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?n.,. Dramatist Klein
Co* Not See "The
Money Makers.
Hjton and Warfield Start
Refcearsals?The Cost of
?Then th? Buffalo "diene? at th?
?rrt ~rfo*-mance of -The? Money
?"*? en Monday night, called
?5Tfor "Author! Author!? for the
SS lime since be began to write plays
.??itv-n*? year? at*?. Mr. Charles
n&wu ?able t0 bow his,thRnkl"d
t.TiUr kimself of his usual speech.
MYreover Mr. Klein was not only
.ksent fro? the first performance of
(jTplay, but he had never once put
? an appearance ?t any of its rehear
iala The reason of his absence from
-Tbe Money Makers" is that Mr. Klein
.. at present acting as one of the re?
lave fuanh who are protecting West
oiister Abb ey from any possible in?
^When Mr. Klein left N'ew York more
than a year ago to take up his per
?unent residence in London, he an
a?BDCfd that the reason for his de?
sertare was a desire to find peace and
iaiet away from the bustle and tur
Boil of New York. But the present
outbreak of hostilities abroad hardly
?r?-aises to provide exactly the restful
roaditions which Mr. Klein was look?
ing for. Letters received in this city
?esterday convey the information that
Mr. Klein is serving in London with the
Reserve Army Corps. For the present,
therefore, this author of any number
of successful American plays may be
seen daily pacir.?- up and down in front
of the historic ?difice wherein repose
?he remains of a long line of person
aces whose achievements have served
to glorify the history of the British
nation. _
Lew Fields yesterday en-?aged Miss
Jose Collins for the title role of
"Suii" in bis forthcoming production
?f the operetta of that name. Miss
Cellini is at present the prin.a donna
of tie Winter Garden. "Suzi," which
?nil be one of Mr. Field's most preten
iious productions of the season, is an
Hungarian operetta which has been
playing for three years in Budapest,
sad for which Mr. Fields obtained the
American and English rights from Ed?
ward F. Ru?h. It is written by Frank
Martes, with music by Aladar Renyi.
Tbe English version is made by Otto
Hauerbach author of "Three Twins," '
"Madame Sherry." "High Jinks" and
other ?.iccesfes. George Marion, pro?
ducer of "The Merry Widow," is stag
inj the operetta, ?vhich is scheduled
for production early next month.
Rehearsals began yesterday for the
new play. "Milady's Boudoir," by J. C.
Dram, in which I. W. Hope will star
Adele Blood. The production is under
the direction of Reginald Barlow.
Auitin Webb and Henry Bergman have
been definitely engaged for important
After spending the 6ummer in San
Frujeisco. David Warfield returned to
New York yesterday to begin re?
hearsals for his second season in "The
Auctioneer," which opens Monday, Oc?
tober 5. at Trenton, N. J. It had been
Dsvid Belasco's intention to present
Mr. Wartield in a new play this year.
but because of the scnsationel nature
of the receipts that marked his ap?
pearance on tour in "The Auctioneer"
last season, it wus decided to devote
?Bother year to the revival of this com?
edy. Taking in the principal cities of
the South, and extending through
Texas where "The Auctioneer" has
never been played, Mr. Warfield will
proceed to the Pacific coast.
Practically the same cast that sup
Ported Mr. Warfield laht season has
seen re-enj-a?ri-il by Mr. Belasco, in
?*!ttdiri({ Man?- Hate-, who has been un?
der the Belasco management sixteen
tonseiutiv?.- M;j-on?, thirteen of which
lisve been spent m the various plays
ir. which Mr. Wariield has appeared.
The ca?t of "Consequences," a new
English comedy which will shortly be
produced by the Messrs. Shubert, is
now complete, and is as follows: Mary
.Svrvoss, Saba Raleigh, Winifred Har?
ns. Fania MarinotT, Elliott Dexter, Hu?
bert Druce. Horace Braham, Gaston
Memle and Leonard Mudie.
Mr. Forbes-Robertson will arrive on
the MauretRnia next Friday, September
25, and will open his last American
season in Detroit, on Monday night,
?'iptember 28. His manager, Percy
Parton, armed on the Lusitania yes?
Haiel Dawn and the members of her
company will leave at 1 o'clock this
'fternoon for Atlantic City by special
trfin over the Pennsylvania Railroad.
M im Dawn i? to appear there Monday
?nght at the new Nixon Theatre, in
'he Debutante," the new musical play
?ritten for her by Harry P. Smith and
jU'bert D. Smith, with music by Victor
Herbert, With the company, which
consists of more than 100 people, will
P> John C. Fisher, Misa Dawn's man
?Wr, llarrv B. and Robert B. Smith
and Victor Herbert.
A special orchestra ia also being
taken alone, and it has been arranged
that Victor Herbert will personally
conduct at the premiere on Monday
At the Globe the final rehearsals are
hem-; held for Charles Dillingham's
hew production, in which he will pre
?eet Montgomery and Stone as the at?
traction, opening the regular season at
the Globe next month. The cast sup?
porting Montgomery and Stone is an
unusually capable one, and the ehorus
o? sixty inrludes many of the prettiest
?Pris ever seen on Broadway.
? ? ?
Idle Hour Preparing for Her
Return from War Zone.
Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt, sr., who
?" been working as a nurse in the
*?*nc*n Hospital in Paris since the
?wreak of the war, is preparing to
?? a much needed rest, according
lSu u 0r' mt her bi* country home,
Wl? Hour, at Oakdale, Long Island.
?ne house, wbich has been closed for
"en months, was reopened yesterday
dr.,?,mant* be*an renovating the hun
riV.1 "a""* ,n Preparation for the ar?
an? \ **?? family. Mr. Vanderbilt
It l. ??"?????y ?re already there,
war IK dvr*t00d that? owiD* *o tho
'ieail, ?n rvnder^,t8 TiU 8D?I,d Pr?c
??iri l?LVntn i?Jthr' eountry.
????lag they have not done in years.
P&M Mrs. Wilson's Bill.
?f???\T0nJ' Scpt' lg" The '?a* ???"
to-da? *k00<lro1w Wi!?on w? fulfilled
Honsi v,u ,*h,! S*"?**? Passed the
?r??uL.! V e?,m,nating tho crowded
??*?uffi. .A*11^* ot Washington,
*-* tsl^i I ?h<? Citv' The bill was
?K?V' Mr*- W'-on's investi-a
"rCt. B0W ?'0? *? *??? President for
Novelist Tellg of Youthful Long?
ing Which Endures.
Sir James M. B-rrie, novelist and
playwright, who arrived in New York
yesterday for his first visit since 1886
and his second trip to the United
States ever, wants to sot Pittsburgn.
He said this last night between the
acts of "The Girl from Utah" at the
Knickerbocker Theatre.
"I hope to travel very thoroughly
orer America before I go home," he ex?
plained. "I have always had a craving
to see, for example, the city of Pitta
burgh, especially its steel foundries in
operation a whole city lighted even at
night by industry. It must be a thrill?
ing sight. Since a lad I have always
wfihed to see Pittsburgh."
Back in 189? Barrie went to the Em
Sire Theatre and taw John Drew and
laude Adams in "Rosemary." The
next day he told Charles Frohman ne
would write a play for Miaa Adams.
The result was "The Little Minister."
Since then she has acted his "Quality
Street." "Peter Pan," "What Every
Woman Knows" and "The Legend of
"I have always wanted to see Miss
Adams play," he went on last night. "I
have to thank her entirely for the good
luck I have had on your American
Greater New York Fair Man?
agement Host to Troops.
To-day is "Boy Scout Day" at the
Greater New York Fair at Empire City
Park. The management has arranged
a varied programme, which will begin
at 1 p. m. nnd continue until 9 o'clock,
when "Taps" is sounded.
The athletic events will be preceded
by a parade at 2 o'clock, the lines be?
ing formed for review. Then will come
the massing of troops and the singing
oi "America."
The events include a firemen's race,
flag race, Paul Revere race, antelope
race, wall scaling race, first aid race,
scouts' pace race and full equipment
The Paul Revere race promises to be
interesting. Seven scouts act as horses
and are ridden by others for 100 feet,
where a new "mount" is picked up. At
the headquarters of the Boy Scouts it
was estimated last night that 300 scouts
would attend the meet.
National Committee Will
Aid Families Rather
than Soldiers.
A central Velief board, known as the
Committee of Mercy, has been estab?
lished to collect funds for the women
nnd children of all the warring nations
of Europe. Mayor Mitchcl, Miss Katha?
rine B. Davis, Commissioner of Correc?
tion; Mrs. J. Borden Ilarriman, August
Belniont, Mis? Ida Tarbell, Vincent
Astor, Mrs. Harry 1'ayie Whitney, Mrs.
Melville Stone, Mrs. Gertrude Athcrton,
Norman Hapgood, Frank Crownin
shield, Professor William M. Sloane, ?
Mrs. William I). Sloane, Louis ?. Bran
deis and Charles W. Eliot are among
the originators of the scheme, which a
few days ago received the indorse- ;
ment of President Wilson.
The committee will be national and
international and absolutely neutral. It
will correspond to the Red Cross, but
give relief to dependent persons rather ,
thai soldiers.
Branch committees will be formed in I
each state to collect and distributa '
money, and in each foreign country I
there will be responsible local agents
and advisers. Foreign members who i
have already offered their services are
Count Adelbert Sierstorpff, Mr?. T. C.
Glen Coates, Prince Paul Troubetskoy
an 1 John Moffat. Subscriptions should
be sent to the Committee of Mercy
(August Belmont, treasurer), Fifth Ave?
nue Building, New York.
The Belgian relief fund for women,
children and non-combatants yesterday
reached a total of $37,9-0.
Mrs. Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney
contributed $5,000 yesterday to the
fund for the American Ambulance Hos?
pital in Paris. This is the largest sin?
gle contribution received thus far for
this work. Mrs. Frederick W. Mona
han, one of the board of directors of
the American Hospital, of which the
ambulance hospital is an annex, re?
ported yesterday $220 16 which she col?
lected on board the steamship Patria,
which arrived in New York on Thurs?
Mrs. J. Elliott .LangstafT, president
of the Imperial Order of the Daughters
of the British" Empire, yesterday sent
out one thousand letters to her work?
ers, asking them to collect signatures,
at 25 cents each. The letters are ad?
dressed to the Queen of Belgium, and
will be forwarded to her with the
money as fast as it is collected. Mrs.
Langstaff is "also collecting bedding,
bandages and drugs for the English
hospitals. All this work is under the
direction of the British Embassy.
Contributions to th?- amount of $6,
655 65 were received yesterday by the
New York State Boj-rd of the American
Red Cross, through its treasurer, Jacob
H. Schiff, which brings the total con?
tributed to date up to $139,723 80.
Those who subscribed $100 or over ft,
terday included: Through Dr. B. Dorn
burg, $1,076 50; Rochester Chapter,
Red Cross, $994 32; Edward D. Adams,
$500; through "New Yorker Staats-Zeit
ang," $200 25; through New York State
Association Opposed to Woman Suf?
frage, $125; Joseph W. Schloss Co.,
$100; Yamanaka & Co., $100; Samuel
Eiseman <fc Co., $100; William Will?
iams, $100, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles
H. Russell, $100.
355 Congregations to Start Ob?
servances at Sunset?
Showing Increase.
When the year 5675 is ushered in
at ?unset to-morrow, it is estimated
by the Rev. Dr. J. L. Magnes, head of
the Kehillah, or Jewish Community,
that at least 355 congregations will be?
gin observance of the New Year. Last
year there were 321.
The actual day, Monday, is consid?
ered from the Bibhcal point of view
the "day of the memorial of the blow?
ing of the trumpet" to mark the pass?
ing of time and the uncertainty of
human life. The ancient ceremony of
blowing the shofar, or ram's horn, is
: the central feature of the day's service
j and has been interpreted as "uwaken
; ing the impulse to make the new year
' more fruitful for noble and unselfish
1 action." The Day of Atonement is
' September 30.
No charge will be made for seats at
I three places to* be maintained by the
; Kehillah. These will be in the Techni
1 cai School for Girls. Second av., and
! 15th st.; the new Y. W. 11. A. buildng
i in 110th st., near Fifth av., und the
J Amelia Relief Society hall, in Fast
101st st. Charges for seats are the
? rule, and it was learned yesterday that
1 the advance sale has been unusually
heavy this year. Some vaeant Christ?
ian churches have been secured for the
I crowd.
Redmond Cries, "God
Save England"; Liberals,
"Qod Save Ireland."
Will Crooks Overcome by Emo
tion as He Starts Na?
tional Anthem.
London, Sept 18.?-King George at?
tached his signature to-day to the
Home Rule bill, which thus goes into
the Statute Book. His majesty also
signed the Welsh Church disestablish?
ment bill and prorogued until October
27 the Houses of Parliament.
Scenes of enthusiasm unusual in the
staid legislative chambers of West?
minster Palace were enacted at the
prorogation of Parliament.
While King George was absent, in- '
specting the troops, his speech was j
read in the House of Lords by Vis?
count Haldanc, the Lord* High Chan- i
cellor, and in the House of Commons I
by John H. Whitley, the Deputy ;
Sing "God Save the King!"
When the announcement was made
in the House of Lords that the royal
assent had been given to the Irish
Home Rule bill, the Welsh Church dis- j
establishment bill and a number of ;
emergency mensures, cheers were given
for the passing of the Irish and the
Welsh bills.
By agreement tho Home Rule act
will not be put in force for a year.
On the announcement of the pass?
ing of the Irish Home Rule bill in the
House of Commons the Nationalists '
and Liberals broke into loud cheers,
repeated again and again.
Will Crooks, the Labor leader, asked
if it was in order to sing "God Save
the King!" Without waiting for per?
mission, he started the first verse him- ,
self and then broke down with emo?
The anthem was taken up by the
spectators in the gallery as well na
by the members, who rose in a body, '
and the singing was heard in the Pal?
ace yard.
Redmond: "God Save England!"
As the members started to file out
of the chamber Mr. Crooks cried out:
"God save Ireland!"
John Redmond, the Irish Nationalist
leader, replied: "God save England!"
In his speech proroguing Parliament
King George ?aid:
"My Lords and gentlemen, I address
you in circumstances that call for ac?
tion rather than for speech. After
?very endeavor had been made by ray
government to preserve the pence of
the world 1 ?vas compelled, in the as?
sertion of treaty obligations deliber?
ately set at nought aid for the pro?
tection of the public laws of Europe
and the vital interests of my empire,
to go to war.
"I'ntil Our Task Is Done."
"My navy and my army have with
unceasing vigilan?^?, courage and skill
sustained in association with our gal?
lant and laithful Allies a just and
righteous cause. From every part of
my empire there has been a spontane?
ous and enthusiastic rally to our com?
mon flag.
"Gentlemen of the House of Com?
mons, I thank you for the liberality
with which you have met a great
"My Lords and gentlemen, wc are
fighting for a worthy purpose, and we
shall not lay down our arms until
that purpose has been fully achieved.
"I rely with confidence upon the
loyal and united efforts of all my sub?
jects, and I pray that Almighty God
may give us His blessing."
Mr. Redmond, who was the recipient
of many warm congratulations in the
lobbies of the House after adjourn?
ment, left later in the day for Ire?
land, where he will take part in th?
recruiting campaign.
calls for loyalty
McGhce Tells Irish Leaders
Here Why Nationalists Aid
Britain Now.
Richard McGhec, Nationalist mem?
ber of Parliament for the Mid-Tyrono
Division, in Ulster, who is in this coun?
try to present to Irish-American opin?
ion John Redmond's views of Irish
thought in the present crisis, made a
stirring address last night before a
large meeting of the Municipul Coun- '
cil of the United Irish League. he
aroused his audience to cheers when he .
said the Nationalists and not the Car- j
sonites would decide the position of j
Mr. McGhee stated that the recent '
declaration of Redmond in favor of ',
recruiting in Ireland marked the real?
ization ot the hopes and aspirations of
the Irish people. No other course, he '
stud, \?us open to Mr. Redmond or to;
Irish people throughout the world. He
alluded to the signing of the Home
Rule bill by King George, and said :
1 the calls for aid tor the Irish Volun?
teers were himply to keep and protect
the rights at lat;t won after years of
political] agitation.
The speaker insisted that the mere
fact that the agreed postponement for
a year of the enforcement of the Home
Rule act meant little or nothing.
"We Nationalists, and not the Car
sonites. will decide the position of II
' ster," he said. "That is why we still
seek to arm the Nationalist Volunteers
of Ireland. To-day the appeal of the
I Tories to the conditional loyalists of
! Carson's army haa proved the mettle
! of our ancient enemies. Now England,
? in her need for fighting men, falls back
? upon the real fighting blood of the
"Wc at home are the judges as to
whether the course to follow is that
?if loyalty. The Irish in this country
with their traditions, with their his?
torical knowledge of the old land, are
not the real judges. We, who have
stayed behind, who have fought the
tight, are alone the judges of the des?
tiny of our land, and we choose to es?
pouse the cause of democracy against
militarism,; we choose to prove true
to the trust at last reposed in us by
the democratic voters of Great Brit?
ain." _ _
Country Fair for Church.
The annual house reunion and coun?
try fair, under the direction of the
United Societies and for the parishion?
ers and friends of the Church of Our
Lady of Good Counsel, East ??th st., will
be held Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday evenings next week in the
| school auditorium, 323 East 91st st.
Glynn to Eat Kosher Repast.
Governor Glynn and Mrs. Glynn will
Msit the East Side to-night as guests
of Justice Aaron J. Levy. The party,
, which also will include Mr. and Mrs.
> Nathan Straus, will attend the per
! formance at Kessler'? Yiddish Theatre,
' at Second av. and 2d st., and later
! visit a kosher restaurant, where the
j Governor will partake of his first real
I kosher meaL 1
Fire in Home Did Only Small
Amount of Damage.
An inventory of the damage done oy
"re n the home of J. P. Morgan, at 231
k Ia_na-v- wl* y?it?rday morning,
showed that the loss was much less
than at first supposed. Mr. Morgsn,
who was spending the night on his
steam yacht the Corsair, waa Informed
ru h"rrUd t0 hi? home yesterday.
The other members of the Morgan fam
U-US_!tJ__ O'? Cove, Long Island.
The fire, fortunately, did no great
damage," aaid Mr. Morgan. "Some
books were burned, but they were the
usual household books, and nothing we
considered of value. Several valuable
paintings which ware in the room had
been removed to the private library
only a few days ago. None of my
father's valuable antiques, books or
manuscripts were in the room which
was gutted."
The damage was estimated at about
$6,000, principally to the woodwork,
bookcases and a few pieces of furni?
ture. Decorators had just completed
work, which will have to be done over
?gain. The family expected to return
to the city home on October 1, but their
arrival probably will be delayed several
tho Are is supposed to have started
from spontaneous combustion among
the oiled rags and paint left in tho
room by the workmen.
100,000 BOYS FOR
Athletes of All Ages Will
Pay Respects to Be?
loved Leader To-day.
While more than 100,000 boys stand
in tributo and school flags throughout
the city float at half staff, the body of i
James K. Sullivan, late secretary and
treasurer of the Amateur Athletic
Union, will be borne through New York1
streets this morning. Every athletic
association in the greater city will be
represented at the funeral.
An honor guard of 200 baya, medal
winners of the Public Schools Athletic
League, will follow the funeral proces?
sion to the Catholic Church of St.
Aloysius, where services will be held.
Prior to this there will be simple ser?
vices at Mr. Sullivan's home, 540 West
114th st.
The route of the cortege will be down
Broadway to 110th st, through 110th st.
to Si-ventli av. and up Seventh av. to
the church, in 133?. st. Following the
services the body will be buried in
Calvary Cemetery.
It is expected that 1.0,000 boys, the
full membership of the Public Schools
Athletic League, which owes its exist?
ence to .Mr. Sullivan, will line the route
of the proci'tsion. Twenty-eight men,
well known in athletic or political cir?
cle!1, will he honorary pallbearers.
Meanwhile, a memorial to the great
athletic mentor is being planned by the
American Olympic committee, of which
Mr. Sullivan hud been secretary since
its organization. The. executive commit?
tee will attend the funeral to-day.
The Sporting Writers' Association of
Greater New York adopted resolutions
yesterday and appointed a committee
of four to attend the funeral. Among
other organizations which have adopted
resolutions are the New York Athletic
Club, the Pastime Athletic Club and
the Interpark Playgro. nd Athletic As?
Cabot Ward, Park Commissioner and
? fellow member of the Recreation
Commission with Mr. Sullivan, has or?
dered all flags over city playgrounds
to be lowered to half staff.
Among the honorary pallbearers will
be Alderman O. Grant F.sterbrook, act?
ing Mayor; Colonel Robert M. Thomp?
son, president American Olympic Com?
mittee; Alfred J. Lili, jr., president
Amateur Athletic Union; Professor
W. M. Sloane, International Olympic
Committee; Representative Eugene F.
Kinkead; Serator James M. Frawley;
Gustavus T. Kirby, ex-president Ami
Uur Athletic Union; Justice Bartow S.
Weeks, General Ceorge W. Wingate,
Thomas W. Churchill, president Board
of Education; William H. Page, presi?
dent New York Athletic Club; Patrick
J. Conway. president Irish-American
Athletic Club; J. Walter Spalding. Ju?
lian W. Curtiss, Matthew P. Ualpin,
W. 1, Lee and Alvin E. Pope.
New Ballroom Opens with:
Much Merrymaking.
Gliding gracefully and deftly through
the glamour shed by "a myriad of i
twinkling, translucent lights, as "Tom"
liealy styled them, three hundred
dancing couples gave Mr. Healy's new
ballroom a proper send-off last night
and added one more restaurant to the
long metropolitan list. The newust
place is on the third floor of the old
Healy's. Sixth av., between 66th and
67th st-.
For pure translucence, Mr. Healy ex
plumed, the twinkling lights yield first
place to no lights in the city. Fur?
thermore, they arc easy on the eyes,
and the dancing floor is easy on the
feet, and the management Is easy on
everybody, and what could be fairer
than that? People were easy on
everything except tho refreshments
lsst evening.
The acreage of the ballroom floor is
really so great that it has slipped Mr.
Healy's memory, but the nectars and
Um roasts and the entrees that are
served upon the balcony are indubita?
bly the finest in the land, so what does
the size of the ballroom matter? At
any rate, the bale?ny is large enough
to extend all around it, and there is
even a little bit 'eft over.
Furthermore, ?-very-thing is as it
should he, because there was a tele- j
gram from Mayor Mitchel last night
putting the official municipal approval |
on things. Upon receipt of this mes- !
sa*fe the merriment flowed unimpeded
and everybody went out on the floor to
win a silver cup.
Only live couples danced well enough
to win. cups, which was fortunate, be?
cause there were only live to be given
away. John S. Mclntyre, once District
Attorney, had one of the trophies
urged upon him before he left the
Interboro Employes to Dino.
The Interborough Rapid Transit Com?
pany will give a dinner this evening to
?? 1,000 official-, and employes at the
i Brighton Beach Casino. In the after?
noon there will be a ball game on Hed
!.y Field, _42d st., The Bronx. The
speakers at the dinner will be Presl-.
; dent Theodore P. Shonts of the Inter- I
i borough, James A. Farrcll, president of I
! the United States Steel Corporation; i
i Justice Luke D. Stapleton and Simon C. I
Long, general manager of the Pennsyl?
vania Railroad.
Plan Celebration for Priest.
Arrangements are being made to hold
' a jubilee at St. Peter's Church, in Bar?
clay st., to mark the completion next
Thursday of fifty years' service as a,
priest of Monsignor James H. McGean, '
who has been rector of St. Peter's
thirty-three year-.. The celebration will,
begin Sunday, October 4, and end on j
the following Thursday. A movement j
has been started to present a purse to ?
Monsignor McGean as an expression of ;
esteem and affection. This presenta?
tion will take olace on the closing day1
o? the celebration, ?
State Commission Orders
Hearing and Sets Date
for September 28.
Dr. Moskowitz To Be Asked to
Explain Appointments in
His Department.
The State Civil Service Commission
has ordered a public investigation of
the local commission. Notice was
served upon President Henry Mos?
kowitz and his colleague? yesterday by
Judge Jacob Neu, president of the
?tat? commission. Th? state authori?
ties, however, will continue the pres?
ent inquiry next w?ek. To-day the
State Civil Service Commission will
hold an executive session in the Mu?
nicipal Building, but this meeting will
have no bearing upon the pending in?
vestigation. The inquiry will be re?
sumed Tuesday.
September 28 is tho date announced
for public probe into the formal,
In informing the local civil service
authorities of the investigation which
will be held, Judge Neu said last night
that the state body had reviewed the
official acts of the municipal commis?
sion and from the information ob?
tained had decided that a formal in?
vestigation is not only advisable but ;
necessary. The communication of the j
state commission to the municipal i
board continues:
"The state commission has reviewed
the situation leading up to the appoint?
ment of the forty-six examiners in the
Department of Public Charities. It
has also, as far as possible, looked into
the matter of the reorganization of the
office of the municipal commission and
the reasons which led to the abolition
of the positions of labor clerk and as?
sistant labor clerk.
"We have also considered the matter
of continued employment of monitors,
who were appointed after non-competi?
tive examination to act as clerks and
investigators. The subject of delay in
holding competitive examinations and
the continuance of provisional appoint?
ments beyond tho period of two
months, and the conduct of examina?
tions for positions in the non-competi?
tive class, has also had our attention.
"These matters, as well as many
complaints relating to promotions,
transfers, exceptions from examina?
tions under the provisions of rule
XII, paragraph 6, of the civil service
regulations, lead to but one conclu?
sion, namely, that in cor pliance with
our official duty, the members of the
municipal commission should be given
an opportunity to explain these, and
any other details which may be pre?
sented for consideration."
The commission decided to hold the
investigations here beginning Septem?
ber 2?.
Incidentally the state commission
sent a letter yesterday requesting the
Municipal Civil Service Commission to
withhold the scheduled examination for
the place of assistant secretary to the
Mayor, "as the necessity for this ex?
amination may be the subject of in?
quiry when this commission conduct.?
a formal investigation of the adminis?
tration of the civil service law and
rules in the City of New York."
Although the examinations for this
place were announced September 14,
the state commission regards it as
rather remarkable that but one appli?
cation for examination has been re?
ceived to date. A close scrutiny of
the application blank, upon which ap?
plicants are obliged to first qualify for
participation in the examination, re?
vealed, in the opinion of tbe commis?
sion a carefully conceived scheme to
eliminate from competition such can?
didates as might not me-t with the
approval of the present city adminis?
Philip J. Coffey, who was removed
from the post of labor clerk in the
Municipal Civil Service Commission by
Dr. Moskowitz and his associates, ia
now on the preferred list for an as?
sistant secretaryship.
James Creelman, former civil service
commissioner, was the principal witness
called yesterday by the state authori?
ties. The nature of his testimony was
not divulged. Other witnesses were
Richard H. Welling, former civil ser?
vice commissioner; Thomas C. Murray,
first assistant chief examiner, of the
local commission, and Robert W.
Dr. Moskowitz yesterday refused to
comment upon the action of the state
authorities, beyond saying that he wel?
comed a public investigation into the
conduct of his department.
Mother, Who Received Life In?
terest irr Entire Estate.
Begins Contest.
A contest was begun in the Surro?
gates' Court yesterday over the will
of George Beale Sloan, a retired busi?
ness man of Oswego, N. Y., who com?
mitted suicide on July 12 by jumpinp;
from a bridge into Rye Lake after es?
caping from a Westchester sanatorium.
Mr. Sloan left an estate valued at about
$600,000. Surrogate Cohalan yester?
day appointed Robert S. Sloan, a broth?
er of the dead man, temporary ad?
ministrator of the estate until the con?
test is decided. The Farmers' Loan
and Trust Company will act with Mr.
Sloan as administrator.
Although she receives a life interest
in the entire estate of her son under
his will, Mrs. Alvina C. Sloan, mother
of the testator, is one of the contest?
ants of his will. The other contestant
is Mrs. Helen L. Danenhower, a sister
of Mr. Sloan, to whom he left $10.000.
to be paid on the death of his mother.
Mrs. Sloan and Mrs. Danenhower al?
lege the testator was not of sound
mind when he executed the instrument,
in 19M.
Mr. Sloan lived at 12 West 10th st.,
which is part of the estate left for
li'e to his mother. His will provides
that at her death the Association for
Improving the Condition of the Poor
is to receive $25,000, while other pub
li institutions, including St. Luke's
Hospital, are also liberally remem?
bered. Robert S. Sloan, the brother,
is to receive $15,000 of the remainder
of the estate, and bequests are made to
several friends. Mr. Sloan asked in his
will that his mother give from the in?
come of his estate to organisation-? for
the relief of the suffering and poor.
State Employes to Meet Here.
Arrangements have been made for
the annual convention of civil service
employee of the State t>f New York, to
be held in the council chamber at City
Hall to-day. There will be a din?
ner at the Broadway Central Hotel
in the evening, and on Sunday many of
th. delegates will be the guests of the
Dock Department on a sail about the
bay on the ferryboat Bronx. Promi?
nent speakers will be heard at the
gathering. x
Two Parties Begin ?\nother
Transantarctic Expedition.
London. Sept 18.?Sir Erne?t Shsxk
leton and th? members cf hi? trans?
antarctic expedition left London to?
day in two aectiona for th? South Polar
region. One party, headed by Sir
Ernest, departed for South America;
the other for Ross Sea, on the No*
< Zealand side of the Antarctic, by way
of Tasmania.
Sir Ernest hope? to meet th? Roe?
1 Sea contingent in April of next year,
i or, failing that, by March of 1916.
The Shackleton section will bave 7C
dogs and also motor sledges. The other
? party will have 26 dogs- The Ross Sea
j party will board th? exploration ?hip
? Aurora at Hobartstown, Tasmania. Sir
i Ernest Shackleton hope? to leer?
Bueno? Ayr?? on October 18 by the
ship Endurance, which is now on the
way to South America.
;M. F. Dillon Named for Fed?
eral Job in Syracuse.
The Henncssy-Roosevelt combina?
tion won another federal appointment
yesterday, which they hopo will aid in
their fight against Murphy. Word was
received from Washington last night
of the appointment of Martin F. Dillon j
| as Collector of Internal Revenue in
| the District of Syracuse.
A friend of Dillon was thrown off
the state committee by Charles F. Mur?
phy, in Syracuse, four years ago. Sine?
then Dillen has- been an "anti." He
was ono of the organizers of th? ?nti
Murphy movement this year.
Dillon will have the appointment of
twenty-six deputies, with salaries rang?
ing from $1,200 to $2,500 a year,
Widow of Publisher, Herself a
Writer, Passes Away in
This City.
Mrs. Frank Leslie, widow of the
publisher, and herself a writer of
prominence, died in her apartments in
the Sherman Square Hotel last evening.
She was six'.y-three years of age.
] In recent years Mrs. Leslie had been
known a.s Harone.is de Bazus, having
assumed that title in 1901. The title,
she said, was hers by right of succes?
sion, having been given to Philippe
Picot, a Frenchman, by Louis IX.
The branch of the family bearing the
title went to New Orleans to avoid
Huguenot persecution and Mrs. Leslie
wns born in that city in 1861. Sh? was
educated at home by her father, and
learned Latin, French, Spanish, Italian
and German. At the age of thirteen
?he wa3 writing successfully for pub?
Later she was wedded to Frank
Leslie, who was even then an influen?
tial publisher. Among his papers and
magazines were the "IUustruted News?
paper," "Lady's Magazine," "Judge,"
"Leslie's Weekly" and the "Popular
With Mr. Leslie she made a trans?
continental tour in 1877, out of which
tfrew her work "From Gotham to the
Golden Gate," and several other publi
< cations.
Not long afterward Mr. Leslie died,
and his widow found herself with
numerous lawsuits relative to her hus?
band's business ventures. She took
hold of these matters and showed ex?
cellent business judgment in the man?
ner in which she straightened out af?
fairs and put the various publications
on a paying basis.
The Arkell Publishing Company was
formed to ti.ke over the different pub?
lications, i.nd continued successfully
till 1898, when it failed. Mrs. Leslie
was airain obliged to take hold of mas?
ters. In 1902 she formally retired from
the publishing field, claiming at the
time that she had been unfairly ousted.
About ten years ago she claimed the
family title for her son, and at his
death adopted the title of baroness as
her own. Of late yeara she had spent
considerable time abroad, and has con
lined her literary activities to writing
books and contributing to European
Time Curtain Rises To-day
2:00 -i'asaing Show 1914. .Winter (.arden
W'urs of the World ? Hippodrome
St?>ry of the Rosary-Manhattan
Jtomeo & Juliet.Century
2;i,(j_'nic Beautiful Adventure. .Lyceum
c.irl from Utah.Kniclcerboa-ker
2:15? The Yellow Ticket.Grand
The Klder ^o'i. Playhouse
He Comes l'p Smiling.Liberty
I ?radon's Claw.. Xiw Amsterdam
I 'inler e'over.Cort
Th? Third Party.39th St.
It Pays to Advertise.Cohan's
lea; o' My Heart.Lyric
A Modern Girl.Comedy
\'r? o My Heart.Bronx
Miss Daisy.Shubcrt
2;20? Wuhin the Law.Standard
Twin Beds.Fulton
on Trial.Candler
Innocent .Eltlng*
2:30?The Dummy.Hudson
High Cost of Loving.Uepublle
Th? Prodigal Husband.Empire
2:15?Cabiria .Glob?
2:30?113 .VlUgraoh
12 to 11:30?The ?Odyssey of the North
1 to 11?A Venetian Night?New York
8:00? Pass! rig Show 1914. .Winter Garden
Wars of the World-Hippodrome
Story of the Rosary-Manhattan
Carmen .Century
8:10?The Beautiful Adventure. .Lyceum
Girl from Utah.Knickerbocker
8:15?The Yellow Ticket.Grand
The Lli!?T Son.Playhouse
Ma' Comes L'p Smiling.Liberty
What Is Love?-Maxine Elliott'?
Dragon's CUw.. ..SV.? *km?terdarc
Under Cover.Con
The Third Party.39th St
It Pay? to Advertise.Cohan'?
peg o' My Heart.Lyric
A Modern Girl.Comedy
Peg o' My Heart.Bronx
Miss Daisy .Shubert
(?20? Within the l,af . Star.dinl
Twin Bed?.Fulton
On Trial.Candler
Innocent .Eltlngo
8:30?The Dummy.Hudson
High Cost of Loving.Republic
The Prodigal Hueband.Empire
I 8:1li__cabtria .Glo'oe
1 to 11?A Venetian Night....New York
8:30??13 .?? ? ?.? < ? ? Vlugrapb
! 12 to 11:30?Tho Odyssey of the Nortb
Mats. Dally. Evonln?
I .as .7:43.Hammerstein'?
IM.?????.Rex ?I
; ?lis'..1:15.Coloriai
1 j- is.?*:*?*.Orpbeum
I ms.1:1?.Colombia
i a;15..^,?.,,.,...?;l?.....Jt?army Hill
Mme. Vandervelde De?
scribes the Dire Needs
of Stricken Belgium
Wife of Minister of State At
tends Reception at Home
of Mrs. Black.
"1 must have $1,000,000. I cannot
leave America until I have $1,000,000
for Belgium."
There ware tear- in the eyes of Mme.
Ulla Vandervelde, wife of the Bel?
gian Minister of State, as she spoke,
for she was deeply affected by the un?
expected warmth of her welcome to
this country.
Five hundred women had gathered
at the home of Mrs. Elmer Black, 51
Fifth av., to greet the emissary of the ,
Queen of Belgium upon her arrival
yesterday afternoon. They assured
WM. Vandervelde that while they :
could not take any action that would <
reflect upon the German nation they |
would do everything they could for
the relief of the suffering women and
homeless children of Belgium.
Mme. Vandervelde was met at the
pier by Mrs. Frederick C. Howe, wife
of the Commissioner of Immigration
at Ellis Island, and by Mrs. Rose Pas- ?
tor Stokes, as well as by Pierre Mali, ?
the Belgian Consul. They escorted her '
to the home of Miss Winifred Holt, 44
East 78th st., where she will stay whil
The hospitality of Miss Holt she de- ?
1 scribed later in the afternoon at Mrs.
Black's as one of the first indications j
she had had of the cordiality of the
American women.
"I attended a reception in London
just before I sailed, she said, "and
many Americans responded to my plea
for fund? to help the poor people of
Belgium. Among them was r lady
whom I hod never seen before, but
who told me she wanted me to use her
home while I was here, and though
she would not be here herself she
would send orders to have the house
opened for me."
Mme. Vandervelde will make a defl
I nite statement to-day concerning her
plans. All she said yesterday was that
her object was to collect money for the
relief of Belgium.
"The poor people of my country are
terrorized to-day," she said. "Driven
out of their homes, they have sought
> temporary shelter in England, and
| there they will be cared for until it is
1 safe for them to return. It is that re
! turn of which we must think now. I
appeal to America for Belgium's fut?
ure. I appeal to the generous, kind
hearted American people to help us
build up our hojnes. We have no vil?
lages now; no cottages. Wc have not
even tools to work with, or clothes, or
; morrey, or crops standing iu tha-folds."
Mme. Carlo Polifeme, of the Soci?t?
? des Femmes de France, and Mrs. J. El
' Hot Langstaff, president of the Im?
perial Order of the Daughters of the
British Empire, represented foreign
societies at the reception. Among the
, others present were Mrs. Henry VII
lard, Mrs. Arthur Elliott Fish, Mrs.
Clarence Burns, Mrs. Edward Owings
Towne, Miss Belle de Costa Green,
Mrs. Morris Hillquit, Mrs. Arnold
F?rst. Miss Alice Lewisohn, Miss Helen
Varies Boswell, Mrs. Harriet Johnston
Wood, Mrs. Helen Hoy Greeley, Mrs.
De Witt Clinton Snyder, Mrs. Horace
Greeley, Mrs. A. N. Palmer, Miss Eliza?
beth Freeman and Miss Annie Kennev,
the English militant. Frank Chalmers,
of the Century Opera Company, sang
! several peace songs during the after
! noon.
In the drawing room of the White
Star liner Cretic, Mme. Vandervelde
| spoke of the Belgian cause and the rea
i son for her visit to this country on
I Thursday night, and within ten min
! utes after her address received a gen?
eral contribution of $354 from the pas
' senders.
', Fails to Recover from Shoot?
ing of Son at Pier.
[ By Telegraph to The Tribune. I
Narragansett Pier, R. I., Sept. 18.?
Mrs. Walter S. Chap?n, wife of the late
Walter S. Chapin, of New York, and
' daughter of the late Samuel EL Ran
1 som, of Albany, died here to-day at
I her >ome, Primrose Villa. Mrs. Cha?
pin, vho was born in Albany on Feb
, ruary 10, 1867, had been ill all sum
; J-.jr, and never recovered from the
j shock of the death of her son, W. San
; ford Chapin, who accidentally shot
himself last July.
Mrs. Chapin leaves a sister, Mrs. W.
I H. Garth, of I-lip, Long Island; two
i sisters-in-law? Mrs. Henry B. Chapin,
i of Boston, and Mrs. Joel Ransom, of
i Baltimore ?and a niece, Miss Nina Ran
| som, of Baltimore. Mrs. Garth and
? Miss Ransom were with Mrs. Chapin
! at her death.
, _
Edward V. Brown, seventy-four
years old, commander of George
Huntsman Post, G. A. R., of Flushing,
died at his home, in ?9 State st., yes?
terday morning. Mr. Brown was born
in Cazenovia, N. Y., and attended New
York University. At the outbreak of
the Civil War he enlisted in the 8th
! New York Regiment. He was a resi
' dent of Flushing for thirty years, and
j for twenty-five years had charge of
? the freight station of the Long Island
i Railroad at James Slip, Manhattan. Ho
i was a member of Cornucopia Lodge,
l F. and A. M., of Flushing, and the
I Royal Arcanum. Forty-eight years ago
! he married Miss Marie E. Cooper, of
I Manhattan, who survives him with a
I son and daughter, Walter E. Brown
1 and Mrs. Ella Dennler, both of Flush
! ing.
Michael E. Warren, thirty-three years
old, of 747 East 183d st., a reporter
who for several years had been as?
signed to Bellevue Hospital for the
New York City News Association, died
at an early hour yesterday morning in
the office of Dr. A. C. Dupont, at 310
West 33d st., to which place he had
been taken when seized with an attack
of heart disease in the home of
friends, where he had been attending a
card party.
Mr. Warron was well known to news
aper men throughout the city und was
ighly regarded by the officials at
Bellevue Hospital. A wife and three
ehild'en survive.
Calef, Amos II. Nolan, Michael W.
Dallett, Edith F. Putney. R. Elizabeth
Dwight, Juiia L. Roebling, M. G.
Ely. Elizabeth W. Spears, Harry D.
Hall, Edward Julius Sullivan, James E.
Hilton, Horace G.
: CALEF?Suddenly, September It, 1914,
Amos Howard Calef, at his home at
Seabright, X. J. Funeral service . at
his late residence Saturday, Septem?
ber 19, upon arrival of the 11:30 a. rn.
Jersey Central train from New York,
due at Seabright at L.M p. m. Spe?
cial parlor ear attached. Train will
stop at Laidlaw Crossing?near resi?
dence. *
DALLETT?On September 1, 1?14, in
London, England, Edith- FreeaMO.
wife of John Dallett, jr., sA Hew
York. Faner?! service ?t the home
of her mother, Mr?. Joel Fraaei?
Freeman, 101 South Munn ?v.. Efts?
Orengo, N. J., Saturday afwraoot?.
September 1?, at 8 o'clock, on arrival
of train leaving Hoboken, Locke
wanna Railroad, at 2:235. Philadel?
phia papers please copy.
DWIGHT? At Tadonsae, Province of
Quebec, Canada, on Thursday, Sep?
tember 17, I'-It, Julia Lawrence, wife
of the late Jonathan Dwight. Funeral
services at Springfield. Mass., on
Monday, September 21, at nocn.
ELY?At Norfolk, Coan., September 17.
1014. Elizabeth vy-.-d Ely. daughter
of Christiana A. Ely and the late
Henry C. Ely. Funeral service? at
the Church of the Heavenly Rest,
45th st. and Fifth av., on Monday
at 10:30 a. m.
UAELr-On September 17. Edwer?
Julius Hall, aged 61 years. Funeral
service at Church of the Redeemer
Morristown, N. J., at 4 o'clock Mon?
day, September 21. Interment pri?
HILTON, Horace G.?At St. Mary's
Hospital, Rochester, N. Y.. on Fri?
day, September 18. Funeral services
at St. Bernard's Seminary. Roches?
ter, Saturday morning, September
19, at 10 o'clock.
NOLAN?At his residence, 2*6 Sterlin*
Place, Brooklyn, on September 18.
Michael W. Nolan, beloved husband
of Charlotte D. Nolan. Notice of
funeral hereafter. Kindly omit
PUTNEY-At Bretton Wood?, N g .
R. Elizabeth Putney, widow of Will?
iam B. Putney. Funeral service
Sunday, September 20, at 2 p. m., at
her late residence. 110 West 7-Jtl st.,
New York.
ROEBLING -At Trenton, N. J.. on the.
17th inst, Margaret Gaztmer, wife of
Ferdinand W. Roebling, jr. Services
at her late residence, 222 West State
st., Trenton, N. J., Monday morning,
11 o'clock. Interment private.
SPEARS?The directors of The Play?
ers announce with deep regret the
death of their fellow member, Harry
D. Spears, on September 17. 1914.
ROWE SHELLEY. Secretary?
SULLIVAN. James E.- Suddenly, Sep?
tember 10. Beloved husband of Mar?
garet Eugenie Byrne. Funeral Sat?
urday morning at 9:30 ??'click from
his residence, 540 West 111th sL,
thence to St. Aloysius Church, tSSd
st. and Seventh av., where a solemn
high requiem mass will be offered at
10 o'clock. Interment in Calvary
SULLIVAN James E. The Board of
Managers and members of athlehr
clubs of the Metropolitan Association
of the Amateur Athletic l ?non are
requested to attend the funeral ser?
vices of our late president, James E.
Sullivan, from his residence, 540 West
114th st., on Saturday, September 19,
at 9 a. m., and there proceed to .St.
Aloysius Church. 132d st., near Sev?
enth av., to attend a requiem mass at
10 a. m.
SL'LLIVAN.- At a special meeting of
the Board of Governors of the New
York Athletic Club of the City of New
York, heM on September the seven?
teenth, 1914, Resolutions were adopt?
ed lamenting the death of the lat?
lames E. Sullivan. The Board of
G?.vernors were appointed a Commit?
tee t.? attend the funeral, and . t
members of the Club are invited ta
? be present at the Church of St. Alo
i .s, ISM st. and Seventh av., on
SaturJay, September the nineteenth,
1914, at ten o'clock a. m.
WILLIAM If. PAGE, President.
AUDET. Francis X., 155 West 42d ?t..
September 17, aged 47. Funeral at
Lawrence, Mass.
CONNOLLY, Anna, 506 West 55th st.,
September 17.
HEALY. Florence, 111 West :?5th -t..
September 17, aged 4. Funeral to?
day, 2 p. m.
LONG, Julia, 28 West 1.10th st., Sep?
tember 17. Services to-day, 8 p. m.
MANCK. Maria, 1,057 Forest av., Sep?
tember 17, aged 11. Funeral to-mor?
row, 1 p. m.
WARREN. Michael R.. 74 East 183d it.,
September; 18, aged 33.
, BENJAMIN', Mary F., 118 MeDonough
st., September 17. Services to-mor?
row, 8 p. m.
CI.ANNY. William J.. 298 Greene ?v..
September 17. Funeral to-day, 2:30
p. m.
CUNNINGHAM, Charlotte D., 395 Doug?
las st.. September 17. Services to?
day, 8 p. m.
FRAYER, George M., 695 Third ?v.,
September 17.
! KASSKBART, Johanna T., 74 John-on
st., September 18. Funeral Monday,
9:30 a. m.
Pll BESOM, John M.. 313 Gold st., Sep?
tember 17. Funeral to-morrow, J2:"'i
p. m.
PROVOST, Mary E.. 8727 Twentieth
av., September 17, aged 75. Services
to-day. 8:30 p. m.
PYE, Catharine A. D., 418 Madison st.,
September 18, aged 86. Funeral to?
morrow, 3 p. m.
! QUIOG, William J.. 1018 Lorimer st..
September 18. Funeral Monday, 10
a. m.
j BROWN. Edward V., State st., Flish
ing, September IK, aged 73. Funeral
DUFFIELD, David, Seiden, September
Id, aged 68.
i RINGLE, Mamie, 73 Willow av., Asto?
ria, September IU. Fun?'ral to-day.
: STACY, Virginia C, Franklin av., Lyn?
brook, aged 80. Services to-day. 8
p. m.
I BOWDEN. Mary A., East Orange, Sep?
tember 17. Funeral to-day, 2:30 p. m.
CR1BBAN, Teresa B.. 768 Fairmount
av., Newark, September 18.
i FISCHER. John, jr., 225 Waverley ?v.,
Newark, September 18. Funeral Mon?
day. 2 p. m.
GRASMUK, Camilla. 43 Hampton Ter?
race, Orange, September 18.
MTRCHAN, Jane, 208 7*.ii st, Jersey
City, September 18.
SAVIGE. Lillian. 755 State st., North
Bergen, September 18, aged 2. Funeral
Sunday, 4 p. m.
SMACK. Abram, 248 Suydam av., Jener
City, September 17. Services to-day,
8 p. m.
? SMITH, Jame? It.. 66 Oakland av., Jer?
sey City, September 17. Services to?
day, 7:30 p. m.
! TIIENKN, Carl J., 38 Huttoa st., Jer?
sey City. September 17, aged 96. Ser?
vice* to-day, 8 p. m.
' WEISS, Thoma-a, 401 26th st., Gutter?
berg. September 18, aj-ed 73. Funeral
M >nd ?>. 9 a. in.
, WKRNSlMts, J. Herman. 212 Boy at.
Jersey City, September 18. Funeral
to ?lay. I p. m.
WILLIAMS, lohn A.. I? Mill Road, Jer
aev City, September 17. Funeral tw?
morrow, 1 p. m.
111*. WOOHI.AHN CKMtrilJtT.
?'Ja St By lUrl.oi', Train and Uy Troll????
Office. X? ?Vavst i ?al fe. N. t.

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