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12 DRY LAW SLEUTHS
IN CONEY'S 100,000
Hip Pocket Seachera Fail to
Kill Crowd's Joy.
Coney Island opened Its doors yes
terday to one of It UggeH early eprlng
crow da. 100,000 pornon? enjoying hours
of bright sunshine and wnrm breeze?,
kennels upon kennels of hot dogo, mllcn
of motion plclurea and thrilling rumor
of the activities of twelve prohibition
enforcement agent. .Mde from tho.wi
w features there was a fire In the
building occupied by the Coney Island
Times; also a beach filled with bathers.
Eariy yesterday Federal agents ar
rested IjquI Stanch and one of hie)
waiters for violation of the Volstead act.
Later the name agents entered a dance
Kali known as the Harvard Inn and
arrested the prowletor and two waiters
oa a similar charge. AH the prisoners
were released In $500 ball each. Stories
of the arrest.1 and of more to come
quickly spread up and down Rurf ave
nue and cityward to Coney Island Creek.
It wan reported, reliably, too, that
the Government agents were massing
for in attack on one of the resort's
formerly best known saloons; that a
raid might momentarily be' expected at
r certain part of the beach, where, it
was said, some one had burled a couple
of million potential spree.?, and finally
that a tugboat hanging around offshore
wan nothing but the motive power for
a floating liar contained In a big scow
near by. It was told in confidence by
s policeman who had bent hla ear to
An ex-bartender that the prohibition en
forcement cops -were circulating In the
crowd of 100,000 to find persons drink
ing out of private hip pocket bottles.
But oa It was known only twelve agents
were around, owners of such bottles did
8tceplechaso Parle was opened and
well patronized during the afternoon,
hut the gates wero cloeed early and
business will not Te resumed until noxt
12 SEIZED IN RAID ON
JUDGE'S OLD HOME
Nassau Prosecutor Renewi
Tie battering down of the doors of
suspected Gambling houses I" the fash
ionable Lynbrook section of Long Isl
, and was resumed yesterday by a squad
of detectives operating under the orders
of District Attorney Charles It. Weeks
of Nassau. At 3 o'clock In the morning
a big stake was driven through the door
of a finely appointed home In Lynbrook
village and the detectives, guns drawn,
rushing to an -upper room found twenty
men seated around a table. The table
crashed over In the mclec that followed.
Several of the players tried to get out
through windows and doors, but were
dragged back and made prisoners.
Twelve of the men were taken before
Justice of the Peace Edward T. Neu.
John Do Marti, said to have been run
ning the game, was fined 50 upon a
plea to disorderly conduct and violation
of a village ordinance. The others were
fined $5 each.
while police cars were taking the
prisoners from the house, a motor car
drew up at some distance. A fashion
ably dressed woman, and a man, said to
have been recognized as a prominent
motion picture producer, got .out for a
moment. Taking in the situation, they
returned promptly to tho car and drove
rapidly away. They wero not followed.
The house formerly was the homo of
Judge James P. Niemann of Nassau
CHORUS GIRLS KEEP
OFF CRIME RECORD
Models Also Model, but Print
ers and Farmers Are Not.
Not n chorus girl or a manicurist or
a model trod the primrose path of crime
In New York State during 1919 At
Jeast according to the criminal statis
tics prepared by Secretary of ' State
Francis M. Hugo. HLs record, however,
deals only with convictions reported to
him from the courts.
But the prinlers and the editors! The
criminal printers numbered 53 last year
as against 46 the year before. As a
matter of fact there aren't many editors
In New "iork State's 10.000.000 popula
tion, and the record shows only two as
having fallen from grace during twelve
months. Reporters arc leading lives of
almost complete righteousneei. Only one
was Included In Secretary Hugo's re
port, In 191S there were four
It appears that there has been a gen
eral decrease In crime In New York
V'J P,acc f persons con-
vlcted In the courts In 1918. a total of
lift I, U"h0Wn ,or Ia year. The
gairt has been as great among women
as among men.
The farmer positively wallowed in
crime In 1919; there were 237 of him as
compared to H3 the year before. Forty,
seven discouraged saloon keepers landed
feifore the bar of Justice.
The report shows first degree mur
ders, 3o second degree. 70 first degree
manslaughter and 4 second, degree.
a05,048 for Herman Children.
During the last week James Speyer.
treasurer of the American Relief Com'
i..fr. l'ern,an Children, received
$.09UO. This brings the total re-
Jtil?.-10. dal y Mr- Speyer up to
.U0I.6JS.OI for thJmrplttVe;
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TURNS TO ROUT;
ONE MAN SLAIN
. Five Masked Men Run Into
Detective on" Guard in
BULLETS FLY IX BATTLE
Band Escapes in Taxicab After
SJiootiiiff Xcgro BobbfAl
Card Tarty in Bronx.
Herbert Hayes, a negro c'.ovator
operator In an apartment house at St.
Nicholas avenuo and 126th etrect, was
mortally wounded early yesterday
mornlnff during a pistol battlo in
which wero engaged a detective of In
spector Cornelius V. Cahalane's staff
and five masked bandJts who had held
up card players In Harlem and The
Bronx. Detectives had Just raided the
St. Nicholas avenuo apartment when
the thieves entered with drawn pistols.
One of tho robbers fired the fatal shot
a', tho negro, the police say, when tho
victim tried to run down stairs to sum
Detectives Coakley and Hj-an nnd
l.letil. MacMahon of tho Sixth Inspec
tion district descended upon the
apartment house a few minutes after
1 o'clock. They broko Into an apart
ment on tho third floor, where it was
later testified in court thoy found sev-
entccn men and two women playing
cards. Coakley, after trying unsuc
cessfully to summon a patrol wagon
by telephone, started for tho West
125th street station, leaving Ryan and
MacMahon to take charge of the pris
oners, llyan tOOK Up a position near
tho hall doorway and MacMahon re
mained In an inside room.
Coakley had not reached the station
house, two blocks away, when a black
taxicab stopped In front of tho apart
ment. Five men alighted. They hur
ried Into the hallway, aroused tho negro
who was dozing by tho switchboard, and
directed him to run them up to me,
third floor. Once Inside the elevator
the five men nulled masks over their
face,". One of tho band, who was six
feet tall, wore a blue mask. Tho others,
who were of medium build, used plain
Han Into n Detective,
TVhcn the lift stopped at the third
floor the bandit with the blue mask
pushed his revolver Into tho negro's
back and directed him to throw up his
hands. Another opened the door and
the operator was pushed to one side of
the hallway while four of tho bandits
rushed toward the entrance to the apart
ment. Ityan answered the ring of the door
bel) thinking Coakley had returned. As
he opened the door a pistol was pushed
Into the pit of his stomach nnd he too
was told to throw up his hands. The
bandits drove Ityan before them back
Into tho apartment. He was covered by
four revolvers and the bandits, feeling
confident he would make no resistance,
overlooked the fact that hla right arm
was beginning to sag a bit
Suddenly his hand flashed to his Jacket
pocket. Before the bandits could get
their revolvers Into action Ryan's wea
pon was covering them. They dodged
as he opened fire and ran back to the
hall. McMahon, guarding the prisoners
In the other room, did not Join In the
light for fear of wounding some of the
men and women under arrest Ryan
made the rush alone.
There was a fusillade of bullets fired
at him, but none took effect. He had
emptied his own gun before he reached
The negro elevator operator, taking
advantage of the firing, ran toward the
stairway. The bandit with the blue
mask fired a shot and the negro toppled
forward, his body rolling down half a
flight of stairs. The bandits dashed
down the stairway themselves, leaping
over the negro and stopping to fire as
they reached each landing,
Dnndlts Escape In Taxicab.
By this time virtually every tenant
In the building, which accommodates
forty families, had been aroused, and
the screams of women could bo heard
In the street Doors were opened and
Slammed again quickly when more shots
were heaid. The firing continued until
the bandits reached the ground floor.
They ran out of the building Into the
taxicab, which still stood at the curb
with engine running, ,aml disappeared,
Four black masks wero found later In
An ambulance was summoned from
Knickerbocker Hospital, to which Instl
tutlon Hayes was removed In an uncon
scIoub condition. The bullet had entered
one of hla lungs. He died while on the
The seventeen men were taken to the
West 123th .street station and later to
Washington Heights Court, where they
were arraigned before Magistrate Marsh
on charges of disorderly conduct The
Magistrate held that the evidence was
Insufficient and discharged them after
he had highly commended the work of
the detectives and expressed the hope
that Police Commissioner Enrlght
would reward them.
An hour beforo the bandits appeared
at the St. Nicholas avenue houso they
entered an apartment In Third avenue
near lfi7th street. The Bronx, where a
score of men were playing cards. The
men were lined up against the wall and
the bandits relieved them of cash and
Jewelry worth more than $1,000. As
In the Harlem holdup; a black taxicab
was used, and the tallest of the bandits
wore a blue mask, the other four having
12 TAKE VOW NOT
TO TOUCH LIQUOR
Passage of Beer Measure an
Excuse for Intoxication.
Twelve hands solemnly raised In West
Side Court yesterday proclaimed that
twelve more citizens had taken the
pledge, sweating they would never touch
another drop of liquor as long as they
lived at least for two years. One of
the defendants In the array of the al
leged Intoxicated dozen had been up be
fore Magistrate Schwab the week before,
but he took tho oath with undlmmed
fervor and said this time It was final.
The plea was that tho passage of the
2.75 beer bill by the Senate had aroused
the old yearning. One of the men added
that he had taken only six drinks.
"I say that a man who takes six
drinks now Is a hog." said the Magis
trate severely. He ordered the dozen
lined up before him and told them to
repeat a pledge that for two years, no
matter whether the 2.75 beer bill be
comes effective or whethor the United
Stats Supremo Court throws out the
Eighteenth Amendment, they wniil.i
neither touch, taste nor handle Intoxi
cating liquor. The alternative was
thirty days In the workhouse. The men
gave up without a stnigjjle,
HIP SING TONGMEN SILENT
AS THE ON LEONGS GATHER
Cnsrlcy noston, upon whose shoulders
has fallen tho mantle of Tom Iee, Uto
Mayor of Chinatown, stood last night In
front of his shop at 11 Mott street and
dreamed of the days when tons battles
were fought In the narrow, crooked
streets, the days of the "pill" and the
"pipe" and tho "lobbygow," when China
town really was Chinatown and slum
ming parties camo to see and spend
And right under Charley's eyes as he
stood there dreaming began tho as
sembly of the On Leon? Tong for the
convention held regularly every nine
years. In tho old days tho arrival of
the On J.congs from far and wide would
have been attended by no sights such
as Charley's cyca picked out up and
down tho street Trains from cities to
the north and the south and west would
havo disgorged their Chlncso passengers
at way stations outside the city, for
thoso were the days of trie gun nnn
the knife, of tong warn and sudden
deaths, and no man of the On Leong
would have attempted then to approach
Chinatown In daylight
Dimly lighted alleys and hallways and
now and then cellars with mysterious
outlets were used in the time of tho tong
wars and Charley Doston realized yester
day afternoon, as he Iqokcd up and down
Mott street, the home of the brothers or
K. OF C. BOOK RAKES
New History of Organization
Says "Welfare Work Abroad
Frequent efforts on the part of the
War Department, undersecretary Baker,
to hamper the welfare work of the
Knights of Columbus with the A. E. F.
and the fact that the Knights were told
to quit giving comforts to the soldiers
or get out of France, are charged In the
now official history of the Knights of
Columbus, which has Just been pub
lished by tno organization at Its head
quarters in New Haven, Conn.
Amazing revelation are made by the
authors, Maurice Francis Egan, former
ly Minister to Denmark, and John U.
Kennedy, of tho acute differences and
heated debates on tho subject of wel
fare work. 'Under a chapter heading
"Hewing to the Line" the Knights give
their official version of many disputes
with the War Department and with
other welfare agencies. According to
the statements made In this chapter and
elsewhere. In the two volumes of the
official history, many attempts were
made to prohibit the Knights from dis
tributing without charge creature com
forts popular with the men of the
A. E. F.
At one time, the authors assert, the
Knights were told orally to stop their
"everything free" policy or remove their
workers from France. They replied that
they would obey the order and retire
frnm Franca onlv If a written order was
handed to them under the signature of
Gen. Pershing. The written order was
never given and the Knights Ignored
other mandates and went right along
with their free service.
Thprn -iVM-n d snutes as to nov. inc...
" i .1 1,1 k
various weiure organ-uu..s m.--v -
grouped m onves iur muni,. '""'the Department of the East, who with
Knights insisteu an biiouiu .i,.-. ,
gether or not at all. There were dls-,
putes as to now aimeiic.
be managed, uuc in una .
Knlc-hts declined to argue, the book as
serts. and went ahead with whatever
programmes they had arranged. The
aiithnr. eharro frankly that official In
terference obstructed much of the good
work that una Decn piam.eu.
were differences, also, as to how money
collected should be spent, and all In all. .
as the book makes clear, the Knights'
had to waste a good deal of energy
disputes with officialdom.
' They operated their relief work with
the idea of avoiding a second general
drive for funds, and this they succeeded
In doing despite their policy of giving
everything away. They ended the war
with' $11,000,000 on hand, and after ap
portioning sufficient funds to sustain 002
scholarships they still have 17,000,000
with which to carry on their free edu
cational work for the former soldiers.
OVERALLS FAILED TO
MAKE HER A MAN
Woman Who Left Home Is
Held by Police. j
Having bobbed her hair and donned
overalls, a coarse sweater and canted a
checkered cap across her forehead, Mrs.
Elsa Boucher, 21 years old, believed her
disguise as a male was complete. She
was arrested last night In the Central
Railroad of New Jersey station in New
ark after she had been put off a train
from Jersey City. Tho conductor said
the was trying to steal a ride.
Mrs. Boucher, who gave her address
as 270 West Thirty-ninth street, Man
hattan, said she had a husband and
child In New Haven, Conn., but left them
six weeks ago and wasn't eager to re
turn. She had tried bookselling in femi
nine apparel, but met so many insults
from men that sho evolved the no
tion of dressing like a man and suffering
"A man's the only thing," Mrs.
Boucher said as she was being booked
at the police station. "Men can do any
thing, but women aro slaves."
She Is being held for Investigation. At
the Thirty-ninth street address she was
YOUR UNCLE HAS
Price of Clothing Boosted in
Looking for bargains In clothes?
Then watch for the sign ot three golden
balls. Your old Uncle Is doing a big
business In odd garments. Clothing
salos In the pawn shops were not com
mon in the old days, but now It is not
unusual for a rebellious spirit without
any too much money and none too par
ticular about who wore his clothes be
fore he bought them to pick up a pair
of trousers In one pawnshop, a vest In
another and a coat In a third.
Not that Uncle hasn't boosted his
prices too. He charges you 1 tor moth
proof storage now, instead of 50 cents.
He asks you from $12 to $14 for a suit
on which he loaned .1.50 to ?3. What's
more, he doesn't take the trouble to
argue with you about it. It you don't
want It, some one else wilt.
Overcoats are finding their way Into
the pawnshops. Poor folks are hocking
them because Uncle Is advancing from
i to Jo and up on overcoats, and be
cause he is accepting garments which a
couple ot years ago he would have waved
and Delegates Arrive by
the On Leong, that many things have
1'rom around the corner where r dozen
years ago thero frequently was heard
the rattle of revolver shot, came a blast
from an automobile horn and Into sight
hove a big limousine filled with members
of the brotherhood. After It cumo nn
other car a touring autonwbllc crowd
ed to the running boards with Chinese
delegates to the convention. OUiers were
arriving afoot and In taxleabs.
And opposite Charley on the balcony
of 16 Mott street, hung between flags
of the united Stated and tho new Chi
nesc llepubllc hung a sign that blazed
In the dull light of the late afternoon.
"Welcome" was tho word outlined In
electric bulbs. Tho sign had Just been
illuminated to marlc tbe beginning of nn
Informal reception to the 250 members
of tho On Leong Tong. now all bent on
discussing tho trado situation as It af
fect!) them and the things that may be
done In the future.
Inside the meeting place a Jazz band
was rasping out now tunes, not thoso of
old China, but the latest creation of
"Tin-pan Alley," uptown. Charley
couldn't recognize the melody, but as ha
looked down tho street he recognized
the figure of a man he knew to he a
Hip Sing, so he turned on his heel nnd
went to his room. Tho convention will
lost three weeks.
N. Y. GUARD REVIEW
10,000 Tcrsons Also Back Gen.
O'Byan's Good Opinion of
City Infantry Regiment.
Major-Gen. John V. O'Ryan's personal
belief In tho excellence of tho State
guardsmen as soldiers was demonstrate!
to moro than 10.000 persons yestrda
on the sheep meadow In Central Park,
when tho New York city provisional in
fantry regiment paraded and was re
viewed as a unit for the first tlmev
Tho regiment, 3,000 strong. Is com
posed of platoons and companies each
man of which was personally selected
by Gen. O'Ryan from tho ranks of the
various Stale guard units in tho city
Infantry, engineers and coast artillery.
The selection went on all winter by
means of competitive drills much llkx
the old fashioned spelling bee, whero u
miss meant an out.
Drills as companies In armories were
numerous and exacting, with the result
that yesterday's exhibition drew profuse
oralse from Regular rmy officers as
well as from an admiring public. Bright
green trench helmets emblaaoned with
the "orlon" of the old Twenty-Bcventh
Division and gleaming bayonets swept
by the reviewing ofUcers with a precise
alignment equal to the exhibition of any
of the war scarred units that inarched
along Fifth avenue last year.
Many of the men In the provisions
regiment had been In those othcT units
nnd slnco their discharge from Hcderal
en-Ice had allied themselves wlOi the
State Guard. This was true also of most
nf the officers. Including the commander.
Col. Mortimer D. Bryant now heivl bf
the First Cavalry and during the war
an officer of the 107th United States In
Major-Gen. O Ityan was on hand to
I Inspect his charees and act as host to
. .A t ...... ti .
UIU i-c viewing utiiccr, uicui.'ucii. nuwri
Ue Buard v 8, Ai commamer of
hI staff ,nspted tne regin,,nt care
fu,)y and WM ,n hIg raIge
The review was taken as tho occasion
to confer on two staff officers of the old
Twenty-seventh Division Distinguished
Service medals awarded to them for
their meritorious sen-Ice In France.
They were Col. Walter Montgomery, dl
,1gIon BUrgcon," amJ Meut-Col. Edward
oimsted, assistant divisional chief of
Col Ufyant CSCOrted them to Gen.
uuUard an1 , one of hs staff rc!ld
(I.aIm Mtaltnna n.n Ttnllaivl rTWl .Ua
medals. The regiment then marched
past the reviewers and disbanded.
Women o Hold Hooter Rally.
The College Women's Hoover League
will boost the Hoover for President
movement to-night at a meeting in the
Lenox Little Theatre, 62 East Seventy
eighth street. Hamilton Holt and Mra
James W, Dixon will be two of the
speakers. The chairman will be Dr.
Katherlne R. Divls.
ALSO FREE SIX-LESSON
. , FRENCH COURSE
Commencing To-Day, April 26th
and Also on Wednesday and Friday
April 28th and 30th
SPANISH Classes will meet 12il5, 4:15, 5:15, 6:15 and 8:15 P. M.
Attend any hour convenient.
FRENCH Classes will meet 11:15 A. M., 1:15, 3:15 and 7:15 P. M.
Attend any hour you like.
Would you like to investigate the merits ot our Spanish
and French Courses BEFORE enrolling as a pupil?
You who are at all skeptical of your ability to learn a modern language please take
note that we'have completely upset all eiubliihed rules concerning teaching languages.
We do not tap your vitality and deitroy your interest by giving you one conjugation after
another. On the contrary, we feature sctive conversation and keep grammar comtuitly
in the background. The result is that you gain confidence and answer in Spanish or
French ipontaneously and with great interest. Please accept our invitation and attend
one of our many free demonstration Spanish and French Lessons to-day and also Wednes
day and Friday in Rumford Hall 50 East 41st Street (one block from Crand Central
Station), and right then and there you will be convinced of the great merit of this new
Convrmtioral-Rcpeat-in-Unism-Method. The hours of the free lessons are stated
above. Come by ill means. Hundreds of other business men and women will be there,
we can assure you. '
EASTERN INSTITUTE OF LANGUAGES
RUMFORD HALL, CHEMISTS' BUILDING
50 EAST 41st STREET, NEW. YORK CITY
Business Telephone, Cortltndt 723. (One block seuth ot Grind Central Sit.)
ADDRESS All Communications to Our Business Office,
v Room 71038 Psrk Row, N. Y. Gty.
NOR FOLK .ENEMIES
Pnstoi Says Church Expelled
Foes for Gross and Shock
SLAPS SATAN ON DANCING
Declares New York Clergymen
Arc So Sound Asleep That
Thev Actually Snore.
Satan and Commissioner of Accounts
David , Hlrshfleld were both severely
scored last night by the Rev. Dr, John
Roach Straton In his sermon ot Calvary
Baptist Church. The clergyman at
tacked the efforts of the former to en
snare tho youth of this city by means of
alluring modern dances, and the efforts
of the latter to discredit the anti-vice
campaign that the clergyman is waging.
He charged that certain attacks made
upon him by persons In Norfolk, Va., to
which Commissioner Hlrshfleld recently
has given publicity, were Inspired by In
fluential enemies who were ousted from
his Norfolk church by unanimous vote
because of acts of "the grossest and most
"Thero are people In Norfolk who have
accused mo of about every crime under
heaven except murder and horse steal
ing," Dr, Straton declared. "They
spread their vicious lies far and near. .So
well wns this known In Norfolk that soon
after I came to this city the officers or
the First Baptist Church of Norfolk
wrote to the officers of this church tell
ing them of the activities of these men
who had been excluded from the church
nnd udvlslng them to pay no attention
to letters about me or other forms of
attack that might come from Norfolk.
"One jf these fellows from Norfolk
wrote to me recently that affidavits
would be sent to New York to the effect
that I was a wife beater and so forth.
The New York politicians must certainly
bo In sore straits If they have to resort
to such alliances In the effort to harm
me nnd to break the force of my revela
tions as to conditions here.
"I notice that Commissioner Hlrsh
fleld, In his desperate desire to get some
thing on me, goes to the extent of say
ing that my activities here are prompted
by a desire to sell my books and enrich
myself. The Idea that a preacher c6uld
enrich himself through tho sale of a
book of sermons! I may sny for the In
formation of Mr. Hlrshfleld and hla
friends that for years any profits from
my books have gone back into nllsslon
ary work and other forms of Christian
Dr. Straton's sermon was devoted to
awakening New Yorkers to a realiza
tion of the fact that their city Is heading
fast for the fate of Sodom and Gom-
morah. At certain points In the sermon
there was Irreverent laughter In quarters
of the church where large numbers ot
visitors were seated.
In ursine the need of strenuous action
to reclaim tho youth of New York from
the evils of the dance. Dr. Straton said :
The church of to-day must awaken.
Manv nreachers are so dead asleep that
thev are snoring. Preachers stand In
their pulpits from Sunday to Sunday
and satisfy themselves with defending
denominational redoubts, spinning thco
loglcnl theories, propounding pious plati
tudes nnd reeling off oratorical bou
quets, when the very fires of hell are
ragtng at them In the slums and social
centres ot the city."
The policy of holding dances In
churches to attract young folk also was
denounced by the pastor.
Although tho case of Col. Augustus
Drum' Porter, former Deputy Police
Commissioner, accused of neglect of
duty, will be called this morntng before
Judgo James T. Mafone In General Ses
sions, it will not be tried this week.
RICH GIRL STOLEN IN CAR.
Saagertles Ileport Pnta Guards on
Itoads Leading Here.
A report that Miss Anna Wlanda. de
scribed as 27 years old. weight 190 j
pounds, had been "kidnapped" In an
automobile from the home of friends
in Saugcrtlcs. set the State police In
Rockland county guarding all roads
leading to this city. The mysterious
fugitive, car did not appear during the
Sheriff Wright Smith In Haverstraw
said Miss Wlanda's parents live In this
city and aro wealthy. He said he had
learned from another source that the
woman had gone motoring with her
brother, but the guard was not withdrawn.
ON BUS DEFENDED
J. A. Ritchfo of .Fifth Avenuo
MERRY SPIRIT IB NEEDED
Reply to Complain Incident
ally Praises Irish -Quality
Right In the midst of thrtats of gen
eral strikers, overalls parad o, Irrcspon'
slblo walkouts, profiteering, . the altru-
Isms of candidates and the nest of the
thoisand and one reasons why the
grouch has become the national -emblem,
comes Herman R. Volghtlandor of 220
r um avenue, discovering an .inactiron
Ism tho whistling working man.
Mr. Vo'lghtlander has written to John
A. Ritchie, president of the Fifth Avenue
Coach Company, to the effect that a
week or so ago he boarCed a bus on his
way to his office, and the conductor
whltlcd. The whistling was a trlllo sour
and wbntever nerlt the music possessed
vanished In the conductor's lips. Mr,
Volghtlander complains that the merry
whistled tunes of said conductor added
nothing to his general Interest in llfo
as life goes nowadays, and asks that
M Rltchio take the necessary measures
to Insure the patrons of the buses
ugalnst flat renditions of such classics
as "I'll See You In C-U-B-A."
.Mr. Tlltchle'a VIevr.
Ritchie's Gaynoresque reply.
"Whistling by conductors Is no doubt
annoying to some yes, I fear the
majority of our patrons. In this day
of the so-called 'Intellectuals,' with their
advocacy of tbe dlvlno right of mob and
minority rule, we are still old fashioned
enough to be Influenced by tho will of
the majority, and, consequently, there Is
now a rulo prohibiting whistling while
"At times, however, in the enforce
ment of this rule wo are not sure wo
are entirely right. Time was when
whlstllnir was i.othlnr more than out-
Vvard expression of a light heart and tv
cneenui disposition. 'io-aay, witn its
economic problems, high rent, high cost
of living and general unrest due to the
preachment of foreign. Irrational and
unsounl political and economic doctrines,
whistling' or any 'other form of -expressing
Inward happiness and contentment
Is Indicative of very much more than
that It Is the outward reflection of a
big, splendid srirlt an Indomitable will
and good courage a courage founded
upon a stout heart, rlgh living and a
wholesome phllosoplry of life.
"Don't you really think a conductor In
that healthy state of physical perfection
and mental serenity Is more efficient and
capable of meeting successfully tho
problems of the day and likewise more
npt to take and absorb without retalia
tion the many forms of abuse In which
a certain Element of our clientele seem
to find delight, than is the man who Is
compelled entirely to suppress his emo
tion? Irlahmen and Harmony.
"While we admit of the possible Infrac-
tlun of our rule prohibiting whistling,
your suggestion that the whistling -f
these men Is out of tune raises some
doubt In our mind as to your qualifica
tions as a musical critic. Most of the
boys who man the Riverside buses hall
from the good old Emerald Isle Who
ever heard of an Irishman out of har
mony, whether It be a wake, a fight or
"Harmony and wit go hand In hand
with the average Irishman. True, while
the advent' of prohibition has probably
rendered less numerous the occasions for
harmony more particularly close har
mony' of the barber shop variety on tho
part of good Irishmen, It has likewise
eliminated the occasional discord In their
harmony of- the past.
"Concerning the more sensitive and
nervous patrons to whom you mako
reference, is it not possible their 'weary
nerves' may have been very much bg-
Of 500 firms now using 3,500 Electric truck and delivery
wagons in this city, 281 arc operating from 3 to 300 vehicles
Here in New York, the Electric is the most efficient and cheapest
delivery method. The cost of the electric current varies from .
scents to 5cCnts a mile, depending upon the size of the vehicle
and the load
Our transportation engineers know cost, mileage, character
of work, and how to plan for quickest and cheapest service for a
given purpose or section of the city
They arc "At Your Service" without cost
Oneida Truck Company
Walker Vehicle Company
IVard Motor Vehicle Company
The New York Edison' Company'
Irving lace and 15th Street
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grovated due to the fact that most of
us are so absorbed In making a living
that wo forget to live! that we take.
Ilfo so seriously we know not how to
amueo and enjoy ourselves when thoso
about us-even a whistling conductor
and naturo.ltself, more especially nt th.s
time of the year, seem to bo doing all
poaslblo to awaken us to -tho Joy of
living? , ,
"Sociologists have long recognised the
need of keeping! allvo tho spirit of youth
fullness and happiness among us. Jfthose
of snsltlve and nervouo dispositions were,
so Inclined dan't you think they could
find lees annoyance and more to soothe
their, sensitive nerves In tjio whistling of
a light hearted, conductor, even though
It be out of tune, than In devouring, en,
roulo to business the present glaring
and depressing .headlines of the morn,
Makes u Snugeatlon.
"Why would It ot be better to rife a
few inlnules eftrlUtr and read the morn
inr naner at home Ibeforc or after break
fast, and thero wltVi nothing to distract
one's attention absorb what is gooa nnu
helnful and exnel ftom one's mind thut
which Is deoresslnri and disturbing. Ir.
complete mental and physical rclaxitlrrt,
and In the full enjoyment of God's great
out-of-doors while railing along to out
ness down Dlversldo Drive amidst the
beauties of Riverside "Park and the great
and historic Hudson?
"Wouldn't this tend to put us in pes
ter fettle to tacklo the problems of the
business day before us than dcvotln
tho tlmo to rending our papers and to
the moro serious things of life to tho
exclusion of all that is beautiful In our
"In the writing of, this ieller I find
I havo almost persuaslcd myself to the
advantages of equipping each bus with
a few stringed' InstiumcntH and en
couraging all to sing, shout and whistle
their way to work. Ciin't you visualize
him loml of hnnnv souls on business
bent rolling along Riverside Drive In this
fashion? And what could be moro in
WILL BE DISCUSSED
i i -
Neighborhood Etelegates to
Meet Here onmay b.
Representatives of aJl tho leading
60dal. religious, civic and lanor .or
ganizations -In the city. i together with
delegates from 130 neighborhoods In the
several Dorougns. are i meet in m
Hotel Commodore on Mar.- 6 In a one
day conference on community organlza
tion. Tho obiect of tho conference Is to dis
cuss plans for the moro c'ffectlvo organ
ization of the citizens ot cncii neiguoor
hood on a nonrpolltlcaj, noo-partlsan
basis, to unite for romblncd action on
such community problems as housing
nroflteerlnir. employment, recreation and
education. The programme planned Is
believed to be moro ambitious than any
yet proposed for a modern city. Invita
tions to tho conference wero Issued by
the Community Councils ot Greater New
York nnd the National Social Unit Or
Among tho organizations whoso repre
sentation has been requested are the
Chamber of Commerce, the Central Fed
erated Union, tho Women's City Club,
the Charity Organization Society, the
Interracial Council, tho Y. M. C. A. and
Y, W. C. A., the New York Housing As
sociation and many others
Assisting a Joint committee from the
executive boards of the community coun
cils and the Social Unit Organization In
organizing the neighborhoods Is a com
mittee ot prominent women headed by
Mrs. Willard D. Straight Other members
are Mrs. Robert Brucre, Mrs. Hcnrj
Moscowltz. Mrs, F. Louis Sladc, Mrs,
Charles Cory Kumsey, Mrs. Vanderbllt
Webb. Jlrs. Vladimir Slmkhovltch, Mls3
Ruth Morgan and Mrs. Charles Lewis
SAILOR HELD HERE AS SLATER.
Charged With Killing Man oa
Tanker on Way From Mexico,
Before the American tanker Steed
docked yesterday on her return voyage
from Tatnpico, Detectives Turner and
Donohue of the homlcldo squad, boarded
her and arrested Francis Glllooley, aged
25, one of the crew, on a charge of
murder. A wireless message from tho
vessel's captain, Olaf Berg, requested
the arrest. Capt. Berg told the detec
tives Glllooley caused tho death of Ed
ward Fuller, another member of the
crew, soon after the Steed steamed from
the Mexican port.
i this city Electric Vehicles are sold by
Commercial Truck Company 4o$ Lexington Avenue
503 Fifth Avenue
Grand Central Terminal -Grand
1' Wht ufn return will be gki tsfurntih dnX faired
ufin trtitiptrtatiin qutitiini
WANT RRNT 9!fmV
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landlords Expected to Appeai
to District Attorneys of
Bronx and Kings.
SABOTAGE IS CHARGED
Agitators Said to Have Col
Icctci at Least $75,000 From
Tenants in Ten Days.
The arrest and prosecution of officers
and organizers of the tenants' leagues
that aremoblJ.lzlng for a rent strike to
begin this coming Saturday nave been
demanded of city ofncJaia by a numW
of landlords and property owners' or
ganizations. Several landlords are expected -to ap
pear, early this week before the District
Attorneys of Bronx and Kings counties
for the purpose of submitting evidence
of unlawful practices of the Socialist
Communist clique that Is said to be be
hind the movo to defy the courts.
They are prepared to chargo that thesa
agitators aro directly responsible for
acts of sabotage that already havo been
committed In tenements, and that they
are seeking to goad thousands or ten
ants to acts of violence after May 1.
The landlords also claim that agita
tors are going to tenants who already
have had their day In court and whos
rent has been fixed at low figures and
are urging those tenants to disregard
tho court's ruling. These statements
have been verified In many Instances by
tenants who state that they were ap
proached with such propositions.
Reports From Many Sooreea.
For a number of days Arthur J. W.
Hilly, chairman of the Mayor's commit
tee, has been receiving reports from
many sources relative to tho unlawful
activities of agitators. Tho Mayor's com
mittee is endeavoring to thwart their
plans and persuade the tenants that
they can obtain justice by lawful means.
The fund collected by the strike agi
tators Is said to be large. At least J7.',
000 Is said to have flowed Into their
coffers within tho last ten days, as they
aro extracting at least ii from every
tenant Joining their movement
Behind the whole plan the -members
of the Mayor's Committee on Rents see
a desire of a few radical lawyers .to
reap a harvest of dollars in counsel fees,
and r, political propaganda launched by
certain ambitious Socialists. Tho
Mayor's committee Is Incllnod to hang
the blame upon the Socialist party rather
than the Communists or I. W. W.'s. al
though many of the latter aro actively
participating In tho movement
Case of Sabotage.
A case In- which sabotage la directly
charged is scheduled to be heard this
morning before Justice Peter Shlel in
the Second District Municipal Court of
The Bronx. It Involves the tenant In
a large house on East 137th street
whero It Is alleged floors were deliber
ately flooded and garbage cans dumped
out of tho windows and down the dumb
walter'and alrshafts. A member of the
Mayor's committee will attend the hear
ing. Leo Kenneth Mayer of the Mayor's
committee said yesterday that a great
number of anonymous complaints have
been received. It Is Impossible for the
committee, ho a!d, to Investigate these.
All persons addressing the committee
should give their names and addresses.
and should endeavor to state their cases
clearly. If possible they should have
their letters typewritten.
A great building boom during the
present' year was prophesied yesterday
oy Kosweu o. Tompkins, secretary of
me ew lone Building Trades Council,
but Mr. Tompkins said that most of the
building In the heart of the city will be
devoted to commercial structures which
are free from the restrictions of the new
The flow of population, he said, will
probably drift toward Coney Island and
the Long Island Sound section of Tne