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Sobs at Sight
Woman on Trial for Murder
Gets a Glimpse of Her
Three Li I tie Ones on the
Way to the Courtroom
Mr*. Josephine Ragona, twenty-one
rears oI<i, lost for a moment yester?
day tiio cen.po-.uyo th? has maintained
with an obvious effosrt since her triai
for the alleeed murdur of Frank Iuco
iano started in General Sessions, It
was when she was being: led into the
courtroom from the Bridge of Sighs. As
th? barred gate swung open she caught.
a glimpse of her three small children
peering into the runway to the prison.
Mrs. Ragona turned and hid her face
on the shoulder of Deputy Sheriff Bello
"Just think," she sobbed, "I've been
away from them so many montas, ail
because I refused to do what iucolano
waited me to! "
It has been her defense from the
start that Iucalano pursued her, gained
?n evil ascendancy over her. alienated
? ,-r husband from her and then sought
to make a ?vornan of the streets of her.
and that the shots which killed him
were not fired by her in sudden pas?
sionate rebellion at his proposal, but
discharged accidentally in n struggle
for a revolver which he held.
When Mrs. Ragona settled he-self in
?he w tn< ss chair to tell the jury of the
newer which Iucolano wielded over her :
th? emotion which had mastered her
or the moment still surged just be
sath the surface, and at times her lips
treats ed uu her eyes Ailed with tears,
?rhi e th p jrsical reflection of the
effort her will was making showed i?
th? fierceness with which she gripped
t.ie arm* of the chair.
She f>!d of ar. invasion of her bed?
room by tucolano fifteen days after the '
birth oi ."or f.rst child, when, she sai i,
he drew the keen blade of a stiletto
lightly across her skin as a threat of
what she might expect if she continued
to repu.so him. She told an o?der
woman of his visit, she said, and was
advised to say nothing to her husband,
as "your husband wouldn't believe your
story of resisting." Consequently she
k;pt siler.'. and Iucolano, encouraged,
continued to woo her until her husband
grew suspicious and left her.
"Then I determined to earn a living
a'si myself and my children," she said.
"I got a room for ST a month at 318
Kas: 104th Street, and I got a job mak?
ing shirtwaist? and earned from $29 to
530 a week. But Frank came to me
again, ar.d I saiu r was free, so it
would make no difference. On June 25,
1920, he came in at dinner time. Two
of the children were there, and the
other was in the hospital.
"Frnr.k said he could care for all of
us. I went with him. and we took the
children to Staten Island, where he
was building a bungalow. I worked
hart. I nailed boards. I lifted heavy
"But Frank beat me when I said we
were not getting enough to eat. The
children ate things they found in the
fields. With the aid of neighbor? I
pot bark with the children to New
York. He followed me and I yieldoii
again, went with him to his mother's
home, 825 Enr,t 105th Street. It was
there he told me what I must, do must
be a bad woman, go on the street for
"I left him ?train in Augual and
went to my mother'? home in 105th
Street. But he found me and b?'.'?t me
and threatened me. ? told the police
and took them to his home and showed
them showed four policemen?where
ha kept one revolver under the ice bos,
wrapped in a blue velvet bag. ;:n?l an?
other (run under his pillow. The police
took the guns, but they did not arrest
"UiikissedP Head of
New Puritv League
Called Rank Bluff
New York U/s 'Handsomest'
Senior Says He Knows a
Thing or Two About Foot?
ball Captain; Has Proof
The Mwly formed Class of '22 Purity
League, New York University, headed
by Captain Jack Weinheimer of th?
football team, face? a troubled future
of scathing criticism, already being di?
rected against it and the pretensions of
its members is to be taken seriously.
Sidney .1. Crowley, acclaimed the uni?
versity ? handsomest senior, wrote a
letter to the secretary of the league
yesterday, criticizing it.? members and
their habits and denouncing them as
"I'm something of a purist myself,"
writes Crowley, "and I hate fakers. I
have personally seen Jack Weinheimer,
your 'U3:kissed president,' kiss a young
?vornan of my acquaintance mere than
once. I have seldom seen Weinheimer,
when not kissing somebody, that he
hadn't a pipe in bis mouth. Only yes
terday, I may say, Weinheimer bor?
rowed smoking tobacco from mc. The
fellow also swore at me because I had
no match to supplement the tobacco.
"I don't mind giving credit where it
is due, but Weinheimer is palpably
unfit to belong to the Purity League.
I can prove my statements as to the
kissing with the aid of a certain young
lady toward whom he has not displayed
what is characterized by him and his
associates as 'aloof reverence.'
"If the league is after a really un
kissed senior, the man that will come
nearest to their alleged ideal is Ralph
C. Walker, one of their charter mem?
bers, who. I understand, has been
kissed but once and then not of his
The Purity League yesterday ad?
mitted to membership Valentine Bohn.
It is anticipated that four more mem?
bers will be admitted at a special meet?
ing to be held to-morrow.
HUMOR OF THE
Antidote for Cynidsm
Human stories related by Joseph
P. Tumulty after eight years as
the President's Secretary.
Knock-out for Pessimism
Tales of the good that's in public
men at Washington.
Laugh for the Glooms
Fun from the executive offices
and the cloakrooms of Congress.
" In the White House
By Joseph P. Tumulty
Beginning Next Tuesday,
December 6th, in
Sit? ?3>m fork E\mtB
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Parole Board Expected to Free
Girl 'Railroaded1 to Prison
Sptoial Diapattih to Th? Trtftun?
BEDFORD, N. Y.. Dec. 2.?Mlss
Ettie Beattie, held in the State Re?
formatory for Women at Bedford, in
all probability will be freed when the |
paroio board meets next Thursday.
Court procedure is said to have demon?
strated that Miss Beattio and Miss
Ba?lard were sent to the institution
Without proper legal authority. Misa
liallurd was freed on an order by
Justice Morschauser, of the Supromo
Court, who condemned the action by
which the two girls had been sent to
1? had been anticipated that r\ writ
of habeas corpus would be applied for
in M;ss Beattie'" case, but so far none
has been served, and in the event
that such action is not taken the
parole authorities will act on their
Pope Name? Wisconsin Bishop
ROME, Dec. 2 (By The Associated'
Fresst.?The Rt. Rev. Monsignor Jo?
seph G. Pinter, vicar gcnernl of the
Diocese of Marquette, Mich., was
appointed Bishop of Superior, Wis., by
Pope Benedict to-day.
If you're free from constipation
show this to some sufferer!
On? of the gT**t?t benefit? to hu?
manit? that tu*? lifffn made available
to every man, wuman and child in
America in Kell??gg 's Bran, cooked
and krumbled. Kollogg's Bran will
reliev? constipation permanently if it
is eaten n-gularly. If people of this
nation generally would eat Kollogg's
Bran nine-(eutha of ail ai<?kneaa would
Physicians indorse Kellogg 's Bran,
cooked and krurntile.d, for constipa?
tion because constipation i? naturally
relieved through proper food. We
guarantee Krilogg '? Bran will relievo
constipation if at least two tahleepoon
fuls aro eaten daily. We mlviso as
much as necessary for chronic cases.
KelloTg '? Bran acts as a sweeper,
cleansing and purvfjong. But it is not
a " remedy ' ' ; rather a natnro food 1
Unlike, pills and cathartics, which are
not only irritating to the delicate in?
testinal tract, and afford but tempo?
rary relief at best?bran is not habit
forming. Effects of pills and cathar?
tics wear off ami it is necessary for
tho sufferer to find some new and more
violent bowel agitator. Kellogg 's Bran
never ceases its regular work.
Kellogg's Bran at tho same time
will clear a pimply complexion and
sweeten tho breath.
Kellogg's Bran, cooked and krnm
blcd, is one of tho most delicious
cereals you ever ate. Its nut-liko
flavor is delightful. Or sprinkle it on
your favorito cereal and use it in
various foods such as bran bread, muf?
fins, pancakes, gravies, etc. Kecipea
are printed on each package.
WEST 42d ST. (Between Fifth and Sixth Avenue). WEST 43d ST.
Everything From Ulsters
To Chesterfields In These
Three Special Groups?
7.50 47.50 57.50
Regularly up to $50
Regularly up to $65 Regularly up to $75
The Kirschbaum shops made them.
That covers the subject of quality briefly,
but none the less completely. The fab?
rics comprise the market's best woolens.
The models include everything correct
and new, from Dress Coats to Raglans.
The most important
overcoat event our
Mens Section has
held this season!
Fine Suits From The
Very Special Values At
$35 $40 $45
MEN'S SECTION ?THIRD FLOOR
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Extraordinary Value-giving in an-Important Sale of
BOYS' Warm, Fine Quality
For College, Dress or General Wear.
All wool fabrics developed, in decidedly smart plain or belted models
and embodying tailoring and finish of the highest character throughout.
For Boys 11 to 18 years?Piaid back,
double-faced, wool-lined Overcoats with
inverted plait back and belt. Heather
Mixtures and Plain Colors. $?0*7.50
($35.00 Values). Now
For Boys 5 to 10 years?All wool, double
faced fabrics, in inverted plait effects con?
vertible collars. Oxfords, Browns,
Greens and Heathers, $<f_i/V00
($30.00 Values). Now
For Little Boys of 3 to 10 years
Chinchillas and All-wool Fancy Mixture
Overcoats ; button-to-the
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($22.50 Value). Now
In the Magazine Section
of To-morrow's Tribune
"P OR sixteen pages of grave, gay and humor
*- ous reading see the Magazine Section of
to-morrow's New York Tribune. Here are some
of the leading features?
In the Name of Malthus, When Do We Eat?
The Malthusian theor]/ -was to the effect that wars and plagues "wert
providentially designed to keep down surplus population. With
nations striving to eliminate war and health authorities finding ways
to make folks live longer, the world's future food problerd looms
large. According to the U. S. Reclamation Service, 6,300,000 acres per
year must be added to productive land to keep pace with the growth
of population in this country alone. What would Malthus say to that?
A Squared awed Man of God
A vivid word picture and an equally vivid crayon portrait of the Rev.
Earl A. Blackman, "the fighting parson" of Chanute, whom the Ameri?
can Legion have just chosen as their chaplain.
The Return of the Good Caliph Hy-lan
Frederic F. Van de Water saves the life of the fast slipping Shara^d
by enabling her to tell the story of how the Good Caliph planned
to end the traction muddle. "Shoot," said the Sultan, and listened to
the first tale in a new series of New York Arabian Nights.
Dramatic Criticisms of a Stage Doorman
How the show business, and the show people, too, look to an ?ex-butchef
who has spent twenty years guarding the postern gate of a playhouse.
Anybody can get the views of a dramatic critic, but this is something
different in dramatic criticisms.
Another Unopened Letter to Lloyd George
Homer Croy supplements his frank communications of a fortnight
ago with a fourth, and final, note to the British Premier. Illustrate
by Ralph Barton.
The Return of Mrs. Canary
The noted landlady .and her very human ixwrdera male? their iu uulfj
into New York light literature by way of The Tribune Mag&atine. Pee?
sonally conducted by Helena Smith Dayton, with sketches ?by Ethel
As Things Are in Russia
"SAFER" is a Russian word which has much the same meaning as the
Spanish "ma?ana," which means to-morrow. Harold E. Scarborough
heard it often in Moscow, and there's good reason. This is the second
of Mr. Scarborough's articles on "The Second Russian Revolution,"
The Old MmSs Marriage
A delightful bit of French humor, translated for The Tribune bf
William L, McPherson.
Foster on Whist
For those who know and those who want to make a poor game goo<$
and a good game better.
With the Booh and Authors
Four pages of news of the latest books, ranging from "Choice Books
for the Young" to "Trade Routes in Asia."
The Tribune Institute
The week's activities of The Institute's staff in laboratory and kitchen,
reported for Tribune readers; includes menus for every meal of the
These are the high spots
of the Magazine Section of