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Friends Fear 4Rcd' Taint They Look for Radicals to Attempt to Take Control of Chicago Conference National Party Plauned Non-Partisan League and I. W. W. Co?operating; r'ight 1* Expected To-day Staff C u n p mricnce CHICAGO. Jan. 13.* -Friends of "Tom"' Mooncy, who called a national labor conference here for to-morrow to help obtain his release from San Quentin prison, are fearful to-night that by placing thc taint of Bolshevism on the prisoner t ey will destroy whatever chance he may have of being freed. They fe.tr a fight on the floor of tho convention between straight trade unionists, whose only reason for com? ing was to help Mooncy, and ultra-rsd icals, who plan t" use the meeting to organize a national political party. They also t'car thc ultra-radicals may take the convention away from its orpanizers and. sidctrackinrj Mooncy, proceed to create an independent West? ern Federation of Labor that will include in its memb'jrsihip the Non Partisan Leagtic of North Dakota, what remains of the 1. \V. VV. and other radical bodiesi A - a v ay out. E, U, Nolan, of San Francisco, secretary-treasurcr of thc In? ternational Defence League, thc man who has done most or thc work for Mooncy, Kuggcsts that after the Moon iy matter is disposed of the convention adjourn and reasscmble later for polit? ical purposes. This plan meets with tho approval of J. L. Leseur. thc Western radical and one of A. C, Townley's lieu tcnants in the Non-Partisan League. Unionists Threatcn Bolt This is objectionablc to thc trade unionists, who threatcn to bolt thc con ference if this programme seems likely to be adopted, to denounce the proj->' tors of thc ntccting for acting in bad faith and of cxploiting Mooncy for ultcrior purposes. and to leave tho ultra-radicals to do as they please. There also threatens to be a row in th? convention over the way in which funds raised for Mooney's defence are being used. Delegates who have pa. 1 then- own expenses here or have Ii i .1 them paid by their organizations, have found that in some instances men have been brought here at the expensc of the defence f'und. How many of these thoro are ir one of thc questions being asked. Nolan, under the circumstances, is admittcdly worricd. He savs nothing will he pcrmittcd thal will ttnd to hurt Mooncy. Rut he fears that something will develop that will not bc to Moonej' ir.1 rest. "So fai as we ean control things," hc naid to-night. "The meeting will be Mooney and noththg else. | know some plan to adopt a reconstruction pro? gramme and that there nre others who plan for radical political action. but no friend of Tom Mooney will pem-.it. tha* if hc can help it. If wc can free Mooney. thereby creating a precedent by which labor will be assured iustice' we will have done thc biggest kind o; reconstruction work. Would h'nd His Chances "On tlie other hand, if, as some fear thc meeting is turned into nn ultra radical political affair. whether it he called Bolshevik or not, Moon, -.- will he stabbed in th? house of h\ - nip T'0?cd frienJs. We realize that in the present tat< '.r- public opinion a Bol? shevik tag en Mooney means an end to his chances and that hc v,;!! stay m^prison to the eiul of his days." "It may be that' the matter can bc disposed of hy first disposing of the Mooney cosc," continued Nolan, "and then allowing those who mav wish to do so to hold a political meeting. That is one way put. ' Nolan L-aid he hoped John Fitzpat nck, candidate of Chicago's labor party ? or Mayor and leader of lhe trade union movement here, would serve as temporary chairman. He also iaid hc had consultcd with Ed Nockels, probably the stronges! labor man in md that Nockels and he had Egreed -; ? iv;.;7;: must he confined i to a discussion of Mooney's case and , nothing clae. Friends of Fitzpatrick cxpressed i doubt thai he v/ou'd take part in the ! meeting unless he wns definitely as sr.red that it would not resolve itself mto an organized attack on the Ameri ; can Federation of Labor and also not be used to form n new political party. Labor Leaders Won't Attend While there are several men of na? tional prominence in the labor move? ment in Chicago, it is doubtful if any of them will take part in the confer ence. Among them are Matthew Woll, acting president of the American Fed? eration of Labor in the absence abroad of Samuel Gompers, and George W. Perkins. of the Cigarmakers Interna? tional Union. Woll is here on business of the photo-engravers. He says hc will not, attend. Neither will Perkins. Nor will any of the great interna , tional unions he represented. The ? machinists and tho miners. most radi? cal of all the unions making up tlie American Federation of Labor, have declined to participate in the meeting as a national body. So, too, have the teainsters, the longshoremen, the car? penters and the printers. The Amalgamated Clothing Worker*--, the radical New York East Side body which has been fighting the American Federation of Labor, is expected to '? havo representatives present, and it is thought possible that the International Ladies' Garment Workers, largely a Xew York organization; the Mine and Smelter Workers and the Pulp and Sulphite Workers will be represented i as international bodies. Few Unions Represented All told, Secretary Nolan cstimates that perhaps "a half dozen interna i tional unions" may be represented as , such. Of thc 17,.r>00 local and central bodies in thc country, he estimates that 1,000 will by represented by dele? gates. There vill he no representative of thc San Francisco Tra Ies and Labor , Council, the central body of Mooney's home town. Tho council has specifi callv refused to participate, though Kcveral of its constituent bodies have men here. The largest Pacific Coast delegation will coniu from Seattle, hearied by James R. Duncan. Thi? is a radical group, and is expected to bring with it t're plan lor tlie independent West? ern lnbor mcvement. The call tor tbe conference is so looscly drawn that almost anything icmotcly connected with labor or poli? tics may be presented. Thc tentative programme rails for Federal interven tio:i in Mooney's ca^e, for a campaign of publicity to obtain a law cover? ing cases similar to Mooney's. and. as a last. rosort, a general strike. 1 hc call, however. provides for the con? sideration of "other plans and proposi t.ions tha',. organizations have instruct-1 ed their dclegate.; to prerent.-' \ Would Help I. W. W. Under thi? heading a resolution will be adopted calling for thc pardon of the I. W. W. and other "political pris \ oners." lt will also permit of the introduc tion of a resolution calling on West i ern unions of radical tendencies to i-uhdraw from the American Federa? tion. Such a resolution is ready, but i whether or r.ot it will be presented de ? pends o;i the sitccefs Nolan may or i may not have in keeping out matters ; not direclly connected with Mooney's | case. i Thc Western Federation of Labor ! movement is not new. One was formed I many years ago by the Socialist, anti | Gompers elcment in thc labor niovc ment, but it was short-lived. Later, the Western Federation of Miners. of ' which the I. AV. W. is the sole surviv ing child. wns sought to bc used as th" nucleus of a similar movement. W. Bourke Cotkran, of New York, of counsel for Mooney, will arrive hero to-morrow to address the convention Wednesday. Frank P. Walsh, former chairman. with ex-President Taft, of the War Labor Board, will speak just before adjournment. Auto Parts Trust Case Ln Twenty-one individuals and scventcen corporations composing the menibcr ahip of the National Associatior; of Automobile Accessory Jobbers were placed on trial yesterduy before Judge Learned Hand, in thc i/ederal District Court, on an indictment returned near? ly a ye ir ago chargirig violation of the Sherman anti-trust law. As the otTence charged is only a mis demeanor, Judge Hand nformed Emory 11. Buckner and Claude Thompson, coun: el for the defendants, that it is not necessary for them to have their clients in court during the course of the trial. It is expected that the trial will last 'about. eight weeks. Assistant United Statcs Attorney Henry Guiler and Ben A. Mathews have charge of thc prosccution. Yesterday's session was taken up b" tho examiriation of jurors. fet'YI IT TO-DAY IF YOU HAVE NOT YET READ %JP rsemen IT IS ONE NOVEL YOU MUST NOT LEAVE UNREAD Cloth, $1.90 (postage extra). At all bookstores or may br ordered direct from E. P. DUTTON & CO., 681 Fifth Ave., New York superstitious? What would you do? If you found thc maid had put your shoes on a shelf higher than your head> If a friend offered you a knife for a present/ If you found you had forgotten to wear your rnagic ring? They say? That singers are particularly superstitious. You v/il) he ahic to judge for yourself when you open Next SUNDAY'S TRIBUNE GRAPHIC DAUGHTER OE SLAYER OF JACQUES LEBAUDY Jacqueline Lebaudy, to protect whom Mme. Lebaudy is said to have killed husband. Mme. Lelwiidy Says She Killed 'ushand lo Save Her Daughter ( onl inucd from pusc I ipa is there. . and dorness for the girl. Harry Mocro, thc niother's attorney, said the statements laid to Lebaudy, i:i which hc denied tlie parentage of Jacqueline, ".ere nbso lutely false, as Kiisc Roucuct, thc cook, had been thc trirl's nursc in infancy. Mme, Le-bandy was till conlincd in her bedroom. After the mcctinp: with Mr. Moore she had but one other vi'si tor, nnd that was thc kindly Father McGinnis. His, story of th" woman was given to tlie newspaper men in an interview, and lie declared Lebaudy was insane without a doubt. Father McGinnis se id : "I was frequently called iv thc dead of the night to settle quarrels between Lebaudy and his wife. J alwa; bu ' & licved sometning tragic would happen; either Lebaudy would kill her cr she would kill him. 1 have been more iro qtfently called there than anywhen else. The girl would often call mc on the 'phone, saying excitcdly, " hero!" and 1 would go ovei Th.re would always he quarr arguments, and 1 would find thc girl loeked up in a room Somctimes both mother and daughter would bc loeked up together. "He had chased his wife around thc roorn with a. knife ir. his hand. Hc was insane, without doubt. ar.d there is no ono around her who does not believe it. Lebaudy's Assaults Anticipated "Jacqueline's life has been one of continual torment. I would often go over there and find Mrs. Lebaudy all dressed, waitinc; for thc usual assault on the house- by her husband. She would be so frightened she would un ticipate his visits and would 1 ick up the girl to protect her against her father." Lebaudy's ecccntricities were the talk of the county. He would. it is said, put ice on the hay mows tp keep the hay cool; he would saddle cows, hitch them to automobilcs, hire mes sengcr boys ar.d farmers to carry en an imaginury cavalry charge against his neighbors, himself ridin:.: one of thc few good horscs in his s table, blowinp flourishes on a tin bugle; he was extravagant with his wife i nc night and would come home tli" next without a penny. He would have gold pieces in his pcckel and somctimes would bring home large quantities of coal or cans of oil. Called "Count" on Broadway Lebaudy's 1'reak mannerisms and bis absoiute dis'.ain for conventions won him reputation among the Broadway cafes, where he was always called the "Count." He had several aliascs, and this fact mad- it difficult for hi:. friends to trace him. He was the common law husband of Mme. Lebaudy, it is said. "There can be little doubt as to the legality of the relntion between Mme. Lebaudy and her late husband," Mr. Moore, counsel for thc woman, said to-day. He stated emphatically that the law would recog nizc Mme. Lebaudy as lhe inheritor by at least one-third of whatever estate the ''EmperoT of Sahara" left, and thc rest, he said, would naturaliy 150 to the daughter. who was the only child. Mr. Moore is lookir.g for a wil. So far the search has, proved fruitlcss. Should there he no document of that kind the court would appoint an ad? ministrator, Mr. Moore said. Lebaudy Insane, Moore Says Lebaudy had already beon eharged with insanity twice, Mr. Moore said. The last charge waa pi'eferred by his wife after some net of violence, ' Two commissioners of lunacy declared Le baudy to be insane," Mr, Moore said, "but he was released from the asylum on a writ of hnbeas corpuii, and Judge Callahan di.inissod thc case. that 111 1010." Moore told of an atte ;ipl ? to cject his wife from tbe. ip 191 !. Judge Lewi? Sn ith then Digtrict Attorney ol Na ty, was called by Mrs, Lobaiuly ..' night, Moore rolutod, Mrs. Lobaudy v.'us alarmed, .aying thal t . , itrangfi men wcrc taking tin- furniture from her homc. The |)intriet Attorney neilt help and found thnt thc men had no ritfht to movo the things, They had to roplaeo them. A conversation which Mr, Moore had with thc daughtor Jacquelini Inte lan night proved that, ihe father had bCMl nlmoKt bru'.V in his treatment of ' since !thc waa four ycara 01,l. "1 can lir ? 1 emomber," ; ho girl said, "tho time 1 liv.-d wltll inniiiiiia and pi pa at, thc Hot.-i Savoy, New York. I wiii ttbout five years oid, i remembei 1 api( wi, Blwayo harsh and unkind to me. lle \s.:n called thc Coiwi, de Lyc 11 Li bi d premises ?. ho <"i 1 ni C 11 And when we move,! later fo long Isl? and hc did not improvc. Ii-.' made me do hard work aboul the house most of thc time." A liveryman of Mineola, John A. Sea? man, said he had take.i Lebaudy over from thc \ illagc to hi? I ousc recently and thal Lel au ly offered him $5,000 ; if ii" could gcl ' is wife and child out of the house. "1 am going to buy 1,000 cows and 1 want to use the place for a dairy farm," Lebaudy told him. Thi ? v.i; i on thc Sunday bc fore Le? baudy was killed. He told Seaman that the people in the house were not re vlatcd to him; hc asked the man also if he carried a gun, and also directed thc liveryman io paint a "For Sale" ? ig i and pui it on thc hous i. i'hc following .'-':.I iinia-. Seaman was c ill cd to Thc ' odge, and hc found L, buud;, ... ring, down the cel lar doora and wanted to use Sea? man' - i ool i. 'i i',>r ?? he purpose. He asked Seaman Lo drive over private roads, and whtni hc refused Le baud\ beeame angercd, saying, "If thcre's any trouble ['11 buy the whole place." il,' ijaid later h ? would control I all of Nassau County himself, accord? ing to Sea man' ? ? tory, Tl. w ho have called on Mme. Le? baudy say the house is practlcally barren of furniture downstairs. The upper parl is furnished plainly but comfortably. Lebaudy's lit- of economy lefl his wife without sufficient means to purchase 'oal, il is said. fle dam aged t!-e ho1 water system of 'he house on a rec nt vi3it, aboul t\v., months ago, when hc went about with an axe terrifying the occupants, according to >?'!">-. Little coal stoves kept the upper bedrooms warm. Many of the fiftv rooms of the dwelling arc unin habitablc, The house i i a drab gray color. badly ii-, need of paint. The spacious grounds, once a beautiful park, now are nc glccted. Detectives Giiard Grounds Detective James Barbuti and Con stable Charles O'Connor and Lester Thorn havo been keeping lonely watch over ihe place, and are within calling distantc of Mme. Lebaudy. Mrs, Phineas Seaman, w'fe of thc county sheri F, said the apartment oc? cupied by Blanea de Saullcs and Mrs. Florenec Carman would be put in readiness for Mme. Lebaudy. if she were transferrcd to thc jail. The room she showed was a plain little bedroom that communieated with the shoriff's j p.-rtn enff*. .'??'? Kosenfeld, thc messenger who accompanied Lehaudy to Westbury tbe night 1.' was shot, told two soldiers frcm Camp Mills, who found him cry ing because Lebaudy had not paid him h $2 messenger foe, that Lebaudy had terriried him by his actions. Th" soldiers who related this were Ray moiid D. Jubb, of Baltimore, and Harry Dover, of Fresno, Cal., both privLtes .7 Roosevelt Aviation Field. No Record of Wealth The lack of definite information as to Lebaudy's fortune, reputed to be several million . is clm to thc manner in which ho kenl his money. Iie loft no record of his wealth, and further i e< was known to have carried large si'.ma about in sttchcls and boxes, plac ing them at. various hotels like ordi | nary baggage, Moore said the strong box in th- Lodge .vould have to be !".', ken oprn. Thi life -7 '';-, -;lnin millionaire rcp.ds like ;i taie of thc Arabian Nights. Aftoi his escapade in the Sahara, with ih, fall of his "cinriire" there, he went lo Lond< i and istablished an claboratc . itirl in Ihe Suvoy Hotel. ITc had a glitt.cring throne ri om r.iul made cvery (ni observc thc slrictest rule of court etiquette, especialiy Ihe rule prohibit ing any i i, roi aving his presenco with his back turned. He cain*1 from London to America, according to Moore, and continued his ? , ?- ???: of i "?' r-.'-; ?:?? ice nnd recklc ] ir.g for :, I iie.e nt Larchuiont, ? purchasing thc estate in West s.ili irn Mnrrtagc Lav. Followed Lebaudy'a lonsftn for not tr.akiti"; hi macraj ? -. ? " thu usual form was that il ,,",. col ! ted apFter the laws of thc of Sahai?-. ' Hc had always introduced Mine. Lebaudy as his wife. '1 | ,-f. ivill be no po libla litigation ,,.. !? : i- ....tate, d r. Mo< re - aid, "If Lebaudy ltft anything, hia relutives in France will nol ,'""t ' : 'l will, be , . '. .? i new Min !. Lebnu .1 ? well :. '.!' i ' I." ! i . - .? ho r Cobaudj wa ? de i.,,,:, ,| recall an oi I r with an upto ?\\ \ costumcr Un- 6,000 Bpiked German hol , ,, ; for immediate dolivory. !.? b.ui Ij' body is at o rlempstead un'ici Ial-:! r i utubliahmcnt, It was , to ,,:,;. li: ?! Mme, Lebaudy ?would duect thc arrangemonts forl Luric.'. Stenographer Tells Of Threalening Notes Dictated hy Lebaudy Jacques Lebaudy, sometime "Emperor j -?t' the Sahara," wrote threatening let- : -is to Madame Lebaudy, by whom he was shot and killed last Saturday night, j according to the public stenographer of i the Hotel Wallick, who handled much of Lebaudy's correspondence. These threats were somewhat vague and wcrc expressed in indefinite phrases, but : their purpose was unmistakable, the stenographer said, asssrting they ap plied also to Jacqueline. thc little I daughter of Mme. Lebaudy. These letters were not addressed to Mme. Lebaudy under that name, but "Comptesse de Loches," Mme. Le? baudy's former name. Each began "Dear Madam." and while none con tained a single word of love or affec. tion tlie stenographer declared she had gained the impression that he was ex tremely fond. in a way, of Mme. Le? baudy and her daughter and very jeal ous of them. On the other hand. she said, he had repeatedly expressed a desire to get them out of his Westbury. L. L, homc, saying over and ovi r that "they a'd not belong there" and that everything t!-,e,re was the property of the ^ondon and Liverpool Bank. "Uun Out" of Hotel Lebaudy spent much time around the writing room of thc Hotel Wallick, according to hotel employes, and fre quently made himsclf obnoxious to na trons of the hotel and the stenographer by his rough language and eccentric act ions, ile was a steady patron of the stenographer and thc impression be created is indicated by the entries in ; her cash hook reading- "The Nut," with thc amounts hc paid for work, ranging from 50 cents to $lu. entered oppositc that name. liis actions several times caused her to "run him out," as she, expressed it, and she took such action Saturday afternoon, shortly before Le? baudy left for Long Island. Lebaudy, who had been in the Wal? lick on Thursday and Friday, came into tbe writing room Saturday afternoon, accompanied by Mark Rosenfeld. a fif teen-year-old Western l'nion messen ger. and dictated two letters. One was addressed to "Robert Mantcll's Leading Woman." Wrote to Mrs. Mantell ln it he asked if the person addressea would consider an offer to become reader to a private family of three. lle gave assurance that the work would nol occupy more than three hours a day and that she would receive 20 pet cent more salary than she was ree.oiv ing at prcsent. He inclosed an cnvel ope addressed in care of the Hotel Wallick stenographer for a reply. ? Lebaudy, according to the stenog? rapher, was passionately fond of Shakespeare and frcquentiy paid her to read to him, becoming wildly ex eited if her reading of the lines did not express the lire and passion hc thought they required. Mantcll's lead? ing woman is Genevieve Hamper. who, in private life is Mrs. Mantell. She is nov. playing with her husband in Itoch cster, N, Y. After writing this letter, Lebaudy said he was going to the Manhattan Storage Warehouae at Seventh Avenue and Fifty-seventh Street. to get a bun dle of furs. lle asked the stenographer to accompany him as a witness and. when she declined, persuaded a young stationery salesman, who was in tho hotel, to go. They drove to thc warc house, but found it closed. Criticized >Ynrehouse Employes Lebaudy then returned to thc Wal? lick and dictated a letter to the ware? house company complaining of the dis courlesy of it employes and stating he would come to get what belonged to him January 13. Hc also made an ap? pointment with the salesman to accom? pany him at that time. At the warehouse yesterday it was said t,ebaudy h-.ul com'- to the place early in the afternoon and taken out a fur eoat. At first, employes said. hc had declined to sign a reccipt, but linaly had done so. He returned later in the afternoon but found only <hc watchman on duty. While dictaling his letter ,o the warehouse company, Lebaudy began tearing up sheets of paper and throw ing them on the floor. The stcnog raphcr demanded that hc stop this. When she had tinished the letter and lean.ed over to pick up thc I itter. h .? thrust a dollar-bill in payment for her ".?41k down the back of her waisjt. She indignantly resented this, she said. and ordered him out, Dictated in Early Morn Lebaudy evidently cxpected to stay some days at Westbury, she said, as he had given her his home telephone num? ber. Many of the replies to his letters came in her care. Once he had called her up at home at _:30 in the morning to dictatc a letter and another time at <5 a. m. She has no copies of Lebaudy's let? ters, as he watched carefully the num? ber of copies she m_dc and made sure nothing was left in her hands. She had seen. she said, biils in his possession for groceries c.nd provisions furnished the Westbury hottsehald and assumed that he had paid those, yet he had requested her to go to Westbury and watch ihe ininates of his house, which she had declined to do. Lebaudy's business correspondence, she said, was so diversified that for a long time after he began coming to the Wallick. she was unable to de? termine who or what he was. For a time, she said, she thought him a German spy, because once when she was reading to him something about the K.iibcr, ho- leaped to his feet and saluted. Wore Miifiler, Xot Collar lle was extremely careless of his personal appearance, she said- often wearing a muffier wrapped about his nec.k in place of a collar and his hends being usually unwashed. When Lebaudy came to thc Wallick Saturday, hotel cmployes said that Mark Rosenfeld, the messenger who carried the coffee, condonsed milk and other articles he h_d with him, even then was badly frightened. Rosenfeld still was in bed yesterday as a result of the shock and -fright suffered at Westbury Saturday night when he claims his life was threatened by Le? baudy. He will give his ve'rsion of tho oecurrences at the "House of Fifty Rooms" to the district attorney this morning. He sent word through his mothei th-nt Mme Lebaudy had pro tectod his life at thc risk of h?r own and that ho would defend her "to the : last drop of his blood." [?183,778 Contributed in Year To United Hospital Fund Albert H. Wiggin, treasurer of thc United Hospital Fund of N'ew York City, reported yesterday at the annual meeting of tho fund that receipts for the year were $183,778, n guin of 30 per cent over those of the previous year. Tho increase in administrative, adver? tising and cierical uxpense in raising money was oulv G per cent. it. is planned to raise $250,000 this year to maintaiii Pree hospital servico ajid help meol the deficit of $391,481 Incurred ui thc last year by thirty-six of ii"' forty- :. ho.-.nitnls connectcd with ihe fund. 1 Henry J. Allen SavsU. S. Lost * Needlesslv Lack of "Planes and Trans? portation Kesponsibie for ^ the Argomie Casualties Discarded Horses Used Governor Declares That in Aviation America Held "Domination of Hot Air" TOPEKA, Kan., Jan. 13.?Lack of equipment, airplanes and transporta? tion, facilities were responsible for the heavy losses* suffered by the 35th Di? vision in its drive against the Germans in the Argonne Forest. declared Gov ernjbr Henry .1. Allen this afternoon in an /idress at the City Auditoriurt. His speech, following the inaugural ex crcises, was the first Governor Allen1 has made on his cxperiences on the battlefront while in the Y. M. C A. I serviee. Governor Allen asserted that the 35th suffered 7,000 casualties in the six days' battle. or half the strength of the division. Censorship Arrogant Governor Allen, who spent ten months in France for thc Red Cross and \ . M. C. A., also criticised the cen? sorship, charging that it "beeame as arrogant and absolute asithe censor? ship of Germany, lacking onlj the German intelligence." "On September 25, the 35th Division started to ertcr the Argonne," said Governor Allen. "By noon the next day the doughboys had gone beyond range of the artillery and they fought tor four days without any artillery support. I went along thc roads lead? ing up to the battle lines and time attcr time I saw the roads choked with | the bodies cf horses that had been killed or bad died in the harness in Ihe efforts to bring up the artillery. Ihe lack of artillery support was not due to tha men or their officers. It was lack of transport. We didn't have enough horses, and what we did have were too old and fecble to do thc work." Discarded Horses Used The Governor declared that. there sliould have been 6,000 horses instead of 3,200, which iverc available when thc men tntercd tho battle, aud many "were old ones that the French had discarded as of no further use lo their." "Yet our army paid :?)O0 each for these animals, only to be forced to shoot them a day or so later because they were too old and feeblc to do the work." he continued. Governor Allen said ihe Germans maintained domination of the air on the American front. "We saw much in the papers that came t0 us of Ameri? can domination of the air. But we did r.ot know that lliroughout the war it was going to be a domination of hot air." he said. No Lack of Bravery "There was no lack of bravery on the part of our aviators. Oftentimes they went up knowing that one American 'plane and one or two American avia? tors were pitted against three, four or five German 'planes, "Not only did tbe airplane serviee pay the price, but the infantry also paid the price in human life for the pro? tection they expected and did not get. For there was no airplane guard for them." Wavy Deficit ?270,100.000 WASHINGTON, Jan. 13. Congress was asked to-day by Secretary Daniels to appropriate $270,400,000 to meet a deficit in the navy's expenses for the current (iscal year. The request in? cluded $137,400,000 for pay of sailors, $22,808,000 for provisions, $14,390,000 for freight and $13,000,000 i'or repair of vessels. War Insurance Bureau Now Two Months Behind Out of 2,500.000 Checks for -November and December Only 930.000 Mailed WASHINGTON. Jan. 13.- Of two and a half million checks for dependents' allotments and allowances deducted from soldiers' pay for November and Dr-cember only 030.000 have been mailed. Secretary Glass, reporting to? day on the War Risk Insurance Bureau's work in response to a Senate resolution, said all October payments had been made and checks for the la il two months would be out before the end of January. "ln order to make up th: existing arrearage," Mr* Glass said. "thc bureau is now. in a large number of cases, writing simultaneously checks to cover payments "iov November and Decem? ber." Colonel Lindsley. the new chief oi bui iu, told the Senate Military Committee last week that thc bureau had not functioned properlj in the past, and said he held himself per ?-? pom ible to thc pubiic for getting the money to the soldiers' dc pend* ,it i with as little further as possible. Members of Congn have ber. fl poded with letters and telegrams tell ing 0f the faihi "? of allotments and allowances t > arrive, and appealing for action to end the resultant suffering. Soldier Hurt in Fiirht Street Ballle Follows Debate Over Relative Heroism Private Hugh Ilcany, of 57 Newell Street, Brooklyn, a member of tbe 165th Infantry the old 69th- who was invalided home, after having been wounded at Chateau Thierry, is in the Greenpoint Hospital. Brooklyn, with a fractured skull. He is not expected to 1'in c. He waa injured in a fight with two discharged soldiers, following a visit to v. cabaret in Ridgewood, Queens County, early, yesterday morning. Heany's assailants were draft men who did not go overseas. There had been a dispute in the restaurant, Private Heany's friends say, as to thc relative bravery of the men who were in action and those wl 0 did not go to Europe. The men met outside and. it is said, before lleany, who walked with a cane, had a chance to make any defence, one of the white chevron men hit him, knocking him down. The police have arrested two soldiers. Interned. Wins Release Pittsburgh Manufaeturer Pro tcst? Loyalty to U. S. ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 13.- Charles F Banning, wealthy Pittsburgh manufac turer. interned at Fort Oglethorpe a-; an enemy alien, was ordered rcleased to-day by Federal Judge Newman, who granted a writ of habeas corpus, brought by Banning, a native of Ger? many. Judge Newman sustaincd Banning's contention that he was an American citizen and that his internment was illegal. The government gave. notice of an appeal, and bail was <;et at S10. 000. which Banning said hc would fur? nish immediately. He nrotcsted bis loyalty to the I'nited States. Banning came to America in 1884 and later was naturali/.ed. Iie was ar? rested last fall for remarks alleged to be derogatory to the government and the armv-, and on an aasertion that be had forfeited his citizenship by re? turning to Germ-my in 1906 hc was in? terned. Two Killed When "Plane Falls FORT WORTH, Texas. Jan. 13.- Two aviators training at Carruthers Field were killed here this morning when their 'plane dropped into a tail spin and fell 5.000 feet. They were Lieu? tenant John E. Garbut, of Sheridan, Wyo., and Mechanic R. L. Quinn, of Piti I urgh, Penn. iitcheon's New Dress Cottons 'HE LEADING fashion authorities favor fme "cotton fabrics" for the coming season. James McCutcheon & Company, in anticipation of the great demand. have prepared a most elaborate collection of the most wanted fabrics gathered from the foremost French, English and Swiss Manufacturers, as well as the best in American-made goods, featuring: COLORED FABRICS ENGLISH PRINTS SWISS ORGANDIES 11A NfiKERCIilEF LINEN DOTTED SWISS FINE GINGHAMS CREPE GEORGETTE PRINTED (Silk and Cotton) NOVELTY VOILES WIHTE FABRICS NOVELTY FRENCH CREPES NOVELTYFRENCH VOILES EMBROIDERED BATISTE DOTTED SWISS FINE PIQUES VOILES and MARQU1SETTE FANCY SKIRTINGS January Sale Fine Lingerie Materials Two thousand boxes of our famous "Spinning Wheel Brand" Nainsooks and Long Cloths are offered at the following Special Prices: Quality (10 yards to each bo.-:) A "Spinning-vvhecl" Nainsook 39 in. wide B "Spinning-wheel" Nainsook 39 in. Wide C "Spinning-wheel" Nainsook 39 in. wide D "Spinning-wheei" Nainsook 39 in. wide 100 "Spinning-wheel" Longcloth 36 in. wide 200 "Spinning-wheel" Longcloth 3G in. wide 300 "Spinning-wheel" Longcloth 44 in. wide 4.75 (Sold in lO-yard pieces only, each piece to a box) Per bc:: $2.5G 3.50 3.95 4.50 3.75 4.25 Fifth Avenue New York cu. Trade Mon; 3 1th a n (1 3 3d Streets , .fi, A:?--rtiops ?re Prlc:? g - * ??? CluilPy?Ssrvice We Seir Dcpendablc Merchandlse at Prices 1 ower Than Any Other Store, but ior Cash Onf\ Store opens ?:C0 A. W. and closes 5:30 P. M. A Sudden Drop? Are you prepared for a fall in temperature? How about a warm, comfortable looking ulster? Heavy dark Oxford frieze, f u 11 lined in worsted plaid. Satin yoke and sleeves. Double breasted model, tour ist belted back. $35.75 Fur Caps Specialiy priced at $4.74. Black coney fur, Detroit style" with convertible visor and ear lapts. An ideal cap for motoring, driving or winter sports. Men's Sweaters White all wool, heavy weight, Shaker knit Coat Sweaters. Pocket knit in, shawl collar or V-neck. Shawl collar, $5.49 Regularly $7.24' V-neck, $4.96 Regularly $5.24 Angora Y ar n Sweaters Coat model. two poekets, V - neck ; Oxford, gray, green mixtures and two tone effects. $9 #9 Reg. $12.49 and $13.49 Warrn Scarves Greatly Reduced. All wool. imported and do? mestic. 59C to $1.98 ^D@S?S?Flftli OToor. Men's Rubber Hip Boots $8.94 a pair A late winter makes this a most seasonable oppor? tunity to obtain high grade boots of durable M quality at decided sav m ings. Soles are cemented i- and reinforced. Solid rub m ber, riveted heels. .if Heavy Arctics g Which prove a barrier to ' cold and a preventive of ra damp feet. 1 4 buckle, fleece lined, $3.49 I i buckle, fleece lined, $2.49 I Rubbersof Quality ij Heavy black rubber. red -oles and heels. $1.89 jj Tan rubbers, black si I end heels, $1.97 i" fiWQOTS ?Main Floor Balcony, -"' ^ 351 h Street, Ki , 1 The Glad Hand I . At $3.74 Were $4.74 These men's gloves de serve it, for the 2 in 1 feature of a wooicn glove within a gray suede glove assures warm hands and the extra length protects the wrists, Prixseam sewn, strap and c!asr> at wrist. . Fleece Lined Svede ? warm glove, unusual at E A ... this price. Gray or Tan, $1.89 1 Warm Pulses M help a lot, and these men's wool wristlets are an ex? cellent grade at so low a ;' :,ilce- 29c and 46c m ^aa^ra -Main ri.,..r. n?Bv.