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L-ack of Proof
Hinders Hylan
In Brown Case
Delay in Preparing Charges
Said To Be Due to Fail?
ure of Investigators
Mayor ReportedReady
To Let It Fizzle Out
Coler Brands as Traitors
All Who Encourage Health
Bureau Friction
That tho Hylan administration is
bavins serious difficulty in framing
the charges on which Dr. Lucius Polk
Brown, director of the Bureau of-Food
and Drugs of the Board of Health, is to
be triedfor his official life was the word
passed around City Hall yesterday.
Dr. Brown was suspended one week
ago ?.ist night. When he was suspend?
ed Health Commissioner Royal S. Cope
land announced that the case had been
referred to the Corporation Counsel's
office for the preparation of charges on
which he would be tried. These
charges, it was then said, would be
served not later than midweek.
?hey were not ready yesterday, and,
what is considered significant in view
of the report of difficulties encountered
in making a case against Dr. Brown, is
the fact that at the Corporation Coun?
sel's office all knowledge of the case
is denied. Counsel for Brown, George
Gordon Battle, has been unable to
learn that any one in the office has
been detailed to the case.
Seek Proof Against Dr. Brown
Meanwhile the investigators put in
Dr. Brown's office by Commissioner of
Accounts David Hirshfield immediately
after his suspension continue at work.
From two to five searchers have been
in the bureau continuously, and others,
it is understood, have been working
outside the bureau tracing various
leads. Mr. Hirshfield will not discuss
the matter, nor will his subordinates.
"What is now being sought is proof
to bolster up the charge that Dr. Brown
is lacking in executive ability, because
it virtually lias been decided in view
of the exceptionally clean bill of health
?iven Dr. Brown by District Attorney
wann that it would be impossible to
make charges based on any other
grounds stand up. The belief, based,
it is understood, on some rather flat
footed declarations of Dr. Copeland,
that something stronger than a prima
facie case will be necessary to secure
his approval of any charges explains
some of the anxiety to obtain definite
Men who are reputed to be close
to the Mayor say he is heartily sick
of the hornets' nest his drive on the
department has stirred up, the more so
as interests he had counted on going
the limit with him have shown a ten?
dency to line up with the hated "ex?
perts." Some of these, notably the
labor men, have come out into the
open. Others have let their position
become known in less spectacular ways.
His greatest cause of worry, however,
is said to be Dr. Copeland and the
other medical member of the board, Dr.
Leland E. Cofer, Health Physician of
the Port. Dr. Cofer, who has remained
in the background during the troubles
of the board, is a member of the United
States Health Service loaned to the
State of New York for this work.
Police Commissioner Enright, the
third member of the board, has likewise
kept out of the row, and has done noth?
ing to indicate his position. It is be?
lieved that he would be inclined to
listen to the opinions of the medical
members of the board on any question
involving the fitness of a medical of?
Some of the political wiseacres were
inclined to think yesterday that Mayor
Hylan would seek a way out of the en?
tanglement by allowing the case
against Dr. Brown to fizzle out. In
doing this, they pointed out, he would
not only relieve himself of embarrass?
ment, but in a way make answer to
those who have charged he is playing
politics with the department.
An indication of the sensitiveness
the administration is developing in
Health Board matters was given yes?
terday by Bird S. Coler, Commissioner
of Charities, who, speaking before the ,
Widowed Mothers' Fund Association at ';
Delmonico's, undertook to defend ?
Mayor Hylan's action.
"It is," said Mr. Coler, "absolutely I
treasonable for any newspaper or any
newspaper editor to try to start trouble
between the Federal government and
the City of New York. If this sort of
thing continues, you might as well un?
derstand now that we are going to get
those responsible. The Federal govern?
ment and the officials of New York
City are cooperating in war work in
every possible manner."
New Copeland Version
After declaring Mayor Hylan had no
gag on any department head, he told a
new version of the manner in which
Dr. Copeland became Health Commis?
"When the vacancy occurred in the
Health Department," said Mr. Coler, "I
took Dr. Copeland by the nape of the
neck and led him over to the Mayor's
office, and before he knew what had
happened he found himself the new
Health Commissioner."
The version of Dr. Copeland, hitherto
accepted as the real story of how he
became Commissioner, is that the
Mayor met him on the way to the sub?
way and wished the position on him.
Dr. Copeland preceded Mr. Coler at
this meeting, speaking briefly on pov?
erty in New York as viewed by a
stranger and the interest of the Health
Department in child welfare and hos?
pital work.
Earlier in the day Dr. Copeland ad?
dressed the Homoeopathic Hospital unit
at the Strand Theatre and spent some
time in the bureau of laboratories with
Dr. William H. Park, the director. He
approved requisitions for $9,000 for
material needed, largely glassware, and
expects later to approve other requests
for $6,000 more.
Dr. Copeland said the antitoxin fund,
for which $35,000 has been asked is
short because after the allowance of
the department was cut that amount
last year Mr. Mitchel allowed the fuud
to be drawn upon.
Naming of Hubbs Stirs
Up Oswego Opposition
OSWEGO, N. Y., May ?.?Republi?
can politicians throughout the county
who have been hostile to the renom?
ination of Governor Whitman, and
there has been considerable of that
sentiment in high places, regard the
appointment by Governor Whitman
yesterday of John S. Parsons, of this
city, as executive auditor to the Gov?
ernor and the elevation of Justice Irv?
ing G. Hubbs, of tho Supreme Court,
to the bench of the Appellate Divi?
sion, Fourth Department, as a wedge
into the Sweet-Brown-Mott forces in
this county.
While Congressman Luther W. Mott
baa taken r~> active part in the anti
Whitman movement, it is a fact well
known that the Governor's hostility to
Speaker Thaddeus C. Sweet of the As?
sembly, has alienated many of the
latter's friends from tho Governor's |
supporters here.
Parsons has been regarded as the
personal and political friend of Con?
gressman Mott and both have been
. the personal and political friends for
I many years of George A. Glynn, ehair
i man of the Republican State Commit
; tec. They control a large part of the
: Republican organization, of the coun
, ty. Justice Hubbs, while not. actively
? in politics because of his position, is
j also a personal and political friend of
j Chairman Glynn, who assisted him to
j his place on the Supreme Court bench
, of this judicial district. Justice Hubbs
is regarded as tho one man who can
control the Republican organization
i in the eastern shire of tho county,
; through his personal friends. Speak
! er Sweet is in the Adriondacks, many
: miles removed from telephone or tcle
i graph communication, and therefore
i cannot be reached. He has many friends,
j but the organization is with the
friends of Parsons and Whitman. The
? work of vesterday is regarded as
clever politics in the interests of
I Whitman in this county.
Suffragists Lack
2 of Needed Vote
To Win in Senate
Senator Jones Announces
Test Scheduled for To?
day Will Be Postponed
By Emma Bugbee
WASHINGTON, May 9.?Suffragists
still lack two votes of tho two-thirds
vote necessary to carry the Federal
amendment to victory In the Senate,
according to a statement made to-day
by Senator Jones, of New Mexico, chair?
man of the Senate Suffrage Committee.
He gave the figures as 61 to 32.
The debate on the suffrage amend?
ment, which was scheduled to begin
to-morrow, probably will not take
place. This was decided upon at an
informal conference of friends of the
cause in Senator Jones's office this
afternoon. Women leaders, however,
were not present at the conference, and
they were still optimistic to-night that
the needed votes would materialize.
Senator Jones believes two more
Senators must be converted before it
will be safe to bring the measure to a
vote. Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt,
president of the National American
Woman Suffrage Association, believes
enough Senators have been converted;
and that it is merely a question of
railroads to bring all the friends of
suffrage to Washington on the mid?
night trains.
Mrs. Catt Is Hopeful
"We shall not give up hope until 11
o'clock to-morrow," she said. "Not
until we know whether or not our ab?
sent friends have been able to reach
the capital shall we consent to having
the vote postponed. We sent wires to
them early in the week, but have had
no reply. Senator Jones evidently in?
terprets this fact as meaning they will
be unable to reach Washington. \?s
interpret it to mean they have not
been able to communicate with us, but
we see no reason to believe they will
net appear on Friday as we asked them
The conference which decided that
the suffrage bill should not be brought
up for debate to-morrow was unofficial,
and its decision is subject to change,
if facts and the railroads overthrow
Senator Jones's poll during the night.
In the meantime, suffrage headquar?
ters is filled with women leaders who
have been hurrying from all parts of
the country to give what they believed
would be the last hours' work for the
Mrs. Travis Whitney, chairman of the
Congressional Committee of New York
state, nursing a broken arm, worked all
day at the capital, and Mrs. Norman
De R. Whitehouse and Mrs. Ogdcn
Reid, chairman and treasurer of the
New York State Woman Suffrage party,
also have been busy. Mrs. Minnie
Fisher Cunningham, leader of the
Texas suffragists, who won primary
suffrage for the women of her state,
came up to make a last minute appeal
to the Texas Senators.
Gloom at Headquarters
This evening suffrage headquarters
presented a mournful contrast to the
scene that preceded the, vo'te on suf?
frage in *the House of Representatives
on January 10. On that night the worn
I en were already celebrating, for Presi
: dent Wilson had come out for suffrage
I by Federal enactment, making victory
j certain. To-night the President is just
as strong for suffrage as ever, bu't he
I has made no appeal to the Senate, so
i far as is known.
Since January 10 the suffragists
I have been watching for an hour when ;
j all their friends in the Senate should j
i be in Washington at the same time. 1
They have been confident 'that they !
had enough votes pledged to carry
| them to victory, but illness and acci- j
? dent and death have made it impos- |
sible to get all the votes together on j
| any one day. On one occasion 'the suf- |
i frage statisticians discovered that ?
i their full quota of Senators was in i
town, and they were ready to notify i
; Senator Jones that he could bring on ;
? his orators 'the next day, when one of j
I the Senators was called away by the
illness of his wife. Before he returned
I some one else was away for some other ;
reason, and so it has been all spring.
Woman's Party Blamed
Just why Senator Jones should have
announced he would bring the matter
up for debate on Friday and then ;
change his mind suddenly is one of the
things the friends of suffrage were de- :
bating this evening. Some put the |
? blame not at the door of the congested
? railroad systems, but much nearer,
: home, in the headquarters of the White ;
House "pickets," the National Woman's
party. It was said in Senatorial cloak-!
: rooms that within the week three Sen- \
\ ators who were trembling on the verge
of conversion had been antagonized by
the persistence of the "pickets" and,
changed from the favorable to the \
. doubtful column.
The suffragists, however, are confi
' dent of a victory at this session of
Congress, even if they are temporarily
? disappointed to-morrow.
Mrs. Catt denied vigorously that
I there was any intention of allowing
j the vote to go over until the short ses
! sion of Congress next winter. The
j suffragists want tho bill out of the
; way, and it would seem to be to the
i interest of Senators who are coming
< up for reelection to have it out of the
way, too.
Senators will be reminded to-morrow
, that the National American Woman
Suffrage- Association voted at its last
j convention to make suffrage an issue
i in the fall elections, in case it had
; not been settled at the present ses
: sion.
m -
Memorial to Vernon Castle
A memorial to the late Captain Ver?
non Castle, of the Royal Flying Corps,
is being erected over his grave in
Woodlawn Cemetery. Friends of the
one-time dancer are planing elaborate
memorial exercises when the monument
is completed.
Oh, Man!.ByBRiccs
Lewis in Demand
On Glynn Opens
War on Governor
He Asks That Republican
Chairman Stop Whitman
Work or Resign
(Special Dispatch to The Tribune)
ALBANY, May 9.?Attorney General
Merton E. Lewis tc-night came out in
the open in his fight on Governor
Whitman. He wrote to George A.
Glynn demanding that he either resign
as chairman of the Republican State
Committee or cease his activities in be?
half of the candidacy for Governor
Whitman for a third term. The letter
is said to be based on reports which
Attorney General Lewis has received
that Glynn has been in communication
with Republican county chairmen
throughout the state in the effort to
line them up for the Governor.
The Attorney General's recent an?
nouncement that he would not accept a
renomination, thereby deserting tho
Whitman third term cabinet, led to the
conclusion that he would be a candidate
in the primaries against Whitman. He
had refused to deny or confirm this con?
clusion, but to-day's letter to Chairman
Glynn, it is believed, dissipates all
doubts as to his intentions.
Chairman Glynn was not here to?
night, but others close to Governor
Whitman were not inclined to take the
Lewis letter seriously. They insisted
that the Attorney General had fallen
under the influence of William Barnes,
of Albany, and William L. Ward, of
Westchester, but that George W.
Aldridge, the Republican boss of Mon?
roe County and the Attorney General's
political sponsor, is still in the Whit?
man camp. They declare that if Lewis
becomes a candidate for Governor it
will mean a break between him and
Aldridgo. They believe that Lewis is
actuated by the refusal of Aldridga to
support him in his ambition to be?
come a Supreme Court justice, the Mon?
roe County leader desiring that he re?
main as Attorney General and become
a part of the Whitman third term
ticket. Some of the Governor's friends
have even expressed the opinion that
Lewis's one ambition is to become a Su?
preme Court justice, and that the re?
alization of this ambition would end
any desire he might now have of be?
coming a candidate for Governor.
The Attorney General's letter to
Chairman Glynn follows:
"Dear Sir: I call your particular at?
tention to Sec'tion .562 of theclection
law, being what is known as the cor?
rupt practices act. This section pro?
hibits the use of party funds for I
primary expenses, and particularly de-1
clares that such funds shall not be ex?
pended in aid of the designation or
nomination of any person to be voted
for at a primary election, either as a
candidate for nomination for public
office or for any party position.
"As a sustaining member of the Re?
publican party, I am unwilling that
the funds of the party shall be used
for promoting the nomination of any
candidate for public office.
"I am advised that you have been
engaged during the last two or three
days in the effort to secure action by
the county committees of various
counties favorable to the candidacy of
Governor Whitman for renomination.
As a sustaining member of the Re?
publican party I suggest to you the
propriety either of resigning your posi?
tion as chairman of the Republican
State Committee or ceasing your ac?
tivities in behalf of any candidate for
nomination at the primaries to be held
next September. Yours very truly,
(Signed) "MERTON E. LEWIS."
Another rift was caused in the Whit?
man third term ticket when it was
predicted here to-day that State Treas?
urer Wells might not seek a renomina?
tion. It is understood that Senator
N. Monroe Marshall, of Franklin Coun?
ty, has covetous eyes on the nomina?
tion for State Treasurer. Governor
Whitman hnd been particularly anx?
ious that all the present elected state
officials would run with him on his
third term ticket, but the defection
of Attorney General Lewis and the
possible withdrawal of others have
caused no little concern in tho Whit?
man household.
Glynn Denies Use of
Power for Whitman
When George A. Glynn, state chair?
man, was informed of Attorney Gen?
eral Lewis's demands at the Republi?
can Club, he said:
"If the Attorney Genernl thinks that
I am using tho power of the state
Girl Auto Thief Caught After
Wild Race on Jersey Turnpike
She Seized Woman's Car, Told Her She Was Under Arrest
and Then Darted Away?Wanted to See What
Running a Machine Was Like
PATERSON, N. J., May. 9.?Mrs. Ade?
laide E. Watt, of River Edge, emerged
from Crawford's restaurant here to-day
to find a young woman seated at the
steering wheel of her automobile, which
Mrs. Watt had left at the curb. The
young woman was slight and didn't
look more than twenty years old, but
her hair was bobbed, she wore a busi?
nesslike suit of tan and a masculine
felt hat and had a general air of cool?
ness and efficiency. Women ambulance
drivers occurred vaguely to Mrs. Watt
as she eyed the girl.
"Is this your car?" inquired the
young woman, crisply.
Mrs. Watts admitted that it was,
feeling guilty as she did so. The effi?
cient young woman's voice had such an
accusatory tone.
Owner Put Under "Arrest"
"Well, hop right in, then," commaivi
ed the young woman in tan, "and drive
me to the City Hall, for youre under
Still oppressed by that unaccount?
able feeling of guilt and bewildered
by the sudden hail of commands, Mrs.
Watt obeyed the slim young woman,
pulling up at the rear entrance of the
City Hall, only about a block from the
"Now," continued the young woman
pleasantly, "just go in and report
yourself under arrest and send a po?
liceman out to me for the details?
you better leave your driving license
and your car license with me."
Mechanically Mrs. Watt did so. In
the corridor of the building she met
Harry Corwin, City Treasurer, and be?
gan to pour out a vague and somewhat
complex account of her predicament.
As soon as Mr. Corwin had grasped the
fact that a stranger had Mrs. Watt's
car and her license to orive it he
dashed to the street.
Corwin Falls From Car
He was just in time to leap to the
running board of the automobile as
the young woman drove off at a thirty
mile clip. The speed was so great
and the way so rough that Mr. Corwin
could only cling to his first hold and
had no time to signal to the crossing
policeman at Patersj,n Avenue. In
fact, at about the tirffe they flashed
past that policeman Mr. Corwin was
jounced off, landing almost under the
wheels of a car driven by John Meder
field, an acquaintance.
In a single motion Mr. Corwin, be?
draggled and dusty, had leaped into the
"John," he said, impressively, point?
ing at the vanishing automobile driven
by the efficient young woman, "drive
like the devil after that car!"
As if picking up city treasurers out
of the roadway and pursuing slim
young women at their behest were his
regular job, Mr. Mederiield obeyed.
His real business, though, is selling
Steers Car With Skill
For five miles out Market Street tow?
ard Hackensack and the Fort Lee Ferry
to New York, the automobile salesman
and the City Treasurer pursued the
fugitive and a more exciting ride
neither ever had. For the young
woman in tan was a veritable imp at
the steering wheel. From forty-five
miles an hour she wo\ild grind to a
stop in a cloud of dust so suddenly that
the pursuers almost were precipitated
over her head in their efforts to avoid
a smashup.
She would veer unexpectedly to one
side of the road or the other in the
hope of crowding the car behind into
the, ditch and always she foiled with
the utmost skill every effort made by
Mederfield, no mean driver himself, to
lock wheels with her car.
After five miles of this trick driving
her car finally balked. Mederfield and
Corwin yanked her from her seat with
scant ceremony and telephoned for the
police. While they were waiting for
them the young woman, who had re?
fused any information about herself
save that she had never been in an
automobile and wanted to see what it
was like, leaped to the running board of
a passing car and would have made
good her escape but for Mederfield,
who succeeded in duplicating her ma?
n?uvre and persuading the driver to
Charged With Grand Larceny
At Police Headquarters here, where
she was charged with grand larceny
and with driving without a license, the
prisoner said that she was Gertie
Quigg, twenty-two years old, of 38 Nel?
son Street, Jersey City.
There have been many daring auto?
mobile thefts in the neighborhood re?
chairman to further the interests of
anyone he is mistaken. Whenever
there is a candidate for Governor, no
matter who he is, I will observe all of
the proprieties demanded by broad
minded, honest Republicanism and
treat everyone alike.
"I am not spending any of the
party's funds in the interest of the
candidacy of Governor Whitman or
anyone else. I am doing nothing dif?
ferent now from what I did last fall
when Attorney General Lewis was a
candidate?simply attending to the
best interests of the Republican or?
ganization as a whole in the state."
Helps Husband Win
$50,000 Alienation Suit
Hit? wife helped Louis J. Kahn , a
furrier, to recover a veridct of $50,000
yesterday in the Supreme Court against
Philip Goldstone, a cloak salesman,
in an action for the alleged alienation
of Mrs. Kahn's affections.
Goldstone did not defend the suit.
Mrs. Kahn, a voluble witness, corrobo
ratedd the charge of alienation, illus?
trating Goldston's fervid love making
i with letters which he wrote her. The
verdict may relieve Goldston of much
of his trouble, for in one letter hi
wrote, "money has been my curse anc
ruinatipn, as I never had to earn it.'
The defendant has wealthy father.
The Kahns were married in 1910. I
was 1916 that Goldston entered theii
lives. Kahn said Goldston induce?;
Mrs. Kahn to flee with Tiim, and it wa?
a year before the husband was abb
to win her back.
"I did not love the man," Mrs. Kahi
testified. "I did not want to leave m;
husband. We had lived in perfect hap
piness until I met him. But he was si
eloquent, he was so charming, he ha<
such winnig ways, he wrote such won
derful letters, that I forgot my lovi
for my husband, for my home, and fo
everything that I should have heb
; sacred. I paid a heavy price for nv
21 Reported Dead
In Illinois and Iowa
Storm Sweeping Central Parts
of Two States Causes
Great Damage
SIOUX FALLS, S. D., May 9.? A mes?
sage received here late to-night at a
railway office reported that eighteen
persons were killed in a tornado at
Calmar, Iowa, to-night and that three
were killed and one injured severely
at Mason City, Iowa. At the railway
office here it was said that Mason City
was the source of the message.
CHICAGO, May 9.?Belated reports
coming in over wire crippled by the
storm to-night told of the death of at
least six and probably several more
persons, and damage to property
mounting into thousands of dollars?
the toll of a tornado which this after
noon swept over the central portions o;
?Illinois and Iowa.
At Franklin, 111., two women wen
killed when the chimney of their hom<
fell. Throughout Christian, Shelby
Mason and Morgan counties, in Cen
tral Illinois, the property damage ap
peared to have been great, with hal
a hundred residents reported to havi
sustained minor injuries. A farpie
residing near Nashua, Iowa, wa
At Eldridge, Iowa, nine miles bac
from the Mississippi, near Davenporl
: a score of persons were injured, on
j probably fatally, when the tornad
j wrecked the northern portion of th
I little town. Only most meagre detail
? had been received up to a late hou
from doctors and nurses dispatcbe
I from Davenport to care for the in
Air Mail Service
To Washington
Begins Wednesday
First Machine Starts From
Belmont Park, With 300
Pounds, at 11:30 A.M.
The long-talked-of aerial mail ser?
vice between New York and Washing?
ton will be instituted, weather permit?
ting, on Wednesday, May 15, according
to an announcement made yesterday by
Postmaster Patten.
Mayor Hylan and city and Federal
officials have been invited to be present
at Belmont Park, the New York ter?
minal of the route, at 11:?30 o'clock that
morning, when the first machine, with
its 300 pounds of mail matter, will
swing aloft and head away for the na?
tion's capital. At 2:30 o'clock the same
afternoon the 'plane from Washington
is expected to arrive bearing a similar
"The first mail from here," Mr. Pat?
ten said yesterday, "will take among
other packages two volumes of Secre?
tary of War Baker's book, 'Frontiers of
Freedom,' both volumes being suitably
inscribed, to President W'ilson and
Postmaster General Burleson."
The majl arriving from Washington
will bring the first of the aerial post?
age stamps. This stamp will not be at?
tached to a letter, but .will be cancelled
and signed by Mr. Burleson and in?
closed in a letter to Noah Taussig, 111
Wall Street, who will auction it off for
the benefit of the Red Cross. Already
$1,000 has been bid for the stamp.
"In a few days," Mr. Patten con?
tinued, "the public will be notified
where mail may be deposited to go to
Washington by this special air service.
Until the issue of special stamps for
the aerial service arrives, regular
stamps at the special rate of 24 cents
an ounce will be used.
"The arriving mail will be due at the
main postoffice, at Eighth Avenue and
Thirty-third Street, at 3 o'clock each
afternoon, and will be delivered to the
addresses by the regular carriers. If
the mail should arrive too late it will
be delivered by special delivery.
"The outgoing mails will positively
close at the main postoffice at 10:30
a. m. and leave here at 11 a. m., reach?
ing Belmont Park in time to get started
for Washington at 11:30 o'clock."
Twelve 'Planes Detailed;
Four Emergency Landings
WASHINGTON, May 9?Emergency
landing fields for the airplane mail
?service to be started May 15 between
Washington and New York will be pro?
vided at Baltimore and Havre de
Grace, Md.; Wilmington, Del., and
New Brunswick, N. J., the Postoffice
Department announced to-day. Signal
Corps officers will leave to-morrow by
automobile for a tour of inspection to
locate landing fields.
Of the twelve military airplanes to
be put in service three will be sta?
tioned in New York, six at Philadel?
phia and three in Washington. Army
aviators detailed as pilots are Major
R. H. Fleet, Lieutenants Howard P.
Culver, Porrey II. Webb, Walter Mil?
ler, James C. Edgerton, George L.
Boyle and Stephen Bonsai.
What Is Going On To-day
Free admission to tile American Museum of Natural
History, tho New York Zoological Tarif, the Van
Cortlandt Turk Museum, tho American Museum
of .Safety and tho A<iuarluui.
Textile Exposition, (irand Ceutral Palace.
Luncheon of the Moridian Club of New York. Hoiol
M( Alpin. 12:45 p. in. ...
Milling of the Century Theatre Club of New York,
Hotel Autor, 1 p. m.
Reception of the l'ont Parliament, Hotel Me Alpin,
3 p. ui.
Meeting of tho Woman's Democratic Club of New
York, Hotel Astor, '?MO p. m.
Dinner of tho General Association of Alsatians and
Lorrainers of America for "lilue Devil??' ?ml
Pershuig's veteran?, Waldorf-Astoria, ii.:<o p. m.
Seymour Stedniun (affirmative) and William 13.
Guthrio (negativo) In debate on "Resolved, That
tho Welfare of ?Society a? a Whole Would lie
Better Served by a Socialistic Than by tho Indi?
vidualistic Industrial Organization," Cooper
1'nloii. S p. ni.
Review' by Governor ('liarles S. Whitman of tlie 7th
Infantry. New Y'ork Guard, armory. Park Avenue
and Sixty -sixth Street. ? : 1 ,r. p. in.
Address by Herman Vaaderburg Ames on "John C
Calhoun and the Secession Movement of 1850" at
tho meeting of tho New Y'ork Genealogical and
Biographical Society. Ti? West Fifty-eighth Slreet,
Si.lO p. m.
Addresses bv -John Reed, Morris Tllllquil and San?
iert Nuorteva at mam meeting, under the auspices
of tho Finnish Socialist Federation, Carnegie Hall,
S p. m.
CATION. 8:15 P. M
"Slam on.l the War," Frede; 1 "It Dean. Wad'.elgh
High School, 115th stnei ?ml Seventh Avenu?.
"Shakespeare's 'King Hemy V.' " Frederick l'auld
lng. Public School 52, Broadway, Academy Street
and VermllyeA A.atiuo. luwood. I
Shoes and Ships
And Sealing Wax
What with the food and care and j
amusements and hospitals supplied to j
our soldiers, this would really bo a !
pretty good war if it wasn't for the j
* * *
Wrath filled the bosom of John. Wil?
son, a chauffeur, Wednesday night,
when his car grazed the shins of a
supposedly humble citizen at Broad?
way and Bleecker Street, who then "got
fresh" and insisted that the traffic po?
liceman serve him with a summons.
The wrath was bubbling over when |
he entered the traffic court yesterday
and began to tell his troubles to Magis?
trate House.
"It wasn't my fault, your honor," he
began. "I was driving along, and this
"I know all about it," interposed the
magistrate. "I was that fellow."
Five minutes later a dazed chauffeur
stumbled out of the traffic court $5
poorer than when he entered.
* ? *
"I been readin' about these strikes,"
says Uncle .Abimelech Bogardus, of j
Preakncss, N. J. "Ain't it a funny
world, when a feller helping boys that j
are giving their lives for their country i
free and glad for $30 a month won't
work in a ?afe place because he is
only gettin' maybe four times as much
as they be ?"
* * *
Deputy Collector of Customs Durrell
in Philadelphia is investigating charges
of desertion brought against six mem?
bers of the crew of tho steamship W.
W. Cragin.
When the cook of the good ship tried
to find some pies that he had left to
cool on the hatchway he couldn't. In?
stead of the pies six innocent seamen
sat in their places, smiling reminis
cently. On being questioned they swore
in unison that they hadn't even seen
any pies in days and days.
"Well, that's all right," quoth the
cook. "I was going to throw them away
anyhow. They were full of cock?
That is why the deputy collector is
investigating chargas of desertion
brought against six members of the
crew of the steamship W. W. Cragin.
* * *
There is only one greater tragedy
than having a job to hold down in
weather like this, and that is not hav?
ing one at all.
* * *
WThen John Douglas, charged with as?
sault, was arraigned before Judge Mc
Dermott in the County Court of Brook?
lyn yesterday a reminiscent smile crept
upon his honor's face and his eyes
looked dreamy.
The assault in question was inflicted
upon eleven-year-old Robert Russell
with a br<%*r.stick while he was peering
in under a circus tent in an ideal posi?
tion for such an attack.
"When a circus comes to town it is
no crime fbr a little boy to steal a
look under the tent," said the judge
when the evidence had been presented,
and then elaborated this theme elo-;
quently, to the confusion of Douglas.
No one had courage afterward to ask
Judge McDermott when he had last
been caught half in, half out of the
Swann Asks Lord
Aberdeen to Cease
Relief Collections
He Promised to Stop. Prose?
cution Says; "It's False,"
Nobleman Retorts
Lord Aberdeen, former Governor
General of Canada, was questioned yes?
terday for nearly two hours by District
Attorney Swann about the methods ne
and Lady Aberdeen have employed in
soliciting charity contributions in New
York for the women and babies of Ire?
land and Scotland. His Lordship's
presence before the criminal prosecutor
was indirectly caused by Charlie Chap?
lin. Chaplin was billed as the head
liner for his Lordship's benefit Wednes?
day afternoon in Carnegie Hall, but
while the audience was gatherinc*,
Chaplin was on his way to California
! to fill an engagement with his film man
; agers.
District Attorney Swann learned from
j his Lordship that Lady Aberdeen had
j charge of the finances and that since
1915 "about $40,000" had been raised in
| this country for welfare work. Lord
j Aberdeen thought that of this perhaps
i 15 per cent had been used for the per?
sonal expenses of Lady Aberdeen and
Lord Aberdeen declined to talk to
newspaper men after his interview with
the prosecutor. He preferred that As
; sistant District Attorney Talley, who
also questioned him, should speak to
the press for him.
"District Attorney Swann," said Mr.
Talley, "pointed out to Lord Aberdeen
' that inasmuch as the collections had
been rather small and the objects
mistakably appeared to have been
allied with war relief work, it might
be better to stop the collections until
the end of the war in order that the
! enemy might not derive a false im?
pression of the success of war relief
work in general in New York. Lord
Aberdeen seemed much impressed by
the proposition, and it was tacitiy
agreed he would give no more benefits."
Later in the day Lord Aberdeen was
i informed of Mr. Talley's version of
? his agreement by a reporter who called
' at his suite in the Ritz-Carlton.
"It's false," he said. "1 am going
j right on with the work."
When District Attorney Swann was
acquainted with that he said:
"Lord Aberdeen certainly gave me to
j understand he would give no more
j benefits in New York, and that he in?
tended to sail shortly for England."
Mr. Talley, continuing his recital of
; Lord Aberdeen's examination, said his
i lordship said Lady Aberdeen two days
. before the Carnegie Hall affair saw
I Harrington, Chaplin's secretary, and
i was told Chaplin would appear, even
j if he had to cancel his reservations for
his Western trip. His lordship said
he had sent the following telegram to
I Chaplin:
"Didn't you promise to show up at
! our benefit?"
! His lordship said he had received no
Lord Aberdeen was accompanied to
the District Attorney's office by
Charles Robert Kearney, chairman of
the Woman's National Health Associa?
tion of Ireland, which is the title of
the welfare organization, and by Frank
Dilmot, representative of "The London
Chronicle," who said he came along to
give his "moral support" to Lord Aber?
District Attorney Swann indicated
last night that the inquiry into Lord
and Lady Aberdeen's activities was a
"closed incident." He said he did not
intend to xubp?na any of the books
kept by Lady Aherdeen or the bank
accounts in the Bankers Trust Com?
pany and J. P. Morgan & Co.
Runaway Car
In 2 Crashes; 1
Dead, 20 Hurl
Dashes Down 145th Street
Hill Through Auto Into
Trolley Ahead
Company Blamed
By the Motoring
Defects Said to Have Been
Reported ; Swann Seek?
Man "Higher Up"
A Union Railway streetcar' of the
145th-149th Street crosstown line m
wild down the five-block hill betwtA
Amsterdam and Eighth avenu? ?
145th Street yesterday with a sere*?
ing load of passengers, smashed u
automobile to pieces en route, tti
killed its driver and injured a it?!
more persons when it concluded its
dash by crashing into a New Yojt
Railways car on the track ahead of fc.
Michael Nolan, the motorman, ant
Henry Fischedeck, the conductor, vert
arrested last night on a teehakal
charge of homicide, after a talk with
District Attorney Swann. who promised
that a rigid investigation into the ac?
cident will be conducted to-day.
Nolan told the District Attorney that
he had complained of the condition of
the car on several occasions, but that
the officials of the company had paid
no attention to his protests.
"We want to get the 'man hifsei
up,' " Mr. Swann said !ast nijht
"These fellows have been getting awi?
long enough."
Car Runs Wild
The car had stopped at Amsterdta
Avenue, on the brow of the hill, to let tf
passengers. When Nolan threw on hit
control ?ever again to start it, it started
all too enthusiastically. The motor
man tjien shut off power, but tie
car continued to gain headway. He tp
plied his brake, but this would m
work, and the car, under double fore*
of power and incline, began to fiii
speed rapidly.
Unable to check it, Nolan then shott?
ed to the passengers and told them
what had happened. There was an im?
mediate rush for the rear door, and i
few of the more daring threw then
self off. The last man that jumped
was taken from his feet by the speed
and rolled into the gutter. From then
on the passengers who remain*,
clung to their seats as the car lurch??
and staggered, and screamed.
Just before it reached Convent A**
nue an automobile owned and drhrei
by Charles Gordon, of 2641 Jeromi
Avenue, turned into 145th Street
ahead of it. Nolan'3 wild clang*?uj of
the gong and the shrieks of the pas
sengers did not reach him in time for
him to pull out of the tracks.
Autoist Is Killed
The car crashed into the auto, de?
molishing it and continued on its way,
pushing a part of the wrecked machine
along ahead of it. The impact threw
Gordon backward from his seat He
burst through the glass of the for?
ward platform of the car, narrowly
missing Nolan, and his body finally
came to rest halfway down the aisle.
He died fifteen minutes after at
reached Harlem Hospital. .
The car ate up the rest of the hfll
swiftly. At its foot, near Eighth Ate?
nu?, stood a 145th Street crosstow?
car, manned by Pacquale Ricco, mo?
torman, and Miss Bessie McCall, cob
ductorette. She heard the shoutine,
that heralded the approach of therm?
away, and, glancing over her shoulder,
yelled to Ricco to put on all power.
Ricco's car had only just started to
i roll forward when the runaway hit it
j Nolan saved himself from injury hi
running toward the centre of hie ear
Miss McCall was severely injured. No?
lan's car, which was constructed
chiefly' of paper mache on a steel
framework, was almost entirely de?
molished by the shock oi the collisios
but it pushed the forward car ahead
for half a block before it was deraiW
and halted by smashing into ? ?-*
vated pillar.
Ambulances were called fro? H*1*
lern, St. Lawrence and Knicken??-?
hospitals and reserves from -?5rJ"rt
cincts were summoned to hold bacl
the crowd.
Woman Seriously Injured
Physicians found that Gordon *?
suffering from a fractured skull, nt>
merous other broken bones and1?
ternal injuries. Mrs. Carrie w"8.*"**?
of 406 St. Nicholas Avenue, of Kiew?
car, was found to be seriously hot?
also and was rushed to Harlem ne*
pital, where, it is said, she is sutler;
ing from a fractured skull and possi?
internal injuries. j
Ricco, motorman of the -?>?***;
car, who lives at 407 East 116th Stree.
was taken to Harlem Ho?P,UA*ij?
several fractured ribs. Miss *a?-*7
the conductorette, sustained a l?** "
ated scalp and fractured ribs. M>? ?
also in Harlem Hospital. ,
Fourteen others received cuts ??
bruises, but were able for the mo?
part to go home.
injuries. . ]<#*
It is the third accident on ??jH
of the Richmond Light and Ka^
Company in two weeks, and ff/Lj.
the day after the grand jury ??- "'
emmended repairs to the road&co
Brig. Gen. Donnelly?
On Trial Here, 0?*
Resignation of Officer Acf^
of Misconduct Accepte?
for "Good of Service"
! nation of Brigadier General Art??^
I Donnelly, of the Missouri N*??J
Guard, has been accepted for ?""?5
of the senice." This ??????KS
was authorized to-night b.y ?Y^d-r
G?rerai McCain, but he declined ??
i cuss the case. ?.???,A tri*?
General Donnelly was char??? ^
conduct unbecoming an ?met\^M?i
? trial by court martial was i'*$&,
! to-day by order of Pre???*?* "y,*
1 soon after it had begun f. ^???a!
The charges ill?*K-d that ?*^
! Donnelly played cards m ???'"Jj g|
; that liquor was drunk tl-t? ?* *
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