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Market Flooded With 231,17
? ?Country Brand on
Sale at 27 Cents.
V PiGETA BLES I \ p f. j.; \ |- \
Greens Come bv Shipload ami
Potatoes Are Low at
W hol<?sa]<?.
Kggs? (<>al fresh eegs of the gladsome
T'.astertide variety. the genuine IS carat,
hen fruit of commerce?no longer are
being marketed at jewelry store prices.
It sounds like propaganda, but perfectly
sound eggs with the true country flavor
rau be bought at letail in some of the
chain stores at 27 cents a dozen, a price
?trongiy reminiscent of pre-wartime
Jovs.
Br. Kugene H, Porter. Commissioner
of the State Department of Farms and
Markets, sang an Eastor oaro! on the
theme yesterday from his offt e in Al
bany, ana these are some of the cheer
ing assurances for which lie stands
sponsor:
"Wholesale markets in lower Man
hattan were flooded with eggs this last
week and egg prices hav? tumbled down
practically to pre-war levels. During
the week the new receipts o' ecg-j
amount'd to 231,477 cases, which was
about iiO.OOO cases more than the week
before. At the present prices large
Quantities of eggs probably will he nut
Into cold storage in the next two week",
to be held until next winter, when the
fresh supply will be light.
"The decline in egg prices has brought
large losses to many. One m.on lost a1*
much as $15,000 on two carloads.
"Western first grade eggs sold at 25
to 2$ cents a dozen wholesale. The
fresh hennery white egg* from nearby
sections brought from 30 to 35 cents.
The top price for the expensive fresh
gathered eggs in the market was 37 to
US cents, wholesale."
Commenting upon the same subject,
Tlerschel S. Jones, the city director for
the same State department, said : "The
best eggs to be hud anywhere in New
York city?the best, selected, farcy eggs
? should not be more than about 45
cents a dozen, retail. Those are the
'jggs that brought as high as $1.25 at
the peak of prices. The eggs that are
selling at 27 to 30 cents a dozen are
fresh eggs. too. No buyer need be sus
picious of them. They are not stora?e
eggs, for all the storage e^gs in the city
were cleaned up a month or more ago."
It is something of a shock to the con
sumer to observe a commodity for which
there jg a strong seasonal demand, as
for eggs at Kaster time, suffering a
slump instead of a boost in price at the
very moment when demand is most in
sistent. Wise men who profess to know
about such phenomena explain it by say
ing the Amalgamated Sorority of Work
ing Rens of the country b?w*an laying
uncommonly early this year because of
the mild weather and the early spring,
and that, as their union recogniees no
rules limiting output, they have con
tinued to lay early and often, so th*t
many of them have sore throats from
continuous cackling.
Commissioner Porter, since man may
rot live by eggS alone, adds the timely
Information that "big shipment* of green
\egetables from Virginia came in during
the week by the Old Dominion Steam
ship Line from Norfolk. The ship ar
riving Thursday brought 7,200 barrels
of spinach. 1,700 barrels of kale and
?.4"0 barrels of small raelshos. Toma
toes, lettuce, cauliflower, celery, green j
peppers, kale, cabbage and spinach were I
received from Florida, North and South <
Carolina and California.
"Potatoes are ch?ap and plentiful In !
the wholesale market. Up-State New '
York potatoes of ordinary quality sold 1
st IVi to 114 cents a pound, wholesale !
Long Taland potatoes in the farmers' I
markets were 2 cents a pound or leas, j
Round, white up-State potatoes, which '
were selling last year at $9.50 to |9 75 I
s bag of 1S0 pounas mav be bought!
now at *3.23 to $2.60."
EASTER FLOWERS FAIL TO
HIDE GLOOM OF FLORISTS
Crowds Admire Beautiful Displays, but Rush to Buy
Does Not Materialize?Prices Cut in Some
Shops to Help Sales.
Dceu (loom permeated the fragtant ..oped "or ?o den harvest tailed to rna
atmoaph?re of moat of the citv'a florist '*'? de.tle. ;? made hasty reductions
. .... r l1"' m-uning off as much as
shop* )a?. night. lb, chili wind of 33 U3 pe(. WR in many in,tano?.. ,,
business deflation that wrought havoc tliat they might .:ot be left u.ti
with otiier businesses anil .aused a gen- stocks m Jieir i?nds Ons r*'ift'.i vint
... , . dealer said; ' i'ni doing busings l-ec".
' Wtwun of purse string .^er>- , ,,ar< (ny ,jriw9> bllt , ,.!0? ilAl
where had nipped tin- Kafler flower some of the >t'-.er concern* .hj.->i'' ? <
' tradr in the bud. cut an' <Jj) ayoinat it"
Although in the man> shops that help luet -mw far theli .vi.l '.ii.
brighten Piftli avenue and the Broa;i- i>oiow th. flgino of i.yi C 3:;r ? u ii->a'.
wav theatre district there w<?r>- . ertain ' * we not in .< rr.n.id Co sarS.-t a*o lat
blooms that continued to lift their heads nigi.*.
proudly above topnotch price tags. and Tin? demand. :>cco;ct!ug to Fi ? r
although some of the favorite plants nue dealer*. was nso-dly for pi cit ard
seemed to be mailing a hold stand of lhe?sr. the bouffii1 i.vitlc held first piace
against the imve of deflation. fhere was These plants wore aelllng in only .1 few
no concealing the disappointment of of fiie lie.'t niiops and wet*) bringing
most of the dealers. from $5 to |S5 each. T-tamhleis and
Despite the fart that the shops seemed azaleas, it waa stated, wcr- ;e!linr ?
crowded moat of the time, and that ; prices averaging about "o per cent. I?"s?
many of them remained open far Into; *han the prices" of lut year. Hydran
the night, there was at no time the great ! goas were gotnsr at. $1 and $1'.: P'" plant,
rush that had been anticipated, and ac- Cut flowers, though not so m :< In
; cording to ?lie florists the buyers were favor, were in some i.-anes bringing r.fgh
i not as liberal with their money as in prices because of their seaicity. K.? ''"1*
j f irmer years. Kven in the best shops lilies, of which the supply was r- tod.
' what are considered as big orders were were bringing To cents per hi .on: and
I few and far between, and it is upon single violets were marked at 14 a.vl S6
i these big orders that the florist must I per hundred In good store.- it. I in soa.-j
count for b great part of his Easter rare cases at from 55 to 110 per hun
I financial harvest. ? dred. Other violets were selling cor.sid
llere and there as time sped and the ; erahly below this mark.
VINCENT ASTOR'S NEW
YACHT IS LAUNCHED
The Second Nourmahal Is a
Swift, Steel Oil Burner.
Vincent Aster's now yacht the Nour
I ir.ahal. named after the famous craft of
! his father that was lost at sea for up
ward of two weeks in the fall of 1909.
i was launched yesterday from the yard
) of Robert Jacob on City Island.
The new Astor yacht is a swift, steel
I < il burner. Her beam is twenty-five
! feet, her draft ten feet and her steel
i shell is of three-eighths inch to five
sixteenths inch plate. The hull ia
I divided Into seven full water and oil
j t'ght compartments.
The craft is also designed to be quite
commodious, with a large dining salooik
nt the forward end of the deckhouse,
with galley and pantry directly aft; also
a smoking room 14 by 12 feet and a
I'ving room 22 by 18 feet. On the port
side are one double and two single state
? noma, while on the starboard side are
| ? large single stateroom, a maid's room,
j These, like the dining saloon, are fin
! is tied in white, while the livtr.se and
j smoking rooms are finished in walnut.
Two Winton engines of the full Diesel
I type of six cylinders each are to drive
the craft through the water. These
ipeed producers ftre of 12. 1 F> and 16 inch
| bore, with 18 inch stroke. The plans of
1 the craft were drawn by Cox & Stevens.
The christening of the new Nourmahal
fell to Mrs. Oliver Pi Hey, and a large
party of friends was on hand to witness
the event. The old Nourmahal was built
for the late Col. John Jacob Asto"-. It
antedated the famous Noma. When
the old Nourmahal was "lost" in 1909
Vincent Astor was aboard.
ACCUSED OF GEM THEFT.
N'arnr Cnnnra Arrest of Chnnffenr
? nil Rfcoren Xeclilace,
Miss Nan Whalen, a graduate nurse
of 120 West 117tli street, compelled a
taxicab driver to proceed to the East
123d street police station yesterday,
where she turned him over to the po
lice.
Miss Whalen said she had driven to
1403 Fifth avenue, and while she made
a call left her handbag in the machine, j
In it were her $800 pearl necklace and
$45 In cash. When she returned the
handbag wa.s gone, and she then or
dered the "driver to go to the pollc*
F-tation. There, it was said. Detective
Kerr found the necklace In the toolbox
under the chauffeur's seat. The driver,
Irving Vltrol of 58 West 119th street,
was arrested and later was held in
$10,000 bail in Harlem Court on aus j
piclon of grand larceny.
j HELD IN SANITARIUM;
WOMAN SEEKS S35,000
Mrs. Mayhew of New York
Says Her Property Vanished.
Alleging that she was Illegally de
tained In Stamford Hall Sanitarium, at
Stamford. Conn., from June I, 1919.
until May 15, 1920, Mrs. Mary U. May
hew of Brooklyn began a suit in Stam
ford Saturday against the sanitarium
corporation for 533,000.
Mrs. Mayhew. 45 years ol !, was a
Haeher in a Xcw York public school,
and, according to counsel, she was
placed in the sanitarium by lier hus
; band, Zenas Mayhew of 42 Whitehall
) street, Xew York. She assert* she did
I not sign self-commitment papers- nnd
I that she wa= not committed through
the probate court In Stamford.
! She also alleges that her health was
i Impaired by being imprisoned with
drug <and liquor addicts| and insane
patients : that her mall was opened and
read, that some of her letters were
confiscated, and that she was comp.-lled
to scrub floors, wash windows and per
fonn other laborious work. She ahegps
her estate was dissipated during ht-r
imprisonment.
Dr. Frank W. Kobertson. superinten>4
j tnt of the sanitarium, said last 'night
! that Mrs. Mayhew was committed le
| gaily. He denied that she had been
J improperly treated or subjected to any
j humiliation while in the sanitarium.
I DEBS'S WORD OF HONOR
SATISFIES GOMPERS
Yet He Thinks Dougherty's
Action 'Singular.'
"I regard the Attorney-General's ac
tion as singular:*' said Samuel Gotnpers.
head of the American Federation of
I^abor. when aslctd yesterday what ht
thought of Mr. Daugherty allowing Ru
ger.e V. Debs, former Socialist candidate
for President, to Qalt prison at Atlanta
and go to 'Washington without guard.
"However." continued Mr. Oompers,
"it la not unprecedented, and it is very
seldom that a paroled prisoner breaks
his parole. In the case of a man
of the character of Gene Debs It is un
thinkable that he should not adhere to
his word of honor. I have been and
ever shall be a petitioner to the Govern
ment to have the President make a proc
lamation of amnesty to all political pris
oners. and of course I have laid special
stress upon the case of Mr. Debs."
City Loaders for Conventions
i<> Name State and Judicial
Candidates.
.New ",'o:k. city 01 ganrzal'on itepuo
licen* ?.r? a unit in backing th?> w?l ->t
? - r-< i jittry *.iw to tha exten* ? f
restoring the .-onvrntion vvotum for n
?utting eatid;d.*es tar .Stat ' and i :uici .l
ii .u: 1 - .-lent* of the tlv?
11 ? '.'tifying to this hri e -en
transmitted to Gov. Miller, and .
ert by iii?? ;<i ?? riiesaajf. on th .-b > t
of b-.nerxalm: \h<> taction Irv
A i-ivlngrron. I>'ly.
K..lvr, h.i: ?x.urjtsed hitnatif a? ..Ttu
i!vo to ,;ny possible puuiio trit.'
: 'ism of golntj too fst* in changing th"
! iirwcnt primary law. He says the public
: von't stand any rir.j* with tho law
j aft?r Statf anil judiciary conventions
hav<. pen brought back-aiid he Isn't
t :.e*rl!>!y I: em on that.
v ot rh< ether boroughs,
r * ?v?t, i><>:li.vo the o'd Himrsan-Green
J pi at: Of Y1-.-K ;.arty dos!;;na?!n'r com
| mitt, cs should h-: introduced for nil nor.v
! Instiors aelo'v .State :>nd judicial. Th?
j designees of th party would then go ci'
rr:?,. ry ba'-ot as a matter o? w;is .
; lr. ilcfer den!. nomlaofj would ha'.-'..- to use
? petition method. Tiie traders Imd
! IP i;en no public stand on the question.
; hut y.-M.-rlay to Ths New York Hbrai.d
: expr?.?sed their preference for designa*.
j ins? eorrurlrte-s.
j It is said this feature of the Tolbert
ftoinherr bill may bo made a part of
the Walton bill, which now deal* al
most exclusively with State and Judl
' clary nominee-".
Mr. Livingston could not be reached
yesterday, hue P. J. If. Kracke his
first lieutenant, expressed the Brookljn
! attitude, as follows:
"We are in favor of a return to tlte
State and judiciary conventions because
the State platform advocated it. But
we do not believe in tampering with the
direct primary law any further."
Samuel S. Koenig, head of the New
York county organization, said:
"For all offices below State and
judiciary we favor party designating
committees, all opposing candidates for
nomination to come in by petition.
However, we are open to conviction that
there should be no change in the pres
ent method of nominating such candi
dates. that all candidates for nomina
tion should be named by petition.
"The Bronx is most decidedly for
designating conunittecs below State and
judicial candidates." said Richard W.
Lawrence, leader o: that borough. "The
present method is haphazard and en
tirely bad. The usual method is for the
county ler.der with one or two of his
lieutenants to agree upon an 'unof
ficial' candidate. The candidate's name
has to be presented to the public
through petitions with which tho or
ganization is supposed to have nothing
to do. It. is both bothersome and cum
bersome. The result is the rank and
file of tho organization has little to say
about the candidate?much less than if
there were party designating commit
tees."
Joseph If. De Gragga. Queens county
leader, sa d :
"Not only are we for fulfilling our
platform pledges to return to State and
judicial conventions but personally I am
for a return to the convention system of
nominating all candidates from Gov
ernor right down to 'game warden,' 'My
notion is that direct primaries are a de
vice for the wealthy alone.
J. P. Thompson. Republican leader of
Richmond county, said his organization
had given little thought to modification
of the pr??ent. primary law beyond a
return to State and judiciary conven
tions, but there was no question that
party designating committees were the
right thing.
FIRK IS CTG.4R STORK.
Fire started in a cigar stand in the
Liggett Company's drug store in the
Hotel McAlpin building, at Broadway
and Thirty-fourth street yesterday, and
was put out without disturbing hotel
guests. The store had not opened for
business when the flre was noticed by
two firemen, Edward Berger and Will
iam Ottinger of Patrol No. 3. who were
passing. They failed Truck 24. The
flre was supposed to have started from
defective wiring.
Koch Prices Make Downtown Shopping an Extravagance
125th
Street
West
KOCH g <5
115th
Street
West
Fur Storage
At rrwderate cost ict Will store your
furs and Insure them against loss by
fire, theft and moth. Phone Morning
side 3000. Ext. 63.
Just Completed?A Phenomenal Purchase of
High-Grade Tricotine )
and Serge Dresses at
Most Distinctive Spring Models
Values $25 and Up
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Woir.en who have waited will certainly appreciate
an opportunity like this. Truly a brilliant group of
dresses is ready fcr vour selection.
They are of Tiicotine and fine Serges, divided into
long-waisted. short-waisted and straight-line models.
with eyekt mbioidery and other elaborate embroid
ered effects represented in the trimming scheme.
Sr me of the style? are iurther enriched by sashes in '
gay and subdued colors.
All sizes for women and misses
Remember?Sale opens Monday at 9 sharp. None C. 0. D. None Credited.
i
DRUG ADDICTION
GROWING IN CITY
Chief Magistrate MeAdooTrges
Abolition of the .Manu
facture of Heroin.
Chief Magistrate William McAcUio
issued a rtat.ement yesterday declar'ng
'hat the army of drug addicts In this
>i!y !s incrtjasirnr and that there call
?> , o permanent relief until the :nanu
? '?lure and distribution of heroin is
? yli^heu hy <->r of Congress. He has
Representative Ogden 1. Mills
o ii.Lroduce n bill to that effect.
Herein, the Chief Magistrate says, is
the drug which almost Invariably is
taken by the young addicts Who pass
;h:6.igh l'la office on their way to
Hiker* Island for treatment. It la
manufactured in this country, exportel
in large Quantities to Canada, Mexico,
Cuba and other countries and then
smuggled back and eventually sold by
pedlers to the addicts. A large quan
tity is smuggled In from Germany.
From five to ten addicts u day. Chief
Magistrate McAdoo said, pass through
his ottke. They say that the activities
of Deputy Police Commissioner Simon's
squad have made the pedlers cautious
and have forced up the price of heroin.
This means in roeay cases that the ad
dicts, some of whom have criminal
records, will commit almost any crime
to get the drug. Registration of drug
addicts has been abandoned, and only
about two out of a hundred buy heroin
on prescriptions from their physicians
Selling1 heroin is a crime under the
city and federal laws, and leaves the
seller liable to severe punishment if
convicted. The addict who buys the
drug also commits a crime, and, if con
victed. usually Is sent to the peniten
tiary, from which he is transferred to
the Workhouse Hospital at Rikers
Island for treatment. The addicts who
go through Chief Magistrate McAdoo's
office also go eventually to the same
place.
MENNONITES LEAVING
CANADA TO LIVE IN U. S.
Party of 59 Has Trouble at
Border on Way to South.
.Spedal Dispatch tn Tus ??aw Tosx JUmuld.
Kkgina, Bask., March 28.?A party of
fifty-nine, accompanied by five cars of
stock and effects?the advance guard of
the Mennonite move from Manitoba and
Saskatchewan to Alabama, and Missis
sippi?nave arrived at North Portal,
Husk. This is the first large party to
move. They are from .Herbert, Sask.,
and are having difficulties with the cus
toms officials, admittance to the United
Stales having been refused to several on
the ground of not being naturalized and
to others because of lack of money
qualifications, one is putting up a legal
battle, and is reported, to be In eom
i municatlon with four Senators.
The Mennonltes are leaving Canada
j because of dissatisfaction over the
| Saskatchewan school laws and the poor
I crop conditions of the last two or three
' years.
Stern Brothers
W est 42nd St. (Between 5th and 6th Avenues.) West 43rd St.
Our initial Display of the New Assortments for
Spring and Summer 1921 in
Sun Parlor or Porch Furniture
A complete showing of distinctive Furniture in
Reed, Willow, Cane and Old Hickory
at Prices Decidedly Lower than we have been able
to quote for several seasons past.
3 Piece Reed Suite (as illustrated)?Antique Ivory ^ | ~
or Frosted Brown, upholstered in Cretonne *bIUU.UU
4 Piece Reed Suite ? Frosted
Brown, upholstered in Tapestry,
$180.00
6 Piece Reed Suite
Grey, upholstered in
Frosted
Cretonne,
$275.00
Reed Chairs and Rockers?An
tique Ivory or Frosted Brown,
upholstered in Cretonne.
$20.00
Willow Arm Chairs
$9.50
Natural,
Reed Chairs and Rockers- Bar
onial Brown (Cretonne upholstery),
$16.50
6 Piece Reed Suite?Canary and
Grey, upholstered in Cretonne,
$325.00
3 piece Reed Suite Green, up
holstered in Cretonne,
$147.50
3 Piece Old Hickory Porch Set -
Settee, Arm Chair and Side Chair,
$18.75 .
Old Hickory Arm Chairs,
$7.50
Chaise Lounges (Natural Willow)
$22.50
Drastic Price Reductions on
IRISH HOUSEHOLD LINENS
Items mentioned herein are typical examples of the many
extraordinary values now obtainable in our Linen Department.
PURE LINEN TABLE CLOTHS
68x68 inches. Formerly $8.75, $4.25 70x72 inches, formerly 10.50,
70x70 inches. Formerly 10.00, $5.90 70x88 inches. Formerly 13.50,
70x70 inches. Formerly $9.75, $6.75 % 70x108 inches. Formerly 16.00,
PURE LINEN SATIN DAMASK NAPKINS
20x20 inches.
20x20 inches.
Formerly 12.75,
Formerly 14.00.
Dozen
$7.50
$8.50
22x22 inches.
22x22 inches.
Formerly 15.50,
Formerly 16.75.
Irish Union Linen Pillow
Cases Hemstitched. For
merly $3.75 pair . Now $2.75
Irish Union Linen Sheets --
Hemstitched. Formerly
$13.50 pair .... Now $9.00
$7.50
$9.75
11.50
Dozen
$8.50
$9.50
Pure Irish Linen Pillow
Cases Hemst itched. F or
merly $5.00 pair . . Now $2.95
Pure Irish Linen Sheets?Hem
stitched; single and double
bed sizes. Formerly $25 pr. 15.00
REAL MADEIRA LUNCHEON SETS
Hand Embroidered and Hand Scalloped (13 pieces m/% pyr
in the set) VERY SPECIAL, *0./0
AFTERNOON TEA NAPKINS Rose scalloped edge. 7c
eirb 'oidered corner designs. Very Special, doz. / O
yvA R^s
'?sXssi
Question
of
Taste
The French have an
amiable little proverb
which declares that "it
is not necessary to eat
the whole of an egg to
know that it is bad."
The few articles shown
below, then, are sufficient
proof that we have many
more as good.
Cross
'Duplex"
Purse
Shown open and closed. One of
which Is made of tan, genuine pig
skin leather, silk lining; other one
(which slips inside) of tan watered
silk. The outside flaps are ar
ranged so that a charming cffect
In produced. Each purse may be
carried separately if desired, as
they are both arranged with pock
ets to hold mirror and puff case,
and a strap handle at back. Size
8 inches long $17.40
In black morocco leather, with purple
or gray silk lining, gilt or gun metal
trimmings $15.75
Purple morocco leather, with silk
lining to match $15.75
Cross Wallet
A compact wallet, "one-fold" .dealam.
Made w ith silk-lined secret bill pocket
full length of case, covered extension
pocket on one side, card and stamp
pockets opposite. Of black genuiae
pin seal leather, nize 3!jx6& Inches
folded $10.80
Colored pin seal leather $11.35
Initials stamped without charge.
Cross Waste Basket
Made for waste?Intended for use.
This handsome piece of furniture
will be appreciated by the new
Bride. It. Ls made of solid mahog
any. with cane sides. Slae 11^
lnclie* square at top, 16',4 Inches
high 412.75
Cross Wardrobe Trunk
For men and women,
A CROSS wardrobe tmak will give
you all the convenience of your home
wardrob*.
We call your attention to our new
lino of trunks?very beat make*.
Fitted with all the latent conven
iences. such as Ironing board, p!aee
fitted for electric Iron, laundry bac.
?hoe boxes and pockets and mm)
with dint-proof door, whloh protects
clothing. Made with very attractive
lining* Our extensive line Is worthy
of your attention.
The truak Illustrated nbova contains
frarment hangers, dust-proof door,
argo alxe laundry bag attached. re
movable Ironing board and six spa
clous drawers. Made of flbre cover
ing and binding, with iitrong locUa.
Wardroha Trunk* from $48 te
$131.80
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