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OUT RADSOR WAY
Rclenb of Ithan Tell of
That Makes Night Strolls
'A toll w.oman drestcd In blaok, wear
ing o broad h,nt that (hades hor face nnd
n roan's, overcpat of a light hue." hag had
the Inhabitant Of Ithan, between 'Vlila
nova, nnd Kadnor, alt stirred up for tho
UW 10 cluys.
The mysterious presence deicended upon
peaceful Ithan a week ago lost Tuesday.
Jim 'Wilton, who works on tho II. t.
Montgomery estate, on the top of the
Mil nt Ithan, wax coming home at a lato
hour and on the Spring Mill road, with
tho lights of Ithan In sight, when the
woman, as described by all' who' have
seen her, appeared, walked up beside him
and peered Into his face. Jim said' trem
blingly! "What dd you want of me?"
Tho woman did not sneak. Jim says ha
tdolt one Jong breath and raced for home.
The next night ho told the tale In Post
mastqr Yllllam tl. Cornog's store, where
JUtanor rond and tho old Lancaster pine
cross. Kot all of them take the tale of
'Wilson, ns a Joke, but the postmaster and
his assistant. Tryan Bteel, affectionately
khown as "Shorty" from Villanova to 8t.
Cavld'r, rather doubt It
However that may' be, Edward Mullen,
who works on the Hoffman estate, be
tween Ithan and St. David's, had 'his
experience, and ho dors not Imbibe at all.
Last Saturday night he was coming along
that name Spring Mill road, when ho
Jicard light, hurried footsteps behind him.
He lookod back once, and coupled on his
high gear. He had seen a woman In a
black dress running. After a few minutes
the footsteps ceased. Should Ed look
back, or should he keep right on? He
waited' and then looked back. The rond
was empty., There was not a sign of tho
woman. Then Mullen decided that he had
seen a spiritual manifestation and left
Enter Samuel Miller, who lives on top
of the hill at Ithan. and Jess Whltcman,
-who lives at tho foot of the hill. Last
Monday plght. they went to Villanova
to call on some friends, and after mid
night thny started homo. Just before
they came to the haunted place Sam said
'"Wouldn't you like to see th.it woman
right thls minute?"
Jess .had concluded a preliminary shud
der, but had not had time to reply when
right out' of nowhere, In the- road before
them", -appeared the woman. Sam Miller
eays he had Voice enough left to say to
"Good evening; Mame."
TheTe was no reply. The two friends
differ as to what followed. Jess Whlte
man frankly says ha ran. Mr. Miller says
positively that he did not run. "But you
trot to the postoftlcr as soon as I did,"
Lost Saturday, on the Radnor road,
where the houses are wide apart and one
notices all who pass, there was soen a
strangely veiled woman drossed In black.
She did not have the man's overcoat.
Mrs. Todd,, who lives on Radnor road In
sight, of St. David's, allowed her maid to
give- some food to the woman. A woman
tn black was seen last Friday at, Villa
nova nnd received help nt several house
holds, but she neerhed to be poor rather
Monday a passerby at Cornog's store
chanced to remark that a woman Inmate
of the hospital at Norrlstown had escaped
n. few days before. She was harmless, he
The head gardener on the Hoffman es
tate Investigated Mullen's story and found
that a woman living on Spring Mill road,
fit lust the tlmn that Mullim Raw hlR
" -nnrmrlHfln Vinri anrta,1 front nfttrin tn
catch a train and was running. When
he got. to the top of the bill "he saw
the train pulling Into the station and
turned back; She remembered noting
the hurried steps of a.mnn ahead of her.
There, has been no accounting thus far
fpr the experience of the other three
Flood of Dollars
for the Roor
Continued from Fage One
tribute for the relief of the unemployed
will not be forthcoming. But the response
must be steady and continue throughout
Between 8 and 11:20 o'clock this morning
J15.000 were collected. A few minutes after
9 the postman had come In with more
than ,2S00 letters. Not before noon, at
least, will the amount contained In these
letters be- known. A special corps of a
score of workers Is employed In counting
the contributions sent In by mall and
brought In by men, women and children
who are zealous and eager to sacrifice
something for the relief of their less for
tunate, fellow being. Shortly after 8
o'clock Mr. E. T. Stotesbury was asked
to send an extra force of his clerks to
assist In receiving; contributions.
A- large number of society men and
women and a number of women from the
Wonamaker store who are giving up their
day of rest to nrstst In the work are on
hand at the, headquarters of the Emer
gency Aid Committee, helping In the
work. The Wanamaker Boys' Bugle Corps
are also on hand, stirring Broad street
With the sounds of their bugles, rousing
tho l'sserby to their duty of self
sacrifice. The contributions are coming In
under the strains of the reveille, the
"President's March" and "True to the
Colors.' rpndered by the boys of the
The women from the store who are
asttlnff In the work are Miss Theodora
Knox. Mrs. Nellie Maloon, Miss C. F. Par
sons. Miss Margaret Rattlgan, Miss C. M,
JlacFeeley. Miss Elizabeth McLoughlln.
Miss L. Yetter, Miss M. B. Boyd.
The Claghorn School sent three car
leads of clothing as the contribution of
the pupl) Qn Self-SacrJflce Pay.
It was announced shortly after 10 o'clock
that Saerlflc Day would be continued in
definitely until the desired sUm of J100.0CO
is collected. The office of the Emergency
AtX Committee will also be open on Sun
day to receive contributions.
One hundred and twenty-five dollars
.nd forty-five cents was the contribution
collected nt the Wanamaker Store bowls
between S and. V m. and sent to the
headquarters tn the Lincoln Building.
Tho employes of Ventura Blanco con
A 1M contribution was received from
JtHU N- K. Conner-
tyf-Mtteaant Commander A. W. Johnson,
of tt trover Dowries, gave a J10 con
tribution. SX-IOHT PIKE CAUSES ALARM
3S5t! in Easement of Wldener Build
ing Excites Kellef Workers,
fNH& pouring from the. basement of
(p "Wldener Building; new In the course
ijn)fii;racnfn, ims arrernoon caused ex-
3mBtr persons crowning into
jr&finrv Aid Headquarter-. In thA
ii ifulldinr," adjoining , The "Self
MfHke Day" ttuopas thought th build
in w lire and several thousand
Ti saioia was CJ.u4 by a slight blam
in . jtoMtrs la th biwtnt of
ika wwwr Housing. FtrenuMi reseod.
$mt t ft toesi mtai on pttt it Hit.
i ! rH ifeUye tm shgut 18 ttitwts.
SUFF1UG1STS VAINLY TRY TO DECORATE
Park Guards Forbid Placing
Wreath on Lincoln Statue.
Disappointment filled the hearts of 10
women suffragists of the 6th Legislative
District who went to FalrmoUnt Tatk to
day to place a wreath on the monument
of Abraham Lincoln, near the Qreen
street entrance of the park. Park guards
appeared on the scene nnd prohibited
them from performing the ceremony on
the ground that they had no permit The
women got In touch with Mayor Ulanken
burg, but again were taken aback when
Informed by the executive that he could
not grant the permit. Tho aid of Ely K.
Price, chairman of the Park Commission,
then was sought, but he could not be lo
Waving suffrage and American flags,
and led by Mrs. George W. Plersoll,
chairman of the committee, the women
left the suffrage headquarters and
.marched down Chestnut street to Broad
nnd thenco to Arch street, attracting
great attention on tho way. At Arch
street they took a car for tho Park,
On the wreath Intended for the monu
ment "was this Inscription:
"To tho well-beloved memory of n great
suffragist. 'I believe tn alt shnrlng the
privileges of government who bear Its
burdens, not excluding women.' "
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Members of the Woman Suffrage Party today vi ,ted Fairmount Park for the purpose of honoring
the memory of Lincoln with a wreath, but encoun ;red unexpected opposition from a guard, who in
formed them they could not do so without permis ion from the Park Department, and this they did
"Transit Tax Plan
Continued from rage One
though tho determination of It Is not es
sential, In view of the undoubted borrow
ing capacity of the city, based upon the
valuation of real property alone. Our
reason for now passing upon tho question
Is, as was said by the Chief Justice, at the
argument, that It is suro to arise in tho
near future, and until It Is finally settled,
neither the city authorities nor the voters
at an election for the Increase of loans,
nor the purchasers of city bonds, can act
with certainty. Tho last assessed valua
tion of personal property preceding Feb.
ruary 21, 1DH, was 371,539,635.75, and the
authority of the city to make It part of
the basis of Its borrowing capacity 1b
found In the act of Juno 17, 1913, P. L.
E07; but It Ib said, though not argued with
much seriousness, that the act of 1913 Is
"After discussing the question of con
stitutionality, the Chief Justice adds:
" 'We now declare It to be valid legis
"It Is simply Impossible, after reading
these words, Intelligently, to believe that
the Chief Justlco was uttering a dictum
and was not expressing the opinion of
the court the unanimous opinion, because
of the dissent of Justice Elkln was upon
an entirely different point
"The matter was a public one, which It
was essential should be set at rest In
order that the public might act Intelli
gently. .The parties before the court were
sufTlclcnt to enable It to pass upon the
question which had been argued and
which, sooner or later, must be decided.
"It Is not for me to say that what the
court did was proper; but I think no one
can reach any other conclusion than that
tho public Interests demanded such an
announcement of the opinion of the court
as was made.
"In my Judgment, the syllabus prepared
by the reporter of the court expresses Its
decision, and not an obiter dictum,
"'The act of June 17, 1913 (P. L. 607),
Imposing taxes upon certain classes of
personal property for city' and county
purposes In cities coextensive with coun
ties Is constitutional. It Is not in viola
tion of Article ill, Section 3, of the Con
stitution, providing that "no bill except
general appropriation bills shall be
passed containing more than ono subject,
which shall be clearly expressed In Its
" The provisions of said act of June 17,
1913 (P, L. 607) are effective to Increase
the borrowing capacity of the city of
Philadelphia by 7 per centum of the last
assessed valuation of personal property
preceding the date of the loan.'
"I think it may be taken as Anally set
tled that the assessed valuation of per
sonal property docs form part of the
basis of the borrowing capacity of a
county or city coterminous with the
"JOHN Q. JOHNSON,
"12th February, 1915."
Members of business organizations, clvlo
bodies and alt other leaders In the fight
for real rapid transit for Philadelphia
were jubilant today over the transit
victory at the hearing before the Sena
torial Committee qn Munlupal Aflalrs
yesterday. Philadelphia, It was remarked,
was now pledged to a definite program
of transit development.
The political plans to block all prog
ress on the transit plans were swept aside
at tvery turn yesterday through the an
swers and arguments of Director Taylor
and Director Norrls. It Is the general
belief today that there Is now little danger
that the obstructionists may resort to
new underground tactics to continue the
period of inaction and delay.
With John P. Connelly, chairman of the
Finance Committee, now on record In
favor of rapid transit and Charles Seger,
chairman of the Subcommittee on Fi
nance, pledged to report favorably at the
next meeting of Councils the ordinance
providing for a special election to -vote
on the Initial transit loan, it was said,
a beginning now seemed assured, and an
April election almost certain.
The declaration of Senator Var for
speedy action and for the, prompt passage
of the pending constitutional amendment
providing for a 3 per cent Increase In
the city's borrowing capacity for transit
and port development was hailed with
great enthusiasm throughout the city.
While it had been believed for some time
that Senator Vare was with Director Tay.
lor in the right, be had declined to com
mit himself until yesterday.
The coincidence between the proposal
made by Senator Vare to give Director
Taylor M.0W.CW of the proposed mO.0CO
krgt and the subsequent offer of Director
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Taylor to accept even $8,000,000 at tho
present time came as a blow to tho op
The only condition attached to Director
Taylor's proposal to nccept J6,00O,00O In
stead of (30,000,000 was thnt the pending
constitutional amendment be passed as It
now stands Instead of being further
amended, as proposed by Senator Mc
Nlchol. Senator Vare, as chairman of tho
Stato Senate Committee on Municipal Af
fairs, which now has the amendment
under consideration, pledged himself to
see that this was done.
As there Ib little doubt of the consti
tutionality of the act, an election in April
to authorize tho flotation of a JG,000,000
tranRlt loan Is now virtually assured.
Council's Finance Committee, through
Charles Soger, chairman of the subcom
mittee, Is pledged to report favorably
tho ordinances making the election pos
sible. Tho poll taken .by the Evb.ni.vu
Ledoeh of December 11 shows that tho
majority of Councilman In born chambers
favors the passage of the ordinances when
they are reported out of committee and
come before them at the mcoting next
With a special election In April the work
on tho subway and clev.uted lines can bo
actually begun July 1, as has been advo
cated by Director Taylor for months. The
16,000,000 will be nmple to continue the
work to the end of this year.
The successful passage of the constitu
tional amendment increasing the city's
borrowing capacity by 3 per cent, for
transit and port development can plnco
that question before the people at tho No
The $60,000,000 thus provided for the com
pletion of the work can be made avallablo
by Councils before the beginning of 1913.
"I don' lub dot woman nohow."
Edward Nelson glared defiantly at
Bessie McKee, In the 19th and Oxford
streets station. Bessie bacame Indignant.
"But yo did," Bho shouted, "one time."
"Dat was a mls-compro-hen-shun," Bald
But at this point .Magistrate Morris
contended that a review of the romance
Nelson said that Bessie approached
him on Ridge avenue, poked a. revolver
under his nose and told him to Jtwnn
from her. He declared he never Intended
going near Bessie, but on receiving such
an "unusual salutashln," he followed her.
It appears that Bessie did not appre
ciate the espionage and again turned on
Nelson. He was looking Into the barrel
of the revolver dubiously whn Policeman
Plumber arrived. Bessie said there was
"a long story a comln'," but the Magis
trate Interrupted it by holding her In
A good pair of shoes protruding from
an Iron pipe at 23d and Tasker streets at
tracted the attention of Turnkey Grugan.
Thinking they would come In handy for
some "hobo" who came to the station
house, Qrugan attempted to pick the
shoes up and found that there was a man
already In them.
He dragged the shoes and man from the
pipe and looked Into the face of a stranger
with shabby clothes and an important
"Any law against sleeping?" asked the
"No, but you better come to the sta
tion house," said the turnkey; "It's
"What If I should refuse?" suggested
"Well, that wouldn't matter much,"
said Qrugan, "for you would uo anv't "
The stranger looked at Qrugan and be
When he was brought before the ser
geant at the- 20th and Federal streets
station, he shook the dust from his
Clothes and twirled his mustache.
tr hear of Sylvester Green?" he
j, I didn't," replied the sergeant
"Look at him," said the stranger, stand
The sergeant looked him over, but did
not appear to be especially thrilled by
the man's appearance,
"What Is the charge?"
"Ah, that's It." said Qreen, "sleeping
In a pipe."
It was then Impressed Upon the pris
oner's mind that he was arrested for his
own safety. It finally dawned upon him
that U It had not been tor Grugan he
might have frozen to death.
That's true." Oreen agreed. "I apolo
gli, but whither can I go?4
The matter was dUaumed with MagU-
ROBIN HERALDS SPRING
So Does n Butterfly at Newton, New
A robin nnd a buttcrlly have nnnounccd
tho coming of spring. The robin mado
tho announcement In Altoona. where tho
P. R. ft. car shops are. and Its har
monious notes were wclcomo to the men
who filing the sledges In tho anvil chorus
of Industry. Tho robin, to be exact,
chirped Its optimism from a clump of
bushes at the foot of a mountain. Its
messago was not llko thp song of sprjng
which wo hear gurgled at drawing room
muslculcs by dizzy sopranos. The bird'
announced definitely with half a syllable
that spring vat coming.
And the sympathetic note ran all tho
way to Newton, N. J., where tho butterfly
was discovered. Tho butterfly was caught
by Francis Rowott, 23 Spring street It
is significant, too, that the butterfly
should select such a fitrect In such a
pretty place as Newton.
PEOHIBITION IN IOWA
Senate Passes Constitutional Amend
ment by Large Majority.
PES MOINES, la., Feb. 12.-By a vote
of 39 to 10 the State Senate today passed
the constitutional prohibition amendment
nnd sent It to tho House, whero It Is ex
pected to pass by on equally big ma
jority. Before the people can vote on the ques
tion tho next Legislature must take simi
"trate Brlggs, who gave the prisoner a
homo for 30 days In the House of Correc
tion. An uncontrollable thirst has brought
unhapplness to William Tongue. When
ho wants a drink he can overcome almost
all obstacles to get It. As a rule, he
don't have the money, and for this he
blames the world In general." He wns In
an 'Indignant mood today, and his temper
jvas not Improved when he went home
and found his wife washing. The woman
wns too busy to listen to his harangue,
and, to show his contempt, he threw her
on the floor and emptied a tub of water
and wet clothes on her.
While, she was shouting for help, Tongue
gathered up the wash and went out on
the street to sell It, the police say. When
two or three women expressed their
opinions of Tongue, he shied wet towels
at them and they criticised behind closed
Tongue, who doesn't belle his name,
was calling upon the populace to come
and face him when Policeman Lahr hap
pened along. He eelzed-Tongue by the
neck and ran him to the Frankford police
On the way there the prisoner threw
the -wash In the street. But there was
still plenty of evidence against him.
While searching Tongue the police found
one- of his wife's skirts under his coat
and other wearing apparel stuffed In his
When Tongue's wife arrived at the sta
tion house he Immediately pleaded with
her to obtain his release. But she real
ized that his presence at home would
only mean more trouble In a few hours
and she refused to relent He was sent
to the House of Correction for three
"I refuse to commit suicide and I re
fuse to starve to death."
This startling announcement was mads
by a ragged man at Belgrade and Clear
field streets. He shouted at several po
licemen who.paazed him. When no one
paid any attention to him he became
desperatu and followed a cop for half a
"Aro you looking for excitement,"
asked, the policeman.
"I'm simply stating- my rights,'' said
'Well, what are you going to do about
it?" said the cop.
"I'm going to 'have satisfaction."
"WelLyau'M ct It"
At tsratwiegijhgujs the man said his
nm3!iyfe,5ls !&&, " nt "
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BREAKS TIE; SHIP
His Vote Ends Sharp Parr
liametilary Battle in Sen
- ateGlosire NoW'the Is
sue. . "' '.-'
WASHINGTON, JJeb. 12.-After a sharp
parliamentary strusgle this afternoon and
a desperate' nttempt.led by Senator fteed.
to force n closure rule which would com
pel a vote on the ship purchnso bill,
tho Senate displaced tho Ship pur'ehaso
measure as the Unfinished business, nnd
proceeded to the question of adopting a
As n result the Senate s confronted
with a protracted debate and a filibuster
over whether It shall ndopt closure.
The ship purchase bill being' displaced as
the unfinished business, It Is a question
whether It enn be replaced this, session. .
Tho specific question now before tho
Senate In effect, Is whether to adopt the
plan of Senator fteed fixing February 19
ns tho date, for voting on the ship pur
chase bill. Senatbr Norrls has. offered
an amendment which raises the question
of adopting a general rule on the sub
ject of closure for limitation of debate.
Tho battlo over the adoption of tho
ftecd motion to fix tho date for voting
on ship purchase broke out suddenly and
unexpectedly a little before 2 o'clock. It
went on amid tense excitement.
The ftepubltcans wero all but caught
napping at 2 o'clock when tho. unfinished
business, which was the ship-purchase
bill, wob In order. Senator ftecd, how
over, moved to take up further tho ques
tion of rules. Ho did not nt-first pcr
celvo that tho effect of this would be to
dlsplaco the unfinished business, -After
consultation In hurried fashion with
some of the leaders on the Domocratlo
side he pressed his motion, to take up'
the rules question and It was carried, 47
to 47 plus tho affirmative voto of tho Vice
President)- whose ballot Bettlcd tho tie.
IlEED STARTS SHARP FIGHT.
The strugglo precipitated by .Senator
Reed was ono of tho. hottest parliament
ary fights tho Senate has seen for many
months. Ho moved shortly beforo .2
o'clock to uilopt his resolution fixing Feb-..
ruary 19 to voto on ship purchase boforo'
tho Republican ' leaders had fairly
awakened. Senator Galllnger quickly
moved to refer tho Reed proposition to
tho Rules Committee, fteed movod to
tabl'. Tho Reed motion was lost, .45 to 46.
Senator Kenyon voted with tho Repub
licans nnd Senators Norrls and La Fol
lcttc with the Democrats.
fteed then moved to amend tho Gallln
ger motion to refer to the Rules Com
mittee so ns to provide for reference -to
the Finance Committee. He Bald tho
Rules Committee was opposed to any
change In the rules limiting debate. Gal
llnger moved to' lay tho amendment on
the table. Bryan, of Florida,' raised- tllo
point that It was not'ln order to offer
an amendment to the motion to refer
to tho Rules Committee. The VlcoPresl-
uent Buscaincu tne poini.
Reed then moved to Instruct" the' Rules'
Committee to report' back his proposition
forthwith nnd without amendment. Gnl
llnger moved to table. This was carried
apparently by 47 to 46.. . r
The Galllnger motion to roferto tho
Rules Committee was then voted, on, but
In the midst of It.Sonntor Rood. .chal
lenged tho proceedings on.; tho- ground
that .there. Jind been ,0 error In y;p mi;
nouncement -of the result qp tho Gallln
ger motion to tabic. -- -
After- a short wrangle Senator Jleed
gained his point, and It -waa found, that
the motion to table had resulted In a
vote of 46 to 46. It had been unnounccd
47 to 46 through an error.
The Vice President announced, that the
Galllnger motion to table was lost. Sen
ator Reed then naked that the subse
quent proceedings bo expunged,' and this
wns agreed to.
By this tlme.J o'clock bad nrrlvcd, and
Fletcher asked to lay aside temporarily
tho unfinished business. This was, ob
jected to. Reed then wanted to. extend
the morning hour so as to mako up for
tho time lost through the error In tie
wrong announcement of the rollcall. Gal
Senator fteed was undecided for a few
minutes, but filially moved to . take -up
the question relating to tho rules nnd
ordering n vote on February' 19. Ills mo
tion finally prevailed, 47 to 47, which was
broken by the affirmative vote of Vice
This brought before tho Senate once
more the question of adopting the Reed
amendment to the Galllnger motion to
Instruct the Rules Committee to report
forthwith the Reed resolution fixing Feb
ruary 19 ns the date' to vote on the "ship
purchase. Lodge raised the point that
the question was debatable and gained his
Thus the whole question raised by Reed
was thrown open to debate, and Norrls
offered an amendment to tho Reed amend
ment for n general' rule-on closure. Sen
ator Stone protested against this, but
Senator Norrls said -ho was convinced
ship purchase could not pass, and believed
the adoption o'f a general closure mora
La Follette took the floor to make a
speech on his peacp resolution.
City Observes ,
Continued, from Pare' One '
but 33 stars In the flag, to 43 today. He
s&Id the nation then' had a population -of
but 31,(00,000, compared to 100,000,000 at tho
"Billy" Sunday will preach a special
sermon today to Q. A. R. men at the
tabernacle. Five thousand seats have
been reserved for the veterans,
Members of the. Philadelphia Associa
tion of frfaval Volunteers will, gather to
night at Dooner"s Hotel for their annual
banquet. Speeches will be made by many
At Lu Lu Temple the "Dollar pipner"
of the Washington Party City-Committee
wilt be held.
Society will be represented at the card
party and dance of the Stone ' Harbor
Yacht Club, which will be held jtonlght
at the Hotel Adelphla.
Qlrard College held special exercise
In the chapel this morning, ,The concert
and ball of the Caledonian Club will 'be
held tonight at Turngemelnde Hall, Broad
street and Columbia avenue. .
MEMORIAL LAID TODAY
WASHINGTON, Feb. It-The laying of
the cornerstone of the 'Lincoln Memorial
in Potomac Park, special exercises In all
schools, and sessions by.Jhe Grand Army
of the Republic and', other patriotic or
ganizations today marked-the observance
In the national capital of the 106th anni
versary of (he birth of Abraham. Llnc'oln.
J. O. 8. Blackburn, resident member
of the Memorial Commission, and Col.
W. y. Harts, represented the Govern
ment at the cornerstone laying. 'Placed
In the stone wero documents bearing the
signatures of the members of tho Sixty
third Congress, an autobiography of the
War President, presented by Robert Todd
Lincoln; specimens of the currency now
INDEPENDENCE HALL INSPIRED
. FAMOUS LINCOLN AI&DRESS
Words of Patriotism Uttered
by Emancipator in Phila
delphia 54 Years Ago
' Still Recalled.
Received With Great Outburst of
Enthusiast, . Prostderit-otect
Then Defined His Lofty Politi
i Ho waanlt born here, nor did ho ever
live here tho great man, the 106th an
niversary of whoso birth Is colobrated
today and yet to Pennsylvania belongs
the enviable distinction of having been
tho plnco whero two of the greatest
speeches of one of tho greatest of all
speechmakers, Abraham Lincoln, wero
Tho ono was, of course, at Gettysburg,
but tho other wob mado right here In
Philadelphia, -when, passing through from
Buffalo to Vashlngton on his way to bo
Inaugurated, ho was Invited to stop off
on Washington's Birthday In 1E61 to
raise the now flag over Independence
Halt, with Its 34 stars, tho 34th repre
senting tho newly admitted State, Kan
Many Phlladolphlans who wero little
girls nnd boys then had tho occasion im
pressed upon their minds with nevor-to-be-forgottcn
vividness, which will mako
them carry tho memory of It to their
Roused to a feverish pitch of excite
mont by the heralded coming of tho man
of tho hour, tho citizens of this town got
out of their beds long bofore tho sun
hnd risen over the Delaware and hurried
forth to seek advantageous positions to
watch tho passing of tho President-elect
WELCOMED BV ENTHUSIASTS.
To read the accounts of his nrrlval In
the depot from Trenton, whero a repre
sentative delegation of Fnther Ponn's
citizens went to meet him, Is like reading
a modern description of the coming ot
"Billy" Sunday." Thousands of enthusi
asts thronged nil the avenues leading to
TWO VISITS OF,. LINCOLN.!
Captain S. Emlen Meigs, one of Phila
delphia's most ardent ndmlrers of Lincoln,
remembers distinctly tho visit which ho
as President made hero nt .tho tlmo of
tho big Sanltnry Fair held In Logan
Square In 1B61.
Lincoln had been scheduled to be pres
ent nt the opening exercises of the fair,
but because of affairs of state was unable
to get away from Washington and de
puted Bishop Simpson to act as his rep
resentative. Later on In the summer he
..came, and It was on thla occnslon that
ho was tho guest of honor at a luncheon
at tho Union League, which was then
only two years old.
Surrounded by many tokens and mo
.mentoqs of .tho wnr and of Lincoln nt
his home. 1521 Chestnut street. Cnptnln
MelEB tailed Interestingly of the man
hwho was responsible for tho political con
version of Ills fntner, Dr. Charles D.
Meigs, who, beforo tho cnpilng of tho
President to this city, had always been a
violent opponent of Lincoln's principles.
"Tho Union League," said Captain
Meigs, remlnlscently, "occupied tho Bpa
cious Kuhn mansion then, which waB on
Chestnut street between -11th and 13th,
where Keith's Theatre now stands.
"After tho Invitation to the reception
and luncheon had been Issued and ac
cepted, tho ofllcerB of the League ap
pointed a delegation of Its members to
go ti Logan Square and accompany Lin
coln back to the club;
"But Lincoln always hated escorts, and
bo before- they could get to him, he had
started and tamo down by himself by
way of an unfrequented sldo street and
reached the IleagUe alone. The appointed
orator being absent up at the fair
grounds hunting for tho distinguished
guest, the' members who wero present, to
the number of "about 300, then selected
Daniel Dougherty, so - called silver
tongued orator of tho League, to deliver
the address of welcome.
"Lincoln stood up, C feet 4 Inches high,
nnd patiently endured the. storm of words
of the orator, who took nearly 30 min
utes to tell the guest ho was welcome.
Finally he ceased, and Lincoln said:
" 'Well, Mr. Dougherty, I presume some
use, a copy of the Constitution and other
Members of Congress who were present
when Lincoln delivered ts Gettysburg
speech spok,a at the Capitol today. Tho
occasion was especially observed In the
negro schools and churches,' where fne
emancipator of the race was lauded In
speech and song.
800 ATTEND LINCOLN
DINNER AT SPIUNQFIELD
SPRINGFIELD, 111.. Feb, 12.-Lcadlng
men came here from tho East and West
today and joined in celebrating the birth
day of Abraham Lincoln, Eight hundred
persons were seated at tables In tho State
-Arsenal when Governor Dunne, as toast
master, opened the dinner.
The; 'speaker woro' tho Rt. Rev, John J,
Olennon, Archbishop of St. Louts; Bishop
Fallows' and Judge IC. M. Xandls, of Chi
cago, and Qutzpn Jlbrglum, of New Vork.
They were entertained during their stay
here by United States Judge J, ptls
Humphrey, president of the Centennial
Lincoln Banquet at 7. M. O. A,
A banquet in honor ot Lincoln's birth
day wit) be given tonight at the West
Hranch' Tf. M, Gt A.,' B!d and Sansom
streets. "Crieesema'n A; Herrlck, presi
dent ot airard College, and ex-Congressman
Qeorgo H, White will be among the
speakers. A program ..t music and ad
dresses has been arranged and several
hundred guests are expected. William
l. Crown, secretary gf the West Branch,
will be toastmaster. Frank J?- Getty,
social service secretary, will relate a
number of little-known anecdoes dealing
with the life and personality ot Lincoln.
Lincoln as ''Perfect Building"
"Abraham Llncon as the Embodiment
of a Perfert Building," was the subject of
the Rev. Samuel Johnson's address be
fore the BuslnesslSclence Club at theln
luncheon, held this afternoon at the Belle-vue-Stratford.
E. J. Cattell. the city
statistician,- also addressed the club.
CAPTAIN TOSEPH TAOOABT
Captain Joseph Taggart, St years old, a
veteran (Officer of the Civil War, who re
tired several years ago as. a dry goods
merchant, died today at hi home, 733
Vernon road, Btenton, following a long
illness. He fought with Company 0,
Pennsylvania Reserves, as second lieu
tenant, and at J he. close of the war was
made captain. He leaves a son and a
daughter. He was a member of the Q. A.
ft.. Post 191
"All my poUttcat warfare twv
been tn favor of the ieachingt that
came forth from the sacred walls ot
Independence Hall, May my riaht
hand foraet ite cunning and w
tongue cleave to the roof of rnu
mouth if lever prove false to thou
teachings," From Lincoln's Phlln
tho station, nnd tho traflla ot the itJ '
was halted for hours. day-
Flags hung from public buildings and
from private residences, and an evi '
;green arch gaily decorated had been'
.erected nt 16th streot near Chestnut, in
a barouche, drawn by four white horiei
,nnd escorted by a guard of police posted
on the flanks of the carriage, Lincoln, act'
companled by the chairman of the com. '
mltteo of Councils and tho presidents 'of
Seleot nnd Common Councils, stood bar.,
headed virtually all the time, bowing to
tho cheering poputnea,
When tho procession reached tth an
Chestnut streets the efforts of the platoon
of police, who had been stationed around
tho Continental Hotel, whore quarters
wero reserved for Lincoln, .to' keen th '
crowds In abeyance, were Unavailing, artd
It wns found necessary to bar all of the
doors to tho hotel nnd keep an officer at
each to prevent the thousands from sunt- 4
lng Into the placo nnd swamplntf It
Tho proccsBlon to Independence Hall
then known as the State House, was
oven more frenzied. A solid mass of hu
manlty blocked the way, and wherever '
thoro was stnndlnK or sitting room, on
window sills, on roofs. In tho -.-
tops nnd along tho curb, there were eager '
x .iimuKipnmuH wmuns 10 iOOK on
jneo or ino great man,
CHEERS FOR GREAT MAN. i
On entering tho hall, Lincoln was re
ceived by Theodore Cuylor, president of.
Select Council. After Inspecting tho relics.
there tho President-elect Was taken to the" '
plntform In front d tho building. A
bronzo tablet In the pavement now merits '
tho spot His appearance brought forth "
cheers so prolonged that thcrj could be
no doubt of tho reverence and esteem In
which Lincoln wns held here.
Tho flag wns rolled Into a ball, so that
when It reached tho top of tho staff If
would gradually unfurl In tho breeze,'
Drawn up In front of the platform was
the famous ocott Loglon. Lincoln,
dressed tn tho cUBtoma-y black, put out ,
his hand and a sllcnco fell on the crowd.
He then delivered in extemporaneous,
speech, tho simplicity and sincerity of
which will never bo forgotten as long as .
patriotism continues to burn in the hearts
of tho gentlemen present will expect mi
to respond to tho very eloquent address
with which you have just honored me.
but In the position which I hold ns Presi
dent of the United States and candidate
for re-election to that high ofllce, I think
It becondng thnt I should not address
any political assemblage.'
"Dougherty," continued the Captain,
smiling at the picture ho must have
made, "drew back about 10 feet and said
" 'No, Mr. President, not n political as
semblage, merely a loyal one,'
"Whereupon Lincoln replied:
" 'Well, Mr. Dougherty, If you'll per
mit me, I'll stand by my resolution as
flrst expressed.' '
"And so," continued tho Captain, "aN
though Lincoln graced the luncheon with
his presence ho did not mnke a speech,
for which I've always resnected him. for
it seems to mo that when a man has'11'''
, v... . , - - i -1
surveu ins wouiury lor lour years
Lincoln-had done It Is beneath his dignity
to go around begging for a re-eiect'fon. "4
Let tho people glvo It to him, which they
will do If thero's a man llko Lincoln for' 'M
The political conversion of Doctor ':
Meigs was effected at tho time of Lin-
coin's visit here in 1S61.
"Tho old gentleman," said the Captain, .
his son smiling nt the recollection, "was ,
always a violent Democrat and thought, ,1
with many others that Lincoln was ruin-',
lng the country. However, knowing 'thnt, .
l m ...A n .n . bo t... l.la I.im.ba nn .l.n mnt
tn Tnflonf.nri(nr TTnll. lift ntntlnnpri him.' - tS
self nt his window to have a look a the"
"In a barouche, drawn by four horsev'
he Baw Lincoln, bowing to the right and'
ino leu oi nun, iiciiuowjeuging 1110 mi
lutes of the citizens lined on cither side
of tho street with such dignity and lit
presslvcness that when the President had
passed my father turned to my mother
and Bald with moistened eys:
" 'My dear, I've looked In the face of
great and good man.'
"And he was a Lincoln enthusiast ever
after that," said Captain Meigs, "Just as ' "
thousands of others were, converted slm-'.
ply by looking at tho face of tho man." , ,
SAMUEL T. PICKARD
AMESBimY, Mass., Feb., 12. Samufl ,
T. Pickard, biographer and literary X'. '
ecutor of John Greenleaf Whlttler, tht
poet, died nt the Whlttler homestead' to- '
day, aged 87. His wife, who was Ejlza'
beth wnittier, a niece or me poec, oiu
several years ago. Pickard for many
years was owner and editor of the I'rt
WASIHJJRTON. Feb. 12."
For eastern Pennsylvania Local ralnJ
this afternoon or tonlgntr comer in nurui
portion tonlghtj Buturday unsettled; fresh
iirost ur I uric
The temperatures have continued to''.
rlna I,, Via AHnntlr, Btntt nnd the OhlO
-.... ..., .... t. ai i.A,ia the 3ff
vauey uunm. mo .-v -- ,.vw., --- j
change being greatest in New England.?!
Tnis rise nos nrougni uuum tui.
conditions In the South Atlantic States,'
while there la on excess ot about 20 de
grees throughout' tho northeastern por
Hon of tho pountry., A slight reac.tlQi
nnnlaM .rn rt or! f rrtlTl th L.HK6 T6
glon; but the temperatures aro still about,
zo degrees auove tne normal. "" - :
dltlons prevail throughout tho central
vnllava and lnthe plains States. CloudW
aB u., in,F.iia,ii nvr thn Rastern por
tion of the country and light rains art
reported from tho lower mite reiv.
U, S. Weather Dnreau Bulletin
Abliini. , T.X...Y. 00 fiS - 8 ? S". .
Atlantic City ..
lil.marvk. N. P.
..IH . . M V 1 -v
14 ..SB 1 Cloudy -it.
,0 .61 HVV M Clounr
Iluraln V V &1
.14 .: W 1- B-in
Chicago, 111 88
Cleveland, p.... 44
Denver, Col..... 80
Ds Mslnti, la,. SO
Detroit, Midi... 88
Duluth, Minn.,. 18
Oalvtiton, Tex., bo
Hatt.raa, N. C. 48
Helena, Moot., 21
Huron, S. D. ... ?0
Kanaaa City. Mo. 48
X4UUV1IU, 'Ky... 80
Memphla. Teiui.. 54
New yors 40
10 nam ..,,
g Cloud "
12 Cloud ,
18 Clear ,
Clear r '
Oklahoma, Okli. M g
Phoenix, ArU. .
Portland. Ora. ..
4 Cloudy -1
St. i.ovu. no-
I'anl Ulnn.. 28. 2
Kali f.aV'a Utah. SI 32
San Pianelaa. 4J 18
Scranun, Pa.... 42 SS
Tumpa r? 85
vblBtsn ... 40 33
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