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EVENING LEDGEB-PHILADELPIIIA, MONDAY. JANUARY 25, 191S.
LABOR AND CAPITAL EACH MAY ORGANIZE, SAYS ROCKEFELLER ENGLISH BATTLE CRUISER SQUADRON RANGED IN BATTLE LINE TO MEET GERMANS SHIP PURCHASE BILL i FIGHT MAY RESULT IN EXTRA SESSION! One Has Same Right as Other, He Tells U. S. Commission Favors 'Good Unions." T It republican Leaders in (V gress-Say Filibuster Against President's Mea ure Will Be Continued. ji'maxmtmmtmmmmmmtMmmiMnmlmmtmtmmmmuiimmmmt..ivtimKitim i mm i iinnimn riiwmi""H""""'""""'"- mum i n mm iniiiinnin,iii mnimi iiniiiiiniii mi hi i i ' ' ,, t: NEW TfOHK, Jan. SS.-John D. Rocke feller, Jr., espoused the cause of "good unions" today beforo the Federal Com mission on Industrial Relations, but limited his approval strictly to those unions Which permit the open shop, "I believe It to bo Just as proper and advantageous for labor to associate Itself Into organized groups for the advance ment of Its legitimate Interests as for capital to comblno for the samo object" Bald Rockefeller. "Such associations of labor manifest themselves In promoting collective bargaining, In an effort to obtain better working and living conditions, In providing machinery whoroby grievances to the Individual may bo" taken up with the management easily and without pro Judlco. "Whatever their specific purpose, so long as It Is to promoto the well being of, the cmp.oyos, having duo regard for tho Just Interests of tho employer and the public, leaving every worker freo to associate himself with such groups or to work independently, as he may choose 1 favor them most heartily. "Combinations of capital some times arc conducted In an unworthy manner, con trary t6 law and In disregard for the In terest both of labor and the public," n said. "Such combinations cannot bo con demned too strongly or dealt with too vigorously. Although combinations of thin kind are the exception, such publicity gen erally Is given to their unsocial acts that all combinations of capital, however right ly managed, or broadly beneficent, nro thereby brought under suspicion. Like wise It sometimes happens that combina tions of labor are conducted without Just regard for the rights of the employer or tho public, and methods and practices adopted which, because unworthy or un lawful, are deserving of public censure." Referring to tho Colorado strike. Rocke feller asserted that the hiring and dis charging of men and tho framing of agreements as respects the same aro functions which he regarded as rightfully belonging to tho management, and not to tho stockholders or directors. "I had no knowledge of the managers' decision untjl after the strllto had been declared," he said. HELD LITTLE COLORADO STOCK. Rockefeller asserted his company, the Colorado Fuet and Iron, controlled only B. small percentage of the mines Involved In the strike, and could not have dlc- .ted their policies. His company's earnings, Including bonds neld by the Rockefellers, never exceeded 3 per cent, per annum, he nald. "Doufitless mistakes have been mndc and conditions are still Imperfect," Rock efeller declared. "I have no desire to de fend any conditions that are justly sub ject to criticism; I only ask that the responsibility for them be apportioned fairly." His efforts are being devoted, he testi fied, to develop increasing good will and to Improve existing conditions as far as possible. "Frankly," he said, "I confess I felt there was. something wrong In a condition of affairs which rendered pos sible the loss of human lives, engendered hatred and bitterness and brought suf fering and privation upon hundreds of human beings." To relievo this condition, he said, he had recommended the study of labor problems by the Rockefeller Foundation. Co-operation between tho Colorado min ers and the company management already has reached a highly satisfactory state, he said. Mr. Rockefeller testified that Ivy L. Lee received a salary of $2000 a month when he Joined tho "personal staff" of John D. ! Rockefeller, Jr. His chief duty was to attend to the publicity work for tho Colo rado Fuel and Iron Company. FAIRNESS TO WORKERS. "The welfare of employes constantly should be In mi ml," he said, "and pioflts at times should be subordinate to this. If fair wages and reasbnablo living con ditions cannot otherwise be provided, div idends must be deferred or the Industry abandoned. Neither labor nor capital can prosper unless the Just rights of both are conserved. "I believe further," he said, "that, in matters of Industrial relations, the public Is entitled to confidence and consideration. Sly appreciation of conditions surround ing wage-earners and my sympathies with every endeavor to better these con ditions are as strong as those of any man. If, with the responsibilities I havo and the opportunities given me, I am able to contribute toward promoting the well being of my fellowman, through the less ening of Injustice and the alleviation of human suffering, I shall feel that It has been possible to realize tho highest pur pose of jny life." In a statement submitted to the com mission Rockefeller gave a report of the foundation's funds. On December 1, 19H, tho total on hand was $103,1)50,817, of which ?:.921,5J7 was unexpended Income, Plain-clothes men and central office de tectives were much In evidence when Rockefeller took tile stand. They were scattered through the corridors of the Municipal Building, where the hearing la being held, throughout the audience In the room and particularly In the first rows of seats near the witness stand. PINED FOR POISONING DOO Director of Kensington Kennel Club Arraigned Before Magistrate. A. C. Quell. J203 North Warnock street, member of the Board of Directors of the Kensington Kennel Club, was fined 110 mid costs by Magistrate Emely today pn a charge of poisoning Black Boy, a valuable Pomeranian belonging to Jo seph Kayser, 718 East Olrard avenue. The prosecution was brought at the In stance, of the Society for the Prevention cf Cruelty to Animals. TODAY'S MABBIAOB MCENSES TwilS!liS?u BUvl "' ' n,J Mar,a Kovay' Raymond nulir 2111 S. Lambert ft., tnd Julia. Michel SOW 8. Croakey st. ' 55ymant nurskl. M7 Creuou at., and Mary- ann Zablenskl. 27X0 Thompson at, Abraham Btdner, Mu N 6th St.. and Either Kaufman. 039 N. Cth at. wur Lewis U Stumscher, 3113 Montgomery av.. find Elisabeth. Rosenthal. 3019 Buclld ave. Jrtanlt Imbo IKS S. 2flth at., and Katharine SI Murray ltttl 8. Taney at. T IViUUia II Roach 203.1 Oxford at., and IMIth 11 firoMn, 8023 Oxford at. Hllllam K. Ifurlbert, 1023 Falrmouot ave.. and I ur C BUrldn S N. 17th at. " " "" rwrld Wtliirmn, 2033 N Franklin at, and HinI Brodssy, mi a. 8tb at. rtmrlwi V. Brhelt 32a N. eat at , and KaU- erlna C Waters BJftQ Haverrord ate. MUrk KUnshaaiBwr, U N Ortanaa at., and Wf!Hjjs Pola W3I N Ilthgow at. Air T vajl. gZI Amber ,t.. and KatsMlne 1, hix, sow v id t MsAert A. WPtstrfmn B41t Cdar ave , and jcis Anderson SIM Wyalutlnx ava. ywiilBj, T y-juorukr 1JT Saw at, and Johanna talsnskit 111 IJalnbrldte at 'la PrtwBn taw Wallace at. and Helen ""l rtH K Nwkrk at fU-xiiiitt F'wilowt!,!, Ml Uvldxtttn t nd ' x,M KatMtrtpok Ml I.Ulneiton t. F?wi VMLtm. jsw ftanran at . and Ansa if. wt4 rut ,i,b i M- x K'V WHkea-HMM Pa, and w ,- , if rtwiorty SWI H. Ortasa at -. jt 1fttn KgBIU1 ftd MsFJ" m 9 fTn Kw si ss4 Sen Hlfl- 1, (( - - p tt WOml Star- Right to left the five leading naval review, held at Spithead, MAYOR SIGNS BILL TO 'MAKE DIRT FLY'; FOR ELECTION SOON Appropriation of $500,000 Now Can Be Used for Sewer Relocation to Fa cilitate Subway Work." Mayor Blankenburg today signed tho general appropriation bill, carrying with It $500,000 for the relocation of sewers In tho proposed transit loop. Work on sowf.r relocation will start March 20 This bill was passed by Councils on Thursday. The Mayor signed tho bill In the presonco of Director Taylor und tho newspaper men bofore opening his mall and his action places at tho Director's disposal tho money to start tho worlt. After afllxlng his signature, the Mayor said, "We want to see the dirt fly on March 20." Handing Director Taylor the pen with which he wroto his name, Mr. Blankenburg said, "I give this to you as a souvenir. I wish It were a gold pen. b--t the city 1b not rich enough to afford those." In Jocular vein, the Mayor said: "On March M Director Taylor will give mo a silver shovel to turn out the first shovelful of earth and I will give him a gold pick." Tho Mayor appeared greatly Improved by his brief vacation at Ashevlllc, N. C, where ho had been since January 8. "I gained live pounds," he said, "and my sore throat Is entirely cured. In fact I don't feel sore toward any one. I have the kindest feeling for all mankind. We hud bad weather at Ashevllle, but I went for a rest and got It." FOR ELECTION IN MARCH. Mr. Blankenburg declared himself em phatically In favor of a special election In March that tho people might vote to obtain funds for transit development. In this connection he said: "I am very much In favor of an election early In Maich, as I havo said In my mes sage to tho town-meeting held in tho Academy a few days ago. I have no doubt but that tho vote will be overwhelmingly In favor of borrowing the money to be gin tho work. In business I have al ways found It wise to provide funds be fore entering upon any new enterprise and that is what we want to do now." In commenting upon tho selection of Francis Shunk Drown as Attorney Gen eral by Governor Brumbaugh, the Mayor said: "The appointment of Mr. Brown came to me as a distinct surprise. I have known him a number of years and per sonally like him very much. Everybody must give him credit for the fact that ho has always been true to his clients and always given to them the best that is In him. "I havo no doubt whatever that Mr. Brown will do the samo thing for his new client, Governor Brumbaugh and tho State of Pcnsylvanla. If ho serves them as well ns has been his reputntlon for serving his former clients much good will bo accomplished during his term of ofllce My confidence in Governor Brumbaugh Is so absoluto that I nm sure he knew what he was doing when he appointed Francis Shunk Brown attorney general." HOPES FOH CONVENTION. The Mayor expressed the hope that the present Legislature would approve a Con stitutional Convention. Ho said that he had advocated such action for a long time and asserted that he had assur ances from Governor Brumbaugh that his list of suggestions for changes In legislation for the benefit of the city would be carefully considered. Regarding the quick Bale of J5,000,000 in city bonds over the counter last week, tht Mayor Bald: "Tne news of the unprece dented success of the sale was one of the most gratifying pieces of Information I ever received. I was sure that there would be no trouble In disposing of the Issue In a single day. The success of the sale shows that the credit of the city Is not only unimpaired, but Is better today than ever before." BUTLER THIEF AND "PAL" HELD UNDER HEAVY BAIL Colored Assailant nnd Companion Must Face Trial. Joseph A. Davis, until a short time ago a butler In tho employ of Mrs. John Tur ner, wfe of the president of the Hires Turner Glass Company, and a companion, Charles Christopher, were arraigned for breaking Into the Turner home at St. David's and held in $1500 ball today for court, Davis was captured after Mrs. Turner had come to the assistance of her husband, who was being overpowered by the butler who had turned housebreaker. It was brought out In court today that Davis, who, like his companion. Is colored, was known to the police as Harry Gor don and James Davis. This the Turners did not know when they engaged his ser vices and they twice forgave him when he came under suspicion for petty thefts In the house. On December a he disappeared with a pockrttbook, a valuable ring and a suit case, and early yesterday returned and gained entrance at the front door. A roald whom he knocked down screamed for help, but when Mr. Turner tried to ca,teh the Intruder, Christopher, having com In from the rear, leaped on the busi ness man's back. The latter was getting the worst of It until his wife came to hi assistance, when they managed to capture both men. a. A, B. MAN APPOINTED James F. Morrison, 0J1U clelk In the olliee of the Receiver of Taxes and promi nent In Grand Army circles, ha been re appointed to the Stat Commlalion on !iuliti-' Orphan Schools by Governor Brumbaugh 00 recommendation of John A fr'atrnian. department commander of ti flnwl Aniiy vt thr Republic ships are the Indomitable, New Zealand, Princess Royal, Lion and Tiger. shortly before the declaration of war. It has been hinted since that these was coming. DECISION COSTLY TO U. S. Decree of Supreme Court Affects 92,000,000 In Claims. WASHINGTON, Jan. 23.-The sum of approximately 12,000,000 will havo to be refunded by the United States Treasury Department hb a result of n decision of tho United States Supremo Court today In an appeal from the Court of Claims brought by tho United States against Benjamin F. Jones, Jr., as solo adminis trator of the estate of Adelaide P. Dal sell, deseused, a former resident of Pitts burgh, Pa. Mrs. Dalzcll died Intestate possessed of personal property valued at a26,llR, and on October 2), 190.", tho Collector of In ternal Rcvonue nt Pittsburgh collected tho sum of $3200 as an Inheritance) tax. Tho Court of Claims ordered the refund ing of this tax. Similar claims amounting approximately to the sum of 52,000,000 hinge upon this caso. BILL FOR PROTECTION OF EMPLOYERS INTRODUCED Legislator Would Absolve Compa nies From Prosecution In Accidents. DOVER. Del., Jan. 25. A proposed law, which would protect employers from prosecution for accidents caused by neg lect, caused a sensation when Introduced I jn tho ITmise tndnv liv nnnr.npntnvn Williams. Under Its provision a trolley car motorman whoso negligence resulted in a fatality, could bo fined from $10 to $23 in a municipal court. The bill re moves him from any criminal responsi bility. It also applies to operators of motor vehicles. Representative Williams Is an employo of tho Peoples Railway Company In Wil mington. Tho Democratic members of tho House held a caucus this morning and delayed the opening of tho session until noon. Tho Democrats conforred over their atti tude toward the Republican leglslatlvo program and It was announced thoy would not block any measures except partisan legislation. Senator Gormley nnd Representative Downward recelveil bills drafted bv the Wilmington High School Alumni Asocla tlon, providing for the re-organlzatlon of the Board of Education by reducing Its membership from 13 to 7, the latter to bo elected at large and not from each repre sentative district, as at present. The Democrats appointed Senators Hart and Furnlss nnd Representatives Hall, Elliott nnd Allen as a committee to watch Republican legislation. Tho Democrats also denounced n bill offered by Repre sentative Rash, Republican, In which they say is hidden a "snake" to destroy the ob ject of the bill to protect the purity of tho ballot. SMITH EXONERATES FRIENDS Eemoves Blame Prom Club Membelis for Brother's Death. Charles Smith, of 231 Ashmead street, whoso brother, George Smith, 22 years old, fell to his death from an Ice-coated window ledge at the 22d Ward Demo cratic Club In Germantown, exonerated six other members of the organization from blame today, at a hearing in Central Station. George Smith fractured his skull while attempting to go to his uruuiero rescue Dy cuniDing irom one window sill to another on the outside or the club headquarters, yesteiday. According to tho dead man's brother, he and George Feasey had gotten Into an altercation on an upper floor of the club. The window of the apartment where the fight occurred is divided In half by a partition nnd George Smith at tempted to go to aid his brother by climbing around the dividing wall. Ho lost his footing owing to the frozen sleet and pitched to the ground on his head. Charles Smith, the brothers Feasey nnd Harry Connors, all members of tho club, were held on their own recogniz ance to await the action of the Coroner. LICHT AND SHADOW OF DAY IN THE CITY POLICE COURTS Culprits Arraigned for Varied Offenses Meet Rewards and Punishments According to Deserts. Four Negroes saw a man throw knives around a girl at a vaudeville show. Then they went to the home of John Miller, 407 South 12th street, and tried the trick on Miller's picture, which hung on the wall. In a few minutes his portrait looked like a sieve. Miller procured a revolver and shot up the house. His friends used his furniture for trenches. Miller was still shooting when Sergeant McGown and Po liceman Lyford arrived. Magistrate Hag gerty, at the )Jth and Pine streets sta tion, made Miller declare an armistice for SO days, which period he will rest In Jail. Harry Eniely, of Reading, appeared be fore Magistrate Eniely at the Park and Lehigh avenue station hungry and broke. 'It's the first time I ever had an Emely before me," said the Judge. "What were you arrested for?" "I Just came in because I was hungry," said the prisoner. "It's against the law for an Emely to be hungry. Go get your breakfast." And the Magistrate tossed his namesake a half dollar. When Joseph Duffy isn't whitewashing h does a little paperhanglng or helps undertakers to l&y out the dead. Oc casionally he plays the piano for caba rets, and If business Is slow at this be acts as chauffeur for a brewery wagon or works In a cut-price grocery. All of these trades were suck, o he fought to drown bin ssrraws. He was found asImp nr tot car traclt on front stmt by a LOBBIES ARE READY ASFLOODS OF BILLS' RISE AT HARRISBURG Liquor Men's Representa tives at Capital and Rail road Employes' Agents Also Open Headquarters. IrnoM A STArr conmuiroNDENT. HARRISBURG. Jan. 25. Tho Legis lature will sottlo down to tho actual work of tho session when It reconvenes at 9 o'clock tonight. Both houses nro now completely organized, and "ready for business." This Is tho first week for the consideration of legislation, and a flood of bills will begin to pour Into tho Scnato nnd House during the thrco days tho two branches will bo In session this week. Governor Brumbaugh's plea for less legislation will havo some effect on the number of measures passed by tho Legis lature, but It Is not expected to greatly reduce In number tho hundreds of bills that members havo planned to Introduce. By far the majority of those proposed measures aro for sectional legislation. Local option, child labor, employers' lia bility, workmen's compensation, good roads, agriculture, education and tho other measures urged by the Govornor aro being drafted by Attorney General Brown, so that tho formor Inconvenience of dozens of bills being Introduced for each of the State-wide problems will probably be avoided. 1 The first of the Brumbaugh Administra tion measures are expected to be Intro duced this week. ThcBo Include child labor, which will come up In tho Senate first, and agricultural legislation. Local option, "slated" to be disposed of eirly In the session, may also bo introduced in the House this week. With the Legislature settling down ti actual work, two powerful lobbies are already at work here. Neil Bonner, sec retary of tho Pennsylvania Retail Dealers' Association, Is hero with a corps of as sistants, fighting for tho liquor Interests. The railroad employes of the State liava opened headquarters, from which to di rect activities In behalf or railroad men's Interests. They will make a vigorous effort to prevent tho repeal of the so-called full crew net, pnBsed by the Legislature In 1913, and will urge the enactment of sev ernl measures which they will have Intro duced later In tho session. According to the railroad men, an ef fort will bo made by tho railroads to bring about tho repeal of the full-crew act, and the railroad men's lobby Is making a canvas of the House and Scnato In an effort to prevent the repeal of this law. The full-crew act was bitterly opposed In 1913 by the railroads, as It required t'no railroad companies to keep a certain number of men on each train. The rail roads, In their fight to repeal tho act, are contending that on trains of a certain size a full crew Is unnecessary. A bill providing that an electric head light be placed on each locomotive will soon be Introduced by the locomotive en gineers. The trainmen also have a meas ure requiring that obstructions located near railroad tracks be removed. The bill requiring that a man must serve a certain term of service with a railroad before he can be promoted to the position of engineer, which was de feated after a bitter contest In tho last seealon, will again be Introduced, and another bitter contest Is anticipated when tne measure comes beforo the present Legislature. The trainmen contend that In the event of a strlko, any one, whether he has had experience or not, can now 1)0 placed In charge of a. locomotive. 1 policeman, and taken to the Front and Westmoreland streets' station, "Do you drink?"' asked Magistrate Campbell. "That's my business," replied Duffy. "Better get nnother," said the Magis trate, The prisoner was thinking so deeply he didn't hear the Judge say "discharged." "Brighten tho Corner Where You Are." This refrain, which Is popular at the "Billy" Sunday jneetings,echoed through the hallway of the 12th and Pine streets police station this mornings Sergeant Clarke found a poorly dressed man play ing It on a mouthorgan. There was a trace 01 tears in the eyes of the musi cian, although he tried to smile. "I'd like to stay here for the night," he said, "even If I can stand up somewhere. I want to get out of the cold," Sergeant Clarke gave him a bed and took up a collection for the stranger, who said he was Charles Bower, of Reading. Magistrate Haggerty helped the good work along with a liberal donation. Sixty-year-old Thomas Foley was seen struggling along the street wth a heavy shutter on his shoulder by Sergeant Hirst. When taken to the Germantown police station, Foley admitted that ha stole the shutter from a nearby house. "My son and me are out of work," he said, "and my wife Is taking In washing to help things along. We- had po money for fire wood, so I took the abutter." "Do you want work?" asked Magistrate Fcnnock. "J'll take It without wsJUns for break fast," said Foley. Sfforts will b madt to get the man emjli"uint. This picture was taken last summer ships were assembled at the time TAX PAYMENTS BEGIN City Receives Taxes on Realty nnd School Assessments, Heavy payments on realty nnd school taxes were mndo by cltlzons today at tho ofllco of tho Receiver of Taxes nt City Hall nnd at tho eight branch tax oftlccs throughout tho city, following t'no open ing of tho tax books this morning for 151B. Books for payment of water rents for 1015 will bo opened February 1. Tho now dopullcato tax bill that elimi nates tho long 'dolay nt tho receiver's' of flvo was put Into service todny. A discount of 1 per cent, on nil taxes for payments made In January, Fobruary and Mnrch Is allowed by ordinance; dis counts of of 1 per cent are allowed for payments In April, M of 1 per cent In May and U of 1 per cent. In Juno. No discount Is nllowcd in July and August and penalties begin In Soptomber. OCEAN FREIGHT RATES BLOW TO U. S. TRADE Continued from Fngo Ono steamship owners on tho ono hand and by what the traffic can Btund on tho other. "Tho Government has no povcr to con trol or regulate ocean freight rates, nor can It, under existing law, protect our foreign trado against tho extortionate and hurtful charges. The steamship owners can uicreaso rates without notlco and upon tho Instant, and our business men aro helpless. Tho steamship companies are their own masters and do as they plcaso with tho transportation of our ex ports. As already shown, they are ser iously checking our foreign trado nnd In Bomo cases, such as lumber and coal, aro stopping It altogether." The report today was supplemental to tho statement made on December 2G last, and was made In response to the resolu tion passed December 18, calling for in formation regarding tho ocean freight rato situation. Some of the striking Increases which wero reported to tho departments by American business men and shippers, are: From Now York to Rotterdam on grain 000 per cent.; nnd on flour, COO per cent. From New York to Liverpool tho rates on tho samo commolltles havo Increased from 300 to BOO per cent. From Baltlmoro to European ports (ex cept German) on grain, 000 per cent.; on Hour, 354 per cent.; on cotton, Gil per cent. From Norfolk to Liverpool Grain, from 157 to 200 per cent.; cotton, ISO per cent. From Norfolk to Rotterdam Cotton, 471 per cent.; to Bremen, on cotton, 1100 per cent , or from $1.25 per balo to $15 per balo. From Galveston to Liverpool Grain, 174 per cent.; cotton, 361 per cent. To Bremen Cotton, 10G1 to 1154 por cent. Tho report finds these ocean freight charges, "arbitrarily Imposed upon our farmers and business men," meant an In crease for the month of December alone of 518.01S.700, and if the exports continuu at this rate, It Is estimated that the ship owners, principally foreign, will col lect for the year 1915 Incieused freight charges above tho normal rates of J21G, 221,400. RESULT OF INCREASES. "High ratos are not only restricting the general volume of our export trade," soys the report, "but aro actually stop ping cxportations In some lines. Ship owners In somo Instances are taking only those goods or commodities which will pay tho highest ratos of freight and are caBlly unloaded, nnd aro declining to ac cept shipments of other commodities, such, for Instance, as lumber, because the character of the shipment and rates obtainable thereon make it more to tho Interest of tho steamship ownor to ac cept one class of goods than another. These discriminations agalnBt different clnsses of American products and against certain lines of American business are both arbitrary and hurtful." The report calls attention to a letter re ceived January 15, 1915, from the Panama Ruth oart Company, showing the Inability to get coal to the canal zone for tho UBe of the Pannma Canal, and adds: "The direct charge Is that tho Holland America Line has repudiated written calls with American shippers and has In creased fi eight charges without regard to their rights." BUSINESS M.EN PROTEST. Many of the letters from business men and exporters, on which the report Is based, aro attached to It, and they ahow clearly the difficulties under which tho foreign trado Is conducted at present. A big commission Iioubo In San Fran cisco wrote that 600 tons' of dried fruit shipped through the Panama Canal to New York for export to Holland via Scan dinavian ports were held up a long time In Now York because no ships were avail able, Tho rates on this product Increased 800 per cent., following the war, up to the first of the year, and 100 per cent, has been udded since then, A New York manufacturer of Portland cement reported that before the war ship ments of this commodity were possible to Argentina and' Uruguay at $2.45 per ton. and to Brazil at J3.60 a ton, Early In August these rates were boosted 50 per cent, and further raised since September, until now they are 19 per ton to Rio Ja neiro by some lnes and 8.W a ton by others, and (3 to Argentina. DXT PONTS BUSINESS APFECTED BY NEW BATES WILMINGTON. Del, Jan- 25.-At tho traffic department of the du Pont Powder Company, It was stated that the Increased ocean rates would affect that concern be cause few ship owners are anxious to carry explosives at any time. It will have the effect of Increasing the price of goods to tho purchaser abroad because he will be compelled to pay the freight. Members of the firm of the Charles Balrd Company, morocco manufacturers, made similar statements. DISCUSSION OF HOUSING Housing conditions In Toronto, Canada, will be discussed today by D. Frank Beer, president of the Toronto Housing Company, at the annual meeting of the Octavla Hill Association, In the audi torium of the Curtis Building. A report of the year's work by the Octavla Hill Association, which has helped to change unsanitary houses Into modern model dwellings, will be read. Directors for the year of 115 will be elected. in the course of the great British because it was foreseen that war 2 DEAD, MAM HURT AS RESULT OF ICE AND BAD WEATHER One Victim Killed When Slipping From Top of Car Other Dies of Ex posure. JANUARY PROMISES TO SET RAIN RECORD A few more rainstorms In the next tccek urtll give to the first month of 1015 the distinction of breaking all records for January rains. The rec ord to data is 0.28 Inches this month. This figure has teen exceeded only three times in the history of the Weather Bureau. The greatest precipitation ever re corded in the month was in 18fl, when 7.8 inches of rain fell. The nearest approaches to this were in 1B3G, when the record was 7.62, and 1850, when the fall was 6.G8 inches. Ono man is dead and scores aro injured today a3 the result of the thin coating of lco on tho streets of the city, caused by tho rain and hall storm. Another victim of tho weather was foupd dead In a va cant lot at 2Uh and Mifflin streetB. Ho died from exposure. Tho man killed was H. D. Jones, 33 years old. of 1167 Oxford street. He slipped from the top of a freight car In tho 52d street yard of tho Pennsylvania Rnllrood, and was ground to death beneath tho wheels. Tho man found dead In the lot was Jacob Mink, 48 years old, of 25th and McKean streets. Higher tempcraturo after midnight melted tho lco, turning it Into slush. Tho streets nnd aldowalks wero still extremely dangerous this morning, however, and numerous accidents havo been reported. Nearly every hospital In tho city has been called upon to treat one Or more In juries as a result of the slippery side walks and somo of the Injured aro In a critical condition. .Flvo porsons wero severely shaken up when the autdmobllo In which they were riding skidded and collided with n crowded trolley car at 81th street and Allegheny avenue shortly beforo mid night. Tho auto passengers wero hurled Into the street and badly bruised, and the passengers of the trolley car became panic-stricken. Mrs. Everett Green, of 220 Carson street. Manayunk, tho most seriously Injured, was tnken to St. Timothy's Hospital suf fering from bruises and shock. She later went home. Tho others, Mr. and Mrs. William Groome, of 4133 Baker street, and Mr. and Mrs. John Cotter, of Ritchie street above Green lane, were treated nt their homes. Both tho trolley car and tho automobile wero going west when the nccldent occurred. Tho front of the motorcar was demolished. The list of Injured follows: JOSEPH LETISKI, 1014 South Water street, concussion of the brain; at. Agnes' Hospital. IIOUCHT Sl'IiVU. UO years old, 1233 South 28th street, fractured hip; University Hon. pttul. JOHBl'H WIQOINS. BOth street and Xrfincaiter acnue, rractureu ami; West Philadelphia ltomoonathlc Hosoltal LOUIS OIN8HERO, 743 South street, frac tured urlst: Pennsylvania. Hmmltnl. AURAM GOTLOII, 220 Catharine street, frac tured left shoulder; Penrmylvnnla Hospital. FnANK RAOE.Il, 2S25 Imtt street, dislocated arm, Episcopal Hospital. WHS. EVEIttJTT artEE.V, 220 Caraon street. Manayunk, hurt when auto skidded at 34th street and 'Allegheny avenue; St. Timothy's Hospital. MRS. ANNA WEAVER, 4075 Thompson street, fractured arm; West Philadelphia Homeo pathic Hospital. OSCAU SHERMAN, 841 Main street. Darby, fractured right shoulder; Women's Southern Homeopathic Hospital. WILLIAM HRADLKY, 15 years old, 1410 South Hanson street, broken left leg; Uni versity Hcapltal. MRS. MARY TA8PEL. 28 years old. 1411 North Broad street, felt In front of her home, broken arm; t Joseph's Hospital, HARRY MORRIS. 1017 Falrmount avenue, fell at Jeasup and Stiles streets, broken arm; Ht Jo?oph's Hospital MRS. A. At. FLETCHER, 2224 Qrnts atreet. (ell In front of homo, broken arm; Women's llnnieopathlo Hospital. MARY THOMAS, 2130 Christian street, sprained left arm: Polyclinic Hospital, JOHN PINK, 2101 Balnbrldge atreet; Toly. cllnlo Hospital. a. BALLON, 1721 Mlrflln atreet, sprained back: SI .Annas' Hospital JOSEl'H CUMMINQS. 1427 North Bath street, broken arm; West Philadelphia Homeopathic Hospital. JAMES WILLIAMS, 50th street and Lancaster avenue, broken arm; West Philadelphia Homeopathic Hospital, Hospitals and police also reported numerous caaes of sprained wrists and other minor hurts ilua to falls, A parcel post automobile collided with light carriage while the streets were at their worst at Chelten avenue and Morton atreet, and Ar thur Wllkle, of 100 West Harvey afreet, and Ml.-hael McCorvllle, of 5020 Helskell street. Oermantown, were thrown to the atreet. They escaped with slight cuta anrt. bruises. Autotruck Driver; Hurt Albert Baker, driver for a parcel nnat delivery auto, lost control of his machine on the slippery street today at Chelten avenue and Morton street and crashed Into a carriage driven by Michael McCon ncl, of :0 Helskell street. Baker was thrown out and badly Injured. McConnel escaped Injury. Baker, who Is 23 years old, and resides at 915 Bartram avenue, Colllngsdale, was taken to the German town .Hospital, MABRIED AT EWCTON Usual Monday Morning Rush nt Maryland's Gretpa Green. ELKTON. Md., Jan, 25.Elk.ton experi enced Its usual Monday morning rush for marriage licenses today. The followlna Pennsylvanla couples were wedded: James n. Gowan and Madeline M. Burk, Walter I Bradley and Maria Morris. Wil liam Mohr and Viola B. Sllmm, Lewis A. jMapleton nnd Anna It, Thlel, Earl W. Clark and Mary Kurts. all of Philadel phia; Kdward Q- Lewis and, Marie Jones, Wilkea-Barre; Anthony Wesotoskl and Edith Fessler, Shamokln; Otto E. Gueu ther and Catherine llttUniback, Reading. Joseph W. Rouse and Annie r. Jones, Elm, N. J . nnd Edgar 6 MoPouiraJ, Port wa airrT"iPiv. with this wek.,Artmini..t7-l3?lnn,,!l In hnlh hnnm.. t .... "WWI both houses of Congress will nukV efforts to prevent, if possible, ,, 1 session which Is bccomlnir mo-. i.-.;?!l each leglslatlvo day. With It,. S,.S making steady progress on tho aDomnVT lion hill. , o. -. . "WwprltU ; llcan filibuster on tho Qov.1 I!'.1 purchase bill, which has called the lr.iT- - -- ..., iu a. suaaen halt Bo lone as Prrnlilonf tvii- ,. , the nnsBnffn , . "r""", hn nm,,,.,. ".".": P I,urcha W' bo continued. Republican leaders oWi.51 Tim nrtlnn of r .. "rat.E . .lyumucrnuo caucus St! tho Bonato has bound the party to WW tho shipping bill toforo tho Sen.,. M tho exclusion of tho appropriation hln which Is 0, challenge to the neouhZM finnAaKInn u HO flir !- Rftnnln tan- . . .bUUlFU (K, itujsea tvn . " prlation bills, an urgent deficiency bill ttH tho District ot Columbia, supply bill, W 4 minor measures. If tho Republican, imr "i .......1 , , .. ... . uC, , " "' I'ruvuimng uispositlon of the shlD- pmg bin in tho Senate before March Y. J , wilt . ,1., ,-. - 1 u.w. .., U uummif ion xor the Preil.-i dent to do but call an extra seislm ' Houso leaders are waiting dlsoo.itin- .. the shipping bill in tho Senate beior." APPROPRIATION BILLS DELATEn Hopo of obtaining tho passage of rura$ credits legislation ly tho Sonato at thli session practically has been abandoned,1 though tho bill will bo brought up Imme.'s dlatoly after tho disposition of the shin i purchase measure. Appropriation bills In "8? mo aenato must await action on both these pieces of legislation, according to mu inub'iui uuuiucu ujr lno uemocratla u r.tmoua. r Work on tho appropriation bills will bt'.1 tuiiuuucu in uio jiuuso in tne comlna week. So far seven supply bills have been passed by the House and sent to ' tho Senate. They aro tho District of j Loiumora, ino urgoni uouciency, tho Leg- i lslatlve. Executive and Judicial, the Post office, tho Indian, the river and harbor, and tho army bills. Tho next bills to ben taken up by tho Houso aro the naval and the diplomatic nnd consular measures. TCn irnnnrnl ln-talnttnn n.111 t. v .. . Into the House until more of the sd-SS K.uF.iaiiuu unit, uiu uui ul uio way. iRti u.ouHo leaaers navo uociuea that If the, shipping bills cannot bo pushed througbj tho Senate there Is no use to bring th1 measure into tho House, where a strongs ngnt is HKCiy 10 uevoiop against It. DISCUSS XINSEY'S SUCCESSOR Assistant District Attorney Taulanjl Among Those Mentioned. There was considerable discussion In poj llttcal circles today over the probablsl successor of Judge Klnsey. Asslsttntil District Attorney Joseph H. Taulanoiifl among those prominently mentloned'fa th vnnnnov. M&J Judge Klnsey's term would not have ex plred until 1918, and Governor BrumbaughlS will namo his successor to servo until nextB November, when a Judge will bo elected'M ror a now term. ij Others mentioned for tho vacancy arui William II. Shoemaker, of the Board of.8 Viewers, and former member of the Boarlfl of Education; Assistant District Attorney. j Joseph P. Rogers, Thomas D. FInlettr,j Jr., William m. Stewart ana Josepn e.: McCullen. The funoral of Judge Klnsey will b held from 1022 Spruco street at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. Tho Rev. Marculj A. Brownson, pastor of tho Tenth Prts-1 byterlan Church, 17th and Spruce streeUja will officiate. Tho pallbearers, connected with Court! of Common Pleas No. 1, will be Horacsl Gaw, Oscar West, Frank Scrlcber, poIl Lylo. Hiram Horter. Oscar Borneman!! William Grober, Charles Pommer anlH Judge Klnsey's secretary. Robert Black.' Interment will be In South Laurel HUH Cemetery. HARRY X. SHELLENBERGEB Harry K. Shcllenberger. for eight years! n clerk In the Federal Naturalization Bureau, died last night In the. Norths! western Hospital, where he had been n natlent for two weeks. Mr. Snellen- berger was 33 years old and a native of. Mount Joy, Lancaster county Ills father, a brother and two sisters survive hlm,j Interment will take placo In the fam!ljr2 lot at nt, joy. THE WEATHER Official Forecast WASHINGTON. Jan. tt. For eastern Pennsylvania: Local enowa and colder tonight; Tuesday pawl cloudy and colder: moderate shifting! wltirln hrnmlni? nnrthwpHt. Tfnr Now Jeraev: Partly cloudy laj south; snow or rain In north portion to-; night; colder; Tuesday cojaer ana geu- aratlv nl A disturbance appeared over Oeorsfej vaatttrav mnrnfni linvlnc TTlQVtd III ifOS the Gulf, and has passed rapidly up Oul coast during the last it Hours, ino :a tral depression Is oft the New JrI coast this morning, while a cona'ij disturbance Is apparently forming In tM i...n t .I., Hoinn Tin northeaJtenl! ., inH ...minriu hn checked of ?i high barometer over the Gulf of w J Lawrence. It has caused general p clpitation over Its entire course, the raw' nll h1nfr h,nw nlnna the middle Al ; lantlo coast, while sleet Is reported from j Phiiaaeipma normwara. II d Wtl,nr Riii-mm Bulletin Observations msl at 8 a. m.. Eastern time. M last Italn- Veloc- ... J . Station. 8a.ro. n't. fall, wlni Ur"a Abilene. Te., K8 ,. my ,. av Y"." -J O Jtk,M 4 Clear 3 m ........ ,(., ,. . -; .- .; i Buffalo. H, Y... 20 m.20 g, Chicago. Ill 18 18 ,. NUT 8 snow 18 18 .. NIr 8 ;" Cleveland, nv:. .. s .. bq i pqp'i "h V LH .'J H A buwo , weaver, uui.,.,. -?v . 8 Clear ffi?,ffi""Ulahr.-5.iI .04 NW 8 Snow Duluth JIlnn,..UOUi .01 W I l RtUM s asKi liSrTn&ins.'oJfw anaa City. Mo- W i JJ Memphis. Tuna,. aU'jM ,. N New Orleans. SO U ,, NW New Tfork. N f.U" E North Platte,... 8 S g Oklahoma., Okla. gj ,v f Pittsburgh. Pa 31 . I & PortUnd. ? sy1,4 S3 Portland. Ore. . fg , J Vie a flow A Ciear CittX near in luin i Clear 4 6no ' 18 llals 4 Clouaj g rum 20 Boo 8 Clear 4 Cloudy 10 Clear &ue?!S;l."'&v:: n i ... m. 8! Paul. Mian . 08 N W 18 J 4 MS", a Kila & IS"'.."?"- IS i hi fiB ESJK5-f:: 35 Z H n 10 tiouw a Rata Tampa. Fi Wtsalps u em m 31 NW giV sm.i i ,.H t J2Sm wra- M. . m 4 '