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Leaders Refuse Pledge of Loyalty Decline to Go on Record, as Suggested by the Security League Call Request "Insult" Organization Asks Editors of German Papers Here to State Positions ?'Impertinent" and "an insult" are some of tht terms used in replies to a request sent out by the Nations] Security league suggesting that Ger? man-Americans throughout the country put their loyalty to, this country on record. The league told scores of Ger? man-American organization? that "they could assist this country's cause by indica*:ng to their brothers in Ger? many, by public announcement, that they are with the 1'nited States in the wer and there is no divided loyalty here." Julius Moersch, of St.. Paul, president of the Minnesota branch of the Ger? man-American Alliance, replied: "The German-American Alliance of Minnesota does not need and resents the arrogatiop of your society to advise them in regard to conduct by German Americans in this war. I therefore re? turn your letter and printed matter." Curt Prescher, president of the branch of the alliance in Elizabeth, N. J, wrote: "Your communication and its impertinent inclosure are at hand. In reply will ?ay that every member of our alliance Is a true American citizen, in spirit as well as in character, and is the patriotic equal of any member of your league." Henry Weissman, president of the New York State division of the alli? ance, wrote his executive committee had already passed resolutions of loy? alty to America and he saw no need for reiteration. Dr. Charles M. Weinsberg, of St. Louis, president of the Missouri branch of the alliance, said he could not see that the league's suggestion was "either necessary or wise," and he believed all German-Americans will "take it as an insult on the part of any organizations to doubt their loyalty." "Undaunted, and believing that the tenor of these replies is conclusive evi? dence of the need for the accounting of German-Americans," said the Se? curity League in a statement yester? day, "the league has sent a further letter to tht editors of some 450 Ger? man-American newspapers suggesting a statement, of their position. One of the principal reasons for this letter Is the general adverse criticism wh'ch has been mado by the German-American press on the league's original letter." Philippine Trade Grows Exports Increase $10,000,000, Imports $6,000,000 WASHINGTON, Aug. 6. From cable advices received by the Bureau of Insu? lar Affairs of tht War Department, Philippine imports and exports for the year ended June 30, 1917, show an in? crease of 56,000.000 over the import total of the previo is year and a larger export trade by $10,000,000. Of the $61,983.277 import* American goods comprise 53 per cent, while in exports valued at $71,715,375 the United States trade shows heavy increase, amounting to 60 per cert, against 47 per cent in 1916. Hemp shipm*?*; amount to 132,482 long tons, of which 69,869 tons came to the United States. Though the total 'alls more than 10,000 tons below that of the previous year, high Drices re? sulted in a value of $30,259,718, by far the h.ghest ever recorded. Sugar alone of leading exports shows a material reduction in both quantity and value from the exceptionally large figures of 1916. and total shipments amount to 234.308 long tons, of which 98,696 were to the United States. A reduced copra trade reaches a value somewhat larger than in 1916. and American purchases as?ume unusual importance, constitut? ing 46,771 long tons of the 69.3'>2 total. Great activity in the cigar industry is also indicated :n a phenomenal in? crease in exports from 152.000,000 to 2)9,ooo.onn. doe entirely to the growing American demand. May Tax Soft Drinks When Liquor Is Gone U. S. Officiais Find Country Spending $174,000,000 ' a Year for Ice Cream, Etc. WASHINGTON, An* fc?With the rational prohibition promised or threat? ened, members of Congress who hunt sources of revenu?? have been looking into America's soft drink bill, and they have discovered that the people of this country pay $174,000,000 annually for it? cream, soda water and other soft drinks. The itemized soft drink assessment of the thirsty populace which taboos alcohol is estimated as follows: Soda water. III 10 ?,000; ice cream, $: Off; manufactured ice. $60,3*6,000. And that does not include home made :ce cream, parlor lemonade and front porch refreshments of various kinds, members of < ongress explain, because there is no way of getting at the fig? ure?. It is needless to say that cer? tain members ?1 ( ongress are casting around to find out how to replace booze as a source of revenue. They admit the problem is difficult. Held for Stabbing Baby Young Mother Cuts Child Af? ter Quarrel With Husband Mrs. Cfctistiaa PTkittaaiesra, twenty one years old. of 437 Bast 119th Street. ws? y*sterri?y locked in the East 126th Street station, charged with stabbing her atoeteea rnon'hsold son, Charles, s? he lsy asleep in his crib. Ths child is in a serious condition. According to the police, Mrs Whitte rrore's husband returned home early ?-j-'urday evening, and found the bsby ?ione in the apsrtment. On Mrs. Whittemore's return the husband up? braided h?r for leaving the child alone. '. *'<r the tenants in the house were ?routed by the screams of Mr?. Wh,?*ernor'v ?nd going to her apr^t ment. ?he police ?ay. found her ?tsnd ,.? - * ??? trill with n knife in her ??and baa* bleeding from a de?;< Aourni in the left br?a?t \ Editor Resigns from The Socialist Party War and Labor Policy Wrong, Say? Chester M. Wright in Letter < hester M. Wright, formerly man ; aging editor of "The New York Call,' hss severed connection with the So j rialist party because of its attitude anc! | tactics toward the labor movement and j the war. Mr. Wright's resignation fol j lows similar action by Mr. and Mrs. J ? G. Pheips Stokes, John Spargo and > other well-known Socialists. In his letter of resignation, which vw.s made public yesterday by the Downtown Night Workers' Club Branch of the New York County Socialist or canir&tion, Mr. Wright declared: "The policy and tactics are such thai I can no longer with consistency re? main a member." "As relates to the labor movement | and to the war," continued Mr. Wright "which :.re two of the most funda I mental matters, the Socialist party pol? icy 1 consider entirely wrong. Instead of being in harmony with the party or these points, I am completely opposed to it and consider its attitude such that it has lost all color as a working class political expression. I wish it might have been otherwise." Mr. Wright is a member of the ad? visory council of the American Alliance of Labor and Democracy, founded here last week to fight pro-Germanism in the labor movement. He was police commissioner in Milwaukee under May? or Seidel, a Socialist. Before cominq to "The ("all" Mr. Wright was editor of Socialist papers in Milwaukee, Chicago and California. He left "The Call" last March. U. S. Women Thanked French Sailors Grateful for Gift of Garments WASHINGTON. Aug. 5?The grati? tude of the French Minister of Marine for the offer of American women to supply French sailors with woollen gar , ments to protect them against the cold ! and damp of anti-submarine patrol j duty in the war zone is expressed in a I letter from the French naval attach^, ? Commander de Blanpr?, to Mrs. James Carroll Frazer. chairman of the Com i mittee of the Navy League, made pub j lie here to-day. "In behalf of the men of the French I detachment," says Commander de Blar.nr?'s letter, "I want to thank you , for trie thousand outfits you have Mat and which will be so much appreciated 1 during th? hard service they are going '' to perform this winter in the ocean and Channel in hunting the subma? rines. "I am also directed by the French Minister of Marine to thank you for i your kind offer to send seme other ; warn garments to France to b;1 u.-fd : by our sailors, and it is a pleasure for ? me to inform you that he accept? it ! with gratitude. These garment-; ought i to be sent in care of the Vice-Admiral, Prefect Maritime, Brest, France. "I ask you to transmit my thanks and those of the French sailors to the ! Committee of the Navy League of the > United Sutes." | .-a , Double Funeral for Fliers Military Honors for Fleisch? mann, Who Died with Witts BAY SHORE,' L- I-. Aug. b.?The 1 funerals of Charles Fleischmann and ! George Henry Witts, who lost their Its/44 last Thursday when a hydro-aero? plane in which they were flying fell into Great South Bay, were held here to-day. The services were hold In St. Peter's Church. Six of the colleagues of Charles Fleischmann acted as pallbearers and accompanied the body to the railroad station, where a military salute was fired. The coffin, which was draped in a large American flag, was placed on a car and started for the Fresh Pond Crematory. After the salute a lone bugler sounded "taps." Julius Flcisch mann, former Mayor of Cincinnati, father of the yourg man, and Mis? Florence McGregor Sheldon, of Brook , lyn, his fianc?e, were plainly over? come. The Rev. William A. Watson, of St. Peter's Church, conducted the services over the body of George Henry Witt?. The body was buried in Oakland Ceme? tery, at Bay Shore. Two brothers and a sister of the aviator came here to attend the services from their homes in New England. Rockefeller Medical Chief Now in Paris Will Help Red Cross to Fight Tuberculosis in the Army PARIS. Aug. 5. Dr. Livingston Fa roam!, chief of the Rockefeller Anti i Tuberculosis Commission, has arrived ? to cooperate with Homer Folks, the ; tuberculosis expert of the Red Cross. Dr. James A. Miller, of New York, ac j companies the party. There is a great tobacco shortage in the training camps. The soldiers are isger for supplies from America, not being accustomed to French tobacco. The quartermaster's tobacco cupboard is bare. Correspondents returning from the field base report a great need of smokes. "I stepped up to the quartermaster the other day," says one, "and begged him to give me some American to? bacco. 'Sorry,' said the officer. 'I have only 4414 package, so I don't feel like letting you have any. I do not use any myself, although 1 am a great smoker and pining for some good American tobacco.' In whole camps there is only enough tobacco to provide one small 5-cent sack to each five men, and there is none in immediate sight. We are doing the best we can, for we know how much it i, appreciated." Two German Refugees Held Arrested at Boston; Fled from Southern Internment Camp BOSTON, Aug. 5. Two German sail? ors, who said they had escaped from an I internment camp at New Orleans, were i arrested here to-day by an immigration inspector after they had shipped on a foreign vessel as Russian Poles. In going over the crew list the in? spector noticed that the handwriting of the two men was of a German type. He txammed them, and after they had failed to answer his questions in Ru. 1 sian and Polish, one of them gave a re? ply in Gerffian and admitted that they 1 were endeavoring to escape from the country. They gave their names as Julius Baron and K?mest Saher. Edison Aid Promoted Chati?)! W. Luhr, who used the X j ray m locating the bullet that fatally woundeH President McKinley at M?f? lalo, yesterday ?as promoted by Thorn 144 A. Kdiaon to be manager of the i phonograph division at Orange. N. J, of 1 hero?.? A- Fdison, Inc He sue re?.)- ' hartes h Fairbanks, who re ?'**>?<* ...... Mrs. De Saulies Tells Story Of Neglect That Led to Killing t'ontInued from pase 1 bride has been pledged in the fight to take the boy from his father's people. The legal controversy just begin? ning one which promises revelations of a variety unequalled since the Thaw trial?has, then, a twofold object: The liberation of the mother and the restoration to her of her son. The zenith of the imprisoned mother's hopes is that she and Jack may return to Chile together. Son Is Not To Be Found Mrs. I)c Saulies called for her boy , to-day. She wanted to see him at the ' jail, if only for an hour, and if that was not possible, she wanted to talk to him over the telephone. Agents for ? Mr. Uterhart made a search for the ' boy?and encountered what may turn out to be lively mystery before it is ? over. Jack was not to be found. He was not at The Box. Inquiry at the residence of George M. Heckscher, s relativo of the De Saulles, at West buiy, met with the response that he was not there. It was variously ru? mored that the child had been taken to the home of August Heckscher, at Hun? tington, or that of Charles De Saulles, at Long Beach, a brother of the dead , man. Mrs. De Saulles was distracted by i the word that the boy could not be lo? cated. It was the only subject on ! which she was no* absolutely calm. If Mrs. De Saulles takes the witness stand in her own defence, as circum? stances seem to indicate, hers will be a story which will involve more well known names than have been given publicity in any one court proceeding in many a day. Disenchantment on Honeymoon Her alleged mistreatment by her husband began, Attorney Uterhart says, shortly after the wedding in P:.ns. The lawyer asserts he has in? formation that De Saulles borrowed money to finance his European trip on which he married the supposed Chilean heiress. On the honeymoon the first disenchantment came, according to Mr. Cterhart, when it developed that the bride was worth, not fabulous millions, ! but only 1100.000. It appears that the family fortune had been largely dissipated since the generation of Se?ora Vegara, Mrs. De Saulles's grandmother and the richest woman in South America of her day. Four sons were given free rein with the fortune and made away with it to the extent that Blanca, though reared in the finest palace in Chile, was left ' comparatively poor. Returning to America in 1911, De Saulles took his sixteen-year-old bride to his father's home in Bethlehem, ac? cording to Mr. Uterhart, while he spent mo?t of the time on Broadway squan? dering her patrimony. Roa?ted of Women Friends "In those days," said Mr. Cterhart, "De Saulles boasted of his many women friend?. It was roses in the morning, a motor trip in the afternoon, theatre and a wine supper afterward. That is the way Mrs. De Saulles's fortune was going. Later De Saulles entered poli? tics and oiganircd a College ^Ien's League for Wilson. He is said to have spent additional thousands angling for a ministership to I'ruguay, and when he got it he turned the offer down. His reason for doing this may come out later. "Mrs. De Saulles's intimation of her husband's unfaithfulness came while ', ?he was leading her unhappy life in i Bethlehem. On one of his occasional trips home from New York she discov : ered some receipted dressmakers' bills ] in his pockets. His suave explanation I was that he had paid them to help out a friend. In the blindnes of her trust? ing affection she believed him, for, mind you, she was only a child then ' only seventeen. In fact, she is a child i yet; a simple, impressionable child." Husband Failed to Meet Her Life was so bereft of pleasures and so different in Bethlehem from what Mrs. De Saulles expected that two years wss sll she could stand. In 1913 ?he pleaded to be permitted to visit her mother in Valpsraiso, and the plea was granted. She came to New York. Her husband did not meet her at the tram. She went to the steamer. Jsck ' Pe Ssulles, idol of Broadway and hail i fellow well met, was elsewhere. Even her serving m?id, Mr Cterhart ' states, was so moved by the young wife's grief that the lawyer says the j girl remarked to her rvistress: "It's no wonder he isn't here. Mr?. I>e Ssulle1- I think you ought to knowl 1 what i? going on. Do you want me to i tell you about some of your husband': trips to New York ?" Whereupon, the lawyer asser- . tfci maul STjpplisd Mr.-. De Saulies with thi . favorites. A few months later Mrs. De Stiollsi returned from South America, and. Mr I'terhart says, charnel bef ROsbaMK point blank with infidelity. His re plies were evasive, the lawyer states. Sought to Win Wife Hack The rainbow of romance was fadinf fast. Mrs. De Saullt-ri took up he: 1 home apart from her husband, at h ! Fast Sixtieth Street. De Saulies movet I into a suite in Fifty-seventh Street j just three squares away, and then be ran a second courtship. Jack D< , SsallM set out to win back the affec ! Uons of his estranged wife. At pleading for women's favors Dt | Saulles always was at his best, Mr i Uterhart asserts, but on this occasior j he was only partly successful. Twc | names of two well-known stag? i or three times Mrs. De Saulles went I to stay at the Mil v-seventh Str.-.t place, but never for long. About this time early in ttll the baby was born. No father could have been prouder than John De Saulles, and so the little fellow was named John Longer, jr. Three years slipped by, and the young mother was happy in the possession of her child. They were inseparable. But the father lav? ished his full share of affection on the baby, too. On Faster Sunday, 1916, it appears, he took the little fellow out for an auto ride. Baby Tells Mother of "Joe" Jack, jr., could talk by this time, and when he came home this is what Mr I'terhart said he told his mamma: "Mamma, a lady got in the car to | day. She was a pretty lady. Her , name was Joe. That's what daddy I called her Joe." After that memorable Faster more strange tales reached the mother's ears. Sometimes it was little Jack who bore them in his childish innocence; some? times it was others, who acted in full realization of the import of their do? ings. But it seems, despite all this that Mr. L'nterhart tells about, there was a reconciliation just before tho final break which precipitated the divorce granted last winter. As divorce closed the door on old woes it opened it to new nnc in the life of Blanca Do Snulios. She had in? stituted suit in the firm belief that she, the innocent party, surely would bs given her child. It was all she asked or hoped to receive out of the ruin of her romance. But the court decreed that the father had an equal claim to little Jack, and that the boy must divide his time impartially be? tween his parents. Then came a subsequent decision, giving the father control over the boy's education after he reached the age of eight. Mother could see him only during vacation months in tho summer. Added to cunts' dictations were personal agreements between the parents, until poor little Jack's cus? tody became so tangled a matter that it would have taxed a lawyer to find out just where he belonged at any par? ticular time. Longed for Home in Chile The mother came to look upon Amer? ica as a place which not only had robbed her of happiness, but in the sad denied her justice. She longed fof her native Chile and the great estates of her family, which have ben kept intact, despite the fluctuating fortunes pf her house Last spring she [Wanned a visit to her mother and .sought to take the baby with her. A court da nied her plea. Resigned to exile, she leased Crossways. the elegant country home of Walter Watson at Roslyn, and planned to spend the summer with her ?on amid all the beauty she could af? ford, e She did this, states Mr. I'terhart. to combat the influence of the millions at De Saulles'? command, which, he I charges, were being used in an effort to ?strange the boy from his mother. Whan with his father the boy was showered with every form of costly at , tention, and oftentimes, when the com? plicated schedule would re-tore him , for a sojourn with his mother, the law? yt ?ays, the little fellow would say: "Mamma, they tell me this isn't my hone. My home is with pupa, not you." "l'an you conceive," asked Mr. T'tor hart, "the effect of such words on this poor mother's heart? Ficture this lit? tle woman; the great promise of her youth; the most SOOflsi for se?orita in all Latin-America, and how it ail ended in a tragic marriage. Says Love Is Lost "Love || destroyed and ideals gone; here she languished, a stranger in a 1 strange land, self-banished from home and friends for the sake of this child, whose very love they seek to deprive her of. "Picture her desperation when she learned of this. I do not believe there is a jury in the land that will not free Blanca De Saulles." Funeral of De Saulles Will Be Held Wednesday The body of John L. De Saulles will be taken to 1 West Fifty-seventh Street to-morrow, where it will lie in a bronze ' coffin until the funeral service?, which will be held at 10:30 on Wednesday n.orning. The services will be at Grace Carea. Marshal Ward, a friend of the fam? ily, accompanied the body yesterday to an undertaker's establishment in New York. Bustanoby Poisoned, Woman Tells Coroner Telephones Seeking an Inves? tigation of Restaura? teur's Death A woman telephoned to the Coroners' ' office last night to demand that an au- ' topsy be performed on the body of Louis Bustanoby, restaurateur, who died on Saturday. She declared that ( she was a sister-in-law of Mr. Bus? tanoby, and that his death was due 'o "slow poison." Jacob Anekstein, the clerk who n>- < ; ceived the message, traced it to a drug i store at 180th Street and Broadway. I Coroner Hellenste.n was notified of the strange me-sage, and reported it to the I Second Branch Detective Bureau. At the Caf? des Beaux Arts, Mr. Bustanoby's restaurant, no information was to be obtained. The man who re? plied to a call directed to "the man a?ei" said: "I'll connect you with the man who can tell you about that." That person roundly declared that any newspaper which printed anything of the kind "would lind itself in trouble." Mr. Bustanoby had be. n ?11 nor? than a year, he said, and died from can? cer. When askec? for hi- name he hum?, up the receiver. Detective Kenny, who was sent to the CaM dea Beams Arl . reported to Coroner Meilenstein that, the message was without any foundation and ap? peared to be "a piece of spitework." The < oroner said that he was satis? fied with the police report and would take no action unles3 there were new , developments. The telephone message was received at the Coroner's office about 10:41. According to Anekstein's recollection. the woman said: "I am a sister-in-law of Louis Busta? noby and I have positive information . that he was killed by ?low poison." "All right, what u your name and address ?" "Never mind my name and address; i I refuse to give it." "We've got to have some name and address." "I won't give id and if you don't take immediate action I'm going to send a telegram to Coroner Feinberg 'presi? dent of the board i in the morning, and I won't put mv name and address on i that, either." The conversion ended abruptly as 'the woman hung up the receiver. ? i PROSPERITY BULLETIN "There is absolutely no question in our mind but that we are on the verge of an era of \er> big business and, as far as our adsertising is concerned, we belie\e it to be the part of patriotism as well as good business to pro ceed with our plans in anticipation of finding an unusu. all> productive market." THE KROHN-FECHHEIMER CO. (Red Cross Shoe). Cincinnati. O. Tammany Bureau Accuses Reynolds Says Mayor's Friend Had Interest in Sale of Rock away Park Site Tammany's Bureau of City Inquiry, ' operated by William Bullock, has un? earthed two contracts which connect ' ex-Ser.ator William H. Reynolds, the Mayor's friend, with the sale to the city of the Rockaway Park site. Senator Reynolds testified at the con? demnation hearings thai he had no in | terest in the property taken for the park, and the Mayor has said that he ran down the suggestion that Reynolds ; had such an interest and found it false. Reynolds Named in Contract The contracts, however, provided for the recovery by Reynolds, the lste Pat trick H. McCarran and William S. Hur? ley, through the sale of the park site, I of the $1200,000 which they invested in the property, plus $40,107 in accrued interest. One of the two contracts was between these three men and Frank Railey, vice-president of the Title Guar? antee and Trust Company. The other was between Bailey and the Neponsit Realty Company, which held title to the Rockaway property and which final? ly sold it to the city in 1913 for $1, .>11.590. Mayor Mitchel, then President < f the Board of Aldermen, was chair? man of the special committee of the Board of Estimate, which brought about this purchase. Another member of the committee was Controller Pren dergast. Reynolds, McCarren and Hurley, it appears, contracted to purchase the park site through a dummy, Adelaide B. Roberts, from the West Rockaway Land Company. The contract was amended and modified from time to time, the last date quoted for it be? ing December 14, 1908. I'p to this time they had expended on the pur? chase contract $200,000. Delays arose; the three partners defaulted in the completion of their contract, and the Neponsit Realty Company, a subsid? iary of the Realty Associates, of which Bailey is president, took title to the property. Bailey Represented Others The contract between Bailey ard the t'rrie partners made known the fact that Bailey was desirous of saving for them the $240,107, which they were in dancer of losing because of this for? feit.ire. It gsva him power to contract with the .Neponsit Realty Company for the eventual payment of the money. Bailey's contract for the Neponsit Company, made "for certain undis? closed associates," provided that in case of the resale of the property at a profit the sum mentioned should be paid out of the profits to him for the benefit of his associates. In considera? tion of which, however, the contract snecificilly provided that he and his , MCiatM should relinquish "all right, title and interest in or to, lien against and claim upon the premises described" cr "any claim against or interest in premises or any part thereof." This they did. "Pigs Is Pigs" in Politics Butler Favored by Queens Fu sionists as Borough Head Lilis Parker Butler, author of "Pigs is Pigs," is being considered by the Queens Fusion leaders as their candi? date for Borough President, it was an? nounced yest?rday. Mr. Butler has been active in public affairs in Flush? ing and the borough for msny yesrs. Park Commissioner John E. Weier and Robert W. Higbie nave heretofore been considered candidates, but a dif? ference of opinion among the leaders is said to have resulted in the choice of Mr. Butler. Mr. Butler has not yet been con? fuid In case he declines to run, Clarence M I.owes, treasurer of tha Dime Savings Bank of Williamsburg, will be brought forw?rd. ' Talk of City Hall The plight of Tammany in the mat ' ter of a candidate for Mayor become ! a little more pitiful with every passim ?? day. Where is the Edward M. Shepar ' o? to-day who will bear aloft the ban ner of the Wigwam on a standard o respectability? The call has bee: ? mounded far and wide, but it echoes o: unanswered by the proper material. The net result of the canvass of las , week, hectic with heat and a fas growing impatience, was the discover; of one additional possibility, the men tion of whose name is still good for ; laugh wherever two braves come to gether. General Henry De Wit? Ham ilton, the soldier candidate, who bear the scars of countless militia encamp ments, and was breveted for the in trepidity with which he served as Su! zer's adjutant general- this is the gen tleman. And a very genial one, fo all that, with a proven capacity in bus; nesj as the manager of the Gerry es t?te. But the impression persists tha in hi? case the mountain laborei mightily and brought forth a mouse. The general is an intimate of Johl A. Hennessy. another Sulzer appointee I whose activities in the last municipa i campaign were not such as to endea i him to the Tiger. There is a sus ? picion that Mr. Hennessy stands be hind the Hamilton boomlet, indulgini an almost Shavian sense of humor a Tammany's expense. When all that i: left of the Sulzer machine joins Hears at Murphy's council board, then indee< j it's a case of "when a feller needs < I friend." As for Mr. Hearst, the Ulk of hm for the Tammany nominat'or. has be come remarkr.bly feeble, and partleu : larly since, with the Russian collapse ? his newspapers brought forth theii i clarion call for peace with the Kaiser i His identification with the cause of th< | enemy is too pronounced, it woul< : seem, even for such desperate gamblen j as Mr. Murphy and his lieutenants | They dread the raising of the war is : sue, as the complete elimination o Senator "Bob" Wagner from their lis of eligible? amply proves. One swif jab from the Mayor dispatched "Bob,' and yet the Senator's patriotism am that which passes for Hearst's shoub never be mentioned in the same breath Even Mr. Brisbane is anxious tha Mr. Hearst should not enter the race though in his editorial in "The Wash ington Times" he puts his objectioi ( on other than patriotic grounds. "Be ! ing Mayor of a city," Mr. Brisbane writes, "is 'no business' for a rea | newspaper man." Mr. Brisbane sai( ( nothing of this kind when Mr. Hears ran for Mayor in 1905 or when he rat for Governor. To not a few it soundi : like a cross between sour grapes and i j friendly warning. "Hearst, with his newspapers all ovei the United States," continues Mr ' Hearst's editor, "can regulate half i ; dozen Mayors and make them attend t( ! business." Mayor Mitchel will feel flattered t< j know that ho occupies a unique post | tion among the Mayors of Hearit-rid j den cities. Mr. Brisbane goes on: "It would be a neglect of duty foi him | Hearst) to concentrate his mine on the New York City Hall and its du ties for four years. . . . If he is well advised, he will find some man to run for Mayor, encourage him, support him and elect him- then attend to his ! real business, which, like that of othet j editors worth while, is General Super? vision." General Hamilton says it will hav? I to be Major General Supervision to I have any authority over him. There is a disposition on the part o1 the Democratic Fusion Committee. the Tammany annex operated by Countj Clerk Schneider, to forestall the ap pe?rance of the war issue in the cam paign. Apparently, the Mayor shoulc be ashamed of his frequent reference! to the Star? and Stripes, or so a state ; ment recently issued by the committe? would seem to imply. "Are we to be treated to the spectacl? 1 of a candidate fcr Mayor dashing fron borough to borough with a flag in eacl i hand, shouting, M am a patriot'?" it ! asks. "The way in which Mayor Mitche and his associates wrap the flag abou* themselves and cry 'war' every time their official acts are criticised is dis gusting to the ordinary American citi zen." As Mayor Mitchel has been doing nc dashing from borough to borougr either with or without flags and has re i mainad singularly ?ilent on the subject of politics since long before he depart ' ed on his vacation, the bleat of Mr Schneider's cotr.mittce sounds perilous? ly like that oi the man who hollers be ! fore he is hurt. "We have had enough of heroics anc flag wrapping from Mr. Mitchel and hi! , associates," the- statement adds. If the "we" refers to the authors o1 the statement this sentence no doubt , conveys a profound truth. ? -. Mayor Asked to List Errors He Will 'Avoid' Director Allen of the Institute of Public Service Cites Alleged Mistakes A demand that Mayor Mitchel enu? merate the mistakes which, according to hisa letter of acceptance, he will "avoid" if reelectcd, was served on the Mayor yesterday by William H. Allen, director of the Institute for Public Service. Maintaining secrecy as to the results lof the City Chamberlain's inquiry into police methods ir. 1916, Mr. Allen sug? gests, might have been one; the mak? ing of a $500,000 lease by the Public Service Commission when city property was available might have been another, , and so might the continued over-as? sessment of property. Abandoning the study of unused space in city building.', failure to ' establish a bureau for complaints against public utility corporations, the i lack of accounting reforms, delays in the Board of Estimate, the award of i "sinecures" in connection with the "worse than ?seles?" Courthou?e Board, "two lying s'atements" about , the Riverside Drive improvement, are some of the other matters Mr. Allen suggest?. Mr. AlK-n's queries are addressed to the Mayor and end with this: "Will you consider the strategic advantage of adn.ittng frsnkly where you now feel that mistskes were rr.ade and of specifically listtng the mistakes 1 you will correct or avoid repeating if 1 reflected !" Widow's $49,000 Verdict Stands DOBBS FERRY. N Y.. Aug. 6. Mrs. Alfred C. Smith, to whom s jury sward? ed a verdict of $49,000 against the New York Central Railroad for the death of her husbsnd, was notified to-day that Justice Keogh had refused to set ??de the verdict and had denied mo? tion for a new trial. Tammany Wanted Hulbert to Run Against Mitch?! ?i j Letter of Declination Re> J veals That Repres?ntate* J Had Been Considered I Mayor's RegimeScored ? Representative Declare? A? ministration Is Triumph . for Press Agents 'TrrtB Th? TVlNin? Buraaul WASHINGTON. Aug. f, U htttmt known here to-night for the first ti?a that Tammany Hall has been comida?. " , ing Representative Murray Hull*? as its candidate to oppo;<> John Purrey J Mitchel for the New York mayoralty. 1 Mr. Hulbert, in a letter to Henry I i Chittick, of the Democratic Pusioi Committee of 170. asks that his run? ' be no longer considered, and payi bis respect? to the Mitchel ?dministr?tl?, . as "a triumph of the city pad pre? - agent." The Congressman says: > "Inasmuch as your committee has paid me the compliment of entertain. t ing the representations made by the 1 League of Business and Professio?,| 1 Men urging that I be put forward si j the Democrstic Fusion candidate far i Mayor of New York City. I feel It la. cumbent upon me, while wholly ?p. ; preciative of the honor, to ask yo%? ? . committee, to choose some man don fitted for the office than I conceive my. self to be. A Press Agen' Triumph "In my judgment, the next Mayor ?f New York City ought to be s msn ?he hss had the advantage of an intell). ? gent experience In municipsl s*/?irs, j without the disqualifying objection ef i a record of subservience to an alii ? anee with the corporate Interests which control the present city administratioa. "The record of the Mitchel adminis? tration is but a triumph of the city paid press agent; otherwise It i? net ' a record to be proud of. Taxes has? J gone up instead of down, as promises' ? four years ago, and even the mo?? vij. ? ilant censorship has not availed te ? smother ali the official scandals. j "The net stock in trade of the Mites 1 [ el-Rockefeller-Morgan Fusion party li I a solemn aggregation of bookkesp. r 'ing statistics, percentages, calories an? ? proteins expressed in figures and 1 terms intended to confuse the voter. ' j "Subscribed thereto sre the big nsmes of a lot of non-resident eorpo ration agents. Wall Street tax dodgers and society leaders who are depended ' ' upon to convince the average voter that . only the prot?g?s of the very rich srt ? :.t to hold public office. "Wholly unprogresaive in spirit, by , reason of this Weil Street control, the , Mitchel administration tries to seduce i the progressive-m.nded voter by s fair.? [ indorsement of th ? doctrine of rnur.ici . pal ownership. The present adraints* . tration has had four years of unlimited power in the city?and its record in I the interest of municipal ownership il | a blank. Millions Made in Real Est?t* fi "Its record, however, is not blank > where administration favorites hav? r got millions of dollars of money through shady real estate transactions. "Even the city-paid presa agents 1 hr.ve not been able to glorify th? i Fusion administration's record of ac? complishments in this particular. ; "If the public has its ?yes opened te existing conditions, our next Mayor ! will not be elected by non-rendent i bankers, or corporation agents, or mill 1 ionaire tax dodgers, who smilingly per : jure themselves every year to ehrst I the city over which they are so anxious to continue their control." Boy Robbed of $500 At Entrance to Bank . Washington Heights Footpad Chokes Lad and Flees in Auto I Detectives are hunting f?r ? footpad j who laid his ambush at 11 o'clock on Saturday morn In? at the door of th? ' Washington Heights Bank, 165th Street t and Amsterdam Avenue. At thst hour t Frederick Heise jr., twelve years old. of 521 West 173d Street, got off an Am? sterdam Avenue car and crossed the sidewalk toward the bank. In his in ( side coat pocket was an envelope con? taining $440 in checks and ISO in bills which he til to deposit for hi' father, a grocer. ? A man who had stood at the (uro when the boy got off the car followed him toward the bsnk. At the entra?e? to the building he choked the boy and snatched the envelope. Then In? man strolled around the comer into 156th Street 44 if he had merely beer. par : ing a prank. By the time Frederick recovered nil breath and yelled for help h s assa'l ant was well on his way toward an au? tomobile that stood with the cnfifll purring half way between Arr.s'erdara and St. Nicholas avenues. In response to the boy's enes and ge3tures a dozen men started la r"Jr' suit. The hold-up man quickened hii pace, jumped into the automobile sod was off. To Reward Bundle Carriers Speaker Clark Urges Discount for That Purpose WASHINGTON, Aug. .r> BmsW Champ Clark wants to know uhst it will profU a man to carry home his own bundles if the storekeeper? ?:11 re. , give a discount on non-de?vered goodi The Speaker, commenting to-day en the campaign to be undertaken by * National American Woman Suftrsf* ' Association for discounts on bundle* carried home by the purchaser, said: 'I'nless the merchants cut down th? price ?f the article, the only thing thst will come from the "csrry your owe bundle" campaign will be profit to til merchsnts. "I have said for years that one res . son prices were so high was the su? ! plus deliveries. Half a dozen mil? wagons deliver milk in the same bloc? and its the same way with grocers an? other merchants. There can be ? gres? deal of economy. We ought to have s cooperative delivery system. . "Bufwithout discounts on the re<J? the economy sil goes info profit, fjr the merchant?, it is no heip to ?nb?d; else on the face of the earth If l ' cut out de'n-eries. then we patron? ought to get the bereft?."