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FltTDAT, Kf m tO, HO.
Unsettled weather to-day and to-morrow, with
occasional rain; easterly winds.
NEW YORK. FRIDAY NOVEMBER 1 0 lllcmrm in, tg a fxanag pwihm iiimfawin.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Bosklat representaUve. llM B nay. TeU 474
AM, . .
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
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
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.
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.
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. ,
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.
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
WITH noars A8810NMBNT8 OF
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
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
Some of Berlinger's creditors In these
transactions filed a petition In bank
ruptcy against hlro yesterday.
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.
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
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.
"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.
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
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.
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.
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.
May Reverse the Commerce
Commission's Inter
mountain Ruling.
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

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