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THE SUN, THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 1915.
MILBURN DEFENDS
STOCK EXCHANGE
Incorporation Would Plunge
It Into Politics and De
stroy It, lie Snys.
STATU IX CONTHOL NOW
Albant, .runs 2S. "Incorporation
Would tilunne tho Slock Kxchange Into
tolltlca nml tear the foundation from
under It," declared John O. -MHI.urn.
counsel for tho Now York Stock K
thalnre, nt a hearliu: to-day before the
oorisirntlons commltteo of the constitu
tional convention on the iiropof.nl of
Israel T. Dcyo of HlnKhamlon to forco
tlld Incorporation of Htock exchanges
fiamuel I'ntermycr was the : mill
Zenker In favor of th plan, and Mr.
Mllburn declatcd that ne win had.
front nnd body of th movement tn
malto the exch.tnues Incorporate.
While. Mr. ftilernier Insisted that
llio New York Stock nxelmim.- as II is
jiOW comprised a voluntary Hj.wicl.Hlor.
of 1.10O members had t.nj niticli power
uhd was lint subject In any way to
novernmentnl or State renutat on and
control. Mr. Mllburn declared this state
ment was false, ns the lVslslnture of
1913 passed four law. reKiilatluK prac
tices of the exehanue and could at any
time force tho Incorporation of the ex
chanses by simply passlnR a law.
Mr. Untermyer said that tho great In
fluence of the Stock Kxclmnpe prevented
the passage of the bill In the HeKlsIa
ture In Kit 3 for the lncorisiratlon of
tho exchange. Mr. Mllburn showed that
the Judiciary Committee reported tho
measure adversely nnd that the Senate
agreed to this report by vote of 34 to
G, BhowInK the overwhelming sentiment
ugalnst incorporation.
Another 'hrr lllsproveil.
When Mr. Untermyer said that ma
nipulation of stocks must result In tho
publication of false values, thereby mis
leading the financial bouses of the coun
try. Sir. Mllburn declared that Investi
gations made by him of tho various
Btock movements lfdarcd to have been
manipulations had proved the stor es
false, ns the movements were strlctlj
rf fftilni
Mr. Untermyer declared that the laws
passed In 1913 to prevent manipulation
were "frauds and shams." This caused
Mr. Mllburn to comment that every
thing Is a fraud and n '"f
not meet with the views of Mr. Unter-
m Wien Mr. Untermyer finished telling
of the vast power of the exchange Mr.
Mllburn expressed deep interest In the
"Interesting, romantic stories," and de
clared he had to follow Mr. Untermyer
around to contradict 75 per cent, of his
statements. One of the committeemen
usked If ho would deny that the Rock
Island case was ono of manipulation,
but Mr. Mllburn said he naan't had tlmo
to examlno the case nnd get the real
facts. '
Kin V of I'ujo Committee.
"Mr. Untermyer was not only coun
sel of the I'ujo committee, h w3 kins."
declared Mr. Mllburn. -He produced
what evidence he wanted."
I produced all your officers," com
mented Mr. Untermyer.
"But you didn't let them nil tell what
they wanted to," was Mr. Mllburn's re
Joinder. "You took Mr. Sturgess to New York
and when he came back the next morn
Ins he read a typewritten statement Into
the record." declared Mr. Untermyer.
"Nothing of the kind," said Mr. Mil
bum. "The record shows several long state
ments were presented In writing," said
Mr. Deyo.
lYell. to get hack to the Pujo re
port," went on Mr. Mllburn. "The hand
that wrote the report was the hand of
tho Pujo committee, but the voice was
the voice of Samuel," and he gTinnrd' at
Mr. Untermyer.
"The report has to be taken easily
under these conditions." he went on, add
ing that he thought It "took extraordt
uary license."
"It was signed by ten members of the
committee," said Mr. Untermyer
"They would have signed anything
you wrote," paid Mr, Mllburn.
Mr. Untermyer denied this.
This brought the hearing to a cloe.
AN OLD SCHEME.
Kxrhnnar (inrrrnnr Sn Im-orpo-rattnn
Is Untermyrr's I'rt Hobby,
A governor of the New York Stock
Exchange said yesterday: "Tho proposed
constitutional amendment, which was
discussed to-day at Albany before the
committee on corporations of the Con
stitutional Convention, Is tho old famil
iar Untermyer scheme.
"Mr. Untermyer's pet hobby Is the en
forced Incorporation of the Stock Kx
change. Having failed In his efforts
to attain this result before tho legisla
tive session in 1913 and having failed
in tho same effort before tho Hanking
nnd Currency Committee of tho United
State. Kenato In 1914 he now turns to
the Constitutional Convention as a last
resort'.
"Tho Stock Kxchange will of court.
oppose this project with nil the forces
kt its command."
LEAPS OFF FERRYBOAT.
Bdsvaril Klufiirer of ftrooklyn At
tempts 1i Commit Snlrlde,
Edward Klnfurer, 35, a clerk of 3fi
Heventy-second street. lJrooklyn, at
tempted suicide yesterday afternoon by
Jumping from the municipal ferryboat
Itlchmond when It was en route from
New York to Staten Island. Klnfurer
was rescued by two deckhands, Arthur
Oardnor and Charles Holz, who were on
the ferryboat Whitehall of Hamilton
ferry.
Elnfurer was observed by passengers
pacing up nnd down when ho suddenly
vaulted tho railing nnd plunged linto tho
wntcr. Several women began to scream.
Their crlew were heard by the deck
hands on tho 'Whitehall, which wns
passing nt the tlmo. Uarriner and Holz
jumped overboard and grabbed Hln
furer, who was unconscious, Klnfurer
was brought to the New York side, nnd
taken to tho Volunteer Hospital a pris
oner. ARREST HALTS OCEAN TRIP.
Gtjy llnrper Itrnde Aeeused of
Ijsmiik Worthless C'lifiU,
Guy irarper ftende, ST, recently of
Jllnek Itlver. Mich., was arrested yester
day on hoard the, steamship Arable,
ahout to depatt for Liverpool, by Meleo
tlves Lesson nnd Immobile, who were
nctlng on a telegram from Sheriff John
II. Hone, of S.iult Ste. Marie. Mich., which
stated that Iteado wiui wanted for pass
ing a J 100 cheek with no funds In the
bank to meet It. With him Kendo had
Ids wife and tlirro small chlldien, who
woro permitted to ko on to his home,
which Is at Wllon street, ltath, Kng
lanil. Iteadn was arraigned lmfou. Mugls
tratu Mi Quae., in tin, .Iciicrson .Market
court and Ik Id on a Hliort utrid.mi pt-nd-Ins
the arrival of papers. Il n.-ml he
Is a clergyman and a member of the
Canadian 1'atrlotlo Society. Ho Is en
tereil on his steamship ticket as a lieu
fcwant of inllitla.
BIG CORPORATIONS LAUD
RULE OF SERVICE BOARDS
Utility Companies Favor
Making Commissions
With Power
AlHA.sr, June 23. William M. K. Ol-
j cott of New York city has drafted a
new amendment (n th State Constitu
tion recognizing the l'ubllc Service Com
missions us constitutional bodies.
Judge Olcott 1 a member of the com
mittee on public utilities, which Is con
sidering this question and this new
amendment which ho will Introduce In
the convention to-morrow will Incor
porate the suggestions made both by
the advocates of public service regula
tion and the representatives of the cor
porations which have generally mqt
with the approval of the members of
the committee.
The mtuounieiiient that he would In
troduce this new amendment was made
by Judire Olcott to-day after the repre
sentatives of tiie public service corpora
tions had been heard by the committee.
The nmendment continues tho two com
missions as at present constituted and
the present members are not to be dis
turbed until their terms explie, The
terms of the Commissioners are left at
five jears and the salary at $15,000,
It Is provided that when the Oovornor
designates a chairman of either commis
sion such designation shall lnt until the
chairman's term expires. There Is a bi
partisan feature which provides th.n not
more than three members of a commis
sion shsll be adherents of the same po
litical party. A Commissioner may be
removed In the manner provided for the
removal of Supreme Court Justices.
The commissions ore to have exclusive,
original Jurisdiction and power to de
termine after hearing whether the r.tes
and charges and tho standards of ser
vice, equipment and operation estab
lished nre Just nnd reasonable, and If
not, to make new rates nnd standards of
service. It Is provided that decisions and
orders of the commissions shall be sub
ject to review by the courts In the same
manner nnd to the same extent as de
cisions of the Supreme Court without a
Jury.
In striking contrast with the attitude
of the public service corporations eight
ears ago, when the public service law
was put on the statute books, was the
position taken by the representatives of
tho great public utilities before the con
vention utilities committee to-day.
At the time the law was passed vigor
ous opposition was expressed against
State regulation, corporations fearing
such a plan would be deterrent to their
properties; that there would be oppres
sion and Interference, which would be of
great damage to the public utilities, and
n general destruction of values would
follow.
Admit llonr.l Is Surer,
To-day representatives of all of the
great railroads, telephone, gas and elec
tric properties frankly admitted that
their fears had been unwarranted; that
the Public Service Commissions had
proved to be a successful branch of the
State Government nnd had promoted a
relation between the public nnd the
corporations which has been of vast
benefit to tho State, the public and the
corporations.
J. L. Swayze, general counsel of the
New York Telephone Company, In
speaking on the amendment proposed by
Judge Olcott said that he supported It'
on the ground that more continuity must
be given to tho Public Service Commis
sions If they were to become a success ;
that nt present regulation was still In a
formative nnd experimental stnte and
required, for the solution of problems
Involving such great Interests, the best
ability nnd talent that could be ob
tained; that If men chosen as Commis
sioners were to b subject to political
nttack the chance of obtaining the right
kind of men for Commissioners would
be very slight.
Mr. Swayze was strong In supporting
that part of Judge Olcott's amendment
which provided that the commission
should have exclusive power over rates,
standards of service nnd equipment. He
took the ground that the State had es
tablished as Its public policy commis
sion regulation and should leave the
power of regulation with the commis
sion. The Legislature should not have
any right to Interfero In the mutter, the
only review being that by tho courts.
Mr. Swayze was questioned by Senator
Foley and Judge Halo about tho reason
the New York Telephone Company did
not nppeal from the decision of the
commission In the New York rate case.
lie suld that while the case could have
been kept In the courts for several
MOVIE MEN FIGHT
FOR MORE FREEDOM
Tell Constitution Milkers They
Ar Not Competent to I'ass
on Censorship.
AlhaN'y, June 23. Representatives of
the New York city motion plcturo film
manufacturers and moving picture thea
tres createil a commotion at a meeting
of tho constitutional convention commit
tee on the bill of rights to-day when
they told members of the committee
that they were Incompetent to pass upon
the question ns to whether or not this
new lino of business should get the samo
protection In the Constitution as Is ac
corded tho press.
The commltteo was considering an
amendment proposed by Mark W. KIs
tier including movie :11ms In tho freedom
of the press provision of the Constitu
tion. Whllo W. W. Irwin, representing the
film manufacturers, wns explaining that
this new Industry needed this constitu
tional provision to protect it fiom legls
l.itlvii attack and iiollilc.il blackmail,
Chairman Louis Marshall remarked that
he had only seen one picture film, white
another member of the committee, Dis
trict Attorney Martin of The Uronx,
asked other questions, which Mr. lrtvln
said Indicated that hi. knew little about
the moving pltcuro business.
Finally the attitude ot the membera
of tin. committee became so exasperating
to Mr I ruin that he reiuaiked:
"It Is iipp.mnt that tho members of
this committee are not competent to
pahs Judgment on this proposition, but
th peoplo of the State, who patronize
the movies, are competent to decide
whether the pieseiit voluntary censorship
of motion pictures Is Mitllclent."
"I think you should be less Intense
and moio discreet In your remarks,"
angrily Interrupted Mr. Marshall, "I
have never been to South America or to
Australia, but I have ii'itnlll ilelliiltti
opinions regarding lho countries which
are worthy of consideration, tho same as
I have of the motion pictures,"
"I have no Intention of casting nny
reduction upon the memhers ot the com
mittee," said Mr Irwin, hut If vou
iiire not familiar witli tho motion picture
liusiness, I can tell ou you would popii.
larlzo your Constitution If you would
protect tills Industry and leavo It to
a vote of tho people to decide whether
or not you had acted, wisely
Judge Olcott's Amendment
Constitutional Bodies,
to Fix Rates.
years and the company could havo de
rived n consldernblo sum from the ex
isting raten, even If tho case was finally
W-iiled adversely to the company,
the policy of the New York Telephone
Company was to endeavor to continue
the harmonious relations with patrons
that had always existed. The thing It
wJs mostly desirous of wns to have
marked out the raid It had to travel in
cnrrtylng on Its buslne-sn, and hnd no
desire to conduct Its business In the
courts.
Charles C. Paulding, representing tho
steam railroads, .Insisted that the com
missions should be mndo constitutional
bodies having exclusive Jurisdiction over
rate charges, service, equipment ami
operation. He thought the present Com
inlssloners should be protected In ofllce
nnd that tho constitutional convention
should not be turned Into a "ripper"
convention. While he had no objection
to a ten year term for the Commis
sioners, .Mr. Paulding thought perhaps
that an honest misfit In either commis
sion could only be eliminated except at
the expiration of his term, and perhaps
for that reason the term might best be
left at live years.
Charles T. Kussell and K. N. Deatty,
representing tho telephone compnny:
James B. Delong nnd C. H. Chnpln,
repreientlng the Umpire Stnte (las nnd
Klectrle Association, nnd Fred I). Corry,
representing the Niagara, Lockport nnd
Ontario Power Company, Indorsed the
views of Mr. Paulding nnd Mr. Swayze,
but favored a ten year term for the
members In order to eliminate politics
from the commissions.
.McAueuy on Stnte II mint-1.
President McAneny or the New
York Hoard of Aldermen told the com
mittee on finance that n Stato budget
should be prepared by the Governor In
conjunction with other Stato officials
acting as a board of estimate and that
the Legislature should hae only power
to reduce appropriations recommended
In this manner.
"In view of the fact that New York
city not only pays 70 per cent, of the
direct but also of the Indirect taxes
which are raised to support tho State
government." said Mr. MoAneny, "the
city should be protected from hasty and
111 considered impropriations at Albany.
The 'Governor nnd the Hoard of Kstlnmte
could give public hearings preliminary
t the preparation of the budget each
year nnd tholr work could be aided by
a budget bureau in tho Legislature. The
( onstltutlon should provide that special
appropriation or 'pork barrel' bills can
bo made only through a two-thlrds vote
In each branch of the Legislature."
Udward II. Harris. ex-Ivputy Htate
Comptroller, did not bellee In curtailing
the. powers of tho Lejrlslaturo over ap
prlatlons and the preparation of the
budgvt. Ho thought the supply bill
might bo eliminated If the State's fiscal
year was changed to commence on June
1 Instead of October 1. He favored the
Issuo of eerlal bonds.
Chairman Sage of the Senate Finance
Clmmlttee did not believe tho power of
he Legislature to Initiate approprla
lions or to Incrcaso appropriations ns
suggested by the Governor In tho pr.
posed budget should bo curtailed
When representatives of the." Ameri
can federation of Labor and other or.
ganlzatlons appeared before William
Harness committee on legislative pow
fj" v.or ot '"nendmenta to secure
the Initiative and referendum for the
rw ?uth0 Sta,e lhey founrt Jacb
Gould Schurman. vice-president of the
convention, lined up against them.
Thoso favoring the amendments ar
gued that they are conservative and not
radical legislation.
,y,?C?:VT!len. Schl"nn declared
that the Initiative and referendum put
nioro duties on tho voters of the State
than tlie voters are able to perform.
I and most men have not the time
to consider carefully the various propo
sltions tliat would bo brought up." said
Mr. Schurman. "but we do have tlmo
to consider tho qualifications of candi
dates who do have these questions to
Jj! a"a we eIi,ct ,hem to represent
Mr. Barnejvtook occasion to level an
nttack on the Initiative nnd referendum
when Judon King made a statement
saying the Legislature was fond of
granting privileges to a certain few,
" pnsslnR the workmen's compen
sation law the Legislature granted a
privilege to a certain portion of the
people as against another class, the
employers," said Mr. Hnrnes.
"Hut I believe In mnjorlty rul. and
you do not," said Mr. King.
"Certainly I do not." replied Mr.
Barnes.
SUFFS FIND FAULT
WITH CONSTITUTION
Want Tt Made Plnln That
Women Didn't Help Make
Stnto Charter.
A Lit a nt, June 23. Suffragists to-day
urged the bill of rights committee to
change tho wording of the Constitution
so that Instead of reading in several
places that "We. tho people of the State"
J do thus and so, It shall read : "We, tho
voters of tho Stato of New York" and
so on.
The Idea of the suffragists Is that only
the men make tho Constitution, and
i that the women, who also are a part of
, the people, havo no hand in the making
' of 1hn orrunln l.au
"Hut if tho people at the November
elections Indorse the woman suffingc
amendment, won't tho reading of tho
Constitution then meet your views?"
I quietly Inquired Chairman Louis Mar
; shall, turning to Mrs. Harriott Stanton
Watch.
I "Well, we want to mako It plain thnt
even though We gut the right to vote
i at tlu. November elections tho women
had nothing t,o do with the making of
, this Constitution," said Mrs. Match.
.Mrs. Watch was hacked up by a dele
gation Including Mrs. Carrie. Chapman
t'att, .Mrs. Norman de K. Whltehouse and
, Miss Alberta Hill, who thought that thy
' '(institution (.hould bo grammatically
1 epi eased, so that even the children In
tlie schools and foreigners who first
study our Constitution In preparation
fur citizenship will understand that It
Is tho men voters nnd not the people
or the clllzens of the State who adopt
tlu. Constitution.
FUN WITH GIRLS COSTS LIFE.
trtliur Olsen rniiiiult Sulfide He
cause They Took Me In,"
Arthur Olsen, 20, committed suicide
yesterday iln his father's factory nt 183
Grand street by Inhaling gas.
olsen was sent to North flench on
Tuesday to collect a bill of i; He
hum i wo tins no Knew and spent the
iiion.iy Ho left the following note:
"If I had not met thoso two glrfa you
would havo had your Jfi.2G, but na long
I ns girls can take mo in that way I
might aa wD to."
MERCHANTS OPPOSE
SHIP PURCHASE PLAN
Trade Bodies of Country Al
most Unanimous Against. It .
Favor Subsidy.
MfiA D00 DENIES IT IS BLOW
Washington, June 2S, An over
whelming majority of the chambers of
commerce nnd trade bodies of the coun
try have gone on record as opposed to
the principles of the Administration ship
purchase bill, which failed In tho last
session of Congress. This expression
was obtained in a referendum taken by
the Chnmber of Commerce of the United
States, the result of which was an
nounced to-day.
Tho T80 organizations which were
asked to express their views were not
sounded out directly on the pending Ad
ministration measure, but the definite
questions on which they were nsked to
vote Involved the principles of this bill
sufllclently to bring forth an authori
tative Indication of their attitude toward
It.
The ballot produced a landslide against
the proposal that the Government under
tae the purchase or chartering of mer
chant vessels, ns well as against the
ownership of such vessels to be operated
under leases to private parties.
An almost equally heavy vote was
registered In favor of u subsidy sufll
dent to offset the advantages now held
by foreign owned ships.
Mi'Ailim Denies Mnp.
Secretary of the Treasury McAdoo, the
chief propagandist of the Administration
shipping pUn, Issued a statement, after
tho result of the referendum was an
nounced this afternoon, denying that
this should be construed as a direct slap
at the ship purchase bill. He said that
the referendum did not take Into con
sideration the fact that the Administra
tion measure provided merely that tho
government should own stock In a cor
poration which was to operate ships.
I'ersons who had followed tho develop
ment of the Administration measure,
however, took little stock In Mr. Mc
Adoo's stntemont, for It was pointed out
that the Ciovernment would own the ma
jority of stork In surh a corporation,
and serious doubts hnve been expressed
whether private capital would tako any
of tho minority stock In such an or
ganization as Mr. Mc.Vdoo's hill pro
posed. Questtona submitted to the organiza
tions and their answers follow:
"Do you favor the Government un
dertaking tho purchase, construction or
charter of vessels for mercantile pur
poses, together with tho operation of
such vessels?" 69$ against, SI favor
able. "Do you favor ownership of mer
chant vessels by the Government, but
with operation by private parties under
leases?" "U against, S4 favorable.
Favor Ship Subsidy.
"Do you favor subsidies from the
Government sufficient to offset the dif
ference In cost between operation of
vessels under the American flag and
operation In the same deep sea trades
Under forelm flags?" 5E8 favorable, ISC
against.
"Do you favor subventions from the
Government to establish regular mall
and freight lines under the Ameilcan
Hag to countries In which tho commer
cial Interests of the United States are
Important and to American dependen
cies?" "18 favorable, IS against.
In a second ballot recommendations
by the national chamber's special com
mittee on merchant marine, of which
William H. Douglas of New York Is the
chairman, were voted upon ns follows:
'The committee recommends the cre
ation of a Federal shipping board to
Investigate nnd report to Congress re
garding the navigation laws and to have
full jurisdiction under tho law In all
matters pertaining to oversea transpor
tation." 643 favorable, 116 against.
"The commltteo recommends that the
Government subscribe to the entire
stock of a marine development company
with a capital of JSO.000,000, this com
pany to havo authority for seven years
to lend, under supervision of the Federal
shipping board, upon the security of first
mortgages on merchant vessels, taking
ns evidence of this indebtedness bonds
which bear n fair rate of Interest nnd
contain provisions for amortisation, the
development company to guaranteo the
bonds ns to principal and Interest and
tell them to tho public." 422 favora
ble, 314 against.
Ocean Mai! I.kst Amendment.
"Tho committee recommends thnt the
ocean mall law of 1891 be amende.) by
lowering tho speed for first class steam
ers from 20 to 16 knots and for second
class steamers from 16 to 12 knots nnd
by making tho compensation ndequate
to permit the establishment of a line of
steamships carrying both mall and
ft eight." 690 fnvornble, 66 against,
"The committee recommends that
there should be legislation nbollshlng de
ferred rebates and providing for super
vision of rates by the Federal shipping
board with requirements for tiling with
the board schedules of rates and all
agreements among oversea lines." 607
favorable, 131 against.
"The committee recommends that
Federal licenses should be taken out by
lines, domestic and foreign, engaged In
shipping between ports ot tho Fnltcd
States and other countries," 616 fa
vorable, 121 against.
PROVOST GUARD ORGANIZED.
Will Poller Militia Camp at Fish-
kill rinlus.
A provost guard consisting ot sixty
men especially selected for their physl.
cal quafltles, a well as for their dis
cretion nnd good Judgment, has beon
organized for duty nt tho National
Guard encampment to be held nt Fish
kill Plains next month, This guard
will be armed with nightsticks and re
volvers only and will be In crtmmand
of Major Allan Iteagnn of Gen. O'llyan's
utaff. Ho will be known nfflclnllv n
' tirnvnwt mnratinl nml wllf I,!,,.., nu l.tu
assistant Ijleut. Ieo F. Knust of the
Seventh Heglment.
In addition to Its other duties the
provost gunrfl will regulate traffic on
the highways which divide tho camp
and will ho a protection to citizens as
well as to soldiers If necessary.
WAR ON CATS IN PARK BEGUN.
Action Follow Complaint That
Tnhlilea Are KIIIInK Squirrels.
Fnder the leadership of Head Keeper
William Snyder of the Cential Park
zoo a vigorous campaign has been or
ganized to wlpo out In the park the
plague of stray cats abandoned by pros
perous families gone to country homes.
Complaint that the cats are killing
squlmds enmo to Snydur lust week from
a mysterious Mrs, Smith, who has been
feeding and caring for tho squirrels In
the park as long as he can remember.
Vestniday ntornlntr shortly after dawn
two rat pcltn wero hung up. H.ich suc
ceeding dawn will see others hung In
the basement of the arsenal If luck con
tinues. Snyder and Assistant Keeper
Hob Uurton form the hunting party.
Ilurton carries a .22 calibre rifle and
shoots the cats and Bnyder aaslsta with
a shotgun In case anything foes wrong-.
CITY $200,000 OVER
CHARITY ALLOWANCE
Conipt roller Makes Charge and
Kingsbury Admits the
Kxtra Expenditure.
DEFENDED BV THE MAYOR!
i
A charge by Comptroller I'rendergAPt
nnd an admission by Charities Commis
sioner Kingsbury that he (Mr. Kings
bury) had already exceded his 1915
budget allowance by 1200,000 set the
city government wheels to whirring yes
terday. Mayor Mltchel said the ex
penditure by tho Commissioner wns
warrant!. The situation was enlivened
by the, threat of a lawyer representing
persons nnd firms who havo not been
paid for supplies to sua Mr. Kingsbury
personally on the unpaid bills.
"It Is true," ald Mr. Kingsbury In
u statement, "that 1 was obliged to ex
wd my budget to the extent of al
most $200,000, nnd for this I assume full
responsibility. Hut It Is my duty as
overseer of the poor, notwithstanding
the absence of appropriations, to pro
vide the poor with the necessities of llfo.
"It Is, however, not an unusual thing
for this department to exceed Its budget.
In fact the occurrence Is so frequent
that It has In tho past become almost
a recognized custom for the Department
of Charities to exceed Its budget, nnd
It is not unknown In ot)tr departments.
Nevertheless It should not be done. The
appropriation should be adequate In
order that It may not be necessary to
violate the Charter In this regard.
"Never In the history of this coun
try, perhaps never In thu history of
the world, has there been so .severe a
strain upon tho resuurcos of public nnd
private charities as exists since the out
break of the Kuropean war.
"During thu year 1914, through Its
Department of Charities, the city housed
and fed a dully aveiuge of over 2,000
more peopbi than In thu year 1913, The
city fed these 2,000 people not pro
filed for In the budget of 1914 with
out the expenditure of a single addi
tional dollar for food.
"If tho budget makers had foreseen
the greatly augmented census for 1914
they would have appropriated approxi
mately 11 Si, (lull tnoro for food nlone
than was actually provided In that fund.
The Mayor said the matter had been
brought before the Hoard of Kstlmnte
and that all of the memtors were fully
nware of the extra expenses Incurred
by Commissioner Kingsbury during the
winter, but that as yet no wayi had been
found to meet the expenditure. The
Mayor said ho had arranged with
Comptroller Prendergast for a confer
ence to adjust tlie matter.
It Is the gossip of administration
circles that the Comptroller still feels
bitter toward Mr. Kingsbury locau.e
he helped to defeat the Comptroller for
the Progressive nomination for Governor
the year Oscar Straus ran on the ticket.
It Is said the Comptroller promised the
Mayor he would forget nny grudge he
might havo had against the Charities
Commissioner. Mr. Kingsbury's friends
say If there wns such an agreement It
was never kept.
"There Is absolutely no excuse for the
unauthorized expenditure of Commis
sioner Klngsburj," Mr Prendergast said.
I would have stretched a point If the
supplies had been for maintenance of
dependants exclusively."
It wjs learned at the Pharltles De
partment In the Municipal Hulldlng yes
terday that the excess money wns spent
for wearing apparel, Wankers and bed
ding. LANSING IS 'NAMED
FOR BRYAN'S POST
Continued from Firat Pag
has been engaged In representing the in-
I iciraw ui inn i'niie.1 fiaies ui claims
In arbitration proceedings and at In
ternational gatherings. He Is 51 jears
I old, having been born at Watertown on
. October 17, 164.
I Mr. 1-anslng practised law at Water
town for several years. He Is a grad
I Uate of Amherst College and Is the
I author of "Government: Its Origin,
Growth and Form In the United States"
and of several articles on diplomatic
subjects.
In 1690 he married Miss Eleanor
Fostor, daughter of John W. Foster.
Secretary of State under llenjamln Har
rison. Mrs. Lansing therefore has the
distinction of having both n father and
1 a husband who have held this high
position In the United States.
Mr. Lansing Is vice-prusldent of the
City National Hank of Watertown and a
' momber of various law and scientific.
societies. He Is asawlato editor of tho
American Journal of nfcniulioiml l.au:
Antkurlty on International Lam-.
Itobert Innslng for years repre
sented the United States In Intricate
international disputes and Is looked upon
us ono of the foremost authorities on
International law In tho country. It
wns not, however, until the retirement
of Dr. John H.issctt Moore from his
post as counsellor to the State Depart
ment and Mr. Lansing's appointment to
1 that position that his name camo promi
nently beforo tho public.
During the recent exchange of notes
between this country and foreign Gov
ernments, Mr. Lansing him had close re
lations with the President and when not
at tho State Department Immersed In
I some knotty problem of International
, law ho has generally been at tho White
i House conferring with .Mr. Wilson.
Mr. Lansing's experience In and
knowledge of International law have been
gained from many nngles. His first ap
pointment as counsel for the United
States was In March, 192. Mr. iJinsing
was then mndo ns-nclato counsel for
this Government In tho Herlng Sea fur
seal urblt ration,
Ho was counsel for tho Mexican and
Chinese legations In Washington in 1894
and li'M and In U96 Secretary of Statu
olmy selectwl him as counsel for thu
United States before tho Herlng Sea
Claims Commission. He represented
private Interests bcfViro the Cnnndlan
Joint High Commission In U9S nnd
1S99, und In 19U0 and 1901 ho was again
counsel for tho Mexican and Chinese le
gations. Mr. Lansing went to London In 1903
to represent the United Status before
the Alaskan Iloundary Commission and
in 190.. he represented private parties
In tho Venezuelan asphalt disputes.
Then cnino his retention aH counsel for
this Government In tho Atlantic fish
eiies arbitration nt Tho Hague. He
was u delegate to tho fur seal con
ference in Washington In 1911.
HI'RCtAI. NOTIfKH.
Allen's Foot-t!ase fortheTroops
(Iter lOO.iKHjjinukuites of Allen's Knot-llnse,
the antiseptic po-.viirr to HhaUo Into your
.Shoes or dissolve In the foot-hath, aro helm?
IWH.I hy the (ieriiinn and .Mli.sl troops at
tho front. It rebts the led, provi-nts frle
lion of the shoo anil makes, wnlklni; easy.
Sold everywhere, '.'5o. Sample sent i'W.K.
Address Allon S, Olmsted, La Hoy, N, Y.
14 BRONX SCHOOLS
TO BE REORGANIZED
Education Uonrd Takes Step
Toward Adoption of the
flary System.
SEATS FOB MOBE I'UHLS
The Hoard of Kducatton at lis regular
meeting yesterday nfternoon took a
definite step toward tho adoption of
William Wirt's Gary system In the
schools of tho city. A report of tho
hoard of superintendents, approved by
the commltteo on vocational schools,
providing for tho reorganization of four
teen schools In Tho llronx nt an addi
tional cost of $666,260 over that already
stipulated for was referred by tho board
to Its fliianco committee to be prrpared
for submission to thu Hoard of Kstlmate.
This reorganization, with the adoption
ot the Gary system, it Is said, will pto
vide 3S0 minutes of schooling a da'
not only to tho present enrolment of
35,050 pupils, 12,704 of whom arc. on
part tlmo becauso of overcrowding, but
for ll.Ot'O more, which Is tho estimated
growth of the next two years as well.
The regular pupil to-day receives only
300 minutes of training a day.
Approximately 22n minutes of the
pupils' time under the new si stem will
be occupied with academic subjects, SO
with drawing, science nnd shopwork; 40
with auditorium work nnd 40 In the
gymnasium and nt play.
The plan Includes two now bulMlngs,
for which $1,000,01)0 has already been
appropriated, additions to old buildings
at a cost of $539.U0, of which $160,000
has already been requested; new land
at n cost of J22r.,00O and alternations in
present buildings to cost $52,260. Tlie
two new buildings, under the pieent
s.vstcm, would piovldu accoinluo.I.itlons
for only nbout 4,000 additional pupils.
It wns announced by Chairman
Oreuno of the finance commltteo that
the committee would be abb. to appro
priate $10,000 for opportunity schools
this summer without making nny defi
nite stipulations of retrenchment else
where. This Is $7,000 less than was
asked nt first, but. It was asserted, tho
arrangement will end the controversy
In thu course of which Comptroller Pren
dergast said that tuachers should glvo
their services free for summer work.
There will bo reductions affecting vaca
tion pla grounds, It was said.
Attendance figures for May, made
public yesterday, show that Hrooklyn for
the first time has passed Manhattan In
school enrolment. Hrooklyn was eight
pupils behind Manhattan In April, but
Is now 1.S33 nhead.
SCHOOL REFORMS SOUGHT.
I.nlior Lenders Sen Mayor anil I'rge
Vocational Change.
A committee of labor leaders called
on Mayor Mltchel yesterday nvl advo
cated reforms In the system of voca
tional training In the publlo hools. A
memorandum presented to tho Mayor
contained a request for trade union rep.
resentntlon on the Hoard of Kduc.itlnn
"for the purpose of securing a proper
balnnce."
The committee urged tho abolishment
of "every sort of Industrial training
which Is not based upon and continu
ally modified with reference to the In
dustrial character of thu community."
Tho appointment ot a commlttie com
posed of employers and employees t
advise the school authorities In the es
tablishment of courses of Instruction In
trades nnd occupations was utgud.
The Mayor said that n conference of
olty officials, members of the Hoard
of Education and tho Hoard of estimate
would be held to consider the sugges.
tlons.
Among those on the committee wore:
James L. Gernon of the Hrooklyn Cen
tral Labor Union: A. I. Shlpllkorf, secre.
tary of the United Hebrew Trades; Mies
Mellnda Scott, prtsldetit of the Women's
Trade Union League; Solomon Polakoft
of the International Ladles Garment
Workers Union, Peter J. Hrndy, secre
tary of the Aflled Trlntlng Trades
Council; William L. Dickson of the, In
ternational Hrotherhood of P.lacksmltlm
and Frederick l'aulltsch of the Amal
gamated Shet Metal Workers Union.
91,528 PEOPLE IN YONKERS.
Yonkciis, N. Y June 23, In ths last
five years the population of the city of
Yonkers has Inrreaxcd 14 per cent., ac
cording to John S. Dals, chief census
enumerator, who gave out to-day tho
figures for the census f thu city Just
completed. He sas the total population
ot Yonkers now Is 91,32!!, which Is an In
crease of ll.f.00 over that of l'.UO.
The figures for Westchester county
show that the population now Is 31S,
702, nn Increase of 33, 707 over file fig
ures of Hi 10. Yonkvrs Is the first city
In tho county. Mount Vernon second and
New Hochelle third. When White I'l.ilns
becomes u city It will be tho fourth In
sire In the county.
Alexander's
Shoe Sale
Annual Summer Clearance at both stores
The seasons refuse to coincide with mer
chandising plans. Just when you need summer
shoes, with three months stiil to wear them, we
are preparing for fall stocks. Reductions in all
departments.
Sixth Avenue at Nineteenth St.
548 Fifth Avenue at 45th St.
P1UD RFI1 f!l minever Jake.
.suiq.Cn.,l',i'. I
Vimiii; lluyn.
.VII Silttlll. ilit.ltl..nltl 11. 1, nn.
taires. Counselor rvrrv .1 tinvn Mil, 1 mi
tt, niioklit. Ifev. J. Townn-nit Itiimll.
drens Wlllurd II, Colli), Vale Club, New Vork,
ivKuiuDiir. .-ami. iM.it i.ovs.
"In the Mimiitalns ot Irttnla."
r Majors. W.Ai'ilcrn'ii, la-Miiictm, Va.
KOt
Address
SUMMER
I his Directory appears Snlinilii) s, .Smi.lns . TihmI.is anil ThiiiMtnys.
Advertise your ramp uniler tills column
Kates on leiiuest
SCHOOL, COLLEGE AND CAMP BUREAU
130 Nuiiau St., ,v 1. tj.
B. R. T. WINS LONG j
ANTI-FENDER FIGHT
Col. Uayward Excoriates Ser
vice Commission Majority
for Rescinding Order.
Mt'CALL OPPOSES HEPEAL
Ily a voto of 3 to 2, Messrs. McCnll
and Uayward being the two, the Public
Service Commission rescinded yesterdaj
lit order of fix years ago, never fully
enforced, comiK'IIIng tho Hrooklyn n.ipld
Transit Company to put projecting
fenders on Its street cars. Tho company
won Its long fight, based on a contention
that the best llfo saving device Is wheel
guards and thnt fendern make only
trouble.
The pievulllng opinion wns written by
.) Sergeant Cram. Commissioners Will
iams and Wood sided with him. In a
dissenting opinion Col. Uayward poured
Indlgnnnt reproach upon his comrades
In the boatd.
"For six long years," he said, "these
companies of the H. it. T. system hnve
been nble, by one monmt and another, to
make tho action of tho commission futile
so far ns fenders were concerned, until
the whole proceeding nppears moro llko
child's play or a mock trial than tho pro
ceedings of n gteat commission clothed
with tho most extraordinary powets to
enforce Its orders nnd require obedience
from stubborn companies operating
under tho short sighted policy of re
alstance to any safety order which
touches their pocketbooks a policy 90
frankly admitted by Mr. March for tho
companies."
Since the original hearing closed six
years havo elapsed, Col. Uayward said:
1.30U pages of testimony havo been
taken of ninety-seven days of hearings,
three Presidents havo sat In tho White
House, nnd six Governors at Albany,
flying machines have evolved from a
dream to practical use, commissioners
have come and gone, "but the fender
case seems to run on forever." There
were years of rehenrlnge. In November.
1913, the commission refused to rescind
the fender order nnd adopted an opin
ion In which Commissioner Maltble said:
"We nre dealing In thlf matter with the
lives and limbs of p.destrians, many
of them little children."
Col. Haywaid continued:
"We are now urged to repudiate every
thing that has ever been done In this
case, and Commissioner Cram nan sub
mitted an opinion doing this. What,
may I ask, has become of the necessity
for preventing bread winners from being
deprived of their ability to support their
families? Is the mother less beloved
111 her family circle than she was before?
Has the commission torgotten that, al
though most of tho llttlo children re
ferred to havo glow 11 up In the years the
commission has dawdled with this case
mid are now bread winners or mothers
beloved In their own family circle, they
now have little children ot their own
who still may be maimed?"
The order should not be rescinded,
Col. Uayward said, It should be mod
ernized, nnd parts of It that are
ohoolete and Inconsistent with present
traffic conditions rdinuld be modified.
Commissioner Cram held that as all 1
til" cars had wheel guards the project- I
Ing render wns not needed. He said
the fenders would cause accidents, und
thnt persons struck by 'hem wero usu
ally more seriously hurt than when
struck by the front ot a car He
thought the companies themselves would
Insist on fenders Instead of opposing
them If damage cljlma would bo les
sened. CLAPHAM HEARING PUT OFF.
rroarcnlur Ilrfusrs Petit J.nrceny
I'lrn for Mrs. Tlijlor rnnlln.
MiNr.or.A, U I, .Tuns 23 Donald
Clapham und Mrs. ltuth Talnr Cnn'.in,
Indicted for burglary In tho third degree
nnd petit larceny, following a disclosure
that they had robbed a number of cot
tages In f-'ea Cliff, obtained an adjourn
ment of their oases this morning until
next Monday.
To-day was tho time, limit fled by
County .tu.lg.. James I'. Niemann when
they might withdraw their ideas of not
guilty entered last week. Hoth of the
ncciised were In court Mrs. fonh.i
came to Mlneola from Sea t'llff In a
tnxlrnu, nccompnnli d by C 11. I'ernan,
a friend. Clapham came by tratn.
Harry W Mooro anpear.d for Clap
ham and Nell II Vand.nvatcr for Mis
Conlln. Mr. Vamlewater Intimated he
would Hilvlsn .Mrs Conlln to plead
guilty to petit larceny, a misdemeanor.
If Olstrlct Attorney r-mlth would con
sent Tho 1 'istrlct Attorney .said ho
would not accept such a plo,
8T, ANN'S CAMP OK III) to
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t Conducted by the .M.irial llruther.
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CAMPS
SUPREMACY
Supremacy is a word that
is pretty loosely cmploycJ, too
often constituting the opinion
of the user solely, without
rcflcctintj general opinion.
But if supremacy in the
buildinrf industry implies, as
wc think it docs, an all-around
superiority in the business
referred to, established over a
period of years, and conceded
by the most important prop
erty Owners in the country,
then the supremacy of this
organization is beyond quib.
blc or question.
THOMPSUN-STAKKE'IT
COMPANY
Building Construction
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