Newspaper Page Text
EVENING LEDGER-PHILADELPHIA, MONDAY, DECEAtBEK 21, 1914.
i i irnm n,
TO BE DOOMED UNDER
Friends of Govcrnor-clcct
Convinced He Will Favb?
Acquisition of Highways
The abolition of toll roads In Pennsyl
vania will be ono of tho first fercat publlo
benefits which Martin O. Brumbaugh will
undertone after lie taltcs the oath of office
as Governor, according to hi Intimate
Tho Governor-elect has frequently told
his friends that ho believes toll roads to
bo ope of tho greatest evils that exist In
Pennsylvania today, and that tho State
eventually must take over every one ot
them. Ho Is In favor of Immediate action
b tho Stale, said ono of hla close friends
today, as tho, roads,' -which are owned by
private companies and corporations, be
come more valuable each year.
Tlio now Governor Is expected to ask
the next. Legislature for n large appro
priation for this purpose. Tho State now
has .the power .to tako over toll roads and
privately owned turnpikes that form part
of a Stato hlglrway, or connect with a
State, highway, by outright purchase.
The State Highway Commissioner,
under an act passed by the Legislature In
Isll and amended. In 1913, Is enabled to
take over toll roads for tho Slnto by
Blmply appealing to the courts to estab
lish a .fair appraisement of tho property.
The' present law further provides that If
n price cannot be agreed upon the State
Highway Commissioner can condemn
property adjoining the toll roads and
build -a. State road which will-compete
with toll roads connecting State high-
Under Commissioner Blgelow about 100
miles of toll roads have been purchased
by ths State. There stilt remain almost
1000 miles of these roads that connect
-with Stato highways. During the last
two years the Stato has built roads from
Philadelphia to Harrlsburg and from
Chambersburg to' Hnrrlsburg to compete
with toll roads between theso places,
When Governor Brumbaugh reorgan
izes the Stato Highway Department, as
ho has pledged himself to do, tho amount
oft money which can be put Into good
roads wilt be greatly Increased, duo to
the elimination of excessive overhead
charges and of extravagant contracts,
with which the Blgelow administration
has been accused.
s JJnder the present system of financing
the good roads movement In Pennsylva
nia, approximately 14.000,000 Is' available
each year for the construction of the
roads and for the maintenance of' the
State Highway Department This fund
Is derived from automobile llccnso fee's,
from. State appropriations and from
money returned by counties and town
ships Under tho State-aid plan of road
The total appropriations of the last two
esslons of the Legislature to tho de
partment, hnvo amounted to $8,360,000. The
new Governor Is expected to ask an ap
propriation of JIO.000,000 from the next
Legislature. This nmount, together with
the funds from other sources, would give
tho State Highway Department about
(12,000.000 to, put Into good roads during
tho next two years, and would be suffi
cient to purchase the toll roads. Improve
dirt roads and keep the State highways
' Stricken by Paralysis
WILMINGTON, Del.. Dee. . Bx-Clerlc
of '.the Peace vt'lnflcld S. Qulgley, head ot
the Wholesale grocery concern of the A. J.
Ifa"r,t Company, was stricken with pa
ralysis this morning and Is In a serious
(P '$R SWm
Ink - a
CHARLES A. AMBLER
Montgomery Representative en
ters Speakership contest as an op
ponent of Richard J. Baldwin and
a strong advocate of local option.
OPENS THE CONTEST
OVER LOCAL OPTION
Legislative Leaders Lme Up
, Forices for or .Agajn.t, Am
bler and Baldwin, 'With
Liquor Chief Issue.
A sharp fight over local. option In the
Legislature Isexpected by political lead
ers to result from the Speakership ,flght,
and today both local option and liquor
forces are being lined up In preparation
for the first test ,ot strength, which will
occur at' tho caucus on January 4, when
the Speaker of the next House will be
The formal entrance Into the Speaker
ship cpntcst of Representative Charles A.
Ambler, of Montgomery, on Saturday last,
as an avowed local option man, having
apparently the support of Govorpor-elect
Brumbaugh, precipitated tho sudden call
to arms of bp'h forces.
When Itepreuentatlve Richard J. Bald
win, of Delaware, In a statement last
night aligned himself with the liquor In
terests against local option and asserted
that ho was In the speakership fight to
stay, notwithstanding the cntranco of
Ambler Into the contest, all legislative
leaders, big and little, were communi
cated with, and. today Htarted to line up
the members of the next House to sup
port either Ambler or Baldwin.
VARES SUPPORT AMBLER,
Ambler has -the open support of the
Vares. whoso first candidate. William II.
Wilson, of Philadelphia, Is ..now working
hard to further Ambler's candidacy, and
is credited by political leaders with be
ing the Brumbaugh candidate. Ho
formally -announced his candidacy after
Governor-elect Brumbaugh had caused
the slated conference of Senators Pen-
Santa. Claus Fairies
Sp you don't bellove In fairies? And
you think this once-upon-a-tlrae busi
ness Is all rot and they'd much better
teach the children some sense? And you're
glad there Is one person (who Is you)
left; In tho world, who ha"s sense enough
to know that there Is no such thing as
a fairy. .
Well, you'd better watch out-for thltf
is fairy week I
Fairies dressed as snowfiakej, fairies
dressed as sunbeams, are descending on
the city and you can't escape their fairy
They'll dip Into your pocket and flsh
out a ".1re" for the Santa Claus fund
when you had decided to give only a
They'll take possession or your pantry
earth, over city and town and country
and give to every person a kind thought."
So ever since 'that,' day; all the fairies
on earth are, changed',! the week of Christ
man, to Santa .Claus fairies and they visit
palaces and hovels, leaving kind thoughts
In their tralC . .
And do yoii knotw, a touch fronra Santa
Claus fairy changes the. bitter to sweet,
the gruff to kind, makes the lonely warm
and comforted, makes the' stingy loving
und giving! -
Don't think you can escape the fairies
this "week they're In town, and looklntr
Tomorrow A -Venture soma Snow
flake. Coptright, .11 H Clara Ingram Judson.
Who'll help met Who'll help met
GirUl Boys I Girla and boy at
Come to my etorehouee, 608-Chestnut
street. Help me fill it- to the
brim! Bring o doll or a drum or
a little 5'Cent piece- anything at
all! If you dorft help -me I never
xoilt be able to-get down all, the
' chimney ,
rrliYouflp met wh',lhelPmeT
UafaaaK H&c- nV3Sr
RICHARD J. BALDWIN
Representative who announces he
is In the State Speakership fight
to stay. He will oppose local
roro, McNIchol and Vdro to bo called off
The thrco Senators had previously an
nounced that they would 'select the
Speaker at tlint conference. Representa
tive Antbltr had n Ions talk' with thO'Gov-crnor-elcct
early on Friday, -nnd'tlie Re-imbll-an
chlei'tulns' called off tho 'con
ference. . Representative Ahlblcr oil Saturday .sent
letters to every incmbor of the House,
declarlrig'that' lie" stood for' rill 'of'tlio
Governor-elect's platform. Tho evident
determination of ' tho1 Govcrnor-clcct to
fight for tho pasAigc of a local option
bill caused tho Vares to drop William
If. Wilson ns their, candldntc, nnd line up
their faction for Ambler, who npparcntly
hna the. Brumbaugh stamp of approval
Politicians said today that -Senators
Penrose and MeNlcliol had decided not to
cfppose Ambler's selection""' rather , than
havo a light with the Governor on their
hands at tho opening of tho session.
. BALDWIN SAYS HE'LL FIGHT.
Representative Baldwin, who was ap
parently lending the field In the race for
tho Speakership beforo Ambler entered
It, came to Philadelphia today and con
ferred with several ot his friends. "I am
In the fight to stny," ho said, "and am
confident ot election." He Issued a state
ment last night in which he blamed John
R. K. Scott for tho opposition to him.
Ha called Senator Vare "a big bluffer,"
asserted that allegations of Governor
elect Brumbaugh's opposition to him had
been put up ns a blind. In explaining
his attitude on tho liquet question, -Baldwin
"In Delaware County tho local option
forces were defeated by a majority of
000 votes. It so happens that the local
option forces were against me. I voted
against local option', but that to mo Is
tv question of personal privilege and
ought not to bo considered In the rivalry
for tho 'Speakership."
If Ambler Is elected Speaker politicians
look for local option to pass tha House.
Very few of the members are pledged
to oppose the measure, and the Influence
of the Governor, with the Vares working
for him, Is expected to lino up many .of
the Representatives who have so far re
fused to commit themselves. The original
plan of the liquor Interests was said. to
have been to kill the measure In the
Senate, If It passed tho House, and liquor
lobbyists are now working hard to bring
Qovernor-elect Brumbaugh would not
discuss the Speakership situation today,
and said that he Is making no announce
ment concerning any preference he might
Both Senator Penrose and Senator Mc
NIchol nro out of tho' city. Senator Mc
NIchol left for Florida last Friday even
ing und left Senator Penrose to look
after his Interests In the fight. Senator
Penrose went to Washington yesterday.
Ho will return tomorrow afternoon.
BIBLE SCENES IN TINY OABDEN
Louis Vuotto Contrives Skilful Por
trayal of tho Nativity.
A Christmas garden may be seen at
the homo of Louis Vuotto, 705 Catharine
street, Hnd It Is the man-el of nil-Little
Italy, It Includes a miniature- portrayal
of the Nativity, containing more thaii.COQ
small wooden figures, representing angels,
priests, shepherds and soldiers.
All of these figures were made. by Mr.
Vuotto himself and for several months
he has been busy retouching the scene.
Scores of tiny buildings huts of shepherds
and palaces of Kings dot tho garden. A
rim of plaster mountains, capped by
glistening white snow, forms an Impres
There are the three wise men following
tha Star of Bethlehem, tho palace .'of
Herod, and David in his battle with
Golluth. Every year;, Mr. Vuotto .adds. to
his garden, and It .la viewed by thousands
8CUOOLS AND COIXKQKS
Ho In Beies
Private I e;snn; clv" sirvice, Bhortuuui.
Xllis lUon. 023 Lafarttt, Bill., oth fc Cout.
Gooif old Bantu looktd thttn all over
and decided thty vitro th bttt
helpers any one could have.
and lis up a good, basket for tha poor
folks you said should earn their own
And you little folks will run errands
and give away some of your best toys
and have the jolllest time of your small
BUvsall because ot the fairies.
How does (t happen?
Listen this Is the story.
In ths very longest ago "one uoon
a time" you can possibly Imajrina. thra
lived on pld fellow named Santa Claus.
H was a jolly old eir who spent all
hU cpare change (and then some) and
all' his spare time (and hi other time,
toq giving tha children one happy day
Xpw that was all very well "when, the
world was small and there was only one
city, but Pretty soon the world irrew ud
d there r lots of cities aa4 thousands
f hlldren. poor old Santa, nearly grew
bW headed trying to giro ovary child la
u wiioie woria one nappy aay.
Bn. wnen no wae nearly urea out,
; Iglffht Idea occurred to hint
"How illly of rne to try to cla very-
is .uj'i.ei tin xuutrii wtre lB wne$
of ecople kelp! But bow ean I cat
to peopla? I know tbar will iulo
If they knew 1 asd tb4."
Jitti he ruMiobrd tha fairU ami
ullhl them all to Um-wuv tamu
the whole world. jul troop Dl
luurwared but call Hater fairtM.
sw (air lea, bin fairies, little fairtes. ik.v
11 new ii. w SinUi Oiaiai ton.
Qtiwi i-w .lima, likjked them all vaj-
Look back on any transactions you have
had with usj think them over, If, for any
reason, you have grounds for. complaint, let
us know. There's no statute, of' limitations
here, , We aim;to give puj Cull-measure satis
faction. Wfe want our customers to be our
friends, , , .
Chute Pdcts.-Brc'tTW' Stove $7,2S , Nut tlMi Pe $6J9
25c aided if carried
1637 VHBBTNOT STRIOtT
i 'Vnri tX V'
1 y- For -several weeks the advertising columns of the newspapers have been crowded
with piano store announcements, in which luring and persuasive statements have been
made. All these advertisers have united in declaring that every home can be made a
happier home by having a piano or player-piano in it. '
.. ' ' v Which Is All Very True
But also a great many of these piano announcements have sought to show, that
good pianos could be bought during the Christmas season through club schemes-cou-'
pon schemes or various seductive insurance or no-interest schemes for sums of money
LESS THAN THE ACTUAL VALUE OF THE INSTRUMENTS.
Which Statements Were Not True at All
The actual fact is that the number of makes of pianos sold in. Philadelphia that
are safe to buy AT ANY PRICE can be counted up on your fingers. By these we mean
the great pianos of NATIONAL REPUTATION, with names instantly recognized .by
everybody. Such names as .
And the celebrated Knabe
You have heard these names ALL YOUR LIFE these and a few others.
You know that if you have a piano bearing one of these names, that you have, an
instrument of integrity beyond question; full value at its regular, unvarying price;
and that if the time should come when you might desire to exchange it, you have an
instrument with a high exchange value still maintained.
These five pianos are sold in Philadelphia only at the Wanamaker Store.
And it is a fact that any day in the year Christmas time
or any time- you can get a better piano for less money in the
Wanamaker Store and on better terms than any other store in
A strong statement, but PROVED TRUE every day in the year. We have no
club schemes, nor coupons, nor prize drawings, nor complications of installments to
confuse and delude and cheat the customer.
We sell the greatest pianos in the world and no others, making the most liberal
terms possible in sound business, and give you FULL VALUE for money received, with
out pretense of extra value to cover up FRAUD.
Any of These Great Pianos May be
Had With the Angelus
The ANGELUS is the first and greatest player mechanism. It is different from
any other.. It is superior to any other. It is THE MOST WONDERFUL THING IN
Chickering $500 and $550 I Emerson -.-... . , ?. ,$325 to $390.
Schomacker $400, $425, $450 I Lindeman $220 to $295'
And the celebrated Knabe. . .$500 and $550 .
Chickeringr $675 to $1200 Emerson ; $600
Schomacker $650 to $1400 Lindeman , . . , .$500
And the celebrated Knabe... $700 to $1200 , ,
Lindeman-Angelus ,.,,.... S585
jjinueman nayer-riano $3Uo ana up
. Chickering Stqddard-Ampico, electric
motor, automatic expression con
trol, player-piano $1200
Schomacker-Angelus , $850
Emerson-Angelus ..,. .,,...,...,. . $750
And the celebrated Knabe-Angelua. . .$1Q00
Knabe Stoddard - Ampico, detfeic W
motor, automatic expression con
trol, player-piano ;1200
Knabe Angelus Grand ,$1650 Schomacker-Angelua Grand. . .$1350, $1500
r- jmerson-Angems urana .JJjIUou
'. ' Any of these fine instalments may be boughlfcj. making a small payment at the
time of purchase.
f ' Dn'Iryin J. Morgan, who plays the Organ in the Grand Court morningfand
yeniiig during this Christmas season, will be in the Piano Stgre several hourj each
day, to give his advice or assistance Jto anyone desiring it for the purchase of -a piano..
(Egyptian Wall; Seeeua Floor) ' -
rd J, .j.j ih. . tfca AM hait(
!-. ,i- t-j-m , Hb vhj a, MAsic
t -' " i '-'J Tt.i tllns jry J'.,.
Rt- - -.,--! KO &', f'i 4
j pi' i,uaani
i tu r