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Kept Tab on
Knew Output and Capacity
of Munitions Works,
Letter Signed "Papen"
Found in His Home
Dietsch. Secretary to Mrs.
King's Adviser, Makes
Complete reports ot thirty-eight
manufacturing plant* turning out muni
tioal were found yesterday among the
papers of Gaston B. Means, business
ndviier of Mrs. Maude A. Kir.g, whose
death i? the subiect of a graad JB1"J
mvestigatlon, which got under way here
yesterday, and a second coror.er's in
quest in North Carolina. which s'.arts
Diiclosures in Mear.s's papers of his
connection with German propaganda ifl
this country. and intimate relations
with Captain Boy-Kd and other Ger?
man agents sent out of the I'nited
B ates for unneutral conduct, are *ub
stantlated by tha fir.ding of the batch
Reporta Made to Means
Assistant District Attorney John T.
Dooling. who Is in charge of the King!
case Investigation here, said:
"The reports were evidently made to
Means. They furnish in typewr'.tten
and tahulated form complete data as
to the output. in product and quantity, ,
of each of the plants under surveil- ,
lance. I know that many of the plants I
manufaetured munitions of war. and ,
possibly all did some work in relation i
*o military affairs.
"Tlese comnlete reports, in some
cases ii-dicatmg that intimate knowl?
edge of the plants had to be obtained,
I consider of great value to the Fed
<-ral authorities, to who n they will be
turned >>ver at once."
Letter From Papen
. nnr.ection with German propa
gaaoa, Means seems to have been do
ing business with a man by the name
of von Hoffmann, in 1915, in affairs not
favorable to the Allies," said Mr. Dool- j
iag. "I bava also found among his
? IToctS, seized ln his apartment at 1155
Park Avenue, a letter to bim. sirned.
'Papen,' which biars no date."
i aptain von Ptpen was the military
attache of the German Embassy. dis
missed at the same time as Boy-Ed, for
his propaganda work. Means had
boasted at varioui times, according to
testimony in the hands of Mr. Dooling,
that he had received sums as high as
S 100.000 and 8200.000 within a year for
trvicai rendered the German govern?
ment. . ? .
Henry Dietsch. secretary of Gaston
B Means and father-in-law of A.ton
M'ar.s was the chief figure in yest?"/
day'l investigation in the District At
torney's office. He was under exami?
nation for more than eight hours.
Dietach, with Afton Means, was sub
prenaed to appear before the grand
,ury. which took up the case yesterday
morning. They were not cai ed how
i ver their appearance before that bod\
being put over until Wednesday.
After a confeience with George Oor
rion Battle, attorney for both men,
Dietsch. at 3 o'clock, entered Mr.
Dooling's office. ....
"I don't have to tell him anything
outside o' the rrand jury room,"
Diltaeh announced to newspapermen.
"There'e no retson why I should bc
Muestloned here. They have nothing
i?B me yet."
He evident'y changed hls mind about
talking, for at *. o'clock, after a con
tinuous session of live hours, he left
"or a hurned mpper, immediately re
?urning to eontiaaa hia conference
UBtil well toward midnight.
DletiM-h Makes Statement
What took place in Mr. Doolirg's
?oom was not -iisclosed, but at its eon
.!u:,ion, the A-sistant District Attor?
ney announced: ''Dietsch is likely to
be an irnportai.t witness."
It || known that a stenographer took
down a long statement frorn Dietsch,
on which Mr. Dooli.'.g placed the ut
nost import?nco in the prosrcution of
the case. It is said that Dietsch will
be a?ked to sign the statement this
Diet*-ch went extensi\ely into detail
about the tangled Anancial arTa:r> r.f
Mrs. King, in which his own r.ame ap
pears frequently. He denied tl.e report
that his daughter, who beeame Mrs. Af
tcn Means. had been in the employ of
Paul Koenig, vt undersea-mert hoat*
man fame. He admitted that al
worked in the fiurnj Detective Ag. n. y
when Gaston Mear. I ai< employed
tr.ire, and had loft to enter Iii
employ a'ter the latter had bocomi
Mr?. King'i private secretary. Mr.
l'oolin>j stated lust nght that typewrit
? | ir, rOBBBCtioa with tie alleged sec
. r.d King w:l! had been done in a
1 Cl of the Hamburg Amencan
It-tl* aa Accident. Btmi Sister
att Dooling ma.le public the follow?
ing tologram, r-cnt to Jacob Newman,
Qhlaago attomoa for Mra King, on Kep
saa^cer 7 m:.d s.gncd with ihe name of
Mr? Melvin, Mrs. King's sister:
"Please send at once for r.ewspaper
report ers of Chieago papers and deny
Bl once for me any insinuations they
l.ave pahliahoal that ray aistor, Mrs.
King, lost her life in any way except hy
...r dent. regardlet-s of the Chieago
. ..roner'." report.
"It - t.le for any" one to
aay her death was not an accident with?
out knowing all the facts, and especmi
Iv the short length of the plstol, which
was just three or four inches long, and
i Iso e\p!ain how irnportai.t i-he wa- ns
a witness in the pending litigation."
Mr Dooling yesterday found evidence
?lat Mrs Gaaton B. MoaBI had batikcl
large sums of money in New York ia*
BtitnUona, which had subsoqurnCv been
withdrawn. It w,-?s aotod that the
money waa I about the tin.e
that aapoaitl of Mrs. King wire with?
drawn from the latter's bank-.
Mr. Dooling said he had traced into
Gaston Meaas'i BCCoaat the proreo.l.s
from the sale of $l_r>.('f*0 wor'.h of se
runties released when the tru^t jirr. r -
nr.ent, under which Mrs. Kir.g'- . itatl
was held, was revoked. Mrs. Rob
mother of Mrs. Kir.g, whose name was
I parported to have been signcd to this
iiMn-al.oii. denied reeently that she
. l.i.d eva r BlgBfld it.
Means Refuses to Give Up
Af rs. King's Papers to
North Carolina Official
RICKORY, N. C. Sept. IT Superior
Judgfl Clme te-day announced that
tii.-ton B. Bteaaa had Hfzreed to aubmit
t.. State Solicitor llayden (Temrnt cer?
tain papers, letters, bankhooks nnd ec
' c.unts of Mrs Maude A. Kmir, arhfl WBfl
killed near Concord Aviarust If. hut thnt
bfl hnd refuscd to deliver the docu
; menta te tha' euatady af the ?rt?te, as
ordered last Friday bv Jadgfl Cllaa.
No action bv tbe court on the refusa
irill be tnken. .ludge Cline said. until
the solicitor has had an opportunity to
detcrnv.ne whether the papers hnd any
bennnk' on the mysterious d-ath of the
Chieago nridow, .
Announcement also was made or
| to dav that Distriet Attorney
Swann of New York hnd been asked
, to deliver to Solicitor Clemrnt, for use
nt the coroner's inquest next Monday.
the original alleged second flrill of the
late James C. Kmg. husband of the
. dead woman.
Bank Named Receiver
Of Mrs. King's Property
Now Held by Means
ASHEVILLE, N. C, Sept. 17.- Cnited
States Distriet Judge James E. BoyB,
at (.reenshoro, to-day appointed the
Centnl Bank and Trust ( ompany, of
Aeheville, receiver of all money. prop?
erty and papers of the late Mrs. Maude I
? A. Kir.g ia the possession of (.aston
The order waa made on the applica?
tion of counsel representing Mra.;
Anna L. Robinson. which alleged that
no adminlstrator had been appointed
for Mrs. Kinsr's estr.te nnd that there
waa danger it would be dissipated or
removed from the jurisdiction of the
court unlesa taken in charge by a re-j
"ihe required bond of $10,000 was!
made here bv the truat company this
afternoon. and the service of the pro
ceedtng will be made on Means in Con
eard tomorrow morning. when anr
Bgant ef the receiver will make o de
maad on Means for all at Mrs. King's;
Says $12,000 Was Given Up
for Westcott Service
A. J. County, vice-president of the
Pennsyhania Railroad, appeared be?
fore the Tublic Service Commission
yeaterday te explain his company's con
traet witb the Westcott Kxptess Com
paay for taxicab service from the Tenn
sylvami Statiot*. The Commission la
?irve-t'.gating complaints that the West?
cott Company charges excessive rates
between the railroad terminals. At the
first hearing last week it developed that
thfl railroad companv had tesemded a
contract with the Black ar.d White Cab
( ompanv for $12,000 a year for the
same privilege and made a contra-t
with the Westcott company without
Mr. County explained that the taxi?
cab service conditions bad been very
troublesame and disagTeeable to pa
trons of the Pennsylvania and that the
Westcott compar.v had finally been con
eidered the best in the field. The con?
tract had been let to this company, he
said. de-pite the loss of $12,000 a year
which had been offered by the Black
and White Company and which the
railroad could not get from the West
' cott company.
"ln the taxicab business," he said,.
| "the question of rates or coit to ua
' was not so vital as our duty. as we
j considered it, to the public for a sat
i lsfactory and sanitary service. We
I had always thought that the Public
? Service Commission or the Board of
] Aldermen of this city regulated cab
I'nder the contract with the \\est
! cott company, Mr. County said, the
r cotnpar.v was required to ghre a bond
of $20,000 for the faithful perform
1 ance of the contract, and was re
' quired to place and maintain a proper
: r.umber of cabs as the general man
laper of the railroad might require.
The rates charged the public, the con
. tract provided, were at all times to be
! the same zone svstem of rates as ap
i plied to and from all other termini
for aimilar distances._
Mrs. Kilborn Gets Divorce
Can Now Remarry, but Hus?
band Is Denied Privilege
Mrs. Eloise Sherin Kilborn reeeived
an interlocutorv decree of divorce from
her husband, Major Orson Kilborn. I".
' S. A., in the Supreme ( ourt at White
, Plaina yesterday. Justice Arthur S.
Tompkins signed' the deciee and award
ed Mrs. Kilborn alimony of $M :t week.
By the terms of the decree Mrs. Kil?
born is permitted to remarry. which
privilege is denied Major Kilborn. The
testimonv in the case BBS heard by A.
S. Hall, of 92 William Street, sitting as
The press ag?n' for an attraction
about to open on Broadwiy |Batate that
the $35 weekly alimony flrill not pre?
vent Mrs. Kilborn's r.pt'.aring on the
Btage, as she is unier contract to do.
Broad Street Hoapital
Opens With 33 Doctors
The Broad Street Hospital. at Broad
and South streets, opened its doors to
patienta yesterday morning. Thc new
lnatitution is a memonul to Herbert
Barber, and il intended to take care of
thc downtown distriet. A number of
beds have been set aside for the care
of seamen of the Navy Department Ot
the first seven patients cared for three
w. re seamen.
l>r. A. J. Barhor Bavaga is aupeiia
tendent, and is assistad by thirty-thrce
I hysicians, four internes and tw. nty
rire nurses. There are two motor am
bulances. The building is sever. stonaa
high and is one of the meat eonrpletely
equipped Institutions Ifl the city
Mra. Florman Advaneed
$120,000 to Pay Debts
That.ks to an order aigBfld yeeterday
by SarrogataJoha P Chaian, Mra.Olga
? r Florman will be able to pay all
her d.-b's to-day. Through h.r flttor*
i bj . John B. Stanchfield, Mra Florman
Hked that $120,000 be advaneed her
from the surplus income of the eatflta
father. Charlea Koh.er, mi'.lion
aire piano manufacturar
The $25,000 she has been receiving
annually, she stat?d, was ltisuffieient
to meet her obligatloBB, among which
she Hated the npkeep ot h.r lummer
home at Saada Point, LoBg Island. at
12,000 a month, ai:d a $5,000 a ye;.'
a! 777 Madiaon ATonae
Referei George I-. Ingraham, to wh.im
the app' eatiot" was referred, found the
surplua income on hand to be $1,27*4.
Inasmuck a^ Mrs. Plormaa
itated thal her aola Income, as.de fr..m
tbe 125,000, ?..?. $?*.(> areekly which her
nd earned as u jewa-lry salesman,
Surrogatfl ( ohalan decided te grant her I
Airit H a Grand and Glorious Feelin?
/VFTfiR VOU HAVfi
TAKGNJ * DIMNER
(JRDEH-*. FKOfM A
AND VOU MAKf AtJ
tXTRA BIG BFPORT To
PLEASE MIM W H0KHYINJ6
UP HIS ORDCR
And You'VE. Got hi/v*.
SlZEXl (Jp AS A CASE
- AND HE LEAV/E.S
WITHOUT <3i\jinj<s* <S|'ou *
50 MUCH A-S A
|F You LIFT UP his ?
PLATE AMD UiNJCOVEf-*
OH-H H H BOY
, . AliM T IT A
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Dutch Seamen Here
Would Go With U.S.
2,000 of Them Hail Report
That Ships May Be
Two thousand Dutch searnen, who
hsve been marooned here for weeks
with their ihips l.y 'he stringent em?
bargo regulation**. are not averse, it
wns learned yesterday, to entering the
n.'rrhar.t marine serviee of the I'nited
States. Reporta that this country
would take over their ships are credited
by the Hollanders, ur d they hare had
several meetings in Hoboken, Bt which
tre question was diseussed. All ap-'
r.cared willing, but resolved that I
I'nited States service must mean I'nited
States pay, whirh is $'0 a month, with
a f>0 per cent war bonus, making it
about twice the Dutchmcn'a present :
There are forty-six Dutch vessels in
New York Harbor, and ninety which -
fly the Swedish, Norwegian and Danish
flags are in the same plight. All of
the detained vessels are closely guaxd
ed by agents of the Department of
Justice und scverul (iermans have been
taken from them to Kllis Island.
The owners of Scandinavian shipping
lyrng idle in I'nited States ports are
said to be alarriied b< the situation.
Scandinavian and Dutch ships thus tied
up nggregate 760,000 tons. and iiave a
murket value of 1150,000,0!
The greater purt of this tonnage has
been lying at unchor since the early
part of July, and it was reported yes?
terday that steain-htp interests in this
eity are striving to bring about a deal
which will permit these vessels to enter
the trade of the I'nited States so that
they will overcome the enormous loss
of compulsory mactivity.
Raportl wire current yesterday that
one of the prosperous lines with vessels
tied up in this port wns muking an ef?
fort through Washington to permit the
chartenng of eight of its vessels to
the Peruvian and Chilean governments
for trade botWOOB Now York and Culf
ports and the porta of Lima and Val
College Socialists to Meet
7-Day Conference Opena To
night at Bellport, L. I.
The National Congress of College
Socialists, under the auspices of the
Intercollegiate Socialist Society, will
open to-night for a sev. n-day session
at Bellport, Lonr- Islard. "I.abor in
Private and Pubji: Iruhi'try" will be
the topic. The speakers will be James
H. Maurer, president of the Pennsyl
vunia S;ate Poderatfofl *?( Labor; Mrs.
Ploraaea Kallajr, tntotary ot thi Na?
tional Consumers' League; James Mac
Kaye and Ordway Tread, thi chairman.
"The Intercollegiate Socialist Society
believes that it ll pen'orming an in
valuable social Mrvieo." said Dr. Harry
I.aidler, its national .secretary. "by pro
\iding a common neeting place. where
all earnest itadoatl of socialism ai.d
social problems ni..y mi et and discuss
their varying opin.ons nn 1 find out in
what ri spects they ditTei ar..1 in what
roipoctl they are in Hfr.-e-nent."
Capt. Bartlett Reaches U.S.
Navigator for D. B. MacMillan
Plans Arctie Drift
Captain Robert A. Bartlett, navigator
for DoBald 1> MacMillan, lea Ier af tlie
Crocker Land expod ' n arrived here
jreatorday bb .?> Britiib itoaraahip from
n port ifl NswfoUBdlaad, ami started at
onee thi preliminary plans for his
? foi driftiof". around the Arctie
Circle frorn the Pacific ta 'he Atlantie.
"I don't know when I will be able
to give the order for the construction
for my 4""-ton steam vessel for this
Arctie drii't." he said. "as the war has
nterfered largelv with my plans. If
the conflict was over I would start at
OBCI foi Seattle. where the vessel it
to be built; hut, being an Amencan;
eitillB, I have put mv serv.es as a,
patrol orticer at 'he diipoaal of the ?
government. a:ul the Uaited S'a'.es, of
eoarsa, will have rirst call."
Captain Bartlett said he believed hei
eiuld make the dr.ft around the Arctie I
Circle in about three \ears.
Boy, 6, Shot to Death When Enemy
Goes 'Over the Top' in Vacant Lot
Field Marshal Who Had Found Loaded Kevolver Captured
by Police After Casualty Was Found by His iVlother
?Both Armies Dispersed After Shoo'ing
From the salute to the flag when the f
school sesslon began yesterday to the
last dreary moment of the geography
class the ten-year-o'.d mind of Michael
Chieffo was ecatatieally preoeeupied
with an object whose weight caused
the front of his blouse to sag. During'
the calisthenics his flngers strayed to j
its vague outlines, when his subcon
scious mind knew that they should
have been gyrn,ing with his arms in
harmonr with all the other fingers and
. A. ,
arms in the class.
More than once Michael felt peda
gogic auspician hovering over him, but
dismlml came at last, with the
weighty secret still inviolate. At once
Michael gathered about him ten or a
dozen of his most trusted mates and
outlined his plans for the afternoon.
There was to be a battle, with trenches,
mines, gas, liquid fire, "an" nomethin'
elee, too," promis'-d Michael, mys
Dlg Trenches in I,ot
A true strategist, Michael selected
his own ground for the encounter. It
was a lot at Tillary Street and St. K'd
ward's Place, Hrooklyn, handy to Mi
chael's home, at 47 St. Kdward's I'Jace,
and replete with old tin and iron ware,
which were veritable treasures to an
unequipped f.rn.y. Kach soldier, fol?
lowing instructions, marched to the
field with a coal shovel or huge spoon
obtained hy stealth or cajolery.
The dirt was flying when Luigi An
tonelli appeared. Luigi was oniy aix l
Jury to Get Girl
Murder Case To-day
Trial of Vermont Cavalry
man, Held Slayer of Sweet
heart, Ib Finished
ST. ALBANS, Vt., Sept. 17. The
presentation of evidence in the trial of
Kobert Warm, the Burlington cavalry
man charged v.ith the murder of Jennie
Hemmingway, his youthful sweetheart,
was completcd to-day, and the elosing
arguments were begun. It is expeeted
the jury will get the case to-morrow.
l.etters that passed between the ,
fourteen-yeer-old girl an.l Warm, a few
days before her murder by strangula
tion ot. August 12, figured in the re
buttal evidence preseirted by both the
state and the defen.-e to-day. Warm, .
whose home la in I'ottstown, Penn.,'
where he has twin babies, kept com?
pany with Jennie Hemmingway while
he was at Fort Kthan Allen, and had
proposed marnage. aeeording to the
The last letter wri'ten by the girl to
Warm was intfl-oduced by the defence
to show her love for him. It contamed
many expressions of affection an.l in?
dicated her desire to marry him. The
signature wa.-. "r'rom your little wifey,
Mrs. Robert Warm."
In offering letters. authorship of
which was admitted by Warm, tl.e
proaecution attemp'ed to sho'.v that his
relatteBI with Miss Hemmingway were
not exactly as he had claimed.
Writing at a time when he expeeted
to be sent to the front with a eavalry
romrrend ut Furt Fthun Allen, Warm
evpresaed great iove for the girl, hut
referred to apparent indirTerenee on
her part, and in another letter indi?
cated that there had been some mis
understanding or disagreemer.t. There
was a reference, however, to their mar?
nage plans, with the assurance by the
soldier that Miss Hemmingway would
receive his pay every month.
Indiana Governor Critically III
IN'DIANAPOUS, Sept. 17. The con
dition of ('overnor James P. Goo.lnch
of Indiana, cr:t:caily ill of typhoid
fever at a local hoapital, was reported
practica'.ly unchanged by the attend'.ng
physicians this afternoon. N'o change
Ifl expeeted for two or three days, the
years old, and neither army greeted
him with enthusiasm. However, he
lived nt 278 Tillary Street and might
be cor.sidered to have a claim upon the
lot. Moreover, Mrs. Antonelli was
plainly visible at her kitchen window,
and both armies deemed it the par- af
wisdom ta accept him. Mirhael, how?
ever, adroitly assigned him to rhe
lt waa ."i:30 in the afternoon when
Michae! g..\e tl.e signal for the attaek,
r.nd he araa trembling with an exci'e
ment which eauied his fellow loldion
to wonder. With a shrill yell he clam
barod "over tlie top."
"Come nn," he otied. and pulled his
treasure from ita hiding place.
I.uigi Bccomes ( asualty
Tier1* was a treniendom bang and
Luigi, whose inquisitive little body was
half out nf the oppoiiag trench, fell
hark ar.d lay still. His blouse turned
red. The enemy fled Ifl panic from
their trooch, a*id Michael and his
tioops diapereod with eaaal coleritjr.
ObIjt Luigi retaaioed, und ha was
pa-t aid even when hii IBOther arrived,
first of u'.l ,he crowd thal had haai I
Ihe shot. A bullet had gone through
his chest. A rod BWB]T, on the parapet
of the other trench, lay a .:',H-calibre
revolver, red with rust, the only relic
?f Michael and his army.
Polieomen foaad Michaol hiding Ib a
woodbin in the cellar of his home. He
had found the aged weapon on an early
morning expedition to an ubandoned
chicken coop near his home, he laid,
It irai so rostod a-. to h? almost impoa*
libll to open. but coataiaad five car?
tridges. Michael had taken no aim,
he said. but had pulled the trigger in
the excitement of the charge. He was
placed under arrest and will be ar
raigr.ed in the Brooklyn Cluldren's
Registration, However, Shows
Decrease of 6,079 From
Kegi- tra'ion figorei on the opening
of the schools September 12 sh ??.ed
a decrease in elementary and hiffh
schools from last year of 6.079. Tlu*
attendance ligures, however, showed ft
The Agurei issued hv rhe Hoard of
Kducation v sterday for this year were
compard with those of September W,
1910, tha ep ?:< mie of lafaatila paralyai *
last year boldiflg * ? of -chool
back two weeki. in the altmentary
schools the largi * deereaaa was found
in Maahattafl aad tha largaat iscreaie
m yueen>. Broohljm ihowad the larg
est deereaaa .n hifh ichool pupils and
The l(r..i!v rhe only ir iT.'hv..
Total rcK*iatrationi this year areS.3.
411, a. Bgaiaat .29,620 a year ago. The
Btteadaace : irur. <, howerer, show 74."...
3.9 pepill in school this year. as
ui:_:r,-' 628,726 laal rear, a ca.n of
There iu.s be.n a marked decrease in
the number of part timi pap ill this
jrear. la thc lower gradei :u*.7oi pup.ls
are on part time, ;,. agaiaat 41,111 laat
vear, aad in 'he hifh ichooll there aie
only _..''. on part time, as cornpared
w ith *<,1T9 last year.
Receiver Asked for Pilgrim
Fathers Insurance Order
BOSTON, Sept. 17. A petition for
ihe appointment of a receiver for the
Suprenu ColoajT, Uaited Order of Pil?
grim Fathers, a fraterna! insurance or?
gan: -ation, was filed ia the Supreme
Court to-day by Attorney (ieneral
Henry C. Attwill on hehalf of Frank H.
Hardiaoe, State Insurance Commis?
The petition alleged that a statement
of condition Med by the society as of
July II last showed t:npa:d death
claims amounting to 6254,693, with a
balance on har.d of only 66,019 with
which to meet them. The court also
WBI a*ked to reatiaifl the company. or?
ganized in "his state Ifl lr-79, from con
uucting further business. 1
Praised by Swann
Of Great Help in Exposing
Distriet Attorney Swann paid a high
tribute yesterday to The Tribune for
itj fearless eampaign for honest ad?
vertising and its cxnosure of fake auc
tion dealers. Mr. Swann also pointed
out that' The Iribune had eooperafd
with him .plendidly in prosecuting of
fenderK along these lines.
*T cannot pay my compliments to The
Tribune too chterfully for the help it
I has been to rr.c. When I came tnto (
off.ro as Uistrict Attorney The Tribune
had been doing this much needed work
; of campaigning BgBiBflt dishonest ad
! verrisers. and as soon as I cstablished
a special buroau of commercial frauds,
with Assistant Distriet Attorney Moses
Ryttenberg in charge, the investigators
for The Tribune at once gave me splen
did assistance in going after these
fellowa. I believe tiiat Samuad Hop- '
ktne Adams and The Tribune are doing :
? splendid work for the protection of
tba rublic," said the Distriet Attorn.-y.
Mr. Swnr.n rolaatflorad his ramarka
when lie receivad a letter from Arthur
M. Keis, chairman of the fake sales I
.ommittee of the Wholesale Men's Fur
nishings Association,congratulating him
tor the manner in which ne conducted \
the case agmnst Gflorgfl Jauchen, a
? t'.ike advertner, who was conv.cted on ,
complaint of the association. Mr. Keis
' wrote in part as foliows:
"It has been necessary lor our c.on- ?
cen from time to time to get in touch
with tho Distriet Attorney's office in
a.lmini.strations previous to yours, but'
never have wo receiveal such effici.mt
t help and couperation as your staff has
given us. In this I do not wish to
refer only to what your office has done
:"or ua as ir.dividuals. but as chairman
of the fake sales committee of the
Wholesale Men's Furnishings Associa
' tion I want to conflrm the above.
"N'ever hns the City of New York ;
been so clean of these illegitimate and
nefarious deakrs, who have Centinu
ously robbed the publie, plying partic?
ularly on out-of-towr. people coming to
N'ew Vork. For this result vour office :
!?< largely reaponalble. The'Bureau cf
Frauda ostablished by you under \Ir.
Ryttenberg*! luperviaian has been 0f|
itnmeasurable value to Ihe public and
merchants of N'ew Vork. '
Wed an Hour, a Suieide
Chauffeur, About to Start on
Honeymoon, Kills Himself
Islip, X. V.. 3ept 17. A little more
than an hour after he had been mar?
ried to Miss Ftta Clark. twentv vears
old, who lived here. John A. Brookfl
twenty-tbrea, killed himself arith a
Mrs. Brooks was waiting in a taxicab
whieh was to tn';e her ar.d her husband
to the railroad station to start on their
honeymoon, when Mr. Brooks l*eft her
far a moment. went into the garage of
Dr. B. C, Andrews, by whom he wai
employed as a chauffeur, and shot him?
self. N'o reason is known for Brooks's
Kilroe Answers Mitchel
A?ks Mayor if He Attended
Other 'Land Gang' Dinnere
In reply to the Mayor's retort of
"extravagant and ab.--urd story" to
Assistant Distriet Attorney K. P. Kil
roe's aceount of a dinner at $140 a
plate, attended by Mr. Mitchel and
t'harles O'Ma'ley, the Controller's land
evpert, Mr. Kilroe issued an invitation
, yesteruay to two of the alleged diners
to rnake an after-d:nner speech to the
"Will the Mayor," demanded the
Assistant Distriet Attorney, "adviae his
I dinner friends. William M. Greve and
("narles A. O'MaUey, to waive immunity
b?fore the grand jury and to make a
1 clean breast of the whole affair? In
| this way he can aid the public more
than he suspects.
"Will his honor take the publie,
I further into his confidence and tell
whether or not he has attended other
exclusive dinners of the land gang or
any of its memb?rs? Witl he give a
list of those present at those dinners
and the nature of the entertainment
65 Russian Survivors
Of Old Vanadis Here
Wrecked Off Halifax When
C. K. G. Billinga'a Former
Yacht Blew Up
Sixty four survivors of the yacht
Vanadis, purehased from C. K. 0. Bill
ings by the Russian revountionary gov?
ernment, which aaah 196 miles east ofl
Sidney, (ape Breton, five daya ago. j
as a result of an explosion of Ita all
taaka, arriaed here u,t mght from i
Tho explosion. according to a naval '.
lieutenant in charge of the men, oc
curr-d m the middle of the night, and
it was only witn t'ne greatest d BCBlty
that the rre.v BMBagod to escape from
the burning roaflOl ln open boata.
Shortly before midaight u loud aa*
plosion was heard and tha watch on
deck iaw a ihaet Ot tfnriie lOiBg trom
the hold. At Hr-t it wa* believed that
the vessel had b( en attaeked by ?"? Car*
man submarine. This helief wa< sneed
ilv diaaoaated by the roloiae of flame,
aecompanied by expiosion*. a* one after
the other of the tanks went up.
The naval lieutenarr*. Ifl rornmar.d or
the yacht issued order* 'o roiiientrate
all effort* on getting a*ay in open
baata. , . ,
When the last of the lifeboati was
a hundred yards from the *T nited.
the name ;t had been reehrietened.a
terrific deror.ntion was hear 1. Ine
yacht beeame enveloped in r'.re and
A heavy gale and an exeeptionailv
rough sea prevailed, and the ere*-*
suffered much hard-hip from the co.d
and lack of noundiment, their .:??
away being so hurned that they cou.d
not take nny fool with them. Many
did not have time to put on their
Freed by Judge
Baltimore Suffragist Denounces
Wilson Siege as Fanaticism
WASHINGTON, Sept 17. Bartha K.
Jackson, one of six suffragNts sen?
tenced Friday by Po'.ic Jadge Mul
lowny to thirty days in the workhouse,
to-day recanted and promised never
again to picket tha White House. Judge
Mullowny promptly placed Mrs. Jack?
son on probation.
Cnlike most suffrage pi.-kets, who
have been sent to Orcoquan, Mrs. J*'rl<
son, who ii a prorniner.t lOClologieal
WOrher in Baltimore, found the food at
the workhouse good und the bed* ciean
and wholesome. ?
"I am willing to ?nffer for suffrage,
she said upon her release, "but r.ot tor
fanaticism. I -ee no harm in bann?r
carrying as a principle. but when it at?
tract* mobs and leadl to v.olations of
tne law it should be discontinued.
"They will call me a traitor, but I
have spoken my true feelirgs. I be?
lieve in law and order and I propose
always to star.d for what is nght. My
asaociates at Occoquan went around
constantly f.ndir.g fault and looking for
somethir.g to criticise. Any one who
asked them to be considerate of the
officiala was looked upon as being in?
sane. They seem to have lost the very
ideals of our cause. Their rrmids are
so distorted with the idea of mjustice
that they have fallen into their own
nets and beeome the victims of the
very conditions they are trying to over
Aero Society Hunts Mail
Asks Burleson to Investigate
The Aeronautical Socu-ty of America
has appeaied to I'o tma ter lieneral
Burleson for an investigntion of what
it believes to have heen in illegal inter?
ference with mail matter pos'ed by it.
A vigorous proteat was telegraphed to
the Postmaster QeQeral yeaterday. Ac?
cording to officials of thi Aeronautical
Societ>, 8S7 priated copiei of a protest
by the society ugaiis* the formation of
what it believes would he an aircraft
trust were put :n the mail. Most of
them were directed to members; of Con
gieea, N'one. the society alleges, ever
reached its destination.
In its telegram JTrtlterdajr the society
asked the I'ostmastei- Gentra! to inform
it as to what bappeBed to the mail.
The mailed protest i f 'he society ob
iected particularly ro t'ne pavment of
$2,000,000 for the Curtis- r-tents and a
like -um for 'l.e Wright patents.
News in Brief
Fed-ral Judge William 15. Sheppard *en
te-ncsl William Shayne and Rudloph Hirsch
to two and ten day, ImpriiOMHnt. re
bpeetiveyl. in the T..nihs They were eharged
with giving liijuor to aoldien in uniform.
hirc did several hundr-d dollars' damaire
to Kay.ii i'ala.-e Hall, '..'. Manhartan Avenue,
Williamsburg. The hall ?n. intemporary
use as a temple for the celehration of the
Mrs. Natahe Schley, daughter.in-Iaw of
th? late Admiral Schley, air-and in the
MajrUtratn' Court. Long l-land City. to 'ev
tify in Oattmot ol* her Japanese ehauffeur,
arrested ffnr >peedmg. Mugi-trate Clark
aeeepteaj her word thal thej .o-n. net sp.-ed
in| and dlscharged lh.- ouuffeur
Mrs. Johanna Xoville. se\.-ntv-f..ui. of 4
Hallett Streer. LoUB Island City, dic-J irt Bt
?lohn'- Koapital. She fell froan a cooeh in
her home to the loor, a di-.t*noe of eighu*>n
inchrv. August 10. Her baek waa broken.
Duek hunting season on t.ong Island
opena <>.-t,,i?.r 1 h>prt, indicate an excrl
lent see son for the 1.
\ twelve.inch water n.ain burst at Ileaver
and Water Street Several nearhv ceilare
Edwaral Tiabora, rive, of *.':: Bejrwaid
Street. Wilhamsln.rg. ttto from the roof of
the 47tl) R-itiment Annory. At the WiKiams
burg Hospital it waa said he would die.
Mrs. Mary BaMwiB Condlt, ninety-three.
of ;;.? Evergreea Plaee, Baat Orang?, d. an
active memher of rhe Red Cross, She knit*
one vaab elotfc a da>.
Corporal A C. Kail. of Company (', :|
lltfaatrr. ttetompoi in Von Cortlandt I'arPW.
?i? founil .lr< '.vne.t lll the ?? muuinif pool of
th the Yoaken Young Men'.* Chriatiaa \
Ihe American p.*'^, who are makinji a
cainpaiKii for ambulancv for ItaK. have
aanoanced the yift of three more macl.ni.-.
The total of ?ubacriptiona thus far r-s.-n.rd
Senator Herri I.a hontaine. of Helgium. '
winner of a Nohel prur an 1 formerly pro
baaaff ?*. the University of Braaaeka, will
begin a .pr.ial curye m 'International Ke
iatiotis' ar i:..- ('.'!',.,:.? ,.;' tte City of N>w '
Patiieh Ceoaay, MavVaafl ..f ."bbery.!
grand laiceny. burglary and a*sault. was ,
?ent*nced tn thirty years in State'? Prison
by County Judge Dike in Brooklyn
Thirte?.n.y-_r-old Marn-1 Kurl-T. ef IS9
Thirty-ninth Btroet, ii!e<.kl>n, mmung from:
her home since ,a>t thursday. has hern found j
in the custody of the ChddrenV So.irty
Bhl ha.s been there -inc- I ? .,:_>
r red A Bishop. president of the Iron j
Btaaaabaal Company. presen'ed John Duwney.
a dock emp'oye of the company. wirn a ?.!
?.rr me.la! f.>p his bravrry in saving a man
from drowmng off 1'ier 1. last Auxu-t.
narea bmh ar-. .ieunn^.1 la m* WmA
B-ighton poliee stjition. Staten Isian.*. p^nd
ing a furrhrr investigation into the nnriW
of Paul Mu*e, found dead early yeaterday
To Be Ratified
Samuel Untermyer ^
Notify Hylan, Craig
Bennett Is Confident
Big Republican Vote 1. ?,.
Cor.teat of Intereat
Tammany has fxer] the date for
ratifleation af eaadldatea on the nt
??hich aaaally aiarki tka r??;
opening <t the campaigr., for Thin.
c'ay, th* day fal aai | tba primtrj
e'ection . Tbe *f ? 'aaj Ifflflam
contesu BfBfoflt Judffl 1 ? f ]'..,,.
Charles I.. I raig nnd A fred I
'."ammanj car.d.da'ea for Mayor, ("oa.
?roller und Preetdent af * | Roir' u
Aldermen, leaves BB doubt of thrr
.?i tbfl primarlflfl and r*T(t
?he Democratfl thtj opportunity to aa.
The exere.aea x '?, 'aaa placj jn .(,,
rooms of the Democra*.;e Funon Co*.
mittee of 170, at M EaBt Forty-ieeos*
Street, a' 8:'i0 p. m. Sam;
myer arill make rhe -peech of ratit*.
cation to the three car.'' datee. ji..
Bufliaeae Maa'a Laafae, tbfl Laaaaa of
Indopoadaat Vatac tbe I ittaaaa* d?.
moeraey aad * rganiial bm pata
have indorsed tha ar.d aatei
will pai tic pat. - ? ? -2- .
( i?rk William F. -
chairman of the Democratic Fuuo;
I'om*'. ? ... |j
Other members of 'he BetUaaflflfl
eommittee are William P. Burr, ('oio
rei L D. Coala y ? 0. Wood,
of N'ew Tork Cobi s L (.af-'
tao, Andrew T. Su livan and Join J.
(urtin. of Kir.gs County; Aifreai J.
Amend, fworge .*? aid Vy.. .
;am A. (oakley, of The I'.ror.x; Peter
J, Brady, Geerga B Haaavaa and ti
ward Roche. u:' (^ .? [ | harlei D.
I>urkee, John Craak ?r.'i (jtoxgt V.
Btake, of Riehmei
Fusion Delayfl Ratificatloa
The ratineation mee'..r.g for the
Fusion .-..' ?? *.? ...?:? ah'.y r.ot be
held until la'T a tbe I MBath.
Whilfl tht re la x.'i li abt a* te tha
nomination of Mayoi M . -'., ControU
ler Preadergaei * I irt Adamios
in the primaru'a ta*m< rr..ar, thi fact
that the Ma;.r iflfl "ant in the
Republican primaries ir, the perior. of
i>-Sonat.i: william M Ber.r.et'., hu de?
layed the anr.ouncem?-n* of *.he open.ni;
Mr. Ueni.ett and his aeeocietea,--..
son (i. Wall and Frank D. Wilsey, tki
latter two being eand Ifltfli 'or Con?
troller and Preeidei * tha Botrd ?(
Aldermen. have been eonductittg ? pre
primary campaign by aj eeeh nakiae r.
various part* of tba eitj evefj nijtit
for the 'ns' tfl ? vt ?
The political wiseacr. WBBBBri
them eme beiieve that BennettbMbbb
a surprisinjjly larire ?? ?
I'rc.tn 1*0,000 to 30, tei in tkl
greater eity. BflBBCtt .rself ie
elarad yes-..rday tl ?.pecteal te
carry Brooklyn, Queen i and KickaBai
BfaiBBt Mayor Mitchel. :? - eaaaaW
that he may run "tvoxg ::: Brookiya
and possibly edge Mayer Mltcbfll oa*.
in that borough.
ln the September s'a*e pr.mar.M'.u*.
year, fl/Bea Sfltator Ba nett conteited
the nomination for Uareraea Bfll
(fovernor Whitman, Bennett ra.eeiti
otes in the greater c.'y. (jov
ernor Whitman got l - 7h? tttt.
.' Baar cent of the enre.latd Reput
1 enn rate. Tbat vvas a traifbt la
publican tighC A local PUfliflfl IfJM
.s anoth?r matter, and il hound t?
change the a :?':""' BBBflWhaa. A
largar Bateatafe of ?
publican vo.e ia the pr;
rr.u: |?a this yeai.
(Jut o: ? Rep..; ment of
'.'.. "s ... Kinga ( >unty, ..?? primtrr
vote last year Baa 4 \ BBJ
er per cent prop. rl '".an *?'
east in Saw ITerk Count) Beaaett i
? kb cted te be th , ?? tt Hrooklr:
..^'.i n ?. Mayor Mitche . becanaa af Ba
anti-Mltchcl Rep . .ere ?''.?
? .. ? d u -?ri'.rgi'.t Republteaa ticket
at !<>ast until /uatiea Jobtm - C i^tot
tay aritbdre* lr^m thfl r-u-e.
Bennett Men Confident
The Hennett fallowon eoatead ;i*'
a substantial number of the Crop??
supporters will vote for the r eaai
.lata-. despite the fac that the K.cr*
County Republican orgamzaton h?i d?
elarad for Pualon. lt arai peiatad eB
tl at the Kings County o.rf,*-4 '*'?'
failed to name Mayor '?' tcW "' :;'
iiuiorsement of ' . . afl BaBBBa
strength in Richm I the op
poaition to Mayor Mitchel aeeBBBi*
the location o: tl I ^rbage d.?
posal plant in that borough. F'a-t.or.a.(
Bghta in Qaeeaa make the faaimmu
rr.ore or less BBCCItain :- tha' borouf".
The t?ta! Republicei enrolaaeBt m
year in the live boroufhi wai
of arhieh 74,401 rot?a aere eaat : ?
-?i.t.. pr:m:ir..-s '? ? '
morrow .- expec* ? I i
i:.,.J0u more, and ' ro.-"l
even 30,nu0 votvs. I m?rf>
?rould be more than comfortabm
The only Demoeral " n?ry C'J
ttst of interest in Manhattan iii *?
iween John v. HcAi ?. the va
maay candidate for thfl S ipreme Co.-J
and Sarreyor Thomai Y-- Kmh. ??
bolted Tammany and i? rui BBf B|BBB*
MeAvov. Bird i ' ''"''
candidaev of Sher.ff Edward R!'r*
nann for Borough Preaideat ? **
Da'mocratic primar.es in Brooklyn.
Court Directa Sale of
Hopkina & Allen Armi ?>
NEW HAVEN, C bbu. Bajat I' j fj
. rder d. re." ing *'? ?' ' .
propa rtj of the li
Company, of .N.trw ' '
of reca .er . ? .-. ? .- i ? N r*\mF~t\
october 17 wu- - fni I < >' Judfe M
s. Thomas in tbfl I aited Itotae !?'?"?
< .. trt here to-dav. . ag
The concern became .n?jl*?- :- 3
Rc lt ei beCBBflfl of tbfl lo** pnaBfl
which it cor.tri.eted to furrnsn r " .
the Beij'.an gi.'.ernment, and rtet'"
were appointed several laonthl ?' rf
ia espeated that the B.:w''?n *ort, 1
iren*. arill bid on tlie property an?^
it makes the purcha-e arill tfllBJ
plant over to an arms manuiacw^
corporation to complete the cor.trev
Misaing Girla Return J
Helen Kessler aad 1':''";*b,^tr^
Iretie SVmpey, of '.,"'., Wflfll '--d 3 ,^
the girls ln whose disappearanee ,
F'rida) Mrs. (Irae.. Humiston ?l,r|-f1
rreat intereat, returned to th?:r J
yesterde) They had been **"Jp\
cursion to a farm '.ear )>Ttw~\ , J
Conn . it was said. Helen/??"*Ltp'
her father wouid worry and te.?F*t
to him. He went to (JreenvtK-r*) *? j
brother of the Sempey flfl* t
brought them home.