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Women Is Light Throughout State Only About 25 Per Cent Register for a Vote at Primaries War Work the Cause Expectations of Suffrage Lead? ers Not Realized in West chester Towns _ The women of the State of New York, outside New York City, so far as the rather ragged returns indicated last night, enrolled in smaller num? bers, on a percentage basis, than the men voters. Without making a close calculation, and in the absence of returns from the villages of less than 5,000 inhab? itants, the percentage of women en? rolling would seem to be rather under 25 per cent, although in some locali? ties it ran higher than that. In Johnstown and Gloversville there was a "war chest" drive on, and the enrolment of the women was light in consequence. Elmira seems to have taken the palm. In one election district having 400 women voters, only two women had enrolled up to 6 o'clock. When re? proached for it, some of the women said that when the time came to vote they would vote independently enough to satisfy the men critics. In the village of Bath, where the women have been enrolling since May: 16, only twenty Republicans, one Demo? crat and two Prohibitionists "have en? rolled altogether. Nearly 40 per cent, of the women eligible to vote in Albany enrolled as members of some political party. Of the 34,543. 13,207 went through the formalities entitling them to partici? pate in the September primary elec? tion. Westchester Enrollment Light In White Plains and Mount Vernon j only about six hundred women enrolled, j while in Mamaroneck, New Rochelle and other towns in Westchester County the epectations of the women suffrage leaders were not realized. The reason assigned for the light enrollment was j the interest the women generally felt . in war and Red Cross work. In Mount ! Vernon and White Plains about eight ! hundred women enrolled, while in Rye, Tuckahoe and Bronxville not more than | one hundred and fifty women enrolled j up to 6 o'clock. In Yonkers the light enrollment was said to be due in part to the fact that : the city was busy sending off a large draft contingent. In Binghamton, with a woman voting I strength of 12,658, about 3,500 women j enrolled, while in Johnson City and En- j dicott 1.500 enrolled. The large major- ? ity of those enrolled are Republicans, ? and indications are that the prohibition j enrollment will exceed the Democratic ; enrollment. In Troy the enrollment was heavier ; than was erpected by the politicians, j in view of the fact that no special ef- ? forts were made to get the women to I the polls. In comparison with the en- I rollment of the men, the enrollment of , the women yesterday was said to be heavy. The figures in the Republican ' wards show much largr than in the I Democratic wards. In the city of Geneva, with a woman ! voting strength of 3,100, only 385 had ; enrolled by 7:30 last night. Election : officials did not estimate that the total ; would exceed 500. In the city of Hudson, while the en- ; rolment was light, it was noted that all ; the women who backed the suffrage ? movement last fall were on hand. Miss Florence Soule and Miss Catharine i Clancey, clerks in the office of the j County Election Commissioner, were ; the first to enroll in Hudson. In the city of Middletown the atti- j tude of the women seemed to be that I they did not care, generaly, to enroll j in any party, but will wait and study ? the candidates of all the parties. In Newburgh, with 4,200 women vot- ? ers, only 400 had enrolled up to 7 1 o'clock last night. In Ogdensburg neither the Republi? can nor the Democratic organization leaders lifted a hand to get the women to register, and the registration ? was light in consequence. The party ? papers were silent and the women who j did enroll did so voluntarily. In Little Falls the enrolment of ! ?women voters was on a basis of about j 20 per cent of the voting strength. ' In Malone, out of 2,000 eligibles, only | S44 had enrolled by 6 o'clock last night. : In Cortland 800 out of 3,200 entitled ' to vote had enrolled at 6 o'clock last ; night. Cortland voted 71 per cent dry, : and the women who enrolled yesterday j will very largely, it was ?aid, support Governor Whitman because of his atti? tude toward the ratification of the dry amendment. Republican Ranks Swelled In Canandaigua just about one quarter of the women entitled to vote had enrolled at 6 o'clock last night. Leaders assert that a large majority of the 500 enrolled are Republicans, as the Democrats made no efforts to get the women enrolled. Fewer than 1,000 out of a total of 5,000 women eligible to vote enrolled in Oswego, but this was considered good, as there was a heavy storm in the afternoon and evening. In Ithaca, where great interest was manifested in the wet and dry election last month, the enrolment will not ex? ceed 500, or about one-seventh of the voting strength. On Long Island the Red Cross drive kept the women busy, so,that not many of them got to the enrolling booths. In Hempstead about 300 enrolled, in Ik Freeport, 400; in Glen Cove, 500, and ? in Rockville Centre, 250. ^ Hastings-on-Hudson women seemed to be alive to their privileges yester? day. At the last spring election 450 women voted. Three hours before the enrollment board closed its labors last night there Were 218 women en? rolled. Less than 300 out of a total of 2.400 Oneida women citizens enrolled. Medina reported that the bulk of the women enrolled cast their lot with the Republican party. From Romo came the word that the enrollment was less than a quarter of the woman vote in the recent local option elections, when 6,000 women voted. ?ipO Enroll at Poughkeepsle. In Poughkeepsie less than 400 women tool: advantage of their enrolment privilege. The small number was a surprise to the machine leaders, who had figured on about ten times that number. Out of approximately 2,300 women registered in Plattsburgh for the re? cent special election, only a little over 20 per cent, enrolled with the party organization. The majority are Re? publicans. In Tarrytown the enrolment was also disappointing to the political leaders. Mr?. Marshall L. Bacon, one of the Westchester County leaders, said she was not surprised at the low enrolment. "The: women **re taking up their new responsibilities slowly and intelligently and are not going to rush into either party,** said Mrs. Bacon. "The enrol? ment shows the women are going to be houghtful voters." In Corning out of 4,000 women citi n Former Lady of White House Registers as a Voter Here Mrs. Mary Harrison McKee Enrolls?Some of the Women Are Puzzled by Ballot, While Others Fill Blank Without Trouble Women who enrolled yesterday as, ; members of political organizations i were, in some instances, frankly puz | zled by the whole performance. In i some instances they were not. A former "Lady of the White House,"! | Mrs. Mary Harrison McKee, of 49 West ? Seventy-second Street, who kept house i for her father, Benjamin Harrison, when he was President, enrolled in i a temporary wooden structure at Sev I enty-third Street and Central Park j West. Mrs. Anne F. Curry, eighty-six years ? | old, mother of John F. Curry, Commis ; sioner of Records for the Surrogate's : Court, claims the record for being the I oldest woman in the Democratic party. ; She. enrolled at 73 Amsterdam Avenue, . escorted to the polls by Fred F. Straub, Deputy Commissioner of Taxes. Knows Just What To Do There was the young women wear j ing, among other things, a green tarn o' shanter and a purportful air, who ' strode into the enrolment place at 191 j Columbus Avenue, clasping a double , armful of pamphleted advice for wom? en voters. "I'm equipped to avoid the male snicker," she said, eyeing the grinning ! clerk and depositing the documents i . upon the desk. "We must be educated to vote intelligently." The ambitious young woman gave \ her rfame to the clerk. She was Miss I Fannie Hurst, short story writer, in- ; ? tent upon her privilege to vote. At the Tenth Assembly District, 32 Sixth Avenue, Mrs. Tessie Russo, 22 i Sixth Avenue, signed her name by the | aid of the clerk's guiding hand. She i could talk no English and write no i Italian, but when it came to going on record for her party, she knew where ? she wanted to place the cross. Her | husband, Sebastian, who has won a j medal for keeping Fifth Avenue clean, ! looked proudly on, although he admit-1 ted that he had nothing to do with ! 1 Mrs. Russo's political convictions. Miss Nettie Sposta, 10 Spring street, ! a young Italian teacher in Public ? School 160, declared, at the polling i station, Sprirfg and Lafayette Streets, I , that there were too few Mrs. Russos. ' "I'm going to make all the mother's of my pupils vote before the day is over," she said. "I'm going to make a house-to-house canvass and tell them just what it means to them." Wanted to Take It Home One of the women who will know better next time is Mrs. Laura Rose bault, of 1 West Sixty-seventh Street, who tucked the card carefully into her pocketbook and started toward the door. "This way, madam," the clerk called after her, nodding toward the canvas inclosure. "Oh, I'm going to take it home and let my husband show me how," she ex? plained. After the clerk had brought her to understand that this was not the usual thing she emerged triumphant, having placed the cross in the proper place without her husband's aid, and declar? ing that she would "know better next time." In the public school at 124 East Fifty-first Street two women district leaders stuck to the job all day. They were Mrs. Bayard Dominick, jr., Repub? lican, and Mrs. John Smith, Democrat. They were disappointed that Mrs. John D. Rockefeller had not enroll; d. but found consolation in the visit of Miss Elsie Ferguson, who declared she took politics very seriously. Enrolment Is High The proportion of women enrolling in this district was very high, ninety two having enrolled at 5 o'clock. The number of men voting in the last pri? maries was two hundred. In the garage at Amsterdam Avenue and Seventy-fifth Street a woman elec? tion clerk, Miss Beatrice Cassell, won the admiration of the man who was working for the other party with her, Arno R. Domeycr. "For nine years I've been inspector of elections," said Mr. Domeyer, "and I've never seen the equal for speed oi Miss Cassell." "When I've been inspector for nine years I'll be a Congresswoman," re? ported Miss Cassell. zens only 1,088 enrolled, and in James? town 4,000 aligned themselves with par? ties. About 800 enrolled in Fredonia. The Election Commissioners kept the exact figures and the party affiliations i a secret. 25 Per Cent of Women Of East Side Qualify To Become Voters East Side mothers apparently thought more of their holy day and their Saturday housework than they did of the privilege of enrolling in political parties yesterday, for while their sis? ters in some uptown districts stood in long lines to qualify for the primaries the women of the Bowery and Eaet Broadway struggled in casually and infrequently to avail themselves of the first experience in the great adventure of voting. With their babies on one arm, their Sunday dinner under the other and their naturalization papers tucked in somewhere among the carrots and po? tatoes, about 10 per cent of those eli? gible did appear in the morning and afternoon, however. These were Ital? ians, Irish and unorthodox Jews, for the orthodox Jews may not write on their Sabbath. It was not until after sundown, therefore, that the Jewish mothers appeared in any numbers. The East Side women as a whole ptrobably made about a 25 per cent showing. If it had not been for the working girls of the East Side, there would have probably been even fewer enrol? ments, for everywhere the mothers were piloted to the booth by their more aggressive young daughters, whose first act on returning from work was to take "mamma" by the hand and lead her to the candy store or barber shop to enroll. Mamma would often be self-conscious and fearful of her right to enter the sacred booth, but the dif? ficult business of answering questions and the painful duty of signing her name were engineered through by the daughter, who then would rattle off the answers to her own questionnaire with the air of a veteran. Half of All Women Voters Here Enroll Continued from page 1 to benetfi the community, they must exert their influence in party ma? chinery. "Party Women" Prepare The other class were the "party I women," wives and sisters and friends I of politicians, who have been building | up their party organizations for sev i eral months, preparatory to the fall \ campaign. With the exception of the East Side, i where the enrolment was light in part I owing to the Jewish holiday, all dis tricts of the city responded with equal : enthusiasm. On Morningside Heights, i around Columbia University, the college j girls and school teachers swamped the ; registration officials, who were unpre ? pared for so large a showing. Fortu? nately, the women had brought camp ', chairs and knitting, and made a merry event of it. In the crowded districts the Demo ? cratic captains had a corps of women I out early to hold babies and stand ; guard over market baskets while the ? housewives registered. Mrs. Charles S. Whitman, wife of the | Governor, enrolled at a flower store at ;980 Sixth Avenue. She was No. 23 on i the list. Governor Whitman's official i residence is tho Hotel St. Regis. Although the election officials diplo? matically suggested that women over j thirty need not tell their exact age, | Mrs. Whitman scorned this device and ; boldly declared herself to be "thirty i six." i She was accompanied to the polling i place by Governor Whitman, who frinned broadly when his wife said she ad enrolled as a Republican. "That's one vote I'm sure of," said he. "When I went out I stopped every l woman I met," said the Governor's | wife, "and asked her if she had reg ; istered." Miss Hay a Republican Miss Mary Garrett Hay, chairman of the Woman Suffrage Party, who has kept her political sympathies a dark secret ever since woman suffrage was granted, admitted yesterday that she had enrolled with the Republican party. Miss Hay was the first woman to enroll in her own district, which is the 2d Election District of the 9th As? sembly District. Miss Hay added that "just beeause I enroll with the Republicans this time doesn't commit me to anything. I'm a great believer in the scratched ballot.** Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt, president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, and Dr. Anna Howard Shaw, its honorary pr?sident, '. lost their chance of enrolling because i they were attending the annual con- J vention of the Massachusetts Woman Suffrage Association in Boston. "It's the first time 1 ever got ahead i of those two," laughed Miss Hay. Complain of Delay There are many complaints from | women throughout the city of the slow- I ness of the registration clerks and the I crowded conditions of the booths. Suffrage leaders, who telephoned to | the city officials, were informed that, i the law provided only one set of books for each district, and that there was no way of doubling up the wor*"*? Mrs. Robert Oliver, suffrage leader of I the 11th Assembly District, had to take command of the ship of state at Pub- i lie School 165. in West 108th Street, as the two regular registration offi? cials failed to appear. Mrs. Oliver was equipped with a copy of the election law, and read from it that ten citi? zens could choose and swear in clerks for themselves in such an emergency. ! There were seven indignant house-I wives, anxious to get home and cook lunch, standing around waiting to reg? ister. Mrs. Oliver sent these on a scouting party, and they presently re? turned with three men, who made up the ten. Then they picked two volun? teers who had no hungry husbands, for clerks. The janitor of the school ad? ministered the oath of office and Mrs. Oliver went on down to suffrage head? quarters, satisfied that her own dis? trict was in perfect working order. Headquarters Busy It was a busy day at headquarters. Three suffragists answered the tele? phone from 8 o'clock in the morning until nearly 10 at night. Thousands of women were unable to find their registration places, and called up the only source of information they knew about. One was an anti-suffragist, very plaintive. "I have been to three places al? ready," she said, "and they were all the wrong ones. It's pretty hard for an anti to be rushing around like this. Won't you please tell me where I ought to go. You got me into this." Mrs. Mabel Russell, executive secre? tary of the Suffrage party, answered: "If you hadn't been an anti. but a suffragist, you would know where to register," she was told. Sirs. Charles F. Murphy was exDected to enroll (of course nobody asked with which party at an empty store at 297 First avenue. Late in the afternoon i she had not appeared but the district captain said she had promised to come | andvknew she would not fail. "I never could make public my po- I litical preference before," said Miss I Hay, "for I wanted the education of | the women citizen under Jhe auspices of the Woman Suffrage Party to be. free from the charge of partisanship." | Ten of the twenty-three Assembly districts in Brooklyn reported a total enrolment of women last night of 39,529. In Staten Island neither the Repub? lican nor Democratic organization had made any attempt to recruit women voters. Miss Hay made a tour of inspection of the registration places in Manhat? tan, and declared at the end of the trip that she was indignant at the crowded conditions of many booths. Complains of Conditions "It is very evident thnt a time has come for radical reforms," she said. "The booths are unsanitary and over? crowded. I went in one that was a tailor shop, crowded with pressing tables even before the registration board moved in. When a number of district watchers and a dozen women with little children clinging to their skirts crowded into that tiny space the condition was pretty bad. "I have no sympathy with those j women who protest against registration ; places in barber shops just because j they don't think they are ladylike. In j general a registration place is all right i if it is clean and large ?nough. With i the great increase in the electorate, ! due to woman suffrage it is evident j that,none of those in use at present are j going to be large enough. "I cannot say to-day what reforms I j believe we should ask for, but 1 shall j study the law and consult with the : election officials, and within a week I | expect to be able to offer some sugges- j tions." "My Sadie, she so smart." said one mother admiringly to the clerk. "Butj me! Ach, it's the hardest thing in life to sign such a name as 2mine.' The > name was Rathinboskowitch, and the clerk agreed. U-Boat Cruiser Sunk British Escort Submarine Gets It Off Portugal LONDON, May 25.?A German sub? marine, of the cruiser type, was sunk on May 11, in the latitude of Cape St. Vincent, by a British Atlantic escort submarine. The Admiralty made this official announcement to-night Adjuster Seized With 3 Others in Insurance Plot George W. Comstock, Man? ager of New Jersey Bu? reau, One of Prisoner? Fake Fires Alleged Companies Said to Have Paid Small Losses Without Investigation NEWARK, N. J., May 25.?George W. Comstock, manager of the New Jer? sey Adjustment Bureau and head of an insurance adjustment business in New York, is under arrest here, with three other men, all of them being charged with complicity in a scheme to defraud fire insurance companies. The alleged plot is said to be the most com? plex and extensive attempted in the East since "Izzy the Painter" betrayed the "arson trust" in New York five years ago. Comstock and his alleged accom? plices, William A. Baird, an adjuster, and Harry Harris and Lewis Diamond, insurance solicitors, were far less reck? less, according to the indictment against them, than New York's no? torious fireburg. No charge of arson has been made in connection with the arrests. It is asserted the accused re? garded fires as a needless risk and never indulged in them. Avoided Fires, Police Say They thus avoided, it was declared by Lieutenant Stadlman and Sergeant Rath, of the local detective bureau, any danger of loss of life or investi? gation by firemen. Their alleged method was to take out insurance in *the name of one of the members of the ring through a broker, who also was a member, turn in a report of a fire through an adjuster who was like? wise a member of the ring, and then split the proceeds three ways. In some instances the man in whose name the claim actually was made is said to have got only $15 or $20 as his share of $300 or $400. Sometimes, for art's sake, the insured man would scorch his walls and wood? work with a torch, it is said, but that is as close to an actual fire as the con? spirators are. said to have found it nec? essary to go. The insurance companies relied upon the adjuster's report, the claim never being large enough to arouse suspicion or encourage the eje pense of investigation. The "fires" are said to have been confined to dwelling houses, generally the actual homes of the insured men, though, it is said, one of these is be? lieved to have collected insurance at least five times within the year on "fires" in the same premises, his only precaution being to change his name each time. Neighbors Didn't Know of Fires In belated investigations of t/ese "fires," it is charged, it has been dis? covered that tenants living in the same building where a "fire" causing $500 "loss" occurred never knew that there had been a fire. It likewise was found, it is alleged, that the sole offspring of a man who recovered several hun? dred dollars for the ruined "opera gowns" of his daughter was a girl eight years old. The fireless fires are said to have been occurring for at least a year. ? About twenty-five of these are under investigation, and it is expected that more will be discovered. Although at least one of the men under arrest has extensive business interests in New York, there is no evidence to show that any attempt was made to profit by tho. scheme outside of this city. One other man has been indicted and is a fugitive from justice, and it is said others prob? ably will be arrested. The charge against those under ar? rest is conspiracy to defraud. Comstock has been released in $3,000 bail. He and Baird and Diamond pleaded not guilty. A plea of non vult was entered by Har? ris. Girl, 15, Behind in Studies, Ends Her Life Leaves Dinner Table and Fires a Bullet Through Her Head Jane Paris, fifteen years old. a first year pupil in Manual Training High School, was uneasy last night at the dinner table in her home at 579 Fulton Street, Brooklyn. A postal card lay on the table in the next room, that her father, Salvatore, could not fail to see when he went in to get his evening paper. It had come yesterday morning and betrayed the fact that Jane had been absent, from school for two days and was behind in her studies. "I don't care for dessert," said the girl, and went into the next room. The sound of a shot summoned the family to her side. She had fired a bullet from a re? volver through heir head and was dead. Her father told the police he had no idea where she got the weapon. Money Offered To Convict Mooney "Objector" Awaitng Slacker Sentence Clams He Declined Bribe of $17,000 SAN FRANCISCO, May 25.?Nicholas H. Treanor declared to-day on the wit? ness stand of the United States Dis? trict Court here that he had been of? fered $17,000 to testify falsely against Thomas J. Mooney, now under sentence of death for murder in connection with the preparedness parade bomb explo? sion here in 1916. Treanor was await? ing sentence on a charge of having re? fused to submit himself to physical ex? amination for the selective draft. Treanor was sentenced to one year in the county jail after he had testified that he was a conscientious objector. In the course of his testimony he made this statement: "I was offered $17,000 to testify against Mooney and attempt to swear his life away. I refused and testified for Mooney." He named an Assistant District Attorney. New Shipyard Sites Picked WASHINGTON, May 25.?Sites for five government yards for building concrete ships have been recommended by engineering experts of the Shipping Board. The selections are understood to be Wilmington, N. C, and Jackson? ville, Fia., on the Atlantic coast; Mo? bile, Ala., on the Gulf coast, and San Francisco and San Diego, Cal., on the Pacific coast. The board has not acted on the rec? ommendations. The yard at San Francisco, privately ? owned, already is in operation. It i built the Faith, the experimental con 1 crete Bhip now undergoing test trips. i\ MISS LUSK IN THE COURTROOM Copyright, Underwood & Underwood Wisconsin schoolteacher, who is on trial for the murder of Mrs. Mary Newman Roberts, will know her fate in a few days. The defence ! has started to introduce the testimony of alienists in support of i the plea of insanity. Cropsey Opens Way | To Enter Race For Governor Virtually Presents Platform Hearers Believe He Will Run On SYRACUSE, May 25.?Supreme Court Justice James C. Cropsey, of Brooklyn, to-night laid the foundation of his an? ticipated gubernatorial boom, when speaking before the Syracuse Credit Men's Association. He hurled veiled attacks against the present state gov? ernment, and pledged for full partici? pation by the women in partisan poli? tics in order to stimulate the male voters from their lethargy. He asked for a state executive with a moral | as well as a physical spine, and judges who can give judicial instead of "hand made" decisions because of personal interest. While the attack was well camou? flaged, the Brooklyn jurist's audience needed no explanation, for Judge Crop seysey virtually presented the so-called ; planks of a probable platform. He j came out in bitter denunciation of all ; things German and put himself square ; lv on a platform of patriotic appeal. j While he attacked no special phase of ; government and called no names, he I flayed the entire scheme of politics i where leaders and poltical machines ! control the will of the electorate through its willingness to follow and ! accept the wcrd of others. Accompanied Judge Cropsey John T. McGovern, one of Brooklyn's | most alert politicians, who played a ; I prominent part in the last municipal I j campaign, came here with Judge Crop I sey. So did Senator A. W. Burlingame, I of the 8th District. While neither did | any active campaigning while here, the ? ! probable significance of their visit was manifest. During his speech Judge Cropsey outlined what full citizenship means and what remedies are needed in the government of "to-day. "We need/ people more interested in | the country than they are now, and I , hope that the women will stimulate i the male population to its civic duty," j he said. "As good as the government may ? be, it can be made better, and I be ! lieve it will be when the women do it. We need executives who can stand ! on their own feet and have a moral ! as well as a physical spine. We need I executives who can think for them ? selves and then act. Independent Legislators Needed ! "We need legislators who should not ? be considering their personal interests ! and who will not give their votes be ! cause some political personage directs j them to. "We need judges, too, in all the ; courts of the state, who will first be i men and then lawyers. We need judges who will not see how little work they can do or how much vacation they can j take. We need judges who can give judicial decisions and not hand made i ones. "I believe that only through political j parties can the country be governed. ? But we need the best political parties. | We need leaders who think first of the ! country, then of their party, and lastly i of themselves." I Egypt and Palestine | Linked as in Olden Time i "Egypt and Palestine are now as closely linked as in the days of the I Roman Empire,'' writes a correspond? ent with the British army in Palestine j in a letter forwarded through military l channels to the Provisional Zionist Committee "The broad-gauge railway has been brought up from Gaza to a point close to the front line, a distance of about | fifty miles. The old Turkish line from i Lodd to Jerusalem and the more recent j military branch line from Gaza to Surar Junction have been restored and brought into us?. "Metal roads, able to beer the daily passage of our lorries, have been built and rebuilt over the mountains and plains, and thousands of laborers, drawn partly from Egypt and partly from the local villages, have been en? rolled to keep them in good repair. The communications along the front lines, which are constantly expanding stretching now across the whole breadth of Palestine, from the Mediter? ranean Sea to the Dead Sea, have been firmly established, and we move for ward with as certain a direction and as ample a purpose as when we advanced last autumn on Beersheba and Gaza." Miss Lusk Was Insane, Expert Testifies First Alienist for Defence Is Called After Defendant Finishes Life Story WAUKESHA, Wis., May 25.?Grace Lusk completed telling the story of her life to-day at her trial for slaying Mrs. Mary Newman Roberts, and the defence immediately besan the intro? duction of expert testimony to prove her insane. Dr. H. W. Powers, of Milwaukee, in answering a hypothetical question nearly five thousand words in length, declared that in his opinion the de | fendant was not of sufficient mental 1 capacity at the time of the tragedy to distinguish Hetween right and wrong, and that she was suffering from paranoia. The question recited at great length Miss Lusk's early history, the fact that she frequently suffered from headaches which rendered her unable to perform her duties as school teacher, that there was an apparent strain of insanity in her family, that just before meeting Dr. Roberts she had suffered a nervous breakdown, and her relations with the veterinarian. Stress was laid on points which had been emphasized in1 the testimony of both Dr. Robers and Miss Lusk. After Miss Lusk left the stand her aged father, A. P. Lusk, was called by the defence and testified that when he was on his honeymoon his wife at? tempted to commit suicide because of some trivial remark he had made. 'More alienists will be called Monday to tesify for both the prosecution and r defence. _-_-?> Red Cross Fund Tops Its Goal of $100,000,000 Continued from page 1 succoring wounded but in sheltering and saving women and children in all countries stricken by war, is beyond all computation. From the moment j of the massacre of Serbia its work j has grown like the mustard seed un- | til it is now one of the humane in- I stitutions in the world. In now ex- j tending its operations to cover new ? responsibilities which will fall upon i it through the active participation of i the American army in the war, I wish it all possible success. I am sure that the resources of mercy and gen- ? erosity will prove inexhaustible. "I am, my dear Ambassador, yours ! sincerely, D. LLOYD GEORGE." Much elation was expressed at the ! spirit evinced by the workers in the ! final hours of the drive, no longer being satisfied with securing the al- ; lotted amount, but now determined to get $30,000,000 or bust." Funds turned : in yesterday, particularly from the boroughs, seemed to encourage the new limit. The Bronx now reports a total of $150,000, Brooklyn shows a total of ! $997,686, Richmond has realized so far ! $83,000, and the total for Queens was $250,000. Colonel Thompson, of the corpora I tions division, turned in an additional | sum of $330,000 for his division. The house-to-house committee reported ex? tra gifts totaling $15,000, while Louis Wiley, chairman of the newspaper di? vision, forwarded to Red Cross head qaurters a check for $1,496.25. Six Federal departments in New York re? ported subscriptions totaling $16,000, representing 12,000 Federal employes. Gifts from divers sources continued to pour into the marcy chest all day. The Master Plumbers' Association sent in a check for $4,500, while the New ? York Newspaper Web Pressmen are ? giving $6,000. The eSaboard National Bank an? nounces a gift of $10.000, and a $10Q, 000 contribution is reported from the National Bank of Commerce, though made some days ago. Mrs. C. Yada, who was in charge of collecting funds from her Japanese countrymen, for? warded almost $29,000. Samuel C. | Lamport made public a gift of twelve j ambulances and a motor truck, which i he is turning over to the Red Cross, ? and Miss Florence B. Vibber, a school ! teacher, has turned over to the Red i Cross to be sold an ancient watch, | made in Paris in 1790. A handsome j sum was realized, too, from the sale of ; superfine vegetables at the Ritz-Carl | ton, a bunch of asparagus being bought by Colonel F. C. Henderson for $150. Two carnations sold for $90, and three posters by Harrison Fisher were sold in the Ritz dining room for $500 and $600, respectively. Canvassers collected large sums from j the crowds that witnessed the military : drill on the Sheep Meadow in Central Park in the afternoon, hundreds of dol ? lars being also realized at the large meeting in front of St. Paul's Chapel, where Justice Clarence J. Shearn made an address. Walter Stabler, of the house-to-house committee, said that permission had been obtained from the Police Depart? ment to canvass to-day. Mrs. Joseph R. Swan, the vice-chairman of this com? mittee, said that, in view of this per-: To-day's Events in The Red Cross Drive 9 A. M. to 11 P M.?Red Cross art exhibit, Greuze Ballroom. Ritz Carlton. 2:30 and 8:30 P. M.?677 Fifth Ave? nue, exhibition of posters and musical entertainment. 7:30 P. M.-~71st Regiment Armory, Thirty-fourth Street and Park Avenue, meeting under auspices of Polish Citizens' Committee; Ignace Jan Paderpwski and Captain Thomas C. Seddon will speak. 8 P. M?Century Theatre, musical and vaudeville entertainment. mission, probably fifty thousand women in the garb of Red Cross nurses would; comb the streets to-day. Among the interesting events calcu lated to quicken the drive to-day is a' great mass meeting of Poles at Park Avenue and Thirty-fourth Street dur? ing the evening. Ignace Jan Paderew ski, the famed pianist, will preside, and. an address will be made by Captain Thomas C. Seddon, c? the British army. There will be a concert to-night at. Temple Israel, 26 West 114th Street. Cantor Maisels will sing and addresses will be made by several rabbis. --The ; collection of art objects and paintings ? that have been on view at the Ritz-? Carlton will be on sale to-morrow night, j King Albert's message said: "I would not fail to take the oppor- ' tunity afforded me by the second appeal ! for funds in favor of the American Red - Cross to express to you all my people's gratitude for the splendid generosity displayed by the American nation tow? ard the army and civil population of Belgium. "Both the material help given and the friendship of your great nation will always be remembered. I am glad jp say how useful the work done by Colonel BicknelJ, Major Van Schaick and the Commission for Relief in Bel? gium has already been and to pay a| tribute to their valuable and efficient i activity. "The relationship between our peo? ples, cemented in this time of suffer? ing, will strengthen confidence, sym? pathy and good will' and increase the devotion of every citizen of the Allied countries to the sacred cause of liberty '. and justice." The President said in his reply: "Your majesty's message has been read with deen pleasure and appre? ciation, and I beg to assure you that nothing that the American Red Cross or the body of my fellow citizens have done has been done more truly from the heart than the aid, all too little, which they have been able to render the gallant and suffering people of Bel? gium. We feel our common dependence with them upon the full vindication of the cause of freedom." ! National Figures Put Red Cross Fund Far "Over the Top" WASHINGTON, May 25.?-With sub ! scriptions to the American Red Cross I second war mercy fund now estimated ; at more than the minimum quota of $100,000,000, workers in the campaign ' rested to-night in preparation for a ! strenuous closing day Monday. Offi? cials expect a big outpouring of dollar? at the finish, and expressed confidence to-night that the fund would be heavily oversubscribed. A message from King Albert of Bel I gium to President Wilson, thanking the ; nation for its aid to his stricken peo i pie, and another from General Porshing ' commending the Red Cross work in France, were received, and were ex Sected to give impetus to the war fund rive. ' General Pershing said: "Our people may well be proud of j the record of the Red Cross. The won? derful story can hardly be told in ? words. It could best be told by the i widows and orphans of our gallant Al ! lies and by the mutilated soldiers to j whom it has ministered. In giving j prompt and efficient relief the Red I Cross has won the eternal gratitude of j millions of people. The armies of I France, from commanders down, testl : fy to the great good it has accom ; pushed. With our rapidly increasing ? forces in France, the care of our own j men now becomes the most important i object of our solicitude. In this great work the Red Cross is indispensable." Headquarters of the Red Cross here were flooded to-day with messages ; from over the country giving subscrip I tions for districts, cities and counties, | and it was impossible to tabulate all ! returns. Those counted showed that ! $97,021,803'* had been raised, but it has 1 estimated that many millions in addi? tion had been subscribed. The figures for the fourteen divi? sions, as announced to-day, follow: Atlantic, including greater New York, $35,319,518; Central, $10,605.000; Gulf, $2,001,775; Lake, $8,566,475; Mountain, $1,887,550; New England. $6,457,000; Northern, $2,362,000; Northwestern,! $2,574,723; Pacific, $4,139,519; Pennsyl-! vania, $6,067,055; Potomac, $2.004,924; I Southern, $3,511,047; Southwestern, I $10,625,419; foreign, $900,000. Theatrical Ball Nets Good Sum for Red Cross If there were anyone, even remotely' I connected with the theatre, who were ; i not at the Hotel Astor last night, their j I names escaped memory for the mo- i ! ment. The Red Cross Ball, held under ' i the auspices of the Allied Theatrical ! | and Motion Picture Team, proved a j ?huge success. Unlike many similar; ! affairs, the ball was dedicated to a i good time. And everyone had one. i "Stunts" were few, but what there ; were, were good. Margurita Fonterse, of the Chicago i Grand Opera Company, who was the I model for the Red Cross poster, "The j Greatest Mother in the World," ay ! peared in the poster costume and auc | tioned off 200 pictures of herself in it. \ Belle Storey sang George Cohan's new | Red Cross song, "Their Hearts are ' Over Here While They're Over There." ! Later in the evening four copies ,auto \ graphed by President Wilson and ! George Cohan, were sold at auction. There was a beauty contest and a i beauty brigade. There were flowers ! and badges and buttons and whatnots i for sale. Anyone who escaped irom | the ball with a five cent piece was con? sidered a slacker. It was all for the I cause. Among the box holders were Mrs. i William K. Vanderbilt, jr., Cornelius ! N Bliss, Lou Wallick" Morgan J O'Brien, Major August Belmont, W. L. i Sherry, Fred Sperry, Biliie Burke ? Grace George. William A. Brady, John | McCormack and a score of others. Clinton Prison Inmates Give $500 to Red Cross | PLATTSBURG, N. Y., May 25.-Five ! hundred dollars was contributed to-day to the Red Cross fund by the inmates of j Clinton Prison. Eighty per cent of the i prison population of 1,200 men sub i scribed to the fund, the subscriptions | being taken from money on deposit to | their credit with the prison clerk or from their daily earnings. The move to contribute to the fund came from the men, and the drive was ? conducted entirely by them. Engineers Re?lect Stone CLEVELAND. Ohio. May 25.?Warren S. Stone, grand chief of the Brother ; hood of Engineers, was reflected by | acclamation for a term of six years I by the delegates at to-day's session of I the triennial convention. Traction Workers Urge Women to Oppose Hylan Union Men Say Mayor Re. fused to Hear Them on 6-Cent Fare Question Appealing to the members to urg, their "wives, daughters and wome? friends" to enroll, John A. Phelan president of the Brotherhood of Inter." borough Rapid Transit Company Em? ployes deo'ared that the women should "prepare io cast their votes on Election Day for candidates for publi? office who will not turn down the workingmen with kaiserism, but gi?. U3 an opportunity to be heard." Mr. Phelan said he had in mind tie treatment representatives of his or. ganization and the Brotherhood of New York Railways Company Employei received from Mayor Hylan when they sought an audience with him recently to discuss the proposed six-cent fare. The Mayor kept the two delegations waiting for hours and then dismissed them without a hearing. A similar ap? peal was sent to the members of the Brotherhood of New York Railway? Company Employes by T. M. FazskeriV its president. The appeals were signed by the organization presidenta. In the Interborough Brotherhood letter. President Pheian said: "You instructed your officers w?eks ago to endeavor to obtain an in*er view with Mayor Hyian so that they might place before his honor their hope of adequate wages through a six. cent fare. After considerable corre! spondence and delay, your committee succeeded in making an ?appointment with the Mayor for 12 o'clock noon on the 23d inst. * on "We proceeded to the Mayor's office and, after waiting three and a half hours, were ushered into the Mayor*? room. A moment or two after the Mayor entered and asked if we wanted to talk about the six-cent fare. I, ?? your president, told the Mayor we did. He said. 'You may talk to me abont ? anything else but the six-cent fare,' and he withdrew. That ended our con i ference." ? President Fazakerly described a sim? ilar experience with the Mayor on ; April 16. ! "We were told to wait in the corri I dor for about ten minutes," said Faz? akerly. "After two hours the Mayor i came out, asked who we were, declined to discuss the merits of the case or to : hear what we had tosay, and abrupt i ly dismissed us. It" is evident that j political influence is necessary in or : der that the merits of a case may be ! considered by those in authority. "Let all of the mothers, wives, sis ; ters and the worum friends of the Brotherhood of New York Railways Company Employes take this opportn : nity to enroll in the" primaries and pre . pare to take an active part in the po ; litical campaigns from now on to make : their influence felt toward the choos? ing of public officials who will give the ; railroad men of this city a fair deal." j Women Aliens Must Supply Photographs Must Also Submit to Finjm* Printing When Register* ing With Police When enemv alien women present j themselves at the police stations be? tween June 17 and 26 for registration I they will be required to furnish five i photographs of themselves with the i hair pulled back and be forced to sub , mit to finger printing. These regulations were made known j yesterday, when the. local Federal au ! thorities received their instructions i from Attorney General Gregory regard I ing the registration of women. In his ! expression of policy, which is con '. tained in a 200-page pamphlet, the At? torney General carefully identifies those who will be required to register. All women of German birth or wom? en of any other nationality who are married 'to unnaturalized Germans are I required to register. If a woman of American birth has married a German not naturalized she is an enemy alien and must live up to the provisions of j the extended espionage act; and regis j ter, or she will be arrested immedi | ately. In cities of more than 5.000 popula ' tion the registration will be done by I the police, with the cooperation of I patriotic women's organizations. What Is Going On To-day ONE MEAL WHEATLK8S. Convention o! the Independent Order B'rlth Abra? ham. New Star Cajino. 10 s. m. Convention of Jewish Organizations, auditorium, Washington Irvine High School, 10 s. m. Sermon hy the Ko?. Dr. Stephen 8. Wise on "What Shall We Give Our Children:" Ix/ort the Free Synagogue, Carwsgle Hajl, 10:30 a m. Memorial Day service? of ths New York Cf_P of ?Confederate Veterans, Mount Hop? Cemetery, afternoon. Memorial parade, review and service of ths Ne* York Letter Carriers' Asjoctation. Fifth Ave? nue, from Forty-fifth Street to Sewnty-alit"? Street, to Temple Beth-El, S p. ax. Address by George R. Klrkpatrick on "The Right* ol Man, ' Beethoven Haii. 210 K~t Fifth Suse?. afternoon. Addresses by United States Senator William M. Caldvr. C<mmilsa:onei' ?f Cbaritie,? Bird S. Cei? and others at anniversary co-ebration of to* Rrookiyn Hebrew Asylum Building, 373 Rslp* Avenue, Brooklyn, 2.:?0 p. m. Dtxlicatiou of tbe Seabury Marvel House. S? Bast Twenty-fifth Street. ?1 p. in. ? Memorial service? of the Defmdim As?o>-i_?>n i of the 22d Regiment Bnc'jieers. N. G. V. ??? I Church of the Holy Rood, Fort Washington ! Avenue and 170th Street. 4 p. m. Address bv Major Orrln F. Wlghtr.ian on. ""??f*i ill War Time," Young Men's Clristian AmocU tion. 5 West 125th Street. 4 p. m. I Concert for the beneflt of the Roman CatlKJi* orphan Asylum. Hippodrome, 8 p. m. ! Address by Professor Roy W Foler on "T? Young Men's Christian Association ?u.d OW Boys" at patriotic rally. Bethany Presbyterian Church. WQUs Avenue and 137th Stre?, ? P. *? ? Address bv Ldwin Markliara on "Is There An??tbff Ufe" before the Bro,.tklyn t-'ivl: Forum. VutMt School 84, Glenmore and Stone avenue*. Brot* ?yii. 8. p. m. ! Address by Dr. Thomas Travis on "Witn t*?* Soldiers on Uie Firing Line in Flanders.' Par? ? Avenue Church, Park Ammo and Eighty-???" Street. S p. m. -, ? German Socialists Would Curb Kaiser I Propose Taking Away His Power to Declare War or Make Peace LONDON, May 25.?A wireless press dispatch from Berne says that the G*)*** man Socialist party has appointed ? committee to draw up a revised pany programme, which will be submit?? at the next Socialist congress. It will make the following *UJ?**? tions: Universa' and equal surTrag? to both sexes, parliamentary govern? ment, the revision of the constitution depriving the Emperor of the right to declare war, conclude peace or "?i** tiate treaties and conferring these rights on the Reichstag, abolition of secret diplomacy, an international I tribunal with a view to disarmament. i permanent government control of the ! distribution of raw materials and **?? : nationalization of merchant mar?*"? 1 traffic on rivers, ?-anal? ?and lakes.