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THE SUN, MONDAY, MARCH 24, 1918.
half hour wo had wheeled her out, timed 'her up and found everything In Rood shape. "The boys knew lion- to give tho propellers it whirl, nnd when the mechanician crnwhd in with mo they tnrn her the right start nnd wo swept nwny It would havo boon n good Mart onl otto unmll hoy forgot to let Ko n wing, which clewed us ur.ottnd and wo plopped V made nnother attempt mid " U t I caught us, and then the mechanician got out, giving up the trip. "1 hnd to inn It o three moro Marts because of the ground, hut on tho Ilfth Hho olid over tho una wall, out over tho water and I was off. going with the wind, , City a Rplnuli of Light Jlelow. "Talk nhout daylight flights' They nte nothing to that of last night. I Dimply wild Into the air on an easy climb so that I had swung out nhout two miles bcfoin 1 had reached fiOU feet. I swung then, quartering against the wind, which wan like a summer breeze, came up Into It. rounded over tho starting place and tlien turned my oyes toward the city anil toward (iover liora Island "In milting thev would rail my course a teach nt I wild lit the direction of the town, and I went up und tip Until I llgure that I was up about 1,500 fret I ndcr too and aheail of me wax n big uplasli of yellow and white, light growing brighter and thicker In the dis tance. 'you can tell of world's fairs with their court of honor, but nono of them have anything on a trip toward New York around midnight on n Saturday night, especiall.x If you approach It at Something like foity-llw miles an hour n thousand or more feet In the air. It's like running into a fireworks spectacle or a transformation scene on the stage. "You forget tho night and tho moon nnd stars above joit in the golden haze that surrounds the cltv Itself; you run right Into It ami joti fotget you are In the air as you sail through It ; "I don't know how soon I struck Hnrlem, but I was there before I knew It, because a broad, brightly lighted thoroughfare with yellow street car lights crawling over It shot under mo, Tite as It was, the streets weie crowded, t saw the elevated trains crawling ulolig. t saw the automobile lights shooting up and down and then I looked ahead to ce the real town. JBromluH.v .Illume In Mlvrr .Sea. "At 1 500 feet New York lies tinder you from the north clean down to tho sjea nnd you can seo that us tho moon splashes It. all over with Mlver. You unit see Its bridges, .mil where I was I could follow Ilroadway's winding down town by a myriad of tight I could see the big blurs of llghls, which showed the night life so tion and then, occa-j alonnlly. there would ! tall spires of J lights picking out the big buildings all i the way down to the Mattery. "It was like a tea party up to then, tint somewhere around Ninetieth street the other tilings happened. I don't I Know where It came from, but the llret thing I knew out of somewhere swept t forty-tlvo mile gale, steady and hard, ft gave me a tilt which madu me do Home tall warping and It swung me like a top. Tho tlrst thing I knew I was Hying like a crab over toward Long Island. "There Is only one thing to do In a case like that. Jam her Into the wind and make a sldeway so to speak, nnd I tried to do thai. U was Just like trying to buck Niagara Tails In n canoe; that gale didn't pay any mote attention to any engine than an elephant would pay to a caterpillar. "I could buck ami It could buck all it wanted to, but very quietly, very stend IJy tho winds backed me over toward Brooklyn. I saw the river come along and then tho Island, the other shore nnd perhaps a couple of towns; they look-d like towns anyhow "I saw the Metropolitan tower clock nnd made a sot for It, 1 didn't havo a Chinaman's chance of getting there 1 tried further down town, hoping to be able to hit over toward Governors iBland, and the breeze said nay, nay f Just had to take what it gave me. be cnus a I wasn't In a hydroaeroplano it wasn't going to pay to make a dive for the island and mi's It--not at that hour of the night It didn't pay to Uuy up whete 1 wa either "There wis so much water around me It mado mo neivous I nover saw so much ocean lit my life Hvery place I looked tlioro It was and coming clo-'er every minute Said 1 to myself. It Is about time to hit tho ground somehow. "I came down in a ploughed Held In Dtlca avenue, I'l.Ubtish. around 1 o'clock this morning without breaking a wire and I couldn't do It In tho day light for a prize. I didn't have much of a chance to pick out a place, but the good old moon showed me cleared ground ahead and 1 volpluned for It. It might have been Mrutig up with wires for all 1 know. I had to take the chance and I landed down theie as easy as a man stops off a street car. "There wnsu't a soul around when I lit and I got out and walked out to tho street. lietty soon a man camu along and I hailed him. llo seemed to Jump back when 1 spoke, I know why now. You see, 1 hud a red stocking cap on with goggles, an inllated lifo preserver coat, big gauntlets, loggings, a heavy sweater, and I wasn't handsome, I said' " 'Can you tell me where 1 can find ft telephone?' Ho said: 'Them Is u tele phono down at the car barn yonder and nt tho gin mill next door, and then he lidded, still backing off- 'Say, If I was ypu I wouldn't go down there, If you do they II get you sure.' "Then ho took It on n fnst walk. I didn't know what he meant until I learned that I had landed right next to a private sanitarium for nervous diseases.'' ARRESTED AS AUTO BANDIT. Mnn Willi Sprained Knee Aecmed at Zeppelin Cain Haider. A mnti whosrt light knee was so l.itnn that he fould hardlv walk was arrest's! yesterday In ,i hallway nt 110 Third uvu. nun as posslhl one of til" (.even who rallied anil mhheil the C.ife Zeppelin, 132 Kast inlli street, early on Hatunlay and got awu In an automobile which broke down, with tho result that four of the hevrrt vi.ru e.-i ,,t it r..,l Tho prisoner says he Is Jacob Wallace m o liranu street, roiiceinan Chrlsto pher Poweis. who arrested him, says ho Is Krosty Wull.ue, a fnquenter of Jlooh Walker's Kir l avenue s.iloon, a friend of Hunipty .liii'kson the pang leader, and a pal of I'rank Jirr, one of the C'afo Zep pelin "ilderfi. The knen was badly Urair oil The unllin think llmmlni? fnrtin tho automobile may have caused the hurt. shooli Jmtcrtiilner of Sinter, MonK'H:. Lit. Mm . h i'.t t.uclen Webb hot ml f.italh wuunded WeMnn Hellg. man d.n Si lign.in mid his two brntt i.sitrii W.lihs two sisters and "I""" 1 i"g ..ii,.h t, tike a motor ! it ivikIO Tun party Mopped nl p.-vuHi nfes Webb heard to-day thnt he na 'i hml been dilnkhig, so ho got a Tf llVt , IIIIll ttOLMiM ...mi relttnt fn ..... Pcllgmnn He found Weldou flellsman m, poolroom. Wcbb has-mirrendered( MODERATE REVISION ! FAVORED BY, WILSON 1 t President Will Confer Willi rwlonvood on Now Tariff This Week. TENTATIVE DRAFT HEADY Int'ome Tux Is Expected to) Prove the Most Tronule somo Feature. WavhINUTOK, March 23.- President Wilson Is now giving deep study to the tariff with a view to communicating views on tho subject to lenders upon whom will devolve the duty of present lug and passing the revision programme through Hie two houses nt the special session of Congress that will begin on April 7. It Is the general undcvtandlng that the l'restdont will In tho main urhol.l thoso Democrats who nre urging n moderate rovlslon of the tariff us op posed to those who nnvocate sharp cuts In the rates In every schedule of the law and ample ampliltcutlou of the free list. To date the President In speeches Iris discussed the turlff only In vory general terms, lie will get down to cases In conferences to be hold this week with Iteprescntutlvo Underwood und other Democratic members of the Committee on Ways and Means. Moth sides to tho controversy In tho committee havo pre sented their respective stories to the President and tho radicals are Inclined to tho belief that on some features of the proposed revision they will have the supixirt of th Administration It Is understood that a copy of the tentative draft of the tariff bill prepared by Chairman I'noVrwoucI and his asso ciates will be placed in the hands of the ('resident this week, llo Is expected to examine tho bill carefully and make known his views concerning It. There appears to be a general disposition to make the bill an Administration meas ure. With this end In view members of the tariff making committee of tho Sen ute have been taken Into the confidence of the House committee and there Is reason to believe that a conference will. be held lit the White I lolls.; soon with a view to reconciling differences on the subject Whether or not It Is prac ticable to make a tut Iff hill an Admin- titration measure remains to be seen Old legislators say the uk will prove Ultllcult. It has become known within the last few days that l'lesldeut Wilson will in all probability make some strong sug gestions relative to the agricultural schedule. Tills is the schedule that irovoked a lively row In the Committee on Ways and Means. Itadical members Insisted that practically all farm prod ucts should bo transferred to tho frev list, hut they were beaten on this propo sition. Itcpresentatlte Hammond of Minnesota, spokesman of members from tho centtal West who want somo pro tection for farm products, led the tight for moderate revision of this schedule. The radicals Intend to renew tho fight on the agricultural schedule. In tho party caucus that will be held early In April, unless they are called off by the Administration. Them Is tome rea son to believe that President Wilson may side with the radicals on the agri cultural schedule. Friends of the agri cultural Interests fear the President has already made up his mind that many agricultural products ate no longer In need of protection. The Income tax feature of the new tariff law Is proving troublesome In commltteo The lines of division on this proposal are clearly marked. One gioup In the CuUiinltUe. Is advocating a graduated tux that will hit big Incomes hard. Another group Insists ou u flat rate for all Incomes. Those who argue that the bunion should be laid heavily on large incomes want to levj it rate of one-half of 1 per cent, on Incomes of less than 15.000 a year, running up to 4 or 5 per cent on Incomes of $100, 000 and an Increasing scale of tates on incomes beyond tho last named tig. ure. Some want to IU the minimum Income to ho taxed at $1,000; others, urge that the minimum be fixed at 13,000 or K000. The exact form of the Income tax will not bo decided until the commit teu has received from experts an estimate as to tho amount of revenue that would ho yielded by the tariff bill completed lit committee last week. At the outside the House committee will not attempt to raise more than $130,000,000 through tho medium of the Income- tax. It Is realized by ull concerned that there must bu a strict limitation in this re gard. Important developments concerning the tariff are expected this week. The Committee on Ways nnd Means will resume Its sessions; on Tuesday. Tho Income tax section will bo given first consideration. On this matter President Wilson will be consulted, KL0TZ IMPROVING RAPIDLY. fapt. Price Mar dncKtlon the Hnnik Maker Tii-itu) . Henry J Klotz, tho draughtsman In tho olllco ot Cyrus C. Miller, Uoroush President of Tho Iironx, who was blown up by a bomb of his own making last Friday, Is Improving fast, It Is said by physicians at Kordham Hospital. Ilia condition Is so much hotter that they muy let Acting Captain Sam Price of tho Iironx detective bureau question him to-day in regard to certain features of the case that are puzzling. Tho only thing standing hotween Klotz and a speody recovery Is the jmsslhlllty of blood poisoning. No signs of that have developed yet and the doctors hopo the bomb maker Is past such danger. Capt. Prico said la.it night that thn out side work on thn botnh case Is completed. All he "unts to do now Is to ask Klutz about some facts which require explana tion. FOOTPADS ROB LOVERS IN PARK. YonnK Mnn anil Fiance 4.lvtt t'p tillckuln and C'tgnr. When Henry J. Kurz of 121 Kast 101st street and his lloncoe, Miss Vera. Mullor of rS K.ud .Ninety-fourth street, worn sit ting on a Central Park uoneh opposite Ninety-fourth street and not more than 100 fift from Klfth avenue lost night two young men with revolver confronted them. Due nf the holdup men hit Kurz In the face with the butt of a revolver, making on ugly wound, Then ho said to Kurz: "Don't make any nnlsc. Thvso guns have tllcncoi. They're quiet, but they kill," One nf the robbers searched Kurz and got 22, a scarfpln and a cigar, roturnlnx flvn cunts for carfare. Tho other searched uisa Mullcr, but she had left her Jewelry t home. Usher's Whisky GREEN STRIPE TlMessrs. ANDREW r "K,lJ USHER & CO, - UU EXTRA tOLO SCOTCH WfflM ed Purveyors of Whisky to His Ma jesty KingGeorge V fl.S. NICHOLAS A CO. NKW YOllK. Kola Agrnts, HINTS RAT POISON KILLED THE ADMIRAL Dihtriet Attorney Say s Pure Powdered Arsenic Wns Not (iiven. IlusroN, Mutch 23.-Inloteat In the Admiral Eaton poisoning case now centres In the Oram! Jury proceedings which will begin ut Plymouth -to-morrow morning. .Many neighbors of the Katon family In Asslnippl have been summoned us well as Mrs. ICaton's two daughters, Mrs. Juno Alnsworth Keyes and Miss Dorothy Alnsworth, her mother, .Mrs. George Harrison, and several .Stale uul county officials who hae worked on the case. It is expected that an Indictment wilt speedily follow the presentation of such evidence as District Attorney Darker sees lit to present. There )s a strong probability that the testimony of certain witnesses will not he heard by the Grand Jury. The District Attorney Inti mated as much to-night when ho said: "It is nut always necessary to present all tho evidence to secure an Indict ment." He was not willing to tell how many persons have been ordered to appear at Plymouth, but udmitted that a "good niHiij" would be called to tell their stories of the Katun family life, nnd also in t elate any conversations which Mrs. Katon or the Admiral may huve had with them. When asked about the constantly re peated rumors that lunacy proceedings may be asked for by the Government, Mr. li.irker refused to discuss that phase of the case, lie pointed out that an Impression had gone abroad that Admiral Katon was killed by white, powdered arsenic administered In pure form. "This Is a mistaken Impression," Mr. Barker remarked. "There may have been some other substanro with It." Continuing, he said, without commit ting himself, that u certain kind of rat poKon might have been administered with the result that a chemical analy sis would merely give white arsenic In powdeivd form us the cause of death. The District Attorney remarked that the rat poison he meant consisted of from 75 to SO por cent, nrsenlc and the remainder powdered charcoal. If administered in a solution the charcoal might perhaps disappear befoie an an alysis was mado. lie was asked if the officers who have been searching the Katon premises for poison had found any or the receptacle It might have been in. He delllued to reply. He did say tnat be had not learned whero poison which killed the Admiral had been procured. "It would be very easy to cover up the purchase of rat poison of the kind 1 havo mentioned," ho added. Mrs, Kuton did not attend the Kaster services In thu Plymouth .tall. She passed tho day leading and writing and taking exercise. She Is awaiting tho outcome of tho (Sruud Jury proceedings without evident alarm Former Slate Senator William A. Morse has been retained to defojid Mrs. Katon. He was senior counsel for Cinrence V. T. Hlcheson. PIRATES OFF CITY ISLAND. ( rntl r.iollen tlneu Interest line to lllotv I i for Moilca, All City Island turned out yesterday to Inspect a low, rakish craft flying from her high stern the pirate Hag of skull and crossbones, that was ut anchor off tho foot of Kordham streot. Tho City island folk nro peaco loving, mostly guvoti to tlshtug or to holding lucrutlvo city Jobs, and sd the presence of tho pirate cmft was of great Interest to young and old. The vessel was of strange construc tion, low amidships and with high stern. It seemed to bo fashioned niter thu ahlpa that carried Henry Hudson across tho Atlantic. Aa the vessel lay in near tho shoro tho City Islanders wero further Impressed by the nppearanco of tho crew, armed with cutlusseu and dressed like Moors or stage plratca. "By damn' There's Toot Hpregge, Hello, Toot! w'at ye doln' there?" shouted it City Islander on tho dock to ono of tho piratical sallotH on the ves sel. "Hello, Hill. Wont a Job na a pirate? Tho crow's short," c.nun back tho sailor. Little by llttlo the population learned tho truth, it was not n real pirate nt all that flew tho pirate flag, In fact half the crow wero iiouccablo llshernion of City Island In clothes of tho sixteenth century, falso boards und atago paint Tho rest of tho crow wero members of a moving plcturo company that had met with a disappointment. A thriller wns to tako placo on Satur day. Thu plrato was to attack an Kngllsh ship off Morocco, and after a lot of lighting and other exciting things tho plrato was to bo blown up and burned to thu wntcr'H edge. Tho hero ine und her child wero to bo rescued on u raft. Hut rehearsals took too long and tho blowing up of tho Hhlp nnd thn res cuing of tho beautiful herolno and her handsome child wero put over until Bomu tlnio this week. AUTO SPILLS 11; THREE HUET. Mm. II. S. JloTrn' .Servant In Acci dent on War Jprom Ctuirrh, An nutnnioblln In which Alexander Slnne, a chauffeur for Mrs. H. S. Itowen. wns driving ton servants from church In Ureenwich, Conn., to Mrs. llo wen's home, Dulton Karms, yeaterday over turned ou a curve on ltound Hill road, Tho riders wero thrown over a stono wall except two maids who wero caught under tho car. One had an arm broken, fllnne and two of the maids wero tk toOhe.arMnwlcX-JiUtuvilal JlSffEUa Mm WILSON WON'T URGE M'GOMBS TO ACCEPT; Tender of Post of Anilinssiidtu to Kroner Will Not He llenewert. OI'FKR TWICE UKITSKD President (Jives Out 1'ormal Statement Exjilnliihitf Tim t tlie Incident Is Closed. Washington, March 23. A statement made public at tho While House to night makes It plain that President Wilson will not ngaln urge William '. McCombs, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, to accept the office of Ambassador to b'rance. This nfftilr is a closed Incident so far as the I'lesldont Is concerned. Mr. McCombs declined the Ambassa dorship the second time on Friday night nnd after n conference, with Mr. WINon guvo out a statement announcing his decision. He stuted that he felt com pelled to devote himself to Ills personal affairs and that, ut the same time, he would lend any assistance In his power that might contribute to the success of the Democratic Administration. The acceptance of the post, he said, would entail sacrifices greater than ho be lieved ho would be justified in making. Mr. McCombs's declination In tho fltst Instance had been convoyed to the Presi dent more than u week before, but bo had been asked to reconsider and out of deference to the President's: wishes had consented to postpone his llnal decision. In view of the President's strong de sire reiterated to Mr. McCombs that tho appointment bo accepted, It was thought possible that eventually ho might tecon slder his second declination. Mr. McCombs Is known to have bud a hard time making up his mind to present a second refusal to the President. This .uncertainty wns dellnltoly dis pelled by the statement which the President made to-day. The statement was received with Mirpriso In some quarters, Mr. Wilson issued a statement In the tlrst week nf his Administration, solely for the pur pose of paying a tribute to Mr. Mc Combs, and to discount reports that might have been circulated regarding possible friction lietween himself and the national chairman. It was sug gested here as possible that the Presl-4! dent would not have felt called on to Issue a second statement purely to ex press his regret at Mr. McCombs's sec ond declination nnd that the purpose of to-day's statement might be to formally Inform the national chairman that Im mod hesitate over the Ambassadorship no longer out of regard 'for the Presi dent's wishes, as wtll as to servo per emptory notice that the President re gards the tender of the post as a closed Incident. This was the President's comment upon Mr. McCombs's refusal to accept the French embassy "I am very sorry liuleed that Mr Mc Combs cannot .ueept the spiHilnlment to France. I was particularly anxious that he should My admiration for Ills abili ties, my knowledge of his lngulnr ca pacity for gratpiug complex situations. my confidence In his tact nnd resource fulness" as well as mv affection for hlni and the Intimate relations that of rourfca exist between us combine to niakti my dis appointment very grout indeed. Hut 1 of couro appreeluto the force of thu reasons he gives, llo would have accepted at an un reasonable sacrifice and I could not further press the offer upon him. "It 1 a great pity th.it the country has to ask such sacrttlret of thoso who are in vited to servo It abroad ,i oervlco which eery jear becomes more exacting and more lmpurt.mt. Tho sacrifice of time, of means and of opportunity at home fs Very surlou for any hot men of largo moans and leisure, and the diplomatic ser vice Is unnecessarily hampered." This second part of the statement carries tho first ofllci.il announcement of the President's Impatience at the ac cepted belief that only men of wealth can afford to accept Important diplo matic appointments. It has been known for tome time that Mr. Wilson did not like to feel that his list ot available men to do tin- Important work of the American foreign service was limited to men of large means. President Tnft felt tho same Impa tience over the limitation when he startJd out to select his diplomatic corps. President Wilson's policy thus far has been to pick his men without regard to their wealth. It is believed he will adhere to this policy and thnt if he becomes convinced that the 1'nlted Stales diplomatic servlco Is seriously hampered by llu sucrlllcos conditional upon entrnnce Jnto the eervlce by men In modorato circumstances he will find some method for dealing with tho situ ation other than by abrogating this policy nnd accepting the necessity for wealth as n prcrertulstte of availability. Time and again It has been pointed out that tho romendy lies In tho adop tion by this Government of a more gen eroUH policy of dealing with Its diplo mats. It has been argued that tho United Stn.te.s should moro liberally compensato Its Ministers ubroad. Orcnt Itrltain furnishes residences fo- Its dip lomats nnd pays them salaries in keep ing with their positions. Mr. Wilson's Idens ou tho legislative functions of tho Presidency nro known to bo far reaching and beyond those of other Vrosldents slnco thn early days of tho republic. No surprlsn would re suit hern If ho should announce a reso lution to urge Congress to revise the pay list of diplomats and consular of ficers, i FIRE ON MRS. BELMONT'S FARM. Shralitiery lllmr Imperils lliiltd InKS un llrniiKholl llslnle, Kolks In Hempstead wore much dis turbed last night by a prairie lire which singed half a dozen acres or so of stubble, dead grass, hhrubbery und trees on Mrs. Oliver 11. P. Helniont'n Hrook holt estate, where two yearn ago a lot of suffragettes tiled to bo farmer. Hugo WnchiUiiuth, hat tender at tho Mnadow 1 trunk Inn In Kulton street, noticed a smudge in the shrubbery be hind the fonc of the estate and tele phoned to tleorgo Kusboll, tho superin tendent, Itusscll nnd six men from tho Inn tackled thu blazing grass with thnvela mid rakes, but u htllf northeast wind lifted the emliorn und started now llrcs. The blaze worked faster than tho men did for a while and llnoatened Mrs, lielmont'M (.fables beloro Ibey managed to put out tho last spark t No buildings cuught lire, Several par ties of autolsts watched the pralrlo blazo and the coughing Are brigade. WHITMAN GETS NEW CONFESSION Coiiff Hir(f from ' rsjf ityc. guilty If the prosecutor would guarantee a suspended sentence, Aguln Mr. Whitman refused because sentenco Is a matler for tho court. Mr. Whitman also declined to ogree to ask for a suspension of sentence until the plea of guilty had been entered and he knew what help .Newell could give the State. It is understood that Newell admitted to Mr. Whitman that he had received H.200 from u member of a firm of law 5er.s whom be understood to be acting on behulf of Policeman Fox; that ho passed 5700 of this on to Slpp, his own client, keeping ffSOO for counsel fees; that ho knew what the money was for, and that on tho night of Decembet "9, the night before the money was passed to hlni, he met the then Police Inspector James K. Hussey In Sllsbee's restaurant. In Hrooklyn, and liud dinner with the former inspector and present captain. At Ibis point of his story, It is under stood, Newell balked nt tolling what Mr. Whitman suspected bo could tell. Newell, admitting his meeting with Hussey, was unwilling to implicate the fotnier Inspector or any other police otllclal. Tho District Attorney has known for somo time of the meeting between Hussey and Newell and has 1k lleved thnt the arrangements for the transaction were made nt Ibis meeting. Them already had been two meetings between Fox and another of tho Harlem Inspectors, said by Fox to have been ex-Inspector James I'. Thompson, ut which, Fox says, tho arrangements were Hindu with him. Whitman Take Firm Stand. District Attorney Whitman had little to say about the conferenco yesterday, but that little was to the point. If Newell maintains his present attitude, the prosecutor says, the felony Indict ment against him will h brought to trial on Thursday morning. Mr. Whit man und the members nf his staff ure confident of u conviction. Having no doubt on this score, Mr. Whitman has taken the position that he will dictate the terms upon which Newell may come over to the side of the State anil that he will accept nothing but tho complete Hiirrendrr which he demanded yesterday. At tho conclusion of Hip conference matters were wtlll In the air, and Newell and his counsel will call on Whitman again to-day. Acquaintances of Newell predict that eventually ho will come around to the District Attorney's: terms. Tho District Attorneys Interest In Newell lies In tho fact that ho thinks Newell can assure tho Indictment and probable conviction of ex-Inspector Hus sey on a charge of bribing a witness, which Is one of the thirteen Indictments now stimdlng against ex-Inspector Sweeney. Another matter In which the District Attorney believes Newell can be of as sistance Is In rounding up and knitting together the whole story of the Police Department's activity In tho Slpp matter. It Is understood that Newell Is ready now to implicate the lawyer who passed the money to him, but Mr. Whitman Is nut satisfied with that. I.tkelr to lie IlUlmrreil. While the District Attorney's office has admitted Its interest In Newell, It was pointed out by members of tho staff yesterday that tho pollco officials whom It Is desired to reach with Newell's help hnvo leen accused al ready before the (Irand Jury of receiv ing graft, so thnt Newell Is not so necessary to the Stale as to warrant taking him on his own terms. In nnv case It Is expected that the felony indictment will rause Newell'a disbarment, no matter what disposition finally Is made of his case. Another man who has a short time In which to make up his mind what to do Is Policeman John J. HuttUan, formerly of Sweeney's staff, convicted of perjury. Hartigau has to-day only In which to admit that he took an en velope from Inspector Sweeney to Cnpt. Walsh on December 30. He will bo sentenced to-morrow by Justice Sen but y. WALDO HECTORING GAMBLERS. Squads In Vnrloua Section Visit House I'.vrry 1.' Minutes. Police Commissioner Waldo has n new scheme for hectoring gamblers. It replaces the old custom of posting uni formed men in front of suspected houses, widch was In force until about two weeks ago. A Miu.ul of eight policemen, working under Third Deputy Commissioner Now burger, has boon sent Into tho Kast Side, south of Fourteenth streot, with orders to Und out whero gambling Is going on and to visit every llfteen minutes every house on the suspected list. Tho Commissioner believes that no great amount of lawbrenklng can bo dope In tho llfteen minute intervals. In tho Tenderloin another siiuud of ten men Is working nnd still another wpiud Is covering Harlem. As their wurk Is mostly nt night In thoso dls trlotH they uro ublo to help out tho south of Fourteenth ncoutn In tho nfter noou. Summonses fox all tho gambling house proprietors uro being sent out ns fast as tho ppeclal KquudH find the men. Several proprietors will appear boforo Mr. Newburger at lleiuliiuartera to day and will bu told that they must quit tho business whllo the quitting Is good. NEEDLE PRICK MAY COST LIFE. SnrKron Violently III Sunn After Operation Arelilent. f)r A T. Hrlstow of 234 Clinton street may lose his llfo as tho rosult of a needle prick got on .March 12 while operating on a woman at tun i.ong isiauu i oucgo Hos pital, Hrooklyn. The patient was suffering from blood poisoning- Or. llii.itow, who Is professor of clinical surgery at thu college and an attending surgeon of tho hospital, was violently IU two hours after the slight accident lir. Hrlstm Is n griuluatn ot Yale, class of '73, and the College of Physicians nnd Hurgcons of Columbia University DR. HAMILTON MENDING. Alienist Mill WtaU After Operation In I'reabs terliin lluaiiltnl, lir Allan Mii.anii Hamilton, nu alienist, who hna been in- tho Vrcshyterlan Hospital since March 4, where an trx1omhi.il operation was performed, Is gle itly Improved ,Mr 11 umlluii. who has been oocupy. ins a loom at tho hospital near him, said lodt night that whllo Pr. Hamilton was Mill woak ho was mending slowly from flay to day and that hn expected to b auio to icarc-inc nospuai wnnvn armontn. SIMPL SPELERS NOW MANOL MORE ENGLISH Vmik C nnd H Apart So Tim "Scool'f Spels School and "Corns" Menes Chorus. K ALSO TOWN FHOM C Tli ns Knapsack Ts "Xnpsno" Itool "3" Imnlshes Silent Ej "Hnd" Menes Two Things. Cum link' rum ball I" he cried In neef. 'Alirois this stortnr water And I'll forgif jrure Ilrlnnil rheef M, ilmiter, O mjr dsnterl" As he sat moodily drinking whisky au od fish with cameleon colored cufs trolled this ditty in an uptown hotel yesterday afternoon. Ho had Just eaten a haddoc and a eg, und It may be these that made thn song ling out so liniy thru the gloom. Hut ns Wih narled servitor, hauty to all save those who kno him well, came In with his cockny accent and his reu matlsm he ilartnl a ijwlk Ink at the singer for fear ho had forgotten to leave tho "o" out of tho whisky and thnt the troller might bo Htued. Hut no, everything seemed to be ul rile. Hy the clilmny sat the prominent atturny In his ruf lltisy woolsy suit, looking quite tuf and colling db- trautly overy now and then. Ho did not even dcln to luk up as the serv itor entered, but kept mutterln glumly to himself: "Drop the final silent after a single consonant preceded by a short vowel strest, or by any atreit vowel whose sound Is not conveniently asso ciated with tho llent final c, rule 3." I He lookt about him as he muttered" on In a blllus sort of way, and his eye fell upon tho od nsh. Tho at-1 turny started, asltt for his btl and j tlptowed acrost tho room. As he leaned over tho od fish rolled a riggly eye at htm and said: "Do it no that tho cognate words In Icelandic and German bav lost the original w?" HIz voice rose to a bello an he askt this orful question. Tho atturny Jumpt up shooting his cufs and dunst xsltedly about the room. "I ain't seen It onest," he sed, sed lie. "Trti as I stand hcer." "Wei then. If u don't no hat, what of the h in rinoceros?" "The li Is ellunt as in rubarb and ro dodendron," answered tho atturny, laf flng hldeus, llko a Jelus political bos. At this moment a be! rang; nnd the two went out, where It was already threatening to sno and whore a poor Btreet pus who had eaten a fyslc nelt on a hard plllo of stone, nawing a rornn pig's nuckle. The above Interesting; information was garnered yesterday by Tjib Bmt'B lmpltlled reporter who, with a ropy of the fourth list of simplified spellings recommended by the Simplified Spell ing Hoard In his pocket, went out to got what noos mito bo lying around. He bad the comfortable) feeling that tho spelling of his llttlo article has the approval of the advisory council of the Simplified Spelling Hoard. Thero are thirty rules In tho new recommenda tions of the board, vome of which la volvo changes more noticeable than any of those it has hitherto put forth, as the board itself admits. The clr- cular says: "The First I.lit (the Three Hundred Words) publlsht In 1906, was not n list of newly simplified forms, but a solectlon of simpler forms nlredy In good use namely. In three hundred out of moro than three thousand words nt thnt time com monly speld In two or more ways. It was, In the greater part, a selection of the spellings preferd nnd used by the three principal American dictionaries and nlredy In majority use thntout tho United States." This was tho very first of tho simpli fied spelling that won so instant and hearty npprovnl among school children throughout the lnnd. Then In 1908 came tho second list, which, ns tho board says, "contnlnd a considerable number of simplified spell ings that might bo cald Innovations." Finding how popular simplified spell ing had become, a moro extenstvo list was mado and tlo threo wero put to gether In ono "alfabetlc list and pub llsht Mnrch . 1009 " Tho circular says that theso lists havo been used by many business firms nnd corporations in thnlr correspon dence. Hven tho limited acqunintnnco off a newspaper man whii corrcsponuenco of many business firms testifies to tho correctness of the board's statement, which was Just ns oorrect long be fore 1906. And now for our delectation comes the fourth list. Ono Is warned nt thoi outset not to bo too much "influonst by tho od appearance of the word, Any chango might look od at first." One should consider rather, urges the boar, whether the chango la fbr tho uplift of humnnlUr In general. Hememberlng this, then, unored by ennythlng od, approach with triumfant feet tho llrst rool, In which the d Is silent. The first rule takes two of our old consonant friends, c and h, nnd croolly tears them apart. Thus c nnd h, that for so many years huvo been turning up regularly sldo by sldo In such words as chameleon, chaos, character, chasm, r.iiX2i' Booklet! fltwd with frlellonlMl U1 toll.ri Ma 1b vom, tilt Library rwMftp-booM.1 Mnavi. t. SI Card Flllna" Svstems and OiUci 316 Brjnby. New York in 'ttSMinwy, , EitMHhti ipsa There's something about Cars&trs Rye that always Touches lUhe Spot. Tha tltnd (of putt tytt, Is the tectet, Ttit tfumbittd Label tfiimi oar bottling. Why Travel Afar for Health, Recreation or a Home When the beautiful diversified renin try of "WntchtMer County Is st ynnt' door? !!oreU one of the rnont tiulthful t. tlon In the State, with plcturrsque Mils nnd VAllry. (trrnms nod l&Vrs and un equalled water fronts un the lluclvjn aiid on 'the Sound. The community life la Wentrhntrr County Is unsurpansed anywhere. Its educational InalltutUma absolutely un to-date. anil Ita transit arllltlps u jriratest In any t ectlon adlace nt lo lirratcr Stw Vurk. We Want You to See TheWestchester CountyExhibit In the Travel Show, Grand Central Palace, March 20 to 29 inclusive. Under the auiplcn of the Westchester Chamber of Commerce Permanent Information Bureau, 7 East 42d St., New York KEO.US.rAT.orFlCtC CELEBRATED HATS Fully'in'keepingvith'their established reputation for quality, styleand character NEW YORK Chicago Philadelphia Agencies in All Principal Cities chorus, echo nnd tho like, are divorced at one fel swupo by rulo 1. "Drop tho h," says rulo 1 bruskly and it Is dono with this result: Came leon, caos, corns, casm, clorlnc, crome colear, cord, corns, cromatlc, cronlc cronlcle, cronology, nrcalc. arc angel, cone, dlstlc, eco, epoc, oscatology. mecanic, melancoly, monarc. mono crome, monastic, saccarln, scolar, i-co-lastic, scollum, scool, stomac. strlcnln asaW 'gCSra IcarstairjI m syncronous, tecnlc, tecnology, trocalc . X-r ' Stop, pcolnrl Drop a tear o'er the thought of oaractcrleiss cameloons coruslng on cones In casms and h.istcn on to rulo 1". In rulo 2 the iinfortunab c loses another old playmate. This time k Is wrenched front c's bosom b an unfeeling board. Ok Is pronounced i ufter an unstrcet vowel in words of two or moro syllables. Thus obediently dropping k flat, one liat' Hnvrrsae, napsac, haddoc. hamntnr hemloc, hllloc, nlcnac, rnnsac, wciiloc ilcrrlc. shamroc. &c. Jtule 3 puts un end to tho final Mlro' e, nfter a ulnglo consonnnt preceded by short vowel, no that one comes upon bad for bade tbut what ohull one d" for bad, meaning naughty?) bav, sir. Ilv. forgiv, nilsgiv, &c. And running through the rest of th rules ono comes upon hart (the organ, not tho panting thtng), alu for slew, donky, gTuf. lafter, abutter, nash, nife. ful, advnnst, experlonst, do (for doe), Jumy, credulus, besto ffor bestow), Illosofy, forst, rapsody, Ron, homorage (you've probably speld It tn.it way for years anyway), fuUsum, has (for bass), bin (for blue), ren (for that poor llttul burd), bun (for buzz) nnd baa back again, HUh tlmo batting for bai, not a fish. With these xamples wun Is forjt to seepe A Counter in unit form. Library Bureau has applied the unit idea to map-book cases, making them counter high, sectional, movable. Think I You can buy one section and add to it as your business grows. They match so cleverly, you can hardly tell where one ends and the other begins. Easily handled. Anyone can put them together, separate and rc-arrangthern. t' ff.lK- Burii ), OS s h Equipment ''I