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EVENING LEDGEfl-PHlL'A-PEB'PHIA; WEDNESDAY? DEOEMBEB 30? XDtr4.
g IUDGET SYSTEM URGED IN PLACE OF "PORK BARREL" Economic Expert Pohits Out Its Advantages in Provid ing for Government Ex penditures. PRINCETON. N. J.. Dei. 30.-A budget Eystem as a substitute for the appropria tions and "pork barrel" system in vogue tin thn United States was advocated today f by Harvey S. Clioso In an address before Itho American Economic Association and itho American Blatlstlcal Association, How f meeting Rt Princeton University. Doctor Chase, who has maae a stuuy ' of Questions relating to standard sched- ' ules for uniform nnanclal statements by all nations, advocated that a commltteo be appointed by tho two associations for the purposo or devising a uuugci ior me United States on the basis of the present averaso Governmental expenditures. This, ho maintained, would not only work for econbmy In tho end, but would eliminate the Vicious evils of the "pork barrel" system. PLANS roil NATIONAL BUDGET. Doctor Chase outlined his plan bb follows: "What are the fundamental functions common to all, or nearly all, the nations? nt.li4lf lnu 41ia nrnnf tinfnrn 119 1 'War' or 'National Dofcnse' Is one of f ..... -. t 1 . ,..,- ......, In., mem; me mosi imporiuni bhihiu i" of them apparently. What Is another? Evidently national 'Indebtedness Is another. To wit: Debts, sinking funds, U(..n, nil iitnH.M fAlntlnff to national debts, funded or floating. Again, national administration' Is universal In some form. Tho functions of legislation, ex ecution (administrative), and Judicature are everywhere present .They can be classified without serious difficulty; by this I mean tho higher administration, tho overhead' costs of national govern ment. "So far we havo mentioned three large, fundamental functions, each capable of simple subdivisions of uniform and stand ard character. "With these three we shall have covered much more than half, prob ably three-quarters, or oven more, of tho total costs of each national government. Wo may well be satisfied with these three if It should prove Impracticable to ad vance further this year J am convinced, however, that wp Bhall find that we can ndvancc quito a little further almost Im mediately. For Instance, there are tho public service' or 'public utility' func 4tn.tf aftii an ntlrnnHfL telecrranhs. tele phones, mall service, and express service. AUo theiy is 'forest service" and 'agri culture.' as -well aB 'commerce,' and various other functions which can be classified. In big subdivisions at least, and which will bo fairly comparable among the nations." LEGITIMATE EXPENDITURES. Doctor Chaso submitted, as an Illustra tion of what the national budget 'of the United States might be If drawn up on tho now' plan, separate tables of expendi tures under tho following Items: Expenditures for war or national de fense functions, including the nrmy, navy, w"ar pensions and war debts: expendi tures for peace, social, civil and economic functions; expenditures for general gov ernmental functions, and a general sum mary of total estimates for tho various governmental functions., According to the estimates the grand total for the fiscal year 1015-1911! would be J1.C90.775.131. For the fiscal year 1914-1915 the budget would bo 1,108,681.777. i "BILLY" SUNDAY DRIVES SALOONS FROMDES MOINES Influence of Evangelist Causes Coun-i- cil to Take Action. DES MOINES, la., Dec. 30, As a re ult of the recent "Billy" Sunday evan gelistic campaign hore the City Council has given the saloons of ties Moines until February 15 In which to prepare to close their doors. A resolution was passed granting a le newal of the licenses, all of which ex pire "January 3, until February 15. Then the saloons will bo closed unless tn the meantime a case pending in the District Court Is decided In their favor. The meeting of the Council yesterday Was the scene of a spirited fight be tween the anti-saloon forces and the "wets." Tho former wore led by the Ilev. C. C. Medbury, a prominent worker In the? recent Sunday campaign. They presented a petition nsklng that the licenses be refused signed by more than 10,000 Voters of the city. This peti tion was secured on the last day of the meetings In the tabernacle. The case now before tho District Court Is one- started years ago attacking tho Bufllclency of a petition of consent filed at that time by the saloonlsts. Several of the most prominent saloonlsts of the city tonight said they would make pre paratlona to close February 15. SHOOTS SISTER-IN-LAW "Unloaded" Kevolver in Hands of Young Man Causes Wound. HADDON HEIGHTS, N. J Dec. 30. Whlle preparing for a noisy welcome to the. new year, Mrs. Bertram V. Showalter, Sll Station avenue, was shot and danger ously wounded lost night by her brother-in-law. J The shooting occurred In the dining iopm of the Showalter home while Show niter, her brother-in-law, 19 years' oA, was cleaning a revolver for use on New Year's Eve. Believing the weapon un loaded, h pointed It at his sister-in-law and pulled the trigger. Twice the weapon fatted to explode, but on the third pull ll,rs, Showalter fell with a bullet through her nose and mouth. Mrs, Showalter was unconscious for more than two hours. Her'brother-ln. law, who -was vlsltng the family for the holidays, 1ms not been arrested, but is under surveillance pending the outcome of her Injuries. HARBISON ITSKE BANKRUPT Theatrical Producer's liabilities $94,108 His Assets $78,704. NEW TORK. Dec. 30. Harrison, Grey Flake, the theatrical producer, husband of Minnie Maddern Flake, the actress, filed today a voluntary petition in bank ruptcy, showing liabilities of 191,133.41 and assets of t78.794.T7. Among the principal creditors are Klaw Erlanger, JTSQ0; Edward Knoblauch, 56p0; Margaret Anellu, JSS1, and Edward Sheldon, J43J5. Fifty Married Couples Reconciled Judge Brown, of the Domestic Rela tions branch of the Municipal Court, has received a report showing that CO married couples, to whom separations had been granted In the last few years, and in Whose cases support orders had been Is sued, had become reconciled. These were antong a. total of SO coses on which, re port were made by the court's proba tloa officer. Mrs, Jane D. Rlppln- ' 1 ,i . . Steamship lima Sinks in Sale AMSTERDAM. Dec. 30,-Tho Swedish cargo steamship. Jrma. asnk during jlie sale thai swept the North Sea Monday Foui teen men were drowuect Two qi her crew who ww rescued wah4 HpUand WKtav PRIEST DIES IN HOSPITAL WHILE AWAITING SACRAMENT Father Theodore George Succumbs to Heart Disease, The Bet". Theodore George, a prominent member of the Roman Catholic clergy In Baltimore, died suddenly at 7 o'clock this morning In St. Agnes Hospital, while seated In a choir nwnlllng the chaplain who was to administer to him Holy Com munion. He was found with his head bent slightly forward reclining In penceful composure by tha chaplain who carried the Blcjsed Sacrament. Father George went to communion every morning at the hospital, where he had been a patient for more Minn a month suffering from heart dlsense and a com plication of other troubles. Ho had Just been reading his breviary and the book was found beside him. He had arisen early, ns wns his custom, Father Georgo was rector of St. Al phonsus Roman Catholic Church In Balti more, and funeral services will be con ducted there next Saturday morning. Ho was formerly assistant nt the Tlomnti Catholic Church oCSt. Boniface, Diamond street nnd Norrls square, Philadelphia. Father Georgo wbb born In Now York In 1S62. After several years spent in classical study at tho Itedemptorlst Col lege nt Northeast, Pa., ho entered tho Itedemptorlst' Fathers' House of studies In llchcster, Maryland. He was ordained by Cardinal Gibbons In 1SSY. Ho wns then appointed professor of church his tory and moral theology In the seminary In llchcster, and some years later taught philosophy. Father Georgo was very well known, especially among the Gcrmnn Catholics In this city. Ho wns a man of largo physical proportions, being more than six feet tall and weighing close to 300 pounds. Whlto stationed at St. Bonlface'B Church hero prior to May, 1B0I, Father George was especially Interested In the young men of the parish, nnd ho never tired giving them good, sound ativicc. in uai tlmoro he was ono of the diocesan con suiters of Cardinal Gibbons nnd was held in high esteem. Uccauso of his Illness ho spent several months In Atlantic City last summer. WASHINGTON SEEKS TACTFUL REPLY TO GERMAN NOTE Recognition of Belgium as Teuton Territory to Bo Avoided. WASHINGTON, Dec. 30. The State De partment was feeling Its way cautiously today In preparing a icply to the Gor man note concerning American Consuls In Belgium. It was pointed out that the position takon by this Government will sot a precedent to be followed throughout the war In determining tho status of con sular representatives of neutral countries In conquered territory. It was clear tlint tho question of recognition of Belgium as German terri tory would be completely avoided in the reply. - Th. sltnta n.nol-tmpTlt will fiUlTITCRt to Germnny that our Consuls be permitted to remain until tho territorial differences are adjusted after the war. , Oniclnls rppeattd today that the Ger man note did not In any way affect the present status of Minister Brand Whit lock, nt Brussels, whose diplomatic duties iliave been Inrgely suspended since tho Germans took tho Bc'glan capital. Whlt lock Is remaining In Brussels because he finds he can make himself very useful In relief work. TRIES TO STOP WEDDING Youth's Mother Makes Vnln Appeal to License Cleric. If Adam McConnell. .Tr , mnrrles Miss Gertrude Fltzpatrlck he'll run Into trou ble. Mrs. Annie McConnell, his mother, says she will have him nrrestcd the minute he says "I will." McConnell says he'll say it tonight even if he's tarred and feathered Immediately afterwards. He is 18 and lives at 3116 Bancroft street. His fiancee is 20. She lives at 1317 Clem entine street. Tho couple hurried Into the Marriage License Bureau this nfternoon Mrs. Mc Connell hurried In a moment later. "Don't issue that license!" she cried to Clerk Ferguson. "I Yinrn you. They're under age. and I have not given my con sent and I nover will." The would-be bridegroom exhibited his father's written consent to the union. Miss Fitzpatrick nlBO showed a signed paternal permit. That Is all the law re quires, so the license was Issued nnd tho couple ran out, boarded a car and disappeared, while Mrs. McConnell, out distanced, talked rapidly and vehemently to Mr. Ferguson. WAR ON RATE INCREASE Trustees of National Utilities Board Will Devise Campaign. Tho board of trustees of the National Utilities Bureau met today at tho Uni versity Club to plan a working bureau and to consider representing cities In lights for tho reduction of rates and prices by public utility corporations. The members of the board, which wan formed at the suggestion of Director Cooke, of tho Department of Publlo Works, are Louis D. Brnndels, tho law yer, of Boston: Frederick A. Cleveland,' director of the New York Bureau of Mu nicipal Research; Charles It. Van Hlse, president of the University of Wisconsin; Samuel S. Fels, Charles F. Jenkins and Frederick W. Taylor, of Philadelphia. One member. Prof. Leo S. Rowe, Is In Soulh America, The bureau has accepted commissions to conduct cases against gas and electric companies tdmtlar to the tuxpajers' com plaint against the Philadelphia Electrlo Company before the Pennsylvania Public Service Commission, CARGO OF SUGAR FOR SOUTH Ship Iioading for New Orleans Re vet ses Usual Order. Like carrying coal to Newcastle Is the shipment of refined sugar to New Or leans from this port. The American steamship El Rio, of the Southern Pa cific fleet, Isyiow loading a cargo of tho product at the Spreckles Sugar Refinery, foot of Reed Btreet, The cargo will com slat of about 5600 tons. This s the first time In the memory of veteran rlvermen that Buch. a shipment has been made. Representatives of, the refinery ex. plained the shipment by saying tha clos ing oj American Sugar Refinery at New Orleans has made the refined product scarce in the South. Men in. close touch with the sugar situation, however, de clare the Sugar Trust may be bent on entering In Bharp competition with the Independent refiners of Louisiana. DR. S0LIS-C0HEN SUES P. R.T. Seeks Damages for Accidents in Which AutQ Suffered. Suit was started In the Municipal Court today by Dr. S SollCohen against the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company to recover $160 damages. In his .statement of claim, he says that on May $, 1913. his automobile was standing In front of his fflce, at 1S26 Walnut street, when a trolley struck a passing wagon, hurlln It apalnst his machine and causing 35 damage. In a second accident. May 33. 1914, the physician says he was driving east or Chestnut street directly behind a trolley car, when it stopped and, after' discharg ing passengers, suddenly and without warning, started to run backward- Tne doctor's car was struck sad be says re pairs cost IU6. TRAFFIC MAP FOR 1)1 lj V C ft L L . ' f W O O JO Vslh ir1 1 N, Tfl8MKLE IM v to - " &' $ 2 1 I ? I B r g ". S The Police Department today announced that 200 policemen will be on guard around the Billy Sunday tabernacle next week. Vehicles will not be permitted to pass through or stand in any of the streets south of Callowhill street, north of Race street, west of 18th street or east of 20th street during the meetings in the tabernacle. Traffic may move north through 20th street, may go north or northwest by turning into Vine, west of 20th or the Parkway, west of the same street. Traffic going north on 18th street must continue in a northerly direction as far as Callowhill street. It can then move west on Cal lowhill, if desired, and go south on streets west of 20th street. No automobiles or other vehicles may be parked during the meetings in 18th, 19th, 20th, Vine and Wood streets, West Logan Square, North Logan Square or the Parkway between Race and Callowhill streets and 18th and 20th streets. 100,000 TO HIT TRAIL WHEN BILLY SUNDAY HITS PHILADELPHIA Leaders in Great Campaign Predict Wonderful Awak ening as Result of Evan gelist's Visit. Billy Sunday will lead more than 100,000 persons down tho sawdUBt trails in the Philadelphia evangelistic campaign. This Is tho opinion of many of tho lead era in the work of preparation nnd of some of Mr. Sunday's personal friends In this city. Suoh men as Joseph SI. Steele, chairman of tho Executive Committee, George C. Rhano, the executive secretary: Dr. Russell II. Conwell, Bishop Joseph F. Berry and tho Rev. Dr. William H. Rob erts nio confident that the Philadelphia campalsn Is going to ccllpso anything Sunday has tver done. Discussing the possibilities when several of the leading workers were assembled a few days ago. one of the men suggested that atleast 60,000 men and women would "hit the trail" at the service in the taber nacle at lDth and Vino streets, 100,000 TO "HIT TRAIL." Theroupon another called the suggestion ridiculous, saying: "Why. man, jou don't have any con ception of the magnitude of this thing. Sunday Is going to havo at least 300,000 men arid women come up and tell him they aro through with the old life and will hereafter be followers of the Ohrlat he preaches. It's ridiculous to suggest that he'll have 60,000. Why, map, this Is the greatest thing Philadelphia has ever had. Sunday has never preached In a city onr-tihlrd as large, nnd there has never been so many enthusiastic workers. Look at the thousands of men in the Bible classes alone! Almost 60.000 of them lined up ready for the battle. Look at the work of the Prayer Meeting Committee! There are olmoBt 6000 of them twice each "All tho men who are familiar with Uy Sunday campaign? say there haa never gcen anything like It before. I shan't be surprised If 100,000 Is away below the total number of converts." SAFF.TT OF TABERNACLE. Safety for the great crowds that will at tend the meetings In the tabernacle Is as sured by the extensive plans being made by the Committee on Snfety, of which Alba B. Johnson, president of the Bald win Locqmotlvo Works, Is chairman, and the co-operation of Dlreotor Porter, of the Department of Publlo Safety, and Su perintendent of Police Robinson. Police Superintendent Robinson an nounced today that there would be .al together ahout !00 men of the department on active duty In and around the taber nacle during the campaign. There will be about 100 patrolmen sta tioned insldend outside the structure. In order to keep the traffic moving In the streets surrounding the tabernacle, 25 motorcycle officers and 23 mounted police men will be on duty, and there will be between 25 and 60 plain clothes detectives from the Central force on the constant watch, . Captain Tempest will be In general charge of the details at the tabernacle and he will be assisted by three lieuten ants and about 10 sergeants. Lieutenant DInlocker, of tho 20th and Buttonwood streets station, will have charge of the detail of patrolmen Inside the building, and Lieutenant Mills will be In charge of the tiafllc bituad. Lieutenant Mills announced today that the t radio regulations during the cam paign will not permit any vehicles from passing through or standing In any of the streetB south of Callowhill street, north of Race street, west of 18th street or east of 20th street during the meetings In the tabernacle. Traffic may move north through 20th Btreet, may go north or northwest by turning into Vine, west of 20th or the Parkway, west of the same street Traffic going north on 18th street must continue In a northerly direction as far as Callowhill street. It can then move west on Callowhill, if desired, and go ALLTHATYOUGETHEREIS VINE TC1CHKYS AND CAPON Our Jt ry flock or Mlecltd bird are hU exUiulvcly for mill trade. Nvr more d lklou and ttndtr loan now Bquah Uuln tor Individual Mvlos Evory thins In poultry, butter and 1st ImmadlaU amotion to mall and pbona orders We d liver anywhere. W.A.Bender OXLV TIIK BKS1V BUTTER, EGGS AND VOT-XTR READING TERMINAL MARKET stalls ees.feg-aio SUNDAY'S CAMPAIGN O iVV L JL SZ ifl sr t sr. . OGS1 A S7T south on Blreots west of 30th street. No automobiles or other vehicles may be parked during the mettings In 18th, 19th, 20th. Vine and Wood streets, West Logan Square, North Logan Sciunro or the Park way between Race and Callowhill streets nnd 18th and 20th streets. GREAT ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN. Thrco hundred nnd fifty thousatid Invi tations to the tabernacle meetings, 100,000 prajcr lists, COOO window signs advertising tho evangelistic cnmpalnn and 7000 Indl ldunl letters sent from the "Billy" .Sun da headquarters In tho Stock Exchange Building give some Idea as to the scope of the work accomplished by the local committee slnco the opening of the offices ln'.p In August. The total expenses of this bmnc.ii of tho work havo now reached approximately $13,000. The houhe rented for the use of Sunday and his party at 1914 Spring aarden street has been found Inadequate for the housing of the complete party nnd ar rangements are now being completed whereby eight of this delegation will be accommodated In apartment houses In the neighborhood of 19th and Spring Garden streets. The Philadelphia Rapid Transit Com pai.y announced today that all cars which coer routes passing near tho tabernacle will bear signs rending "Tabernacle Car." B, D. Ackley, private secretary and pianist for Mr. Sunday will leave for Pittsburgh tonight, where he Is to clve a concert with Prof. Homer Rodehcaver, the choir director of tho Sunday party. Mr. Ackley expects to return to this city on Friday to make final preparations for the beginning of the evangelistic cam paign on Sunday. BIG CHOIR REHEARSES. Tho big tabernacle rang with music last night for tho first time. Ono of the two choirs of 1800 voices held Its first rehear sal. The first hymn that was sung In Billy Sunday's great citadel was "Nearer, Sly God, to Thee." Many persons inter ested In tho campaign were present to hoar It, The scene was impressive. It thrilled thoso who anticipate so much good from the revival. As they looked out from the choir loft over the rows and rows of vacant scats In tho brightly illuminated tabernacle, they thought of tho scene that would be pre sented when thousands of men and women surged Inside and filled every bench and occupied nil the standing room, They thought of the volume of muslo that would rise among the rough beams and pillars when the same hymns they heard last night would ring forth from tens of thousands of throats. II. C. Lincoln led the singing, which was accompanied by Mrs. Richard Mad dock, organist of the Eleventh Baptist Church, who presided at the piano, and by P. Nevln Wlest. tho cornetlst of the Lemon Hill Association. Tonight the other choir, also composed of 1S00 per sons, will have Its first rehearsal. MBS. DONALDSON NOT IN COTJBT Foils to Appear at Hearing on Ha , beas Corpus Application. Mrs. Evelyn Donaldson failed to appear in the Domestic Relations Court this morning for the hearing on an applica tion for a writ of habeas corpus for the possession of her 7-year-old daughter Dorothy, now In the custody of her grandmother, Mrs. W. F. Donaldson, of 2003 Chestnut street. On petition of John R. K. Scott, at torney for Mrs. Donaldson, the hearing was postponed until 10 o'clock tomorrow morning. Counsel for Mrs. W. F. Donald son opposed the continuance, Mr. Scott said his client was depending- upon wit nesses "who would have to come from out of town. They -would not arrive until to morrow, he said. Mra. W, P. Donaldson, mother of Keith Donaldson, whom Mrs. Evelyn Donaldson divorced several years ago, was held yes terday under 000 ball for court on a charge of assault and battery, brought by Mrs. Evelyn Donaldson. LAN ft (W . SM? ev j opeed the departing year fafSf $ sk f( Welcome in the New Tw Pjwtjreial 1 y Alfi'd Wholesome Merriment at V jp ! O1 m THE NEW Luncheon 50c ; fiSv Hot Turkey Sandwich M vV Cranberry Sauce J Mathtd Potatoes Pa R K-tSZ""- ijSL Ice Cream Coffee 7(V ) StfSr"v pigfoa. 1024-26 Chestnut St. --5V j'UOie rtviore uiatisrs. f la s p.m s(M JK7.tfS-vIvv cC.-"M SfcE'V' i 7c and tU9 :?&?gQ72&&iK9&JS&L, s PORTER'S CRITICISM OF ITS LENIENCY Judge Dougherty Denounces Police Department for Frequent Disregard of Law. Charges by Director of Publlo Safety Porter against tho courts for leniency In disposing of prisoners were answered to day by denunciations of the police de partment from the Judges referred to In tho director's criticism. An hour after Director Porter had Is sued a statement giving tho history of tho case of Olga Miller, who was sen tenced to the 'House of Correction and released on a writ of habeas corpus be fore she had tlmo to enter prison, Judge Dougherty, who had signed the writ, re piled by declaring that "the nctlons of somo policemen In making arrests Is an outrage nnd an entlro disregard of law. Olga Miller wns sentenced yesterday to nlno months in tho House of Correction by Magistrate Ronshaw. Bcrorc the po lice boat cnrrylng her had reached the prison n writ for her release was served on tho superintendent of the House of Correction. When she appeared In court mis morning ror a hearing of the writ .ludgo Dougherty reduced her sentence to three months. To Director Porter's criticism of him for reducing the Miller girl's sentence. Judge Dougherty replied this afternoon: "I disposed of a number of police cases today, nnd whllo I have no detailed recol lection of this particular case, I will say that In numerous cases of this class which have come before me I havr found that tho action of some of the policemen in making nrrrsts ns they do Is an out rage and an entlro disregard of the law. There have been occasions when some of tho policemen should bo held them selves for the manner In which they glvo testimony. In ninny Instances they try to provoke crime instead of making an effort to prevent it: they make the first ndvanccs and then If the woman makes the slight est reply she Is nrrestcd as a disorderly street walker. "In tho cases of women who have been discharged by nio on writs of habeas corpiiB, or whose sentences have been reduced, such action. In my opinion, was In strict conformity with tho lnw, and demanded by the fulr administration of justice." Director Porter's statement, which pro voked the reply from Judge Dougherty, was as follows: "Ampllrjliig my statement of a few days ago before the Ministerial Associa tion concerning the action of tho Judges of tho court In releasing prisoners who havo been arrested for keeping dis orderly resorts or for nctlng disorderly on the street tho following case is In teresting: "Olga Miller wnB tried beforo Magis trate Ronshaw jesterday, charged with being disorderly on the street nnd sen tenced to nine months In the House of Correction. "Before the police boat with this prisoner in the custody of its officers ar rived at the House of Correction wharf, where she was to be delivered to the warden, a writ of habeas corpus was Issued by Judge Dougherty nnd present ed to the superintendent of the House of Correction and this morning In the Court of Quarter Sessions, Judge Dougherty re duced the sentence to six months. "This woman'H record Is as follows: "July 8. lOlO-Charscd with keeping disor- jiHRistrate Uelcher. "March 2. 1011-Chargod with keeping dis orderly resort. Comlcted bforo Judge Ormo lod and arntence mitpcndcd. J."v;Ne.n,b!r ll- 1012-CharKCd with keepInK disorderly resort. Convicted before Judu-j Scnrlea and sentence sunpended "lomber 31, llilS-Charged with keeping disorderly resort. Tried and .sentenced to UO days In the county prison and flnud 0O. "February 7, 1013 Charged with koeplnjr dis orderly resort. Tried, sentenced to IiO days In tho County Prison and fined 30O "Octobor 10, 1013 Charged with being disor derly on street. Sentenced to three months In tho House of Correction. "April 3, 1014 Charged with belns disorderly on street. Sentonccd lo three months In the Rouso of Correction "December 20. 1014 Charged with being dls orderly on street. Sentenced to nine month In tha House of Correction. Sentence reduced to six months by Judge Dougherty. "I think 1 need add nothing further to my statement. "OEonGH d. roriTBn." HORSES PERISH IN FIRE $15,000 Loss When Barn Burns nt Llanerch. Five horses were burned to death and a large quantity of hay nnd feed de stroyed today when a large barn on the Davllla Dairy Farm, owned by Cresson R. Davis, nt Llanerch, bunted. Five volunteer fire companies fought the flnmcs for two hours, but were unable to save tho structure, only the stone walls of which were left standing. The Dwls home and other structures near the burning building were threatened by the Jlnmes. Damage to the extent of $15,000 was done by the flames, the origin of which Is unknown. Fire fighters came from Oakmont, Highland Park, Ardmore and Lansdowne. NEAR-PANIC IN HOSPITAL Many children In the children's ward of the Mt. Slnal Hospital were thrown Into a panic when tire was discovered in the home of Mrs. Fanny Rosenblum, HIS South Lawrence street, near the Institu tion. The children became hysterical, but were quieted by Doctor Wachs, of tho accident ward. Lusitanla Sails, Heavily Insured NEW YORK.jDcc. SO. Protected by $1,000,000 additional Insurance, the Lusl tanla sailed today, the last of the big liners off to Europe this year. The addi tional Insurance cost the Cunard Line 150,000 ln premiums and was taken out because of fear engendered by the recent German raid on the Yorkshire coast. COURT RESENTS ' ' lissiHsiiiisiiiiiiiiiiH ubH Am, v HiiiifliiiiiiiHssiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiH ammmmwmmmmmmi I Photo by Hvans Studio. RICHARD S. POMEROY Clubman and treasurer of the McCahan Sugar Refining Com pany, who died today. RICHARD S. POMEROY DEAD Treasurer of McCnhnn Sugar Com pany Wb Prominent Clubman. Hlchard S. Pomeroy, member of tho Union League and Manufacturers' Club, nnd treasurer of the V,'. .1. McCahan Sugar Refining Company, died suddenly In his Rldlej Park homo early today, after nn attack of acute Indigestion. Ho wns CI years old. A tiotlcn of his death was posted this morning at the Union League, and caused profound sorrow among tho members of tllo .club, with which he had been Identi fied for many years. x Mr. Pomeroy was bftrn In Philadelphia nnd lind been connected with tho AV. J. McCahan Sugar Refining Company for more than 45 yenrs. He Is survived by a widow and eight children, Richard S. Pomeroy, Jr., John Pomeroy. Charles Pomeroy, Mrs H. Griffin, William Pom rroy, Mrs. H. Stclwagon, Mrs. Charles Herman and Miss Martha Pomeroy. Mr. Pomeroy was a former Park Com missioner and burgess of Ridley Park. He was trustee of the Ridley Park Trcs byterlau Church, and was prominent In Masonic circles. The funeral will be held on Saturday In Ridley Park. Tho Rev. S. T. Linton, pastor of the Ridley Park Presbyterian Church, will conduct the services. REPORT HOLD-UP AND THEFT Tailor Kobbed ln His Shop at Point of Revolver. Five robberies and a hold-up were re ported to police headquarters today. D. Krlkor, a tailor, of 317 Soutli 13th street, said a man about SO years old entered his store last night and said ho wanted some buttons put on his coat. When Krl kor turned his back the stranger drew a revoher. Ho then searched tho tailor's pockets, got J3 nnd mnde his escape. Tho home of Leon Dodson, 530S Wood bine avenue, was robbed of JS00 worth of Bllver: Mrs. Mary Gruddlng. 37 North Paxon street, lost $75, and Mrs. Elizabeth Hall, 131 North 60th street, $107 in Jew elry. Thieves who entered the homo of Mar tin Forbes, 3312 Arcadia street, got $49 worth of Jewelry and $32 In cash. Georgo Condon, a tlsh dealer at 19th and Market streets, wus robbed of $30 by a sneak thief while ho was using the telephone. MOTHER OF XT. S. JURIST DIES Justice Hughes at Bedside When Aged Parent Succumbs. WASHINGTON. Dec. 30. Mrs. Mary C. Hughes, mother of Associate Justice. Hughes, of tho United States Supreme Court, died at her residence hero early today. Justice Hughes was at her bed side. Mra. Hughes was E5 jcars old, and old ago Is given ns the cause of her death. Funeral services will be private nnd burial will be at Woodlawn, N. Y. Big Appropriation Bill Reported WASHINGTON. Dec. SO The agri cultural appropriation bill carrying a total of $22.07.712, today was reported to the House. The amount Is nearly $2,000,000 In excess of the estimates, but this Is accounted for by tho emergency ap propriation of $2,600,000 1o eradicate the foot and mouth disease in cattle and nn appropriation of $235,000 for pievcntlon of hog cholera. 30 BOYS SAVED PROM FIRE WINSTED. Conn., Dec. 30. The mnln building of the George Junior Republic at Litchfield today was destroyed by lire, with all of its contents. The loss Is es timated at $10,000. Mrs. Glfford, the matron, and about SO boys were rescued by means, of ladders. They were scantily attired and suffered greatly from exposure. t FOR THE NEW YEAR Send a oidergvGm arlesJffffitrvFbx &Z$U 22lSoikBroajSt. Best American Beauty Roses, stemt 4 feel hno, $10 per doz, Violets, $1.00 per bunch. Orchids, 50c and $1,00 each. HANOVER CAFE Arch and Twelfth Streets r-i Special $t Dinner From rf 12 Noon to Midnight M( Delicious cooking, exceptional r muslc and perfect service. Tables reserved by 'phone. FREE-TOUR CONTEST AROUSES INCREASED INTEREST OF PUBLIC New Entrants Seek Oppor tunity to Visit Beauty Spots of West Through Ledger Offer. Flvo new entrants yesterday applied for permission to enter the Pont,:o Ledger nnd lr,?ttNO LriDacn contest for free trips to the Panama Exposition at San Francisco and tho San Diego Exposition nt Sun Diego. With the Christmas sea son over, publlo interest ln tho remark-' nble contest had been nroused lo the highest pitch. Although the contest will not end until June .10, 1915, exactly six montliH, from tomorrow, thejtimo Is never theless short for thoso who wish to enter the contest. By tho arrangements of the Public: Ledokr nnd the IIvkniko Ledobr. E0 per sons Hill be taken absolutely free of chargo to the expositions. The Unusual opportunity to sea many of tho beauty spots In America Is almost unprecedented and from the number of Inquiries pouring in hourly the public Is not slow to rec ognize this. n view of the rewards offered, the work required by the contests Is small Indeed. Everything can be done In spare hours or at odd times. No one will re ceive tiny advantage over other contest ants, nnd thero wilt be no discrimination or favoritism under the rules. For this reason employes of ooth newspapers aro prohibited from entering the contests. In the course of the trip stops will be made nt numerous points of Interest 'n thn West. This will not mean any extra cost to tho guests of tho newspapers. From the tlmo the 60 persons lcavo Phila delphia until they return again every Hoc--essaxy expense will be borne by the Pub lic LKDCEn and tho Gvenino LEDOsn. Although already mora than 1E0 have entcrco. the contest, there Is still ample tlmo for those who can work hard and fast to ovcrtako those who have had tha advantage of an early start. Full ln- , formation us to the terms of the contest may be obtained from the Contest Editor by personal application, by mall or by telephone. Tho free tour will Btart early ln June, when tho picturesque mountain scenery In the great West Is most beautiful. Re turning, tho tourists will bo able to see the samo country In the mlddto of the summer. 1 NO INCOME TAX ON ALIMONY Ne,w York Supremo Court Justice Hands Sown Decision. All persons who lino manased to relax, Perhaps to break the bonds or matrimony. Aro glad to learn there'll bo no Income tax On alimony. A New York Supreme Court Justice has handed down a decision of consider able Importance to all recipients of ali mony, and Phlladelphlans ln that class today aro jubilant. There will be no In come tax on alimony. Suit was brought by Howard Gould to set aside a Judgment for 300 obtained against him by Mrs. Kathrlno Clcmmons Gould for that amount, which he with held from her alimony allowance of $3000 a month to pay Income tax. The Court upheld tho judgment, decid ing that Income tax laws do not apply to alimony payments. CABTOON WINS FAVOR "Safety Tlrst"1 Drawing Will Bs l Hung ln Sunday Taoernacle. So much attention had been attracted by C. Ii Sykes' cartoon. "Safety First." published In the edition of the Evbnino Ludoeb. of December 22, containing tho special Billy Sunday page, that the origi nal drawing has been framed and will be hung In a prominent position ln the big revival tabernacle at 19th and Vine streets. "Safety First" depicts Satan, with hatred and scorn upon his features, flee ing from the city after reading a poster announcing Billy Sunday campaign plans. Tho framed picture was presented to tho "Billy" Sunday commltteo by this newspaper. Garibaldi's Grandson Killed PAIUS, Dec. 30. Colonel Popplno Gari baldi, grandson of the great Italian patri ot, who came back from Mexico at the beginning of tho war to enlist In tbo French army, was killed In a battle ln the Argonnes. His body was not found. Here's THE UNIQUE Reduction. Sale of Suits and Overcoats in Philadelphia These are Perry Suits, Perry Overcoats, and there are thousands of them at Ileal Reductions! Many of them just newjy in from our. own . work rooms! $15 Suits & Overcoats NOW $10.50 & 11.50 $18 Suits & Overcoats JWW $13.50 & 15,00 $20 Suits & Overcoats NOW $15.00 & $10.50 $25 Suits & Overcoats NOW $19 and 20 And so on up to our fln?st Fur-lined Overcoats! Perry &Co.bx" 16th & Chestnut Sts. m m m !!