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; ADVERTISED IN THE frRIBUNE IS GUARANTEED Vor. IAXX1 N o. \315 (Copyright. 1921, Non York Tribune Inr First to Last ?the Truth: News ?Editorials?Advertisements THE WEATHER Partly cloudy to-day and to-morrow; not much change in temperature; moderate south winds. Full H.-iH>rt on _.._? I'ase MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 1921 TWO CENTS tn (.renter New York THREE ( ..MS i KOtK CENT? Within 808 Miles I Elsewkei Inte? To Fis--? in _eiver Officiais S.?d to Have De? cided to Oppose Action of Brake Shoe Company on Claim ?or $57,074 Scheme lo Raise Fares, Savs Hvlau Transit Commission May Intervene to ProteetCity ; Hed?ev Denies Collusion From sources close to the manage? ment of the Interborough Rapid Tran.it Company it was learned yes? terday that the company would fight ??e application : >r a receiver, made by the American Brake Shoo and Foundry ?empany on an unpaid claim for $5",n74 for supplies. Officials of the Interborough have 'eighteen clays loft in which to decid. what action to take, as under the law 'twenty days is allowed them in which tc answer after the service of the papers in the- case. Mayor Hylan, in a statement last night commenting upon the situa? tion, said: "There is some scheme behind this ?frer-r?-a?!y and handy American Brake and Foundry Company'? appli? cation for a receivership. I believe that this is another attempt through the Federal courts to raise carfares in ?this city to eight and possibly ten cents.'1 George McAneny, chairman of the Transit Commission, declined to dis euss the effect of the application for a receivership upon the plans for the relief of the transit problem in this city. Plans Not Ready, Says McAneny 'The plan has not boon perfected as yet," said Commissioner McAneny. "and it will not be finished for some days," Another member of the commission, Major General John F. O'Ryan, said: ''The plans of the commission will not be in shape to discuss them pub? licly until next month. I expect that they will be made public about Sep? tember 15." Neither General O'Ryan nor Chair? man McAneny would comment on the ???gestion of Mayor Hylan that the re? ceivership application might lead to an 8 or 10 cent fare.? Whefher the move made by the American Brake Shoe and Foundry Company meets with favor on the-part of o'her creditors of the Interborough who?, bills have not been paid will not be known until to-day, when these con? cerns open their offices. So far there hts been no indication of what atti tade other creditors will take. Hedley Makes Emphatic Denial Emphatic denial was made yesterday by Frank Hedley, president of the In Urborough, that his company was a party to the application of the petition? ing creditor or that the Interborough wanted a receivership. In this connection a telegram sen*. oat on Saturday by Mr. Hedley tc hold? er? of the extension of the issue of 7 par cer.t notes, due September 1, was made public as tending to show that the company did not desire a receivership. Thia telegram, it was furth? r po oat, indicated that the company be fieved, with the Transit Commission, -hica authorized the extension, that fiSe company, if it pi other year, w< uld be a le not < ? ly to meet the notes at h? nd of a year, b_t all . - ? .- oblig ttioi . This tclo gtair r? "Ap;. or receivership of In terbor I by small <_e_er_: * >-day. No note hold? en have joined therein. Company has ? . answe r. Situation as to <y :< * . ? ;. Prompt ? mtial a , ?cpected ibstantial ?ajority ,-.'- d< ? ?'.." Try ?:. erenc? ?. ? |ep ... y of notes ? of notes for tie indorsement of exten ion and interest. It was said that the case, if carried to the F? leral co irta, probably will go Mayer, _ _o appoi nted I ho reeeivc r , f the B. R. T. n some quarters ?VMterd Federal courts _p] ? .. ? , - ? the inter Mr< a ire with the alai of the Tri ion foi ?tii King - ief to the present ! n cl ?n mn?? Won't Alter Commission Program : -, . ?. ( -i ... gaid by an em p.o . ' the coi a to be a fCon-lnu") en n?/t PM9) Lloyd George Asserts Cabinet is Overworked Sa\* Never Before Have Minis ?teri Labore?! so; 6 Premier? in France Since He Took Office '?' ' DON, _ -? - Pr? -a ? . Lloyd George le at Barnsley yesterday ? ?? ?- ...... "??' lei f th? .-???? ?rete ; o hard o vi A the "??'' changed tly ?'"??? d Mr. '? ? - ? v. ay '.'r : the m i ni ?ter' r?t a ni are fjr? a" w? f*l" ' - ? a- . of ex? ti rt ent at " ._'"'' ' ' Bald: "(? j? ?xti ?pie, tl ........ '?'' ' ' ' '??? ?' _ (I , :,< . ? a ** expect ?,. to ? -. and ? - ? ? ' m ? . ..., II" ???<?? : ?? ..a ;? ? y"';-" an . k.?p on j\ ' ' ' ' '??;?'? and Eg.' ' ' " Y" ?' '",' ??'?? ?' ?'.n?: ? *?? wot d >.... ???... rieht." Bank Bandits Get $500,000; Tarry Until Drunk, But Escape Four "Who Rob Security and Deposit Co. in Chicago Become Hilarious in Vault Then Flee Amid Storm of Police Bullets CHICAGO, Aug. 28.?Four well dressed robbers, unmasked, to-night ? strolled into the Security Safo Deposit . Vaults in Masonic Temple, bound and gagged the two custodians through a ruse and in the ensuing half hour broke opon seventeen deposit boxes, ob? taining loot with an estimated value escaped through a fussilade of bullets ' tired by policemen and detectives. They left behind them a half emptied bottle of whisky and a large hammer used to open the safety deposit boxes. Hundreds of pedestrians witnessed the a!,aso of the bandits by policemen : through the down town district which ended when the robbers vanished in an alleyway. Apparently nono of them wi s ?r.jurcd by the fussilade of bullets. The vaults are Kept open all night for the benefit of late patrons and arc said to contain a greater amount of cur? rency than any other depository in the loon district. They are said to carry heavy deposits of South Side gamblers and sporting men. The robbers gained entrance to the vault by renting safety deposit boxes. They then handcuffed the two watch? men and, apparently, began a leisurely inspection of the vault's contents. The whisky they brought with them, however led to their undoing for they became careless of the noise they made and a passerby notified the police. A squad of patrolmen and detectives hur riedto the building, but the noise they made alarmed the robbers who fled de? spite the shots tired after them. In their hurry to escape they loft be? hind $-10,000 in $1,000 bills which were in one of the boxes and a diamond necklace valued at $10,000. Ernest Jonas, one of the guards, said that from their conversation he judged the bandits were after a deposit of $125,000 which a South Side gambler was said to have brought in there dur? ing the course of the day.. At another time he heard one say: "Let's get that crap shooterai' box." That their total loot was considerable, Jones said, was evidenced from the satisfaction in their voices. Three suspects were arrested later. Checks Forged ?? In Sing Sing Net Felons $14,000 Attempt to Put Through Too Larsje a Transaction Keveals Convicts Oper? ated Inside Their Prison Three Now "Solitaries" Spurious Signature of War? den Lawes Is Accepted by New York Banks OSSINING, N. Y., Aug. 28.?It was revealed hero to-day that there are ! some dishonest convicts in Sing Sing. Inmates of the prison have stolen $14, 000 by means of check forgeries within tho last eight weeks, officials admitted. The prisoners stole checks and filled them out for various sums. Three con? victs were placed in solitary confine? ment yesterday as a result of these disclosures. According to information obtained last night, the forgeries wore discov? ered through one particular check hav? ing been filled out for so largo a sum that it aroused the suspicions of an agent of the State Comptroller':, office, who communicated with Warden Lawcs. Exposure followed. It was declared to-day by persons ' close to Warden Lawes that in this latest outbreak of forgeries within prison walls the state will not bo a loser. Losses will fa!! upon banks which honored the forged checks, it was said. The men sent into solitary cells for complicity in the forgeries ore George Liljewall, serving a term for forgery; "French" I.?vine, alias the "Fountain Pen," and J. C. Bennett, who also are said to have records as check i perators. Forgeries Succeeded Before This is the third tinte in four years that convicts accustomed to handling clucks have conducted large swindles. In previous instances, under Warden W. II. Mover and Warden E, V. Brophy, '? tho state had to make up losses in- . curred. Warden Lawes, profiting by the experience of his predecessors, took extraordinary precautions to pro? tect the state against methods previ? ously used. The:;" methods had in? volved insertion by convicts engaged in the prison office of invoices calling for I payment of checks to fictitious persons j or lirais. Finding that way blocked, the forgers this time victimized per . ? ca; h ?ng the checks. After Warden Lawes's attention ha?l | been called to the forgeri'-.s an imme- j diatc examination of cancelled checks was begun. New York Pol ice Depart? ment aid was enlisted, as the ?-hecks : a.?? cashed in Manhattan. It is sai?! that, eight forged checks were, found. Blank checks arc kept in tho State1 Comptroller's branch office at the , pri on. They arc under charge of Davi?! i Vail, special comptroller's clerk. Con? victa are employed in the office and i have access to th? so checks, (nspoc tion of the checkbook is said to have : h( wn that ?ara: checks were missint;. When In! ! arc to la- pan! state c ! eck ? a rc made out in I he branch con pt rol 1er' office, over which pi on officials have no control, and taken across a hall to be signed by Warden Lawe The thief who took the blank checks took those with VVar ?li-n Law? gnature on them. Mr. '.'.' ?? i toin, of the State Comptroller's office, Raid the forgeries were executed expertly, Prison officials have nol ye! lea - ; ed ?'. hethei I hey wei e v<>u. mitteO pri n oi v, ?a t her blank checks '? ..... passed to confederates on the o a .ie by the raen who stole them. it. wart revealed soon after the ?n ... ? gation began thai certain "trus ?.'?? " who ha\??? acce 'o prison rcc ; ? in the plol. The bogus i : ? vvei >? made paj able t <? creditor? of the prison. One creditor was ,1. M. F'orter. Th? warden's signature in thin i , . vaa. fi ? god <>" t he face of tho \ check and Porter's indorsement who on ; act., ;? ? ?o forg? ' The check.'. ; were made payable to creditors of tho Institution, il . ? aid, o that when ; they were returned bh pa ?I and ran- ? celed they would not at ? ct attention. ' 1 ..; evei ear? ? ?idens at Ring Sing have petitioned the Legislature to civ ilian clerks f?.; their office ; ?/,-.,>'r but these efforts have been ful le Killed I)v Frciglil Elcvutor . i n .1?. r. i a to for! '. ' ' ars old, ?,r r\ Third #r?ct, New \)orp, : < it< n I afital, W8 Cru bed '. ' ' ' ' I ?lay by n freight elevator at the plant. o| the l' kbmond Gas < am pa ny ? n '?'.' Illow (street, Clifton, 11?-. dual in tho ?.taten !.l?_...j UocpfU... I ?Theft Charged To Its Cashier Closes Bank Mariner's Harbor Deposi? tory Suspends, While Di? rectors Seek to Learn Ex? tent of Riddle Operations j Has $1,000,000 Deposits Precautionary Measure, Say Officials, Who Hope to Meet Obligations in Full Officers of the Mariner'? Harbor Na i tional Bank, of Mariner's Harbor, S. I., j with deposits totaling* $1,000,000, an? nounced last night that the bank would j not open its doors this morning land will remain closed ur.ti! such ! time as it can be definitely ascertained how much the alleged defalcations ol the cashier of the bank, Sylvanu? Bid die, who resigned early in duly, actu? ally amount to. Biddle is now undei ? indictment and awaiting trial in Brook i lyn. The action of the officers to close th' I bank is the culmination of a series < i conferences of the board of director; 'with Chief Examiner Steams of tin ?National Banking Department and, ac cording to the announcement, ig simpl a precautionary measure against an; ' unnecessary and unwarranted with , draivals. Officer of Ship Corporation Early in the month of July Biddl* | was made an officer of the Johnsoi Shipbuilding Corporation of Mariner' Harbor at a salary said to be unusual!; large for one who was holding the posi lion of a bank cashier. This is be lieved to have led to investigations 01 the part of the officers of the bank o their cashier. They allege that the; discovered that Biddle had engaged i: certain investments with the bank' funds without, the approval of th board of directors. Public disclosure were made immediately thereaftt r an the matter brought to the attention o Ferlerai District Attorney Leroy "W Kos;,, of Brooklyn, who caused one al leged defalcation, amounting to ar proN innately $22,000, in which the Join son Shipyard Corporation of Mariner Harbor was involved, to be? presente lo the grand jury. Biddle and an oi <\cer of the shipbuilding corporatio were indicie,1. Following the report of the defnlci tion and the indictment of Biddle, bank examiner was called in and wer over the books of the house. TI* amount said to have been lost throug the alleged misconduct of the cashi? was reported at that time ? $150,000. Following the announci ment, the board of directors held meeting nt which it was decided th; the board, composed entirely of loe business and professional men of ui questioned financial standing, wou make good the loss. Aids Bank Officers Biddle was later released in the cu tody of bank officers for the purpose * explaining tiie nature and extent of ? (Cuntlnurd on naqr flvii Passenger Plane Falls, Kills 3 Under Wree Empty Gasoline lank Believe to Have Caused Tragedy Near Philadelphia Special Dispatch to The Tribuna PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 28. Thr persons were kille?! late this afternoi when ?ti airplane fell 125 feet ai turned over on them in a field on I outskirts of the city. The dead a Conrad M. Fosa, pilot and owner of t airplane; Mrs. Mary Pussyki, thirt nind years old, ?if 3167 Richmo Street, and John II. Pussyki, eight, h : on. The plane was one of several at t Bustleton flying field , which tak sighl leers mi short flights. It was i lurning from a fiftccn-minuto :;[ v. lien t he i ngino stopped. Spectators say the machine poised the air and then plunged nose do? ward, turning over when it crashed the earth and crushing all three occ pants beneath the engine. Spectators from the flying field, st ? ral hundred yu rd ? di tant, i an i o t pol and with difficulty removed I wreckage ti nd exl ricn t ? ?1 the viel it. ull of v, iinni wi-i *? dead. Examination of the machine, pul ?mi./, showed the gasoline tank wan co pletely empty, and it. ?s believed abn stopping of the engine during a p?-r ous momtyit of the descent wait du?' thut. i Blow Struck I Over Woman Kills Dancer _ Cecil Adrian Arthur, of N. Y., Dies as Result of i ^ ' Fight Following Annual Masque at Allenhursl Chilean Student At Cornell Held Victim Escorting Hostesi When She Refused lh< Invitation of His Riva - ASBURY PARK. N. J., Aug. 28, ' Cecil Adrian Arthur, thirty-four yeai I old, of the Navarre apartments of Ne York City, died in tho Ann May lio: pital at Spring Lake to-day of injuri. he suffered Friday night in an ei counter with a Cornell University sti dent in the grillroom of tho Allot hurst Hotel, Allenhurst. The fig! brought to an abrupt end the hotel annual masquerade ball, the most i. portant social event staged during tl season by the fashionable beach colon The ball was attended oy sever hundred summer colonists and ai year-round residents, and the co tumos worn were the most strikii seen at the resort in years. Tho student, Salvador Laborde, Chilean, is held without bail in t county jail at Freehold. Two of i friends, who have been occupying cottage with him at Deal were releas in $500 bail each. They are Jose Ma tune, of 790 Riverside Drive, Manhi tan, and Manuel Fernande?-., of If aval Victim Danced With Hostesa ; Arthur, whose mother is said to be married to a titled Englishman, was the guest, at the ball of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Sutphen jr., of 107 Corlies Avenue, Allenhurst. Arthur, it is said, was dancing with Mrs. Sutphen when La borde came up and claimed her as his 1 partner. Arthur is said to have resented the Chilean's manner and words passed. "Go away and do not annoy this lady," Arthur told the Cornell man. "I will settle with you lat^r." Mrs. Sutphen, who i< about twenty-live years old and attractive, declined to dance with the , Chilean. Arthur and Laborde later met in the grill. They began arguing again, it is said, and came to blows. Labor?.!??, it is said, struck Arthur a smashing blow : in the face and as Arthur fell his head struck the cement floor, fracturing hi. skull. \ Arthur is a friend of .1. Harry Foley. . seen tary to Governor Edwards, ?and at Mr. Foley's request, according to re? port, the Governor ordered that a thor oui.h investigation be made of the case. Arthur was a ?Tealer in automobile accessories and is understood to have . been a member of the Edison Ecometer firm at 1777 Broadway. He left his apartment Friday afternoon and came hen- to pass three days with the Sut phens, who live at Broadway and Ninety-eighth Street, New York City. Mr. Sutphen is vice-president of Rid i ley's, confectioners, itt ?-19 West P'or tieth Street. Prisoner in Junior Class Laborde is a member of the. junior class ai Cornell. His home is at Ha? vana. He has been living in Ithaca, N. Y., at. A1 ."> Stewart Avenue. (aunty Detectives Charles 0. Davon ; port, .1. B. Rue and .lack Smith have questioned many persons in connection i with the case and announced to-day 'that developments were expected. This afternoon they arrested Manuel Pan ; neil, head waiter of the hotel, who is declared to have told the police that : Laborde sent Arthur to the floor with a hard blow In the face. Pannell was released in $500 bail as ! a material witness. Police, Doctors Fail To Arouse Sleeping Boy Child Found in Central Term? inal, Awakened, Gives Name, Then Slumbers Again . A patrolman* of the East Fifty-first Street police station found .lames Pis catulle, ten years old, of 527 F ' Thirteenth Street, asleep lal >c night on a bench in the Grand ? ? l'aai Terminal. The efforts of a woman am? bulance surgeon, several patrolmen, station detectives and special officers to rouse the little boy were in vain. An ambulance was cf_lle?l and he was sent to the polie?: station. On the way Jimmie slept soundly. At the police station, the. little fellow was aroused long enough to give his name and address. When asked if he was hungry, the boy only shook his head. The next minute his eyes wen1 closed. At an early hour this morning he was sleeping on a table in the police station, the combined efforts of ?;e tectives and two doctors to arouse him again having failed. 'ding i_aus c. nference to oliless Heads of Leading Indus? tries Will Be Invited to Washington to Dis? cuss Immediate Relief Seeks to Avert Any SuflferiHg Speeding Up of Factories and Publie Works Are Among Solutions Urged; From The Tribune Washington Bureau ? WASHINGTON, Aug. 28.?President Harding to-day stepped into the middle of the unemployment problem and will undertake to place as many men as is humanely possible in the various in? dustries of th^i country before the win- ! ter months. Secretary of Labor Davis ? recently advised Congress that the number of persons out of employment \ in the United States had reached a total of 5,735,000, although it has been ! pointed out that this "rough estimate" j does not taka re-employment statisics into consideration. Through Secretary of Commerce ? Hoover, President Harding has called I a national conference at Washington . on unemployment. The large employ- j ing industries of every part of the ? United States will participate in an : attempt to speed up employment. The j announcement of the coming confer ence was made by Secretary Hoover, I who said: ''Tho President has decided to call a ! I national conference at Washington on unemployment and has instructed the I Department of Commerce to formulate 1 plans for it. Its personnel will bo ! made up so as to represent the country ' geographically and, so far as possible, to embrace representatives of the i greater employment industries. The Department of Commerce will cooper? ate with the Department of Labor on ! representation of labor. j To Study Economic Measures "It is desired for working reasons to i keep the number of the conference as small as possible. It is intended to in? vite representatives of the greater groups of industries and thought, and the cooperation of their national or? ganizations will be sought in their se? lection. "The object of the conference will be to inquire into the volume of needed employment, the distribution of unem? ployment, to make recommendations as to measures that properly can be taken in coordinated speeding up of employment by industries and public j bodies during the next winter, and, in j addition, a broad study of the economic : measures desirable to ameliorate the ] unemployment situation and give im | pulse to the recovery of business and commerce to normal. Many construe five suggestions have been made to the | department by employers, the Gov ; ernors of states and city officials. Would Prevent .Any Suffering "Whiie the business situation is steadily improving, yet some section! of the workers may have exhausted their savings by the coming winter an, they must be a matter of extreme solic it'.ide. "It is inconceivable that America , with its surpluses in food and clothing with housing- though crowded?anc with an abundance of fuel, could allov any suffering amongst those of our owi people who desire to work. It is neces sarj that we should be forehanded ii the preparation of such measures a will prevent any such suffering. "It is expected thai the full plan o the conference will be ready for thi President within about ten days." -a Allies Notify Germany Troops Go Into Silesii Berlin Required to Transpor Soldiers; League Council ( ,'onvenes To-dav BERLIN, Aug. 28 (By the Assc ciated Press). The British, Frene and Italian ambassadors have informe Germany of the decision of their go\ ernments to send reinforcements int Upper Silesia. Germany has been asked by the an* bassadors to make the necessary at rangements for the trnsport of the re inforcements. GENEVA, Aug. 28 (By The Ass< ciated Press). -The Council of th League of Nations will meet to-mo row morning at 10 o'clock. It will tak up as its tirst work the Silesian que; tion, referred to it by the Inter-Allie Supreme Council. Viscount Isi'.ii, president of tl council, to-day told The Associait Press that he personally would preset the c;xfic. An early decision is not e: pected, as the members will requii time to studv the nacer?. Doctor and 3 Women Killed When Auto Is Struck by Train SOMERVILLE, N. .T.. Aun- 28. A man and three women, members of the same family, were killed instantly this even? ing, when an automobile in which th. y wore riding was struck by a 'rain of : !.. South I'.i anch Railroad, on the man line of the Central Railroad of New ,1. . cy, at Tine Crossing, one mile from this place. Th?- dead: Dr. A. G. D'Amico, thirty years old, of 102 West End Avenue, Somerville, N. .1. Mrs. Maria Rosaba Abri?le., eighty yea?? old, his grandmother. Helen D'Amico. twenty-two years old, a Bister, Mari.? Mcaria Sansome. eighteen yeai i old, a niece, of si Thompson Street, Manhattan, who was visiting h -r uncle. Dr. D'Amico lefl his home at ?'.:'_. o'clock in the afternoon, accompanied by the three women, for a short ral before i upper. They v.-.-nt t hrough Duke'u Park, on tin- opposite side of th?' Raritan River, approaching Tino ?a a | lr)g from th?. south. This ?:-, n public highway an.I the crossing is pro tec tod only by n hell. An tho D'Amico party left Duke's Park th?' South Branch train nulle?! out of the Somerville station. It is ; not known whether the bell at the crossing failed to work or .whether the d? or believed that ho cotrfd pass be f i ?? t he train reached the road. Fhe locomotive struck the car squarely and hurled it fifty feel away, i break Ing it in two, Hr. D'Amico and his sister were caught on the pilot of the locomotive. Mrs. Abri?la and Miss Sansomc weie found ?lead in the rear of the machine. Engineer Thomas Hartman biought ?his train to a stop immediately. D ? was thought at first that the doctor anil his sister were still alive. "t n>' I engineer backed his train into the station, where the two bodies were remo\ ed from the pilol Authoritici have h.-:'.m an investiga t ?on of t he accidi nl. PEEKSKILL, !.. ... An?, . 28 Mrs. A \. St.- nbi a. u.a. kill? ; and her t? a year (???I son Finnk va? seriously m jured here lo-Cay '(ton they were run down by an automobile The drive? of th?- car, lia!.!. Mec. a. ..,' Pcekakill wai h'-hl m $2,600 ba?? on a cha'rgo ol homicide. 200 Families Building Homes With Own Hands in Rent War Every Member of Eacb Household in Bronx Colony Turning Self to Task, With Women the Most Eager to Escape Exactions of Landlords Scores of families in the Bronx, tired of crowded apartments and high rents, are solving the housing problem in primitive fashion. They are putting up homes by the toil of their hands and the sweat of their brows. Every one, from grandfather to the toddler, is lend? ing* a hand. Within the last two months a village, complete in itself, has sprung into being in the Throg's Neck section, where Tremont Avenue sweeps toward the Sound. Families are living on the ground, al? though the work is far front finished. Plans for two hundred homes are being carried out. The land was part of the Costar and Brown estates which were cut up recently and sold in lots me ing approximately 25x100 feet. iden? tically the same thing is being done on the high ground at East Chester, neai the Gun Hill Road station of the New York, Westchester & Boston Railroad. It is now no novelty to see an entire family at work in the suburbs on tht business of creating a home. They ap? pear to be striving for artistic effect as well as for space and alt modern con? veniences. The buildings are elaborate or sim pie, according to the taste and cir cumstances of the owner. One-storiet frame structures flaunt green and whit? I coats of paint. Stucco fronts rival more | ;o!id looking brick buildings of two stones. Clumps of trees on the property ; dd to the appearance of the little ? wiiich will presenl a fair face to the eye of the observer if the prophecies of come of its dwellers are fulfilled. Contrasting a crowded tenement home in the Bronx with the open spaces and : alluring promise of her new home, Mrs. G. M diet-, the mother of six children, sat on her veranda in Otis Avenue yes? terday and said: "It seems too good to be true. My .' husband is a policeman and we were paying $77> a month for our home in -.he Bronx. Nothing but people every way you turned. The children had no place to play. .Most of the time when 1 let them out I was ranging over the window to see thai they were all safe. Life was nothing hut a burden. Mow 1 can look forward to years of content? ment an?! no worry about ,n*. 1;; eight , or ten years this place will !>?? paid ft :*. ?even if we only pay .-550 a in,.::;;',;. We have more rooms. It is our own. Look at. th?' children! In the city you have almost to apologize for their exis 1 tenee." The youngsters were playing happily i on the strip of grass ouiside the veran | da. It. was country to them. A dog ; frolicked around. Every one was wel ; come. Although the la-^t coat of paint (Continued on pao? three) Graft Board to Hear O'Maiiey On Wednesday Intimated Commissioner of Markets Will Be Given Chance on Stand to Reply to Witnesses' Charges Hirshfield May Be Called Investigations Said to Have Cost City About $500,000 Subject of Inquiries Edwin J. O'Malley, Commissioner of Markets, whose department is involvec in the jrraft disclosures before the Meyer legislative committee investi gating the city administration, is tc be given an opportunity to defend him self on the witness stand on Wedr.es day, according to intimations yester The committee, upon resuming its session in the City Hall to-morrow morning, will delve further into alleged stories of graft in the markets denart ment. tho headquarters of the legisla? tive body, at 38 Park Row, having been overwhelmed with witnesses the last few days who were anxious to reiat. thcir experiences with the markets bu? reau officials. The committee expects to occupy to-morrow and part of Wednesday in placing a few more of these tales on record, and will then give the Commissioner the chance he has been demanding to make whatever statement he desires. Question of Immunity Under the circumstances, it was pointed out, if the Commissioner takes the stand of his own volition he will not be granted immun;';-, and will thus be answerable to any incriminating charges that may be brought against him. 1 !' he refuses to waive immunity, the committee, under the resolution creating the legislative body, can force him to take the stand, nevertheless, by granting him immunity. Tho committee, it was intimated, also has been collecting a mass of evi? dence in connection with the conduct of nearly all the other departments di? rectly under the control of the Mayor, particularly the bureau under the charge of Commissioner of Accounts Hirshfield. A close study, it is under? stood, is being made of the numerous alleged investigations that have been made by this department and their al? leged expensive nature compared with the results, if any, attained. It is the contention of members of the legislative committee that the c". i dence so far shows that these investi? gations have cost the city about $500, 000, and have in tho main been noth? ing more than whitewashing expedi? tions. It was said that Commissioner Hirshfield himself will be called to testify in connection with this phase of the committee's inquiry. With regard to the counter inquiry of Commissioner Hirshfield and the charge of Raymond Smith, one of the witnesses, that, the committee's attack against the markets department is the result of an effort of a so-called food trust t?) destroy the department, mem? bers of the committee yesterday pointed out as strange that although O'Malley and Smith say they have known this for three years they have waited until this moment to rush the facts bofore the public. Smith Mentions No Names "And you must remember, too," added one committee member, "that Smith is now a deputy commissioner of markets, and that, what he said was nothing more than a mere glitter? ing generality, not, mentioning the (Continue?, on next paje) l'ordney Expects Bonus Lan Looks for Congress to Pa. s the '< Measure by December SAGINAW, Mich., Aug. 28.?-Belief that a soldiers' bonus bill will be passed ] by Congress by December was expressed : to-day by Representative Joseph W. | Fordney, chairman of the Ways and Moans Committee, who has just arrived here from Washington. "Pa: a ;;.? of the bonus bill is the only honorable thing to .1?.," he said. "The bo; de erve it and shall have it." ihe Republican Hou e id? ? aid he favored a 1 per cent wholesale sales ia. as ?i means of raising money with which t.. , . 'la- bonus, I m icu . ng : ho tarit!', Mr. Fordney said that with the exception of the wool schedule he expected the tariff bill to be but little chanced from the form in which it passed tho House. Greek Right Wing Cut Off, Turks Report Moslem Strategy is Said to Have Plaeed Coustaiitine Army in Awkward Posi? tion ; A 11 a e k Continues Men and Supplies Lost Athen;,, However, Declares Enemy Line Broken and Counter Move Repulsed PARIS, Aug. 28 i By The Associate Press). -The right wing of the Greel army which was attacking the Turk: along the Sakaria River in Asi; Minor has met with disaster and beei completely severed from' the mail body of the Greek troops, according tt a dispatch from the correspondent o "L'Information'' at Constantinople. The dispatch adds that the entir Greek army is thus placed in a mos difficult strategical position. Th Turks are attacking and seem to hav olentv of ammunition. CONSTANTINOPLE, Aug. 28 (By Tho Associated Press). After three days of fighting the Turks have forced the Greeks to retire across the Sakaria River into Asia Minor. The Greeks lost ; many prisoners, much' material and cannon and transport wagons. The entire pian of campaign formu? lated by the Greeks has been tempo? rarily held up. The Greeks are said really to have been defeated by the Salt Desert, lack of water and many men stricken with [ malaria. It appears probable that active mili? tary operations by the Greeks and .Turks will be halted for weeks ow nj ; to lack of water at the front. Tin. I Greeks are making strenuous e?forts t< supply their troops, sending to the front in automobiles thousands of win; ' barrels and skins and wooden tank, | tilled with water. The Turks, who art ; suffering ?s a result of the efficiencj 1 of the Greek trar.sport system, are of fering rewards of $1,000 for the cap I ture or death of a chauffeur and $3,001 I for the capture or death of a moto ' captain. Turks Organize Nov.* Line ATHENS, Aug. 28. The Turl ! organized a defensive line which part at, '.7.- confluence of the '.' : ak wit the Sakaria River, near ancient t\?.* diu.m, says an official statem garding the military situation in Asi Minor disseminated, by the Creek OtV. cial Agency. 1 From tho regi in <s Cordium th line runs south along the right ban of the Sakaria to tin- village of Ktn | kcuy. From Infl?chit it runs east unt it reaches a point a little to the nort i of .the rivers Gheuk and Kathrand '. The line forms ?n eighty kilomet? front, and there also is a second lir of defense which the Turks ha fortified. Tho Turks aro equally fortified | the north of Cord i urn. along the rig ? bank of the Sakaria River, and on tl heights of Atbouchen, Inkirma a7 Yoslenikgithes. The rest of the Tur ish forces are divided over the sect oa?-t of the Sakaria, where they fortified positions. The Turkish ma force is held in th? or? the rivers Gheuk and Kathrandi, wi probably fortified positions at the c treme right. Counter Attack Repulsed The GreTek detachments which a marching south of the Sak ir?a, sa the statement, occupied last Mond the Turkish advance posts south tin- Gheuk and Kathrandi rivers. T Greek right wing broke through t Turkish line Friday * Gheuk and occupied positions north the river. Tho Turks launched counter attack, which the ; tati mt says was cas]!;,* repulsed. The statement .* ert that the Ttr ish positions south of the Kathrai also were occupied by the Greeks aft a battle, and that the lurks retreat toward th< ir mai r? north the river. A dispatch sent out last Saturt from Athens by I 'tin New s Agency said I he < !n eks in A Minor had come in contact with main forces of the Tuvl t.h?' Sakaria Fiver, and that in Salt ' icsert they had foun 1 I he Tu m si rong po! it ions a!, n.g the Hi Kiouk. Tin* dispatch added thai th had I Turks in this rejrion for sev^r?.! da but tho Ottoman forces hadiyheen featcd m all encounters. Five Mingo Miners Shot By Troopers Slate Police and Deputies Escape Trap Laid by 1.500 Armed Men; des? perate Fight in Dark Exchange Volleys Eight Feet Apart Eleven Prisoners Taken, but Some Break Away; Citizens Are Aroused STATE POLICE HEADQUAR? TERS, ETHEL, W. Va., Au?. 28.? Five men fell in an encounter early this morning between an armed band and state troopers on Beach Creek, Logan County, near the Boon. Logan County line, Captain J. R. Brockus, commanding the state po? lice and deputy sheriff, reported this afternoon. There was much shoot? ing on each side, he said. Whether .ill the men who fell were killed Captain Brockus was unable to state. He added that after his men had seen those who had fallen picked up and carried away by their companions the state troopers and deputies retired, because some of their number were in civilian clothes and it was difficult to distinguish them in the darkness from the men comprising the armed band. Fight at Ten Feet The clash was at close range, ac? cording to Captain Brockus's report, the men firing at each other when but eight to ten feet apart. Prior to the fight, Captain Brockus said, eleven prisoners had been taken by the patrolling party, which set out from Logan yesterday, ostensibly toward Blair and Sharpies. !*Vur of the prisoners escaped during the en? gagement, it was said, and one of them is believed to have been killed. Captain Rrockus was at the head of the advance guard of troopers and deputies. It was this detachment, com? prising twelve men, that engaged tho armed band. The patrol, while pro? ceeding toward Sharpies, Captain Brockus reported, ran across five men on foot. All were armed with ride. and one had a shotgun, he said. "Wo called upon these mon to dis? arm, which they did," ihe captain con? tinued. "We placed them under arre t and proceeded down the road. Further on we met two automobiles and placed six additional armed men under arre st. Shots Answer Challenge "With the eleven prisoners wo marched on toward Sharpies and cam?' up'jn another squad of five armed men. : Some one called to us that we would ! not be allowed to pass. We called up-?/, thi-m to surrender their arms, but ? ? ceived in reply a voliey of shots. "Our men returned the fire, and in i the fight five men fell to the ground. We waited until we saw that they were picked up and carried away, and then (.'(tided to discontinue the advance tor : th" present. It vas very darK and of our deputies were in civilian : clothes, hampering our distinguishing them.'' Captain Brockus could not defii - whether the five men were killed, 'but said that "probably four'1 wer. ile said that later reports from rples indicated the state police I "played in luck" in stopping whei . they did. "We learned rrom Sharpies there were la tween 1,500 and 2.(>!,:> an led mn r wai? ?ng : or us to wi into a trap," Captain Brockus said, ? if we had advanced if seems a> '. surcd a very serions situation would af.fi." Ail along the way, the state police ots" were be? ing to.ken at the officers from men len ia houses and 1:1 ambush. Governor Hears of Clash CHARLESTON. W. Va., Aug. 28. "Possibility of serious trouble" in the j Blair-Sharples region of Logan County was intimated in a telephone message to Governor Morgan to-day, he an j nounced early to-night. Half an hour after the Governor made this an I announcement Adjutant General Jchn 11. Charnoek and three Cni,ed Mine Workers officials departed for Logan. where -they will attempt to pacify the miners. Armed men have captured three c)t>p -??? 'T of Sheriff l'on Chafin's Logan ' ml and are holding them ' Governor said. Fee] i n? ... tense thai I Ihafin i; ?ng trou'ole in holding l.ack arme i Is of citizens of Logan, the county . who are .: they be y. lowed to attack the armed forces a? a the Governor t.yz. . PITTSB1 i:.;:.. Aug 28.?Sheriff Hill . over the I? one early to-night that to the effect that four ar five men had :.a killed in an en * a, . 5, close to th" Boone-Logan border in Logan County. fteen miles from Madi? son, the o y seat of Boone County, where President C. F. Keeney of the United Mine Workers last Friday ed hack the men who were march I jng from Marmet to Mingo County a* .-. protest against martial law in the latter county. Miners Well Organised It contains about a thousand peo ; pie and is only a short di. tance fr? m ; Blair. The miners in this section, are ! organized. evcral week?, ago a detail of -tato heriffa wer,- sent fr ?".' Logan ta e tablish ?: post of th.?. ? tion. When they .! Sharpies they were met by a i me:-, who surround? ? and surprised them, and, according to it from Logan, they wer. disai 'ai,.,-,.(j out ,,f t;.,e coun? ty. They arrived in Logan early the next morning and reported the incident t?- Sheriff ('hafin. Late yesterday Captain Brockus. with ' .g. largo detachment of state polic?