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v* __*xxn..y* ?24.163. ^^a^j^'jas^--ar^' new-york, Saturday, .January n, 1913.-18 pages.
* * DDTf-??1 AVr" 017"\Trr InCityof New York. JerneyCitr ead HebokOSa,
Waiters' Leader Fulminates
Against Capitalists, While
the Strikers Applaud at
Bryant Hall Meeting.
Industrial Workers, Now in
Charge of Demonstration,
Plan to Close Up Every
Hotel and Restaurant
in the City.
?If you do have to go back und?.
uniatisfactory conditions, do it with
your minds made up that it is the un?
safest proposition in th? world for
capitalists to ?at food prepared by
members of your union!"
This vu a 9P9S imcn of the advice
that Joseph Lttor, who flames now so
luminous in the labor fire in this coun?
try. ?a\c U> the striking Waiters at
thru meeting at Bryant Hall last
After ? weak of waiting fur Ettor Um
waiter? were keyed up to an ecstatic!
pr.in?. and they screamed and voller!
hi.? c ery climax. The ball wag pa? had,
of course, when lie came in. to the ac
csvopanlment ?-?i cheers, saving flags
and stamping of feet.
i don't care whether jrotl are rieht
or wrong," he dr*?'lared emphatically.
-I don't know whether your cause Is
just or not. 1 have not time to ask. 1
?in? you arc on strike for what yon
frrl i- right, ami therefore I shall do
all th.?t I can. l?on't let the board of,
arbitration de? ide for you, because it
?sill keep you guessing?It is only a
guessing board, anyway."
Th?1 labor leader had his own plan
for making th'* strike effective. It was
concise enough; something like this:
% If you want t<> win your fight close
th? b?tela and keep them closed. Shut
all the doors, not only the 1 "tohcri and
pantry doors, but the main entrance?.-'
Mob Follow? Ettor.
Rttor did not linger l?.ng. despite the
pleading of the throng that was as
?,?1 to hoaf him. He said he had
to I? svs in order to be "posent teHlay
81 'lie snnusl m'-'-tiiie of th?- textile
workers of ?the Industrial Worker? of
the World at Little Falls, and after he
bad Spoken only a comparatively short
he lefl tli?* hall, followed by u
plunging, roaring mob.
|*e"*ore he appeared the meeting !ia?i
ixri? worked up to expectancy by
?peaches from other members of the
indu?! tin i Workers of the WotfM,
??hi? h is now cssadui ting the striks,
Patrt. k Qulnlan mad. a prophecy that
(lie strikers WOUid have the hotels
Slier? "they want thcin" within a
ii?) Hi? ti made an attack on the
ewnei <>f the \\r?sJd<*s**f?A9*torla.
Bk Psaaa. one ?if the Industrial
Workers of the World leaders, urged
? ?tiitiriation as the only hope for a BUC
?cssful strike. He said he did not want
to sue "organized fragments." but
alabad "ai'ST! body" to join In at one
"That s the only reason we won at
Lawrence,*1 he said. 'The trouble with
.\ou men Is you don't ha\e sufiVient
MaurlCS Immas ?spoke in Fren? h and
Cario Treska in Italian io the three
thousand men and twos, ore women
pr?.?cnf. The Industrial Workers of
the Word had taken the precaution to
ha*,? some of its men set aside to keep
??rdei in the hall, and there was no
The one place at which the strikers
really made trouble last night was up?
town Mou-quln's. They kept the French
restaurant in confusion for hours.
Just about dinner time a gang of men
gathered in front ?>f the restaurant and
began to y oll and hoot. Before the
polies could slop them they rushed up
(oatlnued on third page, .??.th column.
This Morning's News
Held SB Member of "Arson Trust".... 1
Xee ? Care Book" Swindle. 1
Deneoacs? capitalists. 1
P master Held l'p m Park Avenue.. 1
Mpps Expected to Tell Ail. a
i'T.k Row Wet Baadaya. a
I'ean Alvord Companies in Trouble*. 8
???''in:',',* Worksrs Keject Peace. 3
'?riti Life I'rged for Mill Children.. 7
?eong Zieglei wants Settlement. 7
?saleyan ? lub Honors Shanklin. 9
?mundsen .\fte- North Pole.11
,: R T. Would Issue Bonds.13
West point Elopei to Rotara.13
'?.?tro In ?'ity Five ?Hoars.18
luise Hoagk Stricken In ?'ourt.18
i'.'ii'in OeU Tsar la Jail.is
?hiker Tslks ot Money Power. 1
?Cpmmlttee'a Doct-OT io See Rockefeller a
falser Hoard to Combat Disease. 4
V? i he-ck Pe? ords < lear. 4
No Compromla? on Taft Appoiatmsnts 4
Engineer Blamed tor Coming Wrack.. 5
AgalnMt Tariff Changs. 5
".'??.??ruinent In Alleged Trust. 5
H'onwn "Csvslry" la dadfrsg? t*srede. 8
I '? Avoid? Meddling in Strike.13
?N'*w Aigument in Trust Suit.19
Rumania's Threat stiffen? Porte. 3
Kexlch (.;? tting lacis. 4
Kesra for Women. 8
Bdltoiisl . 8
?"?'o. let y . g
?'iUfclc . g
OMtugry . 8
'?'.letary News and Criticism. .10 and 11
?li and PeligluUH News.H
ti .ia
1 and Navy.IS
'her .13
I'ing .13
rtBBBelsl and Markets-14, 15 ?mil 18
Heal H?tate .18
U. S. Grand Jury Charges S<
ing Obscene Matter in Ma
Buffalo. Jan. 10.-? Elbert Hubbai
Bust Aurora, \". V.. known as Fri
bertUS, wnS indicted by the fe
prand jurv her? to-day on a char;
sending obsceno matter through
mail?. The indictment is based 01
titles published in a magazine ii
at But Aurora.
Ho will be urrgJflted in the fe
?curt to-morrow morning. The i
iniuni punishment, for the crime
which he is charged is five years ii
and a fine of $5.000.
State to Build Highway Aro
Storm King Mountain.
Alhany. Jan. 10.?The State High
Commission ?tedded to-duy to bui
road around the base, of Sturm 1
Mountain as a part of the New T
to-Montrc.-il blfhwU].
As the road must he cut through I
rock for two and a half miles, it
scnts one of the most difficult
glnegring problems undertaken by
commission. It is e.?-tima(ed the
\\ill be alunit J.'.'.fi.'.dn.
Court Orders T. D. Sulln
Sent to Sanatorium.
Rehutves of "l?g Tim" Bulltvnn,
last convinced iii.it ho ??o.ud n?
succeed in lighting off the mal
which gttgcked him months hco, m
npplicntlon yeoterdwj in Purl II, s
liai Term of tin- Supreme Court,
an order committing the Tamnu
politicien t?i I?r. ? ;. F. If. Bond's s,i
torlum, at N.., !t?i<> Xtirtii Broods
Yonkers. Justice Amend s?rih.i
order, ??hi. h means lhai "R?E Ti
will he \ irlually a prisoner kip to
hour <?f his death. Sullivan 1
hitherto been ?? voluntary pntlenl
Dr. Ronds nstabllebment.
Within a feu du' ? vest? r?l;iv?'? ori
will he supplemented by tbe nppol
ment. according to law. of ,-i commit
of the person und property of "I
Tim" as .m allege?! Incompetent. I
mediately the committee is appointe?
is probable he win be renn.ved fr*
the sanatorium to Ainltyvllle
Driven Into Pit with Keros?n
Soaked Wood, Killed and
Their Bodies Burned.
Shanghai, Jan. 10. Thirty-nin<* l'?
ers recently were put lo ?bath in
atrocious nioncr by order ?if th<- pi
viuda! n?tth?.rities of Nnn-Ning, Pro
ince of K??anK-Si.- The sufferers we
first shot and then tlu-ir bodies ??c
humor! In a huge trench.
These sdvlces were received her?- I
day in letters from the Csthollc ml
sion at Nan-Nine. The letters we
doted December 14. They slated th
the lepers lived in the woods ? f<
miles outside of Nnn-Ning. The mi
sinn sought permission to btltld si i
own espouse ;? Insnretto for them, .?t
the provincial authorities, p" tendii
to consent, dug a pit in which WI
placed WOod SOUked with kerosene.
At the ? oint of the bgjronet ihe |e|
eift then were driven into the pit ni
shot and the pyre wns Hghted r?rnl the
bodies burned in the presence of
large crowd. The authorities offer?
rewards for.the discovery Of other |e|
ers, and this off.-r resulted in t!
??hooting of one m<tre m.? n afflict*
with the disease.
The Governor, after th?* inssgsrrt. Ii
sued a pro? lamation in Which he a?
fused the lepers of having comnutte
outrage.??. The letters from the inn
sion say there is no foundation f??r thl
Clear, Cold Weather, Not Ton
and Jerry, the Antidote.
As a result of the open ??inter the in
iluenza "bug" has found the climat
here most propitious, a??< -ording to I)i
William II. (luilfoy, registrar of Hi
Department of Health. The city a
large is in need of a tonic, the registra
declares, but 11 mus! he B tonic of Clem
.old wealher, and not alcohol.
"In the nbeence of any extended cob
spell," said Dr. (iullfoy. "tin- InflunnSl
'bug' has made greet headway. Tin
use of stimuianls has no appro? ia l.l
effect on the 'hug.' eil her. so any ef
feels that might follow their use an
only imaginary."
Tom and Jerries and other concoc
tioris of the sort, s?. Dr. Cuilfoy inti
mated, liave a lOW hatling nvemgl
when the influenza "bug" is In form.
Victims Unconscious When Car
Again Runs Over One of Them.
An sutomoblle iH<inn along the
Boulevard at Aiveine. biiweeii l'ai
Rockavav and Rockaway Bench, lUSt
niglit. ran down Ivlu ar?l Blttorf and
Jncob Kaufman, both of N?>. M Chnss
avenue, Arverne. and hurled them
twenty feet TtlS iiiiti ?iin?- kept on
down the Boulev mi for a qunrter of
a mile, then turned i?a?k an?i retraced
?t.?- tracks, dlsoppeartng before snybody
oould mske sn ati.-n.pt t?. stop it.
in Bo4ng it.'ck. after striking the
men, both of whom were imconodous
in iiic regdwgy, the mnchlne went over
BlttorTs left leg. fracturing it below
ii:? kne??. The men ween tnksn t?. the
Rocknwny Bosch Hospital, where Rit
t< if Is saiil to lie in e Heiitjilv .an.(litio! .
Arthur M? Prenkel, who Uves In Ar
vtinc, ?vas driving his automobile in
the asme direction slotif the Boulovnrd
when III? a? ??ileiit occurred. He lobl
ihe polks the .?tii'T car passed him nl
S ?ia??' of !-?x'v n.Usg an hour, and lh.it
two men were In the mnchlne. h?
ftirnishe.l the police with the number
?if the cir, and a wat? h Is being kept
I for u. I
Federal Grand Jury Indicts Six
Men on Charges of $61,000
De Luxe Volume Fraud
m Book Deal.
Prominent Librarian in New
Orleans and Three Chicago
Men Under Arrest in Swin?
dle That Was Revealed
by Dictagraph.
Another huge swindle in "rare." hooks
was disclosed yesterday through the
indktmenr in this city of six men,
charged with fraudulent use of the
mails in selling practically worthless
looks t.. Harry If, Levingston, of Sara
loga Springs, as a priceless collection
of Ameriiaiin The collcclion. for
whiih Mr. Levingston paid ?*4n,780>.
? -?insisted mostly of government reports
given away ?freely Instead of being
valuable editions of American authors.
Tire men Indicted won-:
William Young < '??tui Humes. James
Plnnkett and Edward .1. McArdle, a
krsryer, of Chicago; William Beer,
librarian of the Hoarard Mnnorial I.i
brary. of Hen Orleans, WllMan B.
Sherwood, of Byractise, N, V., and C.lrn
F. Fanner, who has been indi? led sev?
eral limes f<?r de luve book swindl?-?.
and is now wild to be in California
M'Ar.ile. Homes and Plnnkett were ar?
rested in Chlcsgo last night on orders
sent ?nit t'mm this ? it>.
Sees Profit in "Bookworm."
The indictment ?barged that James
Plnnkett represented t?> Mr. Leving?
ston. a wealthy automobile dealer, that
he knew a "bookworm'1 in Near oilcans
Who owned a msrvsllOOS . olle.-tion <>f
Americana. The "bookworm," he said,
was ultrrly ignorant of the real value
??f ins collection, and there was in?
doubl h?- could be induced to part with
it for about flOjOMK although th?
library vas fully worth between. fSSOO.?
000 and 1300.000. If Mr. Levingston
purchssed the collection l'lunk?*it vas
read) l?i r?s? II it ?or 1 ? 11 ii at a bug?
Th?- two vent to New Orleans lo look
at the books and to mOOt the '-book?
worm.'' Mr la??. iiigston was mtiodu? rd
t?. Humea an?i later m?-t William Bear.
?be librarian, who posed sa ih?' owner
of tin* ? ??lie? Hon. There was mu?ii talk
about th?? iK.ok?, i? it th??.- wars lot
shown a lntl?- thing that ?lid riot pro\e
necessary In stew of the fsct thai Mr.
Lsvlngstoa was rafll-slsntly Improassdj
by talk to pay v.,<)?><) la ????-h an a
binder on th? ?!? bL
On Nay (?3. 101 I, Ih? Indi? tm?nt
? barge.I, PlunkOtl who. !?> Hie way,
figured as a representative of th? gov*
??iini.nl and Humea cbbm t?? N?w
fork, telling Mr. I.? \ itiKsli'ti that the
hooks hsd arrived. They would not bo
? ? It a lertith?! ?heck, so Mr. Ia vlng
MOO took tin-in tO the bank of his N?W
York brokers and tic re pnid OV?tf ?~?,'>.
7r><> in cask to IhSBs.
Buys More De Luxe Books.
Ifeanwhil? Nr. Levlngstoq w.-?s buy-|
im; d? lux? editions from the Jame? f.
l'anivr gang <?f swindlers, investing In
all almost >.L'".??.<?<?? in bo.iks which he
expected to dlspom of at a great ?d?
rame. 88 bad l?e?n rt |.rcs? nted to him.
William Sherwood, of Byracuaa, ap?
peared on ii??* scene, and Mr. Le*riiig?
ston opened a book store in partnership
with Mm tO sell his ,le luxe editions.
All this tim<- he expo? led Dunkelt to
?produes a buyer f??r th?- .oiie.tion of
Americana, but Plnnkett. became ill at
the pa>'< hologi' al moment and could
n?>t continu? his enrrgeti? search for a
purchaser. Qlen Farmer ? nine into the
breach ??nfi ottered lo sell tin? < oiiee
tioii to 9 Mrs. Moor?*, of ?ireensbiirgh.
Penn. H? mot ?Hr. Levlngstoo in New
York, bul i h'* latter bad grown stis
pi.-ious and brought a lawyer to the
Interview. Farmer olTsrsd ?flOO.000 In
BOtSB mad? by Mrs. Moore, under the
condition that he receive 150,000 casb
,-:s commission, Ths lawy?r advised
BgahlSl tin* ?Pal, and the proposal fell
through.. The notes offend by Farm?*'*
w.ic obtalned by him from Mrs. Moore
in pa." im nt for fake ?le luxe books he
s?i!.J ... her.
It was alleged that Humes then tried
another trick. Ii'* dlsclOSSd himself
as an art COtUOiflSSUr and t??ld Mr.
Levingston he had a valuable colle?, tion
Of iiaintings Which he was ready to
exchange for th? Amsricans upon a
pa.Miient of flOtMIOO in cash. Mi.
I.?-\ Ingfrton went to ?Chicago to arrang?*
th? transaction. H? was a? ?-ompanieil
by Clifford I.. Ilearc, a lawyer thor
OUghly familiar with th? ticks of the
book swindlers. Ileare arrang? ?I a Hap
for lli'-ni. "lit. ining evhlcme whi? li I
will prove of great ?able at th?.- trial, j
Dictagraph Is Used.
Mr. LavlngSton simulated si? kness so
that h? n'*? ?I not loav? his room in Hie
Auditorium Hotel. A ?dictagraph was
planed conveniently, and the tatet*/Iowa
with Hum?? ??ne morning and that with
Plnnkett Un m xt were carefully taken I
down by stenographers. These two
men tried to "doubl?--?ross" ?a, h
other, ami in this laudable endeavor
Ihey [?radically gave away ea< h other's
James N. Boyle and F. M. Itoosa.
Assistant Halted states Attorasys in
charge Of the case, said yesterday the
'"Americana*1 sold t<> Mr. Levingston
win- ?!"i WOrth th? 11.000 he paid for
baring them catalogued. As a matter
of fact, the collection contained reports
< ont?ii..<-.j on third phi;?-, third column. |
Public Fire Adjuster Falls Into
Net Set for Incendiaries
After Confession of
Samuel Gold.
Prosecutor Pears That Prisoner
Would Be Spirited Away to
Prevent Disclosures?Hears
of Hold-Ups by Men Who
Make Settlements.
Georg? Grutz, an agent for a life in?
surance company and the first victim of
the hunt for incendiaries which was
started by the District Attorney after
the confession of Samuel Gold a few
days ago, was held for examination In
111,000 bail yesterday in the Harlem
court by Magistrate Murphy. Grutz,
who lives at No. 62 Kast 1<?2d street, Is
a public fire adjuster. Other arrests
are expected.
GrtltS, who appeared in court In ex?
pensive do!hing topped off by a big
fur coat, had 9&000 in cash rea?Iy to
deposit as bail with the City Chamber?
lain, hut was unable to get the fl6??
<X>fi demanded by Royal H. Weiler, the
Assistant District Attorney, and went
tu Jail.
Mi. Weiler, who, with Fire Marshal
.lohn P. l'rlal, has been making a <-|uiet
investigation into incendiar?, flies in
.Neu Y<irk sin??c the ?onviction of Isidor
Stein, known as "I/./y the Rainier," Is
confident that extraordinary efforts will
he made to obtain ball for Grutz in or?
der to prevent disclosures by him.
Knows of "Ar?on Trust."
Already Mr. Weiler has evidence of
Hie existence of an "arson trust"?an
association of lire makers whose organ?
ization Is not .?-o dose as that of a
building and loan soeiely, but is ne\er
thetess strong enough to make preat |
profits for it? members and guarantee j
both members and customers practical I
immunity from prosecution.
Members of the "trust" are to bel
found generally In one of two saloons
?m Hie cast side of llarlem. The pro-j
prietor of one of these saloons has
been examined by Mr. WeTT?r. it has
not he^n derided whether the proprie?
tor of th? second will be ask?d lo give
m hat information he can. with the
probability ?>f obtaining VtrtUOl immu?
nity or whether ?the ?vidence ?galant
him will be taken before the grand
Th?' InirgftlggUgg has shown that a
lire ??lib attendant alibis for numbers
of the family In whose apartment it
lakes ptaoS ran be bought I rom the
"trust** for *?."i and In per cent of the
Insurance recovered. Su? h flres have
leen found to he most numerous in th.?
thickly populnfgd Bsnt Hide tenement
houses. In practically every caso It Is
found that the scanty furniture has
been insure? 1 for more than doubl?? its
real value; in sssae cases furniture
??. <Tth |100 :?t Hie mo.?t has been |n
?urad for fl.OOO Generally the Insur
BOOS companies do not consider siK'h a
? lalm larf?e enough t?i fight.
The fire makers and the dishonest
public Are adjUhters. Mr. Weiler says,
work hnnd In hnn<!. Tim two saloons on
Harlem's cast ?ddo aro frequented by
both, and the price paid by the cus?
tomer Is shared on a 00 per cent basis
between Ihe fire maker and the fire
adjuster. The relationship between
the two in brought out In that part of
Cold's confession whi'h accuses Grutz.
Admit? Two Incendiary Fires.
Gold has already pleaded guilty to
arson Ig hfiylng a lire ?it his home. No.
i;.", West Il Ht h street on June 22, lfll2.
In a?? using Grutz be admits anolhcr
lire of Incendiary origin on December
1, 1910| when he lived at No. 571 Kast
188th street. That fire, as in the later
one, "Izzy" Stein, who was sentenced
to from twelve to twenty-four years
for arson, is accused of kindling.
Hold says, however, it ?vas Grutz who
?ailed in "Izzy the Rainter" and mads
ihe sirangements for the tire. Grut_
tuld him. Gold ?a\s, he "had a pull"
wiih the adjusters of the German
American Insurance Oempnny, and if
Izzy" got the job of making a tir?? In
Gold's place there would tic money in it
for every one. Grutz urged him not to
be afraid, according to Gold, but to
leave it all to "Izzy." Roth Gold and
his wife were directed to go to the
butcher's so they might have a stanch
After the fire, which Is said lo have
done damage to the amount of about
.**7.*>, Grutz is alleged to have taken an
Inventory In his capacity as public nie
adjuster and to have put in a claim for
1800. The claim was finally settled for
1523, of which Gold says he got a lit?
tle more than half, while, ho asserts,
tbe rest went to Grutz and "Izzy."
Mr. Weiler says he already has proof
lhat "Izzy" set many fires for which,
he alleges, Grutz collected the Insur?
People who have engaged public flro
adjusters on g 10 per cent basis to set
He their losses arc making complaint to
the District Attorney that when the
.settlement is effected they find the
adjuster demands _."i per cent and
threatens to report the fire as sus
pi? Ions If his demands are not granted.
All such ?.omplalnanis arc sent to Mr.
\ pony glass, of ANGOSTURA BIT
TERS before retiring for lnsomnli.^Aclvt.
Two Highwaymen Stun Victim with Blow
from Billiard Cue at Park Avenue
and Seventy-ninth Street.
Carrying a pasteboard box that hei
.12,500 In bills, Nell Henderson, pay
master for th? plastering contractim
firm of the Klee-Thomson Company
of No. 329 East ?10th street, was se
upon by two men at Park avenue an?
79th street yesterday afternoon am
felled with the butt of a billiard cue
While he was still half-conscious fron
the effects of the stunning blow one o
the men grabbed the box and dashec
down Park avenue.
Henderson, despite the wound he hac
received, staggered to his feet anc
tried to follow the man. The high?
wayman, however, wae fleet of foot
and after running west through 78th
street leaped over the park wall and
disappeared in the underbrush. The
other man, the one who wielded th?
heavy billiard cue, disappeared almc?t
as soon as Henderson dropped to the
Although the hold-up occurred In
broad daylight ami several hundred
men at work on a building across Tark
avenue heard Henderson's cries for
help, no poli'cman was within hearing
distance at the Hine. The on*ty dew
the police hav? obtained as to Hie iden?
tity of the SSSS IIS lits was furnished by
Henderson himself, who said the men
looked like foreigners.
Condition Grave
After Hie paymaster had been treated
at the German Hospital by Dr. Fisher
he was taken to his home and at?
tended by his family physician. }|e is
said to be suffering from se?erc con?
tusions on Ihe bn'k of his neck and the
forehead and from a blood ?lot on the
brain. His condition is serious.
Hcnrierson, who Is fifty-three years
old, lives at No. *01 West r.nth street.
He has been In the employ of the con?
tracting firm for many years and was
ono of their most trusted men. His
employers are dr.lng work on n ne?v
Fcvent^en story building, at. Hie north?
east corner ?if Tark avenue and Tilth
street, and yesterday, being payday.
Henderson was intrusted with the safe
delivery of the pay envelopes for tl
men employed on the new building.
After putting the money in envelope
with each man's name on them, Her
derson placed them In a shoebox an
?turted from the office. He boarded
Lexington avenue car and rode to 79t
-treet. Fron,' there he walked wes
toward Park avenue When about te
feet from the building at which he wa
to p??y the men, he was attacked b;
two men, who rushed upon him fron
the shelter of an areaway.
One of the men ran up behind Hen
derson and knocked the pasteboard bo:
from his arm. At the same Instant th?
other man brought down the billiarr
cue on the back of his neck, knocfcM
him to his hands and knees. As Hen
derson leaned forward to save the bo*
the man with the club brought thf
weapon down again, this time striking
tho old man across the forehead. Th?
blow stunned Henderson, and as be
fell forward the other man grabbed
the box and darted off.
Gemely Tries Pursuit.
As soon as be could, Henderson stag?
gered to his feet and began to cry for
help, at the ?ame time weakly follow?
ing nfler the man with the cash. He
managed to go as far as 78t.h street
end Park avenue, ?vhen lie fell uncon?
scious to the sidewalk. His cries, how?
ever, had reached the ears of Mr.
Thomson, a member of Henderson's
firm, and he. ?vlrh fifty men, pursuer]
the man with the money box. They
were hint, in time to see hiiu vault the
park wall and dlnippear.
After Bendornon ha?l beer, treated bv
an amhulance ?uirceon, the police of
the East S*>lh street station were told
of the hold-up. Detectives made a
search of the pine?? where Henderson
was attacked and found th?? billiard
cue. The police believe that the men
who attacked Henderson must have
been watching him for several weeks
and knew he was due to take the
money to 79th street and Park avenue
SU? FOB 30 it
Residents in Terror at Possibil?
ity of Living on Edges
of Cave.
Machine Hangs on Brink of
Chasm?Lamp Doesn't Reach
Bottom and Running
Water Is Heard.
The possibility that residents of West
I38tb street, between Hro;id?vay and
Riverside Drive, have been living along
the edges uf a gigantic underground
c.i?e, whose extent, though union
firmed by officials of Hie t?treet and
Water departments, m;?y reach from
n?ar Broadway to the North River,
was disclosed last evening to terrified
dwellers of ihe locality when ? section
of the street more than thirty feet
long dropped out of sight, leaving a
maze of water pipes and electric cables
exposed to \ lew.
The cave-In, which shook the whole
neighborhood, narrowly missed being
the cause of a tragedy a.s well. Dr.
and Mrs. J. Noble Emery, of No. 101
West S.-.th street, had just driven over
the death trap when, with a roar ;md
crash of broken asphalt, the street
sank alm?"?st under the wheels of their
ma? hine.
As It was, the rear wheels of their
automobile hung nervously on the rim
of the eraterllks chasm whteh had
opened up behind them, and only the
quick work of their chauffeur, Victor
Edwards. sa\???<! them from possible
death. After Dr. and Mrs. Emery had
been helped from the car Edwards
sent In S call to tho West EJOth street
station, and Lieutenant Ringheiser re?
sponded with a 9<juad of reserves.
The police took one of the automobile
lamps and peered Into the hole. They
could distinguish the naked pipes far
below them, but even the powerful
light was unable to penetrate to the
bottom of the cave. Far below, it
seemed to them, they could hear the
sound of running water. A quick ex?
amination showed that the street was
little more than a shell.
The automobile could not be moved,
and the police were afraid to make any
effort to rescue It, for fear the rest of
the street would cave In. They ended
by roping off the whole area and in?
forming the Bureau ef Highways.
When the inspectors reached Hiespot
they confirmed the opinion of those
who had peered into the hole. In
places they found that there were hol?
low spaces ten to fifteen feet in diam?
eter. The sidewalk opposite No. till)
hung suspended In the air, and the
slightest weight would have been suf?
ficient to send It crashing to the bot?
tom of the hole.
One of the inspectors of the Bureau
of Highways said the street was in a
disgraceful condition and it was a won?
der tho collapse had not occurred
sooner.- He said the condition should
have been noticed because of the fact
that there were very many places
where the street had sagged.
Frenchman Rises 4,921 Feet
with Three Passengers.
Rue, Franc?, Jan. 10.?Maurice Che
villnrd, driving a light military aero?
plane, to-day established a world's al?
titude record, carrying three passen?
gers. He rose to a height of 4.921 feet.
Firemen Fight to Save "Lives"
of Tailor's Wax Models.
New Brunswick, X. .T., Jan. 10.?Fire?
men anxious to become heroes suf?
fered a rude shock to-day when they
attempted to rescue a number of sup
posadly terriile?l young women In the
Stamford Clothing Company's store, at
South River. They discovered that the
imperilled ?lamsels were wax models.
United Kingdom Got $36,000,
000 in Xmas Money Orders.
!b> ' atria to Aa Trisaos l
London, Jan. 1?'.-Statist!?, s have
been gathered showing that the total
nmmint of Christmas money orders
sent to England and Ireland from th?
1'nited States was more than SI I.POrt,
<?00, mostly In small sums. Of this
?. mount more than $5,0.00,000 went to
The total amount of Christmas money
orders received In the Fnited Kingdom
from America and the English colonies
amounted to ,?:'i',iMH>,i)?00, in sums rang?
ing from five shillings to t..?.
Fielding's Immortal Novel Ob?
jected to in England.
[By ?Tab!? ?o Th? Tribune. 1
London, Jan. IL?The Doncaster
?'orporatIon's free library ?onimittec
has by resolution destroyed a copy of
Fi? Iding's novel "Tom Jones." The
book was taken homo by a member of
the ?committee, who read It for the
first time. Ho at once reported It as
immoral, and at the committee meet?
ing there was a tierce debato.
Though one alderman, more enlight?
ened than his brothers, said tho work
was more valuable than history as a
faithful plcturo of Fieldings time, th??
resolution to burn the work was car?
Four Hundred Girls in Sewing
Schools to "Chip In."
TTobably I he most unusual wedding
pre?cnt that Miss Helen Gould will re?
ceive when she is married to Finley J.
Shepard this month will be from the
four hundred members of her sewing
school at Lynilhurst. An appeal has
been started for funds by Miss Wini?
fred Walker, asking the girls to eon
tribute 10 cents each toward the gift.
in speaking of the plan last, night
Miss Walker said:
"Wc have asked each girl to give 10
cents. In that way all will feel com?
fortable, and W8 know that Miss Gould
will appreciate the gift, not so much for
its value, but in the spirit in which It
is given. I have treasurers in the
three schools, and will know shortly
just how much we will have for the
present" I
i-?. r.
Concentration of Money and
Credit in "Bad" Hands, Says
Banker? Might Have Bad
Effect on Nation.
Financier Tells Pujo Committee
He Doesn't Think There
Is a Money Trust, and
Doesn't Know How
to Define It.
Morgan, He Declares, Would Be On?
if Younger, and Was One During
the Panic, but There
Has Been None
I think It [concentration of control
of credit] has gone about far enough.
It might not be dangerous to go
further. In good hands, I do not say
that it would do any harm. If it get
into bad hands it would be very bed.
I do not think bad hends could
manege it. They could not retain
the deposits nor the securitiee.
The safety of the situation Dee
very much in the personnel of the
It Is not entirely a comforteble
situation for e great country to
be in.
I think everything is pretty much
all right In the world.
There is no dominant figure In
finance now. There was during the
panic, but not since the disturbance.
Washington. Jan. 10.?That the pres?
ent, concentration of money and credit
"has gone far enough"; that "in bad
hands" it would have a bad effect on
the nation; that the "safety of the sit?
uation lies In the personnel of the men
in control," and that present conditions
are "not entirely comfortable for the
country," were a few of the statements
made to-day by Oenrge F. Baker, mas?
ter financier, as tho climax of two
days' examination before the House
"money trust" committee. But Mr.
Baker added that "bad hands" could
not retain the control.
These statements, coming at the end
of a day of routino examination, dur?
ing which Mr. Baker reviewed in detail
the operations of himself, his bank?
the First National, of New York?and
.1. 1'. Morgan & Co., in the Issuance of
bonds, startled the committee and Mr.
Baker's counsel, Fisher A. Baker and
John C. Spooner.
The committee had gone beyond Its
usual hour of adjournment in order to
Conclude the examination of Mr. Baker.
Samuel Fntemiycr, its counsel, was
wading through a mass of heavy sta?
tistics relating to bond issues handled
by Mr. Baker's associates. Suddenly
he paused, leaned forward In his chair,
and shot g question at the seventy
three-year-old financier, who, desplto
his long examination, was cheerful end
"Mr. Baker. I supposa you do not
think there is a 'money trust'?" de?
manded the lawyer.
Committee, spectators and counsel
sat forward in their chairs, and the
room grew tense with expectancy. The
UitMSg leaned ha.-k in his chair, smiled
quietly and replied:
"I do not think there is."
Doesn't Know Whet It Is.
"What do you understand by e
'money trust'?" Mr. Untermyer con?
"I give it up. I don't know," said
Mr. Baker, with a chuckle.
"Then you do not know whether
there is one or not do you?" demanded
Mr. Untermyer.
"No, I do not. I do not take much
interest in that."
"Do you think there is any kind of
a trust in anything?" queried the law?
"That Is what they call them?all
these combinations," said the witness.
"There are some, are there?"
"They call them that; yes, sir.*
"And whether or not there Is a
'money trust' you would not like to
say ?" *
"Suppose." said Mr. Untermyer. "we
define a 'money trust' as an established
Identity and community of Interest be?
tween a few leaders of finance, which
has been created and is held together
through stock holdings, interlocking
directorates and other forms of dom?
ination over banks, trust companies,
railroads, public service and InduatrUI
corporations, and which has resulted
in vast and growing concentration and
control of money and credit in the
hands of a comparatively few m??n.
Taking that definition, is there any
doubt of the fact that there iiaa been
of late years a vast and growing con
?entration of credit in the hands of a
few men?"
"Well, there Is a great amount cf

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