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NEW CONSTITUTION
BMTFORKLEMES
If ELD IN ABEYANCE
INVENTOR OF TELEPHONE TALKING ACROSS THE CONTINENT FROM OCEAN TO OCEAN
VITAL TO STATE, SAYS
BY LEGISLATURE
AUTHOR oniLL
i
Lawmaker Adopt "Watch
ful Waiting" Policy Pend
ing Appointments by
Governor.
IWpOU A SMIT COllXirONDtNT.
HAMllSBUnO, Jan. 28.
The; Legislature has adopted a "watch
tut waning" policy In retaliation to Gov
ernor Brumbaugh- (or holding the club of
patronage over Its head. None ot the
Republican platform measures ot" admin
istration measure was Introduced lat
nishttho first meeting of the Legislature
for the Introduction of bllls-except the
constitutional amendment for tho transit
loan and the bill catling for a constitu
tional convention, neither of which meas
ures were, In the Republican Stnto plat
form or Dootor Brumbaugh' personal
platform. Both havu tho support of the
Governor and tho Republican leaders,
however, and appear to be assured of
passage,
In former sessions, a flood of bills for
on eh of the administration pledges has
been Introduced as soon as the Legisla
ture settled down to tho routine business
of the session. This samo proceeding was
expected to be repeated last night
Not a single local option, workmen's
compensation or employers' liability bill
was introduced In either branch. One
Child labor bill was Introduced In tho
House, by Chris Becker, of Schuylkill
County, but It has." not the backing of the
Governor or of Republican leaders
The leaders In both the Senate and
House apparently are waiting to sec what
Governor Brilmbaugh does In the way of
appointments before they rush matters on
administration measures. This does not
mean they, (will tie up the- bills which tho
Governor 'la personally supervising tho
drafting ofi but It does mean they are
not giving him "a lino on" what their nt
tltu'de Is regarding his measures by In
troducing similar, bills of their own.
Tho fact that the Governor submitted
only one major appointment that of Ad
jutant General Thomas J. Stewart to the
fienato last night has caused the belief
trAbecomo ,goneral here that he will con
tinue to hold up his appointments until
ho sees his way clear In regard to tho
legislation he wants enacted. Highway
Commissioner Edward M. Blgelow epent
last night in the House and Senate talk
ing with members.
Abdut 100 bills were Introduced In tho
twO .branches last night, mostly for ap
propriations. There was a noticeable lack
of "freak" bills. In tho only one that
wa; Introduced the question of an oltlclat
State flower was again raised. Frederick
B. Gelser, of Northampton, presented a
bill specifying tho mountain laurel.
$1,082,500 ASKED
FOR TEjyiPLE UNIVERSITY
Sill in House' Includes State Aid for
Maintenance and New Buildings.
rsox a Tirr cobjiespokdent.
HARRISBURG, Jan. 28. An appropria
tion of 11,082,500 for Temple University,
Philadelphia, for the next two years,
was asked for In a .bill Introduced In
the" House today Hy" Alexander D. Laucr,
of Philadelphia. Tho bill was referred
to tho House Appropriation Committee.
Xho sum of 5250,000 is asked for mainte
nance; J(0O,00Q for the erection and equip
ment of new buildings for the College
ot Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Teach
ers' College and an administration build
ing; JI00.CO0 for the erection of, an annex
to the university In South Philadelphia;
160.000 for Btate scholarships; (230,000 for
the maintenance And extension of the
Samaritan Hospital, and I2,500 for the
maintenance and Improvement of the Gar
retson Hospital.
An additional appropriation of 825,000
to the trustees of Temple University to
pay for the erection of a building for
the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
and the Teachers' College was asked rot
In a. deflelenoy bill Introduced by Repre
sentative TVUIIam H. Wilson, of Phila
delphia, This sum was appropriated by
an act approved July 25, 1913, but It re
verted to the State Treasury through In
advertence on tho part of the trustees
of the university.
Representative Lauer Introduced a bill
calling for an appropriation of 45,O0O to
the Northwestern General Hospital, 2019
North 21d street, Philadelphia.
SIXTEEN DIVOBCES OEANTED
Court of Common Tleas No. 4 has announced
the followlnK divorces granted :
Annie L. Scott, from Henry Scott.
Emily Xalley. from John Kelley.
irattl Wilkinson, from decree Wilkinson.
Teresa N. Le. from Joseph Lea.
Julia K. "Wlvel, from William II. Wlel.
Martha ST. Furbrow. from William Furbrow.
Charles B. Octti. from Usite M. CJt(i.
Mary E- Grill, from Albert J. Orlll.
Elisabeth Kilbride, from Prank Kilbride.
Elate B. Jfelll. from John R. Neni.
decree T. Haines, from Margaret M. Haines.
James H. 6utherland. from Kate Sutherland.
Annie Hltles. from Charles Utiles.
Virginia M. Mahn, from Walter B. Mahn.
Daniel C. Trefs. from Florence p. Trafs.
Herman B. Chambers, from Martha J. Cham
bers, THE WEATHER
Official Forecast
WASHINGTON. Jan. 28.
Tot eastern Pennsylvania: Fair and
somewhat colder tonight; Wednesday
partly cloudy; gentle to moderate north
and northeast winds. ,
For New Jersey; Fair tonight, colder
In the Interior: Wednesday fair.
Tho eastern half of the country Is cov
ered by an area of high barometer, with
the crest over Ohio, and fair weather pre
vails under Its influence. The tempera
tures have fallen In the Lake region and
the Ohio basin and the cold area l
spreading eastward across the mountains
and over the north Atlantic slope this
morning It Is warmer In the great plains
from Canada to the Gulf, and although
the temperatures have risen about 20 de
grees In the Missouri basin they are still
below the normal. Snow flurries have
covered much of the Far Northwest during-
the last 24 hours, and are renoi-ted
j from scattered areas this morning.
V, 3, Westher Sureau Bulletin
Observations md at 8 a. jn. Eastern time.
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Bismarck. 3 P,18 16 " NW cieaj
Uoston. Msju,,, SO SO .21 NW VI Clear
CWcato. lit ... 10 jj, 8W 4 Clear
aevsuadj Q.... 10 10 ,o 8 0 Clear
1 m Moines. I. 10 10 M a 0 Snow
E Detroit, Mich. . U to .01 W 4 Clear
umuin, bud, ..-a-ii ,oi w i Bnow
Oalvceton, Itx, 48 4 ..KB 8 Cloudy
HatUras. . K. 0;H 3 . N SI Cloudy
Helens, Mont .. 6 ..8 4 Snow
Muron. 6 Daki. 9 O . . NW 14 Cloiutr
fc Jacksonville . ., 49 . NW 4 Cloudy
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This was the scene in New York
Prcndergast, Controller of New
Bethel, senior vice president of
PORTER IRONICAL
IK REJOINDER TO
JUDGE SULZBERGER
Suggests Notice by Crim
inals as to Intentions in
Order That Witnesses
May Be Provided.
A sarcastic report embodying tho sug
gestion that It might be a good Idea
to ask all criminals for notice of when
and where they aro to commit a crime
was Issued today by Director Porter to
amplify his previous statements concern
ing tho leniency of tho courts to crimi
nals. Tho Director calls attention In this re
port to tho arrest of Arthur Darratt, De
cember 31, 1911, and declares tho man con
fessed to Btartlng eight flres In FrankforJ
The report In part follows:
"For the commission of these eight
crimes the Grand Jury brought out four
Indictments. Judge Sulzberger tried him
on the laBt Indictment for tho burning of
the haystack, and refused to admit the
sworn statement of the prisoner as to tho
commission of the other crimes because
'thero had been no eye witnesses present
at the time of the commission of these
crimes. As a result, the District Attor
ney's ofllce submitted the three remaining
bills. For the commission of the later
crime the prisoner was sentenced to the
Houso of Correction! for the term of one
year, It 1b probably not amiss to note
at this time that when premises 4S48
Cloud street were set on fire by this man
three persons, a woman and two children
were bo badly burned that It was neces
sary to send them to the hOBpltul, where
they were confined several days.
"In view of tho attitude of the Judge
that there must be eye-witnesses to the
commission of these crimes I presume I
should Issue a notice to the public about
as follows:
" 'Notice tn all those who desire to
commit the crime of arson: You will
center a favor on the Bureau of Police
If you will notify us In advance of your
deslro to commit tho crime of arson ahd
furnish us ample notice as to tho time
and place In order that a grandstand
(be erected In which to lodge police offi
cers, detectives and other witnesses who
might bo used against you as witnesses
In the commission of the above-mentioned
crime,'
"Apparently for the commission of the
crime of arson the sentence provided
by law Is severe, ranging from a tine
of from $3)0 to S4000 and the undergoing
of Imprisonment by separate or solitary
confinement from 12 to 20 years. This
man was sentenced to the House of Cor
rection, where It Is not possible to give
him separate or solitary confinement, be
cause It Is a correctional Institution and
not a prison."
"I "will give you Just this one state
ment and I will not discuss the matter
further. Sty statement yesterday was not
a discussion; It was a denunciation. If
I cannot discuss that question, surely my
years prevent mo from discussing any
other."
Judsro Sulzberger tatd this was his final
word today when asked what he thought
ot Director Porter's statement to the ef
feet that "babbling babes and the Inco
herent mutterlngs ot old men fast ap
proaching their dotage" described the
Court's vitriolic assault upon him from
the bench. "I have no discussion with
anybody," said Judge Sulzberger, signi
fying that the Interview had come to the
end. "All my Judgments are subject to
review by the Superior Court and the Su
preme Court."
A challenge to debate "on open ground'
was made to Judge Sulzberger by
Mayor Blankenburg as his part In the
latest exchange of verbal fusillades
started by the Jurist's caustlo arraign
ment of Director Porter,
SCHOONER AND STEAMSHIP
CRASH IN DARK; BOTH SINK
Man Ist When the WasninBtonJan
And the Elisabeth Palmer Collide,
NORFOLK, Va., Jan, 28. The steam
ship Washlngtonlan, of, the American
Hawaiian Line, was rammed by the
schooner Elizabeth Palmer just before
dawn today and sank within a few min
utes, carrying down with her one mem
ber of the crew, The schooner also sank
shortly afterward.
Thirty-nine members of the Washing
tonlan'a crew and the eight men of the
crew of the Elizabeth Palmer, clinging to
wreckage In the darkness, were rescued
by the Old Dominion liner Hamilton and
lifeboats from Lightship No. 72. which Is
stationed at Fenwlck Island, south of
Cape Henlopen. The collision occurred
pear Fenwlck Island.
The man who was lost was a water
tender named Meyer. The Washing
tonlan'a cargo, 10,000 tons of raw sugar,
was worth nearly 11,000.009.
The schooner, driven by a, 0-mt!a wind,
was speeding like a racing motorboat
when she hit the WssbJogtonlan amld
Sblps, She cut deep Into the steamer's
side and then sheered off, leaving e. gap
JUus hole tkrousb wfelAii the water poured.
yesterday when Professor Bell and New York city officials conversed with San Francisco over 3400 miles of wire.
York city; C. E. Yost, president of the Nebraska Telephone Company; Mayor Mitchcl, of New York; Professor
the American Telephono and Telegraph Company; George McAneny, president of the Board of Aldermen; J.
American Telephone and Telegraph Company.
BILL AIMED AT HEROIN
Provides Drug Can Bo Furnished
Only on Prescription.
HAimiBDUna, Pa Jan. a!.-A bill
aimed at tho trafflc In heroin, which dur
ing the Inst two years has become tho
most extensively used drug In tho "Ten
derloin" of Philadelphia, was Introduced
In tho House this morning by A. C. Stein,
of Pittsburgh.
Stein's bill provides that tho drug enn
be sold only on prescription from a duly
authorized and practicing physician, den
tist or veterinary surgeon. It provides a
pennlty for a prescription being given any
person known to bo addicted to the uso of
tho drug.
OIL MAGNATE'S SON
AND 'MOTHER' JONES
Continued from I'nse One
This had been done, he said, by tho
Colorado Fuel and Iron Company.
Chairman" Frank P. Walsh then read
a letter Into the record from an Investi
gator in the Colorado mine strike which
Indicated that one clergyman had fallen
Into 111 grace because ho attacked tho
killing of strikers at Ludlow, Col. Mr.
Rockefeller listened to tho letter, and
then declared vigorously that he Blood
for free speech and waa opposed to vio
lence. DEFENDS PROPETRTY PROTECTION.
He defended the action of the Colorado
Fuel and Iron Company In taking steps
to protect Its property. "I believe the
Government Is strong enough to protect
Its citizens," he said, "but there aro
specific lnstanceB where1 it lo iriablo to
meet conditions. In tho. case of Colo
rado, thero was a time ivlieu tho Stnto
was unable to cope with the situation."
It was brought out that there have been
27 separate Investigations Into tho Col
orado labor troubles. The witness said
the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company wai
not making money enough to establish a
sociological department. It should re
trench, he thought, If It did anything.
In reply to one question, Rockefeller
said. "I (Irmly believe employes should
have a voice In making the laws that aro
to protect their lives."
APPOINTMENT POR OULLEN
Edward E. CuIIen, a real estate mnn of
the 40th Ward, an ex-Councllmon and
former deputy tax collector, was today
nppolnted to tho clerkship of the miscel
laneous division of Quarter Sessions
Court. Tho appointment was mndo by
Clerk of Quarter Sessions Court Cunning
ham. The salary Is 13000 a year.
WALL PALLS ON WORKMAN
A wall collapsed at tho northeast corner
of Sydenham and Master streets today,
crushing Joseph Porehaus, a workman,
62 years old, of 8th street and Washing
ton avenue. He has a fractured collar
bone, two fractured rlbB and Internal
Injuries. Ho was taken to St. Joseph's
Hospital.
An Italian boy timidly entered tho 11th
and Winter streets station and asked
whether he. could stay there and get
warm. Tears trickled down his cheeks
as he leaned against tho warm radiators.
O...I.I Tniirtian uIcFarland saw him
'and noticed he was pale and poorly clad.
"Had any breakfast?" he askeu.
"I don't have nuthln' since a yester
day," said tho boy, McFarland gave him
some change and the boy was out like
a flash. In a few minutes he returned
with buns and frankfurters. They were
not long disappearing. When the last
crumb had gone, the boy asked "Where
Is the work you want me to dot ' It took
hlra some time to realize that people gave
money away,
The voice of William' Miller has been
the cause of many sleepless nights among
the residents of Howard Terrace, Oer
mantown. They declared at the Oerman
town police station that all-night parties
held at Miller's home, 7213 Howard Ter
race, combined with the continuous vocal
selections of Miller, were too much for
human endurance. Some said that MlUer
could be heard a. block away battling with
grand opera and ragtime alternately, De
tails along this line were given by Mrs.
Nobel Hadersteln, Aaron Steeckert, Mrs.
Lucy Gibson and, others. Magistrate Pen
nock held Miller In 1100 ball for a further
hearing. Mrs. Miller was held to appear
In her own recognizance.
Carl Bllva started out to be a detective
on hi own hook; He approached several
groups of youngsters tn the neighborhood
of 4th street end. Falrmount avenue and
flashed a "detective's"' badge bearing the
city coat of arms. Policeman Fagln saw
the boys running' from Sllva and de
manded an explanation. The latter
glared at Fagln in, contempt. "You're
merely a pillceroan," said Bllva, "whits
I am a. detective." And the lapel of his
coat went back as hU chest expandsd.
"We Xees sH detectives at City HalV
poi ict &mm
couitfe
ARMY IS FIGHTING;
TOWN IS BESIEGED;
ALL FOR JOHNSON
In Order That Heavyweight
Champion May Enter
Mexico, Strenuous Cam
paign Is Begun by Villa.
EL PASO, Tox., Jan. 26. An army Ib
fighting for Jack Johnson. A town Is
being besieged that the big black may
enter Mexico unmolested for his fight
with Jess Willard at Juarez. Tho only
routo through Mexico which Johnson can
tako without fear of being arrested by
the troops of General Carranza Is by way
of Tamplco, tho famous oil port. Gen
eral Villa's army Is now besieging that
port. Villa Is to get a slice of tho light
money and Is expected to rii'ake every
effort to take Tamplco. Johnson's Jour
ney through tho port depends entirely
on the success of the army besieging
the town.
Tho Immigration officials In El Paso
were today notified to watch for Johnson,
as It Is believed ho may attempt to reach
Juarez through the United States. John
son is due to reach tho Barbados, West
Indies, on Friday. Tho promoters of the
light hero stilt observe the strictest se
crecy as to Just how Johnson will reach
Juarez,
A brUk flvo-rnlle hike along tho Ysleta
road, followed by a little gymnasium
work, and Jess Willard had started his
training today for his flght with Johnson
at Juarez on March 6. This will be the
extent of Wlllard's work for the next
few days. He wbb out on the road bright
and early this morning and declared that
as toon as ho becomes acclimated he In
tends to begin heavy work. Willard
weighed 243 today. He Intends to get
down to 230 before stepping into tho
ring with Johnson.
Jim Jeffries will arrive hero next week
to assist In putting Willard in shape for
the championship tight, according to tho
challenger's manager. Jeff's offer to Join
the corps of trainers has been accepted,
and Willard believes the advice from the
former champion will clinch his chances
ot whipping Johnson.
THAW'S MOTHER VISITS TOMBS
Meets Son in Prison on Eve of His
Arraignment.
NEW YORK, Jan. 26. Mrs. Mary Cop
ley Thaw, of Pittsburgh, was a visitor to
the Tombs prison this morning, where
sho Bpont some time with her son Harry.
Thaw will be brought before Justice Ver
non M. Davis tomorrow, when the time
of his trial on the charge of conspiring to
escape from Matteawan will be settled
and also the place of his confinement
iRDNIQES
said Fagln. Then he arrested tho "sleuth"
and sent him there. Sllva could not con
vluoo Magistrate RenBhaw that he had
cer been appointed, and as a bunch of
Btuge money and a check book were
found In his pockets, he waa held In $500
tall for a further hearing,
"Paddy" Boyle la so lazy he can't get
the police to arrest him for It. Three
times last week his name was on the
blotter and on each occasion he got his
bed and board through the kindness of
the Germantown police. "Paddy" can cry
even when he feela happy and he worked
the tear-sheddlng plan so much he always
obtained his breakfast each morning
after being arrested. He declared all he
wanted was a chance to make a living
and made a speech one morning which
was the means of landing him a Job In
a lumber yard. He held It about two
jiours when he returned to his favorite
pastime of bracing one of the corners of
a nearby saloon. That's why he was
chased off the steps of the police station
this morning where he was thinking out
some scheme to have himself arrested,
lie won't fcreak a window with a brick
for that means 39 days and the stone pile.
Qatchlng milk thieves by electricity Is
a new plan and proved valuable In the
coso of Joseph Matto, who saw a milk
bottle on the porch of the home of Frank
Rodgeri, of Tacony, Ha lifted the bottle,
put It under his coatv and proceeded
leisurely down tne street, tie was hair a
block away when Rodgers tapped him pn
the shoulder and rescued the milk, Then
he turned Matto oyer to a policeman. At
the police station, Rodgers explained the
bottle "Was placed directly over button
pn the porch. The button was connected
with a bell directly over Rodgers' bed.
The milkman filled th bottle without
moving it, so there was no false alarm.
But -when Matto ticked the bottle up, the
bell rang and Ilodgersl looked out the
window and ss,w hlra tsks the milk,
Matto said It was his flrst offense, and at
the suggestion of Rodgers, was discharged.
FIRE IN SOUTH BETHLEHEM
EInzo Causes 925,000 Damage to
Hotol Property.
SOUTH BETHLEHEM, Pa., Jan. 20.-A
small flro, which started shortly after 2
o'clock this morning, In Caffrey's Cafe, 3d
and Now streetB, and the Immediate dan
ger of which was underestimated by tho
Dromon, developed Into a largo blazo, and
fanned by a high wind caused 125,000 dam
ago to the hotel property, valued at
noo.coo.
After tho flames had been gaining head
way for about two hours tho entlro flro de
partments of Bothlehom and South Beth
lehem wcro rushed to the sceno and soon
prevented the spread of tho flames.
COUNCILS NOW
SOLE BARRIER
Continued (ram l'aec Ono
conferenco with Senator McNIchol before
tho latter went to Horrlsburg, and It Is
understood the Senator declared he would
support the Taylor amendment.
Concerning the Increaso for port and
transit facilities, Senator Varc said:
"Based upon the City Controller's fig
ures of October 1, 19H, ot assessed valua
tion of taxable property for 1815, this In
crease In borrowing capacity will bo up
ward of ifti,S85,G!3. This amount would bo
available for rapid transit and tho port.
Tho resolution provides that when transit
and port developments have been ac
quired or constructed and when they
have been-placed on an Incomo-produc-Ing
basis, such portion of tha bonds as
have been lrsued therefor which aro then
supported (ns to annual Interest and sink
ing fund paymentB) by annual net lncomo
produced thereby may bo excludod from
tho indebtedness of the city In calculating
Its borrowing capacity.
"This provUlon will onable the city to
recover from time to time such portion of
tho borrow tng capacltj so utilized for
transit nn'd port development as may thon
bo represented by tho par value of bonds
outstanding which are sustained as to In
terest and Blnklng fund out of tho not
earnings of the facilities.
"In order that the torms of this pro
vision may apply It will not bo neces
sary, riB It li undor tho now existing
terms of the Constitution, for each facil
ity to earn tho annual Interest and sink
ing fund paymants on bonds represent
ing the total cost. But Buch portion of
the bonds Issued therefore as are sus
tained as to tho Interest and sinking fund
requirements out of tho net earnings
may be excluded from tho city's debt In
calculating Its borrowing capacity.
SAVING TO THE CITY.
"The resolution also enables the city
to Issued 50-year bonds Instead of SO-year
bonds, thereby reducing tho annual sink
ing fund requirements from 2V4 per cent.
upon the par value of bonds Issued to
1 per cent. On a J5O,00O,000 Issue of bonds
this will reduce the annual payments re
quired, In addition to Interest for sinking
fund purposes, by H4 per cent., a saving
In such an Issue of J7W,000 a year.
"It permits graded sinking fund Instal
ments to be established. Thus In tho
early years the sinking fund payments
may be made nominal, Increasing an
nually as the producing capacity of the
facilities increases, so that In the early
years of operation the sinking fund
charge, In addition to Interest, will be
kept down to a minimum,
"It authorizes Interest and sinking fund
payments on bonds issued aocrulng dur
ing the period of construction and during
the first year of operation to be capital
ized. "Thus the city will be enabled to finance
and construct rapid transit facilities and
port Improvements and have them In
complete operation for one year before
the Interest or sinking fund payments
become a charge against current reve
nues. "It will give the city adequate borrow
ing capacity for both transit and port
developments; will relieve current Income
from taxation of the Interest and sinking
fund oharges on bonds Issued for such
developments until they are In actual op
eration and producing Income, and will
also enable the city to finance these Im
provements in an economical manner by
reducing the annual sinking fund pay
ments. It. will enable the city to enlarge
Its borrowing capacity from time to time
automatically as the facilities become
partly or entirely self-supporting."
ROBBER GETS BUT 7 CENTS
Overlooks Woman's Jewelry and
$310 in Cash. .
Tho police have a good description of a
young man who held up Mrs. Fannie
Casslday, 1850 North 17th street, near 16th
and Berks streets, and got about 7 cents
and a cheap pocketbook for his trouble,
although he overlooked a small fortune In
jewelry and 1310 In cash, Mrs. Casslday
was stopped by the highwayman last
night while on her way home from a
meeting. The rings and diamond earrings
she wore were worth mora than J1O0O.
"Could you tell me where Master street
1st" the stranger said.
Mrs. Casslday saya she turned to point
in the direction of the locality.
The next moment she was looking into
the barrel of a large revolver,
"Throw up your hands;' the man or
dered, and she compiled.
He then snatched her pocketbook and
without waiting to fores ier to take her
gloves off made off in the darkness, Mrs.
Casslday says she was so frightened she
was on the verge of giving the robber
everything she bad, but Pe ran of so
Quickly that this was not noceasary.
From left to right are William A.
Alexander p-ham Bell, U. N.
J. Carty, chief engineer ot the
BELL TALKS 3400
MILES TO HIS FIRST
TELEPHONE PUPIL
Inventor, in New York,
"Calls Up" T. A. Watson
in San Francisco in Long
est "Long Distance."
NEW YORK, Jan. 26.-For tho first
tlmo In tho history of telephone develop
ment tho voice of man was made to
span tho Continent when Professor Alex,
ander Graham Boll, In this city, "callod
up" and saluted Thomas A. Watson In
San Frdnclsco, 3100 miles away.
Tho test thus made was entirely sue,
cessful, the spoken words being as clear
and lntelllglblo as thoy would have been
had only a mile separated tho great in
ventor and his first pupil.
These two, Professor Boll and Mr, Wat
son, wero tho first In tho history of the
world to convorso by telephone. That
was back In 1875, when thoy proved the
discovery of the professor over a two
mile line stretching from Boston to Cam
bridge. In their respective cities, with tho Con
tinent between, representatives of tele
phone oompanles assembled yesterday ta
seo the test made, and the conversation
ran as follows, New York opening tho
Professor Bell (In New York)-Hoyi
Heyl Mr. Watson, are you there? Do
you hear me? .
Mr. Watson (In San FranclBCo)
Yes, Doctor Bell, I hear you perfectly.
Do you hear me well?
Bell Yes, your voice Is perfectly
distinct. It is as clear as If you wero
here In New York Instead of being
more than 3000 miles away. Do you
remember, Mr. Wation, tha: evening
3S years ago when wo conversed
through tho telephone on a real line
for the first time?
Watson Yes, Indeed. That line wns
two miles long, running from Boston
to Cambridge. You were ovtrjojed
at the success of the experiment.
Bell We are talking over 3100 miles
as easily and clearly as we talked over
two miles 8$ years ago.
Watson Tho telephone men have
certainly dono wonderful things with
your Invention since that first outdoor
test. We mustn't forget that the cir
cuit we are talking over Is really iSOn
miles long, as, of course, the earth
cannot be used for tho return now as
we used It then.
Boll AH honor to the men Who have
rendered this great achievement pos
sible. They havo brought all the
people of the United States within
sound of ono another's voices and
united them Into one great brother
hood. 24 PRAYER MEETINGS
PLANNED FOR TOMORROW
Sunday Campaign Committee An
nounces Schedule.
Twenty-four 'prayer meetings have been
arranged by the "Billy" Sunday Campaign
Committee to be held in various sections
of tho city tomorrow morning at 10
o'clock. The schedule Is as follows:
Fiftieth naptlit, 7th street and flmouehanna
aenue, Itov, a, W. Hnion.
Twenty-ninth Street M, E., 20th and York,
Rev, A. Fohlman.
Christ, United Evangelical, 12th and Oxford,
JIlu Alice Umlln. '
, Qethnian ttaptlat, 18th street and Colurn
bla, Rev. aiaditone Holm.
Flrat lUforrned, -lOth and Wallace, Rev. If.
Spring Oartlen Methodist Eplicopal, 20th and
Spring darden, Itev. It. H. Crawford.
Chambera.Wylle Presbyterian, Broad and
Spruce, Rev. J. O. Newman.
Holy Trinity Episcopal, Rev. Dr. Tomklns.
Ht. Xuke'i SI. II., broad and Jackson, Rev,
D. S. Welfla,
Presbyterian Church of Evangel. 18th and
Tasker. Itev. nob.rt stover. ' '
Blloam M. E., Susquehanna and Thompson,
Rev, 1. J. Wrisht.
8t, Paul's njformjd Episcopal, Broad and
Venunjo. Miss J. E. LaMonte.
Brio AvsnuaU.H., 7th street and Erls aye
nue. nev, W. II, Well.
Central M. IS., BoxborouKh, "Jack" Cardiff.
NQrth yranktord Baptist, Harrison and
Frankford, It. A. Hodeheaver,
Trinity Lutheran, Clermantown and Queen
lane. Mrs. Sunday.
Losan Baptist, Tork road and Rockland,
Miss Rose Fetterolf.
Ebeneier M. B-, Md and Parrlsh, Rtv, lit
Frnr
Emmanuel Reformed, SStb and Bartnx, Rev,
R, Radclirre. ,
Tabernacle Presbyterian, 81th and Chestnut.
IMS as, iVV) UIHSl4
Wayland Baptist, B2d and Baltimore, Miss
race Sax.
Fourth Presbyterian, 7th and Klngsesslof,
Rov O. 8. Adams. '
Second United Brethren, COth and Catharine.
Rev J Vf. Welch.
Woodland United Presbyterian, oath street
and Woodland, Mrs. Aehor.
ENOS BUSSEM,
HARRlSBUna, Jan. S.-Enos Russell,
for 0 years custodian of the Flag Boom
at the Capitol, who gained fame by re
enlisting as a dispatch bearer after he
had lost a Its at Lookout Uountalq,
died today, aged 71, at his home in New
Cumberland,
Representative Roney Says
Present Instrument Is Out
worn and Defines Needs
That Must Be Met.
trxott a stirr conasaroHDiNT, ,
HAnmSBUHG, Pn., Jan. M.-ltepreMri.
tatlvo Charles J, Honey, Jr., ot Philadel
phia, author of tho bill providing for the
calling of a constitutional convention on
January G, 1916, -which was Introduced In
tho Houso last night, today outlined the
program which ho believes the convention
Bhould follow. Ills measure Is reported to
haV tho backing of the administration,
so that his views reflect a part of th
plan of tho leaders. Tho plan provides
for:
Tho establishment of a Btate-wlde Com
mon Ploas Court, with an Appellate Dl.
vision.
A graded system of taxation.
Removal of restrictions that now ham.
per labor legislation.
Horrje rule for cities and Incorporated
boroughs.
Standardized olectlon laws.
Regulation of State charitable bequests
Reorganization of the Attorney aen
eral's department, abolishing special at
torneys for commissions and special cases
Tho dednlto establishment of the dovl
crnmentnl departments of the State.
"Tho Constitution under which we are
now working Is more than 40 years old "
said Mr. Roney, "and this In itself would
be an all-sufllclent roason for a revision
of a change of the same, because the last
0 years havo marked for the people of
this Commonwealth n tremendous change
In Industrial and commercial matters and
nn enormous increase In population, 'and
tho social problems that como with great
Increases tn population. But this of Itself
Is not tho only reason why tho Constitu
tion should bo rovlsed. Thero are definite,
specific and far-reaching reasons for a
now order of things.
COURT CIIAHOES NEEDED.
"The organization of tho courts Is sadly
tn noed of radical changes. Under a new
system, embracing a State-wide Common
Pleas Court, divided Into convenient dis
tricts, with an appellate division of the
same, thero would undoubtedly be a
greater dispatch of business and a more
prompt and satisfactory conclusion of all
litigated matters.
"Tho bugaboo ot uniform taxation In
the same grades or classes of subjects,
should bo promptly and unceremoniously
kicked out of tha fundamental law.
Graded taxation Is tho only equitable
method of taxation."
"Various Inhibitions In tho present con
stitution tn regard to certain kinds ot
legislation, particularly as to labor,
Bhould be wiped out, and the Legislature
from tlmo to tlmo empowered by the con
stitution to make such changes In the
legislation regarding labor as the times
mako necessary and proper.
HOME RULE ESSENTIAL.
"Constitutional regulation of cities and
Incorporated boroughs and districts Is all
wrong. Cities should have the widest
mensure of home rule, and while the con
stitutional limitation of borrowing ca
pacity would be a good thing, yet it
should bo so high that developing cities
and boroughs, with confidence In them
selves and their financial progress, would
find no restrictions placed on their
growth.
"I think there should be some funda
mental prlnclplo written In the constitu
tion to standardize, so to speak, election
laws, so that there would be some great
general principle controlling the elections
written In tho constitution, with Just
enough power left In the Legislature to
enable it from time to time to enact such
laws as the mobility of the matter en
tails. CHARITIES AND LAW.
"Moreover, tho grave and Increasingly
important question of bcqueBts to State,
private and semlprivate Institutions should
be taken up and have serious thought
by a constitutional convention represent
ing the people, As the matter stands now
it is almost a disgraceful thing to have
tho Legislature, so heedless of their obli
gation and so Improvident with the
State's money, passing charitable appro
priations far In excess of the revenues of
tho State, This question must be met
squarely and courageously and with the
constitutional convention considering the
matter Wholly as a social and political
matter as affecting the welfare of the
State, with an absolute disregard of any
other question, such as simply pleasing a
locality or a sect or class of people.
"There should also be a reorganization
of tho legal department of the StateThe
Attorney General's office should be
charged In the Constitution with the du
ties and responsibilities of the legal de-
TJartment connected with administration
of the Government, and should exclu
sively attend to the legal business of tn
State. The retaining of lawyers here and
there and everywhere In small and HUM
matters Involving the State's rights-bu
been very expensive matter for the Com
monwealth and should without hesitation
be wiped out. The State's legal bustneii
should be carefully and skilfully handled
by tho State's own paid men, and would
result In a much cheaper and much rat
ter representation oCtho State's Interett.
"I think the next Constitution should
estnbllsh, by constitutional provision;, an
of tho departments of the State, and
question of new ones, tf necessary, wen
as a commission or department to f
after the publlo service matters, DW
ment of Health and all other departmjpif
that we now have, and which the con
stltutlonal convention might deem pecs
sary to add to those we already haw-'
SIMPLICITY A CARDINAL POINT.
"I do not think In any sense that
constitution should attempt to be an
haustlve treatise on the organisation er
government of the various departments
under It. but should at least be compre
hensive, a plainly written and unae",t0(?.
Instrument for tho government of Wi
people, and thero should be no reason in
this day or ot this time ths constitution
could not be written of vast bW";
tho people and also written ""!$
so that the student of civil Bovernmen
Ahe '??? l . STh. 5S5H
be little necessity, or t 'east s oe
slon tnan formerly. v " hVtbM
have the Supreme Court tell us hat t ,,
constitution means,-
$300,000 FOR'COUNTY ROADS
Btato Appropriation Asked Cono
tioned oa Equal Sum tfrom City.
HARRISBURO, Jan. J-- B ,"
asked to appropriate 300,WO for the ?
"roviment of Philadelphia .County M
in a bill introduced in the House today i
James A. Dunn, of Ph'ladelphis. vw
the provisions of the bill the city of
a.delohla Is to approprlats the s"
amount. nd ths entire lew. w ty m
expended under the supervision of w
Derjortmeni of PubllO 3YOMS3, .
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