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fiVENIlfG LffiU.QER PHILADELPHIA:, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1014.
TO KEEP THE FAITH
His Independence in Not
able Speech at Dinner in
aoVarnor-elect rtrumbauKlu-wW rturn
to Philadelphia, lata today to complete
his work as Superintendent of Public
Schools and to prepare for the session of
the next legislature and for the namlnic
of hta cabinet. He will come here from
TVaahlnrton, where last, night lie declared
hl Independence and pledged himself to
carry out the promises he made during
The aovsrnor-elect was th6 stiest of
Representative William S. Vare at a
Cnner In the Shoraham Hotel, Washing
ton. The other members of the Perm
lranla delegation. Including A. Mitchell
Palmer, who also spoke at the dinner, at
tended anrt, met the new Governor of
'The dinner was an nlmost open align
went of tho Varo support behind the
Governor-elect In tho efforts which he
pledtred himself to make to carry out the
proirram ho announced during his cam
paign. Incidentally Itepresentatlvc Vnre
boomed him for tho Presidency.
"When the time comes," said Mr. Vare,
in Introducing the Governor-elect, "tho
people of Pennsylvania will offer Doctor
Brumbaugh to tho people of tho nntton
as a. protection and DrosDciItV President.
Aid 4f ho should be called to that high
offlco the American people will have rea
son to be proud of Pennsylvania's gift
to the nation."
Tho Governor-elect made his declara
tion of Independence fit tho conclusion
of a set speecll. "I made certain pledges
In the course o( my campaign," he said,
"which, with your help. I hope to see
crystallized into law. One of the great
things that must b'e done Is to give the
people the social Justice which they need.
I said With your help. But If you do
not give me your help, If the men in
tho ranks desert, I will go right ahead
and do these things alone.
"I want to stand with the majority.
Hut If needs be, T will stand with tho
minority. I Intend to keep every pledge
I made in tho campaign. I Intend to
work to carry out the program of, legis
lation designed to respond to the need
ef the people of Pennsylvania. I hope
I have your suppott, but If needs be, I
will fight alone."
.James A. Dunn and John JlcCllntock,
Jr., Representatives-elect from Philadel
phia, have come out In opposition to the
Statewide primary law passed by the last
legislature, and have Intimated that they
will work to repeal the law In the next
CegislaVire. The withdrawal of William
DraDer Lewis from the Washington party
t(:ket, and the huge cost of the primary
campaign, were pointed to by both men
s 'proofs, of the Inefficiency of the law.
.Washington party Sta.le leaders have
decided to have all of the Washington
party measures which failed to paas In
tho InstibCsslon of the Legislature rein
troduced In the coming session. The
Washington -party has one man In the
next Senate, and one In the House, so
that the party's bills cart be Introduced In
both branches. The party Mill also havo
r tiommltteo in Ilarrlsburg during the
session to work for Its measures.- These
bills Include child labor, workmen's com
pensation, and other social legislation,
most of which was drafted under the
supervision of William Draper Lewis.
Neither "William V. Beaton nor Charles
Kmcly wjll Have the support of the Re
publican Organization for re-eleciton as
Magistrates next year, according to Re
publican leaders. Byron E. Wrlgley has
also been placed on "the sliding board,
they said, but Senator-elect William Wal
lace Smith may help him. Boalon has
been Identified with the Washington
party for two years, and may have the
Washington party support. John Col
lins, leader of the loth Ward, may havo
the Republican support to succeed Beaton.
Emcly and Wrlgley were elected on the
Worklngmen's League ticket In 1910.
FOR HIGH SCHOOL
Request Made by Cedar
Avenue Association to
Board of Education for
West Philadelphia Boys.
An appc.il for an athletic field for the
West Philadelphia High School -was made
to the Board of Kducatlon In a eommunf
eaHon received fMm the Cedar Avenue
Improvement Association and read at the
meeting of-the board today.
The association points out that such
action by the Board of education would
give the West Philadelphia pupils only
the advantages that are already enjoyed
by the pupils of the Northeast and Central
Tt Council of the Higher Schools sub
mitted a resolution adopted by that or
ganization recommending that at least
one person, qualified by special high
school training and experience as teacher
and administrator, be included In the De
partment of Superintendence of the. Board
ef Education. The resolution was de
clared to be fpr tho best development
t the high schools. It was referred to
the Committee on High Schools.
Residents of Ith and Pitswater streets
Pfesnte4 a petition asking for a play
ground adjoining - the James Campbell
Sihool, which was referred to the Prop
Titles of the following properties will
be Investigated by the School Solicitor,
and, if approved, the properties will be
Wnveyed to the School District; US
!.. h1, treet' consideration
600; im South Marshall street, consid
eration StTfiO. lot bounded by list street.
Itfons avn,ue, jW4 street nd Bruuswiak
avanus, consideration J9S00; two lots. 5(h
7, ' TTi .7ii? """. consiaera.
tions JSO0O arid 15600;. lot ft aotti street,
north of fcth avenue, .consideration ITSSQ;
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BDDIB COLLINS SOLD
TO WHITE SOX
Continued from Page One '
stead of some of his other players were
as varidug as the reasons for his re
trenchment policy In gtneral, In Ihe
first place, after .Jhe federal League
made Collins an offer In Chicago last
summer. Mack was compelled to accept
n. contract from his second baseman
which was dictated by Collins himself
Irt every detail. The contract was, as
Mack stated, for a "term of years," and
while the White Elephant leader did not
say so the terms or the contract called
for the largest amount over paid a
lorat baseball player. Furthermore, there
had been friction between Collins and
Cnptaln Ira Thomas. The cross-purposes
of tile captain nnd leading plajer never
reached a cltmnA. At the same lime,
something or ih hind would surely have
happened after Thomas nllowcd himself
to be quoted to the effect that Collins
had given awny many of the secrets of
th Athletic players In his newspaper
nnd mngaslne articles.
Considering all of these things Mack de
cided that It would be beneficial to Ills
club to turn Collins over to nnother team
If satisfactory arrangements could be
made. The result Wns that on last Sun
day, unknown io nearly every one ,ln
Philadelphia, Connie Mack, Charles
Comlskey, Ban Johnson nnd Eddie Collins
held a conference at the "llellevile
Stratford Hotel. The result was the sale
of Collins to Comlskey. It is not cus
tomary for a player to confer with his
own nnd hla prospective manager when a.
deal of this character is about to be
consummated. But owing Id the stead
fastness of tho contract which he had,
Collins' consent had to be obtntned be
foro he wan bound to play for any
manager except Mack.
Ever sinco he developed Into a slar
performer the name of Eddie 'Collins has
been the by-yord for baseball efficiency.
Ho was said by John J. McQraw to bo
tho "world's greatest" baseball plnyer.
Tint remark wns made by the manager
of the Giants after tho completion of tho
world's series of 1013. That he Is the
world's foremost exponent of the na
tional pastime Is agreed universally by
critics. Ho Is not only a batter of won
derful ability, but he excels as a fielder,
on Urn bases And In nll-tound .play, which
of course include tho "headwork" end
of the gnme. In that respect he probably
outclasses any man In the game todny.
Ills quick-thinking on tho Meld In crises
of mnny battles have time and again
turned defeat Into victory for tho Ath
letics. Had It not been for the terrific
hitting of Collins during the seasons of
1913 and ItH, the chances are that the
Athletics would have been beaten- out,
and probably would have occupied at
tho finish of the season a position below
On tho field Eddie Collins displays as
much "pep" as any man that ever played
the game. He Is not what Is commonly
known as a "crab," but his attitude In
general Is well explained by the nick-
Via me which the? Athletics call him
"Cockle." That cognomon Indicates that
Collins is olways ready to look Jo his
own 'rights and to the rights of hla fellow
players. That Is true. Nothing .ever
escapes Ills attention that is occuring dur
ing a game, and It he does not think ths,t
his club Is getting It's due he Is right
after the umpire, not vulgarly protesting,
but putting up a logical, though spirited
argument. As far as kicking against de
cisions of the umpire on close plays, Col
lins Is seldom seen In that role. He be
liefs that tho umpire docs what he con
siders right and lets It go at tharT
Off the field Collins is one of the
moat likable, congenial men that cer
donned a uniform. He Is highly educated
and Is conversant -with moro'subjects than
any other player In the American League.
Collins Was a student at Columbia Uni
versity, whoro he made an enviable repu
tation In all branches of athletics. He
was a football player of rare ability, de
spite (he fact that he at that Umo weighed
only 14S pounds. Collins' last year as a
football plajcr Tins tho last that Columbia
had a football team. On numerous occa
sions Collins was choseji by the coach of
the football team to go in as a "pinch"
runner and he Invariably "came through",
with the necessary gain.
During the last few years Collins has
developed Into a baseball writer of rare
ability. Ho 'writes well, and, thanks to
his intimate knowledge of baseball af
fairs, has been able to give the public
a remarkable account of several world's
series besides special analytical arti
cles, which were at once technical and
Interesting, a rare combination. Collins
Is one of the few "player writers" who
does his own "stuff," He operates &
typewriter rapidly i and does all of his
work a his. home In Lnnsdowne.
The hub of the Athletlo Infield was born
ill Mlllertown. N. Y May 2, 1887, After
taking academic work at a number of
schools, Collins entered. Columbia Univer
sity In 1903, where he applied himself with
equal diligence to his studies and to ath
letics. He mado the varsity baseball team
his freshman year, playing shortstop. He
wore tho Columbia uniform up tQ 19W,
When ho was elected to captain the 1907
team, but did not return to college.
Co'iule Mack was "tipped oft" to Collins
In 1906 and had a scout look him over.
He was tried out with the Mackmen,
playing under- the name' of "Sullivan."
He used that name while he was playing
Independent and semlprofesslonal base
ball In New England during the summer
During the seasons of 190? and 1908 Col.
(Ins was tried at every position on the I
infield nnd also in the outfield by Connie
Aiacii- lie am not appear to ne a goon
outfielder, but was often used because
of hla lare ability as a hitter. At short
stop lie did not suit Mack. Finally, in
Carved Wood, ' v-
Verd Antique Designs
An almost )ftdjs tart,
cty of liretjy .lamps Vor
every 0u$g at !p4
The Horn & Branflsn
437-435 Worth Mtm4 St.
&MH Waffe At 4itfwtf
AN -INDIRECT APPEAL
Guess what he'll doi with that
1909, It was discovered that Covins -was
a second baseman. There he went at the
beginning of the season of 1D09. He gained
countrywide lenown his first year and
since then' he has helped Mack win the
pennants of 1910, 1911, 1913 nnd 19H, nnd
to capture the world's championships of
1910, 1911 and 1913.
louring tho past season Collins gate Ty
Cobb a great race for batting honors. He
slugged at the rale of .314, a. few points
behind the Georgian, but Collins played
In 352 games, white his Southern ilval
appeared In only 9" contests.
Since the close of the world's series of
19H, when Mack decided to break up his
great machine, tho sorvicca of Eddie Col
lins have been widely soughtt He was
talked of for the managership of the
New Tork Yankees. It Is known that
Comlskey would like to have Collins as
manager of the White Sox, but Eddie
will not accept that position, at least, for
the present. He was In New York yes
terday and this morning completing ar
rangements with Comlskey. Collins has
not made up his mind yet whether he will
lemove to Chicago for his home or not.
The chances are that he "will not.
Mrs. Collins 'was formeily Miss Mabel
Dunn, one of Philadelphia's popular soci
ety girls. They have one child, Paul Col
lins, who la three years old.
The departure of Eddie Collins from
Philadelphia will be regretted, more than
that of any other player that oyer per
formed in this city. While every one
here Is loath to ses h!m depart. Collins
will leave for Chicago vwltU the good
will of every man who has ever seen
him play on tho diamond, or who has
ever read ln lh8 P&Pers of his almost
miraculous deeds on the diamond.
COLLINS TO MANAGE SOX
Athletics' Star BaVeman "Named as
H ' ComlskeyVCholce.
NEW YOIIK, Dec. . "Eddie" Collins,
of Connie Mack's 8100,000 infield, will
manage the Chicago Whlte'Sox next sea
son. Chatles A. Comlskey, of the White
Sox, announced this afternoon that the
crack second baseman had agreed to sign
a five-year contract. Collins. Is to receive
a "satisfactory" cash bonus. Neither
the amount of the bonus nor the salary
were mentioned by Comlskey. and Ban
Johnson, who confirmed the deal, Comls
key said that Collins "would have no In
terference In tho selection of his play
Tho purchase of Colllnsjy Comlskey
will result In a general reorganization of
tho Chicago Americans. "Jimmy" Calla
han, who"bas,been manager of the team,
will become president of the club, accord
ing to report here. Comlskey refused to
be quoted on this question more than to
let t be known that Callahan would re
main with the club.
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FINED FOR SCALING LIVE FISH
Magistrate Decides They reel Pain
i and Punishes Sealer.
It Is Just as painful to a carp to be
scaled alive as It would be to a human
being to have his hair pulled foot by
root. Magistrate Hagerty decided at his
office, 1016 Pino street, this morning, when
two men were arraigned before him on
tho charge'of cruelty to animals.
John Lodn, an employe of John BekofI,
a fish dealer of 610 South 4th street, nc
coidlng to the testimony of Thomas
Carlste, superintendent, and Henry A.
Frcderlch, an agent for the Woman's
Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention
of Cruelty to Animals, did the scaling, but
the Magistrate discharged him, holding
that Beckoff was responsible for his
actions. Lodn, It was testified, took two
carp from an aquarium at the store on
South 4th street and scaled one of them
without kilting It, because "scaling was
easier while the fish was alive."
"Pish have nerves Just like any human
being," former Fi6h Commissioner Wil
liam E. Meehan testified "although they
are not as developed as they are In
higher animals, and I dcJ not think they
suffer such' acute pain. The nerves in a
carp are near the skin and the actions
of a carp when scaled alive indicate that
they suffer pain."
, BeckofC Was fined 810 and costs.
COMMEND BAT CAMPAIGN
Physicians "Urge Public to Join in
Task of. Extermination.
,V resolution adopted by the Committee
on Public Health and Preventive Medi
cine of the College of Physicians, com
mending the campaign against, rats in
Philadelphia, was received today'by Di
rector Harte. of the Department of
Health and Charities.
Tho public Is urged ln the resolution
to assist Director Harte's subordinates
In the work of permanently eradicating
the rat by traps, poison, and use of con
crete ln construction and repair work.
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CAUSES DISPUTE BY
Rev. Dr, Yerkes, of Church
of the Transfiguration,
Criticised by Some Publi
cations, Praised by Others.
Changes made In the form of serv
ices of the Eplscopnl Church of the
Transfiguration, 84th street and Wood
land avenue, by the rector, the Hev. Dr.
Ttoydeh Keith Yerkes, an instructor In
Hebrew In tho University of Pennsylva
nia, and an Instructor It) Old Testament
Literature nnd Language In the Episcopal
PMnlty School, have caused wide dis
cussion In Episcopal circles In this city
and throughout the country and in the
publications of the denomination.
The Church of the Transfiguration, be-
foie Doctor Yerkes became rector, uas
recognized as one of the high Episcopal
Churches In Philadelphia.
Becauso lie did not believe that the
customs as he found there were In the
best Interests of the parish and because
he did not personally approve of several
of them, Doctor Yerkes, soon after he
became rector, began" to make changes,
nnd there was some opposition. Hut the
new rector, firm. In his conviction that
tho future of his church depended on ad
herence to his decision, demanded that
his course be followed.
The change wns put Into effect gradu
ally in the last year. And In October
Doctor Yerkes published nn article in the
parish publication In which he mentioned
"certain Catholl6 customs which would
be prohibited" and declared that "the
members of the pariah should consider It
a privilege and opportunity to attend all
the services of the church."
CRITICISED BY PUBLICATION.
The American Catholic, a leading
organ of Episcopalians advocating high-
church customs, published in Los An
geles, upon receipt of a copy of the issue
containing this article, Immediately dis
agreed with Doctor Yerkes, nnd In Its
December issue published as the leading
editorial an article entitled "Erroneous
Teaching," In which It criticises the
changes" nnd plans o( the new rcotor of
tho Church of the Transfiguration.
The reasons given for this criticism are
stated In this introductory paragraph:
With not a little surprise and sor
row we learn from hla own writings,
printed ln his parochial paper, that
the Itev. Dr. Yerkes, rector of the
Church of the Transfiguration, Phila
delphia, has marked his advent Into
that parish by prohibiting certain
Catholic customs which he found in
existence there, and by an explicit
denial of the obligation to attend
Mass on Sunday. Tho customs' re.
ferred to are singing the Introlt.
Gradual and "Benedictus qui Venlt"
In the Mass, and making genuflec
tion In the Creed (at the Incarnatus)
and (after the Prayer of Consecra
tion) as an act of adoration to Christ
in the Eucharist.
The Chronicle, an Independent religious
Journal, published at Poughkeepste, X.
Y.. In the Interests of the Protestant
Episcopal Church, praises Doctor Yerkes
and recommends that other ,cJxur.ches
copy his article in their parish papers.
CONGRATULATES DR. YERKES.
This paper publishes the article In
full under the heading "Discriminating
and Positive." and Introduces It vilth the
We congratulate the nev. R. K.
Yerkes, S. T. p.. upon the manner In
which he has Introduced .certain
changes In a parish where we think
changes could well be made to bring
! Af fill
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it back to tho standard of wurshtp
and ritual which more nearly ap
proximate the form of worship and
teaching of tho Frotestnjit Kplscopat
Chttreh In the UnlloJ States.
For the edification of our render
we tinole the following passage from
the Parish lapcr of tho Church of
the Transtlsurntlon of Philadelphia.
Following n reprint of the article lri
its entirety, the editor of the Chronicle
ends his article with this comment:
Wo would respectfully suggest all
Churches of the Transfiguration
please copy and then-some others.
AVhcn naked If he had any comment
to maKo on the article In tho American
Cathollr, Doctor Terkes said that, for the
present, at least, he did not care to dis
"I lo pot tianl to enter Into a. con
troversy because 1 believe It was a per
sonal attack-," he said. "If It had been
n discussion of principles, I would gladly
sny something about It."
ArTBNDANCIJ HAS INCItBASBD.
Eer since Doctor Yerkes took charge
of the Chuirh of the Transfiguration,
now a Ilttlo mora than a year ago,
he has been making changes, but none
of them brought out much discussion
throughout tho country, although they
did cause some dissatisfaction to certain
members of the parish. Some of the
membeis left the church and aro now
attending churches nearer .their homes
churches that Include their homes In their
Notwithstanding the withdrawal of
these members who did not approve of
the elimination of tho high church
features, the figures given ln the Parish
Paper for October show that there has
been an Increase In attendance at tho
serves In the church. The majority of the
new worshipers aro within a few blocks
of tho church. The Increase In attendance
Is cspeclnlly noticeable at the Sunday
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"mere lias oecn a growin msu in iuc
Sunday school, a, troop At Boy Scouts Is
meeting regularly, the men's guild Is well
nttended, and those who approvo of tho
rector's methods are pleased with tho re
sults, The pnrngraph in Doctor Terkes' article
In the Parish Paper, which the American
Catholic criticises as Betting forth "an
explicit denial of the obligation to at
tend mass on Sunday," reads:
We should like to suggest that .there
Is one way In which every communi
cant of tho parish can render val
uable assistance In developing tho
parish Into a power of good ln the
community, nnd that Is by regular
attendance at the Sunday evening
services, unless unavoidably detained.
There Is no soundness In tho theory
that we ought toattend some serv
ices of tho Church willy ntlly. and
that other services are entirely mat
ters of option, and, If anything, works
of supererogation. All of tho serv
ices should bo regaraed aa privileges
COUPLE "WED BY MAYOK
Ceremony Performed in Executive
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Mayor Blankenburg olTlcIated today at
a, marriage ceremony ln his office at City
The brldo and groom were Miss Carolyn
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IS FOR ONE COURT
OF COMMON PLEAS
Appeal for Consolidation of
Present Tribunals' to Be
Submittcd.at Meeting Today.
tiotnolldatfon of tho Common Pleas
Court's of Philadelphia will'be urged upon
the next Legislature by the Law Aesocla-
lion of Philadelphia at a meeting to be
held this afternoon. It Is expected an ftp
peal will bo drafted asking the next Leg
Islaturo to pass a. bill which will com
bine all of the present Common Pleas
uouns or l'hilaaelphla under one prtsj.
dent judge so that a constitutional
amendment can be submitted to the vot
ers In 1817.- - .
Tho- Law Association first "orgfcd on
Common Pleas. Court for thut county la
1509, when It recommended that the
Legislature pass suoh a bill. One was
drafted which consolidated the Common.
Pleaa Courts In Philadelphia and Alle
gheny Counties. The provision regard
ing Philadelphia, was cut out of the bllt
as It passed the Legislature that year,
nnd when the amendment vu accepted
by the voters ln Mil, after It had passed
a second Legislature. It provided a con
sotidAted Court -of Common Plea's tor Al
in 1813 the association again requested
the Legislature to take the first aten
I ....... rail . . , . '
nr one Court of Common.
Pleaa foi PMladelphla, but the bllt did.
Tho matter will again be taken up by
tho Law Association at Its meeting this
afternoon, and the association will proba
bly recommend that the Courts df Coitjm
mon Pleas of Philadelphia be reorgonlted.
as the Allegheny County .CJoart Of Com-'
mon Pleas Is now constituted.
Under this plan all Jurisdiction and
powers- now vested in the Me Courts of
Common Pleas of Philadelphia would b
vested In one court, -composed Sfia.ll the
Judges of tho five courts.
"N. B. T."
He'll appreciate it every
the next three or four years,
and then some! -
Here's one at ?20, cither
in blue or gray, a big, warm,
double-breasted Coat reach
ing down almost to his shoe
tops! It has the famous Perry
convertible collar that Tolls
up under his chin without
cutting his throat!
Every other good hind of
Overcoat from '$15 to $55. ,
16th & Chestnut Sts.