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Asst. School Superintendent
Kennedy Makes Statement
in Annual Report.
' Local Community Government
Is Valuable Study, States
I Official.

“One o£ the most serious obstacles
■to efficient teaching of civics is the
lack of trained teachers. Notwith
standing the widespread propaganda
of woman suffrage, not many women
are Interested in civil government or
politics, and therefore to assign the
•L teaching of a subject to those who
not only lack the fundamental quali
fication of interest in political ques
tions, but also lack participation in
political activities, is to place, a n
ous handicap on the hope of sucec.-.;
at the start.’’
This statement is made by J. YVil
mer Kennedy, assistant city super
intendent of schools, in his annual
report just submitted to Dr. Addison
B. Poland, city superintendent, while
commenting on training for citizen
ship in tlie local elementary and high
schools. Mr. Kennedy says the course
’ of study in civics was formulated in
the belief that a study of the me
chanics of State and Federal govern
ment is not sufficient as a method of
civic training.
“For years education for citizen
ship extended no further,” continued
Mr. Kennedy, “but in the early years
of the century it began to dawn on
Hie minds of educators that knowl
■ edge of government does not make
an efficient citizen.
"A little reflection showed that
they were elements of character
lather than learning—that they con
sisted primarily of an interest in
civic affairs, a sense of personal re
sponsibility for the well-being of the
community, a spirit of co-operation
for the public welfare involving
. obedience to community laws and a
conception of good government as a
means of co-operation. These are
mental uttitudes to be developed by
an appeal to primal instincts and
interests that are the mainsprings of
every human act.
“The interests of the pupil are the
familiar things within his experience.
‘The here, the near, and the now'
dominate him. This principle points
unmistakably to the means to be em
ployed in cultivating these civic
“Local coquuunity government is a
.far more valuable means than general
government for civic training. The
interests of the child are enlisted m
the school, in the protection of the
health, life and property of tlie neigh
liorhood far more than in a bookish
study of the State and Federal con
stitutions. The former aro part of his
experience. Touch him personally
and he e^n be studied at first hand,
while the/latter is outside his experi
ence, and must be studied second
“The life and discipline of a good
school develop a sense of personal re
sponsibility, a spirit of co-operation,
obedience to community law. The re
sults appear in greater freedom and
f self-control among the pupils, in a
higher regard for school and other
property, in the improvement of
neighborhod conditions.
A Model Lesson.
“In the bulletin ‘Civic Education
Series No. X' (United States Bureau
of Education) is given a model lesson
“ on the topic of civic hygiene: ’There
was a study of health in the ciglilh
grade class. It was brought out that
when people live together in a com
munity dangers to health arise. Each
is dependent upon others for his
safety. If everyone is to be saved,
there must be co-operation. The
pupils were convinced that each pupil
in school had sons' responsibility for
the health of the entire school. Illus
trations were brought in of neighbor
hood co-operation in the interest of
good heaitn. Conclusions were Anally
leached that the entire city must co
- operate if the health of any one citi
zen were to be saved, and that effec
tive sanitation is one of the chief
functions of city government. Then
followed a discussion of the organiza
tion and activities of local and State
hoards of health. The question broad
ened to what the national government
does in preserving health ’
“In this admirable lesson a native
interest—tho desire to live and be
strong—is appealed to: the sense of
personal responsibility is made plain;
the need of co-operation not only
among individuals, but with the gov
* ernment, becomes clear.
s “In the ‘Program of Studies of the
High Schools,’ adopted May 27, 1915,
civics is a minor study for the first
- year. In the fourth year ‘United
States History and Civics’ is elective.
BA11 students intending to enter the
ft normal school with the intention of
V? becoming teachers in the elementary
« schools should be required to take
"United States history and civics in
* the fourth year of the high school.
4 “Civics, as laid down in ’Newark
: Study,’ deals, in tho fourth and fifth
ades, with civic hygiene, and in thu
Ixth, seventh and SB grades with
e community functions of the city
jvernment that touch tho citizen
ost closely. In the SA grade, an
tempt is made to study briefly the
='deral. State, and municipal gov
nments and their interrelations,
undanientai in this course is some
’ form of civic activity, some partici
' nation in work for the betterment of
the community. Tiio course of study
requires all schools to establish some
kinds of juvenile league or com
munity committee that will give the
”* children a chanca to participate tn
(Continued on Page «■ Column 3.)
Cold Wave Fxpecfed
' to Hit City Tonight
The temperature at midnight W ed
nesday was 55, a mark never before
reached on a January night, so far
as the records show, but tomorrow
will set a record of another sort un
less the signs deceived the forecaster
' .it noon today. A cold wave probably
■ill reach Newark tonight.
From midnight the mercury dropped
jadily. reaching 35 at noon, and
parent I v had only just got started
a big slump. A fifteen-mile wind
s blowing from the northwest at
,n. and was expected to heighten as
twld snan asproaefeed,
A W- . X--.. .
School Official Favors
Greater Civic Interest
— ■ - - ... . u
.T, Wilmer Kennedy.
Governor's Request Follows Su
perintendent’s Transfer of
Prisoners from Sing Sing.
ALBANY, Jan. fi.—Governor Whit
man today demanded tho resignation
of John ]>. Utley, State superinten
dent of prisons. The demand was
contained in n letter to Superinten
dent Riley, who is either in New Torn
or making an inspection of Sing Sing
The reason for the demand, as
stated in the letter is that Riley had
recently ordered a draft of sixty-six
prisoners transferred from Sing Sing
to Dannemora prison. This order the
governor held to be in violation of the
understanding which Dr. George W.
Kirchwey Accepted the wardenship of
Sing Sing after Thomas Mott Os
borne. under Indictment for alleged
misconduct. had relinquished hit:
duties as head of the prison.
Most of the transferred convicts
the letter points out, have been or -ire
prominently connected with the Mu
tual Welfare League of the prison
which was organized by Mr. Osborne
Such transfers to Dannemora hav
for years be n regarded as punish
ment, and after citing the fact, the
governor's letter says:
“Tills order is so clearly a violation
of our understanding and of the
terms under which Dr. Kirchwey
went to Sing Sing that I deem it my
duty to ask for your immediate
The governor's letter follows:
“I have just been apprised of an
order made by you directing the
transfer from Sing Sing to the State
prison at Dannemora of sixty-six con
victs. Some of these, as has been
customary, are transferred as tuber
cular patients. Most of them, it ap
pears, have been or are at present
prominently connected with the Mu
tual Welfare League of the prison
and are regarded by the warden as
trustworthy and necessary, under
the present conditions, for the proper
administration of the affairs of the
prison. The warden was not consult
ed at all in this matter.
"It was distinctly understood when
Dr. Kirchwey went to Sing Sing,
which he did at our earnest solicita
tion, that he should be given an op
portunity thorougnly to familiarize
himself with the conditions, and. so
far as practicable, should have a free
“You know, as well as I, that a
transfer from Sing Sing to Danno
morw, except in cases of tubercular
patients, is regarded as punishment,
and lias been for years.
"Your drastic and precipitate ac
tion, without conference cither with
the warden or with the governor, it
seems to me, can be inspired by but
one motive, and its effect, as you
must, know, if carried out, must be
to break down the administration and
render the new warden’s position in
"1 have felt and still feel that in
your enfeebled condition of health
vou may not altogether realize the
full effect of your official action on
tills and on other occasions.
“But this order is so clearly a vio
lation of our understanding and of
the terms under which Dr. Kirchwey
went to Sing Sing, as well ns, it
tieem to me, of your official obliga
tion i 'lie p- pie of this State, that
I deem it my duty to ask for your
Immediate resignation.”
OSSINING, N. Y.. Jan. 6.—John B.
Riley, State superintendent of pris
ons, who is inspecting Sing Sing
prison here today, said that he had
not received from Governor Whitman
a letter requesting his resignation.
“Some of the newspaper boys have
just told me the governor wants me
to resign.” said Mr. Riley, “but as I
have hoJrd nothing officially along
this line, I cannot comment upon
the matter now.”
Increase of Ten Per Cent, for
Unskilled Employes De
cided Upon.
NEW YORK, Jan. 6.—The United
States Steel Corporation today de
cided to increase the wages of virtu
ally all of its unskilled employes about
ten per cent.
A statement issued by the steel cor
poration said that the increase had
been decided upon largely on account
of present prosperous conditions. It
added that in addition to the new
wages for common laborers, employes
in practically all departments of the
corporation will receive proportionate
increases ____... _
■ ff
i Minnie Linckels, of West Or
ange, Tells Story of
i Seeks Shelter With Irvington
Relatives—Threatens to
Kill Herself.

When Minnie Linckels, of lb Wash-'
ington street, West Orange, came into]
possession of a quarter Monday after
noon she commenced an adventure in
which she nearly lost her life, but
which seems to have brought her to
a more congenial home than has been'
hers for three years. For nineteen ]
hours she hid in a. closet at the home
of a relative in Irvington for feari
she would have to go back to West
Her mother died when she was born
and four days later she was adopted '
| by Mrs. Rose Linckels, of Irvington,
with whom she lived until three years
ago when Mrs. Linckels died. Then
the girl went to live with one of Mrs.
Linckels’ daughters. Mrs. Albert Mil
ler, of Went Orange. Mrs. Michael
Gavin, of 70 Welland avenue, Irving
ton, is another daughter of Mrs.
When Minnie went to live in West j
Orange she became u pupil of the
Washington Street School and helped i
with tlie housework at home. Last
Monday after school. Mrs. Miller told
Minnie to feed the chickens and when
tlie girl started to do so did not see ;
her any more.
When supper time came Minnie was 1
not to he found and a search of the
house disclosed a note saying that the
girl was going to kill herself. The
matter was reported to the police:
the next day.
About 7 o’clock Monday evening
Minnie presented herself at the Gavin
home in Irvington, saying she had
I run away from the Miller home
I and did not want to live there any
! more. She said she was afraid of
j Miller because of his harshness and
I wanted to live with the Gavins.
| She was clinging to two small dolls
I and when asked why she had two
i commenced to dry and asked that she.
I be permitted to keep them. Site said
! that she had found a quarter on the
sidewalk in front of her home, and,
not having any dolls, bought os many
as she could with the money. They
cost ten cents each, and with the
remaining nickel she paid her tan
She was assured that she would not
be sent back to West Orange and
that she could remain always with
tlie Gavins, but all the assurances
I did not seem to satisfy her entirely,
land she frequently repeated: "Don’t
■let them take me back, will you? 1
I know they will be after me.’’
Doorbell Frightened Her.
j Finally tlie child was calmed and
I put to bed, but seemed almost as ap
prehensive on Tuesday. Towards
| night she became more so, saying,
I “As soon as he gets his supper he
! will come after me."
i About lb o'clock Tuesday evening
I the doorbell rang when a neighbor
| called with a message. Roth the
| Gavins went to tlie door to speak to
j the caller, and when lie had gone were
I unable to find Minnie. The house was
j searched from top to bottom, without
! result. Her hat and coat were in the
I place she had hung them, but the girl
j could ho* be found.
I Neighbors were called in and the
I search continued all night, and yes
j terday. Mrs. Gavin returned home
I late yesterday afternoon, and again
' went through the entire house,
1 searching every corner. Nervous and
'worried, she opened a window and
; sat down in an adjoining room. About
| half an hour later Minnie stumbled
out of a closet off the room and fell
| in a faint at her feet. Policeman
j George Canfield was summoned, but
! was unable to revive the child,
i Dr. Ernest Miereau was sent for.
; He said that the youngster was poorly
j nourished and badly frightened, but
(Continued on I’fttf 2, Column 5.)
1 fidelity Trust to Dispose of:
Eagle and Star—Tentative
Bids Already In.
j Under an order of tlio Court of
Chancery, the Fidelity Trust Com
pany, acting as receiver for the New
ark Daily Advertiser Publishing
Company, will sell the Morning Eagle
ami the Newark Evening Star to the
highest bidder at a public auction
which is to be hold at noon on Janu
ary 17 next.
According to the published adver
tisements of the sale, it will be held
In the boardroom of the Fidelity
Trust Company. It is set forth in
the advertisements that the annual
gross income of the two newspapers
is more than $500,000 and that, as
receiver, the Fidelity will sell all the
assets of the publishing company, in
cluding the accounts receivable.
It is further stated in the adver
tisements that the property of the]
publishing company is appraised at |
$355,000. That appraisal was made by
Louis Hannocli. business manager of
the Sunday Call, and H. M. Friend, ;
general manager of the Essex Press ]
and a former newspaper publisher.
It was said today by Louis Hood,
general counsel for the Fidelity, that!
a copy of the appraisal and inventory]
is on file at the trust company’s office i
and that It may be there examined
by prospective bidders. Mr. Hood
further stated, in answer to a ques
tion, that thj Fidelity has already re
ceived several tentative bids for the
two newspapers, but who made the
offers and what the figures are he
tollilWik tf» «ay.
. . >
“That no guns are mounted on
the forward part of the vessel.
“That the vessel is manned by its
usual crew and the officers for the
same as those on hoard before the
war was declared.
“Tort authorities on the arrival in
a port of the (;nited States of an
urtned vessel of belligerent nation
ality, claiming to be a merchant ves
sel should immediately investigate
and report to Washington as to tlie
intended use of the armament in
order that it may be determined
whether the evidence is sufficient to
remove the presumption that the
vessel is, and should be treated as
a ship of war. Clearance will not
be granted until authorized from
Washington and the master will be
so Informed upon arrival.
“That the calibre of the guns car
ried does not exceed six Inches.”
Federal Force of Million Men in
Six Years Part of Mili
tary Policy.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6.—Secietury
Garrison laid before the House mili
tary affairs committee today his
formal argument in behalf of the ad
ministration's army plan which is
designated to give the country a
definite military policy. It proposes
the creation of a mobile Federal force
of more than a million men in six
years, accumulation of a huge re
serve of ammunition and equipment
and elaborate extension of tlie coast
defenses, the whole project Involving
an increased expense of $600,000,000
and an annual war department bud
get thereafter of more than $200,000,
000 as compared with an average of
$100,000,000 for the last few years.
“The integrity of the nation and
its very existence,” the secretary said,
reading from a lengthy statement he
had prepared, "may depend upon
what is done in this matter at this
time. This great opportunity will be
lost unless a wise, sensible and prac
tical policy is the result of tho con
sideration and action of this Con
Referring to the farspread military
responsibilities of the nation, reach
ing into the insular possessions,
China, Alaska and the Panama Canal
Zone, Air. Garrison added: ,
Protect Sovereignty of Republics.
"We have determined and an
nounced that the sovereignty of the
other republics on tills hemisphere
shall remain inviolable, and must
therefore at all times stand ready to
make good our position in this con
He then quoted figures to show the
full strength of the army on June "0
last—106,993 officers end men of the
combatant forces, and their present
distribution. To these should be add
ed, he said, 1,183 officers and 17,818
men of the non-combatant arms of
the service, bringing the total num
ber of Federal troops up to 106,619.
He pointed out that the Item of pay
alone made up approximately GO per
cent, of the total proposed appropria
The United States, including
Alaska, said the secretary, is of
greater area than the combined total
of Austro-Hungary, Belgium, the
British Isles, Bulgaria, Denmark,
Franco, Germany, Greece, Italy,
Japan, Portugal. Russia, in Europe:
Spain and Turkey, in Europe, the
total of these areas representing only
97 per cent, of that of the United
Increased Numbers Needed.
"There la common agreement among
those who have studied the subject
intelligently that we should have a
force in the continental United States
of 500,000 men subject to instant call.
"Modern warfare, while it lias dem
onstrated the increased use of me
chanical instruments of war, has also
demonstrated the increased use of
numbers. In addition, therefore, to
those with the colors subject to in
stant call, there should be at all times
In the country large numbers of men
available, by reason of previous ser
vice. for military purposes.
"Our immediate problem, therefore,
seems to be how shall we meet these
"The adjutant-general, after a most
careful consideration of the whole
subject matter and persona] attention
thereto, roaches the conclusion that
he cannot expect, under present con
ditions, to recruit more than 50,000
men per year for the army. Tt would,
therefore, seem Impracticable in the
last degree to eonslder that the prob
lem can be solved by providing for a
standing army of the size necessary
for this solution.
Itffrnw Rests Upon Citizens.
“I do not in any way share the fear
of those who think that proper mili
tary preparations involve any inter
ference whatever with the supremacy
of the civil authorities. T do, how
ever, firmly believe that in a democ
racy the defense ol' the nation should
rest upon the citizens and not upon a
professional, paid military force, con
stantly under arms and devoted solely
to military pursuits. I think it is
clear that from every standpoint we
can dismiss the suggestion that the
situation should be properly met by a
standing army of 500,000 men, con
stantly under arms.”
Turning to the National Guard, Mr.
Garrison said:
“At the present time this force con
sists of approximately 129,000 men and
officers, and It would, therefore, be
(Continued on Page 0, Column 4.)
King Cole, Baseball Pitcher,
Answers Death’s Roll Call
BAY CITY. Mich., Jan. 6.—Leonard
J. Cole, pitcher on the New York
American League baseball team and
formerly with the Chicago National
League Club, died at his home here
today. He had been seriously 111 for
several weeks.,
f ' *
Royal Navy Men Practice Shell
ing from Mounted Guns on
Way Over.
Washington Awaits Report
from Federal Inspectors Who
Boarded the Verdi.
I -
NEW YORK, Jan. 6.—Gunners of
the royal Italian navy were in charge
of the two guns on tne Italian liner
Giuseppe Verdi, which arrived here
today front Genoa, Naples and Paler
mo, according to the captain, Luigi
Zannoni. After the vessel left Paler-]
mo, the captain said, daily practice]
was held with the guns, barrels hav- J
ing been thrown overboard as targets.
The guns were placed on the Giu
seppe Verdi by order of the Italian
naval authorities, but the captain de
clares he was instructed to use them
for defensive purposes only.
The two gunners became extremely
proficient In the practice of shooting
| at the barrels, passengers said. The
j guns were mounted on the afterhouse
| of the vessel, one on either side, and
I were in such position as to command
all positions from the ship.
Strength of the Shells.
The captam described the guns as
I having a caliber of 77 nun,, capable
ol' tiring a shell weighing »3 kilos four
and one-half miles.
When the Giuseppe Verdi docked
here P. A. Dowsey, a member of the
port neutrality squad, inspected the
guns and reported Ills information to
Dudley Field Malone, collector of the
port. The guns are still on the ship,
and no action will be taken by local
officials until a report of the investi
gation lias been made to Washington.
WASHINGTON, Jan. G.—The state
department probably will take up
with the Italian government the ques
tion of guns mounted on the liner
Giuseppe Verdi, which arrived in New
York today, with a view to having
the pieces dismounted before the ship
leaves American waters.
The guns on the Verdi promise to
bring up again a point which has
been a disputed one since the war
began. At the outset of hostilities
tile United States took tile position
that sliipH entering American ports
with guns or not more than six inches
in caliber, mounted well aft for pur
poses of defense would nor. be con
sidered armed, but reserve.! me right
to change Its position in the light of
changing conditions of warfare and
the introduction of new elements
such as the submarine campaign.
The state department later had in
formal negotiations with Groat
Britain sml France through their am
bassadors here, and asked that any
guns whatever be removed from the
big passenger liners coming into
American ports.
Hritain and France Comply.
The two foreign governments in
formally, and also reserving their
rights, complied. Later a British ship
(Continued on Page «. Column 8.1
Meeting Called for Trade Board
Rooms Monday to Consider
Allotments of Space.
Augustus V. Hamburg, president of
J the Hoard of Trade, lias called a
; meeting of 160 Newark manufacturers
for 4 o'clock Monday afternoon in the
j Board of Trade rooms, for the pur
j pose of discussing the Industrial Ex
| position to bo held in connection \\ itli
i the 250th anniversary celebration.
The object of the meeting is to as
: certain how much space each manu
: facturer will require In the exposition.
| .Several manufacturers have already
applied for space, and it is believed
that the First Regiment Armory,
where the exposition is to be held,
will prove too inadequate to accom
modate the large demand.
A development of the meeting may
be that it will be decided to build
annexes near the armory in order to
provide space for all the manufac
tures. According to Merle L, Downs,
manager of the exposition, .16,000
square feet of floor space will be
available for use in the armory. It
Is expected that the demand:- of the
manufacturers will be far in excess
of this space.
Mr. Hamburg is chairman of the
manufacturers and trade committee
of tlio Committee of One Hundred,
and as such has called the melting
of the manufacturers.
The exposition will open May l?.
From the time thut tlie first an
i nouncement that an exposition would
be held, the greatest amount of
enthusiasm has been displayed by
business men throughout the city.
There Is every indication that the ex
position will be one of the biggest
features of the anniversary celebra
The Newark Industrial Manufac
turers and Trades Committee, have
decided to use the words, “Newark's
Exposition ot Newark Products, by
Newark Manufacturers,” on all their
advertisements to he used in the com
ing 250th anniversary. This phrase is
liable to be the slogan of the exposi
tion. One subscription was received
at the headquarters of tlie Committee
of One Hundred today. It was a do
nation of $10 from the Star Electrical
Supply Company.
M. E. Crawley Improves
Milton E. Crawley, secretary of the
Republican County Committee, who
was operated upon yesterday at the
Newark Private Hospital, was re
ported Improved today. The opera
tion proved successful, and, unless
complications set in, it is expected
Mr. Crawley will resume his duties
1 .within a short time. ___
Survivors Give No Additional
Information to U. S. Consul
at Alexandria.
Senator Stone Sees President
Again—White House Dis
courages Discussion.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6.—Ambassa
dor Penfleld cabled today he had pre
sented informally to the Vienna for
eign office the American govern
ment’s request for any information
on the destruction ol' the British
liner Persia, and at the time of fil
ing his dispatch had received no re
American Consul Garrels, at Alex
andria, reported that the affidavits he
has gathered from the Persia sur
vivors gave no more proofs that a
submarine torpedoed tiie liner or re
garding its nationality than were con
tained in his first dispatches.
Ambassador Penfleld was instructed
to ask the Austrian government in
formally for any Information it
might have on the Persia which
would develop the facts in the case
and help the American government
decide how the liner was destroyed.
Consul Garrels was Instructed to get
affidavits for the same purpose.
Ship Officers Only Authority.
So for the only actual statement
tending to prove that the ship was
torpedoed came from one of tlie offi
cers of the ship. He said he saw
what ho thought was the wake of a
torpedo. No submarine was seen at
any time.
Further dispatches front Ambassa
dor Penfleld are expected at the state
department probably late today and
at any event tomorrow. Meanwhile
other consular agents along the Med
iterranean coast are like Consul Gar
rels seeking further information.
Tiie absence of further definite ad
vices is holding the situation, so far
as any action by the United States is
concerned, at a standstill.
Chairman Stone, of the foreign re
lations committee, discussed the situ
ation with the president today and
talked of other questions expected to
come up at a meeting of the commit
tee tomorrow, particularly Senator
Fall's resolution for information on
the recognition of tiie Carranza gov
ernment and information on the Mex
1 ican question.
1 The president told Senator Stone no
additional information of importance
' had been received on the Persia inoi
| dent, and expressed the Itope that
until tiie government had formulated
its policy tiiere be as little discussion
las possible in the Senate.
Jiov. H. H. Salisbury, of this city,
(the Seventh Day Adventist missionary
i superintendent for India, who sailed
1 on the liner Persia from Marseilles,
is given up for lost, in a report which
the Peninsular and Oriental line has
transmitted to the American embassy
in London.
The report was transmitted today
to tiie state department.
Dr. Salisbury was born at Battle
Creek, Mich., in 1870.
Senators Simmons and Overman,
of North Carolina, asked President
Wilson today if any further informa
tion about the death of Consul Mc
Neely had been received. McNeely
was from North Carolina.
Tho president told them that no
(Continued on Page fl, Column 7.)
Improvement Association Votes
Approval of Choice of Com
mittee of One Hundred.
Tile Broad and Camp street site for
the Newark memorial building was
unanimously approved by llio Wee
qttahic improvement Association last
night. A resolution was introduced
by Walter C. Walsh to the effect that
tlie association recognised the efforts
of the memorial building committee
of the Committee of One Hundred
to secure a proper site and approved
tlto one chosen. • The vote on the reso
j lotion was unanimous.
! The meeting was held at St. Charles
Hall, at the corner of Custer and
J’eshine avenues. There was con
siderable discussion on the resolution.
Michael J. Tansey opposed it before
the vote.
President Martin L. Shaffer an
nounced the appointment of the fol
lowing standing committee for the
ensuing year: Park, playgrounds and
schools, William R. (’onion, Joseph
Sexton, Peter P. McAndrews: police
and fire protection, Thomas J. Man
ning, Walter Gulick and Joseph C.
Schott; transportation, William T.
Jennings, Joseph B. Rafter; streets
and highways, Walter C. Walsh, Wil
liam T. Jennings and Michael
Quigley; municipal affairs, George M
(Jaw, I. T. Sexton and Francis W.
Rowre; membership, Eugene J. Gillen,
Edward J. Ryan and Thomas Mc
It was decided to have the commit
tee on fire and police protection ap
peal to the lire commissioners for
the establishment of a fire company
in the Weequahic section.
Sixteen new members were ad
mitted to the association, which now
plays an important part in the affairs
of the city.
$100,000,000 War Credit
Voted by Bulgar Parliament
; By the Associated Press.
LONDON, Jan. 6, 7:20 a. in.—A war
credit of $100,000,000 was enthusiasti
cally approved by the Bulgarian Par
| llament, says a dispatch to the Times
j from Saloniki. All sections of the
| opposition voted with the govern
ment. _ ., _ __
WASHINGTON. Jail, ft.—A cold
wave prevailed today and will con- I
tinne tonight and Friday from the
MlNftihNippi river eahtward to the
Atlantic* count, the cold extending
southward toward the Gulf State**.
CHICAGO, Jan. 0.—The Middle
West awoke to the coldeet tempera
tures of the year today. Six above
aero was Chicago'* mark at 7 a. in.,
and the mercury was still going
Mr. Raymond Not Anxious to
Express Views on Feigen
span Withdrawal.
Evidently believing that the Eve
ning Star desired to ask some ques
tions hearing upon a mighty stale
! secret. Mayor Thomas L. Raymond
today succeeded in keeping out of
range from 10:3(1 o’clock to 2:30 o’clock.
Surrounded by an impregnable bar
rier, In the form of a battalion of
messengers and watchmen, the near
est The Star representative could ap
proach the mayor was to receive word
that "he will see you In just a
I minute.”
Along about 2:15 o’clock the report
er was Informed that he was next
alter Alderman Thomas J. Lee, Jr.
Hut in the meantime two or three
sandwiches arrived for the mayor's
lunch. They also had the foresight
to make an engagement, and after
this appointment was over The Star
I was then told it eotthl approach his
! honor.
Essex Judges Resort to Old
j English Statutes to Cover Em
ployers’ Liability Cases.
' ——_
Four decisions in cases under the
employers’ liability ael, three of them
involving the death of employes un
der unusual circumstance*, were filed
in the Essex County Court of Com
mon Fleas today by Judges William
F. Martin and Harry V. Osborne.
In two of the eases the employe was
burned to death and the courts, find
ing no similar cases under the New
Jersey law, had to follow decisions of
the English courts
In the third death ei se a man went
insane as the result of an accident
lo his head and while deranged com
mitted suicide. The court held in this
ease that the death was the direct re
sult of an accident arising out of
and in the course of the man’s em
ployment, and allowed compensation
for twelve weeks at the rate of J7.20
a week.
Tlie three petitioners in the cases
where death occurred were granted
compensation, the application of the
fourth petitioner, who was hurt being
turned down because ttie court could
not find that an accident did occur or
that, if it did, that it was the cause of
the injury complained of. in the three
cases" in which compensation was
allowed, the petitioners will get paid
weekly sums for at least six years *o
come. The decisions are likely to be
come leading ones in this State, on
the points involved.
By a coincidence each of the judges
had a case. In which the employe, a
girl in both cases, was burned to
death, and both quoted the same Eng- I
lish cases in making up their opin- i
ions. One of the girls was a servant, 1
who was trapped in her room on the '
fifth floor of an apartment house, and
the other was a stenographer working
on the fourth floor of a factory build
ing when lire broke out.
Lillian Blue Pinketi was the ser
vant girl who lost her life in a fire
in the Aldine apartments, Broad and
Lombardy streets, May 9, 1914. She
wus employed by Dr. Joshua W. Head
ad slept in a room on the fifth floor.
Judge Martin, quoting numerous
cases, decided that lier employment
was continuous, that is, twenty-four
hours a day, she being subject to call
at any time ami being required to stay
1 mi Hi** r»r#»misp.K.
Investigation Shows Society
Woman Was Shot a Week Ago
8prpiul to thr Evening Star.
GLADSTONE, Jan. (J.—An invest!- j
gation by County Detective Totten, |
connected with the Somerset county
prosecutor’s office, today disclosed the
fact that Mrs. Arthur Hagan, wife of
a New York broker and member of
the Essex Fox Hounds, herself an ex
1 pert rider, was wounded by a revolver
bullet New Year’s Eve near her home
Whether the wound was self-in
| flicted or otherwise is still a mystery,
and all facts of the shooting have
; been covered with an almost impene
trable cloak of secrecy. No one con
nected with the Hagan family will
discuss the subject. The investiga
tion was ordered by Prosecutor A. M.
Heckman following the hearing of
persistent rumors that a prominent
woman had been shot.
The wound is in the right side of
her chest. The facts gleaned by the
authorities to date lend credence to
the belief that Mrs. Hagan was not
#hot by. an assaiiiiat, ..
Test Ballot Shows Dele
gates of 3,000,000
Unionists Opposed.
' l
Parly Leader in Commons Will
Resign Rather Than Fight
Government. 1
By die I idled Pres*.
LONDON, Jan. 6.—That representa
tives of 3,000,000 English trade union
ists will adopt by a large majority
a resolution condemning conscription
was indicated on a test vote this aft
Delegates to the National Labor
Congress voted down by nearly four
to one a motion by J. A. Davis, of the
Brass Workers’ I'nion, to lend sup
port to a modified conscription bill,
forcing into service single men who
had not attested under the Derby re
cruiting scheme.#
The bill advocated by Davis was
almost identical with that, introduced
by the government yesterday, except
that it did not call for the enlistment
of widowers. The delegates voted it
down, 2,121,000 to 511,000, the ballots
representing the whole number of
workers the voting delegates repre
Henderson Threatens to Quit.
Arthur Henderson, president of the
Board of Education and leader of
the Labor party In the House of Com
mons, served notice on the Labor Con
gress today that if it decided that he
should oppose the government's com
pulsion bill he would refuse to ac
cept such decision, that he would im
mediately resign his seat In tht>
House of Commons and would ask his
constituents whether they indorsed his
action or not.
A resolution, protesting "in the
name of .>,000,non trades unionists’’
against compulsory enlistment, was
introduced by the executive commit
tee when the labor congress met to
The resolution was greeted with
I cries of approval from all parts of
i the hall. It contained expressions of
;regret that "the solidarity of the
I nation has been gravely imperiled,
and industrial and political liberty
menaced by* the attitude of the con
J. Hodge, labor member of Parlia
ment, in moving the adoption of the
resolution, vehemently denied that the
voluntary system of recruiting has
I been a failure. He declared nearly
ti.000,000 Britishers have voluntarily
answered their country’s call.
The resolution, however, declared
the sentiment of the congress that,
labor members of Parliament be per
mitted to vote according to their own
convictions. This feature was decid
edly pleasing to the eonseriptionists.
Nine hundred delegates, represent
ing 400 labor organizations, including
the most powerful unions in Great
Britain, were in their seats when the
meeting was called to order, to deter
mine labor’s attitude toward the con
scription policy of the government.
Belezates Are Outspoken.
Tiie majority of the delegates were
outspoken in opposition to any form
of conscription. One group had
drafted a resolution for presentation,
calling upon Arthur Henderson, labor
member of the Asquith ministry, to
resign at once.
Harry Gosling, trades union leader,
presided. Scattered about the ball
were a number of labor members of
pa rliainent.
Preceding introduction of the anti
conscription resolution, the executive
committee presented a lengthy re
port, emphasizing labor's "deep
rooted, traditional and uncompromis
ing hostility" toward conscription.
“This hostility cannot be outraged
(Continued on I’sxe 2. Column S.)
General Hamilton Declares Re
quest for Reinforcements of
50,000 Was Ignored.
By tli* l nil oil l»r*xs.
LONDON, Jan. 6.—Failure of the
British government to send the 50,000
reinforcements he had requested
caused the collapse of the Dardanelles
enterprise. General lan Hamilton as
serted in ills final report today.
The British commander made an
equally sensational disclosure con
cerning the reasons that led to his re
call ;ts commander-in-chief of the
British forces on Gallipoli peninsula.
“On October 11 Lord Kitchener sen*
r'e a message suggesting the possi
bility that we evacuate Gallipoli and
abandon the attempt to reach Con
stantinople,” said General Hamilton.
“I replied that it was unthinkable,
whereupon 1 was recalled from com
mand. When T reached London I was
informed that the government wanted
fresh, unbiased opinion from another
commander on the possibilities of an
early evacuation.”
Col. House, in London,
Sees Ambassador Page
By the Inited Press.
LONDON Jan. 6.—Colonel E. M.
House, courtdential envoy of President
Wilson, arrived here today and took
breakfast at the Ritz with Ambassa
dor Page. He will remain here a foft»
Bight, proceeding then to

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