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Militia Reserve of
Bloomfield, N. J.,
To Bar Hearst j
Company Unanimously In-j
dorses Stand Taken by
Defence League
Resolution Is Passed
Newsdealers Urged to Stop \
Sale, as Was Done with
German Press
BLOOMFIELD, N. "j., May 26.?Mem- !
bers of Company A, New Jersey Militia !
Reserve, are determined that Hearst i
newspapers shall follow papers printed j
in the German language?out of |
Bloomfield.
The Bloomfield militiamen, eighty- j
live strong, displayed even more en- |
thusiasm to-day when they took steps ;
to keep Hearst newspapers out of town
than a month ago when they acted in I
regard to the papers printed in Ger- j
man.
Meeting at the drill ground this j
morning, the company unanimously
passed a resolution requesting Bloom
Raid newsdealers to discontinue the
sale of Hearst publications for the
period of the,war. Captain Fullerton ;
Wells gave an account of the meeting i
of the New Jersey Defense League, at !
Newark, a week ago Saturday night, at i
which the league pledged its 20,000 j
members to use all lawful means to I
keep Hearst papers out of the state. ?
Many of the Bloomfield militiamen are j
members of the league.
Quotes Hearst Editorials
Captain Wells then read excerpts ;
from a number of Hearst editorials. !
The captain asked if there was any- j
one in the company who was not |
sufficiently informed as to the class of j
matter the Hearst papers have been
printing xo cast a vote on an action ]
regarding those papers. Captain Wells j
?-aid that if anyone wanted more time '
he would be given ample opportunity j
to investigate' Hearst newspapers fur- j
ther.
By their silence the militiamen in- |
dicated that they were ready for the j
vote. This resolution was then read j
and passed:
"The New York American' and 'The j
New York Evening Journal' have on ;
many recent occasions contained mat- !
ter which this company deems in word !
and spirit antagonistic to the aims, ob- J
jects and purposes of the United States
in the present war, and detrimental to !
the country's interests. We believe j
the circulation of those newspapers ,
?hould be discontinued during the
neriod of this war.
"It is therefore resolved that the ?
newsdealers of Bloomfield be requested ;
to discontinue selling or distributing ?
'The American' and 'The Journal' dur- ?
ing the war.
"All loyal citizens are veo.uested not
to buy or read 'The American' and 'The
Journal.' "
Booklet Proposed
Lieutenant John F. Forsyth predicted
that the Blcomfield newsdealers would ;
<lo as* this ?esolution requests just as.
readily as they stopped handling pa- j
pers printed in German a month ago.
Private J. H. Hitchcock suggested ?
that a booklet be printed containing ,
excerpts from editorials Hearst papers ;
have published since the United States ;
declared war.
"Copies of the booklet should be j
given to newsdealers," he said. "Then :
if anybody asks for a Hearst newspa- |
per a dealer could hand out one of the j
booklets in explanation of why he no ?
longer sold Hearst papers."
Before the meeting Captain Wells was j
asked whether Hearst would have
ground for legal action against mem- ?
bers of the company if the resolution j
was passed, Captain Wells, who is an j
attorney, with offices at 175 Fifth Ave- ?
nue, renlied:
"By passing the resolution the mem- j
bers of the company would not be de- :
mantling that newsdealers quit selling !
Hearst newspapers. The members j
would only be requesting the dealers j
to do something out of patriotism."
Pasadena Dealers
Bar Hearst Papers for
"Patriotic Reasons**
PASADENA, Cal., May 26.?The Hall- j
Whitney Cigar Company, the principal '
newspaper and cigar dealers in Pasa?
dena, have stopped the sale of all
Hearst newspapers "for patriotic rea?
sons."
"The people of this country do not
realize how necessary it is not to sup?
port interests that are not supporting
the country,** said Sam Hall to-day in
explanation of the refusal of his part?
ner, W. W. Whitney, and himself to
continue the sale of Hearst's publica?
tions.
"The financial lo3s to us is small, but
if it were greater we would rather
stand it and have the knowledge that
we were standing firm in our prin?
ciples," he continued.
"Our individual action is not
prompted by the boycott in the East or
the ban in England and Canada. In our
opinion the Hearst papers as long as I
can remember have been against law
and order."
Nutley Newsdealers Vote
To Discontinue Sale of
Of Hearst's Newspapers
NUTLEY, N. J.. May 2G.?Nutley to?
day was added to the list of places in
which Hearst newspapers are barred.
Nutley has 8,000 population. Formerly
Hearst publications had a wide circula?
tion here.
When 327 members of the Nutley
battalion. New Jersey Militia Reserve,
met to-day to take action regarding
Hearst papers they found they were
too late to pass a resolution request?
ing newsdealers to discontinue selling
rhe New York American" and "The
New York Evening Journal."
The Nutley Newsdealers' Association
meeting earlier than the battalion, had
voted to quit handling Hearst news?
paper?. The newsdealers, having
?ensed public opinion, "beat the bat?
talion to it."
AU that was left for the battalion
to do was to pasa a resolution indors?
ing the newsdealers.
While the battalion stood at parade
rest Major John B. Applegate read the
following letter which the Defence
League of New Jersey last week sent
to the commanding officers of all Mi?
litia Rese?e and Home Guard units
in the state:
"At a meeting of the Defence League
of New Jersey on Saturday, May 18,
this motion was unanimously carried:
"'That the members of the league
f?ledge themselves* to suppress by all
awful means the circulation of the
Hearst newspapers in this state.'
"Will you not take this up with each
man in your command a,id use lawful
?im to suooress in jrour municipality,
the sale and circulation of the Hearst i
publications? Their insidious expr?s-j
sions and influences are too distaste- i
ful to loyal Americans in these war !
times to be permitted."
A resolution was introduced indors- j
ing the decision of the newsdealers to
discontinue Hearst papers. Those in ,
favor of the resolutions were told to
step forward four paces. The bat- ,
talion moved forward as one man.
Syracuse Acts To-night on
Plan to Bar Hearst Papers
SYRACUSE, May 26.?An ordinance
barring the sale of "The New York
American" and "The New York Evening
Journal" will be introduced in the j
Common Council to-morrow night by!
Alderman Harrv C. Ostrander, of the j
19th Ward.
Mr. Ostrander to-morrow morning j
will confer with Corporation Counsel j
Stewart Hancock over the legality of j
the move and will try to frame an
ordinance that will stand every test.
Since his announcement that he in?
tended to introduce such an ordinance
Mr. Ostrander has been deluged with
letters from all parts of the state
urging him to "go the limit." Many,
prominent Syracusans, he says, have
also congratulated him over the tele- j
phone. i
At the council meeting Mr. Ostrander
intends to explain to the members the
attitude the Hearst papers have taken j
on various national affairs and will ;
give instances such as the delegation I
of the President's Memorial Day ad
dress, which he considers justification
for the prohibition of the sale of the I
papers here.
Newsdealers here are non-commital. j
Plain?eld Pastor Says
Men of Red Blood Should \
i
Shun Hearst Papers i
PLA1NFIELD, N. J., May 26.?In his j
sermon to-day on President Wilson's I
proclamation concerning Memorial Day, j
the Rev. Dr. C. E. Herring of the First !
Presbyterian Church said:
"Regardless of what the Hearst \
newspapers say, it seems to me that ;
any person who has red blood in his j
veins and is full of patriotism should j
not read such as the Hearst news- j
papers. It is to be regretted that a I
itioti of such wealth and influence |
should control so much literature in j
which is to be found so many injudi
cious statements and that the common ;
people are so easily influenced by pub- j
lications of this kind. This is a time j
when every true American should de
clare himself on the right side and be !
a real patriot."
Mayor at Meeting
Urges Rahway Citizens
To Stop Hearst Papers
RAHWAY, N. J., May 26.?At a Red
Cross meeting in the Trinity Methodist
Episcopal Church here to-night Mayor
David H. Trembly attacked "The New
York American" and "The Evening
Journal" and urged the citizens of Rah?
way to stop buying and reading them.
In his address the Mayor said:
"There is one thing more you can do
to help the Red Cross, and that is to
stop buying and reading newspapers
which would not publish the President's j
prayer for victory and made it appear
that we were suing for peace. That
paper is 'The New York American.' I I
call it the Berlin paper. 'The New York j
American' and The Evening Journal'
should be read only by pro-Germans.
"I intend on Decoration Day to issue
a proclamation calling on the citizens
of Rahway not to read these news?
papers. I appeal to you to do all you
can to help me in this. 1 make no de?
mand, but only a request."
The Mayor told his hearers that
there was "one very prominent citizen
of Rahway who has refused to contrib?
ute a nickle to the Red Cross." Though
appealed to by the audience to reveal
the name of this person the Mayor re?
fused.
In the afternoon Mayor Trembly
went to a meeting of the Church Fed?
eration in the First Baptist Church and
asked for support of the federation in
his light against "The American" and
"Journal." The Federation passed a
resolution and appointed a committee
"to take action in regard to stopping
the sale of enemy and anti-American
newspapers."
-a
O'Leary's Brother
Placed Under Arrest
He Will Be Charged With
Conspiracy to Obstruct
Justice
John J. O'Leary, a brother of Jere- \
miah O'Leary, who is under indict
, ment for articles he wrote in an anti- j
English publication called "Bull," and
who is at present being sought as a '?
fugitive by the Federal authorities, ;
was arrested yesterday by agents of
the Department of Justice under
Charles F. De Woody. He will be ar?
raigned before United States Commis?
sioner Samuel M. Hitchcock, to-day.
John O'Leary is a lawyer, with of?
fices at 62 Broadway. He lives at 1732
East Nineteenth Street, Brooklyn. Ac?
cording to Assistant United States At?
torney Earl B. Barnes, who is in charge
of the case against Jeremiah O'Leary,
the man arrested yesterday will be
charged with conspiracy to construct
justice in connection with the disap
I pearance of his brother.
j Jeremiah O'Leary failed to appear
j when his case was called on Monday
j of last week. His bail was promptly
i forfeited and a nation-wide search for
I him begun. At that time John O'Leary
stated ho did not know where his
! brother was and that he had not seen
him since May 7.
When arrested O'Leary produced
three telegrams he had sent in an ef?
fort to locate his brother. He also
claimed to have been making a private
search for the missing man since
May 16.
T. R. Thanks Quigg
For Hearst Article
-,?
Roosevelt, as an American,
Approves Letter Published
in Tribune
Lemuel Ely Quigg received the fol?
lowing message from Theodore Roose?
velt yesterday at his West End Ave?
nue home:
"As an American I thank you for
your article on Hearst."
The article was in the form of a let
l ter to the editor of The New York Trib?
une. Under the heading, "Hearst and
His Business," it was printed in The
Tribune on Saturday morning last.
Wilson and Mercier Picked
As French Academy Members'
PARIS, May 26.?President Wilson
and Cardinal Mercier, the Primate of
Belgium, will probably be elected for?
eign members of the Academy of Moral
and Political Science next month, ac?
cording to the "Echo de Paris." The
election occurs on June 15.
The newspaper says it is expected
i both candidates will accept ?lection. 1
Attempt to Rob
Charged Against 2
In Hotel Mystery
Victim Makes Automatic
Gun Useless by Releas?
ing Magazine
He, Too, Is Arrested
Put His Head Through Pane
of Glass as He Called for
Police
The peaceful aroma exuding from
the Hotel Grenoble, Fifty-sixth Street
and Seventh Avenue, was shattered
just at dusk yesterday by a man who
likewise shivered the glass of a second
story window of the hotel, thrusting
his head through it to bawl lustily for
the police.
"Help!" yelled the bleeding appari?
tion. "Police!"
Patrolman Moses Schleyer was first
to answer. Close behind came George
De war, a probationary patrolman.
Without bothering with the elevator,
Schleyer dashed upstairs, encountering
at the first turn a large, muscular gen?
tleman of fastidious taste in dress,
who was descending in haste.
Patrolman Schleyer dragged the
human obstacle along with him. btiu
holding his prisoner in a firm grip,
Schleyer paused at the door of a 100m
on the second floor whence groans is?
sued. The " sounds of distress were
confirmed by a large-calibre revolver
that lay at the threshold.
Victim Found on Floor
Schleyer delivered a blow with his
left hand that broke the panel as well,
as he discovered when the excitement
ebbed, as a bone in his wrist. A
short, stout man whose head was cut
lay on the floor. On the table was an
automatic pistol, its magazine extract?
ed and its cartridges littering the
room. Even in the first hasty glance
Schleyer noticed that the short, stout
victim had preserved a large diamond
ring that adorned the little linger of
his left hand.
Probationary Patrolman Dewar hart
kept right on'upstairs, encountering in
a washroom on the third floor another
man. Schleyer's prisoner said he was
John Welt, of Reading, Penn. The
other large man gave the name Frank
Wilson" and said he hailed from San
Francisco.
Accused Are Arrested
The man on the floor said he was
William E. Fitzpatrick. He made a
charge of felonious assault against
Welt and Wilson. The police added at?
tempted robbery and illegal possession
of weapons.
Fitzpatrick said he had a chance ac?
quaintance with Welt and came to the
hotel on his invitation, expecting to
meet there another casual acquaint?
ance whose name he did not recall. No
sooner had he got to the door of the
second floor room, Fitzpatrick con?
tinued, than some one. struck him on
the head with a pistol butt.
Recognizing the weapon as an auto?
matic, said Fitzpatrick, he had re?
leased the magazine, thus rendering it
useful only as a club. In an interval,
of the fight that followed he had stuck
his head through the window and called
for help.
The pudgy little man who thrust his
head through the glass was charged
with disorderly conduct and "disturb?
ing the peace."
?
Father of Girl Held
As Suitor's Slayer
Angelo Galuto, 44 years old, of 2355
Pacific Street, Brooklyn, was arrested
last night bv detectives of the Seventh
Branch station, charged with having
murdered Rosario Solomone, a twenty
four year old subway construction
worker, who was found shot and
stabbed at 12:15 yesterday morning on
a lot at Eastern Parkway and Bergen
Street.
The prisoner is the father of Vin
cenza Galuto, the seventeen-year-old
girl who is alleged to have been Solo
mone's sweetheart.
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Mother's Plea Gets
Third Son Into Army
CAMP DIX, N. J., May 26.- -John
Mangini was re?xamined by the sur?
geons to-day, passed and reassigned to
the 809th 'motorized Field Artillery,
: thus insuring 'the pride of a mother to
I speed the big shells of his battery's
j howitzers.
| Mrs. Rose Mangini, of North Bergen,
is the mother. On learning a few days
\ ago that John, the third of her sons to
| enter the army, had been rejected for
| foreign service on account of poor
; vision, she went to see Colonel G. S.
! White, Chief of Staff.
Waiting her turn in a throng of tear
I ful women, practically all of whom
i hoped to persuade the United States to
j send some other mother's son to France,
Mrs. Mangini sta'ted her case to the
colonel. Maybe John would fumble a
bit threading a fine needle, she said,
but there wasn't a man in the battery
? could beat him feeding shells to those
? voracious pets of his. Her earnestness
? and the novelty of her plea won the
day.
? ?
Chicago Schools Attacked
Traitorous, Says Gerard, in
Church of Ascension Forum
James W. Gerard, who spoke last
night ?t the forum of the Church of
the Ascension, Fifth Avenue and Tenth
Street, said that the Board of Educa?
tion of Chicago was traitorous.
The schools of that city, he said,
had the imperial coat of arms of Ger?
many on their textbooks. One, the
Bismarck School, could not be persuad?
ed to change its name. One of the
textbooks contained a eulogy of the
Kaiser.
Mr. Gerard said Germany had about
12,000,000 men under arms.
What Is Going On To-day
WHEATLESS DAY.
RED CROSS WAK KIND DRIVE.
WAH 8AVI.VO STAMP DRIVE.
Departure of draft quota*.
Kroe admission to th? American Museum of Nat?
ural History. Van (.'ortiaiitlt Park Museum.
America? Museum of Safety and the Aquarium.
HEALTH WEEK.
Public exhibition of raezzoUnU. Groller Club, 47
East Sixtieth Street. 10 a. ro. to 6 p. m. ?
Meeting of ihn Actors' Equity AsaoclaUon, Hotel
Autor. 2 p. in.
Meeting of the Rubber Trade Association of New
York, Waldorf-Astoria, ? p. m.
Commencement exercises of the General Theologi?
cal Seminary. Chelsea Park. 4 p. m.
Meeting of the Association of Women Principals,
Waldorf-Astoria. 4 P. lu.
Address by Dr. Charle? T. Eaton on "The Progress
Mad? at Shipyards" and Lieutenant J. Harrey
Dwiglis on ?'Exp?riences as a Prisoner of War"
at dinner of the Canadian Society of Net? York.
Hotel IHIUtiore. Cfl'? p. m.
Reception and dinner of the American Red Cross
Society, Waldorf-Antor?a. 7 p. ro.
Vi.tr>*y meeting of liie Saltation army, headquar
1 lots. Ui WaM jfounaeuui autiti. YiS9 t>. m.
When a Feller Needs a Friend ? b7briggs
?"l4th Street" Locks
War Chest Against
Upstate Candidate
Murphy Willing to Let
i Syracuse Conference "Go
! Ahead and Pick Its Man"
Tammany district leaders, who dur
! ing the last month have tried to get
j from Charles F. Murphy a hint as to
his attitude in the Governorship cam?
paign, concur in the judgment that
Mr. Murphy does not very much care
who is nominated for Governor by the
Democrats so long as the district
leaders can sidestep expensive primai'y
fights and so long as the treasurer of
Tammany Hall does not have to finance
I the upstate campaign.
"I was talking only this week with
C. F. about the Syracuse conference
and the coming primaries," said one of
the leaders yesterday. "He said that
if the upstate men wanted to name
the candidate they were welcome to do
it, and Tammany would not stop them,
but he did not want them looking to
'Fourteenth Street' for money as soon
as the campaign started. He said that
'Fourteenth Street' had got all the
worst of it by financing Dix and Sulzer,
I and that with the war on, and the mul?
tiplied calls for money, Tammany
would be better off if it let the up?
state Democrats, who will meet the
latter part of June or early in July to
decide on a candidate, go ahead and
pick their man."
Would Name Wilson Man
"I haven't the slightest idea who the
; candidate will be," said Senator Robert
F. Wagner, "but I believe I know the
type of candidate who will be chosen.
I believe he will be a man who will,
as soon as nominated, command the
support of the Wilson Administration.
Furthermore, I believe that the Whit?
man men are in for a surprise in the
coming state campaign.
"If the Democrats name a man who
will have the hearty support of the
Wilson Administration he probably
will beat the Governor?assuming that
! Whitman will win in the primaries. I
I think from the conversations I have
? had lately with new women voters that
I President Wilson is very strong with
I the women. Perhaps this is due in
I part to the war an?i that people as a
! whole want the national government
j heartily supported. On account of this
j fact, I believe that the Democratic
| nominee for Governor will have the
backing of the Wilson Administration,
; as well as of Democrats generally."
Little more is heard of the Hearst
! boom for Governor. Outside of Mayor
I Hylan and Commissioner of Accounts
! David Hirshfield no one in the Hylan
! administration is saying anything for
; the publisher.
A leader who during the last month
i has corresponded with Democratic
i leaders in all of the upstate counties
j said that not only was there no senti
: ment for Hearst up the state, but
; there are conclusive reasons why the
: publisher, if a candidate this year,
| would make even a poorer showing
; than he did when he was the nominee
: of the regular organization and the
i Independence League in 1906, when he
? was beaten by 67,000.
: "The first of these reasons." said
; this Democratic leader, "is that the
? upstate Democrats, never very for?
midable in an election, had in 1906 the
; benefit of what was known as the In
j dependence League, which had been
j organized following the municipal
i election of 1906, and which attracted
! to its standard a very considerable
number of former Republicans, Inde
| pendent Democrats and miscellaneous
j radicals, who saw In it an opportunity
j to smite the two old parties. Some of
I the counties which contributed to the
,.Hearst total under the Independence
Old Gold, Silver and Copper
Wanted to Help Beat Kaiser
Mrs. Whitman Will Launch Metal Exchange Week of
War Saving Campaign To-day, When She
Will Take Stamps for Silver
Tack up your gold, silver and copper |
in your old kit or kit bag and tote it i
to the War Savings .Metal Exchange,
which will be. opened to-day in the Win
field Building, Fifth Avenue and
Fortieth Street.
This will be the start of a week's in?
tensive campaign by the New York War
Savings Committee, ending Sunday at
the Polo Grounds, where Lieutenant
John Philip Sousa will lead ten thou?
sand voices in the oratorio "Elijah."
Mrs. Charles S. Whitman is expected
to be the first to exchange a piece of
metal to-day. She will bring to the
Winfield Building a piece of old silver
from the cupboard of the Executive
Mansion in Albany. After it has been
appraised, at the current market value,
it will be exchanged for war savings
stamps.
I The exchange will be open daily from
10 a. m. until 5 p. m. Appraisers from
jewelry houses will be on duty to fix
the amount' of stamps to be exchanged
for the metal.
The committee in charge of the ex?
change includes Mrs. Joseph Griswold
Deane, chairman; Mrs. Charles L. Tif?
fany, Mrs. Charlotte Delafield, Mrs.
Charles C. Goodrich, Mrs. Alfred Hess.
Mrs. Thomas W. Lamont, Mrs. E. P.
Morgan, Mrs. Herbert L. Pratt, Mrs.
Ogden Reid, Mrs. F. Louis Slade and
Mrs. Frank Vanderlip.
Headquarters for the various sec?
tions which will take part in the East
side parade for war savings Memorial
Day are as follows:
Women's section, including v/ar
mothers, 253 East Broadway; Hun?
garians, 178 Second Avenue; Yiddish
newspapers, 77 Bowery; East Broadway
section, 229 East Broadway; labor
unions, 79 Delancey Street.
This afternoon two hundred posters,
obtained through the American Graphic
Art Institute's competition, will be ex?
hibited at the Waterman Building,
Broadway and Dey Street. To-morrow
afternoon Miss Helen Fraser, of the
British War Savings Committee, will
speak at the local headquarters, 51
Chambers Street.
To date the total receipts from the
sale of war stamps in the city are $14,
210,223. Of this sum the Postoffice So?
ciety reported $484,598.08. Richard J.
Murpny, clerk at the Grand Central
Station, led with a total of $19,563.16.
Edward Freel, at the same station,
headed the carriers with $16 369.80.
League emblem in that year were
Albany, 2,700; Schenectady, 1,000;
Broome, 1,300; Orange, 1,200, and Che
mung, 1,000.
Editor Hearst Under Fire
"There is no like organization this
year, and besides Mr. Hearst is under
fire all over the state on the score of
his early open sympathy for the Ger?
man cause and his hatred of Great
Britain. So that in all the upstate
counties Hearst would have to depend
on the Democratic 'organization,' such
as it is, for his vote outside greater
New York. The upstate Democratic
organization does not amount to much.
"The second reason is found in the
fact that in most of the previous
Hearst campaigns, whether for Govern?
or, President or any other office, a
number of paid advance agents, or
organizers, went forth from New York
City to establish in various parts of
the state a following for their prin?
cipal.
"The custom of these agents was to
incur various obligations, some of
them financial and some moral, which
were to be taken care of in New York
later on. The memory of such cam?
paigns still rankles unpleasantly in the
minds of those who expected much
that they did not receive, with the
result that these radicals are waiting
to get even for ancient grievances.
"These grievances are working tc
the surface these days while Hears!
is beirtg discussed as a candidate foi
Governor, so that the upstate Demo
?rratic weekly newspapers have receivec
his boom with coldness."
e
Drug Fumes Smoke
Out Escaped Slayei
CINCINNATI, May 26.?James Law
1er, convicted murderer who escape?
from the Covington, Ky., jail las'
Saturday night a week ago, was capt
ured early to-day in a house in Eas
Avondale, Cincinnati, after many shot:
had been fired by Lawler and detective)
and policemen. No one was wounded
but the house was riddled.
Lawler surrender?! when partly over
come from fumes from a drug whicl
a detective tossed through a window
Lawler and Patrick Kearney, who ar<
under sentence of death for killing twi
officers of a building association, o
Newport, Ky., during a bandit holdui
Jast March, escaped by sawing the bar
of their cell. Kearney was capture?
shortly after his escape.
Health Week Here,
Copeland Tells of
Campaign Plans
Health Week began yesterday when
clergymen called the attention of their
congregations, irrespective of denomi?
nation, to ?the campaign which Health
Commissioner Royal S. Copeland is to
conduct beginning to-day in an effort
to safeguard the city against disease.
"We are by no means concentrating
a year's work into a week," 3aid Com?
missioner Copeland last night. "No
one appreciates more keenly than
those in this department that every
week should be a 'health week' or is
quicker to realize the peril of a re?
laxation of effort. What we intend to
do this week is to redouble our efforts,
making the seven days an organized
preparation for perils that are pe?
culiarly imminent this year."
Pointing out that epidemics were
most to be feared during the heat of
summer, the Commissioner explained
some of the reasons why special vigi?
lance is necessary this year. War has
taken 1,500 of New York's physicians
i already, he said, and more are going
i almost daily. The city is left with only
I 5,500 physicians, instead of the 7,000
| that were here last year.
High prices, moreover, have pro
? duced economy in food consumption
1 that may well render the community
I more liable to sickness, particularly at
I its most vulnerable point, the children.
; The daily consumption of milk, Health
i Commissioner Copeland pointed out,
has dropped from 2,000,000 quart? to
1,500,000 quarts.
So far as such weak points as this
can be discovered, they will be taken
up and shown to the public, remedies
being suggested at the same time. The
Health Department believes that much
misinformation exists concerning the
value of milk as a food.
"People are too ready to consider it
merely as a beverage," -aid Dr. Cope?
land. "One part of our campaign will
be to show, with the cooperation of
school teachers and others, that milk
is a food, that it strengthens as well
as refreshes, and is not merely a
thirst-relieving liquid like water."
In preparation for increased con?
sumption of milk inspectors of the
Health Department will make rigid in?
spections of places where milk is sold.
There will be a "transportation day"
also, when all the transit lines in the
city will be examined by sanitary in
I spectora?
Shoes and Ships
And Sealing Wax
If it hadn't been for Harry Feldman,
head day office boy, we might have let
the Red Cross drive come to an end
without thinking of anything else to ?
say about it. Long we pondered on the '.
subject, never realizing that Mr. Feld?
man, who is a modest young man, had
said it for us and had placed his opus
in our box.
Since we weren't one of the men on
the day side who probably howled
vainly for vhe author while he was in ;
the throes i>f composition, we print it, ?
forthwith.
. ? * *
Do Not Tarry
In day:; ?one by, when we were younsr
We formed an army, and marched as we !
Hungr.
Now times have changed, we're in a war ;
It's time to fight rnd fool no mort.
We're in a war, and it's all right.
We're all in it to work or fight.
Just think of Grant, just think of I.ee
And think of our boys across the sea.
.lust think of the mother, where loss is great,
Who sentis her boy to an unknown fate.
Think of Pershing, our hopes he'll carry
And join the RKD CROSS, DO NOT !
TARRY.
There i.-; much excitement, in Hast- j
ings-on-Hudson, and a new point of ;
law may come up there presently for a j
decision. St. Matthew's Lutheran
Church recently contracted with Leo- !
pold Guggenberger for a new coat of
paint for the edifice.
On Saturday the job was practically :
completed. Then the absent-minded
painters discovered that they had been
renovating Grace Episcopal Church by :
mistake. No one has yet decided how
the Lutherans are to get their coat of
paint back again.
Dear dear! Here's the Red Cross
drive almost over and campaign man?
agers have not yet announced' to an
impoverished public what it is to give
its money for next.
. . .
Authorities of Camp Mills, Long
Island, have just ordered 5,000 new
garbage consumers, by which they hope
to save $25,000 a month, hitherto spent
for incinerators. Later the consumers
themselves can be sold for an unheard
of amount of money. They are' 5,000
young pigs, and their homes, near the
camp, are ready for them.
After riding through Jersey in a fliv?
ver we have evolved a ^proper punish?
ment for the Kaiser. Let him drive the
length and breadth of the Mosquito
State on a springless car, and let him
be forced to give over the exact amount
that each Red Cross worker who
stopped us demanded yesterday.
# * *
"Well, doc, I'm glad to see you again,"
said a husky young soldier to Dr.
Cooney, superintendent of the infant
incubator at Luna Park. "Haven't
changed a mite since the Omaha Expo?
sition, in '98, have you?"
Dr. Cooney winced at the handclasp
of the six-footer and strove to hide his
lack of recollection.
"That's all right," said the soldier,
interpreting his confusion. "I've
changed more than you, I guess. I'm
Dan Elburn, of Omaha, and I was one
of the babies in your incubator at the
exposition."
Dr. Cooney hustled right out to get a
service flag.
a
Study of German
Dropped by More
Schools in Nation
Security League's Crusade
Forces Teuton Literary
Clubs to Disband
German is gradually being excluded
from the public schools of the United
States, principally through the efforts
of the National Security League, which
is carrying on a crusade against the
teaching of the Teutonic tongue or
ideals.
The league announced yesterday that
it is carrying on campaigns in every
state, and, through the establishment
of 281 branches and the active co?
operation of school authorities, has
effected the abolition of German in?
struction in many sections, together
with the disbanding of German musical
and literary clubs.
In Philadelphia the study of German
has been abolished in all the high
schools, and in New Jersey the State
Board of Education has requested all
district superintendent**-) to instruct the !
teachers under them to substitute ?
Spanish for German wherever possible.!
Students in all parts of the country)
are cooperating where the study of j
German is selective.
In some sections the number of stu- ;
dents in German has been voluntarily
reduced as much as 64 per cent. I
The Security League combines with
its anti-German crusade efforts to ob- |
tain increased teaching along patriotic j
education lines. This has resulted, in i
New York, South Dakota and Texas, in !
the passage of laws making the teach- j
ing of patriotism and citizenship man?
datory in the public schools.
Miss Etta V. Leighton, a member of
the Passaic, N. J., Board of Edu?
cation, and civic secretary of the Se?
curity League, has communicated with
the presidents of all the state boards
of education and with every county
and district superintendent of schools
in the United States, asking for active
cooperation, which was assured by all.
Payson Smith, Commissioner of Edu?
cation of Massachusetts, informed Miss
Leighton that German textbooks had
been eliminated from the schools of the
state, and Superintendent of Schools
William Young of Worcester reported
that the German classes there had been
reduced in the proportion of 5 to 2.
A. R. Spaid, Commissioner of Educa?
tion of Delaware, has announced that
the teaching of German will be forbid?
den in the public schools of the state
after the close of the present school
year.
In Pennsylvania Nathan C. Schaef
fer, State Superintendent of Public In?
struction, reported that the elimina?
tion of objectionable textbooks is
being made and that the teaching of
German is being dropped in many
schools.
Like reports were received from the
school superintendents of Providence,
Indiana, Kentucky, Alabama, Michigan,
Florida, Utah, Colorado and Washing?
ton.
?
Fire Record
A. M.
12-.SO?173 Brook ave.; Samuel Kletar: trifling.
1:50?351 Kant 5?th st.; John Funclilon; trifling.
2:10?152 Went 78th at, Ogden Woodruff; trifling.
3:00-?H?r.th at. and Sheridan ?te.; auto: Ihioar
Olot?n; irlfliiiif
Mi '.'07 Kaat 29th ?t.: Gabriel Hahane; trifling.
11:45?453 ?V<v? 23d at; Ida N<41; trifling.
11:45?459 Olareroout Parkway ; Sam Kaufman: tri?
fling.
P. M.
12:35?-I RlTinfton st.; Jom*****.)** Fl-ymi : trifling.
8:40?S13 I'nfcm me?.; William Kail: txiflli*****.
i 5:00?23 Aller, st.; Raphael Kalfno; trtfltna.
I 4:40?109 Prcarect are.; John Herman trifling.
284,114 Women
Are Enrolled as
Yoters in City
Figures Indicate They Will
Cast 31 Per Cent of
Ballots in Primary
Leaders Are Pleased
Brooklyn Chairmen Declare
Their Parties Will Be
Strengthened
Women to the number of 284,114 en?
rolled on Saturday. The completed re?
turns, available yestreday,showed he?*/,
ier total, proportionately, in Brooklyn
than elsewhere in the greater city. Bot
Manhattan, while numerically behind
Brooklyn, listad a heavier percenta?
of women as compared with the men
who enrolled last year. The New York
City figures indicate that 31 per cent
of the votes cast in the fall primaries
will come from the new voters.
The returns from upstate will not be
available for several days, and until
the entire returns are in, most politi?
cal leaders will not comment on the
enrolment.
Statistics of tue enrolment of the
women in the greater city, by bor?
oughs, follow:
Approxlttate
fwsmjatt
at WoDMA
Wort?. Mr? Total En.
Borougli Enrolled. Enrolled. Enrollm't roo?!
Manhattan ... (tH.OZ? ?t.f.Oi? ;;in {tfj ntc.
Brool?l.vn .114,687 -J.'C.itifl ::?h S?3 m?
Tlie Broni.. . 36,?7.: ST.eff? 1:3.75? !*;
?Jueen? . 29.83.-f ?).,..v7? :?S.7?I5 3*c*
Klcliraimd .... :,.4'.t! i;.. :',:: iO.?s?? ?#;
Totals .284.114 62.1.706 ><0S.829 i??;
George A. Glynn, chairman of theB*
publican State Committee, said lait
night that the figures he had received
were more than pieasing.
"But 1 do not want *o make any
further comment until the figures for
the entire state are before me and I
have time to analyze them."
.One politician of state-wide promi?
nence said that from his knowledge of
the plans for getting the women to en?
roll there were three classes of women
who went to the polls on Saturday.
"The first," he said, "and by far the
largest, were the women who came out
in response to the efforts of organiza?
tion workers. The party men only went
after the women they were sure of.
The second bloc came from the rank'.
of the drys, for the woman's Christian
Temperance Union, tue Anti-Salaon
League and othor temperance bodies
made a strenuous effort to get out th<*.
dry ?.ole. And then there was the third
aet of women, the women who came out
because, the suffrage leaders, irre?
spective of party, urged them to en?
roll."
In Brooklyn the Republicans and
Democrats were claiming that the en
I rolment meant a bigger vote in their
! respective parties. But both agreed
with the women leaders, irrespective
of party, that the enrolment was very
creditable to the women.
"The women have made a magni?
ficent showing," said John H. McCooey,
the Democratic leader of Brooklyn.
"You can best appreciate it. when you
remember that last year only 235.00?)
men enrolled, and in the previous year,
a Presidential year, only 269,000. I
; would have considered that the women
; did well had only 100,n?io enrolled in
Brooklyn. We are safe in counting on
65 per cent of the women who enrolled
| on Saturday."
Jacob A. Livingston, the Republican
! county chairman of Kings, laughed
i when told of Chairman McCoocy's
| claims, which he characterized as rain
! bow chasing.
j "The Republicans of Brooklyn," said
? Chairman Livingston, "'mailed more
| than a hundred thousand letters to
! Brooklyn families urging them to en
j roll the women members and giving
; them fifteen reasons why they should
! enroll as Republicans. This, in my
opinion, largely was responsible for the
! heavy enrolment in Brooklyn. And l
; am sure that wnen the figures are tabu
! lated according to party enrolment, it
! will be found that the vast majority
I of the women enrolled with the party
! of Lincoln."
j Miss Mary Garrett Hay, chairman of
? tho New York State Woman Suffrage
Party, said that the enrolment was
I gratifying
"In my opinion the new voters aid
! very weil," said Miss Hay. "We art
: hardly expect a large number of people
i to take up a proposition for the first
time in any better fashion. Thousand*
of women are absorbeil in patriotic
work at this time, and while they re?
gard voting as the duty of a patriot,,
they do not so regard affiliation with a
political party.
"Desire for independence of thought,
the belief that more time should be
given to settling on their political pref?
erences, timidity, even the fear that
they might not be welcome?these are
some of the things that operated
against a heavier enrolment.
"If the date of enrolment hsd been j
close to a general election I am con?
vinced the figures would have been
doubled. There is no feeling of dis?
appointment in the suffrage ranks. We
are well satisfied with the way the
women of New York have taken their
first steps along the political pathway.
If they take as much interest in the
minor matters of enrolling in the
parties what will they do when a
comes to voting at a general election?
The following table shows the enrel*
ment in the city by Assembly districts*.
Manhattan

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