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THE SUN, THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 1914.
5 DUES ONLY PRETEXT TO GET MURPHY OUT Frrxldcnt O'Dwycr of National 2enioorntIc Club Says 'Chief Was Detriment. Cl'LIT IN ORGANIZATION Clittirman of Honso Committee (Jiilts Tammany Leader Doesn't. Mind. IMnurd F. O'Dwyer. president of the National Democratic Club"snld flatty last nlnhi th.it non-payment of dues had been chaired against Churlca F. Murphy, Thomas V. l'oley ami the other Tammany men who were thrown overboard on Tues-.In)- night, merely for tha sake of a pro text. We wanted to set rid of Mr. Murphy and the others," said Judge O'Dwyer, "be c.iu!" they uro generally objectionable nml discredited, and detrimental to the inrty They were not retired because they bad not paid their dues, for the dues were offered hut night and refused. "Tl.i fact that they had not paid was only an excuse. Tho pnity cannot win with Mr. Murnhy and wo did not want him In the club." The otner side, of the argument was plcnd up by dipt. John 1. I.eo, chairman of the house committee at the Democratic C'Jb arnl a member there for twenty-five jtirs. He had helped to elect O'Dwyer rre'deiit of the club and stuck by him up tt. lint .iuIs.-vIh In the wtir on Mttrnhv. lie resinned as chairman of -the house committee, saying he couldn t get along my more with a man who resorted to the ejpeillent used by Judge O'Dwyer In oust lr Murphy. "There can bo no Justification for the belief," said Capt. Leo In his Utter to O'Dwyer, "that the resolution could be of any Interest to the club, ns the men re ferred to in the resolution were already out of It and the resolution savored of Mndlctlveness and personal feeling, and the votes of men like Clark. Farrelly, Konta and others of their class sustained tnat belief. "The entire proposition was 111 advised, and any man who Is honestly your friend irill tell you so." Judge O'Dwyer asked Capt. Leo to re consider, but he said he wouldn t. Tsmmany men who aro still In the ' club pointed to the action of Capt. Leo eratlng openly In violation of law. The ta a sign of what Is going to happen, charges are being prepared by the CJm Murphy men will get out. and the club mlssloner himself and will be lodged cannot run without them, so they said. against the deposed inspector In a few Thomas V. Smith, n governor of tho days, club, and secretary of Tammany Hali, Commissioner McKay wants his action Slid It was running behind about 11,000 of Wednesday light to go forth as a t month. A member of the house com- narntnf to all the Inspectors. He said mlttee from the o:her faction corrected bis policy In respect to officers who fail the statcmirit, say.ng the deficit Is about f TSO a month. He added that the equity in the ilubs prupvlty Is worth enough It keep it going for yenis to come. Unlike many clubs, the National Demo tratlc Club owns Its own house, property on Fifth avenue worth about I750.O0P. , A mortgage of 3125,000 stands ngulnst I !L Thus, each one of the 725 members i has an Interest In the property of abou. 11(0. Tom Foley and George Washington Plur.kltt weu angry because they had bn dropped, but Charles F. Murphy j wi wr.ippri in nis usuui serenity wncn it a-ic.ired at Tammany Hall. He said h ri'iMsed h,- could add two acres every )cir to hU Uood Oround estate with the thit he saves In club dues. He assured report, rs that the club's se'.lon would not interefer with his work Of uplifting the Democratic party." As to i fusgejtlon that he might start a i rival club of his own he said. "Got one ilrht here." For many years, said Mr. Murphy, he hid promptly paid his dues when he re ceived notice of them. This year ha got so notice. . THIEVES STEAL MILES OF WIRE. tie Aatn In Carrying ot Plandrr . Torn Dorr n In Storra. Patoisos, N. J., March 11, Officials i ef the New York Telephone Company, Postal Telegraph Company and Western Union Telegraph Company reported to ly the theft of several miles of wire In tat upper end of Passaic and Hergen counties, and offered to pay liberal re ward for arrests. Persons living In the sections where the wire was stolen said that It had been cured off by three men In an automobile. The blizzard ten days ago completely tied up the telephone und telegraph lines In the country section. So extensive was the destruction that repairmen haven't yet completed their work. Because of the irtst aamage tnese men were instructed to cut the lines and replace them with r.tw wires, without attempting to collect tie old wires. Policeman Hogan found a horse and wixon ubundoned to-day in Little Fulls turnpike near the Lackawanna railroad Mia over the Poasalc Klver. In tlm T.jon was SOO pounds of telephone wlro. WOMAN PAID $85,000 FOR BOOKS. tight Men lis on Trial Nrxtl Week for "De Lsie" Swindles. Boston, March 11, The eight de fendants In the Bo-c3lled "de luxe" book ( Indies, who come to trial here next week, w. UJ.OO.i from Mrs. Mury I Rogers of Heacon street, accord. ng to rpeoltlcatlona ITered to-day by the Government. The defendants aro Samuel Itlsendeld ef C'l.lonro, also known us Lewis Grill ; G!n f Farmer of New York, J. T. Clarke iIIas Jumes Powers ; John II. Williams, Jr., Herbert S. Virtue, olio named Gould r.d to others knowt) as John Doe and Rlfhard Hoe, Illmivld is said to havo told Mrs. Roiffrs that ho had been commissioned by Chle-igo mnu to put In a 1260.000 Ibrury, the money to be paid Into In 1912, r.il on the strength of this representa tion, tlaj Government sayn. Mis, Hogers wle payments for volumes which wero t be tesold to tho Chicago man at a large Ifoflt. RAILROAD WILL BURY WIRES. rnnt) It nitlu Line o Spend n Mlll tnn to Prevent Bllssard lllocliadra. Hiiii.tpKi.rinA, March 11. The Penn- )ivnu itallroad Company will spend "'re t.mn fjl.OOO.OOu to prevent u rcpe WWn or such a blockade of traffic as re. ltfd tmm the recent blizzard. This will w sctomplli-hrd by putting underground the company's entire telegraph, telephone, 'nal and train despatching wire system tween this city and New York. The directum decided unon this step. Wh : bo an Innovation In railroad ftCnuruciion here or abroad, at their meet Ir.K to-ilav The board authorized the lm isedlate eoimncncement of tho work on tto twenty-flve mile stretch between Tren Jin and ltahway nnd appropriated $S00, ''JO for this purpose. RAILROAD ORDERS SO ENGINES." sldivh,. irt $1,)0,)I)( Contract Prune llllnola Central, l'ltltAin-.t.i-iiiA, March 11, The Dald ii Iieomotlvo Works announced to 'liiiit the receipt of a $1, 000,1)00 order "vm tho llllnolB Central Itallroad for "'J"' lotDinotlvis of the Mlkudo typo. "I" c -dcr Is the largest received In "Utr. und Is the first really heavy gait "de by the Baldwins lines the period d hesitation In equipment buying; et itst HprlDf, MltN-WlNG MOkTGAUU DOBS itcwt money to renew rtw mortjtje erery tkree fun? Mateywewtlie-ITitwlMit might hapten to f H the reaewal Berle4 ouae 4rini a panic and ye eamltf net re new ymu martiaie at all? WoaM yon tote year heme 7 We nuke mortfoje laant af lie,) r leea to horn wa en ta Oreater Mew Yarn far It yean aa yan can pay them oft a Uttle at a time. They are nutty near "panic TiTlE GUARANTEE AND TRUST C9 Capital . . . . 10,000.000 (mmemt) 1 1,000,000 IK. I. 1 lb 6ILLBN MUST FACE TRIAL AFTER RAIDS MpKfflV's Apt. on Wnrnlnir in Tn 1 .. spec tors of Responsi bility for Evils. BTAaJU UAVKIUU III MAYUH Honnrr Tlior pnD,,,n T, ri. Jltiion IHBl COHtipnn IS Ulttll- ering Evidence in Other Parts of City. The fate of a police Inspector who falls to suppress disorderly hotels was made piain esterjlay when Comm ssloner Mc- announcea mat cnargts of neglect of duty and failure to enforce laws rcla- tlve to such resorts would be served on inspector James II. allien, who was sus iKflJed Wednesday night after disclosures that Qlvea in the old T. n.i.rini,. " proceea against disorderly hotel keep- eis wjuld not be to transfer n, l.Mlin. them, but to put them on trial. Mayor MltcUel said he was not aware of tho doings In the lower Tenderloin wennesoay night, where Mr. McKay sud de,nl' appeared behind the desk In the West Thirtieth street station and wrote lno eniry in tne blotter deposing: In- spector Ulllen rrom his command and ordering: him to report at Headquarters yesterday morning. CJIIIen waa the most surprised policeman In the department when he heard the Commissioner's order, Dlda't Kactnr Moras Waa Cassia. He had no Inkllnsr when h. uri tnr his home In Brooklyn early In the ew iiiiib uni L,ieui. nan uostlgan and a trained staff of young "lookle" sleuths were DreDarln to ruM fnne ut!..H ' orderlv hotels nn.1 raf. The Commissioner had read the am-' davits on which John Doe warrants were issued by Chief Maglstrute McAdoo. They told of ilacrnnt dulnim in tl. t-.ni.i. r,.t tho renting and rerentlng of the same ptinm, u n.B .. . i u . i . , . . rooms as many na six limes In one night, In rr,m Kl.aI .Ii-j. V,,.H ........ . ... ,. .aft iwuocru iftuius Costlgan's evidence showe.1 thnt on a recent night 3u0 wus rollected. Five men were arrested In the raids and In ench case a uniformed policeman was leu in cnarge or tne notel. i The hotels were tho Atlan at 169 West , Thirty - fourth street, tho Medallion at 384 Sixth avenue, tho Madison Squure at I Sixth avenue nnd Twenty-fourth street, the Mumm at 680 Sixth avenue nnd Tekul-1 r.V ol"" """"" '"""""iwn muTTr or ivrnv ... ..a unn Ul.it. ..... . . Koster & Iltals. The prlsoneia waiters. were all clerks and . Mayor Approves Action. Commissioner McKay called on Mayor Mitchel yesterday and fold -him of the wide open conditions In the old Tender- loin disclosed by Costlgan's men. Tho I Mayor said later: i "I knew that the Commissioner was' maklnr an Investigation, but I did noti know what It was. That's his business. 'States Attorney John W Preston Is ap If he found that there was dereliction of purently of thu opinion that the Gaiety dutv It was uo to him to take uctlon. ' Theatre management has failed absolutely Ha does not have to confer or consult with me. "I expect to have a report on the mat ter In a day or two. 1 am In no des ptrate hurry, however, for It seems m that he has acted. Judicial!'." Commissioner McKay told reporters nt The whole charge hinges on the fact Headquarters yesterday that he had acted whothir Dulton secured a divorce from his upon the evidence gathered by Lieut. Cob- first wife. The theatre management de tlgan. He would not say that charges 1 dares he did not, but Prrton says that of graft may rcsuH from an Investigation 1 even If this be true tho charge against of disorderly hotel conditions (luring till- i Dutton should be btiamy and not white en' command at tho old Tenderloin, but he . slavery. Intimated thut It wus possible. Neither would say that other districts wero un der scrutiny, but rumor has It that Cos tlgan's men b.ivii been active In the new Tenderloin and In Harlem and The Uronx. MAYOR FIRM ON COL. Q0ETHALS. Won't Permit Chantcra In Poller Illlls tu Prevent Ilia Coatlaa. "I urn willing to r-ompr'" 1 with the Iveiislature on any reasonable basis," was the wuy Mayor Mitchel explained his utll tilde on tho fiollce bills yesterday. Mr. Mitchel lidded that the one thing he would not allow was a change In the proposed law which ould prevent the coming of Col Oim thu'H us Police Commissioner. The specific suggestion which called out Mr. Mltehel'H remarks was to the effect Ihut the Hoard of Kstlmate should have the power to appoint the whole board of review and that the board bo made up of livef.tembei Instead of three. "I cannot seo that those changes have any definite bearing on the principle which e want to establish," tald Mr. Mitchel. . . . it. Mr. Mitchel has no engagement to talk with Col Ooethals upon his return to New York. Ho Is due here to-day. TWO GUILTY OF VOTING FRAUDS. Jnrr Acqnlla Other Prim arr '- clala of Hoboken. a struck lurv before which the elec tion board of the Seventh district. FlftH miftrd iinhoken. waa tried In County Judge Tcnnunt'H court, Jersey City, for making n false return of vote cast at the Hepuhllcan primary last September brought In a verdict last night convlctln Jereinlnh J. Ilyan and Patrick II. Conner llepubllcans, and acaulttlng Joseph P. ir..iu. mid John M. Hopkins. Democrats. The evidence showed that the board tal lied f, vote for George W. Decker, the lllpkilrisnn- Republican candidate for State committeeman, and the recount gave him 1, John rtotherham. the regular Republl. ran candidate, got 46 on tha face of .ha r.turni and only 29 on the recount. Tit signatures of the sIsctloB oflkwn on the official return were an upaiue daWfr BARNES SEES PLOT IN CHARTERGONYENTION New Constitution Won't Come Before, People in Presi dential Cuinpuigii. BLAMES . THE DEMOCRATS Says Calling of Election on April 7 Is Plnn to Dodge Issue in 1016. Three weeks from next Tuesday, on April 7, the voters of this State will decide whether A convention shall meet a year hence to revise the State Con stitution. William Barnes, Republican .State chair man, said yesterday that the election will cost the State IC00.O0O. "And for what purpose?' Mr. Barnes asked. "The object Is to prevent u sub mission of the now Constitution, If u convention Is held, to the electorate In the Presidential cutnpulim of But Mr, Barnes did not blow cold on the proposal to hold the State consti tutional convention altogether, lie snld that the Republicans had out n idank i ln, the B,llte l',R,f0""m ' the Saratoga ,ioiirn.ion 01 ijn Knowing mat tne cnier differences between the Progressives and , the llepubllcans were constitutional. In 1 the hope that the two partle- could Iron out their antagonisms In u constitutional convention. , Mr. Karnes spoke of the attempt u year ago oi mo Democratic cratlc Legislature to "7ft.,0S.M,..convrn!lM'' cd by William Sulxer. led to get a bill through pass a law provldl which wus thwarted The llepubllcans tried i'"""" ior suDmission or tne question to the voters last fall, but were defeated, oov. Olynn Induced the Legislature last December to provide for a special elec- tlon this spring and the bill became a I ,aw This law, aaid Mr, Harnes. "Is confus- Ing In Its terms. It provides, if the voters declare for a convention, that delegates shall be elected to It In th fall of 1914, niiMn i r ri mi in, miiita itr i n i s oi.i , from each Senate district; the names of ucn cinowalcs to be printed upon a bal- lo' separate from the names of cundl- dn,p" for othr ortlc- Provides that one mark may be sufficient to vote for the fifteen delegates at lurge as a group, but, apparently, mat lire voter must maKe nis cioss tnurK ror tne ticlegutes rrom the Sen- ate dlstrjcts for each candidate separately. dlstrjcts for each candidate separately. If the convention Is called now It will meet In the spring of 1916 and present Its deliberations to the voters In the fall of that year. If the Legislature had provided for the submission of this question to the voters In the fall of 1914 delegates would have been electe-d In 1915. The convention would have assembled In the spring of 1916 and the new Constitution would have been voted upon at the Presidential elec tion. "To avoid this contingency Gov. Glynn Justifies himself In advocating the expendi ture of half a million dollais needlessly. "Since the conventions were held In 1912 the two principal amendments to the State Constitution, the workmen's com pensation amendment and the equal suf frage amendment, have been provided for. Why, therefore, ahould a convention now be called 7" William IL Hotchklsa took another point of view. "The Progressive party," h said, "Is for the revision of the Constitution at the It ', ' ... ' , ,lZl, ' T .' i ,". ,T i . V'Ti. rVT. . rrX.1 J I i.n.i-ft.... .. ft,.n.c. ..... Ity representation, however, lmosslble. Notwithstanding this, leading membe; ,h' p"r,y b"v Progressives should rs of 1 vote ior me conenuon. "If the convention should produce reactionary Constitution i the ine-nbers of . the Pmirrei'slve mirtv will eertalnlv nTinom I the Progressive party will certainly oppose Its udoutlon whell It Is nrcselltcd to tho , people.' Voters who have not changed their places of residence sine last election may vote without registering again. If they nave movcu iney ru nuoie iu me uuui regulations ns to registration. Hoards of election Inspectors will meet In the elec. tlon districts throughout the State on Marrh S to revise the rolls. IN DRESSLER CASE IT C (H.i. rPliinbu Pln.i.n-4. U. . AttOmt'J J II1I1K8 Ullirfre Ajrninst Actress's IIus bniHl Will Fail. San Fkancisco, March 11. United to tlx white slave charges on Junus H. Dalton maintains he was divorced from his first wife nine years uxo and says Ills brother In Iloston wired him that his first wife had not denied having been dlvoiced from hi in. Miss Dressier sufferid a nervous break down after her visit to thu United Stales Attorney's office. She charges all her tumbles to the Jeulousy of Rosenthal, stunt manager of the Gaiety, whose wife Miss Dressier declared could neither act nor sins. Mrs. Hosenthal after a long, bitter nght, was forced out of the com pany by Miss Dressier, und there has been bad feeling about It ever since. "SUN" MAN GETS CITY PLACE. ft he par d A. Morsaii Scrrrtnry of rinanrw llepartmrnt. Announcement wub made yesterday of the uppolntmcnt of Shepard A. Morgan, u member of Tub Sun'h staff, as secre tary of the Finance Department under Comptroller Pmidcrgast. He will take the place held by O-org U Tlrrell, who will be head of the Hoard of Estimate's new bureau of standards. The place pays 16,000 a year. The trans fer will bo made within two weeks. Shepard Morgun has been on Thk Sun's stuff for five yeurs and a half and for tho last two years has bean writing politics. lie was born In Rochester twenty-nine years ngo, the son of the lato Judge John S. Morgun. He was graduated from Williams College In lPOti and taught political science there for two years before entering the service of rut: Hun. 8TARTS FOURTH DIVORCE SUIT. Broker Has Already Tried Three Times In Fire Years, For tho fourth time in live years Hobert Lee Fisher, a broker, has brought suit for a divorce from Mrs. Florence B, Fisher, formerly the wife of Walter Payne Whitney, from whom she got divorce fourteen years ago. Previous suits brought by Fisher were dismissed on the ground that he con plred with a man named Charles A. Prince to have his wife taken to a hotel so sit would appear that she had beerftgullty of misconduct. Dalton, liusuanu or Murie uressicr, tne ., " , , , , ' ' ," , I , , ,r-"" ' '"'""""" ",u" uoer eon- mi . '- - - - ..uctress. Preston spent several hours In ,'..,' ;, ' " ' .,' ' VV ... , " l uul " 1,10 v,!",ms lro ""'"" " ' , ,'.' . conferences with both sides and ho thin '. " i"""' "ic" " , " ie j one in ina noaru of Kduca- selves, upon ,iuiii-e iiun r i.. . . COniere-nces Willi ' " V" Alu.rn oumtmnv ft-.,- t.i thlls,l.,l,,hla tlm. l.n . ,.,l..lt.l ..... .. .. . .... r...,.., e A. nil. -III. to announced that he could seo no violation . ' , nui.i. ruuu-ui measure , ea.e . m iu me -"' . - ... .... y, .... i... h,. nui.,.n Then the senson will be clcscd by the as H HUrglc.il opernt on unon weak mlnd.vi tic Hurr w.is absolutely dlsqu.illllrd finm VI MIC tUI iwiiiniii.iu J 1 waiiuil. i CONCERT OF NEGRO MUSIC. Musicians, Composers and Sinners All of (he Colored Itace. A concert of negro mustc was given at Carnegla Hall last evening for the ber.ftflt of the Music School Settlement for Colored People. The entertainment consisted wholly of music composed and executed by negroes. This wus what the pro gramme said and ci.cept In one Instance the facts bun- II out. Felix Weir, violin- 1.11. and Leonard Jeter, cellist, pluved. hoiiib of their own harmonizations of nvtfiu 1 melodies and prefaced thxm with an ar-1 rangetnent of Foster's "Old Polka "t ' Home." This was u pretty tribute to the ' man who strove to Idealise the nvgio sunt,' unci contributed to the music of this coun try things which will live always. There was choral singing by the Settle ment School chorus, conducted by Harry T. Burleigh, and by the Afro-American Folksong Slngirs, conducted by Will Marlon Cook. The music sung whs partly "spirituals" arranged by HurlelKh, Coolt and othcis, and partly modern negro part aongs, showing the results of musical culture. Some of these part songs were Interesting and well made. Hut possibly the audience found greater pleasure In listening to the arrangements of the old "spirituals," which even In their arranged state refused to part with their clearly marked character. There wna also the Negro Symphony Orchcstru, which played numbers by Janus Iteese Europe, Coleridge-Taylor. Tyeis, Cook and others'. Europe, Tyers nnd Cook concluded tneir own music. r-erhnps borne of the more sophisticated . listeners got their keenest pleasure from'dav ..... ... t , . j t... . ., .... , , I ' me nun, niiK.iiK tuii.iiuu.ru uj iftt,s.iiiiiiiu ..,,.. it, urmi. that olv.r I -l.il n.l" tn the words of raul nunh.ir. . the negro poet, by Abble Mitchell, and by: Th , popu ar barytone of St. Oeorge's Church sang some of his own arrange-' ments of spirituals and of course had to Harry Burleigh. supply numerous additional numbers. In PiUdlnr that wonderful tonic about Adam's n . luck of a "mammy" to guide him. u sonir which Mr. Burleigh sings with Inlmltiblo nrl- It l an excellent nilng for the pupll of the settlement to contemplate Ihe per- formances of this artist. A thorough musician, a singer of well grounded technic und real temperament, n com- poser of genuine and uncommon talent, Mr. Ilurlclgh Is an ornament to his race, it It be added that In Coleridge- Taylor the negroes had a composer of something like genius and that lloiamond Jnlmmn and Will Marlon Cook make music which will not quickly be crowded off Hroadway by anything produced by .h wv.i,a r'u i r trtrnri vii'.ti ina, evening reflected credit on all concerned In Its arraiiRement ana us ixecutlon. Whether any high development will be th result of musical education among the more ambitious colored iieople cannot of couree be foretold ; but some old fashioned '"V"", ,"" , , ""i ? "" . 0" .?l T n ?.,"Y. :i , . ..... . . SUCH ft l,Cft,llft 11 II u .u,t:j ..c.u wft ftllVir A REAL CARUSO NIGHT. 'Milan Lrsraat" Heard Osre A snip by a Larsre Andleinrr, Pucclnls "Manon Iscaut was sung gain at the Metropolitan Opeia House i last evening. The audience was very large and the usual atmosphere of a Caruso night prevailed. The attention paid the presentation of the work was keen frcm the start ; Indeed It seemed to manifest Itself In very fair proportion to that shown In so lnr;e measure on nights during the present season when the Idol ized tenor has been heard In the onera's somewhat more pretentious and popular French cousin, namely iaSSetlet S Manon ine members in the cast were the same be said that they all unl ed In ail un ?f ' i.imiii In ..iiii. i arfSid l J- the n ei" of l?s insnv dramatic of Its many dramatic usually One degree of unanimity In utlltz ' opportunities the presenting )... ... , ,i- 1,. .-1 1, 1 ... 1 i--i a acting gave aiinln her charming Imp.r- "These tango places should not be kepi ;! eonn Ion of the young and beautiful,'" after 12 o'clock. The nvijorlty ..f heroine. Mr. Caruso's voice was In ex- respectable people don't ku to them after cellent condition, as It usually Is thete jays, and he tani the music of Des j , . 1 . , cirlrux with opulent beautv of tone and ....I. n.ft,. i.i.i. fti. .. 1, i. li.ir. . i.ft- ci.nJiu iiiiiau lift ma .vm ill ih rlrst act was especially noteworthy Bnd t. aroused much enthushnm. There u-cre munv n-.-alU afiir the nr-t. The tlilrel singer of Importance was Mr. Scottl as .cscinit wno carried the role In his authoritative style. Mr. Polacco con- ducted. LIPPEL MAY GET THE CENTURY. ..... Three Parts Next Yesr, Andreas Dlppel, once of the Metropoli tan Opera Company, and mo-e recently manager of the Chlcaso Opera Cotnpitny, . negotiating with the managers of tht- Century Opera House for thu use of th former New Theatre for a part of next benon. Mr. Dlppel' plan. It Is said. Is to split the season at thn Century Opera House. where the Aborns have been glvlnT opera In Knrllsh this season, in three partti. The regular Century Opera Comp-my, under the direction of Milton und Stir. regular Century company. , As the arrangement would not takei effect ut.tll next fceuson the plans urc only , tentative. They arc. however In har- 1 niony with the Ideas of the City Club, , which fostered the popular oi-eru scheme; ut III,, ruitnrw nn.n tln.i BENNINGTON BOGS, $34U. The Hill Collection Male Yields Total of i:i,U4T. The last session of the Walter Clinton Hill sale of old china and Colonlil furni ture, which took place yesttrday In the American Art Association Galleries. brought $4,623. Tho total for the sale Is I13.247. The hlgheit price of the fcesslon was paid for the pair of Pennington ilotrs. No. 51 1 In the catalogue, which S. H. Ijwndes bought for 1340. They are of the Hint enamel ware, manufactured tn Benning ton, vt., nbout into. The Whleiden oval platter, No. 488, sold for S10C. and a twelve sided bowl of Pen nington wuio. No. MS, sold for Jl'l'TiO, both to T, F. Crowley, F. Seaman paid 85 for No. 5!5, a pair of old Staffordshire, vasea, and ISO for No. 6;4, an old Welsh settle. No. tl0, u tall HiikIIsIi hall clock, sold to T, V, Hi.mphteyH for 505, Other sales were! No, 0R9. a pnlr of mahogany Chippendale pedestals, to A. l:. Harnes for I3: : No. tlst. an i.tixlUli flro screen, to George Illshop, for 137,50, No, (124, a Javanese krtss with carved handle, to 13. H. Litchfield, for 180, No. 573. a tortoise shell snuffbox, tu Capt. J. IL Del.imar, fpr 1100, and No. J3, an ancient tower cross bow, to L. T, Hammer, for 18i. II r. Hi-Idler Is Sentenced, Ten days on lilackwell's Island and 300 tine was the sentence Imposed by Judge Hand In the United States District Court yesterday In tha case of Dr. Her man Seldler, an Kot Side physician con victed of manufacturing smoking opium. Dr. Seldler was released In 13,500 bail pending appeal, no.ono Flrr In WllmliiKlnn. Wiuminqtos, Del., March 11. -An overheated stovo In the nrt store of Harry Yerger caused o fire loss of 150,000 at 3 o'clock this afternoon. Fire men took Yerger and his wife from the burning building. One fireman fell from a ladder, breaking his shoulder, and several others were cut by glass. The fire Jpri-ad to adjoining property. I'ent Ahnrn will L?lve nneriiH for u nr.. . tnlK ,lMe.i,u..ft himllu i.. , ...i .....i.ii,., ... i,i.. I l.rn n- lli, nrti RESTAURANTS WOULD LEAYE LID TO MAYOR Toll Committee- of Seven Should Decide on Niffht Licenses. Ho nnpntiTrnTflV vl 1 u:51 1 lyjJ ASKS TIME Charges Lack of Notice of Meet ing Dnnston Tr1esvto See Mitchel. The flrst attempt of the Mayor's "Ho committee" to sound public opinion ni o the all night license situation m disappointing. Fewer than forty persons appeared before the committee of seven, which met yesterday afternoon In the old Council Chamlxr, and nearly all of theso represented testaurunts or liquor Inter ests. Herman Bidder, chairman of tha commltlne. announced (hat ntmfhiip t,tt Iiik will be held at Z P. M. next Mori ,rft. , . . t . rhc substance of the vlcwa put forward was that people should be permitted to est and dance until 2 A. M. at least , ' '"T " , ,1 i latlon houM be left to the Mayor, Tl.jl '"''''" committee Present wer i ,i ,hn, aMn. n,m, in r.. Chairman Itltlfter. thi Ilf-v. T)r. Mehemlah . ' : - -- ,.VJ'nt.'V. red uttrry and Prof. 1-rnnklln tUddlng of Columbia Lnlverslty Jo!ln Htnry Smith, the first speaker i amused the investhators wth tlm Htat-, ,lad a l,1,ll , was n plain man. lepresentlng nobody but mmscir. "I do speak," continued Mr. Smith. I "for the little restaurants where n mun ' van buy a meal for 60 or 75 cents. Onjl of theni was clostd the other Any bo-jQlT.T cause of a fight What Is n tight in ' New York? There are rights all of the tin.,, in th. Mir nlapea wlir It -nti 3 to eat and nobody hears of them. An old friend of mine, Mllie Lyons, haili .... . . t . , . i. . . . i , i ,m up becuuse of u light. New York I leeds more such places as Lyons kept." Krunk A. K. Uoland, speaking for the ilo.M Me.a Association, asltid that .ill , ,,'v,, i'i i.. J,.,i ,i, i,,..,!. ' f0 ,nnt thf. coul(1 ttthe caro of ,,ubll0 cllnneTH und bolls. v. hi icu I' inL-uiT. ii'iiirsciaii x iftL-isft-ii- . wtberV. recommended that the sale ..fh it i ,i. ... .i i .. . . . I .i..ut i.c iiiaftviiiiuuL-n diivi ft .... , ,,u, i that ilanclmr and the sale of food l,e permitted until 2 or 2:30 A. M. II" arsued that the overhead charpe3 which must be met by hotels and restauran; In which a will drawn by him was qu.-s-are so great that they must find their tloned by his former law partners and profit In the after theatre trade. , M . conflrmr(j the contention of Miss M. oe u. rrennoini. director or" Uie Bast Side Settlement Hou.se. at Scv-1 enty-slxth street and the Kust River, sug-1 gested that the most Important thine was u law that could be enforced. , ., . . . i v. Ann ' - i t I i mo irjuift,- 10 icuta ft.wv luinun uon i boys and girls to respect the lt.w," said I Miss Trenholm. I can t do that when some restaurant and dance halls are al lowed to break the law anil sell liquor until 1 A. M. or later on Sunday mornings." Dr. Samuel J. Tracy, representing tha ft5i,.,H Alll..,, thn nnmn.111.. n.t W,l teen, the West Side Association nnd othei . . . . . . j Inie hud been noorlv advertised and thit arsons who wanted to oppose further I PrlvW 10 "musemcnt resorts hadn't ' tlme " prepare arguments. Preyed by cllu,rm.,n nldli,.r to tnn!il, so.0 Jt biniemeiu jr. irncv saia: ... . M . ... ' nour mey are p.itronizvit mostly i b" 'he demi-monde anyway l rnhn Tmnui-m i.,.hVi.inn I John Dunstan, proprietor of Jack's res- . tntirfinr vi-nt In II.a tni.n.'j . - ,w .....jw... ft,t.ift.v jr.- I terday to Inquire what chance there was , for a restoration of Jack's all night license. Ho left without B...nir Mr . Mitchel. Tho Mayor said last night that miming liad deveIotKd to cause h m to change his mind about the license rcvoca - tlon. ADVISES OPERATIONS ON UNFIT SCHOOLBOYS lloartl of Ktliit'iilioii Committee I'roposus Treatment of Defectives. The sterilization of ill (WHv.i i,.-i- ..,,.,n. u tho public schools w.is reconimenileil In a rcuurt made ..t thn i. tinu- n. ,i,.. Hoard of education vmterd.iv hv . ft.i...ini' committee, of which Isadore Lov.y w.ts i chairman. 1 The matter of how best to treat men. I boys. Chairman L"vy reportfl thnt there we.ro lib iut 3,000 difict.ves In the schnols. Thiy Include Ullo.s. moral Imbuclles, Imboclle-s und the backward and the mentally feeble. Only boys uie inontlbne.1 in tho roort. u-hleli e.ninir..nrl thn. . .. i...... . ... rental initiation. The report also riVom.inc.iidn Industrial nnd agricultural ochoolH for the improve ment of defectives. Dr. Ira S Wile of the committee said he did not bellevo tho pilbllc wan ready for tint unseMng of feeble minded youth. No doubt It would he it Kood thing for flu. community, ho tald. hut thero Is nlways hesitation about radical Mi-pii to Improve the human race. He thought, however, that the tlinc would come when the public would Insist upon -such measures. Tho board alio discussed thu depart ment's pennlon fund. It wan wild to be In a bud way. Tho board asked for a law to permit It to take 30o,a0rt froin'ii teservo fund of JSOO.000 to fift'ord tem porary relief. It wna thought that a K9, 000,000 fund would bo needed tn pension teuchsrs permanently without having deficits, The high rchools are again having trouble with tho fraternities. A hy-hnv was pissed by the board a year ago abolishing the fraternities, but they still exist under new names The by-laws committee w.is Instructed to fiHino new lejiliil.itlol to wlpo out tho frnternltlea. DIVORCE ENES' AUTO ROMANCE. Mrs, llrnndretli Gets Decree After llelr to V I, Olio, 1)00 It tins Awny. Supremo Court Justice lllniichanl granted' a divorce yesterday to Mrs Ildythe Hill Hramlieth, daughter of John II. Armstrong, from Italph Hrundreih, who Inherited a trust fund of tl.OGO.ooo under tho will of his father, the pill manufacturer, Ilrniulroth niarrled Ml Armstromrl after u motor car romance In 190U, but UkoU to appoint a m ,,,ui on to h u-lv th:'t JU",cViVi7fo 'defective, children and that the commit ' "!1 ". ,w,,h h,s ' rr" .i 1, . in abandoned hor a few months later umPdiew ilia will himself and then submitted went to Kiirope, The divorce was urauted on testimony from Uindou that llriiiulieth und a woman known as Dolly Kills had been posing or husband nnd wife for 4 year past, trandreth was directed to pay $100 a month alimony. Efficiency; the keynote in the Equitable EFFICIENCY in the construction of the Li building, efficiency in the far-flung:, pur poseful interiors, free from waste and yielding twelve inches to the foot. Efficiency in the conduct of the Equitable leas ing operations, efficiency experts being main tained to confer with tenants for the purpose of solving their space requirements. Efficiency everywhere in this mighty structure, that it may efficiently serve the most auspicious rent roll of tenants ever assembled in the name of Business. Ltnti now being made from May 1, 1915. The building, how ever, it due to be completed 2 or 3 month ahead of that date. e Equitable Building Temporary Office, 27 Pine Street 1 1 1 U'I'I I ' U UIIDL) UUkjllvD DUUIl HDnl0 OTITJ I TttT I mm I IV IIT1I UWAUfJ ATTAr,K HIM OHDnllll ll lflVlV 111 III Lnwvcr ACCUHPS Jltdfffl ill Will ,, , . ClISC l'0n,rllt 1)V LllW 1 "f JJil" Piirtncrs. ACTION UX.1UST Assorts Thnt lUirr Drew Up Will Wliich He Afterward Found Faulty. Supreme Court Justice Joseph A. ttiirr, who s assigned to the Appellate Division ill t ,m-i ft: i ii npurii ihm i-uniiucft a rritift:! 111 ., shear,, v.-rirdav before - - .Supreme Court justice uiane in ir.e Kqulty Term, Urooklyn. It was chuigcd that he sat In a ensf . . . , ... ,. , P-'Mn. r.. and sent the or.se to the Court of Appeals. As a result of this Ituell U. Davis, veteran editor of the Glen Cove i-.'Wiu. ...... vas rendered penniless and sent to jail. Mr Sheurn, who wus named as counsel for Davis by Justice Scuddrr, serves with out pay. Alton It. Parker Is chief eouiibe! for Georco W. Sewaid, one of the de- fendants, and asroclated with him ure .Meier Stelnbrlnk and Hobert H. Wilson. the latter b. Ing a member of Coombcn A Wilson, former law p.uttiern of Justice u..... i. .,! u,,.i,i,.r i,ni in ' n memorandum which he -riled last May ' In dismissing the suit brought by the laweis against DaWs's attorney to re- cov.-r f 2.000 puld to him for settling the , tate of Mrs. Mary K. King, widow of , 1 11.. ... rr Clritr and a hitter of Davis. 1 . 1111.nu ... . i i.,ior Itnrr Ju.il.r llnrr. The will by which Davis Ik came chief heir and executor of the estate or .v.rs. k'lni. iv.iH ilrnvftn in tin olnee of lturr. 1 Coombes & Wilson In 1'JOl and u letter , n. . M . u T.'ltur .."w ntit In ..i-l. ii.iiu hum ftu .'i,n v'"n I'"- ' denco yesterday to show thnt Hurr him - Keif drew It. D.ivls employed Fred, rick 1 II. Tasker as his attorMey. His trouble began when George W. Howard, as ei.-.iu.r in mo eaiaie oi ire ! King's husband, luought suit nu.iliu-t hlni for an accounting on gruiinii that Miv I Kin held only a life Interest imil that , her estate Instead or going to HaMs I should revert to Mr. ICing's hc'.rs. He 1 employed Coombes A: Wilson, rormer lmrt- t.ers or Justice liurr rnir n-c went tn tho Annellale Dlvl.ilon, and III spite of Davis's objections Justice liurr InsisVd "" HlulnK' Un ""s ;olnl Mr- s",'an' said! "The appe.it to the Apliellnte Plvl-lnn turned on the liolnt us to whether William . Kirufs will Improved u trust on Mrs King or If tiho could dli.po'-o of the e-tiiti a-s fhf llkwl. This was the crucial pn'nt. "When th . n.dl.ite liivls case came ln'iore tlie ,p- siou JusthM Huir was a iiieiii- her of the emirt. He lemalned slnltu throughout the nrgiriient lie partlrlintid In the argument He wiole a rtlsf-ntlng ' opinion. MiMi.lnlnir Coombes VII.m, sitting beoiuso he had bfrn the renlor member of the law firm arguing In thn matter under consideration ' Puts Illume Ppon .Inmlee. v ,,,. r., s!l r..K In the f.-.ct fnr CHI Sildl Wh n i in ini l.H 1 case to (he Cum t of App.'alh." The result au that I'.ivls nrdfrcd to make un .-iciojtithu and to turn over I. II tho moneyn he h:.d received from h's r.lster. He r.pcnt Ills V.st penny, hut IS.non remained un.ici uuutt ,1 fo". Then he h tent to Jail. Ills ui!i gut h!m out by tiils lng ! 1,000 on hl.i hotr.i . This was fol lowed by the ult against Tr.iskcr tn re cover legal fees paid ldm by TmvIh. In his memorandum dismissing the suit Jus. tleo Scudder said that Coombes .1 Wll'n had deceived the Court of Appeals He criticised .luftloe Hurr nisn. s.ivlnfc that justice, grievously awry, had robbed Davm not only of his property, but of his llheity ,k well, It U Upon the questions raised by Justice Scmtdcr thai a isvleiv of ih c.idii Is now being made In the opening iiddioss .Indye l',ir!.(r s.-rlil that unless the law disqualified Hrr from tilting In the cuso H was his duiv to Hit. Ho said the ilei'i'n'llilits wanted nothing but the truth revealed in thlH case. Thereupon Mr. Mie.irn eongr.nuiaieu lit tit and asked lilts to withdraw certain tuclinli'ul nh.tectlonn. .linlipi r.irhet said he was wltlidra.ln,: nothing. VANDERBILT'S WILL BRIEF. ttiieiinieiit In He Piled To-ilnv Aniil Provides fur I'olilllJ. The will of Oeorge W. V.inderhllt, who I died In Washington latt Friday and wuh bulled on Hlateii Dlninl on Tuesday, will 1mi nit il late this afternoon hy H.'uiy 11, t Anderson of l.l Wlllluni street, Mr Van- Jerblll H attorney I Tho will hi suld to lis brief and ex I nivss.'s the wlslies of the testator In a simple manner. As has been tlm custom 1 In the Vandcrhllt family, tho diiedint. It tu hla attorney for revision It Is understood that tho will makes ample provision for tho widow, Mrs. IMIth nu'sser Winder hilt, and Ills daushter. Corii 'll.i, 12 yeurs old. Thcru uiu few publlu bequests. a SHOOTS WIDOW; KILLS HIMSELF. Woman Seriously Wounded I Ha4 Sparned Assu limit's Attviitlnn. John It. l'l'lrc, a caleunan, 25 yearn ul.l, klllml hlnelf ycti!rilHy afternoon fifter he had shot Mrs. Huttlo Mo.-so oi living court, at 200 Cathedral I'nrkwajr. becuuia- sha retuscd to cncouruBO him m ,. it.ir H., shot thn worn in twice llur u suitor. Ho shot tha woman twice. Ilur condition Is serious, but itio probably will recover. Mrs. Morsp. n widow, lived with her son Wellington, who Is 21 yearn old, on the third floor of tho apartment Iicuso. Four months ago shu tented a room to I'rlro Hk booamc Infatuated with her. This ciiubl Mrs. Morm to tislt him to leave her lunue thrtv wccl'.s upo. I'rlro returned to thi npaitnient yek terday afternoon mid plcndol with ths widow to r.ivent his nlleiitlons Mrt. j Morrc told hl.u to K-ave. Tl.tn when ' l'rlcu hu-lHted upon rivmalidni: Welllngoii I Moi-Nu i lit to the .-uHbltniu'o of his ni'ither. Prlcu thrust the younK man aside nnd drawing a revolver tired at Mrs. MorsM, Tl.u bullet entered her left breast and caine out under her left arm. having been lU'tleotod fi-uni Hit 1'oiiiv.e by n i:orhl stay. Mrs .Mor- tried to hide In htr bodroom. hut I'rlot foUoWkNl and .liot her a second tlnio, the bullet entering her rlcht cheek Price then ran to u roo n In- had rentod In an apartment on the Moor bo'.ow. There ho shot himself through the h.vul. He died Instantly. PRISON FOR ACQUITTED MAN. Cleared f Murder riiurue, Supper I. Sentenced I'nder Siitllvmi l.nw. John Supper was ent to tho peni tentiary tor a year yesterday by .tiidgo W.idlmniH in 3em-rl Sessions on .1 charge of carrying a rooiyir wiuioui a pernm. He had Wen acquitted of a charge of murder after he had been locked up scv- eml months. Suimrr. who lived In .ist l-orty- seventh street, uau r.r. argument witn Cliai lc Graf ast .November. Later they met aln and Graf ntlemptcd to assault Supper, who shot nnd killed Ornf At he t trial It w.i, shown that Supper had acted In nelf-defcncu and .IinK'c Malonq dl- iecte.1 ll.o JJry to acciult. .Supper was (en! hack to tlie Tombs on a charge of carrying" concealed weapons. He pleaded guilty when he was taken before Judgo Wad hams, The Judges of General Silons at a. recent meeting unr.i.lmotisly ugreeil that . ,f .,., ... ,.A ,..!, I,, ,f .. ,1. rfl. 1 m CJ:f;' V. . ... ... ! ! i 1 " , , '" little ru-m. iK, would i. shohii. 'fl 1 ! lias rientals Repose and dig nity, in a rug are as necessary as harmony with the furnishings of the room. Cur rarnesi endeavor is to give jvu both in aritlitio l to a quality that is uriqu 'ttioned. Wild' Orientals may be had at $15 or I $25,000. JOSEFHOJ) & (0. Fifth A. awl 3h k. Iorjesr Sr4cialty Ru flpuae in Arnenc AIIT I.I'.S AMI I MtiniTIONH. TO-NIGHT AT 8:30 Con'inuing tomorow (f iday) evening at the same hum WILL IT. 501,1) HY PUHLiC AUCTION A Very VnlunMf Collection of PAINTINGS Hy the Ancient .unl Modem Arti.s by order of Mr. Edward Brandus Fifth Ave. Art Galleries l-'iflli Avenue St 4Alh St.. Mr. Kiln ulP psrt in.'illy riiiidiii l Dot vile Catslozues un itiplli stlon, llthlbUPm tu time t NsU.