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THE SUN AND NEW YORK HERALD, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1020,
PALMER COHTROL OF
r KilliAK IS AT A KK )
900,000,000 Added to Living
Cost by Ills Mismanage
ment, la Charge.
ALMBALL EEFDSES TO TALK
JIOUPE INQUIRY ASKED
President Also Is JllamctWor
an Era of "Atrocious
Reveal. Letter Denrlnar Any lle-
flcctlon on Governor.
lUymond F, Almlrall, foreman of the
Extraordinary Grand Jury, when seen
! at hli home. ICG Kaat Plftv.thlrd etreeL.
ilecllced to comment upon th'o letter
tuiarcsiea 10 mm oy ins uovcrnor. in
view or its publication, however,
Almlrall raid ha had decided to make
public the letter which he, as for nan
nf the Orand Jury, aent to Oov, rfmlth
on January 21
In that communication Mr, Almlrall
acknowledge! receipt of a letter from
the Governor and aayi; "Though
your Excellency and the Orand Jury
I may honestly differ In the Interpreta
tion of the law the Grand Jury recog
nize the need of action rather than of
discussion. Nothing la further re
mo vod from lis thought than to have
.reflected on the Governor ofihe State."
P. D, EO0SEVELT IN HAVY (HUB. DE WAi; AGITATOR, FREE.
Ileconira Honorary Prealdrnt of
Franklin V. Ilooecvtlt, Assistant
Secretary of the Navy, has accepted
tho honorary prrildency of the Man
hattan Navy Club, II and IS Esetj
Forty-first street In .a letter to J. j
Frederick Tmlcott Mr, Iloosevelt wrote:
"I "will probably aoon bo back 'In civil
life and I want to do everything; I can i
to keep up my Navy connection." I
Tho honorary vloe-preildenta of the!
club are Hear Admiral John D. Mac
Donald and J. II. Olennon. Capu O,
I P. Stone, V. fl. Franklin and O.
P. Jackion, and W. Duller Duncan.
The club li seeking an endowment' of
ST00 000 to ai to provide suitable com
forta for the men In the Navy and the ,
SptHal to Tits Sen ax Tom Hxmld.
Wamiinoton, Feb. H. Charges that
the Department of Justice "by srosa
rotsmanagement of the suear problem
alone" ha caused an annual Increase
of JJOO.OOO.OOO In 4hB cost of living
were made In the House to-day by Hep
. rreenUtlve Tlnkhara (Mass.) In asking
for a complete loveftlgatlon oy me
Ilocse Judiciary Committee of Attorney
General Palmer's exercise of the powers
formerly held by the Food Adminis
tration. Mr. TInkham charged that sugar Is
row selling at retail from IS to II cents ;
a pound, whereaa a year ago the aver
nce orioe to the consumer was between
10 and 11 cents. The President and At-
torney-Gcneral Paimer. he hoias. are
responsible for this Increase, the former
by refusing to buv the T'lban '.op at
H cents a pound for distribution by
the Sugar Equalization Board and the
latter by giving tacit approval to a price
of It cents for Louisiana sugar. Gov
ernment sanction back of the Louiflana
price has forced the price of oil other
sugars up. Mr. TInkham said : -JJTne
utter Incompetence. Inefficiency
, aiul criminal disregard of the lnteres.s
tf the people of the United States by
the present Administration and Its
agents can find no better illuttratlon
than in lis mismanagement of the
American sugar problem during the last
Tt cross mismanagement of the
sugar problem alone has led to an In- j
crease In the cost jt living to the (
American people for the ensuing year (
of between J700.000.000 and J900.000.- j
000, and has been accompanied by the
roost atrocious and most sharmles '
profiteering known In this era of ex
"Sugar was sold uniformly st retail
durinr 1S19 at the nrlcs of 10 oi-nts
ond 11 cent per pound It l now I
being sold at retail at from IS cents
. - A- . . 1 I I
lo a cents jwr pounu anu sume hi ca
cers of this figure. As every 2 cm.
per pound Is an Increase In cost o tfca
American ncople of $180,000,000 per an
num, an increase of 10 cents Is an in
crease of 1900,000,000 per y?ar. Most
of this Increase in price of this neces
sity and the resulting Increase In the
cost of living to the American people
ts chargeable entirely to the President
of the United States and to his agent,
"The executive presidential depart
ment cannot be Investigated by Con
gress, but the conduct of the Attorney
General can be and should be Invertl-
gated at one as to his Indefensible ac-1
lion In relation to this question, and I
ave filed to-day an order of Invest!- I
"During 1918 tho Sugar Equalization i
Board, of which Gcorgi Zabriskle was '
licud and of which corporation the Prcsl-'
d-nt of the United St tea held at' the j
stock, purchased the Cuban crop with j
the cons- nt Of the President, for E M
cents per pound, and as a fesult thn cost
cl sugar at retail In the United States'
was to cents and 11 cents a pnund '
for the price of the Cuban crop fir' ( .?
t-rlce of sugar In the Unttid S'a'. .
last August and September, In t.vo r.,m-
munlcatlons. the Sugar Equalization j
Board warned the President of a great
Shortage In sugar for 1920 and a great
Increase In the price of sugar if he did
not assent to tho purchass of the 1920
Cuban crop, which the Equalization
Board said could be purchased at SU
Cfnts because of an offer by the Cuban
Government. The President refused his
"The Attorney-General on November
t last, when sugar was selling at be--tween
11 cents and 12 cents a pound at
retail by his own admission, agreed with
the Louisiana sugar producers to allow
them to charge 17 cents and IS cents
for their sugar at the plantation. The
Attorney-General. If he had made no
agreement with tho Louisiana sugar pro
ducers, would have kept the price of the
Cuban crop at a reasonable figure,
whereas by his action, which was en
tirely illegal by his own admissions, the
Cuban crop has advanced to unheard
of prices from 6Vj cents a pound to
11 and 1214 cents a pound at the
Col. Rath, Civil War Veteran,
Succumbs in Michigan.
Jackso.v, Mich., Feb. H. Lleut-CoL,
Christian Rath, veteran of the civil war
and executioner of tho conspirators In
volved In the assassination of President
Lincoln, died here to-day. At the be
ginning of the civil war ho enlisted as a
private In the Seventeenth Michigan In
fantry. In 1S65 he was commissioned
lieutenant-Colonel by President Andrew
Johnson for "especial and efficient-services
during the confinement, trial and'
execution df Lincoln'a conspirators."
He was provost of the old penitentiary
at Washington and there had in chotce
Mrs. Mary Surratt, whose homo wag a
.rendezvous for the conspirators. There
was also Herold, a companion of John
Wilkes Booth; Atzerodt and Payne, all
of whom were hanged. Col Rath often
told how, when It came to carrying out
the dejith sentence on his prisoners, he
waa besieged by volunteers who re
garded It n Vinnr n c...
paclty in avenging tho death of Lincoln. '
vMicr uie execution 1,01. Rath was
ordered to take care of Booth'3 body,
which was supposed to have been
thrown In the Potomac River, but which
lie said he secretly burled under the
arsenal at Washington.
, Home Passes Anrrlcnltaral Dill.
Washington, Feb. 14. Before pass-
in the J3O.000.OOO agricultural appro
priate bill the House reduced to-day
b $100,000 the 1300,000 fund for com
bating hog cholera, refused to grant
100,000 to tight the European corn
borer, and votevd 1190,000 for maintain-,
tng the Government keip plant at Sum
rcerlcnd, Cal. The measure now goes to
Held Here for Year, la Seeking
Health In Now 'liasapihtre.
Martin De Wal. the I. W. V. agitator
who has been held at Ellis Island for a
year and not deported because ho was
literally a "man without a country.1
has been released and Is now in New
Hampshire seeking to recover his
health broken by his lone imprisonment.
This fact became known yesterday
Whn XIlilA finite Wt nf Itia fatu nffiM
of Charles Rertit, 47 West Forty-second
sireet. oppearea at tne resumption of
the trials of aliens detained at Ellis
Island Miss Weiss said De Wal wished
to disappear and live as a recluse for a
while. He was arretted two years ago
for I. W. W, activities In Seattle and
pent a year in prison there. De Wal
YOU OAKT SEES
for youratlf and from all thit we claim ior
oat fine danti) work by hnving your eth
fillsd, crowned; or brldsed by coram to Dr.
ii1 0uJ.,.cytta 111,(1 PlnlM nthoJ.
and our skill In crown and brldre work and
' M nd natural pl.Tc, h vi
fcoj? ,n WtolH so wsll dexrved to Dr.
Dr. L. J. HOYT, Dentist
b ..P? nilitake the nombr.
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PARIS I NEW YORK
'The Paris Shop of America."
Remaining Winter Fashions
According to our established cus
tom not to carry merchandise over
from one season to another we
will offer, beginning tomorrow, the
following very important values
GROUPS ARE LIMITED A PROMPT RESPONSE
IS THEREFORE SUGGESTED
Handsome Fur-trimmed Suits
Formerly $195 to $550 95-145-250
About one hundred pieces in all including
the balance of many higher cost styles
smart models in rich materials with lavish
trimmings of rich furs.
Gowns and Dresses
Formerly $165 to $225 $65 to 85,
Remaining styles suitable for street, after
noon, dance or evening wer.rj of velvet
di.vetyn- tricotine satin- tulle- taffeta and
lace, light and dark shades.
Dinner and Evening Gowns
Formerly $225 to $350 $125 ,0 $165
Higher cost styles suitable for formal occa
sions in rich metallic brocades and net with
trimmings of sequins.
Beautiful Evening Wraps
Formerly $225to$550 35$ 1 75 to$350
Rich fur-trimmed effectB in satin velvet and
metal brocades odd styles From various high
class lines, scheduled for immediate disposal.
Coats and Day Wraps
Formerly $175 to $450 ?95-145-195
Fashionable models in cloth materials with
rich trimmings of desirable furs only one of a
kind a miscellaneous regrouping prior to
HIGHER-COST COATS Few remaining styles with lavish
Fur-trimmings. Formerly selling as high as $695, at $450
r-Ciearaftce Prices on Furs-.
Short Taupe Nutria Coats $225
Short Taupe Nutria Coat $250
Short Taupe Nutria Coat $350
Hair Seal & Hudson Seal Coat. .$295
voo men length)
Short Taupe Nutria Coat $395
(Beaver collar and cuffa)
Genuine Beaver Coat. . . . $595
(30 inch length)
Smart Nutria Wrap $595
Hudson Seal Wrap $650
(Gray Squirrel trimming)
Black Russian Pony Coat $195
(Hudson Seal collar and cuffa)
Hudson Seal Coat $595
(Beaver collar and cuffs)
Hudson Seal Cape Wrap $750
Nutria & Hudson Seal Wrap. . .$795
Hudson Seal Wraps $575
(40 inch length)
Rich Mole Coat $695
waa bom In Holland, but tha Dutch con
ulate refuted to acknowledge htm as a
fubject or that country.
REED EXECUTORS JDHAGREE.
At Odd Orer Erecting Home Pro
Tided For In Will.
Bsewsttr, Feb. 11. Executors of the
estate of Mra. Arietta Crane need,
widow of William need, Kew York-
banker, are at odd, It waa learned to
day, orer the procedure to take to erect
the home for aged women ItPBrewster
provided by the will.
Mra. need left an estate said to be
A. ALVIN FLEISCHER
Fcrrurty U. S. Drputv Cdltaor ot
TAX ACCOUNTING CORP.
12 East 44th Street
Murray mil 4S3.
worth more than W.000,000. The exr
editors were unable to asree ste, to Just
how to Incorporate the proposed home
and, It Is ulderstood, plan to take the
matter to the BurrocaU'- Court to reach
A Message of Hope
lo educators, to social
workers, to physicians
and to the public
A remarkable book by Dr.
Ernest 3. Bishop showing how
this disease can be cured and the
"A master hand Is settlnj forth
the facts with no related interests
at stake." Boston Tranterijit.
THE MACMILLAN CO.
"What Will the Smart Woman
near This Spring?"
mAXON answer thu question
with authenticity, by present
ing wondrous collections of
singularly correct and strikingly beau
tiful Street. Afternoon and Evening
Gowns. Suits and Sport Suits, Coats
and Wraps. Chosen from the most
pleasing creations of. the foremost
couturiers. And no two alike.
Although ultra in style, in fabric; nd in finisS.
thtyrt, nonethtlew, to be had at half of the
prnailinj prices (or, be it known that Mason's
U a Qearins. House for Original Models-
JS37 VBroa&vay, &r.48St jL
On fill ht up Eltrator or Stairway. mJs&
Egypt and the Orient Combine
to Giye the American Woman
for the Springtimei
The miraculous touch of Parisian designing
genius and the modifying strokes of the
American modistes have taken the leit
motifs of the mystic Orient, and have woven
garments of transcending charm and mystic
'beauty, to afford the American woman of
fine tastes and discriminations a variety of
apparel at once novel in modeling and highly
interesting in treatments.
Wraps, Capes and Coats for Spring '
Artistic PleatingsrStitching and Embroideries Predominate
Flowing lines and extremely graceful diapes characterize the new modes in Wraps
and'Capra for Spring. Fashioned of Silk or Wool Duvetyne, Peachbloom, Velour,
Poiret Twill, Tricotine or Serge. Also youthfully styled Coats in Camel's Hair
and Polo Cloth, exhibiting delightful variations in collars, sleeves, pockets, belts
39.50 to 249.50
Frocks and Gowns
Modishly Conceived and Daintily Exe
cuted in Delightful New Fashion Themes
Whether developed in Tricotine, Poiret Twill or Serge
Taffeta, Satin, Crepe Mandalay, Crepe Satin, Fantasi,
Kumsi-Kum8a, Canton Crepe, Georgette, or any one of
the many other new' and brilliant materials being used
this Spring these Frocks for Afternoon or Street Wear
and Gowns for the Evening, formal or informal, are all
distinguished by a rare finesse giving an air of refine
ment and culture harmonizing pleasantly with modes
redclent of enchanting Springtime.
29.50 to 395.00
Skirts for Springtime
New Models in 'Plaids and Pleated .
Effects in Light and Dark Shadings
Light, pleated skirts and heavy Box Plaids promised be
more in vogue than ever this Spring. Not alone for
Sports-wear, but also for the Street and almost every
other place where separate skirts may properly be worn.
Combined with a pretty Blouse, the youthful skirt gives
an enviable dash and swift line to the trim figure.
14.75 to 49.50 -
Tailored Spring Suits;
Of a Fine Precision in Tailoring Charac
teristic of Custom Tailored Apparel
From'the demurely quaint Eton and Bolero-effect Jacket,
to the Boxcoat and strictly tailored Suit the very new
three-piece costume and interesting Blouse Coat Suit a
wonderfully comprehensive variety of exceedingly inviting
Modes, enhanced by fine trimmings and tastefully con
ceived embroideries, assures one of a happy choice, no
matter how fastidious, no matter how discriminating, the
49.50 to 249.50
Blouses and Overblouses
Exquisite Creations of Ethereal
Daintiness and Real Charm
Dominant in the early Spring Blouse Modes are generous
-hip-length effects and fantastic impressions in new em
broidery themes, hinting delicately at the Orient and its
mystic charm. Some of the models are original imports,
otheis from our own American designers. The prevail
ing fabrics are "of soft, supple texture; rich and firrain
weave and of lustrous, sheen.
3.95 to 9.8.50
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