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Democrats Aid
In Plans of New
Radical Party
Two Cabinet Members Said
to Havo Been Represented
in Conferences That Pre
ceded the National Call
Mr Wilson Not Unaware
Meyer London Visited Pres?
ident Just Before He Left
for Paris on March 4
Th. attitude of tho politically wise
toward tho new omnibus party of radi
cals, the launching of which was an
nounced yesterday, is that one should
wait to see more of its features before
making predictions.
For several months some such move?
ment as thii has been expected. It runs
parallel to a conviction on the part of
many prominent Democrats that party
euccess in 1920 is improbable without
the active cooperation of radicalism.
There have been a number of confer,
ences with that end in view.
Extreme secrecy from the beginning
has been observed with reference to
tho identity of those who participatcd
in tho conferences. In conscquence
gossip has been busy, and the same ru
mors which accurately forccast the
launching of the new party movement
on Thursday now connect with it the
names of several men high in thc coun
cils of the Democratic party.
Some Who Are Named
For instance, it is declared that Sec?
retary of War Baker was represented
in at least one or two of tho confer?
ences, and that Secretary of Labor Wil?
son also was present by deputy. George
Creel also is named. There are hints
that President Wilson was not unaware
of what was taking place. On the day
before he sailed for France, March 4,
the President had long conferences in
Washington with both Representative
London, the only Socialist in Congress,
and Representative Baer, of North Da
kota, the Non-Partisan League member
of the lower house.
There is no suggestion, however, that
the President or any of his Cabinet
who may have been represented at
purejy economic conferences had any
part in framing the radical programme
which is outlined in the call for the
William Randolph Hearst is said to
have been represented. His publica
tions are depended upon to Bpread the
propaganda of the new international
ism, and are already engaged in the
task; and of course there were repre
sentatives at the conference of the
Nonpartisan League and the National
party. Others named in the gossip
about thc movement as participating
are Frank P. Walsh and Louis i. Post,
Assistant Secretary of Labor.
Two Elements in the Movement
There are declared to be two ele?
ments in the movement who are en?
gaged already in a quiet contest for
supremacy. One of these seeks to
make the organization a distinctly new
party, pledged to the most extreme i
radical principles, and would like to I
capture the Democratic party organ?
ization. This element is in the ma
jority and is responsible for the su?
! gcstion of the soviet system, which is
vaguely hinted at in thc call for a
| national conference. Thc other ele
1 ment hopes to keep the new movement
I toned down and turn it to the uses of
I the Democratic party.
j J. A. H. Hopkins, who has taken
the leadership in tlie movement, says
I "There is nothing to he hoped for*
j from either of the old political parties.
1 They have nothing but political issues.
whereas the issues which the nation
faces now are distinctly and emphati
! cally economic."
A Democratic national committee
i man, when hc was asked his vicws
about tho new party, said:
"Let il come. Wo may as well meet
the issue and have it over with.. The
gentleman who said the old parties are
barren of issues was morc than half
right. The war has left us in an eco?
nomic conditioh which is ripe for new
political alignments and it will bo a
good thing for thc nation to sce just
where we stand."
Union Seehs Rclcasv
Of Men on Ellis Island
The Central Fedcratcd Union at its
meeting last night adopted a resolution
calling upon the Secretary of Labor to
release the twenty-one I. W. VV. men
now held on Ellis Island for deporta
tion. Thc resolution was adopted after
an address by Caroline Lowe, attorney
for the men. lt also called upon thc
Secretary of Labor to prevent further
employment of spies to trap 1. W. W.
men in the Western lumber camps.
William Kohn. chairman of the cx
ccutive committee of the local brarich
of the American Labor party, denied
that the American Labor party would
join any political amalgamation'of radi
cal elements, as indicatcd in n adver
tisement corftained in the current issue
of "The Nation." Mr. Kohn also said
the I. W. W. was precluded from any
participation in such a movement, be
causa its coii3titution especially pro
hibited participation in politics or gov?
James P. Holland, president of the
State Federation of Labor, urged that
the labor unions of the state give more
general support to women candidatcs
for office, especially legislative. lie de?
clared that thc women members of the
present Legislature had proved more
conscientious than the men, doing more
for labor than the latter, who even
when they had sponsorecl bills were
prone to permit them to dic in commit?
tee, whereas Ihe women were disposed
to fight for them.
I Rich Tax Dodgers
Scored by Cohalan
Effort to Defeat State Assess
ment on Harbeck Estate
Arouses Surrogate
Surrogate Cohalan forcibly express?
ed his views yesterday on men of
wealth who try so to arrange their
place of residence that their estate
will not have to pay an inheritanco
j tax. The Surrogate spoke during the
hearing on thc application of State
\ Controller Travis that the $2,900,000
! estate left by John II. Harbeck bc
compeiled to pay the State of New
York $61,000 as a transfer tax on the
estate. Mr. Harbeck died in 1910 at
the Hotel Plaza. His widow, Mrs.
Kate A. Harbeck, who received $2,- j
700,000, probated his will here and
contended her husband was a resi- I
dent of Colorado. The State of Colo- !
rado tried to collect a tax, whereupon
Mrs. Harbeck said her husband wa3 a j
resident of New York. The Harbecks i
had a house in Boulder, Col., which
they occupied a few months each year.
Surrogate Cohalan, who reserved '
decision, declared "some men amasa
a fortune or inherit one, and go from
one state to another and think their
home is wherever they hang their hat
up, and as long as there is a tax they j
don't live anywhere. If it can be j
shown that this raaii's domicile was j
New York, I am going to see to it that !
his estate pays to this state what is !
coming to it."
at is this
LAND and other prominent authori?
ties tell what they have found out about
the cause and character of this baffling
T^TEW YORK Now the Biggest City That Ever
1 ^1 Was. It passed London in population early
this year. There are over 8,000,000 of us. A story
to interest every resident of the New World
Metropolis-?by James L. Bakret.
* H" * H?
A CHARACTER Sketch of Archbishop Hayes,
the first American-born head of America's
greatest diocese, sympathetically portrayed by
Percy T. Edrop.
* * * *
j ITTLE Journeys Through the Kaiser's Empty
-?-^ Head.?Dr. Coriat, noted psycho-analyst, tells
why the Kaiser made himself partner to Gott.
?"HpHE Enchantmcnt of Cuchulain?a mystic tale
A of life in the days of the Irish Kings, poetically
told?by Eleanor Rogers Cox.
* * * sj:
I^IGHT Pages of Features, of Facts and Fiction
> not to be missed by any rcader who wants to
be a contemporary of himself.
nagazine Section of To-morrow
Boulevard Map Plan
For Jamaica Bay Is
Adopted by Board
Mayor Airs His Views on
Citizens League and Other
Matters Before Estimate
Body Reaehes Its Decision
The Board of Estimate and Appor
j tionment discussed yesterday the plan
to construct a boulevard across Ja?
maica Bay from Sheridan Avenue to
Beach Channcl Drive. After Mayor
Hylan had had his say about the Citi?
zens' Union, Leonard M. Wallstein,
thc previous administration, payments,
pavements and leases and Controller
Craig and Borough President Connolly
of Queens each had pointed out t'nc
other's errors, the Board of Estimate
and Apportionment adopted the map
Borough President Connolly opened
the repartcc with an explanation that
only thc map, and not the physical
construction of thc boulevard, was be?
fore the board.
"What about thc long lcase this man
Day got down there durmg the last
administration and the Citizens'
Union didn't say a word?" demanded
Mayor Hylan at this point.
Borough President Connolly replied
that long leases were common and
that the "Day people" would relinquish
voluntarily their title to any part of
the lease affected by the constructioy
of the boulevard.
"There is a man by thc name of
Wallstein," said the Mayor, "who now
runs the Citizens Union and who was
Commissioner of Accounts during the
time thc last administration gave away
almost all of Jamaica Bay. We didn't
hcar a word from the Citizens' Union
about it then."
Controller Craig said Borough Pres?
ident Connolly was in error. It was
not merely thc map that was in ques?
tion, tlie Controller said, for when
that was npproved then there would
bc the plan for the construction of
thc boulevard and an appropriation.
Borough President Connolly insisted
that only the map was under discus
"Well, I, for one," said tlie Con?
troller, "will not vote to improve the
land of the Broad Channel Corpora?
tion at the expense of the city."
So the Mayor asked to hear from
the Broad Channel Corporation. H. S.
Sayres, its treasurer, said his corpora?
tion had not agreed to pave the boule?
"We never agreed to pave anything,"
he added.
"That's just it," Mayor Hvlan agreed
with enthusiasm. "You don't want to j
pay anything."
,/'I^said 'Puve>' "ot 'pay,'" returnedj
Mr. Sayres. "P-A-V-E."
Controller Craig said:
"This discussion is unnecessary. It
is simply a question of whether or not !
the Broad Channel Corporation is go- !
ing to stand between the Koekawavs
and this improvement."
"It is a question," amended Borough
President Connolly, "of whether or not
the Controller is going to stand be- '
tween the Rockaways and this improve- l
The question of the map was put to I
a vote. The Board of Estimate and ?
Apportionment gave formal approval,
Controller Craig dissenting, and the ?
audience, Rockaway residents, ap
Has New Kinds of Food
Canucks Have Learned to Like
Whalc Meat, Bcaver and
Other New Dishes
War-time conservation has given.
Canada a number of new kinds of food
that bid fair to remain permanently on i
the national raenu. Among the new '
foods are whale meat, ftatfish, beaver
and wild rice.
The Consolidated Whaling Corpora
tion, which succecdcd the Victoria
Whaling Company in 1918, has offices
in Toronto and Victoria, and operates
three whaling stations at Kyuquot and
Rose Harbor, on Vancouver Island,
and at Naden Harbor, Queen Charlotte
Island, with ten steamers to hun*
Whale?. It also controis two whaling '
companies operating at Bay City,
Wash., and at Akutan Island, Alaska.
The season lasts from May to Septem
ber. The Canadian catch for 1917 was '
379 whales and 500 for 1918.
Canned Whale Meat
The principal whales taken are the
nnback and humpback. They meas- i
,ure from forty to eighty-five feet in
length and average in weight one ton
to a linear foot. The little steel steam?
ers which hunt them shoot a harpoon '
from a gun in the bow. The dead whale \
is inflatcd with air to prevent thc pos?
sibility of its sinking and towed to
from Algonquin Provincial Park were
introduced in Toronto last year. Their
popularity spread through the prov?
ince into Manitoba and across the line i
into Minncsota. Beaver have been
protecte'd by law for years, but they i
have increased so rapidly that open ?
seasons have been permitted in cer- i
tain districts in which to trap them,
and experiments in colonizing beaver i
outside of Algonquin . Park. along the
line of the Grand Trunk railway have
been undcrtaken with an idea of prop
agating the animals on a commercial
Wild rice, which grows in abundance j
Sn the lake region of Western Canada,
was rp.rcly caten until commission men !
of Canada and the United States saw !
its possibilities as food during the I
period of conservation. They estab-!
lished n market for it and it is now i
in growing demand.?Chicago Evening |
Governor Reviews 7lst
With Military Staff and Family
Ile Inspects Kegiment
Governor Smith, accompanied by
Mrs. Smith, his daughter and his en
tire military staff attended a review
of thc 71st Regiment held at the ar?
mory last, night. Following irispection
and thc review, a stand of colors was
presented to the organization by the
veU ran corps of artillery. The entire
regiment then sang several popular
war songs.
A buffct lunch was served in the
officers' rooms. This evening thc Gov?
ernor will review the Kth Coast Ar?
tillery X'orps in Thc Bronx.
Woman Get* ?25,000 Vcrdict
Against Chicago Poltcemen
CHICAGO, March 21.-?Mrs. Mar
garet Reevcs, wife of Melville Reeves,
known as tlie "skyscraper burglar,"
to-day was awarded $25,000 in damnges
against Nicholax Hunt, former chief of
detectives, nnd Detoctivo Scrgeant
Charles Gratton, on her charge of falso
Mrs, Reeves charged that the officers,
while rtoeking her husband, broke into
fti I otel nportmcnl tvhilc ihe was In
I ci bath and compolled her to dress In
: ' Il !?? !??'?? She sued ror $75,000,
The award wua mudo by a jury.
American Socialist
Society Fined $3,000
A fine of $3,000 was imposed yester?
day afternoon, by Judge Julius M.
Mayer, in the United States District
Court, upon thc American Socialist
Society, found guilty by a jury re?
cently of violating the espionage act.
j Earl *R. Barnes.. the United States At
i torncv. urg:d the maximum tine of
! $10,000.
This society was tried jointly with
I Scott Nearinsr for publishing a pamph
! let written by Nearing called thc
j "Great Madness." Nearing wa.s ac
Mr. Barnes argucd that the text
I of thc pamphlet was calculated to
make a had impression on the minds
of those who read it. He charged
the defendant with knowing ii;. i<>
be true.
S. John Block. for thc defence, dis
cussed the economic views and teaeh
ings of the society and said there
had never b'jen any intent to violatc
! the law.
Judge Mayer said he belicved
j that the defendant had no malicious
purpose in publishing the pamphlet,
| and for this reason and the dignilied
; manner in which the trial was con
! ducted he felt impelled not to inflict
: the extreme penalty.
His chief criticism of thc pamphlet
! was its glaring and indefensible inac
: curacies. Judge Mayer grantci". a stay
j of judgment until April 14th, to per
; mit counsel to prepare and submit
a writ cf crror,
W. U. Messengers
Deisy Bolslievism
Aniinates Strike
iWe Want to Do Everything
Like Law Ahiding Boys,
Says Yoiithful Leader;
Zone Svslem a Grievance
Jailure to receive a telegram, cost
i ing two and onc-half cents to delivcr,
may loso some brokcr $1,000,000.
Adolf Brunwasser, seventeen-year old
j president of the striking Western
Union Messengers Union, said yester?
day. "We have got deliveries in the
downtown and financial districts tied
up," hc added. "They are trying to
telephone the messages, and if they
don't connect, they mail 'em. A
broker can't wait for the mail." The
union, he said, would appea] to-mor
row to the War Labor Board to settle
the dispute.
Otlicers of the union denied their
strike was a Bolshevik movement. "I
challenge any Western Union official
who says we are influcnced by Bolslie?
vism to meet me in joint debate," said
Isadore Sturman, fourteen-year old
secretary. "I can show we are not."
"We want an increase of half a cent
for delivering messa'ges for which we
are now paid two and one-half cents,"
said Brunwasser, who supports his wid
owed mother.
"We protest against the zone sys?
tem the company wants to put in be?
cause it \vou!d cut down every boy's
pay. Thc old way n kid with no an
c'nors on his feet could make from ?1G
to $:?"> a week, With tiie zone sys?
tem he can't make more than $10 or
$12. We want a Sl* increase for week
workers, who now get $12 for day
work and $16.25 for a seven day week
at night, and also ar-k a six day week
for night workers and a lunch hour.
"Nearly 2,000 boys are out and we
will have all the oftiees in the city
tied up to-morrow. We ain't iooking
for trouble. We want to get recog?
nition of the union and win this strike
peaceably, and are going to do every?
thing like lawabiding boys."
There were several clashes between
pickets and messengers yesterday.
Four strikers were arrested, one boy
being taken in twice. Sol Grubois,
an organizer of the union, said the
Western Union had hired strong-arm
men and stationed them in front of
each office to inttmidate pickets.
Meyer Wolozansky, a member of the
strike committee, said when the com?
mittee went to present their demands
to D. Skelton, in charge of thc Western
Union messenger service, last Friday,
in company with their attorney, 1. M.
Sackin, of *J7l Broadway, they were
told tho company would not deal with
any attorney. Tuesday night, he added,
the boys decided to give the company
twenty-four hours' notice of a strike,
but before this could be done, thc
union leaders were discharged and
strike breakers put into the Twenty
third Street office.
Xo statement was issued at Western
Union headquarters, but it was said
unofficially thc strike had had but lit?
tle effect in delaying delivery of
Tobacco War Declared
Blow to Small Stores
The price-cutting war that started
between the Schulte and United Cigar
stores companies has spread to the
rest of the trade, nnd unless soon
quellcd, tobacco dealers predicted yes?
terday, will result in- ovcrwhelming
many smaller dealer.-.
L. M. Gales, president of the Liggett
Drug Company, which met the 'irice
cutters by reducing the price of its j
own tobacco and cigarettes, yesterday
termed the conflict as "injudicious and
bad for business."
"Liggett has taken its action mere?
ly for sclf protection," he said.
Mr. Gales said there was no appar
ent reason I'or the conflict. Hc as- ]
serted no tobacco concern can sell at
present prices and make a profit, but
added that when a company operating
a chain of stores makes a cut in
prices this cut must be mot.
"I imaptne we can stand the gaff as
well as Schulte," he remarked.
When asked what had caused the
price-cutting Mr. Gales merely
Bhrugged his shoulders.
'?How can I tell why they are doing
it." he asked. "There is no apparent
reason. Price-cutting is sometimca
done for silly personal reasons."
Ship Germans Oippled
Makes Slow Passage to U. S. j
SAN' JUAN, March 21.?-For four
months thc Brazilian passenger steam
ship Leopoldina, formerly thc Ham
burg-Amcrican Iiner Bldcher, has been
voyaging by easy stages from Por
nambuco, Brazil, toward New York'
and has arrived hero. Frequent ro
pairs have been necessary, owing to
tho fact that when she was intcrnod
a- Pernambuco *hy the Brazilian au?
thorities after lirazil soized the Ger?
man vcaaela in Brazilian ports, tho
Bltlchcr'H crcw endcavored to destroy
her engines and damage tho boilers
by burning flrea under them when they
contuined no water.
On her way north Ihe Leopoldina
waa compelled to atop for Bixty-three
dnya al Port of France Martinique,
to undergo repaira to her burnod boii
frH. The veasel ia under command of
n Brazilian naval ofTlcer and is to bo
thoroughly ovorhnul h\ ul New York ;
and thon placed in tho French truns-,
atluntic oorvioa j
Becker Declines
To Cross-Examine
Baif Case Witness
Instead, Ile Sends Jndge
Mflntyre Copy of Menio
randum of Conversation
He Had With Di Paola
Deputy Attorney General Alfred
L. Becker yesterday declined tlie in
i vitation of Judgc Mclntyre to cross
examine Carmine Di Paola, a witness
in thc John Doe inquiry as to per?
jury in thc Baff case, who on Thurs?
day testified to conversations with
Mr. Becker relative to changing the
testimony previously given by him on
thc trials of Arichiello and Cardinale.
Mr. Becker transmitted a copy of his
office memorandum relating to his con
; ference with Di Paola in the Baff case.
According to thc memorandum fur
: nished by Mr. Becker, Di Paola re
?? fused to talk to him in thc presence
of a stenographer ,on the occasion of
the conference to which he had testi?
fied. After the stenographer had beeri
' excluded, the statement says, the fol?
lowing conversation took place:
"Di Paola said: 'You know about
the offer you made; does that still
| hold good?' 1 said: 'What offer'." lie
said: 'The offer of immuniiy.' I said:
j'You mean in case you change your
I story?' He said: 'Yes.' I said: 'Things
'are different now, because after I said
I would consider such a suggestion,
| provided you Would tell the truth, you
| went ahcad and told the story just as
before, and said you were telling the
Joseph A. Sorro was thc only 'wit?
ness examincd yesterday. Judge Mc?
lntyre warned Sorro that if any at?
tempt to commit perjury was dctected
he would be committed to jail.
Sorro's attorney, John Santora, ol ?
jected to the remarks of thc court on
thc ground that they tended to in
timidatc the witness.
"I have no intention of intimidating
hun, was Judge Mclntyre's rejoiner,
"but I'm not going to sit here and let
him commit perjury if I can help it."
Alderman Lee Willing
To Explain Bolslievism
Says He Approves Proposed
Investigation by Legislalure
W it Investigales
Alderman Algernon Lee, Socialist and
edtic'ational director of the Rand School
; for Social Science, announced his ap
proval of the proposed legislative com
j mittee to investigate Bolshcvism in tlie
city and state and offercd to give aid
as a witness.
"If the committee would honestly try
io find out and make public the cause
oi the growth of what they call Bol?
shcvism," h?> said, "it would bc well
| y;orth while. The subject is even more
; important than most people realize.
; Nothing would please me more than to
! go before such a committee and give
| them an array of facts which I have
at hand bcaring directly on the sub
I ject and drawn from personal inquiry
land observation, but I am sure that
such facts are just'what they will not
j want,
: "Legislative committees are usually
o( two kinds wbitewashing commit
i tees and committees for the discovery
j of mares' nests. This one will be o"f
the latter class. Dollars to doughnuts,
they will have their conclusions ready
to start with nnd will carefully dodge
any facts that do not tally with their
j purpose."
'Tammany Times' Will
Change Name April 15
District Attorney's Ofliee Sng
gests Action to Curb Work
of Grafting Agents
Tlie name of "Thc Tammany Times"
will he changed after the appearance
of the -anniversary number of that
publication on April 15.
This decision was reached by the
publishcr of the paper after a confer?
ence with Assistant District Attornov
Edwin P. Kilroe, who stated last night
that for the past year many corn
plaints have been received at lis office
against solicitors ol" the paper. Some.
of these solicitors, he said, had repre
sentcd that the paper was the official
organ of Tammany llall and that it
would be to the best interests of those
approached to patronize it.
In cases where advertisements were I
refused, Mr. Kilroe said, the inference
was invariably left by the solicitor
that the refusal might bring disagree- i
able results. About two weeks ago,
he said, solicitors for the paper were !
at work among the steamship com?
panies whose city licenses were about
to expire, and broad hints were given
out that an advertisement in "The Tam?
many Times" would help materially in
obtaining renewal of the llcenst-., '
George Feigl, editor and publisher I
of the paper, disclaimed any knowl- i
eclge of these practices when sum- J
moned to Mr. Kilroe's office. Mr. Kil- j
roc stated that ho had no doubt that ?
some of thc "hundred per cent boys"'
had solicited advertisements and sub
scriptions without authority. lt has
not been announced what' the now
name of the paper will be.
Girl Wife Tells Story
Of Old Man's Wooinpi
Mrs. Katie Wolf Hart. Aged 18,
Witness Against Her Hus
luuid. Aged 87
Mrs. Katie Wolf Hart, eighteen years
old, whose eijrhty-seven-yoar-old hus?
band, James Harvey Hart, is seeking
an annulment of their marriage, was
a witness on her own behalf before j
Justice Benedict in the Supreme Court,
Brooklyn, yesterday.
Wearing a handsome suit nnd cloak !
which her husband had given her, the
bride of ten months said that she had
been forced to help support her mother
and four other children ever since her i
father, died three years ago.
For a time she worked in a factory
for $(! a week, and then became a mani
cure in a barbershop in the building
in which Hart had his office. Sho re
lated at, great length her wooing by the
aged man, and said he proposed to her
a week after they first met.
When this occurred, she testified,
she told him he would have to see her
mother. She also said that Hart prom
ised to give her $50,000 on their wed
?ding day.
Under crossr-oxamination, Mrs. Hart
said her husband left their home aa
a rcsult of a quarrcl. Dirty dishes,
sne related, had been left on 'the man
tel, and when Hart ordored her brother
to remove them and hc refused her
husband left her, saying:
"I'm through with you."
"1 was so surpmed thut 1 was
Bpeochles i, the witness said.
PhyslclanB testified yostorday that
except for u slight heart murmur Hurb
waa in surprisingly j;uud hcultk.
Dr. Swanson Must Pay
His Wife 85,000 a Year
""Dearest Ernie" Letter to Sec?
retary Quoted From Mem
ory as Part of Testimony
Dr; Fritz Swanson, Fifth Avenue
dentist, will hereafter extract $5,000 a
year from his large income and pay it
to Mrs. Ida Swanson, under r.n order
by Justice Hendrick, who yesterday
granted tho wife a decree of separa
Mrs. Swanson ulleged that her hus
oand found more pleasure in the com
panionship of his secretary, Miss Ernes
tine Edwards, than hc ilitl with her and
their two children. Thc wife quotcd
from memory a letter she said Dr.
Swanson wrote Miss Edwards. Mrs.
Swanson said there waB a struggle bc
' .n her and her husband for posses?
sion of tho letter, and Dr. Swanson got
it and destroyed it. She said the letter
was addrcssed "My Dearest Ernie." and
was subscribed, "I love you, I love you,
l love you."
"I would not have written 'I love you'
three times." Dr. Swanson said on'the
witness stand. "Once would have been
He told of returning home a week
after he and his wife had an alterca
tlon. He bore a bouquet of roscs as a
peace ofTering. His wife ordored him
out, he said. and then threw the roses
after him.
Mrs. Agnes C. Beebe, of 65 Central
Park West. testified that Dr. Swanson
and Miss Edwards had rooms in her
Riverside Drive
Tenants to Fight
Increase in Rent
Dwellers in the Laiighorne
Apartments Voice Indig
nation in Mass Meeting
and Employ a Lawyer
Thirty-six of forty-eight tenants in
thc Langhorne, a six-story apartment
house at 860 Riverside Drive, near
15Sth Street, held an indignation meet?
ing last night. They formed an asso?
ciation and formally retained counsel
to combat the efforts of the new owncr
of the building to get their signa
turos to new leases at higher rentals.
Henry S. Miller, of 154 Nassau
Street, whose law partner, Samuel
Ncwmark, lives at the Langhorne, is
the attorney engaged. He said thc Dis
trict Attorney would be asked to in
vestigate tho methods used to justify
the increase in rents, and the Supreme
Court would be asked to set aside an
??moru'.ed judgment under which the
attempt was being; made to ab'oeate
Tenants had been instructed, he
| continued, to resist all action by the
Mumcipal Court to eject them and" were
hrmin their resolution to do so. Lloyd
Wiliis, who vas secretary to District
j Attorney vVhitman for a time, was
chosen as president of the tenants'
Leases Expire Next Year
The Bergmill Holding Corporation
isi the present owner of thc bui!din?
U hen thc leases, most of which expire
October 1, 1920, were* signed the Lang?
horne Construction Comnany was the
owncr. That concern sold the hou=e
to the Winters Realty Company, and
within six weeks, according to Mr
Miller, foreclosed a $15,000 mortgage
given by the Winters Realty Companay.
Ihe Bergmill Holding Corporation
bought the property from the concern
that bid it iu at the foreciosurc sale.
According to Professor Robert
Schuyler, of Columbia University,
and other tenants of the building,'
Jacob Axelrod, president of the Lang?
horne company, had assured them the
sale would not affect their leases.
Mr. Miller declared that under a judg?
ment. rendered in the Supreme Court
January 2J the leases were not affect
ed by the sale. On February 15, he
said, thc judgment was amended at
the request of counsel for the Berg?
mill corporation to invalidate the
Xew Leases Boost Rents
ln. new leases presented to the ten?
ants i'or signature the rentals are said
to show considerable increases. One
tenant, whose rent had been $660,
said it was raised to $1,100; another
said his rent was to be raised from
$1,000 to $1,440. They were told, the
tenants said, they could sign the new
leases before April 1 or get out.
A representative of McDowell & Mc
Mahon, renting agents for the Berg?
mill corporation, said last night the
present rentals ranged from $10 to $13
a room and rentals in other houses
in the neighborhood ran as high as
$20 a room. The aew scale of prices at
the Langhorne, he said, would averaee
$19.02 a room.
One of those at the tenants' meeting
last night was Assemblyman Karl Smith
of the 21st District.
"This is just a sample of what soon
will be happening all over the city,"
said Assemblyman Smith. "We have
tried to get legislation through to help
tenants, but there is such a strong real
estate lobby at Albany that every effort
has been balkcd."
Women of New Rochelle
Defy Mayor in Beek Fight
Club, Barred From Halls, Plans
Jo Have Speaker Deliver
Address in Large House
NEW ROCHELLF. March 21.?Open
defiance to Mayor Frederick H. Wal?
dorf and thc Board of Education was
given to-day by thc Woman's Club. i
Mrs. II. G. Dayrtfll. president, declared
that notwithatanding opposition the
club would havo James M. Beck as its
principal speaker on Saturday evening,
March 2'.1.
The controversy began with the an-i
nouncement by the club that Mr. Beck
would address the club in the High
School. The Carpenters and Joiners
Union protcsted to Mayor Waldorf,
who declared he would use all hia
power to pfevent Mr. Beck from speak?
Thc club relied on the fact that for
years it has been nccustomed to se
cure from tho Board of Education
verbal permission for use of the high
school. Similar permission had been
granted for the meeting of March 29
but the Board of Education later with
drow its verbal permission.
The executive committee of tho club
met to-day. Mrs. Dayroll declared the
club would go through with tho meet?
"If tho authorities bar us from pub?
lic auditoriums," said Mrs. Dayrcll,
"we will hold the meeting at some pri?
vate home. We are waiting to aacer
tain the largest house available, be
foro announcing tho place of tho meet?
ing. Mr. Back haa been invited to
address tho *tyomaiv'? club aud he
will." j
Shipbuilding Costs
To Be Read j ust ed to
Basis of $150 a Ton
Experts to Establish Peaee
Tinie Price for Fnture
Contracts; U. S. to Aban?
don Absorption Hazard
WASHINGTON, March 21. - Read
| justment of shipbuilding costs to
peacc-timc production is expected by
, experts of the Shipping Board to estab
; lish a basic price in the ncighborhood
; of $150 a ton for future contracts let
j to American yards.
Recent confcrenccs here between
i General Manager Piez of the Kmcr
! gency Fleet Corporation and reprcsen
| tatives of Pacific Coast builders are
, said to have developed virtual unanim
ity of opinion that high cost methods
of production, which prevailcd at a
time when the national emergency de
manded speed in ' production above
everything else, should bo eliminated
as quickly as possible to obtain a re?
turn to sound business practice. Pros
pects of keen competition in world
trade routes, the Western men were
told, made it necessary to hold construc?
tion costs to a figure which would per
mit payment of dividends from com
potitn'e rates which would have to be
established to get business.
Cancelled contracfj will be replaced
with new orders when the ways are
empty, but the prices are expected to
be considerably belovv those prevailinjr
during the war, which sometimes ran
as high as $350 n ton.
-Government assumption of labor and
material hazards also will be aban
doned. During hostilities, the Shipping
Board adopted a policy of ahsorbing
increased costs. Increases in wages
and overtime pay alonc amounted to
$300,000,000. Hereafter, shipyard op
erators will assume the risk of a rise
iu the price of material or of demands
for more pay, the government with
drawing its supervision over such
Read justment of produclion costs is
expected to be facilitated by new prices
for steel, though the reductions scarce
ly will affect that part of the ship?
building programme now under c i
struction. Most of the steel ships now
being built were contracted for at a
lumn sum, but the Fleet Corporation is
expected to benefit in the remaining
I contracts, based on the cost plus
' system.
It was said the Shipping Board re
| garded the cut in prices as likely to
; encourage more shipbuilding.
iKev. Philip H. Fogel,
Former Edueator, Dies
j Once Profcssor of Philosophy
at Princeton; Was Iil Week
With Pneumonia
ALLENTOWN, Penn., March 21. The
Rev. Philip Howard Fogel, Ph. D., for
. merly professor of philosophy at
, Princeton University, died at his home
at Fogel3ville, late this afternoon, af
I ter having suffered for a week with
pneumonia. He was thirty-eight years
old. He was latterly associated with
j the Macmlllan Company, of New York.
j as an assistant publisher, and was also
j employed as a special cxnert in the Bu
i reau of War Risk Insurance at Wash
! ington during the war.
Mrs. Caroline Louise Townsend Rod
i man, widow of Randolph Rodma". and
i daughter of the late Charies H. Town
; send, who was prominent in the devel
' opment of Staten Island, died Thurs
; day night in St. Luke's Hospital. Mrs.
; Rodman was born in New York fifty
; six years ago. Her home was at 577
! Hamilton Road, South Orange.
NETCONG, N. J.. March 21.?Abra
ham J. Drake, lirst Mayor and first
Postmaster of Netcong, died last night
of apojilexy. He was president of the
Coundf, head of a department store,
a di-fector in the Netcong National
Bank, a founder of Olive Lodge, I. ().
O. F., and Netcong Council Royal Arch
Mason and a Knight Templar.
WORCESTER, Mass., March 21.?
Charles Case, aged fifty-seven, founder
of the Caser Shoe Company, and promi?
nent in Masonic affairs, died to-day.
Newton. N. J., March 21.? Former
SherifF Edward C. Maincs, of Sussex
County, aged sixty-three, died last
night at his home here of blood poison
HIGHLAND FALLS, N. Y., March 21.
-The Rev. J. A. Talbot, rector of the
Roman Catholic parish here and at
Yv'est Point and formerly of Saugerties,
N. Y., died here to-day. Arehbishop
Hayes will officiate at the funeral next
Monday morning.
_ Herbert W. Knight, a lawyer in
Newark and a resident of Montelair,
died Thursday afternoon. He was born
in England in 1857. He was a master
and examiner in chancery and a Su?
preme Court commissioner, a Mason,
an Elk and active in other organiza
JOHN JACKSON, for thirty years a
boilermaker in the -Navy Yard, and
member of the Seawanhaka Democratic
Club, died Thursday.
with the sales department of the Co?
lumbia Graphophonc Companv, died
Wednesday of pneumonia at his home,
132 Montaguc Street, Brooklyn.
n?*% E"ZABETH A. WELLS, widow
,1W'S?t?^!l^ M dead at her home,
010 Last tilth Street, Brooklyn.
and Jcannettc Huston Moffitt, is dead
at 1ns home, 4S1 Fourth Avenue, Brook?
Henry bcherer, died at Wyckoff Heights
Hospital on Wednesday, aftor an oper?
ation. *
man forty-oue years old. is dead al
his home, 321 Eastern Parkway, Brook?
WILLIAM GREEN, formerly fore- j
man at the Twenty-fifth Street car
barns in Brooklyn, died Thursday at i
his home, 101 Twenty-seventh Street, '
once reported as dead in tho casualty
lists, who died of pneumonia aboard
ship, received a military funeral yes
terday lroni 51 Mott Stroet.
DR. JAMES U. CLARK. aged nineiv,
inventor of pioneer telegraph devices,
died in Washington yesterday.
enty-nine, captain of thc 2d Duryea
Zouaves, with whom he served aa a
lieutenant during the Civil War, who
died at his home, Mni:! I.nlayette Ave
nue, Brooklyn. waa buried yesterday.
He was proprietor of the old hostclry |
ni Williamsburg known na tho "Byroii
Shades." Later he served in tt,. ?
Ucc Department. ia? n
ker, died yesterday at his hni? ***
Charlottc Place, Ridgewood atTi,' 4:
of aixty-nine. ' e *f
tea and coffee salesman, died ??2f**
at 1490 First Avenue. Intenneft
take place Sunday at Cedar Orov? *''
died Thursday at her home ''(T
ton Street, Brooklyn, at the ?***'
twenty-one. She was a meirhp* *? ?
Daughters of Isabella, the " hiLH! ft
Mary and Court Sl. Ciair h,ldren ?
work of the Church of \)S f.l*tt
Mercy, died at 538 State Street R,y ?
lyn. *? ?*o*i
AUGUSTUS LIBBY. retired ~ a
merdhant, died Thursday at MsTllf
80 Prospect Street, Summit, J? F*
tne age ot sevepty-scven ff.'J.?>
director of the Cittwms' National
of New York. "8IB'c
of J. B. Shale, former preshient .$
Publishers'Press. i,de!ulofpnei(t
at 301 West 103th Street pne*IIB^
HARRY BROWX, manager of ,
Pl.es at Camp Perry. ohio, died T&
day of pneumonia at his home ?J
Fulton Street, Brooklyn ' ***
JAMES W. BUTLER, a garden.,,
twenty-five years in the empiov J
Wilhamson family, Jamaica f ?
EDWARD Mel.AUtiHI.lX attachJ}01
Headquartera Co 77th DlSS^J
?? Saranac Lake last Sunday m, ?
an honor student of the claM J fi
of the Georgetown Law School and *
at one time associated with W
Assistant District Attorney Cl.rk ?
was twenty-eight years 0Id and ?
longed to one of the oldeat fam?L^
Jamaica. "??ies i
President and sales manager of t
Mcllyane & Baldwin Co^orJ
distillers, died Thursdav at hWS
201. Bedford Avenue, Brookl "? **
Jackson waai th.rty-three yeara old,.
Elk, and had been prominently iden
fied with Brooklyn amateur athletS
ier oi tho brokerago firm of'g*
Farnum & Co in Manlmtun 2
'?'?' of the Masonic Club
?'?'?, ?Jicd Wedneada, it W
"n home? :,f; St. Mark'aAvtt!
?'?? Thuradky a h
cy Street, Bro0i
survived by two\H
daughter and two granddaughbrnl:
Thursday at Lloyd's Saiuumun aft
a ":l"-; ,llnei ? . -'??? a icwcller .f*j
Fifth Avenue. Jcweuer at 54
Birth, Engragement. U
and In y may i?
to Tlu Tribuno any u,,,
UP t0 ' for Insertlon hj the nnt
day's pap< r. Just call
Beekman 3000
i""'1 " you wis'i u !r.
. Klll for aame will ha mMled H
you later. The notice will reaca own
than 100,000 r?adors daily.
BLUE8TONE- Mr. and Mr>. Horbert I
Olue tono am ounce the arrlval of tan.
inursday, March 20, 1919.
ROGERS At 116 Easl S8d .t. N>w Tax
Monday March 17, 1919, tt 4:25 La,
Howard Elhott Rogers, son of Edith EliiKt
and Edmund Pendleton Rogers.
BaASTON?On March 20, et the ntUm
of Gerrish H. Milliken, 723 Park tf Nn
\ork, Anne. daughter of the late Rictun
Beaston and Mary Somers. Itincral m
vices private. Philadelphia pajem ploia
DUNN?On Friday, March 21. at 319 Vtv
!'4th st.. after a lonn illness, in her TStl
year. Amelia Sillick, widow o/ N. G?ik
Dunn. Funeral services :it St. Pau:''
Church, 86th st, and West End iv., oi
Sunday afternoon. March 23, at 3 ?'dock
Interment at White Piains.
('ILMORE?Anna 13.. in her 88th year. tI&h
of the Itev. John Scott Gilmore, 0B I ridi
March 21, 1919. Funeral ?orvice al ftai
late residence, 64 Hudson av., Haverstrt*
N. Y., on Monday, .Marc!-, :'t. st V.M
a. m., on arrival of train leavinj H?
hawken at 9 :i;;i a. m.
GOODHEABT?George. on March tt. Ss
way, 66th st. (Frank E. Campbell'.*!, Sti>
day, 2 p. m.
GRAVEL- Paulinr. on Ma ch 20. Serriea
fiCth st. (Frank E. Camphaffa), Sti*
day, 2 p. m.
HKTSCH?On March 21. Jacob K.. belw
husband of Julia K. Hctsch. in his {?
year. Funeral servici i al THE FOTDBtt
CHURCH (Oampbell Buildinpi, BrorM';
6t;th gt., Sunday. 3:30 p. m. Intenwnt*-'
convenience of f;
NK'OLI Suddenly, of pneumonia,aili*****
21, at the Peck Memorial Hospital, fSm
Greenlev Nic'oll, son of tt<> lat? Hii?**
and .Sarah A. Nicoll, of Mip, L- I-..1K*
74th year of h\A age. Funeral servif* ??
Emmiiiiu.l Church, Great River. !?? '?
Sunday, March I'.''., on arrival of train ?<?';
ing New York at 1:40 p. m. Inwrart.
private. Philadelphia pa????:?? pleai??ry
VAN TINE- Thursday, Marca tt, *''1?,
Thomas H. Van Tine, in the 53d r??r ?:
! : age, husband of Mini ie C. U*"*;0" *?:
son of Adelaide A ? hrti *noB*
H. Van.Tine. Funeral private.
ROGERS?At 116 I ? . New Yort
Monday, Mardi 17 |4H?a.j
her 23d year, Edith Elliott Rogere, w'
Edmund Pendleton Rogers ?nd daat*!*';
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Elliott. 755 Pnag
New York. Boried Wednesday aMBtja"
March 19, in St. James's^ CbBW* vm
Hyde-Park-on-Hudson, N'. V.
ROMEO?After a short illness. YreiI Fnn*
Romeo, in his 24th year. l-eloved "? ,
Franew Romeo. on Friday. Msrch .1. ?
i>. m., at 8322 12th av.. Bi wktjrn. >^
of fuueral later. Dovcr (DelJ ^,w,'
? Tfi
M'WADE Ada. on * ,,rv'*^,fct
FUNERAL CHURCH, Broadway.*'*
. E. Camplx ll's), ; undayi ? **? '"?
SCHERMERHORN Suddenly, on ^"*L.
1919, Frcderick Augustus >cnf-m?^.t
m n of Peter A . I ?\d"",|,'
Schermerhorn. iivred 7 1 years. ^""fTd,
Grace Church. Broadway and l?a
Monday, March 24, at jr. a. m.
TYLER On Friday. March 21. '-''v ri*
Farkhurst Tyler, widow of tho '^'^ tf-.
If. Tyler and mother of Oorgj j--^
Edith L. Tyler. at her home, ?,',???
!02d st, in I r^nftrsl??
a id interment in Chillicothe, Or"?. ??
day. March
SCHAUFKI.KR A serxice ln n^emZn
Rev. A. F. Scbauffler. D. D.. ^,7^
the New York City Mission ^"Sii t
died lel>nm:v 18. 1919, ,v,!' b!^S^
OHvet Memorial Chnrch, S9 M J*?T*Ji
:M hv., on Sunday evening. Ma*e*i ?gyjj|
o'clock. His friend* are ''<?'lodJ J^.-,
ui.in. .I J*^^*****j.'?
In Ca*e of Dettk 4,
Cal! "Columbiu ?200" i|
ii; \\k k .\Mrvii:i.t.
(Non-SM ?
Bro&dwny at 66th St.
D,iwntown Offl-o. iiri M * C"1 *rf
tjik uooni i?\ rtetti i'Kl
:?aa SSt. By 11 irkm Train and OJ il ?
Offlgo, ;o Etut S!3d 'it... ?? ?? _

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