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, .WASHINGTON PARTY,
I DEAKYNE CHARGES
-4. if f
Forecasts JJissolution ot
Political Organization Un
less Control .Is Wrested
' From Flinn-Van Valken-
' burg Combination.
Th direct charge Hint tho Fllnn-Van
v.lkenburff machine is strangling the
svUlngton party In Pennsylvania by
' . .mister political jugglery was
A this afternoon by William F. Dea
?e until May tho treasurer of the
SoHngton party county committee.
i, institution of Vance C. AtcCdrmlck
J ' WlHam Draper Lewis ns the Hull
vmi nominee for governor was chnrac
... n. a deliberately planned sell-out
t the party to benefit the Interests of
h leader8- me aiBu""'" .. .. , ,
this State was forecasted unless the
wlnn-Van Valkenburg control can be
thrown oft promptly by the better ele-
"It.. .(artlnir revelations of tho Inner
roxhlnston party deals, made by Richard
m Qua?. 01 i-uwuu,8". " i....
.. .. tmt.tc Ledoer this morning, Mr.
DeAkyne said, prompted him to give ex
Session to tho feelings which for a
Jong "we h hns re'ra'ncd from making
""Mr" Quay," he added, "has' voiced the
ntlmentfl 0f thousands of Progressives
In Eastern Pennsylvania, and so well
1 - . tAe0rl nlth his onen break that
Jcnt him a telegram of congratulation
EVENING- tBDaBBPHIIiAPtoPHlA THTJRSCDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, lPJUy,
t - .-.-.. .., -,i ' - " ' .,..,.-. i ,..., T, - ... , .. ... - 1 .- m i-nil i i i . (iifiiflni iHT'P
after t "had read his statement in this
morning's Public LKooRn."
Mh Deikyne declared that, although
he was bitter as any man would bo
who had been sold out, still Ills doml
hnnt feeling In the matter was one of
sadness and regret that men like Fllnn
and Van Valkenburg, who until a jcar
ago all believed sincere, had stooped to
prostitute a movement sprung from the
noblest sentiments of Its followers.
Joining the Washington Party in 1912,
Mr, Deakync hns been Identified with the
movement since. Officially only did he
sever his connection on May 14, 1914, when
he resigned from tho treasurershlp of tho
Washington Party County Commllteo and
from the treasurershlp of the Progressive
League. As one of tho prime financial
backers of ho movement In this city Mr.
Deakync gavo tho party tho use of the
property at 213 South Broad street In the
last campaign. He also turned 1421
Chestnut street over to the Committee of
One Itundrtd for a mailing department.
In 1912 ht also furnished tho head
"The rehabilitation of tho Washington
partj," he declared today, "rests with
Mr. Quay. In him all sincere l'rogres
slves have confidence. We arc only wait
ing for hlrn to sound tho call, and e will
rally to his standard and lay the founda
tions of a new, a reaf and sincere Pro
gressive party In Pennsylvania Should
he not do this and should the rule of the
Fllnn-Vnn Valkenburg Organization bo
allowed to continue, tho days of tho
Washington party In this State are num
bered." "The duplicity of Mr. Van Valkenburg
camo to my nttontlon early. But It was
not until very recently that 1 coultl bo
convinced that Mr. Fllnn wbb In the samo
self-seeking, politically corrupt class
More than a year ago I had William
Wllhelm, of Pottsvllle, bring Mr. Fllnn
Into my office that I might lay before
him somo of tho under dealings of Mr.
"When nothing resulted from my ex
posures I wondered why. Now I know.
It Is, because Fllnn and Van Valkenburg
represent the same Interests, and ever
since the Inception of the Washington
party they have been seeking nothing ex
cept to advance their personal Interests."
LUKE DILLON'S SON
PAYS WITH LIFE FOR
Succumbs to Illness Aggra
vated by His Labor Fol
lowing Irish Patriot's Re
lease From Canadian Jail.
Bobert Ummett Dillon gave up his life
today at the Hahnemann Hospital, a sac
rifice to the love and admiration ho bore
for his father. Bobert Emmett Dillon
was a son of Luke Dillon, tho Irish
patriot, who left his home nnd friends
In this city mote than fourteen years
ago and went to Canada with two other
men, where ho dynamited the Wetland
Canal locks to prevent the Dominion from
sending troops to fight against the Boers.
Last, July the elder Dillon v.as released
as the result of years of effort by his
friends. His son had been bedridden for
necks with an Intestinal complication.
Against tho advice of his physician and
the pleadings of his family he got up
and went to Atlantic City to take part
In a family reunion In honor of his father.
Two weeks later Bobort Ummett Dillon
camo to his homo at 2231 South Hom
berger street and was put back to bed.
Excitement had kept htm on his feet at
the shore, but when ho returned ho col
lapsed. Since that tlmo ho had been
growing steadily weaker About two
weeks ngo It was decided that to save his
llfo it would be necessary to perform an
operation and he was taken to tho
After tho operation Dillon failed to
rally and this morning he died. His
body was taken to the home of his white-
haired hither, at 1412 Bouth Thirteenth
Fourteen years In prison had foiled to
break the spirit of Luke Dillon, but when
the, body df his son was brought home
today he bowed his head. The shock was
more terrible to him than the sentence of
life imprisonment passed on him fourteen
Four brothers, n slBtcr, the mother, a
wife and two children survive, besides
the father. The mother Is now 00 jears
old. She also Is white haired. Site has
recovered her husband anil lost her son.
Luke Dillon went to Atlantic City last
July following his release from the
Kingston Penltrntlary for the same rea
son that prompted him when he gave n
fictitious name nt the time of IiIe ariest
fourteen .jears ago to shield his family
from publicity. He made nrrnngments
by telegram to meet his wife and chil
dren at a hotel he remembered having
visited. When he got to Atlantic City he
found tho hotel was no longer there, It
hod been removed to make way for Im
provements. The wife and chlldicn for hours
searched the city for the husband and
father. They met by accident. Bobert
Emmett Dillon then Btarted out to do
everj thing In his power to moke his
father forget his long jears in Jail. Ho
took him on his first nutomoblle ride,
walked with him for houis about tho
city, and listened to the oldninan tell
again and again of his attempted exploit
SON WEAKENED BY DEVOTION.
The result was that young Dlllnn weak
ened himself beyong hope of recovery.
After Luke Dillon Wns arrested, In 1900,
the family knew nothing of his where
abouts for years. He wrote to his wife
from tho penitentiary, told her of his
life sentence, nnd suggested that ns she
would never see him again It would be
as well to mourn him as dead. The chil
dren never knew their father was nllvc
until they hnd grown up.
In his parly manhood It 'was the ambi
tion of the young man who died today to
search for his father He of all the chil
dren and fi lends of tho family never be
lieved the patriot was dead
The funeral will be held next Monday
morning with service in the Annunciation
Catholic Church, and Interment will lo
nt Holy Cross Cemeterj. Dertnlte plans '
have not yet been made, but tt h prob
able that a delegation of the Clan-na-Gael
-will attend the services arid follow tho
body to the grave. This organization
has much Id do with obtaining the re
lease of Luko Dillon from tho Canadian
Itobett Emmet Dillon was 35 years old
FOREIGN ATTACHMENT WRITS
Two Actions Brought Against George
Brooks & Son Company.
The Central Trust and Savings Com
pany In Court of Common Pleas No. 1,
today Issued a writ of foielgn attachment
against George Brooks A Son Co., In
which ball wns fixed at M2,V)7.42, and the
Third National Hank and the United
States Fidelity nnd Guaranty Company,
weto summoned na garnishees.
A similar attachment nlso was Issued
.nnlM. tlrnnlra J& Rnn Cn hi. A. nilffpt
ft Sons In this ense the ball was fixed
at ?o2,005.0, nnd the same Institutions
were summoned as gnrnl'hce.s. The coun
sel In the caso was Dickson, Beltler &.
FAMILY ABSENT, HOUSE ROBBED
Germnntown Home of George H.
Myers Ransacked During Vacation.
Bobbers entered the hbme of George H.
MyerB, retired, T0" Anderson street, Gcr
mnntown some time during the last three
weeks while the family was absent. Be
turnlng from a vacation, Mr Mers found
everything In tho house In gicat fon
fusion, numerous articles having been
stolen, Including a string of pearls, a dia
mond ring and $20 in cash. The total
value of the goods tnken Is nbotlt JIM.
On examination of the premise", a win
dow was found open, through which tho
Error Results In Broken Leg.
Mrs. Mnry Schmidt, of Fourth and
Cnmbrla stroPts, thought she was on the
Hist floor instead of the second this
morning, and, according td tho police,
stepped out of a second-stni v window
She wns found on the sidewalk h Police
man Mills, of the Front and Westmore
land stieets station. He ent hei to the
Episcopal Hospital. Her right leg wa
CHARLES A. MEDRER
BY INHALING GAS
Wealthy Philadelphia Man
ufacturer, Retired, Found
Dead in Kitchen of Home
CharlPB A. Meiirer, 60 jears old, of
Plfllnbrook and Majile avenues, Wyncote,
a wealthy rptlred Philadelphia manufac
turer, prominent In Masonic circles, com
mitted Biilclde today nt his home by In
haling Illuminating gas. He Is believed to
have been tempoiarlly deranged as a re
sult of 111 health nnd other worries.
A two-hour battle was mude by a
plijslcl.ui and a tun so from the Ablngton
Mcmotlal Hospital with a pulmotor to
save Mr Meuter's life, but In vain. The
body was discovered In the kitchen of
the homo shortly before 7 o'clock this
morning by seivonts, who notified mem
beis of the family.
Mr. Meuicr hnd closed all tho doors
and windows and tunipd on tho Jets of
the gas tange He then sat down In a
chair be'lde the range. When he was
found his head had dropped over one of
the open Jets. The loom was filled with
For Rome months Mr. Meurer had been
111, but, so far as enn b 'earned, he had
given no Indication of an Intention to
end his life. The llrBt Inkling of the
suicide was received at the hoplt.i by
telephone at 7 o'clock this morning Dr.
Ppruse, the resident plnslrlnn, and a
nurse hurried to the Meurei home In
the ambulance with a pulmotor. They
worked nvei the bcd. until 9 10 o'clock
and then gavn up th attempt
Mr Meuier had hpen ntthe In the rom
mun!t life of Wvnrntc and was one of
the most wldelj known iesklent of the
a if t
phtce. The family heme H one M tha
finest at "Wyneote. Mr Meurer retired
from business ten years Ago
He leaves a widow nTnd two daughters,
one of whom Is the wife of Frank A
Harrlgan, an attorney with offices In
the Franklin Bank Building, Mr. Har
rlgan Is Democratic reorganization lender
In Montgomery County.
BOY IS CHIEF WITNESS
His Story Leads Magistrate to Hold
Two for Shooting Girl.
Twelve-year-old Thomas Polombo today
told a story to Magistrate Benshaw that
resulted In John Bartelle and Anthony
Matim being held In $1000 ball each for
the nllegpd shooting nf 12-year-old Yetta
Grepman. the hoy's plavmate, on August
21 lat at Fifth nnd Montrose streets.
Bartelln and Matlra, said by the police
to be lendcr.1 ot two warring gangs In
thnt section, are charged with having
participated In a row In which bricks,
knives ami revolvers vvpre ued At least
two shots were filed. One of the bullets
Htruk Yetta nnd slip l In the Pennsyl
vania Hnspltnl In a serlou condition
Polhmbo lives nt 400 Montrose street
nnd Yettn. nt 418 Carpenter street Thev
whip tnndlng on the sldewmrt when the
all ged gangsters rounded the corner nnd
the shots Were fired The boy told Mag
istrate Benshaw h saw n revolver in
thl linml nf one man but thit they were
scurftltig nnd he rould not Identify hlni
Policeman Settn nlo testified tint the
men udmltted thp were fighting and that
a gun had been used.
AUTOIST IS TINED 150
Ran Down Woman and Dlrl Not Stop,
John Maxwell, of no1) Polst street, Cam
den, held since last Sundav on charges
of manslaughter and violating automobile
laws, was this morning fined $110 nnd
costs by Justice of the Peace Huett
After tunning down Mrs Emma Detnels
bfck while driving at tremendous speed
nil White Horse pike ns testified by
Charles Pedlctee. motor vehicle inspector.
Maxwell failed to stop his machine.
Jill MML yim Jill
C1 mit latMW Mntmwta hMMNMMMF wummM'ml
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PRAISED BY FORT
Special Minister to Republic
Says Reconstruction Is Be
ing Effected and Honest
Election Will Follow.
SPRING LAKE, N. J., Sept. 17.-DecUr-In?
that President Wilson's plin for the
pacification of the dominlean people and
the reconstruction of the government hnd
worked out splendidly nnd that a new
era. stretched out before the population
1th the approaching elections in Octo
ber, Governor John Franklin Fort, tho
'ipeclal minister sent by the President on
the conciliatory mission, today told
briefly of his work In bringing together
the warring factions.
With tho provisional government headed
ty Ranou Bnez pledged to see that the
October elections are held honestly under
the observation of the United States and
with slight modifications over the old
flomlniian electoral law. fioveinor Fort
believes that a prosperous future awaits
the little republic Since going there less
thin two months ago four distinct revo
lutions and a number of Insurrections of
lesser weight have been settled and the
leaders brought together In peace and
With the exception of a small Insur
rection near Santlngo In tho centre of
the Island there has been no fighting
Ince Septemb. r 1 at that pl.i e. (ieneinl
Arias rebel leader, fell into an engage
ment with some Federals, but soon en.
Pitulatei Provisional President linen, of
wnom (..rnprnor Foil speaks highly, is n
wi of ,i foirner President, who held
omce at the time. Piesldent Clrant prof
I. ? I treatle3 of 15G7-70 looking to
,,!" iinminimn annexation with the
Governor Fort said that nfter ho wai
U.h-1 "lth u "Kht fever nU " nego.
wuuns u r lartird nn l.,,.,, , i,,-.-,, ,i,u
nhvei. ,. " "".. .."
" " '-"'sing to permit him to go
snore , lt nf fenr for tropcn, fpvprs
rtiinoiiRh weak fiom his Illness, Governor
" is around and in good spirits He
v.Ae0 n Washmgton plther Tuesday or
jtS'l.3 ot next "eek ""'I make a full
PrVi5 ": !"8 m'SJlon and its success to
resident wiUon He saw the President
(mi Z)V mlnut,,s sestet daj, but did not
"' well enough to discuss his trip.
BLAMES WINE AND WOMEN
Crllt Clerk In Department Store
Admits Embezzling Funds.
Eom. - .nser, s.' ears old, of U
Plove S,rCCt' a dcl,a-tment 8tor em'
T,.' ft3S broue" before Magistrate
'racey. a n, ... ..
str. r.wvewn and winter
'Wbez'h'0" Hmo'nlng, accused of
Humphf ': "? tfmo..y of Uemge
lto h, 1" detective attached to the
fredi't n?:;?ge.r' wh" s employed as
teent, and u.t . aitU''lns depart-
01 bills .., . w"-"-""fc a iiiwiuer
thbookgKt1,eB1rte'pt8 but manipulated
thai h.?J" SULh a waj as not to show
tts d tpent lh ioney in cab-
waking otf'1,h.0men,dla "'" he Mid ln
"Element """'" oenina the em-
la'!ntr w!5n!:?id tor a '"" hear-
81 " ftlUj emb,eltht XaCt m0Unt
afc,, i u C J ft
rt a l i ii Bk
ivavja.,t .l .Si M
OF FOREIGN SHIPS FOR
Board of Trade Sends Pro
test to Congress and Re
commends Reform in the
There Is nothing which Justifies the
Untied States Government In embarking
In the owuetshlp of mei chant vessels,
according to the Hoard of Trade, which
today sent to Congress a protest against
tho bill providing for such action.
Tho board gives a number of reasons
why the Government should refialn from
such a step, and contends that the pres
ent paraljzatlon of foreign trade is not
due to lack of shipping facilities, but to
the foreign exchange situation.
It Is al.-o asserted by the boatd that as
long as tliB Government enacts laws
which places extra expense upon nil
American vessels as compared with for
"igli fehips, and compels, Amctlcnn ships
to carry an extra laigo force of men, so
long will it bo Impossible to build up a
The only way to re-establish a mer
chant marine, according to the board, Is
to overcome the disadvantage under
which it now labors in competition with
foreign tonnage Tho board also deelares
that Government ownership of vessels,
which takes the money of the pronto to
conduct an uuprntlMble business, ! an
indirect Mihstdv, while a dliect subsidy,
with proper tevlslnn of tho navigation
laws, would bo effective In building up
the merchant marine and Inmrlns the
continued operation of American ship
In conclusion, the board points out that
there Is a possibility of complications in
the jiutchase of vessels under the flags
of belligerent nations.
THE TURKISH BLEND CIGARETTE
As you enjoy your cigarette this evening after dinner it
may please you to think of the widely distant places named
here for they have a close relation to the pleasure you
get from your Fatima.
At these strangely named towns on the other side of the
world, perhaps at the very moment when you are drawing
in the fragrant smoke of your Fatima, expert tobacco buyers
are going over bale after bale of choice Turkish leaf,
selecting here and there tobacco which they consider worthy
to enter into the famous Fatima Turkish Blend.
These resident Liggett CBi, Myers buyers know the slightest
variation in quality. And it is largely due to their judgment
that Fatimas are always so uniformly good
BANKERS REPORT BETTER
DEMAND FOR MONEY
Country Banks Continue Inquiries for
Good Commercial Pnper.
Out-of-town banks continue to make In
finities of their clt correspondents for
good name commercial paper and hankers
report that there is just a little better
feeling throughout the local money niat
ket than has been In evidence lately,
Itntes are ruling the same, call money
being 6 per cent, and commercial paper
7 and 7'i per cent. The hulk ot the trans
actions nre generally mdile nt the latter
figure. Money lenders -a that thero is
nn business In call money Ah lias been
the case all along Mnce tho ilxchnnges
closed on July 30, banks are not calling
borrowers, stock brokers In particular,
Invv reduced their loans considerably In
the last week in fromo enses, however,
biukera have informed tlm hanks that
they would reduce their loans providing
Hist they cauld get the money returned
to them when they wed It. ,o definite
promise is made, however
fill I fSjJ g rrM.
, .f I JSKt!LM36WT l
BIG LOAN ON REAL ESTATE
Girard Trust Company Advances
$80,000 on Walnut St. Property.
A loan of sn.wo has been made by
the Girard Trust Company to l)i J C
Wilson, secured by a mortgage on the
propertj at 1117 Walnut street The ptop
erty adjoins an ofllce building at the
northeast corner of Fifteenth and WaJ
Tho loan is one of the largest made
hv a trust lompanv upon icntral teal
estate, but the loan Is well within the
value of the piopert. it is taid Doctor
Wilson, It is reported, some time ago
refused an offer of jun.ooo for the Hrlp
of land Other properties of the same
size and In the same block i"ie bn
mortgaged for 100,onn to 1125,000. It If
also said that no unimproved property
In the block ian be iiuruti . tii
than $130,000 Eicht ears ago the s uund
was selling tor )S0,0CO and in some cases
ROOSEVELT AGAINST SULZER
Progressives In New York Urged to
Vote for Davenpoit.
NEW YORK- tiept 17. Plans wero per
fected today by Colonel Theodore Roose
velt and other leaders of the I'rogtesslve
party in this State to send out a letter
to all Progipsslves In New York, urging
them to ignore the candidacy of William
Sulzer for the Progressiva nomination
and to vote for Frederick SI Dtvenport,
Sir Sulzer's rival in the piimarj tight.
ORDERS TUCKERTON INQUIRY
Secretary Daniels Denies Intimation
or Malicious Damage.
WASHINGTON. Sept 17 - Secretarv of
the Navj Daniels today ordered Lieu
tenant Felix X Gjgax to make a full in
vestigation of all the circumstances of
the disabling of the Government-supervised
wireless station at Tuckerton, N J
Sir Daniels denied, however that there
were suggestions that It had been de
liberately put out of commission by out
UNDERTAKERS SCOUT TALK
OF HIGHER FUNERAL COST
Prices of Materials Not Seriously Af
fected by the War in Europe.
Ve ttho from thia Mil uorld wouM go
Hut fear the ensi ha" dnne with algliing;
Cheer up anil lt-av. there will be no
HlBh .con ot dslnsr
Djing in Philadelphia i.s to bo nn mote
expenslvo becauso of tho Kurupcan war
than it was before that conflict .started,
according to undertakers who today de.
nled the statement made in Atlantic City
nt tho nnnunl convention of the State
Association of Funeral Directors, that tho
struggle abroad vy.ts fioln.-; to increaso the
cost of funerals.
Theio is nothing used bv embalmors, it
Is said, which could possibly be affected
in cost to any appreciable extent by the
European war. ami as far as the actual
ouriai is concerned, digging gr.u-pj, i.-, no
more expensive now than before.
Samuel R. Foster. 172S Federal street,
president of the Philadelphia Funeral
niieetors- association, said an lneica-e
In the cost of funerals because of the
European war would be nn utterly un
tenable position for unv muinrtnVo,- tr.
take. "There is only one, thing," said he
"which might ho affected nnd that is the
handles on conins These nre .silvered
by chemicals which come from Geimany.
but the Incieased price for this rnmmndlt)'
Is so small that the en? of u funeral
could not posiibiy be mude greater be.
cause of It " ,
"There is nothinsr to it " vvas the state
ment of Charles W Naulty. Third and
Pine streets Sir Naultj is secretarv of
the local association "I do not see how
any person could have said such a thing "
said he, "for there is no reason for an
increase All materials used in embalm
ing or otherwise preparing persons for
burial are made In this countrj and can
not be affected by the war."
George Chandler Paul Seventh and
Poplar streets, former President of the
National Funeral Directors' Association
said it could not be possible to raise the
price of funerals and Kle the war abroad
as an excuse for this action
Harry Battershv nr tv,. t..M n,m.
TT T7 w . ui ItuaiJJ
uhhbjt, uu North Broad
characterized the rumor as ridleulnn.
i "Everything wt- need in our business Is
made In this country." he said "The only
I things which have increased in price and
might affect the com of funerals are
lumber and horse feed, but this fttjdl.
tional cost is to flight it would be foolish
to use it as an expedient As a matter
of fact. If it were at all possible I should
Ilhe to deiroaso the cost of our services
instead of raising It "
iw.' i'.,e olllc3 of 1),,vr H nd,r & Pa,
KM Chestnut street, and It R Bring,
hurst .t Co . 35 North ltth street, little
.....i,,,... s luateii m mo Atlantic City
rumor Oiliciais said there was absolutely
no need for nn increaso.
BUSINESS MEN AT LUNCHEON
First Fall MelHBgoTcTty Club Held
fit the Colonnade
The tii st Fall luncheon of the City
Husiness flub was held at noon todav
in the Colonnade Hotel. Addresses on
general business conditions were made
by George SI Keebier. hst manufacturer,
and U K SIcSIurray. general a,nt for
the I'rbana Wine Company It was an.
nounced that the regular monthly meet
ings would be held the last ThurAi.
vening of ach month The purpose
of the organization is the discussion of
business cnn.lfllorte n.4 . .. .
street, J welfare of members.
TWO HELD FOR ASSAULT
Man Knocked,, Down by Would-be
Robbers, Who Are Arrested.
Another attempted bighwaj robbery In
southwest Philadelphia the fourth In the
last two weeks resulted this murnlng in
tho capture t Special Policeman Cope,
of the Twentieth and Federal streets stai
tion ct two isc-grocs The men were
arraigned at Central Station thl morning
on the charge of highway robbery
The prisoners gave their ?-'- .
James lomax 15 years -;u. of 13iip.mh
31th street, and Gra- Buniton I ,.!S
old of the same address Georiro i
35 e-r, old of 1305 Sot Tilth siree? ",11
victim, identified Lomax, and u,. m1i
say he implicated Bunston. poUc