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EVENING MBGEB-PHILADELPHIA, SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 19X6.
IN WORLD'S HISTORY
OPENS HERE TODAY
Convention Hall the Scene of
an Unparalleled Display
of Rare and Beautiful
WONDERFUL IN VARIETY
The biggest flower bIiow the world lim
er known opened In litis city nt 2
o'clock Ihls afternoon, when otnclntR of
the Society of Ainerlcnn Florlstn and
Ornamcntnl Horticulturists threw open
th doom of Convention Hnll to the flowrr
Jot era of Philadelphia and those nf other
cltlea who have come here Tor the occasion
Those who lslted the exhibition totl.iv
ere amazed at the wilderness of
blooms and tho rlchncM of the franrance
which will Rreel them as they enter Ton
ventlon Hall. Thousands of ro'cs, some
of them Browlnir over elaborate trollies
and perRolas, ten-! of thousands of car
nations and countlcsi daffodils are hanked
(talnt endless seat of other loss plenti
ful blooms. Thoro are rare orchids by
the score, exqulsltr palms and follam?
plants and other wonders too numerous
The present flower show Is the fourth
staged by the Society of Amerlcun Klor
Ists and Ornamental Horticulturists.
The first was held In N'ew York In 100".
and at three-year Intervals they wcro
presented In lloston and ChlcaBo 1'ach
exhibition Tiai excelled Its predecessor,
and the pro-tent ihow breaks all rec
ords In the number of exhibitors and
exhibits, In costliness, beauty, arrange
ment and magnitude The prlrcs awarded
amount to J2B.O0O, a sum which la man
thousands of dollars larger than has ever
figured In an cxent of this nature
The stage of Convention Hall had
licen extended, nnd ftom It the opening
exercises of the Flower Show was
conducted. There was adresses by IJ.
T Stotesbury. Congressman J. Hampton
Mooro and other Congressmen, who ac
companied him from Washington to at
tend the cercmon. U J. Cattoll. city
statistician, and other prominent Phlln
dclphlans Among those who have prom
ised to attend and who was Invited
to speak are- John Wanamaker. Itc
celvcr of Taxes W". Frccland Kcndrick;
John Grlbbel, president of the t'nlon
League; ex-Cloernor Kdwin S. Ktunrt,
Justice Umory A Walling. City Treas
urer William McCoach. Xiitlun T Fol
well. Charles F Calwell. Senator Kdwin
II. Vare and Congressman Willinm S.
This Is 'Tlose Garden Da" at tho Xu
tlonal Flower Show Three exhibitors
havo entered the competition for $1200
In prizes which wero awarded this
arternoon. and each has concerted his i
plot of 600 square feet of floor since
mm a magic cioisierea roi.o sanctuary
laden with tho choicest of blossoms
In addition to these there are plots of
200 square feet, each filled with grow
ing plants, to which a first prize of 200
and n second prize of $100 were awarded
Other features among the roso exhibits
included ever Mirlety of rose bush
known. There were ramblers climbing
ffracefully over arbors and cut roses of
ovcry description. Generous prizes wcro
awarded In ench class.
An Idea as to the magnitude of tho
flower show is derhed from a glance
at the list of exhibits. Theie are about
S000 of them, and smiio are staggeilng.
In the carnation exhibition, for instance,
there Is a competition for a number of
prizes for groups showing not less thnti
1000 blossoms and not more than lf.OO.
Kach of the exhibitors Is showing the
maximum number, and there are no less
than 12,000 blooms figuring in this class
TFA GAIIDCN- FCATimn.
Another feature of tho flower show Is
the tea garden, which is seen upon the
left erf the main entrance to Convention
Thomas frolnd, of Naharlt, Mass.'
Charle II Tdtty, of Madison, N, J"
Adolph Farenwald. of itoslyn, Pa ; Will
lam P Craig, of this city, and Patrick
Welch, of Boston.
Hall. It la to be conducted every afti
nobn and evening; until thd show close
ori April i, and will be under the manage
ment of a different organisation twice
every 'day This afternoon It la In tho
hahds of the Flower Market, ttf which
Mrs. George G Meade Large Is chairman,
while this evening tho Civic Club will be
In charge, with Mrs. Wendell Tteber offici
ating. The proceeds from the tea garden
will be devoted to charily.
A rant rsiltertlon of boxwoods and
trained jews has been placed at the right , Tho outcome of nn operation In whhh
of the main entrance. Mnlng the front nearly a pint of blood was sacrificed by
of the exhibition space are six specimens , n friend and Infused Into the veins of a
of trained boxwoods more than 100 enrs man In the Pennsylvania Hospital Is being
old. Knch Is cut fantastically At the ' anxiously awaited today,
back of the space are six trained yews The man under trentment is William
which are oen older than the boxwoods , lohnson. lit years old. of the Itinimucli
.Mission Locust sireci near nun. nnn tno
GIVES BLOOD TO SAVE FRIEND
Outcome of Moot! Transfusion Anx
iously Awaited by Physicians
friend Who jesterday willingly made the
sacrifice ts Harry Fisher, of S4 Itace
street. Johnson was tnlien to the hospital
sexeinl days ago. suffering from anemia.
Physlrlans believe he will recover.
SMITH APPROVES CONTRACTS
Mayor Sanctions Plans for Byberry
Contracts awarded by Director
Department of Health
erection of a heat
ing and powei plant at B berry were
today npproed by Mayor Smith
The main contract In connection with
the work goes to the Charles 13. Mond
Company nt their estimate of $76,223
The second largest part of the work will
bo done b the J T Buchanan Com
pany nt a cost to tho city of $37,270
For tho fish fancier there arc man
aquariums where tho rarest fish of exeiy
description arc to be seen. Silver cups,
medals nnd ribbons will go to the owners
of the successful entries The judging in
this class will be done today
nery afternoon nnd evening a 42-plece
band, under the direction of Silas IJ.
Hummel, will play from the piatrorm oi
Ten other societies are working with
the Society of American Florists nnd Or
namental Horticulturists In staging the
EM.. An Ul.n... Tl.nl- n frt Ihrt lVllllMVl
x aula Ho'rtlcuiturnl Soelotj, the American ; Knisen. of the pern
Hose Society, tho American Carnation So- and f haritles for the
clety, the Florists' Club, of Philadelphia;
the American Sweet Pea .Society, the
American Gladiolus Society, tho National
Association of Gardeners, the American
Dahlia Society, tho Chrjsanthemum So
ciety of America and the Floilsts' Tele
A series of lectures Is to be delivered
at Convention Hnll during the flower
show. This evening W. N. lludd, of Chi
cago wilt speak on "Home Grounds," and
on Monila iliciinru iioine oi uiensiuc,
Pa. will deliver an address on "IIolK
Gardens"; In the evening Prof. IJ. A
White, nf Cornell Cnlversltj. will deliver
his famous lecture on "Orchids " Among
others who will deliver nddrosses next
week are Ilobert Plc. of West Grove.
Pa , Frank N Meyer, of the Department
of Agriculture at Washington ; J. Otto
Thllow, of this cltj . J Horace McF.irland,
president of tho Ametlcan Civic Associa
tion: Arthur Cowee. of Ucrlln. New York:
Max Schllng, of New York city ; Miss
Caro Miller, of the llureau of Ilducation.
of this city . Itlcluird Vincent, president
of the American Dahlia Soclctj : Miss
I llzabcth I-olghtoii I.ee. nf Ambler. Pa .
and 14 I.. Wilde, of State College. Pa '
The olllcers of the Society of American
Florists und Ornninentnl Horticulturists
for 1916 nre Daniel Mncltorle. of San
Francl3co. Cul . president; H C Kerr, of
Houston. Tex. vice picsldont: John
Young, of Now York city, secretary : W.
F Kastlng V Y . treasurer The commit
tee In charge nf tho Flower Show com
prises1 George Asmus of Chicago chair
man , John Young of N'ew A'of I. city ;
William F Kastlng. of Buffalo, N Y. ;
nix to eight years, are nil pupil Of the I
Overbrook School. 62d street nnd I.eba- f
non avenue the school "where Olajfon '
used to go to." They nra Frftnk Brlkgs,
of 6003 kansdowno avenue; William
Durns, of 1440 North Redfield street. Al-
men Tcmeron, of 1028 North 61st street!
Vfrnrin Millfnrtl. nf 1741 Mnrlh flUt alt-nut ! I
Gardiner Russell, of 1640 North Kdce- !
wood street, and William Schuler, of 164?
North Edgewood street.
Tho Itev. C. Kdgar Adamson, pastor of
nimpson Memorial church, conducted the
services at the dead boy's home. In
terment was made In Arlington Cemetery.
HOY'S CHUMS PALLHEAKERS
Lads Carry Body of 8-ycar-oId Play
mate to Hearse
Six little phiMiiatcs of .1 Clayton Cul
beitson. who died in the West Philadel
phia Homeopathic Hospital of Injuries re
ceived last Monday, when he was run
down by an nulotruck. cnirleil his little
body from his home, 1033 North Fdge
wood street todav Into a hearse
Tho pallbearers, ranging In age fioni
h a Lina aim rLimuo
i for Grounds and Gardens
Yi "pjKnn Is a book every home-owner
J-l nnd garden lover should hove.
s. It was written for ue by Mr Her-
y. belt Duiand. In order to give help-
n ful Information strictly from the
V mnalrui-'st point of view. It Is
k benutlfully lllustrnted and tells
( briefly and plainly how you can
Y plan and plant your own grounds
nnd gardens fit perfect taste nnd
', have beautiful flowers every day
f- for tnblo nnd room decoration.
r. From the hundreds of trees, shrubs
ana uow-ering plants listed in con.
sec uic uuigcuus Ruse uaiuens
and the thousands of other magnificent plants in the
National Flower Show
which opens at 2 o'clock today in
Broad Street and Allegheny Avenue
fusing catnlogs nnd garden books,
It picks the silct and Inexpensive
few that you mti have and will
Ho most. It shows by simple
diagrams how to group and plant
them nnd tells how to make them
t'ltins and Wants" Is of special'
injur to owners of average town or
illy lots, and of suburban places
up to one aero In area.
VVc will send a coy to any mlrircM
posttnld. for '-'. rents (stnmps nr sllvrri
iiinl If mhi return the onvclope to us, wo
will nirepi II d ttooil for nil c"nls nn
ntn order iiliiouiitlnff tn 12 .VI nr more
THOMAS MEEHAN & SONS
Titf I'.oj.rri .Viirflrnitint of Amrrtrn
0714 Chew Street (flcriniintoivn),
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THIS Is Philadelphia's first National Flower Show Philadelphia's firt .
portuntty to see thousands upon thousands of tho most wonderfullv ntt
richly colored and hitrhly perfumed roses, orchids, sweet nen i.iiit oail
nations, etc., over assembled assembled nrtisUcally in a veritable fairvUnj
beauty. A National Flower Show is really indescribable, it is so iinim. ii
fascinating. Come see these rare plants, together with a notable exhihH
beautiful fish. " M
$25,000 WORTH OF PRIZES
more than was ever offered k.
fore ntn National Flowe? Sno
which means that this ehow wl
have the biggest and best collection
of flowers over gatherod undeVta!
roof in America, "'
Open to April 2
Admission, 50 cents.
Muote Illustrated Ltcturtt,
NATIONAL FLOWER SHOW
urt cordlallj lnl(ctl to t onm anl
' thr Iwnutlful
Prima Donna Rose
irow Inc at North Vn U h n hen
tho two largest IndtvMuat Krcen
hounci In thu world um luiattd
The Florex Gardens
North Wales, Pa.
Traina leave Itcadlnc Terminal.
Ith i. Mnrket Hts Phlla.. "30.
h to, IP 3U A. M . 1!, 1 : 3 I
The Dreer Exhibit
At the National Flower Show
March 25th to April 2d
will be of especial interest to the amateur, fie sure to see
Dreer's Rose Garden
which will contain hundreds of Garden Roses in full bloom.
The Water Lily Pool
will be filled with the choicest sorts in bloom, while the beds of
Spring Blooming Bulbs
will cjntair. a complete collection of the lineat Hyacinths. Tulips and
J-f&nrr A Hroor 714"16 Chestnut Street
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THIS IS FLOWER SHOW WEEK
See the Show, Then Take Home a Bunch of Flowers
From One of These Reliable Florists
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Keystone, Race 310)
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131 South Broad St.
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The All-Steel "Olympian" and Columbian Trains Now
Operated Electrically Over the Rocky Mountains
Progress has no age. Onward is ever the slogan of railway construction, operation and efficiency. In
this forward movement electricity challenges the supremacy of steam, and on the Scroll of Time the
year 1916 marks the dawn of the electrical era in railroading-and the accomplishment of a definite step
to conserve the world's energies. It is particularly fitting that "The St. Paul Road' which since its
inception has been identified with great pioneering achievements, should have been able to carry through
to definite accomplishment the dreams and aspirations of engineers and scientists by the electrification of
440 miles of its mam line through a region demanding the utmost of energy and efficiency in locomotives.
440 Miles of Main Line Electrified
The electrified district is that of the Great Continental Divide,
extending from Harlowton, Mont., to Avery, Idaho, a distance
of 440 miles. (115 miles, from Three Forks to Deer Lodge,
now in operation.)
World's Mightiest Locomotives
The electric locomotives which pull "The Olympian" and
"The Columbian" over the mountain divisions are the most
powerful built. They are 112 feet long and weigh 284 tons.
They require no coal or water, run at an even speed, are
thoroughly dependable in all temperatures, penetrate the
heaviest snow drifts with comparative ease, are smokeless
Power from Mountain Streams
The power used to operate the electric locomotives is ob
tained from mountain waterfalls instead of from coal marking
a definite step to conserve the world's resources. This power
in 100,000 volts alternating current, is delivered to the 14 sub
stations of the railway and there transformed to 3,000 volts
direct the current used by the locomotives. This is the high
est voltage direct current adapted for railway workin the world.
One of the scientific marvels is regenerative braking, by
which the train on down grades, instead of consuming elec
tricity, actually produces it while traveling onward, and by
which at the same time, the speed of the train is kept under
This is the first use of direct current regenerative braking.
It provides maximum safety, eliminates wheel, brakeshoe
and track wear and overheating, insures a unifora speed and
recovers from 25 to 52 of power.
More Efficient Operation
With electrification has come more efficient and economical
operation; a better maintenance of schedules; the practical
elimination of vexatious delays due to bad weather;' smoother
riding caused by greater evenness of speed; enhanced com
fort due to greater cleanliness, and a pronounced improve
ment of the view from car window and observation platform.
uwing to ireeaom irom smoke and cinders.
Chicago, Milwaukee & St Paul Railway
The advantages of electrification, added to the superb equipment and luxurious appointments of "The Olympian" and
The Columbian," tte renowned person service of the employees, the splendid physical condition of the road and the
extent and variety of-the scenery makes the "St. Paul" more than ever the road of efficiency, mfortnd charm.
Remember this fact when planning your next trip to the Pacific Northwest. "wy. wmuwt uu .."
BookM giving complete infotmatlon free on request.
G. J. LINCOLN, General Agent, 818 Chestnut 5t Philadelphia, Pa.