Daily News from New York, New York on August 27, 1925 · 97
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Daily News from New York, New York · 97

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Thursday, August 27, 1925
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DAILY NEWS, THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 1925. WOMAN CHOKED AND BEATEN EVEN CONSTABLE LOSES A SHIRT IN MYSTERY FRACAS Wealthy residents in the exclusive summer colony at Newcastle, N. Y., yesterday were trying to penetrate the mystery shrouding the wild disturbance which aroused them in the early morning hours, in which a wealthy and prominent matron, a rich physician and a village constable were involved. Shortly after midnight, the police of Ossining, N. Y., received a frantic call from a woman living near the Ellis Treat estate, on which Mrs. Mary Treat, reputed to be extremely well-to-do, has been staying. Attack Revealed. "My God! come quick," the woman pleaded, police say. "Mrs. Treat is being choked to death!" The 'state constabulary hurried to the Treat estate, but did - not arrive in time to save Mrs. Treat, a woman about 49, from a severe choking and beating and Constable Douglas Esterly of Newcastle, from cuts and bruises inflicted by a man who had disappeared. Mrs. Treat was reluctant to talk to the police about the attack and would not identify her assailant. But Constable Esterly later declared he had been assaulted by Dr. Lawrence Cremin, a wealthy physician of Ossining, N. Y. No Formal Complaint. Dr. Cremin, according to other residents, had been on friendly terms with Mrs. Treat for some time. Despite the fact that she admitted to slate troopers that she had been badly beaten, Mrs. Treat did not make any formal complaint against her assailant and the attitude of all. concerned was to discuss the incident as little as possible. A police squad guarded Mrs. Treat's estate for the remainder of the night. Had Asked Protection. Constable Esterly admitted that Mrs. Treat had appealed to him for protection before she was attacked. When asked if he had battled with Dr. Cremin, Esterly renlied: , "Only in self-defense." The constable's shirt was torn from his body and he was seriously bruised and scratched. The police, after finding that the disturber of Newcastle's exclusive quiet had escaped from the scene in an automobile, visited Dr. Cremin's home. Denies Attacking Officer. PHILLIPS, FOE OF PLOTTERS, TO COURT IN SPOOKS HEARING r n v (NEWS photo) (L. to r.) Policewoman Elizabeth Michaels and the Reo. Rose Mack' enberg, leaving Washington Heights court after Max Phillips appeared as witness for a medium in toils of law. Miss Michaels said Phill'pt demanded and received $1 fee. The Reo. Mrs. Mackenberg wanted Phillips in court so she could investigate mediums, but judge wouldn't acquiesce. Millionaire Under Heavy Guard of Detectives. 8- Max Phillips Dr. Cremin, when sought for a statement, was vague and demurred at discussing the matter, lie denied that he attacked the constable. "I . never touched him. Dr. Cremin said. "I can't give you any information. What would you say? She has to be protected and so have L" . , , "Do you rafrember . what you did last night?" Dr. Cremin was asked later over the telephone. His reply was silence. No charge will be brought against Dr. Cremin, police declared. Folloto developments in the sensational Newcastle, N. Y., mystery, by reading the Pink and other editions of tomorrow's DAILY NEWS. f . His critic called him a brokrn-dovra prizefighter, but, aided by Cupid, he did comeback. Head "The Heart Wallop," today's true story complete oa page 21. Millionaire Max Phillips, who has been seeking for some time to avoid Russian countesses and other persons sup- posed to have .:- . plotted to ruin i the reputation of the collar magnate, journeyed yesterday! to Washington Heights court to tell what he knew about spooks. Phillips did not get the opportunity to testify since the "Rev." Margaret Campbell Mort-lock of C02 West 189th st., who is charged with having told fortunes by spiritualistic ritest,was too ill to appear and her case was adjourned until Sept. 3. Phillips was among those attending a seance at the woman's home when Policewoman Elizabeth Michaels came along and arrested the medium. When the policewoman served Phillips in the courtroom with a subpoena requiring him to aDnear ! Sept. 3 and tell what he knew about ! the world to come, he demanded the have the money, but she ran back to her seat and got it, thus insuring the presence of the collar man at the next session. . He left the court under a heaw guard of private detectives when I the adjournment was announced, having previously received threats against his life as a result of the supposed plot complications,. ,., Just prior to adjourment, a young woman who said she was the Rev. Rose Mackenburg of the High Spiritualist church, asked Magis trate Vitale to order Phillips to remain in court. She explained she was interested in the case because it was her duty to expose false mediums and fake spiritualists. After he left the courtroom, Phillips was questioned by reporters in the presence of his counsel, Harold Strauss. "There'll be big doings in three days," he announced mysteriously. Then, turning to the newspaper men, forefinger on lips, he hissed: "Sh s s sh ! Fish-hooks !" 2 MEN ARRESTED IN WIFE ATTACKS; JEALOUSY CAUSE Jealousy prompted two men yesterday to attack their wives, according to police investigations. Mrs. Flora Ragusa, 25, of 85 East 3d st., is in St. Vincent's hospital suffering from stab wounds Federal Bureau Shower Bath Banished. Washington, D. C, Aug. 2G. The bureau of engraving and printing, where Uncle Sam's money is printed, has a new shower bath, but Controller General .McCarl decreed today that it must be taken down. J. E. Husted, bureau disbursing officer, was informed by McCarl that he had no authority to pay $103 for the new equipment out of the miscellaneous expenses appropriation. FIVE MEN KIDNAP DRIVER, STEALING TRUCK AND LOAD Five armed men held up a large truck owned by the E. and S. Motor Transportation company of 2215 Race St., Philadelphia, Pa., on the Lincoln highway at Lockwood, on the outskirts of Newark, N. J., yesterday, kidnaped the driver, Harry Barney, of 809 West Norris st., Philadelphia, and escaped with the truck and the load. The truck was the last of a caravan of six bound from New York to Philadelphia with general merchandise. The exact value of the contents could not be determined, but police estimate it could not be less than $3,000. The five holdup men, in a touring car, blocked the highway and compeled Barney to halt. One of their number pointed a revolver at him and ordered him into the touring car. The man with the revolver then drove off with the truck. For more than an hour Barney was driven about Newark while one of the men kept a revolver pressed against his side. EX-FIREMAN A SUICIDE Adam J. Zimmerman, 74, of 1009 5th ave., College Point, Queens, a retired city fireman, committed suicide yesterday by inhaling gas, police say. He was in ill health. Mrs. Flora aniuel Ragusa Ragusa In Marriage Quarrel. of the neck and shoulder, while her husband, Samuel, 30, is under arrest in the Mercer st. station, charged with inflicting them. Ragusa is said to have attacked his, wife in front of 65 Bleecker st. Her shrieks attracted Patrolman Thomas McNamara, of the Mercer st. station, who, after a scuffle, succeeded in wresting the weapon from the husband. At the station RagTtsa accused his wife of deserting him for another. Jacob Stein, S3, of 158 Hopkins st., Brooklyn, was arrested by police charged with splashing a quantity of lye solution in the face of his wife, Ida, 40. Jealousy over his wife led him to do the act, police say. Stein was locked up in Clymer st. station, to be arraigned today in the Bridge Plaza court on an assault charge. Mrs. Stein is confined to Kings County hospital. Her condition is not serious. WASHINGTON NEWS Herbert Lord SUSPECT CONFESSES BANK CHIEF HOLDUP Cincinnati, O., Aug. 26. Charles B. Miley, 22, of Hattiesburg, Miss., confessed holding up Lawrence E. Sands, president of the Pittsburgh First National bank, police said today. Two men entered Sands's home, Jan. 6, and attempted to force him to get $25,000 from hia bank. Coast Guard Asks $500,000. MacMillan Ships Returning. Dry Czar Sued by Wet. Coolidge to Crack Whip. Washington, D.. C, Aug. 2G. The United States coast guard has asked Director of the Budget Herbert Lord to approve a $500,-000 appropriation for a seaplane fleet, it was learned at the treasury department today, to aid in dry enforce ment, protection t o shipping and national defense. . Ships of the MacMillan ex pedition are beating a perilous passage southward to Labrador, says a radio message to the National Geographical society. The first protest against new liquor enforcement methods has come in the form of a suit filed by George Rock, saloonkeeper, asking that Assistant- Secretary Andrews be enjoined from interfering with his business. President Coolidge, on his return here, is expected to call in department oflicials and ' tell them plainly they must stop criticizing budget cuts. Production in basic industries turned upward in July after a continuous decline since January, the federal reserve board reports. A general decrease in rates on canned goods from Wisconsin and nearby points to the east was ordered by the interstate commerce commission. COAL OPERATORS MAKE NEW MOVE TO AVERT STRIKE Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Aug. 2C. That the anthracite coal strike, scheduled for next Tuesday, majr yet be averted was indicated Inst night when Maj. W. W. Ing-1 i s , spokesman of the operators' 8 u be ommittee, issued a statement conceding that the checkoff and wage increases could bo considered fully by the operators in a new joint wage scale con- was made after John L. Lewis ference. The statement President John L. Lewis of the mine workers had raised the issue that peace in thehard coal fields depended upon the operators moving to reopen negotiations for a wage contract. Coclidjre's Silence Calls For Coal Strike Showdown. Swampscott, Mass., Aug. 26. President Coolidge is calling for a showdown in the anthrac.te industry through a policy of non-intervention. Two or three months of strike, it Is believed, either will disclose that the industry is not altogether an essential one or the two factions will come to an agreement and subside. Just one development would cause the President to enter th controversy. That is a coal famine. And a coal famine is considered to be far distant. FOREIGN NEWS Krim Plans New Offensive. England Conserving IJread. Storms Take Toll in Italy. Tokio Damaged by Flood. PARIS. Abd-el-Krim is reported preparing for a new offensive against French and Spanish troops in Morocco, with his brother at the head of fie'd troops. LONDON r-Premier Stanley B. a 1 d w i n, through the organization of a national food council, is making every effort to ensure England's loo J supply for the win ter, in view of unemployment conditions. ROME. Millions of lire damage was done by storms which rafjvd through the Piedmonte, Lombardy and Liguria regions. LONDON. The Central News Tokio correspondent reported that the most severe floods in many years had submerged one-third of Tokio, causing some loss of life and extensive property damage. . ROME. 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