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Newark foemnggtar IHi ■ ..— " — - — ' -.—— — — ^ ESTABLISHED 1832. S NEWARK, N. J., MONDAY. FEBRUARY 9. 1914.-20 PAGES. WEATHER: PROBABLY CLOUDY TUESDAY. _—r-Hr—- ■ ■ ■ ■■ 11 ■ — —— —■— ■ ■■ ■ - — — ■■ — ■ - — 1 ■ — — - — — —... __---— - < MOV. VOORHEES HITS ATTORNEYS IN BANKROPTCY CASE Declares Receiver’s and Coun* sel’s Claims for Allowances Are Out of Proportion. SAYS ESTATE WAS MADE TO PAY NEEDLESS EXPENSES Attacks Wilfred C. Roszel and Paul Leffert’s Administration of Hughes Concern. Former Governor Foster M. Voor hees, representing a creditpr, ap peared in Bankruptcy Court here to day and flayed .the receiver and his attorney for the allowances they asked for their services In the matter of the bankrupt Joseph J. Hughes Contracting Company. Referee Ed win G. Adams, who heard the objec tions of Mr. Voorhees and representa tives of other creditors, announced that he would permit an examination of the receiver and his accounts next Fri jay. The bankrupt concern was adjudi cated last September and the con tra ts then unfilled were carried out by Receiver Wilfred C. Roszel and his attorney, Paul R. Eefferts. Mr. Voorhees declared today that the a ■amount realized by the receiver for the estate does not exceed $8,000, with the disbursements deducted, and that to allow the sums asked for by Messrs, Roszel and Lefferts would be to cut this sum down to about $4,000. The claims of creditors are estimated at $5,000. \ “The amounts asked for by the re ceiver and his attorney in this mat ter are out of all proportion,” said the former governor. The attorney for the petitioning creditor asks $600. For this he filed a petition and se cured an order and, mind you, the claim of said petitioning creditor is jf disputed and will not be allowed, at least more than one-tenth of it. ' I wish to call the attention of your honor to the amount asked for by the attorney for the receiver, Mr. Lcfierts,” continued counsel, “he asks for $3.200.” ' The receiver’s report showed that he conducted the bankrupt’s business for ninety-two days. At the rate asked lor by the receiver’s attorney, the latter cost the estate about $40 a day. "The same report of the receiver shows thqt the estate did not gain wovr than $30 a day during that period. Former Governor Voorhees express ed a regret that he was compelled to make such objections against the al lowances asked for by a fellow lawyer, but added that he understood the nourt* had repeatedly held fhat th attorney for the petitioning credit fit should not be the attorney for the receiver. Referee Adams interrupted to state that such was the case in New York but the New Jersey courts had not made such a ruling. “The receiver himself asks for an allowance of $916.78, including ex penses.” continued Mr. Voorhees. “Just look over the account and see , the bills for auto hire and lunches. 41 ere (pointing to the account of the receiver’s disbursements) we find that he had lunch, at the expense of the bankrupt estate, twice in one day. This is a most astounding charge for the work accomplished.” “These sums should not be allowed for doing things which any ordinary man could do. What did the receiver himself do? Was he a mere figure head? We And here charges for eighteen auto trips to Elizabeth, at an average of $2.50 for each trip. The car fare for that trip is twenty cents, *v and thut doesn’t look as though the receiver tried to conserve the «%tate, does it? Neither do the lunch bills of $1.25 to $2.25 each. “On one trip to New York we And that the administration of these two lawyers cost the estate $1.95. Then we And a trip to Elizabeth costing us $4—all for lunches, auto hire, tele phone^* calls, etc. “They have been using the estate of the bankrupt as a boarding house and making it pay their board. Here we also And a charge for the re ceiver’s work in drawing a check to himself and disbursing said money. He was the disbursing agent, so he charges us for drawing money to hand to himself. The former Governor spoke with eonsid' rable agitation when he shook his Anger at the court desk occupied by Receiver Roszel and Attorney Lef ferts and exclaimed: “Apd I am informed on good au thority thaJ the satnc disbursing * agent got into a machine after draw ing this cheek to himself and took a $2.50 ride which covered a walking distance of ten minutes. I don’t be lieve the court will allow such wreck* Ing of an estate. “The receiver did not need a *$40-a day* man to help him carry on the work interrupted by these proceed ings. It was a business man’s job and does not represent $3,200 worth of legal work that Mr. Leflfert asks for. If the receiver thought he needed the services of another person while 1 visiting the locality occupied by the workmen why didn’t he hire a con stable for $3 a day instead of taking a ‘$40-a-day* man along with him?” “A *$40-a-day lawyer’ drew up the receiver’s report. What had he done as receiver. I’d like to know. The receiver had had considerable experi / encc as receiver and trustee in other vases, but I’d just like to say this, he has overstepped the mark on this occasion.” Mr. Voorhees then asked Receiver Roszel if certain sums placed among the “amounts received’’ in his report Swere actually paid into the estate. The receiver started an explanation, but Mr. Voorhees declared he wanted i a yes or a no answer. The receiver / replied that he had not received the f amount stated. Of $9,780 reported on two accounts the receiver admitted there was at present a shortage of $4,000. a imr allowance snoum oe made to the receiver and his attorney, by all means,” concluded the former gov ernor, “but no such sums as they havt- applied for here for running an estate which may or may not show a profit from their work." Mr. Leflferts answered the charges of Mr. Voorhees by reciting the tedious detail which the work of completing the Hughes company con stract# involved. The amounts stated in the receiver’s account were spent legitimately and for the benefit of the estate. Mr. I^efferis added that if the • former Governor insisted he w'ould deduct the amount charged for lunches. “Honestly, do you think you hud (Continued on Page 4, Column &.> Governor Glynn, Who Confers With President Plan to Unite Party to Make Campaign on National Issues. WASHINGTON, Feb. 9.—How the various elements In the New York State Democracy are to be assem bled into a new organization with progressive leadership was the prob lem before President Wilson, Gover nor Glynn, of New York, and William F. McCombs, the Democratic national chairman, in a conference at the White House today. Though absorbed for the most part in questions arising out of foreign relations, and the congressional pro gram on trust legislation and rural credits the President of late has been giving deep consideration to the au tumn campaign, when he realizes the Democratic administration will to some extent be before the country for approval or disapproval in the elec tions for members of the House of Representatives and the United States Senate. Empire State Most Important. The deep interest which he took re | cently in persuading Represen tat" ■-V QnPcheU to make the race for the United States Senate in Penn ia is but one of the concrete evidences of preparation here for the fall campaign. Chairman McCombs has talked over the national situa tion in detail with the President, but most important admittedly is the status of the Empire State Democ racy. With a spirited city election in New York city when a fusion of parties battled successfully against Charles F. Murphy and the Tammany organi zation and with contests in varioui parts of the State between Tammany and anti-Tammany elements and other factions growing out of the con troversy over the deposing of Gov ernor Sulzer, the Washington admin istration feels it must aid in building up a united and harmonious Democ racy to make a fight at the polls next McCombs May Run for Senate, fall on national issues. It has not yet. been decided what part the President himself will take in the actual campaign. Some of his close friends think he will make sev eral speeches on national questions asking the people to keep both branches of Congress in the Demo cratic ranks. One of the subjects before the con ference was the selection of William Church Osborn as Democratic State chairman. He is a brother-in-laft of Cleveland H. Dodge, Princeton, ’79, and a very old friend of President Wildon. The choice is understood to be acceptable to the President, and the work of reorganization is ex pected to be begun with Mr. Osborn’s election. There has been some talk of the pos sibility of the candidacy of National Chairman McCombs for the Senate, but he was non-committal today on the subject. It is not expected that a decision on that point will be made until the New York primaries are nearer at hand. Both Governor Glynn and National Chairman McCombs, after conferring an hour with President Wilson, were very reticent to disclose what had been said. "We talked’ about Niagnra Falls,” said Governor Glynn, with a smile, and, after a pause, he added, "and a great many other things." It is believed a thorough under standing was arrived ut between the President, Governor Glynn and Chair man McCombs as to how the New York political situation would be worked out. CITY ATTORNEY Mayor Haussling Gets Resigna tion. to Take Effect Feb ruary 16. The resignation of Herbert W. Boggs, as city attorney of Newark, is now in the hands of Mayor Jacob Haussling. Mr. Boggs, as has been stated in the Star, will tak^ the posi tion of assistant attorney-general. Attorney-General Wescott has had the local city attorney in mind for the place for some time, but It was a matter of speculation whether Mr. Boggs would give up Ills local berth or the Trenton position. The resigna tion takes effect February IS. Delay Action on Suffrage WASHINGTON, Feb. 9.—Consider ation of the proposed constitutional amendment for women suffrage was deferred again in the Senate today because several senators gave notice they wished to discuss it later. A large gathering of suffrage support ers, which packed the galleries ex pecting to see the resolution pass, .was disappointed. ONLY 50 OF 118 | 11 ! Work at Peddie Street Is Ham-j pered When Sixty-eight Fail to Report. EDWARD REDLER. LEADER OF ARMY, AMONG MISSING Civil Service Commission to No tify Others on List to Re port Immediately. Although 118 men were, notified to j report for work this morning on the j Peddle street grading job, only about fifty appeared. The Civil Service Commission sent communications to 118 men, notifying them of the work to be started today. They were told to report at 7:30. The entire number of men that re- I ported were placed to work. More j notices will be issued by the Civil j Service Commission today. The city can use about 100 men on the job, Chief Engineer Morris Sherrerd says. The laborers will be somewhat ham pered for a time because of the in ability to find a means of crossing the Jersey Central railroad tracks with vehicles. As soon as a temporary crossing can be made a larger num ber of men can be employed." The members of the army of unem ployed, whose representatives called on Mayor Haussling last week, were all notified to place their names on the civil service list if they desired employment. A number of them did so and the list of eligibles now has swollen to upwards of 300. Edward Redler, of Fairmount ave nue, who led the delegation which called on the mayor, did not appear for work today. He also appeared before the Board of Works, seeking employment for himself and his 500 followers. ' • . .- ‘ I . FOR LAST TIME Grief-Stricken Friends Pay Last Respects at the Funeral of Congressman. —__ | Special to the Newark Star.] PASSAIC, Feb. 9.—The funeral ser vices of the late Congressman Rob ert Gunn Bremner, who died of can cer. after undergoing the radium treatment as a last resort, were held here today at the Bremner home in Hamilton avenue. The services at the house were attended only by the family and intimate friends. In the ! procession to the cemetery, however, were a number of fraternal organi zations, including the Spanish War Veterans, and thousands of Passaic | citizens anxious to pay a final trib | ute to the memory of the late con gressman. who was for many years editor of the Passe.lc Herald. Possibly never before In the history of Passaic county has there been a funeral so largely attended. It is es timated that 8,000 persons viewed the remains from 2 p. m. Saturday until the services started at 2 this after noon. From 11 o’clock today, by rail ; and automobile, came persons of | prominence. Flower* from Mr. and Mr*. Wilson. j The body reposed in a solid ma | hogany casket. In the right hand of the late congressman was clasped a j small bouquet of orchids and lilies or j the valley. Resting on the casket I was an immense wreath composed of lavender orchids, white carnations, violets and ferns. It bore the iards j of the President and Mrs. Woodrow Wilson. To one side was a cluster of orchids and white roses, the tribute of Joseph P. Tumulty. On all sides were hanked flowers from national, State, county and city officials, as I well as from personal friends and relatives of the late congressman. Among the larger floral pieces that surrounded the casket were ones from Dr. and Mrs. John A. Black, the Pas saic Herald employees, the Robert fJ. Bremner Democratic Club of the Tenth ward, Paterson, and the Norma Irish-American Literary’ and Dra matic Club, Mrs. Catherine Delaney, James H. Penn, S. C. Vickers, the Passaic postoffice employees. Henry W. Gledhill, John HinchllfTe. A. L. Peterson. Paterson postoffice em ployees, Mrs. Alfred Terhune. Ed ward E. Grosscup, Daughters of Scotia, the Pica Club, Walter W* Viek and Henry C. Allen. Mr. and Mrs. D. Fellows Platt, the New Jersey delegation to Con gress, the House of Representatives, Senator Peter McGinnis, the commit tee on the District of Columbia of the House, the Passaic Board of Trade, Powers Bros., A. S. Burt Camp, Sons of Veterans, w'ere among others wiio sent floral pieces. Mr*. Bremner Come* from C'annilu. Mrs. Alexander Bremner. mother of; the late congressman, and her daugn ter. Miss Nina Bremner. arrived at noon toda.v. Their coming completed the Bremner family, with Ine excep tion of Alexander, a brother, wiio found it impossible to leave his home in Canada. Telegrams and letters of sympathy kept pouring into the Bremner home all day yesterday and today. They were from all factions of the country and many were from Scotland. For- , mer United States Senator, James, Smith, Jr., of Newark, telegraphed! his sympathy today and later arrived < to attend the funeral. «| Her. L. B. Plummer’* linlogj. Long before the funeral, the Brm ner residence, 158 Hamilton avenue. ! was thronged with persons. William Hughes, of Passaic, a baritone, ren- j dered the “O God of Bethel.” after which Rev. Dr. L. B. Plummer, of Springfield, Mass., who conducted the ! services, delivered the eulogy. He said: ‘‘On several occasions Mr. Brem ner spoke to me about taking charge (Continued on Pnge 4, Column 8.) Venice Italian-American Restaurant. 126 I Market street. Tabie d’Irate, dinners and | lunch. Open all night. Grand oabaret uhow j from S i). m.—JLd>, STEEL COMPANIES BUY BIG TRACTS ON JERSEY SHORE Plan to Make This State the Manufacturing Centre for That Product. An immense project for the estab- I lishment of a chain of iron and si eel plants along the shores of New Jer sey and .Staten Island, which is to make this the greatest steel-produc- j ing section in the world, has bqen set afoot. That is the announcement made yesterday by Dr. Edward Ewing Pratt, head of the industrial bureau of the Merchants’ Association of New York. Great tracts of land in New Jersey are reported as having been purchased for that purpose by a num- j ber of capitalists. The first step in the materialization J of this plan has been taken by the Witherbee-Sherman Company, of Pittsburgh, which has an option on 160 acres at Boynton Beach and Se waren. between Perth Amboy and Elizabethport. On this site, now a well-known summer resort, the coin- ! pany intends to erect two blast fur- I naces with a capacity of 400 tons a day each. This plant will be the larg est east of Pittsburgh. The option expires March 1. It has been estimated that the best iron and finest steel can be produced in the vicinity of New York at a sav ing of at least $5 per ton, Dr. Pratt stated. In addition to that, the cost of transportation will be greatly re duced and labor obtained with greater ease than at Pittsburgh. Another favorable feature of the location is the cheapness of the scrap iron in the market of Newr York and its sur roundings. Scrap iron and scrap steel can be purchased here at a price $2 or $2.50 less per ton than in Pitts burgh. Dr. Pratt also stated that it was the belief of those who have been study ing the problem for years that the large tract of land purchased by Charles M. Schwab, near the Stan dard Oil Company’s plant, in Bayonne, will be utilized by him for the erec tion of blast furnaces for the manu facture of armor plates and plants for the manufacture of structural iron. The belief is borne out by the fact that he has purchased a rolling mill outfit in States Island. It is figured that ere from Lake Superior can be transported to the plants in New Jersey at a saving of at least fifty cents on a ton. It has been learned that American. French and English capitalists have been making purchases of about 5,000 acres near Sparkill and Piermont, N. Y., for the manufacture of the by-prod ucts of coal. Although nothing definite is known, these purchases have been attributed to the Westinghouse or General Electric Company. Iron and steel interests are said to be behind a movement to have the State of New Jersey revoke the 999-year lease which the Pennsylvania Railroad Company has of the Delaware and Raritan Ca | nal. L. V. R. R. to Build $2,000,000 Terminal at Constable Hook BAYONNE, Rpb. 9.—Arrangements have been made with the Bethlehem Steel Company by the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company for the construc tion of a *2,000,000 terminal adjoining the Standard Oil Company’s plant at Constable Hook. It will include large piers and yards and will be used to handle ore sent from Plsuga, Chili, via the Panama canal, which will be forwarded from Bayonne to Bethlehem for reduction. A fleet of oil-burning vessels will con vey the ore from Chill. Chester A. Lovell Charged With Manslaughter for Killing Terence Gunning. Chester A. Lovell, the motorman of a trolley car that is alleged to have killed Terence J. Gunning on South Tenth street on the night of January 11, 1913, was placed on trial on a charge of manslaughter in the Court of Quarter Sessions before Judge W’illiam P. Martin and a jury to day. The case will go to the jury this afternoon. Lovell’s car. it is charged, struck | Gunning while he was standing part i ly on the rails near the end of the South Tenth street line at Twelfth avenue. Gunning's body was caught in the fender of the car, dragged for two blocks and then left dying in the street. lie died the next day in the City Hospital. At the time Gunning met his death he was employed as a caretaker In Fairmount Cemetery. The night of the accident the employees of the cemetery were having a “time” in a saloon on South Orange avenue, and Gunning was among them. The witnesses for the State testified that the car was going at a good rate of speed and struck the victim as he tried to look for the approach of a car in another direction. The defense’s claim was that Gunning was intoxi cated and negligently stepped in front of the car. Several men who w'ere drinking with Gunning said that when they had left him he was drunk. Mrs. Laura Penierro said she had seen him lurch in froi^ of the car, but did not think at the tirhe that he had been hit. Later, she found pieces of bacon and other provisions strewn about the track. These were the contents of a bundle ha was carrying, she thought. Although she believed he had been injured, she did not give any alarm, she averred, until she got home, when she told her family. ^Gunning lived at 136 Spruce street j previous to his death. He was forty- j one year* old, and left a widow and three chi’dren. Mast of American Cup < Defender to Be of Steel BRISTOL, R. L, Feb. 9.-The mast of the yacht under construction here as a possible defender of the America’s cup will be of steel, It was learned today. Some time ago work .vas oegun on a wooden stave mast, but this will be reserved for use in the »t of the trial races showing that a steal spar to too heavy. £ '' v- : BOY DARES DEATH IN 30-F0QT CLIMB TO MAKE ESCAPE Juvenile Delinquent in Court House Gets Freedom for Two Short Minutes. SQUEEZES THROUGH SMALL WINDOW IN AN ANTEROOM -— Is Overtaken a Block Away by1 Attendant Who Misses Him from Courtroom. Climbing down a sheer thirty feet of marble wall at the Court House today. Donato DeVito, fourteen years, 26 Garside street, a juvenile prisoner, enjoyed two minutes' free dom before he was captured by Gus Hartman, one of Superintendent Fred Wagi^er's assistants, and brought back to the Juvenile court, where later in the day he was placed on trial on two charges of larceny. Dp Vito received permission of Louis Del Nagro, court attendant in the Juvenile court, to leave the room for a few minutes. When he didn’t return in a few minutes, however, Del Nagro opened the door to find the room vacant. A small window, seven inches wide 1 and twenty-eight inches in height, w'tts open, and Del Nagro looked out of that. Six feet below the window and about twenty-five feet from the ground was DeVito. He was slowly working his way down the marble wall, his only foothold and hand hold being on narrow ledges between the slabs of marble forming the wall. Del Nagro started through the Court House corridors on the run to head off DeVito before he reached the ground. When the lad had reached a point about a dozen feet from the ground DeVito jumped just as Hartman, who was returning from lunch, spied him. The lad landed on his feet and started to run up Thir teenth avenue with Hartman after him. Over High street tore the pair and into Stirling street, where DeVito de- ; sorted the sidewalk and took to the I yards. After jumping several fences Hartman caught him and took him back to the Court House. ueutTbm, . KILLED BY FAIL Plunges S00 Feet When Engine Explodes at San Diego. Cal. SAN DIEGO, Cal.. Feb. 9—Lieu tenant H. B. Post, of the aero corps, U. S. A., was Instantly killed today by a fall of 500 feet In a hydroaero plane. Lieutenant Post, who was flying over the bay, was seen to suddenly shoot clear of the machine. It was said by watchers that the engine ex ploded. Lieutenant Post was flying for an altitude record. He had the reputa tion of being the best aviator in the army camp on North Island, across the bay from San Diego. WASH INTON, Peh. 9.—Second Lieutenant Henry B. Post was born in New. York June 15. 1885. and was commissioned as second lieutenant of the Twenty-fifth Infantry in 1911. His death makes a total of sixteen in government aviation since 1908, fif teen in the army and ono In the navy. In aviation the world over approxi mately 435 persons have met death since 1908. eleven having been killed during the present year. OF G! :s CHARGE Court Sustains Bayonne Pas tor's “Frame-Up” Claim, De spite Her Testimony. — | Special to the Newark Star.| BAYONNE. Feb. 9.—Recorder Hugh H. Mara today dismissed the case against Rev. Dr. Scott Kidder, pastor of St. John's Episcopal Church, of this city, who was accused by sixteen year-old Ethel Paine, daughter of on^ of his parishioners, with forcing his attentions upon her. Dr. Kidder declared that the charge was an attempt to injure him in the eyes of his parish and the community, because of personal animosity on the part of the Paine family. The court was inclined to believe him, and or dered the case dismissed, after the , Paine girl had admitted she went through a farcical prayer to give Dr. Kidder a chance to fondle her, so de tectives concealed in the room cou d | arrest him- He was represented by j Robert H. McCarter, of Newark, for mer attorney-general of the State. Ethel Paine, a pretty child, well de veloped lor her age. was the first wit ness. She was examined by Assist- i ant Prosecutor James McCarthy. The 1 girl swore that on several occasions at the church and in his study the minister fondled her despite her pro- ( tests. On January 26, she said, her moth- j er went to bed and pretended to be ill and Dr. Kidder was sent for. He came to the house and prayed at the I bedside of Mrs. Paine. Then he went j into the dining-room, and there, the ; girl said, he took her on his lap and caressed her. She broke away from ! him and he followed her around the I room. Mr. McCarter was unable to break j down the girl’s direct accusations, j He got her to admit that she and I her mother and her grandmother hud talked over the plan to get the min ister to the house and had explained the plan to Police Captain Griffin. Captain Griffin swore that he saw, from a bathroom, through a crack in the door, all the happenings that had been described by Ethel as haviug taken place In the dining-room. The time was 8 o’clock in the evening. The dining-room was lighted. Husband of Slain Woman and Suicide-Murderess Who Confessed ChariM 1. Manning. tl»i el Herd in* n. TRAGED Y ENDS A Foreigner Shoots Companion Dead and Escapes to Woods. Posse Scours Vicinity. [Special to the \enark Star.J FRANKLIN FURNACE. Feb. 9.— Marshal Matthew J. Buckley, Con stable William Nestor and a posse are searching the woods here today for Alexander Michaluk. a Russian, twenty-nine years old. who yester day shot and killed Isidore Kowalew sky. a fellow countryman, whom he had charged with cheating at cards It is believed that he is hiding in a large patch of woods on the out skirts of the town, and a part of the posse is surrounding this thicket, while another is searching through it. Both Michaluk and Kowakewsky, as well as four other players who wit nessed the shooting, were employed by the New Jersey Zinc Company. The four witnesses are now under arrest. They were seated around a cable in the boarding house kept by Edward O. Paddock, when Michaluk pulled a .32 calibre automatic re volver and shot the man he accused in the centre of the forehead. Then he jumped from the window and es caped in the darkness across the Franklin baseball grounds. Kowalewsky fell unconscious and was removed to the Franklin Hos pital. where he died about 8 o'clock at night, two hours after the shoot ing. The victim was twenty-five years old and single Coroner Jacob C. Coleman, of Ham burg. and a jury’ viewed the body of the murdered man and an autopsy will probably be held Thursday. The four other men are being held as witnesses. Transfer of ’Skeeters’ Franchise Discussed NEW YORK. Feb. 9.—Rumors per sisted during the meeting here today of the baseball magnates of the In- i temationa! League that the franchise I of# the Jersey City club would be transferred to Brooklyn in order to discourage the Federal League from ; entering that city. This was the gen- ! eral topic of discussion about the cor- : ridors of the hotel where the Interna- j tional leaders went into session this afternoon, ostensibly for the purpose I of arranging the schedule for the I coming season. Report had it that this schedule, would be arranged so as to j allow the new’ Brooklyn team to play ! on the National League grounds there while the National League is out of ! tow’n. President Barrow refused to dis- . cuss the subject. He said the new' schedule would be ready by Febru ary 17. Socialist Sent to Jail for Not Paying $2.04 Poll Tax to the Rework Star.] TRENTON, Feb. 9.—Louis Joseph son. a prominent Socialist and a prime mover in the campaigrn for the aboli tion of poll taxes, was arrested by De linquent Tax Collector Fell for non payment of his poll 'axes. Josephson owes $2.04 for back taxes and he re fuses to pay the money He was sent to the county jail. 5700,000 IHtM Big Shortage Closes One of; Leading Financial Institu^ tions in Memphis. MEMPHIS, Tenn.. Feb. 9—C. H. Raine, president of the Mercantile Bank, one of the leading financial in stitutions of the city, was charged with embezzlement in a warrant j sworn out today by Z. X. Estes, ceun- | ty attorney-general. The accounts of the bank, which is j a State institution, are alleged to be ! short between $700,000 and $1,000,000. | State banking officials ordered the in- | stitution closed after the reputed } shortage became known yesterday. G. C. Hutton. State superintendent of banking, arrived here today from Nashville and was appointed receiver for the bank in accordance with a i chancery' bill filed by attorneys rep- ; resenting the bank's directors. Inves tigation of the condition of the bank's resources was started immediately. There was little excitement evident in financial circles here today. J. C. Ottinger, president of the Memphis Clearing House Association, issued a statement declaring none of the mem bers of the association were affected by the failure of the Mercantile Bank. ! The warrant was served on Mr. ( Raine at his home. He was taken before Criminal Judge Palmer, where he pleaded guilty. Despite his pro test that he did not want any bond fixed. Judge Palmer placed the j amount at $250,000. but Mr. Raine \ declared he would make no effort to I get the security and accompanied a I deputy sheriff to the county jail. Col. Goethals Acts in Case of Accused Commissary De partment Head. PANAMA. Feb. 9.—Colonel George W. Goethals. chairman of the Panama Canal Commission, today suspended John Burke, manager of the commis sary department. Colonel Goethals's action came at the conclusion of the hearings which gave Burke a chance to clear himself of the charges that he had accepted gratuities and had been guilty of ir regular business transactions. Colonel Goethals also suspended W. F. Shipley, chief clerk of the sub sistence department, the reason given being “incompetency.” WASHINGTON, Feb. 9.—Colonel Goethals. at the direction of Secre tary Garrison, will turn Burke’s case over to the United States attorney at New York. Charles A. Nones and Prank Bruno, Indicted in Bank Case, Surrender Charles A. Nones, indicted in con nection with the defunct Roseville Trust Company, joinly with Raymond E. Smith and Lowell R. M. Haag, ap- j peared at the Court House shortly j after 2 o'clock this afternoon to sur- j render himself and have bail fixed. A few moments afterward Frank Bruno, the Orange contractor, indict ed with Antonio Melia. in the same matter, appeared for a similar pur pose. Both men pleaded not guilty and were released in $5,000 ball each. ft MANNING AND SISTER INC TODY Man Who Figured in the Warren Street Tragedy Accused of Concealing Crime. PROSECUTOR HOOD SUGGESTS ACTION Mrs. Garrabrant May Be Held as Witness — Police Drive Back Crowds at Mrs. Man ning’s Funeral. Charles J Manning, the Verona garage owner, whose wife was shot to death in this city last Friday by Hazel Herdman. is still in the cus tody of the local police today. Mrs. .Sadie E. Garrabrant, of Verona, a sister of Manning, is at the First, precinct police station. Shst. too, is being detained in order that the police may investigate her story. Prosecutor Louis Hood this after noon advised Chief of Police Long to swear out. a warrant, charging Man ning with murder. Shortly after noon Chief Long call ed up the prosecutor, gave him an outline of what Manning had said ia the course of his long examination in police headquarters, and was in structed to charge the husband with murder. The prosecutor also advised the chief to hold Mrs. Garrabrant.* Manning was formally arrested at 2:08 p. m. He was Jed out of the office of Chief Long, w'here he had been undergoing a gruelling examina tion since 3:30 a. m., and taken to the desk, where Captain Tuite charged him with violation of Section 20 of the crimes set. Manning is charged tech nically with ' concealing crime/’ Chief Long was given credit for the arrest. The police said the fact that they charged Manning with concealing the crime instead of murder is not to be taken as indicating the cam j they art trying to work up against j the prisoner has collapsed in any way. r rann aicuermtt came to police headquarters at *2 p. m. and sent a note to Chief Long saying if he was not permitted to see his client before 2:30 he would ask for a writ of ha beas corpus. To prevent Manning obtaining bis release by a writ the police made the charge against him immediately. It was rumored a woman twal ar rested hi Montclair in connection With the case this afternoon, but tb# Montclair policed enied it, To Lieutenant Tyler “booked"’ 'him, Manning said he was thirty years old. was boro in Port Jervi* and lived in Bloomfield avenue. Ve rona. where he conducted a publio garage. After his pedigree was taken Man ning. who seemed to take his arrest calmly and gave no sign of strain he has been under since the murder of his wife, went into Chief of Police Long’s office, where he consulted with Mr. McDermit McDermit came to police head quarters shortly after m>on and an nounced that relatives of Manning had retained him to look after his in terests. Mr. McDermit sent in his card to Manning and then left the building. “Manning has been held by the po licy since Saturday.” said Mr. Mc Dermit before departing, ‘and tio charge has been brought against htxn. He has been trying to get in touch with my office for several hours, but has been unable to do so. I am going to give the police a half hour. Tf they do not act by then I shall take steps to obtain Manning's release.” Chief of Police Long left headquar ters in his automobile at 1:30. Ho brushed by reporters who attempted to question him, saying: “I can't say anything. I haven't any time. I must hurry away.” The police maintained great secrecy in their examination of Manning, which was still going on when the chief left. Captain Tuite came out of the office shortly after the chief and went to the washroom. With him was Detective Donnelly, who Is one of the biggest men on the Newark police force. Donnelly inter posed his broad shoulders and back between his chief and the reporters who endeavored to question him and H i*n ft on e«| on Pngr 4. « otumn S-> CM TOLL PLANK President Says Platform* Should Be Limited to Do mestic Questions. W ASHINGTON, Feb. 9.-President Wilson let it be known today that* from the first, be regarded as an un wise policy the insertion in the Dem ocratic national platform of the plank favoring the exemption of America* coastwise ships from the payment of Panama Canal tolls. The President feels that a platform declaration on such a subject is re lated to circumstances that arise ail over the world as well as in the United States, and that only the ele ment which the United States can control in the situation ought to be binding. He feels that a -nange of circumstances has arisen in the in ternational aspect of the situation, which, necessarily, would change tbe attitude of the American government and the attitude of the country on the subject. Mr. Wilson told callers today that the whole international situation and the point of view of foreign gov ernments was to some extent in volved in the settlement of the con troversy. He intimated that platform declarations should be limited to mat ters of domestic policy, and should not embrace relations with foreign governments. The President told callers he did not intend to send a message to Congress on the subject of Panama lolls; that he felt his attitude had been sufficient ly made clear in a recent letter to William U. Marbury. of Baltimore- He expects Congress to repeal the tolls provision during the present Ri ative. Adamadn. of the House ('omra ttef which would charge of such legislation. . • ■' tit Uvv.'