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VOL. LXII. NO. 22,079
EIGHT INDICTED
IN PLOT TO SHIP
Col. M. H. Thompson, Son-in-Law
of Ambassador
Harvey, Accused.
SHIP SEIZED YEAR AGO
495 Machine Guns in Coal
Bunkers for Sinn Fein,
Is Charge
TRENTON. N. J.. June 10. Col.
Marcellua II. Thompson, Vice Presl
dent and actlvo head of tho Auto
Ordnance Company of New York and
on -in-law of Col. Gcorgo Harvey,
American Ambassador to Gicat Brit
ain, has been Indicted iy the Fcd-
ARMS TO IRELAND
r5?fra' Gran'1 '"' hcio on a charge
oi conspiracy to snip onus to ncianu
1b violation of the neutrality laws.
The announcement was mado to.
day by Assistant United Stntcs Dis
trict Attorney Thomas V. Arrow
mltli. Indictments also have been re.
turned against tha Auto-Ordnance
Company and seven c'-hcr Individuals
on the same charge ns tho result of
the seizure at Hobokcn last Juno of
the Cosmopolitan Line freighter East
Side, In tho coal - ikcra of which
Were found 49&- mnchtno guns. Tho
runs were alleged to have been des
tined for use hj tho Sinn Fein In Ire
land. Tho other Individuals indicted
tun
Frank W'lllams, alias Lowronce
De Lacy, alias Lawrence Pierce, who
Is alleged to have paid for tho ship
ment of guns, and his brother, Fred
"William:., alios Edward Do Lacy.
Wjiu U ulleged to huve been Implicated
la the purchoso of tho guns. Both
are no- believed to be In Ireland.
George Gordon Rorke, a salesman,
of Washington, who Is alleged to
have placed an order for tho guns
for
1th the Auto-Ordnunce Company.
Frank J. Merkllng, Secretary of the
Auto-Ordnance Company.
Frank B. Ochsenriter of New York
and Washington, who Is accused of
placing the first order for some of the
gunB with the Auto-Ordnanco Com
pany. John Culhanc, a truckman of New
York, who Is alleged to have carted
the guns from tho American Railway
Express Company In New York to
his storehouse In the Bronx for Frank
Williams.
A Mr. Brophy, whose first name is
unknown to tho Federal authorities,
jvho Is alleged to have carted the ship
ment from, Culhane's storehouse to the
east side.
The guns were manufactured by the
Colts Patent Arms Company of Hart
ford, Conn., and are alleged to have
,becn sold by the Auto-Ordnanco Com
Tiny. Their Inventor Is said to be
Gen. John T.Thompson, father of
Col Thompson.
1 Tner8. waa considerable mystery
lijibout the guns after their seizure, and
en Investigation was started by the
United States Shipping Board and the
Department of Justice.
Frank Williams claimed ownership
(Continued on Sixteenth Page.)
BOOTLEG CODE
OF ETHICS HAS
m "HATES," "DONT'S"
WATERTOWN, Juno ID.
Bootleggers of New York, New
Jersey and Pennsylvania hero
after will be governed In their
operations by a codo of ethics.
The bootleggers' convention,
held In the sandy wastes of tho
military reservation at Pino
Plains, twenty miles north of
Watertown last Thursday and
Friday adopted tho following
rules:
"Hute tho State troopers nnd
Federal Prohibition agents.
"Doubly hate tho Black Horse
riders of the famous troops at
Molone, which has done more
than any other organization to
put rum-runners in prison and
make tho 'whiskey trait' ftom
Canada dangerous.
Tlnn't rilscrrnro Hie m nrclnn
i I, - 'UvwUI
t) by shootins or indulging in rough
"Don't rob each other."
DAILY.
Hirshfield on Trail ol Impostor,
Who Is Regular He-Vamp, Posing
To Flappers as "Our Own Davy"
Commissioner of Accounts Incensed When
"Double" Says He Is Mayor's Confidant
and People's Champion.
Who Is trying to steal the Imperishable fame and undying glory of our
own, inimitable Davey Hirshfield, Commissioner of Accounts?
Ihls Impostor who Is said to bo
Just as handsome and fascinating as
our own Dave is a hc-vamp. He lolls
on the beaches at Atluntlc Cllyf
swings a wicked walking stick, lias
shimmying eyes and knocks culd at a
glance any flapper between tho age of
sixteen and sixty. And tho scouudtcl
says he Is Dave HirshflcM, Commis
sioner of Accounts, and only real con
fidant of John F. Hlan, Mayor of
New York.
"I met your Cnclc Davey at tho
Ambassador at Atlantic City tho othuf
day," said a joung society bud t..
Miss Lille Grant over tho phono.
Mls.s Grant is Hirshfield' nicc; and
Clialiman of tho Mayor's Hunt I'toN
Heeling Committee.
"What do you think of my uncle?"
asked Mlrs Grant.
"1 think he's the most ardent young
thing I've run across this numnier,"
replied the bud. "And he's chuin
lightning, too.
"What's that?" demanded Miss
Grant. "Are you speaking of my
uncle'.'"
VSure'-'ltplled tJmbud.' "Did you
think I was describing Civic Virtue?"
"Don't you think your uncle Is a
dodo," went on tho Informer. "Why,
ho told mo all his official secrets,
how he has to catch midnight trains
to Washington and Albany, how he
Is fighting tho people's battles and
Ljlio like of that. He said tho affairs
of state gave him many headaches
and that he was getting round
shouldered carrying them but he
thought he'd stick It out for tho
summer If I'd promise to see him now
and then and hold his hands."
"Tho man you spoko to Isn't the
Commissioner of Accounts or my
uncle," fairly shrieked Miss Grant.
"He's a fraud and we'll soon havo
him exposed."
Since then Hirshfield has been on
tho trail, morning, noon and night.
What Miss Grant told him verified
suspicions which have been growing
sinco he came into office Quite fre
quently callers on Hirshfield go away
mystified when they meet him.
"I want to see tho Commissioner of
Accounts, not you," a visitor fre
quently tells Hirshfield.
"I'm the Commissioner of Ac
counts," insists Hirshfield.
"You the Commissioner of Ac
counts? Ha! ha!" laughs the visitor.
"He's taller than you, and he's
heavier and he's balder. No, jou're
not the leal one."
Whereupon Hirshfield calls a oop
and tells the visitor to wait, outside
f6r the "leal Commissioner of Ac
counts." Some are sold to be patient
ly waiting yet.
When the Meyer Legislative Inves
tigating Committee began work last
year they followed a blind trail that
involved the activities of the spurious
(Continued on Sixteenth, Page.)
SAYS GASOLINE PRICE
IS NOT HIGH ENOUGH
Jluat be liaised' to Sarr, Independ
ent, Secretory State.
WASHINGTON, June ID. In the face
of protests from all parts of tho coun
try against tho present price of gaso
line, John D. Iteynolds. Secretary of tho
Western Petroleum Refiners Associa
tion, to-dny stated that tho price of tho
fuel Is not high enough.
SI ill higher prices iiro necessary to
enable tho Independent refiners to com
pete with tho big cotnpnnies, said Itey
nolds, hero to testify before the Scnuto
Manufacturers Committee on tho causes
for recent gaaolluo price increases.
Fill: 1 01 IT WltECKKP IV ISA It
AT.
I.ASTIC CITY.
tK. fast Pennsylvania freight train
was wrecked at Absecon, fifteen miles
from Atlantic City to-day. 'Sixteen
cars were derailed and toro up the
lullx for 150 yards, blocking traffic.
None of tho crew ws Injured. The train
was made up of forty cars, ten being of
perishable freight consigned to Atlantic
City restaurants and hotels.
TWO KII.I.Kll IX AUTO CUASII.
TROY. June 19. Charles McLoughlln
of Bennlgton, Vt.. ond Charles J. Iliipc,
a tal dilvi or tlu.i city, 'weie killed
rniiv tins morning on the State Load
in rtHj merlown, when mi automobile in
which they eio tiding collided with a
tree and ovci turned.
"Circulation Books Open to All."
Copjililit Nit York World) bj t'ress
Publishing Company. IKS,
SPECU LAT V COUP
N MEXICAN PETE
SHORTS SQUEEZED
Stock Sells at 163, Gain of 17
Points Over Saturday
Inquiry Probable.
Ono of those speculative coups
which Is i-o much abhorred by in
terests who arc endeavoring to reform
tho New .York Stock Exchange from
within, occurred to-day in Mexican
Pcti oleum stock. La to' in the day, It
nold above 163 for a gain of more than
17 points compared with the (closo of
Saturday, and nrf ndt ancoT'of more
than thirty points compared with the
low of last week.
Tho movement represented nothing
more than a squeezing of powerful
speculative Interests who last week
dumped thousands of shares of the
stock on the. market in tho evident
belief that "Mex. Pete" would lead
the decline in security prices gen
erally which they Judged was Im
pending. Other and equally powerful specu
larors who aro closely Identified with
tho company told their friends last
Friday when tho stock was selling
aronund 130 that It would cross 160
before the close to-day.
Although tho supply of "Mex. Pete"
available for trading purposes Is only
approximately 75,000 shares, this
market tip was nearly everywhere
dlsrcgfarded.
Shortly after tho opening this
morning, however, buying orders
poured into the marekt In large
volume and the speculators who sold
the stock so freely last week were
called upon to deliver the stock they
had borrowed against their short
sales. They soon found that the sup
ply was exceedingly scanty and that
practically the only way they could
letiiin Miiiowed stook was to go into
the niaiUet and purchase it.
The process of squeezing the short
inleiest did not icach its culmination
until the last half hour of business.
It was not until after 2 30 when the
nerves of Wall Sticet tiadeis were
becoming frayed that "Mex Pete"
Indicated tho upward movement was
at an end, temporarily at least.
In Wall Street It Is considered not
Improbable that Stock Exchange au
thorities will again call upon mem
ber firms to glvo their position in tho
stock at tho close of last Saturday and
to-day, and to tell of tho amounts
Ixjrrowed and sold so that It may bo
determined whether the rlso was ac
corddlng to tho Stock Exchange's
Hoyle.
CAPITAL CAPITULATES
TO 5,000 MARINES
'TJcvlI Uoir' on Wn?' In (.ell; aliurir
for .Inly 1 Celebration.
WASHINGTON. Juno 19. The Na
tion's capltnl capitulated to-day without
tho tiring of a fchot to five thousand
marines, who entered the city before
noon and pitched their tents along the
Potomac.
Under command of Hrls. Oen. Smed
ley Butler, the marines are en routo to
Gettysburg, where tho famous battle of
the Civil War will ho re-enacted July
3 nnd 4.. President Harding will review
tho "devil dogs" In tho White Houso
grounds lato to-day.
n.T-AMII.VSH.UHIIt TO i:(if...M) IS
A'itoiim:v i.v im.uimmioo stit.
.John W. D4Vii, former Ambassador
to England, appeared in Justlco Hurr's
pun of tho Supreme Com t to-day as
counsel for Jladeiia Mill A- Company. In
the still for U.500 Iji i t i i r by Wllllum
lindfoid t'wle. im nn-ie in hank
nipliy of the Tidewiitft ial Exchange.
The total amount of giicli suits nun in
pi.'ijiicss nsgtcsalu H,:00,JOS.
V
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NEW YORK, MONDAY, .JUNE 19, 1922.
nilCK ANGRY
AT
Millionaire Had Offered to
Triple Surgeon's Fee if
Secret Was Kept.
PARIS TRIP RUSHED.
Mme. Ganna VValska Denies,
However, She Will Wed
Harvester King.
CHICAGO, June 19. Harold F. Me
Cormick ordered arrangements rushed
to-day for his tilp to Em ope with his
daughter, Mathllde.
From his bed at Wesley Memorial
hospital, tho mllllonalro Harvester
Icing directed plans which will take
him to Paris within a month. There
ho will seo his sovcnteen-ycar-old
daughter, Mathllde, married to Slax
Oscr, Swiss riding master.
Physicians feared for a time
that McCormlck's recovery might be
retarded by tho anger he showed when
ho learned that reports about the
operation had become public.
McCormlck was reported to have of r
fered to triple the feo of Dr. "Victor
d Lesplnassc, noted gland specialist,
in case no word of tho surgery leaked
out. Tho agreement was understood
U call for payment of 975,000.
' - Guards around the hospital and In
front of tho McCormlck door were
doubled. Four men were constantly
on guard In tho corridor leading to
the McCormlck room. Other guards
were stationed under windows and
around tho hospital at frequent inter
vals. A rigid Investigation won started by
hospital authorities to determlno how
word of tho operation reached news
papers. Nurses and internes were
quizzed closely.
During the operation the operating
room was divided by a partition with
one set of nurses and internes with
McCormlck on one side and another
group of nurses and internes on the
other with tho unidentified man.
Dr. Lcsplnasse and his personal
nurse were the only ones who knew
what happened on both sides of the
partition. McCormlck, according to
this information, did not even know
the man on the other side of the wall.
McCormlck's object in undergoing
the operation at this time was consid
erable of a mystery to his close
fliends. He 1b strong, vlule and
active.
PARIS. June 19 (United Press.)
Dudley Field Malone to-day issued
the following statement:
"Mme. Ganna Walska author
izes mo to say she has not received
any messages from Harold F. Mc
Cormlck such as have been published
In the press. She knows absolutely
nothing about his Illness or his per
sonal affairs, except what she has
read in the papers.
"Mme. Walska is not engaged to
any one and has no Intention or plans
of marrying Mr. McCormlck or any
ono else."
PUBLICITY
GLAND
OPERATION
WILL BE NO STRIKE,
BELIEF EXPRESSED
BY RAILROAD HEADS
Car Builders Told Capital Is
Too Strong for Kail
Workers.
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J June 19.
Tho general feeling of railway men Is
that tho threatened rail strike will
not materialize, C. E. Fuller of tho
Union Pacific system to-day told dele
gates to the Car Builders' Convention.
"Wo know that there are many
threats afloat, but they mean very
little in my estimation," Mr. Fuller
yild. "It Is also unlikely that the
labor men will bo ablo to tlu up the
railroads completely. Capital can hold
out too long for them."
"If tho unions do what thev say
they will do." declared W. J. Tollei -ton.
President of the mechanical sec
tion of the American Railway Asso
ciation, "then nil branches of the Mil
load industry nill bo affected. A
scneinl tie-up would be inlght incon
TARIFF BILL GIVEN
"RIGHT OVER BONUS
BY SENATE, 30-9
Both to Be Disposed Of at
llus session and Bonus
Comes Next.
.. WASHINGTON, ' Juno ID.
Senate Republicans in confer
once to-day, voted 80 to 3 against
laying aside the Tailff Dill to
consider the soldier bonus.
A icsolution favoring disposi
tion of both the tariff Bill and
the bonus measure at this
session and before nny recess
then was adopted 27 to 11.
The bonus measure would be
made the unfinished business,
after a final vote on the tariff.
Senator Walsh, Democrat, Mas
sachusetts, after learning of the
action of the Republican confer
ence, said a move U bring up the
bonus would be made in the Sen
ate after the passage of the pe
Ing Naval Appropriation BUI.
The confcrcnco icsolution con
tains these clauses
"Now, therefore, for the pur
pose of correcting such reports
and to icassuro tho country and
the American soldier that theio
has been no chaugo of purpose on
the part of the Republican mem
bcrs of the Senate,
"Be It resolved by tho confer
ence that an soon lis tho vote is
taken on tho passngo of the
Tariff pill the, Spldlcrs' Compen
sation ,111 shall be immediately
takenp and made' tho unfinished
.business, and- ltB .consideration
proceeded with to the exclusion of
any other business, except when
temporarily laid aiilAe for matters
of immediate exigency, nnd con
tinued the unfinished business
until It is finally disposed of."
71
Walter Haem in Suoerb
Form, Turns in Morning .
Card of 75.
SANDWICH. June 19. Jock Hut
chlson, the American who holds the
British golf ohamplonshlp, made the
Princes course in 71 to day in the
qualifying round of the tournament
for the open cup. C. L. Van Vleck of
New Yoik went around in 30.
Sensational golf followed the lead
taken by Hagen, first to turn in his
caid with a 75, and his score was
bettered by another more sensational
round by Roger Wethered, who went
around in 72.
Abe Mitchell came along then with
a 77, and Gcorgo Duncan followed
with an 81.
SANDWICH, June 19 (Associated
Press). Qualifying play in the British
Open Golf Championship Tournament
was started this morning under Ideal
weather conditions. A gentle west
wind swept the two courser the
Prince's and Royal St. George's and
the turf was In excellent condition,
having benefited from recent rains.
More than 200 competitors started
out with the hope of qualifying In
this, the greatest golfing event of the
j ear. The eighty turning In the low
est cards for to-day's and to-morrow's
medal play will be eligible for
the match play Thursday and Friday.
Jock Hutchison, the American who
won the open last year, is defending
his title, and the United States Is
represented by two other strong
players In Jim Barnes and Walter
Hagen.
Hagen had a most successful round,
turning In a card of 75 for the Prince's
course. He went out in 87, taking the
first six holes In fours, and playing
superb golf. He was able to do the
homeward trip In 38, despite his lack
of luck with several long putts.
The Prince's course measures,
6,500 yards, and tho Royal St.
George's, 6,616.
SCOlltl 11 CUT l IMIII.IUUM'IIIA
THOM.tfV CltASH.
PHILADELPHIA, Juno 19. Moic
tiin a dcoie of persons weie Injuied.
i.ti filoul. Ill i' col'lslon n( Inn
itMKv trs at Ninth and Ann Mictx
tim mornlns. itoth cars weie filled
nth pcrsoni on their way to woik.
HUTCHISON MAKES
FOR SANDWICH
QUALIFYING ROUND
I "Circulation Books Open
Knltrrd as Serood-ClaM Matter
l'o.t Offlcr. Ntw York, N. Y.
ICIDE
Policeman Makes Gallant
Rescue, but 'His Heroism
Proves Fruitless.
WORE WEDDING RING
Band Bore Inscription "J. M,
C. to A. M. C." Hat
Label a Clue.
A wen dicssed, beautiful woman
committed suicide by drowning In the
old Croton ltcsrvolr in Central Park
at non to-day while scores of terrified
and helpless women and children
looked on. The cries of spectators at
tracted the attention of Mounted Po
liceman John Tracy, who made a gal
lant attempt at rescue, but the wom
an was dead when he got 'her body
out of tho vtatcr after fifteen minutes'
of effort.
The woman was first seen pacing
up and down the promenade outside
the five-foot Iron fenco surrounding
the reservoir at a point above the
Kasl Drive, north ot the 83th Street
and Fifth Avenue entrance. N6' one'
was near her When she climbed the
rati and Jumped Into tho water with
her hat on and a leather purse clasped
In her left hand,t
Sho had sunk' for the last time
when Tracy reached the reservoir.
Without removing his blouse or cap,
he jumped in and, after diving sev
eral times, found the body on the bot.
torn nnd raised It to the surfnee. He
had draggod It to tho bank when
Capt. Jacob Brown of the Arscnni
Precinct, who was passing in his au
tomobile, wont to his assistance.
The policemen tried nrtlflcnl respira
tion until Dr. Cohen arrived from
Flower Hospital and pronounced the
woman dead. The liody was taken to
the station house In tho park and
there Tracey complained of severe
pains In his back. Dr. Cohen ad
vised him to go homo and summon
medical assistance.
Tho suicide was about thirty-five
years old, five feet and seven inches
tall and weighed alxiut 150 pounds.
She had red hair, a fair complexion,
slightly freckled and gray eyes. Her
blue serge gown was of good quality
and she woro brown silk stockings and
brown laced shoes. In her blue, flower
trimmed hat was the label "Ruth
Shop, 16U Third Avenue."
A wedding ring on her left hand
bore the inscription "J. M. C. to A.
M. C, 6-1S-19." In the puise were
a key and change amounting to 81.18.
Before climbing the tall she thiew
away a gingham dress vuapped In a
newspaper.
GOV. SMALL OFFERS
JURY NO DEFENSE
Rests His Case on Evidence
of Prosecution at
Trial.
WAUKEGAX, 111., June 19 (Asso
ciated Press). Gov. Len Small will
offer no evidence In his own behalf
In his trial for conspiracy to defraud
the State whllo he was Stato Treas
urer, O. C. LeForgcD of the defense
counsel announced In court to-day,
but will rest on tho evidence of tho
prosecution.
The announcement came us u com
plete surprise. It had bcon expected
that the defense would require two or
three weeks to present Its testimony.
The State completed Us caio ut
11.36 o'clock to-day.
James H. Wllkerson, Assistant At
torney General, then asked for a short
recess.
YOUNOSTOWN 8TRKI, MILLS AT
NKA11LY 100 OI'KIIATION.
YOUNOSTOWN, O., June 19. With
automobile makers and olhur factories
clamoring for sheet steel, that branch
of the Bteol Industry In the Youngstown
district to-day began a schedule of op
erations more nearly upprojchhiK 100
per cent, timn at any thus since the war
boom, or eight mills scheduled lo re
sume to-day seven weie able lo net
enough skilled labor.
THIS WOULD TISAVIX UlltlM'.
Arcsds. Pullti.r (World) llulidlm, &3..
I'srk Ron. N. y. city. 'Utrphoii Ueikiuiii
40O0. Check room fur Initial nd iiarvtit
oi-.ii 4r and nliht. Slonr ordfi. tod
Wttcllnf catckj foe sals. Advt.
WOMAN A SU
IN PARK
RESERVOIR
AS CROWDS WATCH
to AIL"
WARDS SISTER SUBPOENAED i
FOLLOWING ASSERTION SHE 1
KNOWS OF BLACKMAIL PLOT 1
"
KEARNS DENIES
DEMPSEY CAMP
HAS BEEN SPLIT UP
CHICAGO, June 19 (United Press).
Jack Kearny, hero to-day on hla
way from San Francisco to New
York, denied stories of differences
with Jack Dcrapsey.
"It's all camp followets' talk," tho
champion's manager said.
Teddy Hayes, the champion's train
er, has not been released, Kearns
said. Hayes accompnnlol Kcarns
here.
Kearns was In confcrcnco tu-day
with Floyd Fltz-HlmmonB, fight pro-
motor, to completo arrangements for
the Labor Day battle featuring
Dempsey and Drcnnan, Wlllard or
Greb. Dompsey's opponent will bo
picked to-day or to-morrow.
"Dempsey will take on ull comets,"
the manager repeated. "As to a fight
with Wills, that depends on public
opinion."
Tile Dempsey-Carpcntler battle will
take place In Kuropo next spring.
sometime noar Derby Day, Kcarns
said.
LIVE WIRE KILLS
WOMAN, TWO MEN
Stepped Into Pool of Water
to Aid Horse Which
Struck Wire.
NORTH ANSON, Me., Juno 19. A
woman and two men wore electro
cuted to-day when a high tension wire
crossed a guy wlro In the mill yard
of the North Anson Manufacturing
Company.
The dead, all residents of North
Anson, are Mrs. Thomas Moran, Ora
Pullen and Warren Nutting.
The electrocution of a horse which
struck the wlra while standing In a pool
of water led to the deaths. Pullen was
killed In going to the aid of the animal
and Mrs. Moran and Nutting met death
when they stepped Into tho water to
assist Pullen.
DENBY AND PARTY
SAIL FROM HONOLULU
Driven Around laand nf Calm
Knlcrtntnril al Luncheon.
HONOLULU, T. II., June 19 (As
sociated Tress). Secretary of the Navy
Denby and his party completed a drive
around the Island of Calm Saturday as
guests of the Chamber of Commerce of
Honolulu. At Halelwa Secretary Denby
spoko at a luncheon.
Secretary Denby said: "You don't
like to think of the possibilities that
make armies and navies necessary, but
we do know such possibilities exist nnd
they cannot be forgotten by those re
sponsible for tho defenso of the United
States."
The Secretary and his party sailed for
Japan yesterday.
MIGHT HAVE SAVED
GIUSEPPE VAROTTA
Witness Admits the Truth
When Arrested Would
Have Prevented Murder.
Roberto Rnffaclc, condemned to
death for the part ho took In tho kid
napping nnd murder ot Giuseppe
Varotta of No. 85 East 13th Street,
resumed tho witness stand to-day In
tho trial of Antonio Marino, also
charged with the murder.
He said that If ho had told the
truth when first taken to Police Head
quarters tho Varotta boy would be
utlve to-day, as ho understood the
child was alive then.
Haffaelo said he had hot received a
promise of executive clemency In le
turn tor the assistance he Is giving
the prosecution. He ulso denied ho
had leen beaten by police and added
that he "never heard of the police
beating anybody."
As lie was leaving the couitioom
Raffaele lecogmzed the Kiienta of the
tuuideied bo., bnwrtl low, and said.
Ilun do you do?" Hi- got no nnsuci .
Dcteilivc James I'ellcgrlnu the next
witnesi told of milking the arrests,
PRICE THREE CENTS
Mrs. Leland Stanford Wood,
Who Had Testified Before
Jury, Called Before Justice
Morschauser.
Chauffeur Who Drove Men
Answering Description of
"Ross, and Jack," Also Is
Subpoenaed by Sheriff.
Mrs. Leland Stanford Wood, a sis
ter of Ralph Ward, who said In tcstl
money In tho John Doo proceedings In
the Ward caso that sho knew much
of tho family conferences regarding
tho killing of Clarenco Peters by
Walter Wnrd, was taken bcforo Jus- -tlce
Morschauser under subpoena
to-day.
Her husband was also under sub
poena. Mrs. Wood Is the "mysterious
woman" about whom tho authorities
made vague statements last night and
to-day as having the "key to th.e
whole blackmail story.""-
Another witness sought was John
Fleming, a taxlcab chauffeur of No.
4891 Park Avenue, who took two
passengers from the Bronx up
through Westchester County past the
Kenslco reservoir on the night before
the finding of the body of Clarenco
Peters; tho men were said to re
semble the descriptions given by
Walter Ward of "Ross" and "Jack,"
who attacked him with Poters.
Deputy Sheriff Cherlco tec-k Fless
ing to Whlto Plains to-day. Tho
chauffeur said his paiscngers were
"well known Bronx bootleggers who
hirul him to take them to northern
Westchester, at 8.30 o'clock May 16.
Near the northern end of the reservoir.
Fleming said, he was stopped by a
policeman who took his name because
his front lights had gone out. Flem
ing drove on to Wesley's garage at
Mount Ktsco, and William Shea, a
driver for Wesley, took them on to
Yorktown, while Fleming remained at
Wesley's, The passengers returned
from Yorktown ut about midnight.
They remained theiu until oaj light
when it was safe for Fleming to re
turn to the Bronx without lights.
Fleming said he saw or heard north
ing on the King Street road on his
trip to Mount Klsco which might af
fect the Ward case.
Cherlco left at onco for Mount
Klsco and Yorktown to verify Flem
ing's story.
The Grand Jury which Indicted
Walter Wurd for first degree murder
Friday has been called to meet
Wcdne&day to consider the vouauirucy
evidence taken In the John Doo hear
ing. An Indictment of George S. Ward
on this evidence would enable the au
thorities to bring him back to Whlto
Plains under extradition to testify In
the murder case.
Kverard Clankes. the Negro to
whom Justice Morschauser referred
as having a right prior to Ward's for
an Immediate trial, will be tried be
foro Justice Morschauser next Mon
day for the murder of Charles Harris,
also a Negro, last February. Mr.
Weeks will prosecute.
Tho John Doe hearing will be- re
sumed at the conclusion of Justice
Morschnuaer's Supreme Court bus.
ncss for the day at 4. JO o'clock thin
afternoon. Ralph D. Ward, who wis
the first witness, has been recalled,
as havo Klwood Rabenold and Allen
It. Campbell, Walter Ward's counsel,
who will bo asked how they came to
be retained In the case.
According to semi-official reports,
John 12. Mock of Poughkeepsle, twice
District Attorney of Dutchess County,
and now guardian of baby Guy Still
man In Uio Stlllmon divorce litigation,
is to bo special prosecutor of Walter
S. Ward when the murder case comes
to trial, and Isaao N. Mills of Mount
Vernon probably will be chief counsel
for tho defense
Legal ethics compel District Attor
ney Weeks to retire as prosecutor In
the Ward case because he was a wit
ness before the Grand Jury that found
tho Indictment. Mr. Mack aided In
the fight that brought Harry K. Thaw
back from Canada and has prosecuted
some big muider case. Mr. Mills is
iContlryd on Sixteenth Page.)
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