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LOBBYISTS SWARM IN ALBANY TO FIGHT SMITH
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WITH LOBBYISTS TO RGHTALL
PUBLIC UTILITIES MEASURES
Every Municipal Ownership Bill Smith Puts
Through Legislature to Be Opposed by Serv
ice Corporations Disappointed Inaugura
tion Visitors Threaten Officials.
By Martin Green.
(Speelal Staff Correspondent of The Evening World.)
ALBANY. Dec. 30. Albany Is full ol lobbyists. They resent being
called lobbyists and havo organized n sor ot propaganda of a verbal nature
which Is Intended to reach' sources of publicity in a way to convey the
Impression that the lobbyists arc no more and the alert young, middle
aged and the old men who aro here present and ar- on the payrolls ot
the public sorvlco and othor corporations likely to be affected by legisla
tion are in reality in the State capital as presenters ot arguments in the
Court of Appeals.
From the complexion of the lobby-
lets, however disguised, who ar
early on the ground, it is apparen'
that the traction Interests are greatly
Used over the reported Intention
3ov.-elect Smith to try add en-
rco the laws which should evolve
Zluin mo uemocruuc piuuorra planus
calling for municipal ownership of
JThe hunch has com- out that the
Governor-elect. In his message, which
he may read to the Joint session of the
Senat, and tho Assembly next
Wednesday and thereby break all
precedents tn this State, will advo
cate oven more drastic legislation on
traction matters than thu platform
MEASURES FOR .NEW YORK
CITY TRANSIT FORMULATED.
Suggestions, or commands, from th
Governor's message are subjects !
rumoi in the Suite capital iheio is
no dnuht about the tepoit that thi'
Governor-elect's transit program for
New York City bus aneudj been
drafted, and that the recommenda
tlons are calculated to mako col 1
chills traverse tho Bpints of the finan
clers Interested In public servtrt
stocks not only of New York City
but of the State.
Strangely enough, the traction cor
poratlon lobbyists and the roprcsenta
tlves of other public service corpora
tlons operating In municipalities e
not cast down. They are morir opti
mistic than the magnates who employ
them became they are closer to the
sources of law and repeal,
"Gov. Smith," said a gentleman
identified with a public service utility
,to. tho writer to-day, "may send to
the Legislature all the messages he
can wrie with the Intent of bringing
on municipal ownership beyond the
limits to which it extends under ex
isting laws, and ho may forco hls
measures through, but each of them
will have to stand a court test. There
Isn't a measuro he can present that
Isn't so mixed up with constitutional
requirements that wo can't appeal
The difficulties of the situation
have not daunted AI Smith and his
hill formulators. As minority and
majority leader nnd Speaker of the
Assembly he accumulated a lot of
knowledge about transit laws, He has
no fear of the ultimate outcome.
INAUGURATION OFFICIALS ARE
80 many requests for admissions to
the Capitol building for tho inaugu
ration ceremonies havo been turned
down that the officials in charge are
beginning to receive threats. The Al
bany police force Is adequate and com
petent to preserve general order, but
tho welfare of the Governor-Elect and
his family has been directly entrusted
to detectives Andy McDonald and Abe
Bnydecker of tho New York Police
(Continued 'on Second Page.)
The Evening World
will not be pub'ished
New Year's Day.
MILLER TO SUBMIT
Available for Requirements
of Next Fiscal Year.
ALBANY, Dec. 30. A formal and
oompleto financial plan for tho en
suing fiscal year, proposing appro
priatlons for State expenses and
means of financing them In the way
of a surplus and estimated revenues,
wh'ch Is to be submitted to tho
Legislature, was made public to-day
by Gov. Miller, as Chairman of tho
Board of Estimate and Control. Sub
mission of the balanced budget
marked tho close of tho Miller Ad
ministration and was regarded as es
tahllshlng a precedent in the 'State's
The budget estimates u surplus, as
of July 1, 1023, of J35,647,0S0.36; es
Mmated revenue- $126,355,676.43, or
total resources of $162,002,756.79 for
the requirements of the next fiscal
Appropriations are confined to cur
rent operating oxpensos ard fixed
charges, requests for construction and
capital outlay being left to the action
of the Legislature. General salary
changes and creation of new positions
were recommended for postponement
until completion of the "Job analysis
study" now under way.
Operating expense appropriations
Include personal service, operation
and maintenance, fixed charges, con
tributions and State debt require
ments, and aggregate $110,000,000,
An Increase of $6,460,000 In group ap
propriations, is balanced by decreases
in othor groups.
Principal Increases are: Health, La
bor and Tax Departments, $135,000
educational, $3,726,000, Including $73,-
000 for pcrslons; agriculture, $258,
000; prisons and prison hospitals
general, $389,000; for increased Lai
arles and additional attendants, $1,
330,000; charity, $354,000; Stato aid
to town and country roads, $244,000
prison industries, $33,000,
$6,500,000 TO IMPROVE
President Mnke Request of l'n-
jtrrnn (o Keep tfay Up to Pntr,
WASHINGTON, Dec. 30. A supple
mental appropriation ot $6,500,000 for
modernization of battleships was re
quested of Congress to-day by President
The request was transmitted in a let
ter from Secretary Denby declaring that,
as a rosult of the Arms Conference de
cisions, me nation must adopt a new
policy regarding Its capital ships, If they
aro "to be maintained at a standard of
efficiency comparable to that of similar
vessels of foreign powers."
Circulation Books Open to All,"
Torfc World) Press
Hopes Situation Has Gone
Far Enough for Them to
See Error of Way.
her policy Mercurial
But Will Be Hard for Her to
Refuse Consent to Clearing
By Da id Lawrence.
(Speelal Correspondent of The Eve
WASHINGTON. Dec. 30 (Copy
right). -L-Having failed to convince
Franco by informal con rsatlons of
diplomacy, the United States Govern
ment has appealed to the public opin
ion of tho wofld in support of Its
plan Xor a settlement ot .the ropara
Secretary Hughes's speech, at Now
Haven, almost coincident with the
first expression from tho White
House on foreign policy in three
weeks, has a significance apart from
the character of the proposal that a
commission of financiers undertake
to fix what Germany can pay. It
means that tho American Govern
ment has been quietly advancing this
proposal, but that Franco has not
There Is no reason to bolieve
France has returned a flat negative
but there la every reason to suppose
that the American Government has
mado little headway by secret di
plomacy and is trying open diplomacy
It is most unusual for the President
and Secretary of Stnto to discuss
proposals made to foreign Govern
ments. For weeks thero had been a
steadfast refusal to say anything.
though It was known J. P. Morgan
had conferred with Secretary Hughes
and that a revival of tho bankers'
commission idea was under discussion,
It was pointed out in these despatches
nt the time that tho key to the situu
tlon was to be found In tho report of
the International Bankers' Committee,
made In June. That committee made
certain recommendations, but Franco
didn't accept them. Tho situation has
not changed since then. The Ameri
can Government is merely reviving
the suggestion that a commission
really .try again.
When tho committee of bankers met
In Pnrl3, In June, the French paid
no attention to Its suggestions. Now
the American Government hopes tho
situation has proceeded far enough
for Franco to see tho error of her
way. The bankers are ready to ex
amino Germany's assets and resources.
again and to recommend a loan to
Germany wherewith her first repara
tion payments can be mode, but llrst
Franco must agree to givo up her
apparently unrestricted right to pun
ish Germany whenever sho pleases.
If the United States Government
had been able to convince France In
the last fortnight that such a plan
was worth trying, the appotU to public
opinion wouldn't have been necessary.
But tho French Government's policy
has been more or less mercurial of
late, anyhow. First It seemed as If
France would Invado the Huhr, then
the policy was abandoned.
Realizing tho tremendous moral In-
fiuenco which the United Stutes
wields In the world to-day, the de
cislon was made here to make public
tho American plan, almost on the eve
(Continued on Second Page.)
Strict censorship, careful classi
fication, superiority in numbers
and results because jf the largest
metropolitan circulation miike
World advertisements the most
useful and effective form of
144,429 S2t advUl u'1
Kfi more than the next
OUeOOl highest newspaper.
75 OF ALL HELP WANTED
ADVTS. ARE PRINTED IN
BALKED BY FRANCE
NEW YORK, SATURDAY, DECEMBER
AND RAIN OR SNOW
DUE FOR NEW YEAR'S
Thermometer Already Soarlnff
Army of 10,000 Oat to Clear
Warmer weather is promised for
the New Year.
Thore will bo a decided cbango to
morrow, according to Forecaster Starr
of tho local Weather Bureau, and in
alt probability what enow remains in
tho streets by to-moTow aftornoon
win melt and mako it wet undor-
foot. By to-morrow night unsettled
conditions will prevail, and it Is prob
alio that cither rain or enow will
Tho lowest point reached by the
thermometer to-day was 13 at 6
o'clock. It rose slowly as the sun
roso, but will remain below 20 dll day.
It was forecast. To-morrow it will go
above the freezing point.
POLICE TO FRISK
Hylan Issues Drastic Order
to Enright to Make
If New Yorfc docsriH encounter the
driest New Year's Evo It has ever
known, it will not bctho fault of
Mayor Hylan, tho police and tho Fed
eral Prohibition forces. Because all
these havo combined, after various
and sundry conferences, to make the
freedom of violators of the liquor law
a perilous thing.
Mayor Hylan and Commissioner
Enright have prepared a plan for en
forcement which has been given to
Chief Inspector Lahcy nnd by him
transmitted to-day in a conference
with his subordinate Inspectors which
will permit tho police to search citi
zens for pocket (tasks.
The searching will be conduct
ed In the guise of "frisking" sus
pects for concealed weapons.
And if the hip flask comes to
light during the operation the
toter will be arrested immediately.
Tho ordore for strict enforcement
camo from Mayor Hylan after he ha1
received reports of young girls being
lelt to wander Intoxicated about ths
streets of Greenwich Vlllago last New
Year's Evo. That quarter is to bo
watched this year with the faithful
ness of a cat at a mouse hole.
Not only is tho uniformed force to
be out in all its available, numbers,
hut detectives In street clothes und
some in evening clothes will bo dis
tributed about the neighborhoods In
which the police expect the most ac
.tlon on the part of the revellers.
Broadway, particularly that part of
It In which tho well-known restaur
ants and hotels are situated, will come
In for extra surveillance. Detectives
will be everywhere. The Inspectors
have been notified by Chief Lahey
that they will bo held personally re
sponsible for any arrests In their dis
tricts which are made from Head
quarters or by Federal agents.
Prohibition Director Yellowley has
made careful preiiaratlons for New
Year's Eve. It Is said that he has
imported a largo squad of agents from
Washington who are not known It
this city nnd aro to bo cent to tho
rcstuarants and hotels iih guests.
"Hereafter all places in which vio
lations of the law have occurred and
(Coptlnucd on Second Page.)
WIFE'S FAMILIAR SNORE
IN ROOM ACROSS HALL
WINS HIM A DIVORCE
Ilnshnnil Anakrn In Hotel nt
Mllht iiikI Fnlluns Sound fie
Known Into Another') Hoom.
CHICAGO, Dec. 30. Ward B.
Simons knew his wlft's snore.
Ono month after their mar
riage, Nov. 16, they took a room
at the Tremont Hotel. In the
middle of tho night Simons
awoke, he "ay, nnd heard the
snore of his wlte In a room across
the hall. He arose and headed
for tho noise. In tho hall, ho
alleges, he mot ono Johnny Fog
arty in his wife's klmona and In
Fogarty's room, he Bays, ho
found his snoring wife.
This testimony won for Simon
a divorce In the Circuit Court.
VkVllk I mil
SWEPT BY FLAMES
300 Women and Children in
Movie Next Door Pass
FIREMAN NEAR DEATH.
Acting Chief Oliver Pulled
From Water-Filled Cellar
After 35-Foot Fall.
Christopher North, superintendent
of Cowporthwalt & Son, Instalment
futnlturo house which has occupied
premises nt Nos. 199-205 Parle How
since 1807, found a blaze JLuet before
noon to-day on the second floor of
the two-story annex used as n cab
inet shop and shipping room, llo
had Just timo to warn two cabinet
makers working In the rear nnd catch
up two cats .indcr his arms and get
out. Feeding on excelsior, shavings,
varnls and resin the Ore flashed nil
through the annex in five minutes.
The efforts of Doputy Chief Heffer
nan and Acting Battalion Chief David
Oliver wcro directed to keeping tho
fire from tho main building, filled
varnish and resin, tho llro flashed all
of all descriptions nnd to save tho
Venice moving picture theatre next
door, from which tho proprietor.
Michael Mario, had safely ushered
threo hundred women and children
patrons before the firemen nrrlved.
Tho fire was u stubborn one unit,
though reported undcr.control, billows
of smoko wcro pouring across the
tracks of the Second and Third Ave
nue elevated trains at 1 o'clock, to
the alarm of tho passengers.
Making a survey after the flames
had died down Acting Chief Oliver,
groping his way about on tho second
floor of the annex with Lieut. New
man of Truck No. 6, fell through a
hoist hatchway thlrty-flvo feet Into
flvo feet of water In the cellar. He
hung on to a nick from the cellar
celling until Lieut. Newman cumo
down with a pocket lamp nnd found
him Just losing consciousness. A fnll
of debris blocked them from the stair
way by which Newman had gono
down and with great difficulty they
crawled through a rear window Into
the yard of No. 10 Roosevelt Street.
Acting Chief Joseph It. .Martin
visited tho fire a little alter 1 o'clock
and In consideration o fthu ago of the
main building nnd th Inflammability
of tho contents ordered a second alarm
as a precautionary measure. Ho told
Commissioner Dronnan that If the old
building, lacking the support of the
annex, toppled Into tho hot embers
there would bo a sudden bonfire that
would bo dangerous to the whole
Chatham Square neighborhood.
According to employees to-day's fire
was the first tho premises havo known
in tho 115 years Cowperthwalts' has
TWO KILLED, TWO HURT
AS AUTO IS HIT BY
Were Crosalnir Tracks at Wciu.l
tmr, , J., on Way to
Dance When Struck,
WOODBURY, N. J.. Dec. 30 Clar
ence A. Wray Jr., of 239 South Twenty-first
Street, Philadelphia, and Louis
A. Bruncr, of No. 4042 Spruce Street,
Philadelphia, died In the Underwood
Hospital early to-day from Injuries
received last night when their uuto
mobilc wns struck by a Pennsylvania
Railroad train at tho Edith Avenue
Miss Catherine Johnstone, of Phila
delphia tinil Mlsx Elizabeth Prico of
Washington. 'D. C, were slightly In
jured. An erroneous report gained circula
tion that Wray was Rex Wray. ormer
famous quarterback of thu Unlvertl'.y
of Pennsylvania Footlwill Team, and
that Bruner possibly was "BotH" Hru
ner, star halfback of this year's Lafo
The party was on Its way to a danee
at the Woodbury Country club In a
sedan car when It was struck by an
electric train from Atlantic City. Wray
and flrunner died In a hospital four
hours later from fractured skulls.
"Circulation Hooks Open
IN WAR DEPARTMENT
INDICTED IN FRAUDS
Mrs. Whitbeck Also Under
Strain as Son Plays
John F. W. Whitbeck, the eighteen
year-old son of Dr. Hrnlnard H. Whit
beck, as he lay on the table of the
dressing room at the 7th Regiment Ar
mory ufter playing tho final match
ot the nntlonul Junior indoor lawn ten
nis singles championship with Ernest
H. Kiihn of George Washington High
to-day, would never have been Inken
for the winner. Hut ho was, even
though ho collapsed after tho most
spectacular and gruelling tennis battle
cf the tournament.
As young Whitbeck was half-car
rled from court, Mrs. Whitlieck, his
mother, rushed up to him with tears
In her eyes to congratulate him. His
father and brothers were also umong
these to grasp his hand und pat his
i II never watch nnnther matoh
like this!" exclaimed Mrs. Whitbeck.
"The strain Is too great for mo.
think I suffered more than my boys
I hud to watch first one and then the
oilier win his match and Im worn
out from sympathetically trying to
In the junior finals which went to
live sets nnd which Whitbeck won
by taking tho first, fourth and fifth
sets, thu latter In a deuco sot 7-
match was decided on endurance.
Botli youths, nged eighteen, were worn
out us the match drew on.
SUBWAY IS JAMMED
AS BRAKES REFUSE TO
WORK AT 72D STREET
Crowd Storm Trntns anil lor 5!j)
ma. ... . . ...1.1 .!.. '
.Tiinuiri i mini- m hi
In lliiuli Hour.
Thousands of passengers coming
downtown on tho west side subway
were delayed Just after 9 o'clock this
morning when a southbound express
was stalled at the 72d Street station
by tho Jamming of brakes.
It took twenty minutes' work on
tho part of an emergency crew to get
tho train started again. Meanwhile
express trains all along tho lino to the
north of 72d .Street were stopped and
station platforms were packed with
Tho local track remained clear and
Its trains were overburdened as ex
press passengers crowded In with the
regular local pa&sengcra.
Even after the first Mailed train was
set In motion It took some, time to
relieve the accumulated congestion,
the woiu.n Tn-rvni. ncnicAr.
Atehte, PullKrr (World) llulldlni. 03-61
I'ark How, N Y City Tlthon. n.lnxn
(K)0, Check rnor.i for haiiig. and pro.l
opn day nnd nliht. Monty erdtrs sad
triv.utrs tn.oKt lor inn. ASYt,
I - IIIUIV I kV
Eatfrrd Seood-CIs Matter
I'Mt Office. Mew Terk, N. Y.
EX-ASST. SECRETARY OF WAR
HELL AND SIX
MEN INDICTED IN WAR FRAUDS
. W. W. CONVICTS
Men Accused of Sedition
Must Leave U. S., Never
WASHINGTON, Dec. 30. Tho sen-
fences of eight members of tho Indus
trial Workers pf tho World, convicted
In the Haywood case of conspiracy
and violation of war-tlmo laws, were
commuted by President .Harding to
day to expire at once, on condition
that tho eight prisoners leave the
United States within 60 days and
The men nre all subject to du
portatlon and It was n condition of
their commutation that should they
return to this country the clemency
granted would bo void. Should any
ono of them return. It is stipulated,
they will be apprehended and returned
to Leavenworth Penitentiary to serve
out tho remainder of his sentence.
Tho men whoso sentences were
commuted arc: Aurrello Vlnccntl
Azuarr, sentenced to twenty years:
C. J. Dourg, ten years; Peter Green,
ten years; Charles L. Lambert, twen
ty yenrs; Hnrry Lloyd, flvo years;
nurt Lorton, ten years; Sam Scarlett,
twenty years; Archie Sinclair, ten
Tho prisoners will bo given sixty
days In which to arrange for their
departure and will bo required to give
lond on leaving prison that they will
appear at tho stutcd tlmo and sur
i under themselves for deportation.
HERSELF DOWN BAY
Salvaged Scotch Whiskey
Found Secreted in Floating
Citadel of Prohibition.
The revenue cutter Hansen, the
flagship and pride of the Dry Navy,
turned freebooter on the high seas, Is
the startling sensation turned loose by
the Investigation to-day of the men of
the Collector of the Port.
The Nemesis of the rum runners of
the port a rum runner herself!
She arrived back at her pier lait
evening after swooping down to Sandy
Hook and salvaging seventy cases of
booze swept Into the seea from the
little motor beat Llnnlo nell, stranded
off the Hook. Accompanying the Dry
Navy flagship were two customs men,
Nlchilr.s and McGlll. who nlded In the
booze search of the seas.
Wind and weather prevented an ap
proach to the cockleshell craft brad
ually sinking in tho trough of the
sea and spewing case after case of
Scotch wlskey Into the wild and un
tppivclatlve waves. Bo the blue
Jackets of the flagship with boathooks
and other hooks hooked the contents
of the surging barroom swashing In
the waters off Handy Hook.
They hooked seventy cases and
looked In vain tho crew of tho
Llnnlo Bollo, Tliey hud escaped, but
URNS RUM RUNNER
(Continued on Jeeond Page.)
Weather PROBABLY 8N0W.
PRICE THREE CENTS
Charged With. Conspiracy to
Defraud U. S. in War
CONTRACTS TO FRIENDS
500 Contracts Involve, , o.f
Which $80,000,000 Was
Awarded on Armistice Day.
WASHINGTON, Dec. SO (Asso
elated Press). Benedict Crowell, As
sistant Secretary of War, under tint
Wilson Administration, and six "dollar
a year" men associated with the
Council of National Defense, were In
dicted hero to-day by tho Spsciaj
Ornnd Jury investigating war frauds :
on charges,, of conspiracy to defraud
the Government In construction dO-
"wtirtliiio- luiuy -camps and canton
Tho others Indicted arc William A.
Starrctt, Morton C. Tuttle, Clemen '
W. Lundoff, Clair Foster, John II,.
McGlbbons and James A. Hears.
Tho Indictment charges a consplr
acy to maladmlnlstcr existing laws
and regulations; to control the giving
of contracts to friends, associates nnd
clients under the "cost plus" system,
which it Is charged resulted In n Ioms
to tho Government of millions of dol
lars and reduced tho morajo ot Inlioi
WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 (United
Press). Tho Indictment charges that
Crowell gave army Commissions t.
some of those Indicted und that later
they were In a position to grant valu
able contracts to themselves Most of
tho contracts wore said to involve
construction work during the war.
Flvo hundred contracts culling Mr
sixty Natlonnl Army cuntonmonU.
sixty Nutlnnul Guard camps, ware
houses, port terminals, hospitals,
aviation fields, ordnanco plants and
fortifications are mentioned In ,thi?
seventy pages of tho Indictment.
Contracts amounting to JSO.OOO.Ol'iJ
were uwnrded on Armistice Day, ism, .
of which til, 000,000 were said to Imvn
gone tp "lected contractors" In leuiqi
wth tho alleged conspirators.
CLKVKLAN1), O., Dec. 30. Bene
dict Crowell, former Assistant Scored
tary of War, when told of te Wash
ington Indictments, said:
"I know nothing whatever about
the indictments and have no Informa
tion regurding them. I have recently
turned over all my records rcgardluj;
the building of army camps and can
tonments to Department of Justice
ugents and have co-operated with
them In every way In their Investiga
tions." Clemens W. Lundoff, also of Cieve.
land, Is sold to bo in Los Angeles,
Col., attending a convention ot gen-'
Newton D. Baker, Former Secretary
of War, when told of tho Washington
"Not having seen the Indictments, I
cannot comment on them, I have al
ways believed, however, that the cot
plus plan was tho only possible way
the camps and cantonments could
have been constructed under the cir
cumstances." WILL KEEP OPEN HOUSE
TO CATCH BOOTLEGGERS
COMING AND GOING
Klrat the Warrant, Snr V. S. Coin.
tnUaloner, nnd Then nail, for
Drr Law Violators.
CHICAGO, Dec, 30. "Open house"
will be kept at the Federal Building to
nljht and New Year Eve by Unlta.t
States Commissioner Qlais.
"The first part of both nights I expert
to be kept busy Issuing warrants for sr.
rest of liquor law violators," aiass said.
"During the later hours I will approver
bonds to free those far whom I have
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