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$22,000 HOLD-UP TO'NIQHT'G WEATHER Cloudy and Colder. TO-MORROW'S WEATHER Cloudy and Colder. "IF IT HAPPENS IN NEW YORK rrs nv THE EVENING WORLD" EDITION ("Circulation Books Open to AIL" t "Circulation Books Open io AIL" IN 7TH AVE. Wwm VOL. LXII. NO. 21,977 VALUE $465,680,154 AS VALUE OF TRANSIT LINES REDUCTION OF 1300,000,000 Report to Commission Slashes Figures Carried on Books of Companies. CUT IS 40 PER CENT. Capitalization Is $1,000,000, OOO, but Exclusion Brings It to $765,000,000. The report to the Transit Commis sion of Its Bureau of Valuation, made at tho hearing to-day by John H. Madden, Vatu-ition Engineer, and Fred W. Lludars, Chief Accountant, Recommends tho total figure of J65,CS0,151 as the net valuation to be placed on tho properties! of tho forty 'franalt enmpru""' Rnnod for nclu Jlon In tho coinmlsrlon'n plan of re organization. Tho present capitalization of those transit companies. Including stocks and bonds of every description now toututanding, is approximately $1,000, 000,000. From this total, however, tho Commission's Bureau of Valuation ex cluded various company holdings, bringing tho par valuo of tho actual securities held by tho public down to J765.000.000. Tho companies' own valuation of tho properties, as carried fca their books and irrespective of sc rurlty issues, uggrcgato $7111,000,000. Tho report of tho Bureau of Valua fjon recommends, .therefore, u reduc tion of $300,000,000, or about 40 per cent, of tho present net capitaliza tion and of $316.000,000 below com pany book, values. Tho recommendation of tho Bureau of Valuation is that valuations be based upon original coat, from which Is to bo deducted tho amount of ex penditure necessary to put each property In first class operating con dition. When the hearing was taken up William A. Do Ford, icprcsenting hi Transit Bureau of the Corporation Counsel's Office, announced that ho Appeared for tho city, making the usual statement that he did so with out prejudico to tho lights of tho city. Ho was told thai hi was welcome. Mr. Dc Ford, it Is understood, suc-f-ceds Senator Hiram Johnson as ihe jeprescntatlvo of tho city. Following Is a summary of the rec ommended valuations, by railroad tystems, compared with capitaliza tion (stocks and bonds held by ln vcaUiis) and umounts at which the properties are valued on tho company bools: U 1!. T. system surface lines, in cluding the Uiooklyn City Company, SbS.oll. i j'J: clwaUd and subway lln'u, ?30.0&U,91S. : a total Of $15 1. COS. -677 The capital btocU and bonds out Mandiiig of the B. R. T. Is $:'o,17,- (Ccmtinucd on Fifth Fage.) BOILER BLAST ROCKS HOTEL, TIES UP TRAFFIC AND STARTS RUMOR OF GREAT DISASTER At "a few minutes before noon to day, the boiler In tho engine room of tho apartment hotel at No.v 30 East D5th Street, blew up with nn ex plosion which smashed all tho baso. tnent windows of the house, sent the lass crashing Into tho street, rocked Ihe building and scared residents of the neighborhood In a radius of five locks. John Sullivan, the engineer, and hl. tftMlstqnt, Carl Hanson, were ullght'y 'uburneU about the h;uidi and face by blast from the blurting Mrtbot. DAILY. Copyright (New I'ublWhlnr OF CITY'S TRANSIT RECOMMENDED 3 FIFTEEN 'CHILDREN Highland Park, N. J., Explo sion Follows Warning by Tenant, Who Is Arrested. The lives of twenty-one persons, ' tlftcen of them young children, wero Imperilled by an explosion which to tally demolished one and partially vttiTjj d .twt, 4cilJaaASVKWri!ii Park, a suburb of New Brunswick, N, J., at dawn to-day. Ralph Woe nougli, who lived In ono of the houses, Is under arrest on suspicion, as ho appears to havo had advanco knowlcdgo of the explosion, which oc curred in the house ho occupied. The effects of the explosion indicate f..at a powerful bomb was sot off. Tho three houses stood In a group. Wocnough, whoso wife Is In a hos pital, occupied tho second floor of tho middle house. According to tho police he rushed from his homo shortly bo foro tho explosion, pounded on the doors of the houses on each sldo of his own and advised the tenants to get out, as ho thought his house was on Arc. When the explosion occurred ho was n block away turning In a fire alarm. Max Josephsky, his wife and two children and Joseph Lolazano, his wife and seven children occupied the houso to the right of the one where tho explosion occurred. A wall was blown In and tho occupants were cov ered with debris, but all escaped with scratches. In the other house lived Joseph Longato, his wife and six children. Every door In this building was blown off Its hinges, but the oc cupants escaped Injury. Mrs. Mary Josephsky was standing at the top of the stairs, hpldlng her one-year-old baby. Her husband had reached the bottom with their three-year-old boy when tho ex plosion occurred. Tho stairway was blown out and Mrs. Josephsky was hurled to the first floor with the baby In her arms, beside the wall, which was blown In. Tho refuse fell around her, but she and the baby were taken out unlnjmed. Lnlucuiiu with his wifu ami seven children occupied tho lower floor of this house. They were sleep ing In two rooms next to tho middle house. Tho wall was blown In, tho (Continued on Eighth Page.) Residents of the hotel '.logged the tfilf-nhnnn with alarmed InnuirieH. but wero calmed by employees sent from room to room. The police reported that the ex plosion was due to overcrowding of the firebox with rubbish in addition to the ordinary fuel, which caused an abnormal Bteam' pressure. Trafflo on" Madison Avenue was suspended for half an hour by the congestion of fire apparatus In front of the building. From thirty to forty persons tele phoned to Fire and Police Headqarters tht "great dliaiUr" had oeeurrtd. 1 80MB WRECKS HOUSES IMPERLS York World) by I'res Compn7, 1022. NEW SHOT HE 10 SAVE Girl Admits It Wounded Man Objected to Her Visiting Friend. THOUGHT HIM TOO OLD. Girl's First Love Affair Leads to Tragedy Fired Five Shots. The first serious love affair of pretty Carolina Russo, eighteen, has landed her in jatl on a charge of having shot her brother, Alphonso, three years her senior. This chargo may be changed to homicide. The row that led to tho shooting was a family one. due to tho fact that her suitor, who was nearly twico hcrggjttvrns declared too old for her. The brother, with a bul let In his lung, hi near death in the WISE! :Vfl'W.4JPilai,ttnd, Carolina. la utju milium m Jail. Frank Russo, the father. Is a cob-1 bier with a shop and living quarters at tho rear at No. 552 Kast Now York ' Avenue, Brooklyn. Tho daughter'ls a forewoman In a shirt factory. Indicat ing some degree of cxecutivo ability nnd willingness to think for herself. The son is a Jewelry salesman. Two weeks ago a man named Pete (last name not divulged by tho family) who say they do not know It) met Carolina. In a week ho had proposed. Ho called last night nnd waa to get his answer from tho father. In the meanwhile Alphonso had decided, big brother like, that tho caller waa too old. Pete admitted to thirty. Before he left tho Russo home last night Peto wanted to know where ho stood. The father told blm "yes" und "no." Pete left still uniurtaln as to whether he was acceptably as a son-in-law. When he had gone It was nearly 1 A. M. Alphonso came from his room and upbraided the father for not being firm and telling Pcto ho was too old. Carolina paced her bedroom awaiting the father's decision. From words, according to accounts gathered by De tectives Fitzgerald and McCarthy, father and son came to blows and the father, who is forty-five years old, was getting the worst of it. His cries were answered by Caro lina, who ran from her room, dashed into her brother's, seized his revolver and, cntorlng the shop, blazed away. She admits the shooting and says she did It to scaro her brother, not to hurt him. Alphonso ran back through the house. Five shots were fired, two of' which hit him In tho back. j The stories of the mother, father t and a younger sister bear out the j statements of tho beating of the old i man. Carolina wus taken to the bed- I side of her brother in the hospital. Conscious and in imminent danger of i death, the police say he looked up and bald: "Yes, she shot me " "I did," said the girl. "I am soriy." Following tho shooting It Is said bhe tried to kill herself and was disarmed by her futher. FAVORS EXTENDING I TSTI 4 HIT T 1 III 11V1IV11UI1N J. L.WV Houe Passes Resolution on i Per Cent. Restriction, Fixing l.iniii June 50, 192 3. WASHINGTON. IVli. O.-Tlie House to-day pafsed and sent to the Senate a resolution extending until Juno 30, 1023, the 3 per cent, re- . . . . . Ji . i strlctive immigration i.u. The rules wero suspended to permit action at this time. Tho vote was 380 to 36. A SiMPI.E OK OUR WINTIHI WEATnrnt. SARANAC ZJlKK. Feb. 20. There was a thunder storm here early to-day with vivid lightning and a dornpour nf rain latlng an hour. Two days ago tJLs marcury rgltred ! dgre below R BROTHER FATHER HEWAS ATTAGKING YORK, MONDAY, M'CORMICK HEIRESS, 16, WINS FATHER'S CONSENT , TO MARRY SWISS RIDING MASTER, SAID TO BE 57 I llHf u-ett. iPIVTmi nirnnflRlir Weddimr Planned for Sum- IB w .MAIrm llUrnli V r mer hnl ronnlc Musi l ive i J 1 1 I I L.L-1 I J I UllUUIlik j v" 1 " j i IN FiRF IN 1-STORY 1 " T, ORIVER ARRESTED ! M ST.BU NEl'- BKILLtU III Firemen and WatchmanKnock ed Out by Gas and Smoke, Rescued by Comrades. Fifteen firemen, a wa chimin, and a dog mascot wero knocked out by monoxide gas and smoko during a lire on tho llftccnth floor of tho thlity story building, No. 61 Wall Stieet, near Broad, at 4.30 A. M. to-day. The three who wero taken to tho Broad Street Hospital are: KAY, GEORGE, sixty-six. No. 339 73d Street Brooklyn, watchman of the building. Overcome by smoke and sal. Condition serious. KOHOUT. CHARLES. fireman. Truck No. 13. Overcome by smoke and gas. LAGAMAZINE. L-CUIS. d.eman. Truck No. 15. limken knee, suffer in? u oin aniuku and gas. Tho other tliemcn weio ntteiided by doctors and went back to iiuaiteis Kay discovered the lire In a blure- room llllcd with inflammable ma terials. Ho sent In a special building alarm and witli other watchmen and a score of cleaners fought tho blaze with the houso hoso lines nntll En gine No. 4, under Lieut. Philip dim mer with six men, and Truck No. 15. under Lieut. Rowo with seven men, came. They carried lines of hoso up In tho elevators, and owing to tho modern construction of the building had lit tle difficulty In confining tho flames to tho ono room. Tho lack of ventilation and melted gas connections wero said by ambulance surgeons to havo caused the deadly gas that howled over the men until every member of the engino and truck companlo weie Incapvi tated. They wero assisted to the Htrt' t by comrades in.other companies. It was discovered that Rex, Hnglni' Company No. 4'a mascot, which had gone up with tho men, was missing. He was found overcomo by gas and carried to tho street but soon revived. Tho damage from tho flro was trif ling. Tho building houses some of the biggest financial firms In the dis trict. Tin: wonr.n rn.vi:i. liritrw. ArrUf. IMIIl.rr (Wor.ili II n'n i " " 1'" H'iw S T 1 ;ii' I. . Check rocm far tits;?, at. 1 rtra n (',- . titjM. Montr ordbn ana traw.Ur, .imai i( ala lAtk FEBRUARY 20, LINES CHICAGO, Feb. 20. The baby granddr ughter of John D. Rockefeller has won tho right to marry tho man she loves, a Swiss riding master, three and halt times her esc. Mathildo McCormlck, sixteen, per suaded her father, Harold F. McCor inick, multi-millionaire head of the International Harvester Company, that her happiness depended on mar riage to Max Oscr, Zuiich, Switzer land, who is fifty-seven years old. McCormlck then madi the announce ment of tho engagement. Only ono string Is attached to the consent Max Oscr must como to America to live, friends of the fnmlly stated. Thla provision, It was said, was a concession to tho world's richest mm, Rockefeller, who has prided himself publicly that fortune-seeking men of Europe never married Into his family. .Mis. Edith Rockefeller McCormlck, i ho lecently divorced Mutnllde's father, did not take part in tho family council, it was behoved. Slio re mained in hnr Lake Shore home ivliero she has bei-n hvmg apart fiom her husband since she rituined iioin a seven-year sojourn In -in itzirbn 1. It mis on this visit thai Muthlldc met and fell in love with Oscr, who used to tent horses to tho McCormlcks. From Emll L. Hurgy, cousin of Oser, who Is nn Interior decorator here, comes the story of the man who is about to marry into America's wealthiest family. Hurgy stated that Oser is fifty seven, not forty-seven, as has been reported. . Ilurgy said the father of his cousin Ma was a German nobleman named Count von dor Muehl, und that Oser'o right namo was Max von der Muehl. "Max took the namo of his step father, who cleaned up $!, 500.000 in tho cotton business In America after tie Civil War," said Ilurgy. "Max isn't penniless. Ho has an Income of at least $10 000 a year." Ilurgy hald his family was once so 1 1 illy prominent. "Our plight now," ho elated, "hus come because my prcdecestors marueil beneath their social standing. -My grandfather, i. cuirassier with Nu pnleon, and hbi father were socially ofiraciscu ior marrying women ou neath them: and look at mo now nn Interior decorator. I am glad Ma hud the good fortune to heroine en I "Hgou io iviihs jiici ormirii. iiioukii. Hurgv tild the family ioi'ijiks lv i lo 'lip when hl- rimii II'iiiIkt ri.u' ' iCootiPUod on E;ghth Pufje.J MC CORMICK, iviTWcy .."Jbbb'bH mmwf fOSES PAND A. VUOTO BaBBaBaBaBaBsTaBaBK MBF i granddr ughter of John D. Rockefeller . 1922. Kntered as Srroiid-C1i Matter roit Office, Mew Xork, H. . CUT $300,000,000 a Bin nnii r-ri ibi TAYLOR MURDER Stacy, in Whose Room Were Found Odd Bullets, Under 'Detention. LOS ANGELES. l'b. L'0. Hit- taxicab driver sough1 in connection with tho William D. Tuyior mur-lar mystery was found to-cay. Ho was immediately taken beetc Uistrlcl At- i torney Woolwlnc. I This man gao the name of Stucy. I llo Is said to have been an acquaint- unco of Tuylor. Ho has been missing sinco the uttcrnoon pteccding the slaying. Police claim to liae loiind , bullets of a pattern obsolete fur Ihe I past flttecn y-ais, and iihlih matched I exactly tho Hlug that Killed Tuylui . 1 1. Stucy'H room WoolwlMP and Captain 'il I'dIki Adams grilled the man I" 'and Im Ued ilMirn. MORE TRANSIT LAWS FORECAST BY MILLER Comnilaalnn Jlni I'urllirr l,rfrlla tlon In Vlrtv, llr sii, ALBANY, Feb. 20 Further linnMt legislation was forer.i.-i liy (!v Miller upon hln return from Ni w Vork to-liiy Asked to coinini iit on the (insertion of William A. Diifurd llit If iliu traction companion refuse to cotnr in unili-r thn unified plan h r.-K'nts fun- would be Impossible tho Covi rrinr replied: "Tho Transit Commission lias been looking Into this nuiltrr. nnd I expert to hear from tliun wiy i-hortly or to learn that tlu-lr n .nuiiHi'lu'iuiia hnvi-hei-ii made to tin- l.i msliilun " "Tim the rommi'.sinii Ims liiriher hii Ihlallon in view 7" In- mi uski'tl "I tlllnk they lm' ." !! n-plK d run: "iirs HOI Ml" con AVKf.TIIV t it i A small fire In thn esinhlishment of wim conducts a Wa. Francis Schilling, "rest house" (for weal Ihy .persons who wish lo drop out of from time to tlinf. T Street, mused sir or set out Into the -a . i llttlf before noon '"-d. MliiguUhed In half In II Klflr, rvnlllmr. ...... soclHl uetlvltlus No. 71 llast 'iiilh seven guests to in a hurry nt a , T lire was hour II started t hi- sm vU-p en- .i.u : In ' ftr-t i i;i ove f J bj a I irinre anj bun,' I i " floor beforo i n maid. AUTO THUG! FROM BANK MESSENGER IN CROWDED 7TH AVE. TRAFFIC DRY LAW MISTAKE, AMEND IT, SAYS BISHOP GAILOR Opposed to Putting So Drastic a Law in Constitution, , He Says. J CHICAGO, Feb. 20 Ulshop Thomas V. (lallor, pres ident of tho National Council of tho Kpfacopul Church, said jo an address 'hero last night that ho , .bcllevou "the Eighteenth Amend 'nlcht was u mistake" Homlao said he believed in tho modifica tion of tho Volstead Inw. 'R, "I am In favor of moraltyHhe said, "und I personally observe tho Volstead law, but I am op uostd'to puttlnir-nunirtuary law.r of to draatlo n character In tho Constitution. It partakes of the old philosophy tlint mutter Is In herently evil. I urn not speaking in the Interests of tho under world, but In tho Interests of In telligent, upstanding men." HARDING ANSWERS SENATE ON TREATY , Cannot Furnish Information Be cause Complete Records Were Not Kept. WASHINGTON. Feb. 20. President Hurdlng, replying to-day to tho Henato on the Hitchcock resolution asking for Information relative to the ncgo- tiation of the Four-Power Pacific Treaty, stated It was impossible to furnish tho required Information be-, cause most of tho negotiations wero conducted without keeping a record. The President said It would not be compatible with public interests to' disclose tho confidential negotiations , of the treaty nogotlators, but ho dc-. dared "that there were no concealed imdertakings and no secret exchanges of notes." Almost coincident witli the arrival of the President's letter at the Senate tlie Foreign Relations Committee of that body by u vote of ten to one oidcred favorably reported tho treaty between the United States and Japan icgardlng tho Island of Yap. Several Republican and Democratic Senators ii-served the' right to discuss it on tho floor. Tho singlo negative vote wan cast by Senator Pittman, Demo ciat, of Nevada. GIRL'S FIRST BALLOT CAST EARLY AND OFTEN l;i ITAUI. I 'll '-'i -Mi.-f l'l zi-iii'M if ulU-f-d 'o Iiiixi- 1 1 li b hui first jear u u voted by tulniK . .1 lot miller ansumeil iuuiiuh ut hv t r.' 1 polling places. An Inrlctment iigainst her nut re turned last November, but the police ncre unable to vftrve tlio warrant until to-day. 'Miss I'rlzetcra said slio had been in New Tork. "SAFEST CITY, AT MIDNIGHT AS WELL AS NOON." What Commissioner Enriglit Told the New York Grocers boui Their Protection. "Tins is the proudest, rirlu-st uty in the world. For tho first liniu si nee man has kept a reconl of things there is a city that fol lows tho Divine plun New York. "New York is tho cleanest and safest city that ever stood beneath the sun. "Inspert the elly by day or night and you "ill he an safe nil any street at midnight its ut noon because New York has a soul und is protected by (ind Almighty und the police," Police Commissioner Enright In a speech to the New York Wholesale Grocers' Association. PRICE THREE dims GET $22,000 Blocking Car of Runner, One j Thug at Point of Pistol Grabs Cash and Quickly Escapes With His Accom plices. Driver for Messenger Was 'Hired for the Occasion; but Has a Prison Record Bank Man Claims He Didn't Know It. jGreeilVich; Bank- Men Armed but1 Were Paralyzed by (At tackDriver Held as .Wlt-Vess-Thugs Ignore $25,($d in Coin. Armed thugs held up a covered motor truck used by the Greenwich Dank at 19th Street and Seventh Avenue at 11 o'clock to-day, snatched a leather pouch containing $22,000 in $50, $100 and $1,000 bills from one of two mossengora of tho bonk, seated with tho driver, and escaped. Tho thieves made no attempt to j touch between $20,000 and $25,000 in nickels and dimes In small bags j j , tho body 0, truck ... . . . ' . It linn lnnc hpen the cimlnm nf William A. Russell of Montclalr. N. J-, and Clarence Drown of No. 15 Kast 130th Street, veteran and t ( d mc8aengor8t to convey evory , . ,. . i Monday morning from tho branch bank at 35th Street and Sixth Avenue nrrumulatlons of small coins to tots Federal Roscrvo Bank and sums of money In bills to the branch of the bank ut No. 135 William Street. For several mohths they have been name a motor truck furnished by E. p. Danta, who has a garage at No. 35 Greenwich Avenue. Banta's chauffeur waa Michael Marro, who, It developed after the robbery, has been arrested four trmea for larceny In the past eleven years and has served a term In Elmlra. Marro was atare of the nature of the trips of tho motor truck, but stoutly maintains that he had no hand in the robbery. He concealed his criminal record when ho obtained emplojnient with Hantn. Charles 13 Whyard. vice-president cr ii. 3Mli sitreet branch of the Greenwich Bank, superintended the start of Russell and Brown from the bank to-day. Into the body of the truck were Dilcd more than 100 small stout canvas bags containing nickels and dimes. The bills were In 8 locked leather pouch or bag which Russcl carried. Both messengers were armed ari sat on tho sent with Marro, the chauffeur. Russell placed the bay containing tho bills between his legs and covered it with his overcoat. The truck proceded down Seventh Aenuo to tho 23d Street branch of the Kink, whero an additional load of nickels and dimes was taken on. Brown conducted this loading, Rus-h-II lemaliilng on the seat with tho hag ut miineyq clutched between his Knees. : As the truck approached 19th St reet, a man with a drawn revolver leaped on the running board and commanded Marro to stop the car arii throw up his hands. Marro obeyid, the order. The thief then grabbed the bag from between Russell's lefi and tan with it to the side of a Pack urd touring car whlcht was moving slowly down tho avenue behind the truck with one of tho side doors wide open, in tne car wero mree men in. eluding w driver. As thiNthtcf with the bag ltpi !