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Settlements Unsatisfactory,
Tliey Say, Asking Search
in Canada and Cuba.
Giant Owner's Testimony
Before Receiver Here
Finally Verified.
Stories of Heavy Losses by
Foreign Born and Elderly
Persons Recounted.
Several new developments In con
nection with the $4,000,000 failure of
tho brokerage house of p. D. Dier &
Co. became known yesterday and in
dicated that further investigatoin into
various phases of the failure are to
It was definitely established for the
first time that Charles A. Stoneham,
owner of the New York Giants, had
been examined by attorneys for the
receiver, Manfred W. Ehrich.
"What we want," said O. P. Car
penter, 154 Nassau street, attorney for
the creditors' committee, "is a search
ing investigation of a number of
things. One thing which interests me
greatly, and which I would like some
enlightenment on, is how much of the
Dier money is 'planted' in Canada or
"It seemed very funny to me when
Mr. Shrimpton told the attorneys for
the receiver that he would have to go
back to Canada to get the $25,000,
which waa to be his contribution to
the creditors' fund. He went back and
prot the money, and I am wondering
if he knows where there is any more
money to be had. The whole failure
Is rotten to the core and must be in
vestigated until every detail about it
is known."
Want New Examination.
A demand for another examination'
of Mr. Stoneham and his associate,
Uosb F. Robertson, will be made by
several of tho attorneys for creditors,
it was said. General dissatisfaction
with tho proposals that the creditors
accept partial payment was expressed
everywhere and the majority of the
creditors. tnrough advice of their coun
sel have virtually decided not to ac
cept any eort of settlement until after
further investigation.
Considerable mystery has cloaked the
questioning of Mr. Stoneham. Arthur
G. Hays and William Abramson, coun
sel for the receiver, who have been
conducting the examination of wit
nesses, have Intimated that Mr. Stone
ham n"v?r had been questioned.
Alexander Gilchrist, Jr., special com
missioner, said he had sworn both
Stoneham and Robertson to give testi
mony, and that the hearing had been
conducted and that both of the met
had testified and then returned to
Havana. The details of their testi
mony are being kept secret by Mr.
Hays and Mr. Abramson. No copy of
t he testimony of either of the men has J
been fll.'d with Commissioner Gilchrist
despite the fact that the examination j
took placo several weeks ago.
Oat for Sttll More Assets.
That no acceptance of any settlement I
would be iigreeable at this time was
made clear hy both creditors and their
attorneys. They feel that there should
bo n united effort to Investigate and if
possible recover more assets. A mass
meeting of all Dier creditors in this dis
trict is being arranged for next week.
In referring to the offers made, Mr.
<"arrenter said:
"My clients will accept neither the
*200,000 nor the $2,000,000 rumored to
have been 'donated' by Mr. Stoneham. or
bv anyone else. We feel that some of
the $1,000,000 is somewhere about and
we intend to follow every lead to restore
us much of the money as possible.
Startling developments were promised
shortly by several of the attorneys, who
have been delving into certain parts of
the testimony taken at the hearings.
These hearings will be continued some
time this week, it was said, but the at
torneys for the receiver. Hays & Wad
hams. would give no definite date for
Numerous cases where clients of the
Dior firm had lost their life savings
through the crash of the house and are
virtually penniless were cited. Among
them were many of foreign birth and
also elderly persons, who said that they
had little knowledge of stock transac
tions but had had implicit faith In the
firm and the partners who represented
Drrnand Calling; of Dler.
Dissatisfaction was expressed that
E. D. Dier, head of the brokerage, had
not been examined by the receiver and
"had been permitted to go to Florida
without any eort of questioning." A
demand for his appearance will be made
soon by counsel for the creditors.
John V. Mclntyre and Earl A. Dahl,
who were employed In the Dler firm
before the failure and attempted to form
an "Insurgent" group of creditors, have
started suit against the creditors' com
mittee for $97, which they allege they
expanded In calling together the meet
ing at. Bryant Hall on January 25.
A short time ago Mclntyre made
charges against the way the attorneys
for the receiver were conducting the
examinations and aleo endeavored to
collect $5 from each of somc 6.000
creditors when his activities were cur
tailed by Judge Mack In the United
States District Court. A general denial
of the cane was entered for the com
mittee by Mr. Carpenter.
Sixty-four more policemen were on
trial before John Daly. Deputy Police
t 'ommlssloner. at Brooklyn Police Head
fi?!?rters yesterday charged with vio
lating the patrol regulations, making a |
total of more than 200 In two weeks.
This Is said to be a record number for
-uch a period and to be the result of
< otnmissioner Daly's system of espion
age to "keep the cops on the Job."
J'TUCKS realized on Bwtft A Company sales
of <'aro?ss beef in New York City for we?k
fat unlay, March II. on shipments
?"lrt nut, ranged from 11 ennts to in cent*
""<? P-r
Germany Lures Him
by Scotches, 15 for $1
THE Hanover, second of the
North German Lloyd liners
to come here since the re
cent resumption of the service,
berthed in Hoboken yesterday. Loul*
Heuber, confectioner, of Philadel
phia. a passenger, had been four
months visiting his native land, and
he is going back. Here is a par
tial list of the things that appeal to
him, with one American dollar
equal to 230 German marks:
Scotch and soda, 15 marks.
Haircut, shave, maasage and
shine, 15 mark*.
Glass of beer. 3 marks.
Ordinary champagne, S3 marks.
Best Rhine wine, 70 marks.
Hotel, per day, 50 marks.
Automobile hire, per hour, 35
marks. ?
Three Companies and Eight
Persons Accused of Price
Boosts in 200 Cities.
Three corporations and eight individ
uals have been indicted on charges of
criminally conspiring to monopolize and
restrain the gas lamp trade and to
boost priccs of gas lamps and mantles
in 200 cities throughout the United
States, it was learned yesterday when
the report of the Federal Grand Jury
made last Friday was released from
seal. The corporations and Individuals
indicted were:
The United Gas Improvement Com
pany of Philadelphia and its president,
Samuel T. Bodine; Randal Morgan,
vice-president of the same company;
the Welsbach Company and its presi
dent, Sidney Mason; the Cities Illumi
nating Company and a director, Will
iam Findlay Brown, who also is an
Assistant District Attorney in Phila
delphia: Arthur E. Shore, vice-presi
dent, and Eugene F. Newbold. presi
dent, of the same company; Charles
Patterson, president of the Patterson
Street Lighting Company of Minne
apolis and St. Paul, and George M.
I-anders of New Britain, Conn.
Mr. Mason, the only defendant to
appear in the United States District
Court, was held in bail of $2,500 by
Judge Mack on his plea of not guilty.
Mr. Morgan Is in Florida and Mr. Pat
terson is in St. Paul and orders were
issued for them to furnish the same
amount of bail each in their respec
tive judicial districts and to appear
here next Monday for pleading to thm
The Federal Grand Jury which had
been considering the case for a month
was under the guidance of Judge Webb,
who ordered the indictment sealed be
fore he letft here to go to his home
in South Carolina. It was released yes
terday on the motion of R. Colton Lewi*?
and W. R. Benham, special attorneys
to the United States Attorney-General
who prepared the cases for the Govern
The three companies under indictment
have their main offices In Philadelphia,
and are charged with having conspired
to restrain trade and to boost prices
through an illegal combination. At
torneys for each company entered
formal pleas of not guilty.
The complainants were owners of
street lighting patents, who charged
that they had been driven out of busi
ness by the companies under indictment.
Ragland 'Momand. prenidont of the Pres
sure Lighting Company of 120 Liberty
street, handed the list of complainants.
According to Mr. Momand, the com
bine had attempted to raise the price of
12,000 street lamps used in Brooklyn
from $12 to $15.20. Figures showing
the various Jumpn In prices in various
cities were included In the papers filed.
In St. F'aul it is charged that the price
on 5,000 lamps used there has been
raised from $10 to $15.^0 within the
last two years; in St. l^ouis from $12
to $16.84 on 24,000 lamps, and in Balti
more, where 13.000 lamps hre used, the
price went from $10 to $14.60.
The specific charges in the Indict
ment are that the defendants obtained
control of a large number of valuable
patents and then used these and ex
cluded others from being used: that
they acquired and combined competing
companies. Instituted unwarranted and
vexatious litigation against competing
companies to compel them to drop out
of the field of competition ; that they en
tered into a collusive bidding to deceive
public officials; that* they purchased
secret control of competing companies
and then denied the ownership of said
companies in deceiving public officials
and that misleading and false state
ments were circulated retarding com
peting companies and that some of these
companies were eventually bought in
and then maintained ostensibly as com
petitors to deceive public officials.
The United Gas Improvement Com
pany was specifically charged by Mr.
Momand with having Induced city offi
cials all over the country to make con
tracts for lighting without holding public
bidding, or If this were required, entered
a lot of dummy bids to deceive other
bidders and award the contract to a
member of the "combine." He charged
that methods employed by the vomblne
cost the city of Yonkers $60,000 more for
lighting on a five year contract made In
1P17 than It would have paid If there
had been open competition.
Remainder in Non-Interest
Bearing Notes.
Creditors of E. W. Wagner A Co. will
receive 50 per cent, of their claim* In
cash ami the balance In non-interest
bearing notes to be paid as soon as the
slow assets can be realised on, accord In*
to a statement yesterday by John 8.
Sheppard, receiver. The quick assets
of the bankrpt firm are $5,284,000 and
slow assets, at face value, $3,742,804,
against which are liabilities of $8,400,000.
Another stock brokerage house, (Iraf
A Co. of 128 Liberty street, was forced
Into bankruptcy by Its creditors. The
firm Is composedof Henry Spit*. James
M. Oral and Herman YVltkowshl, also
known as William Herman. The cred
itors are Lenox A Mont ford, with a cla/lm
of $20,558 ; C. B. Whltaker A Co.. $4,400,
and Walter P. McCaffery. $10,587.
Louis Wldder, 23, of 2544 Valentine
avenue. The Bronx, who Is alleged to
have acted In concert with two others,
recently arrested. In defrauding David
Gardiner out of $70,000 In a stock
transaction, was arreseted on an Indict
ment returned February 9. He was a
salesman connected with Franklin, Tay
*lor A Co.. five members of which were
Indicted on the same charge. Police still
are seeking three of the brokers. Widder
was arraigned before Justice Wasser- |
voxel In Supreme Court and held under
$7,500 hall. He pleaded not guilty.
The trial of four members of Kory A
Co., 42 Broadway, was postponed from
yesterday to Thursday. When the case
was called, Lorlng if. Black, counsel
?or the defendants, opposed an Imme
diate trial on the ground that one of the
defendants. Sol Newman, 111. The
other three are Louis Kory. Nathaniel
Lewis and Julius Mendelsohn.
Plot to Destroy It Charged
by the American's Head,
A. W. Graham.
Action Alleging Conspiracy
Threatened to Follow
John Doe Hearing.
Traders Wanted to Juggle
15,000 Bales Bought on
New York's Floor.
Complaints and propaganda against
the American Cotton Exchange are
the outgrowth of ulterior efforts to put
the exchange out of business, testified
A. W. Graham, president, yesterday
at the John Doe hearing before Chief
Magistrate William MeAdoo. Mr,
Graham said he had received Infor
mation that the downfall of the Ameri
can Cotton Exchange was sought by
both the New York and the New
Orleans Cotton exchanges.
Two documents placed in the testi
mony by Jerome Simmons, Assistant
District Attorney, were said to have
defamed or reflected on the Integrity
of the American Exchange. Magis
trate MoAdoo demanded with some
heat to know what the exchange had
done to defend Itself from the attacks
on Its honor. Mr.'>Graham said:
"My idea about It Is that when this
hearing is over we will bring an action
charging conspiracy against those who
have attacked us."
Mr. Graham was examined at lensrth
I by Mr. Simmons, and Magistrate Me
Adoo Interrupted frequently to ccnduct
the questioning. Mr. Graham said that
his time was occupied mostly with the
correspondence and with litigations
arising during the administration of his
predecessor In office and admitted that
there were numerous details of the ex
change's business he did not know.
"When you were selected for presi
dent," said Magistrate M"Adoo finally,
"it was your reputation and respecta
bility the exchange wanted. Isn't that
Just it?"
Mr. Graham formerly was a North
Carolina Judge and later was in charge
of the enforcement of tne cotton futures
act in New York.
Prtcea Follow Other Eirhangm.
Among the thines Mr Graham did
r.ot know was the means oy which the
exchange got Its Information regarding
the general market prices of cotton,
further than such prices were fixed by
the business on the floor of that cx
Mr. Graham admitted that the price*
of the New York and New Orleans Cot
ton Exchanges were thvrie usually ac
CJ-pted as indicating the price of cotton
rather than those of his own exchange,
and that the quotations of the American
Exchange tickers varied but s'lghtly
from those of the New "York Exchange,
though usually slightly higher, which,
he said, was due to the heavier overhead
of dealing in ten share un'.ts. He denied
that any members of tho American Ex
change, to his knowledge, had bucketed
orders or otherwise viola*ed the law.
One of the documents introduced was
a letter alleged to have been written
by W. B. Wilson & Co. to T. Holt l.aird
of Greensboro, N. C., in which Wilson
& Co. said It had decided to withdraw
from membership in the American Cot
ton Exchange and could not "con
scientiously recommcnd" any member ol
that exchange,
Wllaon &. Co. DIamlMril.
Mr. Graham asserted I hat Wilson Sc.
Co. was dismissed from the exchange
by the directors for untrue derogatory
statements, and it was in connection
with this letter that he made the state
ment concerning probable legal action
after the present hearing.
The second document was a request
signed by nine members of the ex
change that the exchange purchase on
the New York Cotton Exchange a max
imum of 15,000 hales of cotton, the con
tracts to be distributed equitably over
the trading months, and sell a similar
quantity of each position in the ring of
the American Cotton Exchange simul
taneously with the purchase on the New
York Exchange.
The cotton then was to have been car
ried short on the American Exchange
at all times, transferring from month
to month as positions approached ma
turity. the quantity of short cottort to
be Increased or decreased from timo to
time as might be found necessarv to
maintain American quotations within a
few points of New York quotations.
"Wheel Fixed to Win."
Magistrate McAdoo characterized the
plan as "a check which would stop the
wheel at the lucky number." Mr. Gra
ham said he would not approve the
suggestion and It was never put Into
The demand for that arrangement. It
appeared, was born when the Mathew
son Trading Corporation "for reasons
of Its own found It undesirable to sup
ply the needed short cotton to the ring,
thus removing from the floor Its 10.000
hales short." Trading on the floor
after that situation was described as'
The following signatures were at
tached to the request:
Rose & Son, O. ? H. Jennings & Co.,
Patton & Co., Eblln & Co., Rosenberg
A Co., Martin & Co., Levy & Co., Mc
Gulgan & Co. and Anderson & Co.
The hearing will be continued this
morning at 11 o'clock. Magistrate Mc
Adoo made It clear that the hearing will
be confined to charges of bucketing.
A woman known to the neighbors only
as Mrs. Selgel ended her life by hanging
herself with a bit of clothesline In a hall
washroom at 62 East 102d street. After
locking the door ahe tied one end of the
line to a water pipe overhead and the
other about her neck, kicking aside the
chair on which ahe was standing. When
other tenants found the washroom door
locked they called Patrolman Beers. Dr
Oillman of Harlem Hospital pronounced
Mrs. Helgel dead. She was 4S and had
three sons, all of whom were at work
when their mother took her life.
Three Women of Jury
Again Held for Night
TRENTON. March 13.?For the
second time within a week a
Jury composed of six men
and six women was forced to carry
its deliberations through the ni^ht
when a panel late to-day in a $35,000
damage suit against the Public Ser
vice Railway Company was locked
up by Judge Frank Lloyd of Mer
cer Court.
Three of the women Jurors. Mrs.
Anne Cunningham, Mrs. Julia Biard
and Mrs. May Reading, were also on
the jury that was locked up for the
night on March 8 and whose de
liberations over an assault charge
ended in a disagreement.
Frit/ Kreisler Also Entertains
Novel Audience With
Violin Solos.
A unique audience. Including fully a
thousand blind persons, gathered yes
terday for a special performance of
"Six Cylinder Love" at the Sam H.
Harris Theater. The performance was
given under the auspices of the Matilda
Ziegler Magazine for the Blind, and pre
ceding the play, as a special surprise
for the blind guests of tho theater man
agement, Fritz ICreisler played. Few
of the auditors had ever heard Mr.
Krelsler's famed violin playing except
on phonograph records, and at the an
nouncement that he would play a storm
of applause and cheers filled the house.
Mr. Kreisler played three eelections.
Rimsky-Kersakoff's "Hymn to the
Sun." Tartlni's "Variations" and his
own "Caprice Vlenois."
In the presentation of the play'Ernest
Truex and the other members of the
cast contributed their services and Mr.
Harris donated tho use of the theater
and met all the expenses, including a
special program In Braille for the blind
gueets. There Tver? many persons in
the unusual audience who never had
been In a theater before.
The play was followed by the sight
less auditors with almost breathless at
tention, and many of the lines were
greeted with appreciative laughter and
applause. No hint as to the story of
the play had been given to the guests
and the only aid to understanding that
was extended to them was an oral
description, before each act, of the
stage setting to be disclosed.
The first act was described by Don
ald Meek, the second by Berton Church
ill and the third by Ernest Truex, so
that the blind listeners might compare
several of the players' "real life" voices
with their stage voices. All three of the
actors were greeted as vociferously as
had been Mr. Kreisler.
There wore delegations present from
the New York School for the Blind,
from the classed for the blind in the
New York public schools nnd from the
Catholic Center for the Blind and the
Jewish Cuild for the Blind.
No one followed the play with keener
interest or with more apparent enjoy
ment than Miss Catharine McGirr. who
for thlrty-flve years has been deaf as
well an blind. She holds a position in
the office of the Matilda Zieplcr Maga
zine, and was one of the few guests who
received an outline of the story of "Six
Cylinder Love" before the performance.
She was accompanied to the theater by
Miss Harrlette Weems, who shared a
box with Mrs. Fritz Kreisler, and who
sat beside the blind and deaf young
woman through the play talking to her
with hand pressure.
"I can't keep up in detail with the
actual dialogue for her." said Miss
Weems, "but I am able to tell hf>r each
situation as It arises and every now
and then give her some of the shorter
actual speeches."
At one point in the performance th?
deaf and blind girl became so excited
over the plot that she began to Imitate
the guiding of a motor car with graphic
$5,000,000 Will Be in Hand
Within Fortnight.
New Tork State has raised its quota
of $5,000,0(H) for the Jewish War Relief,
it was announced last night at the meet
ing in the grand ballroom of the Hotel
Commodore, with $4,570,000 already In
hand and the remainder assured on
pledges. All of the money, It was said,
would be available within two week*.
More tlhan 600 persons, all of them
members of the teams that did the cam
paigning. attended the meeting. David
M. Bressler, acting chairman of the cltv i
campaign, presided. Among the teams
that won commendation were Brooklyn,
$600,000; Bankers', $492,000; Women's
Division, $204,000; Theatrical, $200,000:1
Washington Heights, $151,000, and th<'
Judges and lawyers, $134,000. Of the
eighty teams thirty raised more than!
the quota allotted, while five doubled j
their amounts.
Special Committee Puts Off
Retention Decision.
No action has been taken by the spe-'
clal committee of the Baptist Coni'erem-- !
upon the question of reengaging the Key. |
Dr. George Caleb Moor as pastor of the;
Madison Avenue Baptist Church.
/ The committee met yesterday^ but
though ?he two church factions, one up-1
holding the p?stor and the other sup
porting the three members of his congre
gation who recently w<-re expelled on
charges of slandc-r, expected a derision
by last night, the meeting adjournal
without result. The committee meets
again March 20.
The Rev. Dr. Frank Of. Goodc'.illd of
the Central Baptist Church, the Rev. Dr.
Gordon B. Kierstead of the Alexander
Avenue Baptist Church, Horace L. Day
of the First Baptist Church, U. J. Spa id
of Calvary Baptist Church and A. H.
Cole of Salem Baptist Church, New Ro
ohelle, are members of the special com
San Francisco, March 13.?One Juror
temporarily passed was the record of
the fH-st day's session in the third trial
of Roscoe (Fatty) Arbuckle on man
slaughter charges.
Six veniremen were examined. Four
were nxcused tat having opinions. One
proved satisfactory to both sides and the
sixth was still under examination at
The fact that a witness had left the
Jurisdiction of the court mid was not
available was touched ttpon In the ques
tioning of the veniremen The name of
this witness was not mentioned, hut It
was assumed the reference was to Zey
T'revost, one of those who attended the
Arbuckle party. Hhe Is li> New Orloan*
and Is reported to have Mid ah? wmld
not return for the trial.
Stuyvesant Laboratory Work-1
cr Sues for Warrant for E. j
B. Von Nardroff.
i Every time a teacher enters or leaves
Stuyvesant High School in East Fif
I teenth street he or she lias to punch a
timeclock. Each day the story th?
j dock tells is recorded and at the end of
the month the Board of Education de
ducts from a teacher's salary for tardi
ness or absence.
The operation of this system, which is
employed In other schools, too, has so j
vexed Nathaniel Becker, physics labora- |
tory assistant, that he went into the I
j Supreme Court yesterday requesting the
arrest of Ernest R. von Nardroff, prin- ,
cipal of Stuyvesant High, for extortion
and oppression.
Becker applied for a warrant to i
Magistrate Sweetser in Yorkville Court j
a week ago, but could not get it. So. as j
his own attorney, he asked Justice New- j
burger to Issue a writ of mandanus j
compelling Magistrate Sweetser to order
the principal's arrest. Charles J.
D rutin n, Assistant Corporation Counsel,
appeared for Mr. von Nardroff. The
Justice, reserving decision, asked both
sides to leave briefs with him, which
they (lid.
On leaving the court room Becker ;
declined to talk about his charges ;
against his superior. In the court room j
he only said that deductions had bee.n :
improperly made from his salary, in ;
sums as small as 51 and 75 cents at a
time, and that in the aggregate they ,
came to about JIOO.
Mr. Becker returned to Stuyvesant!
High School laboratory after making his '
appeal to Justice Newburger and stayed
there until 3 :20 P. M , when his duties 1
regularly end. Von Nardroff was not
at the school. It was explained that tie
was absent because of the death or seri
ous Illness of a relative, but would be
back to-day.
At his home at 115S Simpson avenue.
The Bronx. Mr. Becker said hr regretted
that 'his application had come to public
notice. He has been fight'ng for five
years to have removed from the records
of the Board of Education charges made j
against him. wrongfully, lie said, when ;
j he was an assistant tea her of chemistry
; in the Bushwick High School. He has '
I twice started libel suits. One of them,
in which he seeks $60,000 damages from
the Board of Education, diaries W.
Lyon, district superintendent, and Clar
ence E. Meleney, John T.,. Tlidsley and
Oustave Straubemuller, assistant super
intendents. is pending In the Supreme
Becker also has asked the State Edu
cation Commissioner to compel the
Board of Education to restore him to hft
position as an assisSant te?cher of
chemistry, but decision ns to this is
help up until the libel suit is tried.
Meanwhile the Board of Education
has retained Mr. Becker as a laboratory
assistant at the reduced salary of $2,20'1
a year. He contends that if the charge?
made against him when he was at Bush
wick High School were true lie should
have been dismissed from the school syn
tem and that If they were false he
should long ago hava been restored to
full duty and salary".
In order to prepare himself for his
legal fight for reinstatement as a chem
istry teacher, Mr. Becker has studied
law, especially the law of liber, until he
deems himself qualified to manage his
case without the aid of a member of
the bar.
Ends $500,000 Action Against
Chicago Opera Company.
The $500,000 libel action brought by j
Johanna Gadskl against the Chicago j
Opera Association, Inc., was dismissed :
yesterday by Judge Tvearne^ Hand in
the United States District Court because
of lack of Jurisdiction. Mme. Gadskl, [
who is the wle of Capt. Hans Tauschtr,
brought suit on February 6, alleging
damage because of statements made at '
the time her contract with the company i
was rescinded.
I^ewis & Kelsey, attorneys for the
opera association, contended that the
papers In the case had not been properly
served on Clark A. Shaw, acting busl- ;
ness manager. On this contention the I
court ruled the service was Invalid and
dismissed the case.
Denver. March 13. ? After searching
twenty-four hours for a horse drawn
In arse, an undertaker found one to-day
In the basement of a livery stable, and
a* a result the last wish of Mrs. Ella M.
Sears, wife of a physician, will be ful
I'pon her death bed Mrs. Sears, who
was 60, asked,that no motor driven ve
hicles be permitted In her funeral pro
The undertaker discovered It had been
ten years since a hori>? drawn hearse
had taken Its place In a funeral proces
sion in Denver.
Dr. Victor F. Hess has been appointed
consulting physicist of the Bureau of
Minew. it was announced yesterday by
the Radium Information Service. Dr.
Hess, Internationally known radium ex
pert. technical director of tiie United
States Kadium Corp., also is fellow of
the American Physical Society, member
of the American Electro Chemical So
ciety. member of the Swiss Society for
Natural History, member of the German
Swiss Society and of other physicist and
medical societies
rhe heroes of Homer were
men covered with iron and
brass, and their terrible
blows dealt death and deso
Yet Athenaeus pictures them
reposing after their exploits
and?O, happy simplicity?
partaking of a dish of beans.
Evidently ? the heroes of
Homer, like the patrons at
CHILDS, knew and appre
ciated the nutritive value of
beans when properly cooked.
N?w York or Boalna baked
haam balk for bulk men
nourishing ikt* moat.
Armed Guards Arc on Duty as
Last Rash for Payments I
Sets In.
The last minute rush to pay Income
taxes ht?.? set in and Collector Frank i
K. Bowere and his deputies tn the Cus
tom House are prepared for overwhelm
ing crowds until the closing of the
Internal revenue office to-morrow night.
Protection against holdup men anjl
pickpockets is provided In uniformed
policemen at the receiving clerks' windows
and revenue men In plain clothes circulate
through crowds in the corridors at all
times. Similar precautions are taken
by Collector John J. Rafferty in the
Brooklyn office.
One hundred and fifty clerks open and
sort mall that Is received daily in the
Custom House and another large aug
mented statT takes charge of personal
payments. Collector Bowers would not
venture yesterday n comparison between
this and last year's receipts.
A test holdup drill was' held in the
Brooklyn office yesterday, and the
clockwork precision with which the en
tire staff of attendants and guards
responded to the call convinced Collector
RnfTerty the building was adequately
protected. When one of the cashiers
pressed the alarm button eight armed
deputies ran to the spot, the elevator
operators stopped their cars and the
heavy Iron gutes of the Federal Build
ing were closed.
\?grn Janitor Held After Alterca
tion in Colombia Heights.
Magistrate Short, in the Adams street
court. Brooklyn, yesterday dismissed a
charge of assault made against Ruth>>r
furd Bingham, son of Gen. Theodore
Bingham, former Police Commissioner,
by Mrs. Bertha Duncan, a negress.
Bingham's assault charge against Mr.*.
Duncan also was dismissed, but her
husband, Irving Duncan, was held for
Special Sessions in $100 bail on a similar
accusation by Bingham.
Bingham had gone to 150 Columbia
Heights, Brooklyn, on February 12. in
search of an apartment. Duncnn, the
janitor, refused to give him the name nf
the owner, says Bingham. An alterca
tion followed from which the assault
charges resulted.
Charles Dorman, GO, of 61 Java street,
Brooklyn, was taken suddenly III je?.
terday In front of 1216 Broadway and
died before medical aid arrived from
New York Hospital. Death apparently
was due to heart trouble.
Tiffany & Co.
Fifth Avenue &:37T-* Street
Pearls Diamonds Jewelry
Silverware Stationery
Stadler. &. Stadler
785 fifth AVENUE-AT 59th STREET
Stacker & Stadler Clothes are a distinct achievement In
Fine Tailoring. They are priced as low as their nece?
sary cost will permit ? in fact, no higher than other
custom-tailored clothes of the best quality.
Call 0360 Circle
5th Avenue at 53d Street, New York
Expediting Business Abroad
AN American export firm cabled its representative in
care of our Paris office to call upon an important
customer in Naples.
Our travel expert looked up schedules and connections,
purchased his tickets, helped him secure passport vises and
gave him a letter to our Naples correspondent. While
the salesman was en route, our office wired ahead to
reserve hotel accommodations.
The representative of this export firm was aided con
siderably by our assistance. Our Naples correspondent
accorded him a number of courtesies in our name and
honored his Equitable Letter of Credit, paying him the
equivalent of his dollar drafts in Lire, at the prevailing
rate of exchange.
Facilitating the transaction of foreign business and
saving the valuable time of our customers' representatives
are daily services rendered by our offices abroad.
An executive in the Foreign Department of
any of our New York offices will explain
our facilities for handling foreign business.
37 Wall Street
Uptown Officc
Madison Ave. at 45th St.
Paris: 2j Rue dc la Paw
Colonial Officc
222 Broadway
London: 3 King William St., E C.4

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