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THE SUN, MONDAY, FEBRUARY- 10, 1919.
BUCKING THE TRUST
JAILS A STUTTERER
Polite Onii Jtaiiling Itptl Cross
Supply Depot liescnts Out
SO HE IS MADE VICTIM
Blanco Urothers, Stocking Up
Against TJoozeless Dnys,
Also Come to Grief.
Thin Is the tiny of great combinations
In business. It lias been remarked, so It
Is only to bo expected that such organi
zations, lawfully established In legiti
mate, affairs, should bo Imitated by some
cf our up to dntc crooks In their own lit
tle schemes for keeping commerce, and
the cons moving. Oeorgo Sklllen thought
he could bo Independent nnd compete
with one such aggregation of freeboot
ers, hut ho learned yesterday In Jeffer
son Market court that you can't buck
George, you see, wanted to piny a lone
hand It wns generally understood
among detectives who began to take an
Interest In him that George had been
reading lately nbout Thomas W. Iaw
son or the Lono Wolf or similar legen
dary characters. And when Mr. Sklllen
discovered that some of the laborers and
even a couple of bosses wero helping
themselves to comfort clothing for sol
diers from the Itcil Cross supply depot
nt RS7 Itroadway, where he worked,
CJeorge decided, as tho police came to
learn, that that fort of thing called for
Individual brllllanco rather than team
Threatened With Ostracism.
But the closed corporation which was
taking mufflers, sweaters nnd socks from
the depot felt that outside talent was not
needed. One of the bosses, who later
was revealed to be head of the clique,
told George he must Join their little set
or they would report him to Itobert
Asplnwall, general manager of the At
lantic division of tho lied Cross, be
iMes cutting him dead socially.
But George, despite the fact that ho
stutters like a machine gun, managed
to convey to them his defiant threat to
do a little reporting himself if they con
ducted any such trade boycott of his
operations. George considered they had
offered a reflection on his versatility,
slighting the capability of a man who
not only can' work till 6 o'clock every
lay as a porter, but then ran go on
again every night at 11 o'clock as a
watchman to see that the ferryboats at
the tfiot of Roosevelt street don't butfthe
supports of the Brooklyn Bridge out of
the Hast Ttlver.
Here, George cogitated bitterly, he'd
been holding down both these Jobs every
day In the week for several years, draw
ing forty-one beans n week for them
nnd working twenty hours out of the
twenty-four, and now nil this virtuosity
liad been overlooked by a bunch of low
llfes who had to hang together to put
nnjthlng over. So George went right on
us a free lance, tucking away under his
elothlng things that got In his way as
lie trundled packing cases about In his
A Victim of the Trust.
Then this unlawful combination In
restraint of pilfering, George himself
allows, dono him dirt. The superlntend
mt warned the higher officials of the
Ited Cross, who themselves had been
growing suspicious lately because arti
cles had been vanishing so miraculously
that In one big box. for Instance, only
three sweaters had been left out of COO
which seemed to the Hed Cross chiefs
to be too crude, to go unnoticed.
So they delegated a shipping clerk
to act as detective and after hiding
behind a parking case a couple of days
rgo ho rushed up to General Manager
Asplnwall with the news that he had
feen .Sklllen slip a r"ll of dry goods
under his coat, without any fdea. ap
parently, of using It for a chest protec
tor So the ckrk s.tld he had popped
out at him for the regular sleuthing
collar that comes at the end of the
chapter, but Sklllen, getting up speed
very fast, showed there, was no Im
pediment In his legs, whatever his speech
might be like. The clerk resigned as n
sprinting .sleuth after n couple oil blocks
Then two real detectives Itellly nnd
Morrissey of Doputy Police Coinmis
t loner Lahey's office were called In,
much to the amateur sleuth's chagrin.
On Saturday morning they went nround
to 8klllen's home nt 09 Madison street
and asked him ,as a favor, to let them
know If he had been stealing lately.
"N-n-n-n-n-" said George. "N-n-n-n-"
"lie means 'no " volunteered Mrs.
'Then why haven't you been back to
work during the last two days?" asked
Detective Itellly, Just to keep the con
"Wh-wh-wh " replied George In
dignantly. "Wh-wh-wh-wh " which
Ms wlf Interpreted to mean, "Why
should I go back when they accused me
Ilenrty for n Kent Winter.
After the detectives had passed tho
time of day pleasantly with them for
about three hours, during which Sklllen
managed to contribute a couple of re
marks, Detective Itellly told Mrs, Sklllen
riie would better produce the goods as
they must be stepping along soon. ' So
File led them Into the bedroom and there
on n shelf were rows of boxes, all neatly
j.arked with goods Illustrating what the
man on the Ithlne will wear. There were
fifty sweaters, worth JS apiece; seventy
pairs of woollen socks nnd twenty
mufflers all Indicating that Sklllen had
expected n much harder winter than ac
After he had confessed, the police
Fay, to General Manager Asplnwall, he
had the sitWf.ictlon of seeing tho iln
:ut out of business. Hut his reveln"
tlons were Insulllclent to Jail nny one
ana as Sklllen was jej away h
Jefferson Market court In default of
J?. 000 ball Magistrate Swcetser fixed
fir his examination the trust buster re
marked In exasperation:
. "''m J'TJ I'm I'm " which De
tective Itellly, who had picked up the
language by now. translated as, "I'm
locked up and the others ain't. They
got away with more than I did. Where's
the country going to nnhow?"
A Fllnir n the Whiskey Illnc.
Another monnpolv brought to light In
the court yebterday which had ery poor
results was the attempt of the Blanco
brothers to corner a large part of the
whiskey market. Joirh and Antonio
f-peak a mixture which Is rich In Span
Uh but ncedH more gas of an Kngllsh
type, et somehow the Intelligence bad
lenetrated under their hats that after
July 1 nbout the strongest thing they
tould get would bo Spanish onions.
So It happened that as I'atrolman
nrndt was keeping the grnrs from grow
ing on the pavement at Washington nnd
riarkson streets csterday' morning the
KlnncoK came Into ght hearing a bulg
Ing handbag, and bulging themselves as
though they might eal. out anywhere
at any minute. n0 , ,lmlr
A M.( and I'ntrolmnii liradt knew that
anybody a n ond nt that t,B will, a
heavily laden handbag and ,i apr,,r.
.nee of wearing burglar's tools fnr ,hrt.
front studs was ilahle , bo , 1
for n crook and arre te.i.
bo ratrolman urRut approached and
asked them what they meant by It nil.
"We got leetla whiskey," snld Antonio
Dlanco, smiling. "You wanta some?"
"How daro you offer an officer whl'
key while on post7" demnnded Patrol
man liradt hotly. "How dare you? Hut
open up tho bag nnd I'll tako a look
They opened It. and only I'atrolman
Hradt's Iron constitution kept hint from
fainting. From the satchel and from
various nooks about their persons be
extracted fifty-eight ipiart flasks of
whiskey enough, to get Patrolman
TJradt elected to Congress next Novem
ber, He gathered from the simultaneous
conversation of John nnd Antonio that
they were taking the rargo from a
Clyde Line steamship, on which they
worked, to their homo nt .174 West
Klevonth street; that, on the other
hand, they were taking It from their
home to the steamship, and that, on the
third hand, they weren't taking It any
where, hut were Just feeling happy In
As another of the canons of his craft.
Patrolman Bradt knew that any men
who had that amount of liquor outside
and not Inside ought to be arrested on
suspicion. So he took them to tho Jef
ferson Market Court, where Magistrate
Sweetser, for the purpose of fixing hall
on the charge of suspected burglary
against them, became Intereed In the
price of the whlskev shown In court.
"How much Is It worth?" asked the
Magistrate Innocently. "Two or three
dollars a bottle?"
"Well, the last I bought cost me
f 1.25." said Mark Alter, attorney for
the Illancos, giving expert testimony In
the matter. "And, your Honor, these
men didn't steal the whlskoy they were
Just laying It up for a rainy day a dry
spell, that Is after July 1."
"Hall at 11,000 each," said the Magis
trate, nnd the Blsncos got on the wagon
for the Jail.
REACHES 112 CITIES
General Walkout Ordered to
Enforce Demand for $1 a
Day Wage Raise.
The clamor of the building trades for
wage Increases which began several
days ago in New Tork city by a strike
of 8,000 carpenters was ordered ex
tended yesterday to 112 centres In all
parts of the country. The walkout to
day will halt building contracts total
ling more than J500,000,00ft and will nf
fect between 300,000 and 400,000 work
ers. It was estimated.
In making this announcement of the
strike, order William L. Hutcheson,
president of the United Ilrotherhood of
Carpenters and Joiners, said.
"All the contracts of the Building
Trades Kmployers Association will be
tied up by the strike movement which
has been started nil over tho United
States. The walkout of carpenters,
bricklayers and engineers will throw out
nil other trades. There Is no telling the
dimensions which the movement will as
sume. .It is directed solely against the
Building Trades Employers Association."
Mr. Hutcheson a own position In the
strike Is somewhat paradoxical because
of the fact that he Is an alternate chair
man of the United States War Labor
Hoard. In explaining his stand he said
that he felt perfectly Justified In calling
the strike, which Is In the main a de
mand for 1 a day Increase in wages.
The strikers have requested the War
Labor Board to act and are willing to
"The matter Is entirely up to the em
ployers association," said Mr Hutche
son. "It must be their moe to ask for
arbitration bccnu"e the War l.abor
Hoard cannot act unless both parties to
the strike nsk for mediation. Our re
quest was submitted at the time the
carpenters first went out In this city,
and It will stand."
The unionists are ready to block the
movo of contractors having charge of
Government work at a Brooklyn armv
bise, Second avenue nnd Fifty-ninth
street. Tho work being done there Is
on contracts totalling 145,000,000. The
employers announced Saturday that
they would bring In strikebreakers, and
yesterday the union lenders organised
600 discharged soldiers to act as pickets.
Efforts will be made to persuade work
men who appear not to enter the
Samuel H. Donnelly, secretary of the
Hulldlng Trades Kmployers Association,
said that work will be continued nt the
nrmy base to-day, nnd that he baa
1,000 men to take the place of the
Allied with the actual demands of the
strikers I" a deeply laid sentiment of op
position to the Kmployers Association
which haa outcropped at Intervals every
few years. In this city nlone the build
ing work under contract totals JS3.000.-
000. Contricts In Central States cities
and In the South will be affected, as well
as In Boston, Bridgeport, New Haven,
Waterbury and Hartford.
GOV. SMITH AT CHURCH HERE.
Also Call on Ills Mother nnd a
Friend Who Is HI.
Gov. Smith, with Mrs. Smith. Miss
Umlly and Alfred K Smith. Jr., at
tended mass In St. James's Church.
James street, yesterday. Afterward
uov. ami Mrs. Kmitn met a number of
their old Oliver street neighbors nnd In
the afternoon tho Governor went to call
on his mother In Brooklyn. During the
day Gov. Smith paid a visit to Thomas
tampoell, whose homo Is opposite the
Governor's In Oliver street and who
The Governor and his family returned
to Albany In the late afternoon In order
that the Hxocutlve might attend the
memorial services for Col. Itoosevelt In
the Assembly chambers last night.
FIRE BOATS FIGHT
BIG BRONX BLAZE
Muehlstein Rubber Plant in
Grip of Flames.
Four alarms were turned In earh this
morilug for a fire of unexplained origin
which appeared certain to destrov the
scrap rubber and tire manufacturing
plant of Henry .Muehlstein & Co., In
Third avenue and J 33d street. Th
Bronx. The 13Sd street side of the
building Is only 100 feet from tho Har
lem Hlver, from which three fire boats
pourea streams on tho flames.
Adjoining the Muehlstein plant Is the
big factory of the Hurlburt Motor Truck
Company, which the firemen made heroic
efforts to save. Although the fire was
rot under control nt 1 o'clock the llames
hail been kept awny from tho truck fac
tory, and Acting CJilef "Smoky" Joe
Martin snld he thought the Hurlburt
plant would be saved. On the dock of
the Hurlburt company, however, wero
more than a hundred barrels said by
the firemen to contain gasolene and
kerosene. Chief Martin ordered them
rolled Into the river.
A watchinan discovered the flame
eating their wny rapidly through the.
fourth floor of the five storv Muehi
Hteln coinpany'H building. He turned In
an alarm, out netore in first flienie.i
leaihcd the scene the flames had broken
through to the fifth floor and were leap
ing from the roof. Surface car and pe
destrian tralllc across the Harlem Hlver
by way of the. Third avenue bridge was
t it off. Most of the the apparatus I ,
the lower section of The Hronx and up.
ffr Harlem were called lo fli-m the
blaze Only the watchman was In the
bulldlui wkeu Uio fire started.
5,400 HEROES BACK;
WAR CROSSES MANY
Mnjor Esperanto and 500 Men
of 15th Xegro Kcginient Oct
DEEDS OF M1AVEHY TOLD
U'atriots From Harlem Black
licit, in Advance Guard Sent
to tho Ilhinc.
No scrapping Americans ever greeted
the Statue of Liberty with more fervor
than the 4,000 who arrived yesterday by
the superb French liner France nnd
whose khaki uniforms In most Instances
harmonized with their complexions and
that of the skyscraplng bronie girl.
More than 500 of them originally wero
recruited In this neighborhood nnd had
been members of the old Fifteenth New
York Infantry, and they were elated to
see again tho tower punctuated skyline
nnd gave vent to their feelings In the
ultra happy manner of tho Yankee negro
soldier. They come back with a record
that In some respects Is finer than that
of some of the crack white units recently
from French battlefields nnd they were
greeted by an extra steamboat, the Cor
rection, with 300 Harlem negro patriots,
personal friends of the Third Battalion
of the 369th. the present name of the
famous black regiment,
The Patrol, official greeting ship of
the Mayor's committee, also had repre
sentatives of the city's negro sMtlr.ens
aboard. Naturally the pent up steam
of the soldiers waa blown off chiefly In
the direction of the Correction. The
soldiers, not only the men of the Third
Battalion but hundreds of others of the
4,000 aboard, waved their trench helmets,
danced exultlngly In the way that only
men of their race can and sang every
thing from plantation melodies to rag
time, while the grceters on both vessels
cheered till they wore hoarse. There
is really no place liko home to the Amer
ican negro and he showed It when the
welcoming bands sent that tune over
Crossed the Ilrlvlnn Border.
Alt the negro troops In the France
wero In command pi Col. A. T. Roberts
of the Regular Army, who halls from
Springfield, III., and who had lots of
fine things to say about them. His own
command since July his been th" 370th
Regiment, which he brought bark com
plete, minus tho losses sustained in bat
tle. He said: "I have received high com
mendations on the fighting qualities of
my men and their general bearing. They
were actually over the Belgian border
when the armistice was signed. Of 123
officers of the 370th only three are white.
The record of the negro officers Is ex
cellent." The returning battalion of the old Fif
teenth Is under Major David A. I,. Ees
peranco' of Pelham Manor, whose wife.
Instructor of pathology at Cornell. ' a
niece of Chauncey Depew. He said he
could not find the right kind of words to
tell what he thinks of the 360th. 100 of
whom have received the Croix do Ouerro
and three tho Distinguished Service
Cross. He went Into the drive in the
Champngne sector In the latter part of
September with -0 officers and 700 men
and came out with 7 officers and ISO
men. xne nattniim was relieved on
ucioner , ann went nacu or the lines
five days for rest and to receive replace-
ments. Later thev onerated with the
French In the Vo'ges and went forward 1
after the armistice as the advance guard
to tho Rhine, reaching the river on No
vember 18 with the first regiment to get
Major Lorlllard Spencer, fotmer com
mander of the battalion, who was
wounded badly and sent home, wns nt
the pier on crufhes to greet his old
command, and they made the welkin
vibrate when they saw him. Ma lor
Ksperanc.e spoke glowlngb of Major
.Spenor's gallantry and consideration fnr
his men. He praised the 36?th as a
whole, taylng It had the distinction of
never hating lost a prisoner In all the
191 days It was In action The regi
ment In the September offensive cap
tured four 77s, 150 machine guns and
Major Ilsperance Is entitled to wear
the decoration of the Legion of Honor
and tho Croix rie Guerre with one palm.
He led his battllon In the September
offensive, broke through the enemv, cap
turing guns and prisoners. The French
General Le Hour said the Major had
proven an Inspiration to his troops, but
the Major says It is the other way
nround. Five officers of the old Fif
teenth came back with the Major, all
wearing tho Croix de Guerre: Capts.
John R. Outwater. Cummerford. Mc
laughlin. L. K. Shaw and Ildwnrd A.
Walter and Lieut. W. R. Lockhart.
Private Elmer McOowIn of 66! Lenox
avenue wears the Distinguished Service
Cross for gallantry In liaison duty In the
Champagne district and rescuing
wounded from No Man's I.and. He car
ried me.ages under deadly, fire. He was
not sent out to bring in tho wounded,
but went of his own accord. His uni
form wns ripped and he was gassed when
a bullet tore his mask.
Rescued Comrades l'nilrr Fire.
Corporal Timer Krl. Mlddletown. N.
V., was with a platoon of fifty-eight men
fighting a rear guard action. All except
eight wero killed or disabled nnd the
Corporal ventured several times on hands
and knees Into the open and got about
a dozen of his comrades to safety That
Is why they rfave him the Distinguished
The armored cruiser Norlh Carolina
berthed yesterday at Hoboken after a
stormv trip from Hrcst with new nnd
old tales of the war, spun by a p irt of
1.400 officers and men of the land and
nlr forces of the arm, the in.irinrs and
the navy. The Twelfth Hattallon of the
Twentieth Hnglneers, mostly from the
1'aclflc coast, told how they built a
bridge In the Vosges section nlno times
and were cited In general orders for it.
Capt. William A. Duckhani of the
Fifth Marines, who returned with a de
tachment of wounded, retold the story
of his regiment. He wears the Crolv d
Guerre and stripes for wounds rerelxed
at Solssons, Sergeant William K.
Mitchell of the Second Hattallon of the
Fifth Marines, Sergeant W. C. Hlllman
and Sergeant O. Collopy wear the Croix
de Guerre for heroism. r,llnr, liui
been lecnmmendcd for the Distinguished
Service cross and the American Medal
of Honor for capturing a strong ma
chine gun nest.
RIJNDAM BRINGS 3,000.
Three. Soldier Die at Inflnenin,
One Heine tr Yorker.
NuwroBT Nnws, Va., Feb. 9. The
transport Rllndam ai rived here tn.dsv
wnn j.uuu troops, nurses and clvlllsns
from overseas. No complete organlr.a-
, tlon of roldlcrs w as aboard, all of the
fighting men being listed as casuals or
, lck and wounded,
I The Illjndom left St. Niu.alrc January
1 26, and during the vovagn three privates
'died of Influenza. They were Joseph
Thompson. Henderson. Va. ; Georgo F.
Rogers. Chicago, and Nicholas Mlnuell
of New Yolk i city i
Most of the troops are from Vlr-
Troopships Due To-day
!A DEGLI ABRUZZI from
Marseilles. January 28. with
forty-nlno officers and 1,372
men of the Coast Artilley Corps
nnd one officer nnd fifty-five
men of the 164th Field Hospital.
U. S. Cruiser Charleston from
Brest, January 31, with thirty
four officers and 1,196 men of
the Fiftieth Regiment Coast Ar
tillery Corps, Rcfrular Army;
thirteen casu.nl officers of the Air
Service nnd seven other casual
Peerless from Bordeaux, Jnnu
ary 26, with Casunl Company No.
24, of two officers nnd 144 men
from California, seven casual of
ficers of the Air Service nnd one
officer nnd 3 men of the Medical
Ancon from Marseilles, Janu
ary 29, with six casual officers of
Santa Barbara from St. Nn
zairc, January 27, with two cas
ual officers of the Medical Corps.
J. BARLEYCORN TO
GET BRIEF RESPITE
Superintendent Anderson Snys
Caches Will Not He Inter
A bill to provide ways and means for
the enforcement of prohibition In the
Btatc after July 1 will bo introduced In
tho Legislature to-day by Senator
George F. Thompson of Niagara county
and Assemblyman Walter S. McNab of
The bill was drawn with tho assist
ance of officials of the Anti-Saloon
League and the united prohibition
forces, and persons who are familiar
with Its provisions say it leaves nothlnr
to be desired by the most ardent advo
cate of bone dryness, and that even
legislators of States below the Mason
and Dixon line might get valuable point
ers from It for the control of the traffic.
In a statement Issued yesterday Will
iam It. Anderson, superintendent of
the Anti-Saloon League, said the or
ganisation will leave to the tender mercy
of the Legislature all the freak and
obnoxious enforcement bills calculate!
to make prohibition odious and to chal
lenge the good faith of the nntK
In advance of the full text of the bill
which will make even the possession of a.
little bottled cheer on the family side
board a breach of the law there np
pears Just one small and short consola
tion for those who have tho habit. It
Isn't going to bo necessary to make a
flower vase out of the cocktail shaker
right bang off on July 1.
Slluht liny of Hope.
Mr. Anderson Is going to be a little
lenient and allow- a "reasonable amount"
of Ingredients to adorn the family ma
hogany or repoe In the Ice box. Hut
Just how long that will last will depend
upon the Individual possesor. and when
whatever he Is caught with on hand on
July 1 Is drunk, given away or split,
that's the end.
That's tho end. Mr. Anderson says
not another swallow, and the cocktail
shaker can be scrapped nnd all those
cute little glasses turned ocr to friend
wife for Jelly moulds or some other
equally Innocent use Here Is what Mr.
" r"" '" "'ru
lle Anti-Saloon League will not and
Presumably the Commissioner of Excise.
whom the league proposes to make r
sponsible for enforcement, will not un
dertake to disturb such small amounts
of lbjuor as individuals may have fnr
prlvatfl consumption, so long x they do
not violate the i-p!rlt of the law.
The Major Inane.
"When the manufacture Is cut off such
persons will not be ablo to replenish
their stock, and the possession of a few
quarts of liquor by an Individual Is of
no consequence compared with the sys
tematic seduction of the youth, to train
the;u to take she place of the topers
that die off. with the commercialised pi.
ploltatlon of the public for gain nnd
with the oprn drinking place as a publ'c
nuisance, nil of which are the things
that the American people Intended to
destroy In the adoption of the amend
ment. After these major issues are dls.
posed of the smaller matters. If they
remain, will have due attention."
The prohibition enforcment bill to be
Introduced to-day follows closely the
suggestion of the Antl-Saloon League.
It does not undertake to fix any per
centage of alcoholic content and places
no limit upon the amount of alcohol that
may be used for lawful purposes.
Superintendent Anderson has de
clared that his organlratlon will decline
to consent, however, to anv percentage
no matter how low, of alcohol for un
lawful purposes. No legitimate busi
ness, ho says, will be Interfered with,
although any business that turns out a
product that can readily be used or
adapteil as a substitute for alcohol must
adjust Itself to meet the requirements of
REDEEM THE GREEKS, IS PLEA.
-N. V. Clnsstrnl Clnli Sends nn Ap.
Ileal to Wilson.
The New York Classical Club for
warded to 1'iesldent Wilson yesterdav
the text of resolutions adopted nt a
meeting In Columbia L'nlvenltv Satur
day, in which consideration is asked for
the national claims of the "unredeemel
Greeks of Hulgarla and the Turkish I'm
plro" In llm great fettlement of world
Tho club meeting had primarily to do
with the plain of the classics In modern
education. Addresses weie made by
President Arthur S Somers of tho Hoard
of education. President Mciiiffert of
I'nlon Theoks;iral .Seminary. Prof.
Adolphe Colin of Columbia and 1'iof.
Carroll N. Hrown of City College.
It was the wnse of th resolutions
that American support be given "to the
appeal of tho .1.000.000 of unredeemed
Greeks who to-day are looking to
America as their liberator." Copies of
the resolutions also were forwarded to
the Senate, to tho House, to Premier
Venlrelos of Greece and to the news
papers. KILLS W. S. S. TALKERAND SELF
Com,l," I,n,r ,v,,r f John Hop
kin llnd llt-soiiKht Mnrrlnirr.
Mrs. Mathew Jones, wi,0 keeps a
boarding houso at 33 Jones street, Jersey
City, was awakened nt fi A. M. ye,terday
by two .hota In a room occupied by John
Hopkins, a war worker, and his common
law wife, Alice Hopkins, Policemen
broke In the door and found Hopkins
lifeless in a chair and the woman dead
In ixnl, Apvarently tlm woman shot
Hopkins while ho was leading a news.
paper ana men enuea her own life with
the sanio reolver. Hopkins was a
Two motives arc suggested. Since she
went lo live with Hopkins eleven years
ago she hail continually besought him
to marry her, according to her sister
Mrs. S. H. Ormsby of .1 Midland avenue'
Montclalr, N. J The police learned that
Hopkins while making "Four Mlnuto"
ech's lii the War Savings stamp
campaign became acquainted with a lied
itrosa nunc, ,
WAIF IS IDENTIFIED;
Arrest of Parents Hcvcnls Dis-
nppenrnnee of Another Son
Without, n Trace.
CASK UROWS MYSTERIOUS
Haulers Tell Contradictory
Stories of Abandoning
Children in Street.
The mystery of the Identity of the
three-year-old child who was found
crouching In a doorway at Hroadway and
Fulton street Thursday at midnight was
cleared up yesterday when Mr, nnd Mrs.
Frederick Hanley of 707 Houlevard, Ha
yonne, admitted Uhat he was their son
Harry. Mrs. Hanley, the lad's step
mother, confessed, nccordlng to the po
lice, that sho had abandoned the child
at Broadway nnd Maiden lane Thursday
While Mrs. Hanley was making this
statement In one room at the Ilayonne
police headquarters, her husband. In an
other, was providing a new mystery by
confessing that on January 25 he him
self abandoned Harry's six-year-old
brother, Claude, near the Cortlandt street
ferry In this city.
An Investigation was begun at once
by V, T. I'lsarra, assistant superinten
ds of the Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Children, 257 Fourth avenue,
this city, to asrertaln what had become
of Claude. During the day a descrip
tion of the boy was sent to every Insti
tution In New York whero the child
might have been taken, but no trace of
him could bo found. Nor had tho find
ing of such a child been reported to the
police. The latter took especial Interest
In tho case In view of the fact that the
ounger child bore marks of having been
Inquiries Prnre Prattles.
"Inquiries at all the public Institutions
have proved fruitless," said Mr. PIsarrft
last night "It would seem that the only
explanation Is that when some one found
the child two weeks ago ho or she took
him to his or her home and did not
notify the authorities. That doesn't seem
likely, I know, but It seims to be the only
explanation. That Is," h added, "If the
boy Is still alive."
The Information which led to the ar
rest of the Hanly couple and their dis
tention was furnished by n woman
neighbor In Hayonne. She had noted
the disappearance of the boys and, ac
cording to her story, had questioned
Mrs. Hanley. The latter Is said to have
told her that they had been placed In
an Institution In New York. loiter she
aw the picture of the three-year-old
foundling In a New York newspaper and
recognized It as that of one of the Han
ley children. Saturday night she tele
phoned the Information to Superintendent
As a reBult the superintendent went to
Hayonne yesterday morning and. accom
panied by John J. Rlgney, captain of
detectives in the Hayonne poll-e depart
ment, visited the two room flat of (he
Hanleys on the third floor of the three
story house at 707 Houlevard. It was
nearly noon when they called, but the
Hanles were still In bed.
Hanley, who Is about 37, told his call
ers that his sons had been placed In the
care of "a man named John Smith" In
Ivanhoe, Va,, a village whence the
Hanles had come to New York last
autumn. His wife, who raid she had
been married to Hanley In Ivanhoe In
September. 1917, after he had divorced
the mother of the two children, corrobo
rated thUi story, adding some circum
stantial details regarding "Mr. Smltii.
Held on Abandonment Chsrgr.
Later, after they had been eflcorted to
the police station, by Capt. Rlgney. the
couple revised the story', admitting the
abandonment of the children. They were
held on charges of assault and abandon
ment. Hanley told the police that he worked
for nn oil company In Hayonne and
made J25 a week. He said that ho and
hl.s wife cnneludej to abandon the chil
dren "because It cost so much to feed
them" ar.d because ne.ther of the chil
dren "seemed to tako to" their step,
mother Hanley admitted having beaten
the younger child with a rar.or strop on
February 6. the day before he was aban
doned in New- York.
Harry, a bright, friendly, red headed
youngster, verified the statement that he
didn't "take to" his Mepmother when he
was Interviewed at the Children's So
ciety cfllce yesterday afternoon. At the
time he was crawling about, secmlngly
In Imminent peril of life nnd limb, on
top of the desks In Superintendent I'l
sarra's office, pausing only to exhibit
proudly, at Mr. Plsarra's request, a
small back literally furrowed with cruel
His blackened eye. though, was better,
and Harry was supremely happy in the
possesion of a couple of nickels a pair of
tight listed reporters had given him.
The smiles vanished for a few momenta,
however, when Mr. PIsarra asked him If
he wanted to go home "to papa and
Hoy Snjm lie Wnm Ileutrn,
it Is a linguistic peculiarity of Harrv's
that he never pronouncoa the first letter
of any word.
"O.a eat e." ho shuddered. This. a.-,
cording to Mr. Plsarra's translation
means, "No, they beat me."
The boy's parents will be arraigned
Wednesday morning before Recorder
Cain In Hayonne, but pending the dis
covery of the fate of little Claude It Iisb
not been determined whether they will
be prosecuted there or In this city. '
ine Hayonne police said nestetday
that there remained many points to bo
cleared up In the story of the Hanleys.
Their answers to Inquiries regarding
their marriage and Ilanley's previous
marriage and dlvoico were very vague
and unsatisfactory, according to the po
lice, nnd will be fully Investigated. Nor,
of course, are they satisfied with Han
ley's story regarding the abandonment
of Claude "on a corner evernl blocks
from the Cortlandt street ferry "
The following description of the boy's
dress was sent out yesterday: Gray
sweater, blue trousers, hrown coat, blue
and white cap, black buttoned shoes and
black stockings. He Is 6 years old and
has reddish hair.
HAVE HAD ENOUGH WAR ZONE.
llrondirny Mrrt-Unnt Want No
Ypre Sqnnrr un Trench Sites.
The torn up and generally wrecked ap.
pearance of Greeley Square for tho past
four years or morn since tho subway
cnnstuctlou has been under way has
got on tho nerves of the members of
the Hioadwuy Association to the extent
thst a delegation will appear at the
next meeting of the Alderni.inlc Commit
tee on Public Thoroughfares to pro
test against the proposed change In
name from Greeley Square to Vprea
Announcement of the Hroadway As
soclatlon's Intention conveyed tho In
formation that Its members believed that
Greeley Squaro had been, up to a short
fine ago, a fair sample of what had
happened In the war none, and persons
doing business In the locality say they
mini tnr.t I. " '
SILK STRIKE NEAR
END IN PATERSON
Indications Toint to Return of
211,000 Workers Next
Q EIGHT HOUR DAY T.ASIS
Commit tecs Ooinp: to Wash
ington for Conferences With
There was general relief In Paterson.
N. J., last night over Indications tint the
28,000 ellk milt workers In tho Silk City
will return to work, possibly a week
Tho conferer.cn committee of the
United Textile Workers, representing
8,000 organized hands, decided yester
day that tho sVlkers shall go back to
their Jobs on a temporary basis of eight
hours a day and five working days a
week pending a settlement of the con
troversy by the War Labor Hoard.
This action was taken in pursuanco
of an agreement by the manufacturers
on Saturday to leave the matter of work
ing hours to tho workeis until tho ques
tions at Issue aro determined by the
The War Labor Hoard now will de
cide whether there will be a fifty hour
week as demanded hy tho manufac
turers, or a forty-oven hour week jls de
manded by the workers. The strike
must bo declared off, at least for the
tltno being, before the questions In dis
pute will be adjudicated.
A committee of three representing
the textile workers and n committee
of three representing the manufacturers
will leave Paterson to-night for Wash
ington. The delegates will place the case
before the War Labor Hoanl to-morrow.
Wednesday Is Llncoln'a Ilirthday, a holi
day. It Is not believed the manufac
turers would care about opening their
mills Just for Thursday and Friday, as
the temporary arrangement does not
call for work on Saturday. Therefore.
It Is reasoned in Patereon that the mills
will open up temporarily, pending a final
settlement, on Monday.
The conference committee of the United
Textile Workers appointed yesterday Its
Washington committee. It consists of
IiOtiis Magnat. Hroad Silk Workers:
James fitarr. Horlrontal Warpers Asso
ciation, and Thomas W. .Morgan, loom
Fixers and Twisters Association.
The manufacturers had not announced
their commlttie. up to a late hour..
The forty hour a week proposition Is
Interpreted by many silk workers In
Paterson as nn attempt to freeze out
the I. W. W. element of the strikers,
now clamoring for n, forty-four hour
The radirnl night Hour Workdav
Conference, the remains of the old W. I.
I. V. of Detroit, which fought Haywood,
leader t th I. W. W and his bunch,
has announced that If the 'strikers re
turn to work on the forty-seven hour a
week basis the conference will seo to It
that the mills are picketed.
Chief of Police Tracey said yesterday
that If any out of town I. W. W. dare to
Invade Paterson they will be shooed out
of the city
LAWRENCE VOTES TO STAY OUT
Striker Say Help I Coming From
All Over Conntry.
LAWRrs-cc. Mass., Feb. 9. At vari
ous nationality meetings of the strik
ing textile workers to-day It was voted
to stick to the demand for a forty-eight-hour
week with fifty-four hours' pay
I. Kaplan, secretary of the general
strike committee, predicted that the de
mand would soon be granted. Ho said
funds In support of the strike were
coming In from all sections of the
country. He announced also that
picket lines would bo reinforced about
all the mills to-morrow
TAKEN TO BELLEVUE
Guest of Ritz-Carlton Prod
igal With Money.
Soldiers who chanced to drift Into
Madison avenue, Jut north of tho Rltz
Carlton Hotel. Saturday night, had
visions of an overgenerous paymaster, or
an oorenthualnstlc welcome home, when
on after another they were stopped n
their rambles by a Mndly spoken man
who slapped them on the back, told them
It certainly was a good Job thev done
over In Frnnce and then slipped any
thing from a 5 to a J20 bill Into their
hands. Sometimes tho uniform was
that of a Rltz bellhop, or maybe a
porter, or a burface car conductor on
Ills way to work. The stranger didn't
seom to mind It was the uniform that
counted and thev all looked allko to htm.
Rumors of the walking guld mine
reached Policeman Grcenberg of the
Hast Fifty-first street station late Sat
urday irlght. lint, being a good (.op.
Grcenberg smiled wisely nnd went on
patrolling his beat. His evperb-nce of
years on the rtrect.s of New York hadn't
produced stningiirs with J20 bills for
men In uniforms.
Again law night stories of the man
wltli the money floated about ami then
suddenly a call was received nt the po
llco station from the Rltz-Carlton re.
questing a policeman In a burn. Ser
geant Robinson went them and was
ushered up to the room of James Ken
dall, registered as from Texas, nnd
whuse wife the police said asked for
aid. Robinson said a bottle (lew past
his head as lie entered Kendall's room,
but It tiiUsed the op ami he got hold
of Kendall Policeman Grornberg
helped subdttn the man and ho was
taken to Hellenic Hospital for obser
vation ius to ids sanity.
Tim police said they saw In Mr. Ken
dall'a room at the lUtz a photograph
showing Mr. and Mrs. standing beside
President unil Mr. Wilson, but no one
knew when or where the photograph was
taken. They said they had been told nt
the hotel that Mr. Kendall was a promi
nent banker In Texas and that ho had
helped greatly In rolling up a record for
his State In the last Liberty loan. They
said he had been accoiiimnled by a Co'l
Woolworth of Texas, on Satuiday night
but no one at the hotel would nilniir
knowing who Co! Woolworth might be
In addition to the rooms at the lilt.
Mr. Kendnll also hid suites nt the new
Pennsylvania Hotel and at the Hotel
Lorraine In Fifth avenue. Altogether
the pollen snld they were (old, Kendali
got rid of J7.0O0 to men In uniform yes
terday and Saturday night.
To Give lienrnt for Camp Upton.
A benefit performance will be given
at the Century Theatre a week from
next Sunday night, tho proceeds of
which will be used to provide athletic
diversion nt Camp Upton during the
period of demobilization. About twenty
well known stage favorites have volun
teered their service. For many months
yet Camp Upton will be used as n
mustering out place for soldiers comln
home from overscan, nnd with the ap"
proach of spring the men who were In
the fighting line will have plenty o
opportunity to use athletic equipment.
MAYOR HURLS FINAL
BROADSIDE AT P. S. C.
Leaves Letter Objecting to
Before leaving for Palm Heach on
Saturday to observe further the habits
of the toads and Jellyfish, Mayor Hylan
took a parting fling at the Public Ser
Htzzoner left a letter for Corporation
Counsel William P. Hurr Instructing
that official to oppose to the limit of
bin ability the proposed memcr of the
Kdisori Electric Illuminating Company
and tho Kings County Flectrlc Light
and Power Company and the accom
panying proposed Issue of J 100,000,000
The Public Service Commission E
permission for the merger, the new com
pany to be known as tho Brooklyn Edi
son Company, nnd In the order Incor
porated a clause to Uie effect that the
merger should not be deemed to vali
date any franchise rights of the com
panies otherwise Invalid.
This, the Mayor says, will not do. Ho
contends the companies were organized
as manufacturing concerns, that they
never had the power of eminent domain
and have no authority from the State
or city for the use of the streets.
"It will be a good thing for the city."
the Mayor wrote In reference to the
Public Service Commission, "when th
commission Is fully and completely re
organized. It has been n stench In the
nostrils of all decent people. It doea
nothing for the people. It accomplishes
nothing except those things which are
desires by the corporations over
which It w-aa Intended that this commis
sion should have control.
"These companies were organized aa
manufacturing companies. They were
noer given the power of eminent do
main. They have no authority from the
State or city for the use of the streets,
and how a Public Service Commission,
under the'se circumstances, can permit
their merger for the purpose of floating
additional millions of bonds with the
Investing public surpasses my compre
hension." MANY ALDERMEN
Mediocrity Shines Among
Members of Roard, Says
Citizens Union Report.
The Tammany dominated Hoard of
Aldermen and Its actlvties during 1918
are made the subject of a report that Is
anything but complimentary to the acu
men or conscientiousness of Its members
generally bj the Citizens Union the
organization described by Mayor Hylan
last week as "the biggest bunch of
fakers In town,"
In a survey of the 541 approved
measurtw passed by the bonrd during
tho year the Citizens Union finds that
the great majority were of a routine or
mandatory nature and that only four ar
of such nature to arouse the Interest
of the averag3 citizen. These, were the
measure repealing the provision adopted
by the last administration placing upon
the abutting property owner, rather than
the city, the duty and cost of keeping
sidewalks In repair; a companion ordi
nance reenactlng the preexisting section:
the ordinance licensing theatre ticket
agencies and regulating prices of thea
tre tickets not sold In the box office and
the ordinance prohibiting the exhibition
of the red flag at public meetings.
Of the entire board the Cltlz?ns Union
finds that onlv fifteen, or at the utmost
twenty, are of a typo to which the aver
age man would entrust an ordinary busi
ness transaction. There ore man, the
report says, who are downright ignorant
and with few exceptions the rest are
of mediocre ability or have neither the
capacity nor the desire to tackle their
The Citizens Union raises the question
again of the possible desirability of
abolishing the board altogether. After
classifying the legislative measures
pased by the board and reviewing the
provisions of the four measures which It
finds contain nt least a germ of public
Interest the report deals with the per
sonnel of the board in this fashion:
"As a group the Socialists are nbove
the aerage. Assisted by their Alder
tnatile Bureau of Research, which they
maintain at their own expense, they ere
enabled when offering a proposed ordi
nance to present to the board a com
plete survey of tho subject. The form
of their ordinances und resolutions Is
In conclusion the report said-
'To nllow the existing situation to
continue Indefinitely as It Is Is simply
ridiculous. Any one who Is familiar with
the detailed workings of the board will
admit that. The time must surely come
when we shall be forced to thresh out
the question thoroughly nnd to determine
finally either to transfer the board's
powers ond abolish It entirely or to
Increase Ita powers and make 'it truly
the representative legislative bodv of a
HOLDUPS ON SUBWAY AND "L."
Robber. Also Invade n .nioon on
Thiee men entered :i saloon at ;,00
West 136th street late Saturda night
arid staged a dramatic holdup, forcing all
the men present Into a tear room at re
volver point. One of them robbed the till
of 170. They made off in an automo
bile, ivfter firing two shots to frighten
jiu-.-niJie pursuers, ,
Hamuel E:entcln, a munitions worker '
was sitting on a benrh on the uptown!
platform of the Rroadmnv subway at I
Thirty-fourth street eariy trtenla
when two Btranaers sat down beside'
him A third stood up The men on I
each side rifled bis pockets, obtaining I
C0O. and when he he?an yeuig for
help the man In front hit him with a
blackjack. Miss Catherine I.a Rue the'
ucari agent, notiiieu Hie police, but the
men had escaved. L'lsensteln lives at 9S
Anna Schlaefer, a ticket agent at the
Barclay street station on the Ninth ave
nue elevated, wa faced with a revolver
early yesterda. The holdup man got
M S5 lit nickels and dimes, stuffed the
coins In his pocket and fled.
McAllister sisters leave.
Salvation Army Girls nn Way .,
Doughboy In France.
The doughboys In Frame w.ll won
be connected again with the prize dough
nuts of America, for the M.AIIlMer
Bisters of Portland and the Salvation
Army are on their wa across the At
lantic. They came here six weeks ago
on furlough and have been commanding
groups of their nrmy assigned lo help
welcome the returning soldiers
With Capt. Alice nnd Licit. Violet Is
Adjt. Helen Fun lance, also pioffe,it
In the art of doiighnuttliig. and Hie ir:,i
will assist the clnf of tv ti.,.. ,.!,! i:ni
is taking them actus io make lit,,
Another troopship, bound cast i iipes
eighteen Salvation Armv Wuiken touiftl
for FTUUCtlit the einiest "allied sill,
lion of Raymond II Fonll.'.. who urge
Commander Booth to .send over imt'i i,
France and (Jcrmany it.s inuij t-,
woikers as (.he run gst to help (he
American Army feel more at home.
MILE RADIO PHONE
Dr. Lee Do Forest. Says Now in.
vention Will Re in o
AX AMERICAN' CREATION
Credit Given to Dr. Alexander
son for Marvel in Klcctrionl
It will be possible during 1913 for ti
human voice, spoken Into a transmitter
of a radio telephone, say in New Jersey
to be heard 12,000 miles away, or nearly
half way round the world, nccordtr.g ti
the prediction of Dr. Lee de Forest, made
public yesterday by the De Forest Lab
oratories nt High Bridge. This fi'
would extend the present wireless tele
phone distance by 6,000 milts at ore
Dr. de Forest l the Inventor of the
three electrode, vacuum tube, otherwise
known as the audton. the principal agent
which since the first wireless work b
Marconi has made possible the distant
telephone line and also through Hertt!in
"It may be of Interest to the lay pn
lie as well as to those sclenttflrallv s.
cllncd," Dr. de ForeBt said, "In knot"
that as a tesult of American englneerli't
ability the world is about to see another
distinct advance In the lapld progres
of radio engineering.
nr. Alexandermri'a Work.
"The proposed advance In radio com
munication, in my Judgment. Is already
assured for the year 1919 as a result ef
the experiments conducted by Dr. Alex
anderson of the General Electric Com
pany, an American engineer. Dr. Alex
anderson has been the world's pioneer Is
the construction of high frequency alter
nators generating alternsMng current
which can be directly applied Ij the an
tenna and radiated for wireless elrr.a.
Ung. "His latest creation Is a 209 kllowstt
generator which produces alter.mtlr.r
current of approximately 13,000 me'er
wave length, which has been for seera
montha In operation at tho big navy
control station at New Brunswick The
former large spark set. which was in
stalled at this station by a Hnt'sh owr.1
wireless concern, was, as nil radio engl
ness predicted, a complete failure anil
they were compelled to call upon an
American engineer to save the situation
"Dr. Alexanderson can now put 150
amperes or 80 kilowatt high frequency
energy in this huge antenna nnd has uv
der certain tests raised this ns high a
550 nmperes. All this energy Is con
trolled by special magnetic control de
vice which ho has Invented, and this In
turn can be controlled by a bank of h:h
power audlo'n amplifiers ranged In 'pyra
mid' connection, so that an ordinary
microphone controlling the first and'.on
amplifier which In turn controls a lariter
number le able through the magnetic
control to modulate In perfect conform
ity with speeeh waves the entire it
kilowatts In the nntennn.
Utility of the Andlnn.
'This means that In a short time we
can expect a voice spoken In the trin
mltter In New- Jersey to be heard ha'f
way round the world Here also r 1!
be another evidence of the aston'rhi'r
utility of the audlon, first ns an anip'1
fler to modulate or control practlc.vl'v
unlimited amounts of energy nt ht
transmitter; second, to receive nnd
tect the Infinitesimal energy rc-vt'M
half way round the globe; th.rd. to
amplify this received energy to nny d
greo desired so that it can be bea-l
throughout a large auditorium, if th.s
'The possibilities of this radio if
vane can at once be readily I nag vfi
It means In ffTert that by telepho-.t
communication without wires the li'imn
voice will be heard Jut as v' iii. . h.
tween New York and New a.-i-.i n
between New York and Hroo.i'.- 1'
means that the music lovivs ' "
Zealand or any other couutr -q ta '
distant will be able to enJo the est.
nres of vocal or Instrumental f!'
given In New York or any p.ii-r : ie
'LADIES' NIGHT' TOR CANADIANS
Illaliorntr Programme ArrnnscU at
lllltmorr for This Hirudin.
The 1,000 members of the ''a..i-as
Club are looking f rv-i'-d
night" In the grand b.V'roo ' e
Rlltniore Hotel this everinc 'r - s
recently took over an entire flnn. s
Belmont Hotel n it.s headquarter :
caue Its "ladles' nights" ala" i
excited great Interest, nttra'ting ca
Ings of 1,000 to 1,'JOO persons, 'he
cers have decided to have the fj- i
at the Hlltmore
Thomas I) Neelanrts. pre On
club, will preside. The guef ' '
will be Vilhjalmur Stefaiifso i,
tic explorer, who will tell if Ns -,
neylngs in the far North ii'lic s
will contribute to the pleamns
evening ar, Winifred Christ .e r It 1
planit. Andrea S S'arto. n f n v
ropollfan star, IIvcImi Ma V .' t
prano. Merle Dreser a' I ,T .
CIVIL SERVICE MERIT
Commissioner Rice Report on
A si"tii..r..iit adwituo i"
tlo.r of the principle of u- '
merit as the load to pi.. .'
State civil senl.-c- Is .l.ui,. l
nual teport of the N'en Yfi -vice
Commisxlnu made pub'-
Under the law when requ.ifl
Civil Kervlcn L'oilimls.-.oii .
board must be establhtd n , t I
partmental agency of t ,e ijm. i
assist the commission I- erf.n- c '
provisions of the law In the n a tr ' '
cording and levlenlng the f --i ' 1
ratings of employees Cui
William Oorham HUe report
ing the past ear siti.i- f : '1
were appointed and twenv ' ""
h,i reported m-inpi f.
months ended ("Ic-.licr " i I '
ing reports are In l..e iuji- , i
In his annu.i! tepoit '
Itlce f-nds that theie i 1 P
among department:!, a get i's
special Industry arid in e-'l.
little appeal to anib't'.nii mi.,1
matter of sala-les. H !., ! !'
a s;tem of recording aid rc ' t "
service of civil emplnjees
UIi-h's tepnii ,ts ili.it an Ti t- -In
the manlier nf trai.-a .iir c' I
business 111 iru!t
ll.-litlsta l.lllllieli JMl.lMIII.IMIO DrKr
A S'i. Of'O.iiOi) i.i np.iigi. l
' b Il.lDtlH' U.MIICn Will lie , I .
'L'tKlieo-i nH'i n h. .l.rie-. i '
1 the II.. I Veil, il'lb .
i "onu ln-la I'
t , e II. H .i ' . i '1 ' I- n
I I l.,K.ll .1. I. . ion, il .in- " "
the gucjls of hoi 0' Cumuli cv
i named after the luncheon.
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