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THE SUN, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1913.
KLINE TO CARRY OUT GAYNOR'S POLICIES CHy' N'W iMayor Sh.vs He Mini D ChlDgtl in II'ihIs of Department. .ydolph l. Kline, the New Mayor PRAISE FOR GAYHOR FROM PUBLIC HEN ! Mttchtli in the Adirondack", Semis Sympathy to Family McCall Shocked. 'JAKES OATH OF OFFICE Impressive Ceremony Before Justice Delnny in Su preme Court. Those WtlO MMtt! Anlolph !.. Kline. 1he MW Mayor ot New York, ul the City Hall ipsterday were MUUoW 10 know what he intends to do with regard to thr various departments of the city government, anil . illy whether he Intenda to retain )'olire Commissioner Waldo. Tin- question of poIlc was put frankly li. Air. lOav. "Do you Intend to carrv on the city de partments under their present heads'."' he whs asked. v No other plan Is contemplated." he re j !1I II. was then told that It Is customary when the executive heud of the nation dies for the heads of th departments tu resign. "Do you expert the heads of the depart ments to send in their resignations?" he s-a asked. "I don't know." he replied, "never flav in fete Mayor before." He was asked what Intentions he had with jegard to Mayor Oaynor'a plans. WU1 Carry Oat (iaraor Policies. "I shall carry out the policies of Mayor Usynor In so far as I know them." he aaid. The new Mayor said he did not be lieve ll necessary for him to be sworn n, but acting on the suggestion of Arehi liald li. WaUwn. Corporation Counsel. Mr. u'Une wenl over to the County Court House to take his oath of of ace. It was a most Impressive ceremony. Mr. Watson and Mayor Qaynor's suo nor entered Part I. of the Supreme I'ourt while the lawyers were arguing neir oasin before Justine John J. Lie I any Ak soon as Juan Ice Uelany s.tw them he stood up, rapped with hla gavel for quiet and motioned for thoiie in the court loum to get to their feet also. "May it please your Honor," said Mr. Watson, stepping forward. "I present the Unyur of the City of No York for the n'Sldng and taking of the official oath." "itr. Kline," said the Justice, "this Is a eery solemn occasion for you, be- lug" you are required under the law HOW to assume the headship of the gnv rnmcnt of the City of New York. At ' it moment the city is widowed and has est on of Its most distinguished citizens at well & Its Chief Magistrate. The government must continue though men pass away, and however efficient and effective may have been the admin istration of the man who ha gone he. fore you, you are now required under the iav to .ten Into his place and to perform the di'tles which he would have per formed 1 his life had been spared. TauYea I ..rma' Oath of offlee. "While we say a word of regret for the dead who has passed away, it is proper on thla occasion that we should bio you godspeed and to trust that your admin. .s'.rsU-n of the city will be as effective aa Ms. Mr. Kline then took the formal oath of I ifflee. As man) uf the heads of departments us 'vete in the city yestcrdax --and those R'ha were out of town hurried back im mediately called at the Mayor's office to express their fidelity to Mr. Gaynor's memory'. Among them were Dock Com missioner K. A. C Smith. Police Com missioner Waldo, Corporation Counsel Watson and Fire Commissioner Johnson 'nm missioner Smith was one of those w I. ii received a direct announcement from llufus CI ay nor of the Mayor's death. Win i. he walked out of the 'irand Can tral station yeaterduy upon the arrival of his train from his summer home at Greenwich, a policeman stepped up to hint and 'old him that the Mayor was dead. The telegram was on his desk at the Dock Department to confirm the re port Commissioner Waldo sent to every po lice station In New York a heavily bor dered unnounoanssnt of the Mayor's death, 'The Mayor." he said, "was an honest and COUraajOOUa' servant of the people, a ureal man and a true philosopher. The loss to the city of New York can be esti natsd only In history. He had the re spect ami the love of all who came under his control." H HITMAN LAUDS CAYNOR. aT His Ileath Mar Be Hard Blow in tntl-Taatasaar Ticket. District Attorney Whitman got back li-i night hy automobile from Bretton Woods, where he has been taking a rest. Hi beard of the Mayor's death long before ached New York. He thought the Mayor's death is likely to be a hard blow to the anti-Tammany ticket, referring prohabl) to the chances of Borough Pres Ident MoAjeany and Comptroller Prender irfnt whom the fuslonlsts expected to have pUeea on the fiaynor ticket. 1 have lead with deep regret," he eald, t!i- -hocking news of Mayor Qaynor's death lie was without question one of tlie ablest men who ever sat In the Mayor's rtialr llt knowledge of the law and municipal administration ntted him well foi the ;io.sltlon he held 'There were some people who differed "in h i on questions of policy, but even his bltti rest enemies had to admit hla treat capacity. No one had any reason In itoubt that he had high ideals and sought to attain them. He was learned In the last, and alone with his learning he had a great fund of good hard common sense, which enabled him to make the best of every situation. "I have just returned from a short mention and am more or leaa out of touiUi with the situation hare. I really bare no guess to make on the effect of the Mayor's death on the political situa tion Hut titers la no queation that he Would have been a serious factor in the rampaign If he had lived. It may be that )iie death will prove to be a severe blow to the body of the antl-Taramany ticket, "The whole city grieves over hla death." ROOSEVELT ON CAYNOR. I'.ra.er I'reslaeat afaaras the Merer as aa Old frlead. "o. Kooaevelt, In a etatement given out at oyster Hay last night, said "1 was 'ocked and concerned at the death of Jssvor ilaynor. Mayor Oaynor'a career bse been not only distinguished, hut la all t characteristics unique. We havs loot " turn not only one of the most fearless -ut one of tne most original and Interest J"g of all our public servants, national or Seal. Mayor rim fcaa - haan an ala arsoni leata." 'onal friend of mine and I mourn hla Li 1 ' - I - PIT t,...-". ....zr".., ' J Proclamation by the New Mayor TO THE PUBLIC 1 am inexpressibly shotted at the neus of Mayor Gaynor's death. It tomes to me as a stunning blow, and I k,now 1 speak, for the people of this en tire city when I say that in the death of Mayor Caynor the city of New York has sustained a loss that it will be hard to repair. For twenty-fioe years Mayor Caynor has given his services unstintedly to the people of his city, and the re sults of his work manifest for many years to come. He was a profound student of the problem of municipal government, and it was the dearest amhi lion of his lift to reform and improve the conditions as he found them in our city government. Time alone Will show the value of his labors in this direc tion. I feel Mayor Gaynor's death as a personal loss. I knew the Mayor for twenty-five years. My first acquaintance with him began in Brooklyn while he was practising law, and I had an admiration for him that 1 had for few men. 1 knew and respected him, and he knew and respected me. My asso ciation with him in the city government was always of the pleasantest and most agreeable nature. When I said good-by to him on Wednesday of last ti eek I little dreamed that I would necer see him again. 1 have ordered the flags on the City Hall and on all municipal buildings placed at half mast, and lattr in tht day 1 will appoint a committee of citi zens to take proper action regarding the Mayor's death and to arrange for a public funeral, if that meets with the approval of Mrs. Caynor. ARDOLPH L. KLINE. KLINE, NOW MAYOR, IS ACTIVE REPUBLICAN Lel Many Political Fight f Organisation Borough of Brooklyn. KHII.NM.Y TO MITCH KL Served in Spanlah'American War ns Colonel of New York Volunteer. Col Anlolph Kline, who succeeded to the Mayoralty on the death of Mayor !ay nor. became vice-chairman Of the Board of Aldermen on January 1, ivlt, Upon the resignation of John Purrny Mitchel to take tin poi of Collector o; the Port under appointment by President Wilson. Cot. Kt.ti" automatically bsoatna presi dent of the board on June 7 Uut, and upon the death of Mr. tiaynor ho be came Mayor by the same automatic oper ation of the Ouajter Ool. Kline was acting Mayor on sev eral occasions during the last summer wl.de the Mayor was at his country home in St. James. Upon Mr Oaynor'a de parture for Europe on September 4 he again became acting head of the city ad ministration. Mayor Kline is a Republi can who has always been Identified with the Kings county organisation. He was born on February II, 185. i Sussex county, New Jersey. His father, Anthony Kline, was of Herman descent. His mother, Margaret Busby, was of Sootch-Irlsh parentage. Anthony Kline was a member of the Twenty-seventh New Jersey Volun teers In the civil war and fought with that regiment throughout the war. After the war he went Into business. The son, Mayor Kline, attended public schools at Newton. N. J.. and the Phillips Academy at Andover. He entered the employ of W. C Peet Co.. manufactur ers of neckwear, in 1R7T. and continued Willi thai tit'"" until 1886. Active la Hepoblleon Parly. Col. Kline was Republican candidate for Sheriff of KinRS county In 1902 and. though defeated at the polls ran 6,000 votes ahead of his ticket. The foil' wins; year he was elected to the Board of Aldermen and was reelected for a second term. His party nominated him for a third term, but he was defeated, his dis trict having Is-en reapportioned. This changed its political Of mpleslon. President Roosevelt appointed him As sistant Appraiser of the Port of New Tork January 1. 108, and he held this office until January 1. I til, when he realne.l to return to the Board -of Aftdermen. to which he had been elected the preceding fail As one of the fusion majority. Col. Kline was a member of a number of Important committees In the Hoard of Aldsrmen. and hla choice aa vlce-chalr-mar put him into a position of Influence lu aldermanlc affairs. Mayor Oaynor expressed satisfaction on several occa sions that he couM leave his duties tem porarily In the hands of Col. Kline, whom he described as "an estlmsble gentleman." Col. Kline has been uteminsa wun mm tary mattara for many years He Joined the Fourtssnth Regiment, N. a. N. T., In 1171 became corporal In Ufa. quarter- master sergeant in l.l. First Lieu- ! ronowing signeo statement: tenant In 11(6 and Major In lilt. He I "An expression of opinion relative to was elected Lieutenant-Colonel on May Mayor Qaynor's death Ii difficult In view 7 ins, and Colonel on April II, IH1. At ot the lack of knowledge of those aymp ths opening of the Spanleb-American war ! toms existing for some time prior to and ha was mads Lieu tenant -Colonel of the 1 immediately after the fatal termination, rwurtsanth Regiment, New York Volun- , We knew, however, that Mr. Oaynor did teers and saw service at the front. He suffer from chronic nephritis Repeated was brsvetted Brlgadier-Uenersl on July ! examination disclosed albumen and casts If isjt. ! h) quantity, with an Inereaaed blood prea- cvo vii n Is a member of the Tenth eure. 1 Assembly District Republican Club of Brooklyn and has been a member of the 1 nrmaa county Republican general com - lllltf ee for las ISSI iweive years. in or- an last ions to which ha belongs Include tko Irt qroaaCasisvnH, Royal Aroaewaai the Fourteenth Hegiment United Span Ml War Veterans, of which lie in a life member; thi Former Officers Association ot flic Fourteenth Regiment. N il N Y . Of Which he is president . the .National iiuaril Association of the State of New York, of which he was president for one term; Lafayette Camp of the Sons of Veterans, the Naval ami Military Order of the Spanish-Anerlcan war, the dpi utiard, and, as an associate member, tne Wln rhester I'ost. No. .in?, rj a t: He also a member of the MoAtauh Olub of Brooklyn He was married on November -Ik ivo;, to Fram es A. PhaJon. Thej havs one daughter. Mayor Kllne'i home is at 238 i '.niton avenue, lirooklvn. When he succeeded John Purro) Mltehel I as president of the Ho. nil of Aldermen t'ol. Kline announced that to would fol- 1 low out the policies of .Mr Mitchel. "M .Mitchel has given long and careful con - snl. ration lo these matters,' he aaid, "and I see no reason why 1 should take a different view from his. of course i in - tend to use my own Judgment hut until I am convinced that Mr. Mitchel was Wrong I shall follow out his ideas." Mr, Kline will no be Mayor of the city until January t. of until the new Mayor is sworn In. The only step he has taken aa acting Mayor that conflicted with i the policy of Mayor Caynor was the Is - suing Of several all night liquor licenses for Cone) island for the week of the .Marti i iirnK. Mayor (Jaynur refused to iMUfl tuch license. last .tf SORROW AT WASHINGTON Senator O'Horniaa Iteepty hVcted b Loss of Ills I riend. Wash INUTON, Sept. 1 1 .Washington wi;s shocked by the news of Mayor (iay ; nor's death. On all sides there was evi j dence that officials here, regardless of politics, believed the nation had suffered a great loss In the taking away of New York's Mayor. President Wilson made no formal state ment, but to those who talked with hltn expressed his sorrow. Senator O'Uorman issued this state ment I "I am surprised by the news of the sudden and unexpected death of Mayor tiaynor. Pew men have brought to the discharge of great public duties as large an equipment ot character and ability. With a trained mind lit for the Intricate problems of government, with a won derful Industry and loyalty to duty, he won the admiration and gratitude of the people of the city of New York. "He was a great lawyer. As a Judge he was surpassed by no member of our State or Federal Judiciary, lie was a man of unusual Intellectual force, excep tional courage and highest integrity. He gave the best of his ability to the people of his native State, who will long treas. ure the memory of his public service. "His passing away in the midst of a Mayoralty campaign recalls the sudden end of Henry Oeorge. under similar clr oumstancea. In 107. In the death of Mayor Oaynor I have lost a friend whom I have known and admired for many years." Secretary of State Bryan : "I am 'Ms tressed to learn of Mayor Oaynor'a death He was a strong man, with u genius for public life, not only In the sense that he had ability In the discussion of public uueations, but his sympathies were Jirnad and his heart was enlisted In the cause of reform. His place will be hard to fill." DOCTORS VIEW OF THE DEATH. Two Who Headed Mayor After Ha Was shot tilve Opinion. )r. William J. Arllta of til Hudson Mruer-eayl Ur. Oeorge V. Sullivan of 612 Hudson street, Hoboken, the physicians who attended Mayor tiaynor at St. Mary's Hospital after he had been shot, wars .asked yesterday whether they thought that I m aeain reeuuea inairscuy irom the wound. In response they gave out the "Sudden death as the result of cardiac syncope la a rather common termination ! In caaea of thla type. The shock Incl- . ." v ... rtususi o, iviv, necessarily lessened his general resistance 1 to vary treat ext.au" COMMENDED BY- BENCH City Officials and Men in Private Life Send Apprecia tion! of His Work. John PurrO Mltrhel. fusion nominee for Msyor, got In the Adirondack where he went week ago. the news of Mayor Oaytl0ra death Henry de Forest Bald win, one of the Mltehel managers, under took to reach Mr Mltehel within a few minutes of the time the news was an nounced here. The nearest point to Mr MlUhOVl camp which lie could leach by telephone was the village of speculator, twenty-three miles from Northvllle, the neareat rail road station, nnd fifteen miles from where Mr Mitchel was staying Mr. Baldwin told the operator at Spec ulator that he had urgent nswa for Mr. Mitchel and he must be summoned to the telephone. Mr. Mitchel came out fifteen miles and heard the news of the Mayor's death. Subsequently he sent a telegram to his secretary tit the Custom House asking him to make the following state ment: "The news of Mayor Oaynor'a sudden ileath comes with a shock to all He was a man of extraordinary ability and at. talnments. Notwithstanding the suffer ings he has endured during the last three years he had every reason to look for ward to many years of happiness and service. Kvery citizen of New York, without distinction of party, will receive the news of his death with profound re gret and all will Join In offering to his be reaved family their deepest sympathy " At the same time Mr. Mitchel tele graphed Mrs. tiaynor at St .lames, assur ing her of his deepest sympathy. A Creel Character" McCall. Edward K. McCall. the Tammany can didate, heard of the Major's ileath early j yesterday morning. At a meeting of the I Public Service Commission, of which he, is chairman, .lunge McCall said. "The sad news of the death of the 1 Mayor it sea. which came to us all this ! i morning, completed prostrates me. An ' intimate and delightful acquaintance ex tending over twenty-live years gave me , that knowledge and Insight of the mac which revealed a great character li.s long career of devoted patriotic public j service leaves a heritage to his wife and 1 Children of Which they can be Justly, promt and an obligation upon the cltl i aenahip of this community which, strive .is we may, In Wl Judgment, we ean nsvsr fully meet or repay." ludge McCall then offered a resolution ; adjourning the meeting of the commls- i ion until next Tuesday out of respect i for the Mayor, "who was an Important factor." as the resolution ran. "In the aettlemenl of the great transit problem ; of t lie city nnd who through his admin- i tratlon of the Mayoralty will be a large figure In the history of the citv" judge McCall also sent his sympathy lo Mrs ilaynor Korough President McAnenj said that the Mayor would he remembered as one the tn.ist striking personalities the ily lias aval known. laid Dona Hi. ,lfe fur the lily. ! "He was an extraordinary man." he j Isald "lt:s strong belief In the people, i I to whom oonatantfy his appeals were 'made, his rugged way of dealing with I ! them and his steadfast loyalty to his j j department chiefs and the others he had j brought Wth him Into official circles are Bmona the Qualities that will ie best remembered of him. He was a tlreleaa I worker even under the handicap of Ii crippled physical condition and i suppose j I can be said wtth literal truth that I he lias laid down his life ill the service j at .il(. ,..tv " Mr. McAneny has cancsllod lui plana tor a vacation In Europe which waa to have begun next Saturday. He said that lie felt biiund In this critical Changs in the city alfairs to stay m New York "1 have alwaa regarded the Mayor." ! said (Vimptroller Prendergnst. '-as a "man of remarkable Intellectual power and I acumen and close association with hint very much strengthened that impression. 1 In many senses he was a most interest -I ing personality and it was tins character I latlc that infused into Ins position as Mayor a class or public service and ac tivity that few men could bring to the position." Norman Hapgood. chairman of thr fu sion committee, said that politics were 1 to he laid aside for the moment because of the sorrow of a city. "The wonderful plcturaaqueiieas of Mr. Oaynor'a character, combined with his exceptional ability, have made a deep ' impression on the community and he will . go down to posterity as one of the most interesting tlgurea In the history of the city. Politics Postponed. "Political work and political discussion will be postponed. All that can properly Pt said now is that there are only two tickets left in the field, one a straight Tammany ticket and one a straight ant j Tammany ticket." Many messages of sympathy were re- 1 eelved at the City Hall Including one from j tlie lrd Mayor of Liverpool, whom Mr. Oaynor was u, have aeen to-day. Among I the appreciation of Mr. Oaynor givaa ! yesterday by men ot affairs were the following: J. P. Morgan 'Mayor Oaynor was an ! excellent Mayo:. 1 greatly regret hl( death." s John D. Crlnunlni "No man who has occupied the Chief Magistrate's chair of our city in the past twenty-one years conducted its affairs so intelligently and so wisely aa Mayor Oaynor. He advanced every Interest that related to the progress and welfare of the city and readily grasped every situation that confronted him. He said of himself, "I have been Mayor"; that he occupied that position no one will dispute. He encouraged every movement that related to our well being. Hla loss la a public loss. He had Indi vidual characteristics. Ho waa unique." Jacob H. Schlff "I am shocked and grieved beyond power of expreaalon. Four yeara ago I voted against Mayor Oay nor, but aa in the course of time I became more thoroughly acquainted with htm became deeply Impressed with the man'a dealre to do hla duty In Its entirety to the people of thla olty. The masaea under stood him and I hava vary little doubt had he lived he would have been reelected by a considerable majority. Now that he has paaaed away so suddenly lb will I not bo denied sven by his adveraarlea that the city haa loot one who has not only been a great and honored adminis trator ot its affairs, but alao a loyal friend to all who trusted him." Maurice E. Connolly, Borough Presi dent of Queens "In the death of Mayor Oaynor not only tha city but tha entire country haa lost a capable cltlsen. Mayor Uayuor was an able Jurist and probably one of the best Mayors New Tork ever haa had, either before or since consolida tion. I feel that I havs lost a personal frlond." Judge Mulquaen af Oeneral Last Two Days I The Aeolian Company's Great Annual Fall Clearance Sale of Pianos and Pianola Pianos The piano buying opportunities presented by this sale will not be equalled in New York for many months. A number of choice pianos of famous makes Steinways, Webers, Stecks. Chickerings, Knabes, etc. at very special prices, and many used Pianola Pianos and player-pianos of other makes are still on our floors in a variety that insures your finding an instrument that is just what you want. Pianos (used) are priced from $135 up Pianola Pianos (used) from $310 up Payments as loir ax $1.00 weekly on pianos On Pianola Pianos, $1.50 weekly These instruments in the majority have come from New York's finest homes and are, first of all. used pianos of decidedly unusual quality. Over hauled and placed in first class condition in our own factories many are equal in every respect to new pianos. And the Aeolian Company's guaran tee of satisfaction stands behind every instrument. The closing of the store tomorrow evening marks the end of this sale. Make sure that you at least see these remarkable piano values while they are still available. Store open tonight and tomorrow until 9:30 P. Af. The-Aeolian Company 29-31-33 West Court "Kvery good citizen will grieve at the death of Mayor Oaynor. It Is partic ular!) sad that he died remote from his family and friends As i man. as a lawyer, as a Judge, as Mayor his vigorous and sturdy personnels demanded and re ceived recognition, lie was a manly man and an able official " Judge Roaalak) of Oeneral Sessions I'ourt "Mayor Oaynor'a deatli is a g. mentahle misfortune. He was a great man and a line Mayor." The Justices of the Supreme Court, the Judges in the County i'ourt and Magis trates In Brooklyn, many of whom Were former associates of Mayor Oaynor. were much shocked when they heard of his ileath yesterday morning, and adjourned Our Business is to Sell Overcoats Yours is to get thebest the town affords Business is' business come in!! I We will not tire you with an exhaustive recapitulation of the varieties of over coats we have in stock. It will suffice to say that we have everything in over coats which an exclusive house can carry. J If you are a man of conservative tastes and want a black or Oxford coat, we have it in soft roll collar models, in button through effects, and in a new, shapely, knee-length creation that is all our own. $15 to $38. If, on the other hand, you fancy something a trifle more aggressive, wc have a big range of colored cheviots and homespun effects, cut in the new Belmaccan models, and in shapelier styles, too; both skeleton coats, buttoning through, and finished with patch pockets. $25 to $30. 3 Or, as a suggestion, you may be interested in a knitted coat, which is now all the thing in early Autumn coat styles, and which we are showing in a range of clever colors. It's a beauty for value, no less than for appearance, at $25. Q Finally, a cloth rainproof coat may interest you a garment which does duty both as an overcoat and as a raincoat. Made on regulation overcoat lines, but in the usual Saks way, which is not regulation but exceptional. $20 to $35. Broadway 42nd St Between jthe courts as a tribute of respect These are some of the expressions from , the bench : Justice Craps "He was mv personal friend and associate and 1 spent tile last Saturday afternoon before he, sailed with hlni. The city has lost a strong Mayor and the nation a tc.au of unlqOs oharacter I and great courage." Justice Kappei "He was a remarkable i man, an extranidlnarllv able Judge anil n great Mayor. His death Is ii public ca lamity" Justice lllackinar "Mayor Oaynor'a reputation will grow tremendously now that be lias gone beyond the forces ar- ' rayed against mm Justice uudder "Mayor Oaynor will SAKS' DERBIES & SOFT HATS FOR FALL come under the head of distinction, and are therefore ahead of the average. 5th and 6th Aves. take a place In history as a gn at Mayor p the city. Now that he Is gone I pie will only realise whut then- liav. lost." Justice Siapleton "The death of Mayor Oaynor is a real public calamity, M I makes a place vacant In public life thai ' none can nil." Justice .laycox "He was an honest, upright, efficient and capable public sci ' vant In whatever capacity he waa called upon to serve." Justice Kelly He was a unique char aotor. I think his strongest characteristic i was his Intense desire to do right ." Surrogate Keteham "He was great In his personal force, his wonderful Intelleo : tual Instinct and his restless industry We i shall never look upon his like again" at 34th Street I