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Old 47th Gets!
On Arrival Here
Friends of Brooklyn Fight-;
crs Come to Reseue With i
Hotel Astor Reception
as City Committee Fails |
Lack of Funds Blamed
53d Pioneers, Home by Way
of Newport News, Shared
in Two Big Offensives
The Old Dominion steamship James- j
town brought home from Newport j
News yesterday 700 men of the 53d
Pioneer Infantry, formerly the old 47th |
Regiment, of Brooklyn.
They arrived in Newport News from !
overseas a week ago on the troopship
Madawaska. News of the coming of '
the regiment was received in Brook?
lyn, and hasty efforts were made to
give the Brooklyn fighters a reception
worthy of their exploits overseas.
Friends of the troops in the Eastern
District asked the Mayor's Committee
for a special reception, but it was
found that the funds were low. Mem?
bers of the 47th Regiment Citizens'
Reiief Committee then took charge and
arranged for a dinner at the Hotel As?
tor, where the homecomcrs were re?
ceived soon after debarkation. The
Jamestown docked at the Old Dominion
pier at Beach Street, where the men
had an opportunity to go ashore.
Later they were transported up the
river to Fiftieth Street, where they
debarked and marched to the Hotel
Astor. There the men were received by
Brigadier General James Robb, Bor?
ough President Riegelmann and Colonel
Harry B. Baldwin.
After the dinner the men were sent
to Camp Upton for quick demobiliza?
Colonei Charles II. Englesby, in com?
mand of the regiment, made the fol?
lowing statement relative to the activi?
ties of the old 47th overseas:
"The 53d Pioneer Infantry arrived
in France and became an integral part
of the A. E. F. August 1. 1918. Six
companies were under fire nine days
later at Belleville, and by August 29
the entire regiment had taken position
at the front preparing for the St.
Mihiel operation, the 1st Battalion be?
ing with the Fifth Army Corps.
Throughout the St. Mihiel offensive the
regiment operated close upon the heels
of the advancing infantry of the Sec?
ond, Fifth, Ninetieth and Twenty-sixth
divisions. It then moved to the Ar
gonne, where it was united and op?
erated in the front areas.of the Meuse
Argonne offensive as corps troops. The
wurk of the regiment in No Man's Land
and in the advanced battle areas was
commended by Generals Liggett, Dick
man and Wright."
The old 47th Infantry was the first
local regiment called to service in
April, 1917, and was detailed to guard '
duty in Brooklyn, Long Island and the
Catskills. This service was continued
until August, when the regiment was
sent in detachments along the coa3t j
from Virginia to New Hampshire. In j
October it was reassembled and sent to I
.Spartanburg for training. During this I
time many of the lieutenants and cor- !
porals were transferred to the 27th Di- i
vision, the captains and sergeants being I
retained to instruct drafted men.
The relief committee of the 47th has
a fund of 31.200, which will be used to I
help care for distressed families of ?
Actors Wife Asks
825.000 for Kisses
Sent Her Husband
Miss Frances Goldstein, i
Music Teacher, Sued by
Mrs. Frederick H. Speare !
in Action for Alienation
For the "millions of kisses" which it
is alleged Miss r rance3 Goldstein, a
Brooklyn music teacher, sent to Fred- ?
erick Harvey Speare, an actor, Speare's
wife, a practising physician, wants j
$25.000. Mrs. Speare appeared yester- i
day in the Supreme Court to prose- j
cute her suit tor that amount against :
Miss Goldstein, in which she alleges i
the music teacher alienated the af
fections of Mr. Speare. Some of the
numerous epistles of which Miss Gold?
stein is alleged to be the author are
addressed "Sweetheart Mine" and
"My Heart's Darling." The writer
signed herself "Your Faithful Baby."
"I first learned of the affair with
Miss Goldstein," Mrs. Speare testified
yesterday, "when she called at my
eome to confess that she was in love
with my husband. She said she had <
seen him once at a concert at Aeolian
? Hall and that she found herself head
over heels in love with him. Discov?
ering he was a married man. she said,
she decided to come to see me. After
we had talked a few minutes, she was
in tears and asked me to permit her to
write him a letter."
Counsel for Mrs. Spea?e then read
the following: "This will be brief and
abrupt. Our friendship is at an end.
I wan blinded. Mrs. Speare has my
pfcl ire? and my letters. You are lead?
ing a double life. I regret all. Such
a woman should be placed on a pedes?
tal. [ am here with her now. Now, I ;
hope to remain 1er friend.'
write no more. Miss G."
But Miss Goldstein was not penitent
?or long, according to the woman phy
C an, for a letter la^rn with "a billion
kisses" was delivered after the 'Writing
of the foregoing
Speare add I her husband ad?
mitted his affec or Miss Goldstein,
"bol explained the music teacher;
was just ene o feral women who!
w?re "running him, and that he ?
had to make \o\ dis? Goldstein to i
d of h< r. 1 ?.. ?fe testified Miss i
Go : stein wrote bit a letter In which
?be said: "I have a right to take him
you, and I a ill." .Mina Goldstein
will have an opportunity to-d&y to ?ay
\i?K in her own behalf. ?___
Soldiers and Wat Relief
Workers Enjoj ''Pretty Soft"
y,',r<- than 1,100 fighter? and war re
li?t workers witnessed the privat? p?r
formane? at "Pretty Soft" at the Mor?
HM Theatre; ?ant night. The public
ifld <?'<?;; the dramatic critic? were
Mpt otlt, The play was written by
Saul M. Totter, formerly a dramatic
at New York and Chicago, and
';>,<? ? from u tale In Boccaccio's
i*p?':umt>ron." Kdwin Nlesndsr and
Eos'- Coghlan played the leading roles.
i i.< play will bm repeated to-night for
*%t benefit of service men and war
workers, Hospital cots will be in?
stalled in tfao boxes. The latter will
<?? reserved for 100 men from Green
b'it Hospital nr.ii Base Hospitals No. 1
60 Chilean Officers
Held in Revolt Plot
Loaders of Conspiracy Say
They Intended to Keep All
BUENOS AYRES, May 12.?Dis?
patches received here concerning the
dissensions in tho Chilean army which
led the President to place three gen?
erals on the retired list say that more
than sixty officers of the army are under
arrest following the discovery of secret
political activity by army officers.
It was planned, the dispatches say, to
establish a military dictatorship on
June 1 and to call elections for a new
President. The accused officers declare
that they had no personal motives, but
were concerned only "in saving the gov?
ernment from a proletarian movement."
Generals Moore and Armstrong, who,
according to the dispatches, were the
leaders of the movement, are quoted as
saying that the army had no intention
of mutiny, but that the n,act among the
officers was an agreement "to maintain
order, even if. a military dictatorship
vv33 necessary." ?
Surplus Army Food
May Go to Relieve
War Department Agrees to
Suggestion of Packers
That Large Overstock of
Meats Be Used as Relief
WASHINGTON, May 12.?A method
of disposing of about 100,000,000 cans
of beef and more than 50,000,000
pounds of bacon, included in the sur?
plus food stocks of the army, has been
agreed upon between the War Depart?
ment and representatives of the pack?
The department announced to-day
that it had accepted the recommenda
;ion of the packers that the goods be
disposed of for export to relieve the
food situation in Europe, but that,
ihoud this be impossibe, the director
of sales would control the sale in this
:ountry, lixing the prices and method
of distribution with the packing in?
dustry acting as an agent.
The Director of Sales issued the fol
"Tho surplus products consist of
:anned roast beef, corned beef, corned
>eef hash and bacon. Of the roast beef
here are 12,000,000 six-pound cans,
.7,330,000 two-pound cans, 9,000,000
>ne-pound cans and 378,000 twelve
)unce cans. There are 5,600,000 six
pound cans, 18,000,000 twenty-four
lunce cans, 9,000,000 one-pound cans
ind 4,250,000 twelve-ounce cans of
:orned beef and 20,820,000 in one and
:wo-pound cans of corned beef hash,
rhere are 47,219,620 pounds of bacon,
i,686,000 of which is crated and located
n Chicago, Baltimore and Columbus.
"The foregoing quantities of packed
products represent the combined out
lut of the packing houses for five
nonths during the war, when the
liants were kept in operation continu
?usly to meet the demand for army sub?
sistence. It is explained by the com
nittee of packers that this amount was
i normal production of these plants
?ver a period of two years, and to
ilace this quantity of packed meats
>n the market at this time would seri
tusly affect prices on both canned and
"The representatives of the packing
ndustry strongly advised that all of
.his stock be disposed of for export.
It was hoped that it could be sold
ibroad to relieve the food situation in
many of the countries now on short
rations. It was also suggested that
negotiations be instituted through the
American relief administration, the
allied liquidation committee and or?
ganizations now aiding in the feeding
if some of the famine stricken coun?
ties. Should it be impossible to sell
:his stock of canned meat for export
rhen the director of sales would con?
trol the sale, fixing of prices and dis
.?-ibution, with the packing industry
acting as an agency for its sale.
"It we? pointed out that the sale
of this stock would be a difficult mat?
ter to effect in this country through
ordinary channels, for the reason that
most of it is not in commercial pack?
ages and does not appeal to domestic
consumers.. In ordinary times this
country would not offer a very good
market for canned meats, and it is
possible that a great deal of this would
have to be repacked and' put in com?
mercial state, and it is thought that
a much better price could be secured
by selling it for export.''*
Britain to Pay U. S.
$35,500,000 War Debt
Settlement of Balance Between
France and America Soon
New York Tribune
WASHINGTON, May 12.?Great Brit?
ain will pay the United States $35,500,
000 for all claims by this government
growing out of war supplies manu?
factured in this country, Secretary
Baker announced to-day. The sum was
agreed upon in a conference just com?
pleted by the American liquidation
commission, headed by Judge Parker,
assisted by Chester W. Cuthell; special
representative of Secretary Baker. The
amount was agreed upon in full settle?
ment of all claims by this government
against Great Britain and claims of
the British government against the
United State;'. The materials fur?
nished the British by this government
included spruce, Liberty motors, wood
distillates, nitro-cellulose powder, cot?
ton lintcrs and wool.
Discussing claims against other Al?
lied governments, which are expected
to be settled soon, Secretary Baker
"Wherever the expeditionary force has
a claim against the French government,
or the French have a claim against the
War Department for supplies furnished
the American expeditionary force, these
claims arc being assembled and worked
out ono against the other, an effort
being made to arrive at a not sum
which we owe the French or the French
owe us, in order to bring all of our
relations to a definite conclusion. In
the same way the liquidating com?
mission worked with the British.
Benjamin Glassberg Denies
Socialist League Connection
Benjamin Glassberg, the tenchor
who is on trial before the Board of
Education for alleged unpatriotic ut?
terances, informed The Tribune last
night that he wan not connected with
the Young People's Socialist League.
In its article yesterday dealing with
the Social int. Sunday schools. Tho
Tribune said that the movement to
ally the "Sunday schools" with tho
Young People's Socialist League "has
been fathered largely by Benjamin
"I have never had nny connection
with the Young People's Socialist
League," said Mr. Glastsbcrg. "There?
fore the statement in this morniifg'a
Tribune wu? without foundation."
Here to Solve
Merchants' AssociationCom- ?
mittee Joins "With State
sion to End the Situation !
There's No Lack of Money
Real Estate Operator in The
Bronx Says Tenants Must
Pay $14 or $15 a Room
Municipal court justices, real estate
operators and experts, a new commit?
tee on housing of the Merchants' As?
sociation, the Governor's Committee on
Reconstruction, and other individual
and civic organizations entered yester?
day upon a campaign to stimulate
construction in New York City, recog- !
nizing- this as the only means of re?
lieving the housing crisis.
The courts having jurisdiction over !
landlord-tenant cases were thronged I
yesterday, but no unusual evictions
were ordered. City marshals saic that |
the few dispossessed were families who '
forced the landlord to tho added <x- ?
pense of legrtl action. A moving van
took the furniture from the curb in
each case tc rooms rented and pre?
pared in advance.
Of 340 care3 on the calendars of
Parts I and II, Municipal Court, The ?
Bronx, 140 were satisfactorily com- i
promised out of court, 120 were either j
disposed of in favor of the tenants I
or adjourned, and eighty warrants of
eviction were issued.
Justice Harry M.. Robitzek, of the
Municipal Court, who was one of the !
first to recognize the existence of a I
housing crisis, declared emphatically '
yesterday that immediate and extensive
building is demanded. He said that he
knows of 100 builders who ar- ready
to construct any number of apartments
in The Bronx, but are unable to ob- ;
tain sufficient loans. He suggested
that the government interpose and offer i
building loans on the principle of tho
farm loans, through banks.
Shortage of Jurors, Too
Justice Robitzek, who presided at.
thirty jury trials in Part III of the
Bronx Municipal Court yesterday, de?
clared that the rent situation is be- I
coming worse steadily, notwithstand?
ing reports to the contrary. The jury
cases in municipal courts are being
complicated, he said, by the unwilling
ness of jurors to serve for S2 a day
when the compensation in the Supreme
Court was recently fixed at $3.
Burt L. Fenner, chairman of the1;
Housing Committee of the Merchants' ,
Association, issued a statement yester- ;
day for himself and his associates on
the committee. After declaring that ?
"I am inclined to believe that rent i
profiteering does not exist to any such !
extent as the exploitation of a com- ;
paratively few cases would lead the
public to suppose," Mr. Fenner asserts '
that the following two phases should
"First?The relief of the present j
emergency as far as practicable by the I
stimulation of private enterprise and !
without waiting for legislative action
by the city, state or nation.
"Second?The broad subject of hous-,
ing in all *its economic and sociologi- '
cal aspects, which is national rather
than local in scope."
Mr. Fenner says that prior to the ;
war private capital and private initia- '
tive kept the housing supply equal to '?
the demand, and continues:
"During the last four years the sup?
ply has gradually fallen off until the de- ?
mand far exceeds the supply. The re
suit is hardship and privation, crowd-;
ing to a highly unsanitary degree and, I
with a general renewal of industrial !
activity, shortage of labor must!
After observing that the difficulties
of financing appear to form the real
crux of the emergency, Mr. Fenner ?
"There must be a cure. There is no
actual thortage of money.
"The banks of the United States have
abundant resources for the financing
of industry. Cannot a way be found
to show that improvement in the physi?
cal environment of the wage earner by
the construction of more and better
homes is as vital a factor in stimulat?
ing production in all industry as is the :
construction and equipment of the
Members of the Committee
Mr. Fenner's associates on the com?
mittee are Leo S. Bing, of Bing &
Bing; G. Richard Davis, of A. L. Mor
decai & Son, Inc.; Ernest F. Eidlitz,
counsel for Building Trades Employ
ers'*Association; Francis N. Howland,
of Candee, Smith & Howland; Clar?
ence H. Kelsey, president of Title
Guarantee and Trust Company;
Charles D. Norton, vice-president of
First National Bank; Walter Stabler,
controller of Metropolitan Life In?
surance Company; Charles H. Strong,
of Strong & Mellcm, and Robert F.
Simon. Mr. Fenner is with McKim,
Mead & White.
H. J. Semple, a veteran real estate
| operator of The Bronx, declared that
j while families search frantically for ]
dwelling places blocks of unimproved :
I territory stretch out along the new i
subway lines. The property, he said, ?
is even depreciating in value. I
"No man can build," he said, "and j
hope to charge less than $14 or $15 ?
for a room. Construction in The
Bronx is almost at a standstill. Prices
Increases Are Justified
"Increases In rent of 25 and even 30 ;
per cent are justifiable. High .rents ;
in new buildings would be only fair j
to the builder, but with the agitation
against rent profiteers, no one will i
take a chance. Building is going on
only in the sections where people un- j
derstand conditions and are willing to I
nay for service and quarters with an ?
appreciation of the conditions con
fronting the builder."
Mr. Sempko gave the following table
of increased costs of construction over i
1914 Now !
Brick?!, per 1.000. $7.oo ?lR.r.o I
Cement, pt barrol . 1.60 :i.00 ?
Lumber, p<t i,ooq foot.... 36 oo to.oo ;
Labor, per 'lay :
F'laaterera . '??'?o 7.00
CarpenN'm . *? IiO 0 50
Unskilled . 1.75 \ oo '
Can't Get Fair Loans
lie asserted that banks and title '
1 companies are unwilling to make loans
in proportion to the increased costs.
In some eases, interest at r>Vat per cent
is demanded instead of 5 per cent. The
present hesitancy of builders, he said,
; might be overcome by tho end of tho
j summer. Building operations will grow ;
then, he predicted. ,
A letter was given to the police yes?
terday by Max Herman, of 458 Shef- !
field Avenue, owner of a building where j
twenty-seven families are striking for :
n 10 per cent decrease. The letter ]
"For any inconvenience that you
make us y?u will pay with your lif" j
and the lives of your wife and children. I
"A MEMBER." I
l.?OMN?ght; Tale of Wise
Caliph and The Causeway
In-Right, the Faithful, Se nds His Mamelukes to Un
Crowd the Bridge That the Hy-One's Chariot
May Not Be Impeded and None Cross His Path
Houris and warriors all, and those
honored ones who wear the green tur?
ban, give ear to the wondrous tale of
the wise caliph and the crowded bridge!
Now, it befell that in the second year
of the Profit, while Hy-ian was caliph
over all the city, he and In-right the
Faithful, vizier and captain of the
mamelukes, chanced to be drawn in
their chariot across the bridge that
spans the stream between the caliph's
royal residence and the palace where
he administered justice to the common
And behold the causeway was un?
commonly crowded with common peo?
ple, so that the course of the chariot
was delayed and Hy-lan was late at the
council hall and the light of his ruddv
countenance was clouded. And it
chanced that on the caliph's return to
his palace in the cool of the day, when
he was much wearied from separating
members of the Board of Estimate, the
bridge was again filled with horses and
chariots and common people, and the
serene course of the "chariot of the
Father of the Faithful once more was
Wherefore the good caliph took
counsel with himself and his vizier.
In-right. And In-right took counsel!
but he also took Inspector John Daly,
and the words that he whispered were
winged, so that the ears of the in?
spector became fiery.
And Daly bsstirred himself, and sent
forth an order to the mamelukes of the
traffic precincts, so that henceforth at
8:30 of the morning hours, when the
caliph journeyed from his palace to his
throne, and again at ii:30, when he re?
turned homeward, the causeway should
be guarded by twelve large men-at
In Race Rioting
Several Fines and Sentences
Imposed as Aftermath
of Uprising ; Alleged
Slayer of Negro Held
CHARLESTON', S. C, May 12.?The
city is quiet to-day after the race riot
of Saturday night and early Sunday
morning, in which two thousand blue?
jackets from the local navr.l training
As a result of four hours of rioting,
two negroes, James Talbert and Isaac
Doctor, are dead, and thirty-five ne?
groes and eight sailors are in hospitals.
The riot began at Charles and^ Mar?
ket Streets, after the wounding of
Isaac Doctor, who is alleged to have
shot a bluejacket.
Many of the riot cases came up in
police court to-day. Several sentences
of a $50 fine or thirty days in jail were
imposed on the charge of carrying con?
cealed weapons. One sailor charged
with inciting to riot was turned over
to the naval authorities.
A feature of the riot was that very
few of the white citizens of Charleston
The riot started at 10 o'clock Satur?
day night, and until 1 o'clock Sunday
morning pistol and rifle shots were
heard all over the city. Shooting gal?
leries were raided and rifles taken and
turned upon negroes.
The police were unable to handle the
situation and truck loads of naval
police were sent from the navy yard
and the naval training camp. The al?
leged slayer of Isaac Doctor was ar?
rested by the chief of police.
1c. Fare Suit of
Newark Mayor Up
alien's Effort to Recover
Penny Given Hearing;
$100,000 Fund Raised
NEWARK, May 12.- Mayor Charles
P. Gillen's suit against the Public
Service Railway Company to recover
1 cent, paid to a conductor May 6,
after the company had increased the
fare from G to 7 cents, .vas heard to?
day in the Second District Court be?
fore Judge Frederick Johnson.
Mayor Gillen testified that he board?
ed a trolley car in frontof the City Hall
to ride to Broad and Mar':et streets.
He asked the conductor the rate of fare
and was told 7 cents.
"I dropped 0 cents in the box," said
the Mayor, "and I told the conductor
I would* pay no more. He insisted the
fare was 7 cents and demanded that
I deposit another cent. I did deposit
the extra cent, informing the conductor
that it was under protest, as I consid?
ered the 7 cent, fare illegal."
"Did you have any business at
Broad and Market streets at that
time?" asked Mr. Bergen on cross
"No particular business."
"How do you get to the City Hall
from your house?"
"I've been walking since the fare
went up." replied the Mayor.
Decision was reserved.
The New Jersey League of Munici?
palities will raise a fund of $100,000
to fight the fare increases on the lines
of the Public Service Railwny Com?
pany. This action was decided upon
yesterday at a meeting of the execu?
tive committee of the league in the
City Hall here.
Film Men Held for
Showing "Fit to Win"
Assislant District Attorney Calls
Picture "Revolting and
Alfred D. Harsten. niiinnwr of the
Gotham Theatre, 165 Enst 125th Street,
and Isaac Slutzer, a film distributer,
were held for examination yesterday in
Harlem Police Court charged with
showing an indecent picture and main?
taining a disorderly house as the re?
sult of the presentation of the motion
picture "Fit to Win" at the theatre
Alfred J. Tallcy, Assistant District
Attorney, nttonded the show and
caused the arrest of the men. He
characterized the picture as "revolting
, and disgusting."
' arms and the chariot of Hy-lan might
roll on its serene way unimpeded.
So the good caliph rode contented
i and no one crossed his path, so great
I was the devotion of his vizier and the
mamelukes, and Hy-lan thought long
on the sorrows of the common people.
* * *
Houris and warriors, and those hon?
ored ones who wear the green turban,
| give now the other ear to the tale of
the good caliph and the goats.
Behold, on the 12th day of the third
month of spring, a hadji approached
the mighty seat where the good Caliph
Hy-lan of Ruddy Countenance sat sur?
rounded by his lords and fighting men.
And the suppliant, who came from the
far region of Flat'oush, made dolorous
moan against the goats of that region.
And the brow of Hy-lan grew dark,
for he knew and loved the way of
goats, and when freed of his cares
for the common people he had dis?
ported with them in the midst of the
revellers at Palm Beach.
But he who petitioned told of the
hunger and unscrupulousness of the
goats, how they ate everything and
| could not be stayed, how the smell of
them went forth in the land and the
noise of their blatting endured from
morn to eventide. And great beads
? of sweat stood on the brow of the
good caliph, while he weighed his love
for the common people and his fond?
ness for goats against each otfier.
And at last he spoke to his vizier.
In-right, commander of the Mamelukes,
who sent forth an order to Captain
Michael R. Kelly, of the Flatbush sta?
tion, that the goats should be pacified
and, if need be, arrested.
Behold, it was done, and all the
people?especially the common people?
marvelled at the justice of Hy-lan, of
the Ruddy Countenance, the good
Polish Jews Dying
In Hordes for Lack
Of Food, Says Davis
Red Cross Official Asserts
One in Ten Is Dead, and
Calls on America to Come
to Their Aid Quickly
"The only hope for the children of
I Israel is in the Jews of America," said
I Dr. Haim I. Davis, who was a major in
I the American Red Cross Commission
to Poland, yesterday. His appeal to
! American Jews to help those in Eastern
Europe, of whom one in every ten had
j died in the wars, was made in a state?
ment given out by the American Jew?
ish Relief Committee. It was the
younger generation, he said, which had
suffered most, and it virtually was
"If the Jews of America could sec
the Jewish suffering that I have seen
they would never be able to sit down
to another meal until they had pledged
the last farthing they could give to the
relief of their fellows who are dying
like flies in Warsaw, Pinsk, Brest
Litovsk and other parts of the new
Poland. Jews in America have butter
| on their bread, but thousands \ipon
thousands of Polish Jews have neither
seen nor eaten bread for months," Dr.
I Davis said.
Babies Born to Starve
"In Warsaw I visited the largest
: Jewish hospital. It had 700 beds and
was trying to care for 1,100 patients,
practically without medicine or disin?
fectants of any kind. There was not
even any coal to warm water for bath?
ing the patients, for the Poles were
fighting one of the other new nations
for possession of the cori! field?.
"While I was in the hospital a Jew?
ish baby was born. The mother of that
baby had had no food of any kind for
| four days. Mothers in this country can
! perhaps imagine the anguish of that
? Jewish mother who gave life to her
| child only to know that it must starve
, to death.
"This case was not the exception but
the rule. I traveled 2,000 miles in Po?
land, and in every city, town and vil
? l?ge emaciated Jewish children pite
ously cried for bread. Poland is a
purgatory, not made by God but by
man, and in it human beings are suf?
fering untellable tortures."
'Planes to Speed Mail
Delivery Will Be Quickened
in Many Eastern and
WASHINGTON, May 12.?Inaugura?
tion of air mail service between Chi?
cago and Cleveland Thursday will ad
! vanee carrier delivery of mail bearing
air mail stamps at Cleveland and Bos
I ton by sixteen hours/ and at Albany
I and New York City and Springfield,
! Mass., by six hours, Assistant Post
I master General Praeger announced to?
Mr. Praeger also explained that let?
ters bearing air mail stamps if posted
in New York in time for a train leav?
ing that city at 5:31 p. in., would reach
Chicago in time for 3 o'clock afternoon
I delivery by carrier, instead ?of the fol?
lowing morning carrier delivery, as
would be the case if sent through by
Edge to Resign Friday
As Governor of N. J.
Acting Governor Runyon Ex?
pected to Announce Candi?
dacy Later in Day
TRENTON, N. J., May 12. ? An?
nouncement was made to-day of a
change in the plans for the resigna?
tion of Governor Edge. The latest
arrangement calls for Governor Edge
formally to resign Friday morning,
and at noon William M. Runyon, of
j Union, president of the Senate, will he
' sworn in as acting governor to serve
until the Governor to be elected next
fall takes office. The original plan
was that. Governor Edge should resign
Saturday, but he thought he needed
one more day as a private citizen be?
fore taking office as a member of ihe
United States Senate. He will be
sworn in as a member of the Senate
at noon Monday.
8-Hour Day for Rail Worker?
ROME, May 12.- By a ministerial
decree the workers on the lat.linu rail?
ways nre granted an eight-hour day,
with one day off duty weekly.
U. S. to Keep
Seized in War
Chairman Hurley in State?
ment Dissipates the Idea
Held in England That
Craft Will Be Returned
May Take Foreign Orders
Ban Is Likely To Be Raised
and Some Vessels Al?
ready Built May Be Sold
By Theodore M. Knappen
New York Tribune
WASHINGTON, May 12. ?While
there appears to be an impression in I
England that the United States is only j
temporarily to retain control of the i
seized German ships. Chairman Hurley,
of the Shipping Boards said to-day that
whatever the method of adjustment, the i
ships would certainly be kept by the
Other features of the shipping situ- j
ation and policy were dealt with by
Mr. Hurley as follows:
First?It is probable that permission
will be granted soon to American ship?
builders to accept foreign orders for
Second?The Shipping Board is likely
to dispose of some of its own steel
ships to foreign buyers, who are will?
ing to pay a top price and have the
Third?There have been no further
cancellations of shipbuilding contracts
than the original 3,500,000 tons, fol?
lowing the armistice.
Cheaper to Complete Ships
Pending the submission of the out?
line of the national requirements in
types, based on a scientific examination
of the facts of commerce, checked up
by the advice of practical shipping
men. the brakes are being put on con?
struction to a certain degree. In some
instances previous cancellations or
suspensions have been revoked because
investigation showed that construction
had progressed to such a point that it
was cheaper to complete than to scrap.
Thus twelve of the transports being
built at Hog Island have been rein?
stated. Originally seventy of this type
were ordered built at Hog Island.
Thirty-live were 'definitely cancelled.
Of the remaining thirty-five, twelve
were on the ways. These were held
up, but work on them has been re?
In the matter of foreign orders, it
is planned to arrange to let foreigners
take over some of the contracts that
the Shipping Board desires to have
cancelled or has already cancelled.
Some foreign countries may have need
of a type of boat Of which the United
States already has too many. By sub?
stituting foreign orders in this way.
parts and materials already delivered
or ordered can be used, and the result
will be advantageous to the builder as
well as to the government.
Too Many of Certain Types
Of the ships that have been com?
pleted or which will be completed be?
cause that is the most economical
[ thing to do, there may be too many of
some types for the normal peace com
: merce of the United States. In such
? cases the Shipping Board will consider
selfing completed ships to foreigners.
With the removal of the need for
; precipitate speed, builders are pro
: eceding much more deliberately than
, during the war. At the present rate
of building the United States yards
will hardly build more than 4,000,000
tons deadweight this year, notwith?
standing increased efficiency and addi?
tions to the number ?? ways. Under
war pressure they would probably have
built 8,000,000 tons this year. The re?
sult is that it will take until the mid?
dle of 1921 to complete the present
The yards are now turning out com?
pleted ships at the rate of about 200,
000 gross tons a month, the total of
deliveries from January 1 to May 1
having been 204 ships of 781,980 gross
tons. Of these 161 were steel of 683,
780 tens and forty-three were com?
posite of 99,200 tons.
The total construction by the Ship?
ping Board to date is 731 steamships of
2,773,567 gross tons.
The long expected reduction in tire
prices has been made by the promi?
nent companies in the industry and it
is expected that the smaller ones will
follow suit. Although the reduction
may be said to have been long expect?
ed, a great many persons felt that
there were just as good reasons not
to expect a cut in tire prices as there
were for '"oki'^ f"- eve. Cost of prc
\ duction, in which labor is a chief item,
| has not shown any decrease in the case
i of tires any more than it has in the
| case of automobiles themselves. Vari
j ous reasons have been ascribed for the
j announcement of lower prices, but
j none of them has any relation to eco
| nomic problems.
Automobile tires at least are now
; selling on a true pre-war basis. It is
j the better part of a year since prices
advanced about 10 per cent on tires,
? and the present reduction puts them
back to where they were sold before
? this country entered the war.
A new corporation, called the Wis
I consin Parts Company, has been or
! ganized to manufacture Wisconsin
! axles. W. F. Rockwell, formerly vice
president of the Torbenson Axle Com
| pany, of Cleveland, is president and
general manager of the new company.
? The corporation has bought the assets
! of the E. B. Hayes Machinery Corpora
! tion, of Oshkosh, and has organized
with a capital stock of S500.000, of
which ?300.000 is preferred and $200,
000 common stock.
The Wisconsin Parts Company will
continue the manufacture of worm
I drive axles for trucks of one to five
tons capacity, and will also make a
i tractor axle. More than 1,000 Wiscon
: sin worm drive axles were supplied to
i the British government in war time.
George E. Blakeslee, Jersey City au?
tomobile man, has induced'the State
Highway Commission to pass a r?solu
tion providing for the appointment of
1 n special committee to investigate the
.possibility of an improved thorough
tare from the Lincoln Highway to the
Jersey entrance of the proposed Hud
! son River vehicular tunnel.
! The principal feature of the Blakes
| lee plan is a viaduct on Twelfth Street,
Jersey City, from Monmouth Street to
: Hoboken and Palisades Avenue, to be
i jart of the new state highway system.
From the end of this viaduct there
would perhaps be a road to the Lin?
coln Highway Mr. Blakeslee believes
that the stnte should pay for the road
improvement, and particularly so in
view of the fact that Hudson County
does not receive any funds from the
state roud tax. C. E. T. S.
Welfare Report Fixes
16 as Working Age
Nine Months' Schooling De?
manded for Children Be?
tween 7 and 18 Years
Xew York Tribun*
WASHINGTON, May 12.?Standards
for child welfare drawn up in tenta?
tive form at the Child Welfare Con?
ference in Washington last week were
made public by the Department of La- j
bor to-day. The standards will be fur-1
ther discussed at regional conferences
in nine cities in the next three weeks
under auspices of the children's bu?
reau, Department of Labor.
Sixteen is set as the lowest age at
which children can go to work in any
occupation during months when school
is in session. Nine months' schooling,
either full or part time, for children
between 7 and 18 years of age is pro?
posed as the minimum. A child of 16
cannot go to work unless he has com?
pleted the eighth grade. Education be?
yond the eighth grade is to be pro?
vided for employed children between
16 and 18 years old by attendance at
day continuation schools.
K. of C. Dinner!
State and City Officials and |
Army and Navy Men '.
Pay Honor to Dr. Hayes
at Celebration at Astor
"As an old New Yorker of New York ;
I love the great city with all my soul,
j and I wish to announce here to the
officials of the city that there is no ;
more devoted New Yorker than the new I
! Archbishop of New York. I feet that I
; when we do anything to help New York
we do something that is helping the!
j United States?and who would not !
j work to help America, the champion ;
, and hope of the whole world."
With these words. Archbishop Patrick !
J. Hayes brought 1,000 Knights of Co- ?
' lumbus and their friends to their feet :
? cheering last night at the Hotel Astor, j
where the prelate was the guest of |
; honor at a dinner to celebrate his ele- ?
' vation to the archbishopric of the New '
j York See. Laity and clergy joined in !
; tribute to the first native-born New i
i Yorker selected by Rome as head of ?
| this archdiocese. State and city offi
I cials and officers of the army and navy
I sat at the guest table. At the tables in
the grand ballroom were hundreds of
; chaplains from overseas.
Standing under the blue and white ?
! flag presented to him as Chaplain Gen- i
eral of the American Military establish
ment, Archbishop Hayes responded to
the many speeches of congratulation.
Gratified by Non-Catholics
"Because I have been elevated to the .
; dignified office of Archbishop, I rather :
expected the loyal and good Catholics of ?
: this Archdiocese would be true to me.
: That is fundamentally Catholic. 1 claim
it as a right. It is most gratifying to '
me, however, that my non-Catholic j
friends pay me tribute and especially ?
; that they pay me tribute by saying that '
j I am a real,true American," said Arch- !
"Recently a very prominent man, 1
; a Jewish friend of mine, said the mem- !
bers of his faith were going to stand
behind me and, speaking for the po
; litical organibation of which he is a
; member, he said, 'I thank God that we
! have a Catholic Governor, a Catholic |
| Mayor and a Catholic Archbishop in
j New York.
"An army officer who met me on one ?
j occassion and who is a non-Catholic.
I wrote me from France a very formal
I letter after he had learned that I had !
| been elevated to the Archbishporic, in '
which he said that the first time he
told his chaplain that I would soon be
batting .300. I now appeal to by broth?
er bishop, who will agree with me that '
you must be 'batting .300' when you |
'. become Archbishop of New York."
Called "Regular Fellow"
"Another non-Catholic friend," con?
tinued the prelate, "emt me recently ani?
told me he liked me because I was a ;
'regular fellow.' What that means I do
not know, and to tell the truth I have
The Archbishop then spoke of his ap?
preciation of the sentiments of loyalty
; from clergy and laity since his eleva?
tion and assured those who had offered
theid services to him that he would call
ono them in the near future for some
"I shall never forget the press of
; this great city," he continued. "They
have never missed an opportunity to
say a word of praise for me, and, in?
deed, the press seemed to go out of its
way to give me encouragement in my
work. I take this occasion to-night as
a wonderful tribute to Almighty God
paid through the Knights of Columbus
and the citizens of New York. In my
duties, r what I tried to do during this
| war, I was inspired and moved by the :
I highest ideals, looking toward Goo
; for his benediction upon our beloved
Father Haliigan Speaks
Father James J. Haliigan, chaplain of
"The Lost Battalion," told of the exploit
of the New York soldiers in the Ar
Dr. Harry P. Swift, chairman of the
; New York Chapter of the Knights of
; Columbus, was the taostmaster. Jafes
! A. Flaherty, supreme knight, reviewed
: the work of the order in the war.
Others at the. guests' tables were:
William T. Fox, William P. J3urr,
1 Assistant District Attorney Alfred J.
! Talley. the Rev. E. P. Tivnan, S. J.; the
; Very Rev. John J. Dunn, D. D.; the
Right Rev. George J'. Waring. Commis?
sioner of Charities Bird S. Coler, Jus
; tice Victor J. Dowling, District Attor?
ney Edward Swann, the Rev. John J.
i Wynne. S. J.; Morgan J. O'Brien. Com?
missioner of Docks and Ferries Murray
Hulbert, Major General Thomas H.
i Barry. U. S. A.; Rear Admiral John D.
: McDonald, U. S. N.; the Right Rev.
?? Bishop D. D. Cantwell, Los Angeles:
! Maurice Francis Egan, the Right Rev.
! Joseph F. Mooney, V. G.; Borough
: President of Manhattan Frank L. Dow?
ling. Frank A. Munsey, the Very Rev.
! M. J. Lavelle, Monsieur Marcel Knecht.
Clarence J. Shearn, John J. Duffy,
: James E. Finegan, Frank J. Jones and
Police Commissioner Richard- E. En
Cohan Sued for $50,000
Robert Hilliard Brings Action
Robert Hilliard, the actor, yesterday
?filed a suit for $50,000 against George
; M. Cohan, actor, manager and play
; wright. Hilliard alleges that last De
' cember he and Cohan made an agree
! ment under which Cohan was to dram
) atize the comedy "A Prince There
\ Was," in which Hilliard was to have
; the leading r?le. The actor says ho
? was to receive the profits from the
play after deducting Cohan's royalties.
? Then there was a new agreement under
I which Hilliard conveyed to Cohan all
! his interest in the play. Cohan was to
| rewrite and reconstruct it and call it
j "Honest John O'Brien." Cohan has
failed to live up to. his last agreement,
) says Hilliard.
3,000 Join in
Tribute Is Paid to Naval
Hero at Carnegie Hall;
Reminded of Rebuke
for Pledge to England
Allies Sunk 205 U-Boats
Dr. Van Dyke Addresses
V c if s e s to Of?icer at
Civic Forum's Function
When Admiral William S. Sims in
1910 declared that if the British em?
pire ever found itself embroiled in
war the U?ited States would fight side
by side 1m behalf of England he was
officially rebuked. George W. Wicker
sham, former Attorney General, re?
minded the admiral of that last night
at the testimonial meeting in Carnegie
Hall arifcnged by the Civic Forum in
honor of the man who commanded the
Americit? navy overseas. Mr. Wieker
shani presided at the public testi?
monial, which attracted a gathering of
Tr**outes were paid to the admiral
by Henry Clews, Nicholas Murray But?
ler and the Rev. Dr. William T. Man?
ning. Robert E. Ely read the verses
written for the occasion by Henry van
New York's Greeting to Admiral
By a standing vote the following
greeting was tendered the admira;:
"We, the undersigned citizens of New
York, feel it a privilege and the most
welcome of duties, to express our pio
found admiration for your inmeasur
able services in the late war as com?
mander of the American Naval Forces
in European waters.
"The struggle in which our Allies
and this country engaged in defense
of freedom and democracy could never
have resulted so victoriously without
the vital part played by the British
and American navies.
"It was the great food fortune of the
United States and the Allied cause that,
our fleet abroad was commanded by one
who embodied the highest personal anl
professional qualities. Who can ever
forget the sleepless skill and indomita?
ble vigilance with which men, muni?
tions and supplies were transported
and convoyed across the Atlantic! Your
share, sir, in this unparalleled and in?
credible feat will make your country
and its sister nations in the combat
forever your debtors.
"No words can add lustre to great
deeds. But your example, sir, as naval
officer, patriot, gentleman, will long
inspire other Americans to give their
best to their country's service."
205 U-Boats Sunk; G.030 Perished
Admiral Sims responded with a r??
sum? of the overseas work of the navy.
He said that dc-nth bombs and sub?
marines had destroyed a total of 205
German submarines, with a loss of
between 6,000 and 7,000 of the German
crews. Of these he credited to the
British navy 90 per cent, with 5 per
cent each to the credit of the French
and American navies.
His relations with General Pershing
had always been entirely harmonious,
the admiral said.
"His was the biggest stunt that has
ever* been undertaken since the world
began," the admiral declared. "The
thing ? detest most since I have re?
turned to America is the nasty little
criticisms that I find being circulated
about General Pershing from time to
Dr. van Dyke's Tribute ^B
Following are Dr. van Dyke's
Tell us the story. admira?, of what our
fleet has done.
To land two million men in France without
the loss of one.
To keep the ocean highway free, and balk
the pirate Hun.
The navy is a silent force and never likes
to tell ;
But now the German fleet ha? gone from
Heligoland to hell.
So let us hear what our sailors did so
valiantly and well.
I saw you in London?'twas just two year?
America at Inrt had come to face the whole
world's foe ;
You told me what you mean to do : and
verily it was so!
Our Union Jack is loyal blue with stars of
purest white :
And that's the spirit, brave and true, in
which our sailors fight.
They've put another victory through, with
honor, for the right.
You'll praise the officers and crew, from
the bridge unto the band.
For that is every seaman's due. And yet
we understand ?
The navy breeds, is
The navy mi d...
Fine sffisars ::r..-! z:r.'2:^.?r.. !l?3 7~z,
To" care for the good of every ship and take
the high command.
Continued from pose twenty
pelier New York via Bordeaux; Ohloan.
\--w V.rk via Bordeaux; Pequot, Norfolk.
PI YMOUTH May 9.?Sailed: Steamer?
Borlnquen (from Dartmouth). New York;
J Y'],YMOrTH.~May 10.?Arrived: Stisrn
er AquRanla (Br.). New York; steamer
War Noble <Br.). Newport News.
PORT SAID. May 7.-Arrived: Steam?
er Thorvalil Halvorsen (Nor.), New York.
ROTTERDAM. May 6.?Arrived : Steam?
er Infold. New York. May 4?bailed:
Steamer Fining. Sandy Hook.
ROUEN. May 5.? Sailed: Steamer Ven
nachar (Br.), New Orleans. m
BALHOA Mav IS.?Arrived: Steamer?
Csmafaey, La Libertad: .1. B. Stetson,
Callao Lake Ontario. Coquimbo. Salle?.
Steamer? Peru. Valparaiso: Kentucky
(Br.) (from New York.) Yokohama.
BUEN08 AYRES. May 9.?Sailed :
S -hooner Frederic A Duggan (from Sanr
to?), Havana; steamer Glen White, New
CRISTOBAL. May 12.?Arrived: Steam?
ers Santa Flavin J'u-rto Cabello (and
sai'ed for New Orleans): Panama, New
York Alexandrian (Br.), Liverpool; Mun
caster Castlo (Br. ). New York for
Vladivostok. Sailed: Steamer Botsford.
LAS PALMAS. April 28.?Arrivedl
Schooner Charles A. Dean. New York.
ROTTERDAM. May 6.?Sailed: Schooner
Jacob Van lieemslcirk. New York.
The connecting mail close at the General
Postoffice and City Hall Postofflce Station,
New York, as follows:
Philippine Islands, via Vancouver and
Victoria, B. C, at r.:S0 p. m.. May 24, lor
dispatch per steamship Emprcs of Japan.
Tahiti. Marquesas. Cook Islands, New
| Zealand and sprclall" addressed mail for
Australia, via San Francisco, close at 6:30
p. m.. Ma y26, for dispatch per steamship
Samoan Islands, Australia, and specially
addressed mail for New Zealand, via San
Francisco, at & :tl0 p. m., June 5, for dis?
patch per steamship Ventura.
Hawaii ?tul Guam. olOM f.::?0 p. m. daily.
This mall is forwarded to the Pacific Coast
dally for dispatch to destination by the
Japan. Korea. China, Slum, Cochin China.
and Netherlands East Indies. clo?e at 6:30
p. m. dally. This mail Is forwarded to the
Pacific Coast dally for dlapatch to destina?
tion by tho boat opportunity.