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Slio Writes Thnt, Late Mnyoi1
Must Have JWulsctl the
b'crpent'H Head."
Tlic late Mayor Oaynor's. widow, Mrs.
AugusU C. Gaynor, lrpllcd yesterday
to Dock Commissioner It. A. C. Hmlth'ii
letter In tier expressing tlio slnccro ro
Bret of Mayor Oaynor's frlenda over
Insinuations emanating from tlio
Thompson legislative committee. Mrs.
Gaynor wrote that sho could only tlilnk
that lipr husband ttiu't tiavo "bruised
the (.rriionl'it head" to call forth tills
"venomous attack upon lilt Rood name
when lio ran no longer defend him
self." Mayor Gaynor, alio Mild, not only
ltuiovcrlslied lilt estate, out gave Mh
llfo for tlio peoplo of New York.
Shortly after tlio letter was published
yesterday afternoon the Mayor Oaynor
Memorial Association, In meeting at 100
II road way. eubserlbed to a statement
adopted by the executive committee and
spread on the minutes defending tlio late
executive mid list-ailing tlm methods, of
tlio Thompson committee as regards tlic
"anonymous gossip nnd scandal" per
niltted In tli! testimony for the com
mittee's record. The ntntcment was
HlRiied liji Ardolpli 1. Kline, Archibald
It. Watson. It. Hnss Appleton. Frank
Tucker, Chailes Sleekier, Ilotiert Adam
win, T. O. McGill. .lumen rlpoyrr and
It. A. C. Smith, chairman of the asso
ciation. Test of Mntrmrnt.
The statement reads:
The Mayor Gaynor Memorial As
sociation feels convinced that tlio late
Mayor Gaynor needs no defence be
fore tho peoplo of Now York, riiioiir
whom he lived and In whose service
ho practically gavo his llfo. Hut thta
association dclrcs bolenmly and pnli
llely to record Its deep tcsentmont and
dltapproval of tho methods of public
Inquiry which by permitting as testl
tnony tlw repetition of anonymous
gossip and scandal tends to discredit
tho memory of a man deserving only
tho honor and gratitude of our city
and State.
Such attack by Innuendo aro until
clently reprehensible, where tho Indi
vidual concerned !h allvo and able to
face his tradueers. Tho offence can
not bo too strongly condemned b. nil
fair minded men and women where
the victim Is dead.
The exchaiiEC of letters between Mrs,
Gaynor and Dock Commissioner Sni'th
occasioned a wordy conflict between the
Commissioner and -"rank Moss, counsel
to tho Thompson committee. Mr. Smith
In his communication to Mrs. Gaynor
referred to the committee's methods as
unfair and unjust. Mr. Moss countered
by recltlnR Mr. Smith's association with
tho Intcrborough-Metropolltan company,
with Thomas '. Hyan and, he said, with
former City Chamberlain Charles 1 1.
Hyde. Mr. Smith declared tho latter
statement "a damned lie," but "without
reflecting on Mr. Hyde."
Mm. Gnynor's Letter.
Mrs. Gaynor's reply in Commissioner
Smith from Dccpwclls, tho Gaynor
home at St. James, I.. I follows:
Dear Mn. Smith: It was with a
great deal of emotion that I read
your letter aUmt my husband, for tlio
family baa suffered much In silence,
and It Is Rood to know that there arn
still friends left who are ready and
willing to defend him. There was no
dishonor in his life ho left no stain
upon hla name and I can only think
that ho must have "bruised the ser
pent's head" very severely to call
forth this venomous attack upon his
Rood name, when he can no longer
defend himself.
My husband not only Impoverished
his estate, but hp gavo bis llfo to the
people of New York; they arn Just
and fair, and I cannot but feel that he
will llvo Ioiir In their hearts and
minds us mi uprlsht man who was
unafraid. Sincerely yours.
AvursTA c. G.w.vor..
"I am heattlly In sympathy with
every one who feels sorry nisi regretful
oer tho bringing out of the name of
Mayor Uaynor and otluiH In the Inves
tigation," said Mr. Moss. "Tlio naming
of Individuals, however, has been done by
nitnes.-es. In every case, and not by coun
tel or tho committee."
The Thompson committee Is scheduled
to reconvene again this morning to take
up the trail of tho messenger who told
Col. Timothy S. Williams of the 11. It. T.
that a leitaln public ofhvial'rt support
for the H. It. T.'s subway proposal in
1M1 could bo obtained for fiu,onn,
Mervlce llnnrd AVanta lUpliinn t Ion
of "Oilier Simpeiiaf" Ileum,
Another demand upon the Intiibor
ourIi ItaplU Transit Cuuipany for a com
deto explanation of tlio "other su.t
pctnio" account which the company has
carried cm Its books In connection with
tho dual system rontiacts was m.iiu
ycstirday by tho I'ubllu Service Com
mission. This tit-maud was inadu on
motion of Commissioner Ilervey after
an ln cMlt;.!t tun of the statement llb-d
by the company In lesponso to the do
inand of the commission on Match &.
The total amount of the Items In tho
"other Biispciifo" account was L',t..'l,
8S3.DI. Tho company tiled a statement
showing lh.it l,'.'06,CG".u7 'had been
charged out of the account, tnat Is,
finally distributed to permanent ac
counts, but falling to show tho Ui inn
tvhlcli made up thlu amount. Certain
lum,' sums included iern also not Item
ized. The statement Hliowcd further
that there in fcllll u balauco of 1577.
In the "other suspense" account,
but thcro was nothlu; to Indicate lioiv
thta total was arrived at.
Commissioner llirvey's motion was
fop a new order to the luterlwrough
calling for this detailed Information.
OrsanUalliin Plnnned to Work for
That Kntl.
Ileujainlii Marsh, bend of an or
ganUatlon to reduce rents, announced
yesterday that a luncheon would be held
Saturday at Stewart's rentauiant In
Park place for tho purpose of foimlng
an organization to tuko steps towaid re
capturing tho dual subway system for
the city at the earliest postdhlo time.
The committee, which also Includes
Krederlck C. Howe and .lobu ., Hopper,
In Its announcement of tho meeting
points to tlio disclosures of tho Thomp
son legislative committee us indicating
the necessity for iluvlstng ways and
means of recovering tlio subway lines
for tho iety beforo the expiration of Ihu
clty'a leases with tho rallioud companies.
Woman liiinlld IIbiik llrraelf,
Mrs. Caroline llllln.nu, r.5. toniioltlud
mlelilo jesterday morning by bunging
bemelf from a beam in tho cellar of her
homo nt Hi) Diifllold stieot, Wooklyn.
blie bad been surTerlng from atomueh
troul.lo for sewrnl yciirs and reientlv
Kane Tells District Attorney Full Story of Deal for Doc
tored Fluid Poisoner to Be Arraigned To-day
Three Girl Companions Questioned.
The frlshtful nervmw strain Induced
by having fn.ufln In laigp bills suddenly
and unexpectedly thrust Into one's un
willing flhRcrs was descilbed to District
Attorney Swnnu last evening by Kugcno
Oilier K.ine. cviiert enibalmer.
This happened, Kane admit, on March
21. when Hr. Arthur Warren Walto was
Impioilng Kiuii5to supply the District
Attorney with a naniplc nf rmbalmttiR
fluid containing arsenic, and so deceive
tho authorities as to the cau'e of John
i:. 1'eck's death.
It ns Walto alone, Kano said, who
formulated a plot to deceive Justice
Walfp still driven by "the bad man f.'nm
KRypt." Kvety siiRgestlon to falsify the
embalmliig flu 1,1 came from Waltc. Kane
merely listened, saying neither no nor yes
to nny of tho dentlM'ti arguments or
le is, but suro In his own mind, ho
told Judge Swann, that be would never
Ret himself Into trouble 1y such a stupid
II" led Willie along, so 'to speuk,
curious to sen how far this frightened
nm would go, and finally agreed, at
Willie's Insistence, to meet Walle at n
cigar store In rifty-nlntli Mrcct. near
Ninth avenue. Anil then Walte appeared,
out of breath, hair on end, pyes wild
with excitement, thrusting nt Kano n
roll of bills.
Kane Mn llr Win !cnrcil.
"Kor tiod's sake cet that stuff In the
embalming fluid and Ret a sample down
to the District Attorney!" W'alte whis
And I'll tell you. Judge," Kane
tinned, "I was flustered and so scared
that 1 didn't know what I was doing.
I in not used to having young fortunes
crammed Into my lingers. It fluttered
ire, nnd before I could shove the tisjney
bar!: nt Waltc he was. out mid gone."
Tho cash received from Dr. Walte m-lll
be surrendered to the District Attorney
to-day by Kane. After tho cinbalme.r
had finished his direct statement last
night lie was permitted to go homo on the
assurance of his lawyer that bo would
leturn to the Criminal Courts Hulldlug
to-day for further iiuestlonlng. This
morning he promises to lead Assistant
District Attorney Doollng to tlm spot
where he cached the cash. He hinted
yesterday that lie had burled tho J9.000
roll near Grecnport, r,. 1., where he spent
Tuesday and Wednesday night, but Mr.
Doollng was Inclined to think that the
nwney was not far from Kane's home, at
12" West Kitty-seventh street.
Ilia I'lrat Vlecllnit With Walto.
Ho was questioned by Assistant lls
trlct Attorney Doollng, with Assistants
Johnstone anil Druthers and Judgo
Swann's secretary. Horace Foster, stand
ink by to think of matters that had
slipped Doollng's mind. Iletx, was his
style of narration :
"I met Walte for tho first time when
I was called to his apartment In the
Colosseum to pnpare Mr. 1'eck's body for
nuriai. wane met mo in the iloor,
showed nie Into the bedroom where the
body lay and told me to Ret hu-y Just
like that, t have had a lot of experience
as undertaker and embalmer. but, believe
me, I never struck anylsxly as odd
blooded as this man Waltc. Ho never
showed a trace of feeling, (let busy,
get through and get out was his way of
doing things. 1 told my wife be was
surp one Iceberg.
"The das ran along until Mr. Potter
told me that an Inquiry bad !ecn started
Into the eircumstaiiies of Mr. Peek's
death. Detectives had called nt our
plnre for samples of the embalming fluid.
I told Potter it would b a good plan to
get our monev our bill for services
out of Walto as quick as we could. I
didn't like the looks of the cae. Potter
didn't wnnt to press Wnlte. said It might
hurl business in the future, but finally I
(ifiiova Scientist I Said t
Have IVihIiicimI Stone Which
Stands All Tots.
Special fable fie'P'itcli lo Tin: sn.
P.vr.is, March 3ft. A Clcneva despatch
sajs th.it a method of producing the
synthetic diamond, long sought by scien
tists, appeals to hao b.en discovered.
Tho lieneva Tribune, speaking of tho
reported discovery, sas:
"Hqsearch work Is being cart led out
at tho Ucneva I.aboiatory of Inorganic
Chemistry on tho separation of carbonic
anhydrides In tho form of snow by chlo
rnphylous pyridine. In solution and other
nitrous organic liquids. In tlm residue,
besldcw fieo carbons of varying weight,
have been found very hard nnd very
heavy white tttrabedrnl and octohedral
crjatals which burned without leaving
ashes and wer Insoluble In aqua rcgla,
possessing, as far as the analyses m.ido
up to tlio present show, all tho proper
tics of the diamond."
Dr. Ueorgo I". Kuuz. who Is generally
regarded an tho foremost gem expert of
tlio world, was told yesterday of the
reported discovery fiom Ucneva, lie
said that from tlio facts loutainud In
tho despatel It was iinposslblu to pass
an opinion on tlio value of'tho repoited
discovery. Ho was Inclined to believe
that tho results of tlm experiments
would not prove satisfactory.
Dr, Kunz explained Hint there have
been hundreds of reports of tho manu
factum of the synthetic diamond. A
French scientist, Henri Mols&an, sue"
ceeclid In producing one-half carat of
diamond dust after 300 experiments.
This dust was discernible only by micro
scoplu observation and Its production
had cost s.ouo times the actual vuluo
nf u .lt,ill;i, mi't ntlf .f till .1 ,11 .
mond dust. Moissan' disappointment j
led nun to rivp up tlio search for a syn
thetic diamond. Since then, although
many scientists havo reported tho pro
duction of 4iii artlllclal diamond, no one
has actually succeeded In even duplicat
ing the French exeprimcntcr'n achieve
ment. Tim search for the synthetic diamond
has goun on in tills country ns well
as In Kurnpe, Dr, Kunz told of a well
known American Inventor, whoh uamn
ho would not divulge, who believed ho
had pioduced a diamond, lie brought
tho stone to Dr, Kunz, who discovered
without delay that It was nothing but
u Kilt crystal.
Shelter for I'assenKcrs.
Tho Dublin Service Commission de
clined yestctduy lo lease to tho Inter
bormigli It.ipld Transit Companv fnr
storaitu pin llm triangle, .it Fourth,
Atlaritlu and FlathiiMlt avenues, Hrook
lyn. Commissioner llaywurd thought it
better that this space bo used tin u shel
ter for passengers taking tho surface
cars ut that point, Chief Knglnocr
Craven was dlncted to Investigate.
went up to Wnlte's on the night of Mon
day, Mnnli '.'I. Walte kicked about our
quick collection methods, hut I told him
11 was usual to present a bill speedily
when bodies weie shipped out of town.
Walto was eying mo like a hawk all
the time and I could see he had some
thing on his mind. Finally hn said:
'"Say. what do on fellows put In the
embalming fluid you use? What are Its
ronslllucnts., Do you ever use arsenic?'
"No, sir I' t said. That would be
against tho law. We don't do things
like that.' i
"Well. It could be done, couldn't It?'
said Walte.
"'I doil't say It rnuldn't be don,' I
told lilm, 'but wc don't do It.'
Offered n Check fnr 90,000.
"'If oti will do It In this case for me,
Waltc went on. 'I'll put you on Kasy
Street for the ipsI of your life. I'll give
you n check for JIUWii. Here It Is.
"That's no Rood,' 1 said. 'You keep
"Hut be fonpil the check on me and
then told me he wanted to meet me In
mi hour and a half where we could have
another talk. I said I would see him In
tho cigar store In Fifty-ninth street, near
Ninth avenue, and I went thero to meet
him. 1 went into one of the two tele
phone booths and when Walte rushed In
lie stepped Into the other booth. He
stalled around n while and then he
Jumped out and stuck a roll of bills nt
me. I was so blamed scared and flus
tered when I saw all that money 1 didn't
know what to do and Walte kept Bluff
ing It Into my hands.
For Ond a sake, ho said, net thnt
eon-,IUff M n,P nuld nnd Ret a sample down
to tlio District Attorney,' and nway he
"I fixed up a sample for the District
Attorney, but believe nie It didn't have
any nrsculc In It. I wasn't playing
Wnlte's game. I never dreamed of going
Into such a plant. When I went home I
took a look nt the roll ho had forced on
mo nnd I nearly fainted when I saw a
lot of J .100 bills and a tot of $100 bills.
It made me nervous. I was so grouchy
toward my wife that she complained
about It and told me to go see a doctor.
1 went lo a doctor but did so merely to
keep her from worrying.
"I Kept the money In a bureau drawer
in my house until I got so worried I
didn't know what to do. Then I de
cided to go to (Jreenport, I 1 and I
stayed there until this morning. I don't
know what Mr. Potter suspected about
Walte, but I never said anything to Mr.
Potter about Walte's proposal to doctor
the embalming fluid samples."
May Be Indicted To-day.
It is prohablo that tho Orand Jury
will return an indictment against Walte
this morning for mutdcr In the first de
gree, and that Wnlte will bo arraigned
this afternoon. If his physical condition
permits he will be transferred from
Uellevuc Hopltnl to a cell In the Tombs.
The District Attorney heard also from
one of the lawyers Interested In the case
that the mysterious "K. Adams" tele
gram, which warned Percy S. Peck to
have an autopsy performed on the bwly
of Ills father -the telegram which started
the whole Inquiry wan f-cnt by Dr.
Jacob Cornell, a second cousin of Mr.
Peck, whose suspicions had been aroused
by Walte's singular behavior even be
fore Mr. Peck's death.
Three yountr women with whom Walte
had Inspected the bright llghla were) taken
to the District Attorney' ofnee yesterday
afternoon and questioned. Their names.
Kmm.i Itobertson. Winifred fcott nnd
OIk.i Khlese, bad been found among
Walte's memoranda. They knew noth
ing of Impoitance. except that Walte
was always afraid In restaurants that
somebody would recognize him nnd was
nlwas telling them to pass themselves
off as nurses In case Inquisitive persons
came to their table.
Church Confcrciipp Pro
gramme Italics Xcvspajier
Anti-Li(Uor Crusndc.
Nkw.viik, March SO. After the activi
ties of the Temperance Society of the
Methodist l.'plscopal Church to Influence
newspapeis was explained nt the Newark
confeicnen of the Methodist Kplscopal
Church In tin- Ilalsey Street Church to
day the following nilvei tiscment was
discovered In the official conference pro
gramme: The neat II cent dinner nii
Mor .li' nlth will. II. I'lsass
patronize our advertiser".
It Is expciteii that a resolution may
be otfercd to-morrow nsklng tho pro
gramme committee for an explanation
about tho advertisement.
Tlio Itev. Dr. Clarence True Wilson,
general secretary of the Temperance
Society, said that on the first attempt
tho society Influenced 80o newspapers to
exclude liquor advertisements. Later,
this number, he said, was Increased to
2.900. He declared that last year more
than halt of the newspapers of the coun
try excluded all liquor advertisements.
A resolution was passed reaffirming
action taken last year that "no transfer
should be mado Into the conference
without an equivalent transfer out." The
llev. W. K. Palmer of I'atersou stated
that It was time to woik out some system
of promotion for the younger confer
ence members.
Five candidates w ill be ordained ns
elders nnd nine as deacon. Jt was re
ported to-day, by Hlsliop Wilson Sunday
Tlm Itev, Dr. Cenrge C. Vogel of the
N'evvaik dlstikt said that the reports of
the churches showed mote than 1,109
pronauoneis anil u net pain of over 1,200
"' '"cinhcrslilp dining the past year.
Iloaton VI nil lluys One fnr n Honc
liuld Pet.
Tlin flist of the four Hon cubs born
In the Centtal Park zoo last October
was sold yesterday to II. Nelson Slater
of Huston. Mr. Slater has beon stopping
nt tint St. Ilegla for two weeks and a
few days ago struck a bargain with
Head Keeper Hill Snyder to take a cub
back to lloston with him yesterday.
Nlgor. the only maJo In the litter that
Helen horn last fall, was. the cub Mr.
Slater took away, He Is a lusty young
specimen and has shown signs of becom
ing nearly as fine an animal as Ills
brother, AMnir, the king of tho zoo. Tlio
piles Is rumored lo have been l!ifl.
Mr. Slater told Hill Snyder that he has
made several hunting trips to Africa,
After each hn btought back a Hon cull
to humor a hobby, und kept them as his
house pets, In place of cats or dogs, until
they grew to a size that endangered tho
brlca-briip. Than lhy wera presented
to the Huston zoo,
MISS ALICE GERTRUDE GORDON of New York, whose engage
ment to Dr. Cnry T. Grayson was announcod "yesterday. Dr.
Grayson is physician to President Wilson, and Miss Gordon was for
merly tho ward of Mrs. Wilson. The courtship of the President and
of his medical aid progressed simultaneously.
Lk sssHsKnk'issssssW'.
WASlllNiiToN, Mmih 20 Dr CaryT.
Grayson, private physician of the Ptesl-
dent. Is to wed Miss Alice (Jcrtrudc Gor
don of New York, formerly a ward of
Mrs. WilsAi. The doctor has been known
as a close friend of Mr. Wilson and pre-
vious to tho President's marriage was
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his constant companion. lie is a mem-I House, has raised that post from Its
bcr of tho Medical Cip. I S. N. It former relative obscurity to the dlgnltv
was through Mls Gordon, to whom hi", of nn aide's position. He has attended
engagement has Just been announced Mr. Wilson constantlv and to his com
that Dr. Grayson met Mrs, Gait. 1 panlonMilp Is attributed to a greater or
-Miss Gordon Is a daughter of the late I less extent the romance which end'd In
Gen. J. J. Gordon. I'pon his death, sev- , Mr. Wilson's second mortage.
Third Mrs. FNh Clmnres Thnt
Collnr Millions Make Scc
niirio Writer Swmr.
Mrs. Minnie Truesdell Kisli asked Su
preme Court Justice Platzek yesterday
for alimony, pending a suit for separa
tion from Hovvanl T. Klsh, scenario
writer and director for a film company.
The worst things Mrs. I'lsh said about
Tier nusnanu were inav ne swore nei. or
had trouble with his collar or collar but-j
ton nnd suggested that she get a divorce ,
because be' couldn't cndui- matrimony.
She also raid he used her money f. buy j
It. worth of cigars cverv iwo wpphs.
Justice Platzek awarded IIOil a month
in hi H..fenee risli said he had Rood
reason for leaving home. One was that
a wife. who. he thought, bad been dead
twcniy-dglit years, had Just announced
that she was alive and demanded sup
port. He said that he had to give her
t- . .1. l..l. ,1, , till, HOlf- 1
!' 1! ,t, .i, U i,P a divotce came ,
from hU wife, who wrote him on Mi-
vemher 19 last, as follows;
"We can never live together again, so
why prolong the agony. 1 think a di
vorce W the proper thing under the cir-
mii.i t'.l like it right away,"
S.UO..-......-. . T,t., it.
c V. ' .iV. ,' ,ir l inatrlmonla ,
venture for Tisli and the second for his
wife, who has a daughter '-'l years old
and a son H. She dlvoicd a previous
husband In Slux K.ills, S. P.
"I have ben tiecked and plckeil al
most from the day of my marriage,"
siid Khl. "Mv wife woiildnt let me
drink beer In tlie house and thou found
fault with my smoking a pipe, with the
result that she smashed It one. day on
the stone steps. Sho Insisted that 1
take up ChrlUlan Science on the first
day of our marriage and nagged mo
night nnd day to drop everything el-e
and take It up. I did so for one or two
week to satisfy her. and Anally threw
the books away In dlgust."
Klsh said that Ills defence to tlio suit
would bo that he bad a wife living when
he married the plaintiff. He was mar
rled thirty-three yens ago at tho age of
11 to Clara Frailer, at Conneautvlllc.
p's Ho heard twenty-eight years ago
that sho was dead, and married again In
13S3 Ho took his second wife to his
obi homo nt Conneautvilto on hla honey
moon, and still heard nothing from i the
tlrst wife. The second wife died In tOin.
Wlfo No. I did not reappear until last
November, when she sent word fiom
I'ittsburg that she, wanted suppoit.
youthful Clerli In .National Clly
Hank Sirrka Annulment.
John K. I.ep, si deik In the National
City Bank, who was mairled on August
14, 1914, when he was 17 years old.
lo Laureta l.eo of 230 Klvcrsldu Drive,
in lloboken, testified before Suptemo
Court Justice HIJui- yesterday In a suit
brought by his father In his behalf to
annul the. marriage because he was not
of age.
I.ee emphasized lu,s youth by making
faces at Ills wife while alio was 011 tho
witness stand, causing her to hlush and
say, "Vim needn't hit there and laugh
at me." Mrs. l.ee testified that sho
kept the marriage a secret at her hus.
baud's request, but sho Is opposing the
annulment because she expects to be
come 11 mothei soon. She suld her hus
band spent mosi of his time with her
until August 22 last, when he abandoned
Lee testified that the only time he
went to his wife's home was when he
got a telephone message saying, "If you
want to see your friend allvo come
right nway." He suld that "when I
found I was deceived I turned around
and walked right nut again."
Tlie court reserved decision.
nn Hurt as Ctilcnvo Curs Collide,
Ciiicauo, Marl-h 30. Thirty men and
women wero Injured when two street
cars met head on in 11 heavy fog at
West Slxty-tlflh street and Cicero ave
nun early to-day. It Is believed that
several of the Injured will dlo;
I'.'l,,, . ..- ...v -
eral years ago. slip contested his will
asked the court to name Mrs. Oalt,
now Mrs. Wilson, as her guardian, and
up to thP tlmo she was married to the
President Mrs. Gait acted In that ca
pacity. Dr. Grayson, who has been the PresI-
- , "1
Annulment Denied, hut Court
Compliments Him I'pon
Hi Mnnly Henri tier.
While refusing yesterday lo grant an
annulment of marriage to John Kills
Hoosevelt, cousin of Theodore lloosevelt.
Justice Crane In the Supreme Court In
llrooklyn nevertheless expressed sym
pathy for tho plaintiff nnd complimented
,lim upon ,,,, lnB,lln, B MRthy
,,,, ttllcl lmy ,)0 qll0ci, ,v,,f1 Mr
loosev,.1t rotnc, , Melld , Bepara.
,,roU(.ht 1)V jIn, ,:,ltth ,,am.
,nerslcy niHr0e-inosevelt.
It was Mrs. ltoosevelt's suit for sepa
ration on the ground of cruelty that pre
cipltated the annulment suit. The annul
ment'sult was tried llret for the obvious
reason that there can hn no legal sepa
atiou where the mnrilage Is void from the
first. Mr. Hoosevelt contended that bis
""'" marriage in tho full
s use of the woid. CMi tills point there
was conflicting testimony by the princi
pals themselves and by expeits.
Ill effect Justice Crane finds that an
, Incurable Impediment to marriage at the
Um0 marriage Jimliies
but that refusal on the p.nt of husband
or wife to submit to a minor operation
does not constitute Incurability. In Mrs.
ltoosevelt's case he holds that a cure
could bo readily cifeetrd, and that "If
success has imt already attended the
doctor's effort" It Is due to tho neglect
or wilfulness of tlie wife."
Justice Crane holds that it "is only
Just" to Mr. Hoosevelt to point out thnt
tlie litigation was nut btgun by I1I111. but
that he- had lived with Ids wife from Jan
uary, Hilt, to October, 1915, and would
have continued to supiwrt her In his own
home, presumably, without making pub
lic their difficulties If sho had nut left
lilm of her own act 01 d.
"In denying tho husband the relief
asked I do not expect," Justice Crane
continues, "to testoro happiness to his
home or to lemove the dllllcultles which
I know to exist. Thty must adjust their
affairs as consclenco ami disposition per
mits." Iteferrlng to Sirs. Roosevelt's re
fusal to undergo an operation and return
to her husband. Justice Crauo quotes nn
old oplnlmi to this efTit-t:
"'That Is n matter to be settled with
her own ci'tuclcnce and her lawful hue
hand, as this court has nn Jurisdiction In
nny case to enforce the performance of
her marriage vows." "
Mr, Hoosevelt Is 6.1 years old : his wife
Is 33. lloth of them have been married
beforo and he Is the father of three chil
dren by hi- tlrst marriage, tho oldest or
whom Is 35. Mrs, lloosevilt was mar
ried to a paymaster In the United States
navy for thirteen years, but has never
had any children. Her first husband
died In 1913. Tho Itoo-evclts wtro mar
ried on January 6, 1914,
She 1! pleases Ills Property for f.10
.Monthly fnr Her I.lfe.
Wihtk Pi.amh, N. V., March 30..
The action of Mrs. Katherlnn Clarlsse
I'atrrno tn set aside a divorce die tib.
tallied against her husband, Joseph 1'a
terno, a contractor of .Manhattan, nearly
fourteen years ago, whereby ho waived
certain' property rights, wua settled be
fore Justice Young to-day, Mrs. Patemo
agreeing to discontinue her action and re
lease her himbund on payment of 14,200
In cash and 150 u month for life,
Patemo was at one time a newsboy on
the flowery, Ho now owns flats and
npartment houses said to bo worth over
four St-uts fur Smokers.
All signs of spring do not t-omo from
the weather man. The I'ubllu Service
Commission granted permission yester
day to the It. It. T. to allow smoking on
tho four rear se-its of Ha open car from
May 1 to October 25,
Socialists From Outside Add to Demonstration When
Gen. Wood Urges Military Training Prepared
ness Advocates in Majority.
The pacifists among the students of
tho College of tho City of Now York
:atne next door to lighting for peico dur
ing tin; midday hours, yesterday when
Major-Gen. Wood delivered before the
members of the faculty, nlsjut 2,000 stu
dents and more than 2,000 of the alumni
and others In the Institution's great
hall, his address on preparedness and
the need of military service In this coun
try along Swiss or Australian lines.
A general understanding among the
students that there was preparedness on
thh part of the faculty to dismiss any
arm swingers from tho college and u
demonstration by the bluecoats from the
125th street pollen station which left no
doubt that tho cops wore not too proud
to wade In roughly on any student who
tried to start something ho couldn't fin
ish combined to prevent a riot around
tho doors of tho gieat hall and on the
Hut during a day of ructions that bc
s.iti as early as 8 o'clock In tho morning
and surged back and forth around the
caMollated towers of City College, the
small proportion of pacifist students, less
than out-elghth of tho whole student
budy, so the opposition, whom tho lUitl
preparedtiess studints Know as "militar
ists," say, tiled so hard to make up for
lack of numbers witli pep and aggres
siveness that class work, especially from
the noon hour on, was demoralized.
oclnllata Invade Cnllrice.
Tho lor.g forenoon was flllid with air
heating arguments anion? students, the
issuing of statements and counter state
ments, general citculatlni; of a special
City Colli ge edition of tho Socialist pa
pit', the Cuff, and tho distribution of an
antl-ptepare.il. ess letter to all the stu
dents signed by Amos It. Pincliut and
others. Then then, was an expectant
scramble at noon, not only by the stu
dents but by men and women Socialists
nut connected with tho college to get
scats In tho great hall. And among the
City College olllclals, from President Sid
ney K. Mczes and Col. Charles K. I.y
deckir, chairman of the board of trus
tees, who presided, down to the humblest
Instructor sitting among the students,
tlieio was a general air of not altogether
happy expectancy.
Wild cheers for Gen. Wood burst forth
from an amphitheatre In which all seats,
including windowsllls and all availa
ble htandlng room, wero occupied. Then
throughout the senior Geneial'a prepar
edness, talk the only Interruptions came
in tlio form of inoio hearty cheering of
approval. Wlun he had finished, how
ever, there was a diversion.
Cp rose a student. I.eon Samson,
'IS, from his seat about thrce-iiuarters
of the way back from the stnge toward
tlm rear wall, oung Mr. Summon bad
l-een active In tile leadership of tho
"antl-nillllarists," many of whom are
socialists, some among them tielng ac
tively Interested In various kinds of
piopagatida that nourish best on the
Kasl Side.
"1 wont every one.'' shouted young
Mr. Samson, " no does not believe In
mllitntlsm to lollow me out of this
l.eil Out liy I bers.
1 The young man failed t get what 'n
wanted. Student uhir reached for
him and after a mildly acutu attack of
physical protest, which soon passid, Mr.
Samson consented to be led out cf the
auditorium. Monody followed bun Just
then, except some uher reserves, whose
sole ambition seemtd to' be to see thai he
had been thoroughly cjicted.
Hut once outside the Great Hall the
usher who had le,l young Mr. Samson
out with the Intention of continuing
to lead him until t.ie oillco of the dean
was reached met up with trouble.
Tour of tho Hock of outside disturbers
who had butr.ed to City Collegu after
reading in too p.ipeis yesterday morn
ing thnt a fiacas was likely to ac
company Gen. Woods talk iiouueed on
the u.her and pullnl S.itnwi away from
the usher's grasp. During the brief
raiket that followed Jul ou'-lde the
Only Miishnp in Kvcithiu' Oiuue
Is Dismount inir of Mis
Six joins women played In an excit
ing Indoor polo game last nlglit at the
Durland Hiding Academy. Tlie teams
were the Crusadirs of the Durland acad
emy nnd tho H,-d Itirds of tho Central
Park ItMIiig Academy. Miss Pornthy
Huchanaii of tho Ciu'.ulris was dis
mounted In the second period, but re
mounted and Mulshed out the game.
Thcie were no other mishaps.
It was 11 brilliantly ridden and close
game throughout tlio two ten minute
periods. At half time tho score was 3
to 2 111 favor of the Heil Hlrds. 1'he
game was without li.iinllt-.ips and the
Until scon was 5 to I In favor of the
Hrd lliids. K.i ill of tho winning team
won a silver cup, prtsentcd by the Dur
land Polo Club, George l Sherman, the
piesldent, made the presentations after
the match, while the Crusaders lined up
and Jojously cave three checis and n
tiger for the Itul itlids.
All of tho oun women wem well
mounted. Archer W. Kinny of tlio Tri
angles team served us refette and rode
II, S. Grossman's Irish nay mount. II,
W. Hose was timer and scoiet.
The pl.i.vers wcin in polo suits,
breeches and boots and blouses, tlie Cru.
paders in white, with green neckties, and
tlm lied Hlrds with crimson blouses. All
wore white helmets, except Miss Moehle,
who played barehended, but wore a
leather forehead guard to shield her
"One of our gills was hit In the face
with a mallet the other day," explained
tho pretty polnlst, "so I thought it best
to wear a gu.it l."
Tho lied Itirds lined up Willi Mts.
Allele, Leonard as No, t, .Miss l.llllun
Sclioedler an No, 1 and Miss J. II. Moehle
as back. On the Cnmaderf, Miss Doro
thy lluchauan wan No, 1, Miss K. K.
Marsh No. 'i and Miss Sophie Pond
played buck.
After nip and tuck work up and down
the tanbark fnr nearly two minutes Miss
Leonard gained thn flist goal. Time was
up, with the ball in the Crusader's pos.
Neselon, leaving the visitors victors by
r to 4, The summary :
Iteil Jtlrds. rnaltlons I'm lilerx
Mlki A, t,eiin.ird .. t . .MUi Mucin,, nin
Ml.s I,, stulirorillei . . S ,. vt 11. K Marsh
Alius J, 13. Moehle, , 3 ,.. .MIh Sophia Poiiil
lied Hlrds OokIh esrueil, 5, Cruuilers
On.tlii earned, . Imtlvldusl gol ,
Biii'Iiuiiuii, It; Ml t.snrunl, Mi
Seliloedlrr, :: Mi I'ond, I, Miss Muehlc, 1,
halt some gcnlu.4 among those In the
hall began to sing "America" to drown
the noise and In a moment the wholo
superior force of preparedness) students
was) on Its feet thundering fortli the
In tho concourse, where tho students
g.ithcr belowr stalra to wrangle things
oit even on peaceful days, the mercury
In tho thermometers began to boll up
aftor tho meeting. Thereafter during n
great part of the nftcrnoon In the con
course. In corridors and particularly out
on the campus oratory that might have
descended or ascended to blows at any
moment If tho pollco hadn't been on
hand was ever presejit.
Women orators who had appeared sud
denly from goodness) knows whcie
climbed to vantage polnta waving copies
of the Coll and urging the students to
"stamp out militarism" In their college.
And In the general hullabaloo somo
derby hats were chronically dented and
coats were ripped a bit, but these Items
completed the list of casualties.
Flagpole Pedestal Invaded.
One student, Jacob Natapoff. '1.
cllmlied to tho pedestal of the campus
flagpole, u rostrum sacred to tenlor
classmen. Not only seniors) but great
crowds of younger students, none of
whom seemed to be In sympathy with
Jacob's anti-preparedness views, yanked
him off tho august pedestal and Im
pressed upon Jacob that ho go away,
'nay back and behave, t
Hut the arguments of I-con and Jacob
and the other pacifists wero warmly
championed In a letter signed by Amos
It. Plm-hot. Mrs. J. Sergeant Cram.
Julius Gerber. Paul U. Kellogg, Jamos
P. Iloylo and Carl Heck, a copy of which
had been received by each student in
City College yesterday morning.
In answer to this and other written,
spoken and printed statements of the
pacifists tho preparedness students sent
broadcast around the collego yesterday
a set of resolutions hurriedly signed by
about 100 students.
Col, I-ydeckcr presenteJ G.-n. Wood to
an audlonce so uproarlous'y friendly to
the General's preparednes? Ideas that
there seemed to be next to no protesting
pacifists present. On tho p.atform with
Gen. Wood. Col. Lydecker and ."resident
Mezes were also Bernard M. Ilaruch,
James A. llyme, Capt. GMon Johnston.
l S. A., aid to Gen. Wood, and about
fifty members of the faculty. Abiut 100
other faculty members were, seated In
the auditorium.
Ocn. Wood told tho students that
members of the Gentral St iff do not ad
locate a mighty army or an unneces
sarily large navy, but do regard the
army as a nucleus around which a
trained citizenry may be -nicmblcd. He
pleaded for a large r presentation of City
College men at the training camps next
Columbia Students ll tiled on
Uneatlnn of Military I list ruction.
Steps to combat the campaign for
preparedness at Columbia were taken
vestcrday by a group of undergraduates
beaded by Kdward M. Karle. '17. who
attacked. In an article In the Sprrfnfur.
the Platfburg training camp and said
It gave to the college man the' ntmo
phere of Jingoism without any real mili
tary training.
Although no action was taken by the
students who heard Major-Gen. Wood
and Mayor Mltrhcl last week urge a
larger Columbia representation at
Plattsburg till-" yar. they Intend to
hold a meeting to-day, at which they
will formulate a plan to stltle. If pos
sible, the :intl-mllltarl"ts. Robert W
Watt, chairman of tlio board of student
representatives, Is taking an active part
In arousing Interest In the Plattsburg
camp, and It Is probable that the stu
dents as a whole will fall In behind
It Is significant, say the students who
are working for a large Columbia dele
gation at Plattsburg, Ihut not one of
the eight undergraduates who signed
tho -irtlcle attacking tho Plattsburg
camp was at tho camp last summer.
ItiMiistatcil Attoriipy Sniny
.Mftioptilitaii Street lnil
way Fruitlessly.
Ilenj.imin Oppenhtim !ot Ids last
chance in tho I'ltited Slates tiistrkt
Court yesterday or getting tchnburse
ment from tlie defunct Metropolitan Street
Hallway Company fnr the part played
by that concern In ins debarment about
llftieu ye.iiH ago. Oppenheim was tl
barred following tho winning of a dam
age suit against the railway company m
which lie appeared us counsel fnr t
tilaliitlff, a little
;itl who had been inn
over. I
laliplo.vees of the 10.nl acciiicd Oppen.
helm of suborning perjury and he was
forced out of (lie legal profession for
about eleven years, when conclusive pioof ,
of bin Innocence was accidentally found '
ill a trunk in tile otllces of Hip Metropol.-
tan company. Oppenheim was leiustate.l '
nt the bar, but biought suit against 'lie'
company in the Supremo Court for ai"'0 .
Htm damages.
In the meantime the company liadgo-m
into tlie hands of a receiver in the Ted.
eral court and It was necessary to set
an order from that court setting .is .lo
ijui'.uuii to meet any verdict that lie
liltaht obtain. Tho I'nlled States lllslr ct
Court refused to grant such .111 order
and W.I.S upheld by the United St.it, s
Circuit Court of Appeals.
A few days ago Oppenheim. teali u
tli.it It was necessary to act f.ist, us the ,
estate of the .Metropolitan company was
rapidly being wound up by the leceivir,
lislicd Judgo Chailes M. Hough lo for,
the receiver tn set aside fiom Ills i ,.l
bursenicnts enough to pay tlie po.-'siblii
verdict. 1
In his opinion nicd yertPiduy Judge1
Hough denied the application, saying
that tho establishment of such' ,i I
precedent would encourage others to bring
frivolous suits lo stay the admlulstiati,ui
of estates. If Oppenheim wins hut su.i
In tlio Supremo Court It will be up eiup'y
Victory, for tlie Metropolitan Street Itu .
way Company will be a thing of iho
past. i
Hold Shield for Deputy llneketl, j
John C. Ilackctt, first Deputy Slier If
and right hand man to Sheriff Siinin,
received last night a gold deputy's shield
studded with two dlaiiiniuis from the voi-,
ers of the Ninth Assembly district, whom
he formerly represented in Alhanv ti
ptesentatlnn was made bi fon. m,.
111 tuo nucKiey Assenilily II us, r.u
West Knrty-llrst street, by Hi,. Iiepiry
SlierlfT's successor in tin. Legislature,
Charles A, Donahue, Other speeches
were made hy Alderman John F, McCorl
.Vllcliuel J. O-Hrli-n and Gcoigc L. Kurd!
Kestrietion of Wns!iln'rfnn
Ilei-rhts to Hesideniinl
Purposes Urirod.
Ilcstrlctlon of Washington IMshti t
residential purposes), not only bccaim
the district lends Itself to the i-nn'tms.
tlon of first class residences, but a',.9
because of the opportunities them for
park developments, was urged yetrdsy
upon Hie Commission on Hulldlug tilt
trlcts and Itestrlctlons at Its hearing on
tho general Improvement plan recently
submitted to the Hoard of Hstlinnte.
ltegluald I'elham Holton, repre.cnt.
Ing tlin Washington Heights A.vorU.
tlon, commended the character of n, rf.
strlctlons suggested by the coniml: 0
and aked further that the scutlon
Spuyten Duyvll Creek bo kept frp, f
manufacturea and that nothing t ,or,
to prevent the Joining of tnwonil p.in,
and 'sham Park. A. II. Favour of tu
Inwood Land arid Improvement Com.
puny protested against restrictions afft.
Ing the shore front of the crfek. lit
said a boat building plant had ulrcoly
been erected there and that the property
owners should have opportunity fj J.
velop their holdings.
Park Commissioner Ward faiornl ti
restrictions, saying that "this kectlon l
one of the most valuable park stf li
the whole city" and that "Inwood Hill
Is being Hciiulred at a great evpttise an.
the Isham estate has Just prer.md t
tlio city land that Is now being dsvelupej
Into a magnificent park whU.li will provt
a great benefit to the city.
"If you allow factories, to be buUr
tween these two iniks," h rnnbiutd,
"you will destroy onc-leilt Its vnlue Ut
park purposes. It la not good bib.r.es.
and ll is not good policy for th
Some day tho whole park system of t.'.
city will be connected and It this section
Is not restricted you can eaf.ly tee ho
the city will suffer."
Chailes 'chain, whose family tnad 1
gift of the Mounds to the cilj, nn'.ti
to know- If udjolultig lund tinned t)
Ihoso who had made the gift was t) ue
left undeveloped.
"I would not say that," answered tj
Park Commissioner, "but U tuna.ri
true from the clty'a point of view In
getting the very best use of th splcnd i
Mrs. Stephen II. A.vtts of Vu
I-'ordham toad said that n,thoup!i i.,f
had no objection to the location .if ctr
tuln kinds of business In lijcknuii Vsi
ley she did protest ag.i.nst sue 'i 1.'.
of restriction ns would make yn- u.e j
erection of huge and uns.ght.y tit
At its next meeting, on Apr I I. th
commission will consider sugeniu,M tn
Its tentative tepie.t dealing w,th thu
hectlon of Hrooklyn bounded ty
Gowanus Hay, Hutteruulk Ch.t 1110' Knit
lUvcr, Ikdfurd avenue. Vmw 1 I'.iTk
way, rio.-peel Pari; West anil V t -,ta
.Jostle,- lion" .Inverts In Trying I
I'nli-h Xlnrllnl Mill,
"A peifett human le-llig ill I hi
IntoIeiMhle uui-auce," said ipre r
Court Justice Golf yestenlay vv "
Ins to bring about a leemiei .i" be
tween Mr.. Sarah Simmons .1' 1 H- v
Simmons, a travelling man w i .
sepaiatlon suit brought b M Mn
inons was 011 trial.
"My Wlfo (.-. Ilnprrfeet . . v.
rpplled Simmons. "She t , il
quick tempered, iias.lj provoln i r.-rnsd
to entertain my friends mid bu tp .u
sociates, and always wanie, t. K mw
where I had been if I stay I . r l.ili
at night."
For these reason' Simmi s i
couldn't Ret along with li.s w v
lei! Justice Goff to leinark t s 11
ir.on wasn't perfect himself ,, ,t t jt
ho ought to overlook In w.l.-, ,ft
shortconilngs. The ourt e- ! t
separation decree lo Mr- simnm . i-n
her husband leluse.l to nnii 1 '.
While you fellows from
college and prep school are
spending your recess in New
York, why not spend a few
moments in Spring out
fitting? You won't spend as much
for our suits as you would
with your college tailo:.
Yet, you'll be just .is. u
satisfied in every way.
Everything else for young
men hats, shoes, s.lnrb
neckwear, underwear, ho
siery, trunks, bags, suitcases.
Sporting goods in all stores.
at 13th St.
at Warren
Ur m '
fat., 1 1 s-v.
Tilth v:
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