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Bridge Congestion
Is Worst in Years;
Police Are Called
Noonday Rush of Office
Workers Centers on Old
Brooklyn Span; Lives
in Danger at Stations
Brooklyn Bridge experienced a pas?
senger congestion yesterday that has
not been equaled in a decade. The
noon-day crowd was reminiscent of the
days before the WUliamsburg and
Manhattan bridges. The congestion
was a result of the tire which wrecked
the elevated tracks on the Williams
burg Bridge.
So dense were the crowds of return?
ing office workers at noon yesterday
that the reserves from the Oak Street
police station wero called out to main?
tain order. Traffic across the older
bridge moved regularly, but very slow
ly. The stations at either end were
not adequate to handle the increased
number of trains expeditiously.
It was announced yesterday that the
repair work on Wiiliamsburg Bridge
will be completed much earlier than
was expected. The steel company
supply ?v'^ the twenty-nine pi r dors
from Long Island City reported yes?
terday that these would all be de?
livered, by Tuesday. The deliveries
commenced at noon yesterday.
Two hundred and fifty workmen en
gaged in the repair work on the
bridge are handicapped in relaying
the ties, owing to the low head-room
of the elevated section of the bridge.
William S. Menden, general man?
ager of the B. R. T., said yesterday
that a partial service across Williams
burg Bridge might be resumed late
Tuesday morning, but more probably
0:1 Wednesday morning. About ?S00
feet of track has to be removed, he
The opr-ning of the Montague
Street tunnel, and the new Brighton
line cut off, which is scheduled to-day,
will r.. . the congestion on Brook?
lyn Bridge, and the rush hour traffic
, morning should move without
e Fulton Street line in Brooklyn
sterday the conzestion became criti?
cal. Many of the passengers who nor
mally croas the Brooklyn Bridge went
over to Brooklyn on the Interborough
subway and then went up the "L" stairs
at the Flatbush station of the Fulton
Street line.
This stition is an "island" platform
between the two tracks and has no rail?
ing protection. It became seriously
jammed and at times it appeared as if
some of the passengers would be pushed
off. Police reserves were called out
and they formed lines to keep the pns
sengers back.
The passengers -who normally use the
B. lt. T. Broadway subway and transfer
to the Williamsburg lines at Canal
Street continued to City Hall and trans?
ferred to the Park Row station of the
Brooklyn Bridge.
? ? ? ?
Shamrock Skipper Sails
For England on Baltic
Lewis INixoii Departs on Aquita
nia and Will Study Bus
System in London
Captain William P. Burton, sailing
master of the defeated Shamrock IV,
sailed yesterday on ? the White Star
'??nor Baltic, accimpanied by his wife
He arrived a few minutes before the
vessel sailed, but paused at the gang?
plank long enough to say that he was
satisfied with the treatment accord?e
the Shamrock in America.
"We received fine, fair treatment
| here," he said. "The better boat woi
[ and we have no excuses to offer."
Also on the Baltic sailed Alexande
? 1. Korke, prosecutor of all anarch;
cases in this country. While abroai
| he will study radical activities on th.
j continent.
Among the passengers on the Cun
i arder Aquitania, which sailed yesterda;
for Southampton, was Lewis Nixor
Public Service Commissioner. He sai
he was goine; abroad primarily to res1
but while in London and Paris h
would seek to get first-hand informa
tion from experienced men relative t
; the use of omnibusses as a supplemen
? to trolley systems. He said he believe
that bus service in New York v. oui
he extensive within five yars and ths
the people of the greater city wei
heartily in favor of their operation.
Antony others on board were Lesli
P. Bird, a magazine illustrator, wh
was accompanied by his wife and sor
I Miss Georgette Cohan and Captain 1
G. Palfrey, of the (unard Line.
Bride's Engagement Ring
Causes Porters' Arrest
$1,000 Jewel Lost on Train
Found With Railroad Em?
ployee in a Saloon
Mrs. Esther Davies, of Cleveland,
Ohio, reached New York yesterday
with her husband, Thomas Davies,
their honeymoon in partial eclipse.
They left the Pennsylvania station and
took a taxicab to the Hotel Commo?
dore in the shadow of a fear that Mrs.
Davies had lost her, platinum engage?
ment ring, which cost $1,000, and was
valued more highly than that by its
Having heard of brides who left
their rings on washstands, Mrs. Davies
popped her cherished engagement rinjr
into her mouth when she washed her
hands on the train. A lurch of the
car ejected the ring and hunt as she
might, she could not find it. '
Charles L. Frisby, porter of the car,
j helped in the search, as did several
passengers, but Mrs. Davies was com
| pelled nt last to leave the train with?
out her ring. She reported the loss j
to the railroad at once, however, and
? when the car reached the Long Island
City yards Jacob Von Wcissenstein
[and J. J. Breen, nailroad detectives, I
: were on the watch. '?
They followed Frisby and another
I porter to n saloon near the yard and
j when they emerged, arrested them,
i Preston D. Taylor, the second porter,
had Mrs. Davies's ring. He told the
detectives Frisby had given it to him.
' risby declared he merely had given
it back to Taj lor, who had given it
to him in the first place. Both men
were locked up at the Hunters Point
police station.
Unable to Raise Rents,
Woman Sues for $8,500
Purchaser of Apartment Asserts
Former Owners Deceived Her
j About Relations With Tenants
Etta Blanchard, owner of the apart?
ment house at 57 West 117th Street,
filed suit in the Supreme Court, yes
| tcrday to recover $8,500 alleged d'ani
! ages from the former owners, Irving,
| Harry and Leslie Propper, of 120 West
1 125th Street, on the ground that they
? had deceived her prior to purchase,
' and as a result she was unable to raise
1 rents.
According to the plaintiff, the Prop
per? told her prior to May 4 that they
were on amicable terms with the
tenants because they liad rained rents
only $2 a month, although the tenants
had expressed a willingness to stand
?an increase of $10. They also, she
alleges, said the average rent of a?
apartment was $.'54.
The plaintiff alleges that when she
assumed ownership she found entirely
different conditions. She says tenants
had been raised $7 to $8, and she
learned there had been disputes'be?
tween them and the former landlords.
The damages are nsked to cover the
loss of prospective increases in rents
and to recover expense of improve?
ments she made as a result of alleged
deception on the part of the defendants.
Bedford Riot Leaders
May Be Sent to Prison
Grand Jury To Be Asked to
Indict Twenty; Superintend?
ent End? Services
Special Dir patch to The Tribun?
BEDFORD, N. Y.,.Tuly 31.?The grand
jury is to he asked to indict about
twenty of the leaders in the recent race
riots at the State Reformatory for
Women. It is said indictments on fel?
onious assault charges will be sought
and if the offending inmates arc con?
victed they will be transferred to state
prisons. Governor Smith is said to
have given his aprpoval to the plan.
Miss Florence Jones, who spent two
"thrilling months" as superintendent
of the reformatory, ended hor services
as head of the institution to-day. No
successor to Miss Jones has been ap
? pointed, the board of managers being
unable to find one. Miss Helen A. Cobb,
I a former superintendent, is being con
I sidercd, but it is understood Miss Cobb
I has said she will not return.
Mrs. Frank Christian, one of the
| hoard of managers said to have favored
j leniency before the recent rioting, is
! scheduled to act as temporary superin
j tendent until a successor to Miss Jonee
| has been appointed.
The board has taken no action as yel
in the case of Assistant Superintendent
O'Brien, disciplinary officer. Just be?
fore the recent riot, it is said, the as
: sistant suj^rintendent lost control ol
' the disturbing inmates. It was aftei
| this, it is alleged, that the services o?
; fifteen policemen, using their nigh*
sticks, wore, required to restore order
P^^^? Bonwit Teller & Co. W?&
;??'i$$!O?i Announce the Opening of I heir f?
llpifl?l Enlarged Fur Department IlBpP
^g#ii^ for //}p ?A/infer Spnsnn W^:m*m
A Sympathy and appreciation for Peltry in its higher forms of develop
?,\\ ment are inherent with women whose taste in dress is expressed in
fl terms of culture and refinement.
* I ranslated into diverse fashion-phrasings by the Bonwit Teller
& Co. fur artisans, Peltry symbolizes an elegance and social value
A not exceeded by any other form ol apparel.
k 1 he soft subtlety of fine pelts and fluent lines brings to the contour
/.) the lithesome grace, the poise and ease of youth.
\ This Advance Opening has been prepared so that those interested
?7 in furs may review the Authentic Fur Fashions?modes of distinc
' tion and quality.
S While Prices Are Not Quoted
P We Are Certain That Comparison
b\ Will Prove These Values
j\ ? The Greatest Obtainable
The fur garments that make up this exposition do not savor of a
season-old character?but have been recently fashioned in the
m private workrooms of this shop and by those who make exclusively
w for Bonwit Teller & Co.
HJ Emphasized are Coats and Wraps of Chinchilla, Rassian Sable,
\ Broadtail, Mink, Caracul, Hudson Bay Sable, Hudson Seal (dyed
M muskrat), Squirrel, Scotch Moleskin.
r Fur Wraps & Coats to Special Order
From our large collection of rare pelts in Chinchilla, Rus
? j ?tan Sable, Broadtail, Mink and other Fashionable Furs.
f\ Fur Scarfs Made Up or to Order
x\j ?n Chinchilla, Russian Sable, Hudson Bay Sable,
t" Canadian Fisher, Stone Marten and other pelts.
K. C Directors Here Call
Pre-C?nvent?on Meeting
Thirty-eighth Formal Assem?
blage of Supreme Officials
To Be Opened Tuesday
Executive work of the thirty-eighth
supreme convention of the Knights of
Columbus will start with a meeting in
the Hotel Commodore this morning of
the supremo board of directors. The
convention will be formally opened on
Tuesday with a solemn pontifical mass
at 9 o'clock in St. Patrick's Cathedral;
celebrated by Archbishop John Bonzano,
Papal Delegate to the United States
Bishop John G. Murray, auxiliary of the
Diocese of Hartford, a celebrated Cath?
olic preacher, will deliver the sermon
Many delegations to the conventior
have arrived in New York, and mor?
will come to-day on special trains fron
Southern and Southeastern states. Th<
Pacific slope delegation is expected 01
Monday. Many wives and children am
relatives are here with delegates am
others who will make the peace pilgrim
age to the battlefields of France.
i The formal reports of the Knight
of Columbus educational convention an
the Lafayette statue committee will be
presented to the supreme board of di?
rectors. The educational report calls
for the expenditure of the war fund
balance of $7,000,000 on the extension
of free night schools. ?
Acosta Reaches Chicago
Pilots Second Plane From Cleve?
land in Transcontinental Trip
CHICAGO, July 31.?The second of
the all-metail airplanes making a trans?
continental trail-blazing trip in the in?
terest of the air mail service arrived
from Cleveland at 3:50 p. m. to-day,
Chicago time, having left Cleveland at
9:25 a. ni. The plane was piloted by
Bert Acosta.
This plane and the one which arrived
last night will depart to-morrow morn?
ing for Omaha, according to present
plans. The first plane, piloted by Lieu?
tenant E. Mons, expected to leave this
afternoon, but it was decided to hold
it until Acosta's arrival.
Air mail officials here received word
from Cleveland that the third plane
making the trip, which had expected
to leave Cleveland this afternoon, had
postponed its start until to-morrow.
! Five Injured as Taxicab
Races From Policeman
Machine Turns Over Several
Times on Wet Pavement;
Chauffeur Prisoner in Hospital
Racing from a motorcycle policeman
at a high rate of speed, a taxicab
turned over several timeh yesterday in
Metropolitan Avenue, Richmond Hill,
when a blowout occurred in both rear
tires and the machine skidded on pave?
ment that had just been sprinkled.
Five men occupants of the car were in?
jured, two of them probably fatally.
Harry Davidoff, the driver, twenty
seven years old, of 79 Bartlett Street,
Brooklyn, is a prisoner in St. Mary's
Hospital, Jamaica, charged with reck?
less driving, speeding and felonious as?
sault. Motorcycle Policeman Martin
Mahoney said that the taxi was travel?
ing at about fifty miles an hour when
he gave chase.
James Sotnick, twenty-five, of 21*5
Moore Street, Brooklyn, and Michael
Warrensky, twenty-eight, of 65 McKib
ben Street, suffered possible fracture
of their skulls. Peter Olinsky, twenty
seven, of 265 Cedar Street, Brooklyn,
and Stephen Blackman, twenty-seven,
of 219 Moore Street, Brooklyn, wero
S20 Reward7o7S25,000
Bag Containing Diamonds and
Other Valuables Returned
For returning a leather bag contain?
ing $25,000 worth of diamonds and
other valuables drooped from an auto?
mobile, Henry McGuckin, an under?
taker's assistant at Hastings-on-Hud
son, yesterday received as a reward a
twenty-dollar bill. The bag was the
property of Mrs. Cecil Page, of Tarry
McGuckin, on finding the bag in
Broadway. Hastings, ascertained the
identity of the owner by a card. He
was informed that Mr. and Mrs. Page
had motored to Massachusetts. The
Pages were informed that their valu?
ables had been found. Later a friend
of Mr. and Mrs. Page called on Mc?
Guckin, and after giving a satisfactory
description of the bag and its con?
tents received the lost articles. Mc?
Guckin was informed that he had ad?
ditional reward coming to him.
No C. O. D.'s
No Credits
Original Prices Reduced to Fractions to
Close out all Small Groups & Single Garments
, The Final Reductions on Summer Apparel
Only one, two, three or lour garments of a kind in broken sizes and not in all colors.
Women's Summer Apparel
Cotton Summer Dresses
? of dotted Swiss, gingham and other materials.
Formerly 37.50 22.50
French Handmade Frocks
Voile, batiste, handkerchief linen, plain and
Formerly 35.00 to 65.00 24.50 29.50 39.50
Odd Silk Dresses
Two or three of a kind in pongee, georgette
crepe and other materials.
Formerly 55.00 to 89.50 38.00
Printed Georgette Crepe Dresses
In various colorings, also some embroidered
georgette dresses. Formerly 79.50 38.00
Collection of Odd Silk Dresses
>Two or three of a kind in various crepe and silk
materials. Formerly 55.00 to 95.00 45.00
Novelty Summer Dresses
Of fancy printed voiles and organdie.
Formerly 59.50 to 69.50 45.00
Figured Chiffon, Foulard & Crepe Dresses
Various styles, also a number of tricolette
dresses. Formerly 79.50 to 125.00 58.00
Afternoon & Evening Gowns
One or two of a kind in exquisite materials.
Formerly 175.00 to 225.00 95.00
Polo Cloth Capes and Coats
In smart motoring models.
Formerly 39.50 to 95.00 35.00
Daytime Capes and Coats
Of tricotinc, polo cloth and chatoyant.
Formerly 69.50 to 125.00 55.00
Taffeta & Satin Evening Wraps
Various colorings in plain or novelty effects.
Formerly 125.00 to 155.00 65.00
Peachbloom & Tricotine Capes
Both exquisite quality fabrics in fashionable
models. Formerly 110,00 to i 75.00 75.00
Taffeta Wraps & Coats
Exclusive models, suitable for afternoon or
evening wear. Formerly 125.00 to 225.00 85.00
Summer Evening Wraps
Unusual styles developed in silken fabrics.
Formerly 150.00 to 195.00 95.00
Summer Evening Wraps
Made of taffeta and satin?reproductions of
Paris models. Formerly 150.00 to 225.00 125.00
Skirts of Silk & Tricolette
Novelty crepe silks in appropriate colorings
and tricolette. Formerly 18.50 to 29.50
Skirts of Novelty Silk or Wool
Including crepe silk, faille silk, baronette
satin. Also white stockinette or accord?on
pleated serge. Formerly 18.50 to 29.50 12.50
Novelty Silk & Lignt Blue Flannel Skirts
In a variety of different silks and smart styles.
Formerly 29.50 to 39.50 16.50
Misses' Summer Apparel
Cotton Summer Dresses
Of dotted Swiss, organdie and combinations.
Formerly 35.00 to 39.50 22.50
French Handmade Frocks
In voile, batiste and handkerchief linen.
Formerly 35.00 to 65.00 24.50 29.50 39.50
Crepe de Chine & Georgette Dresses
Light colored crepe de chine and georgette for
present wear. Formerly 49.50 to 65,00 38.00
Navy, Black & Brown Taffeta Frocks
In smart youthful types.
Formerly 45.00 to 69.50 38.00
Crepe de Chine & Georgette Dresses
In typically youthful fashions and light be?
coming colors. Formerly 65.00 to 89.50 45.00
Figured Georgette Dresses
In various medium and dark shades, attractive
styles. Formerly 89.50 to 110.00 55.OO
Short Silk, Cloth &. Tricolette Wraps
Of taffeta, cloth and tricolette.
Formerly 150.00 to 165.00 45.00
Organdie & Voile Blouses
In white and light pastel colorings.
Formerly 7.50 to 11.50
Cotton Summer Blouses
Dimity, batiste, dotted Swiss, organdie and
voile. Formerly 9.50 to 16.50
Silk & Cotton Blouses
Linen, voile, organdie, net, batiste and taffeta.
Formerly 15.00 to 23.50 12.50
Crepe de Chine & Taffeta Blouses
Regulation and overblouse styles; some beaded.
Formerly 21.50 to 29.50 15.00
Crepe de Chine & Georgette Overblouses
One or two of a kind in high colored novelty
types. Formerly 39.50 to 45.00 25.00
Satin & Taffeta Bathing Frocks
Straightline model, without bloomers, in black.
Formerly 22.50 15.00
Taffeta Bathing Frocks
Black, with bloomers, trimmed with stitching.
Formerly 39.00 29.50
Novelty Beach Frocks
Taffeta, satin, novelty materials, with bloomers.
Formerly 59.00 to 125.00 49.50

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