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VOL. I NO. 4
PHILADELPHIA, THURSDAY, SEPTI3M1JJ3U 17, 1014.
pr;oe ONE CENl
MAYOR IN MESSAGE
ECHOES DEMAND OF
PEOPLE FOR REFORM
GULF STREAM AND SPONSOR WHO CHRISTENED THE SHIP TODAY
Necessity of Providing Funds
for Transit Development
and South Philadelphia
Improvements Are Espe
Mayor Blankenburg's third annual
message, submitted to Council? th
afternoon, brought to the attention r
the legislative bodies the demands f
the people for great municipal Improv
Necessity of providing funds for u
beginning of transit development a
for the elimination of Riade crossings "
South Philadelphia Is partlcularlv hi
'The financial problems of the clt m
peculiarly the province of ..our honorable
bodies, and 1 ask for them sour early and
careful attention." sas the Major In his
argument for the great civic betterments.
"The Improvements which seemed Im
portant last autumn and winter are even
more urgentlv needed now. and public
opinion demands that prompt action be
taken to piovlde for them.
"Public Improvements of the greatest
Importance to the city wore Included in
the JS.W.ono loan, authorized by popular
vote at the election in November, 1913,
and the J12,!iO,0OO loan whose submission
to a special election was provided for by
a later ordinance of Councils.
"These particular loans were preented
by a decision of the Supreme Court,
which has, however, made clear that the
larger pan of these amounts can now
be borrowed under a proper ordinance."
Mayor Rlnnkenburg points out the
splendid condition of Philadelphia's finan
cial credit In connection with the nota
tion of municipal loan?. "It is not known
that any other American city was able
to float four per rent, bonds at par last
jear." he sny.
WANTS was-w: AI1I.A RECUIMCD
RenlizatioD f the plan lo transform
South Philadelphia bc.ow Oregon avenue
ffom a waste area to an important In
dustrial, commercial and residential part
of the city by the elimination of i all
road grade crossings is declared by the
Mayor to occupy the place of first Im
portance nmong the achievements of his
, jjjfiAatnlnlstratlon m 1913.
.-.'Mt means the realization of Improve
ments which have been talked of for
more than .1 store of years." he says.
"It Includes Ui- completion f the Brit
Line ystem and the transfer of the
terminals of a great railroad from a point
on the Delaware, where tlw development
of South Philadelphia was held In check,
to a point lontlguous to League Island,
adding a new value to this great naval
"It also Includes the acquisition bj the
clt of a water rront that will enable
us to build a dozen or more S")-foot piers
for the accommodation of large steam
hlps, and thus we may realize the hope
to restore Philadelphia to Its former posi
tion as one of the great seaports of the
Mayor Hlankenburg calU attention to
the economics In floating loans, effected
through the efforts of his administration
by naving an act passed b the I,ej;isla
tuie making :t possible lor bond- of an
authorized loin to be &'! nnlv when
the mom", is nctunl'v needed, thus effect
ing savings in Interest and sinking fund
Lhnrse. All of the Mayor's requests for
appropriations were refeitvd to- the PI
CUPNflU? SruUKD FDR INACTIVITY.
Councils nre scored bvtho Mayor for
failure to to-operate with him in an effoit
to put the. cliv's finances on a (sound basis.
f entered office determined as far as
lay in my power to put the finances of the
city In such shape that the "pay-as-you-
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go ft' t eouui ij ii"uv,3 ,,. -y hi.u mere
COUNCILS ASKED TO
FOR AUTO BUS LINE
New Company Plans to
Operate 120 Heavy Cars.
Damage to Pavements
Feared Director Taylor
- MjJLw it,
MiSff AGNSS ?&, TH SP0Sn
OUST PENROSE s
La Follette, Cummins, Borah
and Clapp Say His Elimi- j
nation Is Party Neces- j
BIG OIL TANKER
GULF STREAM JOINS
MAYOR ASKS $50,000 FOR
HIRING OF STREET LABORERS
Launched Today at Yards of
the New York Shipbuild
ing Company in Camden.
The liulf Stieam. ati oil tatiker. went I
drwn the ways at the New Voik Ship
building Company's yards sbor'.y after
noon today in a manner that C aracter
Izos what he was built for. . j
Tho Oulf Stream will never be one of
these dolled up ocean liners with grey
hound speed mid a press agent's staff.
She will just tote oil for the Oulf Oil
'1 he scheduled time for the Oulf Stieam
to plunse Into the full tide of the Dela
ware river was set lit 12:15 o'clock. At II
o'clock mot of tho htayfc had been cut
nwav. Only a few remained. Miss ,SVs
sW Hals daughter of Bobert Halg. iep-
would be no excuse for paying current ex- r' tentative of tho Lloyd's Shipping Ili-sis- i
penses otit of borrowed money," he says, j tr) ,f this cllv, with Mrs. William (J
' My efforts were not seconded by I'oun- j Furst. Mrs. F. O. Collins, Mr- and Mrs
dls nnd as a result, the old unsound sys. George A. Smith, Dr. and Mrs. Leslie
tern of resmtlng to man 10 pay current i ,.,,.., ,..,, Mry ChristW. Miss Hessir
1 Dykes. Mr nnd Mrs. .lames Kennedv and
' Urges Councils to Appropriate Money
So Many May Be Be-employed.
An nppioprlation of $50,000 to enable the
Bureau of Highways to re-tmploy a num
ber of men who have been thrown out
of work through the lack of funds, was
uiged upon Councils today In a special
i message from Mayor Hlankenburg.
'For the pai-t sl weeks the men have
been without work, and It was impossible
for the Hureau of Highways to employ
them although there was plenty of work
to be done. Dilatory tactics on the part
of Councils are held responsible for this
In his message to Councils the Mayor
Included a letter from Director of the
Dfpartment of Public Works Cooke which
explained the situation. The letter stated
during the past six weeks 443 men had
to bo, laid off because of the lack of
- It was pointed out that because of the
apparent carelessness or heedlessness of
Councils the streets of Philadelphia were '
suffering fiom the lack of proper atten- j
Hon. and In" addition to this It was Im-
possible for the Highway Rureau to get I
the full value out of the work nlready
extienses still exists
"Appropriations havo been made In a
haphazard way and regardless of the
law. Actual requirements for tho year
have been ignored nnd sometimes the
original appropriations in the annual
budget havo not amounted to one-quarter
of the money needed.
"The clU'b Income has been inadequate
for Its wants, largely owing to tho fact.
hi a i ursory investigation showed, that
the assessment of real estate was un
just and Inequitable a readjustment of
assessments seemed imperative before the
city could be placed in proper financial
Efforts of the Mavor to have more
rquitahle assessments made In many In
stances are declared by him to have been
accomplished to some extent In tne toil
The Mayor points out that failure of
John I. Connelly, diaries Seger and
George F Sproule ami other guests
rllrobed t" the staging under the bow of
the bit; vessel. Woikmen slung sledges
for a few minutes and he big ship 1.
uati its glide.
Miss Haig swung a gall decorated bot
tle of champagne at the illsappeaiing
bow t.f the ship She struck the steel
plates harder than most sponsors do.
Workmen who were standing below to
fiitch the spilled wine were disappointed.
The wine drcucoul every one within 3
feet or the stand and still there was not a
drop to drink, It fell In a drizzle.
Then Miss Halg named toe ship and
wished It good luck and all that sort of
thing if she did the proper thing. Her
lips moved, but no one heard what she
really did sa She took a last glance
at the disappearing ship and made a
a Big Douquet OI rosea sue iium uii iii-r
arm aftw it. but changed her mind.
She snuggled tho roses under her chin,
held her hand out for congratulations
and then started for tho luncheon party
given In the ard " hor honor.
Harry J. Trainer to sign the report of movement as If sho whs about to toss
the advisory committee on municipal
finances, which, ho asserts, would hava
established modern methods of assess
ment, is responsible for preventing the
submission of the report to Councils
,As a result of this lack of co-operation
on the part of the men whom the Mayor
declares, voted for th' report, the old
schemes of assessment prevail.
VICIOUS SVSTKM OP OFFICE 1101,0,
Tho practice of office holders serving In
Councils Is declared by the Mayor to be
against all good Government policy. "Th
vicious character of this practice. It
seems to me. should be recognized with
out any argument by everybody who has
the real interests of the city at heart,"
Many of the oflUe holders of the county
occupying places In Councils are declared
by the Mayor to represent a political ma
chine and to taKe orders not from a con
stituency of tajtpajers but from the men
who placed them In olfkc.
"Men who have no ostensible means of
support except the salary of a position
conferred upon them by a political boss
should never be allowed to hold seats In
Councils," the Major asserts.
The Mayor voices hts resentment In his
report ef the interferences of Councils
with the members of till cabinet in abol
ishing; the office, of Assistant Director of
UJB'Dtiitmcat of Public Safety. ,nd at..
BURY MOTHER AND DAUGHTER
Mrs. Sara Graff Newlin Strangled
Child nnd Herself,
I'ninn Hill Cemetery was the scene of
a double burial this afternoon In the
funeral of Mrs. Sara Graff Newlin and
her 5-vear-nld daughter, Elizabeth, of
Chnihis Ford. Pa., who were found
sti angled near Kllzahethtown, N. Y Ia3t
The Hew V,'. Hurry Oraff, former rec
tor of the Holy Comforter 'Memoiial
Upisenpal Church, and the Rev. Thomas
Talore, re"tor of the Kennett Square
I.niKfopal Church, conducted tho funeial
s rvlies. attended only by a few rela.
lives That Mrs. Newlin strangled her
daughwr and herself. Is the verdict
reai-hed l Coi oner's Jury
COLONEL HASN'T GIVEN UP
Suggestion So Ridiculous It Deserves
No Reply, Says Secretary.
1 NKW YORK, Sept. 17. "The suggestion
is so entirely ridiculous that Colonel
Roosevelt has not even considered It
worth while to reply to It," said Mr.
Media III, the Colonel's secretary this
Ills remarks were based on an article
temnting to restrict by certain nualltlca-
lions the office of Assltant Director of j afternoon
the Department " tieaiin ami wnarnies
mt..i ..IU. itia loi-nn flciiloroa rt n
exauiy th..,mB.Tf CuunclU had nT ' which appeared In a New York paper
tempted to dictate whom he should ap- this morning stating that because of the
point as members of his cabinet, or con- ' oor shoeing made by the Progressives
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trnoM orn staff connnsrovpF.M.)
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17. Kepubllcan
and Democratic Senators are silent to
day on the resolution Introduced In the
Senate yesterday by Senator George W.
Nnrrl"J, of Nebraska, or an Investigation
by the Committee on Privileges and Elec
tions, of the primary campaign expenses
of Senator Penrose and Roger C. Sulli
van, the Democratic Senatorial nomlnco
In Illinois. Many predictions are made
that tho resolution will not be reported
out of the committee.
Progressive Republicans like La Fol
lette, Cummins, Borah and Clapp make
no secret of their opposition to Penrose,
and among tho leaders of this wing of
the Republican party there Is n strong
feeling that tho sooner men of the type
I of Penrose nnd AVIUIam Barnes, Jr., ot
New York, nre eliminated as leaders, the
better it -will be for the party. On the
other hnnd, Democrats who ten days ngo
were very outspoken in their opposition
to the nomination of Sullivan refuse to
discuss the Norrls resolution.
CAI-r.. FOR SPECIFIC CHARGES.
Senator John "W. Kern, of Indiana,
chairman ot the Committee on Privileges
nnd Elections, announced today thnt tho
committee would be called for a special
session within a few days to consider
the Norrls resolution. Senator Kern told
the Evening Ledger, however, that there
Is little prosjiect of an Investigation of
the Pennsylvania nnd Illinois primary
campaigns unless Senator Norrls i3 will
ing to Incorporate Into his resolution dcll
nlte and specific charges of the misuse
of money by Penrose and Sullivan "to
the end that wo may have something
The repudiation of Senatoi Penrose by
the Evening Ledger and the Public
Lkdokh has caused mure comment In
Washington than has the resolution of
Senator Norils. Republicans of the old
fcchoul type, who have been confident of
tho re-election of Penrose, now express
fear that Representative A. Mitchell Pal
mer will be elected to the Senate. Pcn
ro:e Is expected to visit Washington
within a few days to confer with his
friends In the Senate for tho purpose. It
is believed, of bringing every presurn
to bear to keep the Norrls lesolutlon
from being reported out of the committee.
LEDGER A BULWARK FOR PAl.MIUt.
Secretary of the Navy -Janlels today
"The strong support that Is being given
to the candidacy of Representntie Pal.
mer by the Pupmc Lunniin and the
Evening Ledger has, l believe, turned
the tide in Pennsylvania. Those who a
fow weeks ago thought Mr. Palmer was
engaged In a hopeless fight nro now satis
fied that he has more than nn even
1 chance to win. the senatorshlp In Penn-
Colonel Thomas C. Pence, assistant to
National Chairman 'William F. McCombs,
' "No one thing is going to contribute so
much to making the election of Represen
tative Palmer certain as the stand taken
by the Evening Ledger and the Pt'm.ic
LciiGRii. Mr. Palmer is making n won
derful campaign nnd the support of the
Curtis newspapers will, in my opinion,
make the defeat of Pentose possible. The
repudiation of Senator Penrose by these
newspapers has occasioned much com
ment among Senators and Representa
tives of both parties."
LAl'DS HKCrST LEGISLATION.
Gratification is expressed by the Mayor
on the legislation secured at the last Leg
islature conferring on Philadelphia, wider
powers that make possible greater de
velopment of her Industrial possibilities.
He commends the law that will restrict
tue operations of loan sharks In the city
and the law thit established a bureau to
Insure proper -weights and measures In
Reports of the directors of the munici
pal departments accompany the annua!
message ot the Mayor outlining the pro
gressive siridei that have been inadu
uresslve affairs In this state and for
other reasons he had "abandoned his
ambition to. obtain the nomination for
the presidency In 1U15."
The Colonel left the city late this after
noon for a speech-making tour In the
SEVENTH DISTRICT WINS
The baseball team of the Seventh Po
lite District, Third street and Fairmount
avenue, was victorious this afternoon In
a haid fought game with the team of the
Fortieth District, of Kth and Oxford
fcasl trairmount Park
V request to Councils for a city fran
chise for an omnibus line on tho prin
cipal streets of-Philadelphia was present
ed at the special session of Common
Council this nfternoon by George Mc
Ourdv, president of that body. He pre
sented n letter from V. It. Conkle, of
the "t'nlted Traction Improvement Com
pany," with offices at 1419 Pennsylvania
Hiilldlng, nsklng for the franchise, and
then directed that it be turned over to
the Highway Committee.
For davs a story has been current thnt
part of the progrnm ot opposition to the
subway proposition was to be a petition
for an omnibus line, on the plea that It
would relieve the need for Improved
traffic facilities. This, the story ran,
would be seized upon as nn excuse to
delay action on the subway.
Walter C. Mclntlrc, an electrical con
tractor at 12 North Fifth street, Is the
man In chargo of the omnibus project.
He Is related to George C. Plerle, of the
Board of Registration Commissioners. The
belief that tho scheme may be urged as
a substitute for other transit plans Is
supported by a statement Issued by Mc
Intlre for the United Traction Improve
ment Company, which will operate tho
Mclntire says: "The petition for the
franchise puts the question of Immediato
relief of passenger traffic conditions In
the residential sections squarely up to
the city government."
In the days when the omnibus line was
nothing but a rumur those who heard It
said the plan might be used to divert
attention from the transit proposition be
"Of course, a bus line never would tnke
the place of a subway," said one man
prominently concerned In the subway
plans, "but, at the same time, those op
posed to the subway might use It as
a pretext for delaying action."
Mclntire denied this in a statement to
das He said:
"The statement has been made that the
franchise asked for by this company will
first have to be offered to the present
Traction Company. Wo are advised by
counsel that this Is not true, and that
the reference only applies to electric rail
way companies desiring franchises In this
city. A careful reading of the act will
make this quite clear to anyone, and, In
addition, there are Supreme Court de
cisions bearing out this position.
TAYLOR WON'T COMMENT.
Director Taylor, of the City Transit De
partment, declined to discuss the plan
for nn omnibus line. He had not heard
a petition for a franchise was to be In
troduced. Electricity gencrnted by gasoline motors
coined on the vars will be the motive
power for the new bus line. The "United
Traction Improvement Company" is the
name of the organization which seeks the
franchise. Mclntire Is the president.
According to Mclntire the organizing
officials have visited England, Germany
and France to study modern omnibus
construction. The United Traction Im
provement Company will have 120 cars,
ucmiire says, i.acn can carry IS pas
sengers at a speed of 14 miles an hour.
The cars will weigh 10,500 pounds, but
that is not too great a weight for the
pavement, Mclntire asserts.
Thrco routes are designated In tho
petition to Common Council.
Route number one will start at Front
and Market sticets, and will traverse
Market, Broad, Diamond, 2oth streets,
Allegheny avenue, 27th, Diamond, 33d
and Dauphin streets.
Route number two will start at Front
Land Market sttcels, and will traverse
.iiaiKet, tuoHii, i'oiter, 21st, Wolf, 22d,
Mifflin, 24th and Chrlstlnn streets.
Route number three will start at Fiont
nnd Market stieets, and will traverse
Maiket, 32d, Chestnut, S3d, Walnut anil
PAVING DAMAGE FEARED.
William D. Uhler, assistant engineer In
the Highway Bureau, was asked todav
whether he thought an omnibus weighing
lu.amj pounds woum damage paving. The
bus line project was news to Mr. Uhler.
I had not heard that anyone planned
to operate a bus line," he said, "and
I until I have some details as to tho way
I the tiucks will be built it would be Im-pos-slble
to tell what effect they would
nave on the pavement. Some of the Raid-
I win Locomotive Works trucks aie heavier
than those proposed for the bus routo
, and Chief Connell Is Investigating now to
see how much damage heavy trucks In
flict on the city streets."
, When the Hughes bus line was running
nn Broad street the damage to pavlns
1 was severe.
i Hluuprlnts showing the construction of
i the proposed cars wre Issued today by
the traction company. The cars will re-
' scmble those used by the Fifth avenue
I line in Now York city, but their motive
power will ue electricity Instead of gaso.
line. This, according to Mclntire, will
elmlnate the shock of starting and stop,
ping noticeable on the New York stages.
There will he double lows of cross
teats Inside the stages and on a top deck
winding stairs will lead up from the rear
entrance platform to the open air deck.
On the left side are six cross seats.
Divided hy an aisle tunning the length
of the car are four more and one aisle
scat. Arrangements will be the tame for
PENROSE AT MANSFIELD FAIR
Senator Greeted by 20,000 Persons
After Reception in His Honor.
MANSFIELD. Pa. Sept. 17 -Senator
Penrose addressed a large number of his
supporters In Tioga County today. The
Senator came to Mansfield from Troy
this morning, to attend the Mansfield
Fair. After a reception and luncheon In
his honor at the French House, he went
to the fair grounds, where a crowd, esti
mated at 0.000. had gathered
Among thbse who gave the Senator as
surances of support were several former
Bull Mooters, who assured the Senator
...Ati at East ITalrmourit Piirlf ThA
.... .p. s tn 3 Tioiv ni ?.. nr.nH , that th withdrawal of Lewis would
during the year toward a greater Phila I wero the battery for the Seventh District l mean hundreds of votes for the strajght
WpMa. I and WalUr and Mwhan for the lot. Republican tlcjtet In Tlo-& Counts
DEMOCRATS DECIDE TO DROP
STAMP TAX ON CHECKS
Will Do This if 9100,000,000 Is
Provided by Bill.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 17. -Democrats
of the Ways and Means Committee, meet
ing In executive session to frame a"war
tax; bill, determined today to drop the
stamps on checks If the remainder of the
bill will provide a sufficient revenue to
bring the total to $100,000,000 a ytar.
Democrats of the Ways and Means
Committee were glad to hear that tha
S:nate may tax automobiles IniWa.4 of
BRSollne. - '
. BILLS AS UNFAIR
OR BADLY DRAWR
Measures Include One Plac
ing 3 City Squares and
Parkway Under Care of
Fairmount Park Commission.
Among seven measures vetoed by
Mayor Blankcnburg and returned to
Councils today was nn ordinance de
signed to place Washington, Rlttenhouse
and Logan Squares nnd the Parkway In
the care of the Fairmount Park Com
mission. In signifying his disapproval of this
measure, the Mayor said, while there
might be some advantage In such action,
at the same time It was not a fair pol
icy to select from the large number of
city squares only four and place them
tinder the care of tho Park Commission
for Improvement nnd at the snrno time
neglect the others.
Five of the remaining acts votocd by
the Mayor provided: One, for the open
ing ot 30th street, from Dickinson
street to Moore: two, for paying city em
ployes during vacations and for over
time work: a fourth was a section of an
ordinance providing an appropriation to
the Bureau of Highways for street
Bprlnkllng, and another was part of a
transfer ordinance providing an appro
priation of J250O to pay clcrjts of Coun
cils for "Promoting the Interests of Phil
adelphia'." VETO OF PARK BILL.
In connection with his disapproval ot
the, ordinance designed to place certain
grounds under the 'care of tho Park Com
mission, Mnyor Blankcnburg, In this con
nection, wrote to Councils saying:
' The ordinance has apparently been
somewhat hastily drawn. It includes
Washington, Rlttenhouse and Logan
squares, but omits Franklin square, tho
remaining one of the four prlnolpal
squares near tho centre of the city.
"If these squares and the Parkway
were placed under the jurisdiction of the
Fairmount Park Commission, their police
protection would doubtless bo put In thu
hands of Park guards, and not of city
policemen. This would be a most con
fusing, expensive nnd Inefficient arrange
ment and could hardly fall to lead to
doubt and trouble as to the respective
authority of the two.
"The transfer of the custody ot these
grounds would place the appointment of
their superintendents, gardeners, labor
ers, etc., In tho hands of the Fairmount
Park Commission Instead of the city au
thorities. This would remove them from
the protection ot the civil service laws.
Their appointment thereafter would be
made not with reference to merit, deter
mined competitively after civil service
tests, but solely at the discretion of the
appointing officers. This would be a dis
tinct backward step. Our efforts should
bo not to restrict the operation of the
merit system. In an Indirect manner such
as this, but to extend its scope and make
it applicable to an Increasing number of
The Mayor vetoed the ordinance pro
viding for the opening of Mth street
between Dickinson and Moore be
cause he said that section of the thor
oughfare had not been dedicated to the
city and Its opening would cost the pub
lic at least JC.OOO. Because the street had
not been dedicated to the city. Mayor
Hlankenburg thought it should not be
opened at public expense.
Of the two acts dealing with the pay
ment of city employees, one was an or
dinance authorizing directors of various
.,nnpimniu in nn v reculnr Der diem em-
ployts for one week's vacation, for legal
holidays and for disability or sickness
contracted while in the employ ot the
"This ordinance," said the Mayor In a
letter, "aside from its mandatory nature,
contains nothing which Is not fully pro
vided for by the resolution of councils,
approved July 15, 1913.
"Wfille I am, entirely In accord with
the principle of" the eight-hour working
day, this ordinanca appears to mo to be
very loosely drawn. In the litht case, by
Us broad application, all workmen and
mechanics, those on a per diem list as
well as those upon nn annual salary
basis, would be entitled to extra payment
for all overtime work. Again, It ha, not
been prepared with consideration of the
actual working conditions now existing in
the departments. In a number of the
bureaus the service Is continuous in
shifts. It would manifestly be no greater
hardship for those In the night shift to
worn overtime man ror mose in ine uay
shlft, hut under this ordinance the first
might receive double pay for all overtime,
whereas the second would receive hut
time and half time. Also, under this ordi
nance the work necessarily required of
some on Saturdays would call for the
payment of two days' wages for eight
tThe Mayor vetoed a section of an ordi
nance In appropriations to the Bureau
of Highways lor street sprinkling be
cause of an error which would have du
plicated a payment of J13S2 to James Ir
win, a contractor, for work nlready paid
for In the third highway district.
Caustic criticism was directed against
the section of a transfer ordinance pro
viding money to be paid to clerks of
Councils for "promoting the Interests of
This section had the support of Common
Councilman Morris E. Conn, a Bepubll
can leader In the Eighth Ward. The
Mayor said the section certainly did not
carry sufficient Information as to what
methods would be employed by clerks of
Councils In promoting the Interests of
Philadelphia. It was defeated by a vote
of IT to 25.
"The appropriation of money to the
clerks of Councils 'for promoting the In
terests of the City of Philadelphia' Is a
proposition so out of keeping with the
plainest business principles that It must
strike even the casual observer as de
serving of criticism. It Is certainly not
the place of the clerks of your honor
able bodies to have conferred upon them
administrative functions, even 'under the
supervUlon of the Committee on Finance.'
"There also is so little In this appro
priation to Indicate Its reat purpose that
it Is difficult to consider or discuss It
satisfactorily. Unofficial Information how
ever, has reached me that Its purpose was
to provide for the purchase of a moving
picture machine and tho employment of
a mechanician to operate It, tti ma
chine to remain the prorerty of the cltv
and to be lent from time to time to varl
ous business men's organizations and
pthers for use In conventions in other
cities In displaying films advertising Phil,
"It this Is a useful way to advertise or
city. Its detail, can certainly be worked
out much mnr rr-nii...i .. ... '"""i
lulan rt thu irtoi" ' B r0U"
FIRST STEP TAKEN
IN FORWARD MARfll
OF CITY'S ADYAi
and Provide for Start
Subway and Abolition J
The first step toward the actual Jl
atructlon -of the subway and Xi
lines and th. nl,oii.i . e,Wl
tickets was taken this afternoon, ittl
the Finance Committee ot Council. 51
aDDOrtloneri lh nam !.. "ul,c IM
elude tho J5O0.O0O asked by Director. t!3
'' "preliminary worn In the r.i.l
plan. The draft of the new i.-v.VMi
presented for passage In Common Coiffi
at its special session ate this aft.I?l
by- John P. Connelly, chairman 3 !
Finance Cnmmllt.e. ul "Hi
Tho reapportionment was made by tJ
Subcommittee.) nn lnn,A..l.il ' wl
ported to the general Finance Commltla,
prior to the session of Common CouiSl-
uiusuu cuiB in many items ot the mZ.
posed 511.. . 0,000 loan that reduce thebZ
of the loan to J11.3C0.000 and that mi,
result In holding up tho construction ,
the Municipal Art Museum were maiit
the subcommittee. In addition to "ti,
JS0O.000 for tho preliminary transit trui
JI00.O00 was added for buildings to hou(.
the Juvenile, Domestic Relations and,M!
nlclpnl Courts. "
Almost coincident with this action t
tho councllmanlc subcommittee JtayB
Blankenburg sent to Councils a meuwi
vetoing tho ordinance providing for tfci
construction of tho buildings for thl
threo courts named,
Tho Items cut In the new allotment
wore: Sedimentation basin at the iw
resdale filter plant, from $500,000 to ):
000; grading, WOO.OOO to 200,O00: ellmliikr
tlon of grade crossings, 1, 200,000 to J1-'
000,000; main sewers, '300,000 to JMOWfj.
bridges, $400,000 to $300,000; Falrmjimt
j-nra, (,to 10 jzw.uuu; Art JIujtuia,
$1,000,000 to $SOO,000; Parkway, $1,000,004 te
JSOO.OOO; mandamus fund, $1,000,000 it
Action was to be tnken by Coun
cils this afternoon to appropriate JJitW
from a surplus of H07.H0.63 held by tks'
Sinking Fund Commission to the Depart
ment of Health and Charities for nctl-'
sary work at the Homo for the TitW
Minded at Byberry and for the Home for
the Indigent at Holmcsburg. Thlj ij,
proprlatlon will be In addition to tlj
$1,000,000 to that- department provided for
In the proposed loan nnd to be used (or
the Philadelphia Hospital. ,
INCURABLY ILL, WOMAN
ENDS HER LIFE IN PARK
"Life Not Worth the Struggle," Kail'
Note of Suicide. '
Miss Dinah Plnkenson, 30 years old, dt
3334 Pennsgrove street, committed sulci!)
by drinking a large quantity of poliati
In Fairmount Park early this mornlri
within a stone's throw of a guard houu
The young woman was Identified Utt
this afternoon by her brother, !ini)l
Plnkenson, who conducts a grocery tto!l
at 1203 South Second street. j
According to the brother, hlf lilji
hnd been downhearted for some (tat
and her act bore out her statement III!
she would soon end all her troubJ-i.
She had been suffering from an Incut"
able disease for almost a year and Id
only recently moved to the PnnsT'!
street address In order to get cloie ts.
the fresh air of Fairmount Park.
The young woman had become knotl
as an every-day visitor to the park to On
many guards about the Smith Memorial
riluflt TVilo mnrntni- n.h.n ParlreUlfl
Scott started on his first round he &',
covered the body close to a clump a
bushes. Beside tho body was found l
white envelope, which had scribbled,!!
It: "Life la not worth the struggle. I
want my body cremated."
BRITAIN SENDS FOUR
FRESH ARMIES FOR
SERVICE IN FRANCE
Lord Kitchener Announcu
Movement of Territorials
and Praises Leadership of
Sir John French.
LONDON' Sept. ft,
Four more British armies, made up &
recruits which Ungland Is now gs"1""
Ing to the colors, w 111 be sent scroll H
Ungllsh Channel to fight the German
Lord Kitchener, Secretary of State l
War, In addressing the House of U"
this afternoon made this niinouncemet
Tho War Secretary said that the if.,
rltorlals already were on their vnf
fill tho over-seas garrisons
At the nresent time. Lord Kite"
said, England had In the field more tW(
six divisions of troops In addition te'
In opening his address Loid Kitchen
spoke In the highest eulogistic term! r
gardlng Sir John French. Uritish V
nianilB.Jn.PI.lBf .. U Ua klll1. hid I"
,,"I(1,Q.-,I-V..IC,, M(.W, ,,c .--.- ,
every difficulty presented o the '.
tlon In a manner that proved n" 1"5
a.s a soldier. , .,,.
limnna lu ma bui'ii" , u rsr
continued Kitchener, "the l.r," "'S
has been able at all times to fl-ht J"j
lhn ll , llirnun Isriiir IlltO the "";
Nothing has been wantliio '" '
move had shown he has toxtat,en,eAi
was to come and has so distr'PUJ'JL,
forces that the strongest of ""
blows have spent their weisht ' j
bringing the disaster thelt outnors
planned. ,,. fa
Tl,. Inlncl .lll,.oa fri.lll tllf 'I0"...
not change the published statement'
government Is taking the Pc?Ple" t
nation Into its confidence so ' " lfc!!
able. Uvrry bit of liiiornutl) ,
i urouerlv can bo made iiublU P"",.a
I "Our troops have met with the ' "
ties ot a haid lampuisn w'1" t." .emi1
xney ere now waiting n "rh:.rt
forward movement with a ?i,Tr,d
"When the woid comes. t'''s'a :
depend ton her soldiers to Sc mi
count of themselves of vviilcn
.ngun:nen will D6 piu"" . t3
i'll,nn.,,,i. .!. ..rue-trie IS VQW . ,
a. long one England can looK 'or4s-1
me nn4. outcome wiin ."' " or p
England now has In the fl'wJ: iv;
i niviaions oi iroov '"
, ,'.-. r mifaiJiiirrlr
T-TfJffT!-' ifrnfimiT-ifii-aa-aiiTliV ul .