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Zone Fares to
Decide Jersey
Primary Fight
Bugbee Victory Regarded
as Assured Until New
Issue Stirred Voters to
New Interest in Battle
Runvon Seizes Chance
Six of Seven Candidates
for Governor Promise, to
Oust State Commission
The trolley fare zoning system, re
Cently inaugurated by the New Jersey
Public Service Corporation, bids fair
to he. the deciding issu? in the Repub?
lican primaries in that state on Tues?
day. It has been seized upon by three
of the four factions supporting the
candidates for the Republican nomina?
tion for Governor, who place the re?
sponsibility on the Edge machine
?which is hacking Newton A. K. Bugbee.
Until the trouble over the zoning
system roused New Jerseyites to ac
ti??^, the campaign was regarded as
cut and dried for Bugbee, who resigned
as chairman of the Republican State
Committee to enter the primaries.
The filing of the charges on Friday
Against the Public Utilities Commis?
sion by the city of Montclnir, in which
removal was demanded, gave Governor
Runyon an opportunity which makes
him a formidable rival of Bugbee.
Runyon Victory Predicted
Runyon, who became Governor fol?
lowing the resignation or Walter E.
Edge after his election as United
States Senator, had been quietly cut?
ting into the organization support
which in the beginning seemed about
to go almost solidly to Bugbee. His
supporters at liest were, until last Fri?
da;.', i' ij i ful. And most of their hopes
were based on the support given Run?
yon by the New Jersey Woman Suf?
frage Association and the Anti-Saloon
Leagi ?. which contributed respectively
?2.I?"1 ai i $5,225 to his campaign ox
penses, which totalled only $14,686.
Last night they were predicting that
Tuesday's vote would place him at the
head of the Republican ticket.
Immediately on receiving the
charg? s, Governor Runyon ordered the
Public Utilities Commission to appear
b? fore him <?n October 7 to answer
Montclair's charges and show cause
whj they should not be removed. This
he followed with a speech to a Jersey
City audience in which he promised a
searching investigation of the com?
mission's nets.
Warren C. King, the third Republi?
can candidate for the nomination for
governor, has for a long time made
:.t: appeal for votes on an express
promise to remove the commission and
restore the five cent fare. King, who
is president of the Manufacturers
Council of New Jersey, has no out
and-out ' political backing, but has a
strong following among business men.
Thomas L. Raymond, City Commis?
sioner of Newark, is the remaining
Republican contestant. While King
and Bugbee have, to quote the. Anti
Saloon League, "no record regarding
the liquor traffic, " Raymond has
openly espoused the cause of the wets,
fn the Democratic primaries there
I are three candidates for governor, all
j promising to oust the Public Utilities
| Commission and all out-and-out wets. i
State Senator Edward I. Edwards,"
! James R Nugent, former boss of the
I state machine, and Frank II. McDer
1 mKtt are the Democratic candidates.
I McDermitt, a Newark lawyer, is not
? regarded as likely to get more than a
; handful of votes outside of Essex
i County. The fight between Edwards
and Nugent is regarded as so close
that betting on the two men was at
even money last night.
The Democratic contest is not so
much a fight for the nomination, as it
is generally conceded the state will go
, overwhelmingly Republican in the elec
\ tion, as it is for control of the Demo?
cratic state machine, which now rests
in the hands of the Smith-Nugent fac?
tion. Mayor Frank Hague of Jersey
i City, leader of Hudson County, the
: banner Democratic district of the
state, who is backing Edwards, is try?
ing to seize control of the machine.
This he hope sto 'do if Edwards gets j
the Democratic nomination. i
Removal of War Dead
Is Opposed in France |
: Deputy Says Terrible Mistakes* !
Would Oecur if Bodies Are i
Mov?ed at Present
PARIS, Sept. 20.?-The question of :
| removing soldiers' bodies from mili
, tary cemeteries along the front was
brought up in the Chamber of Depu?
ties, when M. Pacaud, of Vend?e, asked
the Minister of War what measures
I the government expected to take to
? allow families to recover the bodies of
their dead.
Deputy Pecaud said a bill had been
introduced forbidding the removal of
bodies for three years because means
of transport were lacking. He de?
clared that this argument was not
1 admissible at present, as there were
? plenty of trains to take tourists to the
! battlefields. He asserted the Cham?
ber ought not to dissolve without giv
; ing some satisfaction to famalies, cspe
! cially as American newspapers were
i saying that American dead were to be
i taken back across the Atlantic.
Replying in behalf of the ministry,
? M. Abrami, of Pas-de-Calis, said the
difficulties were insurmountable and
that, much as the government would
like to grant satisfaction, there would
i be a risk of many "terrible mistakes"
' in cemeteries ploughed up several
! times by artillery fire. He declared
bodies of German soldiers had been
: found in graves bearing the inscrip?
tion, "A French soldier is buried
, here." It was said that much had been
! done so that the government might be
; able to reduce the delay to less than
4hree years, but he reminded the
: Chamber that there were nearly two
million dead soldiers buried on the
battlefields. 4
M. Pacaud urged that, when possible,
exhumations be allowed, but ' M.
Abrami said that this was impossible
and that the government could make
no exception favoring families who
claimed to be able to arrange for the
1 movement of bodies.
OBINSON?
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for AU Occasions
THE NEW FALL MODE IS ARTISTI?
CALLY EXPRESSED BY THIS COL?
LECTION OF CHARMING FROCKS
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ERED IN BEWITCHING SILKS AND BEADS.
35.00 to 195.00
For Monday and Tuesday
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business, street and afternoon wear, most
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39.75
Kitten's Ear Crepe, Satin de Laine, Crepe
Georgette and Satin Combinations.
Brown, Navy, Black.
OBINSONS
New Political
Party Backers
Call Meeting
"Committee of Forty-eight"
Announces Conference in
St. Louis on December 9
to Discuess Organization
Old Parties Denounced
Movement Aims to Unite
Workers and Farmers
to Control Government
Special Correnponde-nce
?ST. LOUIS, Sept. 19.?A national con?
ference to discuss plans for the forma?
tion of a new political party, w?tb tho
farm and labor organizations of the
country as the basis, has been called
to convene in St. Louis, December 0,
by "The Committee of Forty-eight,"
which has had the organization under
way in New York since early last
spring.
The committee, in advance notices,
announces that delegates from all
states will attend. The conference
will continue four days.
Active in the movement ia Dudley
Field Malone, formerly prominent in
Democratic politics as a supporter of
President Wilson, and who was ap?
pointed Collector of the Port of New
York by the President. Those sign?
ing the call for the conference include
Dr. L. E. Bunte, Louis F. Budenz, secre?
tary of the Civic League; tho Rev.
John L. Lever, Episcopal City Mission?
ary; Arthur W. Lambert, treasurer of !
the Lambert Pharmacal Company; the !
Rev. Dr. John W. Mclvor. pastor of
the Second Presbyterian Church; Gus
tavus Tuekerman, civic secretary of the
City Club; Rabbi Samuel Thurman,
Professor Tyrrell Williams, of the Law
School of Washington University, and
Percy Werner, a lawyer.
Old Parties Denounced
Promoters Of the proposed party, in
! their literature, denounce the Demo?
cratic and Republican parties as un
, representative of the citizenship of
the country and charge that there are
! no differences between the old parties,
except as to which one will hold the
offices.
"They have lost contact with the
needs and desires of the people that
they might maintain contact with the
| needs and desires of the rapacious in?
terests," the literature states. Heavy
taxation and wasteful extravagances in
public expenditures are said to be
chargeable to the political parties in
control and to have caused inflation re?
sulting in the high cost of living. The
transportation facilities, the right of
free speech and free assembly, and
"the right to a decent living for a
day's work," are set out as among the
problems which the old parties have
failed to solve and which the promoters
give as reasons for a new party.
Under a heading, "The Remedy," the
committee says:
"The present and the future are in
the hands of two political parties who
have no differences except in name and
no aim except, plunder. They are re?
vealed to themselves and to th people
as a single group, moved only by their
common purpose o fmaking government
a profitable business for themselves
and for the interests which finance
their periodical sham battles.
"Partisan plots form their habitual
answer to the cry for popular reforms.
Unity Is Urged
"Our government will remain irre?
sponsive and irresponsible to the peo?
ple so long as it is controlled by men
who are responsive and responsible to
the enemies of the people. We who !
have the liberty and well-being of our
country at heart, the intelligent and
liberal citizens of the Republic, are a
majority. We can control our govern?
ment. We can meet this crisis and I
solve its problems. But we must unite.
Only by concerted action can we ac?
complish political results. The strength
of the interests which rule the existing
parties has been that we have been I
scattered and ivided. We have fol- j
lowed a seemingly sincere leader of j
one party in one section of the country
and embraced a local issue of the op- ?
posite party in another section, only to
discover again and agai nthat we had ;
done nothing to shake the real control I
of either party.
"Their hope is to keep us thus scat?
tered and divided, without the guidance
of common council, without the strengh
of common action. This call for a con- i
feronce is our answer.
"It is a time of grave peril and of j
great hope. Brave und wise things
must be done quickly. It is a day that
we hold in solemn trust?the trust of
posterity."
? .
U. S. Minister to Peru
Loses Race Wtih Death
Benton McMillan Is Told on
Landing That Daughter
Succumbed Tuesday
Benton McMillan, American Minister
to Peru, who reached New York last
night on the Victoria, of the Pacific
Steam Navigation Company, learned on
his arrival that the speed with which
he had departed from Lima on learn?
ing that his daughter was near death
had been in vain. The first message
he. received told of her death Tuesday
in a Philadelphia hospital.
She was the wife of Joseph Oliver,
president of the Oliver Chilled Plow
Company, and died of injuries received
last December in a fall from her horse
in Washington.
The Victoria brought 101 passengers
for this city and fifty-five who are on
their way to England. They knew
nothing of recent reports of disturb?
ances in Peru and were inclined to
doubt them.
-9-,-,
Four Girls Fight Jersey
Sheriff and 7 Deputies
TRENTON, N. J., Sept. 20.?Four
girls convicted of having set fire to
one of the dormitories at the State
Home for iris kept the Mercer County j
jail in an uproar yesterday, while they
fought the sheriff ami seven deputies,
who sought to remove them to the re- j
formatory at Clinton.
The girls, Anna Huddock, Mary ;
Snook, Ethel Sockolsky and Janet i
Granit, who range in age from fifteen
to eighteen, frequently cauied disturb?
ances in the courtroom during their I
trial, and when the sheriff appeared in :
obedience to an order sending them to |
the reformatory they flatly declared !
they would not leave the jail.
Then began a half-hour fight. Every- |
thing breakable in the jail was j
smashed, including windows. The j
sheriff was cut on the head by a broken
bottle hurled at him by one of the
girls. The girls finally were overpow- ;
ered, and after being manacled were j
bundled into an automobile and taken
away.
The fire at the State Home occurred
about two months ago. It \?as one of
the incidents of a period of turmoil
wbich the State Board of Control, in a j
preliminary report issued to-day, said j
was caused by fifteen unstable or fee?
ble minded girls, |
Brooklyn Car
Co. to Default
$300,000 Rent
Beginning of Disintegra?
tion of System Forecast
in Inability to Pay Sum
Due City Railroad Lines
Order of Court Sought
Deficit of $50,000 Month
ly Said To Be Bar to
Independent Operation
Disintegration of the Brooklyn trol?
ley system began yesterday with the
announcement of Receiver Lindley M.
Garrison that the Brooklyn Heights
Railroad Company on October 1 would
default $300,000 quarterly rental for
the twenty-six surface lines leased
from the Brooklyn City Railroad Com?
pany.
These surface lines cover 2S1 miles
of single track and are the main
arteries of the borough's street rail?
way system. The lines were leased in
February, 1893. The receiver says the
lines are losing $50,000 a month. The
Brooklyn Heights Company already
had defaulted in payment of the Brook?
lyn City company's Federal income
tax for 1918 to the extent of $46,034.22,
and the owners paid the tax them
j selves to avoid the penalties. Under
the terms of the lease between the two
companies the lines arc to revert to
the owners in the event of a rental
default.
Advice Sought of Court
Carl M. Owen, counsel for the re?
ceiver, will apply to Federal Judge
Mayer on September 29 asking for the
formal order directing the company to
default the rent on the plea that the
receiver has not sufficient funds. He
will also ask the court's advice as to
! what policy the receiver must take
? toward future possession and opera?
tion of the lines. At the same time
counsel for the leased properties will
appeal for the return of the lines to
the owners in case Judge Mayer per?
mits the default.
The lines affected include Avenue C,
I Eushwick Avenue, Calvary Cemetery,
! Court Street, Crosstown, Cypress Hills,
1 Flatbush Avenue, Flushing Avenue,
j Flushing - Knickerbocker, Flushing -
' Ridgewood, Fulton Street, Gates Ave
i nue, Graham Avenue, Grand Street,
i Greenpoint, Hamilton Avenue, Lorimer
Street, Myrtle Avenue, Nassau Avenue,
j Nostrand Avenue, Putnam Avenue,
: Richmond Hill, Sixteenth Avenue, Six?
ty-fifth Street-Bay Ridge, Sixty-fifth
' Street-Fort Hamilton, Thirty-ninth
; Street-Fort Hamilton. Tompkins Ave?
nue and Union Avenue.
Independent Operation Doubtful
Independent operation of the prop?
erty was considered a doubtful experi?
ment, traction officials said. Financial
?experts have reported to Receiver
| Garrison an estimate of monthly defi
! eit ??mounting to $50,000 for a period
I up to August 30, 1920. They declare
' the operating expenses are $50,000
, over the operating receipts.
Officials of the Brooklyn City Rail
1 road reported last July a surplus of
200,000 in cash and investments. With
this money the lines could be run only
for four months at the present esti?
mated loss.
Actual transfer of the properties
would not take place until December 1,
as the lease providi'S that a separai-ion
of the companies would permit sixty
days of grace from the time of default.
The Brooklyn City company organ?
ized yesterday a special committee to
safeguard the interests of the stock?
holders. Frank Lyman, president of
the company, notified the stockholders
that non-payment of rent would pre- \
vent payment of the October dividend.
None of the officiais had agreed what;
terms to ask Judge Mayer, although
it was indicated that there was consid?
erable sentiment in favor of the inde?
pendent operation project.
Committee to Guard Stockholders
In addition to .Mr. Lyman, the spe?
cial committee includes Henry F.
Noyes, vice president; Alfred R. Horr,
James Timpson and Harold T. White.
It was also learned at the B. R. T.
offices that Mr. Owen will ask Judge
Mayer to straighten out the power
problems of the B. R. T. subsidiary
lines. Authorization will be asked for
an issue of receiver's certificates for
; the lines which owe large power bills
! to the B. R. T. The Brooklyn Heights
company will owe the receiver $600,000
on October 1. Its debts to other power
companies are $718,880 to the Nassau
i Klectric Company, $160,000 to the
Coney Island and Brooklyn Company
and $118,000 to the Queens County and
] Suburban Company.
'Crosstown 'Bus Line to
Begin Running To-day
Vehicles Will Run at Ten
Minute Intervals; Fleet of
Sixty Promised To-morrow
The fleet of 'buses which Mayor Hy
lan has arranged to take the place of
the suspended crosstown storage bat?
tery cars, is expected to get away this
morning on a ten-minute headway.
Delay has been caused in transferring
the 'busses to Manhattan and only
thirty-five will be in operation this
morning. The full order of sixty
'busses has been promised for to-mor?
row morning's rush hour.
Louis Reidl, who has undertaken to
runt the four 'bus lines, passed most
of yesterday afternoon in Newark in
company with John A. McCollum, chief
of the Bureau of Franchises of the
Board of Estimate, in looking over
1 prospective vehicles.
The kiul to be used at first will be
of the single deck design, with seating
arrangements for about twenty riders.
They will be completely sheltered from
the weather by side windows. 'Buses
of this type are in operation in Newark
and other cities and are considered a
vast improvement on the former jitney
automobile. The downtown storage
battery streetcars are scheduled to
cease operation at the end of their
runs early this morning.
Gov. Smith and Wife Guests
Of the Riordans at Dinner
Governor and Mrs. Smith were the
guests late last night of Representa?
tive and Mrs. Daniel J. Riordan, of Sea
Gate, at a dinner at the Hotel Shel
burne, Brighton Beach. There *vcre
fourteen other guests. After dining
the party went by automobiles through
Surf Avenue, Coney Island, where they
got a glimpge of the Mardi Gras, to the
Atlantic Yacht Club, Sea Gate. They
attended a dance at the club. Governor
and Mrs. Smith remained overnight
with the Riordans. They will return to
?Albany this evening,.
Home-Run Sam
Proves One Leg Is
As Good as Two
Wins Red Cross Ball Game
for Cripples and Demon?
strates Loss of a Limb Is
No Great Handicap in Life
What's the use of so many legs?
"Home Run Sam" won the Red Cross
series yesterday afternoon for the
Reds, with a trip around the field,
leaping from base to base with his
one good leg swinging wildly through
the air, and his agile crutch descend?
ing just long enough to touch bases.
Propaganda in behalf of one-legged
boys will be the first activity of the
newly organized Red Cross ?Institute
Club.
The entire afternoon was devoted to
propaganda of this sort at the bail
grounds behind the big fence at Fourth
Avenue and Twenty-third Street. The
cripples play every day at noon. Every
moriiing and afternoon they work at
bench trades, learning to be draughts?
men, jewellers and typewriter repair?
men.
But to return to the field day of
which the Red Cross series was only
the ?grand climax. The bleachers were
filled with a strange crowd, prosper?
ous cripples, former pupils of the
school, who aro doing well in business
for themselves; those who have just
begun the upward climb with a modest
little newsstand or fruit store, and
newly crippled boys. It wan good to
their ears to hear Sam explain loftily:
"Pooh, this is nothin'- just a little
exercise."
And some of them?after the crowd
had swarmed over to the tables where
Miss Florence Sullivan wns dispensing
lemonade which went down as easily
as if it, too, had a crutch instead of
the old-fashioned stick ventured to
toss a few timid balls when nobody
was looking, and hopped after them,
smiling.
The field day programme began with
basket ball, and the ubiquitous Sam,
who has been a <&ripple for fifteen
years, learned to play basketball in
public school, also won for his team.
There was a potato race, won by
Thomas Oliver, for the one-legged
class, and a fifty-yard dash, won by
Joseph Mulliken, the "human stork,"
as well as boxing contests and in?
dividual stunts.
Official announcement was made by
Henry Braxton, of the organization of
the Red Cross Institute Club, with
Sam Lozofsky, as president, whose aim
is to hunt up and help all crippled
boys and men who need technical
training. The address is 811 Fourth
Avenue.
Lutherans Ask Aid
For Starving Poles
Professor Stole? Says Condition
of Poor in New Nation Is
Almost Indescribable
Many thousands of the inhabitants
of Poland will die of starvation and
cold during the coming winter unless
relief is sent at once frotn i_
This was the prediction rnaTl? k ??*
fessor Michael Stole?, of?h, *\*?
Seminary of Minnesota wL '?-?
here yesterday after an extend**
of Roland under Prem.er Pa.wl^*
guidance. r<4aer?wiki'l
"We found in the eountrv .,?
Warsaw thousands of rlO0p??*?. "'"???I
holes in the ground, branches ottJ*
to covpr then-, 1,?:? ->0 ra?. "' ?**?.
weather that the hole? w->r^\at .th?
in water," he said. "The p<>otle F***
no clothes, and their onif food aM ^
rner has been a soup made from ?J^
"It is provint! ?hat the-,? wtt?
poison, and so people living or. ?hi.
are dying with slow and pecn-'i-Tr ??
ments. which are most terrible" *'"
To alleviate these condition*i the t
theran National Commission y-ariuJj
sent out to the 10.000 Lat'I'av
churches in America appeals foreS??
ing, each church being - -'.-?? ; ? /'
Last 400 pounds. Another req0?? J
for $100 from each church; to '
transport?t ion, buy new tfothin* -'*"'
and seed wheat. "'6' '?*5
The relief will go to all der.om:-i
tions, Jew-- and Christians alike w
will be distributed according to ?v
Tif'nri on!v
need only.
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