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;iA-ip- ' '-,. ,.. S'l H I h. tl-' 6-, ' '4 hi ftfcESEEMJT VARE-SMITH ORGANIZATION KG If If i n Meeting Party Lead- Vp ers Predict Sweeping . r- fy ; Victorv Tuesday r . v PLS TAX, SAYS TAYLOR v arwmer uirccior ueciares uity s Inances Are in Frightfully Chaotic Condition A sweeping landslide against tho Vare Smith organization next Tuesday was pre dicted by scores of Town Meeting speakers and workers ifter an enthusiastic tour of the ell)-. A. Merrltt Taylor, former Transit Director, addressed four meetings. He pre itcted that a 2.34 tax rate, would be required by tne "gang rule" ror isis. Tho city's finances are In a frightfully chaotic condition, Mr. Taylor said. Tho In crease In tho tax rata will be, brought about through mismanagement, he' said. A call (Was Issued to all citizens to call a halt on the existing program of extravagance. Following the meetings announcement was mulo that all Indications point to n eompleto rout of the Vare-Smlth organlza , tlon camp. Not only are the Independent"! claiming the election of their entire city ticket but It also was said that they are counting on winning many Councllmen In wards which heretofore have been among the most stal wart -of the Organization ranks. The re-election of Samuel P. notan as District Attorney Is taken as a matfr of course by Town Meeting party managers Thomas F Armstrong, for Itecehcr of Taxes; William It. Nicholson, for City Treasurer, and Walter Gcotge Smith, for Register of Wills. rIso will be given a substantial majority hv the voters of tho city, according to predictions made at the new party headquarters Former Director Taylor was received en thusiastically at the meetings. He struck a sympathetic cord lbratlng on the pocket hooks of Phllartelphlan when In straight-from-tho-nhnulder methods ho points out what the voters might expect from riffs management of tho present administration. He said tho administration was headed straight for a tax rate of 12 34 for next year, or an Increase of flfty-n'ne centw orr the present rate of $1 75. Ho Intimated that the administration was headed for bankruptcy unless stringent methods were adopted by tho voters at the polls next Tuesday, TEN SUFFRAGE PICKETS RELEASED FROM JAIL Met; by Party of Banner Bearers Demanding Release of Alice Paul' WASHINGTON'. Nov. 3. Ten suffrage pickets, still militant, were ' released frorr Jail here today, at the end of sixty days' sentences for carrying suf frage banneri to tho Whlto House gates. Auto parties bearing banners met the pickets tin hey left Jail... Tho banners de manded tljit Alice Paul, chairman of tho militant party, and tho seven other pickets still In cells be treated as political offenders The ten women released today are Lucy Burns, New York ; Klcanor Ca'nan. Me thuen. Mass.: Lucy Branham. Baltimore ; lira. W J. Bartlett. Putnam. Conn ; Mrs. Annie Arnell, Wilmington, Del ; Miss Mary Wlnsor, Haverford. Pa ; Maude Malone. Jamaica, N Y ; .Margaret Kotheringham. Buffalo ; Edith Alnge, Youngstown, O , and Mrs. Pauline Adams, Norfolk, Va. The sum agists released from Jail will be riven a supper tomorrow night at the "Woman's party headquarters, Cameron House, Washington, D. C. The arrange ments are In charge of Mrs. W. ThompTOn Burch. District of Columbia, chairman of tho Woman's party, and Mrs. Donald Hooker, of Baltimore, wife of Professor Hooker, of Johns Hopkins University, will preside. Alias Mary H. Ingham, acting State chairman: Mrs. K. G. Halllgan, Miss Eliza beth, McShane, Mrs. Mary Carroll Dowell, Miss Ellen WJnsor. Mrs. Lawrence Lewis and Miss Caroline Katzensteln will repic Bent Pennsylvania at the supper. -Miss Ellen WlnBor Is a sister of Miss Mary Wlnsor. Picket Boat Sinks; Entire Crew Missing Continued from Tare One of kin. father, Oeorze Atwood. 018 Warren street. Sandusky. O ARTHUR FLOW, iwmin, second class; nxt nf ' kin, father. Janvs f Flow. Matthens. Meek. lenbvnc Count-. N C. "" ANDREW F. Jli:iSTKK. pinner's mate, thlr.l elass. next of kin. mother. Anna KIoe 57 Columbia street. Wllkes-Uarre, I'a. WALTER 11. rWlllIK. io;wln. next of kin. fatber. Henry J. rUcher, i.it5 Portland sirect fhlcnro. III. CIJUIENCK LEHI.1K JONES, seaman, next of UId. mother. Laura Francis Jones, Central street. Uuckaport. Me. XDMl'NO I" TAMIM-O, coxawaln. neit of kin. mother. Uesale Tamlllo, 3109 North Central park. Chlcajo. III. JAMES P. Ol'NO. chief gunner's matt; next of Wn; lr. Margaret Younc, 49tt Atlantio enue. Brooklyn. N. Y i O (1KORC1K MEI.VILI.K IllDMAKCII. Jr.. seaman. eronJ claaa. national natal volunteer, de tailed Information reitaruini enlistment not at hand The department statement did not stlpu- late, which of the men's bodies hid been re covered. The announcement read that all ttV tJtl'vii. .. -.. - DOPR BRACELET LATEST h WRINKLE IN CRIME GAME f.Innocently Appearing Article Hollow nf Hand Filled With Knock out Drops NEW YORK, Nov. 3. Through the con fession of a whlte-slav trafficker, New York officials ra In touch with the latest innovation employed by the women mem bers of an organized ginr of thieves the , rope" bracelet rThe Innocently appearing o.nament Is rely p. hollow band tilled with "knockout a." -which produce temporary sleep. S'CaauaJ Inspection falls to note a tiny miff wncn may ue easily reieasea Dy me Mirer, and which. In turn, releases the .Mp." When the victim awakens his gone, The "tang' got the Idea when a (wealthy X4rm&n asked one of the women members OVttVCy .ca0m tv m lllAll ill ihiCAiyu, ir.eaaago to oe seer e tea in a, nonow lt rers BRIGADE IN CONVENTION Annual State Meeting Held Tonight. British Officers to Speak IM moyv riuc oi America win meet i wihw uiii ciock unoer ine auspices jMajionni oi no i-imaurjpnia unurcit or ifw Aav- "MOYA"ISVERY GOOD OR VERY BAD Grand Jury's Criticism Starts Discussion as to Merits of Prison SOME FOLKS UPHOLD IT The Jteed Stteet County Prison, commonly Called Muyumeiislng and In tho vernacular of the police and those they deal with ab breviated to ''the Moya," is either unusually Kood or unusually bad. It Is one of the best prisons in the United BtHtes or It Is one of the worst Its superintendent. Fred A Cooke, and the board of prison Inspectors, headed by Dr Joseph M Iteevcs, should either be lucked up In tho tells of the prison- In pun Ishinerit for the way It la managed or bo publicly commended Those uri) tho unsatisfying facts ns ob tained from persons who know Moyanicn sing rrlson or, halng setn it, ought to know It A reader who has never set out tn tlnd whether such an Institution Is good ct bad may think tho tHek a simple one "Juat ask tho prisoners," he may say Yes, ask the prisoners Well, they say It Is a terrible place; the conditions are untolerable No, only some of thcin say that The others say It Is a tlrst-clncs prison, the Inmates of which arc well cured for So far ns prisoners' opinions are concerned, the goodness or badness nf Mnyamensliig de pends on which prisoners' opinion you want to take A good many folks di-n't want prisoners' opinions at all, putting little faith in the statements of anybody who Is bad enough or unfortunate enough to get Into tall. NO USE TO ASIC KEEPERS "Well, you can ak the keeptrs." As well nsk Mr Jones If his small son Is tho brightest boy In the square Mr Jones will say he Is unless the child Is an absolute and hopeless Idiot Mr Jones Is prejudiced In his son's favor. He Is hW son Maybe he really Is the brightest boy In the square, but Mr. Smith, who nlso has a boy. won't admit It Superintendent Cooke and Doctor P.recs say tho prison Is well managed. "Well,- let the flrand Jury say whether It's good or had " The Grand Jury has said It's bad. The October Orand Jury In Its final presentment yesterday said the cond tlons were so unsatisfactory that Cooko and Iteees and all the other In spectors should be put In the cells until they should come to their senses, when they would be better fitted to conduct an Insti tution of tho kind Put Simtiel Thompson, secretary of the Orand .Imv. while admitting that conditions at Mojnmenslng might not be perfect, refused to s en the report He thought It was un justified by tho facts "Try the Inspector of the Pennsylvania Prison Society " The Inspector of the Pennsylvania Prison Society is Frank .1. Pooley. Ho says the prison compares favorably with tho best prisons In the country. So there you are. If you nro not satis fied go to "the Moya" yourself and look It oer and form your own opinion, nut If you express It. be prepared to hac an ar gument rtHPOHT REVIVES DISCUSSION Tho Grand Jury's report on tho orison reviled tho old discussion as to the com petency of tho management of the prison Eerybody seems to have a lew and nobody seems nble to proe what he says. Two cars ngo thcro was much criticism of the conduct of tho prison and the Hoard of Judges, after an Investigation gave the Institution u "clean bill of health " Nobody's opinion apparently was changed a whit thereby. Those who had said the prison was well managed said, "See? What did we tell you?" Those who had criticized sild, "Of course. What did jou expect but a whitewash?" Hero is what the Grand Jury now has to say: This prison Is run In the most unsatis factory manner We found here that the prisoners are confined too closely to their cells The outside doors of the cells are solid and are always kept closed. Tho only light nnd air that the prisoners get conies through a very small window. The men and women confined there tell us that the only time that they are al lowed out of their cells Is on Sunday, when they go to bathe. Wo cannot con cede why the board of Inspectors and the superintendent keep the prisoners so closely confined As most prisoners are held hero only until they are tried, we see no reason why they should not receUe better treat ment They hae less liberty than tho long-term prisoners In the Esstern Peni tentiary The iKtard and superintendent are, in our opinion, mistaken when thev think that they are doing what Is bes't for the prisoners We think that they nrc driving them deeper Into crime by this treatment. The prisoners should be treated like human betngn nnd not be confined like n lot of wild beasts We therefore recommend that the pris oners should receive it once enough to bacco to last each one week and the same amount ench week thereafter, be exer cised fortv minutes every day and the board and superintendent be confined to cells, recele the same treatment as the prisoners until they are brought to their senses and then they may be better fit ted to run in Institution of this kind. If the board, and especially the superin tendent, hold their positions by political Influence, we think it Is about time to stop this and appoint a board and superin tendent who will try to uplift the prison ers Instead of drllng them deeper Into crime We therefore recommend that the board and superintendent be removed at once and men such as Messrs McKenty. warden of the Eistern Penitentiary, and Patterson, superintendent of the House of Correction be put In their places When Mr Pooley was asked what ha thought of this he said 'There must be a mistake somewhere. All the prisoners are allowed to exercise every day I think It Is for an hour. The prison Is sanitary and well managed. I think they probably took the word of some prisoners who would find fault and complain no matter how they were .treated." "Mr Pooley. how long have you been visiting Moyamenslng?" a reporter nsked. "About twenty years" "Hae you visited many other prisons In other cities'" 'Yes. many of them." CALLS IT GOOD PIUSON "How, In your opinion, does Moyamenslng compare with them?" "Very favorably with the best of them "Are you Interested In politics?" Mr. Pooley was asked. "Welt, I am a Republican, but I don't do anything mora than go out and vote. I am not active In politics." "Have you anything to do with any of the political factions?" "No. I Just go out and vote the repub lican ticket." Sunerlntendent Cooke said: "The Orand Jury was here about three hours, I knew they would criticize the prison management as soon as they aunt, I could tell It from their attitude. I trie to raalto them understand that It was a prison and should be judged as a prison, but I couldn't maka them understand Tbe prison Is here. Anybody tha wants to can come and look- at It. I'm not afraid to ahow It to any one. Instead of belnr al lowed to exercise only one day a week, they are allowed to exercise every day but one," Doctor .Reeves Midi "The prison Is well conducted. Anybody that gn through It and knows anything bout prisons and prisoners can tell that." Vice Consul In Africa Caught in Draft WILMINGTON. Del.. Nov J, The Kent County local exemption board has received the registration card of Charles IL Ilelsel, American Vice Consuf at Cape Town. South Africa. Ilelsel la a nature of Milford, Del., an was registered at Oape Town on August . HWHw Minora m f is name. He makes mw Mtnn yi k la 4 EVENING LEDGERr-PHILADELPHIA, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3 SPURN FROG-HOLLOW AID AT POLLS, BLANKENBURG WARNS ALL VOTERS ASSISTANCE forced upon timid voters In tho marking of their ballots is ono of tho chief weapons of the Frog Hollow desperadoes. They will use it to the limit on election day. Let me urge nil voters who nre offered assistance by tools of the contractor gang to decllno emphatically this insidious offer, to cast their ballot unaided nnd to refuse to let any gang volunteer cntor the booth with them. There will be enough friends of the Town Meeting party at all tho polls to see that voters are protected in tho free excrciso of their franchise. FIFTY-FIFTY PARTY'S "LAST DITCH" COUP ON EVE OF MUNICIPAL CONTESTS Contlnurcl from I'nee One tecnth street, nntl-Smlth leader In the Mayor's own ward, tljo Twenty-eighth. I'ltllK II. MclNTllti:, 5219 Chesfr avenue, a rcnl estate. nssessr and active Town Meeting worker In tho Fortieth Ward. II. l'i HUME, EOOI Whitby avenue, n Town Meeting worker in the Fortieth Ward. All three were held In ball for court by Magistrate Pennock at tho Central Station. Halt for Sterr, accused of perjury, was fixed nt $1000 without his appearing In court. According to William Gray, counsel for the Republican Organization City Com mittee, Stcir told Judge Ua l in t vo wit nesses perjured themselves when they tes tified that they did not sign Town Meeting nomination papers Tho warrant for his nr rest was sworn out by Gustav Kopp. 223G North Van Pelt street Sterr is tho man who led the bitter fight ngalnst tho Mayor In the Twenty-eighth Ward. Ho challenged tho Mayor to public debate some time ago nnd presided over a meeting at which the title of "Collars nnd CufTs" was conferred on the city's Chief Executive. Mclntyre, arrested at his home this morning, wns held In $1000 hall on charges of forgery and filing false nomination pa pers. The warrant was sworn out by Fer nando Sebrlng. "70l Wnodlni it uvmin ac cusing him of signing tho names of Stanley nnd W. C. Bodcn to Town Meeting nomina tion papers. Edme, also a Fortieth Ward worker, was held in J1C00 ball on three charges per jury, forgery and filing false nomination papers Tho warrant, also sworn out by Sfbrlng, accused him of Mgnlng tho name of Charles U. Mills, BC0S Whitby nvenue, to nomination papers of tho new party. Town Meeting leaders got wind of the forthcoming nrrests yesterday and by last night had made arrangements to ball out any Independent workers who would bo arrested. First reports, said to havo been "Inspired" In tho Vnre-Smlth camp, had It that hundreds of Town Meeting follow ers would be arrested In tne process of In timidation. The number reported to be In peril of arrest later dwindled to six. Captain of Detectives Tate, who was Con nected with the warrants, denied today that he hud a hand In It. "As far ns I am concerned thero aro no warrants out," ho said. "I know nothing about It No warrants were left with me to bo executed " Ho admitted tho possibility of the war rants halng been glcn to a lieutenant to be served. COURT TAKES CHARGE OF BAKING COMPANY U. S. Judge Dickinson Appoints Receiver for a Period of Thirty Days Lack of funds with which to continue the business resulted In Alio appointment today by Judge Dickinson, of tho Federal Court, of a receiver for tho Bnkers' Baking Com pany, which conducts a. largo manufactur ing nnd wholesale and retail bread and pastry business at from 9 to 21 North Fifty-second street, this city. Upon a bill tn equity filed by three cred itors, Judge Dickinson nppolnted Wlnfleld S McIIenry temporary receiver for thirty day, with authority to conduct tho business under a bond of $5000. Though tho company ls a Wilmington corporation and maintains a nominal of ficii in that city, as required by tho Dela ware laws, Its entire affairs and assets arc situated on North Fifty-second fetreet. It wns capitalized nt $150,000. For some reason not explained several of the officers of the company .tcently re rlgned, and the affaire nio now without a capable and responsible management. On top of this situation building and loan dues upon mortgages amounting to $85,000 agnlnst the property are in arrears; and In addition the company owes merchandise and similar debts of $31,688 17. The cur rent earnings of tho company are not suf ficient to meet obligations as they fall due, and all the money the corporation has In bank, It is declared, Is $105.87. It Is difficult to state the exact amount of the assets, creditors assert, because they hae been carried on the books of the com pany nt a highly Inflated value. With a considerable amount of raw ma terials on hand, and In view of the general need and scarcity of foodstuffs, the creditors hope that the receUer may be able to run the business to the ndvantage of creditors and fctockholders, with the ultimate view that It might be brought to a condition where It could be sold as a going concern. Tho company filed nn answer In which It stated that It hjid no objection to the ap pointment of a temporary receiver, and sub mitted Itself to any order the court might make. BROKER SHOP AT SEASIDE CLOSED; TWO WANT MONEY Manager and Creditor Take Out At tachments on Property of Easterday ATLANTIC CITY, Nov. 3. "Bulls" and "bears" did not prance today about the Boardwalk shop of W. W. Easterday, stock broker. The tickers were silent, the board boy was absent and the patrons' chairs empty. On the door were two attachment notices. One of these watrohtalned from the Dis trict Court by Lewis T. Hall, manager, who has a claim for $250. Another was taken out by Charles Kloppmeyer, who Is anxious to collect $475. If funds are not forthcom ing, the furnishings will be sold under the hammer, i American Shaft for Marne Field NEW YORK, Nov. . Americans will place a monument on the battlefield of the Marne to mark where the French halted Germany's advance against Paris. This becjme known today when It was an nounced that Frederick MacMonnles. sculp, tor, has been selected to design the me mortal. Many prominent men and women are on the committee charged with placing the monument Contributions will not be solicited until after the war ends. A erman Messenger Arrested on Border EL PASO, Tex., Nor. J Ernest Losen dorff, a Cerman subject, was arrested here today by agents of the Department of Justice while attempting to crois the border from Juarez Into El 1'juq. lis Is alleged to have carried messages from the United States to German diplomatic offices In Mexico. LosendorK : U told to have d- frfydfW iuAi4e Impeachment proceedings against Mayor Smith are regarded today as almost cer tain, following tho demand of the retiring October Grand Jury that he bo deposed and Director of Public Safety Wilson b ousted. "Tho action of the Grand Jury does not surprise me." said former Judge James Gay Gordon, who was one of the chief prose cutors of tti Mayor In the murder con spiracy charges that resulted In the Mayor being held In heavy hall. "It merely ade quately represents nnd voices the deep feel ing of the people of the city. It Is the natural and Inevitable result of the revela tions of the last six weeks," The Grand Jury's recommendations will he sent to the Hoard of .Iifdges at Itfl next quarterly meeting, the first Friday In De cember, ono month after next Tuesday's election It was Intimated that proceedings will not be delayed that long Charges of mal feasance, In office preferred by twenty citi zens are sufficient to set the machinery of the law In motion The Grand Jury's arraignment came as a heavy blow to the Vare-Smlth Republi can Organization In the waning stages of the campaign when It became known that Lloyd Beverlln, foreman of the Jury, la n Varo follower: nevertheless, he concurred In the unanimous presentment made. Tho Town Meeting party Issued a state ment declaring the Grand Jury's action to ho reflective, of ptiblln sentiment "The preliminary process of Impeachment has been formally launched." It says In part "Coming ns tho demand does, through lis machinery of the courts. It cannot lie disregarded' or assailed as a partisan politi cal Issue, but must bo viewed by a large part of the citizenship of Philadelphia as a ltal essential to tho readjustment and rcestabllshment of self-government In this city" It points out that the Grand Jury was chosen before the Fifth Ward crime, and therefore Its finding cannot bo re garded as a "frame-up" Foreman Beverlln added fuel to the flames when hn said that ho was a Vare man and would vote the Vare ticket "Personal feeling and politics played no part In our decision." he said. "Just becauso ono man Ls crooked Is no reason why tho whole party should be crooked I don't believe Vare Is connected with the Fifth Ward case, at nil" Tho city would get a "square deal," he sild. If the murder conspiracy hills against Isaac Deutsch and Pollco Lieutenant Ben nett had been brought before tho jury of which he was foreman FEDERAL AGENT SEIZES LIQUOR IN WILMINGTON Leading Cafe Owner Is Sus pected of Attempt to Evade War Tax WILMINGTON, Del.. Nov. 3. Deputy Internal Ilevcnuo Collector Arm strong today seized several hundred gallons of whisky, alleged to be the property of Charles Winkler, owner of one of tho lead ing cafe3 of tho city, on suspicion that the liquor was being concealed with the Inten tion of defrauding tho Government of the new war tax of $2.10 per gallon. The selzuro Included twenty to thirty barrels of whisky and gin, averaging about thirty-five gallons to tho barrel; between 2000 and 3000 bottles of whisky and sev eral cases of liquors. The booze was found. It Is said, In the basement of the Colonial Inn, on Sixteenth street near French. The Government tax. matVlSSOO?" " T0 Winkler Is the owner of the Hofbrau haus. at the corner of Tenth nnd Shipley streets, opposite tho Hotel du Pont and the big du Pont building. Ho Is widely known In Wilmington and the seizure of liquid goods by the Government authorities cre ated a sensation hero this afternoon. The ffCt ,at V1ImlStn nd rural New Cas tle will vote upon the question of "wet" or dry next Tuesday lends additional Inter, "ate tUa Governme"t offl- END 60O-MILE CRUISE INLAND IN FLORIDA Congressman Moore and Com panions of Waterways Associa tion Reach Key. West KEY WEST, Fla., Nov. 3. Congressman J. Hampton Moore, of Phil adelphia; Mayor Frederick XV. Donnelly of Trenton, and Charles Elma Smith, of the Atlantio Deeper Waterways Association completed their nearly COO-mlle cruise In-' land from Jacksonville. Tho last stretch of the run had to be made outside through whut Is known as-Hawks Channel, the out Msall covering- a distance of forty miles "We have proved up the Atlantic Inter! coastal waterway scheme," said Congress man Moore, "to Its southernmost extremity JV6.haVe"owed U unt wo ""'I Bo no :Hrl- eZ e navo lt0 shown Indisputably that the Horlda Inland waters .. im provement If the coastal chain from New England Is to be made continuous." CHILDREN DRENCHED AT FIRE Hose Is Uncoupled Before Water Is Turned Off A score of children who had gathered to watch a fire In the home of Robert Me Klnley, 152S North Bailey street, were drenched when firemen uncoupled the hose before the water; was turned off at the plug. The blaze, which started In the kitchen when tho flame from a gas stove Ignited the tablecloth, caused damage estimated at $500. LIBERTY BOND IN PAWN Only Lending $16.50 on $50 Certificate, Harrisburg Man Tells Polico ILVnnlSBUna, Nov J. A "loan office" operator called up the police and notified them a man wanted to pawn a $59 Liberty Bond. He asked If It would be all rlvht in make tho loan- The police said they had en' otiWctUtti. "Hew much oL .. WARNS OF WAR TAX AFTER WAR U. S. Internal Revenue Com missioner Roper Points to Future Needs DANGER OF INFLATION The warning that "war taxes" must go on for a number of years, no matter how soon the war may terminate, In order to pay off the Issues of Liberty Bonds which have been made necessary by the large war tlmo expenditures of tho United States, was sounded today In this city by Daniel C. llopcr, who, as Commissioner of Internal Itovcnue, ls tho man who Is responsible for tho collection of the war taxes which have Just been laid upon the American people by the last Congress Commissioner Boper came from Washington to address tho con ference called tq discuss war figures by the American Academy of Political and So cial Science, nnd whose sessions are being held In the assembly room of the Chamber of Commerce. Preceding Mr. Roper's address this after noon, A. C. Miller, of the Federal Reserve Board, Washington, made an equally signifi cant address at the morning session Mr, Miller, who was brought to the Federal Itcservo Board from the University of California becauso of his reputation ns one of the leading financial experts In the country, asserted that In his opinion the annual Income of the nation, that ls to say, the value of the gross annual production of American Industrie, could now be esti mated at not less than fifty billion dollars, and the net Income of the nation, since the beginning pf the war nt between ten and fourteen billion dollars annually In spite of this enormous wealth, however, he con tended, some way must be discovered by the people of the United States who are not serving as soldiers or as producers of supplies Intended for the prosecution of the war to double the pre-war productivity of the nation. TAX COLLECTION A HUGE TASK Commissioner Roper, after discussing tho problem of administering the war revenue act Just put Into effect, and of collecting from each citizen the full amount of his contribution to the nation's need without disturbance to business, gave nn Idea of the Immensity of the task before the Bureau of Internal Revenue by pointing out that while the number of Income tax returns last year was 780,000, the number esti mated for 1918 Is 0,360,000 A largely Increased number of employes of the bureau has of course been mado necessary, together with the creation of nn excess profits advisory board and a board of legal review by the President. Com missioner Roper laid emphasis on the fact that the latter board will be Recruited from unofficial life. Eminent lawyers, said he, will bo asked to contribute their services for advice to the bureau. "The new law presents many problems of construction nnd Interpretation which are fraught with grave consequences to the public revenues and t business," said Mr Roper The creation of the Board of Legal Review along the lines contemplated ls an assurance to the country that these prob lems will not be dealt with In a narrow, bureaucratic way, but that they will be tolved In the light of the broadest nnd most constructive legal knowledge and cxperl enco available." AVAR TAXES TO CONTINUE Predicting a continuance of war taxa tion, he said: "Tho large expenditures of the Govern ment on account of the war will make necessary an elaborate program of Federal taxation for a number of years. The Issues of war bonds, which have been so liberally sujscrlbed, will eventually have to be dis solved by direct levy on the people. A great sinking fund must be provided against the days of maturity, and meanwhile a con siderable part of tho war budget of each year will be paid out of tho revenue of current years "It Is very desirable that tho tax-gathcr-Ing machinery be perfected In every part and that the fullest posslblo expression be given to the experience of tho publlo nnd of the Government with the operation of the first war-revenue act. Inequalities and in consistencies In the existing revenue scheme may be removed In later legislation If only the present program ls Intelligently and fairly carried out and subjected to con structive and helpful criticism. To this end the Bureau of Internal Revenue. In analyz ing the new law. is creating two files, one of administrative practices, rules and regu lations; the other cf needed legislative re dress and relief to be submitted to Con gress. This seems but just, when the Gov ernment and business must work shoulder to shoulder In bearing the responsibilities of encouraging and supporting our boys In the trenches." Other speakers nt this afternoon's ses slon were Dr. Klmnn w Hgiisn . ...i ,, . ' - - ...., w n,u uni versity of Pennsylvania; Dr. T. S. Adams of Yale University, and J. F, Zoller, tax attorney fcT the General Electric Company. Schenectady, N. Y. Charles S. Calwell. president of tho Corn Exchange National jju.m, ui j-nuaaeipnia, presided at the afternoon session, while Dr. Frank L Mc Vey. president of the 7Tnlvor.it,. V tucky, presided at the morning session. 15,000,000 WAR WORKERS Mr. Miller, of the Federal Reservo Board drove home tho meaning of the economic problem created by the war by showing that not less than 15,000,000 men out of the 30,000,000 workers In the United States must now give all their energies to war work. To care for the needs of America's civilian population, a way must be dlscov ered by which the productivity of the rest of the nation can be Increased so as to fill tho gap left by tin. withdrawal of half of tho nation's workers for war work. For ho nolnted out. unon what ... - J . ' ' ---" ""v v" iroauce apart from war supplies depends the abll- njr w mo iwwu iu iuokb lurwer war ex. pendltures. "The man who knowingly preaches Tiusl. ness as usual' ls rironostnr th. . . . - - - -- ---- -o .... litigate aa. vantage be set ahead of publlo necessity" Inflation because of Government loans Is aueuuy ujjuh wc uuuniry in a slight degree and will Increase as It b.13 In Europe unless the people exercise the greatest economy he said He estimated Germany had liw flated Its currency 230 per cent In the three years of war. High prices In America, he declared, were partly due to the fact that than wealth had been produced. PRICES' INCREASED 8D PER CENT American prices, he declared, have In creased 89 per cent as against 120 ner cent 'for English. v In addition to Individual thrift nnd In. creased productiveness ho asserted: "The right of way must be given to In. dustrtes which contribute to the war needs of the Government. While we all saVo there must be no leakage or lost motion in producing articles which are not needed." "The American business system Is on trial In this war," continued Mr. Miller, "if u falls to rise to the occasion through cow ardlce, weakness or selfishness it will have gone a long way toward sounding Its death knell and surrendering to other agencies tho right of leadership In the great processes of economic reconatructloo'whlch must take place at the close of the war. "I cannot believe that those who are sponsoring the doctrine of 'business as usual' caq appreciate the economlo significance of the doctrine. The man who knowingly preaches the doctrine of 'business as usual' at this time Is proposing that private ad vantage should be set against or ahead of publlo necessity. At this crisis In the na tion's life every business, no matter what Its nature, 'Is affected with a publln Interest, and the public has- a right which It Indeed owes itself, to determine within what linii 1017 TWO SAMMEES DIE WHILE ON DUTY WITH PERSHING Gunshot Wound Is Fatal to Ono Pri vato on French Front WASHINGTON, NovT 3. Two American soldiers havo died while on duty In n"' aeneral Pershing today reported tho foi lowing casualties , , Private. Frank Vanr. Infantry, died fr m blood poisoning resulting from n Runstiot wound, possibly accidental; mother. Mrs. May Vana, 7 Twelfth street, Milwaukee, Win. Private Ralph W. Wheeler, machine-gun battalion: father, Fred Wheeler, Westmore land, N. II. WHIRLWIND TOURS FOR MAYORALTY Struggle Between Penrose and Brumbaugh Forces Nears End CHARGES BY BOTH SIDES PITTSBURGH, Nov. 3. In tho last stages of the campaign for the mayoralty of Pittsburgh William A. Magce. former Mayor and Public Service Commissioner, candidate of the Brumbaugh-Vare forces, and Edward Voso Babcock, Penrose-Leslle candidate and wealthy lumber dealer, are conducting whirlwind tours of the city, while the voters aro being swamped with literature of all sorts. Even the women of the city, though they have no voice In tho matter, aro being urged to uso their Influence toward swinging the votes of their husbands, sweethearts or brothers, tho Magco faction using this method Urging his election on his business rec ord, Babcock has Invited an investigation of his record, with the result that the city Is agog with the stories related by Mageo men on conditions existing In the Babcock, Oo., plant of the Babcock Lumber Com pany, of which the Armstrong-Penrose-Les-lie candidate ls president. His reputed use of convict labor until the State of Georgia abolished It, has been published and talked of, while his alleged antagonism to unloi. labor has been played to the limit by speak ers of the opposing faction. On tho other hand, Magee's record as former Mayor has been produced by the Babcock leaders, and the Brumbaugh-Vare candidate has been characterized as a spender and 0 "doublc-crosser." Dr J. P. Kerr, third candidate for the nomination In the primaries, president of City Council and formerly chief Magee lieutenant In this city, declaring that Mages Is unfit to be Mayor, has stumped the city for the Pen rose candidate and Is endeavoring to turn some 15,000 votes cast for him as an inde pendent candidate In the primary to Bab cock. Joseph M. Guffey, general manager of the Philadelphia Company, acting State chair man of tho Democratic party, has thrown his Influence to Magcc, which leads tho Babcock leaders to announce that a Blx-cent street car fare faces the city If Magee Is elected. FIVE ARE NEAR DEATH IN GAS-FILLED HOUSE Roomei Puts Quarter in Meter While JetIs Open Saved by Injured Hand Five persons narrowly escaped death early this morning when a roomer In the homo of Ephralm Holiday, 2031 North Mar vine street, put a quarter In tho gas meter whllo one of the Jets was open Several times during the night Holiday who had retired with an injured hand, was awakened by the pain. It was shortly after 3 o'clock that he smelled gas. Ho awakened his wife Caroline, and they, nearly over come by the fumes, hastened to the room occupied by Isaac Bacon and George Shcp perd With dllflculty they succeeded In arousing the men. The four went to Robert Gray's room and thero found gas escaping Gray was unconscious. When the police of tho Twenty-eighth District were notified they brought a lung motor nnd attempted to revive Gray as they rushed him to the Women's Homeopathic Hospital. Physicians said that their work would probably save his life. According to tho police. Gray fell ablcep whllo reading In bed and the gas in the meter burned out. Sheppard later, the po lice say, went Into the basement to replen ish the gas supply. Wills Probated by Register Wills probated today Include those of Jane V. Sherlden, 180G North Broad street which. In private bequests, disposes of property valued at $117,000; Benjamin B Lewis, Highland Park, $13,000; Andrew Brown, 2718 Poplar street, $10,800, and Amelia B. Stone. Evergreen and Stenton avenues, $7000. An inventory of the estate of Horace V Weeks filed today places the valuation ol the personal effects left by tho testator nt $281,243.00. Alhucemas Forms Spanish Cabinet MADRID. Nov. 3 Mnrrmln AIV.ttn.m- tcrday succeeded In forming a Cabinet and win neau me new npanisn uovernment, It was announced. The success of Premier Alhucemas followed the failure of former Premlpr Mftiira in fnrm n Pahln.i .,.. preceded by a conference between General weyier ana tne lung, at wnicn It la pre sumed the support of the army was pledged to the Alhucemas Government. War Talks at Business Science Club The war was brought home to members of the Business Science Club In tho Belle-vue-Stratford when addresses were made by Major W. A. Garrett, U. S. It., who re cently returned from the front, and Lieu tenant James W. P. Skldmore. First Cann. 'dlan Battalion. Report Philadelphian Slain in France The Canadian War Office In Ottawa tnrtnv announced the death of P. 8. Claggett, of this city, who was killed while fighting In France. Neither the street directory nor the telephone book contains the name of 'T H riaer.tt Funds for Officers ami Enlisted Men In tht U. 8. Army and Navy and wltl? rUd Cross or Y. M. Cfc A. The Safest Way To carry fund Is by Trav.lsr Lattara of Credit whloh v it frjt, of oommlsilon. To tend fund la by Mall or Cabla Tranafar which may b mada through ua. WB HAVE OUR OWN AMERICAN REPRE8BNTATIVE IN rRANOE TH-QUARTER8 AT THE OFFICE OF CREDIT COMMERCIAL DE FRANCE 20 RUE LAFAYETTE, PARIS Brown Brothers & Co. RECORD BIDS DUE FOR STREET WORK Proposals Asked for Clean. ing Contracts to Be Re- ceived November 13 OTHER ESTIMATES UP ' Proposals for street cleaning In 191 w.. asked today and will be received and S uled on November 13 by Director D, man, of the Department of Public WJv. That tho estimate prices will be SS? breaking Is considered certain, in view Vt tho demand of the Penn Reduction rJ pany for garbage collections. m' Tho cost to the city for street cleanly. garbage collection nnd removal of ash'' three kinds of municipal work consId.,M as a class and handled exclusively h ,1. new Street Cleaning Bureau, has mL; 1 by leaps and bounds under he SrnUh '? ministration until the astonishing Stil t $3,125 790 has been reached, with a Li high level In sight for 1918. ns comnarM to $2,100,116 In 1910. compared The specifications call for machln... equipment and for changes In thedSSS system In some sections, and heavy advanei! In estimates are foreshadowed by exnl ory statements relative to the co f" labor, etc., such as accompanied the dm.n 0nLale F.inn r"ducn Company for BJK 000 for the same work being done this l... for $432,000 If the same fatlo of increa.. Is adopted by Senator Edwin M, Vare mJ his fellow street-cleartlng contractors u,. cost of the street cleaning", ash remo 1 and garbago collections will bo nearer 14 oodoas thah$3,000,000 during the TexV'u-elv. FINES HAVE DWINDLED While Chief -William Connell was la charge of the old Bureau of Hlhwv. Contractor Vare and others were repeated, fined many thousands of dollars for derello. tlons of duty, and in this way a part of the grand total of estimates was saved to tho city and the contractors forced to livs up to specifications. During the first few months of this year former Chief ConntU Imposed fines exceeding $80,000, but sine his retirement fines have dwindled each month until they are now not a healthy fraction of the penalties formerly Imposed. The figures for 1916, when contracts were let under the Blankenburg Administration for the first year of the Smith Administra tion and for 1917 the first year the con tracts were let under the present regime, best tell the story of mounting prices. 1916 1917 Street cleaning Jl.233,847 $1,983,900 Ash removal C34.681 709.819 Garbage collection and disposal 323,586 482,000 $2,100,116 $3,125,790 This Increase of $1,025,674 was a record breaking Jump, but if contractual demands can be foreshadowed by the one estlmati already rceeived by the Penn Reduction Company it will be beaten In 191S. VARE LEADING STREET CLEANER The most Important of the street-cleaning contractors ls Senator Edwin II Vare, who for years has received the contract for cleaning and ash removal In the central nnd southern sections of the city Just now ho holds b contract with tho city for filling In low Inncls at League Island Park af a contract price of $I13.13G.97. Under 11 he Is paid forty to fifty cents a cubic yard for dirt, ashes and top soil fill. League Island, because of Its location, forms n most convenient dumping place, and Senator Vare so far has never had any trouble In landing nil the League Island filling contracts and nil the street cleaning contracts in the sections referred to. This year he need fear no competition, as he has the equipment necessary and the or ganization that enables him to underbid nny one. BAD LUCK TO STEAL $13, ACCORDING TO MR. JONES Three Negroes Took His Cash, but Polico Quickly Arrest Trio It's bad luck to steal $13. Within half an hour after three negroes forced William Jones to part with this sum much against his will, four blacks had been gathered In by the police on suspicion. Jones was on his way home. The money was camouflaged within his shirt. II seems that one of tho quartet who accosted him knew this, for his black hand tore aside ho bosom of Jones's shirt and drew forth the money Immediately. Jones assumed tho polico would be slight ly Interested. He told Policemen Butler and Stevenson. On hearing details of the robbery, they walked straightway to a res taurant near Thirteenth and South streets, which is noted for its brand of fish cakes. Three negroes were In the midst of a mam moth meal when the cops arrived. They attempted a rush for the street, but were conquered after a battle. Jones said the men looked very much like those who took his money. The prisoners declined to dis cuss the matter. They gave their names as William Patterson, William Graff nnd Joe Johnson. All were taken to the Eleventh and Pine streets station. U. S. BALLOON FLIES 297 MILES Shot at Twice on Test Trip From Ak ron to Clearfield, Pa. CLEARFIELD, Pa., Nov. 3. The United States Government's spherical balloon which left the Goodyear Rubber Company grounds nt Akron, O., early today for an endurance test, landed here safely before noon. The balloon carried five persons and traveled 297 miles. The men report they were shot at twice while making the journey. Appointments at City Hall City appointments today Include Dr. Samuel L. Baron, 2803 North Twenty-sixth street, assistant school medical Inspector, Bureau of Health, silary $600, nnd Alice C. Yerkes, 1457 North Sixtieth street, operator, Bureau of Water, $2,50 a day TOO LATK POn CLASSIFICATION DEATHS 1 r.?lXAnD-:Tt 2232 8- 12th St., Nov. S. MARY A., wife of Tbomi I'olUrd. Notice of funeral later. DAVIS. Nov 2, IIENTtT P. DAVIS. Rela tives and friends Invited to funeral. Mon., 3 p. m.. Cream Itldse Presbyterian Church. s mmms, j, wCiaiiaj8im to ''cariM to UmM". $ ttet Mns (MM W elfeuiMdrttMtl t Uu ? mimx&wMm """w. C xi i. 5 Mfie, ""-T- ""' " L S- irW?. 3r.