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partly Blamed for Crime Wave ?ycf Magistrate McAdoo \Uo Says Pistols Use?! in ?Vew York Arc Obtained Too Easily in New Jersey Legal Remedies Asked inserts Suspended Sentence Has to Do With Much Disrespect for Statutes Loose bailing laws in this state and 'he lack of ? rigid law in New Jersey rtivcrning the possession of firearms ?en' declared yesterday by Chief Mag? nate William McAdOO to bo partly p.jronstMe for the present city-wide crime wave. In a statement issued at his cham? ps. 300 Mulberry Street. Magistrate McAdoo charged that crooks with long -peer?s are escorted to the courts by ic?nts of bonding companies who i thout hesitation bond them any? where from SI to $100,000, and at orce." One of his conclusions was that the crime wave in New York will continue "until New Jersey passes something similar to the so-called Sullivan law, Most of these revolvers are bought on ?he Jersey side of the river. Next to that. I h?vi' 'onK argued for a Fed. ral tax on the manufacturers of pistols and cartridges which would make their production almost prohibitive. The pistol is one of the greatest evils in America. " Asks Uemcdying Law High bai;. h? said, will not remedy ?.ne -corporation bonding evil," and he urged the adoption of the bill he drew up last year, bul which failed of pas? aje ir, the Legislature, which pro? vides: -1 The magistrate t* have the right to examine under oath any proposed ?ondsman as to the indemnity depos? ited, fee charged, etc. '??_>. Persons engaged in giving bonds U be licensed. "3. Employees of corporations en? raging in such business to be licensed certified, statements of names of ilh'such person ? authorized to do such to be *'!ed with ihe Districl Attorney of each county, the chief i -v magistrate . n i cierl of Supreme i and Courts of tic;i al Sess '!. No pcrsoi to be licensed to give ? . e has satisfied the authori as to his good character. .'.. Compensation for giving bonds ' 10 he greater than 3 per cent of -. ??? b - nds." "The bill.'' explained the magistrate, .i- reported once or twice favorably the Senate committee, bul failed, on il ? iierits, but becau ? ?? of ci - o ' oi the pai i of its T - >c?!- ? am cncoui i? :. rci ntrod ct .on its ... [j be b ' ' ".'. ( ??'?" .: by tiie pre -:.. ? Propi > " ? ade ' the coni ?- ; ' re o is bil tu agree ? :- fendants of a tin ty| ? ? bail d also I i ould ai \\ us to i] get ppvovi of the ?? t.-. before I ioned. "ionif of ' le public-spirit :tl bonding companies have goi e oui of th busi? es?, hui companic have taken ?ir pia ' find 1 he evil i aga in with ?, Attei ipt to bege! ?? ;ubs tantial ? ? ? ? pa ni es has ;?.i!ed." Favors High Bail idf nt law, according to .-.?'. rat? McAdon. ?'! he i lapis : rate ?>* tli" rig for? i e > : ba i i to bear everything dial can be s.,i,l about the character ol the defendant. He is ntitled to ;".>'. al the police n cord Phis rub- is laid down by the Appel? le Di' the Supreme Court. hje or ? r magistrates hi fel cases commit these fellows with ? ??? bail and leave that responsibility other courts. Personally I think ? : rangi . rom $25,000 to*$50,000 is ; one too high." Magistrate McA< d that it i mistake to confuse "suspended se?? en? wit Ii probation." "In these "in" ." ? ?- iid, "when ?? can only convict for minor offense, we put great ? numbers of people on probation with excellent results, A probationer has i to report at stated intervals to the probation officer, who ia at once guard? ian, counselor and friend. "In the magistrates' courts no one is pul on probation until a thorough ex? amination of his case and his charactur haa been made and :i report in writing from a probation officer given to the magistrate before sentence. "When a probationer breaks the terms of bis probation he is at once arrested. He cannot be discharged from probation until he has gone be? f?lo tin- probation court. There is not sufficient overlook in thi- case of a per? son under suspended sentence, "The only trouble with our probation system ia that we have not sufficient officers, because these people must be overlooked in their daily lives con? stantly, and this is not done with those on whom sentence has been suspended, The gulf between probation and sus? pended sentence is immeasurable. "At one time there was an attempt made to beget in this city a centralized probation system for all criminal courts, high and low, but it fill through. Kanton Dissents District Attorney elect. Joab 11. Ran ton expressed disapproval last night of the proposal to license bondsmen, lle said : "Such a system would do away with the very thing we want, responsible bondsmen providing bail for friends in trouble. The remedy for bond abuses will be found in the return to normal conditions now rapidly being accom? plished. "We have had h quieter time in this office during the few weeks preceding Christmas than we have had in any similar period in recent years. The causo of increased criminal activity during Christmas season is that crim? inals know there is more money in cir? culation and there is greater oppor? tunity. '"High bail is not the answer to crime prevention. It will not prevent crime. Moreover, Federal and state constitu? tions prohibit excessive bail." Coolidgc to Dine Pages M ill (?i\c Them Holiday Feast at Capitol To-day .' ? Hie Tribune's Washington Bureau WASHINGTON, Dec. 27. ? Senate pages were in a state of pleasant an? ticipation to-day because of the fact they wore getting ready for the Christ? mas holiday dinner which Vice-Presi? dent Coolidge will give them at the Capitol to-morrow. Vice-President Coolidge in giving the dinner to the pages will follow a cus? tom sel by predecessors. Former Vice-President Marshall kept up the function for eight years. The boys make a hi^ stunt of the occasion and have a suitable program. The toast to the Vice-President will be given by Page John W. Palmer, toastmaster, "What a Page Thinks o'i a Senate." will be discussed by Eugene W. Higgins, "Shall the Nations ?>:; arm?" will be discussed by Richard Riedell; "Successful ex-Pages" will be reviewed by Tom Cobb King, and Mel vin !.. Htirley will tell "Where Our Salaries Go." "A Pageship Viewed from the Educational Standpoint.'' will he discussed by Ingham Mack and "Sports" by Andrew Bargerson. Sena? tors Kendrick and Elkins will present each boy with a gift. Murder Charge Repudiated Accuser Say? Persons.. Sen t?need to Die, Is Innocent OSSINING, Dec. 27.?Harry Wilson, an inmate of Auburn Prison, lias signed tip affidavit, i!. was learned here to? day, repudiating a statement that aided i,i tii(- conviction on a charge of mur? der of Edward Persons, who is sched? uled '?>> be executed at Sing i'-ing i;: two weeks. The affidavit was given to 'J'. George : an attorney, of Ossining. L5arnei departed to-day for Jamestown, where, it is ?aid. more evidence has Ik on found that will be of aid to Pei sons, .'dr. Barnes was retained by Miss Margaret Persons, of Cleveland, who came here to direct a legal battle to save the life of her brother. Wilson pleaded guilty to a man? slaughter charge in connection with, the murder of Edward Klingen near Jamestown. He made a statement at the time accusing Persons and the pros? ecution of Persons followed. In the affidavit he clears Persons completely, it is said. Kli iger was shot for purposes of rob? bery. His body was taken from his au tomobile, thrown on a haystack and burned. The Century "where men of affairs meet ONE REASON for the great popularity of the Twentieth Century Limitedamong men of affairs, traveling between New York and Chicago, is that they are accustomed to meet on this train?as they do on the great Atlantic liners -?people of distinction from the four corners of the world. "Century" Westbound New York 2.45 p.m. Chicago 9.45 a.m. NIWY?RK ^ "Century" Eastbound Chicago 12.40 p.m. New York 9.40 a.m. For Reservations: Telephone Vatiderhilt 3200 NEW YORK CENTRAL Effort to Bar Unir rit Wine .Denied by Drys Directors of Auli - Saloon l-ea,uuo Assert They Never Will Support Law Aimed to Vorlml (Mil Sacrament No Attempt at Coercion Statement Says Popo, if He Wished," Could Order Use of Unfermeuted Wine Declaring that tho Pope could, it' ho chose, order uso of unfermeuted wine for sacramental purposes in Roman Catholic churches and thereby "facili? tate execution of the policy udoptcd by the American nation," an official statc | men! issued yesterday by Iho Anti Saloon League of New York denied at? tempt.-, to coerce in Lhe name of prohi? bition any religious organization. The stutement, which was adopted ?is official at a regular meeting of tho state board of directors of the league, says: "We have been informed by Catholic clergymen that the Pope could-, if ho wished, make the use of unfermeuted wine proper in Catholic churches. Our attenl ion ha." bei n < ailed to the fact that in the Catholic Church the wine is not taken by the peopl?, as is i In? cise in Protestant churches, but by priests only. If the chui'ches which use sacramental wine of an intoxica! iec; nature could sec their way to adopting someth ig else ii would facil? itate executio.' the policy adopted by the nation and help prevent violations by unprincipled persons, sheltering themselves behind .1 religious rite. League's Attitude Unchanged "The attitude of the Anti-Saloon League, where use of wine for sacra? mental purposes is concerned, is the same thai i: was when the late Arch? bishop .lohn Ireland agreed thirty years ago with the late Dr. \. J. Kynctt, Methodist Episcopal leader, that the Anti-Saloon League, then in process of formation, should be launched on a ba? sis eliminating possibility of disagree menl on questions of creed or party. Archbishop Ireland was for many years one of the national vice-presidents of 1 he An : i Saloon I .< ague, t i ? place he occupied now being tilled by Father J, J. Curran, of Wilkes-Barre, Pa. "The Anti-Saloon League has never proposed and never will support legislation which does not make full and fair provision for obtaining sacra? mental wine by the accredited repre? sentative of anj church which uses it for sacramental purposes, subject only to ! easonable reg ulal ?on ?. To Uphold Religious Liberty "Further, we do not believe that anj person in authority or charged with I responsibility for enforcement of pro? hibition has ever contemplated imposi? tion of regulations which will inter? fere with bona lide sacramental use ol wines. The Anti-Saloon League wil join with the Roman Catholic Churcl or any other church in resisting anj attempt in the name of prohibition tc impose coercion or interfere with re? ligious liberty. William I!. Anderson, State Superin? tendent of the Anti-Saloon League said after the directors' meeting, a' which tho foregoing statement wa? adopted as official, that a card inde: in his possession proved a large per centage of high churchmen of all faithi tu favor total abstinence. This lis includes the name of the present Pop< and from 00 to !!|> per cent of the go\ erning heads of all church? HARTFORD, Conn.. Dec. ::7. ? Bishoj Obauncey B. Brewster, of the Kpisco pal <'hinch, speaking of the reporte? effort of prohibition officials to tampc with regulations affecting sacramenta wine, said the Episcopal Church wouh combat, such efforts on the score 0 tradition. The Roman Catholic Churcl will base its opposition on the languagi L'o the Constitution. Bosioii Prosecutor on Trial for Extortion Testimony lends to Link Offi rial With $50,000 Obtained From Hotel Man BOSTON, Dec. 27. Joseph C. Pelle- j tier, for twelve years District Attorney ? of Suffolk County, went 0n trial to-day ! before the Supremo Court on two sets1 of charges upon which Attorney 'leu . er.?I .1. VVcston Allen seeks hi:; removal : from oiliee. Thirty-five different alle? gations of extortion m- attompted ox lortiou of money or property from certain persons by threats of prosecu? tion make up one Bet of charges, and the others arc based en a speech made by Pelletier. A1 to-day's session testimony was confined to linking Pel etier's name I with the alleged extortki of $50,000! in 1910 from Meyer Bermi n, part own? er of a hotel in the Wcsl End. Union Agrees To Arbitrate | With Builders i ! (Continur.f fiem paiio one) the wage scale fro 1923 be based upon1 lint of L922, subject to decrease or in? crease in the cost of living for the year ! 922 as compared \vii h I '.'i! I. "(3) Thai the continuance of the present wage scale and the amount, of; the wage seal.' for IP23 be made con ; ditioncd r.e in the wages of $1 a day for! each member upon the efficiency of i each union, separately considered, to be del ermined as follow s : "Upon (.he complaint of the constitu- I eut employ er < a soi ?at ion. that is a ?member of the Building '?'rade.; Em? ployers Association of the inefficiency i f labor m that particular branch of tlw industry, there shall he an arbitra? tion on the question of efficiency or in? efficiency, consisting of reven arbitra? tor., three of whom shall be named by the association making- the com? plaint, three by the union or union? against, which the complaint is made. and the seventh arbitrator, who shall :^rv\o in ?ill cases of claims of ?neffi- | ciency, shall be now named by agree- : meut between the Building Trades Em- ? ployers' Association and the Building! Trade Council. If the arbitrators shall determine that there is ?riefli- I ciency in that particular branch of in- ' dustry taken as a whole there shall be a deduction of SI a day from the j wago scale fixed by the agreement so ! far as concerns the wages of the niem bcrs of the union against whom such | award has keen made for the balance of the verm of the agreement, provided, however, that the union thus affected may, after the ?apse of six months from the date of such award, require a rehearing on the question of efficiency based upon the claim of a change of j conditions. Such rehearing shall bc j held by the same arbitrator:- and if the award shall be in favor of the ef?cicncj ? of the members of the union Un? original wage scales shall thereupon : In1 restored, ? Naming of Arbitrators "In the event of the death, resigna? tion, removal, or other inability of any arbitrator to serve, his successor shall I be appointed by the Employers Asso? ciation or the union, as the case may : be, by which he was appointed. In the event of the death, resignation, re? moval, or other inability or refusal of ; the seventh arbitrator further to serve, the ?ix arbitrators may, by a majority vote, designate his successor. "This is a rough outline of my plan ror solving this problem without await? ing the expiration of the sixty-day pe? riod, and so as to put an end to the existing uncertainty and disturbance in the business world. ? Please let me hear from you prompt? ly whether this plan appeals to you, and, if not. what you have to suggest in its place." The en!;,' comment which could be obtained by Mr. Crowley after the j on ;on acceptance of the plan was that the policy of "no wage reductions, but j increases if anything," would be main-I taincd." lie said the public had more to fear from the threat of a lock-out on the part of the employers than from possible strike plans, of the unions. (lo il ri Adjourned To (Ir I lar lo See l?videnee on Film Defense in $50,000 Auto Hamate Case Presents Moving ?'[?'Jurp to Show Miss Frye Isn't Crippled WHITE PLAINS, N. V.. Dec 27. Supreme Court Justice Addison J. Young and a jury trying the $60,000 damage suit ot Miss Marie Krye against. Professor Waltor B, Gage, headmaster of llackley School for Boys at Tarrylown, an automobile injury case, adjourned to a dark cellar under (he courthouse to-day and looked at sever.i! hundred feet of motion picture film introduced by the defense to olfset Miss Krye's claims. Miss Erye'a charge is that her pelvic bone was fractured when she was knockpd down in November, 1920, by the automobile of Professor (?age. Women detectives who say they made the acquaintance of Miss Krye during the period since elapsed have testified that, they have walked and ridden with her, that, she exhibits no lameness and has been seen to run up forty steps without, the slightest evidence of in? convenience. Attorney 'I'. .1. O'Neill for the plain? tiff interposed objections on her be? half, pointing out tint motion picture film.; were easily -'faked" and could not be regarded as trustworthy evidence in a court of law. Judge Young overruled the objection. Efforts to get. an adequate projection of the pictures in court failed. Judge Young ordered al! the blinds down and tin- room darkened as much as possible, hut. there remained too much light,, so an adjournment was taken to the cel? lar, '?''m e |i rmitted to witness the P'i ' ?re . were t ho iudgc and jury, counsellors and members of the press. The pictures were distinct, They ostensibly showed Miss Frye on August 28 last al Pom- I, North River, where she had been taken by Lillian Zeldt, private detective engaged by the de? fense. The cameraman had been sta? tioned in advance. When Miss. Krye is said to have begun her descent of the stairway leading to a pier from which Coney Island boats leave, the movie man began to grind, lie asserts he re corded every step of Miss Frye's prog res i. During the showing of the pictures Judge Young and the jury displayed keen interest. It is the first occasion in the history of Westchester courts where films have been used in evidence. \ ladivostok Envoys to Arms Conference in San Francisco SAN FRANCISCO. Dec. 27.?V. S. Kolcsnikoff and Alexander Bodisco, delegates to the Conference for the ' Limitation of Armament, from the Whit? government of Vladivostok, ar ; rived to-day on Iho Japanese liner Tenyo Maru. A third delegate. Joseph Akulitch, is now in Boston. Kolesnikoff is Secretary for Foreign Affairs in the White government and Rodisco is secretary of the delegation. Louis Berg Dress Suils, as |f illustrated, set a new stand- j?? ard in tailoring skill. Priced |; ??.I $140. they also set a ?! fe standard in economy. In Grandfather's Day?the Overland Trail; the Prairie Schooner; weary months of hardship; fights with the Indians; just to reach California. Many men now living remember it. Now?a jaunt of less than 3 days on the LOS ANGELES LIMITED. Comfort all the way. Thrills and delight3 tool Look!?from your cozy chair in the observation car?the same Overland trail, the very places where the Pioneers, the gold-seekers and the Mormons toiled, climbed and fought, conquering the West. 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System, soo-io Stewart Bldg., 280 Broadway, New York Phone Worth 1757 Three Held Guilty For Death of IN i ne In Theater Tragedv New Haven Building Inspect? or, With President und Manager of Kialto, Found Criminally Responsible ! NEW ?IAVEN, Conn., Dec 27.?City ; Building Inspector Joseph E. Austin, ; Lawrence E. Carroll, manager of the ; theater, and Alfred S. Black, president, j of the Connecticut Theaters Corpora tion, which controlled the theater, were held criminally responsible for i the deaths of nine persons in the j Rialto Theater lire of November 27, in a finding by Coroner Eli Mix to-day. The coroner's inquest was based on the death of Everitt T. Case, which was taken as typical of all deaths as an outcome of the lire. The coroner, after finding Manager i Carroll and A. S. Black criminally re- j sponsible, criticizes persons who were connected with the operation of the theater and others, and the presenta? tion of a prologue to a moving picture film, which prologue, he holds, was the direct cause of the tire, and finds them negligent but not criminally re? sponsible. Burning incense to give "atmosphere" to the prologue ignited flimsy stage draperies. The coroner finds that violation of the law in the theater included absence of an asbestos curtain, lack of a water curtain, an automatic sprinkler, casks of water on the stage, hose, connections, lack of fireproof scenery and wood? work. Chief of Police Philip T. Smith and members of his department also are criticized for having failed to s"e that the theater was legally licensed and in having permitted the prologue to be given. Coroner Mix says that had Building Inspector Austin dono his duty in ap? plying the building code when altera? tions were being made at the theater in June, "1 am quite certain that, this particular fire could and would not have occurred, for there would not have been the conditions present that made it possible." Percy B. Maxon, general manager of the Theaters Corporation, John E. C. Kelly and James Carter, employees, and Moses A. Coan, the contractor, who made alterations in the build? ing, are submitted "to the just criti? cism of their feMowmen." Carroll was arrested after the fire and held on a charge of. violation of tho law limiting the number o? ?tandees in a theater, and his hearing is set for Saturday. He is said to i nave ic t tn< city. 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