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NAVY TRIAL LIVELY
WOMEN WITNESSES.
Paymaster Auld's Case Appar
ently Aided by Them. -
Boston. Feb. ' —"Iff a woman* fight."
**Id a naval officer a? he left the court
TnartJal proceedings to-day of Paymaster
George P. 4WM, after bea.rir.g Mr?. E. S.
Cobles, the wife of the man whom youn*
Anld is saifl to have assaulted, testifying
that she made a special trip to Washington
:r> get Secretary of Ok Navy Meyer and
nnHTr Lodge • -• press the charges against
At!:d - .^_
Worsen predonunated in the courtroom to
rn v. -srhile the presence on the witness stand
of half a dozen young women of the naval
dancing set pave the *taid procedure of a
■■•al court ■SB* ■ decidedly feminine
- --- the testimony to-<lay it app*«Twi
that the <raarrel which the men took up
r,rigir.a:ed over a pnotocraph of Miss Dcro
try Eesler of Evans:-- HI., •*•* Dr. E.
S- Cowles, cr Boston. Is said » have ear
rteS off from tie room of Dr. A- S. Roi>
-ett. who is coupled with Mr. as I hi the
tees and who will be tried later.
j£ Dr Cowles. tvhose claims a,= a physician
repudiated by the state authorities to
day, said that he carried the picture off by
m*«afc< and that when about to return it
I>T Kobnett called him by telephone and
or'-red him In emphatic language to return
the picture at once or take the consequences.
T>r. Cowles accepted the latter alternative,
*rr; said that Mr Anld carried out the or
riers of Dr. Rohnetr. which resulted in the
«:ieged assault on December 11 at the bow
famous "hop."
Miss Hesler corroborated the story of the
tafcfDS of the picture, and said that Dr.
Cnwles asked her to meet Mm sal wanted
to send her Sowers. She disliked him. and
*o did her - ad. Miss Virginia Swift, a.
«isti2*ter of the former commandant. Rear
Admiral Swift
*SnC Cowles. in her testimony, said that
she was surprised to learn nearly a month
&~«r the incident that the matter had been
/ :osec She did not pause in Boston to
i*k why. but went straight to Washing
ton, where she laid the Ccwles tide cf
the cas*- before Secretary Meyer. She said
that oScial declared that th« affair was
>~r.e of the most scsnda-cus that he ever
heard -' ■- the navy. Senator Lodge was
also seen, and told her later over the tele
phone that the charges ware hi the proper
char.re^.
Shs ■-.---. that she had no feeling:
igaenst ilr. Anld. but she did want the
affair desr&fl tip. so she san to Wash
ington because a -sreman can get things
■a-here a mar. fails. Mrs. Ccwles is ex
r-»cted to ■bbbb her testimony to-morrow.
P^sssd Assistant Surgeon Ansey D.
- ------ on the stand as the first wit
ness for the defence when the court ad
:our=ed yesterday. -- P.obnett said that
<t tt£e -.--.:- talk that Dr. Cowles had
boasted of having made MB impression on
Miss '--■-.- Hesler. of Bvanston. DL. to
■Then he (Robnett) was engaged.
-_- USBfJ EXAMINATIONS.
Dr. Ettwtn B. Harvey, State Medical
•Examiner of Massachusetts, was called to
reli about Dr. Co^-les's effort to pass the
r^ate nedical examination. He said that
Cowles had tried and failed to pass six
In;ts- Dr. Harvey said further that he
-n.d suspected Ccwl»s of trying to copy
fro— other men's examination papers
during these examinations and had placed
h:ra under closer supervision to prevent
his cheating. Dr. Harvey denied that
Cc"sri?s h2.d ever been actually caught in
the tct. He satisfied himself with saying
that -.- was got reason '" suspicion
of Cowles. ■
■ka Virginia SwlTt, daughter of Rear
- emirs: Swift, was called. •'Miss Ames.
shortly before the dance c; December H."
*a:d Mrs. Swift, "called at her house and
Told me that she had heard scandalous
•r cries about the doings of Dr. Cowles and
■Miss Hesler on the tug between the navy
yard and Fen Warren en November 2S. I
repli«i --hat there was no truth hi the re
-- '-- I had beer. or. the r-c going to the
dance and coming back, a? chaperon, and
bad Been nothing wrong."
MISS HEELER'S TESTIMONY.
M:fcs Swift said that Miss Ames had in-
«••-,; her this I'—T- 1 "!!.' on her way to
ccort Bad asked her if she Intended to
hetray Miss Amess confidences to her re
=Tsrdir.g Miss Ames's opinion of Dr. Oowlea
. Mi?« Ames, said ■TJr Swift, had confided
to ber that ehe liked Mrs. Cowles and tol
erated Dr. Cowles for his wife's sake.
MiE= Hesler was called - - the stand. She
~nl£ at Dr. Cowles's advances to her with
Mine hesitation.
"T had trouble -witj: Dr. Cowles one Time
jrjet after I had declined an invitation from
Mrs. Ccwl«w to 3'n^. Dr. Cowles called me
op -md asked m* what was the real reason
why I wouid riot '.-om' 1 . I told him the real
-"afOTi xaf !n my letter to Mrs. Cowles.
H« asked me to let him meet me at Sulli
vaa Sc'jar^ I told him I would not. He
RkW sorr.ethiriC about sending me Bowers.
arxj t h".:ng' up th* 5 receiver."?
"T>S'i he receive a phctoe.-aph of yours?"
H- H» pent it bark lat^rr."
Miss HesW paid that she learned that
Pr. Cow* had "brained the photosrraph
♦^-o-isrh Mist? Am^s.
Counsel for the defence then offered th«»
T^nn-»-irg tetter, ■with Th*r heading. "'Fid-ward
P r M. TV"
■ I *.Q-
; am r*f-i'-~i\iz ycu herewith The little
'Tiak piclum. 1 picked ;t up th» day
«r« took -■•on aotoiss with the full inten
tion Of .joking you ::r;<] giving U back be
• •■•'-c. -h c :*f« xh" machine. 1 forgot ;t. and
Ii T35 later Taker. ane3 ptrt on the bureau.
:♦ -»- a? -ij^-« n UttJe. • ing thins I didn't
~ ■ - it a rßrTs"'-!*-"; "ho'jsht I srot a 'plion".
■?■; trorr, '*r. Robnett. whirh -R-a<s just
•-rottrb t« rr-ykc rr<f- k»ep i» 3 f«»w dsys
longer I aas M>rry you tbOHght 1» neces-
to res-orf to the n^tnoii? you i^ee.m
<r> ba.ve rr t * r 'r tc "i to to r c caui p*)Ss*?Sßion
ef jtrar picture. You ari> certainly w«]
-orr.f- to n Wit a all th<- sood wishes,
EDWAItD S. COWL.ES.
activity of; r.ms '-ovules.
Td» aftern'KMj cei^yioti "pen*"} ■ th —
r^'-ii'n.s cf Mr* Co»lfF. th<? v:if« of the
pjjvcirrian rrftr* •?estifj«?<i j*«»iterday^ Sh*
j t-: irv-.vr-'i her ie>**iinnr.\ . ar"i before BP-
T'Tirz ii ask~o r-ermiFsion t« submit a
"»-riTT-5i d^'irrjen' containing addition*
l :s- fi> Tjfihefi to mak» to it- This th*>
Jadfe »ii\ o'-4to <jid tK-t i^rmit h»r ■', do.
yi*iOT JJ*m*x4 took Co^lp? m hand
A dver rising — 2
IF you already advertise
("with indifferent results)
or want to advertise with
gcod results, talk with
yf^S. Kolm-ook & fTilmki. Inc.
U{.* l) Acvertisi ~g Service Agency,
\£S H3 West 23d St. 77
Getting Good Salesmen
ISO N&sse.u Street. N«w York.
K»r-Tork Trib-ane.
W» <->*f to isl'iras you that ■■ the --> .
jf tfc* recent advertisement ■asrtad la
your "«.-:• Column an have succeeded in
•ocurirjc severs; ver\ ,-onip»t*nt saietmen
W« momt highly «.pcr*ciat* tfe* character
el tout paptr ani tfif idrantiye obtained
-n«Tt ts *ocirlri? int»*ri trors a much
higher type of mer thin 1n »-: r.ther rr.».
C —* » » fcew jt-t Trt«*J.
V>ry truly your*.
CXI TED REALTT CO
JOHN V.\ MILLEK, fre*.
and questioned her as to her proceedings
to press the rase ■«—*»■« AuM in Wash
ington.
"Did yon find ex-idence of the oas« hav
ing been suppressed in Washington?" he
• f'<ed
"Yes. The papers making the complaint
were sent to Washington on December 1?.
We had no answer, but on January I
learned from Mr. Corning, assistant to
the commandant h»re. that the incident
had been closed. We had heard nothing
■- answer to our complaint."
"What did Secretary Meyer say about
th* caaaT*
"That he -was airainsT doins: anything
about it. for he believed that the?*; things
■were bad enough as they were-~
"You were not requested to leav«» the
dance at the time when that request was
made of Dr. Cowles?"
•'No. but it went without ssrying That I
should not stay after he left. I was= as
much Insulted by the demand as he was."
"But no direct insult was offered to you
yourself, was there?"
"No. except in the action toward Dr.
Cowles."
"You gave a copy of the original charges
to the newspapers "**"
"Ye?. I wanted ■ em to have a true
ftory.-
CLEW TO MURDER.
Van Zandt Identified, as Man
Who Fled from House.
Cincinnati. Feb. L— According to the po
lice, Jesse Van Zandt, the husband of the
woman whose bound and incinerated body,
was found lying across her kitchen stove
last Saturday morning-, -was positively iden
tified to-day as the man seen by a neigh
bor running from the house about the time
of the supposed murder.
Wn»n informed of *his alleged identifica
tion Van Zandt contented himself with a
curt denial.
As the case stands there is not sufficient
evidence to sho-w whether Mrs. Van Zandt
was murdered or committed suicide. Pro
ceeding on the theory of murder, the police
to-day reproduced before Van Zandt the
supposed action of the crime, but even this
pantomime did not disturb the man.
A strange element of romance was in
troduced Into the case when it "was learned
that Van Zandt had never met his wife be
fore their wedding day. The match was ar
ranged by their respective mothers, who
had been lifelong friends, and who thought
that the marriage of their children would
cement the bonds between them.
WOULD OUST FATHER
Son Alleges Wrongful Trus
teeship of His Estate.
George Hyatt Bobinson, formerly a stock
broker and heir to about $1,000,000. whose
wife had him confined in a sanatorium last
year, a. SheriSTs Jury subsequently pro
noxisdsg' him sane, applied before Justice
Gerard yesterday for the appointment of a
referee to take the accounts of Charles A.
Robinson, his father, of Portland, Ms., and
of Lawrence E. Brown, trustees of his
estate, alleging that th»y were inimical to
his interests.
Robinson said that his father had given
no accounting since IMS. and Brcwn, who
was formerly his .counsel, had not given
any accounting since U*>i. Brown declared
that he- had rendered his accounts every
year, but that Robinson, who Is twenty
four years old.-had signed away to various
persons. Including saloonkeepers, a large
part of his Interest in the estates of his
mother and grandmother, in which bis
share aggregated about $730,000. Justice-
Gerard granted the motion for a referee.
Robinson has had considerable trouble,
with his trustees. His father and Brown
were appointed after Augustus T. Gillen
der was removed from that cfSce for his
failure to render an accounting and alleged
misappropriation of funds. Tne young man
has been receiving $500 a month from
Brown. Robinscn said that it was at the
instance of Brown, then his attorney, that
his wife brought proceedings in January,
ISft*. to examine into hid sanity. He al
leged that Brown also induced him to turn
over to the Eagle Insurance Company, of
London, interest in $iSl,<>so of his property
for 580,000. Brown denied this yesterday
through his lawyer.
Robinson sa.d that he has no nieans of
knowing the of his estate or whether
he hag been receiving I net income
from it. He believes thai
snrptns.
Brows, it was shown in the proceeding
yesterday, had been committee of the es
tate of Augusta Hyatt Robinson, mother
of yourse: Robinson, who died in an asylum.
According to Brown. Robinson brought
the proceeding in court to pacify his nu
merous creditors. The lawyer explained his
long absence from hi? office by saying that
he had been in a sanatorium, suffering
from a nervous breakdown.
TELLS OF REBUILDING BOYS.
Berkshire Industrial Farm Described
by Superintendent.
The first — the Berkshire Industrial
Farm "ever blew its horn in New York."
a= one of the speakers expressed It, was
yefnerday afternoon, when the women's
auxiliary of this city held its meeting, at
the home of Mr. and' Mrs. Benjamin Niooli,
No. 18 "West 50th street. W. W. ilayo. the
superintendent, told the farm's history, us
ing colored lantern slides to illustrate his
talk.
The farm was founded twenty-one years
ago where formerly stood an old Shaker
XCI c r,«nt at Canaan, in Columbia County.
Each year boys from six to sixteen years
of age are taken for four years. Some
are surrendered by parents or guardians
and some are committed by magistrates.
The farm accommodates eighty boys, but
more than five hundred ha" been grad
uated there since. It began it? che«rful
■work in renewing boys.
"Give the boys a chance, the boys from
The city's crowded streets. I mean." said
Mr. Mayo We will take any boy b*;t-?veen
the ages speetted and try to do something
with him."
Joseph H. Choate. who was a classmate
at the Harvard Law School of Frederick
Gordon Burnham. the presidem of the
board of director*, and who takes a great
interest in the school, having attended
many meeting? there, spoke yesterday.
praising- the institution.
HELD IN GOOTMAN CASE.
A youth who said he was Henry Meyer
but refused to tell where he lived was ar
raigned yesterday before Magistrate Har
ris in Harlem police court, and held in
IZ.yf* bail for examination to-morrow. <-n
Che charge of being; a suspi-'.ous person.
Detectives O'Farrell and K!n«ler amstfrd
him at 14th street and Second avenue Mon
day night, because he appeared to resem
ble the description of the murderer of
Moses Gootman. who was killed at No.
16 Baal 103 th street ear Sunday morn
ing After the affidavit bad bee prepared
the detectives took their prisoner to Police
Headquarters.
XL I A
1 A BRACER,
| THE MORNING AFTER
i :._TaW tS A SrABKttNG THE.VIf.
< ■-A". AND ACTS SPEEDIJ.t I* '-"AM >
i CR NERVOUS HEADACHE AND DEPRL
aiON FOLLOWING ALCOHOLIC AND
| oTHZB EXCEcbfiiS BOTTLED IN SPLIT*
j ONLY
NOT A LAXATIVE.
i BtntifL auM. C*X«« and OrufSK**.
XEW-YORK DAILY TRTBT'XE. WEDNESDAY. FEBRTARY 2. 1010.
COULDN'T OPEN DOOR
FOUXD RE A SOX LATER
Police Kept Tale of ■ Robbery
Quiet for Three Days.
When Moyes Davidson, a retired furrier.
tried to open the door of his home, at Wo.
441 West' 131 st street, on Saturday after
noon, he found that the key would not
turn in the lock. He also noticed that th*
front windows of the apartment, which is
on -the ground floor, were closed, which
was unusual. After trying the airshaft
window unsuccessfully, he decided that hi?
wife had gone out and closed th* house
up carefully while he was on a visit to
his daughter, in St. Nicholas avenue. He
returned to his daughter's house, and after
a while he and she went home. This time
the key turned easily in the lock.
Inside the house he found something
which explained the mystery in part, for in
the dining room a large chest had been
broken into. This chest had contained
forae, old jewelry and silver, the dates on
pome of the latter b"ing ISOO and ISOT. It
had been given Mr. and Mrs Davidson by
their parents. A good deal of this old
silver was missing, together with some old
rings, bracelets, a gold watch with a three
yard long chain and another watch hav
ing on one side a heart studded with dia
monds and on the other a clover leaf of the
same gems.
Davidson.* "ould place no actual
value, on the missing jewelry and silver
because of its sentimental worth, but the
actual loss was* said to be several thousand
dollars. At cne time Mr. Davidson had
been asked, h© said yesterday, to place.
the silver in the, Merropolitan Museum of
Art.
The thieves had gon6 about their work
diligently, and wcoden blocks plugged
down thj window sashes, while chairs
braced the doors The back door had been
•'jimmied." The Karlem detectives learned
from Mrs. McGuire. who lives on the third
floor, that while on the stoop of the house
last Saturday she nori-'ed two women
coming out of the Davidson flat and paid
particular attention to the shabbiness of
their dress an<-! • Ie peculiarity of their
appearance
Military ■ip°s seemed fn rover un
usually full figures She wondered at the
rim- - ~'avideon'P callers Mrs.
Catherine Demille, the jantress. gave the
t --nation thar. about s month ago two
women called on her. mentioning the
Davidsons and asking about them, so they
learned cf their various relatives, includ
ing- a ?-?T<=r In Baltimore
A few days afterward two women
called on the Davidsons, posing as friends
of the sister in Baltimore, and Mrs. David
eon politely asked them to tea. They ac
cepted the invitation — now the David
sons have lost their tea service.
The news of the robbery was not ob
tained from the Harlem detective bureau,
which, on the contrary, strongly advised
those concerned not to mention the case,
particularly to the newspapers. Mrs. B£c-
Guire became very much irritated ■with a
detective, who asked her: "Have you
ever been to the Hippodrome?" when she
told him that she had seen the two women.
and slammed the door in his face.
The Harlem police are said to believe
that these two wom»n have been concerned
more than once in the report, robberies in
that section of the city.
STEUBEN'S SONS DIKE.
Many Topics, from City Fi
nance to Aviation, Discussed.
Glenn H. Curtiss. the aviator, was there,
but all the other speakers dwelt upon the
bygone joys of the bobsled and buggy rides
that made them happy when they were
young In Steuben County. The occasion
as the fifteenth annual dinner of the Steu
ben County Association, at the Waldorf,
last night. At the speakers' table were
George R. Sutherland, president: ex-
Controller Metz, "Big Bill" Edwards, Cap
tain Jack Crawford, the poet-scout; the
Rev. Dr. John Chester Ball, of Corning,
and ex-State Senator William J. Tully.
Mr. Met 2 said that there was more graft
in private business than in the city depart
ments. He said that during his term of
office he had handled 51.600,000.000, and of
that amount only $1,000 got away, and that
was a couple of interest checks that had
been in the office for some time.
"Talk about the city of New York. be
said. "We haven't got a city; we've got
five cities. We are supposed to have a
Mayor, with five sub-mayors under him.
each one doing just as he pleases. You
can't do anything; the charter Is against
you. You write to the Corporation Counsel
for an opinion am get back a conundrum."
Mr. Curtiss said he had often been asked
how it felt to fly. "Well." he continued,
"I might a.sk you how it felt to walk. You
could not always walk. On© had to learn,
and so ii i.- with flying.
■ ■ ■■•■ ■ • re from now
ynu might have a ton of coal delivered
■ ■ ■ of your house by aeroplane, but
• - • l will say that in a few more
years t ne will be more popular
. "hat the advance
in ac; i H • * !1 be more rapid x\.ar, wuh
CHAMPLAIN_ASSOCIATION_DINES :
About two hundred member? and guests
of th" Ijak° '" ham plain Association at
tended the - ■ jnd annual dinner of the
association held last night in the Rose
Room of th» Hotel Astor. The guests of
honor included John G. McCullough and
John W. Stewart, former Governors of Ver
mont: Richard L Hand. Attorney General
Edward R. O'Malle: Justice Chester B.
McLaughlin, the R<»v. Dr. loin M
Thomas, Darwin P. Kingsley, president of
the New York Life Insurance Company,
and Frank L. Greene, editor and publisher
of "The St. Albans Messenger." Francis
Lynde Stetson was toastmaster.
The following officers were elected : Presi
dent. Chester B. McLaughlin: first vice
resident. Richard L. Hand: second vice
president. John G. McCullough: third vice
pr'-sident. John W. Ptewart; fourth \ice
presldent, John C. Clark* and historian,
Henry Waylaid Bell.
VAN WORDENS OUT OF BANKS
Successors Elected in 12th and 19th
Ward Institutions.
At the annual meeting of the Twelfth
"Ward Bark yesterday Watkins Crockett
and Bradley Martin, jr.. w»re elected
directors to succeed Warner M. Van Nor
d*»n and T. L. Van Norden. resigned. The
other retiring directors were re-elected.
Th«- board subsequently organized by
electing C A. Moore., -" ■ chairman of the
board: Frank B. French, president; Wat
kins Crockett, vice-president, to succeed
X. L van Norden: William T. Purdy.
second vice-president: James V. Iverson.
cashier, and Edward Devlin, assistant
rushier. ■■■■-'- '■"•
Bradley Martin jr., has been elected
president of the Nineteenth Ward Bank,
to "iicceed Warner M Van Norden. re
signed Oth«r officials elected m pis.-- of
'h« Van Norden representatives in the
bunk ar* John v Van Pelt, cashier, and
Charles W Eastman, assistant cashier.
The • Mowing: directors have been elected:
C,- H Moore, -r Martin J. Condon, John
J Harrington, W. J- Cummins. John V.
Cocgev Edward W. Harris, Lawrence At
terbury. Samuel H- Kress and Bradley
Martin, Jr.
HELP GIVEN TO MRS. LOUGH.
The Tribune has handed over to Mrs. Ger
trude Lough, of No- 313 East 50th street.
n .ontribution of SI., received for her from
•Greta ' A? told in Sunday's issue of V.v»
Dai>»r Mrs. Lough wan found by th*» police
ir a half starved condition, wit!) i rtve
momhsHrfd baby, that w:js sick on account
of privations tb* husband and father, a,
i< tubing carpenter.- not having been able
for a long tima to find employment.
WOXTHEAi: BENSEL
XO RIGHT OX FLOOR.
Aldermen Get Bill Also for
Sane Fourth of July.
Dr. Walter Bense.l. sanitary superintend
ent of the Board of Health, who during
the term of Health Commissioner Darling
ton was accustomed to represent his chief
in pleading: for appropriations? before the
Board of Aldermen, was turned down by
that body yesterday. Th*» point 'having:
teen raised by Alderman Dowling. leader
of the majority, that Dr. Bensel had no
right to speak from the floor. * the charter
■was called upon to prove his point. It was
learned that no one except the head of a
department may have the privilege of the
floor except by unanimous consent.
Dr. Bensel. who stood at the side of -he
aldenaanic chamber "while the flgbt ove:
his right to speak was being waged, left
in disgust when the chair ruled against
him. •
The dispute arose over a request of the
Board of Health for $6,000 of special rev
e.rue bonds for automobile ambulances. At
derman Esterbrook said he would like Dr.
Bensel to make an explanation regarding
the need for them. Immediately Dr. Ben
s=e] walked out in front of the aldermen,
as he had been accustomed to do. and
started to talk, when Alderman Dowiins:
cut in with an objection.
Alderman Tristam B. Johnson, leader of
the minority, showed that he *>eld the bal
ance of power by holding nip or passing
appropriations for reyrarhe bond? as be saw
fit. Such matters require sixty votes for
passage. . Two appropriations asked by the
Board of Health, were denied and one was
granted, the latter being $15.#T7 50 for sal
aries for help in the new headquarter^
building in Brooklyn. Two other appro:
r. nations were denied and one was granted.
Alderman Courtlandt Nicoll offered a,
resolution for th« appointment of a com
mittee of five "for the purpose of devising
Fome means to commemorate IndetD«"> l-^nce
Day less dangerous to life and property
than the manner In which it is now ob
served," the committee to hold public hear
ings and report its recommendation* .within
thirty days of Its appointment.
In this connection a proposed ordinance
vra- submitted which would absolutely do
away with the indiscriminate setting off "
fireworks in the- city. It would make it
unlawful for any one to possess or set off
"any squib, rocket, firecracker, Roman
candle or other combustible fireworks de
signed to be exploded with a sudden report
or detonation." An exception is made, how
ever, that tne Police Commissioner may
issue a permit to any one over twenty-one
years of age to possess and set off such
fireworks for a period not exceeding one
day.
But in order to get such a permit a per
son would be obliged not only to satisfy
the Commissioner that •he was familiar
with the nature of such fireworks but
would have to pay a license fee of So and
execute a bond of -55,000 to protect the. city
from any damage that might result.
The resolution was referred to the Com
mittee on Laws and Legislation.
Alderman NicoU also introduced 3 .reso
lution recommending that the Sinking Fund
Commission convert Into . temporary play
grounds such school sites as are not to
be used for buildings in the immediate
future.
Alderman John D. Gunther.
P ] ec t' i ii to the board from the 53d District
Brooklyn, and Republican leader ■
body for two term?, resigned yesterday r ">
accept the clerkship <■■ - ■' District Mu
nicipal Court. Stephen Cal'.aghan was
d him. Mr. Callaghaz
■a: No. 566 .Sexenth avenue, and has a law
office at No. 170 Broadway. Manhattan.
FIRE CLAIMS IXVALID.
Weakness and Smoke Frits- j
irate Attempt to Escape.
Weakened by a long illness and unable
to fight his way to safety. Ludwig Ehleri
who lived with his family on the first floor*
of the apartment house at No. 4fi West
132 d street, was overcome by smoke and
burned to death yesterday in a fire which
started in his flat and rapidly ate its way
to the roof. His body was found halfway
down the hallway leading to the street; j
and was charred almost beyond recogni- j
tion. Ehlerfs family, consisting of hi- !
wife and grown daughter, were rescued, as :
■were all the other tenants in the building.
The tire, which did about £4.000 damage,
started from an explosion of an oil stove
in the kitchen of the Ehlert Hat. Burned j
by the leaping flames. Mrs. Ehlert j
screamed, and her husband, who was lying
in a bed in another room, evidently tried
to go to hi.= wife's assistance, but fell to
the floor when a few feel from the bed,
where he was seen by Lizzie, the daughter, j
who ran In from another room, but fainted j
■when she saw the Naze.
Firemen were on the spot in a few mm
uu.s. and they carried Mrs. Ehlert and her
daughter to the street, but did not know
that Ehlert was in the other room. The
wife and daughter •'■•-:• in such an hysteri
cal condition thai they did not tell The fire
men that Eh!°rr was in the flat, and wheii
they recovered it was too late, for he was
then dead, his charred body in the hall in
dicating he had been overcome TV "-; •- fight
ing his way through the smoke.
Although the flames made quick headway
through the house, everybody el» living
there escaped serious injury. Many, how
ever, reached places of safety only by aid
«»f the Bremen and policemen.
MAYOR PLEASES CFOMWELL
Richmond Borough President Asked to
Approve Appointment.
A little incident yesterday showed that
Borough President Cromwell, the Republi
can leader of Richmond, apparently had
more influence with th*> Mayor than
Charles J- McCormack. who hear- the
Democratic organisation there.
There was a place as city marshal to
b» filled, to succeed Fred Peterson. There
were Democratic candidates, but Richard
Key?, a former member of the Republican
County Committee of Richmond, was also
an aspirant for th« place. He secured the.
recommendation of Justice Arnold J. B.
Wedemeyer, who was ejected to the Mu
nicipal Court bench on the fusion ticket
last fall; but that was not enough.
President Cromwell was called to the
Mayor's or from the meeting of the
Board or Aldermen yesterday The Mayor
asked him ii Mr. Keys was satisfactory to
him. '"For. of coarse." he added. "I would
not think of appointing a man who did not
meet with your approval."
President Cromwell indicated that the
appointment would please him greatly, and
Mr. Keys was at once sworn in.
LOGAN CLUB TO DINE.
The. eighteenth annual dinner ot the
Logan Club will be held at the clubhouse,
Sixth avenue and Garfiflld Place. Brooklyn,
on Saturday, at 630 o'clock. Among the
speakers -will be Controller Prendergast,
Borough President Steers, Justices \lad
dox and Kapr" I1 ''- Representatives Calder
and Foelker. and Louis H. Reynolds, dep
uty police commissioner.
WOMEN PLEAD NOT GUILTY.
May TVilliams and Bessie Roberts, who
are under indictment, charged with having
stolen 525.000 from Warner M. Van reorder
in 32d street a few n'ghts ago, entered
pleas of not guilty to the charge when ar
raigned before Judge Rosalsky in th»
Court ■•<• General Sessions, Part I. .yester
day "To mi additional Indictment, charg
ing May Williams with having taken two
diamond. studs from Josiah H. White, of
No 131 Columbia Heights, . Brooklyn, on
the "night of February 3, ISO 7, she did not
plaad.
A. J. Crawford Co.
251, 253 and 255 Fifth Avenue
'"<->rn»r ?Vr ?tr»-t
English Furniture,
Antiques and
Reproductions.
NEW AUDIT BUREAU
Continued from flr«t p»g--
claim • against the corporation and the
a.nnunts allowed on each. Two similar
branches are established in the division
of receipts.
Mr. Wolfe baa been asked to furnish at
the earliest possible date a trial balance
showing the condition of all accounts for
am: against the city and the counties
therein, and a balance sheet showing the
assets and outstanding liabilities, and
each month a statement of the unex
penJed balance of appropriations of each
department.
The following have been appointed
cashiers by the Controller, on salaries
ranging from $1,500 to $2,100: Charles
E. Russell, of The Bronx; A- Kirmmel. of
Manhattan, and Emil Voert and George
F. Dobson. of Brooklyn.
Ex-Controller Metz seemed to be an
noyed last night when he heard of Con
troller Prendergast's criticism of the
conduct of the Finance Department. H*>
characterized Mr. Pr«»nn>r£-asf«; remark*
as "all rot."
"The bureau system was simplj- a mat
ter of policy," said he. "When Mr.
Prendergast has been in office longer he
will know more about the department.
He will have to work out his own salva
tion, just as I had to. It took me two
years to establish the schedule system
under which a!' bills were placed on a
schedule as they arrived. If the people
will carry out the schedule, bills can be
paid in from two to four days, if there
is money to pay them.
"There never was a time in which bills
were paid so rapidly as in the last year
and a half. Any contractor will tell you
that, unless he is one of the kind who
has something about hi? bills that has
to be investigated.
"It is not true that the people who
v.ere 'in right' could get their money.
while the rest had to wait. There was
no favoritism. Frank W. Smith was in
charge of the payment of bills. If any
thing was crooked, he was to blame:
but I think he is an honest man. I
don't blame Mr Prendergast for ad
vancing his own man. Mr. Wolfe is his
own man. I have no criticism to make
of him, anyway."
LOSE EASY JOBS.
Heads of Seventy-five Corpora
tion Inspectors Fall.
*ir?t blow at the system of corpo
ration inspectors taken by the new admin
istration fell yesterday, when Borough
Preeiden! McAneny dismissed the seventy
five corporation inspectors connected with
his office. Of that number some UPSnaj
fire were said to be members of the John
F. Ahearn Assoc'ation.
- oration inspectors h^ve m the past
been appointed under the charter by the
borough presidents to see "hat corpora
beyed the law in repaying streets
id torn up and in other matters.
The-- t* ere paid hy the corporations. Sucb
joh? were always looked upon as chances
to make a nice, comfortable amount of pin
ne was steadily employed
in some other occupation. Many saioon
keepers have been on the lists.
I -■ -!-f itter part of No
vember two Canadians who came here to
■ - • aced on the rolls as
ration Inspectors. In this ■way they
to make their expenses and at
the same time preserve their amateur ath
standi n ?.
WRIGHT CASE IP.
Counsel Argue About Their
Aeroplane Patents.
Judge fland. in the United States Circuit
Court, heaid argument yesterday on the
application of the Wright company for a
temporary - action restraining Louis
Pauihan. th« French flyer, from makinc
exhibitions In machines alleged to infringe
their ...... Pmilrian i? now flying at
Denver.
Tffhnical similarities between the Far
man an<i Bleriot machines, operated by
Faulhan. and the flyer of the Wright broth
ev* ver" jiscusned by H. A. Toulmin. chief
counsel for th* Wright company, and
Clarence J. - am for th« Frenchman.
Mr. Toulmin reviewed mankind's search
for xh<* secret of aeronautic success and
asserted that all heavier-than-air machines
successfully flying to-day were infringe
ments of the Wrisht brothers' patents.
Pit W. Williamson, the Wright, brothers"
personal counsel. Tas also present.
Some things having to do with the =*cr°*
of flight -x »re »own to Judge Hand by tin
mode's, and when some, point needed clear
in? ':p Wilbur Wright volunteered infor
mation to the court.
The difference between a ship's rudd«r
"-1 the rudder of an aeroplane was the
subject of considerable attention by coun
sel on <•••■: sides. Mr. Shearn maintained
they wer operated on the same principle.
but Judge Hand Bel him right by Illustrat
ing with a blotting pad and ruler how the
action was just -he opposite
Mr. Shears -as assisted by Israel Lud
loiv, who fell from a gliding machine in
Florida several years a?o. Mr. Shearn con
tended that the Wrights were not the orig
inators of heavier-than-air apparatus with
wings and rudders, because the plans of
flying machines were public property long
before the light gas engine came into use.
ft was the discovery of light and powerful
engines that made Hying possible, Mr.
Sheam said.
Mr. Sheam tvilj continue his argument
to-morrow morning.
GRISCOM TO GREET LEADERS.
Lloyd C Grlsccm. the new president of
the Republican County Committee, was ex
pected to assume his new duties In the
Madison avenue heAdquarters at 8 o'clock
yesterday afternoon. At that time about
twenty o* the leaders were on hand to
greet him. but a message was received
rhat a legal matter in which he ■was inter
ested would keep him downtown. He said
be would surely be on hand This afternoon
to greet the district leaders and oth«»r* who
mtcht wish to see him.
VOORHIES TAKES CHARGE.
Edmund W. Voorhies. Brooklyn's new
postmaster, took possession of his office in
the Federal Building yesterday morning.
He was at the office with his predecessor,
George H. Roberts, on Monday, going over
the books from four o'clock In the after
noon until midnight Be.. ore he left he had
given Mr. Roberts a receipt for all the
assets. Everything had been checked up
to the. last postage stamp. There is much
gties'sihg as to who will b<* Mr. Voornie***
assistant - and hi* secretary.
Flint's
Fine
FtJRNITLTSB
ADVANCE EXHIBIT OF SPRING STYLES
Cur Spring and Summer Furniture is now being receiv-d
It includes many new styles in ENAMELED. REED, RAT
TAN and LIGHT COLORED WOODS, exceedingly
beautiful in design and at unusually attractive prices.
REDUCTIONS IN EVERY DEPARTMENT
As tl.e floor space requir*rd for a complete exhibit of the*«
new patterns is much larger than we had anticipated we hay
—in order to gain the needed room— made MATERIAL
REDUCTIONS on many single pieces and mcompiete suites
which we have decided to discontinue.
These reduced pieces represent "FLINT QUALITY
FURNITURE VALUES" beyond competition or compari
son. As we have but single pieces of each style, and these
will not be duplicated, early inspection is invited-
Geo. C Flint Co.
4a-47WE3T 23 - St. 24-2aW»T24 a ST
OVER NIGHT FROM SEA TO LAKE
"Blessed is he who firs: invented sleep." So ran as eld adage.
In modern times "over-night travel" has become a nr-essiry. Tie world** bos
iness demands swift, safe transportation between - 7 -- =—. — - 1. centers it aH hoars.
The Lehigh Valley Railroad
THE BLACK DIAMOND ROUTE
Provides ideal facilities for night travel.
Th» traveler's SLEEP is the chief thought of hundreds of egrpicy*ei. Lax*:
nous steam-heated, electric lighted -sleeping cars, with berth lights, males a night
journey . enjoyable. The traveler can read in the •eelnsion of his berth, or sleep
in comfort surrounded by thoughtful service, while the train is bearing him over
» ii. mili. . * magnificent stone ballasted roadbed. **bn2t on honor.**
f\\ TJJLWY" The Cfcieato- ( Pt==s»bmal» Ferry Statical, T. 23d St., 5.35 P. M.
' il«Vm( T»r»nte Er^r^is Co— .«-<:• in Oesbrosses St» ..._ 2.00 P. M
j :j^BrV\ Leaves N.Y. 5- ,v ( Hnds«j Tennnul >i« H. R. Taan«U> — 4.05 P.M.
HWl^jA^Tbe Inflate Train . Pesas»fr«n!« Fer-v Statins, W. 23<i St, 7.35 P. M.
M■ ' " Leaves • Cortiandt «ad Oesbrosses S«s B.o* P. M. t
1 I Sew York Daily ' Bassca Ternntaal (via H. 8. Tuasels ■- . 8.05 P.M.
Tickets «ad taforautioa at any Lehigh Valley Ticket Office, or tf desired delivered ■
home or office. A telephone call to 1460 Broadvav, Telephone Bryant 4212-42!
355 Broadway. Telephones FnakHn l6o'-^Forth 400: Hudson Termtaai Bafld tags. Tele
phone 4209 Cortlaadt: 140 Broadway, Telephoao 2697 C«rtiaadt, will resaiv* pr>«pr
at ton.
M'CAFFERTI MAI GO
Baker Says- His Best 31 ay Not
Be Good Enough.
What seemed to be a pretty straight
story was in circulation around Police
Headquarters yesterday to the effect that
Inspector McCafferty was to b« removed as
chief of detectives. •
•'McCafferty is one of the hardest worked
men in the department." ambiguously re
plied Commissioner Baker when asked
about the rumor. "I gave him a free hand
and he has done the beat he could, but
that best may not be good enough."
"McCafferty has been In hard luck lately
with so many crimes happening, hasn't
her'
"Oh yes. he has had his share of it."
said Commissioner Baker. And that closed
the interview on that subject.
It was said, however, that Inspector MC'
Cafferty was already packing up his traps
and that he was to be sent to some In-
INSPECTOR iTCjLFTERTT.
Chief of the Detective Bureau, who ma/
go soon
spectlon district. He became a patrolmaa
little short of twenty-four y«ars ago. and
went to the Central Office under Bym*s
in 188 L He became a detective sergeant six
years later and General Bmgham ap
pointed him to his present post April 13.
1307. The killins of the two little boys oa
January li, u» Highbridge Park, and the
murded of Moses Gooanan by % burglar,
early last Sunday morning, have made 3Xc-
CaSerty a target. Is add! Won. it Is saldt-er»
have been many burglaries lately, aom-s of
which have, nat been ma.d« public by th«»
Police Department. It wu learned that no '
fever than -two burglaries wer« re
ported to the bureau ■ between 8 a. m and
* p. in. on Monday.
Another rumor circulating at Head
quarters was that Inspector John Daly wa»
to be transferred, and that gamblers "coo
men" and ethers m the underworld sur
rounding Chinatown were making b*t» that
he would not last a month longer.
Commissioner Baker denied that Daly
*- uld leave hi« present post or that there
■would be a general shake-up in which the ,
inspectors reduced to - captaincies under i
Most of the successful
styles appear first in
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THE IMPERIAL ART GALLERY
6 WEST 29th STREET
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from 14 th la l«>th century. b«lasstajr to ♦>■•
•state of a lat» Chinese hia;!t oSdii: n>> II
cent, costly and ttlatorloaUy tareresti-s
vow OK SALE.
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AMERICAN HOME MONTHLT
Blnsrham -^ould b*» rsstsrM to th*tr f2rs«r
place*.
CAFE KEEPER HELD FOR ASSAULT.
"Wallace W. Sweeny, thirty-two years old.
of No m "Wast Slst street. mi"ij»
of a Tenderloin caf4. was held la COW bail
for the grand Jury on a charge of fe
lonious assault by Magistrate Cornell In
jeiferson Market police court yesterday
aftsmoon. The complainant was Harry TV.
Hayes, a. barkeeper, o* No. K» West 4Cd
«--»•- who charged Sweeny with beating
him on the bead with a blackjack i ■
afterward assaulting him, on January V.
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