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Police Have Difficulty in Extracting Admission of 47th Street Robbery. TWO PAYROLLS STOLEN $7,000 Taken From 2 Em ployees in Elevator After Operator Is Shot. MASKED BANDTTS BUSY Produce Man Believed of $431 in Brooklyn?Two Arrested, Confession Secured. f Six Foot Patrolmen Guard Police Games Money 'pHE New York city police take no chances with holdup men. When $1,900 in receipts from the sale of tickets in the Astoria, Queens, precinct for the police held days was to be taken to Police Headquarters yesterday Capt. Abraham L. Stewart of the Astoria station gave the money to his huskiest policemen and sent along two others as body guards. The guards were each six feet two inches tall. Capt. Stewart told them to take their nightsticks on the trip as well as their revolvers. No untoward incident marked the journey to Manhattan and the money was deposited safely in the keeping of Commissioner Enright. Some one telephoned the West Forty Heventh street station shortly before 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon and told the police that a holdup had been com mitted In the Palace Rotisserlo and Restaurant at 145 West Forty-fifth street, owned by Ben Salvin, a brother of the Paul Salvln who is Interested In a number of Broadway cabarets. "I saw It," said the man on the tele phone, "I saw Ave men hold up a crowd of men sitting at a table in the restaurant and then they went away In an automobile." Detective Flaherty went to the res taurant, which he found was closed for the summer. The door was open and he went in. He found five men Inside seated at a table, who said they were Ben Salvln, 400 Riverside Drive; Buddy Green. 10 West Sixty-sixth street; Joe Cohen of the Hotel Mon terey, Jake Grossman, 145 West Forty fifth street, and Joe Fogler, bicycle rider, of 5S Stuyvesant avenue. Brook lyn. For some time the five men denied that a robbery had taken place or that there had been any trouble in the res taurant, but Anally, under Flaherty's questioning, they admitted, the police say, that they had been held up. Flah erty said they told him that they, with four other men, had been sitting at a table talking when Ave men entered th> p'aee. Three of them nad guns and the nine men were backed against the wall. Salvln told Flaherty that he was robbed of a gold watch and some money, and the others said they had lost money end Jewelry. None of them, however, could Tecall how much they had lost, but they told Flaherty that they thought $2,000 would cover the lot. Fogler told the detective he bad not been robbed because he knocked a pistol from the hand of one of the robbers and after that they let him alone. Flaherty also said that no two of the men told the same story regarding the holdup, and the police Intend to make a further Investigation of the affair. Two Payroll Robberies, Payroll bandits committed two hotel- j tips yesterday, stealing $1.176.B0 from the office of M. F. Donovan & Sons on Pier $o, Hudson River, at West For- I tleth street, and $7,000 from two em-1 ployees of the Auto-Strop Razor Com pany. In the latter crime an elevator operator who tried to prevent the rob bery was shot In the side, but not seri ously wounded. The employees robbed were Otto Watte of 23 F.Ighty-flfth street, Woodlawn, N. J., and William Mtirron, 227 Fast Ninety-ninth street. Both Waite and Marron are book keepers for the razor company and shortly before noon they went to a bank and drew the money for the regular Friday payroll. When they returned and entered the elevator three men fol lowed them, drew revolvers and shot Michael Moran, the operator, after he attscked them. The two bookkeepers were beaten and the satchel containing the money was taken from them. Then the bandits ran to the street and escaped In an automobile. Rate last night the | police arrested George Sands, a sub stitute letter carrier, of 315 East Thirty first street, and locked him up. charged with being Implicated In the robbery. \ The detectives said that Sands was Identified by a Western I'nlon messenger1 boy as one of three men he had seen Jump tnto the taxlcah after the theft. William J. O'Toole. 305 Academy Street. Jersey <'ity, reported the theft Of the payroll of the Donovan company. | He said he was In the office of the company on Pier SO, ready to pay the longshoremen, and that the men had already begun to line up at the window. \ A hrlof case containing the payroll of 11,1*6.60 was on the desk In front of him, when the hack door opened *iiu three men walked In, pointed revolvers at him, grabbed the brief case and ran aw a y. Other Robberies Reported. Three masked bandits held up Thomas Dovle, a produce merchant, yesterday afternoon as he was walking in Second avenue near Fifty-first street, Brooklyn, and took $431 from his pockets. They then Btarted to bind him with ropes, but a lookout gave the signal for ap proaching trouble and they ran. They fired three shota at a boatman who refused to take them aboard at the end of the street, and then separated. J/?ter the police arrested William Mar gin of 164 Hntler street.. In the elevator sAaft of Building 67 of the Bush Ter niinnl. and James Moran of 416 Warren ?treet, near the water front. Accord ing to the District Attorney's office. Martin confessed that he and Moran were concerned In the holdup. Tt be came known yesterday that last Monday morning thieves carried awsy Clothing valued at $10,000 from the store of Book A Welnsteln on the second floor of 1562 Broadway. Two bundles of clothing valued at $2,000 were left behind on the first floor. BACKWARD YET BACKWARD, RUNS CAR AFTER FLIGHT Thieves Hoodoo Old Timer's Engine Before Discard ing It?Brooklyn Owner Hires Boy to Blow Horn at Rear in Return to Vacant Lot Parking Space. Samuel Loud, who in superintendent i He Jumped Into the driver's seat, Jf an apartment house In 558 Bedford parted the motor, and slipped the gears ? . . ...into first. Something had happened, avenue, 1 rookljn, bought a wheezy old though, because Instead of bounding for 1910 model automobile recently, and for ward the car started to go backward, want of other facilities and because he ; ^oud slippec. the gears into reverse, but ,, ... .. , , still the car went backward, although didnt believe that there was a crook In Wt monJ slowly lie ,topped the ma the world mean enough to steal It he ,:hlne, tinltred with it tried it again, had stored it in a vacant lot In Rodney a policeman and several curious persons rtreat, near Bedford avenue." But it was tinker with it but still the car went] stolen, after all, and the police recovered i backward. it ami took it to the Clymer Btreet sta- I It took some time for Loud to solve Ion. his problem of getting his car home. But! For some time the police thought the > Ii6 finally did it He hired a small boy j car was a museum piece, but when for a dime, and then he bought a horn j I .tone of the museums would accept it for a dime. And with the small boy hey began to search for the owner. Yes- standing in the back seat blowing the terday Loud appeared at the police sta- , horn. Loud backed the car through the j tlon and claimed it, and though sceptic-al. , streets to his vacant lot, wfcero he the police gave It to hini, together with parked it?and whoever wants to steal the opinion that it would not run, at it can go get it. Loud says he can t least not in a straight line. i find out what has happened to his "Watch," said Loud. I engine. GIRL MUST MARRY TO SLICE $426,000 Father's Will Keeps Her Out of Share Until May Miller Is 25. Soy Executors. Miss Mny Miller of 114 West 114th street, who is Just 21. must get married If she wants to get more money out of her share in a $426,000 estate l?ft by her father, Julius Miller, manufacturer, who died March 31, 1918. That was dis closed yesterday when the executors filed an accounting in response to an order obtained in the girl's behalf from .Surrogate Foley. Miss Miller com plained she is greatly in need of funds and in the three years has received only S3.000. The executors?Louis Adler, Celia Mil ler Levin and Max Wachman?say Miss Miller got the proceeds of a $3,000 life insurance policy after her father's death. She is not eligible for further payments, they assert, until she is 25, when she Is to receive her entire share as one of the principal beneficiaries, or unless she marries. If she marries before she is 25 the executors are directed to pay her $7,000 as a wedding present. The accounting showed the present value of the estate is $426,254. Several realty transactions put through by the executors gave the estate a $54,000 profit. It shows. HAD WONDERFUL TIME,' SA YS ALLEGED FORGER Models and Coney Island Were the Combination. Morton L. Langer, 19, had a "swell iir.e" on the $057, which he raised be ween May 16 and July 15 by forging ?hecks with his employer's name, he vas said to have confessed yesterday at he West Twentieth street station, and ie is willing to pay the price. "I got to know three wonderful 'riends," the detectives quoted Langer ?s saying. "They were models, and we .ised to go regularly to Coney Island. They were good fellows, and I was en tertained as I* never was before in my Ife." The youth said hi# home is at 126 'annon street, hut it was said ho has teen living at uptown hotels of late, ?fe has been employed by Oscar Rosen 'eld, a manufacturer, of 19 Madison. venue. Detectives McNamara and Knright >ok him in charge yesterday at the incoln Trust Company, 204 Fifth ave ue, where, it was alleged, he presented check, bearing Mr. Rosenfeld's name. ?t all. Ijanger Is charged with having irged thirteen checks. E. W. VOORHEES NOW SHIPPING COMMISSIONER Former Brooklyn Postmaster Takes Up Duties. Edward W. Voorhees of 2iSS Ocean enue, Brooklyn, reported yesterday at s Barge Office and began his duties Shipping Commissioner of the Port New York. Ills appointment was an unced Thursday. Since the suspension of Commissioner itrlok H. Quinn on July 21. Capt. Henry Soeley, Supervising Steamboat In ector of the port, has acted as tem rary Shipping Commissioner. On in ctlng Mr. Voorhees Into office, Capt. eley said he had no criticism to make the methods by which the office Is rjducted, nor had he any suggestions p changes. Jr. Voorhees said his appointment by eretary of Commerce Hoover was nporary, and that he did not know tether any investigation would be ide of the alleged acceptance of atuities by men of the Shipping Com ssioner's staff. Mr. Voorhees form y was Postmaster of Brooklyn. His pointment was favorably received long Republican leaders. PRISONER WALKS AWAY AS POLICEMEN CHAT Automobile Theft Case Then Is Postponed. fiien Philip Strokel of B60 West 164th ?t. an alleged automobile thief, was unguarded for a moment yesterday ruravilie court he walked out of the ding and di-appeared, trokel was ac used with three other , of taking i car belonging to a B"a woman at Forty-aecond street and lison avenue on August 19. They ? inptureii In Stamford. Detective imam, who had them in charge, left n a moment to talk to another po ms n, and when he returned StroUel i gone. The others had made no ef to fellow Magistrate Hatting ad -ned the cases to Monday. ALLEGED KIDNAPPERS OF GIRL ARE HELD Victim, 22, Seized in Front of Home. Mrs. Rose D'Trappinl and three men alleged to h#ve kidnapped Mamie Itfll lano, 22, Thursday in front of her home at 227 Fast Ninety-seventh street, were held without, ball yesterday in Harlem court for examination Monday. The Itsliano girl, who was found sev eral hours after her disappearance at 762 Fast 215th street. The Bronx, said to be the home of Mrs. D'Trappinl, was unde r care yesterday at the Florence f'ritt.enton Home'and could not appear in court. The men were Pietro Metn lusco, 2P6 Fast Ninety-seventh street; Felix Lcngo, 191 Madison street, and Joseph Mayor, 12$ Hester street. L SHOOTS 2 AND DIES RATHER THAN WORK! Brooklyn Man Commits Sui cide After Wounding Sister and Krotlior-in-Iaw. Peter Xeary, 43. of 980 Fifty-fourth street, Brooklyn, shot Vits sister and brother-in-law last night because they | suggested that he get work and And other quarters. He then killed himself. The sister, A una Xeary, 40, has bullet wounds In tho abdomen, chest and shoul der, and is likely to die. The brother in-law, William Ryan, 54, a painter, has a wound In the abdomen, and an even chance oi recovery. Peter Xeary had not worked for sev eral years, the police of the Fourth ave nue station were told when they Investi gated the case, and had been living with the Ryans on the ground floor of a four stoay apartment house owned by Miss J Anna Xeary, who lived on the top floor. 1 V short time ago Ryan told him he In tended to move and would not take him along, as he thought it time for him to ' shift for himself. Ryan then asked his sister Anna to take him in, but she also refused. Last night about 6 o'clock Xeary en tered the apartment and found Ryan on a ladder In the hall painting. "That's a nice Job you're doing there." lie said with a sneer. Ryan did not re ply. Xeary said nothing further, but j drew a revolver and began firing. His first shot struck Ryan. He then flred at Mrs. Ryan, but missed, and then ran up [ to Miss Neary's apartment, where he fired at her three times, each shot tak ing effect. Though badly wounded. Miss Xeary reached the roof and made her way to the next house, where she entered the apartment of Mrs. Agnes Richardson, a sister, and told what had happened. Mrs. Richardson notified the police. After shooting his sister Xeary ran down stairs, removed the empty cart ridges from his revolver and put a shot through his head with the one remaining. He was dead when found. Dr. Peacock took Ryan and Miss Xeary to the Xorwegian Hospital. CHAUFFEUR ACCUSES BROKER OF ASSAULT Says Taxicab Ran Into Build ing During Attack. Waiter E. Wilson, who said he was ] a broker and manager for "Redmond & Co. of Xew York," was charged with felonious assault yesterday In Essex Mar | ket Court, on the complaint of William ; Duffy, a taxicab chauffeur, of 322 West ! Seventeenth street, and was held in , (1,500 ball for examination Monday. ! Duffy said that late Thursday night Wilson, who was riding In his taxicab, struck him In tho eye and neck with Ills eanc. the attack caused him to lose control of his taxicab. It mounted the curb and ran against the side of a building In East Xinth street between Fifth avenue and University place. The driver said that Wilson entered lils taxicab in front of the Lafayette Hotel, Ninth street and University place. Following his arraignment, Wilson de clined to say anything about himself, or to offer an explanation of his tac tics. Xo members of Redmond & Co., hankers, of 33 Pine street, the only I firm of that name listed In the tele- | phone book, could be found last night. Wilson gave his home as Wayland, Mass. MAIL LINE'S AFFAIRS NEAR DECISION TO-DAY Ships Expected to Pass to Control of Syndicate. The reorganization of the United States Mall Steamship Company will be arranged to-day. If possible, at a meet ing of the re elvers, Emmet. J. McCor maek and Herbert Noble with Albert D. Laaker, chairman of the United StaJtes Shipping Board: J. Bnrstow Smull and Elmer Schlesinger, also of the Shipping Hoard, and P< I^sncey Nlcoll, counsel for | tho receivers. It Is understood legal complications j ! that delayed the final settlement have i been adjusted satisfactorily and that the | control of the ships will pass Into tho | 1 hands of an American syndicate. Chair man Lneker favors the Harrlman Inter-] ests, but i' Is thought likely that the af l filiated Roosevelt steamship Interests vrttl be chosen. A. E. Clegg and Kermlt Roosevelt are associated In this group. The meeting will be held at 45 Brosd ,\ay. chairman Lasher and the other .Shipping Board officials arrived from i Washington last, night. MOTOR NUMBER LEADS TO BURGLARY ARREST Police Say Car Figured in a Newark Jewelry Robbery. 1 infectives nrrested Lawrence R, Marks of 71 West 113th street Thursday night, n* he was abont to leave his lome In his automobile. In Tombs i Court yesterday he was held a* a fugitive from Justice, on charges made by Newark police, who say they believe bo was one of three men who robhod a iewelry factory in Newark Sunday night. j The police say that an automobile ] t earing the same number ;is Marks'* I cnr. was standing In front of (tie factory I during the robbery. The burglars, who 1 broke Into the safe with mi acetylene j torch, found nothing of value, j According to Marks'* mother, ho was it. homo when the robbery occurred. I The manager of the garage where his ' car l.i kept said it was out all Sunday 1 night. Marks said he went to Coney i Island. WOMEN HELD SANE SUE FOR DAMAGES Out1 Says Sho "Was Seized After Husband Had (tone Mad, but Case Was Dropped. C. G. HTTFEL DEFENDANT Serbian Woman Asserts Offi cial of Brewing: To. Helped Send Her to Asylum. Two suits for false* arrest and inear ceratlon for insanity are to occupy the attention of the October term of the Su- | preme Court. One, for $50,000. was be- ! Stun yesterday by Mrs. Elizabeth M. Downey of 2014 Eighth avenue, against j Dr. Marcus B. Heyman, superintendent j of the Manhattan Slate Hospital on Wards Island. The other Is for $250,000. It Is three I years old. the defendant being Christe- ' phor Q. Hiipfel, brewing company offi cial, and Paul P. Marstcnno. The plain tiff is Mrs. Kora Splajkovitch German itch. formerly a modiste and head of the ? alteration department of Balch, Price & j Co., Brooklyn, who recently has become i a woman of high estate in her native i Serbia. She returned from abroad a few days ago and yesterday was In con- | sultation with her attorney, Randolph | A. Gerard. Royalty to the Allies fight- | ing for her country had something to do 1 with her incarceration, it is alleged. ! Mme. Germanltch's brother, Dr. Mlro- j slav Splajkovitch, is Serbian Ambassador * to France, and their whole family has j gained wealth and Influence since the war, she related. Her complaint sets forth that on March 26. 1918, the defendants had her arrested and taken before Magistrate Groehl, mho "wrongfully and without cause" had her sent to the Beilevue ob servation ward for ten days. Rater, she alleges, she was sent to the Manhattan State Hospital by Justice Hotchkies In Supreme Court as a result of Hupfel's false representations. She was dis charged on September 11, 1918, the com plaint relates, and declared sane and competent to manage her affairs. A general denial of responsibility for her incarceration was made by the defend ants when the action was begun. Mrs. Downey b< gar, her action through Irving E. Zlegler, after Magistrate Re vino on October 4 last dismissed a charge of insanity lodged against her on July 30, 1920, by the Insane asylum su perintendent. Mrs. Downey's husband was a policeman who received a sun stroke while on duty and was rendered incurably Insane. She visited htm fre quently in the Wards Island Institution before her arrest. She complains that Dr. Heyman went before Magistrate Tobias and "malic iously and without any reasonable or probable cause" swore to an affidavit stating his belief she was insane. Next morning a detective and uniformed po liceman went to her house at 6:30 and took her to the West 135th street sta tion. Later in Washington Heights court sho alleges Dr. Heyman reiterated his assertion she was Insane. She was paroled in the custody of her counsel and after six adjournments the ! case was dismissed because the com- I plalnant wai not present to press the charge. HE BEAT DOG, THEN HER, SAYS POLITICIAN'S WIFE Woman Who Sheltered Ethel Hallor Sues. That the "healing" proclivities of her husband first manifested themselves on her pet dog, Toya, then extended to her- ' self. Is alleged In a suit for separation * begun yesterday by Mrs. Muriel Douglas ; Eagan, former ehorus girl, from Arthur j J. Eagan of 7 Fifth avenue. Mr. Eagan at one time was Progres- ' slve lea ler In the old Twentieth Assem bly district, and now Is a lieutenant In I tile Mayoralty campaign for Henry H. Ourran, Republican-Coalition candidate. Mr. Kagatt said he is preparing an i answer In which several prominent ; Broadway and Greenwich Village char acters will figure. Mrs. Eagan suvs she came to New York from Marlon. Ohio, where she was one of Mrs. Harding's Campfire Girls. Soon after her arrival sho met Mr. Eagan and was showered with atten tions. They were married August 6, 1920. Mrs. Eagan figured recently as a defender of Miss Ethel Hallor, who lived with her, when her mother took the Hallor girl Into court on a charge of Incorrigibility. NEGRO PATROLMAN DETECTIVE SERGEANT Wesley Redding Earns Rapid Promotion in 18 Months. Wesley Redding, negro patrolman of the West 136th street station, was called to Police Headquarters yesterday. "Redding. I want your shield," said Commissioner Enrlgbt. The patrolman unfastened It snd tossed It on the table. There was be wilderment In his face, and his should ers drooped slightly as he stood at at tention. But the Commissioner, Instead of dismissing him, picked up a gold plated badge marked "detective ser geant" and pinned it on him. It was Redding's twenty-ninth birth day, which gave him extra onuae for happiness. When he appeared Inter In Washington Heights Court with a prisoner, he received the congratula tions of Magistrate Douras, who told him that the city never falls to recog nize the able work of Its employees, Redding Joined the force eighteen months ago, and In the course of one night, arrested nine highwaymen and burglars. All were convicted later. BALLOONISTS GUESTS AT FAREWELL DINNER Honored Before Sailing to Compete for Bennett Cup. ?The members of the American balloon team who sail to-day on the Finland lo compete In the International James Gordon Bennett Balloon Cup race In Brussels, Belgium, Heptrmber 18, were given a farewell dinner last evening In the Aero Club of America, 11 East Tblrt"-eighth street, by tho American Committ e for Devastated Francs. The team, which will enter crews for three balloons, Includes Ralph Upson, Wade T. Van Ormani and Rernsrd von Hoffmann as pilots, and C. S. Andrus, Wlllard B. Belberllng, and J. H McKlb ben as aids. Messages expressing con fldenca in the team were sent by Mile. Suzanne Renglen and Alan It. lfawley, (lialrnian of the balloon committee of the Aero Club of America. Mr. Ilawley wrote: "The members of the team rep r'senting America In this classic are among the foremost balloonlsta of the world and stand the best chance to win." The race last year over a course at I Rirmlngham. Ala., was won by I.lent, de Muyter, of Belgium. I AIMS AT WHITE WAY San Francisco Youth Held Here on Charge of Stealing 932,600 in Bonds. SPENT FREELY ON TRIP Rnssell Griffin Arrested After Setting TTp as a Broker in This City. Six weeks of travel and free spending, j with the While Way as the rot of gold at the end of the rainbow, were closed yesterday for Russell Lafayette Griffin, 21, a California boy who was arraigned In Tombs Court before Magistrate liar- , rln and held as a fugitive from Justice. ? He Is said to have told the police thai he stole $32,600 worth of bonds from a brokerage firm in San Francisco for whom he was a messenger, and then started East with another boy. posing on the way as the son of a millionaire. According to the story as gathered b\ detectives of the Old Slip station. Grif fin, on July 11, was sent to the poat office by his employers with eleven packages of negotiable securities. He mailed seven of them and kept the re mainder. Then he got In touch with one of his friends, and the two planned to travel East, with New York as the j big objective. At Salt L,akeCity, the police say. he represented himself as the son of a millionaire, and succeeded ir. disposing of $2,000 worth of the se CU01nercachlng New York the ^ovs took an apartment at 173 West 160th street Griffin opened a small office at o9 Fourth avenue, setting up as a broker, and started an account with \Vllson # Chardon, a brokerage firm at 62 Hr?f' " way. putting up three bonds as col a Business occupied very little of Grif fin's attention. Most of lus energy he gave to exploring the White Way. But he did go to the office every day for his mall and Thursday, when he arrived. Detectives Kalbflelsch and Fleming were waiting: for him. . One of the three bonds he gave to Wilson & Chardon was French bond. The firm communicated with J. T. Mo nn & Co.. who placed the * rench loan, ( and were informed that the bond was a . stolen one. The detectives said the hoy revealed that the remainder of the se curltles were In a safety deposit box at ( the Chatham and T'henlx N.' t.onal Rank. The police have recovered $.9,600 worm I of the securities. , | Griffin sntd his parents were dead. , Magistrate Harris held htm without hall | for examination on September -. AIR PRESSURE SMASHES j GLASS AS TRAINS PASS Windows Cave In, Injuring Ten Passengers. Vibration and air pressurewhentwo j Long Island trains passed Beach, Queens, yesterday, broke J-hre . windows in one ot the trains which was bound for Rockaway Beach, and tne broken glass Injured ton passengers. While It. was said the accident was un usual. it had been known to oceur be fore when trains passed at considerabl. SPMrs A. R. Campbell of Rockaway Park received a severe cut in her left .,rm and Patrolman Tlmmins of the Richmond Hill precinct applied * tou"J - miet to stop the flow of blood. The train ran two miles to Brooklyn Ha nor, where those hurt were attended by sur geons. CHINESE BLACK HAND TRIAL ENDS IN PRISON Ship Steward Sentenced to Term in Sing Sing. Hong Wing, who Is 21 years old and a steamship steward, read in the PaP?rs j how some -'black hand" game had been successfully worked, and he saw no reason why he shouldn't get away with it too. He tried it. Yesterday Judge Mulqueen In General Sessions sentenced him to not less than two and one half rears and not more titan five in Sing Sing, after he pleaded guilty to charge of felonious assault. Wing, after lie had written his black hand letter, departed from the accepted formula so far as to deliver It In person at the shop of Kong ch?"f an Importer at 11 Doyers street. The merchant was sluing behind the coun ter on the afternoon of July -1. whtn 1 long Wing walked in, handed Ids note, and sat down also. for $300 to be passed over the countfL But the merchant, Instead, call < something in Chinese and reached across tho counter for Hong ended badly for the merchant, who came , off with a slit throat and a ripped hand. The scuffle brought a crowd. I iUid then the police. The police recall no other case of a Chinese attempt nt black hand opera tions. CHEATED IMMIGRANTS, CHARGE AGAINST TWO Many in Court to See Accused Swindlers Arraigned. Lawrence Hirschfleld. president, and Jacob Krachter, treasurer, of the He brew Transportation Company, with or flces at 6<> Graham avenue, Brooklyn, gazed at a court room full of clenched fjet. i .--derday when they were ar raigned in Rridgc Rlaza court. Detective Hemendtnger of the Bedford avenue station charged them with hav ing swindled David Melzer of 111 Sum- j nor avenue by accepting $375 from him to bring his wife and children from 1'oland and falling to make good. Th? d?tecllv? Afltd thor? worn fifty similar cases. Magistrate Short held Hirschfleld In >1"'.000 and Prsehter tn $5,000 buil for examination Wednesday. SAILORS HELD IN BALL. Accused of HoIiIiIiik Strong Bo* of Occnn I.lner. Walter Carney, Samuel Kalnluhl and Russell Hamilton of tho crew of the ( steamship Martha Washington. Munson lino, were held yesterday In $10.(100 , hall' each by United States Commis sioner Samuel M. Hitchcock on < hnrges of having stolen $11,700 In gold and paper from tho ship's strong box. Michael Rubin nnd George Gonzales, I itwo other sailors, were held In $1,000 1 hall each as material witnesses. The TPSti were rrested Thursday afternoon when the liner docked at Tier 3, Hobo kon. . . Tho complaint, which includes n charge that the three sailors spent nearly $4,"00 of the money In Rio de iH.netro, was sworn out by Bernard Rvan. chief ofltcer of the vessel. Tho men will be given a hearing Tuesday. OPTICAL JAB IS NO CRIME, BUT THEY FINE YOU FOR IT For Louis Zucker's Nasty Look Over $10 Fine Judge Adds Two Penalties, Pricing 'Knock 'Em Dead' Glance at $5. I.oui? Zucker of 61 Stratford place.1 the case and announced "Ten dollars, Newark, wa? fined 110 In First Precinct Please," Zucker reached slowly for hie wallet and stabbed the Judge six or seven times with furious glances. "What do you mean by that knock Vm dead look?" Judge Boettner snapped. Zueker hesitated and then said: "Not a thing. But this Is my hrst fine." "So you don't like what I do?" com i 'ourt, Newark, for a traffic violation yesterday and then suffered two addi tional penalties Imposed by Judge Boett iicr. They were: Five dollars tine for giving the Judge nasty look. Revocation of his automobile driving license for ten days because of having ?. mented the Judge. "I'll see that you disposition that inspired him to give the do." At which he fixed the extra penal Judge the nasty look. ties, specifying that the |5 line was for When Judge Boettner finished hearing! the "look." RICHMOND'S GHOST DODGES POLICEMEN Watching: in Vain for Spectre Carrying: a Tombstone Near Old Cemetery. One sergeant and four patrolmen, somewhat nervous hut resolved to do their duty, mounted guard at the Old Baptist Cemetery at Concord, Staten Island, Ia?t night In the hope that they might catch the ghost that frightened a inotorman on one of Mayor Hylan's one man trolley cars nearly out of his wits early yesterday and led to the breaking of windows In Mayor Hylan's municipal car barn and In the rectory of fit. Simon's Episcopal Church, next door. At least the people of Concord had. the | hope that the policemen would catch the ghost. Whether the policemen had the same hope was a question. According to stories told by persons well known for their veracity, and backed up by sworn testimony In police court, a ghost, carrying a tombstone on his back, wandered out of the cemetery at 3 A. M? boarded Mayor Hylan's car without paying fare and walked out a rear window without breaking the glass. Then he pulled off the trolley pole and left the hysterical motortnan in dark-1 ness. Loud moans from the motorman at tracted nineteen men from the top of Emerson Hill, where they had been watching for the ghost. When they heard his story they armed with bricks and stones and went back to watch some more. When the trolley had passed the ghost ventured forth once more and the nine teen let drive with all their missiles. The ghost didn't seem to mind, but the havoc among the windows of the car ham and rectory was considerable. The police later arrested the nineteen, but after hearing their story Magistrate Feathers ton discharged them. Concord, normally of about 5,0001 population, had about five times that population last night, the story of the ghost having spread, and there were) enough automobiles in the neighborhood J of the cemetery to run down any ghost j that ever walked, especially one handi capped with a tombstone. The last burials In the old cemetery were made seventy-flve or eighty years1 ago, it is said in the vicinity. The ceme tery to a weed grown waste, and most of the old tombstones have fallen and been covered up. The Rev. John A. Mix, who lives with I bis wife in St. Simon's rectory, put no j stock In the ghost story. He was visibly annoyed yesterday when surveying his | broken windows. AVERAGE INCOME HERE IS HIGHEST IN COUNTRY Earning Power of New York? ers Greatest, Figures Show. The Treasury Department gave out. a memorandum yesterday showing the relative earning power of residents of Now York State with those of other Slates, as Indicated in the Federal per sonal Income tax returns for 1919. The lotal number of returns filed In that; year In this State was 683,066, 12.81 per) cent, of the total for the entire country, and the total taxes paid amounted to *399,792,331, which was 31.49 per cent, of the total Income taxes paid throughout i the country. Residents of this State reported In that year an average net Income of 15,030.62. j while the average for the nation was $3,734.06. The average personal Income tax paid was $238.08 for the nation and $586.27 in this State. "New York's position in the order of magnitude as to all the States and Ter ritories In the Union, in the per cent, of population filing returns, was fif teenth." said the report, "and first in the average?net Income per return." CRIPPLED GIRL DRUDGE RESCUED FROM ABUSE Court Would Like to Give Her Father a Jail Term. In committing Wanda. Mlehnowskl. 13 years old, of 100 Erkford street, Brook lyn, yesterday to the Brooklyn Home for Blind. Crippled and Defective Chil dren because neighbors said she had been made a household drudge despite her deformed back, Justice Byan in Brooklyn Children's Court, said to her father, Michael: "I wish 1 had Jurisdiction over you in this cose. I would send you to Jail for' six months. You ought to receive some of the rough treatment that you have given this little girl." Agents of the children's Society said the child had been seen by neighbors doing heavy washing as late as 1 in the morning, and that they bad seen her mother hold her while her father struek her with a leather belt. The child spent four years In Long Island College Hos pital for treatment for her back, which had beep Injured some years ago. There are three other children. EWELLER AT 62 SHOOTS WOMAN; LEAPS IN SOUND James Kay's Landlady Says He Was Melancholy .Tame* Kay, a retired Jeweller, resid ing in Whltestone, yesterday fired a shot which struek his landlady, Mrs. Carrie Storm, In the shoulder. Then he Jumped Into Tg>ng Island Sound, where it is believed he was drowned. The woman was not seriously hurt. Mrs. Storm told the police Kay had been melancholy because of 111 health. She met him in a hall and he brandished the weapon and then pulled the trigger. He pursued her, but she and her daugh ter grappled with him and a neighbor took the pistol from him. Then he ran out. A pursuing polleeman *nw hltn lesp from the dock. Kay, who was 62, formerly ha/1 a shop In Sixth avenue, Manhattan. He was reputed well to do ADVERTISINGWOMAN HELD AS SWINDLER Asst. District Attorney Says Miss Kohinson Faces Charge of Violating Parole. When Miss WJlla M. Robinson, ad vertising manager of the Nation, who was arrested Thursday on a swindling: charge, was arr&lgmed yesterday before Supreme Court Justice Seeger, at White Plains, Arthur Rowland, As sistant D-lstrlct Attorney, announced that If she was released on ball she would be rearrested Immediately for violation of parole In this city. Mr. I Rowland said the young: woman pleaded guilty before Judge Wadhama In Gen eral Sessions, In 1920, to a grand larceny charge in connection with an alleged swindling operation at City Island the previous summer and received a sus pended sentence. Justice Seeger held her In $6,000 bail. Maurice Zuckert, attorney for Miss Robinson, charged persecution, saying that since the young woman was re leased she hod worked herself up to the position of advertising manager of the publication at a salary of $100 a week and that she had no notice of the Westchester county indictment until arrested. This Indictment accused Miss Robinson of having swindled Miss Anna A. Short of New Rochelle, out of $5,0C0 through a supposed option on a piece of property. The alleged swindling of Miss Short occurred twelve months be fore Miss Robinson was sentenced by Judge Wadhams. The violation of parole charge on which she will be rearrested If released, Is based on her failure to advise Judge Wadhams of her alleged dealings with Miss Short. Justice Seeger asserted the charges against Miss Robinson were a "little stale." He pointed out that the alleged swindling occurred. In October, 1919. and ! that the facts reAitlve to it were not presented to the Westchester County Grand Jury until June of this year. Mr. Rowland explained this delay by saying Miss Short did not become aware until recently that she had been swindled. He also said that since Miss Robinson's arrest he had received communications concerning two other alleged swindles, in one of which, he said, the wife of a Syracuse minister lost $16,000. STATEN ISLAND FERRY TO HAVE MORE BOATS Traffic Increase on Municipal Line to Be Met. Traffic on the municipal Staten Island ferry has increased to such an extent that additional boats will be run this winter, according to an announcement made yesterday by Grover A. Wli&len, Commissioner of Plant and Structures. Beginning October 16, when the winter schedule takes effect, an extra boat will leave St. George at 8:10 A. M. and the 8:15 boat will leave at 8:20. In the evening an extra boat will leave White hall street at 6:10 P. M. and tho 6:15 boat will leave at 6:20. Boats will con tinue to run at twenty minutes Interval until midnight Instead of changing to a thirty minute schedule at 10:3-0 P. M. as at present. The Greenpolnt ferry, from Hast Twenty-third street, Manhattan, to Greenpolnt avenue, Brooklyn, will he taken over by the city on September 1. and the Grand street, Manhattan to Broadway, Brooklyn, will be opened about September 15. At a special meet ing of the Board of Aldermen yesterday the board concurred in authorizing the Comptroller to issue $358,000 of cor porate stock for the purpose of operat ing the boats and terminals now under private control. ELLIS ISLAND SETS NEW RECEIVING RECORD 500 Immigrants Landed in Single Day. \ record since the new restrictive im migration laws went Into effect was es tablished yesterday when 500 of the third class passengers of the San Gio vanni of the Royal Italian Mall Dine were taken to Ellis Island as soon as the ship docked at West Fifty-sixth street. It was the first time Ellis Island has been clear enough to allow such n trans fer tho first day of arrival, and In many Instances passengers have been kept on board for a week. The rest of the stoer nge passengers will be landed at Ellis Island to-day, Capt. Giovanni Poggl said he discov ered five young Italian stowaways under the covering of one of the life boats on the way over. They had been living on dry macaroni and water. They were taken to Ellis Island and will be sent hack on the San Giovanni. All the cabin passengers were allowed to land except Mrs. Maria Checo, 70, who Is on her way to her two sons at Steubenville, Ohio. One of her sons ar rived at the dock after the Immigration Inspector had finished. She will be re leased to-morrow. ALIMONY OF $5,000 WEEKLY IS DENIED Mrs. Small Loses Money Plea in Separation Suit. Supreme court Justice McAvoy de cided yesterday that Edward Small, the | atrlcal broker, will not have to pay any alimony or counsel fees pending trial of I the suit for separation begun by Mra. J Small. She mndo the demand for $5,000 I a week alimony and $50,000 counsel j fees, alleging her husband has nn In | come of more than $15,000 a week. "There Is no such proof of probability of aucceess In the action ns to warrant ! a direction of payment of nny sums of money for alimony or the feea of coun sel," Justice McAvoy decided. "The amount demanded, too. in view of the ! previous method of life of the parties j and the station which they have at- i I talned Is so far beyond that reasonable 1 amount for support which ought to he I allowed as to come within the category I of excessive and extravagant demands." I FORCE RAID CHARGED 10 FOUR POLICEMEN | Two Lieutenants and Two Detectives Summoned to Appear in Court. NO SEARCH WARRANTS Accused of Breaking- Cellar Lock and Taking $3,000 TV ortli of Liquor. PLAINTIFF WATTS IN VAIN Trial Set for Yesterday Post poned When Defendants Fail to Appear. Two police lieutenants and two de tectives of the Third Inspection dis trict will be arraigned before Magis trate McQuado In the West Side court to-day on warrants accusing them of oppression In violation of section MB4 of the penal code. They are charged by Rodney K Haines, a dealer In used automobiles at 228 West Fifty-second street, with entering his establishment last Tues day without a search warrant and seizing liquors valued at $3,000 after breaking a lock on a cellar door. Haines was arrested, but his case was dismissed by Magistrate McQuade the next day when it developed that the search and seizure had been made without a warrant. The application for the warrants w?* made by William S. O'Connell of 3* Park Row, Haines's attorney. Lleutt. Evans and West and Detectives Harry Hepner and Thomas F. Llllla are the policemen named. In the language of the complaint Haines was unlawfully arrested by the four, "acting together and in concert with each other unlaw fully and maliciously under pretence of official right or authority.'* The complaint recites that Lieut. Evans and Detectives Hepner and Lillls entered Haines's premises in the after noon and told him they were searching for liquor. He was placed under arrest, he says, and held a prisoner in the West Forty-seventh street station half an hour. In the evening they returned, ac companied by Lieut. West, and, accord ing to the complaint, they smashed a lock on the cellar door after Haines had refused to open It Lieut. West Is al leged to have admitted they had no search warrant and to have stated that "they didn't need any." From 4 P. M. that day until the morning of August 25 Haines sayH his store was under the con stant surveillance of a police officer. Mr. O'Connell said that the seised liquor consisted of two cases of ver mouth on the store floor and 238 quarts of gin found in the cellar. None of It. ho says, belonged to Haines, who had rented the space and who will make no effort to replevin the liquor. Acting In spector Donohue was directed to notify the policemen of the Issuing of the war rants and to direct their appearance at tho West Side Court. Haines and hie at torney waited from 3:30 o'clock until noon in vain, whereupon Magistrate Mc Quade directed that the warrants "take their usual course." It was said at the West Forty-seventh street station that the four had not been placed under arrest and that they would appear in court this morning. The Anti-Saloon League, through a statement Issued yest*-day by William H. Anderson, State superintendent, an nounced itself In opposition to the un lawful search of homes without war rants. It Is Mr. Anderson's belief that the home brew problem will work Itself out after people discover "it is neither pleasant nor profitable and has no spice of danger connected with it" Eight men of the crew of the Brazilian Government's steamship Curvello were found guilty of Illegally possessing quor before Judge Manton In t.ho Fed eral Court In Brooklyn yesterday and fines of $10 eaeh were imposed. When Detectives Kerr and Jackson testified in Washington Heights Court that they had seen Angclo Mercullo clerk in a grocery at 24G West 146th street, sell Peter Jackson, a police re servist, a bottle of whiskey, William Iheff, a private detective, of 234 West 146th street street, volunteered that ho had seen tho policemen take a bottle from Jackson's pocket. He saw them go into the grocery and then produce the bottle as if they had found It un der a counter, then arrest Mercullo. Magistrate Douras discharged Mercullo and ordered the testimony sent to the District Attorney for Investigation Louis Newman, clerk in a grocery at 145 Dyckman street, pulled down an awning yesterday, forgetting that It bore the word* Wines and Liquors," and *ot himself arrested. H? told Magistrate Douras In Washington Heights Court that the store did not have any liquor despite the advertisement, and was dis charged. Prohibition agents armed with search warrants visited the Progressive Smelt ing and Metal Corporation premises, at 543 West Twenty-fifth street, and found they said, sixty-flvo cases of gin. ten barrels of sherry and two cases of wine Lawrence Donohue and Lawrence Dono hue, jr., who Rppeared to be in charge, were notified to appear before United States Commissioner Hitchcock to-day. DETECTIVE IN SLAYING TO HAVE QUICK TRIAL Haggerty Gets Two Weeks to Change Not Guilty Plea. Jeremiah Haggerty, acting detective sergeant, in Bronx County Supreme Court yesterday pleaded not guilty to en Indictment chargtng first degrro murder. Ilia attorney received two weeks In which to change the plea or make motions In hie client's behalf, to which William T. Qulgley, Anaiatant District Attorney, raised no objection saying the trial would be expedited. Haggerty Is charged with shooting Joseph Lazzaro of 2a East Fourteenth street on August 15 at Oun Hill road and 213th street. The Bronx. BOY MUST STAY IN AMERICA. Mrs. Maria Meyer of 251 East 266th street. The Bronx, yesterday was for bidden to take her son. Walter, 4, to Germany. Mrs. Meyer is suing William Meyer, a master baker, for separation and recently notified him that she in tended taking the boy to Germany and leaving him there while she wpnt to visit a sister in Africa. Counsel for Meyer informed Justice Martin in Bronx Supreme f'ourt and the Justice Issued a writ of habeas corpus for the child. The Justice also grunted to Meyer permission to see the child three times a week. Instead of ones a week as Justice Mitchell orderad when the suit of Mts. Meyer was filed.