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m m 1 - t f . 2 WOMEN ATTACKED 9 BUILDINGS RAZED -Iff " AMI HOMES ROBBED WHEN FIRE SWEEPS 41 IN LESS THAN HOUR W00DB1GE,N.1 'fr B . . EVENING WORLD, THURSDAY, MY it 1922. ft Same Thug Believed to Have ' Escaped With $40 and Trinkets. Two women were nltackcd Snd robbed this mornlnff, apparently by iho panic man. In tholr homes, a short distance apart In West New York and North Bergen, N. J. Tho thus ob tnlned from both approximately MO and trinkets of small value. He appeared first at tho homo of Mrs. John Beck, No, G91 Bcreenllne Avenue, West New STork. Mr, Beck had left tho house ten minutes before. When tho bell rang Mrs. Beck looked at tho visitor through a glass pano In the door boforo admitting him. He was young: and wore an army shirt and civilian coat and trousers. When sho opened the door tho man said he wus an ex-soldler and "bust ed" and wanted monoy enough to get himself to New York. Also ho said ho was hungry. Mrs. Beck told him ' to come In, adding that sho -would glvo him coffee and broad As she turned her back to re-enter tho house tho man struck her on tho head with a blackjack and sho fell to tho floor unconscious. Half an hour later a neighbor called and found her. She revived Mrs. Beck and tho latter then discovered that $20 had been taken from a drawer In tho dining room and that some small trinkets were missing. Tho man had fled. Less than an hour later a man of practically Identical description called at the homo of Mrs. Mary Otlno, at No. 11 Tonnelo Avenue, North Bcr gtn, which Is only ten minutes' walk from the Beck home. Ho told Mrs. Otlno that her husband had' sent him for $10. Sho at once grew suspicious and attempted to closo tho door, but tho mnn forced his way Into tho house and from that moment Mrs. Otlno re membered nothing for thirty minutes. Sho fell, but was not suro whether sho fainted or was struck down. Regaining consciousness, sho found that about $20 and several small ar ticles also had been etolen from her rooms. Seven Families Routed in Rain Several Towns Send Help. , Flro which originated In tho grocery of Morris Welsborger nt Woodbrldge, N. J early to-day destroyed seven dwellings, two stores and ono saloon In the Keaboy section and drovo many families Into the street In their night clothes In tho rain. Tho houses, all of wood, caught fire rapidly, and although tho flro ap paratus .of Perth Amboy, Karl tan and Mcthuchcn woro quickly summoned low water pressure made tho lighting of tho flames difficult. The rain howover, helped. Tho damago was estimated at $75,000. Tho property belonged principally to Adolph Mctzendorfe, Stephen Toth, Isadoro Klein, Daniel Stdcntybs and Mr. Welsbcrger, and was located on Doll Avenue. WASHINGTON HIGH GIVES 'THE QUEST" Second Presentation Is by a -Talented Student Cast. The George Washington High School Dramatic Society hist night repeated Its performance' of "Tho Quest," originally presented Monday evening In tho audi torium or r. h. bz. "Tho Quest," a romance of tho time of Columbus, is in five scenca, written and directed by Laurence J. Stclnor, a mcmbor of the faculty. The scenes are laid In a Moor lah garden of a monastery, tho royal palaco of Spalni on a Columbus ship. Dorothy Small, as Miriam, had the leading part, whllo Oscar Birch headed the raalo cast. Berkeley Irvine played Columbus, George Auorbacb, Abbot Fonscca. Tho royalty was composed of Hector Spear as King Ferdinand, and Florenco Kosenbaum as Quedn Isabclle. Tho music was written by Itosc Con way, a member of the faculty. Marie Bennett htyl chargo of tho dancing. Clinton Campbell superintended tho Bcenery and lighting, whllo George Aucrbaeh was business manager. MINERS' BRAWLS CAUSING ALARM More State Troops Called to Preserve Peace at Charles town Treason Trials. CHAItLES TOWN, W. Va., May 4. Fist fights among State witnesses to-day threatened tho strained pcaco at tho miners' treason trials hero. An additional squad of Stato Troopers Is on Its way here, following sovoral ho tel, street and poolroom brawls. Tho limitation on tircarms apparently has been tho only preventative of shoot ing. ' Principals In some of tho. most bit ter feuds growing out of tho mine war aio here; tficy nover forget tho past. Two witnesses last night fought In a poolroom for ton minutes, until tho proprietor ran ucrcamlng Into tho street. Tho Stato is keeping secret move ment of witnesses, who are at Har pers Ferry, soven miles away. Don Chafln, former Sheriff of Logan Coun ty, whoso death was sought by miners, will be brought hero under a heavy guard to testify. U. S. HEADS TO KEEP TROOPS ON RHINE i Departure Is Delayed on Ac count of "Unforeseen Developments." WASHINGTON, May i. A small contingent of Amorlcan troops will bo left on tho Uhlno after July 1. The nlzo of tho Amorlcan forco at Coblenz niter that dato will probably not bo much over 1,000 offlccra and men. It had been Intended to withdraw the entire American forco from Ger many by Jan. 1, except a handful of officers and mon, but Senator Harris of Georgia announced ho had re ceived n letter from tho War De partment stating that tho 8th Infantry will not sail as plannod, on account of unforeseen developments. Inquiry nt tho Stato and War De partments disclosed that official repre sentations had been made by Grtat Britain, France, Belgium and Ger many, nnd by Americans on tho other side, urging that at least a small con tingent of Gen. Allen's command be kept In Germany for tho present. IVESUITS OF KI.ATTEIIY. (Prom .the Philadelphia Record.) Muggins Flatter a woman's vanity and sho will open her heart to you. Bugglns But flatter a man s and he will open his pocketbook. MISS ALICE M. HARDING TO WED ROBERT T. PELL wrn the Style Jrom Jjsrner $6.98 3 a $T4.7S ?laza, You get what you want at the Lerner Shops for less than you expect to pay WHETHER it's a frilled crepe dc Chine tailored blouse, a dressy beaded over blouse or a dainty georgette. affair forafternoons Whether it's a demure Peter Pan dimity for the office, or a regal Costume Blouse for theater or restaurant wear No matter .what new whim of fashion you haye in mind, you can always get it at the Lerner Shops and the price is always low. Every variety of color, material, and style for you to choose from. Add to this our policy of helpful personal attention. Isn't it worth in vestigating ? TheWaza - $14.75 a costume blouse that is a dress MADp of rich, black, crepe-back latin, handsome black Spanish lace, and a dash of red in the ornamental ring on the girdle. Only at the Lerner Shops are such values to be bad for 10 little money. may Day - $6.98 with the new silk-and-woot iace A COMBINATION overblouse of crepe de Chine and fine ailk-and-wool lace in a shadow-soft design. Navy with flame lace, gray with periwinklej or periwinkle with gray. An exclusive Lerner model moderately priced. 4 Church St f near Cortlandt 3(1 Orend St., near Suffolk 4 Eut 1 4St., near Fifth Arc. 133 West 33 Street, ofpoilte Penni;lrn!a Hotel 15 Wett 34 St., near Fifth Ave. 61 S Siith Are., near 36 St. 6! Eighth Arc, near 41 St. 1600 Broadway, near 4! St. Perner 1371 Broadway, near S6 St. 1694 Broadway, near 103 St 130 Welt 115 Street, near Seventh Ave. 359? Broadway, near 14S St at 6 1 Third Ave. .near 149 St 907 PrSipeet Ave, near 163 51 Fulton Street, Brooklyn 671 Broad Street, Newark I65 Broad Street, Newark dr' shops Blouses . Underwear Hosiery 1 Address mail orders to 19 West 36th Street, New York & Dansliter of Federal Reierve iloaril Head to Do 1023 Bride. William a. P. Harding, Governor of tho Federal Itetervo Board, announced yesterday hero and In Washington the engagement of his youngeit daughter, Mlsa Alice Mooro Harding, to Ilobert Thompson Poll of this city. Miss Hard ing Is a sister of Mrs. Frederick H. Price Jr. of this city and Boston and also of Miss Margaret Harding, who lives In Washington with her father. Mr. Pell Is the elder son of Mr, and Mrs. Stephen H. P. Pell of No. 777 Madison Avenue and of the Pavilion, Fort Tlconderoga, N. Y, Ho Is a grand son of Col. Ilobert Moans Thompson and of Mrs. Thompson of Washington and Southampton, N. 7. Tho wedding will take place in June of next year, after Mr. Pell has finished his courso at Harvard. SON FIGHTS GIRL'S CLAIM. W. n. Clarke Say Unless father Wed Her She Is Not Ills Widow. William D. Clarke, Secretary of tho Dond and Mortgage Guarantee Com pany, No, 176 Broadway, obtained an order from Surrogate Cohalan 'yester day requiring Miss Jennie M. Kimball of No. 67S Rlvcrsldo Drlvo to show cause why sho should not be prevented from obtaining letters of administra tion on tho estato of Herbert B. Clarke, former woollen merchant, tho pe titioner's father. Clarke alleges his father and mother lived apart twenty-five years and h.4 mother died in Phtlnfleld, N. J., In June, 1421. Unless Miss 'Kimball was married to his father after his mother's death, he says, she is not his father's widow. Mr. Clarke also says ho has a claim for $6,000 against his father's estnte for money expended in tho care of his mother from Jan. 1, 1916, to the time of her death. 300-YEAR-OLD VIOLIN, I WORTH $2,000, SMASHED ' Anary Mnslclnn Vara It tu Weapon to Wreck Other Inatrnmenta. ATLANTIC niTT, N. J.. May A Stradtvarlus vlollu v0 years old, and valued at W.000. meant nothing to Qua- tano Spclole when no was jeerea ana ridiculed by fellow-members of an or chestra hero. He waited until tha other players had left the orchestra pit and then proceeded to smash every Instrument In sight, using the Stradlvarlus as the final weapon to complete tho act. There was nothing left but a tangled mass of splinters and strings when Harry Lov cnthal. th"tiner, returned. Spclole hold In $1,000 ban On the charge of malicious mlscmer. GERMAN ENVOY SAILS FOR V. S. BREMEN. May 4 Dr. Otto Li Wled- fcldt, the new German Ambassador to the United States, sailed for New York yesterday 'on the steamer America. An Astounding Suit Sale -Friday Lmericasjforemost Specialists QPPENHEIM,0LIJNS & 34thStreet-NewYork 275 Misses' High Class Tweed Suits Sizes 14 to 18 years, also suitable for Women to 36 Bust - Values to 39.75 16.00 Distinctive Models, some with contrasting skirt and coat. Also Braid-bound styles. Favored colors. Misses' Suit Dept. 3rd Floor BONWTT TELLER fibCQ ram avenue-at aa street ' This Is The Era Of Knitted SportsWear . For Sportswomen and Spectators in All Outdoor Events oj Summer. ORIGINATIONS for American women who have learned why Paris and ' London never permit knitted sportswear to go out of fashion. m Alpaca and Silk Mixed with Vari-colored Silk Striped Borders THREE-PIECE OUTFIT '(skirt, 'sweater-jumper and fringed scarf), KNITTED FROCK. THREE-QUARTER CAPE, with fringed throw-scarf FULL LENGTH CAPE with fringed throw-scarf 65.00 55.00 48.00 55.00 THREE-PIECE OUTFIT of Al paca with fibre silk stripes (skirt, sweater-jumper and hip-length -0 -n cape, with throw-scarf). jZ.JK) PURE SILK TWO-PIECE OUT FIT with Roman striped borders (skirt and sweater-jumper), 7JU BRUSHED ANGORA CAPES in oyerplaid designs with Q or without fringed ends Zy.J U Department of Specialized Sports Attire Fourth Floor The Salvation Army is right A man may be 'down, but he is never out franklin Simon & Co. Fifth Avenue, 37th and 38th Streets Will Close Out Tomorrow Women's Silk Gowns 38.00 Regular Prices $49.50 to s98.s "DEDUCED for the first time really fine gowns, in the smartest models of the season, embroidered, beaded or in tailored types; Crepe Satin, Renee Silk Crepe, Chinois Silk Crepe, Silk Crepe Roma, Silhouette Silk Crepe, Chiffon in navy blue, black, brown, beaver, rust, gray or Sorrento blue. NO EXCHANGES NO CREDITS WOMEN'S GOWN SHOP Third Floor BoiiwrrTmjER. Cuco. c5c6AofQttation Bern ayenuel-at aAsnasst FROM PARIS A New Importation of Fifty Women s i Studded Gowns OF CREPE DE CHINE For Afternoon or Evening Functions of Summer 65.00 75.00 TASHION borrows the colors of summer gardens and illumines them to reflect the radiance of the sunlight or starlight of sum mertime adapting the vogue of beaded gowns to the requirements of the season. THE MODELS Simple chemise types, uneten hems, flanges, round, V and slashed neck lines, THE BEADS Jewel leads to match the color of the gown, crystal beads, satin beads. THE COLORS Orchid, while, peach, gray, cocoa, beige, fade, coral, navy blue, sapphire or black. WOMEN'S GOWNS Second Floor ia' ml 4 i i.