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Mayor to Aid
La Follette in
U.S. Gas Inquiry
! lylan Instructs Corporation
Counsel to Place Record
of 4 Y?cars' Fischt in Hands
of Senate Investigators
?re?* Rockefellers Hand
People Bring Plundered hy
Interlockitig Gas and Oil
Interests, He Declares
Mayor Hylan asked Corporation Coun- :
-el O'Brien yesterday to place before
-he Committee on Manufactures of the ?
United States Senat*-, which is now
'??nducting an investigation of the ?
question of monopoly with respect to j
ihe prices of petroleum products, in-j
eluding gas oil, all the- records and ?
data of the gas rate cases in which
this city has been interested during
the last four years. Senator La Follette j
introduced the resolution for the in- i
vestigatioii in the Senate.
"The City of New York is vitally
concerned in this senatorial investiga?
tion,"' the Mayor said in his letter to
Mr. O'Brien. "An opportunity is pre?
sented for doing a splendid service to j
the gas consumer.* of this city who
have been patiently waiting for over
a year for Chairman Prrndergast and
his colleagues on Governor Miller's
Public Service Commission to reduce
the price ci gai to 80 cents or less.
Says Interests Interlock
"As the price of gas oil is the most
important fact r i nti ring into the cost
of making ga.-i and it was this clement
of cost mainly that enabled the gas
companies to have the 80-cent gas '
statute set aside, I hereby direct you j
to place immediately before Senator La j
Follette and the members of the Com- j
mittee on Manufactures all the records
and data collated in the gas rate cases j
iB which this city has been involved I
[ during the past four years. Make par
| tieular mention of the following dis
Ho:>ures brought out in these litiga
"That the price paid by the gas com?
panies to the oil monopoly was unfair
i and unreasonable and. further, that
the purchases were made from ? mo?
nopoly closely related to the gas in
"That Rockefeller, who was a domi?
nant party in the control of the Stand?
ard Oil Company of New Jersey, was
also a member of the executive com?
mittee of the Consolidated Gas Com?
pany, which buys all its gas oil from
the former company.
"That the Standard Oil Company's
domination over the ;jrice of gas oil
enabled the Consolidated Gar. Com?
pany to assail succevr'ully the 80-ccnt
gas statute of this state.
"That intimate relations existed be?
tween the Brooklyn Union Gas Com?
pany and the Standard Oil Company,
"That there are governmental rec?
ords showing a variation In the price
charged by the Standard Oil Company
for gas oil exported and the price
charged during the same period for
gas oil to the gas companies with
which it is affiliated.
People Being "Plundered"
"If the interlocking of gas compa?
nies and oil companies is to be per?
mitted to go on without check or hin?
drance, upon the par* of the state and
Federal officials, the plundering of the
people through extortionate prices for
such commodities as gas will continue
unabated. See to it that Senator La
Follette and the Committee on Manu?
factures are aided in every possible
way, to the end that the stronghold of
these combinations upon the gas busi?
ness of the City of New York may be
effectively controlled, if not entirely
broken, and that the price of gas may
be reduced to a charge that is fair
and which will represent common jus?
tice to the millions of consumers.
OIHrst I . S. Employee to Quit
NICHOLASVILLE, Ky.. July 22.
Captain S. S. Cole, ninety-six years old,
reputed to bo the oldesi person in the
employ of the Federal government, an?
nounced to-day his intention of retiring
ar. superintendent of the National
Cemetery at Camp Nelson. Captain
Cole was a personal fritnd of Abraham
Lincoln and was appointed to his pres?
ent position forty years ago by Robert
Lincoln, then Secretary of War. He is
a veteran of the Mexican, Ci,vil and
Blackfoot Indian wars.
Board of Estimate
Killing Zoning Law.
Charge Borough Presidents
Favor Property Changes
Without the Consent of
Majority of Residents
The value of the real estate zoning
resolution will be wiped -out If the
city authorities continue to add amend?
ments, according to a statement issued
yesterday by the Real Estate Board of
New York. The statement says:
"The advocates of the building zono
resolution passed by the Board of Es?
timate in 1916. gave as a certain result
of its adoption the stabilization of
property, values because of the per?
manency in the character of occupa?
tion. The resolution stated there
would be no changes in zone areas un?
less petitioned for by more than fiO
per cent of the owners of frohtage on
streets affected by the proposed change
or by a proceeding initiated by the
Board of Estimate for the general good
of th? entire community.
"Recently the entire policy of the
city has changed. By n resolution of
the Board of Estimate, the Board -of
Appeals was authorized to make
I changes within a city block where such
I changes were justified. The calendar
for the Board of Estimate -of July 11
j showed applications for sixty chnnges.
?The calendar of the Board for July 19
j contained thirty applications. Some
of these applications were of the most
radical character and. while the Board
turned down the most radical ones,
they wore favored in each instance by
the b-orough presidents.
"The position of the Real Estate
Board has always been that no zoning
i change should be made unless desired
i by a majority of the property owners
affected, and then only for the public
Forbids Sale of Church Art
MADRID, July 22.?The Archbishop
lof Sevilie has issued a circular to the
'clergy of the diocese forbidding traffic
| in the artistic treasures of the churches
without the written consent of the
hierarchy. The priests of the diocese
are instructed to report to the author?
ities every attempt to alienate art ob?
jects and requested them to conserve
carefully inventories of everything in
?poBsessioTi of the churches.
AN INSTRUMENT that fills your home with a wealth
jtx. of gorgeous, colorful sound.
That holds you and your friends enthralled while it sum?
mons immortal music played by Paderewski, Hofmann?
fifty great present-day artists.
That assists the singer or instrumentalist with all the skill
and feeling of the greatest accompanists of the musical world.
That plays tirelessly and with perfecft time while you dance-?
inspired by delightful recordings of artists whose dazzling skill
may be brought to your home only by the Duo-Art Piano.
A Piano unchanged in looks, tone or atffcion.
A Pianola for anyone to play with expression, taste all his own.
STEINWAY, STECK, WHEELOCK, STROUD
AEOLIAN and renowned WEBER PIANOS
Grand and Upright?Foot Operated, from $750, Ele?ric, from $1,050
Moderate down payment?convenient monthly terms
Liberal allowance on pianos in part exchange
/ "77-r 'Duo-Art is not only a pleasure bringer to thousands, but
it is de?incd to bear a mo? beautiful influence upon the ar
tiSiC musical education of the world." RUDOLPH GANZ
?TS of the Vocation? The 'Phonograph Supreme
AEOLIAN HALL?29 WEST 42nd STREET
In TrF :"1"' _
367 E. I49th Street
11 Flatbu'h Avenue
895 Broad ?S-treet
Ail ?Aeolian Stores Closed Saturday during July and August
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IN THE ANNUAL JULY SALES
Of Seasonable Merchandise in Every Department
Plisse Crepe Underwear
At Lowered Prices for?the July Sales
Striped plisse underwear is made of a new fabric, half silk and
half cotton. It is ideal for the vacationist, being cool and re?
quiring no ironing.
Night Gowns in Flesh, Or?
chid, or Peach. Sleeveless
models with filet edge or tni
lored styles. 2.75
Step-in Drawers of Plisse
Bloomers of Plisse Crepe, 1.35
?Attractive Vest Chemi?ses
of Plisse Crepe. 1-15
And Step-in Chemises. 1.95
Tub Silk Petticoats special 1.85
Hemstitched or scalloped models,
panel back and front, in white.
A July Sale of 750
Very Special ?mtJ^st)
A new purchase of very attractive silk
Hand Bags consisting of 750 pieces. This
is a most exceptional value. Their quality,
workmanship and design are so unusual
and their variety so great, the matter re?
solves itself to?which shall you choose?
Illustrated are but four
of the many novel styles
Famous Over Half a Century?The Original Silk Shop
Our Mid-Season assortments are still complete with Sports
Silks and Satins, both plain and printed Crepes, Chinons,
Georgettes and Taffetas in all the most wanted shades.
Bathing Suit Taffetas, cer?
tain to give good service. 36
in. wide. yard, 1.55
White Sport Satin, 40 in.
Tub Silks in most attractive
sport designs for suits, skirts
and blouses. vard, 1.85
wide, heavy and lustrous,
Sport Crepes and Satins, 40
in. wide. yard, 3.95
Printed Crepes in delightful color com?
binations, 40 inches wide. yard, 2.45
;ligees and House Robes
July Sales Price
Negligee of heav'y quality
Crepe de Chine. French Blue,
Rose, Orchid, Coral, Pink, Pur?
ple, Navy and Black. Illus?
trated at left..
A house robe of Crepe Me?
teor. French Blue, Rose, Or?
chid, Coral, Turquoise arid
Black. Illustrated at right.
Eleven Models in all.
To Close Out !
All pf our welt sole shoes of
White combined with Black,
Brown, Green, Red or Dan?
delion Yellow are included.
Also many all White or all
Black Strap Pumps and' Ox?
Voiles or Batiste
Excellent quality in light,
medium, and dark shades.
Serpentine and Plisse Crepes
In figured and Roman stripe
Pure worsted Jersey
knicker suits in the
newest sport models.
There are heather
mixtures in Blue, Brown,
and Green. Also Novelty
plaid-trimmed Jersey suits
for women in Brown, Tan,
Navy, and Black.
Crepe de Chine Dresses
One Model Illustrated Above
These hand-drawn Crepe de Chine Dresses for women are so
light and cool, yet possess all the charm of a frock of heavier
silk. Their quality is exceptionally fine, even though our July
Sales price is so low. Navy Blue, Black, Gray and Brown.
[ Fourth Floor]
Exceptional Sale of
Summer Sports Skirts
July Sales Price ?? i <t?
As Illustrated on the Three Figures
There are smart plaited models
in flannel and Crepe de Chine,
wrap around effects in ?ponge
and-shirred styles in lustrous
country club satin with fringe
sash. All are white, extremely
well-made models, priced so low
for the July Sales only.
Fibre Silk and Wool
Special ?. * *D
As illustrated on the three figures
Tuexdo models in fancy fibre
silk weaves appear in high colors
as well as neutral tones. Those
of wool are novelty slip-ons and
tuxedo styles trimmed with fibre
silk. All desirable colors.
Sale of Women's Silk Hose
Superior Quality?Lisle tops. Black, White, Gray, Beigt? 1.65
Fine Gauge?Silk tops. Black, White, Gray, Brown,
Beige, Silver.*, w.1.95
Chiffon Weight?Black, White, Gray, Brown, Beige - . 2.45
Hand-Made Blouses 3.95
Hand-made blouses in a
square-neck model fash?
ioned of a very exceptional
quality V.oile, and trimmed
with Real Irish Crochet
Lace and hand-drawn work
in block designs?for but
3.95! This is merely one
example of our surprising
July Sales values.