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AVeingold Alleged to Owe
$1*6,000 Because of
Fake Stamp.
Warrants of Distraint Is
sued After Arrest of
Four in January.
Frank K. "Bowers Expects Deal
ers to Be Frightened
Into Payment.
?Agents of the Collector of Internal
Revenue took possession of the fur
business of Barnett Weingold at 1S8
West Twenty-seventh street yesterday
for alleged failure to pay luxury taxes
and penalties amounting to $46,783.22
due to the Government.
Sixteen other furriers are named In
warrants of distraint, under one of
which the seizure of Weingold's estab
lishment was made. It is expected that
other arrests will follow, but the iden
tity of the other furriers lias not been
made public. The seizure is the se
quence to the arrest six weeks ago of
two men in conncction with fur tax
frauds reaching $2,000,000.
When Government agents arrested
Morris Rosenblum and Herman Schuss
on January 25 they found a rubber
stamp, a duplicate of that used by
i ashiers in the internat revenue collec
^ rr".% aYicc, w?>ich they charge Rosen
heim and Schuss Cifcd used to d"fraud
the Government. The arrtbte followed
;? special Investigation by Elmer 1..
Ivey, Chief Revenue Inspector, of
Washington, who came here with sev
eral agents to investigate.
Kognu Receipt* Stamped.
The plan, according to the agents, was
for Rosenbium and Schuss to go to a
fi.rrler who paid a luxury sales tax
mont hlv, and for a percentage of the
amount of the tax they wauld stamp
f. receipt. When an Inspector went to
investigate the failure of the merchant
u, pay a tax the latter would show
what purported to be a bona fide re
i ript and the matter would escape sus
In connection with the arrest of Ros
enblum and Schuss. Ben Weiss and Mel
villr Newmark were also taken into
vustody. All four are out on bail pend
lig a hearing. Rosentolum at the time
W his arrest In this case, was out on
bail set in 1919 when he was dismissed
from the Federal service 0:1 a charge
nf accepting a bribe of $9,000 in another
income tax fraud case. He also pleaded
Kullty a year ago to indictments charg
ing conspiracy with Morris Rachmil and
Abraham L. Samuelson In an income tax
fraud case. t . , .
The seizure of Wcingold s business ne
cauie known only when his attornejs,
Barnes, Chilvers & Halstead. and Isa
dora Gainsberg of 2 Rector street, ap
peared befor* Judge Julian W. Mack In
the United States District Court late in
the afternoon and obtained an order
staving the execution of the warrant or
distraint until Friday, when the, case |
will be heard in United States District ,
C?Since the disclosure Incident to the ar
rest on January 25 Frank K. Bowers. ,
Collector, has had accountants going;
over the books of a large number of |
furriers. Indictments in these matters j
are expected from the Federal Grand
Jury soon.
HHO.VOO In Welnuold Case.
According to Mr. Bowers notice was I
served on firms owing taxes that they :
hnd until yesterday to pay the amount*. |
after a ton day n;race. When the time
expired the warrants were Issued to A.
Dellassndro. chief field officer, to serve. ,
In Welngold's case the Governmen j
allpges that eight monthly
\ aryinjr from $4,000 and *5,000 ?were
fraudulently receipted, which with th
penalty imposed, will amount to more
t }irii $18,000. Mr. Bowers said he ex
pected that most of the dealers on his
list would pay Deliasandro and thereby
avoid service of the warrants, which in
cludes the sealing of the place of
""-The Grand Jury is expected to report
to-dav on the charges against Rosen
heim'and S(JMss and their two asso
ciates. i
Accused Slayer Overcome by
Plea of Her Lawyer.
l^on ANMUSB, March 14.-Tears came
to the eyes of Mr* Madalynne Oben
ehain to-day as she listened to the open
ing argument In her behalf In hc? tilal
on the charge of murdering J. Bclton
K Alfred F. Macdonsld, who made the
argument, dwelt upon the lovj? "liich.
according to the testimony, existed be
tween the defendant and Kenned*, de
daring It showed she had r.o motive for
plotting Kennedy's d. ath.
On? of the three women ?n the Jur>
wept when Mr. Macdonald: reav a letter
Kennedy wrote to Mr*. Obenchain con
taining the appeal. "l>ove me always
Ti?c attorney declared the States
theory that Mrs. Obenchain was a
"woman scorned'' had been
nnd that "If anything, this was a raR
of a man scorned.''
Asa Keyea, Deputy District Attorney,
will make the final argument Thurs
Asks $2 a Room Increase, but
Gets Scant 50 Cents.
Vax Mosner, owner of apartment* at
170S Bathgate avenue. The Bronx, went
before Justice Robltsek In Municipal
Court yesterday I" ?"k "*?' permission
rr, raise rent, from $7.50 and $x a room
to *J0 The Justice said the matter
needed Investigation.
?M il take the Jury to the place In
taxlcabs," said Mosner. .
It required four taxicshe. Mosner
raid the Mils. The Jury surveyed the
propertv. talked to the tenants and re
turned with a verdict that
entitled to sn Increase of !>0 cents a
voom and no more. Meaner protested^,
hut th<- .Tu*tfee nnM t^e matter wa.
Rams Street Car After Picking Up Victim Who Had
Been Run Down?Policeman in Taxicab Gets
Youngster to Bellevue, Where He Dies.
Julius Flschler, 9, aon of Joeerph
I'"ischler of 125 Second avenue, was play
ing in the street at Second avenue and
St. Mark's place last night when he
was run d-own by an automobile truck
driven by Meyer Schrieber of Middlesex
Village, L.. I. Schrieber stopped the
truck and turned around, to see a negro
running toward him with the uncon
scious figure of the boy in his arms.
"You just run down this boy," said
the negro. "Beat it to a. hospital."
The negro Jumped to a seat beside the
chauffeur and Schrieber started north on
Second avenue, followed by Patrolman
Michael Murphy of the Ftfth street
station in a taxicab. Schrieber kept, his
siren going full blast and traffic got'out
of the way of the truck, which made
high speed. At Fourteenth street a
crosBtown surface car was crossing tne
avenue and Schrleber tried to get Ahead
of It
He cut in ahead of the trolley car,
thinking he could Ret clear, but the
truck struck the front end of It, smash
ing windows and terrifying the pas
sengers, some of whom were cut by
glass. The truck was stopped. A mo
ment later Patrolman Murphy came
along In his taxicab, grabbed the boy
from the arms of the negro, and Jumped
back Into the taxicab.
The policeman ordered the chauffeur
to drive at top speed for Bellevue Hos
pital. That Institution was reached in
a few minutes. Young Flsehler was
placed at once on the operating table,
but died before the surgeons could do
anything for him. His chest had been
Hvpnotic Eyed Men Kidnapped
Him Too?Vision Laid to
Bad School Report.
Patrolman ChiMs of the Morrisanla
station cams upon Arthur Burger, aged
12, of 757 East 105th street, The Bronx,
.standing at Jackson and Westchester
avenue??. The Bronx, yesterday after
rvoon. The boy's clothing was slashed
and torn, he had two hip bumps on his
head and he wan crying as hurd as a
little boy could possibly cry. The po
liceman asked him what had liappened.
"Threo men In an automobile cut my
clothes and boat me on the head," said
the boy, and the policeman took him to
the police station. It was some time
before Lieut. Mooney could Induce the
boy to talk, Tu^t finally Arthur drew
several deep breaths and began:
"I was standing at the corner of
Tinton avenue and 115tli street when
three ferocious looking ^nen that looked
liko .nir.-ues drove up in an automobile
and stopped righi in front of rae. 'Come
here, my little man," said one of them,
and I started to run. But the man put
his hand In his pocket and I thought he
had a gun; so I stopped."
The boy said he got Into the car
with the men and near St. Mary's Park
cne of the men grabbed him and all the
men began to slash at his clothe*. Then
another man beat him. All the men,
he said, had hypnotic eyes.
The police investigator found that
Arthur had got a Dad report card at
school and feared a whipping. So he
cut his own clothes and bumped his
head on the sidewalk and t.'ien waited
for a cop.
Canadian War Veteran
Leaves a Short Note.
"William T. OJj^n of 807 Ninth avenue,
a steamship steward and a veteran of
the Canadian Army, Jumped in front
of a northbound Ninth avenue elevated
train at the Fiftieth street station last
night at 7 o'clock. The front truck of
the first car passed over hH body, and
he was dead when a surgeon reached
him from Flower Hospital.
Patrolman Keagon of the West Forty
seventh street station sent for the re
serves to handle the large crowd that
gathered, and the man's body was ex
tricated by the rescue squad of the Fire
Department. In Olton's pocket the
police found this note:
"Notify Mrs. Chaplin, 619 We?t Forty
eighth street, sister, aitd C. C. Wood
of 116 Avenue I.., Brooklyn. May God
have mercy on my soul." Papers In his
pocket showed that he had been dis
charged from the Canadian Army as a
private In August. 1921.
Wife of Boy Accused in Gill
man Killing Weepa.
Mrs. Bella Gillman, widow of Faul j
.Tcan Gillman, murdered druggist, and
Mrs. Loretta Evans, wife of the hollow
chested chap accused of the killing, col
lapsed at the trial beforo County Judge
Martin in Brooklyn yesterday.
Edward J. Rollly. counsel for William
J, Evans, the defendant, whs examining
talesmen when Mrs. Glllnian, an Intent
spectator, suddenly exclaimed:
"He Is tr>Mng to save the man who
killed my husband."
She was assisted from the ^courtroom.
A short time after Mrs. Evans, who Is
20 and soon to be a mother, burst Into
Evans Is the first of the four boys
accused of killing Gillman In his drug
store at 162 Court street to be placed
on trial.
Four jurors were obtained yesterday.
The case will be continued to-day.
Even Police Matron Couldn't
Make Her Take It Off.
A woman who said she was Julia
Brown. 33, of the Hotel Blltmore, went
into the department store of Oliver
Olsen at Broadway and Seventy-ninth
street yesterday afternoon and tried on
a dress. She liked It so well that she
refilled to take It off and, Recording io
the store employees, btctmi boisterous.
Tiiul Shade, manager of the store, tried
to persuade her to remove the dress,
but she still refused.
Shad* called I'ollcenian Wallender, '
who wis on traffic duty near by, hut ?
th?* policeman's arguments also were
useless. Wallender took the woman to i
tf.e West Sixty-eighth street station,
win re Shade preferred a charge of div
orderly conduct. She was taken Inter to
the West Thirtieth street station and a|
matron tried to convince her she should !
take off the dress. Her efforts, too, ,
were futile. HO last night the woman
v as taken to Beilevtie for observation. !
At the Blltmore it was said she was not I
Former Lieut.-0<tv. i^ewis Rtuyvesant
f'hanlcr, who lives at the Vanderhllt
Hotel, was fined *1 \e*terday by Mag
istrate Ttenaud fnr taking his don; into
Central Park without Its rmizaln. Mr. j
Chatiler told tho court he had not been
aware that the law required that the
dog be muieled.
If ?e. ??? If It Is advertised In the Loat end
Found columns u# to-dar'a New York Herald.
Elders Protest License for Jazz
Parlor?Priests Join in
Opposing Menace.
Chelsea Village declared flatfooted ;
yesterday against public dance halls.
Chelsea girls have worried along for 150 j
years without a dance hall and they ;
can't have one now?at lewst, not if a j
newly organized clvtc purity league can
prevent it.
The antl-.1azz movement started when
Rejaner Raner, a Greenwich villager,
applied for a dance hall permit for
Eighth avenue and Twenty-flfth street,
right in the heart of Chelsea and conse
quently not half a block from a church.
Yesterday a committee of 100 Chelsea
citizens called at the Municipal License
Bureau and gave Deputy Commissioner
Diamond a piece of their mind.
Greenwich Village girls can bob their !
hair, if they like, and smoke cigarettes, I
and giddy Broadway flappers can wear j
knee high skirts and toddlo all night ;
long, but those things must not be done
in Chelsea, especially in that particular
Twenty-flfth street and Eighth avenue
neighborhood, which even in Chelsea
shines like a good deed in a naughty
The Rev. Thomas A. Thornton, pastor
of Pt. Coluniba's Roman Catholic Church,
which Is barely a stone's throw from
the proposed menace to Chelsea morals^
said the hidden danger of dance halls
was the mingling of young girls with
young men who "didn't know and didn't
He doubted if the dance hall would
succeed, because the neighborhood girls
would not pntroniae it, he said, but he
feared that it would attract an undesir
able element. He was supported by
Father Donohue of St. Vincent de Paul's j
and the Rev. Emmet P. Rogers. Other j
members of the committee were Mrs. j
William E. Murphy. Tammany leader of
the district; Mrs, Elizabeth Duffy,
Prank J. Goodwin, William K. Kava
natigh, Judge Thomas F. Noonan and
William E. Murphy.
Five Held in $2J500?Coun
sel Criticizes Trust Law.
Pleas of not guilty wtre entered yes
terday by five of the men Indicted Mon
day In the gas mantle "trust" case.
Bond* of $2,600 ea'-h were furnished
for their appearance at trial. The pleas
wore heard by Judge A. N. Hand in the
United States District Court. Those be
fore the court were:
William Fitidlay Brown, director of
the Cities Illuminating Company and an
assistant District Attorney of Philadel
phia; Arthur E. Shaw, vice-president of
the same company; Kugene S. Newbold,
president of the company; George M.
banders of New Britain, Conn., and
Samuel T. Bodlne, president of the
United Oas Improvement Company of
Of those indicted Dandal Morgan and
Charles Patterson are the only ones who
have not entered pleas.
After ball was fixed yesterday Gar
rard Glenn of 42 Broadway, counsel
for the Cities Illuminating Company,
issued a statement In which he said:
"Wide publicity seems to have been
given to the fact that the Federal Grand
Jury has charged our clients with a mis
demeanor under the Sherman anti-trust
act, but it should be borne In mind that
very few people are able to know defi
nitely whether the business which they
are conducting violates In any technical
respect the provisions of this law. tho
courts themselves seeming to be un
able to furnish certain guide posts In
this respect."
Press Agent Brings Tidings of
Opening March 25.
Bearing tidings of the only frivolous
camel in captivity and pictures of
Toodles, Infant daughter of Mighty
Martha, the popular hippopotamus, came
Dexter Fellowes to the city yesterday
to inform New York that the Rlngilng
Lrothers and Barnum and Bailey circus
will appear In Madison Square Garden
for a limited period beginning March 25.
Mr. Fellowes, whose Job It Is to see
that the public is kept informed re
garding the circus, arrived In town In
tho -xme old overcoat and tbe Identical
Tyrolese liat that he wore that night
In the spring of 1914?a night that will
not be commented on at thH time, al
though this is no promise of continued
silence. That ought to be plain enough
to Bny pres.* agent. He woro the same
overcoat and hat, but he swung a new
H>"l dependable walking stick presented
to him by the Wholesome Souls (Mild
of Grantham, Mass, It. is one of the
finest pteces of sassafras root this city
hntf ever seen and It Is topped off ?H)i
a trUI of silver properly Inscribed.
Mr. Fellowes dec lined to talk about !
tho frivolous camel further tiiart to *a\
that tho benst has laughed i-ver since
striving In America. Toodles weighs but
547 pounds, but she Is only two work"
old. Air. FcMowes said he would tr\ to
return to New York before the Hri ,
opened, hut left word. In cs we shoul'l |
forget it, that sprlner Is about to d#
wend on us unit thot the c i' lis prefs |
agent la her prophet.
Mian Margaret J. .Met'ooey. principal
of Public School 47 at Pacific and Dean
stl?ets, Brooklyn, is among the ten
candidates retained by the Board of
Superintendents as applicants for tho {
position of District Sur>erlnien<l?nt of
Schools In BrooKlvn Mlsa McCootjr is
a sister of John II. JlcCoo'f, Demo
cratic leader of Kings county.
$400,000 FDR FOND
Eh rich Thinks Creditors
Had Best Settle on His
8 ton eh am Contribution Re
garded as Lawyers'
Appeared at Bar Association
on Holiday to Tell His
Side of Failure.
Disclosures yesterday 1n the failure'
of the brokerage house of E. D. Dier j
& Co. were that the examination of i
OharWs A. Stoneham has been com- j
pleted by attorneys for the receiver
and lias not been made public for va-1
rlous reasons, and that the receiver,
Manfred "W. Ehrich, has $400,000 in
hand toward the establishing of the
creditors' fund.
It was learned that E. D. Dier. head
of the brokerage house, 1h in the city
and will be recalled to the witness
stand soon to complete his testimony, j
Consolidation of several of the vari
ous Independent committees of Dier
creditor* is under way for a general
meeting next week. Many creditors will
meet Seaman Miller, referee, at hia
offices at 2 Rector street on Monday
to hear an offer of settlement from at
torneys for the receiver and their own
Denies All Myrtery.
Mr. Ehrich made a detailed statement,
of money collected by liim for the
creditors' fund, and reviewed the gen
eral situation as It stands after more
than six weeks of investigation. He
"There Is no mystery at all about the
E. D. Dier bankruptcy proceeding. We
have taken thousands of papes of testi
mony before the United States Com
missioner, Mr. Gilchrist, and before the
referee In bankruptcy. Seaman Miller.
But instead of involving tho creditors j
In the enormous expense of litigation we
hove quietly negotiated the following
Charles A. Stoneham $200,000
Col. Henry D. Hughes 100,000
Bernard F. Shrimp ton 25,000 :
Lawrence H. Starr 25,000 |
Mrs. E. D. DI"r 50,000 !
Total $400,000 j
"The settlement of Mrs. E. D. Dier I
has not yet been finally closed."
Stoneham Ifmrd on Holldar.
Regarding the testimony of Charles
A. Stoneliam, -which was taken at the
New Turk Bar Association rooms on a
holiday. February 22. and not before
Commissioner Gilchrist, as was most of
the testimony, CMr. Ehrich says:
"We liavo finally prevailed upon Stono-j
ham to contribute $200,000 to a fund of j
$1,000,000 -which we hop* to raise for'
the creditors. 1 consider the work of
my attorneys in obtaining a contribution
of $200,000 from Mr. Stoneham a very
brilliant achievement. Botli Mr. Stone
ham and Mr. Robertson wero examined
at length in the presence of the attorney
for the Milwaukee creditors, and Mr.
Ooldie, who I understand then repre?
srnted the committee, which is now rep
resented by O. H. Carpenter. The testj.
rnony, while no? as yet placed on file, has
been available to all attorneys for credi- '
"So far as Col. Hughes Is concerned,
be retired as Dier's partner nearly a
year ago. We settled with Hughes for
$100,0000. We made the settlement on
the strength of written representations
made by Hughes that this substantially
represented the entire realizable for
tune of himself and his wife.
"Bernard F. Shrlmpton was a former
employee of E. D. DIer & Co. He testi
fied that he was worth $45,000 before
lie entered the employed of E. D. Dler A '
Co., and that that ia all he has to-day.
We prevailed upon him to contribute
*25,000 to the fund. If it should appear
that his testimony is Incorrect the con- j
trlbutlon will be rejected.
"Lawrence H. Starr was a member of |
the firm of E. D. Dler A Co. It was
stated at the examination that he h*s
no assets, and It appeared that Starr's j
father had some months before the
bankruptcy loaned the firm of Dler &
Co. J2G,000 In securities to be returned
the following day. The bonds were not
returned for some months and then only
when Mr. Starr's father had brought
proceedings. After some negotiations
Mr. Starr voluntarily paid $25,000 to
the receiver.
"I am convinced that the settlement
of the estate in the matter above out
lined Is much more beneficial to the
creditors than would be the institution
of a vast number of protracted and ex
pensive lawsuits. In my opinion the
creditors of E. D. Dler & Co. will best
.?erve their own interest by confirming
the compromises negotiated by us."
Mr. Bhrlch's statement was accom
panied by one from James R. Howe and j
Louis N. Bluinenthal of Chicago, at
torneys for the creditors' committee of
the West, which is headed by C. C. !
James of Chicago. The statement quoted
a telegram from James which said:
"Maurice and Daniel Blumenthal do
not represent Chloaso creditors' oom
mlttee" and that "feeling here very
strong against Stoneham."
Gov. Miller Calls for Papers
in His Case.
A pardon for James Larkln, Irish
labor agitator who was sent to Sing
Sing two years ago for advocating
forcible overthrow of the Government,
la confidently expected by his friends
and Irish sympathizers who have ap
pealed to Gov. Miller for hla release.
The Governor recently promised to
take the case under advisement and has
requested from the District Attorney's
office here all papers In connection with
his trial before the late Justice Bartow
S. Weeks in the Supreme Court. Lar
kln, with three others, was sentenced to
from five to ten years.
Leo H. Healy, a Brooklyn lawyer with
offices at 44 Court street, who Is
spokesman for many Irish societies of
that borough, has been one of the prime
movers in the agitation for Lankln's re
lease. He recently asked If the political
prisoner could be pardoned on St. Pat
rick's Day that he might head a demon
stration here next Friday.
Peter S. Seery, Republican Sheriff of
Brooklyn, also has appealed to the Gov
ernor, on the ground that President
Harding had set a precedent In pardon
ing Fiugene V. Debs.
Alexander I. Rorke, former Assistant
District Attorney who prosecuted Lar
kin, said he would be glad to see Larlcin
and the three others pardoned If they
would swear not to preach violence
against the existing Government.
Nomination on Palisades Park
Board Confirmed.
Alhant, March 14.?The Senate late
lo-nlght confirmed the nominations by
Gov. Miller:
Commissioner of the Palasades Park,
George TV. Perklw. Jr.. of New York, to
succeed Otis II. Cutler, deceased, and
James T. Smith of Jersey City, N. J., to
succeed John ,T. Voorhecs, deceased.
Manager of the Central Islip State
Hospital. Fannie C. Smith of Brooklyn,
rea ppointed.
Truptee of the New York State School
for the Blind, Walter H. Hill of Roch
ester, to eucceed John Kennedy, de
Manager of the Western House of
Refuge. Allen T. Holloway of Buffalo, to
succeed Dwlght S. Beckwlth, term ex
From London to (^ew York
for SMen
Sold in America only by
Saks & Company
NO better Top Coats are made in London than
Paddingtons?that is why we feature them!
Their styling impresses, their tailoring is done in
the most expert manner, their materials are as soft
to feel as hand-loomed Shetland of long ago. We
have just received twenty new models?in raglan
and set-in sleeve effects?designed to drape non.
chalantly from the shoulders in typically English
fashion. New York and London have yet to see
more distinguished coats for Spring.
Bill Due to Deep Distrust'
of City's Stand on Bapid
Denounces Everett of Pots
dam for Street Car Paving
Bill at Albany Hearing.
Mayor and Rapid Transit;
Chairman Lock Horns Over
This Issne, Too.
?p?cCoJ Dispatch to Tjtm New Tom Hpjiiiii.
New Voile Herald Bureau, )
Albany, March li. f
George McAneny, chairman of the
Transit Commission, told Mayor Hy
lan frankly to-day that the reason
why the city Is not to have a voice In
the board of control which Is to regu
late New York's rapid transit under
the reorganised system Is because of
r deep seated distrust of the whole
Hylan administration.
They met at a hearing before the
Senate Public Sorvlce Committee on
several proposed amendments to the |
transit act. It was like one of the
meetings of the Board of Estimate.
Corporation Counsel John O'Brien and
Assemblyman Edward A. Everett of
Potsdam almost came to blows, with
the former shaking his flst close to
the Assemblyman's nose and shouting:
"The gentleman from Potsdam, where
they have no railroads, Is trying to
sneak one over that would cost New
York $15,000,000 a year!"
One of the proposed amendments
changes tfie law so that the Transit
Commission may become members of
the board of control. City officials op
posed It. They say New York's admin
istration will have no voice in the man
agement of the traction system. In which
the city has Invested millions.
O'Brien Hhakca His Fiat.
The amendment, whloh aroused Mr.
O'Brien to ahakin* iiim flats, proposes to
relieve the transit companies of the coat
of keeping up pavements between rails,
and two feet outside. Such proposals
have been introduced ann-ualty for eight!
Mr. O'Brien asked Mr. McAneny to1
explain why the Transit Commission
was so anxious to have the city official*
exoluded from the hoard of control.
"We dont propose to do that unless
we have to/* Mr. McAneny anrwered. j
"Thla Is permissive; It may toe advlsabl" i
for us to keep our hands on the ma
chinery of the hoard of control; we are
determined this plan must he protected
for the first year. If we find the Board ,
of Estimate Is still determined to ob
struct our plan wi> will use our power. '
"The Transit Commission came to New
Tork expecting cooperation and re- 1
ceived none. The city administration j
was not even courteous. I feel we should ,
state here that public work of great im- j
portance has been Impaired as the re- '
suit of this unreasonable and Improper I
attitude of the city administration. AVe j
i.-ire obliged to consider what seenig to
be the terrible attitude of the city ad
. ministration to our plan. The ooope.a
\ tloo of the city administration would 1
! be welcome."
I A moment later Mr. McAneny said: 1
"There is not now in fact a 5 cent
far* in New York city."
Mayor Uylan Jumped to his feet and 1
"Oh, yes there Is. There Is a 6 cent |
fare in the subways and the elevated !
lines, except where you let them get '
away from giving free transfers."
Mr. McAneny said Investigation showed
that the average fare paid In the city
of New York was six and one-tenth '
cer.ts anil taking into account a default
of $12,500,000 from city revenues from ,
rertain lines, which the taxpayers had !
to meet, the average fare amounts really ;
?o seven and one-tenth cents."
The Mayor asked Mr. McAneny If it
was true that the Interboroush was
going to abandon its lease of the Man
hattan elevated, and the ohairman said
the commission had no Information on
the subject.
The row between Messrs. O'Brien and
Kverett came during the hearing on the
bill relieving railways from paving ex- |
/senses between tracks. Assemblyman 1
Rverott urged favorable consideration of
the bill.
Lieavlng his seat beside the Mayor, the
Corporation Counsel shook his fist in
Assemblyman Everett's face, missing It j
by about one Inch.
"Godmother of the Hallronda.**
"Tills Is an old tricK of the corpora
tions," Mr. O'Brien shouted. "You come !
from Potsdam, where there Is not a yard
of street railway tracks, so you are sale 1
from the public objection and crltlcims 1
such as a representative of a city where
there are transit lines would get. It |
seems strange to me that r legislator i
from such a country district would I
.sponsor a bill which Is the godmother of i
the railroads."
Mr. Everett tried to halt Mr. O'Brien,
but the latter threw down a handful of t
pictures showing the conditions of street ]
"You are trying to sneak through a
bill giving a big present to the railways." .
Mr. O'Brien continued. "This is uncon
"I want to say to you that I do not1
apologize for any measure that I in
troduce, and what Is more"?Mr. ;
Kverett Interrupted.
"I would like to have a private hearing 1
with you on this hill after this session," |
Mr. O'Brien said, shaking his fist and i
pointing outside.
Th<3 amendments are expected to
pass. The paving bill will not.
Geneva Mitchell, 17, to Sfpk
Annulment of Man-faff*1 f"
Robert Savage, 20.
According: to ti?r grandfather ? Milt
for the annulment of the marriage be
tween Geneva Mitchell, aged 1". chorus
girl In "Rally," and Robert Savage
aged 20, son of the late John A. Ravage.
Western steel manufacturer, will be
started tills week by the girl's mother.
Young Mr. Ravage 1s understood to be
on his way to San Diego to see hla
mother, who Is said to have remarked
that '^Robert will have to wait a long
time before he receives any felicitations
from me."
Geneva herself at the New Amster
dam Theater last night would neither
afflrm nor deny the truth of her grand
father's statement. "Ml tell you every
thing Thursday," she said to reporter*
"I expect everything will be decided
then." No, Geneva said. ?lTie had not
seen Mr. Savage since Saturday night,
when she handed him her wedding ring
and closed the door of her apartment on
Geneva's grandfather, R. W. Rice,
pointed out the very spot in the hall
way of the ajiartment house at 307
West Nlnety-edghth street at which
Geneva turned over the ring. He said
that when she told him abo. t her mar
riage ho told her to stick by the b"y
If she loved him.
But Geneva. Mr. nice declared, re
plied, "I don't even like him. I want
to be rid of him."
"She told me she was going to Mit
ford befor* she ran off," paid Mr. Rli?.
"but I had no idea she ititended to g-t
married. I'm very sorry that It bs?
pened, but I'm sure there will he do
difficulty about the annulment. They
arv both under age."
Mrs. Verna Mitchell, mother of the
girl, said she thought her daughter
married before she had any idea of
what she was doing. "Geneva iq to-?
young to l<nou- her own mind," she d ?
clared. "If she decides that she has
made a mistake I will take steps to
?ha\e the marriage annulled."
ai /vrlxj-stxlh
oAt SAKS To-Day, oA Very
Important Offering of
Regularly 3.00 and 5.00
?[ Very seldom indeed are paja
^ mas of this character to be had
in a special sale. The models
are cut very full, each is
splendidly tailored, and the
madras is of that closely
woven variety which wears,
and wears, and wears! Plain
colors and smart stripings ?
trimmings of silk loops and
pearl buttons.
Small Regular and Lart&c Sizes

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