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KAISER'S GOLD GUP
-JUST PLAIFTPBWTER
Biff Tom McCarthy Arraigns
! .Hohenzollern Crook for Of
fering1 Fake Trophy.
55,000 MUG IS WOBTn $30
Bum Sport's Prlfo for" Yacht
, Bace Winner Nets $125,000
for Bed Cross Fund.
A new alarm was sent broadcast
throughout the world yesterday to ar
rest on sight a lowllfe named P. W. V.
A. Hoheniollern. Vila. Kaiser Bill, alias
Meundgott. alias Fred Wllhelm Hohen
sotlern. alias" Bill the Boob, alias Bill
the Cathedral Wrecker, alias Stupid.
lias Oyp the Baby St abbe r, alias Bill
the Over Insured, alias Wllhelm the Un
necessary, alias Fathead, alias German
Measles, aHas Frledrlch Wllhelm Victor
lions laughter Albert Hoheniollern. 69
.years old, of 22A Wllhelmstrasse (ring
O'Leary's bell), Berlin. Germany, who
even before yesterday had been "wanted"
generally throughout the civilised world
on the charge of being an International
crook.
The newest charges against Hohen
sollern. which -were made yesterday by
United States Marshal Big Tom Mc
Carthy, are that the Internationally no
torious crook, who was last seen plcklrg
violets in front of the press gallery some
where far back of the German tranches
while also picking Ms teeth with the
right point of his mustache, "did con
spire, connive and attempt to be a bum
sport and did with malice aforethought
succeed In achieving same by getting,
, obtaining, securing and uttering one
phony pewter mug. thinly plated with
sold, and did offer, give and utter same
ns 'The Emperor's Trophy, or The
Kaiser's Cup.' In the year One Thousand
Nine Hundred and Five as a 'olid gold'
trophy, to be competed for in an ocean
race of yachts, the aame to be open to
yacht owners not only throughout the
civilized world but also to yachtsmen
who at that time were Inmates of Ger
many." Unnasklaar the Counterfeit.
The exact wording of the newest
charges against Hoheniollern. as made
by Marshal Big Tom McCarthy, are
quoted here largely from memory and
may not be strictly verbatim. But the
sense of the accusations Is precisely as
iMnted above, to wit. that the famous
"Kaiser's Cup," which was sold at auc
tion time and again and again and again
during the recent Red Cross drive, until
It had brought In about $125,000 for the
Red Cross, turned out to be when
beaten to a frazzle to bel sold for the
"gold" of which It was supposed to be
made almost solid pewter, with a thin
eneer of gold. -
Until a dealer- in precious metals
looked the misshapen mass over yes
terday the cup had been "valued at"
1 5,000. One good look on the part of
thr expert and It waa learned that
Berlin Bill had Included In his long
career of crime the offence which Is
known all the way from Sing Sing down
to Potsdam as "shoving the queer."
Thirty-nix dollars, and not a cent
more." cried the expert, who took the
b'g lump off the scales! and chucked It
Into the bin containing old 'stove lifters,
stove pipes, sine water buckets, tin pie
plates, German helmets and ftlyyer
tonneaus.
Followers of yachting news will re
member, no doubt, that In the big yacht
race for the "15,000 solid gold Kaiser
cup" In 1905 the cup was won by the
Atlantic, flying the colors of the New
York Yacht Club and the private signal
of the owner of the Atlantic. Wilson
Marshall. It was further stated then,
on the solid pewter word of the Kaiser
hlm.efr-hat the cup, in addition te-be-In?
the gift of Wllhelm the Unnecessary,
also had been designed by him.
.TVn.a No Reminder of InjUe.r.
During the recent Red Cross drive,
readers will recall : Mr. Marshall, whose
eon. William Marshall, Jr., was killed
while flying a warplane In France', de
cided that about the best use which
could be made of the cup would be to
turn It over to the Red Cross and have
it auctioned off for the benefit of the
Socelty of Mercy. Mr. Marshall wanted
no reminders of Germany or the Kaiser
around him longer. At Madison Square
Garden, the Metropolitan Opera House
and other mighty Red Cross rallies dur
ing the drive the cup was put up at
auction. Marshal Big Tom McCarthy
usually being the lusty lunged auc
tioneer; And each night whoever bid
the cup in promptly turned It back to
the Red Cross to be auctioneed off
again at the next opportunity.
The last .public appearance .of -to -oup
wan at the final meeting of the drive,
held at the Metropolitan Opera House
on the last Saturday night of the cam
paign. President Wilson being present.
Big Tom himself and nine of his cronies
chipped In that night until they had
raised n pot containing 12,500 and the
ten hid In tho cup
Thereupon Marshal McCarthy an
nounced to the great audience lhaj for
the slight consideration of 5 each any
one In the audience could come upon tho
stage and 'get a close up of Big Tom
hammering the everlasting daylights
' out of the cup, the mass then to be sold
as gold and the proceeds to be added to
the Red Cross treasury.
All of which was done amid happy up
roar. Then Big Tom and the Red Cross
folk sent the lump of "gold" to a dealer
In precious metals and told him to weigh
the mass and ease a perfectly good check
along to the Red Cross In payment.
Great Surprise for Big; Tom.
At 10:11 o'clock yesterday forenoon
the dealer In precious 'metals called Big
Tom McCarthy up. At 10:11:01 A. M,
yesterday Big Tom hit the celling at a
spot directly above the telephone In his
office on the third floor of the" Federal
Building, slightly denting the plaster.
Pewter, all pewter said the dealer when
describing his scientific experiments with
the hammered cup, the experiments be
Inr necessarily confined, It was ex
plained further to Big Tom. almost
wholly to qualitative, with little or no
qualitative, analysis.
The analysis didn't even show, the an
timony, blsmifth. and copper alloy's found
In good pewter. As near as Big Tom
roulrt recall the result of the analysis It
ran (to lapse' for the nonce Into purely
clentldc lingo) about as follows:
Tin
l.rt
ntlmnny
Bismuth .. .
rnpper
I'hnny pfennigs,..,
I.lvonvurst
Dried sauerkraut..
(terms . . .
Coetlra ,, '(. .
;. Much
Oodles
....Nothing doing
....Nothing doing
Blooey
.Thirty cents
Much
A flllum
Oodles
Billion
.. ... tn.
Cloli...
At ttiA verv mnmAnt Ih.i m m
McCarthy hit the floor 'o. his office again
he offered, unofficially and out of his
own pocket, a reward consisting of his
pay envelope for a year for old man Ho
henxollern dead, or 30 cents alive, n.
portrrr spilling nut of thilr coop n the
federal Building at the first sound of
lite crash In Big Tom's office, learned
that Berlin Bill had added -counterfeiting
to his other digs Into the statutes as
made and provided, and then lustful
for the big rewarD orYereU for the pelt of
Bill asked Big Tom for a technical
description of the noted crook.
tor a long, long time Big Tom
rarely pausing for a breath and never
repeating himself once described Mr.
Hoheniollern. Big Tom even went Into
Bill's ancestry, and after dwelling on
ancesters that ran all the way back to
a Karl who encumbered the earth about
1,000 years ago, Big Tom, alwaya work
ing steadily up to the present culprit,
said that tho old bird now occupying tie
German throne not only was all of that,
Dut furthermore was a self made one be
sides, tt may be added that Big Tom de
voted little more, If any, time to describ
ing the Hohenzollern person himself
than he did to describing Bill's fore
bears.
Hohenzollern, according to the Fed
eral officials and the Police Department,
is described as a married man, wltt' a
wife and six unwounded sons. The old
est son, Fred, Is described by Big Ton) as
a young man in Ills 30s, who again, ac
cording to the Marshal, lacks Just
enough brains to be half wltted. Feed
Hohenzollern is In business with the old
man, Marshal McCarthy says, and Is
also wanted here and In various Euro
pean capitals on charges of murder, ar
son, burglary, trespassing, chicken steal
ing, burglary of churches, hospital
wrecking, baby killing, shooting wltt out
a permit, speaking the German language,
masquerading as a soldier, vagrancy.
consorting with other crooks, robbing
orphans, breaking into church poor
Doxes, unsuccessful assault, wearing his
face In public, drunk and disorderly con
duct, admitting that Hohenzollern Is his
father, breaking the back pedalling
speed limits and tho blanket charge of
oetng an all around no good dish faced
coot
"And -besides that." remarked Big
Tom, "let me odd In conclusion that this
young Fred Horenzollern Is also, to my
way of thinking, a " (deleted by
censor.)
Friends tried to cheer up Bis Tom.
Chief Auctioneer of the King's cup. by
culling attention" to the fact that even
though old Coot Hohenzollern had turned
out to be a bum sport yachtsman. If It
weren't for hW phony pewter mug the
Red Cross treasury wouldn't be as well
off by about $1:5.000 as It Is to-day.
But no light came to the Marshal's
eyes .until It was finally called to rils at
tention that after tho gold In the cup
I ad been traced nnd separated from the
junk the lend that remains can be melted
quickly and then eased Inside the steel
Jackets of the modern rifle bullet. And
in that way, even Big Tom agreed, all
the cup except the trace of cold veneer
can be returned quickly to the western
rront or the Kaiser as tie old bird is
heading east.
MRS. THORNE HELD,
ATTORNEY CHARGES
K. W. Gerard Says He Will
Ask Writ to Get Her
Out of Bellevue
Randolph W. Gerard, attorney for
Mrs. Joel W. Thorne. who Is now under
observation In the psychopathic wnr. nt
Bellevue, announced yesterday that he
would resort to every known legal
iweapon to obtain his client's releare.
His flrf t step will be an application for
a writ of habeas corpus which to ex
pects to flic In the near future. He will
be aided In the legal battle by Attorney
Mirabeau I,. Towns, who enerted the
case yesterday as associate counsel for
Mrs. Thorne.
Attorney Gerard said he expected no
fee for his work and was merely acting
out of friendship for Mrs. Thorne, whose
husband, Joe: W. Thorne. a member of
one of New York's oldest families and
son of Samuel W. Thorne, left her last
October. . Just before her removal to
Bellevue Hospital Wednesday night the
lawyer said he had bfcen In consultation
with 1 cr regarding the advlsabillty'of
going Into court in connection with her
disagreements with the Thorne family.
"This is a conspiracy to get )her. oyt
of the way." "declared the 'lawyer. "She
is no more insane than you or I. She
feared that something of this kind might
happen to her, and she was living In
dread of Just such a contingency. Her
last words to me were that she had In
structed her maid to call me up In case
anything did happen, and she asked me
to be prepared to act Immediately.
"When I visited the hospital Friday
night they refused to let me see her,
although I told them I was her lawyer.
They told me that nobody could see
her. Naturally a woman who has been
through the ordeals that she has. In
cluding two actual cases of poisoning,
would bo In nn unstrung nervous condi
tion, I understand she was Induced to
go to the hospital under the Impression
that she was to be operated on for
kidney trouble."
Dr. Stephen I'erham Jewett of the
psychopathic ward In Bellevue treated
Attorney Gerard's conspiracy theory as a
Joke, Mrs. Thome, he said, entered
Bellevue of her own volition, and no one
outside of her own physician. Dr. Seth
M. Milliken of 951 Madison avenue, had
taken any Initiative in the matter.
"Mrs. Thorne Is merely here under ob
servation," said Dr. Jewett. "and If she
Is found to be in )ound mental health
nothing can possibly prevent her dis
charge from this institution."
Over the telephone from Allenhurse,
N. J., where he was spending the week
end. Dr. Milliken told a reporter for
The Sun that he had been called Into
the case by Mrs. Thorne herself, and
that he had taken her to Bellevue on his
own responsibility.
"It was not until I had taken her to
Bellevue," said the doctor, "that any
member of her husband's family com
municated with me regarding her case.
Then some of tils relatives got In touch
with me to satisfy themselves that she
was being given the proper cart and at
tention." Dr. Mflllken's statement was verified
by Joel Thome's brother Edwin, who Is
now living at his country home In Baby
lon. L. I.
"The first I learned of the mat
ter," sail) Mr. Thome, "was after my
sister-in-law had been taken to Bellevue.
I haven't seen her for two or three
years and I don't believe any of the
other members of my family have been
In touch 'with her."
3 HELD IN PAY FRAUD PLOT.
ChuruvA With Foritlng Govern
ment Checks nt .Newark.
Three men were held yesterday, by
Judge D. Alola In Newark on a charge
of conspiring to defraud the Govern
ment by manipulating pay rolls at Port
Newark, Where the Mason, Hanger
McArthur Brothers, Inc., contractors.
are building a supply depot for the
Quartermaster Corps.
Jean Faure, 1 Tonnelle avenue, Jer
sey City, was held under f 5,000 ball :
Hrnett Cascloll, $2,500 ball, and Ralph
H. Steurer In $2,000 ball. The two lat
ter live In Newark. The police say that
the prisoners confessed that they forced
the names of foremen at the plant anil
then drew money on dummy checks
Faure was paymaster and the other two
his assistants,
'HON.' T.L REYNOLDS
GAMBLER, VERDICT
9
Self-Styled "Excellency" Held
Guilty, Despite Strong
Denials.
LURED WEALTHY VICTIMS
Doctored Boulette Wheel
Found In House To Be
Sentenced This Week.
Thomas U Reynolds, whose house at
3S West Sixty-eighth street was raided
April 28. was convicted by a jury before
Judgo Mclntlre In General Sessions yes
terday on an Indictment charging him
with being a common gambler.
Reynolds's arrest followed shortly
after sensational disclosures made to
District Attorney Bwann by one of the
city's wealthiest business men. This
man and his wife were sojourning at
Palm Beach last winter when they met
a Mr. and Mrs. Brown, who posed as
being wealthy New Yorkers.
The Browns entertained lavishly. The
acquaintance was renewed In this city
early In April, the Browns Invited the
business man and, his wife to lunch.
The Invitation was accepted and the
Browns called for their guests In a luxu
rious limousine. They were on their
way to the restaurant when Mr. Brown
recalled rather suddenly that he had an
appointment with "Senator" Reynolds
and asked rather apologetically If his
guests would mind If he called on the
Senator before going to the restaurant
"Why, of course not," rejoined the New
Yorker and his wife and they were
driven to the West Sixty-eighth street
address, where they were ushered Into
a luxuriously furnished house. A butler
announced their arrival to Reynolds, who
was Just about to partake of a little
lunch.
Dellajkts" to Meet Them.
Reynolds was delighted to meet the
friends of Mr. and Mrs. Brown and In
vited them to lunch with htm. They all
reluctantly accepted. The after dinner
conversation was delightful, the "Sen
ator" relating some of his experiences
at court and numerous anecdotes. When
the conversation languished Mr. Brown
suggested a little game of oirds. Rey
nolds cared little for cards, but he was
very fond of roulette and for his own
amusement had provided himself with a
small roulette wheel.
While the ladles remained In the alt
ting1 room talking, Reynolds, Mr. Brown
and his guest retired to a room up stairs
and the game was started. From the
very" first Reynolds won. first small
amounts and eventually larger sums.
After several hours play Reynolds be
came somewhat fatigued by the play
and suggested that they discontinue.
He then rather carelessly remarked to
the prominent New Yorker that he owed
him the trifling sum of $53,000. The New
Yorker protested. He thought it was
merely a friendly tittle game, and told
Reynolds so. Reynolds assured lilm that
It was not and asked for a check. The
New Yorker refused. Then Reynolds,
dropping the mask of respectability
bluntly Informed him that If he did not
pay. both he and his wife would be pub
licly disgraced. The threat, however,
had little effect on the New Yorker, who
offered to call the police, whereupon he
was permitted to depart.
On this story being told to Mr. Swann
an Investigation was begun. Detective
McQuald. posing as a wealthy lumber
merchant, made the acquaintance of
Reynolds and planned the raid, which
was carried out by detectives of Inspec
tor CostUran's squad on the very night
when an elaborate dinner was being
given by Reynolds In McQuade's honor.
Following the dinner Reynolds in
vited a friend and the detective to an
upper room where the roulette wheel was
kept. At a signal from Mcyuafle tne
detectives, who were waiting In the
street below, broke Into the place, seized
Reynolds, the roulette wheel end other
gambling paraphernalia, which was used
as evidence at the trial.
Itoulette Wheel Doctored.
At the trial, conducted for the prosecu
tion by James E. Smith, Assistant Dis
trict Attorney, It was shown that elec
tric wires attached to batteries were
found In the room. It was claimed that
these were used to control the wheel,
but Reynolds explained that they had
been Installed for llghtlnc a Christmas
tree.
Among other things found In Re
nolds's apartment were richly engraved
cards bearing the name "His Excellency
Hon. Thomas L. Reynolds." When asked
to explain the meaning of the title Rey
nolds asserted he had once been Min
ister to the United States "from a coun
try located along the Amazon." but he
was unable to say where, or who ap
pointed him. .
Reynolds st one "time was a
Tammany politician and a member of
the Long Acre Club, which In 1905 nomi
nated him for leader In the Twenty
seventh Assembly district. At that time
he was accused hy Thomas F. McAvoy
of being a henchman of the gambling In
terests and of trying to negotiate two
$50,000 promissory note. He Is said to
have been a Captain of the Sixty-ninth
Regiment, N. Y. N. G. and at one time
a partner. of Senator Timothy D. Sul
livan In the real estate buatners. He
achieved much notoriety in 1913 nhen
he was sued for $250,000 damages for
alienating the affections of Ruth Boyd
Bustanoby, wife of Jaques Bustanoby,
the restaurateur.
Reynolds probably will be sentenced
some time this week.
FRANCE ASKS Y. M. C. A.'S AID.
Wants Instructors to Introdnce
American Athletic System.
In appealing for the enrolment of ath
letic and physical directors for overseas
work with the Y. M, C. A. at army
recreation camps yesterday Dr. Luther
H. Gulick said that there Is Imperative
need for greater physical care of the
fighting men. The American system of
athletics, he said. Is being Introduced
Into the French army at the request of
the President of the French republic.
"We need tftlrty directors for that
work right away." Dr. Gulick stated.
"When a man has been fighting for
days almost without interruption, has
had practically no sleep and none too
much to eat, has been marching or run
ning, carrying heavy loads, helping to
drag guns and the like, he has been do
ing work which makes football look like
child's play, Men alongside of him have
been left out In the field dead or seri
ously wounded. He has seen some of his
own comrades blown to pieces.
"When a man under such conditions
has opportunity for complete rest, for
good"" Tood and sleep, his body can re
cover quickly, but often the tragedy of
the situation goes round and round In
his mind snd It is utterly beyond his
will to control himself.
"f this lasts long the man Is ruined.
Temptations for excitement are practi
cally Irresistible then! These are the
conditions under which humans have al
ways dissipated, and these are the con
ditions which bring to the physical and
athletic director his greatest opportunity
for service. It takes trained men of big
personality for service of this kind."
TAXICAB DRIVERS ASSIST- -TROOPS
IN IMMORALITY
Nine Arrested in Law Enforcement Bureau Campaign
to Protect Fighting Men- From Being Prey
of Underworld.
With the arrest In the last few days
of. nine taxlcab drivers the New York
branch of the law enforcement bureau of
the War Department has begun an active
camps. I jn to rid ths city of a class of
men said to be all too willing to assist
soldiers and sailors on liberty In the
enjoyment of any forbidden pleasures
they may desire. The chauffeurs sre
specifically charged with procuring
women for soldiers, a violation of sub
division 4B of section MT of the Criminal
Code.
The, offensive against lawless chauf
feurs Is only ons phase of the Govern
ment's efforts, conducted through the
law enforcement bureau, to roako New
York a healthy place of recreation for
men in the service. Within less than a
month' more than 100 persons, charged
with offences ranging from bootlerglng
to much more serious crimes, have been
apprehended by attaches of the bureau,
of which Capt. T. N. Pfelfer Is the head.
Every effort Is being made to safe
guard the health and morals of the men
In whose hands rests the ultimate safety
of the nit Ion, and what with the work
of tho polios and Assistant District At
torney Jim Smith, who prowls around
by night rounding up slackers and other
spurious growths on the body politic. In
addition to tho equally effective If less
bizarre achievements of the law enforce
ment bureau. It looks as If the city's
underworld la In a fair way to be made
safe for democracy.
One of the taxi drivers. Walter J.
Rowantree of 141$ 8econd avenue, was
dismissed by Magistrate Cobb 'In the
night court Friday. Another, Davld4wslt7- ffhlch means that about $10.000
Jacobson of 751 Fifth street, pleaded
guilty and will be sentenced Monday. A
majority of the rest John Rome of 21
Macomb's place, David Schwelt of 221
East Sevanty-elghth street, Lawrence
Hlgglns of 1201 Flatbush avenue. Brook
lyn; Thomas Sweeney of 467 Pacific
BOY SCOUTS SHOW
SKILL IN GAMES
First Aid Bace Is Won by Two
Jlembers of Troop
796V
Cheering each of the; events with the
wildest enthusiasm, about 1000 picked
Boy Scouts from the troops of this city,
had their first general -outdoor meet on
the Sheep Knoll In Central Park yester
day afternoon. The celebration started
with a parade which formed at Washing
ton Square, the column .marching up
University place to Twelfth street where
It turned west to Eighth avenue and
up F.ighth avenue to Central Park.
The first event was a walking match
composed of a Junior section for boys
from twelve to fourteen and a senior
division for those from fifteen to eighteen
years of age. "Tom" 'Moraii of Troop
340 won the Junior division race and
Jerome Lawler of Troop 555 the senior
race. This event was held under the
auspices of the Walkers) Club which con
tributed gold, silver and bronze medals
for the winners In each division.
At Central Park the Sheep Knoll was
roped off and the troops. gathered around
the arena. In one corner B. F. Keith's
BOV's Band' was blaring valiantly away,
while the officials held the place of
honor at the end of the field. The first
event was a dressing contest. This re
sembled In some respects a potato race,
except that various parts of a scout's
uniform 'were laid on the ground Instead
of potatees.
Winner of tho Event.
Timothy 'Teddy" Keane of Troop 340
ran down the line In record time, putting
on the pieces of clothing and adjusting
them as deftly as though he were trying
his best to get up and to school on time
on a dark winter morning.
One of the events which required the
greatest amount of skill and In which
the greatest Interest was shown was the
first aid race. At the end of the lists
were boys, lying flat on the grass suf
fering, supposedly from a shrapnel
wound In the arm and a sprained ankle.
At the signal, the teams compose.! of
two scouts, each, ran down the field with
their bamboo poles. They peeled the
clothing from the wounded scout, ban
daged his arm and put It in a sling,
bandaged his ankle, made an improvised
stretcher by running the bamboo rods
through the sleeves of two coats and
brought their patient to the end of the
field from which they had started. The
boys who bandaged most deftly nnd
brought the "patient" back to the start
In the best time were Howard Jasper
on and Lyman Barry of Troop 798.
Other events were the "Fireman's Life,"
which consisted of running to the end of
the field and bringing back a prostrate
scout In tho approved fashion. This was
won by Troop 791, Ths semaphore sig
nal and the International code signal
races were both wo a by Troop 769. The
"signal tower" competition was won by
Troop 702.
Horse and Rider Rare.
The "horse and rider" race, had a
stony stctlon of ground been selected,
might na,ve resulted In a number of
badly bumped heads and bruised limb.
Each troop In this contest had a number
of teams competing, a team consisting
of one boy riding "piggy back" on an
other mora stalwart youth. Tho Idea
was to unseat aa many of the opposi
tion as possible. The troop which had
the largest number of unconquered
"horses" and "riders" In the lists at
the end of this conflict was No. 664.
The signal relay was won by the
Fifth Division. The wall scaling con
teat by Troop 716. The prize for the
division which had the greatest number
of the tallies for the meet waa the
Sjventh, which had a score of 51 points.
The second oesi waa ine rum uivision,
which won 26 points. The prize for the
winner was a silver cup which became
the permanent property of the winning
division.
Pan Beard, the National Scout Com
missioner, acted: as official Judge in the
various contests and was assisted by C.
II, Nesslage, Scout Commissioner of
Manhattan, and a number of scout
masters. WHITMAN REVIEWS UNIT.
N. Y. University Tralnln- Corps
Parades OOO Men.
Gov, Whitman reviewed 600 members
of the New Tork University training de
tachment, of the National Army .pn. tae
uhTverslTy' campus yesterday. Ths men
are taking, war courses at the Insti
tution under the direction of Capt. W.
S. Maulsby and Charles H. Snow, a
civilian.
Gov. Whitman made a short address
sfter the review In which he paid high
tribute to the manner in which the young
men of the State have taken up their
military duties. The unit Is quartered
In the Hall of Fame,
street, Brooklyn; Jack Greenstan of 266
East 165th street, John W. Llnken of
Stockholm street, Brooklyn, and Julius
Braun of 960 Prospect avenue are held
In $500 ball pending trial In the Munici
pal Court Wednesday.
The Brooklyn men also will bs tried
this week In Kings county. In every
case where conviction Is obtained Capt.
I'felffer will ask promptly that the driv
er's license be revoked. Though there Is
no assurance on this point there seems
little doubt that the request will be
granted. The offence with which the
men are charged is classified by the
Code as vagrancy, a misdemeanor, the
maximum penalty for which In a fine of
$500 and six months Imprisonment.
During the week beginning May 11 the
offending drivers were approached by
two soldiers from the Law Enforcement
Bureau, together -with two detectives,
Donnelly and Matthews, also In uni
form, and at the request of the latter
procured women of the streets for. them.
The chauffeurs' license numbers were
noted by the sleuths and forwarded to
the bureau of licenses.
Deputy Commissioner John Drennen
of the license bureau then had them
brought before him Wednesday, and In
his olfice they wero served with bench
warrants Issued by Chief Magistrate Mc
Adoo at (he request of Capt. I'felffer.
In order to Improve the service of ths
taxi drivers who ply their trade be
tween the camp and hearby railroad
stations. Capt. Charles W. Tobln, head
of the Camp Mills military police, has
organized the chauffeurs into associa
tions. As members of the new organiza
tion the men are charged a fee of $2 n
a year will be raised In this way for
the Red Cross and aro pledged to fol
low certain rules, one of which Is to re
port bootlegging.
The drivers who refuse to Join theas
soclatTons are promised a hard time" In
trying to make their business pay.
GAR STRIKE NEARS
END, UNIONISTS SAY
Bronx Trolley Men Confident
I1. S. Conciliator Will Ad
just Difficulties
Settlement of the strike of several
hundred employees of the Union Rail
way Company's lines In The Bronx was
in sight last night, it was stated unof
ficially by representatives of the strik
es, as a result of thz visit to this city
of Clifton Reeves, a Federal conciliator,
who was sent here by Secretary of
Labor Wilson.
Following a meeting In Curtln Hall,
If 0th street and Third avenue, at which
the result of a conference between Ixuls
Freidlger, counsel for the Amalgamated
Association of Street and Electric Rill
a Employees, and Mr. Reeves was
announced to th.j strikers, a statement
was Issued In which the strikers de
clared they had placed the case unre
servedelv In Mr. Reeves's hands.
fflclals of the company continued to
Ignore the strike nnd this attitude ham
pered Mr. Reeve.M when he attempted to
get Into touch with Edward A. Maher,
Jr.. president of the company. Tele
phone Inquiries for Mr. Maher and all
other ofllclals met with the response that
they were "out." It was said, however,
that Mr. Reeves and Mr. Maher would
probably confer to-day.
Tho strikers placed the number of
men out at 500, while officials of the
company declared that the number wan
not more than 200. At any rate there
was no opparent interference with the
service and cars were running on sched
ule time last night.
As a result of disturbances Friday
night four striking conductors and an
Inspector were arraigned before Magis
trate Simpson In Morrisania Court yes
terday.. Two of the conductors, Robert Pag
llocco of 2364 Belmont avenue, The
Bronx, and John McClusky of 101 Mel
rose street. Brooklyn, were found guilty
of disorderly conduct, but sentence was
suspended. It was charged Mhey had
turned the signs on a Jerome avenue
car oier the protests of the crew operat
ing the car In order to confuse the pas
sengers. The other conductors, John Bruno,
of 266 East 140th street, and August
Julllani of 556 CourUandt avenue. Ths
Bronx, were charged with disorderly
conduct on a Boston road car. It was
charged that Bruno held his foot In
the front door of the car to prevent the
motorman from closing It and that Jul
llani had pulled the rope off the trolley
wire. Both rases were continued until
noxt Thursday and the men were pa
rolcd. Inspector John Schnell of 1856 Bos
ton road, who testified against Rruno
and Julllani, was' arraigned on a charge
of asmult preferred by the former.
Bruno alleged the Inspector struck him
In the leg with an Iron switchbar. After
bearlns the evidence Magistrate Simp
son dismissed the case.
MAI LP LANE SWOOPS
ON RACING CROWD
Millar Make Trip From Phil
adelphia in Hour.
A mallnlnne HronneH In nn tv
crowd that thronged Belmont Park yes-
ieruay uiiemoon, i.ieui. Miliar, an army
aviator, sweeping down to the centre of
the taeetrni-lr a fan. vln.ita. aA t
o'clock, when the lawns in front of the
clubhouse and grand, stand were filled
wim men ana women applauding the
efforts fit a string nf hnraan tt..
Jumpa In a steeplechase.
iioiix. Miliar niMe the trip from
Philadelphia In nn hour without inter
ruption of any kind until he was about
to Altlrtlt nt Reinvent Pnrlr TV,..
i thuslastlc hundreds rushed out upon the
iieia 10 ne close at nana when the ma
chine reached the ground, and special
pollcehien had to Intervene to prevent
an accident.
Lieut. Culver on the trip (o Philadel
phia left Belmont Park at tl ,'56 yester
day morning. So good were nlr condi
tions then that he sought to rlio to 15,000
feet instead of the 6,000 feet usually at
tained by the mallplanes. The machine
soared upward with great rapidity and
was lost to sight within a few moments
after Lieut. Culver left the field. No re
port was received last night on whether
he had attained the desired altitude.
Postmaster Patten announced last
night that hereafter the mallplanes will
leave for Philadelphia and Washington
nt noon dally, Instead of 11:10 as hereto
fore. Airplane mall, therefore, will close
half an hour later than at present. An
nouncement also was made last night
that flying .conditions being favorablo
Lieut. Torrey Webb will fly from Bos
ton to Belmont Park this morning carry
ing mall. Lieut. Webb made the first
mall trip frbm New York to Boston on
Thursday, but his machine was damaged
on that trip' and he has not been able
to return.
CLOUDS HIDE S
ECLIPSE AT DENYER
Ycrkcs Observers' Elaborate
Preparation's of No Avail
in Obtaining Data.
GOOD RESULTS IN OREGON
Observers at Baker Rcwarde'd
' by Opportunity for Fine
Photographs.
Denver, June 1. Astronomers from
the staff of the Yerkes Observatory of
the University of Chicago and other ob
servatories who gathered here to-day to
make observations of the local eclipse
of the sun found that their elaborate
preparations had gone for naught. Heavy
clouds covered the sky during the
greater part of the eclipse.
The scientists swallowed their disap
pointment and deserting their Instru
ments gathered. In tre observatory yard
to observe the color effect on the clouds
of the approaching darkness. When the
eclipse was total. It was so dark .that
automobile headlights were lighted, and
a brilliant electrical storm was visible
In the mountains many miles to the
southwest.
Dean Herbert A. Howe of Denver Uni
versity, who directed the work here, said
the observations possible to-day were of
little Importance as the principle data
sought could be obtained only by observ
ations made when the eclipse was total.
Baker, Ore., June 8. Those devoting
.their time to study of the solar eclipse
to-day were amply rewarded. The won
derfully colored glow, of the Inner circle
with Its moving multi-colored shafts of
-llht offered a spectacle rarely seen by
man. It was of maximum sunspot type,
with the glowing and pulsating light
nearly equally diffused about the sun
nurface, whose prominences also were
plainly visible. - - -
Scientifically, observations here were
successful. Belief was expressed that
development of plates of more than fifty
photographs made will aid. In solving
innny problems as to solar atmosphere
and distance from sun surface.
That the photographic and spectro
scopic work wilt produce successful re
sults was the opinion of Dr. S. A. Mitch
ell, director of Leander McCormlck ob
servatory. University of Virginia.
MILLIONS SQUINT
AT ECLIPSE HERE
Smoked Glait Merchant
Lose Opportunity.
leaving South Bend, Wash., yesterday
at 1:55 P. M. a solar eclipse maintained
a perfect schedule In Its Journey across
the continent and arrived over this city
at 6:32 In the evening, daylight saving
time. The sun for nearly two hours
thereafter was rovered over more or less
of 68 per cent, of Its visible surface.
Tho sky was clear, the sun high
enough to be Keen from almost anywhere
In the city, and the spectacle cost noth
ing. It was perhaps for that reason
mostly that New York paid less atten
tion to it than it might have vouchsafed
to a man having a fit on a corner.
The business psychologists said after
ward that had there been some adrol:
merchants out with bits of colored glass
at nnywhere from a quarter to a dollar
per throw New York would have granted
Its attention to the prodigy of nature
forthwith, so that at one and the same
time scientific knowledge would have
been disseminated and the world made
safer for. democracy. As It was the mass
of the multitude gave the heavens a
casual glance, concluded that the spec
tacle was not worth the eye strain and
moved on Its way to The movies.
In the various astronomical observa
tories of the city, however, the watchers
of the skies were making the most of an
opportunity that had not been accorded
them since Mny. 1900, and one that will
not come again before August, 2017.
Improvements in Instruments used In
solar observation made It possible yes
terday for trc astronomers to obtain
photographs and spectral records which
were not procurable during other
eclipses, but as the records most worth
while are obtainable only when the
eclipse Is total It Is to photographs and
records made yesterday in the region of
totality that science will look with the
greatess Interest.
After total eclipse there are visible
for an Instant those portions of the sun
ordinarily obtcurod to ths. camera bv
tre Intensity of the light and also the
phenomenon of the corona or expanse
of pearly light surrounding the sun for
an area of seven or eight times the
sun's diameter. This Is neer visible
except during a total eclipse, and has
never been perfectly photographed.
An Important part of the work done
In observatories yesterday, was tie tak
ing of photographs by whjtoJt Is hoped
to determlno whether stafsnear the sun
appear shifted In position because of
their light having passed through the
sun's magnetic field.
War conditions interfered with a num
ber of expeditions from Eurooe which In
peace time would have been sent here
ana made impossible an observation
from Lick observatory. The famous ob.
servatory sent its most Important In.
struments to Russia for the ecllsse there
In 1914 and has not since been able to
recover them.
Total eclipses of the sun occur regu
larly onco every year and a half, but as
the "tracks" In which they appear vary
and 'are often not In range of observa
tion except from open spaces of ocean
or In polar regions the opportunities for
ready observation aro infrequent. Only
five of the track's forecast for the pres
ent century touch any part of the United
States and most of them only a State or
two. Besides thl year eclipses visible
In the United States will occur In 1921
1925, 1970 and 1979, and the longest of
them will last only 2.7 minutes.
Yesterday's eclipse was visible from
Washington State to Florida and from
thirteen different States. It was visible
In Its totality at a number of places, no
tably Orlando. Fla., and Jackson, Miss.,
where adequate facilities for observing
It had been set up months ago.
Successful total observations wero re
ported last night from Ooldendale,
Wash.; Green River, Wyo., and
Baker, Ore.
SAIL TO RELIEVE PERSIA.
Americans In Second Contingent
Leave fleattle.
The second contingent of the Amer
ican Commission for Relief In Persia
sailed from Seattle yesterday, It was
announced here by the American com
mittee. The commission Is headed by
Dr. Henry Pratt "Judson, president of
the University of Chicago. Dr. Judson
will sail later. Five members of the
commission sailed n few weegs ago and
will be Joined In Japan by the members
that left Seattle yesterday.
The commissioners will aid and
force Americana already etatlcmed In
committee's headquArtera,
Madison 1
avenue, call attention to ih. inrrihu
misery and destitution In Persia.
under eUplcerof WrTl ,t JSSSSSVin
1
TO CHANGE DESIGNS
OF U.S. WAR MEDALS
Protests From Sculptors and
Others Cause Government
to Revoke Two.
PERSHING ALSO OBJECTS
Medal of Honor and Distin
guished Service Cross Not
Appropriately Made.
Protests, chief among' which was that
of the National Sculptors' Society, have
resulted In the Government's decision to
change the design of the Distinguished
Service Cross and Medal of Honor, re
wards recently authorized by Congress
for American heroes.
Howland Wood, curator of the Amer
ican Numismatic Society, received a let
ter from the War Department saying
that the first deslgna were obsolete and
would be called In. Augustus Lukeman,
secretary of the sculptors' organization,
Is authority for the statement that 200 of
the medals and crosses . were sent to
France, and some of them awarded,
when an order was sent out to recall
them.
There was a report that Gen. Pershing
did not like them. This could not be
confirmed. The sculptors, medal design
ers and artists -of New York character
ize the present designs as cheap, com
mercial, unworthy and Inappropriate,
one reason being' that- the cross Is eccle
siastical rather .than military In Its ap
pearance. Sculptors Are Aggrieved.
Steps are being taken by American
sculptors to bring to the attention of
the Government the fact that they feel
somewhat aggrieved because not one of
them, either as Individuals or as socie
ties was consulted regarding the designs.
The National Sculptors Society has
gone on record as being opposed to the
manner In whkrh a commercial firm In
Philadelphia got the contract.
Mr. Lukeman. dismissing the design
awards, said :
"Senstor Chamberlain fathered the
bill which provided for the war decora
tions and which put the arrangements
tor them In the hands of the Secretary
of War. A firm of silversmiths in Phila
delphia made the design for the cross
and presented ft" to the War College,
which accepted It and had 200 crosses
immediately struck off. These were sent
to France, but they were so severely
criticised from an leathetic standpoint
that they) were ordered returned and a
duplicate of the first design, slightly al
tered, was ordered made. As soon as
the duplicates are ready the first 20
medals will be withdrawn.
"Tnere Is a National Art Commission
In Washington whose mission It Is to
serve the Government in the capac'ty
of advisors on art questions, but this
commission was not consulted by the
Secretary of War. Had It been the
design chosen would never have been
adopted, for it lacks every essential nec
essary to make It a worthy and cov
eted medal.
'The French Government, as well as
others, have their war decorations de
signed by leading sculptors, so that they
are the highest exprenrion of the art of
their time. Now the National Sculp
ture Society has In Its membership all
the noted sculptors In America, any one
of whom Is capable of making an artis
tic and worthy design that would be a
credit to the, nation.
Lacks Artistic MstnlBranre.
"The medal that has been adopted,
I hope only tentatively, lacks In every
particular the artistic significance it
should have and Is of the most ordinary
commercial character. Its design rather
suggests the Gothic nnd It might be
appropriate as the decoration of some
ecclesiastical digiMtary rather than some
heroic American soldier.
"The National Sculpture Society has
sent a protest to the Secretary of War
asking whether It Is possible that the
society be consulted In this matter of
developing n more suitable deslgs. We
do not want to go on record as criticising
the War Department, but we feel while
there Is so much artistic talent In this
country ready to lend Its services that
advantage should be taken of It.
"There will he other medals struck
from time to time no doubt, to be given
to various Industries which are doing so
much to win the war, and we hope be
fore It Is too late that designs for sucn
medals will be properly made by men
whose life work Is to achieve the highest
art forms In the country."
Theodore Splcer-Slmson, noted de
signer of medals, brought out yejnerday
the point that the new war decorations
will represent American art In the eyes
of the world, for they are to be awarded
to foreign as well as to American sol
diers. It will be only a matter of time,
said Mr. Splcer-SImson, before these
medals find their way Into collections
and museums all over the world.
"I think." went on Mr. Splcer-Slmson,
"that the Government should try to
eliminate polllict and nppcal to some
well known man to mibmlt designs or
else have a competition.
Procedure In Prance.
"In France a few artists of the high
est rank were chosen to compete with
one another, and the result was some
extremely beautiful medals. Even the
sword of honor, which was awarded to
JolTre, was designed by artists in com
petition." Mr. Splcer-Slmson went on to say that
even Insignia of rank and military but.
tons should he designed bv nrtlsts. The
future will look to these things as me
mentoes of the greatest struggle that the
world has ever seen.
Howland Wood, curator of tho Ameri
can Numismatic Society, said that per
sonally he did not like the design of the
new cross. "I don't think they have
done the best they could," he said. Mr.
Wood also Intimated that he understood
tho Philadelphia firm had engaged men
In the camouflage corns to design medals.
At a special meeting of the National
Sculpture Society Friday evening, Paul
Bartlett, the sculptor and president of
the society, waa quite emphatic In his
disapproval of the way In which the
Government had gone about Its task,
The society plans to send a letter of
protest to the War Department as n
follow-up to the telegram and It expects
some answer.
Many artists In New York commented
yesterday on the fact that the National
Art Commission had apparently been
Ignored In the question of the designs.
TWO NEW RAILWAY DIRECTORS
lluatls for New England, Worces
ter In Ohio and Indiana,
Appointment of two district dlrn,.t,,.
was announced yesterday from the office
of A. H. Smith, regional director of the
reurrui iimiroau. Anministratloii. The
appointees are James H. Hustla thn
will have charge of the New Kngland
finnnt I
niAi. a . .
'.. crtioo nas approved
Ijune i m
They aro effective
rauroans wim outers in Mouth niminn
The Sun Calendar
THE WEATHER. '
For eastern New York, fair to-day
and to-morrow; slowly rising tempera
ture; moderate west winds.
For New Jersey, felr snd slightly
wtrmsr tn-davi to-morrow fair. Um,h,
and variable winds.
ror northern New England, ftlr tn-dty
and to-morrow, sllshtly warmer In th- i
terlor. Moderate westerly wind
ror souinsrn Mew cngiana, rsir ta-dsr
and to-morrow; tlowly riling temperature
Moderats westerly winds.
For weatern 'New York, fslr and iom
what warmer to-day and to-morrow! mad.
erate westerly winds.
WASHINGTON, June I. The wetthtr
has been fair during the last twenty. fou
hours except In Florida, along the ei.t
Gulf coast and In Tssas and Mlnn-iou.
where there have been thunder showert
and local rains.
Moderate temperatures have prevslled
generally east of the Mississippi ItlVer.
Fair weather Is Indicated for the wn.
Ingtoa forecast district during ths nut
forty-eight hours, except In the east ilulf
Htates, Florida and upper Michigan. whr
thunder showers aro probable.
The temperature will rise slowly In
practically all parts of. the district.
LOCAL WEATHZU ItEPortTf.
I A. M, I P. M
Harnmeter to. 05 lo n;
Humidity tt 41
Wind direction W s v
Wind velocity tc in
Westher Clear Oka-
Precipttstlon Non Sin,
The temperature in this city yotterrtH)
at recorded by the emclal thermometer. I
shown In the annexed table:
A.M.. .55 1I',M,,.II P. M -it
A. M...C7 1P.M...II IIMI -
10 A. M...39 IP. M...T0 IP, M. .,:
1IA.U...S2 4P.M. ..70 sr.jt
12 M tS 5 P. M...70 10P. M ii
nn. in?. nil. ist;.
A. M 57 S P. M....7I)
11 M '.68 72 i P. M. ..7 7)
IP. M 70 10 tl Mid M ;
Highest temperature. 71. at 2:15 P. M
Lowest temperature. St. at 7 A. M.
A vera if temperature, 2.
Observations yesterday by the United Slitfn
Weather Buresu stations itaowlnr atmot
pheric conditions In the various cities:
Temperature Vtloc
Hit h. Low. Wind. lly.Riin.W'ir
Atlantic City., a 65 9.W Clnr
Eaitport M .. N.W Clc.it
Boston r nt N w .. n.-.r
Jacksonville,, to n ,. 7.02 ClouH
rnicaro w. 12 PiCIdr
St. Louis 10 M 8.S. 10 Clear
Minneapolis.. 71 .. E. .. .( riouoV
Denver to 14 tf.W. Clout
Bismarck tt N.W. .. . Cir
Charleston... 7 74 S.T.. 12 .. Cloodt
rfolk 72 .. fx'.E. .. Cloin
MINIATURE ALM1KAC
United States Coast and Geodetic Surrr;.
Standard Time.
Sun rises.. ,...t:2 a M Bun sets S:M P M
noon ssis :n p m
tlfntv WAfWn ,B n 1 w
Sandy Hook.. .1:42 A M Gov. Island .!:: A M
wsie ll.M A .n
Sandy Hook...::M AM Got. Island .3:77 A M
uatc A il
X'nf. Tt.- 1 , ,
- iih urril (orravi-4
to conform to the new "artificial time."
EVENTS TO-DAY.
Lecture by Frank Delnot, "Some S;ona
of Democratic Kngland." Christ Chun.li.
Seventy-nrst street. P. M.
Drill by working glrla. South Mfdo.
Central Psrk. 4 P. M.
Cleveland H. Dodge spraki to rel.ni .
of members of 304th rield Artlllrr
Public School 27, 310 East Forty-s-ronJ
street, 8 P. M.
Dr. John ft. Strston talks on "HI,.'
!.". the Greatest Power In the Wor,.t
West Side Y. M. C. A.. 4 P. M
BANKS URGED TO AID
WAR SAVINGS DAY
Federal Reserve Official
Sends Out McAdoo's Plea.
The Federal Reserve Pank of New
York last night sent out a circular to
each member bank In the second dis
trict, calling attention to Friday, June
2S,. which Is National War Savings Da;
and urging all Liberty Loan worker ti
give all assistance possible to t!c Ws
Savings Comlttee in its campaign O"
that day a special effort will tie made
throughout the nation to secure pledge
from every American to save and ecnuo
mlxe and to purchase war m1w;
stamps.
James F. Curtis, deputy goew,or of
the reserve bank, gave out yestredai
copy of the following telegram rcri-lel
from Director-General McAdoo a .
to all Liberty Loan workers:
"A greater number of Individuals n
e-er before known own Govern-ie.
bonds as a result of your splendid work
during the third Liberty Loan rampaigi
Tho number of stockholders In the Go -ernment
should be still further increai-c.'
through the sale of War Savings Fianip
and the teaching of thrift and ernnom
and the necerslty for conserving l.ilw
and material should be continiiou. Vr
day. June 28, has been designated s
National War Savings Day, hen
special effort will be made throughou
the nation to secure pledges from et-r
American to save and economise nrd
purchase War Savings Stamps.
"I earnestly desire that Libert v 1v
workers shall render nil assistance nn.
clblc to war savings committees In '
campaign. The more thoroughl) t
necessity for individual saving ;i
economy Is brought home to the peop .j
of the nation the easier will be our wori,
In future Liberty bond Issues, the nln,
quickly and adequately can the a n
and navy be equipped, and the more re
tain will be the future welfare and pros
perity of our people.
"Mny I beg ynu to do evervthin;
your power to enlist every American ..
a patriotic war saver and owner of
War Savings Stamps."
CITY NEEDS FIEE VOLUNTEER?
Fill Joseph to H rem It Members
New Force.
.A volunteer fire fighting force of "
men is to be organlted and added to ''
regular Flru. Department.. War i
conditions and exigencies have iim
such supplemental aid to the Fire IV
partment as essential as Is volume"
police work.
dl Joseph of Joseph, Joseph Bro"
steel manufacturers, was appointed
terday Special Deputy Fre Commiss'o
er. Commissioner Joseph will ha'
charge of the recruiting, organliutlo"
nnd activities of the volunteer nn)
eaters. Outlining 'the plans yesterda
he said :
"At the present time we have ma h
too small a fire force. It Is nccesvirv
that our paid fire flgl)ters shall pe hacked
up by a big force of patriotic cltlre"
I shall appeal to every able bodied m
to enroll. Every regular company
have assigned It twenty or more volu
These men wJU take turns
relief formation, keeping In the
houses when on duty nnd answei ;
alarms with tho regulars."
WHITMAN TO REVIEW PARADE.
Governor Will Speak nt Mslrn
Island Celebration To-dnj.
Gov. Charles S. Whitman will be !
prlnclpnl speaker to-day at the Pen
Flag and Honor Holl celebration of the
Church of the Holy Child. Wchninn i
Hill. The celebration will centre nbo it
the cliuich and rectory at Brandon ne
nue and Chestnut street, from whli
point a parade will start promptly a
2:30 r, m.
The line of march will bo along Hr.
don avenue to Waterbury avenue, to .
mulct avenue, to LefTerta avenue, f
Hamilton avenue, to Ttrandou avenue '
Chestnut Mreet. A gram gt.ind h
Wen erected at Brandon avenue ,"'!
Cicstntit street, where Gov Whim
will review the parade nnd delhu a
patriotic uddrets.
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