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DU PONT HOTEL
'GOMrAfliDUib
THE WOODSTOCK
Will Conned Building
With Hie Clnridge and
' , Other Properties,
HANS NEW STHl'C'n'UKS
rill'HlllSU Completes Largest j
" I
Holding of Kind in Long
acre District
I
, The Hotel Woodslork. In e roro
third Mieet near Broadway, tin- last
property needed b T Coleman du I'ont (
t.mius M. lloorner to completo u..',
filial hotel holding In the Uagacre
largest notei noiuini.
district, has just been acquired b then
through purchase, It became xnotn i.si
night The '""rchasir of (ho Woodstock
Is the Hotel I'larldge Company, and
with the old hostelry were bought the
brownstoiK- dwellings between It and the
Hotel Yates, another irccnl purchase of
the On I'ont-Hoomer Interests. H" the
Imneacilmi Mr. du I'ont and Mr. Iloomer,
who recently bought the Hotel Walllck.
(in tho oruc. come Into control of a
block of property having a fronuee
M6ng the entire block on the east side
of llroadwii) between Forty-third and
Forty-fourth street, and extending for
approximately 100 feet on Forty-third
street. Tne sum Inxolied In the trans
action was not made-known.
It was announced that present plans
Include the razing of the dwellings separ
ating the Clarldgc from the Woodstock
hd tho election of a building that will
connect the newly acquired structures
and transform them Into one huge hotel.
The Clarldgc. Including the Yates, with
which It Is being connected, is provided
with more than 1,000 looms.
The Hotel Woodstock was erected In
1303 and three years later was sold to
Gov. Clement of Vermont, W. H. Vail
quelle and H. It. Hmltb. Eight ears
ngo the hotel was practically rebuilt
nnd to it nbout the same time was added
unother building "
' It was mad"- known that the present
Clarldg and the hotel formerly known
as the Walllck will henceforth be known
w the Clarldgc. The Woodstock will be
operated as an Independent unit, though
eonnccted with the Clarldgc It will
remain under the management of Albeit
U Singleton", who has been In charge of
It'Sincse the death of Mr. Vallquette.
The hotel properties In New York con
trolled now by the du I'ont-Boomer In
terests Include the Waldorf-Astoria, Mc
Alpln, McAlpIn Annex (Martlrflque),
i'larldge. Walllck, Yates. and Woodstock.
The restaurant properties Include the
Fifth .Uenue Tlestaurant and the Cafe
PaVarin. The same Interests control the
Bellevue-Stratford in Philadelphia and
the New Wlllard, Washington.
SOLDIER BOOK AGENT
GETS PRIEST'S $328
War Souvenir Bait Lands
Wily Man in Jail.
- The Uev Father Anthony WIt!:owslcl,
pastor of a large Polish Roman Catholic
Church at Elmhurst, was visited recently
by a young man who offered to sell him
200 histories of the war, each book to
be accompanied by a souvenir tawen
from the French battlefields. The Rev.
Wltkowskl so approved the selling argu
rntnt that he agieed to take the books
and made an advance payment of J328
His call?r, Louis Nowak, 27 years old,
with a war record in France, and said
toliave been a Liberty Loan campaigner
tn .Buffalo, took the money and dlsap
peared, ile was nt rested in Massachu
setts and v?as lodged In Queens county
Jail yesterday.
Nowak said that he was Induced to
enter the book selling scheme through
a Lieut. Dobson, whom he met In Buf
falo, and that he had sent Dobson 200
of the money obtained from Father Wlt
kowtkl. He asserted that he did not
kpOw Dobson's whereabouts now. N'owak
was remanded to jail after pleading
guilty to an Indictment for second de
gree grand larceny
12 STORY FALL KILLS
'.RETIRED MERCHANT
Accident, Says Daughter of
Carl Teschmacher.
' Carl Teschmacher, who retired from a
prosperous silk business Ave years ago,
was crushedito death yesterday when he
fell or leaped from his apartment on the
twelfth floor of the Standlsh Anns at ICS
Columbia Heights, Brooklyn. His daugh,
" ter, Mies Helen Teschmacher. ascribed
herfather's death to an accident and ex
plained Bhe believed he lost his balance
pnrt fell over the balcony rail while cn
juvliig the morning air.
' policeman Collins and Frazier of the
Poplar street .station saw the man's
body drop from the balcony and ran
to the nearesftelephone to calt an am
bulance. Dr. Rusche of Lons iBland Col
lege Hospital Bald death had been In
Want. Teschmacher was clad In paja
mas, over which had been drawn a coat
and trousers.
Teschmacher name to this country In
1S83, establishing a dyeing enterprise
soon afterward. He was a partner In
the ribbon manufacturing firm of Kal
tenbach & Stephens of Newark, N. .1.
EBEED IN M'ALEENAN'S DEATH.
Jirlrrr of Wrecked Motnr Not
nlniuetl or Accident.
Joseph Daw, chauffeur of th'e taxlcab
that was wrecked against an elevated
pillar In Long Island City May II. throw
ing' out Arthur McAleenan, champion
swimmer, and causing Injuries from
which he died, was freed In the Long
island City police court jestcrday.
Relatives of McAleenan have not pre
ferred a charge nnd Ted Cann, NcR'
York Athletic Club swimmer, who also
was Injured In the accident, said in
Roosevelt Hospital that he did not wia'u
to' make a complaint against the driver,
filanhen Ruddy, another athlete victim
agreed with Cann. and the technical
Charge of assault on which Daw had
i. .i..inA.i ...... !
wccii uciuiiiru . . jhiM.i a it.
j
3,000 BOYS TO STRIP AT ONCE.
;
Tbrn ScJ
-2 ., .
i .....
in lie I lined as
They kDon Their Clothea.
the spring Boy Scout rally t the
Parental SeSool, on the Flushing-
Jamaica road, at 2:30 this afternoon.
1111 he attended by 3,000 scouts. Soon
after they reach the rendezvous the boys
wtll be asked ' to M. their shirts, nhocs
sTnd neckties, and for the benefit of (heir
on efficiency and the entertainment of i
ftytlstlriana see how fast' they can put Is J6.000.000. .Encouraging reports' have
IVm oil rtn.U ' j ami ircelved fron Hie Wel,"wnlch has
The problm of '.resslne apldlv Is a quota of t.MO.OOO, This city's cam
f.ffrt to )e i ud le let of the Boy nalgn 'nr the a'lotted quota ot 31,000,004
pot rtirl iml n-.a nv-come ertaln "11 "- hcl.l for ten days beginning
laxitus mr;at m. r.cr i.v.e. in I
rSsc!BABY HALTS ROW IN
Police in Three Cities Never
Received Circulara.
E
Although the police were supposed
March to have strewn the coun
try with circular asking for the arrest
of Nkky Anssteln and Big Nick Cohen,
It woa reported yesterday that there had
ben a mysterious slip up somewhere.
' According to a person active In the
iincuik'nuuii 01 ine uonu men pium,
, the jiollci of three cities state that they
1 never received. the notices which contain;
tne "gallery" photos of both MCKiei, ano .
.that they really had no way of Knowing
what either of the fugitives looked like
excepting through picture published In
the newspapers.
T1.., H,. m.. (ks unlit t A
j sivHj i ill r3 Vine 11111 mio rn iv tu
Jia byen overlooked In ecnOinr out the
( notice arc tlie very ones, where Nicky
ls suipecttd of having nent most of his
time durlni? the three months he was ab
tcnt from this metropolis, They are
c:ir from this metropolis, They
Big S uWdT;fh. real'
"manlnr inlnil" nt lit nlnt la rut-mrl rf
l0 ,ave b((,n eecn )n le Ql a lJrEa
butel In Chicago two weeks ago
'- was said last night that a belated
,.fforl ow , Mng made bv (he t0
f , h , h , h ,
fes the information necesrary for the ap
prehension of Illg Nick, and that the
circulars are being despatched as quickly
as thev can be placed In the envelopes.
August Hllbrecht, one of several pris
oners arrested for complicity In the theft
of flocks and bonds from Halle & Stleg
lltz. stock brokers, pleaded guilty yester
day before Judge Rosalsky In General
Sessions and was remanded until next
Frlda for sentence.
PRIORITY LIST FOR
PHONE INSTALLATION
Bartered Contracts Not Rec
ognized by Company.
Contracts for the installation of tele
phone service which are bought and
sold privately will not be recognized by
the New York Telephone Company, It
was made known yesterday after the
publication of newspaper advertise
ments offering fliem for sale.
Officials of the company explained
that although lack of facilities was re
sulting In much delay in Installing new
Instrument's and lines applications for
new service were being accepted. Pri
ority Is given to emergency service,
which Includes telephones for doctors'
residences, nurses, homes In which there
Is Illness and those required for police
and rite purposes Telephones required
for necessary business purposes next re.
celve attention, while those for private
Residences are last on the list.
The delay in Installing new service Is
said to be acuto In several exchanges.
This is attributed to the difficulty In ob
taining supplies and material as a re
sult of the transportation situation, to
the enormous demand for new service
and to the vast amount of work required
to bring present equipment up. to
standard.
Ever slnre the signing of the armis
tice, telephone company officials say,
applications for new lines have largely
exceeded all previous records. In addi
tion the volume of traffic has grown be.
yond anything hitherto known. More
telephones have ben installed In New
York city since November. 1918. than In
any other period of the city's history. It
was said. As a result the company has
been unable to keep pace with the de
mands. MAYO TO BE TRIED
ON BIGAMY CHARGE
Supreme Court Refuses to Set
Warrant Aside.
Vliglnlus St J. Mao, manufacturer,
of this city and New Haven, Conn., must
stand trial on a charge of bigamy. The
Appellate Division of the Supreme Court
declined yesterday to set aside a war
rant for his arrest.
.Mayo'a matrimonial and court troubles
followed fast upon the suicide oT a young
girl stenographer In Ills New Haven
office. During the Investigation that
resulted one of Mayo'a wives in Scran
ton, Pa., declared that he had married
again without the formality of a divorce
and another woman In Brooklyn Is said
to have admitted thit he had lived there
with her without the formality of a wed
ding.
Then Mayo'a New Haven wife sued
him here for breach of promise of mar
riage, claiming that he had represented
himself to be a single man at the. time he
married her. She recovered a verdict for
$ 1 00.000 damages. Subsequently the
last wife's attorney- reported the facts
to the District Attorney and Mayo was
indicted and Arrested. He has since
been at liberty on ball.
MILANO REFUSES TO
ADMIT CONFESSING
Reprieved Murderer Now
Dodges Responsibility.
Death house guards at Sing Sing ic
poited yesterday to prison officials that
Joseph Mllano, one of the four slayers
saved from death on April 29 by a last
minute reprieve from Gov. Smith, Is
planning to lepudlate a confession that
bad much to do with postponing the
executions. In the confession Mllano
assumed all the blame for killing an In
terborough ticket agent at the Intervale
avenue station, The Bronx, a crime for
which not only he but three others have
been condemned. He went so far as to
telegraph the Governor asking a review
of the case and a new trial for the
others.
I-atcr. when requested, he refused to
put his statements In writing. He has
persisted In his refusal to make any ad
missions to Francis Martin, District At
torney of The Bronx, and his latest stand
Is that he will not admit ever having
taken the responsibility for the murder.
W. H. CHUBS MUST WAIT.
31nli8ii to IMsmlm IndlctrirnU
(Iocs Over to May -t.
Two motlqns by counsel for William
Hajnlln Chllds, one for permission to In
spect the minutes ot the Grand Jury
which indicted him for alleged violation
of the law In not having reported elec-.
.1 - . ..... .1 1 1 ... n . . . I
Hon expenditures properly, and another
lor tiisiimsai oi me inciiconenis. were
adjourned yesterday In the Supreme '
Court until May 23. John B. Stanch-
Held, of counsel for Mr. Chllds, Is en
nr.l In unnthep mfc In f-MriA
to... ' - ... v...ew.
DlBtrict Attorney Swann opposes the
nations upon the ground that the Su-
preme Court has no Jurisdiction, the
trial or me . inaicimenis Having Been
transferred to the Court of General Ses-
slons.
Salratlun Army 'Pond Grows.
Contributions to the home service ap
peal of the Salvation Army from the
Eastern half of the United States has
reached nearly 32,000,000 It was an
nounced yesterday by Commander Evan-
gcllne Booth. The quota for the East
June i.
THE SUN
BOARD OF ESTIMATE
News of Daughter Born to
Mrs. La Guardia Stops
Wordy Battle.
(jQil UT HOTTjIK
DEFIANT
OcclillCS to Submit List of
Seidell Claims AsKCll tor
in Resolution.
A large audience was disappointed
yesterday when the usual wordy battlo
In tho Hoard of Estimate" did not go to
a decision, The principals In i ester-
,
v a a ff m 1 f wai V if T.i Guardla.
th. Board of Airmen, and
Comnti oiler Charles I Craig. The Al
j-n,,,, president and the Comptioller
had reached about the sixth round. The
applause of the spectators rose above the
dlu of the Mayor's gavel. President La
Guardia seemed to be getting the best
of It, when suddenly a messenger leaned
over his shoulder and .whispered In his
ear. Mr. La Guardla looked up at the
bearer of tidings with an expression that
said plainly : "Vou don't say so?" then
arose and rushed out of the chamber.
So many friends called at Mr. LaGuar
dla's office later In the afternoon that he
was compelled to post this bulletin:
'Girl baby. All O. K."
The strife between the Aldemanlc
President and the Comptroller pirclpl
tatcd a situation which at the next meet
ing of the board may produce an open
spilt between the Comptroller and the
Hoard, with the Comptroller In the posi
tion of defying the board's authority
President La Guard la Introduced a reso
lution directing the Comptroller to sub
mit to the board an Itemized list of the
unpaid claims against the Board of Edu
cation, declaring that the Comptroller
has withheld from the Hoard of Esti
mate Information which had cost the
city thousands of dollars and hail tied
the hands of the Board of Education so
that It could not settle its claims.
Decllnei to Submit List.
Comptroller Craig vehemently denied
that charge, nevertheless declining to
agree to submit the requested list. On
the contrary, he asserted that the' Boaid
of Estimate had no authority to tell
the Comptroller what he should do In
such a case, and demanded that Presi
dent La Guardla withdraw his resolu
tion, which, he nald, was Introduced only
for the purpose of stirring up trouble.
On those grounds the Comptroller
decjined to "dignify the resolution by
voting upon It," and put the board on
notice that he would not obey the di
rection of the board If It Adopted the
resolution. Twelve votes were required
for passage upon Introduction, and th'e
resolutlbn received only eleven votes.
The matter will come up for vote again
at the next meeting when under the
ralres a majority will be sufficient ,to
pass It.
The vote was preceded b a Iolent
argument during which the Maor for a
time was powerless to restore order
and the spectators applauded at will.
"I demand that La Guardla cite his
authority for this resolution," hotly
cried the Comptroller when he was un
able to head oft the resolution.
Mr. La Guardla undertook to explain
that his. authority was based upon the
charter, but the Comptroller Interrupted
him and endeavored to pin him down to
a specific reply. The argument grew
loud and the Mayor banged his gavel
without avail.
Mayor Overrules Comptroller.
"I'm going to give the President of the
Board of Aldermen an opportunity to
answer If It take.i two weeks, and he
don't have to follow any Instructions
from the Comptroller." finally shouted
the Meyor. "Th Comptroller's objec
tions are overruled."
"You can make all the noise you want,
but I demand to know whereabout In the
charter this authority Is," retorted the
Comptroller above the Mayor's pounding.
President Rlegelmann of the Borough
of Brooklyn essayed the role of the
dove of peace on a' point of order, but
In vrln.
The Board of Education row between
the Aldenr.anlc President and the Comp
troller came on the heels of a similar
encounter between the Mayor and the
Comptroller when the chairman of the
lecal school boards of Manhattan asked
an emergency appropriation of JJ50.000
for repairs upon schoql buildings. The
Comptroller sought to put the blame
for lack of repairs upon the Board of
Education and asked why one of tho
local chairmen did not demand the re
moval of the board.
Mayor Hylan hastened to the defence
of the Board of Education, closing with
a peroration upon what a really ex
cellent board it Is.
The Comptroller then undertook o
throw some light on the Mayor's view
point by srtatjng that Mayor Hylan Is
the only Mayor of New York who has
ever had the a'ppolntment of a whole
Board of Education, and ventured the
opinion that not a single member of
the board has given the schools a per
sonal Inspection.
"Ob, we'll pass a resolution giving
you full credit for everything this ad
ministration lias done If you'll Just keep
quiet for a minute," the Mayor said.
"If we could Just get a law passed
making the Comptroller chairman of the
entire administration" he might bo
happy."
The Mayor promlsid to take up the
matter of repairs himself with Annlng
F. Prall. president of the Board of
Education.
SWEET PRESSES HIS
LIBEL' CHARGE HERE
Testifies Against Newspaper
That Attacked Assemblymen.
Thaddetis C. Sweet, Speaker of the
Assembly, appeared yesterday afternoon
before the May Grand Jury as complain
ing witness In an Investigation of
r barges that he had been libelled crim
inally In an attack made upon him and
all members of the Assembly who voted
for the expulsion of the rive Socialist
Assemblymen "Which appeared In the
t - . . 1 .. ..
(Ma.M issue of the Critic and Guide. The
naner. a momn y diioi canon. i n.i..,.
sibly a medical paper, but Is declared tc
be a Socialist rgan and Is edited and
nubllshed by William J. Robinson, Ph.
a. M. D it 12 Mount Morris Park
West, Mr. Sweet was examined befor
the Grand Jury by Assistant District
Attornev Alexander I. Rorke.
The alleged libellous pas'sages appeal
In an edltoral under the captions "The
Crime at Albany" and "The Reason for
the Crime."
The passages complained of are in
temperate abuse, consisting mostly of
invective. .
Deputy Attorney General Samuel A.
Berger, Archibald E. Stevenson, asso
ciate counsel to the Lusk Committee',
and others from the Lusk Comtnltee
visited District Attorney Swann yester
day and urged him to take action
against the publication. They also con
ferred with Mr. Rorke. Mr, Sweet left
ff lhanv as soon, as be left the Grand
jJu.yro-m. (
AND NEW YORK HERALD, SATURDAY, MAY22L19201
AGED BUND. MAN BATTLES
WITH MUTE, ACCUSED THIEF
Deaf Prowler Is Found by Sightless Victim, Who
N Gropes in Room Prisoner's Actions Are
Laid to Spiritualism.
Nicola DlmrlcMno, ageel 71 and blind,
described yesterday to' Magistrate
Douras In Morrlsanla court, The Bronx,
how he etruggled and fought with' Am
con Borchow, a deaf mute", whom he
found In his apartment at Hi Boston
road, Borchow, whose home Is at 2134
Washington avenue and who was In
court to anawer o a charge of unlawfut
entry, "read" Dlmrlchlno's lips as he
told tho story, made a vltoious denial
through the medium of his slater and
got a ten day commllment to the obser
vation ward ot Hellevue Hospital.
According to Dlmrichlno, Borchow en
tered his apartment yesterday mornlnr,
The blind man sensed the presence of a
itranjer and called out, asking what
was wanted, Borchow, because of his
Mtlictlon, couldn't hear the warning
shout. 1
And then the wventy-onf-year-old
blind man went In search of the Intruder.
He said he groped his1 way to the bath
room, found no one there; called out
again ami then entered a bedroom, His
feet stubbed themselves against a suit
case that lay open on the floor, he ex-
EIGHT LINERS SAIL
TO-DAY WITH 14,525
Cunarder Mauretania Converts
Steerage Into $ccond Cabin
Quarters.
Eight liners will sail to-day with H,
: 23 passengers of all classes. The Cu
narder Mauretania, to meet the great
demand by business folk and tourists for
cabin accommodations, temporarily con
verted her steerage Into .second cabin
quarters. She will carry S00 saloon and
1.075 second cabin, Including a number
who were willing to pay exorbitant rates
to men who had made reservations
earlier Jn the season and sold them out
at several hundred per cent, profit.
In the eecond cabin will be 623 Csecho
Slovaks. bound for the Sokol athletic
meeting In Prague next month. In the
saloon will be Walter Hagen, golf cham
pion; Bishop J. H. Darlington of Penn
sylvania, Louis M. Cassatt. Maxlne El
liott. Mrs. P. Henry Dugro, Ivan Maltby,
Honore Palmer, Jules C. Leeds, Mr. and
Mrs. Edwin Post and Barton Hasleton.
More than 300 applicants for berths
aboard the Mauretania were turned
away, and some of them said that they
would be willing to take chances In get
ting meals If they were permitted to
sleep in lifeboats.
More thin 4.000 are booked to sall'nff the calendar until next fall. Judge
bv two of the Internatloial Mercantile
Marine fleet, the White Star steamship '
H.iltlc and the American liner Mongo
11a. In the Baltic will be Commander
Evangeline Booth of the Salvation Army,
Sophie BraslaU and Relnald Werien.
rath of the Metropolitan Opera Com
pany, Lambert Murphy, soloist; Baron
de Castier. Mrs. lngalls Kimball, Lady
Darwin and Lee Keedlck.
The Holland'-Amertca liner Noordam .
will have all her accommodations filled j
with 1,765 passengers; the Cunarder
Caronla will carry 1,315, Including Mr.
and Mrs. William Coe, Mrs. wasmngion
nodire. Commander Evans, Col. and Mrs.
George Lane, Mlas Peggy Wood. and the
Rev. and Mrs. W. M. Morgan-Jones;
the Anchor ifner Columbia, for Glasgow,
1.470 ; the Duca d'Aosta of La Veloce,
1,400. Including 1,200 Italian In tne
bound for their old homes; the
Transatlantics. Itallana liner Dante All-
ghlerl, 2,000. with 1.700 In the-steerage.
returning to Italy.
NEW LABOR PARTY
REPUDIATED BY C.F.U.
Victory for Gompers Brady
Is Exonerated of Charges.
The Central Federated Union repudi
ated last night the American Labor
Party. Its Ideas and Its Ideals, at a
i-tormy session In which the majority of
delegates to the meeting refused to per
mit nn adjournment until the vote cast
ing the new body adrift had been taken.
Labor men viewed the action as a com
plete victory for Samuel Gompers and
the conservative element of the Ameri
can Federation of Labor.
Edward I. Hannah, chairman of the
meeting and one of the leaders of the
American Labor Party, tried in vain to
avoid a vote when It became apparent
there was no sympathy among those
present for the new movement. At times
the meeting developed into an uproar
that could be heard through the windows
of Labor Temple, where It was being
held. Reporters were ejected from the
meeting room soon after the speechmak
Ing began and the sergeant at arms saw
to it they did not return.
The vote against the American Labor
Pary was 118 to 22, and It was learned
later that the result was due to the ef
forts of Hugh Frayne, general organizer
of the American Federation of Labor;
Peter J. Brady, supervisor of the Cit'j
Record, and a leader In the Allied Print
ing Trades Council, and. James P. Hol
land, president of the New York State
Federation of Labor.
The meeting also toola artlon on
charges that had been made against Mi'.
Brady, who. It was reported, was In
favor of the Lusk bill vetoed "Wednes
day by the. Governor. Mr. Brady was
exonerated by a vote ot 135 to t
-
EUHU ROOT TO, SAIL JUNE 1.
(ioea Abroad to Help Organise In
ternational Conrt.
EUhu Root, who la to act for the
United States In the organizing ot a
permanent court, of International justice
of the League of Nations, will sail Juno
1 for London, accompanied by James
Brown Scott, legal adviser to the Amer
ican Peace Commission at Paris, as his
aid, and two technical experts. Passage
has been booked on the Nleuw Amster
dam. The organization of the permanent
court was one point on which the Hague
tribunals of 15)3 and HOT split. Spain.
Japan, Brazil, Belgium, Great Britain
and Jugo-Slavla will be represented at
the organization meeting, which Is
called for June 15. Mr. Scott Is secre
tary of the Carnegie Endowment for
International Peace.
MISS SPERRY ADMITS SPEEDING
IlnrjRhler of Gyroscope Maker la
Fined 950.
The chauffeurlng of Miss Helen
Bperry of 1605 Albemarle road, Brook
lyn, daughter of William Sperry of tho
Klyroscorpe Company, came under th
displeasure of policemen yesterday. Sh
ma taken to traffic court in Brooklyn
end admitted that on Sunday last her
automobile stopped at a point In Flat
bush avenue In violation of the eight
foot Ia."W.
She denied she "waa jrodnjc twenty-six
miles an hour "when she was arrested,
but said later It "was twenty-two miles
an hour. On each charge she was
flned 125.
plahied and Immediately he assumed ft
robber was present and U'mf advan
tage of his blindness, '
With his arms outstretched he felt his
way around the room and presently, he
said, his flnsern came In contact with
the face of the mute, The oungcr man
struck out and Dlmrichlno felt the first
swing past his nose, Ho promptly
grappled with the stranger. For fifteen
minutes the blind man and the deaf
mule pulled and dragged each other
around the room, All this time Dim
rlchlno was calling lustily for help.
His calls were answered by his
nephew, Galllopll Dlmrichlno, aged' 20,
who came ,on the tceno In time to seize
Borchow and relieve the old man.
Neighbors telephoned for n policeman
andhe mute was placed under arrest.
He pleaded not guilty, nnd his slsteu,
Mrs, .Mary Hchaln, with whom he lives,
testified that he recently has spent
much of his time receiving Instruction
from a spiritualistic medium. The
man's statement ihat he was shocked by
electricity nnd doesn't remember any
thing about his actions led to the ober
vntlon ward commitment.
GRAND JURY TO HEAR
HIRSHFIELD'S STORY
Smith Decides to Present All
Vice Facts Collected by
Commissioner.
David Hlrshftfld, Commissioner of
Accounts, who has been Investigating
the conduct of the Police Department by
direction of (Mayor Hylan, as an out
come of 'which Inquiry testimony re
flecting upon James E. Smith, Assistant
District Attorney, has been' forthcoming
from Mr. Hlrshfleld's ofllce for the last
several days, maj be called before
the May additional Grand Jury, before
which iMr. Smith Is to present the testi
mony gathered by Mr. Hlrahfleld. The
announcement that the evidence gath
ered by the Commissioner of Accounts
would be placed before the Grand Jury
was made yesterday by Mr. Smith after
a conference with District Attorney
Swunn.
This step probably will result In the
postponement of the second Porter trial,
scheduled for Monday morning, and may
mean that the former Third Deputy
i Police Commissioner's case will be put
James T. Malone will be asked to defer
the trial until after the entire matter
of the Smltli-Hlrshfleld controversy has
been Investigated by the Grand Jury.
Subpoenas have been Issued for James
McGlnlej, chief clerk in the office of the
Commissioner of Accounts; John P.
O'Brien, Corporation Counsel ; Max and
Louis Sovlner; Fred Groehl, former
Cltv Magistrate: 'Bernard. Friedman,
Jacob Goldman and "other Important
officials." Mr. McGlpley and Mr. O'Brien
wm both be under BUbpcena duces tecum.
requiring them to produce such records
as they have in their omce as may re
late in any way to the charges made by
Mr. Hlrshfleld against Mr. Smith.
Commissioner Hlrshfleld characterized
the Grand Jury proceeding as a "fishing
expedition." He said he did not believe
It "should be brought in the name of
John Doe. but that If District Attor
uey Swann wanted to Investigate him or
his assistant the investigation should pro
cecd accordingly.
"Tho people," said Mr. Hlrshfleld, "are
entitled to know against whom this pro
ceeding Is being brought."
Meanwhile the taking ot testimony In
the office of tho Commissioner of Ac
counts wVnt merrily along. Mr. Hlrth
held said that he had examined Patrol
man William J. Enrlght, who, with
Patrolman Foley, was indicted by Smith
on a charge of perjury In connection with
some charges against certain people who.
Smith aseerted, were collecting tribute
from disorderly houses. Foley, the Com
missioner said, was tried and the Jury
disagreed, but Enrlght was never tried
iind subsequently the Indictments were
dismissed.
Enrlght, tho Commissioner said, re
lated that he met l'.ouia Soviner about
three weeks ago In Orchard street.
Soviner told him, he said, that Smith
hud framed "a deputy commissioner, an
Inspector and you," referring to Enrlght.
1'pon wh,lch Enrlght Inquired: "Where
co I come In?" Sovlner's answer was:
""Everybody is afraid of him, but some
day he will go too far,"
$161,543 IS SALARY OF
INSURANCE BROKER
Probably Topped Only by
Schwab, Lawsuit Reveals.
W. H. La Boyteaux. president of
Johnson & Hlgglns, insurance brokers
ot 49 Wall street, admitted yesterday
that he received probably the largest
salary of any man In the United States
In the booming days of 1919, barring
only Qharles M. Schwab. He said tho
amount was' 3161,543, besides a little
coming In from "dividends and other
sources to help him scrape along.
The statement was made at the trial
of the action of Thomas J. Prlndlvllle
of Chicago In the Court of Chancery.
Newark. Prlndlvllle is seeking to re
cover dividends of the brokerage firm
which he says he failed to receive from
1918 on. Before Mr. La Boyteaux was
called to the stand Prlndlvllle" testified
that La Boyteaux and George V. Coe,
first vice-president, each received sala
ries of 3161,543 last year.
"Do you know any other man In the
country who gets such an annual sal
ary?" counsel for Prlndlvllle asked.
"I don't believe I do," said La Boy
teaux. "How about Charles M. Schwab?"
suggested Vice-Chancellor Backes.
"Well, If Mr. Schwab does receive
such a salary. Just, remember that the
Bethlehem Steel Corporation profits
were 357,000.000 In 1918, whllo the net
profits of Johnson & Hlgglns were not
much more than J3.000.000," said the
attorney.
Mr. I A Boytcaux's renly was "that
although his salary -was big he earned
It, hs the company had an annual, turn
over of 373,000,000 to 3100,000.000 In
its transactions. Including premiums
and adjustment money.
POLICEMAN ACCUSES TENANT.
Llent. Decker, as. Landlord, Falls
to Sustain Bomb Charge.
Police XJeuten&nt Charles Beaker of
the East Thirty-fifth street station yes
terday tried In the Tombs Court to prdve
a case at radicalism against Philip
Rosen, a tenant In an apartment house
which the policy officer owns at 20 East
116th street, but Magistrate Schwab
dismissed the charge for lack of evi
dence Becker said he had been having trouble
with Rosen and that he had threatened
to blow up the house.
AODITORE'S DEATH
PERPLEXES LEWIS
District Attorneys .of Two
Counties Consider Exhuma
tion of the Itody.
HUGE ESTATE INVOLVED
Doubt Prevails That Physician
. Was in Apartment When
Man Died.
Considerable doubt prevailed yesterday
las to whether a physician was present
at the moment when Joseph Audltorc
died May 9 In the apartment of Jennie,
Lebofsky at 134 WeBt Seventy-second
street,
Charles I Apfel, long the attorney for
Mr. Audllore, and executor and trustee
under the terms ot the deathbed will left
by him. said that a physician and three
mirsti were present. District Attorney
Harry E. Lewis ot Brooklyn and Frank
lin Taylor, retained by Mr. Audltore's
brothers to look after the widow's In
tel ests, were both under the impreeslon
that no physician was In the apartment
for two hours beforo the man'H death.
District Attorney Lewis and represen
tatives of the Manhattan District At
torney's office were considering yester
day the matter of exhuming the body of
Audltore, but no decisive step was taken
as evidence that Audltore's death waa
not from natural causes whs lacking.
According to Mr. Apfel a conference
lasting six hours was held yesterday at
the office of John J. Kean, attorney, ot
44 Court street. At this meeting Mrs.
Audltore expressed the opinion that her
husband's death had been caused by
pneumonia 'only, and It seemed likely
that the whole Investigation would be
discontinued If the wishes of Mrs. Au
dltore. and Frank and Morris Audltore.
brother's of the dead man, were consid
ered. Matters were complicated by the state
ment that Franklin Taylor was not Mrs,
Audltore's attorney and had nothing to
do with tho case. Mr. Kean was the
only attorney for Mrs. Audltore, and a
letter was written yesterday notifying
Mr. Taylor of tho fact, according to Mr.
Apfel.
Mr. Taylor was active during the day
on the case. It Is understood that al
though two of the brothers are anxious
to drop the matter the youngest Audi
tore brother, James, wants Mr, Taylor
to look Into the circumstances surround
Ing Mr. Audltore's death and will.
It was stated by Mr. Taylor that
scrutiny of the will reveals changes In
three different handwritings with dif
ferent pens. One change Is that chang
ing the name of Apfel to Dr. Monae
Lesser, as the recipient of a bequest of
380,000. which It Is understood he was
not to keep. Audltore had his life In
sured for 350,000 with Miss Lebofsky as
beneficiary
Mr. Taylor also made public a letter,
said to have been dictated by Audltore,
on the day of his death to tho Lebofsky
girl, requesting Joseph D. 'Phillips, con
fidential business agent of Audltore and
one of the executors, to examine the
will. It read:
'Read over the present will and say
whether you are satisfied with the way
It "was written, and If not, to have It
changed the way you think best. . . .
The thing must be done to-day without
delay. If can't agree with Mr. Apfel
get a new will drawn to-day for the In
terest of the wife and family. ... I
hope Mr. Apfel won't get stubborn about
anything I put In here."
Mr. Phillips, it is understood, did not
see the' will until after the death.
Asked If he thouzht Mr. Audltore's
death peculiar, Mr. Taylor said :
"I think the circumstances are such
that they ought to be Investigated."
David N. Carvalho, hand writing ex
pert, visited the Surrogate's Court in
Brooklyn and spent some time scrutiniz
ing the will and various alterations In It.
Including what he characterized as
"curious substitutions." Mr. Apfel by
Its terms has the handling of an estate
estimated at about 31,000,000 until
Audltore's young children reach twenty
one. District Attorney Lewis was Interest
ed in the news that had come to him
that Joseph Audltore was much inter
ested In another young woman at the
time of his death. He Is said to have
employed detectives to search for this
girl, whose home Is In Baltimore. Miss
Lebofsky could not be found yesterday,
and it was "said that she waft out of
town.
ARREST MAY REVEAL
BIG WET CONSPIRACY
Group of Men Said to Be Sell
ing Whiskey by the Barrel.
Information Involving a group of men
In New York said to be engaged in the
liquor traffic in a big way, probably ob
taining their supply from bonded ware
houses, Is In the possession of United
States Attorney Leroy W. Ross of
Brooklyn. The men are said to be sell
ing the whiskey, which Is of very good
quality. In quantities of a barrel or more.
Mr. Ross learned of the activities of
II, a rlnf- tlirnilf-h si Yirlqnner In Ihft T?nv.A
mond street Jail, upon whose Informa
tion Nathan. Wadhams, an automobile
salesman, living at 1770 East Fourteenth
street, Brooklyn, was arrested yester
day. He was charged with conspiracy
to violate the prohibition law. Wad.
hams wa- held In 310,000 bail for ex
amination by United States Commis
sioner Hennessy. Other 'arrests are ex
pected. Felix Prince, who runs an automobile
sales shop at 212C Broadway and who
also has a Federal permit tb store and
sell alchollc liquors, and James Waldle,
formerly a prohibition agent under Fed
eral Supervising Agent Shevlln, were ar
rested yesterday charged with unlaw
ful transportation of liquor. The two
men were arraigned befoe United States
Commissioner Hitchcock. Prince was
held in 310,000 ball and Waldle In 31.000,
In view of tho fact that previously he
had been arrested and placed under ball
In Connecticut.
WINS EDISON 1919 MEDAL.
William l.e Roy Kmmet ilonored
for Achievement.
The 'Edison Medal "for 1919 was
awarded lat plrht to William Ia Roy
Emmet, consulting engineer of the
General Electric Company Ih Schenec
tady, N. Y for "meritorious achieve
ments In electrical science, electrical
engineering and the electrical, art," at
the annual meeting of the American
Institute of Electrical Engineers, held
In the auditorium of the Engineering So.
clgtics Building.
The following officers were elected:
A. "W. Beersford, Milwaukee, president;
Louis T. Robinson, Schenectady: Charles
R, Magnusson, Seattle ; Charles S. Run
ner, New Tork; Charles Bobbins, Pitta
burp: Lieutenant-Commander C. 6. Mc
Dowell. V. S. N., and Earl H. ilartlns
dale, Cleveland, vice-presidents. Joseph
V. Lincoln, Cleveland: C. D, Craft, New
York, and Harold H. B. 8mlth, Worces
ter, Mats., managers, and George A.
Hamilton, 'Elizabeth, N. J., treasurer.
MOVIE RESTRICTION
ORDINANCE STANDS
Aldermanic Committee Op
posed to Amendment.
It was Indicated at tho meeting of tho
Oeneral Welfare Committee of the Hoard
of Aldermen yesterday afternoon that
tho committee will decllna to accept the
amendment of Alderman William F,
Qulnn to his ordlnanco which would
cut from five to threo years the time
In which no license would be Issued for
a theatre or motion picture house whose
construction eliminated n dwelling. Thd
original ordinance would withhold
llcenio until 1923.
The amendment would shorten the
period to 1923, or so much, In the ylew
of committee members, that theatrical
mn tt'lfli nl.infl fnr thenlrea nillfht go
nhead and tear down dwellings for the
reason that their theatres would not b
completed until the tlmo or restriction
on licenses expires, thus virtually nulli
fying the purposo of tho ordinance.
Figures In possession of the commltteo
showed that thcr are pending twenty
proposals fo,- the construction of thea
i ,.. i.mtliMi niMnt'A tinimeit which
would be Held up by the passage of the
ordinance. Their construction would
displace fifty-seven dwellings, twenty
one places of business and three clubs.
Arthur F. Drlscoll, representing Sam
II. Harris, and D. M. Oltarsh, represent
ing Sevcrcncc & Van Allen, theatre
architects, declared the ordinance unjust
and could not seo why theatres should
Je restricted with the exemption of ga
rages, hotels or any other sort of busi
ness, Mr Oltarsh said that his proJectsi
would displace only old dwellings which
"are not fit to live In." Ho admitted,
however, that people are living In them
now, but said that he thought It would
be better for the city "If they were
chased right out and made to find better
conditions to live In." Chairman Will
lain T. Collins wanted to know where
he thought they would move to If they
were "chased out." Mr. Oltarsh replied
that he understood there are about 19,000
vacant apartments In the city and It
would be easy to find a place, The com
mittee was unable to got from him the
location of any t the 19,000 apartments.
COPS ON DECK WHEN
JEWELLER IS HELD UP
Capture Ex-Navy Radio Op
erator Armed With Gun.
Roy Allen Garner. 19 yeais old, who,
aocprdlnc to the police, admitted he
used his last cent to purchase a revolver,
was arrested yesterday in the Jewelry
storo of Henry Sacks, 1936 Third ave
nue, while he held In his hands a tray
containing 112,000 worth of diamond
rings. Garnet said he Was a wireless
operator In the navy durlnc the war.
nnd was a graduate of the Harvard
wireless school.
He attracted the attention of detec
tives as he left the Huntington Hotel,
Third avenue and 113th street, for a
reason which they did not explain, and
although ho did rot know It. was fol
lowed down Third avenue until he en
tered the store.
Sacks said Garner told him he wanted
to buy a ring for his sweetheart, and
asked to be shown the most expensive
gems. When the tray was set Worn
him. it Is said, he called Sacks's atten
tion to an article on a shelf just behind
the counter, and as Sacks turned to
reach for It ne drew a revolver and
told him to put up his hands, The
storekeeper compiled, but at that InBtanc
Detectives McKenna and Kerr of tho
West 123d street station, and Detec
tive James Smith of Headquarters
walked Into the store and covered Gar
ner with revolvers. Detective 6mlth
rapped Garner with a blackjack, and thj
capture was made.
Garner's room at the hotel was
searched and there. It Is said, letters
were found Indicating he intended to
commit robbery. He was locked up at
the West 123d street station.
MESSENGER BLOCKS
HOLDUP OF PAY ROLL
Attached by Bandits, He
Keeps Bag With f 5,000.
Louis Beyer, 55, veteran messenger
In the employ of the Grand street
branch of the State Bank, foiled the at
tempt of four bandits to rob him of a
bag containing the pay roll of $5,000 he
was carrying to the Pioneer Braid Com
pany, 251 West Nineteenth street, about
noon yesterday. The timely arrival of
Patrolman Patrick O'Shea of the West
Twentieth street station prevented the
bandits from clubbing Beyer Into in
sensibility In their effort to get the bag.
Beyer was attacked while walking
along Nineteenth street a few doors
from his destination. Two men leaped
from a passing automobile, thrust re
volvers at him and tried to snatch the
bag." Their Intention was to rejoin their
two companions In the automobile, one
of whom was driving, while the other was
on the running board flourishing a re
volver and keeping passers by at a safe
distance. Beyer held the bag, however,
and one of his assailants struck him on
the head with the butt of his revolver.
When the man on the running board
saw Patrolman O'Shea approaching he
gave the alarm to his companlns on the
sidewalk. They hurried Into the auto
mobile and sped away. Beyer was re
moved to the New York Hospital, where
he was treated for scalp wounds.
BURGLARS PREY ON
CHARLOTTE LUND
Dresses and Shoes Are Stolen
From Opera Singer.
Mm?. Charlotte Lund, the opera
singer, has reported to the police of the
West 100th street station that a trunk
containing wearing apparel was stolen
from her apartment In 257 West Eighty
sixth street some time between last Tues
day and Thursday.
Mme. Lund Is preparing to sail for
Europe and last week she 'packed sev
eral trunks and stored them In one of
the rooms of the apartment. She left
town Tuesday morning and when she
returned Thursday afternoon she found
that one ot the smaller trunks, contain
ing dresses and shoes, was mtssllng.
Detective Morrell, who made an inves
tigation, believes that the apartment
was entered with a key. Nothing else
In the apartment was disturbed.
LANDLORD ACCUSED
BY CITY SECRETARY
Miss Grant Hales Owner Be
fore Her Committee.
Miss Llllie Grant, secretary of the
Mayor's Rent Profiteering Committer
had her own landlord up before the com
mittee yesterday. Miss Grant said I.
"Willis, who owns the Washington and
Jefferson apaxtmenta at 318 and 32S
West Flfty-flrst street, where she lives,
not only Jacked up the rent 25' per cent,
but even objected "because his tenants
took too many baths," thereby using up
all the hot water.
He also objects to tenants returning
home after midnight and Insisting on an
all night elevator nervlce. Miss Grant
said. The tenants said Mr. Willis dis
liked dogs nnd had barred pets. I,eo K.
Mayer of the committee reserved judg
ment until Monday.
.
! $800 WAS HIS PART
OF $1,000,000 LOOT
Baraclough Says Ho Was;
Henfen and Itohhe'd by Safe
Tlobbins: Ganjr.
TJIACIXG STOLEN IJOMN
Armstrong Once Got Insldf
Informatioir From Women
Cleaners in Offices.
Although he worked as "Inside ma-'
on upward of fifty burglaries perpetnv l
below the Fulton street dead line. a
although tho loot of hla gang lias
estimated as J 1.000,000. William H.i
dough said yesterday tnat he had
eclved only 3800 as his ahnre of
booty. During the wl-ole coi'r o of
brief but remarkable criminal cmeir
said, ha neldom had enough monc
buy "a cheese sandwich." In Hie "
ho had been .beaten and robbed by 1'
own confederates, and an attempt ha i
been mado upon his life.
"Six months ago I was as straight .,s
anv one else," he said to Assistant I'
trl'ct Attorneys Doollng and Unger aft
ho had pleaded guilty yesterday to
Kharo In the burglary of the office '
the Australian Government Commissi"
at 61 Broadway, and after he had e
changed threats with Richard Am
strong, confessed leader of the gang
the prisoners' pen in General Session
"Then I fell for Armstrong's ch.n'
He said I was a sucker to work In
shipyard when I could he a tiili mao
for kicking In with him. I was i
prospector. 'I got Jobs m buildings a d
then nosed around for easy cribs. The
I'd put the gang wise and we'd pull of
the Job together. We'd crack j-evcr,.i
places In the same building In one nlghi
nerrliiK Job the Lnrjtest.
"The biggest Job we pulled off was "
Dccrlng ft Dcerlng's office. There v
got about 395,000 In Liberty bonds ani
about 350,000 In other stuff. I was gf
ting sore because Armstrong was hold
Ing out on me. When I'd ask for m
swag ho'd stall me off. So, soon after
this him and me went to It. I was
drunk, and he'd told me that I mustn i
drink because I might get to talking too
w v over In a shanty on Co
lumbia street, Brooklyn, where we h.vl
the stuff, and he, beat me up ana cook
everything he could lay his hands on
and went to a hotel. A few nights late.
I saw one of the gang point me out to
a couple ot gunmen. They tried to tra.,
me, but I shook them off."
t i. nM it wis because of
the deal he had received from his pals
that he had given hlmseu up to me r
ii.. ioL-m Detectives Irving
O'Hara and Joseph McCoy of the police
bomb squad to a score or places wnere
he knew the crowd had either cached oi
.-!. At th lnftt. "I don't know
Just how many jobs they did pull off
while I was with tnenv ne ihu,
was between fifty and one hundred.
A visitor at Mr. Doollng's office who
looked Baraclough over yesterday was
Charles N. Porcher. manager oi
Pittsburg Steel Company's branch In the
v.iiahi. RnlMlncr. The nrlsonir. who
Is a very young man Just over the
featherweight margin, nau no recoup
tlon ot robbing tho Pittsburg Steel o'
flees, but part of the loot had been
traced to the gang.
This rotbery was ccmmiucu uu . ..
.. . i .xmrHlnr tn Mr. Porcher
the safe' was' not opened with tho com
bination, as was generally me ruie
.u. A-m-f-nnv iania hurclarles. Tne
combination knob had been knocked off
the rim pried loose and the bolts forced
back by means of a Jimmy Inserted into
the opening. This was pronounced b
ihs safe iompany's representative as
being the Job of an expert,
Falls to Remember All Jobs.
Mr. Doollng spent much time In que
tlonlng Armstrong and Baraclough
about their operations, and the former
said: "It would take mo six month"
to remember all of the Jobs I've pulled
off." Mr. Doollng said that Armstrong
was operating for about one year prior
to his icapture. and that before Barn
clough Joined the gang he r!cms to have
obtained his Inside information from
women cleaners in office buildings.
A great number of bond brokers botli
here and In Newark, through whom
Armstrong disposed of part of the Deer
Ing loot, have been Interviewed by de
tectives, said Mr. Doollng. Armstrong'!1
lawyer sought again yesterday to pio
cure a dismissal of additional indict
ments hanging over him on the ground
that he Is aiding the District Attorney s
office, He did not succeed.
Armstrong tried to strike Mr. Uncer
In the'eourse oi an interview in that
attorney's office. Mr. Ungcr had de
clared that he believed Armstrong ws
lying and trying to conceal many dt- '
tails of his crimes.
A mysterious feature of the robber
committed in the office of Dccrlng
Decrlng, was cleared yesterday. As
Armstrong claims to have opened safe
only In cases where ho succeeded In
finding a memorandum slip containing
the combination numbers, and as the
members of the firm of Decring & Decid
ing declared that they had no such slip,
this ense had been nn extremely puz
zling one. It was learned, however,
that a safe expert who had been called
to the Deerlng office on one occasion
had written the combination number
on a slip of paper and had left them
in the desk of an employee where they
chanced to be found by the robbers.
TWO MORE TAKEN IN
FITZPATRICK CASE
Five Persons Held Now De
tective in Grave Condition.
Two more arrests were made early
this morning In connection with th
shooting of Detective Sergeant John B.
Fitzpatrick Thursday night. The pris
oners, Dennis Reynolds( aged 26, a sales
man, and Isidore Hellman, aged 2"
both bf 120 West Forty-seventh street,
were locked tip at Police Headquarters.
Detectives Hooker and Policeman
Frlelander, who took the men Into cus
tody at the West Forty-seventh street
address, went with them later to Belle
vue Hospital to have Fltzpatrlck see
them. An identification was hoped r
but the physician In charge of the
wounded detective said he was dying '
fever was 103 degrees and that undue
excitement would be instantly fatal
The police went to the address wlice
the men wero arrested on a tip that th-e
men Involved in the shooting "wonki b
found there. One of the three, according
to the Informant, was wounded. He w"
nqt In sight when the searchers brok
down thetdoor of the room. There n'
now five men under arrest for the shooi
Ing. Three of them were held yesterda
by Magistrate Marsh of Yorkvllle court
for hearings Monday.
Woman Slayer Gets Nevr Trlfll.
Mr. Rebecca Wanskcr, who was
vlcted of manslaughter In conne. "
with tho killing of Samuel Silver!).
on April 7, 1919, was granted a tt
trial yesterday by the Appellate n
slon of the Supreme Court in Rico.
Mrs. Wansker. who Is 41 years ot
convicted on June 5, 1919, and w
to from ten to twenty years fir:1'
ment. The killing U alleged " ha
occurred In a dispute over a Uas.
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