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THE Sim, MONDAY, MARCH .80, 1S14.'
JURORS ASK TO
Plea of Ten Who Convicted
Them Goes to Gov
STAY IS REQUESTED
Say Rosenthal Slayers Slight
Be Aided by Becker
NEW EVIDENCE PRESENTED
Stories of Eyewitnesses, Not
Told nt Trial, Offered
The petition for Excutlvo clemency In
tho ease of tho four gunmen now under
sentence to die In Knster week for the
murder of Herman Itosenthal will be
handed to Gov. alnn to-dy.
Ten of the Jurymen who heard the evi
dence and returned tho verdict of utility
have signed a petition asking that the
death sentence be stayi-d until after the
tecond trial of Police Lieutenant Charles
Their signatures to the petition were
obtained by Mary Clroficl. sister of Dago
Frank. One of the Jurors refused to see
her and another Is wltltout tho State and
could not be located.
Tho Jurors who have signed a petition
for clemency are William H. Mont
gomery, the foreman: I.eo Kramer, 8. M.
Comstock, Charles P. Huntington, If, I.
Dlttman. If. C. Reynold. Alfred J. Hern
helm. Edwin Klsher, Krunl: H. Oo'ild
and John Oudebrod. John (. Duffy, who
was Juror No. 6, refused to boo Mary
Clroficl, and Sidney J. Hamilton, who was
Juror No. 11, Is outside the State.
Miss Clroficl asserts that Oudebrod
signed a separate petition because she
did not havo the original with hxr when
she called upon him, and also that the
signature of Mr. Hernshelm was not made
In her presence, but that his petition' wa
given to her signed by his attorney, Mr.
Holland, at tho Hotel Majestic, whero
Mr. Hernshelm lives. Miss Clroficl began
getting thte slcnstitrri on March SI and
waa accompanied on her visits by either
her mother or her brother.
Petition Is Voluminous,
There are twenty-Mx typewritten pages I
In the petition prepared by Charles O. V.
Wahle, caunel for the gunmen. With !
this petition there are to be filed forty
one paces of affidavits. Including tho
Jurors' petition, and certified copies of tho
trial record ami brief tiled with tho
Court of Appeal.
Included among these affidavits Is one
by Louts Llbby, tho bosom friend of
William Shapiro, driver of tho murder
car,. In which he swears that Shapiro told
him whll they wero both held In the
Tombs that none of the four men now
under senttneo of death fired a shot or
had a revolver the night Rosenthal was
Another affidavit Is by William II.
Masterson, vice-president of the company
which publish, "i the Morning Telegraph.
He swears that Hutch Witt, an eye
witness of the murder, told him many
times that the men who did the shooting
were Brldgle Webber nnd Harry Vallon,
and that Sum Schepps was one of those
who escaped In tho murder car.
Mr. Masterson nays he In confirmed in
his belief that the four convicted men did
not shoot Rosenthal because of a state
ment made to him by Ous Roeder, a
newspaper man. Masterson says that
Roeder told him Webber had asked him
to recommend a lawyer because he be
lieved Vallon was icolnc to lay the bluino
for the shooting upon him.
Talk With Plnkerton.
Mr. Masterson also recites a conversa
tion which he had with Col. William
A. Plnkerton of Plnkerton's Detective
Agtmcy, who, he says, told him that after
talking with Sam Schepps In Paris he
was satisfied that Schepjia could free the
four alleged gunmen If he would return
to this country and repeat what ho had
Masterson adds to these considerations
a personal appeal for a reprieve. He
says that as a newspaiier man, whose
duties take him about the city, ho knows
that public sentiment favors giving
the condemned men any advantage that
may accrue to them from a second trial
f Lieut. Becker.
One of the startling affidavits is made
by Lillian Rosenberg, wife of Lefty Louie,
and sworn to by her and Lillian Horo
witz, wife of Oyp the Rlood. It appears
to answer tho queation frequently raised
as to why Thomas J, Coupe, clerk at the
Elks Club, In Forty-third street, who was
brought back from Europe, as nn eye
witness of the shooting, did not testify.
Mrs. Rosenberg declares that while she
and Mr. Horowitz were detained during
the trial In the office of Assistant Dlntrlnt
Attorney Smith with other wltnekses
Coupe bald In reply to a queation as to
r.liy he would not be a witness:
"l did s-o Rosenthal murdered, but
tboHB four men are not the men whom I
saw; therefore I am not going to be a
l.lbb- TIU of Friendship.
To show that he and Shapiro were on
most Intimate P-rms Louis I.lbby says In
hU afild.'ivlt i
"For about five years prior to the fif
teenth day of July, 1912, Shapiro and I
Jived together. During those five years
I do not believe anything passed In my
life without Shapiro knowing It and I
do not think anything passed In Shapiro's
life without my knowing It."
He then tells of how Shapiro brought
the car to their house after the murdor
and told him there had been a shooting
match and how he told his friend to go to
bed and keep quiet while he took the car
mi tne garage. Llbby was the first man
arrested In tho case. He was not called
as a witness.
kar when Shapiro was also arrested
tvm ure wecKH in itie Tom Da to
gether. Llbby says that Shapiro re
peatedly told him that none of the four
gunmen did the shooting or threatened to
shoot him U ho did not get up speed as
JUSTICE TO CONVICTED GUNMEN
The affidavit of ten of the Jurors who
convicted the gunmen of the murder of
Herman Rosenthal follows:
"The request herein contained U
submitted without on our part de-r
siring to Impeach or Impugn the
verdict then rendered (at the trial).
We nevertheless feel, under all the
circumstances of this cose and the
connection claimed between these
defendants and Charles Decker, ac
cused with them and whoshas since
his conviction been awarded a new
trial by the Court of Appeals, the
Interests of Justice may require that
the execution of the Judgment of
death pronounced upon these de
fendants upon our verdict be stayed
until there be a final determination
of tho guilt or Innocence of the said
Charles Becker or other disposition
of his cose.
the gray car went flying toward Sixth
At tho trial of the gunmen Shapiro
Identified Harry Horowitz. Louis Rosen
bers'und Jacob Seldenschner as the men
who were In his car and as the men who
did the shooting. Llbby thus concludes
"I would gladly have given up half of
my life to have saved Shapiro from any
troublo and Hliaoiro knew it. I am
positive ShaDlro would not have been
afraid to tell me If any of the above
named defendants was in the shooting
Closet to (ho Shooting.
In his affidavit Mr. Masterson says
that Dutch Witt told htm he was so close
to the shooting that a bullet whlzted near
enough to his arm to make him think
hu had been shot. Witt told Masterson
Unit he knew Webber and Vallon well and
could not havo been mistaken In their
Mr. Masterson says that both before
and during tho Becker trial he tried to get
Witt to come forward and say on the
witness stand that It was Webber and
Vallon who did the shooting. Masterson
says Witt was afraid he himself might be
accused and thrown Into Jail. Witt left
town about the time of the Becker trial
and stayed away for some time.
Masterson ulso says that Witt told him
that Boob Walker and Hlckey were with
Rosenthal when he was shot and could
tell who did the shooting and give Witt's
alleged description of Sam Schepps en
tering the murder car and of allon dog
trotting to It after the shooting.
Masterson says Witt told him that af
terward Brldgto Webber told him to for
get about the shooting because It would
all blow over In a few days. Witt also
denied, according to Masterson, that
I.ub.-ui. Stanlch or Krause. who Identified
the gunmen, was near the shooting.
Adds to Llbby Story.
Among the affidavits are those of Har
ford T. Marshall, formerly an assistant
District Attorney, and Samuel Kalmanson
of Buffalo. Mr. Marshall, agreeing with
Llbby, says that Shapiro told him none
of the four gunmen did the shooting and
that Vallon came to the car with a pistol
In his hand and struck htm on the head
with it when he did not run his car fast
enough. Kalmanson swears that he saw
Vallon on the running board of the gray
car with a revolver In his hand.
Tho petition of the four gunmen Is for
a reprieve until the conclusion of the
Keeker trial or for a commutation of the
death sentence. They give their criminal
history, showing that under various names
Jacob Seldenschner was convicted three
times before, the shooting of Kottenthnl,
that Frank Clroficl was sent to F.lmlra
for carrying u concealed weapon, that
IxjuIs Rosenberg was convicted four times
and that Hurry Horowitz was convicted
three times nnd on one occasion was sent
back to the city reformatory for break
ing his parole.
Wahlr Canflrma Story.
Judge Wahle affixes his affidavit to the
effect that dun Roeder and Butch Witt
confirmed to him the conversations which
Masterson says they had with him. Witt
has since repudiated nn affidavit made
by him coerlng the same ground as Is
covered In thnt of Masterson.
In his argument In favor of the petition
of the gunmen Judce Wahle considers
first the theory of the prosecution, which
he nays was that the four men had put
to them the alternative of killing Roen
thai at Rose's Instigation, with a prom'so
of Immunity, or of being charged under
the Sullivan law with carrying concealed
weapons, falsely charged by Becker's men
as wns Jack Zelltr, whose accusers were
convicted of perjury. This latter alterna
tive meant In their cases Imprisonment
for fourteen years and n possibility of
adjudication as habitual criminals.
On this theory, says Judge Wahle, these
men are to pay the pennlty of death for
a crime conceived for the benefit of others,
while Rose, V.illon, Schepps and Webber,
who admit their guilt, go free. Judge
Wahle describe this as "a condition
which shocks the moral sei se of what h
He declarei that this case Is unique In
that four men nre to be executed "with
out proof that all or how many or which
'MYSTERY' WHEN STATE
GETS RID OF INSANE
Los Angeles Can't Understand
New York's Way of Send
ing Back Defectives.
A message to The Sun from Los An
geles, t'al.. last night told of the arrest
there as nn Insane person of Charles
Frank, formerly un Inmate of the Kings
Park, L. I., State Hospital for the In
sane. It was said that Frank was taken
to California by u Dr. Van Dcmark with
other if. lie persons and that Dr. Van
Demark disappeared, leaving his patients
in Los Angeles.
Inquiry brought some light to bear on
the situation. Frank, it native of Cali
fornia, came to New York and In u short
time was found to be Insane. He was
committed to Kings Park.
Thu case was brought to the attention
of the State Bureau of Deportation, of
which Dr. Michael Osnato Is a member.
It wus decided that as Frank be
longed tn California that State should
take charge of htm. Accordingly an
order waa Issued for his deportation and
In company with other unfortunates of
the same sort he was put In the care of
Dr. J. L. Van Demark, an ugent of the
There Is no Federal law governing the
deportation of Insane persons from one
State to another, so It has become the
practice to some extent of sending such
defectives to the State from which they
came and then turning them over to their
friends or relatives. If they thereafter
prove unfit to be left at large the Bute
must then provide for them. That Is the
only way New York State has of get
ting rid of Insane persons, and It Is pre
sumed that was the action In the case
of Frank and the others who wont with
Dr. Van Demark had not returned from
California last night Dr. Osnato was
out of the city and could not be reached.
In some cases agents of the Bureau of
Deportation who have taken Insane per
sons to another Htate to leavo them have
been arrested. That Is said to have been
the reason Dr. Van Demark left Frank
In California and "disappeared" without
letting tho Los Angeles authorities know
where he was going. ,
STAY IS ONLY
"We feel as Jurors called upon to
discharge a serious duty Imposed
upon us by law, and which upon
the evidence presented to us we
conscientiously decided, that every
possibility of any error should be
eliminated before the Judgment
upon that verdict Is executed and
Join In tho request for a reprieve or
stay of the execution of the Judg
ment against these defendants until
some time after tho disposition of
the case against Charles Becker, to
tho end that If anything hereafter
occur or any Information be pro
cured or during the trial of Charles
Becker bo brought to tight which
may redound to tho benefit of these
defendants they may have an op
portunity at the proper time to
uvull themselves of such develop
ment or revelation."
one shot or Actually killed ; that is, fired
the fatal shot."
"Wo are." he says, "of course not up
mindful of the principle of law that all
who participate In a crime of this char
acter are equally guilty. That principle
Is based upon a fiction. doubJess neces
sary to be Invented. In order to reach all
who may In some way have participated
In n crime.
"But these petlttonors r.jW stand beyond
the courts. They stand within tho val
ley of the shadow of death, some of them
concededty not as guilty B another or
them may be, according to the prosecu
tion, yet they are all to be executed, with
the knowledge on the part if the officers
of the law that some one or more of
them are less guilty as a matter of fact
as a matter of moral law an1 as a matter
of conscience than another of them
without any knowledge to this day on the
part of anybody, so far as this record
discloses the proof, which ono of the four
It was from wlione pistol came the death
dealing bullets or that as a matter of
fact, all four of them fired."
"Are we not therefore Justified In the
assertion that this case Is unique In this
respect nnd furnishes. It Is respectfully
submitted, an unusual Instance of the
exercise of that great power of clemency
vested In the Executive?" '
"Unworthy of Belief."
Judge Wahle calls attetitfcm to the fact
that tho Court of Appoals having de
termined ,thnt Rose. Webber, Vallon and
Schepps were unworthy of belief, the con
vlctlon of the four petitioners stands on
the testimony of eyewitnesses of the
shooting. These witnesses were Krause
Luban, Stanlch and Shapiro. Their testi
mony was described by Justice Chase as
"somewhat unsatisfactory and tn some
Judge Wahlo points out that Justice
Chase Is In error In saying that Krause
Identified Clroficl. According to the rec
ord neither Kraue nor any one else Iden
tified Dago Frank as one who took part
In the shooting.
Another error. In Justice Chase's opin
ion. Is the statement that Luban Identified
Clroficl, Rosenberg and Horowitz as three
of the persons who did the shooting.
Judge Wahle shows that Luban merely
testifltd to having seen these three on
tho etdfwalk near lit Motropolc. Tho
three men admitted they were there.
As for the explanation of the four gun
men that they w,re lured to the Metro
pole by the slory of Rose. Judge Wahle
points out that while Justice Miller say
the gunmen's exiilanatlon Is as Improbable
as the story of Rose. Webber. Vallon and
Schepps. nevertheless, twelve Jurymen In
each of the trials believed the story of
Rote. Webber. Vallon and Schepps, and '
arks why It should 1 strange that the
petitioners believed them on the night of
The argument concludes by pointing
out that these considerations are sufficient
to Impel the Governor to show mercy by
giving a reprieve until the end of the
second Becker trial. Judge Wahle says:
"Hvery rule of public decency and every
desire for fair play. It Is respectfully sub
mitted, would dictate that these four men
be given the opportunity of having what
ever benefit may come to them from the
developments and determination of the
trial of Becker.
, "This Is the prayer of the petitioners.
'This Is the prayer of ten of the Jurors
who convicted them."
o Merit, Sais Whitman.
District Attorney Whitman said last
night that he could see little merit In the
argument that the execution of the four
gunmen ought to In- delayed until after
the second Becker trial Is ended.
H la customary for the Governor to
notify the District Attorney and the
Judge who sat In the cise as soon as a
plea for Executive clemency has been
filed with ,hlm. Ah soon as Mr. Whitman
Is olllcially notified of the plea he will
make known his reasons for opposing
any stay or commutation of sentence.
"There Is no merit In the application
of the gunmen." he wild last night. "The
Becker trial can make no difference In
thrlr case. Under the law they cannot
bn summoned as witnesses. None of the
witnesses who will be called at the Becker
trial can possibly efface the standing of
the four gunmen. There Is no occasion
whatever for granting a reprieve until
after this trial."
CLAM DIGGER'S GHOST
Jack Itynn Drops In on Man
Who Bought Flowers
for His Funeral.
PATCitoaUE, L. I., March 29. Bill Far
re II was handing out two ham sandwiches
In his restaurant here this morning when
the door opened and tn walked a tanned
young man In a slouch hat
"Hello, IlllI," he said undemonstratlvely.
Bill looked him over, dropped the sand
wiches and yelled:
"Is It you or your ghost? You're sup
posed to be dead. Why, I chipped In half
a dollar for flowers."
The man was Jack Ryan, who used to
fish and gather clams here. He and
Henry QUI set out last July to gather
clams on the Fire Island beach. The boat
was found capsized near there the next
day and a shoe was Identified aa one of
Ryun's. Every one thought that both
kmen had been drowned. A search was
made for the bodies and when they were
not found a service was held on the water
and flowers which cost 150 bought by
public subscription were strewn over the
spot where the boat was found.
Ryan said thnt he and QUI decided they
could make more money somewhere else,
so after an unsuccessful day's fishing they
sold their tackle and us they couli find
no purchaser for their boat they left It
on the beach at Bay Shore. Ryan went
to South Carolina, he said, and has been
working there without any idea that his
friends thought ho was drowned. He said
that QUI Is working In New Jersey.
L&8S HANDLE KILLS BOY.
Children's Play With Uaamaraea
Machine Rcsalts la Tragedy.
Boys playing with a windlass used In
road repair work at Barnett place and
Barnes avenue, The Bronx, yesterday sud
denly released the handle. It whirled
around and hit Leonard Cambo, ) years
old, of sis Barnes avenue, on the head.
He died an hour later In Fordham Hos
pital. Coroner Healy Is trying to learn who
Is responsible for leaving the windlass
without a watchmaa,
NEW YORK GIRLS, AH!
SO CHIC, SO DRESSY!
And Oar Hotels With Such Fas
cinating Bars Can't
Be Beaten, -w
'TIS EXPERT WHO SAYS IT
George Jacques Kraemer, Man
ager of London Hotel,
Fledges His Word.
American cocktails, girls, pepperpot
the dinner coat of Chicago, bathrooms,
corn bread, sleeping car berths, fire
alarms, kitchens, shad, cigarettes for
women and dining car excise laws
were only a few of our national
Institutions touched upon yesterday
by the alert and observant George Jacques
Kraemer, manager of tho Carlton Hotel.
London, when Mr. Kraemer had setC.ed
himself at a table In the palm room of
The London and some time German,
Swiss and Italian hotel man, who each
year visits a country new to htm to study
the latest native wrinkles In hotel man
agement yesterday was fresh from a trip
of Inspection of one of our spots bounded
by Philadelphia, Washington, Chicago,
Buffalo, Montreal and Fifth avenue. This
Is his first American visit.
Let Mme. Henri Jolre, gown building
associate of Paquln, go boating back to
France, as sho did on Saturday, with the
final pronouncement as she left the Amer
ican continent flat that our tnen, ear
torlally speaking, are "awful a lot of
ragpickers dreesol like butlers," Just
because American men do not wear the
pogtop pannlor pants of that dear Parts.
Mr. Kraemer, who saw a very great deal
more of the country than Madame, alto
gether holds a better opinion of us, even
of tne male of the Chicago species.
The Women All I
"And your women nod!" breathed Mr.
Kraemer. softly, reverently, as If In ever
lasting thanksgiving for having been per
mitted to look upon so much loveliness.
"One day," lie went on, "Just after I
landed here with William Harris, presi
dent of tho iutz-Curlton Hotel Company,
I walked along your Fifth avenue ut the
letting out hour of tho very late af.er
noon. Heavens, what lovely womenl'Such
smartness, so much more chic than the
LngUsh girls: such wonderful gowrui so
stylishly worn I I
And I had been told before I camo
here that I should find Die American men
uo not ares as tney snouin. i nave not
found It so. At this hotel nnd at tho
other smart, ones In different cities I've
visited the men wear well made evening
clothes at dinner, something I had ben
told I would not see. Perhaps In Chicago
there Is tint sn much full rvpnlng dress,
but there the men at least weur what you
call dinner coats and we know as smoking
Why the dining car waiter must not
servo beer or other alcoholic drinks while
passing through certain Statu Mr. Krae
mer could not understand. He brightened
nercentltilv whin told thnt great groups
of the American human being were with
nlm til this. Also our Pullmans are ho
stuffy that he often had to take "two
baths a day" to counteract the effects.
And who Is responsible for the absurd
ity of frowning upon our women smoking
In public, he wanted to know. The. Amer
ican girls "smoke when they visit F.ng
and," he said. He agreed with all Kug
llshmen that we kefp oar hotel rooms
much too hot, thereby showing that Mr.
Kraemer has not yet lived under the rod
and rule of the great American apart
ment house Janitor.
Praises American Hotels.
These are about the only drawbacks to
the American manner of doing things, so
far as he could remember when asked
to tell us the worst about ourselves. And
w lien he talked about his pet subject,
hotels and the management thereof, his
praise of tho American Idea waa un
stinted. "Your hotels nro the equal of any In
the world, In some respects they nre su
perior," said Mr. Kraemer. "I have gone
through the St. Regis, the Plaza and oth
ers here and they are wonderful. The
St. Regis, which I have Just left Is a
"Your hotel kitchens especially astound
mo. They nro so roomy and so clean.
IJtirope would do well to copy your sani
tary hotel kitchens, with tho clean floors
of whlto tiles and electrical and engineer
ing equipments, cold storage plants and
to on that are far ahead of anything to
lie found nbroad.
"Your hotel bars nre a constant fas
c'natlou to me nnd I find myself study
ing again and ngaln their general ar
rangements. And the American free lunch
my word! I asked your hotel men
how they can afford to give a man who
perhaps Luys only a ten cent drink a
hot meal for nothing. 'It Is the Ameri
can custom.' they answer, nnd I fancy
they aro as sorry that the freo lunch Is
necessarily a part of your bars as we
should be to see thu custom Introduced
"But I do like tho Idea of having so
many more little tidbits 'temnters.' thev
mltfhr lii rllpri' n vnnr lu.ru ,ti..t, uu I
crackers covered with melted cheese and
other dainty bites, than we have in our
Kiyrllsh bars. Setting even tho expense
aside, however. I don't think we could
have the American free lunch In our bars,
In Ungland the hotel bar Is largely run
for tho guests. Tho free lunch would
attract a c'ass of patronuge that would
be altogether undesirable
Cooking aa Good as Any.
"As for your hotel fowl, the cooking
Is as good us any In the world. You get
the best chefs because you pay them more
than Ei'-npe does. And here you have
custon Mnfortunatety very rare through
out Kurope except In Parle, which, per
haps more than you Americans realize,
spurs on chefs, waiters, the wholo serv
ing force to do their best.
"I mean your practice of asking, when
ordering a dinner, for particular foods
cooked In a particular way. In Kurope
there U too much of what we call the
fixed price' system. There the diner
tells the waiter. 'Bring ine a dinner coit
Ing 12, S us the case may be. With the
price fixed beforehand the chef Is too
prone to think, "Oh, we'll give him what
he ordered 12 worth of food.' Your way
of ordering offers the chef some Incentive
to do his nest, spurs him to enthusiasm.
"Your food prices are higher than ours.
On the other hand your hotel tables
throughout tho winter boast of fruits und
freih vegetables, thanks to your Florida
and California farms, which tn Kngland
would be tremendously expensive luxuries
In tho winter months, If obtainable at all.
Aa for your oysters, they are a mar
vellous delight to me.
"Friends In Philadelphia gave a dinner
for me at a club ut which all the dishes
were typically American your oysters,
terrapin, shad, pepperpot canvas back
duck, bread made of maize 'corn bread,'
Isn't UT American cheese and so on. It
was all very enjoyable.
"But here you Insist upon too many
cocktails before dinner und not enough
wines during dinner. One, two, three
cocktails, but next to no champagne.
Why? And your champagnes aro very
sweet to one accustomed to our ' dry
Our hotel bathrooms do not come un
to those In the best European hotels, Mr
Kraemer thinks, largo because In Europe
the bathroom la designed to be used also
as a dressing nm
AT 23 WOMAN WHO FLOPED
JOINS NAVIGATORS OF THE AIR
Mrs. Hornsby Is Recent Grad
nate of Wright School
Knows Construction Too.
Mrs. Herbert Hornsby Is one of the new
women aviators. She Is a recent graduate
of the Wright school of flying at Dayton,
Ohio. She Is the daughter of John C.
Rlchberg, a Chicago lawyer, and the wife
of Hubert Hornsby, son of John A. Horns.
by of Chicago, who was formerly superin
tendent of the Michael fucoe Hospital and
Is now editor of the Modem Borstal, a
publication devoted to hospital Interests.
Mrs. Hornsby"! marriage waa romantic.
She eloped with Mr. Hornsby two years
ago to Wisconsin, where the ceremony
was performed. They lived In Wisconsin
for a short time and then retumod to
Mrs. Hornsby has been Interested In
aviation for some years and began the
study of aeronautics at her father's home,
2227 Calumet avenue, Chicago.
She Is about 23 years old and was one
of tho younger members of the Wright
flying class at Dayton. Thero she
specialized In the duat control method and
learned the details of aeroplane construc
tion at the Wright factory as a port ofi
her equipment as an aviator. ,
DRUG TERROR FILM
SHOWN IN THE TOMBS
Prisoners See Moving Picture of
Vice of Which They
SOME SNICKER AT SIGHT
They Drop Cynicism, However,
as Story Ts Unfolded and
The first exhibition of Its kind was wit
nessed at the Tombs prlion yesterday
afternoon" when a moving picture machine
clicked off the six ree's of "Tho Drug
Terror" before nearly J00 prisoners In the
The films, which have been produced
at the Park Theatre to show the debasing
results of the use of cocaine, heroin and
other drug, were shown under tho aus
pices of Mrs. W. K. Vanderbllt who Is
actively Interested In the crusade against
opiates, and tho Sociological Fund of the
Statical Iteview of Review.
Commissioner of Correction Dr. Katha
rine B. Davis, who agreed to a production
of tho pictures after they were Indorsed
by First Deputy Commissioner Uurdette
O. Lewis, was unable to be present.
The pictures camo In for expert criti
cism from the spectators, many of whom
wero known to be "dope fiends" them
selves and displayed a ready familiarity
with the workings of the cocaine traffic.
A good deal of rotifer nervous laughter
wns heard at first This was especially
manifest among the first batch of pris
oners, who went In at 1 o'clock. They
numbered 1S4 Inmates awaiting sentence,
most of them with lowering faces.
"Salvers" ftnlrker at Actors.
They Jeered whenever a Lubln star
sniffed a dose of "coke" that struck them
as Impossibly largo. They hailed many
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MRS, HERBERT HORNSBY.
of the "fiends" as If they were com
rades. When Roger, a wealthy cocaine
victim, paid out a large roll of bank
bills as blackmail to a drug pedler who
threatened to expose him one of the pris
oners shouted, "That ain't sugar enough
However, us the story progressed the
Fpectators lost most of their cynical atti
tude and became more Ilko tho customary
"movie" patrons. After Roger In a
frenzy was pictured ns beating his wife
Jfay, a hardened looking man remarked,
"Shows what awful stuff It Is."
The prisoners trooped out silently with
serious faces. Their p'aces were taken
by 106 boys who are awaiting trial. Ten
of them are accused of murder. On this
batch the effect of the films seemed to
etrllto deeper. Hardly a whisper was
heard among them.
eeker Not la Aadleace.
Nolther ex-Lteut. Becker nor Burton
W. Olbson, who was tried for the murder
of Mrs. Szabo, was. present.
First Deputy Commissioner Lewis said
the scenes would probably be displayed
at Bedford Reformatory and at the boys' I
reformatory on Hart's Is'and. Ho said
that It would be decided by Commissioner
Davis whether the exhibition would bo I
repeated next Sunday to Include all the
prisoners, men and women, after he had i
talked with them on Wednesday and had i
learned whether It had any salutary effect
Tho production was attended by Dr.
Helen Knight, physician at the Magdalen
Home for Cllrls: Dr. Frederick H Robin
son of the Sociological Fund; Dr. Charles
B. Towns, a drug authority; Ernest J.
Coulter, attorney for Mrs. W. K. Vander
bllt, nnd Henry Solomon, president of the .
State Prison Commission.
BELIEVE BOY WAS McCARRICK.
Trolley Men Haw a ro Coaple
With White Lad oa a Car.
Piiii.aeki.piiu, March 29. Detectives
are pursuing the latest clue to-day In the
scarcn ror warren Jicuarrlck. The mo-1
torman and conductor of a trolley car
said that on March IS a negro nnd
negress. accompanied by a llttlo whlto 1
boy, rode with them. The boy wore a red
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details the description tallies with the
McCarriok boy. The couple and the little
boy left the car four blocks from the Mc
The two negroes recently arrested were
turned loose yesterday, as the police were
convinced that the two men knew nothing
of Warren McCarrlck's disappearance.
Three distinctive EARL &
WILSON collars and the
only satisfactory collars of
the V front style, made.
They fit the neck snug and
2 FOR 25 CTS.
TROY'S BEST PRODUCT
STIAM11 HELD UP IN SOlJto,
Towed le He'
The Colonial Line steamship textnrt0B
with a smatl number of passengers. k..
from Providence to this port lost Dart
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iivi niwiiiiB gviAr j'uaieruay mOrotng Mf
Throgs Neck, nt the Junction of th
Sound and the East River, cams to ta.
chor and oekod by wlroless misum.
for tugs. Most of her passengers wm
asleep when the accident happened aaj
when they got up some of them thouzht
that the steamer hod reached her dock.
Tugs towed the Loxlngton to the foot of
West Houston street five hours behind
schedule. She will not be delayed In fcir
sailing by the mishap, as ths driarj
gear can be repaired readily.
R. H. Uscy a Co.'s Attractions
Are Their tow Prices.
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; Joyous Easter
Easter is filled with the
joyousness of Sprinc and
the attractive novelties of
the season show an appro
priate gaiety 01 spirit.
irresponsible Bunnies, some
maieradinc as clowns, chauffeurs
and baseball players, are 5c to$2.24,
with more sedate ones of soit rabbit
skin, becomingly decorated wth J
ribbon bows, from 49c fo $3.48. z
Many can be filled with candy, while I
others, which saueak or v, ripple
tail and ears, make lovely toys. 1
Jack Horner Pies of ill sorts ire i
priced 99c to $9.94 nil with 2
'"surnrise" favors Ec F'ies. Gvnsv X
Kettles, Kewpie Wagons and Spring
Maids, dressed in the latest fashions
centerpieces that will add much
to the success of a party.
Satin Eggs, plain and hand
painted, arc 19c to $1.98 and we
have delicious candies witli which
you can fill them.
Cunning Nest Baskets to be
filled with candy are 15c to 99c and
there are more expensive Bonbon
Holders in the shape of L'ai'j
trimmed autos and slippers.
Ice Cups in various colors and
designs range from 5c to 18c.
Natural fluffy Chicks and Ducks
are 10c each: made up as favor
with a little pile of tinfoil covered
chocolates and a ribbon rosette,
are 39c each.
Wonderful Fancy Chocolate Nov
elties are displayed both in the
Basement and on the Main Floor
Chocolate Kggs 5c to $1.98, pla n
and Irosted, with flowers and ion?
decorated with natural chicks or
ducks; Woven Chocolate Bjket,
i which can be filled with candy. 99c 2
and $1.24: Chocolate Hats in fie
latest roll-brim style, trimmed 'ith f
pink, blue or lavender ribbons: also
Chocolate Bunnies, Chicks, Suar
and Nestsirom 5c to $1.24, not onl t
.ittraftive but every one GOOD
Hasenient. Onlrr. and Mala I
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Going to cut away from
the frock coat this Easter?
Of course frocks are, and
will be, worn by many of our
dignified fellow citizens, but
for smart formal day wear the
cutaway heads the procession
With or without braid.
ot quite so formal
Oxford sack coat and vest
with striped worsted trousers.
For dress wear
Dressier overcoats of black
and oxford gray silk lined
and silk faced.
Rogers Feet Compann
Three Erosdwny Stores
at ut t
Warren St. 13th St. m St,
BROOKLYN Al KKHsKMlSNT
BK HVHK run get '.: rlsclit K-nli.t
lirt ltrt rln nark and iiiittrrljtl
vry low prlrri.
KitTAIIMSIIKII .1 IK.AKs.
Dr. L, J, HOKT, Dentist,
4S3 Fulton SI. (Nr Jay ur Mmltli
Da Nat Mlitnkx tlx Number
Ileautirul artificial sum ! of Tffi
8, (7 unit SI0, IMInleti tttractlnn ut
teeth tiicluUed. mil . trrth St up.
ALL WORK WAHHANTF.n.
The latest intioductions
in the floral world are de
scribed inthe Gardening
Notes of the Sunday Sun.