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THE SUN, THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 1916.
Service Commissioners. It was
phlnrd yesterday at the office of the
coimnllsion that a cmcful reading of
the agreement wll ..m,e that be h sld'
Vi' H'nilrtd In the event thtt thsy
ftimnt agree. In conference to lubmi.
practically nil tmstlxiis to n.r'.".ratlon.
Including the point ns to whether th"
Sucstlon that may be Immediately un
er discussion Is arbitrable or not.
The public ouiclals who have been Iti
touch with the situation dd not think
taut night th.it there l any near pros
Met of a strike. The carmen and their
leader, however, were In a threatening
mood last night, after having been kept
In suspense neirly nit day ns to whether
i .-.. uhnnl wntiM make any an
rici.utiiii rmwmr. -
wer to tho peremptory letter ent him
on Tuesday by tho union commute of
The board or directors ueoaieu "
fcours over the letter yesterday fcfter,
, oon. Fo warm Decamo me m.;u....
that the voices of the debater could be
beard outside the committee room.
There was a rumor that President
Shonta stood forth emphatically for re
ceiving a, committee of the man, but
that the directors from Hoston and
August Ilclmont were for a tlRht. It
also wns sakl that Mr. Medley was eager
to tako Issue with the carmen and make
Letter to t'nlom Chief.
Immediately after the meeting Presl
ent Shouts aent to William Conway,
president of the union organized amone
the men on the green car lines, the fol
Mr. WUUam Commv. Room 421, Ko.
177T Broadway, CUV.
DAti Hm: I have your favor of the
Hth Inst., and have arranged for Mr.
Frank Hcdley, vice-president and gen
eral manager, to see you and your
committee of employees of this com
pany at his offlce, room 122. I
Broadway, at It o'clock to-morrow
wornlng. Very truly yours.
T. I'. Smomt, ITealdcnt.
Next he dictated n long letter to
Mayor Mltchel and Chairman Straus In
Which ho set forth the position of the
ompany In regard to the charges mad
) the union men of a "deliberate and
flagrant violation of the agreement In
ettlement of the atrike." Prior to the
meeting of the director he had Bad a
conference with a representative of
The letter refers first to the charge
mado by the union men and quote a
tatement of J. It. Keardon. an omanlter,
advising the carmen to tie up traffic
iThen the letter ay:
"In view of the agreement underwrit
ten by you Jointly, which we had ex
pected would effectually deal with any
question- which might arise In the fu
ture. I think It Important to quote para
graphs from the letter received from a
committee of employees and to give you
the facts relating thereto."
Forty-clslit Hr DlamlaMd.
Then the letter quote the union
Charge as to the Indiscriminate dis
charging of carmen, and goes on to
The fact are that elnco I o'clock
P. M. August 7 forty-ckht men have
been dismissed from the service of thl
company. The causes of these dismissal)
were as follows: Twenty-eight for fail
ure to turn In farm, fourteen for having
keen adjudged guilty of a crime, two for
Insubordination, two for drunkenness,
two for failure to report on time.
"Several men were laid off for having
been arrested, charged with violence In
Connection with the recent strike. As soon
a theiw men were acquitted by the court
they were restored to service.
" '"No man has been discharged or Inter
fered with In ny with reference
to his union affiliations. Our officers
..have been Instructed to comply scrupu
lously with every detail of both the let
ter and the spirit of the agreement of
"We desire to call your attention to
the fact, on the other hand, that In
many cases employees of this company
' have clearly violated tho" rule of thtt
company some of the violations Increas
ing the hazard and endangering the
'fety of passengers on our cars.
"In 'order, however, that there could
fee no possible question of our good faith
e have cone to extreme lengths in Judg
ing every such case in the hope that as
' soon n matters settled down to a nor
mal basis the men would realize their
obligation to adhere to the rules of the
i Denies t'nlon Changes.
Taking up the charge made by the
: nion men that the company ha vlo-
lated Its promise not to Interfere with
the union on the green car system, I'M
: Idem Shonts says':
, "The facts are that we have In no re
pect attempted to Interfere In any way
With the committees which might be
, selected to represent employees. We
have advised the employees to select
' their own committers and have provided
ft method of absolutely independent se-
; erst balloting for those desiring to fol-
tow that course.
"We did agree to receive a committee
of our men. to allow that committee to
elect any advisers and spokesmen It
might choose. Wo did not, however,
agree to receive only one committee.
While not Interfering with the union In
ny way and while not refusing to re
ceive any advisers or spokesmen a com
mittee of our employees might choose,
we have provided a method whereby the
Interest of every employee, union or
non-union, might have representation In
denting with the management.
"To the end that tho election of em
ployees' representative shall bevnnrt
question represent the wishes of the
men themselves, I beg to renuest that
you delegate person to represent you
t each polling place In supervising the
connuci or me election -and the count
of tho ballots. I attach hereto a list
showing tho location of the polls and
we time at wmcn they will be open.
May Keep Oat of Union.
All that we want Is that those of our
men who do not desire to loin . union
i shall have complete freedom to refuse
to Join. Wo have staled publicly nnd we
have steadily advised our men that In
our judgment tne nest Interest of New
Tork would be served If our employees
dealt directly with the company, without
reference to outside organizations hav.
Ing no such responsibility to this com
munity as we and our employees have.
"We have ilven the union complete
freedom to excrcl.e such moral suasion
a It might In Inducing our men to Join
the organization. Wo ore likewise do
Inr all that wo can to convince our men
perfectly frankly and openly that their
' Interest will be promoted by refusing to
' Join. That procedure is entirely In ac
cord with tho agreement of August 7.
, "Wo have received a series of demands
from a committee of our men, and, In
accordance with our agreement, we shall
meet with this committee and discuss
The letter then quotes excerpts from
the agreement mndo to settle the ntriif
referring to arbitration, the right of
me urn 10 organise ana tne right of
xne company 10 seme an questions per
v mining in imuiiu iwti), unii concludes
mm mis siuieinem;
"We shall, of course, ablrin
touslv by even ilitull of tli
- - - -BI'VHISlll,
We are quite prepared to submit any
lucetiuii iiiikiiih "ui in iikii agreement
id unmruuun. iiui we are sure you
will agreij with us that It was In ac
cord with the letter nnd spirit of the
agreement that nur men shall have ab
gajlute freedom In choosing their atnila
To Wnlt on lledley.
When Wll'lnm It l.ltml.l m,i .
! ganlzer of the union, heard of Mr.
Ehonts' letter In President Conway of
the union hq said :
"Well, I guesH w will wait until after
tne conference with Mr. Hedley to-morrow."
Meantime, hoivevr, a mi rrn-'lrg
o' the green car men had been called
to that the strike leader could moko a
icport to them concerning the dismissal
nl employees, the efforts to get In touch
with the company's ofllclals and concern
:ng the company's plnn to have other
prlevance committees selected.
The first speaker at the meeting was
P. J. O'Brien, fourth vice-president of
the carmen's union, who said to the men :
"If the company does not keep Its
agreement It la up to you men to make
them do it. If they don't come across
then tie up their system." He said that
any man who took off his union button
and went back to work would .surely be
discharged by the company within six
Fitzgerald charged that the company
had violated Its promises and urg.-d the
men to adopt resolutions giving the com
mittee power to call a strike It the com
mittee could not get satisfaction from
the company's ottlclal at tho meeting to
day. The resolutions, which were adopted,
directed the executive board and the
ofllcers ot tho unloi, to arrange for a
conference) with Mil or Mltchel, Chair
man tftraus a-d the company In regard
to tne alleged violations of the ngree
in':nt. rh further authorized the oitl-
trs ami the -Mi-utlve board "to fortn-
w.th call a ri.snonalon of nil work on
.ill Uties of the New York Hallways
Company In th event that a satlsfac
tjr un.le.'M.-'iiiilr.x cannot be reached."
Thero will be a meeting of the Inter
borough Hapld Transit employees at the
Lyceum to-nigh:, nt which under the
nusplces of the union demands for higher
wages, better working conditions and
recognition of the union will be made
upon the officials of that corporation.
. R. T. RECEIPTS GROW.
July TraHc Show Large Increases
on All Lines.
Ilenorta of the Interborough Hapld
Transit Company for July show Its sub
way and elevated lines carried ini.ji.,
157 naaaenrer that month. This was
an Increase of 1,309,091 over July, 191S.
Receipts from passengers on tne sud
way and elevated In July were $2,513.
513. an Increase of 1165,775 over July
of lart year.
Tho subway carried 25,137.562 pas
sengers In July, receipt from whom
were St. 255.506 : this was an Increase In
passenger of 1,441,167 and receipts
172.121, a compared to July,
The elevated carried 25,179,696 pas
sengers, with receipts from them of 11,
261.017, an Increase of 1,867,726 In pas
sengers and 191,447 In receipts.
Data for the New York lullways for
July show receipts of 11,117.179.60 from
the 21.41f.124 passengers carried, an in
crease of 111,167.49 In receipts and 795,-
127 In passengers over July, 1915.
Combined, the Interborough Rapid
Transit Company and the New York
Railway carried 73,711.411 passenger
In July 4,104,920 more than In July,
BOX STRIKERS FIRE
WAGON ON STREET
Driver Refused to Leave Ve
hicle and Join in Demands
Two unidentified strikers set Are yes
terday to a wagon loaded with boxes
which belonged to George Toehr, a paper
box manufacturer of 156 West Eigh
teenth street. Seeing the wagon In West
Twenty-first street, near Eighth avenue,
the strikers tried to persuade tne anver
to Join them. When he refused to de
sert his post something waa thrown Into
the wagon which started a blaze.
Although the driver managed to un
hitch his horses without Injury, the
wagon and It content were damaged.
The police of the West Twentieth street
station made an Investigation, but could
not And the strikers who caused tne
That was only one Incident yesterday
In the strike of the box makers. Charges
and counter charges of violence were
made. At a meeting of striker In Web
ler Hall the employers were denounced
for permitting their drivers and guards
to carry lion bars and clubs. Edward
Steinberg, head of tne strikers' com
mittee on law, said twelve girl pickets
were beaten by thugs at Ilroadway and
Spring street. It was alleged the men
who committed the assaults got away
and that several of the pickets wete ar
rested in the confusion that followed. It
also was charged other pickets were at
tacked In W ouster street.
Hotii clashes followed attempts by the
strikers to negotiate with men who re
mained at work. One of the organize
of the boxmakers asserted stone were
used freely In more than one district In
the endeavor to break up the strike, and
that Arthur Woods, I'ollce Commissioner,
hnd answered the complaints by saying
he would Instruct the police to prevent
further outbreaks of that character.
The claim waa made by the strikers
that they have Induced 1,400 workers In
Manhattan and twice as many In Man
hattan and 1,000 In Brownsville to Join
the fWht. A dozen additional factories
have been closed, it was asserted. As a
result of the strikers' activity thirty em
ployers have nswimed a more concilia
tory attitude toward the workers, it was
ald by the organizer.
Heads of factories who are organized
In the Paper Hox Manufacturer Asso
ciation have hired olflces and called
meetlnrs. It was learned yesterday, to
consider how to handle the situation.
Meanwhile the picketing continues
throughout the factory districts.
TO TAKE BALLOTS TO BORDER.
.. J. Secretary Will (iet Guards'
Vote In Primary and Election.
Trenton, Aug. 16. Secretary of Stite
Thomas F. Martin announced to-day
that he will establish election headquar
ters at Douglas, Ariz., where 6,000 New
Jersey National (iuardameu on border
duty will be able to cast their ballots at
the New Jersey party primary elections
In September and at the general election
In November. Tho headquarter will be
In charge of experienced election olll
cers sent from this State.
Martin hHH asked Newton A. K. Bug-
bee, Itepubllcm State chairman, and Ed
ward E. Oroiscup, Democratic Stale
chalrmnn, to confer with him at the
State House, possibly on Friday, as to
the voting of the soldiers In order that
there may bs a full understanding In
both political parties as to the arrange
DESECRATE BOSTON OATH BOOK
Xlsjhtaeera In Mate House Mlslak-
Iniily Inscribe antra,
Boston, Auif. 1I. Thn Stnte' book
of oiths upon which are Inscribed the
signatures' of all high ofllc'ats who have
been sworn Into the servlcs of thn
commonwealth fur many years past re
ceived some uninvited additions to-day
when several sightseers at the State
House mistook It for a visitors' register,
As it result the sergeant at arms wai
working with ink eradlcators to-night In
an effort to restore the much prized vol
ume. Jones Delays Vole on fthlpa,
Washington, Aug, 111. The debate on
the ship purchase bill continued to-day.
Senator Jones, Washington, by speaking
two hours, prevented a vote on ths ship
ping hill. It Is expected that a -rate
wilbe reached to-morrow.
29 MEN ON MARCH
Jinny of These, However, Arc
Left Lying on the Houd
7 1ST IN BETTER FORM
Only Five Men Drop Ont of Six
Mile March, Two Being
Headquarters New YruK Division,
McAllen, Tex., Aug. 16. The Four
teenth and Seventy-first regiments com
pleted the first leas of their eleven day
march this morning, Hlx miles each
brought the Brooklyn regiment to Alton,
on the road to Sterling's ranch, and the
Seventy-first to 'Mission. The sky wa
overcast and a fresh breeze blew. The
, Uiermometer stood at SO.
j Tho fourteenth lost twenty-nine men,
or approximately 3 per cent, of tho regi
ment. In the first five miles. Most ot
these were overcome by hent plus the
weight fo their packs, but there was also
a percentage of malingering. Ambu
lances picked up sixteen of these men,
while thirteen others were counted
stretched out beside the road in the last
two miles to camp.
The Fourteenth had practically emp
tied Its cantrctls before It got to Alton.
A thousand gallons of water waa sent
ahead ot them to the big Hold beyond
the village, where they were to camp,
and a water car was run up the rail
road spur In the afternoon with a thou
sand gallons more.
Serentylrst Fares Better.
The Seventy-Hrst, which left McAllen
at 8:30 In the morning and went Into
camp at Mission at 11. lost but nte men.
Two of these were legitimate, according
to the medical officers, one with a
sprained tendon and one with heat pros
tration, whllo three were pronounced
"fakers." Of these three one was said
to be subject to nasal hemorrhages. The
Seventy-first reached camp In apparent
good spirits and pitched shelter tents In
an open field south of the railroad.
lirlg.-Gen. Lester and staff started out
with the Fourteenth on horseback, but
the Oeneral's mount went lame a mile or
two nut of Mission and he was obliged to
finish the march In an automobile. Urlg.
Hen. Dyer of the Second lirlgade nnd his
staff rode with the Seventy-first to Mis
sion. The Oenerals will accompany the
regiments for the first three day anil
then return to start out with tho next
units from their brigade.
Squadron A, less Troop C, started out
to-day for a march northwest to Sim
fordyce, the end of the railroad line, nud
back to OJo de Agua, Hidalgo, Donna
pump station, Mercedes and return to
McAllen on August 20. On this march
they will be allowed every opportunity
for tactical exercises.
Artillerymen In Guard House.
Six men are held In the -juard house
ot the feennd Field Artillery for a volley
of shots which aroused the camp and re
sulted In a call to arms in several regi
ments at 12:15 last night. All are from
Battery D. As u result of pa day yen
terday they are said to have been cele
brating in reckless disregard or thu anti
alcohol order. Klerht or nine shots were
fired from a point near the Irrigation
canal. These were returned by a sentry
from Battery A.
The men were captured by the guard
under command of First Lieut. J. H.
Andrews of Mattery A in the mesqulte
near the canal, each with two cartridge
cllfw empty. They had passes allowing
them to return Inside the linns by 10
I. M.. and It believed by officer that
they created this diversion thlnklrx that
they might vllp past the guard lines
Second Lieut. Samuel J. Fisher of
Company M, Twelfth Infantry. Is con
fined to the First Field Hospital with
The Twenty-third Infantry at Tharr
was paid off to-day. Neither the Four
teenth nor Seventy-first was paid off be
fore they started on their march this
ARCTIC HOLDS STEFANSS0N.
Exploring; Party Reaches Alaska
nnd Tells nt Leader's Plans.
Nome, Alaska, Aug. 16, Six members
of the Vllhjalmur Stefansson Arctic ex
pedition, who arrived here yesterday on
the power schooner Alaska, to-day re
lateil their experiences In the Polar
regions during the last thre years. They
said Stefansson, who remained In the
Arctic to continue his work of exploring
newly discovered land north of Prince
Patrick Land, probably would not re
turn to civilization during the present
The party aboard the Alaska was
under Dr. Rudolph Anderson, Stefans
son's chief subordinate, who had been
exploring and charting the coast line
bordering Union and Dolphin straits and
the Coronation Oulf region, far east of
the mouth of the Mackenzie River.
All of the party which left here on the
Alaska In July, 1913, returned with the
xceptlon of Daniel Blue, engineer, who
died at Bailey Island In May, 1915, The
members of the party here are: Dr.
Anderson, J, J, O'Neill, geologist : John
It. Cox, surveyor; Dr. Jenness, anthro
pologist ; Fritz Johansen, oceanographer
and entomologist, und George Wllklns,
photographer. The rri.ooner was undrr
tho command of Capt. Sweeney, who
Joined the expedition In Arctic waters.
Most of the time since, tne spring of
1914 the party has been In quarters at
Bernard Harbor on Coronutlon Oulf,
east of the Mackenzie River, one of the
least known sectlonu of the habitable
Mr. Wllklns learned from Slpfanasoii
that the new land which the explore!
discovered may be described us u second
(reenland. I'p to the time that Stefaiis
son left tho new land, after his mernor
able trip acros the frozen sea with
Storker a. Rtorkerson and Olo Anderson
the explorer traced about two hundred
miles of Its shore line, und found IJgli
mouutuln upon It.
SION TREATY TO SAVE BIRDS.
Brltnln and 1. Adopt First Com
part of Kind Fvrr Drafted.
Washington, Aug. Id, A treaty be
tween flreat llrltnln nnd the United
States for protection of Insect destroying
birds on both sides of the Canadian
boundary was signed at the State De
parlment to-day by Secretary Lansing
and Ambassador Sprlng-Rleo. The
treaty Is very broad and covers prac
tically nil kinds or nirfl lire, hh admin
IMrntlnn will he left to local authorities
So far ns It Is known this Is tho first
treaty of the kind ever signed.
To l.rttU!at for Mllllla.
MoNTrw.ir.n, Vt Aug, 16, (lov, dates
to-day called n special session of the
Legislature for August 24, lit which the
question of providing financial assist
ance for thn dependents of troops on
the border will ue considered.
TO Onardsmrn Kent Home.
San Antonio, Tex., Aug, 16. It was
announced at department headquarters
to-day that to date a total of S7I
guardsmen have been granted release
under the dependent relative provision,
"Sam the .Pcdlcr," Father of
Six Girls, Refuses to Ad
mit His Guilt.
Another Indictment was handed down
yesterday by tho Orand Jury In the
whtte slave Investigation. This time It
was Samuel Klrh, "Sum the I'edler,"
who was named.
Klrsh I charged with having placed
Rose Mlchaelson In a resort In Charlton
street, and Lilly Hrotinsteln In a Mul
berry street house. Iloth glrla testified
against him before the Orand Jury.
Klrsh Is the father of .ilx girls.
It Is the opinion of the District At
torney's assistants that Klrsh cooperated
with Joseph Ilotwln. who also has been
Indicted, In finding girls nnd turning
them over to keepers of resorts. Klrsh
Is said to have collected u percentage
from tho managers of the houses. Three
other men ure said to bo In the organ
ization with Ilotwln nnd Klrsh, und more
Indictments ure expected before long. I
Klrsh wa removed yestenlay from i
tho House of Detention, where he was ,
being held as a witness against Ilotwln,!
anil taken' to the District Attorney's '
office by Detective Russo. loiter, after
ho had refused to make any statement I
to the District Attorney's men. ho w;is
locked up In the Tombs. Ho will be
brought before Judgo Rosalsky to-day
to pleud to the Indictment.
HIS AMERICAN WIFE
Dashing Lieutenant Married
Secretly to Long Island
Girl Three Years Ago.
From across the seas yesterday cam
reports of domestic discord between
Lieut. Wlnfleld Durrows Hlfton, now
serving his Ilrltannlc Majesty with the
Canadian contingent, and Jean Donald
son Slfton, whose romantic courtship
and marriage three years ago stirred
society here and In Toronto.
Confirmation that all Is not well with
the Slftons Is contained In an adver
tisement Inserted In the newspapers
by his lawyers In which he gives notice
that he Is not responsible for his wife's
on July 31, 113, the news that Lieut.
Slfton hud been married secretly to the
daughter of the late Andrew Donaldson,
at one time vice-president of the Krle
Railroad, was received with amazement
here. She had been married once
before, to John S. Kerwln. Her mar
riage to him had been annulled only
threo months when the announcement
of her new alliance came.
Lieut. Slfton was well known locally
He enjoyed social entree, us his father
was Minister of the Interior In Canada
during the regime of Premier Laurter.
At ths time of the marriage the Hon.
Clifford Slfton was chairman of the.
Dominion Commission of Conservation.
Th.r acquaintance of Lieut. Slfton and
his bride began at the International
Horse Show In London, whero he was In
charge of the Canadian military team.
Me exhibited there und afterward one
of the most notable strings of horses
seen In the show ring. His Jumpers
captured honors here and abroad for
He wedded Mrs. Kerwln at Mllburn.
S. J., the ceremony being performed by
the Rev. Mr. Heetiert. pastor of the
Lutheran Church of Newark. After
the marriage the coupl-i spent their
honeymoon In Canada and London.
COL MURRAY ILL. QUITS CAMP.
Ordered to tlnapllal ICetrhum
rLATTSBURU. N. V.. Auir. 16. Lieut..
Col. Peter Murray. Twrnt) -ninth M'f.m
try. commander of the camp of military
instruction here during June nnd July,
waa to-day at his own rtquest and on
the n.'vlce of his ph!rlnn tollex-d of
that duty, and will on Ktid.iy leave fur
tho Walter Reed Hospital, Washington,
for treatment. Ills long and active ser
vice in tropical climates has resulted
III heart trouble, which has undermined
On telegraphic orders from Malor-
Oen. Wood. Lieut. -Col. Daniel W. Ketch
um of the Coast Artillery Corps was this
afternoon appointed camp commander.
Col, Keffium was graudated In lbSti.
He reached his present rank In 1914.
His home station Is nt Kort Mon--oe.
From tho early part of April until
ihout the first of July he was In charge
if the training camp ut Oglethorpe, (la..
nid was then ordered to Tobyhanna. I'n.,
a here he was In chargo of the Instruc
tion of the field artillery.
H. S. CHAMBERLAIN A 'GERMAN.'
tnthur and Son-ln-larr of t'rau
Rerun, via London, Aug, 16. Houton
Stewart Chamberlain, an author, of Kng
llsh birth, and son-in-law of Krau Co
elina Wagner, Is now It-gully a German
citizen, following hlx npnli ntion for u.it
ur.illzatlon last April. Mr. Chamberlain
ha teen n rcMdcnt of llayreuth for
Ufttl.lAn Con-.,.. rli-ml,n.t.l I
father was a Hrltlsh Rear Admlr.il, inar-i
rlo.l l'l'i. -AlitllA.1 tn l,u tUa nM..ul .l'Oiu-li-
ter of Richard Wagner, the composer.'
li an Coslma Wagner (lectured sewral
the child of her fit t-t husband, linns von
In several of his nrtlcles Mr Chamber
lain has supported the cunso of (ler
many nnd held that tlreat llrltnln was
responslblo for tle war. The Iron CroNs
was conicrrcu ou mm uy ine taiser ijbi
FRANCE EXTENDS THANKS.
It r pi lea to Address Drclarlnu They
Are I'UhtliiK for Riant.
H. Longford Warren, dean of the
faculty of architecture of Hnrvard Uni
versity, yesterday gave to thn public the
reply which France has made to Ihe
"AddresH to the I'eop'e of the Allied Na
tions," u document signed by tiOO lending
Among the men who signed In behalf
of Krnnco are clemencpnu, Mlllerand,
Hodln, Multro Lnborl, Salnt-Saens, pe.
IniHxy, I 'in re !otl, Klamiiraiion ami
"We thank you with all our heart"
for having thus stated In the nnine of
tho universal conscience, that wo ore
struggling for right, Justice, liberty nnd
for the preseriatlnn of the Ideals of
humanity from n scientific barbarism,"
said the reply In part,
nrltlsh nnd Clernmns Clash nt Sen,
Amrticrpam, via London, Aug. in.
Two encounters between Hrltlsh and
Herman warships were observed from
Flushing, Holland, last night, iiccnul
lug o a despatch from Flushing to-day
to the Ttlruraaf,
Hoard Krai Ilrlnua f 1,700,
Ciiicaoo, Aug, 16. A memhorshlti In
the Chicago Hoard of Trade sold for
14,70(1 to-day, an advance of 1200 s ncu
yesterday, and almost double the price
of n year ego. The prtco la said to fee
ths highest on rsjrd.
SCHOOL DAY SEPT. 26
Health Of fleers More Optimis
tic ns New Pnrnlysis Cases
ONLY 138 FOR THE DAY
Warniiiff Reiterated to Par
ents to Keep Children Away
With thirty fewer cases, of Infantile
paralysis yesterday than the day be-'
fore and n drop of five deaths ofllclals '
i.f the Department of Health were optl- I
mlstlo enough to fix September IS as a I
tentative date for the opening of the
tlty schools. This is two weeks later
lhan originally scheduled and will be
entirely 'lependent upon the subse
quent course of tho epidemic.
Health Commissioner Kmerson sug
gested the dato In a letter written to
William O. Wlltcox, president of the
Hoard of Kducatlon, at the same time
announcing that two weeks notice would
be given before the school were actu
ary thrown open. Mr. Wlllcox concurred
In Dr. Lmerson' recommendation, but
said the epidemic would not affect the
opening on September 11 of the training
..cliools for teachers, which of course
do nut admit child pupils.
While the disease In New York
city, according to Commissioner Kmer
son, seems to bo slowly "burning Itself
out," the epidemic continues to obtain a
stronger hold on the rest of New York
State and In New Jersey, State Health
Department report Indicated last night.
In New Jersey, out of 500 municipali
ties. 174 nre affected. Of the 1,765 cases
In the State 730 have been reported from
Newark. Yesterday eighty case de
veloped In tho State, with twenty-seven
In Newark and four In Jersey City.
Three More Deaths Vp State.
Three deaths from the dlsesse and
fifty additional cases were reorted to
tho New York State Department of
Heilth at Albany, not Including New
York city. This makes a total of 14S
deaths and 1,113 cuk In the State. The
deaths wcrt- refuted from Antwerp.
Highland und Oirnpbcll. New cases
distributed as follows: Highland and
Oyster Hay, 5 each; I'oughkcrpsle, 4;
Campbell und Hempstead, 3 each ; and
Old A rllngton, I'eeksklll, Antwerp,
Oeneva, Kreeport. Sherrlll, I'lne Hush,
Livingston Manor. Hurleyvllle, Locust
VnlUy. Spring Valley. Webb. l!de Turk.
Liberty, liea-antvllle. Kennedy, Pu
laski. Patchogue, llabylon, Tarrytown
and Craryvllle. 1 each.
Because of this rapid spread of the
disease In the outlying sections an emer
gency meeting of representatives of the
health departments In thirty-eight States
has been called for to-day In Washing
ton. Senior Surgeon Charles K. Hanks
and Drs. Wade II. Krost and C H. Lav
Inder of the fulled States Public Health
Service left New York yesterday to at
tend this meeting. Ways and means for
establishing uniform regulations to pre
vent the spread of the epidemic and the
best measures for ending It will be dis
cussed In detail.
For New Yoj-k city Health Commis
sioner Kmerson announced that twenty
two more children were discharged from
hospitals as cured, making thn total thus
discharged, thirty-seven. The number
of new cases yesterday Is distributed as
follows: Manhattan, 44; The llronx, 11;
Ilrooklyn. 46; Queens. 2; Richmond. 4,
making a total of 13.1. Klght deaths
occurred In Manhattan, six In The
llronx, fifteen In Ilrooklyn and fl In
Queens, n total of thirty-four. The total
number of cases is now 6,613 am deaths
More Offers to filve Hlood,
Thirteen persons applied nt the Wll
lard Parker lloipltal to give tlnir blood
to help crippled children and live were
accepted. One of the volunteers wa
Harold H. Fallck. 3S, of HummeK Rock
away Reach, who hud the disease thirty
years ago. He has a daughter now con
VBlesclne; from paralysis, but his blood
will not he used for that case. J lis
daughter probably will recover. Dr
Abraham 7.lncher of Wlllard Parker
ll(i.l!tnl said he had extracted thirty-six
ounces of blood from these donors and
received several other offers of aid by
mall and telephone.
The twenty-two children who were
discharged as cured wero In various
staxes of the after effects of the disease,
Commissioner Kmerson said that every
day thero will be more and more dis
charges from the city Institutions, which
will materially lighten th burden of
caring for new cases. ll received a
telegram from Secretary of th Treas
ury McAdoo announcing that permission
had been given for the entrance of
thirty trained nurses from Canada who
er' held up at the border under the
contract labor Ihw. The alien labor
clause nun wulied nnd the nurses will
arriie hero on Saturday,
rmnpntun of Itdiicnllnn.
Dr. Ch-irles F HoMuan, director of
the Health Department's bureau of pub
lic health education, hai stnrtfd a
vigorous camp"1,'!! fur the education of
tho people on tho subject of pollnmyel!- 1
lis, having dls.'owrfl that n large ma.
joiliy are uninformed renardlng the na-'
ture and mod of the spread of In-1
fantile paralysis Thousand, of clrcu-1
lars win ne (iirinuuini. i esicrua)
I'ltuc.itlomi! bulletin paid In part:
"Tho germ of liifiutilc paralysis la
present In discharges from the nose,
throat und bowels of thoo 111, even In
llm cases which do not go on to
parnlsle It may also be present In the
none and throat of healthy children from
Ihe same family Do not li t your chil
dren play with children who have Just
In en ill or who have recently had coldi,
Himimcr complaint, &c "
Commissioner Kmcrsnn last night
summed up the developments to dite by
saying that despite the high number nf
cases iri'.i..!imali lepnrteil, the situation
is distinctly belter than It was two
weeliH ago and that the Health Depart
ment I" consolidating Its forces ho that
every case quarantined at home Is being
visited ut least once u day.
Ilni's Hrntlis and ctt Cn
ported by lloroughs.
Deaths and new caes of Infantile
paralysis reported by the Health De
partment yesterd.iy follow;
IMIph FllfpsV.)-, ID "t N'lchnlss nvenue;
William A. fii'ik, Ml We.t Fnrl-llfth
street, I'etir Itrpide, MS West Pl(t-rlnlh
stteot, i; ?.aiiilinunkkv, i! Citlmrlnn
trCM! Vli'terl.l Mil'e, Mr, Varli'k street;
II Kiirliinws VVIIUnl Parker Hospital
(Hi I101111) I'.iliiilietli IjoukIiI), SH U'nt
1 -tilth street.
X.ittle Italpe rlii", Mill Kist r.flth street
iWll.ard I'nrker Hospital) ; Margaret Lynns,
Iti't.l t'llntim avenue, Arthur llirseiiri, 11,1,1
fliiip-nn street. Pied i'nhfn. ,7fitl Put
stieet, llarnlil W.ki, 11:14 P.asl Mhlh streol
(died Uncoln llotpltiill.
John Morrtssey, ,S'i itutes avenue (N'nse,
TI11n.it and Lung llosiiltal), Tunv Viol i,
lo.i4 i',',uughii)' avenue iitlsd lilverslils
Hospital!', Anna While. ,'IS.I lloctney street;
Yliunins Conner). S7 Suuili Third street;
Mir llruntfest, Alabama avenue; K.J.
ward Muldare, 234 gcholti street ; Jean
Henltt, 476 East Eighth street: Harriet
ireei; am uininrrir,
lleherl ttormley, in
m,nlh. Ilvm.n Olll
felel street: m-ln.y Ktt, ISO Hmiih See-
win, sirreii siarzarei i a t;nmne, .n rniy.
sixth street: Fnnnla Wabnlck, M: Kltnn
street: Mux Thurn, 2874 Weil Twenty
Wallace Cugrlrk, 27 Unl-m Hall strest,
Jamaica. Margaret ll.ul.r, Cortland llmitc.
yard, Ijiiirelt ,r.: Anlen WaMmnn, 3.1 South
I;rk avenue, Arverns; Konlman Knell, 43
111 rla.e. Illtndale: Margaret An.lersnn,
IUrrlon avtnue, Bhorevlew ark, Jamaica.
John Rich. S5 Jefferson street i W. Wolf,
man, 211 Madison street: Arthur Zosel
le.no, lot Bleecker street: Margaret Vorsn,
II I'erry street; C. Uttnblno. lot Thompson
street! Kale Walsh, 12 Harrow street; Tony
flermlno, 105 Hulllvan street; C, Turin-Ill,
S Hedford stre-t: Uerald Dnnovsn, 31
Morton street; Helen Kbren, 601 Kecnnd
syenue: Vers Elstnbtrg, Livingston
Blare; F. Chlrfcou, 117 Kist Ninth sirett;
Frank Pchlmans, 420 Kist Fifth street;
Ton- AurUnno. 420 West Thlrtv-nlnth
street: H. Medevln, 52 West Thlrty-nfth
street; Thomas Fellln, 101 Third avenue;
Clmrlea Kelly, 427 Kait KIhty-seond
stret, Ester TUmon. tn i;t Klghty
nrst street; William Sehwnrt. 1121 Ave.
mm A: VV. Flnzer. 0 West 180th street.
Elisabeth Dohnt. 144 West Hevenly. second
street William Cook. 40 West Forty-nfth
tree'.; John Ochsner, tit West llflth
streit; Mlchsel tleflnt, 141 West Knd
Mem,;: E. Mother, 171 West Eighty
elfthlh street; t. Ilubln, 100 West Haven
tleth street, Franrlt Conroy, 211 West
107th street; Dorothy IJIshop, lt7 Lexing
ton avenue; Margartt Dtrsuss, III Kist
105th street: Pauline Kline. :I2 East
Nlnety.ftrst street; William OoMsilne. M2
West tilth street; Joserhlnx Deer, 174 St
Nhholss avenue; Mnrtlch nteward. 211
West 114th street; Minnie Zleve, 111 !tt
lOStn street; John Foley. 2430 Merond ave
nue, Joseph Zlacs. 1S2 East lOSth street:
Mary Aiollone. 317 West 12IJ sirest;
Homely Crlrklotv. Ill West 137th street:
o. (lolowlsky, I7J1 First avenue; Henry
J'psthman. 2 East 127th street: Joseph
Sinleilo. 247 West 141th street; M. Leonl,
124 East 107th street; Dorothy Wagner.
:o5 Third avsnut; S. Itubtn, 271 Weil
Catherine Campion. 42 Talman street:
Thmnns Donovan. 244 Steuben street,
llarrv Nolan. 10S South Elliott place: Rose
FrHtik. 17U Hsmls street; Anita Uoodman,
,1J1 President street, Wllliim Joseph
Whit., ins ft, Marks place; Anthony Sarll,
211 Xavv lret. ltenlna giilnn. 21 Adelphl
street; Emliy .ttnsen, nil Klfiy-seventh
street; Annabel Morrow, 214 Xtity-flrst
street; Sadie O'Toole, 5221 Third avenue;
Nathan l'ikeyk. Ill llerry street; J-.sle
Tleilman, 114 Freeman street: Arthur l'r
vln, V4 Humboldt street; Motile Oennder,
III Meeerole. street: Helen Sokotop.ky. 224
Withers street: Hose Fchnluer. 2 South
First street: Thomas J. Armstrong. k7
South Third street, Ethel Kessler, 254
South Fourth street: Solomon Cohen, C20
Helntont avenue; nenevleve nndaen, rare
of MeCalie. 620 Crescent street; John
Itnhr, 624 (llenmore avenue: Leonard Hod
den, 140 Ulcnn street; I, outs Klu.man, 914
fllentnore avenue. Max Kaplan. 77 Craftnn
street; Frank Dashntar. 4 Hendrlx street;
Samuel Ileme, 230 Poxell street; Morris
Epstein. 141 Powell street; Vincent Du
rand, 111 Mrigewond avenue; Henry Wets
let. 44 Mtone avenue; William Mro
wit, 421 Watklns street; Catherine Cnr,
100 Wllloiighby avenue; flerlrude n.irfln
K.I IMI Sterling place; Louise Itn.s. 545
Tmutman street; Tlaymond Hunt, 27C St.
Nicholas avenue. Kenneth Uovil, 7;il l.in
Join plare; Arthur I'etry, S04 llamhurr
avenue; paratatno Marano. 43 Hamburg
avenue; Marie Walton. 1441 Futtnn street,
Henry Mcrappell, i Floyd stret, Genrse
Thomas, 75 Cooper street; Eleanore Cohn,
4t4 Avenue) N; Mary Wanrtmaclier, 1290
New York avenue. John Hewitt, 471 East
Elchth street; fljby Astell, 11 E,t
Twenty-third street: ly Pohn, 570I
Anna Hetanlck. (21 East lS7th street;
Ruth Egan, 110 East 131th street; Leonurd
iiewitt, 47(1 East Eltr
Han.M. 132 Petioles sir
Jft New Lois roads 11
anderbllt avenue: Do
Travel on the Broadway Limited is not
only comfortable and attractive ; it is
alluring. It has the est of rapid
motion, a care-free holiday spice arid
the good things that make life's
measure full. Life is delightful on the
Modern nil-stool onrs moan snfety nnd
they supply hotel comforts and con
veniences. There is a barber nnd
valet, ha tli and smoking club for the
men; n maid and an observation parlor
for the women; libraries, current
periodicals, easy chairs and a moving
panorama for nil. A stenographer will
write nnd mail your letters and file
Thn restaurant car service on the
Broadway Limited, is a distinct feature.
It is uniformly maintained at the
highest standard of excellence.
This famous train makes the run between
New York and Chicago every dny in
20 hours, over the sliorlest line, leaving
New York 2.45 P. M. and arriving
Chicago 9.45 A. M.
Tliono "Madison Square 7000"
TAr S'ttl Cat Rnit 5
Thlcht, 1010 Tlrvant avenue; (leorg Con
nentt, 911 East 176th street: V (1. Dalller.
1104 l.arnmli avenue: I Uoylsnil, 1013
nryant ovenue: John Date, 12SI Union
avenue; llentrlce Sllero. 191 East Hid
street; John Downs. 711 Hurke street;
Nathan Shetnson, 132.1 Fpinkllu avenue;
Lewis, 2122 Andrews avtnue.
Helen Zimmerman, 80 7roadway. As
torla; Catherine Hums, 321 Harold nvenue,
Long Island City; Catherine Welsh. 11
(Jueena street, Long Island City; Mary
Corleta, 22 Sherman street, Astoria; Flor
ence llardlner, 14 l'urrls street, Long
Island City; Angelina HeDeetls, 197 Jaek
sou avenue. Long Island City; Mary Uor
nls. 1I2S llleecker street, llldgtwood;
William Pecker, 102 Fresh Pond road,
Mian wood; Walter llsrtman, 1161 Stan
hops street, Hhlgewood; Janettt PfelrTer,
716 Starr street, Itldgewooil; Curl Fisher,
III Cooper avenue, tliendale; Olga Fisher,
216 Cooper avenue, Ulendale; Ella Ahearn,
S Sackstt street. Corona; Mary Hose Mar
tin, 41 Monroe street, Flushing; Henry
Itolh, 211 Ttvelth street, College Point:
Heglnald Ktug, Second street, tiesr
Propheron avenue, Hay side; llsnry Pella
treaus. Stats street nesi Merrick road,
Jamaica: Prank Lucarlcl, 126 Itemsen
street. Cedar Manor: Helen Mlrlltsiher,
411 Liberty avenue. Morris Park, Mildred
Westcall, 4116 Hrandon avenue, Wood
havsn; John tichulleln. 3S9S Futtnn street,
Union Course; Cornelius nnd (leorgn lnv
ler, 7 Douglass place, J.iin.ilin; Marjory
Proctor. Merrick mail and Springfield nve
nue, Springfield) Margaret and John Hat
ter, Cortland boulevard, t.aurelton; A I mo
Fensterslock, in Storm ave., Arverne: Sam
(Irayson, 10 Htach Forty-fifth atroet,
Jostphlns ?Jlmmer, 04.1 Van Dnnse street,
Stapltlun: May D. ltyan, 121 Chestnut
avenue, ttoselunk; Edith Ailamo, IturT
street, Concord; (leorxe W. llevrrly. In
vert avenue, N'sw Dorp.
20 AMERICANS GO TO FRONT.
Grndnntea of I'nlveraltlea Are
Members of Atnbnlanrr Corps,
1'ams, Aug. IS. Twenty graduate of
American universities have left for the
front as members of the newly formed
section 9 of the American Ambulance
Field Service. They are:
Carleton llurr, I). Curtis and (leorge
H. l.ymin, Uoston; James H. llean, Con
cord, Mass.: Alfred M. Unite, (Ireen
Hay, Wis.; Wi.lter Chrl-tlc, Uryn Afnwr.
Pa ; Oeorge It. Cogswell and John C. R.
Moore. Cambridge. Mass, Hdivin II.
Kngllsh, New Haven, Conn. ; John I..
Harrison, Charlottesville. Va.; .Sidney
Howard. Oakland. Cal. ; Walter I.epson,
Spirks, Nev. ; Robert R. Lester. Kansas
City; Harold A. Mandcrson, Portland,
Me. ; Emory Nlles and Robert W. Wood,
Haltlmore; Thlllp X. Rhinclander. Law
rence, I. ; Francis X. Soils-Cohen,
Philadelphia; (leorge F. Talbot, Fal
mouth, Me., and Allen U. Thurman,
SENATE TO EXPOSE "SPOIIS.'
lllll Amended, llonrver, to Mhosr
Jobs Republicans Created.
Wasiiinciton, Aug. 16. Senator Pen
rose's resolutions, designed to draw out
oftlclal statistics to support the Republi
can charge of an excessive number of
ortlces being created outside of civil ser
vice, were passed to-day by the Senate
after they had been amended to show
the number of such olllces created by
nil Republican Presidents slnco Cleveland.
The Standard Railroad
"General Savings" means
File upon file, rank upon
rank, our men's Summer
suits are as much on the
go as the rookies at Platts
burg. "General Demand" must
from suits higher up
greatly add to the strength
of the line, especially in
the $20 and $25 sectors.
"Marching orders" this
709 pairs of men's low
shoes mostly narrow
88 were $4.00
Rogers Peet Company
at 13th St.
at 34th St
at 4 1st St.
I at Warren
Von KiiKflkcn .Hint Director.
Washington, Aug. lfi - President v ,.
son to-day mmilnnteil V, J. II nn V,.
gelkoii of K.ist I'aialka. Kin, t 1 I ,
rector of the Mint, succeeding I! W
I Woolley. who entered the Democrats
of the World