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12 THE SUN, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 1918. 444 GOVERNOR'S SILENCE STIRS LEWIS'S IRE Whitman Depending Upon Officeholders for Election, Snys Attorney-General. ASKS LIGHT OX ISSUES Explains His Own Attitude on Prohibition, Public Service nnd Party Conventions. Why doea Gov. Whitman continue to remain silent on the Issues of the primary campaign? asks Attorney-General Lewis In a statement last night. His own attitude Is well- known, the Attorney-General asserts, and the people are entitled to have some explanation from the Governor. He suggests that Mr. Whitman may be relying entirely on his army of officeholders to bring him success In the primaries. The Attorney-General Bald: "In other yearn the dally newspaper wjhlch did not carry a. speech from Gov. Whitman, delivered before some organization or society, was a curiosity. Doubtless his silence Is due to the fact that this Is campaign period. He probably readies, or nt least expects, that his Public Service Commissioners, ten In all. at J16.000 per year: his Industrial Commissioners at JS.000 each, and secretary to the commission at $6,000, together with his swarms of subordinates, and subordinates of his subordinates, are entirely competent to deliver the votes of the enrolled Republican voters to him on primary day. "In a halfhearted way he permitted himself to say for publication that he approved the Interview given by his reputed manager, Congressman Cocks, who repudiated the support by Hearst's newspapers. This repudiation, it Is understood, came near costing him the support of the papers. Mutual explanations and apologies were sufficient doubtless to bridge the threatened chasm between the Governor and Mr. Hearst. It will be noticed that Congressman Cocks has made no similar mistake. Then There la the .shuttle Failure. "On the second occasion on which the Governor permitted himself to be quoted he offered an alibi for his Public Service Commission In New York city. The shuttle system 'had broken down and hundreds of thousands of people had been discommoded and some of them Injured. Commissioner Kracke repudiated the Governor's proffered alibi and volunteered to assume Ills share of the responsibility for the defects In the plans of the shuttle s3-tem. "The Governor of course was humiliated and annoyed both by the repudiation of the Hearst support bv Congressman Cocks ana by the repudiation of his alibi by Commissioner Kracke. Evidently he became discouraged and has concluded that the less he may say In this campaign the better It chances of a nomination for a third term. "The farmers would particularly like to have him appear before them at meetings which they would be glad to attend and Justify his conduct In connection with agricultural legislation for which he made himself the sponsor. "One of the great and really important questions to be determined at the November election is the question as to whether or not the Federal prohibition amendment shall be ratified by the next Legislature without the submission of the question to the voters for their approval. The Governor Is on record In nvor of such ratification. He would prevent the voters fiom expressing their will upon the subject, and it will be remembered sent u message to the Assembly In which he denounced the members of that body for what he termed their cowardice In even considering the proposition of securing nn expression from the people on the subject. He has stated that he favors the ratification of the Federal prohibition amendment by the State Legislature. The Purl Contention Inane. "Then, too, there Is th great question of the restoration of ufllelal State convention1". A great ininy enrolled Republicans are of the opinion that party welfare requires, the restoration of the party convention In order that the party liollcy may be determined by delegates selected at direct prin-.irle for the purpose of attending such convention and giving expression In the party platform to the party will. The Governor opposes the proposition and pnfers that his record bo deemed to lit, a sufficient platform, ami if not that bo be recognized a the head of the party and consequently authority to determine what the party platform shall contain. "My attitude upon those questions Is generally understood. 1 favor the restoration of the party convention and 1 favor the submission of the prohibition amendment to the voters of the Stale for their deliberate and well considered action." Word has Just been received at the Lewis headquarters In tho .Murray Hill Hotel that a Lewis primary campaign committee of 500 members has been formed In Albany county. Senator Henry M, Sage Is chairman. One of the hottest fights the Prohlbl-tlon party In this State ever had Is be-Ing waged to make Comptroller Kugene M. Travis Its candidate for Comptroller In place of Claude V. Stnwell of Corning, who Is being backed by an Intlu-entiai group opposed to the Comptroller. HEARST BAN TO BE ENFORCED. Ml. Vernon Orillnnnee Heroines Kf. fertile To-morrow Mxht. Hearst newspapers and those printed In the German language will be barred from tale nnd distribution In Mount Vernon beginning to-morrow night. It was announced last night by J. Henry Esser, Corporation Counsel of that city. It is stated that newsdealers will obey the ordinance and Mr. Ktscr has Instructed the police to enforce it The decision was reached after the discovery that counsel for the Hearst papers had not obtained the stay of Judgment which he announced he would seek. The ordinance was upheld by Supreme Court Justice J. Addison Young. Resolutions presented to the executive committee of the New Jersey State Council of National Defence attacking the Hearst publications wero tabled yesterday because of the nbsence of the president and Gen. Hlrd W Kponcer, who had drnwn them. POLICE WORK FOR FIELD DAY. .''. A'.t!Sr .?,"',' Police Commissioner' niirlg'nUrTnn Informal talk to S00 policemen yesterday urged them to do their utmost to make a success of the field day Saturday and Sunday at Sheepshead Bay Sneedwnv. The proceeds will be used to buy uniforms for the special police. The Commissioner assured the men that the new police would not crowd any of them out of Jobs. Athletic contests, singing by operatic s'ars motorrvcle races and airplane ex-b blians are on the programme. $950 PRIZE FOR COP WHO GETS GAFFNEY Enright Puts Patrolmen on Mettle to Catch Convict. 'The man who catches fJaffncy gets first grade detective rating." Police Commissioner Enright said this yesterday to 800 patrolmen representing all of tho precincts of New York city, gathered In headquarters yesterday morning. First grade rating carries with It a salary of $2,4(0, which Is $050 more per year than a patrolman now receives. Warden Ilanley took the stand In Gen-eral Sessions yesterday beforo Judge Kott at the trial ot John Callahan, who Is charged with helping a prisoner escape. Mr, Hanley explained that the escape through the kitchen window was rendered possible by the worn condition of the bars across the window. The police received word late yesterday that Gaffney might be abroad In n gray automobile, possibly displaying n New Jersey license. Traffic men along Lafayette street. In consequence, stopped many gray cars, but with no tesult. KIDNAPPED BABY GIVEN TO FATHER Attorney Kaiser "Wins .Long Court Battle With Twice Divorced Wife. Emanuel M. Kaiser, a lawyer, 208 Broadway, yesterday won the crtstody. of his Infant daughter Eleanor In a decision by Justice Mullan In the Supreme Court. This ends a long legalc;ontro-versy over the child, once kidnapped and taken to Pennsylvania by her mother, Mrs. Edith Oppenhelmer Kaiser-Here, now the wife of a Pittsburg man. In deciding the case Justice Mullan said "I have given a great deal of consideration to the case of the helpless child who Is the victim of a domestic tragedy. I have reached the conclusion that her own Interests, the personal rights of her Innocent father and the proper regard of the majesty of the law alike require that her custody be awarded to the father." Mrs. Herz obtained a divorce from Kaiser In Pennsylvania nni Justice Mullan says he Is convinced that she went there and obtained domicile for no other reason than to get a decree which she must have known would be worthless In this State 'The separation from her child that this entailed apparently weighed little with her against her strong desire for a severance of marital relations with her husband, who seems to have been wholly blameless," said the court. Justice Mullan declares there Is no doubt that Mrs. Herx Is fend of her child, "and says he sees nothing In her conduct that Is "vicious or wilfully wrong." After his wife hSd obtained her Pennsylvania decree a divorce was granted to Kaiser In New York, the courts here holding that the Pennsylvania action was not binding. Mrs. Kaiser was allowed to see her daughter, but took the child out of the jurisdiction of the New York court contrary to Its mandate. She later returned the little girl, asserting that her love had prompted what Kaiser had alleged was kidnapping. Under yesterday's decision Mrs. Herz will be allowed to see her daughter. REGISTRATION CARD WRONG. Alleged Wife Deserter Arrested on Double Charge, Failure on the part of John P. Schwartz, 25. 811 Forrest avenue. West Hoboken, to have a proper teglstratlon card brought about his arrest In Williamsburg yesterday arid Incidentally developed another charge pf abandoning his wife and child. lie was arrested by Detective Carroll .it the request of Detective J. T Rellly, West Hoboken, who had a warrant 'for Schwartz on the abandonment charge. Near a factor)' where Schwartz was employed the Jersey sleuth recognized his quarry, and Carroll demanded to sec his registration card Schwartz produced one, but It did not tally with his oescrlptlon. and he admitted that he had none of his own. Magistrate Short in the 'Williamsburg police court remanded him to await extradition papers from New Jersey. TO AUCTION ALIEN'S BEANS. Sale uf German llnllisay Uqnlp ment Concern Postponed. Eleven hundred bags of cocoa beans formerly owned by the South American branch-of a German concern wilt bj sold at public auction Tuesday. Ail gust "0, by direction of A. Mitchell Palmer. Alien Property Custodian. Joseph F. Guffey, director of sales, will conduct the auction. It will be held at the warehouse of F. A. 1'ago & Co., 166 Perry street. Particulars may be obtained from Mr. Guffey at 110 West Forty-second street. The rale of the Orensteln-Arthur Kop-pel Company of Pittsburg has been postponed until Thursday, September 12 Thu concern manufactures railway equipment. HELD FOR ELEVATOR DEATHS. Operator nt t.othnm Hotel I C'hnrnrrd 'With Homicide. George Luff, 41, elevator operator In the Gotham Hotel, Fifty-fifth street and Fifth avenue, was held in $2,500 ball on a charge of homicide In the Yorkvllle police court yesterday. Monday evening Mrs. Anna Capthorn, 2S, 358 West Flftysecond street, attempted to board the elevator operated by Luff and plunged to her death in the shaft In nn attempt to rave her Isadore Sohmer, 33, 407 East Fifty-seventh street, was crushed and died Inter WED IN CALCUTTA, COUPLE MEET HERE i ' Bride Goes to England, but Kccps Appointment in N. Y. W. ,1 f'rnniev. representative in Calcutta of the United States Steel Cor-iT.iitlnri fell in love thre with Miss Ethel Edna Boulton, a visitor from Stoke-u-.ion-Trent who was being wooed by tho mllltnr) men of several of the allied nations. Mr, Crowley's superior ef-flflency methods told ajalnst even the most gorgeous of uniforms and they were married by Father Cronln In Cal cutta. .Tht fiTtda. 'MOhai'rt'lIKMfl'imiVI .Gfln,'--rer.Mms'JnVLrtgln .,,),, bt?rwMrrteht iom irt .Amnrlcn Timrl.Tlliu l.rl.l.u-A;.... ' ,..r-. ..ili.." .r ''V . T ,i , J" wl,.? ,, .,M'i,r.inv. uri'iegroom MK""Gb MheKd. irwcfttroTt:.' I. Will j-ce J on again in New York," So they kissed each other good-by, and she sailed" for ungianu nna ne ior Aew york by way of the Pacific. They planned to meet yesterday right here, and they did. he getting In by train across the continent ard she by a liner across the Atlantic. They swapped sn occidental kiss quite ns fervent as ih list they had In the Orient. Thev put a girdle around the world In record time, . SUBWAYS CRIPPLED BY LACK OF MEN Schedule of 51 Express Trains an Hour May Be Impossible During War. MUNITION SCOUTS BUSY Interborough Employees Arc Lured Into War Industries by Increased Pay. When the II system of East and West Side subways was opened It was announced by the Interborough that an express train schedule of fifty-four to the hour would be Installed Immediately and maintained. Previously not more than thirty-four express trains to the hour wero possible. It wasadmltted by Interborough "officials and members of the Public 8r-vlco Commission yesterday, that the fifty-four train schedule is not In effect nnd that the difficulties of operating the subway nre Increasing dally after two weeks of experimenting. Lack of sufficient cars Is a factor and so Is the un-famlllarlty of employee with all tha Intricacies of the new system. But the main difficulty Is lack of trainmen and thoso responsible see no relief before the end of the war. Passengers complained at the office of the Public Service Commission yesterday of the slow service. One man sold he had bten an hour trying to get from Grjnd Central station to Ilrooklyn. Another eald he had missed a train at Pennsylvania station because It had taken him forty minutes In a subway train from Wall and William streets. A woman had been twenty minutes In a train between Urooklyn Bridge .ml Wall street. Six Minntea Between Trains. It was conceded yesterday that express trnlr.x on the West Side line had been six minutes apart at one period of the day add that on the nljht before six minutes had elapsed between trains from Bowling Green to Brooklyn. It was said, however,' that ticket receipts show manv more naassineera curried nver the J two lines, than It was ever possible to ac-j commodate on tho old single subway. Mr. W. hltney declared that heavy drafts had been made upon the ranks of subway employees by solicitors for munition factories. "A subway trainman," he said, "can not be trained between two days. This Is especially true of motormen. who must be picked men. But even with ordinary trainmen great care In selection and training Is necessary, and the war Industries scouts know this. They know every subwnv emplovee has been investigated carefully before he Is put to work, and that subway men can be set at work right away without Investigation. "So for more than a year they have Infested the subways and tempted trainmen. Hundreds have succumbed and one can hardly blame them. Then the trainman who goes to a munition factory or shipyard comes back and shows I his pay envelope to his old associates and the subway loses more men. I do not sec where sufficient men are coming from." Ever since the shuttle system between Grand Central and Times Square broke down and was withdrawn pending alterations, the Public Service Commissioners and Interborough officials have received lettera suggesting that the shuttle service be abolished altogether and alternate through trains be sent east and w est under Forty-second street. The suggestion has been constantly under official discussion since the shuttle system broke down, but has. been disapproved by engineers, who maintained that the four tracks under Forty-second street could not possibly bear the traffic. To Kronen Shuttle Service. The shuttle service opened August 1 will be seopened for another trial as soon as changes at terminal stations are completed, which may be late next week. It was stated yesterday that on aver-ago of 36,000 fewer passengers a day have bought tickets at Brooklyn Bridge station slnre the new West Side subway was opened. Monday 28.000 tickets were sold at the Wall street station of the West Side subway. Since the "H" shuttle service was discontinued passengers between the East and West Sides have transferred from the one subway to the other by walking the short distance between the Rector and Wall street stations. When the Forty-second street shuttle Is reopened this transfer arrangement will be continued temporarily and passengers urged to use It and so relieve the shuttle trains. NO NEW TH0RBURN-0ATES SUIT Mlstnke In Flllnsr Papers Canse ot r.rroneoai Report. Because n clerk of the Federal District Court ohsentmlndedly took a bill of complnlnt which had been returned from the chombers of Judge John C. Knox In the Woolworth Building to the Federal Building and stamped "Filed. Aug. 12, 191 S." upon it a number of newspapers, Including Tug flux, declared yesterday that Robert H.' Thor-burn, a former dealer In grain In Chicago, had begun a new suit against Mrs. Dellora R. Gates, widow of John W Gates. The complaint was an old one, that of a suit brought In April of this year, which was dismissed hv Judge Knox In July on n motion of Taylor. Humes A Begg, counsel for Mrs. Gates, asserting lack of Jurisdiction. Mrs. Gates is a resident of Texns. It wns the third suit brought by the plaintiff since 1515. nil of which met a similar end. Thorburn asked 12,100,000 under the treble damage provision of the Sherman law on the claim that he had suffered a loss of $700,000 as the result of an alleged effort to corner the corn market by the late John W. Gates snd the late Charles G. Gates, father and 'son. and others In Chicago, 190J Mrs Gates was sued as the executrix of the ! es'ates of her husband nnd son. Men j who were associated with the senior, and junior uaies in me auegen enort to monopollr.e the corn crop were named as codefendanls. GOVERNMENT NITRATE PLANT. fritted tins nutl Klertrlr Co, Miens Constriirllnn Contract. Slmulianeous with the announcement that tho United States Government had signed a contract with the Union G.v ann riiectric i ompany, a sunmaiy of nltrnt na tl r'7neUVplleflVleotflclty'riUwas Killed yesterday that the Government will loan the romnnny :.ooo,000. This money will be used for the erection of n new power station, and is repayablo nl 'the company s option at any time not to exceed five years from the date of the contract. The company will also hulld at an approximate cost of $1,000,000, nnd us sn agent for the Government, a transmission line extending from the power house In Cincinnati to the nitrate plant. NEW DRAFT PLANS MADE BY SHERRILL Arrangement for Prompt Registration Called For. Adjutant-Oen. Sherrlll Is preparing for the new draft registrations that will be lequlred under the man power bill proposed by Secretary Baker. In a statement yesterday the Adjutant-General In structed Martin Conboy, director of the draft for New York city, to make the arrangements necessary for prompt reg istration of tho new quota. "A number of volunteer assistant registers will be needed," the statement aays. "These registrars must be cltl-tens resident within the territory of the local boards which they are to serve. "Mr. Conboy has requested that all persons available report at once to the local board within whose Jurisdiction they reside, or In writing to his office at the Hall of Records, New Toik city, at once, stating their qualifications. A similar call has been made for volunteer Interpreters to serve with the local boards," FEDERAL CONVICTS 60 TO BALTIMORE Atlanta Penitentiary Full anc Captives Are Diverted to Maryland Prison. Atlanta ceased yesterday to be the destination of men sentenced In the Fed-etal courts. Too many men have been entering the Federal penitentiary In the Southern city In recent months and the place la more than full. It has accommodations for 1,600 prisoners. Acting on Instructions from Attorney-General Gregory, Ben A. Matthews. Assistant United States Attorney, went before Judge Julius M. Mayer In the Federal District Court yesterday and hnd the place of confinement of prisoners sentenced from this district for more than one year changed from Atlanta to tho Maryland State penitentiary, Baltimore.- It Is expected the change will be temporary. A new wing to house 1,200 additional prisoners, being built at the Atlanta penitentiary. wl" De completed this fall. It has been the practice to send male Federal prisoners to Atlanta from the Atlantic and Gulf States. Those from other parts of the country are sent to the prison at Leavenworth, Kan. Female prisoners and males convicted of misdemeanors have been sent to State Institutions. nighty-slx prisoners were sent to At-lanti from New York since January 1. Several prlt-oners awaiting transportation will go to Baltimore, as will all defendants whose appeals arc denied and fhose convicted In the future until Judge Mayer's order Is revoked. WILL AID CATHOLIC CHARITIES Ten Ilrqariti of fftOO or 91,000 Made by Marsrnret Moras. Bequests of from 500 to 11.000 each are made to ten Roman Catholic charities In the will of Margaret Moran of Brooklyn, filed for probate In Manhattan yesterday. The former sum Is given to St. Vincent's Home for the Aged, Brooklyn, and to St. Joseph's Convent, Jersey City. The larger amount Is left each of the following Brooklyn Institutions: Church of St. Vincent de Paul, Roman Catholic Orphan Asylum, Church of the Epiphany, St. John's College, Little S 'stern of the Poor, St. Catherine's Hospital nnd the House of the Good Shepherd. A slmlar sum Is given the Church of the Sacred Heart at Bayslde, I.. 1. Mrs. Moran died July 7 A nephew, James Fogarty, and a niece. Llxzle Collins, who are made residuary legatees, get 51,000 In cash each. MRS. ARNHELM LEFT $428,413. Mother of Dend Filer Wills Fortune to Children. Mrs. Fannie Arnhelm. mother of Samuel W. Arnhelm of the Royal Flying Corps, killed In an aviation accident at Camp Hlclts, Texas, March 21, left total assets of 1304,310 on her death here July 5, according to the transfer tax appraisal of her estate, filed yesterday. The net estate amounted to (428,413. Mrs. Arnhelm left Samuel all her common and preferred stock in the tailoring business of Marks Arnhelm. Inc . appraised at 1284,000, and one-third of equal amounts to her daughters, Mrs Sophie G. B. Untermeyer and Mlnnlo A. Arnhelm. Cash bequests of 12,500 each were made to the Hebrew Orphan Asylum and the Hospital for Deformities and Joint Diseases. The Congregation B'nal Jeshurun got 13,000. WRECK DETECTIVES ARREST T01ERMAN Picture of Anti-Liberty Bond Iron Cross Is Found in His Hooms. Through the arrest vesterday of a towerman on the Iing Island Railroad It became known that the mystery of the train derailment last April In which several soldiers were killed nnd others Injured has not yet been solved. The investigation has been In the hands of Hyman Shorensteln, Deputy United States Marshal, und Henry Beck, a Ilrooklyn detective. The arrested mn 's llarle A S.nborn. 37, 196 MrDougall street. Brooklyn. He was not charged with reiponslb.llty for the wreck. The officers found two of the rooms In Sanborn's apartment entirely bare, I but an examination cf the closets re-1 vealed literature of a susp'clous nature and some photographic negatives which j the officer took avvny with them. A I negative and print were found of a Oer- man Iron cross, which bore on Its lace ' In small letters the following words. I "Don't buy Liberty bonds, I hereh.v I award nil American citizens who can ' afford to and do not buy Liberty bond to wear this honorable Insignia In proof 'of their devotion nnd loyalty to me. . "'liflSXB WlLHELM." last June, were found also. Sanhorri Is said to have admitted that he had helped distribute them. , No explanation of the photograph of the Iron cross was made by the prisoner. I He said that the rooms were empty be-i cnuse he had parted from his wife, nnd used them only for commercial photography laboratory purimsfs. I More arrests are expected In Conner-j tlon with tho distribution ol anti-draft circulars. I..' AvT.tinimC. hM''(nM,J'flrc.'Ja?SiJ rprHei of ,1ll jwere, il.itrttujCod. free.t-.vj Wit -fji'. ,'BrovrtiliMtff' ltHl6n'-'aV'.)Vi Ififie -oftTle OpeTatlon-or fhjf fffit'-virafq BARON ARRESTED FOR USING UNIFORM Van der Noot Wore Regalia When Telling Experiences as Belgian Spy. TWO ASSOCIATES HELD Adventurous Deserters From German Navy in Jail for Not. Hcffistcring. Baron Ferdinand van der Noot. who Is said to hive worn a uniform While telling his experiences as n Belgian vy to American audiences In aid of the Belgian Relief Fund, waa arraigned yesterday before Samuel M. Hitchcock, United Slates Commissioner, with Oar-ret Demarcst nnd Clifford Shedd, said to be associates. They wero charged with violating a law enacted July 8 which forbids civilians wearing uniforms similar to those used In the armed forces of tho United States or Its allies. They were held In 12,000 ball each for a hearing August 20 on a complaint by Robert Casper, special agent of tho Military intelligence Bureau. E. Paul Yaselll, Assistant Vnltcd States Attorney, said that Dcnurest and Shedd nrranted meetings at which Van der Noot spoke, and that all three wors uniforms similar to those of American and British soldiers. Van der Noot Is said to bo a native of California and to claim his title through an uncle. Herman Wuttke, 24, who has seen much of the world since he deserted from tho German navy Just before the European war. was committed to the Essex county Jll at Newark yesterday at the Enemy Allen Bureau pending an Investigation into his failure to register as an enemy alien. Wuttke was drafted Into the German navy eight days before the war began. He ran away and sailed as a seaman V the Canary Islands, where he deserted his ship. He made his way to Hsrytl and worked on a plantation. He reached this country In 1916 and has worked as a sailor on the great lakes nnd as a lumberman in Maine. He lived at 407 East Eighty-fourth street Oscar Bayer, born In Saxony In 1SS6, was arrested at the Custom House yesterday when he told conflicting stories In applying for a water front pass. At the Enemy' Allen Bureau he told Perry M. Armstrong, chief examiner, that he came here from Qulncy. Mass, after working In a shipyard at Fall River, Mass., as a tinsmith. He was sent to the Raymond street Jail In Brooklyn pending Investigation. Wllhelm Hoffman. 57. an enemy alien. 36 Bower street, Jersey City, wa examined at the Enemy Allen Bureau and committed to the county Jail at Newark. He did not register He explained that he did not have time, and did not disguise his German sympathies. His arrest led to the discovery that his wife also had failed to reg'ster. She was paroled to register at once. Richard Hosp, 39. 245 Erie street, Jersey City, a member of the Salvation Army, whose record Is good, was committed to the Raymond street Jail yesterday to await Investigation. He failed to register. He declared that he was born In Germany, but was taken by his parents to Switzerland when he was 7 years old. He did not regard hlmielf as a German, he said. He came to the United States In 190.1. INDISCREET GERMAN SEIZED. Said Germnnr Cnnld Win With n Draft of Its 18 to -15 Man Power. Jurgan Kuhle. 45, a masseur, was arrested In a cafe at Third avenue and Seventy-sixth street and arraigned yesterday on a charge or making seditious utterances. The complainant was Patrick J. Hartnett of 1340 Third avenue, a veteran of the old Sixty-ninth Regiment. He accused Kuhle of saying . "If Germany drafted men between the ages of IS and 43 they could easily win the war. Germany has all the men she wants and they don't even know the war Is going on " Kuhle denied he had said anything out of the way, but admitted he was born In Germany. MAN OF 76 IS IMPRISONED. Arcuard of Attempting- to Kxtort 918,000 From .Salesman. An nttempt said to have been mnde by Andrew W. Work. 7C. of 243 Kast Furteenth street, to extort money from Adolph E. Wuppermnn of 57 West Seventy-fifth street, n medicine salesman, resulted In the arrest of Work yesterdny and his Imprisonment for Inability to produce ball. Work protested vigorously, saying he was too old to stand Imprisonment He asked to have Attorney-General Iwls notified, saying Mr. Iwls "knew all about the rase." Wupperman charged that Work tried to get J1S.00O from him by a thrent that he had been gulltv of a criminal art while engaged In business. It Is said that Work collected 150 In marked bills from Wupperman Monday FAKE WAR TAX USED TO GOUGE BUYERS Jewelry and Motor Car Deal-era Caught in Swindle. Investigators for the Srcond district Internal revenue oftlce have discovered In the last few da that a number of Jewe'ry and automobile dealers nre charging an extra 3 per cent, tax on re-tall (.nles Illegally. In thei-e cases the deilers have recovered the 3 per cent tax Imposed on the goods when bought originally from the manufacturer and In addition have netttd themselves a considerable profit Collecter William II Edwards cited an Instates of a manufnetuer selling a retailer . ring for $100. The retailer pays a $3 tax, making the ring cost $103 net. The retailor fixes - price of $1,10 nn the ring and when It Is purchased Informs the customer that the Government charges 3 per rent. tux. which makes the actual cost $151.10. An auto-mobile dealer selling a $3,000 cur has been found to charge $90 ex'tra for "tax," while the tax on the original sale from the manufacturer vvati only $15. "My men have found that while most of the automobile nnd Jeweliy dealers Vlay the game falily," Mr. KdwimH said, "there are a few who try to nuke It appear that the Government demands a 3 per cent, tax on the retail price, 'which Is'jiot so," - l-;Ssopnv,kejer.(ejin(,int..wt,.h?r, lanes areIa-ujuUr. Investigation'. . - . tL -1 ' - - . 4 . t .rrt'., .. . 1 . r .' , lInit'llnmond -Gift- to" Mother. James Fltzpitrlrk, formerly n tneni-her of Hook and Ladder Nn. 3.1 received a rousing Hendoff as he returns! to camn yesterday at fe explr.itlon of a furlough, He expects to be In service In Franco within a few weeks', IPs West Side neighbors nnd tho crew nf No, 35 gathered for the farewell nil presented him with a diamond ting which he placed upon tho finger nf i mothet, Mrs. Mary Fltjp.vtrlck, uf l"C Wert Ninetieth strer KEEPS SWEETNESS IN HER' VANITY CASE Chicago Girl Brings Saccharine Fad into Restaurant. To Miss Hilda Buttle of Chicago must go the honor of bringing something new to New York. Gold cigarette casta, vanity bags and esses, mirrors which are Just large enough to show whether one's nose needs a dusting of powder, and that barbaric Jumble of Intimate, things which used to be suspended on golden chains from milady's ring, must all take a baclt seat. For It is the saccharine vanity case-now, Miss Ruttle carried hers Into the grill of one of New York's well known hotels yesterday at the luncheon hour, and she sweetened her foods and beverages with email tablets which she took from It "It is quite unpatriotic to use more than one lump of sugar In war .time," said Miss Ruttle," and the saccharine tablets offer a remedy for those who like more than one lump In their coffee or tea." Miss Ruttle said the saccharine vanity case Is popular In Chicago. BATTERY PARK IS SAVED BY WOMEN War Department Has Housing: Plan Making Its Use Unnecessary. Benedict Crowell, Assistant Secretary of War, haa reconsidered hi determination to use Battery Park as the site for a big Government building, and nent the following communication yesterday to the Woman's Auxiliary of the American Defence Society: "Have plans before me for War Department office housing In New York which If effected will make the use of Battery Park site unnecessary I appreciate jour reaeens for opposing the use of this site and now expect to be able to make other arrangements'." The Government was given permission to use the park July 30 by the war emergency board of the Board of Estimate In response to a direct Inquiry from Mr. Crowell if the site could be made available. Ijiurencc McGuIre, president of the Real Estate Board, aided In making the recommendation, and nald he did not recommend Battery Park until a thorough examination of other property In the vicinity hud failed to meet the Government requirements. Miss Elizabeth Marbury of the defence society sent a sllrrlng appeal to the city and Government officials on Friday appealing to them to save the pack for the use of the city's poor and to afford a breathing e-pace for every one working or living In that neighborhood. It la understood that others Joined her protest to Washington. The Government plans, as announced, were for a building of 350,000 square feet of floor spare with additional room for expansion to 1,000,000 if found necessary. The reason for putting up the structure, It wao said, was to coordinate the Government offices now located in twenty-two buildings In various parts of tho city. It would have been necessary to use concrete In the construction, to uproot tree and to close a good share ot the park. The treeu could be replaced, Mr. McGuIre said. WOMEN WILL HELP POLICE RESERVES Leaders in War nnd Civic Work to Confer To-day on Host Methods to Pursue. The Police Department announced last night that a large number of women prominent In war work and civic circles In this city have been asked to attend a conference In the gymnasium In Police Headquarters to-day at 4 o'clock, to advise the department nf the best manner of acquainting the public with the work of the Police Heservs. Definite plans also will be formulated for the cooperation of women In Ue Police Field Days August 24 and August 31. Among those who have b;en asked to attend the conference are: Mrs. Lawrence 1. Abbott. Mrs Hubert Aiinmson. Mrs. Ch.irles II. Alewndfr, Mrs. Irene Osgood Andrews. Major llrlfn lias-trdo, Motor corps of America: Mrs. llrnry Ilruere. Womn Munlclp.il Lessue. Mrs. August Uflniont. Mis. Francis McNIel i.Umn, Mrs r.corge 1". Hskfr. Jr . Mrs. William O nrreil. Mrs. Heading; ilrrtrnn, Mrs. Nicholas Murray Hutlrr. Mrs (ieorgs (lorcton Hsttie, Mrs Jamrs M IWJt. Mis Jm' (jthmon, -Mrs. VV llourke Cookrun. Miss llschel Crothcrs, Mrs J. !ir-Keant Cram, Mrs. Krarcts II Ovbol. Mrs llotiert J. Collier, Mrs. Frederic II Courtert. Mrs 11 n Ureler, Mrs. William Curtis Demorst, Mrs. Cnmden C Hike, Mrs. lllrhnrrt PelaneM, Mrs. Cleveland II Iludre. Miss Marv E llrelr, Mrs William F Praper. Mrs tihfrarill Davis, Mrs. i hsrlrs Noel Kde Mrs. Frederick HelVyster Poster Mrs. V A S. 1'ranklln, Mr Michael I'rlpila im, Mrs Pumner l.ernril. Miss VlnclnH Olltlr-aWeve. Mrs Cass (ll'brrt. Mrs. Charlrs Dana Gibson, Mrs John M Olsnn, Mrs Morgan II llrnce. Mis Mary (iarrett liav, Mrs W llnlsey, Mrs, John ltaya Hammond. Mrs Learned Hand. Mrs. K. H Harrlrrmn, Mrs William Randolph Ilsarst. Mrs Charls D miles Mrs Illon II Hooker. Mrs. John F llvlan Mr Arthur Curtlss J.tmes, Mrs Will im It Joyce. Miss Frances A Kellor. Mrs. tl.irwln V Klnx-drv. Mrs. Jutma l.een I.ald-law. Mrs Thorna" Wll lam Ijimont. Miss Kaiher R Lap. Mis. gnpnt Irene tyeb, Mr.. Samuel McOtino Lindsay, Mlas Kllsa-lieth Msrburv, Mrs. Alfrd K. Marling, Mrs Kdwln H Marslon, Mrs. Genr- Me. Donald. Mrs Victor Morawrtz. Mrs George N'oininn. Mrs Gordon Norrle Mrs Adolph Ochs Miss Terrei O Tlnno. hue. Mm. MorRmi J. CVIlrlen, Mrs y Outerbrldare. Ml.-. (,rnce Parker Mrs. IUr-nril I'nllnk Mr" Frederick Pratt, Miss Virginia Potter. Mis. (lsorr W Perkins, Mr Ulrford IMnchot. M-a Ualph I'ulltrer Mrs Ogdi-n Mills rW'l. Mrs. Orrn llnol, Mrs Char'es C P-iimai). Mr" Mortimer L. Srhlff. Miss Melinda Srott. Mrs Hose Sehwrti. V w Jl A Mrs r r.. Simon. s-in. Mrs Flnlej' yhepard Mra Charlrs S. l'errill. Mrs. Arthur P'-rlhner. Mrs Vrthur Poiners, M-s I lonel Sulro, Mrs Wlllard -.'tralgM. Mrs Jes I Htraus Mr. Herbert i" Smvth. Mrs Jnmea It Sheffield, Mr" Krancls t.. tslson Mr" Henry W Taft. Mrs Charl I. Tlffinv. Mrs Tlodmsn Wnnsnisl.er. Mis" l.lllUn D Wald. Mrs Clarenre Waterman, Mr Jam" V WTbasae, M-s William ft. WI'Ioot Mrs William It Wlllcos, Mrs. J F Vnwger LABORATORY" AIDS WANTED. fpeclnl Course Arrnnaeil Here to Help AVnr Department. A speclnl three months course st New-York 1'nlverslty and Brllcvua Hop til Medical College has been arranged for those who wleh to nu.illfy as Islioratnrv- uaslstanu. In J.uic)ilQloil;al .wprlt.tru-.lniv njpjllnte' scJ.vlr:e..J.n, ciin'p and hospitals. The- Surgeon-General's orflce- nfvtlie War 'ilfVMvVfiiieiit-.lils'IfxaQif.C.c.nll Bf .'those'. assistants. The eoure Is arranged by Dr Wlllhm H. Pnrk. director r.f laboratories for th Health Department of the city, nnd Dr Anna W Wtlllnms, nrslslnnt dlrertor. It will opn September 4 with d.illy ses. slons from ! to 5 except on Saturdays. The fee Is $75, nnd a few scholarships may be available. Preference will he given to college women with some preliminary training The class Is limited to flftv Applications can he made to Pr Park at the Dcphrtment of Health, CLASH OF DECISIONS IN GAS RATE FIGHT Hughes's Judgment Is Filed, but Justice Benedict Will Grant Injunction. BOTH SIDES TO APPEAL Lawyers for Brooklyn Borough Company and City Arc Rebuked in Court. These were the developments In the Brooklyn Borough Gas Company case yesterday, to which the other gas companies have been looking forward as giving them n chance to Increase their rotes : Counsel for the company filed the findings of former Justice Charles E. Hughes, the referee, with County Clerk Schneider In New York county and obtained n Judgment declaring that the SO cent law of 1906 was confiscatory nnd that the 95 cent rate fixed by the Public Service Commission In 1913 had been rendered null and void by later legislation, and declaring that the Public Service Commission wns enjoined perpetually from enforcing such a rate. Two hours later after hearing argument Justice Benedict In the Supreme Court. Brooklyn, announced that to-day he would grant the order asked by the Public Service Commission permanently restraining the gas company from putting Into effect its announced rate of $1.25. or In fact any rate In excess of 96 cents. The Justice said he would stay the execution of the Judgment and severely censured Wilson W Thompson of Bas-sett, Thompson & Gllpatrlck. counsel for the gas company, for entering the findings nnd the Judgment In the face of hla temporary Injunction. Appeal Walts I'ntll October. Counsel for the company announced they would appeal from the order pf Justice Benedict, if granted to-day, as announced. No hearing can be had until the Appellate Division reconvenes In October. Counsel for the Public Service Commission expressed their detetmlnatlon to take nn appeal from the findings and Judgment of Referee Hughes. They also will ask the Appellate Division, First Department, for a stay of the operation of the Judgment, pending n hearing on their appeal in October. "From the argument and the evidence now before me." said Justice Benedict. "I think I shall sustain the petition of the Public Service Commission. I believe that the learned referee, for whose legal ability we all have the highest tcspect. haa fallen into error." Mr. Thompson expressed deep regret that he should be considered to have committed contempt of court In filing the Hughes Judgment. After the Justice had assured the lawyer he did not think there was any wilful disregard of the court's order he said the Incident would have no bearing on his handling of the case. Justice Ilnra Out Politics. John P. O'Brien. Assistant Corporation Counsel, said. "We deem the action of this company' In trying to charge n rate higher than 95 rents Is highhanded. Their moves In this case are being closely watched by other gas companies whose attorneys sre in court, and who are seeking to put their hands In the consumers' pockets, and ' "1 cannot permit such statements." said the Justice. "We hafe no politics to discuss here, simply a question of law." The Public Service Commission concurred yesterday In a scries of recommendations made by Commissioner Krncke to the gns companies looking Mo preventing this winter a recurrence of the bhortsge of gas during the severe cold weather. He found that all the companies failed to keep up the standard of their gas not because of the cold weather, but because they had failed to make proper preparation, having too smill stocks of coal and oil, and In the case of some companies because they were short of equipment. PERSHING LAUDS BOYS' CAMP. Honored by I'se of Nnme, He Writes to Secretary. Gen. Pershlrg found time as the great Franco-Amer'can counter attack was under way July 19 to write his appreciation of the delg-intlon of a hos' training camp with h's name nnd to comment on the principle of youthful military drill. The camp Is conducted by the Junior Training Camp Association at Itockland Lake. I'ongers. N. Y. Gen. Pershing's letter was addressed to Frederick I.. Long, secretary of the a&soclat'on, at 2 5 It Broadway. He said: "Your letter cf May H was niUJli de. layed cn route and has Just reached me. I am greatly Interested In the work of the Junior Training Camp Asoclatlon and particularly In Camp Pershing. You may he assured that I feel very much honored In having my name given to such nn Institution and that I shall follow with Interest news concerning the training of these young men. "Such eagerness to submit to discipline and to grasp the elements of m llt.iry Instruction gives promise of soldiers anil 'Ulceus who will he n credit to our conn-try. Please accept mv best wliheh for the success of your camp " NA VALfTiERGETS BAN ON "AD" PHOTO Court Restrains Goggles Firm From Using Picture. j Lieut. Toney Webb, slid to have been the first naval aviator to make the I flight between Washington nnd New Yoil with 1'nlled Stu'cs mail, will no longer have his likeness bl.iioned forth ss ndveitlsing autrnioblle gouglcs In the .supreme Court yestenl.ij Justice Guy lsucd an Injunction rcstialnlng the firm of Strauss ft Bcugelelsen, who ninntifnrture such articles, fiom using Lieut Webb's photograph nn advertising matter. , Phelnn Benle, the nuntor's attorney, said Webb hlirt been poitra.ved In nvl-i-tlon magailnes, seated In an iieronlane with motor goggles on his cup and that I a Hue had been printed henentli stating Hint he was wearing glasses made bv !. Hi... I.. ... ......l. .. . ui ,,. ... uu?.,,,. t irl!ll, llt'.lll 1 pvnlnltieil t.ll)t Wlil, 1,,1' .,rr ...... t humiliation, his subordinates and nil ;3:'.lrrU?'r1Pp,lT,'i;'!,'1'!lT''n i,a,,i ter the utf .of" hf".pIicilogiTti rid nnme,.v . m.V .l'l,,n 'The' hi .iir...i -i . the. rtoologfapV-naflV'toen, u$e-d "fn.iuV vertently " Marines Get Many Ilerrnlts. Tlie marines report n steady procession' of rerriiils tit 21 K.ist Tw cnt -third street, mm sent out woid vesterday "mt I brxlnnlns to-day the headquarters and I nil branches will be open for the nc. ceplnnce of men between the ,igi- nf IS nnd to years, More thnn 100 have been lenvlng for training at Paris Island, S. C. dally The Sun Calendar theIveather. Kastern New York Fair to-day s, cpt thunder showers In north portion' to-morrow partly cloudy, gentle south' west winds. .i.?"' J'"e Fair tn-dav iB.m. ''. vhV.hun"er,lorms' UrZVZ d.r:rm.VwoE7r,co;r'rt'c;- prob.bly showers, modsra-e Southern New Knitland- I'nsritiM day probably local rains, to-morro, t modtrats southerly winds " Western New fork tica! ralm mi !oh.Urnorrowh,;rr" " "' I.OCAI, wnATHKit rtEponTsi SAM ! p X Biromoter Humidity Wind direction Wind velocity Weathor 30 IH loll' I Clomlv ciaj). Precipitation Th. fmr,-p-,... I. .kl. .' Norn as recorded by the omclal thf tmom."r'S; . Tl 1 r. M ts It i V. u ss ..it i p. si : . .S3 ll'.U. M l S P. M . 9 8 1 ism. in . . .76 H P M . It ! M 17 II Mid ' I' M II II M. mi lilt II tl J It II t 12 M Highest temperature. SI, at 2 I' M 1 lowest temperature. 72. at 2 A M Average temperature, lo Obserrstions restrrday at t'nlM shim weather lliireau stations shoin tmCt pheric conrt'tioni in the vsrious elites Temperature. Velnc lll.'l'.l.ow vvlmL uy luin vrtdr Eiitr.ort lloslon... el s i 91 J H.W in 2 ; n io sn mi s.w 1: wi is s :n W N W 10 Tt IS S. ti 48 N W Lliht SS U S W Li,ht PI N.K IJlht Clur rinr Clflf ."I Louis Mlnnepolli Denver... Plsmsrrk . Chsrleston. Norfolk MlNIATUrtH ALMANAC United stales Cnsst and fieodetio S'irTe;. Standard Time Sunrises (:04 AM Sun aria Mint Moon ssts . 11:20 P M HIGH WATEIl THIS PAY Sandy Hook IMA .VI Gov Island 1 IS A II Hell Gate. . 2:21 A M LOW WATER THIS lAT Sandy Hook. ..7:19 A M Got Island IHA1I Hell Gate. .. s:!S A M Note The foregoing table has been orre-tfl to conform to new "artificial tiros " EVENTS TO-DAY. Kntfrtlrmnt of Arfrntln Mll-in fcj Amrlcnn bluejackets, Rent-flret. Rtg,. ment Armor)-. S J. M Meeting of the Hoard of Klucatl'n Ptrk anue and Fifty-ninth r,i, 4PM War thrift meetlnr. Madison Squir-Garden, 1:30 P M WAR BOARD PROBES MOTORMEN'SCASE Eighteen on B. 11. T. Elpvatd and Subway Say Unionism Caused Their Discharire. John Henderson and C B Orhurn of the National War Labor Hoard tr'e.l to Iron out the wrinkles esterdav In the cn of eighteen motormen who wsrs discharged In the last month by ths New York Cousolldated Railroad At a hearing In the Federal Building the men nnd their representatives complained that trer were discharged for Jolnlr? t'nlon 68 of the Brotherhood of L9e-motive Engineers, but the company ! serted they were discharged for other reasons The motormen wete ones' lor.' d hv th. Nntlonal War Uibor Board exam ne' who will report back to that body aftsr the hearings are ended The mnorm' received the counsel of Assl-tant r,rni Chief Orlfllng of the brotherhood T company operates the Brooklvn elevate! nnd subway line and was represefed tv lis vice-president. J J Hempsev an.. .'Icorge 1. Yeoninns. counf.fl John It. Dixon, one of the d M:hare1 motormen. told the examiners fa' d rpltfl t.ie warnings of Mr Iem:ey tv Joined the local of the brotherhood A few days later, lie wald. he was ca!Ii down for not making a proper slop the Sheepshead Bay station of tne lln-nnd on August ft was dlschaiged f" m'stepcaer.tlng facts Dixon also suld that he had rasd' the stop nt the Sheepshead Bw 'Ist'c In the proper manner, and thai 'he .'oni pany's accusation of hi misrep-f-'tit' tlon of facts was based on Matomen" appearing In the strike vole ilrcuU-which he signed as a member of th committee. He insisted the statement In th clr cular thnt the Brooklyn ltap I T-ani' foinpanr had dis.-harced m' imo' b' cotise they were members o' th- ll'ofi erhood of Locomolllve Ung nee. as true. "How do you know that ' a-krd Mf Pempsey. "Because vou warned me i ' ' Jr the Brotherhood of Ixu-oni"' v I"n neers. and I know the men "' fired,' wn IMxnn's anxwii "Ate the 4,fi00 motormen emi on the Brooklyn surface lues ' Klh' to membership In the Hr' er.' oJ locomotive Unglnccrs?" a-ke' !' lit mpsey. "No," was the reply Tl . v vnve t orcnnizntlon of their n 1 " men on the 'I.' and subwa : 'an Join." Other motormen told h't - mif Hkr IHxon. and the he irirg Jinirned until to-day. when M- 1 lr n promlted he would flic '' ' icccrd of the complnmini; '' ' rhnvvliig the nature ol li. ' -" which th.. dls. hnrf" wcie b FIGHT FOR SHERIFF. M ITCH EU. Iliinrd of P.lrrtlnna !- rnnry Will I'.ilst Till i at Va- Sher'ff Samuel Mitchell cf u 1 " ' astounded last night '" )'a' "' ' Hoa-d of Elections had di ' celve the pot tlon of the U.-n i " Democratic designees I r " ' Sheriff, to be filled .hi fall ' ' reversal ff their nr gliuil a' no vaca'icy would exist i' -wns n vlctorv for l!..r .us'i I ' Connolly, who wns deeite.l M Iclie'l after lie had lur r I thur R Keating as titular 1 Democratic organisation Sleps will be taken b S'ie " " ' to combat the contentl" i th. ecsor thmild be elected Hi iincertnlntv comes through was ih en nt a tpe.'H'' i ' unstated 'erm FLAG DESECEATOR IN JAIL Man Who . Tb.rxv. One In J j .'''tT'l! -Moutiis. JlSWO'.!J.hs-.lTl' the -Pss-aW " yeVteidii'y by Herorder Voiiiib sou police court for le.it ins American flag In P.ipp.i " Pnlerson, during iin .irgumen' pioprletor. Afler pull ng dow: he threw It Into the gutter Trallir Officer Bi kenbi. h from a mob In rou I i'.i mltted tearing down the Hag ' Ing he was a guo.l p.itn , .i I unintentionally lleiotde- there was no h.nj pat i '. action, tier

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