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Declares Receiver’s and Coun*
sel’s Claims for Allowances
Are Out of Proportion.
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
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
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
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
“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
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
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
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.
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.
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
' • . .- ‘ I
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
‘‘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>,
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
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- :
Juvenile Delinquent in Court
House Gets Freedom for Two
Short Minutes.
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
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.
Plunges S00 Feet When Engine
Explodes at San Diego.
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
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
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
In aviation the world over approxi
mately 435 persons have met death
since 1908. eleven having been killed
during the present year.
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- (
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
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.
Foreigner Shoots Companion
Dead and Escapes to Woods.
Posse Scours Vicinity.
[Special to the \enark Star.J
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
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 !
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.
Man Who Figured in the
Warren Street Tragedy
Accused of Concealing
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
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
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
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
“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->
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
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
ative. Adamadn. of the House
('omra ttef which would
charge of such legislation.
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