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EVIONIa -LBPftKR-PHILADELPHIA," WEDNESDAY, FEBKTTABY IT, 191S;,
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Oitfzcna To Attend Session of
Councils When Committee
Acts On Loan.
KtfOB CIttZENS WILL KEEP
COUNCILS TO THANSIT PLAN
Zvtry citizen Interested In th
Taylor rapid trnnslt plan should t
tend the meeting of Common and
Select Council. In City Hall nt 3
S'cldok tomorrow afternoon.
The Flnarteo Committee Is
ptatlqetl to report tin transit loan
election ordlnancei which have
been held In committee since Jan
uary 7. ...
One ordlnanco provide for a spe
etal election In April, when the
voter will have an opportunity to
determine whether they wlh to
float a loan for transit purposes.
Th 3ther provides for a loan,
probably of $8,000,000. for transit
purposes, whioh will be submitted
to the people at the speolnl election.
The exact amount of this loan Is
still in dispute and will not be de
termined until the Subcommittee on
Finalise meets at noon tomorrow.
Representative delegations from
business organizations all over
Philadelphia are planning to be on
land and see that the members of
Councils keep their pledges;
Philadelphia's answer to the pledge of
Counolls Finance Commltteo of action
on the transit ordinances nl the regular
meeting of Councils tomor
row will be a popular dem
onstration In the Council
Chambers which Is planned
to surpass that of last
Thursday, when tho State
Senate Committee on Munic
ipal Affairs met to consider transit loan
Delegations from the same business or
ganizations which were present last
Thursday, and 'all loyal advocates of the
Tayldf transit program are preparing to
fill the galleries of both chambers and
show that tho force of popular opinion
demands that .Councils expedtto the
transit loan election.
Tho Subcommittee on Finance Is sched
uled to meet at noon tomorrow to perfect
the details of the two ordinances to be
Introduced. Tho Finance Committee will
mett immediately' afterward to make
formal Indorsement of the ordinances.
Although the subcommittee has met twice
within the last week, the amount to be
included In the loan ordinance to be In
troduced has not been definitely agreed
It Is generally understood at City Hall
that Charmtn Connelly, of the Finance
Committee, and Chairman Segcr, of tho
subcommittee, ore firm In their demand
that only $3,000,000, the amount requested
by Director Taylor, be Included in the
loqn ordinance hi order that other money
avnllnble from the personal property as
sessment may be used for other municipal
Peter E. Costello and other Councllmen
from the outlying section's of the city are
urging that W,WO,0OO. 10,000,00O, or oven
1000,00O. be given to transit In order
that work mny be begun on the north
east and northwest spurs of the proposed
elevated system at tho same time as the
wprk Is begun on tho Droad street
vTho Mc.NlchOl lieutenants on the
Mnance Committee oppose this on the
bails that scarcely sumefent money would
then be left for other needed municipal
Improvements which they have brought
lf tho front during the. transit agitation.
The advocates of the Taylor plan, while
anxious to see tho elevate'd and subway
lines pushed to an early completl6n. fear
that, a. large appropriation out -jf the
taxation based on the 'personal property
assessment might endanger t,hq passage
of the pending amendment to the State
Constitution increasing the borrowing ca
pacity from 7 to 10 per cent, for transit
ant port development.
The fno,000,000 available through the pas
ago of the pending amendment, the Tay
lor supporters fear, would be diverted to
other endB than transit and port through
tho further amendment of the pending
amendment should tho loan be made
greater than 6,OOO,0O0. This was origi
nally advocated by Senator McXIchol. but
when Director Taylor, at the hearing last
Thursday, reduced his request to 8,O0O,O3O
Senator McXIchol abandoned his opposi
tion to the passage of the amendment.
Whatever tho amount of the loan may
te, the Finance Committee Is pledged to
report the otdlnnnces tomorrow. Delega
tions from business organizations will be
on hand to see that tho pledges of Coun
cils to the people aro kept. The ordi
nances will simply be Introduced tomor
row and will He over until the next
meeting, Starch i, following the regular
councllmanlc trocedure berore they are
With the required 30 days advertising
necessary for a special election the loan
can still be submitted to the voters early
in April, And nn election at this time,
Director Taylor has pointed out. will en
able the Department of City Transit to
begin actual construction early In July.
POLICEMAN CHAICGE9 SLANDER
Special Policeman David McBeth, of the
13 th and Fine streets station, today ob
lined a capias for the arrest of Nicholas
Pennelll. 723 Christian street, who will be
made defendant In a suit for $10,000 dam
ages on the ground of slander. McBeth
arid Martin G, Lyford, also a special at
tached to the station, brought suit for
the same amount yesterday against Sam
uel Merino, iZO Dickinson street, a tailor.
The suits are the outgrowth of a. raid
on an alleged disorderly house some time
ago. McDeth charges Pennelll with de
daring that he had paid the special s:00
to avoid arrest.
Another New Haven Probe On
NJ3W YORK. Feb. 17.-The Federal
Grand Jury this afternoon began another
secret Investigation of the Xew Torlc.
N'ew Haven and- Hartford. Charles S.
Melbm. former president of (heroad, was
the first witness called.
THrJ. Annie A. Elvldge Dies
Mrs, AnnTq Amanda Elvldge, wife of
William Orant KJvidge. of Germantown.
dl4 at her home today.
Mrs, Elvldg was the daughter of the
late William, and Amanda Guyer. The
iwntral wilt be held Monday afternoon at
3 o'clock; from the residence of Sirs,
Oaerss Hudson, her daughter, ateSlocum
jlret, Mi. Airy. Interment will be at
Ivy Hill Cemetery.
Charles P. Roth Dead
Charles F. Roth, a member of St. Taul'a
Igs- No. ,SJ, V. and A- M ; United
Brotherhood of Carpnlr and Jolnera
p4 stliir organisations, an, an employe
iJ2hBtnPb t0y tf&ft funeral
jrtd & fcM on Saturdjr,ytrnoon from
aia late residence. 1S gojnfr mh street,
m tfmnt lii rernwepfewfery.
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Mary Aba Wfstar Die
Kfttr Wlstaiy a wtLknorn mem
bB (4 th Wocfety nt FJ-ds aad wifa
4 3tait WUtar. 4t4 t4ajr at Saltw,
is 1h fujrat itt H p ar ga
uhU;-, txom ;ne itinci of CU te 'Ws
tr In SJi. tiUrjtu ittll b tj
OLD "DtiMON HUM"
Continued from TK One
man stumbled to the platform w'lth the
nut bf a crutch. To him "Billy" offered
a special greeting, and the man u tnco
Seemed to bitghten as he look a teat In
the front row.
Mr. Sunday Indorsed woman suffrage,
"Every saloon Is a recruiting station for
Jails, Insane asylums, scaffolds and elec
tric chairs. If you women want to do
something great and glorious for this old
land get behind tho tempernnce move
ment, (let the right to vote. Then malto
jour vote count ngalnst this damnable
business. Don't let tho W. C T, V. do
It ulonc. Thnl's why I'm In favor of
woman suffiiiit". 'Mint's why the op
position to votes for women comes from
the saloons and breweries. That's why
I'm for woman suffrage. They know If
tho women get n chnnce they'll remember
their suffering Ouough the effects of
'boozo' and their fathers, brothers and
husbands, end they'll send the rotten
business to hell.
"A uomnn out In Colorado asked me
how to vote. 1 told her to vole for the
mnn who was against the saloon. That's
my rule In voting, t don't give a rap
I' a man Is n Democrat, a itepubtlcun or
a Socialist, or what he Is, I'm against
him If he Is for the saloon, and for him
if he Is against It."
In his attack' on legislators who lcfuied
to give the people n chance to say
whol'iier or not they want the saloon,
"Thej 're a bunch of cowards. These
pollcltlnns arc afraid to say anything
against the boozo bushier, Dut you Just
watch themj they can't fool the people
any longer. They might as well tie a
millstone around their necks and Jump
Into the river, for they'll be running
around htintln? for a Job. They're look
ing for votes nnd hell's WHltlng for.
them. It's waiting for n lot of chuich
people who vote for the saloon nnd rent
their pi open y to the saloonkeeper, too,
lieu win oe no mil or such pcopic mat
their feet will b sticking out of the
Tn his prayer the evangelist especially
asked Clod to give strength to the legis
lators who wilt back up Governor Brum
baugh. He also asked God to help the
Governor nnd to make It possible for
him to have a county local option bill
"Billy" declared that If the saloon was
eliminated from the land there would
be the grentcst revival of prosperity the
world has ever seen.
TABERNACLE JAMMED EARLV
The tabernacle was filled by 1 o'clock
and thousands were unable to gain ad
mittance. Homer Rodchcaver. Sunday's choir
leader, lad the nudience in singing the
famous antl-boozo hymn, "De Brewers'
Big Hosses Can't Run Over Me." The
women whistled and sang ns "ftodey" di
rected Many of tho popular revival songs were
sung during the preliminary services, and
Just befoie Sunday started to preach, the
audience stood and sang "Stand Up for
In opening his sermon, the evangelist
azaln paid a compliment to Philadelphia
by saying ho believed it could beat the
world In creating a religious spirit.
He next slammed the plan of D. Clar
ence Glbboney to reimburse the liquor
men when prohibition Is established.
"The saloon has no right to evlst any
place ese except In hell, and I'm doing
my best to send It there," he said. "And
this talk about reimbursing the people
In this rotten business w'ueu we tnke It
away from them Is all hot air. That's
what I think about It."
Sunday's famous "Booze, or Get on
the Water Wanon" sermon, which he
repeated today, was printed In the EVE
NING LEDGER on Monday, February 1.
SITE OF KIRKBRIDE'S
SUGGESTED FOR BIG
Business Men and Resi
dents Say Removal of
Asylum's "Chinese Wall"
Would Bring Life to Re
Suggestions that Philadelphia utilize the
Klrkbrlde's asylum property as a site for
a municipal stadium and athletic Held,
should the city acquire the ground, were
advanced today by business men situated
north of the "Chinese wall" of Klrk
brlde's. who have felt the effects of tho
blocked development resulting from the
The Klrkbrlde's property slopes Into a
depression at (6th street, thus forming
the natural ravine sought by experts In
stadium building. Easy nccess to such a
stadium by reason of the Market street
elevated and the Market street and
Ilaverford avenue surface cars was urged
as one of the advantages the site offered.
A DESIRABLE SITE.
There could hardly be a better choice
of an institution to develop the section,
the growth of which has been retarded
by the presence of Klrkbrlde's, It was
said. Municipal parks unsultid to the
staging of great games and pageants
would be appreciated by the immediate
nelghborohhod, it was pointed out. but
for the real development of West Phila
delphia a stadium capable of attracting
thousands Is the need,
A few small stores scattered along
Ilaverford avenue, from 46th to 49th
street, opposite Klrkbrlde's, tell the story
or the retarded development if tho neigh
borhood which could be remedied by plac
ing the municipal stadium on the Kirk
bride's site, Ilaverford avenue nnd the
streets running north from the "Chinese
wall," which have lagged behind, while
the rest of West Philadelphia has grown
wonderfully, would assume a new life and
activity should the stadium be built on
the Klrksbrlde's sito as Philadelphia's
X). w. Young, who has been In business
at 4513 Ilaverford avenue for nine years,
was one who expressed himself as favor
In C the location of the stadium on tho
Klrkbrlde's property after purchase by
"IT'S DEAD ALONG HERE."
"A stadium to replace Kirkbrlde'a would
do great thlnrs for this part of West
Philadelphia," Mr. Young said. "It's dead
along her and It always will be until
Klrkbrlde's la taken away. Anything Ilka
a stidlum or a placo that would attract
people would wake up the neighborhood.
Since I have been here I have seen the
sections around us grow up and develop,
but it Is always the same here. Business
is pretty dead all along the street. The
city can't move Kirkbrlde'a too aoon for
Louis Golin, of 4117 Haverford avenue,
has been In business near Kirkbrlde'a only
a year, but he knows what It dots to tho
neighborhood. "This neighborhood would
certainly wake up If they took Klrkbrlde's
away," ha said. "The- stone wall makes
th section dead."
Long acquaintance with the stone wall
and Its deterrent effects has caused In
soma a disposition to regard It as per
petuaL Benjamin Miller, of 4531 Haver
ford avenue, was one of these. He has
looked upon it each day for eight years.
I've heard befors that they will taov
Kirirsridt's and make it a park." he said.
' an 1 wane 10 OS nere when thav do. 1
but I'm about gtren un hope. This neigh- '
bMke4 needs a. ihsnge. I hoW the dty I
tjfp SSrWbrtdes thti tissa,"
ALLEGED BLACK HANDER AND CLUBMAN ACCUSER
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Albert Miller, a youth of 20 years, was arraigned in police court today on a charge of sending rt threat
ening letter to Arthur II. Lea, of 2001 Walnut street.
GOVERNOR DEFERS NAMING 1
JUDGE KINSEVS SUCCESSOR !
Will Not Make Appointment During
Recess of Legislature.
Governor Brumbaugh will not (111 the
vacancy on Common Pleas Bench of
Philadelphia, caused by the death of
John L. Kinsey, until after the Legis
lature reconvenes on March 1. This has
been decided upon following last night's
conference and talks today with Senators
Vary and McNIchol.
Opposition to the appointment of Wil
liam 11. Shoemaker, president of the
Board of Viewers and n pcisoual friend
of the Governor, has caused the delay.
Senator McNIchol Is urging the Governor
to nppolnt Thomas D. Flnletter, one of
the five Judges who were ruled out or
office when the five Judges act was de
clared unconstitutional. Attorney Gen
eral Brown Is also urging the appointment
The Governor piobably nil! niul.c a
personal appointment, notwithstanding the
pressure that Is being brought to bear,
and It Is generally understood that the
man the Governor names will have the
support of tho Organization leaders at
the polls next November.
HITS BKOTHEIl Vt IT II A.N A street, notified Detective Captain Cam
Frank Dolze, of 1693 South 9th street, i eron Inst Monday thut he had re
Camden. ii In the Homeopathic Hospital j eclved a threatening letter with a black
of that city with a fractured skull, and huud marked out on It. This told him
his brother, Rocco Dolze, of 900 Central I that unlesa he met the writer at 13th and
avenue, enmuen. Is locked un. chaniod
with hitting him over the head with an
ax. The hrothero got into 11 fight at
1863 South 9th street early this morning,
when Frank struck his wife, according to
the police, because she refused to go
home. Rocco Intervened, and In the argu
ment that followed Is accused of striking
Frank with an ax.
$25 Fine for Burning Horse's Legs
NORRISTOWN, Pa., Feb. 17.-Found
guilty of burning the hair off a horse's
legs, E. W. Sands, of Enlleld, Spring
field township, was fined j:3 by Magis
trate Lenhart, of Norrlstown, and le
fatnllv. and Is father cmwfyp cmfwyppjj
quired to pay 17.50 costs.
House Adjourns to March 1
IMRHISBURG. Feb. 17.-The House
adjourned al 11:30 until 9 p. m. Match 1,
the Senate navlug last night adjourned
to the same date.
Many things have happened to decrease
the love which "William Person had for
his wife, Martha, He didn't mind It bo
much, he said, when she refused to give
him meals for itveral days; nor did he
complain when she took his clothes to
i,i- mother's. But when Bhs also took
his bast shoes while he slept and made
It necessary for him to dig an old pair
out of tho ashes in order to go out and
buy a new pair why, then he "got kind
o' angry." Person is regarded as a quiet
negro by his friends In Germantown,
although h admitted today that he had
"a latent temper."
After considering matters he decided tn
move out or nts nome, at oi norwoou
street, whether his wife wanted to move
or not She made It plain that she
didn't, and, according to William, she
smashed everything he tried to move
and threw things at him generally.
When the Persons faced Magistrate
Fennock Martha, said the "sltchuashun
wuz Jls de dlrec' opposite." She declared
that William started to remove the fur-,
nlture, and when she tried to save
things that belonged to her he struck
her with a hammer. Regarding tho food.
less meals, which William complained of,
Martha, said that he never gave her any
money, and, not being a magician, she
could not provide a banquet every day
In tho week. William maintained that ho
-gave her all of his "Itben dollahs a week
evra. week," and further asserted that he
'nevab, law nuttin fer It."
They reviewed their past romance at
length and the Magistrate added a con
cluding chapter by holding- William in
The appearance of Urge number of
whlte-ahlrted and white-collared Italians
In th niahbohood of 6th and n.in.
bridge, streets has aroused the suspicion
of the poliee. ItU little more than
I comswueace, ay coniena, when ,tha
YOUTH OF 20 TRAPPED
AS A BLACK HANDER
Detective Disguised as Intend
ed Victim Arrests Alleged
Writer of Letter.
A '20-i ear-old outh, accused of having
sent a Black Hand letter threatening to
dynamlto the home of Arthur 11. Lea, of
2001 Walnut street, was trapped at 2
o'clock this morning at 13th and Alnrket
.streets by a detective disguised to Im
personate a society and club man.
The prisoner Is Albert Miller, of SI3
N'oilh Fraul. lln street. He was arraigned
at Central police station before Magis
trate Renshaw and held In jZGOQ ball for
n further hearing. Last year Miller
was nnested on a charge of highway
robbery, the police say, nnd from clip
pings found In his pockets he Is be
lieved to have been Implicated In a recent
mlooii hold-up In West Philadelphia and
In a taxlcab
hold-up In ?orlh College
Lea, who Is a widely known society and
club man and a member of the publishing
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Mar..et streets at 1:30 o'clock this morn
Ing with 00 his home would bo dyna
Detective 'William Callahan donned a
wig early this morning, powdered his
mustache and dressed himself otherwise
to Impersonate Lea. Then ho waited at
tho corner designated, with Detective Wil
liam Muhoney lurking nearby.
At -' o'clock, the detectives say. Miller
approached and said to Callahan:
"Ate you Mr. Lea?"
"Yes," said the detective.
"Well, I'm here after that money,"
Callahan said he wanted his secretary
to witness tho transaction, nnd sum
moned Mahonoy. Then Miller was ar
rested. When tho man was questioned by the
detectives about the clippings of the taxi
cab hold-up he said he had been to a
theatre that evening. He could not ac
count for the time Immediately after
the play, however, and tho police believe
he had something to do with the hold-up
sartorial improvement happens a few
hours after the laundry of Willie Ylnd at
714 South 6th street has been robbed,
Investigation shows that the robbery
was tho work of a novice, but ho man.
aged to get away with two dozen nlco
white shirts, three don collars and
It was learned by the police that an
Ita Ian bootblack had a birthday party
and the number of guests almost tallied
with the number of missing shirts. Two
of the guests, who wore white shirts nt
the celebration, wero taken to the d
and Christian streets station, but they
proved that they possessed the shirts
prior to the time of the robbery. The
uunmutvii oicuino. nowever, are deter
mined to capture the guilty person, and
any man who looks as though he la not
used to a white shirt will be arrested
A very beautiful dish of Oriental design
skimmed by the head of Policeman Hall
tree as he passed 439 Bristol street It
had barely arrived when numerous other
dishes, Including a Urge dinner Plate
cracked against a fence over his head'
Looking up at a window of the address
mentioned, the epp saw that a Negress
was using him for a shooting gallery He
made for the door amid a fusillade of
dishes, pans and other objects.
On the second floor he captured the
commander of the fortress, who proved
to ba Miriam Johnson. As th house wis
virtually abandoned, except or Miriam
an4 the- dishes, Halltrea asked her to
accompany hlra to Jail. Sba refused
There was a wrestling; match and
Miriam's screams attracted Rastus Tip
pin, who lived nearby. But lie knew that
Miriam, was In the wrong, and after
quieting her, he carried her1'piggy back"
to the Trenton avenue and Dauphin etreat
station She was tent to the House of
'FOILED BY PHONE." OH
"HOW HE ESCAPED JAIL"
Tobacco Salesman, Who Failed to Get
Loot, Not Prosecuted.
Beeauro his Intended victims did not
permit hlni to steal $86 worth of tobacco
yeslciday, George Fitzgornld, 23 years old,
of 1722 Atch street, formerly n tobacco
salesman, eweaped committing the crime
and was discharged from custody nt the
22d and "Winter streets police station to
day. Fltzgorald jestcnlay, by telephone, or
dered $88 worth pf tobacco, cigars nnd
cigarettes fiom Baring & Co., at S131 Mar
ket street, and oidertd tho lot delivered
to Andrew W. Reed, at 46th and Market
strectsi Ho snld that ho was Mr. Reed.
Tho wholesaler called Mr. Reed Up on
the telcphono and he replied to ftn Inquiry
that he had not given tho order. Tho
police of the -1st. district were notified.
Thev obtained a wagon, loaded It with
empty tobacco boxes, and followed It as It
was being driven to 46th and Market
At that place Fitzgerald met the wagon,
told the driver that he was Mr. Reed and
ordered htm to drive the wagon further
on. At 46th and Hamilton streets Fitzger
ald met Daniel Dunn, whom ho hired to
canvass for him. The two Jumped Into
the wagon, and at 46th and Haverford
streets the detectives arrested Fitzgerald.
In court this morning the complainants
did not prosecute Fitzgerald, because he
had got nothing, so the prisoner, after
promising to pay Dunn for the day's
work, was discharged,
ELOPERS WIN FORGIVENESS
Parental Pardon Follows Announce
ment of Marriage.
A meeting at a dance two years ago
and tho romance following It culminated
In a runaway man (age und parental for
giveness for Miss Ethel M. Jarman, 13
years old, a stenographer, and Albert II.
Compton, 26 years old, a motorcar sales
man. The marriage was announced to
day. The couple, fearing objection from the
bride's parents, eloped to Baltimore
Thursday, where they were married by
the Rev. W. A. Ways. They spent their
honeymoon In 'Washington, after tele
graphing that they wero married, and
returned to this city yesterday. The bride
is the daughter of Washington Jarman.
2.232 Page stteet. and tho bridegroom Is
a Callfornlan. They will live at 2007 Dla
HASTENS TO INJURED SON
A fast express Is carrying Mrs. William
R. Winters, of Chestnut HIM, to Kingston,
Canada, where her son, Vivian, Is suffer
ing serious Injuries received yesterday.
Word was received by Mrs. Winters at
her home In West Mermaid Lane that her
eon had met wl(h an accident and was
badly hurt, but there were no details
concerning his Injuries.
She left on the first train today, Vivian
Winters, who Is 20 years old. Is attending
the Royal Military Academy. He was
graduated from the Northeast High
School, in this city. His father. Colonel
William R. Winters, Is attached to the
British Army and la stationed In the Ber
mudas. "A. D." Adds $250 to Relief Fund
Another contribution has been received
by the Camden Citizens' Relief Associa
tion from "A. D.," bringing his total up
to 1760. This time the unknown con
tributor sent a check for 2W, but an at
tempt to ascertain his Identity by meana
of the checks has been unsuccessful. In
a letter containing the offering "A. D."
said that he was able to bask In the aun
dawn South and did not want his former
friends and neighbors to suffer. The as
sociation has also received flOO from the
Police Beneficial Association. Next Sat
urday, Sunday and Monday will bo self
sacrifice days, plans for which will be
considered today by tho association.
BOY SERIOUSLY BURNED
Walter Coeluls. 17 years old, of 2513
Harold street. Is In the Woman's Homeo
pathic Hospital with serious burn on th
face. Ha was lighting a fire In the fur
nace at the store of th William Sutler
Company, 15th and Dauphin streets, a.
a o'clock this afternoon, and poured coal
oil on It. This blazed up Into his fsee.
burning him badly. His Injuries were
dressed at the hospital
New Ylceroy for Ireland
DUBLIN, Ireland. eb. l7.Lord Wlm
borne today aueceeded th Earl of Aber
deen as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. The
new Viceroy U a ouln of Winston
SPREAD WIDE NET FOR
MEDIA JEWEL THIEF
Modern "Jimmy" Valentine
Looms Up in Robbery of
Richards Gems. .
Detectives nhd police throughout the
country are today searching for a cracks
man of International fame, 0110 who hs
figured In uomo of the cleverest burglaries
on record, and who, It Is believed, Ii the
one wlio robbed tha home of George F.
Richards, in the Red Bridge Farm road,
obta'nlng gems valued dt more than JTOOO.
Mr. Rhhards, this htornlng, through the
Burns Detectlvfl Agency, offered n re
ward of 1500 for Information that will lead
to the apprehension or the man.
The small safe In the linen closet, lo
cated within a few feot of Mts. Richards'
bedroom,' nnd which contained tho Jewels,
was securely locked on the night of the
robbery, Saturday. It Is nlro certain that
the big Bafa In the hallway, which con
tained much valuable silverware, was also
locked. Tho combinations on these two
safes were so carefully, and apparently
easily, "sprung" that not a mark was
left on lite safe. Not even a finger print.
13. O. Conkllng, manager of the William
.1 Burns National Dotectlvo Agency: De
tective O'Toole, of Chester, nnd the police
examined every Inch of the house yester
day. Tho thief was well acquainted with
tho place. IIo had studied tho house with
minute care. These facts are certain
from the manner In which he walked
straight to the little, out-of-the-way linen
ftoset, "sprung" tho safe nnd took only
the pick of boxes full of valuable Jewels.
How tho mnn got Into the place previous
to the robbery to study the place has not
been definitely established. He may have
done so ns a domestic or ns a carpenter,
the authorities think.
Detective Conkllng said this morlilns
that he hn every reason to believe that
tho man who looted the Richards house
Is one who Is known the world over ns a
modern "Jimmy" Valentine. Ho hns been
Implicated In numerous "big dcalB," but
so cleverly did he work thnt It was al
ways Impossible to obtain his conviction.
Of easy nppearonco, smooth tongue and
n pleasing bearing, he found no trouble
gaining entrance to the best homca In
tho country ns nn employe.
JUDGE HALTS RETRIAL
OF DAMAGE SUIT
Jurors Admit Having Talked
About Case. Against Rapid
A rettlal of n daiiinsc suit In which the
plaintiff, a woman, obtained n verdict of
?3000 ngalnst the Philadelphia Rapid
Transit Company In her first trial was
tnken away fiom n Jury today by Judge
Stnako In Court of Common Pleas No. 6
and continued until the Murch term be
cause Jurors had been dlscusBlng tho case.
The trial abruptly halted today was de
cided upon by the coutt on the ground
that Inflammatory and biased accounts of,
the first trial In the News-Post, a news
paper since suspended, hod prejudiced tho
Jury and had prevented a fair and Im
Tho complainant Is Rohc G. Rogers, of
47th street nnd Woodland avenue. She
was wheeled Into tho court room In nn
Invalid's chair at both the first trial and
the one halted today. Mies Rogers as
Bcrta that she Is In a helpless condition
as the result of a collision between sub-,
vny cars In November, 1911,
Attorneys for the Trnnslt Company havo
contended nil along that tho woman s
present condition Is not wholly attribut
able, to the accident. They admit liability
to damago for the Injuries Incurred by
her In the collision.
William M. Eubele. of 130 South 51th
street, a membor of the panel of GO
Jurors summoned for service In the court,
but not himself serving on the 12 hear
ing the Rogers case, was called to the
bar today and questioned by Judge Staako
relative to reports that he had been talk
ing to other members .of the panel about
the case. Ho said he had intended no
Lnyton M. Schoch, representing the
tranwlt company, then said that the talk
was not restricted to Jurors' not serving
In tho 1! hearing the case, and Judge
Stuake questioned tho Jurymen. Two ot
them, William Gessner, tho foreman, and
Arthur F, Garrcn, Sr., admitted having
spokerj to Ucbcle In the corridor outsida
tho court room, Nothing was Bald, sj
far ns 'could be learned, to any member
of the 12 men hearing the case about
the probable disposition of it, but Jutlg
Staako decided to continue the case for
"FULL CREW LAW COSTS
P. K. It. $900,000 A YEAR"
J. C. Johnson Denounces Measure Be
foro Poor Richard Club.
Obedience to the requirements of the
"Full Crew Law." according to J. c.
Johnson, superintendent of the telegraph
lines of the Pennsylvania Railroad, has
resulted In a J9O0.O0O yearly expense to
the company, Mr. Johnson spoke today
before tho members of tho Poor Richard
Club at their weekly luncheon.
He said that the railroads now conduct
ing a publicity campaign against the law
had been forced to do so because they
had ascertained that SO per cent, of the
members of the Legislature last fall
pledged themselves against the repeal of
the law. Then the railroads decided that
the education of the voting public was
the only means of getting a Legislature
that would look at the subject from an
This law waa originally the result of
the efforts of tha brotherhood of Rail
road Trainmen," said Mr, Johnson,
"which endeavored to win over the four
other railroad labor unions, but failed. It
Is the B. R. T. that benefits by the law,
because it puts Into employment nearly
twice as many men as were on the trains
before. The other organizations and the
many Independent railroad employes have
recently started on their own Initiative a
petition to the Governor and Legislature
to repeal the bill, and have thus far se
cured 0,000 names."
MAKES HIS DEATH CERTAIN
Man Ties Noobo About Neck and Then
NORRISTOWN, Pa., Feb. I7.-IIarry
Yeager, 8 years old, today committed suU
ctde at Ms home In Limerick by shooting
himself; through the head.
To make death certain, Yeager climbed
a tree In his yard, placed a noose about
his neck and then fired the shot. Ills
body was fpund by his daughter, who
was overcome by fright.
Honor Memory of Mrs. T. W. Birney
Tribute was paid to the memory of tho
late Mm. Theodore W Birney at Fouud.
era' Day celebration of tho Pennsylvania
Congress of Mothers, which waa held to
day at tha headquarters of the College
Club, 1303 Spruce street, in addition to
addresses by members of the executive
board, there were musical selections by
Miss Ruth Barber. Miss Camilla Plas
sebasrt and Mrs. Albert V. Schmidt, of
tha Philadelphia Music flub.
AGAINST SHIP BILL
PASSED BY HOUi
Lodge, Republican, of jla
sacnusetts, and Hard!
wick, Democrat, of GeorJ
gia, Fail to Muddle Si'i
uation on Compromised
Kenyon, Norns and La Fofa
lctte, Independent RepulS
ncans. Align Themaelvtf
With Friends of AdministVl
WASHINGTON, Feb. 17,-Senator UfM
made this afternoon's first effort to miiVl
tint,;; a: .m f..7,T"M ln a
feoteil III hla Initial (i-m. WM "i
When the measure nrrlved from nil
lower branch, whoro It had been M.!H
enrlv this mornlnir liv n vt ,'.. IrSI
Senator Fletcher, lender of lis su'pDotKriS
moved in tltcmtrr,.., witu !.- .01
lives nnd to nrmolin rniir.r... , .!?.' .AS
matter, an Important step toward tuScI
Lodge undertook to split this prowS
union nun nt least two motion fnVI
debnto nnd votes. Thn ni,.,!,. ....,',.'51
Fletcher nnd Ledge nppcnled from Itf
decision, A motion was made to Will
this nnnril hi- lni.ln It .. .1.. ..; ni!
on a Vntn thn mnMrm ,ut.,-l.l in , .. f.
Kenyan, Norrli nnd Ln Folictie vol
With the Democrats. ,01
One of tho bolters, Hardwlck, thtn mm?
- . ,.io nun me noma amend
ments. htit wlih nn oui...i "'"i,
which would l,v mA- .i"mLn.,ne8i
purely temporary, ending aovernmnf'
... ""' "- "lu oi iwo years.
Th s wan ilofpnto.l n i n
Tile naSnaErn nt thn rnmn,nMl.. . $
In the House shortly after 1 o'clock thr.'
v., . ." -""'"" " iiihiii 01 noisy aimot
rollicking tnctlcs-In which Speaker ClaVli'
at ono time warned: er v.ia
'The House will bo In order. This 'if
neither a beer garden nor a vauflevllli
Democrats led their Renuhllrari t,,.,i,.13
(i 111-rrv ohnsc. After each rollcall'
disappeared, only to come trooping liS
again when ho again delayed the game br''
nnnlhpi- nail m '..7
..... ..... ..
RnOpellH llniirttlnn- !.. T!...-,.. ... .
cheered hilariously. Telling points bj'Aal
rtlltileffAtlnn rAA. . . . ' "uJi
V.ii , .., . "" were greeted glti.'J
....1... u in mi, nuuao seemed io be ins
extreme v irht vln '"!
Renuhlirmiti vntmt nn ,... , .. -J
bill. Nineteen Democrats stood wllhl
41ini n4 flam n .... 1 1 . ... ' ""JO
I... . iu me i-rugi-castves joined the Aa".1
The recalcitrant Democrats were:
The Pro?rpR.qlvA u.i,n ,.A u i..i. ....'
- . - .- . ..- ..,,w n,. ,v lllta ,uo
I'"', uio ua loiiows; , ,,
Itrvan T.rf.-,.. . .-,.- "If
Kelly" MaYDonaM 't'n":l'-
STEAL SHIRTWAISTS AND AUTol
Thieves Display Versatility in Thcirl
Thieves forced open tho door of Uhl
shirtwaist factory of I., Shutlboln, 1C273
Ridge avenue, early today and stolij
wnisia valued at jtio.Ba. 's
An automobile belonc-inc in 'i-i m...-
Raltd. of 1611 North 17th Htront ivnn.li.;J
last evening, which was left In front otil
iem Arnn.. .. ..1 ... ..... la
wiw KHiaici on cut, wuurc no was yisnicrs
To Tabulate List of Drunkards ,x
l'LEASANTVILLE, N. J., Feb. J7.-
"bonrd of protectors" lias been appointed!
by Councils, whose duty It rIII be tol
compile a list of haWti.al drunkards otg
ilia Imvn TtiA ..Innnl.anA,, ,. Ill 11.2.3
i.tw v.t... - ... wwim,,,,,,.,'.-.!, "lit IIICUH
bo warned not to sell any more llquflrl
to these persons. The appointment ofj
the new board Is In accordance wlth'il
recent act or the Legislature.
Cadets Routed by Dormitory Fire ,
.IA.MKSTOWN, N. V., Fob, 17.-Tlul
main buildings nnd dormitories of thj
Chamberlain Military Instituto at Bang
dolph were destroyed by (Ire early today
Thlrty-flvo cadets, asleep in tile dorml?
tories when thn Arc broke out. escspid,!
but many lost their personal effects. Ttty
loss was $75,009.
Bomb Explosion Causes Panic
NEW YORK. Feb. 17,-Another ten
ment house bomb outrage took place earr
today when an explosion unroofed tin
bu Id nr at 323 East 4Sth street, badly m-
Jurcd ono tenant and caused Si famlllwj
to flee panic-stricken into the ktrett.'
American Cotton Ship Safe
AMSTERDAM, Feb. 17.-The stesnuhlpl
Luckenbach, flying tho American lisy
and laden with cotton, arrived at Ymuw
den, Holland, on Saturday, accorautf
to n dispatch received from there todays
n,ial,TvnTnv X'.S tT
For Eastern Pennsylvania and Nl
T ...... TOl ...I.I., n-.,t frlt.flflV! tJOEl
much change In temperature; moaersttl
norm viinua. r
T Int., ..In. n. ...... A nl.nV Dl, AtlSfltu
coast yesterday, with snow flurries 'W
portions or eastern v-imu. -
weather prevails this morning 'rom,5i
Rocky Mountains eabtward, with IJJJJ
local rains along tho Pacific coast, TM
T.-, 1.-1 .1.- .......... la hVAr3
by an area of high barometer, with im
crest over i.aKe, iiuron mi iuuhi' u
has caused ft moderate decrease In M
peraiure ai most, pmces ctwi v "'rrjgs
slaslppl Jltver ana seasonaots wwii
prevail, except lor a susiii miiaw
the Quit States. A warmer area J i
ins in ironi ua jar vci. j
TT WpMher Bureau Bulletin'
wf ir -- a
1h following table shows in hs 't-rai
dhlo.n. throughout !? ffiWfoXEi!i
rCPOl i-1 VV WMIUJH 4Vtt. - v j
..ll a. m. InfllVt I JU
int. nm. viiac .i
Bt.tlon, a.m. B'l. felt Wind. lr HK2i
A.hl!na T Ml 44
Atianiio City .. aa 82
nismarck. N. D. ta 1ft
itotton. iUiJ. .. 31 M
Hi Wain XI. V... 2li I'll
NW IO Clurj
Chicago, III. ... S 2
Clevofind, p. ., 2a &
Ds Moines, la. U J
Detroit. Mich. .. M S
Duluth, Minn. .. J8 U
Oalveitoa, Tex . i
natural. N. C 4J
lUlena, Mont.... 82 ?2
iiuron? 6. P. .. 2 I
acWsonvlll-rPU. ft? W
ttnui City, Mo. 40 V
lAMilsviiie, ky... as aa
iUmphU, Tenn.. 3 3a
.JS NE 84 Qwa
, M, .
8 ur !
New York. ... , . ?t ai
N Platte. Nb. 3Z 3
Oklahoma, Okla. i
4 M .vvt-
Phoanlx. Arl ... M W
Piu.bunh. Pi.. HO 3
PortUnd; Me. . . S
t-oriii, ' 3 -.
. Louis. Mo... 5l 8
g.it LW. L'ua It
fc'ltt Francisco . 51
bcrantoa. r . 80
WaiiU)ita . . .
t . s SO cg
7 vn 1ft l'I9l
?i w 1 cki
si 8., J? l!&
Ss ri sw n &