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Improvements Culling for
' 920,000,000 SVill S'ot Put
City in Debt.
Dctails Lnltl Before War De
partment Dock Property
to Bo Reclaimed nt Once.
.The whole splendid scheme evolved by
f iDock Commissioner Murray Hulberf for
the alleviation of archaically Impossible
ald. so far as active preliminaries
lire concerned, to have Jumped Into hlnh
third speed yesterday. The Commls
loner divided a day of pep between lay
ing; lesser but Important details before,
the "War Department at Washington,
conferring with Federal regional dlrec
tors nd with the heads of steamship
llns and finally giving his personal at
tention to assurances from local steam-
; hlp men that they would begin at once
to clean up the litter of Junk which now
makes much valuable pier acreago worse
than useless.
Generally spending; the plan which
Commissioner Itulbert now has worked
nut to tho final Ifs. nnds and but em
braces' a propramme of harbor and pier
Improvement which carries with It an
jcpendlture of $100,000,000. The Com-
mlssloner Is one with the .municipal
watchdog of the' city treasury at least
to the extent of reroKnlJitng; that so vast
a sum cannot be spent while military
America arid her allies, continue to carry
on. The permanent part of the harbor
c tmnrnvement scheme, which soon must
l1 lx brought Into being If 'the port of New
Torjc la to retain Its maritime trade anu
remain a port of the first class, must
therefore await the coming of peace.
Plans tor Improrement.
Judging from the recent news coming
out of the uproar abroad, the day when
he city can begin work on the great
permanent Improvement plans of Com
missioner Hulbert Is not so far distant
as U seemed when the Commissioner,
uaveral months ago, yanked off his coat
r, y ana Ducinen qown 10 me jon u
Tf liur the development programme which
tho city perforce will tackle when the
war Is finished. But whether the bigger
phases of the work are delayed by a war
listing weeks, months or years' the
obvious' facf has presented Itself always
1 f tn h nock Commissioner that In the
meantime the plan for Improvement
ust be well brought "forward,, regard-
' Jew of length of time the actual work
fvtnust wait
It Wherefore -Commissioner Hulbert for
the time being has kept the. Jion.noo.000
part of h'ls plan somewhat In the back
ground, so far as'prese.nt day personal
( activities are concerned. Instead, he has
donned only enough fighting clothes to
nable him' to carry on a battle for J20.-t-000.000.
also an Impressive sum, but to
. be spent not. In a moment or Immediately
t)Ut throughout a period stretching
"through 1911, 1919. 1920 and 1921.
' Such a four year expenditure the
Commissioner has .reason for belief, will
btaln for tho port and city ' vastly
'. "itreater shipping-facilities that are, im
perative, wilt bring about a lessening
of congestion Jn .harbor and rlyer front
tarfflo' and simultaneously will make
'sjreater the Income "which the city re
ceives annually through its shaping
'!., npir aa Von Go" System.
tvoit Of Immense, Importance tn the .fif 1 of
ii,4he champions of the Hulbert Jmprove-
-jiient plan Is the fact that the Commis
sioner has so arranged his $20,000,000
T)rotramme that It will not put the city
In debt, the plan Including a "pay as you
to" method and a system 'of self main
tenance. The Hulbert Idea Is. based on.
the Idea of starting out with an expendi
ture or $10,000,000 this year, a .sum
which Borough President Smith agrees
with Commissioner Hulbert Is not too big
to devote to the work In view this year,
but is far from being approved by Con
troller Craig. Tho -United States Ship
ping Board arfd commercial bodies heart
Ilv approve the plan.
When Old Kuther Knickerbocker ttarts
out to do oven necessary spending he
must always keep In mind that the total
debt Incurrln? power of the city, within
the lebt limit, is 10 ,per. cent, of the a
stsaed valuation of taxable real estate,
which by the assessment of 1D1S is
$535. 964. 283, 10.
The debt margin on the last date on
vhlch It was computed, which was last
April, was $67,935,547.18.
Of this amount there is a balance of
reserve for dock, port and terminal Im-
rrnv.ffl.nt of $357,266.73.
The unencumbered authorisation for
dock, port and tetrmlnal improvements
Is now $1,005,512.13.
There am other authorlratlons apalnst
the debt margin of $57,935,547.48. When
these are deducted It Is found that the
whole unreserved margin which may bo
ppent by the city for any municipal pur
pose amounts to a net sum of $26,529,-
Holvln of Problem.
It may be seen at a glance that If
Commissioner Hulbert nau to aepena on
this unreserved margin of $26,529,168.34
for the millions the city must use on
dock development his chances of going
ahead Immediately with his programme
would be less than slim. But ha has ap
proached the problem from another
it Is the law that all property which
rn he determined to be self-supporting
may be taken out of the municipal debt
Jlmlt by the Appellate Division, provid
ed the city authorltlea make tuch ap
plication to the higher court In this
way the debt margin may be IncrcuRcd
by the amount of the bonded debt stand
ing against a specified Improvement.
And Commissioner Hulbert has facts and
figures to prove that his department has
a, sufficient amount of self-supporting
property now In the debt limit to ex
ceed his present $10,000,000 needs.
The general plan of Improvement
which Commissioner Hulbert intends to
fight for with his customary vira and
pep Is not, he argues, merely a munici
pal development which would make
things pleasanler all around ; It Is a pro
gramme so vitally necessary that If It
In not adopted tho commercial suprem
acy of the port of New York Is doomed.
Cry-Inn; Meed for Pier,
There Is a crying need for more piers,
ut to build the piers now so necessary
would take a year. The Commissioner's
temporary "$20,000,000 plan" therefore
tntemplatee an Intensified use of piers
now In existence. As one phase of this
Intensification the Commissioner will lay
before the Railroad AdmlnltrntIon the
Immediate need. of centralllzlng terminal
and pier facilities. Forty-six of tho plern
tare are now used by the railroads as
terminals, but the corporations now
controlling these piers nre not using
Tiem to anything Ilk tho extent of 100
Jvr cent of the pier capacity.
'it Is the Intention of Commlai-loncr
Hulbert lo jiolnt.out to the Itnllroad Ad
ministration and railroad nlflclals (hat
'4he war neeus wm.i iuuiwntu uin tun
-roads to Intensify "'c ' con b nlmr
i'nd coordinating their local
1 fires are one with the war ar
ticket of
aces are one wun inn wr ami rammer-
. . . 1 T.rmln.,1 ...
rial neeos ot me iv.
c, titration SUCJI an in.nuim-n ,mn ...inn
lor Wrould rlee .from ten to fifteen
! piers for commercial uso, all of which, '
wun very lime dredging, would mane
these piers available for overseas trafllc,
Further saving In piers Is contem
plated n' the Hulbert plan by transfer
ring the berths of the Sound steamern
from their North Illver piers to a set of
piers available for them In the Kast
Itlver between tho foot of East Seven
teenth and Kast Twenty-sixth streets.
Steamers plying between this .port and.
Now Knglaml harbors now are using five
North Itlver piers. Including Piers 14
and 15, old American Line piers, and
without exception these Sound' boat,
owing lo their lighter draught, could bo
shifted to the East Itlver terminals, a
step which would not only free much
docking facilities for overseas craft but
also would be a navlng In time and mile
age for the Sound boats and therefore a
saving In money and a step toward a
better regulation of harbor traffic.
Shifts to Aid Waterfront.
Tho Sound steamers pay a rental of
$175,000 for Piers 14 and 15. The same
company could get two Kant Hlver piers
for $75,000. The North Hlver piers
which the Sound vessels now use do not
at present pay for their keep. They can,
under tho Hulbert plan, be liberated for
other work, which would result In a
profit to the city and at the same time
make for a distinct economic tain for
the steamshtp lines. Oceangoing liners
cannot be docked at the East River piers
owing to the rocky Shell Beef and the
consequent comparatively shallow water
on the eastern side of Manhattan, The
Inefficiency of bringing Sound steamers
the length of the East Blver, around the
Battery and far up Into the North Hlver
before docking Is obvious.
One portion of the Hulbert plan has
to do with the establishment of a great
terminal for the New England, lines In
the neighborhood of tho foot of East
Twenty-third street. In a large way the
Commissioner's programme calls for the
abandonment of ferry houses, now old
and Idle, unproductive and useless In
their present antiquated state, and at a
stroke adding .to the city, revenue and
the port facilities by building up to date
piers where tho crumbling ferry houses
now )Jji?r the waterfront.
Uenernl Shakeup Probable.
Not only a general shaking up of
things aa they are nnd shouldn't be In
and around Manhattan Is cqntemplated
In the. Hulbert plan: the Commissioner
has made quite as thorough a study of
the waterfront problems and great pos
sibilities of Staton Island, Kings, Queens,
of all the boroughs. And for each of
these difficulties and possibilities In the
outlying district he has a solution In his
all embracing plan of harbor develop
ment. These Improvements and accounts
In greater detail of the foremost of the
many Ideas woven Into the Hulbert plan
will be published within the next few
days. .The Commissioner In his letter to Sec
retary of War B.aker yesterday went Into
one detail of the general Idea of making
avallablo for Immediate use city water
front property which at present Is either
needlessly cluttered with Junk or being
dlverted.to other unimportant uses.
In particular, the Commissioner asked
the Secretary of War for official permis
sion tcTull'down a fence, which now
runs from IJttle West Twelfth street to
Twenty-third street, on tho' North Hlver
waterfront The fence encloses what Is
known aa, tho Chelsea Improvement Dis
trict. Commissioner Hulbert pointed out
to the War Department In his letter that
the fence was an encumbrance now and
If removed would add much needed epace
to the clty'K limited river front area.
It Is the belief of the Dock Depart
ment that the Secretary of War will ac
cede to the city's request to have the
fence pulled down. When speaking of
the letter Mr. Hulbert added thnt. thanks
to the publicity attending his more re
cent dock Improvement activities, steam
ship men have come forward to assure
him that immediately they will begin
work to clear up the tons of refuse and
Junk which now render uselesi Impor
tant stretches of pier areas.
Burglar AVrnrs aral Uniform
When He Pawns Loot.
A burglar who plundered apartmenU)
where he worked as an electrician by
day. and then dressed himself In the
uniform of a Lieutenant and disposed
of tho loot at night, is alleged by tht
;qllce to bo under arrest In the person
of. William B. Taylor of 68 West Nine
ty-fifth street. He was held .for the
Grand Jury In $2,000 ball by Magistrate
Healy. In tha West Side court yesterday
on a charge of grand larceny,
Taylor Is employed by. C. M. O'Con.
nor, nn electrical contractor at Eighty,
sixth street and Columbus avenue. Frl
day he did some work at the apartment
of S. Henry Phillips, a lawyer living In
127 West Eightieth street. Phillip;
complained, to the police that a ring and
bar'pln valued nt $1,000 were missing,
and Detectlvo Curtayne of the West
Sixty-eighth street station arrested Tay
lor nt his home. The detective testified
ho found a number of pawntickets for
Jewelry' and a Lieutenant's uniform In
Taylor's room. Pawnbrokers', ho said,
told him that Taylor always was
dressed in the uniform when he came to
pledge Jewelry,
Crop of 1. 1 vp Birds Hlaffrd With
Feed to Increnir Wrlaht.
Since tho appointment of W. H. Boyle
as chief Inspector and protector of live
chickens for tho Federal Food Board the
old pastime of stuffing crops of llvo poul
try In railroad yards with sand has be
como singularly unpopular and buyers
are not obliged to pay for sand at the
price of poultry. Transferring his activ
ities to kosher distributing shops on the
East Side tecently, Boyle discovered
many birds whose crops had been stuffed
after they had left the cars. The stuf
fing, however, consisted of crushed wheat
and other feeds nnd uveraged about
eleven ounces to a chicken, which weight
was passed along to small retailers at
35 cents per pound, tho price of live
Boyle picked out a dozen of so stuffed,
specimens In various shops, killed the
chickens nnd took carcasses nnd crops to
tho Federal Food Board, where they
were made the foundations of complaints
against certain distributers for violating
the food regulations, which provide thnt
wheat, needed for human consumption,
shall not be fed to poultry. It Is under
stood that Boyle's superior, Cyrus C.
Miller, head of the buroau of transporta
tion, has ordered the offenders haled be
fore the Federal Food Board.
During tho past week 170 carloads of
llvo poultry, 6,000 to a car, arrived in
this market, That means n total of
1,020,000 birds.
Mnj-or Cnlls Jleetlnic and HiiBRrsta
Barren Island Plant.
In an effort to dispose of the garbage
nuisance Mayor Hylan has Invited the
Commissioner of Health and the Com
missioner of Street Cleaning to confer
on the garbage disposal question and re
port to the Board of Estimate nnd Ap
portionment at the earliest moment, ac
cording to a letter from the Mayor made
public yosterday afternoon by Commis
sioner of Health Dr. Iloyal S, Copeland,
who said he already had the nuisance un
der Investigation with a view to dispos
ing ot It.
. L-iui'vruiy nrrnneint:ni w"" tne
Itarrpn Island nl.mt fnr the dtnnrtaltfnn
I of garbage Is suggested by the Mayor
for th wlnt mon,h3. ..But u '
thinkable thnt this method be followed
In the BPring and summer," he added.
Tho disposition of garbage at sea Is
objected to because much of It finally
lands' upon the thoregtlie Mayor said.
Democratic Candidate for Gov
crnor Says Whitman
Dodges Issues.
Largo Crowd Attends Lyceum
Theatre Jreoting Miss Mar
bury Makes Speech.
Alfred E. Smith. Democratic candidate
for (lovornor, yesterday addressed an
audience of women thnt filled the t.vrnum '
Theatre, making one of the-most com- j
prehonslve and emphatic speeches of his
campaign, Ho complained several times
In the course of It that he had not been
able to get his opponent to discuss the
Issues of the election or to answer his
questions about the acts of. the present
administration at Albany.
"Does dov. Whitman thing he answers
my questions when be says that I live on
Oliver street?" ho demanded.
Mrs. Mary K. Slmkhovltch of Green
wich House, presided, and behaved with
entire equanimity when the candidate,
perhaps blinded by the numbers of men
he had, been talking to, addressed her
with a how as "Mr." A subdued titter
iroso from the other womn around, but
Mr. Smith stuck to, his. guns.
"Mr. Chairman." ho said with a grin,
"and fellow cltliensj"
He plunged nt.once into n detailed dis
cussion, of the things, h deemed moct
necessary to the welfare of the, State and
reiterated tils charges that tho barge
canal In not finished, that the payroll of
the State Food Commission 'was padded
and that "dov. Whitman's answer to
these things Is that 400.000 young men
have gone from the Empire State to
France and that the State went over tho
top In the Liberty Loan." ,
Calls It One Sided Cam pa lien.
Tlio people had a right to expect a'
campaign of Instruction," he aald. "For
the first time in some yearn the opposing
candidates of the two leading parties are
both men of long experience tn official
life at Albany. ife, had teason to expect
the candidates would voice their Ideas on
what should be. done to make the State.
i better place for men, .fcbfnen and chll
iren toriive in. nut it naa Deen a one,
lded campaign. The only constructive
uggestlans nave come from myself.
Then Mr. Smith proceed Ml to deal
with the barge canal, which the Bepub
'leaps', and Democrats are finishing and
unnnlsning with everyone o tneir cam
paign meetings. Mr. Smith unfinished
It. calling upon' Secretary McAdoo'a
recent letter to prove his assertion. He
urged the women to remember the coal
crlils of- last winter as showing that
the water power of the State ought to
be developed as a means of generating
ectrlclty, and declared tha( former
Governor Hughes's measure putting the
water power of the State under State
-ontrol had been so weakened' by Whit
man's reorganlxatlon of the Conserva
tion Commission that private Interests
had been able to get In "on the ground
With the food situation Mr. Smith
dealt nt length as one that would appeal
nnrtlrularly to women.
"Why Is It," ho demanded, "that food
for which the farmers get so little costs
the consumer so much?
The Farm Market nnrrau,
"At the beginning of the war the
word went forth. "Save food. Food will
win the war.' The Slate of New York
made a large appropriation to. the De
partment of Agriculture, the State Food
Qommleelou- and .the Council of Farms
and Markets. At the end of a year
ind a half is It out of the way to ask
tho Governor what thin Farm and Mar
ket Bureau has accomplished?"
Mr. Smith lifted a paper from the
.table belde him. "During the primary
"ampalgn Attorney-General Lewis chal
'cnged the Governor to produce the pay
roll of the Stale Food Commission. ' he
.aid. "The Governor refused to do it.
Here It Is." The candidate proceeded
'o read the items, to the accompaniment
of groans from tho women, who ap
nearcd to agree with the candidate that
too much of the appropriation had been
pent for salaries. The groans rose to
a chorua when Mr. Smith asserted that
not a name on that payroll came from
the civil service list, and again when he
-aid :
"Furthermore, though Gov Whitman
I lauded by Republicans as the friend
of women, salaries of women on the
Mate flood Commission payroll are
mailer than those' of men for the same
"ind of work.
Mr. Smith ended by questioning Gov.
vt Hitman's sincerity In backing the pro
hlhltlon amendment.
Miss Elisabeth Marbury made a short
.peecn praising vjanaiaaie smitn as too
per cent, patriot. "I'm with Smith bei
cause I'd rather he on a band wagon
man a nearse." she said. 'The reac.
tinnnrl.. nm rnnn n. .t.A I...... A ,
rtemlth Is driving the band wagon." Miss
Marbury ended with n flaming defence
or I'resineiu Wilsons appeal for a
Democratic majority in Congress.
"It Is a shame and a disgrace." she
cried, "that at this time, when' the con
ference 1 meeting at Versailles, at this
critical and delicate period of the war.
any man should criticise the President.
the man whose masterly guidance has
carried us triumphantly through the
Trrnor A. Illco of Now Borhelle
Mar Be Otranto Survivor.
Private Trenor A. Bice', I). of 5S May
flower avenue. New Bochelle, grandson
and one of tho heirs of the $1,000,000
estate lelt by the late John II. Trenor,
lies seriously 111 In a hospital In Man
chester, Kngland. Word has been re
ceived from him to this effect by his sis
ter, Mrs. Florence Bice Wokellng, CO
Mayflower avenue. New Bochelle,
Bice, who was attached to Company
C, 302d Knglneer Corps, as a tank
driver, sailed from an Atlantic port Sep
tember 25 and his family conjectures
that he was probably aboard the English
transport Otranto when she was lost In
a collision with another ship In the Eng
llsh Channel last month.
In June, 1913, Trenor nice and three
other grandchildren of John H. Trenor,
came Into the latter's estate. Mr. Trenor,
who made and lost several fortunes
through speculation In real estate, was
at one time dancing master to William
H. Vanderbllt, Chauncey M. Depew and
lames O, Bennett Tho first flat In New
York city. In I860, nt Sixth avenue and
Forty-eighth street, was built by him.
Slnnr Pledno Compliance With
New Hoover It cKnlatlorm,
Clubs all over Now York State have
pledged compliance, with the new Food
Administration rules governing club res
taurants, so William V. Griffin, secre
tary of tho club committee, said yester
Among the clubs In New York rltv
i wmcn nave agreed io onserve the regu-
I t.llnn. am tli ITnlnn T-'n.l.. j-.it..
1 Midday, Ball road, City Athletic.' Delta
Kappa Epnllon, Lotos, Columbia Unlver
alty, Nippon, Hardware, Arlon, Catho
lic, Bankers, Wool. Yale, West Bide Ten.
nls. Bacquet and Tennis, Harvard, Col
ony, .Phi pimma, .Delta, St. Andrews
Uolf, Whitehall and Brooklyn,
. ' .
Victim Was Daughter of Bes
semer Steel Pionee'f ' Here.
f 5
Mrs. Lucy Holley Brooks ofNtTO Park
nvenuo died in Hoosevelt Hospital Frl- I
nay nljtnt two hours after she was
struck by an automobile at Fifth avenue
and West Fifty-second street Arrange
ments for the funeral from St. Thomas's
Church at 10:30 o'clock to-morrow
morning first called attention to the
Mrs. Brooks had Just left St. Thomas's
Church' and was walking down Fifth
avenue when the accident occurred. A J
motor car driven by a woman swung
Into West 'Fifty-second street from the
avenue, taking the south side of . the
street It struck Mrs. Brooks tn the
hack. She was taken to the hospital,
but died without regaining consciousness.
Mrs. Brooks, who was born In New
York city, was a daughter of the late
Alexander Holley, who Introduced the
neasemer process or sieei mam
Bessemer process of steel manufacture
nt , TO..""
She was prominent-socially and was the
wife of Frederick. Brooks of the Clothing
firm of Brooks' 'tiros'. 'Besides her hus
band, she leave ;thre'e children.
Spanish -Doctor Strengthens
Theory of Two Epi
t ' t demies:.
'pdaJ Catty QttpaUK to Tus Suit from Iai
,MMg Timet stmct.
Copyright; 1318; nil rig Kit rtttrvti.
Madrid, Nov. 2. A Salamanca phy
sician., Dr.c Maldonado; after long re
search 'has Isolated what he believes to
be.jth.6 speclfio microbe -ot the so-called
Spanish Influenza,
contrary, to the usual seller, tnis germ
s-'not bacillus nfetffor. but one approxi
mating) In character that of the bubonic
plague. It. this theory, which has bee
extensively canvassed by the epldemo
Inrlcal section of the National Institute
of Hygiene, is confirmed It adds to the
e,tgnineance,vOl-ine letter uy i-roi. aimp-
son.tathe- Tfmcs.arM would explain the
ttremely-.'sevr.nd-ln many eases the
rapiqiy fatal symptoms or tne epidemic.
The morphology, coloration of the cul
tures. Ac- of the hew bacillus are al
most Identical with that of the bubonic
plague, but that It Is different Is proved,
according to Dr. Maldonado'a theory, by
Its failure' In pathogenic action In ani
mate, of known susceptibility to the bubonic-germ.
. i
Other authorities here incline to the
opinion that, there are two epidemics,
ouc the ordinary Influents and the other
a far more severe disease which has
symptoms of septic pneumonia and fre
quently proves fatal In. twelve hours.
The dlseae Is on tno increase, 1'ror.
Simpson of London University wrote to
the Timet a week ago, saying there
doubtless was an epidemic of Influenza,
but asking: "Is It the only epidemic
now raging?"
Pollen Indoor Little Visitors
to Chance Their Minds.
Mrs Haven Emerson, wife of the for
mer Commissioner of Health, noticed
three little girls sitting opposite her In
a Pennsylvania nallroad car when she
was returning from J'hlladelpnta late
Friday, and. their conversation aroused
her suspicions. When the train reached
New York one of them offered to carry
Mrs. Emerson's bag. Mrs. Emerson
asked the trio to go with her to her
home at 160 East Sixty-second street,
where dinner was served them. Then
they told her that, fascinated by news
paper stories of the large salaries of mo.
tlon picture actresses, they had left their
homes, In Philadelphia to win tame and
fortune Jn tho film world. They started
with $9 and had $4.45 left when they
reached here, they eald.
Mrs. Emerson called up the East Sixty-seventh
street polloe station, and the
girls were turned over to tho Children's
society. They were so Impressed, they
said, by the account the police gave
them of the many trials of movie queens
that they were quite willing to abandon
their careers and go homo to their
mothers They gave their names as
Sophie Claclak, 236 South Second street;
Alice Logan. 610 South Hancock street,
and Helen Pulasky, 333 Greene street
Two Thousand Pledge tn Barn "5
Each fur Fond.
In preparation for the United War
Work Campaign for $170,500,000, the
week of November 11, a special meeting
of the Earn nnd Give Division of the
Victory Girls of Greater New York was
held tn the Manhattan Opera Housd
cnterday afternoon. An audience of
2.000' young woman listened to Mrs.
William 3- yillc6x, the chairman, who
explained what wai exported of them
during the coming drive. Each girl Is
to pledge $5, which she Is to earn and
contrlhuto to tho fund.
John D. Itockefeller. Jr.; Dr. Marga
ret Crockett, who has Just-returned from
(service with the Y. M. C. A. abroad ;
Mabel Norman and Baron Fersen, spe
cial delegate from the Busslan American
Friendship Union. Vcre the other speak
ers. A mass meeting Is to be held at Madi
son Square Garden nt 3 :30 o'clock thl
afternoon under tho auspices of the
V"lted War Work Campaign Committee.
Final plana for tho drive will be dls
Yonnic Woinnn Motor Corp Driver
Takes Victim tn Hospital.
Mary Mleleo. 9 years old, 312 Acad
emy street Newark, was run over and
fatally Injured yesterday by nn
e owned by the Motor Corps of
- . -
America nnd driven bv Mies Berthn n
Davles, 13S Montdlalr avenue, while
crossing Bank street '
Miss Davles picked tip the child and
drove to the City Hospital, where It was
said the little girl had a deep cut In the
Head, possible fracturo of the skull and
bad bruises of the body, nnd probably
would die. MIm Davles surrendered at
the Fourth precinct police station, nnd
was paroled. Witnesses said the child
ran out from behind a trolley car, di
rectly In the path of the ambulance. .
Winners Donate Prises,
A patriotic meeting of the employees
known as the Victory Army of Ludwlg
Baumann & Co, was held In their build
ing, Eighth avenue and Thirty-sixth
I street, Friday evening, at which prizes
n-.M ,11.1 lhltt,1 tn thn,. n.nmhAva V.n,.
lug sold the greatest number of Fourth
Liberty Loan bonds.
Tho employees sold In 150 nnd S100
bonds a total of 1350,000, und the prizes
consisted of Liberty bonds. War Savings
Stamps and a handsome gold watch, all
contributed by the firm. The watch went
to F. A. nelff, leader of the Victory
Army. The winners of the various
prizes donated their winnings to the
Bed, Cross, Knights of Columbus and
Jetfteh-War Belief.
Dr. Copcland Recommends,
However, That It Voluntar
ily Be Made Permanent.
New Cases Are 178 Fowcr and
. Deaths Dccrcaso 51 Pneu
monia Also Less.
Official Figures of
Epidemic Yesterday
Flruret of the etldmlc jMtrday
announced by the Board of Health were
si follows!
8psn!ih Influents. Pneumonia.
Osies. Deaths. Cues. Deaths.
Manhattan.. 1,17 M T7
Jlronx IU tf It 11
Brooklyn.... MJ M 1M It
Queens , 14T HUM
Richmond... 68 4 17
Totals Z.M1 Ml WJ tt
Now that the Influenza epidemic la
abating the Health Department will dis
continue the enforcement of the opening
and closing order, with the recommenda
tion that the people affected by It volun
tarily make the emergency measure a
permanent one, for It has materially re
duced crowding In tho cars and has
brought about other benflts. The ban
will be lifted Tuesday.
New cases of Influenza reported yes
terday were 173 fewer than on the day
previous. There were also five fewer
cases ot pneumonia and a decrease ot
fifty-one deaths from Influenza and
eleven from pneumonia. Dr. Boyal S.
Copeland Is confident the epidemic stage
will have disintegrated by the last of
next week to slightly above normal.
Copeland'o Statement.
Dr. Copeland Issued the following
statement yesterday bearing on the fu
ture situation:
"With each day showing a more strik
ing decrease In the number, of new In
fluenza cases ,and In the number of
deaths from Influenza and pneumonia
the Department of Health feels entirely
Justified In announcing that, there will
be no necessity for enforcing the emer
gency opening and closing order after
Tuesday evening, November 5. So far
as the Department of Health Is con
cerned manufacturing establishments,
stores, offices, theatres, &c.. may resume
thehours which they observed before
the Board of Health order went Into
effect All other emergency orders and
special requirements made for the period
of the epidemic will be rescinded.
"It Is unnecessary to state, of course,
that this rescinding order will have no
effect whatever upon the rigid enforce
ment of all the ordinary provisions of
and recent amendments to the sanitary
code. For Instance, smoking may be re
sumed In theatres, but no theatre will
be permitted to operate a smoking room
or allow smoking In Its auditorium
where such smoking results In an Insani
tary condition.
"Motion picture theatres may resume
their accustomed hours, but the require
ments of this department regarding their
ventilation, the prevention of crowding
and the observance of all the provisions
of the sanitary code will be strictly en
forced. Hplttera to De Punished.
"Transportation companies will con
tinue to Insure proper ventilation of their
cars, but the manner of their doing so
now Is a matter for their own selection.
"The campaign against spitting, un
authorized dry sweeping and other prac
tices which endanger public health will
be prosecuted as vigorously as ever.
Despite the Inequalities and Inconven
iences of this emergency system of op
eration, which was conceived and exe
cuted in less than four hours, the bene
fits of such a scheme lhave been so ap
parent that I cannot let this opportunity
pass without saying once again how
earnestly I hope that a permanent ar
rangement along these lines will be ef
fected. Letters and personal messages
received at this offlco since tho emer
gency plan went Into effect have con
vinced me that employers and employees,
merchants, manufacturers, tradesmen.
theatrical managers and the leading rep
resentatives of nlmost every class of
trade and Industry will cooperate gladly
In any movement designed to arrange
such a eystom. Officers of transporta
tion companies have assured me that
they bellevo such an arrangement would
prove to be the solution of the peak
"It seems to me that tho theatrical
managers' of the city might well work
out some cooperative system that could
be put Into effect, without waiting for
other lines of business. Their hearty
cooperation In support of the present
plan has resulted In a notable decrease
In the crowding of aftertheatre cars
Thelr'evenlng schedules could be worked
out without regard to any other lines of
business, for their hours nre such that
there would be no conflict. This Is one
group which might get speedy results
through Independent action.
Certain Tlan Will Hndnrr.
"So may factors enter Into the prob
lem of adjusting the business hours for
tho whole city thnt of necessity It will
be some time before such a final plan
Is ready for adoption. I should like to
retain the benefits of our temporary plan
until that time comes, as I am certain
It will come, but 1 cannot Justify myself
In asking longer that the citizens of
thin city submit themselves to the In
conveniences and In many cases hards-hips
which tho enforcement of this
order has entailed.
"I wish to express my heartfelt grati
tude for-the spirit of uncomplaining co
operation which the people have so un
grudgingly given. It will comfort them
to know that their help has been a most
Important factor In keeping the death
ra,e of Now ?.?rk c"'. lho 'lw,st of al
I (Ua 1 1 ptf a I urilfn ri a w n t a am
the large cltleo which havo passed
through a similar epidemic."
The quarantine on Bellevue Hospital
has been lifted and visitors may call now
at the regular visiting hour. Dr. (Jeorge
O'Hanlon, medical superlntedent, an
nounced yesterday.
Harold Kdrl of the SMrnn.1 Die.
Harold Kdel, director of the Strand
Theatre, died yesterday In his home, 225
West nighty-flfth street, of pneumonia,
the result of Spanish Influenza. He was
born at Greenville. S. C, twenty-nine
yeArs ago. Ills widow, Frances Kdel
and a two-year-old son, Harold Edel,
Jr survive him.
He first had a penny arcade In Four.
teenth street and later operated the
Hlppodromo In Cleveland. After that
he was Interested In klnemacolor pic
tures. nnd later still In the Strand In
Buffalo and the Mask-Broo Interests
there. Two years ngo he became con
nected with the strand Theatre here,
Infantry School Ordered Unit t.
Washington, Nov. :. -Immediate
construction of buildings for the Infan
try school of arms nt Columbus, Qa.
to accommodate 25,000 men was 'nu
thorlzed to-day by the War Depart
Teaspoonful for Each; Only
Half Lump for Demi-tasse.
Tho Increase by the Federal Food Ad
ministration of tho sugar allowance
from two to three pounds, a month .for
each person has resulted In a new regu
lation being made for hotels, restau
rants and public eating places, where
the' allowance Is three pounds for every
ninety mcate served,
"In no event." eays the new rulo sent
to State hotel chairmen, "shall the
amount (of sugar) served to any one
person at any one meal exceed one-half
an ounce."
"The Food Administration," declares
a statement Issued yesterday by the
Federal Food Board of New York, 'lias
also advised tho State hotel chairman
that under the new regulation one tea
spoonful of sugar, or Its equivalent, shall
bo the limit for tea or coffee, and that
one teappnonful may nlso be served for
eiuier rruit or cereal, but not for both
fruit and cereal. The quantity to bo
served for a demi-tasse Is one small
(half) lump or Us equivalent"
Under the original rule, which anDlled to
the two pounds a month allowance for
each person, a natron of a hotel or res
taurant was permitted to have one tca-
epoonful of sugar for his coffee or tea,
but none for his fruit or cereal.
The Federal Food Board announced
yesterday thnt the Fond Administration
has directed that all coffee futures shall
be liquidated at the mnxlmum prices
which prevailed on the Coffee Exchange
on October 18, when the exchange sus-
penaed trading.
Seal's Show That Kniser's Sub
marines Arc Still on This
Side the Ocenn.
An American tankshln bearing the
scars of her ficht with a German Hiihma.
nno October 14 steamed into an Atlan
tic port yesterday with one of the Kal
scr's tin fish to the credit of her gun
The heavy tanker was bound soulh
not far off the American coast when the
undersea boat was sighted. The subma
rlne fired a torpedo which missed Its
marK and opened fire with its bow gun.
ann me captain of the American vessel,
wno it a uavarian by birth but an
American by naturalization and instinct.
oraerea ins gun crews to onen fire.
-ine rour pieces on the tanker cut
loose and lashed the sea about tho sub
marine Into foam, while the skinner
cauea on tne engine room for more speed
ana tried to ram his adversary. The
German craft continued to fight back
with mirksmnnshrp which only nicked
the tanker's superstructure and bridge
and submerged only when it was evident
that to remain on the surface meant
death undfr the blunt bow of the heavy
American ship.
The tanker cruised over the spot where
the submarine had submereed and mem
bers or the crew In telling the story
nKserted that the captain cursed fluently
In English nnd German when he failed
to ram It. He was still storming from the
port to the starboard side of the bridge
when the submarine came to the surface
again, less than 1,000 yards astern. Her
guns opened up again almost Immedi
ately and the four guns of the American
vessel replied.
The tanker fired about twenty-two
shots at the submarine, which went down
again In a smother of foam after her
second attack had succeeded In perforat
ing the American vessel s funnel.
One of the tanker's crew, who was
certain yesterday that the German craft
had been accounted for, quoted tho cap
tain as saying when the fight was on:
"This Is the time 1ien one German
on the right side is giving hell to one on
the wrong side. Let her have It, men :"
The crew said that after the subma
rlne went down the,captaln turned back
and cruised about, waiting to show fur
ther fight If she came up ngaln. Dark
ness ended the vigil and the tanker re
sumed her courso for tho Mexican oil
Labor llrnda and Irredentist Depu
ties tn Visit New York.
Two Important Italian missions will
arrive In this country within a few davs,
according to despatches received from
Bnmc by the Italian Bureau of Public
Information. One mission Is made up of
labor representatives and tho other of
delegates from the Italian provinces un
der control of Austria.
The labor mission Is In the nature of
a return ot courtesies following the visit
to Italy of the American labor mission
The mission of representatives of the
Italian provinces now under the control
of Austria will present to the American
public the cause of tho Itillans In Aus
trla and will taKe us place in tne i on
grcs of Nationalities Oppressed by Aus
The labor mission li headed by De
Amblrs. a member of Parliament The
Irredentl mission Includes among others
such representative men as Deputy
Bltacco. member of tho AuMriau-IIun-garl'an
Beichsrnth from Trieste; Deputy
Ilennat. representative In the ItelrliHrath
from Istrln; Zanella. representative from
Flume and formerly Major of that city.
and Ciltlnnovlc, representative tn the
Belehsrath from Daltnatln.
Vnon their, arrival mo two missions
will be the guests of honor at a recep
tion given by tho City Hub.
750,000 Contributed for l-'lishter
by n(M Cities In n Week.
Accordlns to an announcement yes
terday by Vivian lhirneit, chairman of
tho rhonocraph Iterords Kecrtiltlnsr
Corps, tho drive for records for the sol
diers 'nnd sailors hero nnd overseas will
bo continued for another week throiiKh
out the country. Reports from local
committees tn 500 cities show that 750,
0U0 records were contributed last week,
.notwithstanding thnt many local com
mlttee were forced to -postpone the cam
paiKti b'ecauso of tho Influenza epidemic.
Thousands of records were received
nt hcadquartrrn, 21 Ivist Fortieth etrcet,
here yesterday, many of them bronchi in
automobiles driven by members of the
Motor 'orps of lhotNntion.il 1oukuo for
Women's Service.
Nrutt'a Kxaiiilnntlon Till Off.
Owing to thn serious condition
Howard n. Scutt, manager of the Krlck
son Kngravtng Company, 79 llast 1 20th
street, tho examination of his wife, Mrs.
Maud Scutt of 363 West 117th street,
who Is accused of shooting him October
2S, was again continued by Magistrate
McQuado in Harlem court yesterday,
llatlem Hospital physicians a!l Scutt
could not bo questioned safely before
to. morrow or Tuesduy.
.Vent Writ to Knee Theft Clinrgr.
I'red Hryon Frank, nirestcd at the
Hotel McAlpIn October 25 on a charge
of embezzling IIS.OOO from the Stock
Yards National Hank of Kan.in City,
was turned over lo Oetectlvo IMwnrd
Pitcher of Kansas City by Magistrate
Mcfleehoti In Jefferson Market ciuirt
jenierdM) Frank paid bo was willing
to go West and fuce trial.
Sny S.fll Cents a round Docs
Not i'ny Cost of Pro
Mayor Writes Sour Letter to
Hoover, but Gets His Fncts
Officers at the Dairymen's Ieague
headqunrters. 110 West Fortieth street,
say they are receiving evidence dally
proving the league's contention that the
nrlco fixed by tho Food Administration
for milk in the country Is not sutticieiu
to cover the coat of production.,
The Allegany branch of the league in
formal session has protested that milk
cannot bo produced at the Food Admin
istration's price to the farmer and do
cfared that unless the price for Decem
ber Is large enough to cover the cost .or
feeding and maintaining herds of cattle
the members will r.eserve their right to
refuse to deliver milk at the country
stations. This threat If carried out
would menn that distributers could not
get milk from this particular section.
Many fanners have sent letters ana
telegrams to league heads asserting that
thev are ndt sat sfled with the .NoveinDer
prices nnd that it farmer nro obliged to
make milk" at n, loss they wilt nave io
quit tha business.
Cons Ilelncc Sold far Beef.
A Dairymen's League director said
yesterday that reports from widely sep
arated sections Indicate thnt farmers are
selling their cows for beef In preference
to keeping them and losing money.
"I know, too, that many of them are
disposing of their cows for less than beef
prices." he said. "Recently I sold a cow
for ISO for beef. I have heard of a
number of league members who havo
taken $50 and K5 for a cow because
they felt they had to get rid of their
stock In a hurry and prevent further
The serious part of all this is the
fact that if farmers continue to sell
their milch cows the depletion of the
dairy herds will result In a serious short-
ago of milk, which Is Just the thing that
the Food Admntstratlon doesn't want
and the consuming public cannot stand."
The producers' price, as fixed ny the
Food Administration for Movember, Is
$3.S1 for 100 pounds of 3 per cent. milk.
In a discussion of the milk sltu.ntion In
C.reater New York John D Miller, coun
sel to the Dairymen's League, addressed
not long ago a brief to Federal Food Ad
ministrator Hoover. In which he saw:
"The cost of producing November milk,
as shown by the schedule nttached. is
$4.25 per 100 pounds of 3 per cent. milk,
this being the base on which milk Is sold
here. Tho farmers. In order that the
price to consumers might not go higher
than absolutely necessary, resolved every
possible doubt In favor of the lower price
nnd suggested to your representative a
prlco of J4.U3 per 100 for 3 per cent,
milk at the 250 mile freight zone and
requested the approval of such a price.
The dealers refused to agree to this and
no decision was rendered. In making
this suggestion the farmers expressly
stated that tho present waiving of prof
Its and the suggestion of the price less
than cost should not bo considered a
precedent for future action."
Mni'iir Writes to Hoover.
-Mayor Hylnn's trusty pen turned out
yesterday the following advice to Mr.
Hoover In relation to tho milk situation :
"Several days ago," tho Mayor wrote,
"tho press stated that you protested
nsalnit IT cent milk as nn attempt to
profiteer. I note by the press of Octo
her 31 thnt you have allowed an In
crease In milk to IS cents a quart.
"Milk even at 17 cents a quart Is
bringing the prlco beyond tho reach of
hundreds of thousands ot poor people In
this city. If the press reported you
i-orrectly tho people of thlf city cannot
understand why you allowed the In
crease to 18 cents after you had so ie
verely criticised milk at 17 cents a quart
as profiteering. The news article ex
plained that the Food Administrator
stated that a thorough examination of
the accounts of tho milk distributers
showed that they have lost money on
milk sold during October, and will losu
money during November nt the prices
"I do not believe that there are a hun
dred people In the city of New York,
where almost 6,000,000 of people reside,
who believe that the milk distributers
have lost money during October or any
other time.
Mayor Is Wronir Again,
"The question of tho price of coal and
milk In thin city Is a serious problem,
and the Food Administrator has ample
power to protect tho people from thn ex
ploitation and profiteering In these ne
cessities of life."
The "prolest" to which the Mayor al
luded appeared In a telegram which Mr.,'
Hoover sent to u. D. Cooper, president
of the Dairymen's League, In which ho
said that If the farmers were allowed
tho price they asked the price of milk to
tho consumer would bo 17 cents a quart.
It Is known Mr. Hoover had In mind
tirade 11 milk. The prlco of tirade B
mill; for November to the consumer was
fixed nt 16 cents a quart. Tho 18 cents
a quart price to which the Mayor refers
Is the price llxed for Grade A milk. The
great hulk of milk consumed is tirade B.
It i-Miliitlunlals Snld to lie Conren
IrnlliiK on NlrnriiKnun foil,
A despatch to the Associated Pre.".3
from San Jotc, Costa Itlea, bearing the
MKiiaturo of the Costa Hlcan AVar
Ministry, says that revolutionists are
cimeentratlnK along the northern border
of Cola Itlca, on Nlcarajruan toll.
In February of tho present year a rev.
olutlon against tho present liovernment
of Costa Hlca was suppressed. There
has been no recent news of any revolu
tionary movement In that country, al
though last April reports were current
that an uprising was Imminent.
Mass meetlne, United Wnr Work nn.
pamn. M.i.liron Square Oar.len. 3 an r,
ll.eiture bv C.I.ela M A. Itl.-hler on
"Unman ralntlng," Meironiilitan Mueeuni
of Art. 4 P. M
rt,itirf-n uy i,r. r. 1-arKen I'odman on
.iiirrirniinmp or rarufltnenip," Jteilford
Ilrnnrh V M. C. A.. Hrookljn, 3 30 ! M.
"Iimilei nf llie Campaign" will be .111
imiiI hy M-nit Nearlng and Algernon
at T HaM Fifteenth atreet, P. M.
Hellef Society lunefit. Hippodrome,
A'idrej liy TalcHt Williams, Hegent
Theatre. 10 A M
Adilreni hy Mulnr 1'larelln H. l,a riunr
(1Ih n "What He Haa Seen Abruu.l "
Mnuni Mnrrl TheHtre. I0:4S A M.
Aitdreen by Trunk 1' Walh on "The
Wrrk of th lAibnr 1'ollry Hoard." Conner
Villon, S V M. v
puui.ic lectures"to-night.
"Th Hli- nf Putlil Novaik. the t)n tor."
Iiv Mm AuxM I.evltan, u dUlert ri'i'i
of t:.iat Slile life. V. S. 101, 11Mb lr.vt,
ueitl nf Lexington irnu
organ rertml hy w A Hn'dannrth).
WnnhliiRlnti IrUng II S , 40 rmg piu.-e
at : :o r. m
Organ recital by Weniei A Habmb, Mor
lis High School, 1661.1 aticat and liuilon
road, at : Pr .
Rare Object's from rrlvale Collections,
Old Chinese
Jades, Bronzes, Screens,
Lacquers, Brocades,
Glass, Ivories
& Curios.
619 Fifth Avenue
Two Doors South of 60th Street,
Bare Objects from I'rlvnte Collections
... '.,
The Sun Calendar
For eastern Now York, fair to-day
and to-morrow; warmer to-morrow;
gentle westerly winds.
New Jersey, fair to-daySand to-morrowj
warmer to-morrow; Jlfht northwest wlnfls
becoming southern.
Western Nv Voik. fair to-dy and to
morrow; omfwhnt warmer lo-d.v.
Northern New Unslan.l, fair to-dar "
to-morrow; warmer to-morrow; diminish
ing northwftt wind.
Southern New Kuzlan.l. fair to-dy nd
to-morron ; not much chance tn tempera
ture; nioJerute northwest nlnda diminish
ing. WASHINGTON. Nov. f. Tli prenurs .
distribution has changed but tittle in th
last twenty-four houm. The ares of hlfh
pressure Friday evening: over the tower
Mississippi Valley has advanced td the up
per Ohio Valley and continues to dominate
the wrather eaat of thn Mississippi. A
shallow depression overllts tiouth Dakota,
but It Rives evidence of perilntlnr for tha
nekt twenty-four hours. The weather haa
been fair In all parta of the country, with
clear skies evsrywherr except In tho lower
lake reslons and Jn scattered localities In
the Missouri Valley. Tha temperature haa
risen In the Mississippi Valley, the lower
Ohio Valley and the upper lake region.
It Is below the asasonal average In Atlantic
coast districts.
t A. M.
. 20.1S
. 6S
. J. V.
. to
. Clear
s r. m.
Barometer ....
ltumlditv .. ..
Wind direction
N. W.
"Wind velocity
Thn tamnerafiire In this city vesterftav.
as recorded by the official thermometer, la
shown In the annexed table:
I A. M . I! 1 I. M . . 4 9 ( P.JI..U
A. !.. 7 2 I". M . . t 7 T. M . . 4
10 A. M.. 3 3 I'. M. 7 S l M . . t
II A. M. . r.l' I I'. 11..S1 1 r. !..
12 M 1.0 r. P. M . . 47- 10 I. M . . 44
1918. 1917. 1911. 1917.
S A. M... 47 .17 6 P. M...4C 4i
12 M CO 44 9 T. M... 45 4J
IP. M... 47 4S 12 Mid.. ..43 41
Highest temperature, 5:. at 4:110 P. M.
Lowest temperature. 40, al GtlS A. M.
Average temperature, 46.
Observations yesterday by the United Stales
Weather 'Bureau st&lions showinr atmos
pheric conditions in the various cities;
Temperature. Veloc-
lligh.tow.Wiml. Ity. naln.wtner.
Atlantic City .
r.4 34 JJ.W. l.t.
t: .. nw.
SI 42 W.
S! 4 N.
SI ss s.
65 3S S.
U S.
61 41 NW.
61 41 N
M .. N.
St Uotils
Minneapolis .,
Bismarck ... .
l.t. Trace Ualnr
l.t Clear
K .. Clear
United States Coast and Geodetic Surrey
Standsrd Time.
Sunrises 6::7 A M Sunsets 4:51 P M
Moon sets 4:3: P M
Sandy Hook.. 7:00 A M Gov Island..
.7:C7 A 5t
llelt Gate 9:3 A M
Sandy Book I!.S1 A M Gov Island..!;
:i a m
Hell Gate 3.11 A M
Aston Knight
November 4lh lo 16th inclusive
Art Galleries
14 East 46th Street
Opposite The Illti-Curlton
48 East 57th Street
Between Madlaon & Park Aves
The Hansen School
of Fine Arts
9 East 59th Street
Day, Evening and Sunday Classes
Send for Season Catalogue of 1918 1919
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SatinoVer Galleries 1
j 27 West 56th Street I
Selected Old Masters I
1 Objects of Art
S lUuilraleJ Bookjti on Rtqucst U
Etuyi in the Stud; r( Sienete Painting
Sin. 4to. Itlmlrated. 1 ad net. Delhered
Ila fh tlrtiM' as an pipert nf mm
miinlratlng tho hplrit nnd mood tn which
he works Xeir Ynrk Hmn
Venet'nn Painting in America
Mn. i'ii. lUuwuirit. f,00 net lhlirn.il
f 'ii
One of Ih" hum f.Fiilflrant nrk of
rrvonlriiePiTltlcini that taaic spprarnt
hi pit-iii r-ar mi i n- uiiirf-i ot ll'tlMtl
7(,r fi;
f I. I-.I.I-.UH r Aim llll. u Mlr.ltAlA,
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