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EVEyiHfl LEPGBB-PHILADELPBIA', WEDNESDAY, DEOEMBEB 23, 1912.
AN ARTIST'S NOTES AT THE NEW ENGLAND SOCIETY'S DINNER
MLMS B fflUUttB u
ANSWER TO CHARGE
OF UPHOLDING VICE
P. AND R. EMPLOYES
SHOWS FEELING OF
NATION, "DMS" SAY
TESTIFY IN SECRET
Men Connected With
Road's Official Records
Ordered Not to Talk by
Federal Grand Jury.
Leaders Jubilant Over Ma
MMt- justice T7fSX 5Ei$L ! ' I
SUBJECT WAS HUMOROUSLY RM&W' A MSfcLjaUtfl RrMJl!lu,.r 0&. M
Engages in Exchange of
Personalities With Rep
WASHINGTON, Dec 23.-AUer ft bitter
exchange of personalities between Repre
sentative Moore, Republican, of Penn
sylvania, and Representative Drynn, Pro
gressive, of Washington, the House nt
1 o'clock today took recess until next
jority in House; Declare
Cause Will Be Issue in
L "WASHINGTON, Dec 23.-"The light for
nrohlblUon will bo on. It Is, not lost
by the action of the House. vlt will go
Kh. It must win eventually."
Tiii wn Iho declaration today of ncp-
resentatlvo Hobson, champion of national
ptohiblllon, following defeat In tho HoUso
last night of his "dry" resolution.
Hobson said tho voto of 197 votes for
Ihn tVunlttttnn nnd ISO against, although
161 vites less than tho necessary two
Ithlrds voto for submission of tho Con
stitutional amendment, was really a vie
tory and not n defeat.
Tim "drva" wcro Jubilant over having
secured a majority. If not two-thirds of
rtho voto. They declared this clearly
(Indicated tho growing prohibition senti
ment which will eventually mako tho na
A surprising feature of tho voto was
the small number who side-stepped only
1 25 Heproscntatives being absent and not
"Drv" leaders flatly declared the "wet"
fr supporters would now bo out in tho open
lor tho voters 01 ineir tusinci 10 sustain
or repudiate them at tho polls next elec
tion, They also asserted that the liquor
question would be one of tho paramount
. Issues of tho 191G presidential campaign.
Tho next movo of tho Prohibitionists
will bo to placo tho Senate also on rec
ord. The Shcppard "resolution, similar to
tho Hobson proposal In the Ilouso, is
how pending In tho Senate. While the
rejection by tho Ilouso makes submission
Impossible the "dri's" want a roll call vote
In the Senate to align friends and foes
of tho movement In tho open.
MAJORITY IN SENATE
"DRY" DECLARES SHEPPARD
WASHINGTON, Deo. 23.-Senator Shep
pard, of Texas, author of the Senate
resolution providing for a constitutional
amendment for national prohibition, to
day declared the result of tho voto In tho
House last night to bo a real victory for
the prohibition cause.
"Not only has a majority of tho na
tional Ilouso of Representatives declared
for natlon-wldo prohibition," ho said,
"but of those who did voto a far greater
proportion favorable to the resolution
will bo returned to the next Congresu than
of those who voted against the measure
"I believe that a majority of the Sen
ate today la In favor of the amendment."
HERE SCORE CONGRESSMEN
Three Organizations Lino TJp Against
Moore, Donohoe and Edmonds.
Philadelphia lenders of the Anti-saloon
League, the County No-llceuso Lcaguo
and tho Prohibition party will bo lined
up solidly against tho three Philadelphia
Congressmen who voted against tho Hob
son resolution It these men come up foi
None, however, expressed surprlso that
Congressmen Moore, Donohoo and Ed
monds cast their ballots against the reso
lution. The Philadelphia Republican
Organization's stand Jn the recent Pen
rose fight, they assert, was sufficient evi
dence of what could be expected when
the Republican Congressmen from this
city voted on the National Prohibition
amendment They also know In advance
that Congressman Donohoe, tho Demo
cratic member, would cast his vote
against the resolution, they say.
MONEY FOR CITY EMPLOYES
December Salaries Will Be Paid Be
Several thousand city employes will re
ceive their December salaries before
Christmas in order to make their holiday
purchases. By tho annual custom of City
Qontroller Walton the Dccemberjiay
warrants of the departmental and county
office employes are countersigned before
the end of the month and paid by the
City Treasurer, The warrants, which will
aggregate approximately $500,000. are
a. being paid today by the City Treasurer.
A number will b nni,i tnmnpmm
The rule does not affect per diem men,
Including policemen, firemen, laborers,
guides and cleaners.
STATE'S PLRST ELECTROCUTION
Governor Tener Signs John Talap's
HARRIsnURO, Pa., Deo. 23. Governor
Tener today signed the -warrant for the
first electrocution In Pennsylvania. The
condemned man Is John Talap, of Mont
gomery County, who murdered Mary
Talap, and the Governor fixed the exe
cution for the week of February 22, 1915.
Heretofore, In fixing a time forthe hang
ing of a. person, the Governor of Penn
sylvania has always fixed a definite date.
The electrocution, like all others that
will follow, will be In the death house In
the new Western Penitentiary In Centre
There are about half a dozen mur
derers convicted since the electrocution
act was passed In 1913 who will die In
the electrlo chair. Those whose deeds
antedate the passage of the bill will be
hanged If convicted.
THIEE'S TJSUAS PLEA PAIIS
Gets Three-year Term When He Asks
Pleas for Unlenoy and promise to make
restitution, gained suspended sentences
for Frederick Helmos, when he was ar
rested twice for embezzlement, but today,
when he pleaded guilty to the larceny of
j. mi employer, ij, j jtejlora. 15
Glrard avenue, and the forging of the
tatter's name to a eheck for S0, his plea
failed and Judge Davis aant.fto4 him to
three yam in the County Prison.
Helmoa was arreted twtee In New
Jet-say for a, fimllar offense, but his boUm
record showed that he had made ueh
xceUent offers to make restitution and
redeem himself that his sentMse was
MPISCOPAI, STUDENTS HONOBBD
SWiop Ehinelander Pj8ts Certlil-
aUa on Commendation Dav.
eis of honor to &1 TVlJlf rT7w.
IWwowl Academy, Locust and Jtudper
ursKti, today in th ComraecdaUoa Day
wort?' WWch eMl4 lb "'
iSel of the pupils receiving the ear
tit made rd of par cent or
muni. ad were cmmndd by the hid
ttuuttsr. Dr WUU Hwtry Klapp.
w Ti i1-18 M Uff SAoal wr
hlii this mumiag at . dock. j4
Tor the Middle and Learer Scbol this
uTitu-Buoa ljola C Ma4ir atd Bmn-
Arising to n question of personal privi
lege, Representative Moore denounced as
"scandalous nnd false" a speech delivered
by Representative Drynn last night ac
cusing Moore of sympathy with the open
saloon nnd houses of prostitution. Rep
resentative Mooro yesterday mado a
speech against the prohibition amend
ment nnd attacked the Kenyon red light
law In this city as having scattered Vice
In nil sections of the capital.
"I shall say little about tho scandal nnd
billingsgate of the gcntlemnn from Wash
ington," itnld Moore. "The gentleman Is
a past mnster of that art. I know noth
ing about his personal hnblts, except that
ho Is a wanderer on the face of the
earth and finally has located In Wash
ington State. Tho people of Washington
finally havo taken his number nnd stopped
his usclcssncss here. His statement that
1 nm for the open snloon and houses of
prostitution Is as false as hell. I do
havo conscientious Idens about how to
regulate these evils, and I would rather
stand hero with my conscience clear
than to bo a hypocrite and scandal
monger, oven though tho galleries ap
Representative Bryan was so angry In
his retort that he refused to refer to
Moore as a "gentleman from Ponnsyl
vnnla." He used the words "denizen of
Philadelphia" and was called to order by
Speaker Clark. Bryan nsserted that
Moore's speech was tho common brothel
argument thnt vice Is scattered all over
a city unless there Is segregation. "His
statements about me," said Bryan, "are
Just as false as his arguments yesterday
wero pro-prostltutes I Insist thnt his
speech did Indicate ho wns an advocate of
tho saloon nnd houses of prostitution."
Although both members used the wort)
"false" and glared fiercely at one an
other, there was no physical encounter.
Report to Consul Says Villa
Zapata Commission Will
Rule Pending Election of
SAN . ANTONIO, -Tex.. Dec. . 23. Pro
visional President Gutierrez of Mexico
and some troops loyal to him havo loft
Mexico City following a disagreement
with Generals Palafox and Angeles, ac
cording to messages received here today.
A commission of Villlstos and Zapatistas
will rule tho capital ponding the selec
tion of a new Provisional President by
a convention to meet In Mexico City on
This Information was contained in dis
patches from Nuevo Laredo to tho Mexi
can Consul received hero today. It has
not yet boen confirmed from other
DECISIVE BATTLE BELIEVED
TO BE IN PROGRESS
KghtlnEr Near Torreon Expected to
Have Important Results.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 23. Fighting
which has been in progress south of Tor
reon since Monday Is developing Into a
general battle between the Carranzlstas
and the. Convention forces, according to
advices reaching here today. It Is be
lieved here that the outcome of this bat
tle will-have a decisive effect on tho fu
ture of Mexico.
Although the proposed conferences be
tween General Scott, chief of staff, and
Generals Maytorena and Hill at Naco
have been held up owing to floods near
there, the situation along the border was
today reported much Improved.
VILLA IN MEXICO CITY
Consul SUllman Informs Bryan of
Chieftain's Arrival In Capital.
WASHINGTON. Dec .-General Villa
and his staff arrived In Mexico City to
day, according- to advices to the State
Department from Consul SUllman. Villa's
entry occasioned no unusual demonstra
tion. Unofficial reports reached the depart
ment that Provisional President Gutlerrex
had left the capital, but Secretary Bryan,
said he had no confirmation of this,
BOY DIES CALMLY IN CHAIR
Seventeen-year-old Murderer Put to
Death In Trentoiv
TRENTON. N. J.. Dec SLtephano
itugglgiri, J7, the youngest oonvtct ever
condemned to death Jn the New Jersey
State prison here, was eleetroouted last
night for the murder fit Pasquale Ful
garano at Lyons Station In May last
The boy died calmly. He 'bade every
body goodby before be was strapped In
the electric chair. .
OHATrFFETIB HELD'l'OR XNTrBY
JamM Woodook, a. chauffeur employed
by Dr. Henry K. Wharton. J5 Spruce
stuat, was held under J500 ball today
after he had tutifled he did not knew
whether his machine had run over Jaroea
Plckses, U, 3830 CargAater street, last
Right or not. Dtefcsep 1 In tb Poly
altate Hospital, so badly Infurtd tte pfcy
Man say he wul die. He wm rhUog a
Morale at l'th as4 Walnut strveU wheu
he wsuj struck by an automobile.
imiUAN nnnic awiui,
MUMMERS WELL PLEASED
BY PLANS FOR PARA1E
Representatives of Clubs and Coun
cils Mako Satisfactory Arrangements.
Now Year shooters throughout tho city
expressed much satisfaction today with
the plans decided upon last night at
City Hall, where representatives of tho
clubs and Councils' New Year Celebration
Committee made final arrangements for
the big parade. Twenty-four clubs wcro
represented at tho meeting, although It
Is expected that at least a dozen more
will bo in line, making a totnl of 12,000
Tn ndilltlnn ta the fCOOO offered by the
city, thero wilt be numerous other prizes
offered by business organizations In all
parts of the city. Tho Columbia Ave
nue Business Men's Association has of
fered prizes aggregating 300 to clubs
which march along Columbia avenue from
Broad to 10th street. IJ was specified by
the association that at least ten clubs
would have to appear. At least three
fourths of the clubs will endeavor to
win the prizes.
As the Sliver Crown Association Is the
pioneer of all the organizations, first
place In the line of march was accorded
to It. In the drawing for places the Lob
ster Club won second position.
H. Bart McHugh. special agent of the
New Year celebration, said today that,
In view of the spirit of harmony which
exists among tho clubs throughout the
city and the good-nntured rivalry, the
mummers' parade promises to be one of
the best In years. He announced that the
clubs would march In the following
Sliver Crown -0
Onirlci Klein 3S0
White Cap 1000
Kurker String; Hand rrrrr. 0.1
M. A. Bruder 10OO
D. n. Oawald COO
RlerllnR Chaplin ISO
John lform ,. 100
Trilby Strlnc Band
Oakley String- Band
FrallnKei- String Band
J. J. lllnea
Illmtar Strlnir Band
Mike md Iks
Jicot ,. no
Rauer Kraut 03
Bobert Morrow 173
There will be 28 prizes offered by the
city In all Ave prizes for floats, Ave for
brigades, three for Bpeclal features, three
for fancy clubs, six for comic clubs, and
prizes for the best-dressed captain, hand-,
somest captain, most comlo captain and
most comically dressed captain.
NEW APPEAL FOR FRANK
New York Lawyer Takes Case Be
fore Lamar Again.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 23,-The new ap
peal for a review of the case In which
Leo M. Frank, of Atlanta, was convicted
of the murder of Mary Phagan will be
made today before Justice Lamar.
The Supreme Court haa taken a recess
until January 4, but this will not prevent
Justice Lamar from hearing the attor
neys for Frank.
It la regarded by lawyers here as vir
tually ceVtaln this time that the appeal
will be granted, and as a result there
are strong- hopes that In the new trial
which may be ordered for Frank he may
"BAD" BOY COMMENDED
Magistrate Lauds Lad Committed as
The progress made by Pasquale Fietta.
committed as an Incorrigible to the Cath
olic, Protectory In February, 1913. was the
subject of laudatory remarks by Judge
Gorman today. The boy's mother ap
peared In the Juvenile Court to ask that
Pasquale be allowed to spend Christmas
at home. A representative of the pro
tectory submitted a report showing; that
Pasquale, who could not read or write
when be entered the institution, now
stands ninth In a olass of 0.
In granting Mrs. Fietta'a request, Judge
"I am pleased with the good work of
tho protectory. The sueeesa of this boy
under kind care and treatment should U
brought before the public"
$10.50 $12.00 $13.00
(Accortteg le hat! MleUd
AU BecuMTf 'nuM Item FblU.
PreerU9Bt Jam from ether peUta.
or aaaiaet Ticket AgeaX
PMUWlvWMl R. R
NEW ENGLAND'S LOYAL SONS
HOLD ANNUAL CELEBRATION
Men of Pilgrim Ancestry nnd of
Distinction Here Meet at Dinner.
"Yo Thirty-fourth Annual Celebration
of yo Forefathers' Dnye" by "Yo New
England Society of Pennsylvania" was
held last night In tho Bellcvue-Strntford
and 2M loyal New Knglanders ofthis
section of Pennsylvania dined nnd praised
tho States of their navitity or nncestry.
Thomas E. Cornish, chairman of tho
Arrangement Committee, saw to it that
every morsel of foiort rvl came from
ono or other of Mio six famous States.
Among those who entertained the Bons
of tho Pilgrims wcro Alba D. Johnson,
president of the society, who was trtast
master; Albert Francis Jcnks, Justice
of the Supreme Court of New York; Eu
gene Wambaugh. Harvard professor of
constitutional law, nnd Thomas Frederick
Crnne, professor emeritus of romance
languages at Cornell.
Under the entwined banners of Penn
sylvania and Philadelphia were seated,
besides Mr. Johnson nnd tho speakers,
former Ambassador William C. Potter,
Daniel Unugh, former Governor Edwin S.
Stuart, the Rev. Floyd W. Tomklns,
chaplain of the Eoclcty; the Rev. Dugnld
Macfajden, Of England, here on a mission
for his aovcrnment; It. M.i Little, Joseph
P. Mumford, C. C. Harrison, N. Parker
Shortrldge, Dr. Chcesman A. Herrlck. of
Girard College, and Bishop Suffragan
Thomas J. Garland.
CAMDEN'S CROSS-TOWN LINE
Residents of Northern Section Re
joice When Cars Run Again.
North Camden residents rejoiced today
whon the Public Service Railway Com
pany, restored tho old "cross-town line,"
which will carry them from the Market
street ferry to their homes without trans
fer to other car lines. The company
discontinued the line six months ago and
substituted another which proved unsat
isfactory. For six months North Camden residents
fought the withdrawal before the New
Jersey Public Utilities Commission, and
a weekngo won n decision In their favor.
Cars Began running over the old route
at noon today. The route Is one of the
oldest In Camden, Formerly horss cars
ran over It.
DIETS FOR CtritTIS EMPLOYES
Publishing Company Will Distribute
The Curtis Publishing Company will
distribute ? 13,000 among Its employes in
Christmas gifts. Tho distribution will be
In cash, each employe who has been with
the company three years receiving the
equivalent of a full week's salary.
Those whose service has been unbroken
for two years will receive three-quarters,
whllo those who have been In the com
pany's employ for one year will receive
one-half their weekly wage. Employes
of less than one year's service will re
ceive presents In amounts proportionate
to their terms of service. Three thousand
workers will share In the distribution.
Two Children Badly Scalded
Pauline Barlets. 15 months old, 1525
North Uth street, while playing, lost
her balance and fell Into a tub of hot
water standing on the floor, Louisa, her
3-year-old sister. In endeavoring to aid
the baby, slipped Into the tub herself.
Both children were badly scalded. They
are In the Stetson Hospital.
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OAHUHIDGB FIIOM WITHIN
ttr Charts Teonyaoh. IHuiKr-ated.
uy suumw aewaa
and Joseph pea
M& Kegvlar BUI I
FIRES IN VAN SCIVER PLANT
AND MILL AT WAYNE JUNCTION
PIfty Girls Walk Out Calmly When
Building Pills With Smoke.
Fifty girls In tho J. B. Van Sciver fur.
nlture plant, Delaware avenue nnd Fed
eral street, Camden, walked calmly to the
street Bhortly after they had started work
thla morning when flro was discovered
and tho big building filled rapidly with
Another fire several hours earlier at
Wayne Junction damaged a rug mill and
threatened sevcrnl others.
The fire In the furniture manufacturing
plant originated on tho second floor, but
It was extinguished by the company's fire
force before the arrival of engines.
All employes were ordered out, and aB
Btnoke found its wny through the build
ing somo excitement followed. The girls
wero on tho second floor.
Fire of undetermined origin In the Will
iam Scholes & Co. art rug mill, Wayne
nvenue and Berkeley street, threatened
Bovcral other mills and caused (COOO loss
early this morning. Firemen fought the
blaze from the tracks of tha Beading
Railway at Wayne Junction, but trains
were not delayed.
The William Fetteroff mill, adjoining
that of the Scholes company, was In seri
ous danger for a time, but the fire did
not spread to It. Two alarms were sent
in nnd nearly n score of engine compa
nies responded. It required an hour nnd
a half to get the flames under control
No one was Injured.
BREAD LINE AT CBTUBCH
Wilmington PaBtor Peeds 75 Men
WILMINGTON, Del.. Dec. 21-Men In
Ill-luck are being given breakfast by the
Bev. R. W. Trapnell, rector of St, An
drew's Episcopal Church.
About 75 men every morning are re
ceiving a meal at the church, and the
rector will continue this work as long as
funds In hand permit.
Widow Brings Diplomat's Ashes
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 2?.-Brlnglng
thn nshes of her husband, the widow of
William WoodvlIIe Rocklilll, American
diplomat, arrived here todry from Hono
lulu. She will proceed to Litchfield, Conn.,
her former home, where the funeral serv
ices will be held.
Christmas Gifts "
Suggestions in Solid Gold
Slipper Buckles 2.7S
Circle Brooches 1.50
Bar Pin 1.75
Vanity Boxes 1.75
Powder Boxes ..-..,. 2.25
Jewel Cases 17.00
Toilet Sets 14.00
Manicure Sets , 4.50
These and many other gift suggestions are shpvvn
in our new 340-page catalogue, which contains more
than 22,p00 photographic illustrations of all that is new
and desirable in Diamonds, Watches, Jewelry and Sil
verware, all accurately described and priced, Call or
write for a copy. It is free.
S.KIND & SONS
IHO CHESTNUT STREET
Cforin? Hour: Six o'GM( UtU GMNwu
BURSTING OF HOSE
LEADS TO TESTS
Continued from Paae One
tho firemen from being constantly
The flro wns discovered shortly beforo
G:30 o'clock and raged for three hours.
Four alarms were sounded In quick suc
cession, calling out every piece of flro
apparatus tn the central section of tho
city. Standing upon Ice-coated ladders
and flre-escapes, tho firemen battled
bravely against tho flames, but thoy did
not havo tho blaze under control until
Considerable excitement was caused In
nnd about stores on Market street as
dense volumes of smoke filled the streets.
The smoke hampered the firemen.
Twenty-one firemen wero cither over
come ,or Injured. Half of this number
wero able to return to their work, but
the others were rushed to hospitals for
Chief Murphy denied thnt delay In
using tho high pressure gave the fire
such n tremendous start. If there had
been such delay, he said, the fire would
have Hwept the entire block. Chief Mur
phy further said he saw very little of
tho bursting of hose, but he did not deny
that some of tho lines had broken.
nnwHi w '-' Li IJ '-' m n n n w-
Place order early to insure
1024-26 Chestnut St.
Scarf Pins $1,00
Link Buttons ....... 1.50
Belt Buckle ,..14.00
Eye Glass Cases 54.00
Pocket Knives, ...... 4.25
Cigar Cutters ,.. 3.75
Suggestions in Sterling Silver
Cigarette Cases $525 to $25,00
Flasks 3,50 " I84Q
Cigar Lighters ....... 2,25 " 7.SQ
Cork Screws 125 " M .
Cigarette Tubes LM " U.00
Desk Articles UO 93.00
Fifty employes of the Philadelphia and
Beading Railway Company, who have ac
cess to Important records of dlie company,
havo been summoned by the Federal
urnna Jury now In session at the Post
office nnd It Is expected still moro will
be cnlled to nppear.
This was admitted today by Charles
Heebner, general counsel for the railway
company. Mr. Heebner declared he dees
not Know what the Grand Jury Is In-'
vestigating, as employes of the road ques
tioned nre bound to secrecy. Ho says
officials of tho road will not know the
nnturo of tho Investigation unless Indict
ments are found.
Several of the employes appeared to
testify beforo the Grand Jury at the Fed
eral Building yesterday, Francis Fisher
Knnc, United States District Attorney"
here, declined to mako any comment on
the Investigation. A number of the em
ployes of tho road will appear today.
Mr. Heebner today declined to give any
Information as to the nature of the work
handled by tho employes who have ap
peared or have been subpoened to appear
beforo tho Grand Jury. Ho would say
only thnt they are mon who havo charge
of tho railroad records.
Various conjectures were made about
tho city today as to tho probablo line of
tho Grand Jury's investigation. II is
generally believed that It has to do with
the nnthraclto coal business, but In just
what way no one Is abloto say.
Thinking and planning and
paying for others, He is apt
to overlook, or slight him
self a mistake, which, of
course, you cannot counte
nance! In half an hour, Madam,
you can see here more Over
coats than you thought were
in the whole world; and
among them, just the ono
He should have! $15 to $55.
Then Suits A three
button cutaway coat, vest,
trousers all of black un
dressed worsted, $20 upward.
Just cutaway coat and vest
bound with braid, $22, $25,
$30, 35 or $10. Fancy
striped trousers to go with
the coat and vest, up to $10.
And, of course, the finest
sackcoat Suits made, $15 to
$40. Evening Dress Suits
and Tuxedo Suits, $25 up
ward. Dress and fancy
vests, up to $9.
Perry & Co., "n.b.t.
16th & Chestnut Sts.
J 8,CO DS SUtietwy
1210 WALNUT ST.
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