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EVENING LEDGER-PHILADELPHIA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1914,
JOHN D. BLAMED ,
FOR CLASS HATRED
BY 'MOTHER JONES'
Famous Leader of Labor
Forces Stirs Convention by;
Fiery Account of Strikes in
Three Mining States.
NOimiEAST MAKING ITS FIRST TOUCHDOWN AGAINST WEST PHILADELPHIA HIGH SCHOOL TODAY
FROM WEST PHICA.
Final Score Stood 20 to 0.
i Winners Scored Three i
Touchdowns in First Two
Periods of the Game.
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NORTHEAST FIBLD, Philadelphia,
Nov. 15. Northeast High School football
Warriors succeeded In gottlng one leg on
the Ellis Gimbcl football trophy this nft
ernoon by administering n, severe drub
"bine to West Philadelphia Itlch School.
Tho score was: Northeast, 20! West Phil
Captain Paul Webb, of the lted nnd
Black, handled his teammate to perfec
tion. His long punts nnd sensational for
ward passing proved features of the bat
tle. Northeast's second touchdown was
rondo nfter his 20-ynrd pass to Bclthnupt.
Webb crossed tho line with the first
touchdown for his team from the 33-yurd
line after rushing the oval there on line
plunges, assisted by Ilcuer, Hendren and
, Wheeler, who replaced Hendren In the
second period, mndo a sensational 45
yard run to West Philadelphia's 3-nrd
line when ho Intercepted one of Wagon
knlRht's forwnrd passes. Heuer then
.plunged through for Northeast's third
touchdown. In tho third nnd fourth
"periods tho West Philadelphia boyi
braced and held Northeast scoreless.
.The Blue and field players, however,
,were Very much used up at the finish of
Northeast won tho toss and chose to
.defend the west goal. Captain AVngen
knight kicked oft to Northeast's -10-ynrd
' lino. Hendren run the ball back 10 ynrds.
Tho tlrst play was a forward pass, Webb
to Brclthaupt. which netted .20 s ynrds.
Northeast was penalized 15 yards for
holding, bringing tho ball back to mltl
flctd. West Philadelphia was then penal
ized 5 vards on nn offside offense. The
West Philadelphia boys Rot the ball on
their own 40-yard lino when Noithcast
failed tn make first dc.vn on three lino
plunKCB. After losing 17 ynrds on two
line plays, mils kicked out of bounds on
his own tt-ynrd line, Northeast getting
the ball. Hendren went throuKli tackle
for 8 ynrds and Webb made first down
on a plunge through centre. Line
smashes by Webb nnd JIaucr placed the
ball on West Philadelphia's S-nrd line.
Webb plunged through the Una for 5
Vards and then Northeast captain phot
bver tho line for a touchdown. "Webb
also kicked the goal. Score, Northeast,
7; West Philadelphia, 0.
Wagenknlght kicked to Purcell on
Northeast's 20-yard line. Ho carried the
hah back 15 yards. Webb then booted
tho ball and the ball rolled over the lino
foe a touchbnek. West Philadelphia
started play on their own 50-yanl line.
Wagenknlght returned the kick and tho
ball rolled out of bounds on Northeast s
SS-ynrd lino. Purcelt played through
guard for 6 yards. Wobb then carried
tho ball to mldneli1 on en end run as tho
period was over. Score, Northeast, 7;
West Philadelphia, 0.
' Shay started play for Hedelt In North
east's backfleld. Webb kicked to ttcst
Phillies' 15-yard line. Wagenknlght was
dropped In his tracks. On a falso kick
Ellis scooted around right end for n 20
yard sain. Wagenknlght punted out of
founds on Northeast's 20-yard line. After
6n unsuccessful end run by Heuer and
two plunges through the line with no
sain. Webb punted to West Philadelphia's
47-yard line. Wagenknlght and Ellis
fumbled, tho ball nnd Gardiner pounced
on tho oval. Northeast waB penalized 15
arda for holding on Heuer's line plunge.
Wobb kicked out of bounds to West Phil
adelphia's 13-yard line. Ellis fumbled tho
ball and Rtdpath fell on It. Wheeler re
placed Hendren for Northeast. On a for
ward pass, Webb to Brelthaupt, the lat
ter rolled over the lino with three West
Philadelphlans hanging; on to him. Webb
kicked out from comer to Wilson, but
Webb failed to kick the goal. Score:
Northeast, 13: West Philadelphia, 0.
Wetzel replaced P. Whltaker for North
east. Wagenknlght kicked off to Wheeler
on. Northeast's 15-yard line. Ha carried
the ball back 10 yards. After threo line
plunges, Webb booted the ball to Waijen
knlcht on West Phllly's 13-yard line, nnd
he carried the ball to the &S-yard Una be
fore being downed, Wheeler Intercepted
Wosenknlght's attempted forward pass
and raced the ball to tho 3-yard lino
through a broken field. Heuer then rolled
tiver the line for Northeast's third touch
down Webb kicked out to Gardner on
the 30-yard lino. Webb then kicked a
Ptautlful goal. Score: Northeast, Mr
West Philadelphia, 0. Wobb kicked qff to
Wagenknlght on West Phllly's M-yard
line. Tlio West Philadelphia captain ran
tho ball back 15 yards before being
tackled. Shay recovered the ball for
Northeast on an Intercepted forward pass
on West Philadelphia's 43-yard line.
Wagenknlght caught Webb's, punt on
period ended. Score: Northeast, 20, Wast
Thomas kicked oft to Bills on Wast
Philadelphia' lS-vard line Northeast
yraa penalized U yards for holding. After
fMvtng' a, bad catch, Ellis went around
right end for live yards. Ellis then
kicked to Webb on Northeast's 15-yard
ific. On a delayed pass Webb scooted
ground Uft end for 15 yards. Schole was
liurt on the play, but lia continued, to
rtsy after tlm wa called out. Hetdler
went through tackle for eleht yards, but
fumbled the ball. Kills fell on tha ball
r West 1'hlla.delplila. Itchier replaced
Enema for Nortbea,!.
,' SOU punted on the third down and tha
ball went over the goal line Northeast
started play on their 30-yard line, llrown
IB-placed WetzeL Northeast was penaljs.
gg S yards for affgkte- On m. fuke klok
Heutr made 7 yard around rljrht nd.
"Vl)li was thrown r 19-yard leas by
ISM Wbb was thrown for tt-yanl
W( but Wt rhWy was pnalUd 6
vfj for betas (MM. On a deuUa pass
Webb to WiHon, th latter BalneU i
yard. Nortnwut wa p(isJize4 K yA
Oo tript fum frooi a, fak ferward
ruttioa. Wbfa set4 around left $xi
I yards. Webb punted! oat of JMiunda
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flold, Webb carried the ball nround left
end for 15 jnrda to the 13-jnrd line Here
Scorc-Northenst, 20; West Phillies, 0.
Webb's fin ward pass was blocked. Af
ter catcl.lmr a perfect forwnrd pass, Webb
to llrcltlmupt, the latter dropped the ball.
West Philadelphia was penalized 10 r'nrds
for Interference. Another forwnrd pass
failed. Northeast was penalized 15 yards
for holdlns. Webb's forward pnss to Wil
son was fumbled by tho latter, but
tlrelthnupt recovered the ball for North
cast. Ellis Intercepted Webb's forward
pnss. Shechan replaced Crowley for West
Philadelphia. Kills booted to Webb, who
ran bnck the ball 20 ynrds to Northeast's
Northeast wns pcnnllzcd 11 ynrds for
holding. Webb kicked to Wnucnknlght.
who brought the ball bnck 12 yards.
West Phllly was pcnnllzcd 15 ynrds for
holding. After thrco unsuccessful line
plunge Kills kicked to Webb who was
tackled In IiIb trncks. Purcell Inter
cepted Webb's forward pnss nt mldlWd.
After nn exchange of punts between
Webb nnd Wagenknlght, the former suc
ceeded In placing the ball nn West Phila
delphia's 13-ynrd line, where' Wngcn
knlght wns tackled. Ellis kicked to Webb
on his own 35-ard line.
Hendren went through ccntro on a
plunge to West Philadelphia's 7-jard line.
Wheeler smashed tncklo for three yards.
Etlis recovered Hcndren's fumble on
West Philty'H 2-ynrd line, nnd carried
tho ball to tho 35-ynrd line Ellis kicked
to Webb on Northeast's 35-yard lino ns
tho period ended. Final score, North
east, 20, West Philadelphia, 0.
TEMPLE SOCCER TEAM
DEFEATED BY FUNFIELD
Funic and Smith Score Goals Score,
Funflcld Junlora defeated Temple Uni
versity In n Municipal Athletic League
gnmo at 2Cth nnd Jefferson strocts this
nfternoon by two goals to none. Tho
game was a decidedly Interesting one.
but the Funfleld players combined better
thnn their opponents nnd thetr shooting
wns much moro nccurnte. Funk scored
for Funfleld In the first half and Bmltn
In the second. Line-up:
runnM Jounlon , Temple University.
V,0a1l'r,V. v."? IHgh?7u lb. "".HchjSSffr
Bale" man JMt f ""bsc ' J
Millors .... right half trk : . ... "lr
Dluiron.l ... centre half back ... . J'erry
KlaSman left half hack . 1
Watnon outsldo rlKiit h "
Brnlth ...... . Inside right . . . . . Olson
Curry ....... centra forward . .. Mortenson
Shieff r . '"""'", 'flS;;
funk .... outjlde left ''"
I.lneamen Ashtord anil Iilaxe.
Tlmo of hale. "-5 minutes .,.,,
Ooala for Funfleld Jrs.. IMnk and Smith.
PENN CHARTER SWAMPS
jfnteracaemlc Game Proves Easy for
Blue and Gold Boys.
Tonn Charter outplajed Episcopal Acad
emy footbalt team nt tho Queen Lane
grounds today nnd rolled up n score of
27 to 0. Charter School scored In every
period, while at no tlmo was Episcopal
ini..nn.i l.ad.mi P,nn Charter School
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Inft tackle HJtiKieo
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rlxlit minrd .
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DEFEATS LOWER MERION
Close Game Played at Elklns Park
The Cheltenlio-m High School football
team found trouble In defeating the
Uwer Merlon High boys today, but
nnally won out by the score of 10-0.
Cheltenham scored a goat from the field
In the first and sent the ball across for
a touchdown In the third period.
SwtrnMerVon H. S. Cheltenham Hlh
nuvtsson., , left end .W aWI
HerbJWi. ., left tackle 6U,1
Hntr . ....... left BUrd ..Foil
Yocura v centre JW
Mlll.r ,'... rlBkt uard avaerl"
lldrls rlsht tscklo , ... .Hharplws
ltyn rlxht end .Nelley
Bhupert quarterback Lorlmir
lUlehur, left halfback BehUlch
Msinn rtM hairbnclc Carsen
Bherliondy. . , fullback . ........ .Sheets
WIN ON HOCKEY FIELD
niVEIvrOV, K. J.. Nov IS. The Wverton
Klrls' sHku irapi Uaye4 Qerriwfltoan itwrnl
her tftU efternoon.
Th,e name was highly excitln?, the Gr
mantowt) Blrls ultimately winning- n by
the acor of S tt 1.
niverton. aerroantown 2,1.
Crowell teal Adamion.
Cook rlsht fullback ... Se&tterxeod
Mill t fullbaek Kefsler
Moror- rlsht halfback TuenUert
Frl.bmutb. . . -. Mt Mjf teck iltUk
Drown left halfback 8aln
Csrrr rlsht ulna ... rVsussm
Murdeeti iiuije runt . . .&. itawkiai
eenira joriaM . . .Mr, Broi
... nW lift .Ferria
. . fed wWt .Mlaa ubton
TIE PHILADELPHIA C. C.
Aft & mtaute ot trewu play, both
ttuu Miea4ed If) ecerise; two points,
but Rihr wh able to braak the tie be
rer t mw Blew.
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MibuM. rlzkl kul'Sark T7 t-L.
SCHOLASTIC FOOTBALL RESULTS
Michigan Aggies. 0 6 0 0
W. Phila. H. S..
Northeast H. S..
Penn Charter S .
Catholic H. S . . .
Frankford H. S..
Southern High . .
Chestnut Hill A. .
St. Luke's School.
Ridley P'k High.
Camden H. Srs...
Camden H. Sophs
Lower Merion .
Lansdowne H. S.
Ambler High S . .
PEP STATE IS
BEATEN OUT BY
Hallenback's Eleven Lost
to Westerners by Score of
6 to 3 Governor Tener at
STATE COLLEGE. I'a., Nov. lS.-.llch-iBan
AbbIcs defeated Penn State 6 to 3
hero today before about 10,000 people. This
fjatr.o li regarded as the bltr home same
of the season. This being Founders' Day
nt the college, tho crowd began fllllnc the
stands at an early hour.
Among the notable people present are
ex-Governor Tener, of this State; Gov-ornor-elcct
Urumbaugh, Mayor Illanken
berg. of Philadelphia, and many members
of both Houses of the Btate Legislature,
A light rain fell Just before noon, but
waa not aufllclent to affect the field. A
high wind blowing across the field made
the handling of punts an Important factor
In the result.
In opening nuarter j'enn State and
Michigan Aggies neither team scored, the
ball being In mkjneld most of the time.
State gained little through Westerner
line, but put ball in opponent's territory
almost continuously by short end runs by
Ulppe and Verger, Forward passes gained
no ground for either team.
b SECOND QUABTEIl,
mi.- tn M.i .ran Aenrlva offense pulled to
gether at beginning of second nuarter,
awl after succession of short line Pangea
u a-yard around left end by 11. Sillier,
caught by Lamb on Slate's IS.yard line.
Julian gained two yards through centre,
and Miller gained eight through centre,
putting ball on State's 3-yard line. State s
defense stiffened and held for two downs,
but on next scrimmage Julian plunged
through left tackle for touchdown. De-
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Lamb's placement goal at start of third
quarter .from ?0-yard line was only score
SUUMtplayed M. A. C. for first time
In this quarter. Through Lamb at right
tackle, plunges by Julian and 11. Miller
and Deprato carried the ball to States
35-yard line, pass to Julian to JJUckfoek
grounded and Slate took ball on downs.
James, after exchange of punts, ran 36
yards to mldfleld. Korwa.nl pass. James
to- Morris, went out of bounds, and went
to M. A. C. Julian punted to James at
GIRLS BEAT MERION
i i in ii r
MSfUQN'. Nv. 13. A ftat hockey same ass
puVS AM afteroooB between tt sr! rjre
smiIhsj SfwUw and H44nrVekl.
Alttwugh playing m their opponents'
grounds, the lladdonfltld girt woa from
u.rlon bv the score of 8 to 1.
goal Ml Orir
Msht fulltaek .UIm Oistoaat
Uft (ttlUsk Miss jae
njht halfback Mlaa U Ufm
Wotr Sainiart VIM Ganisr
telt balltk MMa TnMMr
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mwmmm yayniii trrnrtlfi
BASEBALL PEACE CERTAIN
Sale of Cubs Means That War With
Feds is Over.
CINCINNATI, O., Nov. 13. Final terms
for tho sale of the Chicago National
League team to Charles II. Weeghman.
owner of tho Chlfeds, will be fixed at tt
conference here between Mr. Weeghman
nnd Charlea I'. Taft, present owner of
the Cubs. This will restore pence In the
President Herrmann, of the National
Commission, gave out thin statement to
day: "Peace has not been definitely de
clared, nor has negotiations for tho
transfer of the Cubs been concluded;
neither have tho negotiations fallen
through, nor will they be postponed till
December 1. Next week Mr. Taft and
Mr. Weeghman will meet here nnd then
I am sure that the whole problem will
bo amicably settled."
PATJL-BIDDIiE SHOOT OFF
The match shoot between David Taiil
of South Philadelphia, and Charles Did
dle, of West Philadelphia, scheduled at
the Eagle Gun Club tomorrow will not
materialize. Paul will be In charge of
the Point Breeze Club tomorrow during
the absence of H. Fisher, and that Is
why he will be unable to shoot nt Manon.
However, Taul Is willing to shoot tho
match at Tolpt Breeze, If Blddle Is will
ing. If the men agree to shoot It will
be their second meeting of the season.
In the first race at a birds, held a month
ago at the Eagle gunning grounds, the
West Thlladelphlan won by the score of
2 to 23.
FIRE IN PITMAN GROVE
Women Aid Firemen In Checking
Spread of Flames.
PITMAN, N. J., Nov. 1J. A fire which
for a lime threatened to sweep the entire
csmpmeeting grove this attemon was
headed off by firemen aided by women,
who fought the flames with buckets of
A cottage Deiongtng to ino layior tarn
Hy, of Camden, on Wesley avenue, was
destroyed and neighboring cottages wero
set on fire, but saved, a furious gale scat
tered the firebrands for two blocks
through the grove and setting fire to
trees and leaves that lay knee deep. The
women scattered through the grove and
fought these fires with buckets of water,
FIRE IN GREEN SPRINGVALLEY
Spreading Flames Wear Garrisoned,,
Menace Fashionable Besidences.
BALTIMORE, Nov. 13. A big fire Is
raging near Garrison, In the Green Spring
Valley, and many of the fashionable
homes are threatened with destruction.
At 1:15 o'clock this afternoon the flames
had destroyed one home and spread to a
number of other buildings. The large
residence of William Bird Page was
wiped out by the flames, with practically
nothing saved. A number of buildings on
the place of W. Stewart Dlffenderfter were
FIRE AT EVANSBURG
T,odjre Building of Junloj Mechanics
NORaiSTOWN. Pa.. Nov. U.-Junlor
American Mechanics Lodge Building at
ETtiburg was destroyed by fir, with
paraphernalia and records, this after
noon. Robert Thomat, who. with bis fam
ily, oeeupUd the lower portion, lost west
of his household goods.
High wind Mew embers on nearby
homes of Henry K Byr. farmer
ftt4ft ef the PhHadeipWU. MUt:
f SW. M- Y. Wfcr. Kdward Ctitsr. d
?MK at. MK Nrtttw, GeU
vUf m4 TfSt ftMMa saved them.
TO BRING LAWYER BACK
Fugitive Warrant for Thomns W. Mc
Ketl, Alleged Embezzler.
On ft fugitive Indictment procured In
Quarter Sessions Court, Thomas W. Mc
Neil, ft former lawyer of this city, will
be brought back from New York today
by Special Agent Oasklll, of tho P. H. T.
Company, to face charges of embezzling
$2000 from ft 70-year-old client, Thomas
Tito alleged embezzler was arrested two
weeks ago after a coaRt to coast chase.
He disappeared In 1907, according to Agent
Gaoltlll. leaving Ilogcra and tho lattcr'a
aged wife, an almost helpless Invnlld,
practically destltude, after having col
lected 12000 damages for them. Itogcrs
died In n poor-house In Baltimore, his
death hastened, It Is charged, by tho
loss of his money.
FOREST FIRES RAGE
IN CITY'S SUBURBS
Continued from rase One
scene and helped pull the heavy engines
and other npparatun to tho top of the hill.
Firemen prevented the blaze from spread
ing, but for hours the woovjlnnds smold
ered. GARDENER'S HOME IN TEIHL.
Suplot's home Is on a knoll In tho centre
of a large estate devoted to gardening.
Bofore the flro had been blazing long the
owner realized that his estate was In dan
ger. Workmen immediately started to
throw up mud embankments to keep back
the blaze. Heavy lines of garden hose
were run out and other men worked with
The smoke of the edges of the woods
waa swept away by the wind, but In tho
centre of tho heavily wooded sections It
was so thick that several llremen wero
almost overcome by tho fumes. Showers
of burning leaves and twigs, carried long
distances by the wind, kept starting new
fires until the firemen hardly knew
which way to turn.
It Is believed that the flre at 72d street
and Haverford avenue was caused by
boys starting a bonfire, which was blown
Into tho woods by the wind. The other
blnzo, It Is thought, was started by a
spark from n Pcnniylvanla Ilallroad loco
motive. The loss has not been estimated
at either place, but In each many line
trees uero ruined.
FACTORY AT HULMEVILLE
DESTROYED BY FLAMES
Firemen From Neighboring Towns
Summoned to Fight Blare.
Fire destroyed one building of the
Trlckes Rope Factory, at Hulmevllle, n
mile from Langhorne, Pa., late this after
noon, defying the efforts of firemen from
Bristol, Langhorne nnd HulmovlUc for
several hours. The loss has not been
estimated. Several other buildings In tho
path of the flames were saved by tho fire
men. Frederick Carllne and Beveral others
who went to the assistance of firemen
were more or less seriously burned. All
refused to be tnlcen to a hospital and
were treated by physicians at the scene.
The blaze started about noon In the
carding room of the factory. Employes
had no difficulty In getting out of the
burning building. Firemen of tho local
company soon realized that they could
not hope to control the flames nnd culls
were sent to Bristol and Langhorne for
At 4 o'clock this afternoon the main
building of the plant was still burning
and was virtually ruined. Nothing was
saved from this building, hundreds of
dollars worth of machinery and stock
being destroyed. The building was three
stories In height.
RYAN STATE COMMITTEE
DEFENDENT IN THIRD SUIT
Firm of Envelope Makers Demands
Payment of Bill.
The third suit against the Ryan State
Campaign Committee to recover for un.
paid bills was entered today In Common
Pleas Court No. 1. The suit was
brought by Charles J, Cohen & Bon, en.
velope makers, 810 Ludlow street. In
May the Cohen company sold 63,000 plain
envelopes to the Ilyan State Committee,
They were ordered by John W. alover,
In charge of the Ryan headquarters. An
attorney acting for the Cohen company
received promises of payment, but the
money Is still due. The claim is In ex
cess of 175.
To the other suits brought by the
Whltehead-Hoag' Button Company, of
Newark, N. J., and the Accurate Ad
dressing Company, of Philadelphia, the
plaintiffs, who include Municipal Court
Judge Eugene Honnlwfll. Daniel Wade,
Thomas Itellly, Daniel G. Murphy, John
J. Green and John W. Glover, replied
they had not authorised the purchases
a.id that the Ryan committee had a
membership of U.Q0O. They did not see
why they were singled out.
' in, 1 1 1 1
FIRE IN NORTHEAST
SECTION OF THE CTY
"'S f r
Wood on 'Welsh. Bo ad Ablaze High
Winds Fan Flames.
For more than an hour late this after
noon nearly every fire company In the
northeastern part of tha city north of
Allegheny avenue waa kept busy with
smalt fires throughout that section. En
gine Company No. T, Frank ford avenue
and Ituan street, and Begin Company
Ko. 14, Frankford avenue and OrthWe
street had a run of nearly six miles to a
fire la a woods on Welsh read. Hustle
ton, Tteony firemen Uo made a lcnjf
run to the same hlase.
Fire companies at RrMesburg, WMssi
Aemlns; asd Fox Chase Uo answered
alarms to ext(Buth fires believed to have
starMd tar the W wsd, while ISnaim
jTemMiiy k Hcimesburg. aad Su
&m Cwhsmv Sip. t aaewared abwms mA
wm&u aw Sm which wra itimk.
MAYORS ARGUE FOR
Continued from I'nge One
be for tho city to default on Its own
"The elimination of tho speculator nnd
tho stock Jobber from the utility field and
the establishment of utility Investments
upon a snfo, conservative, nonspeculatlvo
basis. Is to my mind a fundamental con
dition precedent to good service, perma
nently low rates nnd adequate public con
trol. "Wo at least can have no sympathy
with thr. efforts constantly being made
to pack commissions nnd Councils with
weak or private minded men who will
effectively prevent or postpone the de
velopment of cillclent nnd Intelligent
public agencies nble, In enso of need. f to
make municipal ownership a success.
Tho corporation viewpoint on tho regu
lation of public utilities was expressed
by Nathaniel T. Guernsey, general coun
sel of the Amorlcan Telephone nnd Tele
graph Compnny, of New York. He
obviously favored regulation by n btato
tribunal rather than by locnl control.
Arrayed agnlnit him In opinion Is the
Pennsylvania Municipal Home Rule
League, which It holding executive ses
sions in conjunction with the conference
perfecting plans to carry the homo mlo
regulation ngni to mo uui '"""".'"
Legislature. David I Starr, of Pitts
burgh, is tho president of tho league.
LOWER COST OF LIGHTING.
Co-opcratlon on the part of nil the
cities In tho country in dealing with
light rate problems would mnterlnlly re
duce the cost of lighting tho streets bf
Philadelphia, asserted Rny Palmer, Com
missioner of Gas and Electricity of Chl
cipn, nt tho morning session. ,
"For mnny yenrs most cities In tho
United States havo been ttylng to solvo
Individually problems relating to their
local lighting rates without proper
knowledge nnd Investigation of tho sub
jects to find out what benefits havo been
accomplished by other cities under sim
ilar local conditions," said Mr Palmer
"In other words, there has been n lack
of -co-opcrntlon on tho part of our mu
nicipalities In dealing with light rnto
problems. Too llttlo publicity hns been
given low rato settlements made by util
ity corporations witn cities.
"High rntcs nro many times tho re
sult of bad politics or a lack of knowl
edge on tho part of members of tho
Council who approve of contract ordi
nances or yearly contracts nllowlng high
rates. Public utility companies In one
city may havo moro political Influence
than In nnother. resulting In tho passing
of unsntlsfnctory rate mensttres, involv
ing the giving away of rights which
should remain with the city.
"It coita Philadelphia $7GC a year lo
light many of Its business corners where
eight lamps, at a unit cost of JOT per year,
aio Installed, whllo It costs Chicago only
fiza for the lighting of its best lighted
corners, that Is, two naming arcs, at J7S
per ore, on underground construction,
which Includes maintenance, operation
and fixed charges."
Mr. Palmer quoted figures showing that
It cost Philadelphia In 1913 ,2,3.10.000 to
light 1770 miles of streets and alleys, whllo
It cost Chicago only ;i,473,10O to light 4523
miles of streets and alleys. The cost to
Philadelphia, he said, was relatively four
times ns great as that to Chlcngo. Phila
delphia also pays as high n retail rato for
lighting as any city In tho United States,
I.OUIS BRANDCIS SPEAKS.
"Tho ultimate remedy for tho system
of Interlocking directorates, In addition
to trust-curbing legislation, Is to bo
found In a combination of municipalities
such ns will bo effected through the pub
lic utilities bureau being organized nt
tho confetence of 'Mayors." This , Is n
statement made by Louis Urnndols, of
Boston, one of tho leading iintl-trust
lawyers, formerly counsel for the Inter
state Commerce Commission, nnd nt
present tho special attorney for the Fed
eral Government In chat go of the New
"There are two remedies for the evils
of Interlocking directorates," said Mr,
Brandels. "One Is legislation siich as
the Clajton bill. The other Is this con
ference. ''The only way to meet the great In
fluence of Interlocking tllrectotntes tcv tlio
wide extent that the business interests
ure bound together. Is through combin
ing the cities together, Wo nro to meet
financial combinations by niunlclpal co
operation. When this Is widely done wo
shall have Justice to capital and com
"The evils of stock watering by pub
lic service corporations nre due to con
cealed facts." said Mr. Bjandels, "Tho
system of interlocking directorates and
of directors who do not direct must be
abolished. It Is Impossible for directors
of Interlocking directorates to direct
properly," he said, "because It Is Im
possible for them to have the knowledge
of the truth and facts which they must
have to do justice to their duties.
"The gravest objection I have to In
terlocking directorates," said Mr. Bran
dels, "Is that the system has created a
financial power so great that men whom
we have regarded as great and who
are morally great have found them
selves: Influenced by the great wall of
power which forms Itself around them."
In the case of the New Haven direc
tors, he said, their manipulations wero
due more to ignorance than to wrong
"The '"whole public utilities question."
said Mr. Brndeisv "is an effort to ob
tain Justice for both sides. This can
only be attained by a careful regard
to the fundamental facts, whleh relate
to the cost of the plant and of opera
tion. Careful, noeurato information can
be obtained only hy ooipperotioit among
the agencies Interested
"The putdio service corporations have
had co-operation. The municipalities
have not. This conference provides not
only the plan, but the Instrument. The
effeet of this conference will be felt in
all parts of the United States."
Mayor Dlankenburg sounded the key
note of the eoaferen.ee by asserting. "We
are not here to harass the public utili
ties corporations." He said the latent
ot the coaferaBee was U brttig into closer
baroioBy tae ctnrWUs of private capi
tal act the public untla of atevernjusot,
that Um through antaiaoioU HUgetiota
might W anminsted lor the greaUx benedt
vl the puMie lu liwread srvl j4 tor
adequate rvetut tot the uUttOea qm-
VALUE OF LABOR
TO SOOIAI. SYSTEM
Labor Is the organic force, of our so
cial . item, without TV,ICii 5lit
would perish and crumble Into dust
Lnbnr nirvcs and lights and heats the
W The greatest problem to which so
clety nust mldr's. Itself, if cnillratlon
fs to endure, Is the protection am con
setvatlon of the Interests of the work-
Q They nre the real aristocracy of the
world, nnd their emancipation from
economic Injustice Is the age-long
drenm which our day nnd generation
must strlvo to realize.
Illinois State Federation of Labor.
Mother" Jones, the 80-ycar-old veteran,
who, during tho gtentcr part of her lonff
life has fought unceasingly In labor's
cause, electrified tho convention of tho
American Federation of Labor, In Horti
cultural Hull, today by her speech on
modern labor fights.
With n warm tribute from Samuel
Gompcrs, president of the American Fed
eration of Labor, "Mother" Jones was
presented to the convention.
"Mother" Jones wns escorted to the
platform by Frank Hayes, vlco president
of the-Unlted Mine Workers of America.
Mrs. Jones, who has spent the lnst year
in Colorado, fighting side by eldo With tho
"Tho fight In Colorado wns not for
moro wages. It wns mni consuiuum
rights be given to the workers. Colorado
hns some of tho finest labor laws. Hut
theso laws nro cast aside, not by the
workers, but by the high class burgltirs.
Tho fight In Colorado. In West Virginia
and Calumet Is a light for in end
"Thcro was a stnto of peonage In est
Virginia such ns tho world never saw.'
Mother Jones rclntcd a brief history of
tho labor struggles in West Virginia,
Michigan nnd Colorado. She told of the
hatred prevalent In thes'c States between
labor nnd cnpltnl.
She attacked John D. Rockefeller, say
ing: "John D. Rockefeller, who works for
Jesus, has a trained army of gunmen
whom ho sends to beat down Ills work
men when they go out on strike"
"No nntlon In tho world has ever ad
vanced," cited Mother Jones, "has ever
advanced with tho working class crushed.
DRAGQnn FROM BED.
In the fight In West Virginia sho told
how she wns dragged out of bed one
morning by tho company's private mllltla,
nnd told to got out of tho State and
"never como buck."
"Well, you enn tell a man to do some
thing, but when ou tell a woman not
to come back you can bet sho won't obey.
"But I want to say that thero Is no
net committed by man for which woman
Is not moto or less responsible.
"If sho had tlevotril her tltno to sooth
ing his ku.irq btenst, perhaps wo would
not havo so man snvagos among us."
Sho then discussed tho situation In Colo
tndo. and charged that tho rights of the
miners In Colorado wero disregarded en
tirely by tho Colotndo Fuel and It on
dnmrmnv nnd the Stnto nuthotltles.
She declare "gunmen hired by the com
pnnj" tn an armored automobile, on
which n number of guns were mounted,
nttempted to create a riot In Trinidad,
Col., nt n time when Governor Amnions
was In town, "In older to compel him to
send tho mllltla into1 town "
"Mother" Jones then told of a meeting
she had with General Villa Boon nfter
the No.v Mexico mlno disaster, when she
told Villa "It would bo a good thing If
you camo over to see us a llttlo bit;
wo need jou."
She asserted that when told by Gov
ernor Amnions to Htny out of Colorado sho
said: "I told him that no Governor as
yet owns this, country, nor President.
The Standard Oil Company may have a
mortgage on It, but wo aio very soon
going to remove it.
"Arriving In Trinidad I was arrested.
I was met by the mllltla of General Chnse
with fixed bayonets, and the greatest
light In the history of thin country took
place when that army fought nn EO-year-old
A HUGO NUCDUD
"You will never grasp tho atrocities In
Colorado tnless another Victor Hugo
comes to portra them. Children wero
burned nnd roasted to death and upon tl'ie
mangled hearts of thoso llttlo children
Is built tho fortune of John D. Rocke
feller. "When I heard the screams of those
children, I said, 'Oh, my God, I wish I
could sent1 those rcreams to Washington:
perhaps they would move men to action,'
GARMENT WORKERS' SPLIT.
The split In tho organization of the
Garment Workers of America was a
chief topic on the calendar before the
Tho resolution providing for tho ap
pointment of a committee of Ave to In
vestigate tho causes which led to the
split provoked heated discussion.
Supporting the resolution were John
Walkor, president of the Illinois State.
Fed'.Tutlo'ii of Labor, and Delegate
Schlossbcrg, of the Ladles Garment
The resolution waa opposed by Secre
tary Bernard A. Larger, of tho United
Garment Wprkers, who maintained that
tho seceding faction had no case, In
View of Its unconstitutional departure
from the ofllcinl body. Delegate Mc
Nulty, of the Blectrical Workers, also
orrosed the resolution. .,
The resolution wis finally defeated and
the present ameers and organlzatlqnpf
the United Garment Workers of Amelias,
The great parade In connection with the
convention will pe held tonight More
than &0.000 trade unionists, accompanied
by 1W0 musicians,, are expected to be in
Hue. The chief marsial of the parade
will be Frank Feeney. of the Elevator
Constructors and chairman of the Phila
delphia Committee on Arrangements.
The parade will aart at Bread and
DUnwnd streets, and will march toward
Hortlaultviral Hall. Btrst lu line win he
the delegatea ot the American Federatkgi
of Lapor, followed by the delegates ef
the Building Tradu CuuuUi ihu Lab)
Trade Unions, member of the itr
unton of the cily, nud th Wttt T'litof
At HorticultuiaJ Hall th parade flSTl
be rviuwd Uy Mayor BUukeuburg. Qm-ssM-sbjee
Srvwheuen, Sentpr PrnroM.
J ComclU efcd the Executive Cuaeifct lh
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