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U. S. Inquiry
In Tulsa Race
Daugherty to Learn if Fed?
eral Laws Were Violated;
Investigatious by State
and County Under Way
City to Attone for Harm
Raises Fund to Rebuild for
Vietims; Radieals Among
- Negroes Called Plotters
WASHINOTOX, June 3.--A general
inquiry into the race riots at T'ulsa.
Okla.. has been ordered by Attorney
General Daugherty, it was announced
to-day at the Department of Justice.
The purpos'e of the investigation, of?
ficials said, is to determine whether tho
disorders were in violation of Federal
I?ws. Preliminary reports, it was add?
ed, show that tne situation is purelv
The inquiry oxdered is informal and
will be made by the department's
agents m the field. Officials indicated
that it was not probuble that a special
investigation would be ordered. They
expressed the belief that the situation
would work itseif out without the inter
vention of the Federal government.
State Inquiry Ordered
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., June 3.?A
thorough investigation of the Tulsa
race confiict by Attorney General Free
ling was ordered by Governor Robert
son to-day, Mr. Freeling was author
ir.ed to proeeed to Tulsa at once and
preserve all evidence, which will be sub
mitted to a grand jury when it meets.
TULSA, Okla., June S?-Scarch for a
number of alleged ringlcaders of the
race riots of Tuesday night and
Wednesday, which cost thirty lives and
the loss of $1,500,000 in property, the
lifting of martial law and progress on
plans for rebuilding a negro "i.one"
wero developments in Tulsa to-day.
Adjutant General Barrett, in charge
of the state troops here, announced
this afternoon he had the names of a
number of persons suspected of being
ringleaders in the trouble and that
these persons when apprehended would
be turned over to the civil authorities.
General Barrett told the Chamber of
Cornmerce it was unnecessary to keep
the state troops after to-day' and this
afternoon issued the Governor's order
restoring civil law.
Bar Association to Aid Jury
The Committee of Seven at a confer?
ence discussed the request of Governor
Robertson for a searching inquiry and
decided the best plan would be to" han
d!e the investigation through the grand
jury. A special committee from the
Bar Association, it was announced,
will be appointed to cooperate with
the County Attorney's staff.
The Committee of Seven also con
sidered the rebuilding plans and steps
are to be taken to provide a well built
negro section, this to be done in part
as an atonement for the harm done,
?nd also aa an, example for other
The committee expects no difficulty
in obtaining the $500,000 it has been
decided is necessary to rebuild homes
owned by negroes.
An order was issued from military
headquarters early to-day demanding
the arrest of any one offering for
recording deeds to ?r transfers of any
property in the burned district.
General Barrett asserted that iire
sponsible persons were seeking to ob?
tain the property at much les than
Radiral Agitators Blamed
Agitation by a few irresponsible
negroes was blamed for the part of
the negroes in the race war here in
statements by several prominent
negroes and by Police Commissioner
J. M. Adkinson.
According to Commissioner Adkin
eon the police were aware that negro
radieals had been at work for some
time. He sfid negro citizens had been
warned several months ago that re
Bponsibility for any trouble would rest
upon the negroes.
As the race war ekc.itement flickered
out, the fear which kept negro leaders
silent was dispelled, and they told the
negro story. Barney Cleaver, a vet
eran negro police officer and former
deputy sheriff, who enjoys the confi
dence of both whites and blacks, named
an alleged negro narcotic peddier as
one of the principal leaders in the dis
turbance Tuesday night which pre
cipitnted the shooting and burning.
O. W. Gurley, probably the wealthiest
negro in the city, told the story of
what happened in the negro section
and deciared the belligerent negroes
stablished headquarters at the plant of
a negro newspaper eariy Tueaday
Leaders Jeered at Warning
Cleaver said he warned negroes then
that th^y would cause the negro section
to be burned if they did not disperse
and disarm. "They only laughed at
me and threatened to shoot me,"
Gurley said on the ni'jht of the riots
he went to the newspaper office about
9 o'clock and found activitics far ad
vanc^d. "Men were coming in singly and
dn little groups," ho said, "in answor
to the call to arms, and guns and am?
munition were "being collected from
every avaiiable source.
"Many of the men," he continued,
"were making open threats and talking
in a most turbulent manner.
"When I saw what was going on, I
tried to talk them out of the idea of
arming themselvea to preventj what
they believed was a threatened lynch
ing, but they were in such a dangerous
mood that I almost got in trouble my
"There were not more than forty or
rifty men in the crowd of armed negroes
who marched upon tho courthousa.
They were nearly all dope usera or
*jake' drinkors with police records.
However, a few more intclligent ones
were in the lcad."
Morgan Belmont Found
Not (iuilty of Assault
Taxicab Driver'g Charges Dis
misseri; Members of Party
Indignant at Accusation
Morgan Belmont, son of Avgust Bel?
mont, was discharged yesterday in the
police court at Port Wushington, L, I?
where he was arraigned on complaint
of a taxicab driver, who aceused him
of assault. George A. Peterson, the
taxicab driver, said that Mr. Belmont,
Mrs. Grace Allen Peabody and Miss
Beth Martin, who rode with him from
? roadhouse to the Belmont home in
Westbury, were all drunk, and that Mr.
Belmont assaulted him when he de
murred at compromising a $12 charge
on a $5 basis.
Mrs. Belmont testified she had seen
the epi8ode from her window. No
blows were struek, she said, and it did
not occur to her that anv one was
drunk. Mr. Belmont and Mrs. Pea?
body and Miss Martin were profoundly
?hocked by the accudation that they
had been drunk. They hadn't been i
dnnking anything but gingcr ale, they
Erring Husband Mixes Letters
And Gets Six Months in Prison
Epistle Intended for Woman He Ran Away With
Goes to Mrs. Goldstein and Prospeets for 8ns
pended Sentenee in Abandomnent Case Yanish
Abraham Goldstein's expression yes- j
terday when he came forward for gen
tence for nbandonment in Judge Mc
Intyre's part of General Scssions was al
happy mixture of earnost contrition
and fond hope. The preceding day he
had foraworn forever Mrs. Anna
Hauser, with whom he ran away to '
Boston, and had pledged hia faith anew I
to his wife and their seven children, !
and the prospeets for a suspension of j
his sentence seemed bright.
At sight of his wife's face, however,
Abraham'a expression became still jnore
mixed, with consternation the prevail
mg ingredient. There was good reason
for his consternntion. He had mixed
his letters and his destiny. An epistle
which he intended for his wife he had
mailed in an envelope addressed to
Mrs. Hauser, and a letter he intended
for Mrs. Hauser had been sent to his
wife. His wife's face told him that
the letter carrier had done his duty.
Trace Insurance to
Dead Mairs Double
Agent Swears Aceused Took
Ont Policy After Speeial
Inquiry as to Payment
on A e c i d e n t a 1 Death
WARSAW, Ind., June 3. Insurance
agents testified to-day in the trial of
Virgil Decker, charged with the mur?
der of Leroy Lovett, in furtherance of
the state's efforts to show, it was said,
thnt a conspiracy existed to kill
Lovett, Virgil's "double," and obtain
$20,000 insurance. Mrs. Lydia Decker,
mother of Virgil Decker, and Fred and
Calvin Decker will be tried separately
on a murder charge.
Charles Tedder, of Elkhart, Ind., an
insurance agent, testified Virgil Decker
had taken out an industrial policy in
his company for $270, made pnyable
to Mrs. Lydia Decker. The witness
testified that Decker had made special
inquiry as to whether this policy would
be paid in the event of accidental
Fred W. Smiley, another insurance
agent of Elkhart," Ind., told of a con?
ference he had with the defendant con
cerning the taking out of u $5,000 pol?
icy in his company. Application, how?
ever, was never made, he said.
James H. Anglin, of Warsaw. said
Virgil and Fred Decker had called at
his office and taken out a policy for
55,000, paying the first premium. This
was December 31, 1920. The policy
was canceled following the finding of
Lovett's body March 12, which at first
was claimed by the Decker family as
that of Virgil Decker.
More insurance men were heard in
Japanese Dies by Hari-Kari
Used Razor, Flung Self From
Window, Police Declare
Tamesaburo Kurato, a Japanese
butler, was found dead on the side
walk. in front of a Japanese boarding
house ?*,. 148 West Sixty-fifth Street
yesterday morning. According to the
police he committed hari-kari.
A razor with which he had slashed
his throat and abdomen was found in
his room. The police report said that
after using the blade Kurato hurled
himself out of the window.
Kurato's half brother, Keizo Kita
jima, said that Kurato had been de
spondent since the death of his wife
some time ago, and that he had been
out) of employment for nearly two
months. Kurato came from Yokahama.
This is what Mrs. Goldsleirt read:
"Dear Anna I have convinced
niy wife (luit I will live with her
again and tnke caro of the'rhil
dren, and she is going to aak tlui
judge to lot me ofT. As soon us
I am loose I am going to 4'ali
fornla, When 1 get aettled there.
I will let you know and you can
This is the letter sent fo Mrs.
"Dear Wife The wotjian 1 ran
away with has been the evi! in
fiuence of my life. She persuaded
me to leave you. Now 1 am
through with her forcver. 1 want
to make up for nll the wrong I
have done you and the children."
"I'm aure 1 don't know what to ask
you to do, judge," said Mrs. Goldstotn,
as she showed her letter to Judge Mc
lntyre. "I thought he was honestly
repentant, but look at this."
Judge Mclntyre said that he knew
exactly what to do and scntericed
| Abraham to six months in the peni
To Chair for Killiiig
His Baby Daughter
Yontlifiil Father, Convicted
of Choking His Chiid to
Death, Listens Calraly
to Verdict; Mother Faints
Special Dispatch to The. Tribune
| POUGHKEEPSIE,. N. Y? June 3.
; Nathaniel Ingraham, tweuty-two, of
j Hyde Park, was sentenced to dii$ in
| tha electric chair during the week of
| July 17 by Judge J. Addispn Young
[ in Supremc Court here to-day. Ingra
| hain murdered his own daughter Feb?
ruary 28 by chocking her to "death
after a six months1 program of j_j__tal
ity toward the chiid, whose body was
found covered with bfuises after death.
Ingraham'a mother, who was in court
when the jury returned its verdict of
guilty in the first degree, cqllapsed
and was carried out by court. attend
ants. Ingraham, on the other hand, re
mained perfectly calm as. the foreman
recited the jury's findings and later
when Justice Young pronounced sen
tence. His attorney, John F. R-ing
wood, took an appeal,
Mr. Ringwood's plea tended to os-tab
lish a lesser degree of guilt than,mur?
der in the first degree. He asked for a
verdict of manslaughter in the thiril
degree, saying that the prisoner had
never intended a serious assnult.
District Attorney Raymond E. Al
drich, in a bitter rebuttal, edaimed that
Ingraham "murdered his baby in cold
blood. He took her by boi.ii'v^ands
around the throat, and, iit hi's'own
words, 'pressed there until she fell
The District Attorney called. the
murder "the worst case of cold-blooded
brutality in the whole history of
Dutchess County." He called attenti.on
to the fact that after the choking
Ingraham called to his wife to come
upatairs where the baby was lying.
"it was only after th-.- wife Arrived
and after Ingraham :was s-u-re he. had
completed his grewsome ta's"k, Mr.
Aldrich said,^ "that; he, made any -*it
tempt to revive his vi_tim!rt
Platt Confers on Budget
WASHIKG/rpN, June 3.?John T.
Platt, of New'York, head of the \'a
t'ional Budget Commission, conferred
with the President to-day with refer?
ence to the new budget s'ystem soon
to be inaugurated. It is believ.ed that
the President intends to name ' M7.
Platt as director of the budget. Omar
Wright, of Illinois, the director of
finance in that state, is slated to serve
Almanac for the ^Week-Ender
(Standard tinu, used below. For daylight saving time add one hour)
The Weather Forecast
(For New York City and Vieinity)
?^rnd?ay^Cl0Udyi and P00len Probably showcrs in the morning.
Sunday-Fair and continued cool. Fresh northwest and north winds.
(For Eastern New York)
Saturday?Cloudy and cooler.
Sunday-Fair and continued cool. x- ?'
(For Western New York)
Saturday?Partly cloudy and cooler.
bunday?Fair, continued cool.
(For Northern New England)
Sn^/oi^?l0Udy'.f00ler' ""P1 in Southeast Maine.
bunday?Jatr, continued cool.
I (For Southern Neio England)
Saturday--Cloudy. cooler on the mainland.
bunuay?Fair, continued cool.
(For Eastern Pennsylvania)
SatUmdo7n"i";g!OUdy Snd C?01' Pr?bably 8howers in southeast portion in the
Sunday?Fair, continued cool.
(For New Jersey)
$?fi?53r?i n^li^zrin the mornin*- c^?? *^
The Sun and the Moon
SunRises. SunSets. Moon Rises. MoonSett.
!anUdradvay.?.'-- 6 = 25a.m. 8:24p.m. 4:17a.m. fi:42r.m.
bunda>.?. 5:24a.m. 8:24p.m. 5:04a.m. 7:47p.m
The Moon Phasf?New Moon at 2:15 a. m. June 6
Time of High and Low Water
A.M. PM. A.M.
Saturday-?. 6:60 7:17 -
Sunday,..,. 7:41 8:05 1:47
Saturday.,10:ir. 10:?,^ 4:34
Sunday..11:04 11:19 6:17
For ptareij given below add or
Refer to Sandy Hook:
Fire Island lnlet._
Jonet'a lnlet (Hempstead Bay) ?
East Rockaway lnlet.
Coneyo Island . _
Prlncess Hay . _(_
Jamaica Bay (Canarsie)_... 4
Hlghland Bridge . I
Seabright t river) ....... X
Asbury Park . __
Beaalda Park . ...".' _
Barnegat lnlet. 4.
Beach Haven (Little Egg H.V. 4
Corsons lnlet . I
Cape May ......'!!] -f
(Information fumishcd by loc
A.M. F M. A.M.
Saturday., "7*: 16 7:4J 1 :87
Sunday. 8:07 8:27 i:24
Saturday. 8:81 8:50
Sunday. 9:18 9:36
subtract the time difference as statcd
H.M. Refer to Willeta Point:
New Ro'hello .
City Island .
Exeeution Llghi . '"
Oyster Hay .
Refer to New London:
Sag Harbor .......[.
Relor u> Qoveruor'a Island: "
frort Washingior. Point....
Spuytan !>jy ,-n .
11 office United States Weather Hurea
Automohile Road Conditions
To Be Sunk in
Poomed l.-Boats, Cruiser
and BuHlenhip Will Be
Targeti for Aerial Boinh,
Shell and Depth (.hurge
Planes to Test Skill
lowa Will Be Guided Out
to Sea, THen Hunted by
Squadrons of Air Scouts
lnstructions to the fleei for ihe joint
army and navy' battle operations
against surrendered German war craft
and the obsolete battleahip lowa off
the \"irginia capes, from June 21 to
July 20, made public to-dny, reveal an
elaborate program of mimic warfare.
The enemy vessels to be destroyed
by aircraft and gunlire includc the
0-117, U-140, C-lll and U-48, the
destroers G-102, S-182 and V-43, the
cruiser Frankfurt nnd tho battleahip
The former German craft, will bo
brought to the liring point and an
chored in position about fifty miles
east of Cape Charles light vessel in
not less than fifty fathoms of water.
If rrtore than one ship of a type to be
bonibed is in the same vicinity, the sub
marine or destroyer to be bombcd will
be distingulshed by red, white and blue
circles on the deck to avoid confusioh.
Planes to Bomh U Boat
Opening operations against the U
117 will be launched by seven divisions
of naval planes, ualng 168-pound
bombs. If this submarine has not been
sunk by naval aircraft. army planes
will nttsck with 250-pound bombs.
Should the aircraft fail to sink the
other submarinea a diviaion of destroy
ers will attaek by gun fire.
Attacks by all aircraft will be made
at an altitude of not less than 4,000
feet and at maximum speed.
The submarines will be anchored in
column formation, 300 yards apart. The
destroyers, one for each submarine,
will then approach from a distance of
5,000 yards and attaek, opening fire at
not less than 3,000 yards. Each de
I stroyer will be all.owed ten rounds a
At the conclusion of the gunlire any
j submarine afloat will be sunk by depth
charges by a wrecking party from the
j. The search for the lowa will bring
' into play all the ingenuity of aircraft
i and destroyers. She will move ui+lor
radio control of the Ohio, and at the
! zero hour will be at some point be
j tween the latitude of Cape Hatteras
: and Cape Henlopen, fifty to one hun
j died miles off shore. steaming at maxi
i muni speed in a general diroction of
; tho shore. The Ohio, while controling
the lowa, will be five miles astern of
Army and navy seaplanes and foui
? army dirigibles will form a scouting
[line between Cape Hatteras and Cape
; Henlopen and will scout ea.-'ward for
: one huiidred miles off shore or until
: contact is made with the lowa.
Drive to Sink lowa
As soon as contact is made aircraft
; will flash the news giving position,
j course and speed of "the enemy."
! Planes on the scouting line will then
assemble by divisions and proceed to
the attaek in order of light bombard
ment squadrons; then heavy bornbard
mejit squadrons and seaplanes.
The air-attack on the Frankfurt will
be with navy 250-pound bombs and
army 30t3-pound bombs. The board of
observers will make an examination of
the ship after each attaek. A second
series of attacks will be made with
The e.xperiments with the baUleship
Ostfriesland on July 20, inclade a
series of aerial attacks, each plane
dropping two bombs in each attaek. On
the second day 1,000-pound bombs will
be used and if a hit is scored 2,000
pound bombs will be dropped.
If the bomb attaek faila to sink the
Ostfriesland, the dreadnought Penn
sylvania will open fire with her main
battery at 10,000 yards. If the Ostfries
lancl is still afloat after the Pennsyl
vania has used her heavy artillery, she
will be sunk by depth charges.
Church Plans Campaign
Again Social Evils
Synod Recommenda War on
Inrpropcr Motion Pictures
and Dance Halls
ASBURY PARK, N. J? June 3.?An
aggressive campaign against improper
moving pictures, public dance halls
and other social evils in every com?
munity was recorrrmended in a report
read before the 115th annual synod of
the Rcformcd Church in America here
"The de.moralization of the public
through unfit picture films, public
dance halls, had books and other temp
tntions to social impurity is assuming
alarming proportions," states the re?
port of the committee on public
morals. "The Church must exert her
power against these outbreaking sins.
Pastoral guidance and parental over
aight should be continually exerted to
remove these menaces to the spiritual
and social life of our people."
The program ndvocated by this com?
mittee and adopted by the synod calls
for the atrict enforcement of national
prohibition, cultivation of personal
purity, censorship of moving pictures
to prevent the showing of pictures
detrimental to the public morals and a
"positive aggressiveness along the
lines of public morals in each com?
munity as a most necessary feature of
The report of the committee on pub?
lic morals further suggested that the
synod pass a resolution indorsing the
aima of the Anti-Saloon League, the
Women'a Christian Temperance Union,
the Lord's Day A'liance, the Family
Altar League and the Allied Citizens
Couple Attack Woman
And Rob Apartment
Answer Her Advortisement to
Sublet for Summer nnd
Knock Her Unconscloua
Mrs. Mnry Tohin. twenty-slx years
old, of 700 West 1701 h Street, reported
to the police last njght that she was
attacked nnd robbed of jewelry and
$20 in riish in her ii[)iirtnient. yautor
day afternoon by twi unldo'ntifled man
of German appearanca nnd a woman
about, thirty years old, who said she
was his wife.
Mrs. Tohin said that she had adver
ttsed her apartment to sublet for tho
Bummer, Two days ngo, she said, the
man who robbed hor and hia alleged
wife came to oxamine the apartment in
answer to her advertisement. They
seemed sni.isfled and said that. they
would call yesterday to make the linal
Shortly after 1 o'clock th*1 couple
called. They request ed permission to
look at the apartment again. Mrs.
Tohin said. She was showing the
woman a large wardrobe in the tied
room when she was Btruck on the back
of the head by what she holioves was
the butt of a revolver. When she re
gained consciousness she told the po?
lice thnt a valuablc diamond ring. a
gold watch and $20 in cash were miS
sing from her bureau. She was at
tended by an ambulance surgeon from
Columbus Hospital. Detectives at
tached to the West 177th Stret station
have been assigncd to the case.
Man Mortally Wounds
Wife and Kills Himself
Police Say Midlanri Park, N. J.,
Couple Quarreled Frequently;
Tbreatcninjr Letter Found
Srie.rinl Ditpatch Io 'The Tribune
MIDLAND PARK, N. J.. .lune. 15.?
William Van Winkle, twenty-eight years
old, a motorman employed on the Pat
erson City line of the Public Service
Railway Company, shot and mortally
wounded his wife and killed himself
early yesterday at his home in Goff
Road, this city. Three children of the
Van Winkles were away from home at
the time of the shooting.
According to information obtained by
Detective Samuel Taylor, of the Bergen
Police Department, Van Winkle and his
wife have been involved in frequent
quarrels and on several occasions
neighhors called the police because of
disturbances created by them.
The police say a quarrel arose be?
tween tho two just as Van Winkle was
about to leave him home for work
yesterday. Neighbors heard two shots
i in quick succession. and on entering
the house found Van Winkle lying
dead in his room with a bullet wound
in his right temple. .Mrs. Van Winkle
was lying on the kitchon floor shot
through the head nnd unconscious. Dr.
(i. A. De Mun ordered the woman taken
to Barnert Hospital, Paterson, where, it
is said, she. will dio.
The police found a letter written by
Van Winkle on May 12 in which he de?
ciared his intention to kill his wife
and himself. The two older Van Win?
kle children, a boy and girl, were at
school when the shooting occurred. On
their return at noon both were seized
| with hysteria and required niedieal at
tention. The children are being tem
porarily cared for by neighbors.
Held for $5,000 Threat
ln Letter Sent Broker
"I'm Not Going Aloiie*" Reads
Missive t? L. M. Kardos Jr.,
Telling of Writer's Debts
Edward A. Metzler, thirty-three
years old, of 154 East 118th Street,
was held in $500 bail yesterday by
Magistrate Renaud in Tombs Court on
a charge of writing thrcatening letters
| to Louis M. Kardos jr., of the brokor
: age ftrm of Kardos <fc Burke, 32 Broad?
way. In one letter submitted to the
court Metzler wrote:
"Do you know why the idea is grow
ing in my mind hourly to kill my ene
mies? lt is causcd, not by losses in
Wall Street, but by my debts, which
are forcing my wife, four children and
mysclf into the gutter. I owe a $2,500
mortgage on my home, $400 to my
mother, $400 to my sister, $600 to my
brother and a $200 insurnnce premium.
There are two ways to get the money.
One is to dio and let my wife collect
$5,000; the other is to get $5,000 from
you. If I choose the first method it
will happen at 32- Broadway, and I'm
not going alone."
Metzler told the court that Kardos
& Burke had failed to give him an nc
counting of $17,000 in securities he
turncd over to them last December.
$25,000 Lost Bonds
Found on City Dump
Paekages of Securities Dropped
From Automohile Reeovered
by Street Cleaner
FREEPORT, L. T., June 3.?Securities
worth $25,000 were lost yesterday by
Mrs. Florence Carmcn while she was
taking them from the First Nationai
Bank here to the office of hor father,
Platt Conklin, a retired manufacturer,
whosc property they were. Included in
the package were $1,800 worth of Lib?
erty bonds. They were reeovered later.
Mrs. Carmen was acquitted some time
ago of the killing of Mrs. Lulu Bailey
in the office of Dr. Edwin Carmen, her
husband, on June 13, 1914. The securi?
ties were lost from an automobile in
which Mrs. Carmen was being driven
by Dr. Carmen.
The loss was discovered when a stop
was made in Main Street, Frceport. The
pohco were immediately notified, and
an alarm sent out to neighboring towns
and to New York. When Franklin Bc
dell, of the Street Cleaning Depart?
ment, heard of the loss he. began a
search at. the city dump where the day's
street rcfuse had been deposited. There
he found three envelopes containing all
the securities intact They were turned
over to Mrs. Carmen by the police.
1 '.W"T *?> dr'p ." the M?*ne **?---? in a wonderful plaee for ftshlno*
J cimplog, hunttn,.. esuocl.ig. with l_k-?s. ri-?ii_ _?d mountains."
_*-,- ?0 ?nt*. /or "/n |A? A/ain? H'oo.**,*:
u*/iu-A ffif? colored trvins o> Ihu tacahon mnd
akowtru) eampt and r.u?... ?_??_*? r_(? an- a-1
Uurean, l>?*|i4. I ,
Itancor A' Aroos
took tt. R.
G. M. HOUGHTON
Cen. Pa*? Agt,
av Be Free
In Few Hours
(Continued from paijo on?0
tho boy back in the morning.. He told-'
me thnt he did not have the money
and he heggcd me no! to kill the boy,
that hc would go to the bnnk at Forty
socond Street nnd Eighth Avenue in
the morning and t o go back to his
home the following night and he would
give the money at. 10 p. m., June 2.
My friend, John Melchionne, went up to
get the money, but I remainel d?wn
staixfi in front of 854."
Hopod to Get Cash of Varotta
According to the police all the pris?
oners except Marino admltted they
hoped to get money from Varotta. Rug
gieri confessed to writing the black
mailing letters at the instigat.iori of
Marino, his stepfather, they say. Tho
second letter which was signed "Po
lucza," meaning chief of the Black
Hand, ran ns follows:
"You are a damn fool to notify the
police. They can do nothing for you.
If they start at the Battery and search
from house to house over the whole
city they will nover flnd your kid. Give
the money to him. If you don't give
him the money a third letter will be
?sent to you which will tell the day and
hour on which youjr boy will be killed
and his body thrpWft into the East
Detectives patrolled East Thirteenth
Street yesterday in the neighborhood
of Second Avenue. Several times dur?
ing the dny they had to disperse the
crowds of curioUB children who sur
rounded the Varotto home. There was
intense excitement in the morning
when Mrs. Marino, wife of one of the
men under suspieion, crossed the street
and inva'ded Mrs. Varotto's little apart?
ment. There was an angry altercation
in Italian, which was speedily stopped
when n policeman appeared and made.
Mrs, Marino leave the premises.
Demand Based on Chance Remark
Mrs. Varotta admitted to a Tribune
reporter yesterday that a facetious re?
mark she made to neighbors about be?
ing able to pay $3,000 for a motor may
have instigated the kidnappjng of Giu?
seppe. She was speaking in fun, she
said. but it may have been taken seri
ously, for two days later the boy di.s
appeared and a ransom of $2,500 was
demanded. As a matter of fact, she
and her husband could not have pro
duced $500 had it not been for the
assistance of social workers.
Varotta, haggard with sleepless
nights nnd consuming anxiety, was
plunged in gloom yesterday. He'has
taken the pessimistic view all along
that the Black Hand has done away
with his boy. He wanders up and down
the block, clinging to the idea-that
Giuseppe may be in the neighborhood,
if alive at all. Varotta is considera
bly more emotional than his wife and
he pleaded with the prisoners, on his
knees and woening, to return hia boy.
Neither the father nor mother harbors
any idea of vengeance. Mrs. Varotta,
although in delicate health, is more
eheerful. She feels reassured since the
arrests have been made. She said yes?
terday that Giuseppe can speak French,
English and Italian and would readily
finJU his way home from any section of
"If .they would only give us back
our boy ur tell us where he is," she
deciared yesterday. "We do not want
vengeance. We do not carc whether
the men are piinished or not.. They
were ;,i| good friends of oufs until thiV
happened." - . -'
Uiuseppe's parcnts are en'tliusiastie
in their praises. of Mrs. Rae Nicoletti.
the Italian p.oiicewoman who took up
her post in their honieand wai re?
sponsible for the arrests. She is
slender and' delicate looking and is
herself the 'mother of a nineteen
months-old baby. As soon as she heard
of the kidnappirig of Giuseppe she was
interested, she said yesterday, and
when Cpptain Michael Fiaschetti, head
of the, itaiian aquad, said he wantcd
D'ws From Chloroform,
But Fails to Kill Cat
F'HILADELPHIA, June ?,.?
Frnnk Soudere, a Pennsylvania
RailroHf! enginc-er, io^t hin life to
day attempting to 4*h!oroforfn an
aged pot cat at his home ih Paoli,
while his family waa away. The
cat Hcrntched and ntruggled as hr*
tried to hold a chloroform rag to
its n4)se. Souders fell uncon
scious and died from the fuifies.
Trje cat ran away.
I to havr a woman on the ground she
I promptly volunteered. When it was
e.pliiinod to her that'the job would
be daugerous she flourishod a gun and
. declared herself to be a good sh6t.
Woman Tclla of Ruse
"1 am so glnd to have done some
thing," she said yesterday. "And I
j would gladly do it all over agin. What
! mother would not? It was like doing
i it for my own chiid. As soon as I gr
rived, presumably as a relative from
Detroit, I took over all the househohl
tasks, did the shopping and took stock
j of the neighhors.
"Almost the first d?y'I noticed the
\ Marino house'across the street. There
i was always some one watching at the
I window. My curiosity was excited. I
I found out that Marino knew the father
1 and frequently asked about the boy.
I asked them to have him over. When
he came we talked about the boy. I
knocked the police. 1 asked him if he
| had any idea about how to hunt, for the
chiid. He said he had known some
Black Handers at one time .and he
; might ask them for information. I
! knew then I was right. I told him
I the family had' no money but that I
I might be able to get $500.
"We had other talks and once De
tectives Angelo Trezzi and Joseph Kar
dir called. They, also, were friends
! of the family. They sat with me and
j together we knocked the police. We
I were all certain they could never find
Mrs. Nicolette got all the gossip
I from the neighbors and sifted it down,
j drawing her own deductions. Other
| detectives were always within hailing
distance lost she. should be betrayed
and in personal danger through one
false move. She is a fragile looking
woman, little over five feet tall.
Blows 60 Safes?Still Poor
i !\o Luck, Even in Batch of
Nine, Prinoner Tells Police
Francis Harmon, of 77 East 124th
I Street, who was arrested early yester?
day near 349 Broadway, where it was
j found that nine safes had been forced,
i has confessed, the police say, to blow
ing about _u_ty safes in the downtown
I section in the last six months.
He said that he was a.n orphan with
I no proper training and never had
j been really successful as a burglar.
| lt was hard, rough work, and he was
! delicate. Worse still", the police say
j he confided to them. tho rewards of
l industry in the profession were exas
j peratingly small.
The police found the water turned
} on and overflowing a basin in one of.
j the offices looted at 34!) Broadway"' and
I assert that this was the method which
their prisoner waa* accustomed to
adopt to get even wltli firms that kept
their valuables elsewhere than in their
Woman Admits T-iroWing Acid
In Rival's Face; Fined $300
TRENTON; N.J., June -3.? Mrs. Mar
garet Haynes pleaded guilty in County
Court here'to-(hiy;to,-a;charge of throw
ing carboiic" actcT in the face of Irma
Stimson, a neighbor, last Mar'pfi, and'
was fi'nod $300.
She sai(|..'jthe 'h^d heard,Mia.t her hus?
band was atfen"tive to Mfs's* Stimspn,
and she had visited the latter's house
with the ^intenfion of swallowing the
acid. but whcir she -had. the bpttle in
her hand she cha-nged her mind.
Given Peggy Joyce
Not Listed at Port
(government Agents Launeh
Inquiry in Effort to De
termine if Former Folljeg
(iirl BrouphtGems toU. S.
Knrrfnl DttfHUeh to Th* Tribune
CHICAGO, June 3. Peggy Hopkins
Joyce again is fjictured as the artful
schemer, with Uncle Sam thi.i time th*
Agents from the Department of th<i
Trcasu-ry are trying to discover
whether the 2,000,000 francs C$400,000
normal value) worth of jewel* which
James Stanlcy Joyce. her millionaire
husband, purchased for her in France
during the haicyon days of their
honcymooning, have been brought to
the United States. If they have, trou
bles galore will grect the cx-Folliea
When Prggy, her secretary, persontl
maid and Pomeranians trippcd of the
gangway of the steamship last October
she made, so government agents state
the minimum declaration.
The government's first interest in the
case followed closely upon the :
Joyce's divoree bill when he aaid he
had lavished a)most $500,000 in gems
on Peggy to keep her in good humor.
This development was announced to
day when Special Treasury Agent A. P.
Williams said a government inquiry
had been launched to determine what
had become of the gems which Peggy
failed to declare. The agents. Williams
Says, have checked up with Joyce and
have found that nearly $500,000 worth
of gems were purchased in England
and France alone.
Government officials have rabled Car
tier, the Parisian jeweler from wfyora
most of the purchases were made, for
duplicates of all correspondence and
records pertaining to the. Joyce case
and for a detailed account of all
Pegjry'g expenditures with the firni.
The class of property which Peggy,
it appears, failed to make declaration*
upon carries a 60 per cent customs duty.
If Peggy brought home most of her
jewelry and wearing apparel. which
Joyce claims he bought her, the agents
figure she owes the government about
$300,000. With the 60 per cent penalty
which is added in such cases, about
$600,000 would now be due from the
ritfull Peggy, and, in addition, she
would face prosecution.
A diamond tiara valued at $50,000,
a string of perfectly matched pearls
purchased for $70,000, a diauond
pendant, a bar pin and three foreign
automobiles are arrjng the properties
which Joyce bought Peggy. The jewels
were not mentioned in her declaration.
Girl Says Woman Roommatc
Stabbed Her in Throat
Maric Fekete was stabbed yesterday
in a room at 542 East -Sevcnty^<r:th
Street which she shared with' Marie
Hobert, a hair dresser. She said that
her roommate had stabbed her while
giving her a shampoo, Her throat and
head were injured and she is in a seri?
ous condition at Flower Hospital. The
Hobert woman was arrested and held
for examination in Yorkviile police
court. . ?
Swedish Seanien Sirike in
Protest Against Wage Cut
STOCKHOLM. June 3.- A general
strike of seamen and stokers has been
deciared in. protest against a reduction
of 30 por cent in wages. Ship owners
are showing no -alarm, as with 75 per
cent of the Swedish mercantile marrhe
already laid up through economic de
pression they say they will obtain a
sufficient number of volunteers to man
the active fleet.
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