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Evening public ledger. [volume] (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, September 16, 1914, Sports Final, Image 7

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f A J J P..
fylcdS HIS MQViacia anu A-
presses Pleasure at virtual
Assurance of Early Start
Qn Subway Work.
.r.ror Blankenburg actively resumed
i ... his campaign for a ureal construe
1 urogram for Philadelphia.
". Blankenburg made his first ap.
nce at City Hall since the begin
ff . f the summer recess of the coun
"" ,. ,,,,,. His first oniclal action
17 summon the directors of his
I1 .nt
"n ring the conference with his dlrec
DurlnS .,;.., pressed gratification
""' the H "w-m lon" lncUu,lnB tl,e
SUlMm for preliminary work In Mb-
.construction, Is virtually assured.
! reluctant Councils made preparation
the loan only after Mayor Blank-
;;S vUTousiy ued t.t u bc
fa'1"1, . . ... .!. the cabinet
" ...... .t.n.trtmcntal budgets for
STEd. are now being prepared for
uueductton to --
. communication was received by the
. . rnm City Controller Yalton nsn
ETppSS Sr the sale of an additional
fJof the J7.OO0.O0O loan of 1912. The
w ( that within the next
Ti Z . It :im be necessary to Issue $325..
w ,f the J2.S35.000 of the loan remaining
.. . .rrnunt of the large amount of
mtneti on which payments are to be
It'll' . . ..r,A tUr.
Progress on the improve.....". .- -
mjloan will necessitate further expend!-
ta ... It Is bclicveu ihuv u. ' -"
... n, Investing public on munl-
L wcurltles will be artordod by the
Mle of these Donas mm ...". ..- -..-.
it., mnrkot that may be expected
for the J11,T,0M loan flotation.
Ths Sinking Fund Commissioners alone
.. soared to tnko tho entire J32S.0OO
",.We offered by the Controller. Al-
T lily treasury, that amount will
be greatly depleted by contracts drawn
jfalnsl n.
The letter of Controller Walton to the
Major says:
Hon Rudolph Blankenburg.
Major of Philadelphia.
Deir Sir:
I have the honor to Inform you that on
iccount of the largo amount of contracts
certified against the $7,000,000 (1912) loan,
ud the balance In the treasury to the
credit of said loan being constantly re
duced by large expenditures. It will be
necessary within the next thirty days to
line J325.00O of the 2.825,000 unnegotlnted.
As the ordinance requires it shall bo
lodto the highest bidder, either by pub
lic inscription or advertlrement, I have
ti request that Immediate action be taken
fir the sale ot the above amount.
Very truly yours,
(Signed) JNO. M. WAITON,
City Controller.
Philadelphia. Tn . Sept. 1, 10H.
Following the Cabinet meeting, which
lasted less than an hour, the Mayor re
turned to his home on Logan Square.
He said that Atlantic City had not been
ss beneficial to his health as had Pocono
Emperor Said to Command Troops
Against Invaders.
PAIUS. Sept. 16.
The Petit Parision prints what purports
lo be s dispatch from Berlin saying that
Emperor William has gone East to take
supreme command ngalnBt Itussla.
n iraimura irons I'nie 1
Mders, ncaded by Balfour nnd Fogels
w&tr, has been seeking protests against
transit program since June 9. They
Presented the protests in person to Mr.
silvan In his office.
Tfc protests were against the Union
Traction directors becoming In any way
Pitty to the city rapid transit pro
mm A letter, presented to Mr. Sulll
n tilth the protsts, said:
"The accompanying package contains
musts of the Union Traction stockhold
er! against any action by the directors or
, .miniiuen mercor oinclally recogniz
Kor other Iseaetlng upon the agreement
r D'tn Detu'r.pn IVia ..It., nn.l .u. tv 1.1
iranslt Company for tho building of new
!.!!' e,evaet' or surface lines, or
ir the equipment of the same that may
t construed as an Indorsement by the
"uon Traction Company of such a plan
intement, or t0 gie flnnnc,a, BU
il(lany Way '." the development.
"Mtructlon or equipment of such ele-
Mr. V .lurface '" or nat W3- re
a ' U,r,Lhe,r..fl"a"cia' ,su"-- o" the
th u,,!. . iiittuon company, or
"lulpment or extension of the 1 Ines
operated by the Rapid Transit Com!
Alnf SUI ibe cona,dere,J by the
Zn, "' '5tors of the company
dn. J. , Cl "" "iBanue within a few
C,VwtaihVVi SUl"VUn ''". BN
shareilJ .t..U,e5 'epresonted 376.000
v""- niaJorlty of the """ Traction
'mlnnt'.'tor;"" i? cP?lde"1 by the
f'apaVy U fortifl ,.h Un,0M 'ron
WBpanv hJV ! ,ed '". any evar', The
M refu.es ,QPn,,Up 23-00o-w0 already.
Th i"-i put un a"y more."
f'"nrnl?ancedraal0"1V0mPany; at lts
a Jon oj Director '-r' ullmt"n'.
""taunt of ri. J i Ta.lor ot ,he De
Inlted H " y..T,ans before the
B1ham hAVm , :"f ASoc!atlon In the
' &" til Xl ?! D,rcctor TW'
must lT,l he U"lon Traction Com
h?rt,'rf"M'r the P"n, for
"Wet of hflh .1" "e.s or rft the
. .. -,.vn nnes, city-bulit
'H'e do the rnJ-'nEST!
(Hocbriter Melhodi
.aimn Kodak Co.
I0Z0 Chestnut St.
JL1' City Sto,-iT Uo,,
'lliintlN- '' i s AMTiiHvvr
'l H i?a"i Li0 ''f JM boie.
IU Tit rufc a0?-?? ahtili"
-. w, VfUUU
lpijmpf- -t--huii ?tfv
and Independentlyv operated, compotlng
witit existing surface lines.
Tho Director also accused Balfour and
Fogelsanger, of "misrepresenting" facts
In a tetter sent by them to fellow-stockholders
concerning the proposed Agree
ment between the city and the P. It. T.
Company. He served notice on tho Union
Traction Company that unless the stock
holders of that company were willing to
finance tho necessary extensions to the
present surface system, and approve tho
proposed rapid transit pronram, tho city
would go ahead with tho Iranslt pro
Kiam, leaving them to pocket all losses
from competition with the high speed
The business men of the city, at the
meeting last night, unanimously pledged
their support to Director Taylor In his
fight for the Immediate realization of
rapid transit In Philadelphia. With the
Issuo of the 500,000 needed for prelim
inary work settled by Councils bosses
at tho conference yesterday, the Direc
tor at the meeting last night obtained
tho co-operation of the United Business
Men's Association In a movement to
force Councils to approve tho transit
plans, which have been pigeonholed In
Councils" Transit Committee since last
Director Taylor, after pointing out tho
salient features ot his transit plan, dis
cussed tho nttltudo of the Union Traction
Company stockholders.
'.T"ey llavo two al'er-natlves," he
said.. "First, they can accept tho
terms of the program. The othor alter
native Is If the piogram be not accepted
by tho Union Traction Company, tho
urgent need for tho establishment of tho
new high speed lines and for the other
advantages arranged for the public by
thPtmVror,,m stl" wm CJtlst and
Union t h,aVC 1 b0 obalned without
n.l,n.1Tactlon ConPnny co-operation.
,.,' , I "u.n" ".'l.crna,1.Y be adopted
...u .. l.uuueiDIlia ilnnlri rn. -...,
fTnmnfinv n..t .u- - ... Ain
....; -.iii ... ,u"lon Taction Com
F. r "i '.t!'fcltuthat Paction which
nin2rd?d the!" by the translt Program
against loss of net Income diverted to
tho high speed llnew nnd against loss of
"The city has tho legal authority, thc'1
....... Ua. i.uiniy iinu mo necessary ma
chinery to establish adequate rapid tran
sit facilities and tho peoplo have tho
power to abolish exchange tickets."
II any action by the city be deferred
until nftr the Union Traction Company
has agreed to tho program, he said, then
all thought of rapid transit may as well
bo abandoned, becauso that would bo
tho cqutvrtlcnt of giving the Union Trac
tion Company the power of veto on the
whole enterprise. He continued:
"Much has been said nbout the protests
filed by various stockholders of the Union
Traction Company. These protests lose
any significance they might otherwise
have when It Is realized that they were
obtnlned In response to a circular letter
containing an absolute misrepresentation
of a material fact.
"That circular stated to tho Union Trac
tion stockholders that they should supply
funds not only for the extension and
equipment of existing lines, but 'for the
equipment of tho now proposed city-built
and owned system of rapid transit lines.
"It haB never been proposed by any one
that the Union Traction stockholders
should contribute one dollnr for the
equipment of any city-built or owned
system of rapid transit lines. The cost
of equipping these lines would bo ap
proximately $12,000,000, but the proposed
agreement with tho Ttapld Transit Com
pany provides that all funds for that pur
pose shall be furnished by tne Rapid
Transit Company, nnd not by tho Union
Traction Company. The only thing that
Union Traction stockholders are asked to
do Is to supply funds for the normal ex
tension of existing surface lines.
"The protests of the Union Traction
stockholders, therefore, are protests
against a thing that has never been
asked or suggested, and can have no pos
sible force as a protest against the onlv
thing that has been suggested or asked "
An Illustration of the fright of Coun
cllmanlc leaders In the face of the united
demand for nn immediate start In carry
ing out the transit program was given
at the meeting by Select Councilman Ed
ward W. Patton, of the 27th Ward. Mr.
Patton, who is a members of Councils'
Finance Committee, appeared at the
meeting and protested his loyalty to the
Interests of the people and pledged his
vote In tho Finance Committee and on
the floor ot Councils' chamber to the
transit plans of Director Taylor.
He then displayed a letter sent out by
Edward B. Martin, chairman of the
Transit Committee of the United Busi
ness -Men's Association, In which the
voters of the 27th Ward had been told to
demand of1 Patton that he define his at
titude on the Iranslt situation and to
voo against him In his campaign for the
State Senate If he did not favor the
transit plans.
Ho charged that Councllmen were belns
"coerced" to favor the transit plans In
this manner. His friends nnd foes Jumped
to their feet Immediately, but Mr. Mar
tin quieted things by apologizing for hav
ing misunderstood Patton's attitude re
garding transit.
Charles Jj. Fluck Introduced the reso
lutions which were unanimously adopted,
expressing tho gratification of the asso
ciation at the achievement of Dlroctor
Taylor's request for the )500 000 appropria
tion, and pledging the co-operation of
the association In the fight for rapid
Waltr B. Bertotet, president of tho
Northwest Business Men's Association,
tried to help the candidacy ot Senator
Penrose by telling the business men at
thu meeting, that Penrose had had some
thing to do with Councils' leaders re
versing thcmselvos In tho mnttrr of the
500,000 for the preliminary work. Others
who spoke wero Edward B. Martin, Ed
win .T. Ixifferty, of tho Logan Improve
ment Association: James J. Mullen, of
tho South Philadelphia Business Mon's
Association: Councilman James E. Len
nnn, of the 28th ward, Edward A. Noppel
and State Senator Dalx
Agitators Want Increased Property
Values, Stockholder Says.
CaUBtlc criticism directed at supporters
of Director Taylor's transit plans was
voiced today at tho annual meeting of
stockholders of the Philadelphia Rapid
Transit Company by jFrederlck Wert
helmer, 19(4 North Franklin street. Ho
said the only persons who wanted sub
ways nnd elevated roads were property
holders, who thought such Improvements
would Increase the value of their real
Mr. Werthelmcr Is a holder of both
Philadelphia Rapid Transit and Union
Traction Company stock. Ho said, In his
opinion, too much criticism wns being di
rected by Phlladclplilans against the
management of street car lines. He In
cluded Director Taylor and the business
men among these critics and offered a
motion to appoint a Publicity Committee,
which should make answer through a
press agent to what ho termed nttacks
on the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Com
pany Bystem.
Dr. William J. O'Brien offered nn
amendment eliminating the press agent
nnd suggesting thnt the company give
out statements In the future as It had
In the past. The motion with the amend
ment was carried.
More than 70 persons were present at
the meeting. A total of JS4.4GD shares of
stock were voted. Two dlicctora whose
terms expired this ear were re-elected
to serve for four cara. They were
Thomas E. Mitten, the present managing
director of tho company, and John S.
Mr. Werthelmer's remarks came Just
as the meeting was about to ndjourn and
were unexpected.
"I do not see why nil these Improve
ments suggested by Director Tnylor are
necessary," said he. "I think the Phila
delphia Rapid Transit Company has done
enough for the people of this city, and
It Is high time it ceased making Improve
ments. "The Philadelphia Rapid Tianstt Com
pany Ib the best oporated street car Bys
tem In tho country today, and It receives
nothing but continual complaint and
criticism from its patrons. Let tho poo
pie give the company a breathing spell.
"The only reason I can see why there
Is such a cry and demand for subways
and elevated lines is because property
holders expect to reap a harvest In In
creased real estate values. As far as
suburban equipment Is concorned I think
this decidedly unnecessary, becauso the
lines to the extreme sections of the city
are used to a great extent only twice a
day when persons are going to and
returning from their places of employ
ment. The rest of tho day they nre not
operated nt a profit to the company."
William M. Coatcs oITlclatcd as chair
man of tho meeting and R. B. Selfrldge
acted as secretary. Tho minutes of the
last meeting were read and approved.
Director Taylor this afternoon replied
to Werthelmer, "I am not going to chase
every piece of red herring," he said,
"which may be drawn across the path
to success."
Miss Crucio fell three stories from
the roof of her home, 1932 South
Eighth street. Her only Injury, to
the amazement of physicians, was a
broken leg.
Beauty of Italian Colony Was Hang
ing Clothes on Hoof.
A fall of three stories from the roof
of her home today resulted only In a
broken leg to Miss Cntheilne Crucio, 18
years old, 1932 South Eighth street, a
beauty of tho Italian colon. She wns
hanging clothing to dry when a railing
at the edge of the roof gave way.
Miss Cruclo's brother, John, heard her
cry as she fell to the ground. He rushed
fiom the house and found his sister un
conscious and bleeding In the yard. With
a friend he carried her to tho Seventh
nnd Carpenter streets police stutlon.
From hero she was taken to the Pennsjl
vnnta Hospital.
Physicians legnrded It as miraculous
that Mls Crucio was not killed by her
full nnd that her only Injury was a
htoken leg. She wns le inlng against the
rail, with her hands stretched to a
clothesline above her head, when
woodwork snapped
The girl had volunteered to hang
clothing for her mother.
After wnlklng two miles to the Jewish
Hospital with blood flowlnq; freely from
a deep gash under his chin. John Kinl
netskl, 10 jcars old. of 2011 Tennis street,
this nftcrnoon fainted. His condition is
considered serious. Klnlnetskl was play
fuily sparring with another laborer near
Wayne Junction when ho slipped, his
chin striking a dlrtfork bluff nearby.
Cnnttntird from I'll EC 1
who Is sounding the bankers of the coun
tiy on tho scheme:
"The Government to buy all Amorlcan
securities owned abroad and which may
bo offered for sale dining the CO days
r.ext succeeding October 1 at prices which
may be agreed upon by a committee made
made up of representatives of the New
York Stock Exchange, Investment bo-id
houses, banks and members of Congress.
Said committee to have entire authority
to act In the matter of purchase nnd ar
rangement of all details.
"Securities so bought to be pledged by
the Government as security for an Issue
of ten-ear bonclR, mnturlng serially, and
one-tenth of such collateral to be sold
each year, to provide for the payment of
these bonds.
"That until this committee considers
conditions sufficiently normal it shall be
a misdemeanor to buy, sell, transfer, give
or accept ns cnllnteial, shares of stock
or evidence of Indebtedness extending
over one year, unless accompanied by a
certificate showing that the owner Is a
United States citizen, and that such se
curities have been owned by United
States citizens since July 30, 1914.
"It Is understood that the above clause
does not npply to securities hought by
tho United States Government in accord
ance with the first paragraph"
Mr. Elliot points out that tho aggregate
amount of foreign Investments in Ameri
can securities In estimated at from ?1,000,
300,000 to $6,000,000,000. of which probably
from 20 to 40 per cent would be offered
for sale the moment the Stock Exchange
of tho country would open. In other
words, using this approximate estimate as
a basis, it would take from J 1, 000,000.000
to $2,500,000,000 to finance the sale of thes
securities, nnd In the estimation of Mr.
Elliot no aggregation of banks or banking
houses could handlo a proposition of thU
magnitude. The National Government
could, he pointed out.
If the Government bond proposition
meets the approval of bankers generally,
meetings will be held In the large Eastern
cities nnd an energetic campaign outlined.
& XI U Zl
Renting Opportunist
The Hires Building, 210 North Broad
Street, right in the heart of downtown is
for rent.
THE SITUATION is ideal for either
manufacturing or commercial purposes.
THE BUILDING is five stories and
basement, containing approximately
45,000 square feet of floor space. All
well lighted and available. There are two
elevators; also a rear delivery entrance on
Carlisle Street.
A FIVE-YEAR LEASE of this valu
able property at an attractive figure makes
this opportunity worth investigating.
Inquire of
Charles E. Hires Co,
210 No. Broad Street
SBSBsaWPfr.i ;isat-.Mw-. t -.
Corner In Tenderloin Deserted After
Shots Are Fired.
Itevolvtr shots, fired, tho police believe,
by rival gnngmen at Tenth and Spring
n tree Is, plunged that section of the
Tenderloin Into a turmoil of excitement
shortly after noon today. No one wns
hit by the bullets.
Pedeslrlnns who witnessed the shoot
ing told the police of the Eleventh and
Winter streets station, two men ap
proaching Tenth street from opposite dl
tectlons on Winter, met at a corner
saloon, whipped out revolvers and fired
r,oernl shots at each other. Then they
A panic followed the shooting, which
had come without a moment's warning.
Persons with lslons of a Tong war ran
screaming Into doorwnjs; women backed
against walls nnd In houses, thrusting
their chlldien behind them. Scveial
fainted. One man climbed Into a coal
wagon nnd hid under tho sent. The coi
ner was deseited In a few moments.
After the men ran awa, with patrol
men In close pursuit, a ciowd of mere
than n. thousand persons collected. A
dozen different descriptions of the men
who did the shooting were furnished to
the poller. I.nte this afternoon tho bel
llgcients had not been taken.
Connecticut Man la Given Six
Months for Collecting Money.
rrederlck Ward, of Merlden, Conn ,
was sentenced to six months In the
County Prison by Judge Ralston, after he
plead guilty to obtaining $3.60 by false
pretenses from Ixiuls Paletta. of 1007
Wharton street. Ward represented him
self lo be a salesman for a wholesale
grocery concern of New Toik, nnd offered
Pnletta groceries at ft ridlculousty low
price. The latter ordered a barrel of
sugar, on which ho paid tho defendant
$.150 In advance.
Tho pilsoner, when asked for an ex
planation, said that he wns out of work
and needed money. He said that his total
collections In this city did not exceed $12.
Ohio Well Produces 12,000,000
Cubic Feet a Dny.
rtjI'VEIjANtJ. Sept IB What gas men
sny Is the Inrget sns-well In the Stnto
has t.een rtruck on the old O'Brien farm
In West Park It Is flowing at the rato
of 12,000,00i) cubic feet a da. Tho
oners nre the Ent Ohio Gas Company
and John A Weber, of Cleveland.
$1000 In Kings and Brooch Taken
Krom Bureau.
Moro than 11000 worth of Jewelry was
stolen from the home of Mrs. Plckard, of
1805 North Thirteenth street, by thieves
while she was standing on the front
steps of her home shortly before noon to.
day. f
The thieves Jumped the baek fence ana
broke open the kitchen door with a screw
driver, then ransacked every bureau on
the second and third floors. Tho Jewels,
which consisted of severnl rings and a
valuable brooch which 'had been ft family
heirloom, were taken from the third floor
front room.
Mrs. Plckard In going Into her home
found that the back door had been forced
open and Immediately gave the alarm
Going at onco to the bureau where she
had kept her rings, Mrs. Plckard dis
covered that nil had been stolen. Tho
police of the Twentieth and Berks streets
station were notified and an Investigation
of the premises made.
Tho work, according to the police, wa
that of rprits. who lost no time In
locating the valuables and the entire Job
took less than 20 minutes Tho police are
of tho belief that the robbers, seeing the
woman standing on the front steps, de
cided to enter tho house.
Store Opens 8.30 A. M.
Store Closes 5.30 P. M.
Grand Organ Recitals 9, 11 and 5.15
Ammioiuiinices for Tomorrow
pair of women's fall shoes to !bg sold at
special prices$fl, $2 and $3.25.
(Main Floor, Market and Subway Gallery)
200 new Oriental rygs, Mossotmls, Shiraz, Giuindjes,
Cafoestams and Beluchistainis, average size about
i 3x6, special at $5.75, $110.25, $J11.55 and
so on up to $22.50.
(East Aisle)
A special sale of yotung" women's EngHisn top coats made
in London to oor own order, in 116 and 38
year sizes. For golf field and all
outing wear, at $D0 each.
(Second Floor, Chestnut)
The arrival of some very pretty new white wash waists
for women to sell at $2.50 each, and upward.
( Third Floor, Central)
160 boys' Balmacaan style overcoats in weatherproofed
fabrics, at prices about one half of usual$5 for
tweeds and $7.50 for veSour finish plaids.
(Subuay Floor, Market)
A special disposal of new pillow cases of Irish linen, var
iously embroidered, priced at $fl.85,
$2.75 and $3.50 a pair,
(First Floot, Chestnut)
Disposal of 1150 women's new tailored suits, samples of
early winter styles, marked specially at $117.50.
Also at the same place, 75 new Redin
gote suits of diagonal cheviot.
(First Floor, Central)
Fine choice of new plaid blankets, favored specially for
college use. All wool at $8 and $8,50 a pair ip
double bed size; part wool, $5 a pair.
(Fifth Floor, Market)
A little disposal of lace remnantslace and ehiffon-Hst
about half their usual prices.
(Main Floor, Grand Court)
Arrival of women's washable gloves for autumn wear.
Chamois $3 and $1,35 a pair; long white doeskin
gloves $11.85 to $2.75 a pair. Washable
leather gloves at $S,50 and $2.25,
(.1ain Floor, Central)
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