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. REPUBLICAN CHIEFS
PLAN AGGRESSIVE
CAMPAIGN FOR 1916
Penrose, Barnes and Hillcs
Will Discuss Party Re
habilitation at Dinner in
y . New York Tonight.
.j
i Ran for building up the Republican
n national organization. In preparation for
the presidential election In 1918, will bo
dlscussrd tonight by Senntdr Penrose,
William Barnes, who Is In control of ihe
Republican machine In No York, and
' Charts D Hllle, chairman of the He
publican National Committee, at an In
formal dinner to be held In New Ybrk.
The conference will be the first hold by
"the three most powerful figures In the
' Republican party since the last election.
' The overwhelming Republican victories
In Pennsylvania nhd New York on No
vember 3 last have convinced Senator
Penrose ami Mr. Humes that the Itcpub
llcan party wants them to take chargo
- of the presidential light In 191$.
At tonight's conference the first mova
toWnrd strengthening a standpat organl-
sallon in every State In the Country will
' bo planned. Mr. Barnes dnd (Mr. Itllles
will take charge of the field work of
building up the Republican national or
I Sanitation alone the same lines as It
v existed under tho MoKlnley Admlnlstra
tlon Senator Penrose will organlzo the
" Republican members of Congress.
I The plans for the 10IG campaign prob-
aoiy win De along tne lines or the opln
.tons expressed by Senator Penrose. Tho
'Senator has frequently said that the 1310
" fight will be mado on the Issue of the
tariff, and i that the Republican cnndldnte
Will be a strong protectionist leader from
K State that 1a not In tho standpat Re
publican column.
A "campaign of education," directed
. against tho Wilson Administration, will
be planned b the three leaders at to
night's conference. Hindquarters' will be
, Opened In New York soon, and for the
t next two years. Under the djrectton of
Mrt Barney and Mr. Hllles, the voters
x of tho country will bo taught the prin
ciples of a protective tariff.
. Senator Penroso will nttend the annual
, dinner of the Pennsylvania Society of
Now York tomorrow night. He will re
turn to Philadelphia on Monday.
The greatest tribute that the Union
- League has paid to a Governor or Governor-elect
of Pennsylvania waa paid last
night to Dr. Martin O. Brumbaugh and
to Senator Penrose and Lieutenant Governor-elect
Frank D. McClaln. More
than 1CKW men nil prominent In the af
fairs of the city and State, paid their
respects to the three principal Republi
can victors of the last election
The affair, -with a single exception, was
the largest ever held In the League.
When a reception was given to1 Presi
dent Taft at tho League on Lincoln's
Birthday In 19U a throng that was com
parable to that of last night attended.
For almost two hours n lino of men
fifed past the three leaders of the vic
torious Republican ticket, shook their
hands and congratulated them. In the
line -were former Governors, Mayor
Blankenburg nnd former Mayors, former
presidents of the- Union League and
leaders In the financial and professional
world.
Among those who greeted tho Governor
elect, Senator Ptnroeo and Mr. McClaln,
' Were Judco Orladv.ii -who ha hn
'1 prominently mentioned, as the next At
r torney General: Louis -3. Kolb. who has
been mentioned as a posslble.j'amlldata
. tor Mayor; ex-Mayor Weaver, ex'-Oover-
'nor Stuart. ox-Judgo Olmner Beeber and
is. x. Btotesbury,
The threo guests received the mem
bers of the League In the old cafe. In
the old building. William T. Tllden,
president of the Union eague, -who Is
regarded aa a strong possibility for the
Republican nomination for Mayor next
year. Introduced tho League members to
,.tha threo Republican leodors. Next to
htm stood Senator Penrose, then Vice
President Jeffries, of tho League, Gover
. tior-elect Brumbaugh was the central
- figure In the receiving line. Senator
Bproul stood next to him, and last In
Jlne waa Mr. McClaln.
t BURGLAR SUSPECT ADMITS
i ESCAPING CONVICT CAMP
Prisoner's Confession Causes Magis
trate to Double Sail Bond.
When Policeman Gregory emptied his
revolver over tho head of Harry Miller,
-of Baltimore, bringing the man to a halt.
' . ho did not know what an Important arrest
K.na was making.
. MlHer told Magistrate Carson, In tho
M and Dickinson streets police station
today. Just who ho waa. Ho was not in
tho least modest concerning his record.
"" held orlctnally under VM ball
for Court on the charge of attempted
housebreaking, but ho so Impressed tho
Magistrate that the ball was raised to
Sillier was found by Oregory yester
4ay afternoon attempting to break Into"
jtha Tealdenco of Samuel Moreno, 830 Dick
Jason street Gregory brought Miller to
a halt after a ch&so of several squares.
Ho searched his prisoner and found' a
blackjack and a Jimmy In his pockets.
Miller told Magistrate Carson that while
j- working in a convict camp, after having-
i tpent soven years and threo months in
f tho Trenton Penitentiary on the chargo
.fit burglary, ho had eluded his guards
f mAd escaped
SOUP KITCHEN OPEN AHEAD
OF TIME FOR UNEMPLOYED
3n. Ketehum Bays Condltlona la
Hortheast Ar Worst la Tears.
I "Purine the It years of tho existence
I of tho Richmond Soup Soblety and Relief
BAoclat!on wa have never fauit aimh
J JBi i nil upen our resources as at preaeut,"
4riW Mrs. Mllilmento W. Kelehura, tho
iAiisti in. AwiBfioa. 'Too society's
sobp kitchen, usually opened in January,
ba oeen operating fc two weeks be
C S&IM& of tho oalllt for MM .mafia limn ..
?is- . mhwu ui jifeaisona
aaty at hor homo. SbU Frankford ave-
sm, una at we neaaguarters, 3W9 Ann
! tine Conditions, sh says, are worse
5 than Utey have been In ers.
S "la nwwrU ta CouacHs' appropriation
1 or , for rno rOUt of U poor. I hepo
' tkat sua, of tit asoay will be u4 to
, kt lb UMnnnloMd ta Krtgtoa," Mrs.
' JgoJchui 4 tofcy "Wo ar doing- all
wo ur lor tb tsuBiUnf of mm wt of
"At proi.i.,o mli up ai many
i Chttms kuiac a tar Tmhii otmu.
j WiM It U 'tBU w aro txMtios in a
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f mit $ Hitioo when oy call on
M "3rby ar sa csarly clad and biy
t Hmt Vfa eeJ a lnw tat tsoro
turn WMr Vkt thorn ail uvar (a noizbeor-
Want Iwi) tor Cm of Bng- Vmn
nw yOftIC pc n, -? Now Torts
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VAST PROFITS OF FILM
TRUST ALLEGED IN
SUIT
TJ. S. Attorney flays 10 Manufac
turers Made 10OO Per Cent. In 1011.
Edwin P. Grosvenor, special assistant
to Attornoy General Gregory, In maklnir
the final argument In the Government's
dissolution suit against tho so-callod
moving picture trust, revealed to Judge
Dickinson, In the United States District
Court today, the amazing profits derived
by tho General Film Company, an ad
junct of the alleged combine, after It
had forced competing oxchango dealers
out of business. Of the 113 competing
exchnnges before the formation of the
General Film Company, only one survives,
he said. Sixty-eight were absorbed by
the General Film Company, and the rest
were compelled to go out of business be
cause of the unreasonable restrictions In
the licenses Issued by this constituent
to the allogcd trust.
In the first IS months of Its existence
the General Film Company expended
more than (1,000,000 for tho purchase of
Independent exchanges, moro than M,000,
000 moro to manufacturers, producers
and exhibitors In tho combine, and paid
7 per cent, on Its preferred stock and 12
per cent, on the common to Its shurc
liolders. On an Investment of $10,000 each
10 manufacturers mado a profit of 1C00
per cent. In 1911, Mr. Grosvenor Bald.
It coat Lewis M. Swaab, an exchange
dealer of this city, $10 a mlnuto for 10
minutes, Mr. Grosvenor declared, for
departing from a regulation In tho license
agreement relating to the time for the
release of Alms. Swaab had a requisi
tion from a Baltlmoro exhibitor for
films to be produced before noon. In
order to fill tho order, Swaab v,an obliged
to Telease the films at 1:10 a. m. to catch
the 8 o'clock train for Baltimore. The
hour set by the General Film Company
for the release of films was 8 o'clock.
For violating tho provisions of his license
agreement Swaab was fined J 100 by the
manufacturers, under the penalty of
having his supply curtailed If he failed
to pay the penalty.
"Isn't that an arbitrary Interference In
Interstate commerce with tho rights of
an American citizen?" demanded the
Government's lawjer.
Mr. Grosvenor urged that the Govern
ment had proved that every aot of the
derendanus was Intended to obtain a
monopoly and restrain trade.
Counsel for the defendants will sub
mit paper books of argument, and Judge
Dickinson will announce his decision
later.
STATE DENTAIi EXAMINATIONS'
Forty-two Philadelphia Students Take
Last Tests for the Year.
Forty-two Philadelphia dental students
took the last of the State Board Dental
examinations In. Musical Fund Hall to
day Tho examinations were conducted
by Dr. John J. Momtt and Dr. Alexander
H. Reynolds. Tomorrow the students will
be given tests In the physical branches of
dentistry,
Students passing the State examina
tions this year are not required to be
graduates of a high school or equivalent
institution, but a recent act of Assembly
rules that after January 1 all students
matriculating In dental schools must have
such training.
HEAVY WEIGHTS STRAIN
"Do not exercise with heavy weights;
they tend to strain the muscles and are,
therefore. Injurious. Exercise with light
weights la very healthful."
This advlca was given to more than
1000 University of Pennsylvania athletes
and students In the gymnasium after
chapel service this morning by Fantell,
tho -weight lifter
Fantell lifted Ave men, including Ed
ward Russell, Edward (Mayberry, of the
football squad,, and Jerry Jeremiah, a
heavyweight wrestler, of the University,
TODAY'S MABBIAOE LICENSES
Edward It Malar, COS H. Tth it, and Mary
U Uurnhy. DOl N. FTnklln it
v-ranum bi.
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Crtlf. loos Torrexlsl
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Francx liucctlls, lOOi Bllw$rth st, a4
Ida. Ola-nnirarU. 311 FVriu.n mr
BUwud moma, 1UT B SCth St., and CUudi
rurrlnitoa. lsis 6. 10th t.
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EVENIKG LEDGEB-PHIL'ABErPHTA', FRIDAY, DECEMBER
A "NIGHT IN BOHEJHAM WITH THE PEN AND PENCIL
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HaihtY
ET5lE
FOS.TBE 8EL6IMI!
"COCAINE RUINED ME," SOBS
MAN WHO ROBBED MOTHER
F. G. Justlco Snys He Did Not Know
What He Was Dolnp;.
"Cocalno caused my downfall. It got
me nnd I can't help mjself," sobbed
Franklin C. Justice, 23 years old, of 1031
Amsterdam avenue, New York, when ho
faced Mnglstrato Morris In the 19th anl
Oxford streets station this morning
charged with attempting to rob his own
mother.
"I have been eating pills for hours be
fore I tried to rob mother and I didn't
know what I wns doing until the detec
tives camo In and nrrceted me."
Justice was arrested yesterday In the
apartment of his mother, Mrs. S. J. Jus
tice, 1911 Columbia nvonuo. Ho had
taken valuablo clothing nnd Jewolry from
various trunks in tho apartment and
placed them In a suit case preparatory
to leaving with them whon his Bister
walkod In. Justlco enmo to Philadelphia
from Newv York several days ago, after
ho had been onco paroled from tho Hunt
ingdon Reformatory.
Two years ago tho young man backed
a. furniture wagon up to his mother's
home and carted awny all her furniture,
which ho sold t6 second-hand dealers.
fri5.sl.',t!;.at Mrls held the man under
1500 ball for court.
Hairy Devlin, 21 years old, and Clar-
.r.c,.,IInb-Jrkcrn' 21 yenrs M. both of
HI West Cumberland street, faced Magis
trate Glenn, In tho th and York streets
station, this morning on the charge of
robbing their landlord, August Long, of
the Cumberland fctreet addresi They stole
articles of Jewelry and clothing. It was
testified, valued at J60. Each was hold
under WOO ball.
COCAINE SELLER SENTENCED
John C. Henderson, who is considered
thoj most persistent of traffickers In
cocaine and other drugs, was convicted
In Quarter Sessions Court today and
sentenced to six months In the county
prison by Judge Reed Henderson has
been in Treated nine times on cocalno
charges, but always managed to oacnpe
conviction Until him trial nn.. '
MARTINE AND THE PRESIDENT
AT PARTING OF THE WAYS
Friction Over Collectorshlp
Cause Political Break,
May
WASHINGTON, Dec ll.-Senator Mar
tine, of New Jersey, Is at the parting
of the ways with President Wilson over
the appointment of George Hampton, of
Bridgeport, N. J as Collector of In
ternal Revenue for the 1st New Jersey
district Significance Is attached to the
bieak because Senator Martlne owes his
election to the Senate through Mr. Wil
son's personal support and Is one of the
President's closest advisers.
Senator Martlne has protested in vain
against the regular appointment of Mr.
Hampton, whose nomination was sent to
the Senate Wednesday and la prepared
to fight It to the tast ditch.
"I cannot believe that the President
has nominated Mr. Hampton as a piece
of spite work because 1 voted against
the Panama canal tolls bill," said Sen
ator marine today. ,
"Mr Hampton was first temporarily ap
pointed Collector during tho recess of
Congress.
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WANT TO EXCHANGE
AN OLD CAMERA FOR
AUTO? CAN BE DONE
Harry C. Turner Tells of
Remarkable Series of
"Swaps" Which Finally
Brought Him a Motorboat.
Havo jou an old second-hand box
camera that ou would llko to swap for
a soven-passengor touring car In good
working order, or eight building lots or a
chugging motorboat on tho Schuylkill?
Impossible, you say?
Not a bit of It It's been done right
here In Philadelphia.
Harry C. Turner, 6032 Knox street, Ger
mantow'n, camo home one night and
looked with onnut at his box camera. Not
that It wasn't a good machlno, becauso
)t was. It had originally cost )2S, nnd
was worth at, least half that much. But
he was tired of It. The many pictures
tho thing had taken satiated him and he
determined to get lid of It
He Inserted a small ad In the exchange-ond-sale
column of a newspaper and sat
donn and wnlted.
He didn't have long to -wait A few
days later a man with a white elephant
came to talk business with him. The
white elephant was nn organ, the tones
of which had begun to weary the man.
Turner and the organ-owner swapped ele
phants. GOT RICYCLE FOR THE ORGAN.
When tho organ's music began to pall,
Turner exchanged It for a bloycle. Then
he longed for music again, and bartered
nlth a man who possessed a phonograph.
The outcomo was that Turner swapped
his bicycle for the talking machine. Its
outfit and 123 to boot
That was not the end.. Like Alexander
the Great, Turner longed for mora worlds
to conquer. He continued putting ads In
the exchange-and-sale column.
"I really became Interested when I
got that phonograph," said Turner, "and
I determined to work out the trading pos
sibilities to tho end, although at first I
had only entered Into It for amusement,
"I traded the phonograph to an Eng
lishman for three oil paintings. That was
the best deal I had made so far. When
a man offered me eight building lots at
Anglesea for the masterpieces, I nearly
fell over."
The real estate, however, was not aa
promising aa It sounded, for the prospec
tive buyer and the owner had to Hire a
rowboat to make a (our of inspection.
Nevertheless. Turner assumed ownership
of the island lots and cheerfully paid 3
for tho transference.
AUTO HIS NEXT ACQUISITION.
It was a stroke of genius; not long
afterward, whan he advertised the lots for
sale or exchange, a man and his wife
ottered a seven-passenger Ranter auto
mobile for the property. He hired a row
boat and took the couple to see the lots,
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expecting them to decline to trade. Rut
they didn't. They wnnted the real es
tate ns an Investment for their daughter
and wero witling to hold the untaxed
land for SO or more years.
"They took the lots," said Turner, "and
the property Is Increasing In value every
day."
Tho automobile, which cost $1000 when
new, served Turner nnd his family for
six months, aftrr which he irnded It for
a 30-foot motorboat, which also went
through a term of service.
When nn offer of $373 for the boat camo
Tumor snnpped It up mid bought it
smaller boat -with part of tho proceeds.
Hero ho rested on his laurels nnd re
fused to t ratio further, nlthough he had
accumulated enough money to buy dozens
and dozens of cameras.
"Uesldei proving very profitable, ray
trading was n sourco of pleasure to me,"
said Turner, "nnd I had the use of ovcry
one of tho articles In tho chnln which I"
traded. The beauty of tho trading was
that every one was satisfied, in his ex
change, nnd there were no disturbed con
sciences nftcr tho swaps. I was partic
ularly fortunate, in that the value of my
goods Increased with oach trade.
"Here's the secret of the popularity and
.advantage of trading getting rid of
Junk."
FAKE CLAIM CHARGED
Man Accused of Defrauding Kapld
Transit Company.
Charges of perjury were preferred
ngalnst Morris Lelsbs, 231 GasktU street,
by Special Agent Frank Gasklll, of tho
Rapid Transit Company, in the 32d street
and Woodland avenue police station to
day, Lclses settled with the P. R. T. Co, for
130 for Injuiles alleged to have been re
ceived on August 17, when a car in which
ho waq riding took flro at 7th and South
streets. An Investigation by agents of
the company convinced them that Lclses'
claim was false. A further Investigation
showed that his wife had given testimony
in another enso also considered false by
Special Agent Gasklll.
After Lelses had been questioned at the
company's office. Magistrate Harris held
him under (1030 ball for court.
INQUEST INTO TWO DEATHS
Coroner Probes Downtown Murder
and Suicide.
The Coronor held nn Inquest today Into
the death of Hannah R. Conway, 2254
South Hemberger street, and Jesae P.
Adams, a petty officer in the United
States navy, who shot and killed the
young woman last Tuesday and commit
ted suicide.
Miss Conway had refused the attentions
of Adams.
LOCKED TIP AS P.EQUESTED
Frank MoGlnnls, 23 years old, after
seeking employment for a month and
failing, walked into a drugstore at 20th
and Oxford streets last night and tele
phoned to the 23th and Oxford streets
station for the police. When a patrol
manned by policemen arrived, expecting
to find a fight, McGlnnls told them he
had sent In the call for them to arrest
him.
This morning ho told Magistrate Mor
ris that he wanted to bo sent to the
House of Correction, so he could not
walk the streets, He said he spent bis
laat cent and now has no home. He was
sentenced to ope month.
COLLECT ;
II. 191fr
LOADED DIE AT U. OF P.J
ANCIENT ROME TO BLAME
Hello Shows Egypt Wasn't the Only
Home of Guile.
Where ! the vaunted honor 'of old n; .
The Iron cod thut mde the stetn JnMe eena
HU tullty son. to death. a Jirtuo homo.
And luetic etrnth to msVe th tyrsm
WheiSt there honor in a land "Jf -bt
To Ewpt, scorned for thievery and vice,
Thst which her sons had never known, nor
. ,.. JnA alnA nt iifi loeded dice? . ..
Thounh Bsrnum, lmou ehowmen, sot tns
For '-on. torn .rr minute," nome Hr.t e.ld
It.
Home's Blory Is fading at the University
of Pennsylvania, but her reputation for
wisdom, of a sort. Is ffolng up. Inci
dentally some of the great Achievements
of modernity are turning oui ."?."'
frlngements and copies of original Ideas
by the ancients.
Mtllo by little the evidence is tumma
up that Barnum, as he was known by
the present generation, waa a plagiarist
and gave no credit when he niched a
phrase, or that the Barnum of tho twen
tieth century waa a reincarnation of a
previous circus man. '
Tho higher-ups of today's underworld
well may blush for shame when they
learn that a loaded die Ima been discov
ered among Kgyptlan relics at the Uni
versity of Pennsylvania, n die loaded o
cleverly thai not even an expert could
detect It unless something made him
suspicious. Tho bone cube Is so prepared
with concealed cement that tho "six"
always turns up Search la now being
made for a mato to this die, one that will
always turn up the "one" or the "five,"
so ns to make, In the parlance of tho
rolling rnttlers, n natural.
The londrd dlo was made In Rome.
Hut loaded dice do not tell the wholo
story of what the Kgyptlans knew. There
nlso has been found In the collection,
donated to the university by Mrs. Dllttjn
Parish, of lxindon, formerly of this city,
a complete counterfeiting set. Those finds
made the authorities of the musoum
suspicious. Hardening their hearts, they
resolved to delve deeper nnd exposo to
the world the full story of 'Kome's
Iniquity.
SAYS P. R. R. HAS
RATE DELUSION
Continued from Face One
o'clock, when Acting Chairman Penny
packer announced that ho would bo un
able to be present this afternoon. Com
missioner Emory It. Johnson took his
place when the hearing wns reopened nt
2.30 o'clock.
Following the discussion upon tho
chargo of collusion Edwin Jf. Abbott,
representing the Commuters' Associa
tions, began general argument ngalnst
the Incrcnses,
When asked after the adjournment
whether granting of tho 5 per cent,
freight Increase by the Interstate Com
merce Commission would havo any In
fluenco upon their decision In the pas
senger case several of the commlulnn.
ers replied that, while the cases were
no doubt related, the' freight question was
not under their jurisdiction, nnd they
would have to decide the passenger case
upon its own merits
nETURNS EXPECTED BY P. n. H.
In responso to Interrogation by Mr.
Pennypacker nt the morning session,
Mr. Fell said thnt tho Pennsylvania
hoped to realize a return of $8,000,000
If the 5 per cent, freight Increase
were granted by the Interstate Commerco
Commission and a return of $2,000,000
should It be permitted to make the pas
senger Increase effective December IB.
Efforts on the part of the commuters'
attorneys to delve Into the Investments
and subsidiary holdings of the Pennsyl
vania wero thwarted by Mr. Pennypacker,
who said, In ruling these questions out of
order;
"I think the" real question Is commuta
tion Increases and the general affairs of
the railroad, nnd the question whore Its
money may be invested Is Irrelevant.
The remarks of Mr. Pennypacker made
it evident that the commission Intended
to confine whatever ruling It may mako
strictly to the matter of commutation In
creases and changes, and not to touch
the general passenger Increase. Prior
to the hearing nttornpys for the com
muters had Indicated that they would
light every Inch of the railroads plea,
not only opposing the commutation
changes, but tho general Increases as
well.
In addition to Acting Chairman Penny
packer, commissioners sitting were
Emory n. Johnson, S. La Rue Tone. Jill
ton J. Brecht and Charles F. Wright
Frank A. Wallace, of Erie, waa absent.
More than a score of prominent railroad
officials representing all the companies in
tno East were present.
RAIOIOADS' "LEAN TEARS,"
When Jlr, Pennypacker called the hear
ing to order at 0:30 o'clock. Ward W,
Plerson was asked o conduct the cross
examination of Jlr. Felt. Mr. Plerson de
voted all his efforts to shew that the in
crease planned waa unwarranted and un
reasonable In View of the returns and
profits of the Pennsylvania Railroad dur
ing the past few years.
He contended that one or two bad
years, during a period of general finan
cial deprefcslon, would not justify any
rate Increase. There are fat and lean
years, he said, with the railroads, as
with ovary other corporation, and thej.
stockholders should be mado bear the
burdens of the lean years Instead of the
public,
Harpld q, Bhertx and Edwin M. Abbott
conducted the cross-examination pf R. J.
Pe Lpwr, assistant general passenger
agent for the Pennsylvania. Mr, De
Long, in his replies, was frequently ad
vised by George W. Boyd, general pas'
senger traffic manager, who sat by his
side.
The cross-examination brought out tho
fact that Philadelphia hod been the vie
tlm of unusual discrimination In the mat
ter of commutation Increases, in tha
opinion 6f tho commuters' lawyer. Books
of the company presented showed that
New York was enjoying better commuta
tion service at a cheaper rate than Phila
delphia and that no Increase, had been
sufgexted for New York.
- CAPITAL STOCK INCRBASBD.
Mr. Plerson in questioning Mr. Fell
asked It it wore not true that, tha Fona
sylvanU from uu until January, WH, had
tnorad its capital stock from $l.ooo,eoo
to $i),W0. and that during thU tjra.
tha eowpany had been abU ta Improve
its traew and stations and at tho same
W?i IS5r..t?ul?r e plr etflt 4WJends.
Mr. Fell admitted that this was tru.
tlaued," that you have a, surplus fund
of wmm into wblch you. Mid jIjoo.Sh
during this timer" w-a
to, FU al answered in. tea -
ABKBD "HW A Luaf
In trtagiag up the ooeaparailvo Inooma
from the frlb.t and tho passoagor m-
. Mr. 7aayaokr V4n.d ta U.
w. u. mwusi gMi ootiaut
the Vwanaytvtja. at geij.
in aiOng a a per Lent. triht i,. .t..
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MAYOR RECEIVES
BILL TO PROVIDE
. RELIEF FOR POOR
Expected to Sign $50,000
Appropriation, Though
Opposed to Principle of!
City Almsgiving.
Mayor Blankenburg received this mbfhf
Ing for his signature or veto the ir-.n.."
fer bill passed by Councils yesterday tKat 'A
carries an appropriation of 150,000 for re
lief of tho city's unemployed. If the
Mayor approves the bill, tho money be
comes Immediately available.
By the proviilons of the relief meas
ure, the $30,009 Is to be expended by the
Department of Health and Charities
through the Emergency Aid Committee.
Although It Is expected that tho Jlayor'
III ,.. ,U. lilt .... .-.I -
rviu mttu Mia uiu, ouuu ucuon IS not COn-'
sldered as certain.
The attitude of the Mayor from the
start of the agitation to relieve tho tin
employed by municipal funds has been
regarded as more in favor of relief
through existing charitable organizations'1
supported by private contributions, which
could bo Increased to meet the prejent-
emergency.
Indication of that sentiment on the part
of tho Administration forces wns evi
denced In Common Council yesterday
when Robert D. Drlpps, of the 22d Ward,
floor leader of the minority Independents,
spoko ngalnst tire appropriation as a '
measure creating n bad precedent, one
that would attraot dependents to the
city, increase tho burdens of charity and
cripple existing charitable organizations
by leading their supporters tp believe that
tho city would meet tho emergency and
that private support was not essential.
URGES EMPLOYMENT, NOT ALMS.
Mayor Blankenburg sent a mesasW'to
Councils voicing his opposition to 'th
appropriation and urging Councils 'to'cre
ate employment for tho Idle men of the
city rather than render them tho recipi
ents of municipal alms. He advised that
Councils should leave the matter of alms
giving to tho charitable organizations
thnt are supported by prtvato contribu
tions. The Mayor cited In his message action
taken along relief lines by 13 cities. He
snld- "It Is evident that conditions In
other cities nro about the samo as in
Philadelphia. Somo cities aro proposing
to meet the problems of unemployment
by making special appropriations and
bond Issues for Immcdlato public work,
and by establishing municipal lodging
houses.
"So far aa I have been able to learn, no
American city has as yet made n direct
money appropriation for outdoor relief.
Tho consensus of opinion seems to be that
work, nnd not relief. Is what the unem
ployed want and need."
Mrs. A. J. Cassatt. chairman of tho
Emergency Aid Committee, and Mrs. John
C. Groomo, chairman of the homo relief
division of tha committee. Issued a state
ment yesterday Indicating full confidence
that tho committee would receive tho ap
propriation. W. ,REDW,00D WRIGHT'S WILL
His yrtdow Inherits Estate Valued
at ?125,O00.
The J125.000 estate of William Redwood
Wright, former City Treasurer, who died
In the Germantown Hospital December
3, Is bequeathed to the widow, Letltla E.
Wright. Tho will was admitted to pro
bate today. Personal property comprises
100,000 of tho estate. Mrs Wright and
Sydney L. Wright, a brother of the tes
tator, are named executors In the will.
Other testaments probated, today are;
Matthew K. Gale, late of 6412 Mascher
street, whose estate 1b estimated at 519,
S00; Hannah A. Shoemaker, 2038 Arch
street, (10,000; Charles J. Jones, who
did In Camden, N, J., $10,000; Llzzlo F.
Fuba, 3T0 Ljceum avenue, J9380; Lydl
B. Woodward, 602 North 22d street, $3920;
Samuel Candy, 2243 Bridge street, $3700;
Alvls Elsele, 2102 North 2d street, S28Q0.
Personal property of Lewis Wllley has
been appraised at $1807.73 and Fannie
Bloch, $3731.83.
OPPOSES CITY'S SOBRIQTJET
Ex-Cougresaman Challenges night ta
Use Quaker Appellation.
WASHINGTON, Dee. lL-The right or
Phtladelphlans to call their home the
"Quaker City" -was challenged before a
Senate subcommittee this afternoon by
ex-Congresaman Linden Kvans. of Chi
cago. Mr, Evans was attacking a bill intro
duced by Senator Kern, providing the
name of any religion or religious or
ganisation cannot' be used as a trad
mark. This, Evans said, would compel '
manufacturers of oatmeal, whisky, atoveo
and other articles with "Quaker" names
to change their labels.
THE WEATHER
Official Forecast
WABHIKGTON, Dee. IL
Eastern Pennsylvania: Partlr
tonight and Saturday: slightly
For
cloudy
colder tonight; light ta moderate north
west winds.
For New Jersey; Cloudy tonight and
Saturday, freezing temperature tonight.
Tha coast disturbance has moved north
eastward and ia passing out of the field of
observation this morning. The western
area of high barometer has drifted south
ward and is central oer Arkansas. It
caused a general decrease in temperature
In 1 the Southern States, with frost or
freezing almost to the GWf coast Tem
peratures below sero are reported from all
of the Nqrlhern Plains States. light rain
has occurred at a few places along the
North Atlantic coast and snow flurries
were general In the Oblo basin and the
southern portion of the Lake region dur.
Ing the last 24 hours. The skies are clear
ing over eastern Canada and New Pog
land. U. S. Weather Bureau Bulletin .
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