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FOUR GERMAN FIRMS
WILL BE AUCTIONED
First of Scries of Snlcs De
cided Upon Date Not Yet
Announced.
ALL PATENTS INCLUDED
Formulas Trndo
Mnrks nnd
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Processes Will Yasa to
Purchasers.
The decision to fell at public auction
four German owned concerns taken over
by the Government after the United
Btalea entered the war was announced
last night by A. Mitchell ralmer. Allen
Property Custodian. This will bo the
tirst sale of the kind. The companies
are :
Berger & Wlrth Company. Brooklyn,
manufacturers of printers Ink.
G. Sleglo Company, llosebank, Staten
Island, manufacturers of colors.
A. W. Faber, Newark, N. J., manu
facturer of stationers' rubber goods.
George Benda, Boonton, N. J., manu
facturer of bromo powders.
All assets, patents, trade marks,
formulas and processes employed In the
manufacture of their various product,
will be Included In tho sale, wr.lch will
he under the direction of Joseph V.
Ouffey, sales manager of the advlwry
rommlttee of tho selling organization.
Jfo date was set fontho auction.
The Berger & Wlrth Company was or
ganized In 1909. Its main office la at
68 and 60 Columbia Heights, Brooklyn.
It wan owned by Emll Worllticr, Leip
zig, Germany, and owns many valuable
processes and formula! for the making
of printers' and lithographic Inks.
Owned by Austrian Count.
The C. Slcgcl Company is a large im
porter, manufacturer and dealer In
colors nnd other chemicals. It was or
ganized April 4, 1904. The authorized
capital stock Is $260,000, all owned bf
the C. Slegel Company, Ltd., a German
corporation ,of Stuttgart, Germany. The
plant Is on Chestnut avenue, Ilosebank,
taten Island.
A. W. Faber Is the trade name of a
liusiness which has been In existence
flnce 1761, with Its principal offices at
Stein, Bavaria. It was owned by Alex
nnder. Count of Faber-Castell, and his
wife, Ottlle, Countess of Faber-Castell.
residents ' of Stein. For more than
llfteen years the office and factory of the
American branch have been at Dicker
eon and Hooker street, Newark, N. J.
The business consists of the manufac
ture and sale of craters, rubbers, rub
ber bands and stationers' rubber gen
erally, and It has been the sole sales
agency In this country for A. W". Faber
and associated brands of pencils. Since
1911 tho American branch has been
conducted by Henry Fera, Jr.
The business of George Bonds, manu
facturer of bronze powders at Boonton,
N. J,, is a branch of George Benda of
Fuerth, Bavaria, established by him In
1814. In recent years the branch In
America has been managed by Adolph
ffeubauer. whose partner, Eugene
KIrschbaum, returned to Germany.
When tho European war broke out Neu
bauer also left for Germany. Since 1916
the local agents have heard from neither
of them.
Other Snips Proposed,
In addition to the sale of these four
concerns the Alien Property Custodian
has also proposed to the advisory com
mittee the sale of the enemy Interest In
the H. Hoppers Company of Pittsburg.
Twenty, per cent, of the stock Is owned
by Heinrlch Koppers, Essen Buhn, Ger
many. The H. Koppers Company, cap
italized at $1,500,000. designs, builds and
operates by-product coke ovens.
The sale of the Orensteln-Arthur
JCoppel Company of Plttsbunj, adver
tised for August IB, has been postponed,
Mr. Palmer said last night:
'The principal function of the ad
visory committee Is to guard against
favoritism or unfairness In sales and
also to pass upon the qualifications of
the purchaser. The commltteo will also
recommend ns to tho advisability or pro
priety of sales, the manner, the minimum
price and the acceptance of tho highest
Md or the rejection of all. The pur
chasers must pa American citizens, and
no perron connected with the Allen
Property Custodian's office will be per
mitted to bo Interested."
GERMAN CHAIRS TO AID LOAN.
Seised Furniture Sold to Liberty
I.onn Committee Here.
A large lot of office furniture that
was taken by the Allen Property Cus
todian from sundry subjects of the
Kaiser will aid in promoting tho next
Liberty Loan. The custodian told it
to the Liberty Loan Committee yenter
ny. Tho furniture formerly belonged
to an agent for a German bank, a Ger
man bomb plotter, a German propagan
dist and several other German owned
i;oncerns that have fallen Into the Gov
ernment's hands.
And
The Alien Property Custodian took
occasion to remark as he reported the
sale of the furniture that he had al
lesdy bought $42,000,000 worth of lib
erty bonds with German money he has
corralled In this country.
HUMAN FLY ASSISTS
IN BIG K. OF C. DRIVE
Crowd Contributes as Gardi
ner Scales Hall of Records.
A crowd which gathered In the plaza
In front of tho Municipal Building and
cn the walks of City Hall Park and
overflowed Into Centre street nnd Park
How contributed generously yesterday to
the Coney Island fund of the Brooklyn
Knights of Columbus. At the same time
the crowd saw Harry Gardiner, the hu
man fly, scale the Hall of Records.
Long bofore Gardiner started from the
Htreet level the crowd began to collect.
The human fly, as he calls himself, con
quered threo floors of the building easily
r.nd then he swarmod up one of the big
i'olumns. At the top of It he hauled
himself around its big capital and then
ntlempted to swing over the broad cop
ing which runs around the building.
There were a few handholds and finally
he had to call for a rope. Swinging out
he climbed up and from there on to the
tip of the flagpole on! tho roof.
The Brooklyn Knights' drive Is for
enough money to buy tickets to give
away to American soldiers and Bailors.
The tickets will admit them to Coney
Island attractions during the week of
August 26 to 30 Inclusive
After Gardiner had reached the top
of tho Hall of Records flagpole, speeches
were made from an automobile In front
of the building by British and American
wounded soldiers.
M'llltiima Ilclpa Army Training.
Williams Ccllcgc announced yesterday
that It had made a change In Its
course to meet the novrnmcnfs plana
for army trnlulns. Special courses In
Ppanlsh. Italian, European history,
American history, chemistry, physics
nnd military instruction are to be pro.
vldcd.
1200 LONGSHOREMEN
PRAISED FOR WORK
Told They Are as Important
as Soldiers at Front.
Twelve, hundred men who have been
performing an Important part In speed
ing up American transportation of
troops went Into Tammany Hall last
night at the invitation of Major-Gen.
D.tvld C. Shanks, commander of the
port of embarkation, to receive further
encouragement In their patriotic task.
The workers were mostly Italians. As
the speaking- went on their applause
grew thunderous.
CoU A. C. Callon, representing Gen.
Shanks, took the floor first and was
followed by Capt. Arturo S. Zanpagllone
of tho Iloyal Italian Grenadiers, who
addressed tho men In Italian. He was
a striking figure with his medals nnd
his wounded right arm. His message to
tho longshoremen was a nlea for their
best efforts to help win the war.
iou men are as much soldiers as If
you wero In the fighting lines," Col.
Dalton said. "This Is your war as well
as ours. And you carpenters, pile
drivers, scalers, weighers and pilots are
standing up to your part In It with the
wholehearted zeal which labor Is show
ing everywhere. If we could not ship
our soldiers across the seas the war
would be a failure, and I want you to
realize that every day's work counts.
The man who handles the baling hook
Is mighty important. You must stick
to this job as you would stick to your
guns If you were on tho western front."
Justice John J. Freschl. presiding, kept
the enthusiasm high and at the end
made a stirring appeal to the workers
to do their bit. It was received with
great applause. The Hccnilt Band
played national anthems of tho Allies
nnd Chief Yeoman Edna Joyce sang.
T. V. O'Connor and other representa
tives of the International Longshore
men's Association were present.
6 STORY FALL KILLS
SONG WRITER HART
Bugler From Camp MorritJ,
Sought as Deserter, Dies
Trying to Escape.
William J. Hart, a1 song writer, serv
ing as a bugler In the Fifty-first Pio
neer Regiment, fell from tha sixth story
of a Are escape nt the home of his
father. William J. V. Hart, nt 20C West
106th street, last night In his eager
ness to escape detectives who had come
to arrest him as a deserter. He was
dead when an ambulance urrlved.
The young man's father said :hnt the
soldier had left Camp Merr't: Saturday
to seo his wife and had overstayed hU
leave. Last evening he dcedd to le
turn to camp and wired his commnndln?
officer not o search for him, as he was
on his way back. Ho was In his bed
room when two agents of the I): vision
of National Defence reached tho houss.
"I'm not a deserter," Hart cried. "I
wanted to see my wife, and I'm not
going to be taken back as a deserter."
He ran to the window and Jumped to
the fire escape. The detectives were ad
mitted to the Hart apartments as he
disappeared.
The next moment a scream was heard
and the young man's father with the
detectives hurried down to tho court
yard to the rear of the house. The sol
dier lived but a few moments.
The young man's father said that
Bugler. Hart had written tho popular
soldier song, "When Yankee Doodle
Learns to Parlez-Vous Francals," which
Is being sung In European training
camps by Elsie Jnnls. His other popular
success, Mr. Hart said, was a song en
titled, "Hit the Trail Holiday."
Bugler Hart was dratted several
months ago and sent to Camp Wads
worth, Spartanburg, S. C. He was pro
moted to corporal after a few weeks, but
was later made a bugler and had charge
of camp entertainment.
His father said that when his regi
ment was moved north Bugler Hart de
cided he must come to New York nnd
see his wife., who was staying with a
friend at 571 West H2d street. She has
appeared In vaudeville under the name
of Mary Donohue.
"My son was not a deserter," Mr. Hart
said last night. "Ho felt that he was
soon going across to service, and he
could not bear the thought of going
without seeing his wlfo. He had met her
here several times and was to see her
again to-night at our home. He hardly
realized that he had overstayed his leave
until it was too late.
"When he did appreciate what It
might mean ho notified his commanding
officer not to look for him. And to-night
he decided that he must not submit to
the disgrace of arrest."
Detectives had been working on the
case for several days, acting on Instruc
tion! received from Camp Merrltt, and
were prepared to take Bugler Hart in
custody.
PROTESTS TAKING OF PARK.
Miss Elisabeth Mnrbary Calls for
Battery's Friends to Act.
Miss Elisabeth Marbury, 123 East
Fifty-fifth street, wroto on open letter to
the public jesterday protesting against
the use of Battery Park by tho Federal
Government ns a alto for office, buildings
for the army. She asks that persons In
terested In preserving tho park write to
tho proper officials at onco protesting.
"New York" she says, "has always
hecen denied sufficient open spaces nf
fordlng hygienic recreation for our chil
dren and our poor. What would tho
people living In our downtown districts
hava done during these past sweltering
days and nights without the oasis of
Battery Park? Where will our suffer
ing poor go for a breath of God given
air If tho administration buildings are
erectod to devastate this one open space
which has been the historical privilege
of our citizens ever since the 'early days
of this municipality?
"There are dozens of buildings In the
neighborhood of State street which cou!
very properly be requisitioned as offices
for our Federal representatives. The
women of this city will find such build
ings If the men are too busy to look for
them."
WILLIAM F. KEILHOLZ SOUGHT.
"Wife Think Crescent Athletic
Clnh .Member Is Victim of Ilent.
A search of hospitals and the city
yesterday failed to furnish a clue to tho
whereabouts of William F. Kellholz. n
member of the Crescent Athletic Club,
whoBe homo is at 309 Adelphl street,
Brooklyn. Mr. Kellholz went to his
work nt the Herman A. Metz Company,
12: Hudson street, Manhattan. Wednes
day morning, and has not been seen
since by his relatives or friends.
Mrs. Kellholz, who was Miss Frances
Stark, a Detroit newspaper woman, be
fore her mnrrlaae two years ago, said
her husband had no reason to leave
home. His habits wero exemplary and
his domestic life was happy. Her theory
Is that he becamo affected bv the heat
nfter suffering several nights from sleep,
lessnese. Sho says ho had bank books
with him and- plenty of funds. He Is 39
years old, light haired and has an ath
letic figure.
HALF OF RAINCOATS
FOUND DEFECTIVE
Army Stock Furnished by 1G
Accused Manufacturers Is
Bcinspcctod.
28,G25 OF 55,000 POOR
Indications of Gross Laxity by
Inspectors Charged With
Bribery.
A relnspectlon of raincoats In the
Quartermaster Department's shipping
depot at the n'ush Terminal disclosed
that approximately 60 per cent, of the
garments were unfit to be sent to
France, it was said yesterday by Charles
B, Brewer, United StateB Attorney, who
has been In charge of the Investigation
of the raincoat scandal since Huston
Thompson, Assistant Attorney-General,
went to Washington to prosecute the In
quiry at the capital.
A relnspectlon of the coats on hand
was ordered after sixteen manufacturers
had been arrested charged with bribing
Government Inspectors to pass defective
garments. Deliveries of shipments on
contracts were stopped at that time.
Perfect Ones Lnat Only n Month.
The Government keeps each soldier In
France equipped with a raincoat. The
coats given men on duty In the trenches,
even when perfectly made, last less than
a month. Hundreds of thousands of
coats have been bought by the Govern
ment since American soldiers began to
go overseas.
The relnspectlon proved gross laxity
on the part of Inspectors In passing
coats made with defective seams that
were certain to split with brief use. Tho
defective coats wero found among the
shipments of a large number of man
ufacturers. About 55,000 coats have been rein
spected out of a total number on hand
of 70,000. On the relnspectlon 5,962
were accepted and 28,62.1 rejected.
The largest manufacturers affected by
tho relnspectlon were the C. Kenyon
Company of Brooklyn, which had 5.7I9
coats rejected and 4,074 accepted; the
II. E. Lazarus Company, 306 Sixth ave
nue, which had 4,567 coats rejected nnd
6,400 accepted, and the Sydeman Rub
ber Company, 225 Fourth avenue, which
had 1,193 coats rejected and 1,047 ac
cepted. Harry E. Lazarus of the H. E. Laz
arus Company and William and Joseph
Sydeman were among the manufactur
ers arrested charged with bribing Gov
ernment Inspectors. The Kenyon Com
pany as a corporation and four of Its
employees were indicted Wednesday by
a Federal Grand Jury in Brooklyn
charged with conspiring to defraud the
Government by manipulating shipments
so as to Include rotten raincoats among
garments passed by Inspectors. Three
factories of the Kenyon Company have
been operated to capacity In fulfilling
army raincoat contracts awarded last
October.
Hananer A Rosenthal's the Worst.
The worst condition discovered on the
relnspectlon was in the shipments of
Hanauer & Rosenthal, 245 Seventh ave
nue. Out of 1.923 garments made by
this firm only 374 were found to bo all
right
Figures were given by Mr. Brewer
In relation to the rats of other makers.
The first figures after the name of the
firm denote the number of garments
found all right and the second figures
the number defective:
Mnchestcr Raincoat Company, 1.373,
1,119; Rubber Garment Specialty Com
pany, 3.863. 3,870; Lesser & Stenge, 801,
473 ; Harris Raincoat Company. 2,834,
3.297 : the H. Goldman Company, 430,
764 ; Yorkshire Manufacturing Company,
458, 413 ; Automobile. Ralncont Com
pany, 159. 296 ; Pines Rubber Company
of Brooklyn. 915, 239 ; Peterborough
Raincoat Company, 809, 990 ; Plottel
Raincoat Company, 542, 757; I?uls J.
Fried, 855, 137 ; fi. Levlnsky & Sons, 819,
834 ; Newark Rubber Company, Now
York and Providence, 1,209, 2,398.
HEAT LESS SEVERE;
TEN PROSTRATIONS
Firemen Spray Adults and
Children in Bathing Suits,
"Winning Mayor's Praise.
Even with tho heat so greatly mod
erated that 88 degrees was tho nlghest
mark recorded during the day. ten tapes
of heat prostration wero treated In the
city hospitals yesterday.
The thunderstorms promised by the
Weather Bureau did not make their ap
pearance, but an eager west wind blew
over New York all day and tempered the
sun's rays so that thero was Httle Buffer
ing. In the congested districts the city,
through Its fire houses, was host to thou
rAnds of adults and children who came
In bathing suits or old garments and
wero sprayed with fire hose.
Mayor Hylan saw some of the crowds
being showored and was so pleased that
ho sent tho following noto to Commis
sioner Drcnnan:
"I have observed In going through the
city that the Fire Department has been
giving soino relief during this hot
weather to women and children In con
gested districts. Evident relief and sat
isfaction have been given those who have
had an opportunity to participate in tho
ehower.
rtI wish you would express to the fire
men my appreciation of this moat bene
ficial act on their part nnd their thought
fulness for tho health of tho children.
Ask tho Police Commissioner to cooper
ntrs with you and extend this practice as
far as possible during tho hot weather."
The Federal Weather Bureau 'an
nounced yesterday that there had been
no temperature of more than 100 de
grees anywhere In tho United States
north of Texas, tho average for the
whole Atlantic seaboard being 90. A
bulletin last night predicted light show
ers during the night In this region, with
fair weather and westerly winds to-day.
Another hot wave is on Its way from the
central States, however, and Is due to
reach here early next week, according to
Washington meteorologists.
r..t Hont Deaths In Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, Aug. 0. Deaths duo
to the torrid weather of the present
week rose to fifty-three to-day, when
twelve additional fatalities wero re
ported. Philadelphia again sweltered In
excessive humidity and abnormal tem
perature. ColleKe PledKe Army Courses,
At, bant, Aug, 9. Administrative of
ficers of virtually every men's college In
New York and New Jersey at a meeting
here to-day pledged their respective In
stitutions to the establishment of a re
serve officers' training corps. The meet
ing was presided over by President Rich
mond of Union College.
THE SUN, SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 1918.
DEADL Y AIM OF ANOTHER
SPOILS CLAUDE'S CHANCE
Game Inspector Sheds Scalding Tears When Recent
Ambition to Slay an Ape and Redeem His
Name Comes to Naught.
Sptcial Detpatch to The Sck.
Suithtown, L. I., Aug. 0. And when
word was brought to Claude Hanlon,
State game Inspector for this district,
that William E. Clark had shot the ape
and that It was dead, he leaned his
head on tho bar of the Riverside Inn
and wept like a child.
When he was a helpless Infant forty
six years a'go Garne Inspector (Hanlon's
parents might have named him Bill or
Hank or Mike, but they did none of
these things. They named htm Claude.
Ho has sought by, a vivid life to over
come this handicap, but that whoso Is
born Claude will die Claude the decease
of the apo proves Indisputably, The
facts In the caso are:
That three weeks ago there passed
through this village a one ring circus
which left behind It an ape free In the
woods'. He was of great strength and
sullen countenance. This had been
noticed at his public appearance on the
circus tight rope. It was confirmed
when he embraced an open life In the
waving treetops.
Ills Ways DnrU nnd Fearsome.
That he had learned craft from his
contact wtlh humankind was clear from
tho perversity with which ho kept him
self concealed In the day time. Night
was tho background for hl rambles. He
had appenfred at bedroom windows,
chattering from nearby trees or walking
up and down omveranda roofs. Motorists
have met him In lonely roads. He had
Invaded kitchen gardens and uprooted
such growing things as his fastidious
taste found unpalatable.
Moreover, as the stories of his pro
digious strength and ferocity grew on
the countryside people began to keep to
OFFICIALS SCORED
IN GAFFNEY ESCAPE
"Any Police or Trison Aids
Here?" Asks Court as He He
views Indicted Ones.
Judge Malone, In General Sessions, se
verely criticised the officials of tho Tombs
nnd the police yostcrday for permitting
tho escape of Vincent Oaffney on June
13, and expressed surprise, that none of
tho Indictments In the caso wae against
the officials named. Ho spoke his mind
when eight of the ten persons who had
been Indicted for harboring and conceal
ing tho fugitive wero arraigned before
tho court.
Tte defendants pleaded not guilty and
wero held in 11,500 ball for trial.
"Mr. District Attorney," asked the
court when tho prisoners had been ar
raigned "are there any policemen or
city prison officials In this group of de
fendants?" "No, your Honor," said Anslstant Dis
trict Attorney Fltzpatrlck.
Judge Malone slowly shook his head
with a pantomimic effect that said more
than words.
"The court cannot understand," he
said, "how It happens that tre prisoner
managed to escape from a place like the
City Prison In broad daylight, when he
was watched by keepers and tho sur
rounding streets nnd buildings were
crowded with persons who watched tho
escape.
"Neither can tho court understand
how he managed to escape from the po
lice wro surrounded him later after lo
cating him. It shows that thero must
havo been laxity somewhere on the part
of these officials."
The Grand Jury, which returned the
Indictments, was In court and heard the
comment made by Judge Malone. The
prisoners who pleaded not guilty were
Catherine Coyle. John Clinton, Daniel
Tynan. James Kelly, Kate Mascall, Al
fred Mascall. Agnes Tynan and Joseph
Hobertelll, The other two persons In
dicted have not been arrested.
Before the arraignment Magistrate
Corrigan, In the Washington Heights
Court, discharged the defendants upon
the leprescntatlon of detectives that
they had been Indicted and they were
Immediately rearrested on bench war
rants nnd taken to the Criminal Courts
Building.
Edward Malloy of 22 West llStl
street, who had been taken with the
other eight, was discharged because
there was not sufficient evidence to show
that he had any connection with tlje
case.
GARBAGE DUMPING
CHARGE IS UPHELD
U. S. Official Says 'City's Ref
use Has PiPen Thrown Into
Sea for 30 Days.
In spite of tho denials of Orover A.
Whalen. secretary to Mayor Hylan. on
official In the offtco of Commodore James
Smith. Federal supervisor of the harbor,
said yesterday that for the last thirty
days the Street Cleaning Department
hnd been disposing of lnrge amounts of
garbage by dumping It at sea. Much of
this noxious refuso has found Its way
back to the shoro and been deposited on
the beaches along tho' south shore of
Long Island.
Mr, Whalen acknowledged yesterday
that on Thursday night a number of
scows filled with garbage had been taken
to ren and dumped because the Staten
Island plant had broken flown. He did
not know how long It would be neces
sary to continue the process. He was
sure, however, that nothing of the kind
had happened before.
"For nt least a month," said a respon
sible official In the office of the Federal
supervisor, where tho permits for dump
ing are obtained, "there has been dump
ing of garbage about fifteen miles from
Scotland lightship. Mr. Whalen's state
ment that the first load of garbage was
taken out last night Is Incorrect. No
law Is violated, as It Is permissible to
dump at such a distance at sea In cases
of emergency, but It should not be done,
as the lighter material Is driven back to
tho beaches."
Itoosevelt on Way Home,
Dauk IlARnon, Me., Aug, 9. Col.
Roosevelt brought his vacation on the
Maine coast to a close to-day nfter a
visit of two weeks with his daughter,
Mrs. Richard T. Derby. With Mrs.
Roosevelt he started for New York,
boarding tho afternoon steamer to Rock
land, where train connection was made.
their homes at night, to the detriment
of church sociables and the war chari
ties. And so Claude determined to kill htm.
Could he have met the ape single handed
and returned with his poll and pelt the
story of the encounter could have' been
sagaciously circulated nnd would have
meant much to a man compelled to wear
the name of Claude. But It fell out
otherwise.
Since Us Induction Into the office of
Game Inspector Claude Halon has hung
up a record In his neighborhood. Thero
have been 132 arrests for violations of
the game laws within a single month. J
iwo or mo desperate men were niter
ward mulcted In fines. So the custom of
going about armed with a fowling piece
has languished In Smtthtown and Claude
Imagined that none but ha would bo In
at tie death when tho ape's career was
brought to a close.
First Hint of Illvalry.
For two days only was he apprehen
sive of rivals In tho field. This was
when some ono telegraphed the O'Brien
brothers of New York who once ruled
at the Riverside Inn that there was an
A. P. A. loosu In the woods. They had
replied that they would be out on the
next train, but changed their Intention
when the truth of the matter was made
known to them.
Yesterday when William F Clark was
driving along the State road near St.
James, he perceived what he Imagined
to be a boy at tho top of a tree. More
dillberate observation demonstrated that
the creature was In fact Uie ape desired
by Claude Hanlon. Mr. Clark's pro
cedure was simple. He stopped at the
nearest house, borrowed a rifle and shot
the ape.
And to when they brought word to
Claude at the post prandial war debate
at tho Riverside Inn he dropped.hls head
to the bar and wept like a cMld."
MERAK'S MEN SAY
3 SHIPS SHELLED
U-Boat Sank Lightship After
Sending Holland Freighter
to Hottom.
Officers of the American steamship
Merak, formerly a Holland freighter,
who arrived yesterday at an Atlantic
port, told how after they had been forced
to abandon her Tuesday by the German
submarine that destroyed her later with
bombs, they saw the U-boat disable by
shellfire the wireless apparatus of the
Diamond Shoals lightship and sink her.
While the Merak's officers and crew
wero In their boats headed for the North
Carolina coast they noted the submarine
pursuing and shelling with her two 6
Inch guns an American auxiliary lumber
laden schooner and a tramp steamship
of about 7,000 tons. Five hours later,
as the castaways neared the coast, they
could hear cannonading that caused
them to believe that the fleeing vessels
wero still under fire. Washington has
sent out nothing of the Incident.
Tho Merak, one of the officers said,
steered a zigzag course toward the shore
and had some hope of eluding the Ger
man until she struck a shoal and stuck
there while the submarlno sent shells
flying all around her. Some finally
struck tho bridge and the skipper
ordered all hands to abandon ship. Then
the submarine ceased firing and turned
her attention to tho lightship. A boat
with several men put out from the sub
marine, boarded the iMerak and blew her
up with bombs.
"As we were rowing away," the officer
said, "the submarlno hailed us and
ordered us tq stop. An officer who spoke
perfect English asked our name, na
tionality, cargo, port of departure and
destination. He did not place us, and
told one of his men to go below nnd get
"Lloyd's Register of Shipping." After
examining the book he remarked : 'Oh,
your ship was a Hollander, was she?'
Then ho asked us If we had a ball. We
said wo had nnd he advised us trf hoist It
and put for the coast, which he said was
only ten miles to tho westward. Another
officer ald : 'You aro not going to let
them go, are you?' and the officer who
."eemcd Ui be in command answered :
'Yes; I don't want them and waved
his hand to us, wishing us good luck."
The submarine's letter and number
were painted out She was very rusty
nnd foul with sea all mo, as If she had
been a long time on duty. She appeared
to be about 210 feet long.
ACCUSED OF $52,000 THEFT.
Former MrsariiKi'r Found In the
Nnry nnd Arrested.
Two detectives attached to the office of
the District Attorney walked into Police
Headquarters last night with a youth
who wore the uniform of the United
States Navy and had him locked up on
the charge of stealing 151,000 worth of
bonds from Strong, Sturgls & Co. at 30
Broad street.
The youth was Alexander Goldstein,
173 Henry street, Manhattan. The de
tectives said he went to the American
District Telegraph Company last May
nnd procured a place as messenger, giv
ing the name and address of Albert
Weiss. 9 East 108th street. Both name
and address were fictitious.
llo was sent to tho firm's office, where
he was told to deliver a number of en
velopes to customers. They contained
bonds and stocks vntued at 352,000, In
cluding $10,000 In Liberty bonds. Noth
ing was heard of the messenger after his
disappearance until ha was traced to
Boston, where he enlisted In the navy.
Goldstein was sent to a training camp
at Hlngham. Mass., where the detectives
found him. A bench warrant charging
grand larceny In the first degree was
served, Goldstein denied stenllng the
bonds nnd Insisted he lost them.
COUNTESS HELiTaSSUSPECT.
Nonla Sianlnwasn Win Friend of
Arrested lltmicnrlnn.
Countess Sonla Szanlawska of 100
Central Park South was committed to
Waverley House In East Tenth street
yesterday ns an enemy alien suspect, to
be held pending Investigation. She Is a
Pole of Gallcla, 30 years old and pretty.
Rufus W. Sprague, Jr., chief of the
Enemy Allen Bureau, said suspicion was
directed against the Countess because of
her friendship for a group of Hungarian
suspects, among whom was Julius Plr
nltzer, president of the Trans-Atlantic
Trust CCmpany, 67 William street, Plr
nltzer, with other officers of the com
pany, was arrested several weeks ago
when the company was tnken over by
the Allen Property Custodian.
Countess Hza'nlawska came to this
country In 1915, Her first husband was
named Zackowna. After his death she
was married to Count Szanlawska of Po
land, who Is said to be an officer In the
French army.
The Countess Is highly educated and
has travelled in Russia. France, Eng
land and the United eta tea.
9.6 GO FROM UPTON
TO OFFICER SCHOOLS
Two Privates Will Take
Artillery Instruction in
Kentucky.
OTHERS ENTER CAMP LEE
List of Students Includes
Many Corporals and
Sergeants.
fptcial Dttpatch to Tns Scs.
Camp Uiton, Aug. 9. Ninety-six pri
vntcs, corporals, sergeants nnd sergeant
majors left here to-day to attend train
ing schools for officers.
Privates Edward L. Backer and Mar
tin J. Duran were sent to the artillery
school at Camp Taylor. Kentucky, and
the remainder of tho men to the cen
tral officers' school at Camp I.ee, Vir
ginia. They were : Sergeant Frank B.
Mclnerncy. Corporal Walter Murphy,
Sergeant George II. Kerr, Private Will
iam Prime, Corporal Joseph P. Mc
Dermott, Corporal Francis Whalen, Pri
vate JameV J. McGulley. Sergeant John
D. Bell, Private Fred W. Kroech, Pri
vate Harry Stone, Private John O. Sim
monsftn, Private William D. Mtlllgan,
Private Edward J. Lefrenlers, Private
Elmer L. Beealy, Corporal Edward T,
Schlndgall, Corporal Harry E. Igan,
Private Warren D. Jennings, Corporal
Edgar Brown, Private Walter A.
Hoonan, Private John J. O'Shca. Pri
vate James F. Butler, Private Cecil Chi
chester, .Sergeant James A. Sherrer,
Sergeant W. Stahdlsh, Private 3. W.
Sargent, Sergeant J. O. Vlth, Sergeant
George S. Buhlkcn, Corporal David H.
Regan.
Also Sergeant Herman J. Korten.
Corporal H. W. Martin, Private James
A. Guerln, Sergeant Harvey C. Yeoman,
Corporal Raymond E. Blackburn, Pri
vate Thomas F. Jones, Private Jackson
Gullup, Corporal Paul H. Holies, Private
Howard Bennett, Corporal William A.
Relgel, Private J. J. Connor, Private
John P. Glander, Sergeant E. K. Moran,
Prlvato William II. Greenwald, Private
Arthur E. Klntz. Private Harland B.
Moore, Private Herbert B. H. Matthew,
Corporal Joseph J. Martha, Private Her
bert B. Boschen, Private Charles I.
Buckley.
Also Corporal Adolph G. Jaeger, Pri
vate J. G. Greenford, Private Wilbur S.
Denning, Corporal Harold J. Dolen,
Corporal Thomas Coslln. Private Will
iam F. Hlnes, Private Wilbur K. Skid
more, Corporal Michael F. Frawly, Pri.
vate Aloyslus P. Clark, Private Harvey
F. Anderson, Private Rudolph Carr.
Private Eugene J. Stutz, Sergeant Nor
man H, Sheldon, fjorporal C. F. Mc
Intlre, Private John Lazare, Private
Leon A. ClarRson, Private Henry J.
Tonyes, Corporal Dudley R. Janvier,
Sergeant John L. McCormack, Sergeant
Abraham Miller, Sergeant-major Louis
Sussman, Private Edward M. Pratt,
.Sergeant Robert K. Bolsford, Sergeant
Ralph E. I-cavitt. Private Carl W. Suter.
Sergeant John W. Llnck, Private John
R. Molllneaux.
Also Sergeant Eugene Blumenthal,
Sergeant William H. Simmons, Private
Roy F. Boblt, Private Edward Ester
brook, Corporal William F. Dlglns, Pri
vate John I' Dean, Sergeant Stanton D.
Wicks, Sergeant Charles H. Dreyfus,
Sergeant Lyman P. Piatt, Sergeant
Benjamin B. Hear. Sergeant Herbert C
Lockman. Private David Levine, Private
F. E. Millet, Private Thomas J. Vander
werf. Sergeant Arthur R. McMahon,
Sergeant George A. Marz. Jr., Private
1). M. Naylor, Private William H. Whit
taker. Sergeant Grady S. Hanson.
TELLS HOW HE WON CROSS.
One of First National Army
Heroes Outdares Heath.
One of tho first two soldiers of the
Natlonnl Army to whom was awarded
the Croix de Guerre has written to Ills
home telling how it happened. He Is
Corporal Albert J. Wahlberg of Com
pany A, 30Sth Infantry. His wife lives
on tho George McKesson Brown estate
at West Neck, L. I.
Corporal Wahlberg said ho was sent
out under heavy fire of shrapnel and
high explosive from his commander's
dugout headquarters to the front lino to
carry despatches nnd to learn the extent
of casualties. Ho returned uninjured
and soon after was sent by a French
officer to another sector. In which he
hnd to cross an area of gunfire. He
was compelled to wear his gas mask on
both Journeys. On his enfo return ho
was personally congratulated by his
Captain and tho French officers and
later received the cross.
Corporal Thomas J. Smith of 25 High
land avenue, Newark, cited In the War
Department orders for tho Distinguished
Service Cross, was a. policeman of the
Sixth precinct of Nowark before he en
tered tho service. Ho has been In
France three months.
RINTELEN IN NEWARK JAIL.
pfierman Una Tnherrulosla and Is
Transferred for Ills Health.
Fraz Rlntelen, most notorious of the
Herman ngents who operated In the
United States before this countrv b.
came a belligerent, was transferred yes
terday from the Tombs prison to the
Essex county Jail In Newark. Th nrls.
oner was so weak that he was supported
by Joseph Flaherty and John McQuade,
Deputy United States Marshals, on the
walk from his cell to an automobile he
himself hnd engaged for the trip.
Dr James E. Magulre, Tombs prison
physician, confirmed tho report that Rln
telen has tuberculosis. His tranifer
from the Tombs, where ho hnd been
serving the first of a series of sentences
aggregating four years for causing
strikes nnd factory, and steamer fires,
was ordered by Attorney-General Greg
ory nt the roquest of Warden John Han
ley of the Tombs prison. The warden
fenred that Rlntelen would die If con
fined longer In the Tombs.
OFFICERS VISIT WEST POINT.
Arccentlnlnns From Dreadnought
Escorted hy New Yorkers.
Members of tho Chamber of Com
merce, officers of Iho National city
Hank and prominent New Yorkers es
corted the officers of the Argentine
dreadnought Rlvadavla to West Point
yesterday. The party made the trip on
the steamboat Washington Irving.
The Rlvadavla is one of the most pow
erful fighting craft In the world. Its
visit to New York is a return of the
naval courtesy of the visit of the United
States cruiser squadron to Beunos Ayres
a year ago. E. E. Olcntt, president of the
Hudson River Day Line, was host for
tho party. Col. Samuel E. Tillman,
superintendent of West Point, received
tho visitors, who saw the cadets on
their way to summer camp.
Candldnte SnIU (or Franre.
Andrew Parker Nevln, Republican
candidate for the Supremo Court, has
sailed for France, It was nnnnunced
yesterday, on a rpeclal mission for the
American Fund for French Wounded,
of which he Is counsel. Mr. Nevln will
make a survey of the fund's work In
many hospitals It has helped since early
In the war. He expects to return in a
month.
YADKIN IS STEERED
SOUSE-SOUSE-EAST
Officers and Crew Sold All
But Anchor, Declare Au
thorities. SIX ABB UXDElt ARREST
Thirst and Genoa Bring Ahout
Downfall of Mariuers in
Foreign Waters.
Bh wan a eav little ship, the Yadkin.
minnlv carrier for the United States
Shipping Board. She dodged over to
Europe, neatly evading submarines, maae
her landing, and took aboard enough
.untitles in last for. the home Journey.
Then Chief Officer Edwin M. Reddy,
Third Officer William Wooster, and
Chief Fnelneer Wolff were seized with
a thirst unquenchable, so the story was
related to unltea states i.omnuBiuiii
McGoldrlek yesterday.
The coast of Europe had hardly dis
appeared when the good chief officer
and the excellent third officer nnd the
.ni.. ihiru.v Mr n iHncnr. with sev
eral others) of the crew, heaved In a
great draft of sea air, ana cxciaimeu.
" Boy, oh, boy, wnere ao wo go irum
i. i t (h M.it nt America, or to the
multitudinous Islands of the Injun
Sea?" or words to Hint eneci.
nh. .v,inf nfnpi- felt of his larvnx
and the third officer and the chief en
gineer and every man of the crew uia
likewise. Never, never had throats
KAn .1-1. en lnn- If wan a. tremendous
thirst that possessed them. And as no
body ever heard or an oia san ww
wouldn't lay off a hornpipe for a Jig o'
rum they decided that the United States
Shirking Board would have to look long
and a plenty before the good ship Yad
kin again nit tne west coasi oi m
U. S. A.
Always HnTe an Excuse.
"Down we go to the old Mediterra
nean," said the officers mentioned. In a
chorus. "Down there on a little Jaunt
and there'll be rum enough for all
around. Who's on?"
And by the exclamations of the
parched and very expectant crew It -was
fixed right then and there. The alibi
submarines would excuse almost any
amount of delay the Shipping Board
tush and so, yco-o-o for the old Medi
terranean nnd a bottle of rum.
Thereupon the nose, of the Yadkin
was promptly put due souse-souse-enst
and by steady sailing the port of Genoa
soon hove In sight. There tho crew
dropped anchor and went ashore with
what money they had. The money was
pitifully Inadequato and provided only
n very gentle outbreak. Back on the
ship the officers and crew conferred In
formally upon the grave matter of get
ting enough booze to provide a real sen
sation. The chief officer glanced about the
deck. The third officer peered Into the
hold. The crew nnd tho chief engineer
heel and toed Into the ship's stores.
They came out with sundry bundles
loads of teas and coffee, pieces of rope,
the cabin stove, barrels of food and
tons of coal.
"This will fix us all right," said they.
No Time for HaRSllna;,
Out of the ship they ran and to the
marts of Genoa they came. To a coal
dealer they sold 3,200 tons of coal for
31,900, which Is less than $1 a ton. The
crew might have haggled at any other
time but this. They sold their coal
cheerfully, and more of the good ship
Yadkin's treasures, till the wine bubbled
and flowed In the ship's scuppers and
the crew were pickled, pie eyed and very
thoroughly stewed.
"Genoa's a great port," said the coun
cil of the crew. "But why stick here?
Let's go."
So the Yndkln upanchorcd and took
to the bounding blue again. They hailed
ships along the course and traded
everything they could trade for stimu
lants, stopping now and then ot ports
to heave In mqro casks. The laukln
Railed magnificently on, drawing on her
almost exhaused coal bins, nnd .zig
zagging eternally through the sea
as If a submarine were at her tall.
The pilot. It Is supposed, had a tem
peramental feeling, and the crew
wasn't particular whether the uhlp
went up or down so long as the liquor
lasted.
Enter n Dark Strancter.
The Jaunt might have gone on until
the masts wero sold out of her hull, or
tho provisions wero exhausted on this
mad cruise, had not the chlcf officer
and tho tnlrd mate and some others
made a biffing mistake. They hailed a
Spanish iiiilp one day nnd tried to sell
her n small amount of coal a couple
of shools whs about all the Yadkin
could spare by that time If she was
ever to gel home.
The Spaniard looked darkly on this
section of the American armada and
demanded by what authority tho coal
was to be sold. Tho chiof officer had
not thought of that, nor had the third
mate nor the enthusiastic chief engineer
The could furnish no good authority nnd
the Spaniard discerned It. And the
Spaniard when she reached port notified
tho United States Shipping Board to
gaze abaft the beam and pike off the
rowlln' good ship Yndkln.
Commissioner McGoldrlek was In
clined to think the crew hnd about ex
hausted tho ship's supplies when tho
Yadkin actually did come home yester
day and warped up to a dock, at the foot
of Thirty-first street, Brooklyn Fed
eral detectives were there to greet the
crew and after examining the few odds
nnd ends left In the hold and In the
storerooms camo to the conclusion, by
consultation with the cargo list, that
the exalted seamen hnd disposed of the
following articles :
Here's the Little List.
One hundred and twenty-five fathoms
of 7 Inch line, fish oil, a bolt of canvas,
2.200 tons of coal, BOO pounds ot tackle,
300 pounds of manlla rope, Iron chains,
Hhackles, blocks, boiler tubes, tea, coffee,
soap, sugar, salt port, beef, lamb, mnc
caronl. And It was also awerted that
one of the gun crew who had not yet
been arrested robbed the ship' of canned
milk and canned fruit.
Tho Federal agents did not state
whether the members of the crew ar
rested were sober when taken off the
ship. They said that point was Imma
terial after such n thrilling time as
they had given tho good old Yndkln.
Tho men arrested are Chief Officer
Edward M. Reddy. 33, 4 OS Westenelt
avenue, Tompklnsvllle, Staten Island ;
Second Officer George M McGllnch, 27,
50 Paterson plank toad, Jersey City;
Third Officer William Worcester. SB, 23
South street, Manhattan; Chief Engineer
John W Wolf. 27. B7 tost Sixth street.
Brooklyn ; First Assistant Engineer
Frank Wetzel, 22. 479 Sixteenth avenue,
Astoria, L. I., and Boatswain John Er
rlcson. The first half dozen pleaded not guilty
to conspiring to sell the Yadkin's cargo
but were held. Erlcson Is .III at the
Marine Hospital on Staten Island, where
Marshal Power nrrested him last night
The men held sre In Jail under $5,000
bond for examination Tuesday. Reddy
Is alleged to have confessed.
The Yadkin has made five trips to Eu-
The Sun Calendar
THE WEATHER.
Eastern New York Fair to-dav n
to-morrow; not so warm
on com,
light north to northeast wlndj,
?.w Jersey Fair to-day n1 i. .
wind."0' ,Ul"' ,0 Wrmi ",hl
Northern New EnIsnd -pr .
Slid to-morrow; modcrste anil
winds becoming southnrly '".
Southern' New tSngiund Kalr
and to-morrow; warmer tomorron .V
erate northeast to north wlmi, becoS.
southerly. "r"m,t
Western Nw York Fair ami tint .
so warm lo-day. To-morro Inrr.?. 1
cloudiness snd wsrmer. probbly hii
extreme west portion. (
In tha Ilka ration thara h.. k..- Ln"
appreciable coollnj.
TemDerature la nsraln rlalnp U ik. .
States due to tha eatsrd nio.mf; f, '
Man tobs """" ':.
mrnm.irin n.nr.a, nn nn.u ....... i
Showers are probable In tha n.ii (.,.
eight hours In the upper laka ruion ..'
tha north portion of ha Ohio V:.j
There will be some moderation in n
temperature In tha nilddla AlUnur St.,.!
Saturday but higher temperatures ,J
agsln indicated for the beglnnlm ot ,.
week, ll
LOCAL WE ATI! Ell REPORT?
n. .1 F
llnml.ilfv fi.
::t
Vt'lird direction . F W
wind velocity 10
Weather Cloudy
:
CllM
i-recipnAiion r.one
as recorded by tha official thermometer,"
i A.M... 77 1P.M...M
irii p
' P M I
ir ;
9PM u
10 I'M I
9 A.M... 10 2 P. M
10 A. M...t IP.M
11 A.M. .S9 Jti M
.87
.S3
..
IS
12 M 17 6 P. M
191S. 1917.
9 A.M..;. SO 77
12M......I? 76
IP.M IS II
1911 1);
6PM '-,
9 I M SI :i
12 Mid SO
Highest temperature, SS, at 3 SO I' M,
itmprmiure, , a.1 a A M
Average temperature, :,
Observations yesterday at United ;rM
weather Hiimii -. i ....
pheric conditions In the varlout elites:
Temperature. Veloc-
Hli-h.Low.wind Ity.Raln Wo,
Atlantic Cltr.. ft!
w
11n,,
Rlitnnrl
N.E.
N.E.
S.E.
N E.
8.W.
9.
S.E.
N.W.
s w.
' s.w.
11 llOUif
Clom.
new,
is PlCly
. I lear
iv
PtCldj
. ClfU
Boston 6S
Jacksonniia.. ss
Chicago........ ss
at. juouis so
Denver f2
Hlsmarck 84
Charleston.... 90
Norfolk K
MINIATURE ALMANAC.
United States Coast and Geodetic Surrej.
Standard Time
Sunrises 6:00AM Sunset". IKPV
Moon sets. .. 9::s P M
HIGH WATER THIS DAY
Sandy Rook. 10:49 A M Gov. IsUndllSAi
Hell Gate.. .1:00PM
LOW WATER THIS DAY
Sandy Rook. .4:47 A M Gov. Inland B.MtY
Hell Gate .. 7:: A M
Note The forezoin; table has been eorre"'.i
to conform to the new "artificial time
EVENTS TO-DAY.
Champ Clark speaks at New York 1j.
ternational Exposition, 177th siret ui
Bronx Hlver. 8 p. M.
Meeting of the Woma'i's I. as:ue ri i
Protection of Riverside Park, So,illfrii-(
Sailors Monument, S P. M
FATHER-IN-LAW OF
VIERECK PROTESTS
Mount Vernon Citizens Hint
Writer May Bo Asked in
Leave Town.
Six men, who wore -unifer" Hi
up to the house at 102 Sumni t f i'
Mount Vernon, Thursday mzh'
spokesman for the six asked fnr lien-r'
Sylvester Vlereck and Intimated hi? r '
pose was to afford tha editor f Vm".
Ind a Joy ride to the city l!pnt t
no return privileges attached M- V
tcck was not nt home and i 1 i.
avail hlmoelf of tho Invltntini i, Uki
a ride.
When the men found Vlerec
at home they went nway w.tioji
veallnff their Identity, nnd si-- .. 1
town was disposed to ask any iuft
concerning them.
A letter to the Dally Arp'ii '-erli
enclosed In an envelope f"' "
name of "Max R. Heln. 1 oj snvir..!
avenue." but which was not s -net "
tested atralnst any contemplated mo
lence tizalnst Vlereck
"I, and not Mr Vlereck. an 'n-.t
of the houre at tsidney and Hu ' i
nuci." said the note. "Mr V,r-K i
my pon-ln-law. Ills wife nr.d : ! "
staying with me and nt time- 1 e
see no reason why nn i"i
any Individual should reei t ! s r-fi
ence here because of garbled ku'i
from hln books, written l,ef..- e m'
ns long as the Government .,f I e I i
States In no way tmpeachex hi a''
Philip M. I-ucs, who offered be""
of a commltteo to Invite '
leave town, quoted to-dav an r,n
from ope of Viereck's liJ
he said that he was force.' 'f '
periodically In the f ui)t ' ' " '
authentic civilization," and '"'
marked
"After the war we can .1 '
him and send him back t 1 I
fatherland, and that will be t'
vere punishment we cnu I
the meantime a gomi liou-e . i'" ' "
Chester Hlver. near t.,e f ' '
might be a good suhstltute p
Raymond Jewel t of 1 .' ' ' ,
nuo regretted the "mass S' " '"
so strong in the Vlere, k i -as
It was In the Chester H
where the neighbors wen' if, ' '
Helnleln for refusing t" h1 -bells
rune In honor ot the ; i-' ' '
victor'. ,
"I understand," he said. ' t ' x "r.
is nn American citizen Th ' ,
one proper punishment for .it.
for some reason best know. '
Government has not seen n' ' ' ' "' '
ter It. Therefore a rail, rn'1 ' ' ;
rope, must bn the vehicle t'
exit from this city will be ' , ' .
boys aro taking excellent
enemies oxer there Slia '.
over here with the worst .
llime I'. H. fiun rinnt I" Krnn
Washington, Auk !) , '
plans for a big gun reluv. , ,
built In France at a -'
155.000.000 to 130.001.0' n
r.ounced to-day by the Wu '
It Is said engineering w"r f
project, which will compai
the Krupp works nt l.-s''
wore completed.
rope. She Is n 3,000 t"i
eral Investigators ctn-i
crew had disposed of $i"
floxernment property in .
on that gentle crill-e to
Commissioner McOoldi'
about all thnt could W
Jcct In remarking to the pi
"This Is ono of th.
cases that ever came I" '
cording to the paper "
charged with stealing c 1
anchor, and thej prob.it'
because tt was chained 1
WAHIIINOTON. Aug. -Th.r, h. ,
been showers and thunderstorn-i i, i '
England and loclly In the mlditi jii.. '
States and the Ohio Vlly. The i?n ...
turs continues hlh' In n nrro urir f! , '.'
tha rnilt frnfii Xw Vnrk i ik. I,.1 ""'I
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