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jfejieat-Colonel Requests Right
f to Leave Army in Curt
Note to Baker.
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
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.
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.
City in Great Danger if Big
Blaze Starts With Engi
neers on Strike.
Building Trades Workers
Seeking Truce Stock Yards
Jobs Are Deserted.
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.
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
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.
Viators Break Out In Leavenworth
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.
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,
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Court of Appeals to Review Trial
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.
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.
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.
384 Fifth Avenue
35th & 36th Sts.
Greeley 2044
H Altmmt $c (0.
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
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
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 .
(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
E50 Men's Silver Belt
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.
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)

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