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EVENING LED0EE PHILADELPHIA, SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, 1915.
loWAS SO BOLD
Sfessor Mohomed, Wlio
;dvised Koyalty, m uur
Sidst, But the Very Stars
mi...... Snnloua Mo'nomed, Into of
Fffind. Scotland, Germany and Egypt,
I'S .'rn,nn,!(.lnhln. In looking (or n
P"va!ue, bearing this Inscription:
'ffioyal MaJ"l' Edward VII to Prof.
TOiomtd. ABtroloslst," which, ho says,
ijjrjMi;nted to lilm by tho Into Kin? In
ffj'of appreciation or a horoscope
iCtlng to ino very nuui mo jhuHi;oo
fi ,.crat Career.
?. nomo ono hns cone and taken
fn&tm nwaj from him and tho pro
fe towed wlt'n Brief, slid In his
Bit IMG Arch street and bemoans his
Sin the meantime ho hns offered n
JfJd- of 300. though he declares
feuld be worth a cool thousand to get
frtj . . 1 1 C4I....... anltrt Mn
E'trrlveu ni uruou ouvui. u,ui,u,i ...a
!Eriay and was met by two polite gen
En who offered to carry my bag
g" hn said tearfully. "This I per
W,(L them to do. When wo arrived at
iiliiia Market streets ono of them
Ztui forcibly against mo here"-
iniBdlcated tne region 01 iuh wuiku
!ai-"and after they had left me
itl " ,. .1,11111- r.1. Mini
I a I had Bi en mum """ - -
'hV I discovered tho charm, tho gift
;.... vnr wit!) irone."
irilisM bom In Germany of Egyptian
SSniC he said lnchrymosely, "and nl-
Kr1!. ...! ii..l In T.nmlnn fnr 1!)
I, thoy suspected mo of being a spy
SUirw me Into prison. But I am a
rf, master of tho Masons and my
S.ds gut me out However. I embarked
billy e llla """"" "
aay. When tho ship was two days
I tftlra and the Btcward, who was also
f anon, permitted me to work my way
ll'nless the professor can discover a po-
i 5-an who also recognizes his peculiar
ia It looks as though his troubles In
!U City of Brotheily Iovo might bo mul
cted even more, for If ho besins ccr
AblW profession of crystal gazing and
titan reading, the blucoats of tho 20th
Citrlct will set after him,
SUFFRAGISTS PLAN ACTIVE "
If MEMBERSHIP CAMPAIGN
('iek Set Aside for Increasing Equal
Franchise Society's Roster,
ttembershlp Week" Is tho name given
tie Equal Franchise Society, 35 South
Thitrtet, to the week In February com
kmIbj with Washington's Blrthday.Tho
iStrajUta who arc members of tho so
Wfcwtll then wage a campaign to ln
neuelui membership. It Is, proposed that
feh member shall bring one additional
Hmberlnto the society, nnd every wife
iititea to make "hubby" put his namo
'Ion on the "dues book" as a member.
jf Kotltes of the plan havo been mailed
iJ ail members and a lively campaign is
pjecSd to ensue. A larger membership
Ujstctssiiry In order that a formidable
IptSsure may be brought to bear to have
proposed amendment granting equal
jptiago favorably passed upon by tho
JPromlnent speakers havo lately Joined
tteranVa of the Equal Franchise Society,
taut them being Dr. Albert Rubaker,
rruUlnBp"mcr Edmonds, Mrs. I. Shupp,
ir,M.Ehcpnard, Dr. Morris Jastrow, Mrs.
vi8. Webster, Mrs. Joseph Trlestly But-
BVara. u. I' nniey, 01 oierenanivme;
ryV. n Tinllin f.o TTrtVioi-t Mnl.
IfcA of Woodbury; Mrs. M. C. Kllngel-
u, Mrs, J. A. iiuion, Mrs. J. i a
tojDr. J. C. Hirst, Mls3 E. A. Turner,
i"J UVIID bUUC, Mil S, J UWIUIIIWH usu
THOMPSON FAILURE FORCES
COKE OPERATOR TO WALL
rs Appointed for Owner of'
dependent TTniontown Plant.
BNIONTOWN. Pa.. Jan. 23. Another
lmfnent Independent coko operator
ratinto a receivers hands today as
MJeiult of the condition which pro
M here following' the closing of the
! National Hank nnd tho recelver
P4of J. v. Thompson, Its president.
M J. Q. Van Swearlngen named "W.
Wim, William J. White and Isaac
Wloru receivers for Isaac II. Brown
W, of Unlontown.
r BrownHeld Is the owner of the
rawnfleld-Connellavllle Coke Company,
wjen operates a plant in Westmoreland
WTOty and two coal mines In Fayette
r. The assets are SD1.000 and the
2PHM '50,(X, of which JS5.000 la un-
Wv TnomPan spent this morning at
Mrae, denying himself to all visitors.
witf refused to give out any state
;, but some of his close , friends say
CriJf 1 work'ne out an extensive plan
m . ha w,u be nble to save himself
SriM0clate8- It Ib Intimated that some
tfer ml steel men oro coming to hla
S. ?h're are rumors of Federal
S? ln reeard to the First Na
jffl Bank's condition,
IgAl "WIIiD "vTEST" HOLD-UP
d Highwaymen Strip Victim at
pgusquenanna an American.
,yWthead, EOID North 13th street,
ja"'fl up and robbed In true Western
SrEr.. y today y ftve young men
HV n alret and Susquehanna ave
follce of the 4th and York streets
expect to make arrests today.
SJheafl was walking across the
kJ of the Philadelphia and neadlns
S3?.. ! Buiuehanna avenue when
M. ,t,acld. All the highwaymen
rarfaP pulled down oyer their eyes and
tg Impossible to get a good look at
S' Whitehead stood with his hands
ffluih J"?mbef of the crowd went
BiS? 5. Pock' nd took a gold watch
Els?!. "& omo money. After they
i!W a thorough search of his pockets
jU;a fled. It Ii thought the highway
' m"Hbers of tho "Armor Plate"
W "' continually In trouble with
ttt on Charges Against Guards
KSyjPRK. Jan- 25 Chairman Walsh.
ggSSmeral Industrial Relations Com
g! refused today tc- comment on
jfcOTMntd defiance of guards at the
wI5ilnt' ?.' Booaeveltr N. J., of hla
aaiH-miM ' Gul and O'Rmwi. He said
St.!, makft ""raal report of hla
WT!y 0t thU "'""" ,n"
K ouucl Dead in a Chair
ItP,1p?i,rns'- wn old, of im
Sff '"' 'WB tovni dead today.
jii chwr near m open window.
SwCmI Wanr bd fceen mterlng
NEWSPAPER IN CONTEMPT
Federal Judge Tines Toledo News
Bee for Its Comment.
TOLEDO, O., Jan. 23. -A newspaper
was held guilty of contempt of court
for the publication of cartoons, news
ltcnu and editorials relative to a pending
case today when Tederal Judgo John It.
Kllllts fined the Toledo News-Bee $7500
nnd Its editor. JN. D. Cochran, 200. be
cause of tho newspaper's comment on
Kllllts' hnndllng of tho Btrcet car faro
case hero. The Issue was three-cent ftll
ilay fares for which tho newspaper was
JIr. Cochran li nn employe, not a prln
clpal," sold tho Judge. "This Is his nrst
orronsc, so the fine will be made lighter,"
Both Cochran nnd the newspaper com
pany will bo given until April 15 to iwv
TO STRIKE AT FOES
OF SHIPPING BILL
Administration Will Appeal
to the People to Halt Fili
buster and Prevent an Ex
WASHINGTON, Jan. 23.-Tho Adminis
tration Intends to lay Its cards on the ta
ble In the Government ship-purchase fight.
Doth President Wilson nnd his Secretary
of Commerce, It became known today,
plan to show tho public tho "Inside" of
tho opposition to tho measure "to show
Mr. and Mrs. Common Peoplo Just what
tho ship bill means to them ln tho way
of dollnrs and cents," as ono Democrat
That the opposition Is largely a po
litical play will bo tho charge. Tho
country will bo asked to register Its dis
approval of obstructionist tactics In tho
Scnntp; and will be asked If It desires
to havp Congress sit In extra session to
havo the program completed.
Democratic leaders openly declaro the
present filibuster Is manufactured for tho
distinct purpose of causing an extra ses
sion, which, ln their opinion, would be
unpopular with tho country at large.
At last night's cabinet session the situa
tion was discussed at length. It wns de
clared that tho Secretary of Commerce
should devote considerable attention, on
his Southern speaking tour, to "educating
the nation" on this bill. Moreover, Presi
dent Wilson Is booked for two big
(.peeches In the next two weeks beforo
"big business" organizations On these
occasions ho will havo opportunity to let
the public know where he, as leader of
the Democratic party, stnnds with respect
to his insistent demand for passage of
tho ship bill now.
The Senate filibuster, probably the most
stiongly Intrenched ever conducted
against a particular bill, was resumed to
day by tho Republicans agalnBt the ship
purchase measure With every regular
r.opubllean opposed to the measure, nnd
with evury Progressive demanding sub
stantial amendments, tho minority pos
sessf sticngth difficult to overcome un
der the fifiiato rules.
Both sides are keeping all Senators on
tho Job In the chamber. When tho Re
publicans think they have a majority
within reach, a move Is made to adjourn
So far, however, the Demociats havo sue
cocded In defeating all these efforts, and
havo been forcing recesses, meeting at 11
o'clock in the morning and continuing
until after C, with no time for general and
Night sessions have so far been barred
by the necessity of the Democrats cau
cusing at night to determine just the kind
of a ship purchaso bill they really want.
Ah to Burton's three-day speech, the Re
publicans have decided not to worry about
the rule forbidding two speeches on the
same subject on tho same legislative day,
this being still the legislative day of Jan
uary 15 as the result of recesses Instead
of tdjournments. After all of those will
ing to speak havo exhausted their privi
leges a new motion will be made which
will give them all the right to speak
Burton has smilingly Informed the Sen
ate that he has sent for more Infor
mation nnd will address the body perhaps
three days more. . Meanwhile 14 of the
appropriation bills havo not been consid
ered by the Senate.
STEAMSHIP DACIA, WHOSE SAILING THREATENS TROUBLE
TO EARLY TO TALK OF
MAYORALTY, SAYS PORTER
Vares Are Expected to Support Di
rector for domination.
Director George D. Porter, of the De
partment of Public Safety, would neither
deny nor acknowledge today a report of
the likelihood of his candidacy for Mayor
In tho Republican primaries In the fall
with he support of he Vares.
"It la entirely too early to talk of the
Mayoralty fight so far as I am con
cerned," said Director Porter when
questioned regarding the persistent
rumors that the Vara wing of the Repub
lican party would support him In coali
tion with the Independent vote that
would be counted upon to strengthen
"I shall positively sit tight and have
nothing to say," he said. "I have plenty
of work to do ln my present office with
out bothering to lay any Mayoralty lines.
It is too early to talk of the Mayoralty
now entirely too early. Yes, I have
heard of the rumors that Indicate I am
to ho a candidate, but I shall not discuss
TALKS OF "HOLY WAHS"
WILLS PROBATED TODAY
O. B. Coburn left Estate of ?7000.
Personal Property Appraised.
George It. Coburn, late of 7314 German
town avenue, left nn estate of ?O0O In
private bequests ln his will, admitted to
Other wills probated wero those of
Christian Wild, 1824 Federal street, whose
estate amounts to $5800,' Andrew Taylor,
3025 West Susquehanna avenue, 4170j Ed
win A. Storey, 728 Sansom street, J3S00i
Harry It. Hicks, 631 North 8th street,
J3D00; Ella J. Campion, 4308 Chestnut
Personal property of James If. Crom
Inghnm has been appraised at $24,843;
James MacAllstor, $23,003.24! mizaboth
Wagner, $(0S5 Nicholas Heln, $3412.28,
nnd Ella Palmer, or Farmer, $2388.1)5.
OVER SCHOOL BOARD
The Dacia Is reported to have sailed from Galveston today at dawn. Great Britain has indicated she will
seize the vessel as soon as she is out of the three-mile limit. The Dacia formerly was owned by the
Hamburg-American Line, but is now under American registry. She is carrying n cargo of cotton for
U. OF P. MAN, TIED BY
"SOPHS," FALLS TWO
FLOORS; BADLY HURT
James E. Israel Suffering
From Internal Injuries as
Result of Preliminary
"Bowl Fight" Clash. '
H. O. dstrander Speaks on Orient at
The land where the "Holy Wars" are
born and where many American mission
aries aro now Imperiled was described
by If. C. Ostrander, of New York, In the
third of the spring course of free lllua
trated lectures at the Commercial Mu
seum, Sith street below 8pruce, this aft-
ernoon. , . , . .
The lecture, "Mohammedan Lands In
the Near East, covered the territory
marked by Constantinople on one side
and the Nile on' the other. Pictures
showed the palaces of the Bosporus, old
Stamboul, the terrible orgies of the Mo
hammedans and parts of Turkey-ln-Asla.
Crossing the Biblical land. cnes in
Egypt were shown, Including the howl
PIBEMAN HTTB.T IK BKABH-TTP
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Engine, Responding- to Alarm, Over
turns in Hitting Mall Wagon.
HARBISBiraa, Jm. 23.-Jonn Badley,
driver, was seriously injured and a nra
horse killed when ono of the largest
engine In the Harrlsburir department,
while responding to an alarm, wu over
turned in a. collision with a United States
mall wagon. Badley Is In the hospital
Four other men on tho engine ctcaped
with illght bruUw by Jumping
The accideat happened In front of the
realdancB ot Walter H. Oalthtr, FafcUi
A young Freshman of the University
of Pennsylvania Is at tho University
Hospital with Internal Injuries and In
a serious condition today, as the result
of Jumping two floors with hands tied
bohtnd him In College Hall.
The youth wns trying to escape from
members of tho sophomore class who
had captured him to prevent him from
taking part ln the bowl fight this after
noon. Tho Injured student Is Rowland E.
Israel, of this city. He Is a freshman In
the Architectural Department. Israel was
waylaid as he was going from the second
to tho third floor in College Hall by
members of tho sophomoro "Vigilance
Committee." They caught him at tho
'top of tho stairway and tied his hands
securely with a bit of rope.
HTJP.LS HIMSELF OVEtt RAILING.
The sophomores then stood back to
survey their work. Without nn Instant's
hesitation, Israel half Jumped, half threw
himself over the railing and dropped two
stories to the ground floor.
Ho was lying In a heap, unconscious,
when the sophomores reached him. They
carried him to the hospital, whore phy
Blclans found he had sustained Internal
Injuries. How serious these may be has
not been determined
The sophomores had been unusually ac
tive all last night and this morning gath
ering ln freshmen In retaliation for the
act of the ilrst-year classmen In captur
ing tho sophomore president esterday.
TEN FRESHMEN IN CAPTIVITY.
Ten members of tho freshmen class are
In captivity somewhere today, but F. I.
Marshall, president of tho class, was still
at liberty a few hours beforo tho time
scheduled for the start of tho bowl fight,
In spite of efforts of the Bophomores to
A Sophomoro "vigilance committee"
Bpent most of the night and early thlH
morning scouring points near this city
and Camden hunting for Marshall, who
Ib said to have been hidden somewhere
outside of the city. The ten Freshmen
were captured In the dormitories, whore
they had taken lefuge behind barricaded
The bowl fight will start at 1 o'clock,
and unless the Sophomores find William
M. Mathews, their class president, by
that time, they will have to name a new
"bowl man." Mathews was captured
yesterday by the Freshmen. So far the
Sophomores apparently have no Inkling
of where he Is being held captive.
The Sophomores will have the bowl In
the first half of the fight, which will be
tioiii in thn auadrangle. They will at
tempt to put It on the Freshman presi
dent before the "Freshles" get over their
goal line. In the second half the oppos
ing classes see which can get most hands
on the bowl.
ANOTHEB FOOD SHIP TO SAIL
78,000 Barrels of Flour to Be Sent
to Starving Belgians.
Work of loading the 75,000 barrels of
flour on the British steamship South
Point, for transportation to the starv
ing Belgians, will begin at Port Rich
mond as soon as the vessel, which ar
rived today from London, finishes dis
charging her Inward cargo. The flour
has been donated by the Northwestern
millers. It is packed In 49-pound sacks.
Jt Is believed It will be all placed on
board before the end of next week, and
the steamship will sail on her mission of
mercy without delay. This makes the
sixth relief vessel to leave this port. Tho
fifth steamship, the Industry. Is now
discharging her cargo of foodstuff at
ABINQTON OFFICIALS REJOICE
There was much rejoicing in Ablngton
Township today when announcement was
made that salaries i had b een given a boost
on the recommendation of the Board of
Commissioners. Thla wa made possible
without increasing the tax rate of 10
mills and even the policemen will come
In for a J5 per month raise. Substantial
ncreasea were also given to Chief II. a
Leve""ownhlp Engineer Phlp Rous
and Secretary Baggs.
Special School Shoes
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Price (MO 5 'I'0
Alt Style fJ.au1. Chlldrn.
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Maniewlna nd SMip Treatment
WAtX OOHB BUDQ.
Room 53 WW ChMtaut ft-
TRYING TO SETTLE CLAIMS
AGAINST MISSING MAN
Several of Kelsler'a Accusers Agrco
Not to Prosecute.
Erforta will be made to settle out of
court tho claims against Jacob Kolsler,
412 South tvth street, the missing building
and loan association secretary. Several
of thoso who have tho largest claims
ngalnst Kelalcr, It Is said, havo ngreed
not to prosecute In order to give tho man
a chance to re-establish his business nnd
pay off Ills creditors. ,
A warrant la out for his arrest, charg
ing forgery and embezzlement. The ma
jority of thoeo having claims nro rep
resented by Adolph Elchholz, nn attorney
ln tho Bullitt Building. Pressure, It Is
believed, will bo brought to bear upon
these persons by several who lost much
larger sums through Kelsler to withdraw
Several persons to whom Kelsler Is al
ready deeply Indebted havo agreed. It Is
said, to advance more money to glvo him
a now start. Tho numerous small credi
tors, the worklngmcn and women whoso
meagre savings were eaten up by his
alleged speculations, will probably be
paid with thin money.
Auditors today began Investigating tho
books of building and loan associations
taken from Kelsler's safe. Ofllclnls
from tho Stato Banking Commissioner's
ofllco superintended tho work. It Is Im
possible at tho present time, they say, to
stato what tho man's discrepancies will
Tho books aro ln tho possession of the
treasurers of tho associations Involved. It
Is probable the Investigation will not bo
completed until the middle of next week.
In tho meantime, tho poor, wage-earning
creditors of tho man, who entrusted to
him their meagre savings, are besieging
tho lawyers In tho case with questions.
Several clues, upon which tho police
havo been working ln nn effort to locate
Kelsler, have proved groundless and his
whereabouts remain a mystery. Today
marks tho seventh day of his disap
pearance. Joseph L. Kun, the lawyer representing
Mrs. Kelsler, says Mr. Kelsler is certain
to return shortly to face the charges
against him. It Is intimated that ho
piobably Is In Pennsylvania, resting so
as to enable him to stand the ordeal of a
trial and the bankruptcy proceedings
lodged In the United States District Court.
Judge Dickinson will appoint a receiver
Monday to take over the man's affairs.
BUT NO FATALITIES
HAVE BEEN CAUSED
238 New Cases Develop in
Week City's Mortality
Rate Shows Decrease in
Alumni's Indorsement of
Changes Proposed in Bill
in Legislature Stirs Public
VISIT TO THIS CITY TO SAVE
SIGHT FORBIDDEN BY U. S.
Physicians Regret Order Keeping
Wllllston Out of Country.
Physicians expressed regret today that
the United States Immigration authorities
had refused to admit Patterson Wllllston
to this country. Ho wns I'nlned as nn
undesirable citizen at St. John, N. B,,
hllo on his way to this city for medical
Wllllston wants to undergo treatment
at the Medlco-Chlrurgical Hospital for hla
eyes which were severely Injured two
years ago at the Great Northern Pulp and
Paper Company's plant In Maine. Willis
ton was brought here and placed In the
Medlco-Chlrurgical Hospital under the
care of a prominent Philadelphia surgeon.
An operation was performed which con
sisted of grafting portions of the eyes
of seven other persons.
It then wns found necessary to con
tinue the treatment, but for fear of de
stroying the man's sight by the strain,
It was decided to postpone the second op
eration. Wllllston returned to his home
at Bay du Vln and has almost entirely
recovered his sight.
Several days ago he began the return
trip to Philadelphia to enter the Medlco
Chlrurgical Hospital again. On account
of the condition of his eyes, however, the
Immigration authorities refused to ad
mit him to the United States.
Friends have appealed to Washington
to have the ruling of the authorities re
versed, for unless Wllllston Is permitted
to return to Philadelphia he can never be
H. H. BOSWORTH INJURED
Manufacturer Unconscious After
Auto Hita Trolley Pole.
Harry II. Bosworth, of Bala, Pa.,
president of tba Delaine Mills, Inc.,
Manayunk, was made unconscious when
his automobile skidded and crashed Into
a trolley pole at Mldvale and Wlssa
hlckon avenues early today. He waa
found by a policeman of the Qerman
town station and taken to the German
town Hospital, where ha wa revived.
Mr, Bosworth waa on his way homo
from a Masonlo meeting when the acci
dent occurred. The car waa slightly
The Big Ph'iladelphia How
Under Auspices rf he
Kennel Club of Pin i "Iphia
Member of the A. K. C.
February 11, 12, 13, 1915
EXCJEIXENT UST OP JUDOK3
Eutrle U TUESDAY, JANUAKY 18
For U information and pMoilura Ut
OEOnOB F. TQ1MX.
An epidemic of chlckenpox Is spreading
among children of tho city. Thoro were
233 now enscs reported this week from
42 of tho 48 wards. Since January 1 there
havo been C71 now cases reported In all
sections of the city.
Tho death record from all causes this
week was 521, a decrease of 40 under tho
record of Inst week nnd 65 under the cor
responding week of last year. Prevent
able diseases caused 145 of tho deaths this
Only three now cases of typhoid fever
developed this week, nlno fewer than last
week. Thirty-eight new cases of scarlet
fever and 75 new cases of diphtheria were
reported, a decreaso of flvo under last
Other contagious disease cases reported
this week wero measles, C5j mumps, 87,
ami whooping cough, 10.
Tho list of deaths from nil causes this
week Is as follows:
TyphoM foer 1
Scarlet feer l
VvTiooplns coukIi i
Diphtheria anil croup 4
Other epidemic dlflensen 1
Tuherculosln of tho luna 57
Tuberculous meningitis 'I
nihor forms of tuberculosis 4
Cancer and other malignant tumors 2S
Slmplo meningitis ... 'I
Aioplexj and Huftenlns of brain 20
urunnic diseases o inu nean u,
Acute bronchitis I
Chronlo bronchitis 2
Other diseases of the respiratory sstom
(tuberculosis excepted! 3
Diseases of the stomach ft
Diarrhea und enteritis (under 2 yoars).... 7
Appendicitis and typhlitis 7
Hernia. Intestinal obstruction 7
Cirrhosis of the lUer 7
Acute nephritis nnd Drlsht's disease 1,1
Noncancerous tumors .1
Puerperal septicemia ; 1
ConKenltal debility and malformations .... 2S
Ilomtcldo . . .
AH other lolent deaths 34
All other diseases .... . 7
Unknown or lll-deflned diseases 1
HENNESSY ANSWERS ATTACK
N. J. Senator Says Party Politics
Did Not Dlctnte Report on Roads.
TBKNTON, Jnn. 23 Party polities did
not play any part In tho framing of the
road department roport of tho Appropria
tions Committee of tho legislature, ns
stnied by Emerson L. Itlchards, of At
lantic, nn ex-Assemblyman and mem
ber of tho committee, nccordlng to Hen
ator Charles O'Connor Hennessy, of Ber
gen. Tho latter gave out a statement
today In reply to the attack made yes
terday by Mr. Itlchards, nnd said to bd
concurred In by Senator Smallcy, of
Somerset, another member of the com
mittee. Mr. Hennessy says "the Interests In
the State, which have vainly tried to
prevent the publication of tho damaging
facts of our report aro now seeking to
divert public attention from those facts
and concentrate It upon a new, false
and relatively Immaterial charge, as to
whether two members of a committee of
nine had agreed to the report or not."
The Senator continued by saying that "a
reading of the report by any fair-minded
man would disprove the charge that
the committee was playing politics." He
made it clear that Senator Smalley and
Mr. Itlchards had endeavored to prevent
the publication of tho report.
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WILMINGTON, Del., Jan. 23.-More
than usual Interest Is being taken In
the next meeting of tho Board of Publlo
Education, ns It Is expected tho body
will tnko somo notice of tho bill prepared
by tho High School Aiumnl Association
changing tho composition of tho Bchool
board. Tho lattor body Is expected to
opposo tho measure, Samuel II. Baynard,
Its president, having already expressed
the opinion that many of tho criticisms
pnsscd on tho board wero cither "Idiotic
Thcro Is every reason to bcllevo that
the bill of tho alumni will bo pnssod. It
has been Indorsed by the membership
council of tho Wilmington Chamber of
Commerco nnd approved by City Coun
cil, and Bcvcrnl other organizations are
expected to take similar action.
Somo of the members of tho present
school board will opposo tho passage of
tho bill nnd ns Mr. Baynard and some
of tho others have been popular with their
constituent It Is expected the fight will
bo hnrd. Mr. Baynard has beon Inter
ested In tho public schools for 25 years
and presented a site on tho boulevard for
tho school which was recently erected ln
tho 9th Ward.
At present tho school board Is com
posed of 13 members a president being
elected at large for four years and a
member from each of tho 12 wards of
tho city, six being elected every two
years. Tho now bill would chango the
school board, making 'it consist of seven
members to bo elected from tho city at
large, and other Important changes aro
The High School Alumni has made no
charges of nny kind against the school
board, but opposes the system. The
Chamber of Commerco takes a simitar
stand, but members of city council say
tho Board of Education has not kept Its
expenditures down, docs not keep proper
books and make other charges which the
school directors deny.
It Is expected that by next week the
bill will be before tho Legislature.
MAIN LINE FOLK TO APPEAR
AT DEVON RAID HEARING
Fourteen Witnesses Include Promi
nent Business Men.
Fourteen witnesses. Including prominent
business men of Bcrwyn, Devon, Pnoll
nnd other Main Line boroughs, will ap
pear before Justice M V. Harrlgan at
Pnoll this afternoon following a raid on
a house nt Devon.
In tho memory of tho oldest Inhabitant
of this section no such thing as a raid
has occurred thero, It Is said. Constable
Ezra J King, of Malvern, who conducted
the raid, will not give the names of the
witnesses who have been subpoenaed.
Tho raid, last Saturday, resulted In
tho arrest of Mrs. Frank Ordlng, the al
leged proprietress of tho house, and Mrs.
Stephen Plumbly, and tho detention as a
materlnl wltnpss nf Knmnpl HrhnM. 13
I years old, of Berwyn.
Mrs. Ordlng's ball, 300, was furnished
by Frank Krldor, of Berwyn, a cnrrlago
manufacturer. Mrs. Ording nnd Mrs
Plumbly, who, It Is said, have threatened
to make somo startling revelations at
tho hearing, have lived at Berwyn for
SECRETARY DANIELS HERE
Philadelphia Is the host of Secre
tary of the Navy Joscpnus Daniels today.
He arrived this afternoon and spent
some time ln viewing the many Improve
ments that have been made since his last
Secretary Daniels Is to be tho guest
of honor at the annual banquet of the
International Association of Machinist!,
to be held nt the Hotel Walton tonight.
The gathering will be under the aus
pices of Lodge No. 68, composed of mem
bers of the Government service. Three
hundred and fifty covers will be laid.
Thomas Carroll, of Washington, will be
VILLA ROUTS GENERAL CARSCO
SAN DIEGO, Cal., Jan 23. A wireless
dispatch from the U, S. Cruiser San
Diego reports that Oeneral Carsco, leader
of the Mexican rebels on the west coast,
has been defeated by Villa troops south
of Mazatlan and Is fleeing northward
with only a small remnant or his forces.
EXPOSITION SPORTS ,
BIG ATTRACTION FOR
Lucky Fifty in Ledger Free- ,
trip Offer to Have Great
Opportunities for Sightseeing.
Followers of nearly all branches of
sport should be Interested In the contest
of the Kvdnino) Litco-En and the Pontic
Lunocn, tho $0 winners ln which will
enjoy absolutely free trips to the Panama
Paclllc nnd San Diego Exposition ln
Contests In virtually every line of sport
wilt be among the countless features ot
tho twin expositions, Thero will bo some
kind of golf contests, tennis, track and
field and allied sports going on nearly all
San Francisco will bo the Mecca, of
athletes this year ot 1915. Therefore,
thoso who like to ceo clean sport should
get Into this contest and work hard for
ono of tho free trips. Entry may bo
tr.ado by sending In your namo on tho
coupon In Uio advertisement to the con
All expenses of tho trip and hotel ac
commodations will bo paid for tho lucky
50 by the Evening Lnoaen nnd Punua
Lnnann. Alt contestants havo to do la
to get subscriptions for tho two news
papers. Tho scale of credits may be ob
tnlncd from tho advertisement.
From a perusal ot this you will learn
that It Is better, wherover possible, to
get pnld-ln-ndvnnco subscriptions, ns more
crcdlta nro allowed for them. It Is nec
essary to havo them paid In advanco
where tho period of tho subscription Is
more thnn six months and also for sub
scribers outfildo of this city nnd Cnmdcrt.
Contest Editor that they must send In
Contest Editor that they mus send In
their subscriptions as Boon na received.
If they do not, tho subscriber 'cannot get
tho paper and may rovoito tne urst bud
Bcrlptlon nnd glvo It to another contest
ant, who, of course, will get tho credits..
So send ln subscriptions ns soon ns they
PUBLIC TO SEE DISHONEST
DEVICES OF TRADESMEN
"Watch Him," Urges' Head, of
Weights and Measures Bureau.
An exhibit showing confiscated weigh
ing and measuring apparatus, taken froln ,
dishonest tradesmen throughout Phlladel
phlo. will open to tho public ln the City
Hall courtyard on Mondny. It Is the
first stop In a campaign of education
for the consumer, laid down by John
Virdln, supervisor ot the Weights and
In addition to the object lesson to be '
tnught by the confiscated scales. Chief
Virdln has also had printed for distribu
tion a pamphlet containing hints and
don'ts for tho purchasing public The t
following nro some of them:
No kitchen Is complete without a good
scale and a Bet of accurate dry and liquid
Do not leave the trimmings of your
meat with the butcher. You pay for
them and they're Just as valuable to you
as to him.
Learn to read a scale. ,
Keep your eye on the spring scales
while tho merchant Is weighing your
Watch -clodely how the butcher handles
a computing scale.
Weigh and measure all purchases
bought nt the door from hucksters and
Don't buy from a merchant who uses,
Don't let fancy packoge goods fas. .
Don't gossip with tho merchant while
he Is weighing. Watch him.
And don't be afraid of your trades
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111 III I UAMItTOH
In making tills rcmurkable
offer, we Imve but one pur-t
pose In vlrn I namely, to give
u watch value that nil! Im
remembered by eery one tthu
will purchase one of theta
famous SIB Kolil-IUIed 17
Jeel Hamilton, l!lln or
Wiillham Watches at fit.
This tremendous price con
mention will be welcomed by all who are
familiar with thrse celebrated watches and
their IlirU rftatl price the country over.
Here la YOUIt chance. Write (or
Watch and DumonU llaritaln llulletln.
loll eurnuu or diamonds SV
1 Shopworn Sale
One of the most-prized offer-,
ings in the Women's Department
is the splendid assortment of
Fancy Top Boots
Gaiter effects, etc., that . , n
were, $9, $10 and $12, $A Q()
now ,.,............,.,. H'v',wv'
Babies' sizes, were as high as C A
$2.00, now -'Vl
Children's, 8 to 10J4; were (fcO Aft
$3.00, now...... ip.vw
Misses', were $3.50 and O J G
$4.00, now.,, ...,,lP' J
V ; g H20 Chestnut St.
"Where oaly tba bwt la good mounts.
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