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EVENING LEDGER-PHILADELPHIA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14. 1910
' FOR GOVERNOR
Reorgariizers and Old Guard
, Men Make Tentative"
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A. MITCHELL PALMER
A. Mitchell Palmer, Democratic; National
Committeeman and former Congressman,
will be the Democratic candidate for Gov
ernor to succeed Martin O Hrumbaugh
A tentative agreement had been reached
by the lleorgaiilzer and the Old Guard
Democrats of tho State whereby ho will
bo their candidate, with the support of both
A complete understanding lias been
reached between the Old Guard and the Tie
organization wing, whereby the Old Guard
will recognize the McCo'rmlck-Palmer lead
ership In the State, and in return will re
ceive the Federal patronage In the districts
In which the Old Guard controls the party
This, Democrat leaders say, will bring
about the dissolution of the old guard wing
and cement he factions In future cam
paigns. Tho successor to William W. rtoper, who
resigned a few davB ago as Appraiser of
the Port of Philadelphia, will be a follower
of the Old Guard, according to Democratic
leaders In both factions. A tentative list
of available candidates for the office Is
being drawn up, and will be submitted to
Palmer within a few days.
The resignation of Postmaster Thornton
and Collector of the Port Herry. Jo make
way for Old Guard men, Is looked for
within n short tlnje,
Complete Unofficial Returns Show Po
litical Complexion Will Be the'
Same as at Present
The political proportion of both houses
in the State legislature will be approxi
mately the same as during the last session,
according to complete unofficial returns re
ceived today by the Republican State Com
mittee. The Senate will be composed of thirty
nine Republicans, ten Democrats and one
Washington party man. The roster of the
House of Representatives will be 169 Re
publicans, one Socialist, thirty-nine Democrats.
EUROPE GOT MUCH COAL HERE
U. S. Agents, Probing Shortage, Find
600,000 Tons Exported
More than 600,000 tons of coal was
shipped to Kurope last summer, Department
of Justice agents In Philadelphia have
learned through their investigation of the
high cost of living Tho Philadelphia
office has been inquiring particularly into
the rising price of coal. Frank Garbarlno,
In charge of the department offices here,
declined to say what discovery of tho large
coal shipments to Hurope foreshadowed, ex
plaining that the findings of the investi
gators would be sent to the department
headquarters In Washington.
Mr, aarbarlno expects tho report from
this district to be forwarded within two
weeks. The Investigation denls with retail
ers In cities and the coal operators' methods
In the Eastern Pennsylvania fields.
EDGE HONORS DEFEATED RIVAL
Post of Adjutant General Offered to
TRENTON, N. J., Nov 1 4. Governor
elect Walter E. Edge announced after a
conference with Governor Fielder that It
had been agreed that the latter, on Edge's
suggestion. Is. to tender today the office of
adjutant general, to succeed the lato Wil
bur F Sadler, Jr., to Colonel Austen Col
gate, of Essex County,
Edge defeated Colgate for the Republi
can gubernatorial nomination In, the Sep
Wilson May Lose One Idaho Elector
PORTLAND, Ore., Nov H. President
Wilson Is likely to lose one electoral vote In
the State of Idaho, according to dispatches
from Boise today, James Plnoock, one of
the successful Democrat electors, was
also a candidate or the State Legislature
and was elected. The law provides that
H presidential elector is disqualified It he
holds a State office.
Dealer Fined for Selling Goat Meat
Accused of selling goat meat as mutton
by Robert M. Simmers, agent for the Pure
Food Department of Pennsylvania, William
Leden, 1214 South street, who conducts a
meat market known as the "Sanitary Shop,"
waa fined ISO and costs by Magistrate Pen
nock today. William Johnson, 162 North
Fifteenth street; H. Feldman, 8X5 Monroe
street, and A, Rubin, 212 Balnbrldge street,
were, also fined for telling diluted milk.
S-f IS I I II II 1
Dr. Schwlndt Named Police Surgeon
Director Wilson today appointed Dr
Toul W. Schwlndt, 1113 North Fourth
street, police surgeon at th Front and
Maater streets station, to jlll the vacancy
MMced by the death of Pr. Harry C Wey
at from pneumonia two weeks ago.
Gaunt fr l'reeitient of N. J. Senate
THKNTON, Nov. 14 Republican Sen
atalret and getiators-t-leet held a caucus to
day an4 decided on George K, Gaunt, of
QtouoeaUr, for president, with Thomas F,
MeCnm, of Passaic. fur floor leader,
Francis 8, Davie, of Gloucester, will again
, eiertc f
i i'ii ii
CampUim AkIm4 Water Company
HAJUUtlMURG, Nov. H,. Arthur W,
Mei, V9rwo. PsMwtra County,
ty td ooanoialnt wttfc Uw FufeMa' ftervt
fee PiMil n lnst IkjrlHMI c.
Mi Menu ,'AiUtrm
FIGHT FOR CONTROL
OF HOUSE ENGAGES
RIVAL PARTY CHIEFS
Republicans nnd Democrats
Court the Aid of Independents,
Who Apparently Hold
Balance of Power
SPEAKER CLARK TACITURN
WASHINGTON. Nov 14. The ponclec
tlon tight for control of the Houso In the
Sixty fifth C'mgresi was begun here today
With both ltepublleatis and Democrats Just
short of a majority In the next Houe,
efforts to control the votes of Progressive,
Prohibition, nnd Independent members, In
the ballot which will organise the lower
body were already being made when
llrpresentatlve began to nrrlvo here today
Speaker Champ Clark came hack to
Washington in a rather taciturn mood nfter
tho strain of a long campaign He do-
cunca to hazard any estimate ns to who
would control the next Housf. but his
friend at once began n cnmpalgn to win
over the vote of Independents In the Sixty
flflh Congre-s The Speaker was evidently
prepared for a strenuous campaign for his
re-election and ho was determined not to
concede the next House to the Itcpubllcans
Democratic leaders were depending largely
Upon, the fac that tho Administration
would bo under Democratic control to win
over the independent members
Tho optimism ninong the Democrats wai
encouraged by the divided sentiment of
Hepubhran House members reaching Wash
ington Kepublicnn Floor Leader .lames H Mann,
of iuinuli. Ii the logical t.indldato for
Speaker on tho mlnoilty side or tho cham
ber but opposition to hH candidacy has
developed m mont,- Influential Republicans.
tlepresentatlM' Lenront of Wisconsin, a I.a
Follttto Progressive, and Ueprc-ntntlvo J
Hampton Moore of Pennsjlvnnl.i. nn Old
Guard Republican. hae bteti mentioned as
possible opponents of the Republican floor
leader in the fight for tho candidal y for
G0MPERS ON FOREIGN
BOARD OF FEDERATION
No Open Evidence Shown
Against Labor Leaders in
BALTIMORE. Nov 14. Reports of com
mittees and addresses from the foreign
delegates kept the convention of the Ameri
can Federation of Labor busy this morn
ing atop the Garden Theater. This is the
second day of the gathering, yesterday hav
ing been given over to hearing the nddresses
of welcome. Today the 500 delegates set
tled down to real business.
On a motion from the floor, Samuel
Gompert, prosldent of the federation, was
named as an added member of the commit
tee on International relations
If thero Is any undercurrent at work to
wash either Gompcrs or Frank Morrison,
secretary, from their official perches, it has
either been checked or is flowing so quietly
that Its results will not be shown until the
delegates have become acquainted
News at a Glance
llAUKIHIIUUti, !'., Not. 14. The fol
lowing Justices of the Peace were appointed
today G W Rettew Sadsbury township,
Chester County: Harvey M. Hooth, Lower
Chichester township, Delaware County.
TKKNTO.V, Nov. 14. The nineteenth
annual report of the managers of the New
Jersey State Village for Epileptics, at Skill
man. Somerset County, together with the
report of Superintendent David F. Weeks,
of the Institution, Just submitted to Gov
ernor Fielder, shows that there nro at
present 366 male and 291 female patients
at the Ullage, an increase of seventy-four
over last jear. The health of the patients
is reported as good
TWIN FALLS, Idaho, Nor. 14. L'leren-
year-old Lynn, Lovelace was placed on
trial hero today on a charge of murdering
F. Thomas Hummit, a school teacher The
boy and his brother Harold, twelve, are
said to have shot Hammlt when he caught
them robbing n ranch house Harold Is on
trial as an accesborv
VVAMIINOTON. Nov. 14 The Inter,
stato Commerce Commission today set De
cember 14 for a hearing in Chicago of the
western export Iron and steel case. The
case Involves propofed Increases on Iron
and steel articles of all clashes from Chi
cago, Pittsburgh and points east to the
Paclflo coast for export.
CHARLOTTKHVILI.R. V Not. 14,
Engineer J. J Goodwin was killed and
Fireman I'd Trumbull badly scalded to
day when n Southern Railway through pas
senger train, northbound, crashed into a
string of freight cars which had drifted
off a siding, blockading the main line. No
passengers were Injured. The engineer and
fireman were both of Alexandria, Va
CIIIC.WIO, .Nor. 14. Hundreds are
searching tho blizzard-ridden woods In the
lcinlty of Kly, Minn, for Horace H. Jnck.
ton. grain authority and member of the
Chicago Hoard of Trade, who has been lost
for four days. A reward of J 1000 is of
fered for his discovery and every searcher
Is to be paid 110
W.1HIIIM1TON', Nor. 14. Serretary of
War Daker announced that the Council of
National Defense, and tho Advisory Com
mission connected with it. will meet here on
December 4 for organization.
NF.W YORK, Nor. 14. Sirs, Henry M.
Flagler, the oil king's widow, today holds
title to a 21.000,000 upper rifth avenue site
overlooking Control Park, on which she
plans to build a new home. Tomorrow she
will wed Judge Robert Worth Bingham, her
CHICAGO, Nor, 14, Helen Hansel, eight,
een months old, Is dead today because the
loving hands of Ottilia, her six-year-old
sister, sought to keep her warm by placing
a lighted candle In the crib beside her The
bed clothing caught fire, and the baby was
burned to death,
IITJT rilESTEH, Pa.. Nov. 14. Ths
Homoopathla Hospital, of Chester County,
will hold Its graduation' exercises of the
Training School for Nurses, class of 1916,
In the New Century Clubhouse tonight at
8 o'clock. The graduates are Florence Irene
Chalfonte, Helen Pepper O'Connor, Hannah
Foster Craig, Irene Mildred Hartshorn
and Kathryn Gllland.
.MILLER AGAINST CONTEST
Delaware Congressman Not Inclined to
WILMINOTON, Del.. Nov. 14 It was
learned today that Congressman Thomas W,
Miller had been Importuned by Republican
leader at Washington to contest the elec
tion of Albert F. Polk, a Democrat, to hi
eat In the House of Representative, pro.
vlded that body 1 controlled by the It,
publican when It reorganise. Mr Miller,
however, Is not In favor of bringing a con.
test, even though his vote In the entire
fHnte was only 1C4 behind that of Polk.
He left the Delaware Hospital yesterday
after a serious breakdown. Today he said
be had net authorised any person to say
ha I nt wviled to make a contest.
"I have Vmi (a buev attlT well the
if?' ssssSrF S ;Js;
EJskT wf ii. mt i So Sy'ef' J; ossssm fcfl&
IMPRISONED AS A SPY
Edward Wcssclhocft, son of n Uni
versity of Pennsylvania professor,
has returned home from Liverpool,
where he was jailed by the British
authorities ns a suspected Gorman
spy. Ho had shipped on an Amer
ican vessel ns an able seaman.
BY BIG MINE OPERATOR
FOR COAL PRICE BOOST
Lehigh Valley Coal Company
Gets Same Contract Rate as
Three Years Ago, Direc
COMMISSION HAS HEARING
Buying bituminous coal on the "dona
tion" plan will tost the city thousands of
dollars In cxces of the present market
price of coal, as dealers are taking ad
vantage of the city's needs to fix high
prices for quick delivery. L'p until Novem
ber the city obtained coal at J3 SO a ton,
but on that date the contracts expired
and somo dealers boosted the price to $D
In the Bureau of Water alone thousands
of tons of bituminous coal are used dally,
and this tho city Is now recurlng on credit
at never before heard of figures. Because
of market conditions the Department of
Supplies was unablo to persuade Its dealers
to make new contracts To add to the trou
ble, the Water Bureau's appropriation for
coal has been exhausted and dealers bad
to be asked to "donate" coal until such a
time as Councils shall see fit to make addi
The first price on November 1 and a few
days afterwards was $9 a ton. Later,
when the markets slumped, the prieo was
reduced, but at all times prlics have been
well above Its market This condition has
provented the city authorities from getting
any supply above Immediate requirements
and In the event of strikes or more serious
congestion of railroad freight traffic a
shortage "would probably result.
XBW ANTHRACITK CONTRACTS
When the anthracite coal contracts ex
pired November 1 tho dealers agreed to a
renewal, for tho remainder of this year,
at the former price of $2.03 n ton. While
there has been an Incrcaso In anthracite
prices recently, that market Is not upset,
as has been the bituminous market.
The present high cost of coal Is due to a
few independent operators who have been
boosting the price, according to F. W.
Wcaton, a director of the Lehigh Valloy
Coal Company He was one of the chief
witnesses today at the public hearing of the
State Commission to Investigate the in
creased cost of anthracite This body be
gan a four days' session ut City Hall.
The testimony of Mr Weaton and tho
attitude of G U. Troutman, assistant gen
eral manager of tho G. II, Marklo Company,
on the stand were the lilgh points of to
REPRIMANDKD BY CHAIRMAN
Mr Troutman was reprimanded by Roh
'ert S Gawthrop. chairman of the commis
sion, for what were characterized as evasive
replies. After Troutman had evaded a
number of direct questions concerning the
Markle Company's methods, Mr. Gaw
"It Is the view of the commission that
you are not giving us the necessary infor
mation You either do not know or are
unwilling to give us the facts. Your an
swers are evasive. You don't give us an
opinion We want something definite per
taining to the cost of coal."
Troutman said ho had been In his present
position but six months nnd was not In
touch with all details He promised to get
the necessary Information.
It was brought out during the hearing
that G. B Markle. of the Markle Company,
fixed the price of the coal sold by the firm,
and It was the Inability of the witnesses to
give any idea of Markle's whereabouts that
brought the chairman's rebuke
Troutman bald he didn't know where
Markle could be found in Pennsylvania,
and was not sure whether Markle would
appear voluntarily before the commission,
W. W. Hlndennack, secretary and treas
urer, of the O B. Markle Company, who
preceded Troutman on the stand, presented
figures to show that In 1913 tho company
paid dividends of thirty-two per rent, In
1914 fifty per cent and In 1915 forty per
At this point J. P. McElree called atten
tion to the fact that the Lehigh Valley Coal
and Sales Company had been taking the
output of the Markle Compmy Mlndcn
nack said tho !ehlgh Company did not sell
directly to the Lehigh Company, and that
the latter were mere agents. The Lohlgh
Company, he Bald, assumed responsibility
for any loss The witness raid they sold
coal at prices set by Markle and received a
commission, He also said that the Lehigh
Company paid Markle for the coal. Mlnden
nack admitted generally that the Lehigh
Valley Company assumed selling responsi
bility for the Markle Company's coal.
Louis D. Tompkins, controller of the
Lehigh Valley Company, presented the
members of the commission with figures
pertaining to the tost of production, the salo
prices and the profit per ton during the
years 1913. 1914, 1915 and the first nine
months of 1916. The report show that the
Lehigh Valley Company earned gross profits
of seventeen cents per ton in 1913; twenty
cent per ton In 1914; twenty-three cent
Mr, Tompkins was not able to account
for the Increased profits per ton during 1914
and 1915 and could not explain a great in
crease In cost of production during 1916.
lie testified that thirty-five per cent of the
coal mined by the Lehigh Valley Coal Com
pany was sold In Pennsylvania.
When Mr, Weston was recalled he said
that by a standing contract with the Lehigh
Valley Coal and Sales Company his con
cern had been selling coal for the same
contract price to that company for the last
three year. The operator, he declared,
were getting no more money for' anthracite
coal now than they did three years agp.
The small operator, he declared, were
boosting the price. According to the wit
neaa, the Lehigh Valley Company produce
about ten per cent of the coal mined In
the State. Asked concerning the Increase
In tax on the production of coal generally
ha refilled that it could be multiplied by
four. He contended that the additional
UX pjat4 upon the operators had addod
li tharty-wia ifU per fifaltm pM
TO BE U. S. WATCHWORD
IN FOREIGN RELATIONS
President Will Have Full and
Complete Support of Con
gross in Policies, Sena
tor Stone Says
CONFER ON SITUATION
WASHINGTON. Nov. 14 A general
path to be followed In sm6othlng out the
tangled International situation confronting
the t'nlted States was surveyed today by
President Wilson and Senator Stone, of
Missouri, chairman of the Senate Foreign
Relation. Committer The Senator called
nt the White House for his first post
Senator Stone declared that tho for.
elgn pollrv of the Administration would
not be materially altered as a result of
tho election, and that "absoluto neutrality"
would continue to be the watchword of tho
Administration In its relations with tho
belligerent Powers of Europe.
"The country has Indorsed tho pence and
neutrality program of the Administration,"
ho continued "That policy will bo con
tinued. Tho President will have the full
and complete support of Congress In carry
ing out his policies."
Among tho International difficulties taken
up by tho President nnd Senator Stone
vv eru .
The question of retaliation against Great
Britain ami the other I-ntente Allies for re
strictions upon American commerce
Possible resumption of German subma
rine activities contrnry to International
Tli' problem of domestic spy activities
as evidenced by the case of Armgaard Knrl
Graves, "International spy," now under ar
rHt rharged with nttempted blackmail of
the Counter von Bernstorff, wlfo of the
Questions of neutrality arising from the
German submarine raid on shipping off the
New Kngland coast.
The President nnd Senator Stone were
supplied with reports on all of these mat
ters from tho State Department
OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS
- OF GAS ASSOCIATION
Philadelphians Among Those
Chosen to Board of National
ATLANTIC CITY, Nov. 14. Several
Philadelphians today were Included among
the directors chosen for the coming year
by tho National Commercial Gas Associa
tion at the opening session of Its twelfth
annual convention at the Hotel Traymore
The election wns one of the swiftest and
most harmonious convention proceedings
ever staged here. A committee chairman
read the nominations and the secretary cast
tho ballot. The new olllcers are:
President, James T. Lynn, Detroit.
Vice presidents, Arthur Hewitt, Toronto;
Harry V. Kchall, Detroit, and W. W.
Barnes, New York.
Treasurer, Oscar H. Fogg. New York.
Secretary, Louis Stotz, New York.
Directors, C. A. Munroe. Chicago; II. II.
Schutt. C. H. Bartlett. John Grlbbel, F J.
Rutledgc nnd W. Griffin Grlbbel, Philadel
phia; It. It Young, Newark; J. J. Burns,
St Louis; J. C D. Clark, Boston, Samuel
J. Dill, New Orleans; C. W. Bennett, De
troit; II. C Frotz, Cleveland; C. W. War
dell, Gloucester. N J ; S C Bratton, Port
land, Ore , and O F Knight, Chicago.
In his annual address Jansen Haines,
Des Moines, retiring president, said :
"lltllclency In broad modern business
methods requires character, idealism and
education, as well as experience and effort.
Individual business careers without char
acter cannot result lit success."
Samuel C. Bodlne, president, heads the
U. G. I. men here
COMPULSORY SERVICE IN
BIG BRAZILIAN ARMY
Continued from Tate One
tinuo their training until such times ns
they aro able to pass army requirement
examination Those who train In the third
clais aro not compelled to leave their
business or occupation, as they are per
mitted to drill on Sundays, holidays and
out of work hours.
Hundreds of colleges, schools, athletic
clubs and other organizations of men are
taking advantage of the third clasB volun
teer rights nnd are training under the In
struction of officers furnished by the Min
ister of Wor to these schools, clubs nnd or
ganizations Other young men aro volunteering for
the annual maneuvers and training camps,
two months a year being credited against
their compulsory service, and at the same
time taking the place of "vacations."
The two years straight active army serv
ice Is being sought by the young men be
tween the ages of beventeen, If they have
their parents' or guardians' consent, and
twenty-one, as a matter of "having It over
The naval reserve will be recruited along
the same lines, by volunteers and by com
pulsory service. The officers and men em
ployed on the Lloyd Brasilelro Steamship
line, which Is Government owned, and on
several coasting fleets which operate under
Government concession, are being 'trained
aboard their ships by regular navy officers
and besides must take, a training cruise on
a battleship or training ship each year. The
volunteers for the naval reserve enjoy the
same prvlleges as those In the army.
Perhaps the strangest feature of Brazil's
adoption of the compulsory service lies In
the fact that tho man chiefly responsible
for the propaganda that resulted In the
law's enactment Is Sr, Olavo Bllac, Brazil's
greatest living poet.
Bosldes being tho greatest poet, Olavo
Bllao Is one of Brazil's greatest patriots,
and his campaign was fought with a double
purpose, hi country's defense and hi
country's education. Eighty per cent of
Brazil' population Is Illiterate. To pass
the military requirements examination the
Volunteer or "drawn" soldly must be able
to read and write. Thus Olavo Bllao bene
fited his country by obtaining "compulsory
and volunteer education."
The average Brazilian Is Intensely
patriotic, if one may Judge from externals.
Every man takes off his hat when the na
tional anthem is being played or sung and
he leap to his feet to do It. He tips hi
hat to his country's flag and he honors the
men who defend It. His record of the past
In his country's service la a proud record
and the war of Brazil's history are epics
of heroism and sacrifice.
"Progress and Order" Is the motto printed
In gold on Brazil's green flag. In ten years
a million men will be living the military
salute to "Progress and Order" and will be
trained to defend It principle. In that
time Brazil In proportion to It population
probably will be among the best. If not the
best "prepared" American nation.
Argentine Aviator Killed by Fall
BUENOS AinE3, Nov. 14. While Plerra
Macho, an aviator, wa making a flight to
day with a passenger hi machine fell. The
aviator u kUUd and hi twimir wa
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BUIDE'S UOUY EXHUMED
Sofia Rojcnsskn, the twenty-one-year-old
bride of Roman Rojcnsskn,
U151 Richmond street, was poisoned,
according to testimony given at
the Coroner's inquent. Coroner
Knight ordered the body exhumed,
three months after the burial, in
order to hold a post-mortem ex
amination. Tho picture shows the
dead woman and her husband.
CAN'T FIND MOTHER
OF KIDNAPPED GIRL
Police Also Unable to Learn
Whereabouts of Jennie
Pollco havo been unablo to find the
mother of eleven-year-old Jennie Malle,
kidnapped from tho Gonzaga Memorial
Home, Church lane and Boyer street, last
I'ntil they do this. It is believed that
there is little possibility of ilndlng the girl,
as Investigation has failed to reveal the
lilontity of the man who posed ns tho
child's stepfather and is said to have taken
her from tho Gcrmantown home.
Clues furnished District Detectives Cor
ry and McFarland, of the Gcrmantown sta
tion, by social workers acquainted with
the history of the family, have resulted
in nothing A result of the kidnapping may
be the adoption of law requiring Institu
tions such ns that in which the girl was
placed to filo the names and adtjrebses of
the nearest relatives of the children Chief
Vogolson, of tho department of health, said
he understood such a law was being drafted
City News in Brief
ri.IJAlll.Vfl GUILTY to charge of tnUr
pretenses In collecting money for Fourth
of July cclehratlons and for the Firemen's
Pension Fund, Alexander Campbell, Olive
street near Fourth, was sentenced by Judge
Martin, in Quarter Sessions Court, to thirty
days in the county prison.
I) It. LOUIS M, 8CIIWINDT, III! North
Fourth street, was today appointed police
hurgeon by Director of Public Safety Wllcon
nnd aslgned to the Tenth District, Front
nnd Master streets, to take the place of
Dr. Harry W, Wcvant who died recently.
THE SNAPPING OF A CHAIN on a
crane at Baldwin's early this ' morning
knocked William Balrd, twenty-three years
old, of 1205 Brown street, to the floor. He
was removed to the Medlco-ChI Hospital,
where he was pronounced dead.
THE PATENT FKNIIER nf a trolley rsr
saved Ethel Craig, five years old. of 817
North Taylor street, from serious Injury
last night when she was knocked down
near her home. Instead of being badly
cut, the little girl escaped with a few
scratches as she was scooped up In the
fender and carried nlong for a hundred feet
until tho car stopped.
MltH. KDHON J. WEEKS, wife of the
general passenger agent of the Philadel
phia and Reading Railway, Is still suffer
ing severely as the result of Injuries sus
tained when she was run down yesterday
by a motor car at Broad and Walnut
streets. The traffic cop on duty at the
crossing is now blamed for tho accident,
as witnesses say Mrs, Weeks and her
companion were given the signal to cross.
Mrs. Weeks was taken to tho Jefferson
Hospital with a fractured collarbone, con
tusions of the face and scalp, and a sprained
PUI.I. VOLTAGE rilOM a trolley wire
was received by Albert Wilson, fourteen
years old, of 8802 Laycock avenue, and the
only Injuries received weie a few severe
burns. The boy grabbed a wire which
had been thrown over the trolley wlro and
was knocked down by the shock. Ho was
taken to the University Hospital.
CITY APPOINTMENTS announced to
day were as follows' George Rlttenhouso,
084 West Johnson street, purveyor. Bureau
of Water, JH89 per nnnum ; Dr. L. W.
Schwlndt, H12 North Fourth street, dis
trict surgeon. Bureau of Police, paid on
fee basis; Harry J Crawford, 1011 East
Moyamensing avenue, rammer. Bureau of
Highways, 13.25 per day.
T. Ellwood Carpenter
MOUNT KISCO. N. Y. Nov. H. T. Ell
wood Carpenter, sixty-two years old, well
known banker, died hero today
TOO I.ATK FPU CLASSIFICATION
8TANHHUHY.-N0V, 14. LEMUEL FHANCIB;
father of Ann E. Htantbury, lass a. 45th st..
at Bt. lUry's Hospital, llalllmore paptfs pitas
BTEWAiyr Nov. n wimjam afconoE.
huiband of Masailen It. HLw.rt Funtrsi
rvlcti and Int. at cnnenltn- of family.
jfAllDINAN. Nov. IS. of diphtheria. UUVE
MAY. daushter of Walter and Clara itardlnan.
ased 8. Ilcaldence 2781 N, Opal st. Int. Oak
land Cm No funeral.
8WARTZ. Nov. IS. WILLIAM, huiband of
Margaret Hwartz, ased Tit. ltclativea and
friends Invited to funeral services C'arveravllU
Presbyterian Church. Thura.,.10 a, m. Frlenda
may view remains at 431H N, sd St., Wed., 7
to p. m Int. Carveravllle Cm.
SWEENEY. Nov. IS. COHNKHUS J son
of Cornelius and Mary bweeney. Itetatlvea and
friends, Iasu of Uacred Heart. Division No.
St. A. O. 11. 1 employee of Continental Urewin
Co.. Invited, to funeral. Thure... 8 JO a. m..
parents' residence ViiH Ell. worth at. Solemn
reaulem tnasa at fit. Charles's Church. 10 a. m,
Int. Holy Croaa Cem. Omit fiowera.
FOX Nov. 18. JOSEPH A. FOX, Relatives
and frlende. flattery C. Flret Artillery, 48d
liniment P, V . Invited to funeral aervlces,
Wed., 1 p. m at Tulpeliocktn ave.. McKlnltjr,
Fa, Int. National Cem,
JIEJ4L WANTED FEMALE
WASHWOMAN wanted, at once. 02U Lans.
djno avl'hone jiel JITO W.
HELP WANTKI MALE
DRA"fTSMAN. mechanical," nret claaaT'capabf
of desUmliur, to nil vacancy In manufactures
conoerni uo war orders) stats as, salary de
sired, axperleac and when available. U ISO,
ARRESTED IN POISON
MYSTERY OF BRIDE
Held Without Bail When Ar
raigned on Complnint of Phy
sicians Who Found Arsenic
COPS HINT AT JEALOUSY
Discovery of traces of arsenic In the ex
humed body of Mrs Sophia Uojcnska, twen-ty-ono
years old, bride of uoman Hojenska,
has led to the arrest of Mrs Mary Bleichef
ska. keeper of the boarding house at -SIB
Livingston street, where the brldo and
bridegroom lived The woman It charged
with causing tho death of the brldo by giv
ing her the poison with her food. Itoman
Itojenska hnd been a boarder In her house
for a j ear before nls marriage, It wa said,
and she was Jealous of him.
Mrs Bleschefska was nrralgned this
morning before Coronor Knight, acting ns
n magistrate, and held without ball for the
Imiuest. Coroner's Detective Frank Paul
wns the only witness, tcMif)lng of what he
had learned from witnesses who will be
called when the Inquest Is held.
Human Itojenska, husband of the dead
woman, has been arrested nnd Is being
held for the Inquest.
Arthur Pelfer, a druggist of 2901 East
Thompson street, nnd K. IJ. Brozellls, a
druggist of Ann and nichmond streets, will
bo questioned by Dotectlvo William Bclshaw
today It Is said that they have told the
police of selling nrscnlc to Mrs. Bleschef
ska Anthony Caleskl, 3252 Emory street.
Port Hlchmond, brother of the dend woman,
pleaded with tho Coroner to exhume the
body nnd make the examination. He had
suspected, slnco her death In convulsions
November 4, that she had been poisoned.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Itojenska were married In
August and went to llvo In tho boarding
Dr. William Robinson, city chemist, ex
amined tho exhumed body yesterday. De
tective Paul snld he made tho arrest on
the evidence obtained by the chemist. Ho
said he had traced two purchases of arsenic
made by Mrs. Bleschefska at two drug
stores and found half an ounce of tho poi
son In Mrs. Bleschefska'8 room.
Detective Paul said neighbors told him
that Mrs. Bleschefska was jealous of Ro
Jenbka nnd did not want him to marry.
Dr. Gabriel J Kraus, the physician who
attended Mrs. Rojenska three weeks before
she died, said he did not bcllevo Bhe was
a victim of poisoning.
VARE TO FRAME NEW
DRASTIC DOPE LAW
Continued from I'nffe One
civic body and destroying tho health nnd
morals of hundreds of our young men and
"I shall make this anti-dope legislation
my principal work at the next session of
the Legislature, because I regard It ns the
moit Important I shall marshal all of
the Influence at my command to place an
anti-dope law with teeth on tho statute
books of Pennsylvania.
"Detectives, policemen. Magistrates, law
yers and others, who know have shown me
things in connection with the drug evil In
this city which have filled me with horror.
Some of the things are so horrible as to
be unprintable. No part of the city Is
escaping the drug scourge. It has obtained
a deadly grip upon oung working men
and women of our great Industrial section
in tho northeast; It is rampant In South
Philadelphia nnd other section"? of the city.
"In South Philadelphia I unearthed a
druggist who had filled hundreds of prescrip
tions for drug fiends. The prescription")
were written by two physicians. Three of
these fiends. Including a girl nineteen years
old, wero recently sent to the penitentiary.
"Inspection of our courts and the
Coroner's ofllce has convinced me that In
create of crime In tho community can be
laid to the dope traffic. Nearly all of the
crooks are using drugs, and fresh crooks
are being recruited dally from the ranks of
"I have been told by persons who know
that the best principled young woman In
the world has only to use drugs thirty
days, nnd her morals will disappear llko
chaff before the wind. It Is a deplorable
situation a situation which we must meet
at once with the most drastic legislation.
"I propose to have a bill that will put
tho teeth back Into the Harrison act so
far as Pennsylvania Is concerned. This
bill Is going to mako possession of drugs
n crime, and when we have that law on
tho statute books we will clean up the
drug evil In short order. The Federal act
was drastlp until the Supreme Court de
cided that no man could be convicted for
merely having drugs in his possession un
less It was shown he was a seller. We
nre going to stop unscrupulous druggists
and physicians manufacturing fresh drug
fiends by their infamous reduction treatment."
CITY SALARIES PROBED
FOR BASIS OF REISWN
AND EQUABLE STANDARD
Civil Service Experts Compile
Data for Changes Cohtu.
plated Next Year Iricon-"
sistencics Pointed Out
NO NEW JOBS SLATED 1
Acting under orders from Mayor Rmt.k
members of tho Civil Service Commltil.n
and a corps of clerks are hard at work ii!!
day preparing a table from which Ceuneiu
will mako a start on the Important wav
of equalizing salarlei In the ma..y deisM
ments and bureaus of tho municipal ,
crnment. This preliminary work Is exneilM
to be completed before tho close of lu
year and a start made on plan for stans
ardlxlng salaries early In 1917.
Both the Penrose-McNIchol faction u
Councils and the Vnre-Smlth member hzv.
come out In favor of equalization of sit
classes of salaries, and it was with the
understanding that this would bo done nit
year that Mayor Smith declared himself In
favor of granting no salary Increases Be
creating now positions at this time Thi
department budgets will be reported' with
out many changes over 1916 nnd ths tax
rate will bo decided upon the present it
arles nnd positions.
The question of equalizing salaries Is ..
pected to prove a most difficult nmht. i.
view of the fact that In the past salaries
were fixed for favored Individuals and not
with regard to the Importanco or unlm
portance of tho office to which political
favorites were appointed. Because of this
system of Individual preference, a -wia.
rango of pny Is now nttached to the stmt
character of positions In different depart,
ments and bureaus.
Select Councilman Charles Seger hij
called attention to the fact that one set of
Janitors receives as low as J300 a jur
another $000 and more favored ones more!
Already tho men at work on the tabulation
ordered by the Mayor have found that the
position of "messenger" pays all the w
from J600 to $1400. and that pay of clerks
doing the same class of work varies' many
hundreds of dollars annually
They have also found that the salaries
of chief clerks and bureau chiefs show an
equally wide range, oven though the posl.
tlons aro scheduled as the same In rank.
For Instance, the chief of tho Bureau of.
Lighting receives $2000 a year, while the
chief of the Water Bureau receives $10,000.
In these higher positions the wide range
of salaries Is nccounted for by the rela
tlve Importance of the bureaus they htad,
and revision and equalization will likely
be confined largely to the less Important
The investigation will also Include an
Itemized statement of the benefits received
by employes other than the sums of money
paid them. This feature affects largely
the nurses, physicians and other employes
of the Department of Health and Charities.
In some Instances, physicians give but
a part of the time. In others the physicians
live at tho Institutions to which they art
nttached In somo cases, helpers and
nurses live nnd board at the Institutions
and this fact will bo counted In as a part
of their salaries when the effort Is' made
to equalize their piy with employes of other
departments and bureaus.
FENTON'S BEACH LAND
BOUGHT BY DU POMS
Adjoins Powder Company's
Plant on South Purchase
Price About $100,000
Seeks $15,000 for Loss of Hand
MAHANOY CITY, Pn.. Nov. 14 For
tho loss of a hand, received when run down
by nn express train, Stephen Orantz has
brought suit against the Reading Railway
Company for $15,000 damages.
WILMINGTON'. Del.. Nov. It. The a
Pont Powder Company, It waB learned to
day, has closed negotiations for tho pur
chase of Fcnton's Beach, on the New Jer
sey shore below Carney's Point. The con
sideration was not made public, but upward
of $100,000, It Is understood. Is Involved
In tho transaction.
The tract comprises 114 acres of land,
with a frontage of 1500 feet on tho. Del
aware River and running back aeven-elghtns
of a mtlo on the Salem Canal. It adjoln3
tho deep-water plant of the ppwder com
pany on the south.
About one hundred houses aie on the
plot, the front of which has been developed
Into a bathing beach and slimmer resort.
Ab many of these houses are not the prop
erty of the Fcnton Beach Company, orig
inal owner of the tract and principal woner
at present, It Is necessary to deal with the
Individual owners, as well as with the com
pany The Individual owners have, been
given thirty days, expiring December IJ, In
which to accept the terms of the pur
chaser, which Include the cost with a good
profit. Nearly all of the owners. It Is
understood, have accepted these terms. The
powder company Is to take possession Jan
uary 1 next. It will make no Improve
ments on the ground, having bought It be
cause It was available at what was con
sidered a fair price.
Despite the very general advance in Glove price we are
still able to supply our well-known assortments of
Men's Gloves at $1.50
They are unquestionably values that are unexcelled anywhere
in Philadelphia. Ve especially emphasise
R.ceds Tan Cape
Fownes Cape Outseam
Plymouth Buck s
"Buckette" ra washable glove, Jblack embroidered.
Fownes' "Doette" a fabric glove self embroidered.
Evening Dress Gloves with spear' point, or black
Washable Doeskin for dress wear.
Jacob Reed's Sons
1424-1426 CHESTNUT ST.