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On Choice of i School Head He Discusses Men With Somers; Selection Likely To Be Named To-day Only Home Talent To Be Considered Dr. Shallow, of Brooklyn, Mayor's Own Borough, a Leading Candidate The Board of Education will meet in executive session this afternoon at 4 o'clock to consider candidates for the school superintendency, the $10,00?j a yeer place vacated three months ago by Dr. William Maxwell. Only the seven members of the board will be admitted, but in preparation for tak? ing a hand,in the selection of the new school head*Mayor Hylan called Arthur Somers, president of the board, into conference at the Mayor's home, in Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn, last night. The Mayor has stated several times that he would not meddle in the af? fairs of the Department of Education. These statements followed reports of friction due to his interference. In one instance Mr. Somers is said to have threatened to resign. Nevertheless, the Mayor first barred all outside educators from considera? tion, a restriction which narrowed choice practically to the two present leading candidates?Edward B. Shallow and William E. Ettinger, associate superintendents. And when his sum? mons went out to Mr. Somers last night it was assumed that he now pro? posed also to make the final choice be? tween these two. Friends of Dr. .Shallow were confi? dent that the choice would fall to him. He is a resident of Brooklyn, the home borough of the Mayor, and likewise of Mr. Somers and Mrs. Ruth Russell, a board member. He also is credited with having the active support of Jo? seph Yeska, one of the two Manhattan members, and some of his supporters were ready last night, in view of the Mayor's nction, to predict that the board would select him this aft??rnoon. In that case the final ballot at the regular board meeting on Wednesday afternoon will be a mere formality, although som?* of the board members were unwilling to concede that the meeting this afternoon would only be a programme arranged by the Mayor. Mr. Yeska declared that he did not even know that the superintendency and the candidates for it would be dis? cussed. Frank D. Wilsey, who repre? sents The Bronx and is vice-president of the board, said it was possible that I the board might agree upon one candi- ! date to-day. But he also suggested the possibility of the selection of three | candidates, each backed by two board members, a situation which would give the odd member of the board the bal? ance of power, with the deciding vote in the final ballot to-morrow. Com-! menting on this suggestion, observers' declared that it might prove to be the system followed, as the Mayor proba- ' bly has the odd vote pledged, and, by allowing three candidates to go into the final test, could thus camouflage his real control. Whatever the outcome, however, or the effect of the Mayor's attitude and manceuvrings, it was stated positively las?. night that there was no chance for Dr. Finley, the State Commissioner of Education, or any of the other non New Yorkers who have had the support of unofficial well wishers of the city school system. Every member of the | board is said to be definitely com? mitted to the policy of home talent only. This viewpoint was emphasized yes? terday by a school department official who is incidentally an ardent supporter of Dr. Shallow. "What proof is there that any of the outsider? are better educators than we have right here in the New York City School Department?" this official de? manded. "This department for a score of years has been a one man depart? ment. Only one man got the credit for anything. Nobody else had a chance, no matter what his capacity." It transpired yesterday that there was a general belief among the members of the new Board of Education that the entire department was "badly run down" and that it needed the minis? trations of a strong executive such as Dr. Shallow had shown himself to be in his organization and conduct of the truancy and child welfare bureaus. If Dr. Shallow wins the place as city superintendent, it was freely pre? dicted last night that his assumption of the office would be followed prompt? ly by a shake-up such as the depart? ment had not known in many years. It was even stated that some cf the pres? ent board of associate superintendents and the twenty-three district super? intendents would be forced out, and that there would be a drastic reorgani? zation of several bureaus. Under the r?gime of Dr. Maxwell, it was Faid, the administration of vari? ous departmental functions was made dependent too much upon one man, with the result that they "had no sus? taining momentum" to keep them going after his virtual retirement two years ago. The inference was that one of ? Dr. Shallow'? first considerations would be to supply this momentum. Plans to Save Babies Maternity Centre Committee Will Hold Meeting To-day The Maternity Centre Committee, which will start branches throughout the city to conserve the lives of mothers and babies, will hold its first meeting to-day at the home of Mrs. John S. Roger?, ?53 East Seventy-ninth Street. The members of the commit? tee are Dr. Edwin B. Chap?n, Dr. .Stephen Williams.' Dr. J. Clifton Edgar, Dr. Ralph W. Loben r, tine, Mrs. John .S. Rogers, chairman; Mrs. Arthur Scott Burtjen, treasurer; .Mrs. A. M. Palmer, Mrs. Henry Delafleld, Mr:i. John C. Breckinridgc, Mrs. Samuel W. Lambert, ,Mrn. Eugene Meyer, jr., Mi?? Frances Perk inn, Mrs. Charle? ?Sabfn, Mr*. Stth M. Milliken, Mr?. Tiffany Richardnon, Mr*?. Henry .!. J'atU-rson, Mr?. Ray Morn?, Mr?, Meredith Unte., Ml*. P. A. IJalxey, Mr?. Reginald AuchincloM, Mr?. Arthur Swann, Mrs. Jonathan Bulkley, Miss Bef?le Lachern, Mi?? Daniel?, Mr?. William <}. Brown, Mr?, Jack*on Reynold, Mr*.. Chalmer Chati**, Mr?. Herbert Croly, -Mrs. K. H. Grlmwold and Mi?;?. Anrm Goodrlch. The ?peaker? will b<; Dr. Grace 1 .V??*>?#?, France? I'erkin? and Dr. Ralph W. Lobent Une, ? Mystery in Death Of Husband and Wife They Are Found on Bed, Dressed, With Food Burn? ing in Kitchen The odor of burning food assailed the nose of Arthur Bigbie, of 193 Pros? pect Avenue, Brooklyn, as he went downstairs yesterday morning, and he halted in front of the apartment occu? pied by Herman Kaster and his wife Margaret. The smell came from there, he decided. After a futile ringing of the bell he forced in the door. The flat was filled with choking smoke, which came from the kitchen. On the stove Bigbie found what had once been corned beef and cabbage, but which had cooken until it was charred and smouldering. In the bedroom he ?'lund the bodies of Kaster and his wife rally dressed on the bed. They had been dead several hours. Apart from the burning food, which apparently had been intended for the Saturday evening meal of the Kasters, the flat contained nothing out of the ordinary. There were no marks on either body, except for a red blotch on the back Of the man's neck, to indicate 1 how the couple died. The bodies were ! taken to the morgue. An autopsy will 1 be held to-day. Gregory Unable to Find German Plot In Glass in Food Attorney General Says the Presence of Impurity Was Due to Negligence [Staff Correspondence] WASHINGTON, April 14.?The De? partment of Justice has been unable to ascertain any case where German sym? pathizers have placed ground glass in food, poisoned/ water intended for gov? ernment horses or distributed poisoned court plasters, Attorney General Greg? ory made this statement to-day in a letter to Representative Frear, of Wis? consin. The Attorney General's letter said: "The department has received numer | ous complaints of the presence of broken glass in food substances, but a most thorough investigation has failed to establish a single, case in which glass had been maliciously placed therein. The greater number of the alleged 'broken glass cases' developed into instances where there were found present small pieces of flint, sand or other impurities that had either acci? dentally or through negligent manu? facture appeared m the products. There have been a few cases where glass did occur in such commodities, but in these instances the presence of the glass was due, as was the presence of the other impurities just mentioned, to accident or to some negligence in the manufacture other than a wilful 'intent to cause harm. "As to poisoned court plaster, a num? ber of complaints have been made to the department and have been thor? oughly investigated. In all of these cases but one no harmful trace of poison was found. In one case ("occur? ring in Illinois) the investigation showed the presence in some court plaster of tetanus germs, which the , department is assured by chemists might occur in the negligent prepara? tion of court plaster, but even in this j case there was no evidence of wilful intent to place such germs in the court : plaster, and the inference was that they occurred through careless manu? facture. The concern manufacturing the court plaster was duly warned and , has agreed to redouble its efforts to : secure the production of an article free : from injurious contents. "No cases of poisoned waters with I intent to injure human beings have ! come to the department's attention, 1 either by complaint or by its own in? vestigations. In a few instances com? plaints have been made or the depart? ment has heard that there might bo , poison in water intended for the uso of horses or other animals belonging or intended for the Federal government or the Allies. Thorough investigation has shown all these complaints to be without foundation." Governor Orders | Court Martial of Col. A. B. Gardiner Charges Based on Alleged Insult to National Guard Uniform Capt. Duffield Complains Asserts Offence Took Place at Huguenot Society Banquet Another chapter is heginning in the interesting career of Colonel Asa Bird Gardiner. Governor Whitman yesterday or? dered Colonel Gardiner's court martial i on charges preferred by Captain How ' ard Duffield, pastor of the First Presby ; terian Church and chaplain of the 9th j Coast Artillery Corps, of the New York National Guard. i The charges are that Colonel Gar ; diner at a public dinner made insulting remarks about the National Guard uni | form which Captain Duffield was wear I iug? Colonel Gardiner is commandant of ??the.Veteran Corps of Artillery, an ex i elusive military organization of New York. Many men socially prominent are in its ranks. Quotes From Duffield's L?tter Lieutenant Arthur James, chairman of the information division of the New York Guard, gave this statement last night: "On April 9 the Huguenot Society of America gave a dinner at the Hotel Plaza. Captain Duffield was there in his uniform. Governor Whitman has ! ordered that National Guard officers ? wear their uniforms at all times. ! Colonel Gardiner was at the dinner, I representing the Military Society of I 1812. "These extracts from Captain Duf | field's letter to the Governor tell what ? happened: " 'What's that uniform you are wearing?' Colonel Gardiner asked Captain Duffield. "'The Ninth Coast Artillery Corps, New York National Guard," replied Captain Duffield. "'You ought to take it off,' said Colonel Gardiner. 'You have never taken the oath of allegiance like us old ; regulars.' "Captain Duffield said he was proud I to wear the uniform of the New York | Guard. " 'I wouldn't think of wearing it my j self,' said Colonel Gardiner." Court Martial Expected This Week Lieutenant James asserted that the j court martial for Colonel Gardiner j would be organized probably this ; week. Colonel Gardiner, a West Point I graduate, is a Civil War veteran and j the author of a number of military , books. He lives at the Union Club and ! Suffern, N. Y. He formerly was active in New York : politics. When Tammany ran him for ; District Attorney, in 1897, Colonel ; Gardiner coined for himself the famous i campaign slogan, "To hell with re ! form." He was elected District Attorney, 1 but was subsequently removed from of 1 fice by Theodore Roosevelt, then Gov : ernor. Last year Colonel Gardiner was a | topic among army men for a time, I when the War Department asked him ! to return a Civil War "nedal which he I had worn for forty-five years. -? Warehouse Survey Planned i Following recent conferences of the ! special committee on freight conges ? tion and an advisory board of ware? house men in this city, a thorough sur ; vey of warehouse conditions of i he ; Port of New York is about to bep;in j under the direction of those two botlies. The survey was decided upon at the \ suggestion of William G. McAdoo, | Director of Railways. It will proceed I throughout the summer and fall, and is j expected to establish what legislation, 1 if any, is necessary for the regulation ! of rates and facilities of warehouses. Travis H. Whitney, Public Service j Commissioner, has introduced a bill j into the Legislature to establish regu ! lation of warehouses. Its verms will i be made the subject of a special in ' vestigation. Vice Raiders Stir Broadway For More Than Four Hours Weaeem _ A_._ Continued from page 1 attorney admitted they came to this city on account of the lid being down in their home town. Draft Cards Demanded As the raiding party would enter the restaurants the patrons woulda be ordered to line up so they could be questioned by Mr. Smith, who stood at the entrance with a stenographer. One of the first "-ucstions put to the men was a demand for their draft | registration cards. In many instances these were not forthcoming, and in all such cases their names and ad? dresses were taken, and will be for- : warded to the Federal authorities. If' a man wan accompanied by a woman ? he was asked if she was his wife; if i so she had to produce her wedding , ring. Among others caught were sailors ? and soldiers. Some of the latter re- j quested Mr. Smith for a note to their commander to explain their detention. A few enemy aliens also were caught, | and after taking their names and ad- j dresses the Assistant; District Attorney j said he would report them to the proper I authorities. Crowds Follow Raiders Despite the hour of the raids Broad ? way soon was awakened, and in a short. , timo so great n crowd gathered that the ? police reserves from the Went Forty ' sevonth, Sixty-eighth and One Hun- ; i dredth Street stations were sent to I i keep order. Men and boys, women and I , girls, Kwarmcil into the streets and ran I after the officiais as they went from1 ! place to place. Some went bo far as to i I hin taxicabs, to keep up with the pace \ | set by Detectives Finan and McGowan, who led the raiding party. The ring? ing of the bells on the advancing pa? trol wagons and the honking of hoins, mingled with occasional screams and ! cries and much shouting, made the ! "White Way" look like n night of a Presidential election. At the sight of the advancing policemen a number of women faint? ed, while other? tried to slip past Mr. ' Smith without giving a satisfactory ! BU wer a? to why they were out HO ! late. They pleaded not to bo arrest d, while othorw who were ordered taken to the Htation house protested i r against being placed in a patrc-l wagon. Many wanted to hire a taxi cab, but this was not permitted. When the officials reached the Har? lem residential section the greatest excitement prevailed. The clanging of the patrol bell aroused the resi? dents, and scores opened windows or ran to the streets. .Surface cars were blocked by the taxic?bs, whose fares wanted to K'et as close to the scene of the raids as possible. Detcrrtiined to Clear Up City In two of the buildings visited Mr. Smith found pool and billiard pal? lors. A number of boy."*- still in their teens were ordered home and others of draft age were forced to show then registration cards. In explaining the raids Mr. Smitt said they were <-i continuation of Dis trict Attorney Swann's determinatioi to clear the city of objectionable char acters who Congregate in these place in the early morning hours, espcciall; on Sundays, after respectable 'place have closed. When asked by the reporters if h thought there would he any trotibl made by (he people detained in th restaurants, Mr. Smith said these wer war times and people should not h out so late. They had plenty of tim before 1 o'clock to eat, he said. Of her Raids to Follow District Attorney Swann said la* night that the drive against resorts c this sort ?;; going to bo maintained "ui der any and all circumstances.'* "The raids were carried out uf.d? the law," Ik- said, when told that son; of the chop ?auey men were thrcatenin suit?. "These placet are known i public nuisances, and no warrants ai n?-v?Ied to affect ati entry. As a matt? of fact, w.? have been gathering il evidence against all of them for fro six months to a year," Mr. Swann delcared that <".-ery ?1 night restaurant should bo roquired have a license, : o thai it might con under direct, rcgubftion of the ci authorities. An agitation in this dire tion, he intimated, will be undortaki soon. The District Attorney added that l.i poolrooms, where young boys arc nt permitted to congrogato until all hou of the liitfht, nro i?? I??1 Hi" next o jeetivca of tin: raiding ?quad. When a Feller Needs a Friend , bybriggs HAVE You Bought Your Third Liberty 80MD ? Mayor's Health Board War Called Patronage Fight Politicians Point Out That 1,000 Positions, With Salaries Amounting to $1,1 03,280 Attached, Are Involved in Attack on Seven Bureaus By John J. Leary A GLANCE at the supplement to "The City Record," wherein is recorded the number of posi? tions in the seven bureaus of the Board of Health which Mayor Hylan charges are illegally constituted, shows what the politically wise believe arc the real reasons for Mr. Hylan's deci? sion to secretly pave the way for dis? pensing with the bureaus. There are, according to the last statement available, 1.058 places, carry? ing $1,103,280 a year in salaries and wages, in the seven bureaus now un? der fire. These places pay from $1100 a year up to $6,000, with the great ma? jority paying in the vicinity of $1,000. The prospect of ttie Mayor's plan going through is now admittedly rather remote. The declaration of James E. McBride, chairman of the Civil Ser? vice Commission, that it is not intend? ed to dispense with these departments and that all that is sought is evidence of graft has been taken generally as an admission that the public demand of "hands off" of these bureaus has had effect. The graft charges, it should be stat? ed, are not taken seriously even by friends of the administration, who are inclined lo look upon them as beinu what politicians sometimes call "alibi stuff." This belief is largely basfed upon the fact that there was no hint of anything wrong when the Mnyot first called upon Health Commissionei Amster to clean these bureaus out or, the ground that they were constituted in violation of law. First Skidding of Hylan Machine Commissioner Amster's reference ol the matter to the Law Department foi an opinion represents, in the opiniot of many shrewd ones, the first skid ding of the Hylan machine, and it h hinted that the attack upon the Cor porntion Counsel's office made later it the week followed intimations that i did not agree with Mayor Hylan in hi: interpretation of the law. There is reason for belief that hot! Commissioner Amster's refusal to ac without legal advice and the failure of the law department promptly t< agree with the Hylan interpretation o t;i" law opening these happy huntin* grounds to the place-seeker wa'fo most unexpected, but not more so than tin action of the Central Federated Uniot i:i protesting against the guttintr. o the d'-partment. It was not though any opposition would come from tha quarter and that the worst tnat migh be looked for would be a demand b* labor men for some of the places tha might be mado vacant through the op oration of the removals. As prizes go the bulk of the I,OR places in the seven bureaus under fir. ire not. big, but for the purposes of t h machine politician they are "just wha liii* doctor ordered," for it is throne such small pickings as these that, mo chines tire built, lip and kept in gooi running order. It is Known to nil mei tha'. tin* strength of the district leude d?pendu not upon the number of (a jobs In- may land, for there are com parativcly few of these, but m Lh number of little places that he can obtain for the faithful. In addition to these places there arc ! fifty inspectorships in the Bureau of ! Industrial Hygiene for which provision ; was made by the Mitchel administra ? tion which have yet to be filled. These 1 are to pay $1,600 each, and to fill them I a large number of labor men familiar with factory conditions have sought to ! qualify. i All or nearly all of these 1,100 places I are under civil service protection and j the incumbents may not be removed | except for cause. Furthermore, if they are thrown out of employment by the ' abolition of the positions they now hold they automatically K'o back on the ! civil service list in preferred positions. From these lists the men and women for tlm new bureaus which might be created would be taken, but. in the in -.?c?-.-;.- ii would be possible by meth? ods of reclassification not unknown under former Tammany administra ; tiens to make room for not a few new faces. ? It is also possible in such a rccon ? struction to help the good Tammany or j Hearst man now holdinp a small pay? ing position by giving him one at a I better rating. In the process a very i considerable number of the hungry i might be eared for and some of those j not exactly famishing be given sorae ' thing better than they have been en? joying. Here are the number of places in the | seven bureaus, the salaries paid, the amount paid each class anil the grand total : No. of positions 1. I. Salary. . $fi,oon . 5,100 5. 5,000 1. 4,080 2. 3,780 c:. 3.000 1. 2,700 1. 2,750 2. 2,250 i. ? 2,500 . 2,?ien . 2, (nil . ::,Lnii . 2,100 . 2.100 . 1,080 1-.920 18. 1,800 1. 1,7-10 1. 1,(580 8. 1,020 ?1. 1,500 40. 1,500 1. 1,440 29. 1,380 38. L.320 I. 1,300 62. 1,200 220. 1,200 55. 1,140 13. l.liHll 2. 1,050 62. 1,020 I. I.mu? ! ?: i. I 4. I. ! 3. 42. .. 34.., St... 2.1. . . 40... II... 33... 20... III. . . 122.. ),o;.s '.Kill SKI 7Kn 7ar?0 720 (?till 000 5 10 510 ?ISO 420 300 Total. $0,000 5.100 25,000 ??is.i 7,560 30,000 2,700 4/??0 2,500 4,920 2,400 15,960 2,160 8.101) 1,980 1,680 13,980 0,240 00,000 1.440 4o.?)::') 50,160 1,300 78.120 254,800 62,700 II,?HO 3,100 63,240 l.iiiii) 88,320 :,7,S(ii' 28,560 1.560 ',0 16,560 3,300 27,On?) 7,5011 16,800 '.l.ODi) ?I, 200 36,600 $1,103,280 Senate to Order Dissolution of German Alliance Voluntary Dishandment ?Will Not Affect Bill To Be Reported To-day WASHINGTON, April 14.?Voluntary dissolution of the German-American ? Alliance will not affect the bill in ; Congress to revoke the Federal char? ter of the alliance, Senator King, of Utah, its author, declared to-night. The Judiciary sub-committee will recommend revocation to the full Judiciary Committee to-morrow. It is : anticipated this recommendation will j be promptly reported favorably by the ; committee to the Senate. Revocation of the Federal charter, i howeve'r, will not be a completely sat ; isfactory bar to the activities of the alliance, Senator King pointed out to? day. It will be still necessary for the 1 several states to take action similar i to that of New York and revoke the , state charters of the alliance. Infor * mal recommendations to stale authori : ties, it is understood, will be sent ; from Washington through the state 1 councils of defence urging that this I action be taken at once. Some state branches of the alliance are attempting to continue their activi , ties. and. at the same time, escape the i odium of direct association with the I alliance, by reorganizing under differ | ent names. One branch of the alli ! anee. Senator King reports, has se ! cured a chatter under the general I chartering law of Pennsylvania, and j has reorganized in Erie County as a historical society. Federal officials aro impotent to remedy this situation, Senator King. i points out. It is a matter entirely for I public opinion and state action. How ; ever, all such. reorganization, he ; slated, should be given the widest pub ! licity, and every attempt made to put ; the alliance out of business, actually ! as well as constructively. What Is Going On To-day ! UIIKATI.KSS PAY. ; Till KM U131CUTY I'.O.M) DRIVE, Free admission to llio Amerlcnti Museum of \atu rnl History. Van Cnrllandt I'arh Museum, Amer? ican Museum or Safety ami tha Aquarium. Circus, Miullsnn Square Garden. Meeting of i lit. Knights el' Columbus, Waldorf Astoria, all day. Meeting ol tha National Association of Chair Manufactur?is, Hotel Astor, H 11. in. | Hoard meet lug of du Minerva Cluli. Waldorf ; Astoria, l? a. in ! Social meeting of ihe Drama Comedy Chili, Hotel A.'or. .' p. tit Meeting of lite Daughters of Indiana. Il.alel A-tor i :: p. m. rini.it: i.i:cTrn;:s o if the p.i>aui> of edd CATION. 8:13 IV M. M V.MIA I'TAN "What a Vote:* Should Know Part II. Why We Vole," Miss Jennlo M. Mavis, WnillUllton In* lug High School, living Place. BUtOcntli ami Seventeenth streets. ??Helilnd tin. War /.one in Erancc." Arthur II. Warner, Public School 3, Hudson ami (?rove si reel.-.. "Elfe With the.rnlietl Stute* Immigration O IT Ice it " Kriuieis Itolt-Wlicplor, Ph. D? Public School i; i It'orty-sevonlli street, west of ICIghth Avenue I "Tlit- I,Inn.I of (?uaiu ?ml Its People," M. ?? l-.nillv Hitltey Suvdam. I'ulille School 1.*. l'",?*,li i Street and 81, Nlcholrm Avenue. "The Man of Japan." Clayton s Cooper, Pulule Sohool 511, 22S Kasl Fifty seventh Street "Webster, iho Founder of American Nationality ?? Thomim M, Tien mi. Ph. M.. Publia .?-.?hit...| ',,'?? Hester, K?s..x and Korfolh streets ??Tim City of Washington." Edward Justus Park? er. I'liblle ScllOtll 137, St. NIcllOllU Avenue and 1 -7lh Street, ??Mans Plu.-o in Nati?ro," John 11. I'rome lit. ?tlt.iitf Hull, 218 llaM HHitli Street . "Karmlng, an [engineering Problem." Putnam A Hute-.. Pilgrim Hall, Fifty-sixth Street and Hroadwoy. "Amorlea ami Her Ntilglib?ra." Professor Winim? li iludirle. Pli M? Publie School 165 .'*"' Weal lOtSfli Street, ciul o? Uroad'. uj. Shoes and Ships And Sealing Wax When asked to identify George Creel, members of a high school class in Boston admitted unanimously that they had never heard of him?which only goes to prove that the Hub hasn't yet learned how proud we should be that we've lengthened the war eighteen months while getting ready to fight. A little more than a century ago a British force clung desperately to its positions at Waterloo, holding out against the attacking French, until the Prussions came to the rescue. ? Almost within gun range of there ? if you count in the German church shellcr- a British force is clinging desperately to its positions, .holding out against the oncoming Prussians until the French come to the rescue, while Wellington, Bl?cher and Napo? leon revolve rapidly in their graves. # af * "Peter Van Zile, down Compgaw way," says Uncle Abimelech BogarduSj j of Preakness, N. J., "heard a lot of talk about a new Liberty Loan, but \ he didn't pay no 'tention. He just went ahead and blew in his money and bought a Ford and a pnoneygraft, and ! I a lot of dern fool fixin's for the house. ; 1 Now he's broke, and he can't help | cut Uncle Sam. "I 'spose, though, th.it if Mr. Creel | I heard about it, he'd tell Pete he ought ! to be proud he wasn't prepared." a, After he has finished raiding the | j restaurants and chop suey houses of j | the city, District Attorney Swann j I might send his band of vice chasers i ? into the academic quiet of the Library. I Four earnest youth?! sat deep in con- ! i sultation over a table in the general j ; reading room, yesterday. Apparently ? i they were discussinp the Malthusian j . theory or the binomial theorum, ? i or something equally intellectual. | | Touched by such concentration on the j ; part of the young, we drew closer. The four earnest youths had their eyes fixed on the announcement board, ; . whereon? are flashed the numbers of j those whose books ar? ready. They weren't waiting for some volume of an- | cient lore, however. They were play- i \ ing a' stiff game of keno, u;ing the ? ? numbers as th?ay flashed into view. i * "The old man in the hearse" of ! Limerick fame wouldn't have enjoyed his ride so much if Eman Teck had been its driver. Eman. who scared most of the motorists off the road by the way he drove his motor hearse from St. George to Baron Hurst Cemetery, Staten Island, excelled himself on the i return trip. Patrolman Morris chased him on a motorcycle for three miles before he could overhaul the flying hearse driver and serve him with a ! summons. j ! If you visit the Bronx Zoological i Park in uniform, have a heart and go j and stand in front of the bear cage. , If you don't, goodness only knows what a will happen to Bessie and Max, former '? mascots of the Sunset Division, now : in France. When the division sailed, the two I black bear cubs were assigned to de | tached duty at the Zoo. For a time : they kept up their spirits, but lately i they have been moping and none of | the remedies known to Peter Roman I off, their keeper, has served to arouse \ them. "They're homesick for the division," ? Romanoff decided yesterday, after wit ?. nessing how his charges perked np I every time an olive drab uniform hove j in sight. The k?>eper believes that if I enough soldiers will only visit the cage 1 it will make the bears forget their be ; reavement. He is considering having a sign painted, thus, "If you wear a uni? form, please show it to Max and Bessie." * * # The hand that rocks the cradle is : little more powerful than the hand of Mrs. Anna Frye. She sits at her desk in "The Boston Evening Record" and holds it aloft, :;houting: "Frye! On the jump!" i And husband, Ralph, jumps to take j an assignment from his boss and wife, j the only woman city editor of a rnetro ; politan daily, in the East. Prohibition as Issue Predicted by Koenig ?. Samuel S. Koenig, chairman of the Republican County Committee said yesterday at the Republican Club that I in his opinion the state campaign next ; fall would be on the issue of state-wide prohibition. "I do not undertake to speak cither i for the state committee or the county committee," Mr. Koenig added. "I do not recall that Governor Whitman has : taken any public stand in the matter. ', The vote in the Legislature on the ratification of the Federal amendment, together with the great interest mani? fested in the local option ejections on '? Tuesday and Wednesday next, make it 1 certain, in my judgment, that every candidate on the state ticket will be | asked how he stands on the wet and ; dry issue, which, I think, will over ' shadow all other issues. . "There is no way at this time of i telling just where wo are coming out as i a party. In some of the city districts i we are pretty sure to get the worst of t it, but when it comes to a state-wide i issue we ought to have the best of it. Hostility to the liquor business seems : to be in the air. Whether the war is at the bottom of it or whether the reason j is economic or whether it is a combina j tion of the two, the facy seems to be j that the people, and particularly the iiew women voters, aie determined to a force the issue and settle the matter at ? an early day." Chairman Koenig said that probably I the state committee would formulate a ? declaration of principles and that the I issues would be set forth in this mani? festo. Office Workers Plan To Unionize Here Fifty thousand office workers soon are to be organized by the Stenog raphers', Bookkeepers? and Account? ants' Union. The union has already 1,000 members at work systematically canvassing the ; business sections, and a mass moeting [is to. he held at the Harlem Casino, 116th Street and Lenox Avenue, next Monday night to perfect plans. Mrs. Raymond Robins, of Chicago, national president of the Woman's Trade Union ; League; Hugh Frayne, organizer for' the American Federation of Labor, and i Mrs. James Leeds Laidlaw are to speak. The union at its headquarters, .">2 Union Square, yesterday issued this ! : statement : "In the thousands of offices in New! York City where clerical forces are j employed the conditions of work and the wages vary in every conceivable : way. While conditions are satisfactory in som?' offices, in others they are badly in need of adjustment. The in? ciense in cost of living makes it im- ? pcrative that the wages of thousands of bookkeepers, stenographers and other clerical workers be raised. It is to improve and standardize the work? ing conditions and pay of office work? er? that the union is undertaking its present campaign." j Rockefeller Fund to Cm War Activity Foundation's Income Ifo, Enough to Meet All Demands Millions Needed in Place^fThou.^ Present Rate of Expe^ ture Would Soon Make Inroads on Principal ,S?a.!P Jcduction in the present r?,, far alternative with which the RocW.i PA,m,i??;? a:_.i. -a ... ""-???"?Ilif - ... - .,c present of gifts for war activities, or els?* thcr inroads, into the principal, t, *' Foundation finds itself faced for *T current year. "The unit of adequate expendiK to meet even in a limited measure 2 enormous ??evastation of dollars, where milliots was thousands and hundreds," savs cJO** E. Vincent, president of the fon? tion in a review of the work in jf made public to-dav. "The ?.1^ of the foundation," he A "measured by such needs, are reff ly limited. Widely disbursed1 ? a large number of existing amfl(,, the income would have little uaa? \ able effect. Only by concentrate ? funds upon a few convincing deL strations and statesmanlike -T erammes can the foundation jwih' its existence, and constructive]?* Ko' mote the well-being of m?^ throughout the world." On December 1, 1917, the princiMl of the Rockefeller Foundation had , book value of $120.776,000 and a mi? ke*. value of $104.000.000. The inconit for 1917 war, S7,153,852, to which were added a balance carried over fro? 1916, a gift of 85,500.000 from John D Rockefeller and an appropriation o' $5,000,000 taken by vote of the trusteei from the principal. Statement for 1917 The following is a summary oLil the foundation's receipts, disbar*? ments and obligations during 1917 RECEIPTS FROM INCOME Balan?a?January 1, 1917.$5,407,8 Income collected during th? year.. 7,15J,B $12.561.1 EXTRAORDINARY RECEIPTS Portion of principal fund made available for appropriation.f5,00f?,l Gift of John D. Rockefeller. 5,5?M Portion of estate of Laura S. Rockefeller fund made available for appropriation. 2?,?S $iP,5!5,a $23,088,1! DISBURSEMENTS War work .J5,9M,?I International Health Board. Si'H China Medical Board . 5?],? Rockefeller Institute . iMX Founder's designations . ?'!.i jMiscellancous : After care of infantile paralysis qasen, mental hygi?ne, school of hycriene and public health miseellan?*ous . 2?; Administration . 105,* ? $11,457: OBLIGATIONS Payments to be made on appropriaiions and pl?ed??es for 1917 and^ prior years .51,133,973 Payments on appropria? tions and pl<*d??es for 1918 . 6.223.737 $10.357,719 Balance carri-ed forward available for appro- _ priation . 1,271,3?? $,?3,985,.* Mr. Rockefeller's relinqui?hine last Julv of the right he had reierw to control the expenditure of \W 000 did not, Mr. Vincent point? oil. his statement, add to the total a?*1 of the foundation, although it did^ crease by more than $900,000 the ??3 at the complete disposal of the D?-1 last year. ... For 191S the entire income w?'f available, but of the more than ????; 500,000 balance carried over iron *??; all except $1.271.338, the reports"1' has already been appropnate? c? pledged. . .-,, Budget estimates for 1918, t^* with a forecast of the foundation!; come and expenditures up M *?"" have already been sent out ? - members and duly approved. Things It Cannot Do ? Discussing these in his s"**08' Mr. Vincent emphasizes the poa?* while the Rockefeller Foundation^ no way hampered by red W? -l there are some tilings which, W*a nature, it cannot do. J^ "It must refrain from WHgl propajjanda which seeks to iM"*J public opinion about social end r9\ cal proposals." he says, "ho^evj jJ interested and important ?*?-* be. Thus recent appeals to W* whole or part a speakers ?Wg* behalf of the war. the ? teacRW, patriotism in the schools .***,**."?1 vertising campaign for nat;onf?!?| bition have been or, principle ??"?J "Demonstrations such *' J which are being made ?* "?tJ? abroad in the field of P-^^SS well organized co-operative u J~2| ings, like the camp and comv j plan for the welfare? of Amen*??! diers, a comprehensive Prof^t d inquiry of the sort which w< J tional Committee for Ment_JW*J| is carrying out, represent??M istic foundation policies, '"^-il ways kept in mind is not tia.c " governmental or social funct?^, to show that certain thinf? ^ done successfully, and th*11 **L.?A may be to turn these over?" I munity." ?. apM During 1917 Dr. Charles- ?-?^I signed from the board of the * m 1er Foundation, leaving ?."A, i trustees: John D. B-^ffi1 chairman; George E. VinCft7r,- ' dent: fc. K. I-hnbrec, sccre?. Wallace Buttrick, Simon J^ Ilarrv E. Fosdick, FrcdericK '^ A. Rat-ton Hepburn. Charles f'^? Henry Pratt Judson, Starr *s?M John 1). Rockefeller, sr-, .i5 | Ro.se, Julius Roseiiwald, am Rverson and Frede rick J?tr?w*i News in Bri? Alexander O. Lamsoi^ *?*fi?t oxperimentin? on ? V***^T?Wr n small flre in bis worts'**-***' " Street. There wai no ?smaga l.iirhts were out at She'W'j^0**h\ and diners were provided **L dm* broken pipe in the boUer ?*** dumuiit* and scald?! Ucoja?a. f NEWARK. N. .).. Apt? '**. *<*# ?>l?l Thomas Mnn.nii.o ?'??"<*?" j *** I.is mother in piny ?ml *X, HatM ?? her ?criouoly. At the City H*"1" ??id that she would w?-v?*r.