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Fire Follows Explosion on U. S. Warship; Two Men Burned
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NEW YORK, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1916.
PRICE OKI OUT.
GERMAN GUNS WILL REPLY TO RUSSIA
FOR BULGARIANS, BERLIN REPORTS
DIRECT TAX IS NOW PROVED
NEEDLESS BURDEN LAID ON
HARASSED CITY TAXPAYERS
Despite Millions Thrown to Favored
Enterprises and Political Jobs, Sur
plus at End of Fiscal Year Will
Reach Total of $20,000,000 Tax.
The KTrnlnr World asked tlx monthi ago: (Jot. Whitman,
why a direct laxt
The Evening World aiki nowi Got. Whitman, why nas a
direct tax Imposed!
By Martin Green.
(Special Staff Correspondtnt of The Evening World.)
ALBANY, OcL.f.Junt at hls time; when the overburdened and har
assed taxpayers ot New York City are studying with sentiments ranging
from stupefaction to Indignation, the efforts of the local tax gatherers to
provide for tbo overpowering needs of their municipality, a big event la In
tbelr midst, striding about on rubber heels. The dlroct tax, voted by tho
Legislature last spring. Is now a levy against the taxable property of
New York City's aharo of thla direct tax Is at least $14,000,000. The
Evening World, In a series of articles printed last spring, maintained and
demonstrated that tho direct tax, amounting to $20,000,000 or more for the
whole Btae, was unnecessary. To-day
what Tho Evening World set forth last spring. The direct tax, which (Jov.
Whitman advocated and which waa defended by Comptroller Prendereast
and other Now York Republicans, Is an imposition, particularly cruel In Ita
application to Now York City, already atugRcrlng under an overload of
Maybe It will Interest the taxpayers to know that New Tork State, at
tho end of the current fiscal year, from Oct. 1, 1015, to Oct, 1. 1010, should
liote it cosh surplus of (20,038,939. That Is about the amount of the direct
tax. The figures are based on receipts and disbursements forxthe fiscal
year that closed on Sept. 30 und on requirements and estimated receipts
for the current year that began last
The Evening World, basjng lt& po-
sltlon on orilciui ncures, rcpcuis iuh
the direct tax waa unnecessary. The
taxpayers of tho Htate, and particu
larly of New York City, aro to bo
mulcted for tho purposes of politi
cians who. Instead of economising,
raised salaried, created now Jobs and
literally shovelled money Into fav
ored enterprises. Hero Id the proof:
The direct tax, to bs collected
this fiscal year, amounts to
Tha surplus tha 8tats should
have on hand ax the end of this
flsoal year on Sept. 30, 1916
should be $20,000,000.
The forthcoming surplus and
the direct tax balanco off.
Now, friend taxpayer, don't get
discouraged at tho prospect of going
nuod on Fifth Pago.)
U. S, NOTICE TO TURKEY
ON ARMENIAN SLAUGHTER
Sultan Will Be Notified That Mas
sacres Threaten Friendly
W'AHIUNGTON. Oot. 5. The Turk
ish Onvernment will be formally no
tified that unless tho massacre of
Armenians censes friendly relations
between tho Anit'rlcnn people nnil tin1
people of Turkey will bo threatened,
Instructions to that effect had gone
lo-day to Ambassador Morgenthaji nt
Constantinople for presentation to the
Foreign Otllce, Olllclals hero mad" It
plain, however, that tho message did
not threaten u rupture In the dlplo-
matle rotations between tho two
It was explained at tin- State D(
partmeut that the Instructions to
Amtmssador Morgrnthnu direct him
to tender hit good ntlU'es in behalf
of the Armenians and to stall' to the
Turkish Ciovernmeni that reports of
atrocities upon Armenians are caus
ing unfriendly criticism among the
people of the United State.
will be presented figures proving
U. S. SENATOR HOLLIS
. IS SUED BY HIS WIFE
ction for Separation Brought
Against Member From New
CONCOltD, N. II., Oct. B.-Mrs.
draco II. Hollls to-day tiled In the
Merrimack County Superior Court a
petition for a separation from her
huaband, United Rtates Senator
Henry F. IIollls of Now Hampshire,
and for a separate maintenance.
Tho petition was made roturnable
on Nov. 15, and Senator HolIN was
restrained by Judgu Oliver W
Ilranch fiyim disposing of his prop
nrty until final Judgment In tho case
or until further order of tho Court,
REDUCED IN RANK
Berlin Says Seven Have Been
Punished for Failure
HKHM.V (via Amsterdam), Oct. 5.
.Seven Italian Generals have been i"
lleveil of their command because of
tho failure of the Italian attempts to
invade Austria, according to Milan
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DM IS GONE:
SAYS HE HAS ONLY
Friends Gather at Pier to Say
Goodby to Recalled
CROWD AT HIS HOTEL.
Silent Throng of Curious Sland
in Rain to Sec Austrian
Leave St. Regis.
When tho NIeuw Amsterdam, of
tho Holland-America Line, pullod
away from her pier In Uoboken this
noon, sho carried with her Dr. Con-
stantln Theodor Dumliaonce Am
baasador to thla country from Aus
Close by bis side stood his wife,
smartly gowned In u blue cloth suit,
a bunch of orchids at her waist, her
prepossessing smile flashing over the
furs at hor throat as she sighted
friends In the crowd waving fare
well on the dock.
The farewells between Dr. and Mrs.
Dumba and their friends at the sblp
were without particular demonstra
tion. The regal suite on tho uppor
promenade deck had been reserved
tn the flower decked staterooms
they held an Informal reception, mov
Ing out to the rail only after the last
friend had crossed the gangplank.
r Tho crowd which gathered about
tho door of tho St. Ilegls Hotel earlier
In tho day to watch tho former Am
bassndor and his lady depart was of
sued proportions that Itudolph M,
Haan, tho proprietor, telephoned for
tho police to avert possible disorder.
So far as the crowd's behavior was
concerned this precaution was un
necessary. Not a Jeer, not a cat
call, not a remnrk of any sort greet
ed Dr. Dumba as ho paused on the
steps a moment boforo entering tho
taxlcab which took him to the
Dr. Dumba and his secretary, hav
ing disposed of some fifteen callers
who dropped In at the last moment,
came downstairs presently, and the
departing envoy glnddcned the hearts
of tbo hotel staff with 15 tips, freely
distributed, Then ho attended to tho
paying of his bill in person, and when
that ceremony was over he found
hlmsolf waylaid by reporter. Ho
looked pale and worn, and he smiled
a bit wearily when asked to talk for
"I haven't been saying anything to
tho pretm lately," he began, "and I
sen no renson why I should break my
"Von newspaper men llko sensa
tion." ho went on, and then to the
roporter from Tha Kvnnlng World,
"what puper do you represent?
When told, Dr. Dumba nodded gravely
and said, "Well, you certainly tukn
a great Interest In me. 1 can thank
your papor for all my troubles,
"Hut 1 havo no bad feeling toward
von, nor vour paper, nor nnv one In
America. I would like to have stayed
longer und seen your Western semi-
ery and your great mamifacturlnt:
enterprises. Two years and a half
hero is a very short time,"
"Perhaps you will return after tin
war, Doctor," said someone, hut t
that the former Ambassador tnado no
reply. He raised his hat, called Ii.h
taxi, and started for the boat.
On arriving at the pier. Dr. Dumba
obligingly posed for the moving plc
lure men, turning this way ami that,
"waving farewell to Amorlfti," and
smiling most genially for a period of
at least leu minutes boforo going
LOVE FOR AM
WOMAN KILLS BOY
WITH GAS AND ENDS
Mrs. C. F. Schmidt Stuffs
Cracks With Clothing at
TROUBLE IN HER HOME.
Blonde-Haired Boy Dies With
Toy Gun CLIsped in
Mrs. Charles P. Schmidt, tho wife
of a once wealthy banker and com
mission broker ot Hamburg und New
York, killed herself and her six-year,
old son, C.irlchon, In the Wellington
Hotel at Seventh Avenue and Klfty
flfth Street, last night. Mrs. Schmidt
had been living apart from her hus
band for periods of several monthii
slnco they came to this country a
year ago. Tho llttlo boy divided hli
tlmo between them and spent the
summer with his mother nt Sho
Guests of tho Wellington reported
a gas leak lato this morning. The
odor was traced to a sulto which Mrs
Schmidt had engaged at 11 o'clocl
last night far herself and Carlchen
There was no responsu to tho knock
Ing of tho hotel employee, and the
fitting room of tho suite was entered
by tho flro escape from tho window
of another room. Mrs. Schmidt'"
clothing and that of tha tray bni'
been takon from her travelling bay
nnd laid out ns though for an airing
Tho door of tho bedroom, which wa
locked nnd wedged from thn lnsldi
with, Mrs. Schmidt's underclothing
caulked Into tha crack, was force.:
open. In tho tMin bods of thn Innei
room tho mother nnd child lay dend
Hoth wero In their nlghtclothcs. Thr
boy, n very beautiful, porfcctl
formed blond youngster, had a new
air rlfln cloaped In hl.i anus. HI
mother's arm was thrown out ovc
the edge of hor bed so that It rested
on his shoulder All three gas Jets of
tho combination electric nnd gas
chandelier wero open and unllghted.
DOCTORS WORKED WITH PUL-
MOTORS IN VAIN.
Hoth bodies wero warm. Dr. Frank
Smith was hastily summoned from
the Hotel Woodward and worked nrt
on the boy, and then, aided by other
physicians, on tho mother with pul
motors for an hour without avail.
Mrs. Schmidt was not known at the
hotel. Sho had registered from Sho
hola In a, very shaky hnnd, and had
paid for the room In advance, saying
sho would remain only for the night,
but did not wish to bo disturbed this
A publlo library card bearing the
address where Mr. Schmidt lived
after coming hero from (Jorrnnny, Nns
1-7 West Sixty-fourth Streot, a Inrge
apartment bouse, and a memorandum
of the address of the llttlo boy's
negro maid, Minna I.. Flood of No,
221 Kant Seventy-thjrd Street, led to
the unravelling of Mrs. .Schmidt's un
happy rtory by th" J'llcr.
Mr. Schmidt's business was com
pletely Interrupted when (lerman
commerce was driven from tho seas
a year ago. He was Interested In tin
South American-German trade. Hi
left the apartment three weeks ago
sa Ing he iould no longer afford to
pay the tent. For a timet afterward
he lived at llelsenweber's. Ho lias
been connected with the Nationa
Manufacturers' Import Association n
No. ::t:t llroadway.
Soon after the Kclimldti came to
this uountry they separated. Mrs.
Schmidt went to live with her broth-
(Continued on Second Pate,)
OWN LIFE IN HOTE
Husband Who Loses His Family;
Wife and Boy
I'he French Commander Says
Chances of Winning- Are
Now 80 in 100.
PATHS, Oct. "In tho seals of
human hazards, tho alllea have eighty
chances In one hundred of scoring a
declslvo victory over tho Germans
when tho general offonslvo begins."
This statement was made by Gen.
.loffro to tho editor of the Dcpeclte du
Gen. Joffro told his friend that he
now has at his disposal 3,000,000
French troops on the linn or ready to
Isi sent there nt a moment's notice,
without counting about 700,000 Itrltlsh
and C0.000 Ilelglun troops, co-operating
with him. Ammunition has been
louring In In steady streams, he as
serted, and In addition to tha supply
at tho front thn allies have a reservo of
15,000,000 shells for emergency use.
Kvcry German trench, all special
defenses, earthworks, blockhouses and
kindred structures, huvo been patient
ly plotted by draughtsmen working
with photographs taken by avlutpra
,n systematic flights made dully, week
after week, from the Men to Alj
Theso blueprints have been trans
ferred to "ranged canvases" and the
rango worked out by artillery olllccrs.
This colossal task Is complete.
To meet tho expected German counter-attacks
the allies havo prepared
strong defensive works, They have
constructed fourth, fifth and sixth
linn defenses, arranged on a scale
Kvery hospital In tin- region of
Purls and northward has been
cleaned out; the patients have
been removed i0 the south and
every available bod made ready;
hospital trains arc ull mudo up and
ready to take the road.
in Hotel Tragedy
C. F. SCHMIDT AND BOY.
ON U. S. WARSHIP;
Destroyer Cummings, With
.Heads for Newport.
NBWPOHT, It. I., Oct. C.-An ex
plosion followed by a lire took place
to. day on board thn torpedo boat da
stroyer I'timmlngs while sho win en
gaged In manoeuvres off thn coast.
Tim destroyer was Immediate)
headed for this port.
The explosion occurred this fore
noon in tho forward compartmont of
the Cummlnus. and two men wor
badly burned by oil flames.
The lire was soon extinguished, but
!t was decided by her commander,
l.leut. .1. C. Fremont, to start back for
The Cummings expected hero lato
The I'limmlngs left hero yesteiday
is a member of the Sixth Division of
destroy rs, attached tn the fleet of the
"enemy" In the war game off the
oast. It was believed that she had
ii'aclieil a point about 100 miles off
the coast when the accident hap
pened. The destroyer was In company
with the destroyers Cjssiii and Al
EXPLOSION AND F
GREECE STANDS BY SERBIA,
LETS ALLIES MARCH THROUGH
Sofia Government Said to Have
Agreed With Germany and Aus
tria to Make War on Serbia . and
to Delay Any Advance by Greeks.
ALLIES END ALL TALK
WITH THE BULGARIANS.
PETROGRAD, Oct. 5 (vf
garia was not delivered to Premier
afternoon. This statement was made officially here Unlay.
Previous advices from Petragrad were ttt the Roislaa ulti
matum bad been dellvored on Sunday, and that tho twenty-four
hour limit, within which a reply was demanded, cxplrod yesterday.
An this period did not bocln until the tlmo ot actual delivery of
tho ultimatum, the Uulgarlan Government has until 4 o'clock thla
afternoon (about 0.30 A. M., New York tlmo) In which to decide
whether to adopt a policy ot etrlot neutrality or to side openly with
Germany, Austria and Turkey. Tills time has now ezplrod, but
nu word from Bulgaria has bcon reported.
BERLIN, (via Amsterdam), Oct. 5. "The reply to the Russian
ultimatum to Bulgaria will be given by Austro-German guns on the Dan
ube," declared the Lokai Anzciger in editorial comment on the Balkan sit
The newspapers to-day unanimously predicted that diplomatic rela
tions between Bulgaria and Russia will be broken off before night, and
that all Ambassadors representing allied countries will leave Sofia.
A despatch from Sofia, dated Oct. 4, says Premier Radosiavoff to
day made the following declaration to representatives of the Govern
"We confront war and must defend our national interests. Wc must
wrest from our enemies everything they took from us two years ago
and get satisfaction for every insult."
ATHENS (via Paris, Oct. 5). Plain speaking characterized the
meeting of the Chamber of Deputies this afternoon when the landing
of the French troops at Saloniki was discussed.
I'reinler ViiiiIzi-Iuh won n triumph,
aotwIthHtandlni? the moat determined
ittacHs of tho opposition, which pro
rated "In tho nnmo of Hellenism"
iKalnat the occupation of Greek terrl
ory by fnrelKii troops. :
"Homo time has panned since the
BIG GUNS ON BARGES
SHELL TURKISH FORTS
Towed Inside the Dardanelles and
Open Pire, Says Mylilene
ATHRNS, Oct. r.. f.arK barce. on
which arc placed powerful loan raiiK
kuiis, aro now bclnir lined by tho allies
in bombardInK the Dardanelles forts.
Mytllenu dcHputchcs to. day nald
thnt several of theso barges were
towed Innldn tho strait yesterday and
Nhclled TurklHh works on both sides
for several hours.
TWO NEW $18,000,000
WASHINGTON, Oct. 5. Hecrotary
Onnleln made It plain to-day that
the navy building pros'rummn, now
in course of preparation, will Include
at leant two super-dreadnoiiKhtn,
neb to cost $18,000,000,
"Wo have learned nothlni; from tho
Huropean war," tho Kccrotary said,
"that nhakc our fatlb in thane heav
ily armored ships an tho main fight
ing line ot tho aavy."
London). Russia's ultimatum to Bui
RadoshrvoiT until 4 .o'aiack yesterday
entente power havo made requcstn
of Greece," ho nuld. "To-day they nek
nothing but thin they who offer
Hvrblft, Orrcco's ally, succor In the
event of circumstances which would
require Oroecc herself, under her alll
nico, to give Herhla help.
"Great natlonn may with Imunnlty
rail treaties 'scraps of paper;' for
smnller countries such a policy would
"Wo have a treaty with Serbia.
If wo aro honiMt wo will leave noth
ing undone to insure tta fulfilment
In letter nnd splrjt. Only If wa are'
rorue may we find excuses to avoid
Three. Greek 'sailing; vessels were
pursued and shelled by nutgarlan
revenue cutters In the Aegean Sea,
according to reports received here
to-day. Tho nailing barks escaped
undamaged, but the Incident baa
caused much excitement.
MILAN, Oct. 5. A military conven
tion wa.H slfrned betweon Ilulirarla,
Guiuittiiy nnd Austria soma tlmo aco,
according to a Sofia despatch to the
Corrlcro dell.i Hera.
lly the terms of tbo treaty, the de
spatch assorts, the nulsarlan array la
hound to attack Serbia with six divis
ions tn the Nlsh-Plrot section, and to
Hcnd Macedonian troops to Vardan
to destroy railroad communication
with Kalontca, thus delaying the
allies and the a reeks In their efforts
to nld Serbia.
The hour has not arrived for Rom
manla to enter the war, In the opin
ion of Premier Qratlano, expressed to
a doputatlon ot Parliamentary dele
Kates of tho Opposition, according to
a UuoMreat dtapMoh. Ik Saoeta,