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,FASHIpNS. S FECIAL SECTIONS FICTION, Phottis and Descriptions of the TO-DAY'S EVENING WOR L D FEWEST STYLES By Ly CI AN CARY ar J im icd li ny old ttl i 2 tllB ess C. al .cst nc test one 1 to ion., ctel j of sty. -Tew has row eral Tim her 3ar- ear ache oftlv t, as isely heso i eye and- f put oked him. and Tak Lft .THREE 8ECTION8 3ECTION EXTRA VOL. LXII. tfO. 21,976 ULLETS NEW RAPPED BY BLAZE IN HOME bums ms WOMEN AND CHILDREN ARE B5 m nnnnnrn mm nni inr Annuo v . UKuntu muruubt hkivioi fhree Men, Also in Night-1 clothes, Jump From Win-1 dow to Root ot l-AU'u-ion; Fifteen Feet Below . iremen Larry I nirct r-amii; i of Seven and a Dog D- wn Ladders Blaze Had ' "u: ' Off Stairway. ged Man Dies in Blaze a- He TriiK tn f.rnne W'av On' Annili.'i- fVi-nmnl nf Fr.-imL i Dwelling Rescued. rarfaS Vtrt rcsVucTf early this mom S in two urooKiyn uiw. Tle one who tiled was David lc- rath, slxt-two jenrs old. llv.nrr on e second 'floor oC the frame lu-uso No. G21 Metropolitan Avcnu". An d man who lived on the giound floor 'leaped. McGrath, apparently over- !ne by smoko as he tried to grope way out. wus found spruwIUi',- cn e floor in his night clothe, -lie is u foreman for Austin Nichols & , grocers. The fire started from overheated stove in tho kitchen. In clearing up the wreckage in tho rned room firemen found part of a kail shelf against the wall over thi n eve. Only enough of the shell re ined to support a small statuette fiWthe Virgin Mary, which was en- ely uninjured by the flames arm rely smudged with smoke. The re- inder of the shelf had been iiurncu ay and pictures on the same wall ncd. fourteen persons were tescued by Icemen and firemen during a fire tho three-story former roadhouso . 3347 Pulton Street, In the Cypress Us section of Brooklyn, at 1 A. SI. V. one-Btory extension made from old roadhouso piazza Into stores rounded tho building. Tho flro rted In a shoe store and had cut escape b the stairs before Po- man Mathias Klnnavy, a rooklo of Ciosson Avenue Station, who was his way to his home, No. 327 Eu- l Avenue, discovered It. Members the throe families living, over the res were In window blowing police istles, but were ordered not to P. iClnnavy was joined by Policeman than Greenhouse, of tho 'Miller nuo Station, and they tried un- cessfully to get up tho stairs push the smoke. The men, women 1 children had bcef driven from front to tho back windows when policemen returned to the street. Innavy and Greenhouse ran to the smashed a rence and climbed to extension, over which the terror cken tenanta of tho top floor were lilng. They were Mrs. Esther der. forty-one, a teacher In Public (Continued on Second Page.) RDING SIGNS MARKETING BILL mers' Co-operative and Exemp tion Measure Becomes a Law To-Day. ASHINGTON, Feb. IS. Tho per-Vo!stead Co-operative Market- Dill, which legalizes co-operatlvo c'talltns of farmers n il producers marketing lUirposes mil exempts n from the Sherm.n nti-Trust was slgnod .to-day by President iiln. . . ONE. DAILY. CwrfftWSS SSfVmS VM" NEW j ruuoL Hmvioi BOOTLEGGER I OR BONUS? FAVOR TAXING uimrn fimn nrrnn I T!IMLU HMU ULLhU ! TO PAy JHE BONUS Majority of Veterans Believe Modification of Prohibition Will Solve Puzzle. (From a Staff Correspondent of The Evening World.) WASHINGTON, Feb. 18. Impetus has been given to the light wines and beer movement in Congress and. out because of the situation created by the fruitless search for new sources of revenue to supply money for the soldier bonus. Editor Houston, of Stars and Stripes, ono of the best known organs of the ex-service men, said to-day that while there is division among tlio men on the subject, the same as among any other class of citizens, he believes a majority favor legalizing and taxing light wines and beer for bonus revenue purposes. "I think a majority of tho ex-ser vice men favor light wines and beer," said Houston. "If you tie the bonus with this piogramme, I believe a great majority of the ox-servico men would favor this modification of the Pinhlbitlon Idiw." The Maryland Representative urging his scheme on the Ways and Means Commltteo, and it is possible that after the sales tax proposal has been fought out and finally disposed of tho commltteo may turn to the wines and beer proposal as an alter native. Hepicscntatlvo John Philip Hill of tho Haltlmore District, who is an ex sorvlce man, has introduced a bill to have each Congressional district called a "Local Option District," and the peoplo of the country vote whether they want 1 ler cent, beer and 4 per cent, wines. Tho measure provides that thoso districts that vote for light (Continued on Second Pago.) MAN IS SHOVED OFF SUBWAY PLATFORM IN FRONT OF TRAIN Thomas Mrlnhardt, fifty-eight years old, of No. 903 East 15Gth Street, the lironx, was pushed by a crowd off the northbound platform of the 14th Street Station of the east sldo subway a' 1 o'clock this afternoon. Ho fell In front of an approaching train, which threw him from the track. Suffering from a fracture of tho right Icf; and internal injuries, he was tuken to Bellevue Hospital. The accident created a panic in the station, which was jammed with workers from the factories around Union Square bound for their homes in Harlem and the Bronx. Although tho platforms In this station aro pro tected hy railings, there aro open tipnees giving access to the car doors. Melnhardt was standing on the edge r the platform at ono of these pone spares, when tho crowd behind surged foiward as the train rolled Into tho tfctloa. rClfcuafioii Boots Open to AIL" "Frozen Credits" Thawing Out Judge Announces He Has Sent and Export Trade Is , in Resignation in FJYect Beginning Again. j on March 1. s , FARM PRODUCTS HELPED DUTIES NOW TQO HEAVY Figures of Comptroller and ,;ol fn0ugh Hours in the War Finance Director Con-"! Day," He Says, to Accom firm the President's Views, i piish All He Has to Do. By David Lawrence. (Special Correspondent of The Eve ning World.) WASHINGTON. Feb. 18 (Copy right.. 1922). Business Is better. Pres ident Harding sas so and offers fig ures and statistics to eonllrm his opti mistic view. Heretofore his expres sions about the business situation have been general In character and tinned with a vague houpfuUuvrMh'H the depression rhust sooner" or later come to an end. Now, however, with a smile of happiness on his face, the President takes occasion to analyze the latest data received hv the Comp troller of the Currency. The President explained that his purpose was neither political nor par titan. Mr. Harding Is no more anx ious to claim credit for the better turn In business affairs than was his Administration ready to take responsi bility for the economic depression which becamo acute in the first six months of his term of office. Tho day is passing when politicians are claiming that they are able by governmental effort to bring prosper ity when at the same time it has been demonstrated that tne policy of a government docs not always bear a relationship to economic factors of world-wldo extent, i nls doesn't pro vent tho partisans from making all sorts of claims, bat the shreivd leaders no longer try to take tho credit for an upward turn in business conditions. President Harding, however, has an other object In making it plain to the American people that the data In pos session of the Government showed a marked Improvement In the credit sit uation. He wants to offset the appre hensions of the pessimist who can create a psychological situation that will hurt business. There are still many business men In America re fraining from doing certain things that would benefit themselves and the country, but who hesitate on account of "tho business outlook." For this reason the Government doesn't mind interpreting the outlook. Tho Comptroller of the Currency, whoso duty It Is to issue regular calls for statements from tho national banks of the country, has had nothing to boast about for many months. The Improvement has been gntdual and steady, but it never could lie culled pronounced. When he found at last (Continued on Second Page ) SUDAN WIFE COSTS 8 SPEARHEADS NOW; FOUR BEFORE WAR Or- Profiteers Will Take Seven Cows as Doubled Price for Dusky Bride. LONDON, Feb. IS. Lord Dewar, speaking at a meeting of the Leyslan Mission here, said profiteering had spread everywhere slnco the war, even Into the Sudan, where It had ex tended to the price of wives. "In the Sudan before the war," he said, "a wife could be got for four spearheads. Now the price has !oub!"d : one has to puj eight spearheads. In tho cattle country It used to b four cows; now the price lseven cows." YORK, SATURDAY, CLUE E TO DEVOTE WHOLE TIE TO CHICAGO. Feb. 18 (Associated, I 'less). Federal Judge Kern-saw M. l-nndis announced to-day that he had resigned from the bench and would devote his entire time to his posi tion of baseball commissioner Tho resignation Is effective March 1. Aniymnecment of It was made formally by the Judgo as ho took his place In coi'.it. - , "Thor'are Hot enough Uours In the day for all of my activities, said the Judge, "Therefore, 1 have forwarded my resignation ns Federal Judge to Washington, effective March 1." He said he had mailed hlsi resigna tion to-day, addressing it to President Harding. i The Judge then called tho first caso i on his docket and refused to discuss tho matter until court recess. The sou of a prominent Indiana family, Judgo Landls was on the Federal bench for nearly seventeen years. He assumed tho offlco on March 28, 1905. Ho first attracted attention when ho fined the Stundard OH Company $29,000,000. Tho flno, the largest ever ir.jpot.ed by any court of Justice, was later remitted by the Supreme Court. Judgo Saudis was appointed Ilaso ball Commissioner over a year ago at a salary of J42.E00. A great deal of ciiticlsm was heard when he remained on the bench and albo administered his baseball duties. It camo to a climax with an .effort to censure him In Congress. Although he had intended to leave thi. bench eventually, he refused to quit under lire and remained long after ho had planned to resign. His most noted baseball decision was in the case of Uabc Ituth, king of homo run hitters, who had violated a rulo by participating in a barn storming tour after ho had taken part In a World's Series. Tho Judgo fined Ituth his sharo of the World's Scries moro than 13,000 and buspended him for moro than a month of the coming playing season. Baseball circles In New York were generally pleased with tho resignation of Judge Landls. "Every ono connected with the game should be congratulated that Judge lindls has decided to confine his futuie to iKmeball," sold John A. Heydler, President of the National League. "Judge Landls already has done a lot of big t,hings for baseball and he should be able to do even moro when he has no other Interests to demand his time." The same sentiments were expressed at the offices of the threo Metropolitan Major League clubs. RUSH AIRPLANE TO SAVE A BANK Carries All Money Needed to Pa Depositors in El Dorado, Ark., Institution. EL DORADO, Ark., Feb. 18. An airplane laden with sufficient money to pay all depositors of tho Guaranty Bank and Trust Company of El Do lado, Is expected to nrrhe hern to-day from Shreveport. La. The plane was despatched following n run on tho bank due to a flne re port that It was Insolvent. LANDISQU1TSB NCH BASEBALL FEBRUARY 18, IN MOVIE JURIST WHO QUITS BENCH TO BE REAL CZAR OF BASEBALL LANDIS. LIMERICK BRIGADE T FREE STATE Refuses to Recognize Present Army Officers, Declaring for a Republic. tilMKIUCK, Ireland, Feb. 18 (Asso elated Press). A proclamation wr.s Issued to-day on behalf of the mld l.lmcrlck brigade of tho Irish Itepub llcan Army, refusing to recognize the present heads of the Army oi- the Provisional Government, and pledmng allegiance to tho eoclstlng Republic. LONDON, Feb. '18 (Associated Press). Tho Joint Lhilson Commis sion may begin to function over tho week-end. It Is unofficially stated, thus giving a fair prospect for prevention of the dreaded clash between tho ilval foices lined up along the Southern t'lster border. Peaco seems for tho moment to have ugaln descended over Northern Ireland, tho releaso of tho remaining kidnapped Unionists, announced yes let-day, tending to easo the tension, Nevertheless, both sides still hold pilsnneri, and It Is understood tho South Is determined not to releaso the special eonstaoles captured at Clones until the Monnghan football players are freed liy tho Ulster authorities, the South contending that If tho latter are guilty because they carried arms the I'lones raptlvcs aro equally guilty. Moieuvei, there Is the Question of the four Sinn Felncrs held at nath frl.tnd, eharged with "tumultuous UHwmbly." this growing out nf dis orders In (onnection with a Itepubll can funeral two wcelfs ago; and also that of the arrest of tho three Irish Itipul'lii.'ii Army otticers at Ncwry. Notlrwlthstandlng tho repeated North in a--hnrtmns that the footballers will be held unless they apply for Uul. them Is a rumor that they may be liberated as nn "act of grace" wi'bln a few hours. RICKARD WON'T RUN. ST. LOUIS COLISEUM President Hates Denies nirmer ( i mien Promoter Ha- St liuis Lease. ST I.OT IS. Feb. IS. T. I' Hate , 1'rosni'iit of the Colleum Company, this afternoon denied "Tex" Hickit 1 nr nny mr !- had leased the f'o,' . mii" y"r f 'wenly.flve year." 1 1 REVOLTS AGAINS IRISH T WORLD'S WINTER RESORT ANNUAL lor 1922, containing Itadlng Fortign and Amarlean Hi-.crli. Slaamtnl; Trlval and Tourt, tt at HUWoflU oillo or tr mall en roiuMt. AUttu wTW Biiort Bureau, Now Yor World, Niw Yort. ' I I i "Circulation Books Open 1922. Kntrrril n Hrrcml-Clnis .MntUr l'o Office, St York, . . URL FOR SWITZERLAND Family Conters on Betrothal of Heiress, 16, to Horseman, 48. QUARRKl. LOOKED FOR. Father Resigned, but Sister and Mother May Prove Hostile to Marriage. CHICAGO, Feb. 18. Miss Mathldc McCormlck, sixteen-year-old grand daughter of John D. Rockefeller, to day arranged passage for Europe In May, tending to confirm reports she will marry Max Oser, Zurich .riding master, threo times her ago. '' Tho girl will bo accompanied on the return trip by Miss Julia Mangold, who was Oser's liookkcopor and who came to this country with Miss Mc Cormlck last fall. Miss Mathlldo played Indoor golf at tho old Cyrus McCormlck homo on Chicago's Gold Coast to-day, while awaiting tho arrival of her father, Harold F. McCormlck, President of the International Harvester Com pany, and her sister, Muriel, fiom New York. Ihe expected them yes Urtlay and was disappointed when Mio hoard they had postponed leav ing New York a day. They will ar rlvo to-night. Mnthilde's chief concern, urcordlng to closo friends, was not what her grandfather, tho world's richest man, or hor mother might nay. "I wondor whUt Muriel will say?" was tho only qucstlbn In her mind, according to these associates. Thero didn't seem to bo much doubt in Mathllde's mind what Muriel would say. Slio was pretty certain that her older sister would say plenty. Muriel Issued a statement n New York deny ing tlio reported engagement and say ing It wius ridiculous. CHICAGO, Feb. 18 (Associated Press). No statement regarding pub lished reportB that sho Is cngagtd to rnnrry Max Osor, Zurich, Switzerland, riding master, was forthcoming to-day from Miss Mathlldo McCormlck, sl-tein-year-old daughter of Harold F. McCormlck. und granddaughter of John I. Rockefeller. Miss McCormlck was -said to be nwalting tho arrival to-day from Now York of her father before, having anything to say. "Theie Is no statenjent," Miss Lois Gladys Phllbrlck. , Mr. McCormluli's secretary said. "Miss Mathlldi- has nothing to say until her father arrives. But she hopes that Miss .Muriel won't come homo with her father--slie says Miss Muriel will raise Old Ned." Miss Phllbrlck yesterday said that Miss Mathlldo and Miss Julia .Man gold, who formerly was Oner's book keeper and who camo to America with Miss McCormlck, plan to return to Swltzuilaud early tn tho sirring. "1 think they hav'o arranged for passage In May, although It may be earlier or later," sho said. Mr. McCormack and his daughter Muriel aro on their way to Chicago to-ilny. Tlio ncccpted report among their friends hero Is that Miss Ma thlldo will settle her course largely by , the advlco of her grandfatlu r. John, II. Rot-kef eller, of whom she. Is very fond and who has been verj Indul gent with her. ' Tho friendship between Oser and -Miss McCormlck, nccordlng to closi friends of tho family, began when she was a child of eight, In Switznil.ind under treatment for throat and lung Jrouhlo. Sho becamo very friendly with Miss Julia Mangold, an employee of Oser, and brought her tn this coun try as a companion. Oser In described as well read and regarded highly In Zurich as a man of considerable wealth and unquestioned Integrity. VATS rill.MAIlY VKIinirT FINAL. ALBANY. Fob. U. A bll' i.Kned to .,.,.11 I.,, t'vroon qefcaiea ror a nom- I r ntl.j i for public officii In r pr in.r i- i ct.uii content from accept r i . nhtion for the dame office li ml-p.-'l I I nt nomination petition wau - itiodiK-oit yemcrday by Assemblyman Palmer, Re publican, of New York. M'COl ENGAGES PASSAGE To-Morrow'. EXTRA to All." MURDER SLUGS LI THE ODD ONE THAT KILLED TAYLOR FOUND IN IAXI DRIVER'S ROOM IK'S BODY LOST. Mrs. .Siegrist 'Had Been Buried During the Epidemic With 70 Others. K Justice Tlerncy In the Bronx Sil- pi-rrtio Court opened to-day. a. sealed verdict reached by a Jury last night awarding to Charles Hlegrlst ot No. 182" Amsterdam Avenue $2,500 dam ages agulnst the trustees of St. Ray mond's Cemetery In tlnf Bronx for losing the body of Kiegrist's wife. Tho court look under advisement a motion by counsel for the tiustceif to sot the verdict aside, Mrs. Hlegrist died on Oct. 18, 1918, in tho hcicht of the Influenza eftl- dcinlc. Owing to a shortage of labor 1111(1 n Itendlnrr Mtrllci, nf ft-ii v-eillirirerM. her body was placed In u receiving vuult in the cemetery with soventy nino others. Dr. Arthur .1. O'l.eary. Health Commissioner of the Bronx, Issued an order requiring tho cemetery authori ties to bury these bodies within twenty-four hours. A steam shovel was procured and trendies were dug and the coffins were deposited therein. In tlin hurry and confusion records were lost and nothing could hn found to show where Mrs Hlegrlst was burled. On the demand of tho hus band twenty-live coffins were ex humed and opened. No ono knows where her body lies. Tlio damage suit was tried before Justice Tlerney on Thursday anil yes terday. Tho court Instructed the Jury that a husband has a right to know where tho body of his wife is burled. VILLA OFFERS SWORD TO CRUSH REBELLION Wnii I (I Take Flrlil icnlnt Knrmtr A 1,1 Wli.i Ilrnrrlnl Illni. MKXICO CITY, Felr. 18 (Associated I'n-.h).- I-'ranclm-o Villa, former bundlt chief, has risked official permission to lend his mm iiKnlnst Gen. Itoxnllo Hernandez, who was reported several days riKo ns in rebellion In the State of Chllmahiitt. In 1011. Hernandez Mas Villa's trusted alii", but he went over to Carranza when Villa and tho latter split. Tho former bandit !"der now sees nn op portunity to pay or! the old score, and Ills emissary Is said to have arrived In the capital yesterday to obtain tho "as signment" for Ids chief. GIRL OF 13 IS GIVEN LICENSE TO BE A PREACHER Ha Already Filled Vacancies in I'ulpit Wants to. Be a Missionary. TULSA. Okla", Feb. IS. thirteen-year-old- girl won .niiong seven persons granted a license to preach by the North eastern Oklahoma Conference of tho Mothoiltst Kplscopal clinch here yesterday. She Is Miss Fay Kmery, of Miami, Okla., who be gan preaching last summer lu tho mining district near her home. Sho is tn the seventh grnda at school and says her ambition Is to become a ferelgn missionary. Soon she was urged to address ir-KUlarly the inmates nf the old ladles' an i men's homes. Later .-.ho filled vacancies at richer. Okla., and then preached at Baxter t'prigs. GETS MO AWARD AGAIKST CEMETERY Wealher UNSETTLED. PRICE THREE CENTS Police Hunt Chauffeur Who Knew W. D. Taylor and Had Taken Him Many Times in Auto to Los Angeles Houses. Man Disappeared From Usual Haunts at Hollywood on Feb. 2 Warrant For Arrest to Be Asked For To-day. Terms Offered to Valet Sands on Old Charge If He Will Appear and Tell What He , Knows of Late Employer. IX)S ANGKLES, Fob. 18. Police to-day sought n tnxlcub driver, mles Ing since Felt. 2, whom they now be lieve to have been n hired assassin In the William Desmond Taylor mystery. Tho tunn knew Taylor, Edward V. Sands and others mentioned In con nection with the1 case, having been employed numerous times by each of them. Police found several bullets, the exact duplicates of tho odd .SS-cullbrc slug that killed Taylor, In tho driver's room. Ho is said to havo removed an old fashioned revolver which had lain for months on his bureau on the after noon preceding the tragedy. A war rant will probably lie issued to-day, the police said. A letter purporting to be from the missing valet, Sands, who says ho is In I.os Angeles, was received to-day by tho police. In It the writer says he knows who murdeied Taylor, and Is icady to surrender and "untangle this murder mystery" If guaranteed his ficedom on establishing his own Innocence. District Attorney Woolwlne, In Is suing an open reply ugrcelng to the terms, explained hu called a con ference of tho Investigators und H was unanimously decided It would be best to answer tho letter on the chancu that It wus genuine, und mluht result In solving tho mystery. That tho "Sands" letter may U genulno In believed by Hart Tlffanj , Taylor's former chauffeur. Ho came oluntfirlly to the District Attorney's otflco to say hu saw a man ho Is cci tain was Sands In Los Angeles two days Ireforo tho murder. A votbatlm copy of tho letter pui -porting to have been written b Sands, w'as mado public by Mr. Wool wlne, as follows: "Dear Sir: This letter will probably surprise you when you read it- "l am taking this liberty to wrlto you to make matters inuro easy for you. In. tho first place, I am Mr. Sands, al though a friend of mine Is writing this letter under my dictation. "Mr. Woolwlne, k)U need not lool nil over tho world fur me, for I am living right hero In Los Angeles and am reading the papers every day con cerning tho Taylor murder. I will be frank witti you. Mr. Woolwlne: 1 haven't had any peace of mind Blnce the murder, and I havo come to the conclusion that the quicker this thing Is settled tho better off wo will all be. "Now, Mr. Woolwlne. In tho first place, I did not murder Taylor, but I know who did it But what assurance havo I from you to know that you will accept my stoty N " ' "Therefore 1 i.. rantee from you that if I uijself Ir.tu inur hands and :i 1 utuM.ia ray fa-, nocenco of tho crlioa you -..ill id mo free. . "If tg xHl this, Mr. Woolwlne,. I ii .1 .