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20 Plants and 1000 Men in
Connellsville District Af
fected Whole Frick Sys
tem May Resume.
VNIONTOWN, Pn., Jan. 18. - Orders
wcto issued today by Uic It. C. Frlck
Coke Company Immediately to fire 1000
coke ovens which have been Idle for a
year or more. The ovens aro scattered
through the entire Connellsville district,
about 20 plants being nlTected. The new
order witl give employment to nbout 1000
men for five days a week
This Is the tlrst order Isrucd for a yenr
directing the firing of Idle ovens. All
other orders havo been to close down
plants. The work of firing began todny,
end bv tomorrow nil of the plants nf-
fe"tc(l bv the order will be making coke.
Last Monday the company Issued an
crder placing between 15,r00 and M.MO
men wno have neon warning pin mm
on full time for this week.
Within the next few weeks It is under
stood tho entire system of coking plants
belonging to the Frlck company will bo
Into operation on nearlv full time. Tho
coke mnrket, .vhllc still stagnant, has be
come well rldof stocks, and future de
livery contracts now aio uelng booked at
a slight Increase over old prices.
Indications Point to a Busy Season
In All Lines.
Builders and contractors of this city
look forward to n revival In their partic
ular lino of uuHlncrs in the spring and
say that the coming summer promises
to be better for builders than any summer
has been for years. W. W. Anstlne, a
builder, who has handled many liU Jobs,
nmomr them mpottant publlo bulldingo,
talking of tho situation nt I1I3 oillec at
HIS Mlbert street today, said:
"The spring season for builders will un
doubtedly be late this year, but It will
be a big one when It opens and will keep
tho building trades busy until well Into
next winter. That Is good news for thou
sands of men dependent upon these trades
who have gono through a long and dull
period and have suffered severely from
It. We contractors employ all grades of
them except the electricians employed In
fitting up public buildings, so wc know
their condition.
"Already contracts are being let for Im
portant works, and we know that there
aro a lot more In almost Immediate pros
pect. Last week two Important contracts
woro awarded, one for a powerhouse at
Holmesburg and another for the hospital
at Luzon. There will soon be one given
out fbr a tlrchouse at Hybrrry near tho
fair grounds. The ground for this was
given by the fair authorities. There will
nlso be a new playground In South Phila
delphia, besides three school buildings.
One of these will cost $300,000, another
J123.CO0 and tho third $TO,000, all told nearly
'"This Is only a small bite out of tho
apple, but it means money and work, and
.Jic-bulldlnf trades are much encouraged.
"The reason for the depression Is gen
eral distrust of money conditions, I think.
Speculative builders have held off because
the money markets did not afford oppor
tunities to get cash at advantageous
terms. People with money havo not been
tying it up in building operations. They
have hoarded it or Invested it In things
that have brought quick and large re
turns. But they havo begun to loosen
Up. They have found that the war has
not put Uncle Sam out of business and
is not likely to, and good times are com
Work Scarce nnd Prospect for Im
provement Not Reassuring.
Tom Shelby, who lives at 1331 York
street and works at making the brass
parts of locomotive valves three or eight
hours a week, according as he Is lucky
or unlucky. He is employed at the Bald
win Locomotive Works. Until a year ago
he had steady work. He tells his story
in this way:
"I wouldn't be working If I wasn't a
married man, The works keep all tho
married men they can use, but most of
us who are working are making stock.
Last July the works becan to cut iimvn
?r'm.ei"dW!,.wfe1 wrkln three or
.--. .,,.. a. , ten, uul uiubb goou times
passed, and things havo been getting
worse over since. I don't think they can
Get any worse than they are now, but
tho foremen at the shops say that they
Tin wo nwiuc,
''If I hadn't saved up some money,
couldn't make both ends meet with ,i
I'm setting, and our union will havo to
give us a lift pretty soon. I believe the
works aro doing all they can for us, but I
do not believe they are getting orders, and
stock parts are accumulating all the time
so this can't keep up much longer.
"Twenty-five locomotives for Russia and
fifteen for France, an order I am told
came In the other night. Is a big order
for these days, It used to be a common
thing to get many orders for more than a
hundred machines, The Pennsylvania
Railroad used to order 350 at a time and
that kept us all busy. '
"About SO per cent, of men In my trade
are out of work and cannot find It. We
aro well paid when we work full time, and
most of us save. We hava a small say
Jngs system of our own connected with
tha union, and that helps us In strike
times and times like these, but the money
won't last always. '
"I've tried to get part-time Jobs at all
aorts of places, hut I can't get one be.
causa the employers tell me that If they
haveany Jobs they will give them to men
of their trade, I don't blame them, but
that doesn't put any money In my pocket.
That's about all there Is to my story."
3?imes Better Than a Year Ago and
outlook Encouraging,
"Timea for the hoisting engineers are
batter this winter than they were last
year, and w are looking forward to a
long and prosperous season, with the sub
way wprk an4 many bulldjnss going up
thhf coming spring and summer," said
Jam A. CooUy, representing the Hoist.
jug ana Portable Engineers, Jvocal No,
604 of the International Union of Steam
s.n4 Operating Engineers, at 1231 Arch
tut, today. sir. cooley explained that
thT are 40.S04 members of the organlza.
tltm t thfft country, Mexleo. and Canada
nJ SI9 of ftiera In this city
"Oar wages averaga from $4.50 to M
m tfa? H we worn all sorts of hoisting
ajwratuif, Including electric engines,
Cr work begins, on a building as soon
Sj tha foundations ara. begun and lasts
until tn ImI strip of cornice and calm.
ty top to completed. We are ail skilled
liviierer vut eren at this dull period
ther i e. comparatively small proper
ties t'f our ma out ef work. About ta I
per rent of our members here aro or
ganised and the rejt rotm a tlontliifr
membership, who tro from city to city
Tney are good men. but for the most part
have no famlMrs and do not settle down
Thev Bet good wanes Just as well as we
do and ate steady workers, toil can say
for us that wo believe sood times art
coming soon."
WILMINGTON. Del , Jam M.-Condl-tlons
hero genu ally Indicate that ft busi
ness ttvlvnl Is due soon. It Is ttue that
n large number of persons sllll arc un
cmploved and tho Associated Charities '
nnd the lo-nt Relief Committee need more i
money to carry on tho work of relieving
the poor, yet there are unmistakable
slcns of better limes ahead. i
Tho numbpr of building permits Issued
recently has been unumnlly largo for this
time of the year. Permits for the oroe ,
tlon of 20 dwellings were taken out yes- i
terday. Ten of thecc buildings consti
tute one orerallon, the Inrrrst recorded
during the present depression.
Most of the butldlnnH will be erected
in South Wilmington, where, It Is believed
there will be need for them because of ,
the resumption pf the steel mill In that
section nnd since some of the employes
of the new Pot'th Ttethlchem steel plant
at New Castle are expected to live there,
finnio departments of the railroad shops
here nre being opnrated nluht and day.
The Hnrlnn & Hnlllnpsworth Company
recently bci?nn wor't on the largest steam
ship ever constructed In Delaware, nnd
some of thp other concerns nlso nre show-
! . -, ,Trn(nr tiviiv.
i u H algo j)CneV), t1G cr'5i,opfl In Wll-
mlnolnn will rcclve a shnre of the new
car contracts which will be awnidcd by
the railroads In eonsenuencc of having
been granted n freight' rate Increase.
The shopq of the Edge Moor Iron Com
pany nre rushed night and day now ho
causo of rush orders, but It Is stated the
amount of work on hand Is not yet up to
normal. The shops of the Tienjamln V.
Shaw Company also nre uorklmr over
time to turn out a number of stacks for
which contracts have been made.
Wilmington workmen received t hard
blow est 'rlnj when tho new plant of thd
Hex Talking Machine Compnm climcd
because or a suit in tho Philadelphia
courts due to flnnncl.il troubles. It Is not
known how long ttv suspension will Inst,
ns resumption depends on the outcome of
the suit.
The morocco plants here have hten
hard hit by the war, which hns cut oft
their supply of hides, and some of tho
markets In Uurope for the finished piod
uct as well.
600 Men Will Be Given Work on
PATLMISON, N. J.. Jan. 2S. An order
for 12 locomotives for the Servian Gov
ernment will he placed In a few days at
th Cooke Works of the American Loco
motive Company hcio.
The order means the employment of COO
men working doublo shifts.
May Move Beet Sugar Plant to U. S.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 2S.-Consul Sam
uel C. Iteat, at Calgary, reports that un
less the formers of Southern Alberta
agree to cultivate larger areas of beets,
tho beet sugar fnctory at Raymond, Al
berta, the only factory In Western Can
ada, will be removed to the United States.
The factory has been closed for somo
time, and the directors have about de
cided that the beet sugnr Industry In
Alberta Is too uncertain to warrant fur
ther development.
Heavy Tonnages in Steel Bids
PITTSBURGH. Jan. 2S. Heavy ton
nages nre Involved In several bids on
structural projects. Negotiations have
been opened by the Pennsylvania lines
west for 20.000 tons ot steel for tinek
elevation work by the Indianapolis Union
Itailrond. These figures do not Include
steel which will be needed later on tho
proposed union station and train sheds
in thnt city.
Cnntlniied from I'aKt1 One
told thnt the bell should not be sent to
S.in Francisco und that San Francisco
really did not care to have tho bell."
While tho plans are crystallizing for
the croFS-contlneut trip, the Liberty
Rell standi in Independence Hall,
propped on four "Jacks," each bolstered
on heavy felt pads thnt the slightest
tremor of the Mipport may not be trans
mitted to the fissured bell.
The last decree of eminent metallur
gists who examined the bell Is that If it
were taken on tho rigorous train Journey
to San Francisco It would in all probabil
ity come back In pieces.
Tho men who assert that the crack In
the bell involves moie than 11 quarter of
Itn circumference, and that it Is In danger
or disintegration from intcrnul stresses,
are Frederick W. Taylor, consulting en
gineer, aiad Prof. Alexander E. Outer
bridge, of the Franklin Institute, an au
thority on tho effects of stretses and
on metals.
Mayor Blnnkenburg is unwilling to huvo
the bell taken to tho oxpobltlon If the
trip would endanger it. He is willing that
the ohlect of the nation's veneration shall
be taken to San Francisco only In the
event of assurance being given that the
condition of the bell Is such as will In
sure that It will not disintegrate from the
vibrations of tho trip.
A sudden switch of councllmanlc senti
ment Is indicated In prophesied success of
the project to send the venerable rello
to the Western coast.
When a mammoth petition of 50,000
names, In three bound volumes, was pre
sented to Councils last spring appealing
against the Liberty Hell over being
moved from Its position In Independence
Hall, the sentiment ot the members of
Councils seemed to be In full accord with
the petition.
Tho petition was headed by the names
of members of the Philadelphia Chaptei
of the Daughters of the American Revo
lution and Included those of the mem
bers of many other patriotic organiza
tions. Among the Republican Organization
leaders who signified in writing their un
willingness to have th hn m-,,,1 .
Senator Boles Penrose and State Senator
Ldwln II. Vare. other signers were DIs
U1 cLA,.tornqy Samuel P. Rotan. Joseph
H. Taulane, President Judge Charles L
Brown, of the Municipal Court; A. Lin
coln Acker, John R. Si. Scott, Director
George W. Norris, of the Department of
Wharves, Docks and Ferries; Receiver of
Taxes W. Froeland Kendrlck. ex.Gover
nor Samuel W. Pennypacker. John Wana
5KJuAtt.Sr',J V'"!"? N'cholson.
-.-.....,... , u J( Hainan Lea,
Republican Common Cpuncllman John
H. BaUley, who was In charge of the
New Year's Day pageantry for Coun
ells, said that he 'nad been considering
for some time Introducing a resolution
to send the Liberty Bell to the big fair.
"I think the bell should be sent out
there," he said.
Robert D. Drlpps. Independent Coun
cilman of the SSd Ward, said:
"It 1 true that the nation owns the
bell and that the nation wants to see Jt
When the bell was taken to other cities
on occasions In tha past. It was rever
enced by thousands, and should It be
sent to San Francisco tfie nation will
bow before It. But Philadelphia should
not permit It to be debauched as a
means toward supplying the finances of
a pleasant outing for politicians. 11 we
Send It, let us send s, guard Ot policemen
with It"
Wife and mother who has been
detained by Russian officials in
town on Black Sea for eight
months. Efforts to obtain her
release have been unavailing.
Mother of Fivo Children Not Per
mitted to llcturn Home,
For eight months tho Russian Govern
ment hns detained Mrs. Either Pnlot, of
M.'iS Grny'a avenue, In the llttlo Hess
arablan town of Itcsinn, on tho const ot
tho lllacle Sea und tho efforts of Secre
tary Bryan to havo her permitted to re
turn home havo nvnlled nothing.
Mennwhllo her husband and five chil
dren sit nt homo mourning her absence
nnd wondering If sho will over come back
to them.
Mrs. Salot went to Itcsinn when her
father, who Is 07 years old, wrote that he
was ill and wanted to see hei beforo he
died. Tho war had not begun, and she
Sho was In Russia when tho war broke
out. Slnco that tlmo sho has been a
virtual prisoner In tho village on tho
Black Sea, and, though many messages
have passed between the State Depart
ment nt Washington nnd the authorities
In Petiograd concerning her detention,
the Czar's ofllccrs have peislstently
neglected to giant her the permission to
leave thnt the American Government hns
It is possible that tho nnswer lies In
Mrs. Knlot's fnlluro to comply with a re
quest of a Russian officer for 100 rubles,
in return for which ho promised sho
would receive .1 permit to depart. When
Mr. Snlot received this Information from
his wife, ho nt onco communicated it to
the Stntc Department In order thnt tho
American ofllclals might have further
light on tho reasons back of tho Russian
refusal to let his wlfo go.
So deep Is the grief of the Salot chil
dren over tho absence of their mother
that tho two youngest, Henry and David,
havo rot up in their j-lccp and walked
about the house crying for her Henry, 5,
fell down the stairs early one morning,
and, although he wn3 not injured, his
father had 11 carpenter como and build
n. fence at the head ot each flight.
In all there nre five children, Charles,
IB years old; Alexander, 11; Bessie, 9;
David, 7, and Henry, 5.
One Member Has Completed Four
year Course In Three Years.
Twelve members of the January, 1915,
class of Glrard College will receive diplo
mas In the chapel tonight. Although not
mentioned for special honor, James D.
Fraser has the distinction of completing
the four-year college course in thrco
years. George D. Powell, vice president
or tne class, is nrst Honor student; John
E. Jenkins, second honor student, and
Frederick L. Williams, class president,
third honor student.
The program for the exercises, which
will be for friends of the graduates, will
open nt 7:30 o'clock with prayer by
Joseph M. Jameson, vice president of tho
college. Mr. Jenkins will deliver tho
salutatory address, and Mr. Williams will
read un essay on "Modern Warfare."
Prof. Frank II. Green, of tho West
Chester Normal School, will make tho
Commencement address, after which
President Cheesman A. llcrrlck will pre
sent the diplomas. Mr. Powell will de
liver tho valedictory.
The remaining members of tho class aro
John n. Rung, class treasurer; Henry G.
Moycr, chiho secretary; Mux I. Bernstein,
Alphonse Dollfus, Harry T. Kills, Elmer
Heifer, Frederick G. Ilenzler and Eail
D. Shaffer.
Complications over a .-up of coffee
landeil Jim Hederhan in Jail Ho snya
that he'll stay thero, too, rather than act
eontracy to his principles. Jim hopped
on a stool In a light lunch place and or
dered two sandwiches and a cup of coffee.
A bleary-eyed patron next, nt whose el.
buw was a cup of steumlng Java and
Sloclia, pulled Jim's coat Bleevc.
"I'll sell you my coftco for a nickel,"
he said.
"Why don't you drink It yourself?"
asked Jim.
"I want booze," whispered the stranger,
"I needed a nickel, and an old guy glv'
mo one if I'd git somethln" ter eat wld It,
He watched me till f come In nero. Now
he's gono, Do yer git me?"
Jim pushed the man a nickel and took
the coffee. The etranger got out quickly.
The waiter came along and noticed that
befoie Jim were two sandwiches and a
cup of coffee. "Give me a check for ten
cents," said Jim.
"Tno sandwiches and a cup of coffeo Is
fifteen," growled the waiter.
"I bought the coffee from the man who
was ultting next to me," declared Jim,
"We're the only ones doing business in
this place that I know of," said the
waiter, and he punched Jim's check at the
J3 mark.
The manager happened along. The
waiter explained that Jim refused to pay
thu full amount nf his check, and Jim re.
peated that the coffee had been paid fpr.
"The man's drunk, punch his check,"
ordered the manager.
"You're another," said Jim. Three wait,
era held him as he leaned toward the
manager at an angle of 4; degrees. Po.
liceman Davis was summoned and took
Jim to the station house.
Magistrate Pennoek was Inclined to
think that Jim was right. "Where do you
11 rT' he asked sympathetically
"Nowhere In particular," said Jim
' Would you like a permanent addre
tji g. short timet"
POl If F aWM
s-,si rr TY xJrwidy
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Experts Discredit Reports of
Decrease Fifty - Cent
Meat and $10 Shoes a
False Apprehension.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 25,-For the first
time In many years, Information col
lected by tho United States Department
of Agriculture shows that nil classes of
llvo stock In the United Stnles nre In
creasing In numbers. Thus the real
facts contradict absolutely sensational
leports that prices for meat nnd shoes
woulii rise to unprecedented figures In
the Immcd'nte future. U 'mis oven been
said thnt r. Uivrrnmcnt statistician pre
dicted meat nt 50 cents a lound and
shoes nt $10 it pair within tho next two
yt.trs. Such a prediction, tho real Gov
ernment statisticians say, In qulto
unwnri anted.
On January 1, for cxninple, tho number
of beef cnttlo showed an increase of 3.1
tier cent, over tho number a year ago,
nnd 1111 actual Increase, of 1,212,000 head.
There uro nlso more milch cows In tho
country than Inst year, tho Increase be
ing 2 5 per rent., op In numbers 625,000.
Swine, however, showed the greatest In
cicnsu of all classes 9.G per cent. On
January 1, 1011, there wore only 5S,9n,OT0
swine In tho country; on January 1, 191B,
Tim prediction of CO-cent meat nnd $10
shoes wan accompnnlcd by tho declara
tion that Franco nlonc has taken from
America nearly 300,000 horses within tho
lni,t five months, and thnt tho other
countries nt war havo drawn upon our
resources In tho same proportion. Tho
facts nie that more horses wore on tho
farms of tho United States on Janunry
1. Uli), than there woio a cir befoie,
tho Increase being 213,000 head or 1.1 per
cent. Total exports dnce the war began
have been piobably not more than "!,.
There are approximately 25,000,000 horsoi
illioeetlier in the United Stnles.
it Is, In fact, pointed nut by Govern
ment statisticians that the market value
of Turin burses has actually declined
to such an extent that the average Is
now about G u head less than n year
ago. Mules havo declined even more
than horses, their vnluo being now $11.60
pur head loss t'nn u year ago. The e
plnnntlon Is to LM found In the depies
.sloii un account of the cotton situation
In tho South, tho great market for mules.
Government specialists, while ridiculing
tho notion of a horse fnmlne, aro con
vinced that farmers will find It prolltable
to use good work mnres for breeding
mole .stock.
As for hides, tho situation Is not qulto
so clear, but even hero there hns been
much gloss exaggeration. From two
Ilflhs to lets than one-half of the leather
u.scd In thih country Is Impoited. Since
the outbienk of tho wor Importations
havo shown a certain falling off. There
Is, howcvei, little icnson to suppose the
decrease will bo permanent or of sulil
cient Importance to cieato any real
Instead of llvo stock steadily decreasing
year after year, this jcar, for tho first
time, a.s has been sold, all classes show
an nppieciable increase. Including
horses, mules, milch cows, beef cattle,
sheep and swine, theic weio on Jnnuary
1, 1915, 7,712,000 moic fnim animals in tho
United States than 011 Januaiy 1, 1914.
The Increase In tho total value was $78,
021,000, or l.J per cent.
Harold Osgood Binney Wills His
Body to Science.
Harold Osgood Blimey, a Philadelphia
law.er who profes-sed agnosticism dining
his life, died an Infidel and willed his
body to Bclence. By n will executed while
In prison on Bin ck well's Island for auto
speeding and filed for probate yesterday,
he recommends that his remains be util
ized In the causo of medical researcn.
If his wife objects, he asks that his body
bo cremated and the ashes strewn "In
some garden near tho sea where tho
solids may piove of some use to the
shrubs and flowers."
The document, which was written No
vember 1, 1911, also stipulates thnt thero
shall be no religious ceremonies. "I dlo
as I have lived," he states, "a convinced,
and, I trust, a good infidel, believing that
the last six of tho Decalogue would bo
better ohscived without the presence of
the four superstitious ones that piccedo
Mr. Binney died a month after writing
tho will from an oveidoso of headacho
medicine nt tho homo of his mother-in-law,
Mrs. Well, Mt, Vernon, N. V.
Married by the Mayor
Mayor Blankenburg nt his oillec today
performed tho marriage ceremony of
Samuel Wllscliek, of 1131 Brown street,
and Anna Musheno, of 231 West Glrard
a venu p.
rjfcTk l""'! TC
All right, j 011 tan stop ut the House
of Correction for threo months."
"I want to get my fare to ride to th
almshouse." No one would believe this
pathetic leciuest made by Joseph Beznes,
and thoso whom he approached looked at
him and laughed. Policeman Nickels saw
the man begging and arrested him.
Bonnes admitted to Magistrate Kmloy
that he had Just been discharged from
the House of Correction.
"Why don't you go home?" asked the
"The woul Bounds strange to rne. your
honor," said the prisoner.
The Magistrate noticed that he clutched
the rail tightly for support. "I don't
think you're .a drinking man." he said
No. paid Beznes. "I only want to
get to the almshouse. I tried to walk,
but I collapsed twice. No one believes
mo when I tell them the truth. I want
to get there for It seems to be a viola,
tlon of the law to starve."
The Judge gave tho man the price of
a meat apd his fare to the Institution
Mrs. Mary Mullen says she cannot buy
clothes on 10 cents a day She toM
Magistrate Jtenshaw that was all she
got, and that she was compelled 'to
Bteal from her employer, Mrs, Gussie
Benjamin, 538 Bainbridge street, lira
Mullen was accused of stealing a box
Benjamin had concealed under the
kitchen stove.
Mrs. Mullln said she had come tb the
Benjamin home about three months ago
In search of work, and that Mrs. Benja.
mm offered her board, lodging and 10
cents a day. While not satisfied with
this arrangement she said she had been
forced to accept or face the alternative
of bogging. She discovered the box of
Jewelry while building a tire. She was
arrested after she had left a pawnshop
near Broad and Bainbridge streets, where
she had disposed of part of the articles
In the box. Magistrate IUnhaw held
her In fUQ for a later htariag '
Continued from I'hkc Otic
she says, and one nf thom picssed a
handkerchief sntttrated with chloroform
to her nose Sho lost consciousness. Whon
sho awoke she was In n big room with
tho blinds diawn. Ono of the two men
who had been in the automobile, both
of tho women and several others were
In tho room. Sho struggled to her feel
and said sho wanted to go homo.
The woman laughed nt her, according
to her story, and when she tiled to open
the dooi and began to shriek the man
caught her bv the throat and told her
to "cut out this melodramatic stuff." Rho
was then thrown Into a chair and a few
minutes Inter was left nlonc In the room.
Jllss CozzI remnlncd there for somo time.
Then n Nogiess camp in, sho declares.
She pleaded with thu servant to help
her escape. At first tho woman refused,
but finally agreed to help If sho would
promise "never to talk nbout it." Tho
girl piomlncd, nnd then the womnn went
Into nn nipowm .mil iilacpd 11 chair b
neath the window. When she had gono
away, the girl climbed out nnd escaped
by a rear door.
Sim was sllll dared fiom tho effrcta of,
thf drug, r.hp k:is, nnd sho did not take
notice of the house from which she es
caped. From there slit started to walk
In a southerly direction until sho met the
bhiecnnt nt 12th and Federal streets
shortly before midnight.
Watson T. Sooy Files An
swer to Suit Brought
Against His Title to Mul
lica River Bed.
Another movo In tho 12-ycar war be
tween 700 South Jersey oystermen and
Watson T. Sooy, tho "Oyster Baron" ot
that section of tho State, was made to
day In the Now Jersey Court of Chunccry
nt Camden when attorneys for Sooy filed
his answer to tho suit of tho oystermen.
The suit, which is the second started
by tho oystermen, was brought recently
following the collnpso of ojectment pro
ceedings Instituted against Sooy, who
claims tltlo to four miles of oyster bed -In
Mulllca River nnd Bay under a grant
of 1003 from the State Riparian Commis
sion. Tho contention of the oystermen Is that
tho section in dispute Is n natural oyster
bed, and as such, not subject to tho
Jurisdiction of tho Klparlan Commission
to tho extent of making grants. In Ills
answer, Sooy claims full and valid title
to tho bed under his grant.
Most of the 700 oystermen Interested In
tho suits nro tho sons of men who set
tled In tho district generations ago. They
have always made their living from tho
oyster beds. Feeling ran so high after
the grant was mudo to Sooy in 1103 that
tho oystermen raided the beds on several
occasions. Boats were sunk and there
wero Kevoral shootings. Then action was
taken In a county court und carried
through tho Supremo Court nnd Stats
Court of Appeals, which decided finally
that n Jury hud nn right to decide as to
tho action of tho State. Action then was
taken beforo tho Chancery Court,
Tho men interested llvo In the towns
of Tuckertnn, New Grotna, Port Itopub
llo, Absecon, Leeds Point, Pleasautville,
Somers Point nnd In Atlantic City. No
dutn for urgumout in the cusp, has been
set so far by Vlco Chancellor Learning,
beforo whom tho present action was
taken. Tho ojstermen aio represented by
Judge William 0. French, of ',ho Camden
District Court.
Judge French culls the caso "1111 attempt
tn giah tho people's rights." He said he
did not beliuo the time had yet como
whon Bueh rights might bo tinned over to
nu Individual, oven by the net of scrv.
ants of tho Ktato, and expressed tho opin
ion that the grunt in this case was In vio
lation of tho Stato Constitution.
They Bring Happiness to Men With
large Families.
Two men out of employment and with
large families dependent on them wero
made happy today when put to work by
the KmeVgency Aid Committee, They will
deliver telephone books and thus be ulm
to make enough money to keep, their
wives and children from starvation. Both
men had sought In vain for Jobs for sev
cral months,
While the men will not earn more than
a dollar a day, this will enable them to
buy bread and other eatables for their
families, One of the men, William Bier,
rck, of Martin's Village, is the father of
13 children, ranging In age from 2 months
to 21 years, and said that he had nothlnit
In the house for them to eat.
Blereck. who is carpenter, has been
out of a Job since last summer. Ills old.
est daughter, who Is 21 years old, has been
at work, but last her position a month
The other man, Richard Gldley, 130
Stanton street. Pulls of Schuylkill, is the
father of seven children. Ilia family hart
been dependent on the charity of neigh
bors for food for months. Oidley's pov
rty was emphasised when he told the
members of the committee that ho did not
have carfare to get tu the suburb on Ll
nwly found Job. and be made a. Ivan
from the bureau.
fujpu-vp .jamuS )'ynjjtP?'k 'iHuPYi'u 'yJlfefeu
28, 1915,
, Continued from Pare Ono
1 tlve Howard objected, nnd none will bo
1 Printed. , ,. . . .
Clinnces or ovcrnaing mo -dicatod
by tho vote on the bill's pnssngo.
In tho House February -t, 1D14, the vote
was 252 for tho bill, 12 against, with two
voting "present," or two less than two
thirds. Tho Senate passed It January 2,
1915, 50 to 7. ..
Tho voto In 1013 lo override l'resiuent
' Taft's voto Of tho same bill was; House,
, 213 for, 114 agaliiBt, 2 present, or five less
than tho necessary two-thirds. Senate,
1 72 for, 18 against, nnd five not voting.
The President's message, which was ap
plauded 011 both sldos of tho House, fol
lows: ,
"It is with unaffected regret that I
find myself constinlncd by clean con
viction to return this Dili without my
signature. Not only do I feol It to bo
a very serious matter to exercise tho
power of voto In any case, becausa It
Involves opposing tho slngla Judgment
ot tho President to tho Judgment of tho
majority of both the Houses of tho Con
gress, n step which no man who realizes
his own llnuillty to error con ioko wim
out groat licsltatlon, but nJso becauso
this particular bill Is In so many impor
tant tespects admirable, well conceived
und desirable.
"Its enactment Into law would undoubt
edly enhnnco tho efficiency nnd improve
tho methods of handing the Important
blanch of tho public eorvlco to which it
telntes, but candor and a senso of duty
with regard to tho responsibility so clear
ly Imposed upon me by tho Constitution
In matters of legislation leaves mo no
choice but to dissent.
"In two particulars of vital conscquenco
this bill embodies a radical departure
from tho trndltlonal and long-established
policy of this country, a policy In which
our people havo conceived tho very char
actpr ot their Government to bo ex
picssod, tho very mission and spirit of
the nation In respect to Its relations to
the pcoplo of tho world outsido their
"It seeks to all but close entirely tho
gates of asylum which always have been
open to those who could find nowhere
elso the right and opportunity of constitu
tional agitation for what thoy conceived
to bo tho natural nnd Inallennblo rights
of man; nnd It excludes thoso to whom
tho opportunity of elementary education
hns been denied, without rcgnrd to their
character, their purposes, or their natural
"Itestrlctlons llko these, adopted earlier
In our history as a nation, would havo
very materially altered tho courso and
cnolled the humano ardors of our politics.
Tho right of political asylum has brought
to this country many a man of noblo
character and elovnted purpose who was
marked ns an outlaw In his own less
fortunato land, and who has yet bocomo
an ornament to our citizenship and to
our public counsels.
"The children nnd compatriots of theso
Illustrious Americans must stand amazed
to sec tho representatives of their nation
now resolved, in the fulness of our na
tional strength and nt the maturity of
our great institutions, to risk turning such
men back from our shores without test of
quality or purpose,
"It Is difficult for mo to bcllovo that the
full effect of this feature of tho bill was
realized when it was framed and adopted,
and it is Impossible for mo to assent to It
in the form In which It is here passod.
"Tho literacy test and tho tests and
restrictions which accompany It consti
tute nn even more rndlcul chango in tho
policy of tho nntlon. Hitherto we havo
generously kept our doors open to all
who are not untitled by reason of disease
or Incapacity for ' self support or such
personal records ar)d antecedents as wero
likely to make them a mennco to our
peace and order or to tho wholesome and
inoffensive relationships of life.
"In this bill it Is proposed to turn away
from tests of character and of quality
and Impose tests which exclude nnd re
strict; for tho new tests bote embodied
nre not tho tests of quality or of char
acter or of personal fitness, but tests of
oppoitunlty. Those who como seeking
opportunities aro not to bo admitted un
less they already havo had one of tho
chief of tho opportunities they seek, the
opportunity of education. Tho object of
such provisions la restriction, not selec
"If tho people of this country havo
mndo up their minds to limit tho number
of immigrants by arbitrary tests and so
reverse tho policy of all tho generations
of Americans that havo gono before them,
It is their right to do so. 1,-im their setv
ant nnd havo no license to stand In their
way. But I do not bollovo that they
"I respectfully submit that no one can
quota their mandate to that effect. Haa
any political party ever avowed a policy
of restriction In this fundamental mat
ter, gono to tho country on It, and been
commissioned to control this legislation?
Does this bill rest upon tho conscious
und universal assent and desire of tho
American people? I doubt It. It is be
causo I doubt it that I make bold to
dissent fiom It.
"I nm willing to abide by tho verdict,
but not until it has been lendered. Let
tho platform of parties speak out upon
this policy and the people pronounce tholt
wish. The matter Is too fundamental to
be settled otherwise,
"t havo no pride of opinion In this
question. I nm not foolish enough to
pi of ess to know tho wishes and ideals
of America better than tho body of her
chosen representatives know them. I
only want Instructions direct from those
whoso fortunes, with ours und nil men's,
are Involved.
ABks to Be Sent to Asylum After At
tempt to Kill.
Pleading un Insane Jealousy due to the
unbalanced condition of her mind as the
cause for shooting Mrs. Mary Carbury
at her home, 609 Llppincott street, last
night, Miss Sarah McKenzle, of Maurice
River, N. J., begged Magistrate Campbell
In the UOth district police station to send
her back to the Bridgeton, N. J., Insane
Asylum this' morning. Mrs. Carbury wus
shot In the lip, Miss MclCenzle admitted
that she came from Maurice River with
the intention of killing Mrs. Carbury, who
she believed had stolen something from
After firing pointblank at Mrs, Car
bury. Miss McKenzle ran through the
houso to the kitchen, brandishing the
revolver. Mrs. Carbury's brother, John
McGrath, was eating his supper and
threw a cup of coffee and a plate of soup
at the frenzied woman,' who rushed into
the ajley. There she was met by Daniel
McGrath. of 633 East Llppincott street,
who previously had noticed- Miss Mc
Kenzle's actions, and had followed her
about. McQralu attempted to Intercept
her, but was greeted by bullets. Miss
McKenzle was overpowered and dis
armed. Mrs. Carbury said she met Miss Mc
Kenzle at hen doorstep a&out S o'clock
last night. When she refused to pay at
tention to the question, "Have ou tuiue
ttdng btloilKtuK to uie in u vau In j.jnr
front room?" Mrs. Carbury ald sb .u
fir i! J upon
Appeals to Organizations to
Purchase Them for Dis.
tribution to Help High
Speed Plan.
Every man, woman nnd child In ,y,
city can help tho causo of lh ,r 1,
transit bv ,mb. .... . 'W-Mt4
-""" ' transit but!n
fhotisands nro ar..
beating the speed JE.'
"For The Trlt 'fe
ns a reminder thnt 1?
people intend to hi!
speed, comfort ana eon
venleneo In tt..t con
Mcrchnnts, manufacturers, ormm,.
tlons and others who want to nJci Itl
movement can obtain the buttons throuih
tho Department of City Transit 'u
Bourse. Building at tho wholesalo r.
nrico of 13 n. thnii.nn.i w,1D"!saio C0lt
In order that tho entire city mav U
M-prert Willi Mm im.i, r.,T. ' m?l'
...... .,u ..tiiisii uaiuccrv Dlraft
tor Taylor today sent tho following litter
to organizations throughout tl,0 cltyi
"Iiilosed is a snmplo button im
will keep alive tho urgent demand for ?,
high-speed system, and free transfer.
Thoso buttons cost $3 per lOOO. and I "haM
bo glad to havo your organization order
from 1000 to 10,000 lota for dlstrlbu iort
among your members and those with
whom thoy nro in touch. Your co-one
tlon will bo most helpful. P6ra
"Wo havo many Important moves y.l
to mako boforo tho city will bo unalter
ably committed to tho Immediate con
struction of tho high-speed linos and the
public demand must bo kept alive and
"It Is necessary to secure tho passage
of tho ordinance now in Councils calllne
a special election to enable the peoDl
to voto authority to Increase the city's
.iiuuuicuiK.ua 111 nm amount ot CT.OgoOOO'
nlso to havo the plan of municipal W
vclopmcnt acted upon by the City Coun
cils nnd approved by tho Public Servlra
Commission of Pennsylvania.
"After tho special election la held City
Councils havo to mako appropriations and
authorizo tho awarding of contracts b.
foro construction can bo Btnrted It Is
my hope that each and every one of
thoso essential steps will bo taken with
out undue delay. Public Interest In the
subject must bo kept aroused to tha
highest pitch. The people of Philadelphia
can help by wearing buttons 'For the
Transit Plan,' with tho city colors, gold
nnd blue.
"I am very grnteful to you and to your
organization for your backing up to date
and hopo that you will not feel I am
asking too much of your organization In
Its own Interest to purchase, and have
distributed, a substantial number of the
buttons which will bo universally worn by
tho citizenship of Philadelphia until wo
have accomplished tho desliod results.
"If you .vlll co-operato, kindly fill out
tho Inclosed card nnd forward same to
me with the purchase price of the buttons,
und they will bo delivered to you at such
address as you may indicate on tho card.
"Subscriptions should be for lots rep
resenting multiples of 1000. Most of thoso
received up to date are for from SOW to
10,000 lots.
"A reply by return mall will be
greatly appreciated, as It is necessary
to get a large order in at once, bo that
tho buttons may be displayed by citi
zens in great numbers at the earliest
moment posslhlo.
"Prompt, aggressive and united action
Is essential to success. I shall be greatly
obliged for your help."
Director Zicgler Sends 1G3 From
Blockley to Holmesburg.
Dr. S. Lewis Zlegler, Director of tha
Department of Health and Charities, haa
completed tho transfer of 1C3 additional
Indigent men from Blockley to the Homo
for tho Indigent at Holmesburg.
Thero nro now UCI male dependents of
tho city housed In tho new institution at
Holmesburg. Tho transfer of 601 in
digents was effected by foimer Director
Harto of tho Health Department during
tho last few weeks of his term of ofllco.
About 500 more male Indigents nt
Blockley will be transferred to Holmes
burg during the coming 3prlng and sum
mer months, following the construction
of tho power plant for which1 tho con
tract was awarded last week.
A womnn who saw a man leave the
homo of Edwin W. It. Smith, 153 Tree
streot, after the house hud been robbed
nnd tho gas meter stripped, gave a
description of him to tho police. The
nrrested Daniel Sullivan, 29 years old,
152 Daly streot. IIo was arraigned beforo
JInglstrato MoFnrland in the 4th street
and Snyder avonuo station this mormnj
and held without ball for court
Official Forecast
For esistern Pennsylvania. UnsetUW
and much colder tonight, with a cold
wave; Friday fair and colder, moderate
(northwest to north winus. .
For New Jersey: Cloudy and nuicn
colder tonight; cold wave in the Interior.
Friday partly cloudy and colder,
Tho western cold area has spread souin
oastward into the centrnl valleys sno
eastward over the upper Lake region.
causing a fall in temperature of nooin
M degrees In those districts d""" f
last 21 hours. However. It Is not mow
eastward so rapidly as was Indicates .
torday. owing to a disturbance that ap
parently moved northeastward aem
southern Florida a short l"ta"ca,0'a!
coast. Snow flurries continue on tp
vance of the cold area, the snow ".
tending along the Ohio Itlver this rW
lug The lowest temperature "'j
during tho last 21 hours was .",
below zero at White River, on the HP
shore or Lake Superior.
U, S, Weather Bureau Bulletin
Observations made at 8 a. m. Kat" "n''
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8 a.m. p't. fall, wtna. "y """
Abilene, Te..,, SO 30
Atlantic City,.. .14 SI
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