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EVENING -LEna-Ba-PHILADELPHIA. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1016;,
PREPARES TO PASS
,' SHIP BILL TONIGHT
on Purchase Measure
" Shown in Preliminary
Vote of 186 to 139 Many
Many Democrats Unite With
. -Republicans in Opposing
.Previous Question on Pro-
'tirftiil n T.i'mif flirt nihnf.n in
WASHINGTON, Pah, 18. By n vote of
4& to 47 the Censte today refuted to table
Senator Cummlru' amendment toithe pro
posed cloture, rule, whfch would forbid
Senator from Joining In a binding party
Senator La Follstte, for the tint .time
during the (hipping tilll fight, took tldei
against the Administration Oempcrate.
Washington, Feb. is.-passa.e b the
ftiiuse, tonigiit of the lomptomlse nhlp
purchase bill nsi assured this nftcrnoon.
when", tn a preliminary vote 'testing the
administration's strength, the House
adopted, ISS to 133, the "Bag rule," bung
ing up the bill for cqus deration mid limit
Ji(4 debate to six liouts
Wbe names of the Democrats who ab
solved thet.tselves from Hip caucus man
date atid served notice that they wuuld
nbt-vpte for the bill weie:
J-ittgetald llo.llonuy lierri
Democrats who voted against .the pre
vious question on, the rule were! ,
Tlirthtrs tVliheiapoon Ummwri
Wojiobos HIn(on llulloy
Gfellrrant UiihrMc Oer.-
Aterr'snh, uarUon Kltmtl
ShuckloroiM i!rotkon ritrgeiald
Opening the debate for the rule. Rep
tentative IJonu averted that thi bill
was designed "to rid the country from
the grip of the shipping trust.' Tills
statement wi hooted by the Republican
US was ills statement that the country
wanted tho ship bill,
Opposing tho rule, Representative
Campbell? of Kansas, said that the ship
yards of, the country nio busier than they
have ever been in handling the country's
r RESIDENT FAVORK CLOSURE
President Wilson made it clear- today
that he favored closure in the Senate. He
told callora that ho advocated a general
t;ile limiting debate as part of the pto
cesses ot revising the procedure of the
The President Indicated that he be
lieved the time was coining when ob
struction In the Seimtc, caused by the
rjghts ot unlimited debate, must coase.
He was not speaking only with reference
tt) the ship purchase bill, he slated, but
bad In view many other measures which
minority might hold up indefinitely,
neportn that the extra session of Con
gress, If called, would rovise several
tariff 'schedules and take up the pioblem
dt new reenue legislation were denied
Oy President Wilson. He stated tliai if
the extra session were necessaiy. It
KOu'd he devoted 'entirely to the ship
purchase and the appropriation bills.
The President also declared that new
evidence waB accumulating dally to show
the necessity for the shlp, purchase act
and Indicated that he believed the Dem
ocratic parts' was solidly behind It with
a rew exceptions.
SPEAKER CLARK TO RUSCCC.
Speaker Champ Clark came to the aid
of the Administration In jhe House Dem
ocratic caucus last night and rallied the
wavering membeia, with the lesult that
h caucus early today, after an all-night
discussion, adopted the measure by a vote
of J5t tp 29.
Speaker Clark Is credited with having
brought many wavering members back
Into line with this word of warning:
"Yon have wandered In the wilderness
for 15 j ear and you will wander there
again unless ou follow the leadership of
j-The Speaker pointed out that while he
Was opposed to the theory of Government
woership, the ship bill was an emer
sency measure and the House should not
stand In the way of its passage because
the Senate probably would filibuster
agalnt It "until doomsday."
WILLS PROBATED TODAY
Wills admitted to probate today In
clude those of Charles A. Rustenbach,
Ia(e of JS01 Oermantown avenue, dispos
ing of an estate of $21,000 In private be
quests; Hannah M, Baiey, H Green
Street, $1J,C(. Thomas Hoblnson, 2I
Kted street, $8750: Martha, T. Murnli),
3719 Talrmount avenue, $0: E. J, Clay
ton. HI South JOtli street, (5003; Anthony
.Horniley, M9 South 24th street. $K00;
Isaac P. II. King, 12tt Marlborough
street 4J450, and John F. Trainer. 1310
North Franklin street. $3200.
.Personal property ot William II. White
ASH been appraised at $93,787 71, Including
an Interest of JS5.83S.23 in the firm of
White Brothers; William II. risher, iW,
9UU3; Coej Downey Tows, $33,475 75: Nan
ry Robinson, I5T:.M, and John a. Bishop,
WASHINGTON. Fb. 1!
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avy. Partly cloudy and cooler tonight;
Wednesday fair, moderate variable
Light to moderate rains covered the At
lantic slope from New Brunswick to tit
Florida Keys during the last :t hours
and continue along the southern coast
in and In Florid this morning Tju
rains hav been followed by a, cooler urea
that hss overspread the Eastern, halt of
the sountry reducing th temperatures
!ff,,fi,,,,h9 no,'ml oiwiit alonr th
Atlantic slope, where a moderate .cs
nupuei. jrir weather prevails through
out the great central valleys anil the
Far West and promises a slniJUr ?ona(.
tm for this locality during three or four
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SOLD IN THIS CITY
DESPITE THE LAW
Dealers WhOSe LoaVeS Fail
to Tip Scales at 16 Ounces
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AV011dUp01S Liable tO
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Underweight biead Is being sold all
ONcr the cll.
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in fact, the S.cent loave, put out hi
two of the In i ge bnkciles In Philadel-
plila wrlgh coiiKldernbly less than the
1 ounces ,r one pound avoirdupois which
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the law requlies. The fact that this law
dates back to 1T0 does lint in any way
nullify thn offense. The law has neer
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been lepenled. It Is still in effect and
any baker or dealer selling a loaf which
does not tip the scale nt one pound can
be fined $10 for each loaf so sold.
Jloreover, should any housewife deeide
she Is not getting a square deal when
she buys a H or 15 ounce loaf, she fun
apply to the Central Station for a war
tant against the dealer who sold her
the bread and it won't cost her a cent.
"I will give a. warrant to any one
prosecuting a violator of this law," said
Magistrate Henjamln H. Renshaw de
cfslvely tills morning, "and If the de
fendant can prove that the bread which
she bought was under the legal weight,
the baker or grocer who sold It can feel
ceitalu that he will be fined 110"
Though, according to the strict letter ot I
the law, the small grocer and tetailer i
will sulfer most if prosecutions are In- '
stltuted, still It is felt by many that the '
actual charge should be laid at the door I
, of the big baker ho really determines
me size of uie loar. nut, inasmuch as
the Individual purchaser seldom buys
dtreu from him. the matter of, serving
a wnrrent on him for selling under-
weight bread would be a dlfilcult one,
Tills mnrnlng several grocery shops in
different parts of the city were picked
out at nriidom and bread was purchased
In them. Some of the loaves bore one
bakers labels and others had others.
They were taken to the Bureau of
Weights and Measures and there weighed
on the standaid scales. One loaf weighed
14 and a fraction ot an ounce and another
15 and a fraction, with a paper wiapper.
According to the construction put on
tills law by Magistrate Itenshaw and to
the way he will Interpret It should any
ot the offenders be brought before him,
each and every denier seljlng the under
weight bread, and their number is legion
thioughout the city, could be subjected
to a penalty of 110.
Should public sentiment be aroused over
the violation of the law to the point of
prosecuting, It la said, few- dealers in
bread would remain unscathed, for, ac
cording to the Bureau of Weights and
Measutes, the average loaf sold here does
not weigh IB ounces.
"This law," said Magistrate Itensliaw,
"nas certainly in the past been more hon
ored in the breach than In the observ
ance, but I am ready to act In the mat
ter should there be any prosecutions In
When questioned In regard to the mat
ter, John Vlrdln, chief of the Bureau
of Weights and Measures, said that un
der the act of 1513 his department was
only empowered to prosecute for short
weight when the article or package in
question sold for more than 5 cents, Un
derweight bread prosecutions, he added,
would have to come from the Individual
MARSHALL TO TELL
TRUTH ABOUT BECKER
Negro Says He Did Not Repudi
ate in New York Statements
Made in This City,
"The truth about the Becker case" wlli
be told by James Marshall, the Negri'
whrse affidavit, secured last Saturday
through the Evsnino hzvonn, may re
sult In Becker setting a new trial, ac
cording to a, statement made by Marshall
Irt this city.
Marshall Is back In Philadelphia today,
at the home ot hla friend, Smithy Lucas,
1 youth street Since returning from
New York he has denied the report that
be repudiated the affidavit made In this
city. According to the Negro, he made
onfy one affidavit In New York, and In
that did not say the story he told In
this city was false,
Argument on the appeal from the con
vletlon of Beaker ot the murder ot Her
man rtosenthal, the gambler, will pa
started tomorrow before the New York
Court ot Appeals. It Is possible that
Martin T. Unton. Becker's attorney,
may make use of Marshall's affidavit
then, or ha may save It for a later motion
for a new trial on the ground of newly
When ilarshsll was asked about the rtj.
porta ot affidavits made In New York
by him he said.
There was only one. I mad tht be
for 1'r. Oroehl. and I didn't say that
what L swore to In Philadelphia was
false, Onty h newspapers said I did. I
was made -a, regular foot of down there
They worrlti, the life put of me, I'd have
sworn I vts ctiiy If I had stayed there
max looser la -flbXadelphta I told th
truth and if ttu truth will do Becker
$604 be U (t sots g eod out of me "
Wm Artot! t a Citv Jfepltal
VsJHML'RQ ' WW wa -
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DELEGATION OF MINISTERS
theso clergymen here today. They nt
PLANS FOR TRANSIT
Continued fiom rare On
UDoii them to he picsenl nt the session
of Councils on Thursday to olie their
apprmnl of the lclory of the rapid
' transit pUtis.
' The unlicisal demand which arose laM
, reekr v!;pn c,tw'fa Tnf ,,k,c!f l0,,lc'
'nv further tho transit plans today has
changed to a unlteisal voice of approval
lni11 Councils heeded the warning. Tho
,)eopIo wh0 denmnded that Councils end
the policy of delay ie now prepared to
I '.((lllllll .,111k V.UM1IIIIO iKvy miv ii.vucc.
I of pionipt action made at the healing ot
the Senate Committee on Municipal Af-
' fnlrs lost week and nt the meeting of the
Subcommltteo on Finance PHteruny.
,rho Flnallcc committee will report to ,
Councils on Thursday two oidlnances I
I dealing with tnpld tinnslt One calls for I
, J1 sPlal election In Apill on n transit j
loan, and the second provides for the i
, lUUhoi-lzutlon of n J6.O0O.O00 transit loan to 1
' lie submitted to the people at the special j
' election I
Prompt and favorable action hy both!
, bnucha o CoUnclls when the ordinance-,
.ire presented Is Vlrtuallj assured. Thirty
' '''' must then elapse before the special
ei"ciion can De ne a. j ne uaie lor i ne
I election was not set yesterda), as It was
necessary to confer with tho County
Commissioners on this point, but the date
will be Inserted In the ordinance before
It Is presented to Councils on Thuisday.
When the special election has been held
and the voters hne approved the tinnslt
loRti, Counclln must float the loan nnd
mnke the dliect appropriations for rapid
transit before Ihe woiU can actually be
begun. Provided Councils udheres to their
pledge! for prompt action, however, this
enabling legislation cnu be passed In
time for actual construction work on the
subway and elevated lines to be begun
on July 1.
A dispatch from Ilarrlsburg today said
that no nctlon would bo taken this week
by the State Senate on the constitutional
amendment peimlttlng Philadelphia to in
crease Its borrowing capacity from 7 to
10 per cent to provide an additional J'iO,
000,000 for rapid transit nnd port develop
ment. The announcement was made by
Senator Varc, chairman of the Commit
tee on Municipal Attain, which met hero
j "e" m"""P"i aiiuhs, wmen mei nero
D" . to lenrn the sentiment of the
J'CUs'lP (II ivn'itu IU tIC JICIY IUUU ttbitllp.
Senator A'are said lie would not call a
meeting of the committee until after the
Senate reconvened the first week In
March. Senator SIcN'Ichol, up to the
present time, has given no Indication that
he has changed his position in demanding
that the pending amendment to the Con
stitution providing for the increased bor
rowing capacity be so amended as to
enable the money to be spent for other
municipal improvements beside transit
POLICEMAN BEFORE COURT
Judge Brown Orders Bluecoat to In
crease Payments to Wife.
King Solomon's plan of a halt and halt
division was applied today by Judge
Brown In the Domestic Relations Court
to the 90 a month salaiy of Policeman
John r Fisher, of the th etieet nnd
Snydor avenue station. The court or
dered an Increase of Fisher's payments to
his wife from 1(0 to US a. month.
The wife, Mrs Helen Fisher, ot 137
Gladstone iitrect, applied for the in
crease on the ground that one of the
children was 111 and the others were
going to school. Fisher said his wife
employed people to trail him Instead ot
using the money for the support of their
Mrs. Fisher told the court that Christ
mas gifts sent by her husband to their
children bare the Initials ot another wom
an. Judge Brown asked Fisher how he
expected his wife to live and support
tho children on HO a month when he
had i'J for himself.
THOMAS L. BURNS
Thomas u Burns, 70 jears old, for
more than 10 )ears assistant chief en
gineer of the Philadelphia Poatotllce, died
suddenly jesterday at his home, 407 Jef
ferson street. Death was due to heart
failure. Before going into the service of
the Government he spent more than 20
years In the plant ot the Baldwin Loco
motive Works. Mr, Burns was a member
of the Young Men's Beneficial Society
and many prominent church organisa
tions. Puneial set vices will be held next
Saturday. Interment will be In Holy
Sepulchre Cemetery, following a solemn
requiem mass at St. Michael's Church.
The daintiest tramp who ever leaned
against the desk In the Germantown po.
lce station Is Charles Weber. He was
sleeping In front of the window of a
gents' furnishing store when Policeman
Corry aroifted him.
"Why did you disturb my lumber!"
asked Weber, "I have no definite en.
"You have an engagement to go with
me right away," eald Corry.
"Well. w will hav no altercation
about It," replied Webtr And after
brushing his clothes and list with a whisk
he aeeompanled th cop to th station
When Weber was searched an outfit
which would do credit to any gentleman
pt leliure was found among his effects.
It Included, two shirts (dean), a manicure
set thi own) a toothbrush, two cakes of
soap, tworasor (evidently aged), three
towel, one box of talcum powrer (per
fumed), three clean collar, on box of
hoe blacking on sho brush, a wallet
with a time table and Newspaper clip
pleas May i inquire the caut ot the pie
Bttm ng ia me senrw saw worry
tvoi th hihsm'
ARRIVE TO INVITE
tended the tabernaclo services this afternoon. Delegations from Boston and
TO NEW YORK AND
BACK FOR 93 CENTS
Commuter Has Discovered Se
cret of Cutting the Cost of
the Round Trip.
TO NEW YORK AND RETURN
ON STRAIGHT 93 CENTS
To cw Yoth and leturn on
3t night ticket ti.SO
To Xcw Yoik and return 6j
mileage nt JS2.S0 per 1000
miles 1 OS
Buv 60-tilp monthly commit!
inu ticket. Philadelphia to
J'cnninptoH, y. J J.)0
Tiny 00-tilp monthly commut
ing ticket, Pennington to
Xcw Yoik ,.. U.10
Cost of lotiud tilp, Philadel
phia In Xew York and ic
tuin, by this method OS
W Iripy to .Veil' Voifc and re
turn by mileage would cost.S12t.o0
Out of nil the welter of misunderstand
ing and dispute about commuters' rates
there has come one grain of comfort for
the commuter. A method has been dis
covered whereby the chap who travels
dally between New Yoik and Philadelphia
can beat "the game "
Some scores of persons make the dally
tiip between Philadelphia and New York.
A traveler who pays his way by buying
one ticket at a time pajs $4,50 for the
round trip, If he purchases mileage at
J2I.30 for the 1000 ml'es he "gets by" for
about M fpr the tilp.
But on the Heading Railway there Is
a commuters' rale from New York to
Pennington, N. J., had on the same road
there Is n commuting rate between Phila
delphia and Pennington.
Now, some wise person discovered that
he could buy 60 tides from Philadelphia to
Pennington at a total cost of $10 40 per
month. The CO rides must be used in 30
dajs. Tlie same chap discovered tt.rt he
could buy 60 rldeB between Pennington
and New York for $14.10 under the game
The wise man who made this discov
ery found that he could, by buying com
mutation from New York to Pennington
and fiom Phllndclnlil.i tn Tnr,ni,.,
piece out his transportation from Phila
delphia to New Yqrk at a total expense
to himself per day' of 3 cents, a saving
of about $3 per day.
It is Interesting to note that 30 trips
from New York to Philadelphia and re
turn would cost $120 for the commuter
who does not take advantage of this new
plnn. At S3 cents per day tho traveler
between New York and Philadelphia pays
less than one-halt a cent per mile, which
is about the same rate charged by the
Government railroads In Europe for
CHILD MAY REUNITE PARENTS
Pretty Girl Expected to Bring About
Will pretty 6-year-old Geitrude Town
coax her father and mother, who have
been separated since 1311, Into a recon
ciliation? Ever) body who saw her be
fore Vice Chancellor Learning In Cam
den today thought she would when she
waB given Into the custody of her father
pending the final disposition of habeas
corpus proceedings brought by her
Gertrude Is dark-haired and winning.
She has been living with her mother In
Atlantic City, and last December her
father, George Towne, took her. away In
an automobile. He kept her at his home
lp Moorestown and refused to give her
up. Gertrude believes she will be able
to get her parents to settle thefr difficul
ties. 244 SEEK THREE JOBS
Three examinations conducted today by
the Civil Service Commission attracted
244 applicants. For the position of as
sistant medical Inspector In the Health
Department, at $1400 a jear, there were
38 applicants; for bookkeeper, $900 to
$1200 a year, 111 applicants; for Interne
In dtp hospitals at no salary, 85 appli
cants. fore Magistrate Pennock he wore a clean
collar, a clean shave and had hi hands
Asked If he wanted work, he said, "Not
If I can avoid It." He was discharged.
Two dosen rata chased as many girl
and women at Germantown and Chelten
avenues. Many of the girls ran In the
corner drug store; others ran In the post
office and a 'few Into the Vernon Building
with the ra( It 'their heels. A policeman,
attracted by th women's serearai, was
obliged to hold hla revolver and look on.
Bvery tim h wnt to aboot, a woman
or girl ran In front ot him,
Dan McCarty. a peanut boy with on
leg. helped considerably Jn routing the
rodent. H kicked several with his
wooden leg and they jjvr squealed
Th rat arrived without warning when
a. wis T.evii iiw irvm women
Into armrttowrt vUf.
A box fell from th wlon and from it
dihel th rati. There was a geneiel
w iris, n Wjty jar m women
tatvt wit(ng earn ragardMe of
tur ere bouod aar. It is baiicvmr
that Ot" tw W tfce eeiitr of a
tiiiil h . '. t vitr a
GIRL DIES TRYING
TO PHONE FRIENDS
Continued from Page One
slit- was. Her slx-j ear-old boy, Charles,
named for his father had been cared for
by Bessie Lugar's father since she was
The lust word that reached thel.ugar
home fiom the gill was on a Christmas
card, addressed to her little son from
Jamaica, L. I., snylng sho was sorry
not to be with lilm and that (file hoped
to see him soon.
Sir. Lugar's wife died in July. When
the girl learned of her mother's death
she returned to her home, 2127 South 20th
street, and said she would keep house
for her father. She remained with him
until October and then left, saying she
wnH going to New York. From than
until Chilstmas there was no word from
her. Mr Lugar said today he had
thought his daughter was still in New
York. Silas t.ucrnr married when she was 16.
' After the marriage the couple lived with
, the T.ugars for six months and then the
) husband went to New York Finally Mrs.
j Hoed divorced hint for non-support.
jiiiiuiig uer ucquuimuiiccg .,us. jiei-u n
known as "Bessie." She was christened
According to the Chicago dispatches her
death occurcd in a jesort and was due to
alcoholism and drugs.
Reed enteicd tho University of Penn
sylvania In 1903 as n student In the biology
course, the records show. He left college
Just before his mnrrlngo In 1B0S. While
a student he lived nt 210 DeKalb squnre.
nnd gave Wjsox, Pa., as his home.
THREAT OF PHYSICAL
FORCE IN U. S. SENATE
Reed Advances on Clark, Who
Virtually Calls Him Liar in
WASHINGTON, Feb. 16,-PhysIcaI force
was threatened on the floor of the Sen
ate this nftcrnoon when Senator Clark,
of Wjomlng, virtually called Senator
Reed, of Missouri, a liar
"I coll the Senator fiom Wyoming to
order, and if he doesn't come to order
I'll bring him to order," shouted Heed,
advancing threateningly toward Clark.
Reed had Just charged that the agree
ment between the Republicans ami the
seven recalcitrant Democrats who op
posed provisions in the ship purchase bill
virtually amounted to "a caucus as bind
ing and reprehensible In every way as
nnv held by the Democrats."
"I challenge the truthfulness of that
statement," said Clark.
Cummins, who had the floor, attacking
caucus rule, smoothed out the difficulty.
Reed then pressed the bolters and,
after his accuracy had been questioned
by Hardwlck, one of the seven, It was
admitted thoro had been an agreement
that the bolting Democrats and Republi
cans would vote to send1 the ship bill to
a hostile committee.
Hardwlck, Clarke (Ark.), who made the
motion, and Vardaman agreed that
negotiations between the bolters and Re
publicans had been calrled on through
Reed asked Cummins, who had de
nounced caucuses, If he had not himself
been pledged to support the motion to
send the bill back to a hostile committee.
"There s a measure of truth In that,"
"How much?" asked Reed,
"i decline to yield further to the Sen.
ator from- Missouri," exclaimed Cummins,
"He lias violated all standards of con
duct between gentlemen by bringing that
subjem into this discussion."
RUNAWAY BOYS CAPTURED
Sergeant Jaeggers Rudely Interferes
"With Youngsters' Plan to Go West,
A geographical mistake will prevent two
Philadelphia boys from realising their
ambition to become cowboys. They are
James Hartlgan, IS years old, of 4551
Bouvler street, and Frank Meehan, 15
years, 4150 Cleveland avenue. The young
sters were captured today at Wayne
Junction by Sergeant Jaeggers, as they
were seated comfortably on the bumpers
of a wet-bound freight train, and taken
tq the Qermantown police station.
If their plana had worked right, both
boys -would have been In th neighbor
hood of Kansas by thi time.
They left home several days ago with
al the paraphernalia essential to a life
on th plains. On reaching Doyieatown
they lost considerable time In making
The boys remained there about three
days and finally hoarded a train, which
they believed to be bound westward,
Thi train topped at Wajne Junction,
and the little adventurer found that they
had made a mistake. They toon a last
look at the North Philadelphia landscape
and lumped on the west-bound freight
Just a Sergeant Jaeggers spied them.
They begged the police to let them con
tinue the trip.
MARRIES; KILLS HIMSELF
Philadelnnlan Ends Life on Father's
Farm In Jersey,
WILDWOOP. N. 3, Vtb. H.-Crnc
Watson, of Philadelphia, shot hlmsif
through the heart at th farm of hU
father. If. T. Watson, at Green Cwk.
H bad been married only three wk.
Seild hi body wa fqund thi Utter.
Dear Mother and AU-Am very
sorry tfct happened, but a very W
hapoy i w forced to do to. terglvt
mt. Oed be ou & Good-fcy
, "auoii was emptojeJ oa (U ubw hi
1 ffcilsliphl, U fr at ywrt
Richmond arc alao expected.
POOR RELIEF FUND
IS NOW $79,800
$6000 From Two Contributors
Swells Total Thomas Mit
ten, P. R. T. Head, Gives
Two large contributions, one of $1000
fioin Thomas E. Mitten, president ot the
Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company,
and the other of $5000 from a previous
heavy contributor, who Insisted on re
maining ananymous, brought the total
subscription to the $100,000 fund ot tho
Homo Relict Division of the Emergency
Aid Committee up to $79,SOO early this
Employes of P. T. Hallahan had the
distinction ot giving the largest single
eubscripllon In the morning. Their con
tribution was $75.
Among other contributions between the
opening hour today and 1:30 o'clock were
$12.75 from "The JIanns utile Ctowd;"
$12 from cmplojcs of tho Paschall post
office branch station; a 10-cent "candy
monoy" contribution from two young
girls; $30 60 from tho Memorial Church
of St. Paul, Overbrook; $2.50 from the
guardian of Lenape Campflrc, Olenolden;
$31.67 through one of tho chutes; $1 from
"The Lord's Tenth;" $15 from teachers of
tho James Martin School and $21 from
employes of the Berg Company.
A report ot the clothing department
of the Home Relief Division Issued today
showed that 69,612 garments were given
to schools, charitable Institutions and In
dividuals since November.
Twenty-five schools and 8 charitable In
stitutions were benefited by the division.
The scraps of clothing from the cutting
department were given to neciiy women,
who made them into useful articles of
wearing apparel and then sold them to
Nearly $10,000 a day for the next three
dajs must be raised by the division If he
$100,000 fund for the relief of the poor
IS to be completed. When the office was
opened this morning the totnl contribu
tions were $70,559.40, leaving $29,440.60 still
to be raised.
The entlro proceeds of the Ten nnd
Pencil Club's "Night in Bohemia" at the
Bellevue-Stratford, December io, have
been turned over to the fund. The total
was $500. This action was taken by the
board ot governors in view of the unusual
amount ot destitution In Philadelphia this
CRY FOR WORK
Continued from rage One
separate this case from the old woman's,
but the plight of age nnd youth is much
the same In times like these, when star
vation is tho common enemy.
All winter long generous citizens have
been putting their hands deep down Into
their pockets to help these unfortunates,
until the hard times should have passed
away. But they haven't passed, and as
acceptable as their contributions have
been, viewod In the light of the wholesale
unemployment, they have amounted to
nothing more than a sop to Cerberus,
Humanity demands that an additional
effort be made. The Emergency Aid Com
mittee, the Society for Organizing Char
ity end the Juvenile Workers' Bureau are
simply swamped with the hundreds of ap
plicants who must have work Imme
diately. The Kvbmiko Lbdobr and the Punt.to
LEnonn. In an endeavor to do their share
In the relief work of one of the tensest
situations with which the city has ever
been confronted, have thrown open their
columns free to these applicants, through
the employment branches of these or
ganizations, Theso unemployed folk are not the flot
sam and jetsam of the commercial world,
One glance ut their advertisements shows
that Instead they are the oeople who In
normal times form thi. backbone of our
industrial life, Men who have been for
years and year with the same firm, and
who bear letters ot the highest recom
mendation, are out ot work, Women, the
mothers of little children, are being
forced out ot their homes Into a world
which they are III equipped to face, Th
merciless drive ot necessity is respon
sible. Have S'O'I Job to give these men.
women yes, and children, too? Every
case advertised has been Investigated.
There are no drinker or loafer among
them- They are workers looking for a
chance. To put them In the way ot get
ting It would be a thing to be proud of,
a feat as worthy of commendation a
that of rescuing a drawnlnr fellowman.
For, figuratively, they are drowning In
th ea of unemployment, and It good la
to be done, they mut be rescued speedily.
RESCUE WORK AMONGGIRLS
Members of Rodeph Shajpm Sister
hood Hear Subject Discussed.
Method of rescue work among girl
In this city were discussed this afternoon
by M. Martha Falconer. uperlntendent
of the Girls' Department of the Glen
MUM School, at the regular monthly
meeting ot th Rodeph Shalom Bister
hood at the Benjamin F. Teller Memo
rial School. Broad and Jefferson street.
Mrs. Falconer old she approved of
"Billy" 8undy denunciation of drink
ing and danelng. although 7 felt that
municipally supervised dance halla would
b an excellent thing. Mrp Hnry
BerkewlU reported on the activities of
the resent WinnUI esis of the Na
tional F!r(Ulo of Mwerfeomu. waleh
JoldU a$ tad there sai t Wmi
WITH JUDGE STAAKE'S
RULING ON DISCHARGES
Majority of Minor Jud(
mary jxpress BatlSfaW
tion at Decision Curbing
Wide approval ot Magistrates, with eni
or two exceptions, today, greeted the
decision ot Judge Staake In a test can
to tho effect that one Magistrate does
not have tho authority to dlseharsS
n prisoner committed bv a .,
Htnirlolfnlk A --. ... ,,V YT,
..,,.o.".....r. .,v nan era III mo emcletlflt
dieted by Magistrate Emelv. m
This practice has been the subject oM
considerable criticism from Director ofi
Public Safety Porter, who. how.v.f a. J
..II.....1 ,.. .11...... T. ..... .... . VQ
unlit,, ,u uiecufca JUURO DiaaKe 8 UeClslon 5
Until lie hnd time to peruse a copy of It U
A dissenting note was Btruck hS
rncrlal-ntA TlVMn r. 10..I..1... u'9
"I propose to continue to hi., ,ii."
charges the some as I have been doing nl
the last 10 years, although I don't sup-i
J.UGU hid ru.-uii iarucni win nonor thtmi
now that It has been declared llleest." i,A
said. "I can't see wherein the practices
,,u,i, ii. una uceu uie custom for
years to allow one Magistrate to dlei,9-..l
a prisoner sentenced by another and IJ
tan i seo wny any .magistrate should bJ
ijichscu oy mo ruling. "a
David S. Scott, president of the Boitdl
of Magistrates, nnd Magistrates Brigss.
. v....Uv.. HiD-siinuii, nuHcny, v;arson,
Glenn. Belcher nnd Emelv nn-r uiil's
Judge Staake's ruling. Those who de-
cllned to comment are Magistrates!
Rooney, Tracy, Toughlll, Harris and3
"To say that I am pleased Is puttlnrSl
It mildly." said Maclstrato Brnit. u-i,nT:
uie eneci or. me uccision Will work both
ways, preventing a man from helping
deserving friend, it will also remove the'
stigma now resting on the Board of
Magistrates beeatiso of tho groun of hn.i
man hyenas who profit financially byi
securing the discharge of Dilsoners rAmJ
mlttcd for misdemeanors and who 6ric'.1
i,uw uiuu K""iu un iiio gouu nature or
the magistrates, if
"It will break up the gangs of ccrner,
loungers wno inrest tnc city, and the dis
orderly diameters who nro a menace te
the lives and property of the citizens ana'
who Insult girls and women on the
"I have always made it a practice not
to let such characters out. We Magis
trates tormeriy nail n pledge among our.'
nelves not to lelease prisoners committed
by other Magistrates, Only two of Us
are left. Magistrate Elsenbrown and I.
Fifteen venrs aero I tried tn hrlnr nhtii
the condition governed by Judge Staake's!;
ruling. Tho decision will help the p61lcSj
anu we enau seo mat, alter an the ad
verse criticism, the minor Judiciary Is
an institution ot Incalculable value ts
"i am delighted that tho wholesale re
lease of prisoners by Magistrates whon
cases thoy have never heard has been
abolished," said Magistrate Carson1.,
"Under tho old system tho law was held
up to ridicule. Often a man who a few,
nours uetore nau neen sentenced to tin.ij
pniintv rtrfessiri net Hffnrrlaltif t-ritiMJI
walk by his door and sneer at him, since,
ho obtained his release through another
Magistrate, who knew nothing about the
"Tho ruling will bring back again, the.
repute which the Magistrates once held.-j
was Mnglstialo Glenn's comment. "It
will have a flno effect In many wajs and
I am highly pleased with Judge Staake'sM
'Magistrate Brlggs said that liSi wu
"tlcltled to death" i
"Friends of persons who have been
committed by Magistrates In nil parts of,
the city bother me all day long to have,;
prisoners released," he said, "and sundayj
hos become the busiest day or tno weei
for us Macistrates."
"The continual offender who openly.
Rsimtg bin knowledce that a. friend will
obtain his telcose through another Maci
Istrate not familiar with tne onenoer
career, will receive hla pust punishment
through adherence to Judge maaK
rnlliiir." declared Maclatrate Pennock.
"I believe It will end the transgresslns
career of such Individuals who ore
continual source of annoyance to an
Magistrates. I think, though, that K
Magistrate should be allowed to accept1
n bona fide ball or nno miposca oy an-:
other aiagisciaie, pruvmeu, u. ,,V. f;
that the other Magistrate Is not wlthlnl
reach." , . ''
"I know of cases where circumstances,
warranted such nctlon," he said, "but In
.it , nt.c thn Maulstrnte always com
municated with his colleague before act-.;
ing. Discharging a renqw
prisoner was the exception rather ttiV
The right of Magistiates to act n such,
i,o n .lUntitert auestlon for:
n Ions time. To settle the flt'on,.
finally Magistrate Renshaw anu tne -trlct
Attorney's office arranged a test.
case, which was heard oetoro i"i
Staake. . i
,n... nn, ,iln r-hnrired with dlsorderl
condurt. wus convicted before Judgv Cars
son and fined $19 und costs. Cdnlin .re
fused to pay the fine and was commit e
to orison for 30 days. On the following
day Mnglstiato Renshaw Issued a formal
discharge for Conlln, '
... .-,-.. n.Al.. ,,nplntnf10nt of tn
... ..(. .. th Ritvlea of District!
Attorney Rotan, refused to discharge tne'
prisoner, whereupon a pomiuu "-",
nri tn .111,1 ire staake for a writ OL
habeas eorpus for Conlln. Judge Stt!
... ,.,i hi. --llnn ri amlssed tnl
petition and Conlln was remanded t!
.Tn,iir ribaIa further ruled that the
magistrate Imnoslnff sentence upon i
prisoner does not have the right tj
change It after It has once been pude
matter of record, The rights flf ',
prisoner, he pointed out, are preserrs;
by hla privilege to apply for a writ 0
NURSES VILL GO TO FRANCE
PLlladelphlans Sail pn Ship Rogsevelf
From New York Saturday,
Two Philadelphia nurse will sail on tiJ
ship Roosevelt from New York. Saturd
tnm th- w-M vnn tn toIIaVA nUTftfS WftO"J
term of six months will explr MMch 3
They are Mis Joiephlne Ainmeaa '-"'M
of the Margravo apartments, a fadu"i
of the University of Pennsylvania -
r.t'ol or,,t til.. Matilda .Tflnn McCraCKen
ubervlsor of the women'a ward at thai
Episcopal Hospital. Both are re''4
Red Cross nurses.
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House Passes State Flower Bill
HARRISBURG. Feb. 1 The H9UJ
this afternoon paed the bill designa'tari
the mountain laurel as the State ftowM
rebrusry JS. Mli II
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