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VOL. I-KO. S2
BY MAYOR MITCHEL
Now York Executive Tells
of Methods of Greater City
and Praises Work of Phila
Mayor John Purroy Mltchel, of Greater
New York, who exposed Tammany Hall
politicians, today spoka on "Municipal
Charities, Doth Public and Private" n't
tho S6th annual meeting of the Society
tot Organising Charity, held In Wlthor
New Vork's loung Majbr, who ns com
missioner of accounts Unearthed cvlUcnco
on. which two Tammany Hall borough
pcesldenls cro removed, wns Inlioduced
by tcvcn3 Hockscher, president of tho
Mayor Mltchel discussed municipal char
ities, the way thev me dispensed In tho
fKe, boroughs or Urcater New York. He
quoted various reports from the Depart-
ment of charities In New York and also
touched upon private charities.
Tho total Income of the society amount
ed to JI40.65O In tho year ending, according
to tho report. For tho direct relief of tho
poor JI8.000 wns spent, whllo about $63,500
Was spent In direct ocrvlco among the
poor. For administrative, educational
and cojnmuntty scrvlco $13,000 wns spent,
Tho following directors of tho society
were elected for three years:
Miss Helen L. Parrlsh, Stevens Heck
achcr. Q. Colesberry I'urvcs, Mrs. Chnrlcs
J. dtrlng, William C Supplee. Ecklcy B.
Coxo, Jr., George W. Norrls, Theodore J.
Lewis and Dr. Joseph Sailer.
Air. Heckschcr. president of the board
of directors, called the meeting to order,
anB before Mayor Mltchel delivered his
address ho Introduced Mayor Blnnkcn
burg, cx-ofllclo president of the society.
Mayor Blankenburg was 0110 of the
organizers of the society, assisting to
draft thj constitution nnd by-laws, nntl
devoting mnny evenings of 1S7S and 1S79
to promoting Its ncthitlcs.
Mayor Blankenburg spoke of the early
days or tho organization and the wdrk
wb,fch it has accomplished In the last gen
eration. Two, other founders' of the society were
on the platform Joshua L. Bailey, who
for 15 years was president of the board
of directors, and Dr. Robert Ellis Thomp
son. Several members tjf tho Mayor's
Cabinet, as well as members of both"
brunches of Councils, wero on the plat
form. Mayor Mltchel paid a tribute to the
valuable service rendered In a Inrge city
oy tne puvnlc charity organizations, say
ing they are usually the pioneers for bet
ter charitable principles nnd methods, nnd
that from tho ranks of social workers In
tho private chnrltlcs tho municipal chari
ties sometimes get their most competent
"Tho charitable service of a lars-e rltv
-would not be complete without the work
of such organizations as tho Society for
Organizing Charity." said Mavor Mltehni.
"It deals with needy families In their
homes. Its methods uro more intimate,
personal and friendly than can be thoso
of the municipal Administration; In fact,
the public charities must be supplemented
by tho ext'nslvo service of the private
GOT HIS PIES AND 95
CENTS, BUT MISSED $1000
!Twin Boys and a Crony Accused by
Adam Susalts, restaurant man, of 1H7
, Oermantown avenue, went to his bank
today and deposited $1000. Susalts did not
believe In banks until he met the un
heavonly twins, John and Peter Ctrovzw
akt. and their crony, Joseph Sabtseskl.
Tho twins are 13 years old, and Joseph
Yesterday they entered the restaurant
of Susalts when he was busy In the
kitchen and stole. It Is charged, 95 cents
from the cash register and a couple of
p(es. There was ?1000 under the register
that they missed.
Susalts entered the restaurant from tho
kitchen Just as the boys were leaving.
Believing that they had found his J1000
h colled loudly for the police.
Joseph. John and Peter did not linger
long- In the neighborhood. With the plos
and the 95 cents, they hid In a car In the
freight yards or the Philadelphia and
Reading Railroad, at M street and Oer
Special Officers Bender and Bauman, of
the Front and Master streets station,
stood In front nt the schoolhoUBe today
and arrested them as tho boys were re
porting to their teacher.
. ' .They were sent to the House of De-
tmtlon for a hearing.
ACCUSES NEGRO BISHOP
' Woman. Declares He Kept 25 Given
in Hia Care,
Charge that the Rev Edward J. Hlnes,
a Negro, bishop of the M district Afrl
I ow Methodist tCotacopal church, bad of
! ferad te have the sentence of a woman
reduced from six to three months re
sulted in his being Uald In X ball by
- Magistrate Pennock In the night court.
a,eused of larceny by bailee
Laylnia Anderson, 51$ South ll(h street.
a white woman, preferred the charge.
She saki the bishop obtained ?K from her
Iff prUIMM V UV w .MM wvavt
iff Organizing Charity to have the prison
sjMtffifke of tt flnd reduced. Agents of
t jtoetety satd they had reeelved no
WWW trom the Ner0-
v Case of Cattle Disease Reported
jYi.EJrrawN. rftv. u. ur.
Hers rerwtea teday that be ba-
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i. dlMa near Pitunataadvilte. four
mti!'froTU here. This plate has bwn
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Police Called to Supervise Throng
After $10 Position,
An advertisement calling for s. pipe
cutter, salary $19 n week to stftit,
brought out MO men nnd three reserve
i policemen to keep them In lino today.
An agency nr-nr nth nnd Chestnut
streets did the advertising. At 'J o'clock
the street unl ciowtlcd. At 7 o'clock
ll wns Impossible to .use I ho stilewnlk.
Some one telephoned to pollco head
quarters and three Reserves were oent
to keep tho sldiuhlk clear.
The ngent said he wanted to go In it
quiet and dignified way after a pipe
cutter, but his client Insisted upon an
advertisement The result wns Just what
he expected, and tho police had to ho
SHIPWRECKED CREW SPENT
WEEK IN OPEN BOAT
Philadelphia Survivor of Lost Itev
enuo Cutter Describes Experience.
Thomas N Yoagcr. -1021 Westminster
avenue. Is at Ills homo toduv icoupcrnting
from the effects of spending a week In
an open boat In the Noith Pacific Ocean,
follovUng the wreck of the United Stntes
rrvenuo cutter Tnhomn, nenr tho Aleutian
Islands September 20.
Yenger nnd three other members of tho
cutters crew had been reduced to nn al
lowance of halt a glass of water a day
wnen they were picked up by the
According to Ycager the morning nftci
tho boat struck the cnptnln enmo to the
conclusion It would be safct to sink her
In tho hope that she would rest on tho
rock with her stiperstiucture abovo water.
Instead, tho cutter llDted bo badly that
the crew got the boats off Just In time.
"There wero 87 persons nbo.ird," snjs
ngor, "including n woman nnd four
children picked up as pascngcrs on tho
Islands. That night we wcie separated
from the other boats in the dark, but
for two days got along all right. On the
third day there was a bad northwest blow
and we had to put cat n sea anchor to
pre-nt being swamped
"Wo had salt meat and biscuits and
crnrkeis, but the salt meat made us so
thirsty wo threw It away and lived on
crackers and water. Before dawn. Sat-
uiday morning, we saw a steamer's lights
and used up all our lights und rockets to
signal her. The Cordova later picked up
three or the other boats nnd we learned
by wireless that tho Patterson had found
the two others, so that all wero saved "
ALLIES ON FORAGING
TOUR MEET WATERLOO
Two-jnan Army Wearing Stolen
Uniforms Captured by Bluecont.
Walter Newman, no home, stolo a cap
tain's uniform and the habiliments of
a private from Volunteers or America nnd
stnrted an "ormj" or his own.
Coptnln Newman and his "army" wero
captured tills morning by a policeman,
n'ld by this time tho captain has spent
a few hours with his army In the Houso
of Correction In serving out a sentence of
' thrco months, Imposed by Magistrate
Scott in the Front and blaster streets
Newman stopped now and then nt the
headquarters of the Volunteers of Amer
ica. Ninth und Vine streets. He found
a captain's uniform fresh from a press
shop, the polico say. and donned It, Then
he took tho uniform of prlvnto of Volun
teers, and started out to enlist his army.
Ho found Clinton Adams, who had lost
his room several weeks ago, and had not
eaten for many hours. Adams enlisted at
once. Ho put the uniform on.
Captain Newman and his "armv" thon
started foraging. Not long afterward
merchants complained to the Front and
Master streets station that a captain
wearing the uniform of the Volunteers of
America and his aide-de-camp were mak
ing collections to care for victims of
strong drink and Bpeudlng the collections
where the captain nnd his nlde could
plato their feet on a br.iss rail, lean
across a mahogany bar nnd gently Josh
n man In a white coat.
A policeman was sent nrter tho captain
and his army and captured them.
CRUEL MOTHER SENTENCED
Woman nnd Daughter Found Asleep
in Untenanted House.
Mrs. Mary Meuse and her 7-year-old
daughter Edna were arraigned before
Magistrate Olenn today In the Belgrade
and Clearfield streets police station fol
lowing their arrest last night by Police
man Crooks, who found them Bleeping In
an unoccupied houso at 1735 East Clear
field street, v
The mother was sentenced to threo
months In the .House of Correction for
cruelty, and her daughter was turned over
to the Society for the Prevention of Cru
elty to Children.
Mrs. Lizzie Allen, sister-in-law to Mrs,
Meuee. testified that the woman was des
titute because of drink, and that her hus
band had deserted her some time ago
because of her addiction to this habit.
PHOTO LEADS TO DETENTION
Man Who Escaped From Beforma-
tory Resembles Bluecoat's Prisoner.
A man who gave his name as Joseph
dentllla address, 13th and Annln streets
was arrested early today by Policeman
Burgess and later held In 12000 ball by
Magietrata Traoy at the 11th and Win
ter streets station on suspicion of being
Albert Magarth, who escaped from the
New Jersey State Reformatory, at Mid
dlesex County, some time ago.
GentlUa was found asleep on the grat
ing In front of a restaurant at Uth and
Filbert streets early this morning. At
the statien house it was notleed he bore
a marked resemblance to a photograph of
MagacOi sent out by the New Jersey au
Uoritte. BRUMBAUGH REPUBLICAN CLUB
Organlratien Will Ba Formed To
night in the 46th Ward.
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puWfaWM Club will to formed by tha mr.
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YOUTH AND AGE IN HIGH OFFICE
Mayor Blankenburg, at 71, has seen very nearly as many years as the combined age3 of Mr. Mltchel and
Mr. Baker. John Purroy Mitchel, Mayor of New York, on the right, and Newton D. Baker, Mayor of Cleve
land, on the left, are sponsors of the conference of Mayors, which formally opens its sessions in this city tonight.
MAN DIES OF HYDROPHOBIA
Bitten by Dog- He Rescued From Be
neath Car Wheel.
Bitten by a small dog IJvo days ago,
Thomas Matthews, of 12 'North Holly
wood street, died this morning In tho
Philadelphia Hospital of hydrophobia,
Matthews was a brakeman of the Penn
sylvania Itallroad His ttaln ran over a
dog, and Matthews found the animal with
a crushed leg under a wheel of a car.
In rtleoslng the dog It bit him on the
Mutthews paid little attention to his
Injury until yesterday, when his nrm be
came swollen and his Jaws locked so
that ha aven had difficulty In drinking.
He hurried to the Philadelphia Hospital
for treatment. There It Was found that
the man was In the advanced stages of
hvdrophobla, and he was strapped In a
He died this morning In a delirium.
PHILIP S. H0RTZ DEAD v
AFTER TWO YEARS' ILLNESS
Well-known Philanthropist Was In
terested in Many Charities.
Philip S. Hortz, a well known philan
thropist. Is dead at his home, G019 Spruce
street. He was In falling health for the
last two years. Mr. Hortz, who was 75
years old, died yesterday. He was a
resident of South Philadelphia for many
years, and headed many charitable move
ments He was president of the France
Queen Publishing Company, of New York,
from 1SSZ, until several years ago. when
he retired in favor of his brother, Wil
liam It. Hortz.
As a member of the Board of Educa
tion of this olty, Mr. Hortz showed a
deep Interest In child development His
artiste on social conditions were widely i
He was a director of the Southwark
Hank, secretary of the Southwark Soup
$eelty, and a member of the Mellta
Lodge. No. MS. F. ami A M.. the Mellta
Chapter, It. A. M., the Knights' Templar.
and the Southwark Lwlge, I. O. O. I '
He la aurvivad by his widow ajad three
daughters. Mrs. Wsay Williams, at
Ooean Grove, N. J. ; Mrs. Albert Kerpan.
and Mt May I Hertz The tuiyoral
will take place Monday afternoon, from
tUs late tteidenee.
Aa Unusually Bright Child
Qaa day BonymoM, tile a&ter, was
vfaJfctag la the sirt. wb SWney R9en-
W4. th ptayyrtgM. niched up to him a(i
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fcold of say aw play ami tsm U to
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MOVING PICTURES TO TEACH
GEOGRAPHY TO CHILDREN
Commerclal Museum Offers Free
Visual Instruction to Boys nnd Qlrls.
Moving picture shows have been ar
ranged at the Commercial Museum as a
means of teaching geography to Phila
delphia's school children. The experi
ment will be begun on Saturday morning,
when boj-s and girls from all sections of
the city will be entertained and Instructed
by one of the most elaborate "movie"
programs of Its kind ever produced in
Accompanied by a camera man, they
will visit China, Alaska, Greece and Per
Bla, and In fact, almost every country
in the world, civilised and uncivilized.
Jn subsequent lectures they will see pic
tures of cities that have since been
ruined by the Kuropcan war. Scenic
wonders that are near Philadelphia will
not be negleoted.
Tickets are being suppjled to the
teachers by Charles n. Toothaker, cura
tor of tho museum. The demand for
cards of admission has been so great
thus far that It is expected that the
auditorium will be barely large enough
accommodate all the children who are
anxious to aiiena. ,
The reels have been approved by a
new "board of censorship." consisting of
Dr. John P. Oarber, associate superinten
dent of schools, and a committee of. prin
cipals. Each film js especially adapted to
the geography curriculum employed n
While the beauties of art and nature
wlll.be emphasized, there will also be a
liberal supply of "numbers" Illustrating
tho world's Industrial activities. The
coal and coke Industry, for Instance, will
ue mo suujeci or a special show "booked"
for December 19.
On December 5 the youngsters win h.
treated to a remarkable exhibit of Jungle
photography How elephants are trained
in India to perform the work of man,
will be shown ip the im "bill." Com
menting on this unique wetted of in
struction, Dootw Oarber. isfd:
"Lacturea ljav bean dettvered In past
years at the Commercial aiuaeum on
geographieal subjects, and they have al.
waya attracted targe numbers of school
children, but the Introduction of motion
Wstur e snows wilt increase the usefulness
of U. institutions. I fccaitlly apnruva of
nvtag n(turs as 411 lnruet of
teaching, and I believe that mv nnii
eoineidea with that of tha educational
1 workl at lame."
ACCUSE QEOAK 3CAKUFAOTUBJ5B
aaaaual itMr, U Aft. atraat. nmoar
of ttm tn of Baiter & Kic, cloak nanu
facturar. ht bald la tm ball tat emtn
WUy by Maalatrate Jtaaaaw, t canual
Station. a vmimm of falaa prateoaa, Ht
was nerwuJ fcy two bank caahier 0 ob
tairtlag loaua oa false stat:aiMit of Ua
asat d UabJMita.
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BLOW FROM BRICK FATAL
Man Struck In Tight Over Girl
After being struck on the head with
a brick In a light over a girl, Michael
Uerllngero, 23 years old, of 21U Toronto
street, died today in the Woman's
Homeopathic Hospital. The fight took
place on Toronto street on November 8
when Philip Dosonho, KM0 North 21st
street, accused Uerllngero of Insulting a
young woman and hit him with a brick.
Uerllngero, In turn, stabbed Dosonho.
When brought to the hospital, Derlln
gero was bruised about the face and
scalp. Dosonho was arrested at his home
SENT TO JAIL FOR RIDJNG
FRIEND'S PONY TO DEATH
Animal Driven Against Wall-During
Race With-Trolley Car.
George Cassldy, of Green Tree, Chester
County, will spend the next 30 days In
county prison because be failed to curb
his sporting lnatlqct. CAssidy was given
his choice of a $10 fine or 30 days by Mag.
letrate Grells In the Manayunk police
station today for riding a pony to death
on Monday. He took the 30 days,
Cassldy was Intrusted with the pony by
Christ Sulxback, of Conshohocken, and
Instructed to take It to Barren Hill. Alt
went well until Cassldy, astride the pony,
-was passing along Ridge avenue In Rox
borough. A trolley car traveling at a
high rata of speed awakened Caesldy's
parting blood and he tried to beat the
Cassldy 1 followed the ear until It came
to a turn. Unable to stop the pony to
avoid running! Into, the car, he was forced
to drive the animal against a atone wall.
The rider waa thrown and the pony so
badly Injured it had to ba killed by Agent
George McCurry, of the Pennsylvania So
ciety far the Prevention of Cruelty to
Animals, who also placed Cassldy under
HOSPITAL FUND GROWS
Qerraantown Workers Have Col
lected Almost Half Amount Bought.
With their goal almost In sight, workers
for the Provident General Hospital build
ing fund started out again today with
renewed energy The fund Is sow Wjm.
At a meeting at the Merlon Cricket Club
lqjt idgbt, tb Rev Dr Oscar Hawea, of
the First Unitarian Church of Geirotn
towa. spurred th workers on U an an
Fifty thousand doll .us 13 needed to
tract auitakU buii&aga umw to sanutA
tbat baa been acquired at Lincoln Drive
end WlssabickOD avenue. West German
town Tit eumadttaa In etui ye state tsat
they ba hen of raising fund la
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Conxionr, 10H, sr Tnurotto LiDora CohpANT.
EIGHT GRANDMOTHERS WILL
OVERSEE BOrS RAISING
Chester County Baby Has Three
Generations of Them.
WEST CHUSTBR, Pa., Nov. U-Two
grnndmothcrs, three great-grandmothers
nnd thrco groat-groat-grandmothcrs will
overlook the rnlslng of Kvnn James
Kline, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard K.
Kline, Itoycrsford, In the Schuylkill
Valley, who came Into tho world n. llttlo
more than 72 hours ago.
Tho boy nas born Monday afternoon,
hut It wns not until this morning Hint
his father began to count up the grent-great-grent
and ordinary grandmothers
and found they enmo to tho stupendous
totnl of right.
Tho two grandmothers nre Mrs. James
Kline nnd Mrs. Annie Kauffinati, both
The three grent-grnnilmothcrs are Mrs.
Sara Poinsett, of Itojersford, Mrs Jnno
Hnrtmnn, of Itojersford, nnd Mrs.
Angelina Kline, or Itojersford.
The trio of gteatgreat-grandmothers
are Mrs. Henrietta Orcavy, of West
Chelator. Pa.: Mrs. Louise White, of
Slntlnglon. Pn., and Mm. Matilda Hart
iiiati, of Parryvllle, Pa.
ADDRESS NOONDAY MEETINGS
Visiting Pastors Speak nt Philadel
phia Bible Conference Sessions.
Tho Itcv. II. H Qrcgg, of St. Louis, Mo ,
addressed tho noonday meeting today of
tho second nnnunl Philadelphia Bible
conference BIO Chestnut stieet. Tho llov
P. W. Philpott. Ontario, Canada, spoke
at the otlH-r noonday meeting In Grimth
Hall, li:0 Chestnut street. The subject
of tho third of tho Hev. Dr. C I Scoflcld's
lectures In tho Arch Street Presbyterian
Church, which wns delivered this after
noon, wns "The Last World-empire and
Armageddon " Speakcra for meetings to
lie held tonight havo been announced ns
Arch Stieet Presbyterian, tho Ttev. L.
W. Gosncll; Frnnkford Bnptlot, Paul and
Unity streets, tho Hev. It. V. Miller; First
Baptist, Germnntoun. the Rev. George
Pcntencost; Fourth Reformed, lloxbor
ough, the ttev. P W Philpott: East
Montgomery Avenue Methodist Episcopal,
Robert McMurdo; St. Paul Reformed
Episcopal, Broad nnd Venango streets,
tho Rov. Max Werthclmer, Bethlehem
Presbyterian, Brond and Diamond streets,
tho Rev. H H Gregg, Ebenezer Methodist
Episcopal, 62d nnd Pnrrlsh streets, the
Rev. Charles Blnnchard, Union Methodist
Episcopal, Wilmington, Del., tho Rev. L.
S. Chafer; Centenary Methodist Episcopal,
Camden, N. J., the Rev. George L. Alrlch.
BUSINESS MEN TO HAVE
MAYORS AS DINNER GUESTS
Distinguished Speakers Will Address
Walnut Street Business Association.
Toasts by the Mayor, of soven large
cities will be leipoiuled to at the banquet
of the Walnut Street Business Association
which will be held tonight In the Clover
noom of tho Bellovue-Stratford
Tho Maj-ors who will speak are John
Purroy Mitchel, of New York; Carter II.
Harrison, Chicago ; James N. Curley, Bos
ton; Newton D Bnker, Cleveland; James
H. Preston, Bnltimoro; George W.
Shrover, Dnjlon, and Major Blankenburg.
Other speakers will be Bishop Suffragan
Gnrland and E. J. Berlet, president of
tho association, who will act as toastmns
ter. "Relation of the Municipality to its
Unemployed" will be discussed by Maj'or
The Banquet Committee In charge con
sists of Matthew Gllmore, chairman; W.
Mnssey Blackburn, J. J. Habermehl, How
ard Phillips and G. C. Ramsdcll.
Al Committee on Speakers is composed
of George W. Jacobs, Colonel J Warner
Hutchlns, T. K. Henderson, John B.
Simpson and J. W. Althouse.
Among those on the special Reception
Committee ore Herbert D. Allman, John
W. Althouse, A. S. Anderson, James
Bonner, Edward C Dixon, Nathan Fol
well, Charles Henry Fox, J Miller Kra
zier. Colonel J Warner Hutchlns, George
W. Jncobs. W II. Kern, J. E. Magerl.
Frank B. McCall, Philip Muller, Julius
Levy, J. M. Pannes. Dr. A. S. V. Rosen
bach, Wilbur W. Stewart nnd Franklin
BRITAIN BUYS MANY EGGS
60,000 'Cases on Way to Europe for
More than tO.OOO cases of eggs are on
their way from this country to Europe,
where they will be used to feed the
British army. Four thousand cases were
shipped from this city during the past
week, and reports from New York nnd
Boston show shipments of 20,000 and 35,000
The buying Is being done In the main
by Splitter & Co., u large exporting house
or London, tho conditions or sale being
that the eggs bear Inspectors' certificates
and have minimum weight of 51 pounds
to the case.
Despite the tact that millions of eggs
continue to be sold for this export trade,
dealers do not expect any rise In price
of the prodULt as a consequence of the
Increased demand, for reports from ware-
nouses snow that there are a hair million
cases more In storage at present than
there were at this time last year.
PAID FOR KILLING DOGS
Jenkintown Man Remunerates Hunt
ers for Xoss of Animals.
Charges against Robert Grace, of NeTT
Tork, who has a country estate in Bucks
County, accused of shooting and killing
two hunting dogs, w?r dropped before
Justice Wall, of Doylestown, today
Grace, It la said, pald the prices de
manded by William F. Haas and Frank
Taylor, of Jenklntonn. owners bf the
Haas and Taylor were hunting rabbits
on therproperty of Grace, when the Ut
ter appeared with a shotgun. He killed
two of the doge, mlsaad a third and then
ordered tha wen off his property,
BUDGET ESTIMATE 9174,000
Amount Nedl to Operate Itr De
partment of City in lOiC.
The budget estimate of the operating
sett of the Law PenartnMnt of the city
in 1916 aggregates InldfO. a decrease of
tM9Q from tho amount appropriated tf
that department duriug the current year
Tbe Law Committee of Counclla conxld
rad the !u4et at a meeting today, and
referred It to tbe Fleam; ConualttM with
Salaries of tbe City Solicitor and otaer
attaches coaapriM IIK.M0 of the budget
Oiu tWW sajlary of assistant U abolUhad.
and a salary for a WW aaalataot U sub
stituted- Salary for a matron at uaoo a
year la dropped from th budget
Otfcar item are W0 (or advtrttaiBg,
postage, etc.. $tt.M for axpert services.
iim tor purchase of law books, and ))tM
tor bringing ugiUv busbaada baik to
PRICE OITB CENT'
MAYORS OF MANY
CITIES HERE FOR
Municipal Problems Will Bo
Discussed by Practical
Men and Experts in Public
Delegates to the first conference of
American Majors, assembling In Phila
delphia for discussion of the problem of
tho relation between municipalities and
public utilities corporations, nre arriving
today from all sections of the United
States and Canada. ,
Muorn of the principal cities, financier
nnd men frohi tho operating department!!
of public service corporations, theorlsta
from universities nnd officials of publlo
utilities commissions pro Included In the
ranks of thoso arrhlng today.
It is expeted that al least COO men vlt
tally concerned In tho economic question
open for bread discussion at the confer
ence will be In Philadelphia to attend the
first event of tho convention, a reception
to be held tonight on the roof of the
Ex-Qovernor Edwin S. Stuart and
Maj'or Blankenburg will oxtend tor;nnl
'welcome to the guests In uddrcetcs at the
reception. Tho response In behalf of the
visiting municipal officials and men of
public affairs will be glen by Mayor
George W. Shroyer, of Dayton, O.
TRANSIT PROBLEMS. ..
Interest In the discussions of tomor
row morning's session of tho conference
centres locally around the exposition of
"Philadelphia's Transit Problems." to bo
gltcn In a comprehensive paper by Direc
tor A. Merrltt Taylor, of tho Department
or City Transit.
In addition to tho local Interest In tho
transit problems peculiar to Philadel
phia at tho present time, miny of the
delegates from other cities are concerned
in the great constructive project advo
catcd by Philadelphia's munclpal transit
service by Director Taylor.
The papers of tho session tomorrow
will bo devoted to the practical phases
or utility problems. Delos F. Wilcox, a
franchise expert of New York, -will out
line the "Fundamental Planks Jn a-Pub-11c
Utility Progrnm." Nathaniel T.
Guernsey, general counsel of the Amer
ican Telephone nnd Telegraph Company,
will glvo the corporation View of "Tho
Regulation of Municipal Utilities." Ray
Palmer, Commissioner of Gas nnd Elec
tricity of Chicago, 111. will discuss
Jlunlclpnl Lighting Rates," following
which open discussion will be held on
"Labor's Interests in Public Utilities."
MAVOR BLANKENBURG TO PRESIDE,
Mayor Blankenburg will preside nt tho
morning session, nnd nt the afternoon
meeting Major Carter H Harrison, of
Chicago, will ofllclate. All the morning
nnd afternoon sessions of the conference
are to bo held nt tho Bellovue-Stratford.
and, excepting an executive session of
Majors and delegates on Saturduy after
noon, nil meetings are open. The ses
sion on Friday evening will be held at
the Central High School, and on Satur
day evening the meeting at Wltherspoon
Hall brings the conference to a close.
Among tho Mayors arriving jester
day are Carl M. Keller, of Toledo, O.:
James M. Kay, of Fall River, Mass., also
Andrew J. Gallagher, of the Board of
Supervisors of San Francisco. Cnl.: Ed
ward O'Brien, Assistant Superintendent
of Public Utilities of Seattle. Wash,; C.
W Coiner, manager of tho municipal
lighting plant of Pasadena, Cal nnd 15
nlilormen and a City Commissioner of
The question on Interlocking direc
torates In public utilities corporations
will be analyzed at tomorrow morning's
session by Louis D. Brandels, of Bos
ton, counsel tor the Interstate Com
mcce Commission In the hearings on
tho application ot eastern railroads ror
an Increase In freight rates. By a
change In the prearranged program an
nounced last night by Director Cooko
that phase of public utilities adminis
tration will be Introduced under tho con
sideration or practical utility problems.
GIBI. HTJBT IN AUTO MISHAP
Thrown to Sidewalk When Ma
chine's Steering Gear Fails.
The failure of the steering gear of an
automobile driven by Japies Deal. 25 yeara
Old, 133 South 58)h street, to operate,
caused the machine to swerve from Its
course nnd run upon the sidewalk on
Berks street between 16th and Uth street
Inst night, throwing Eleanor O'Connor,
IS j ears old, 1527 North 5Id street, from
Miss O'Connor was taken to St. Joseph's
Hospital and Deal was arrested and re
leased later on his promise to appear for
Official Forecaat '
WASHINGTON, "Nov. 1J
For eastern Pennsylvania an"d New
Jersey: Fair tonight colder In northeast
portion; Friday, partly cloudy; light west
Light snow covered most of Canada
and fell over scattered areas In the
States along the northern border, during
the last H hours, while light to moderate
rains are reported from the greater por
tion of Texas and from the Pacing north
west. Fair weather has prevailed else
where, -with generally clear skies along
the Atlantic slope and over the pleatean
region, and partly cloudy weather In the
central valleys. The temperatures fell
sharply last night In the upper Lake
raglon, and rose in the plains States and
broughout tho cotton belt. Klsawhera
the changes were local and irregular.
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