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PHILADELPHIA, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 19H.
PRICE ONE CENT
METHODS OF MEN
IN LAND GRAB DEAL
DOMINION REFUGEES HERE WITH WAR TALES
Visits to Property Owners in Vicinity of
21st and Race Streets and Vague Of
fers to Buy Assume New Significance
in Light of Municipal Court Project.
Proposed Purchase of the Magdalen Home
Admitted by Those in the Secret to
Be Only the "Entering Wedge" in
$2,000,000 Building Fund.
Mysterious calls by mvstcrlnus men on
property owners In the vicinity of .Hit
and Race streets the site for fie pro-
' Dosed $:,0OO,0OO "marble hall" S"tb of
JJJifhe Municipal Court, have taken a new
racmeanlng to those who entertained the
ticmen since the plans of McNlchol-1'en-
"roso forces have been revealed.
Jho Far months befoie It was even whis
to pered that the Detention House at fid
crnd Arch streets, built only sK years ago,
thowas to be abandoned persons who owned
iftiProperty In the path of the crab have
onetiecn asked to tell what they would sell
BUbfor. Sometimes the "agents" havo said
i" they represented the city, but more oftn
j,they have come from "person who did
eagiiot want to figure in the transaction
thountil It was closed.'
wr' No one knows who these men arc. Put
."I'they havo been unsuccessful In most
thacases. as the nelqhbm hood W made up of
die thrifty people wno snwd until they had
"wtenough to buy a home and who intend
Is gstlcking to it despite aliunus oners eu
No one connected with the land grab
will admit l.tivlnc thought of the 21st
and Itace stieets property befor- the end
of last May. But the visits of the mya
t'x''us men began a Ions time bofjre
agui: methods of agents.
Mcst of the property owners along
Winter street tell the same story. They
have been approached very warily and
questioned vaguely us to wnat they
thought about selling and how much
they would want lor their lots. They
knew nothing of the Municipal Court's
plans and those who su"pected theie
v:as anything poouliar In the visits from
agents put it down to the Parkway con
demnatlons. Some property owners stopped talking
very quickly when iihked if any one had
tried to bay options on their land. Op
tions, like dead men, tell no tales, it
has been puinted out Records at City
Hall aie innocent enough. There Is one
It is .uiown that one of the properties
owned by Mis. James P McNlchol, a
Iour-tory I tick houie at 3 "22 Race stieet,
directly aeioss tho street from the "liar
blc Hall' property site, would be en
hanced in value In the event of the grab
bung perfected. It is valuid now at
Astonishment at the land grab Is being
followed bv sha:pet criticism ataon,'
those tamillur with the scheme of the
It was pointed out today that the gang
majority In coun.-iU was willing enough
to spend millions to house a Municipal
Court less than a year old, but that plans
which would be of Incalculable benefit to
persons In every part of Philadelphia In
the new subway and other transit Im
provements were being held up and
blocked at every turn
Councils granted JtOO.OOO of the loan bill
money for the Municipal Court plans, but
reluctantly allowed $500,5X1 for preliminary
work to Improve transit only under the
heaviest pressure of public opinion, ft
was pointed out.
After the revelation Saturday of the
plans to buy nearly an entire city square
and put up buildings worth SW.WV), of
ficials connected with the Municipal Court
admitted the truth of the Idea as set
forth after investigations
ONLY THE "ENTEWNO WEDGE "
Executive- Clerk Fred C. Simon, of the
Municipal Court, admitted that the SWO.ono
item In the loan bill and the ordinance
passed over the Mayor's veto to acquire
a small plot at 21st and Race streets were
only the "c-nteitng wedges" In the scheme
to hour the Municipal Court in mag
nificent buildings on an expensive tract.
"Wo proposed to add from time to time
to the Magdalen home property," ttld
Elrr.on. "Tho ?-MMj00 in t'ie loan bill wat.
to e the basis of a butldlne fund. After
(totting the tlrst property we Intended
acquiring more by ntw ordinance until
the plans was carried out'"
The ev House of Detention at 22d and
Aich streets would be abandoned If the
land grab plans went through This was
admitted by promoters of the grab
scheme. , ,
The House of Detention was completed
only six vears ago, and It is still lit
tood condition, according to Mrs. Henrv
p Richardson, wife of the superlntewl
ent mid assistant to hiro
"Tho Imlls Kre very crowded during the
tourt days." said Mrs. Itlchardson. "and
the noito of passing street cars make it
h irU to hear In the courtroom. If It were
not for the couit hero, we would be able
j manage very wei' "
hm the JwwniU Court mas moved
to tlw House of Petentlon many of the
offltes on the first floor of the bulldtns
were turned oier to probation officers ami
other officials and playrooms and other
quarters for the children baa to be taken
to the second floor.
We used to be pressed to room to
accommodate the children," saW Mrs.
Richardson but since Judge fiorman
has been hoUMiu.' court every day instead
of once each week there Is not so much
PRESENT QUARTERS AMPLE.
A trip thiough the house falls to show
an signs of crowding or serious defects
in the Pn oi construction. Children sat
studying their Uoni In class rooms and
everthliifc stem-d in excellent order
There are ditlsons for tlit offenders
art 1 second offenders, and the sanitary
arrangements and ventilation sstetri3
v -e faul'U . according to Mrs Richard
B t voui "-re. not here 4Ji a court day,'
p-otestca vnc.i It was rotated out
that tbe House el DeUoiiea fUaxoj ?tes
1 to deserve all tho hard things said of
I. inu.-e who want io uuim a new one.
"On couit dns," sue said, "the halls
nre crowded so that it Is almost Im
possible to pass. And the Judge lias only
one sm ill room lo himself. If people
come to see him he has only that small
room to entertain them In."
The advisory board, of which Louh
Wolf, George Q. Horwltz, Louite Jurist,
and others are members, complain be
cause their meeting aie Interrupted, they
say, by the noise of street cars passing
along Vrch .street and turning north on
22d street. Their meeting room is at
the side facing 22d street, but they havo
to go over into the probation officers'
room for their meeting because the cars
make so much noise, according to Mr.
Meanwhile Munlclpnl Court officials and
other organization men are considerably
upset by the pub'ieltj given their plans.
There Is an impression that the plans
for buMng the rest of the property may
be submerged tor a time in the hope that
the Mze of the grab and the methods
chosen to make it may be forgotten
FENCIBLES MUST SURRENDER
ARMORY TO THE CITY
Dilatory Tactics of Councils Forces
Vacation of Broad Street Site.
Owing to the dilatoriness of City Coun
cils to act on an ordinance prodding for
an extensions of the leac of the State
Tenslbles' Armory building at Broad ami
Callow hill streets, that mllitaty otganlza
tlon will be compelled Immediately to
vacate and deliver up possession to tin
The lease of the armory building empire '
on March 1 last, and the city declined t
renew It, for the reason, according t
Emanuel Furth, who represents the Fi i
cibe!, that the establishment of tin
Municipal Court made It necessary for tl
city to find quarters outside of "the Citv
Hall for some of its- departments In oid-r
to make room for the new court
Alter Judgment had been entered on
tht kase, Mr Furth stayed Immediate
ejection by taking a rule to show cnu-
wh the judgment should not be opened
Meantime a bill was Introduced in tin
Joint Committee of Councils on City
Property providing for an extension of
the original lease t the Stat" Fencibl. s
foi JO ears longer. This was favorabl
repo'ted from committee, but no action
was taken by Councils as a body on the
pi posed ordinance.
Mr. Furth explained to Court of Com
mon Pleas No. 1 today t'lat Director
Porter had agreed that no further steps
would bo taken by tho city to get pos
S' "Slon of the armory building until Coun
cil" had acted on the proposed ordinance
Mr. Furth added that the appropriation
of HOO.oro by the city from the recentl.v
authorised loan to provide new quarters
for the .Municipal Court would further
relievo the necessity for ousting the Fen
clble, and he therefore appealed to the
equity side of the court to open the Judg
ment entered on the lease.
Assistant City Solicitor Edgar "W. Lank
argued that Director Porter had no au
thority to act for the city In such a
matter and the Law Department was
laying itself open to criticism by reason
of tho delay in getting possession of tho
armory. Tho court said that Councils
was tho only authority for leasing city
propei ties anil the rule to open judgment
Passengerswho arrived in port on the American liner Dominion today.
Nearly all had some war experience to tell, eager to make it ltnown and glad
to be home agnin. Reading from left to right are Miss Elizabeth Doerr, of
this city, who left Brussels a day after the German occupation of the city;
John Vrooman, an American Boy Scout, who lived in England for three
years and had a chance to see what war activity is like; Captain Frank V.
Avery, U. S. A. retired, who spoke highly of the German army and mobiliza
tion; De Forrest Hart, of Chicago, who arrived from South Africa and spoke
of the sentiment among England's erstwhile enemies and present loyal sub
jects, the Boers, and Mrs. K. Gabel and her son, Milton, who were in Berlin
at the height of the warlike enthusiasm.
MAN ACCUSED OF SHOOTING
AT BICYCLIST WITH BALL
Police Declare H Fired When Rider
Continued Xoud Ringing.
HiejClo bells hnuia iijt le rung ,,n the
Sabbath in the .jp nlon of Joseph Ur,iten.
of 171 West Price street It Id alleged
he di monstrated his objection to this
violation by shooting at P.ayinond Hall,
of 5016 Marion street. Bolden was held
under Js bail bj Magistrate Pennok,
of the Uermantown police station, this
According to the police. Hall had been
riding in the neighborhood of Wayne
avenue and Tulpehocken street, ringing
hU bicycle bell in a particularly loud and
di4greeable manner, and IMdeu ex
Pleased his obleetion tn . .,,,!...
several times tu the ejcllst without hemg j
uuw tu perauuue mm to slop Finally
Bolden drew a revolver and, thu police
state, fired at Hall. Tho .,,n... n,i.LUi
Hall and uurled itself in the tonneau of i
on uuiuiiiuuue aiunqing in rrojit of the
Borage owned by Edward Miller. A num
brr of men standing in front of the gar
age narrowly escaped being struck.
Spanish Course to Aid Business
Prompted by tho suggestion of export
ins films engaged in the South American
traje a louise in Spanish and Hpanish
Amerlian business Inns and customs
opens tonight n the West Rranih T. M.
POLICE SEEK BODY . NEWS-POST QUITS;
OF MAN WHOSE WIFE
SCOUTS SUICIDE IDEA EXCITING CAREER
Carr's Coat Found on Bridge, I Scripps-McRae Publication,
But Mrs. Carr Says He I Says President Clark, Was
Not a Paying Proposition.
Two Years Old.
to End His Life.
A Chattanooga man nrenely met on the
highway an aged uarfcey of his acquaint
ance uitb his arm in a ding.
"U your arm broken?" asked the Chat
tanooga man solicitously.
The old fellow grinned.. "N'o, boss, It
ain't broken onlv gun sore."
"Ah, been bunting'"
"Xo. suh; ain't been Jiuntin'j been
shootln' at tres."
"Target practice, eh?"
"No, suh. ain't target practice; jest
shootm' at trees "
"I don t understand "
v n eijh it lest I'ke dig I goes out
int de moods sin I selects my trees an'
I shoots bullets into era. In a little while
de tr-es grows 'round de bullets. Den I
cuts 'era do'vn to ?ell to persona from de
Nrth as rel's of de battle of Lookout
05jnJala."-New PrteM Siatea,
Whether Harry Carr, 110 Xorth Tenth
street, Camden, is a suleidn or not U ex
petted to bo determined by a ciew from
the police boat Iteyburn today. The
man's coat wbb found on the Market
street bridge over the Schuylkill Itlver
eaily todfty. but his wife, whom It ia
alleged he tried to kill last night, scouts
the suicide theory, iaing her husband
did not "have nerve enough" to take his
ThI theory is also shared by John
l,cin3, a Camden dftective, who said to
daj Curr was wauled in Camden for rob
bery and lie was still Imnt.nr for him.
despite the. fact persons testified to see
ing the man Jump from the bridge today.
Levins says ho believes the coal left on
the bridge was put there for u "bluff."
Carr was out on probation under a
suspended sentence for previous theft
when a, new warrant was sworn out for
his arrest, charging him with larceny
from n M. Hollinsshead. a sqap inker
According to the police of the S?d street
and Woodland avenue precinct, a small
by came to them this morning, uuing
he had seen a man jump from the Market
street bridge and that his coat was left
on the ledge. The coat was found and
tht police boat Iteyburn sent to grapple
for the supposed body
In the pockets of the coat found, on
Market street bridge was a letter ad
dressed to Harry Carr, 155 Green street,
Philadelphia Subsequent investigations
have led the polite to adopt a theory
that the owner of the coat was the same
Carr wanttd in Cunden for larceny.
Other papers found In the coat pockets
strengthened this idea.
P. J, McGARVEY RE-ELECTED
I'atrlcl. J McOarvey wae re-tleded
count piesldent of the Ancient Order of
Hibernians, at the losing session of their
convention helJ last night in Apollo Hall
Thomas r O Nelll was elected viee pres
ident, John V Ifnrgan, recording secre
tary , Bryan J Tarsey, financial secre
tary; Patrick J Fitzgerald, corresponding
secretary. Patrlrk McLaughlin, the na
ll?cal president, ntten.dt-i the fceeUnfe
'Die News-Post has suspended. The
last Issue appeared Saturday, hut the
announcement that the newspaper had
ceased publication was withheld until
this mornlnt;. The News-Post, u mem
ber of the Scrlpps-Mcltae league of
newspapers, b published at Tenth and
Hamilton streets, In tho heart of the old
Tenderloin, with two afternoon editions.
The ilrst issue appeared April 10, 1912
Sinco tlKn It appeared without Interrup
tion until this morniiiB i-or a time dur
ing the outbieak of tho Huropean war
a Sunday edition was published.
The radical tone which predominated In
tho News-Post made it a somen of curi
osity and wonder to tho man in the street.
Its publishers denied ait connection with
un pari), but the paper generally was
regarded as dominated by Socialists.
The News-Post had an exciting career.
At one time the staff was arrested on a
charge of criminal libel preferred by
Magistrate Thomas W. McFurluml, and
last Ma) the publishers were leprlmandcd
by Judge Martin, of the Common Pleas
Couit. for their comment on a cjamage
suit for damages tried before him.
The s ispension this morning -was a com
plete urj-rlse to those In touch with the
newspaper Held in Philadelphia Three
months ago the tlze of the paper was
increased from four to tight pages and
a more ambitious tone pervaded Its ac
tivities. There was much wonder as to
"how the) kept it rfoin." hut ciiiestloners
were told the paper would be continued
fo rat least two )ears longer.
The decision to buwend became known
here lifter the return of II. II. Chirk, tho
piesldeiit of the company, from Los
Angeles last IViday.
"Phtlidelphla 1. a good town," said Mr.
Clark this morning, "but we didn't put
up the paper in the wav to make people
bu it This was not a failure All our
bills are paid Vi have just Quit, that
is ail. When a Scrlpps-Meltae paper
doesn't pay It Just stops without any futa.
We came here without any preliminary
announcement, and We are going out the.
same way It U not the Scripps-Mcltae
policy to ell its pap;re.
OF COUNCILS RESIGNS
TO BALK MACHINE
Simmington Retires in Order
to Permit Election of Suc
cessor in November Who
Will Uphold Mayor's
James Simmington, Common Council
man from tho 3th Ward, and candidate
for the Legislature from tho IStli District
on the Democratic and VlashInston tick
ets, resigned from Councils at noon to
day. Mr. Simmington enmo to City Hall
with Alexis J. Llmcburner, also Council
man from the ISth Waid, and handed his
formal resignation to President McCurdy.
H.-ielt of Mr. Slmmlncton's resignation
is the fight of tho administration leaders
In CounclH to muster enough votes to
stand behind Mayor Ulankenbun? In hia
reform measures, Legally, Mr. SimmlnB-
ton, even if elected to tho Legislature,
might have remained In Councils until
January 1. 1015. By resigning then, liow-
eer, the seat of one reform Councilman
would have been vacant until tho No
vember election next year.
The resignation of Mr. Simmington at
this time gives nn opportunity for his
sucessor to be elected on November 4,
.v.ta ..nn.. Tr Rl mm I n ct nn Intend? to CO.
oicrate with the reform leaders In his
ward to have elected a man wno win
sUnd by tho Mayor In order that the
numerical ratio of administration and or
ganization Counclimen will remain as It
now Is. , ,
Soe,rnl men havo been considered by
the administration lenders to (111 tho
Councilmanlc acaney. Amony these
Jacob Jlothkugle. who lives at the south-t-uht
comer of 22d and Dauphin .streets,
Is the most favored. Mr. Itothkugle re
signed as nominee for the Legislature
on the Washington party ticket in order
to perfect fusion In the 13th District.
His sacrifice In resigning, his friends say,
makes him the logical candidate to take
the place made vacant by Mr. flm
minuton. from th Demociatlc paity and live fiom
the Washington party will meet tonight
to determine upon the candidate Pro
vided they agree upon a name the Wash
ington party Ward Committee will meet
tomorrow night to Indorse their choice
The Democratic Ward Committee will
meet on Thursday night to take similar
Mr. SlmmttiRton was elected to Com
mon Council In 1S11 at the time Iludolpli
Illnnkeubun; was elected Mayor. Last
)ar he was re-elected with little eippo
tltlon. Two other Common Counclimen
represent the Twent) -eighth Ward. Alexis
J. Limeburner and Charles J. McKlnney.
In Select Council William H Qulgley rep
resents the ward.
COW ATTACKS POLICEMEN
Wild Animal Makes Mad Charge
at Mounted Officials,
Mounted Policemen Harlman and flrad
le, of the Ilranchtown station, met a
cok yesterday while patrolling tlu-lr beats.
They attempted to place her under ar
rest for corner launglng or some other
technical charge which would hold a
cow, but nh turned upon the policemen
and butted them from their shklng
horses. They shot the cow and will send
her carcass to the University of Penn
gylvanla to have It classified. The police
want to learn If she had rabies, was
temporarily deranged or was Just a plain,
ordinary cow The animal escaped from
a herd going to a (laughter, house ijm
wee3 mo. ,&Ssk - Kh
Steamship Docks at Wash
ington Avenue Wharf Af
ter Uneventful Voyage
"With hundreds of passengers from all
parts of the European war zone on board
tho American Line atcampshlp Dominion
landed at the Washington avenue wharf
from Liverpool, this morning. Tho liner
arrived after an uneventful voyage, on
which no obstacles were encountered,
"not even a German cruiser," as Captain
W. E. Ingham put It.
But If tho voyage of the ship was un
eventful the experiences encountered by
many of the passengers on the continent
were different. Many of tho passengers,
and particularly the women, havo ex
periences of all soi ts to relate.
A graphic story of the occupation of
Brussels by the German forces was told
by Miss Elizabeth Doerr, of this city,
who left Brussels a day after the arrival
of tho German army there.
"I shall never forgot tho sight,"' said
Miss Doerr. "One million men, like a
reat tolling cloud, passed through the
city. It took them three days and three
nights to do It, and when they got through
Brussels was foiaged. There waa hardly
a bit of food In the city. Not a dron, of
milk could bo gotten. All the food stares
and warehouses were emptied by the
Geimnns and the palaco and public
houses were occupied by tho now Ger
man garrison left behind by the main
"It was on AiiRUst 20 caily In the morn
InK when wo received orders that all Hags
but tho German nml the Ameilcan flags
must be removed from sight. A shott
time after the receipt of this order the
first German olllccr, lldlns on a bicycle,
entered the city. Wo saw him, for, en
couraged by the report from the American
legation that tho city would bo sur
rendered without resistance, we took u
chance and went out for a promenade.
Behind the otllcor camo 40 cavalry men
with rifles ready to shoot If any sign of
sniping should nppar. And then came
the real sight. One million men, one huge,
oneness cloud of humanity entered tho
city It seems strange, but all bf them
looked tired. Mans of them ccemed to
he do7lng on their horses, and eveiy now
and then, roused by some noise and sound,
would hiiriledly open the.li eyes mid loo.c
PRAISE FOR IlttAND WHITLOCK.
Gient credit Is due to Brand Whttlnclt.
tho Ameilcan Minister to Belfjlum. 1 don't
know what the Americans In Brussels
would have done without hia valuable
aid, nut that Is not nil. The fact that
Brussels was saved from the fate of
Louvaln Is duo directly to the efforts of
Mr. Whitlock. On the eve of tho arrival
of tho German army n. meeting, at which
tho el'y authorities and Mr. Whitlock
wero piescnt, was held In tho City Hall.
It was at first suggested that the Bel
glans defend the city to the vciy last
man. but Mr. Whitlock pi availed upon the
civil and military authorities to euncii
dcr the illy, sasing that It would bo ueo
Ipss to niuKe any resistance since it
would bo overcome and would emly re
sult in great loss of life and property.
"I am glad to bay." continued Miss
Doerr, "that all tho art treasures ot
Brussels -hace leen saved from seizure
by the Germans, because they had all
seen previously lomoved to England."
Miss Doerr said that utter leaving Buis
hcls It took her 12 hours lu gt to Ostend,
whereas the trip should pot takt more
than two hours. She left Philadelphia In
July and went to Brussels to complete &
course In music.
PBALSES GERMAN METHODS.
Great admiration for the efficiency of
Herman mobilization was expressed by
Captain Frank P. Avery, II. fi. A. re
tired, who arrived from Vienna and
Captain Avery, who resides In Wash
ington, and Is a, veteran of the Spanish
American war. seiid that the speed, effi
ciency and marelou8 pieCUlon of the
German mobilization was the admiration
of every man who knew anything about
military science. "The people In Vienna
and tn Munich and all Aus.til.in and Ger
man towns we passed aro simp!) crazy
for war The patrotlo frenzy that Has
been aroused among the population is
nothing sort of religious enthusiasm In
Vienna hundreds of women were clamor
ing to 50 to -icr and wanted to join the
ROTTEN HOSE BALKS
FIREMEN IN FIGHT
AT $50,000 BLAZE
Could Not Carry HigH
Pressure Streams to Burn
ing Plant of E. J. Spangler
& Co. Prediction Up
Itotten lioso, which hurst when nltacheij
to the lilgh-prcssuro nro main, a thing
predicted recently by Director of Publla
Safety Porter, held up firemen early thla
mornins at a $50,000 flro In tho onvelopt
and paper plant of E. J, Spangler & Co.
1237 to 1219 North Howard street. A girl
who discovered tho blozo fainted after
rouslnpr neighbors, and a policeman,
whose homo is across tho street from the
burned bulldlnir, ran eight blocks In hlj
bare foot to turn In two nlnrms.
Tho bursting hoso this morning' Is the
second experience of that kind firemen
havo had In less than 48 hours. Lata
Saturday afternoon throo separate lines
of hoso burst while firemen wore flahtlno.
a big blaze nt the Itoosch packing plant,
accona ana Brown streets, and In one
lnstanco spectators wore drenched.
GIRL DISCOVERS FLAMES.
The flro this morning was discovered
few minutes after 4 o'clock by Miss Irene
Ynle, 1233 Howard street, two doors from
the burning building. Sho was aroused
by tho crackling of flames and when she.
saw tho blaze sho screamed "lire" and
then fell back In her room In a faint
Her mother, Mrs. May Ynle, aroused
neighbors, including roliccman Bender, of
tho Front and Master streets Btatlon.
Hurrying out to send In an alarm, Ben
dcr fell down stairs, but was not hurt.
The bluccoat, In his pajamas and without
shoes or stockings, ran two blocks to
GIrnrd avenue and sent In nn alarm.
When he returned the envelope plant was
blazing; so fiercely that ho ran back
again and turned In a second alarm.
By the tlmo policemen and firemen
arrived the threo floors of the plant
were nblazo and the flames wero threat
ening adjoining dwellings. The family
of James Schroiner, 1235 Howard street,
had persistently refused to heed th
calls of neighbors to flee to the street
Policemen Cooper and Casper finally ran
Into tho house and carried out three
children, after which the parents fol
lowed. Several firemen were partially over
come by tho thick smoke, but after belnj
treated by ambulance surgeons from
threo hospitals who camo to the scene
they returned to work. No one was In
jured. HAD TO TURN WATER OFF.
The hose that burst had been run up
n small alley from a high-pressure pluj
near Howard and Thompson streets.
Firemen had been using It to direct a
strong stream of water on the lear of
the burning building. They had to turn
off thft water and run a line of new hose.
This Is tho second time the Spangler
plunt has been burned down. The first
was about threo years ago and nn equal
amount of damage was done at that time.
It was estimated today that the loss
would rnngo from ?5O,0OO to J73.000. So
f.u tho origin of tho blaze lias not been
Firemen learned that tho quick spread
of the l!amcs whs due to the fact that
It started somewhero near the elevator
shaft. This acted as a Hue by leading
the flro to the upper (loots within a few
minutes after Its statt.
Only quick work by the firemen In run
ning new linos of hoso Saturday night
prevented tho flro nt tho Itoesh plant from
spreading through the neighborhood, Re
cently Director Porter eleclared that he
would not follow tho suggestions of th
National Board of Fire Underwriters to
test all hose, because ho would rather
loso the hoso In service than in tests.
Councils will not provide for new hose
that Is badly needed. The Director agreed
with the file underwriters, who said -IJ
per cent, of the hoso being used la this
city Is defective. Ho wont further and
said most of It Is rotten. Intimating that
to test it would be to invite a repltetion
of the Baltimore fire In this cltj,
THE WEATHER j
WASHINGTON, Sept. 2t
For eastern Pennsylvania and New Jew
f-ey: Fair tonight and Tuesdaj, with
frost In exposed places tonight, moderate,
High barometric pressure has continued
since Satuiday over tho eastern half of
tho countiy, attended by genorall fair
weather mid temperatures somewhat be
low normal. The crest of the high area
Is north of Lake Erie this mottling, and
light to heavy frosts are tepotted from
tho lower Lul.o region, New Yuik New
England and tioithcru and centtal Penn
KSivanta. A disturbance of si'ght inten
sity covers the Rocky Moutnln slope but
ll has caused but little precipitation thus
far. Thcro are Indications that a tropleal
storm is developing orf the Louisiana
coaht, and stoim warnings are dlsplajtd
along the middle Gulf coast.
U. S. Weather Itaieau Hulleliti
Olsenatlons made at 8 a. tn . JAstun tmwf
lutt Jlain- !.
Ftntlon 8 a.m. n't. full lMn.1 in wj
AUlene, Texas. 51 " . oU 4 Clejr
AtlnnUe City .. .01 N 12 '-'
llUmarck N. 1. ft '-' W SW ' '""""J
liunti.n. lliwa .. HI " .. Mf 1 iouJy
llutfalo. N Y.. HI -M ... MJ -l '
I'hlcarfo. Ill .. . M r,H ..a j i '
Cleveland. O.... 41 . .. Sci M1'
lira Molne. la. M 51 .. S ' '"
IH-troit, Mlih .. M HI .. I,. i ' "'
liululh Minn .. rm 4 . ' ,luUj'
(UlTJitou. Texas l.S S .. Ni: 1 1 t'ear
llatteraa. N. C . lU M . NI. - war
JlilJna; Mont... -M -1 " 'l"',,
Huron S l ... J1 l l,"dJ
Kan. my. Mo.. SO M , ' I
l.uulmllle. Ky . r.l Jj .. . Uf
Memphis. Tenn. r,-. fil .. I- ' i "ri. t.
New 'oil.au. ..WuS NU ,,i hint
New York . . K. U N IU Clear
V Platte Ni-ta . tA r'l .. hK -t 1 ! l u
Oklahoma. OklalM .11 ..Ml Jj ' WJ
I'Qrllan.l M 4 " J ? J '.J
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Qucbii aii ' II N I'1 'je
s't Uuh Mo no M 8 4 1 J .(
Bt raul. Minn "l tl $, 1 ,'
SaU I -ike ltah.13 -! 01 1' ' ' .
Ban Fran K rai JJ .. 1 J lj
F.rantop, Ta - 4 't ".. ,J ', i 'S
Wiuh net a . M 41 N J J jr
Vlaaipe .... 51 W W V l "
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