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EVENING LEftGER:i?Hi:LAPELf5rA,) FRIDAY, APRIL' 30, 1915:
i ywgiysnjaaMf gn "w nwij
NEW FIGHT ON
Proposal to . Borrow
, $6,000,000 to Start
I Taylor Indorsed.
Director, Backed Now by Un
precedented Mujority Vote,
to Kenow Battlo With Coun
cils for Delivery Loop, Vital
Feature of Speed Program.
Philadelphia today stands committed to
the, prompt construction of the high
speed system planned by Di
rector Taylor, of the. Depart
ment of City Transit. By a
fvoto of nearly 10 to 1 the
electors yesterday gave their
Indorsement to real rapid
transit for this city. They approved the
$5,000,000 loan to start work on the com
prehensive plans and only a few formali
ties must bo observed by Councils before
actual construction can be begun on the
Broad, street subway and the Frankford
The -vote, for tho loan was 53,832; against,
8TT2. Each of the 48 wards f,nve an over
whelming majority for the loan with the
exception of the 20th, David II. Lano's
ward, where tho vote was 1213 for and
1876 against. The greatest majority was
In the 6th Ward, where the vote was-) al
most 100 to 1 for the loan.
TAYLOR- CONGRATULATES PEOPLC.
Director Taylor today Issued a formal
statement congratulating the people upon
their action at tho polls yesterday and
commending the Philadelphia newspapers
for the part they played In the transit
"Phlladelphlans yesterday demonstrated
their ability to take up and dispose of
an Important business proposition In an
Intelligent and buslness-liko manner.
"Party lines were disregarded and the
people- lined up almost unanimously In
favor of tho establishment of the much
needed, transit facilities which will bring
broad benefits to the city and to every
"The people of other cities, which are
confronted with similar development
problems, should find much encourage
ment In the demonstration of broad
minded business ability exhibited jester
day by Phlladelphlani In their disposition
of the transit question.
"The owners of newspapers in such
cities should realize and utilize their
power In aid of municipal developments,
for they can see the splendid results
accomplished by a united press In Phila
delphia which has worked consistently
and persistently In the Interest of the
"The people of Philadelphia are greatly
Indebted to their newspapers for they
have kept them fully and Intelligently
Informed with relation to every phase of
the transit problem."
When-the final .result was known last
night. Mayor "Blarikenburs and Director
Taylor "Immediately expressed gratifica
tion and State Senator Edwin H. Vare
. oundtf-a-call for - all . ctttze'ns jto Join
rorces Harmoniously and work together
for the best interests of Philadelphia In
mikihff rapid transit an earyceallty, . 1
xne passage of the loan places tho city
fn a position to begin work on the Taylor
transit plans as soon as Councils have
passed enabling ordinances, authorized
tho issuance of the loan and designated
where the work Bhall be begun. This
routine can be performed Immediately, so
that the contracts can be let early In July.
Tho Board of Judges will meet at noon
tomorrow and determine when the of
ficial count of the votes shall be begun
and fn which court the work shall be
done. It is likely that It will be agred to
begin the work the first of next week In
order to make possible the official certifi
cation of the loan vote before Councils
meet on Thursday of next week.
FI3HT FOR DELIVEBT LOOP.
Ev?ry effort will now be mads to have
Councils Include the subway delivery loop
In the plans for the- Broad Btreet tube
before the contracts are let. The Depart
ment of City Transit and the Committee
of 1000 are preparing voluminous data to
show that the delivery loop Is not only
b. necsslty, but that It Ja the key to the
The results of the election yesterday
called forth expressions of approval from
Administration and Organization leaders
Mayor Blankenburg said: "I am pleased
with the largo proportion of the vote In
favor of the loan bill, but I am surprised
that more citizens did not cast their bal
Senator James T. McNIchol said: "It
passed? didn't It? Every true citizen of
Philadelphia should be gratified with the
Congressman William B. Vare said:
"My section of the city. South Philadel
phia, -hsU'very good transit facilities,
. but the citizens realize they should work
for the good of all Philadelphia, so they
turned out and voted for the loan.".
Stale Senator Edwin H. Vare said;
"Nomt lhat the citizens have passed
favorably on the loan bill, I would like
to see every one Join hands and work
for the best interests of Philadelphia on
the rapid-transit situation."
In the three wards In which council-
manic vacancies were to be filled the
Republican candidates were victorious.
The small vote for the Independent can
didates gave further proof of the dis
integration of the Bull Moose party.
In the 25th Ward Mark Fleming, He
publican, unopposed, received 2290 yotes.
He succeeds former Common Council
man William M. Hacbett, who resigned
to enter -the State Legislature. His
term would ttav expired this fall.
In the STtb, Ward, West Philadelphia.
John P Dugan. Republican, was elected
by a vote of 1820 against 3J4 for James
a, Stoveli, Washington party candidate.
The vacancy hero was caused by the
resignation of former Select Councilman
Edward W Fatton, who was elected to
the SUte Senate. This place will be
Ailed again in the fall election.
In the 38th "Ward, formerly an Inde
pendent ward, James E. Walh, Repub.
llen, waa elected over Charles 6, Wood,
Washington party nominee, by a vote of
34l to WS The vacancy here waa
eamwd by the death of Select Counail.
tns.n Albert at Pe Prefontaine, and the
GeuneUroan chosen yesterday will serve
Tierdays vote waa a. trifle smaller
than the usual loan vote, but the major
Ity m favor of the loan was the largest
r cast here In, 1913, the Joan vote waa
M, SCO, n 1312, 11T.S15, tQ 3RSS?, and
in vlx, se.ui xo ,(. gwya lily more
tktwt B4httd of the fUBfjj!,eH(-lBl!- to
ot yetr4y went
UMftrt the overwhe!
favor fif the loan, tho belief Is current
jomkl circles, that the obstructionists In
t gtutciJs will now renew the policy of de
;. ttiat i.fcarctertzd their attitude to
wMtf rspi4 traiiiit when lb onliqne
wms flrat utroluc,l jgtQ Council.
8- swtwwjim m a, tea iwMtlaiii ac
t,j on tfce o:'Jijiks that will make, th
az'iutr HJtitsMz ifce fa$ of transit wt4
tie in mummit rwjes mtrvn, q.
tun mm winS riMt smgtam MM
BMALb TRANB1T VOtE
REGRETTED BY MAYOR
Commenting on the transit loan
vote, Mayor Rlankenburg tMs after
"The loan has passed, tut unfor'
tunately by a very small total vote.
I say Unfortunately because it seems
from the small size of the vote polled
that the people of Philadelphia are
not olive to tho importance of the
transit projict which directly con
cerns them and which involves the
expenditure of over teo.000,000. Out
of the total voting population of at
least 50,000 in Philadelphia only
about 05,000 went to the polls to de
clare their stand on the matter. It
is a lamentable lack of interest,
"Of course it is gratifying to see
from the total vote cast that the
project was approved by virtually a
ten-to-one vote. It Is a strong In
dorsement of transit from those cit
izens who went to the polls.
"It Is mow up to Councils tn de
cide hoto soon the transit construc
tion 7nai be put under tcay. It'c of
the Administration have our own
ideas what may be done, but of that
I do not care to speak. That is, of
course, in the hands of Director
Taylor, who has all the facts and
plans at his finger ends.
"I hope that Councils will earn
estly co-operate with the Adminis
tration and that work on the transit
system may be begun at the earliest
the beginning of the next administration.
At tho same time this will make tho
$DO,O0O spent for the election yesterday
money wasted, since the postponement of
approval of the loan until the November
election would not have delayed the ac
tual beginning of construction work be
It has boen suggested that Councils to
accomplish more delay may take advan
tage of the clause In tho 1907 ngreement
with the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Com
pany 'providing that this company must
be given 80 days' notice to agree to the
construction of new lines The 90-day
option begins from tho time Councils au
thorize the appropriation to begin work
LIGHTNING FIRES BIG
TANK AT POINT BREEZE
Explosion Follows and Other
Receptacles Burn, Causing
Fire started by lightning threatened tho
Point Breeze plant of the Atlantic Refin
ing, Company early today and did $75,000
damage to property of the United Gas
Improvement Company. It was extin
guished only after four alarms had been
sent In and every engine In the southern
section of tho city, with many from up
town, had responded.
Several firomen were overcome by the
gas fumes. All were treated by ambu
lance surgeons on the scene, and none
was sent to a hospital. The blaze started
nt 12.30 o'clock. Lightning struck a big
tank filled with coal tar, causing a deaf
ening explosion. Three other explosions
followed tn rapid succession, and that
many additional tanks were Ignited or
struck by lightning.
All the police boatn In the Schuylkill
wver neipea to ngnt tne tiro and a short
time after It started a dozen heavy
'streams of water were being dlrectel
against the blazing tanks. Flames sh.'t
several hundred feet Into tho air, but
the smoke was so black and heavy that
firemen were forced to work In almost
The result was that they stumbled all
about the big U. G. I. plant seeking
vantage points. Tho wind blew the
flames toward the long stretches of
meadow and this probably prevented both
plants being destroyed. Numerous engine
companies were told off to direct streams
of water against nearby tanks to keep
them from Igniting.
Three hours after the first explosion the
firemen, by desperate work, had the
flames under control, They continued
pouring water Into the redhot tanks,
howover, until daybreak. The Atlantic
Refining Company sufferedi no loss, fire
men keeping the flames from spreading
to enormous naphtha and oil tanks a
short distance from the blazing gas and
coal tar receptacles.
No Bad Odors on Proposed Site
Abattoirs and Btables at 30th and Race
streets do not cause odors that would
make 21th and Market streets an unde
sirable site for Convention Hall, accord
ing to Inspectors of the Department of
Health and Charities. The Allied Bus
iness Men's Committee asked the Health
Department to Investigate the charges
made by Select Councilman Louis Hutt
at the open hearing on the Convention
Hall site that abattoirs and stables ad
jacent to the central site send objection
able odors over the surrounding com
The Musketeers of Kensington, organ
ized for the elimination of policemen,
have fallen far short of their aim. Un
like the chivalrous swashbucklers made
famous by Dumas, these local warriors
terrorized the community, especially In
the neighborhood of Hart's lane and Ken
sington avenue, and ran things to suit
Ardent awalns, who passed with cling
ing' sweethearts, were obliged to listen
to unkind comment. Youths whose sar
torial effects excelled those of the Mui-
keteers were greeted with Jibes, and
sometimes Jabs, from the corner critics,
who regarded themselves as connoisseurs
of everything In general.
Cops were laughed and Jeered at until
Policeman Hal be came along.
A shout of derision went up when they
saw him approach their rendezvous.
Their laughter Inoreaied a he "sized
"Move!" said Halbe.
All four Musketeers closed In on the cop
and he backed against the wall. Dawn to
the curb and back again went the com
batant. The air was full of fists, but
those of th policeman landed the often-
est. and ne oaiierea tne Musneteerp until
three of them Uy tn various attitudes of
dejection on the sidewalk. The other,
WUllaia Thomas, retreated. The cop
gathered up the terrible trio and shipped
all. to the police station. Later h found
Thomas at bis home, mi Oranibacfc
When ths damared Musketeers wera
lined up before Magistrate Campbell at
the Front and Westmoreland streets sta
tion they wr extremely reticent Puffed
jaws and swollen Up reminded them that
jtienc would t at least diplomatic
It shown by the testimony that
Thomas waa Iwa rwewiW than th
Utfe SJWt ne w diicSarseO. But tha.
1 jj?3JL. ?5fel
IftU Wf II
SCHOLARSHIPS TO SIX
Four Other Pennsylvania
Students Win Honors in
Announcement Made at
Yearly May Day Festival
Brj'n Mawr College undergraduateshlps
wero awarded today to six Philadelphia
girls, following tho annual May Day
celebration on tho campus. Four scholar
ships wcro nwarded to other residents of
Pcnnsyh-anla. Tho George W. Clillds
essay prize was awarded to Miss Helen
Hcrron Taft, of Cincinnati, O., daugh
ter for former President William H. Taft.
Tho Philadelphia winners of undor
gradunto scholarships nro Miss Marrnn
Clementine Klepi, 6501 Chancellor street;
Miss Rebecca Ullzabcth Joachim, 20U
South Bancroft Btreet, MIbs Ella Mary
Rosenberg, Ml South street Miss Gladys
Hngy Cnsscl, S6M Catherine street; Miss
Eva Alice Worrall Bryne, KK) East
Urlnghurst street, Germantown ,nnd Miss
Tho awards were made after tho stu
dents gathertd In tho chapel following
tho annual celebration of May Day. Tho
celebration began In the tower of Rocke
feller Hnll with tho singing of tho Latin
hymn, which Is sung by the cholrlstera
of Magdalen College, Oxford, every May
Day on Magdalen Collcgo tower. After
tho hymn the seniors breakfasted to
gether In Rockefeller Hall. Then tho
May Dayy dance took place around tho
four May poles on tho Collcgo green to
the words of tht old May Day song, "To
tho May Polo Let TJb On."
Miss Harriet Bradford, of San Fran
cisco, president of tho senior class, was
May Queen, and was crowned by Prof.
Miss Luo M. Donnelly, of the English
department, who represented President
Miss Carey Thomas Miss Bradford waa
presented with a gold pendant, as Is tho
annual custom of the colloge.
After the May Polo dancing tho 450
students assembled in the chapel to hear
tho announcements of tho fellowships,
scholarships and prizes which are
nworded for the next year.
Among tho awards made, tho following
Pcnnsylvanlans, In addition to those re
siding In thlsc lty, received scholarships:
Mildred Lewis Justice, of Ardmore, sen
Murguorlto Jennie Breckinridge, of
West Brownsville, A. M., Grove City Col
Alice Hill Byrne, of Lancaster, A, M.,
Wellcsley College, 1008: Graduate Student
In Greew and Latin, Bryn Mawr College,
1D08-10, 1911-14; Graduate Scholar, 1910-11,
Jennie Mebane, of Wllkes-Bcrre, pre
pared by tho Wllkes-Barre Institute.
CHURCH IS BEQUEATHED $2000
Josophino H. Castor Loaves Sum
From Hor $6625 Estate.
The WJsslnomlng Presbyterian Church
will receive $2000 toward the erection of
a now church building from the 1652'!
estate of Josephine H. Castor, who died
at 5832 Tulip street. Her will, admitted to
probate today, devises the residue of the
estate to relatives.
Susan H. alter, who died March 23, at
241 South ISth street, left her entire es
tate, exceeding 1147,000, to her husband,
Edward Slter, who now Is deceased, and
to children and grandchildren.
Other wills probated today Include those
of Alexander SorlvanI, who left $28,500:
Fa rah A. Simon, JS300; Charles H. Stroud,
17000; Jacob E. Prutzman, J5500; Emma
s trasselberry, J4700; Maria N. Potts,
Pasadena, Cal $3000.
Personal proporty of Elizabeth Synna
mon has been appraised at $16,767.06;
Ferdinand H. Durkwitz, J3I.6J1.76; Jo
sephine R Goepp, $9183.53, and Eva S.
Hodson, $7176 39.
FEAR OF BANKS COSTLY
Paroled Thief Steals Hoard Kept in
Pot and Can.
POTTSVILLE. Pa April 30.-A pot of
gold amounting to $1100 and a can contain
ing $800 In paper money were found late
yesterday In the chicken coop of John
Salada, at Hegins, where they had been
hidden by his son, Harry Sallada, who is
In prison The money was found after
a confession by the younger Sallada to
the State Police. It belongs to Rellly Blx
ler. of Hubley township, who does not
believe In banks
It had been hidden In a trunk In his
shack, where Sallada found It. Sallada
stole the money while on parole from
prison, committed there after stealing a
sum of money from Ills father-in-law, S.
6 Koppenhaver, of Hubloy, who secured,
his parole, but who had him rearrested
hen ho found Sallada spending money
other melancholy Musketeers. William
pfeal, Joseph Downes and William High,
of Hart lane and Kensington avenue,
were each held In J300 ball to keep the
And Halbe, the cop, received the thanks
of the neighborhood.
When cups, saucers and plates crash
against the wall In the kitchen nt Lm,v
Taylor's home, at 3149 Water street, It
doesn't annoy any one In particular, un
less It's her husband Jim who has to
dodge them. But In this he Is now expert.
And so the neighbors are not disturbed lr
the least when the clatter of crashing
dishes mingles with cries of help and per
haps a shout or two of "Police!" for they
know that things are- merely normal In
the abode of Lucy.
But Policeman Foster takes a different
Ylew of things. In fact, he had a very
emphatlo view of the environment of the
Taylor homo today, and was somewhat
surprised. He was attracted by the rjotous
doings of Lucy and cautiously onened tha
dopr. Dishes were flying through tha air
like mosquitoes on a night In August
Through the fusillade of crockery Foster
saw Lucy armed with a beer bottle. Jim
was crouching In a corner. Lucy aimed
the bottle at the cop, but he disarmed her
before she could fire, Then he took the
Taylpr to the Front and Westmoreland
Husband and wlf expressed very m
phatlo opinion of each other at some
length while Magistrate Campbell listened
patiently, jf he had not ended tbe con
troversy .suddenly tha police belltva that
they would have been talking yet
"One seems to be about at much to
blame as tha other," decUrtd the judgs.
"Lucy. I want you to go home, ' be added.
'and b peaceful, and if you're broueht I
hire again J may i4 you, eg ft trip t cr-1 1M Sight Tha Joa 1 isUjte4 um,
ifc ismjatr,' JwitU liout two-talrda laairaacB,
Byte $m if
WILLIAM H. RITCHIE
Orange grower, who mysteriously
vanished when traveling by
steamer from Jacksonville to
VANISHES ON WAY HOME
Philadelphia Grocer, Who Met Re
verses In Florida, Missing.
M j story surrounds the disappearance of
W. H. Ritchie, of this city and Florida,
who dropped out of sight tin his way back
to this city. Baggage belonging to him
has been forwarded to his home, 5816 Vine
street, from tho Merchants and Minors'
steamship Suwanee, on which, he wrote
his wife, ho would take passage. No trace
has been found of tho man, although tho
police of Jacksonville havo Informed Mrs.
Rltchlo that her husband embarked on
the steamer. Pollco of Savannah, where
the vessel stopped en route, have told his
wife that Rltchlo did not lcavo tho ahlp
at that port
Mrs Rltchlo raid her husband went to
Florida last August to aupervlse work In
his orange orchnrd. Later ho wrote that
tho frost had destroyed a crop of vege
tables In which ho had Invested heavily.
He nlso told her he was dissatisfied with
orange growing and probably would sell
Rltchlo conducted a little grocery store
at tho Vino 6treet address In hlB ab
sence hie wife found It necessary to sell
the store to provide for herself and tho
IHAIN KILLS DOCTOR
RETURNING FROM CALL
Dr. Joshua E. Bauman Dies in
St. Agnes' Hospital After Be
ing Struck at Crossing.
Dr. Joshua E. Bauman, 70 years old, of
Telford. Pa., died today at St. Agnes'
Hospital, from a fracture of the skull and
other Injuries received last night when
he was run over by a Philadelphia and
Reading passenger train near the station
Doctor Bauman was on his way home
after calling on a patient. Before being
removed to tho hospital, he was treated
near the scene of tho accident by two
physicians, who were passengers on the
tram wntcn ran over him.
The dead physician was a graduate of
the University of Pennsylvania nnd -for
years had made his home at Telford He
was a widower and had two chlldron,
Estalla Bauman and Dr. J. W. Bauman,
who resides at Lansdale. The son re
mained at his father's bedside until the
Early last evening, Doctor Bauman re
ceived a call to visit a patient residing
at Souderton. Ho left the patient's homo
at about 7:30 p. m. Ho was crossing tho
tracks near the Souderton Station when
he was struck by a train, which had left
the Reading Terminal, this city, at 6:30
p. m., bound for Bethlehem. Persons wait
ing at the station saw the fatal acci
dent J. HUNTER BROOKE
ENDS LIFE IN CEMETERY
Continued from Page One
today refused to makio any statement or
to discussh tho suicide.
SUICIDE A MYSTERY.
So far, the reason for Brooke's act Is a.
mystery. None of his many friends In
Media and the surrounding, countrysjdo
has been able to give the slightest Ink
ing of the motive. His friends In this
city and Media believed him to be
Brooke had been married less than a
year. He married Miss Elizabeth Ball,
of Germantown. last June. She Is still
at Garden City.
J. Hunter Brooke was born In Media
and graduated from Swarthmore College.
His grandfather, H. Jones Brooke, was
Instrumental In having the Baltimore
Central Division of the P. B. & W. Rail
road built, and was the builder of Brooke
Hall, a fashionable school for young
women, at which Mrs. William McKlnley,
widow of the martyred President, was
Jones Brooke, a brother of the sui
cide, lives at Norrlstown. He also has
been notified of the tragedy.
The news of the suicide caused a
sensation In Media. In social circles of
that city It came as a distinct shock.
Although he bad been living so long in
Garden City, Brooke was a frequent vis
itor to the home of his sister and kept
In touch with his old business and social
Brooke was secretary and treasurer of
the Weyman and Bruton Snuff Manu
facturing Company of New York. He
was an enthusiastic motorist. Mrs,
Brooke, widow of the dead man, Is the
daughter of Mr, and Mrs. George M.
Ball, of ill Pelham Road, Germantown.
Brooke's accounts with the Weyman
si Bruton Company balance perfectly,
according to a long-distance telephone
call from the firm at New, York, nil
business associates can give no reason
for the BUiclde, except that Mr. Brooke
had suffered with nervous prostration,
They declare he had no financial dif
ficulties. The suicide was a nephew of Hunter
Brooke, of 1905 Spruce street, a. partner
in (he old Philadelphia grain drm of
Brooke and Pennock, now pepnock and
Company, with offices In the Bourse
puuaing. The Bpruce street house Is
now closed. Jf"- Brooke, widow pf the
BUlcide's uncle, Is in California.
Final Ileppe Annlmaary Recital
The final concert in tbe series of free
recitals given during the Heppe Golden
Anniversary waa held this afternoon In
the Heppe Recital Hall. 1117 Chestnut
street Lucius Cole, violinist of the Phila
delphia Orchestra, plajed several num
bers, among which wm "Love's Ro
mance," Krleslsr'a "Libesfreud" and
Kettln'a "Spanish Caprice," Ferdinand
Hlmmtlreleh again played at tbe piano,
rendering- some of hi own compositions
and numbers from Chopin and Warner.
Lightning Destroys fcarg9 Barn
WEST CHESTER, P., April St-A
large barn on the property of Wjiiiam
Sw&vna. At Itfenrianliilf. tktd Mnntu
destroyed bv flra itarici by Hih'inim,
RULED OUT BY COURT
IN ROOSEVELT CASE
Sulzer's Investigator Who
Probed State Depart
ments for RottennesB Is
Sent From Stand With
SYRACUSE, N. Y April 30. Tho
Bamcs-Rooscvelt $50,000 libel suit was
shortened today, and considerable) Inter
est lost, when John A. Hennessy was hot
allowed to testify about corruption In
tho departments at Albany, and H. H.
Vrecland was stopped from telling of
making contributions to both Republican
and Democratic campaign funds In 1003.
Hennessy was Governor William Sul
zer's Investigator, who probed tho Stato
departments and said ho found rottenness
His testimony was mado unnecessary
when William M. Ivlns, of counsel for
Barnis, said ho would admit all that
Hennessy had to say.
"I know It," ho said, "for I wrote that
part of tho Republican Stato platform
denouncing It. But wo will not admit
that Bnrncs know about It, or had any
thing to do with It."
Accordingly, both sides entered Into a
stipulation admitting that In 1011-14 cor
ruption existed In the Stato government
Contracts wcro bought, tho civil service
debauched, contractors blackmailed, etc
Hennessy then was oBked If prior to
July 22, 1011, ho had told Roosevelt about
what ho found In Albany,
Ivlns' objection was sustained, and
Hennessy left tho stand without having
answered a question.
Vrcoland was allowed to tell only of
giving 0,00 Oto the Republicans In 1913,
because the dofonse could not show that
his slmilRr contribution was made with
tho sanction of Barnos,
Barnes, at tho tlmo of tho primary leg
islation, said he could kill any bill politi
cally with enough limelight, according to
Loyal France, of Brooklyn. At tho same
tlmo, ho said, Barnes boastod ho could
control tho primaries and put up Buch a
rotten ticket It would disgust the publto
SPICE LENT TO CASE.
Tho name of Governor Charles S. Whit
man lent splco to the suit today. Interest
In tho big trial, which waned considerably
waxed again with tho possibility that
the Governor might bo drawn Into tho
A dispatch from Albany early today
said that Governor Whitman admitted
writing the letter to Charles H. Duell, Jr.,
that was read Into the Colonel's testi
mony yesterday In which Whitman ealJ
It was tlmo for Progressives and Pro
gressive Republicans and all good citizens
to get together nd rid the Stato of boss
rulo extending Into both parties, Tho
letter did not mention Barnes and Mur
Hugh Hastings, of counsel for Barnes,
was responsible for a statement gener
ally published, that William M. Ivlns had
telegraphed the Governor asking him If
ho would bo willing to come to Syracuse
IVINS REFUTES STATEMENT.
"I have not wired the Governor," Ivlns
said today. "I havo not comrounlcnted
with him directly or Indirectly. Just now
I care nothing about that Odell lettor. It
does not touch this case."
There has been considerable speculation
about the letter It has been said that It
Is tho same letter that Whitman once
repudiated. Tho Roosevelt sldo said It
waB a brand new letter. Mr. Whitman
will not bo subpoenaed unless ho signi
fies his willingness to come here.
Tho Colonol apparently was greatly dls
appointed when Justice Andrews refuued
to allow William Loeb, Jr., to tell of
the alleged rotten vlco conditions In Al
bany, where)n, It was alleged by the
Roosevelt answer to the complaint.
Barnes connived with his henchmen
whom there were no political Jobs, to
gran on gamDimg nouses and other re
sorts. When court convened Harvey D. Hln
man, of Blnghamton, was called to tell
about the Senatorial election of 1911 when
James A. O'Gorman was elected United
States Senator to succeed Chauncey M.
Hlnman told of a good deal more legis
lative actions nt Albany In 1010 and 1011.
tending to show that Barnes Republicans
and Murphy Democrats acted together to
control All of his testimony went over
old ground, covered by the Colonel's
testimony, and was offered merely In
Hlnman was allowed to tell of the con
current resolution adjourning the Legis
lature In July, 1910, passed by a combina
tion of Democratic and Republican votes
though the Independent Democrats op
posed it The Republicans could not havo
passed it without help, he said.
RARE SURGICAL FEATS SHOWN
Southern Physicians Visit Jefferson
Hospital to Study Operations.
Twenty members of tho Southern
Surgical and Gynecological Association
are guests of the Jefferson Hospital, 10th
street below Chestnut, today, studying
the technique of surgeons of that in.
stltutlon. A clinic comnrlslni; S3 nn,i.
tlons was arranged for tho visitors, be
ginning at 0 o'clock this morning.
The operations ranged from amputation
of the breast to the exceedingly rare and
delicate casea of resection of the bladder
and resection of the colon, these opera
tions being performed by Dr. H. R. Loux
and Dr. J, H. Gibbon, respectively. Other
demonstrations were made by Drs. E. E
Montgomery, J, M. Fisher, J. Chalmers
DCo,8,tra,? ' NMu. E. T. Btewart
and W. M, Sweet, all of the Jefferson
The cllnlo was adjourned at noon for
a luncheon In the hospital, at which Doc
tor Gibbon presided. The cllnlo was.re
sumed at 3 o'clock, and continues until
!ft&k" Tb vl"tors w" ret s"h
CRAZED DY HIS SON'S SIN
Bible in Hand, Seeks Death Because
Family Won't Pray,
The refusal of his family to Join him
In early morning prayer so enraged An"
tonlo Jakimonlvlch, of m ritt street,
that he plunged in the Delaware from
Reed street wharf today. He had a Bible
In his hand. Policeman Brown, who
I ma iiii running iowara the river
Jumped In and brought him to shore
after a struggle.
Several week ago Jaklmonlvlch'a son.
Bimon, wa accused of hitting a man
with a brick nJ ent to JalL The boy's
Imprisonment preyed upon his father's
mind and the man sought, consolation Jn
religious books. He prayed constantly
and was greatly depressed because other
members of his family did not share hi
views. The man (s employed at night
When he went home today he Immediate
ty shouted for his wife and children
and t! them to getup B,j vnVt Hs
S?ecelve4 no reply. Then, with a iVid
cry he grabbed bl Bible and ran to
T tUnUp ef owatrs aal drivers of uto
asoWlM I rp:tiuly cJi4 (o On convn.
lprc vt ftpsvuta siri f t inf fH(9 Vfiiil
eat ft r n routs i u( fre an (slMs In
mm r acaalnrt. rrtvsyiSv,t -1
PLOT AGAINST SALOON ENEMY
Woman Lures Crusader to Deserted
Hall and Alleges Assault.
WEST CHESTER, Pa., April 30.-A
plot to Incriminate Albert S. Jackson, of
Coatesvlllc, a no-license leader, as bav
ins assaulted a woman with criminal
Intent when ho was supposedly nlone
with her In a mission was admitted
by witnesses who appeared against him
at his trial hero. This morning he was
acquitted of ths charge, but convicted on
a charge of assault and battery,
Mrs. Efllo Osborne testified In the
Criminal Court that she enticed Jackson,
chief of pollco of the Lukens Iron and
Steel Company, Into the mission at night
under pretext that she could Rlvo Im
portant Information against a prominent
hotel. While they wero together sev
eral hotel men entered. These men and
tho woman flworo nt the trial that
Jackson assaulted her. Jackson, however,
had been suspicious, and a friend of his
was stationed In tho mission when he
Tho count on which tho pollco chief
was convicted was assault, which oc
curred later, when ho pushed the woman
out of the door.
FIRE DOG TEARS LEG
OFF MAN'S TROUSERS
Youth's Experience Demon
strates Wonderful Tricks and
Loyalty of "Dynamite."
Dynamite, tho trick flro doe that In
visiting Engine Company No. 20's fire
house, at 10th and Commerce streets,
Just now, has proved his loyalty to his
friends at tho cost of a log happily
somebody else'B leg, nnd only tho leg
of a pair of trousers at that
A week or so ago, John Davis, young
and glowing with ambition, came from
Washington to this city to make his for
tune. Ho was strong, Intelligent, 22 years
old, and made a great Impression at the
Point Breeze Gas Works, where they
gavo him a Job, Davis Is Just as loyal aa
Dynamite, and when ho returned to his
lodgings, at 554 East Glrard avenue, he
said ho was willing to Ilvo and die for
Point Breeze nnd Its Interests.
He thought ho had a chance to do ono
oi mese last nignt wncn tho flro bells
clanged and John, who had Just returned
from a hard day's work, asked tho other
running men and boys whero the fire
was. "Point Breeze," they said, and John
ran all tho harder,
Ho ran to tho flrehouso at 10th nnd
Commerce, Ills Idea was to go In and
look at thu slate to verify the report that
the flro wjs nt Point Breeze, Tho flre
houso wax empty, apparently. All the
firemen wcro on tho way to Point Breezo.
As Davis entered Dynamite sprang at
him. The ferocious growling of the dog
scared Davis nnd, with the animal leap
ing for hid throat, he rushed from the
Down the stroet rushed Davis, Dyna
mite at his heels. At Market street the
dog Jumped and set his teeth In Davis'
trousers. One leg of them camo off,
and Dynamite was shaking It like a rab
bit when Davis plunged Into the arms of
Policeman Callahan, whllo the crowd
yelled. "Stop thief." That's what Calla
han thought, too. and he took Dn.vi tn
tho station house at 11th and Winter
streets, where Magistrate Emely and tho
bluccoats laughed at the boy this morn
ing and let him go.
Then, a week ngo, he bit somebody, who
complained, and Director Porter ordered
Dynnmlto banished. This was hard to do,
but the dog found ho wasn't wanted and
wandered to No. 20'b house and haB been
spending his time there.
WIFE SOUGHT DIVORCE,
WILL CONTEST SHOWS
On Deathbed She Accused Hus
band, Who Now Handles Hor
DIvorco proceedings had been started
by Helen J. Moyor before her death on
April 1, at the homo of her mother, Ella
M. C. McMartus, 017 North 16th street,
against her husband, Wallace N. Moyer,
of 4035 North 12th street. It became
known at a hearing as to the status of
her $52,000 estate today.
The hearing was held before the Reg
ister of Wills In citation proceedings In
stituted to revoke letters' of administra
tion granted to the husband, who di.
clared that his wife died wljhout a will.
A copy of a verbnl will made by Mrs.
Moyer on her deathbed has been offered
for probate by the mother.
In this document the decedent Is al
leged to have said of her husband, "I
want him not to handle one cent of my
money, for all the suffering' and torture
he caused me since I married him."
The divorce proceedings had been In
stituted against the husband by the de
cedent, Mrs. Moyer, and wero pending
in Common Pleas Court No. I.
At the hearing today the Itev. Father
Edward Bpllfane testified that on March
20 ho administered the last communion
of the Church to Mrs. Moyer and that
during the last week of her life Vin
was extremely weak, but mentally sound.
(Ho said she was capable of making a
will. He had known the decedent for a
Dr. Charles H. Reekefus, physician of
tho decedent sad that her mind was
clear until within a few minutes of her
death. He testified that although Mrs,
Moyer was not physically able even to
sign a will, she had mental capacity to
express her desires.
The verbal will of Mrs. Moyer was wit
nessed by the mother and Gertrude Mc
Manus and Kate Doherty. It devised
the estate to relatives.
Another hearing will be held next week.
GERMANS WAY COME HERE
Cruisers Interned in Virginia Ports
Likely to Move to Navy Yard.
Secretary of the Navy Daniel Is consid
ering a proposal to remove the Eltel
Frledrich and ICronnrlnz wilhulm. h. .
Interned German auxiliary cruisers, to
League Island. The former vessel I at
Norfolk and the tatter at Newport News.
Secretary Daniels will go to Norfolk
tomorrow to confer with Bear Admiral
Beatty, commandant of the Norfolk navy
yard, on plana to Intern both ships at
some other port The Government yard
facilities at Norfolk are not sufficient ta
satisfy the demands made upon them by
the navy. This and the heat are given as
reasons for moving the vessels.
It Is believed that an agreement will
flrst be obtained from the Allies n order
to permit the ahlps tp be moved outside
the throe-mlla limit,
ACCUSED OF BLOWING SAFE
Inspectors Arrest Man on Charge of
Ch4rls Daly wi arrested by Postal
Inspector Wynne and Deputy Unltsd
States Marshal HeCaffnv. t thi. .....
lin NorrUtown this afternoon. Daly is
I Sflin tn ha Irnnivn am tfm.. v . ..
iUo nsyivTnla; JotaE;",,
accud of blowing- a pestofflce safe at
Emau. near Allentowp. m December
m Ust, when MM jr utamp spa iju in
money waa ftelen,
JlB hH bn dtlll4 In the Norrt
town Jail on a maij chars wh!H Ws
record wan looked up an4 tha F4rat
authorities say be has vi4 Stfa year
for breaking mi pota ui. 3
JJtiawara, He-wlM b trt41ft4iae.
SOCIAL PROGRESS IN
Millionaires Lionize 'Billy
Who Wears FashionablS
morning Garb and!
Whirls From Paterson inl
By a Blag Ccrretpandtnl
PATERSON, N. J April 30.-The moil
fashionable residence In Montclslr tht
town that teems with millionaires, epeW
its doora this morning to "Billy" Bundu
proDer aDDurtenanrn ihi.,1. ,.. ,.
-...- tl'W"ZV.".'.' "" ,nolrfa
w iU n.u oumn mountain avenue reslS
......u ui i.ir. una Mrs. E, H, Wells i
where he spoke, "slanglessly," to more
than TOO members of tho socially elite of
i""i ocrooy nnu new York city,
TI,A UAMf.All.J .... ., ..
-..- ..w.,., HB mssea," to put
It mildly, as ho climbed out of the mil.'
llonalro silk rnan, George Arnold's, for.
"""""! uinuuBinc, entered the show
place of this section of tho now world
nnd started In on his sermon, addressing
such neighbors of tho Wells famllv .
Fredorlck T. Gates, almoner of John D M
Rockefeller, nnd Mm. tvntinn. t t... '
Many of the richest and most .ncinti.rJ
prominent men nnd women In the Eumfii
sanir "Brlchten thn f!nmr" ,,i. ,,5
heaver's direction before "Billy" started!
to pray and preach. "Billy" spoke"
strahTht from thn nhntiM.r h-. ..""
of Iho society people whether they ivnM,
nrnved and worked fnr rhri.t ,. .i...i. :l 6
they lived merely for their social funo- J
nons, ineir limousines, their horse shows
and tho opera.
"Don't misunderstand me," said he "I
havo no fault to find with your pleasures
But If you are not Christians, haven't
ever dono anything for Jesus, then you
aro no better than beasts."
Ho prayed for the men "tolling with
nivua, vi, ineir urows in wail Street" 1
and then "Ma" got up, said how gltd. J
,ib n, bio meet an mese distinguished ;
people and announced that 'TBillv" wnM 5
apeak again noxt Wednesday morning at
tho Montclalr Theatre. Not all the so
ciety who wished to hear him could get
Into tho Wells home.
"Billy" Is the sqclal lion of tho hour.
On Monday next ho visits Judge and
Mrs. Elbert H, Gary and preaohes In
their residence to tho most exclusive audi,
ence In tho almost 25 years of his
Before ho left for Montclalr and the
palatial Wells residence today, "Billy"
said there' was nothing In the report
from New York to the effect that he had
signed a contract with a well-known mov-Ing-plcturo
producer to play the leading
rolo In "The Sky Pilot," his comoensi-
tlon to bo 167,000. Ho was puttjng on his
gray felt hat and hopping Into Mr. Ar
nold's macnino wnen he said:
"Tell 'em not to take any stock In It,
i haven't oven heard of It. I've just
turned down an offer of fl7SO0O a tM,
to play In the movies and I've Just said i
nnlhln- i1hI.I ... .1. ",, ... '
u.,,ie uuiiis iu i,m uiiuuiouqua peo
ple xor me lorty millionth time. They
are offering me J1000 a day to get out on
their platform. That's the sort of grafter
your "Uncln Fllllnr" In. Vnlhlni. In ..
world no, not millions could Induce me ''J
10 give up my work of bringing souls to
"Billy" scored his greatest Paterson I
success iasi nignt, wncn 3 persons hit ,'
the trail, among them being scores i;ti
memDers ot me junior order of American
Mechanics". They camo down the aisles
with bands blaring, American flags flying
and shook "Billy's" hand as, with an
American flag draped about his neck and
another waving In his hand, he exhorted
them to take their stand for Christ
"LOAN SHARK'S" BIG PROFIT
City Help Paid Him $2400 in Month,
Honco New Law.
Representative James A. Dunn, of
Philadelphia, said todnv he introdue'id -J
th hlllo In U T ..-I..1..,.. ,- .1... -l.,1- JX
... mi., a ,,, mo ucioiniurB iu givo cnua
delphla city and county employes semi
monthly Instead of monthly pay 'days
after he learned early In January that
one Philadelphia "Joan shark" had
"clenned-up" J2I0O In cash from em
ployes In City Hall during Jast Decem
ber alone. Governor Brumbaugh yes-
terdav mlEnt.A thm lnf nt th torn Mill i
that will establish tun nnv rinvs ach n
month after next January 1.
, Official Forecast
WASHINGTON, April 50.
For eastern Pennsylvania and New Jr- '
seys Partly cloudy tonight; Saturday fairj
moderate variable winds.
The disturbance that was central over
western Ontario yesterday morning cauj.
ed showers In most of the lake region,
New York anil Kanr Rnrlanri. whll a ,
secondary depression that developed yes. m
ii ") u,Yr .uuryiuiia resuuea in (nun- apj
aersnowers last night In New Jersey ana
Delaware and the eastern portions of
Maryland and Pennsylvania. Preclplta-
nun was generui 10 ins wesiwara oi mei
crest ot the Rocky Mountains under tne
Influence of a pronounced low pressure
area that overlies the clateau reslon this
morning. No marked departures fronts
me normal temperature prevail, except in
Oregon. Washington, Idaho and Nevada,
U. S. Weather Bureau Bulletin
Observations taken at a a, m., Eastern Urns.
LowRsfn. Veloc- .t
h lau ran.
Wind. Ity.Wetthir. m
Station. a.m.n' 1. 1.10
a o wiouaf ,
I Abilene. Tex eu S3
B 10 Clesr
KB 4 Rain
Uv 4 ltatn
NW 13 Clear
NW 20 Cloudy
tiianuo city ... o s
limarck, N. D. 40 10
oaton. Mass.,,, in H
Djjfale, N..Y... J
Chicago, 111.,,,. 63 tt
nenvttr. rnl A2 A J
K. --1 P.ctoudy 1
Ota Moines. I KO 44
Detroit. Mien.,.' 43 -is
Uivtston. Te. To TO
nw ko uiQuar
NW 14 Cloudy
j. ?w i
an4i. City. Mo M 84
vouisriiit, Ky e w
.lemnhla. Tcnn.. 61 il
., E 8 Clr
. pr 4 Clear
01 NB S Ralo
.'w Orleans, La 72 7U
tw York M 01 N
WS jj ciouoy
Yi. A RCfew
Is.;, ti bi : W 13 Claud
Va,, 64 H ,02 h't) 14 71 tin.
w la oousy
Portland. Ma,.., 44 44 ,03 W Cloudr
411 ,23 N5 Kt
Urtcf; Can.... 44 4U ,. K 6 VXlWiTl
Mo... 63 (SB
Bt. Paul. Mjf
in.. 49 42 .30 SB s Clear
alt !. Utab. HI ,, JW 1? Clear
Ban Frsncltco .. 4 4 40 T5W 4 ciar
Scranton, P.... 44 . v I C ear
tampa . ...MM 01 H I lear
Washington ... 64 WJ ,. HB 12 Cltir
Winnipeg . U 82
19th St. and Hunting Park Ave.
LAST TWO DAV.S
TODAY AND TOHOHHOW
BawM Waa i mr
ij -iiui iiuimjMH.uiijjyidi ii i '1 tn'iprrnr.
larnaour. Ji iw , c?w a
laueras, w. u,, os ,us aw a nam
lelena. Mont..,, 62 6 J ,. KB 4 P.CloUd?
Huron. 8 D.. 44 40 ". BW 16 CI
ackscmllle. Pis. 68 M .. R 10 P
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