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THE SUN, SUNDAY, MARCH 12, 1916.
GAYNOR WROTE 'EM
ON HIS LITTLE PAD!
Towns Ouick to Kmit IHnslJ
Aiiswoiliifr Adamsoii on
harks iu:aimm:i skchkt
Vjkm, i-ru-Uiiir ye-teMiiy mornliiK I'lre
. ., . ... , . i ,.
CommK-io.ior Ad.im-on s nxottnl of lil
belief tlmt William J. day nor, and not
Jlltnbeau Lamar Town, wrote the let-1
lets of William .1. n.ivnor. Mr. Towns!
tttrnol In a lift nl.irm width drew u re
porter for Tiik rffN to hl oinee In the
Woolwnrlh Ilultillint. Mr. Adamon, who
wa Mayor (l.iynnrV ceerctary. had said ;
"Any one f.imlllnr Willi the workings
of the olllre kn-w that the Mayor needed
no help In his letter wrltltiR. It wan bin
pastime, lie took delight In his letters,
We wero all familiar with his h.iblt of
taking n pad and drafting out In long
hand many of the moft famous of Ills
Mr. Towns was p.icimt his office when
tho visitor from Tiik Ht'N entered.
"Yes," he Mild, without prompting, "1
have. Keen Mr. Ailimi.son'c articles. 1 am
sorry that the nuestlon which was raised
nolens vole-ns on my part has become so
burning that tho l'lro Commissioner has
had to turn out to extlngulh the flames.
Ilefore his mighty tiozzta engulfs us I
wish again to protest that I did not write
the letur to the ratcatcher or uny part
of It. Lleforo this nuestlon beeomt as
tangled as the lUconlan controversy or
the Junius mystery 1 wish to speak as
follows In Justice to myself and to Mr.
Aided hr Clergyman.
'During tho period of his early admin
istration, when all sorts and conditions
of men were writing him letters, a kind
of Involuntary symposium wus created
a clover leaf commission, consisting of
the Mayor, mjself and the late Hev.
William Morrison, a most learned min
ister, wIioku memory combined the tena
city and ro.idy reference tabulation of
Dr. Poan, the celebrated (ireck student,
and l.irrt M.u-aulay, There was no state
ment or modern phrase In these eccentric
letters that Dr. Morrison could not match
Instantly by quotations or analogies from
the Scriptures, pollto literature or the
"I remember distinctly when the pa
tor of n Creek church In llrooklyn wrote
to Mayor (Inynor a letter complaining
that urchins and loafers annoyed him on
account of his beard when be went to
and from his congregation. He oppealed!
to the Mayor for protection, and tlil '
euer was reau in me presence or nr.
Morrison and myself at the Mayor's i
home. I urged upon the Mayor the ap
polntrnent of a special Kllcen.an to
guard the minister and his beard. I pic
tured to him the possibilities of everlast
ing fame tf he did so
"I shown) him the tendency of Amer
ican men to return to the atavism of
the Indian aborigines and to become
b"itdless r.we. I showed I 1 in that this
epden was allied by a pernicious
fa.t'1 t of shaving the male countenance
. :c -i n l h I sought to maintain would
rci'i . a time In an effeminate race.
In I'ntnr of the Heard.
il i ..it the beard was the most
. iiiii.t nf the human face;
u ii"t- millions of people
' I ' heard "f the prophet
ia- t i
' ol o be.ird themselves:
A - i-t.i nt . Jews and all people
iear the l.lbjan Desert and
' itt " fi.i lion li.ul no doubt
1 r be. nils In imltallon of his
,i it 't w.c. tni'lnt lined by modern
i Unit the beard was the re
be violent exertions of the male
i i! ,
M iv oi
lie female , that it wat, wor-
pi'strved as the badge of:
in i manliness, and tluit h.
'Javie r should uhe this invasion .
to place Mm elf at the head of a
cur ide u.-aitiHt beardless men.
"In pushing 1 wl.-'i to point out to
you that at lb s ver time when we
are wracked by International question"
and bonier wars even the President of
the Cn-ud States stops with bis stag
g'rlng biiri'en to pull and twin the
KHiser's mustache This shows the im
portance of hirsute decoration, hreauv
heretofore the favorite oecupatlon of
American slattsmen has been twisting
the lion's tall."
Stroking his own well protected chin.
Mr. Town twisted bis clrar to the other
corner of bis mouth und went on:
"These arguments made an lnijtr'"slon
on the Mavor until I'r. .Morrison nald.
The quwit.on has already been sritlcd.
In Lev'ib us, trjieteenth chapter, twenty
reventh vetse, Mose. laid down the rules
governing th wearing of the beanl
"Ye shall not round the corners nf
your heads, neither .shult thou mar the
corners, of they beard," '
nibllcul Text t'.rd.
"Mayor Oaynor nelied uian the erudi
tion of tho clergyman und bused hW re
ply to the Oreek Minister oji the Illbllcal
text, unking him if he was sure that
bn had obeyed thn lvlttc.i law. No"
Mr. Towns shook his head rather sadly
"In thla mutter the Mayor did not use
my suggestloiui ut all,
"Such ciitroversles od that," Mr.
Towns continued, "frequently arose and
the Mayor, like Shakespeare and Itabe
lals, appropriated the essence of the
mental exudul litis, us it wus his per
fect rlrht to do. At tlmea our sympo.
iums were vvty strenuous, with cham
pagne to insjilre the umber lliuld from
llenvoltllch's bn.ky stills to Instil emi
tting and dilloMiihy, and tho blond red
Pourbon to give courage und wrath.
Fuch was the preparation for tho putlnt
pad which fie l'lro Commissioner has
jnvoked In il fence
"Iir. M irrlsoti s!i kened and passed
way. Hi" Mavor was takeji from our
mlntl ain I .ilniio am lt.fi lo record
thCM' t,i. gs hefotf i,isslng conteui-poiarlc-
n.ikti It Impossible, to tlx the
txii' stilus of the Immortiil pm-huo
piilnii,'! ext iaoitlcl.il cories.ondence uf I
the glut .Ma vor."
II A VY VETERANS AT DINNER.
Ciii rimol Post Met Item Thrilling
Memories nf Mobile lln
Mi nbfi - nt ih' I'atiagiil Naval I'nst,
N O It , and their wives, sons,
i c vi ters gr.iinlsons and granddaugli
t' ut ihe'r iiiinuul dinner lust night
! t .i SI I i lih lintel,
' n lirisi .H, mil nf the two survivors
ov Hie 1 1 w ol fie "ciieesi box on a iiift"
M'Jiiiioi, .I'lilil nut attend. ll wrote 1
troin II iTiiiiton. Va tint he wanted to I
teady to c through the Panama Canal
oti tin. Hist warship that makes, the trip
nt t tie I'lvitultiiii of I'ncb Sain and could
iiot risk the Journry to Nw Ym k.
I. nil year tlm mil call Is smaller, hut
there were moio than thirty gray haued
veteiaiix present last night, and tiny all
had stories to fell of Mobile Hay and
New Orleans, when the United States
t.nvy was made up of every conveitlbk
craft from Maine to the Chesapeake nnd
the aood chips Westlleld and J. P. Jack
noli of the Jeisey city ferries wne mas
querading as ilrtiidiiouBhts.
8. C. Van Tassel commander of the
post, presided. Sky Pilot Jones of tho
Central Mothodlat Church, Hubert A.
CallMlian ind Ocirg lllulr spoke after
"LIAR" TO MOSS BY HEAD OF B. R. T.
ALMOST TURNS HEARING
Contlnue.1 from Fttnl Vaut-
tint, lilri ivml. Who
i Minin one sain tne inn, ninny niurru
I man with the flushed fnei, nnl Much
J ilerliy hut olrURRllnB tliroiiRli the prow
i Juki uiitxlilc the room the object of Mr.
Aloif. nrath wan formerly cniinsM to
tin; Public .Scrvlco Commission. The man,
who proved latir to bo (Irosvrnor II,
H.icktiM of KiiKlPWood, h lawyer with
nlllceH fit 16 Hroad Ktreet, who had done
sotnr InveKtlxutlnK for White Cn;
eli "' tlir lute .1. I Morgan when
the Pujo coiiimlttee wan HlttJliK, wii be-
,n(f ,,,.,,,.,,.,, from fKrp,!, ,,y lc crwd
k, t10 )inIli ,,y r,cited reuorterit unrl by
roininlttetinen, who ilemanilod npoloirlti.
mo of the committeemen suggested
I Mhf'irlftllfirtoruM unit llhnllv il John f)oe
xubHina wim ngrced upon to rlnch their
uarry, who was thm almmt pinned
aKalimt the wall Jupt outalilo the door.
"This Is Jut n I expected," iald Hen-
'utor Thompson when the nubptcnu was
.htviiI, the man refUKlng to K've Ii'.h
. tit.ta "t fiit.l II, Utintn Pltmn.-.. rnm
nltto ,iml R(Km ait w reaChed these
secret archives there would be nn ex
plosion." "littler get a license from tho Iloxtng
Commission," somo one suggested. And
Mr, Moss, who by this time was cool und
collected, said :
"Well, we've opened up n roooanut to
day" llackn Pot an MsjiiU.
lie had, hut all tho Inwards were not
spilled until later. Mr. llackus was the
first witness of thu afternoon and a
Jifh Wlllardllkc sergeant at arms stood
at h's elbow. He said In reply to Mr,
Mos that he had attended the commit
tee seloiiH for two weeks becatu-e he
was Interested, At that particular mo
ment he seemed to bo nervous. Lator
on his voice had quite u perceptible
tremulo. Mr, Moss reminded him that
ho had applied a certain epithet to him
an hour befoie. Tho witness admitted
he had. Hut said he:
"I have made nn apology to Mr. Moss
and he has accepted It. I prefer not to
Mr. Moss turned him over to Senator
Thompson. The latter wan obdurate.
Such language and so embellished, tin
Insisted, wns not only against tho com
mittee's counsel but against the com
mittee. So Mr. Hackus elucidated by
saying tho tfinark he had passed to a
friend going out was. "Isn't lie Mr.
Mo1 n blank loafer" Hut "blank"
didn't fcatlrfy Senator Thompson. Mr.
Hackus tidmltted "damn" then, but de
nied he had gone as far as Mr. Moss's
original repetition f the epithet.
Whereupon be :imI the Senator dis
coursed on the definition of "loafer."
which dlcs!on was followed by Mr.
Hackus making a sort of round robin
"Pld you hear Col. Williams call m
a l ar7" asked Mr moss.
No, I did not." be replied, having
stated' that the reason he used the epl-)a
thsl applied to Mr. Mo-s was Tjectusc
0f the hitter's "ungentlemanly treat-
ment" of Col. William and the "aspcr
wlnns" cast upon Mayor Oaynor by "un
fair, uncomplete questions" n'ked of
witnesses. Mr Mns rem irked that the
chairman might Just as well understand
"what we are up against." and Mr.
Hackus was asked if he had not refcred
at a previous sesjim to Sen itor Thomp
son as a "blackguard." lie said be mlfht
have, and added ; "I Irive felt so at
times. I really don't remember. Hun
dreds of things have been said In this
Wllllntns Htlll Urnth.
"Mr. ''h.ilrman. ' announced M -. M-, ;
"we might as well nip this thing In the!
"I tb.nk 't ought -o tie nippeil," re
plied til" chalriTi'in.
So Col. Williams was called Ills
wrath was tmouldcrlnc
"At the close of the session this morn-
ng" said Mr. Moss, "while the rom -
tnlttee was Hill In the room, didn't oii
.-f,me to me In a public wny und threaten,
m" with a suit-
"No. 1 didn't," flared back i ol M1P
lam.'. "Let nie tr 11 jou " tpolnHnf
with his linger at Mr. Morjt
' "AnniMe llie nllesllntl." ordered Sella-
I tor Thompson. "You can evpl ilo I itei "
' "Then you don't wind the truth." le-
torleil t'te )llieS.
rvi. Williams then admitted that "in
stiltance" he hd threatened Mr. .Mo:
"Not fur the questions mi asked." .ild
the wllness, "but for the slanderous,
unJUM, ireaii, unfair ltisintntlon you
had passisl. I tHilnted lo an article in
a New- York morning newspaper and
said If you said what wus In that article
it was a dainmd He."
"You answer the questions. Oil. Will
tans," Senator Thompson cmiunanded
'id the witness continued, the sergeant
h' amis giving evidence of pri.paied
t.ess "I'll answer .is I pleate," shouted the
"I'm lint going to fool with this situ
"Fooling with It is the last thing I
w.int done, but I won t allow my corp.
ration or mvself as an Indlvldu il to be muting a formal offer embod.ving Ibein. j after t.ikm-; the names which vvue wln--Insiilteil
by anv legislative commlttie."! inink Mr. Wlllrox regatd.-d the loiter ! feted to th-m by till v tneti who rr.
Now, I'ol, Williams, I am very cteil,"
said Mr. Moss,
"Yes, dishonest men are sometimes
coohr Ihun honest men,''
"Hid du mean to say that I am dls
I onen and you are honesty
"The statement us a genera remark sli.inis, Ti-Mlinnnv.
Is true, I think.
Mr. Moss then repeated ro. Will-1 Th.i unsigned letter was the subject
lams's lutigiiage which .irlglnullv pro- , "f Mr. Shonfs's v.im'.nalloti In tin- uf
vnlted the storm. "I am li-IHng tho I ternonn afler the daik hluu hfiii had'
ti nth." shouted Col. Willlanih. "I did I
not call vou a damned liar. I said If i
ou said what was In the article then
what !"ii said was u damned lie. And
I am inclined to think newspaper men
tell the truth."
At this point three or four of the
dramatis s-rsnnie tried to talk at unc"
mid the stenographer ihiew up his pen
cll In disgust. When the p ncll was
going again Col. Williams wat saying
to Ml. Moss. "You liHik.rl hot ami
Ilnw Vol lrnltl.
"It's unforlUliule," mild Mr Alrnt,
that our acquaintance begun this way.'
tin- Colonel, "I b.
spade a spade."
flue event followed another so
tiulckly," continued the counsel, "that
Ihere seemed to be nn attempt to break
I up the session. Col, Williams started
"That'll nuother damnable
"Were you ever a Colonel?"
"Yef, on Oov. Hill's staff."
"liver command a regiment
"Well, that's all."
"I have met logger men
Williams." said Mr. Moss
'I may !
slugged and held .lecnuutablc, Inn
iii.lllu.r f'nt U'llllnmu in... il... 11 t, H'
can d -ti-r nie liy suits or thieutH of
violence. You cm go ahead and sue.
Col. Williams, und get vnur iishIsimiiIm
to do anything you want. Wo seem to
huve struck il tender liervn lo-d,iy."
Whereupon Col, Williams huinched
Into a passionate defence or himself
aid his company, In ginning with tho
statement that a man's lepuiatinn and
honesty were most sacred, He blasted
"Intangible und indefinite emaiiailous"
fioin the coninilllee to the newspapers
Hi. said when he was called tn the Hi, mil
before It was 'painful" for the cnmiiill
leu to hear him. Senator Thompson or
dered Ihut part stricken from the rec
ord, Col, Williams Hild whether it was
painful or not it seemed to weary thn
"Now for a whole month," he went
on," this commltteo has had Investigators
In our office irolnit through over) thins,
even my personal flies. What they
found out I don't know, but they
haven't found and won't find even a
suggestion of graft, crookedness or any
thing that s-.ivors of nrotiB doing."
Col. Williams related his sldu of thn
reread fracas, lie ns president of the I
H It. T. wiw going to reply to the "foul
Insinuations" In the Wfty they oppealed
to him. "You haven't got a slnglo Item
of any kind to Juxtlfy It," ho shouted,
referring to tho morning newspaper quo
tation of Mr. Moss to the effect that tho
latter expected to prove tho Williams
bonus: came out of the million dollar
credit allowed by the city for a right
of wny through tho H. ft. T.'s yard at
Thirty-eighth street, llrooklyn.
"Are you golnff to control lilmT" dc
maistnl Senator Uiwwn.
"I wish you'd let him nlone," nsserted
Mr. Mow. "I know where the suspicion
lies now. A man who si art a :i thing
llko thla needn't complain."
Col. Williams read front a steno
graphic report of nn Interview In his
offlo yesterday morning, In which one
of tno committees Itivestlgiitors wms
(tuotest as denying that ho had found
nnthlng to justify Mr. Moks's published
statement about the Williams Ismus. "I
have tho authority of sour Inveitlgutor," I
lie said. "If you gave out such u itiMe-i
mcnt. It lsi a damned He. 1 koa It again."
senator Thompson said It was linma- i
terlal what Col. Williams's Ideas of the
committee, nervonallv were, anil shut '
off the H. It. T. otllclal, who w.i then!
saying: "You're not going to hear me, I
nre you? What you said ti few niluuUH
ago you didn't mean !"
Turn to ORIrlnl lliistness.
Tlie commltteo then turned to lt of
At the morning nolon Klngs'.ey Mar
tin, who was appointed by Mayor Hay
nor to study tho Iiitcrboniugh's subway
offerH after tho Shoiits-Towiut-Caindiell
visit to St. Jameti, lestllled nboul his
knowledge of the visits as conveyed by
conxersatlons1 with Mr, dayuor and Mr.
Shonts. Mr. Martin said he visited Col.
Williams und arranged an Interview be
tween Mayor Oaynor nnd the latter. Ho
also saw Mr. Shonts about the plan 13
divide the transit Held between ttie In
terborough and H. It, T., o tho au
thority of Mayor Oaynor, which ulti
mately resulted In thn H. It. T. enter
lm; tho Held and the birth of the dual
subway system. Mayor Oaynor's Idea,
ho ild, was to get for u slnglo faro
as much transinrttitlon as possible.
The letter which Secretary Whitney (
brought to the hearing had all shades
of linporttiuce nnd significance attached
to It by the commlttie. It was a ten-
tatlve draft of a proposed plan drawn
fiioiutt inter u eenen "i ,
subway conferences with Clialrman II-,
htm If. lllcox of the Public SerMce
Commission. It Involved the expenditure
i,, fiioius uiier a st-rie.-. ..i ,
no city money, private eap.tal only.
It was dated March II, IJH', was un
. i nn in,,. - .....
signed uin did not get Into the lite of
the Public Service Commission except In .
memorandum reference. Mr. Whitney 1
said Mr. Wllleox regarded II as personal
because It was not part of any tormal I
application of the Interborough. The i
Plan which It embodied, known at the
time ns the "Informal proposal," was
discussed, but the letter was never made ,
pub'ic. That feature annoyed the com
mittee. Mr. Moss pointed out this chronology
as significant: March ?2. 1H10, mi un
signed proposal to build th Mihwuyi
with Interborough money ; April :i, the
visit of Messrs. Shonts, Towns and
lllcox dropping out of tho tran-lt nego-
tlatlons mure or less after that, und
then the Interborough offer of July 5,
It'll), embodying the expenditure of city
money and Interborough money.
.Mr Whitney admitted that after the
liitihlgned letter Mr. Wlllco did take a
I less active part, but he issented tho
insinuation or -.-eerei arcoivcs inane oy
.-cnutor l.iwson regarumg nie , wn i
unsigned letter. Die proposition of July
''. be said, came to the Piddle S-ervlce
fommission through Mavor Oaynor.
.' "' ' . ""."'- "' -''""".:' I
III K"U lilt ntl.Ii.I U IIltMlill illlT-l 1411-
signed proposition"" Mr. Moss asked
I "No. sir."
"hid .vim ever learn 7'
"l think Mr. Wllleox told m Mr.
! Shouts had ! en down."
' .No s,,.,.rtM. ( iit Whltnev.
Sei-reiarv Whitney s,ld there was no
siciecy alout thu commission's flies, ',
caltnl atlititlon ! tho fact that he was
the one who told Mr Moss ulmut the tin- '
slgiml letter and uttered t" bring II over. I
lie offered to take tho afternoon off and
let the commit tco appoint a nili-eoin- '
, tnlttee fo ev. unlne ,-verv thing In the
cieiiiiilsslon's safis. II" also olfcr'-d
! Seiiiitnr Thompson all the help he might
iie.d in th- way of letters, tiles, ilo.-ii-infills,
.1c. If the Senator w-antnl to
. put ll'm O'lt nf office.
"As I understand this letter," ti-stllled I
Mr. Whitney, "It Is :i draft of a letter I
given to Mr. Wllleox bv Mr. Shonts as
1 think this letter with funic changes ! H-eated Tlnv ibd tint find the nliigid
represented Mr. Wlllcov's Ideas und Mr. I p-opiietur, fur wlioin they li.i.l u war
Shouts wauled hl .iiinrov.il before sub-' rant The raiders left with their ,i.-s
"Isn't It true that the Interbotoquh
cnnlereiices wi-re carried on with the
Mayor Mib-equenlly t"
"That Is my understanding;."
Settled somewhat. Mr Shunts, bad t.il
through it all without a gas mask and
smiled affalil.v during most "f his in
quisition. Mr Shonts said his luihlglnd
letter followed probably twenty confer
ences ut Mr. Wlllcox's house. He In
sisted Il was not neci ssurlly it statement
of what the lallrniil would do. but what .
he understood the Public Service Com
niliislun would ucct pt If such un offer
"I hadn't taken It up with our penp)
I th.nk I could have put It through if I
had had their O K. tlrst." I
Mr Moss emph isiid the fact that i. ,
though Mr. Shouts had made two olfer i
to I. mid the subways with private cupl-1
tal before the unsigned letter prnp.n.il'
In ' ilureii- to lniK,i tho July ft offer
which provided for the city speeding.
"Ilnw dated oil make such a pruno-1 '
lion without an inidi i standing when th
others were thrown In the basket'"'
"I supposu wo did have an undir
standing. I liuagitin the understanding
grow out of my conversation with Mr.
Martin and Mr. Iimcrenll I (lie nth.
I Oaynnr intermediary I."
, "Then you got tho Mayor to put u '
"I thoiignt we had t'le support ol" t.iei
"Mr. Shonts, how did you convert !..
Mr. Shunts showed Ins only excite.)
ment -il this point. "Through the fuels
and llgiires In our ntllcc," he replied i
01 and again he said he had "simile 1 '
the Mayor at a distant c," fur which tln-l
company voted him u bonus, he sm.
lligly udmllleil. And when Mi, .Muss
Insisted again, "How did ,vou couveit
tlie .vi.iynr .mi-. Miiitits simply turned
the palms of his hands upward and nut
Hiird. pointing to Mr. Martin.
Mr Shniitji said hi. Ih-st knew "how- ,
the dual svstem w.ih Imiii'' through ih;
fesllmotiv of Mr. Muitln and Col Will.
I.nns When thn Intel borough dropped
out of the negotiations ,-iftcr .Mayor
Oaynor tiud Comptroller I'lendetgast
"Hopped' in llii I, Mr Shunts: t-ulil, It
was through Samuel Ilea, Seth liw ami
.Mm K, in ll'llrlcii thai Iho luleibiirougli
came back into the situation nn part of
the dual system, ,
When Mr Moss took up euirnlnlnij
INTO AFFRA Y
Col, Wllllnnis other than nbout that
"damned He," Ire iiclli'd the "doughty
Colonel" what he meant when Piesldent
William wrote to .Mr. Morrlsey In
roference to thn "brunch olllce" of the
IntetlniioiiKh III City 1 l.ill nvnnlnK
Mayor Oaynor. Col. Williams mid he I
meant to say the Mayor espoused the
raue of , tho lntc thorough In tho mbway
negotiations iiKaltiet tho H. H. T. Ho
nUo recalled the Martin visit to him at
which tho conipiomlso offer of the
Mayor's, out of which tho dual system
grew, was broached.
"Did j on mean tn Insinuate," asked
Mr. Mo., "that the Mayor opposed any
thing tti.it was not Interborough""
"1 didn't Insinuate it. I ald f. Ilo
actually took a hostile attitude. He got
up In public nnd said we hail no money,
were a ramshackle old railroad with
small equipment and that generally w
wero the scum of the earth. Thu Msyor's
public opposition did not develop
seriously until after the Martin .Ter
nnd Its refusal by the It. 11. T. Soon
nfter our tironosltlon was submitted.
early In the spring of tll, the Mayor
,uij show opposition and It continued to
"You thought the Interborough was
using Major Uaynor?"
"Well, I thought at the time tney were
working In collusion In harmony, I
"You mean In collusive harmony""
Well, In harmony. Tliafs stilllclent.
The Public Service Commission w.in
dealing with the Interborough and the
Mayor was dealliw Independently of the
Public Service Commission."
In connection with the Williams letter
to Mr. Morrlsey. James I,. Quackenbush.
counsel to the Interboroiwh, said he re
memberifl denouncing It at the time.
Mr, Mow w.ih asking Mr. Shonts about
"agreements" Involving thu H. U. T.
and Mr. Cjuackeaibush lnterrupte.1 to sa
he had said that tinder no clicumstnnccs
would the Interborough go Into any
agreement with the U. It. T. Ho said he
thought Col. Williams mistaken In his
fncts In the letter.
Senator Thompson adjourned the
hearing until Friday mornljic. when a
public discussion of tho committee's re
port will be held.
Secretary Whitney sent a letter to
Frank Mos last night referring to his
testimony about tho Shonts unsigned let
ter which he had testified was not known,
tn the Hoard of Kstliiulo. He Included
araBr.,,,h froni u report by Msrs.
.ri.,,ew,Ft and McAneny of January 5,
1511i ln w),tf, the letter was mentioned,
Tn ,,ar!li;r.iph states that Chairman
will,.,, and Mr. Shonts having met upon
,,,,, ,.hventlal features of tho plan of,
..rc, i.,o. Mr. Willeox was surprised
.Mnrc,, 1H10. Mr. Wlllcox was surprised
n(.lir of . July ofrrr ,(f ,lul 5,.ar
whwh lMn,nir,r, the surprising sugnes-
.. . ,, ,,. Menslons be con-ttticte.l
In. I tiM,. nulnliu he eon tt'lK'tetl
. -nv fon.N. with
uieiuhll III." ,-i.lie i OHIO-
certain guarnntres by the c!t
DENTAL COURSE AT COLUMBIA.
I'nciiltr nt Medical sa'hool
proves Trusters' I'lnn.
The faculty of the medical nhool of
of dentlslrj tiroposol n tne
The medical faculty not only approved
the plan to make a dentistry school an
adjunct of the College of Physicians and
Surgeons, tun nbo went on record In
favor of tin- plan to make (he first two
,vear In the iniiiicu course nimn in an.
liir,rljUr8 fm. Hi,,detit of dentistry and 1
students taking tho regular course In
medicine or "iirgerv Sttidents eniersug
the school of dentistry, like thos,. enter
ing the mt-dlc.il Imol, will lie required
to show that they have completed
thrto veils of coll, ge work or have
p.iss.-l with suveiitv-lwo credits In Co
lumbia Colli ge.
According to the plans, for the dental
schi-ol no work In dentistry will begin
until the third venr. when ttie technical
I luofissloiial ciimses will he nftered.
w., ..,, rU
It Is prob
able that the school will be istabllsheil
as soon as tho tiscss.ir funds have
If the school of medicine recelvis
women students, according lo present
plans, women will also take the eoiir-e
POLICE CHOP WAY INTO CLUB.
Find Urn. I nrd l'n tiles in,,
Itlicloc S(.i., ),., Srl..,
Jerev cotinti'itei's levinl tl" laoi' ar
sound of cluqiii'iiiT wio.l at '" 1 -.v siriit
it their hnmettoing Inair vet.-rd.iv ' ut
oils ones tnv etinlisl ,iin fiiljltd a squid
of deleillve.- tinder liiss-ctnr liw-.er
using axes on a ilir leading to the si-
When the iletei lives uot III tll'V loll' I
tln-y s.i.v, tlve
card table.t, a pool fa) 'e
t fidgeting on thi e. ni.il in. I ihnd firm's
I Ml tne wall of fine of the lli.illls w .1
a cerllfic.itc of ItH'orp.il'.ili.m nf the Mar
bet UorUeis I'limn d iteil J.inuuiv 17
I!' I'l. Tims" iiies.iit vinl they did i.nt
lalmiR to the union
The police say that ,li.t. e l'l.it7 k
recently denied an unpin-1' "n for an
Junction t-i resti;,,', f,.. uuihnrillrs f i-m
lllterferm w th fie place
G r'a f o n o 1 a? ;
QOME to this store. Listen .
I to both. Test t hum; com
( p:trc them tiny way you wish.
; That is the way to buy.
i Compare the service, the,
j prices, the records, the cabi
nets. Find out what liberal ;
terms can be arranged.
Buy your records of us, ,
Come in often and hcjir the I
new ones. We are always
glad to play them for you. j
$15 to $200
10-inch Albums, 12 pages, 05c. i
IZ-inch Albums, 12 pages, 85c,
Operatone Needles, pkg.of 100, 5c,
kjlll In fiCili Mt
l. v In 3J
NOV HUNTING DOWN
MORE FALSE HEIRS
State II Pius of Other Frauds
Tlmn Kffort to (Jet
LAWYKHS UNDKK STl'hY
lteprientatlviw of the Attorney-Oen-
ral said yesterday that the present week
might see further Important develop
ments tu tho Investigation Into tho "fake
heir" game, whereby Inroads have bctn
made upon the $2,000,000 fund In is
usslon of the Stnto from the estates of
pen-ons wlro have tiled without unv
Alllioiwh tunning could dednltely be
said nbout uny case except that III which
Charbx IMwIn Summers, lawyer nnd
writer, Is tinder ball, charged with sub
ornation of perjury, and Mark .1. Jordan,
actor. Is In th It.iynmnd .street Jail,
HrooUyn, charged with perjuty, there
wero Intimations that n ise was under
tn situation ln niiother county and that
ii ftudy was lielng tivulo of men w'io
m:ike a practice of HiuHiik mhlng hel -s
It could not be learned If any case ,n
Manhattan was under inquiry.
"We expift Mmu impnrMtit affidavits
In another ivise early In the coming
week." Kild lVpmy Attorney-Oeneral
Charles J. Masoni) last nisht. "Sum
mi is Is not Involved In tills matter,
other lawyers arc under quejtlon "
.Man) HrlrlrM Kststes.
No one yesterday could estimate what
amount of money uii'cnipulous attor
neys and accomplices could have ob
tained either from the State or from the
City Ch.unberluln of New York tn the
tost twenty-tlve years. It him long been
the law that tho estate of all persons
dying Intestate without known heirs
should go to tho State Treasury or under
some clictimMances to tho City Cham
berlain. This money Is held In n sep
arate fund and lw paid out when lawful
heirs appear. The estates thus seques-
(pr(., nn, nH n nI,. seldom
(),., toon or I.VOOrt and often r
few hundreds. There aro many of them
The exposure of the elTort to get the.
estate of Thomas O'Keeffe, It was said
yesterday, was due to blunders by the
I fit. .rr.. ,.., In i ia t,...n .....
f ,3 45i;
I . clriiinlt r
3a after nil expenses were paid.
sum ultimately was tald bv Putille
h H ..... n . I- , ..,. . ..... ...
-r .. .,. . Vfr.r;.' "
(roller About thn-) years later "John
i amptrt ll." a resident of Newark, as he
sal.l. petitioned the Surrogate's Court In
Kings lounty to be declared the heir.
He said that ho wis the son of Katherlim
O'Keeffe, sister of Tliom is O KeefTe. w is)
bad been married to John Campbell In
liel.ind. Ills mother, ho said, died at
w ls watfM overboard from the
ship Albert Lewlh m a voy.igo around ng. A committee of twrntv w.is up-an-
Horn. James Pill, an old shipmate, pointed to act on all complaints specify
',, aU,' "'o tragedy, und so did mg that union conditions are Iwlng vlo
I'cter H.nry, the .!. p a cook, now res,-1 Jated.
"THE BIG STORE."
IIXTM AVE- ISnTO If OTWcrr
Our Printed Word
Your Personal Visit
offerings, which arc merely suggestive of thousands of
other reasons why you should pay Greenhut's a PERSONAL
One personal call here is worth pages of advertising
hints:. It demonstrates, as, nothing else can possibly do.
what an important factor The Big Store is in HELPING
YOU TO SAVE MONEY ON THE BEST MODE RATI.
PRICED MERCHANDISE IN THE WORLD.
For Monday's Shoppers at Greenhut's.
llr.'ititilul I'l lliroitls of Crepe de Chine, Taf
feta H.ndVr.sIiaPlt: hatins; newest colors, ut
Vlliroiils of otilty f'ntfiin S"
mimes ,Mmiij!i, ut x
l.ntr-st Sprine Mlllinrrj stlcs tlistiiit;iiisieJ no less for their cleitmice
Inr (heir piactii-al cliaracier; St Sf7 rrfi SI A
Wnmrn's I mlcrinii.slins a nmkei's sample line nt NinhfEowiis. I'otfi
routs, Knii lnpc ( licmlscs, Comhiniillons anil Camisoles; nU'ely
mude of Cambric and Nainsook, prettily trimmed nith laces rQ
and ciiibtniderics; uual scIHiir prices to $1,50; at i OK.
!)c Crnslt Towrlinc
.'i'Jc and iite Scnrfs and I enlrrplfcfs
I'asliiiinnlilc Sprlna Siiilt. (nr vnmien and misses; notable
in newest styles and fabrics;
prices for Monday are
Sl.l'J Hrd ( nmforlrrs covered
Srrini: wticl.t; sale Munduy at,
While Cnaiml llcilsleuds- in all
Anwrivan Mndv loyal Wilton Ituys in a Great Salv
Specially Priced an Follow:
Huns in sic J7M inclics, ,at
IMJ fl for
Sl.2. ImporO'd Sroli'h
Madras t urlains pair
Sl..'i(i lionna l.arrt. in- jl
lulus pair tJtUtt
LI-.T US liSTIMATI- ON VOPK Sill' COVl-Hs. AW MNf.s AM)
SHADPS I OH SUMMhK.
"Wi-nr Kvrr" Aliiinlniim Wart' in a (Jrviit Sitlt Scores of .speiials,
headed uiili an nfTcriim nf $1.15 Altiitiinuin llerlin Sauce I'an mt
Marilt Suit- nf Cliinii Wiiro Conlinuos Tnninrrow, v. till extra special
values in lllniur Sels, "Odd" I'lwcs of t hina und Hiinil-Puinted
Abo a special nITeriiiK "f Cul (iIiish Arlitlt, includins Cflorv Tr.us
Vtisi's, Jiiks. Spoon Holders, HuMit Hall Disltos, Nuppii- $'- Vv
nnd Candy Tra -usually priced to $2.95; each, at X0
AN P.XCI-PTIONAI. LIST OP SPLCIALS IN
(.HOCl'KILS. VINHS AND LIQUORS FOR MONDAY.
Detail of the almre salvn printed In our adtertimnivnt in
todaii'H World, American, Herald and Times. i
Double HC Cicen Trading Slumps
dent at St. Louli, and Philip Shea. There
were affidavit by Pill, Henry and
Surrotrato Ketcham after hearing the
ivldoncu declared that John Campbell
viisj t.ho rightful heir.
Tnnglr Aronara Snaiilclnn.
Onu or two thltiKS nt the heating did
not satisfy Mr. Masone and the Stale
ippviiltst, chiefly t(l get tlm to Investl
raie. Theio wiw nR'htlott In the lestl
niouy of the partition suit of Campbell
s. Campbell, heaid In llrooklyn on Jan
uny SI, 191.1. (!K- of the Jiattles In I hut
suit was named John Campbell, and
viuie one wiii signed that name renilvcd
3,.ino from tho City Chamberlain by or
iter of tho court. Charles ICdwIn Sum
tiers was that man's attorney. Thl
oiild have been all rlgt-t If Mr. Mason"
ad not heard of an odd tangle. At
tempts were made to show that John
Campbell had married Kathe liu
'Kecff In Ireland.
Th proof furnlshtd war. a marriage
tertlllcatc written In a Iwok of English
setmons. Hut th' book was printed fif
teen years after tho marriage. A wittiest,
rctntmberul afterward that tho certifi
cate was only u copy, the orlglu.it halng
been dcstrood, but Mr. Masonn had
heard enough. He began to Investigate
Campbell's statement. The man had
sworn that ho had lived In Newark. A
very respectable old lady who owns a
home at the number glvn vowed that
no such man hail ever lived there. An
other nddres was at Ieonla Height,
This turned out to be the home address
of Lawytr Summers himself. There was
some further questioning, and at lost the
supposed Campbell broke down and raid
that he was Jordan, member of a re
spectublo family of Mount Vernon, uctor
and wanderer generally. Ills confesflon
Implicated Summers, who was arrestod.
NASSAU BLENDS ITS VOICES.
filer Club .Hlnst With That of Sea
men' t'hnrch Institute.
The Princeton University Olei Club
cum up to New York hurt evening to
sing Hongs with tho glee olub of the
Seamen's Church Instltuto In South
street. Somo 200 IVInceton alumni and
gueets wero present with more than 300
Tho concert had been arranged by
New York alumni of Princeton, chief
among whom was George W. Hurlelgh.
Among those present wero Mr. nnd Mrs.
IVImund K Haylels, Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Oreon. Major Francis O. Iandon, prtwl
dont of the New York Princeton Club;
Charles Itjtkor, Mr. and Mrs. Klllot C
It. U-ildlaw and Mr. and Mrs. Theodore
CL0AKMAKERS UPHOLD UNION.
Decide at Merttntr to Insist nn
At a meeting In Rtuyvesant Casino so
crowded that imjIIco aid was necessary
to keep order 420 shop chairmen repre
senting 16,000 cloakmakers employed In
thn rl.ink suit n ml ulfir-t Irmln .t.M,..t
. esterday to maintain union conditions
In their shops In spite of the abrogation
of tho pence protocol with the manufiu:
Itesolutlons to uphold the union were
adopted and It was agreed that the IS,
000 cloakmakers employed In shops not
I In tho manufacturers' association will
al.n tit- tVirtwk mhmunnli.il ... tl... am.
flow Under One Root
Our Advertising can
not possibly do justice
to the numberless at
tractions to be found in
Day by day wc give
vou news of snecial
so nr s rv-
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Persian design silkoliiie; S-J
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