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Women Start
War on Hearst
As Men Fail
Defence Committee to Rout
"American" and "Journal"
From Dumont, N. J.
I Won't Read Them"
Canvass Is Planned
Anti-Hearst Buttons To Be
Distributed to All Sign?
ing Pledge
DUMONT. N. J.. July 9.-The women
of this town waited patiently for the
men folk to clear the place of Hearst's
newspapers. Several men made at?
tempts along that line, but these
publications still were distributed here.
Then yesterday the members of the
Dumont Woman's Committee of the
Council of National Defence dscided to
take matters in their own hands.
The women adopted a resolution de?
nouncing Hearst's papers as unpatriotic
and seditious, pledging members of
the committee to refrain from reading
not only newspapers but also maga?
zines published by William Randolph
Hearst, and pledging the committee's
members to make personal appeals to
their fellow citizens also to refrain
from buying those publications.
After adopting this resolution the
woman's committee decided to make
a personal canvass of even.- Dumont
home, asking their fellow townspeople
to sign a pledge not to read Hearst's
publications for the period of the war.
The committee women voted to buy 500
of the "I Do Not Read Hearst's Papers"
buttons, which Lieutenant Claude W.
Boyntan designed. These buttons will j
be presented to the Dumont citizens ;
who answer the appeal of the Defence :
Council women.
Anti-Hearst Resolutions
Mrs. H. B. Jenkins, committee chair- !
man. whose son enlisted in the navy |
yesterday, proposed the resolutions, j
which are as follows:
"Resolved, That we, the Woman's ?
Committee of the Council of National i
Defence of Dumont, N. J., do most j
heartily disapprove and earnestly ?
condemn the Hearst daily papers for !
their unpatriotic, seditious and hypo- j
critical utterances; and,
"Resolved, That we hereby pledge j
ourselves not to subscribe to, buy, |
read or countenance in any way any j
of the Hearst publications, includ?
ing the following magazines: j
'Hearst'?,' 'Cosmopolitan,' 'Harper's I
Bazar,' 'Motor.' 'Motor Boating,' j
'Puck' and 'Good Housekeeping'; and,
"Resolved, That we call upon our
fellow townsmen as patriotic Ameri?
cans to take and keep the same
pledge; and,
"Resolved, That we purchase 500
anti-Hearst buttons to be used as
propaganda and that we hereby
pledge ourselves each to wear one of
the Buttons."
Fears of Soldiers
Mrs. Jenkins said that, Dumont be?
ing so close to Camp Merritt, it was
especially desirable that Hearst's pa?
pers be excluded from the town.
"If for no other reason," declared
Mrs. Jenkins, "Hearst's publications j
ought to be kept from this town out ?
of deference to the boys, some of whom i
may give up their lives 'over there.' ?
Besides, the soldiers from the West, !
who are not aware of the real nature '?
of Hearst's papers, aro likely to buy ,
some. And Hearst's newspapers do not ;
strengthen a soldier's morale."
After reading the resolution Mrs. !
Jenkins asked whether any of the |
committee thought it was too strong.
Miss Katherine MacDonald declared !
it was not. Mrs. William Inness, I
chairman of the Dumont Bed Cross, !
moved its adoption. Mrs. E. F. Watson !
seconded it, and it was adopted by a j
unanimous vote.
Will Distribute Buttons
The suggestion then was made that
the committee canvass the town on ;
the Hearst question, just as it did re- j
cently on the suffrage issue. This idea I
was enthusiastically received. The
Defence Council women vowed to put
the same spirit into the Hearst can- ;
vass as they did in Liberty Loan and !
Red Cross drives.
"After the citizens have signed our
pledge," suggested Mrs. Jenkins,
"they should be presented with one of
the anti-Hearst buttons to wear?then
it will be known who's who in Du- |
Mrs. Faunce raised the question as
to why the Defence Council commit?
tee should stop with their own town.
"Let's ask our husbands to circulate
the pledges on tiie commuters' trains."
she urged. "Fine!" chorused several
of the committee women.
Objector Is Won Over
One member of the committee ar?
rived after the resolution was adopt?
ed, When told about it she promptly '
agreed that Hearst's daily newspapers
should be barred from town, but she :
objected to cancelling her subscrip
tion to "Good Housekeeping."
"It's a good magazine; I like to read
it," she stated; "and I've never seen
anything pro-German in it, either."
Mrs. Jenkins made this reply: "I ?
used to like to read 'Good Housekeep- I
ing,' too. But in these days, accord- !
ing to the law, we Americans are pro- '
hibited from trading with the enemy.
Trading with Hearst is the same.
Hearst's offences are made all the
worse because of the fact he was born
on American soil. Putting a penny
into Hearst's pocket is the same as
giving financial aid to a citizen of
"That's good sense!" said the late
comer, as she signed her name to the
Anti-Hearst Buttons
To Be Distributed
Widely in New York
Lieutenant Cloude W. Boyntan, de?
signer of the "I Do Not Read Hearst
Papers" button, yesterday appointed
two more sub-distributers of the anti
Hearst emblems.
E. B. Loveland. of Mount Vernon,
N. Y., volunteered to act as distributer
of the buttons in his city, and D. E.
Moodie, ef .'5686 Broadway, offered his
services to insure thru every Washing?
ton Heights resident who sh'ins Hearst
papers shall be able to procure one of
the coat lapel emblems which will iden?
tify tho wearer as ;. 'ion-Hearst paper
read1 r. The buttons will be distributed
at joyt about one cent apiece.
Mr. Moodiq told Lieutenant Boyntan
? i !> ? ? h" c'"iM rw>t o-o to Franc Vilrv?.
?elf he wanted to help back up the boys
o'er there by fighting the newspapers
which attack our allies and which seek
to undermine the morale of the Ameri?
tan people.
Mr. t.ove?flini works in New York, but
he "?id he could distribute the buttons
in Mount Vernon at night.
"Being the town whose council at?
tempted the first ban by ordinance
against Hearst newspapers, Mount Ver?
non will want a lar,,e quantity of the
emblems," declared Mr. Lovoland.
One of the orders for buttons which
! Lieutenant Boyntan received at his New
' York insurance office, 70 William .Street,
; yesterday came from n soldier at Camp
! Crane, Ailentown, Penn. The letter
i follows:
"I am :; young man who enlisted
? two years before my time was due.
' I am very patriotic, and have watched
; the anti-Hearst movement with great
j "1 and a :.-reat many of my fiiends
! have no more use for the yellow
brand of Hearst papers than we have
! for the Kaiser.
"Wishing you all the luck in the
world for your fight against Hearst
and his papers" . . .
The soldier inclosed money for a
quantity of buttons.
Another letter from Pennsylvania?
Harrisburg -reed:
'?Inclosed find $1 for anti-Hearst
buttons. The flag and Hearst are
? damn poor company."
One of the orders from West Vir
; ginia yesterday came from a Civil War
Oshorn Heads
Tentative "Slate;"
Hearst Ignored
Continued from pagre I
, Hearst, it is understood, already has
' unofficially informed the leaders, that
! he will support the nominee of 'he
' convention.
Wide Choice for Murphy
The committee of forty-two will
! say to Mr. Murphy in Saratoga:
"We presort for your consideration
the names of 'Osborn, Walker, Gerard
and Smith. Tliey ate all good men and
true. If you want an upstate man. here
is Mr. Osborn. It' you are fearful that
Mr. Osborn, as a strong Mitchel man
in the Mayoralty campaign last year,
is too distasteful to Mr. Hearst and
would invite the opposition of the
Hearst newspapers, then tve give you
the name of 'AT Smith, perhaps the
most popular man in Tammany Hall.
"If for politics' sake you should de- i
termine that Mr. Smith would not make i
a winning campaign and that the '
standard should be carried by an un- j
state man, the committee will present
the name of Mayor Walker of Bing
haniton, the Democratic Mayor of a;
Republican city. And if for any rea?
son you cannot 'see' the Binghamton
man as a candidate, we present for the
fourth man on the list James W. ;
Gerard, a former sachem of the Tarn-:
many Society, born and bred in the :
Tammany tepee."
But the list does not contain the '
name of Mr. Hearst, and it will not.,
If the convention should take the bit
in its teeth and disregard all the work
of the conference committee, the up- j
state men still will be against the J
selection of Mr. Hearst as the candi- ;
date, and Mr. Osborn and Judge Sea- j
bury and others will fight his nomi- j
Strong Opposition to Hearst
With sentiment in the Democratic'
organization running strong against ;
Hearst as at present, it is doubtful
about his name being presented at all
in the Saratoga convention, and if by
manipulation and the use of "strong
arm" methods the Hearst-Murphy-Mc
Cooey-Conncrs combination should
force the nomination of Mr. Hearst,1
doubtless one-third of the delegates
would bolt the convention and name a
new ticket.
Thirty-seven of the committee of
forty-two were present to-day at the
conference at Hotel Onondaga, over
which William II. Kelley, of Syracuse,
a friend of Charles F. Murphy, pre?
sided. The other members of the
steering committee. T. Harvey Ferris, j
of Utica; Charles E. Norria, of Water-,
town; Joseph J. Murphy, of Troy-,'
Mayor John Fitzgibbons of Oswego,'
District Attorney David F. Lee, of Nor?
wich, and William H. Manning, of Sara-!
toga, were on hand. There were six ;
absentees: Mrs. Edwin S. Jenney, of'
Syracuse; Mrs. Anna McCauley, of;
Lockport; Miss Sara McPike, of Yon-1
kers; Edwin R. Brown, of Fairport, and i
Donald A. Dailey, of Brockport, with no
one from the Albany district. Th.
women present were Miss Kathryn
Starbuck, of Saratoga, and Mrs. Frances
I Lamon, of Watertown.
Five Ballots to Decide
It was decided to have five formal
ballots and to present to the Saratoga'
| convention all the candidates whose ?
names appeared on the fifth ballot. It;
?also was decided to hold the meeting:
yesterday behind closed doors, with the
press excluded. There were small dele-.
g?tions present to urge the claims of;
the various candidates. John T. Morri- ;
son and Frank Cooper waxed eloquent;
over the vote winning powers of Rep- !
resentativo George R. Lunn. W. W. j
Farley, of Binghamton, who "discov?
ered" Mayor Walker, told why Mr.'
Walker should be the. nominee. George '
W. O'Brien spoke for Charles H.,'
Hitchcock, lawyer, of Chittenango, who j
raises crops in Madison County and i
fees in Syracuse. The rive ballots re?
sulted as follows;
1st v,i 3d 4th 5th
Name. voie. vote, voto. voto. Tote.
Alfrxi E. Smith. :i 2 2 3 4
William Church Osborn 5 :< 7 U 9
Charles H. Hitchcock., 2 3 2 0 0
Charleb I!. Alexander.. 2 2 1 1 :i
Harrv C. Walker. 6 7 7 7 8
Ros.-oe Lr?Uj . 1 1 I 1 0 i
Joseph A. Kellogg. 1 1 2 1 0 J
George U. Lunn. 1 1 1 1 1 :
William H. Edwards... ? 5 6 5 3 1
Jamos W. Gerard. ? (i S 7 7
Oliver A. Cabana, jr... 2 2 U 0 0
To Offer Four Names
It is understood that only the names j
of Messrs. Osborn, Walker, Gerard !
and Smith will be submitted to the I
state convention. On the final ballot I
the conferrees voted as follows:
For Osborn?George A. Blauvelt, of I
Rockland; Clifford Couch, of West-1
ehester; Thaddeus J. Herrick, of j
Poughkeepsie; W. Page Hitchcock, of;
Syracuse; John F. O'Brien, of Wayne; i
Gerald B. Fluhrer, of Orleans; William
H. Manning, of Saratoga, and T. Har- j
vey Ferris, of Oneida.
For Walker?James L. Long, of Suf- ;
folk; Charles A. Stone of Rensselaer; i
M. J. Collins, jr., of Warren; W. W. i
P'arley, of Broome; Mrs. Frances Ken?
nedy, (proxy) of Broome; David F.
Lee. of Chenango; Charles E. Norria, j
of Watertown, and Joseph J. Murray,
of Rensselaer.
For Gerard?Ralph B. Earl, of Herki- '?
mer; D. H. Corcoran, of St. Lawrence;
John F. Gurnett, of Schuyler; Albert:
C. Olp, of Livingston; Mrs. Frances:
H. Lamon, of Jefferson; William H. j
Kelley, of Onondaga, and Miss Beulah j
Bailey, -.proxy), Rensselaer.
For Smith-J. J. McGrath, of Greene;
Jamos D. Smith, of Onoida; Charle? F.
Boine, of Erie; Timothy F. Coughlin. j
of Erie; Louis P. Fuhrmann, of Erie,
and John Fitzgibbons, of Oswego.
For Edwards - Francis E. Cullen, of :
Oswego; Charles F. Knttigan, of Cay- j
uga. and Warren M. Sweet, of Alle
For Lunn- James C McDonald, of i
Schenectady. j
P"' *r>. '--' - He?'" W. rhrwln^nc. '
Movie of a Business Man Enjoying a Rest in the Country - - - By briggs
of Orange; Miss Kathryn Starbuck, of
Saratoga, and Jeremiah F. Connor, o?
The gossip in the hotel after the
meeting was that if Mayor Walker
should fail i?i" nomination for Governor
he would go on the ticket for Attorney
Murphy Favors Smith
Members of the conference, supposed
to be close to Charles F. Murphy said
that if the prospect was bright for
Democratic success at the; time of the
Saratoga convention. Mr. Murphy un?
doubtedly would pass the word around
to nominate Alfred E. Smith, but that
if it still looked as if the Republicans
stood to elect their state ticket Mr.
Murphy would gracefully "surrender"
to the sentiment prevailing among the
upstate men and allow William Church
Osborn to be nominated. By so doing,
it was said, the friends of Mr. Osborn
would relievo Tammany Hall of the
task of financing the campaign and at
the same time there would be placed in
the running a candidate who is ready
to fight Hearst as a matter of princi?
ple, no matter what the prospects of
success may be.
By resolution it was decided to in?
crease the original steering committee
of seven to fifteen by the addition of
the names of George A. Blauvelt, of
Rockland; W. W. Farley, of Bioome;
Winfield A. Huppuch, former state
chairman, of* Washington; Clifford
Couch, of Westehester;Charles F. Baine,
of Erie; George Fluhrer, of Orleans;
John F. O'Brien, of Wayne, and Miss
Kathryn Starbuck, of Saratoga. The
committee will meet on the evening oi
July 22 in Saratoga.
The temper of the upstate men tow?
ard the ambition of Mr. Hearst to be
the candidate for Governor may be
judged by the remarks of Charles F
Rattigan, of Auburn. Mr. Rattigan is
Collector of the Port of Rochester ant
a stanch Wilson man. He is a per?
sonal friend of Franklin D. Roosevelt
Assistant Secretary of the Navy, ant
of Colonel House When asked abou
Mr. Hearst for Governor Mr. Rattigar
smiled grimly and said:
"William R. Hearst as a candidat)
before the people on the Democrats
ticket in 1918 is impossible. Unies;
he takes himself out of the race In
will within sixty days be in a pol?tica
convalescent ward, with specialists try?
ing to save him from aggravated shel
shock. The arrest of Rumely, of 'Th
Mail,' because of his alleged pro
Germanism or anti-Britainism will in
evitably turn the calcium upon Mi
Hearst. '
"Hearst is a political typhoid carriel
The political party that beds with hin
will have to hang the contagion can
out on its front d.oor the next day. He i
a political typhoid carrier, but does no
seem to know it. Apparently he wa
built that way. Poliiical typhoid im
pregustes his system. Political de
struction, distemper and tleath wil
follow in his trail.
"Allow him to head the ticket o
dictate the choice for Governor an
you will hand the Republicans a guar
anteed title to ten years of official lift
Install Hearst as leader and the Dem
ocratic party will go into indefinit
quarantine. You cannot fool all th
people all the time.
"I would regard his entry into th
canvass this year ?s an insult to th
decent Democrats of New York an
as an affront to the national Adminif
Long Hunt for $10,000
Pearl Necklace Vaii
Referee Charges Carelessness a
Auction Sale of Mrs. Mary
Johnston's Effects
All the efforts thus far of Mrs. Ann
A. Johnston to find a pearl necklai
valued at $10,000, which was bi
queathed her by her daughter-in-la\
Mrs. Mary Mandeville Johnston, wido
of Edward W. S. Johnston, thus ft
have been unavailing. That, too, no
withstanding the fact that Surrogat
Fowler appointed Thomas Ludio
Chrystie as referee to take testimon
which might disclose the whereabou'
of the missing necklace.
In his report, filed yesterday, Re
eree Chrystie failed to "throw any ligl
on the missing necklace. He disco
ered, however, that there was careles
ness on the part of those who conduc
e.l an auction sale of the effects <
Mrs. Johnston after her death, in 191
The search for the necklace begs
when the executors of the will fail?
to find it. Since that time a steat
search has been maintained.
150 Jewish Refugees Coming
One hundred and fifty Jewish womt
and children refugees from the f;
eastern war -?one are en route fro
Yokohama to tho United States, i.
cording to information received yeste
day by the Hebrew Sheltering and It
migrant Aid Society. They will '
cared for by relatives and friends
various purls of the country, Tv
hundred more refugees remain *t tl
-.-?"trf--'- SVl?lt?r ?T! V,-,t-rV, ,?-.
?649 Pounds Couldn't Leave
! Moving Van to Get Passport
Martin T. Durkin, in charge of the
passport, bureau of the customs in- i
! telligence service, informed the driver]
of a moving van yesterday that Web- :
ster Ruck, of Seattle, would have to i
come into the Custom House if he ?
wished to have his passport vised.
"The lew requires that all passports !
must be examined in the Custom |
House," said Durkin, "ami I see no
reason why I should attend to that
business in the street."
The driver went out and returned
with the announcement that Mr. Rusk !
was out in State Street, on the tail
end of the van, but as there were no
skids, or planks, or travelling cranes
in his equipment it would be impossible
for his charge to get out of the big
motor truck without the risk of per?
sonal injury.
"You see," said the driver, "this fel?
low Rusk weighs 649 pounds and he's
afraid -,o climb out without a crane
or a plank. I'm responsible for him
and have to deliver him safely to a
pier in Brooklyn, where he is to sail
for Porto Rico."
Durkin had the impression that Mr.
Rusk was i,i a luxurious limousine and
was too lazy to leave il, but on the
chance of being stung by a practical
joke he went out into State Street
with his .blanks and his fountain pen
and met the youngest heavyweight
that ever procured a passport to leave
the United States.
"Sorry 1 couldn't, roll into your of
fice," said Rusk, good naturedly. "You
see, I'm 649, stripped, and am only 5 !
feet 8. I'm too round to take a chance
on getting out of this truck." '
It was explained that there was no
taxi in the city with a door wide
enough to take Rusk as a fare, and the
moving van had to be pressed into
"Your trucks move pianos,'' said
Durkin, seriously, to the driver. "Next
time you have a load like this bring
aloiijr your tackle."
Durkin. incidentally, is 6 feet 1 inch,
weighs 130 pounds and was a sprinter
in Fordham. He leaped into the van
with the fat man, anil after careful
interrogation passed upon the passport.
Rusk said he was nineteen years old,
was born in San Francisco and that
his home is in Seattle. His father. Ed?
ward Rusk, and his mother, Mary Dur?
ham Rusk, are Americans and his occu?
pation consisted in exhibiting himself
with various shows.
He said he was on his way to Porto
Rico to make life merry for the insular
troops of the National Army and was
greatly disappointed because the gov?
ernment refused to give him a few
thousand dollars' worth of war savings
stamps on credit. Rusk said he could
sell thrift stamps like hot cakes and
was willing to do it?as his bit.
The passport vised, the moving van
took its burden to a pier in Brooklyn,
where Rusk was to embark for Porto
Rico. For some reason the vessel
saiied without him. It was said that
there was no cabin door wide enough
to accommodate the huge traveller and
no berth big enough for him to sleep in
15 Food Dealers
Punished by U. S.
For Breaking Rules
! Federal Board Says Heavy
Penalties Will Follow
Future Convictions
Fifteen dealers in foodstuffs were
j penalized by the Federal Food Board
here yesterday for infractions of con
I servation and anti-profiteering regula
i tions. The punishment ranged from
three to sixty days' suspension and a
: return of all excess profits.
That more severe penalties will be
' inflicted on refractory dealers was the
substance of a notice posted by the
Food Board on the Produce Exchange
floor yesterday. The board declared it
has evidence of profiteering and fail?
ure to observe the substitute rule
against certain dealers, but no action
will be taken if these men come volun
tnrily forward, make refunds and
pledge themselves to ab'de by the
board's rulings. Otherwise those found
guilty of infractions will be suspended
from business for an indefinite period.
Of those penalized yesterday, V. Ca
sazza & Bro., of 190 Prince Street,
and Jacob Rosenberg, a member of the
Produce Exchange, drew the heaviest
impositions. The Casazza firm, found
guilty of having sold canned tomatoes
at a 20 per cent profit instead of the 12
per cent fixed by the food administra?
tion, was ordered to make a contribu?
tion of $676.90 to the Red Cross.
Rosenberg, who sold flour at a profit
in excess of food board rates, was or?
dered to close for sivty days and to
refund all the overcharges made since
January 1.
In its finding on the Rosenberg
charges the board announced it to be
the last case on which a mild penalty
would be imposed.
P. A. Johann, sitting as a special
commissioner, meted out punishment to
eight grocers, three bakers and one
butcher. They included:
Victor Olson, baker, at Four Cor- \
ners, Staten Island; business suspended
for a week, beginning Monday.
Robert F. Weiss, grocer, Amityville,
Long Island; Geqrge Meyers, grocer, j
101st Street and Amsterdam Avenue; ?
Rosenthal Rumanian Bakery, Inc., 64
Rivington Street; Samuel Goldstein,
grocer, -60 Avenue A; Kotlitzky's Bak- ?
ery. Inc., 1?T0 Pitkin Avenue, and Mor- :
ris Dun:;, kosher butcher. 2162 Bath j
Avenue, were suspended for three days. I
Max Greenstein, 1440 Second Ave-!
nue: Joseph Goldberg, 1508 Park Ave- !
nue. and Nathan Klotz, grocer, 159 East ?
103d Street, were ordered to hang up \
signs announcing that they had violated ,
the rules. '
3 Children Killed
By Automobiles in
New York Streets
Brother and Sister Crushed'
to Death in Presence
of Mother
Three children, the eldest six years,
were killed by automobiles in New York
City streets yesterday. Still another,
a one-year-old baby, is in Bellevue Hos
j pital with a possible fracture of a
Anna Sinione and her brother Angelo,
j aged respectively five and three years,
of 305 bast Thirty-ninth Street, were !
| instantly killed when an auto truck, i
! driven by John Betterley, nineteen, of ?
| 639 First Avenue, made a wide turn
| from Second Avenue into East Thirty- ?
i eighth Street. With the children at i
! the time was their mother, who was ?
j pushing a baby carriage in which was !
I her year-old daughter, Josephine. The j
'truck struck the carriage and hurled it]
I fully fifty feet. Then two wheels j
I passed directly over the other two
1 children.
The truck was in charge of John'
; Adams, twenty-five, of 337 West '
; Twenty-second Street. He had per?
mitted Betterley to take the wheel :
, shortly before the accident, in order !
to learn to operate a car. Policemen
' arrested Adams, and after fighting,
their way through a crowd locked hjm :
up at the East Thirty-fifth Street po- j
I lice station. Betterley was later ar
rested at his home and locked up on '<
a charge of homocide.
Charles Johnson, six years old, of
431 West Fifty-sixth Street, was in- i
stantly killed etrly last evening when [
he ran from behind an auto truck on |
which he had been riding, directly in :
front of another machine. The second
car knocked him down, and then be-i
fore the driver could stop it rolled
over him.
The machine was driven by William
Johnson, of 413 West Thirty-fifth
Street. Eye witnesses absolved him
from all blame.
Missing West Point Surgeon
Is Found Dead in Woods
WEST POINT, July 9.?The body of '
Lieutenant Thomas W. Churchill, of '
New York City, veterinary surgeon at !
the United States Military Academy, I
who has been missing since Friday, :
was found to-day by a posse of cadets
in woods in an isolated part of the
It was taken to the military hos- ?
pital, where doctors will perform an ?
autopsy to determine the cause of
Urges Republicans
Base Campaign on
Executive Budget
R. Fulton Cutting Suggests
"Eliminate Extravagance"
as Party Slogan
R. Fulton Cutting, chairman of the
board of trustees of the Bureau of Mu?
nicipal Research, made public yester?
day a letter which he has addressed to
the National Republican Congressional
Committee, urging that a sharp issue
be made of the executive budget in the
coming Congressional elections.
"I received your letter of appeal for
a contribution to the Republican Con?
gressional campaign, and I inclose a
check in response,'' wrote Mr. Cutting.
"I thoroughly believe in the mainte?
nance of a vigorous opposition party,
but let me say frankly, however, that
in general both your letter and the
printed statement which accompanies
it appeal to rne in a very limited de?
gree. The old specious language that
has characterized so many rhetorical
party appeals is very much in evidence.
"The allusion to the necessity of
adopting Republican principles for the
industrial reconstruction to take place
after the war means, I suppose, a re?
turn to the provisions of the Aldrich
Payne tariff act, but the phrasing is
sufficiently ambiguous to permit of any
amount of dodging. What do you
reallj mean by 'extravagant methods
must be eliminated and the conduct of
the war brought down from the vision?
ary uncertainty to a sound economic
basis'? How do you propose to accom?
plish this? Tell us plainly the meas?
ures that must be adopted to attain
this end.
"In June, 1912, Mr. Taft proposed to
Congress an executive hudpret. Why is
not chis the most appropriate time to
reaffirm this declaration and make this
a real issue in the coming Congression?
al campaign? Why should not the Re
oublican party come out squarely for
an executive budget? Governors Milli
kon, Edge, Lowden and Harrington are
blazing the. pathway in their resnective
states and demonstrating the effective?
ness of locating responsibility for of?
ficial extravagance and tpshonesty.
"It is my opinion that if the Repub?
lican party does not seize the oppor?
tunity now offered to declare in no un?
certain terms for the budget, procedure
which has be^n adopted by all civilized
nations it will not merit success at the
polls next November."
. >??-.
Court Helps Nurses;
Overrules MacBride
Civil Service Board Is In?
formed Supervisor Must Be
Chosen Under Old Ratings
Justice Ottinger, of The Bronx Su?
preme Court, issued an order yesterday
directing the Civil Service Commission
to restore at once the list of eligibles
for appointments to the post of super?
vising nurse in the Health Department.
This is the list which was at first jug?
gled by the MacBride commission and
then cancelled at the behest, it was
alleged, of Mayor Hylan.
The case lias been in court for some
time. It was instituted by Miss Mary
A. Finnegan, a Health Department
nurse, who set forth in her pleadings
that Mayor Hylan broke a promise to
give her and her associ?t ta a hearing
after they had been notified that the
eligible list had been canceled by his
Miss Finnegan and several other
Health Department nurses passed ex?
aminations last November. She alleges
that after Mayor Hylan had appointed
James E. MacBride as Civil Service
Commissioner, and the list of eligibles
was made up, it was found that the
commission had so arranged it that
certain nurses with poor lutings in the
division of child hygiene were given
higher ratings under another heading,
regardless of their proper standing in
the regular list.
Miss Finnegan's attorney declared
than since the list was cancelled twelve
Health Department nurses had gone to
France and that these would lose their
chances of promotion on their return
unless it was restored.
Justice Ot?riger ruled 'hat the com-:
mission had no warrant in law or its
-1,M. :., _?-,..it;?_ iyn j;,?. '
Shoes and Ships
And Sealing Wax
When Clio, muse of history,
Takes up the Russian revolution
We can foresee the misery
With which she strive? for a solution.
And with iced towels round her head
I Appeals to Jove to strike her dead.
& * *
'Twas a gr;md day for the Quinn*
! yesterday. Keeper Patrick Quinn, Of
j the BlackwcU's island prison, appeared
i at the barred grating of Joseph Quinn ,
? cell, and after telling him that hi?
I nine months' term was over announced
I that Detective Michael Quinn was
! waiting 10 take him back to New Yor!<
to face charges of stealing an automo?
bile. . .
Quinn took Quinn and turned him
over to Quinn, who took Quinn to
headquarters, where Lieutenant Quinn
, locked him up.
i, * ?>
All this talk about the delayed Hin
denburg offensive, but no one has tried
! to find out where the annual hot wave
is keeping itseif!
With most of the men away at war,
? who is going to commit the crimes?
! Goshen, N. Y., asks. No one volunteer
' ing an answer, the City Fathers have
I reduced the salaries of the justices of
the peace from S450 to $400 until the
i boys come marching home again.
* * *
Coney Island is further away from
j Norman Birkwaag, sixteen, to-day
! than it was when he first heard that
j magic name among the hills of Nor
' way.
A friend who had voyaged to America
j sang him the saga of Coney two years
? ago, and Norman then and there de
j cided to voyage to the glittering city
I of lights and music and swift, thrill- ;
j ing rides.
A vear ago Birkwaag hit the sea trail
l for Coney Island and got as far as
j New York City. There the money he
| earned at odd jobs kepi body and sou!
I together, but allowed no trips to the 1
i land of wonders.
At length El Dorado's lure became '
! too strong, and Norman is said to have :
1 stolen $30 from the home of Lawrence
? Braenner, 328 Fifty-fourth Street. ;
i Brooklyn.
"I was on my way to Coney Island,"
) he said regretfully yesterday, when
? Detectives AIcDonough and Walsh ar- ]
? rested him, charged with burglary.
j Old Party Leaders
Shy at Fusion Offer
Murphy and Koenig Fail to
Reply to Security League's
Evidence that the local party leaders j
; are not yet aroused to sympathy with ;
the suggestion for fusion nominations |
of Congressmen this fall, to insure the ?
defeat of Socialist and other anti-war :
I elements, is set forth in a statement ^
: issued yesterday by Charles D. Orth, >
I chairman of the National Security
League's Congressional campaign com?
In the interest of the candidacy of
Oscar S. Straus, chairman of the Pub?
lic Service Commission, who is willing
to run for Congress if he can have the
indorsement of both parties, Mr. Orth
recently wrote to Charles F. Murphy,
of Tammany Hall, and Samuel S.
Koenig, chairman of the Republican
County Committee, suggesting that the
two parties combine upon the nomina?
tion of Mr. Straus to defeat Meyer
London in the 12th Congressional Dis?
Mr. Orth states that Mr. Murphy and
Mr. Koenig have completely ignored
his suggestion. He even wrote them
two letters. In these letters Mr. Orth
said that the league's purpose in the
matter was purely non-partisan, and
only to obtain the best and most pa?
triotic men for Congress in war times.
Op. June 6 the league sent a letter to
about 10.000 prominent men all over
the. country suggesting fusion nomina?
tions. Mr. Straus was included and
replied that he was trying to carry out
the suggestion of the league by an?
nouncing his willingness to run for
Congress if nominated by both parties
or nominated by one and indorsed by
the other.
Perhaps the reason for the failure of
the Tammany leader to respond to Mr.
Orth's suggestion may be found in the
vote in the 12th Congressional District
which elected Mr. London. The So?
cialist vote was 0,103; the Democratic
vote 5,703 and the Republican vote 968.
It was a close fight between the So?
cialist candidate and the Tammany
Lewis Tells Glynn
| To Shut Up or Resign
Whitman's Rival Says State
Chairman Should Stop
Boosting Governor
! ALBANY, July P.?Attorney General
j Lewis, in a letter to Georgs A. Glynn,
I Republican state chairman, to-n.giu
.' tirade another demand that he either re
| sign oi cease his activities in behalf of
the Governor.
"I notice in a recent issue of the New
York papers," wrote the Attorney Gen- !
; eral, "that you express the opinion that
j Governor Whitman will win in the pri
| maries. May i ask why you resumed
I your former atttitude, which 1 under
I stood you had abandoned?
"I wrote you recently calling your at- '
i tention to the impropriety of the chair?
man of the state committee acting as
| the manager of a candidate seeking
votes in the coming primary. It now
j appears that, although you declared
! that you would have nothing further to
| do with Governor Whitman's candidacy,
j you are openly predicting his success.
i "As chairman of the state committee
; you are violating the spirit and intent
; of the law as well as the precedents
j and practices of former chairmen. I
i demand that you at once either cease
your activities in behalf of Governor
I Whitman or resign your position as
; chairman of the state committee."
Newberry Choice of
Michigan Republicans
GRAND RAPIDS. .Mich., July 9 _
Truman H. Newberry, of Detroit, for?
mer Secretary of the Navy, i3 the
choice of the Michigan Rep?blica?
State Central Committee for the United
States Senatorship, according to sen?
timent expressed here to-day by a big
majority of the committee* members
The committee came to (?rand Rapids
for a session, at which September 26
was set as the date for the Republi?
can State Convention.
The Democratic invitation to unite
on Henry Ford as a bipartisan candi?
date was ignored. What little senti?
ment was expressed for the automobile
manufacturer was a desire to await de?
Had Senator William Alden Smith
announced his candidacy some months
ago it is probable that he would have
a stronger following than was evi
denced to-day among the Rep?blica
leaders. A large number of them sai
that they would have supported hi
had they known he wou.d be in the
race, but that they had already lined
ICO on Way
To War Plant
Die in Wreck
Passenger Trains Crash
Injure Scores Near
Cause Is a Mystery;
Three inquiries Start
Many Succumb in Debris
While Help Is
NASHVILLE, Tenn , July 9^
least 100 persons, most cf ''w
negroes, were killed and as many mo?
injured, a score seriously, in a head
on collision to-day between two paj.
senger trains on the Nashville, Chat?
tanooga & St. Louis Railway, at Dutch,
man's Bend, five miles from this citv
Most of the killed and injured wer?
on a local train from Nashville, carry.
ing several coaches full of workmen
going out to a nearby powder plant.
The other train was an express from
Memphis and the West, and after th?
two engines had reared and fallen be.
side the track the heavy coaches of
the express ploughed through the bag.
gage car on the accommodation tram
and demolished two other coaches.
Many of the dead were killed almost
instantly, but others were pinned be
neath th- wreckage and C'iuld not bt
removed before they succumoed. Dot.
tors and nurses hurried to the seen?
from Nashville and assisted in rescu?
ing injured as well as caring for them.
The work of clearing away the wreck?
age is proceeding slowly and it is be
lieved ecme dead bodies are still
buried in the debris. For that reason
the exact number of dead had not been
determined to-night.
Injured in Nashville
The injured were brought to N"a?b
ville in ambulances and automobiles
and are being cared lor in hospitals
here. The dead were brought to
morgues in this city and relatives
sought, to identify the bodies, but in
some cases it was impossible.
As the crews of both locomotives
were killed, the causes of the accident
may never be established. The express
train was, running iate, and one theory
advanced was that the engineer of the
accommodation train may have disre?
garded signals and tried to make a
switch just beyond where the wreck
occurred before the Memphis train ar?
rived. There also was possibility that
he may have been given wrong instruc?
Three investigations were begun, one
by officials of the road, another by
state officials and a third by ft? rail?
road administration. It is understood
that an agent of the administration
has been ordered to Nashville and that
he will undertake to fix responsibility
for the collision.
Only a few women were among th
killed. Most of the white persons killed
were in the telescoped smoking caro;
the accommodation train. Train crews
succeeded in lifting the heavy baggap
car of the express train by jacks and
releasing the men under it. Tbir.v
were taken oui, all bur o.e of them
Among the killed were several sol?
diers and sailors, including Privat?
John P. Husscy, of Ellin. 111.; Wil?
son S. Harris, of the Naval Reserve.1,
whose addre.-s was not Known, and ?
member of the Marine Corps named
Alrxander, whose address also could
not be ascertained.
Thousands of persons from this city
and vicinity hurried to the scene of the
wreck. Most of them were curiosity
seekers, and these were held back by
the police, firemen and members of the
Home Guard.
Government Orders
Wreck Investigation
WASHINGTON. July 9.?The rail?
road administration announced to?
night that George R. Loyal 1, assistant
to the regional director for the South,
has been ordered to Nashville. Tenn..
to investigate the wreck near there to?
day on the Nashville, t hattanoog* 4
St. Louis Railroad.
Mr. Loyall is especially charged, the
administration said, with fixing indi?
vidual responsibility for the wreck, 'l
that be possible.
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Daniels's Son Enters
The Naval Academy
ANNAPOLIS, Md., July it-Worth
Bagley Daniels, son of the Secretary
of the Navy, entered the Naval Acad?
emy as a midshipman to-day.
Young Daniels is eighteen years old
and was appointed by .Senator 0***
man. of North Carolina. He is an en?
listed man in the naval reserves.
Whittle Gets $4,200 Job
Thomas W. Whittle. CommiMi??
of Parks in The Bronx tn.der Mayer
Mitchel, has been appointed assit***'
secretary of the Public S< rvice Com?
mission in place of George F. Dagt***?
now a captain in the Quartermaster?
Department. Mr. Whittle was Com?*
sioner of Public Works ,11 The Bre**
from 1810 to 191 1. Hie salary *?'
fixed at $4.200. Mr. Whittle was <?;
merly Republican leader 1 I Hie Br?nx
What Is Going On To-day
CAMPAIGN FOR < El Si >~ WO?*?-j
Fret admission to the American Mu??? J.
Natural Hlstorj Metro) '? ; ?1%
Art, American Museum of .-?iet>' *??
Convention or the International As**?,
of Display Men, Waldorf-Anton*. ? ??
dinner, : i>. m .^
Address l<v John Kendrick Harp? ?? nflre
YouriR Men'- Christian AshocUiw?1 c?
for Volunteer Wo . '"", ;'^aJau*r
the New York AdvertUlnK Club. nj*?||3l
tern. 47 East Twenty-fifth Sir????
p- '"? -it Bo?*
Addresses nv Charles H. In**1*",! M*
Hail and others at dinner of ?'.ng.?? ?
of Neu York, Hotel Chevalier, . ?*? r_ ?
Public band concert, under the V*&?1 i
Columbia University, L'ntverslU ^r"""
P- m. . , ,f
"Days of '13" dunce anJ carnival u"?^?.??
auspices of America's Allie? U*T_ ?
Committee. Grand Central Pal**? ^
r-".-!-? tho \t~>i\ Ont?*' T>*rV * *

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