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THE SUN, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1915.
4 MAYOR ARGUES FOR REFORMED TAX METHODS City Committed to Pay as Von ; Policy, Ke Telli Legislators. JO.XKY TRorBl.ES ABE DUE TO THIS ALONE m Mitchell li" principal i.n before Senator cud nee. U the xtvet Xotk Mils' lafttlat ;. i i( IV OOTTImlllWi toic Villi HIT IT) ItlU tO ill" i: nf taxation 'hut New UU ili-ntiiteiy entered ot ii N it us pollc) MM thai lis present numey I mil if" iMul-i lira due to 'in.- niiil to thlni H MMftad emphetlealiy 'hat II r. teal" these tmirtilei. Will ir permanently, becau by t.tenl api" h city will loin passed thi' 'peak, ot i load" n load dlM to eurs of core- ttm mortfMlnd ":' ,B future. The Mayor t.eked the committee u hrl Mm mi l hip the i lly find new i oaree ot revenue ami la brine, about h iWorntatlon uf prnl met hods oi taxation, notably the personal properly . n-hleitl he called terly bad. He ms administration to the most ,1 . nninny :hruah Its whole ttmt brought tlBttl , ,i i e uMuuiy1 t ike burifi i wini va; ; r ti hilt tu shuvv that At BpltiJ city could practise Inevitably rise each until In 1920 it will 13,000,000 above it uii'i i uttoimbl) he p e- ii "' ' 1 H of .it-- from now I "'i.niiii.iioo. Hut ten the tuvht suuet'ae of I retelling up ' i i." OVer, said the Mayor the ' a v tt in havi .hllsbed itself on ibe soundest ana tin- pejop i -rii es fi mn a" I lw -t ltnancia.1 hasN wll look for budget d the ii'iarter io hOACi Tmu lulliou Ofuj d 'or tit t l' PttllrS Hf Irwrd. t- . us to t le fi I HltlOfl f the res- fpt , Mayor Mltchol at the! ntttsct of hi testimony, "the city had I ifouxi flflj ar IuimU for improve-' . n Hul In the mowboni of the ii Kstimnte rho wrr mombori board it liecnme ln - b!j ;j rni that the dty would I i iu ill - nontttcoriM produolnpr I ? hi n nil ihruugh ltt buditol Instottd - i isou t, winch troif piltns up - 1 i of 19H the (! . OttrtlfOOll of the city found Ku rotaMavn : had been i is ilirood mofiey that low tonna. This mot in tc id. it vroi rtu.i After some Bttldy debt now a difficult we fore- . 'at w ihoUM (tor tl Comptroller need 1 1 to.oon.nno, tiioiiKh: a Bliurii tt'gt- lo.in to provida for this omergoncy oranplrtely was the best way out. Phe bankers .it that time raised the QUeOttOt) j to how long the city was ajo ng to I Bftj yenr bonds After a con-; fete! the Hoard of Kstlmnte decided thai i time hod oome for thf Adoption of u MM Tirrt 11 cy i f pnylrvo for all non-ln- rodticing revenuea I reprovemonta out of At th time that the ed, in September, iin. outst.t ndlng fOf which t been fooued, it waa !',.. is ado: hirf I ma were hr ti lui i i-it yet Ifi di -1 I i rtnaiuv : al nondft, ths. by fifteen yea; "The change fr m th' old bo all to the pa) ii you go plat wai nrmngti d kit tali a i) Kor Iflfi the coft of one- ; 'oui f the nonlhciima producing tnt 01 enta wna tu be Inoiuded In the ' hgtlfx ind thret -fouriha of the c s; ! oai be rtalaed by the serial t da; n .t if coot was to be include) n th i Iget and half v;o to be trot 1 J the .. litis; In 1917 the budget was! ro b i ; threofourtha of the ocvt anti !a lati and thereoiter all -f u. "The eeult will naturally be a ma- ( (trial Increase In tha innit in tlie next two or three years. Hut rafter Ave o. ; Vtars we Khali reach the poaJc of' tha load and p decreoae will be poo slh4e After twontyflve yea is or so . Tease tl ihe iMerest ClUtfgN that 1 tb ctt) would oiherwlaa have hod to ay will balancOi r ajtcrad. the yearly I os --f these nonInooma producing lm j provernt-nta. No mor' aerial bonda Willi bt neceaaary after the authorisations dread) made for 1911 have beem lookod after In 19 SI the List of these t nds , telU l- extlngulahi l. volim f Tnsiinyer. g Inevitable budgetary In ere ibon foi s me years ah. ail I have assume i 10.000,000 a year as the cost of nondncome producing improvementa 1 a : WtH take some years for the lafreeae In Interoot ohargos to babtviice I - sum eventually of course the tax- tyera Bill have saved thltlllSlVSg OOOr i ovw sums In in tercet which would have P ill t cany long term bornols "Tli l-ii.lgft ,,f 191S was lltt.ttl. TS4 " . in t m Incrsgas of 10,000,000 over Bplte of administrative de-: of 1 2,S 00,000, if this decrease I "Hi w.is cut from the Mayors r id bureaus and We Intend to 1 little more out this year. The i arm due to the sinking fund, money rater. winter of heavy : QglCO Ut .1 Igcrta high saoafo nils and largely to uncnlle tibia ' Hi - Hut you must note that the 1 ' K mate has control over Only of this budget. Koi th budget of 1 11 1 the Mayor , "I'l Hoard -'f RstlmatO re adopting all , msana ivallabls to keep the depart-i Wenta ui -if. their control within last 1 - :; roprlatlona An effort Is be-I ic marie to keep down the educational I dpiopriatlon, and it is possible that his e Im successful. Denclancleg in i - will be $2,ooofooo tnotsad of! and the debt service will naterlal Increase becauss of ho ib you go rub, iiut even ho, nf In mo (hat the budget ought ' 0 P . icceed, unless by a very small year a amount, but this will KMvtbs by drastic economy. ront be any Increase if wo j ihi legislation that this city I 0 have nurse the budget can OS cut if .- service. If you want to, ; on In the high schools, if 1 willing to close milk stations' pil Is, ;hi economy Of money Is but it Is not pOSSlblS unless Of 'he city government to of the city is cut down, isi understand that the K Item is the direct State tax, I 1 indcri t .i rni v. ill he 1S,AT5- I - city, That tax will mean Th. :i ; nta Increase In the tax r.ite. I'lipulatlon i no r eggs i nit or. ilo gi o Intend t do and I 1 1 si t .it ive cost tO the s.i me evorj year of our admlnlstra- ' Will do BOtnsthlng never before: l, net SUSS this city has a j Increase yearly of over to ' to -.v.. I do not say It will: I'ossiblo fof us to do thin, but we Roil ir to make efforts to." ths IHI? budl would show an In. f : , thin year' .'f 111,744,00(1. thought. In lttl h IlKureil l h S'lil Mm the s. It, ffa "u over IBID of 111,71,0011 91 -. ha in Incraaa "f MT.lS0,Mo, thought, was liie pe.ik of ..r of the dual lubeay operat rH.'J which I exp..rt. to 00 tlllo Man h, lttl, the Mayor ssld iMlltved the SOtUal investment A.G.VA NDERBIL T, $10,000,000 TOPS PERSONAL TAX LIST Estate of Charles G. Emery, $4,000,000, Is Second; That of J. Pierpont Morgan, $3,600,000, Third Five Estates at $2,000,000. The personal estate of Alfred 0, Van- derbllt, who died on the Lualtanla, i assessed for lin.oou.ooo on the tenta- tlve rolls of the Tax Department for' IMI, t.nt yetir Mr. V.inderbllt was assessed for only 150,000. The total tentative assessment of ea- tatcs on their personal property ns re- i veuled by the books of the T:i Hoard la 2,non,oon. The tentative, total ot I last year's assessments, made for th's year, was $si:',ooo,i)i)o. fl the case of estates there is no such enormous in crease as was applied to the pensomlty I of Individual! and corporation. Thi Alfred ii. Vanderlillt iissessinent Is far and aw.is the largest. The es- j tate of Chart et rj. Bmary is second, ertth i4,noo,oon; that of ,i. Ptorponl Morgan Ihlrd. with i3.dnn.iioo; that of j Joseph Mllbank fourtil, with 13,0011,0110. I The estates aaOtSBtd for ll.OOO.OO0 aple e arc those of Mar) Hell. Samuel Thorne, I lirace II limine, l..mra S ltock'feller, wife of John Ii. Itotkefeller, and ileorKe , II. Sloan I. ist yeir Alfred (V Vatiderbllt paid without protest a tax on all the personal property he was assessed for, 150,000. Now that his will has been probate 1 the Tax Commissioners are Itetter ab'.e to appraise the true value of the prop- erty than they were a year niro. On the tax mils legatees are us ! srsscd Individually, and In many cases the same personal property Is charged 1 to the estates of which they are liene i flClarlei, Of course there Is no double taxation, for If it developed that an i estate has lieen distributed, the sta'e assessment Is can elled anil the deut rnenl taxes only the Individual legatees. Among the Individuals who are down for n IS.ttott.ooo RMMsWHt t present is Maraarret ElMrOOn Vanderhllt. widow of Alfred (t. Vanderhlll Kstates Aft-s-sed as such last year which h ive since heen ftnn 11 y distrbuted are no. DOW on t he hooks. All the Sln ht tOfl estates now assessed for tftft,000 or more, with the CSCOpttOn of those alnady named, are In the following list ; ai.Mfl.ooo. A-unr. John .t tjTlcaolaf otonle n trustea tor MadHlns T F. Aator, H.o.oW; Made luirs T F Astor a suartlian for John J. AM or. Infant. IM9.IN1 Croesnian. Oeorfv W Watsoni Annie D. ROPpert. JaiHib iTOBt Brsyton Lattanbort) AOMlla. gl.oon.noo. Tutting. Marlon Cole William W Dm k. Willmm Bayne, Daniel k Iiei. Frrth ri-k Leslie, Hre, Frank Frazil. Hi i man Heye Mine A Harris, William k t.OM McMurty. Qeoffe ti plant. Ait-en Shults John H lloona. Wiitism ii Smith. Janifa U mith. Anna F. Merle, Lady Rosalie Malvina For !. John H llirr. IVter Mart. Benjsmln Hamilton. Adelaide llpye Charleii F O ! .'i ... . . . 7Ti.lSHI e.f.'O ttrut lor Mane ', fOd.aai ! ii wismpasnsi Wallace. Allen Ei'kert. Thomas T Lewis Prgtv F Hearn. Oeori i a Hactfin. JnniM n Bowdotn. Juba O.. Brownings John ii Moorr Caartes a Dai a geld, Francis Iioremu. Robert P Baler, Prederk h PaiVO, James C LanOon, Oeoree l park, William a Ptsh Marian t Ploraehelni, Herman a Blnateln. Beniamln F Bltlterflsld Juba I. .. Hoffmann Philip Hubbanl Thome H Kemp. Bdward Lyon John l Moore. Harrison R Prow n Aiwnstus C K'semaii tiustav F pal Bone. John R . . Harper, Caroline s. Powell, Wlleon M Putnam Heoey W.. ... Rawlteer, ilmon HnberUon .blbus Ralney W J MeretUnfi F.har Hammai he? Oharlee W Vwi'll Barton Idenhurj Quatai us linker, Henry C Too.oi) I iv.niin V 4M , Vs. (Vb. Lvaxaoo l :e" rtnn VO.fVO 1 .--"' I :,onf dW.iXl Mg.ean , iiTO.'M' 1 fiet.aoo SM.eoo i SI I.Otat ram ore r(o,ooo rtm,tssi - BnB.om Vin.ii,. I on m .'el'I.IB'fl ;.no . i '.""i.'dsi j i Tss.oi EUta,oee I UQ.eOD I Boo.onn ' BM.OfBi j Mtt.OnQ 190,000 of the dty flnn.oiui m subway,. oui.i bs IMS.- 'I think we ire golnni to And the octal . ost materially Increased over ths esti mated cost." ho said And he added that he was not ope of those who lie llewa the city will soon receive a profit trom subway operation. Then ho np nenled ta tho -ommittee to help the city if it could. If this committee should be Ulxibls to find new sources of taxation ihe budget increase would have to come out of New York city rial estOtO would it not" asked the chairman, flenntor Mills, The Mayor said it would, and than Senator Mill! asked if WOW York realty could stand It. "It cannot." WOO the Mayor'i quick, . ntnhatlc repl) The pergonal tax he condemned utterly had. In qultahle. unworkable. with n rata almost confiscatory and a machinery of aiogiimonl and collec tion moot difficult to operate. Hut so long i's It is g statute we must try to enforce it." he concluded. William P. Boone, auditor 10 Deputy State Comptroller Hoardmnn. gave many figures at thO morning session to ghuW that New- York State Is now bankrupt and faces n condition of COntlnulltu bnnkrUptC) for the next five years at ajiy rate. Mr. Koone had not figured out probabilities beyond 1!20. URGES SPECIAL SESSION. I.I, in, i.. hlln inn Sl.i.ul.l it. inn I the lllrr.'t Tm. iiianv, Oet. I. In a Higneil state maal to-night es-(5ov Ulynn says that in relieve the hurden of the Slate's tx- pii yen apaclal iiuv. vvniiraati ouajm iu eai. taaalen of 'he Laglala litre ami Ibe direct tax of :n,niin,nno. or: repeal mi most of It, whlih the States honks, i dosed October 1 BhOS to he all un. nMiarv Inirdeii. "New York Is groaning under a heavy load of luxation, said Mr. dlynn The flauren for the flsrsl year i losing OotOber show that i.ov. Whitman run lighten this load It he will forego his determina tion to roll up a big surplus this year for the purpose of avoiding any direct g,g In 111! as a vote eai.'hlug earn ualgr) slogan and eall a special session I of the Legislature to repeal the heavy : direct tax or u large part of It. liov Whitman can relieve Ihe lax-: payers if he will. "He can call B Special session of the I Legislature to repeal this O'ltrQgeOUi dl le. t tax -or u large part of It without j Injuring the welfare of the State or I hampering 'ts proper functions, pro-: vld. d he will forget polltlcul advantage , mid consider the ruse of the taxpayer-, of New York State." I'niM.I MSVSI tllksdn I ri.nulii. ! Hum k, net r,.--Mgr. retrelll. Apos. tollc llelckHle to the Philippines, will he h official represent it Ive of Pop Benedict st the coronal bin of Kmneror Yoshlhito of Japan on November 10. He will be th liearer of an autograph letter from th Pope to the Kmperor. Gans John H Orator, Chartea H-SS! I May cisrs S ro.rssi Jar. William 5V ' Wrlht, t. Hood I Bliss. Catherine A M.onn . Collins. William O fioo.noo Relnaburt. Isabella MO.onn ; DstIs. Theodore M $4S0.noo I Lancelot. Jacob 413. MM Pinrhot. Mary K . Mlluken. James SSq.esa i Orr. Alexander E S40.00U Hre. Marie A trust tor Mrtr II Clrinmniti IM.IN Hr'. M nr1v A i trust for PffOTli i Hryp i Hunu'li. Atvmund Mfji i Kdunr J HttrrlMm, Mary Hurtnn.. HtmpoM llrrnuri C Rainihnuvlllc. Kint-nc tlf Ilmwn. Anno D Mflr AilVUM Rui'fwrl. J.i"'- lruit for Anna Hup 3M.MA M0.90I1 HI.0M rtlS.ltOO sno.to .Tmi.iKdi -lro.' it'i.' ; J-VA- ui fj WU-"MU n: r r w T rr. m Ruptfrt. Jax-titi itruat for ome K Rupptrti yw.ooo ( iiu'i"Ti iiiiuu nniai lliaiBMl Si leek RupMTl, Jncoh 'trust for Anna H ! -haik t ... fowlea (manaa F Seasoni-ootl, tresis Simpson Anvel J Smith. Helen McOraw. . Curry. Jamea A Ralhtmnr. Robert E Oshlrmky. Joseph Winston. May H Youttk Lillian M Sheldon. Charles L Rlyrn lansc Chapin, Henry R tehw araw aider , Henry. Rryee. Stewnrl M Qwterman, Franklin Ifio.non IWi.OOO S)SI.(IHl nnn twin 10fi.(rOO I .Ksl IXH SWl.WlO .ton ..sV mt.eai .T4) rtftfl :-.oc ste.osn LfiO.oeO Ji'HIU yfia.wo ga,afa Mo.eM itoft ;.v rsv) sM.aeti gt,0M 2io cfl M.01I nuiniu". nnio J l-na--- William M ' Cutter, Henry T Mtflletta, Harry W . Loeenfeld, Plneue The ! toed, Oeorae w iiowni. gooooek Burr, H el ant hen. Jr Harriott. Mary A Foiom. Oeortfs w. Oelehenen. w H Hammond. Mary Ih.ton Hulton. Hun. t! Marlowe. Henry it Phyfe. William H Posilewaite. Sally T Wright. John H Thom peon, Ferris Hush. Sarah M Caiman. Kmrna . Heneh t. Marie M Rauvier. Alesine K Raanhndi:- Anna M Bryee, Clara Hwicht Julia I. Werthetmer. ib" jamm Farreliy, Kb sabot h K Ovden, Clara F. (rnx John C. . . Alien. Dudley P.... KiKsam. S H . . leOWsrre, Thoma- H... Mandetbanm. Leitpold Martinex. M R Maeaey, Oeorge Mease role, K A Miller Tobias sta.Mi i SM,OvO I :.-. oi o at, 9m 3ft ' rati j.ii.nt.i tts.eoe 3M.0OO .;.. J)n.0i ...... J.in . jti ,vn . JU'J ........ .nnn aa.ond I .011.(.1 iMi.aN to, no I Qitai'ienhuh Lambert S. .., ' ".OS 1 I Mantant. Ittlef A I orvis. Charles K I Ppabotly (J. orte l j Freer, Catherine J Piatt. James I) Reed. Frauds C. ! Rhl lander. Laura H i S'hermerhorn Julia M , ' ftrez. John D 310,000 ; ego j" .ftOJ ina.eaQ iron ajMM I0B.OQQ 3no,one m,reo gJ0,tNM ne.ias. , .os 11M.0 S) M.eaa lISl.tsTil m.rrti sm.oaa loe.Otin JflO.ftiSI ib BAQ lQii,afyi gMl.flHi JWl. t gat ami An.tvai gto,aAa IS) . rsi gMi.rsjn jnn nan gA.fllHl grsi ini go.oon i 11,000 go,oao 100.000 lOO.oi ro ou,noo fBJO.OOll ni,onii gw.oon rvsi.noo gn.oiai :t x ono Starluht. Marks ituraea, Barih s s Knight, Sarah A Wood, Phi hp M Wolleemutn. Meyer .1 gchula, Kmlie Marshall. Caroline V. Moses. Maurice Dode QraOB H trust for Mary H Dodge i AiMie Helen K Parker. Jimci H fleiantfiurl. y Argamonto Q Maker. Memn L Haler. Mary C 9 Saul. Julius Sontt. William . Crooln, Cornellufl f Seaman, Bj bert i) Andllaon Mai c Brown Cane I Ilia Sarah R my, .billies H Trev-y Benamln F oooda in James j Ooodman Fluat Oultermail. Ittisie i(:i Hwanl st John Heiier Hsrtha Hewitt. Alfred D Ireland John B I sua'. Pauline Jacobs, bertha Keller Adam Kernoehan, Bllva I Mi'Klm, Susan s Brown, Thomas it Johnaton Walter s Adams Julia II Coweil, Charles A MANY CITY OFFICIALS ESCAPE. ph id Thousniiiis. early re Not on Ibe 1. 1st. n Inspect I ori of ths pergonal tax books shown that many City and county OtflclolS and JttOttCOS Of the HUpromO ' urt, all receiving KOOd ssilarles, are not listed m nsseised fnr taxation. The omissions from the Hot, with salaries, include i Uevor Mltrhel. 111,009 thvir District Attorney Perkins ! Chairman Bdward R MeCall i.f the IMh- M gervb-e c m mission, 115.000 Comptroller Prendergaat, $i ..ooo it y 'bam hi rla In Henrv Uruere, II 3,001 gjiesig Qrlfenhsgsa, i - .ooo. salary and feu water i'. .mini .'li i B. v ii k III ii"" Regteter John .1 Hopper, t!-'."00 Assist i-r i 'orpor i inn I'nunsei Charl n i lien. I irf, t n.ooo gcperinlendent ot Bel I, William Maxwell. Iiii.omi Superlnteniteni "f Nehool flulldlngai C .1 Snyder, lin.ouii. ndef .". ru aurrogate'a rourt. John McCooer, ,000. City Clark P .1 Beully, l fion Tax Commlaaloner white. fT.r.oo Tj Cnmmtaalonar Kline, tT.jno liridK'1 Commlsatoner ICrai'ke, tT.'.ou Borough Praal.lani Murks. 17.500, pjn rough Prealdenl Pounda. 17.500. public WorHa Commissioner Voorhla '..000. I'.nk Commlaaloner ina-ersoii, $;.,ono. ! 'H Serrica Commlaaloner Jamas, IfigOOO. : Blaetlon Commlaaloner Uvlnga 15,000. . supr-me I'mir: Jut4eaa Slaaehar.1, Rn ' hahtn. Ehtvla, DelehantXi Donnllr, tnisr" Rrhmgar, Ford, Oavagan. Ooff, Qrenbuiim. (luy. Heti.lrlrk. Sew lierK'-r. Pntleon. j t-r.ili.ln. Ptittaak and siie.irn. II". son each BorouiTh President Qaorge McAneny. aaiey1 l"1.'"". imis aaaeaaod for M.inO; Tax PomtnlaSoner Shipley, aalery Ifi.mt". naarrai il for i.,.ioo : Rnclnear iwi of the Hoard of Ratlmate, sal.iry 1 1,000, 1 ass. -seil for 41 0...00 : I'ounty Clerk! Schneider, salary 116,000, who is alsni a manufacturer, aawaaad on 1110,000, Supreme Court Juatlco Otark is (laaeasad i, ml ...... SI. a I ..... ... lou,!.' , .III . I Hijur on 15,000, It was noted also that Charles I- Murphy, leader of Tammany Hall, is down fo" a person;,! pr party assess ment of r. . 0 0 . . . TRUCE IN THE KELLY CASE. Mother n ml llmnhliT Muapen.l Hoatllltlo reiKiina Daela Dleoree. Mr,, Helm M Kelly toik no vlslhle measuri'H yesterday to prevent the mat - : liage nf Iter daughter Kugenlu to Al J. Ihivls. There were minors of more argu mentS between mother and daughter, but ! John F. Mclntyre. attorney for Mrs. Kelly, said he bad received no Instruc Hons '" mak any move ao-alnst the glil I it is resjsfded si imssihie, however, that th. re may be development within II few .lays. Mr Mclntyre and Mrs. Kelly have agreed that as Mrs. Amy IhivlN cannot get a final decree of divorce baforu November no deolsive aol is nec-1 I'llal'V until ghoul the time th tlnal de ciee shall Issue MISS Kelly went out as usual yrsler- I day, and between the door of her homo unit a waiting tiixlcuh she iniiile a few snappy lemurks alsiut her lov Mrs Kelly refused to be aeen. TAXES SWORN OFF TO BE KEPT SECRET Com in IntoBCffl liccitlc to (live Out Xo NMRM of Citizens Protesting. Pt'BLICITY CALLED BAD Ttif seven OotlUnlNtOMTfl of TlIM i ;ind sofo!iirn!H 'I.m-i dfil j rMrrdny afternoon by unantmouii vote that no j Infvirnmtton ahull le ffiven out concern- , iiiv Die plan. (nations t taxaera who feel :tKrN- -l by the tentative MNMtd ! vnluatiom MfM nira.nBt their Mrnon:il ' , property and .srek I'l have the valuations coi tei teij. HtMu'eforth, thcrt'fore, none of N)t (atarotnlMtOMFI or thflr ftMlttMUi w Ml inuke puhio' the total reduction all wed during- a day's work, nor will the In any circu i wtanres RMUIfl knmMi the name of Mi Mimrlevtsl Individual 1 HotaM ...r ,. a etatP i,.u MaMMianl i RppllM for a reduction The b-im uim UK mmm m The boarrt taktu this Kround on the iMOfjr thiU at Unws It nmy te rtn- irrMtlMi for u IntflvMwU to havt his iersonal business affairs heraltltyl I hriadcut and points to 1 1' treatment 1 of income tax returns, whlrh are held gbgolutely oontldentlal by the fJOVefA" ment idllcers, as a model f procedure Vhn the work if tnWTejOtlng and re- i vising the OsmeggtlMflt Is completed Oil HVbruai y 1 thf bOgTd will mak PttbllO the result, but until then Infoi ivitiou ' OUflOernlng the aptaiances of aggrieved : taxpayers and the OOMtlMtOttl f the' la anl will be kept secret, so far as the toiimils.loners are concerned. Tin board ha? lieen muoh in t. e pUbtlC ee since It Jumied the (eti'tatho per-, sonai property AfeoBRmnti f r tttl to MT04(t0t,MI from th- Aotttal aes tiff merit of ll T,l 7 9.000 for 191ft, but none. of the t'tru mnlgonorg would gdntH thot the order of censorship In these times of tax warfare Influenced the HI In their action. lllrhel for I'ul.lt.lO. Askiil what he thought of the unlet thoug-ht of the Mayor Miturel ald : "I SUUDoee th Tax Dapartmant bm tired of awina Ita day's bualnoai spread out In the new s-1 )kih rs. It Is their business very much l hair buatnaaa, Parsonally 1 have no object km In any jiubtlcatlon." The Mayor tald he did ii"t know the, board Intended to take such action. "We thought it bad taste to i?le nit; the namsi of pcopla who come btfora ue,' ! said I..1W.1111 Purdv, president of the board "A lot of them don't like to I nave their private huxlne made pui'-i lie. Neither will the total reductions for the day be made public The as- Mrsinentl are not fln.il until the iHioan are iluatd. When ara ..mipiete the work in February w win then o-ive ut th. I hi I always felt that it fgM1 give out thi inform itton. ut lrofore st a board ti agrr.e until this pear." rlK.it to 1 nev. r i'!i me tne reaaon erhtcH poaalbly influenced 'the Commloatoneri In refuging to make i public the amount of i di ' reduction in tentative aaeeoanienta may be found! In the followlna statement that was , issued hy the Umrd as a whole: "The published mkui e purporting to show that only r vory entail percentage of the tentative asresstiVTit hi hern held are Rltaleadlng and throw no trust worthy light "n the tlnal rooUlt, I This la an allusion t. the first dgya gweg - inpr out whh'h caused a tentatve aeoeeo ment ff tagO0vTO0 to dwindle to g,T00. No linrssnnrk lloTeil. 'The deparmemt Is taking nothing for; granted, but is exercising every precau Hon to make certain. Hist, that no one ' bi overassessed second, that the city ! 's not defrauded, and, finally, what is most Important of ill, to see that no Uncollectible taxes are pUI upon the lolls There will Is- no Inflation and , no padding of tax rolls if the Tax Board can help it. 'All itersoni entitled to reduction of i an assessment should apply as soon as possible i Late ranters may be kept j waiting and waste time, beatdeo ImpOO I I ing nn undue burden on the depot t-1 ; ment ' There was no unusual rush to "sw ir I i off" yesterday, although the number! I who an ught corrections of their assess- ' menta between a m and I P M slightly exceeded the number of callers on Monday, men tnerc were sixty-nv aggnex en ones, Innn hflh-k'nl lit I nbrrsll). pgKitf, Oct. President Yuan Hhlhs kg. has given IS.000 for extension of the educational programme of Pekm Cm. verslty His sift "Was interpreted ;i- manifesting his appreciation of the work done by ths Methodist Rplscopal Board f Missions at the institution. Timely m jj II II The mercantile and industrial as well as the financial interests of this country are in enjoy ment of unusual and important experiences, such as sometimes make a man and often mark the growth of a nation, politically as well as com mercially. We are shouldered with burdens and responsi bilities new to us that require not only material and physical strength, which we have, but also moral strength and mental breadth. We are bankers and department store for the world at this time. We have reached man's estate, com mercially, financially and industrially, and it behooves us to bear ourselves like men. We must put aside childish fears, traditions and prejudices. We have always been seeking the prestige and power that have come to us, and now that we have them let us demonstrate that we know how to use them. Let us look ahead and be prepared in every way to retain the dis tinguished position we have gained. The Harriman National Bank believes that this attitude will meet with the approbation of all thoughtful men and women. It is assumed by the bank in a liberal spirit of willingness to fully share in the responsibilities, and, as a public institution, to extend its aid and friendly advice whenever and wherever it consistently can. ASKING HOURS 0M I M. TO I M. SAFE DEPOSIT VAULTS I A. M. TO MIDNIGHT HARRIMAN NATIONAL BANK FIFTH AVENUE AND 44th ST.. NEW YORK GLYNN'S ALL WRONG SAYS COMPTROLLER Citfiires mi State Treasury Con ditions IHstorteil, Says Statement. ERRORS" POINTED OCT AiriANT. Oct. fl tv.xurl from the offlt to-da In Til fwlowim wfti j Utt romptrolU-r'n I RflnW9f to ex-tlov. tSlynn'n orlticNm of thn flnnnclal nrtivi ties of thnt Cffllci ! "Tl t, -it cm nt isMieii by xov. Olynn concfrnlnK the flnnnrtal IraflMO Hons which of the State for the fiscal year cloned September 30, IBIS not only contains mendacious charges against the financial otflccis uf the State but also Includes so mar y Inaccuracies and distortions of figures that It mlsrep tveents the condition of the treaaury. "It Ih represented In the statement Of ex-Uov. (Itynn that an effort was made' by the Comptroller and Treasurer so to manipulate the tr.uiHactlons at the I close of the fiscal year that the bslance j sheet Byotttd show a deficit in the gen eral fund. This charge Is as ridiculous 1 ua It Is mallctOUsly and deliberately i false. Not a single payment made on October 1 was charged ns of Septem ber 30. "On the other hand moneys received j by the Comptroller and Treasurer on October 1. aggregating $1 .207,22.1 24, were credited to the preceding fiscal i year because they were actually received! b State officer? during the month of, September an 1 were therefore applicable of the receipts of the hist fiscal year. vhtiii. Fnlr Method. "if there had been any purpose to de- reive the public with reference to the I condition of the treaaury at the close of j the last fiscal year, would not this j money have boon deposited to the credit i of the preoent fiscal yegr( which irould , ; have heen technical! COflOCti Inasmuch; as the money was not received Into the I treaaurj until the preaent fiscal year? "While as before stated no moneys 1 jdlaburaed ilnct Pteptember nn hnve boon charged Into the last nacal yegr( pay- menta Which have been made since that ! time were upon ObllgOtlOni created In the last Aacal year 'Kor the purpose of eonfuslna the pUbtlfl mind bank balance other than I those of t he general fund have heen 1 dei the rat sly used m ex-' low QlyntVs I statement and compared witn balances' of the Keiiei.il fund It is asserted that ' a bank balance of I lS.ISM4S.il ai of: October I tgai converted into a hook balance if Mt.SKf.fS&, and the Implica tion is put forward that the difference between those two amounts -or abOUt 1 ISO.OOfl.OOO -represents the gggfegatl expenditures for the day, which were charged Into the past year. "Such an Implication t evidence ! either of a woful disregard of truth or of t an oven more lamentable Ignorance on the part of a man whose connection with , the financial departments of the State had given him someth llg of a reputation public financier. Tomi r n Honors. "Mr. Dlynn knOWS. or ought tO know, that the amount of HS.SSf ,St 2.11 shown! In the Treasurer's Statement of bank) balances ts the aggregate of alt of tlie moneys which were In the general fund, j the highway fund, the common school fund. In fact all the funds except those , applicable to canal purposes and the military record fund. "Instead of making an effort to inflate ths expenditures so as to reduce the cash balance at the close of the flsr;ii I year, the Comptrollers officii put forth on unusual and unprecedented effort dur ing the rlosh g dayi of the last Aacal year to take tn moneys, not with any) idea as o th- 1 effect upon the cash br lance nn -cipher 1. but because the rendition of the treasury) as i result of the Ulynn administration's flnan iai I errors, hid been so Impoverished that the moneys were needed. "Tin- New York office ..f the COmptrob ler w is kept opei night after night and; imetlmea until midnight for the purpose) of collecting taxes on secured debts ThV i'i itself should be S BUftlclsnt refutation, of the chat go th.it an attempt Was made i i depress the cash balance. "Ths actual recelpti Into the general fund during ths last fiscal year. Includ ing a transfer from the Canal fund, were I4S.791.304.S3. Rgcltislvs of the Cgf.nl fumt transfer of M. 714,304. 74, the j receipts were $42,077,000.09 In the s- , tlmate of revenuea made by the Glynn administration, which amounted to $t.- 100,700.00, no account was taken of such a transfer. "In in attempt to show a surplus rather than an antual deficit exQov. tllynn has added to the balance actually tn ths TreaOUry the balance of the' amounts whti'ii had bee-:, advanced for Topics "1: CHOOSI 414 AND SAFETY The eipenae and Ion ot time often attached to making Infest menu reduce materially their earning capacity. If you are holding your money In the hope of getting higher rate later on we advise you to In vest it now at current rates. A possible higher rate to be ob tained will not compensate you for the Interest which you will lose by waiting. Our tai esempt guaranter.1 first mortgage certificates yield 4Vi income clear, and, what to alas important, you can Inrest without eipenae any amount at any time. No Investor hmi mm est m Mlar Capital a Surplus, $10,000,000 no v war. T, 1 7a aaaM m. SM hisSj St, Jatca. Bur canal. .State II -pinl. highway mainte nance ami puMtrfi w rks imrposes, aa: gregiitlng. as he assert. 1 1, 110,900, "Mr. Mlynn must Ik aware that in Introducing this slemettht he is resorttng tO subterfuge In order t u show n sui plus. It Is worthy of note that th- esti- mate, made hy the trlnn admlt.-'stra t lOfl of the coi.tlltlon of the Treasur It the 4Jose of the fi-. nl eiir inOOO Ne.pt enher 80, lttl, was a surplus of S,lT4KSfi.Sft. instead f this We have a dell, -it of S2. Tin. 176 4,1. .r a difforene of SS.r.S.V- Otl.Ti axainst the QHytm estimate, Kurthisiiiore rhis dl (fere nee would be much larger wre it not that the reoetpti for the mtffth ff Septrmler were swelled enormously by the revenues from stamps on stock transfers and secured dtbl ex emptions. These IWU items alone f-r the mi mlh of He t ember aggregate 1,S0T,S7I 14." CHARLTON TRIAL DELAYED. Its oimsfl Neeka Hrrnnl of lopa nn tmrrlesn Wife. Coaco, tJt:t. o. -Porter Charlton. t ii. I lie ycung American charged with wtfs mur der, was arraigned for trial here to-da. Tlio hearing whs taken up with routine Tin prisoner was brought into court by i guard f carablnlerl and was placed In an If on barred dock Charlton, who is the son of ex-j ttdgt Paul rhaiiton nf the Porto Mean court, ts accused of murdering his wife, who b -f(.r- her marriage wg i Miss .Mary coii or Nan irancisco, nve yesrs ago I ikf Pomo On motion of counsel for the defence adjournment was taken to Nctober 1 1, that he might make an examination of the record of the autopsy on the body of Mrs Charlton and otherwise prepare his case FEARS JEWISH CONFERENCE. HrnndelR Tells llarlrni l ea de m It i W ualii Prevent t nlty. Loud D. Brands Is of Boston in the I school room of Temple Israel last night ! told the Jewish leaders of Harb in that the conference called for Washington on ! October 24 next tO consider the Jewish , problem of the world and how American jewo can neip to soivo it wiu prove oan genius i ersian nm'rrwa n li n might prevent Jewish Unity, he sitd unity Is absolutely essential at "his time. Ixmls Marshall nf this city is chair man of the American Jewish committee which has called the conference, and the leader of th conference plan Is Hr. Cyrus Adb r of Philadelphia. Another meeting "f Jewish lenders Will he held In this City within a week In an effort to bring Jeas r differing views together. Mr. Brandeis favors s Jewish congress, i : POISON PEN DRIVES WOMAN TO SUICIDE Mr. Carl Sell in id I and Little Son hit !v (ins in Hotel Wellington. ;: liKTTKI BXPfiATNB ACT tiip bodlaa "f Mr 'ari S. Schmidt) lf nf n rommlssion insn'hant. nnl hsr en, t'uri ii'iiisrt. s yean iii, wor? fossl ysstsnl morning In beflPOOffl of th lloii'l Wetllnntiin. In H.'Vrnth avsnue b-twt.c-ii Klfty-flflh imtl Kifly-slxlh stresls. The lioy Plaipail In one :irin nn l" rifle OlM iirm nf ht fflOtlMf wus arouml him nn hc lai1 hMl 4oW1tWSSI on tin i.c.i. Both war in thnr niRiit ctothas, Ttit'ee 1; iv Jets Hrm OPSti, lraliif no ii". Ilit us tn thf in. inn..' In whlr-h both hiiil illwl. I'or'iiier liionlan jironoun.'Sil the double tr.itely hotnli'lile anil kuI'-WIs. Th- tSptatiatlon for the affair came In a dramatic manner about 4 :St) o'clock yattenlay afternoon. The husband sat at the slite of the beil on which his wife nml child lay, lib. head bowed In his hands. Near by was I'oroner Hlonlan, who In the presence of th . opened a blank envelope woman's satchel hushaml ha found In Ihe Among the missives In the snirOlopg ; was an anonymous lett r. It was dated September In and w is addressed to Mrs. j Schmidt in Shoholu, I'a , w here she had 1 been spending part of the summer with i her son. The Coroner read the letter I silently-- he had previously caused the hush iii'l to translate letters In lieiman i which .Mr. Schmidt had written to his I wife. Then he handed the letter to Mr. ! Schmidt. N When Mr. RcbmiUt had read it he sank back In Mis chat I and burst Into tears. There was no doubt that the OOntontS of the letter bad drlVSfl the woman to end tier life and that of the boy. The for 1 oner went to the bed snd lifting the ; b hoots thnt covered the bodies said 1 "Now you see why thts has happened and why she did it. You sec what a ; lying tongue can do." Then the Coroner Stepped to the Fide I of the husband, and gr.tsping his hand said : j "Tins letter ihall remain oonfldentlal, I doom it a matter of honor to keep from j the public nn anonymous btter of this j Character, It is indeed a pity that she Pmk the Inoy with her." Thank you." si Id Mr Schmidt. I wringing the Coroner s hand ' hi, If he had Been rne this would not have nappeneo, i couto navs explained everything. I did not know that a woman could w rite such a b tter as this." Mrs Sfhmidt with her husband and son lived for a time In Harperley Hall, i West gixty -fourth street. She spent the greater part of The summer In Sho- hols and came to this city on Monday night, but her husband did not know of their arrival Mrs. Schmidt and the boy registered at the W'eelltngton about 11 o'clock, Nothing more was beard of them, but yesterday morning gas was smellrd and was triced to the suite oc cupied by Mrs. Hchmldt, when the bodies were found. Mr. Schmidt, who has an office in I the Woolworth Building, told the Cor oner he Visited bis wife three WCOkS BOO. rid I lie also LMe an ;iccount of lits life for the last fifteen years. He is (let-man born and has been 'engaged tn business here, ir. ilermany and Mexico for ft ft -en years. He returned to thin countiy from Oermany a year fj . last May and brought his wife and hoy hack last No vember Mrs Schmidt was a sister of Df VYIlhelm stem f 1 80 Ash ford street, Hast New York I 'r S t n refused to discuss the t raged) Gas Heating to Your Rescue THERE is no need for you to be uncomfort able on account of the cool mornings or evenings. A cold contracted now may bother you for months. A Gas Heater or Gas Steam Radiator will warm your Home, Office, Store or Factory. The heat from either is distributed in the lower part of the room where you want it. A Gas Heater or Radiator has been designed to meet your requirements. Gives you the heat required Uses very little gas. Prices $1.50 and upwards "Tkc Right Way is thf Gas Hay" Consolidated Gas Company of New York GEO. B. CORTELYOU, President As we journey through life agoad drink helps Immeasurably Stout ON IIB.M IIIIT AMD IN IIOTTI.K- r.ood Reatauranla. ('area anil Dealer. OSBORNE GUEST OF RELEASED PRISONERS Twpniv-fivp siim Nlnit anil A ti burn Mm Hosts of Wjirdcn i t)lnnor Thomas Mott Osbome, W.lHi I f-f Sing Sing prison, w is the gin st of bono last night at a dinner in the Park Ave nttO Hotel, given by twenty-fl. re. as tl inmates of Auburn and Sing Sing pre Oftg, who have found a fresh start It life and work possible aft cha rge it wao a private parM tlu Ir Ti invited and attended henbl ll tudgo Witham if, Wadbam Btagg wiiitin. rhalrman ol tin W'trdet I r N lecutlvi committee of the Mot Ion. I i 'omm'iab n on Prisons a ml Prison Labor : Adolph liSWlsohn, president of thf commission, and J, r Sears, secretary o the Y t eg Men s Republican Club, Impromptu addresses followed a sim ple, meal. Most of the men had served while Mr. OaborUi was warden of Situ: Sing. A few have been p A . ru at the time when he served his Week IbeP us Tom Brown, Not a few had gra hair, and all. It was mulct stood, wen . mplo ed in stead; wot k. Thi dlnip-r was given to show th w.irften thai I ' ii VtOtN under IPs treat I tl Hi wee not broken when pv : were .vlensej, PRISON FAVORITISM CHARGED. Ill.'rl.l..nll..n In rtlnl.i.,eMt I. leHe.l I,. Welfare l.enuner.. OaaiMimi, x v.. st B. OharilnR tint frt.oritii.in L-ntii shown in pun lahmentfl m.tnliarii ,f ihv Mutual tVal fara i'aitue ui Hlng ss.-k. ,t aas Isafttrd tosuay, nr.. tip in nrma Is tauaa i. iv. BUI Myere, im arng Implleatad In tiie rerelit lirlsnn I on.lal, tins lieeii I. i ,-t nf his pell ami affaln ha the run ol tn. l.lu.'e. RUTurtfl of Kllhu fhurcli, ths ,n-w deputy. io aupprrsa Myers have fallen fl it. tsm.li rallAnle soui ces n retMnied tha: O. K. Rill, the efflclencj etialn ,r if the leacue nml star n1aoner. arouhl not rest his ease with Justice Willi. nn win lett and other meiulu i- of thi mum .1 inuti, but apliealed to Wnrden 'I iiuiiiri Mott Oabnme BUI nai Immediate),, r. leased from confinement, though everal others lii.-'Ufl In the sr-aii'l r aerv keit In thi - cell. Monk Prci'dmnn. the aana"!, heen eutaatltutad a? tHaphn -In the office In place f Will .. n r .. th.- priin haaeball pltoher Th, Kent I. 'inlets or the leaaju. n. th . si in "f Tfefry i!i aid tha viTorts overthfow the proOehoine trol f the league when I next II taken. t n i I I ' me i I I . It II li-, i 1 !