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SEPTEMBER THE SUN, MONDAY, , 1918. t SUGAR REFINER PRAISESTARIFF, Styi New Rates Will Prove of Great Benefit to Consumer. ANOTHER ASSAILS BILL American Refining ( o.'s Ex pert Thinks Change Will Spread Disaster. C. K. FLINT is HOPEFUL Additioimi tnterytowi with Prom i lion t M huh fact hhth rrowentod by "The Sun." In the symposium of Interview printed yesterday In Tkj Hi n promi nent nianufacturera were divided on the probable effect of the forthcoming tariff changes. ' While many protealed tha the new rate would work (treat injury-to sev eral of the leading industries of the I'nlted HtutCK, other expressed the opinion that the changes would be bene ficial to the country. In additional Interviews printed to day the same divergence of opinion la noticeable. A repreaentatlve of one of the leading sugar refiners attacks the I'ndcrwood-Slmmons tariff, declaring widespread disaster will follow the re duction of the sugar rate and that the benefit to the consumer will be only temporary, while another refiner asserts that the American people will benefit very materially from the provisions In the sugar schedule. CHARLES R. FLINT OPTIMISTIC. averts No Depression If i.ood Car rency Hill Is Passed. n t'HARI.K K. FLINT. The industries of the I'nlted States will IB my opinion adjust themselves to the new tariff without a period of general de pression resulting, provided a currency bill la passed that without contracting credit provides for an expansion of the currency when needed to move the crops. The netv duties have been generally ad Justed so that our consumers get the bene fit of competition between American and Kuropesn manufacturers, the new duties only compensating for the difference be tween Kumiiean wages and the higher wages paid here. Owing to the extent and Intricacies or the tariff problem and of the pressure and influence of conflicting interests Mr. Underwood, although eminently qualified to lead injhe labyrinths of tariff adjust ment, has not been able to adjust all the many "local questions" wisely. For example, in Increasing the duty on the raw material (chicle I for chewing gum lie benefited big. rich consolidations who had years' stocks which they til ing i In imdei the low duty to the prejudice of bundled Of small manufacturers who will be seilouKly handicapped by the Increased duty. TSere ate cases where American manu facturers to meat the competition of JtinOpean manufacturers must take ad vantage of the low Ruropeafi wages and manufacture abroad to the prejudice of Alfisaican labor. The effect of the new tariff will he to reduce the balance of irade in our favor. This would le most serious if it ware not that over 70 tier cent, of our exports of domestic manufactures (Whlrfh amount I ... .en.- Ill) rr ,..nl of fllf tot:l el lot"! 1 ' are produced by our industrial consolida tions, owing to the high efficiency and economies, amounting to over ltin,ii(W,00n annually, secured by consolidation I am satisfied that in spite of Increased Im ports of Kuropcan manufacture the balance of trade in our favor will not he seriously Impaired and that the wages paid by these consolidations will not be reduced. SUGAR REFINERS DIVIDED. Federal Refining- Co. Hopeful on Tariff OntlouL. A representative of the American Sugar Refining Company said yesterday thai the company's opinion of the effect of the tariff bill on the sugar Industry Is un changed from that it expressed before the Ways and Means Committee of the. House earlier tu the year, In which It aid: "In our opinion, the first effect of free sugars, while present production Is main tained, would be to drop prices here to or about present bond values. 80 low a price would destroy the Louisiana Indus try, also the licet sugar Industry in many localities and particularly east of the .Mississippi River, which is not protected by a long railroad haul against sugars coming from the Atlantic and Mulf ports; It would carry the price of rorto lilcan and Philippine Island sugars far below their cost of production and make Hawaiian production unprofitable. Thus our present sources of supply would lie largely curtailed, for under normal crop conditions these domastlc and insular soureas of production are now furnishing upward of 1,800,000 tons, or half our sup ply "Once this production was so reducer?, foreign prices would advance until they reached a point where domestic producera could again enter the field; liow long a time thla would require ,s problematical; meanwhile, disaster would be widespread and consumers would get hut a temporary liepeflt. Paver Hrdncrd Tartar. 'The American Sugar Keflnlng Company visiles to be recorded In favor of a re duced tariff upon sugar. It Is our belief ihst a moderate reduction which Is not so great as to endanger the domestic and insular Industries or to reduce such isourcea of supply would accrue to the lieneflt of the consumer and would neither Increase foreign values on raw material nor increase the refiner's margin of profit per pound " Frank C. Is.wrv. tariff expert of the J'edersl Sugar Refining Company, agys: "Undoubtedly the American people are going to benefit very materially from the provisions In the sugar schedule of fh Underwood bill. Out of considera tion for Louisiana and In accordance with that clause in the Democratic platform providing for 'a gradual reduction' the tariff on sugar will be reduced 25 per cent on March 1. 1(14, and the free sugar provision will not he effective until May 1, 1911. giving tha domestic Interests prac tically three years to get their house in order. "The II per cent, reduction will have the effect of remitting refiners' prices on fPg&asd sugar about three-eighth of a rent per pound, while free sugar will mean a reduction In price of fully IS'' per pound, aa compared with prices under the present rates, resulting In a saving to American consumers of $130,000,000 on this one commodity. "The uninformed may he somewhat sceptical about the consumer getting the lisnettt from the tariff reduction, hut no ons ns Ugar trade who Is familiar 5 TAX EXEMPT GUARANTEED MORTGAGES TAX DAY October 1 liWYEif MORTGAGE 00. CapKal A Surplus RICHARD M. NURD, fill IJberlr St ..N.V IM Mnntamif fttMt, with conditions doubt for a mompnl lut that prices will he correspondingly low ered, aa the nth c of all reflned sugsr throughout ths I'nlted States, whether domestic or Imported, la arrived at by taking the In hond price of foreign raw sugar and adding to It the duty, the coat f refining, transportation to destination and reflnrre' and Jobbers' profit. WH f t... In 1191, when sugar was placed on the free list and as a . lesult of which the price dropped In one week cents pound, consumption increased II per cent. To-day this would mean an in crease of 100,000 tons In one year Not only would refiners benefit from this In creased demand, which could be supplied at reduced operating expense, but whole sale and retail grocers, transportation companies, warehouses. manufacturers and preservers would all participate in these benefits "t'nder free sugar our sources of sup ply will be about the same as now. namely, Cuba, I'orto Rico. Hawaii, the Philip pines and domestic beet. Cuba of course will lie called upon to a great extent lo furnlah the Increased demand, and that Island is capable of producing sugar abundantly and economically. Its out put now is a, 401), 000 tons, and the Island will have no trouble In producing Ti.OOO. 000 tons. But of course such an increase could not come over night "The producers in Hawaii and I'orto Rico will have to go through a period of readjustment to meet the lower prices they will get for their crop under free trade The stockholders In some of the companies that have been heavily watered will find their Incomes somen hat curtailed. The landowners, who have been getting excessive rentals, and planters, who have Invaded high and unsuitable lands will have to conform to the tiew conditions. In other words the period of inflation is over. The people of these Islands will no doubt profit In the end by the return to natural conditions, under which mote than one crop Is produced. Both Islands are equipped by nature for the economi cal production of sugar and both have in the past (before th-y were United States possessions) worked under free trade and competed with other sugar producing countries without tariff protection, slays l.oolslana Will Besrtt. "While at the start ths chang brought about by these new conditions will prob ably be felt more seveiely In Louisiana eventual!) this State will benefit more than any of the ethers because they will cease attempting tu grow a tropical plant In s temperate climate, They will turn to other crops and vv ill be surprised to find how much more profit there Is in them than in glowing sugar cane under un natural conditions solely bSOgUIS one's grandfathet happened to do so. Under any condition the production of sugar cane 111 Louisiana, which now equals only about s per cent of our requirements, will grow steadily less as 11 result of the competition of these other and more profitable crop,. The withdrawal of the tariff bounty will only hasten the State's Inevitable pi ogres toward a healthier and more Independent condition "In spite of all that has been said to the contrary by the beneficiaries of our high tariff on sugar In many of our Western States beet sugar Is produced under better conditions than anywhere else In the world, and at a no greater cost of production. Factories that have been properly located and equipped will have no trouble ill paying dividends on legitimate Investments, but owners of stock In companies that have been heavily watered as a result of the "capitalisation of the tariff ' will noejoubt find their In comes reduced. "In my opinion It would have been wise had the hill carried an snti dump ing, or a countervailing duty clause, both of which I see have la-en stricken out by the conference committee. While it may he perfectly proper to require our Industries to compete without protection with foreign producers, it does not seem to tne Just to ask them to compete with foreign Governments who may choose to subsidise aoine particular induatry. "Certainly Schedule K haa not been drawn with a view of favoring any special interest.' and I state without fear of contradiction that it will prove to he of the greatest benefit to the 100, 000,000 consumers In the United States." NEW ORLEANS PROTESTS. Lam May Ileal Fatal Blow lo Lead Ing Indastry. Ngn t nu. EA.vs, Sept. IT. Th new tariff legislation us a whole Is not lookid upon with favor by those who are conducting the business of the city. "We cannot tell what the result of the new legislation will be." said one leading wholeaa .-r In the hardware line. "One thing we do know, it will destroy one of thn chief resources of the State, the sugar industry. Thousands of dollars of trade will be annihilated by the new law. It rrmalna to be seen whether or not new lines of Industry will spring up to take the place or the sugar industry. To my mind there will be a long road to travel before equal business enterprises supplant those of the sugar business." Among the wholesalers, the general trend of opinion was that the new law would lie a detriment to the city and the adjacent territory. "We do not look for a substantial de crease In the cost of the necessities of life." said one prominent dealer. "The Idea which Is paramount with the framera of the law that It will reduce the high cost of ll"iug is a buggahoo. I do not thing prices to the consumers will be affected by the law. It Is supply and demand which regulates the prices of necessities, and such drastic laws us the present will have no effect on the general prices of goods." Among the hankers of the city the opin ion waa expressed that thn blow to the sugar induatry would result In more dis aster and create a system of close buy ing by the public which ha heretofore been dependent on the augar Induatry. Thla great class of people will bs forced to economise and as a consequence, will limit their buying to actual neceasitiea of life until definite new Industries open which will give them a new meana to earn thtr livelihood. FEAR FOREIGN COMPETITION. Maaofactarers of Common flradss steel May Staffer. PtTTSBi'RO. Sept. 28. In some branches of the steel Industry the new tariff Is not expected by Pittsburg manufacturers to disturb business, but In the common grades, such as structural steel and the other seml-flnlshed steel products, It Is thought that foreign competition might, affect the Industry. Charles K. Mlddleton, general manager of the Carbon Hteel Company, which re cently underbid corporation companies, for the Navy department's contract for steel plates, said that so far aa his com pany was concerned he did not think that it would affect It to any great extent "Buslneaa Is good In (iermany and Kng land now." said Mr. Mlddleton, "and so long as It Is good there we have nothing to fear. At our plant we make special brands of steel, principally alloy steel. Ho far as we are concerned f do not think the new schedule will cause us Much trouble. We manufscture high grade products and these are not likely to he affected by the new law. The other branches of the Industry are liable to be affected, howtver. The . structural steel business will be affected, I think, and probably the rail business. All the steel we manufacture Is high grade and In a seml-flnlshed condition." W. V. Follsnsbee, secretary-treasurer of the Follansbea Bros. Company, when naked how the new tariff would affect the steel, sheet and tin plate Industry, re plied : "Business Is very dull now. 1 do not think we can conjecture now what effect the new schedules will have upon our In dustry. We will of course have to wait and see how It works. Ho far aa prices are concerned I do not think It will have a great effect. Prices may be affected, but I think only slightly. Wages will re main the same so far as 1 can Judge now." Willis L. King, vice-president of the Jones Laughlln Company, the largest makers of Iron and ateel products In the I'nlted States with the exception of the I'nlted .s.ates Steel Corporation, said; "It Is too complicated a question to answer without some deliberation. Off hand. I think my opinion would be greatly pr, Judlced by what I think about the tnrlff. We have been working under It for such a long time that wc think we cannot get along without It. I think that a protective tariff Is necessary, but as to the effect It will now have with these schedules I am not In a position to answer." EXPECT AID FROM CANADA. Seattle l.amhermen Predict access If Priors Are nt Col. Sbatti.e, Wash.. Kept. 27. Officers of the Puget Sound Mills and Timber Com pany said to-day regarding the forthcom ing tariff changes: "We have felt considerable apprehen sion from the reduction on shingles and on some classes of lumber. Should British Columbia mills take advantage of the re duction to lower pricee with the reduced schedule 't would result In closing down most of the shingle mills In this country. Hut reliable information from that quar ter assures us that this reduction will not be made. If It is shown at the paasage of the bill that the Canadian mills are going to hold present prices and try to make a pioflt 'he reault will help busi ness Instead of hurting It." A. 8. Hurwrll of the Seattle Hardware Company said : "I think trade will Improve with the final settlement of the tariff question. Out side of steel and Iron there will be no noticeable change in the hardware busi ness lr the uaual time Is given for a readjustment of prices before the tsrlff takes effect I think the result on the whole will be henerlrlsl to trade." A. K. Stewart of Stewart & Holmes, wholesale druggists, said: "I do not look for any marked change In business one way or the other The country Is prosperous and once buyers know exactly what to figure on 1 look for a revival in buying." Rudolph Q, H. Nordhoff. general man ager of The Bon Marchc. had this to say ! "Woollen goods and cotton goods will D from 2. to III per cent, cheaper than at present. The consumer will get the benefit of all wool goods Instead of mixed goods as at present and at a reduced price. It will affis-t hosiery, gltrves and many lines of goods in which the finer species of leather are used. We shall have a better trade and the American manu facturers. 111 my opinion, will not suf fer" URGE SPEEDY ACTION. Baltimore Merchants a Delay Has lamperee! Importers. BobTIMOMi Sept. II. DISCtMBlng the tariff legislation. William H. Hurst, hesd of the large wholesale dry goods house of John K Hurst A Co., said yesterday: "The long delay in passing the bill has worked great hardship on many import ers. In conducting our business we bsve been forced to adopt a hand to mouth pnllev. as we. In common with oilier Im porters, are endeavoring to keep our mer chandise in the bonded warehouses as long as possible, with the ngpecfatlon that the bill will shortly he passed "Therefore we take our stock piece by piece from the warehouse as wc need It gnd cannot store our entire supply in our own warehouse. This svstem is not busi nesslike or e fficient, but it Is the best that we can do under the circumstances" James M. lOaster. secretary-treasurer of the Daniel Miller Company. Imporlera of drv goods, remarked : "While It Is true that the tsrlff could he most advantageously reduced on many commodities, I feel that business men as a whole did not expect so drastic s cut. Some of the cuts are from ll to per cent. This is loo great a percentage to cut at on. time, and will cuuse difficulty In the readjustment process. As far as possible, business men have already dis counted the effect of the bill, hut to do this completely Is an Impossibility. In my opinion, however, the currency reform is of even more vital Importance than the tariff legislation." It Lancaster Williams of Mtddendorf. Williams Co. esys: "I 11 m Inclined to look with optimism on the tariff leglelation. and believe that Its ultimate effect after thorough adjust ment has taken place will prove bone, flclal. Nevertheless, the protrscted dis cussion of the bill has proved a disturb ing factor in the securities market, nfid the sooner that It. together with war scares, currency legislation and other sim ilar things, is got out of the way, the better it will be for all." John It. Horsey, vice-president and sec retary of the William K. Hooper ft Sons Company, manufacturers of cotton duck, .saul : "The passsge of the bill will he a greet blow to the cotton duck Industry In this country, We cannot OOHipstg with the cheap labor of other countries and if the bill finally becomes a law it will mean that tunny cotton mills In this country will have to he shut down." John II Nelson, banker, says: "While I do not agree with th provisions of the bill and do not thing that It is the best thing for the country, 1 believe the prin cipal thing in be considered now is its speed j passage." HELD ON KIDNAPPING CHAS0E. tooth Involved With ftlrl Oete Hear. Ins To-morrovr Ball gil,flO. Amale Vandeweghe of 140 Kast Fortv nlnth street, Manhattan, arrested Satur day at his factory and taken to Brooklyn, charged with kidnapping fifteen-year-old Kthel Kane of 8$ Alabama avenue, Kast New Y'ork, lust Thursday afternoon, was held In default of $2,000 ball by Magis trate Hylan In thn New Jersey avenue come yesterday. The hearing was set for to-mcrrow. The youth denied knowing anything regarding the disappearance of the girl, but Mrs. Klsle Feather, the girl's cousin, who caused his arrest, declared last night that he did know all about the girl dis appearance. UNION VOTES ON PENSION FUND. Photo Kngravers Ask Their Mem bers to Consider Plan. A referendum vote Is being taken, it was announced yesterday, by the locals of ihe International Colon of Photo En gravers throutfhoul the country on the question of Ihe establishment for Its mem bers of an old age pension. It Is provided In the plan which Is now being voted on that In 1114 assessments will begin for the creation of a fund for the pension ami lhat from this fund be ginning with IU20 members who are 10 years old and over can draw 1$ a week. HOUSE GETS REPORT ON TARIFF TO-DAY I Hons of Israel yesterday sfternoon at Ma- Ijestlc Temple, 111 East 125th street. He I'mlcrwood to Submit It After, ' Mooting of Full Confor onee Committer. DEBATE BEGINS TO-MORROW 'itt I 11 w Will Rrino Hovpiiiip 3pw IjHv "in orinfr netenue of $16,000,000 in Exoom of Government Expenses. Washimiton. Sept. 2s The conference tw " honor to sny country, to carry oil. report on the tariff hill will be submitted Kerosene, bombs, nitroglycerine and In the House by Represetitstlve Undci -! ''"' ' devilish, sinful device to carry out wood shortly after noon to-morrow. It I Iniquitous and nefarious schemes, which will be considered by the full conference ,h' mom hsrdened msn criminal would committee to-morrow morning. hesitate to enact, these femsles urgenists The committee has been called to meet'"' proud to perform because they are at l o'clock, and after the report has been formally approved, Chairman 1'nderwood will carry It Into the House and submit It. It will not appear In the Senate un til after It haa been acted on by the House. Cnder the rules, the report will lie over for a day and be called up in the House on Tuesday for consideration. The latest estimate aa to the amount of revenue that will be raised under the new law fixes a sum that will be f 14,000.- 000 In excee of the current expenses of the Government for the first and about 1 Is, 000,000 on an average for each year thereafter. The Increase In the surtax from in comes, together with the decrease In the limit of exemptions, will add to the reve nue something like 113,000,000, according lo the estimates of Treasury experts, while the losses on account of taking out of the bill the cotton tax, California win tax and certain other special features put 111 by the Senate will be far less than was estimated. The Senate leaders fixed .111 estimate of t3.00ti,000 as the total revenues from the income tsx. The House had fixed about 4To.000.000. The difference is ac counted for by the $13,000,000 additional which Is expected lo flow from the in crease made by the Senate In the grad uated surtax on Incomes snd the change In exemption. Royal E. Cabell, former Commissioner of Internal Revenue, expressed the opinion recently that the estimate of revenue to be raised from the Income tax was about $5,000,000 too high. But the conference committee has had the advice of the chief of the corporation tax bureau in the Internal revenue service, and an expert on Income tax laws, who has examined the Income tax statutes of every country In the world and of the various States, hss compared the re turns with the amount of wealth and has made his estimates with as much study and pains as are employed by an insur ance actuary. It is evident that the tiiemtiers of the Finance Committee have everv confidence in his work. These experts have assured Chairman Simmons and the member of the COh ference committee that they may safely rely on s surplus of 11 000,000 for the tlrst year. Tlic estimate on lbs returns from the excise tax or corporation tax, which Is n enacted In thla bill, la about 13,1.000. 00, The leturns from ths corporation tax have steadily Increased each year sinie It went luto operation, atid Treas ury experts say it is likely the returns next year will be nearer StO.OOO.Oou than the 13".. ono, 0110 estimated by t lie Finance Committee. One hundred thousand persons will pay taxes .11 Incomes In New York State, ac cording to estimates made by collectors of Internal revenue In that State These reports show that about 80,000 New Yorkera are assessable under the income tax law. of this number IT.I04 have In comes ranging from $3, 000 a year to III, OuO . 1.H75 Incomes from 115.000 to $50,. 000; 535 Incomes from $60,000 to $100,. iioo and Shu with Incomes of more than $100,0110 a year The returns from all collectors in Penn sylvania show that S5.-Si.ii persons have taxable Inclines up to 111,000; that t.Uf." have incomes up to $50,000; that 1.3a. have incomes up to lino.Oflfl, and that have Incomes excedlng 1100,00$. CITY BLAMED FOR TYPHOID. Bast side Beslgrats Ask Mayor la Enforce Sanitary 1 41 we. j A crowd flocked to the Kast Side Tro lectlve Associstion. I Avenue B. vaster day to protest .ma. list what they called the neglect of the officials of city depart - ; ments p, maintain more sanitary condi- 1 lions in the streets Harry H. Schlacht. superintendent of the association, presided at a meeting at which ways and means of stemming the tide of typhoid fever on the East Bid were discussed. Mr. bYhlschi was directed to take the matter up with Mayor Kline. A letter was sent to the Mayor by Mr. Schlacht culling attention to the "menacing typhoid fever that now infests the Kast Side." "The disease thst is mowing In this part of the city with increasing rapidity says the letter, "Is the product of the ab solute indifference on the part of the offi cials to demand a rigid enforcement of and compliance w ith the sanitary laws " TWO FLY WITH AVIATOR. Antra's Hydroaeroplane Goes at nate of no Miles aa Hoar. San Fbancisco, Sept. 28. Flying in his hydroaeroplane with two passengers, Adolph Sutro, grandaon of ex-Mayor Adolph Sutro of San Francisco, sped four and three-sixteenths miles In 3 minutes and 40 seconds. The average speed over sn eighth of a mile lap was fifty miles sn hour. The total weight lifted was COO pounds, and the altitude attained was 800 feet. Hutru has made many spectacular flights around San Francisco and on two (Hcaslons had narrow escapes from death by falling with his machine Into ths hay. He was saved by launches on on of these occasions when he was at the point of drifting out to sea. through the Oolden Oate. SAYS HE STOLE WATCH AT TROT. fHrl Ho Her Former Partner Ar rested as a Thief, Katerlne Holeck of 17 West street charaed Fred Stern 13 vun old nt th same number nn East street, yesterday In ' tne Totnoi court with snatching her watch. They first met on a Saturday night sev eral weeks ago at a Oreenwlrh street dsnce hall. Miss Holeck as she tangoed ' watched the hours slip by on a new gold watch on her waist. When shs was Intro duced to stern they were attracted to each other by their addresses. Stern was alao ' attracted by the girl's gold watch, accord- ; Ing to the affidavit, for after they had BOM the turkey trot severs! times hs Is said to hsve grabbed It from her and did a trot of his own away from there. t Ths girl told the police. Detective Clare and Brown searched the dance halls (South of Fulton street for Htern. On Sat urday night they arrested him. He was sent to th Tomb in default of 1 1,000 hall to await further examination to-day, Acting Chief Shannon Improving. It waa aald at Bell.-vue Hospital last night that the condition of acting Bat talion Chief John .1. Shannon, who was hurt st s fire In Rait Klghteenth street on Friday night, had slightly Improved. Th physician said that he may recover, j JULIUS WARNS 8UTTF AGIST. Militants Iff sneaking. Skulking, Iperons Destroyers, Iff. Says. Sheriff Julius Harburger addressed the iii,-inh.., u ,r 11. I,,, let,, .,,,1, nt Order I'ree miss .loan wiognsm, tne anvance ngent of Mrs. Pankhurst. said In an In terview a few days ago : 'We shall harry and burn and tear up and destroy We shall continue our efforts to destroy the mails.' And other revolutionary talk was Indulged in which would not be tolerated in free America. "If Mrs. Pankhurst 's mission Is a pesc ahlc one and her lecturea for the better ment of mankind. I will be the first one 1 10 appiaiid her effort, but if she utters vtoI . aiwi advonatm militant tactics for American suffragette I will suppress her. "The bomb and torch brigades of Ams sonlan proclivities whose fetish is to wipe out by cowardly and runaway tac- , this, to dynamite old estates which would ueeirou or letting the world know how criminal, low and dlaguating thelt war are is. "Theae miacreants of perverted effeiii Inlnlty are aetting an exaitspte of demo niacal, hellish design, and carrying them into fulfilment, which places American suffragettes so far above them that ours are all of sunshine, and theirs sneaking, skulking, viperous, misanthropical. Irre. llglous, intemperate, fiendish, sexless, wilful destroyers, exterminators, heart less with the guise face and hndl.a of femalea, are metamorphosed into freaks 01 me gutter, with its slime and filth as predominating features of a warfare, which among civilised nations la termed barbaric, inhuman, outrageoua. and makes a government of stability unsound and a mucsery or juatlce. ' CORN ROYS" TO 8EE CAPITAL, j I. illMI Will Go 10 Washington oa December S. ' Washington. Sept. II. Th biggest' agricultural pilgrimage ever made to! Washington will take place on December I 5. when 1,200 Ohio boys, the champion corn growera of the State, accompanied by 00 parents, otbe,- 1. datives, friends. I educators and Ohio State officers, will ! arrive In the city on several special trains and proceed to come Into ownership of 1 the capital city for several days there after. T. P. Hi, idl" of Lima, Ohio, acting as advance agent for A P Handles, chair man of the State agricultural committee, arrived In Washington to-dav to make ar- j rangements for the big visit Within a few hours P.lddl had leased several hotels outright, chsrtered all the rubber neck wagona of Washington for the ne k. 1 made arrangements for apeclal steamers to take the boys on Potomac River ex- euMloiM and generally notified all the sightseeing place of Washington to pre pare for the invasion. The "corn hoys" will receive roysl treatment on their visit They will be received at the White House bv President Wilson and hear a lecture by the Secre. tary of Agriculture and other e. partment heads. They will visit th. Senate and House to hear speeches by famous states- , men. The Ohio delegation In Congress 1 will mske these arrangements McNAUGHTON WON'T RE HANGED Doctor, t'oavlrted of Harder. sred by Governor of Georgia, Savannah. Oa., Sept. 2. dm. glaton has commuted to life Imprisonment the death sentence of Ir W .1 McNsughtOn, convicted of the murder of Fred Flanders in Kinanuel county three year ago. The prison commission recommended pardon. The (Governor feels that there Is reasons ble doubt as to the guilt of the ! accused, but does not see thst the evl- dence Is clesr In McNaughtnn'a favor. Mrs. Mattie Flanders. Jointly Indicted With Dr. McNanghton. was never tried. Df, McNaughton was sentenced to be 1 banged on October 3. The case was taken to the Supreme Court of the I'nlted 1 States. . Trains leave from 7 A. M. to 10 P M. on the hour and at midnight with deepen from Liberty Street. Ten minutes of the hour from vVeat 23rd Street. Superior dining service at dining hours. CROKER'S ATTACK ON GAYNOR A SURPRISE Friends of Late Mayor Willing to Have Both Judged by Records. NO HELP TO TAMMANY Reference to Hyde Called I'nfair Ignorant of Poli tics Here. The outburst of Rirhsrd Croker. cabled from London, was received by New York politicians yesterday with a gasp of sur prise. Mr. Croker went out of his way to attack the late Mayor, and said that vice and crime have never been so open In New York as during the admlnlatra tion of Mr. tlaynor. He went on to say that Mayor (iaynor bad eulogised Charles F. Murphy on many occasions before his break with the Tammany leader, and that the Mayor had turned on Murphy only when he failed to get a renominating New York politicians could not under stand what Induced Mffl to break forth at thla time. Croker, has maintained since he left New York that he waa out of New York politics, and many who read what he had to say about Mayor tlay nor s connections with Murphy were quite ready to believe that be also Is out of touch with New York politics. If Croker'a purpose was to help the TammaOy ticket it was said be has not fulfilled any part of it with Ida attack, which Is simply regarded ns an evidence of bad taate. and of some personal quar rel between the late Mayor and him self. Croker also indicated that he does not know what the political situation In New York Is. "If a Tammany Mayor put his Ian partner in offlco and he had to resign on account of corruption, where would Tutu manv be In public opinion"'' said Mr. Croker It Is taken that this refers to former city Chamberlain Hyde, who re signed after criminal charges had been brought against him. Friends of the late Major pointed out that If Croker referred to Hyde In this fashion and neglected to mention that no corruption had been proved against Hyde, Croker was guilty of unfairness at bast. Robert Adamson. secretary to Mayor Unv nor and now In charge of the fusion campaign, hesitated to speak on the matter yesterday, hut finally said "The friends of Mayor Gaynor are perfectly willing that he and Mr. Cioker shall he Judged by their records In this city. It is written. 'By their fruits ye shall know them' While Richard Croker from his foreign homo ia assailing the late Mayor's memorv, hlg successors In this city are doing their utmost to undo the late Mayor's good work for the city government. "It Is all Very Illuminating, hecsuse it helps to make Mill more plain to the people the character of opposition that those now engaged In the fight for good government are called upon to meet. ".Mr. Croker in his remarkable outbreak sceins to have assumed that the late Mayor had attacked former Fire Chief Rdnrard Croker, This was sn injustice to both the Msvnr and to Chief Croker I know the Mayor always regarded Chief Croker l an efficient official." Siipt. Rutcher of the Newsboys' Lodging House at 14 New chambers street haa Issued nn appeal for clothing for his charges. The cold weather Is coming and the number of boys seeking shelter at the home Is dally Increasing. Many of the net arrivals need shoes, underwear, socks or stockings, warmer clothing and winter hats. Time Tables Are Unnecessary When going to Philadelphia via the New Jersey Central, on which road "Your watch is your time table," as trains leave Every hour on the hour. BUILDER SUFFOCATED IK FIRE. Two Other Feraone Are Bracnrd Prom ruing Hoasc. otto Ooeblin, 48 years old, a builds., who lived alone on the second floor of a two family frame dwelling in 25 Third street, Union Course, Queens, was found dead In bed after a fire destroyed the lower part of the house yesterday morn ing. Mr. Ooeblln's wife Is sn Invalid and Is in a hospital. His bedroom waa in the reer of the second floor, while Victor Weiss and his wife lived on the first floor A fireman nw flames shooting out of the house at 3:30 o'clock. He turned In an alarm and then tried to arouse the Inmates. The building was filled wltn smrnts. but he succeeded In getting out Weiss and his wife. When outside they told the firemen sbout Ooeblin. They at tempted to enter the house, but were driven bsck by the flames. When the fire was under control Ooeb lin wss found suffocated. SINCLAIR TIRES OF HOLLAND. Ills Betarn lo Arden, Del., Worries Socialist settlement. Wn.MiNOToN, Del.. Sept. :!. Upton Sinclair, who descried Arden. once s single tax colonv but now Socialist set tlement, haa tired of Holland and will return to his bungalow at Arden. He Is expected aoon after October I. The heads of the colony received word to-dav from Sinclair to this effect. He left the place and went abroad with his voung son after Oeorge Brown, an anar chist, had Sinclair and a doien Others sent to the county workhouse for a day and night for playing tennis on Hundav. The trip to Europe was also made after his wife. Mrs. Meta Fuller Sinclair, hod developed a fondness for Horry Kemp, the "hobo" poet. There is much apprehension at Arden. The trustees -frown upon Sinclair's reap pearance and fear renewed sensations. The Sinclair bungalow has been for sale, but the sign has been removed. PANKHURST BANQUET OCT. 20. faril Say' Attendance Does o4 Pledge 40 Militancy. The banquet which the Women's Po litical Union Is arranging for Mrs. Pank hurst will take place Monday evening. October 20. at the Aldlne Club. Tickets are 11,10. In all announcement and Invitations the point is emphasised that no one bv attending pledges herself or himself to believe In militancy. "The spirit which has prompted Mrs Pankhurst and her followers Is a spli it all 100 rare in the world," continues th announcement, "Their devotion, their determination, their rourago and self sacrifice are worthy of appreciation." Mra. .lohn Rogers, .lr.. will be chair man of the reception committee, which is composed of Mrs. Henry Rutterworth Mrs. John Winters Rrannon. Miss Lnvlnui Hick. Miss Alice l.cwisohn. Miss Irani Lewlsohn, Miss Katficrine Foote and Mli-" B. C. Strohell. TRIAL FOR BLACK HAND MURDER Boss. Allesed Leader of Gang, Will Tare Jnrr To-day, Whits Plains, N. T Sept. II. P.' faelo Bova, alleged Black Hand lead' In Westchester county, will be placed on trial to-morrow- morning for the second time before Supreme Court Justice Mill' and a Jury, charged with the murder of Phllllpo Corldo In February. 1012 Bova Is one of a gang of six Italian who are under Indictment for the mil der. The State contends that the murd" Is the result of a feud between rha! eangs of Italians, who. among Othei things, trafficked tn white slaves. Last June Bova was tried for the mur der of Carido. but the Jury disagreed. Fire Destrora Kplscopal Church. PonT Jrnvts. Sept 28. The Kplscopa Church st Mllford. Ps.. was destroyed bl tire this afternoon at a loss of $15,000. It was a wooden structure. The fire was caused by the furnace.