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10 44 ' " ' ' " THE-1 SON, SUNDAY, MARCH' 28, 1919. v. " !
MISS PERKINS AIDS
Tho Industrial Commissioner
Brings About Conference of
Strikers and W. U.
HER FIBST TUBLIC CASE J
Now Zoning System Said to Ho
One of tho Chief Grievances
as Tay Is Cut.
Miss Frances Terklnp, State Industrial
Commlnaloner, had her first public taao
yesterday as head ot the mediation divi
sion, delving Into the strike of Western
Union messengers, 1,000 ot whom are
said to he out. Miss Perkins Invited tho
strike committee to her headquarters at
330 Fifth avenue and -was entirely sym
pathetic with their cause. When sho had
heard the full story she sent John Mealln
of the State Industrial Department with
the strlko committee to see Daniel Skel
ton of the American District Telegraph
Company, and a hearing was arranged
What Miss Perkins learned was that
messengers from 14 to CO years old aro
being paid In many rases $10 a week,
that they have only one day off In four
teen and that they are not paid for un
delivered telegrams. The Btrlke commit
tee told her also that the company re
cently had adopted a new zoning cyatejn
which cut their former flat rate of 2J4
cents a message to 3 cents for the flrlrt
message and cento for succeeding
The Western Onion company admitted
that the messenger service has been
diminished by the strike and It was said
that customers, especially those in mo
financial district, have been asked"lo
end their telegrams In by telephone or
have them delivered to the company
offlceB. It was reported that In order
to prevent violence the messengers Wtfl
have been hired to take the places of the
strikers will not bo allowed to wear the
Considerable complaint was made by
I. M. Sacktn, counsel for the union, over
the mishandling which some of tho
strikers received at the hands of police
men. The strike committee reported
that Jacob Gold of 120 Suffolk street
had been beaten by a policeman at
Broadway and Forty-first street while he
was picketing a Western Union office and
(hat a surgeon found he had received a
fractured rib and a scalp wound. There
were no ercounters between the strikers
and the new messengers.
Tho demands of the messengers as
presented to Miss Perkins were for
recognition of a grievance committee, an
-increase of one-half cent a message, a
ten hour day, abandonment of the rone
system and a rate of 20 cents an hour
for the delivery of parcels instead of
15 cents now paid. It was represented
that the messengers have lost a profit
able nource of Income by the system of
malllnp night letters.
Miss Perkins expressed surprise at the
statements of the strikers that the com
pany had done practically nothing to
ward the education and schooling of the
boys or Improving their condition. Only
recently, It was said, have they been In
vited to attend the school of telegra
phers. She was also Impressed by the
age of tome of the messengers and the
wage they receive.
Mr. Beallntr. with the messengers
committee, reached the main office of the
company at 4:30 P. M. and went Into
consultation with Mr. Skelton. The lat
ter refused to admit the strikers'" at
torney to the conference, and after a
telephone message to Miss Perkins this
was agreed upon. Owing to the late
hour an adjournment was taken. Miss
Perkins said she was determined to
bring about a fair settlement
$23 CONTRIBUTED AT
'BIG' DEBS MEETING
Socialists Talk, I. W. W. Ap-
Socialists, I. W. W. and Bolshevists
assembled at 110th street and Fifth ave
nue yesterday afternoon to attend the
first of a proposed series of "monster
open air demonstrations" protesting
ara'nst the Imprisonment of Kugene V.
Debs and other radical lenders. The
meeting won under the auBplces of tho
City Committee of the Socialist party.
Twenty-threo dollars was collected.
Scott Nearlng, recently freed of a
charge of violation of the espionage act,
made a short address in which he said
that he quest'oned tho right of Congress
to pass such a law.
Speaking of Debs' conviction and sen
tence Irwin St John Tucker said that
Debs would go to jail smiling and un
afraid, because he 'stood for the truth."
Tucker advised the audience that the
best way for the nation to celebrate Its
birthday would be to Inaugurate a
strike In protest against the Imprison
ment of Debs and other I. W. W. agita
tors. Tho crowd applauded and laughed
when Joseph M. Coldwell of Providence
stated that at the beginning of the revo
lution In Russia all the mll'tary police
were ducked In the river, and suggested
that members of tho Security League and
of the "sneakret" service In New York
be similarly dealt with. When he said
Debs had told him he "first, last and all
the t me" wonted to be known as a Bol
shevist the audienco went wild with en
thOBtasm. "WHEnever tho word Bol
shevism" was spoken they applauded and
One arrest was made during the meet
ing. Eugene Rashkow, who said ho was
a teacher living at 25 Eat 115th street,
was caught flinging "literature" Into the
crowd by Patrolman John Hamilton of
the East 104th street station. He was
held for the night court on a technical
charge of violating a municipal
ordinance for throwing paper In the
street. He declared that ho was a Rus
sian and had been eight years In this
Besides those mentioned the speakers
Included Ludwlg Lore, editor of the
Volte tteitunt;; Charles Solomon, Assem
blyman of the Twenty-third district,
August Clnessens, Assrnh'vrn-"i e' " '
Seventeenth district; Charles W, Erwln,
editor of the Coll; A. I. .Shlnueuj,
former Assemblyman : Arthur A. Dalton
(British Labor party: Isldor Polstcln, i
chairman of the Seventeenth Assembly
district committee; Robert Spector, I
executive secretary of the national
Young People's Socialist League, and
R. SIMPSON & CO., Inc
B'way, cor. (17th St.. Manhattan.
UO Fulton HI.. Hrookljn.
Loin, ol An; Amount on
PI!t of PtMonil Property.
VFe bate a larre aMortment or
DlimcRd Rinfi, Diamond Pint, Sr
ai prirea wiucn win ami!?
POOR AID TO ALLIES
Ensign, Back on Baltic, Tells
of Archangel Mutiny.
Despite tho harbor strike two tugs got
tho White Star liner Baltic Into her
dock yesterday afternoon without much
trouble. Sho had on board 205 first, 1G0
second and twelve steerage .passenger,
Before her arrival here sho landed 3,000
Canadians at Halifax.
The Uolshcvikt are gaining perceptl-
'"d '1111" fli?Sii
C. S, Bishop, a passenger on board, who
wm witn mo nrst party or American
sailors to go ashore at Archantel In May,
118. Not only arc the Bolshevlkl fight
ing the Americans, but the other Rus
sians nre not particularly friendly. An
attempt to train some of these antl-
Bolshevik Russians resulted In a mutiny
In which fifteen Russians were ehot.
wAt present 4,800 Americans. 2,000
British. 2,700 French and 2,000 Serbians
are holding a front of 3S0 miles of
ewampy land under command of Oen.
Ironsides, a British General, said the
ensign. The Bolshevlkl aro well equipped,
having two machine guns for every four
Herbert Parsons, now a lieutenant
Colonel, who waa oncovatached to the
General Staff In France for thirteen
weeks, formerly a Republican State com
mittee chairman, was also on board. Ills
most recent position was assistant Mili
tary Attache to the American Legation
at Berne. German propaganda, accord
ing to Col. Parsons, Is still going on In
Switzerland, although the people now
pay little attention to It
After going to Washington to resign,
Col. Parsons Intend to return to New
Tork to resume his law practice. He
was met at the pier by his wife and by
Samuel S. Koenlg, chairman of the Re
publican county committee.
Others on board were Major Frank B.
GUbreth of Providence. R. I., who hart
been In France caring for blinded sol
diers, and Major W. D. Klrkpatrlck of
the Army Medical Corps, who waa driven
by revolutionists Into Roumanla from
FEBRARO HAD CHANCE TO LIVE
Attack at Sins Sins Barred
Hope of Reprieve.
Had Giovanni Ferrero, who was put to
death 'In the Sing Sing electric chair
Thursday night, been patient a ilttle
longer. It waB learned from tho prison
attaches yesterday that his life would
probably have been spared, for a while
any wa y.
Gov. 6mlth, It develops, had not passed
upon his plea for commutation to life
Imprisonment or a stay. When Ferraro
was informed Wednesday morulas: that
Anthony Verrlno, who was to be put to
death, received a commutation, but that
no word had come concerning his fate,
he Imagined that the Governor had
already refused to Interfere. Conse
quently Ferraro became furious and at
tacked Keepers Edward O'Toole, Michael
McCarthy and H. P. Thackcr with a
knife and severely wounded two of them.
This was at 9:50 o clock.
Tho Governor was to hear Ferraro's
appeal at 12 o'clock. Immediately after
Ferraro was overpowered and his at
tempt to escape thwarted Warden Will
iam Moyer communicated with Albany
authorities. As the news of Ferraro's
rash act reached the Governor before
the appointed hour for the hearing he
then refused the condemned man any
consideration whatsoever. Until Ferraro
ran amuck prison officials were confident
that the Governor would stay his sen
tence. DAIRYMEN FORM
Scheme Is to Weaken Hold
Special D'apttch to Thz Scv.
Utica, March 22. Three thousand
members of yie Dairymen's League liv
ing In six States met hero to-day and
ratified unanimously a plan put forward
by the league's directors to form a mar
Tho scheme Films to weaken the hold
of the middleman on milk and milk prod
ucts and greatly to Increaso tho power
of the dairymen. It Is planned also to
enter the manufacturing Held and to In
troduce to the public various milk
products bearing the label of the Dairy
The plan embraces the formation of
local associations which will be Incor
porated and elect delegates to regional
associations, also Incorporated, which In
turn shall elect delegates to the parent
company to bo known as the Dairymen's
League Cooperative Association, Inc.
Money will be obtained by the sale of
certificates of Indebtedness to members.
Tho parent company will blend the re
ceipts In a general fund for equitable
distribution. The public, the announce
ment stated, thus would receive the best
product at the least possible cost through
the elimination of waste.
It Is understood that the promoters
plan to manufacture butter, cheese,
condensed milk and milk chocolate bear
ing the dalrymen.s label.
It was announced that the league di
rectors had elected the following men aa
directors of the new association:
Bradley Fuller, Utlca ; R. D. Cooper,
Little Falls; F. II. Thompson. Holland
Paten, A. T. Rrockway, Syracuse; L. O
Klrkland, Randolph: John O. Pemhle
ton, Owego; Albert Manning, Otlsvlll? ;
H. J. Kershaw, Sherburne: Earl Laldlaw,
St. Lawrence county; George M. Tyler,
Honeoye Falls; Robert, Silver, Sidney;
Frank Smith. Richfield Springs.
Bronx Robber?- Hall Set at 7,B00.
The four perrons nccused In the 126,000
robbery of the Cosmopolitan Bank, 803
Prospect avenue. The Bronx, were ar
ra'gned beforo County Judge Louis D.
Glbbs In The Bronx yesterday and J7.500
ball was net In each case, Abram
Levitt, shipping clerk, 1333 Southern
Boulevard, was the only one able to
turtilshT bonTP The oTOts artf"Samuel
Smith, 2462 Valentine avenue, paying
teller; Frank Reynolds, 26.19 Jeromo'
avenue, former assistant paying teller,
and Samuel Levitt, saloonkeeper, 701
Dawson street. They will be arraigned
for pleading to-morrow,
WOOD OR STEEL
U. S. Portable Building Corp.
115 Eror.cwr.y, Nnw Yoik Oty, U. S. A.
I'hiinn Krrtnr :WH.
HYLAN BANS BECK
AT CARUSO JUBILEE
Continued from Firtt Page.
with this country. He was to have
been followed by James M, Beck but
for his Honor's censorship. I
Qattl-Casazza, the director of the
metropolitan upera, paia nis iriuuia iu
Caruso, after which Commissioner Kn
rlght In a brief speech delivered the
flag of the city Into Caruso's hands,
gracefully omitting to explain how nar
rowly ho had mimed losing It On the
stage with uattl-Casazza were A. D.
Jullllard, president of tha Metropolitan
Opera and Real Estate Company, and
T. I Lemming of the Brooklyn Academy
Tho gifts that were revealed at the
reception wcro dazzling to behold. Every
opera organization In America had sent
Its tribute In silver or gold or stones,
and the Metropolitan Opera was repro-
sented by gifts from singers, orchestra
and administrative staff. Caruso'B fel
low artists presented a platinum watch
made by E. M. Oattle, with seventy-1
eight diamonds on the cae, three cir
clets of diamonds on the back of forty
more, and a monogram done In sixty
ono sapphires. Geraldtne Farrar. who
appeared at the time of Caruso's debut In
"La Boheme" In Monte Carlo, sent a
Other notahle gifts were from the
board of directors of the Metropolitan,
the directors of the Philadelphia Opera
Company, tho directors of tho Brooklyn
Academy of Music, the Victor Talking
Machine Company and Alfred E. Sellgs
berg. Mr. Sellgsberx's gift was a folio
edition of Dante, that of the Metropoli
tan directors a parchment suitably In
scribed. The manager's medal, presented
by Gattl-Casaxza, was In gold, four
Inches In diameter and one-quarter of
an Inch thick, bearing at) Inscription.
F. C. Copplcus, who managed the singer
on concert tours, presented a poker,
chess and checker set, the Implication
evidently being that he offered In this
manner an opportunity for the tenor to
recoup past losses.
The tenor appeared first as Una In the
third act from "L'EllsIr d'Amore." then
as Canto In tho first act of "Pagllaccl."
and lastly as Jean of Lrydtn In "Le
Prophete." The last appearance was the
coronation scene. In which he achieved
a great personal triumph.
Hurts Mayor More Than Beck.
After the Jubilee Mr. Beck Issued the
"When I was asked to make an ad
dress to-night and learned that Mayor
Hylan Intended to bo present to avoid
any attempt to harass him I asked that
the Mayor be requested to state whether
my presence as a speaker would be dis
tasteful to him. I was Informed that
the opera company was assured on bo
half of the Mayor that It would not be.
On the face of that assurance 1 came to
pay a tribute to a great artist, nothing
being further from my mind that to make
any political roforence. Just ns the cur
tain was about to rise the Mayor sent
me word that If I spoke the flag in
tended to bo given to Mr. Caruso would
not be presented.
"It was then left to mo to determine
whether or not I should speak. Rather
than 'nterfcre with the gift to Mr.
Caruso I preferred lo remain silent, con
scious that this atrocious exhibition of
bad manners, which Is as much an In
sult to Mr. Caruso and to the audienco
as It was to me, would Injure tho Mayor
more than It would me.
"It must not bo thought that tho will
lngness of the Mayor to mar a notable
occasion was due to my expression of
opinion on Lincoln Day with reference
to certain phases of our foreign policy.
It Is due to the fact In iho moat critical
hour of the war I directed the atten
tion of the public to the activities of
tho Hearst press. For this the Mayor
attempts to humiliate me. He can't do
It, for no one can bo humiliated by In
justice. I am glad I stepped aside so as
not tu mar the spirit of an otherwise
happy occasion. If Mayor Hylan can
stand this violation of the comman pro
prieties of life I think I can."
In the Audience.
In the great audience were many of
the regular subscribers of tho opera.
Mrs. Ogdcn Goelet'a guests were Mrs.
Kdmund L. Baylies and Mr. and Mrs.
With Mrs. John E. Parsons were Mr.
and Mrs. Francis De R. Wlssmann, Miss
Mary Pcarsall Field, W. Rhlnelander
Stewart nnd Frederick II. Baldwin.
Mmc. Enrico Caruso's box party In
cluded Mr. and Mrs. Seton Henry, Mr.
and Mrs. Park Benjamin, Jr., and Copt.
Hope. Her guests In the orchestra were
Mrs. Frederick W. Goddard, Miss How-
land, Miss Vina Morgan- nr. and Mrs.
J. Herbert Claiborne n .u Druno Zlrato,
who were later guests at supper with
Mr. and Mmo. Caruso at tho Knicker
bocker. Mrs. J. Lenox Banks. Jr., Miss Char
lotte Pell, Oliver Wagataff and A. Muller
Ury were with Mrs. Joel Ellis Fisher.
Major-Gen. and Mrs. John F. O'Ryan
wero in box 3 and with them were Major
ana .Mrs. J. .Maynew Watnwright
Mr. ana irs. Albert R. Gallatin and
Lawrence P. Butler were with -Mr. and
Mrs. John Aspegien.
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Kahn's guests were
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Damrosch, Miss
Madeleine Llcbert and Oaston Llebert,
the French Con-sul-Oenerol at New York.
Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Harrlman, Mrs.
H. Benjamin Pratt Miss Gordon and T.
Chesley Richardson were with Miss Elsa
Mrs. IMwnrd R. Stettlnlus and Miss
Isabel Stettlnlus were In the Jullllard
box, and tho Italian Consul-Genera! and
Mrs. Romulo TrltonJ wero In the Bel
Mr. and Mrs. W. Jtois Proctor and
Miss Voulettl Proctor were with Mr.
and Mrs. W. Ross Proctor.
Among others In the audience were
Gen. nnd Mrs. Charles F. Roe, Mr. and
Mrs. Adam Gordon Norrlo, Mr. and Mrs.
Albert Shattuck, Mrs. W. Williamson
Fuller,-Tr.-.d -Mra. Constant SpercO,
frs. Harry Content. Mrs. J. W. Rellg
nian, Mrs. Alexander Sleeper Clarke, Mr.
and Mrs. J. Chauncey McKeover, Capt
Gianni Bcttlnl of the Italian armv. Mr
and Mr, Lewis Thompson. Miss Ellz-i-i
beth Thompson. Mr. and Mrs, James H.
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Regan, Mr. and Mrs. William O. Gard
ner, Dr. K. Marnay Uaruch, Mr. and Mrs.
Ira Barrows, Mr. and Mrs. Henry W.
Warner, Mr. and Mrs. Wyllya Terry, Mr.
and Mrs. Flnley J. Shepard, Mr .and
Mrs. Sailing Uaruch, the Duko de Riche
lieu ard Ur. and Mrs. Henry D. Whlton.
The official guests of the evening were
In boxes IS and 17, where were seated
the Mayor and Mrs. John F. Hylan, the
City Chamberlain and Mrs. Philip Berds-
helmer, the Police Commissioner and
Mrs, Richard ,E. Knrlght, Francis D.
Gallatin, Mr. and Mrs.' G rover A.
Whaton, Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Coyle
anu .Mr. anu Mrs. Airrou J. jonnson.
CLARK STREET TUBE
TO OPEN APRIL 1
Will Link Brooklyn and West
Side Cost $6,500,000.
Chairman Travis II. Whitney of th
Public Service Commission announces
that the Clark street tunnel will be nut
In operation about April 1. This tunnel
forms the connecting link between the
Seventh avenue, Manhattan, subway,
ana me unon srreei interDorougn Una
Built at a cost of S4.SOO.000 the Clark
street tube Is the first of tho two new
under river tunnels linking Brooklyn
and Manhattan, begun at the time the
dual subway contracts were signed, to
bo finished, the other being the B. R. T,
tunnel from Whitehall street, Manhat
tan, to Montagtie street, Brooklyn. The
latter tunnel Is expected to be ready
come time next fall.
The openlns of the Clark street tunnel
will furnish partial solution of the vexa
tious "H" subway system In Manhattan.
necessitating the use of the shuttle ser
vice at Forty-second street or a two
block walk at Wall street to thoso going
irom the west SlUo to Brooklyn, or vice
Tho new subway will provide for the
extension or .me express service over
atea on me Interborough West Side
subway, now terminating at Wall and
William streets, through the Clark street
tunnel and up Fulton street to Flatbush
and Atlantic avenues. Both East Side
and West Side trains will run through
the Brooklyn subway, thus affording a
choice of riding to the west or east side
of Manhattan without change of trains.
The West Side trains will be operated
on the outside tracks and the East Side
trains on the Inside tracks to Atlantic
Tho operation of West Side subway
trains to Brooklyn via the Clark street
tunnel Is described by Chairman Whit
ney as one of the most Important events
In rapid transit work In this city since
the signing of the dual contracts. Mr.
Whitney says the new link In the service
will act In relieving congestion on prac.
tically all of the rapid transit linos.
6 BILLIONS VICTORY
LOAN NOW PROBABLE
Figure, Not Final, Has Been
Washington, March 22. It appeareu
probable to-day that the coming Victory
Liberty Loan would be for approximately
16,000,000,000. Governors of Federal re
serve bankn attending a conference clos
ing to-night were told that although
official statements of the amount of the
loan heretofore have referred to "five or
s x billions," the higher flguro waa nearer
correct. Treasury officials emphasized
to-day, however, that the amount of the
loan had not actually been determined.
In support of the belief that the Treas
ury would make 16,000,000,000 the goal
of the campaign, officials pointed out
tnar 14,865,000,000 certificates of in
debtedness were outstanding to bo re
deemed out of proceeds from the loan,
nnd they said that probably another
billion must be Issued before loan re
ceipts tagln to pour In. Proceeds from
the certlrlcates will lie required to pay
ordinary Government expenses for two
months, now running at tho rate of
51. 200,000.000 a month, and to redeem
a little more than $600,000,000 ot certifi
cates falling due before May 6.
The Treasury has available to meet
current cash requirements about $ 1,700,
000,000. a rather high net balance, not
Including all the tax receipts from last
week's collections. Officials, however, do
not desire to let the cash working bal
ance get below 31.000,000.000, for this
Is less than a month's expenses.
Indications now arc that unless the
Victory Loan Is largely over subsrlbed,
the Treasury will have to begin within
a few months after the campaign to
market new securities, selling them
mainly to banks, as a means of meeting
future Government .expenses. These
would be In addition to possible Issues
of tax certificates In anticipation of tho
last two Installments of tax payments
September 15 and December 15. In
preparation for the second Installment
Juno 15, approximately 1685,000,000 of
certificates already are outstanding, and
the Treasury has' announced It docs not
expect to Increase the amount of these
Pallors Fare llohbery Trial,
Two sailors held by tho police for rob
bing William Watson, chief engineer at
the Rltz-Carlton, were discharged yes
terday In Yorkvllle court and turned
over to naval authorities for trial. The
prisoners are W. T. Dempsey, 19. of
Kingston, N. Y., member of tho crew
of the torpedo boat destroyer Stevens,
and James H. McCleney, 19, of Eustls,
Kla., of the mine layer San Francisco,
Showing one, two and thrcc-skin
neck-pieces the new fashion developed
by this house for Spring and Summer.
Russian and Hudson Bay Sable
Fisher and Stone Marten
The variety is extensive and the price
range is surprisingly moderate.
FULTON 6 SMITH STREETS
BIG 2 IN 1 CIRCUS
IS COMING TO-NIGHT
Largest Elophant in thoWorld
and Ono Twice Its Sizo
GARDEN BEADY FOR SnOW
Many of tho Animals Givo As
sumed Names, bat May Bo
Identified on Sight.
Speaking of real estate news, the
terms of the lease by which the Rlng
llng Brothers and Barnum tt Bailey
Combined Shows take over Madison
Souare Garden for a spell of spring
weather stipulates that the circus must
grab possession of the Garden at one
minute after mldnlzht to-night. There
fore exactly at 12:01 A. M. Bahe, the
blneat elephant In the world, and Nero,
which Is twice as big as Babe, will en
ter the Garden, but the three cylinder
publicity department will not be bedded
down In tho Garden until n few minutes
after Jack's restaurant pulls the shades
and throws everybody out an hour later.
Bachelor of Science Wilbur Williams
explained last night why the circus Is
coming to town, when, wherefore and
why. 8ald Old Dr. Williams, speaking
"The Elepfcoa (Linn.) will, of course,
lead the procession Into the Garden.
Following Immediately after, the Oiraffa
camrfopardali. as most authors usi
them, or as Llnmeus has it the Cervut
It seems that Bachelor Williams went
to Harvard, where he spoclaJIxed In
Enilish. He and John Corbln took a
post-graduate course together at Ox
ford and tho result Is that nobody can
understand nothing of what they say
"And the Jeo." Mr. Williams contln.
ued, nobody now paying any attention to
him, "will follow the ceruu oamelopor-
dalls of Llnnssus. Seven of them."
"Seven of what Mr. Wllllamsr
"What I Just said. Seven of them.
The Jeo of Leach, or, as we used to say
In silly old Oxford, the elu leo of Lin.
nacus. Directly behind the cages of the
leo will "
"Bill," somebody Interrupted snap
pishly, "by this ten stuff do you mean
that the Hons will follow me giranei
Into the Garden?"
i "Exactly. The "
"Then, why don t you say so, you
"Hush I Behind the cages of the ftUs
teo will be the red and gold wagons
containing most wonderful examples of
specimens perhaps would be a better
word the most marvelous specimens of
the tclia tlgris of Llnmeus. The ells
"Meaning Just ordinary pacing tigers,
"Precisely. Seventeen of them, ow
lrer to the fact that the pick of the Ring.
ling and Barnum menageries will af
ford New York and America a view of
tho greatest menagprle ever offered to
the public by a circus.
"Tho cfls flort of Llnnous, as I was
saying, will follow the fells leo Into the
Garden. Then the
"How about land locked salmon, Bill?"
"We have no fish. I was about to say
that the cages of kangaroos, a marsu
pial animal whose numerous species
constitute the family macropodldae, will
next fol "
"We get you. Bill. How about a couple
of tickets on some Monday night for
Mr. Williams turned the proposition
down cold. It was explained to him
that the reporter ten days ago had prom
ised a financial man on the paper a box
for the circus If the financial man would
help the reporter out on his Income tax
report. Mr. Williams listened patiently
and again turned a deaf ear.
"Oh, very well," said tho reporter,
meaningly, tipping up and down on his
toes. "Oh. very well, very well, very
well, very welt Just for that Wilbur,
nothing doing. You come In here seek
Ing space In a great metropolitan dally
with a bill of 3400,000 a year for print
paper, and when you are asked for a
couple of dirty little measly tickets for
your show you answer that "
"I answer," answered Mr. Williams,
"that I come to you with scientific data
about a fast disappearing fauna which
you may take or leave."
"Nothing doing then about a couple of
measly tickets for your punk show?"
"Not a thing doing."
And Just for that Mr. Wilbur Wil
liams was escorted hurriedly to the ele
vator, headed downward and Informed
as the door was slammed that his punk
show, great as it is, wouldn't get a line
West Point Graduates at a Dinner.
Graduates of the United States Mili
tary Academy held their sixth annual
dinner In the Hotel Astor last night,
celebrating the 117th anniversary of the
foundation of Wt Point About 2,000
members and guests were present. In
cluding many recently returned from
overseas oervloe. Major-Gen. George W.
U.S. MEDIATOR FAILS
TO END PORT STRIKE
Dolahunty ond Bonyngo Call
Each Other Bolshevists and
U BOAT OWNERS AGREE
Aldrlch Company Is Latest
Employers' Counsel Expects
James L. Hughes, Federal conciliator
of the United States Department of
Labor took a train back to Philadelphia
last night after his final effort yesterday
to bring the boat owners and striking
marine workers of the port of New York
oto a conference to settle their dispute.
Things looked favorable for Mr.
Hughes yesterday morning, but the day
ended with Thomas U DeUhuntr. leader
of tha strikers, and Paul Bonynge, coun
sel ror me Doat owners, calling each
other Bolshevists and roaring lions. The
boat owners would have settled had the
strikers agreed to a basic ten hour day.
but Mr. Delahunty Insisted that the
harbor men of New York receive the
eight hour day. and all negotiations wara
Mr. Delahunty took atens toward set.
tllng the strike of 200 boatmen on Long
Island boats, submitting to tho nrma en
gazing In Sound towing a Utter In which
ne named me schedule of wages de
manded, leaving out the eight hour ques
Foroed to Strike, lie Says.
'Our men have been forced to strike
to obtain the condition they were en
titled to In the harbor work to permit
them to live as Christian human beings,"
he wrote. "As there Is no mention of the
eight hours In this schedule the work
will be continued as heretofore."
Reading this Mr. Bonynge said :
"We are now In the closing stages of
There is no long credit process involved when
you buy at Cowperthwait & Sons. It's just a
matter of getting acquainted with the con
venience of your charge account. Your credit
The suite pictured above Is an unusually good example of the Louis XVI.
period. The workmanship Is of the highest class. It Is made of selected wal
nut. The buffet Is five feet six inches wide and has a r.liding tr.y in the centra
drawer. The table U fifty-four inches wide and extends to eight feet. There
ara five chairs and one arm che.tr, making nine pieces in all. The chairs are
covered with a fine grade of tapestry. Price, complete, $485.00.
We discarded old fashioned red tape long ago. 1 stead of cash leaving a small deposit and pay
Buying on credit is simply using your name in-1 ing the rest weekly or monthly as you choose.
COWPERTHWAIT & SONS
"Oldest Furniture House in America"
3rd Ave. at 121st St.
bundle up your bundle
If you have two coats give one to your fellow man who
is shivering in Europe. Give every practical garment
you can. Give your second best dress. Give shoes.
Give underwear. Give all the used clothing you don't
urgently noed. Because men, women and children
across the water need it desperately.
Go Bundle Up Your Clothes
Take them to any Red Cross Receiving Station listed below or to
the Central Receiving Station, 9 Union Square.
List of Receiving Stations:
Battery to 59th Street.
J9 Vtiy Strut.
1V7 Kut llrnndwsjr
433 Hudinrt titicrt
334 Vt Eleventh Strfft
F.lovfnth HtrcH and hnrmth Avrnu
SO Klf.h Avtnuo
71 it Twenty-thlnl Stri-rt
346 Wt TwntlHh Slrwt
TwnntlMh fit. ani Fuurth Ay. (church)
S. H. corner rtrciilway and Fourth Ae.
30 Kt Thirty-tlmt Strt
New Tork Heral.l, Herald Square
7 rJint Thlrtj-lxth Street
3S Tenth Avenue
tfil Went Fortieth Stree
SOp Kat Fortv.aeroml Street
Orand Centra) Station
3(9 Eait rorty-elghlh Street
Me.rile.on Avenue and Plfty.flrt Street
30 Kaat rort.v-elrhtli Mreet
010 l.exlnrton Aienue (V. M. V. A.)
Fiftieth at. ind Tenth Ave (V. M. C. A.)
(10 We.it Fifty-fourth Street
300 West rifty-mivrnth Street
rifty-nfth St Uxlnittun Ave. (chur'h)
Stallone In heovy type hUI he open
TWI'eii iiniii r u cii'ck, cveiiinKH.
tOpen until 10 o'clock, iienlnia.
the strike, I expect to see It end any
day. My good friend Mr. Delahunty has
forsakon the roar of the lion for the coo
ot the dove and he Is ones more a
reasonable man. If he has no other
luncheon engagement for Monday I think
that he and I can settle this controversy
before the brandy and coffee aro served."
Jipt. Will am A. Maher of the Marino
Workers announced yesterday that a
separate settlement had been made by
the union with thirty-four Independent
boat owners, the latest being the W. W.
Aldrlch Towing Company. It was an
nounced that the Marino Engineers
Beneficial Association has voted to grant
a loan ot 160,000 to tho smaller organi
zations of the affiliation to assist them
with their assessments during tho strike
Joseph II. Moran, president ot the Now
York Towboat Exchange, attacked yes
terday Director-General of Railroads
nines for his defence of the Railroad
Administration's submission to the de
mands of the strikers. He said:
He Is Worried About nines.
"Mr. Hlnes should consult a physician.
Rest and spring tonlo are Indicated In
his case. His statement that tho Rail
road Administration delayed putting the
eight-hour Joker Into effect last fall out
ot consideration for the private boat
owners Is tho product of a tired mind.
"For the few people who prefer facts
to official gush let It be stated that on
July II, 1918, a wage award, applicable
to all classes of marine equipment In
this port was made by the New York
Harbor Board of Arbitration. The Rail.
road Administration, although a- partic
ipant In the arbitration. Immediately
kicked tt aside and put Into effect a com
plctely revised scalo with changed work
"The same performance Is now re
peated In the case of tho Macy award,
the only difference being In the excuse
Mr. Bonynge said there Is no danger
of a coal shortage for the public utili
ties of New York, for powerful tugs are
now towing an ample supply of coal to
the Interborough, B. R. T. and other
Wngt Trouble Cloaea Mines,
Russellville, Ala., March 22. Wage
differences between operators nnd em
ployees resulted to-day In the closing
of practically all of the brown ore
mines In this section. About 2,000 men
are Involved. Most of the mines are
owned by the Sloss-Sheffleld Steel and
with Your Charge Account
Cross Clothing Drive, March 24-31
EttRt Side, above 50th Street.
Sixtieth St uti.l Mudln.in Ave. (church)
S!xty-Be enth a. reel and l'ark Avenue
tMxty-rlghth Mreet nnd llmt Avenue
N. V. Tnule Srhool)
1010 Park Avenuo
1ST l'.ant Ninety-fourth Street
::s i:aet lSOth Streat
122J Street and Alt. MorrU Tark W.
Ix-nox Avenue and 13Cd Street
5067 Fifth Avenue
td Went Mint Street
4(1S Writ 143d Street
West Side, above 50th Street.
149 Weat Sixtieth Street
Sixty-fifth Street and Central Park Wett
tMxt) eighth Street nnd llroudtvaj
80 Vet filxty.fli-Mh Street
HO Amaterriaiii Avenue
Sevenly-nrm .Street and H'dwny (church)
SOU Wet Knil A en vie
Wett Und Avenuo uml Tith Street
Went Und Avenue and Slat Street
44t AmMerdim Avenue
I West lllifhty-elghth Street
"I IKS llroudtiny
evenlnca until o'clock
CHAPLAIN TELLS WAR STORY,;
' 1 z
Father Kellr TS UTth Dtvlslosl-
Fonixht Foe Front and Hear.
Nine of tho thirty tanks which Ie'
the Initial dash of tho Twenty-seventh,
Division against tho Hlndenburg Una
were put out of action n few mlnuten
after thoy started forward at 1:19
o'clock on the mornlnB ot September
27 last, so Father Francis Kelly, chap-
lnln of the division, explained last night.
when he was the guest or tho uatnolio
Club. This had no effect, ho Bald, upon
the men of the old Fourteenth and'
Twenty-third regiments of Brooklyn-
who were merged In the 106th Infantry
following closely behind.
The regiment advanced so rapidly,
according to Father Kelly, that they lost
touch with the rest of tho command oil'
either flank and tho Germans filtered
through and attacked them In the rear.
Tho 102d Engineers, made up of tho old
Twenty-second Engineers of this city,
threw down their picks, closed up the
line and captured many prisoners.
Ex-members of the Seventh Regi
ment will parade as part of tha
escort to the
107th Infantry, U.S.A.
Assembly at 2:15 I. M East of
Sth Ave., as follows:
East 33rd St., Grand Marshal,
Official Staff, Honorary Staff,
Ex-Members in Uniform, Ex
Members of Machine Gun Co.,
Headquarters Co., Supply Co.,
Sanitary Detachment, Other
East 32nd St., Ex-members Com
panies A. B, C 6V D.
East 3lst St., Ex-members Com
panies E. F, G & H.
East 30th St., Ex-members Com
panies I, K, L & M.
Black Derbies, Dark Clothes.
is like a friend waiting for you her a friend
who helps liberally in furnishing your home
quickly and attractively. You'll be amazed
with what you can do with it.
JCInety-nlnth St. and Ameterdam Jlt.
103th Street and Amsterdam Avenua
337 Weat One Hundred and Clxth Street
334 Weat One Hundrel and Ninth Street
01 Wett 114th Street
60S Wet Kid Street
lttrt Hre-t and Momlnxild Avenue
101 Weat One Hundred and Third Street
10 Weil Ono Hundred and Thirtieth St.
1600 Amsterdam Avenue
401 Weat lllit Street
468 Weet 143d Street
149th Street and Convent Avenue
1000 St. Nlcholaa Avenue
iSO Went 151th Street
HCth Street and St. Ntcho'aa Avenue
179th Street and Wndaerorth Avenue
739 Weet lllt Street
l9lh Street nnd St. Nloholaa Avenue
tit Weat" SOttlt Slroet