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MOTT SEEKS FLAWS IN MRS. HALL T$.Nlght Woathor PROBABLE EDITION VOL. LXIII. NO. 22,195 TO BY Miller Will Reach Bronx .With Too Few Votes to Overcome Avalanche Here. IS ON THE DEFENSIVE. Places Where Labor Is Strong Turn Against Party of Daugherty Injunction. By David Lawrence. opyrltht. 1922 (JVw York Jlvtnlns; World), by I'rcas I'uMljlilnE Comrany. Al Smith, Democrat, , personally popular beyond the strength of his party, the man who mado tho most rcmarkablo run of any Democratic candtdato in tho United States against lh5 Republican landslide of 1910 and now drafted again for service 11s Gov- ernor, wilt undoubtedly be elected over Gov. Nathan Miller, Republican, In tho Umpire State next week. Some national tides aro running hero; there will bo sor,ie significance to the votca of tho clttss hero and' Ihero which may giro comfort to thoso looking for Natlon-wld- o cur-rcnt- s, but It is Al Smith, tho sclf-tnad- o man, tho fearless public ser- vant, a real personality In American politics, who will win not tho Dem- ocratic Party. Any one who could come near to wjnnlng tho Governorship In a year When tho I'rcstdciitl.in nominee of tho opposite party carried tho Stato by tho unprecedented mnjorlty of a mil- lion votes would seem to have, on paper at least, tho better clianco of winning. This would bo cany to forecast If one wcro mire that Al Smith Is as popular y as ho was two years ago and that conversely Gov. Miller In not as strong. Kor ono thing (Jov. Miller has been In office. Tho Incumbent Is on tho defensive always. Al Kmtth is on tho offensive. Hp is not now and in- experienced und talks aliout the j'lb with much more fluency than tin avcrago candidate, for Governor who resorts to promises and pledges with- out really knowing tho practical side. Gov. Miller, on the other hand, who is ono of tho outstanding figures In the Republican Party in tho Nation, is a man of raro intellect and an nggics-slv- c figure. Jtn is nut the kind of a man who Is culled a \good mixer\ in politics. lie is positive and firm and in really Presidential calibre. Ilia ardent admirers havo hoped that If he triumphed for Governor again he would bo carefully considered for the Republican Presidential nomination In tho event that circumstances or personal wish persuaded Mr. Harding not to run for a second term. But. unfortunately for Gov. Miller, Tie la running ugalnst tho most diff- icult candldato to beat who has ap- peared In a generation. Totally un- like Hughes, who gained popularity by his spectacular fights against boss rule, unlike any of tho other Govern- ors who camo nftcr Hughes, Al Smith Is moro of tho Cleveland type a man of tho people. Ho is ono of thoso \human beings in politics\ which the mass seems to like. Issues, of course, aro mado in every campaign, but tho New York State contest will be decided on tho liasls of .(Continued on Fourteenth Page.) First in Number of Positions Offered THE WOULD, through tho \Help Wanted\ Ad.., uffars lu readers tho cliolco of morn position! than x 11 the other New York newspapers womblued, ftclp Wanted\ Ads., October. 1922: THE WOULD..... 104,001 a.ls. The Times 15,010 ads. The American 9,379 ads. The Herald B.873 ads The Tribune 321 ads. THE WORLD'S Majority 74,318 ads. of all the Octohrr HEW 7 vj WANTED\ Ads. iiero printed in f iik irnRi.n. SHOWERS. t \Circulation i?ool-- s Open to All.\ DAILY. v vJAxv$ Ire\ TWO PROV E BUS E Operator's \Dummy\ Finan- cial Transactions Lead to O'Neill and Murphy Estate. Grover A. Whalen, Commissioner of Plant and Structures, Is to bo called aa a witness by tho Transit Commission In tho Inves- tigation of tho oporatlon of buses un- der city supervision. This announce ment was raado y by Clarence J. Shcarn, counsel for tho commis sion, who hud been characterized by Mr. Whalen an a \littlo liar\ and \a dirty rat\ when ffc appeared, beforu tho Transit Hoard to deny that lie was tho \Dig Chief\ of the bus busi- ness. Mr. Shcarn also said y that tho testimony of Ferdinand W. Krankcnborg, Tammany tool and head of tho West Forma Bus Corporation, would bo turned over to District At- torney Banton with tho recommenda-tlo- n that ho bo prosecuted for perjury. Mr. Whalen strodo dramatically Into tho hearing room shortly after tho session got under way yesterday, ranged himself lesldo Mr. Shcarn, facing the dais on which two of tho thrco Transit Commissioners, George McAncny and Lc Uoy T. Harkncss, wcro sitting, and demanded to bo heard. When Chairman McAnony, caught completely by surprise, told him ho must tako his turn, and Mr. Shcarn assured him ho would bo heard, ho turned about, faced Mr. Shcarn, shook hiB fist under his nose, and shouted: \No you arc going to hear mo right now. I am not going to permit you or anybody of your kind to attempt to pass aspersions on my character. Don't sneer, you dirty rat, you littlo liar.\ Ho evidently was referring to the remark of Mr. Shearn In Tuesday's hearing, in which ho characterized (Continued on Sixth Page.) HUSBAND THE BOSS, AND NOT HIS WIFE, DECISION OF COURT Man Admits Wornim Runs His Home as She Sees Fit. WALLA WALLA, Wash., Nov. 2. A husband heads the house- hold, according to Judge, C. M. Wilbur. Whether ho bosses it is another matter. The decision was mado In the case of W. W. nramlct, who was taken to court to explain why his children wcro not In school. \If I rrnionstrato with the chil- dren, my wife objects,\ said Urumlet. \She Is tho guilty party.\ \If we gavn her a Jail sentence, what would happen then?\ Ho was asked. \I wouldn't know until my wifo came home.\ Hranilet said IiIh wife wna tho boas, but Judgo Wilbur gavo him flvo days, then suspendod sen- tence on condition thero bo no furthor complaint from school nuthoritlos, regardless of tho Jlramlct division of nuthorlty. ofT of math yniiu WINDOW. William rtoynek, thirty-on- e years old. of No. 49 Washington Street, fell from a sixth floor window of a building nt Hudson and North Moore- Streets to day. Ho was taken to tho Volunteer Hospital with a fractured skull. T. DE WITT DIES N CAR Director of P. R. R. Was Prominent Figure in Shop-cra- ft Strike Negotiations. APOPLEXY THE CAUSE. Found Dead in Berth by Por- ter Who Went to Arouse Him. PHILADELPHIA. Nov. 2. Thomas Dcwltt Cuylcr, a director of tho Penn- ey hanla Railroad Company and Chair- man of tho Railroad executives' Asso- ciation, was found dead to-d- In the THOMAS DeWITT CUYLIE 4D i .... v.. .mm private car of President Ilea of tho Pennsylvania, In Broad Street station. Mr. Cuylcr waa In nochestor, N. i\. yesterday, and was apparently. In good health. The prlvato car arrived at Broad Street Station early y nnd was placed on a sidetrack. According to instructions a porter called Mr. Cuyler at 8 A. M. Ho received no response and, becoming alarmed, summoned an attendant nnd a physician. The doctor pronounced Mr. Cuyler dead from a henit attack. Ho had been dead a littlo more than an hour, ac- cording to the physician. Mr. Cuyler, who, as Chairman of tho Railroad Executives' Association was especially prominent in tho ro-cc- nt efforts to adjust tho troubles arising from the strike of the railway shopmen, w.is born in Philadelphia Sept. CS, 1S51 lie w.is graduated from Yalo in the class of 1S74 and two years later was admitted to the practice of law. The degreo of Doctor of Laws was conferred upon him by Lafayette In 1016 nnd by Yalo In 1920 Ho was an officer or director In forty-on- o corporations, mainly banks and rallreads, among them being the Bankers' Trust and tho Equitable Trust Companies of Now York, the Santa Ke, New York and New Haven, Ontario and Western. Long Island and Intcrborough of New York and tho Kqilltablo Life Assurance Asso elation. Among tho association and clubs to which ho belonged were the Society of the Cincinnati, tho Philadelphia and Hlttcnbuso Clubs of Philadelphia and tho University nnd Union of New York. His home was at Haverford, Pn. Mr. CilIer was also interested In musln nnd was a director of tho Metropolitan Opera Company of New York and of a similar organization In Philadelphia. FIRE ROUTS PATRONS IN ALCAZAR HOTEL Overheated Furiince tuin Ill-w- r Cmifliiril to llnrlier Shop. Tiro In the barber tliop of tlm Alcazar Hotel nt Non. 7 Went 32d Street Just oft Broadway, broiiKht guosts out at their rooms un as fir ns tho fifth floor at 9 o'clock Tho blaze was confined to the barber shop. Tho furnace In tlm bHument li be Ileved to have become overheated and net flro to the. floorltiK. It burned through the pipe connection chinncl wells which led to the moms In tho upper part of tho buildup. eonductlnK smoke Into tho npartnients of the guests. Raolnn EntfU Po 2 NEW YORK, NOVEMBER Girl, 4, Dies to Save Baby With Cut Oft by Set by Dress DOFfOTHV Woman in Flight With Clothes Binning: Reaches Street Safely, but Children Perish in Each Other's Arms. .Mrs. John Connors was nblo to lcavo-St- . Catherine's Hospital lu Brook lyn y and go to take her last look her four-year-o- ld Dorothy died In a vain attempt to nave the life of her four months' old brother, John Jr. Mrs. Connors was cooking smiper last evening over tho gas rango In tho kitchen of tho dilapidated two-stor- y rear tenement In which sho lived. The lone bachelor. Miller, who lived on the upper floor, had not come home fioni woik. Tho loose wrapper which .Mrs. Con- nors woro over her dress blew Into tho flanio of the stove. Sho fell In fright as it blazed up. Dorothy tried to tear the dress from her mother, who scrambled up, cry- ing: \Dont! You'll only set flro to yourself,\ and ran out through the narrow hall to tlm street. Sho passed through flimsy portieres at tho front hall entrance to the kitchen. Doro- thy, carrying little .lack, tried to fol- low, but the blazing hangings drove them back. Tho whole stall-wa- fairly flashed Into flames which burned back through tho kitchen wall and cut oft the back cntranco to tho house. Dorothy carried Jack Into tlm bed- room furthest from the (Ire, ciawlcd under tho bed and bugged him tight. There the firemen, the ruins with hand lamps, found them dead nn hour later. Tholr mother had refused to bo taken to a hospital until she knew what had happened to tho children. When sho was told, sho fainted. Up to midnight permanent destruction oi her mind was feared. LAiwxorns stops Loin.nvi tocti. BOSTON, Nov. 2. Senator I.oclgo ban been obliged to cancel all Immediate peaking engagements In his campaign for because of laryngitis. It was said nt headquarters of the Jlepub-Uca- State Comrnttteo Hope wan expressed that ho would be In condition to speak again Saturday, Hinh Cohnl Dm, with a bullet In rlg.it temple y Coroner Fitzgerald who was Mim-- moncd, hesitated to render a decision ns to whether tho boy a Milcide or shot himself accidentally. An revolver was found I\ side the Imdy. Ono-bulle- t had fired from it. In the hoy's pocket found a clipping from a New tinnapapei contained tho of numet-ou- recent tenement house in Manhattan. Van Alien had been dead, since i tviKS JOHN COMNO v? daughter searching at tho homo In which LAW CONCILIATES WOMEN, MEETING THEM AS CITIZENS Feminine Questions Arc Men's Also. Premier Says in Address. LONDON. Nov. 2 (Associated Press). Prime Minister Honor Law, addressing a meeting for women voters In Die Drury Theatro declared at tho start ho was not to talk to them as women, but \as citizens of this country who havo an equal interest In all that has happened. \I havo always believed,\ ho ununited, \that there 13 no woman's question worth anything that Isn't a man's question ns well.\ At another point in his speech he declared that women havo a 'endelicy to be conservative. \Hut ut u polltlcnl sense, but to be cau- tious, nnd that la what wo want In tho Government of this country \ ALBANIA REPORTED IN REVOLT, CAPITAL IS MOVED TO VALONA CiMcrnmpnt I'lcrs, Trnnpi Said to lie Hrtrentlnir llefor Insnr-rn- t. ATHENS, 2. A revolution has broken out In Albania and tho (Jovornment haa fled from Tirana and taken rcfuga In Vnlona, according to reports from Fiorina Troops of tho Albanian Government urn reported to be retreating before the Insurgents. 11 ill c USmosilff. in tho attlr of a garage In tho roar tfnl.-i- nftornoon, tho coroner suld. Mr. \arol T. Stevens, u local nbysl- - l.m, expressed tho N llef that It wan in nreldontul shooting, and this iipnilon was concurred In by boy'a lainuy. Tho loy'n mother he U-e- mining since noon yesiinJ.o, hut (V nut think Iiih absence unusual, ns te w.is In the Imbit .1 going on hunt- ing trips for bc vi nil tlaya. Local pullce, are lnvcsUgatinj;, Death of New Rochellc Youth Accident, Sa Parents, but Police Start Investigation. Ceilric Vnn Allen, llftecn-ycar-ol- 't lnuh school student, ttui found dead holo his Iniio of his homo hero John Mullinemx, who Uvea nenr by. wna had Ixm wns York which story llteB Jps- - truing Nov. tho had she by old (is 8rronil-l\l- Matter Office, New Vork, N. V. 'Circulation Hooks Open 2, 1922. font Kntrred 60 VETS AND 25 FLEE FIRE Gas Victims in War Trapped by Flames Near L. I. Station. FIREMAN IS INJURED. Crowd of 7,000 Watches Fight Against Stubborn Blaze Threatening Building. Sixty men, most of whom had been gassed during tho war, now being instructed In photography In n Government vocational sohool, and twenty-fiv- e girls employed In a knit ting mill, fled down rear at It o'clock y from a flro In the building nt Nos. 102-11- 0 Klntbush Avenue, near tho Long Island Railroad Station. Brooklyn, that roqulrcd three nlarms and threatened at ono tlmo to consume the cntlro structure. Kor about thrpe-quarte- of an hour tho firemen had all they could do to gain control of the flro, and ap- paratus waa called, from Manhattan to aid them. Ono fireman was so severely burned by back-draug- ht that he had to bo taken to tho hospital. A rrowd, estimated at not Jess than 7,000 persons, gathered to watch the blaao nnd tho renOrvrs of ftjur pre- cincts wcrq called out to handle Jt. Service on tho clovateel and surface lines In that part of Flatbush Avo-nu- o was disrupted for a t)'mo and then diverted through Fulton Street and Third Avenue by emergency crcwa. Tho estimated damage dono by tho flro was J30.000, the flames lielng confined to the cellar nnd two stores. Hut smoke and water did much dam- age throughout tho building. A littlo moro than two years ago, while Caruso was singing in tho near- by Academy of Music, a five-alar- fire almost destroyed tho same build- ing, causing much excitement In the audlrnco of tho Academy. Tho llro was discovered In tho cel- lar of tho building undor tho store of the Itndio Corporation nt No. 102 Flatbush Avenue, a denso smoko roll- ing from tho outside gratings. A drat alarm was quickly followed by a sec- ond and then by a third, by which tlmo tho ilrcmen, now under dliectlon of Deputy Flro Commissioner Will- iam F. Thompson, had all they could do to mako any progress fighting It. From tho cellar the flames spread to the radio storo and then to tho ad- joining clothing store of Ritchie, & Cornell. It was tho first fireman to enter tho cellar, Kdward J. Miller of Knglnn No. 250, who wan caught In the back dmft. He was hndly burned about the face and hands ami; after treatment by Surgeon Smltl of the department, was removed to Brooklyn Hospital. Tho men were undor in- struction on the third and fourth floors of the five-stor- y building, by the New York Instltuto of Photography. Thoy first tried tho stairs when tho smoko began rolling up, and then were forced to tho fire esrapea on the State Stroot sldo of tho building. Tho twenty-fiv- e girls were employed on the top floor In the Lombardl Knitting Mill, and they, too, rushed to tho rear flrn escapes and got to the ground In safety. All othor persons also got out of thn building in safety, accoidlng to tho police. So quickly and In such numbers did a crowd collect about the building that tho reserves, under Capt. Matthew J. Kennedy, had to drive it Iflck a dlst.inco to enable the llte-me- n to wurk unhampered MANY CONGRATULATE HARDING ON BIRTHDAY ttrt)1 Ifnmr 1n Mnrnlim. 'urU After t.nnrh ami IMns (inir. WASHINGTON. Not .l,jaeis ol rongrutuhitlonn from nil pnrl of the world were stacked high on l'tcmdeMt Harding's desk felleltatlnK bun on his 67th birthday anniversary. The President spent tlm day quietly. Tho only special privilege ho allowed him- self was a reduced wnKngoment list of callers. He sptint the momlng Tilth Mrs. Iliinlinir. siring over to hH olTlee nt noun for the day's routine nt his desk. A round of gnlf wan scheduled for late In the afteniuon. Tho years iiko y HnnllnK cele- brated tils 53th birthday watrhlnc re- turns whlrh lected him President hy the largest majority over elwn a l'refcl-deutl- candidate. to All.\ STORY Weather PROBABLE SHOWERS. Wnml PRICE THREE CENTS VICTORY FOR AL SMITH IS ASSURED, SAYS DAVID LAWRENCE CITIES UP-STA- TE FOR SMITH: WIN GOOD PLURALITY, NOTED OBSERVER'S FINDING CHECKS POLITICIANS SPLIT PROFITS CUYLER SUDDENLY PRIVATE THURSDAY, Failing Escape Flames Mother's Blazing Carried Clipping About Firebug DISABLED GIRLS BROOKLYN EDITION PROSECUTOR APPLIES TESTS TO MRS. HALL'S INTERVIEW AS DISCREPANCIES APPEAR Mott's Attitude One of Amusement as He Be- gins the Study of Marked Transcript of Widow's Lengthy Statement to Reporters, Now Said to Contradict Earlier Testimony. Mills Bitterly Resents Widow's Remarks About His Slain Wife, Charging Her With Trying Only to Protect Her Own Family Sees Flaw in Her Account of Meeting Him. 1 (Special From a Staff Correspondent of The Eventnn World.l NEW BRUNSWICK. N. J., Nov. 2. While Special .Deputy At- torney General ilott lias not been seen about the court house, both he and his special investigator, Lieut. George, Mason of Newark, have gone over the transcript of the long interview of Mrs. Frances Stevens Mall with newspaper reporters yestcrdav Mason, noon after hls.nrrlvaj at 9,5 Salock, had noted for Mr. Matt with a pencil on the margin or tho transmitho discrepancies which mado tho latest Interview nlmost nnitidttur statement whieh. havo preceded It nnd Ijrtvn been nw6rii to- MOjrijftlall, ineraber-o- f tho Stovens family nnd household servant. t Or such Is the difference between tho Interview and tho first docu- mentary statement given nut for Mrs. Hall a week after tho finding of tha bodies, in which sho said she entered her homo In the morning of Sept, IS, at about 3 o'clock with hor brot'.ier William. Miss Salllo Stevens repeated tho same nlateniunt for her. So did her lawyer, Mr. Pfclffer. Tho hour waa certainly firmly fixed In her mind. Yesterday she advanced th tlmo to 3.30. GIRL KILLED II AUTO THAI SKIDS, THEN TURNS SOMERSAUL T Companion, Unscathed, L. li- able to Explain Tragedy Neai Den; mcsI, N ! Mnrlc L. Huyler, seventeen, of No. 215 Central Avenue, 1 Inekeunick, was Killed and Hernunl LovliiHon. twenty, of N'o. 20 Tennfly ltond, Kngleuood, e.iraped without a scratch last night when a large ntitomnbllo in uhk'li they woro riding nkldurd on tho atato Hoad, near Anderson Avenue, Dcma-res- t, N. J., and rolled over and over for about fifty feet, hurled both Into a ditch. The girl's neck was broken. Levtnson Is not ablo y to ex- plain how tho crash occurred. Ho declares ho was driving at a moderate rato of speed when tho car suddenly skidded and lurched Into a ditch at tho sldo of tho toad nnd rolled oir. It Is believed Miss Huyler was caught under tho mnchlno when It Hist ocr-turnc- Charles Krry. who lives nearby, heard the clash and rushed to the ansistanco of tho two lie telephoned the Hnglowood Hospital anil an am- bulance wan rushed to the siene. Dr. A. W. Wnrd of Knglewoul arrived soon, and said the gtrl died almost Instantly. Her body was removed to I Inckcn-.ack- . Lovlnsiin was arrested andnrraigncd lvrforo Justice J. S. MrCain. To-dn- y ho Is In custody nf his cousin nnd will appear before the prosecutor In CASSESE RUM\ TRIAL PUT OFF TO NOV. 20 At the request of (leorso Uoidur lint tie, counsel for Anthony Casse,e, id bged rum runner, Kederul Judgo liar-vl- u In Ilrooklyu y agreed to post- ponement until Nov 10 of the trial of Ctsscso, whleh bad been t fur lu day. Ilnll was tniitiiiiied nt $1(10.001. Casseso was necoiniiaiiieil hi court ly his vlfe, iiiuthei, Inlhei. itci- ami r i Mrs Ldltb Stevens llirsh. who whs h quitted ! n J'ir of u chart.,' ol neilim 111 connection ulth the at usatioiix nualnst Casseiu. nmde her nppeaiaiu le the I ,v it i it I'ouit hiiddlnR, but was un- able '( te L'J94ev. t - iyv: B ' Mrs. Hall, In answer to tho report ers questions, said sho dressed nnd went to tho church and past tho Mills homo In search of her missing hus- band about 2.30 A. M. and returned homo ubout 3.30. Detective Mason said thoy had two wltncssos who would testify that fcho entered her homo ut 2.10. Theso aro William Phillips, n, watchman at n college near tho Hull home, und A. II. Bennott, a neighbor, whoso dog barked nnd got him out of bed when Mrs. Hall passed. Detective Muson suld ho would not discuss other puitaW tho Interview until ho had read It through. Theso tamo two witnesses disagree with Mrs. Hall on another point. She insists her brother \Wllllo\ Stovens. wa3 with her, and tjoth rhUllpa and Ucnnet say tho waa alone. These discrepancies apparently hove a meaning of their own to tho Prose- cutor nnd a i e regarded with cagor inleiest a to the mottvo for making them. It would not surprise the Investi- gators to havxi Mrs. Hnll explain that sho llrst went out at 2 o'clock, became frightened a hlock uwny and came back to ask Wllllo to accompany hei and waited for him to got dressed. COMMENT ON REPUDIATION OF LOVE LETTER8. They nlso comment on what thej call tho futility of Mrs. Hnll'B obstl-nat- assertion that she docs not be- lieve tho letters and diary in hei husband's handwriting and apparently addressed to Mrs. Mills aro genutni or that they indicate nn amorous iea.1 on the part of tho minister. Sho was with Mr. Hall in Main when tho diary was written. She ac- companied Mr. Hall on his cicursloni about tho country nnd knew ot hit rambllngs alone. Sho knew of cam-oullag- lettors tu Mr. Hall which th niliiiitcr'j iliaiy commends Mrs Mill- - tor sending. Sho knew of tilt pu.it cards Mr. Hall in the saro spirit openly oddrehsed to Mrs. Mllh .nut aro also mentioned In tho diary Hut she Insists that tho Itcv. Mr Hall's yearning for Mrs. Mills whet lie went swimming In a pond \in m bitthday suit.\ Is a forgery. That It w hat she says In hor Interview. JumoH Mills, husband of the mur- dered Mjprnno, had this opinion of th smcerltj of Mrs Hall's narrative Interview : \ 'A Mrs. Mills,' sho called rnj wlfo.\ said -- Mills. \And tald fchi didn't know what to think of inj Nornh. Had not formed an opinio! about tha propriety of her conduct. T meeting tho Hev. Mr. Hull and ex changing notes with lilm was all rlgh for Mi- Hull, how In heaven's nam\ uumi t it Just as right for Koran?- - \T.ie whole thing sounds as thoujl Mr.. Han tor th sake of the snob br.h reapectablllty of her family it ublo to acf. as though she had no (ti

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