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'VftjH r 5T HON AROUSES AVIATORS' INTEREST Widespread Speculation Hero on Character of New Dis covery Which Italian Is Said to Have Made CONJECTURE OF EXPERTS What Phita. Fliers "Think" Marconi's Invention May Be A method of giving power and light to ncroplnnes nnd dirigibles in midair by use of wireless. A way of setting o(T- concealed bombs in ship3 at sea. A new stabilizing of air craft by wireless. A method of communi cation between ncroplnnes in nir, now impossible. A method by which aerial tor- fiedocs can be controlled in the air n a similar way torpedoes ore con trolled in the water. Ougllelmo Marconi's latest Invention, just announced by dispatches (rgm Paris, an Invention which It Is predicted will revolutionlzo the operation of aeroplanes and dirigibles In war times Is tho sub ject of much conjecturo on tho part of Philadelphia aviators. The dispatches announce that Mnrconl, tho Inventor of tho wireless telrRrnph, has Just perfected a special apparatus which Is destined to niaho n sensational chaiiRo In operation of air craft. No par ticulars aro given. Baron Haldeman von Fleyclmcsiy, ono of tho directors of tho Aero Club of Penn sylvania and himself an aviator of note, when told of the new Invention said: "I nm suro thero can ho no now prin ciple of aviation, but It I". posBlblo that this Invention to which tho dispatches re fer, may bo ono by which Marconi can furnish power to tho ncroplanes or diri gibles by uso of tho wireless. That means, too", that light for powerful searchlights could bo furnished by tho wireless as well. Theso searchllghtB could bo used at night In locating tho enemy. The lights could bo turned oft nnd tho neroplanes change their course In tho darkness, "Then, too, tt might bo that by tho use of wireless tho aeroplanes could set off bombs which had previously been secreted In boats on tho ocean," ndded tho Baron. "Tho waves from a wireless go out In nil directions, so It Is not at nil necessary for tho aviator to know In what part of tho Bhlp tho bomb might bo. It could go 'within two miles of tho boat nnd set off tho bomb by tho uso of wireless. This ,nay bo what Marconi has Invented. Of courso nono of us know. It seems tho In dention Is being kept a secret ns much as possible." John B. Kunklc, also a member of tho Aero Club of Pennsylvania and a member of several Important committees of tho club, suggests that tho Marconi invention may deal with a new method of wireless by which It will bo possible for aeroplanes or dirigibles to communicate with each other when In mldnlr. At present com imunlcatlon with tho ground Is possible but receiving nnd taking orders from planes In the air Is not a success. Mr. Kunklo also suggests that the new Invention may have something to do with tho control of a stabilizing appnratus by uso of tho wireless. This method, he says, might make aviation safer. Clarcnco P. Wynno, another member ot tho Aero Club of Pennsylvania, suggests that the now Marconi Invention may be a. method by which aerial torpedoes may be controlled in tho air by tho use of wireless. He says ho realizes It sounds impossible, but adds that torpedoes nre controlled under water, nnd It Is likely thnt causing torpedoes to go through tho air In certain waya Is possible also. NURSERY AIDS MOTHER Two Children of Poor Widow Ad mitted to Institution The hustlo nnd bustlo nttendlng n $10, .000 campaign did not for a mlnuto delay the managors of tho Franklin Day Nur sory today In saving n home from disrup tion. Tho campaign work was halted long enough today to tako Into tho Institution two little children, for whoso support their mother Is unablo to provide. "My husband died soveral months ngo," said tho young mother, "and I can earn only JG.50 a week. I cannot food or clothe the children, and I had decided to part with them by placing them In a State In stitution. Then a friend told mo of you people." The children wero Immediately regis tered and given good, nourishing food. The nursery, managed by a group of so ciety women, has raised nearly half of tho 510,000, Booths In department stores aro selling 10-cent membership cards, while many contributions aro being received by Mrs. George Qulntard Ilorwitz, president of the nursery, at her home, 1721 Walnut street. The nursery could provide for 100 children with $10,000, whereas only GO can be cared for under Its present Income. f- Theatrical Baedeker MIUIEST "Come to Bohemia." with Dalsle Irvlnsv Walter Ferctvnl, Alice Haserman and Frlta Williams. A musical comedy of mediocre Interest capably done. WALNUT "Damaged Goods." Eugene Brleux'a aocloloslcal play, receritly produced by nichard Dennett. BROAD "The UUla Minister," with Maude Adams. The famous play or Scotch life by xi.. Tlarrle, telling; of the prankn of M".d,Pabbe- Special matinee of "Peter 1'an" Thursday IrniC ''a World of rieaiure," with Clifton Crawford und Conroy and I Marie. A Winter Oardcn Show with muslo by Horn berr, words by Atterldse and Halted by J. C. Hoffman. ADBLPIII "Nobody Home," with Lawrence Grossmlth. A musical comedy from the Ansio-Amerlran Allies. Oooil music, fair "book," excellent comedy from Qrossmltli. aAnniCIT "It Paya to Advertise." with I-ouIm Drew, Orant Mitchell and lien John son. A novel farce with much fun In It. rilOTOPLAYS, BTANLET Friday and Saturday. "Ben Blair," with Dustln Farnum. ARCADIA All week. "The Habit of Happi ness." with Douglass Fairbanks. A Tri angle Fine Arts comedy, PA IACE Friday and Saturday, "For the De fense," with Fanny Ward. VICTORIA Friday and Saturday. "The Wall Iletween," with Francis X. Bushman and Beverly Bayne. ' J VAVPEYILLE. CROSS KKTS First half of the week. Ward Da Wolf 4 Co.. In "The Mummy and the Maid"; Frank Monell, Phllbrlck and Da Wall, six Harmonists, Walton and Jolson. The Wonder Kettle.'' ai-DBB ."'Solomon the di-eat." Barney Will, lama and girls, the Four Hurley Olrli, Mar lorte Fairbanks and company, the Rosa Henu Troupe. Don Flatl. Lew Ward. Mat tally. Pingree and tympany, Wilson and Kltch. Zeda and Hoot. GRAND Bobby Heath In his revue: Mr. and Mra. George Allison In ''Minnie From Min nesota." Four Gordon Highlanders, Tom (llllen. monologue Ben and Iiaxel Mann. RIq and Norman. KEITH'S Valeria Bercere Co. In "Little Ohuk .Blossom," Wilbur Mack and Nella WgCer In "A Pair ot Tickets." I .addle Cjlt Kate minora and Sam William. 'N'ango Shoes." Edna Showalter, Lucy Oll Utt. Warren Templetou, California Orange Packer and Sells Tribune pictures. STOCK. KNICKERBOCKER "The Thief " a drama by Ilenrt lirusteln. with tiw Knickerbocker Player. Emily Smiley und John Warren In the leading rules JUIKIIK'AN A Woman' Way " The Ar ro player in Gra George' comedy uc .crjs with Ituth Robinson and Gorc Ar uau in the I adlns role UIRLESUL.E. PI UONT3- Dumoni a Minstrel. In satires ev: HISTORIC OLARK MANSION MAKES Mwwwirt, fl.,J - - - sstSlfflSi - '" "n i iSJBkTT 1 JHShhsUHhti w9H J' till I : liflH Sr T :5HH Ivisffisi MsIHeIsK HGasasasHs&lwwfo 1 IfHfSI vWk MimMw'mUmUMWilmmM: j- XimnMKWZvtgZM vmm Emms' aHSKMiSSla j sglMESs&feMig Magnificent Structure in West Philadelphia Under going Demolition by Wrecking Company The historic Clark mansion nt 4 2d nnd Locust streets, for 45 years ono of tho most mngninccnt homes In this city, Is being torn down to make way for Im provements. Work on tho destruction of tho old house, which occupies a block of about eight ncres. bounded by 4 2d, 43d. Locust nnd Spruce streets, began two weeks ago by the Philadelphia Wrecking and Contracting Company, nnd It Is ex pected thnt It will tako two months moro to complete tho project becnuso of the solid construction of the building. Tho famous houso, which has been n landmark to residents of West Philadel phia, was occupied by Clarcnco Clark, formerly of K W. Clark & Co., bankers. Mr. Clark was tho donor of Clark Park, 43d stroct nnd Chester nvcnuo, to tho city. Tho houso was built 45 years ngo nt a cost of $300,000, a great part of tho material having been Imported from Eu rope for Its construction. Tho houso Is of brownstone, thrco stories In height, with n tower. Hardwood floors, hand-carved mahog any paneling, six feet high nround most of tho rooms: stained glass windows, said by art dealers to bo matchless, all go to mako the Interior of tho house a mag MUNITION PLANTS LURE BOY s WORKERS; DISLIKE OLD JOBS Want Ads for Messengers Bring Few Replies War Work at $3 a Day for Unskilled the Cause A "boy wanted" advertisement brought four annllcants to tho offlco of tho Postal Telegraph Company In n wholo day. A year ago thero would havo been 25 or 50 youths perhaps oven 75 only too cnger to don tho blue of a messenger and speed about ns tho Mercuries of tho metropolis. But a year ago munition mnklng wasn't tho frenzied Industry that It has now bo como In this country. A yonr ago un skilled labor wasn't being paid $3 n day ns now. A year ago tho advertising col umns weren't crowded with tho numerous nnnounccmnts of Jobs for boys. And a year ago tho child labor law hadn't gono into effect. Ono Saturday not so long ngo a youth who wns glad to mako $4 or $5 a week carrying messages to and from n tele graph ofllco In WcBt Philadelphia Jour neyed a fow miles to tho south ot tho city to Eddystone. Thero ho found great Industrial establishments, In which tho whirring machinery was novcr silent, day or night. lie learned that fnbulous sums wero being poured Into tho coffers of theso great establishments through tho mnnu fncturo of Instruments of death, nnd that sums nlmost as fabulous In comparison were finding their way Into the pockets of the workers who mndo theso Instruments of death. Ho enmo back to tho city, told his boss he was through, told his colleagues of tho new gold llelds ho had discovered, told his mother that she would not have to tako In sewing any moro and packed his trunk. ' Soon other messengers wero resigning-, kissing fond mothers nnd packing trunks. Tho nows had spread and tho youthful adventurers wero oft for tho gold llelds. Now tho gold fever has become general and hundreds of boys havo deserted the' city and tho pursuits of peace To complicate the situation for the em ployerot nnd especially for tho telegraph companies, tho child-labor law went Into effect. Their wholo system of messenger scrvlco had to bo rearranged. Roys under 10 had to be sent to school eight hours a week. Boys under 21 couldn't work at night. It. A. Black, local manager of tho Western Union Company, said that the cost of messenger service has doubled biiicu uuuuury i. -l An Innttlmnhln nnmlmr tt hnva ImvA1! gone to Wilmington and tho othor places whoro tho du Pont- powder company has Its plants, and to Eddystone, where are the Baldwin Locomotive Works nnd the llemlngton Arms Company plants. Eighteen dollars a week Is not bad pay for a boy, All this has caused the wages of mes renger boys to ascend rapidly. Many of the boys now earn $9 or $10 a week. Tyrol Olr In a Knitted Fabric Spring and Summer Models and Colors JLaaies' buits Misses' Suits $18.50 $22.50 $24.50 (? "Motor Coa J J rploA 3.50 Nothing else as good as Tyrol at double the price. NlANN . DlLKS 119? CHESTNUT STREKT fc Mk iEDGEK- WAY FOR PROGRESS nificent spcclaclD that In rivaled by few houses In this or any other city. Tho wall paper was nil hand painted by u Jnpnnese. Hot-water heating from radiators con cealed under tho floors, a mantelpiece worth $2000. mosaic tiling, seciet vnults for tho trennures of sliver plato that wero onco stored In the house nrc other fea tures In tho construction of tho mansion. Tho library cost 27.000. tho Imported chandelier alone costing $1300. JJtnlncd glass windows that nrt dealers have como from afar to see aro also part of tho house. A private elevator of Circassian walnut furnished with hydraulic power ran from tho first to the third Moor. Tho first floor consisted of a reception room, sun pnrlot) dining nnd breakfast rooms, the library and two kitchens and five pan tries. Tho two upper Moors consisted of 15 bedrooms, arranged In suites. Tho entlro houso contained 34 rooms. Tho houso Is ot tho Elizabethan nnd Qothlo design. At tho cntrnnco of tho driveway wero two gates Imported from France, valued at thousands of dollars. A rnro Chlneso Jlnko tree, tho first to bo brought to America, planted ns n sapling, now towers nbovo tho house. Messenger boys for tho most part como and go. They havo never been satisfied to stny very long In tho employ of the telegraph companies, although, ot courso, thero aro eNccptlons. Hut now tho tenure of ofllco Is moro un certain than ever. Moro nnd more fre quently Inducements como to boys to work for moro money, and tho telegraph com panies especially aro breaking In new messenger boys constantly. Tho youthful figure, who formorly ap peared at your door nt night with a message Is nn Institution of the past. Tho messengers of tonight aro men, often gray haired men. That has nothing to do with munition-making, but Is nnothcr result of tho child labor law. Tho companies aro trying not to let tho boys suffer through tho child labor law. J. II. Wilson, local mannger for tho Postal Telegraph, started as a mes senger and worked up to his present posi tion and h'o has a warm spot In his heart for tho youngsters.' Ho admits that Itoften Imposes a hard ship on tho company when tho hoys go off to school during tho day, but they keep them on tho payroll juot tho same, with out deducting for the time they aro gono. "They often have widowed mothers to support," Mr. Wilson said, "and wo want to glvo them every chance to get along. I And wo won't blamo a boy when ho goes ! to n, better Job. Tho munition plants and tho child labor law havo Inconvenienced us considerably, but wo aro glad If tho boys aro better off than before." Colonel Lit Reviews Maccabeans Colonel Jacob Lit last night reviewed tho Maccabean Regiment, which Is com posed of young men employed by Lit Brothers nnd other prominent firms. Tho review was held In Metropolitan Hall, 715 Falrmount avenue. We offer you a wide range of stylish fabrics - and assure you cut, fit1 anwork- mansnip inac ypu would hardly think possible a,A such moderategWfices. and up Suits Tailored to Measure NEUBAUER 1121 WALNUT ST. Wool Top Coats $21.50 joats PHILADELPHIA, Hrrr--'. DUSE AND D'ANNUNZIO RECONCILED AT LAST Famous Actress Hurries to Bed side of Wounded Poet, Her Former Admirer PARIS. April 7. A reconciliation has taken plncn between llabrlclo d'AnnunzIo, tho famous Italian poet, and Eleanora Duse. the noted actress, nftcr nn estrange ment lasting tw fl cades. When the great ttrlrcss learned thnt her former ndmlrcr wns In danger of los ing his Right, nt a result of an Injury while scouting In an aeroplane, she rushed to Home and lemalncd at his bcdsldo until tho crisis was past Under tho stimulus of thnt reunion, nnd of tho patriotic flro that burns In tho hearts of both those great artists, their friends hno witnessed nn tipsprlnglng of I deep tenderness between them. It differs I from tho passion ot earlier days, whet, their lovo and their quarrels wero tho talk of Hut ope. In Duse's new demeanor toward tho poet tho onlookers pcrcelo i signs of tho deep-lying j?plrit of maternity, which nono hno known better than sho how to portray. And d'AnnunzIo, now a bald little nun of middle age, seems to lean upon her affection with something of tho dependence that is nn essential part of filial love. It was not so In the days preceding his noel, "Tho Klanie," In which ho played the part of a vlvlscrtor to her heart, mercl- i lessly exposing tho Inmost workings of a lovo nffalr between n passlonnto woman past her youth and n poet many years ! her Junior. I About n year befnrn the war broke out d'AnnunzIo announced to tho world that lit. ii.Mi , .xiiiiusLcii ill I nil? iiunaiuuiiiin in life, and thnt In two years, unless ho should dlscmer some now sensation, ho would kill himself. DU. VAX METRE QUITS PENN; TO TEACH AT C.OLUMHUS Transportation Export Latest to Lcnve Wharton Faculty Dr. Thurman W. Van Metro, Instructor In tho department of commerce nnd trans portation In tho Wharton School ot tho University of Pennsylvania, has an nounced his resignation nnd acceptance of nn offer to head tho transportation de partment In tho now business school nt Columbia University. Tho announcement of Doctor Van Metros icslgnatlon foIlow-3 closo upon uini oi ir. itnswcu t .Hcurcn, uean oi tho Wharton School, who also It to go to Columbia. Doctor Van Metro will leave his present post at tho end of this ses sion. Doctor Van Metre was graduated from tho University of Indiana In 1910, wns Harrison Fellow In economics nt tho Uni versity ot Pennsylvania In 1911-12, and received hl3 Ph. D. In 1913. Ho Is co author with Prof. Emory It. Johnson, of tho Wharton School, of "A History of American Commerce" nnd another vol ume, "Principles ot llallroad Transpnita tlon," to bo published In June. Ho Is as sociate editor of thn "Annals of the Amer ican Academy of Political and Social Sci ence." Rev. W. R. Alexander Ordained Tho nev. Walter II. Alexander, a gradu ate of tho Crozer Theological Seminary, was ordained last night nt tho Waylancl Memorial Baptist Church, 5"d street nnd Baltimore avenue. Tho Ilov. Gcorgo V. Daniels, pastor of tho church) presided, whilo tho prayer was offered by tho Itev. John Gordon, of tho theological depart ment of Tcitiplo University. Tho llov. A. K. Harris welcomed Doctor Alexander to tho ministry, whllo tho ccrtlflcato was pre sented by tho Rev. Orlando Stowart, sec rotary of tho Baptist Union. Tho address was made by tho Itcv. Ray Ij. Hudson, president of tho Baptist Union. Tho nowly ordained minister will leavo Immediately to ncccpt a charge nt tho First Baptist Church, AVinchcster, Va. lc genuine Pianola the instrument that is always chosen when quality is the ONLY consideration Pianolas $550 1 $2100 C. J. 1W-U19 CHESTNUT STREET ERTDxVY, APRIL 7, QUAKER CITY AD MEN DINE U. O. I. Assistant Advertising Man npor Calls Newspaper Best Medium Tho newspaper Is tho best medium through which to convey an advertising messngo quickly nnd effectively. So said William V. O'Donnoll, assistant advertis ing manner of the United Oas Improve ment Company, last night at a dinner of tho Quaker City Art Club, nt the Hotel Walton. I)r. Itohert W. Hess, of the Wharton School, nnd author of standard books on advertising, pleaded for honesty nnd sin cerity In merchandising publicity. Tho club has perfected plans to co opcrato with tho Poor Itlchard Club In nrranglng for tho convention ot Associated' Adcrtlsing Clubs ot tho World, to ha held hero not June. Tioga Young People to Dino The nnnunl banquet of tho Young Peo ple's Society of Tioga will bo held tonight In tho Tioga Baptist Church, Broad nnd Ontario streets. Tho commlttco In charge of tho affair Includes Miss Qertruda White, Miss Emily Wells, Miss Maude Wilson, Miss Uemlco Hnllowcll, Miss Mil lie Donaldson, Miss Martha Kelley, Mis I.orralno Witty, Itussell Howell, Alfred Trnfford. Albert Oee, Edward Arnold, Arthur Drew nnd Walter M. Hagy. BOTH STORES The "Strand" at $4.-25 $4..75 1230 Market Shoes and Stockings for tho family iTha Stores of 1 a FK I KING. 1 YR .,W. SMVW kvsb n r jturyj vi r sZ VA a itM tr b jls- ' a Every Foot Profcsaionall Fitted Thrco Putting Brothers Supervising , HEPPE ui ii nW I a iU The on Despite ejery statement to the contrary, it is a well-established fact that the genuine Pianola, of all player-pianos, has always been chosen when quality alone has been consid ered. Every great European court has hon ored the Pianola. The world's greatest musi cians use it and heartily recommend it. And in America practically every prominent citi 'zeiNc a patron of these great Aeolian-made instrument. And in spite of this undeniable suprem acy of the Pianola may be secured in Phila delphia at a price no greater than that asked for "imitations." The Aeolian Family of the player-piano world -" is on sale at Heppe'a and include' Sleinway Pianola (grand) $2100 Weber Pianola"'.' $1000 Weber Pianola (grand)., 1800 Wheelock Pianola- 750 Sleinway Pianola ,,..,. 1150 Stroud Pianola ;..,..., 550 Francesca-Heppe PlayerfPianoi f .'..., $450 Aeolian Player-Pinnoa $395 Write for complete ilhutrated catalogs. HEPPE & SON SIXTH AND 191G. PENN SENIORS DINE TONIGHT Provost nnd Deans Will Discuss En dowment Plans at Final Banquet Tonight Is the night for the senior class of the University of Pennsylvania, The 10 tC class final banquet wilt be held nt tho Blttenhouso Hotel, with Pro vost Edgar Fahs Smith, Vlco Provost Pennlmnn nnd the dean, of the depart monts ns guests. Tho elas3 endowment plan will bo discussed by the 200 mem bers who will attend. Before the end of the senior year $50,000, It Is expected, will be raised through shares In llfo Insurance policies payable to the university. Provost Smith will respond to the toast, "Tho University." by Earl M. Humphreys. Other speakers will be C. C. Madeira, on "1016's CJIft to tho University!" Park W. Willis, on "Tho Itcjuvenntlon of tho Hous ton Club j" Thomns Hart, on "The Duty ot the Class;" Caspar W. Townsend, on "Tho Duty to the Clas3," and Cordon A. Hnrdwlck, on "The Class." IMMORAL MEN DENOUNCED Lenten Spenker Assails Thoso Who Believe in Doublo Standard Men who believe In nnd apply the double stnudnrd ot morals came In for a severe nrrnlgnment bv the Itcv. Paul U Yount, of St PAul's Church, nt the noon Lenten Spring Styles for BOYS The BIG demand is for our Bostonian special line at $4.50 and ?4.7B. Consider inc the ton prices in leather right now, they are positively marvelous values, possiblo only because of immense produc tion and small pro fit per pair. Come to either store and got ac quainted with theso wonderful specials. Be sure to sec the new composition sole models at $4.76. Look as well, and wenr better than leather. It Quitotri& top note of springs shot fashion for men is our lung jorao vanJ Oxford with Spats. See them. Low shoes, $6.75 : High models, $7.50. Spats, $1.75 up. 19 So. 11th (pronounced oytimc) : i ' FertQvia Sj-oo V A quick Berries. Men'i Shop. M Weber sale at Pianola Grand Piano Heppe'a exclusively THOMPSON STREETS ..hi. n r,l service in St .tohrt's IAiUierotf C 6th nnd llnce streets, todjiy "ft nome men were ns e'A-h as white shirts they wear." he rSldrti'thraf wmitrl he tiMfer In till world WhW the emblofn of Christ, ot nunty, feut whet do men care about Its punning tfoth Inr. The average man Unalterably be Haves that ho la perfectly Justified In do Ing things that ho would tllsown Jtl daughter or divorce his wife for If" they ever did them. Ho believes Irl the dftUbb standard. Tho same standard of clean llness for man nnd woman that la lha only road to happiness." 15th & CHESTNUT Thousands of Jew Spring Suits and Top Coats Novo on .the very threshold of the Season Far Belowlheir True Worth Our custom shops, always working 6 to 9 months in advance of the wearing season, naturally completed thousands of new Spring garments before it was de cided to discontinue this store. These arc now ready, comprising a show ing that embraces every authentic model for men and young men, in 1, 2 and 3-button Sack Suits, Nor folk:, etc., also Top Coats, including the very latest pinch-back effects. The sea son's newest fabrics repre sented in full assortment, with plain tones of blue, brown, gray and green in the majority. Prices range $12.50 to $35. The Business Man's NORFOLK SUIT A George origination for tho young man and tho man wha toyt young r created seTeral toMons ago, and now worn by the tmartfit dreer through out the country. Regulation Sack Suit front effect, with pleated and permanent belt back. Very nobby and mora popular thl ee,ion than ever. Big variety of material, colors and pattern. Priced $12.50 to 925. About Fabrics In theo days of much talk and rcrlimiint pnnPAmlnir Avmm. Hie.. Sir vjHF mPralnM fly &tfftarSfiy ' Wfflf aWT let u aure you that the full j J I .!.- t .4t.r-: .:.t. "rn iuuihu) HH.lBkitgn Bwa Will every garment in the stock. 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