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Newi of the World By Associated Press Average Doily Circulation ,i week Ending fk nni March 3rd ?71 T ESTABLISHED 1870 NEW BRITAIN, CONNECTICUT, SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 1923. -EIGHTEEN PAGES. PRICE THREE CENTS MEW BMITA W y. PRIVATE BUSINESSMEN MAY SOLVE DIFFICULTIES THAT ARE BLOCKING TURK PEACE Direct Negotiations Be . tween Foreign Conces sion Holders and Otto man Govt. Likely to Settle Economic Issue Turkish Message to Allies Says That Treaty Handed Them Is Worded Differ ently and Has New Clauses. ' most difficult PlJfartfnrl ? Allies and Turk , A toiin. - Paris, March 10, (By The Asso ciated Press) Direct negotiations f i wirii me lureign concession noi and the Ottoman government considered probable aa a means disposing o the 1cm between the the economic clauses of the treaty which the Turks refused to sign at Lausanne. It- is Mideretood here that a con siderable number of English com panies' already have inaugurated con versations with the Angora govern ment to fix their future status. LOOKS FORWARD, AT 90 TO AUTOMOBILE TRIPS Mrs. Annie M. Stratton of Carlton Street Is Lover fit Adventure Mrs. Annie M. Btratton, a resident FREE STATE TURNS "DOWN PEACE OFFER Reject Proposal o! Archbishop Harty lor Immediate Trjice IRREGULARS WERE WILLING O'HIgglns, However, Thinks Terms Impossible Rebel Leader Bo tin Again on War Path and is Raiding Trains for Mall and Goods. i i Dublin, March 10. (By Associated Press) The Free State rovrnmnt of New Britain for the past ,'fourjbaa definitely rejected the .latest, and years, celebrated her 90th birthday on Thursday at the home of her daugh ter, Mrs. Everett Ryder of 260 Carlton street She was born in Boston and spent her childhood as well as many of her later years In that city. She was the daughter ; of Mr. and Mrs. Mathlas Sayor. , When a "Herald" reporter called at the home this morning, Mrs. Stratton greeted him at the door and extend ed a cordial welcome to . enter the Turkish Position.' ' Constantinople,. March 10, (By The Associated Press). .The Turkish counter-proposals to the peace treaty drafted at Lausanne, handed to the Allied high commissioners late last evening, are understood to be on their way to the several allied cap itals. The document is presented in par allel columns, the text of the Lau nanne document being faCed with the modifications proposed by tho Turks, which chiefly, are in the economic section and the capitulations provl tiiong. The covering note describes , the concluding days of deliberation at Lausanne and defends the Turkish position in refusing to sign without discussion . a treaty containing abso- ; lutely new clauses, with other clauses vjYamed In language different from that agreed upon previously in the conference of sub-commissions. : "If, since, the fourth of lebruary, , hetUitti?shay not ensued," says the . notei- I'thw fact-must be attributed to the sincere desire for peace of - the Turkish government and people," WHOLE CARLOAD OF PEOPLE OVERCOME BY ETHER FUMES ' " 1 I -mm mm j New lork Subway Rider Had Can. Which He ' Said He Was Using to Cure Cold. New, York, March 10, Sixty pas sengers on ,a seventh avenue subway train were partially overcome early today by ether escaping from a can carried y Richard Chanarro, a young South American, who told the police he was taking it home for a cold. " When the train pulled In at the 96th street station practically every passenger in the second car was Kwoonlng and many were hysterical. Two of the passengers were renioved to a hospital. Chanarro was placed under arrest. Chanarro entered the train at the "2nd street station. Soon afterwards I ho pungent odor of ether permeatod the car and men and women became ill. Some of those standing dropped to the floor, unconscious. A patrolman ami detective saw ' Chanarro holding a tin can and traced the escaping fumes to It. When he attempted to walk away they pounced upon him and rushed him to a police station. He told the police he had a liad cold and was taking "the stuff" for It. The train was Jammed with late after-theater crowds. Police were summoned to maintain order as those overcome were taken from the train. "1dom Idle ' . n making ,ng useful she never . gazine un til nightfall " Hnr a ,. .rly riser, seldom if over takes a nap during the day, and does not retire in the even ing until the other members of the family go to bed. She is able to read quite well and still does a great deal of fancy work. Mrs. Stratton has had three children, but the daughter with whom she lives is the only one living at present. She has four grandchildren and six great grandchildren. After making mention of her love for adventure and travel, Mrs. Strat ton was asked if she would like to make a trip to Europe. She said that nothing would give her more delight than to go this summer, and even though she hardly expects to, she says that she will make one or two auto mobile trips to Boston, Mass. MYSTERIOUS EXPLOSION Two Women Killed and Man Serious ly Injured in Blast Which Wrecks House at Fairfax, Ok la. Fairfax, Okla., Harch 10. Two women were killed and a man was seriously Injured by a mysterious ex plosion here today which wrecked the borne .of William Smith,. Smith was badly burned and his wife and Miss Nellto Brookshire were killed. ' The cause of the explosion has not been ascertained. Authorities said they, were attempting to connect with a possible Incendiary motive the fact that Smith's sister-in-law, Anna Brown, was slain here about a year ago. FREED FROM ASYLUM- BOOTLEGGERS INCREASE Meet Off Xew Jersey Being Added to DaBy Unsuccessful Attempt Made to Land Supply. Highlands, N. J., March 10 Bottle fishermen boasted today that runners from northern New Jersey and Long Island last night had made a suc cessful sally to the rum fleet off Am brose Channel. Bad weather obscured the fleet from sight ashore, but the bootleg gers were reported to be Increasing daily. One of Three Survivors of Famous ' Lafayette Escadrllle Had Been in Retreat for Two Years. Boston, March 10. A two year ef fort to regain his freedom from the McLean Hospital for the Insane at Wavcrlcy has been won by Herman L. Chatkoff, said to bo one of the thee living, survivors of the original pilots of the Lafayette Escadrllle, composed of American flyers, who fought with the French army before the entry of the United States Into the world war. Chatkoff . was being cared for today by American Legion representatives In Massachusetts, who have taken up the disabled veteran's fight to secure an A. -K. F. status and back pay from the government. Chatkoff claims that he passed an examination for the Amer ican army, and was on the verge of being sworn In as an officer when he was shot down by the Germans. GETS LONG JAIL TERM what many observers considered the most 'promising, move for peace In Ireland. ' Archbishop Harty of Cashel and several others, influential friends of the government In Mupster, recently proposed an Immediate' truce under which the republicans would dump all their arms under a pledge that they be handed over to whichever party won the next election. In this way, It was pointed out, there would be a voidance of the humiliation of a surrender. Irregulars Willing Tom Barry, Irregular leader, indit ed a friendly reply to this proposal undertaking to submit It to the repub Heart army executive, and Dr. McCar tan gave notlve in the Dall Elreann of a resolution approving the terms. In an interview today, however, Kevin O'Higgins, free state minister of home affairs, said: "There can be no truce on the ba bishop of Cashel and others have ad- bishop of Cache! and others, have ad dressed to Barry." - Reasons For Refusal "There must be complete and un qualified acceptance of the right of the people to decide all the issues arising from the politics of the coun try, and as a corrolary to this the weapons of war must be placed in the effective custody and control of the people's representatives. "There will bo an election this year in Ireland at which the candidates will be free to go forward on any program that seems good to them and appeal to the electors for support. War with England, France or Rus sia may then be advocated. Mr. De Valera's people may appeal to the people to burn the treaty and 'go an other round,' and the people may, If they choose, endorse that program and return De Valera's party with an effective majority. - If that happens, then unqucstion lably they will be entitled to full con trol of the financial and military re sources of the country. . The Irish citizens who would in such circum stances attempt to obstruct or oppose them by force would be rebels agamst the native administration based on the majority will of their fellowmen." Textile Strike at Nashua Has Now Been Called off Nashua, N. H., March 10. An nouncement was made, today by Al feed Cote, president of the Nashua local of the United Textile Workers, that the strike of mill operatives be gun February 13, 1122, in protest to the increase of hours of work from 4$ to 64 per week, bad been vailed off. The mills of the Nashua Mfg. Co., employing about 4,000 operatives, have been running since last April. Torrlngtou Man Sentenced for Carry ing Gun Charge of Counterfeiting Is Being Held in Abeyance. Torrington, March 10. Francisco Cortil,' alias Frank Santore, pleaded guilty In the borough court today to the charge of carrying concealed weapops and was sentenced to jail for 00 days and fined $100 and costs. The charge of having In his posses sion a counterfeit 15 bill, to which he pleaded not guilty, is being held in abeyance pending Investigation by federal officers. Cordl was arrested Thursday. The police claim that he had three counterfeit 15 bills In his possession and that he had passed seven others. Since his arrest the police say they have discovered that he had passed a counterfeit $20 bill drawn on a Grand - Rapids, Mich., bank, The $5 bills involved are al leged to be counterfeit United States notes. Bofln on War Path London, March 10. The Irish rebel leader, Bofln. Is on the war path again, says the Belfast correspondent of the "Evening News." ' Bofln, although besieged by strong Free State forces, escaped from his hiding place in the Arlgna mountains in County Cavan and now Is reported operating In northern Leitrim at the head of a small, but daring band which includes many of the veterans of the Arlgna fighting. They are having a hectic time raid ing trains for mails and merchandise. Bofln's most daring exploit thus far is the destruction of a passenger train at Flenfarne. Free State troopB are hot on the trail of the elusive rebel. "For weeks," the correspondent continues", the rebel parties billet themjclves on the distracted farming folk, while roving bands occasionally call at lonely houses and order bacon and eggs for ten men, Insisting on the harassed housewife having the food on the table inside ot as many minutes; 'Such demands have not added to the popularity of the rebels, whose chief admirers are romantically-minded girls and youths thrilled by their frequent hair-breadth escapades and train burning exploits. 'Many of the rebels' sweethearts arc- on tne run, simply aecitea out with loot In the shape of jewelry and clothing." - ' Held For Murder Here 12 Years Ago o , The New Britain police re ceived a telegram this after noon, to the effect that AUlsto Peer, was under arrest at Chicago, III., on a charge of murder eommltted In this city '12 years ago. Chief Hart, on the receipt of the telegram, turned the case over to Detec tive Sergeant William P, McCue, who started an Investigation. Up to press time this afternoon, the police have been unable to trace any unsolved murder In this city, within the past 12 years. . . Judge Q. W. Klett, who has been identified in an official capacity, as assistant prosecu tor, prosecutor and' Judge for 1 2 years, was unable this after noon, to recall any unsolved murder here In that period of time. AGREE ON PLAN FOR NEW FIRE PLATOON Keeyers, Rice aDd Kirkham Con fer on System EHective April 1 OPINION ON DEPUTY CHIEFS ILL 0NJ0NEYM00N Bride of Wealthy Society Man Stricken With Diphtheria . WAS MARRIED ON TUESDAY Her Sickness, Which Began Several Days Ago, Caused Cancellation of Their Flans for European Trip, Starting Today. Portsmouth, R. I., March 10. Mrs. Reginald C. Vanderbilt, a bride of four days, is ill with diphtheria at the Sandy Point Farm estate of her husband here, it was learned today. Mrs. Vanderbilt, who was-Miss Gloria Morgan, daughter of Harry Hays Morgan, American consul general in Brussels, has been sick virtually since her arrival here Tuesday night. She Is 18 years of age. Not a Severe Case. The young bride was under the care of trained nurses, with Doctors Charles W. Stewart and William A. Sherman in attendance. Diagnosis of the throat trouble from which she was suffering as diphtheria was made today. It was said not to be a severe case. The precautions Mr.. Vanderbilt tooK to assure privacy for his honey, moon- had- Irept secret until today the fact of his wife's Illness. Cancella tion, a, day or two ago of reservations for a suite on the liner Majestic, on whicht it was said the' Vandcrbilts had intended sailing from New York today, had Indicated a change in plans. Married on Tuesday. The vandcrbilts were married in New Tork last Tuesday and came here the same night. They had known each other for a year. Mrs. Vanderbilt, under the name of Gloria Rochelle, had taken a minor part in motion picture plays. Her husband is the youngest son of the late Cor nellus Vanderbilt and many times a millionaire. . He is 42 years of age. It was his second marriage, his first wife, who was Miss Kathleen Geb hard, having obtained a divorce in 1920. BANKRUPTCY CASES Hartford Housewife Has Debts of $27,607 and Assets of $21,425 An. tlquc Dealer's Liabilities $12,182. New Haven, March 10 Bankruptcy petitions filed today included that of Bessie M. Beers, housewife of Hart ford, with debts of $27,607, and as sets of $21,425, and that of Robert C. Beers, dealer in antiques of Hart ford, with liabilities of $12,182 and assets ot $1,011. BANK REPORTS. New Tork, March 10. The actual rondltion of clearing house tanks and trust companies for the week shows un excess In reserve of $17,244,030. This is aa Increase $11,131, CJ0. WHOLESALE MURDERS?' Four Bodies Washed Ashore on Flor ida Coast Indicate Smugglers Hate Had Fatal Feud. Tallahassee, March 10. The bodies of four unidentified persons have been washed ashore on Wakulla County beaches the .past two days, according to reports brought here today by Deputy Sheriff Morrison. According to Deputy Morrison there were Indi cations that there had been whole sale foul play In the alien smuggling trade. How to Heal Yourself Is To Be Taught in Boston Boston, March 10. A school of in struction in the art of self healing, the first in this country to teach the use of conscious auto-suggestion aa practised by Kmile Coue of France, ts to be established here shortly. Marchesa A. Manuncl Capponi, . who accompanied the little druggist of Nacy to this country, announced to day. COMPLETES HALF CENTURY WITH RULE AND LEYEL CO. Philip Diehl Presented WIUi Gold Watch in Behalf of Stanley Works ' Went On Payroll in 1873. Rounding out a halt century of service In' the Stanley Rule and Level plant, former Councilman Philip Diehl of 582 Arch street was presented with a gold watch by Philip B. Stanley, vice-president of the Stanley Works at noon today. The watch was pre sented at a gathering ot foremen of the different departments a few min utes before 12 o'clock. Mr. Diehl entered the employ ot the Stanley Rule and'Leve! Co., when 14 years of age, March 10, 1873. He was employed in the office. Later feeling that he would like the factory better he went Into the production end of the work and gradually worked himself up until today he heads the hand plane department, one of tho largest departments in the plant. In presenting the watch. Mr. Stan ley spoke of Mr. Diehl's connection with the plant, of his faithful service and record and ot the appreciation officials of tho Stanley Works feel for his loyalty to the company. DROPS DEAD IN HOTEL. Atlantic Cl'.y, N. J., March 10. Mrs. Etta Kauffman, of New York, widow of Abraham Kauffman, new England knitting mill owner, fell dead from heart disease in her apartment in a hotel here last night. Bill Kopf Leaves Today To Join Boston Braves Cincinnati, March 10. Seven mem bers of the Cincinnati National league team are leaving Cincinnati today to join Manager Pat Moran and the players already In training at Or lando, Fla. Leaving with today's party Is Bill (Larry) Kopf, former Cincinnati In fleider, mho goes to St. Petersburg, to join the Boston Braves. $1,811,000 IX GOLD. New York, March 10. Gold with drawals aggregating $l,811.OQ0 for shipment to India were In the strong boxes of the Majestic, Sailing today for Europe. THI3 WEATHER Hart ford,' Mar. 10. Foreran! for New Britain and vicinity: Unsettled, probably snow or rain tonight and Sunday. Colder Sunday: strong westerly winds becoming easterly by Sunday. Corporation Counsel Rules That Can didates For New Office In Depart ment Must Take Civil Service Ex amlnatlons To Become Eligible. Chairman John E R. Keevers of the board of fire commissioners has submitted to Chairman Henry W. Rice of the common council committee on ordinances a plan approved by the fire commission for the two platoon sys tem, effective April 1, and after I consultation with Corporation Coun sel John H. Kirkham this morning, Councilman Rice announced , that there are no objections, to the plan as offered. A joint meeting of the fire board and the ordinance committee will be held Monday evening to go over the plan. The civil service commission will meet Thursday evening and make plans for examinations for candidates and so that the work of making ready for the new platoon may be expedit ed, Mayor A. M. Paonessa Is planning to call a special meeting ot the com mon council next Wednesday evening. Personnel of New Department. As a result of the agreements reached today, the two platoon plan to be established is likely to be as follows: The Are department wtll consist of a chief engineer, a first and a second assistant chief engineer, a master me chanic, eight captains, eight lieuten ants, not less than 64 nor more than 57 permanent men and a substitute force of not less than 30 or more than 80 men. The calt force will be dis pensed with. Duties of Chiefs. The duties of the chief and assist ant chiefs will be fixed by ordinance as follows: Chief engineer It shall be the duty of the chief engineer of the fire de partment to Inspect or cause to be In spected every six months or oftener, if necessary, the premises of all per sons who store or have for sale gun powder, ammunition, fireworks, dyna mite, nitro-glycerine, naptha and gas oline, and ascertain if they are com plying with the law and are properly licensed, reporting any and all viola tions to the chief of police and prose cuting attorney. ;; First assistant chief engineer It shall be the duty pf the, first assistant chief engineer to assist the. chief en gineer in the discbarge of his duties and in' the absence of the chief engin eer his duties' and powers, In case of Are, shall devolve upon the first as sistant chief engineer. Second assistant chief engineer It shall be the duty of tho second chief assistant chief engineer to assist the chief engineer or the -first assistant chief engineer in the discharge of their duties and in the absence of the Chief engineer and the first assistant chief engineer their duties and pow ers devolve upon the second chief engineer. No More Horse Shoeing. In the revision of the. ordinances, the section ordering that bids be call ed for on contracts to be awarded will be amended to strike out the words "shoeing of horses," the entire depart ment having been motorized. Opinion on Assistant Chiefs. Chairman Keevers conferred this morning with the corporation coun sel on the question of whether as sistant chief engineers are required to take civil service examinations and the board restricted to appointments from the civil sen-ice list. The pres ent ordinances make no provision for assistant chief engineers' appoint ments, but say that chiefs may be appointed without civil service exam ination. Judge Kirkham's opinion states that Such examinations must be taken. His answer to the fire board's query follows: "Answering your inquiry of March , 'is it necessary for any member of the New Britain fire department to take and successfully pass a. civil service examination in order to be eligible for appointment as second assistant chief engineer?' would state that in my opinion it is so neces "The civil service rules provide that appointment from the civil serv ice list for civil service examinations is required in the fire department for alt' substitute call men and to ap pointment as permanent men and to appointment of any superior officer in said department, except chief. In the ordinances relating to board of fire commissioners, the office of chief engineer and permanent captain and acting assistant chief engineer is pro- NEW VORK BANKER MISSING, ALSO THREE BROTHERS, ALL CONNECTED WITH BUSINESS MRS. BISSELL AGAIN HEADS STATE D, k. R. Election Takes Place Today at Annual Conference Held in Bristol Brlston, Conn., March 10. After devoting tho forenoon to discussion of business of the organization, the an nuai convention of the Daughters of the American Revolution this after noon accepted the list of officers from the nominating committee, Mrs Charles H. Blssell of Southington Is re-elected state regent; Miss Kather Ine Nettleton of Derby, vice regent; Mrs. Frederick S. Stevens of Bridge port, recording secretary; Miss Alice Lee Coe of Wlnsted, corresponding secretary: Mrs. James K. Crofut, con suiting registrar; Miss Jennie Loomls of Windsor, treasurer; Miss Harriet P. Marsh, of New Haven, historian Miss Jessie W. Hayden, librarian, and Miss Florence M. Crofut, Mrs. Fred A, Strong, Mrs. C. M. Beach, Mrs. Frank Spencer, Mrs. William S. In graham. Miss May Louise Pardee and Mrs. Wills E. Terrell, counsellor. As she was Indisposed in New York. Mrs. George Maynard Minor, the na tional president general, was unable to be present at the meeting. DEMOCRATS DISAGREE OYER SELECTION OF CANDIDATES One Faction Says Direct Primaries Are in Effect and Other De clares Convention Rule Exists. With election day less than a month off, the New Britain branch of the democratic party is in a quan dary as to whether or not direct primaries are in effect in this city. There are two factions In the party. one of which claims that nominees for places in the common council this ear must be chosen in convention and the other claiming tho direct pri maries must be employed. Last year, on motion of Councilman Stephen A. Lynch, direct primaries were approved by the city convention and a committee was named to bring rules. In the fall campaign, a convention was called and the com mlttce recommended that, with a few m.inor exceptions, the republican sy. tern be adopted. The matter was tabled for one week and at that time the convention decided that it had no power to act since the matter one in the hands of a previous con vention. . As a result, one faction claims that the convention system cannot be em ployed since primaries wero formally adapted, while the other . faction claims that there can be no primary as there are no rules to govern it. Mott St. Institution Has Deposits of Two Million and Panic Stricken De positors Try to Force Way Into Institution asBSSBMaasBHsaM Big Chicago Banking House Closes Doors When Presi dent Is Found Dead in Auto on Lonely Road Solvent, Officials Insist. New York, March 10. Police head- , quarters was notified today that Vin- j cenzo Tisbo, who conducts a bank on i Mott street having deposits of $2.- 000,000 had disappeared. An excited crowd gathered around the bank which was patronized chiefly by Ital ians. Three Others Missing. A clerk, who opened the combined banking, Insurance and steamship agency house today, told the police that Vlncenzo Tisbo's three brothers. Kiccardo, Vito and Francisco, all members of the firm, had failed to ap pear. A search was begun for them also. Within an hour after the bank i opened, more than 200 excited persons had gathered n the street before it. , Many women in the crowd, who bad deposited money with the firm, wept 1 and tried to fight their way past po- lcemen at the door. Clerks who were questioned by the police professed entire ignorance as to the whereabouts of the four 'missing men. v Chloaco Rank Mystery. Chicago, March 10. The Logan Square Trust and Savings Bank, capi talized at $200,000 and having de posits of $2,700,000, was closed today while tho death by shooting yester day, of Fred W. Popp, its president was investigated and state bank ex aminers looked into the institution's finances. The directors announced the bank was solvent. Mr. Popp's body was found slump ed over the steering wheel of his mo tor car on a lonely road near here. In a pocket were found cancelled checks for $61,000 all drawn by, made payable to, and endorsed by Paul W. Popp, A son, ' secretary and cashier of the Logan Sguare bank. Today the bank president s son Paul, explained to investigators that he had given the cancelled checks to his father prior to his departure for California two months ago. He said the $61,000 in cancelled checks were drawn on his personal report at the Republic National bank at St. Louis. DEMOCRATS GAINING New York Party Adds 65,794 Voters, While Republicans Register Losses of 137,931 Over Last Year. Albany, N. Y March 10, The democratic party in New York state gained 65,7)4 enrolled voters during the past year, most of them In the western part of the state, according to a report Issued by the secretary of state's office today. The repub lican loss, their enrollment figures showing a decrease of 137,921 from last year's. DR. CHIPMAN DIES (Continued on Page Fifteen Prominent New London Physician and Surgeon Was Also Former Health Officer of Whaling City. New London, March 10. Dr. Ed win C. Chipman, aged 62, for several years health officer of this city died during the night at the Home Memo rial hospital, wherV he recently un derwent two operations for Intestinal trouble.- He was a native ot West Saugerties, N. Y and a graduate of Alfred university, Alfred Center, N. Y and of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New York city. New Head of Veterans' Bureau to Cut Red Tape Washington, March 10. Brig. Gen eral Frank T. Hines, the new director of the veterans' bureau, said today his policy for operation of the bureau would be based on elimination of "red tape", prevention of "hard boiled" methods in treatment of veterans, and a speeding up of hospital work so as to give Immediate relief wherever pfeded. His chief work for the mo ment the director said, was to coor dinate and perfect the service. New Haven Prosecutor Asked to Trace Flint New Haven, March 1ft. The city attorney's office has been asked by the board of education through its sec retary, to do all in lis power to find U. Lafayette Flint, former master of the Orange street grammar school. who disappeared on Washlngtoon's birthday, and Is said to have kept money given him for a junior Red Cross fund. New Yorkers Are Arrested For Rum Running in Salem Salem, Mass., March 10. A truck suoDOsedly loaded with leather was seized by police today and found to contain assorted liquors valued at $15,000. John Fallarao of New York, the dlrver, was held on a charge of "keeping liquor with intent to sell," and Peter S. Perteet of New York, was arrested as an accessory. BRIDGEPORT'S ASST. CHIEF OF FIRE DEPT. BADLY HURT" A. S. Mellor in Critical Condition- Injured by . Fall on Jagged Glass at Morning Blaze Bridgeport, March 10. Alexander S. Mellor, assistant fire . chief, was taken to a hospitatl today, believed to be seriously Injured, shortly after a tire broke out in the furniture store of M. Quinn & Co., at State and Broad , strcts. While crawling through a , window Mellor fell on jagged glass, , receiving Injuries In the back and to ' the abdomen. Reports from St. Vincent's hospitatl are that Mellor Is in a serious con dition. . The fire was reported under control at 10:30. Starting in the elevator shaft, the flames enveloped the fourth and fifth floors, causing a loss to building and stock estimated at $30,000. The building is owned by Jacoby and Engeiman. , ' JUDGE GETS THREAT Pltlsburgber Who Fined Man Who Had Spoonful ot Whiskey Gives Letter to Postal Authorities. Pittsburgh, March 10. Police Mag istrate B. L. Succop today turned over to the postal authorities a letter from Providence, R. I., 1 condemning tho judge for fining a man who had a spoonful of liquor in his possession. The letter, signed by "John Wil liams," declared that "I do wish and earnestly hope that thre is one red- blooded American in Pittsburgh who will put a knife or a bullet fn your dirty hide for imposing such a fine on any man for the possession of a spoonful ot liquor." Banker Found Dead But Accounts Are All Right Centerburp, Ohio, March 10. Knox county officials today were investiga ting the finding last night of the body j of Lemott M. Dally, vice-president ot the First National Bank of Center burg. Dally was shot dead In the! barn. Nearby a revolver was picked I up. Officials of the bank said they I found no shortage. Sonthlngton, March 10. Mrs. Lucy ' K. 1'nson. who observed the 103d an il. S. Steel COI D. Unfilled . ive,sary of her birth yesterday, died 103 YESTERDAY,J)IES TODAY Mrs. Lucy K. I'pson Who Observed Her Birthday Anniversary in South ington Lives But One Day Longer. Orders Show Big Increase New York, March 10. Vnftlled or ders of the t'nited States Steel cor poration on February 28, madp pub lic today, totalled 7.283.HS9 tons, an increase of 173,211 tons over those on January SI. today. She had been in fair health, although physically feeble because of advanced years. Two sons and three dHtighters who survive have an ag gregate age of 362 years. Mrs. Had Iry. wife of president Kmrrltus Ar thur T. Hadley, of Yale university, is a graud niece.