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McCall Refuses
To Extradite Negro
To West Virginia
Fears Youth Wanted for
Alleged Assault Will
Not Get Fair Trial
Cornwell Is Resentful
Declares Action of Massa
chusetts' Executrve Is a
Slur on State
BOSTON. Nov. 2**i.-Governor McCall
made public to-day a letter in which he
declined to prar.t a requisition made bj
Governor CorBflrflll 6t West Virginia
for the return to that state of John
Johnson, a negro, charged with an at?
tack upon a fourtcen-year-old white
irirl. Governor Mci'ail informed the
West Virginia executive that there was
"{."?ave darrer" thflt the fugitive black
1 ?:-. West Virginia of
a erime of which he was innocent, and
wrcte tMl "' the history of some of
the g-reatest states of our Cnion there
la far too tpuch of groas injustice and
the denial flf r'rhts of our citizena of
African des<
In reply Governor Cornwell wrote
that Ihfl irvestigator Governor McCall
had sent to (*har!eston had conducted
an unfair inquiry, that the suggos'tor
of prejudice flffcctfalg a Wflflt Virginia
court was unwarranted and untrue and
tha* the pro?ecutinjr attorr.ey of that
state had had no opportunity to present
his side of the ca.e to Governor Mc?
Call. In conclusion he wrote:
Reflection on State
"Your refusal to grrar.t this requisi
tion for thfl reasons as aliefred eonstl
? reflection upon the State of '
ind shows a drplorable i
lack of kn.' I people. J
lt also, in my opinion, tendu to thwnrt
thfl ends of justice, and fiolfltea the
spirit of co.-nity between thfl -tatcs to
such an extorrt that I shnll feel com?
pelled to aCTOtlQize with more than
care any similni requisition from ,
stant Attorney General N'elson P.
Brown, who was diroeted by Governor
McCall to conduct a public hearing.
reported that cxaggerated accounts of
the erime had been circulated in
Charleston, and because of th -ir nature
and Johnaon'l color there existed a
prejudice "which would be difficult, if
not impo??ible, of control by the most
upright judge." Mr. Brown recom
mended that the perro, who is in jail
here, be not returnt 1 to West Virginia.
In indorsing the t.ndings of the As
aistant Attorney General Governor Mc?
Call, in his letter to Governor Corn?
well. eoncludeil n? follows:
"The trained officer who has conFid
ered this case for the commonwealth
having reported against the return of
the defendant, 1 feel compelled to _ct
aecordingly, very greatly as I rejrret
not to grant any request made by your
Johnaon to Go Free
It flras announced nt the Goven_o*r'? ;
office 4hat Johnson. who has been raid J
ifl dt.nult of $10,000 bail on a charge '
of being ? fugitive from justice, would ,
be relca?ed forthwith.
The crlme --ith flrhieh Johnson ls!
charged is an attack on N'ellie Kcllen- .
berger, a fourteen-year-old flrbitfl girl,
alleged to have been committed in De?
cember, lf'l'*. Nlna per I'-is were ln-j
' in the case, seven of whom are
now scrving sentences for the erime.
Fire Department Members
Attend J. P. Howe's Funeral
Men from almost every rank of the
Pire Departn;'nt, including Commis
r Adamson, thronged St. Francis
de Sale* Chureh. at Ninety-sixth Street
and Park Avenue. yeaterday for the
funeral sir - Johfl P. Howe, re
on chief. The Lflffion of
Honor of th" department escorted the
hearse from Mr. Howe's home, 6*
Ninety-third 8t**l
The pallbearcrs were Deputy Chiefs i
Thomas Langford ?nd Thomas Hayes,
Battalion Chief a George Kuss, Charlea
Demarest, James Henry and P. J.
Graham and ex-Deputy Chiefs T. J.
Abearn and Thomas Fric-1.
Confession Clears Murder
Mystery in Paterson
PATERSON, tt. J., Kov. 20.?Manuel
Catalone. thirty, of 77 East Twelfth
Street, who was arrested several days
?po on lUflpieion of havinp been eon*
I with the murder of Stefano ( asa
on October 11, confesaed to the poliee
The poliee believe the murder to have
>u!t of a similar erime ?r.me
year* before, in which both men were
imphcated or of which they had knowl
??'lg' ?
Jewelry. Silverware.Clocks
Watches. China. Stationery
Germans Now on the Defens ve
Captured Officer Confesses
Bavarian Says Teutons Plan to \Xear Out Aggressors
Eventually and Then Make the Supreme Final
Effort in Arms
Bv Henri Bazin
{Special Corrc-pondence of Tho
Scw York Tribune and Phila
**.elphia Evening Ledger)
| rrtsM. >I17. All rl-rM* r*-erv* 1 1
PARIP. Oct. 14.?The other day upon
tho French front I was permitted hy
my officer escort to follow close ujion
the'heels of "les nettoyers de* tran
cheos," whose grim ba*la*flfl is a ver
itable elt-an-up; to smother a bom
! Boeba position after nn advance
!,and grenades, that any Boche
?till on the premisPF, to put it mildly,
be def.nitely placed hors de comhat.
For you can no more trust a living
Boche coming out from an abri than
you could a rattlesnake in the open ?
not a* much, perhaps, because rattle
enakes give warning, and many a sur
rendered 9?che has elected to die in
treuchery, as the record shows.
The trench and abris ln question hnd j
been subjected to ii.ten.e bombardment
'with others on a widcr front. It waa
miraculou* to expect finding any able
bodied living enemy within them. But
the miracle was there, for just as the
ftnt trench-cleaning grenade had been
thrown two figures stood up at the far
end, holding high their hands and cry*
bg "Kamarade!"
They were strangely different both in
type and through contrast. One was a
second lieutenant, about twer ty-eight,
and the other a private, about forty
five.' The younper was blue-eyed,
beardless. witl) something of rose under
his dirtv cheeks. He stood solidly upon
his pina, his blond head bare. His
uniform was covered with mud and he
was trembling alightly, the aweat thick
about his eye* as he leaned forward
with har.dshigh.
Keaiatance Meant Death
His comrade was the e*treme re
verse. Tall, thin and sallow, with
sunken cheeks hardly covered by a
scraggly reddish-grny beard, he, ncver
thfllflflfl, breathed something of force,
and something, too, of only surrender
ing because there was no other way
of . aving his hidc, of realization thut
? inc* meant instant. death.
| to his shouldcrs by cords under
tba grapitfl. was a shallow ob'.ong bas
_1 -uch as are carried through the
N'ord or the Ardenncs by French peas?
ants As a trench-cleaning poilu
reached the priaoner, knife on i^igh, ho
npped the bagging cover from tho
bflflbet and three carrier pgoon* fl?w
out, di*app*aring m th* gray- ?n?
l.earded Boehfl did not spoaK, and after
BflarchiOf was |*at to tho rear.
Hll offleer commander had rrencn, a
?, full of errors, but understand
lable. And, contrary to the general
ruit, he was willing to talk.
As he walkod back between my offlcer j
escort and myself. he said:
"I am Ravarian; the 102d Oren*dler-.
My man and myself are all that i* left
of'ray company. I aurrender with good
trrace. not because I am tirc-d of vvnr
hut because I want to live. ?? had
hell in the abri and more before ?t
ung into it with your artillery fire
1 never saw anything like it, and I
? . v.r want to again.
"Wa are through, aa far ai eoneern
making real offensives. That doc*not
mean we won't fight still, and light
hard. But it will be a defensive flght
jnK. o war of rcsistance, for which we
are'preparing all along th* llBfl, Our
ehiflfa have outlined lt The tunnel Ifl
that abri is one of many all along the
Iront. Wo are through massing lore**
in attack or even strong counter attack.
OUT *ame i? to resist, to hc driven only
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Special at
Overcoat, Suit
and Cap to
Smart, perfect fittlni*
and durable, the best
value in Motor Clothes
for '.hauffeur-. that can
be bou-;ht. A DOllMe*
ttrea.ted Overcoat, a
smart Norfott Jacket,
i rousen ind Cap.
All made of fine fcrav
worsted whlpcord ? the
Oiltfit omrl-te, $48.50,
or a*, follow
Overcoat. .$28.00
Cap. $2.00
Other Outfits nf BetW Grade at $64.50 and $7_7oO
? fr,it??(iuirinleed Waterproof?- $22.00
Cataloj-uc and (.liauffeurV Apparel i;hart Mailcd on Fequest.
JyXxLL 4*Ql&tk<A&
throuph force, only after you have
poured tons of lead ar.d Btflfll upon our
positions, and to repeat the pcrform
all tho way across France and
im. We shall tin.- you out in do?
inp it, and pain time, rer.dy at the fin
i.-h in an economy of men ar.d inaterinl
for thc finnl shock. Ar.d if wo do we
win the war in terms, as wa have now
WOfl it in territory:"
H*T*, then, is the German attitude.
lt ;- not an onrMSonable attitude
-?'her. nnd it's the real danger con
frontir.p the Allies, incluumg the
I'nit.d StRtes of America.
Germany Certainly Beaten.
Germany is ccrtainlv beaten, bat the
more statement i.s aitalaadinff. S!ie was
half beaten irhfln EngUnd entered the
war, ai.l she is to bv fully befltefl now,
44-nh I'ncle -Shhi on the job. Hut she
bopjf* to come to that green-clothed
with the arrofjaaec ol a conqueror
v-ho holds invaded territory and whose
territory has never been invaded.
I* it not easy to for, IJ tho
sum nr.d 'uhstrtnee of argu?
ment if an armistice were dtc'ared to
morrowt An(i does it not makfl elear
tho invaded U rritory of
France and Belgium is free from bar
barian force wc have not won?
I.. ? Ul not forr. ? ? !.. t us not
forget that evcrj ?'bo died
a1 Verdon ard avery Knglishman who
la dving in Flanders stands crying
"Keep at my job and drive 'em out;
? m out with men and guns, and
aaore men and puns. TbON ain't no
other way."
1 an BOt in any pc-.-imistie mood as T
vrtit* ' I ?''' f,r'v rrenrhir.p
the dectrine that must b* religiously :
followed to the very end.
Wc trust never talk to Germany ex?
cept Trom thc back end ot a gun. W*
must never talk to Germany or to Ger
rr;ars except uron Oerman foiI. We
rnust never stop hnmmcring. We must
th.-ust that five or six million Sammies
in the 'ine as soon ai BVflf wo ran. We
n.ust n.,t OVOtlook that (.ormany has
the map, but that we havo the three
M's men, money and munitions, plus
food- r.nd that 4vh:l" we want to see
the er.d, wo bflVfl a dflal more time than
Germany to -jiv* to this job.
I have written a score or more time*
during thia laat r?ar tbat wa had the
beaten. 1 '? I thorooghly
lefore America discovcrod lt araa her
I well n? the war 4>f Frnnce and
England and H.lpium.
1 bi :i >ed, and am on record as so ho
lleving, that if France had had an a.i.ii
ti. nai million men she would havo
broken 'hrouph thc line ere this. Hut
! . I eliflvi i, aad am also on record
ai aaying, that even in this breaking
II would have ended with the de
still thfl ir.vadcrs and conse
quently in some not eatirflly satis
?? poaeo as far as dflilaitfl guar
aritee, enforced dcfinittly foi the fut
We arc eertain ot socuring that now.
n bfleaOM wc ha\o the poods to
il abont tha brawn ot tt* or six
?B million young Americans, with
the guns, and thc guns, and the guns
behind them.
Allies Must Keep nn Job
Po we want to keep right on the job
with full respect for the enomy. He is
still a dangerous propositlon, even if, as
tha captured lieutenant ?aid, he ll V*****
to light from her.ceforth on the defen- .
live to greater txtflflt than he has this
last year. We maflt hammer him, and
then hammer him some more. \\e must
keep right at it, and some day before so
very long. a-* time gres on, at him in a
tfl-fflflt, wide, full Western front offen
slve from Dixmude to Altkirch *U at
thfl same time?a giant combination of <
French, Knglish, Australian, Canadian. j
Belgian and American troops, with ar
. end artillery, and artillery be
hiad them. _
Then we will go through, and through
I i Herlin. Then and then only in
this war will we prevent Germany from
massing troops at one point to resist at
that point with greater force. Then
nrd then only will wo find not one point
?. tem front, but a baker's
dozen and more, that we can go
through Belgium _nd through Lorraine,
through Alsace, on past Cologne ar.d
Coblenz and Darmstadt in swarms of
blue-clad and khaki-clad, carrying the
flags of four nations right into L'nter
den Linden.
It's not an easy job. But it's a sure
ending job, and we know it, ai we have
the material, animate and inanimate, to
What is more, wo mutt do it
OUt unborn children may live in
peace, in prosperity, in happiness, for
flfflfl far into the future.
Rockefeller Refuses
To Pay Taxes in Ohio
Protests an Assesament of
$5,000,000 on Property
He Calls Intangible
CLEVELAND. Nov. 20?John D.
1 Rockefeller to-day wired County Audi
tor ESflfffl-lfl his rcfusal to pay taxes
on a $6,000,000 . Bt in Cuya
. . i onitty,
Ut. Bockefflllert win ss'd:
"Vour letter of November 10 was de
laved in forwarding. I am not a rest
dr nt of Ohio, hut of New York City.
I protest against threat to levy an aJ
m?nt kgflillflt my intangible prop
Will promptly reply by mail to
yeut IflttflF."
Thifl iritfl means a loss of $72,000 the
Uzeri hoped to add to the county rev.
cnues. +
?if Rockefeller were pnyingtates on
a reasoiiahle a?se?srnent in N'ew York
U bi d 'ferent," Zangerle paid.
"Sincft he pays on nn assessment of
rr.ly $6,000,000 there, I felt he oujrht
to be willrng to rio somethinc here."
Mr. Koekflfeller pay*, taxes. here on
hi- Poreflt Hill estate and on about
worth of fiutomobilea and house
furnishinirs. *
Women Drive Laundry Vans
In Brooklyn, Replacing Men
Two or three women will start work
to-dny ns drivers for the Holland Lntin
dry, of Brooklyn. As fast as others
criii hr- obt-inca to till tho ten va
(CJieiei eanaed by the draft they will be
(mpfoyed. Salaries will be flo a week,
as for the men, anri the same bonuses
end flrfzea will be awarded.
"W'r were not satisfied," said Ilugh
II. Miller, president of the concern,
"with thfl CMflfl of rren who were ap
plyin-r, hut wa believo increased busi?
ness will result from the employment
cf women. They will be more con
teientioU! and more humane in their
ment of our hor ei '
Union Suits
T*nnii?itak"iVilr r-virlen-e
of Cnrtrr suprriorlty
comei arith aitii.il wrar.
Snuir comfort, w/irmth,
fit? you frr-t tlirm when
vou ask for ' artrr's.
At all Wallaeh's Stores.
$S, ??*-2.2'>, |fl and up to $7..10.
'war. t'elow Charober*..
? ' ? r.*th
tll Ut w?at 12ith. J Open
iri A.'.. BOT Itld. SFv?nlng;t.
Hart Schaffner & Marx Clothe?.
'" *?*"'" *f%&V**+-ir"a-'l'-: ,m'-'?Hllvif|
? ilii__^;^if '
m Southern PacificLinesl
Motoring In Wonderland
Wherr thr ruggrd giaixlrur ol mattire huttr. ano *aat ranvoni rear
be eniovedon * mmgatmi ?utolni> >vrr Amenca ? Oldrat Highway ?
See Arirona ? anrieot cliff Hwrllinn? and ihe remarkable Rooa-rarh
Dam ai a tan .r.ai.iy .livrrnon oo vr.ur way to C alttorma tu Ihe
Sltepers direct lo tht liait in canntctio, with thr Sanset I imile/t
In its decitton m a tecent rate eaee the
Interttate Commerce Commistion aaid:
"The r-rriert wete rlearl- wnthm their n*jhl? in b.ingi'ng Ihei* mal
lerato owr artenhon when ihey chd . . . Their achon ia an .added
cvi'lfirr 0| ihe iaivjil.tr.1nrM and tenae ol iri|...n?il)ih tr th*
prrio-inance ol iheir dutiei to*.ard ihe publa- v.ith whieh ao
man? ol fhrii ofh.ialt are manafu,; aad ?d?i'intering llir altajra
ol thesr reapectivr propertirt." A?k ihe
toi IrtrralUfe on IHI- APAOil IKAII Of- AK1ZCNA
1158 Rroadway 366 R road way 33 Broadway
at 27th St.
?I Franklin St. ne-w Wall St
famous author of the equally famous book
"Over the Top/ has written a series of twelve
smashing new stories of his own adventurous life and
recent thrilling experiences on the firing line "Some
where in France.'
The TRIBUNE has secured these red-blooded articles, and will
publish the first of them next Sunday, November 25th.
Empey is the American boy who, when the Lusitania went down,
promptly enlisted in the British Army. He spent 1 7 months in active ser?
vice, has been "over the top," twice severely wounded and knows from
actual experience what the desperate game is that our boys are now up
against in their death grapple with the Boche.
Empey as a storyteller is fascinating. If you have read "Over the Top" you know Just
how interesting he can be. His free and easy characteristic style in these new episodes
emanates the virility and personal magnetism of the man. After you have read the first
one in THE TRIBUNE next Sunday, you are going to exclaim, "Great Stuff! I'm keen
for more." But?
Order i/our TRIBUNE for ncrt Sunday well ahcad of time. Empey i* going to
clear nervtxtand* of SUNDAY TRIlllWES even earlier than umal
Read Empey's First Article in the

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