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Iheblltation nd Ample Credit
Prvidd Cons e of
Officials' Opinions.
3f5 YORK. Aug. 2.- Ge oral ap
eva' of the award of the .I! terstate
COmmsee Coasmisson allowing the
railreds to increase their freight and
,passemgea' rates was expressed today
by railread presidents and other trans
portation authorities.
The deelsion makes it possible for
tie roads to rehabilitate themselves
med to provide amply for credit, it
Was elared.
The following are some of the com.
P.aesMat of the Erie Railred.
"The award of the commission will
!go far tpward stabilising all business.
It is te sequel of the constructive
work of the last Congress. a verifica
tion of the physical value of the rail
roads., Good craps, with a demand for
all we raise from and dig uut of the
grounad, will make good times."
0hairmaa of the Asseeeaties ef Rail
wa'y lae0Ktives.
"The Interstate Commerce Commis
sion has taken a broad, statesmanlike
view of the railroad problem and has
established a basis of rates that will
snable the roads to re-establish their
credit and build up a system of trans
',portation in this country that should
be efficient and permanent."
President ef the Pennsylvania Rail
"I have just heard of the rate deci
sion, and of course I could not discuss
the matter without first carefully
studying the new rates allowed. It is
a big thing. At first glance it looks
as though the Interstate Commerce
Commission had taken a very broad
view 4f the situation and had tried to
do evdrything it could to help out the
President of the Philadelphia mad
Readina Railroad.
"Whatever the feeling may be as to
the method, there must be a general
agreement as to the necessity for ad
ditional revenue. The Interstate Com
coerce Commission is to be commended
for its prompt, constructive action.
This must mean a restoration of credit
to the railroads and will enable them
to'provide equipment and other facili
ties to properly handle the business
of the country and will undoubtedly
I lead to further great industrial devel
President of the Long Island Railroad.
"While-+ can't discuss the situation
accurately until I know just how we
stand, I do know that the award is
such as to make us very hopeful. It
will help materially. The new rates,
which will go into effect on or before
September 1, should bring in about
$5,000.000 additional revenue yearly
to the Long Island railroad. So far
as I can see now, the decision of the
commission is highly satisfactory to
'us. We need a great deal of addi
tional equipment to take care of the
rapidly growing sections on Long
]stand, which is throwing a heavy
strain upon us. The new rates will
allow us to carry out the plans we
have had in mind for a long time, but
which have been impossible because
we were losing money.
"For some time we have been run
ning behind. I should say to the
amount of about $2,000,000 in the last
six months. The new rates, however,
should put us back on much the same
footing as before the war. We now
want to co-operate with the city and
I State to provide ample facilities ter
take care of freight and passenger
service. Few people in New York
understand how rapidly the territory
between Long Island City and Brook
lyn is being developed. Until the sit
uation is reviewed with care I lo not
know just how much we can improve
our system, but the outlook is excel
"The great thing now is for em
,ployes to puli together with the execu
tives. The men have been given sub
stantial increases in pay, and I am
'glad to see them get it. but now we
are hoping that they will give service
and handle the traffic efficiently."
Presidemt of the Southern Pacile Rail
"The decision, particularly that part
relating to special treatment of the
two divisions into which the commis
sion ha. divided the Western group,
will require close analysis to deter.
mine its effect on the Southern Pacific,
whose lines are embraced in both di
visions. It Is impossible to do this in
a ahort time'and ift the absence of
e tat istics."
"California .Syrup of Figs"
Chikd's Best Laxative
Aecept "Talifornia" Syruap nf Fis
only look for the name California
on the package, then you are sure
your child is having the best and
most harmless physic for the little
stemach, liver and bowels. tili
n love its fruity taste. Full di
tions on eaeh bottle. You must
Chiefs Ap
Ipotedh an imin
a4 1s besautiful wfe, wt
qatth, daughter of 8: H. /
Grat Britain.
x I
. stadrdwrrLusarwyo n
upon the subject."
President of City Employes'
Association Willing to Ga
Half Way.
(Continued from I'irAt rage.)
yard wage scale as an adopted
standard were Louis Brownlow and
Col. Charles W. mute . The acts of
the Commissioners are conclusive
without the neessity of any words
upon the subject.g
The copciliators today, in a letter
sent to Commissioners lirownlow and
rut, stated that arbitration had been
suggested as a means of settling the
wage dispute. Their letter which
also was sent to President Hlurley,
"The suggestion iC omade, which we
heartily endorse, that the controversy
now In progress regarding the wage
scale of the city employes be re
ferred to a board of arbitration, to be
composed of three reputable citizens
of the District of Columbia. one or
them connected with the District gov
erment. or having membership in
the Employes Association. This board
to be selected in the following man
ncr: one member nominated by the;
District Commissioners, one member
by the Employes Association, and the
third to be selected by the two thus
nominated. The decision of these ar
pitrators to be binding, and their re
port to be handed in by Tuesday
President Hurley was called to the
Labor Department today. He imme
diately went into conference with the
conciliators. Results of this confer
ence are unknown at this time.
NEW YORK. Aug. 2.--Announce
mnents by Sing Sing authorities thg
the respite for one-legged John Egafa,
condemned prisoner, expIres August
22. disclosed that five murderers are
to be executed on August 23.
Besides Egan, who killed Louis
Klein in a cigar store in the Bronx.
there are Frank Kelly, slayer pf Mrs.
Elizabeth Dunn. in Brooklyn; Michael
Cassallno, who murdered Mr. and Mrs.
Holbach in robbing them in their
hotel at Ozone Park, L. l.: ~Antonio
Sansone, the Manhattan barrel mur
derer who killed six men, and Andrew
Dicarlo, who shot Wylie Hughes in
A lawn fete for the benefit of the
iHoly Rosary Church will be held to
day, tomorrow and Wednesday, at 8i
p. m1.. in the church playgrounds,
Third and F uiteets northwest.
The boys' band of the parish will
render a program each evening.
Some doubt as to whether General
Francisco Villa has surrendered to
te Mexican government was arouse()
at the state Department today wheg
unofficial advices stated that Villi
had not surrendered and that a hitch
in the agreement for his surrender
had arisen, probably over the fualifill
ment of the surrender terms by the
Mexican government.
flEDFORD,) N. V., Aug. 2. -lee water
baths were administered to 'cool the
fighting spirit of girl rioters at the
Itate reformatory for women.
284,480 MORE "CRACKERS."
(eorgia has a population of
2.392.i661. the ('ensus liurecau an
nounced today. This is an increase
of 234.430, or 1l0.9- per cent over the
population of 191P.' - --
plM Nei
500, who h" been ap
ie to the Uzit" st1te,
o was Uins Elisbeth As
Luquith, fe m r premier of
Y4 {
Save-a-Life League Says Qhild
Self-Destruction Is
NEW YORK. Aug. 2.--Suicide is on
the increase in the United States.
though in New York city the number
of cases is fewer than last year, ac
cording to figures tn the semi-annual
report of the Save-a-Life League,
made public yesterday by Dr. H. M.
Warren, president. The society aims
to prevent suicide by offEring' advice
and financial assistance to despondent
"During the first six months of 1919
the league received reports of 2063
suicides in the t'nited States: this
year the number is 2.771." the report
stated. "Male suicides were 1.110 and
female 961. In 1919 there were 395
suicides in New York during the 'first
six months. This year the total is
341-234 men and 109 women. Of this
number nearly. two-thirds were be
tween the ages of 25 and 50, and 12
were under 21.
"There is a noticeable increase of
suicide among women, doubtless due
to the fact that women today are
entering upon public life as never
before, both in business and in poli
tics. Not long ago about one-fourth
of all suicides were women; now it
is one-third.
"From January to July 161 returned
soldiers have in despair given away to
"Nothing should cause more real
alarm than the suicide of children. In
our own country, with Its boasted in
stitutions for human betterment, dur
ing the last six months 88 boys and
137 girls committed suicide, an .in
crease of 50 over last year's~ report
for the same time. The average age
of boys is 16 and girls 15. Boys most
frequently use a gun and girls take
poison. These terrible facts urgently
call for strictly enforced laws to sup
press he sale of all poisons and fire
"While many who destroy them
selves are men and women of wealth
and social position, there are also not
a few among the poor and the un
known. Many belonging to this class
might have been saved if a few dol
lars had been available for temporary
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Aug. 2.-Real
"rye" in a rye field was the discovery
made by Virgil Church while he was
"comin' through the rye" on his farm
south of the city. Two cases con
taining seventy-nine half pints was
what he stumbled pver. Police have
the rye, but no clue to the owner.
From the land of the Cardlff
giant comes a new wonder, a new
twenty-two-inch rib, relic per
haps oJf a dinosaur or kihthyo
S saurys, or perfiaps of'th~e gitant
It was unearthed by Albert
Scullen on his premises in the
Onondaga V'alley.
The rib is of dimensions great
er than those of any domestic
animal esnt, anatomista to
whom it ha. been stubmitted,
There is no dloubt of the
authenticity of thig Und. Mr.
iteullen says that he is going to
dig to see if he can find the other
..at. of ti. s-leat.
r Rates,
Rich South American Dentist
Commits Suicide in Jealous
NEW YORK. Aug. 2.-Dr. Jose
Arenas. wealthy South American den
tist, who was found dead with three
bull't wounds Saturday evening in
Iis two-room apartment, was a sul
'd'. He ended his, life after an un
ruccessful attempt to kill Ruth Ja.k
son and Ignaclo Marti, the twenty
year-old interpreter who succeeded
himin her affections.
This was (he verdict of the county
medical exa'uiner yesterday.
Al Roberts, the taxicab driver
,whose mile-a-minute race down
Broadway toward the Roosevelt Hos
pital was halted by a traffic peice
man, told how Miss Jackson ran up to
him at the taxicab stand with Marti
after the shooting. Bllood was spurt
ing from her right side, to which she
had clasped her hand. Marti' hand
was over hers, and one arm wits
about her waist. She exclaimed
Roberts said:
"(let a policeman and drive to the
nearest hospital. I am shot!
Pablo Alvarado, who lives at a
hotel where Dr. Arenas once resided,
asserted that two or three weeks 't.g
the dentist told him he contemplate'i
suicide. Alvadaro said Dr. Arena.t
was worried over a love affair in
Miss Jackson. in Blellevue Hospital,
told Dr, Benjamin Schwartz, chief as
sistant to the county medical exami
ner, that Dr. Arenas was worried over
some affair in Havana, and she gained
the impressios from his talk that t,
had killed a man there in a love af
fair. - She thought his remarks may
have been inspired by a desire to
make her fear to leave him.
Mrs. Madeline Foster, with whom
Dr. Arenas boarded last winter, also
said that he had been worried over
some incident in Havana and feared
that the relatives of a girl there
might come to America to make trou
ble for him.
At the time of the shooting, Miss|
Jackson was ignoring appeals fromI
her husband. Elmer Schultz, a Toledo
chauffeur, whom she had left to come
to New York to become a film actress,
that she should return to him. She
got a telegram from Shultz yester
day in the prison ward at Bellevue
Ignacio Marti spent yesterday in
the West Fifty-fourth street prison.
The authorities kept him incommu
nicado. An investigation showed that
the address given by him was ficti
tious. According to friends. Marti
was celebrating his twentieth birth
day when he went to call on Dr.
Arenas with Miss Jackson to help her
enforce her demand for clothing which
Dr. Arenas had retained.
Dr. Schwartz found two bullets in
Dr. Arenas's chest. One of the bul
lets struck a rib and was deflected
under the skin. Another had pene
trated the left lung near the heart.
The third bullet had entered the brain
through the right temple. Neither of
the bullets in the chest was sufficient
to cause death. All entered through
close-contact wounds. If either of the
chest bullets had toucned the heart
it would have been impossible for Dr.
Arenas to have fired the third shot,
which entered his .rain and killed
Dr. Schwartz obtained Miss Jack
son's statement that she had left Dr.
Arenas for Marti because of the den
tist's conduct.
Gay Gem M
Death Acc
tion, the authorities were con'
T. Loftis, wealthy diamond ii
premeditated murder.
They believe his de'ath was due to
accident, but they were not ready to
admit Miss Ruth Woods, the pretty
bookkeeper, who was his companions
in a wild orgy, was not responsible.
The investigation proved Loftis had
died of concussion of the brain. The
girl said a wound on his head was
caused by a fall. The authorities be
lieve he was struck over the head
with a quart whiskey 'bottle. l'rag
ments of the bottig were found near
his body.
The authorities directed their ef
forts toward tracing money and Jew
elm that disappeared when the dia
mond marchant died. His watch and
a ring were recovered from Miss
Woods. She admitted having had a
small amount of money belonging to
him, but denied knowledge of at least
1,000 for which the pollee were
According to Miss Wood's story,
she had gone to the apartments of
the diamond merchanti for disiner and
to discuss the 'future of Roy T.
Shayne, Loftis' friend, and the man
she expected to marry. Loftis be -
came intoxiated, refused to permit her
to leave th's apartments and attacked
her. She called Shayne over the
Shayne admitted having been called
by the girl and at first said the dia
mond merchant was killed by a fall
after he reached the apartment. Later
he admitted the mar. was dead and
the girl had gone whten he reached
the apartments. Alhayne was released
from custody Saturday night.
The authorties do not believe Miss
Woods knew Loftis was dte d when
the left him, and they bei v~e she
tok his jewels and money for safe
keeping, but was robbed by a taxi
'ab driver. Herman Waaler, driver
' the cab in which she fled from trle
partment, is being held, According
to is story, the t'rI ordered him to
top and pick up a man unknown to
-Miss Woods told the authorities
Waler hind picked up the ..nan and
td introduced him to her as his
Sxpected I
Formsr Publicity Man Assails
Financier-Story Starts In
vestors After Their Money.
BOSTON. Aug. '. -- Apparently
alarmed by the published charge
that Ch'arles Ponhl was insolvent,
hundreds of note holders besieged his
offices today demanding their money I
back. The throng began to gather
early in Pie alley and by Q o'clock
the line extended to Court Square,
with a squad of police officers keep
ag order.
While the office did 4q6t open up
for payments until after i o'clock
the employes who were on hand ex
pressed the greatest confidence in
their employer and attempted to in
still this confidence into the crowd.
Charges that l'unsi. is "unbalanced
on one subject, is hopelessly insol
vent, has not sufficient funds to meet
his notes, and has sent or received
no money 'frgm Europe recently"
were vigorously denied by Poni to
day. The charges. contained in a
c'yright article in a morning news
paper, were written by William H.
MuMasters, who has been employed
as a publicity man by Ponxi.
Ponai said that to prove he was
solvent he would continue to pay off
the bearers of notes issued by the
Securities Exchange Company until
he had met all outstanding obliga
Ponsi declared that the publicity
man's charges were prompted by re
venge growing out of the disposition
of $2,.200 which the financier had
given hi.n for the insertion of adver
tising matter. The serious nature of
the charges, Ponzi said, warranted
consultation with his attorney. Suit
for damages may be brought against
those responsible for the "unsup
ported accusations." Ponsi said.
"McMasters' statement that I have
not sent money abroad and that it has
not taken the course of my system of
operations and returned to this coun
try with heavy profits is entirely
false." said Mr. Ponzi. "I have sent
funds abroad very recently, as my
agents could testify to, were I in a
position to divulge who they are. Mc
Masters has no means of knowing
anything about my business. Nobody
ia this world, to my knowledge,
knows anything about my system of
operation. not even my agents, who
have been instructed to make certain
"Big interests have tried and are
trying to circumvent me. but 1 have
beaten them all thus far. and I as
sure the public that when this con
trnversy is over my name will be
clear and perhaps several others won't
look so nice.
"In the meantime the auditing of
my books continues. The result will
settle for all time this sort of talk."
NEW YORK, Aug. 2.-In a moment
of despondency because of ill health.
Mrs. Anna Grunner, sixty-two years
old, a housekeeper, blindfolded herself
and leaped from a window of her
eleventh-story apartment here. The
woman left a will and is said to have
been quite wealthy. Her family lives
in Germany.
ident, Say
rl Still Held
-forty-eight hours' investiga
inced last night that Samuel
erchant, was not a victim of
brother. This man, who has not been
fully identinied, was being sought last
night. It was believed he hi.6 taken
the jewels and money from the girl.
She admitted being badly intoxicated.
Miss Woods had Loftis' watch and
ring when she was apprehended by
detectives when she entered her
mothers home.
D)uririg the examination she' was
directly acctused of having killed the
diamond merchant for his jewels and
money. But her answers led them
to believe she was innocent, although
they considered it probably she had
struck Loftis with the bottle, not
with the intention of killing him, but
to bring him out of his drunk-en con
At the conclusion of the hearing
Coroner Hoffman indicated he would
exonerate both Shayne and Miss
Miss Josephine Hassell, secretary to
Lotie and for years his confident, ob
jetedi and Insisted uipon further In.
vestigation. The coroner then order.
ed 'Miss Woods held and postponed
the inquest indefinitely.
Hiulda Johnson. housekeeper for
Lofts, has told some amaming stories
about the millionsaire diamond mner
chant, who was 'illed in his luxuri
ous bachelor apartments.
The woman refers to Loftis as an
"old wretch." says that drunken
brawls were frequent in his cham
bers and that he was so seldom
sober that he had to transact
practically all of his business by con
ulting his secretary, a Miss Hassell,
over the telephone.'
"Most of the girls lie entieed to
his fiat did not know what an old
wretch he was when he wan drunk,"
said Miss Johnson. "When sOber he
was calm and quiet,* but he was very
seldom sober. He was a very power
ful man, andi when under the infYN
nnce of liquflr would attack the girls
he lured to his placn.
"My opinion of the manlier of hiis
reath is this: flecoming intoxicated
after getting Miss Woods to his fiat
o Be Effected Sept
A usw phoopuph .1 emaiI Pens, 50esan saaian
wird. whose operations have apased th nry.
Pe1 is head 0r the se atls suhas Odpey of
Bosto. E ha mHds I.o r it is id, by buytag
frig eh.ang at Nprosated value.
telephoned to her fiance, Mr. S~hayne, Lfi imfloigtedaho i
and that when he reached the flatIfahrndmeitlyptrsue
the men had a terrific struggle. uo i rtes lfodadJsp
ofiBoth men were powerful, but Loftis,Lotfrcmpeeonolfth
weakened by the whiskey he ha-3ntles 'lfodwsose al
consumed, fell down and was killed. tai oehw xelda
"That was only one of many aimetnofhecpnyf
drunken brawls staged In the flat.JoehfrdteebltsitSa'
1 sleep In a room at the rear of the fc n oy islf a ae
r.rurtmneret, and many, many times I b i ie h a ezdJsp'
have been awakened at _', 3, or 4 amaddfetdhsam
o'clock In the morning by shouting,
cursiag, breaking of glasses and other KE TQIT
indications of revelry."
LOEPTIB* LIVELY CAREER. afrs-lsas In..tie.s
"Sam" Lofts for many years hadkepitoyusl.
been one of the most glaring figures Thsigpntdoarfer:
in the "gay life," as well as the com-thbanlfofaHgrinsuh
teleaned t lhpener. He aLoftis firm following the death of his
bon tnhilaeliat w n 8 the so tfather and immediately put pressure
th e huadr faher, tonderoftrheupon his brothers, Clifoord and Joseph
Loftis, for complete control of the
I~ot me wee pwerulbutLotie.busIiess. Clifford was ousted early
weakned y te whske' hehalIn 1900. Joseph was exipelled at a
cnSumetragic meeting of the company of
Tc.a a. At that dramati0 gathering
drunen rawl stgedIn te fat.Joseph fired three bullets into Sam's
r r face and body. is life was saved
,.rartn~~'~t.andman, mny ime by hi. wife, who had seized Joseph's
arm and deflected his aim.
o'lockH RE' notnn the aonngbnsotid
a ths sKEEP IT hUIET!
"SULLIVAN, nd., Aug. 2.-"This is
ea first-class blind tiger, but please
nykeep it to yourself."
n This sign, printed on a rafter :n
all o the barn loft of a Hungarian south
mercial life of Chicago. To his social west of Jericho got Steve Buzzo and
intimates he was an 'all-around Steve Toth, Polish coeal minters at (Cin -
sport and a lavish spender. He was ton. into a lot of hot water. The1
born in Philadelphia in 1870, the so. sheriff got wind that the pair and
of a Quaker father, founder of the another miner were operating a still
present Loftis firm.' on the farm of a friend. Now they're
"Sam" became president of the in jail. ______
Progressive Inventol
A New Way of
Conducting a Sale
' HERE'Snothing cut and
this sale. We have de
* the usual stunt of holdi
fore inventory and are holding ther
ventory instead.
When the sale started this mor
small lots we knew of were rea<
prices reduced. But as we progre
ventory, new small lots will consta
-and will in each case immediatel
sale w-ith the prices reduced.
In other words, a progressive
No matter what 'it is you'need,'
.the chances are it will be, or already
,in our Inventory Sales.
* Men's Store with Specialties for 1
Daily. 8:30 to 6
ember 1st
Former Husband to Bar'e Lady
Cunilffe-Owen's Romance
in Court Action.
NEW YORK. Aug. 2. After a de
lay of almost Ave months, steps are
to be taken to spread upon court
records the story of the remarkable
romance between Helen lEllabeth
Oliver Brice, 'forper "super" ui the
movies, and Sir Hugo Cunlige-Owen,
British tobacco king.
Lady E'unliffe-Owed is the former
wife of Marvelle Cooper Brice, better
known in this city as "Monte" Brice,
song writer. On March 10 last. Bricie
fled a "mystery" suit for $0I.000
against the baronet in the Supreme
Because the defendant is a foreign
citizen this suit has been transferred
to the Federal District Court, and the
ccmplaint will be filed "on or about
August 23 next."
When this document is placed in
the official records all doubts will
be dissipated as to the nature of the
suit, which has puzzled society sand
the newspapers for months. Iefus
ing to comment publicly upon the
speculations aroused by his action
against his former wife's titled hus
band, the handsome. nattily attired
young Brice has told friends:
"You can bet your bottom dollar
I am going through with this suit.
I am going through with it even if
I am beset by a thousand more pri
vate detectives in the employ of some
interest which is moving heaven and
earth to force a discontinuance of my
Friends assert that for the last
two months, since the secret divorce
was won by Mrs. Brice and her swift
marriage to a man reputed to be
worth $40,000.000. "Monte" Brice has
been dogged by detectives. His every
movement has been watched and he
has reasons to believe his rooms have
been watched several times,
The search has been fruitless,
friends assert, because every docu
ment relied upon by the Broadway
troubadour to win his stdt against
the baronet reposes in the safe of his
attorney, Harford T. Marshall. These
papers include, it is said.certain let
ters written by a friend to Mrs. Brice
in the winter and spring of 1917-18.
ry Sales
dried about
parted from
ng sales be
n during in
ning, all the
ly with the
~s in our in
nitly turn up
y be put on
that we sell,
is, included

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