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Education Post fTo Join Times Comi an h imissioner Will Retire fan. 1 From State Serv? ice and Take Up Advisory, end Editorial Position Reluctant to Change Now Seek' s to Have Part in Solving Great Problems of Day and Generation, He Says I Bpental Dispatch to The Tribun? ALBANY', Nov. 18.~Dr. John II. Fin ley, 1 State Educational Commissioner, todajr tendered his resignation to the State Board of Regents. Dr. Finley willlretire from offi;e on January 1, to enter an important advisory and edi? torial r^ation with The New York Tim^s. Df. Finley became Commissioner of Education in January, 1913. His suc? cessor will be named by the Board of Regents probably at it? next meeting, in t$e last week of December. The post pay^ $10,000 a year. In submitting his resignation, Dr. Finley declared that the itead?y growing administration de? mands made upon the Commissioner of Edueation made it impossible for him to continue his work of a public nature outside the education department. "I" am reluctant to narrow the field of rrfy interest and to devote myself, as would be necessary, wholly or chiefly, to administrative details, especially now that the lines of development have been! so largely determined," he said. Rural School Situation "I'have thought that I should not be reaching my maximum usefulness in this: position for two or three years, and -I have been wishing to remain, especially until the rural school situa? tion ?had been improved and a better working relationship reached in the cities, but these ae in the way of be? ing acomplished through the Committee of Twenty-one-and the joint committee of Regents and Mayors, the Legislative Committee r.nd Children's Code Com? mittee, assisted by my competent as? sociates. "?Moreover, there has come to me. entirely unsought and unanticipated, an invitation to take a position in ?n cther field in which 1 think I can be even'more helpful to the general caus? O? education. I have given this invita? tion'consideration for several months, apprieciatnis the opportunity which it opened to me. yet finding myself un? willing to leave this position which is to mje the office of greatest opportunity ?ml honor in the field of public educa? tion^ and tr sever the happy relations which I have enjoyed with the Board of Regent?, with the department, and with^the educational officers and teat*h ers *>f thi-, state. I have declined to consider several presidential and other positions ir the educational fie'd be CiiU'-e no other has seemed comparable with this, but I havc come at last to the view that I can be of greater serv ict in the important editorial position unexpectedly open t^> me, and that the department may itself be ultimately e<i-<-* '?"> ? ! by my taking this step. "My conscience would trouble me in leaving this fie'd if I did not feel that haviftr served almost thirty years in It, in one or another capacity, I may re;ufn to the profession for whieh I especially prepared myself and in which I hope that I may not only be cf service to thosj who are teaching the childien and youth to face the problems of the next generation, but ?ay also have a part In solving the srreat problems of my own day and generation. I believe that the press bas to-day the supreme opportunity not only tj help immediately the cause ?f sound education, but also to keep before th<> public the high objects toward which the schools are looking." Thirty Years in Service Dn Finley is fifty-seven years old, ? native of Illinois and has given more than thirty years to the service of humanity. In 1889, two years after he graduated from Knox College, he be? came' secretary of the State Charities Aid Association of this city. From 1892 to 1899 he was president of Knox Col? lege.; He was professor of politics at Princeton from 1900 to 1903 when he became president o:' the College of the City of New York. After holding that post for ten years he btcame Commissioner of Education of the State of New York and presi cent of the University of the State of New York. He has received honorary degrees from a dozen colleges and uni? versities and decorations from several governments. He has served on numer? ous boards whose objects were educa? tional or charitable and has acted as mediator in industrial disputes. In 1917 he was sent to France on an ?ducational mission. The following year he became a member of the Amer? ican Army Educational Commission. In 1918 and 1919 he acted as American Red Cross Commissioner for Palestine and the Near East. Grandmother Says Girl Stole $11,000 in Bonds Granddaughter Declares Securi tit^ Belonged to Aunt, Who Had Given Power of Attorney Mies Rose H. Conrxdl, twenty years old, living at the Hotel Touraine, Brooklyn, was arraigned yesterday in the Adams Street Court on a charge of grand larceny. She said that her father was William F. Connell, a Brooklyn attorney, living at 211 Con? gress Street. The complainant against Miss Con? nell was her grandmother, Mrs. Hannah Connell, of 211 Congress Street, who cnarged her granddaughter with the theft of $11,000 in Liberty bond?. Mrs. Connell, who is eighty three years old, went with the girl to the Franklin Trust Company, 166 Mon? tague Street, on October 23, and with? drew the bonds from a safe deposit vault there. She told her granddaugh? ter to deposit the bonds in the Federal Reserve Bank in her (Mrs. Connell's) T name Instead of doing thin, its wi\b charged ?.hat Misa Conncll deposited $10,000' worth of the bond? in her own name ? i nnd kept a ? 1,000 bond, which she i i cashed. In court Miss Council said ! I that- the bonds wore tho property of an j aunt, Miss Nora K. Connell, who is at present in a hospital at Amityvillo, L. I., a.nl that she had power of attorney! j to act for her aunt. She sai?) that she I i used the $1,000 bond which she cashed | | to pay some billa for her aunt, i The case is to be brought for trial j , on Monday. j ^ -_-_ ? City Criticized for Injustices to Those Seeking Drug Cifre t - I Persons at Ri&ers Island Voluntarily Said to Get Same Treatment as Pa I tients Charged With Crime ? Special Dispatch to The Tribtmti j ALBANY, Nov. 18.?Criticism of the I treatment of drug addicts who on their own volition have been committed to the farm maintained by the Ciry of ! New York on Hiker's Island is made in' i a report by Commissioner John S. Ken I nedy of the State Prison Commission, , who says that insufficient differentia? tion is made between the self-commit i ted addicts and those convicted of i crime. , "It was found," says the report, ? "that'?while the self-committed addicts i had a separate dormitory and a sepa? rate table, they were placed almost on : the same basis as those serving crimi? nal sentences. They wear the same ; unifoim, are under the same disciplino '< and are subject to the same punish I ment as the criminals. Also they suf | fer fiom the lack of proper laundry facilities, necessary lighting in the dormitories and other necessities." "Among the self-committed addicts," continues the report, "there is a com ; plaint that they have been committed j under a false understanding." I They stated that a representative of ; the city Department of Health assured j them they would be committed only for | sixty days, whereas the rules of the jn ; stjtution state that no patipnt is al I lowed hirf freedom until the lapse of j 100 days. This rule is carried out. The matter was called to the atten I '.ion of Chief Magistrate McAdoo, who j replied, in part: "Some time ago I wrote to the Com ' missioner of Correction, earnestly urg ' ing that proper separation for these classes be made. "Wo have a number of cases where the self-committed patients have pro? tested against beine obliged to asso? ciate with those who were sentenced for criminal offenses. "A great many addicts who come to this office are sent here by the Depart? ment of Narcotic Drug Control, and I inform them fully as to the time they will have to stay on the island. If they remain beyond that time thoy have been deceived. If not, they have no cause for complaint. "If a man came here and told me he was a rich man, and wanted to be committed to Kiker's Island, I know of no reason why he should not go. There is a provision whereby he could pay the city for his beard and keep, and he might conclude that he would receive better treatment there than at a pri? vate sanatorium." In n report made December 31, l?lft, by Commissioner Kennedy, the atten? tion of the Commissioner of Correction and the Health Commissioner of the City of Now York was called to the fact that on Riker'a Idl-ind cr.ly one physician was employed, with no j trained nurses to assist in the treat? ment of the 342 addicts in the institu? tion at that time; while at the River? side Hospital, which at the time was devoted solely to drug addicts, seven physicians, 105 nurses and s'.x assist? ants were employed to care for 400 patients. Kramer Acquitted of Murder A jury in the Court of Common Pleas, Jersey City, yesterday returned a verdict of not guilty in the case of Ernest Kramer, who was charged with the murder of Michael Reiliy, of 421 Monroe Street, Hoboken. Kramer said I that he shot in self-defense. Cadets Broke No-Hazing Vow, Scales Asserts Annapolis Superintendent Says "Running" Has Been Countenanced by Officers and He Means to Stop It Denies Punishment Tales Says None of Accused Will Be Kept From Army Game; Situation Well in Hand Special Dispatch to The Tribune ANNAPOLIS, Md., Nov. 18,?Rear Ad? miral A. H. Scales, superintendent of the Naval Academy, issued a statement this afternoon concerning the extent to which hazing has been practiced at the institution, the action he had taken to suppress it and general disciplinary conditions among the midshipmen. He denied some of the statements which had been published recently. Admiral Scales said tha? action he had taken was in pursuance of duties : imposed upon him by the laws of the nation and that he would continue to i take such action as was necessary. He ? raid he was absolutely opposed to haz? ing in' every form. The Admiral de? clared that hazing, instead of having a ; good effi-ct upon the midshipmen and increasing their knowledge of the dis? ciplino, as defenders of the practice have contended, was most harmful. He characterized hazing us "on organized effort in defianee of discipline and the ! laws of the land." The admiral declared that all the i midshipmen now In the academy had pledged themselves in the most solemn j way to abstain from all hazing, whether ? termed "running" or anything else, ? and that "running," which consists of ? hazing without physical violence, was ? within the definition of hazing as adopted by Congress, Members of the present first and sec- I ond classes made a voluntary promise last year to abstain from all hazing and running and members of the see- : ond and third classes signed a state? ment in which they acknowledged that they understood thut the oath taken by them upon admission placed this obli- I gation upon them. Members of the j fourth class were informed to the same ! effect by Admiral Scales before they took the oath of admission. In spite of this some hazing has ! taken place and the superintendent's j information is that th-j midshipmen ' generally, or at least a majority of them, countenance running or hazing ir. its milder form. It was because i the members of the first class, com? prising midshipmen officers, were not willing to agree to do their utmost to | suppress hazing and running that Ad- j nural Scales protected the plebes and j r.iyeie hazing impossible by placing ; them all in one wing of Bancroft Hah, under guard, ami relieving the upper I clansmen of all duties in connection with them. The statement that abovt sixty mid? shipmen would not be permitted to at? tend the Army-Navy football game be? cause of their actions in this matter, was denied. Not one accused of haz? ing would b? so punished, it was said. Four or five under restriction for other oir'enses would lose the trip as in other ?ears. Admiral Scales said that the situa? tion was well in hand and was not causing him any worry. "The first class," he said, "is being given a lesson in obedience and they must learn it to become worthy to have others obey them." Woman Runs Annapolis, Says Accused Cadet's Kin Special Dispatch to The Tribune PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 18.?- L. W. Fountain, metropolitan secretary of the Philadelphia Y. M. C. A., whose stepson, M. S. Q Weiser, an upper class man at Annapolis, has been named as an offen der against the ?nti-hazing regulations j at the Academy, charged to-day that! the wife of one of the officers Is the i power behind the throne at the Acad- ' cmy. She objects to one-piece bathing suits and to the wearing of tights by ! midshipmen while wrestling in the gym- > nasium, he said. Mr. Fountain returned to-day from Annapolis. The authorities conducting the in- ? veatigations ate making a mountain , out of a molehill, according to Mr. Fountain, who added that the conduct ! complained of consists only of boyish | pranks. "The parent? of a score of other mid l shipmen and I came to the conclusion that the alleged hajings were nothing ! but talk and a little fun. We found i nothing wrong. I walked around the ! grounds looking for something to bear out tho accusations and failed to see i nny wagons carrying off the bodies of ! the hazed plebes. I "What Admiral Scales is trying to ! did is tobrOuk up,o practice among : the midshipmen that hns been going on i for many years, I understand that 60 ? per cent of the officers and students ; nre trying to resign." Advices from Washington to-day said : that a Congressional investigation ! would be started when the next ses I -?ion convenes. Congressman George' | P. Darrow, of this city, is making an independent investigation. Going On To-daj DAY j American Mjsoum of Natural History; ad? mission freo. Metropolitan Museum of Art; admission l'rc< . Van Cortlandt Parti Museum; admission 2,'i cents. Zoological Park; admission free. \ Aquarium; admission free. Convention of National Industrial Traffic Lc'agUO, Wf.ldorf-Astorla, 10 o'clock.' Lunch.'on meeting i-'f the Paint Manufac? turers' Association of the United States, Hotel Autor, 12 o'clock. Convention of the Association of American Universities, Columbia University, 10 o'clock National Horse Show, Madison Square Gar? den, ?u day. Lecture ny 1'erly Morse on "Cost Finding" before the Woman's Forum, Hotel Hilt more, 10:4? o'clock. Lecture, by S. ?K. Ral-cliffo on "The Prob? lem of Ireland," under the auspices of the Longue for Political-Education, Park Theater Columbus Circle, 1 I o'clock. Kuinm ige sale for the New Turk Associa? tion for the Itllnd, 111 L'ast Fifty-ninth ?Stieet, 9 o'clock .MO HT Lecture by Everett Deau Mutt in on "N'etzscht and the Culture of the An? cients," great hall. Cooper Union, S o'clock. Lecture by David Wesson, of the Southern Cottore Oil Company, on "The Fat of thu Land," ohomlca'. lecture room, Cooper Union, S:ilO o'clock. Meeting of the Dickend Fellowship of New York, National Arts Club, 111) East .Nine? teenth .Street, S o'clock. Sour recital by Miss Lillian Croxton a! the Stuvvegant Neighborhood House. Stuyve ?ant and Ninth streets, S ; I r, o'clock. tenure by J, .1. Carr on "Ireland As I t"aw It." St. Rose of Lima Auditorium, rarkvllln Avenue near Ocean Parkway, lirooklyn, 8:15 o'clock. Ala ior (Jenem! John F. O'Ryan will review the 7lst Infantry, N. Y. N. G., at the regiment's armory, Park Avenue ;,qd Thirty-fourth Street, at B :10 o'clock. Address by George E. Roberts, at a re? ception and dance of the Iowa S.'iclety, Hotel Plaza, ?:ir> o'clock. Lecture by Nathaniel Phillips on "The Re? publican Party, Its Opportunities and Responsibilities." Union Republican Club, 1538 Madison Avenue, s o'clock. Lecture by Dr. William Starr Myers on "Current History," Brooklyn Institute of Arts ami Sciences, Academy of Music, 8:1'5 o'clock. Concert and dance of the National Opera Club of America, Inc., Waldorf-Astoria, R:lfi o'clock. Meeting of the New York Railroad Club. 05 Liberty Street. 8 IB o'clock-. Discus? sion of "Loss and Damage to Freight Problems." Lecture by Samuel TI. Wandell on "Aaron Burr ami His Times," before the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society meetiny. 226 West Fifty-eighth Street, ft ;30 "o'clock. Lecture by Abraham S. Shomer on "What Shall .lews Do Now?" at 23 West llS'th Street, 8 o'clock. ri'HUC LECTCRES MANHATTAN "Economic Lighting by Oas or Electricity," b> Frederick .). McGuire, at Stuyvesant H. S.. Flftetnth Street, west of First Avenue. fitercoptlcon views. "Hon Old, the New." by James J. Walsh, "The Scientific Principle, Mathematles In Music." by Mrs. Mary G. Murrv, a t P. i>. 132, 132d Street and Wadsworth Avenue. "Tales of ?i Wayside Inn," by Miss Mary Phelp?, at P. S. 157, St. Nicholas Avenue and 127th Street. "Poems. Rough and Brown." by Dr. Harry : W, FarTlngton, at. P. S. 17, Fordham Street, near City Island Avenue, City Island. "Journeys About Home, Roadsides, Fields and Forests," bv Edward F. Blgelow Ph. !>., at P. S. 28, Anthony and Tremont avenues, thu Bronx. The runt of a course of three lectures on "K.lucution and Recreation in Nature." Youth Charges Keepers Kicked And Beat Him Prisoners, From Hampton Farms Reformatory Tell Investigators of Terms They Served in Isolation |One Says Heat Was Cut Off Another Declares Clothes Were Removed and He Was ^hippedWith Rubber Hoscf i Investigation of alleged cruel acts i inflicted on boy prisoners at Hampton | Farms Reformatory, New Hampton, | N. Y., was continued yesterday at j Blackwcll's Island penitentiary, where I a number of the.'.e boys are now qu:?r ? tered. During the session witnesses testified that Major Sidney W. Brews ter, the warden, had repeatedly broken the rules of the Prison Commission as outlined by Deputy Prison Commis? sioner Dalton, and had continued the bread and water punishment combined with solitary confinement for periods of thirty-seven days. These punish? ments had been ordered discontinued on October 11. Joseph Perralla, a convicted high? wayman, testified that while he was cleaning up a cell some one struck him twice on the neck and he swung around and struck back. He then discovered it- was a keeper he had hit. For this, he said, he was placed in isolation for twenty dayi. ?Saya Three Keepers Kicked Him "Three keepers knocked me down and kicked me and stepped on my face. Later Keeper Mell entered my cell and beat me with a club," he continued. "Then they went into Frank Calloni's cell and boat him. He started to yell, but was silenced. Two days later i j was again beaten up by Keeper Mell." The witness swore he asked Warden j Brewster twice to let him out of soli? tary confinement, but that Brewster re ipl.ed: "You can stand up in there fot a year." Robert Bruno, a burglar, swore he was kept in the dungeon cell for thirty s-ven dnys. This was for trying t? run away. "After Ihey brought me back Keepers McSweeney and Ryan beat me up. Thej took all my clothes off and then beat me with a rubber hose. They toot turns in punching me and then threw me on the floor and kicked me. Foi ' fifteen days I was left without outei clothes in the dungeon and then begget ; Waiden Brewster to take me out. He ? refused and then docked me seventeer I months and twenty days extra timt j that I must serve in the prison." I Charges He Was Isolated Twenty Days Richard Canoni, a drug peddler, sak , he was in isolation for twenty day; ! after attempting to escape. "1 had no bed at all," he testified "Most of the time the heat was shui off. That was last March, when it wa? very cold. For a while I was left ir my underclothes and was barefooted When I wat released I was so weak : : couldn't walk or talk." On another oc rasi?n, he said, he was confined in th.< , isolation cell for twenty-eight days j Ex-Princess Named in German Smuggling Plot Dutch Bank Accused of Aiding ., Conspiracy to Transfer the Hohcnzollern Fortunes BERLIN*, Nov. 18.- The State At? torney has seized the books and archives belonging to the Berlin branch ! of an Amsterdam banking firm, which is charged with having negotiations re | garding th? smuggling of fortuned be? longing to Hohenzollern princes and other members of royalty and the no ; bility. The bank's quarters have been frequented by leaders of the German \ nobility, who, it is charged, maintained ' blind accounts with the bank's local ! branch, which began operations in Ber ? lin soon after the revolution. The former Crown Princess is named among those who have been the per? sona! guests of the head of the bank, i whose family also is reported to have ; enjoyed the hospitality of the former Crown Princess at her residence near Potsdam. DOORN, Holland, Nov. 18 (By The I Associated Press).?Ex-Empriiss Au i gusta Victoria of Germany suffered an? ! other severe* heart attack last night, I and to-day was in a very much weak ! ened condition. The Associated Press was assured at j her residence to-night that there" is no i immediate danger, but that it was ! deemed advisable to call ex-Crown ! Prince Frederick William to the bed i side. He arrived here this afternoon. ! 20,000,000 Reported To Be Starving in China ! A cablegram received yesterday by , The Christian Herald from Admiral Tsai Ting Kan, director general of the I Chinese Red Cross, with headquarters ! at Peking, declares a terrible famine is i gripping five northern provinces of | China. "Famine affects five northern prov : inces," the cablegram reads. "Drought I from one to tw-o years. Fifty million i people involved. Twenty million peo ! pie are starving. Many dying of cold j and hunger. Whole districts living on | weeds and leaves. Parents selling or drowning children. Whole families j committing suicide. The old people ! kill themselves, leaving younger to | seek food in other provinces. Children I suffer most. Government exercising ! great efforts to cope with distress. | Heroic measures being taken by chari i table societies. Calamity so colossal | difficult to secure funds for adequate ? relief. Require $200,000,000. Epidemic | feared next spring. Appeal to Chris i tian Herald to canvass for funds." The Christian Herald, with the in ? dorsement of President Wilson, Secre ' tary of State Colby and the American ? Red Cross, together with the encour? agement of the Chinese government, j ?.as already opened a relief fund. ? -,-? Davis Explains U. S.-Canadian Unguarded Line to British _ BIRMINGHAM, England, Nov. 18.? Speaking to-day before the Birming? ham and Midland Institute, of which he is president, the American Ambas ! sador, John W. Davis, went into lengthy | details to explain the historical i-ici i dents and present clay conditions of . the boundary between Canada and the United States. I The ambassador not only referred to ? the oft-repeated symbol of the un 1 guarded boundary as a monument to | British-American friendship, but at? tempted to drive the thought home by exhaustively recounting the event's which have led u-p to the present situa 1 tion, at least as far as Canadians and \mericans are concerned. There Is a Dictionary i Without "Safety" In It. We saw it some time ago. It was a dictionary of financial terms. It ex- H plained "debenture" and "conversion" and words like that. But it had no room for an old-fashioned word like "safety"?the most impor? tant word in all the world of finance. Prudence-Bonds have safety as their strongest feature?safety in the First Mortgages behind them?safety in the expanding margins of safety because ij X of the rapid retiring of the loans?safe ? ty in the amount we loan on property ?safety in the pledge of our entire re? sources as a Guarantee of interest and principal. Our booklet describing Prudence Bonds in detail will be sent without obli? gation on your part, if you will call or write for Booklet G-96. We pay the 4% Normal Federal Income Tax "Realty Associates Investment Corporation 31 Nassau St,New York -?162 Remsen St. Brooklyn Denominations of *ioo. *300 and *sooo Gnurantr Traft Company of New York. Tru?t?? ?f Th?? It ?a? ! Opera Star? Sing "Aida" Aboard Ship in Harbor Program Given at Same Time Score I? Being Offered at the Metropolitan Just about the time the curtain rose i on the first act of "Aida," at the Met ; ropolitan Opera House Wednesday T.ight, an abbreviated presentation of Verdi's masterpiece started aboard the Lamport and Holt liner Vasari, from . Brazil and the Argentine, which an? chored off Quarantine too late to dock. . Among her passengers was Signor Peniamino Gig)i, a new tenor of the Metropolitan, and a group of singers who will appear soon with the Chi ; cago Opera Company. The Vasari M'as scheduled to dock at 5:30 p. m. but : the high wind and stiff tide. ? which held a floor of vessels down the bay, pr/evented her from coming up to he* pier in Hoboken. * Ail the singers aboard had planned ; to go to tha Metropolitan Opera House Wednesday night. "Well," said Gig'i, "if we can't go ' to 'Aida,' let us have 'Aida* aboard ship." He looked over a copy of T'.ie Tribune that had been taken aboard by tfae ; pilot and studied the cast. "We have neither a ballet nor a chorus," said the tenor, "but we can rive the. important numbers,and I shrtfl tell Signor Gatti to-morrow just ho? to produc? opera aboard >hip.'' Gigli procured a score from his K?k ?_'ape and with the a*d of the ship's orchestra, Teofilio Dentale, Romeo Frr.ncoli aid Gabriello S'antini, yf the Chicago company, entertained the Vesari's passengers until midnight. "V our Department ?/ore' Bloomingdales Lexington to ?rd?59th to 60:h For Brother and Sis Romper or Dress 94c Adorable little white waists with panties or skirts in Copen, Rose, Pink or Blue, long sleeves, collar and cuffs to match; Du^ch pockets, groat big buttons and white piping make them simply dar? ling for little boys and girls from 2 to 6 years. Bloomingdales?Second Floor. OVERLAND LIMITED Tbt Overland Limited stand? for the beit in Ion j distance travel. Via C, & N. W.-Union Pacific-Southern PeeiSo. Lv, Chicago CiAW.Su 7:10 p.m. Lv. Omaha 9.00 ?.m. Ar. 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Only by taking advantage of every economy in manufacturing and marketing made possible by the tremendous volume of our business are we now able to offer to the public this substan? tial reduction in price and still maintain our high 1 standards of quality. * j This reduction became effective November 18th. Themanager of our office, F. H. Pratt, 428 Broad? way, New York, will give particulars upon request. (Signed) W. M. SP AULDING, President. Graton & Knight Manufacturing Co. Worcester, Mass.