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"THE SUN SUNDAY, JUNE 27, 1915.
? OBTAINS A SECRET
DIVORCE IN IDAHO
'Troubled Pnte Bnek to Timo
j She Fonnd Any Thcntro
' Party in Her Home.
; CLUBMAN A SON OF
MORGAN'S EX-PA HTXER
t BAkTFOnD, Conn., June 2fi. Jn pounce
"tlon 4vtth ,tho death nnd luilal here on
'.Friday of Jaroes Junius Goodwin, cousin
nnd former partner of J. Deriont Mor-
FOR BECKER ASKED
IMcu to Whitman Without
Precedent in Annnls of
MORE "FRAMEUP" TALK
If tuinnmn knnn'n 10-JaV that the
rWIIO OI m Mini .tATCimiui ..unci .
Goodwin, pot n dlvorcf lut month In
. Boise City, Idaho. Uofore her marrlaKe
ho was MIbs Hetty Huue, member of n
wealthy Albany family.
The divorce action wai posed on
grounds of defcrtlon and itoiimiiM)rt
and Penator Goodwin entcr-d un np.
ttearance, not to contest the suit, but to
arrange for tho property settlement nnd
the custody of their four boy, tho elder
two toeing given to the father. It l un
derstood tho reasons for the Repartition
date from nn evening In the -spring of
1914, when Mrs. CJoodwIn, returning
from Kiiroiw, found her horn's, Woodslde,
In the possosslon of u gay party that
had Just come from the theatre.
At his home to-night Mr. Goodwin re
fused to dlHCUss tho o.i. Mrs. Good
win is in the West with Mrs. Itosalle
Hooker Welling, daughter of ex-Mayor
Edward W. Hooker nnd u descendant of
tho first Governor of Connecticut. She
has Just been divorced In tho West from
Richard Welling of Hartford on grounds
that wero held Insufficient when the
ease was tried In the Connecticut courts.
Wnlter Goodwin of h(to has divided
his time between this city nnd South
ampton. I.. I., where he Is a popular
member of the polo colony. A lecent tiro
on his Hartford estate resulted In the
loss of several valuable horses. Mr.
Ooodwln has one of the finest stables
In tho Hast. Ho owns a number of
choice polo ponies.
It was not known beyond the circle
of Intlmuto friends that there had bei-n
any domestic differences In tho Good
win household, although Immediately af
ter her return from Kurope last year
Mrs. Goodwin took steps to establish a
legal residence In a western city for the
purpose of suing for a divorce.
Blr. Goodwin Is connected with
many clubs, nmong the the Hnrt
ford Golf Clnb, tho Country Club,
the Meadow Drook and the Hocka-
way Hunt clubs of txmg Islana, the
llrook and the ltncquet and Tennis Club
of New York. He was graduated from
Yale In the class (if '97 and has served
In the Hartford Common Council and
the Connecticut Fenatc.
Mrs. OoodVln Is the author of several
books of children's poems and storlfs.
Her health lias not been of the best
and she has spent much of her time In
Europe. The eldest son Is 14 years old
and a student at the a rot on School
It was announced to-day that the will
c James Junius Goodwin, who was nc
eepted as a Hartford citizen, will be filed
next week In New York, thus cutting
Connecticut off from the Inheritance tax
II his 130,000,000 estate.
WOMEN KEPT FROM BOATS.
Tltaulr SnrvlTor fi Itrvalvrra
Were' Aimed nt l'nM-ii-rs.
William J. Mellors of 30 East Sev-
nty-second street, a Titanic survivor.
Charles neeker's nppeal to Gov. Whit
man Is snld to nl for executive nrtloti
that Is absolutely without precedent In.
tho nnnnls of criminal cases. The Gov
ernor apparently has not made up his
mind what to do about It and, although
Martin T. Mantnn, Becker's chief coun
sel, expected to hear definitely from
Mr, Whltmnn yesterday, he has decided
to say and do nothing that might provo
embarrassing to tho Cloernor before
tho extraordinary request Is nctoil upon.
Mr. Mnutou would glvo no Indication
yesterday concerning the detnlls of Ills
plan. It was broached to thn Governor
last week when Hecker's attorney
talked with him nt Albany. Gov. Whit
man, It Is understood, promised to com
municate with Mr. Manton when lie
enniP to New York nnd to let him know
then what conclusions ho had reached.
L'p to last night 'Sir, Manton had no
word of any. kind from the Chief Hxecu
live or his secretary.' and It H probable
they will get In touch with each otlur
pot Inter than to-morrow.
It was learned, however, that-tne no
tion Gov. Whitman Is asked to take to
sao Decker's llfo would bo entirely
new. It has no basis whatsoever In
criminal cases of the past. It Is held
to be Justified In this caso only be
cause of the peculiar nnd original clr
cumstances surrounding It. The re
markablo nppeal Is made because Gov
Wbltman has been Placed In the posl
Hon of Becker's prosecutor nnd final
Judge, nnd, It Is understood, as a di
rect appeal to the Governor's conscience,
Impartial Tribunal .Ursl,
Gov. Whitman, If the general Idea of
thu plan as learned yesterday is cor
rect, has been requested to select an
Impartial tribunal to sit on certain
phases of the Meeker case. Who would
constitute this unusual tribunal, whether
It would be one or many, could not bo
learned, but It Is believed that If the
Governor acts favorably on tho plan,
which Is considered extremely doubtful.
one of the Judges of thu Appeltato 1)1
vision or some other Judicial body would
be called Into the case to take the steps
suggested In Ilecker s behalf.
Tlie plan, according to the version
obtained yesterday, provides for this
Impartial tribunal to cull certain wit
nesses who figured prominently in
Becker's two convictions. The evidence
sought from them would be primarily
to sift once nnd for all the oft repeated
charges that Ilecker was framed up
by Hose, Webber, Vallon nnd Schcpps
In the Tombs. Tho witnesses called to
settle this point might be promised lin
inunlty and they might not. but every
opportunity would be given for them to
tell what they know is true.
Tho granting of this plea In Becker's
interest, It Is said, would of course entail
a stay of execution. No expression of
opinion could bo obtained as to the pro!)
able success of the appeal, but those
who know Gov. Whitman's convictions
regarding Becker's guilt believe that he
will refuse to entertain It. Tho Gover
nor hns so Indcated on his visit to this
city, but Becker's counsel take tho view
that the extraordinary features of the
case would Justify favorable action by
Further evidence came to light yes
tcrday tending to bolster up the -allega
tlon that Becker was the victim of i
"frameup." Following the receipt of
the letter from Joseph Murphy, a Sing
Slug convict, to the effect that he over
heard Webber and Rose plotting to lin-
three were tu
ho with his
brother. Jacob, figured prominently in
the first conviction of Becker, has mnde
u statement that he had Information
of the sanio nnture its Murphy's.
I.nlimi .Vow In Jail,
I.uban Is now In the Itaymond street
Jail on a charge of larceny. At tho
Becker trial I.uliaii testified he was III
testified that he saw women prevented I !''l,-'a," 1'her while all
from entering lifeboats Just before the Tombs It was lean
IMIiinlx usinW In h h.rln,- voutmlnv "" .uori is l.uu.lll, w
before Judge Mayer In tho United Slates
District Court to have tho White Star
Line's, liabilities limited.
In one case particularly, Mellors said,
Mrs. Hose Abbott of I'rovldence. It. 1.,
was prevented from seeking safety In a
boat. Mrs. Abbott went down with the
ship, but found refuge on the raft on
which Mellors was. He mentioned also
the use of revolvers to keep passengers i the Lafayette Baths shortly before tho
murder of Herman llosenthnl and that
he heard Becker tell Jack Hoso that
Rosenthal ought to be killed. Ho also
testified that he was at the scene
the murder and Identified In court the
four gunmen, since executed for the
I.uban had been a prisoner In New'
ark on a charg of forgery before tho
Becker trial and was found by John
F. Mclntyre, Becker's counsel nt that
time. Ho was at first thought to bo
n witness for the defence, but ho np
peared fur the State. Luban wus sub
pcenned for the defence on tho belle
Hint he could glvo evidence nt that
time about a "frameup" of Becker.
In the letter which Luban has writ
ten In tho last few days It Is under
stood thero Is no montlon that his
testimony at tho Becker trials was
false, but that he bas romo valuable
information tending to show that
j Becker was the victim of a plot to
inline llie iiuseimmi muiuer ua mm.
I.uban In his letter says he Is not look
ing for money, but that ho wnnts to
clear his conscience.
In connection with the I.uban letter
It was said yesterday that a few other
witnesses against Becker nro In danger
of becoming conscience stricken. It Is
known that some of the more important
l witnesses are being watched day und
from leaping Into boats, and testified
that a collapsible life raft could not bo
launched, though he was not sure
whether because of Its condition or the
crew's Ignorance of Its handling.
Itlchard II. M, Robinson, ox-Naval
Constructor, now with the Lake Tor
pedo Company of Bridgeport, Conn.,
said that In his opinion tho Titanic, In
consideration of its unprecedented tslze,
should have been designed either along
new lines ns regards compartments m
at least the old two compartment plan
further developed. In comparing the
bulkheads of the Lusltania and Titanic
he said that no construction yet devlhed
could withstand the shock of a torpedo.
Cnpt. Robert Nlss of tho Bohemia
testified that he was near where the
Titanic sank thu day previous, saw Ico,
Including seven bergs, nnd sent out n
wireless wurniiig. He continued at full
peed, he suld, but ordered the engine
crews to stand by.
OMT HOUSE PLAN-
GETS REALTY BLOW
President of Dealers' Board
lias Thingti to Say About
PREXDERGAST IS QUOTED
The fact that both Comptroller I'ren-
lergast and Borough President Marks
hnvo snld they were In favor of aban
doning tho County Court House project
s being seized upon to. stir tip further
protest against nn undertaking which
George MeAneny eays will cost about
JITiOOO.OOO. Mr. MeAneny also sayB It
s now too lato to withdraw from the
undertaking, even If It wcro not folly
to do nn.
litis statement was Issued yesterdnv
by Laurence M. r. McGulre. president
or the neat Kstnte llonnl of New York:
"First, Comptroller rrendergast. hav
ing been convinced that tho city Is In
volved In n bad business proposition, hns
wltli nue regard for tho public good
frankly reversed Itself. Ho not onlv
iloubts the wisdom of enterlnir unon sueb
colossal financial venture at th s time
but cxpreoscs misgiving as to tho sound
ness or the ground upon which the nro.
posed Court Jlouse Is to. stand. .
7o fncts, ho says, have bon pro
TWO MORE STAMP ARRESTS.
Mesarnaer Held In
If I. (100,000 I'm nd.
Two young men, a clerk and a mes-
anger, 'were arrested yesterday In tht
Investigation, which Deputy State Comp
troller William Baardmnn and Tollce In.
speclor Faurot are making Into tho
Irau luleut sale of stock transfer stamps,
Edward Rose, 1H years old. of S5 Os.
borno street, Brooklyn, was arrested as
he was enurtng .Mount Sinai Hospital
for a minor operation, and Charles
Marcl, 2, was taken Into custody at
.19 Broad street, wheip 1m said he was
employed as a. clerk In the store- of a
stamp and coin dealer.
Rose, who. made u long statement to
the police, was arraigned In tho Tombs
court and paroled In the ciutody of In
spector Faurot until Thursday, when he
will be given u hearing, along with
ISmnrnnuel Jnokson and Benjamin Alex
ander, the stamp dealers who were ar
rested on Friday, nnd Marcl.
The State Comptroller's olllcu was said
to bo close on the trail of the men
Col, A ppleton, Netenth ItCKlment,
Mnkra Sonic Appointments.
1 To conform to new regulations which
! reqtilrii that the supply company of u
riglnient shall be under command of the
quartermaster. Col, Appleton of the Sev
enth Regiment. N. G. N. Y has ap
pointed Cnpt. James W. Myers to the
offlco of Quartermaster und iinmaiider
xif thn supply l ompany, and Lieut. -Major
Y. White has been appointed Commis
sary, with rank of ("aplaln. i.'apt.
.Myers, who holds tho brevet rank of
Major for faithful servlco of twenty-five
years, fiist Joined tho ri glnient as a pri
va In Company 11 June 18SII, ('apt.
White, wlio was awarded tlio hreel of
First Lieutenant, In 11' 10 for faithful
Z he XVl $ o'hhw" ! '''vlr,. of tweiit.v'.five !.rs. first Joined
Hi tne aiitgui i.utm,iiun lm v(j,,mcm u ,)rVt0 My 2!, nvJ.
CORTELYOU'S SON A COMPOSER.
Writes The II renin Mnld," 1.
PYaMu Dolnit J,rlcx.
Boston, Juno :c V. Wlnlhiop Cor
telyou, son of George B, Corlelyou, ex
Secretory of tho Treasury, and F. Otis
Drayton of Belmont, editor of th .Vrio
lXnaUinU Gumprintnrv .Viiiirlie-7e.
vlcto, liavo cooperated In the iompoltlon
of nn operetta, "The Drcnm Maid." por
tions of the music of which will have a
first public, hearing at Symphony Hall
next Thursday evening,
Mr, Cortelyou Is a special student of
leomposlllon at tl.o New Kngland Om-
.seivatory of Music. Ho Is a graduate
of forni'll, where he was prominent In
drnmatin and muslrnl nrirnrilzitliitiK
air. Drayton, who has written thu ly
rics and book of the operetta. Is a Con
eervatnrv lonfc ,,!,, ,,, it.. .. -
Tr of the Apollo Club and prominent In
Whitman' Old P.lewitor .Mini Hurt
I John Hart, an i levator runner In tb
Madison .Square apartments at :I7 Madi
son avenue. In which Gov. Whitman
Oia.lo hit home while District Attorney,
wni caught between the roof of the ele
vator and the llmir at the ninth Moor
last night and lecelved Injuries from
which It Is expected that ho will dlo.
Ilnrlluiin Mines Ills Show.
Th crooked weighing and measuring
devices which I'ommls.slouei' llartlgan
has exhibited as uu open air chamber
of horrois In I'lly Hull Park for ten
days will 1m moed this week to the
plaza of Borough Hall lliooldyu. Next
week Tho Bronx will view them nnd
later tho lower Hast Side.
WILL BE OPENED THIS WEEK
sented In evldenc to prove tho correct
ness of the. borings. True, the names of
big men In engineering havo been used
to substantiate thi oorlngs, but nothing
convincing has "been furnished to nhow
that the groiind for tho Court House slto
has very much moro stability than
"This opinion Is based upon experi
ence of building a foundation, for1 tho
Municipal Building, which is within a
few feet , of tho proposed court house
site. Under It Is what was called the
Collect I'ond, a stream of water which
served New York city when the city
extended to about Canal street.
"Evidences of the existence of the
pond nre still found, Quito recently iho
Bradley Contracting Company trlod to
strlko bottom for a. subway foundation.
As lato as aje.ir ago the water trickled
In llttlo rivulets under what would bo
tho very foundations for tho .new court
house. Tho additional cost over the
estimate of laying the foundation for
tho Municipal Building was something
moro than 1,000,000.
"What the additional cost In similar
circumstances for sinking caissons tor
a foundation of , the magnitude-of tho
new court house would, bo Is ntnggorlng
when the nrca Is compared.
"Great stress has been laid by advoeatos
of the court houso anil civic centre on tho
alleged statement that the United States
Government would orect a post qfflce
holding and tho State government an
office huldlng to house Its departments
In this city within tlio so-called tlvlc
"The known facts are that tho fov
crnment nt Washington rejected the
proposal and the government nt Albany
took no Interest In It whatever. This
shows conclusively that tho city would
havo to finance tho proposition alone.
This, It seehis, according to nit tho doc
tors who hjire diagnosed tho case. It la
unable to do."
COL. BEEGHER DELAYS
DECISION ON MEMORIAL
Says He Sees Many Rcnsons
Afrainst Changing Parents'
Another message wan received yester
day In Brooklyn from Col. William C.
Beecher, who Is spending the summer
at Buck Hill Falls, Ia In regard to
tho controversy over the proposed re
moval of the bodies of his father,
Henry Ward Beecher, and his mother
from Green Wood Cemetery to n mauso
leum crypt In Plymouth Church.
Col. Beecher, who Is tho executor of
the will of his father, hns not reached
a decision In the mntter, leaving the
uuestlon open for discussion In tho Plym
outh Memorial Committee. He says
"I recognize that there Is much to
bo snld In favor of tho project and yet
there nro a number of reasons why I
doubt tho propriety of chnnglng my
parents' resting place.
"If nny dellnlto plans have fccon
formulated 1 havo not seen them nnd
do not know what they are, When I
know Just what the plans nro I Intend
to submit tho question to my brother
Jiving, on tho Pacific coast nnd wo will
settle tho question ono way or the
"Under the law. permission for re
moval must be obtained from the heirs.
While either one of us ran prevent, by
refusal, nlether alone can give author
CHARGE PURCHASES MADE NOW, BILLED AUGUST 1st.
560 yitftUAvCnUf. 46TT and 47tJ? ST&
liaVc been arrariaed th
at mere tractions
$95 to $235 Model "Suits-M5 $65 $95
Original and reproduced Paris styles, in silk and cloth.
(Frtnch Salon, 4th Floor.)
s45 $85 Suits $ 1 5 $2 5 $3 5
About two hundred desirable garments to choose from.
$375 Model Gowns $65 $95
Of exquisite materials, suitable for formal and informal wear.
(Frtnch Sahn, 4th Floor.)
to 175 Evening Gowns $45
A group of handsome gowns, somewhat soiled by display.
$45 to $125 Afternoon Dresses $18 $28
Silk and cloth styles, in simple and somewhat dressy effects.
$35 $55 Summer Dresses $
Charming models, of batiste, organdie, crepe, voile and linen.
$45 to $125 Silk Wraps-$I8-$35-$65
Silk coats, throws and wraps for formal or informal wear, including, at $65, very
handsome grosgrain wraps, embroidered in silver.
$65 to $125 Limousine Coats $45 $55 $65
Luxurious styles; of high-cost imported materials.
of Gracious Simplicity.
THE fine taste and un
affected simplicity of our
Colonial forbears made of
the old-time New England Kitchen
a place of such peace and pleas
antness that from it may to-day be
gathered many a gracious hint for
the furnishing of the Country House
Among the Hampton Shops Re
productions of these unstudied
masterpieces may be found the
Gate-legged Table with its comely
turned legs and convenient drop
leaf, the comb-backed Windsor
Chairs, the oaken "Dresser" gar
nished with a plentiful array of
Willow-pattern plates and dishes
or the Tall Clock that chronicles
with drowsy solemnity the summer
hours of lejsured case.
34 AHD 35 WEST 32d STREET
fl OTTA fan ' ''MMF
REAf, ESTATE AT AUCTION. KRAI. ESTATE AT ArCTlON.
REAL ESTATE AT AUCTION.
ONE YEAR'S CHANGE
.One Year Ago. Hennessey Estate June 27, 1914
To-day. Hennessey Estate June 27, 1915.
A YEAR AGO
We advertised the above lots of the Hennessey estate at auction.
They were sold for $800 to $1,800 per lot.
To-day they are built on and are worth from $3,000 to $6,000 each.
.$75 Utility Goats $18 $25-$35
A dosing out of remaining styles, from many lines.
$16 Summer Blouses $6 d $8
Dainty outing, utility nnds semi-dress styles, in white net and lingerie.
$25 and $28 Lace Costume Blouses
Very dainty effects, in highly desirable new models.
75 Smart Tailored and Semi-dress Hats
formerly $ 15, $18 and $25 at $5
25 to $35 Mid-Summer Hats, 10andl5
Outing Styles Seaside Hats Semi-dress effects Garden Hats.
We are advertising 579 of the Bradish Johnson, Inc., Estate lots
at auction which you may be able to buy for
$50 to $350 each
They are along the new Lexington Ave. Subway route,
Directly along the line of the City's growth,
Within seven minutes walk of .an apartment house district,
Within six minutes by trolley from the
Simpson Street Station of the Subway.
That any man that can bay these lots at
$50 to $350 EACH
MUST MAKE MONEY ON THEM.
YOU KNOW IT, TOO!
Go Examine the Lots To-day
of the estate of Bradish Johnson, Inc.,
OnClasonPt. Rd., Randall Ave. Easterly extcmion of 149th St.), Ludlow Ave.
Easterly extension of lf3rd St. i, White Plains Rd., and adjacent avenues
and streets, to be
SOLD AT PUBLIC AUCTION
no matter what price they brina
TUES. & WED., JUNE 29th & 30th, at 10.30 A. M.
At the Exchange Salesroom, 14 Vcsey Street, N. Y. City
70 CAN REMAIN ON MORTGAGE. TITLES INSURED FREE
SAVINGS BANKS BOOKS TAKEN AS DEPOSITS ON PURCHASES OF LOTS
TO Hl-ACII Till; lOPIiKTV
T;ilc Siilway Hron I';irk Tram, to Simpson Street Station, thence Westchester Avenue trolley c.u
down Cl.ts.iri Point Aenue to property.
For in;ip. ;iipl to
.1. Clarence Daues, M'Hli St. & ,'rd Ave
Joseph P. Day, S Nassau St., N. Y. Cu