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Of Enemy Ships Is Abandoned German Vandalism Has Left Craft in Sneli Condition That It Would Be Danger? ous to Send Them to Sea Systematic Loot Charged Captain Hellweg Says All die Gear That Could Not Be Stole? Was Wrecked WASHINGTON, Aug. 22.?Owing to the deliberate damage wrought by tho crews to the engines and other vital parts of the live former German war? ships recently brought to this country r.nder tho peace treaty allocation, necessitating extensive repairs to make them possible of operation, none of the vessels will be sent on an ex? hibition tour of coastal cities, as the Navy Department had hoped to do. In making this announcement to dnv, the department included a state? ment by Captain J. F. Heliweg, com? manding officer of the convoy which brought the ships to America, assert? ing tint even tho dreadnought Ostfri'esland, the only one of the five vessels capable of making the trans atlantic trip under her own power, was in such condition on arrival at New York that it would he nazardous to send her to sea again. Captain Hell weg attributed the condition of the ship, the other four of which, tho cruiser Frankfurt and three de? stroyers, were submerged at Scapa Flow, to "deliberate vandalism" on the part of their former German crews. Deliberate Vandalism Apparent "The gutted condition in which we found these vessels on taking them over cannot he exaggerated," he said. ' "What had not been stolen was j wrecked. The vandalism indicated a I very careful preparation and the usual roughness of the Huns in execu? tion." Expressing the belief that the Ost friesland had been systematically looted while in a German dockyard for a year after her surrender had been called for, Captain Hellweg also declared the presence of an "unnecessarily large crew aboard wfyen the dr. ad nought was brought to Rosyth, Scotland, indicated,! in the light of developments, that the crew ? is sei : with a view to looting: ; . . ? : possibli en route." Not only did the German crews com- ' mil obvious depredation, Captain He!l weg 1, "but their preparations foi itui le by removing sec ! ons of pipe and valves" were respon le for numerous breakdowns in the Ostfriesland's machinery on the trip | across. Made Voyage With One Engine He cited one instance in which a six inch pipe line gave way and flooded fire room when the vessel was 1.000 miles from the European coast. The dri a (nought was c< mpelled to make ; m -?. of the voyage, he said, with only oni ? ? .- ?:? runn ng, although it towed the Frankfurt all the way. By bringing back on tho deck of the Ostfricsland two 12-inch and two 14 inch guns, ?-..'? ic had formed a reserve, for the land batteries of the American . ; during the war. Captain Hell? weg estimated that more than twice thi amount appropriated to bring the '. hi] ci . 10,1 00, was saved in then transpon,. I ion. Coney's Smallest Crowd Has an Unexciting Day Cone; island 1 died to attract weary j New ?'orl ? i sterday. The smallest j crowd of th" season was in evidence ; and bathers were comparatively few, j a measure to the inclement I weather and the extortionate rates charged for bathing privileges.. These rangi d from $1.50 to $3. With the exception of a few rescues from drowning little occurred to mar; the unusual serenity of the day. T'firec nun were arrested, however, and held for further examination. Frank McGrail, twenty-seven years old, of 1616 Seventh Avenue, Brooklyn, harged by Detective Louis Glaser with plashing water on voung girls who ventured too near the edge, ?le was locked up in the Coney Island police station. Joseph Levine, eighteen years old, of 444 East Houston Street, Manhat? tan, was arrested on Mermaid Avenue and West Twenty-eighth Street, for making alleged slighting remarks about an army uniform which he wore. Edward La Fleur, twenty years old, an orderly in the Coney Island Hospi? tal, was held on a charge of grand larceny, on complaint of Louis Joseph son, of Coney Island. According to Josephson, he sent his daughter, Lil? lian, to the hospital with $50 in cash and a pair of eyeglasses, valued at $10. rhi in ! ructi ?1 her to leave with Le Fleur, to be handed to a pa? tient. They never reached the patient, he charged. Weather Report Sun rlsi ?- . . . 6 ; i n ?un st-ts. ... 6:43 pm ?' ? ' : pm Moon. ;-"is. n 000 pm ?'?? le : al ???- ?-?- ni' ? aro standard time and not New York Stale time Local Forecast Fair and cool r to day; ' row, w It h moderate tempera? ture i i)'': : : ? Hh norl Ii winds Official Record The following official : ro? i the ? nther bun au nhows temperatures durlns the last twenty-four hours lu comparison with the corre? al" mil ni; dati ul l isl year : 1920. i!>19. 3 n. m. . 70 :: p m. . 81 S3 ,; ??' ? ? 71 | (5 p m . 77 84 ?' " c.i. .7" 7 ; 3 ;,. ,.,. . 75 7g ? ; - 10 p m. . 7 4 7 s ? ' ' 2:30 ] ii l; low. ? ' ' ".'.-. ..,,( 1 15 A Mi. avi ::,?;?? 76 ? - ? ?? date lasl yoai 7-, ? ??' ? date for thirty tli: years. 72 degrees Humidity '?- '? '.? ' S2 ! S p. m... 83 Itarometer Koudliigs 1:89 : p in.29.SS S p m.29:S7 fjpnernl Weather Conditions WASHINGTON, Aug. 22. Pressure is low over the A i tul hlgl , the : ?'.:'..' and Roi ky mountains I low over thi l'ai lfl, Blopo A disturba! of moderate inti : - Ity ?mi lay night over s ml hern New Englai , Ing ? ast ? ml. There have 1 ' ? i w ii hin : he lasl iw my hoan Vtlantie and ? iulf stal a th" ' Hi ? ' an i the i. glon of the Client 1 .? . . '..::? \\. at hi r was general in otlu '* The ? ii hi iwi ver ha a been mo con - Bid' ib i the Intel : states east of l i;..'-. i ;uif suit s. Tin ;. ? been :. ! ui ' hi :' riso In ten peral uro ov>-i l he Roi ky Moui tain re i ml tl northern pla In si att s In thi middle Atlantic and New England ? les the v. eal her will I i r and Monda) and fair with moderate temper atui " Tuesday In Tenues? ? , the Ohio ?\ alley and I he I' ? i r ke region : he v .: her will be ' ? ? Mond i ?? and Tuesday, with hu;?!"t temperature Tuesdaj In the upper lake region Hi" weather will lie i,. ii : warrwor Monday and Tuesdaj In tin- soul h Atlai . i .ist i lull si al a the weal I" ?? w 111 be fair ? II k moderate tern) ? ratun and Tui sdn j ? xci pi that there will be local showi rs in Florida. District I'oreru?!?K?stern New York, Bouthern NVn Rngland, eas ern I'ennsyl vanta, Ni iv Jersey and Delaware -fair i Monda; t'uesdaj fair, with | ?ii?d rature Vori nnd western Penn- , sylvan ' ' ? Mi n la) and Tuesday . ris : ; ? t -j : , I 1* a. m . . 8 a n ! Guest Day on Visiting Warships A deck scene yesterday on the U. S. S. Pennsylvania of th? Atlantic fleet anchored in the Hudson River. Women Slapped by Grocery Thieves to Silence Their Cries Four Men Captured in Auto Chase Attack Customers Who Gave Alarm; An? other S50,000 Robbery Four in o n. who, tho police charge, en? tered a crowded grocery store in the Bronx and slapped the faces of women who attempted to scream while the storekeeper was being robbed wert? held in $3,000 bail each by Magistrate Francis McQuade in the Morrisania Court yesterday morning. Carl Larson, who said he was a chauf? feur, of 989 Amsterdam Avenue, pleaded guilty. The other men (?rave their names as John Lancer, 145 St. Nicholas Ave? nue; Herman Triemony, -10 West 115th Street, and Alois Rodlingi 49 Fast 127th Street. Riding up to a store at 2035 Webster Avenue in an automobile Saturday af? ternoon, four men, .according to the police, entered the place with drawn revolvers. A dozen women customers who began to scream were slapped, bul kept up the alarm until the men picked up weights from a scale and began tc hurl them. Police Sergeant George Burnell and Patrolman James J. Bowdcn came tc the rescue. Their appearance was the signal for an attempted escape of the men, who ?jot into their automobile am started away. The police comman? deered a machine and ?rave chase. Tin men arraigned were captured a fev blocks away. The amount taken fron the store was small. August Schneider, of 946 Columbus Avenue, was arrested last night at .Manhattan Avenue and 111th Street The men arrested earlier are though' to h-jve given the information which caused tho police to look foi Schneitier. Detective Fitzgerald saw him a 107th Street and Manhattan Avenue ant arrested him, after a chase of foui blocks. He was looked up at the Wes 100th Street police, station. Two men wer" held at the Wes Thirty-seventh Street police statioi yesterday in connection with the thef of $00,000 worth of silks and jewelr; from a warehouse at 531 West Thirty fourth Street. Passersby noticed tw men taking packages from the ware? house Saturday night anil notified the police. Detectives, who rushed to the place in a taxicab, arrested Joseph Gagliano, 303 East 105th Street, and Girolano Russo, 330 East 105th Street, who were said to have been Been leav? ing the warehouse in a truck, _-a B. R. T. Men Accused Of Beating Passenger Man Found Unconscious After He Is Alleged to Have Tam? pered With Brakes After an argument on the rear plat? form of a Third Avenue trolley car in Brooklyn last night Henry Post, Ml years old, of 225 Sixty-fifth Street, Brooklyn, was burled to the street and then beaten into unconsciousness by three B. R. T. employees, according to the police. Rost was taken to the King's County Hospital, where he was reported to bo dying. Rost, according to the police, was tampering with tho brakes of tho trol? ley car when the B. H. T. men remon? strated with him. Rost continued med? dling with the brakes. At Sixty-fifth Street, the police say. Post was thrown from the car, the three alleged assailants following him tc the street Three nun were arrested and taken to the Fourth Avenue station house, charged with felonious assault. They are: Herman Holzenagle, twenty-two, a motormah, of 427 Putnam Avenue; Rein Leisenberg, twenty-four, a con? ductor, of 541 Fifth Street, and James Wallace, twenty-seven, a motorman, of 5518 Sixth Avenue, all of Brooklyn. The prisoners denied the charge. 2 Field in $100,000 Theft CHICAGO, Aug. 22.?Chicago police to-day made an armed raid across the state' lino into Indiana and arrested Frank Miller, a h?rtender, at Burnham, in connection with the theft Friday, at Pullman, of a mail pouch containing $1110,000. As the detectives loft the resort at which. Miller worked, a crowd gathered and demanded his release on the ground that the Chicago police could not make an arrest there. The detectives drew their rims and went through the crowd in hollow square formation with Miller in the center. Later, they arrested his roommate, John C. Heinnie. Bedtime'Stories The Little Rabbit Finds He Has Neighbors Bv Thornton W. Burgess Good neighbors arc a source of joy; The other kind always annoy. ?Peter Rabbit. The willful little Rabbit, who was so sure he knew all there was to know when he ran away from the dear Old Briar-patch and was quite able to take care of himself, had learned the iirst am! most important lesson in life. He had learned that the only way to really gain knowledge is to nave an open mind. Having an open mind is simply bi ins ready and willing to learn from others and from experience. Not since he ran away had he had a chance to learn from others, but he had had many chances to learn from experience and he had learned. The latest thing he had learned was that seme black shadows were quite harm? less, while others had sharp claws, so 1 her.'fuie it was not safe to tru,st too much to appearance. Of course the Biack Shadow with claws which had Ought him this was not a Black Shadow at all but Spooky the Screed: Owl. Hut this the little Rabbit did nol know. All he knew was that he ha< si en a Black Shadow drifting towarc him and suddenly sharp claws hat seized him. They had torn his coa and they had hurt, but they had don? him no real harm. In fact they liai done him some good, for they ha< t: tight him that things are not alway what they seem and are not to 1> trusted unless they are thoroughl; known. Von may be sure he didn't ventur to so much as poke his nose out agai from his hiding place in the old ston wall that night. He slept a little, bu most of the time he nursed his wound from the sharp claws which had tor his coat and wondered and wondere how it was possible for a fellow t know a harmless Black Shadow froi a dangerous one. At last jolly, round, red Mr. Sun b< gan his daily climb up in the blue, bit sky and the Jolly Little Sunbeau came creeping in among the bush? growing along the old stone wa! They peeped in between the big stom oi the old wall and at last one of the found the willful little Rabbit. Sam hew he felt better for being foun The truth is he was beginning to fe very lonesome. He wanted some 01 to talk to; he was tired of talking himself. Hardly had the Jolly Little Sunbea found him when a pair of the bright? eyes in all the (?rent World peep in and discovered him. "Well, we well, see who is hen ! " exclaimed merry voice, and a very active, sm pet son wearing a striped coat sat on a stone of the old wall and star down at the willful little Rabbit. "Wall, who is there?" demanded ''Don't you know that tltis old stone vail belongs tit Striped Chip? munk and myself?" sharper voice, and another small per? son in a red coat came scampering along the old wall to join the first speaker. Of course you know who the first one was; it was Striped Chip? munk. And of course you have guessed who the second one was; it was Chat? terer the Red Squirrel. Now, as you know, Chatterer is never so happy a>- when he is making some one uncomfortable, lio guessed right away that that little Rabbit had run away. And he knew without being told that he knew nothing of the Croat World. So Chatterer pretended to be very angry. "What are you tloing here?" he de? manded in a very cross-sounding voice. "If you please." replied the little Rabbit timidly, "I'm not doing any harm. I didn't know any one was liv? ing here and I thought I would make my home here." "Did you ever in your life hear any? thing lik< that ?", demanded Chatterer of Striped Chipmunk. Without wait ing ft r a reply he rattled on: "Don't you know that this old stone wall ho? lt ngs to Striped Chipmunk and my? self'.' No one has any right here but ourselves, so the sooner you take to those long legs of yours arid get away frcm here the better for you." '"t'es, sir," replied th.'? frightened little Rabbit. "I'll do it right away. 11 vou please, sir, where can I go atul be safe?" (Copyright, 1920, by T. W Burgess) The next story: "The Little Rabbit Four Are Drowned, One a Suicide, in New York Waters Body of an Unidentified Woman Is Washed Ashore at Fort Wadsworth; Man's Shir! Over Fare Only Clew Four persons were drowned and two others were rescued with ereat diffi? culty in waters adjacent to New Yori yesterday. Max Lerner, twenty-two years old, of 341 Bcekman Avenue, the Bronx became exhausted while swimming ni Orchard Beach and sank before his cries for help could be heeded. Pa? trolmen from the City Island police station later recovered the body, but when Dr. Drioblatt, of Fordham Hos? pital, arrived he said life was extinct. W. E. Weingold, twenty years old, of OSO Prospect Avenue, the Bronx. lost his life while swimming in the Hudson River on th'1 Jersey side near Dyckman Street. He was seen to dive into the water from a motorboat, but failed to rise to the surface. Friends tried in vain to recover his body. The police of Harbor A were notified and an attempt will be made to-day to drag the river. Edward Hammer, twenty-four years obi, of 1102 Loii'j-wood Avenue, (he Bronx, was drowned while swimming at Glen island. He was seized with eramos and screamed loudly for help. Before rescuers could reach him, how? ever, he sank. His body was recovered. During the World War Hammer served with distinction in France. Of ?ate he had been employed by the United States Rubber Company and lived with hi:' widowed mother. Th" body of an unidentified woman was washed ashore at. Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island, early yesterday. For a time it was thought she might be an? other victim of murder as was the young woman whose mutilated body was found floating off Communipa'w on Tuesday. Following an autopsy, however, per? formed by Medical Examiner Mord, of Richmond County, he rendered a ver? dict of suicide and said that in his opinion the body had not. been in the watei' for more than an hour. A clew to her identity may be found in a man's shirt with blood stains on it which covered the woman's face when her body was discovered by fishermen. She is described as being about thirty years old, live feet, live inches tall and weighed led pounds. In one of her shoos was a label bear? ing the name "Alfred Kohn, Fifth Avenue." Max Baer, twenty-two years old, of 350 Keap .Street, Brooklyn, was rescued from drowning while swim mini, off West Twenty-third Street, Coney Island. He was taken to the Coney Island Hospital by Or. Merlh man, of the Cumberland Street Hospi? tal. His condition is precarious. Seaside Resorls F?an War on Floating Oil ? Mass Meetings Called to Combat Nuisance Which Is Ruining Property Values SEABRIGHT, N. J., Aug. 22. .Mass meetings arc to be held this week in seaside communities between San ly Hook and Atlantic City to protest against the flood of crude oil which has been invading beaches and to de? cide upon some method of abating tho nuisance. Bathing and fishing in this vicinity have been spoiled by the oil and prop? erty values have suffered in conse? quence. The situation is the worst since 1017. when the steamship Kel logg was torpedoed off Bayheaa. Fishermen along the Ambrose Chan? nel report that the oil drifts out from the Lower New York Ha:- with the tide. Wncn the tide shifts the oil is borne back and deposited along the Jersey shore. Private estates as well as public beaches have suffered from the plague of oil and shore dwellers of all de grees of wealth and poverty will join in the protest meetings. Slayer Reprieved Again Wants Cassaliiio to Testify Against Alleged Accomplice Governor Smith has granted a fur? ther reprieve of fou. months to Michael Cassalino, who was to die in the electric chair at Sing Sing Thurs? day. He acted on the recommendation of District Attorney O'Leary of Queens County, who said he desired to use Cassalino as a v'tness against an alleged accomplice in the killing of Mr. and Mrs. Holbach at their hotel m South Ozone Park, L. 1., last year. Arrangements had been .completed to send four slayers to the chair Thursday. Unless further siay.s are granted, Frank Kelley, a negro, who murdered Elizabeth Dunn last winter in Brooklyn; John Egan, who killed i oui Klein, anil Andrew di Cjtrlo, shiver of Wylie Hughes, colored, will then pay the extreme penalty. It was said at th? prison yesterday that attorneys for Egan are seeking to have his sentence commuted. Slavin Has Better Than Even Chance, His Physician Says Actor Found Injured Near McGraw Home Abte to Speak Few Words; Dura? tion of Coma Sets Record Thera was no appreciable change in tho condition of John G. Slavin, the actor, at St. Luke's Hospital yesterday. Dr. Austin W. Hollis. a specialist, after an examination, Bald: "I should say he now appears to have better than an oven chanco of recovery." Slavln's mind has not fully cleared and ho has not been conscious for any length of time since ho was picked up in front of the home of John J. Mc? Graw, manager of the Giants, on Sun? day morning, August 8, and taken to the hospital suffering from a fractured skull. He has spoken a few words to his wife and son, who visit him daily, but has been unablo to tell how ho re? ceived his Injuries after the fight at the Lambs. It was said last night that tho police probably will not be per? mitted to question him this week. At the hospital it was said the actor's case has been unique nmong those treated there. Never before at St. Luke's has a patient with a fractured skull remained in a coma more than eight days and lived. ? No More Boy Prisoners Will Be Sent to Yorktown School Boy prisoners no longer will bo sent to the New York Training School for Hoys, at Yorktown, it was announced yesterday. Many escapes recently and inadequate facilities for keeping tho boys in restraint werr given as tho causes. The Institution at Yorktown has been usod for several years as an aux? iliary to the reformatory on Randall's Island, where boys convicted of minor crimes wero sent to learn practical farming. LaGuardia Asks Aldermen To Study New City Budget Florello 11. La Guardia, President of tho Board of Aldermen, yesterday sent a letter to each member of the board asking them to familiarizo themselves with the budget, this year, in order that care and scrutiny which the charter contemplates shall be actually oxercis.'d by tho Hoard of Aldermen" Tho Aldermanlc President said ho had arranged to have copies of the departmental and borough estimates available for the aldermen's inspection nt his office at any time during the day. He pointed out that under the charter these estimates should be sub? mitted to the Board of Aldermen by August 1, but that they were coming in every day now. Examiners for the Committee on Finance and Budget of the Board of Estimate will go over the estimates between now and SeptembeT^T^ the Finance Committee will "iw ** sessions on September 27 to d?-;jn ^ partmental request?, Clde ?t The Aldcrmanic President saiH ? was anxious for every eldern?. ? keep ?n touch with the situatS * it progressed before the Finance r * mittee and the Board of Estimate that the wholi! budget will not be "_J denly thrust upon them when it pawed by the Hoard of Estim?t? J referred to the Hoard of Aldirtae,/ By reason of the DEATH OF MRS. JOHN WANAM?KER All our places of business in NeW York, Philadelphia, Paris and London will be closed till Tuesday morning .. August 24th JOHN WANAMAKER, New York You can hear Sousa's Band a_._y Your home, wherever it may be, is right on the line of march of Sousa's Band?of Pryor's Band, Con way's, Vessella's, U. S. Marine, Garde R?publicaine of France, Black Diamonds of London^ of the greatest bands of all the world. 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