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THE SUN, FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 1915.
HOME RULE PLAN A
JOKE, SAYS MITCHEL
STIMSON PLAN APPROVED,
SAVING STATE $80,000,000
Constitutional Convention Advances Articlt to Third
Reading and Defeats Senator Wagner's Amend
ment Prominent Democrats Vote With Majority.
WOMAN. 75, VICTIM
WAR TO THE BITING END
DECLARED ON OLD CULEX
OF DIVORCE HOAX
Ignatius Aloysiife, However, Opens Hostilities by
Boring Operations at Forest Hills Meeting and
Has Human Food Feast Despite Swatters.
Sfnynr Assails Con veil tittn for
Cni urcil Colony'' Policy
Toward CI lies.
Nntnctl ns Corespondent -Toko
on Wife, Atlantic Garden
IN LEGISLATURE'S POWER
Buftai.o, An?. B. Mnyor Mllchel, In
A fnecch before ttin Uotiiry Club of
this city to-day, Indulged in what lie
called "plain apeiikliiR" In relation to
the constltutlnnnl convention nnd home
rule for cltleic. lie iald that iit
thoufth tlie convention had been koIiis
since May It was Mill trlllliiR with
ths whole question of home rule nnd
had made no tralRhtforward attempt
to solvo tho problem.
Mr. Mltchvt ridiculed tlie home ruto
programme recommended to the conven
tion to-day by Chairman Seth Imw In
behalf of the dtle coinnilttee.
"This Indian irlft, this cniitured-colo-ny-l'hlllpiilnc-proposnl,"
f aid tho .Mayor,
"Is worse than no home rule amend
ment at all. It tvnvtvi the titles prac
tically ttlwo they are to-day. It Is
no ludicrous In Its contradictions, no
reactionary "in Its provisions nnd so
unscientific In Its structure that Its en
actment ns part of the new constitution
would throw Into confusion the entire
conduct of municipal government
throughout this .State.
"This proposal which the cities com
mltteo now Introduce after tlneo month
of gestation lias become known as the
1'hlllppltic plan because It la modelled In
n larso munsurn upon the plan under
which tho I'liitiil State governs Its
rhlllpplne pfisfesslons. In view of the
oomplcto deprivation of local autonomy
and Indcpendcnc which would take
place under this proposal. It Is appropri
ately tinmed after a plan pursued In
the governmont of n captured colony."
Can Wnlt Ton Vrr.
The State needs a new constitution,
the Jlayor said, but not so badly that
(t cannot nffonl to wnlt ten years If
need bo "until the vital iiece-nltlcs of
tho city find their answer In a full,
fair and adopi.tte measure of homo
Tho Low plan, he declared, contains
an obvious deception 4u purporting to
glvp cities exclusively a general grant
of power to manage their affairs. Hp
"Wjiile e'tles nre apparently granted
lower over their 'local affairs,' the power
of the Legislature to enact special law a
pertaining to the government of cities
Is retained, mihject merely to the sus
pensive vote of the Mayor as at present.
Here Is an attempt to draw omo. subtle
nnd absurd distinction between the local
affairs of cltlet and the government of
cities. No such distinction exist In law
or In fact.
"If tli legislature In still to have un
limited power to enact special laws re
lating to the government nf cities there
la in this proposal no additional grant
of HUbstantlve power to cities that Is
worthy the name: It Is merely n hoax,
a NUhteifiige, an attempt to appear to
give what the committee must in fact
know that It lias not given.
"In the M-cond place this grant nf
powers Is made subject not oidy to spe
cial laws enacted by the legislature, as
at present and to general laws applicable
to all the State, but also to general laws
enacted for all the cities of the State.
The reservation of the right to enact
general city laws has In other States
been productive of nil enormous degree
of uncertainty and of an enormous
amount of litigation.
True Intent lllaKiilard.
"Tlieie Is a teiond specious attempt
on the part of the framers of this pro
posal to dlsgiilsp their true Intent, grant
ing for the sake of argument that their
Intent was clearly formulated In their
own minds. y nis to amendments of
charters it Is piovided that they shall be
BUbject to possible legislative annulment
only when they affect the framework of
"Now every one may see at a glnnce
that here is a word which lias no pos
slble precise legal memlng. The re
sult must be either that cities will, be
cause of doubt, HUbmlt every proposed
iharter amendment to the Legislature, or
will act without such submission ami
await tho determination of their right
to do so nt the bands of the courts.
It Is apparent to my mind that under
thlB scheme neither charters nor amend
ments 'of Importance can be adopted by
cities without the Interference of tho
Legislature should tho Legislature de
sire to Interfeie.
"The committee appenr to have at
tempted an Impossible thing. They have
attempted to give borne rule to cities
nnd In the mine brenth to take It away.
It requires rf special acumen to un
derstand that power over local nffiirs
and government cuiinn. tie retained In
tho hands of the legislature and nt
the same time conferred upon tho iiu
tileipalltles of tho State. Tho very at
tempt to evolve such schema dlsilosvi
Ita own futility.
"Tho committee nnd the convention
should clearly understand that the peo
ple of the cities of this Htato cannoT
lie deluded by a proposal which, by
the use of certain alluring phrases In a
context of ambiguity alio uncertainty,
gives the constitutional delegates a pre
text for declaring that they liava
granted a considerable measure of homes
rule, when In fact they havo not done
"The machinery that Is provided for
the exercise of such questionable pow
ers of homo Mile ns sue granted is cum
bersome and obstructive.
"The obvious and logical expedient of
permitting cities to ndnpt dinners on a
referendum vote, not at stated intervals
only, but whenever through appropriate
machinery the electorate may icglster
Ita wishes to that end, has been care
fully avoided In this proposal. I am
not surprised, for the committee pro
foundly distrusts the people and is un
willing to commit to them the direct
registry of their decisions. So much Is
this the case that there Is found in
this proposal tho specific provision that
no new charter drafted by a commission
may provide for amendment through a
referendum to the people.
"I think It should be clearly under
stood by the people of this State that
tho cities committee of the convention
has had bcforo It for consideration sev
eral proposals which, If adopted in prin
ciple If not In every detail, would con
fer genuine homo rule upon cities.
"Lltlier one of these amendments
would secure to the cities of this State
what they demand the power to govern
themselves, Hut neither amendment
has been seriously cnnsldeicd by the
membern of the cities committee. They
wero cast aside for Iho very reason
that tliey wero proposals which would
have effected a genuine, undisguised nnd
substantial grant of homo rule,
"It comes to tills. If the people of
our titles really want home rule if
they really want the privilege of di
recting their local affairs In their own
way, guided by Ihelr own experience
nnd free of Ignorant, selllsh or partisan
rgislHtie Intel leience. they must make
their demand beard now or forego the
opportunity possibly for twenty years.
"To the Constitutional Convention wo
have presented In support of this do
round the unbroken front of the fifty
four cities nf New York.. Hut tho con
vention, or at lea' t the member of its
cities committee, apparently doubts the
solidarity of all these fifty. four cities
In their demand for municipal homo
A I. hast, Aug. 6. Tho Stlmson plan
to save tho Slate JSO.000,000 between
now and the time tho highway and canal
bonds are retired was advanced to a
third reading by the Constitutional Con
M'litlou to-day after an nil day debate.
Tho convention, realizing that the com- (
mlttee on finance, of which Henry L.
Stlmi.on Is chairman, had given tho '
plan long nnd mature consideration, re
fused to permit any amendments to the
article and upheld Mr. Stlmson's com
mittee at every point.
The Stlmton plan plovldes that bonds
not yet Issued but nuthorlred shall bo J
serial Instead of sinking fund bonds. In
cluding the J27.0O0.OO0 canal terminal
bonds to be voted upon by the people
this autumn. It Is also provided that
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serlal bonds may be exchanged for the I
llfty ) ear bonds outstanding, which bear
an nverage Interest rtc of 4 V, per cent, i
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Ami to make the exchange attractive to
the bond Investor the Interest Is to be '
Increased to 4U per cent i
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l or the first time a provision Is to
bo Inserted In .tho Constitution giving I
a bondholder the right by mandamus to
compel the .State Comptroller to set I
aside each year the l.-lnclp.U and In-
...... ..f ,h. i I. ie i ...i.i... i
tenst nf the bonds, if the Leglsla
ture should fall to appropriate the mon
eys and the Comptroller should then fall
to net. Another provision Is that no
bonds shall l,o Issued 1 for a period longer tne Comptroller had advertised as an
than the probable life of the hnprove- mluc(.mcI)t ,0 tne purchnser of the new
ment for which It Is Issued. There Is bt9UC cf bonds."
a surplus of 29,000,0lr0 In the sinking 1
funds now In excess of actual require-' Salnrr Increase Stands.
ments and this money Is not disturbed I The efforts of Kllhu Itoot, Lemuel Ely
by the Stlmson plan. Qulgg, William Harnes and President
ISchurm.in of Cornell to have the Con
.stlmxon Kxplnlns rian. istltutlnnal Convention reverse Itself and
Chairman Stlmson outlined for several I vo,te dow" ' proposition to Increase the
hours the work of his committee and I ?a,ar' of "A0""' of the Male Leglsla-
explained the conclusions which rr. ur iron, m.oou io .-.hu were .lereaieu
suited In the drafting of the articles '"l" ;? 1,y 11 ote of 100 ,nS 1 , . '
submitted to the convention. 1I0 wat ...iVi'V?,
aided In analyzing the effect of Ills ' ,'f.J '"K, "A",' -y " . ?I ,
.a.,. !. ii i f ,ii....,,. bate by a vote of 10.. to 2j, and since'
m rJu.t, .nr Vr? . "'ri" prominent Itepubllcan delegates had
lll V ,J ,1 r V. ,K. P?J 'been working to have the convention,
'ff fMt.L,."t "" "I uVi1,e',1'K! ""U"'1' " the ground that,
L vJl Ji, url ."",of. " ,le,r I because of war conditions this was no
. ,.n T. T'r. f;V" "Jl, d',!,e n'" time to Increase salaries nnd expenses I
T,ll!L. ,0.hM.n .; lm"'"', ,n" of the legislators to the tune of J300.000 1
delegates reallilrg that this, perhaps .
more than any other section of the Con- ;.,' ..,, i.... , ....,.
:oi:oe:r,!ru!rt.,;!oi?i ' 'Xxn
in November "smm'" ,,lc lmu , here for adoption by the convention, mi-
Several attempts were made to amend ll" '" ' " "V'c ,'i'ur,lu
the Stlmso... propo-al. but the delegates 1 ,0 ,,e convention by Seth Low's corn
would not listen. This was In marked '"u,f.c 0:,la ,s i1 ,,nal rath" tha.n a
contrast to the manner in which the ra,'t 0'h.0Z, "' , ,..,,,
delegates have been tearing Into shreds!.. J1 .Jos ,,nt ,"llt a" end t0 'fKtive
the taxation article suUulttcd to tlu. nkerlng and log rolling, nor terminate
eoiiVflitlnn hv M.irlln s'j e ivhn l
chairman of the convention committee
on taxation and president of the Statu
Senator Itibert F. Wagner made thi
when lie Insisted that this generation Z , rci,ur,ru
should get the benefit of the $29,000,000 by. iL1"''
excess In the sinking funds and he , T,iH "rtlele seems to us to violate
moved" nn amendment permitting the the fundamental principles that must
utilization of this surplus In icduclng Kovern any measure designed to meet the
the contributions t the slnklrg fund widespread demand from the rltles of
each j ear nnd In paying interest on the the state. . and especially from the city
U(m)g I of New ork. for Increased power of
Senator Wngner InslMed this surplus self-government." they say In their re
should be used to pay Interest on the M'ort. Lach city should have the right
bonds ami thus relieve the present New
York city taxpayers of that much of u
direct State tax.
"I am pleading," said Mr. Wagner, "for
the fellow who gets up at 7 o clock In
the in.. ruing nnd works until f. at night
und not for the fellow who has his i
breakfast at It and quits work when the
block exchangu closes nt 3."
Kffrrt on Wnlt .street.
The proposal to keep the $29,(ioo.n0ft sur
plus and highway debt sinking fund for
tho purpose of paying only the principal
on the bonds was declared by Mr., Wag
ner to be In the Interest of speculators
in State bonds.
"Whenever 1 asked In committee," lie
aid, "to have this excess money useil
to pay the Interest on the debt I was
met vlth the answer 'The people In the
stock 'markets may not like It, Tho
psychological effect on Wall Street might
be such as to affect tho price of tho
"On no class in the community," In
sisted Mr. .Stlmson, "will the Impair
ment of the State's credit, such ns pro
posed by the delegate from New York,
fall with greater burden than upon those
who pay the taxes tho poor people. The
only lule that should guide us In this
mutter should be the ono of honor."
"It Is a hardship upon the people of
to-day," said Seth Low. "to havo had
to pay this excess of $29,(100,000. but
the men who sell State bonds tell mo
that Mr. Wagner's proposal would be
hazardous to the credit of the State."
Detail nf Wnitnrr I'rnpoanl,
"f'onttol over public money," said Sen
ator Wagner, "should be vested In the
Legislature, leprehentatlvc of nnd elected
by tho people. The majority report nd
mltH that the two prime requisites for a
State budget are accurate Information
und complete publicity, but the constitu
tional provision which it proposes se
cures neither. The provision provides
for a 'guess' by the beads of depart
ments, followed by ic 'guess' by the tjov
ernor, with tho points of political ad
vantage always In sight, The plan pro
posed pccureH publicity merely on routine
matters of administration, whero pub
licity is least needed, but gives no guar
antee of publicity on special appropria
tions where publicity is vital to economy.
"The majority report complains of the
haste with which impropriations are
rushed through in the final hours of the
session, but falls to recommend a pro.
vision like the one to be found In some
other States, making It Impossible to
pass uppmprlntlon bills during the Inst
live days of the session.
"Tho majority repot t complains of
lack of consideration glen to appropria
tion bills but falla to set a time limit
for the Introduction of such bills or to
provldo a method for furnishing proper
Information to the Legislature. It con
demns tho present power of the fiovernor
to punish opponents or to rewnrd friends
In thn matter of appropriations, but
makes no effort to correct this abuse
except in the case of appiopriations for
mere matteis of iidmlnlrtration, .It em
phasizes the necessity of n greater reuse
of responsibility nnd et discards the
only method Hint can hecuro open,
dellnlle and undeniable responsibility
through compelling the heads of depart
ments to swear to their estimates.
"I therefore recommend ns follows:
"Thnt thn Legislature retain Its his
toric function of originating npprnprlu
tlons, Hut If the majority recommenda
tion bo accepted, I lecninineiid that the
head of caih department be obliged to
swear to his es'linatns of required up
proprlatloiiH and to classify theni In a
division of necessities, or ilrsliablllties,
or contingencies, iih suggested by (lev.
(llynn III u hearing before the Coinnilttee
on State Finances, that such nworii
statement h submitted to tbo tlovernor,
the Comptroller and to every member of
thn Legislature at least fifteen dnyn be.
foio the Legislature convenes, Mcinbois
of the legislature Intending to Introduce
special bills asking for appropriations:
should be required to tile a copy of the
bill, stating the amount of money de
sired und the purpose fur which It la to
he expended In a similar manner and at
a similar time. It should be the duty
of the Governor fifteen days after the
legislature convenes to submit a budget
on these special bills with a messngo
accompanying the sume and expressing
his views thereon.
I "I further recommend a nrovlalnn nre-
venting the passage of appropriation bills
In the closing daya of the legislature
n 'fvlalon that no such bill be In-
iiuiim.cii cAirin it) I ciuu ut Vlliiri
nuance committee. 1 further recom
mend that a two-thirds vote of the Leg
islature be required for nil npproprln
tlon that nil Items In the appropriation
bills be voted separately and that every
appropriation exceeding the sum of
110.000 be Itemized.'
Senator Wagner received no Ilenuh
I lean support, although ho made an
Interesting analysts of the clrcum-
stances leading up to the accumulation
f' ''!!," ?lK l"HX "ur.I?lu' ,?"
became so apparent that the Itepub-
Means would not deviate at all from
their full support of Mr. Btlnnon that
j)"'""1 man Alfred li. Smith remarked.
Senator Wagner's argument Is un-
answerable, except that the majority of
the convention won't do It."
NSver,,icJ'?J uch .D,mTats John
Stanehfleld. Da Lanccy Nlcoll nnd
Morgan j, o'Hrlen voted to sustain the
"The effect of the Wagner amend-
nianf Ml lit Ale Atietlti 'ti'mtLI V t n
,,1e, fro"' S a,e "1,,klnK fun,I ""l1
use for a different purpose moneys which
had been paid in upon the fnlth of a
Constitutional provision and a law which
had been npproved by the people, am
the presence of which In the sinking fund
"r t"'' I'rvil luvni irHiiiiilun, u
Is pointed out by them
State Senator James A. Foley of Man
hattan and Ivlward 12. Franchnt of
Niagara submitted a minority report, as
members of the Seth Imw committee.
at Its option to continue ns a legislative
charter dty oi become n home rule city."
The cities committee decided to-night
to Insert a provision In the Constitu
tion permitting municipalities to utilize
hPr!al bonds along the lines provided In
the Stlmson plan for the substitution
f serial bonds for sinking fund bonds
" tne Mate,
URGED IN ALL CITIES
(Jcnrffo Ts Ford Would Have
No Knildinprs in Manhattan
Over 12 Stories.
"The Woolworth Hulldlng Is 70 feet
higher than the highest commercial
building In London," said Ueorgo H.
Ford, consultant of the committee on the
city plan, addressing the American City
Hurcau's summer school for tho training
of men In the practical administration
of commercial und civic associations, at
the City Club yesterday nftcrnoon.
Mr. Ford strongly advocated the re
striction of heights of buildings In
American cities nnd dwelt particularly
on the dangers and disadvantages of
skyscrapers. Paris, owing to Its natu
rally high level, he explained, Is a story
and a half higher than Manhattan. The
peaker said It Is being realized more
and more by city builders throughout
the country that skyscrapers are "not an
unmixed blessing." He urged other
cities not to Imitate New York "In this
one respect at least."
To construct a twenty story apart
ment luiuse In a residential section, Mr.
Ford contended, reduces the property
value one-balf. Ho suggested flvo or
six story buildings aa the limit in height
for The Hronx, twelve story buildings
for Manhattan and four story buildings
for Hrooklyn, This, he said, would con
sent nnd stabilize property values.
Tho chambers of commerce through
out th country, the speaker said, should
lead In the fight for a reduction In the
height of buildings.
ltlchnrd H. Watroua of Milwaukee,
secretary of the American Civic Asso
ciation, spoko on "A Heal Clean Up
Movement," advocating "enfe and sane"
building conditions for the laboring
classes. The beautifying nf American
cities by removing "ugly billboards that
stare us In the face everywhere" and
objectionable dumps nlso was urged by
At the morning session Robert S.
Jllnkerd, secretary of the City Club,
spoke on "The Relationship of Civic Or
ganizations to Local ami State Legisla
tion" and Hlchard S. tf'hllds, secretary
of the National Short Hallot Organiza
tion, read a paper on "The Commission
Mnnagor Plan of City Clovernment."
Karly In the morning the delegates
visited the New York Public Library
mill last night a trip was made to Forest
LIFE GUARD RESCUES FOUR.
Pulls KtriiKiclInK Person Intn
limit nt llorknrrn' Reach,
James Carlton, a life guard nt ftocka
way Uracil, yesterday saved the Uvea of
two men, it woman and a boy who had
been carried out by tho undertow while
bathing at the foot of SummerfleM
The rccued prsons whom Carlton
pulled Into a boat were Mrs. Hose
TtrnwMeln. li Knot .Seventeenth street:
Kalmar Juvrlla of IB Hast Seventeenth
street, Morris Hopkin, 1.124 First avenue,
nnd Paul Silverman, 15, of 3lin Eat Tit
teenth street, all of Manhattan,
FIUENI) OF HTS MOTHER
Allegations that a raid conducted to
obtain evidence for a divorce action was
based on a hoax were made' In the Su
preme Court yesterday by Albert J,
Kramer, part owner of Atlantic (Harden,
who Is being sued by Mrs. Charlotte
Zahn' Kramer, a stockholder In the
Hayles-Zahn Company, tho wholesale
Mre. Kramer names ns corespondent
Mrs. Llbby Hums, 75 years of ngc, who
Is a widow of Samuel Hums, the Sixth
nvenue restaurateur. Kramer, who Is 49
years old. Insists that Mrs. Hums was
named as the result of a Joke ho perpe
trated to show his wife the folly of at
tempting to get divorce evidence ngnlnst
him. He says the stnge was all set for
the raid that occurred, but he never sus
pected that his "Joke" would be taken
The specific allegation made In the
complaint Is misconduct nt 24 Lenox
nvenue on May IS last with "a woman
by the name of Hums." Kramer de
clares that his wife was not satisfied
with getting nil his property under a
separation agreement nnd reducing him
to living In a small room nt 30 Howery.
but "whenever I was out of bed nnd
anywhere In New York I was being
followed by her detectives." After this
had continued for a year Kramer de
cided to put a stop to It if he could, he
said, and he told one of Mrs. Kramer's
witnesses to notify her on the telephone
that she could "catch" him nt 247 Lenox
nvenue. He said he didn't mention Mrs.
Hums, but that the latter knew his wife
well and also had known her father
Kramer said that ns soon as he
reached the Inox nvenue house he saw
the raiding party waiting outside, and
went In nnd Joined Mrs. Hums nnd her
sister, Mr. Hrown. The latter loft
shortly nnd Kramer and Mrs. Hums sat
In the house talking with the curtains
up nnd the lights burning. The raid
ing party entered Immediately and left
ns soon as Mrs. Kramer had iolntfd out
h"r husband. Kramer declares he was
not alone with Mrs. Hums at any time
and that when her sister was not present
c friend of the family named tieorge
Oliver, who Is BO years old. was there.
Kramer's story Is supported by atn
ilavlts of Mrs. Hums and members of
her family. He sas he had tied up
all his property to pay his wife $12.". a
week under a separation agreement.
DAVIS DIVORCE HELD UP.
Justice Week Itrscrtr Decision
nn Itcporl of llcfi-rer.
Slinretiie I'mirl liiill CC..L. ...
served decision yesterday on n mot'on
to confirm the report of Senator llci i v
W. Pollock ns rcfeiee In the uli for
divorce by .Mrs. Amle Davis against
Albert J. Davis, a dancer. Mrs. D.ivIb
started her suit in May. after the i.ollce
court proceedings Involving Mbs Eu
genia Kelly bad disclosed the l.t.t that
she was frequentll In the company of
Davis and his friends.
Tlu referee recommends de 'ice for
Mrs. Davis on the ground .if iit bus
band's misconduct at varous tunc i.e.
tween October. 1914, and lnt Alny,
hut the name of the corespondent Is not
mentioned. Mrs. Davis Is t.i n ce the
custody of her son, John Van Holland
Davis, and will receive alimony under
an agreement niHde out of court.
BET BRIDE SHE'D LEAVE HIM.
Dr. Mmnlncrr Lose nn Time Limit
Is Hard for lllorcr.
Dr. Leo S. Shonlnger, who hu. .m of
fice at 41 West Fifty-fifth street and
lives at .10 liist Fifty-eighth street, w.ii
directed yesterday by Supreme Court
Justice Weeks to pay $12 a week ali
mony to Mrs. IMIth S.onlngcr pending
a suit for separation on the ground of
cruelty. Counsel for Mrs. Shonlnger
told the court that eight weeks after the
marriage of the couple and while they
wero on their honeymoon Dr, Shonlnger
offered to bet his bride that she wouldn't
live with him for six months. Mrs.
Shonlnger managed to live with her
hustMnd for twenty-two months, the
attorney said, and left him last Feb
ruary. Dr. Shonlnger made no denial of the
charges against him. His counsel stated
that the charges would be met at the
BANKER FOSTER WINS SUIT.
Mlu Rrnson'a Rrrnrh nf Promise
Action la Dismissed.
Supreme Court Justice Weeks dls
mlsed yesterday the $20,000 breach of
promise suit brought by Miss Lillian
Henson. daughter of an Ilplscop.il
Illshop. ngalnst J. Stanley Foiter, presi
dent of the Howery Hank, The court
took such action when counsel for Miss
Henson did not appear to oppose tho
motion In behalf of Foster to dismiss
her suit. The motion was made because
she had failed to obey u court order
to file a reply to Foster's defence that
he vnld her $1,700 and got a general
Among the developments in the case
were that Mlsa Henson's attorney, V
Hemard Vause, dropped out of tho
action on Wednesday, anil Just bcforo
Foster's nttorney, Noah Stancllffe, ap
peared in court his detectlvo reported
that they had been unable to And Miss
Henson after a two weeks' search.
it also became known that before
Miss Heneon met Foster she brought a
breach of promise suit ngalnst Isaac
Ichmann, a customs broker well known
along Hroadway, and settled It lor
$1,400. An order of discontinuance of
this action was signed In the Supreme
Court In December, 190S, on an atli
davlt by Miss Henson's attorney that the
parties had settled their differences out
Attorney Vnuse said yesterday that
he had been unable to find Miss Henson
to tell her that he was going on his
vacation nnd Intended to drop the case.
When shf was Inst heard from shi
lived nt' the Harrington, 203 West
Mighty-first street, with her chum, Miss
Morey, who sued fleorge fl, Murray,
friend of Foster, for breach of promise
under the name nf Corlnno Hannlster
The young women left the Harrington
six weeks ago nnd went to the Hotel
Lucerne, leaving there on July 7 Her
friends have not heard from her since.
' QlIICKWOOD "
nart mi product
2 pos tlccsn
Not counting the countless representa
tives of the bird known popularly as the
Inng Island mosquito and scientifically
ns old man Ignatius nloyalus culex, about
600 Long Island folk from the general
neighborhood of Forest Hills ventured
forth more or less fearlessly from behind
the mosquito netting last night and at-
I tended an all evening open air meeting
In Station Square, Forest Hills, to devlc
ways nnd means to put the rollers once
and forever under the mosquito and all
his works and pomps.
"I for one," said Park Commissioner
(of Queens) John Wclcr from the open
nlr platform as he slapped one that was
nicking him behind the right enr, "am
willing to exterminate all mosquitoes In
queens. I nm willing." he continued,
slapping himself on the left wrist and
missing It the mosquito "but," he
cried as he stooped down nnd beat a
large, rangy looking roan mosquito that
was boring through hi right shoe, "we
have not enough money, fellow citizens
slap) to do the work this summer. The
only way to get the money Is to pester
the City Hall (swat until It ka-slam
Is forthcoming." l'owlc!)
Prncllrr .Milken Perfect.
From continued practice young Mr.
Weler was able to get nt least four out
of every five representatives of old man
Ignatius nluysluj culex that "he went
after. Tho queens Park Commissioner
.-.. ........ ....... n . ininiiteM when the
f imu miiM-ii uu.j .k . ....
I platform nil around his feet showed that
1 ' i. .. i.. Mr Wrler's
ii 1I1CHM1U1CU MHO .- "
company as If It were In ltclglum.
.. i.h,.ri. inne Caldwell.
. viiiiKirppiiiuii ,
wearing his nil white culex proof Con
gressmaii uniform, came to the front of
the platform first and called the. meeting.
If not the mosquitoes, to order. The mos
quito, s didn't have to wait for orders.
The iiiinut.' the first girl wearing a
prek-.i-bo.i waist and tilings appealed in
the twilight of the open square accoin
1 p.inled hv a young man In thin flannels,
'one of those open at the neck sport
'shirts and tho thinnest of white s Ik
I socks, a large dapple gray mosquito
'with white whiskers and sporting steel
I spurs began to lly off over the fields
with the news,
' How after row of undertakers chairs
' out In the open squaru rapidly filled up
, with more hum in food. Whereupon the
.dapple gray mosquito was Joined by a
'couple of bay mosquitoes, the three de
i sci iulaii's of the original culex person
lliow seeming to grasp the fact that the
purpose of the whole meeting was to
think thills'" up nbout how. when, where
and whv the mosquito In the neighbor
hood ofVorest Hills should be hquashed
So all the early mosquitoes, pausing
i only for a hasty bite, cranked up their
I propellers and buzzed off with a whir
1 ling noise that was mosquitoese for
I "He v. Skln-na-a-ai ! Cm on over!
Itim like everything!" And on they
.1.. ...n....l,..ou ..V.,1 tiirl.ti- tlielr
CI.IIIL III." I. IV'-, I' ..". f, .. .... ..r..n ..-..
everlasting song now to the opening
line of Harry Williams's deathless
Ihrenodv. "It Ixioks to Me Like a Hlg
liiiiosllilr In Mis.
It was. It was Impossible for any
thing lllng to miss the bullseye lanterns
Illuminating the open squ.ire. Spot
lights picked out row upon row of slik
half hose, not to mention lacy, per
forated full hoe; and there were rows
of bald heads, too, entirely naked to
the weather because of the presence of
uoiurii at the meeting, anil the nfore
s.tid spoit shirts, which were designed
hv the president of the Hlde-a-Wee
circle of the Society for the Kncourage
ment of Long Island and New Jersey
Hlrds of Prey.
"And I have the honor." said Con
gressman Caldwell, making rapid ges
tures that were not In emphasis of
oratory alone, "to present to you now
the chairman of the meeting, Mr. Samuel
W. Kckman. Ladles nnd gentlemen, Mr.
Kcknian. chairman of the Mosquito Com
mittee." "With all due respect to you, Con
gressman," began Chairman Tckman.
"I wish to say to this distinguished au
dience that I nm not chairman of the
Mosquito Committee. I nm chairman of
the Antl-Mosqulto Committee." Slap
ping anil applause.)
Forest Hills and all I-ong Island In
fact weie In this light. Chairman hick
man warned the mosquitoes around him
hs well ns the audience "to the bitter
end" In a word, until the biting end
of the hltera had bitten his last bite
with his biting end.
Moving pictures showing little Igna
tius aloj slus culex ns born and bred In
New Jersey were thrown on a big screen
which had been tacked onto the south
end of the Long Island llallroad station.
There were sylvan scer.es of Jersey
meadow jkjoIs, tin cans half filled with
rainwater and other casual water
hazards of Jersey in which the culexes
develop to outh and maidenhood.
I They burst fiom their shells like corn
' popping on the screen. They danced.
men, they wriggled ! They breathed
I th'ough their tails for a spell. the
'Vrccn fnserts scientifically told the movie
Inudlence, nnd next they breathed through
horns that could be seen to develop while
Wings grew arrow the screen while
' the culex lads seemed to have been
caught by the movies taking deep breath
' lug exercises atop tho pools to develop
their chests, throats, chins and Jaw
i muscles. Then a movie hand dropped oil
I on the water. The baby mosquitoes tried
hard to breath through tho skin of oil.
Mm can not bprep
rly insured unlets
TTMW T0-FtK TgSTtD
They couldn't, and so they sank to the
bottom of the pool and died. Loud
npplnuse from the audience nnd laugh
ter by the rresqultoea that had gathered
on the screen for a closo up view.
Contributor All Bitten,
Finally there waa a movie of a man's
hnnd of heroic size projected upon the
screen. I'p came n mosquito, alighted
gracefully on n knuckle nnd settled down
to bore for oil. Almost Immediately
n gient lump arose un the man's hnnd.
Girls In peck-n-hoos gasped "O-o-ohsI"
In hoiror. simultaneously glancing fur
tively nbout to see thnt no one wns
looking, nnd reached hastily down to
ward their low shoes for a quick one.
There wns n collection then, the mos
quitoes following the collectors around
ns the young men sought to try to
rn'se n mosquito extermination fund.
F.verybody who contributed waa bitten,
It was said on good authority. The
nmount of the collection couTd not be
learned because the reporter had to re
turn to New York bcforo the collectors
hnd finished scratching sufficiently to
begin to count up.
"The list of speakers nlso Included
Secretary II. D. Maurcr of the Antl
Mosqulto League of King's county, who
advised nil Long Island to "get to
gether" on tho work of extermination,
and Dr. Haven Kmcrson. a Deputy
Commissioner, of the Department of
Health, who listed among other mos
quito breeding grounds the flower pots
on Manhattan roof gardens, roof tanks
everywhere nnd cans left about to col
"Millions of mosquitoes are bred on
the roof of, say, the New York Hippo
dromo alone," said Dr. Emerson, who
ndded that the city bred culex lads
wer fresh water mosquitoes, but Just
as ornery as the aalt water kind.
Forest Hills went home then. Few
mosqultoon followed the scattering crowd.
The mosquitoes, overfed for the moment
and logy, Just dozed about tho station
square lazily for the night.
WIRELESS FOR POLICE
TO SUCCEED WIGWAG
New Sijrnnl Corps Gets Prac
tice on Hoof of the Mu
Police Commissioner Woods, explain
ing the strange nctlons of policemen on
the roof of the Municipal Hulldlng yes
terday, announced that the Police De
partment has a new signal corps, which
Is organizing a system of wlgwng com
munications between Police Head
quarters nnd the various precincts In the
City. Later It Is Intended to Install wire
less apparatus for the police.
The policemen on top of the Munl-
clpal Hulldlng who were waving the
flags around, about and In and out
were members of the signal corps.
While they were practising Inspectors
O'Hrlen, Morris and Cohen, constituting
a special board to establish the wlgwng
system, were busy In The Hronx plcklm;
out stations for receiving nnd despatch
ing messages thnt are to be wigwagged
ns soon as the system Is ready for use.
These three Inspectors completed their
work In The Hronx yesterday, whlon
menu mac cone oorougn is now com
I pletely mapped for this method of com
J munleation. Manhattan was mapped a
I week or more ngo, nnd now the In
spectors will start work on Brooklyn
I nnd Itlchmond.
I This new corps would enable the Po
! lice Department to transmit Its orders
I in case an ceiepnone ana ceiegrapn com
munication snould be destroyed, aa In
time of war.
This is the tune of the horn
Bargains in men's suits.
Summer mixtures and
$15, $20 and $25 now.
$1.00 blouses and waists.
25 to 50 cent stockings and !
$1.00 and $1.50 small
$3.00 to $5.00 small boys'
Rogers peet Company
at 13th St.
t 34th St.
at 4 lit St.
HOTELR AND RESTAURANT.
14th Street, near Fourth Avenue
Prince George Rotel
Vlfth Avt. AnI oath a
Special relet to peratntmt fuoiU.
You Can Wash This Suit
Like a Handkerchief
It is light, cool, comfortable, keeps its shape,
and, because you can tub it, it is the ideal summer
A summer suit, mind you, not only for the
beach, but for business wear.
It is made of Kool Kloth, which is composed
of mercerized cotton and worsted.
Three models one sack and two Norfolks; skele
ton lined with piped seams. Colors light and dark
gray, tan, and black-and-white mixture.
These suits are so good that a fair descrip
tion of them seems to forecast a high price.
But no they are only $7.50.
"Best Panama Hat Sale
I've Ever Seen
said a man yesterday looking over the offering at
$3.50 and $5.50.
Yes, it is the best sale of
Panamas we know of in
values, in quality, in condi
tion, in cleanness, in fresh
ness, in variety.
At $3.50 of equal grade
to our $5 to $7.50 hats.
At $5.50 of equal grade
to our $8 to $10 hats.
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