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THE SUN, SUNDAY, JULY 20, 1919.
5 ANSELL RESIGNS; TO KEEP UP FIGHT jfejieat-Colonel Requests Right f to Leave Army in Curt Note to Baker. PLANS TO PRACTISE LAW Struggle to Correct Injustice In Court-Martial Sys tem Goes On. Washington, July 19. Lieut. -Col. buriuel T. Ansell, formsr acting Jude Advocate General of the army and the central figure In the contqoversy within tha War Department recardtna- military Justice, handed hie relnatlon to Sec retary Baker to-day. Col. Ansell le un derstood to have taken tbl action In the hepe that he might bring more force fully before public the fight which he la malting to have the ruloa of mili tary trlala radically changed. Ha has maintained In hearings before Congres stonsl committees and In speeches before law organisations that under present conditions a private in the army could not hope for a fair trial. Secretary Baker would not say to-day What action he would take on Col. An ell's resignation. It Is generally ex pected that ll will be accepted. Col. Ansell's letter to Secretary Baker consisted of a single sentence: "I hereby resign as an officer of the army." Col. Ansell plans to remain In Wash ington to practise law in association with Col. Edward S. Bailey, also of the Judge Advocate Generals department, who Is preparing to leave the service. Hs friends say that he will continue his fight tor radical changes in the whole jstem of military justice. While acting Judge Advocate General with the rank of Brlgadler-Ueneral Samuel T. Ansell fired the first shot against the present army court-martial system on February 13 last while tes tifying before the Senate Military Com mittee. The committee had under con sideration Senator Chamberlain's bill to reform the system of court-martial by ajrrlng the privilege of review of all sentences to the office of the Judge Advocate General. Col. Ansell at that time told the com mittee that unless the reform was ac complished the unfair and unusual cruelty of some of the trial officers could not be circumvented. He also cited Instances of Injustice, the sentencing of a green private to forty years in a mili tary prison for refusing to obey a trivial order of a Second Lieutenant; the sentencing of another to thirty years for deserting a camp during the fatal Illness of his father, and others equally startling. It was his contention, baaed upon an old and unused law, that the Judge Advocate General did have the power to review sentences, but Gen. Crowder, Judge Advocate General, did not agree with him. Iess than a month later Ansell was reduced from the rank of Brigadier General to that of Lieutenant-Colonel. Representative Johnson (S. 13.) attacked the demotion In a letter to Secretary of War Baker aa due to his activities for military Justice. From the dispute ' developed a controversy between Sena tor Chamberlain and Secretary Baker Later Col. Ansell continued his attack upon the army system of Justice before the Investigating committee of the Amer ican Bar Association. DEDICATE HOSPITAL WING TO WAR HERO Long Branch Addition Gift of Wim pfh eimers. With simple ceremony the new $160, 000 wing to the Monmouth Memorial Hospital, at Long Branch, N. J., a gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Wlmpf helmer of IS West Seventy-sixth street, In memory of their nineteen-year-old son. Private Jacques Wlnrpfhelmer, who died In service in a Hoboken hospital a year ago last winter, was dedicated yes terday afternoon. Almost the entire cot tage colony of Monmouth county at tended. Former Ambassador Abram I. Glkus, who long has been a friend of the family and knew "Sunny Jack" Wtmpfhetmer, presented the new wing to the board of governors. It was accepted by Mrs. William D. Harper, president of the hos pital. Thomas N. McCarter of Newark gave a history of the hospital from lta Inception and presented the need of a drive for funds, which will be started on Monday, continuing for a week. Following the addressee there was an Inspection of the new wing and refreshments were served. The new wing doubles the present ca pacity of the hospital In the number o( beds, besides adding operating rooms and all that la new In the hospital world. visitors included Jacob H. Schlff, Adolph Lewlsohn, J. W. Spalding. Slg mund Klsner, Jacob Werthelm, J. Hor arce Harding, Mrs. Thatcher K. Brown, Arthur LIppcr. Louis Tim, Major Edwin Rternberger, Major P. P. Rafferty and Miss Claire Oreenhut. The reception waa in charge of a committee headed by Mrs. Harper and Mrs. Thomas N. McCarter. FIRE FIGHTERS IN CHICAGO WALK OUT City in Great Danger if Big Blaze Starts With Engi neers on Strike. CAR MEN MAY ARBITRATE Building Trades Workers Seeking Truce Stock Yards Jobs Are Deserted. LEE, HIGGINSON CO. CLERK IS IN TOMBS Attempt to Hypothecate Stolen Liberty Bond Reveals Alleged Shortage. Joseph Halpln, 29, of 19 West Sixty ninth street, was arrested Friday night and lodged in the Tomb on a bench warrant charging grand larceny. The police refused to divulge any of the facts involving his arrest. It devel oped last night he has been a trusted coupon clerk in the employ of Iee, Hlg glnson A Co., bankers, 43 Exchange place. According to Mooes R. Rj'tten berg. Deputy Assistant District Attor ney, Halpln was indicated on. the spe cific charge of stealing a 11,000 Liberty bond from his employers. The stolen bond was presented at a city bank for a loan of $800, Ryttcnberg alleged, and the bank refused to honor It because it had been listed as "stolen." Ryttenberg added that Halpln, through his transaction with the bond, unwit tingly brought to light a shortage in his books with the banking firm of $14, 000, and that he had confessed. Just how the young clerk, who is married, was able to camouflage his ac counts with the firm was not disclosed by the District Attorney. It wao said that Halpln had considerable authority over the coupon exchange department of the bank and a private account of his own there. The theft of the bond led the Arm to call In expert accountants to go over Halpln's accounts, and they d!ised the deficit to which Rytten berg says the clerk confessed. Mrs. Halpln when seen at her home refused to discuss the plight of her husband, who had been employed for several years with the firm. OHIO PUBLISHER IS SLAIN. nBld Kaber Victim of Mysterloms Assault In His Home, CLrvTLANn, July 19. Daniel Kaber, 46, wealthy publisher living in Lake wood, died this afternoon following a mysterious murderous attack early this morning In his home. Kaber, who had been bedridden for several mo n tha, was set upon while asleep and stabbed fif teen times. The unknown, assailant escaped leav ing a home made dagger, a stained cot ton glove and a rasor as clues Kaber was in the printing and pub lishing business with his father. A statement by Kaber before he lapsed Into unconsciousness that his as sailant looked like a distant relatlvo "caused the police to detain the relative for examination, but it was said later he had practically established an alibi. MUTE AWARD $15,000,000. Butte Company May Pay That lorn to Britons. Helena , Man.. July 19. Under a de cree handed down to-day by Judge George M. Bourquin In the United States District Court in the litigation of Min eral Separation. Ltd , of London against the Butte and Superior Mining Company of Butte, Mon., it was estimated to night the Montana company would be obliged to pay between $16,000,000 and $10,000.0110 damages to the English plaintiffs. The decree, attorneys said, would operate as a perpetual Injunction against use by the Montana company of an oil flotation process of reducing ores. The decree followed a decision In the United Slatea Supreme Court on a Judg ment originally rendered by Judge Bour quln In favor of the plaintiffs. Lindley M. Garrison, former Secretary of War, was among counsel for the plaintiffs. FIRE IN FEDERAL PRISON. Viators Break Out In Leavenworth Bolldlng. Leavenworth. Kan.. July 19 The west wing of the Federal prison was badly damaged by nre to-night. Flames were discovered near the cen tre of the wing, which Is nearlng com pletion, burning In the scaffolding. They spread rapidly, filling the wing and en dangering the whole prison plant. Prisoners numbering more than 2.000 and Including a score or more of Indus trial Workers of the World, are contlned In the east wing. That uhe fire prob ably was of Incendiary origin was tho belief of a prison official. ROADS ACT TO SAVE CATTLE. Bssrrgrcncy Rates Are Planned to Feeding Points. WashinotoW, July 19 Senator Hen rick (Wyoming) said to-day assumnce had been given to him that the Railroad Administration would furnish all nid poaalhla to rattle growers In the drought stricken sections of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. Emergency freight rates will be fixed for shipment of cattle to feeding points. Senator Kenrtck said, and half rates will be given on feed from supply points Italian Dreaanana;ht Coming; Here. The Italian dreadttaught Coat dl Csvour will visit Boston and New York early next month, according to announce ment made by the Italian Bureau of In formation yesterday. It la to be merely a friendly visit, such as was customary before the war and has no political significance, UNIONS CONSIDER STEEL CASE. 17. S. Corporation's Attitude Is Sub ject of Pittsburg- Conference. Special Detpatch to Tai Sex. PrrrsBtno, July 19. To decide upon a course of action to be followed In be half of the American Federation of La bor against the United States Steel Cor poration, which has refused to negotiate with unions of Its employees, the Na tional Committee to organise the iron and steel workers, an A. F. of L. ad junct, met In conference here to-night. Members of the committee came from various parts of the country, and Include representatives of twenty-four estab lished International unions banded to gether to organize workers in the iron and steel and allied Industries through out the United States. Samuel (iompors, president of the American Federation of Labor, is chair man ex officio of the National Commit tee, and the active chairman Is John J. Fltxpatrlck of Chicago, president of the Chicago Federation of Labor. GERMANY REJECTS DEMAND. Refuses to Par a250,OO0 for !er grant'! Death, Bt the Attoctated Prctt. Berlin, July 19. The German Gov eminent, replying to the French note demanding reparation for the murder of Sergeant Major Mannheim at Berlin on July 13 and an additional sum for Mannheim's family, says that In the aiology mnde before receipt of the French communication Germany agreed to recomjKmHe the family of the mur- derel soldier. Germany refuses, however, to pay the 1,000,000 francs Indemnity demanded, on the ground that there le no founds Hon for the demand In International law. If France does not agree to this Germany Is willing to leave the matter to a mixed arbitration court. Chipaoo, July 19. Every engineer and his assistant In th Chicago Fire Department walked out at o'clock this morning, In accordance with a decision reached yesterday after the city had declined to meet the demands of the men for higher wages. Two hundred and fifty city employees were affected by the walkout. All the men who left their posts ten dered their resignations to their superior officers before walking out- The five fire tugs stationed In the river are not affected. A committee of ten representatives of the engineers was appointed to negotiate with the Finance Committee of the City Council for settlement. An attempt was made early In the day to provide sub stitute engineers to take the places of those who quit. Edward J. Buckley, First Assistant Fire Chief, did not attach s much im portance to the strike as other officials. He said substitute engineers would be obtained without difficulty from the ranks of the department Fire Chief O'Connor said : 'In case there should be a fire of great magnitude and stubbornness, or If big fires should break out simultane ously In different parts of the city, I fear there might be a catastrophe as a result of the present situation, if noth ing abnormal happens I think the fire men will be able to handle the situation without difficulty. " All furloughs In the department have been cancelled and every member waa ordered to report for duty Immediately for an indefinite period. It was reported that officers of the Firemen's Association had Issued In structions to all firemen to refuse to act as substitutes for engineers. The report caused uneasiness among the department heads, who declared that if the order Is obeyed the department will be unable successfully to fight Aires. Mediators for Car Strike. Mavor Thompson to-'lay appointed a mediation committee of nine members to investigate both sides of the con troversy between tho Chicago traction companies and their men In an e-.Tort to avert the threatened strike of employees. This action was taken In accordance with the provisions of a resolution adopted by the City Council several days ago. Hearts of the street car employees union sent a telegram to-day to V. D. McMahon, president of the International Organization of Traction Workers, giv ing the result of the men s vote to strike and asking him to come to Chicago immediately. The men, It Is said, will meet to-mor row to fix a date for beginning the strike. Mayor Thompson will act as chair man of the mediation committee. Other members are representatives of the trac tion lines, officers of the street car men s union and several Aldermen. Hope In Bulldlnsjr Trades Lockout. Hope of ending the building trades tleup was expressed to-day, when It was announced that a delgation of mem bers of the Building Trades Council would seek an audience with the cop tractors who locked the men out. Simon O'Donnell. president of the Building Trades Council, was authorized to ap point five members from disinterested unions to act on the committee. More than 100.000 men are Idle In the building trades and this number Is eupected to be largely Increased when the various supply companies Join tho builders and cease delivery of materials. The lockout was precipitated by a strike of 18.000 carpenters, who de manded a raise in wages from 80 cents to fl an hour. The employers refused the demand and ordered the lockout. Jn addition to the enforced Idleness of the men In the building trades, about 10,000 employees of the various packing plants In the stock yards went on strike to-dsy. The men quit work. thlr spokesman announced, because they dis liked to have guards around the plants. Seward I . Fraxee, superintendent or Wilson A Co., said that the strikes are the result of a radical element among the men. HIBERNIANS ELECT AND HOLD BANQUET Eamon dm Valara Guest of Honor at San Francisco. Ban Francisco, July 1-9. Election of officers and a banquet at which Eamon de Valera. "President of the Irish Repub lic," was the guest of honor to-night. closed the national convention of the An cient Order of Hibernians of the United States and Canada and Its Ladles' Aux iliary. Judge James PI Deery of Indianapolis was elected head of the Hibernians, suc ceeding Joseph McLaughlin, former Representative from Philadelphia, Mrs. Mary MoWorter of Chicago was reelected president of the Ladles' Auxiliary. Other Hibernians elected were : National vice-president, Richard Dwy er, Boston : vice-president for Canada, Petef J. Doyle. Montreal ; secretary, John O'Dea, Philadelphia : treasurer. John Sheehy, Montgomery, Minn. ; direc tors, William Boyle, San Francisco ; Jo seph A. Daly, Washington j John Y. Me Carthy. Syracuse. N. Y. ; John J. O'Con. nor, Kansas City, Mo. P. E. Sullivan, Portland. Ore. In addition to its president, the La dles' Auxiliary elected the following: Vice-president. Mrs. Adele Christie, Cleveland: secretary, Mrs. Susan Me Namee, Charleston n. Mass. ; treasurer Miss Margaret MoQuade. Pittsburg; di rector. Mrs. Mary Arthur, Indianapolis. A resolution protesting against the League of Nations covenant because of provisions therein alleged to be detrl mental to a free and Independent Ireland was adopted by the auxiliary. NAVY TRUCK TURNS SOMERSAULT; 4 HURT Driver Averts Collision and Goes Down Embankment. A navy truck travelling at forty mllet an hour on the Bloomfleld avenue hill In Oln Hide. X. X. lat night ran down a thirty foot embankment. Injur ing four rersnn. all of whom are In the Mountainside Hospital. The truck. In charge of Petty OfnVer George Rich ardson, from the t 'nid well rltlc ranare, was on its way to Newark. As if ap proached RtdgVWOOd avenue automobiles started east and west across Bloom fleld avenue. To avoid hitting them Richardson put on the brakes, causing the oar to turn completely around, Thin feat was performed twice., tho car Anally striking t ho curb and an electric light pole, upt ttlng the vehicle and causing it to rll down the steep embankment, striking a troe. The Injured are Sergeant Penjsmln Kline and Private Howard Smith, both of 'ompany B of the marines, and J. M. Eaton and Arthur K pfelffVr, both of the navy, who were in the car when It went over the embankment Smith was pinned under a rear wheel of the car and he was Injured about both legs: Kline's head war injured, and Eaton and Pfelffer were cut ab-ut the head and faee and bruised "bout the body. Richardson told Chief Hlggtni of CJlen Ridge that he was on his way to meet some officers to take them to Caldwell when the accident happened. None of the Injured Is believed to be hurt seriously. T COLLEGE SEEKS $1,500,000. Mount Ilolyoke to Start Drive for Additional Rndun-raent. SOUTH HAOUtr, M;iss.. July 19 An nouncement was made at Mount Holyoke College to-day that a campaign would be conducted to obtain S 1 .OOit.fioO addi tional endowment and $000,000 for new buildings. It Is planned to use the funds to increase salaries and erect a science hall and a dormitory group. The cam paign will be directed by Miss Ruth French Adams, "13. of Portland, Me. WALTERS GETS STAY. Court of Appeals to Review Trial Record. Warden Brophy of Sing Sing was served yesterday with an order staying the execution set for August 18 of William Walters, youthful bandit who killed I.eo I.unln in a holdup in New York city and is now In the death house. Walters, the last arrival of the twenty four condemned slayers, lias a death house all to himself. He 1, in the old condemned ch.'.n.'ier, which was opened again for his special benefit, because the twenty three ceils in tiie new death house were fill taken, ills counsel served a notice of appeal on District Attorney Swarm from the death sentence imposed by Judge Itosalsky in tiencral Sessions in Manhattan, and a copy of it given to the prison warden automatically stays Walters's electrocution until the Court of Appeals can review the trial record. POSTAL SAVINGS GROW. Increased $U4 ,000,000 During the War, gays Report. Postal savings deposit forged ahead ! during the war $31.0001100. according to a statement Just made public by the I rost Office Department. On March 31. lf17, six days prior to our declaration of war. deposits In tha I'nlted States I postal banks footed up $125,424,81. On October 31, 1918. eleven days prior to hs signing of the armistice, they had Increased to $139,670,830. Two Hos Burusd to Death. ItocHESTTR, July 1 . Two boys were burned to desth hers this afternoon In a garage lire. The bodies were burned to a crisp and Identlflcatloj, was impossible. GENUINE ALASKA SEAL COATS $850.00 Wc have secured direct from the U. S. Govern ment an exceptionally fine lot of genuine Alaska Seal Skins at a price which enables us to offer them macfb up into various smart models in Coats, Dolmans and Capes, 4H in. long, at the very un usual price of $850. Shorter length coats, charm ing in style, at prices proportionately lower. These are this season's skins dressed and dyed in St. Louis, U. S. A., in a manner which makes them far superior to anything ever produced be fore in seal skin. They are extremely light in weight, will not wear rusty on the edges, nor soil the most delicate fabric. They will be made into garments of the latest fashion, beautifully fin ished, in our own workrooms under our super vision. Orders for these coats, made to measure, will be accepted now, and the garments will be kept in our storage vault free of charge until wanted in the Fall. Jaeek!lg Turners 384 Fifth Avenue Between 35th & 36th Sts. Telephone Greeley 2044 H Altmmt $c (0. MADISON AVENUE -FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK Thirty-fourth Street telephone 7000 Murray hill Thirty-fifth Street Summer Visitors to New York will find pleasure and inspiration, as well as many of the more material essentials of enjoyable ex istence, in B. Altaian & Co.'s spacious Store In addition to the great Departments devoted exclusively to the correct outfitting of Men, Women and the Younger Set where one may find generous, carefully selected assortments of fashionable clothes adapted for every occasion and every type of personality there are many other Departments, even more alluring, that are especially rich in attractive novelties, appropriate either for personal use or to be carried back as gifts to the friends at home. To those about to leave the city, the advantages of the Mail Service are particularly commended. No matter how far from New York one may reside, one may keep in close touch with the Store's activities through THE MAIL SHOPPING BUREAU A Reduction Sale of Lingerie Blouses for to-morrow (Monday), will offer a number of smart Summer models, in dotted Swiss and plan and novelty voiles, at the clearance prices of 31.75, 2.90 & 3.75 (.Sale in the Blouse Dep't, Second Floor) Women's and Misses' Wool Jersey Swimming Suits will be offered to-morrow at these reduced prices: For Women . For Misses . $7.90 5.25 (Third Floor) A Sale of Sterling Silverware to be held to-morrow (Monday), will present a worth-while opportunity (most unusual at this season) for the purchase of attractive gift articles at prices far below values Bonbon Dashes . . each $7.25 Salts-and-Peppers, in sets of si.':, in case; per set . . $6.50 Candlesticks (53 i inches) each 5.25 Children's Cups . . each 4.75 Tea Strainers . . each 3.50 Napkin Rings . . each 1.50 Also E50 Men's Silver Belt (sterling) at $1.50 each (Sale on the First Floor") Special Values will be offered, beginning to-morrow, in Paris Beaded Bags for Women and the Younger Set These bags (drawstring models) represent new, original ideas, have just been re ceived, and have never before been offer ed for sale. Made by hand throughout, presenting charming designs and color effects especially suggestive of Summer, they are particularly desirable for com pleting the afternoon or party costume. Prices $8o50 & 20,0 (Madison Avenue section. First F'oor) An Advance Selection off Autumn Materials presenting the newest weaves and coilors, is now displayed in the Wool Dress Goods Department, on the First Floor. Included in the assortment are peach bloom duvetyn, silvertone jersey, cash mere velours, Irish homespuns and cheviots, the latest variations in plaids, and a very striking group of rich metal embroidered effects wrought on wool duvetyn, the latter promising to be a de cided feature in early Autumn millinery. S of such choice qualities as will most profoundly appeal to the connoisseur (including many rare and unquestion ably authentic specimens of antique Persian art) are shown in a col lection off great interest and value. Admirers of the Oriental in floor cover ings, who are planning for re-furnishing or re-decorating in the Autumn, should make a point of viewing the beautiful examples assembled in this collection. The vast assortments of irregular and extra large sizes make it possible to supply practically any demand. (Rug Department, Fifth Floor)