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ffieirger SPORTS FINAL VOL. I-NO. 130 PHILADELPHIA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1015. price ornn oMmt Constant, 1018, t ma Pcsue I.esois couriNf SPORTS FINAL NEUTRAL STEAMSHIP FALLS TO SUBMARINE IN ENGLISH CHANNEL fi Norse Collier, Picking Way Through Strait, Sinks Near Scene of Disaster to Norwegian Vessel Bel ridge. Kegin Goes Down in Quarter of an Hour Crew Saved by Nearby Ships, But Lose All Their Possessions Taken to Dover. tONDONr Feb. 23. -1Im lrlaB rrtvifl liprft tnnlfftit tttjt " (he tcamhtp Cnrlli, of the Clyde i i. fmm riiarlpainn. d. d.. to llrfmen. i Germany, with cotton, struck it mine off the German count In the Hortn ea nnu n sone to the bottom LONDON, Feb. 23. Another neutral vessel fell Victim today to tho German' submarine. Tho Nor wegian steamship Begin was torpedoed In the English Channel off Dover between e and 7 o'clock this morning. Sho sank In less than 15 minutes. Several Channel ' ships closed In about hor and picked up the 52 members of her crew, who were obliged to abandon their possessions. They wero taken to Dover. "The Kegln Is tho second neutral vessel sent to tho bottom by German .subma rines since tho Von Tlrpltz submarine. blockade against merchantmen was launched, ' The first victim nlso was a Norwegian tcssel, the Delrldgc, which was torpedoed . Off Folkestone on February 19. Tho Ilegln was sunk today In almost tho same spot, ' indicating that tho submarlno terrors still constitute! a menaco to trade. The Ilegln, of 1841 tons, was en routo from Ncwcastlc-bn-Tynp to Bordeaux, laden with coal. She Sid not heed tho warning of the German Admiralty to neu tral vessels to take the route around the north of Scotland. Instead she salted through tho North Sea, hugging tho Brlt- tsh coast, and was proceeding through tho channel when attacked ' "Bie sinking of the Bclrldgo last Friday aroused Intense Indignation In Norway. The second attack upon a Norwegian steamship by German submarines Is ex- , pected to bring a protest lodged In most . emphatic terms from tho Norwegian '"' Government. Norway Is not likely to accept the German viewpoint that since the Ilegln disregarded the warning not , ' to attempt a passage of the channel eho did so iat her own risk. Tho Norwegian Einbassy here, however, refused to mako any comment this afternoon pending an official report from the captain of the Recln. . , ' The first jrgport received hero from Dover said that, the coaler had sink a few miles off that 'port, but that It was imt .known whether sho- had been tor- yepocu or iiuu eirucrc a mine. j. laier dispatch stated definitely that tho Ilegln Ijnsd been torpedoed by one of the Ger man submarines waiting In tho channel , to. Attack British shipping qr British transports: It is presumed that this Inn 'formation came from members of the ' crew after they wero landed at Dover. BRITISH VESSEL REPORTED VICTIM OF SUBMARINE EASTBOUHNE. England'. Feb. 23. , t,A sieamsnip, Denevea 10 oe a urutsn 'collier, Is In distress about 12 miles from . -Eaitbourne. It Is believed that Bhe has .teen attacked by a German submarine. r -Great quantities of steam are rising ' from her. A lifeboat has aone to her as- ; ,, slatance from Eastbourne. ,. Eastbourne Is a famous watering place in the County of Sussex. It Is on the Concluded on Paso Four THE WEATHER Pretty nice weather for a holiday, wasn't U? And, further than that, It was rather convenient to have a day off fall on Mon day. The best Is yet to come, Decoration Day and the Fourth of July both arrive on Sunday, which brings the celebration on Monday. Not so bad, eh7 That means two and a half consecutive days for the holiday on thpse occasions. It would not be a bad Idea, we have always thought, for the powers-that-ba simply to do away With movable feasts as far as days of the week, are concerned, and decree that our big holidays should all be celebrated, on the nearest Monday to the accurate date. It would not be as pleasant from the sentimental point of view, but the ban who genuinely appreciates a day off Cares Uttln nhftllf fcnntlmAnt TTnwmv.. MSam jlfcLOlJDV p- i'd better wake up. But you can't blame I) J Whv ntinlitriri'f warm im !( tti. Hther does? FORECAST ivy EVi,. w.tij.ti.s j .t-iit.. , lnstt tied, with probably rain tonight vTind Wednesday; eUghtly warmer to- tWW; fresh southerly winds, l or details, see vane S. J Observations at Philadelphia gSSSJU-::::::::::::::;":::::::::::89-!? HWmum tnrraturt ..,.....,.,, sa teun temnerature , "., B? Almanac of the Day B S5S ViS." V.'u S: P "? F ll.. M.a . . r'HrJT- "wt,"" .M t. in. " tomorrow , . , UUTa-m, Lamps to Be Lighted AN and other vehlolee SlSSp.m. The"fdes Bfah .. POBT RICHMOND. Paa "vtter .. .. , .- ;iBn.in. Ur tomorrow ........:.: 4:la.S A water tomorrow S.JaalKl L" ..IJN? fretst tArtVl1dw",,, jlft - S "www wworrow". '.'...: .": tiiis: . UmOiX lifiAND. Wuw &:82n.ra, " vatetr toBMnnw iSa.m. Uw, -W4KWATg. isstei. , . .. b-.iHv.ni. HflWi!i8 ;.8. WOMEN HOLD BALANCE OF POWER IN CHICAGO POLL Lnrgo Vote at Primary Four Candi dates for Mayoralty Hopeful. CHICAGO, Feb. 23.-A heavy vote was being cast early today In the ftldermanto primary, long lines of men and women being at the polls before tho opehlng de spite a light rain. Women vied with men for positions In the line. Tho women were conceded to hold tho balance of power In the elec tion, thero being 218,712 women registered to 417.189 men. . State's Attorney Hoyne's men this morning arrested 15 men on charges of In timidation nnd alleged fraud. Special po llco reserves to tho number of 200 wero held In readiness to bo rushed to booths whero Intimidation of voters was ex pected. ' Each of tho four leading candidates for Mayor was confident of tho nomination. Mayor Carter II. Harrison, candidate fot n sixth term, predicted victory by 3o,000 to 45,000. Itobert M, Swcltzer, Itoger Sul livan's candidate for tho Democratic nom ination against Harrison, saw himself named 'by 80,000. Judgo Harry Olson and William Halo Thompson, rivals for the Kepubllcan nomination, predicted victory by 60,000 and 40,000 votes respectively. LAUGHING BEAUTIES GAIN RAPID TRANSIT RECRUITS "Dancing Around" Girls Wngo Win ning Campaign With Buttons. Two carloads of laughing beauties, framed In fluffy gowns, furbelows and emltes, descended upon the shopping dis trict this afternoon and stopped traffic In all directions. They were tho pick of tho "Dancing Around" company's chorus and carried thousands of transit buttons which' they pinned on tho coats of every ono w'h.rV passed wherever they happened to stop.". Starting from the Lyric Theatre, where tho show Is now playing, the girls drove their two autos to Ledger Central at Broad and Chestnut streets and tagged every one who got within arm's length. When business men and youths out for lunch saw who was doing the tagging thero was a general centre rush for but tons. "You must keep It on till you havo rapid transit," said one violet-eyed girl, as sho pinned a button on tho. lnpel of a gray haired business man. "I'll do It for your sake," said tho man. Down Chestnut' street the girls wero whisked, and they showered everybody with buttons enroute. Then they sped to Mnrket street, and stopping outside Lit Brothers' store, won many hundred more transit supporters with a button and n unvllfl. In a few minutes they wore the centre of attraction, and when Policeman Hnllenbeck went to lertfitei tho troubfo tho beniity blockade taggedKJm several times. The girls then daslrbd out Market! street, and everywhere they stopped they added hundreds to tho cause of rapid transit. GIRL IS PRISONER IN ' TABERNACLE, CHARGE Detainer Said to Be Members of Pasfor -Russell's Party in Brooklyn. Ruth Galbratth, tho 17-year-old daugh ter of Mrs. Elizabeth Galbralth, formerly of this city, but now residing in Atlantic City, Is being detained against her will In tho annex of Pastor RuusscU's taber nacle In Brooklyn, N. Y., according to Eugene Raymond, an attorney who has brought habeas, corpus procedlngs for tho possession of the girl before Judge Brown In tho Municipal Court. Miss Galbralth la the half sister of Mrs. Grace M. Hollister, wife of William J. Holllster, said to be one of the .Pastor Russell's press agents. In the writ, which calls for the surrender of the girl and Is returnable In two weeks, the name of Pastor Russell does not appear. Accord ing to the lawyer, however, Russell de nies all knowledge of the whereabouts of the missing young woman. The habeas corpus proceedings are the) outgrowth of efforts to locate the girl in January, 1913. At that time proceedings were brought In the Orphans' Court In this city, in which the Land Title and Trust Company was made guardian of tho girl's estate. The property was be queathed to her by her father, James F. Galbralth. who beforo his death was pro prietor of a stoneyard at, 2Sdand Market etreets. The Income frqm the estate la now (600 per year, but will be Increased to 1720 within the next three years. Several years ago. It Is declared, while on an errand to a grocery store, the girl picked up a tract written by Pastor Rus sell, who now Is said to be a millionaire, and carried it home. The article found Ita way Into the hands of her half-sister, who subsequently, against tha wlsh.es of her mother, became the bride of Holllster, Last spring the Holllsters went to At lantic City, where Ruth was. making her home with her mother,. According to AV torney Raymond. Pastor Russell opened a movlng-plcture place at the shore re sort, and the Holllsters asked Ruth to act In the capacity of usher. When the Holllsters left for Brooklyn. Mrs. Gal bralth declares, Ruth could not be located. , -.- A demand then was made on Pastor Jlusselt for the return of the girl, but he denied knowledge of her whereabouts. When the petition for the writ of habeas corpus la called for a hearing beforo Judge Brown on 3urJajr. an effort' -will be made to show that tho girl had been taken away from her homo unlawfully, and that.. having the custody of the girl, the HpllUtera are trying to get. possession of her estate. PENNSYLVANIA SHIPPERS WIN SUIT AGAINST II. R. Supreme Court Sustains Damage Verdict for Excessive Bate Charges. WASHINGTON, Fno, 2tHoldlng that a reparation order of the Interstate Com merce Commission la virtually conclu sive, evidence of the right ol " ag grieved shipper to recover In a ',: law. the United States ""If -Sw today decide against tha WlgliVW Railroad in proceedings l"u"htwi. Meeker & Co., coal shippers of the Wy oming Valley- field of Pennsylvanla. The company sued to tecoyer JWhft In damages, tho amount awarded by the commission In reparation for overcharges on coal shipments from the Wyoming Valley to New York. Jason Arrives Safe at Bristol WASHINGTON. Feb. H-Safev mvI of the United States collar JaKn-JlB Christina ihlp-t BrUtoi. Bnghtnd, y terday, after pawing through th war self rin tmtolnm Bwetjmf. w T Ti. ., k. TwuLH-imcnt this antr1 21f&4l V . .te. &r ?-, - BATTLED WITH Tho group above is tho fast Central High School basketball squad. Reading from left to right, those stand ing are B. Jobbin, W. Ward (captain), W. White. The players in the lowor row are A. Tarr, Coach Usalton, W. Butler, R. Fowler and E. Do Long. STATE'S FIRST VICTIM OF ELECTRIC CHAIR DIES AT DAYBREAK New Law of Common wealth Enforced With out the Slightest Mis- Ljchancexat? the Peniten tiary Near Belle.fonte. rnoi i. STAIT COBHSSPONDKNT. BELLEFONTE, Pa., Feb. 23.-John Talap died at gray dawn today In the new deathhouse of the Western Peni tentiary, a fow miles east of horc. He was Pennsylvania's flret victim of tho electric chair. Talap was In the chair exactly eight minutes before he was pro nounced dead., Tho execution was abso lutely devoid of any ghastliness and was a vindication of tho law substituting elec tricity for hanging. Talap was a Potts town man. He murdered his wlfo. The 23 men In the room hnd but a fleeting glimpse of Talap's faco as he was brought In between two guards. Then the heavy death mask was clamped over his face. One solemn feoture of the execution stood out above all others and held the attention of every witness. It was the figure of tho Greek Cuthollo priest, who. had spent the night In the cell with Talap. He knelt on a mat di rectly In front of the death chair. In his hand was a cruclnx and the priest's manual of prayer. The priest's face bore a look of glorious calm. Not the shadow of a tremor, not the least tightening of the muscles showed. He knelt motionless as a statue until the young-looking physician turned and saldi "Gentlemen: I pronounce this man dead." PHILADELPHIA! PULLS SWITCH. A Phlladelphlan pulled the switch that sent Talap to eternity. It la an unwritten law of executions that those who do the actual killing for Continued on race Two WILSON DEFENDS HIS CHOICE Considers Minority Members of Trade Board Republicans. .WASHINGTON., Feb,,.?3.-Informatlqn In regard to the dissatisfaction of SenaV tors with President Wilson's appoint ments to the Interstate Trade Commission has not reached the White House. President Wilson said today that he considered W, H. Parry, of Seattle, nnd George Rublee, of New Hampshire, to be Republicans and that he did not think tha Republican Senators had any cause for complaint against them on the ques tion of party regularity. REBELLIOUS PIUTES DISLODGED Indians, Driven From tCow Canon, Fortify New Stand. SALT LAKE CITY. Utah. Feb. 23. According to a dispatch received late to day the rebellious Pute Indians, who are Intrenched In C6w Canon, weer driven from that place and, with reinforcements, are fortifying themselves, against a set tlement known as Butler's Wash, which la eight miles west of Bluff- A strong posse la organizing In Bluff to advance on the Indian's position. HEAVVSTQpM IN WEST CHICAGO. "eb. 23. A severs sleet storm raged today In Iowa, Nebraska. Missouri and the Dakotas. following the rnlld. weather of the past week. Tho storm was moving eastward and will be followed by miwh lower tempera tures. Wlra service acros the storm area Is seriously crippled. Baby's Body Found in Creek The body of a new-born baby was found floating today lit Frankford Creek at Pratt street by two boys, who notl. fl4 the poU of tho Belgrade sad ClMfiU tst station. Tha body wa (jifctu to tt Mwgufc WEST PHILADELPHIA FIVE TODAY THE UPRIGHT MAN IS ONLY GOOD CITIZEN, SAYS BELLY SUNDAY Evangelist Praises John D. Rockefeller for "Not Forgetinjgv v G p,;.(l ,a.n id : JeslsQIlri'st1'-'',''w'" "No man Is a good citizen of Philadel phia or Boston unless ho Is upright and against evil. I don't give n rap how much money he haB or where he may live. I don't care whether ho lives In Over brook, on Chestnut street or at 8th and Vino streets, or on Beacon street or Commonwealth ,nvonue." That was the way "Billy" Sunday do flncd a good citizen In the tabernacle this afternoon when he preached one of his most stirring sermons. He urged all church members to live so closo to Jesus Christ that their lives might make the devil wince. At tho closo of his sermon 113 men and women "hit the sawdust trail." Whllo Bpeaklng of the need of living daily for Christ and of tho requisite of sincerity whether a man be rlch'or poor, "Billy" paid tribute to John D Rockefeller by saying : "God gets tho tag end of everything from a lot of you people. Yet you want the best. Well, you won't get it. Give God something worth while. I've had a lot of admiration for John D. because he's never forgotten God Almighty nnd tho Lord Jesus Christ, with all his business cares. He's always good four-square on thnt. . Don't you forget It It matters not what else you may say against him, ;you can't charge him with forgetting that. I don't owe him anything and don't expect to get anything. But I'll give any man his Just praise whenhe stands by the church nnd Jesus Christ." "That's tho trouble wltha lot of you people. After you've got a little money you lose your sense nnd your religion. PLEA FOR "CHRISTIAN HOME" A plea for the Christian home also was made. Sunday urged that men prove their Christianity so their wives' testi mony might get them Into heaven. "Some of you men want (o give your wife flowers while she's alive, Instead of Continued on Page Twr WOMAN LEAPS FROM WASHINGTON SHAFT Plunges 500 Feet to Death-r-Ill Health Cause of Sensational Suicide. WASHINGTON, Feb. 23.-Mrs. W, F. Cockrell, of Polray, Va., leaped' 00 feet down the' shaft of Washington Monument at 4 o'clock this , afternoon. MM. CockreH rode to within three land ings of the top of the monument and, stepping from th elevator, allowed It to pass ppward before she leaped down the shaft. She left a riots saying ill health was the cause of her act . Col. W. W. Hartz. superintendent of buildings and, grounds, who reached the monument a few mjnutes after t o'clock, closed the rrtaln doors at the ground and sent for tho coroner. The suicide was the first In the history of the Washington Monument. Tha note found on the woman's body was addressed to the woman'a husband and read In part: "Forgive roe, sweetheart This Is th nly way out.' Always remember that I believe you the dearest husband In the world. Fleas? byry' my body." VERDICT AGAINST CITY STANDS Supreme Court Upholds Finding in Favor of Welsbach. Company. The Unite States Supreme Court to day refused to review a verdict Of fOO0 obtained by the Welsbuso Street Light ing Company of Chisago in lower Federal court asaliwt tb etty of PhUa6lphl4 to UUgatlo growing n ot a lighting con tract reiraraisg wbtafc ihja wjas, a di. cuta. JACK JOHNSON BALKS AT JUAREZ TRIP; MAY BECOME REAL CUBAN Demands Carranza Protec tion, But Will Scarcely ; Get, It years ,- U. S. "-White Slavery' Charges MayvLand Him in Jail. HAVANA, Feb. 23. Jack Johnson, heavyweight champion of tho world, de cided definitely not to go to Mexico unless General Carranza and tho other leaders assured him full protection. This de cision removes any possibility of his fighting Jess Wlllard at Juarez. The negro fighter Is determined to keep out of the clutches ot American authori ties, and he said today that he would becomo a Cuban citizen If possible. He will visit the ofllce of tho Secretary of State tomorrow to learn what Bteps will bo necessary to attain this end. EL PASO, Texas, Feb. St. Despite the statements of Jack Curley, promoter, and those Interested with him, that the flght surely will take place, there Is a growing conviction that the championship battle between Jack Johnwn nnd Jess Wlllard will not be fought at Juarez. The reason Is; Jack Johnson Is afraid to go to Mexico. He does not want to be' returned to the United States to answer the white slavery and fugltlve-from-Jus-tlce charges holding over him. He be lieves he will be convicted again and face a term In prison. This would eliminate htm from the pugllisUo map whether champion or not. The fact that Johnson hinted that Ha vana would be a good place for tho title bout to be decided bears out this conten tion. The big black knows he Is safe In Cuba and he knows he may not be so In Mexico, especially In Juarez with only a bridge separating htm from that coun try and the United States. The announcement by Curley that the fight may- have to be postponed Is taken by those on the outside to mean that the promoter Is rather dubious about pulling off the big go. He Insists that If the flght Is postponed It will be for only, a week or so. El Paso wants the flght. The people here want to see n bout for the world's title. But how can they see one If the champion will not be here to step Into the ring? And between the lines In Johnson's dispatches to Curley can be seen the fact that the "big smoke" Is afraid to place his liberty In Jeopardy, PENN RELAY TO C03IPETE IN THREE-CQItNEKED RACE Quaker Team Will Itace New York and Boston Runners. University of Pennsylvania's famous one-mile relay team haa been selected to represent Philadelphia In a three-cornered Intercity relay race, to be staged at .Newark; on Saturday night. They will compete against New York and Boston. This Is the first time that the three ctles have ever been brought together In such a contest. The Philadelphia quartet will consist of J. E. Meredith, Intercollegiate 440 yards champion and world's record holder (or the 800-mtjters and half-mile; Captain Donald F. Llpplncott, joint holder of the world's record for 220 yards; Frank Kauf man and Joe Lock wood. These men can average close to 60 seconds each on an in door track, and If tha Phltadelphtans don't win they will make the victors cre ate a new rocord. The Boston and New York teams will lllewlse represent the best quarter mllers of those two cities. The Boston team Is the one the local men fear most. Twice Boaon and New York have met at this distance and both times tho New Eng enders won. For tho most part the Boston team will be composed pf men from the Boston A. A-. the star of whose team U Tom Hal pin, with a record of 43 seconds for the quarter mile. Halpln and Mtredlth have had. a good many thrilling races, hut Meredith haa always been ! to. take the measure of tho BostonlaR. All of the Quaker runner are training hard for thl event and. are In good chspf. Captain Llpplncott. who ran his jlrst mcu jMt week tins hi Injury of nsarlyi a ytar ago who hs pulled ten doa, wm wpleiy rseovfjeo. TODAY'S BASKETBALL RESULTS Central High School 17 8 25 West Philadelphia High School. . . 14 ip 24 Central High School, 2d 4 10 - 14 West Phila. High, 2d '16 5 21 Swarthmorc Preps 10 13 ' 23 Chestnut Hill Academy 9 12 , - 21 De Lanccy School 20 17 .i 37 Wilmington Friends' School. 17 io ', 27 DUAL TRACK MEET RESULT Episcopal Academy 21 Central High School 51 'JOKER' TRANSIT ORDINANCE IS FATALLY DEFECTIVE, JOHN G. JOHNSON'S OPINION DAY'S DEVELOPMENTS IN RAPID TRANSIT FIGHT John G. Johnson gives opinion that Finance Committee's trick ordinance is legally and "fatally defective. Two reasons arc given for this opinion. The first is that the ordinance improperly signifies indebtedness of city should be increased to des ignated sum, "based on assessed valuation of taxable personal prop erty." The second is that the course of constructioii is specifically limited and does not include delivery loop. Citizens mobilize in all sections of city to continue fight for Taylor plan or none. Seven clear-cut questions are to be put to Councilmcn and the atti tude of every one of the people's representatives is to be placed on public record. Committee of Ono Thousand meets to perfect arrangements for great mass-meeting at Academy of Music tomorrow night. Address by Director Taylor at the Chamber of Commerce, when assistance of commercial bodies is pledged. Dig mass-meeting in Town Hall, Gcrmantown, tonight, which will . be attended by representatives of ' every business and fraternal or ganization in that section. . GIRL'S ELOPEMENT, PLAN SPOILED BY UPSETTING A CHAIR Noise Arouses Family and She Is Caught at Door With Bag Containing $700 While Chugging Auto Waits at Corner. A chair upset by 17-year-old Hose Sllver Bteln as ahe Btolo through ber home. 7116 Germantown, avenue, gathering money and Jewels, early tlila morning, arouse! J. B. SUversteln, her father, and pre vented an elopement. "When SUversteln and his son, Jacob, went out to Investigate they found a taxi cab chugging at the corner nnd later came upon Benjamin Leavens, of Hi North 8th street. Leavana was arrested. Miss SUversteln had obtained TOO In cash and Jewelry valued at 20 when she was Interrupted, according to tho police. SUversteln found her at the frpflf, door with a bag packed with money and cloth ing In her hand. Policeman Ballentlne appeared and searched for the occupant of the cab. II. B. Hughes, the chauffeur, said he had been given J5 to meet a man at the corner. Just then a figure appeared near the SUversteln home and the men gave chase. After n block they caught Leavana, who refused to say what ho wanted. Before Magistrate Fennock, at the Ger m'antown station, he was still reticent. SUversteln Identified lilm as a man who had called at his home two weeks ago, saying he was Robert Lee. and profess ing admiration for Miss SUversteln. His daughter had tried to run away three months ago, ha said. Leavana was held under J 100 ball and taken to City Hall for further examination. EVELYN SUNK BY MINE, U. S. AMBASSADOR REPORTS Official Message Silent on Nationality of Explosive. WASHINGTON. Feb. 23. Ambassador Gerard at Berlin today cabled the State Department that a mine caused tha de struction of the Evelyn. This first official word that a mine sunk the Evelyn waa based upon a report submitted by tho American consular agent, Joseph Buck, at Bremerhaven. The Ambassador said that his latest advices were that the captain , and 23 members of the crow were Baved. Tha disaster took place at a point between Borkum Island and Norderay. Tha dis patch made no mention of the nationality of the mine. Boy Overwhelmed by Sand v Burled under two tons of sand when the bottom dropped from the wagon on which he was stealing a ride, near SSth and Jackson, ifrecU. George Boiler, it year old S33,antrell street, was internally In jured n4 nearly suffocated before hs could be dugr out He la In St, Agnes' tlospltat Man FalU Dead in Saloon An unidentified rn, well drs4 a4 weighing about ISO pounds, dropped dead thla afternoon la tho b;Uwx of V, S, Gonatwr, Utfc and pudtoy Ktpm. ' wtira no jpe or Ur tai a &-Cii-t sir,;;, hU IcUiiUty. Lawyer Finds Con-nelly-Seger Measure Illegally Framed for Two Reasons. Declares the Phrase, "Baaed on Assessed Valuation of Tax able Personal Property," In validates the "Fake'' Substi tute for Taylor Taxing Plan. Omission of Provision Jfpr Subway Loop Under Arch, Eighth and Lo cust 'Streets Another Legal Flaw in Opposition's Proposal, Ho De clares. PLAOEB TO OJST TWJtETB FOR TRANSIT 3IA8BWEETINQ Tickets for tomorrow nloht's maas-mcctlnp of citizens, called to flght tho Connelly transit ordinance, now before Councils, can bo obtained at the publication oglcc of tho Eve ning Ledger, 6th and Chestnut streets; at Ledger 'Central and also from members of the Committee of One Thousand. . John G. Johnson thjs of ternoonVgayti. Director" "Taylor nn opinion declaring thnt the Conneily-8eger-fcoseilti-irlc8 ranalt ordinance' which 'waa FOR THEN reporieu out oj , vuvlu;" Finance Commlttqfl last wceic was legally and fatally defec tive. ' : Mr. Johnson's opinion. Is based on two 'defect's In tha obstructionists' ordinance. First,, the pro vision for raising tho city's Indebtedness to a certain sum "based on 'the assessed valuation of taxable personal property in said city" Mr. Johnson said, he was In clined to consider "fatally defective'; second, the omission of provision fbr the subway loop under Arch. Sth nnd Locust streets ho declared to be Illegal. Mr. Johnson upheld the legality ot tho two ordinances drafted by Director Tag lor providing for a $30,000,000 loan nnd, a Bpeclal election which were first Intro duced Into Councils. The news of the Johnson opinion spread with great rapidity and there was gen eral rejoicing among civic, fraternal' and labor organizations and corresponding" de pression among the member's of that small group of politicians and Councllmen who have attempted to' obstruct, the-Taylor plans. This latter attitude waa well reflected by John P. Connelly, chairman' of Councils' Finance Committee, and ona of the spon sors of the trick ordinance. Told by the Eveninci Lcnann of the Johnson, opinion, Connelly replied: "I have nothing- to say. I havo no com ment to make." "Tho two ordinances which you havo drafted are thoroughly well dratted to accomplish the Intended purpose whether the amount to be expended be ?30.0O0.OW or 100,003,000," said Mr, Johnson In his opinion. TAYLOIt'S VIEWS IJPHELD, Mr. Johnson's opinion was the result of a letter sent him on February 10 by Director Taylor asking his opinion relft ttve to the' legal status of two ordinances' marked A .1 , and A S. The first refer to the desire of the corporate authorities of the city to Increase the Indebtedness of Philadelphia In the sum of I30.CO0.000, and the second authorizes and provides for tho submitting- to the electors of the question of Increasing the Indebtedness to the same amount In the letter Director Taylor pointed out that It was agreed that the sum of ,$ 000 should be reduced to 3,O0Q,CW, hut that the Finance Committee, Instead of rejsort lng the ordlnanco out In the. form sub mitted, reported ono ordinance out which signifies the desire of the 'corporate au thorltles that the Indebtedness, of th city shall be Increased In the sum of $I,00(U based on the assessed valuation, of .Uur. able personal property. Tha Director asked it it waa not a fact that tha in crease in the Indebtedness should bn bas4 upon the assessed valuation of taxable -property. lla also asaea imomiauon as to tno effect of passing- tha ordinance providing that the increase In the tndebtedseM Concluded on I'aie Tfarc 'J?he Kensjngtonlan Says: A big Kver- and onion, dinner wClf 1 given in honor of 1h ats rianJt members of the Datsp Coutm QhA Of Ote,mentont 2?. J. Tho iaewiwi- sr fakpv Fitrpdtrtc. Jofcnny UIte, Wnm tag, Eddiet fyafter ? Manah, ttf llugkey Belh rosy Aim yorara fcCST-Lar la''"" is Hair. Mtsrtif :iu in y.ro,ss4, 3&01 "nf rrafcpk ss4 rt im aMsawff.tsfMMto- iura io A nigMWi ait. tlatJi T-Jk GilESB PLAr7 JJWB.