The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, November 04, 1919, Page 1, Image 1

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Workers Hired as Experts Al
leged to Shoot Craps While
Sick Soldiers Wait Blue with
Cold at Camp Sheridan
Wilfl Negligence and Waste
Are Said to Have Been
Order of Day 1
CAMP SHERMAN, O., Nov. 3.-4
Charges that willful negligence oi
the part of steam' fitters employed
in the construction of the base hos
pital-at Camp Sherman resulted in
exposure for weeks to the ero wea
ther prevalent In October and all o
November. 1917, of sick soldiers
confined there, were' among the dis--
closures made before the congres
sional snb-commlttes by T Joseph
Poole, Chillicothe I contractor, .late
today. The evidence will be fol
lowed up to fix the responsibility for
the suffering of the men, according
to Chairman John C. McKenzie and
,ChIef. Examiner Roecoe C. McCullocli
of the committee. I , , I
' - Suffering Is Related
When sick soldiers were pinched
and actually blue to their finger tips
with the bitter i cold, steam fitters
supposedly fixing itbe wards with
Rteam heat were gambling and warm
ing' themselves over their gasoline
torches, Poole told the committee.
He asserted that th:? weather was rjo
cold the nurses wore furs,when thejy
tended the sick and doctors wore
. their tsheeprkin lined coats and the
patients had no heat whatever.
Poole.Vwho was employed by the
A. Bentley and Sons company of To
ledo, as a carpenter foreman at the
base hospital, characterized tile at
titude of th steam fitters as "dis
loyal" and as the 1 "worst" h had
ever seen. -- --- ......... . -
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-.' Games of chance were worked
among the men he declared, and two
or Hirer days every week somebody
would come around and navel the
men buy chances on automobiles,
wrb? watches and many other thing
he said.
Whon Poole testified that more
men were "idle thah were wortciiig
members of the committee lasked
him how he accounted to the employ
ment of the men who were not per
forming actual labor. "I have an
Idea that every one of thos men
meant sixty-six cents to Befatley
waa his reply. He insisted that
agent and foremen of the Bentlejy
company ''did know of idleness.
When he pleaded with "stra -r
bosses to let him discharge some df
the men in his gang, he said they told
them to put tbsm to "doing some
thing, let them clean up around the
barracks." He asserted that it wis
generally known among the men that
the foreman did not have the author
ity" tO: discharge workmen.
Mudboles In tha cantonement
roads were filled by dumping wagon
loads of coal and trnckloads of lum
ber in them, according to witnesses.
They also asserted that good lumber
in enormous quantities was burned
In th canal bed. ; George A. SheJ4
man, earpenter, said be saw a pib?
of lumber covered ; fully an acre of
ground burned and that to his know
ledge 20 carloads of lumber were
wasted. -!: '
A try square, fonr foot rule and a
lead pencil were all the tools furn
ish John Walker "with which to do
rough carpenter work, the witness
testified. He told of 60 men work
Ing three days to build a bathhouse
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A keg of nails, worth perhaps 4
was hauled around for a full day at a
cost to the government of $8.25 for
labor by Chrl Ault, a teamster, Ann
Canada to Hold, up Public
fork Until Loan h Made
VANCOUVER. Bl C Nov. 3. Sir
Henry Dravtm. federal minister of
finance, Informed a delegation of the
Jwsl hoard of tradfj this afternoon
hat nothing would be done any
where In Canada in the matter of
expenditures on ' public works until
the success of the victory loan was
Cay W. Talbot to Undergo
Operation in Chicago Today
PORTLAND,' Nov. 3. Word wac
received here today! that Guv WT. Tal
Wt,. president of the Psrtland Gas
nd Coke company.: who is III in Chi
fv80 : undergo an operation
"er tomorrow. His condition for
ometime past has been considered
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Judgment Tor $.100 damages waa
Riven James A. Murray, eastern
baseball umpire, in the suptrior
court here today in his suit
against Thomas Kennedy, mc.
picture actor, for assault during
the post season, series between St.
Paul and Vernon baseball teams.
Although Mr. Murray and Mr.
Kennedy. J had a e; reed to a cash
settlement the umpire Insisted
that his suit should be filed in
regular order and a Judrni nt -en
that he might "go back east
vindicated of any charges of row
dyism, which only a court judg
ment could do." -
Johnson to Quit to Enter Pri
vate Business is Reason
. Given to Mayor
Baker Declares Record Ex
cellent No Reply From
Possible Successor
PORTLAND, Or., Nov. 3. Nels F.
Johnson, chief of police f Portland,
since thr? beginning of the adminis
tration of Mayor . George Baker, an
nounced his resignation today,; giv
ing as a reason his desire to enter
private business.
Mayor Baker at once accepted the
resignation, and announced that he
had tendered the position to Dow
V. Walker, manager of the Multno
mah club who is now in Minneapo
lis attending the national meeting of
the American Legion, with which he
Ip identified. No reply has, been re
ceived Tram Walker tonight. '
Johnson's administration as chief
has come in for some public criti
cism extending over a year past, and
at various times reports were spread
that' his resignation was imminent.
IMayor Baker declared tonight that
he considered Johnson to have made
a most excellent record as chief.
McKenie Out of Banks at
Eugene Due to Heavy Rain
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EUGENE, Or., Nov. 3. Heavy
rains during the past two days have
caused the Willamette rivers and
McKenzie rivers to rise, rapidly. This
afternoon the McKenzie was almost
out of its banks and the water in
the Wilamette is at a ; height of 10
feet above the low water mark to
night and still rising.' Snow that
had fallen In the Cascade mountains
and foothills is melting rapidly un
der the influence of a warm Chinook
Automobile Salesman Dies
From Injuries From Smash
. OREGON CITY, Or., Nov. 3 L. C.
Smith, a Portland salesman, was so
badly hurt when an automobile he
was driving was struck by a trolley
car near here today that he died soon
after being taken to a hospital. Man
rice A. Fox, another salesman who
accompanied him, was also badly
hurt, but it wa3 said he might re
cover. The accident occurred at' a
grade crossing.
Clemenceau to Make Last
Political Speech of Life
PARIS Nov. 3.- Premier Clemen
ceau tomorrow in Strasbourg, Alsace
will deliver what probably will be
the last great political speech of nis
career. In it he Is expected to out
iin the eovernmenfs program In
the approaching parliamentary elec
M. Clemenceau left Paris tonight
Pare Speech Program Is ,
Held at High Schoo
For the furthering of "Better
Speech WeeV which is observed all
over the nations in school this week
th- Fa l em hi school held tts first
rental f smblv yesterday afternoon
n the hleh school auditorium, it
wi In fie nature of a student bodv
Hnr and was under the direction of
Professor Davidson, professor of m"
ei fn ih hifh school. Principal X
f! Vels-n nnd tbe student body pris
Mem, Ralph Wilson. talVM to the
students on the subject. The verses
In th sones used were written es
nooiallv- for Ihr meet'ne bv Lncllle
Wstioek. Audra Bunch, and Ralph
Hamilton. ' . ' "
Another Mndent h-w'v meeting for
the same purpose wtll be held vved
nol nnd another T:iursdav. Th
art department of the sechoo i. also
making posters and cartoons on ine
Effort to Fix Date for Roll
Call on Ratification Proes
Futile Despite Prolonged
Debates in Senate
Parliamentarians (Puzled As
to Effect of Defeat of
f Resolution
WASHINGTON. Nov. 3. Further
indications that the peace treaty
fight may lead to a continuing dead
look developed today while the 'sen
ate leaders were trying in vain to
fix a definite date for a roll tall on
Administration senators, suggest
ing that the Tinal vote be taken this
week indicated a purpose to oefeat
ratification by combining with the
treaty's irreconcilable opponents
should the reservations adopted by
the foreign relations committee be
written Into the ratification resolu
tion under senate rules was brought
nto question by ths Republican lead
who had predicted that even If such
a resolution got consideration, it too
would be voted down. -
Debate Futile
An hour' of debate on tha question
got no where and the senate wnt
back to Its consideration of the
treaty amendpients. It may reach a
vote tomorrow -on that by Senator
LaFollette to strike out the labor
provisions and then, unless some
new plan is devised to hasten action.
other amendments and a long list of i
proposed reservations will be taken
up under the tedious dule of. unlim
ited debate. !
The administration proposal for p
vote this week was prevented by Sen
ator Hitchcock after he had blocked
one by Republican Leader Lodge
calling for a final vot.j on November
12.; A final vote on that date de
clared Mr. Hitchcoc arter he bad
blocked one by Republican Leader
Lodge calling for a final vote on No
vember 12. A final vote on that data
declared Mr. Hitchcock, would mean
that the only opportunity for a show-,
down on ratification must come on
resolution drawn up by the troa-
tles enemies and contrining reseiva
tlons unacceptible to the to thet ad
ministration senators.
Lodge Blocks Administration
Mr. Lodge, in turn, blocked the ad
ministration program, which Bhould
have provided for a vote Thv.rsday
on the committee resolution with lu
reservations and would have left Fri
day and Saturday for consideration
of any compromise resolution agreed
on by the Democrats and the "mild
reservation" Republicans. To open
the way for such a move after x rat
ification vots had been taken would
mean upsetting the senate rules en
tirely. Mr. Lodge declared, addin
that if the treaty's friends voted
mittee reservations th; would place
the treaty "in grave danger."
Although Senator Hitchcock did
not definitely announce it his in
tention to help vote down the com
mittee resolution, he argued thr.t
such a course, followed by presen
tation of a compromise measure
would be logical and fair. Support
ing this stand. Senator Pittman. Ne
vada, another Democratic member
of the committee, said he never
would vote for the treaty If the com
mittee reservations went In.
Parliamentarian Puzzled
Senate parliamentarians said there
was no precedent to throw light on
the question of whether dereat or
the committee resolution would be
a final rejection of the treaty or
would leave the way open for offer
ing other ratification proposals. Sen
ators Lodge and Hitchcock conferred
with Vice President Marshall later
and It was said a parliamentary bat
tle undoubtedly would develop when
the ratification stage is reached. .
Excessive Truck Loading
To Be Stopped in County
At a session of the county court,
tomorrow the matter of the preserva
tion of county roads will be given
consideration by the commissioners.
Friday, November 7. is Good
Roads day and a special session will
be held in the county court room at
the court house, tbe purpose of which
will be to adopt regulations limiting
the loading of trucks which travel
on the county roads. There have
been manv complaints that commer
cial and other trucks are destrovlne
the roads by excessive overloading.
This problem has been encoun
tered In other counties. A recent
report on record shows that one Ore
gon county arrested 11 violators of
this traffic provision and Imposed
fines. Judge Rushey said ye&lerdav
that trnck drivers, owners and all
others Interested were invited to at
tend tbe meeting.
Alleging that the State Poult ry
association, which has headquar
ters in the Corbett building. Port
land, is selling certain products at
extremely excessive costs, and that
it U attempting to operate on the
reputation of another association,
Charles W. English, of the Better
Business bureau of Portland, has
written a letter of qomplaint to
Attorney General Brown.
The concern is said to be selling
a certain spray product used as
lice killer at $12 a gallon, and
making many sales. This spray
was sent to the state chemist at
Corvallis for analysis, and Mr.
English) declares It is found to be
common sheep dip' valued from
$1.75 to $2 a gallon. It is said
there Is no law on the Oregon Stat
ute books through which the com
pany can be. prosecuted.
Equipment of Buildings Most
Modern Type With Big
Floor Space
Concern Under Jurisdiction of
United States Government
Inspection ,
The valley Packing company, a
combination of the Steusloff and the
Cross interests of Salem, has' fixed
the date for its opening as January
1. The new building on the Pacific
highway, near the north city limits
of Salem, has beep completed and
equipped and is the first modern
;meat packing plant in the state out-,-slde
of Salem.- The cost of the plant
complete will be approximately
$17.".000. ,
' The main building is 2'.i feet
square an1 three sto:1es high, con
structed of concrete Trus-con steel
There is a full basement In addition
Jo the throe floors. The total floor
space is 25.500 square feet, with
three modern smoke houses. There
are six coolers with four and five-
inch cork Insulation. Throughout
the building is an automatic refrig
erating system. The plant Is further
equipped with an independent water
plant, and a Kcwanee water air pre
sure system has Iwt-n installed with
a capacity of 100 gallons a minute
All the machinery in the plant Is
modern, including ttn AUbrisht Nell
hog dehalring and polishing ma
chine. For the comfort of employes
np-to-date conveniences have boen
In addition to the main building,
connecting with a concrete viaduct.
Is a modern two-story tank, render
ing ard boiler room 3Cx24 feet, of
the same construction as the main
i A complete system of stofkyards
and hog pens' have ben bjlil in con
junction with the plant, ith tfc-i
.floors all of concrete and drained to
The plant w.ll be under the Juris
diction of Unitt-d States government
inspection. The Valley Packing
company's capital stock Is $200,000.
The Incorporators are F. W. Steus
loff. president: W. M. Steusloff. vice
president; Curtis B. Cross; secretary
and treasurer, and A. N. Bush.
As a part of its ohlijration
to discharged soldiers the lo
cal Home Service Section is
expected not only to act as
a clearing house for all com
munications with the Bureau
of War 'Rule Insurance, Inii
to -establish cordial relation
ship with all other agencies J
in tl.e coiiirminit v In a state-
ment. Ward Ilonsiill, head of I
the Ilureau of Information
at National Headquarters
says: "It is important that
Our Home Service Sections
should not he content with
the recent mlr of the War
the reeen
I Risk Insi
I ignating
n su r a ne Bureau des-
the Red t ross as
the official organist ion
through whom complaints
and requests should le pre
sented to the Bureau. The
obligation rests upon each
Home Service Section to of-
i fer Red Cross Service to ev-
cry other organization' in the J
community which deals with J
I soldiers, anl. to make every
effort to establish such eor
J dial relationships that not
t fnly ifriction may !be pre
J vented but a mutual hasis of
co-operation mar be estal-
Feeling Strong That Miners
Will Be Prevailed Upon to
Return to Work Before Sunday-Developments
Entire Situation Lacks in Dis
order Protection Assur
ance Renewed
WASHINGTON. Nov. 3. Official
Washington was firm in the belief
toniKht that the end of the coal
strike was near.
There waa nothing definite or
tangible in the way of actual devel
opments to Justify this hopeful view.
Dut everywhere the reeling prevailed
that Influences were being brought
to bear to have the strikers, num
bering more than 400.000 retain to
Confidential reports to the depart
ment of justice from Its agents in
the coal fields were said to show
many deflections from the ranks or
the strikers. Some reports said that
large numbers ot idle miners bad de
clared they wanted lo return to work
but were, afraid.
Protection U AftaamL.
Officials reiterated that adequate
protection would be given. Scatter
ed reports from the fields, includ
Ing 2s states, showed the first breaks
In the ranks ot organized labor In
Wes Virginia and Colorado. Advic
es to Washington headquarters or
the operators said that all non-union
mines were working to fall capacity
ana tqrntng out considerably more
coal than on Saturday.
Some of the operators' reports said
that union men had gone to work in
non-union mines and that there was
growing sentiment that tbe men
theniVerw s should have bad the right
to vote on the strike.
' This Information, to m large ex
tent, was in lien with that received
by the government, especially as to
deflections. Officials said the strik
ers realized public sentiment was
against them and some labor leaders
also were taking this view.
fritlM llefore Sunday, Outlook.
Attorney General Palmer handling
the main end ot the government's
cae. went to Pennsylvania tonight,
reeling.' It is said, that the crisis
might be over before Sunday, tbe
day on which the temporary Injunct
ion restraining the officers of the
miners' organization rrom activity
was made returnable. Asked what
the government would do that day,
an official said:
We will not cross that bridge un
til we get there."
Tbe tact that no disorder was re
ported anywhere by department of
Justice agents' was taken aa a good
sign that conditions were hopeful
and that the miners realized It was
ft time ror sobor thought and actlon.jeelvlng the principal fa lamp sum or
CHICAGO. Nor. J. Today .' the
rirst real test day In the nation-wide
strike of bituminous coal miners,
passed without a break of any con
sequence In the general cessation of
production, despite tbe Inactivity of
the leaders of tbe United Mine Work
ers of America because ot the gov
ernment's, restraining order.
During the day there was a fur
ther movement of troops Into affect
ed areas, although only one minor
disturbance was reported.
Although there was a report that
a break among union miners had oc
curred in the northern West Virgin-
la fields, where. It. was said IS mines!
were in operation, miners and oper
ators alike asserted that the produc
tion of sort coal was paralyzed. K
also was reported that some union
miners resumed work In one Colo
rado mine when operators and union
officials agreed upon a settlement
whereby operator would make such
wage increase as were later made
effective in the eastern fields.
Non-union mine In Pennsylvania
and West Virginia were In operation
today' with almost the usual working
forces. Inion leaders admitted that.
because of the restraining order, they
were doing nothing to Induce non
union workers to walk out. In Ohio.
live or six stripping companies were
With approximately 425.000 min
ers Idle, according to union leaders
claims, conceded by most ot tbe op
erators, consumers were beginning
to feel the ettects of the strike
Thousands of cars or coal were being
confiscated by tbe federal railroad
administration, a lew schools were
closed In remote places, and In
number of communities water and
electric companies were affected
Original "Strangler" Lewis
Is Dead After Long Illness
MADISON, Wis.. Nov. 3. Evan
Lewis, former champion heavyweight
wrestler, ami the original "Stran
gler" Lewis, died at DodgevlJle. Wis.,
today after an illness of two year.
I Lewis who" was "S years old. retired
from the matt SO years ago.
EACH IS GIVEN $721,317
NEW YORK. Nov. 2. The two
youns sons by the svond mar
riage or Alfred G. Vanderbllt. who
lost his !ifia the sinking or the
LustUnla. were made the rUber
today by $721.31? rich, through
the' filing in the deputy state con
troller' office of a supplemental
r-tort by the appraiser of th es
tate. I nder the will .the two ho)s,
Alfred. 9. and George, 4. divide
$10,000,000 on the death or their
mother. In adlition lo the-truat
rand. The total etate waa valued
at $21,381,400.
Service Men "Make It Snap-
. py" at Well Attended
Regular Meeting
Armistice Day, Dance To Be
Big Event "Come and
Bring Girl
Passing on 14 points of public pol
icy and legislation and on each of
them yoiclng Its opinions ia no un
certain terms. Capital Post No. 9,
American Legion at lu regular meet
ing last night expressed its views for
the guidance of the national conven
tion which Is to be held at Minneap
olis November 11. The meeting was
by tar tbe 11 vest and best attended
the post haa held, every seat In the
Commercial clab audltorlam being
taken and everybody apparently eag;
er to "mitt It snappy. They suc
ceeded. BJC Army Not liked.
The post emphatically Is - not In
favor or large standing army or
universal training and when tbe
question of foreign language news
papers was put the men shouted with
one voice "No. But If there must
be foreign language publications the
post favors that parallel paragraphs
or the foreign language and English
be used.
On military policy the post favors
a small standing army with a well
organized and equipped national
guard la Preference to all other .ys-
terns. ii WTon wun equal imor
restrictive Immigration applied to all
nations, strict naturalization laws
and urges that Immigrant be re
quired to apply for citizenship with
in a specified time following their
arrival In the United States. Tbe
post favors additional bonus ror ser
vice men such as Is contemplated by
legislation now pending; It favors
constructive policy and Immediate re
lief ror disabled service men; It fa
vors preference to service men la
acquiring public lands and of the fi
nancial assistance to them la the
form of long term loans on home
building and farm purchases. Tbe
ost favors a liberal and efficient sys
tem of vocational, training for ser
vice men and tbe amendment of the
war risk Insurance policy so that tbe
beneftelarv mar have ontlon of re
In monthly payments.
I The Immediate denotation of all
anti-government aliens and the com-
plete Investigation of army prison
camps and punishment for unjust
treatment, are strongly urged by tbe
Klamath Falls post was supported
la the stand It ha taken for the
opening or Klamath Lake land to
settlement rather than to lease them
to a corporation.
iMnrer TUum Proem .
rians for the Armistice Day dance
November 11. were talked over and
It soon simmered down to one sea
tence ot Instruction to tbe member
ship. That sentence l "Come and
bring a girl or more than one If you
can." The dance will be free to all
service men and women and to their
women friends.
The Cherrlans and Commercial
clubs and Business Men's league of
fered their services to tho post In
making Armistice day a succee and
the post tendered Its appreciation
The dance Is the only thing tbe post
has on its program ot celebration
and alt efrort will be spent ori the
one activity. Tbe organizations have
been Invited to attend the dance as
spectators, but the . dancing Is re
served for servlry men and women
and their friend
It was made clear that those at
tending tbe ranco may appear in uni
form or civilian clothes as they wish.
The dance will be strictly Informal la
every way. ' - " .
Dr. W.- Carlton Fmlth will attend
the national convention-In Minneap
olis as a state delegate accord in te
announcement made at the meeting.
Tbe post now has nearly 00 mem
bers and there are large numbers of
applications being received every
day. Buttons and receipts ror thoe
who have paid but have not received
them will go forward la a few days,
according to announcement made at
the meeting.
Eggs Retail at 97 Cents
in San Francisco Markets
. SKATTLK. Nov. 3. Eggs r tailed
at many stores In Seattle today at
47 cents per iloien. sal J to be tbe
hlchest price In the history of the
rlty. One store quoted some if its
eggs at fl. '
Mayor Wilson Wins Conten
tion Against Efforts of Po
lice Committee, and Busi
ness Men's Representatives
Spirited .Tilt Takes Place
With Wilson, Utter and '
Vandevort Leading
By reinforcing bis arguments with
a written opinion from City Attorney
Macy anl citations from the city
charter. Mayor Otto II. Wllua waa
able to win out last eight over tho
police committee ot the city council
and committee from the Salem llas-
Iness men's league who made battle
ror retention or the two ot fleer re
cently added to the Salem police
force. As the situation stands the
two men are bo longer oa the force
and presumably wilt be dropped from
the payroll today. The officers are
Mortitt and Can lard.
Alderman Utter tried to badrer
Mayor Wilson Into declaring himself
pnbliclr as to whether he ravers in
creasing; the force. The mayor re
fused to answer the question, merely
asserting that he believed In a better
grade of men for the positions now
authorized and -that be would ad
here strictly to the elty chaier.
which, he asserted, would not admit
ot additions to the force btiae the
estimate In the 191 budget does not
contemplate more ruu and that the
funds cannot t- nd to pay them
without violation ut the charter.
The opinion of City Attorney Macy
beld that the selection or the two
additional officers by Chief Varne?
and Acting Mayor Halvcrvn upon
authority of the council ia the re
cent absence ot Mayor Wilsoa waa
Titer Haled Down.
Utter started the proceedings by"
moving that the council proceed to
elect two additional policemen, ex
Md , L rVandevort second
plaining mat the previous action bad
t v. .-. v. . v . .
out of order.
The courtesr of the floor waa ex
tended to D. J. Fry a representa
tive or the bail ness men and he
pleaded ror retention or the uta on
the rorce.
With some difficulty Utter obtain-
ed the Poor after Macys opinion had
been read, the mayor attempting to
squelch him by repeating that -there
Is no motion before tbe house. Ut
ter Insist on tbe privilege ot speak
ing ana itaaiiy was recognized.
appreciate the opinion ot the
city attorney.- said Utter, "but why
didn't he tell us this tour weeks ago?
lie has sat there as city attorney for
four years and should to able to tell
us the things whea they are need
The police cuestlon dropped and
the council went ahead with other
business, but, at an opportune Junc
ture Vandevort moved that two ex
tra police me a be elected. 4
Vamlevort Shows Flg,ht.
"Under the opinion of the elty at
torney I shall have to rule you out
of order." the mayor answered.
I want to bear that opinion read
again." thundered Vandevort. "I am
getting tired of this camouflage. I
bold that we are entirely within our
The opinion was read again.
"That applies only to our previous
action," averred Vandevort.
"lt applies now." retorted Wilson,
"for the estlmaie In our budget Is
about used up and to put the two
additional men on tho payroll would
be a violation of the ordinance. I
rule you, out ot order."
W. M. Hamilton waa extended tha
floor a a representative of the busi
ness men and requested that the conn
clr authorize the city attorney to
bring In a report at the next meeting
a to how the question could come
up la legal form. City Attorney
Mary conferred with the mayor and
the latter announced that Macy was
ready to give that Information then
and there.
lay or IVflee Oprltlom.
"It you want more men ia the de
partment." added the mayor, "you
can get a new charter or a new may
or. Aa long as I am mayor I will
follow the charter as closely as pos
sible." Giving the desired Information Mr.
Macy said that after January 1 It
would be a simple matter to add men
to the department, "simply by pro
viding for them In the budret. I
know ot no way In which It can be
done now."
At this Juncture Utter bogan to
I prod the mayor.
"Do you believe in a larger force?"
he Inquired.
"I believe In a better grade of men
than we bate. nit.-- red the mayor.
I have taUted wK'j many bulnes
men and have not found one or them
who favors Increasing the force."
"We have a crowd of them rlcht
here tonight." Interrupted Vande
vort. "They are the first ones I have
seen. declared the mayor.
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