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THE SUN, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1918.
FACE THE PRIETHS
Articles Denouncing England
and Sneering at America
Bead at Trial.
ALL Foil THE KAISER
Five, Including Proprietors of
Xewark Publication, Accused
Under Espionage Act.
Copies and translation!! of editorials
And Articles appearing; since America's
"tleclarstlon of war in the New Jersey
Freie Zeitung, a Newark morntns new,
paper, all scoring England and deploring
America's participation in the war. were
read to a Jury ImpanelleJ yesterday be
fore Federal Judge Thomas G. Halght
to hear the case of five defendants In
ifllcted after the office of the newspaper
had been raided a year ago by Charles
F. Lynch, United' States-Attorney.
The men on trial for alleged violation
f the espionage net arc: Benedict and
Edwin S. Prleth, publishers; William
von Katzler, editor; Hans von Hundels
Iiausen, associate editor, and Henry
Yv'aechter. city editor.
About fifty articles alleged by the Gov
ernment to form the basis of a conspir
acy on tho part of tho defendants to de
feat the operation of the -elective draft
law were Introduced In evidence, and a
number of then! read to the Jury yester
day in full, while reference was made to
Home of the others. All of the articles to
which reference was made- by Assistant
United SUtes Attorney Joseph L. Bo
dlne. who opened the case for tho Gov
ernment, appeared In tho columns of the
Freia Zeitung between June 16, 1917, and
October 1, 1917. In all the Indictments
charge 1(5 overt acts.
"Vnlirar EnglUb Slams."
Some of the articles and editorials
tipon which the Government will baa
its caso appeared In English and others
In the German language. Among them
were the following excerpts:
June 17: "Tills vulgar English slang
-which has liecomo so popular In this
country follows you wherever you go.
It seems Impossible to escape it Even
our private mall is tainted with It, and
tnoft of the letters we receive bear a
tamp In red ink reading: 'Do your bit;
subscribe for the Liberty Loan.' Isn't It
"Why not have postage stamps dis
playing the visage of King George, the
monarch with the look of almost human
Intelligence, and bearing the inscription:
United States of Great BrltalnT Our
Anglomaniacs would no doubt hall such
a. stamp with shouts of pure Joy,' and as
far as our really pro-Americans and
patriotic cltlxens are concerned well,
who cares about them anyhow, now
June 21 : "Mr. Wilson accuses Kaiser
Wllhelm of plunging his country Into
war without consulting the .German peo
ple. But did Mr. Wilson" consult the
American people when he plunged tho
United States Into a war, the chief ob
ject of which Is to save England from
the thrashing she so richly deserved?
In this country recruiting was a com
plete failure and conscription had to be
Uncle Sam aa Hangman.
June 26: "What a beautiful and
touching sight It Is to behold the two
-rreat lovers of the small nations des
perately attempting to strangle little
Norway, whose only crime la that she Is
trying to save her remaining ships.
"When bribes fall threats, cajolery and
browbeating are employed to bend the
dearly beloved small nations to the will
of the Allies. It Is nothing new to see
John Bull In the role of Jailer and hang
iman. But Uncle Sam? Really one
hardly believe" his eyes."
July D: "England's friendship lias
jnver yet brouK.it any nation goral luck
We have this on the authority of some
rf our greatest patriot hucIi as Wash
ington, Franklin. Jefferson and Lincoln.
feo what has happened In the course of
t present war. Belgium Is firmly In
German hands. Franco Is slowly bleed
ing to death, Serbhi and Montenegro
(live lost their Independence, Rumania
fcas been crushed, Italy Impoverished,
rj Russia Is In the thro-is of a terrible
,nd bloody revolution.
"To puch sad passes has England's
tkndslrip brought these unfortunate na
lonn. I.et us break loose from the
sVifshes In which crafty, selfljh and
faithless Albion la gradually ensnaring
HA Let us look the facts iuarely In the
;ico and cease from being the dupe by
'.lose aid England hope to achieve her
alms. Let us do this before a single
jnerican soldier has been sacrificed on
.e blood soaked fields of France."
Juno IS: "The espionage conducted
y Washington Is more dangerous to our
country and Its popular liberty than are
all the German spies to the popular lib
erty of the world."
June 19: "A victory of the Allies Is
unthinkable, ar.d the United States is
only helping to prolong the war and
hastening the impoverishment of the
See Americana forced to Arms.
June 20: "American money and
American lives arn to bo sacrificed, not
to protect American honor and American
rights against the German submarines,
but only to help out the allied slackers.
That Is why the average, American Is so
reluctant to enlist."
July 3: "Not one American out of
ten is in favor of sending our troops to
Jteht on European soil hut un
Jlke Russia, Canada, Australia and New
Zealand, this country does not consult
tlio masses of thu f.eop!e. They have to
coey or go to Jail."
July 14: "The South wants all the
eiftlres, tho majority a; emoluments In
me lorm ot oppropriatinns. and Is
rtrongiy averse to paying the blood tax.
Jt Is patriotic enough to shed the lat
lrop of blood of the North In order to
vin the war. This characteristic of the
h'outh, which Is described by a pro-
jiruion paper, cannot ue surpassed. And
Jt Is the same South that bellowed so
juauiy inr me war.
The first witness called when the case
cpened was Frederick J. Hart maim, for
inr advertising manager of the paper,
,ho was arrested In the raid on the
tuner's plant, but later released. He wan
luestloncd regarding the activities of
j;uwin a. J'rietn aim his brother. Bene
illct, In connection with the publication
of the Vaper. He testified that the two
' Irothers were In the offlre only about two
nays a weeK at the time of the publlcn-
ilun oi me articles.
The t'reie Zeitung had a circulation of
t,etween s.uuu ana (MOO ropes u dav.
L'dwln S. Prleth and Judge Halght, who
Is presiding nt .the trial, were class-
laates at Princeton University.
Call for Jl.000 Women Moon Filled.
As a result of announcement!. In the
Sunday newspapers that a number of
vacancies for women existed In the State
juartermaster leepitrtment more than
fi.000 women applied at that official's
ITlce yesterday for employment. The
Volitions were filled, and announcement
v as made at noon that for the present
i.o further appointments would be made.
STRIKING IS NOT LOAFING.
C'onrt DUmlaaea Charaje of Magis
trate Against Four Shoe Workers.
County Judge Humphrey, in an opin
ion handed down yesterday In the Queens
County Court, dismissed a charge cf
loanng brought against four striking
employees of a Long Island City shoe
factory by order of Magistrate Kochen
dorfer of the. Long Island City Court,
The case grew out of the presence of
tho men In the Magistrate's court at the
trial of a case against former fellow em
ployees of Rosenwasfer Bros., a firm
engaged In shoo contracts for the army.
Observing tho men the Magistrate de
manded to know their occupation. When
they reptled they had none, he ordered
their arrest and held them for tho Court
of Special Sessions. An appeal brought
a ruling from Judgn Humphrey that men
discharged by reason of labor difficulties
with their employers could not be re
garded an being voluntarily out of work.
It will be recalled that the antl-atrlke
prrvlslon of the so-called man power
bill, or work or fight law, was thrown
out by the House of Representatives be
fore the measure was sent to the Senate.
RAIL ROBBERS KILL
ACTING POLICE HEAD
Boonton's Temporary Chief Is
Slain by Band Found
Patrick Gulton, a civilian who filled
In as chief of police of Boonton. N. J..
during the vacation of James Gllmartln.
the town's regular police head, made the
fatal mistake early yesterday morning
of falling to search four alleged freight
car thieves he and a posse of Boonton
cltlxens and policemen captured In the
yards of the Lackawanna Railroad.
The captives were being led to ronce
Headauarters In the centre of a civilian
cordon when. In the business section of
town, one of the prisoners stepped sud
denly forward, wheeled and levelled a
revolver at Gulton's head. The ptllce
chief fell at the first shot and the cap
tives made a break for a clump of
woods at the far end of town.
As Gulton slipped to tho ground he
drew his own revolver, raised himself
upon his elbow and took a shot at the
fleeing thieves. The bullet struck a
man who said he was William Dennis
of Kearny. N J., and the other police
captured him easily. Gulton died an
hour later In the Memorial Hospital at
Two hours after the shooting a posse
composed of 100 residents of Boonton
captured Howard Jackson and Fran!:
Kennedy, both of Kearny. In the patch
of woods. They were Identified as two
of the men who escaped when Gulton
was killed. They attributed all of the
shooting to the fourth man. who suc
ceeded In evading several posses that
went In search of hlrh. Tho pursuers
learned he caught a freight train bound
for New York, but left It at another
patch of woods three miles from town.
Two revolvers were found In tho woods,
but only one held shells of discharged
cartridges. Tho three under arrest are
charged with murder.
Gulton and his eight volunteer police
men surrounded the freight cars which
another resident of the town telephoned
were being robbed. The captures were
made easily, the prisoners announcing
their willingness to go along to the
police station as soon as they saw the
revolvers In the hands of Gulton and his
helpers. The break for liberty followed.
8TH ATE. R. R. ASKS RENEWAL.
la Unable to Meet Note for 81
OOO Soon to 3Iatnre,
Application has been made to the Pub
lic Service Commission by the Eighth
Avenue Railroad Company, a subsidiary
of the New Tork Railways Company, for
permission to Issue certificates of In
debtedness to the amount of 1750,000 to
discharge outstanding certificates Issued
In 19H and payable on or before Febru
ary, 1919. Joseph Tate, president of the
company, states tho company may not be
able to pay off these certificates for some
time to come.
Tho New York Railways pays a yearly
rental of 1216,000 to the Eighth Avenue
company, which Is capitalized at $1,000,-
000. Out of this the company pays IS
per cent. In dividends to Its stockholders
each year, 140,000 In Interest on Its debt,
and Is able to lay aside a surplus as
well. This surplus now amounts to 197.
000. LOSER OF DEATH WAGER DIES.
Wllllauisbnric Man Who Celebrated)
"Rraurrrctlon" Stricken Suddenly.
Two years ago lasf June the spectre
of death hovered over Francis P. Mon
tenes, a Wlll!amburg undertaker and
liveryman, to such an extent that he
made a wager with James J. Crawfurd
that he would not live for two years
from the date on which the bit was
made. The bet was for $100. and June
2 last, the period covered by the wager
expired. Montenea ordered what he
termed a "resurrection supper" and he,
Crawford and a party of their friends
partook of the feast. Montenes weighed
347 pounds at the time and grew heavier.
Three of the friends who had attended
Montenes's "resurrection" party met him
yesterday at noon and chatted with him.
He left them to go to lunch at his home,
155 North Third street. He dropped
dead a few minutes after finishing the
meal. A physician who was surimoned
said death probably was due to heart
disease. He left a wife and six children.
SIXTY PLANES FLY HERE.
Various Type" of Fly Inn .Machines
Take the Air nt Mlneola.
Sixty or moro airplanes, the largest
number yet seen flying there at one
time, were In the air yesterday afternoon
over tho Mlneola fields. They were of
various types from tho great battle
planes of the De Havllands to the
smaller Curtlss and speedier Spads.
They were flying In squadrons or six at
ine litree ..ijrum, cijuipjxru wild
Ihr,. T.lhrtv mntnn nml niiuhl. nf
carrying nine passengers, also were per
forming with much credit, piloted by
United States aviators and observers.
The Capronls bore the colors of both
Italy and the United States While In
the air Lieut. Early Gregory made some
exceptionally fine moving pictures of
flying over and under his airplane.
HELD FOR HUMAN TORCH JOKE
Paeetlona Bartender Mnat Ananrer
Chance of Kettlnir Man Afire.
William Jones, 66 years old, a Janitor
of 215 West 116th street, can't lake a
Joke. It seems.
He was In a saloon at 2171 Eighth
avenue, he eas. when Charles McCab
bery, 29 earB old, the bartender, poured
alcohol on his clothing and set lire to
It. Jones was taken to Knickerbocker
Hospital, painfully burned. He caused
McCahbery'a arrest and the facetlou
bartender was bound over yesterday in
$600 cash ball on a chargo of felonious
UNCLE SAM WANTS
EVERY FRUIT PIT
750 Tons Are Needed Daily to
Provide Carbon for
NUTSHELLS ARE INCLUDED
Hotels, Restaurants and
Housewives Asked to Save
for War Purposes.
The schedule for the producton of
charcoal for gas masks calls for 750
tons of raw material a day, which ex
plains why tho hotel and restaurant
division of the United States Food Ad
ministration has asked folks to save
I fruit pits and nut shells for Uncle Sam's
The list of things to be conserved, ac
cording to the official notice, embraces
the pita of peaches, apricots, prunes,
plums, olives and dates and the shells
of hickory nuts, walnuta and Brazil nuts.
Managers of hotels and restaurants
throughout the land will direct thelc
kitchen staffs to see to It that these here
tofore supposedly worthless but now
very essential pits and shells aro not
thrown Into In" garbage can. Instead
they will lo rescued from tables and
kitchen pans and will havo places of
honor In a special receptacle until suca
time as they can bo collected and passed
on to their proper dcr-tlnatlon.
Everybody Invited to Help.
The restaurants and hotels will not
have a monopoly ot this conservation
campaign. Everybody Is Invited to par
ticipate, particularly the housewife, who
la queen of the canning throne at pres
ent. Her stocks of pits are greater
now than at any other season of the
Ralph A. Gushee. on behalf of John
McE. Bowman, head of the hotel and
restaurant division, said yesterday that
It Is hoped everybody even the infre
quent eater of nuts will save every
fruit pit and nutshell that he or she can.
"It seems like a very trifling matter."
Mr. Gushee said, "but the saving of
these things will be a very important
aid In the winning of the war. We
must have carbon for gas masks, and
this Is the way we can get It. Every
liandful or bagful of pits and shells will
help, and if everybody saves a little the
aggregate Is golns to be very large.
Tho amount that can be Baved and col
lected In this city alone will go up Into
Where Pita May Be Sent.
"Individuals and families can send
their collections to any Red Cross or
ganization. Any restaurant or hotel
man will be glad to receive them and
,idd them to the stocks In his kitchen
receptacles for future delivery.
"It takes 200 peach nuts or seven
pounds of nut shells to produce carbon
enough for one mask."
It Is believed that the general public
appreciates the value of food saving
and all other kind of saving more than
ever before, and Mr. Bowman and his
coworkers are coilJent that consumers
of fruits and nuts are going to respond
en-tlly to the latest call for patriotic
service, which carries with It no sacrifice
Several department t';.i, anxious to
help the Government get the raw ma
terials It needs for tho making of car
bon for gas masks, have asked house
wive to ve fruit plt and nut sheila
and leave them at the stores. Hundreds
of women already have delivered their
collections. Many said they wero glad
to do such a trlflln-j thins for their
country, but all were assured that It Is
a big- thing to provide material that Is
going to prevent our boys from suc
cumbing to gas attacks.
3 DYING AFTER SALOON FIGHT.
It Starts After One Man Drlnka
Dominic PIscopa of East Orange
drank a glass of beer that had been
drawn for Louis Capello, also of East
Orange, in Mrs. Theresa Monica's saloon
at 7S Palm street, Newark, yesterday
and a general fight followed. The police
allege that Capello struck PIscopa over
the head with an Iron bar three feet
PIscopa landed with a fractured skull
In tho city hospital, while Capello was
shot In the right lung and the left thigh
and also was hurried to the hospital.
Frank Margull of 70 Tliedford street.
East Orange, also was floored by a
blow from tho Iron bar and his skull
PIscopa, Manrull and Ca.-iello are be
lieved to be dying, but Alexander Ca
pello, Louis's brother, who was stabbed
In the abdomen, and Policeman Moffat,
stabbed In the right arm when he tried
to stop the battle, will recover. Louis
Capello is accused of attacking the po
liceman when he attempted to arrest
Mm. In the same saloon a year ago
Mrs. Monica's husband was shot and
killed by a soldier to whom he had re
fused to serve a drink.
INTERPRETS LAW'S SPIRIT.
Maarlatrate DlscharKea Mntorlata
for Valine- Harlem Speednrnv,
Magistrate Simpson. In the Washing
ton Heights Court, yesterday discharged
James I'rlngle of 3212 Broadway and
Robert Levers of 343 Lenox avenue,
both members of the Harlem Board of
Trade, who had been arraigned on the
complaint of a traffic policeman for
driving an automobile along the Harlem
fllver Speedway last Friday.
When he was a State Senator Magis
trate Simpson Introduced a bill In the
Legislature aimed to open the Speedway
to motor car traffic, but the measure
was thrown out. The Magistrate held
yesterday that he had the right to inter
i pret tho spirit rather than the letter of
: the law, and that the spirit was that the
Speedway was built for the people's
ine aerenaants produced a
from Commissioner Murray
Hulbert of the'Department of D'cks and
IVrrles o tho effect that they had been
making nr. Inspection of the water front
at his suggestion when served with the
grrg DOCTOR FOR ALIENATION.
Former Fire Captain Potter Aaka
9100,000 From Pasternak.
Leland D. Potter of 125 East Twenty
fourth street, retired captain of Hook
and Ladder No. 39, commenced suit In
the Supreme Court yesterday against Dr.
Israel K. J'n'ternak, alleging alienation
of the affections of his wife, Elizabeth
E. Potter. Potter asks $100,000 dam
ages. Ho says that Dr. Pasternak "ma
liciously enticed" his wife, sent love
notes to her and received letters of a
similar kind from her.
The Potters wero divorced once before
and remained apart for about seven
months. Thtjy were remarried on De
cember 19. 1912. and Potter rays they
"lived peacefully, happily and hamio-
mousiy" until lecently.
SAVE TWO AT FIRE
Soldiers Rush Into Burning
Building Near Theatre.
Private Louis Gaut, who plays the
model soldier In "Yip! Yip! Yaphank."
which the boys of Camp Upton are put
ting on In tho Lexington Theatre, lived
up to role yesterday and Incidentally
got his baptism of fire, although not
from enemy guns.
In the official Fire Department reports
ot yesterday another member of the
troupe. Sergeant li, Paul Stroud, also Is
cited. A three weeks old child and an
elderly woman probably owe their lives
tc the two soldiers.
A group of the "Yip! Tin! Yaphank"
boys were standing In front of the thea
tre yesterday afternoon when flames
were discovered Issuing from the win
dows of tho top floor of the five story
brick tenement at 235 East Flfty-flrst
street Simultaneously the alarm
sounded and Engine Company S, oppo
sltn the theatre, made for the scene.
The Upton boys, however, were Just
as quick, and Sergeant Btroud, drum
major and orchestra leader, ran Into
the burning building and made his way
to the top floor, where Mrs. Constantlne
Seyfreld and her Infant were cut oft by
smoke and flames and were signalling
from the window for assistance. The
sergeant carried the child down the fire
escape to safety.
At the same time Private Gaut came
upon Mrs. Bridget Freyne, 9, who was
partly overcome by smoke, and carried
her down three flights of stairs. James
Flattery, a civilian, of 323 East Fifty
second street, returned to the street with
Mrs. Seyfreld, collapsing on the pave
ment. Patrolman John J. Muller of the
East Flfty-flrst street station rescued
Gertrude, another daughter of Mrs. Sey
freld. 3 years old.
Baby Seyfreld was unharmed, but
Mrs. Seyfreld and Gertrude had burns
en the face and arms. Tho blaze was
confined to the four apartments on the
top floor and did about $5,000 damage.
WILL MERGE WIRE
' AND POST OFFICES
Survey Begins in New York
To-day for Consolidation
A survey of the New Tork facilities
of the two telegraph companies and the
postofflce for the purpose of ascertain
ing how and where they can be consoli
dated to advantage will be started to
day. It is In line with the promise of
tho Government, mada when the Post
master General assumed control of the
wire lines, to effect economies by uni
fication wherever possible.
Emphasis was laid at that time upon
the plan of coordinating the Western
Union and Postal Telegraph services
"so that they may be operated as a
national system with due regard to the
interests of the public and the owners
of the properties." It Is now eUdent
that the programme Includes coopera
tion by postofflces throughout the coun
try as well as by the telegraph com
panies. Postmaster Patten met representa
tives of the Postal and Western Union
managements In his ofnee yesterday
ifternoon. When the conversation
ended Mr. Patten said that the survey
to begin this morning would take a long
time several weeks at least. There
ire more than 200 branch telegraph
offices in the city, and no merging will
be done until tho situation in each dis
trict has been carefully studied. Al
though no details have been worked
out. It is safe to nay that in some dis
tricts not only tho two telegraph offices
but the branch postofflce will be com
bined in one establishment.
It is probable too that wherever feasi
ble the delivery of mall and telegrams
will be made by a single carrier. For
example, night letter telegrams may be
delivered by postal carriers and special
delivery letters by telegraph messengers.
It was pointed out that many hun
dreds of thes telegrams and letters are
now delivered each morning to offices
in any big business building. A tele
graph messenger arrives with his load
and a mall carrier with his. The busi
ness man doesn't care who brings the
letters and telegrams M long as they
rre brought. If one man delivered both
telegrams and letters the second car
rier would bo released for something
In all cities, by direction of Postman
ter-General Burleson, postmasters ar
consulting with representatives of tho
Megraph companies regarding the pro
posed economies. For the Western
Union the work Is supervised by Vice
President J. C. Willlver and for the
Postal company by Vice-President C. V.
Adams. Mr. Willlver raid yesterday he
could make no prediction as to what
changes would bo made.
"It will all depend upon the cost, and
the promotion of efficiency and con
servation of man power In each Individ
ual case," he said.
SATURDAY WILL BE HATLESS.
Xatlonul Authrni Uay Will Keep
Heads Bare In Twenty Cltlea.
All civilians may as well leave their
hats at home next Saturday.
The day will be observed In New
Tork and twenty other cities as national
anthem day and an effort will be made
then to teach the words of the national
anthem to every person who does not
already know them, according to plans
announced yesterday by Henry Mac
Donald, director of the Mayor's Commit
tpc on National Defence.
Probably to-day, or as soon as he can
tlnd time. Mayor Hylan will issue a
proclamation ordering the tpecial ob
servance of the day. The movement l
supported by ail the local patriotic
women's committees and 1,000 or more
singers will visit the theatres and be
fore the curtain goes up will lead the
singing of "The Star Spangled Banner"
while the words of Key'a song are
flashed on the screen. Copies of the
song will be distributed In all hotels and
restaurants, on street corners and in
surface, subway and elevated cars.
CONTRACTOR HELD AS BRIBER.
Maker of tthlrta for Army Accaaed
by Three V. S, Inapeetora.
Charged with bribing Government In
spectors to pass defective army shirts
George Usokln, 48, manager of Valeu
tine & Co., 60S Glenmore avenue, Brook
lyn, was held yesterday by United States
Commissioner McGoIdrlck In $5,000 ball
for examination September 17,
The Valentine firm has contracts ag
gregating $54,000 to supply shirts for
soldiers at 43 cents each, the Quarter
master's Department furnishing the ma
terial. Three Inspectors swore that the
defendant shoved a $10 bill In each of
their pockets without comment. Later
they alleged he explained that they
would be put on the weekly payroll If
they overlooked Inferior material.
The Army Intelligence Bureau In
structed the Inspector's to "encourage"
the defendant. They .asserted they' did
so until they got a dozen or more nav-
Iments ranging from $3 to $10. - Then
they took the man Into custody.
ARMY SENTENCE FOR
THIEF ANGERS BELL
Commander of Eastern Depart
ment Resents Action of
CONBOY ALSO A CRITIC
Pardon Promised Second Of
fender That He May Accept
Service Instead of Jail.
With the echo yet In the air of pro
tests from both the army and navy
against Judges making It optional for a
criminal to serve a sentence In prison or
an enlistment In the military forces
'Judge Rosalsky "rntenced" a twice con
victed man yesterday in General Sessions
Court to serve In the National Army.
When Informed of his action Major
Gen. J. Franklin Bell, commander of the
Eastern Department, and Martin Conboy,
director of tho draft of the city of New
York, both commented upon the cas as
It was thus read to them :
After being found guilty of grand
larceny for the second time, Alfred Ram
berg, aged 22 years, 433 East 120th
street, was told by Judge Rosalsky In
General Sessions Court yesterday that
he wsb destined for the army Instead of
prison, the ordinary course for convic
tion of crime.
"I am not going to send you to jail.
I am going to have you Inducted Into the
United States Army. When a man com
mits a crime during war time It is pretty
near treason," Judge Rosalsky began,
addressing the prisoner, who had pleaded
guilty to the larceny of silks valued at
$900 while on parole from Elmlra, where
he had been confined for a similar of
fence years previous.
Promise to Get a Pardon.
"There Is a crying need for man lower
Juit now." he continued.
"Will you flghtr
"Ye," the prisoner readily answered.
"Very well. then. I will get a pardon
from Gov. Whitman for your first of
fence. Are you physically fit?
"I'm sound as a dollar. Judge, your
Honor. And I registered while In El
mlra with local board 166," Rcniberg
Court Capt George H.iupt was In
structed by Judge Rosalsky to procure
the necessary' papers In the case for sub
mission to Gov. Whitman.
After the facts were related to him of
the opportuntty afforded a criminal to
choose between a prison sentence and
tho army Gen. Rell said he considered
that method of disposing of such a case
highly injudicious and inconsistent with
the policy and interest of the army and
of the nation.
"It is contrary to Uw In ordinary
tl, --s to enlist a criminal in the'afrmy,"
'.! Bell said. "The National Army Is
curiposed of the best of the nation and
! not a refuge for criminals. It seems
strange that In face of such repeated
protests from the Army and from the
War Department against the army being
looked upon as a convenient and appro
priate reformatory for criminate Judges
can still be found who propose to send
criminals into the army Instead of sen
tencing them to Just punishment In a
prison or penitentiary.
Wonders What Tarenta Think.
"I sometimes wonder what the thou
Kands upon thousands" of respectable
parents who have children in the army
must think of Judges who consider
rriminals fit associates for their sons,"
Mr. Conboy said:
"I regard rt as exceedingly unfortu
nate that any Judge either in New York
city "or elsewhere should regard the
Army of the United States as an alterna
tive Institution to a prison for the re
ception of men convicted of crime."
Repeatedly Magistrates anif Judges
have "sentenced" men convicted of crime
to either the navy or army for service.
The enlisted man resents having a crim
inal foisted upon him by the whim of a
Judge. The Murine Corps won't stand
for it. Several soldiers and sailors
stopped at random along Park Row last
night and asked uhat they thought of
wntenclng a criminal to the service, ex
pressed vehement opinions in forcible
language. The composite opinion after
being censored, the major part being
deleted, would read :
"That's a helluva deal to give us "
OUTING PLANNED FOR POLICE.
.Vine Day Camp Ilrajlnnlnar Kept. 16
to Celebrate Par Increase.
Plans for a nine day campflre outing
at the old Sheepsnead Bay race track, to
be participated In for one day by each
of the nine divisions of the New York
Police Department as a sort of celebra
tion of the recent Increase In pay granted
to patrolmen, were announced at head
quarters yesterday. The affair will be
In tha nature of a hdrt vacation. In
which the men will also familiarize
themselves with canvp life In case of an
emergency. A special committee com
posed of Inspectors John F. Dwyer, Cir
nel.us F. Cahalano and Thomas H. Mur
phy are arranging for army tents for the
use of the men.
The outing will begin September 16.
The expenses will ho $1 a man.
Commissioner Enrlght said yesterday
the men of the uniformed force had
been working hard lately and that he
had decided It give them an outing. Ar
rangements will be made to have the
Mayor deliver two addresses to the men.
Addresses also will be made by heads of
city departments and officers of the
army and navy. Commissioner Enrlght
(aid fvpry member of the uniformed
force, from the chief Inspector down, will
spend at least one day at the camp.
150 STARS IN ONE BLOCK.
F.aat Side Flair Will Show Two
A service flag containing 150 stars,
two of gold, will be unfurled on Thir
tieth street between First and Second
avenues, to-morrow night The gold
iitars are for John Collins and Edward
Maher, who were killed In action while
Fervlng with the 165th Infantry.
The speakers will be Alfred E. Smith,
Michael J. Cruise, Assemblyman Martin
McCue, Alderman William P. Kennelly,
Justice Cornelius Collins and Deputy
Sheriff Michael Kilbride, A block party
Series of Flrat Aid Lectures.
Dr. Royal S. Copeland, Commissioner
of Health, has arranged a series of lec
tures on first aid and similar topics for
employees of his department and the
public generally. Thu series will begin
to-morrow at 12:30 P. M. In Room 626,
Municipal Building,, with a lecture ron
"First Aid from the Fire Prevention En
glneer's Viewpoint," by Inspector James
O'Connell of the Bureau of Fire Pre-
jventlon. The Itcturc will l teialed at
the headquarters of the Department of
Health, 129 Centre street. The topics
September 18 and 20 will be "First Aid
In Resuscitation," hy Commodore Charles
U. Itaynor, United States Volunteer Ufa
I Raving Station.
LOAFERS BARRED IN
COLUMBIA WAR CAMP
Drones Will Be Sent Away
to the Cantonments.
Tho new military academy evolved
out of Columbia University Is going to
bo a War College In capital letters. The
powers that control It wish this under
stood from the start. Any one who
"flunks" or loafs on the Job will find
himself at tho end of tho course a pri
vate In the army Instead of an officer.
There have been so many Inquiries as
to the courses that the university has
Issued the following statement:
The, aim of the War Department in
organizing the Students Army Training.
Corps Is twofold: First, to give men
draft ago preliminary training which
may be followed by the spectflo tralniuc
for an officer; second, training In medi
cine, engineering and other technical
fields which ore of importance in the
national emergency. Students who are
admitted to the S. A. T. C. who show
proficiency In technical directions will
be retained to pursue their studies, pro
vided the needs of the service warrant It
Those who are qualified to become offi
cers will be sent to officers' training
camps. Those who show no proflctenc
In either direction will be sent to the
"At Columbia University all tho de
partments. Including law. Journalism anil
extension teaching, will be conducted el
multaneously with the S. A. T. C. work.
"Students who aro at tho present time
members of Columbia University or who
have satisfied Uie requirements for ad
mission will be given first chance of en
listing In the 8. A. T. C. Men who are
18 years old and whose preparation for
college would be completed hi the course
of another year may be enlisted in the
S. A. T. C. at Columbia provided they
are able to meet certain tests of Intelll
gence and of an educational character.
All applications should bo made in rer
ficn to the department of admlsJions."
CITY SCHOOLS OPEN
ON WAR TIME BASIS
Boys Will Bo Drilled and
Taught Subjects of 3IHI
The war, which colors everything In
life now. Is having Its effect on the pub
lic schools, which opened yesterday. A
certain amount of that military training
which in the days when hardly anybody
dreamed that our peace would ever bo
broken was so much opposed by the
great majority now is to be a part of
the curriculum In both elementary anil
high schools. All the boys must drill,
and the elt: lads will be tausht sub
jects of military value, such as chem
istry, sanitation, farming and calis
thenics. Americanization will be to the fore,
especially In the evening schools, which
are to take In great numbers of foreign
born workers, whom the law now com
pels to study the English language and
other subjects to turn them Into good
The' war bites Into the fim week of
school by taking the school bulldlnss of
the city all day Thursday for the local
draft boards. Three hundred and forty
eight schools will be emptied of children
and filled with the manhood of the coun
try registering for military service, and
the teachers of the city, men and women,
will help the draft boards.
A more serious efect fc felt In the
action of the War Industries Board in
holding up nearly $7,000,000 worth of
new construction that has been author
ized. This prevents the building of sev
enteen new elementary schools and the
making of additions to p-i-sent buildings
costing $2,000,000. There irs the prob
lem of providing for the !. 200.000 chil
dren who filled classrooms of public and
parochial schools yesterday Is acute, but
the members of the Board of Education,
while faintly hojr.lng for a reconsider
ation by Bernard Baruch and the board
of which he is chairman, are prepared to
take Washington's "no" cheerfully and
to work out their part of the part time
problem as best they can.
The registration figures announced
yesterday were 733,393 for the elemen
tary schools, 69,222 for the high schools.
1,013 for the training schools and 2.298
tor the vocational schools. Tho total.
S07.92S, Is less than last year's, which
was 823,441. but the comparison Is
hardly fair, because last year the fig
ures were not given out until school
had been In session several dajs and
all statistics had been carefully tabu
lated. This year, for the first time,
the figures were gathered by telephone
from the various schools and made pub
lic on the opening day The attendance
jeterday at the public schools was 6S4,
S.'iS. as against 745,339. It la estimated
that when things are fairly going the
pupils will Just about equal last year's
In number. Fig-ires from the parochial
schools wero onlv estimated, but were
put roughly at 400,000.
Older grade pupils have been attracted
by the high wages In shops and fac
tories, and In many cases cannot tear
themselves away from this easy money
even for an education. The teachers
will do all they can to dissuade pupils
who wish to withdraw from the registry
and keep at work, but when the pupil
Is of sufficient age hey can do nothing
more drastic, and this is one reason for
a falling off In tho normal Increase In
About twelve hundred and fifty of the
lads In high school are within the new
draft age, but It Is hoped that these
eighteen-year-olders will be permitted to
remain in school and take their military
instruction there. Probably 90 per cent,
of the male teachers will be compelled to
register In the diaft, hut Dr. William
L. Ettinger. superintendent of schools,
said ypsterday that It was hoped there
would not be a very big cut In the force.
There are only 4,000 male teachers, any
how, against more than 19,000 women.
As for tho part time problem, fifteen
new sittings have been provided. Of
course these sittings t.HI not take care
of all the overflow, but Dr. Ettlnger has
plans In his mind for ameliorating the
situation. He does not Intend to reveal
them, however, until they are ripe.
Maybe 40,000 of the public school pupils
will have to be on part time, but It Is
Impossible to tell until the registration
figures are complete.
2,862 OFF TO TRAINING CAMPS.
"I," Whistle Blasts Celebrate De
parture of East Side Dnnrh.
Prolonged blasts from the whistle of
an elevated train at Sauth Kerry yes
terday afternoon sounded like a riot call
for the police, but proved to be the
method selected by a former motorman
to celebrate the departure of himself and
a earful of comrades en route to a
(Southern training camp. The men were
on their way from the upper East Side
to the Cortlandt street ferry.
Drafted men to the number of 2,862
left this city yesterday for training
camps In the East and South. Local
demonstrations to celebrate the depar
ture of the men were held In various
lornlttlcs. City Magistrate John E. Mc
Oechan addressed the men of local board
6 at 1471 Wllllamfilirldge road and In
other Instances auxiliary committees of
women from various churches wero pres
ent to give tho ladt, a proper sendoff, in
eluding gifts of cigarettes and candy.
'ANGRY AND JOBLESS
''That's What Makes Us Dis
loyal," He Tells Marshal
When No Work Is Found.
WAS PERSON OF MEANS
Income Cut Off by War Had
Served Six Years in
Christian Sehroeder, a German Indi
vidual of leisure who thought It was the
duty of United States Marshal -Thomas
P. McCarthy to get htm a Job when war
cut off his Income from Getmany, wos
arrested yesterday1 by tho Marshal and
lodged In the Ludlow street Jail.
Sehroeder called on .the Marshal to
ice If that official had been successful In
getting him a Job. The Marshal had
not In angry disappointment Sehroeder,
turning to go, said, "It Is this kind of
treatment that makes us disloyal." This
made the Marshal angry In his turn and
he arrestf 1 Sehroedor.
Srhroed. . ""d hid wife, who came
from H'tnunj with him as a bride 1n
1911, lived at 573 West 193d street. He
was bon. ir -ograd In 1869. His
partnu were Uernina who returned to
their own toii itry two yearn after his
birth. SchroediT was well educated and
served In the German army elx years as
a First Lieutenant,
Too Good to Be True to V. 8,
He had an Income from an Inher
itance, the principal of which waa In
Gtrmany, and ho never worked In this
country. Interest payments were cut off
by the war and he haa been living on his
savings. Recently he reported to Mar
shal McCarthy that he was nearly ipen
nlless and had found It Impossible to get
work because he waa a German. The
Marshal promised to ceo what he could
Jo for him.
Sehroeder scrupulously compiled with
all of the enemy allien regulations. His
care In this respect has been so excep
tional "that an official said yestetday it
had caused him to be regarded with sus
picion. When examined at the Enemy
Allen Bureau he said that lie approved
of the sinking of the I.usltania and the
Invasion of Belgium. Ho waa asked why
he had not sought relief at an employ
ment bureau established to aid men of
his class and said he did not approve of
German-American who became un
hyphenated Americans when this coun
try entered the war.
As he wa being taken from the bu
reau to Jail Sehroeder said: "This Is
what I get for doing right by the United
Calla Code Piano Leaaona.
Joseph Wagner, 22, 20S East Fifty
first street, who was arrested Saturday
because he had an air rifle, was exam
ined at the Enemy Allen Bureau jester
dav by Perry M. Armstrong, chlefex
amlner. He was committed to the Lud
low street Jail to await investigation.
Wagner Is wild to have received a
folder every day containing .1 sheet of
paper with letters and symbols tTiat are
suspected of having code meanings. The
folder ho received the day of his arrest
had a hheet with the- cryptic letters
"I-P-L-O-V-E." There was nothing else
on the paper. Wagner explained the
messages by saying he was a pianist and
had been taking lessons by mall
Wagner's father Is In the jstrtan
army. He was born In Nuremberg. Ger
many, and came to the United Stites
in 1913. He worked for a Jewel; ,n
Maiden Lane as a polMier for $12 a
week. Notwithstanding his small Inconn
he was a stamp collector, and Is Bald to
have purchase! $49 worth of unusual
stamps In August. The Federal officers
have Instituted an Invc ligation to learn
If stamps may have Uvn used bv Wag
ner to transmit codo me.iges.
Wagner had a naval code book whicli
had been in the library of the I" S. S.
Mlnne-wta. In this book .1 list of Bra
zilian warships had been checked off. He
had a map of South America on which
instances had been noted.
3 TAKEN AS SILK THIEVES.
Dealer Who Paid 7I for Vli.BOO
Worth Also Arrested.
Detectives Ilroderick and Jforlarty
rounded up yesterday Henry MrKean of
2S9 Tenth avenue. William Wllkins of
506 West Twenty-ninth street and John
Kellehcr of 50 West Twenty-sixth street,
accused of being concerned In the recent
series of silk robberies on the lower
West Side. All three were charged with
Silk worth $2,500 was stolen Saturday
night from the Crystal Dve Company,
631 West Twenty-sixth street. This silk
waa recovered yesterday In the store of
Ulovano Honanslgna. 411 West Twenty
sixth etreet. On Information from Bo
nanslgna. who also was arrested charged
with re-elvlng stolen goods, tho three
were arrested. McKeon in emnlojcd as
a driver hy the dye company.
IJonansIgrn, the police say, admitted
buying the silk, saying he paid $70 for
NOTHING TOO GOOD FOR THEM.
SOO FlKhtera to Hear MrCormark
aa Guests of Glrla on Yacht Trip.
"I don't want to get well." may be
commingled with the voice of John Me
Oormack from the throats of 200 con
valescent marines and soldiers from bae
hospitals who will be entertained aboard
tho yacht Surf to-day in a sail up ul0
Sound, when McCormaok will Mng for
them and thirty-five girls of tho Woman's
Motor Corps will be hostesses.
And that's not all. These fighting
men who were wounded In France are
to be subjected to the horrors of motor
car rides In luxuriantly pillowed lim
ousines, they are to be maltreated with
refreshments, they are to be bored by
pretty girls waiting upon them. Really.
It Is so tlreslme to be a hero. One hardly
knows how one can stand It, the bother
nnd fuss, you know, they maUu over
HYLAN CHAUFFEUR IS ACCUSER
Stan lie C'harKea With Spcrdlnu la
On complaint of John G. Neun, chauf
feur for Mayor Hylan. supported by evi
dence from Grovcr Whalen, the Mayor's
secretary, Magistrate Cobb In the Traffic
Court yesterday fined Alfred Piza. 28. of
611 Forest avenue, The Bronx. $25 on a
I charge of speeding.
Neun testllh 1 that while he waa driv
ing Secretan len in the latter of
ficial's car lie chased Piza across tho
Queensboro Iiridge at ttm rate of twenty,
five miles an hour. Piza admitted the
charge and paid the fine.
Magistrate Cobb aUo handed out .1
$25 fine to William t'ourtenay, an actor
living at Hyebeuch avenue und Uojs
ton road. Courtenay wus iharged with
speeding on Lenox avenue last Filday
by Motorcycle Patrolman Dlrkey. in
reply to a iiuestlon from the court the
setor admttted he had been charged with
speeding bcfoie. Inn not within t.ie p.ist
The Sun Calendar
For eastern New York, fair to-day
except showers In extreme north por
tion: slightly warmer In south por
Hon; fair and cooler to-morrow; mod
erate shifting winds.
For New Jersey, fair to-djyj slirh
warmer In the Interior; fair and cooler ti
morrow; gentle (o moderate shifting t!ndi
For northern New England, fair U-'li)
Kxctvt probably ihotvers In extreme norHi
portion ; fair and cooler to-morrow, moi
unite ihiftlnfr winds.
For aouthern New England, fair to-a
fair and cooler to-morrow; moderate hl(
1'or western New Tork, partly cloudy to.
day; probably local ahowers In north am
west portions; fair to-morrow.
WASHWOTON, Bopt. 0. High preirir
Is general in. night eaat of the p.ocKy
Mountain! except over Ontario. The
principal crest overlies tha Dakota anrt
Minnesota, with a f.ill In temperature
ranging between M and 10 degrees belo
the seaaonal average In the Dakota;
Nebraika, eastern Colorado, Iowa, Mid.
nenola. Wliconaln and upper Mlchlg-ap
Over the remainder of the country tem
peratures have risen aa a rule, althouilt
still somewhat below the leahoru
average. There were light mine In th
Northwest States, northern Arizona, rolo
rado, Kansas, Nebraika. Iowa, Mlnncio:.,.
Wisconsin and Michigan. There were .in,
light rains Sunday nlcht In the Allan
Htntea and on Monday in eastern KlorMd
With the escepllon of shoners Tutisiav
In the lower lake region and the
Lawrence Valley and on Tuesdaj an
Wednesday In the Florida peninsula fair
weather will prevail Tuesday and WeJnes
day east of the Mississippi River 1
will be warmer Tuesday In the Interior
of the middle Atlantic and south Atlan
tic States and cooler In tho Ohio Valle
the lower lake and south tipper lake
region, tt will bo cooler Wedneday '
the Ohio Valley, Tennessee, New KnsUn.l
and the middle Atlantic States anj
wsrmer in the north upper lako region
LOCAL Wn.VTHER nECORDP
A. Jt. S P M
lUrom.lc- 3t. 1 7 Ui.H
Humidity 2 73
Wind direction N c1
Wind velocity 15 i
Weather Clear 01' Hr
Precipitation OJ None
The temperature In this city yest?rda
as recorded by the oMclal thermometer 1
shown in the annexed tabla;
A, 11.. 3 1 P. M.. 67 6 P, 31 . 71
A. II.. J( ! P. Jl.. 1 7 P. M
10A.M..IJ 3 P. 11.. J J S P. M.. :
11 A. II.. M i P. M.i 7t 3 P. t. H
12 11..,. 94 S P. M.. 73 10 P. M .
lilt. 1317. lltl. 1H17
A. M... 58 51 jr. M...73
1J II St 69 9 P. at... 4 O
S P.M... 89 HO 15 Mid.... S3 H
Highest temperature, 71, at S P. It.
Lowest temperature. 64, at 3 A. 11.
Average temperature, 4.
Observation yesterday by the United State
Weather Bureau stations showing atmoi
pherie conditions in the various cltlea:
inm.Low. wind. ltr. Bain.w me
Nt Louis .
. . Cloud;.
United States C ii and Geodetic Survey
Si j dard Time.
Sunrise S:ir Jl Sunsets... .' M V It
Afrtnn ft... A 1
HIGH WATEIt THIS DAV.
Sandy riook..H::t A M Gov Island.llill A if
Hell Gate .. l.U A M
LOW WATER -THIS DAV.
Sandy Hook, .":1s A 11 Gor Inland .5:i! A M
Hell Gate... . 7:31 A II
Note The foreioinj table has been 10:
rcclAl to conform lo the new "artiflctJl time.'
Ta'.lc on "Uniform Cost Accounting sr..
Cooperation In the Foundry." by lleMl.e
J. House, New Tnrk Hocleiy ot Account
ants and Bookkeepers, Hotel Imperial,
S:H P. If i
American Fisheries Association conven
tlon, Waldorf-Astoria, all day..
LAB0E EXAMINERS MEET.
niaensa Plana to Put Needed Work
er at Kaaentlal Tnsks.
Two hundred district examiner:- ,."
labor of the State of New York n it
the offices ot the United States EnVioy
ment Service, 230 Fifth avenue, yester
day to discuss -nays and means of -curing
a sufficient number of mm .n
women to produce ships", uniforms, n :
nltions, food and other necestanes 1
Tha Stato I,abor Ilureau, of w ,ch
Henry D. Sayer w.ia chairman.
taken over by the Government son 1 n.
ago and made a part of tho I n.ie t
States Employment Sen-icp. .Mr s.i. ..r
was appointed Federal Ht:it.- Iiiri..'o.
wnen the change took place. Tin. . o
ference precedes a big drive for laoor
for essential and productive Industries
Under the powers given it by the G..
ernment, tho United States Employme
.Service will be In a position to con
mandeer men or women from a itui .
facturer cmraired In nnn.M9,nim
Lit the manufacturer refuses to supp
rthe number of nrsi-in rann'ri.)
board will notify tho Fuel Adml. Istrat .r
and the plant will bo supplied .. ith 1.
more fuel or elcctrt.-' power. If, 011 t-.e
other hand, the men refuse to obey t..
summons their draft boards will be no'
fled and they will be Inducted Into !r
LEAK HALTS CHICAGO AIR MAII
Postman II liter Forced to Descend
at Lock Hnven, Pa.
The Chicago-'New York aerial mat.
route trip by Stax Miller was tcmporar.'
halted yesterday at Lock Haven. Pa , h
a leaking radiator in his machine, r
Is believed he will arrive at Bel wn
Park station this morning.
Miller left Chicago at 0:30 o,..-.
Monday morning. He passed Toled.
10:40, Cleveland at 2 P. M. 'and
; 'ended In Lock Haven at I :i0 o ci
where he communicated his trou.
the local postmaster, who wired 11
Hartung, superintendent of the It
Park station, that Miller would
his trip early this morning. . .
Haven Is about 200 miles west o f
Commuting his speed and dlstan. v
ler should arrlvo about 9 o'clock.
FIGHTS TO BE CITIZEN AGAIN.
Wuaterharth, Mx-Poatmaster of
Clifton, N. J Petitions Court.
A fight to regain his citizenship. In.
several mjuhs n u
day In the United States Uistmi
In Newark. N. J., by Frederick A. W -terbarth,
former postmaster ot i"l f
A petition was filed with Judgo Huiph
by Major Carl Lent, attorney fur ,
German American. It allegts that t
evidence submitted by tho court a' ' i
hearing in May was not sufficient '
show that Wusterbarth was of the .lit
state ot mind In when lie '
allegiance to the United States, as ii'
inc the .Hiring of last year, when ho v.
accused of makii 3 seditious utteran. e
and that, therefore, he did not twure
admKilon to citizenship bv fraud.
contention on which tho Judgment w
b.i'ed. Judgo llaiglit reserved il- i,
No Jur Iut5 for War Workers.
F.tnplu) metit In i.nlorle do!', wu
work is an ndcual' ieasu fur e mi.
Ins mm from Jun ln;. Judge Itui
phrev held In thu .eens Count, ('..
In Lone Islan 1 City yesterday On
Kt'ound lie ex'.used more than a ':
I tiit-o ,nd h.'til tti potf',il'e tile ... u c
the r r lilt un'H 1 ' iru t ie