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p?sig-ier Goes
ict?rica-1 Race Committee
Defers Action on Barring
0( Gloucester Schooner
pending Personal Appeal
fart Meets Cargo Demand
Tells U. S. Board
-ftat His Craft is Ahle to
ferry 525,000 Pounds
GLOUCESTER, Mas?.. Sept. *15.-~
ft? American fishermen's race com
gMM will t*k* R0 action 0B tne ru*
L of the Canadian cup trustees bar
!kc the schooner Mayflower from com
Si-ion for the trophy until W. Ster?
il* Bun*?, ?esi-jner of the Glouces?
ter fishing schooner, has appeared be
fcre the trustees in Halifax, N. S.. and
relented the case for his schooner.
Tni? decision was announced late to
sight bv William J. Mclnnis, chairman
it the American committee.
Chairman Mclnnis made his an?
nouncement foiJoW'nZ a lengthy meet?
ing of the American race committee.
?>*?-??-BH-*e*?was called beiore the
iSS*5T.?tioned as to the May
i ??-?/ ?rgo-carryng capacty. Ho
contended that the schooner could easly
firry 52b,000 pounds, the load claimed
w? the Canadian trustees for the cup
r.nner o? last year, the Nova Scotia
jc'hooner Bluenose.
Immediately after leaving the meet
ar Mr. Burgess departed for Halifax,
,jjjje Chairman Mclnnis, on behalf of
?be committee here, dispatched a tele
jrtin to H. R. Silver, chairman of the
Ciaadian trustees, bespeaking a sym
?-ith?tic heariii'* for the designer.
The text of the telegram follows:
*Ibe American race committee has
?ctived your letter of September 12,
tjpther with your explanation of the
?jaons which governed the board of
?-??es in arriving at their decision
jprding the .schooner Mayflower. As
-(committee interprets your explana
-a, the controlling objection to the
jbyfiower consists in her 'cargo-carry
? rapacity,' and there is quoted as
a instance the fact that the Bluenose
recently landed for one voyage over
f?5?00 pounds.
"A* this committee is anxious that
rt*r" American fishing schooner shall
an an opportunity to compete, we
?jive called before us the designer and
utaaging owner of the Mayflower. They
?-present to us that the Mayflower pan
ufelj carry at sea 525,000 pounds.
Rey further offer to change any de
nils of the rig of the Mayflower which
jit consider do not conform to your
it?B?i*"d3 of fishermen's practice.
"The designer of the Mayflower has
left {or Halifax to appear before you.
?Je??peak for him your consideration.
"taut? your decision this committee
uBJtifa no action."
l\S. Fishermen Angered
By Ban on Mayflower
Benins of Boston Entry From
Halifax Cup Race Looked On
as Doubtful Sportsmanship
By Frederick B. Edwards
The decision of the Canadian com
*iee t) bar the Boston fishing
utocier Mayflower from the inter
Mforul fishermen's race this fall, and
PKHinably from every other race for
uV international trophy which may be
W?herevfter is "irrevocable," accord
i?fitoW, H. Dennis, publisher of "The
Halifax Herald," which newspaper in?
stated the race and presented the
toffy. In a telegram to The Tribune
-W night Mr. Dennis said, "It is my
Ifcnonal opinion that the findings of
4i trustees are unanswerable."
tt this is the final decision, as Mr.
?Tig message appears to indicate,
Smcontroversy which is certain to foi?
ra? will give the Atlantic Coasc fisher
Ben a topic of conversation for many
?long evening on the Banks. Already
?irling Burgees, who designed the
Khoontr, has challenged the Canadian
?ommiitee to make good its assertion
?at the schooner is ineligible under
pe deed of gift, and has oti'ered to go
'?o Halifax to prove his contention that
-he is eligible. Meanwhile in Boston
he feeling runs so high that there are
nose who do not hesitate to impute
'*- sportsmanship to the Canadians.
Feared for Her Speed
Either the Mayflower is being barred
?-use she is not a working fishing
"?-toner or because the Canadians feel
? the speed which her yacht-like
Ps.may develop presents too great a
?Micap for the Nova Scotians to ac
V. The writer was in Halifax when
^fishermen's races were first insti?
ll and witnessed the series of 1920
'? by the Esperanto, of Gloucester,
"?of 1921, when the. Lunenburg-built
?Miioae carried off the honors. Dur
**this latter series the Mayflower
"??almost as great a topic of discus
F"m the rival vessels. She was built
?**?ex in the fall of 1920, and made
P?m trip to the Banks in the late
"?"'? of 1921, There were two or
reasons for barring her entry last
J". the chief being that she did not
???her trip to the Banks within the
fwwlity time limit. But during the
??series of race3, the most frequent
cession heard in Halifax about the
7?>n schooner was:
?-he isn't a fisherman; she's a yacht;
?*<?? isn't a yacht race."
. "jee that time, according to Boston,
^?Mayflower has proved herself to
??o yacht, but an honest-to-goodness
Fishing All Season
* has been fishing all season, her
O*** ?ay, and her catches are as
? better than those of the out
?J old-time fishing vessels. They
*?? her in Boston that she has
tw? Paid her way this season
wat her surplus earnings have
" ??voted to paying off the cost of
its ? lf tnafc isn't a fishing boat,"
^Boston, "tell us what is."
Jt*i?^rge,''s &oes even further. In
l?"- he sent to the trusees in
C?* n-8l-t Mr. Burgess said:
*?itw /ly- disaPPO>nted in your
*a**rto?p?S Tdecisi0n i" barring the
?? ^'rC ?' { note that you discovered
1 *e<i g, n.fy design contravening the
'; "-??ai *I?t;,.Dut base your adverse
*? ^1 ' the two matters of her
* -*W,iC?PMCity and the somewhat
si?comfneta!!s ?f h" "g. I cannot
' c*ai fi-?i t0 lhe conclusion that the
"?f-lf??. " 0f her displacement and
"' if to vJL7lnic caPacity are not famil
' ?jj j>?or committee.
'-F-sfacHr? fv0^,t0 your committee's
M ? *hat the Mayflower's useful
' ** of t?8? caPacity ?a actually in
* v?ssel i? iu ?any two-masted fish
t"> 'urtw e Am?ican fleet, and if
af??rg to it agre? on beha!f of her
af?*-re i?Chrge Sil details o**? rig
,,r?an nr^LWayf, dePart?re from
^ider ?vi ice,.WlU your committee
-lfier the decision? If ao, I shall
Auto* Sewer9 Gas,
Boy, Match, Boom!
Dominick Scanzaro, ton years
old, of 276 Floyd Street, Brook?
lyn, was knocked unconscious
last night by an explosion in a
sewer basin at Throop Avenue
and Bartlett Street, Brooklyn.
An automobile became stalled
over the sewer basin, and before
it could be pushed away a quan?
tity of gasoline leaked out. Then
some one lit a match, the iron
cover was blown high in the air,
and the Scanzaro boy was struck
by a piece of it. Ho was attended I
by an ambulance j surgeon and
taken home.
be glad to go to Halifax immediately
and lay the entire matter before you." !
The Mayflower apparently was barred
undfir the very wide powers given to
the trustees in the deed of gift. The
trustees are all Canadians, and all
Halifax men. The board is made up
of the Premier of Nova Scotia, the
Mayor of Halifax, H. R. Silver, a Hali?
fax yachtsman and ownur of a fleet of
schooners of his own; H. G. De Wolf,
another Halifax shipmaster: R. A. Cor
bett, an amateur yachtsman of dis?
tinction in Nova Scotia; H. G. Law?
rence, W. J. Roue, who designed the
Bluenose; F. W. (Casey) Baldwin, of
Baddeck, who was a right hand man of |
the late Alexander Graham Bell, and |
an enthusiastic deep sea sailor, and
Captain V. C. Johnson. These are all
yachtsmen and amateur sailors of dis?
tinction, and there can be no criticism
of their qualifications. Nene the less
the absence of United States represen?
tation makes the Boston people feel
that they have been slighted.
The deed of gift bestows unlimited
powers upon the trustees in this para?
graph; "The said rules or any modifi?
cation thereof being always drawn in
such manner as to safeguard and con?
tinue the intention of the donors of
the trophy, which is the development
of the most practical and serviceable
type of fishing schooner, combined with
the best sailing qualities, without sac?
rificing utility. For the purpose of
maintaining this principle the trustees
are empowered to disqualify from all
or any competition any vessel which in
their opinion would controvert the in?
tention of the donors, and such de?
cisions of the trustees shall be final;
the trust?es shall, however, do nothing
which will change the spirit of the
intention of the donors that the com?
petitors shall be confined to vessels and
crews engaged in practical commercial
This is a three-cornered discussion.
The Mayflower is no more popular in
Gloucester than she is in Nova Scotia.
In Gloucester they claim that no boat
which costs $60,000, which is the price
Gloucester says her Boston sponsors
paid for the Mayflower, can be a prac?
tical' fisherman.
E. S. L?tt?e^To^Be
Extradited Soon in
Bucketing Case
Will Go to Trial "at Harris
burg, Pa., With Other
Members of Defunct New
York Brokerage Concern
Edward S. I-nt?fc, partner in the ;
bankrupt stock brokerage firm of ;
Chandler Bros. & ?*., is to be extra- ;
dited in a few days to Harrisburg, Pa., i
where he is to go on trial with the j
other partners, Frederick T. Chandler ]
jr., Lewis E. Waring and Earl Menden
ball, on charges of embezzlement. All |
were indicted last January by the :
Dauphin County (Pa.) Grand Jury, fol- !
lowing the failure of the concern in '
August, 1921. Little was released from
the Tombs in $5,0t<J bail pending exam-j
ination on Monday. Extradition papers
probably will be signed by Governor
Miller to-day.
Chandler and Mendenhall are out on
$3,000 bail each and expect to go- to j
trial in Harrisburg at the end of this j
month. Waring, so far as known, is
at his home in Plainiield, N. J. Little
and Waringi had charge of the New
York office, while Chandler and Men- ]
denhall operated the Harrisburg of- j
fice, Little said yesterday.
Chandler Bros. &. Co. went into l
bankruptcy in August, 1921. The part?
ners, and also the partners of"Clark,
Childs & Co., 165 Broadway, are be?
ing sued by the receiver of Chandler
Bros. & Co., and also by Harry Sin?
clair, oil magnate. Clark, Childs &
Co. has vigorously denied charges that
it used the Chandler company to carry
on bucketing operations.
Little was arrested on Thursday,
after receipt of a letter from J. Frank
Page, Chief of Police of Harrisburg,
saying that Little and Waring were
under indictment and that they prob- j
ably could be found "in the vicinity of
Clark, Childs & Co." A]?hough ?Magis?
trate McQuaide was unwilling to ac?
cept bail, in view of possible extradi?
tion proceedings, bail arrangements
were finally made yesterday with Mag?
istrate Mancuso. Little is fifty-one
years old and lives in Garden City.
Two additional failed brokerage
firms now are being investigated by
the District Attorney's office. They are
J. C. Rubiner & Co., which went into
bankruptcy on Wednesday, and J.
Sykes & Co., 25 Beaver Street, which
failed on Thursday. Investors who
lost their money told their stories yes?
terday. Most of them are people in
poor circumstances who 'have saved a
little money and who tried to invest
it profitably.
Big Paper Company Goes
Into Hands of Receiver
An involuntary petition in bankruptcy
was filed yesterday against the Gatti
McQuade Company, producers of paper
pulp and other paper products, with
offices at 200 Fifth Avenue. The peti?
tion alleges that liabilities are $1,
000,000 and estimated assets at $500,
000. John B. Johnston, 100 Broadway,
was appointed receiver by Federal
Judge Mant?n, with a bond of $25,000.
The petition accompanying the order
for a receiver recites that the Gatti
McQuade firm is a New Jersey corpora?
tion, but that it has conducted its busi?
ness from the Fifth Avenue offices and
that the company has property in New
Jersey and this state, outside the juris?
diction of the court.
The petitioners allege that some six
or seven months ago the company called
a meeting of creditors and that a com?
mittee was formed which thereafter r
conducted the affairs of the company.
For this reason the petitioners believe
the corporation is insolvent and will be
unable to continue business.
The petitioners were: Samuel H.
Waldstein, with a claim of $572; Gat
ton & Knight Manufacturing Company,
$40, and W. C. Jones Company, $11,205.
Auto Survivor Hit by Train
MIAMI, Fla., Sept. 15.?After having
been run over twice by automobi.es
in the last year and coming out each
time as good as new, Miss Kate Flynn,
a school teacher of Chicago, was
struck by a passenger train engine last
night, but to-day at a hospital it was
said she would recover again.
StraivHat Smashing Orgy Bares
Heads From Battery to Bronx
Stores Do Thriving Business, but Many Youth?
ful Marauders Are Arrested and Seven
Are Spanked at Station by Irate Parents
Boys who were guided by the calen?
dar rather than the weather, and most
of all by their own trouble-making
proclivities, indulged in a straw hat
smashing orgy throughout the city last
night. A dozen or more were arrested
and seven were spanked ignominiously
by their parents in the East 104th
Street police station by order of the
lieutenant at the desk.
At every police station the outgoing
platoon was warned at 8 o'clock to be
on the alert for net-hunting hoodlums,
and the policemen were busy all night.
Some hat stores kept their doors open
long after the usual closing time and
did a thriving business in soft hats.
In some instances the police reported
that the youthful marauder? were sus?
piciously active in the immediate
vicinity of such stores.
The carnival prevailed from the Bat?
tery to the Bronx and was particularly
riotous on the East Side, all the way
from Chatham Square to Harlem.
The Oak Street, Clinton Street and
Mercer Street police stations were the
busiest in the downtown section and
the East 104th Street uptown. Many of
the offenders were armed with sticks,
at the ends of which nails projected
at right angles to facilitate the hook?
ing of straw hats.
Gangs patrolled Lexington, Park and
Third avenues between 103d and 125th
streets so zealously that few straw
hats escaped. The police of the East
104th Street station were inclined to
regard their activities lightly in spite
of numerous complaints at the police
station, until detectives and patrolmen
?n plain clothes began to fall victims
to the hat crashers. Then sterner
measures were adopted.
Patrolmen King and Lamour came in
hatiess and indignant with seven boys,
all less than fifteen years old, who,
they said, were members of a Ran?*
that had knocked off their hats and
trampled them. Lieutenant Lennahan
invited the boys' fathers to come to
the station and spank them and the in?
vitation was cordially accepted.
Detective Rocco Brundizo of the
same police station was enjoying the
excitement along Third Avenue until
a boy knocked Mb straw hat off and
ran. Brundizo chased the boy from
109th Street to 116 Street, where he
lost him. He declared he would have
captured the youngster had he not
been jostled by Sigmund Cohn, a spe?
cial policeman.
Brundizo arrested Cohn for inter?
fering with an officer in the discharge
of his duty. Cohn was discharged in
night court, however, where he ex?
plained to Magistrate Hatting that he
had no idea that the excited man who,
bumped into him was a policeman
until he drew a revolver and black?
jack, and that then ho submitted to
arrest without objection.
Two or three boys were brought into
the East 104th Street police station
by pedestrians who accused them of
( smashing their hats and were locked
Police of World
Re-elect Enright
Assembly Head
Commissioner Is Renamed
Unanimously for Presi?
dency; New York City Is
Chosen for 1923 Meeting
Merchants Their Hosts
Plan Confidential Code, New
Extradition Law, Stand
. ardization of Uniforms
The International Police Conference",
as the assembly, of police chiefs now
in session at the Waldorf-Astoria yes?
terday voted to designate themselves,
unanimously re-elected Police Com?
missioner Richard E. Enright as presi?
dent of the conference and selected
New York City for the place of the
convention, which will be held in May,
1923, at its afternoon meeting yester?
day. ,,
Previous to electing officers the dele?
gates had been the guests of the Mer?
chants' Association of New York at a
luncheon and vaudeville entertainment
in the hotel ballroom.' Lewis E. Pierson,
president of the association, who wel?
comed the police delegates at their
initial meeting here a year ago, repeat?
ed the welcome. He spoke on the ne?
cessity of impartial enforcement of the
law, and said that the responsibility of
this rested upon the delegates gathered
in conference. %
Commissioner Enright, responding to
the welcome, declared that the con?
ference had been a great success be?
cause of the beneficial information ac?
cruing to every member of it. Major
General Llewellyn W. Atcherley, in?
spector general of the British Constab?
ulary, and Helio Lobo, Consul. General
of Brazil, responded to the welcome in
behalf of the foreign delegates.
The executive committee of the con?
ference was authorized by resolution
to formulate a secret, confidential code
for the use of police departments.- Res^
olutions on the formation of new extra?
dition laws, on the standardization of
uniforms, and or. the working out of
new traffic regulations were also
passed by the conference.
Officers re-elected with Commission?
er Enright were Chief-of-Police Wil?
liam Copelan, of Cincinnati, treasurer,
and Special Deputy Police Commis?
sioner Douglas I. McKay, of New York,
secretary. Five now vice-presidents
were elected, and each of the foreign
representatives of the conference was
named a member of the executjve com?
mittee. All accepted with th? excep?
tion ?of Major General Atcherley, of
the British constabulary, who must
apply first to his home office for per?
mission to accept.
1.1 ? m
Harding Asked to Speed
War Prisoners' Hearings
Amnesty Committee Declares
Strike Situation Does Not
Warrant Delay
From The Tribusie's Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON, Sept. 15.?President
Harding was asked to-day in a letter
from the Joint Amnesty Committee to
direct the Department of Justice to
speed up its review of the cases of
seventy-five war prisoners now serving
sentences for conviction under the
free speech section of the espionage
law. The letter, in part, said:
"The extraordinary delay in review?
ing these cases has been explained at
the Department of Justice by state?
ments t? the effect that, in view of the
strike conditions, the psychological
situation was bad. We beg to point
out that these cases have no relation
whatever to c"urren* industrial difficul?
ties, and we can see no basis in'law or
in logic for thus delaying the recon?
sideration of cases of men, convicted
in large groups under conditions of ex?
ceptional wartime stress, who are
serving terms of ten and twenty years
under a wartime emergency statute
which has been inoperative for eighteen
months." ?
Edward Bell Sent to Peking
New York Man to B-ecome
Counsellor of Legation
WASHINGTON, Sept. 15.?The as?
signment of Edward Bell, of New York
City, to become Counselor of the
American Legation at Peking, was an?
nounced to-day by Acting Secretary of
State Phillips. Mr. Bell has been chief
of the division of current information
of the State Department since Febru?
ary, when he relieved Henry Suydam,
who became Washington correspondent
of "Tho Brooklyn Eagle."
In announcing the transfer from
Washington to Peking of Mr. Bell,
Secretary Phillips said that it has been
found necessary for the department to
have a senior diplomatic officer in the
Chinese capital, and that Mr. Bell's
former service in the Orient mads him
especially fitted for the post.
40,000 Added
To Part Time
In School Year
Overcrowded Condition Is
Much Greater Than in
Last Term, and High
Schools Are Swamped
Total Reaches 937,780
Brooklyn Leads All Bor?
oughs in Registration
of Elementary Classes
Registration figures of the New
York public school system reveal an in?
crease in the number of pupils on part
time of 40,612 over the enrollment of
last year. The Board of Educaton
confirmed yesterday the report that
the overcrowded condition of the
schools is greater than in the 1921-'22
The report shows that this increase j
is due in moBt part to the unprece- !
dented registration in the high schools,]
which have a total enrollment this year
of 104,289, as against 88,172 at this
time last year, an increase of 3 6,117.
The total registration this year, in?
cluding the elementary, training and
vocational schools, is 937,780, which.is
an increase of 28,122.
Of the increase of 40,612 pupils on
part time, 35,983 are in the high
schools, which* have a total number on
part time this year of 69,213, a3
against 33,230 in September, 1921. The
, increase in part time pupils in the
elementary schools is 4,629.
Brooklyn this year leads all other
boroughs in ths registration of ele?
mentary school pupils, having a total
of 323,143. The registration in the
elementary schools in the otner bor?
oughs is as follows: Manhattan, 286,
988; the Bronx, 119,078; Queens, 78,
358; Richmond, 20,009, making a total
of 827,626. The total last year was
81-6,399, or 11,127 less than this year.
The increase in the registration in the
training and vocational schools is 878.
The only figures to show a decrease
this year are those of the registration
in the .elementary schools in Manhat?
tan-and the number of part-time stu
dens in the-elementary schools of man
hattan and the Bronx. In Manhattan
the decrease in registration ie 3,584
out of a total of 286,938. In part-time
pupils there are 13,639, making a de?
crease of 2,167. In the Bronx there
are ?.983 pupils on part time which
is a decrease of 6,454.
Tho rcmarkablo increase, both in
registration and in the number of
pupils forced to' go on part time in the
high schools, reveals the most serious
condition in history. Several of these
schools have been forced to stop
registration in some of their classes
and a number of the pupils have to
stand for at least one period a day.
Croker's Widow Insists
Son May Visit Grave
Special Cable to The .Tribune
Copyright. 1922. New York Tribune Inc.
DUBLIN. Sept. 14.?The report that
Richard Croker jr. will not be permit?
ted to see his father's grave on his
visit to Dublin was vigorously denied
to-day by Joseph ?MacDonagh, repre?
senting the Tammany leader's widow,
who announced that if Richard jr.
really wished to view the grave ho
would arrange the visit.
According to MacDonagh, there will
be no probate proceedings to contest
the Croker will in Ireland, as all the
property here belonged to Mrs. Croker
longer than the statutory period re?
quired before Croker's death- Mac?
Donagh expressed the opinion that the
will relating to New York property
could not Jbe broken, as there is ade?
quate evidence of Mr. Croker's inten?
tions to prevent any misunderstanding
in the will's terms of what he desired.
Telephone Inquiry to Move
ALBANY, Sept. 15.?The New York
Telephone Coippany to-day practically
completed the*presentation of its case
in the Public Service Commission's
state-wide telephone inquiry. The next
hearing will be in New York on Sep?
tember 25, when further testimony will
be presented by the State and City of
New. York..
At to-day's session there was a brief
cross-examination of H. A. Trax, the
telephone company's chief accountant,
by Deputy Attorney General Wilbur W.
Chambers and Assistant Corporation
Counsel M. M. Fertig. The state also
presented the testimony of witnesses
from Mount Vernon and Lockport on
the real estate values of the company's
land and buildings in those cities.
Gas Kills 5 on Japanese Ship
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 15.~Five
members of a crew engaged in fumigat?
ing the Japanese liner Shiny j Maru
were killed by gas fumes in the after
steerage of the vessel here to-day.
Th,ree members of the crew were pub?
lic health officers and the others were
stevedoies. Eight firemen also were
overcome by the fumes.
Grand Jury to
Quiz Hirshfield
About Markets
Commissioner of Accounts
Calls Inquiry Political ;
Says He Will Not Waive
Immunity for Ruston
Move to Reduce Fees
O'Malley's Handling of the
Street Peddlers Said To
Be Illegal and Oppressive
Commissioner of Accounts Hirshfield
was subpoenaed yesterday to appear be?
fore the King3 County Grand Jury on
Monday in connection with District At?
torney Rii3ton's investigation into the
Department of Markets.
In the expectation that he would be
asked to waive immunity the Commis?
sioner said yesterday that he would
stand on his constitutional rights and
not waive immunity from prosecution.
The grand jury is expected to be ready
to hand down its report and recom?
mendations by Tuesday or Wednesday
of next week, with some sensational
In the mean time the pushcart ped?
dlers of Manhattan and Brooklyn are
gathering the^r forces for a vigorous
effort to have their fees reduced, now
that the Board of Estimate and Ap?
portionment has refused to burden
them with the army of laborers, sweep?
ers and other so-called workers upon
whom the supervisors blamed most
of their expense. With half the num?
ber of laborers to be suported taken
off their shoulders, they argue that
there ?3 no good reason why the week?
ly fee of $1 paid by the vender should
not be reduced by half.
Seeks to Cut Fees
Charles H. Levy, counsel for the
Brooklyn venders, and Solomon Suffrin,
attorney for the Manhattan peddlc-rs,
insist that if Commissioner O'Malley
does not soon make some move in this
direction a strong effort will be made
to have a legislative commission ap?
pointed to study the cost of street
market administration and fix a rea?
sonable fee on the basis thereof.
They say that the present fee of
$52 a year is grossly burdensome and
entirely unnecessary, and that if the
street markets are established for the
purpose of providing cheap food for
the poorer part of the community
there is no reason why the tax on
the vender should be prohibitive. They
hope, too, that the civil service system
of appointing supervisors will elimi?
nate the myriad methods of petty
graft that have been a plague to the
pushcart men up to now.
Burden on Vehicle Owners.
Mr. Levy expressed amazement at
the fact that the supervisors, under in?
structions from Commissioner O'Mal?
ley, ara. collecting $2 a week from
horse-drawn vehicles, when the statute
expressly says that not more than $1
can be collected from vehicles. There
were intimations that the horse-drawn
vehicle owners are planning to offer
a united front on this point and re?
fuse to pay the extra dollar. "If there
are any local ordinances on this
point," commented Mr. Levy, "they
are in clear violation of the state law
and are void."
In announcing that he had been sub?
poenaed, Commissioner Hirshfield said:
"This is a political investigation, and
I am satisfied it is being conducted
solely for political reasons and to dis?
credit the Hylan administration. Dis?
trict.Attorney Ruston is hostile to the
administration and to me personally,
and I am satisfied that the investiga?
tion by the grand jury will not be. fail."
'I'm Blind!' He Cries, and
Falls Dead From Alcohol
Another Victim Succumbs in
Hospital; Rusten Ready for
Clean-Up in Brooklyn
An unidentified man, about forty
years old, collapsed last night on Pier
22 at the foot of James Street. As he
fell he exclaimed, "I'm blind." Patrol?
man John Dondero, of the Oak Street
station, called a Beekman Street Hospi?
tal ambulance, but before the surgeon
arrived the man was dead. In his
pocket was a card which read, "Ralph
L. Olson, 25 South Street," which is the
address of the Seamen's Church Insti?
tute. The police report his death as
caused by wood alcohol poisoning.
"William Williams, thirty-five years
old, of 186 West Street, who was taken
to Bellevuc Hospital on September 12
suffering from alcohol poisoning, died
Leslie Kinnard, a civil engineer of
Chicago, appeared before District At?
torney Ruston in Brooklyn yesterday
and said he believed he was going blind
as a result of three drinks of white
liquor. He directed detectives to the
home of Albert Addabbo, 339 Hudson
Avenue, Brooklyn, who, he charged,
sold him the drinks. Addabbo was
arrested and Kinnard was taken to the
Kings County Hospital.
"Plans have been perfected for a
general clean-up of all suspected
sources of wood alcohol in .Brooklyn,"
Mr. Ruston said last night. "We had
hoped to go through quietly, but our
plans became known. Death robbed
us of evidence in one place we had in
hand in the Red Hook section, where
twelve lives were sacrificed to the
greed of dollars on the part,of dis*
tributors of wood alcohol."
U. S. Sees Only Political
Trick in Soviet Note
Russian Request to Send Mis?
sion Here Regarded as Ve?
hicle for Propaganda
WASHINGTON. Sept. 15.?State De?
partment officials rerrard the sugges?
tion Moscow is ror.dy to enter into pre?
liminary negotiations for establishing
official relations with the United
States, as outlined in press despatches
regarding a note from the Soviet gov?
ernment to Ambassador Houghton at
Berlin, as purely a political move.
The department is without advices
from Ambassador Houghton, and pend?
ing the receipt of the full text of the
Soviet note no authorized comment is
It may be said, however, that State
Department officials are inclined to
view the press text as transmitted from
Moscow as only making it certain that
nothing further will be done at this
time by the American government
toward sending such a delegation as
was suggested into Russia.
The purpose of the American govern?
ment in considering the possibility of
pending an economic mission to Rus?
sia was wholly outside, of any political
question, the cbject being merely to
provide the Washington government
with first hand information as to the
economic plight of Soviet Russia in
order that it might act with full un-s
dcrstanding in any future discussion
by the European powers of the Russian
economic problem.
Court to Rule Whether
"Finding Is Keeping"
The ancient philosophy that
"finding is keeping" is alleged by
the police to have caused the ar?
rest and. subsequent arraignment
on a grand larceny charge of Mrs.
Nellie Sudin8ky, twenty-eight
years old, of 106 Vark Street,
Mrs. Aaron Dulman, of 64
Buena Vista Avenue, Yonkers,
was shaking the bed clothes at
the window of her home and
jewelry valued at $600 rolled out.
Mrs. Sudinsky was accused of
picking the jewels up and is said
to have returned a $100 diamond
ring, but withheld the rest. She
was held yesterday by Judge
Rosenwasser in hail of $1,000 for
trial on September 26,
^Beloved9 Press
Agent Seizes
Mabel's Clothes
Miss Normand's New Paris
Outfit Attached by Her
"Dear Perry," Charging
His Salary Is Unpaid
Sues Star for $2,940
Mr. Charles Makes Public
Honeyed Messages, Insist?
ing She Say It With Cash
Many young men who have seen the
pretty lace of Mabel Normand on the
screen would welcome messages of love
from the motion picture star. Perhaps
Perry M. Charles, who is a publicity
agent, fortunate enough to receive such
messages, also appreciated being the
object of Miss Normand's affections.
Whatever Mr. Charles thought about
these words of endearment with which
she bombarded him over the wires, he
is not the sort of man to permit love
to interfere with business, and while
he was "Perry, Dear," to the motion
picture star, she was to him just Miss
Mabel Normand, party of the first part
in a contract under which Mr. Charles
agreed to act as her publicity agent.
And to think that under the influence
of the honey words and i he glittering
offer to name his own salary he gave
up a perfectly good job as advance man
with a musical comedy company, and
after taking the position thus thrust
upon him he could no't get his money
?well, it quite annoyed Mr. Charles.
Therefore the publicity agent has done
the obvious thing; he has given Mis3
Normand some annoyance in return.
Attaches Her Wardrobe
It is not so much that Mr. Charles
has brought suit in the Supreme Court,
Brooklyn, to recover $2,940 for salary
and services rendered here and in Eu?
rope for Miss Normand that will cause
the actress any loss of sleep or worry,
but her ''beloved" publicity agent has
gone further. He has caused all her
trunks, containing the wonderful ward?
robe she brought back from Europe a
few days ago, to be attached by a
deputy sheriff who thought his official
mission would not be properly fulfilled
unless he also attached the collection
of jewelry Miss Normand had placed in
the safe of the Hotel Ambassador,
where she is staying. He did so. Mr.
Charles reproduces in his complaint a
fe'iv of the telegrams Miss Normand
sent him from Los Angeles while he
v.as in Canada, employed by Harry
T?te. One message, dated April 14,
1922, read, in part: "Perry, dear, wire
me collect your plans. Received wire
chis morning. Wonderful if you are
in. England when I arrive to meet me.
Without you I'll be lost. Love and
thanks to the ?Tates. Is Harry paying
your passage? Wire details. If you
need money, wire me. When do you
sail? Might be able to go along. Want
you to work for me. Anything you say
goes about salary. Might be better
your going ahead to fix things up, then
return to America with me, London,
Paris, Berlin, etc. When arrive New
York will telephone you. Love. Ma?
"You Are Beloved by Me"
Here is another message from the
star dated May 9: "Perry, dear, can
I phone you anywhere and at what
time Wednesday? Send me straight
wire. Also insist upon paying for
phone call. You are beloved by me.
Telephone Wilshire, 7226. Love Perry
Always. Mabel."
The upshot of all this was that Mr.
Charles sailed from Montreal for
?Southampton, where Miss Normand
later joined him. Before arrival, ac?
cording to Mr. Charles, he laid the
ground work for the glorification by
press and pulpit and the theater man?
agers. And, when Miss Normand ar?
rived in London, says Mr. Charles, he
introduced her to dramatic editors and
sporting editors and many other
people. A short time after the arrival
of the actress abroad, he says, she sug?
gested that he go back to New York by
way of Paris and continue his efforts
in her behalf, which, it U& set forth, he
did with great expertness and en.
Now comes the sad and unsenti?
mental denouement. Mr. Charles as?
serts that all he got from Miss Nor?
mand, besides the loving messages, was
$1,100 for expenses, while, aa a matter
of fact, his actual expenses amounted
to $1,340. He says that he is a first
class publicity man, whose salary
ranges from $150 a week upward, and
asserts there is due him in salary and
expenses $2,940.
When Deputy Sheriff Paul J. Blundy
called at the Hotel Ambassador yes?
terday Miss Normand'3 secretary said
the actress was out, which did not pre?
vent the deputy from serving a copy of
the attachment on the manager of the
hotel. For all legal purposes that .vas
all that was necessary, for Miss Nor?
mand will not be able to remove her
trunks or jewelry unless she gives the
Sheriff a bond to cover the amount of
money claimed by Mr. Charle3.
' ??>?''
Ptomaine Victims Recover
Dry Chief's Wife and Aid Ate
Ham in Restaurant
Mrs. John D. Appleby, wife of John
D. Appleby, prohibition zone chief, and
Chief Appleby's first assistant, E. C
Reed, were reported yesterday to be
suffering from ptomaine poisoning.
Both were out of danger last night.
Chief Appleby said Mrs. Appleby attrib?
utes her condition to some ham eaten
in a restaurant. Mr. Appleby did not
eat the ham.
Mr. Reed and Mrs. Appleby both or?
dered ham and eggs, and Mrs. Appleby
said she noted the ham had a peculiar
taste, but this did not trouble her until
symptoms of food poisoning devel?
jKoertig Marks
Woman Leader
Who Defies Him
Word Goes Out Mrs. Gahriel
Must Be Ousted for Ihr
Appeal to Gov. Miller
in Behalf of Cohalan
She Accepts Challenge
Declares City Repuhliean
Leader Is Betraying Party
Into Tammany's Clutches
Because she wrote to Governor Mil?
ler protesting, along with others,
against tho deal between Charles 1?\
Murphy, the Tammany leader, and Sam?
uel S. Koenig to remove Surrogate John j
P. Cohalan from the bench, Mrs. Olive
Stott Gabriel, Republican co-leader of ?
tho 10th Assembly District, has been j
marked for removal. According to word !
brought to Mrs. Gabriel yesterday by !
some of her women captains, the word j
has gone forth that she be ousted as j
leader and some one who will follow i
Mr. Koenig and Tammany elected in '
her place.
Mrs. Gabriel, who has been the !
woman leader of the district since ?
women were given the vote five year? !
ago, declared yesterday that nothing
cither Koenig or Murphy could do !
would make her stop fighting for prin
ciple, adding that she had been at thnt
all her life. Mrs. Gabriel pointed out !
that while she had been leader the 10th !
Assembly District bad been one of the j
few which had maintained its political ''
integrity, rolling up majorities each
year for all Republican candidates
when other districts in the city were
being delivered, she charged, to Tam?
many Hall candidates.
Says Women Have Big Chance
"This is tne first opportunity the
women of this city have had since the
vote was granted to them to smash the
bosses of the two dominant parties, and
this time the women will gladly avail
themselves of the chance," she said
"They realize that they have no choice,
for the judiciary, one of the three
branches of government, is being at?
tacked by the bosses.
"Women don't have to be schooled in
moral issues. They grasp them intui- j
ti.vely. Republican women without ;
number who have talked to me in the j
last few days declare that under no j
circumstances will they stand for a
leader who sells his party out and who,
in so doing, attempts to make a foot?
ball of the greatest court in the ?itate
?the Surrogate?which looks after
the estates of widows and orphans.
This is more than a fight to re-elect
Surrogate Cohalan. A great principle
is involved.
Not Going Into Sunday School
"We women, when we received the
vote five years ago, realized that we
were not going into Sunday School
when we were entering politics. But
we had firmly believed, especially those
of us who were lawyers, that the bar?
ter and sale of judgeships were a thin**
of bygone days. , Tweed bought and
sold judgeships. Mr. Murphy's one?
time lieutenant in Queens, 'Curly Joe'
Cassidy, only a very few years ago sold
a Supreme Court nomination for $25,
000, but he was caught and sent to
"It was not until three years aco
that we hat', any more tampering with
the judiciary. Then Mr. Murphy re?
fused a innomination to Supreme
Court Justice Newburger. But the Re?
publican leader ,of this county, Mr.
Koenig, was not then recreant to the
principle at stake and to the interests
of his party, and gave the Republican
nomination to Justice Newburger who
was then rounding out his term of
fourteen years on the bench to the
satisfaction of the bar, the press, and
the people."
Up-State Gas Price Cut
ALBANY, Sept. 15.?A reduction of
five cents 1,000 cubic feet in the gas
rates in Albany, Utica, Schenectady,
Syracuse and Rochester was ordered
to-day by the State Public Service Com?
mission. A statement by the commis?
sion said the order would result in an
I annual saving of 5325,000 to 210.000
j consumers. Similar orders applying to
i other cities of the state will be made
French in Fear Dominate
Europe, Says Col. Hous?
Bark From Tour, He Think?
the Power.*? Must ?.?iarantec
Par?? From Afrjsrre*??on
?.OKTON, f*pt. 15.? Franc*'? f>?r ?f
iSt neighbor? is th? kejrnot* of th?
preaertt international situation in Eu?
rope, Colonel Edward M. H ou?*, per?
sonal representative of P.-**idiint Wil?
son to th* lvoropean gov? rnmenta in
1914, lili MWl UM, ?*?d today ?n hi?
return from Europe a?Vr an extend*?!
to g r.
"At the prenant trOM,M ?"clon*! Hou*?
nidi "Franc? has an army inferior to
none the wsuld h?? ever ?fen, and if
she wished she could tramp!? Europ?
under her f. et. But France realil*?
that her fi??Mil condition will not allow
her to maintain such an army ?r>?es{;
"She feurs the possibility of an
alliance ?gainst ?er of Germany and
Russia? two nations already on very
close relations.
"If the League of Nations hud h*?n
rendered a success by Ik? participa?
tion of America there would have been
none of these post-war troubles in Eu?
rope. Now France has no assurance of
"Economic conditions of EuYope are
had," he ?aid, "but there is every rea?
son to look for an improvement WtStM,
especially if th?- move now on foot in
Europe to have the powers give Franc?
a guaranty of futur? protection cry^
tallizes into action."
Bus Co? Entertain? Gobs
The Fifth Avenue Coach Company
was host last night to several hundred
sailors of the Atlantic fleet. A fleet
of busses loaded up at the Navy Club,
15 East Forty-first Street, ar
"gobs" were given a two-hour
This was followed by a dance at th?
In France a statue is to be
erectei.to Brillat-Savarin, the
greatest epicure of all times.
Savarin, says a New York
editor, would have preferred
| an annual celebration in his
j honor,
At which cooks would vie
with one another to produce
a really fine meal?
Which is exactly what the
cooks at CHILDS are doing
every day in the year.
Savarin introduced the omalot
?one of th? perroonenliy ap>
?pealing dishes at CHILDS.
New Blends of Brown
In Soft Hats for Town
RENCH browns?pecan browns?
coffee browns?Cuba browns?am?
ber browns?all the nuances of shade
in brown?all the niceties of. curl
and crown?welted, bound or raw
?light in weight?right in quality
?and half a dollar lower than thev
were made to sell at!
Men's Shops?West 88th and 37th Sts.?Street Level

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