Times Union from Brooklyn, New York on March 7, 1926 · 4
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Sunday, March 7, 1926
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- - ,.;.THE BROOKLYN DAILY. TIMJES .. MARCH 7, 1926 SUNDAY... . , V 434 Cars of Coal Lie Idle I " ' 4 " i As Rubels arid Railroad War 21,000 Tons of Bituminous and Coke Unwanted as j Anthracite Begins to Arrive Here. TT Standing on Ridings of the Rock-a"iy Beach Division of (he Long Island Railroad are 434 coal cars load-ed, with 21,000 tons of soft coal and The entire lot is consigned to theRubel Coal and Ice Corporation of'KMt New York, but the cqn-signees dont want it. s , And because they dont want i and ha so Informed the Long Island Railroad, a man-sized row has broken out between the Rubels and the railroad that really Is an echo of the purchase some time ago by Jsidor and Samuel Rubel of the rafytnonwealth Coal Company for $3:09,000 cash. Tho Rubels, who control practically all of the gigantic trade of Bnownsville, with its hundreds of thousands of residents, during the height of the anthracite strike bought the Commonwealth Company outright for cash Thus, by the outlay Of $3,000,000, a combination was formed which meant control of practically all of East New 'York, Brownsville ami a good section of Queens Borough. J Row Growing in 1 ury. fust what would have been the financial results for the Rubels had thf strike continued can only be guessed at Coke then was being sold for $21 a ton. The profit at that price was attractive. And soft coal was bringing prices that had neer flattered that smoky fuel be-fof. Hard coal simply wasn't to be had. With their own great business to supply and the customers of their nearly acquired trade dependent on them, the Rubels sent out orders broadcast for substitutes Coal cars were loaded up and pretty soon long trains began to wind toward the Rubels yards. Then, suddenly, the coal strike ended, and the snaking trains sud-deply got fangs. They threatened to pojson their purchasers. "pie home owner began to demand hard coal. He had smoked himself ani bis wire's washing and his neighbors windows long enough. He wanted to be clean again He did not relish having Brooklyn a perennial Pittsburgh., And, peculiarly enough, just aout tho time that tjiese coal cars began to pull into the sidings. Isidor and that the soft coal they had oidered was of veiy poor quality. Natuially, being that the coal was not excellent, they refused to take It. In all theie were 684 cars or 34 200 tons Demurrhage charges of $3 a day per car began to mdunt. Demands were made by the Long Island Railroad. Consignors of the coal bsgau to howl for checks. To all of which the Rubels, it is said, shrugged their shoulders. "It is poor quality said they On i experts hae examined it Tak it hack. We don t want it The row began tlm middle of last week It was cased a bit on Friday when the Hong Island Railroad took 250 cars of the coal representing 12,500 tons, ftom the shipment So that reduced t lie amount consignel to Rubels to 21,700 tons. Hard Coal Arrho Just what will happen this week is problematical There was a rumor that an embaigo had been placed on all Rubel shipments by the railroad because the coal people had refused to take the consigned substitutes. But the lailroad yesterday denied this The situation was fuither complicated yesterday when hard coal began to arrive at the Rubel pockets In East New York A reporter of the Biookiyn Times saw 250 tons in 5 cars at the Rubel pockets. This coal was being sold at from $15 50 to $16 76 a ton. extra charges being made for distant deliveries. And it was fairly gobbled up by nearby customers The sharp change in the weather caused a rush on the Rubel coal yards Some of the sights seen around the yards were unusual Three boys, carrying galvanized water pails, pursued a Hubei coal cart calling the driver ugly names From time to time he would throw coal at them. These pieces they would fight for after dodging them One woman was seen on Pitkin ae cany mg a baby in her arms and wheeling a baby carriage containing a 100-pound bag of coal. Heres a man says he cant pay for the coal because it's Saturday and he orthodox," said a girl in the main office of Rubel to a superior "Vhat shall I do0" "Tell the driver to deliver the coal." said the superior in the branch offices many wrangles were heard (ash was demanded. but there was no complaint about prices. 1 11 (Continut from Page 1.) eais ago. I dont want ou to think that I consider tho present situation the Ideal condition, but It certainly Is not the worst we have Over known." Justtie t"iopsoy said he belle, ed a lot or the routine work of judges could be eliminated and that mahy of the smaller cases should never get on the calendar at all, but should go to the -lesser courts. Lewis Non-Committal. Supremo Court Justice Lewis thinks that something should bo done to ease up the crowded mlen-dur but he would not definitely state whether he upproted of more judges or not. Supreme Court Justice William H Carswell came out flat-footedly for additional Justli os, stating howeter, that flvt would be more to the point than the i ight the Bar Association recommends. There are now 13.000 cases awaiting Jury trial on the Supreme Court calendur, which Is Just 21 months behind It takes two years for a litigant to get his tase tried, at this rate An atetage of 1,000 cases a month Is added which will mean at the end of a year? there will l.'OOO additional cases corn before them lrrespeetlv w of politics. They really do It. Tills la not a fiction. We could depend upon them to make these selections on merit. They aeq the lawyers w ho come-before them, got an. Id, a of thoir quality and ability, and could make -selections front Uistn, .They could also confer with the jiidgea of the- various appellate divisions and from 4hem learn of Ihfe merits of conttemplated appointees, w ho shbuid receive adequate pay, and be required to devote thelrawhole time to their official duties." The slate of the calendar 1 -now i Sin h that a csse-ol iglnaltv pul 410 M for June. 1324, la Just being tried now. . Judge lewis ilemeily Justles Lewis, while declaring that something will have to be done to clear up tho clogged condition of the calendar, would suggest that legislation be passed to reXsr 76 per cent of the cases now on the calendar to a lower court. . VCnless something la done, more Judges will be necessary, . Justice J.ewte admitted, "although I am not In favor of the plan - Justice Carswell, frankly In favor of additional Judges stated that Justice Lewis suggestion would do some good, but stated that more judges ere still necessary. Justice Carswell has written the Bar Association his opinion tn the matter. y Davors Mure Judges. , "The situation Is hopeless unless we get more judges, Justice Carswell said. "I do not think there Is any possibility of getting eight, but I think that five would be very good. 1 am backing the movement and wilt continue to do so." Justice Carswell, whq enjoys the reputation of being "a good worker" In the court, declared that a great deal of the legal procedure has been "speeded up" and that judges work far nHore quickly nonadirya than they did several years sgo - lews of Lawyers. i, . A survey op Biouniyn lawy1- 1'r veals the laxt-that those who Will permit themselves to be quoted aro in favbr of more Justices, because of the difficulty - they experience n trying cases. . I ' Peter P. Smith, with Offices at 44 Court st., says It la not humanely Impossible for the Judges to do the work, as It accumulates. He says: t"I am In favor of the appointment of more Judges. My main reason for my approval la the fact that the district is growing so rapidly the court la bound to fall behind in- disposing of the cases, not because of any fault of our Judges but beeauss.lt would be humanly Impossible to keep up with the growth of the. district, one who realises the plight of the .poor people who ate waiting for months for rases to be tiled and who aie often living In the mean-; while on the charily of their friends, would ho in fpvor of the bill also. I havent gose into the matter thoroughly, for my1 time has been occupied with other matters and I havent yet- sought out the method of solving the problem. Former County Judge Howard P. Nash, with offices at 44 Court at., aald: i "I certainly think there ought to 'be more Supremo Court Justlcea-ln Brooklyn. The slate of the calendar tin this and adjoining counties makes lit absolutely essential that we have more. There should not be any quea-tlon about It. Klmer G. Sammla, a prominent Republican attorney, refused to discuss the "plan." giving as his re&sona that he has not glvery much attention to the matter. - ... Conway Favors Plan. "I think that people are entitled to have their litigations disposed of as quickly as possible and the additional number will give the required help. More Judges, more work done, Is my Idea." Albert Conway, counsel for Countess Balm, whoso law offices are at 32 Court, st., In favoring the plan, sayS' "I am In favor of the appointments. We need them over here. It seems to me that with the Increase In population and the consequent increase in the amount of litigation, the appointment of an additional number of Supreme Court Justices Is an absolqte necessity. of 7 Senator Itussell's Vlwes. Senator Charles E. Bussell Dey st., Manhattan, says: 1 am most certainly In favor of on Increased number of Judges. Any- FLORI DA PA PEUS , SLSPEN D. Miami, Fla., March Announcement is made by Senator Archibald McNeil, Jr publisher of the Palm Beaoh World, the Ldke Worth Nea and tho Relray Frees, that effective yesterday these three . afternoon newspapers will cease to exist as separate publications. The Palm Boaoh Times, owned by the Southern Publishing Company, will deliver the Palm Beach Times dally to subscribers of the suspended papers. 1'avors "Masters. SaAluel Rubel suddenly discovered city. Over in the Bush wick section Charles Schaefer A Son, at 304 Meserolc st., offered anthracite coal at 75 cents a 100-pound bag Kailioad officials said the congestion had been overcome at the terminals and that a steady supply of hard coal is pouring into the pt oininent (Cvntmufd from Pago 1 ) There doesn't seem to be any danger from fire, at present at least." Well, I'll Just step Inside any-how, observed Shuhman, "and telephone for an ambulance while the 'wire le still working." ' He did so, and Dr. Partos, who remained a moment to watch the flame race along the roof which housed his sick family and hi art treasures, reconsidered his decision and followed him to call a private ambulance. By tbe time the ambulance had arrived two alarms had been sent In anc the Puny streams which dribbled frojn the hose lines were In such Con-tiaSt to the mounting fury of the flamfi that Dr. Parios was glad he had followed the policemens advice Mr. Partos and her daughter were taken to Mount Final Hospital, with which their physician, a Dr. Berg, is connected. t I'our Alarms Turned In. Tho first two alarms were followed by two more. In spite of the force the four alaims summoned the firemen, embarrassed by Ia K of .water pressure, were unable to stem the flames, which wrapped tho whole' great house and roared more than 6(1 feet Into the air above Its loaf. The beacon, perched on an erm-nerfee almost 2(HI leet high, drew throngs from all upper Manhattan streets In the vicinity were clogged with motor tars whose drivers had spied the column of smoke from a I ay. Reserves were railed from the1 Wadsworth ae. station to con-1 1 of the crowd. Iflremen were fighting the flames nf such close range with their feeble streams that they were showered with glass as the window e buret from tile heat. Fireman John Corrigan of Engine Co. 35 and Lieut. Waiter H. Thompson of Lngine Co 35 buffered cuts on their fares and hands. Fireman Thomas Kelly of Engine Co. 64 was overcome by emeke. All were attended by Dr. Harry M. Archer, honorary fire thlff. Although the whole Interior of the hutjdinf was burning, the walls remained standing, and even the French windows on the ground floor dld not crack until aectlons of the roof, began felling. Falling of the roof of the river wing was followed almost Immediately by the collapse of a wall. grounds and there Is a tablet at the northeast corner commemorating the valor of Revolutionary heroes who defended It. Fort Tryon was captured by the British November 16, 1776, after a sanguinary assault, tn which "Margaret Corbin, wife of a Pennsylvania soldier, was killed while serving a fieldploce r 1 John D Rockefeller, jr . bought th properly early in 1917 and also acquired the large tract of highland Jn Inwood, on the northern tip of Manhattan above Spuytcn Duyvtl. His purpose was to give the whole to the Interstate Park Commission to to be converted Into a Manhattan approach to the park guaranteeing to operaie ferryboats to the Jersey shore of the river. The Billings mansion house was to be converted Into a museum Tho plan for stretching Interstate Tark into Manhattan did not appeal to the commission, however, and it never was Carried out COST$25,231,DOfl Andrews Tells House Committee of 1926 Enforcement Expenses. Robot t H Elder, Brooklynite, with law offices at i Dey st , came forward tilth a torn-prehentme statement, urging not more judges, but a better system H recommends the return to the old system of "masters or assistant Judges, to be appointed by the Eourt of Appeals, to handle the routine 'and clerical work. Tresent Supreme Court Justices are 90 per cenfceclerk and only 10 per-cent, judges, Mr. Elder said. His recommendation follows "There is more work. I think, than the present Judges can Vo Theiefore, we must have either more judges or a better arrangement We can get a better ar-( rangement Our Judges at pres ent, are burdened wttlv a lot of rou-1 lino, which makes clerks out of them. Our present 8upreme Court nidges are 90 per cent, clerks and only 10 per cent Judges "All tins routine, clerical work should be taken from them and discharged by subordinate officers in the natuie of referees In the old Court of Equity In Chancei y (which we inherited fiom Great Btitam and which was not abol- ished r in this State until 1846) i there were subordinate offieets, as-1 btstunt judges who were known as masters Nowadays, we would call (him referees 1 Took Care of Routine These masters took caie of the routine and detail judicial hoi k, which otherwise would hae embarrassed the equity courts, or ovei-worked the rhaiuillor In many ot our states this system has been con-) ttnued. We ought to revert to it. ( pugbt fo naye an equipment efi masters or Official rifeiee.?' or as-1 sistant judges, the name does not make much difference, who will hear and determine all motions that are now' known as litigated motions tor bills of particulars, relating to examinations before trial, etc, try all cases which Involve long accounts or other issues which involve slow mathematical calculations, or other piohlenis that require deferred hearings with the assistance of experts thus leaving our judges properly free to devote their whole time, without the dirtra tton of incidental disputes to the trial of jury cases and to the trial in equity of the large issues which ore not properly icfcr-able to k subordinate. To Californio Special De Luxe Tour 31 Days Seeing Beautiful America Itinerary includes - visits to: Chicago. Albuquerque Orand Canyon,' Redlands, Riverside, l.os Angeles, Pasadena, Catalina Island, Santa Barbara, Del Monte, Son Francisco, Yosemite Valiev, Bir Trees, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, Yellowstone Park, Colorado Rockies, Colorado Springs, Denver, Kansas Citv, St Louis, Buffalo and Niagara Falls. Round Trip $575 and Up. Invalid Chairs Largest Block In City SOLD AND REM'S It Lindsay Laboratories 111 Ashland 11. Ili-uvldy.i Includes first-class transportation throughout, Pullman accommodations, best hotels, all meate included on trains and in hotels Sightseeing and Side Trips piceVof upper end lower berths early ition is advisable. . I end for Booklet giving full Information. Universal-Lehrenkrauss Travel Agency J. Lehrenkrauts & Son 359 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, N. Y. Oppo.it Borough Hall All Subway, at Door Telephone TRI angle 7000 Method of Selection "With these matters disposed of thus by a staff of competent masters or referees our present judges would find it difficult to keep busy with the amount of litigation that we now have, or will have within a generation or two to come. Hut how should those subordinates be selected My Idea is that they should lie chosen by the Court of Appeals, on the basis of fitness. Irrespective of politics We could dypend on the Court of Appeals to do that Thev now decide the cases which I Owned by Rockefeller, Jr Men of Engine Companies 67 and 68 -were close under tho well with l4 line of hose. They got warn-lng'Only when fragments of the cor-mc9 began to hurtle about their ears and dropped their lines and fled just ns the wall came crashing down. They were covered with plaster, .half smothered by dust and smoke and lost both their hose lines a hunil. mating tragedy in a firemans life hut not a man was hurt. Fort Tryon Hail wu completed In 1903. Mr. Billings, long a prominent turfman and an admirer of good lioreea, had bought land in the vicinity some years previously and had built hts stables there. Enthralled by the magnificent view from the hlll-top-and by the almost equally magnificent idea of laving out a vast country estate within the city and Its most i ongested borough, he butlt Font Trvon Hall. 1S name came from the site, which was that of an outlying work of Fort Washington, known aa Fort Tiyon The breastworks of the for-Uticat 41 atill can bu traced on the Washington March 6 Catching bootleggers and rum runners this year will cost the' Government $25-1 231,000. Lincoln C Andrews, crar of prohibition enforcement informed the House Ways and Means Cotni nuttce today. I Of this amount. $9 676 000 goes to j thevrohlbltlon unit and the rest to Hi" coast guard This sum does not include Justice Department prosecution expenses Andrews said he could not estimate (he coal of dry-law enforcement, In reply to a question as to what would happen If the Government tried to make prohibition binding without the aid of the States. "But if States failed lo give you any help." Rep. Garner. Deni., Tex.; said, "the sum required would be so stupendous that your mind could not conceive of il " Andrews devoled most of Ills testimony today lo the creation or u Bureau of Customs which is alao proposed in the Green hill providing for a separate prohibition bureau. UK llO AM. KIM1S OF CABINET WORK and Krnip for Mirror Kupvcialhr KKAMONABJ.K IRK hfi E. ESHOO ill Hrrklinrr l)HMbl;a Ihonp lladdinguay 8178 WU) 21 EARS, ASKS DIVORCE. Hebustian Salodlno, of 110J Bergen at.. JuLa-intorod suit in the Supreme Court, Manhattan, for .divorce from his ife, Benedicta, of 128 West 11th st Manhattan. They were married In Brooklyn in 1905. Buladlno names Malcotn Davidson as co-respondent. SLIP COVER SPECIAL SALE AND UPHOLSTERY ' ('nil for nnlrsnum ith fte nnmplnn, Dlnmncu no objnti. fllngr 7(22 l-PIc Slip $10 00 Covrn .. ... A Piece Suites 22 Ileupholstered Blip toers nit nd newed 12 O0 each All ork Guaranteed Goods called for and dethered free LONDON UPHOLSTERING CO, 299 Graham Are., Brooklyn, N. Y. Btagg 7.i22 Complete Enameled Tub Washdown CloaettTank & Seat Enameled Basin All China Fixtures $10.00 $7.75 We Are Noted for Bargain on Plumbing, and Heating . Fixture. We Furnuk Meckenici os All Work Night or Day-Service Showrooii. nd Office 47352nd Street ' Brooklyn Phone Sunset 3540 Meeks Bros. 27 Years Experience. ' Always Open More Important Than Looks Quality ! (J Every piece of furniture in our vast stock the product of master craftmen. CJ The source of our supply the countrys most famous, and nationally recognized manufacturers of quality furniture. CJ More than mere beauty of appearance : -the skilled, sturdy construction of The finest woods obtainable. v (J Combine these and you have the Reid quality line. (J Your protection in buying our 85-year-old reputation for fairness plus guaranteed lowest-in-the-city prices for the same furniture. -Deferred Payments-If You Wish! J Financially responsible peo-, pie may fake advantage of our Guaranteed lowest-in-the-city cash prices on an extended account basis, plus a slight additional charge for the accommodation. 4 ' r ' r: VISIT OUR . SHOWROOMS nine -floors of quality furniture -an assortment to' meet each want. INC.- . ESTABLISHED IN 1SU o 1 i g-v A Cash Institution With a Deferred Pay mint Dipurtment WILLOUGHBY, Cor. PEARL 'STREET One Block from Fulton Street At Borough Hall , . t ' BROOKLYN TWO FLIERS GET TROPHIES Mcky, Schn.id.r and Pulitzer Award Go to Amerleana . Washington, March 6.-r The Mackay, Schbetder -and Pulitzer aviation trophle were awarded to Lieut, Cyrtt Betti and Jamea H. Doolittle today at the War Department by Godfrey Cabot, president Of the Aero Club of Atoierlca. , Tho trophies were accepted by Secretary of War Davl. The Schiw dor Cup was awarded to DoolUtl for his victory tn the recent fhtei national aea plane raoe, and the pp itaor .(flip to Bettis, who eatabllslr the world' ryord of 149 miles a hour. Tho Macfcay Trophy wa awarded to both officer aa a tcai for their victories. "Of the 91 world records for all planes and ea plane, 40 are credit ed to this country a compared wit 51 for all th other nation ot th globe," Davis said. Clark, Wilcox, Inc.a EitablUhed 1876. Incorporated 1807. MYRTLE AYE. AND BRIDGE ST. i . V Manufacturers of Ladies' and Children's Hats COAL COAL DIG SUPPLY of Anthracite Whery-nut alto Semi-Anthracite for immediate delivery to all part of Brooklyn. PARKER COAL CO. 16 COURT ST., ROOM 33 Phone Triangle 7809 COAL COAL -HOUR SALE MONDAY FROM 9 TO 1 It doe not leem to ua as If the-e could be woman In Brooklyn or vicinity that ha not heard of Wilcoxs Millinery and tho wonderful bargains wo offer at these 4-Hour Sales. , . Ask any woman who ha attended these sales and note her All Good Marked with a 4. Hour Sale Ticket Are Reduced. 33 to 50 Per Cent. 300 TRIMMED SAMPLE HATS Values to $5.98 Special for 4-Hour Sale 1 at H.98 A wonderful lot of New Spring Sample Hat from one of the best New York manufacturer, whose name we agreed not to publish. ; See the new colors, shapes and style in Milan hemp, hair and felt, tome combined with taffeta, file and gro grain. 4-Hour Sale, $1.98. 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NONE ON APPROVAL ALL SALES FINAL A SMALL CHARGE FOR ALTERATIONS 15 Imported English Blazers Wei Thar Were Originally $iy. $5 175 Golf Raincoats, Three-Quarter Length. Ideal Coat For Sportsmen. Formerly $f, $.95 : , - ' i -r . i . y j f r Sccdusivc, i!8ui St Sxpensive. GO MPA R E I fPzvuT v

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