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Widespread Speculation Hero
on Character of New Dis
covery Which Italian Is
Said to Have Made
CONJECTURE OF EXPERTS
What Phita. Fliers "Think"
Marconi's Invention May Be
A method of giving power and
light to ncroplnnes nnd dirigibles
in midair by use of wireless.
A way of setting o(T- concealed
bombs in ship3 at sea.
A new stabilizing of air craft by
wireless. A method of communi
cation between ncroplnnes in nir,
A method by which aerial tor-
fiedocs can be controlled in the air
n a similar way torpedoes ore con
trolled in the water.
Ougllelmo Marconi's latest Invention,
just announced by dispatches (rgm Paris,
an Invention which It Is predicted will
revolutionlzo the operation of aeroplanes
and dirigibles In war times Is tho sub
ject of much conjecturo on tho part of
The dispatches announce that Mnrconl,
tho Inventor of tho wireless telrRrnph,
has Just perfected a special apparatus
which Is destined to niaho n sensational
chaiiRo In operation of air craft. No par
ticulars aro given.
Baron Haldeman von Fleyclmcsiy, ono
of tho directors of tho Aero Club of Penn
sylvania and himself an aviator of note,
when told of the new Invention said:
"I nm suro thero can ho no now prin
ciple of aviation, but It I". posBlblo that
this Invention to which tho dispatches re
fer, may bo ono by which Marconi can
furnish power to tho ncroplanes or diri
gibles by uso of tho wireless. That means,
too", that light for powerful searchlights
could bo furnished by tho wireless as
well. Theso searchllghtB could bo used
at night In locating tho enemy. The lights
could bo turned oft nnd tho neroplanes
change their course In tho darkness,
"Then, too, tt might bo that by tho use
of wireless tho aeroplanes could set off
bombs which had previously been secreted
In boats on tho ocean," ndded tho Baron.
"Tho waves from a wireless go out In nil
directions, so It Is not at nil necessary
for tho aviator to know In what part of
tho Bhlp tho bomb might bo. It could go
'within two miles of tho boat nnd set off
tho bomb by tho uso of wireless. This
,nay bo what Marconi has Invented. Of
courso nono of us know. It seems tho In
dention Is being kept a secret ns much as
John B. Kunklc, also a member of tho
Aero Club of Pennsylvania and a member
of several Important committees of tho
club, suggests that tho Marconi invention
may deal with a new method of wireless
by which It will bo possible for aeroplanes
or dirigibles to communicate with each
other when In mldnlr. At present com
imunlcatlon with tho ground Is possible
but receiving nnd taking orders from
planes In the air Is not a success.
Mr. Kunklo also suggests that the new
Invention may have something to do with
tho control of a stabilizing appnratus by
uso of tho wireless. This method, he says,
might make aviation safer.
Clarcnco P. Wynno, another member ot
tho Aero Club of Pennsylvania, suggests
that the now Marconi Invention may be
a. method by which aerial torpedoes may
be controlled in tho air by tho use of
wireless. He says ho realizes It sounds
impossible, but adds that torpedoes nre
controlled under water, nnd It Is likely
thnt causing torpedoes to go through tho
air In certain waya Is possible also.
NURSERY AIDS MOTHER
Two Children of Poor Widow Ad
mitted to Institution
The hustlo nnd bustlo nttendlng n $10,
.000 campaign did not for a mlnuto delay
the managors of tho Franklin Day Nur
sory today In saving n home from disrup
tion. Tho campaign work was halted long
enough today to tako Into tho Institution
two little children, for whoso support their
mother Is unablo to provide.
"My husband died soveral months ngo,"
said tho young mother, "and I can earn
only JG.50 a week. I cannot food or clothe
the children, and I had decided to part
with them by placing them In a State In
stitution. Then a friend told mo of you
The children wero Immediately regis
tered and given good, nourishing food.
The nursery, managed by a group of so
ciety women, has raised nearly half of tho
510,000, Booths In department stores aro
selling 10-cent membership cards, while
many contributions aro being received by
Mrs. George Qulntard Ilorwitz, president
of the nursery, at her home, 1721 Walnut
street. The nursery could provide for 100
children with $10,000, whereas only GO
can be cared for under Its present Income.
MIUIEST "Come to Bohemia." with Dalsle
Irvlnsv Walter Ferctvnl, Alice Haserman
and Frlta Williams. A musical comedy of
mediocre Interest capably done.
WALNUT "Damaged Goods." Eugene
Brleux'a aocloloslcal play, receritly produced
by nichard Dennett.
BROAD "The UUla Minister," with Maude
Adams. The famous play or Scotch life by
xi.. Tlarrle, telling; of the prankn of
M".d,Pabbe- Special matinee of "Peter
IrniC ''a World of rieaiure," with Clifton
Crawford und Conroy and I Marie. A
Winter Oardcn Show with muslo by Horn
berr, words by Atterldse and Halted by
J. C. Hoffman.
ADBLPIII "Nobody Home," with Lawrence
Grossmlth. A musical comedy from the
Ansio-Amerlran Allies. Oooil music, fair
"book," excellent comedy from Qrossmltli.
aAnniCIT "It Paya to Advertise." with
I-ouIm Drew, Orant Mitchell and lien John
son. A novel farce with much fun In It.
BTANLET Friday and Saturday. "Ben
Blair," with Dustln Farnum.
ARCADIA All week. "The Habit of Happi
ness." with Douglass Fairbanks. A Tri
angle Fine Arts comedy,
PA IACE Friday and Saturday, "For the De
fense," with Fanny Ward.
VICTORIA Friday and Saturday. "The Wall
Iletween," with Francis X. Bushman and
Beverly Bayne. '
CROSS KKTS First half of the week. Ward
Da Wolf 4 Co.. In "The Mummy and the
Maid"; Frank Monell, Phllbrlck and Da
Wall, six Harmonists, Walton and Jolson.
The Wonder Kettle.''
ai-DBB ."'Solomon the di-eat." Barney Will,
lama and girls, the Four Hurley Olrli, Mar
lorte Fairbanks and company, the Rosa
Henu Troupe. Don Flatl. Lew Ward. Mat
tally. Pingree and tympany, Wilson and
Kltch. Zeda and Hoot.
GRAND Bobby Heath In his revue: Mr. and
Mra. George Allison In ''Minnie From Min
nesota." Four Gordon Highlanders, Tom
(llllen. monologue Ben and Iiaxel Mann.
RIq and Norman.
KEITH'S Valeria Bercere Co. In "Little
Ohuk .Blossom," Wilbur Mack and Nella
WgCer In "A Pair ot Tickets." I .addle
Cjlt Kate minora and Sam William.
'N'ango Shoes." Edna Showalter, Lucy Oll
Utt. Warren Templetou, California Orange
Packer and Sells Tribune pictures.
KNICKERBOCKER "The Thief " a drama
by Ilenrt lirusteln. with tiw Knickerbocker
Player. Emily Smiley und John Warren In
the leading rules
JUIKIIK'AN A Woman' Way " The Ar
ro player in Gra George' comedy uc
.crjs with Ituth Robinson and Gorc Ar
uau in the I adlns role
PI UONT3- Dumoni a Minstrel. In satires
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Magnificent Structure in West Philadelphia Under
going Demolition by Wrecking
The historic Clark mansion nt 4 2d nnd
Locust streets, for 45 years ono of tho
most mngninccnt homes In this city, Is
being torn down to make way for Im
provements. Work on tho destruction of
tho old house, which occupies a block of
about eight ncres. bounded by 4 2d, 43d.
Locust nnd Spruce streets, began two
weeks ago by the Philadelphia Wrecking
and Contracting Company, nnd It Is ex
pected thnt It will tako two months moro
to complete tho project becnuso of the
solid construction of the building.
Tho famous houso, which has been n
landmark to residents of West Philadel
phia, was occupied by Clarcnco Clark,
formerly of K W. Clark & Co., bankers.
Mr. Clark was tho donor of Clark Park,
43d stroct nnd Chester nvcnuo, to tho
city. Tho houso was built 45 years ngo
nt a cost of $300,000, a great part of tho
material having been Imported from Eu
rope for Its construction. Tho houso Is
of brownstone, thrco stories In height,
with n tower.
Hardwood floors, hand-carved mahog
any paneling, six feet high nround most
of tho rooms: stained glass windows, said
by art dealers to bo matchless, all go to
mako the Interior of tho house a mag
MUNITION PLANTS LURE BOY
s WORKERS; DISLIKE OLD JOBS
Want Ads for Messengers Bring Few Replies War
Work at $3 a Day for Unskilled
A "boy wanted" advertisement brought
four annllcants to tho offlco of tho Postal
Telegraph Company In n wholo day. A
year ago thero would havo been 25 or 50
youths perhaps oven 75 only too cnger
to don tho blue of a messenger and speed
about ns tho Mercuries of tho metropolis.
But a year ago munition mnklng wasn't
tho frenzied Industry that It has now bo
como In this country. A yonr ago un
skilled labor wasn't being paid $3 n day
ns now. A year ago tho advertising col
umns weren't crowded with tho numerous
nnnounccmnts of Jobs for boys. And a
year ago tho child labor law hadn't gono
Ono Saturday not so long ngo a youth
who wns glad to mako $4 or $5 a week
carrying messages to and from n tele
graph ofllco In WcBt Philadelphia Jour
neyed a fow miles to tho south ot tho
city to Eddystone. Thero ho found great
Industrial establishments, In which tho
whirring machinery was novcr silent, day
or night. lie learned that fnbulous sums
wero being poured Into tho coffers of theso
great establishments through tho mnnu
fncturo of Instruments of death, nnd that
sums nlmost as fabulous In comparison
were finding their way Into the pockets of
the workers who mndo theso Instruments
Ho enmo back to tho city, told his
boss he was through, told his colleagues
of tho new gold llelds ho had discovered,
told his mother that she would not have
to tako In sewing any moro and packed
his trunk. '
Soon other messengers wero resigning-,
kissing fond mothers nnd packing trunks.
Tho nows had spread and tho youthful
adventurers wero oft for tho gold llelds.
Now tho gold fever has become general
and hundreds of boys havo deserted the'
city and tho pursuits of peace
To complicate the situation for the em
ployerot nnd especially for tho telegraph
companies, tho child-labor law went Into
effect. Their wholo system of messenger
scrvlco had to bo rearranged. Roys under
10 had to be sent to school eight hours
a week. Boys under 21 couldn't work at
night. It. A. Black, local manager of tho
Western Union Company, said that the
cost of messenger service has doubled
biiicu uuuuury i. -l
An Innttlmnhln nnmlmr tt hnva ImvA1!
gone to Wilmington and tho othor places
whoro tho du Pont- powder company has
Its plants, and to Eddystone, where are
the Baldwin Locomotive Works nnd the
llemlngton Arms Company plants.
Eighteen dollars a week Is not bad pay
for a boy,
All this has caused the wages of mes
renger boys to ascend rapidly. Many of
the boys now earn $9 or $10 a week.
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NlANN . DlLKS
119? CHESTNUT STREKT
WAY FOR PROGRESS
nificent spcclaclD that In rivaled by few
houses In this or any other city. Tho wall
paper was nil hand painted by u Jnpnnese.
Hot-water heating from radiators con
cealed under tho floors, a mantelpiece
worth $2000. mosaic tiling, seciet vnults
for tho trennures of sliver plato that wero
onco stored In the house nrc other fea
tures In tho construction of tho mansion.
Tho library cost 27.000. tho Imported
chandelier alone costing $1300. JJtnlncd
glass windows that nrt dealers have como
from afar to see aro also part of tho
house. A private elevator of Circassian
walnut furnished with hydraulic power
ran from tho first to the third Moor. Tho
first floor consisted of a reception room,
sun pnrlot) dining nnd breakfast rooms,
the library and two kitchens and five pan
tries. Tho two upper Moors consisted of
15 bedrooms, arranged In suites. Tho
entlro houso contained 34 rooms.
Tho houso Is ot tho Elizabethan nnd
Qothlo design. At tho cntrnnco of tho
driveway wero two gates Imported from
France, valued at thousands of dollars.
A rnro Chlneso Jlnko tree, tho first to bo
brought to America, planted ns n sapling,
now towers nbovo tho house.
Messenger boys for tho most part como
and go. They havo never been satisfied
to stny very long In tho employ of the
telegraph companies, although, ot courso,
thero aro eNccptlons.
Hut now tho tenure of ofllco Is moro un
certain than ever. Moro nnd more fre
quently Inducements como to boys to work
for moro money, and tho telegraph com
panies especially aro breaking In new
messenger boys constantly.
Tho youthful figure, who formorly ap
peared at your door nt night with a
message Is nn Institution of the past. Tho
messengers of tonight aro men, often gray
haired men. That has nothing to do with
munition-making, but Is nnothcr result
of tho child labor law.
Tho companies aro trying not to let
tho boys suffer through tho child labor
law. J. II. Wilson, local mannger for
tho Postal Telegraph, started as a mes
senger and worked up to his present posi
tion and h'o has a warm spot In his heart
for tho youngsters.'
Ho admits that Itoften Imposes a hard
ship on tho company when tho hoys go off
to school during tho day, but they keep
them on tho payroll juot tho same, with
out deducting for the time they aro gono.
"They often have widowed mothers to
support," Mr. Wilson said, "and wo want
to glvo them every chance to get along. I
And wo won't blamo a boy when ho goes !
to n, better Job. Tho munition plants and
tho child labor law havo Inconvenienced
us considerably, but wo aro glad If tho
boys aro better off than before."
Colonel Lit Reviews Maccabeans
Colonel Jacob Lit last night reviewed
tho Maccabean Regiment, which Is com
posed of young men employed by Lit
Brothers nnd other prominent firms. Tho
review was held In Metropolitan Hall, 715
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DUSE AND D'ANNUNZIO
RECONCILED AT LAST
Famous Actress Hurries to Bed
side of Wounded Poet, Her
PARIS. April 7. A reconciliation has
taken plncn between llabrlclo d'AnnunzIo,
tho famous Italian poet, and Eleanora
Duse. the noted actress, nftcr nn estrange
ment lasting tw fl cades.
When the great ttrlrcss learned thnt
her former ndmlrcr wns In danger of los
ing his Right, nt a result of an Injury while
scouting In an aeroplane, she rushed to
Home and lemalncd at his bcdsldo until
tho crisis was past
Under tho stimulus of thnt reunion, nnd
of tho patriotic flro that burns In tho
hearts of both those great artists, their
friends hno witnessed nn tipsprlnglng of
I deep tenderness between them. It differs
I from tho passion ot earlier days, whet,
their lovo and their quarrels wero tho
talk of Hut ope. In Duse's new demeanor
toward tho poet tho onlookers pcrcelo
i signs of tho deep-lying j?plrit of maternity,
which nono hno known better than sho
how to portray. And d'AnnunzIo, now a
bald little nun of middle age, seems to
lean upon her affection with something of
tho dependence that is nn essential part
of filial love.
It was not so In the days preceding his
noel, "Tho Klanie," In which ho played
the part of a vlvlscrtor to her heart, mercl- i
lessly exposing tho Inmost workings of a
lovo nffalr between n passlonnto woman
past her youth and n poet many years !
her Junior. I
About n year befnrn the war broke out
d'AnnunzIo announced to tho world that
lit. ii.Mi , .xiiiiusLcii ill I nil? iiunaiuuiiiin in
life, and thnt In two years, unless ho
should dlscmer some now sensation, ho
would kill himself.
DU. VAX METRE QUITS PENN;
TO TEACH AT C.OLUMHUS
Transportation Export Latest to
Lcnve Wharton Faculty
Dr. Thurman W. Van Metro, Instructor
In tho department of commerce nnd trans
portation In tho Wharton School ot tho
University of Pennsylvania, has an
nounced his resignation nnd acceptance of
nn offer to head tho transportation de
partment In tho now business school nt
Tho announcement of Doctor Van
Metros icslgnatlon foIlow-3 closo upon
uini oi ir. itnswcu t .Hcurcn, uean oi
tho Wharton School, who also It to go to
Columbia. Doctor Van Metro will leave
his present post at tho end of this ses
sion. Doctor Van Metre was graduated from
tho University of Indiana In 1910, wns
Harrison Fellow In economics nt tho Uni
versity ot Pennsylvania In 1911-12, and
received hl3 Ph. D. In 1913. Ho Is co
author with Prof. Emory It. Johnson, of
tho Wharton School, of "A History of
American Commerce" nnd another vol
ume, "Principles ot llallroad Transpnita
tlon," to bo published In June. Ho Is as
sociate editor of thn "Annals of the Amer
ican Academy of Political and Social Sci
ence." Rev. W. R. Alexander Ordained
Tho nev. Walter II. Alexander, a gradu
ate of tho Crozer Theological Seminary,
was ordained last night nt tho Waylancl
Memorial Baptist Church, 5"d street nnd
Baltimore avenue. Tho Ilov. Gcorgo V.
Daniels, pastor of tho church) presided,
whilo tho prayer was offered by tho Itev.
John Gordon, of tho theological depart
ment of Tcitiplo University. Tho llov. A.
K. Harris welcomed Doctor Alexander to
tho ministry, whllo tho ccrtlflcato was pre
sented by tho Rev. Orlando Stowart, sec
rotary of tho Baptist Union. Tho address
was made by tho Itcv. Ray Ij. Hudson,
president of tho Baptist Union. Tho nowly
ordained minister will leavo Immediately
to ncccpt a charge nt tho First Baptist
Church, AVinchcster, Va.
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ERTDxVY, APRIL 7,
QUAKER CITY AD MEN DINE
U. O. I. Assistant Advertising Man
npor Calls Newspaper Best Medium
Tho newspaper Is tho best medium
through which to convey an advertising
messngo quickly nnd effectively. So said
William V. O'Donnoll, assistant advertis
ing manner of the United Oas Improve
ment Company, last night at a dinner of
tho Quaker City Art Club, nt the Hotel
I)r. Itohert W. Hess, of the Wharton
School, nnd author of standard books on
advertising, pleaded for honesty nnd sin
cerity In merchandising publicity.
Tho club has perfected plans to co
opcrato with tho Poor Itlchard Club In
nrranglng for tho convention ot Associated'
Adcrtlsing Clubs ot tho World, to ha
held hero not June.
Tioga Young People to Dino
The nnnunl banquet of tho Young Peo
ple's Society of Tioga will bo held tonight
In tho Tioga Baptist Church, Broad nnd
Ontario streets. Tho commlttco In charge
of tho affair Includes Miss Qertruda
White, Miss Emily Wells, Miss Maude
Wilson, Miss Uemlco Hnllowcll, Miss Mil
lie Donaldson, Miss Martha Kelley, Mis
I.orralno Witty, Itussell Howell, Alfred
Trnfford. Albert Oee, Edward Arnold,
Arthur Drew nnd Walter M. Hagy.
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HEPPE & SON
PENN SENIORS DINE TONIGHT
Provost nnd Deans Will Discuss En
dowment Plans at Final Banquet
Tonight Is the night for the senior class
of the University of Pennsylvania,
The 10 tC class final banquet wilt be
held nt tho Blttenhouso Hotel, with Pro
vost Edgar Fahs Smith, Vlco Provost
Pennlmnn nnd the dean, of the depart
monts ns guests. Tho elas3 endowment
plan will bo discussed by the 200 mem
bers who will attend. Before the end of
the senior year $50,000, It Is expected, will
be raised through shares In llfo Insurance
policies payable to the university.
Provost Smith will respond to the toast,
"Tho University." by Earl M. Humphreys.
Other speakers will be C. C. Madeira, on
"1016's CJIft to tho University!" Park W.
Willis, on "Tho Itcjuvenntlon of tho Hous
ton Club j" Thomns Hart, on "The Duty
ot the Class;" Caspar W. Townsend, on
"Tho Duty to the Clas3," and Cordon A.
Hnrdwlck, on "The Class."
IMMORAL MEN DENOUNCED
Lenten Spenker Assails Thoso Who
Believe in Doublo Standard
Men who believe In nnd apply the double
stnudnrd ot morals came In for a severe
nrrnlgnment bv the Itcv. Paul U Yount,
of St PAul's Church, nt the noon Lenten
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