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High Price Cut
Sought in Idle
Land and Labor
Government Bureau Finds
Solution of Cost Issue
in?> Wider Utilization of
Resources Now Stagnant
Farm Promotion Urged
Elimination of Waste by
Coordination in Forests I
and Mines Is Advocated |
S'fu- York Tribune
Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20.?That the '{
high cost of living cannot be dealt
with permanently unless the problem
of unemployment is solved at the same
time, and that the increased produc?
tion necessary to solve both problems
cannot be obtained without making ;
idle lands and natufal resources more ;
accessible to labor, is the conclusion
reached in a report issued to-day by :
the Department of Labor on "Rmplqy- j
ment and Natural Resources." written ;
by Benton Mackaye, of the office of the ?
Secretary of Labor.
**o appreciable decrease in the cost
of livinp can be expected so long as
superficial factors only are dealt with,
Mr. Mackaye says. High prices of man?
ufactured products generally reflect i
either high prices for raw materials or !
lack of organization in transportation
and distribution. An effective policy
must start wth the land from which ?
the "extractive" industries draw raw ?
materials and must follow the subse- ?
quent industrial processes clear ;
through to the consumer.
A substantial increase in production
is unlikely. sa?ys the report, so long as
the average wage earner is unem?
ployed 20 per cent of his time and 50
per cent of our land and natural re
sources are unused. A scheme for '
bringing together these potential pro-!
ductive factors is presented. The main '?.
points involved in this scheme are the
1. Unemployed labor should wherever
possible be diverted to farm communi- !
ties established under public super- :
vision, thus relieving unemployment;
and increasing the supnly of foodstuffs. ?
These communities should be organized
so they do not consist of isolated farm
ers. They should be "concrete organi?
zations, and not assemblages of con?
flicting interests." They should be j
thoroughly equipped for cooperative
marketing and buying. Not only
should organization be applied to new j
communities, but the government .
should extend assistance toward organ- i
izing already existing communities.
2. Economic waste can be minimized ;
by a proper organization of forests
and mines. The lumber industry is i
not yet one of forestry, or "timber cul
ture," as it is in Europe. It is still one
of "timber mining." It is a tramp in?
dustry, and therefore a breeder of
tramps. The migratory lumber jack,
or "timber wolf," must remain a hobo
until the logging camp is supplented j
by the forest community. Forest and |
agricultural communities can often be !
organized together, and the report goes
into some detail in showing the possi?
bilities of developing such a combina?
tion in government atioal forests, both
i the Fast and in the West.
3. Power resources mus* bo organ?
ized under public control. Water
power must be coordinated with coal
power. Wherever possible the "white
coai" of falling water should be sub?
stituted for the black coal of the under?
ground. In this way a vast eneergy j
Best Autos in N.Y. City
At Fair and Honest Prices??
No Profiteering!
Demonstrations Given; Easy Payments
Cadillac. 1319. four Passenger; Cadillac. I
1918, Seven Passenger; Paekard ("3-35"*;
Peerless, If? I s Serles.
Owen-Magnetic Limousine: Daimler
"Silent Knlgnl Six" Liindaulelte; Locomo- j
biles <"is"). 1017 and 1016 Models.
Marinon, 1918; Stutzes, 191 h. 1917. 191?'
Speedsters. Runabouts anil Pour Passen?
gers; Liberty Towncars.
Chandlers. 1918-1917 ' Series; Bul.-k
"Six"; Oakland "Six"; Abbott "Six";
Hupmoblles, 1917; Baby De Dion.
Dodge, Klve Passenger; Super Hudsons
(Sodans, Touring, Limousine, etc.); many
others. S'i w Arrivals Daily.
Winter Body Famine
Sedans and Limousines Ex?
tremely Scarce!
Ue have them, liowover, and offer them
At Prices Surprisingly Low.
Have rom? real, hlgh-grado Sedans for
Parkards, Marnions, Locomobiles', Cadil?
lacs, etc. <>())<?] Bodies also in Stock.
Pul un chassis Complete.
Groat Sale of Tires This Week
for particulars see K\ k Telegram ad
vcrl nmt m.
?Jandorf Automobile Co.
Established In 1S09. Telephone. Circle 2476. !
1763 Broadway, near 57th St.
requiring insignificant labor effort ca
be placed at th? service of the people.
4. Transportation and marketing sys?
tems -must be organised- undaar public
control. The farm commuity should
be linked with the city market. Rail?
way, waterway and motor truck services
should be effectively coordinated.
Staples, such as milk, eggs, poultry,
fruit and vegetables, can, on 75 per
cent of the farms, he carried in small
containers and sent directly into the
cities by motor truck, thus relievig
the railways in the work of supplying
the urban population. Such shipments,
j when retailed to the city consumer
i through the parcel post, could go al
i most directly from farm to table.
j 6, The construction of public works
must be moro effectively organized.
The plans worked out in the report
I call for a large programme of road
?building, to be followed by "farm
! building" outside the cities. To carry I
out such of this work as is done under ]
the Federal government a public con?
struction service is suggested.
In prefacing the report Secretary
of Labor Wilson says the primary
requisite of any scheme of public land i
development is the "elimination of |
everything resembling- even remotely j
?the speculation in. or private appli- |
cation of natural or community made I
The report, therefqre, urges the ne- j
cessity for the adoption of the con?
servation principle of retarding in !
public hands the ultimate control of !
all atural resources, and for such re- \
striction of titles as is necessary to
prevent speculation. The adoption's of
the perpetual leasehold is recommended
as guaranteeing the right to use land ?
without including the right to barter it. |
Auto Drivers
Fight Death in
Blazing Racer
Continued from page I
colliding with the unmanageable ma?
chine as he flashed by. Suddenly be?
fore the column of dirt had subsided,
Mulford's car dashed up the incline
again, right in front of Ralph de
Palma who was driving a White Spe?
cial. Swerving his car in a desperate
effort. De Palma averted a collision,
and Mulford's. car continued upward
until it crashed into the fence. Be?
fore Mulford, and James Lee his me?
chanic, could get out their car backed
down the incline again. As it came
to a stop they jumped out unhurt.
Throughout the day De Palma was
pursued by ill luck. In the first race j
his Packard special broke a connecting
rod, and 'he entered the other races |
i nthe White car.
For 110 miles of the grinding 150
mile race Louis and Gaston Chevrolet
ran a neck-and-neck race far ahead of I
the rest of the field. At the end of
each twenty miles they alternated in
the lead. Then came the accident
which eliminated Louis.
Gaston won the race at an av?rasse
speed of 109 miles an hour after his
pit men had advised him by signal "to j
take it easy." In winning he broke ,
all world's records for time and' speed j
over the 150-mile course. The previous ]
record was established at Chicago on i
June 16, 1917, bv Ralph Mulford, whose \
time was 1 hour 2(3 minutes 14 91-100
seconds. Gaston Chevrolet's time yes?
terday was 1 hour 22 minutes ?541-5 ;
Joe Royer finished second, Ira Vail :
third and Art Klein fourth. All three ?
covered the 150 miles in better time j
than the old record. Toland Niehol
son was fifth, Denney Ilickey sixth,
Ralph Mulford seventh and William |
Veters was called off.
Virgniian Is Arrested
On Musscian's Charge \
H. L. Kirby Accused of Obtain-1
ing J. I. C. Peterson's Money
by False Pretences
Hugh Lee Kirby. of Harpers Ferry, I
Va., temporarily living at the Hotel j
Vanderbilt, was arrested yesterday by
Deputy Sheriff Charles Kramer in an
action brought by John A. C. Peterson,
of 123 West Forty-fourth Street, to
recover $15,185 which Peterson says
he turned over to Kirby on alleged
false representations by the latter
regarding the great money-making
possibilities of the New Virginia Svn- I
dicate. Kirby gave Sheriff Knott $2,500 j
cash bail and was released. Peterson
is a musician, and he said in his com- |
plaint that the money he invested wit> I
Kirby represented his entire fortune,
and he even borrowed all he could i
from friends to take advantage of the
golden opportunity.
According to Peterson, Kirby sold |
him what purported to be three one !
per cent interests in the profits of the j
New Virginia Syndicate which it was
to receive from the consolidation of '
550,000 acres of coal lands, which were ;
embraced in ninety-one coal mines that
had a gross annual output of 9,000,000
Kirby, it is alleged, represented that I
j a syndicate of bankers, including
! Kuhn, Loeb & Co., J. & W. Seligman,
j Guggenheim & Bros., and Bernhard,
j Scholle & Co., had underwritten the ,
i property for $50,000,000 and that, j
! $2,500,000 had been deposited with the I
Kanawha Banking and Trust Company !
of Charleston, S. C.
Girl Disappears After
Losing Place as a Typist !
I Charles Piper, 564 Ninth Avenue, :
! Astoria, reported to the Police Bureau
? of Missing Persons yesterday that his
j daughter. Rose, twenty-three, disap- .
I peared Monday, two days after she had
? lost her place as a typist in the offices
| of tho Federal Council of Churches in .
Miss Piper is 5 feet 7 inches in
height and weighs 143 pounds. She has
a slight impediment of speech. Her
complexion is fair and her hair brown
and waving. When she left home she !
wore a blue taffeta hat, a blue serge ?
coat, a blue-end-white waist, a green j
plaid skirt and brown laced shoes.
THERE is a concern in this city
that wants to employ yon?your
training, your experience, your quali?
fications are exactly the kind they
need. Perhaps they are advertising
For you in to-day's Tribune. Turn
to the Classified Advertising Col?
umns now and sec.
Rescuing Auto Racers From Wreck
Ralph Mulford and his mechanic, James Lee, being taken practically unhurt from smashed auto which broke
titre rod going two miles a minute at Sheepshead Bay races.
Health Chief
Plans for Fight
? On Influenza
Inspection of All School
?Children is Bc?h?? Made
and Teachers Instructed,
.Says Dr. R. S. Copehuul
Dr. Royal Copeland, Commissionoi
of Health, yesterday gave out ;?
statement outlining In detail plans and
preparations developed by his depart?
ment in anticipation of a possible out
break of influenza during the fall and
winter month.'-'.
"A rigorous daily inscction of all
school children is being math?, and the
teachers are beim; given careful in?
struction to enable.them to recognize
symptons suggestive of acute respira?
tory disease." said Commissioner Cope
land. "A careful circular of instruc?
tion will be distributed through the
schol children for the information of
their parents or guardians. '
Dr. Copeland, who announced that
his health inspector:; liad been in?
structors had been instructed to en?
force ?he section of the Sanitary Code
concerning conditions of soda foun?
tains and restaurants, said that a con?
ference would be held this week with
the proprietors of soda water estab?
lishments for the discussion of the
"wisdom of amending the Sanitary
Code and providing for the use of
paper cups, instead of the ordinary
drinking glass which, if poorly washed,
may transmit germ:-, of disease."
More Than Average Expected
Dr. Copeland said thai while "there
may be no such number of cases of
influenza as to warrant calling it an
epidemic," but aded that in "all hu?
man probability there will be many
more than the average number of
Doctor Copeland urged that persons
willing to volunteer as nurses or at?
tendants or in other capacities enroll
with the Health Department.
While admitting "frankly that the
scientilic world is very much at sea as
regards the particular germ respon?
sible for influenza," Doctor Copeland
said, the results of vaccination, as
carried on in New York State and in
the army last year had shown "some
"At least there have been fewer
cases of pneumonia in the vaccinated
persons . . ." he continued. "Prob?
ably more than ninety per cent of all
deaths reported from influenza last
year resulted from the secondary
pneumonia. . . . l"e Department of
Health has prepared a vaccine contain?
ing the germs of the various types of
pneumonia and the several forms of
streptococci as well as the influenza
baccilus itself. Whatever good results
were met with last year will certainly
follow the use of this particular vac?
cine. In some cases at least it will
render immunity against the fatal com?
plication of influenza, 'there is very
little reaction from its use and the in?
dividual who takes the vaccine can go
about his ordinary affairs.
Free Vaccine Available
"The Health Department is prepared
to give this vaccine to the private
physician of any person who wishes it
and is also prepared to administer it
to the poor at the Board of Health
"A conference was held this week in
the Health, Department, attended by
Dr. William H. Park, director of Hoard
of Health leboratories; Dr. George W.
.McCoy, of the United States Health
Service; Dr. M. .1. Rosenau, of Harvard
University, and Dr. K. 0. .Ionian, of
Chicago University. These eminent
gentlemen decided to bend every effort
toward the study of the so-called in?
fluenza baccillus, the filterable viruses
and the pneumococci, as possible fac?
tors in common ..dds and influenza
leading to pneumonia."
The Health Commissioner urges the
i prompt treatment of common colds and
! immediate reporting of all eases of in
j fluenza to the health officials, calling
I on all citizens t?? assist in the enforce
: ment of "anti-spitti;ig laws, laws relat
! ing to dry sweeping and in every way
? possible to assist the department in
I making the city as clean and sanitary
as it may possibly be."
Warns Against "Alarm"
Doctor Copeland says he does not
wish the public to be "alarmed or so
disturbed that the idinary duties can?
not be well performed." The City of
New York failed to do many of the con?
ventional things during the epidemic
last year, he said. "It did not close the
schools, the churches or the theatres.
I realize that in this community . . .
it is futile to warn ugainst over?
crowded places.
"Unquestionably, however, our pea?
pie, by reason of the daily necessity of
going into crowded places, have de?
veloped a certain degree of immu?
nity ag.. nst respiratory diseases. I
thoroughly believe that had our 6,000,
000 people been taken out of New York
City last fall and a population of the
same size brought in from the country
(he deaths would have been twice as
great. We have developed this im?
munity and in this particular disease it
is we'i'i for us that we have it.
"In spite of our unconventional
methods, of last year it is gratifying to
know thai oui' death rate was the low?
est of all 1 ho eastern cities and. in
deed, among the lowest, if not the low?
est, of any great city in the world."
60 Per 1,000 Here
romo cities showing a death rate of
100 or more a 1,000, according to Doc?
tor Copeland, were Albany; Boston,
Philadelphia, Nashville, Washington.
Pittsburgh, New Oneans and Fall
River. In all those cities the schools
and churches were closed, he adds,
"(in the other hand in Xcw York
City, whore we went about our affairs
in the ordinary way and yet gave every
possible precaution to sanitary condi?
tions. I ho deat rato was only sixty a
On thou ncl Passenger
Ships Set a Record
Travel to Cuba is ?Unusually
Heavy as Result of Gains
in Island Trade
According to the Surveyor of the
Port, inore outgoing vessels were
cleared yesterday than on any other
single day since restrictions on civilian
travel were abrogated. Following are
some of the ships which sailed from I
New York:
The Adriatic, for Southampton, 2,225
passengers ; La Touraine, for Havre,!
990 passengers; the Oscar II. for Co?
penhagen, 645 passengers; the Mexico,
for Havana, 184 passengers; the Wa-1
co?ta, for Mexican ports, 31 passen?
gers; the Brizos, ?'or Porto Rico, 170
passengers; the Caracas, for Venezuela,
55 passengers; the Munamar, for An- j
tilla, Cuba, 101 passengers; the Buenos
Aires, for Havana, 10?) passengers; the
Montevideo, for Spain, ,'i00 passengers,
and the General Gorgas, for Panama,
23 passengers.
The number of passengers on the
vessels bounil for Cuban ports was un?
usually large for so early in the sea?
son, and steamship officials attributed
il largely to increased business rela?
tions between the United States and
Cuba. Most of the passengers were
representatives of American business
houses oa their way to compete with
English grins for the business of the
islam!. On board the Mexico was Pablo
<.',. Menocal, brother <>f the President of
Cuba and a member of the Cuban
House of Representatives. He was ac?
companied by Se?ora Menocal and their
Last Officer of 27th
Home With 1,060 Troops
Two French (?iris Arrive loi
Become Governesses in
American Families
Major C. VV. the last officer of the
27th. Division to leave France, arrived
here yesterday on t rn? Cunar?! line!
Valacia. He is an old cavalry otlicer
of the National Guard and lives in
Rochester. When the 27th Division ar?
rived in France he was transferred to
the 102d Supply Train, cofhposed of
men from New York City.
The civilian passengers* on the Eng?
lish 7cs.,ei. besides the 1,000 troops on
board, were Anne Marie Guille, ciph
teen years old, formerly a school
teacher at Coulon, and Leoni Guorcoff,
twenty-one years old, who taught
school at St. Marc. The French girls
arc to be governesses in the families
of two American officers. Mile. Guille
is to tutoi the children of Major Tobin
and both girls will accompany the
major to Rochester.
? Among the officers on board the
Valacia was Major Francis W. Brad?
ley, of Columbia, S. C, who for bravery
in action was decorated with the high?
est militar} awards of Belgium, France
and England. Major Bradley went
oversea.- with the 30th Division and
subsequently was transferred to the
headquarters detachment of th 1st
Division. He also served as a member
of the Armistice Commission. *.
One of the units on board, the 330th
Service Battalion, was the last negro
regiment to sail as a unit from France.
The remaining negro troops will return
as cas?las.
Millmen Get increase
PERTH AMB()Y, N. J.. ?Sept. 20.?The
American Smelting & Refining Com?
pany announced to-day a voluntary in?
crease of wages for unskilled labor,
which raises u ?; fay of nearly 2,000
workmen from 12 to -45 cents an hour.
The rate of pay in 1901 when the com?
pany .vas established here, was 12 to
11 cents an hour.
N.J. FuVic utility Commission Fired
5c Trolley Fare Restored
\\ 11 B X
Warren C. King Is Governor
Vote for him in the X. J. Republican
Primaries September 23d.
C A Blopiiineld, Pr?s. King League.
r? tot hi G, & At "I mow, iiouu* Utvvk. ?a. i.
3 More Confess
They Shared in
surance Graft
Assistant District Attorney
Says He Will Ask for In
dirtments This Week of
the Men So Far Involved
Alfred .1. Talley. Assistant District j
Attorney who has been investigating1
testimony concerning the "shaking j
down" of workmen seeking lump sum
settlements from the State Insurance
Fund, brought out at the State Indus- j
trial Commission inquiry in City Hall, !
announced yesterday that he had ob
"tained three new confessions concern?
ing graft in connection with the Bu?
reau of Workmen's Compensation. *
These confessions supplement public
admissions in City Hall last week by .
William A. Herman, .accused employe
of the commission, who gave in detail
the plans under which a ring of
crooked employes and former em?
ployes of the commission operated.
The new confessions, according to !
Mr. Talley, who withheld the names ?
of the persons who made them, are
from two different employes and one
present employe of the commission.
They were obtained early yesterday
morning, after all-night examinations
in the District Attorney's office.
How Money Was "Split"
The confessions, said Mr. Talley,
give details of how workmen were in
. duced to "split" awards for injuries
under the State Insurance Fund. Not;
only were workmen w.ho had no lepiti
mate claims instructed by a ring of i
grafters, inside and outside the com- ?
mission, how to act and testify before
the commission and medical examiners,'
hut workmen who had legitimate claims !
were discouraged when they first ap?
plied, and later, after they had prom-'
ised to "split" with the grafters, were!
urged tn reassert their demands.
The revelations show that one man
i paid $1,000 to ?i grafter for collecting|
a $:t,000 award for a broken rib.
Mr. Talley told of a workman em?
ployed by a sugar refinery who had a
finger amputated as the result of in-'
juries received outside of his work.1
He hat! admitted this ,to a physician,:
Mr. Talley said, and when he first ap
'? peared before Herman, who was then |
acting as a claim examiner, was -1 is- i
couraged. Cater, according to Mr. Tal?
ley, after he had been "fixed" by a|
saloonkeeper, his claim was jammed
through for $1,500, which, the confes?
sions indicate, was split among two I
employees and two former employees;
of the commission.
It Went Five Ways
An award of $200 ?m'en for doctors' !
fees was s:*lit rive ways, between two I
employes, two former employes of the j
commission and the saloonkeeper who I
had arraigned for the shakedown. The ?
confessions indicate? that not only were j
the grafters preying on workmen, but
they even "double-cross'ed" each other, :
louble-cross'ed" each other, '
said Mr. Talley.
He said he had also obtained confes.- !
sions confirming Herman's revelations !
of how the ?-rafters operated in the of- !
tices of the commission, "tipping oft'"'
confederates on insured claimants who
were entitled to lump awards so that
they might be "shaken down."
Jeremian F. Connor, special commis?
sioner appointed by the Governor to in?
vestigate the commission, and Miles
Dawson, counsel to the commissioner,
were in conference with Mr. Talley yes?
Mr. Talley said he probably would
ask the o-rand jury for indictments this
tu a !>?uer to Nicholas Ctokes. executive
committee chairman of the Auxiliary Corps .
of the Fire Department, Commissioner Dren
nan explains thai the d?la-, ??i distributing
service button-? o the aux i I ?a tie., is due to
the absence ?if Deputy Commissioner Eli
Joseph in taly.
Sailors of the Italian battleship Conte di
Cavour will be ihe guests at se\erai entei
tainments to be given for then? during the
week by the War Camp Community Service.
Parties of sailors will be taken on sightsee?
ing trips each day this week.
Samuel Tapa, twenty-nine, of P"0 East
100th Street, was shot in the abdomen, and
Leonardo Orsto. twenty-four, of 1!'3U Second ?
Avenue, who is alleged to hav declared Tapa
had run away with his sister-in-law, whose
husband was killed in France, was arrested.
Antique Furniture Exchange
6 East 33d St., near 5th Av.
t.?rgest aii?! most attractive Antique
shop In town. Not alone because ot
10* charming i?*thibiis of tiie "Old '.
Master" Cabinetmakers, hut also the
nmarhably . low prices at which they
I. Highboy*. Desks. Folding Top
Card tan1?". Four I'0"' ""'l Sapoteo? Bids
itv'n and ?Imbles sizes Sideboards, D.n.ng
Tibies riiiiii? Cabinets. Library Taules, Uouk- .
rasei, Dressers. Davenports. Divans. Chairs,
up at about hau* a'lnal value. Don't allow any.
thlni to prevent you (rom seeing and convincing .
Factory "Gift"
Has $300,000
String Tied On
i Jewelry Striker? Discover
They Must Pay Value of
Equipment to Get Plant
and "Soviet" Plan Fades
Call Owner's Offer Bluff
Goldsmith Says He Will
TakeTheir Note and Serve
as Manager for 6 Months
The vision of soviet factory rule in
; New York which arose along Gold
? .Street and the East River waterfront
j on Friday was dissipated when it bc
! came known that Goldsmith, Stern &
j Co., jewelers, were really willing to
I surrender their plant to the striking
employes, but for $300.000. The em
employes had interpreted the firm's
[ offer, made the day before, to surrender
' the plant to them as meaning the plant
, would be given them free, and accord
: ingly sent, a committee yesterday to sec
! August Goldsmith, head of the firm,
I at its offices, 33 Gold Street, to notify
; him that the employes were ready to
; accept the offer, but under one condi?
tion that Mr. Goldsmith and his part?
ners clear out immediately instead of
remaining six months as originally sug?
The committee consisted of August
j N'emser, Frank Adams, Fred Joose,
| Charles Werner and William Kolarik.
: They were taken aback when informed
I that 'they bad not understood the ocer
i properly, that they needed $300,000 be
I fore they could take charge. "We are
| ready to take over your plant and to
I pay you the 10 per cent you say you
j are making on your investment," the
j committee told Mr. Goldsmith. "We
[ thank you for your kind oger of acting
as our business representative for six
< months, but we believe we can get a
better one." The deal was not closed. \
Say Others Pay More
Earlier in the day the committee
made the following statement:
"Referring to Mr. Goldsmith's state- ;
ment, reported in the morning papers. :
that he had offered to turn over the ?
factory to the employes and run it for
them, we have this to say:
"We will take it over quite willingly,
if Mr. Goldsmith will turn it over
entirely and clear out himself. He says
he has been making only a 10 per cent i
margin of profit and cannot afford to
pay us more. There are other firms of
jewelry manufacturers that are paying
100 to 300 per cent more wages than
he does. The. International Jewelers' j
Union has the facts and figures. There
are more than 180 men on strike at
the firm of Goldsmith, Stern & Co.
Their average pay has been $22.50 a
week, whereas the lowest , in other!
shops ?s $44 a week and ranging up to
$60 for the same kind of work."
The strike committee denied vigor?
ously that the strikers were Bolsheviki.
Tn fact, they said they did not know?
what "Bolsheviki" meant. They said
they acted purely under a business im- ;
pulse in inviting Mr. Goldsmith and ;
his partners to leave, maintaining!
that the men could run the plant much :
more profitably than the firm if the t
claim of the firm that it was not mak- j
ing more than 10 per cent on its in- ?
vestment is true. They denied, how-i
ever, that this was really the margin
of profit, asserting that it was much j
larger. Later at a meeting: of the ]
strikers in the Pulitzer Building, S. M. |
Beardsley, leader of the strikers, said
that the men were not Bolsheviki, but
that "if conditions continue in the
United States the way they have
been millions will become Bolsheviki
without knowing that they are Bol
sheviki." He charged that the firm's
offer of selling the plant to the em- |
ployes for $300,000 was not made in |
good faith, as the firm knew that the j
men were unable to raise that sum.
Goldsmith's Version
Mr. Goldsmith's version of the con?
ference between himself and the strike
committee on the matter of the strik- j
ers taking over the plant is as follows: .
"I told them," said Mr. Goldsmith,??
"that all they had to do was to buy I
the tools, dies and machinery at its !
appraised value, I accepting their notes i
and a mortgage on a third and as- :
suming all debts and liabilities myself, I
and would give them a bill of sale and
see what they could do with it. I also
said I would come in and manage the ?
place for them for sTx months at no
salary, and after that would retire and j
agree not to re?nter the jewelry trade
"to compete with them.
" have been in the business forty !
years and have always run an open !
shop. Jewelry making is an art and '
not a trade and should not be invaded j
by the unions. Many of my older
craftsmen who love their art refuse to
have anything to do with the unions. :
?These union men are mad the whole ?
country is mad ?with Bolshevism."
In reply Mr. Beardsley said that !
"while jewelry workers regard them- :
selves as artists they do not intend to j
share the average artist's fate?that of
living on half rations." Mr. Beardsley !
asserted that the jewelry trade |
throughout the country is well organ
?zed, 3f>0 of the biggest plants in this j
city alone being unionized.
Again Selling at
Pre-War Prices
George and
Martha Washington
had to wear a plate made from gold j
or silver instead of having the comfort \
of the natural and convenient crown
and bridge work such as is done to-day,
so skilfully by Dr. Hoyt. Our crown
and bridge work is the acme of per?
fection in modern dentistry and is
done scientifically bv Dr. Hovt.'
Dr. L J. HOYT, Dentist,
FULTON ST. (Near Jay or Smltb
Street), Brooklyn.
Beautiful Artificial Gum 3ff)a of Toeth.
Gold Crowna and Bridge Work. Natural
teeth restorc'i by filling or inlay?.
Examination and 'Estimate? Free.
Teeth Kxlracted Without Pain.
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Naturalization Laws
Amendment Proponed
County Clerk Schneider Think?
Al! Members of Family
Should Have Papers
County Clerk William F. Schneider
! announced yesterday that he is work
| ing for the amendment of the naturali
' nation laws, so that all members of
I the family of a naturalized citizen may
[ receive naturalization papers. During
| the registration for service in the
I army and navy thousands of young
j men were not. certain whether or not
they were citizens, as they had no
; evidence that their father had been
\ naturalized.
"Many persons lose their papers,"
I said Mr. Scheneider, "and some ol
j them make no effort to have ?hem ro
? laced. Freouently this causes trouble.
Jnder the present system proof of
' citizenship can be obtained only at
! heavy expense and loss of time."
There are now in New York County
I awaiting final examination for citizen?
ship 5,000 Germans, Austrians and
' Hungarians. These applicants must
\ wait until the Department of Justice
! completes its investigation of the
j qualifications and character of each
! applicant. Congress has marie no ap
'', propriation for work of the Natural i -
\ zation Hureau of the County Clerk's
office and this, Mr. Schneider said, is
causing delay. He will ask Presiding
Justice Clarke, of the Appellate Di?
vision, to assign a. justice of the Su?
preme Court to hear the petitions.
More Clinics for Poor
Urged at Conference
Death Rate for Infants Reduced
1 From ,'$7to 11 Per Thousand,
Civic Worker Reports
educational questions were dis?
cussed at the Citv Clui? yesterday by
representatives of civic organizations.
The conference was called by Lionel
Sutro, chairman of the City ('lui?
school.-; committee.
Bailey B. Burritt, director o? the
Association for Improving the Condi?
tion of the- Poor, urged immediate es?
tablishment of dental, eye, throat and
nose clinics and advocated clinics and
classes tor prospective mothers.
"We know," said Mr. Burritt, "that
pre-natal education and obstetrical
care will cut the death rate of infants
under one month more than one-half
and wil save the lives r-f many moth?
ers. The death rate, fcr example, of
444 babies born in the last few months
in a middle downtown district, whose
mothers had received pre-natal care
from the association's nurses, was 11
per 1,000 children born, as compared ,
with 37 per 1,000 children born the
average for the population of greater
New York."
Mrs. J. W. Erich, of the Federation
for Child Study, urged that' labor or?
ganizations such?as the Central Fed?
erated Union, Amalgamated Carmen*.
Workers and the Women's Trade Union
League be invited to confer with the
civic organizations represented at the
S. Straubenmuller, associate Super?
intendent of Schools, said the great
obstacle that the Board of Education
faces is lack of funds and the diffi?
culty of making the Bo.?id of Estimate
see that they are needed.
Another conference will take place
at the Citv Club at 4 o'clock Septem?
ber 29.
Campaign Planned to
Retain Jobs for Women
Nation-Wide Move Starts Friday
to Abolish Alleged Dis?
A nation-wide campaign to abolish
alleged discriminations against women
in the public services was announced
here yesterday by Mrs. Anna Martin
('rocker, president of the Federation of
Women's Civil Service Organizations.
The campaign will be launched at the
Fifth convention i <of the Federation,
which will open here next Friday.
The campaign will be based on an
investigation made rece:?* y by Miss
May B. Upshaw, assistant chief ex?
aminer of the Municipal Civil Service
Commission. Miss Upshaw reported
that throughout the country qualified
women were being excluded from civil
service examinations nad appointments,
both Federal, state and municipal, at
the arbitrary will of appointing of?
Miss Upshaw's report has been print?
ed in pamphlet form and is being dis
tributed by the National American
Woman Suffrage Association and the
Federation of Business and Profes?
sional Women's Clubs.
War Stamp Sale Increase
Proves Economy in I\,S.
?New York- Tribune
Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20.?The people
of the country are settling down to
careful uying as one of the effective
means of combatting the high cost of
living, William M. Lewis, director of
the savings division of the Treasury
Department, said to-day
Mr. Lewis's statement is based upon
the fact that the money saved and in?
vested in war savings stamps in Au?
gust was 20 per cent greater in amount
than in June, and that the sales for
September promise to show an even
greater increase.
Country Answers
Texas Appeal; Dead
In Storm Now 386
Contributions fur Corpm
Christi Sufferers Likely
lo Aggregate $5,000,000;
Crops Main I \ Destroyed
CORPUS CHRISTI, Te .;.-?-. Sept. 20.^
Actual funds or assurancee of finanria!
support for rehabilita) 01 of storm
swept Corpus ( hristi nr- coming ?n
from every part of the
officials estimating tha* the total gr
the present rate might reach $5,000,000
Roy Miller, chairman of -
relief committee, said the country-wid?
response to the appeal for aid ?wi Px.
ceeded expectation . it cautioned
against any impression that the need
for funds had been entirelj met.
"With the drouth ? two year?
previous t?? 1918 manj merchants an<j
residents suffered great r,-Vpric< from
which they had not r? :overcd. even
j with tii" banner crops of : 118," Mr
Miller said, "and centare
of the crop this > ??-. - ?
the storm, as it had no1 all bcea
Known Head No? ?86
The number of knowi
was 386, but many pers? us ?? re of the
opinion that it wou d be
number when all of tl. ? .- &n<j
wreckage had bei tl ?roughly
According to a tal i -.. ?
by the pi inc pal
clothing and I in
"tituU' the immedial i of the
refugees, and th nation
were called upon to rei stance.
The foo'i situation wa
There i 3 roman co a too, -
the passing of some of I ? irm vic?
tim-, as in the case of ?
Captain and Mrs. B. M
far from the army res! cai
where Captain Egelai
mand. With two soldi? rs fa] ? Eg*.
land and his wife tarted to waa?
through the rapidly r er waters, Mr
Egeland wearing th?
available. Capta E?
water prot beyrond ; c h- -,
fatigued he was unab e to keep afloat,
and seeing his p] g '.hr-.-.i
away her life pre;
arms about ; ; ni a . : they
were swepl out ?l ' Both
bodies have b i i
Girl Thought of I'urse 1 irst
Miss Anita Mulla ter of ?: r>
district judge at Laredo, cas, -
carrie?! four miles N'euces H,iv
by the tidal wave and ! ... dumped
on a sand bar near W iii P nt. About
her neck she had suspei led a purse
containing $27 l. Sh? ! this.
then lapsed into ness,
Two sean!.?-: - found .
reached for the pur
:)<"x to her identity. tin 7
her dead, - . ind ? ?th
a weak "that's n I the ?)i;r?e.
Miss Muliai; :as ? : near?
by hou se jus- . eforc ?
giant wave washed ? bar that
ha?i been hi
Eight sold '.rantrf.
who had drifte ! on reckag -
for mile? during the it n and had
suffered sever? y from exposure and
hunger, were .. t hi rt foi med cal
Stefimship \ ulhunvrti
Known ?o Have Been
Los! With 146 Lives
MADRID, S pt. - nches re?
ceived here from ?' 1 onfirm the
sinking of ' he Span '< li?
ba ne ra with the loss of : ??? lives in
the tr?pica! storm whici ?aged over
the Gulf of Mexico idjacent
waters !a<< wc ek She < ' ir
first-class passengers, An tasio Saenz,
a Havana merchant, lildren,
Marie. Terese and Ji re ?ere
five second-class passeng? 1 ? and sixty
four third class.
Th.- captain of the \ a ba?era was
Ramon Martin, and the s: ip's compl??
ment included three officers, a chap?
lain, six under officers, four doctors,
five engineers, seven ... ?ors, seven
stewards, nine electricians, one chic'
steward, eight cook.-, tv, my seamen
and two maids.
The maji rity ? f 1 . ? passemzera
wire ?*rom Malaga, Spain, oil their
way to employment abroad.
Governor Hears Bank Ca?e
Extradition on 826,000 Fraud
Charge I> Granted
Governor Smith took evidence in
District Attorney Swann" 1 tfic? yester?
day in the reoueste tradition of
Daniel .I. Cas?.--, wanted in aBltimor*
on ;i warrant char^in 1 with pon
spiracy to defraud the Baltimore bank?
ing house of Cockran and Company, of
$20,000, by means o? . ;d <"18'
honest stock transaction. .
William J. H:ss.!:. junior partner 0
the ban h i:i" concern. testified 'r-a'
Casey introduced hin self at the bank
as "Captain Thomas W. Brown," and
induced* him to bu\ certain mining
Governor Smith signed the extradi?
tion papers, with the I pulation that
they would not become operative until
a writ of habeas corous - argued m
the SuDreme Court Wedn sday.
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