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Daily News from New York, New York • 88

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DAILY NEWS, SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 1927 NEW CLEWS SPUR GAFFNEY HUNT Outrages to 1. Note and Strange Story Stir Police (Continued from page 3) home the night of Billy's disap- pearance. Then the furtive stranger had thrown a large package, wrapped in brown paper, into the water. The man appeared to drag his right leg a little, was small, dark, and about 40. "I don't want to get mixed up in this," the informant said, "but will come forward to identify the man if you catch At the same time District Attorney Charles Dodd of Kings county questioned two men and a woman further on the Gaffney case.

Those brought to his office were William Beaton, father of the Billy Beaton with whom Billy Gaffney played on the roof before he vanished, and Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel J. Cordovez, two of Beaton's relatives. Cordovez and his wife, who live at 480 Warren but who were staying with Beaton Feb.

11, declared that Beaton had left the house that night. with a bundle, supposedly to visit his wife at Prospect Heights hospital. A police check showed that he had not gone there. "It's a fluke," Beaton said of Cordovez's story. "His dates are mixed up.

I did leave the house with a bundle to visit my wife, and I did visit her, but that was on the 16th of Beaton and Mr. and Mrs. Cordovez were closeted with Dodd two hours. "I want to make clear that no suspicion attaches to any of these three," the district attorney said. "Their most remarkable disclosure was that Billy Gaffney vanished within three minutes.

Mrs. Cordovez saw him playing in the fourth floor of the building where Charles I. Gaffney Dodd Father of kidnaped boy and prosecutor. he lived at 5:30 p. m.

Not more than three minutes later, Beaton looked there and the child was gone. "The Gaffney boy's mother and another woman, talking in the hall below, were positive the child did not go downstairs." District Attorney Dodd will continue his investigation today. Startling developments are probable at any moment in the search for little Billy Gaffney. Watch for all details in tomorrow's editions of the SUNDAY NEWS. 1 FOR 12, 2 FOR 24; ALE, RUM GALORE Two dozen pints of liquor were found in clothing of two men arrested early today as they left 6 Stone st.

They were booked as John Sullivan, 29, 214 West 69th and James MeMann, 35, 124 Stuyvesant St. George, S. L. On the second floor building police seized more than 100 bottles of ale and sixty bottles of whiskey. PRINCETON BOYS VOTE OWN COUNCIL Students of Princeton university last night voted in favor of a student concil with full powers.

This aims to replace the senior council, whose members resigned last Monday in protest against an anti-automobile ruling of the university authorities. It is doubtful, however, students believe, that the faculty and trustees, will endorse students' desire for self-government. 2,500 IN MOVIE SAVED BY POLICE FIRE HERO (NEWS photo) "All out safely!" That was what firemen thought at 55 Spring st. fire at the time this picture was taken. Scaling ladders by which rescues were made can be seen at windows.

But the firemen were mistaken. The bodies of Policeman Farrell and Frank Lanuzzi, victims of dreaded backdraught, were found on top floor when the fire was extinguished. Another Gives Life in Vain Trying to Save One. One policeman led 2,500 persons to safety and averted a theatre panic, and another lost his life in two fires in Manhattan yesterday. Patrolman John Zoll, traffic duty at Lexington ave.

and 51st sounded an alarm and aided in ushering out patrons without panic when fire was discovered in Loew's Lexington ave. theatre, where 2,500 were watching movies at 6 p. m. The blaze was in storeroom over the lobby where radio station is being installed. Zoll asked the audience to file out quietly and the theatre was practically empty when firemen arrived and put out the flames, with small damage.

Thirty minutes later most of the audience was again watching a picture. Patrolman Harry J. Farrell saw flames darting from 55 Spring st. early yesterday. Sending others to PRING CROS BROOME ST.

Map shows (A), 55 Spring where two lost lives in tenement fire. ring an alarm, he dashed into the blazing building to awaken tenants. Firemen found Farrell's charred body. Clasped in his arms was the body of Frank Lanuzzi, plumbing contractor, of 265 Lafayette st. Farrell, 26, lived with his wife, Ethel, and 3-year-old son, John, at 433 57th Brooklyn.

He will be 0 Gratitude, Thou Art the Jewel! William Craig, 27, a $30 a week rent collector, of 857 St. John's Brooklyn, presented his wife with a $30,000 string of pearls. He had found them in a sidewalk crevice at West 67th st. and Central Park West Wednesday morning. "I guess some shop girl is out a quarter," he remarked.

Mrs. Craig scorned the gift, and the necklace lay two days in disgrace on her dressing table. Yesterday it was claimed by Mrs. Carol Draper, widow of former Gov. Eben S.

Draper of Massachusetts, living at the Hotel Elysee, 60 East 54th st. Asked if she intended to reward the finder, Mrs. Draper said it was "up to the insurance company." COLLEGE GOES TO BOWWOWS ON RAH RAHS Boston, March 4 (U. -Boston university students clashed with Northeastern university students in what almost became the battle of Copley sq. today.

As parading Northeastern students passed Boston university's campus they were showered with odoriferous eggs and slightly decayed vegetables. Northeastern stalwarts were prepared to retaliate when a lad mounted an impromptu rostrum and called for a cheer. The B. U. boys' response seemed to tax their strength and the fighting halted.

The parade was in honor of the arrival of Seffala, dog derby winner, and one of his famous huskies, which is to be a Northeastern mascot. BROOKLYN ELKS ELECT T. F. CUITE Last night was election night at the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, lodge 22, South Oxford Brooklyn. Thomas Francis Cuite was elected exalted ruler by a big majority.

Edward McCarthy was chosen esteemed leading knight. The assistant district attorney of Kings county, Edward Wynne, gained the office of esteemed loyal knight. April 1 is the day they'll begin to officiate. COLLEGE HEAD DIES Carmel, March 5. Dr.

Ira Remsen, 81, president emeritus of Johns Hopkins university, died here tonight. His wife and son were at bedside. MOON 6-60 FREE, DAUGHERTY SOBS; MILLER TO APPEAL VERDICT Former Attorney General Harry M. Daugherty wept yesterday when freed on the charge of conspiracy to defraud the government. Col.

Thomas W. Miller, co-defendant, found guilty, received his verdict with a clamping of the jaws and the assurance to the public that: "I am just beginning to fight." Apparent hatred separates the two men tried jointly on a charge of lining their own pockets at the expense of the government to the extent of about $441,000. Vague threats were heard that Miller is about to "pull up the curtain" on the $7,000,000 deal in which Richard Merton, German financier, asserted he advanced Harry M. Thomas. W.

Daugherty Miller They know their fate. $441,000 as a bribe to get back certain' alien-owned stock, confiscated during the war. Shortly after the jury, out seventy hours, reported that they had a verdict of guilty for Miller, but could not agree on Daugherty, U. S. Attorney Emory Buckner hastened to make the plea that the proceedings against Daugherty be nolle prossed.

Judge John C. Knox granted this request and Daugherty sighed with relief. Judge Knox set Tuesday for imposing sentence. Sapiro will move for a new trial and, if that fails, will take an appeal. Miller left last night for his home in Wilmington, Del.

Daugherty thanked the court and jury for their treatment of him. "May it please the court," he said, rising with dramatic gesture. "Perhaps I am taking a liberty few men could take. I am the only attorney-general in the United States, I believe, except one, who has ever been tried for a felony. I am innocent of this charge.

"I am grateful to this court for its courteous consideration. As far as Mr. Buckner is concerned, he has prosecuted me most vigorously but I have no complaint to make against him because I never claim any rights that any other American citizen should not be granted." The late Harry J. Farrell. given a funeral with honors due an inspector.

The police relief fund last night sent the widow $500, and she will receive her husband's salary, $1,920, and $960 a year for life. Two alarms were turned in for a fire which routed four families from 5002 3d Brooklyn, last night. An unidentified man about 45, wearing a brown overcoat and brown overalls, was run down and killed late yesterday when he stepped into the path of a fire engine bound for a fire at 53 Hester st. The fire damaged the stock of the Z. Tepper Clothing company.

The loss was estimated at $5,000. (Other picture on page 1)! THEFT COSTS YEAR Stealing from the mails in Brooklyn postoffice sent Frank Korsick, 27, of 755 Seneca Brooklyn Atlanta penitentiary for a year yesterday. He was a postal clerk. MOON FIRST IN AMERICA in the Thousand Dollar Price Field. Europeanized Light Six Engineered for Modern Traffic.

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