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Wine Thousand Unaffected
by Recent Increase Draw
Up Petition.
Commissioners Enright nnd
Drcnnnn Say They Have
Saved Necessary Funds.
Six thousand first grade pitrolmen of
the New Tork Police Department and
3,(100 first grade firemen, whose salaries
were teft at the pre-war figure of $1,S00
when the Board of Esllmato granted ln
creaes of ,1130 yearly to n-.en of the
lower' grades In both departments last
rncnih. are planning to ask a, 1300 per
annum boost for themselves when the
'board reconvenes In the fall.
Committees representee the Patrol
men's Benevolent Association and the
.Uniformed Firemen's Association have
conferred with Commissioner Enright,
Commissioner Drennan and Fire, Chief
Keriloit. and with their approval are
drafting; petitions.
The patrolmen will call the Boird of
Estimate's attention to the fact . that
with all their valuable police experience
almost all of them might at any time
step Into Jobs outside the department
which would pay them much better than
the city does.
IO Per Cent. Ills In Llvlngr Coat.
In lis present Incomplete form their
petition quotes the statistics presented
y the etate Department of Labor last
Way, which shows a 60 per cent, rise in
the cost of living since 1S15, and says
that wages In the Industries have kept
pace. It refers to the distribution among
the force of dollar apiece tickets for the
iiollce meet at Shecpshead Bay as an
extra drain and points out tfiat economy
In the matter of clothing Is made Im
possible by the departmental regulations.
Assuming that the board Is well aware
of the higher living cost, the first grade
firemen Intend to lay especial stress on
the danger that the Fire Department
will be disrupted by the withdrawal of
Its highest class men. First graders, the
board will be shown, are resigning nt
the rate of one a day and surrendering
nil pension claims for the better living
that industry affords.
Civilian material to build up the de
partment ts'acant. and the firemen's, pe
tition will present' for what 'It Is worth
In the way of a hint the fact that re
cently elghty-flve out of each hundred
applicants have been rejected.
Seek Permanent Itellef.
It Is no temporary rolled the first
grade men of the two departments ask.
Tney want the SI. 800 scale put Into the
budget for 1919 and made a fixture. In
addition they will request that they be
allowed extra back pay from July 1 at
the rate of 1150 per annum.
Joseph J. O'Reilly, who represented
the policemen and firemen before the
Board of Estimate when the men of the
loner grades won their victory, will ap
pear for the first graders next month.
"The patrolmen and firemen expect
i the Board of Estimate will consider fa
vorably the petition already before It
for a salary Increase of $150 a ysar to
lake effect Immediately," Mr. O'Rallly
Bald yesterday. "This was heia up by
the board on the plea the money was not
available, and members of the board
eald that If the city could do so It would
willingly grant the Increases.
"The Police and Fire Commissioners
both state they have the money saved
to enable the board to act before the
regular budget.
"The conditions confronting the two
forces are deplorable. Patrolmen and
firemen find themselves going deeper and
deeper Into debt to make ends meet. In
the meantime the city of New York Is
confronted by a real peril In the lack of
trained patrolmen and firemen In time of
English Militant, Held on Birth
Control Charse. Says It'e Old Storr
Magistrate Slmms, In the Jefferson
Market Court yesterday, held Miss Kitty
Marlon, an EngllBh militant suffragette,
who told him she was aocustomed to
being arrested at home, In $1,500 ball
for Special Sessions on a charge of dls-
atmlnatlng birth control literature. She
waived examination.
The complaint waa made by officers of
the Society for the Prevention of Vice.
F. Pratt and C. J. Bamberger, agents of
the society, assisted by William Stern,
warrant officer of the Jefferson Market
Court, arrested Miss Marlon at tre office
where two birth control books were said
to be published In Fifth avenue.
Assistant District Attorney Kasten
baum made a plea to have her held In
15,000 bail, alleging Miss Marlon was
business manager for Mrs. Margaret
Former City Editor of "The Son"
Added to Dlir Institution's Staff.
Seward Trosser announced yesterday
that George B, Mallon had become a
member of the staff of the Bankers
Trust Company.
Mr. Mallon was city editor of Tin Sun
for twelve years and for five years he
was associated with Erman J. Rldgway
In editing the group of five Butterick
magazines and as secretary and treas
urer of the Rldgway Company, which
publishes Everybody's ilapatine and Ad
venture. He has been State publicity
director for the National War Savings
Committee for New Jersey and editor of
"War-Thrift," which Is published In
Newark twice a month to help along the
war savings campaign.
Mr. Mallon Is president of the Am
herst Alumni Association of New York
and of the Sun Alumni Association, and
lives In 2.16 Upper Mountain avenue,
Montclalr, N. J.
Annablle Figured In Affray In
Which n Detective Waa Killed.
Salvatore Annablle, 33, was held with
out ball for a hearing to-morrow when
arraigned before Magistrate Ten Eyck
in the Yorkvllle court yesterday, on sus
picion of homicide. Annablle was" ar
lested last Saturday at 336 East Thirty
eighth street, after an exchange of re
nlver shots which caused the death of
Thomas Audubalt, a Newark detective,
find the wounding of Thomas Flaherty,
patrolman, attached to the East Thlr
ij .fifth street station.
Detective G.orgo J. Andrews told the
i ourt that Patrolman Flaherty was still
ii a serious condition In Bcllevue Hospl
lal. Andrews, with the two men who
were shot and oilier policemen, arrested
Annablle on a charge of having shot and
'Med his cousin, Joseph Volpc. Friday
r ght m Newark.
Dr. Copeland Blames Gulf
Stream for Epidemic.
The Gulf stream and not Spanish In
fluenza Is responsible for the large
amount of Illness among passengers ar
riving at Atlantic ports aboard steam
ships from Kurope.ls the opinion of Dr.
Royal S. Copeland, Health Commis
sioner. '
, ."Researches made by experts In the.
department," Dr. Copeland aald last
night, "Indicate that In very few cases
smptoms of Spanish Influenza are
found, and these In very mild form. Of
eleven cases arriving on one steamship
a week ago we have found that the
patients are stricken with pneumonia
and bronchial trouble and no indication
of the germs attributed to Spanish In-
nuenza has been located.
"We believe that owing to the present
exigencies due to submarine warfare
passengers coming from the other side
contract heavy colds and later pneu
monia as the result of passing through
the semi-arctic waters of the north, and
later are affected with fever, heat pros
tration and stomach disorders wren they
come through the Gulf stream further
south. By the time they arrive hers
their conditions are such that they must
Immediately undergo a vigorous treat
ment for pneumonia.
"Our nurses and physicians are mak
ing dally visits to ttese patients and
will do so until every possible danger of
the disease spreading has been elimi
JInjor Coulter Says Brave New
YorkgKillingJYjis I)ue
to Boche Barbarity.
German airmen bombed the Red Cross
dressing station where Sergeant William
B. McLaughlin of Company I, 165th In
'fantry, was lying with other -Amerlcin
wounded Just prior to his death, accord
ing to a letter received here yesterday
from Major Ernest K. Coulter of the
quartermaster Reseive Corps. Major I
Coulter formerly was superintendent of I
the Children's Society and Sergeant Mc- I
..uKiniii, uriurc entering inc nervier,
was employed by It as a special officer
In the Yorkvllle Court.
Sergeint McLaughlin. Who was 29
years old, saw Hervlce with the "Flfht
Ing Sixty-ninth" on the Mexican border
and went to France last Ootober. He
lived with his father, Richard McLaugh
lin, an attendant at the Appellate Divi
sion of the Supreme Court, at 108 East
Eighty-first street.
"All of the society witl be sorry to
hear of the death of our bnve officer.
Sergeant William 11. McLaughlin, of
whom we were afl so fond," wrote Major
Coulter In his letter, which, was received
by Thomas F. Moore, the present acting
superintendent. "But they will be proud
of him when they learn that he made
the supreme sacrifice at the front. Just
a fev days ago I sent word to Sergeint
McLaughlin that as I came along the
line I would see him. On Monday 'last,
after being with another regiment, I
reached his and my first Inquiry was re
garding him.
Killed After Making; Great Fight.
"I was told that he had been killed a
few hours before after he had made a
great fight In the first line. The death
of this officer Is another example of the
Hun barbarity.
"According to the story told me by
one of his comrades, he was wounded in
the first fight, now going on, and was
carried to a chateau nearby which was
being used as a dressing station.
"While he was there Boche plants
corps over and bombed the dressing
station, although the Red Cross flag watt
plainly shown. I tried to find the spot
where McLaughlin was buried, for In
these days our men are burled quickly,
but It was Impossible for me to find the
"The braver-, spirit and conduct of
our men here Is magnificent. There has
never been anything like It. They go
out to kill or be klllea with a smile on
their lips and a song In their hearts.
Folks at Home Should Be Proud.
"If the people at home could see what
we see here they would be proud Indeed
of our soldiers who come out to this
country and fight with very little train
"As I stood in front of a dressing
station the other night. It having been
established In a shell racked houve anil
stable, the front yard was filled with
our wounded while fresh regiments of
our men marched past us. The men
sang as they marched.
"Our men know what they are fight-,
Ing for, even the most uneducated. It
la the Idea of freedom from brutlshness,
the riddance or tne worm or a vile ex
crescence. They are fighting for hu
manity, and they know It. -All' of the
wounded that I have seen are contented.
I do not think this Is an exaggeration,
for not one has ever complained."
learned From Oyster nerf After
All Mltht Exposure.
Fifteen men and women were grad
ually recovering yesterday after having
been In a motor boat which was wrecked , ;t, 412 West Flfty-flret turret, was
on the Jagged ridges of Oyster Reef In taken to Bellevuei Hospital with knife
the upper bay Sunday night. They were i wounds In the neck and back. The al
rescued by the crew of a police patrol c leged slashing took place nt Forty-sec-
boat. One of tne party, miss May wii-
son, IS, or 13 Belmont avenue, The
Bronx, became hysterical after having
been landed at tho Battery and was at
tended by a physician from the Broad
Street Hospital. All are suffering from
the cold during the night, as they were
clad In the lightest of summer clothing, )
Tim motor boat, which wan owned hv
Frederick Meyers of 287 Vi Church street,
Jersey City, left Greenville, N. J early i
Sunday and the party spent the day at
the Interstate Park up the Hudson.
They started on the return trip in the
etenlng and went aground In the dark
ness. Their calls for help were heard
by pasa'ng craft and reported to
Lieut. Lobect of Harbor A precinct, H
sent a relief expedition In command of
Sergeant Byrne. Oyster Reef Is In shal-
lnw- n-nt.r. nhntlt n minrt.r nt o mil.
.i . i. .7 . , r . .. "
south of Bedloe s Island, and the res -
cuing police boat was unable to reach
the Btranded motor boat. Small boats
were lowered by the police and the trans
fer was soon effected.
Big BUI Edwards and Mark Eisner
In Event at Revenue Clerk' Picnic
Employees of the Internal Revenue
Department. Third district, will hold
their annual outing at Donnelly's Grove,
College Point, next Saturday, when, ac
cording to a promise by the committee
of arrangements, there will he a mile 1
race between "Big Bill" Edwards, Col
lector for the Second district, who
weighs approximately 300 pounds, and
Mark Eisner, the 17S pound chief of
the Third district. Henry Keith, Collec
tor f the First district, has been In
vited. There will nlso be a baseball game,
potato races, shot putting and hammer
throwing contests and knitting races for
the women.
Says" He Was Drunk' if He
Voiced Alleged Seditious
Prosecutor Asserts Intoxica
tion Defence Would Defeat
Espionage Law.
Dr. George C. Weiss of Mount Vernon,
one of the best known physicians In
Westchester county, was tried In the
Federal District Court before Judge J.
C. Hutcheson and a Jury yesterday
charged with violating tile espionage art
by .making seditious statements. Judge
Hutcheson will give his charge and the
care will go to the Jury to-day.
The defence entered by Dr. Weiss s
a witness for himself was that If he
made th remarks attributed to him In
the Villa California, an Inn In Tonkera
avenue between Yonkers nrd Mount
Vernon, he was drunk. He had no
recollection of having made them, he
Jsmen 8.- Johnson, Assistant United
States Attorney, said In summing up
the Government's case that If the Jury
accepts drunkenesa as an excuse for
disloyal remarks the puipose or the
espionage law will be defeated. He
said Dr. Weiss had too much sense
when sober to express his real feelings,
but that when In his cups his tongue
wagged freely and disloyally.
Hotel Keeper Chief Witness.
Dr. Weiss was -charged with saying.
The Germans will win this war. I am
a Hun and I don't give a damn who
knows It. The Dutch is In me and It's
coming out. If they- take ray son I will
make them pay for It."
The principal witness for the Govern
ment was Dal Hawkins, former light
weight boxer, who runs the Villa Cali
fornia. He said that on June 16 ur.
Weiss appeared at the Inn and after
buying and drinking a pint of wine
mad. iinnatrlotle remarks. Fearing a
riot, he said, he put the doctor out.
On cross-examination A. O. Gilbert,
counsel for Dr. Weiss, sought to show
that personal animus had something to
do with the lodging of a complaint
against Dr1. Weiss.
"Did you make the complaint because
Dr. Weiss had' previously stated that
he had been robbed at your place?"
asked the lawyer.
"No. He never made any such com
plaint to me. He sent me a check for
a disputed bill."
"Arc you 'not known aa the 'English
man1 and do you not run a roadhouse?"
"No. 1 was born In San Francisco
and I run a hotel."
"Were -you formerly a prise fighter?"
"Yes. and afterward a clerk at the
race tracks."
"Waa Dr. Weiss drunk when he made
the remarks you complain of?"
"I would not say he was drunk, but
his actions Indicated he had been drink
ing." Dr. Weiss asserted he had bought Lib
erty bonds, subscribed for the Red Cross
fund, kept the American flag flying out
side his home and took part in patriotic
exercises In New Rochclle.
On Kpreei for Yrtri,
He Identified a letter he wrote to his
son James on Memorial Day. 191". The
on Is In trft rmr t f-os Angeles In
this letter he wrote: "Uttween desire
and duty In this crisis there If but one,
path. Every 'medical man, old or young,
will be called to the colors soon for for.
elm service."
The defendant said he hu been golnr
on periodical sprees for yeara. He has
betn In sanitariums twice, he said. For
a year or so prior to June 16 he hsd
taken only an occasional drink On that
day he had a couple 'of drinks at his
home and then went for an automobile
ride, making stops at inns on City Island
and at Rye Beach and New Rochelle.
At each stop he drank cocktails or
whiskey straight, he said.
The following day, Sunday, he re
peated the round of resorts, he said, and
drank himself Into a condition where his
mind became blank. He had no recol
lection of visiting the Villa California.
He said. He added that hLs opinion of
i the place was poor, because a year he-
, fore he had been charged $45.83 there
for wine he did not remember ordering,
J "Now that you hava heard Hawkins
I and other witnesses tell of remarks they
. say you made at the Villa California are
! they Indicative of your feelings toward
this Government?" asked Mr. Gilbert.
"They nre not. I haven't n dl.Uiynl
drop of blood in my veins and I have al-
ways been ready to do my bit for the
pr. Weiss, who was born In Germany,
Is 17 years old.
Arsumrnt Over Case Leads to
(luarrel nnd Arrest.
After an argument over the Vincent
Gaffrey case yesterday with a man who
described himself as John f. Galvln. 138
West Fifty-fourth street, John Murray
ond street and the North River, and De-
tectlves Tlerney and Boyle, who chanced
to he standing near by, made a Bhort
affidavit In which they charged that they
arrested Galvln after they saw him run
ning east on Forty-second street with a
knife In his hand.
In the West Side court yesterday Mag.
I tntrntft Harris held Gnlvln In 11 flnfl fn.
i a hearing to-day.
tlnrlrsnn Approves
Malar for W. V
1" Per Cent.
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r' .".:'"J.","l'raa "'.tends, he said, to make a report to that i
...r rrv.a .v... r, ".. '''? "j M
j.neral Burleson now In mint ml f .ti
. . .. .
leiegrapn ana leiepnone lines, nad ap-
1 proved the 10 per cent. Increate In wages
of all employees
The Increase applies to 47,000 workers
and will add about $3,000,000 to the
company's pay roll. The advance ag
gregates 10 per cent, to all employees
except messengers and others working on
commissions, and those on salary re
ceiving more man 3.uou a year,
While negotiations for the Increase'
were conducted by a committee of the
recently formed Association of Western
.h.' .w Se '.m
h.r. or .h. or,,iMtinn .. .ii
Into Water nnd Drnnm,
Mlchael McGu re. 32, who had no
home In particular, wis drowned yesicr -
day In the Wallabout flasln. Accoidlng
lo Mrs. Mary Bryant, the wife of Capt.
George Bryant, whose barge Is unload
ing coal at the foot of Ross street, Mc
Gulre was asleep on the stringplece and
rolled Into the water, Ho tried to save
himself, but when the woman summoned
aid he had disappeared, Capt. Bryant
recovered the body with grappling Irons.
j .
Plays, Books, Songs and All
Taken Over by A. Mitchell
Royalties on Works of Genius
Will Be "Gesunk" in
Liberty Bonds.
Reiiln probably will discover a crim
inal plot to cheat the world of the ripest j
fruits of German thought and Invention
in the activities of A. Mitchell Palmer,
Allen Property Custodian, who has be
gun an Investigation Into the wide field
of enemy owned literature, music and
patented Ideas. He announced yester
day thst he hsd taken over a large
number of opersa. operettas, books,
plays and songs which are the brain
children 'of Germans and subjects of
the Dual Monarchy. ,
Mr. Palmer believes that when it
became their duty under the law for
enemy aliens to file declarations of the
property owned by tiem In the United
Slates many of them did not understand
clearly that the rule Included their lit
erary and othsr artistic property. At
all events a number of them forgot,
and now Mr. Palmer Is reminding them.
The royalties which he collectB will back
up our fighting men In the form of
Liberty tonds. Thus does tne American
nation, with no soul above sordid com
merce, replenish its war chest from
every source, even from the bottom of a
German Ink pot.
Of course the going will not lie good
very long, for this greedy enterprise of
Uncle Sams will hse the effect of re
tiring a number o.' German masterpieces
from the American market. On the
other hand Mr. Palmer considers that
his plan wllf stimulate the Inventive
powers of some ot our own producers,
authors and composers who have here
tofore been content to revamp for
American consumption the muslcsl and
dramatic compositions of Vienna and
Here Arc the Masterpieces.
Included in the list which Mr. Palmer
rns already taken over are many light
operas which have enjoyed a long vogue
In this country. Among them aro "Her
Soldier Boy," "Alone at I.ast." "The
Star Gazers," "Gypsy Love," "The Dol
lar Princess," "Pom Pom," "The Gay
Hussars," "Sari," "Little Boy .Blue,"
"The Chocolate Soldier," "Miss Spring
time" and "Tne Riviera Girl." Among
the lays on his list is "The Concert."
The grand operas include "Salome," "The
Jewels of the Madonna" and "The Secret
of Suzanne."
St. Ixmls, Milwaukee and Irving place
nil! look upon Mr. Palmer as a Philis
tine determined to take all the upllfe out
of the American stage.
Lottchen's "Quburtstag," for Instance,
may not be put upon the boards except
upon the grim condition that the author's
royalties be gesunk in Liberty bonds. So
also of "Das Kuckuck's HI," "Das Buch
Hlner Frau." "Der Helilge Rat," "Das
Badende Madchen" (cousin German to
Sep'.mber Morn). "Die Schwebcnde
Jungfrau," "Die Spanlsche Fllege" (a
clear case of rubbing it in) and "Grleehl
schlsches Keuer."
Into tee same discard go "Das Ratsel
Welb," which the long haired boys of
Milwaukee and Williamsburg described
two years ago as the most sprightly
thing In. problem plays since "Der Welb
sttufsl" In 1915.
Pbonogrnph Records Included.
let Washington Heights and the pur
lieus of (he Jerome avenue subway take
heart of jraee from the phonograph rec
ords Included In Mr. Palmer's list of en
emy tunejr. Some of them are venerable
such as various of the time honored
select ons from "Tannhauser" and the
"Magic Flute." These, whose authors
long are dust, would have been exempt
save that the tinkers have been at them
and have modified them and expressed
them through the vocal chords of living
German singers, who have been drawing
royalties on every iccord. A number of
song records which preserve the voice of
Emmy Dcstlnn are on the roster, and
even the Italians have not wholly es
caped the German rewrite men, for
among other song lecords which have
been feeding money Into Germany are
one or tup from "Trovatore, "Madama
Butterfly" and "Alda "
In fchool books Mr. Palmer has fourd
a fertile field. Latin scholars who hae
been writing to Thk Si'v their views
sipon the "wenl. wldl, wlkl" school of
Latin pronunciation will be g;lad to
know that Pror. A. Gtidcmnn's "Latin
Literature of the Kmplre" Is Injhe same
boat with Arnold's "Commercial Ger
man," and that Mrp. K. C H. Dreschel's
"Grimm's Vel Sleven Relsen Slmbad's"
is In the same class with Josephs Schra
kampH "German Readings."
Other works arc the German Juvenile
book, "Max Hnd Morlts" ; Prof. Max
Walker's "Beginner's German," "The In
fluence of the llllile on Civilization" and
John L. Stoddard s lectures. Mr. Stod
dard Is an American, but Is now living
ot Meran. Autrtils, and can't get away
If he wants to.
Shoe Worker ftny ttosentvnsaers
Will Not Flrr Strike Breakers.
Instead of the expected compromise
an apparent deadlock developed yester
day at a mass meeting In Long Island
City attended by 2,000 striking em
ployees of Itosenwasser Bros., who nre
manufacturing gas mask bags, shoes
and aviators' coars for the Government.
Max Kugarman, representing the
strikers, all members of Ixcals 01 and
110 of the United Shoe Workers of
America, said the Rnsenwassers had re
fured to dlrcharge any men now em
ployed or to take on the old hands ex-
1 1 H'1 ! .-iiiii.icfl niiRm occur, jie in-
effect to Government representatives.
. " -Tas . . M .lhe. "o.-O'sser fac
toiy that plenty of labor had been found
available and that army work was ,not
being delayed
Grateful Not Only for Message, but
for Work In France,
"..TS'J w j.mi, "a?
A cable from Gen. Pershing received
Flaherty, Su
of Columbus,
,, Krht Knlehtu
JJfJ. ""M' inignt
"I -?"'.' of the troop, under
I '' "inianii ' mink your organlza
Hon, not only for Its generous and In -
spiring message but for the tuhrtanllal
MMvlr-e It Is rendering the army In
, The cablegram was n reply to one
?nt to- Gen. Persuing August 6 when Hador; Alfred K, Smith, president of the
tho K. ot C, opened its "Victory Conven-! Board of Aldermen: William Fellowes
tlon" at the Waldorf, conveying the good Morgan, 'president of the Merchants As
wishes of tre organisation and the as-1 goclatlon; Augustus Thomas nnd .Inhr
surance that each of the 4:0,000 mem-1 Barrett. Brlg.-Gcn. George R. D)er wi
bers of the order waere behind the Amerl-
can forces abroad and were pledged
I without qualification to back the army
to the limit
AUGUST 20, 1918.
Tower gets clock
Everybody's Going to Have
Good Time Soon.
The tower on City Hall held a sur-.
prise yesterday for all those creatures
of habit who-.have not learned to pass
It without an upward glance., though
rlnce May of last year a blank flare
has been their only return.
Half concealed by the scaffolding
which seems to have fastened Itself
firmly Into the architectural scheme, but
nevertheless Indubitably back at the old
stand, four friendly faces that Now York
has missed and mourned these many
months smiled north and south and east
and west a promise of renewed good
offices. The big town once more had a
big town clock. '
West, east and north the faces were
without hands, and to the south the time
stood at 9:20 all day, but it was mani
fest that Mayor Hylan was almost ready
to favor his fellow cltlzeps with the hour.
All that now remains Is to hitch on
hands where thera are none, hook up the
works, make connections with the old
Tremont bell which is to strike the hours
and let 'crgo.
Letter Causes Police to Change
Theory of Murder and
Part of (he mystery surrounding the
strange deaths of Mr. and XIrs. J. Otis
Dutton In the Sunset Inn. which Mr.
Dutton conducted at 4793 Boulevard,
North Bergen. N. J , was cleared yes
terday when the North Bergen police
found a letter apparently written by
Mrs. Dutton. The letter started a fresh
r-earch for a mysterious man and "woman
who called at the Inn about the time of
the shooting.
At first It was thought Mrs. Dutton
shot her husband and then took poison,
hut the letter Indicates the woman took
the poison when she became panic
stricken at the discovery that her hus
band had shot himself following a quar
rel with her.
"Otis pointed a gun at my head and
told me to drtnk this rtuff he handed to
me." the letter said. "I ran out of the
room and he shot at me. I got down
stairs and heard somo more shots and
then looked up. Otis was crumpled up
on the floor and T called the police."
When the police reached the Inn Dut
ton wns dead and his wife unconscious.
She was taken to the North Hudson
Hospital and died there later. Before
she died, however, Mrs. Dutton recov
ered consciousness for a few moments
and told the police she had left another
tiote on a dresser In her room. A new
search was made and the police found
an envelope upon which was written In
an almost unintelligible scrawl :
"Otis killed me three cops up to
night and nothing said. I called you,
Aunt Rose God have mercy on us both
Rcse knows all Mrs. Dutton Gus
and Rose were here."
The police learned that Just before 2
o'clock Sunday morning a man and a
woman called at the Inn. but were not
admitted. Later, neighbors told the po
lice, they heard Mr. and Mrs. Dutton
quarrelling. So far the efforts of the
police to find the "Gus" and "Rose" men
tioned In the note have failed.
Bomb the Probable Cause of
Blaze at Chauncey.
DIroery that nn external explosion
caused a fir which destroyed part of
the plapt of the Htrau?ser Chemical Com
pany at Chauncey. a town near pobbs
Ferrv, N. Y., led Federal agent" Inves
tigating the blaze last night to believe
German spies had placed a Are bomb
outside the main building of the plant,
which Is manufacturing acids used by
the Government In making explosives.
For a time it was thought the Initial
explosion had been caused by the chem
icals Inside the plant, but Arthur Wal
ters, general manager of the Strausser
company, said the Investigation had dis
closed positively tha't the explosion oc
curred outside the main building. An
electrician was at work outside the
building a considerable distance from,
where the explosion' occurred Part of
the wall upon which he was working
was blown down.
Only fifteen men were in the plant
when the explosion occurred. They rII
got wifely out of the main building be
fore the fire reached the chemicals. The
flames spread quickly, anil because of
lack of water the firemen were ham
pered In their efforts to keep the fire
away from several huge tanks of chem
icals and acid burled near the plant.
This danger waa averted, however, when
additional firemen were called from
Dobbs Ferry and Ardsley.
STAMP GOAL $25,000,000.
Xrsv York Salesmen Will lies in
Thrift Drive on Thursday.
New York salesmen will endeavor to
sell $15,000,000 wotth of Wnr Savings
nnd Thrift stamps in New Yolk city In
the week beginning Thursday. The week
has been set aside by the Wnr Savings
Committee as "Fnlesmen's Week," nnd
every business house having salesmen
In ItB employ has been asked to send
them on their routes loaded down with
stamps to sell to their customers.
Frederic W. Allen, Wnr Savings Dl
reclor for New- York, issued an appeal
to business men of the city yesterday to
aid the campaign to the utmost. "The
committee asks the trades represented In
the Pioneer Division of the War Savings
Committee to underwrite the greatest
possible amount of stamps." Mr. Allen's
ippo.i! said, "and pledge themselves and
their respective organisations to the
utmost effort during the week.
Subscriptions by the trades for the
drive passed the jlo.iKiH.nno
! mark testerdny. New subscriptions yes
tcrdny were led by the telephone service
j division, with $L5no,000, and the city
transportation division, with $1,100,000.
Braalllan and
Argentine Xnvnl
Ofllcrra Will
Be (.nests.
Secretary of the Navy Daniels Is to
be the principal speaker at. the dinner
to be given tho officers of the Brazilian
battleship Sao Paulo and the Argentine
battleship Rlvadavia In the Waldorf
tn.innrrow evening. Tho dinner Is to bo
1 oiven hv the Mayor's Committee on
'National Defence, and 1,000 prominent
New Yorkers have accepted Invitations
The other sneakers will Include Doml-
p ,in Gatna. the Brnzllinn Ambassador.
Bomulo S. Nann, the Argentine Ambas
be toastmaster. Every city department
will be represented and the Brazilian
and Argentine Embassy staffs will come
from Washington.
Step ,1s Decided Upon at. a
Luncheon Given in
Bankers Club.
Campaign to Sell Tickets for
Field Days Meets With
Liberal Response.
An appeal.to exempt New Tork police
men from the provisions of the selective
draft law In order that the department
turfy not lose sorely needed officers taken
for army service Is to be made to Secre
tary of War Baker and Proost Marshal
General Crowdcr.
This step was decided upon at a
luncheon given yesterday by the New
York Tollce Association ot the Bankers
Club, 120 Broidway. ark lllsner, Col
lector of Internal Revenue, declared hu
belief that It was not necessary to ask
Congress to exempt tho police, but that
If New York could convince the War
Department authorities that such action
was necessary an executive order could
bo Issued and the matter adjusted. It
wjs at once agreed that the appeal sug
gested by Mr. Eisner be made to Wash
ington. l'ollco Commissioner Enright, In ex
plaining the damage wrought the de
partment by tne uian, saia;
"The police situation In New or Is
serious. There Is no clause in the draft
law which warrants the exemption of
policemen for military service on occu
pational ground?, although 1 believe thst
they should be exempieu. .iiuiv
there Is a present shortage of 1,500 men
for regular police work, I have detailed
700 members of the department to
strictly war activities the Investigation
of spies, the running down of enemy
propaganda and similar work.
Police Ilrcrnltlna; Stopped.
"Every man taken from the rollce
department nnd turned Into a r-oldler
represents a-dead loss to us. It Is Im
possible for us to replace such men and
recruiting for the department lias been
stopped for the time being; In New
York, as nowhere else, the police uniform
has come to be respected by alt classes
of law abiding cltlsens.'
Ralph De Palma,
winner of the
Sheephead Bay Sweepstakes at the
Sheepshead Hay speedway tani miuiij,
will attempt to smJsh his own ten mile
record Into smithereens during the po
lice field days, to be field there August
:t and St. accordtnj to an announce
ment made at the luncheon by Deputy
Police Commissioner Wallls. The pro
grammes are designed to draw contribu
tions from patriotic New Yorkers who
are willing to aid In raising a $100,000
fund to bo devoted to the purchase of
uniforms and equipment for the new
police reserves. "
The men are to take the place of New
York policemen called to the colors and
oftlclals of the department feel tbat, hav
ing volunteered tholr services to the
city. It is little enough for their fellow
citizens to contribute to buy uniforms
for them.
In addition to De Raima's effort to
smash his own ten mile record he will
compete In his big racing car with an
army aviator from the Mlneola field.
The biplane will circle the Speedway at
a low level and endeavor to outstrip the
flying motor car beneath. Besides this
Dario Resta, in his Resta special, and
Harry Harkneas, In a new racing car,
have promised to be on hand to help
make both days' programmes successful.
Drive for gBOO.OOO Fond,
The drive for the $500,000 police uni
form fund was formaly started at the
luncheon In the Bankers Club. Included
among the sixty guests were William
Fellowea Morgan, president of the Mer
chants Aeociation; R A. C. Smith,
former Dock Commissioner . U. N.
Bethel. Col. T. S. Williams, Frank W.
Woolworth, Major Michael Frledsam.
Robert Orler Cooke, Cleveland H, Dodge
and C. B. Alexander.
Deputy Commissioned Wallls told of
what had been done to make the field
day programmes successful. He believed
that all of tho 600,000 tickets printed
would be told.
Job E. Hedges declared his belief that
the thing to do was to get as many per
sons as possible to sell tickets for the
coming Held days. He thought booths in . arA bomb plotter In the first vear of the
railroad stations and other public placet, j European war nnd who was transferred
should prove their usefulness. He asoronl n1(. Tombs prison to the Essex
believed, he aald. that the Government 1 county Jnll nt Newark a week ago be
should exempt policemen from the draft, j ,-ause of ill health. Is not a victim of
He added that he was ready to do what I f.iberculoFii, It was reported by Dr
he could to assist In brlngius uch ex-
emptlon about
William Fellow es Morgan promised
that he would circularize each of the
1,000 concerns In the Merchnnts Aspo
rtation nnd urge them to subscribe for
tickets. Bernard Glmbel. J'flcrson De
mon Thompson. E. IT. Olcott .x.-i! Will
iam C Breed all expressed r.ll.mgness
to urge their business nsfoolr.'es to buy
tickets for their employees and permit
them to attend the field day.. In order
io make the plan effective the heads of
business concerns hhould bo appealed to,
they fald.
May llsropr War Tii,
Collector Elmer said regarding the
imposition of a 10 per cent. rj.
on end ticket sold that h. believed a
clause In the regulations had been found
which could be so construed that the
tickets might be exempted. He could
not guarantee this but thought that a
lavorauie u- n im.ki.i , ouiumcu ue-
fore next Saturday. Slips were circu-
lated among the luncheon guests and
thoee present signed pledges to take
tickets In large Lumbers.
There was a liberal response along ,
Broadway last night to appeals to buy.
tickets for the field dnys made by Col.
C. I), Wilson of tho Tenth Regiment of
Police Reserves nnd a detachment of hla
command. The pnrty started from Co.
lttmbua Circle nt S.3U o'clock. Col. Wll -
win. his staff. corps ot speakers and
thst Pfurliiipntfll linml nf Ivtv iirna halma
loaded Into two patrol wagons tuul two1
automobile trucks loaned by the New
York EdlFon Company.
The campaigners moved south along,
Hrcartway anu tne nonet sellers In-
vaded cabarets, restaurants and hotels
us far south as Thlrty-fourth street.
Many tlcKfts were disposed of yester -
day by traffic policemen stationed on
Mflh avenue and other thoroughfares,
111 iiiiiuiliriainu iiisiitiicrn numutl Stopped
their automobiles to press money Into
the policemen's hands In return for the
(Mnn Arrested on Petty 4'lmrjfr
; Illamlsard When He Telia Mtorj-,
! Robert E. l.-e, who sa.d he was a
nephew of the famous Confederate lead-
court .exlerday on.n charge of dlaor-
.....,....,. .,,,. iiiuikv , uikoi'-
dcrly conduct. j
Leo rfatil he was horn In Virginia. .luivl
19. 1865; could tpe.ak eleven languages
nn. i' nninii.f.T
nnd Inst his right anil In the Snanlsh-
Ainerlcan war. Tho arm Is off at the,
elbow. He had long white hair and n
heard and talked with a Southern ac
cent. Magistrate McMahnn, after hearing
his story, dlsm'ssed the charge.
Dr. von Strcnch Planned In
vasion of Canada With
100,000 Reservists.
Physicians Find Rintclcn, Spy
and Bomb Master, ,Is Only
Highly Nervous.
Dr. Frederick August Richard von
Ptrench, a Prussian who came to Amer
ica a voluntary exile when Bismarck
was forced out of power but whose bit
ter memories of the fall of the Iron
Chancellor did not restrain him from
offering his services to the fatherland
when war began In 1914, wn recom
mended for Internment yesterday by
Rufus W. Sprague. Jr.. chief of the En
emy Allen Bureau.
.No young German In otflcral life had
brighter prospects than had von Strench
In' the 80s. He was Bismarck's protege
and the German Foreign Office sent him
to Africa to pave the si ay far a pro
posed ndvanre. of German Immigrants
upon the newly acquired colony of Togo
land. He founded Blsmarckburg In the
Interior. He conceived the Idea of a
railroad from that metropolis to the
In March of 1R90 Blsmarrk fell from
power. His friends felt with him. The
rising voung von Strench was ruined.
He.had spent MOO.000 on the expedition
to Togoland. From this he got no tan
gible return.
He had been promised the rank of
Captain In the army, but the Foreign
Office did not keep the promise ot the
preceding regime.
Never Returned to Germany.
When Bismarck was retired von
Strench was In Imdon trying to raise
capital for the Togoland railroad. When
he heard that Heligoland hnd been given
up by England In exchange for German
colonial territory he dropped the nego
tiations In the opinion that Germany
had abandoned a colonial policy.
He fume to this country and never
returned to Germsny. Except for a
series of applications for reinstatement
In (hp armv which were never answered.
he appears to have accepted his portion
, llnc01T,pianlngly with the German spirit
of obedience to authority
When wnr rame von Strench. who
was engaged In the practice of medi
cine, looked around to see what he could
do for 'his country lie corresponded
with on Papen and others of the choice
group of Intriguers who represented
German Interests In this country. He
had a visionary scheme for an Invasion
of Canada with 100,000 German reserv
ists who were to be mobilized near
Buffahi letters relating to these mat
ters were found when he was arrested
In a Columbus Circle restaurant and
they led to the recommendation for his
Von Strench was born In Wittenberg.
Luther's town. In 1S57. Ills father was
a wealthy retired merchant. He was
educated In the local gymnasium and In
the University of Halle. He entered tie
German army In 1878. He rose to be a
lieutenant. Appendicitis forced him from
the army In 18SD.
Only Itrnard n Praulan "Von."
In lSS"! he received $100,000 from his
father and with that, his army record
and the patronage of Bismarck he en
tered the German civil service with a
carter Qf promise before him. He went
to Togoland. twice, each trip taking a
year. After the first trip' he received
tie right to adorn his name with the
Prussian "von," and, according to his
own story, that represent the sole re
ward given to him for the work he did
and the money he spent.
After settling In this country. Vpn
Strench Invented a method of treiylng
nervous diseases that brought tilm many
patients. He took up the study of medl
cfna" and attended Georgetown Univer
sity and the Baltimore Medical College.
In all of his twenty-elgl t years In the
United States Von Strench never applied
for naturalization as a cltlzfcpr' When
arrested he lived at 45j'West 161th
street '
Frans Rlntelcn. the German agent
who Is under sentences aggregating four
venrs for his activities as n navmaster
Oavld H. Gershenfeld and Dr. Edwatd
Oluckman yesterday after a preliminary
examination. The pryslclans state that
llnt.l.n 1. I.. - Lli.l.1.1 ....1111
He will be reexamined If his condltlonyJJ,,,,, ,
iiniiuvr. jn uitr iiiriiiuuiit: lie win oe
held In the Newark Jail.
Ilrunght From Atlnnta Prison
Trlnl of Wm. I- Ilndglnga.
A. HiiKli McMillan and William
Van Amhtirgh, two of the seven follow
ers of the late "Pastor" Rusrell, who
were sentenced to twenty jears Imprls-
'rr In Brook-
, y,t(.r(lay tll taU lll( .ltne .
.' ..,. p.,., ..-., wminm p ii...t.in.
flerl ,dn7entefor ' irjurk " '
T, nri,, cnt -,, w-irnme at
, J'iUerarUulldhig hT- IS.m Run-
c ,npi, , j,ouniI(, , ,,,
Atlanta p'enltentlarv HudirlniM I. 1,1
V'?, v " V.T;., ..V.mI' .I,!'
f the .even men. It will h tl h..
fore Judge Chatfleld to-day and It will
ba uf0ldea thfn wnejher the' trial shall
. ,,..
' TRDf 1 FY "FYClTFf"
t KJl,l,E. I CAllCK
! 1 C LflfC VI,
North Shore Head Blames
Low Fares for Plight.
TrIim,. n , rp, . ,,, v. v.
nlul N(mll Snora Tractlol. VntmiVm
; Xi, ope atei a , " of r0IcV ' ; "?!
, ."' " F j,Pi,Y,' lf,,i.ar
, branch from riuahina- tn ...,.
was again tied up yesterday because of
t n accident to the exciter In the power-
house Traffic was resumed early last
"The Public Service Commission has
refused to afford us nn opportunity of
earnlne mo. lev hv tncreasinc rn.. .n
I "mt ,,oum Ufr ",r ne n iiut
siiupr, rum uru.Ki- t. riinniey, rne com
pany'H piesldent."We hae suffered the
sort of mishap which we feared would
happen. If we had the available funds
we would have been abl to make pro
visions for this enirrgencv. s It Is we
, J
cent In d vldenris slue.
,'lr . "i--"" "" neany ten
. '
"The Stnnli' fann y nnd n few fiiemu
invested M.OOfl.nno in this com -
, p.iny. Two yc.rri. ago we apked the
Public Service rrimmlu.loM for authorl-
ty to incicae the fares The cost of
repairing the damage will be about 5 r. . .
000 and If the directors will not approve
of the expense 1 will pay It myself. I'n
less wo are allowed a higher fare we
will discontinue the road,'"
The Sun Calendar
Eastern New York Fair to.d.n
to-morrow: not much chango In tern.
pcrmure; gentle and varlablo windi.
For Nw .tei-ify, fair to-dsy and i
morrow; diminishing es.l.rly n3,
r-rVblTwInd"' ""rm'r 'n ,n,"l0ri ,
For southern New Engl.nd. fair
nil to-morrow, nut much ehamr in ,.l
peraturr: light aii'l variable wlndi
rcr western New York, fair lo-dav i.h
somewhat warmer, fair lo.morro ' d
WASHINGTON. Ai:g. U.-Th- a,.. ,
Mh preature whlrh overspread Nrw p..
Ind and the St Irfiwrenri Vall.y MUI'
J,"""!''hl Hitly In li" in.lt,UMh,
still Is the controlling f.rtor of' ik.
weather In northcaatern dl.ltlri, p.,"
sure Is still low In th- Houtht
SiUJ.,.?,..Fn"'1 y thrnujthout th, Rn"
Mountain region, slthotish no rt.fi.
storm centre ..appears Tti prrlPtti,
of th. a.l twenty. four houra ha ii.l
confined to the eoiith Atlantic a" ...V
?SLf ' "J 'ho aoute-
Appalachian ration. " "
Tamporature has fall-n anm-whai ,
the South and ha. risen alighlli- n .k.
northern district, of th. ?.,':
hhnwery wejther la prohabl. In Korf.fi
gouth Carolina. Cleorgi; and th. n?, ,
Stales during th. ntt tn.nty.fnur hiVi,
Th. weather .laewhere In th. Va.hifi1
forecast dlitrlrt will h. fair " J
,i?iC!,r'r'"l,rt.."rm "1"TV nor.),.,.,
Say reaching the normal by Welne.
1 A M. J p
Raroin.lar .. ..
Wind direction
Wind eloclty ,
Westh.r ......
Precipitation . . .
. N K
. Nnnn
f i.ir
Th. temperature In this city v.at.-dat
recorded by the official Ihermomri.r l,
shown In ih. nnn.t.d t.ib'.e
I A .k .
9 A. M. . .
10 A. St. .
11 A M. . .SI
ISM.. . .70
A. M Hi
12 M 70
3 P. M....7I
llightat t.n
Low rat tem
Aerase te
1 P. M ,
i' P. xt . .
1 P. M .
4 P. M .
J P. M . ,
. ! M
V T I' M t
:i p m
"1 V M !.
T 10 V M
is; m;
P M t 7.
S V Jl It, -1
13 Mid . KC
;a. at i. is p m
: at i A. M
. bt
Obajrvsllnns yeilerday at I'tillel Stun
Weather Ilureau station! ahowini atmoi
pherle conditions In the nHoui cities
' Temperature Veloc-
IIlgri.Low.Wind. ity.Rain Wihi
Atlantic CM)
ft v..
Kasipon... .
Boston .. ,
Chicago. ..
St. Loull. ..
K Run
51 llfldj
T IH -Mi
.i: c;ow..
,M Clear
Charleston ..
United States Coiat an1 Oeodetlc Surtfy-
Standard Time.
Sun rieei.. ..tin A M Sun sets MtPX
Moon et. 4 ! A M
Sandy l!oo)i..:i A SI Oor laland " ! A M
Hell Gale .:57 A M
Sandy Hook, litis A M Oor Iilanil I'm
Hell Gate . 3.14 A M
.Not. Toe fpr.golr.iv tN. ht Wen correct!
to conform tu n.w "artlfirlal time '
I.unrneon to Oen. Iimael Miv" v tn
Pan-American .So.iety of the I'm'. I
Mtatea, La-'.ra Club, 1 P M
Military Honors for Airmen
Killed at Hazelhurst.
With their motors humming a reri era
from a height of 1,000 feet six avmiori
from Hazelhurst field flew their milium
biplanes as an escort yesterday for t'n
bodies of I.leut. llarold F. Mavon uf
Ixis Angeles, Cal , and Lieut i; K
Oedeon of TltusvUle, Pa . as t.ie f jiera
procession moved from an undrtik nt
establishment to the r.iilroml tition "
Hempstead, I. I. ISoth ofllcers wer
killed In an airplane accident n the ',e'i
lat week.
Tne coffins were carried on the s . . l
era of sixteen soldiers. Behind msrc'r'
officers and cadets from the tlir r'd
.bout Mlneola and Hen. stead ,- ti.e
procession started and again as it at"
proacht'd th railroad station, the ai'
planes dipped, down to within stnkn;
distance andfloral bombs and .iu'ters
of lojige'roses were dropped on the .'
0rra? Several of the tilers made direct
hits with the flowers. The flowers wera
gathered from the country estates c!
persons living near tho avintlon field"
Taps were rounded as the train rent
ing the bodies moved away from i e
Hempstead station.
Comptroller Crnla; Says It Wnntd
Tnl This City's Gos rrnnirnt.
Entering a vigorous protect nK.iin't
the proposed taxation of inuni' .pa' '
curitles by the Federal Oovernir.i"
Comptroller Craig in a telegram to cacn
of the Ways and Means ('n'
of the House yesterdav a .
attention to the fact that New York hat
aided the Government In the proserut'oi
of the war In every possible wa
"A tax direct or Indirect upon ni.irlc
pal bonds Is In effect a tax uron t'f
government of the city of New Yort I'
Is a tax upon public, schools, lmp u i.
charitable nnd correctional lnstit it."ti
and upon fire an.l police protect. "r r."l
upon water supply, rapid tran t n..t
waterfront Improvements A isrta'n
amount of such Improvements Is 1
under war conditions
"The power to tax I? the pewe- e
destroy. It la Inconceivable tnat
gress should prostrate the crei t a.
cripple the functions of a great a' '
devoted mtltilulpal governm.!.' I'r'
gain cannot possibly off' t the . I "
of a tax that so clearly appears t.. i'
unconstitutional. I earnestly hit'
no tax be laid directly or .'i i.rr. ' )
upon municipal bonds "
Special Committer Appnliltrd l
Sift the SllRKestlnn..
The committee which has i ha's' '
the selection of a suitable for n
memorial to Major John I'urro.. M
met yesterday and spei.t fce-.
In a dlfcusis.m of van.nn p':r s
had been submlttid
After the committee had k ' ' '
consideration to nure tha . f" -
Kestlons or different form.-
memor.al to Major Mlt-hel ... g
Robert Adamson, It. . ha . .
I pointed a peolal committee
I suggestions car. fi".
rt hl,l'k- -T,,B '"embers ..f -
mlttee aro George McAtie"
Hardy. George W. Perlot . !! 1 11
President Howling and Alfred E '
President of the Hoard of A.de "'
Nprrlal Puller Commissioner ll'
Has to F.ntrrlaln ronsnleseini..
A number of com alc. ent
be lhe guests of Hr tnl.n X
Sper.al Deputy Pollen C'nin.i. -
day when they wi'j lie la' e.
on Ihn steam a lit Sun' l .e 1
1 leaxe t. e foot of Wet
Mreet nt ft A. M.. an.l pr
I North Ither as far n West P
Hhe will ilrfip nnihor wh.'e
The Surf i-ss been Inan.d
Mayors Committee or. v'a'
fence for the purpose of glv r.t '
dlcrj excursions.
N W.
71 l s i;
M ti N.E. !
74 65 N 1-
N O F 19
W '4
j: m n.e 14
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