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SHUN INFIDEL POETS,
"BILLY" TELLS ELITE
Evangelist Advises Society Folk
to Disregard Byron and Shel
ley. &! a AllT Correapoitrfsnt
PATBRSON, N. J., May 6. "Billy,"
logged on! In his cutaway, delivered Ills
fifth society sermon In seven days this
rhomlrrg at the palatini residence of Mrs.
Watts Cook, ono of the wealthiest
women In this part of the country. Auto
mobiles lined Patorson's Hroadwny for
blocks In front of the home of the widow
brine Into head of the Cook Locomotive
Works and late president of the Possalc
."the Inner Wall." "Ullly's" sermon, ills
appointed the 250 society persons who,
crowded Into the beautiful French draw
Ijig room, pan "Brighten the Corner,"
and other hymns, They were disappoint
ed, because "Billy" didn't call for con
Vrts. A scoro of fashionable women had
made up their minds, previous to the
rftcetfhif. that they Mould profess conver
sion If "Billy" called upon them to do so.
Outside of advising those who heard
him not to read Byron, Shelloy and other
"Infidel poets" and ndvlslng them to
come to his tabernacle and there, as an
example to others less fortiinntp than
themselves, tako their stand for Christ.
"Billy" did not say onythlng he hns not
said a score of times In tin- same se.--moti
-which he gave In Philadelphia at
the New Century Club.
OLD MAX MARKS BIRTH DAY
OF DBA!) SONAllllESTED
Octogcnnrinn Released After Telling
Tnle of Fnmlly Tragedies.
An 83-ycar-old man was discharged by
Miialstrate Coward, In the 2d and Chris
tian stiets police Btatlon, today, when hu
explained that his arrest last nlsht was
the result of his celebrating the birthday
of a eon who would have been liS yours
old yesterday hud hi not died a your ago.
The man 1b John Hodges, of K3 lliitton
street. .May B, he explained, was the day
on which his boh, William was born. In
1SDI this sun shot and killed his brother
Josoph III n riuarrel over u dollar In a
satoon at Juniper and South 'sticcts. Ho
was fcntoiiccd to serve 20 yeais In the
penltentlnry, but was released last year,
dying shortly afterwaid.
The old man also snld that five years
ago :hls- daughter committed suicide by
ttkklhg poison nnd that eight years ago
his- wife died under mysterious circum
stances. She was found dead on the
floor of her bedroom, with sevcio bruises
Inflicted on her body.
Hodges explained that he Is the only
member-jf the family still alive, but that
he celebrates the hlrtlulan of the other
members of tho family rcglarl. He was
advised to discontinue this practice.
EPISCOPAL DELEGATES WILL
WIND UP BUSINESS TODAY
Important Convention Expected to
Adjourn Early This Afternoon.
The' third day's session of the nnnual
convention of tho Episcopal Diocese of
Pennsylvania 'was begun today In the
Church of St. Luke and the Epiphany.
The meeting this morning Is due to tho
lengthy discussion yesterday on tlw Gen
eral Cdnvcntlon's plan and a proposed
canon for the Church Pension Fund.
Argument stretched through all of yes
terday afternoon," and It was not until 6
o'clock that'a vote was cost In favor of
tbnrplan. - , . t
Thero was lltllo of Importance before
the convention today. Almost -lill ,that
to be done wos of a roillino nature,
such as the appointment of committees,
the' adoption of resolutions and other
matters that always some up In the last
hours of an annual meeting.
Rev. John Andrews Harris. D. D., of
Chestnut Hill, chairman of the Commit
tee, on Canons. In his report urged an
amendment: requiring treasurers of
churches throughout the diocese to pay
the-missionaries supported by their parish
monthly or as promised whether there
wa.i any mnnoy In the treasury or not.
Harold Goodwin, a lawyer of Marcus
Hook, spoke against the amendment as
Inadvisable. The amendment was passed
after "It had been reomended and the
words "If possible" Inserted.
In accotdan-e with a resolution Intro
duced by. the Bev. George G. Bartlctt, of
Jehklntown, and passed by the conven
tion, the rector and tho church wardens
In each parish will be required to sign
the parochial reports.
Prominent clergymen and laymen are
confident that UiIb convention has ac
complished much of value for the dioc
esan meetings In future years. Every
effort, was made to arrange a new order
of business 'for coming conventions that
would assure a shorter session than has
been the case in the past, and a plan
was adopted which, It was believed, would
bring about the desired result. The plan
provides for a night session, which has
never been held before.
Thieves Got Team and $600 in Stamps
WILMINGTON. Del., May 6.-Thleves
last nlsht .broke Into the postofllce at
KUendaie and stole stamps valued at 5600.
They escaped with a team stolen from
tho farm of Frederick Donovan, close by.
WASHINGTON, May 6.
Fqr eastern Pennsylvania Unsettled
tonight and Friday with probably rain,
except generally fair In southeast por
tion tonight; gentle to moderate winds
Scattered showers occurred In southern
New England and the lower Lake
region yesterday, followed by clearing,
and fair weather prevails In all of the
Atlantic States this morning. Showers
have, covered the greater portion of the
central valleys and the plains States In
a. trough of low barometer that extends
from Manitoba to Texas. Seasonable
temperatures prevail In tho eastern halt
of the country and In the plains States,
while the cold area covering the Mis
souri basin and the far northwest has
Increased In severity and fosts and freez
ing art) general In those districts.
U, S, Weather Bureau Bulletin
Observations taken at S s, ro.. Eastern time.
S Ian Rain- Veloo-
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At-JanllA City ' . 6S 43
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tlo.ton, Mai. ... SS W
Uutialu, N y.-'-'S
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KvrrUburs;. Hiitra. N a.
Helena, Mont. .
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jtltlstu, Kj,.. M j! . K 13 Cloudy
UtmM: Tenn.. 1 M .51 SK 4 Cloudy
Jew 'Orleans, W m .12 SB 10 Cloudy
NW P Clear
Ntoth Platla .... M ft .1 N 8 Clear
OJHluoma. iww. w .u b au itato
faHadeiiilil. Pa. M KS
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WIFE KEEPS IIIJI AT
TURNPIKE, WITNESS SAYS
Attorney Assorts Ho Must Live There
or Loso Spouse,
NOHItlSTOWN, Pa,, May G.-"Why do
you llvo on this miserable turnpike?"
asked Attorney Chllds, counsel for this
Willow Grove nnd Germantowil riank
Hoad Turnpike Company, today, of John
Duross, vlco president of tho Alrette
Hoofing Company, Philadelphia, at n ses
sion of the Jury appointed by the court
to pass upon Its condemnation.
"Tho condition was pushed on me,"
testified Mr. Duross. "I cither had to
live on this miserable road or loso a very
good wife. My wife owns tho property."
Mr. Duross, who was the principal wit
ness this morning, testified that ho lived
at the Intersection of Hrndflcld road nnd
tho turnpike. The people of Cheltenham,
Ablngton nnd Morel townships want to
abolish the toll at this point, lie had
been repeatedly called upon by travclcra
at hli home to answer tho ipiory, "which
wny do you takn to dodge the toll gates?"
"In winter," he said, "sou baldly get
bundled up after pnvlng toll at one loll
cntc before you strlko another, which
makes riding uncomfortable."
Mr. Duross was of the opinion that tho
turnpike should be free.
HANKER NEAR DEATH
FROM PISTOL SHOT
Continued Prom 1'nge One
III When Mrs. Trexler learned the truth
she nearly collnpsed.
l'hyslclnns aro preparing to take an
X-rny photograph of tho wound. They
will operate ns soon as the bullet Is
located. Tho bullet entered the head
through tho mouth nnd lodged near the
brain. Powder marks weio found on tho
lips, Indicating that the muzxlo of tin
rovolvcr wns nut placed In tho mouth.
This fact tends to strengthen tho ac
Trcxlcr is 20 cars old. lie has one
child, a daughter. Mabel, a year and a
half old. His home' Is at 246 North 21th
street. Ho had been married thrco years
and had been In the employ of the bank
six years. Mrs. Tre.xler told the police
thero had been no domestic dlfllciiltlpp,
nnd this was corroborated by relatives
SUFFERKD NERVOUS AIIiMKNT.
Bank oftlclatH and relatives say that
Trcxler appeared distressed when ho en
tered the Institution nt S:30 o'clock this
morning. Ho had suffered with some
nervous nllment nt various times, but It
wns never thought to bo serious. Slnco
Christmas his daughter had been 111,
and It was suggested that this might
have caused him somo worry, but Wist
night tho child wns so near recovery
that for the first tlmo In months Trcxlcr
took her out.
Michael Anncslcy, the watchman, n
tho only one who saw Tiexlcr when ho
arrived at tho bank this morning, lie
nodded tn the watchman nnd went Into
tho basement to the controom. It Is not
known whether ho had the icvolvcr with
him when he arrived or got It from his
desk. All the bank ofllclals have levolv
cra In or near their desks.
SHOT F1RI3D IN HASKMUNT.
Clerks heard a single shot a moment
later and rushed Into the basement. Thoy
found Trexler lying on his face beforo his
locker. Tho revolver was still-clutched In
his hand. He was bleeding at the mouth.
The police of the Ith nnd York streets
station were notified nnd Trcxlcr was hur
ried to the hospital In the patrol wngon.
John G. Carruth was notified by tele
phono of tho shooting. He Informed Mis.
Trexler nnd then went to the bank to dl
lcct tho Investigation Into Trexler's ac
counts. A meeting of the Donrd of Direc
tors were held n short tlmo later nnd tho
board wns Informed thnt the books bal
Charles M. Wrlghtson. secretary and
treasurer of thu bank, declared himself
at a loss to account fov the- shooting. He
snld Trcxlcr wns u model husband, that
hr did not drink and rarely went any
where without his wife. He was ono of
the most trusted and capable men In the
bank. Trexler went to work for the
Institution as n clerk six years ago, after
being graduated from Temple University,
nnd worked his way up to the position
of receiving teller.
BIDLB CLASS TBAOHEIt.
Trexler wns deeply lellglous, according
to his relatives and business associates.
Ho conducted n Bible class at the I,chlgh
Avenue Baptist Church, 12th btreet and
Lehigh avenbf. A few weeks ago he en
tertained the members of his class at
his home. Every night he nnd his wife
read chapters from tho Bible.
This morning the two discussed vacation
plnns nt breakfast. Mrs. Trexler failed to
notice anything wrong about her husband.
He seemed to bo In the best of spirits.
Sho also Is nt n loss to account for the
shooting, but believes It must have been
an uccldcnt, as she says her husband had
no reason to wish to end his life.
Trexler was unconscious when he was
taken to the hospital. Physicians say his
condition Is serious, butt ho has a slight
chanco for life. Relatives had dlfllculty
Inducing his wiro to leavo his bedside,
where sho sat for hours after reaching
the hospital, holding her husband's hand
There Is too much Johnson In Edwin
street, or, at least, too many Johnsrns,
In every other house there Is a Bill, Jack,
Tom, Hurry, Eliza or Jennie Johnson.
The police were In search of two Johnsons
In particular, Clarence and Alice. Police
men Elliott and Toner, who were assigned
to discover them, tried to do so by the
process of elimination. To make matters
worse, nearly all the Johnsons on Edwin
street are Negroes and resemble one an
other. The arrest of Alice and Clarence John
son was desired by Miss Bertha Johnson,
who declared that the Johnsons In ques
tion had attacked her repeatedly. After
an exhaustive search the policemen found
Alice Johnson on the roof of her home,
on Edwin street near Ridge avenue, and
caught her after a chase around the
chimneys. She convinced them she was
pot to blame, but refused to tell the
cops what had become of her husband,
Clarence. "He works en a coal wagon,"
she said, "and that's all I'se goln to tell
So with that meager clue a very dark
Negro who drive? a coal wagonthe
policemen set out to find Johnson. They
were about to give up all hope when
they saw a. suspicious looking Negro Jump
from a, coal wagon on Ridge aVenue and
look around nervously. He proved to be
Clarence, and he was taken before Mag
istrate Carton at City Halt The "Judge"
was convinced by Bertha's story that
Clarence was a rather discourteous per
son, and he ma held In ftOO bail for
POII(F LJT I
"PIjp Iron Piggy." of JUebmaod, j "You're a good fuesser," added tbe
fce4-ftJUeplowuac ;Hejer$s jtur&ec'WBwtnUe, - -
WINS SNUBS COLONEL,
WHO GRINS IN REPLY
Roosevelt ABsum.es "I-should-worry"
Attitude in Answer
8VnACU8D. N. Y., May e.-Legnl bar
riers in the narnes-Itoosevelt libel trial
were raised today against testimony of
alleged vice and graft In Albany. Justice
Andrews excluded such evidence desired
by the Roosevelt side. The ruling was
regarded as n Berlous setback for tho de
fense. The ruling preceded a fivc-mlnule np
pcarnnco of the Colonel on the witness
stand. His farewell experience ns a wit
ness was perfunctory, cut short by de
cllnlnntlon of Bnrnes' lawyers to cross
"I don't crtro to have anything- further
to do with Colonel Roosevelt," said At
torney lvlns, eliciting tho Colonel's brond
est smile with a full view or his teeth, and
Justice Andrews' ruling fallowed n
vigorous effort of Roosevelt's lawyers to
get In tho evidence of Albany conditions.
The Inwycrs contended that Roosevelt's
alleged libel charged Barnes with cor
ruption, nnd that they should be allowed
to prove that Roosevelt was told that
Barnes was a party to alleged Albany
giaft by having "machine" workers em
ployed In gambling houses.
Thnt the libel statement referred solely
to Stnlo nnd not locnl corruption was
Justice Andrews' decision. He said any
facta Roosevelt had of locnl Albany nf
falrs were Immaterial.
The ruling shut out much testimony.
Barnes will not tnko tho stand until
next week. Thnt he mny bo the last
witness called for tho plaintiff's side, ns
a dramatic climax to close the testi
mony, wns Intimated. Ho hnd n scoro
of witnesses, Including former Governor
Odell, hero wnltlng to lc cnllcd.
Because of the long strain upon the
lawyers, orders of Justice Andrews short
ening tho hours of each day's session
went Into effect today, adjournment at
4 Instcnd of H o'clock being ordered.
The court may meet Saturday, however,
Instead of adjourning ns usual.
The shortened day nnd grcnt number
of Harncs witnesses, court attaches pre
dicted, might prevent conclusion of the
trial for another ten days.
When court convened. Justice Andrews
naked tho Jurors If thoy hnd read news
paper accounts of tho trial or talked with
any one, nnd upon receiving a general
denial, again warned them to nbstafn.
PRESIDENT "TOO BUSY"
TO SEE SUFFRAGISTS
Prominent Women of This City
Turned Away at White
House Leaders Incensed.
Suffrage circles were stirred today when
It was learned that President Wilson,
pleading lack of time, had refused to
meet several prominent Philadelphia suf
fragists who went to Wnshlngton to nsk
him to receive a delegation of 100 suf
fraglsts In Philadelphia after his addrcHS
fo 4000 newly naturalized citizens In Con
vention Hall here, next Monday night.
Olrs. Laurence Lewis, Jr., nnd Mrs. Harry
l.owenburg were In tho party which
c.iiled nt tho White Houso this morning.
The President declined to rccolvo them.
He sfnt word that ho was too busy.
Although not so stated at the White
House. It Is understood In Washington
that the President feels that he ban al
ready mnrie his position clear nnd that
ho does not care to dlccuss suffrage
Several local suffragists were deeply In
censed when tho news of the President's
refusal was flashed over the wire.
"I think It Is the most Inconsistent thing
I hnve evi-r heard," one suffrage speaker
remarked. "To think that the President
of tho United States can readily tnko the
time to come more than 100 miles to ad
dress 4C10 newly naturalized citizens, and
et he cannot grant a flvo mMitcs' audi
ence to a body of some of the most splen
did women of the United States.
"1 dare say If women had the ba.lot
the result might not be rpille the same."
Tho cnllers at the White House, whrii
the President's "lack of lime" message
was brought to them, said they had
plenty of time to wait and established a
guard In the anteroom. Mrs. Lewis, Jr.,
and Mrs. Lowenburg snld they were de
termined to know why the President
could not see the Philadelphia suffragists
for a tow minutes when In this city next
Monday. The President, It is said, has
nlrendy sent n letter refusing to see them
after his address here.
Sale of Edge Property Denied
ATI-ANTIC CITY, May C.-Real estate
representatives of Senator Walter E.
Edgo today Issued a positive denial of
reports that Edgo had sold his recently
acquired homo site on the beach front, at
Ainany nvenue, to jonn wnnamakcr, of
that when he pulled up a lamppost and
thrww it over his shoulder he was not
aware of what ho was doing, He hap a
vaguo recollection of picking up some
thing carelessly with his right hand and
carrying It along. It appears, however,
from the police records that Piggy has
been a kleptomaniac for some time. He
has a mania for taking things which are
heavy. His official name Is Joseph Mc
Devltt, and It was due to his falling for
stealing Iron, the police say, that ho
gained the name "Piggy." But this
specific case concern the larceny of the
lamppost. It had been Inactive for some
time and lay loosely against a wall on
"Piggy" feared that It would fall and
hit some youngster on the head, so he
shpuldered It and carried It toward a
Junk shop. But Special Policeman Stan
ley saw him struggling along- the street
with the burdensome prize anjj brought
him. to the Front and Westmoreland
streets station for an explanation. As
paual, "Piggy" was somewhat dazed. He
declared that; It all seemed like a dream.
But Magistrate Campbell knows "Piggy"
and h happened to remember that
"Flggy'" dream ran to pig Iron.
"It's dangerous for kleptomaniacs to be
at large," he said, "and the city need
strong men like you to look after Us
"And I know what you're going; to ay,"
"What is it?" asked the Judge.
"Two months In the House ol Correc
tion,' rpnea in prisoner.
LIFE Olt DEATH FOR
DoaatE iithhiiit rebts
WtTU TJtDSp IS MEH
Foreman-, David Bernard, tailor,
ISIS Wood street.
Ao, & Joseph McQucMn, carpen
ter. 1S31 Columbia avenue.
Xo. A Alexander Oilllcs, weaver,
2T 00 North .1th street.
No. Andrew I.owery, painter,
tt08 South 50th street.
Xo. .5 Frederick Write, Jr., con
fectioner, 5818 Christian street.
Xo. 6 Charles It, Ittpos, brick
layer, l0l Marvlne street.
Xo. 7Ocornc Ernhnrdt, sales
man, 18S!) Thompson street.
Xo. 8 James Uaaocrttl, driver,
S600 Wharton street.
Xo. 9Adolph Shlck, truss-maker,
S5I0 Lcc street.
Xo. to Theodore Morris, clerk,
158." Oiford street.
Xo. 11 Harry llatcttth, foreman,
307t Cedar street.
Xo. 1Z Henry Olbson, printer,
&10S Xorlh Slh street.
MILLER FACES JURY
IN MURDER TRIAL
Continued From Pane One
cause ho was Intimately acquainted with
the proprietor of Mnnecly's snloon. 6th
and Jaoksoh streets, who la a cousin of
the dead detective Prom hlB conversa
tions with tho saloonkeeper he snld ho
had formed an opinion, hut would disre
gard It should ho bo chosen as a Juror.
Ho wnsn't given a chance.
When tho 12th Juror had taken his seat
in tho Jury box, Court Crier Hart rend
tho Indictment charging the prisoner
with tho death of Tucker. It wns snld
that tho case of the Commonwealth
would bo based on tho killing of Tucker
alone, because this would be sulllcicnt
to send Miller to tho electric chair.
Miller's confession will not bo used at
the trial, as nil confessions of this sort
arc barred according to law.
Wearing the samo shabby bluo suit and
soft shirt and, collar that he woro when
arrested at tho Torrcsdalc station tho
morning after the murder, nnd carrying
his cap In his hands, tho prisoner was
led to the dock shortly, after the court
convened at 10 o'clock. A rrnnlng of
necks followed his nppcaranco nt tho
door of the prisoners' cage, nnd several
hundred palra of eyes followed him as
he walked to the brass-railed dock.
Miller did not lift his eyes after he
took his neat In the dock until he wns
called upon to stnnd by the crier Just
before tho calling of the venuemen.
Ho snt sullenly, with one hand playing
about his face, pulling at his lip or rub
bing his cheek. -.
The court room wns crowded with
curious spectators nnn witnesses beforo
the opening of tho case. The two front
rows of chairs on one side of tho room
were filled with women witnesses for
The entire morning sitting was occupied
with tho selection of tho Jury. By noon
7 were chosen and IS challenged. Only
one of these wns challenged by the Com
monwealth. The first venireman wan Bennett. After
stntlng that he had formed an opinion
as to the guilt or Innocence of tho prisoner
he was excused.
Bernard Langsdorf, laborer, of 333
Noith Uth street, was challenged per
emptorily by tho defense. Ho said he
rend nothing of tho case nnd had never
discussed It. The pcrcmptor chnllcnge
w.ib malle after Judge Ralston refused
to sustain a challenge for cause when
I.nngsdorf stated that he wns slightly
deaf Michael Dunn, electrician, of 51.1
.dorse street, who stated thnt he had
met Dctectlvo Tucker nt tho 40th Ward
Republican Club on several occasions,
was peremptorily challenged by the de
fense. HEAVY BLOWS DEALT
TO CARMAN DEFENSE
Continued Prom Page Onn i
bribery came after an hour's grilling on
the Btand by Attorney Levy. Mrs. Car
man's attorney had been trying to shake
the maid's story of tho events that hap
pened right after Mrs. Bailey was shot.
But ho failed. He brought out the fact
that a Negro named Hicks, a Burns
detective, had first got licr to tell the
true story to the authorities. Thu.,
when he turned her over to District At
torney Smith the latter's first question
was nbout Hicks.
Levy objetted. Smith told Justice
Blackmar that ho would piove that
Hicks, on behalf of tho defense, had
tried to bribe the Coleman girl to change
her testimony. Levy then admitted that
Hicks Is now and had been since tho first
trial In the employ of tho defense. He
had severed his connections with the
Levy withdrew his objection, nnd the
gill was allowed tn tell about Hicks. Sho
declared that the Negro camo to her In
Charleston, where bIio was working last
December. She snld ho told her that
Mrs. Carman would give her $300, and
would also give him some money If aha
would change her testimony. He told her
thnt she wouldn't have to come back to
tho trial nt all, sho snld, saying that
she could mako an affidavit beforo a
HIckB told her, according to the maid's
story, that If she would change her tes
timony he would marry her.
Attorney Levy, on cross-examination,
put Just one question to her:
"Did you write, to Mrs. Carman to find
out If this Hicks was really reprcBentlng
"No," she answered.
Toomer was the next witness called,
and after repeating Cella's story of the
shooting as Bhe told him, he Bald he ad
vised her "to keep It to herself."
During the luncheon recess. District
Attorney Smith told newspapermen tint
he expected later to Introduce mote
highly sensational evidence. He de
clared he would prove by dictagraph that
an attempt had been made to tamper
with one of his detectives.
Attorney Levy, when asked about the
Coleman girl's bribery charge declared
"It was alt news to me." He said he
had not decided whether to call Hicks to
the stand or not. With the testimony of
the maid the State rested Its case.
CHINESE WRITE WILSON
Penn Students Ask Sympathy in
Break With Japan.
Chinese Christian students at the Uni
versity of Pennsylvania, who obtained
Indorsements from students at Columbia
University, and Chinese merchants in
New York have sent to President Wil
son a request that he consider the China
Japan situation and give the sympathy of
the United States to the cause of China.
L. K. Kao, a post-graduate student; J,
'U. Ly, also of the post-graduate school,
and II. A- Pan, C. W. Chem and P, C,
I Jiu, of the Wharton School, are the stu
dents who signed the appeal. They plan
to send a delegation to urge the Chinese
Minister at Washington to advise unyield
ing attitude on the part of China.
TO AID W05IAN WORKERS
Bill to Replace Weekly Holiday With
Two Half Days,
HAItniSBURG. Hay 6.-A bill was
presented In the Senate today to give
women In certain lines of trade twg
half holidays a week Instead of one day
as provided by the woman employment
The workmen compensation bill were
passed by the Senate on second reading
and pent back to committee. A hearing
wii os. ana, procaDiy pa Tuesday, )
mrnfl - nCT. HAY 6
CONVENTION HALL SITE
TO BE DECIDED TODAY
Councils Also Will Take Action
on Other Matters of Consid
erable Public Interest.
Councils In session today will lake ac
tion on matters of considerable public In
terest. Asldo from transit tho solution
6f the question of whether Convention
Hall will be located In Fall-mount Park
or In the central part of the city prob
ably will depend on tho report mado to
Select Council today by tho Finance
Committee members of that branch on
tho ordinance to transfer tl.tI8.000 of
ntnllablo loan funds from tho Jurisdiction
of the Mayor to tho Fnlrmount Park
An open hearing wna held beforo tho
committee Inst week with advocates of
various sites presenting their nrgumenl.
The ordinnnco to transfer tho funds to
tho Park Commissioners already has
passed- Common Council. If It passes
Select Council today a park site for tho
hall Is certain.
Tho t,325,000 Councllmanlc loan for pub
lic Improvements will be passed by SMoct
Council. Common Council passed tho
mennnri, at tho last session. It will be
sent to tho Mayor for his approval or dis
approval nflor tho concurrence of the
Select branch today. The loan Is within
the limit nllowed Council to contrnci pui
llc debt without sanction of tho voters.
Mayor Blankenburg will net on several
ordinances pnsfed by both branches now
before him. The surplus npproprlnllon
ordtnnnce. distributing almost JI.OOO.OOO
nmong tho arloUs departments nnd
county ofllccs, contains Items aggregating
nbout $78,000 for about 7B now emplwes
for tho Municipal Court. Tho Mayor Is
expected to veto somo of those Items.
Tho ordinance to grant tho Roman
Cnthollc High School use of city-owned
land at !9th nnd Clearfield streets also will
bo returned to Councils. Tho land would
bo used by the school ns nn athletic field
and returned to tho city when needed, ac
cording to the terms of the ordinance.
Protests nnd Indorsements have been re
ceived by tho Mayor on tho proposition.
MAYOR ASKS COUNCILS
TO MEET PORTER'S NEEDS
Director of Public Safety Snys Essen
tial Supplies Arc Lnckinp."
Money Is needed Immediately for es
sential supplies for Institutions under the
direction of the Department of Puhllc
Snfcty, and In n message to Councils this
afternoon Mayor Blankenburg Inclosed
a communication from Director Porter.
who pointed out thnt more than Ji',000
would bo required to fill these needs.
Tho Mnyor expressed the hopo that nn
nmplo appropriation would bo made.
Attention of Councils also was called
to the fact that the National Association
for the Study and Prevention of Infant
Mortality had planned to hold Its nnnual
meeting hero In November. The Major
recommended nn npproprialon of W0
for the entcrtnlnment of guests and other
Ho also notified Councils that. In ac
cordance with the net of Assemblj-. pro
viding for the appointment of the Hoard
of Health everj- four years, he had re
appointed nil of the present members ns
follows: Dr. A. C. Abbott. Dr. James
M. Anders and John A. A'ogelson.
REPLACE ROTTEN HOSE,
SAYS MAYOR TO COUNCILS
Twenty-five Per Cent. Condemned in
Tests by Expert.
notion flro hose was the subject of two
letters cent to City Councils today by
Mayor Blankenburg. one from himself
nnd the other from Director Porter. Thnt
of tho latter official quotes tho report of
George W. Booth, Chief Engineer of the
Nntlonnl Board of Fire Underwriters, to
the effect that 17,030 feet of hose owned
by the city has been condemned as unfit
The condemnation followed tests of all
the hose more than three years old and
the proportion of the total owned by the
city thnt was condemned is 2.1 per cent.
Tho Mnyor expresses confidence In his
letter that Councils will wish to take
prompt action to renew tho equipment.
5107,500 ASKED OF COUNCILS
Additional Appropriation Requested
by Mayor for Care of Insane.
The need of nn additional appropria
tion of $107,500 for caro and maintenance
of the Insane In State Hospitals was
pointed out this afternoon In a messago
to Councils from tho Mnj-or. His mes
sage was accompanied by tho following
communication from Director Zlegler, of
the Department of Health and Charities:
"Last year appropriations for tho caro
and maintenance of tho Insane in Stnte
Hospitals were transferred from tho City
Commissioners to tho Department of
Public Health and Charities. In tho de
partmental estimates for 1015, wo In
cluded a request for JMO.OOO for this pur
pose. Of this, J1D0.OO0 wns npproprlutcd
by City Councils. The original request
did not Include payment for the Ilnul
quarter of 1911, as this was exnected tj
bo provided for by additional appropria
tions requested Inst year, which, how
ever, were not made. Accordlnulv. thu
appropriation for 1515 Is less by JKWO
man me amount wnicn win be needed
for this purpose during tho current
City Gets Million; Spends More
necelpts at the City Treasury during
the last seven days amounted to $1,019,
245.69, with payments during the same
period aggregating 11,331.331,15.. The bal
ance in the treasury last night, ex
clusive of the Sinking Fund account, was
TODAY'S MARRIAGE LICENSES
Hobert Mitchell. 3103 N. 23d Bt.. and Cath
erine V. Beacon, tttll W. wmsrd t.
Waller Q. MacParUnd, Jr., Oak xihe. and
Ueorgla M. Mitchell. OHO 'uorrls st. '
Michael Barna. niverton. N. J,, and Mary
Kutchnlr, 3310 N. Lawrence at. y
Kaam&r koiloujky, i-jo N. i'lat ., and
lioonlitawu. Jaaijnaka, Ml a. Front a!.
""y. a Bijhjrdaon.'TOt Preston t and
Annie M. McCauaand. 101 Preaton it.
niY;c'zyaaW.:a2,f'-J?n. Y,.A,der '," " M4ra
NiiwMn,aUcCUSifl1S13li,.UHnli,U " " '
"W12DCotton,,at.IS ata" "l'' and 'Ie'"a Jocla'
ii'r.a:y"a'a.ir..?,eu ' a
"SiSlfea.aVc'lSA a!.'" "' " '
FTancta II. Orennan, 3131 N. Broad at., and
Margaret McRodden. 2U)1 S. Broad all
ujamln Holden, J0 Tackawanna t., and
Florence Cooky. 1223 Allenrova at. '
Andrew Korathoffer. Jr., Camden, N. J., and
Anna. M. Haufmann, tttta a Cumberland t
Oeorge Garrett. 1S0T Katej L, and'lla?? lV
Taylor. 1018 Camae at. ' ""'
Oeorga Wllaon. 2336 Fawn at, and Helen J.r.
feraon. 1423 N. ISth at, n "
A New Book
3$ml)oQQV of Clotfjea
U iooe roa uia)
BEND FOR TOIIPUMENTART COPT
WILLIAM H. DIXON
Itll Walnut St. Philadelphia.
STATE CLUB WOMEN DISCUSS
CHILD WELFARE PROBLEMS
Convention Applauds Brumbaugh
Work on New Law.
POTT8TdWN( Pa . Mny 6.-More than
400 women from nearly all the. 20 counties
comprising tho Eastern District of the
Stnlo Federation, of Women 's Clubs of
Pennsylvania ntMnded Its conference in
Odd Felloafl' Tomplo hero today. Mrs.
Howell N. White, president of the Cen
tury Club, the locnl organization, macie
tho address of welcome, to which Mrs.
I. 11. O'llntrn, of West Philadelphia, vlco
president of the Kastern District, re
After the presentation of reports show
ing the healthy condition of the clubs In
the Eastern District, which number many
thousands In their membership, the moin
Ing session was devoted to addresses and
discussions on "The Conservation of thfl
Child." In view of tho passage of tno
child labor bill by Hie Legislature, each
club woman seemed eager to hear every
word and to applaud telling points and
nny references to Governor n"'nb,nURh.
Mrs. II. H. Hlriiey, of Philadelphia,
spnlto on "Tho Child In tho State '; Mrs.
Jcnnlo Grimth, of Haston. on "Tho Child
In the City"; Mrs. Wendell Bcbcr, or
Philadelphia, on "The Child In Educa
tion"; Mrs. W. Knowles nvans, of Ches
ter, on "The Child In tho Home.' These
nddresses were followed by a discussion
led bv Mrs. H. Gordon McCouch, of Phil
adelp'hla. The closing address was on
"Tho Child In Song." by Mis. Albert F.
Schmidt, of Philadelphia.
At tho nfternoon session a greeting was
received from the president of the State
Federation. Mrs. Samuel Semple, of Titus
vlllo. Athcrton Bronwcll read his "Tho
rnscen Kmplre" ond Mrs. Kdwln C.
Grlce, state chairman of the Pence Com
mittee, made nn address.
At the close of tho conferenco the club
women were given n reception nt the Hill
COUNCILS TO HURRY
TRANSIT LOAN BILLS
Continued rrnm Page One
111 their Judgment the best Interests of tho
city demand, from the highest bidder or
bidders, either by popular subscription or
by advertisement, at not less than par,
on tho faith and credit of tho city of
.Philadelphia, n sum or sums which In
the nggrcgatc shall not exceed six mil
lion (G.OOO.OCO) dollars, to he expended ns
provided for In the seconil section of this
"Section 2. The snld sum of six mil
lion (fi.000,000) dollars, authorized to be
bonnwed by tho llrst section of this ordi
nnnco Bhall be used toward the construc
tion of a subway railway In Broad
street, from Lcnguo Island to Olney
hvenue, with the necessary branch lines
northeast and northwest from Broad
street, nnd tho construction of nn ele
vated railway, from Front and Arch
st reels to Ithnwn street via Front street,
Kensington nicmic nnd Frank ford ave
nue to Ithnwn street.
Section 3. Interest on snld loan at a
rate not exceeding I per centum per an
num shall be paid by the city of Phila
delphia, half yunrl.v. on tho first days
of tho months of January and July, nt
tho office of the fiscal ngency of tho city
of Philadelphia. Certificates of tho said
loan shall bo In usual form. In such
amounts ns the lender mny require. In
the sums of one hundred (100) dollars and
Its multiples, In leglstcrcd or coupon
form, and It Bhnll bo cxpicssed In tho
said certificates that the loan therein
mentioned Is payable In SO years after
the date thereof, nnd that the principal
and Interest on said lonn are payable In
lawful money of the United States free
fiom nil tn.ves.
"Section 4. Whenever any loan shall be
created by virtue of UiIb ordinance, there
Is, by force of this oidlnance, nn nn
nual tax levied of six and onc-hnlf (6)
per centum on tho par value of such
certificates- so Issued to pay the Inter
est, also the principal, of such loan within
30 years, and thero Is hereby annually
appioprlated to the commissioners of tho
Sinking Fund, out of the tnx so collected,
a sum sufficient to pay the interest on
said loan, also the principal thereof,
within 30 years nnd as the same become
paj'able. The appropriation for interest
to be paid semiannually, and for the Sink
ing Fund quartcrlj-, to the said commis
sioners." $200,000 TO BE SPENT
ON PAVING OF STREETS
Councils' Highway Committee Au
Councils Highway Committee today
recommended the paving of streets In
various sections of the city, nt a cost of
approximately :00,000 from the funds of
tho 51,325,000 Councllmanlc loan and
$100,000 In previous loans. The designa
tion of asphalt, vitrified and wood block
paving for tho various streets will be
made later. The Btreets to be Improved
TO GRADE 80 STREETS
Much of $400,000 to Bo Spent in
Eighty streets In various sections of
tho city aro to be grnded from tho
J40O.O0O item in the 1.5:5,000 loan passed
flnnlly by Select Council today. The
Highway Committee of Councils reported
tho streets to be graded, many of which
nro in South Philadelphia below Oregon
nvenue, wheio development work In con
nectlou with railroad grade-crossing
elimination Is to be conducted. Fifteenth
fttreet Is to be graded from Oregon ave
nue to Blgler Btreet.
To Help Small Car Owner
The Fire and Police Committee of Conn,
ells approved an ordinance, this after
noon, authorizing the erection of gar
ages nlong alleyways and driveways 10
feet or more In width. This ordinance.
Introduced by John P. Connelly, Is In
tended to cnablo the man of moderate
means to build on his property a place
large enough to hold one automobile. The
garage must be of either brick or stone.
Alexander Foster, a retired Bteel manu
facturer, died at his home, 2418 Poplar
street, aged 76 yeare, Tuesday, Until his
retirement IS years ago, Mr, Foster waa
actively connected with the steel works
nt 24th and Spring Garden streets. For
more than 25 years he .was president of
the board of trustees of the Olivet Cove
nant Presbyterian Church, 22d and Mount
Vernon streets. ,JIr, Foster was also
prominent in Excelsior Lodge of Masons
and a member of the Mary Commandary,
Knights Templar, He la survived by a
wife, a son, Alexander, Jr.. and two
daughters, Mlsa Elizabeth Foster and
Mrs. Robert McCloy. The funeral Will be
from the home at i o'clock tomorrow.
Burial will bo In West Laurel Hill Cemetery,
Owing to the Dcatk of
MR. CHARLES PIERS ON
Vice President of Jacob Rced'fl Sons
Our Store Will Be Closed Friday, May 7tk
Jacob Reeds Sons
1424-1426 CHESTNUT STREET
Committee Offers Private fif
to Jixecutivc, vvno will
a nnvaio car ana tn .i..
choosing his own guests to nil u
offered to Mayor Blankenburg today ;
-- - ..ivia-
ctcLi iuuiii;iiifmu vnanes Sertr
Charles Hall, chief clerk ot Select A
ell. called on the Mayor and bi-..t
the formal Invitation to occompB.,fg
Councllmanlc "Guard of Honor" tJ
trip to San Francisco with the ijkEB
Bell. It was understood that th.a mM
-n,,l4 nn,nl ll.n iHl.Nnlla. - IM
Tho accommodations ofTer,i i.t.
Councllmcn Include a nrk-ni . '.C
enough tn entertain 12 or 15 gutsbj, 3
would be attached to Councils' ..SB
train. It was reported that tho giieifflM
be the Directors of city dcpartrn.i:B
An extension of tho crack in iu.
crty Hell of nearly six Inches beyoojM
end nf the former nnnlnc- v. u. u wifaB
covered. The new split is wg$
only by tho use of a magnifying JC
but It la none the less certnln 7S
Ono of tho most prominent metallniJlB
experts In tho city has made an exeM.71
tlon of the bell, and his announSeS
that tho bell's resistance has been -jrti,
weakened comes on the eve nf lit i
mllo trip to the Panama-Pacific EjctwuiiuM
at San Krnticlsco and return. Thsat.r'S
cry Is nil the moro startling In ihate
t-ry prcpaiations to Insure the safnV
extension of the crack, showing thit'KH
slightest vibration or shock has somtVal
feet on tho bell, it will have manystej
anu vinrntionB to go through In a WOtaeB
....... ...r ...,. -vu.
Lnst Sundny the clapper of the UbwJ
Hell was removed and thero was eruM
within the hell a. steel "spider," a friS
work clamped to tho Interior with Uttl
tontlon of preventing tho widening of 3
old crack by tho Jolts and Jars -of S
trip. When the work of placlnt S
"spider" In the bell was followed by ui
examination made by tho enulneer'tS
fears for the boll's safety were cnhinoT
It was found thnt the extension. vT..
crack Into the belt's crown had mouiiuM
,mi n.i.M. ;?
PRIVATE ELECTRIC PLANTS "i
URGED AT CONVENTIOJ
Expert Says Companies Misrcprcsw
Real Cost. '
Tlie relative cheapness of IndepejJ
ently Installed electric lighting is)
power plants over the large central ptaeu
was shown by C. M. nipley, a coniijv
ing eiecincai engineer, or New, Toft
nt this morning's session of the m
nnnual convention of tho National air.
elation of lloslery nnd Underwear Mri
ufacturcrs, at tho First Hoglmcnt Aro
orj Broad nnd Cnllowhlll streets. Ji
m nininl. ..-.- ,i . Ml
that tho large plants which dUUrlbtfr
electric power to consumers are mlsliij.
Ing the public by their ndvertlseratt!
An Investigation inndo by hlmsdfib
New York, Philadelphia nnd other Eatfl
crn cities, ne said, revealed tho fact U
hundreds of persons have Installed thdi
own electric plants because they tu
make their own electricity more cheiplr
than they can buy It from compaulei
Of 151 buildings In New York. 6J pa
cent, generate their own electricity, td
In Philadelphia. In the 5th, Sth and 14
ards, 71 per cent, make their own di
trlcltj', ho said. V
"Tho henpecked husband Is fully
veloped only north of the Mnson aal
Dixon IJne," said C C Parlln, of .III
Curtis Publishing Company. In an !
dress on "Merchandising Hosiery an'd Vtr
dcrwear." "Tho Northern woman dl
most of the shopping, not only for iu
children, but also for her husband. -E!u
orders his suits, from which he selfti
the one he likes. She buys his tles.fi
the South tho sexes are more Indeptl
ent. a man nvould not dream of allot.
Ing his wife' to select his wearlnr W
parel, and It Is 'bad form' for a swuS-
heart to buy her lover a tie."
WARNS CROOKS FROM CAMDE.H
Judge Boyle Tells Philadelphia Pri
oner It Isn't "Healthy" There.
Philadelphia crooks today were wsnwS
to stay on the west bank of the Pelfr
ware river. Tho Jersey side Is "o
healthy" for them, according 10 Judp
Boyle, of the Camden Criminal Court'
"Haven't you Philadelphia croon
learner! thnt vmt i-nn'i nnmp nerofi ttl
river?" he asked William McFarlanA'S,
years old, of 1500 South Water street, urn
city, who was accused of robbery, '
means sure punishment If you are caultt
I sentence you to from three to itwj
years In the penitentiary." j&
False Fire Alarm Puzzles FiremMj
A freak fire alarm, sounded from 'til
nlarm box In tho car barn of the PM
delphla Rapid Transit Company at Ja
and Dauphin streets this morning, broop
to tho barn a horde of firemen, IncIudfcT
Deputy Chief Ross Davis and BattaUa
Chiefs Meaklll and Huntley, from WJ
stations In the vicinity. When the M-,
men arrived they found everything are,
and no fire. An examination was mis
of the fire box at the barn. The tf
was found Intact, which ordinarily "M-1
have had to be broken to sound an UW
The firemen are In a quandary as to Mj
the false alarm was given. ' J
f WATFD ol
Afilc for it at Cafe,
Club or Restaurant
Erem the famous Whit Rock
Mineral Bprinira. Waukeaha,