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Unsettled weather to-day and to-morrow, with occasional rain; easterly winds. VOL I.XXIX. NO. 71. NEW YORK. FRIDAY NOVEMBER 1 0 lllcmrm in, tg a fxanag pwihm iiimfawin. PRICK TWO CENTS. CITY HIRES STRIKE BREAKERS iTKRKT i ft: Wilts n iw QVIt f'.I.Vf ftft'f .is Cnmmhwlonrr Rttwarifa ii n llottaeholt era telle Patient I nttlfstinrins Health iinHrci Ready I i - it knttiorlii if There i Danger nf Contagion. street cleaning Commissioner William H Edwards reports t,i have his depot mem in shape and aw lltnillated garbage teBWVtd by next Sunday night, II" did a i"' of things yesterday toward remedy" ing the conditions forced on ihi city when IJMt garbage colleetora and about roo heiivm quit tii.-ir jobs beoauae they didn't like to Work in the dark After talks with Mayor Oeynor and folios Commissioner Waldo he announo d that householders will Iuim to be patli nl for n few days, but thai the striker now dismissed from their jobs haven'i n chant i to form th city to agree to their union's d.dtatce. It i now a straight contest between the city government nnd the drivers' union is to whsther the union can diet at i hits "d conditions ot work Mayi r flay nor and his department heads ari perfectly agreed that the city Will nol I"' dictated to, The Mayor authorised Commissioner Edwards yesterday to hire .ill the strike b'oakers needed Ho Mr Edwards wenl ahead and made contracts with private detective agencies calling (or Mm drivers and helpers. Krom the Polios Commis sioner Mr Edwards obtained an order detailing 1,600 polloemeB to proteet the recruits, beginning at (1:M A. M. to-day. The civil Service board has furnished ?.oon laborers who know how to drive and 'hey will report for duty this peril ing. The board has I noo more laborers on its lists and these will be sent along to the Street Cleaning rvrntmont to morrow and Saturday In addition to these pr par at ions Health Commtaslonsr Kmsl Lederli stands ready to use the powers of bis department in case there is any danger to health from neglected garbage Mr rViwards'e Idea is that garbage can pile up for t h r r four days while he ll getting In re, rms organized for a swift housecleantng. Mr l,ederle agrees that there Is no par ticular danger fur sev ral davs so 1,-ng as t'ie weathr r stays oold, but he says that il the Street cleaning ronunlasloner di lays unreasonably in removing garbage the Health Department will step in and do whatever ia necessary. Commissioner ?ederlo has th" power In an emergency to let out garbage rr moval to ootitraetors. All the olty oflloara e a -orned in the strike were p sitivs yesterday that the etrikors in tossing awa well paid jobs will accomplish nothing more th;"i three cr four days annoyance o householders and extra expense to the taxpayer-" Their jobs are g me for go d Commis sioner Edwards made thai plain last evening The time had passed for re applying for work. There waa little rioting yesterday, b cause Commissioner Edwards decided to delay garbage collection until he had got together a force big enough to c ver the city and go at the Job systame.1 In line with that policy the Street I Ing Department hung up its bl and scrapers last night at in o'olook en that there would be no chance f r s conflict with the strikers The sweep ers have remained loyal so far and the Commissioner hesitated to expose them to trouble last night. But work will begin at s o'clock this morning from every stable in Manhattan. Brooklyn and The Bronx. Here ia the way Mr. Edwards has mapped out his plan of operations: There are twelve studios in Manhattan, three In The Bronx and eight in Brooklyn, beeldea two annexes in Manhattan, What recruits are obtained from the detective agencies and the Civil Service Hoard will be divided among these stables, three men to a oart. Mr. Edwards hopes to start right in with 5.2SS men. and he Is certain that he will have this many by to-morrow morning. The force will be assigned as follows, three men to a wagon: stable A, Seventeenth street and Avenue C, Hi wagons: B, ni t West Fifty-second street, s7: (', B25 West moth street, 9: D, t05 Last ueth street, 7S; K. 40 West Klf tnth street, 82: F, 625 East Eightieth street., at; O, 44 Hamilton street, KM; H, 424 bast Forty -eighth street. J; K.221 Weat Seventy -seventh street, 87: M, 00 Sullivan street, SB. H, .149 Itivlngton street, 99, and S, iH4th streetand Amsterdam avenue, 4S. In Brooklyn: Stable A, Kent and rirahsm avenues, 114: B, 4i Butler street, lis! C, Nostrand avenue and Sterling place, SJ; D. North Thirteenth streotand Kentavenue, 81: E, tdllen place and Jamaica avenue, 08: F, Sixty-seventh street, near Seventeenth avenue, 49: G, 1815 Paclflo street. 40, and H, 1171 Fourth avenue, GO. In The Bronx: Stable I, 3SS East 162d Street, on wagons: L, Tiebout avenue and Mith street, S5; O, Zerega avenue and Hsl sey place, 280. At every one of theee stables and at the two annexes there will be 100 police men . One policeman will be detailed to go along with each eet of three men and a cart; the others will be held in reserve or stationed in the immediate neighborhood of the stables. Commia nener Edwards thought yesterday that the strikers might make a demonstration h' first, but he didn't believe the police would let the trouble get very far. The Commissioner heard last night thut some of the strikers had threatened to shoot the horses if they were taken out of the stable by strike breakers. He passed 'hat bit of Information on to the. Police i onunissioner. Prom Mr. Edwards's standpoint the situation waa considerably more cheering last night, after he had put in a lively 'lay's work, which Included running the mantlet of potato throwers in Harlem's bittle Italy, than It was when he got on the job early yesterday morning. When the sun rose over street freeooed with heaped up garbage cans the Commissioner found that the striking drivers bad Just Umi put the Street Cleaning Depart ment out of business. It was true that the eweepers were holding on to then- jobs, but they couldn't "lake much Impression on the litter which had accumulated. Strikers were seeking io persuade them to make a general ContiMt$d on Third Potfs. HKLIt is i.imiix sriKs. Twa tnerlran Brethers Kept in pnon In Unl fur Me,- llni PANItnttA, Ohio, Nov II Hue peeled by officers of ihe Italian ftovsrnmsni of being (tertnan spies, arrested and held in a filthy prison for nine days without being Itled In appeal to American Consuls i- Ihfl eaperlall f the Hov. Albert s 1 umncher of Oraos Mennonlta church and his brother, Hatnilel Schumacher, a merchant of I'.mdorn. I i brothers have just relumed and have rep rted the rase to Secretary of State Knos He has ordered several Imericnn Consuls In Italy to conduct nn investigation I be Schumacher brothers left Venice on June n for itotzen, Austris. Thvay planned to tramp over the Dolomite Mountains, and carried only light equip- nient, Unfortunately, they had sent their passports With (heir baggage to Hntnen. I ho brothers left the train at Keltro and Started on Ihe sivly mile hike over the mountains, In knapsacks they carried i amera, dims and medicine. They had passed through the village of Fonwisso wh.-n they were slopped by an officer nnd two soldiers, The Rev, Mr Schumacher told the truth about their assports, but his explanation was not accepted The officer searched them, and the camera and the fad thai the brothers spoke Herman excited Ihe officer's suspicions. The travellers Were arrested and spent the night In a small cell, with only a dirty strip of carpet for a bed. Tho ftb-i.-i Ih took all of their personal helong IngS, including their money. They were kept in prison nine days OKI V en i nr.n the wheels. mildren gtarl islled tulo Vmlmlsnce ami Machine Injures chntirreur. Willism Doyle, who i a brother of Esther Leo Doyle of st. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, si Mornlngslds a van us and U6th street, and is driver of an auto- smhulsnoa of the Harlem Hos- pil Was answering a call yesterday 1 ernoon with Dr asartln to 114th street snd I If th avenue When they reached the comet- they didn't find any one. so drove down the avenue toward the Eaal b'Hh street police station. At lllth streel and Fifth avenue the auto le refused to go further. Doylo crawled under the forward part of the machine to tinker with the engine. A r iwd of children gathered One of them tampered erlth s lever and the machine jumped forward and ran over Doyle's abdomen. I r Martin had his arm in the loop . on th" back ,ind Wasn't thrown Tho ambulance nn upon the sidewalk and smashed the plate glnss window of the ' nhoe store of Leo Steinberg at 0. ll then tacked to the south, fetching up against a lamppost. Both machine and post suffered, hut the ambulance was stopped Doyle was picked up suflcrinu from internal injuries He w is taken to the. hospital and his brother was sent for le will probably recover. t ffff,' I T SHERRVS. Pan nf Crease Empties RrtniirHnl and shops anil 1 angles TralTle. Most of the diners in Sherry s. at Fifth avenue and F Tty-fourth Street, left their tables In S hurry yesterday after noon when thick smoke from a lire in a grease coated chimney leading from Ihe kit- hen curled Into the dining room. The smoke waa too potent to be withstood hy those in its range, although the fire that caused it was a trifling one. pan of grease overturned on a stove and the flames' shot up the chimney and u;mied an accumulation of soot und Krease on the inside. The reek poured OUl on the roof and slowly filtered through the rest of the building. Oapt. O'Connor of the Eaat Fifty-first street station saw it and turned in a still alarm, which brought Engine 66. The firemen flushed the chimney in a few minutes and when the smoke had cleared a bit the guesta who live in the apartments above the restaurant and some of the diners went back to their rooms and their meals. Diners in Del monioo's left their tables when they saw Ihe excitement on the corner opposite and the millinery and dressmaking shops near by also were emptied. It took the I police some time to straighten out the traffic that hud been tangled up by the , crowd. Lwr'rPirr off to mt. cIjEMExs. Invited, Before Election, to a Conference of Mate i .eaiiers There. i Charles F. Murphy will start to-day for a week or two at Mount Clemens. Mich. The trip will be more for the purpoae of talking over tho Presidential campaign with several State leaders than for a holiday. At Mount Clemens there will be a conferenoe next week of many of the heada of the Demooratio party, and Mr. Murphy had aooepted an invitation to be present before the election of laat Tuesday. But despite tho outcome of the election In this State he is going to the conference. Mr. Murphy was nt the Fourteenth street headquarters yesterday, but he would say nothing exoept that stories that ho had been asked to take part in movements for the retirement of MoCooey of Kings and .Caasidy of Queens were dreams. He said that no such sugges tions had ever beeu made to him, and that if they had been he would not have listened to them. He said he had never interfered with the affairs of the Demo oratio organization in either of those boroughs and that he never would do eo. He has enough to do, he thought, to look after his own county without tormenting himself with the troubles of other conn ties. As to reports that an effort will be made at the next session of the Legislature to make The Bronx a separate county It Is ths opinion of Mr. Murphy that that oan't get by the Senate and the Governor. Big Tim built van oailed on Mayor Oay nor yesterday at the City Hall. He aid that he had merely dropped in to hake hands before going away for a few weeks reetv Bluett BaUlns" Ship Lstnnebed. i .Iptrlal Coal DMfUh la Tms 8 Dir. Bordkaux . Nov. B. The Ave masted vessel Franoe, the largest sailing ship in the world, was launched here to-day. Bhe has a length of t M feet. C3LABENVOM HOTM.. SKA BKKKK. HI.. Bosklat representaUve. llM B nay. TeU 474 AM, . . WOMAN KILLED BY ROBBERS WIFE oi f rmiMi IH.T ON i KOTOS qi KM i I ii Wf itabbrd to Peiilli In One of s liana of Mt Who Held I l Twa Other Women ami Robbed gefteel Dlttrtc! Mare nn Man Hunt On In Nnrthern reteheler wiiiif Pi,tvs Nov ( Atafafmhouae near Crototi Ijike in northern Wet ehoeter county three Women werosttacked by five men to-day and one r them, Mrs Henry Hall, wife il i superintendent on the CrotOn AquedUCl was killed. Miss Hannah Oriffen was he'd no by two of the men m the rear of the house and Mrs John S. Pay. with two f her children In her arm-. Was held it bay with a re volver in front of the dwelling. Mrs Hall was beaten gagged and stabbed to death The five men WeM I PSl seen 'n ihe neighborhood ol Ihe house ISl night. and Mrs Hay hi them tgaln this mora ing. but because i I the g;e-it number of atrajigo men on the ire" She u tva them no more than a passing noli"o This fore noon Mrs. Ray. wh i ocoupla i the ground floor of wh it was nce rge rarmhonae, saw the men pass her e Indoweand shortly afterward they napaassd Then two of tho men r.mie t i si le door and asked Ml Be finfT"n for quad of milk, offer Ing M cents for it When she put OUl her hand for the money one of them grabbed her arm pd pulled her Into the yard and the other ivered her with a revolver, teliinc, I cr in broken English to keep cpuei undei pain of death A third member -t the party brushed past the tWO Who held Miss Oriffen and went to the son- nd floor . I the bouse, where Mrs Hall had her apartmenta i he two other men entered tho house by the front door and went to the put of the house occupied by Mrs .iv To do this thev had to push aside a Led that stood nu imst th door, and this g a Mrs Ray tune to escape by another door into the yard In front ef the house she had heard a woman scream rnd p!io Sought her two children. I and 4 yearn old. who were playing in the ya-.l s she caught th children In her arms one nf the men commanded her to il p ind levelled a revolver at her While this wns going on in the yatd the man who hud gone to Mrs. Hall's rooms gagged her with one of her ipromi and threw hei into ;) rocking chair He then ransacked the drawers Of a dresser and look a watch and S small sum of money He was evidently dis satisfied with what he found and tried to make Mrs Ha'l tell where she kept her money. It is thought that because she profesled that she had no more money he attacked her with a knife. She was st ibbed in the groin and In both lung and about 'he shoulders Miss Griffon is the tax collector of the School district snd her safe stood In the main hall At the poini of a revolver she was forced 'ii open the sale 'itie man who held her up was loined by the others andthey helped themselves to the it contained. Then the whole party made off through the woods in the direc tion of Vorktowp. As soon as she was released Miss Oriffen hurried to Mrs Hall's room. She found the woman gagged and apparently dead Sh loos ened the gag and called Mrs Ray They decided that life was extinct and each Inking one of the Bay children m her arms they hurried across ihe li, Ms to the place where the men were doing the farm work With one of these men they relurned to the Oriffen barn, got a horse and drove to the Bradley Construction Company powerhouse, a mileawav. where Mr Hall was at work. He gave the alarm in Ihe company's ofllce and there it was telephoned to all par- - of Ihe county. When Inspector Carta ody reached the scene and heard the story of Mrs Itay, to the effect that she had seen the men in the neighborhood of tho barn tho night before, he went over the premises and found a lot of clothing that had been discarded and has lieen identified hy men who saw five Italians wearing such cloth ing on the Croton bake atatiou road last night. All of these men seemed anxious to keep any one from getting behind them. The scene about tho house where the murder was committed, once the alarm was given, was the centre of great excite ment. Residents of the region pUoad their out os at the service of the officers in the man hunt. Several suspects were brought to the house and taken before Mrs. Ray, but she could not ident ify any of them. The ouly one of them that was held was a'young Italian wearing a coat and trousers that were much wrinkled, as If they had been tightly wrapped in a parcel. He had in his pocket a slip of paper on which was written: "Antonia Composlno, Hart's Island." He said that he had been released from the peni tentiary this morning. When he was told to writo his name he wrote "Lola Tala mini." Three meti who are held at York -town will be brought to the county jail at White Plains, where Miss Oriffen will see them to-morrow. She is now here with her mother, Mrs. Ellen Griffon, owner of the farm where the orime was committed. The object of the attack was plainly robbery and the men waited until after Mr. Hall and Mr. Bay had left the house for their work. It is thought that the men heard that recently Mra. Oriffen had reoelved 13.000, the inaurance payment on the death of her father, J. I. Barton,, who died last August, and that it waa this sum they Bought. Mr. and Mrs. Ray left tho scene oi the murder this afternoon. They are at the home of relatives at 862 Teller avenue, The Bronx. Mrs. Hall's body will be aent to the home of a brother, Louis Elgenrauch, at Charles and Summit atreete, Jersey City, Ctty Makes Money on Wster, The olty Is making a profit nut of Its water supply. Commissioner Thompson reported to the Mayor that evon If the internet payments on the bonds issued for the building of the new Catskill supply were deducted from the water revenues of the olty there would still be left a profit of about $2,A3l,uOO for the year. FLOS IDA-ATEANTA SOIJTH. riertaa-Ouba Special IMS nooo. Atlonta-Blr-BjfiBaji Mpeotal fas P. H. km Msii 12.30 Mini, i. Throux h elastrls lighted steel trauu fn.m Penas. Sis. gestiesra Hi Liu.. UN B way.-i. ri. tv TO hEEP THE OFFICES. Msrlsnd lleniecraU Hate a Seheme to xtienr the Xew fioternnr. BsLTlMoaa, Nov. 0. The Democrata do not propose to turn over control of (he SI. lie to tho incoming administration I hey are now considering a plan to retain ail oi the principal offices and st. a con-' ference held here lo-day il was suggested thai in extra session could lie avoided by anai imc the nwoaaaary legislation In the tiist weed "f the regular session Ihe i nnetitUtioB directs that the I,eg- Islalure meel on the first Wednesday in January and that Ihe Qovarnor be In augurated on tho second Wednesday. This Would give GOV, CrothWl one week In Which to pass upon legislation. As the Democrats will have a two-j thirds ma jority in the Senate a bill could , be passed there under suspension of the tulea in one day. The idea is to hurry this over to Ihe House, where ihe Demo orats are nol so wall fixed, and put it ovr In three successive dax's bv cutting i off debate The measures to be disposed of are the i reatl in of a Slate board of supervisors wh'ch will be authorized to name all of the election supervisors, the board to he cl - sen by the Legislature; the election of police commissioners, police examiners and liqltor license board by the General mhly and Ihe enactment of a road j law vosiing control in the present board. This last Is desired by Gov Crothora. All I appointments are now made by thei t lovemor There i to be another conference later. , MOKF. TKOI RLE AT TI'FTS. InOlhcr listen S)f -tmm i inn- I i ton Medical aehaal tnnanoeed, BOSTOM, Sol I1 Moie changes will Imve 'o be made in the Tufts Medicn.l s hool faculty her ansa of a new batch of resignations following closely on those who 'vein oik with Dr. David D. Scannell. The le'est to throw up their Nisi I ions are 1 Channlng HtOWell, assistant pro feosof of i hildren's diseases; Robert W. Hastinga, assistant professor (,f children's ,! . iase; Robert M Merrick, assistant professor of children's dlsensee; John M CooHdge, Dl R C Iirrabee. Dr John M I 'onnolly, inst motor in children s diseases, snd Dr William R MacAustand. instruc tor n orihoedics They are all con net 'od with the dew.rtment of pediatrics, and their exit, with the resignation of Dr. Scannell and others in the department of clinical surgery, is a dist nrbing element . The retiring men have no criticism or sttfement to make The only intimation of friction is an editorial comment in the number of the .Vsir Englnrul Mwileal Monthly just isstiod. This says "It would scorn that there may be other reasons for tho decreased enrolment in the medical school, which President Ham ilton deplores in his last report to the trustees, aside from the 'inorease In en trance roquiromente." As Dr. R, W Hastings, one of the de parting men. is editor In chief of this periodical, the statement appears espe cially pertinent. TORE. OI T KAKKIKO. Oaxllcht Biiralar In llrnnkl)nnet Away 1 With 1.1 no north of Diamonds. Pnrglars yesterday afternoon entered the home of Samuel I.eitner, a designer of shirtwaists who lives r.t 11S5 Fortieth street, Brooklyn, at tacked his wife and got away se.fely with a pair of ism earrings nnd two rings worth together about 1500. They had the silverware piled up ready to take xvith them, but apparently were frightened away lieforo they had unite finished their work. The Leitners occupy the ground floor and tho latsement of a two family house. At alHiut '.' o'clock, while Mrs. Leitner 1 sai in the dining room in the basemen' singing her baby to sleep, she heard heax-y footsteps on tho stairs leading down from the parlor floor and a heavily built man wounng a mask and carrying a revolver in his hand entered the room. Mrs liitner placed the baby in its crib and jumped up Tho man grabbed her. by the throat and demanded money. She was bo frigiitened she hesitated an Instant, and the man said, "Be quick about itl 1 haven't got all day!" With that he dcagged the woman through the kitchen and into a small store room at tho rear. There he dropped . her on the floor and said: "Take off those earrings." Mrs. Leitner started to oliey and was unscrewing one of them when the roan said, "Don't he eo damned slow!" and pulled the other out, tearing the lobe of the ear. Mrs. Leitner handed , him the other earring. j As the man slipped the diamonds into his pockot he shouted: "What are you j doing In there, Bill?" Then for the first I time Mrs. Leitner heard some one moving about in the dining room. "I'm getting the allver together." Bill 1 si ion led back. "To hell with that: get the money!" the ! first roan called. Bill retorted that he couldn't find any. "Why not take the kid? Then we'll get the money all right," the leader eug- I geeted. Fearing that the roan In the dining room would follow the suggestion. Mrs. Leitner ! attacked the man standing over her in an attempt to return to her child. The man knocked her down with a blow on the head with the butt of his revolver. When she recovered consolousnees she was tied up with a pleoe of rope and s towel had been stuffed into her mouth. The big man waa taking a purse from the inside of her waist. There was only 16 or so In the purse. When the man saw Mrs. Leltner's eyes open he knocked her over the head again with the revolver butt and she relapsed Into unoonsolous ness. Meanwhile John Molnerney, an in spector for the Kings County Lighting Company, which furnlshee gss in that section, came to the house to inspect the meter. He rang twice end got no answer. The front door waa open and he went inside. He saw that something was wrong and he searched tho rooms. In the kitchen storeroom he found Mrs. Leitner. He called Dr. J. M. Walifield of 4101 Twelfth avenue, who found Mra. Leitner hysterical. The doctor treated her for the Injury to her ear and for two bad scalp wounds. Col. Aster's Father-In-law Breaks a Lei. OM. i NH'HT. L. I., Nov. ll William Force, father of Mra. John .Jacob Astor, In stepping from his automobile here to night fell and broke a leg He was taken to the Kostorn Long Inland Hoapltal at this place. Ue suffered nu fur.hi Injury BERLINGER RELATIVES STUCK WITH noars A8810NMBNT8 OF IXSf RACE POLICIES. llrothrr'a Wife's Nirphrxx. Misters' llns. 'is nd-. sc, ,, no on. in - HnMianrt and NltteMn-law Among Purchasers One Has llrrlliigrr trrestrd. Milton Berlinger, an insurance broker who lives at Haddon Hall. Riverside Drive and t37th street, and has an office nt ?S Nassau street, was arrested noar his home yesterday morning on o grand larceny charge The complainant. Dr. Milton A Strauss, a dentist of 24)2 Soventh avenue, appeared later in the Harlem police court to say that Rerlinger had swindled him out of 11,100 ly selling h!m a fraudulent endowment life insur ance policy. Strauss Is a nephew of Berlinger 's brother's wife There are at least six others, also in the relationship, who were ready to adx'ance similar complaints. One of these is Dr. Harry A. Rosalsky of ion West iisth street, a dentist. Inasmuch as it was such a family affair, as was explained yesterday by Joseph S. Rosalsky. another brother, who appeared for Strauss, an attempt was made to settle the differences out of court, but it appeared that Berlinger was either unable or un willing b make restitution, he said, and the arrest resulted. It was estimated yesterday by Solomon .1 Rosenblum of M John street . Rerlinger's attorney, that the amount involved would be in the neighborhood of STO.nnn. His only explanation for the actions of his client was that Berlinger was nol of sound1 mind. The broker was held hy Magistrate Herlort In 110,000 bail, which was not furnished. The proposition which Berlinger made to his relatives was that he had been able to secure for sums less than the paid up value endowment policies which were about to mature. He did not offer to hand over the policies themselves, and In the instances where he made sales he gave the purchasers only assignments. The lawyers on both sides agreed yester day that in some oases even the names of the insured were fictitious. Berlinger, his attorney said yesterday, owned a half interest in Haddon Hall six years ago, kept an automobile and was generally believed to be worth from 150,000 to 170,000. So when he suggested the policy investments to his relatives they took him up vrithout looking into tho matter. The heaxnest loser, aeoordlng to the attorneys, is Peter Wolf, who is associated in business with his brother-in-law, B. M. Levoy. an optician of 24 Fast Twenty third street. Wolf waa out about $25,000 and Levoy a considerably smaller sum. They are the husbands of Berlinger' a sisters. The others are Dr. Ernest Gluck of 152 East lllth street, who, !awyer Rosalsky said yesterday, lost $1,500; Dr. Rosalsky, who was out $2,400; Abraham Harris, husband of one of Berlinger's second cousins, and Mrs. Pauline Berlinger of Haddon Hall, the broker's brother's wife. $3,700. Her father was also In volved in a similar transaction. Six weeks ago I.udwig Hess, another insurance broker, of 92 William street, had Berlinger taken to the Tombs court for giving hini a bad check for $200. It developed that previously Berlinger had loaned Hesa $8,000. Ijxter Berlinger took over some policies from Hess. Berlinger was to pay the premiums and he sent the $200 check for that purpose. But Hess didn't deliver the policies, said Berlinger lefore Magistrate O'Connor, and so he had stopped payment on tho check. "There Berlinger had c"elllerately laid himself open to criminal prosecution," said his lawyer yesterday, "when if he hadn't done anything a civil suit would have been the worst that could have hap pened. I told the Magistrate that I thought a lunacy oomrolssion ought to be appointed for a roan who would act like that. The Judge turned the case out because Hess, already In Berlinger's debt for $9,000, had caused this trouble over $200." Some of Berlinger's creditors In these transactions filed a petition In bank ruptcy against hlro yesterday. MILH HAZIXG AT COLUMBIA. Wandering Freshmen Compelled to Bow to Alma Mater. Half a dozen Columbia freahmen were hazed on the atepa of the university library yesterday afternoon directly be neath the windowa of the office of Presi dent Nicholas Murray Butler. A band of aophomoree twenty-five strong gathered in South Court just after the lunch hour and pioked off the freshmen who were going to or coming from olassee In Hamil ton Hall, across 116th street. The freshmen were brought singly to the foot of the steps loading up to ths Alma Mater statue, and there eaoh waa oorepelled to bow three times with bared head. When this rite waa completed the youngsters had to mount the steps to the bnae of the statue, where they were again oompelled'to kneel and kiss the feet of Alma Mater. The fifth fresh man had just completed nla stunt when Henry Meyera, the university prootor, came hurrying across the campus and diapersed the crowd. It was the first real hasing that has been done at Columbia Miiire the board of student representa tives in conjunction with the faculty abolished the practioe in 1909. ABE MVEF MAY HO FREE. attroog Movement to Psrole Convicted an Francisco (Jrarter. San Fbancisoo, Nov. 9 The move ment to get Abe Ruef out of San Quentln prison, where he Is serving a fourteen year term for grafting In this city, has gained suoh force that it seems likely that he may go free. Despatches were reoeived to-day from Franklin K. Lane, Interstate Commerce Commissioner, snd Brand Whltlock, Mayor of Toledo, Indorsing the plan to release Ruef on parole. There Is a general feeling that Ruef has been a scapegoat. He was convicted at a time when the conviction of any of the accused men would have been easy, but all the others charged with grafting escaped. ROTH CLAIM LOS Willis Registration Closes With t.t.OOO Women and ino.ooo Men Knrelled. Lor Angei.f.s. Cal , Nov. 9.-Registration for the December municipal OMUtloU closed at midnight. ''he totals cannot be obtained until to-morrow, but an esti mate indicates the following; Women registered, 73.000; men regis tered, loo. 000; total, 173.000. Duplications and other errors may reduce this total to approximately lda.ooo. Both sides claim the advantage to night. Tho Socialists, who led In the primary election, say they have held their own and will win In December. The I business lntnreste are arrayed against them, and those back of the Good Govern- . ment ticket profess confidence that a I rebuke awaits socialism hero. To teach them how to use the ballot voting schools for xvomen were established to-day by Socialists in the working dis- i tricts. The women will lie taught to mark ballots, and that a rubber stamp gild not a pencil must be used and that j there must, not lie any distinguishing mark left on the ballot. SECRET HEAL Rl DKLCA88B t "Figaro" Says K-Forelgn Minister Msdr One With s,, n, t'oncernlng Morocco. Nrrrtal rnblr Hnpnirh in Twa SrN. Pahis. Nov. 10.--The Figaro publishes j a sensational article asserting that The ophilo Delcassi4. who was Foreign Min- . Istar, before arranging a secret, treaty with Spain in October. 1904, with British approval) had already made a secret I treaty with Spain In 1002 against tho Eng lish policy in Morocco whereby France and Sfvun shared Morocco. Sertor Sagaata, tne Spanish Foreign Minister, gladly adhered to the treaty, but his successor, fearing Kngland, broke it off. The Fmnro says that Deloasee be came frightened and turned toward F.ng land anil started the Anglo-French en tente. Deloasse, ever generous. Is said to have gixen to Spa n Tang er, Tetouan, Iarache, Elksar, Tans and flan, In lOOl Delcaase is described as being more stingy, allotting to Spain Laraohe and Elksar only. Spain has decided to uphold her rights. The Spanish cruiser I'atalina has arrived at Tangier and France is making anxious queries as to whether Ihe Gatalina is to play the same rrtle as did the German gunboat Panther at, Agadir. FIRST CHISESE WOMEN TO VOTE Botn xre Natives and Are Registered In I allfomla San Francisco. Nov. 9. Mrs. Clara Elizabeth l.eo and Mrs. Emma Tom Leung are the first Chinese women in the world entitled to vote. They were registered in Oakland. Both are natix-e Ixxrn, Mrs. Lee in Oregon and Mrs. Leung In California. The former is the wife of a Chinese dentist snd the latter of a Chinese merchant. Though thoroughly Americanized Mrs. Ijeung clings to Chinese dress. Both women registered aa Republicans. r Ri im. auto nr.Ln vp. It Msa fiperdlng to irt Away From Bride's Inquisitive Brother. Edward Brautigan and MisS Helen Elizabeth Merseles. both of Jersey City, who were married at tho bride's home. 38 Olenwood avenue, on Wednesday night, wero held up in the Hudson Boulex-ard by a motorcycle cop as they wero smash ing the speed regulations in an effort to get away from another machine contain ing Theodore Blackmore and Frank Morseles. brother of the bride, who was anxious to find out whoro the happy pair were going. Tho pursuing car was also stopped and both purties wero taken to the Town Hall. Cash bail was furnished and all hunds were allowed to deart. Mr. Brautigan crossing tho Weat Shore ferry and start ing for Boston with his bride after being assured that it wouldn't be necessary to interrupt his honeymoon by appearing in court. When the double case of speeding came up before Eecorder Medina In North Ber gen last night the Magistrate was full of sympathy and let August Cordes. Brauti gan 's chauffeur, and Theodore Blackmore, who drove the chasing car, go under sus pended sentence on payment of $3.00 coat of our. exiienses. VOTE O.V FffE AMENDMENTS. Sslsry Increase Probably Beaten-lVo. 1 Mkaty to Be Csrrled. It was said yesterday at the offices of the Board of Elections that the actual result of the vote in this city for and against the proposed amendments to tho Constitution would not be known for two or three weeks. For the whole State it will await the sitting of the State can vassers. Robert S. Binkerd. secretary of the City Club, hss been working out the probable vote in this city from aamples of twenty-five Assembly districts and reports that the first amendment, in creasing the salaries of legislators, is probably lost, the favorable vote here not being large enough to overoome the opposition expected up State. There Is a larger yea vote here on amendment No. 4, for excess condemnations by munic ipalities, and for No. 7, which authorises the Supreme Court to determine directly the awards on compensation proceedings, the favorable vote ia more than two to one. PRIEST'S SKVLL FRACTURED. Brooklyn Clergyman Falls on Lexington Avenue Car Tracks. The Rev. Father Patrick Murray, as sistant to the Rev. James Donohue, rectqr of the Church of St. Thomas Aq&inas, at Fourth avenue and Ninth street, Brook lyn, is lying unconscious in ths accident ward of the Presbyterian Hoepltal with a fractured skull snd bruises of the head. Last night a northbound Lexington ave nue car was climbing the slight grade at Sixty-fifth street when, according to witnesses, Father Murray started to cross the street in front of the oar. A passenger, J. J. Smith of 130 Third avenue, said that Father Murray seemed to crumple up and fall to the pavement before the car reached him , Tho oar waa stopped without hitting him. Fathers Hugh Kerns, Moran and Fitzgerald of the Dominican Fathere, whose headquarters are at the ooruer, sent a call to the Pres byterian Hoepltal. Dr. Jones, who came, said that the fractured skull might have been caused by a fall on the spine. The Dominican priests didn't know 'Father Murray, but he was identified by curds found on him. His condition is serious. Hs la 40 years old. COURT HOLDS UP RATE REDUCTIONS May Reverse the Commerce Commission's Inter mountain Ruling. MANY RAILROADS AFFECTED Hundreds of Thousands of Rates Involved, Some Being Re duced 20 Per Cent Washiwotov, Nov. 9-Tho weeptng reductions in freight rates to so-called intermountsln points In tho West which wero ordered by the Interstate Commerce Commission a few months ago have been held up on appeal hy the United States Commerce Court. The reductions, affecting all railroads in the United fltatse except a few in tho South and applying to practically all articles in Interstate commerce, were to have become effective next Wednesday, but the Commerce Court to-day entered orders enjoining the commission from enforcing Its de crees. The Injunctions are temporary, to remain In force pending the settlement in court of the merits of the appeals. The action of the Commerce Court Is a blow to the Interstate Commerce Commission and gives the railroads of the country ground for hoping for a re versal of the findings Imposed by the commission. There have been other Instances In which the Commerce Court has enjoined the Interstate Commerce Commiaalon In the matter of rate regu lations, but to-day's action will probably result In the commission urging a hasty determination by the Supreme Court of tho powers of the new Commerce Court. The result of the injunctions granted to-day will be to leave in effect, tempor arily at least, the rates which the rail roads have been charging for hauls to lntermountsin points In Washington. Nevada, California and Arizona. It was estimated that the reductions ordered by the Interstate Commerce Commission in many cases amounted to as much as 30 per cent. Hundreds of thousands of rates were Involved and nearly all the roads from coast to ooast were embraced in the readjustment of schedules that would have followed the enforcement of tho Interstate Commerce Commission's ruling. How long it will take the Commerce Court to pass upon the merits of the oasee pend ing an appeal is uncertainatthis time. It took the people of Spokane and other Western cities almost, ten years to get an order from the Interstate Commerce Com mission in these cases. The Commerce Court purposes, however, to expedite the matter, but if the court Intends to settle the question whether or not the proposed reductions are confiscatory, as now seems inevitable, it will be many months at least before a conclusion is in sight, and then the cases undoubtedly will tie carried to the Supreme Court. The action of the court to-day will be keenly disappointing to folks in Western cities who have been complaining against long and short haul rates, and officials in Washington, who interpret ex-erything in terms of politics, are mourning the injunction as further ill luck for President Taft. The intermountain cities held great celebrations over what they re garded as their emancipation when the Interstate Commerce Commission's orders were filed. Reno went so far as to declare a half holiday. Naturally their spirits are likely to drop at to-day's action, and some may blindly harbor resentment at the President himself. Mr. Taft having appointed the entire Commerce Court. Some of the influential business men in the West had begun to reulize that the effects of the Interstate Commerce Com mission's sweeping changes would be more far reaching than had been at first an ticipated, actually bringing about in many instances great changes in trade oentres. These men will join with the railroads in hailing the restraining orders which the Commerce Court entered to-day. Railroad officials themselves have acknowledged that they could not tell what would be the ultimate effects upon the cities of the West of the changes, which the Interstate Commeroe Cora mission had ordered. The Commeroe Court handed down no opinion to-day. That will be drawn up and filed in oourt early nest week. The brief period remaining before the red no. tions were to go Into effect waa responsible for the entering of the orders before the opinion waa rendered. ' There is a probability that the con stitutionality of some features of the new railroad rate law enacted In 1910 may be Involved In the Commeroe Court's opinion granting the temporary injunction. The attorneys for the railroads in appealing from the Interstate Commerce Com mission's ruling and petitioning for pre liminary injunctions contended that seo t Ion 4 of the new act to regulate Interstate commerce Is unconstitutional and void, in that Congress has assumed to delegate legislative powers to the Interstate Com meroe Commission. The railroad lawyers argued that In this section the commiaalon waa em powered arbitrarily to grant or withhold leave to oharge leas for a longer than for a shorter haul of like commodities ever the same line In the same direction, but that no standard waa aupplied by law for the guldanoe or oontrol of the commis sion In passing upon applications for leave to charge suoh lower rates. Ths railroads sTso charged thut the action of the Interstate .Commerce Commission waa confiscatory and amounted to tha taking of property without due proceg of law. Tha complaints of all the intertuounuit