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THE SUN, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1913.
ELECTION NEWS FROM NEW YORK AND OTHER STATES MITCHEL'S RECORD ON SCHOOLS ATTACKED Ernest Cnrroll Moore Siiys In quiry info Hoard Was a Faroe. BIASSKI) MAN BEHIND IT Clinrsrs Sole Purpose Waa Ion's Desire lo (Jot" Dr. Maxwell. Al- Br Ktii:T cauiiom. mooiir. F.vcrybndy so loves Sir ( alnliad Hint 1' I 11 high nml laudable ambition for h lu ll um to strive to I10 llkn htm. tint th false knight It less attractive than the real one While oni ls-reon may soar above- others In what he says, ho may sink fnr below them In whnt he dor Some of tin who hnve had unusual op portunities to study the deed of John Turroy Mltchel know that he Is no Sir (laia had and are wondering by what process of legerdemain ho la being mnelo to njijs'nr no like unto that famous knight We bate noted the efforts which are being midn In his liehalf to make political I capital out of tho recent New York school Inquiry, and we feel that we have a duty to the people of New York city to make them familiar with tho Inner history of that publlo undertaking. This history, 1 conceive, haa an Important bearing upon four questions which the people of New Tfork are now striving to answer, l, Is Mr. Mltchel his own man or another's? 1. What Is hla attitude na a publlo official' toward the law which he Is sworn to uphold? , 8. how aoes ne treat nie stiooreiiniuee nnu people who have official relations with him? '4. What would bo the future of the school system of New York If he were Mayor of the city? These are publlo questions Jid require the fullest light that ran be brought to bear, upon them. We bare nothing to do with the private character of Mr. Mltchel he may be the wlsert, the most reliable and the most affable of men. Our concern Is solely with his official acts. How has he per formed bis part of the public business? Hla record as a member of the Uonrd of Eattmate and chairman of Its responsible committee on school Inquiry, and only that, shall concern us. Ilia School Invrstlwitlnn. 1 nder date of October :n, nin. the Hoard of Kstlmate and Apportionment adopted a resolution appropriating f.v.ono for an Investigation of the liepartment of I'.du t 'at inn On February r., mil, William H. Allen of the Itiireau of Mutilcliial Itesearch came to mo at Mobile, Ala . and told me tlvtt the lommitlee on school Inquiry wished me to conduct the Inquiry. When I caine in touch with the nmniltlee't expert I xvas -iirpriMd at the method which It em ploy cd. for in nminnn w itb all public sihnnl men I hud known that a bitter tend had existed for some mouths between Mr Mien ami William II Maxwell, the City s,i rliiteiuleiit of Si hooU. ami that Mr. 'en hid pruit-d inmiv statement con lemiii'i tlie school of XV York not all . which were seir-evldi'iitlv true 1 have since taken pains to inquire Into , the nature of this feud and am reliably think we can go on with the extension Informed hy a member of the Hoard of which we have planned fnr Hie Inquiry t: location that Mr Allen had repeatedly and ou had better close up tho work here ' del him that "he (Mr. Alleiil xcas going to ins mmih a ynu um The Hoard of Alder git Maxwell." I had conducted several men have cut out the appropriation for tl.e public investigations and hud fixed views Inquiry and we have no funds.', Where that It was the prime leqtitslie of any such upon i said, 'Hut ynu told me that you ex publlc proceeding to be exceedingly clr- ported the xlderinon to cut out this ap cumspeit in Unguarding in every polhJe, propnation and that you would secure the way the interests of all parlies involved. I (unci some way ' This necessary precaution the school j Inquiry committee had failed to take, but in- , sieim 11 naei etitrusti'ei tne preuminar negn- tlatlons of till weighty and dellc-ntc matter to an open enemy 01 1 ne scnooimanageuieiic. ,s I was to be in New- York on the following 1 Monday evening a dinner was arranged at which I might meet Mr. Mitchel, the chair man of th" school Inquiry committee Mr Allen and Mr. Ilruere were present Mr. .Mltchel came! late and stayed but a brief time. 1 was askeel how long such an Investigation would take. I said from three to thirty years. I was asked if I would undertake It. 1 replied that It was too heavy u responsibility for any one man. but that I waa willing to be one of a committee of three to handle It. Fpon request I sug gested the name of Prof. Frank Me.Murrny of Columbia as another member of such a committee. Ar Mr. Mltchel had to leave at this point he turned to the others and aid: "I am satisfied. C.o ahead with the arrangements," and left. From the nature of this Interview I learned that Mr, Mltchel was not very eager for the proposed Inx-estlgation, but that Mr, Allen waa tremendously eager for It, and that the virtual direction of the undertaking was being left to Mr. Allen, 1 came away with the conviction that a serious publle responsibility was being sadly mismanaged Four Questions llnlsed. On the following Saturday there was , another conference which Mr. Allen, Mr. Uruere, Prof, McMurray and myself at tended. Neither Mr. Mltchel nor any other member of the committee us present. At this conference l took pains to ask four questions and the replica were in no case satisfactory. These were the questions: "First- Has the Hoard of F.stlmate taken pains to determine its legal right to make the proposed Investigation?" "Second Will the school Inquiry com' mlttee put Its understanding with Its expert In w riting o that ho may kno w clcfluitely xxhat his responsibility Is?" "Third What method will the committee employ to determine the efficiency of the xvork of Its experts?" "Fourth-1 this Investigation being undertaken to siippott any preconceived ih"ine cNf school administration?" ' The ne result of these conferences was ilisappoliititig In Iheexlrcme. T'homnn who was nominally in 1 harge of this great matter was not actually in charge of t. The man who, of all men, should not haxe been in c harge of it was in charge of It, and although lie and his ofllce' ptofes to represent efll 1 ii'iiey In government the answers to my qni'sl Ions represented a greater degree of inefficiency than I had ever before met. line of two conclusion, was clear, either th It the mailer was not straight nr Hint It wa being fumbled beyond repair in Its very beginning. In a few dajs I wa very glad In be re- eised from turther responsibility for Hie I, quu y nya iciier iroin .vir. .viucnei, in w iiicu he said that upon more mature retire'! Ion Hn')' had decided that one man must hcviel Hie iuv estigatlon and that I had said that I wasiol w illlug lo undertake It alone. Alter u lew weeks, on March III, HMI, Pud Paul II , ll inilsof Harvard I'nlversily wa appolulcil to direct it Dr, llnuns's I'.ipcrlcncr. 1 i.i.r mi. eejein" iiis ic nice eeee eie-c-ciiicii 01 uas eieareci i ue aiiuospiicre in such an cm cue anil remov ai ni neuter me ieiiincraiin iceiriy Dr. Ilanut of his experiences In that capac- thntlill Deinncratlo factions are now looking ' up State would bo spill In twain, but this H' 'toward (lov, Martin H. (Ilynn as the Moses expectation has not been fulfilled and up- " before I arrived In Now York I had in of tlm Dniiiocratln party up State, If not Stale Democrats are looking forward to a conseqiienco of earlier ae qualiitauco with down-Stale, III ease fusion should win in successful (ilynn administration, Thlscon Mr. Allen, and on tlm basis of his letters to New nrk city d It Ion of affairs, which has so early liianl- tne, Invited hU assistance In the Inquiry Unv (llvnii Is very popular with the lesteel Itself In Deinncratlo politics so cloi-ely ' It was not long befoie 1 discovered Wilson Administration and If Mltchel should upon the end of the Impeachment trial, has that i!r. Allen's attitude toward tho school hn elected Mayor In New York city It Is the given the Democrats hope that they will VtUlD waa that of acriinouioufultlliidlug i hope of up.btato Democrats tliut be would elect more up-atate Democratic Assembly- 1 and that toward l)r Max-well In pnrtlctilar It was tlccldcly hostile It was ho niiirh bo that 011 line occasion I nnid to III ill, 'I um willing to listen to Jollr suggestion bt you'vi! cot to pt iii 1111 Maxwell ' It wn kooii made clear to mo that the policy which Air. AIIpii bad advocated In the pant, and which b.-ifl lertielnlv been fntleeui-d In the) ' Hft wa"rt(, p'ihmlor immmalinr at pmt of discliillning the Hoard of IMiica- tlon and It finders In jiiiblio. .My own method was of InvpotlKiitlnn nml of coopcra tlon with lioth teacheis and school authori ties. That mi'tliod was not welcnluo to Mr, Allon. "U flrit Hip school Inquiry was required to do many things which did lint pertain strictly to the Inquiry, but finally under 'date of October ill, Rill, I'rof Mil hum wrote In President Mlteiii-I outlining the plan of the investigation x e opv of thl letter was shown to Mr Allen. 'Mi rending It, lie showed everv sign of Iirltatlon and said at mice, 'That I- not fair, that it not fair at all', an oxc l.miatioi the lgtilfl anee of which I at flint failed to uiidertalid The stibstnnio of what Mr AIIpii then iald to me miii that President Mltelicl expected such a statement Iroin m as would help to xecuro further appropriation. I had under taken the Inquir) ith every reason to stiiioe that it wax wanted and that It waft not my business to Justify It In advance of the completion of our work. Threatened by Allen. "To till .Mr. Allen replied In effect, 'Do you know what I going to happen?' When I saiel 'No,' he nnid, 'When you came here everybody received ou with the greatest ncolnlin. You were heralded n one of the greatest educational experln in the country 1 and great things were expected of xotl Now, do you know what the paper are ready to do? They are ready to blow ynu up.' This remark, with Its Implication, was not lout upon me. I did, however, say to Mr Allen as 1 left. '.Mr. Ilruere saw this letter and approved of It.' Whereupon Mr. Allen replied, 'Vull, all that I fan pay is that he won't approve of It after I see him and .Mltchel won't approve of It either ' On .November II, tail, I met President Mltchel at Ids house. President Mltchel nnid, 'Set your mind at rest, l)r, llanuv the Inquiry Is going on, The Aldermen will cut . tho appropriation out of the budget, but i xxe will secure tho funds." I said, 'Th.it Is very well, Mr. Mltche), but If It is going on Allen must get out of the Inquiry and stay out or we will quit ' Thereupon President Mltchel said to me, 'Do you know how I got Into this Inquiry?" And when I said 'No,' ho told mo that he did not want the Inquiry, but that Mr Allen did want It xery much. President Mltchel then told me that no sooner xcas the committee appointed than Mr. Jlruere came to him and said. 'Allen is all broken up about this and if he does not get in on this It xclll break up our happy family and there will be trouble.' Whereupon,' said President Mltchel. '1 con sented. And that is how It all happened.' "It will therefore Im seen from the fore going that Mr Allen, and not President Mltchel, hnd been managing the Inquiry, and that the chairman of the committee, a city oftlclal. had turned over hl respon sibility' In a mntter of'sn great Importance as till to an Irresponsible outsider Inquiry In Cnllril. "President Mltchel also told me that If the inquiry was to go ou lie would have to get belilnd It and run It himself t which I replied, 'nu certainly will" Thereupon President Mltchel asked me to submit my plan as revised, together with the estimated cost and the amount required to carry on the work. All of this I did, and the plm inn which we hnd been trying to work was once more l.iunclied, as l thought, per manently "n Nov ember -". about o'clock. President Mitcliel came Into me nfllc e and said in effect 'Dr Hauii. I don't ,( not secure another conference xvlth Mr Mltchel for some clays. Within ) ,,, clay nr two .Mr. Lewis came Into my onitc and said. Now that the inquiry I going- to I stop 1 want to know II there 1 anything 1 ,.,, , fr y replied that he could I not Almost immediately Mr Hriieie caine Into the ofllce and Mid, 'The -hip I going ' to the bottom It i- a good ship ami we can save It I want to know If there Is anything I can eln In help I said 'No. there Is nothing ynu can do." 'While Mr Ilruere was in the nftlce Dr Allen telephoned and said, Has anv thing happened during the list few elays which makes it Impossible for tin1 to see you.' f jiid 'No, you can come at .'. o'clock ' lief arc- he came I asked Dr Hachman and Prof Hallou to como into the office and remain thero while Mr Allen was present. When Mr. Allen came he looked nt these two men and mid, 'Well, I didn't know we were going to have so much company, but 1 guess I mil equal to it.' Allen lleiilc-a III vratlcntliiK It, "Then followed a statement by him in which he tried to convince me, first, that he had had nothing to do with the inquiry except a ho had been asked to participate In it by me. In this part of his statement to me he tsled, a usual, to he. persuasive anil convincing, but naturally, from what I knew of the circumstance., he was merely convicting himself of falsehood. "When ho found that I would not believe him he said that my mind had been poisoned hy somebody against him, that I was Wrong and Hint I would find that I was wrong Thereupon 1 told him where the confirma tion of my suspicions came from, that is to say 1 repeated to him what President Mltchel had told 1110 about his relation lo Iho inquiry. He wa siaggered for a fraction of a second and then snld 'Why, Mltchel doen't mean that,' and at once the tono of hi conversation changed. He began to threaten. He wanted me to under stand that I was running counter to what was expected of mo and he conveyed his threat in these words' 'I want you to know j that I've got till town and I've got Mltchel ' " FATE OF ASSEMBLY TO BE SETTLED HERE: Conllmtrrt frnm Flist Pnpr. Assemblymen In New York city and still retain control of the House. It seems ,.Prt.,i,, however, that If .Mltchel Is elected ..Mayor In New York city the fusion vote (hroiigliont the boroughs woitlit be hiitflclent (ll ,1,1,1 event to defeat enough Democratic , nndlates for Assembly to giv . Iho Repiibll- cans control or tlie House) by a vote of about upon Tammany Hall have cither personally eiighty-flve to sixty-five). t nr by letter Informed (lov (llynii that they ... . . hnpeil to be able to work shoulder to shoul- Uli-Stnle Deoiocrnls Hopeful. ,ln ,iirltg the fourteen months The up. State Democrats are not nearly of Ills administration with a view of re sf downhearted as they were during the habilitating the Democratic- irty iip-Stnto Stiler Impeachment trial. T he decision of so that tlov. Olynn's election a year from the High Court of Impeachment removing next November will be a possibility. William Suler from the office of (iovernor I It was expected that with the conviction Predict Election of Ex-Governor Stokes in Jersey by a Jersey Republican Leaders Claim Every County and Camden Fielder's Gov. Jam a F. fialaer "Kx-fJov Kdward Casper Stoke will he elected doxernor by a plurality of at lent 2i),(nn, " said Newton A K Hugbee. chairman of the Republican State lomiiilt- tee, to a St'.v man at the committee's head- quarters in Newark yesterday ' There's nlnlutelynodoiibt about his election.' Acting (lovernor .lames 1 rielder xwll an' counted. I hey are tinning their pre be elected hy anywhere from is.oorj to dictions on the falling nfT of the Progressive so.ihsi plurality, said Prosecutor of the Pleas Hobert S Hudspeth of llnd-nn county. Democratic National Committeeman of New .Ierey, at the Democratic' State com mittee's headquarter In Jersey City He will carry exery county In the State with the possible exception of Mercer. Atlantic nml Camden." Kdnard K (Jrosscup, Democratic State chairman, has predicted Mr Fielder's election from the very start of the cam- palgn, but thus ar ha not made any oftlc Inl preelection guesses a to figure, With sex on working clay left (not count- iug next Minday) before the elec tion of a (iovernor. seven State Senators and eighty one member of Assembly and many county and municipal officer, the men who are running Mr Stokes's campaign are more confident than ever thai the next Chief Kxeciltlve of the State will be Mr Siokes. I hoy bae their calculation on the reports that they are getting from every section of the State, including the smallest hamlets, following the effective work that has been done by the candidate on the stump and hi supporter In presenting the Issue of the campaign llnvr No Krnr of tlrjnn. Thai the Demociais are fearful nT the results borne out bv the fact that Seere taiv of State William .lenninifs Hrynn ha been sent trom hi official cliitle al Wash liiL'ton to stir up enthusiasm in the Demo cratic c njup for Mr Fielder, whom President Wilson (licked out a the candidate for (inventor In the "free for all" Democratle primary. I am mighty glad that Mr Hryau has come to New Jersey." said Republican Slate Chairman Hugbe'e yesterday "The mote siiee, lies he make the better it will tie foi Mr Sinke " "We feel," continued Mr Rugbee, that the people of this Stale want to he ruled ,y a Covernor In S'cw Jersey and not by Secretary Tumulty at Washington, echo 'used the long distance telephone to in- struct Mr Fielder as to his attitude on .Ww Jersey policies fine bjg fne t stic ks nut In tin-New Jersey c ampaign and that l that the Democrats are depending largely upon the candidacy of ex.Sli.ln Setwilor Kveretl Collie the candidal., of lien Progressive rear I v. In compass the defeat Of Mr Stokes "When President Wilson ran for f!ov ernor In inin he received a total of '.'SLSii; vote, which gave him a plurality of oi,o,a over Vlvinn Lewis, Republican Demo crats conceded the fact that he would not have been elected but fnr the support that he got from the progressive Republicans and Independents. In the Presidential campaign Mr Wilson polled r,...fia votes less than the combined vote of Col Roose velt and Mr Taft Ills total, 17s, '.'!, was .'..I.Mn less than he got in the (iuliernatorial cam palgn. democrats admit that no matter how strong a candidate Mr. Fielder may he he I not bv any means as popular or as strong a candidate In this campaign as Mr. Wilson was in lnin with a united Democratic party backing him. It Is ono of the most Inter esting bits of New Jersey's curious politi cal history that the Smith-Nugent organ isation then supported Mr Wilson with all Its old time vigor and didn't regret It until Mr. Wilson later rend the riot act to ex-1'nlted States Senator James Smith when he insisted that Jnine K. Martini) and not Mr Smith should bo elected J'nlted States Senator. Mr. Fielder's chief stock In trade In the campaign Is that he has loyally stood for the "Wilson policies," He Is appealing for votes on tho ground that these poll dps should bp continued. His campaign managers make no attempt to hide their belief that a clefc.it for Mr. Fieldi'r would be interpreted .is a rebuke for the national Administration Therefore they have been doing all in their power to Induce the pro gresslvo Republicans to vote for Fielder on the ground that the progressive fight is not against tho Democratic but the Re publican party, ' Mr. Colby, however, has been cutting a great swath through the State in the cam paign. With flfcrs, buglers and drummers he has .liri'ii atltoiug from one place to another making speeches in halls, on street corners and at factories. There Is no doubt work In unison with f!ov. Martin II Olynn to the end that the Wilson Administration would lie upheld In this State through the election of Martin II. (Ilynn as (iovernor next fall, rhaiitanntm sieiil.en. (iivn lle'nsselner' I lie autl-.xliirpliy lenders in rje, Monroe, Clinton, Dutchess, Columbia, St liwrence, Oneida, JclTorsnu, Oswego, Putnam and (Ireeue counties who Joined Hillw In his direct primary fight mill III Ills atUcks Plurality of Supporters Equally Optimistic Colby a Thorn ILva-rwtfc CoVby. that he ha made a deililed Impression on many voters, Mr Colby's managers are Ilgurlng that he will poll anywhere from 4n,ii to 7.1,(no votes, The men who are running the llepiihllcati campaign are Ilgurlng that he will not find more than .u.nno ballots in the boxes when the votes vote In the other parts of the country and on the results of, straw vote and polls taken in railroad yards, Industrial plants and other places of business in all parts of New Jersey The Democrats expect that Fielder will get the linn share of the radical Progre slves vote (Mr Colby was the conservative candidate at the primary and the radicals made the platform for him to make hi fight oni, and th.-y are praying for all they are worth that he will get a many supporter as possible from the Republican camp In' order to lessen the Republican vote for Mr Stokes. Through the entire campaign Mr, Fielder ha been throwing bouquets at Mr Colby, reserving all his criticisms for the Republi can nominee. Ills friends, it i understood, have advised him to do nothing and say nothing that would cause any rweiitment on the part of Republican progressives, So apparent lias been Mr. Fielder's friendly altitude toward Mr. Colby that Republican speaker have accused Mr. Helder and Mr Colby of forming a mutual admiration society. The secret of the Democratic friendliness for Mr. Colby was made very clear In a talk ..... 1 11.. .1- t 1 1 lrehadw,h,hemembTofH,e (ecneral vv as epioted as saying: "Kach vole for Colby means half a vote for us." Now that the cat is out of the bag the Republicans Intend to make the most of It During the coming week two wagons earning transparencies bearing tien. Col llns's words will go up and down Kssex county for the enlightenment of those who have not understood why Mr. Fielder and his friends have l-en playing so close to the Progressive party candidate Wilson Sentiment I Mtron. Resides the third part movement there are other factors that will have a decided l"arlng in determining tliw results at tlie I polls. There- Is no gainsaying the fact that ' the Wilson sentiment In New Jersey Is strong, but whether It will crtallie with all its streiie-th on Mr I leioer pecause tne President picked lllm a th" 1 lelliocnit ll ' candidate remains to Isi seen. It l ad milted that the criticisms that Mr Fielder has made against the Stnith-S ufent crowd. In which the anti-Wilson sentiment Is pro nounced, have not helis'd the Democratic candidate In that quarter Hut to tlie joy of the Fielder boomer's ex-Senator Smith's newspsiT In Newark are now preaching th doctrine of party loyalty and lire prills - Ing the party's candidate. Notw Ithstand Ine Mr Smith's belated expressions of satisfaction anil his confdence that Mr Fielder will be a winner, those high up in the management of Mr Stokes's campaign believe that it is not in human nature) for people to bo so forgiving and they ex"ct that n largo part of the Rssex organization will not on election day vote for the man who has not refrained from rubbing it into the Fse.x county crowd whenever he got the chance. one of the local tights In the Democratic orga nlation that promised much em barrassment to Mr Fielder Is to Is- found in Atlantic county. It nrosn over the ap pointment by President Wilson oT Harvey T boinas, editor of the Ditufir ciic-ir (Re publican) of Atlantic) City, as postmaster For mnnv years Democrats In Republican Atlantic have yearned for the day when Democratic postmaster could bej ap pointed and consequently there was con- stematlnn among the ranks of the faithful when a Democratic President named a Re. publican for the job. This feeling of re. sentment against the national Administra tion has spread through the southern isirt ot the State and there is no doubt but that It will hnx-e a very potent effect in Increas ing Mr. Stokes's vole, as the embittered Democrats feel that by voting against Mr Fielder they may bo able In a measure to express their Indignation against tlie Presi dent. Members of the Democratic State commlt teeare miirhexercised over the disaffection among Democrat In South Jersey and are working overtlmo trying to smooth over the clinicultles. Mr. Fielder will find also that he will have men on November 4 than at first counted upon. In fact the Democrats iluritig.the Impeach ment trial were free to say that tho next Avembly would lie strongly Republican, but now they insist that If the Republicans carry the next Assembly by a narrow mar gin they will be very lucky, While tho effect of Sniper's removal may be quite apparent as nlTectlng the chances of DemocraMo success In New York city, this cannot be said of the Democratic situ i tlou up State, While It Is true that ttiuti v of the Sulzer adherents up State wete jmlronnge hunters, yet those who were with Suler because) of their aversion to Tammany Hull seem to feel that Martin II, (ilynn Is to be the Democratic savior of the Immedlnto future, and so far as they are concerned tho Suler Incident Is easlly forgotten under the circumstances. William II, Tiotchklss, one of the leadera of the Progressive party, seems to think that the Suler feeling in the Jowlah dis tricts In New York ilty will elect at iywst six Progressive' Assemblymen. This would mean that the Progressives might haxe a following of a clo?on or fifteen in tho next Shite Assembly, and they might be the balance ol power in the election of at Least 20,000! Except Mercer, Atlantic his troubles with the suffragist of the state Is'cnuse of his declaration In a letter to Mr, c Lillian F I'eleliert, president of tho New Jersey Woman's Suffrage oc l iiion, that he is npp'i"il to wcini in siilr.tge J Hut," said Mr Fielder, I have no desire i or Intention to impose my nplulnii upon others. I am not sufHelently interested in the siiblect to attempt to influence an one w ho ni.iv desire to vote In favor of the re so lutlonaiid I cannot le responsible fyrvvhat may Is' said of my attitude to the i out rare Mr Fielder's utterances were made in re sponse to Mrs Felckert's letter concerning the failure of iv priqior nflie ial to aclverti-e the woman's suffrage resolution passed bv the legislature within the proT time so it would become effective All the political parties have planks favor ing woman suffrage and the submission of the question to the is-opl. and tlm" who favor equal franchise are much upset over Mr. Fielder's stand There is a very pronounced woman suf frage wax sweeping over New Jersey and the "antis" have been making much capital over Mr Fielder's opposition to "vote lor women." Now that Mr Fielder his again gone on record In opposition to the "cause" it Is believed the suffragists will make the lnt days of the campaign doubly interesting by opposing his election The Democrats are hopeful that Mr Stokes's chances of election w ill Is1 lessened by the fact that a numlT of the old time Republican leaders are opposed to Ids can didacy. It Is true beyond a doubt that here itiiu 1 iere 1 lit 11111 m 1 rnti 11 1 11 nif iit'in 11 m nil hlselectlon They openlv declare that such opposition to his candidacy will help rather than lnlure him as It w ill attract s itmorters to thet "new Republicanism" for which Mr. J Stokes Is working and for which lv has long been preaching. Beslstrntlon Has Keen Poor. Democrats, Republicans and Progressive are much concerned over th" falling off of the registration In all parts of the State ( Democrats profess to get consolation out 1 of the figures showing decreises 111 Itepub limn strongholds Tho Republicans on the other h ind see reason tor loy Ism iiis.. of se.-.i ...-....-. in n-i.m- I nibraltars liibiassed folk apprec late the j mci mac mucn ni cue i.iuiiii-on m ine reti "T llgure is .nie to urn act trial mere 1 a ; . ... .... ...., ..... ... withstanding all Hi" effort made bv candi dates and spellhlmli'i; to stir UP the people In Jersey City, w here the registry dropped 7.021 Isdnvv the figure of the Precleiiti il camp'tign of 1012, when (2, .Vis voter entered their name on the lists, the people, have been surfeited by elections TTin far they have gone to tho polls lour times. In tlie spring Jersey Cltylte voted for 1 the adoption of commission governtni'iit. Then they had a primary or elimination contest for the selection of ten candidate for commissioners. Next came the election of five of the ten list month the derail act called them to the poll to pick candi dates for the various partle In the present contest. On November I next there will h tlie fifth and last call of the yeir tor more voting A Jersey City man, asked yesterday for whom he was going to votn for iSov ernor, replied "I've gone to the poll so many time since the Mowers started to bloom that I think 1 am entltc;i to a ret. We have had so much campaigning and elections that I nm tired of it all." What Is true In Jersey City I true in other places In New Jersey where com mission government has been adopted. In Hnboken, Hayniiue and other munici palities whore commission government was rejected the forthcoming election will imake the third time only In P.iCI that the voters have had a chance to express ihe-ir opinions of things, Among those who have clone, yeoman's work for Mr. Stoke is New Ion h Hugbe'e, the Republican State chairman, He I a young man who is comparatively paw to the game of politics He has demon strateel his ability a an orgalilvr and ha won the admiration of many old tlini'ts for his common sense methods in tlie cam paign. If Mr. Stokes is cleeti'd, and .Mi Rugbee Is very much in earnest In Ills I declaration that he can not see how- he c an be defeated, much of the glory tor the vie'- I tory will belong to tho Slate chairman J anil I,ue )ouug men euiisieq wuu mm In Mr. Stokes's campaign to build up a new Republicanism. the uext Assembly Speaker It should not be forgotten, however, that the present Dem ncratlc Slate Senate holds over next year, and that even If there was a prevailing dliect primary sentiment in the Assembly it could be rendered Inoperative through tlie attitude of tlie Semite, SUIZER IS FUSION'S DILEMMA. Issue Is lletneen Cx-linv ernor no el His .Indues, 'llrookl) n Ttlcn' Holds. "Sulzer having evidently become) the main rellnuce of the fuslnnists, the em- i barrassmeiit of the Republican and Pro- ' WcHslvu candidates for the Court of Ap. pc.ils bench le painful to think of. If Mr, Sulzer Is entitled to public confidence It obviously becomes a thing In order to take menaures not to elect but to drive from tho Court of Appeals bench all tho Judges who voted to remove him for i perjury," ays the Hrooklyn Cltlzon, "Rlther the Judges were wrong In con- , xirtlngr Bulzcr of perjury or the ptescnt course of many of the leaders requires us to believe that they me not utivyHling to profit, If possible, by hiixlng perjury cupitallzed." OUT FOR HONEST ELECTION. I npi-cccileiilcil llrTorla to Keen T'hliiK Stralulil am Mlectlon l)u. Never before In ic municipal campaign lucvo then! been so iniiliy organizations vvoi king to stamp out fraudulent voting as In tho present campaign. No less than eight separate ukciicIch are bending their utmost cITortM to discover Illegal tcKlstrutlon nml pi event fraudulent voting on election day, These lire the State! Supctlntciidctit of Klcctlons, the Attornev tli'lR'tiil's nlllic, the District Attni'licy's otllec, thu Police Department, the special police squad under the direction of Klrst Deputy Commissioner .McKay, the Honest 1 in Hot Association, the Ilunau of Munici pal llcscarch and the special bureau at fusion lieailquiuters under the direction of ex-Deputy Police CoiiitnlMsloni r Atthur 11. Woods. The icsult of thin concerted effort Is iiliciidy icpp.ncnt Nearly 1,000 witnesses have appeared before the Uratid Jury since the beginning of October and more than twenty Indictments have been found. Accoidlng to Special Assistant District Attorney Arthur C. Train, In charge of the election liuie.iu of the District Attorney's oilier, their is If tint niatlon on hand to ptoelurc; indictments at the late of nearly twenty u day until some time after elec tion. These cases will be prosecuted most vigorously mid every client made to punish the nlTiliilers iiguliist tile! election laws. A great iltul of Irauil has already been uncarthi'd, but mme Important than this ic gl nit deal of flaud lias been prevented Uy the active wnrlt of the organizations Interested In honest ili'ctlons. The election bureau of tho District Attoniev's nlllce has iccelvecl tell more men f nun . the Police Department, and these nilliers will work directly under Mi Tin ii. In addition to the olllcers and llivestlgatots already attached to the DIs tilct Attorney's olllce. A new pollen Investigation form has been originated for Information cm complaints: received, and these will not only give uccurate data but will constitute n prominent reference rile that can be ued In subsequent elections Investigators for the X'arlous organiza tions engaged In this work have found a new method of planting Illegal voters and thereby getting nvvay from the old prac tice of colonizing a large number of voters at one address. The new method Is to plant one nr mole boardeis In a family ami be ptepaied to vouch for the fact that the t numeric have been there long enough to acquire n legal voting leslrtenee From the frauds already un cnverrel It vvnuld seem that this innovation will not have the effect planned by those who put It Into practice It Is expected that with these eight organizations work ing together the coining election will be ireer finin fraudulent x-ntlng than any municipal election In recent years. VIRGINIA DEMOCRATS FIND NO OPPOSITION ll('iiililiciins and Proo-rcs-ives Fail to Name Candidates for (iovernor. Richmond. Vn.. Oct. "' One of the peculiar leatuii'S of the November State eb'ction In Virginia Is that Hcliiy C Stuart of Ituss. II countx, who received the nomination nt the hands of the Demo crats without any opposition In his own paity. will be elected (Jovernor of the State to succeed William Hodges Mann without any opposition by the Republicans nr the Progressives, The Social Labor party State committee has named a full list of Stntc officers to bo voted for, but the total vote of the latter party will not reach 1,000. while the Democtntlc plural ity In tho State will run between 35,0110 and 50,000. The failure of the Republicans to enter a State ticket In the Nove mber ejection I due to the Increasing Progressive ecntl. meiit among the Itcpiibllrans of the State-. I'uder the laws of Virginia the two lead ing political l'.irtle take prccedeiico in the seb'rtlon of the judges, cbrks and i. tiicr nlllclals for all elections. Had the Republicans named a ticket in opposttieen to the Democrats the l'iogresiV'es would also have come Into the tight, and If the Progressives bail received a larger total vole In the Stat" than the old line Re publicans the ProKiessives would have come Into greater power In the Common wealth through thn authority given them to assist in the selection of tl lection ni.ichlii.'iy. This tight between the lb publican factions lias he-en Interesting and some of the mauecuvres have been amus ing lo tho old time politicians. The nemocrilllc Tic-I.rl, The State ticket to lie elected without opposition by the Demnciats oil Nov ember 4 vv III be : Governor Henry C. Stuart . l.leutcnnnt (Jovernor, J. Taylor HH.vsou. Attorney (tcner.il, John Uarl.ind Pollard, Commis sioner of Agriculture, (Jeorge V. Kolner. Secte-t.iry of the Commonwealth, H. u. Jiimes, State) Treasurer, A. W. Hal man, Jr. In the race for State Senate and for membership In the House if Deligate-s there will be u warm tight Petw'een Ite liqhUcans and Democrat In the Fifth anil Ninth Coiigicssloiml dlstilcts, while Ii the otlh-r districts the Democrats will have plain silling without opposition. Tne enabling net. over which a hot light wa vvageel in tlm Legislature two years ago. tlRtiie-s as the main feature In the se lection of State Sen.ctnis unci m'UibciH -if the House nf Delegates, Htid nil ibe e .eiididatrs have- been cpiestloneil by th Vliglnia Aiitl-Saliion League lelatl'y- tee tin It stand on that question. Some of Ui c.n.elldatch have publicly nvimed their In tuition eef voting for the enabling -ict. vvlille otheis made- their tight for th- nniq. luatliiu on a platform squarely aiv.iins the measure ami vvcie renominated ,iv hit ije miijoi itics. I'rolilbltlon a IHk Issue. The proiosltloii of the enabling act Is tn have- the Legisl.ituie je.iss an atiii-nd-meiit to the State Constitution pe-i nilttliiR tlie Ceovcinnr to cull for an election In which the xotcis of the State will cast their billots for or against statewide prohibition. The mciiiheis uf the- Viiglnln Anti-Saloon League aic confident that the State would be voted diy if the votct of the Stilt.) were J-eimlttcd to vote thell sentiments, Thei.' will be at lenst fifteen new mem. line among the thli ty-tlve- Senators mid slsly-llve now inembcis among the tun ineinbeis nf the House of Delegate when the clcneial Assembly meets in Jiuniui'v, The complexion nf the (Jcuc-ial Assembly will not tec materially changed by tin- te stilts of the November election. It will stiinil about as follows: .lot nt peiMtf. Ilmise. jmio Re-lime ruts 1.'. In-liprnilinlee iiu.l Itepub , .1 ll y, DrmcK'rnllc majority .T) iO no The l'JH Ceiieral Assembly will have line eptestlons of submitting the whiskey Issue to a Statewide test, the changes in the system of filiation, the election of a member of the Statu Supieme Court and other matters of vital Intel e-st tn the tax payer to consider. Viirlnns Ilea so n for Tenrs, The dcinnnstiatliiiis iiccotdecl bliii on his hi i Iv nl In New Yoik last night and dining his speaking tour of the Kiist shir moved ewlieev. Sulzei to teals. I'coplc-wc-c-je for different ic.isons, liuffula Com' mcrciof. SIX CANDIDATES IN FIGHT AGAINST FOSS Liveliest Rattle on ,Y, ,,, s 1 Now Reins: Wairoil m t MasMM'luiM'liN. , WAI.SII HAS RKsT ( , i (iovortior's Determination i It ii n fop Ifi'i'lcctiuii ii q,!,. pondenl Helps Dcnmri mu. I HllsTO.V, l"let. I.I The'.' When the xnlc is of M i-- , obliged to selec t "lie o' He i t lovernor, but this jcu ' the ir plvk of seve n e ami ,i ,. State has the most u. . situation upon Its hands r been known. Tho seven men who wc' ernor un- Charles Siiin'n i 1. pole. Progress ve . fn I i Northampton, I'mh lata. - Noble I'nss of .la 'ii, ie i I' dent. Augustus I'e .cbc ly ci.i litem, Ite'pub'ie an Arthur i Huston. So, Delist l..cbui 1 1 of 11 tc li ln 1 tr lie 1110c rat. n 1 Wre iiii of SprlllRtll I I. Sen 1 I Three of these 110 11 VA "vans, knew thcr e 11. Inl less j,. soon ,i i t, , tile' 111. Iinl ' - C c -si e relic. el.ll 11 -t ,. ' W I. Fees e lit." . It iin-i s' ti' ' t-i. n li.es '. i eve ..f I, - s I . . el t i- . month It Is doubtful If IJ.Ild'et tl lg I to the Cos cat, dlil. le v that ue e i come the next tlowi nor, hav -eu I OU K h knowledge eef the Itlt.lg il . III Ills own putty, ).ci ti'-ill.i i v .. nf the dls'ippnlnteel Henna, 'alh thought he- had e i . though the naming of l' lw i ax the Democratic mil ! r- t. ant-tjove r'.or was a bl-i v t-. the 10,11111 that It "llllb.ll it,- e liven Ch.iirinin J.llev .f tn. tnllle-' s, ! foie th" -ue' liomliiali-'ti of Hatty in- in- ' W'nlsh," a -t element wn-r been letta d ' The I . in-"-i ut!- to. nil. i w nrt II Long l.e'ie, name I I i Ji ev ernor, feeling that at '. li.uii-'. -if so mnn.v m. n ..' woulil prove- I- Jutioqs i,. e' w hole In tin i-nuiitiy clii i 's ter eef fact Mr. Lone i- "I 'i but Hot every o-u- ktleews " -lie was CIe-eR,-il w llll h l 4 count that would stand i - jNoVV dimes 1'osS With a b he i "in the light l.- the -I he Is "going to vv In. ' Ti j - -j going to be dlsappointi'd i ' The consensus seen.s . j Walsh alii. lily had it I e.i ' ele-i led prev loue l-e tn. I - -' mi'llt Of Tlle-s,l.l i . makes his prospe-e t of 1 certain No one of ;.. -u ! llcly balled the Dem - i.e. possilil J'rednii k J M i I I hi position as , ban m i- Se V c C.imilli.ssr'll to . ' from Ci-eV . Fas w llll- . a liciiioe ial to .ill ore. Meiicovci, Walsh h is t the Hist D. inociat !.- ' (OVeltleei III mall) Ve I 1 snn Ailmmistrathui - i--I In lus campaign b-i ii-- -will serine help fro-ti t ..it Cos Is bouiiel lo draw - -e ftotu i. miner and f" e e v rank ami llle of the i. -c b.v their Il-illllnce, vx h le- ' tlie ltl'pu'olie-.lll mill Hull XI nie hound to be w- il- I , of the name ol i'os- -n t c ' Inelep. n.lelit , Senile Vote- VV ill go I - ' In I J:l' elite I. eew log 1. 1 t1',- : 11 ' thai th.'ii' should l an .1 ,ijiilic-l to linmiut ant llv ' Inch pendent the- b-s e-nthti slve e an app.- ise the't I Vvillspel lllg to tliemse-IVc'S I'' i ' 1 voting far nt f (he bate 1 but fni ii man Who Is I-make- tin in ind vv ho hi- ' nblv t now us streetm:. publican machine rule as . though tilcte u-e some-l-'e.h would el. i lain lilnise I' ll' It ciihmici'd hi opt .n le eie-e-ted. 'a TERRIBLE BLOW FOR Tlie "I'llsl" Sn liHI'lll-lel'l e i-r' Slury mill lle-iine-ss. '. ' "Thele Is tin tnisln , - conviction that the i . -I ychterd.iy, follow eel I s X' ' I speech last nighi. was a P the .McCull caiiellebii-v - i 'n( cilitnilal. "Judge Mcc'iill n-sett Muiph.v'h etriind boy Hut nf Ills own statement he w go-between? I'liiiup b Hurkv's saying that the we-in by go.Jictvv e en. Ill uir -selected lis one deep In M deuce vxhn might help to s- " ences lictvyecn tboe Iw i it t Ciovciiior of New York ai- I Tamui.iny. "Murjihy Is really the c ran understand how niim r-iiiitl-Tiimmaiiy, have been line excuse nt atlOthei' 1 1 for MrCall . but vve - in' linvv they can any l"ne.' j Intention xvithnui bring ie their friends In tin- f.itn. F. N. FOSS, Pt nm ra t r j r V 1 ll