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STIRS UP PARTY
Upstate Republicans Di?
vided on Early Signing
BARNES MEN BACK
Job Hedges and Hirnnan Favored
by Many. -Others Prefer
T??l??r:>ph to The Tribune 1
I'tica. X. Y., .lune _S Circulation of
petitions for the nomination by Re?
publicans of District Attorney Charles
S. Whitman for (?overnor has attracted
considerable attention throughout the
upstate counties ?luring the last few
days. In several counties tha I
tions are being liberally signed, while
in many others the politicians are hold
:ng off, on the ground that "many
things can hapnen between now anil
September and there will be plenty of
time for petitions later.-'
New York City men who for many
months have been conducting the
Whitman propaganda sent a letter t<>
the chairman of the Republican com?
mittee in each county about two week?
ago asking if the chairman or the com?
mittee would sec to the circulation of
the petitions for Mr. Whitman through?
out the county. In tOAt the committic
would not do this work, the chairman
was asked to name some Whitman sup?
porter who would
It is believed that the petitions aro
being more gener?d!y signed in Oneida
. County than in any ether part of the
aUte, but their circulation here also
| Matted more of a "ruction" than h.is
been reported from any other district.
Ward H. Kdwards. Commissioner of
FU et ions?-is attending to the circula?
tion of the petitions In Oneida County.
As soon as he and his assistants lle?
gan touring the ?county in automobile's
to obtain signers a public meeting of
Republicans was held in Rome, at
which there was a heated discussion.
None of the speakers wished it under?
stood that he was opposed to the can- ,
didacy of Mr. Whitman, but all criti?
cised ?he circulation ol the petitions at
this time and in the manner in which
they claimed the work was being done.
Edwards's Motives Questioned.
Several of the speakers expressed the
opinion that Mr. Edwards went to \Yw
York to see Mr. Whitman B few days
ago. had himself interviewe?! :?: th?
New York papers to the effect that
"Oneida County is all for Whitman"
and is circulating these petitions
all to "be the first to climb onto the
Whitman band wagon." It was sug- |
gested that he hail done this in evpec- ?
tation of "things hoped for" if Mr.
Whitman was elected Governor, an.l
also with unseeml> naste without con?
sulting Johq Davies, who has been sup?
posed to say "who is who" in Oneida
The ?pinion was also expressed that '
it was too early to sign any such peti?
tions, and it was ?lecided that tin cir?
culation and signing should not now
be authorised by the Rome Republican
"Watchful waiting" seems to be the
policy adopted by many of the pol it i - '
cians of the state at this time. When
il ntnries have been made of prominent
Kepuhlicaris in more than a dozen
counties during the last few days they
replied with tho ?nir?tion: "What is
Roosevelt going to do?"
This canvasr. has revealed three un-'
expected things. In most counties the
men who are classed as Marnes organi?
zation men are for Whitman for (?ov?
ernor. Most of the more independent
Republicans are opposed to Whitman
and v.duld prefer either Job K. Hedges
or ex-Senator Harvey D. Hinman, of
New York, while several of the more
astute and prominent Republicans.
from whom such an opinion might not
be expected, have expressed themselves
as not so much in favor of any par?
ticular candidate as of any candidate
for Governor behind whom it will be
possible to reunite the Republicans and
a majority of the Progressives.
The Colonel a Factor.
Louis P. Payn. of Chatham. ex
Superintendent of Insurance, who is
eighty years old and ?still active, and.
?.? he has been for nearly a quarter of
t* century, recogni.-.ed as the Republican
leader in Columbia County and of the
Senate and Congress districts of which
that county forms a part, said:
"Much will depend on the attitude
that Colonel Roosevelt takes on his re?
turn. I do not agree with him politi?
cally, but I want to tell you that any
man who does not think that he is a
factor to be reckoned with is a fool. I
would not favor making any undue
concessions t?. him, but I would fav
any getting toother of Rep?blica
and l regressives that might be work
out in a satisfactory manner in whl
? ?.Ion. I Roosevelt's support and th
of many Progressives could be o
tamed for any good Republican. ?
what candidates would 1 prefer
Its too early to talk about possib
candidates now. There's plenty of tir
to talk about candidates after w?? knc
what we are going to do and how t
are going to ?I? i?."
Daniel Stroebel. of Herkimer, tl
recognired leader of organization R
publicans in Herkimer County, e
pressed the opinion that the sentimei
of the organization men in his coun'
so far was largely for Whitman for Go
amor, and he would prefer ex-Senat?
llinnian. of Ringhamton, for Uniti
States Senator if Mr. Root could n?
be persuaded to succeed himself. If
was possible, however, to make a sa
isfactory alliance with the Progre
- behind any good Republican f?
a state ticket, he said, "the Republ
cans would be fools not to take a?
vantage of it."
Senator Seth Heacock, whose cand
(iaey for the Republican nomination f<
Lieutenant Governor was announce
?\ 'ill weeks ago. is a resident c
Herikmer County, and the organizatic
there is seeking to guide itself car?
fully between all other candidacies s
as not to endanger Mr. Heacock's poss
Ri?. er Counties in I.lne.
In all of the Hudson river countir
strong Republican organizations are i
good working order, and in most c.
taca, th? county chairman is in a posi
tion to speak for his assistants.
City Judge George Overocker, o
Poughkeepsie, chairman of the Dutch
ess County Republican Committee,
strong Barnes man, is emphatic in hi
support of Whitman for Governor an
does not look with favor on any al
liance with the Progressives, believin
that the Republicans should go ahea?
and nominate their own ticket thi
fall and that they can elect it, no mat
ter what the Progressives, Tammany
ites or Sulzer Democrats may do.
Philip Eltinge, of Kingston, chairmai
of the Ulster county committee, is ai
even stronger organization man thai
Judge Overocker. He thinks "it look
like Whitman" and he would not favo
any attempt to "turn the Republicai
party over to Roosevelt," and he doe
not see how any alliance with the Pro
gressives can be made without doin|
that. Mr. Kltinge is anxious to havi
William D. Cunningham, of Ellenville
lister County, who was the Republicai
nominee for State Controller tw<
years ago, nominated for that positioi
this fall. It is said in Kingston tha
Messrs. Eltinge and Cunningham re
cently went lo Xew York to consul
Mr. Whitman to sec if an arrangemen
could not be made to have Mr. Cun
ningham as the Controller candidat?
on the Whitman ticket, in return foi
? which Mr. Whitman was assured o:
liberal support in Ulster County.
A. H. Cook, an independent Repub
lican. of Kingston, who in opposition t<
the Republican organization was twic?
elected County Treasurer and one?
Coroner, is strongly opposed to Mr
Whitman, thinking the District At?
torney has "greatly overplayed hi?
newspaper publicity racket." He claim?
that there is much opposition to Whit
man throughout the county, and thai
either Hedges or Hinman would receive
stronger support for Governor than the
New York District Attorney.
W. E. Thorpe, of Catskill, an attorney,
chairman of the Greene County Re?
publican Committee, thinks that at
present Mr. Whitman is the strongest
candidate in his county, but he re?
fused to circulate the Whitman peti?
tions, as Mr. Whitman's representaties
asked him to ?lo, replying that he did
not think such action should be taken
by the committee in support of any
candidate. While they think Whitman
is the most popular candidate, Mr.
Thorpe and the members of his execu?
tive committee wished it understood
that they are not working for him and
that they would be just as well pleased
to see Hedges or Hinman nominated
Although Leader Payne says it is
too early to decide on candidates, other
leading Republicans in Columbia
County reported that Whitman ?.?'look?
ed upon as the most likely candidate
for Governor by the Republicans of
that county. There is a strong Pro?
ve element in Columbia County
and part of the prominent Republicans
there agree with Mr. Payne that any
honorable effort to unite the Republi?
cans and Progressives should be made,
while the more pronounced organiza?
tion men, who think the Republicans
can win with Whitman without Pro?
gressive help, are in favor of "going
Ex-Senator Edgar T. Brackett, of
Saratoga, was quoted in a newspaper
? interview as being against the nomina
. tion of any .New York City man for
Governor and as favoring "some such
man as Mr. Hinman, of Binghamton,
or Judge Howard, of Troy."
H. C. Todd, of Saratoga, an attorney
rf rail of the Olympian
Pacific North Coastc
Follow this path of steel which the "St. Paul Road"
has blazed through a wilderness. It is a trip of three
joyous days from Chicago, through a constantly
changing panorama of scenic, wonders, surrounded
by every travel luxury and comfort?on the all steel a
At the end of the trail there's all the wonders am
of the Puget Sound country to see?Mt. Rainier ?TT
?the San Juan Islands?the Bremerton Navy Zj?:f ?>
Yards and innumerable other attractions. I .
***v Low fares in effect daily June to Sept. inclusive f i 7
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associated with Mr. Rrackett, said that I
Mr. Rrackett, Senator Whitney and
most of the other leading Republicans
in Saratoga ?'ounty will be for Mr.
Hinman for Governor if the Bingham
tnn man will consent to become a can?
didate. There is considerable senti?
ment for Whitman in that county, but
the opinion of most of the men seen
there was that "Whitman has over?
done his efforts to get newspaper ad?
Willis Wendell, of Amsterdam, chair?
man o? the Montgomery County Re?
publican Committee, thinks the senti?
ment of his county is "all for Whit?
man for Governor," and he would like
to see Hinman elected to the United
States Senate if Mr. Root will not suc?
ceed himself. There is considerable
independent sentiment against the
Wendell organization in that county,
and among these independent Republi?
cans is expressed a preference for
Hinman for Governor, rather than for
In Cortland County for years there
has been a bad split in the Republi?
can ranks. Fax-City Judge Rowland L.
Davis, the leader of the organization
Republicans, has had the Whitman
blanks placed there, with a notice pub?
lished in the local papers informing
voters where the blanks may be signed.
While they are not circulating the
petitions, Judge Davis and his wing of
the party in the county are strong for
Whitman. Cortland County adjoins
Broome, and .Mr. Hinman has many
friends there, and the anti-Davis Re?
publicans are mostly in favor of him
for Governor, if he will run.
In all of the counties visited it was
reported that the Progressives have
lallen off in numbers greatly since
1SH2. The Progressives themselves
are doing little yet, "watchfully wait?
ing" for the return of the voiceless
Colonel to Oyster Bay to learn what
he will do.
Factory Towns Depressed.
In nearly every Hudson and Mohawk
Valley city and town the industrial
depression is being strongly felt, hun?
dreds of factories, employing hundreds
of thousands of hands, working from
two to five days a week, with no sign
This results in a sadness and a
glumness in Democratic ranks that are
too oppressive to be expressed in talk
of Democratic possibilities for the fall
campaign. The only expressions along
NOW AND THIN
?"yo uve a dollar now and
* then la wlM, but now
The "now ?and then"
method doe? not mean much
at the end of the year. Our
plan by which we Invest 110
a month for you in first
mortgages on New York real
estate has the advantage of
system and regularity.
Wrttr for facts about Guar?
anteed First Mortgage Cer?
tificates or call at any office.
AND TRUST C?
Capital . . $ 5,000,000
Surplus(all earned) 11,000,000
ITSB'way.N.Y. 175S**ra?_CTSt., BTdyn.
I_ rulton St.. Jamaica,_
that line that can be heard are won?
dering? whether Governor Glynn will
be a candidate to succeed himself, or
whether it might not be better to try
to get away from the Glynn record by
nominating ex-Senator Roosevelt, now
Assistant Secretary of the Navy, for
That William Sulzer will be an in?
dependent Democratic candidate for
Governor is taken as a foregone con?
clusion. Most people express surprise
at the apparent strength of the Sulzer
boom. While it is not thought he will
receive many Republican votes, the
large number of dissatisfied Demo?
crats who have expressed their inten?
tion of voting for him leads to the
frequent prediction that Sulzer will
receive over 100,000 votes at the No?
Most of the Republicans seen are of
the opinion that Senator Root may be
persuaded to succeed himself, and, ac?
cordingly, they are not willing to ex?
press any other preference for United
i States Senator.
PLEDGES TO PEOPLE
KEPT, SAYS MITCHEL
? ??Illume.I from ii age 4.
those who have business dealings with
the city. The reorganization of the
purchasing and accounting methods,
brought to practical completion these
past six months, has done much to
improve these relations, More prompt
audit of claims in the Controllers of?
fice. Impartial specifications, better
business methods generally in depart?
ments have greatly improved these re?
lations. It is no longer the .practice
for political tradesmen to have a
monopoly of city business. The best
institutions in New York are now fur?
nishing supplies and materials to city
departments at fair prices.
This improvement is not the achieve?
ment of the present administration, but
is largely the result of years of at
tention to this phase of the city's busi- ?
i.ess by preceding administrations. We
lound a number of instances remain- !
ing, however, where competition was i
restricted to the disadvantage of the
city. A case in point was the apparent
monopoly enjoyed by a small number
cf firms in supplying forage, of which
supply the city is a large purchaser.
This has been broken down through
the efforts of the Fire and Park De?
partments and as a result of an in- ?
vestigation conducted by the Commis
rioner of Accounts.
By substituting an impartial plan for
distributing city deposits, based upon
the strength of banks antl rates of in?
terest paid, the Chamberlain has in- '?
creased the city's interest earnings
1 over amounts earnod in previous years
by twice the total cost of his office to j
date. The deposit of the city's great '
cash balances, which have ranged from
j $20,000.000 to $82,000,000 during the |
' past six months, is made no longer ac- ?
cording to the whim or personal judg- ?
ment of the Chamberlain, who has com?
plet?? jurisdiction over this matter, but
in conformance with a published plan
which treats all depositories in an im?
personal, businesslike way. Special ef?
fort has been made, with the co-opera?
tion of proper authorites. to protect
the city from depositing in excessive
amounts in banks concerning whose
stability there is the slightest ques?
tion. As a further precaution a max?
imum of 20 per cent of capital and
surplus has been set, beyond which
deposits are not made, although the law
allows the city to make deposits in" a
bank up to DO per cent of its capital !
In countless ways there remains op- ,
portunity for improving the city's busi- [
ness methods. It must be borne in
mind that city government has only
recently been regarded as a business
enterprise. During the last adminis?
tration the fusion borough presidents
yet an example of good administration,
Which is being followed by the present
administration, both in borough gov?
ernment as well as in city departments. ;
Under Mayor Gaynor a number of im
pc-rtant improvements were made. \\ <?
are building upon these improvements
and retaining every better device that
we found in satisfactory operation. |
This is the only way in which perma- j
nen. progress can be made. One ad?
ministration must build on the work
of nnother, and not seek to prove its ,
nchievements merely by demonstrating
the faulty character of the work of
During these six months we have i
not sought to point out the detects of ;
our predecessors, but to feck rather the
advances that they made an?l to go
forward upon them. In calling atten?
tion to existing conditions that neede?!
to be rem?di?e!, we have not done so
with a desire to reflect upon our prede
eessors, but to indicate how vast is the
task of establishing an effective gov?
ernment and how much remains to be
done. In these six months we realize
tiiat only a beginning has been made.
We haye before us forty-two months
for further effort and accomplishment.
The City Government and the Schools.
I must say a word regarding the
Board of Kducation. As chairman of
the Committee on School Inquiry I
spent a very large pait of my time as
President of the Board of Aldermen in
stodging school questions. !t is not
my intention to interfere in srhool ad?
ministration, but the school system and
the city government must work to?
gether if the schools are to be satis?
factorily conducted. The Board of .Es?
timate is called upon to provide funds '
and the Mayor is responsible for ap?
pointments to the Board of Kducation.
The Board of Estimate's work cannot
be wisely done, nor the Mayor's aelec- ,
tions wisely made unless they are
based upon some policy. For this rea?
son the school inquiry <WM conducted
and for the same reason we now have
a standing committee of the Board of
Estimate on educational matters.
As Mayor I have sought to keep in
touch with the work of the board. Be?
cause I realized that one of the coming
'radical changes in school administra?
tion will be the introduction of more
vocational training. I recently gave a
week to studying vocational schools
throughout the West.
Some Pending Questions.
There are a number of great social ,
cuestiona which we must deal with in
there next months. One of particular j
importance is the market question. L'n-1
dor Mayor Gaynor a commission was
appointed to study the market system.
The Board of ,Estimate felt, however,
that it would be wise to consider fur?
ther the proposed plan for the market
system before embarking on a large
expend i tore to provide additional mar?
ket facilities. The whole market ques?
tion is closely interwoven with the
??uestion of port and terminal devel?
opment. I particularly regretted that
i? wet necessary for me to veto a biil
passed bv the Legislature during thi?
lOSSiOfl empowering the city gov?
ernment' to undertake the development
of n market system. My veto was nec
essary because of fatal defects in the
bill, due to the fact that it had been
hastily prepared and hastily intro?
The market committee is preparing
to submit a well considered measure
to the Legislature ut its next session,
and I hope that we shall lose no time
in doing whnt the financial resources
of the city will permit us to do in mod
< mixing the city's equipment for han?
dling its food supply.
We are now entering into the period
of budget preparation. The adminis?
tration is definitely committed to liv?
ing within its present appropriation
end to keeping the cost of government
down. I have piven definite instruc?
tions to department heads, which meet
with their cordial approval, thut no re?
quests for increases shall be asked this
?.??ar, except where they are unavoid?
able. The Mayor's departments re?
ceived last year an increase of onlv
?S57,ooo The budget for 1014 ?repre?
sented the smallest increase in any
budget .since consolidation. Numerous
cuts were made in appropriations, but
we have lived within them.
Early in the year I issued an order
that no requests for revenue bonds
shall be made except for pressing
emergencies. So far as the Mayor's
departments are concerned, I do not
propose to have any increase in the
?budget cost for 1915. Where increases
in one department may be necessary,
they must be offset by corresponding
decrease? in other departments. The
estimates for next year are already
coming in. A number of them repre?
sent marked decreases.
To sum up. the present administra?
tion has ?these aims, based upon its
pie tges mate to the electorate:
' *-'ull protection of public interest
and the development of widest service?
ability of the government.
2. ?Economy and efficiency of admin?
3. Co-operation and team work be?
tween elective officials and all appoint?
ive officials. .
I. I evelcpment of proper relation
rhips it h city employes and promotion
of the * ? r.Vare and efficiency.
.*>. K ?iition of needed public im?
provement, particularly in respect of
terminal facilities and provision of a ,
6. Revision of the charter where re
vision is found necessary.
7. Fullest utilization of public eo- '
operation and fullest publicity of acts ?
? f government.
8. Relief of taxpayers of unneces?
sary burdens through cutting down the
cost of government and elimination of
:*. Bringing the administration of the
city ?lepartments up to the le?el of best
I r -ate business and making New York
City's government not only the largest
municipal enterpri?e in the I'nited
States, but a model in administration
for every city in the country.
10. Emphasis not upon plans but
upon performances; fulfilment of the
pledges of the administration; non
partisanship, and conducting the busi?
ness of th- city, not in the interest of
any group or faction, but for the bene?
fit and service of the entire commu?
And no?- I have had my ?ay. These
are the fncts as I sec them. Perhaps
from other angles they have a differ?
ent asnee*. If so I wish to know it.
As Mayor I have no ambition to serve
except to fulfil my undertakings. I
am serving and will serve no partisan
or political purpose. I regard it r.s a
part of my business to make Tam?
many government of the old kind in?
tolerable in this city by making fusion
or citizen government successful snd
I am not aiming to make a paradise
ef New York or to bring on the millen?
nium, but to make New York, so far as
we can, the pacemaker for the cities
of the world in comfort, health,
beauty and prosperity.
It is a nleasant reflection that these
six months have developed no hostili?
ties. They have been busy, but not
turbulent. They make me look forward
with eagerness for the work of the
Roosevelt to Speak at the Hub.
Boston, June 28. Colonel Theodore
Roosevelt will deliver an address in
this city on July 24, when the Pro?
gressives open their campaign in this
state with a field day at the American
League baseball grounds. An an?
nouncement to this effect was made by j
the Progressive committee to-night.
DROP POLITICS TO
Republicans and Demo?
crats for Him in Supreme
"We regard him as fearless and up?
right, and because of his ability are
confident tnai U eiecied he will fill
the position of Justice of the Supreme
Court with high credit."
The above is part of the petition be?
ing circulated by Democrats and Re?
publicans advocating the candidacy of
Magistrate John A. L. Campbell for
Justice of the Supreme Court of the
1st Judicial District.
Prominent lawyers and men dis?
tinguished in other callings have signed
the petition, and a fair idea of the
type of men who, as the petition de?
clares, indorse Magistrate Campbell's
candidacy," irrespective of party affilia?
tions" may be gathered from a few of
the signers, who include Chief Magis?
trate McAdoo, James W. Osborne,
Samuel Untermyer, Martin W. Little?
ton, Archibald R. Watson, William
Loeh, jr., F. A. Vanderlip, EL A. Gil
dersleeve, Lewis Nixon, George B. Cor
telyou, Douglas I. McKay, R. A. C.
Smith, DeLancey Nicoll, John C. Spoon
er. Magistrate R. C. Cornell, Donald
McLean, Herbert L. Satterlee, John F.
Mclntyre, Moses H. Grossman, Robert
C. Morris. * If red Talley, George T.
Wilson and James Gayley.
Magistrate Campbell has written to
the members of the Republican Coun?
ty Committee asking that his name be
placed on the primary ballot for nom?
ination. He is a Republican, and three
year.? after he was graduated from
Yale Law School was elected City j
Solicitor of Youngstown, Ohio. This
was in 1893. He served two terms, and
at the close of his incumbency came
to New York and joined the law firm
of Burnett. Slayton ?t Campbell, later
Blnytea ?t Campbell.
Magistrate Campbell is a member of
the New York Athletic, Yale and
Lawyers' clubs. He is married and
lives at 520 West 114th st. He is a
nephew of the late General John A.
STAMBAUGH ENTERS RACE
Seeks Congressional Seat
from 19th District.
William B. Stambaugh, of 240 Lenox
av , has announced his candidacy for
Congress on the Republican ticket in
the 19th district.
Mr. Stambaugh has been a m -her
of the Republican County Comm.. ee
from the 31st district since 1904. He
is a lawyer, and has resided in New
York for the last twenty years. He
is a member tf-*everal clubs and fra
trirt?i orders, including the . Harlem
Republican Club. Citizens Union. ( ol
iegiate Club of New York, and Runtin**
Lodge 655, F. and A, M.
LEWIS RAPS MOORE
Commissioner Is Dissatisfied
with Professor's Report.
Burdette G. Lewi?, Deputy Commis?
sioner of the Department of Correc?
tion, took a whack at general culture
and Professor K. C. Moore last night
at the forum of the Church of the
Mr Lewis was in cnarge of the .n
quiry made by the Board of Kstimate
at the beginning of Mayor Gaynor s
pgime into educational matters here.
Professor Moore, he said, had based
his report solely on information given
him by the men he was to investigate.
In industrial and vocational schools,
Mr. Lewis asserted, New York is al?
ready in the lead, ar.d he expected to
see the time when shops and factories
would aid in industrial training The
day of a general ei'vation that pre?
pared for no trade or profession was
passing, he said.
IS LATEST FAD
Three-Cornered Sunshade and
"Party Box" Absorb Atten?
tion on Boardwalk.
[ ny l>l??srai>li to Th?? Tribun?* 1
Atlantic City, June 28.?The riot of
undisciplined fancy in fashions con?
tinues here, despite warnings from
Paris and New York that simplicity is
,to be the keynote.
A week ago the basque dress, fash?
ioned after the styles of thirty or more
years ago. made itn first appearance on
the boardwalk, and, although there
were many who declared it would not
become popular because too extreme,
there were dozens on the boardwalk
The flame veil, first seen here last
Sunday, has now taken its place as a
regula*- feature of milady's costume,
and two more novelties the three-cor?
nered parasol and the "narty box"?
came out this morning. Several of the
new shaped parasols, which have six
ribs set in pairs close together, making
the three-cornered effect, were in
bright kint's blue silk, with a white
edge and black and white cording
around them further to define the
*?iape. A directoire bow was placed at
one tnrned-up side.
The "party box" is such a handy af?
fair thit many women who purchased
thein recently have wondered why no?
body ever thought of them before. The
box is about 6 by 4 inches, bound in
colored leather and fitted with a han?
dle. Inside are miniature toilet articles
of every description nail tile, mirror,
powder puffs, rouge pencil, chamois and
hairpins. Some of the more expensive
"party boxes" even contain a set of
FREE "MOVIES" FOR PARKS
Playgrounds Association Plans
Innovation for Youngsters.
The Parks and Playgrounds Associa?
tions opens its seventh annual season
of summer playground work to-day
with fifty-four play centres. Last year
the association took care of 250,000
children, giving them instruction and
entertainment through outings, besides
the regular daily games in the play?
grounds. Lunches and carfares were
provided. It is hoped to continue the
practice this year.
Three new playgrounds have been
established in The Bronx and several
in Brooklyn. A special fund has been
set aside to take groups of children to
Bear Mountain Park in the Palisades
during; the summer ?nd to exhibit mo?
tion pictures in the various city parks.
? The association, through Gtorge Gor?
don Battle, its president, is making an
appeal for funds to carry on this work.
Contributions may be sent to the of?
fices of the association, 1123 Broad
Boy Killed by Foul Ball.
Chicago, June 28. Joseph I). Adam,
14 ?ears old, a spectator at a corner lot
baseball game, was killed to-day when
? foul ball struck him above th? bent**
ADVERTISEMENT. I _\pP__TimKmw.^
DEATHS FROM VACCINATION
DEATHS FROM SMALLPOX
Medical Falsehoods Denying Deaths From Vaccination and Lockjaw Answered and Cni?he<l
There are two great facts that have already been proved in our previous articles ;nlt ""-'].' JaVlmM
here:?Tiret: That general vaccination is more dangerous to public health and human life tnan "?"*" admit.
pox and now causes more deaths than smallpox, particularly in children; Second: That these neu ???*
ted and disebsed in English statistics bM are denied and concealed in our own statistics.
These two unerring shots have gone right home to the vital center of this great meiern medical bar^bar
ism of compulsory disease and death and have undoubtedly given all compulsory vaccination tn mis aiaw: .
death wound from which it will never ultimately recover in this State or throughout this Nation, wnere-cr
this medical evil still exists, as soon as these two great and shocking facts sink fully into the public mino.
It was natural, therefore, that the medical doctors and the medical editors who have been practicing and
defending this barbarism, and profiting from it directly or indirectly for years past, should squirm in moTe?T
less agony under this death wound to their favorite and profitable barbarism of compulsory vaccination lorcea
on the whole people in one way or another at every excuse or opportunity of alleged smallpox menace or
panic; and several of them evidently thought that thev could meet these solid facts with false and foul personal
^epithets and false and absurd denials and evasions, most of which I have already answered and disposed of.
And I n??te that of late, therefore, all these formerchampions of the medical barbarism among our m<d,c**
doctors and medical editors have b.en very silent except one recent would-be champion in the person of Dr. A.
M. Skern. of Yonkers, N. Y? who In an evening paper of New York City of .May 23rd has attempted to attack
me and my facts as to deaths from vaccination in this State through Lockjaw in vaccination wounds and in so
doing has himself given us a very characteristic exhibition of .He'way in which vaccinating doctors attempt to
deny and conceal the real truth on this subject from the public. And I now regard this particular subject as so
important for publie enlightenment and the moment so opportune for the crushing of a most dangerous and
dastardlv medical falsehood that I now digress ii? my intended choice of subjects for my closing or final articles
and confine mvself here to this particular subject of deaths from Lockjaw or Tetanus in Vaccination wounds,
which is one of the most frequent causes of deaths from vaccination in this State and will illustrate fully the
frequent fatality of vaccination and the crafty, absurd and shameful manner in which our vaccinators in charge
of our death certificates and our vital statistics try to excuse, conceal and deny these deaths and the full re?
sponsibility of vaccination for the same.
Now I want to say here at the outset that this great danger of death from Lockjaw, or 'Tetanus,'' in
vaccination wounds is something almost peculiar to our country and particularly to our State of New York
and most particularly to our province of Leint,' Island, where this dangerous wound infection seems to exist
widely distributed in the soil of the land, in the manure of stables and farm yards, in hay and straw and on the
hair and hide of domestic animals. In Europe and particularly in England these deaths from Lockjaw are
comparatively rare, and few if any deaths seem to be reported from Lockjaw in vaccination wounds; whereas,
in our State of New York over one hundred deaths from Lockjaw are reported every year and there is good
evidence to show that fullv ten per cent of these Lockjaw deaths result from infection in vaccination wounds.
For example, there were 114 deaths from Lockjaw in New York State in 1912. and I have an oliicial report
now before me of thirty of these cases of Lockjaw in the rural half of New York State outside of New York
City which shows that three of these thirtv cases were from infections in vaccination wounds. This data gives
ground to thus establish the fatal ratio of ten per cent as above stated which would give about 12 deaths from
vaccination and lockjaw for I'M 2. or three times the death? from ?mallpox, which were only four for that
year in this State! And please note that four deaths are actually admitted from Lockjaw in vaccination wounds
in our State reports for 1912,'which Commissioner Porter and his would-be defender. Dr. Skern, try to show
us were not really due to vaccination after all, which fallacv 1 will here dispose of in due time.
If we now turn to the Report of the Registrar General of England for 1911 (the last in print) we will
lind an honest, simple and straightforward record of deaths from vaccination, both directly and indirectly, very
different from the shameful, crafty and apologetic way shown in our annual reports, which first practically
admit a fact and then try to deny and conceal it by false logic and false conclusions. However, we will find
no deaths reported from Lockjaw in vaccination wounds in this English report on account of the difference of
local conditions above noted, but we will lind several vaccination deaths reported from other common wound
infections, such as Septicemia, Erysipelas, etc., which also exist here in addition to our peculiar and very com?
mon and fatal infection of Lockjaw. Thus in the English report for 1911 ?his most significant comparative
data is given as to deaths from smallpox and vaccination for that year:?
Total deaths from smallpox for all ages. *%
Deaths from smallpox utuler .". years. *
Total deaths from vaeeination all ages. H
Deaths from vaccination under f> years. * **
Specific Diseases or ?'anses of Death in Said 14 Fatal Vaccinations:?
Krom "ViH.-inia" or "?'owpox" ?lir??ctly. *
From Vaccination resulting In Fatal Septicemia.
From Vaccination resulting in Fatal Erysipelas.'.. 3
Here we will see from the latest published annual record of the highest Statistical authority In the world that for
the vein- It 11 in ?England ?and Wales In ? i?opiilation of about :'?S millions the total deaths from \a? ?ination were 14. or
more than half the total death?? irom ?smallpox, which were 23! <>ii the other hand, the deaths from Binallpox In little
children were only six and exactly equal to the ?leaths caused directly bv "vaccinia" or ?-owpox pure and simple u?
children of the sann- age, whereas the miilit'.on?l deaths from wound infections In the vaccination ?ores, vis., from
tjeptl emla and l-'rysip?-las. added eight more fatalities, thus making the deaths from vaccination In little ?-hildren over
twice as many as the deaths from smallpox!
To show that deaths from va? ciiiation In this year of 1911 in Kngland as ?'Ompared to deaths from ?mallpox ore
nothing unusual and thai auch ?leaths ?occur more or less constantly every year and that the total yearly deaths from
? m -.-iiiation frequently exceed t<?t.ii yearly rJaatha from smallpox, particularly In children. I ?an give this further im?
pressive ?lata irom the reports of the Registrar General for several years previous to 1911. as follows:?
Total Deaths From Total Deaths From
Y.nr Smallpox Vaccination
1906 21 .'?
1907 10 I]
1908 12 1 I
Total Deaths from Smallpox for six years 190.* to 1910 .199
Total Deaths from \ a. ? -?tuition for six years IMG to 1910 .t. M
i i.-.iiiis ?from s n m 111 ?ox In aald ?period under .". years old . 2?J
1 ?oaths from Vaccination In aald period under '?> years old."... 9S
Tins awful record of fatal vacillations thus speaks very ? learly for itself and forms an absolute Indictment of the
whole barbarous and murdi rous s>sti-m of compulsory va? ? ination, particularly for little ? hildren, and needs no further
NOW I want to say Just here that Dr. Skern wrote me about May 6th. Just after the aplicaran? e of my firth
artille in this series issued May 4th, tor particulars as to the pa^es In tile Keport of our State Health Department for
191*.', where four deaths from l.ex'kjaw In Vaccination wounds were ?acknowledged anil also where he could tnid ? ??tie-,
of the annual r? ports of the Registrar ??eneral of Kngland. I anawered him promptl?. and courteously, giving him two
pag.-s m our Slate report, viz.. Pages r?2 and 71, containing the facts as stated by me; and, as t?'c.ir?ls tie Knglish re?
ports. I stated ?that if he could not find them In the medical or public libraries in New Vork he was welcome to come
to my 0__ce, whore h?' could COIUmlt these reports for ten years back from 1911. the last year in print. Aft/T thus
placing th> s.- Ki'glish records within his roach and entirely a?'cessible to him. showing yearlv deaths from vaccination
greater than yearly deaths from smallpox aa recorded by one of the highest Statistical authorities in the world, he
nevertheless had the false effrontery to tell the public In his letter that "The ponderous records from across the ocean
are Inaccessible to the writer for verification." and he then (roes on by false logl?' and medical sophistries and evasions
to try to show that tJi'* facts I gave from our own State Report for 1912 were not strictly correct where I stateil that
there was a .'.ear but reluctant admission in thes?? reports that the deaths resulting from vaccination Ly Lockjaw In
vaccination wounds were e.iual to the deaths from smallpox In the sa?ne font, viz., four in each case.
There Is a I-itln motto, "Falsus In I'no Falsus in Omnibus,'' that applies right here to Dr. Skern. via;, "False In
One False in All " for this initial statement from htm with regar?! to the inaccessibility of the l-?nglish Report? la
Just as true and logi? al is his statements with regard to out* own State Reports that they do not show what I Stated
they ?admit, that tin? ?leaths from va? ?ination for that year equal the deaths 'roiii tmallpox. And an) nun of common
and common honesty, not professionally interest?'?l In va?-cinatioii and In defending and ?'on.-eallng its falsehoods
an?! Us fatalities, can see that my statement is perfectly sound and true by consulting this report for himself on
Pages SI and 74.
Indeed, the whole text and substance of Dr. Skerifs letter is In itself a complete and perfect illustration of the
shameful way in which the ?medical profession which practices and profits by general vac? inaiion attempts to deny
and conceal the ?langerons and fatal affecta so frequently occurring from vaccination amf truly and surely ? h.irg.able
to it, eitln r as i ?lire, t or an Indirect effect.
?Briefly stated, therefore. Commlssio? ? i Porter's whole argument in the State Report for 1*112, like Dr. Skern'a
false defense, is thie: That while. In Commissioner Porter's own word, "three or four of these tetanus deaths (111 In
iiumb.-r? were reported as sequent to vaccination," yet tin-y were not really consequent to vaccination. Please note
Commissioner Porter's meagre or minimum term "sequent" which Is so beggarly balil and naked of the- real truth by
which he tries to fool himself and the public that these ?l.-aths were not ?.Iso consequent to vaccination. And how
does 1..- and his defender, Dr. Skern, try to show that thes?! four terrible deaths from Lockjaw or Tetanus in the sup?
purating vaccination sore were "sequent" to vaccination but were not consequent to It? Simply by the medical and
io?Ki. al humbug as expressed In Commissioner Porter's own words here ?pioted that none of these cases of laokjaw
"were found to have developed less than three v/eeks after the vaccination, and In all cases the Identical vaccine virus
used was at the same time used on other subjects. Not everything which follows vaccination Is due to ft and It is not
probable that these were due to It."
NOW I say that such sham.'ful evasion and falsification of the obvious truth and deception of the public mind as
here shown In our State report and defended and endorsed by Dr. ?Skern shows that such men are Incompetent by pro?
fessional interest in ?.a.-cinatioii to have any charge or control of our Vital Statistics involving deaths from vaccina?
tion or other medical operations and should be entirely displaced by a wholly different ? lass of men, who should be j.'H
at the head of our Health Departments and In charge of our Vital Statistics; and I will hase something very strong
and significant to say on that point in a future public artl?*le.
It will therefore be noted that Commissioner Porter's und Dr. Skern's false defense and false logic are simply
this, that because the germ or InfecUon of the fatal Tetanus or laOi-kjaw was not in th?. vaccine vin.s itself when this
virus was Inoculated into the body or blood of the victim In the operation of va ? ination, therefore the subse.|?ient
death from IaOckjaw developing in the vaccination sore or entering it from other sourcea surrounding the vaccinated
person was not chargeable or due to the vaccination in any sense!
What a shocking Insult this is to men of ordinary honesty and intelligence can be realized when we aay that If
the Tetanus germ ?generally existed In the virus itself at the time of vaccination we would simply have thousands and
tens of thousands of deaths from va? ?ination and IaOckjaw where now we have dOMIU and hundreds!
And I ha..- here to ask our medical falsifiers if dozens or hundreds of deaths from this cause everv vear two or
three times the annual deaths from smallpox, particularly in little school children (which can easil) I?. prov>sdl are
not sufficient to call a halt on ??is ?barbarism of compulsory vaetcliutlon in our public schools and institutions and the
persistent and shocknig denial and concealment of its fatal effects In pir vital statiatica and yearly reiwrta!
According to this falsa and criminal logi?- of commissioner ?Porter ui?<l ?Dr. Skern, the assassin or oui great Presi?
dent McKinley could not be changed with murder because, forsooth, the bullet from his murdero'is pistol did not di?
rectly kill I'is victim, but death S as really . inised by the fatal wound infeetion of Septicemia, which developed in the
bullet wound after tli>- pistol shot: What essential difference does it make, therefore, In the final result of death
whether the Lockjaw InfecUon was In the virus at the moment of inoculation or developed m the festering va? ? im I
sor?? aftarwarda from some other common souri-e to which vaccinated persons are constantly exposed'* A suppuratli.c
wound is the first essential condition for the development of this disease, and a vac? ination wound is known to be o.ie
of the most common and perfect conditions for its development, just as a bed e?f manure in a dark cellar la tue i?l al
and perfect habitat anil condition for the development of mushroom spawn. It is obvious therefore that all the teta i us
?germa in ?the world would never kill any one while they remained merely in vscclne or other virus, and It is only v? hen
these germs get Into a wound on the human body from virus or from dirt or ?oil or other sour. .? and there develon .??vur
frightfully rapid nerve poison which soon kills the patient by terrible paralyzing spasms of th.- whole iKviy tbsl su? Ii
germa ?become ?langerons or fatal to the human being. Aii'l surely it must be obvious whether the !?>< kjaw en'.rrs the
vaccination wound at first or afterwanls. that the va'-ciiiation wouml is responsible for the lm.il result m eider cae?
and of course the result IB just as fatal to the victim In the end whether the infection was dir.. t and iiutl.il or indlr^t
It is therefore evident that the attempt to ex? use the operation of vaccination from all rispo.islbltlU localise th?
infection was not in the virus at the moment of vaccination is simply a dastardly evasion and .alslfliatlon of m-ti, "|
truth and responsibility which should huv? the strongest e-or.dcmi ation of every man of any common hencsty and
.m.,,. .ana. *
that a vaccinated s?hool
more children and adults are now being kill??! regularly every year from l.o kjaw and other It? feet lona ?n VM..Tn?t?
wounds than from smallpox no matter what Kx-?'ominissioner Porter or hi? ?lefen.br Dr SWti mav f.i?.-.
And our death certifi?tes und ?other vital re. ords. now concealed, will clearly "show this sho? l.lng fA.-t ai norm i. ._* *
people force a proper inspection and publication of the same, which result I inten.l publl? U to h< .?omDlisii ?W-L!f .
through with this most important <?ve duty whi-h we have taken on tuirsrlven for the tuMic mood it
ing these dangerous meditml f;.lsehoo?ls. these groes statistical con? eatments and these num.-roua vu,. inatla. ! i? '
and fatalities to the fullest extent of the actual truth. CHAN M l|??<- vw
?.71 Ninth St.. Brooklyn. N. Y., .?une 29. 1914. Treasurer Anti-Vaccination PSajM 01
Main offlie of The league:- I4_?l Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pa.
John Pit?.?irn, President. Porter F. ?'ope, Secretary.
POSTSCRIPT.?lust as this article was being pr?-pared for the presa another champion ha? appeared In the a__i
?on of Dr. J. Dana Hubbard, one of the doctors of our City Department of Health, who. In an elilM>rut. ?...,.. ,*??S_*
New Vork Sun of Suinta?.. June -.'1st. attempts to take up the defense of the follies and fat-Htte? of vaccinationV^il'i*
the ai?l of som. do. toi?-?l diagrams and the usual stale and disrupted medical arguments, most ol whl? h I hav^air e
disposed of in former articles and some of which I fully answer here. W?* aii"*a__y
Some time ?luring the summer vacation, as a matter of relaxation and to contribute to pul.It. amum..?.-... ?
.... -.>,.,? ,.t ih? ..in.? .l.unr.l .Ht.m.nti r,e I rr H,,I.Kuril *-hn .?mi In h.v. .?.A. hln....i. ... . "*""T *nt. I
In my next artb-le, which will probably end my work for the summer vacation, I Intend to ma.e It int?
lb? general public and for the selfish medical organizations with their big membershliw their In.meiVM funrf.*"*_'"'
heads of these departments able business an<1 working men nci doctors having professional interest In
atlous and concealment of medical mistakes, but ex ?pert laymen sanitary engineers anil statisticians ha?
interest adverse to publl?- right such as is now the actual fa?t i. ?England. wi?,.ie do? lor- <lo not ilomin??.
mal, ..I haaalfh unri vital ??. 11 ? r I, u 1.,it mhl.h ... s?a..n..-*-.< Kv okl. I.....,..,, with .!?......._.._... ."" '*** -
neeaee as was me great worn none at ineicpeiuietK-e mil on July tth, D7? (Which, by the Way i. ??Ti.
throw from the head office of our League In Philadelphia). ?