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THE SUN AND NEW YORK HERALD, SUNDAY, AUGUST 15, 1920.
I'' CRAIG WON'T HONOR NEWTON'S VOUCHERS Comptroller Says Bldiculous Sums Are Sought for Many Strango Items. EXPLANATION IS ASKED Service Involved Concerned Extraordinary (irand Jury Investigating Criino. T PARKWAY EXTENSION U( KM M7M THJ7J?T PLAN PLEASES HYLAN W,wyv uum mm i BAFFLES POLICE Crime Committed Week Ago In Uptown Apartment Is Still Unsolved. Comptroller Cral rattled yenterdny tho skeleton of tlie "ovemliadowins crime" and the extraordinary iranl Jury by pouncing on Charles I. New ton, Attorney General, for alleged prod lual and lll'K,l extniv-ifiinoo In the hir ing of special aeputle. In a long letter to Mr. Newton the Comptroller refers to certain VOUebtTI cillinic for compensa tion for William Hand, Nathan A. myth and Itohert V- Manley, desig nated iik special deputlee by the Attor noy General. Mr. Cralr asserted that tlitt voucher! call for a ridiculously large amount, appe.ir to be only preliminary to mure later and will not bo paid by him-. The thren deputies In question were engaged In rosecutliiff the matters brought before ;he extraordinary Grand Jury. The Comptroller alleged that Mr. Newton, according to the vouchers, would be paying Mr. Itand at the rate of 151,000 a year, Mr. Smyth at the ntc of $30,000 a year and Mr. Manley at tho lame rate. Hu further com plained that the vouchers were not made out properly; that they .were worded "on account," as If for only a part of compensation contemplated, and were not cubmltted through the proper chan nel via tlie Attorney Genoral's office In Albany. "Besides the vouchers filed for com pensation for these special deputies," Mr. Craig's letter went on, "a number of others vouchers have been filed for xpenses alleged to have been Incurred by them, which Include a variety of matters, such as services of secretary, stenographers, private detectives, rail road lare, hotel bills, typewriting, print ing ard office equipment delivered to the Office of Messrs. Jerome, Itand tt Kresel, 17 Wall street. New York. "Only two of these vouchers for ex penses have been approved by you per sonally, being those In favor of Frank B. Whipple of Genesco, N. Y., for trav elling expenses from Geneseo to New York city and hotel and restaurant bills while employed hero as a stenographer. AH of the other vouchers for expenses have been approved by William Itand, signing as iipeclal Deputy Attorney General.' I do not know whether you have given Mr. Hand any general au thority to approve vouchers of this character, and I would like to hear from you In regard to this and be fur nUhed with a copy of any such authori zation. If given." The city becomes the debtor for the services Involved because Mr. Newton superseded the District Attorney, upon the order of Gov. Smith, In the proceed ings of the extraordinary Grand Jury. Directs Improvement of Hail- road Strip to the Hudson. Francis D, Gallatin's plan as Parky Commissioner for extending the River side Drive l'arkwuy westward to the Hudson River water, Hue provided the New York Central Jtallroad can be ousted, meets with vim approval of Mayor Mylan, who instructed the Com missioner yesterday to proceed to Im prove "the unsightly and uselcas strip of land which now keeps the people from tho shores of tho river." "It la particularly fortunate," the Mayor wrote to Mr. Gallatin, "that '.he Now York Central Railroad Company, by Its answer in tho ejectment suit brought agulnst it by the city of New York, has admitted Unit It does not own thu land occupied by ltd tracks In the bed of Twelfth avenuo, but claims only and easement therein. Doubtless the suit will result 'n still further diminishing of the railroad's exorbitant claims and permit you still further to follow the Legislative behests with re gard to the land." FOUR ARRESTED FOR DEATH BY MOTOR CAR THIEF'S IDENTITY KNOWN Two Payroll Hnndits Obtain 81,100 and Escape in Stolen Automobile Jersey Boy Killed and Sister Seriously Hurt. Walter H Walker of Point Pleasant, N. J., and Mrs. Natalie T. McArthur of 123 Glfford avenue, Jersey City, were dancing at Do Lisle s Hoad House near Hrlelle late Friday night when they wro arrested In connection with the killing of Washington Dogg, 3 years old, with an automobile driven by Mrs. McArthur Mrs. Walker and Douglas Walker of 122 Clinton Hlreet, Clifton, also were ar rested. The Iegg boy, with his sister Hvelyn, 6, and another sister, Kthel, It, were crossing tlie street when tlie machine struck them. The boy waa killed In stantly and Evelyn Legg waa hurt seriously. Ethel was not hurt The car stopped and Douglas Walker carried the boy's body Into his home, and then with tho other occupants of the ma chine left for the road house. The num ber of the car Was taken by a neighbor, who notified the police. The four under arrest were arraigned before Justice of the Peace Longstreet In llriellc, who held Mrs. McArthur with out ball und the others In bonds of $5,000 each. Later they were taken be fore County Judge Lawrence at Free hold, who released them on a blanket ball bond of (10,000, CITY OWNS ROCKAWAY POINT? Cotton Kiehsnge Is SO op Sept. 7. The New York Cotton Exchange has Issued invitations to the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of Its organiza tion on .September 7. The ceremonies will be held on the floor of the exchange at 1 o'clock In the afternoon. So Says Hylan, In Answer to Claim of Realty Company. Mayor Hylan's researches In musty legal volumes resulted yesterday In a letter to John V. O'Brien, Corporation Counsel, supporting the hope of bunga low owners at Hockaway Point that the city owns their land and not a real estate firm which Is boosting rents, thereby forcing out some of the Inhabi tants. Starting with record of 1S33, the Mayor assembled data Indicating that the prop erty was once part of Barren Island and still is legally, and owned by the city of Now York, as any one may see by consulting Mulry vs. Norton, 100 New York Reports 429. The State was first thought to have the clearer title to the land, but In either case tho Mayor holds that the real estate company Is not the owner anl that the tenants can be protected. He instructed Mr. O'Brien to "take Whateveg legal action Is neces sary to protect tho city's rights." The theft of H0.J0O In diamonds, $3,265 In cash nnd $1,500 In diamond studded watches by two holdup men who represented themselves as custom ers at an apartment at 100 West 118th street, where fiscnr Kookses conducts n Jewelry business, was made known yes terday after a week's sllenco enforced hit the police. Kookses, who was formerly In the Jewelry business at 87 Nassau street, now has a room In un apartment occu pied by Charles Marks, and Is In the "habit of seeing his customers there. A week ago Saturday a man whom Kook ses rccognlied as a former customer called nt tho apartment nnd asked If the dealer could supply him with a dia mond to fit a ring he was wearing. Kookses pulled out a wallet and was about to show Ills diamonds when an other man entered tlie apartment He showed Kookses a shield and told him he was un Officer sent to Investigate a report of stolen property. Then the two produced revolvers and took the loot. The dealer gave the police the name and address of his "customer," but he has not yet been found. Two armed men entered the office of the Madison Iron Works at 445 East 120th etreet yesterday and told the bookkeeper, Irving Brodsky, they would shoot If he offered resistance. Then they made off In un automobile with the company's payroll of $1,100. Patrolman Harry Bachtle of the East 126th street station was fifty feet from tho factory when the holdup occurred, but the thieves worked so smoothly and quickly that he knew nothing of the robbery until the bookkeeper ran out and gavo tho alarm. The office which Brodsky occupied alone Is separated from the factory by a door which was closed when the men entered. Seven men arrested for the holdup of fourteen persons In the Borough Park section of Brooklyn were held over until Monday In $10,000 bail each, upon their arraignment yesterday In Flat bush court. Detective Beatty of the Hoboken police said he rccognlied one of the men. who gave his name as Joseph Relnall when arrested, as George Hten rahan, a' man who hnd Jumped ball while under two Indictments. May End strike of Longshoremen. Joseph Ryan, vice-president of the In ternational Longshoremen's Association, declared yesterday that the striking longshoremen of the coastwise piers will vote to return to work Monday night, provided the nonunion longshoremen new employed on the piers are dis charged by the steamship companies by that time. All questions.relatlng to the wage scale are to be negotiated, Mr. Ryan said, after the longshoremen re turn to work. 27 W. 38th St.fJ N EW YORit J k FITTING THE NARROW. FOOT WIDTHS AAAA TO E - LENGTHS 1 T5 10 $12 'lALE Women's Fall Footwear THE high shoes illustrated are standard models from our regular stock, always good style, always in demand. In ad vance of the busy fall season we offer them at the uniform low price of $ 1 2. 75, tax included. Typically "ShoeCraft" in their good leathers and workmanship, they are both handsome and easeful, with snug fit at heel. And you can get the style you Want in the size you Want nowhere else in town will you find such a complete range of sizes. Low Shoes, $7.50 To effect a quick clearance of our summer models we have priced them at $7.50. Practically all of them are shoes that are useful the year 'round, some for dress, others for street wear with spats. As these are broken lines, not all sizes are available in each style. Two models are illustrated. Do not let this opportunity slip by. . SHOECRAFT SHOP 27 West 38th Street Bdween Fifth and Sixth Avenues 1 MOB TO HEAR ROSENBLATT. ssrves railed to Disperse "rowd at Proa Concert. The voice of Joseph Rosenblatt, a can tor, attracted such a crowd yesterday to Chad Zedek Synagogue, at IKth street, between Fifth and Lenox ave nues, that police reserves had to be called. tThe cantor tiad sung at Chab Zedek; before, but then the audience of music loverB was admitted by ticket. Yester day, however, the rabbis decided to make no conditions whatever and to admit the public without preference. The result was a throng of more thnn 2,600 persona Eight hundred of them could ho seated. The rest were locked out and beselged the doors. Police reserves were called to quell tho disturbance, he officers turned the disappointed away while the voice of Rosenblatt still echoed through the audl- to.lum. 1 ANDERSON ATTACKS MAYOROFYONKERS He Describes Conditions Therm at a 'Stench.' William H. Anderson, State superin tendent of the Antl-Aaloon League, re newed yesterday his attack on vice nnd lliuor violations In Yonkers. This time his attack Includes some shots at Mayor Wallln. "I did not name the Mayor In my first statement," said Mr. Anderson, "but since he has seemed to Include him self under 'guilty officials' and has In jected himself Into tho controversy I cheerfully swept the Issue. The claim made by him that ho has cooperated with the Federal authorities is espe cially Interesting, In view of the fact that conditions were so rotten In Yonk ers that I myself complained to the Fed eral authorities and obtained a promise of a Federal Investigation. Somo ar rests were made, but one of the ap parently protected saloonkeepers In Yonkers came so near murdering one of the Federal agents and so much fuss was kicked up over It that the Federal authorities temporarily dropped their Investigation before It got well started." Mr. Anderson described conditions in Yorkers as a "stench," and said he had reoelved many letter from reputable cltliena of that community of complaint against tlie distribution of liquor. Mr. Anderson said his expose of Yonkers was Intended to "call attention to a condition which exists In a very large degree elsewhere In Wostcheeter county." He promised In due time to unfold some "very simple, fur reaching plans to Insure the Yonkers public get ting the Worth of Its money for Its taxes used In supportkig the police and other city olllclaU." frown 1'rlnce Carol Leaves Frisco. San fOtMpi Aug. 11, Crown of numtnlu was en route KflANCIS rrlnre Carol to-day to l'ortland, Ore., after a visit here of two days. H'i expected to visit BMtUa before proceeding eastward. WINS ALIENATION SUIT; ASKS DIVORCE La Verne Davies Filee Suit in Supreme Court. La vtrne Davies, a former Lieutenant In the United States Army, who won a verdict for 1150,000 damages against Al fred C. Harrison, Jr., for alienating the affections of Huby M. Davies, sued her yesterday for divorce In the Supreme Court, g. He names Harrison, alleging that ho visited her In hotels and apart ments here while her husband , was In service. The divorce charge Is n counter claim to tho separation action which Mrs. ?i.i, m t, . n few weeks aao. She complained that her husband bad failed to support hor and Had ananaonea ner. In Mm (,ll.nntlnn Mil It Davies declared h. llnrrlann ahnwered flowers. Jewels and opportunities for amusement upon Mrs. Davies. When tho alienation suit was caiiot for trial Harrison, who Is the owner of plantations In Cuba and of business li. trrests In Philadelphia, was on his ny abroad. A Sheriff's Jury found the W diet against Him by default. Hi attor neya stated that he would reopen th case In due time and defend It upon Iti merits. TEXAS FARMER BOYS COMJNft. 130 Will lee frew York To-day, Then Go to Washington. A group of III farmer boys fm-n Texas who are touring the country h. the guests of a number of Texas haul ers and business men so they may learn up to date methods of farming, will ai rive In this city this morning, and, affr being conducted on a sightseeing tour hy Y. M. C. A. and Red Cross workers, will leave to-night for Philadelphia. On the way buck to Texas they will stop m r lit Washington, where Secrotary of Agr.- culture Meredith will greet thom. While In this city tho boys will Grant's Tomb, Chinatown, an l will tho city from the oolworth tower. 0 f 1 Fifth Ave. Stewart & Co. Correct C?ppare forWomen&Dttisses At 37th St. Present the Style-Themes that Will Captivate in The New Autumn Modes V With a touch of the ancient Greek and Egyptian in line, a hint of the Persian and East Indian in Embroidery and the incomparable care and superb skill of STEWART & CO. Workmanship in Tailoring Prices Are Very Moderate I ! DRESSES and GOWNS 39.50 to 249.50 The simple, straight lines of classic Greece, combined with the low-waisted effect of the moyen age, form the keynote to the Autumn Modes in Dresses and Gowns. Brightly colored embroideries and soft, luxurious fabrics form an alluring background to these refreshing new creations. COATS and WRAPS 49.50 to 350.00 Long, straight lines and lavish embroidery treatments in Silks and tinsels upon a foundation of soft, supple fabrics give the new Coats and Wraps a very appealing touch. Large collars and capes and novel belting effects assure the new types of a cordial reception. NEW SUIT MODES 55.00 to 298.50 Slender lines and graceful contours, combined with artistic effects in fine Silk, tinsel, bead and Wool embroideries, are extremely effective in the New Suit Modes. Among the most favored smart materials are Veldyn, Silk Duve tyn, Duvet de Laine, Yalama Cloth and Tricotine. NEW FALL MILLINERY 15.00 to 50.00 Dame Fashion seems to favor the small toque quite as much as the larger Hat in Satin or Velvet combina tions, embroidered Duvetyn or Panne Velvet. Ostrich feather and othfcr effective trimmings. STEWART & CO. Direct Attention to Their August Sale of Fine Furs New Models of a grade and fine quality unequalled are presented at prices so low that we cannot hope to equal them again this season Hudson Seal & Mink Wrap 795.00 The Season's Price, 1,000.00 Sumptuous model, with huge color of dark Mink. - Natural Squirrel Wrap 750.00 The Season's Price, 950.00 48 in. model, deep overcape and border of self fur. Hudson Seal Wrap 595.00 The Season's Price 750.00 .Beautiful 48 in. model with voluminous overcape. Mole Fur Wrap 450.00 The Season's Price 650.00 Handsome 48 in. model, huge overcape of self fur. Moleskin Sports Coat 389.50 The Season's Price 495.00 With Natural Squirrel collar, cuffs and border. H Hudson Seal Coat 425.00 The Season's Price 525.00 Luxurious 40 in. model, self collar and bell cuffs. Natural Squirrel Coat 395.00 The Season's Price 495.00 36 in. model with deep collar and bell cuffs of self fur. Hudson Seal Coat, Trimmed 395.00 The Season's Price, 495.00 With Skunk, Squirrel or Beaver collar and cuffs. 36 in. Hudson Seal Coat 350.00 The Season's Price, 475.00 36 in. model. Huge self collar and bell cuffs. Marmot Sports Coat 125.00 The Season's Price, 175.00 36 in. model with deep collar and bell cuffs of self fur These are merely a few of the many exceptional values in this Sale. Furs Purchased Will Be Kepi in Storage Until November 15th Free of Charge. ! I If m (A