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THE SUN, FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1915.
4A .1 UsS'l 1' III PLAN TO END LAW DELAYS ADOPTED BY CONVENTION Hoods Hoot's Plon for Simple, Speedy mid Loss Costly l.ctfislntlon. CALLS PBOCKDITRI HBBI TOO ELABORATE At.nNr. Auk it Kllliu Root suc MM II W lii having the Constitu tional convention unanimously adopt that section of the Judiciary article which Heals with the laws delays The plan hart been attacked by Kdgar T. Bracket ami seemingly he represented a number of lawyers In the convention who were determined to undo thla por tion of the work of tha committee on Judiciary, of which tleorge W. Wlcker ham la chairman. Finally President Hoot came to the lil of thla provlalon and pointed out that the convention could not adjourn without the ih agmlM being able to tall their frlenda anil neighbors when they returned home that they had done some th.ng to atop the law's delaya and make litigation simpler and cheaper for tha litigant. President Moot became quite emphatic as ha urged the delegatea either to vote for this plan or suggest better one. "I heard a lawyer In New York city the other day hottst that he could post pone anv lulgution for aeven years." salil Mr Root "and I asked a lot of my legal iii-nds whether that was true They all said they did not doubt It." "'How." I aaked. Why. by compelling' the honest fellow- who mes Into court to redreae a wrong or to secure a right to litigate one after the other many statutory rights that have been created by the Legislature.' Was the answer ourl Must lOll t IssWi "The courts must observe the law." continued Mr. Root, and so the plain man who want" to get a wrong redressed has. limiting between his demand for redress ant his Judgment, n doten liti gations that he has to fight out before be son get to the end of his Judgment "We have been making our system of procedure here conform to the subtle, acute, highly trained Ideas of lawyers. ; It ought to be made to conform to tha plain man s Intelligence and experience, so that the farmer, the merchant and the laborer I an understand It. The p'an which Mr. Root was dls- j cussing provides that : To secure a more simple, speedy 1 gtnd effective administration of Justice It a'lall e the duty of tha Legislature to act with ail convenient spend upon the re-rt of the hoard of statutory Consolidation transmitted to the Iegle- I laturs by the iJovernor on April 2i I la'L end to enact a brief and simple av.i practice act and to adopt a sepa- rate bod) of civil practice rulea for the I regulation of procedure In the Court ' of Appeals. Supreme Court and County courts. The Legislature may make the civil practice rulea or any part thereof ap plicable to inch other court as it may provide. Thereafter, fron time to time, at Lntl ill of not !es than five , years the Legislature may appoint a ; comm'.s .on to consider and report Oha? cr -s. If any. there should be In UM law and rules governing clYtl procedure. To tet nn I icli Report. The Legis'nttire shall act on the re port of each such commission by a ; Ingle Mil and the LoflOlotUrg shall pot otherw.se. or at any other time, i act an) law p.-.. r.b.ug. regu'.atinir or changing 'he civ. I procodttfi In the Court of TjlpOgll. Supreme Court or Count) Courts unlesi the Judges or Jus' Ices err. towered to make And trend civil prac.ee ru'es ehRll certify that legislation -m ncreanary. After the alnpt'on of the r.vll prac tice rules by the Le-a-sla'ure under the foquiroDMBt of the flrt paragraph of this section the power to alter and mend auch rules and to make, alter, and amend civil practice rulea shall vest and remain In the courts of tiie tata, to i.e exi-r sod by the Judges of tho Court of Appi ilt 'ind the .Justices of the Appellate l Visions or the Supreme Court, or b BUCti Judges or Justices of the Court "f Appeals, the Supreme Court and the County uourta as the leg stature Shall provide. An ggtsndHttlil to the Judiciary ar ticle provldit k that s litigant in the City ' iirt should have the same right of apiieal cs a MttgSftl in the Supreme Court .is boat ii Ih the oonvonUog by vote ot 39 to 15, Service trtlcle Hrilaeil. A revised Public Bervlca Commission article has bean greed to by (be public utilities committee and it win ic ie portel to the .oricer.tlon to-mniroer, The committee declares that there e lit be two Public Service commissions, but adds a p ovlsion that the Legisla ture may hange the Jurisdiction of gather commission s-ul reduce the num ber of mombe each ommlaslon to no: ie.... than throe, bul it retains In aar-h commission the Jurisdiction, powers end duties It ROW has. The committee also retains the pro vision that the present Demo ratie iu fa ll. Service , 'omm.ssionei a ftaantrl be pas pn oved by I o . bill thai they gi .11 le protected n office until their respective- terms expire. After these larail do expire thsir suc cessors may bi removed by the Senate on the roootninonaatiori of the CSovcrnor, t iting the grounds on which sia-h re moval is recomrneh lad Now the Gov ernor run remove without the Senate s action Ano'her provision vhldh the commit, tev r.tai:, ii in the revised article pro hibits the Legislature (pom prescribing a rat ,,r standard of service for any public utility until after it has rsWiVM a report fro n MM of the Public Servlre ommission ehtch has investigated t ie ejuestlon, although t Legislature may p sa a arte Mil If the o igtmlgslon f ills tc- report within a gpapmpj time. The night session was devi led to the Ponaldt ration of the iloM nuking the Court of I'.i'ml a eowtltotlonal couit Of record nnl !' ergl adopted without igaaeidmant by a big majority despite th. attacks upon it lad by Ldgar T. Bia' kett of S irjtog i PROGRESSIVES DECIDE ON TXST Ctuestlon Mill He I'll! lit tnnill- illltes Justices Inilnrseil. The executive committee of the Pro p:essive ei.ui'ty oinni.ttic deeded last mght that bafofa lha Progroasl vac win agree to fuss w th other parties In the election of candidates ihis f ill thecandi alhtsf. v.' i have to anawan this question: "Will you if nomlnatad by the I'ro awaaives tun on the Piogressive ticket, wnetr.er you k- t any other notninatioa or rot'" Tii committee ptedgad its luppaoi to Supreme Court Justices Clarke. Kepubll ga and Clreenbaum, Itidependent Demo riat. sha me in hug for reelection Resolutlong passed by the coinmittee gay that these men have "shown mirke mess i smlnsnl tmallncattont in this high Judn :al oHIca," aid that uhle and Imparl ii JudgSi should I relectel wiltiuut oppovitinn. SHORT BALLOT PLAN MAY REWARD OF $1,500 BE VOTED ON SEPARA TELYm FRANK SLAYERS Opponents of Tanner Project Suggest Reference as Separate Amendment in November Ex-Senator Root Urges a Compromise. Alssnt, N. T., Aug. It. The short ballot propoaltlon is llkaly to be sub mitted separately to a vote of tha peo ple not fall. Overtures In thla direc tion have been made to the Tannor committee by those who oppose Ms re organisation plan, led by Rusaell Wig gins of Middletown. The Tanner plan provides for tha election of the Governor. Lieutenant Governor, Attorney-General and Comp troller. Those delegatea who a.de with Mr. Wiggins are opposed to centralis ing so much power In the Governor ss ths Tanner plan does. They think thst the ttecretary of State, Secretary of Taxation and Flnanco and the Super intendent of Public Works also should be elected, these officials corresponding to the preoent rlecretary of State. Stste Treasurer and State Engineer. If the Superintendent of Public Works were elected It would take from the Governor much of the patronage which he would have under the Tanner plan. aa this official would build and main tain the canals, the good roads snd the j public buildings snd do sll the pub lic engineering and architectural work for the State. The Tanner committee la to meet In a day or two to consider a plan to be prepared by Mr. Wiggins and his friends and It la the expectation that a com promise will be effected through the Influence of President Kllhu Root, whoee pet plan thla Is. This would avoid what had promised to be one of the biggest COMPROMISE ON j CITY HOME RULE Law Convention" Committee Removes the Word "Busi ness" From the Artiele. Albany, Aug. 1. A compromise home rule article for cities was sgreed upon to-tilght by the Constltut.onal Con vention's cmmlt.ee on cities of whloh Seth Low la chairman The compro mise gives each city exclusive power to mnnige. regulate and control its prop erty, affairs and municipal g vernmeni The committee used the aorda "mu nicipal government" In pla.-e of the word "business" which was objected to by Louis Marshall becaee. he sa d. It would permit olt'es to go into all kinds of business. Including the operating of pu ti les utilities. The power thus granted a City will enable it to OJCgaaitM and managr ail departmenLs. bureaus and ether divisions of Us g vet Mists, and to regulate the powers and selection an) compen sation of all city officers and employee, including police and health ff paid by the city. Each city will also have the power to revise or enact amendments to lta chsrter In relation to Rsj property, sf fairs or municipal government and to erract amendments to any local o: spa cIM law In that connection. A city my enact amendrr. ta to lta chsrter or any existing special or local law In relation to any matter of State concern the management, regulation tad control of which shall have been dele gate'! to the city by law until and unless the Legislature shall ensct a law incon sistent with suoh amendments. The leslsistlve body of a city may enact such .iVnendmenta subject to the epprocal of 'he Mayor and the Board of Estimate or similar legislative body. Every such enactment shail embrace cnly one subject Everv amendment v hi. h changes the framework of the government of the city or modifies re strictions as to the issuing of bonds or Contracting debta shall he submitted to the Legislsturs befoie February lii. 1916. and during the flr.t week of the r- cular : sslon thereafter, and shall take effe t ss law sixty dav after such submission unless disapproved by the Legislature. Every other amendment to the city charter shall taVe effect without submis sion to the legislature. The LsSgiglatUrS may del-gate to cities lor exerclss within their respective local Jurisdictions sue, powers of legislation aa to matters Of St."e concern SI it may from time to time deem expedient The Leglalatute shail puss no law re lating to the property, a.v.nts of muni cipal govirnment of any v'ty unless It applies to every city in the State. Special city laws are ii fined as those gfarting; the government of cities tn mittera of Slate concern and applying to less than ail the el ties of the State These en ictments must b. sent to the city authorities for approval, a Is now the case WANT EDWARDS FOR SHERIFF. I i ll int. W ill I i ii ii e h it ii at a Dinner ou Moaili) Mailt. Big Bill Edwards's boom for Sheriff of N'ew York county la to he exposed to i public vew at a dinner to lie held in hla honor at the Hiltmore on Monday nlfthl About 100 men who think that the for mr Street ilranlng i 'ommissioner .-liould W eb ted S'hrleve are promoting the affair. The ruurman of the dinner will be Walter R. Herrlck. form'r State Sen- ator, who was a candidate for the presidency Of the National Democratic liuh laat winter, li - was defeated In that contest by Mr Murphy's candidate. ; John M III-hie. Mr Edwards x pacts to enter the primaries an sti independent Democrat, backed by a cona'.derabte group of busi ness men who are his friends It Is said : for him that if -ramrnany It dorses him ! Mr Edwards t ill not object Aa to ! whether or not t.n sill stay In the tight i as an indejienilent if defeated In the prl 1 mallei there Is no prediction. His nmn- agers will open headquarters In the i.Vanderbllt Hotel In a tew days Augustus ThO ma I is one of the Kd- warda enthusiasts who will attend the dinner on Monday. Thomas Hilly, the riataurant man. and Walter C. Booth, who aa Puiinny tooth waa a Prlngt tan football star when Mr. Bdwardl waa i performing In the same capacity, are ' among the other boomers. Welfsrr Hoard OOll Qusrlera. The Child Welfare Commission, which will administer the widows' ienaon law . will occupy until December ni the rooms 111 the basement of City Hall, whence the Buteau of Weights ami Measures has been moved to tho Munic ipal Build Ing Aft. January 1 these quartan will he used as a relief bureuu by the Qrand Army of the Republic and th Welfare Commission will find a home elsewhere. political fights which has been waged in Albany In years. Mr. Tanner. In discussing the pro posed compromise, to-night said: A proposal haa been made by some Of the opponents of the article reported by the committee on Governor and other State officials to refer the matter of election or appointment of State offl- clals to the people as a separate amend- ment. The proposal la not made by our committee, but to our committee, It does not relate to the change In the general scheme of concentrating scat- tered bureaus, departments and com- missions Into a small number, but merely as to whether certain of the State officers should be elected or ap- pointed. "A definite outline of tha list of the officers propoeed to be elected on a sep- arate referendum has not yet been placed before the committee on Gov- ernor and other State officers. Whan such a proposal Is made I suppose it will be considered by this committer. ' but from the votes which nave been tnken In executive session I am sure that the question will be confined at least to officers now eUcted by the people'" Those who are behind Mr. Wiggins have been advising even a longer ballot than at present, through the eltctlon of the State Commissioner of Agriculture, the State Superintendent of Insurance, the State Superintendent of Prisons. the State Superintendent of Banks snd the Public Service Commissioner, but Chairmsn Tanner served notice to-night that he would not even submit to a vots of the people the question of electing these department heads. j ; GREENBAUM CAUSES WORRY IN TAMMANY I ., , .. , , . rolPV raetiOll Said to He (JO- I posed to Reiiomination of the Justice. I crowd, with the request that In some Tammany Insured for Itself an in- returned to his wife, creased revenue of t!.210 a year by ewapaper Maa Octe Hlasj. rls ne; the membership in the Demo- IjMf nl)tM thf , hnork th( cratlc unty committee from S. to ' door of O R Keeler, an Atlanta newa I Attn nieht bu? did not succeed paper man. who lives In Marietta. When in cotieeructlng a tltial sute of cundi dates for the primary of September ! A difference of opinion as to nominees j for the Supreme Court has assumed al- most the proi-oniona ot a c ntroveray. ( ' K k It must be settled Lefor. the siate can , be computed ' A gr. up of dl. net le.de .. . Mlt Thomas F. rmey. I Is ..Id. Is the leader. is against the indorsement of Justice Samuel Greenbaum for reelection lUey V "T nt'v'o'f 'fesTv. Takers SS e 'i at on Justice Oreenbaum was elected o the bench in 1 10 1 a. an independent Democrat. itice then he has given so little attention -o niiuoe that many f hla friends don't know what his party IS Mr Foley is repreaented as having told Charlea F Murphy mat he wxm't , stand tot creenbaum. and that the whole I judicial Icket will be oueationed ,f , Gr.enbauni is Isft In. For his part Mr Murphy is mindful of two facts One f them Is thit .lustU-e Oreenbaum haa i been Indorsed not only by Kepubii-1 cms and l'rogrssnve but by tne Mar i Association, the O unty Lawyers Aaso- elation and by a spec. a: committee ot well known lawyers who lis-e go to-1 gether on a basis of non-partisanship In behalf of a Judge whoee recorl they ' deem Immaculate. The other tact of . grlxl b Mr Murphy Is aware is that Richard Croker. then Tammany leader, j wrecked the party's chance In the State ! in ls!s by denying- a renominutlon to Just.ee .1 sej.'i Francis fa! It Is considered Improbable tnst Mr Mufphy will consent to a turning down of Justice Qreenbautu, but thus far thoae who ate clntnorlng tot it have not been definitelv overruled Mr Murphy arrived at Tammanv Hall last night at Till o'clock snd attended a meeting of -he executive committee This committee drew up the official call for the primary of Sep'emher 2t and also changed "ie ratio of representation in the genera', ot county committee. Heretofore there has been one member for every twenty-five voters; hereafter there wll: be one fo- every twenty-five voter Bach committeeman Is taxed 110 a year so the incrcis-e of 9 mem bers raises the income from thla eource from ISO.tkO to MO.tOt a year The executive commit ee . action waa rati fied hy the county committee a few minutes later. District leaders had an Informal dls rugalon of candidates before the com mittees met For District Attorney the preferences were for Judge Kw.mn. Aa. s'stant District Attorney Delehantv. MaK's'r.ite t'orr'gan and Thomas W. Chiir.hlll. The Sheriff talk centred about the names of Christy Sullivan und Richard J I'e'aney. with some .ntereet a rouse. I hy the candidacy of Big Bill Edwards There are indications that the real In side candidate for Sheriff haa nol been puhlh-iy mentioned, and t'aat Mr Iur pl , try to keep It ae -ret until about tune f.,r the final fli.ng of designations, or September 7 Ail faction! agree that Justices Clarke. 81. earn anil Delelmnty should be re nominated, but this harmony may be shattered If the Oreenh-auni sentiment prevails Tom Foley Is for Magistrate I'orr.gan for I Metric! Attornev st is he Said to be against lireenbaum for Justice Aa Mr F'lej'a Influence in Tammany la second only to tha" of Mr Murphy liimae'.f. his followers are fore casting disaster If he la ignored HUGHES S REPLY IS VAGUE lit-(iui, atukea, sto teavaii Bi lleves Itefiisal la Final. In the letter which Justice Charles R Hughea wrote to ex-Oov Edward C ! Stokea of New Jersey, mentiuiiel in a Trinion despatch printed In Tug BpN yssterdav, Justice HUghei did not ixy ! flatly that he would decline In run for President if nominated by the Ripubll. cana. It appealed vslerday that the strongest iilirases In that letter wire: "As a member of .he Supreme Court I have no right to be a can idute either oieiil or tacitly. I cannot do my work here and hold an equivocal position be fort the country " Mr. Stokea aaid yesterday : '( un- j ilerstaml from other information than Is ' contained in the letter thai Justice j Hughfs would feel obliged to decline If he were nominated." Qsorgl W. i'erklna. chulrtiian of the I'rogressive National Comniittee. was1 asked yesterday what he thought Of Mr. ' Stokea'a vl w and the Hughea letter. He , replied : j I cannot so that this statement III different from others thai have been given out by other persons at different times.'" Wov. Harris Also Sols Invosti gation Plans Going Prison Heads Rlamcless. VICTIM'S RINO RETt-BXED Atlanta. Aug 1. with the entire country clamoring for the arrest and conviction of the members of the mob that raided the State prlaon farm at Mllledgeville Monday night and lynched Leo M Frank on Tuesday morning near the grave of Mary Phagan. whom he wag convicted of having murdered. State authorltlea took active etepe to-day toward the apprehension of the lynchera The first move came In the offer of a reward for the conviction of the mem- bera by the Governor . tha second In a conference between the Governor and members of the prlaon commission, at which a line of action was mapped out. Offers of assistance In Investigating the crime and In fixing the responsibility poured In to State and Cobb county offi- clale from every part of the country, The Governor's reward will total only jli 50". since this la all he has at his dlspoeal. the total reward sum for the yar in Georgia being only M.OOO. a Part of which has already been apent. Reward Will tio tllejher. certain, however, that this sum will be so grsatly lncreaeed that the man or men who can turn up the mob members will be comfortable for life, state officials were Informed to-day thst Chicago cltlsens would raise I0.- oon snd thst New York would also see to It that all necessary funds ara raised. Within a few days Oeorglu will be overrun with detectives They will he welcomed in Georgia and will be given every sld In thsir Investigations. The ' Marietta police and Sheriffs of a dolen count lee are also busy on the case and belteve that within a short time Uiey grill have progress to report. It Is probable that the real start of the invrstlgitlon Into the crime will j come next Tuesday, with the Coroner's i Inquest at Marietta. This Inquest was , started this week, but was postponed un- til the later date, when the authorities . would have more light on the caee A dramatic feature of the Frank case was revealed to-da in the action of the mob thit lynched prank in carrying out the laet request he made. Juet be-fore Frank was hsnxed he took from his finger his wedding ting I and gave it to one of the men.Vrs of tha he answered the knock ha was handed a little package, and the messenger at onr, ie, in thla package whs the ring and a note which informed him of Frank's last request and ordsred him to destroy the note at once and also to forget the mmisspir who brought It Th oruer has been rlgWIy followed, hut the ring g on Brooxly" u mwut there 10 Mr. Frank, , ,.... , .... , ' h., ' ,v. WrTS the mi. il.l.m.ni In whle. h. ..'. .Mai - ------ - "".J xuthorltle. had done . lhr roul'' wr ! to be blamed for the lynch. ng. The Atlanta Chamber Of Commerce passed strong resolutions deplorirej the crime, geclarlng that It had Injured and was not representative of snd calling upon the author!- ties to see to It hat those guilty of the crime be promptly punished. Doubt Mn mi Scene. Gov. Harris's proclamation Is so drawn that It leaves room to doubt as to whether the sctual slaying Of Frsnk -ccurred at Marietta. In Cobb county, or at MllledgwvH'.e. in Baldwin county, This covers ths possibility that Frank was killed by lynchers before that party reached Cobb county, a belief alisred In by many. The point is raised that It Is entirely probable that the body was displayed at the place where It waa found It the purpose aid with the intention of forc ing trial of the case or cases In the evert of appre.ies.si in of jny of the 1 n.-hera In the county wficre the feel ing againat Fraa k la bitter at. I :.. re UM famil of Mary Fhag-an, the mu: dered girl, lived. The proclamation of ;ov. Harris re ceived here to-night la as follrae. State of ileorgla; by hla Ex.el'.sncy N E Harris. Oovernor. A proclamation. Whereas offtcta Information haa ben received at this Department that, on the night of Auruat g, 1915, In this Stite. one Ieo M Frank, a pris oner held in custody of the Stste. was vi .'.ently tak'c from the hospital of the Sute Penitentiary In Baldwin county, and found dead In the county of Cobb on the morning of Auguat IT, I til, having met his death at the hards of unknown iiarties. and, Whereas those engaged in such transactions ars stiil unknown and u: apprihended, and Whereas such conduct la an attack upon our Civilisation, besides being a gross violation ol the law. winch the dignity of thr State and good name of her people require to be fully in vestigated and tne offenders biought to punishment. It is therefore ordered that lha Secretary of State record and Issue a proclamation of fering a reward of ItOO each for UM first three p rsODg convlctgd oi the said offence, tot their apprehension and delivery to the Sheriff of Baldwin or Cubh county. Willi evidence surti cie it to convict N. E llAP.kta, "iovernor DEMAND JUSTICE OF GEORGIA Jrni ill i noper I nlnn Meeting Cheer I'rank tear Speakers. The lynching of lo M. Frank was A i SCUMS d Incidentally last evening at a tn'eting of Jews called at Cooptr Union to eonsoler what meaeur.s should be taken to obtain Justice for Jews at the close Of the Euorpean wsr. Suggestion I that Jewe should demand Justice of . Iileoegla was revived with chiers. N Taylor I'hilllps, wlau spoke of j Frank's death, expressed sympathy for the Jews of Europe, but. he added, Jews In America have their grievances He approved the plan of calling a con gress of Jews. "A congress sitting here ought to speak firm words concerning the Frank case," he laid. "Every J-w with a spark of manhood In his makeup ought tn rise up In protest. We ought not 10 lei Christiana make all of the Frank protest." The meeting adoptsd resolutions fa voring the calling of a congress to meet here or in Washington Amoi g thr speakers were Liuis E Brandnte, Dr. J J lllueatone. .eon Sanders. Judge A. J. Levy and Kabbl Moses ll.vatuion. ROOT HEADS U. 8. LAWYERS. tinrrlcan llnr Association I nanl- i Ii Klecta lllm President. Salt I.aks 'itt. Aug. 1 Bllhu Root of New York, wae unanim usly elected president of the Amexloan liar Association no-day. FRANK'S BODY A T HOME; POLICE GUARD HEARSE rontinued from Ftrtt Pay Into an automobile hearse, a small crowd ptesalng forward for a better view. With curtains drawn, the undertaker's machine moved rapidly out of the sta tion and over to Fifth avenue. Motor cycle Policeman Howe keeping along side to see that nothing other than traf fic conditions Interfered with the prog ress of the vehicle. But for the pres ence of Howe few would have glanced at the hearse, und even of those who wondered at the presence of a policeman few realised that the body of the man whose death had aroused the country wee being carried swiftly past them. At Ninth street the hearse turned over to the East Side and went down to the Manhattan Bridge, over which It paased to Brooklyn Such ws Frank s home coming after six years. Over at the Frank home the early morning sun had shown the face of an elderly woman preeaed from time to time against an upper window, waiting for her son to com home. She had been up all night When the party which had Journeyed from Atlanta ar rived she hastened d aAgtaslrg and ran out on the tepa to meet her son's wtdosr and embrace her Then the taxlcabs were dismissed and after the last per sons had passed Inside the house the shades were drawn and from ali out ward appearances it might have been deserted. Aa the day passed slowly more and more persons arrived to saunter up and down the sidewalk past the house, but they were not permitted to linger by the police, who wire stationed for a block In each direction on Cnderhill avenue. There were many cranks in the email crowd. One of them, who said she was tho mother of Mary Phagan. was led away hy apectators For a time members of the family de nied themselves to rsporters, but Frank's mother finally consented to make a statement She was sitting in the parlor with Frank's uncle. Mr .lai-ohe. a mana of telegrams before her, which sha handled nervously aa she talked. I banks Friends for soiiHlh. "I want the whole world to know how deeply we appr.-.-iate the messages of friendship and sympathy that have been extend d to us from all sides." she said. "We shall never forget these kind friends, both Uentlle and Jew, who have been with us in our sorrow. "If It were not for my faith In Qtxfl the i tod in whom le-o always believed what would remain to us.' He Is our only hope, (.iod Is Just snd He will deal in His own way with those who have done thla thing. I want you to know that my boy went to his Maker aa pure as he waa the day ha was born. He was absolutely Innocent. My boy IsSlSJ In his life told me a n, and I would take his word before that of any one else "test us pass over his murder I do hot wish lo talk about It Leo was al ways a good boy. who respected and n cerenced women. He waa a' moral boy. They could not produce a single thing to prove that he was otherwise "1 will say thla i Leo once quoted the Xaxarene. saying. 'Father, forgive thein, for they know not what they do.' Mrs. Fiafik said her son would be buried to-day at Cypress Hll.s. ihe has asked fdhbt Lyons and Pr Marx to take charge of the ceremonies, which will be simple. Several friends Bf Ieo Frank called during the day, but th,- visitor who at CTT17 MTa ITQ RflQT SAYS GOY. HARRIS Oeorgil Prison Not Built to Keep Invaders Out, He lieclares. ATLAwTA. Aug 19 Condemning mob law and declaring that he will do all i In his loner to bring the lynchers of Leo ' M Frank to Justice. Hovernor Har-.a Issue.! a statement to-night In which he shows tnat every possible effurt was made to prote t the prisoner. "There no man in the bounds of tkg eltate that regrets more deeply than ! I do this unfortunate occurrence." he j says "I shall do all in my power to ! dia-over anl bring to Justice the per- , petrators. u. Living that the people at! large do not Justify the wave of lawless ness thai seems to be spieai ng through 1 out t .e spate "Mob law should neve- take the place of statute law. There will be no safety to life, lllierty or property until this is reiMgnlxed by our iieopte "It wsa espocially dis'.rsss'ng to me. because the attack was made upon the Hlates own prison, but built not to re sis: the violence of Its cltlsens outside, but to keep In confinement the weak anil helpless convicts who were unfit fo. eef .ii the chain gangs of the coun ties "Any determined body of men from the OUtgtdS would be sb'.e to effect an entrance if such an attempt was made, as the Stan penitentiary, as it Is callea. was never built with the idea of pre venting an attack from the outside "There was no stockade around the prison . only a w ire fence It was founa cut at the time of the attack, and coula have easily been penetrated at any point When I asked the Legialiture at I tie I r reci ni session to ipptopriate money to be used in building separate cells for the prison farm some newspapers t-ok up tic nutter and contended with much for. e that I waa em. rely w rong "In my consultation with the pr.son commission over Mr Fr-nk we feit and thought of the need of more guirus more wirdens. but the Idea was that these were needed to prevent his fellow . pfisonin from hurting him. I felt that there wis too mil tl exioaure in letting the prisoners all sleep together In the same gro.it ronm. but tne outside attack w.is not considered "H was In 1. eve. I that if I prison guard could hold an attacking party In che. k long enough to ge wor t to the authorl tlea the prlaon en couM ha protect d The county authorities were close st hand and there was one of the best military companies in the sute within two mil- of the prison This com pany, with the militia In Mi. -mi, had bean directed by the Adjutatn-ilenernl to keep in PCadlneM for immediate eer I vice If callid on. i "The complete secrecy of the move m. w I r - v Lake Hopatcong gt I NKXT aUNDAV-Also Eaery w Sunday and Holiday I.v. W. M St. I K: Lr. Lioetty St 9.00; Lv. Jackacs Act., Jaraar Ccy. -17 , m. La, Sioal ItrSeti Nceaik. l )0i. m. Atlantic City 19 sZft NCXT SUNDY ai.o 9aS.9V w.doaad.,, Aug. 2 La, :)4 tl. IM : Li. Libcity tl . 1 10 Lv. lackaen A.tnur, leiM City, I 17 L. Iioaa Inetl, hawara, I.3.s. HARD COAL NO SMOKE COMPORT tracted moat attention was C. P. Con nolly, who wrote a long defence of Frank. After he left the bouse Mr. . Connolly showed the letter from Frank ' which had been written on Auguat It It had been posted at 11:11 A. M. on the 17th, sn hour and a half after the ; lynchers had thrown him into sn auto ' mobile and started for Marietta. It read : "Oxar" Mr. Connollt i I have your welcome letter of August 9. and I desire to acknowledge also the receipt ot your kind letter of July 10. which I cavme across this morning In looking over some older letters. I sm ever so much bet ter. I em writing ttils at a table In my room aa I sit In a chair. It ie so hot 'and 90 degrees In my room) that I have on only my pajamaa. ' I have gained snd sm raining right along In strength. My appetite Is good anpl I sleep well. I can move my head and neck (In limitations) and this will Improve a. whole lot In the course of a few days. My wound la all healed up ex ept In one little pla.-e where drainage I still obtains. This will be healed in a l few days. In time 1 will be all right 1 eg. in. "I will, however, bear nn ugly scar from it. which can of course lie covered by a collar. "The prlaon orncrals are so kind and sol Itous. I have a guard night and , day. A negro prisoner Ie at the call ) of my dear wife to do the heavy work I This Inst episode referring to tha at tack) Is undoubtedly due indirectly to I Watson. ."Will you please mall Warden J E Smith an autographer copv of your 'The Truth Aobut the Frank CaaeT I know he will aprectate It. He haa been kind I to ma and is certainly a friend. He hates the attack that was made upon , me for sev era! reasons. "With been wishee to you and youra j In which Mrs. Frank joins " Wife Had Premonition. When Mrs Frank, the widow, heard of this letter she exclaimed : "Whore were the guards) that night? I knew something wsa going to happen to Ieo. Where waa that guard thut night " ' To a friend Mrs Frank Hid that she was awakened by the ringing ( a teie phone bel; soon after midnight on the ( nlgiit Fmnk was seixt.l "Instantly I hsd a premonition that I somerhing must hive happened to Leo a rd al- I h id i lea of .i , -hat I something was. I went tn the telephone and asked : " 'Is this something about Leo" "Yes,' the voice answered, 'something has hap pened Soiieho.iv haa come and go Lao, but we think they we:e .his friends' 'No. no. no!- I said: "his friends wouldn t do anything like that.'" Then Mrs Frank broke down and I Oould not resume her story of her ex perience that night. It waa the first t time nhe hid referred to them, and to speak of them brouga-.t on an outhreoK of a ee)iing , Frank's Isst letter to his parents, written on SunMy. the day lefore he was taken from the pr.son. waa given out by his motner yesterday. In it ha told of eating dinner wittt his wife and of gradually learn. ng to walk aa he recovered hla strength. He spoke gratefully of a box of ih'k. and clg ar'te whl- ': had been sent to him by a Mrs. Hein. The letter was signed j "Your devoted son. Leo.'' ments, the careful preparation of everv detail, the cutting ot the telephone and telegraph wires, thus completely isolating the prison from th- outside world, pro vented any expected assistance and en abled the attack to succeed. ' Thene i no provision of law for keeping a miliar? guard over the State farm This would be Impossible under our existing statutes, as the Governor cannot use the military unless the civil authorities first requeat It. ' I would have railed out the militia to aid them "On Monday night the mllltlg would have been called out had the request lieen made In time It seema that the mob went to the pr.son at about 1" o'clock In the night 1 w-..v ,,. .thing of the incurrence until aliout 1 15 Tues'. day morning, when I wis called over the telephone by a rerorter. who stated t me that a mob had taken Frank fi-oni the prison ar.d lynched him some tune 'letween it and 11 o'clock at mght "1 had b en w-orki-g through five davs following the Legislature's i Ijournnirr.t reading and signing hills, and with verv little ceaaitlon. night or 'lay. for the whole nve days and was completely ex hausted Mivirthileai Immediate effort was ma.'e to get : .- mmur-c itlon with ti e Sh r ff of Baldwin county, but the Hneg bung down no information could b obta Red "The Vhsriltl In several counties along the r ule wr eh It was believed the mob was travelling w-re notified to k-ep a sharp lookout for the party The Sheriffs -f Putnam. Morgan. Newton, Rockdale. Fulton and Cobb counties were notified "It is now understood, however, frim tue subsequent events that the party with Frank had pass I north about an hour and a half before the oountv au thorities on the ro.id wen reached.'" PASTORS GO TO MOVIE SCHOOL llliiiiila Pftg Studj riiMtirr la- chlnea nt i ii nip Mrrtlnir. riiu,ii'', Aug A ni"Vie i h'-ol f'.r pa.Tv.r wa opgtllMl to-J;i at the f tjrt -ninth annual MHbo4lt caiv.p nieetltiK at Ketiox. IH- The itrhcnl tf n . hargt f th1 lUv. Jmp - 0 May Th "pupil r- tn at-d t a NictUfi OH th- value nf th mnvien In churfh MfytOii atid then shown th' technuine of thf ma th ne Th cOUIfM ;llo fill fit the pnntOni to riftall mai hirer, tn m.-ikn a proMf te tton of ph tur.-a thruugh the film ev ' liUiiffi Mini to ftprmtt the apparaiUf The whOOl mi i:irtei nt the requ.-j-t t.f the pritstors. many nf whom fiertlre-i lo exhibit pleturcs in their fhurhen. bl uirN ! 'he pr.ifti h! knowledre. ;.v-VkaW. fceUJoridte Field Safety Rrst Vbu can not be pror rly insured unlets you orat iaMy murw4. 'VERPOOL -London -Globe tmganvaca Cevsrs! FIGHT IS ON TO SHOW FRANK CASE FILM Produeers of Pietnre Play Take Step Against Thea tre Lieense Bar. $50,000 SPENT ON DRAMA WhaMher the film ply "The Franh Case" is to be barred from the movie theatres of New York Is to be decided In the Supreme Court aa the result of an erder signed yestrday by Justice Dele hanty directing Oeorge H. Bell, Com missioner of Licenses, to show cause before Juatlce Whltaker on Tuesday why h should not be restrained from revok ing the licenses of theatres displaying "Tlie Frank Case." The suit Is brought by Samuel Q. Edelstein and lleorge K. Rolands, doing l.usineaa as the Rolands Feature Film Company at 11". West Forty-fifth street. The compla HI says the plaintiffs spent I1S.000 In producing the play and ex lect to receive back the expenditure and te make large profits hy selling the right to exhibit the film, moat of which waa expected from Greater New York. Many New York managers had hooked the film, the complaint says, when on July .11 last Commissioner Hell without having seen the film sent word to from 1.600 to 1.100 moving picture licensee that If they exhibited tho film their li censes would be forfeited. These man agera cancelled their contracts. It Is al leged and it has been necessary to lease the Alma elsewhere at unproAtable prices because the success of a Aim In the country and abroad depends on lta aucceea in New York. The i-ompialnt alleges further that the Aim teswhea a "strong moral lesson' and hae bee:, passed on favorably by polio" chiefs and boards of censors In many cities throughout the t'nited States. It la alleged that Commissioner Bell has acted In a "capricious, unreasonable and arbitrary manner.'1 An affidavit hy Edelstein says his firm worked on the scenario of "The Frank Case" for a month and employed ISO parsons. Thee expected to make net profits of at least tSO.OOo. He says that Commissioner Bell sent out an order agaln't the film as "unssllsfac tory" because the National Bosrd of t'ensors In February last condemned the picture "on the ground that It por trays the story of a criminal case now pending tn the courta" Edelstein pointed out that Justice Whltaker. who Is to hear the presented application, decided In a suit brought over the presentation of a Aim play based on the Franco-Prussian war that the National Hoard of Censors was a self-cor.st.tuted bod) "and it is a quea t! On how far it public official charged with exircising official powers on his own Judgment should bare his actum on the opinion of the National Board of c.-nsors." E'lelstejti explains that the story aa shown on the films Is that a discharged superintendent of the pencil factory and a drunken mgro porter wera In a con spiracy to throw suspicion on Lao Frank He refers to the statement of Supreme Court Justice Shearn. who went to Atlanta to investigate the case, that the "Irnsiatible conclusion to lie reached from reviewing the record Is not only hit Frank is Innocent but that the negro is guilty." Edelstein also save . "If It is proper for tic press and public to urge Frank's Innocence and Conl.y s guilt, wh.. la It not proper for us to do so in moving pictures?" The pa pan in the rale were drawn before Frank was lym tied and no men tion is made of that fact. slops i.i. of Frank n laglss IMclares. jACksosvu.i.g. Fie.. Aug 19 When lost ca:-d plCtUrea of I.eo Frank's body hanging from a tree were put on sale here to. day the Mayor immediately stopped th. sale PRIVATE SCHOOLS NEW YORK'S PRIVATE SCHOOLS POB GIRLS 4Ml taitn IIM1 1 III lARMKl) ICHOUL I on UUttVS. silndergaruo to t'ollega. tiradustea lo leal lag c uiieges. iiyiiiuaaltioi sad Tsaaia cftla legue. 421 West leaio ansa H AH.N A Hl M IIIMII. Ol' HOt SKIIOI.il ARTS. '2in W, ;wh at Training for home maker I irenemak.tis. deaisnlng. ralllloery cooking accuunli. Tel. li'J Scbuy. HAMILTON IXSTITXTl FUR (.IKI.4 3l V vnth t Telep 2-.V1H Klv CoiWga I ertlfl'-a'. liomestic h.ieme l.nsus i l-araiiaaea. Heopeua Sept I0UI III. I m I V N( IIIMII l i.i: i un - nasi lad Ave ' iih Si Tel IIMMIver Kindergarten, blenientar) llich Hchool and -olleee Prep. Hna KU'lUSatarr llep-.. TOt'NU MRN AND ROTS. fit MKii SCHOOL I'OK huts Pleltlsnn Waal 143d St. Bora mar remain aitdas uiciiidiug ?ai'r. Study hour Tentui Courta Atnletlc Kield. lalud g to Co. lege IBT IMS si limn L. li. RAT II W Mth St tei a site actouylw 6oys from S tn SO, All Departiueoui e neeae etudi fee beja uadei M. THIMTT at'HOOi. llu-147 Weal Slat streti A (liurrh Use Scheet FUK BOYS Mr.rARPlrNTEK'S (. IIOOL far HOTS in .'12 West Knd Are. Tel. Col. a to The Ilia yaer begiaa Octota-r 4. I9IS Outdoor aaercisea 1 to to 4 all w later UKK.Iir Ht'HOOL. II W. 43l ST. )a llep: .ol New Vort Preparatory school Tborough worh. limited classss. rood fees guoimar leasloe for Sept. KiamLastioae. IIAMII.ION INSIlriTT I'OK IH1TS sue West Knd Ave Tel sslU Klv rOLJJttii PRKPAKATION. Mlf Yss' lieslna Sepi :10th I III Si t kl.KT SCHOOL FOK BOYS Silfi Maiilaon Ave. ReogefM Monday, i ictotier ath Lord llurklei. A.M.. Head MSttSti BERkF.I.KV ( IIIMII. run ihiys tip ST ANIi WEST EVt) A VF I Hum I'RIMAKV TO i ill I H I THIS IHHH IIIRT tri'ttKS I1AII.I A SI'MIAT. lit lis ON HI i)l I M till H IIOOl , 4 Ol.I.er.P. AND CAMP I It' U eg, T SCN. N. T. CITT. DANCING. N1W YORK New York City. r LOUIS H.CHALIF-, .rnJualf Ai.i.ti.ta Imrf'M n.'lrt srhnii The tesiher who loves Ie laach ind Itnewa hew lo leach. Interpretive, aimplified clsaaic. racial and ball, loom dancint. Daily nouns clsaaea, teechert and aiaalsuri Catalog 7 West 42d St., N. V. $10,000 SOUGHT TO CONVICT LYNCHERS Committee Formed Here to Help Bring Leo Flunk s Slayers to Jdatiee, WILL BE XOX-SKi fARUN A number of promirt't - vorK Jews and Christiana alike formed themselves Into . Use help bring Lao Frank's bnche-. - yif tire. mt in the chambers Of I . S. rrt. ward Swann In the Crlfl I j-.. Building yesterday and e t 1 j.,ag, Swann temporary chalrm.tr. They made arrangement. ' - ,p peal for subscriptions t i kdd to the re ward which has bgin offered tot the capture of the lynchers a- 1 ,-vhf evidence of the crime w' -. wli place before the authorities f ci-orgl! Prlvste detectives a d er It vastl. gator will goon be or. their way tl Oeorgla as a rmult of C como ttari activity, and the reward f , - tsa commlttee hopes to ,,ffer will h c,ju to 110,000. It wag ssld yester l.iy t , -. , icon sf, detectives had offer-d their len .t y, the committee gratuitously, if tht cota. mlttee would only sanction t . r ko.iuj to Oeorgla In Its behalf. dasplu ta reKrt that Oeorglans resinl -:,. ing of Northern baspaotigatori Igldore M. Levy, a commtii nir at tha Boaid of Ed c a- - , j.B at the meeting, aiinouncei t .- .,.,. tiona should lie n t Herman a. Mats, former Comptrol-, r nig se lected as hsmporf y treaiurir Levy waa made teniforary Brit vioe. chairman, and others w ho srira rtttM at the. meeting were , Ian Robinsos. Judge Hoger Pry or, ix -Congress ail William S. Bennef and Harry s.f.a;at president of the Kali - 1 Py e- Urt Association, who waa llected -'.i.urafy secretary. Congi saam at. Water Chandler also is a :ne Boer .' ibt .ta inittee. Mr. Levy said the:.- waa present a prominent Epiicop.il clergyman, nbum name he was not at tibtrt) lu Lvuiga ar.d that the comn .. -. a . ;vui Blahop Oreer, the Rev i BJwart a. Young and Judge S iddei ,v .ja to Join in the movement. Wg have refrained from nv.tun some of the most pi e- Hebngg in the estate to act on tht committee," said Mr. Levy. b-caue We u. ;. ; any impuiaiion that thla ttea j going to be Indue:.- : . ... any sectarian motlv-s "We cannot say tdo imphatl ... thai ur object here Is to v. parata .:.. tna Stale of tieorgia s I realixa .- a sovereign S"at.- and Wou 1 r-. ru s on into her affaire The Oovernor vf Cieorgta. howevet. has ata e l Uat ot. ac count of lack of money hi a:, iaiy offer a email reward. "We teal that the whole iuntry ui tt.terested in the result A f i . are if Justice would be a ni..:- w- an i-een criticising Euro;.- '. j; c: a.ty in time of war She Will alwt , citl this lynej..ng as an gi - ol .-: .... happen here In time of t . ght will tell us that people :r. glaaa '.cssg snould not throw itonaa We :. ,-a Georgia will erortge clear ' n ,j In which this hideous cr.ir..- : j m her." When the statement by -j Adler. chairman of the A we w ish Committee, that hi fell ted M decline to work w-.th -.. --.ee was brought to Mr Levy s ai Hi said ' "Tlie American Jewish Committal hat not been asked to pxr'ic patl r. t.ili movement, not because of i ,:ca or that the men of thtl cot e an not appreciative, but be.a'.se com. mlttee wants to keep this mot :, n sectarian." AND ACADEMIES I OR HOI AMI lOlNti Ml NFW KIRK New t ork t it. ii tun ki n i.i i . i. us I I.IOi.i' I . lu ,u ,e,. tat ' year. 75c- fn twri ir . x,v B0i la two wieka are ri.-,i-d r... pupils In the laat Kcgcnta' ilsnu itu Our tunmer scUoul t iariu..v septemher ex a nil We guaraatee to prepve bora ' nsraga ability between lo anl u i.-a.--. .f tat lk llish School in ue year. rail Term beam s.-pi - Ths Uroa-CLAHb. m i 1 1 1 1 1 1 HT kg at Tei. 744 t ui STAVltoKli. ( sna. STAMFORD SftCPARATOP SI .tn 1 1 tint . I iioiiei tti II Xerl rouDtry scbooi t e ivitiaire plan lu.lii In in A. KKII III III I 1 N , 1IIK OlHI- AMI MUM, UlMl. NUIRt 11 tl L. Inu hi. MARY COMKf.i: ( IHKMT. m .loitrph ( o. Ntiirr am- I II 1 1 i -- Complete counct in I tgia I ' and PfvMfOtory Ptpatr U Uou.holJ Artt an A1 for CatAlogna? tddreti I POR HOT II SIXES. EtT tOUK Veil ..rk 1 ii Bookkrrpiaq. Shorthand. Srrre- tirial, fyggw riling, Sstslik. Civil Si rt n i 4 Slrnoljpr Di pjrtmrtili. fiavaud RetglBg sf Ceil or srritg foi Cats) I 123d StkltMt t. Private 4. Schools THF SUN maim i must efficieiit Edui tl Bureau. This t-omplete tgrvice I! absolutely f rgg of chh o i you. .". Accurate ar.d ui ia Infortnatton fivsn to incniireri. This sort ice M ill pr valuable SMU'dllCC lectuiK the proper -for placing your boj In writing give lufftcienl detaila ao that intslli advice can be given SCHOOL - COLLEGE and CAMP BUREAU 150 Nanau St., Net ; .;.r