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WATCH THE CROWDS,
AS WflS COP EXPLAINS,
TO FORETELL STORMS
"When Homegoers Rush
Ahead of Speeding Jit
neys, Drop Parcels and
Act Like Scattered Geese,
There's a Reason.
Weather prophecies obtnlnod with tho
v Mid of rnfastard plasters, gooso bones and
other Jiomo-tnada contraptions, while re-
; ffnrded as ancient and honorablo means
of forecasting tho weather, must yield to
a now method which has Just conio to
light The latest thins Is to foretell tho
weather by the passing crowds.
Reserve Policeman Chris Thompson,
stationed near tho Postofllco on Markot
street, has the system worked out to per
fection, lie says that his prophecies
haven't failed onco
"Tts," ho snld whllo regulating tho
traffic at his corner a few dnys nco, "I
ran costly tell what tho weather Is going
to bo. It is a cinch. All I havo to do Is
to talco a good squint nt tho crowds, and
I havo tho secret wltnout the aid of any
delicate weather machinery." (Two blnsts
of his shrill whlstlo and the traffic moved
cast nnd west). Aside "No, lady, this Is
9th street, tho Park Is at 29th nnd Spring
Oardon, take routo 0 on Arch street, ono
block up Hey you, In tho dollar and n
quarter automobile, get back 10 feet from
tho crossing What theso Jitney drivers
don't know about traffic rules Is a won
der." WATCHES HOME-GOERS.
Resuming his conversation, ho said: "In
tho morning when tho crowds nre start
ing their day's shopping, JUst an you see
now, everything is running as smoothly
as clockwork. Whon the day Is nearly
MP and every ono Is hustling home, every
thing moves with tho samo regularity, If
that's tho point If It Is not going to
rain. There U the key to the wholo situa
tion. "When we're going to get It, oven If
the storm Is hours off, I can always tell
by the way tho crowd, especially tho
' women, act." (Hero he broke off to ox
tract a bewildored woman from a mazo
of street cars, Jitneys and wagons.)
"Seo that?" ho snorted on his return.
"It's suro going to rain. I never saw
such a dumb trick. Did you see the way
she got balled up? Walked right Into It,
'after I had told her to stop. If she had
been hit I'd been responsible. She wasn't,
so she thinks nothing of It. That's what
I get all day long. Trouble Is, they look
at the motormen, and not at me. Oh,
' you have to watch 'em. Wall a minute
here comes another, footing It full tilt
for tho street, not looking where sho's
going. It's going to rain, all right."
"LIKE HEADLESS CHICKENS."
When he camo back from his second
rescue, and after having "bawled out" a
' couple of drivers, ho resumed:
"Whenever I seo the women rushing
around helter-skelter In tho heat of tho
afternoon, I know It's going to rain be
fore morning. Whenever they rush
around like chickens without heads, I al
ways phono for my rubber coat. An In
variable sign of rain Is when the women
run to the end of the big green cars and
fuss around the rear door, or try to climb
Into the exit at the front of tho yollow
cars, all tho whllo nagging and fussing
with the conductors. The approaching
rain seems to mako them peevish and ill
tempered. Whenever thtsy drop their bun
dles right and left and then drop moro
While trying to plclc up the first ones,
It's a safe bet It's going to let out. When
they get so helpless, and don't know what
to do, or get needlessly mixed up In tho
traffic, as you Just saw, grab somebody's
umbrella and beat It for home. It's In
evitable. "I don't know what It Is that makes
them act that way. They seem to smell
the rain In the air, for suddenly they
are transformed from a quietly moving,
machine-like body Into a running, fuss
ing, bewildered, eeml-hysterlcal bunch of
females. And that Is a sign that has
never failed to forecast rain "
At this point the traffic was again con
gested and when It was finally straight
ened out with the help of a mounted cop,
a woman was found to be In tho mtddlo
of the mlx-up, badly frightened and
thankful for her narrow escape.
"See," yelled Thompson, mopping tho
sweat from his brow, "It's going to rain."
T3ven then the clouds were gathering and
before the reporter had reached his nflles
, it was pouring.
NEW CLUB DECIDES TO ENJOY
CIGARETTES WITHOUT SMOKING
sNot a Riddle Read the Rules
of Pleasures of Tobacco, Candy and Coffee
Pome From, Their "Accessories."
Statistics, unfortunately, are not ap
plicable to Inexact sciences; but the pro-
moters-of a. now organization In this city,
as yet in a. nascent condition, used the
', expression "99 per cent." freely today in
'i analyzing a relation of Ideas that la dim-
i cult to trrasp quantitatively.
An unllghted cigarette mu poued so
1 naturally between tho Index and middle
fingers of ona of the propoundera that the
reporter got one out himself and started
to light It
"Stop & moment,' said the person Inter
viewed, leaning forward and blowing out
tho -match flame, "and oonstder.
''I havo held this cigarette between my
"ringers for probably 15 minutes. In that
time I havo probably enjoyed so per cent,
of tl wholo pleasure of one cigarette.
No, only partly anticipation," ba cor
rected the obvious suggestion.
"First, thero was tho pleasure you
yourself havo Just enjoyed, that of experiencing-
a long train of pleasurable
, associations In seeing ,ma hold my
srette. and In diving Into your pocket
to eet out one for yourself. Think of
Kthe many times you have sat In the
'. tneatre ana nave naa to war.cn mo actor,
i sitting on a table's edge, leisurely produce
rs. cola cigarette box from w pocKet,
HKonchaJantlr select a cigarette, light It,
JpiiK at Jt, wullo alt tho time you sat
there, bound hand and foot, unable even
R. to play Tvtth tha cigarettes right there In
fyour pocxett van you imagine worse
tyranyT But here. In my room, you have
tne priceless liberty of proaucing a weed
He took a matchbox from bis pocket
with evident enjoyment.
"Th fingers havo sensations of their
awn, They are not mere means to an.
. sea. They snouia os trainea to renin
Ho struck a match and held It up wjtb
H 'JW gesture so me actor employs
tantalize his victims.
.' "As for lighting it. I happen to have
r a small air-pump for certain cnenu-
(Sd laboratory uses. You see this hole
T5t set play ok tue matcn lert to Durn
long, fergotten. naa occurred, uui it
Kf me the fun of lighting another
he observed quickly.
, placing the cigarette In the hole,
F sjft, om erka Uw pump, so, and see, the
l4re(te 1 lltr-
trite i-tporur'a olrzarttt was &Uo
4EACIiES" LOSES HARD FIGHT
Vanquished by Three Men In Vntlnnt
Resistance to Robbers.
The fruits of battle are often sad, which
can be proved by "Peaches" tho huckster,
who received two black eyes and lost six
front teeth while protecting a dozen
apples. It appears that tho apples looked
especially nttractlvo to James Oormley,
of 161 West Thompson street, and ho
told "Peaches," whoso correct name Is
Bernard Itogh, to hand them over,
liut "Peaches" refused. Oormley and
two pals, he snld, then pounced upon him
and a quadrnngulnr battle ensued,
"Peaches" nnn kicked and punched un
mercifully, and when the smoka of battle
elenred ho was sitting on the sidewalk
while tho street was revolving rapidly.
Oormley was arrested and taken to tho
Front and Master streets police station,
"You're what they call hard guys," said
Magistrate Scott, "yet It took threo of
you to whip ono man. I'll hold you for
WOMEN FAVOR SILENT
New Jersey Federation Prom
ises Also to Make War for
Higher Wage Scale.
ATLANTIC CITY, May 7.-Support for
locnl option, warfare against tho mini
mum wage for tho sex, warning agnlnst
women going to tho Panama Exposition
In San Francisco and early lilntfl of a
stormy session with tho resolutions on
woman suffrage to bo Introduced at tho
closing mooting, wero offered nt today's
sessions of the New Jersey Federation of
Women's Cluba, representing 133 organi
zations of tho State, or 17.E0O members.
Tho 900 delegates offered unanimous
support In tho present "dry" movement,
furthering tho waging of a "Bllent" cam
paign rather than tho spectacular method.
Committees have taken tho matter up
with State legislators and somo encour
ngemont wns offered, but chnlrmen ro
rorted that tho liquor Interests of the
northern occtlon wore too strong to bo
overthrown In a clay, and the battle must
bo wagered for years beforo tho much
coveted goal could bo reached.
Manufacturers and business pcoplo em
ploying women and girls at ridiculously
low wages may face boycott from tho
femlnlno customers ns tho outcome of tho
resolutions offered here.
"If tho employer sees our work as
efficient as that of men, why should we
not get the samo salaries?" arfkod tho
speaker. "Tho convention should bo
called up to do something and drastic
action Is necessary to force living wages."
Tho warning was sounded against
women nttendlng tho Panama Exposition
In San Franslco in search of work. Com
mittees read that at prosent thero wero
2000 unemployed stenographers at tho
Coast and hundreds In other fields.
Mrs. CharleB W. Stockton, of Hldge
wood, In a paper on sociology, urged tho
brightening of tho almshouses to prevent
Indications this nftornoon foreshadow an
actual split in ranks on tho suffrage
question, and conservatives on both sides
aro canvassing overtime to avoid tho
Tho first Inkling of tho prospective trou
ble came this morning, when a resolution
for the support of suffrage was pluced
before the onf urging neutrality. It nenrly
caused a stampede, and In tho excitement
both wero voted deferred until tomorrow
nt the closing session.
Dr. Mary Husscy, of East Orange, leads
the suffragists. Mrs. Henry Holllstcr
Dawson, of Nowark, Is the "antl" mili
MAN ROBBED ON CAR
Victim Succeeds in Having One Sus
.Tames Hessian, of 5321 Race street, an
official of tho Homo Life Insuranco Com
pany, was robbed of his pockctbook con
taining $30 In cash and valuable papers
in a COth street trolley car last night.
Two men stood besldo Hessian on tho car
and Jostled him. When he alighted at
Markot street he found his pockutbook
gone. Beforo tho men could get away ho
had one of thorn arrested. The prisoner
described himself as Abo Oilman, of 1500
South 6th streot. Magistrate Harris, at
the 32d street and Woodland nvenuo sta
tion, today held him under $500 ball for a
further hearing on Sunday. The monoy
and papers wero not found on Oilman,
and the police aro looking for his com
panion. Theory Is That "99 Per Cent:
Btarted, and both smoldered as If started
In the usual way,
"By this time, about 85 per cent, of a
cigarette's capacity for giving enjoyment
has probably been revealed to us. The
mere question of the actual taste of
the smoke 1b negligible. The odor, as
every one knows, Is infinitely more de
lectable than the taste. And as taste and
sense of odor are closely allied, why not
put the emphasis on odor?"
Dusk and the placid and meditative
mood of falling shadows and satisfying
glooms silenced the talk of the two
friends. The cigarettes' smouldering
gleams two ruddy, Aimed, points sent
two thin streamers of smoke tapering to
arbitrary wavy lines where subtle air
currents seized the unexpected boon of
finding a medium for self-expression. A
snatch of a Symons lyric
The light of our cigarettes
Game and went in the gloom
Jt was dark in the little room
was taken up and dropped.
"Hut it's really that way In every
thing," one of them remarked. "It's not
ths vlco that gives pleasure; It's only
the accessories and suggestions that ac
company the vices that give them
fictitious value. Take olives and blue
points, and candles and favors, and salad
and deraltasse not enough in the whole
series to be a real mouthful, yet they
are the harmless relics of the Roman
gluttony we have civilized ourselves out
of. We are pretending to enjoy those dis
gusting pagan feasts without eating any
thing but make-believe extra courses."
The cigarettes droned on not audibly,
yet a sort of drone. Burning themselves
out, eating their own hearts out, yet
unpuffed by lips, unconsumed by human
agency. Unless, Indeed, they were right
who talked of a personal being who went
about to do the mischievous work that
Idle hands were too Idle, Indeed, to do
for themselves, and who sometimes may
assume human attributes. At any rate,
Jf ho was present, consuming the tobacco,
neither was conscious of his malign
presence. And certainly fnlly 69 per
pent, of the pleasure was enjoyed from
the presence of the tangible evidences of
the vice of smoking, with what we know.
in a material way of thinking, as "amok-
lt.ir" rtnvlncr vrtt nimirrMf " t
Time for dinner and the reporter rose
"You people aro a club, aren't your"
he said, as he pulled on his coat.
"If you write it that way," the other
observed, "don't say we have long hair
and try to be Bohemians; for we don't,"
The Portable Householder
By Samuel Scoville, Jr.
On tho morning of April 23 I was out
In tho woods beforo breakfast watching
a pair of whttc-brensted nuthatches In
their nest In a hole In n tulip tree. Sud
denly I heard a rustle nt my feet, and
looking down I saw Mr. Box Turtle, tho
original inventor of tho portablo house.
Ho had Just corno up from his long win
ter sleep 16 Inches underground, for tho
clay was still slicking to his bIicII, which
was thick and carved and covered with
bright yellow mnrks, somo of them like
tho letter "E". At tho upper end of
his plastron, as tho lower shell Is named,
was a flat piece of bone fastened by
a hlngo of muscle. He could draw his
hentl and front feet InRldc of this, shut
down tho ltd nnd ho safo from any ordi
nary attack This one wns Mr. because
ho had red nyes Mrs. T.'s eyes aro
usually yellow. This turtle Is fond of
berries nnd tender shoots nnd lettuce nnd
celery nnd will nlwnys ent enrth worms,
In the blackberry season you will some
times find Its head nnd front feet stained
with lierrv Juice. The box turtle mnkos
a good pet. It never bites nnd nftel It
becomes tamo does not oven tako tho
trouble to clnso Its lid. In fact, If It Is
well fed It becomes so fnt that It can't.
Tho box turtle Is hnlf wny between tho
turtle nnd tho tortoise. It lives on land,
llko n 'tortoise, nnd Is scared nearly to
dentil If It fnlls Into the wafer nnd scrab
bles along on the top llko a flontlng buoy.
Yot on Its h'nrt feet It has trncc- of tho
wohs which distinguish n turtle from n
tortoise nnd Is ranked with tho turtles.
Tho tortolso fnmllv, perhaps, begins to
branch off from tho turtles, when cer
tnln turtlei llko Muhlenberg's turtle,
which has a btnckflsli shelt nnd a bright
orango patch on ench ride of Its head,
learned to cat nut of water. Its mucin,
iho spotted turtle, whlrh enn bo told by
Its yellow-spotted shell, enn't do tlili
Then romen tho wood-turtle, which not
only can ent out of water, but has lenrncd
to wnnnor nrounrt In tno woods looKing
for ben-let nnd Inserts, thouch it It
perfectly nt homo In tho wnter. Tho
wood-turtlo haH a ridged shell and
brick-rod legs and neck. Bevond tho
box-turtlo comes tho truo tortoltfo which
ranges from our gopher lortolpo, which
digs so many burrows In tho Southern
States, up to tho giant tortoise of tho
Onlnpnuos Islnnds. Ono of these In tho
Now York Zooloclcnl Park wclghH 310
pounds. Is four fcot long nnd over 400
Ono day In New Jersey I hnd been off
ran lea hunting nnd had cnunht a king
(make, or "wamper," about five feet long.
On my wny to tho train I met nn old
negro who wns horr'flcd to seo mo carry
ing tho snnko nnd begged mo to throw
It away, telling mo that It wns "deadly
p'lson." Wo got to talking snakes, nnd
he told' mo of ono monstrous ono whoso
track ho had often found In the long
grass on his father's farm when a boy.
It wnB eo big nnd heavy that It pressed
tho grass down Into a hnrd, round pnth.
Ho hnd nover. however, seen tho snnko
Itself. The next week while hunting for
a meadow lark's nest In a field of long
grass I found Just such a path ns ho
described. I followed It to tho end and
found thero feeding nwny on the grnsn
the terrible snnkc. It wns a box-turtle.
When I was a boy wo used to cut tho
Initials "G. W.. 1770." on every box
turtlo we found, so If nny boy finds a
turtle with theso Initials, ho must not
decide too hurriedly thnt ho has dis
covered the pet turtle of tho Father of
Owens to Tench Avintion
Senior Patrol Lender J. R. Owens, of
Troop C7 (Scoutmaster MacDonald), sec
retary of tho Phlladelpliln Model Aero
Association, will meet nil scouts who
wish to tnkc up work In olementnry avia
tion nt headquarters Saturdays, May 8,
IB, 22 nnd 2D nnd Juno 5, nt 8 p. m. Tho
course Is designed to acquaint scouts
with requirements necessary to pass tho
aviation merit bndgo test. Owens, who
will be nsslstcd by other officials of tho
nssoclntlon, is tho Philadelphia merit
bndgo oxamlner on aviation, and will con
duct tests nt tho meetings.
Troop 12 (Scoutmnster Ungcrlicder)
An Interpntrol contest, to which all
troops nro Invited, will bo held nt tho
troop's headquarters, Front and Chest
nut strcetB, tomorrow afternoon nt 2
o'clock. At the last meeting a letter
from Commissioner Merrill, expressing his
regret at not being nblo to attend, wns
Troop 22 (Commissioner Merrill)
The troop will go on a boatrldo to Wil
mington tomorrow. Wlllinm S. Kay has
boen transferred from Troop 90 (Scout
master Hitchcock). Hnrry Huffcr passed
his first-class Blgnallng and first-aid tests.
Troop 1 (Scoutmnster Kern)
The senior scouts, under Scoutmaster
Lodge, are rehearsing for a vautlevlllo
and minstrel show to be given at Konder
ton Hall, 17th street above Tioga Thurs
day, May 13, and Friday, May 14.
Troop 82 (Scoutmnster Torrcns)
Troop S2 has reorganized with 12 mem
bersJohn W. Horton, Frank G. Horton,
II. Wesley Calms, William B. Cairns,
Horace Y. Smith, John II. Smith, Clifford
MacMullen, Cephas Hann, Waylnn E.
Harm, Chnrles Schmnlzereld, Hnrry C.
Weber and Henry Batch. The troop com
mittee Is composed of the Rev. Edward
S. Bowman, D. F. Hickman, P. E. Shu
ler and J. W. Colquhoun. The troop
meets at tho Emmanuel Presbyterian
Commissioner Edson Ilere
Carroll A. Edson, of New York, who
was elected with Commissioners Oood
man and Merrill, began his new duties
at headquarters Wednesday.
Scout Employment Agency
Several scouts have registered with the
employment agency at headquarters for
positions and Inquiries are being re
ceived from Arms who need boys. The
number la Increasing dally and boys will
be placed In Jobs as quickly as the right
boy andi the right Job can be connected.
Swimming Testa Passed
Examiner Alfred G. Steer announced
that swimming merit badges were won
at the Central Y, 51. C. A, Tuesday night
by Scouts Townsend Young and William
Young, of Troop 39; Charles Williams.
Troop 17: Edward Evans, Troop 60, and
Michael Coplln, Troop 95.
Cooking Tests Tomorrow
Cooking tests for the South Philadel
phia district will be conducted by Com
missioner Edson and Scoutmasters Fried
man and Stein at Gloucester City, N. J
tomorrow afternoon. The candidates will
meet at the South street ferry at 2 p. m.
Merit Badge Distribution
Announcement was made at headquar
ters today that E. 13. Howard, the newly
eleoted chairman of the Court of Honor,
has called a meeting of that body for
Wednesday, May 12, at 8;15 p. m., at
headquarters. Scouts who have passed
merit badge tests since Field Day, In
October, 1914, aro requested to present
themselves before the Court of Honor In
full uniform at that time to receive their
Boy Scout Farm at Gwynedd
A probable new field in scout work has
been opened through the offer of George
I Bodlne, Jr., to the Philadelphia Boy
Scouts of the use of a portion of the Bo
dine farm at Owynedd, Montgomery Coun
ty, It is the purpose of headquarters to
TWO VIEWS OF BOX TURTLE
mako this farm ono of a chain of avnll
nhlo outlying camp sltos for week-end
camping trips, nature Btudy and tests.
Land sultnblo for cultivation will be
seeded. Tho tract on tho Uodlno farm
contains two patches of woods, nffordlng
opportunity for forestry and practical
camping, nnd thero aro sovoral fields
for gamos nnd study. Scout Executive
Cowing and picked first class scouts will
visit tho farm in n few weeks to plan
building shacks and Installing equipment
for tho farm experiment. A 6 ocnt faro
to Wheel Pump .and a 9-mllo hike, a 10
cent faro to Ambler and a 6-mllo hlko,
or a 20 cent fare and a half-mile hlko are
needed to reach tho farm.
Wnlcr Sports nt Treasure Island
Preparations for moro fun than over
on the water for tho scouts at the Trcas
uro Island summer camp (July G to Au
gust 1C) aro being made by the camp
stnff. Additional rowboats antl canoes
have been purchased, so that there will
bo at least six rowboats nnd eight ca
noes In uso. A new cnblo ferry connect
ing tho iBland and tho wcBt shore of
tho rlvor is being planned, and will bo
ready for uso when tho camp opens. This
improvement will bo welcome, for hereto
foro rowboats wero tho only means of
transporting scouts nnd equipment across
tho stream. Registration books aro open
nt headquarters and tho "early birds"
will get tho "worm" In registering for
tho weeks of their choice
The Rev. J. Paul Langhorno Is organiz
ing a new troop at tho South Broad
Street Baptist Church. Ho Is one of tho
mnnngers of tho Dally Vacation Blblo
Schools nnd was connected with scout
work In Ohio. A new troop Is being or
ganized at tho Fifth 'United Presbyterian
Church, 57th and Wyaluslng streets, with
Edwin Lambert as scoutmastor. Commis
sioner Goodman will organlzo a new troop
at tho Ebonezer Methodist Church, Gay
and Mansion streets. Mnnayunk. next
Friday, with Mllno Pester as scoutmas
ter. First Meeting of Troop 107
Commissioner Merrill conducted tho
first meeting of Troop 107 (Scoutmaster
W. C. Chadwlck) at tho Presbyterian
Orphannge. 3Stli stroet and Klngscsslng
avenue, Wednesday night. Eleven boys
Troop 9 (Scoutmaster Manton)
Meetings for tho summer will be held
at the parish house, 11th street and Sny
der avenue, beginning Wednesday eve
ning. Scouts Chcrnow, Caesar and
Schwnm likely will become first-class
scouts by passing tho cooking tests at
Gloucester City, N. J., tomorrow. David
Schwartz passod his 11-mllo hike test,
walking from Ogontz to Camp Morrcll.
Troop G4 (Scoutmaster Iioscnbnum)
An overnight hike to Crum Creek will
bo tnken Snturday, Assistant Scoutmas
ters Smith and Levy to leave In ndvance
of tho troop. Edward Moyed passed tho
Bwlmmlng merit badge test Tuesday.
Maxwell Fador and Senior Patrol Lender
Joseph Pelkin, of the Eagle patrol, rodo
on bicycles to Valley Forgo last Satur
day and camped overnight. The troop
will Boon hike there. The three-month
patrol contest has begun, tho prize be
ing a silver cup offered by Assistant
Scoutmaster Sacks. The Fox patrol, win
ner nt tho last Inspection, scored 57 points
out of a possible C4. Assistant Scoutmas
ter Dallas, of Troop 57, and Scribe Rich,
wero tho Judges.
Troop 94 Reorganizes
Harold Ernest Godwin has succeeded
Arthur J. Godwin as scoutmaster and
William Georgo Mclrs has been commis
sioned as assistant scoutmaster. Tho
troop has reorganized with Scouts E. O.
Ewald, S. S. Ayer. T. O. Connolly, F. B.
Sadller, J. A. Young, T. H. Leach, A.
Lcemlng, F. L. McClenahnn, O. I. John
son, M. Marugg. S. W. Wilson. M. Mof
fett, J. Russell Leland, Jerry Delsenroth,
Edwnrd Hopkln, Raymond Miller. Rad
cllffe Heberton, Joseph Chyezslty, William
Miller and George Sommers. John II.
Chapman, E. Dallett and Arthur J. God
win form tho troop committee. Head
quarters are at St Paul's Episcopal
Troop 141 Forms
Under Scoutmaster Milton L. Moose,
Troop 141 has been organized at the First
United Presbyterian Church. The troop
committee Includes H. M. Rahn, Clifford
P. Bell and Robert S. Shaw. The mem
bers are Edward Fullmer, Chandler B.
Stewart, Charles McDowell, Albert L.
SUpath, David II. Burn, Russell Coryell,
Warren Coryell. Mark Coffman, Cyrus
Home, Earle Home, John II. Saxton,
Elliott Curtlss, Jr., Donald Kyle. Charles
Urban. Harry Campbell, Huhn R. Moose,
John Mason and William Grace.
Troop 81 (Scoutmaster Hall)
Scouts "Monk" Shaw, Moyer, Williams
and Bumwood took part In the nag
raising parade of the Holmesburg base
ball team. Scout Dlbeler discovered a
fire last Friday night
' Troop 62 (Scoutmaster Burrlson)
The troop hiked to Its regular camp at
West Overbrook Sunday and defeated
Troop 101 (Scoutmaster Kraus) 13 to 6 in
a baseball game. Scout Bloomlngdale
passed most of his second class require
Troop 70 (Scoutmaster Roberts)
AH scouts will be welcome at a contest
between tho Panther patrol, the cup win
ners, and the Wolf patrol at Franklin and
Thompson streets tonight and May 14.
The patrol leaders and assistants will go
on an overnight hlko to Mount Royal,
N, J., tomorrow to select a camp. The
troop Is successfully carrying out the
Curtis Publishing Company's plan for
Commission for Troop 142
Troop 11J. of the Evangelical Lutheran
Church of the Resurrection, 62d and
Thompson streets, has been commissioned
under Bcoutmaster Eduard F. fFUcher,
with D. J Sultzbaco, John Clutcher and
Ik K. Lachman as Troop Committee. The
scouts aro W. A. Austin Snyder, William
L. C, Hey, William Dougherty. Edward
J. Becker, Charles H. Lentz, Walter P.
Wlegand, John F. Henry, Elmer C. An
derson and Fred Kohler.
New Colored Troop
Another colored troop, Troop 144, has
been organized at St. Thomas' Episcopal
Church under Scoutmaster Alex, p. 7.
FRIDAY, MAY 7,
Stephenson nnd Assistant Scoutmastern
William Underhlll nnd James M. Lewis.
Tho members are James Davis, Raymond
E. Martin, Charles P. McClaln, Perroso
Dlldy, Harold E. Marshall, Jessie Turner,
Theodore Miller, Park Harper, Oeorgo B.
Harmon, Walter Kelly, James Lylte,
Fred Adger, F. William Johnson and
Howard A. Cove. The Troop Committee
consists of Raymond Burr, Stanley C.
Gilbert nnd Dr. Henry L. Oowens, Jr.
Troop 143 Is Commissioned
Troop 143 has been formed nt St Luke's
Episcopal Church, Kensington, under
Scoutmnster Alvln Cummlng, with n
Troop Commlttco composed of the Rot.
Samuel B. Booth, William Roubottom
nnd Douglas Steele, The members nro
David Hamilton, Chnrles Jugel, Wl fred
riHtH.(t.. tr....... ir rinvln. Alfred Eschort.
Bruce Kussoton, Wlllinm Robertson,
Harry Orcer, Edward Fry, U. Brown,
Herbert Dager nnd Wlllinm Creswlck.
New Scoutmaster in Troop 43
Assistant Scoutmaster John R. Will
iams has succeeded tho Rev. Georgo B.
Burnwood, who resigned.
Troop 112 (Scoutmaster Rolston)
Earl Crago Wndo and Harold John
Owens havo been commissioned as as
R. M. Scliiclc n Scoutmaster
Rudolph M. Schlclc, of 203 Oak Lano
avenuo, Oak Lane, assistant curator of
the Commercial Museum, has been com
missioned a scoutmaster unasslgnod. Ho
will conduct bird and nnturo study.
New Officials in Troop 140
Frederick Weideman has been commis
sioned scoutmaster and W. J. Harrison,
Jr., assistant, of tho nowly formed Troop
Troop 39 (Scoutmaster MncGauhey)
Dr. Samuel P. Stout, of 4701 Chester
nvonue, has received his commission as
Troop 102 (Scoutmaster Murray)
Now members are Raymond Hausmann
and Charles Adams.
Troop 30 (Scoutmaster Fisher)
Ross M. Rath, Maurice H. Holmes and
Duncan Mnncill havo enrolled as mem
bers. Now Jersey Scouts
Camden scouts will hold their second!
annual parade and attend church services
In observance of Mother's Dny Sundny.
Meeting at tho Courthouse thoy will
parade to tho Kalghn-Avcnuc Methodist
Church. Each scout will wear a whlto
Patrol Leaders Fortlncr and Stono and
Assistant Patrol Leader Carlson, of Cam
den Troop 18, passed their tenderfoot
tests. New members ndmltted Monday
night aro William Sofleld and Fred Pcd-i
rick. Tho troop will hike to Delnlr to
morrow, when Scoutmnster Schubert and
Patrol Leader Stono will havo charge of!
second-claB8 signnllng nnd Assistant
Scoutmaster Locko nnd Patrol j-.cader
Fortlner of nrst-ald bandaging.
William Hough and Ernest Van Fosten,
of Gloucester Troop 3, passed their ten
derfoot tests. Nino new members wero
taken In. Tho troop hns a band of six
bugles and four drums.
Edward Smith, of West Colllngswood,
has been appointed an assistant scout
master of Colllngswood Troop 2 (Scout
master Robert Claypool). Several West
Colllngswood scouts havo Joined the troop,
'iho bneebnll team has defeated the Had
don Heights troop two gnmes, G-5 and
22-4. Tho line-up Is: A. Woodcock,
pitcher; Albert Claypool, catcher; Walter
Few, first base; Arthur Colllnga, Becond
baso; David Miller (captain), shortstop;
Rodman Collings. third base; Georgo Jag
gard, left field; Harold Anderson, centre
field, nnd John Ames, right field. Eugene
Illllmnn Is manager. Tho troop will hear
a special sermon by tho Rev. Frank An
derson nt tho First Baptist Church Sun
The regular monthly Investiture of ten-
'dorfoot ecouts was held at tho Central
Methodist Church, Atlantic City, this
weok. The Rev. Henry Merle Mellen gave
un address on "Tho Knights of Old."
Scout Commissioner Knight, Deputy Com
missioner Feyl and Scouts Trueman Uens
lor, Lclyn Hnrrls, Herbert Nixon, Will
iam Yates, Warren Somcrs, Jr., Reynold
Thomas and Philip Godfrey left this
morning on a motor trip through tho
Delaware River valley to pick a eummor
camp slto for the Atlantic City scouts.
They will return Monday. Tho scouts are
taking active part in Clean-up Weok.
Troop 12, of tho Richmond Avenue School,
wns organized Wednesday afternoon, with
30 members, and Wilbur Hucklc, Charles
Mnthis, Thomas Laws and Charles Max
well wero choson as patrol leaders. Troop
13, a colored troop, under Scoutmaster
Douglas S. Allen, was organized nt the
Asbury Methodist Church. Troop 14 wns
organized at tho Chelsea Baptist Church,
under Scoutmaster Harrison and Assist
ant Scoutmaster Smith last Friday. Troop
3 will bo reorganized at the Westminster
Church, In charge of tho Rev, John Mac
Mlllan and Deputy Commissioner Feyl.
CHANGE OF VENUE GRANTED
IN ROOSEVELT STRIKE TRIAL
Case Transferred From Middlesex to
Mercer County, N. J.
TRENTON, May 7. The Supreme Court
In an opinion handed down today, granted
the application of Attorney General John
W. Wescott for a foreign Jury to try tho
cases of the deputies Indicted in Middle
sex County for the Roosevelt strike mur
ders. "We think," said tho court, "that the
evidence In this case requires the con
clusion that a fair and Impartial trial
cannot be had before a Jury of Middle
sex County, We ore aware of the serious
nature of our action and are moat reluc
tant to take It."
The opinion further states that such a
course ought not to be pursued unless the
case is n clear one. "The newspaper clip,
pings submitted to us show that there Is
a disposition on the part of the publlo
press in New Brunswick to try the case
outside of the court room," the Supreme
Court declares, end adds that suoh a con
dition tends to inflame the publlo mind
against the State,
"We think, therefore, that a venire
should be Issued to the Sheriff of the ad
joining County of Meroer, in accordance
with Section 73 of the Criminal Procedure
Act," the decision concludes.
"CnAIR TRUST" TO LOSE
Atlantic Clty'a Attorney Thinlcs Roll
era Will Have to Pay Taxes.
ATLANTIC CITY. N, J.. May 7.-There
was Joy among small dealers along the
Boardwalk today over the confident
declaration of Theodore Bchlmpf, city so
licitor, that the city will win Its big fight
with the rolling chair barons.
While the small dealers paid business
taxes, the "Chair Trust" hired skilled
lawyers and took the resort authorities
into court Meanwhile, the burden of the
UOO.COQ annual maintenance cost of the
wooden way baa been upon the small
dealers, while the chair barons have
waxed rich untaxed. City Solicitor
Bchlmpf expects a decision within a
month and is certain the barons Will, lose
They will be obligated to pay 'the city
158,000. Cutting down the theatre tax; to
the level of motion picture shows U due
to police prohibition of vaudeville and
burlesque on Sunday.
i PROGRESS DAY PLEA
WILL BE SENT MAYOR
Councils' Committee Also Will
Bo Asked to Approve Plan
A commlttco of prominent manufactur
ers will take definlto steps today to ob
tain the city's co-operation In making
Progress Day, on July 1, a part of the
national Independence celebrntlon. The
Progress Day committee, of which Mont
gomery Wright, a representative of the
John B. Stetson Company, Is chairman,
will send a petition to Mayor Blankenburg
and Councils' Fourth of July committee,
asking their ripprova of the proposed
demonstration. Tho committee contends
that manufacturers will bo ablo to show
"mado In Philadelphia" goods to tho vis
itors who will flock hore for the event,
which also will commemornto tho EOth an
niversary of tho closing of the Civil War.
It was learned from members of tho
commlttco today that more than two
score of Philadelphia firms will bo repre
sented In the demonstration and It Is ex
pected thnt many moro will co-operate
when official approval Is given,
Soveral manufacturers expressed tho
hope that Councils would favor a three
day celebration, and declared that as
thero would bo practically no expense at
tached to tho Industrial pageant It would
In no wny Intcrfero with tho plans al
Many businoss mon nro of tho opinion
that such n demonstration would be n
boon to trado generally and bo tho means
of acquainting tho pcoplo with what Is
made and sold In Philadelphia.
Councils' Fourth of July Commltteo will
meet on Monday when thoy will hnve
rocclvcd tho Manufacturers' Commlttco's
petition. Many members of Councils
whoso opinions were sought cxprcssod
themselves cmphntlcally In favor of tho
IT'S ALL GREEK TO GREEK
WHEN GREEK MEETS GREEK
Main Question Now Is, Who Put
Money in Greek's Shoo?
Greek met Crock In a cigar factory at
4009 Qermantown uvenuc, and, as might
havo been expected according to tho old
proverb about such circumstances, some
thing happened. In this case It was a
mystery. Strats Stamus, chief Greek In
tho Greek drama, did not call It that, but
ho si.ld today that the matter was all
Greek to him.
Whnt, Indeed, was ho to think when,
after placing $500 In a bankbook, hiding
It on a shelf and putting $400 In another
passbook nnd hiding that on anothci
shelf, ho found $200 missing? He accused
Gus Louis, a fellow-Greek, of stealing the
money, only to find tho money In ono of
his own shoes under his own desk.
Gus Louis, 18 years old, came to this
country threo months ago and got a Job
in Stamus' factory. A few days ago
Stamus sold another factory for $000 and
put the money away as described. When
ho missed it. yesterday, ho called In
Policeman Kerwlck, of the RIdgo nnd
Midvalo avenues station, who arrested
the young. Innocent-looking Greek.
Today Gus faced Magistrate Orells, No
sooner wns tho case called than Stamus
and a lawyer whom he had brought with
him, Jumped up to ask that tho charges
bo withdrawn. No money had been found
on Gus' person or In his belongings.
That's all there Is to the story, except
tho mystery: Who put tho monoy In the
AUTOISTS TOLD TO PROTEST
Members of Philadelphia Club Urged
to Fight License Increase.
Members of tho Automobile Club of
Philadelphia nro being urged to mako
further protest against tho proposed In
crcaso of 25 .per cent. In the llcenso fees
for Automobiles, in n letter sent out by S.
Boyer Davis, Bocretnry nnd treasurer of
the organization. A list of State Senators
and Representatives Is contained In tho
letter, nnd tho members are asked to
wrlto to them immediately and voico their
protest. Tho bill as first drafted pro
posed to double tho fees, but later this
wan reduced. It will havo Its third read
ing Monday night.
Mr. Davl says that an advance In the
fees would amount to class legislation
and thnt the fees aro as high as they
should be. Tho Increase, he says, does
not Insuio against a second ono nt a
future session of the Legislature.
Bank Official Improving
Chances for the recovery of William N.
Trexlcr, Jr., Increased during the night.
Tho receiving teller of the Industrial
Trust, Title and Savings Company, Front
street below Norrls, who was found In
tho basement of the bank building yes
terday with a bullet wound In his mouth,
gained consciousness early today. It was
said by physicians In St. Mary's Hospital.
He was took weak to talk, however, and
no new light has been shed on the shoot
ing to Indicate whether It was an acci
dent or an attempt to commit suicide.
No questions can be asked the wounded
man for perhaps several days, it was
said, because of the danger of a relapse.
FUNERAL OF C. PIERSON
Clothing Merchant Wns Buried With
Tho funeral of Charles Plerson, vice
president of Jacob Reed's Sons, who died
on Tuesday after a lingering Illness, was
'SS'xrIi ?"er"oon at th Plerson home,
354 North Lansdowne avenue, Lansdowne.
Floral tributes from the many organi
zations with which Mr, Plerson was con
nected, and from .scores of friends su,
round the casket. Among the organiza
tions which sent flowers and which were
represented by delegations were the
Robert Lambertton Lodge. F. and A. M,:
Jacob Reed's Sons, the American Build
ing aniLLoan Association, of which Mr.
Plerson was president; the Republic
Trust Company, of which he was a di
rector; tho City Business Men's Assocla
tlon and the Aronlmtnk Country Club.
The store of Jacob Reed's Sons was closed
The Rev. Dr. Crosswell McBee, rector
of the Episcopal Church of St John the
Evangelist, Lansdowne, conducted the
services at the home at 1:S0 o'olock. The
pallbearers were Frank Hook, William
Wardle. Lee Moyer, William Jamison.
Robert Moody and Frank Bose.
The body was burled with Masonlo
honors In the Northwood Cemetery.
Funeral of "Mrs. M. A. Armstrong
Mrs. Mary A. Armstrong, widow of
James Armstrong, died yesterday after
a sijc weeks' illness at the home of her
niece, Mrs, George Lacey, on Mohawk
avenue, Norwood, Mrs. Armstrong, who
was formerly a resident of Bristol, Pa.,
was in her Tzd year. She Is survived
by two sons. William O. Armstrong and
James Armstrong, both of Philadelphia.
The funeral will be conducted tomorrow
morning at 7 o'clock from the home of
Mrs. Lcey. Interment will be in Bristol
Cemetery, Bristol, Pa. o
Rer. Dr. Jamm TT Pr...
The Bey. Dr. James Harcourt Payran.
one of the oldest members of the New
Jersey NethodUf Episcopal Conference,
who retired, at the last conf erence, ta
March, died at the home of his darn,,.. '
105 North Slat street, Camden, yest"
uuer iiiucBo ui uoverni months li
nrnn 77 vftfia ftlrl ntifl n4 it 7' , v a
terence in 1861, He held mahy charS."!
throughout the conference durine V I
dren, J. W". Pay inn, ft member of U
Phllnlnhlft Tlr! .r. rt. Ua....i i il
member of tho New Jersey Bar; MIm'u
Lela Payran and Mlsa Alice A. Payran
Alcxandor Foster, a retired m&nnfi
turer, Is ueod at his home, 2M p0nt.
street. He was 78 years old. He was '
soclated for many years with the li:
James Cullen In tho Fhlrmount si.it
Works, 84th and Spring Garden streets '
CLARK STOKKS. On Wednesdi
ai bi, i-eier a unurcn, I'm d nh K iwJI
ter of Mr. snd Sirs. Thomnt p. c' rTZP
to LOUIS CRAWFOnD CLAIltf, Jr.", of '
DUFFY. In loving remembrance of a s.l
voted huaband and father, iltcititVI
DUFFY, who died May 7, 1014. ASI3
""a anu milLDTtDM.
nAiiTrr.B At ith.m........ . . ..
2. 1015. liniNniCH W liusbanrt of'liurt gl
hn criu.n """""' o oi tuneral trlUI
rtAITTMI rtn tr. ft iniK .. i- ..
101.1 FalrmounT av, riiDUBniCK "ffl
11AUEU, In his 82d year. liieliotic, M
fUllPml Will h rrlv.n fM " "J
IinnMlY, On May B. 1015. ciIAn
1015. CIIAnLES TW
;hrt'v' af0di.8? yara. Relatives sal
friends aro invited to attend the ninJril
wrvlces, on Snturday, at 2:30 o'clock! J
.ate residence, 1703 Diamond tt. lnlerrant
i'i.vuio m .Yesirninster ucmeterj,
BOVl!II.8,pn MayB, 1B1B. MAnY now.,
nils, daughter pt the late Rev, William 'v;
powers, In, her 70lh ear. ltelatlvi aaj
friends arc Invited to attend tho funeral tirt.
Ices, on Saturday ntternoon. at 2:30 o'elooi.
at her late residence, 4007 Powelton are. lit
t'rmcnt private. In Woodlands Cemetery.
A110S, widow of William J. Cecil. Birtli
jenlcra ion Monday, at 2 p. m. precisely "(
the residence of her on-ln-law, Charles w
Uuttcrfleld, MSB North 21st ai. Intertneil
private, at Westminster Cemetery.
CI.AJIK. On May 0. 1010, OEOnan rr jM
husband of Marie Clark. , Funoral on Uoa!9
.lay, at 7M0 a, m from tho residence otliuM
Mass nt St. Elizabeth's ciiurch. at 0 a. ra!
Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.
COI1II. On May 0, 1018, WILLIAM DB.
NIOIIT. son Of tha lata William Ilinltl.. -S
Angellno Cobb. In his 78th year, RelatlTti
and friends aro Invited to attend the funeral
rcrviixo, on ijionaay ai a p. m. precise r, al
Ma lato residence, 1284 North 67th at. la.
CROSSON. On May 0. 1018. DOnOTHldi
KL31K. daughter of John W. and I MtlttB
urosion. i'unerni servicos4pn Sunday, at 2
p. m at her parents' residence, 8853 Nortlr
v... .. ....ciinviiL jiiiiaiuo mmcicry.
rJIANCIS. On May 0. 1018. BniDOEM
widow of Daniel Krancla. Funeral on Bull
urday, at 7:30 a. m., from 213B South Hthi
st. High Mass of llequlem at St. Olonlca'iV
Church, at 0 o. in. Interment at Holy Crtm '
1'O.V On May 0, 1018, ANNIE n. FOS'I
I'uncral services on Saturday, May 8, at 1
,'. iw. KicwBDi, ui me rcaiucnce 01 v. 11
Weaver, 330 North 6th at. Interment crl-
OAI.LAGIIHltOn May 0, 1018, TOAL, loa '
fc d.iui.ua unu i.u murine uuiiaguer. jrunerai )
on Saturday, at M p. m., Irom lila parent
residence, 4053 Qermantown avc. Interment j
aiuij ocjjuiviiru veiuciery
iV'KvXrr;0,? Uay ,n- 1D15- coioneuoat
W. 11AWL.KY. nirnfl 7H vr. Tt.laHv. ...., I
friends are invltotl to attend the funerals
nu!vitcs, un aionuay, at o ciock, at hU4
late residence. Waahlnirtnn nnd .ruHram i
stieets, Media, Pa. Kindly omit flower. -JB
IIOH.V. On May 0. 1918, at Presuyterla!
Hospital, WILLIAM, son of the late WilW
Ham and Kllzabeth Horn. Funeral tfrvlc,ili
on Saturday, at 2:30 p. m at tho parlors of!
1. O Prankenfleld Si Sons, 3;2 North 62d at,!
Interment Drlvute at Tilt. Aforiah Ometrrv.
JONES On May 0, 1018, MAHY ADALINR$ll
--- - - .....a..... ......v... .-u.tE.ai uii.iit.f
at her lato residence, 8123 Shawnee t.,K
wiivauiui inn, in ouiuruuj', at p. m, in
Ki:iU. On May 7, 1010, JOSEPH It. KEIM.M
axed St years. HulntUcs and menus are la-V
vued to attend tha funeral serwees, Monday S
uuiTiii'uii, ui - o ciock, at nia late residence,
1UJ0 Sprint; Garden street. Interment private,
nt Central Laurel 11111 Cemetery.
KIHK. On Mny 4, 1018. NICHOLAS Ifj
K1HK. Relatives and friends, nlso I'MIl- 3
uviiimu xcam uwnora absocuiioii. are in
vited to attend tho funeral services. 01 Sat
urday allcrnoen. at :i n'elock. at his lati
residence. LI) North SOth at. Interment at J
tornviood Cemetery, llemalns may be viewed,'
I.OOAN. On May 0, 1018, WALTER SCOTT
LOU AN. son or limma A. Logan, ajed. U
years. Funeral services on Tuesday, at lip.
ni., at his late residence, 1131.1 North New
klrlc st. Interment private. Hillside Ceme
tery, MA I.D VRV. .Ctlt.tHonlv n, Imtil., Tin All
May 5. 11)15. 1'illLIP M. MALO.s'Clf. hul- J
band of Harriet L. Matoney and son of Phillo "j
u. miu .iuijt u. iuaiouoy. jieiuuvca sua
friends, also Fort Washington Lodre. No.
JOS, K. and A M are Invited to attend-;
funeral services, on Saturday alternoon, at1
S o'clock, from tho apartments of Oliver U.J
uuir, xojj unestnut st. interment pmaie,
MALONEV. Suddenly, at Ambler, Pa., oafl
May 5. 101B, 1IAIUUET L. MALONKV (nes
.enKorij. wiro oc I'nillp it. iialoney. Jieia
tles and friends are Invited to attend
luneral rervlceH, on Saturday afternoon, at
2 o'clock, from the apartments ot Oliver U.
Hair, 1610 Chestnut st. Interment private.
McAMJSTER On May 8. 1013, SARAH J.1
C., dougMtr of the lata James and Morsartt :
JncAiuster. itinera! services on saturair
nfierroon. at 2 o'clock, at her late reslJencf,
0310 Greene St., Gcrmantown. Interment pri
McDKVITT. On the 4th of May, 1018. ANN
McLEVITT. Tho relatives and friends are tn
vltrd to attend tho funeral, on Saturdi?
morning, at 8:30 oclock. from tho residence
of her nephew, William J. iweeney. No. Ilia
rm mm st. solemn Itcciuiem nam at o
Malurhy'v Church, at 10 o'clock. Interment
at Cathedral Cemetery Automobile funeral.
son of Jamea and Julia McUettlzan, aged 10
monms. runcrai on Baluruay, at . p. m
from his parents' residence, J73 North Uta
st. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery,
MEVEII. On May 0, 1018, PERRY MAR.
j.i,, fln ot i.. j. ana Anna x.. e.
Funeral services on Saturday, at 3 p. m.
precisely, at tho residence of his uncle, Al.
fred Crook. 1ZI3 Houltl 23d st, Interment
MUItl'IIY. On May 6. 101B, EMMA LIN.
TUN, widow of John Potter Murpny. R""
Uvea and friends are Invited to attend the fu
neral serlces, on Monday morning, ar
o'clock precisely, at St. Maik's P E. Church,
loth and Locust sis. interment private.
rnnceion, r. J.
NEWMAN. On May 3. 1018. at Newman,
N. V., ANNA NEWMAN. The office foM
burial of the dead will be said at Holy Trln
lty Church, loth and Walnut its., oa Sat
urday, at - o'clock.
rnENTZEI On May B. 1018. DAVID ABU.
ouiunu, oaiy son ot AOOipaua It, anu "
late Kate M. Prentiel and husband of Emma
Prentzel (nee Wilson). Relatives and frUndi
are invited to attend the funeral services, v
Saturday, at i p. m. eroclseiy. at on i"
residence. 340O N, Judson st. Intermucai I
private. Automobile funeral. H
TrmVTANflI! nn llu R. 101K- at fi.n DllgO.1
Cal.. PAULINS3 SAINBBURY, wife of Capt.M
Samuel A. Purvlance, u. S. A., retired. and;Sj
daughter ot Noel E. and Paulina Balnabarr.MI
interment ai Santiago. v
BNYDEIU On May 6, 1018. ACJNE3 X,'
wife of William II. Snyder, and daughter j
Captain A. and tha lata Augusta. Eatrasd.1
Funeral on Sunday, at 1 p. m., from 25 I
East Clearfield at. Interment private, Nona
weaar im varaonrr.
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