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EVENING- LlEBGER-PHIEABELPnXA SATURDAY, DECEMBER -ff, . S014.
FOR BIG STADIUM
'Proposed Ordinance Assur
ing Municipal "Bowl"
Has Support of Presidents
of Both Branches.
With the Army and Navy Committee
Working out final details of the plan (or
ft ereat municipal atadlum, early steps
to Insure building the stadium are ex
pected. An - ordinance providing for the sta
dium will tie Introduced at the next
meeting of Councils on December 17,
.areprdlng to E. J. Berlet, who disclosed
' .plans -for tht project at the meeting of
the Uovlftn League Thursday In the Hotel
Adelp'tita. Harry C. Itansley, president
of Select Council dcorgo McCurdy,
president of Common Council: John V.
Connelly, chairman of the Finance Com
mittee, and other Influential Councllmeii
huvii expressed their approval of tho
Mr.' Berlet today expressed himself
pleased with the progress made for the
stadium since the plans wero mado pub
"An ordinance will be Introduced at
the next meeting of Councils," said Mr.
Berlet, "ind wo have every hopo the
stadium project will bo favorably re
ceived. We nro doing everything In our
power to bring about early action on
the plans. I have found sentiment de
SPONSORS TO CONFER. f
Conferences of Mr. Berlet, officials of
the university of Pennsylvania and tho
Commercial Museums will take pluce
next week, It Is reported. George B.
NlUsthe. recorder of the University,
who made public tentative plana for a
stadium seating 100,000, has declared his
Intention of soeklng the co-operation of
he city and the. Army and Navy Com
mittee. Mr. Nllzsche's project was the
construction of a stadium In a ravine
on the property of the Woodland ceme
tery at STth street and Woodland avo
nue. Though advantageous' for Its proximity
to the Pennsylvania, Beading and Balti
more and Ohio Railroads, the site Is not
available, according to the Army and
Navy Committee members, who went
over the ground with engineers and dis
cussed the matter with attorneys.
Dr. William P. Wilson, director of the
Commercial Museums, who will be one
of the conferees. It Is reported, will be
questioned as to his attitude on the plan
for I building a new Museum along on
thel Parkway and turning over all but
one of tho present buildings to the Uni
versity of Pennsylvania. That the re
maining Commercial Museums building
ahould te adapted for use as an exhibi
tion and convention hall Is the plan of
the Army and Navy Committee.
BOON TO BOYS" CLUBS.
Directors of boys' clubs viewed the
prospect of the stadium with enthusiasm.
B. F. Atkinson, national secretary of
the Federated Boys' Clubs, said a mu
.nlcjpal stadium would Inspire greater
activity anion? boys' clubs and that he
looked upon the proposed stadium as a
boon to the city.
' Hurry Gear, superintendent of the Nice
town Boys' Club, and Dr. J. H. Frlck.
of the Morton Boys' Club, both declared
themselves In favor of tho proposed
"Such- a. place would do a great deal
for the boy athletes In Philadelphia and
throughout the State," said Mr. Gear.
CHARITY BEQUEST INVALID
"Will Hade Less Than Mouth Before
;.; Death of Testator.
A rehArltable bequest of the bulk of
the -'iilXit estate of John A, Mattlson,
late" oti (729 Woodland avenue, to St.
Cloirtent'i Church, Paschallvllle, Is inop.
e rati ve because the will was made less
than. a- month before the death of the
A clause In the will directs, however,
that If (he'bequest should be Inoperative
the nmguftt shall be equally divided be
tweep.the Rev, Francis p. Dougherty
and the"Rev. John J, Mellon.
Uridtr the terms of the will, which was
admltfid to probate today, sums of 1600
are bequeathed to each of three nieces,
Mary, Kate and Lucy Bernard. A' sum
of $109 la left for Masses, with the entire
residue of the estate comprising the be
quest to St. Clement's Church.
Mr. Mattlson died November 23, on the
day the will was made.
Other wflla probated are those of
Ilachel C. Hammell, 1623 North 17th
street, whose estate amounts to JtSOO;
Matilda Hutchinson, SUM; John H. Ben
exet, 451S Regent street, M300; Charlotte
II. Trumpp, 1923 Fontaln street. 12300.
Personal property of John Wotes has
been appraised at 110,623.20; of Redmond
P. Buckley, (5180.63,
WASHINGTON. Dee. 6.
For eastern Pennsylvania; Rain In
south, rain or snow In north portion to
night and probably Sunday; strong north
east and east winds.
For New Jerssy: Rain tonight and
probably Sunday; east, to northeast gales.
The southern disturbance has drifted
lowly eastward during the last II hours,
and la, central over South Carolina this
morning. It has caused light rains north
ward over the entire Ohio basin and In
the Atlantic .States as far northward as
Delaware Bay, with strong northeast
winds along the coast. The northeastern
re of high barometer has maintained
its energy and has drifted slowly east--ward.
The temperatures have decreased
setnewhat to New Bngland and the
adjacent Canadian, provinces, but else
Wiu6 under (ts Influence they have been
arly stationary during the last Si
U. S. Weather Bureau Bulletin
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UK Rata- Vslee-
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CITIZENS WILL NOT
STAND FOR PLAN
Continued frnm Tae One
lines and when they voted at the meeting
tu stand by him, they meant It."
"Director Taylor came before the peo
ple of Frankford," said T. COmly Hunter,
a prominent business man of 4S2I Lelper
street, "and showed them with figures
and facts that his plans were practicable.
I do not think any person In Frahkford
questions his sincerity of purpose and I
believe his plan should have the right
Robert T. Corson, of 4R23 Frankford
nvenue, who has always taksn an active
pari in Frankrord progressive move
ments said: "1 Indorse Director Tay
lor's plans as It stands. I was at the
meeting and I feel certain he has the
best Interests of the people at heart. It
la Very evident that no means business.
There Is no question about It."
Many other prominent residents spoke
along the inrao line, and arrangements
are now being made for nnothor mass
meeting to convince Councils where the
people of Frankford stand on the ques
tion. KENSINGTON INDIGNANT, TOO.
As Kensington will reap great benefits
by the proposed high-speed lines, there
was great Indignation shown there at the
action taken by Common Councilman Cos
tcllo. His plan was denounced as n BUbtor
fugo of the gang by A. C. Keeloy, presi
dent of the Kensington Board of Trado,
and one of tho most prominent men of
the district. Mr. Keeley bitterly ar
ralgnod Costello for his bold attempt to
"rallroAd such a baso pleco of work
upon the public."
"Sentiment throughout tho Northeast
Is dead ngalnst this Coatelto scheme,"
Mr. Keeley said. "Ho was wrong when
he said public sentiment le with him.
He meant that Costelto and P. R. T.
suntlment ts with him. Taylor, with n
master mind, has handled a master propo
sition for the best Interests of all, and
we aro enthusiastically for him. It Is a
forward movement, and when put In
operation will show us the road to n
greater Philadelphia. Coetello's plan Is
an nttempt to bolster up the' P. R. T..
and he evidently has taken his authority
irotn me J', it. t."
MUST HAVE WHOLE PROGRAM.
A. A. Frankol, a member of the Ken
sington Board of Trade and the Mer
chants' Association, said that nothing but
the entire Taylor plan will satisfy tho
residents of Kensington. It will mean
the making of Kensington, ho said, and
us It benefits this section so will It work
for the benefit of Frankford. Theso two
sections must have fair, straightforward
legislation or nothing, he sold, and any
attempt to further tho "schemes" of Mr.
Costello will meet with a rebuff that will
never bo forgotten by an "ungrateful,
thieving ring." -
"Mr. Costello cannot fool us with this
ridiculous so-called plan," said Mr.
Frankel. "His reasons are obvious. Such
a plan as he has offered would double
the value of his realty holdings. He
might taboo the Idea of politics prompting
him, but he has tho earmarks Ot the tran
"Better transit facilities are needed, and
Lneodcd badly," said Dr. John Maler, a
prominent druglst at 26H Kensington ave
nue, "but they are needed comprehen
sively." "Mr. Taylor was right when he called
Costello a plan a betrayal of public trust.
No more explanation Is necessary. The
sentiment In favor of the Taylor plan will
show the Jugglers In tho City Hall where
to get off. We do not want the Interests
of Mr. Costello and the P. R. T. alone;
we also want the Interests of the public
PUBLIC "GETTING WISE."
"Tho old-time polltlclns of the Costello
type can no longer throttle the public,"
said G. E. Williams, secretary of the
Kensington Merchants' Association. "Wo
will not stand for any such reactionary
method as was offered to Councils by one
gentleman whom we know as Mr. Cos
tello. He pretends to be actuated by tl
trulBtio motives, but those words don't
ring true. A 'boy 10 years old could see
that he has ulterior motives. Suspicion
Is Invited In his own face. His plan la
not for the Interests of Northeast Phila
delphia or Frankford. but for the great I
am Costello. We all stand unqualifiedly
for Director Taylor's plan."
Following out the statement of Mr.
Williams. Frank Wolf, treasurer of the
Kensington Merchants'- Association, call
ed the Costello plan "a petty attempt
to railroad bum legislation." For Coun
cils to pass "such a reactionary method"
would be "political suicide." ho said.
Costello was denounced In -stinging
terms by Harry Derbyshire, a prominent
merchant at 2118 North Front street. He
said Mr. Costello selected a most oppor
tune time to "spring" his plan.' when ho
Is about to leave the "field ot battle and
go to Congress."
"Has he the Interests of tho Northeast
In mind? Well, not so you could notice
It By the time the storm of public sen
timent has died down Mr. Costello 'will
wish he had never learned to writs auob
things as P. R. T, resojutlons."
Residents of other sections also de
nounced the Costello bill, realising that
the construction of the Frankford "L"
as suggested by Costelto, would delay
Indefinitely the other high-speed lines.
Edward B. Martin, chairman of the
Transportation Committee of the United
Business Men's Association, said: "The
association will not stand for such an
outrageous proposition. To pass that
ordinance would ruin the plan for the
rapid transit development ot the city.
The United Business Men's Assoclstlon
favors the Taylor plan, for which we
have worked so hard and will continue
Judging from sentiment of other mem
bers of the association, It Is probable
a speelal meeting of the organization will
be called to voice Its protest against the
CONNELLY CAUSES SURPRISE.
Considerable surprise was caused ay
the attitude of John P. Connelly, chair
man of Councils' Finance Committee, and
Charles Beger, chairman of Councils'
Street Railway Committee. They Issued
the following Joint statement:
"We know nothing about the CostsIIo
ordinance Introduced yesterday. Wa are
opposed, however, to any ordinance at
the present time that does not consider
rapid transit on a broad basis and for
the best Interests of all the people of
Philadelphia. Although we have not ex.
amlned tho Costello ordinance closely, It
$15.00 to $800
$7.50 te $200
a R. SM1TBI& BON
does not seem to us to meet the require
hunts ot the situation or any part
Connelly and Beger declared also they
did not know anything about the Costello
ordinance Until it had been presented,
although It Is customary for Councllmeii
before Introducing an ordinance to notify
the chairman of tho committee which will
handle the bill.
A protest meeting has been called by
employes of the League Island Navy
Yard, hundreds of whom would suffer
great Inconvenience and los of money
If the Costello plans were to be adopted.
TAYLOR'S TRANSIT PLAN
Gives Enthusiastic Approval to His
Plea for High-Speed System.
Emphatic approval of the high-speed
transit system recommended by Director
Taylor for this city was given last night
by residents of Mnnayunk, Wlasnhlckon
nnd Roxborough, who attended an en
thuslofltto mass-meeting at Woodvale
Hall. Wlssahlrkon. To prove that they
were with the Director In the fight which
ha Is making for real rapid transit, nil
present applauded the statement which
h read relative to the ordlnnnco Intro
duced by Common Councilman Peter 15.
Thnt the people may know definitely
where responsibility for delay In the tran
sit projoct lies, Director Taylor re
Iterated the assertion that the Immediate
establishment of rapid transit facilities
In tills city hlnaes solely upon prompt
action by Councils.
With Irrefutable statements regarding
the results which would coma to the
northwest and other sections of tho city,
Mr, Taylor convinced his hearers that the
extension of the nronosed lines to Wla-
sahlckon and Roxborough would mark a
new era In that neighborhood. The Di
rector said In part:
"Thirty-seven thousand people reside
In your ward, which Is bounded on the
northeast by Wlssahlckon avenue, on tho
southwest by the Schuylkill River, on
the southeast by School lane and on tho
northwest by the City Line.
"The residents of the extreme south
easterly corner of your ward have the
advantago of direct street railway serv
ice to the centre of the city for one 5-cent
"The time required to travel by the
existing, surface systom between the cen
tre of the city and Wlssahlckon Station
Is 40 minutes, and the presont facilities
are Inadequate to handle the traffic.
"Only 18.3 per cent tf the nrea of
your wnrd lies within one-half mile of
street railway lines which will carry you
directly to the centre of the city. In this
142 per cent, of the area of your ward
there are "6.P00 people.
"The remainder of your ward Is served
by an Independent railway lino, which
lendd from the Manayunk Station over
Ridge avenue to the City Line, and In
order to reach the centre of the city you
are compelled to ride on this independent
line, with Its Infrequent nnd Inadequate
service, to the Manayunk Station, there
changing to the cars of the Philadelphia
Rapid Transit Company. Thus It costs
you two fares, or 10 cents, to reach the
centre of tho city.
"The only other wny by which you Qin
reach tho centro of the city Is by way of
the surface line and the steam railroad,
at Increased coat.
"The bulk of the population In your
ward centres on the six-mile circle from
City Hall. For that slx-mlle Journey
you are required to pay 10 cents each way.
"Your fellow citizens In Fox Chase are
10 miles from the City Hall. They travel
for 5 cents each way.
"Your lellow citizens In Chestnut Hill
are nine miles from the City Hall. They
travel for S cents each way.
"Your district Is thus descrlmlnated
ngalnst in the cost of travel, which to
many Is prohibitive.
"The assessed valuation ot real estate
In the 21st Ward Is J19.0M.2SI, or S4171 per
"The assessed valuation of rent estate
In your adjoining 22d Ward, which Is
approximately the same distance from the
tentro of the city, but which enjoys di
rect street railway service to the centre
of the city for 5 cents. Is $33,918,310, or
112,925 per acre.
"This emphasizes your need for direct
service to the centre of the city for
ono 5-cent fare.
"The assessed valuation of taxable real
estate In the 46th Ward, which lies south
of Market street and west of 45th street,
)s 863,100,525, or 835.263 per acre, against
your valuation of 34171 per acre.
"This Illustrates the development which
follows the construction of a high-speed
line with surface feeders, and also illus
trates the development which rapid tran
sit will bring to the 21st Ward."
CHRISTMAS MAIL PACKAGES
PoBtofflce Department Issues Rules
for Satisfactory Service.
The "ten commandments" of the parcel
post, to be observed during the Christmas
season, were laid down to Phlladelphlans
today by Postmaster John A. Thornton,
who received them from Postmaster Gen
eral Burleson. The "commandments,"
which will be posted In every postofflce
In the country, are as follows;
"Have parcels wrapped and addressed
before appearing at postofnea windows.
"Prepay all postage.
"Write address plainly, giving street
number of R. F. D. route,
"Write your own name and address In
upper left hand corner.
"Write name within parcel In case of
mutilation of wrapper,
"Pack securely with strong paper and
"Mark breakable articles 'fragile.'
"Mark food 'perishable.'
'If any writing accompanies parcel
place it In separate envelope bearing 2
"SHOOTS UP" NEIGHBORHOOD
Recent Arrival From West Causes
Revolver shots at midnight lent a flavor
of the wild and wooly West to the neigh
borhood of th and Vine streets.
It was. Indeed, a denizen of the land
ot alkali and cactus who caused the
rumpus. He stood on the corner and
took pot shot at nearby windows, which
were all hastily closed. The street was
cleared, and even trolley cars refused to
pass the danger point.
But Policeman Condon, of the 10th and
Buttonwood tru station, heard the
hots. He ran two squares, knocked the
revolver from the man'a hand and grap
pled with him.
At the station house the man ld be
was JJImer Reeyes, it years old, and that
he had Just returned from Uie West He
formerly lived In Kensington.
" -- " " IL i
Every one knows the pleasure de
rived from owning: a good diamond. We
are showing a great variety of diamond
set jewelry, mounted in the best possible
I Scarf Pins, $5,00 to $150
$15.00 to $136
KENSINGTON MERCHANTS ORGANIZE
Officers o! the newly created Merchants' Association. From left to
right, are John E. Walsh, vice president; George E. William, sec
retary, and Frank H, Wolf, treasurer.
SIGNS TO COACH
Will Not Be Candidate to
Succeed George Brooke.
Penn Affairs Are Quiet
Andrew Ij. Smith, who was head coach
at tho University of Pennsylvania for
the four yearn previous to tho selection
of George II. Brooke, today set at rest
the rumor that he might bo a candidate
to succeed Brooke, provided tho latter
was not retained, by announcing that he
had already signed a contract to coach
Purdue this fall. Smith was reported In
the Western papers a few weeks ago as
having resigned at Purdue because of
dimcultlcs with tho nthlotlo authorities
there over football matters. That, how
ever, has been patched up by tho resig
nation of Purdue's formor nthletlc di
rector, Nlcol, and Smith will return for
his third year.
Tho situation at Pennsylvania today was
much quieter, both sides apparently wish
ing to forget tho Incident by which tho
players repudiated their coach. Inter
views with sevoral ofllccra of tho Athletic
Association and members of the board
of directors today Indicate that thero will
bo no special meeting of tho board to
consider tho action of the team. Any
action which may be taken will not come
until nfter the annual organization meet
ing of tho now board following tho an
nual election, which Is set for Deccm
Thoro Is a great deal of discussion con
cerning tho probable successor to T.
Truxtun llaro as chairman of tho foot
ball committee. Tho two men most
prominently suggested are Dr. It. G.
Torroy and Robert K. Lamberton, both
members of tho board. Neither of theso
men has expressed any opinion on tho
action of tho team or their nttltuda to
ward Brooke. Both nro regarded as con
servative men who would make splendid
chairmen and do whatever Is best for
Pennsylvania football. Tho chances are
that no olilclaU action will be ttaken- or
statement made before tho lliat Jt tho
year. . , .
LUNK'S TWO WIVES FAIL
TO DISTURB HIS PLACIDITY
Man 21 Years Old Undisturbed
When Held for Bigamy.
The charge of bigamy did not seem
to worry Conrad Lunk, 21 years old, of
H17 North Orrlana street, a shoemaker,
who was arraigned before Magistrate
Kmely In his olucc, Front street and Sus
quehanna avenue, this morning, accused
of having selected two wives within tho
short space of three months without hav
ing gone through the formality of a di
vorce. Both wives are living and will
appear osalnst Lunk at a further hear
ing next Saturday. Ho was held In 11200
According to the police, Lunk, under
tho name of Conrad Servus, married
Lena Martin In this city last June. Three
months later, the police say. he married
Katlo Lunk, of 1737 North Eth street, In
Utterly Indifferent to the charge made
against him. Lunk told the Magistrate
that he had throe reasons for marrying
Mrs. Katie Lunk. He married her, ho
said, because she was very much In love
with him and had threatened to commit
suicide unless he did. Secondly, he had
heard that she had saved a thousand dol
lars. For his third reason Lunk said
ho was slightly "Inebrious" when the
marriage was performed.
TODAY'S MAKItlAOE LICENSES
Gutor Van d Voqrde, 4170 Paul St., and
Angela nauwena, 4170 Paul t.
!!7p8 E. Ontsrlo it,, and
Mary E. llaydcn. 3340 Scoutcn at.
"Aif0""1' v'oa .a- M aod Anna noun,
1007 UQVHmenilnr avinui.
Dtnjamln II. Cohen, 2428 Pouslua it., and
I'anetta floldauln. 2231 N. Kront st.
Thomsa O'Louchlin, 8217 Wallact at., and
Barah Glynn. 6.38T WlnJleld at. '
Oeorsa Baldwin, 1818 Olcklnaon St., and Annie
Illnton, 1224 Balnbrldio at.
Oalvaaton F, Saverly, 4TS3 Stiles at., and Elea-
I(V, , MI,U1. tu Bill,, t
Auzuat Gottuok. 1211 Msschtr at., and Real .
Krtmmer, 1211 Maichtr at. ,
DTanKlIn C. Wllllngmyar, 204B N. Philip at,,
and Loulia B, Wttdaburr. 2031 Hop at.
Herbert L. Mtacham, Jr., S038 Turnar at., and
Helen M. Kraltar, 26U8 Turnar at. '
Barman Vfajannan, (S04 Mercy st., and Anna
Sherman. 1722 8. 8th at. ,
Aquino ainnattl, 1601 8. Juniper at., and Ellxa,
helh Taba.io, 1323 Dlcklnion at.
8am Satlotaky.iezs a. Beauab st- and Fan,
nla Ilubln. 112T Tbompaon at.
Junus Carabaal, 60S Catherine St., and Millie
Itoaal, 602 Catherine at.
Solomon M. Coorxr, 443 N. 7th at., and Apnla
Silverman. 445 N. 7th at.
William J. Campbell, 126 K. Ontario St., and
Vertha M. Kenleh. S328 Braddock at.
Asoatlno D'Oratlo. 1127 Garrett at., sad Hose
f-lcclrllto 141 8. Franklin at. '
Louie Oerbar, 1014 Bnyder ave., and Mollis
Baaal, 1911 B. PtA t.
iWhIi I II II H II II iUlfsB
limn 'lllllli II llll II II I1bsbH
TO URGE IMPROVEMENTS
New Organization Will Demand Bet
ter Transit Facilities.
"A Now Northeast" Is tho slogan o'
tho Kensington Merchants' Association,
organized Tuesday night at Schroeder'a
Hall, Kensington avenue nnd Cumber
land street, when over 200 members were
The association Is the central business
organization of the northeast, representa
tives of tho various business organiza
tions of that section of tho city having
aided In forming the new asedolntlon.
Tho association will fight for nn ele
vated railroad, bettor lighting, sewer
age, paving nnd other needed Improve
ments. It intends to force Into realiza
tion the promises of Improvements made
to the northeast business men In the
InadequAto transit facilities are the
chief objects of attack. An elevated lino
ts regarded as Imperative for tho thickly
populated northeast section, which suf
fers economic loss on nccount ot the
congested transit systom, business men
and workers say.
Tho ofllcers of the association arc:
William F. Hansen, president; John
Walsh, vice president: G. E. Wllllnms,
secretary, and Frank Wolf, treasuror.
Other organizers wero Harry Derbyshire,
David Stump, G. Berger, Jacob Bosenau,
II. Boylo and M. Jethuss,
"TIPPERARY" AT 3 A. M.
SENDS SINGER TO JAIL
Disregard of President's Neutrality
Views Costa Flannlgan His Freedom.
Society's slumbors received a slight Jolt
for Just a few minutes early this morning
while William Clark, a night watchman,
was dispersing, four would-bo songsters
at 18th and Epruco, who were fain to
sing "Tlppcrary," regardless of Presi
dent Wilson's neutrality proclamation.
And now one Thomas Flannlgan, 2221
-uonroo street, who had a misguided con
ception of his constitutional rights, must
spend 10 days In Jail, while three more
men aro nursing unpleasant recollections
of a run-In with the watchman.
All was quiet In tho fashlonnble neigh
borhood until 3 o'clock this morning, when
tho night nlr was suddenly rent with n
piercing wall. Society,, leaped from bed.
Some ventured to tho windows, but be
fore any could hurl boot-Jacks, hair
brushes or old shoes, they discovered the
noise did not orlglnato from' a cat.
At the same moment Watchman Clark
stepped cautiously nround tho corner, nnd
seeing the four men with their faces
pointed to the sky, emitting a noise that
could easily have been mistaken for the
cry; of. a houn' dawg looking at the moon,
started to clean up. Three of the dis
turbers were gone In no time, but Klan
nlgan insisted upon remaining, and he
was taken to the Jefferson Hospital a
little later with a scalp wound.
This morning he told Magistrate tinnnnv
In the 15th and Locust streets station that
nis constitutional rights had been vio
lated. But when Watchman Clark argued
that to sing "Tlpperary" In public Is
decidedly a breach of neutrality, tho
Magistrate sent Flannlgan to Jail to think
SAFE BLOWERS IN TOWN
Police Looking: for Trace of Baud
Police In all parts of the city are on
the'nlert today for a band of safo blowers,
said to have come to Philadelphia to
operate In large stores and business
houses. Information to this effect reached
detectives yesterday and was sent to
overy police station In the city.
U'lillo the Detective Bureau officials re
fused to disclose the sourco of their
Information, they say It came from a
JACOBS AS SCHOOL HEAD
Board of Education Members' Only
Candidate for Superintendent.
Members of the Board of education,
who will be called upon at the January
meeting to elect a successor to Governor
elect Martin 3. Brumbaugh as school su
perintendent, are said to favor Dr. Wil
liam C, Jacobs, who has been acting su
perintendent. A few ot the members believe that there
should be mora than one candidate In the
flejd, but others declare they have not
considered any other candidate than Pr.
Jacobs, whose work has been satisfactory.
One member suggested that Dr. 4runi
bauch have the naming of his su'cc.e.s4qr
when he returned from the South,
The "Midget" Collapaible
In leather eaaa and holly box for bolt
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Sixteen more shopping
days remain before Christ
mas, exclusive of today.
Already tftc shops have put their
best holiday goodf on display.
Christmas RreciU from Maine and
Vermont, and holly and mistletoe
from Virginia art filling the market
The pungent aroma of fruit and
spice cakes is freighting the atmos
phere with its tempting odor, an
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DISCIPLINE AT FIRE
Continued from race One
stricken by tho smoke, the crackle of the
flames nnd the nolso outside that they
were unablo to help themselves. Swiftly
tho nurses dressed them.
Those old enough to walk wero lined
up In perfect order In the first floor cor
ridor. Ono of tho nurses opened the door
and led tho wny. Th alley was so filled
with smoke thnt It was Impossible to see.
Choking and groping blindly through the
murk, tho little ones wero led rapidly
down tho alley to the fireproof day
nursory building of tho Young Women's
SMOKD AGAIN DIUVE3 THEM OUT.
Thoy had been quartered hero only a
few' minutes when Ihey were again
driven out by tho smoke. This time they
wero taken to the home building of the
Union, 428 Bnlnbrldge street. Eight resi
dent workers, who had been asleep with
wlndowo open, narrowly escaped being
overcome by smoke In this building, but
when their windows were closed the
house became habitable.
Before arousing the children, Mrs.
Ilolan had telephoned nn alarm Of lire,
nnd a few minutes later Max Cohen, a
policeman of .the 2d nnd Christian streets
station, nlso turned In an alarm. When
tho firemen nrrlved they found the cn
tlra factory building ablaze. Adjacent
dwelllngn were threatened and a second
alnrm was turned In.
Flro Chief Murphy went to the scene
nnd took personal charge after the second
alarm. Firemen, unablo to remain long
In the alley, were sent to the housetops.
While they were at work on the roof of
tho factory with nxes, part of tha roof,
Its supporting timbers burned away, caved
in. All the firemen escaped.
FIREMAN IS INJURED.
Tho man Injured was at work on the
first floor after the blazo was undrr con
trol. He Is Ambrose) Sherman. Physicians
at the Pennsylvania Hospital found that
ho had escaped with a gash In the head
and bruises and ho also returned to help
fight the flro.
A throne that Jammed Mtfnroe street
from 4th to 6th hampered firemen and
Lieutenant Mcehnn, of the !d and Chris
tian stroets station, sent a detail of
police. They had difficulty driving back
Three workshops occupied the factory
building. On tho first floor was Abra
ham Orinsky, manufacturer of troueeis;
on the second floor, Jacob London, shirts,
and on the third floor S. Isenburg, suits.
Virtually the entire Btock of each was
destroyed. The floors ot tho building
wero burned through, nlong with a sec
tion of the roof.
TWO WOMEN TAKE POISON
Ono by Accident, One With Suicidal
Intent; Both Will Hecover.
Two women are In tho Pennsylvania
Hospital ns a result of taking poison last
night. They ore Kitty Oallagher, 21 years
old, 264 South 10th street, and Mrs. Annie
Hlgglns, 61 years old, 310 South American
Tho older woman was the first brought
to tho hospital. She had been found In
her room by her husband, John Hlgglns,
who said that she had been an Invalid for
years and attempted suicide because of
despondency. Mies Oallagher took
bichloride tablets by mistake when she
got up In the nlghtt to take medicine for
a cold. It Is expected that both women
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SCORES IN DANGER
Rescuers Save Forty Families
From Flames in Jersey
City Second Outrage
Within Twelve Hours.
NEW TORK, Dee. 4. Scores of lives
wefe Imperiled early today by a flro
which Is believed to have been started
by the explosion of a bomb placed In the
hat factory at. 311 Third street, Jorsey
City, The flames spread rapidly to two
frame buildings In tho rear nnd damaged
a tenement house adjoining whero 40 fam
ilies were sleoplng. The Jorsey City
synagogue was nlso badly damaged.
Tho lire was discovered by a policeman,
whoso attention was attracted by a vio
lent explosion. Policemen nnd firemen
rescued many Inmates' who were trapped
In the Upper' floors of the tenomenta by
ladders. This was the second bomb outrage
within twelve hours. Homeward bound
crowds were hurrying through Union
Square a little after 6 o'clock last even
ing as a bomb was exploded In front of
tho old flvo-story building at 26 Union
Square East. Soveral persons near the
aceno of tho explosion wero knocked
POLICE HAVE THEORY.
A theory that the bomb was hurled-'
from n moving automobile Is being In
vestigated oy me ponce today.
Inspector Egan, of the Bureau of Com
bustibles, after getting down on his knees
and sniffing at the point whero the bomb
was oxploded, said he smelted chemicals,
and expressed tho opinion that the ex
plosion had been that of "an old-faih-lonod
Italian chemical bomb, which every
anarchist knows how to make."
Such a bomb, however, must bo laid
In place, and. If Ignited with a rope fuae,
would glvo tho bomb placer a chance to
get several blocks away before there
was any explosion.
DAMAGE FROM EXPLOSION.
Tho explosion wrecked tho glass front '
of tho showroom of tho Faber-Wlnshlp
Trunk Company, In front of whose place
the bomb was placed; tho window of a
restaurant next door nnd the sidewalk
shbwcaso of a tailor shop two doors
Tho building Is nn old stylo dwelling
converted for commercial purposes, with
a small area In front of It and lower
than the sidewalk. The bomb had been
placed In a corner of this area and close
to the building.
No explanation could bo found why the
bomb was placed there. The trunk com
pany, which has factories In Utlca, N, Y
nnd Boston, has had no trouble with any
one and had received no threats.
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