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ADVERTISED IN THE TRIBUNE IS GUARANTEED Vol. LXXXI No. 27,297 First to Last ? the Truth: News ?Editorials ? Advertisements THE WEATHER Partly cloudy to-day; unsettled and cooler to-morrow ; moderate to fresh south winds Full Report on Last Page (Copyright. 1081, New York Tribune inc.) THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 1921 * * * # TWO CENTS In Greater New York THREE CENTS Within 200 Miles FOI R CENT? FJaewher? Further Cuts In Tax Levies Agreed Upon House Committee Votes to Repeal Transportation ? Tolls; Family Heads toij Get Double Exemption 555 Mi??k^ Will Be Saved Yearly 45 Million Revenue Is; Expected From Change \ i? investment Tariff WASHINGTON, Aug. 10.?Even more extensive changes in tax levies than were agreed upon at the White House conference between President narding and Republican leaders of the House of Representatives were voted tenta tively to-day by the majority members n?" the Ways and Means Committee. The reductions, amounting to $355, 000,000. were made possible by a de? cision to repeal the excess profits tax. remove the tux on transportation, and double the exemption allowed under the normal income tax for dependent persons. These cuts, worked out in an all-day session, took the committee a long way toward fulfilling its promise to report the tax hiil to the House next Monday. Additional ?mailer reductions may yet be agreed on. and passage of the meas ure by the House is now expected be fore August 20. If it goes through by that time, and the far.n export bill also i passed by the House by that date, Congress will take a thirty-day recess. Recess Plans DIscubsed - lators Lodge and Curtis discussed rec, ,? plans with President Harding to-day at the White House. They found the President insistent that the House pass the tax and export bills before recess, in addition to the grain futures conference report, the emer , ncy tariff resolution and the anti bill conference report. The rail it is understood, will go over until a m cc=j. reductions agreed to by the com : . as summarized in a formal ? ment, included: Repeal of the excess profits tax, ?. ctive January 1, 1921. An increase of the income tax on Mitions from 10 per cent to 15 per cent with the SJ.000 exemption retairted, effectue January 1, 1921. Repeal of all taxes on the trans portation of freight and passengers eats and berths, effective January 1, 1922. An increase in the exemptions to - of families on account of de? pendents to S400 for each dependent,, .,! of $200 as at present, effec? tive January 1, 1921. K-peai of the so-called luxury on clothing apparel, effective January 1, 1922. Exemption from income tax of tho $500 of income from stock held in building and loan associations. Revisions of existing taxes included: Repeal of the tax on fountain and ice cream and the sub stitution of a flat tax of 10 cents a gallon on all fountain syrups, to bo paid direct by the manufacturer or maker. Repeal of Stamp Taxes Repeal of the stamp taxes on per rxtracts, tooth paste and toilet preparations and propri etary medicines and the substitution of a manufacturers' tax of 5 per cent on the sale price. Removal of the 15 per cent manu facturers' tax on cereal beverage and the levying of a manufacturers' tax of 15 cents per gallon. titution of a manufacturers' tax of 2 cents a gallon for the present 10 per c nt ?>n the sale price of un fermented juice beverages and car? bonated waters or beverages or other -oft dril old in containers. The leyying of a manufacturers' tax of '?, cents a gallon on certain classes of grapejuice and 2 cents a ?a?;on on other classes, in lieu of -. tax of 10 per cent on the tale ??rice. It also vas agreed to levy five cents ?t pound on carbonic acid gas, sold to Manufacturers of carbonated waters. Members of the committee estimated . tha:, these changes would re ??lt in a net reduction of $555,000,000 'n the total v?ar!y tax bill. This is 000 below the estimate reached ?t the White House conference, but it ; that the estimated rev rations would be $45, .: ter than heretofore; reck rcason of the repeal of the emption of $:;.000 plus mm '. e,jua! to the 8 per cent of foi tin ta cable jcar. >?w Changes Made ew proposals were put tarottgh to-day and other changes made I lite different from those agreed ' >??: the White House conference, - *r!v the repeal of all of the ortation taxes next year instead them. The question of ? th< burden of men having as brought up bv Rep !'.^charach, of New Jersey, id that both sinsrle and whoi e net income v.ac i.000 ;.e granted an additional ;.r, or else the lowered from " '?t. ejI was voted down, but ' ?? ??'%-, ruwu uuniit ' : "'?;.<?:?. was reached to ? exemption of heads of 500. Th i action was re . however, and the e:-. dependent? was doubled. ? ? ? .- the other change? I tood to have argued thut relitv?. those more U1 need than would the other pro e Chrn.r, Texa?, the ? or, the Waj i .-i- 'f ? '"! .-> ?tatemen! ' ? - ' ?? ? - agreed ,. at th< :? i /!?' ' Republican? "?pea! hi., the rieh man'? ****, <?'?. ??i-!, "i favo?/repeal of a? " M'.C'llmieou? ->;*r Uxee, but 2?WS would continue the cxccmb ' r-*z for thin calendar year and /^'?iibiy t<lT B#zt fWt Ui uj,a e?tt fif * wer aftermath emergeneiei which ??:"''? * wrauntnt chtrg? ?e?ln?t the *???rRm?ftt." Six Bedraggled Americans, Freed by Reds, Reach Reval Prisoners, Whose Liberty Is To Be Paid for With Food for Starving Russians, Dine and Clothe Themselves in Esthonia's Capital REVAL, Aug-. ip (By Tlic Associated ! Press).?The six Americans released from Moseo-v ? prisons at the demand of the American Relief Administration ai rived here this morning. They [Hissed the day shopping and outfitting themselves after shedding their prison clothes and undergoing the cleansing tue?, ssary to comply with health reg? ulations. The men who have received their freedom are Captain Emmet Kilpat rick, of Uniontown, Ala.; William Flick, 11. J. La Marc and Dr. W. B. Estes, of New York; X. B. Kalmatiano, of Racine, Wis., and Russell Pat tinger, of San Francisco. All voted to remain in Reval for several days before going to R?k?, and sent cable? grams to relatives in the United States asking for replies in care of the Red Cross at Reval. The Americans presented a differ ent appearance after they had been relieved of their shaggy beards, fur caps and bedraggled Russian uni? forms. They were all greatly reduced in flesh and ravenously hungry and were unable to pass a food shop with? out stopping in apparent ainazAiem. The Bolsheviki sent the Americans by special car from Moscow to Narva, where the barbed wire gates dividing the Soviet Republic from Esthonia swung open and permitted the car to be transferred to Esthonian territory. When the disheveled and ragged American:-; looked from the car win? dows and s:;w tho half-starved Bol? sheviki guarding the cast side of the line, while well-fed and well-uni? formed Esthonians controlled the west side, they chaffed the Bolsheviki, tell? ing them that that is what communism docs for people. By courtesy of the Esthonian gov? ernment the Americans were not (Continuftf on pase thre?> Administration Insists Embargo OiiDyesRemain Senators Warned America Must Not Be Only Nation Unprotected When Con? ference Opens Sessions Harding Applies Pressure Tariff Called Futile as Bar Against German Supplies Waiting to Flood Country By Carter Field WASHINGTON, Aug. 10.?The Har? ding Administration in the next few flays will line up squarely for the continuance of the dye embargo. The Administration is alarmed at the pros? pect of Congress removing the embargo on the evo of the armament limitation conference, thus making the United States the only nation at the meeting which has not made ironclad arrange? ments to protect its potential gas and explosive factories from German com? petition. The Tribune correspondent is in? formed, on unimpeachable authority, that President Harding will take a hand in behalf of the embargo, which has been losing in the battle on Cap? itol Hill. In fact, it is generally ad? mitted and has been flatly stated by many observers that the embargo is dead. To-day's news, however, that ?President Harding will act to pre? serve the ban changes the picture, anc ?the prospects to-night are again ver> bright for the continuance of thi barrier. Weeks and Denby Help Harding Secretary of War Weeks and Serre tary of the Navy Denby last werk cam? I out in favor of the embargo in letter to Senator Penrose, chairman of th? Finance Committee, which is consider ing the proposal as one of the provi sions of the tariff bill, and which ha been holding hearings for more than ; week on the subject. These letters, however, did not ac complish what was desired, in tha there has been little evidence of ; change of sentiment either in th Finance Committee or in the Senate Following up tho appeal Secretar Weeks to-day wrote strong letters in dorsing the plan to Senator Wadswortr as chairman of the Senate Militar, Committee, and Chairman Julius Kali of the House Military Committee, This is one of the moves of th eleventh-hour drive of the Administra tion to make hure that there will b American dye plants to make gas an explosives for the army and navy i the event of war. It is an eleventh hour move because the House of Her resentatives has already voted on th proposition and turned it down col< while it was to be strangled to deat in the Senate. Even to-day, before the learned of the President's intention Senators who usuaUy are accurate i their estimates of the strength of mea: ures declared that the dye embargo di not have a chance. So the task confronting the Preside! is not only to win enough Senators no opposed to the embargo for one re? sou or another to make a majority i the upper house, but he must brin enough light or pressure according t ! V/hether the person using the word forward looking or practical to b?i on the House to Induce that body 1 ! change its attitude. The Administration, however, fee , strongly on the situation, and mar i important advisers of the Presidei | are convinced that the embargo is tl i only plan by which the American dj j industry can be preserve?!. Huge Stock? Ready in ttermany A Cabinet member told The Tribu? ' correspondent today that the Adrni I i-;tration had information to the e ; feet that the German dye interests hi ? supplies piled up in their ports rea? t?, ..hip to America the moment ti embargo expires, which would simp ; swamp the market in the United Stat j and make it impossible for any Ame) ran dye manufacturer to do businc* 'The embargo expin i by law on A gust 27, unlca ; it is extended by a of Congress. The British, French ai Italian governments have protect their own dye inter**:'- by embargo? [ ?nd the Japanese by what amounts the lame thing. The Administration doe.j not belie | the tarif? duties, no matter how hi< ' will meet the problem, for it is thoug that the German dye interests, back '? by their government, will be willing ', take any reasonable amount of los:' j for a time in order to put the Arne \ can manufacturers out of business a I obtain a monopoly in this field. The British, French, Italian and Jj ar?"ne governments have ucen thi?, was pointed out, and have placed p bibitiv? walla around their own d ?nterei I , nol pi ?mai lly to protect ,,,. , try ii. "" ordinary ? n e, but account of the fact that dye factor nr<- the experimental laboratories ; which many explosives and gases ? i mad?", and are capable of being Imti i r!ia;.'-iy convertible, In the ??vent I war, into factories ff>r munition i poisonous ganen. WI)?" jo? think of wiltlnr, I Think ? ' WWWVti, A H. P. Davison To Be Operated Upon To-day Surgeons Will Treat Ear? Affection Which Has; Caused Financier Trouble | for Several Months - Suffers From Headaches Decision Reached After Consultation Among Four Prominent Doctors i -,? Henry P. Davison, member of J. P. ; Morgan &. Co., who is to undergo an \ operation for an affection of his right \ ear, was removed from his homo at ! Glen Cove, L. I., yesterday, to Roosevelt Hospital, where the operation will be ? performed to-day. The decision to operate at once fol- ? lowed a consultation of physicians at ' Glen Cove. One of the consultants was j Dr. Franklin Llewellyn Barker, prqfes- ' sor of clinical medicine at Johns Hop- ? kins University, Baltimore, according ! to information obtained last night. A :'tatcmeilt as to the 'condition of I Mr. Davison was issued yesterday by j Thomas W. Lam ont at the Morgan of- j lices, Broad and Wall streets. Mr. La- j mont said: "Members of Mr. Davison's family ? have asked us to explain that owing | to affection of one of his ears, the hear- j ing of which has been for some time ! impaired, an operation having to do: with conditions affecting the auditory i nerve will be performed. Mr. Davison's, general health is good." Mr. Lamont said Mr. Davison had been suffering with his ear for sev? eral months. It had not been consid? ered of a serious nature, but because of the inconvenience it caused him and because the operation involved was said to he of a comparatively simple nature it had been decided to submit to immediate surgical treatment. Mr. Davison's medical advisers have included Ur. Frederick Tilney, of 22 West Sixty-third Street, and Dr. Har? vey Cushing, of Boston. Both have been in constant attendance on the financier at his Peacock Point home in Glen Cove, L. I. Dr. Medwin Leale, of 20 West Fiftieth Street, whose sum? mer home is near that of the Davi Bons, has also been among the attend- \ ing physicians. It was said 'at the Davison town house, 690 Park Avenue,, last night that the principal annoyance suffered b> Mr. Davison has been due to headaches, said to have been caused by inflamma? tion of the auditory nerve. .As a re? sult, of this condition, the financier suffered loss of sleep for many months. It was thought that removal of a slight growth which it was feared might cause further inflammation should re? sult in permanent improvement. Dr. Leale last night refused to dis? cuss the nature of the operation to be performed, but later issued this state? ment: "Mr. Davison's condition is satisfac? tory. He is resting well now and is as well as could be expected under the circumstances.'' _ - . - ? ' ? Crazed Plane Observer Fights Pilot in Midair Attacks British Officer When Driven Mad by Failure of Oxygen Apparatus From The Tribune's European Bureau Copyright, 1921, New York Tribune Inc. LONDON', Aug. 10.?An airplane ob? server went temporarily insane through failure of the oxygen apparatus at a high altitude to-day and battled with his pilot as the latter struggled to ! bring his plane to earth. The pilot, i Lieutenant Pau! W. S. Bulman, man ' aged to make a safe Landing at Alder ; snot, where he was trying to set an ! altitude record. After the. plane ha?l mounted high the oxygen tank was turned on, but a fla.',',- developed and the observer tainted. Lieutenant Hulm?n then !>? gan to descend. As the machine, glided toward earth Bulman suddenly received ?a terrific blow on tho head from be? hind, dealt by his companion, who had I revived bun evidently was deranged. )?.'.?' n after landing the observer con? tinued his attacks on the pilot until he was : ubdued by mechanics. While You're Away Make 6 u : c oi having Til? Tribune every morning by ;.sk in?? your newsdealer to ? .'ke arrangements with us to de? liver The Tribune to your sum? mer address. Or M you pre? fer telephone Beekman 3000. NtmQmk ?ribmu U. S. Supplies ToBeHurried Into Russia Freeing of Six and Guar? anty All Americans Can Leave Soviet Territory Cause Hoover to Act Harding Approves Course Adopted Harvey Will Tell Allies of Plans Made to Send Food to Starving Hordes WASHINGTON, Aug. 10. Events moved swiftly to-day in the plans of the American Relief Administration to succor Russia's .starving millions and obtain the release of nil Americans held in Russia against their will. The chief developments were: Herbert Hoover, chairman of the American Relief Administration, after a conference with President Har? ding, announced that the actual dis? pensing of n-lief would proceed im? mediately. America and Russia came into their closest contact since the Red revolution with the opening confer? ence in Riga between Walter Lyman Brown, European director of Amer? ican relief, and Maxim Litvinoff, the Soviet envoy. Mr. Brown insisted that all Amer? icana now in Russia, whether in or out of prison, be permitted to leave as a condition to the continuing of negotiations. Litvinoff pledged that this would be dour. Six Americans liberated from Rus? sian prisons', most of them half starved and in rags-, reached Reval, Esthonia, making the total of Ameri? cans thus far liberated seven. Ambassador Harvey, representing tiie United States in the Allied Su? preme Council meeting in Paris, agree to present to the Council full dt tails of the American relief plans to aid the Council in determining its course in relation, to famine re lief, May Use German Roads Secretary Hoover expressed the opin? ion to-day. after he had received news of the arrival at the Russian border of six more Americans and the pledge of the Soviet to release all others, that the Bolshevik government had dis? played sufficient good faith to warrant moving American supplies into Russia Difficulty would be encountered, Ik said, in transporting foodstuffs inte localities in Russia where it was dir?is needed, owing to lack of railroad anc transportation facilities. He indicatec that attempts will be made to pen?? trate Russia through Germany, Another side of the Russian problem was presented by Mr. Hoover in i cablegram to former President Adoi of Switzerland, in which he declare? that famine in Russia was beyond thi reach of charity and would recur year ly until that country's economic systen is changed. Mr. Hoover's cable was in reply ti a-i invitation sent by Mr, Ador to al associations interested in Russian re lief for a conference at Geneva 01 August 15. The American Relief Ad ministration would endeavor to sen? its representatives, he said. "The famine in Russia,-' Mr. Hoove said, "is of an extent entirely beyoni the resources of all available privat, charities of the world, especially ii these times of economic hardship Even were funds available for fooi the relief of Russia involves the re habilitation of transportation, of agri culture and industry, nccessitatini measures again beyond the reach o charity." Relief a Heavy Task However, he continued. priva; charity should not be remiss in savin all the lives possible, though the fund in this country had been subscribe almost exclusively for children an medical supplies. "We have," Mr. Hoover stated, "o the assumption of satisfactory arrange ments with the Soviet authorities, a ready initiated largo shipments t save as many children as our resource will permit. We can also secure sum support to adults." Secretary Hoover's plans for famin relief in Russia have as yet been oui lined only in very general forn officials said to-day in commentin upon dispatches from Paris statin that Ambassador Harvey had agree to present the plans to the Allie Supreme Council. It. may be month they added, before final details of t! methods, to be employed arc workt out. Bicknell to Go lo Geneva PARIS. Aug. m fBy The Associate Press). - Colonel Kme M P. Bicknell, d rector-general of civilian relief for tl American Red Cross, und IM-. Albert 1 Hill, director of the American R< Cross in Europe, will proceed Lo (j neva Saturday to represent the Amer jean Red Cross at the conference of t! (Continual on pugs tlirw) Germans Win So. American Trade of IL S. Combine Cuts Prices 50 P.C.,Compels Exporters lo Bring Merchandise Back and Cease Rivalry Stinnes Is Backing War for Business ? _,_ Piers Are Crowded With American Goods; Many Branches in Liquidation From The Tribune's Washington Bureau WASHINGTON'. Aug. 10.?Surprising information, now in the hands of Sec-? retary of Commerce Hoover, shows, it j ivas declare?! to-day, the remarkable ' success the German manufacturing ex- ; porters' combination is meeting in re- i building the foreign trade of their country in South America and other j iields by ousting American business. The effectiveness of the German in dustrial eanipoign to capture GO per j cent of the world's commerce by the ; time the war indemnity is liquidated i is reflected in a number of recent re- ' ports sent to Secretary Hoover by agents of the Commerce Department. The latest of these tell of the disap? pearance of American salesmen, liqui dations of American branch houses and the congestion and return to the United States of goods piling up in , South American custom houses. The slump in the trade of the United States is reported to be particularly keen in Argentina. The. reason is at- ' tributed directly to underselling by 1 Germans and Belgians, who have re"- i ceived large orders, particularly for ! textiles, steel, paper and hardware, at prices averaging 00 per cent below the Americans' best quotations. A report from the government's com? mercial representative at Buenos Ayres, dated July 27, declares "there is little prospect of placing orders for American goods except for necessities ! such as oil well equipment, railroad ; supplies, textiles and office supplies. I There are few salesmen from the United States and many American branch houses have gene into liquida? tion, "The American goods that have been j congesting the custom house are being ! liquidated slowly or returned to the | United States." Underbidding in Brazil. Underbidding by German firms is j also reported to be having deadly ef? fect in Brazil. During July forty-nine ships brought cargoes to "Rio do Ja? neiro. Of these five had general car? goes from the United States, while seven were from Germany. "Conditions of extreme depression have continued during the month of July." declares a late report from the commercial attach? at Rio dc Janeiro. "German imports have been reduced, but the trade representatives are very active. They continue to offer prices "iO to 7-") per cent lower than those offered by American firms, especially on electrical goods, iron and steel products and chemicals. "Although five important American houses are closing their offices at Kio de Janeiro on account of the depres? sion, this policy does not seem to be advisable." These turns in the South American commercial field are all said to be traceable to Hugo Stinnes, Germany's picturesque industrial dictator, who is welding all the industries of his coun? try in one huge machine designed to capture the world's commerce. More evidence o? the length of Stinnes's ac? tivities is contained in another report dealing with the acquisition by a Ger? man company, said to be backed by him, of an oil concession on the coast of Argentina about, forty-live, miles ? north of the famous Comodoro I'iva! davia fields. German equipment a! reaciy has been unloaded on the spot ami preparation:-: for the exploitation arc stated to be going forv'ard rapidly. That Secretary Hoover':' department is keeping its fingers on the pulse of Germany's huge industrial attempts is j shown in another report recently sent him from Berlin telling of the large expansion of German shipbuilding com? panies during the last financial year. Many Increase Capital ? The combined capital of these twen-1 ty-six companies is about '2"0.000,000 marks, their loans and mortgages about 61,000,000 marks and reserves about 52,000,000 marks. Many of these com panies recently have increased their capita! greatly -for example, the Atlas Werke, from 7.500.000 to 25,000,000 marks; the Deutsche Werft, from moon.000 to 30,000,000 marks", the Ho waldswerke, from 10.000,000 to 21,000, 000 marks; the Vulkan-Werkc, from 15,000,000 to 20,0110,000 mark.-, and the Schiffswerft, und Maschinenfabrik A. G. (foi-merly Janssen ?S* SohmiHnski), ?'rom 8.000.000 to 11.000,000 marks. Sev? eral of these companies recently have issued preferred shares, with as many as twenty voting rights in some cases, ?n order to prevent foreign control. It has been shown that the dividends ?hiring the last financial year increased considerably on the average, in some, cases being from ."> to 100 per cent higher. King George Scrimps to Meet Increase in (lost of Living LONDON, Aug, 10 (By The Associ? ated Press,.- Kin^ George has hern bard hit by the increased cost of liv? ing during and since tjhc war. This statement '.?as made in the House of Commons to-night by Austen Cham? berlain, Lord Privy Seal, who said I that the Ring's civil list (the sum pro vided from public funds for "the ex- j penses of the royal household) had shown a progressive deficit for several ? years. The deficit in HMO was ?24,500 and in 1920 '.'i;.,hod. and it probably would be greater in If*21, despite n reduction in the state functions und the strictest ?i onomiet ? hicli the h ? ng had initi? ated, t King George, Mr, Chamberlain suid, had been meeting the shortages from ] h fund he had accumulated for such an emergency and hud refused to give his assent to a suggestion that'the government temporarily increase the civil list, being unwilling to involve, the public with an additional charge i in view of the serious state of the , j national finances. j Mr, Chamberlain declared that King George also had favored a material re? duction in the ceremonial splendor traditionally associated with the Brit? ish thr>r,e, but the government had advised him that Parliament and the greal mass of the population of the empire would prefer to maintain the customary dignity of the arown. Mean time great economies had been introduced in the royal household, and. although costs had doubled, the royal expenditure '.vas only 14 per cent great er than in 1910, and the King believed further economies were possible and ?..as appointing a committee to examine into the question of salaries, mainte? nance i>( pulaces and other expenses, hoping that an appreciable reduction would enable him to avoid ashing for an increase in the civil list. Mr. Chamberlain, recalling that the King m 1916 voluntarily contributed i'100,000 to the national treasury, said that his majesty wished to make fur? ther contributions, but that the gov? ernment liad advised that he contribute to public charities, instead of the ex? chequer. Hylan Admits City Tax Levy Is 24 Millions Over Legal Limit This Year "Ask the Comptroller," Says Hylan When Hard Pressed on the Stand Here are some of the pet phrases used by the Mayor yesterday during his examination before the legislattive committee investigating the Hylan administration: "You'll have to .see the Comptroller about that." "It's not fair to ask me these questions about these figures. You can get them from the Comptroller." "The examination of the Mayor or anybody else in connection with these figures can't bring about any reliable information. It's a left handed method of getting at the facts.'' "I didn't know I was to be put through a civil service examination." i''You and I passed the Bar examination once, Senator, but we might not be so lucky if we tried it now." "I am here, and I'work every day." Murphy Drops Talley as Slap At ?1 Smith Tammany Gets Even* With Former Governor for Re? fusal to Name Swaiin to General Sessions Bench Banton for Prosecutor Julius Miller Designated for Manhattan President: C, F. Collins for Court Charles F. Murphy and Thomas F. ("Big Tom") Foley, in the selection oi' the Tammany borough and county ticket yesterday administered a sting? ing rebuke to former Governor Smith by turning down Judge Alfred J. Tal? ley. of the Court of General Sessions, for renomination. This incident, together with Mayor Hylan's showing on the stand before the Meyer investigating committee, and the fact that Comptroller Craig had refused to come to the assistance of the Mayor, created an atmosphere of apprehension at the Wigwam yes? terday afternoon when the district leaders gathered to learn the ticket Murphy had arranged for them. This ticket follows: President of the Borough of Manhat? tan Julius Miller, former State Sena? tor. District Attorney?Joab II. Banton, now First Assistant District Attorney. County Clerk James A. Donegan, at present County Registrar. Registrar ? Miss Annie Mathews, woman leader of the loth Assembly District. Sheriff?Major Pcrcival E. Nagle, leader of the 20th District. Judges of General Sessions -Joseph F. Mulqueen, to succeed himself; Cor? nelius F. Collins, justice of the chil? dren's court, and City Magistrate Fran? cis X. Mancuso. Judges of City Court ? Uouis A. Valente and Edward B. La Fetra, to succeed themselves. "AI" Smith's Friends Indignant J^ie furn-down of Judge Talley, ap ited by Mr. Smith on the last day lie was Governor, against the protests of Murphy and Thomas F. Folcy, who demanded the appointment of District Attorney Swann to the General Ses? sions bench, caused intense indignation on the part of Smith's friends in Tam? many Hall. Not in years has there been such an exhibition of eleventh-hour shuffling of names to meet political exigencies as took place when the district leaders got together yesterday to hear what ?uek they had had in drawing desig? nation prizes from Murphy's hat. The Tammany leader side-stepped re? sponsibility for th" heartburnings by directing attention to the fact that the executive, committee on Tuesday had turned responsibility for final selec? tions over to a special committee of -even. When Mr. Murphy was asked tor an explanation of the rejection of Judge Talley he said : "The special committee in chaiTr* of nominations went over the entire situa? tion anil made their r<:port. They chose a ticket which, in their judgment, was the strongest that could be named." Why Talley Was Rejected The refusal of Murphy to place Judi;* Talley on the ticket was the sole topic of discussion ater the announcement of the d?sign?es on the borough and county slates had been made by former Representative Thomas F. Smith. According to some of the district leaders, who heard all that was said in the conferences leading to the naming of the d?sign?es, there were three main contributing causes to the rejection o? Judge Talley by the committee on nom? inations, dominate?', by Murphy. First, Murphy and Foley desired tc give an object lesson of the danger in curred by any one who disregards the (Continued ?n next p?gi>) Third Vessel Seized as Possible Liquor Carrier Fishing Schooner Thoniastoii From Bahama Waters Held by V. S. Officers at Philadelphia PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 10.- Custom: officials to-day seized the fishing schooner Thomaston upon its arriva here and placed the captain and mat< under surveillance, They are charge? with violation of customs regulations In announcing the seizure the ^ff?cc of the Collector of the Fort wouh neither deny nor confirm a report (ha the two-masted vessel was suspectod o being a liquor ?muggier. The Thoinaston, which is of Ameri can registry, is the third auxiliar; schooner coming up from the Bahanu Islands to be seized within two weeks The Pocomoke, at Atlantic City, anc the Henry L. Marshall, at New York are the other two. Haskeil Blocks Triple Alliance Against Fusion Offer? Instead to Abide by Referendum of Republi? can Jurors, if Bennett and La Guardia Will Also Comic, Says Ex-Senator Each Blames Other for the Failure of His Rivals" Plan to Combine Force? The conference of opponents of Borough President Henry IT. Curran for the Mayoralty nomination proposed by Major F. H. La Guardia was called off yesterday when County Judge Reu? ben L. Haskell, who is running on a wet platform, submitted a counter pro? posal. Former Senator William M. Bennett, who had accepted the invitation o? Major La Guardia to attend the con? ference, on condition that Judge Has? kell be present, was somewhat skeptical and sarcastic last night after learning of the Brooklyn jurist's act. Major La Guardia on Tuesday tele? graphed Haskell and Bennett, asking them to confer with him at his head? quarters in the Hotel ?etherland yes? terday at, 1 o'clock to devise ways and means of uniting their forces against Curran. ? Until yesterday, when -Judge Haskell. in a telegram to La Guardia, rejected the proposal and submitted his substi? tute plan, it looked as though the three candidates who are opposing Curran might get together immediately and agree upon a ticket which would have one of their number for Mayor, an? other for President of the Board of Aldermen, and a third for Comptroller. Haskell Suggests Jurors Select Haskell's counter suggestion -.vas that the matter be. submitted to the Re? publican members of the July grand juries in the live counties in the greatei city, to let them determine who should be the candidate for the nomination for Mayor in opposition to Curran. ''I am still hopeful that there will he a combination of our respective forces," said Major La Guardia, aftej he had received the Haskell telegram "My only object is to see that ?.11 tho;( in the Republican party who are op posed to the Miller machine get to gether before. Primary Day and get be? hind one man." Bennett was anything but hopeful o such an outcome, and said so franklj He dragged a huge bundle of paper from his safe and remarked: "There are my petitions for Mayor all signed and attested." He added: "I would like to see a combinatioi such as Major La Guardia proposed, thought yesterday that the talk of sucl a combination was serious, but now i looks like comic opera stuff." Haskell, in a statement after he hii replied to La Guardia's proposal, es pre sed t ?te belief that, a conferenc? such as suggested by the Aldermani president might yet take place, an? placed the blame for the failure of th three to get together on Bennett. 11 said; _ "Mr. Bennett saw a copy of the tele gram ! sent to Major La Guardia an declined to go into the conferenc on th,? basis I proposed. The confei ence at Major La Guardia's headquai ters is off for the day, at least." Judge Wires His Proposal ?Tudgc Haskell's counter propositioi which temporarily at least, destroye all plan.- for the triple alliance, wa contained in the following message t Major La liuardia: "Your telegram received. "Why not obtain advice from a jur of citizens as to whether you, Bei nett or myself should run for Mayor? "My only interest is to secure a efficient city administration which wi among other things stop Hylan's supe tyranny through the police in sea re 1 ing citizens and their homes withot search warrants. "If you and Bennett agree, 1 wi accept and follow majority recon meiiilation of Republican grand juro Tiow serving in the several counties ? the city, or Republican members ? last grand jury in any instance who no grand jury is at present serving, they will act unofficially as a jury i citizens to determine this question. "No speeches or long drawn out pr ceedings should occur. The ballots jurors voting should be cast with twenty-four hours after we submit tl matter. "My preference would be for majority of the Republican Coun Committee men and women of th city to determine the question if tin ; allows." It was learned last night that ca? paign managers of Haskell had visit ; Bennett and La Guardia with a vie to convincing them of the excellen of the Haskell plan. It did not look dispussionato observers as though t Haskell emissaries had been succe.c ful. Politicians of all shades of bel i are wondering what the next mo will be. Expenditures of Present Administration Threat* en Financial Disaster, Says Brown at Inquiry ! Walker Attempts To Help the Mayor i Committee Counsel May Resign as Result of Bick? ering at Second Session In the course of his second grilling before the legislative committee in? vestigating his administration May? or Hylan admitted yesterday that the city had levied in taxes for thi? year $124,000,000 more than it had ? constitutional right to impose. Elon R. Brown, the committee'* thief counsel, declared it was the first time in the history of the city that such a thing had come to pass. He also said that the assessment this year was the highest ever made and indicated a financial condition fore? shadowing a great shrinkage in valu*!. It was also developed that th? city's debt-incurring power's had teen reduced by $53,000,000 durjng the Mayor's tenure of office because of excessive expenditures. Hylan Has Many Clashes The Mayor in defense said that the city had exceeded its proper tax lev? because of the action of the Legisla? ture "in .sending us down mandatory legislation." He said that the $53, 000,000 lopped off the debt-incurring powers of the city had been spent for schools, transit and other such things. The Mayor showed a greater air of confidence than he possessed the first d;:y of his appearance on the witness stand, with the result that his ques? tioning was marked by continual tilt.:, and clashea between himself and tac committee's counsel. Senator Walker a Democratic member of the commit? tee, linaily joined in the bickering. His "stump speech" so aro?E?d Mr Brown that the latter threatened I. resign as counsel if the interruptions are permitted to continu? . It -as a day of give and take, with the Mayor delivering long statement*: at every opportunity. He fourni him? self high and dry when he had at? tempted to obtain sume information from Comptroller Craig which Mr Brown had requested. The Comptrol? ler wrote a note to the Mayor, setting forth that many of his office force "had gone on vacation" and that if the com? mittee desired the information they could come and get it themselves. Switching from Duncan Maclnnes, to whom he referred the committee the previous day for all statistics and ligures on the tinances of the city, the Mayor yesterday hit upon the Comp? troller. Brown Told to Co '<i> Craig "You can get that from tin Comptrol? ler," he would say, or "If you -ant re? liable information* on that point you c=i:i get ?t only from the Comptroller Why don't ?ou get him on it'.'" 'I he Mayor insisted that il -a , not fair for counsel to ... u, figures which could be obtain-?) more ace .irately from department head.-, bu; Brown pointed out that tl,; Mayor wa in the habit of recei\ i >? n - from his department chiefs and that uu?_?r the charter ?1 was his duty to be con versant with certain detail.; of tm lily'.'- financial affairs. The Mayor generally dodged al complex questions with an easy ref? erence to the Comptroller, but when _ simple query about sinking ?und- wat put to him, he complained. "I didn't know I wa to be pul through a civil service examination." When Mr. Brown pointed out thai the city's budget had been increase? 50 por cent since 1917, that $30,000.000 had been added to the cuy'- siiar; and wape expenses between 1919 ami 1920. and asked the Mayor what wa? being done to reduce expenses, the lat? ter said that ti c matter of consolidating various force.- in departments had been "thought of." hut that nothing had ac? tually been done, nur did he have any plan in mind by which the city's budget might be reduced. Wage Question in Discussed He said, however, that a savings could he effected if the direct tax of .*__.. 000,000 imposed on the city by tin state were removed and the chartei amended giving the -ame power? t? conduct its affairs accorded to stconc and third class cities. When Mr. Brown suggested that th? cost of living had ?Iropped and that pi" ?iiem wages had been reduced 10 t' 27 per cent all over the country, ti Mayor said that the matter of wape was being investigated, but that he wa in favor of keeping i-alaries at tin present ?eve!. In connection with the $27,000,00! which the Legislature required the cit; to lay out for school salarie-, th? : Mayor said he objected to the man i datory aspect of the case, but tha ? he was in favor of giving the teacher the extra money. The discussion over the 2 per ccn ? which the city is permitted to tax rea and personalproperty for its runnirt i expenses was brought about by th ; Mayor's contention that the tax wa : levied on the assessment of the cut rent vear. while Mr. Brown incit-ie ' that under the law the tax is levie ; on the assessment of the year pr? T?O??. . Brown said: "The limit is 2 per cent of tic a? sesBed valuation of the real and pel sonal property, to be ascertained i I the same manner as it i? ascertain? | in determining the city's debt, limi j and that is ascertained by fixing 1 j per centum of the assessed valuation c j the real estate of such county or cit subject to taxation as it, appeared b the assessment rolls of said county c city on the last aasessment for utat