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Losers Would Make Raid on
Shipments When Their
Stacks Ran Low.
Witness in His Confession
Implicates Fifty Other
Conspirators Would Put In
Orders With Each Other
for Thing-s Needed.
Special Despatch to Tub Nbw York Hjquld.
Macon, qu., March 17.?W. A.
Hughes, former express messenger,
one of the principal witnesses through
" ',otn the Government expects to
prove a oonsplracy to steal millions
irom the United States In express
shipments of the American Railway
Express Company, declared on the
witness stand to-day that part of the
money derived from the thefts wont j
to pay poker debts accumulated on!
Up and down the road the men
would play poker, he said, and then
when one was broke tho express car |
would lie looted for something the'
winners would buy, and the game
would continue.
f >iat Hughes's life has been threat
ened if he gave damaging testimony)
at the trial was indicated to-day when I
it was ascertained that a special guard
has been placed over him during the'
Hughes was on the stand most of the j
nay. He said he had "done businoss"
with all but two of the fifty-three de- i
fendants. the number having been re- I
duced by one this morning when a case I
against W. P. Ilosey of At'anta was
nolle pressed.
The Assistant District Attorney. Eiem
powers, took up the list of defendants
in alphabetical order. lie had called'
only flve names before adjournment,
Hughes telling every detail in connection
with the transactions w tn each man. i
It will take him about four days to
complete the list. ,
On one occasion Hughes said that j
C. R. Baker, a conductor, bad negotiated ,
for a bicycle and it was being hauled
up and down the road by C. R Erlnson,
a messenger on an opposite run, falling
to meet Baker to make the delivery
?'One day," said Hughes. "Baker's
train met mine and he stuck bis head
In my door and furiously yelled:
'Where's my bicycle?' Next day I met
R.iker and told him he had played hell,
that there was a route agent In my
car when he asked about the bicycle.
'I don't care,' Baker said, 'r want that
"We bad a big laugh over the inci- !
dent, and when he tinally got th* blovcle
Haker was so furious over the delay
that ho wouldn't pay more than $25
for It."
Hughes named Joshua Stewart and
C M. Crosson a.i the only defendants
of the fifty-three with whom he had
not had transactions.
The witness said that out on the road i
the far doors between basgab'e and ex
press cars were thrown open.
"That gave us two cars of shipments i
to look over to see if there was any
thing that we wanted." ho explained, f
He said he often played poker with I
J. L. Jcfinson, C. F. McMillan and C.
W. Pearc-e. defendants.
"Wo didn't talk much about stealing j
while we were playing." he said, "but I
when one of uk went, broke we had to i
tret something out of the shipments to '
.-ell to tho winning players, so that we '
could get more money with which to i
continue the game. One of the players j
would buy something from the one that >
went broke If w could find anything
that whs wanted."
Tt Was after 1W17 that the practice of j
tecelvlng order ? for ?oods became gen- i
era!. Hughes testified.
"The railroad men wouid give orders |
for suits of clothes, automobile tires,
specifying sizes; women's underwear
snd other thlncs. Later on they be
came bolder and not only railed for
things that they needed, but for things
th.it they could sell to other people.
He said he pitched one coop of chick
ens bearing a C. O. P. tag for *16 out
of a?loor near th? home of C. R. Baker
end received 59 later from Baker for It.
Another shipment of thoroughbred J
chickens, lie cald. was delivered to I
Haker through a third party at Albany.
Only Fnded Hawking and
Pedling, Says Knight.
Frank J. Foe and hi* partner In the
plumbing: busine3s. Charles A. Murphy,
completed their defence yesterday in
their trial for violation of the State anti
trust law. Another of the accused. John
t?. Knight, president of the Master
Plumbers' Association, was testifying In
Ms own bclmlf when Justice McAvoy
adjourned the proceeding.; to this morn
Knight Is an engineering graduate of
Columbia t'niverslty and is the envy of
the profession In rospoit of his "class
of trade." He produced a list of cus
tomers. which Included the names of
John P. Rockefeller and Paul D. Cra
vath. lie Is a member of tho firm of
J. N. Knight A Son. founded by his
grandfather in 18.'".
As a witness he outlined v/hnt he
called the evils of the old indiscrim
inately competitive system of bidding
for contracts. He called it "pedling and
hawking bids." He called on John T.
Hettrlck. author of the "code of prac
tice," to see what Hettrti-k could do to
end these evils. He said he anU Het
trlck never agreed that the latter was
to have the sole say as to prices. Knight
made his own estimates.
A dividend sheet, according to which
Hettrlck distributed among the plumbers
money from the insurance fund which
tliey supplied was shown the witness.
He said he had nevrr seen It before the
Charles A. Murphy denied there had
been any conspiracy to allot work or
niter bids. Deputy Attorney-General K.
M. Kpence dt??d several Instances of
ohsnglng of bids by Hettrlck. Murphy
said he had no part In this.
The body of Carlton Roberts, who was
at Cantlgny. France, May 8. 1918.
In the first engagement of American
troops, was taken yesterday to the home |
r.f h's nnrents. Mr. and Mrs. Wsrner J. ?
Robert;:. ??:. 1 ]? .ifoid avenue, Brooklyn, j
Jurist's Preference for Brunettes on Juries Gives
Chicago Women a Chance to Extol the Fair
Haired, Blue Eyed Sisterhood.
De>pat<h to The New Yoik Heaald.
Chicaoo, March 17.?Any ventrilo
quist, palmist, astrologer or soothsayer,
i ven the moet Inexpert?If appealed to
by Municipal Judge Morris of New York
city might tell him that there are a few
blondes after him?nettled blondes, In
dignant blondes, blondes that are quite
formidable. In fnct
Chicago blondes. It might be added.
Justico Morris has been rash enough
while bringing in the first Jury of
women in the State to warn his bailiffs
tftat none but brunettes Is desired.
"There will be no blondes on this 1
jury." he decreed. "Blondes are fickle."
Loud noise of blonde storm bursting
in Chicago with earnest support from a
brunette or two. Arid here Is what the
thunder tells:
Mrs. Samuel Insull?Foolish. I know
'nothing about such things.
Mrs. Kellogg Fairbank?Silly. Too
absolutely silly to talk about.
Mrs. Samuel T. Chase?Xonscnse.
Why, look at some of the wonderful |
women of the world who were blondes?
Jane Austin, marvellous nov< list; Susan
B. Anthony, mother of suffrage for
women; Alice Freeman Falmer, former
president of Wellesk-y, a splendid wom
an ; Maria Mitchell, astronomer, and
scores of others. Justice Morris doesn't
know what he is talking: about.
MIhb Jessie Binford of the Juvenile
Protective Association?There's some
thing: wrong with that man's head. I
wonder what he thinks of blond Jury
men. I wonder if he thinks at all. I
wonder whether he's worth thinking
about. Perhaps the Judge is sincere, but
Miss Edith Rookwood, secretary of
the Woman's City Club of Chicago?
An idea that is too nonserslcal for com
Mrs. Frederick D. Countlss?Judge
Morris had better put another nickel
In the slot and see what he can get
out. Why, some of the strongest char
acters I've ever known havo been blonde.
1 wish the Judge knew Mrs. Roger
Bullard of New York city. I wish he
knew more than he does. Not that it
worries me at all, however?a man like
that being zero in things to wonder
Mrs. Robert McCall, prominent club
woman?Well, it is true, from my ob
servation that brunettes are more posi
tive, less wlggly-woggly than blondes,
more decided stronger characters, but
to discriminate against blondes for that
reason on a Jury, is nonsense. By all
means let us have blonde women as
well as blond men 011 Juries. If the
Judge has his ideas, let there be less
blondes so that the brunettes can win
them over.
Continued from First Page.
in his yacht for Southern waters about j
the same time.
Pince the beginning of the notion, it is j
said, evidence has been obtained by law- j
yers representing Mrs, ?Ullman and her I
son Guy which tends to weaken the al- j
legations made by the banker in his com- j
plaint. The strangest part of this evi- j
dence Is quoted as being the fact that j
Mr. and Mre Stillman did not separate
until the spring of 1920. Guy Stillman
was born the November previous.
Serving of the summons and complaint
on Mrs. Sjtlllman and her son as they
were about to sail for Southampton
aboard the White Star liner Olympic on
July 8 last came as a complete surprise
to the banker's wife. It has been learned.
It is said that wh^n the marital dif
ficulties reached the breaking point in j
the Stillnuin family something In the |
nature of an agreement was entered into I
Uncle of Justice McAvoy Out
of Order, He Says.
Francis S. McAvoy, an uncle of Su
preme Court Justice John V. McAvoy,
was ejected yesterday from the Court or
General Sessions, over which, years ago,
he presided as Recorder.
Mr. McAvoy, now a practising attor
ney, went into Part 'I of the court with
a girl stenographer. The case of Frank
S. Taylor, formerly a broker of 50 Brond
street, under indictment on a charge of
grand larceny, was called. Mr. McAvoy ?
arose to press for the removal from the
prosecution of Assistant District-Attor- j
ney John T. Doollng. Judge Mulqueen
told him he had no standing in the I
court, as the prosecution was in the
hands of the District Attorney.
"I insist upon making iny motion,"
Mr. McAvoy said.
"Will you ple&ae keep quiet?" replied
Judge Mulqueen.
"I will not."
"If you don't I may have to ask your
removal from the courtroom."
Mr. McAvoy then directed his ste
nographer to take down everything that
had been said. Again the Judge admon
ished him. saying that the work of the
court was being Interrupted. Mr. Mc
Avoy continued to talk to his stenogra
pher. Capt. Wlnfield Sullivan and an
other court attendant be;j;an nudfiing
him toward the door. He protested vig
orously and gesticulated with his cane
until lie dropped it. Capt. Sullivan re
stored It to him at the elevator. There
he said he would seek redreta before a
Grand Jury.
Fear Favored Bidder Will Get
Property at Lou) Price.
A petition flU*d by Gustavus A. Rogers,
counsel for a committee of bondholders
of the Dreamland Company, asking post
ponement for sixty days of the proposed
sale in bulk next Tuesday of the Dream
land property at Coney Island by the
Title Guarantee and Trusrt. Company,
trustee, will be heard to-day before Jus
tice Van Slclen In the Brooklyn Supreme
Court. The petition asks also for an
order to compel the referee and the trus
tee to offer the property in several par
cels as well as In bulk to obtain the
highest bid, and for the appointment of
a receiver to take charge of the property
txinding the saie and foreclosure.
The claim of the bondholders' protec
tive committee, whom Mr. Rogers repre
sents, Is that an attempt to sell at this
time the property in bulk Is In the In
terest of an individual or favored bidder
rather than to give the public a fair op
portunity to bid on the property In sep
arate parcels, which would realize a
larger price.
Cane Sugar
Whatever the des
scft/it is best made
and more uniformly
goodi if you
Sweeten it with Domino
0' (tudfiteil. Tablet.
. Cnntu< tii?uer<i, Ufowrt,
' . . GiiMlSi Syrup. j
whereby Mrs. Stillman was to have been
toe ore to begin the action.
An investigation at White Plains yes
terday showed that Mr. Stillman and his
attorneys, in their efforts to keep the
fact of the divorce suit a secret, made dif
ferent leval moves In three counties In
the Ninth Judicial District. The original
action was started in Putnam county,
an order appointing John E. Mack as
guardian ad litem for Guy Stillman was
filed In Dutchess county, while the or
der directing Mr. Stillman to show
cause why ho should not be examined
as to his income was filed in Westchester
Justlco Morachauser said yesterday
that the order directing the banker to i
show cause remains open and can be I
brought up for argument at any time, i
It was reported that attorneys fpr Mr.
Stillman obtained some time ago''a court j
order directing several telegraph com
panies to examine their files to see what
telegrams had been sent by Mrs. Stillman
to the Stillman camp at Three Rivers, i
Meet in Syracuse to Confer on
Organization in State.
Hjjr. ial r>rsnatcli to Tin: New York Hbrai.d.
Syracuse, March 17.?Five hundred
State and national women leaders in
the Republican party, with a sprinkling
of men. met to-day at a luncheon at
Syracuse University for conferences on
extension and protection of the women's
Republican organization in New York
| State.
Mrs. William Van Namec, chairman
| of the speakers' bureau in the last cam
paign, talked on the formation of the
I National Women's Republican Club.
Mrs. William H. Ives reported on the
work done by Republican women and
Mrs. Rosalie L. Whitney of Brooklyn
spoke on legislation.
( Romantic Legend Traoeg Still
I man Corespondent Back to a
Count and Conntess.
Young Son of Titled Pair Kid
napped by Indians Back
in 1720.
Special Despatch to Tin \'*w Tobk H skald.
Montreal, March 17.?A romantic
legend of the noble lineage of Ferd K
Reauvals. the former guide who has
been named as corespondent by James A.
Stlllman of New York In a divorce milt,
was recalled to-day by the Catholic cure
of Caughnawaga, a little town across
the St. Lawrence from this city, where
the Beauvals family has lived for gen
The cure, who has been investigating
the hiHtory of the population of the vil
lage for a great many years, said that
among the old traditions was one telling
how a young count and countess named
De Beauvais lived in the Montreal col
ony probably about 1720. A young son
| of the couple was kidnapped by the In
dians. and though a search was made
tor the child for many months he never
was found and his parents Anally
mourned him as dead. The baby was
supposed to have grown up with the
Indian tribe and to have been absorbed
by It.
"This is only a tradition." said the
; cure. "but here is a singular thing. Up
to a few years ago the Indians here took
names thnt handed down no surnames.
All of them had fanciful names, but the
name of De Beauvais was not like this.
It goes back many, many years. It is
in the parish baptismal register, and all
evidences point toward the fact that all
those who bore the name were proud of
it because of Its traditional origin."
Ferd Beauvais In now employed In
this city by an insurance company, and
his business cards read "Ferd K. de
Beauvais." How long he has been us
ing the prefix "de" Is not known. Such !
11 "ame usually indicates an origin in
the French nobility.
When questioned regarding the Still
man case Beauvais said that "the peo
ple Involved can work out their own '
problems," and steadfastly refused to
amplify that statement.
hverything that has been printed
about me and my connection with this
siffair," he said, "has been distorted and i
Is untrue. I have been mace to say I
things that I have not said. Everything I
that I have said has been before wit
A married sister of Beauvais and a
brother Arthur live In the village of
Caughnawaga. The Beauvais children
according to the cure, have spent most
? ^ .i 68 there- Arthur Beauvais
la older than Ferd. thicker of girth and
shows more plainly the effects of his
Indian heritage. Arthur sMd he helped
locate Isabel Armstrong, a former nurse
of the Stillmans, for Mrs. Stlllman some
?.ur "f January. He appeared
elated that he got back across tho border
before Mr. Stlllman found him.
Lansing, March 17?By a vote of
16 to 14 the Michigan Senate late to-day
defeated an eugenics bill after an amend
ment excluding women from provisions
or the bill had been adopted. The
measure would have required applicant"
for marriage licenses to file physicians'
certificates stating their mental and
physical qualifications
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HE former Kaiser of Germany has
written a book which presents the
German viewpoint of conditions
before the war and in which he
states his own position. The New York Herald
has secured this book for newspaper publication
in America. A complete digest of the book will
be published in The New York Herald, Next
Sunday, March 20.
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