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, TO REPAY ELWELL Lou a Clark, Florida Postmis tress, Says Slain Whist Ex port Threatened iler. LENT $38,000 ONCE TO HER Alleged Confession Says She Took Government Cash to Settle the Debt. Bpei tal Despatch to Tim New York Hbsald. Jacksonville, Kla , Aug. 7.?The name of Joseph B. Elwell was men tioned to-day In a statement made by Lena Clark, alleged murderer of Fred erick Miltlmore of Orlando and em bezzler of $38,000 from the West Falm Beach post office, of which she was postmistress. Miss Clark declared. In her cell at Orlando, that she had bor rowed money from the slain whist ex pert and that to return it she had taken j postal funds. She wrote him later to J borrow the money back, but he was j killed before she could get a reply. "There are only three people who \ could have hacked me up in my state ments in reference to what lia.s hap pened and they are dead." she said. | Elwell, she declared, was one of the j three. When asked if she had anything j to do with the Elwell murder, she said i a woman in a light dress was seen i coming from Ills apartment In the early morning, and "a? I had on a light drees at that timo I often wondered if they would think it was me." Miss Clark's alleged confession signed by herself and witnessed by M. t. Hart, Deputy Sheriff of Orange county, sajs: "After battling with the loss for sev eral months I borrowed the money from a friend of my brother, whom I sup posed to be a New York business man, who had been hunting and fishing v. ith m.v brother In the Everglades, Joseph Elwell by name, and ( was shocked to learn later that he was a gambler. "Some months after T straightened my accounts with liis money Mr. Elwell tried to hold this over my head and threatened to tell the Inspector of the occurrence, unless 1 gave the money back to him or went to New York to work for him. "T returned the money as soon as 1 could and again carried the shortage hy shifting figures and In carrying amounts over for about eighteen months past. In the early part of May, 1920. I worked until midnight on ny accounts and went home leaving all vouchers In a drawer in my desk designed for that purpose. "In the morning when I came to the office the desk was broken open and the accounts gone; also all records of paid money order numbers. "I was completely disheartened by the loss, which made it almost Impos sible for me to hide the other any longer. T wired for an inspector, who arrived in a few days and recommended to the auditor that credits be allowed me for the stolen orders; that I was ?ot sure that this would be done and wrote Mr. Elwell that I had decided to let him help me out. Death intervened, as he was found murdered in his home in New York a few days later, before T heard a second time from him." In her confession she exonerates Baxter Patterson, the chauffeur, who took her to Orlando from West Palm Beach. MINGO MINERS OFFER SETTLEMENT TERMS Gov. Morgan to Consider Res olutions of Union. Charleston. W. Va., Aug. 7.?rtesolu tlons setting forth terms for a settle ment of the industrial controversy in Mingo county were adopted here to-day at a mass meeting of union miners and (?resented to Gov. E. F. Morgan. The Governor requested time to consider them and said that he would despatch his reply to C. F. Keeney, president of Dis trict 17. United .Mine Workers of Amer ica. There, were more than 1,000 miners at the meeting, which was addressed by "Mother" Jones and other speakers. The resolutions adopted for the pro posed settlement Include appointment of a commission of six to adopt rules and methods for adjustment of any dis putes arising between the two parties, < rcation of a board of arbitration, estab lishment of an eight hour day, and that employees have the right to trade where they desire. BRONX BANDITS USE DOG AS A LOOKOUT Relieve Couple of Money and Jewelry. While walking along Southern Boule vard at 1 o'clock yesterday morning Frederick Fcis of 343 East 151st street and Miss Jennie Ganley of 480 East 137th street, were held up and robbed by two armed bandits, who appeared from betiind bushes near the corner of 143d street. The bandits ordered the couple to go to a vacant lot back of a tenement house. When they reached the lot one bandit relieved Eels of a gold watch and chain, a diamond pin, a solitaire dia mond ring and $43 in cash, while the other bandit covered Miss Gahley with his revolver. According to Kels, the ban dits had a little dog which stood on the sidewalk during the holdup and gave a warning ? growl whenever anyone was heard approaching. This signal gave them an opportunity to hide from the passerby. The bandits escaped. PRESIDENT HEADING HOME ON MAYFLOWER Washington, Aug. 7.?The Mayflower cn route from Portland, Me., to Wash ington, with President and Mrs. Harding aboard, to-night was off tlm Bhode Isl and coast in the vicinity of Block Island, according to a wireless message rcc iv. d by the naval communications service here. The message, sent at 8:42 P. M. by Secretary christian, said: "Fine weather; all well." The yacht la due to arrive here Tues day noon. WRECK NARROWLY AVERTED. Boston, Mass., Aug 7.?Plies of stone placed on the outbound track of the Boston and Albany itallroad near the Chestnut. Hill station were discovered to-day Just In time to avert a wreck, tabroad authorities announced. fulice and railroad officials believe It I was a dellb<rate attempt to derail a train. CARISO FAMILY THANKS. Bomb. Aug. 7.?The family of the late Enrico Caruso has circulated through the Btefanl Agency a mewage of thank# to the people of Italy and abroad for the Eympathy expressed at the death of the noted tenor. SWIVEL CHAIR TAX EXPERTS TO BE SENT OUT COLLECTING Internal Revenue Commissioner Will Reduce Desk Jobs and Put More Men in Field With the Bag?Payments Unsatisfactory. Special Despatch to Tin New Yokk Heialo. New York Hrrald Bureau. I Washington, 1). Aug. 7. ) Fewer swivel chair experts In Wash ington and more field men to collect the country's revenues is now the object of David H. Blair, Internal Revenue Com missioner. in a new programme for ef the number of desk Jobs In Washington through a plan for closer coordination of the different revenue units here. Two months survey of the revenue situation. Mr. Blair said, has forced the conviction that the Government is not collecting its revenues adequately because of Insufficient field men. Mr. Blair said that he Is hopeful Con flclency. He said to-night that larger I will pass legislation, now pending. for the creation of new revenue coliec forces of trained r perts wotiid be I)llt | t|on districts In such large centres as j into the licid in all revenue collection Xew York. But meantime, through the ; districts. perfection of a better plan, he hopes to I Mr. Blair expects to be abie to enlarge | effect partial relief in some of the more the staffs of collectors by cutting down | congested districts. VOICE OF CARUSO HEARD AT SERVICES Many Weep as Singer's Record of Handel's 'Largo* Echoes Through Chapel. There were singers or the Metro politan at the memorial services for Enrico Caruso in the Funeral Chuich , yesterday, and there were stage hands from the opera house where he had his greatest triumphs, and others who , had worked with him a/ul lived with him. That was only fitting, but be- . sides these there were the people who used to wait in the long lines at Thir ty-ninth street and Broadway on the nights that he was to sing; there were ; fellow countrymen who never met him, , but who watched with pride his rise to a tremendous popularity. Many more came to the little chapel than possibly could crowd Uito it. A ( large church could have been filled easily with those who wanted to pay their respects to the tenor's memory. j Men and women stood along the walls j of the chapel itself and were jammed j in the passageway. When the ser-. vices were over as many came in as had filled it before under the lmpre3- I sion that they were to be repeated. ; The services were singular In that they ended with Caruso's singing of Handel's "Bargo." Many who sat dry eyed through the tributes that were paid him and the music of others burst into tears when the record began to give again the notes of the voice they loved. Dr. Antonia Steiia. Caruso's private physician, took charge of the services. He praised Caruso as an artist and as a citizen, and said he considered it one of New York's greatest honors that it fostered Caruso and helped to bring out the best there was in him. Stofano Miele, president of the Order of the Sons of Italy, spoke of Caruso's devotion to | his family. Father Ccraso of the Church of Our Bady of Sorrow, in Green ville. N. J.. a personal friend of the tenor's, led a prayer in Italian. Dr. Samuel H. Prince of St. Stephen's also FPMtss Carnicla Ponselle. a sister of Rosa Pontile, rang "Face to Fare and n?s?publ^yaSpcarance in this country "*,!!.????. Helena M.rah and CW| \rden all of the Metropolitan Opera Company, were present. Others were: r>r H. A. Glannlnl, president of the East River Savings Bank, and Mrs. C Caner president of the Philharmonic Society Antonio Scotti, the life long M,?d of m?chWi? come Bruno Zirato. his private secre tary ami confidential associate, stayed ? wnuM it had been announced Stat he would speak, and ho feit that he C?AU m... -Illb. hjM morrow ^ so^tha" Uttle Italy will tiavo 0|>p.?jj". 5ffjs, ssws. ? KTr.rorll. charity ot C.ru?'?. <t>? Italian Hospital. - i mountain searchers FIND DR. STONE'S BODY Wife Who Survived Accident Is On Her Way to It. \ ncr 7?The body of filii \RT. AH^-t AUK- , * iLt. nr W. B. stone, president of the Purdue ^"'^[^uken ^Banff. ifwm announced in a message received MSr."S.Tli<?.t hi. Ufa I" ?" ????* to climb Mont Eanon on Jul> ^ ?n Ills wife who was found nllve alter i. Ing for eight Viatii , Is also on her wa> to .s , regarding the recovery of . body were not contained in the m . v HARVARD GLEE CLUB ENDS EUROPEAN TOUR Sings in Calvin's Cathedral at Geneva and Disbands. Gexkva, Aug. 7.?The Harvard Glee Cluh concluded Its European tour here to-day. The club sang In the Calvin Cathedral this morning and this after noon the city authorities gave the students n reception In the city park, where several American conipasltions were sung. After the reception the students dispersed. Most of the members of the Glee Flub will visit other countries before return ing to the United .states. FOUR HELD IN PLOT FOR $50,000 HOLDUP Gang Said to Have Been Re cruited in Many Cities. CilFisTF.n, Pa.. Aug. 7.?Four men were held without hall after a hearing In police court here to-day charged with being participants In an alleged conspiracy to hold up and rob last : night's meeting of the ironworkers Building and Bonn Association. The police declare they frustrated the al leged plot and saved the receipts of the meeting, which amounted to more than $50,000. They assert that irvn from St. Louis. ( Chicago, New york and Wilmington, Del., Were irrpllcated. 800 ROOKIES REACH PLATTSBURG CAMP Special Train From This City Carries Bulk of Seekers of Militarv Training. Special Despatch In Tun New Yohk Hrrai.d. Pi.aTT8:jcro. Aug. 7.?E.ght hundred untrained military ;ncn of three States. New Yoik, New Jersey and Delaware, are sleeping to-night at Plattsburg Barracks. "These comprise the "Red" Citizens Military Training Camp, which was opened with a bang yesterday and which will continue for weeks. Forty-seven men from the northern districts arrived at the cam,-1 about 10:30 last night. The men had not eaten since r.oon. and six o? seven army cooks were routed out of their bunks to supply the newcomers with their first taste of army "chow." Severn; trains discharged large numbers of students all day to-day and these were taken to the camp in army trucks. At 7 :15 to night the bulk of the men arrived on a special train which left New York at 9 o'clock this morning and which let the students off at the barracks. To-day was devoted to registering the men, issuing equipment and assigning them to quarters. Many of the men were vaccinated and Inoculated at once, and there will be an epidemic of sore arms for the first few days of the camp. Seventy-five instructors. Regular Army officers. Reserve Corps officers and non-commissioned officers from every military post in the Second Corps area will tesoh the students the duties of a private in the L'nited States Army. Lieut.-Col. W. G. Doane of the Sec ond Infantry is camp commander. Other officials at headquarters are Major Octave Decarrc, Coast Artillery Corps, executive officer; Major Thomas L. Crystal, Infantry. I). O. L? senior instructor; Major Frank W. ?Milburn, Twenty-eighth Infantry, assistant senior Instructor; Major A. Eillcot Brown, In fantry D. O. L., inspector; Major Har vey II. Fletcher, Thirty-sixth Infantry, adjutant: Capt. John T. Conover, Quartermaster Corps, supply officer; Lleut.-Col. Franklin J. Bumham, Quar termaster Reserve Corps, morale offi cer, and First Lieut. Norman B. Chand ler. Twenty-second Infantry, personnel adjutant. The men are quartered in the barracks recently occupied by the students of the Reserve Officers' Training Camp and which are the same as of the orig inal training camp. They have been assigned to twelve companies, about 67 men to a company, and the companies are arranged according to the ages of the students. During the second week of the camp an airplane will be brought here from Mitchel Field. Mlneola, L. I., to assist in manoeuvres. The recreation hut opened this even ing with Mrs. Mary Robinson of Platts burg. post hostess, and a corps of assis tants, in charge. The Enlisted Men's Service Club also will be opened to the i students. A series of dances will be held under the direction of the post hostess and a committee of town ladies headed by Mrs. J. II. Booth of Platts burg. Excursions to all nearby points of interest also have been planned. SUICIDE ATTEMPT IS LAID TO WOMAN Note Found in Peter Bender's Pocket Upbraids 'No-Hearted' Person Whom He Loved. A search of the clothing of Peter Bender. Insurance agent of New York. Chicago and Detroit, who Is In the Dover, N. J., General Hospital recover ing from a shot wound In his chest, re vealed yesterday a note, according to the Mortis county detectives, which will be used to substantiate a charge of at tempted suicide, against him. The note was found when one of the detectives went through Bender's clothing at the hospital. Bender was found late Friday night on the lawn of the Oaks, the estate of Mrs. George Barber at Suecasunna, with a revolver beside him. Mrs. Barber, who was called out denied knowing Bender, but according to George Hicks, a me chanic, who assisted In caring for the wounded man, she bent over Bender and said, "Why, Peter, what have you done?" The note was in Ink, and blurred .is if hastily written. It read: "Tlie reason of this is a Sol flee no hearted woman who believed when on! shown, and knew I loved her end couldn't live without her. In every '.ot ter she lied to me and cheated my last words. I love you. and only you." It was signed "Suffering Pete." Bender was recovering from his wound, and County Deteclivi. Brennan announced that step3 were being taken to ask for his indictment on a charge of attempted suicide. The detective in tended to question Mrs. Barber further to-day. She left in her automobile yes terday. however, taking considerable luggage, and evidently prepared for a journey. Mrs. Barber's husband, an insurance man, from whom she had been sep arated, died last Monday In Bennington, Vt. A report from Bennington last night stated that Barber had been living in Manchester. X. H., and had been ill at ?he Putnam Memorial Hospital at Ben nington for nearly three weeks. Death was due to heart disease and liver com plications. Two young women, who said they were cousins of Bender and had corns from New York, called to see him at the hospital yesterday. They were not per mitted to see him. and returned to the station in the same taxlcab. They did not give their names. POLICE SEEK GANGSTER IN MYSTERY SHOOTING Wounded Man Found on Side walk May Die Sergeant Brady and Patrolman Stol! of the Kast Thirty-fifth street station on inspection tour In a motorcycle side car last night found a man who had leen shot lying In the rain in front or 238 East Forty-second street. No one in the house knew him. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital, where it was said he had ft bullet wound In the abdomen and might die. He also hud been black jacked. The man recovered consciousness long enough to identify himself as John O'Cormcr, 40. of 171 East Thirty-third street, a truckman. He was unable to say who shot him. The police believe there was a fight of sonic kind, and do not attribute the attack to a holdup. A general alarm was sent out last night for a man sus pected of the shooting, said to be a notorious East Side gangster. CIGAR STORE ROBBER ESCAPES WITH $ISO Compels Manager to Lie Down on Floor. K man who atepned Into the United ar store at Seventh venue and Four nth stre> t yesterday morning just rr Morris Kurtz, the munag r. had >ned it for business, drew a revolver 1 made Kurtz lie on the floor behind 1 counter while he opined the till and k 4130. Kurtz had just transferred money from the safe and had locked safe. The man escaped. V Bcck-Hazzard shoe store at S3!> jad street, Newark, was entered early iterday rnd the safe moved to tie r of the store. The robbers got 700. Charles Hennessy, the manager, covered the robbery when he went to store to count the Saturday's re 8. Altnran & (Ho. Exceptional Values will be obtainable, beginning to-day (Monday) in Women's Cotton Frocks and Separate Cotton Skirts representing a large variety of styles and materials; all of which have been marked at clearance price reductions Cotton Frocks reduced to . . $3.90, 6.75, 110.50 Cotton Skirts reduced to . . $2.00, 3.50, 5.75 (Third Floor, Madison Avenue section* fftabifioti Aornur - JFtftb Attrmtr 34th 33th fctrrrt* Nrui flork VIRGINIANS DECLARE KING GEORGE JOLLY British Monarch Joshed Them on Prohibition and Was Very Democratic. I Special Despatch to Tub New York Hbru p. Richmond, Va., August T.?Jocular , and affable and democratic to a degree, j King Gdotge made a great hit with the Virginia commission which recently I i>r sented a copy of Houdon's statue of Washington to tiv British Government i as .t gift from this State. Col. John VV. Williams, clerk of the Virginia House of Delegates and a member of the- commission which returned to Rich mond yesterday, told of the audience which his Majesty granted to Ihr party i In Buckingham Pa'.ace and of the cor dial and hospitable manner in which he received them. "The King." said Co!. Williams, "joshed us a bit over the fact that we . came from a prohibition country and wondered how we would stand it when we got back. All of our party being dry, we assured him that we would have no trouble surviving. "The King was especially solic'tous for our welfare and comfort and took pains personally to sec to it that every thing was done to administer to our comfort. It was then that h>> indu'ged ,'n the bit of pleasantry in regard to the j aridity of our country. We all agreed thst he was a prince of good fellows. "The Queen also treated us most cor dially and graci itisly and won our j hearts. There ?sn no kowtowing or bowing or any of that sort of th'ng whi !i usually h-jppens at royal recep | tions. Everything was strictly demo i cratic and, of course, that pleased us I ail the more." The Virginia Commission on jits return I trip arrived at Montreal Tuesday after I a stormy voyage and broke up the next ' <! y in New York. Others In the parti' j were Henry Louis Smith, president of Washington and Lee University; Lieut. | Gov. II. Frank Buchanan and R. L. ' Prewer, Speaker of the Virginia House 1 of Delegates, and his daughter. Col. ] Williams was accompanied by his wife and son; FALLS UNDER MOVING CARS. To h ap from the top of a moving freight between cars, to have three cats pass over him and to escape with a broken ankle was the experience yes terday of Max Miller. 30, of I>31 Fifth j street. Union Hill, N. J. Miller is a West Shore brakeman and had Ids ac cident in the Weehawken yards. He laj prone between the rails after his fall. ! 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Every business man must feel the encouragement in this state ment. Rotary, an organization of many thousands of business men. feels it keenly and wishes to promote the spirit of hope. But Rotary, with its feet on the ground and its head not in the clouds, wishes to offer a word of warning. During the War many dreams were shattered?and many were realized. Young men of great capability and greater ambitions wore cut down in the flush of their power to achieve success?their dreams shattered with a single blow. Other men, with perhaps far inferior capabilities, yet striving for riches, became, through unnatural conditions, far richer than they deserved?their dreams were realized. To-day conditions have shed their artificiality. It is nip and tuck and may the best man win. And with our return to normalcy comes the realization that, from now oil, everything must be normal in pro portion. N'o meteoric success, no Aladdin's lamp riches, no great financial pow r, except through merit. 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