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VOL. LXXXV.?NO. 359?DAILY. .... NEW YORK, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 1921.-^?!fVS?8 %S? ST PRI(?,E,.?Pk c?yENTS I
Announcement in Berlin
After Cabinet and Presi-,
dent Ebert Give It Fi
nal Consideration.
Dresel Is Empowered to
Sign the Document Re
storing Diplomatic and
Trade Relations.
Conference on Terms Will Be
Held nt White House To-day,
Republican Leaders
By the Associated Press.
Berlin, Aug. 23.?The peace treaty
?between the United States and Ger
many will be signed to-morrow.
The Cabinet (rave the document final
consideration at a special session early
this evening, which was attended by
President Ebert.
The document will be signed by Ellis
Boring Dresel, United States Commis
sioner, and Dr. Friedrich Rosen, the
German Foreign Minister, who has
been empowered by President Ebert,
according to the German constitution,
to affix his signature in behalf of the
German Republic. Mr. Dresel has re
ceived full credentials from the Wash
ington Government for signing.
Beyond the statement that the treaty
formally provides for the restoration
of friendly relations and an immediate
resumption of diplomatic and consular
intercourse between the United States
and Germany no information was ob
tainable to-night regarding the con
tents of the Instrument.
Tt was intimated, however, that
there are no provisions included in it
for the precise treatment of financial,
commercial and economic issues, which
are still In abeyance. It is said that
these will be made the subject of fu
ture negotiations.
Members of Foreign Relations
Committee Summoned.
Special Despatch to Tjj? New York Hbrald,
?w York Hfrnld RurfflO, 1
Wa?hlnxtnr.. I). Aug. 2;i. I
President Marling issued a call to
night for nil the Republican members
of the Senate Poriign Relations Com
mittee to go to the White House at 9
o'clock to-morrow morning for a confer
The understanding is that President
Harding at that time will lay before
them the completed text of the peace
treaty between the United States and
Germany. It was said that, the text had
been received to-day by cable at the
State Department.
" The utmost secrecy attended the
President's request for the visit of the
members of the committee to the White
House. The word went out late in the
evening to those members who are in
Washington, which Includes virtually all
of the.m. It was believed that Secretary
Hughes also would attend the confer
ence so that he might explain various
features of the treaty Just negotiated.
?Cable despatches from Berlin to-day
-nld that the treaty had been completed
and was ready for signature. It was
..aid further, however, that no hint as
to the terms of the agreement had been
made public, the entire document being
held in s'rlct secrecy.
The call to the White House is In line
with President Harding s policy an
nounced long ago of calling into con
ference the Senate leaders within the
party before taking any definite step of
great importance. In all probability?
that is. the Indications pointed that .vay
lo-n!ght?the Senate will take a recess
fo-morrow. after a session starting at
t?n o'clock. Apparently it wag the de
sire of President Harding to have t-.o
conference before the various members
left the capital for their month's vaca
If any question should rise over fea
tures of the document the fact that l.'io
recess is coming would give an oppor
tunity to correct them in the Berlin ?on
'erenccs within the coming month. Such
secrecy has been observed in the writ
dig of the treaty that there Is absolute
ly no accurate basis for speculation as
t.o whether the terms will prove satis
factory to the Republicans of the Senate.
Tt is the feeling, however, that the
treaty was written with the idea In mini
that it should meet the approval of -he
Vdmlnlstration Senators. The Demo
cratic members of the committee were
not Invited to the conference.
The Republican members of the com
mittee are Senator I.odge (Mass.),
chairman: Senator McCumber CS. D),
Borah (Idaho), Brandegeo (Conn.),
Knox (Pa.). Johnson (Cai.), Xeiv
tlnd.). Moses (X. H.), Kellogg (Minn.)
and McCormlck (111.)
All of the members were understood
to be In Washington exept Senator John
Raising Outcry Over Return
of Patents.
Special Cable to Tun N'aw York Hmui.n.
Copyright, Mil. by Trrr N'sw Yosk Hwui.n
New York HtrIiI Bureau. I
Berlin, Aug. 2.1. |
fount von BernstorlT, one time Gor
man Ambassador to the United States
and financial experts have been caller
Into ' onsultation with Ellis I,. Dtoeel
American Commissioner here, and Dr
Continued on Third Page.
King George Felicitates
New Ruler of Irak-Arabi
By the Associated Pres.'.
gAGDAD, Aug. 23.?In the
courtyard of the Government
buildings at 6 o'clock this morn
ing Prince Feisal formally as
cended the throne of the Irak
ragion. A graat r-sscmblaga wit- -
nessed the ceremony.
Sir Percy Cox, the British
High Commissioner for Mesopo
tamia, handed to him a personal
message of congratulation from
King George. This message an
nounced the approaching conclu
sion of a treaty "to consecrate
the alliance into which wc en
tered during the dark days of the
war." ?
$9,000,000 THEFTS
W hole Country Flooded With
Worthless Notes and Stolen
Bonds, Confession Shows.
Alleged Accomplices of Wor
thington in 'Robbery Trust'
Put Under Arrest.
Chicago, Aug. 28.?Millions of dol
j lars of worthless notes, stolen bonds,
; fraudulent deeds of trust and forged
I certificates of deposit have been flung
: or. the markets of the country, Federal
. agents declared to-day after investi
gating operations of a band alleged to
have been headed by Charles W.
French and John W. Worthlngton.
Banks, bond houses, Investment se
' curity brokers and wealthy business
tr.en from coast to coast were declared
] to have been the victims or dupes of
' one of the most gigantic swindles ever
unearthed by Federal agents.
Six million dollars' worth of stolen
bonds, nearly $3,000,000 in worthless
notes and hundreds of thousands of
dollars' worth of trust deeds and
; forged certificates of deposit have been
traced by Department of Justice
' agents, It was declared.
The revelations resulted from a con
fession accredited to Alva W. Harsli
man. who was declared to have been a
' private secretary to French and who
surrendered to-day. He was alleged to
have told of ft deal negotiated by French
for the purchase of a bank in the middle
West that Involved the exchange of
Jinny Rlx Firm* Drawn In.
I A Washington man, according to
I Harshman, was to obtain certified i
j checks for $500,000 there. These checks,
he said, were to be presented to the bank
owners and when the band gained con
trol of the establishments- they were to
cash all certificates of deposit the bank
owned. The money, he said, would then
be forwarded to the Washington man. i
who would deposit it before the certified
checks on the original transaction were
cleared and returned. Many other simi
lar deals were also described.
In another care it was asserted a
large amount of stolen securities were
placed with a small country' bank in
return for a certificate of deposit. The
| deposit slip, it was said, was cashed
? ml the bank left holding the securities
i which would be Identified and reclaimed
when It tried to realize on them.
Among names of the firms alleged to
have signed notes used by the bank
were: Curtis Printing Company, Akron,
Ohio, $ 10: Mackey Truck Company,
Akron. $1* 000; Porcupine Mountain
Lumber Col nany. Cleveland, $10,000;
Portage Market, Akron. $21,000 ; Hen
Inger Plumbing Supply Company, Akron,
$25,000 ; Schwartzer Wrecking Com
pany, Dayton, Ohio, *100,000; Midwest
Automobile Soles Company, Dayton,
$50,000 ; Dayton Financing Company,
Dayton. 1200,000; JC. W. Davis, Canton,
$500,000 ; Apple Financing Company,
Dayton, $300,000 ; American Rubber Com
pany, Chicago, $85.000; P. M. St-ong
Metal Producers Company. Cleveland,
$6,000 : Cleveland Home Manufacturing
Company. $15,000; George R. WJckcng,
Lorain, Ohio, $103,000. and the Portage
Packing Company. Akron, $31,000.
Alleged Leader* In ?t.
In addition about $500,000 in notes,
supposed to have been signed by tho
American Rubber Company, have not
been found. The total notes known to
have been issued -was put at $1,602,000
by Federal officials to-day.
It was also revealed that the band
was operating In Kansas City. According
to John V. Cllnnin. Assistant District
Attorney, all notes issued by the band
were disposed of by the Securities Com
| pany of Kansas City.
I According to the alleged confession
made by Harshman the band made
? considerable money disposing of real
| estate mortgages.
Another deal said to have been made
in Milwaukee by the bund is being in
vestigated by Government agents. It
was declared to have netted tho swin
dlers $500,000. Tt was said that A. E.
Strclzin, who was arrested to-day in
Milwaukee, will be questioned regarding
this translation.
All the members of the hand now un
der arrest are said to have been named
by the former secretary as implicated
[ in a swindle scheme to sell $30,000
! worth of alleged fradulcnt bonds, signed
by Z. W. Davis, vice-president of the
American Rubber Company, who Is said
(o have lost $2,500,000 In the operations'
, of the gang.
The.r arrest nt that time is said by
Cllnnin to have saved n wealthy resident
of Washington from loss of $800,000
I in an alleged swindling scheme being
I planned. *
j Worthlneton was arrested some weeks
ago and is being held in $100,000 bonds
In connection with mail rohberles total
ling anproxlmarely $6,000,000. French,
alleged to he his right hand man, was
irresled yesterday with several of his
associates. To-day C. K. Strobol was
taken Into custody In Akron, Ohio, and
A. K. Htrezlln was arrested In Mllwau
"ITarshmnn'a arrest was voluntary,"
tahl Col. '"Ilnnln, In speaking of lite
former secretary and alleged confidence
man. A warrant had been Issued for
him, charging complicity to use the malls
Cun'inurrt on Seventh Peps,
The Greenbrier, The White and Cottage*.
white Sulphur Apt Inge. Through 8leep*re.
L'filghtful for summer. Bookings?Adu.
Harry Silberberg Back at
Schemes After Eleven
Years in Seclusion.
Posed as Representative of
War Finance Corporation
to French Bankers.
Man Who Duped Curzon Fails
in Two Other Deals With
Financiers in Paris.
Special Cable to Thi New York. Hbrai.d.
Copyright, J9!l, by Tai New York Hbui.d.
New York Herald Bureau. I
Parln, Aug. ?:t. I
After avoiding notoriety for many
years, Harry Silberberg, international
swindler, who a decade ago startled
Europe and America by a series of
financial escapades which won for him
the title "Society Wolf," has reap
According to those with whom he
has had contact here?fortunately, not
to his profit?Silberberg to-day Is
speeding toward New York as a first
class passenger aboard the steamship
George Washington, after having
failed to sell coal mines to wealthy
Americans or foodstuffs to the Portu
guese Government, and above all. after
having aroused doubts regarding his
responsibility by the unauthorized use
of the name of e.\-Gov. Folk of Mis
souri in promoting a financial scheme.
Here he was under the name of "Jef
ferson Williams, financial promoter."
Prominent financiers and Govern
ment officials who have conversed fre
quently with Williams, and who have
studied closely photographs published
in The Nbw Yokk Herald and other
newspapers In January, 1910, declare
there is not the slightest doubt that
Silberberg and Williams were one and
the same, although his operations have
not proved to have been of a swindling
Even the head clerk at the Hotel de
Crillon on seeing Silberberg's photo
gruph unhesitatingly exclaimed:
"Sure, 1 know him; that is Williams.
He used to stop here with a Czecho
slovak valet."
find "War Finance Aid."
"Williams" arrived in Paris several
months ago with a brilliant idea of col
lecting 10 per cent, commission for all
the financial assistance he c< uld obtain
for needy French clients. He repre
sented" himself as authorized to act for
cx-Gov. Folk an'1 several Democratic
politicians whose influence with the War
Finance Corporation he pictured brill
iantly. In fact it was represented that
i without his help it would be Impossible
I for any one to got war finance aid, and,
I naturally, this was worth a liberal com
French and American bankers here,
before crediting these statements, started
an Investigation and obtained a flat le
nlal from Mr. Folk and others that
"Williams" was their agent. Mr. Folk
Insisted he had not even met the pro
Doubts as to the promoter's reliability
arose when Now York residents visiting
Paris professed to have recognized him
[ In the Bois de Boulogne as Silberberg.
the man who had used the name of J.
[Coleman Drajton while touring India.
I where Lord Curzon, then Viceroy, ten
dered to hlrn a State dinner.
The similarity in the names Jeffm
son Williams end Silbcrberg's old alias.
James Jeffries Williams, strengthened
the suspicions. Williams changed hotels
frequently, nnd after a liaety trip to
America in June returned to Paris, to
remain only a month, leaving last Fri
day without bidding farewell to many
prominent men whom he had almost In
terested In his schemes by plausible ex
IIml Cosl Mines for Kale.
Also It Is known that he tried to sell
three coal mines on New River in the
Virginia district to wealthy Americans
who have been prominent fn interna
tional finance for the lost twenty years.
Later on they dropped negotiations when
a personal investigation In Virginia con
vinced them there were no mines for
sale there. To others he offered to fur
nish American coal at prices far below
market quotations, but he found no
Another plan Involved the supnlying of
Immense quantities of foodetu/fs to the
Portuguese Government, and he actually
succeeded In negotiating with high Por
tuguese officials here.
He appears to have kept within the
law, the only objection here to his pro
cedure being his constant use of the
names of responsible American citizens
to foster his connection with the War
Finance Corporation. Inquiries nindc
directly to the corporation brought a defl
; nlte statement from its chairman that all
advances to F.urope would he made with
out any Influence being necessary.
Thus, had Stlberberg's plans not gone
astray, he vyild have stood to clear
several hundrlt thousand dollars In it
few months as V* percentage for obtain
ing help through Is so-called group.
Exposed Many Times, but Al
ways Found Victims.
Portraits of Harry Sllberberg whose
checkered career rivals fiction and who
lias engineered some of the biggest
swindles of all time, may be found ir>
Rogues' galleries In all large cities of
practically all civilized countries under
many aliases. Tn New York's Rogues'
gallery he Is known as No. 7.7S7, and
Information concerning hla many ques
tionable deals fill several envelopes at
Continued o* Fourth Fago.
Fugitive Captures
Hound Trailing Him
23.?Jim Nesbit, nimble ne
gro, turned a novel trick on the
ferocious bloodhound sent out to
trail him, but nevertheless was
Serving life sentence on the
chain gang for murder, Nesbit
escaped yesterday. A bloodhound
was set on his trail. The negro
waited until the bloodhound
caught up, tied tne animal to a
tree and continued his flight. He
was captured later.
Bloodhounds in real life are
not as ferocious as in "Uncle
Tom's Cabin." Dog experts know
that they seldom bite and are of
value only for their powers of
Worst Famine Ever Experi
enced, Surpassing That
of 1891.
Moscow Goes on Short Rations
to Send Supplies to
By a Staff Correspondent of The New York
Special Cable to The New York Herald.
Copyright, lttt, by The New York Herald.
Moscow, Aug. 21 (midnight), via
London, Aug. 23.?Relief workers here,
discussing the Russian famine situa
tion with The New York Herald cor
respondent, characterized it as un
questionably the most terrible that has
ever been known by the Russian peo
ple. They declared it was much worse
than that which followed the great
drought in 1891, when four of the
bread raising districts were paralyzed,
whereas now there are practically
twelve of them laid waste, save for
two fortunate townships. Further
more, in 1891 the reserve stores and
railroad facilities were normal, while
to-day transportation is crippled.
Moscow has been placed on short
rations so that food might be sent to
the Volga section. The New York
Herald correspondent is informed of
many personal cases where the food
doled out by the Soviet Government
has been reduced a third or a half,
while Government employees, who are
earning pitifully small salaries, now
have to sell their personal possessions*
in order to buy a scanty food supply.
Towns tn the country districts are
making what is to them generous contri
butions to aid the famine sufferers, but
the small sums obtained in this way are
whoiely inadequate to meet the needs of
I the people.
' The first foreign relief to reach the
I famine region of Russia will toe thirty
I two tons of cod liver oil and 130 tons of
! cocoa, which will be delivered to-day by
the Friends International Relief Com
? mlttee. to be shipped to Samara. In
! eastern liuropean Russia, where it will
he used to succor children. Miss Annie
Haynes of the American Friends is Jour
neying to Samara to prepare for the 'lis
trlbution of this relief and to study the
famine situation there, after which she
will return to America to obtain further
At the headquarters of the Friends
here to-day It was estimated that several
hundred children were arriving here
dally from the famine region, which Is a
large number In view of the fact that at
this time It requires three and a half
days by train to make the trip.
Bp thr. .1 ysociaC'd Prrj*.
Riga, Aug. 23.?The number of peas
ants threatened with starvation in th?
Volga region la now placed at 30,000,000
by a Moscow wireless despatch. Of
this number 9.500.000 are children.
Several Instances of hungering fam
ilies committing suicide In groups are
reported from Tartar villages, where,
according to the despatch, the peasants
seal up rooms, light fires in the stoves,
close up chimneys and await asphyxia
Moscow announces that in the Gov
ernment of Stavropol and in the Tartar
Republic governments the situation Is
becoming very serious and threatens to
become even worse than that In the
Volga region Stavropol needs 30.000.
000 p tods of g. aln to feed the people,
and has Iosh than 1.000,000. while the
Trrtar governments, which need nearly
34,000.000. have under .1.000,000.
tn some districts of the Ufa Govern
ment. In eastern Russia, grain must he
pulled by the roots for fodder, as It Is
too short to be cut with the scythe oi
Sent From Riga to Petrograd
and Moscow Districts.
Word of the first Shipment of Amer
ican food for children In the famine
districts of Russia under conditions re
cently arranged was received here vrs
terday by the American Relief Adminis
tration from Walter L. Brown, Its Ku
ropean director, who Is now In Riga.
One thousand tons of balanced rations
Continued on Third Ptige,
700 Foot Aircraft Bought
by F. S. in England Meets
Bad Weather.
Sends Radios Telling of
Trip, Almost to French
Coast, It Is Said.
Jump-Off for This Side Will
Be Made After Flights Fol
lowing Final Test.
Bi/ the Associated Press.
Put. ham, England, Aug. 23.?Out
over the North Sea, above the low
clouds and banks of mist, the giant
dirigible ZR-2 to-nlght was cruising
up and down off the coast of Norfolk
waiting for daylight to guide her to
her moorings at Pulham.
The big aircraft, purchased by the
American Navy from Great Britain,
is on a trial trip from Howden to Pul
ham. The voyage began at 7:10 o'clock
this morning and was expected to end
before darkness fell over Eastern Eng
During the greater part of the day
?the weather was propitious and the
dirigible, having on board the Amer
ican crew that is to guide her across
the Atlantic, manoeuvered for many
miles over land and sea.
As the afternoon advanced the weather
conditions became bad, and as mist and
low clouds gathered ana penetrated In
: land from the Norfolk coast it was de
i oided not to attempt to berth the airship
| to-night owing to the danger of accident,
j Therefore the ZR-2 will remain out at
i sea until dawn at least.
Several Trial* Succeed.
The Air Ministry earlier In the day
announced that the airship had success
fully accomplished several trials. It sent
radio despatches to Pulham occasion
ally during the day. indicating that it
was making & vide sweep over the
North Sea.
At noon the ZK--' was twenty-eight
miles off Felixstowe, and at 4 o'clock
in the afternoon thirty miles cast of
Lowestoft. At the latter point it sent
a radio say'ng. "All well."
It i? unofficially stated that, the flight
tuuk the J5H-2 near the . oast of Franc ?.
Two hundred soldiers have been sent
to Pulham from Norwich to assist In
mooring the dirigible.
AH preparations have been made at. the
airdrome here for tne arrival of the di
rigible. Some of the airmen here believe
that ahe wHI arrive at 5 o'clock in the
morning, and not later than 8 o'clock
in any event. Both the big shed used
in housing balloons and the mooring
mast are in readineee.
If the weather la not gusty the maet
may he used as her anchorage. If the
weather is not propitious the craft v ill
be housed in the shed.
British and American aerial >fTlcer*
v "re in charge of the giant balloon.
| which will start on it? flight across the
Atlantic to America as soon as prac
It was intended that to-day's lllght
would be the final test of the great air
ship before Commander Louis H. Max
ifleld of the United States Navy and his
crew formally took charge of the craft.
The ship's control car contained fom
mander Maxfleld, Brig-Gen ft. M. Matt
land, the British Air Marshal, and
Col. Campbelj, who supervised the
work of designing the dirigible. Dis
tributed through the vast interior of
'he balloon were five other American
officers, seven engineers and four rlfr
rers, in addition to the regular British
crow. *
Three hundred men carefully guided the
craft from the hangar where it had been
awaiting suitable flying weather. Mem
bers of the crew took their posts, Gen.
Maltland nimbly clambered up the lad
der and dlaa.op a red amidships, and then
came the ringing of signal bells and
the resounding sputter of the ship's six
powerful motors.
Dig On* ling Starts on Trip.
Th" commander of the ground party
megaphoned the order, "Cast off," and
the 700 foot long silvery gas hag glided
upward Into th' clear morning sky.
If the conclusion of to-day's teat
should be successful Commander Max
fleld with the concurrence of the Naval
Department In Washington, r ill take
over the craft. The next step will he
tbe training of the < rew it or.- or two
fifteen or twenty hour flights, and then,
barring unexpected difficulties. ?ll will
he ready for the jump off toward Amer
Immediately upon taking the a'r the
big dirigible made two circuits of the.
airdrome and then, with an American
bluejacket perched In the machine gun
ner's nest at the very tip of the ship's
st-rn. waving good-by. the craft headed
due west and at quickly gathering speed
was soon lost to view.
Before the start Gen. Maltland said
It intended manoeuvrhkg the stiip over
the North Soa. where ahe could show
what ability ahe possessed in combating
the wind, and then to make a southward
? wing to Pulham, where he expected to
tie the ZR-2 to her 'mooring mast at 10
o'clock to-night.
During the trip It was planned to
make fur! consumption tests which
would furnish vatuabb data for the
transatlantic flight.
Looking for Furnished Rooms?
Then by all means follow the "Furnished Rooms to Let' Wnnt Ads
in THE HERALD'S Classified Section. The Better Sort of places
advertise there?the Better Sort of people read them.
fpecial Cable to Tiir New York IIkkjud. Copyright, lot l, by The New Yobs Hbiaid.
X?w York llrnild Bureau, i
Ynrlk. Aur. 33. I
'pHE NEW YORK HERALD correspondent learns that J. P. Morgan
of New York arrived late last night from London and that he went
in a closed motor car a little before noon to-day to Le Bourget, where
a touring airplane awaited him. He will be away from Paris for
twelve days, visiting Brussels, Amsterdam, Copenhagen. Stockholm,
Warsaw, Berlin and probably Prague and Vienna.
Reports are current here that Mr. Morgan's air voyage is con
nected with a scheme for placing the German reparation bonds
through an international consortium. Mr. Morgan wishing to 6tudy
the situation rapidly at first hand in order to gauge the extent of
J. P. Morgan & Co.'s operations in this connection.
Mr. Morgan, it is understood, arranged at Le Bourget that his
name should not be given to the press here and therefore much
secrecy covers his movements.
Police Reserves Arrest Three
Guests of Youth, Who
Churges Theft Plot.
Fijrhting on Apartment Roof,
in Halls and in Cellar Draws
Crowd Near Drive.
Julius L,. Marco, a vice-president of
the Stephens Fuel Company, Inc., went
away for the summer recently with
Mrs. Marco, and his son, Benjamin,
who is 19 years old, Kave a party last
night in the family apartment in 609
West 115th street. He invited fifteen
of his male friends and nine women,
and the party went along swimmingly,
but not at all dryly, until soon after
midnight, when, according to young
Marcos stories to the police, the
guests attacked him for the purpose
of robbery.
Marco resisted, and a fight started
> that spread all over the apartment
house. Into the cellars and on the roofs
of nearby buildings, and which did not
end until the reserves from the West
! 125th street station came and pried
guests from bathtubs and dumbwaiters,
dug them from cellars and plucked
them from roofs and took three of
them to the station house to be ques
tioned and entered or. the blotter.
The apartment house is within half a
block of Riverside Drive. After the
police had stopped the fight the cor
' ridors, stairs and lower floor looked as
though the Hudson River had acquired
a Bahama odor and moved in. The
corridors and stairs were strewn with
broken glasses and broken bottles, and
at the bottom of the stairs a pool o
highly scented liquor gave evidence of
the terrific struggle that had gone on
upstairs. Th" collars and coats of
Marco mtl his guests were ripped and
torn, and .heir garments were red and
their noses were bleeding. The P?,1C*
expressed the opinion that the boys had
hit each other pretty hard.
Several tenants said last nig'.t that
since his folks went to the country
>oiing Marco had given several Parties
that were not exactly
exactly dry, but that last night s affair
' was the prise. It was not so no??y ln
? the early part of the evening, they ? d
, but about midnight some wild shouts
were heard, followed by the crash of
broken glass.
Then the door of the apartment open
ed and began to erupt shrieking Kir'*
end voung men engaged tn battle. Tney
battled up the rtaira and down the stairs
to the roofs and the cellars ; they chased
one another to the tops of other apart
tr^nt houb*H ?nd into the cellars next
door, and they hurled bottles ami glass*
and language from one end of the apart
meni house to the other.
The row whs so vociferous And so suc
; cess fill from the standpoint of a purely
pit\ airs 1 deinonst-ation that it awakened
almost every one In the neighborhood,
and more than three hundred persons
ran Into the street to see what It was
about. The crowd In the streets joined
the battlers in yelling for the police and
finally It occurred to some one to get
a cop. They found one at 123d street
and the Drive, lie took one look end
' rang for the reserves, and twenty po^
llcemen came from the W est 125th strc
station in a patrol wagon. They walkec
back, beceus* the wagon was transpor -
ts Marco and his guest*.
Reuben Bernard. elevator operator of
tlic' una. tnient house, heard the nob"
and mounted guard at the street dooi
with a fire axe. He stopped five o
the -Jiwsts. but they broke away befor
the police came. Patrolmen who searched
the neighborhood, however, arrested
three men who gave their namesi a
John Phillip1, an engineer, of 1>< west
instil street ? Kdwnrd McDonald, an iron
worker, of 145 West lOSth street. and
Prank Creagtn. a chauffeur, of 1<M?>
Fortieth street. Brooklyn.
Young Marco told the police that to
met most of his guests In n pool room
two or three days ago snd Invited them
to hi- party. He said also that before
the row began they rut the telephone
wires so lie would not he able to summon
the poMee Son- of the women was
caught by the police, freng.n was sold
by- the police to have been caught In a
bathtub In a women's club at fif>" 1 r"
; 110th street.
Former Minister of Militia
Was Prominent in War.
DIMPIAT. f?nt.. Aug. 24. ? Oen. Sir
Sam Hughes, former f'ansdlan Minister
of Mllltta. died at his homo hero early
this morning
Mil q.RHtK TO MA.IOHt t.
Maori p. Aug. 21.?It Is announced
that an a .r service between Pastellon. on
the Kastern coast of Spain, to Palm*.
It-land of Majorca, Is to start shortly.
Majorcs Is one of the Balearic Isles
and lies shout 150 miles east of Casfel
Thefts of Equipment So Nu
merous Companies Decline
to Take. Any More Risks.
New York and Philadelphia
Hit Hardest; Only 10 P. C.
of Goods Recovered.
Because of the loss suffered by theft
insurance companies on automobile
equipment and accessories no new
business or renewals on that kind of
risk, with very few exceptions, will be
written in New York city, Philadel
phia, Jersey City. Newark and Ho
boken, N. after October 1.
That decision was reached yesterday
at a special meeting of the Eastern
Automobile Underwriters Conference
at 140 Nassau street, at which 90 per
cent, of the Insurance companies writ
ing automobile theft insurance in this
part of the country wero represented.
Jt was explained that theft losses for
the last year have been running from
50 to 200 per cent, of the premiums
paid on this class of Insurance, and
that only about 10 per cent, of tbe
equipment stolen by thieves who spe
cialise in pilfering extra tires, tools,
motor meters and other accessories,
has be'Mi recovered.
It was learned from other souri >?? that
one of the largest "fences" is located In
Newark where only automobile equip
ment is dealt in and It has been found
next to Impossible to Identify stolen
tires, repair equipment, wheels, tubes
aand rims. The thieves eell the loot at
low prices and the "fences" realize
profits ranging from 100 to 200 per
In the new clause to be inserted in
the policies the only chance to recover
on motor car equipment is where the
automobile itself Is stolen, if not re
oovered after a certain time the insur
ance will be paid in full as heretofore
At present there will be no change in
the theft insurance rates for auto
The largest losses on equipment of all
sorts have taken place In New York
"ity, with Philadelphia a close second,
mis also Is t'"ue of the actual thefts of
lutomnhlles during the last twelve
nonths. If this situation contlnuea to
jrow. it was said yesterday, more
lrastle action will follow and some
?ompanles may refuse to write any kind
>f automobile theft insurance.
Detectives Kamerer, Birmingham and
tVinterhalper of the Auto mobile Squad
stnrted out last night In a small atito
noblle to try to find the gang of thieves
who have been steeling motormetcrs
?nd tires from parked automobiles In
the Washington Heights section, par
Icularly along Riverside Drive, More
ban twen'y complaints of such theft?
lave been received at the police stations?
>f that district In th- last Iwo weeks.
Tin- detectives csme upon two men
working ovet a car standing In front
if 780 Riverside Drive, and after a chase
n which they fired several shots caught
ire of them who gave his name ac
Thomas Donahue, of 127* Third avenue.
The owner of the automobile. Moe
Valtove. of 780 Riverside Drive, found
hat the motormeter had been stolen
'rom the machine, and the police say It
v as found In Donahue's pocket. Accord
ng to the police. Donahue confessed that
ir and the other man had committed
lumeroua similar thefts, and had sold
lie meters. which cost $12. for 81 50 to
i garage man. Donahue vas locked up.
Holdings Disposed of Com
prise Half of Texas City.
nROW MSVtt.t.K. Tex, Aug S3.?With
lie filing of deeds to-day conveying the
ntlre Sllllman property here to Homer
,. Fitch of Brownsville, the Stlllnisn
amlly of New York closed out holding)
cqulred by the late Charles Stlllnvin
i the elghtecn-thlrtles. and which atone
Ime included a'I of what Is rtwv
(row r.svllle.
The vender Is the New York and
irownsvllle Improvement t'ompn iv.
?hich Is cnntrel'ed hy James A. StU'
lan. former president of the National
Ity Bank of New York and grandson
f Charles Ptlllman.
According to the deeds, $325,000 ?.-?s
aid for the propertv which Is estimated
a be worth a million and a quarter
ollnrs. It Includes 1.100 city blocks
nd nine hundred acres, all within the
Ity limits, ami comprises ha'f of the
Imsilxrstlnn Qssts Kxer
Fodcrnl Itnllna.
WASH l.vuTON. Aug 21?Approximate
ly one hundred <;:ro'?s brought to this
cou?tfrj In excess of the \uguat quota
were ordered by Sectrtary Davis tO-day
to be deported On the Pannonla of the
Cunarfl fdne, which brought them ovr.
Tie party Is the first ordered sent
hack under the percentage Immigration
law after appeals had been mads to
Three Merchants Who Had
Business With Department
Tell of Two $450 Bribes
and $1,000 Demand.
Makes Riotous Scene, Sus
pends Man and Stops Accu
sers' Trade Rights, but
Brown Gives Protection.
Denies Causing War, Which
He Blames, With Old Leases,
for Poor Revenue Yield of
City's V aluable Docks.
Three retail dealers in Washington
Market testified yesterday before the
Meyer investigating committee in
City Hall that payment of money as
bribery was exacted of them by of
ficials in the Department of Markets
for the privilege of transferring their
stands. Two swore they paid $450
each and the third refused to pay
Christian Hasloli, meat dealer, tes
tified that he gave $450 in bills to
Charles A. Winter, general inspector
in the Department of Markets, for ob
taining a stand permit. The permit
had been refused and he encountered
uany difficulties before making the
payment. The money changed hand*,
lie said, on an elevated train.
Joseph Ilelneman, who trades In
meats and provisions, purchased a
stand, and in making the transfer
permit swore he was informed by
Charles A. Winter that a payment of
$1,000 was necessary. He was told
such fees were customary. He refused
to pay on the advice of Mr. Minder,
president of the Merchants' Associa
tion at Washington Market, and got
his permit without "giving up."
Stephen Woolaey, retailer in butter,
cheese and cggH, paid $450 in cash to
"an unknown man" who telephoned,
after negotiations for transfer of a
stand had been held up for w?>eks. to
take the money to the corner of Bar
clay and Church streets, ho swore on
the stand.
Cash Given In a stringer.
Woolsey did not know who the man
was and aaJd he doubted whether he
couid identify him. But the stranger's
knowledge of the details of the trans
action was convincing that he knew
all about the deal, the witness said.
I Hi: permit came ;t day or two after
giving the stranger the cash.
Commissioner O'Malley announced
? last evening that he has suspended
' Winter and directed that he be place.;
forthwith on trial on charges based on
the testimony, given by Haslob and
Heineman. Winter is a prominent
Tammany man and resides at 409 Eaet
Eighty-eighth street. He formerly wan
chief examiner of the Board of Alder
Commissioner O'Malley also stared
that in none of the cases mentioned or
any other case "had money been palf.
directly or indirectly to me or any oije
on my behHlf." liaid the committer
had suppressed half the facts in all the
eases. In addition to placing Winter on
trial, the Commissioner said lie had re
ferred the facts to the District Attorney
for action. The peimits of the three
men who testified were revoked, the
Commissioner taking the position that
they had confessed to bribery.
Bm?n Promisee Protection,
Senator Brown gave out the following
In reply to Mr. O'Malley:
"The motive of Commissioner OMal
ley's interview Is evidently to terrify
Into silence other sufferers from his mal
"If he nad been half as alert in sup
? pressing the bribe takers In his depart
ment as he is in attempting to vlstt his
wrath on the bt ib< givers, who could not ,
conduct their buslnro without bribing
officials to obtain their ordinary rights,
his department would not now be open
to criticism.
"He has assumed to punl-h these deal
ers In the market as bribe givers. This
la a confession that bribes were tHken
by the market offlclars. If the money
was not paid to officials It was not a
"Every effect will be n>ad< by the
staff of the committee's conn sal, even to
gh lug their personal sen lee without
charge, to protect these oppressed citi
zens from I'sa
"They have already suffered too much
from official -xtortlon. Is this the prom
ised \?ngeauce of which 1 have hear'
so much that Is to he given to tiny nni
who dares t? give Information damaging
to this administration?
"Vengeance has been visited upon
witnesses by taking their lives The be
ginning here seems to bo to deprive
therr of tbelr living."
The first -"Iden -c of gtaf under the
Milan admtnlsiration tevealed hv tb?
Meyer committee provided the big tlrrt!'
of the Investigation so far md ended
the herring lata in the afternoon in
i lotous acener
Edwin O'Moilr . Commissioner ? f
1h? Department "r Mrrkels. sat frown
ing through the giving of this testimony.
When Mien E. Bionn senior counsel,
eallfl for rd.'ournment the Commlg
1 nloner Jumped to the rostrum in the
Aldermani' Chamber and demanded a
hearing. Tito chamber wr,a In an up
roar In a aecond.
"Charges ha.e been made here and
; it it only fair 1 should be allowed

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