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EVENING LBDGEB PHILADELPHIA; TJTJEBDAY: DECEMBER 29; 1914.
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'HOUSANDS WILL BE'
FED AT THE 'BILLY' '
Estimates 500 Pounds of
"Hot Dogs" Will Be
Needed to Begin. t
Five hundred pounds of "hot dogs,"
known as frankfurters to those who have
hot dolvcd In tho Joys of a circus "dope
vagon"! 000 gallons of baked beans and
enough rolls, bread, butter, ham and
koup to feed an army are being stored In
Linton's Tabernacle Cafoterln, erected In
anticipation of hungry crowds which will
Milter at tho "Billy" Sunday tabernacle,
19th and Vino streets, Thursday evening
bt this week to dedlcato the new building
by a watch meeting.
Although no great business Is expected
si the new restaurant on Saturday, It Is
thought that starting with Sunday, Jon-
iiary 3, whon the revival services will
open formally, more than C0O0 persons
will be fed dally In tho temporary struc-
ture erected on the opposlto (Ida of tho
Parkway from that occupied by the tab
William If. Linton, proprietor of L.ln.
iton's Model Coffee House. 27 Ronfh u).
street. Is the new "revivalist roatnnra..
Iteur" who Is maneuvering the great uh-
BderiaKing. no ngurcs ho will be able to
satisfy the demands of 1000 persons an
ghour. IIo expects to feed 7000 persons
leach day. Food will bo served from noon
fluntll 10 p. m.
The building occupied by tho cafeteria
Is shared with the women's rest room
and nursery, the structure being 160 feet
in length and 100 feet deep. Tho restau
rant occupies 6726 square feet of floor
space out of a total area of 10,600 square
feet. Food will be placed on a. et-fnnt
counter running across one end of the
minding, tho crowds selecting what they
wish and placing It on trays. Two cash
iers will appraise the value of tho "hot
pug', ut-iuia aim me nice as tno lino or
customers flics past, and will accept pny-
TlUmlrerftt Of tfirttl. lmvn h,n ncArM..l
it Is estimated that 600 persons can be
accommodated In ihl ntfnn nt u --.
The magnitude of tho undertaking Is
shown hv estlmntn nf inn Halt., .,n,i.
fof food for tho restaurant. One hundred
land flfty gallons or coffee, 100 pounds of
horn for sandwiches, 00 gallons of soup,
ivj priunuB oi outter, owug rolls and other
Kvwuayiii ftJlU(Juruuu, according 10 IT.
-"v"i """uiu oawDijr ino crowug eacn
h "" ' urucr to prevent any possible
Jscomfort which might be occasioned
y a iooa snortagc, no has an "emer
ency" stock oft hand. In which appear
bch small Items as SO great coses of
sup and 20 cases of coffee.
ECIALTV OF SOUPS AND COFFEE.
"Vo are going to make a specialty gf
ir soup ana cofreo," Mr. Linton said to-
jay, "for the weather probably will be
jld and often disagreeable and lha nun.
3le will need such tnnr whan t-mA ...
Remain exposed while waiting for cars
jtojtttke them home.
fflt will bo a tremendous crowd, but
am. confident w will h-.nhi- --,
(Jthem. for wo hayo planned everything
M carefully that I don't see any pos
telplllty of our plans going askew. w0
Ptttill havu n. forrn nf 3n n-n nH.i i,
I- if" v wv .vi, uuu it ccr
BMnly will have to be quite a crowd to
ggamp us, for they are men who are
cu w iiciiurtuin, quicK ana efficient
latia hftVn ht-tn mmnUf - -r n
r.. ., .inr, nun-
IB Olir reCODtion to thn MAtKfVM. -
llauelDhia and thIr w.v t Wiu w
id In the Central Y. M. C. a. -
jq of the meetlmr in th tnSmnMa nvt
fasdav afternoon. Almmf wkv ..
m- w . ,-....vuv sswv MI UIIU
romen Are expected to attend.
. wr.. v-v .r...vu wwMc Vila lllLCrCBlUlii
lwa of the public sale of the tabernacle,
ij film lh Intra tew If anrl I, .
r TV, 7 " """ IID opeciai
jqsehold equipment Mr, Sunday used
irlnc hla atav In th Tnwn u, h-u.
IodIa almost went tuIM to i.i -
e articles used by Mr, Sunday or his
kuctloneer S. K. Noland officiated at
k sale, nnd h had thn crnivrl "Minn'i
Im 3 ft'rjnnk until nftnr K
SA1I right." ha would shout, "here's the
' 2? """ "'"i" " nuvr mucn am I
if wnai ao i near? Nine dollars,
"11 make It 107 Going, going, gonel
lere, ioiks, is me electric bulb that
2 directlv over Mr. flnn-t. v...,.
rj!o wants It!"
'1 d.o'" screamed an enthusiastic mem-
)r of the fair sex.
fTWell, how much will you glve7"
lum mm hiia vjlviuiiiuiiuii traulQ in u
Inner that Indicated the fair admirer of
- TTV. Tlltlv 1a1l tinf thnucrkl rt l..
w w.. ,. ..Ml ,.w- tl'-HBIU wh ilia
fanclal end of the deal, and before she
ua recover ner equuiDrium a hard-
ided business man had purchased the
(lb for 40 cents.
AT3TO BTTBNS ON HOAD
A new automobile owned by Mrs. Joseph
Often, 4401 Ludlow street, was destroyed
this afternoon when It took Are. Mrs.
Green had been visiting frlenda In Torres
dale and at the time of the Are was driv
ing along Burlington pike near Coppman
MISS BILLE BURKE CAPTURES A HUSBAND WITH THE
Billie Burke Goes
Mile, Blllio nurke begs to announce
that she will be at tho llroail Street
Theatre showrooms tills week anttiiext
exhibiting an extensive line of now crea
tions and familiar wajs, all cute:
WHITE TWO'DECKEIt FTIOCf with
black pumps. Suitable for automobile
ride at 90 miles an hour with aunt's
fiance of 20 years' standing . (without
Ohlf-FA.BU10NF.D EMPllZE OOWtT,
worn by aunt 20 years ago when fiance
' was smitten. Guaranteed to have same
LACE FROCK WITH PAXTAJjETTES.
Excellent contrast to such tomboy be
havior as announcing tho end of tho
KtOlITIE. For early morning searches
after the paper with the society column.
BLACK ItlDWO BREECHES. Clinch
the "cut-up" effect, whllo tho family has
a horrible time over" the announcement.
FINK PAJAMAS, cut to fit. Prison garb
for apprehended perpetrator of the an
nouncement, and fitting costume for a
fake suicide to win tho angry man.
BRILLIANT AFTERNOON CIOWN. For
"going away" even as far as Arizona.
HOUSE WRAP. Matronly, to match the
wall paper In a mining camp.
That Is a fair outline of the plot of
"Jerry." But It falls tq record the ex
tensive conversations necessary to length
en out the third act and to make the fourth
at all possible. And It falls Just as much
to give' all the amusing llttlo deviltries
of language with which Catherine Chls
holm Cushlng has larded her farce.
"Vhat does It really convey, for In
stance, of tho mature wisdom of a young
Chicago girl who says: "I had to take
pot luck In the pnrent deal, but I'm going
Into tho hubby gamo with my eyes wide
open," and "I've found my soulmate,
and I'll get him It I have to hold him
up with a gun?" Even eight different
sett of clothes to a four-act play arc not
an Index of the speed of the human
dynamo that goes by tho name of Jerry.
But the list does give a pretty good
Idea of what to expect In the way of act
ing. And that Is Ills) Durke at her live
liest. She cooes and she pouts. She gig
gles and she rages. She flirts with a Chi
cago accent and then turns on tho Blllle
Uurko gurgle. She dances, she races, she
hops. She flings herself about. She wrig
gles her hands and her toes. She even
has little moments of common or Mary
Garden acting when she Is very Intense,
Indeed. As the cognoscenti would put It:
Blllle Burke "has everything."
The cast Is almost as variegated. There
Is Selene Johnson, very, very dramatic In
some "Take back your ring" stuff; In
fact, a good deal more dramatic than
the farce warrants. There Is Alice John,
delightfully mature Alice John, wearing
the handsomest dress 4n the play and
several other plays and putting up with
Jerry qulto nobly. There Is H. Lawrence
Leyton, Just as English as his name and
Just as amusing. And there Is Shelley
Hull trying hard as the semldetachable
fiance to take tho whole thing serousy.
As for tho play there we step Into
deep apd dubious waters. I), must not be
considered as mere entertainment, like
Miss Burke and her clothes. Far It has
taken upon Itself the task of exposing
something very dear to us all social life
In Philadelphia. As a contrast to Chicago
Philadelphia. As a place where able
bodied men and women make engage
ments a habit of 20 years' standing
Philadelphia. As a spot to be shaken to
Its roots by the tumultuous Miss Burke
Philadelphia. Such bitter realism which
goes to the length of utilizing the
LEDOEn's society columns must be judged
very harshly when It picks out the wrong
telephone number for this paper.
Chauncey Olcott at Walnut
The laok of a plot to "The Heart of
Paddy Whack" Is more than noticeable,
but the audience that enjoyed Itself last
night at the Walnut Street Theatre
found enough romance In the picturesque
Irish lines and the voloe and personality
ASTHMA SIMPSON, THE VILLAGE
of Chauncey Olcott to put plotting quite
out of- the question. Paddy Whack and
tho kindness of his heart, ns drawn by
ftachel Crothers, gave Mr. Olcott plenty
of opportunity for tho sort of sentiment
and song his public knows him best In.
A tenuous tale of the philanthropic and
always hard-up lawyer, trying to avoid
interfering with his beautiful ward's ma
trimonial prospects and Anally and per
force marrying her himself, is the plot
of "Paddy Whack." But tho purpose is
Mr. Olcott has a well chosen cast with
him. Furthermore they nre nil dressed
appropriately. In tho best Olcott fashion,
ns Irish gentlemen of the early Victorian
period, with a few county characters In
rags and disputes to contrast their pollsn
Miss Crothors has solved the problem
of presenting Mr. Olcott, who walled
frankly bf his years, as the principal In
a love story. Hers was no attempt to
gloss them over with a make-up. He was
confessedly a mlddlo-nged county law
yer, struggling against the nllurcmcnts of
his beautiful ward. That he succumbed
to them was the only way out of the
dlllculty and a facile one for presenting
tho dulcet-toned Mr. Olcott, torn tragically-
between love and duty.
Several new songs of the ballad species,
which erased the strain of the tensest of
these moments, Mr. Olcott sang with his
usual convincing Irish fervor. They woro
all applauded enthusiastically. Jennie
Lamont, whp' played Bridget O'nlley, the
housekeeper for Paddy Whack, struck
the most resounding note of comedy with
her furiously whirled broom and over
ready rush of sharp words In a surpris
ingly genulno brogue. Master Stephen
Davis, as, the boy Michael, gave the play
a fanciful touch. Others In the cast were
If you have a spare (1 or 2 or $5, which
is not all too certain so soon after Christ
mas, Invest It In n seat at Keith's this
week and sco Itoblns, "the queer musi
cian." Nothing Just like Robins has been
seen on earth, sea or land. IIo is not a
Wagnerlte, nor a Sullivan. And Pader
ewskl and Krelsler afe not In his class
either, lie Is a musical rara avis, a bird
of a musician, as It were. But not an
other word of what he does nnd how;
that's a secret for which you will have
to pay at the box office.
This wock's bill is of the usual class,
although the $I500-a-week topllners are
missing. The program begins with nice,
Bully and Scott, on triple bars, who do
nothing that has not been done long ago.
Then como Ford nnd Truly, the latter
being a splendidly Intelligent -white fox
terrier. Ford, the human member of the
team, also shows commendable training.
Walter Shannon and Marie Annls follow
In a more or less "sketch," which -would
be Improved materially if Shannon forgot
his recitation In praise of whiskey an
effort which fell with a dull and audible
The Toyo Troupe of Japanese acrobats
doled out the usual barrel tricks and pole
balancing, and then came George Whiting
and Sadie Burt in songs. Miss Burt Is
exceptionally sweet and clever, and If she
does not watch out the Broadway man
agers y get her. Hartman and Varady,
"champion long-distance dancers," showed
a species of dance, sometimes graceful, at
others inclined to be a violent burlesque
of wrestling. Nelllo V. Nichols sang
The last number was "The Lonesome
Lassies," one of those "girlie" sketches
without which no properly brought up
program Is complete. It "was clean and
started oft wall, with a clever Idea, which
was abandoned when the plot petered out.
Cross Keys Opens
The Cross "Keys Theatre, the very lat
est addition to the ranks of vaudeville,
opened last night and immediately made
friends with the 2200 persons who packed
It at both performances,
Everything In the way of comfort and
convenience Is found in the new play
house, which is located on Market street
below 6Qth. It was built with the idea
of giving every one in the audience an
unobstructed view of the stage, and this
AID OF EIGHT COSTUMES
was carried nut conscientiously. The
most cxnctlng critic would havo consid
erable trouble In flndlng any flaws In
this new amusement palace, een it he
went to hunt It.
Tho stage Is largo enough for any present-day
production, vaudevlllo or other
wise, and Is flanked by triple loges and
a double row of spacious and comfort
ablo boxes. The general color effect Is
old rose, ivory and gold. An Inclined
walk leads to the balcony nnd gallery,
thus doing awny with tho necessity of
stair climbing, and the double entrance
foyer leading from Market street Is in
keeping with the artistic surroundings
The theatre opened without any fuss
or fenthern. After Edward Kelley, an
attorney of tho 60th and Market Streets
Business Men's Association, welcomed
tho people, the theatre got down to busi
ness Immediately .by presenting a good
show. It consisted of Blake's Circus, in
troducing trained animals and comedians;
Kute, Kunnlns and Klever, a trio of tal
ented children In comedy and song;
Charles D. Nccland and Company, In The
Fixer, a comedy sketch; Grlftm and
Lewis, singers nnd comedians; Tho Three
Musketers, and The Mirth Makers, who
introduced a tabloid with a company of
Tho thentre will be conducted under
the direction of John J. McGurk and Abe
Sablosky, who have a number of success
ful vuudovllle houses In New York and
Pennsylvania. The bill will be 'changed
ADEWHI "Sul." with Joje Collins and
Tom McNaushton and an axctllrnt cast. A
musical conieuy ot Viennese origin .Mors
tuneful than clever, but well acted nnd
nnOAD-'Mern." with Mlj HIIIIb Durke. A
comedy by Catherine Chlaholm Cuahjnir.
ties ro lew 8:13
KEITH'S "The Lonesome Laiilea." Nellie V.
Nlchol and a diversified bill. Ses re
view 2 00, 8 00
OAItniCK "Potash and Perlmutter," Mon
tague Qlasa popular atorles of the clothing
trade made oer Into the season's most
heartily amusing comedy 8:13
LITTt,K THEATHE "The Critic." Sherldan'a
satire on things theatrical In his day and
ours. A eiy amusing performance of this
tragedy within a comedy 8:80
LYHIC "The Peasant airl." with Emma
Trentlnl and Clifton Crawford. A Con
tinental opretta recording the capture ot a
"mllk-ffd tenor" and "chicken hawk." by
Miss Trentlnl. The music Is excellent nnd
Mr. Crawford most amusing 8. CO
WALNUT "The Heart of raddy Whack,"
with Chauncey Olcott. See review 8.00
WHAT'S DOING TONIGHT
Ruthenlan aid entertainment. Central T. M.
C. A X421 Arch street.
Concert. Urexel Institute. -
Fred and Grain Dealers, Bourse.
Address "The Impotence of the Christian
Churches With Respect to the Prevention of
War," Dr. Cbarlea W. Eliot, Wltherspoon
Opera. "Madame Butterfly," Metropolitan
Opera House, 8.
pinner to Select Councilman E. W. Patton,
Concert. Philadelphia Music Club, In' aid ot
Red Cross, Academy of Music, 8,
American Association for tha Advancement
of Science, Houston Hall, IT. of P., 8.
National Convention on Labor Legislation and
conference on unemployment. Hotel Walton, 8.
.Order for Big Freight Steamship
NEW YORK, Dec. . It Is announced
that the New York and Porto Ilfco
Steamship Company has placed an order
with the Newport News Shipbuilding and
Orydock Company for a freight steam
ship to be a duplicate of the Lorenzo,
The vessel wilt cost $400,000,
War In all Its terrible reality was
brought home to a number ot PhlladeU
phlans who viewed the pictures at the
Chestnut Street Opera House last night.
The pictures were taken by tho Chicago
Trlbuno representative, after a contract
with the Belgian Government had been
closed. It was agreed that one-half of
the picture receipts taken In at the doors
of the theatres in America would be
turned over to the Belgian Relief Fund,
As to the pictures themselves, they aro
unquestionably the most remarkable ever
taken. Photographs were taken by the
daring operator Up to within 60 yards
of the buttle line, and the actual killing
of men Is eeen, Tho message tho pic
tures bring Is mute testimony of tho
hardships and privations endured by men,
women nnd children. The destruction of
benutlfut cities, the exodus of tho popu
lace and a thousand and one other things
mako tho photograph Intensely Inter
esting. A more striking plea for world
wide peace would be hard to find.
A HEAL IlECL ADVENTURE.
In tho making of "The Adopted Daugh
ter," n three-act photoplay, which has
Just been released through the United
Film Service by the Smallwood Film Cor
poration, Ethel Grandln, who was starred,
had a most unusual experience, To add
realism to the subject, Ray C. Small
wood, tho director, took his company
down on tho East Side of New York
and prepared to make some of his "un
derworld" scenes In one of the most
notorious dives In the wholo of New
Miss Grandln was left sitting In a se
cluded corner of the dance hall with
her leading man while the other members
of the compony were ncross the street
making a few "exterior" scene. Her es
cort was called, and, believing herself
safe from all harm, Ethel decided to
await the return of the others nnd natch
the dancers. A big fellow, who had been
watching her from another corner of the
room and thinking that sho "belonged,"
asked her for a dance. Upon her re
fusal, he picked her up nnd Insisted upon
whirling ncross the floor with her. In her
fenr she Bcrcamcd, which scream brought
a half dozen male members of the, plc
turo company to her rcscun on tlm run.
What ensued during the next ten mln-
utcs proved conclusively that film nctors
enn work as well without the camera
turned upon them. Even the "villain"
In the picture mado a hero pf himself.
A JOKE'S A JOKE!
If Kato Price, Vltagrnph comedienne,
was given her choice between having a
chance to piny a Joke and sitting down to
a dinner of corned beef nnd cabbage,
mucli as sho likes C. B., the Juke
would win out first. Her latest was on
Edward Elkas during the filming of "Cab
man Kate," In which she was the star.
Picture the comedienne and Mr. Elkas, In
an old-fashioned buggy, driving along a
country road and Mr. Elkas telling Kate
he had never been on a horse. Something
was bound to hnppcn to the harness, nnd
what would be more natural than Kate to
explain that tho beat and quickest way
to fix it would be to crawl out on the
shafts. Mr. Elkas acted on tho sugges
tion, and when over tho riding part of
the horse's back, Kate was ready, and
urging the surprised animal Into a gallop,
gave her victim the time of his life. Tho
only reason the horse came to a stand
still and relieved the frightened and suf
fering Mr. Elkas was because Kate,
laughing so heartily, did not havo strcneth
enough to continue urging, and dropped tho
One of tho quietest persons around the
studio yard the next day was Mr. Elkas,
who avowed he was not sore, but. refused
absolutely to work in a scene In which a
horse was used.
WHAT THE CENSORS DID.
Tho following cutouts were ordered In
films Inspected by the Cnlcngo municipal
censor board Saturday:
'The Hello Qlrl of Angel Camp" (Pre
mier). Prisoner striking Deputy Sheriff;
Mash acena showing prisoner shackled to
skeleton, desperado shooting girl: two
scenes showing prisoner dragging Deputy
"Adienture of tho Wrong- Santa Claus"
(Edison) Two scenes of a man stealing
"Hot Stuff" (Joker ) Tramp ateallnc tur
key; all aconea allotting women flgutlng:
tramp Bleating goose; two scenes ot tramp
CHICAGO HEItALD MOVIES NO. 55
(CHICAGO HEItALD). VIEW OP CAN
"For the Good o' Humanity" (Exhibitor's
Film Company). Two scenes showing
women nursing babies.
"The House of Silence" (ntograph).
Shorten to half, long kissing scene.
"Two Stray Souls" (llloxraph). Subtitle:
"You haie the money for me at 10 o'clock,
or I'll tell your wife what you arc"
"WHEN A WOMAN WAITS" (AMERI
CAN). Cloae to camera view of atamped
And this Is supposed to be the 20th
MISS FLORENCE HINKLE
TO SING FOR RED CROSS
Tonight's Concert nt Academy Prom
ises Bare Treat.
Substantial financial assistance Is ex
pected to be given the Red Cross division
of the Emergency Aid Committee by tho
subscription conceit which will be held
thlB evening in the Academy of Music.
For the last week a small army of Boy
Scouts has been engaged delivering cir
culars advertising the event. They have
visited 'at least 6000 homes and, as a con
sequence, one of the largest audiences
that has ever been present in the Acad
emy Is expected to All It to the doors
The concert Is to be given under the
auspices ot the Philadelphia Music Club.
Miss Florence Hlnkie, a Philadelphia girl
who has gained distinction In the musical
wotld, and the Glee Club of Wesleyan
University, Mlddletown, Conn., will fea
ture the, program.
VBdHgT SSSSSBBSSSSSSSSSSSsH ES3
The famous Essanay comedian.
"BIBI," THE DOLL PLAY,
ACTED BY CHILDREN
Performance nt Southwark Neighbor
hood House Pilled With Thrills.
Tho doll piny, "Blbl," written by Charles
Bernard for llttlo children, and In which
tho performers also nto children, was
produced this afternoon nt tho little
Theatre for tho benefit of tho Southward
Nelgliboi hood House. Tho play deals
with the adventures of a doll In tho Gluo
pot's Toy Shop.
Nothing much in tho way of exciting
adventure has been overlooked by the
author In his charming little play ot "doll
life." The ptoductlon Is ono that In
stantly grips tho attention of tho chil
dren. Some off tho llttlo thcsplans take
tho purt of animals.
The cast includes Morton Rose, Helen
McNully, Irfiulsa Segal, Dorothy Mar
gulus, Fnnnlo Green, Rebecca Llschln,
KIpIo Uiodj, Ella Cohen. Ruth Greenberg,
Anna Carroll, Theresa' Sclllkoi Itch, Anna
and Roslc Green, Sadie DIvorls, Lillian
Wlncstclii, Lottie Wincstcln, Lillian Gold
stein, Margaret O'Donnell, Sarah and
Ctlla Kntz, Delia Jaffe, Rosa Hoffman,
Sarah Herman, Colla Greenfield, Frolda
Katz, Esther DIvorls, Molly Zlvatosky,
Kathcrlno Miller and Marian McGlcnsey.
PUCCINI OPERA TONIGHT
Metropolitan Stnis Will Sing
Puccini's "Madama Butterflj" will be
presented tonight nt the Metropolitan
Opora Houso by the Metropolitan Opera
Company, with Farrur, Fomla, Marttnclll
and Tgnnl In tho principal roles. The
story of the Japanese girl nnd the cad
dish American, urlglnully a novelette by
John Luther Long, then n play through
the assistance of David Delasco, Is Im
mortalized In Puccini's music.
PAKIS HOSPITAL WORK AIDED
Mrs. Effingham B. Morris Announces
Receipt of Subscriptions.
Mrs. Efllngham B. Morris has received
the following subscriptions for tho Phila
delphia ward of the American Ambulance
Hospital In Paris:
Mrs. II. W. Illddlo tM IV. Masters Camac.JlOO
Cash 100 CIV. and Mrs. n.
Mrs. Arthur II. C. Allen MO
Lea V Joshua U Ilally... loo
Mrs A. CI. MdrshalSSO Frank II. Moss ... m
T. DeWItt Cujler. )0 James M. Deck.... SO
Samuel U. Itlddle. 100
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LIBERTY IS WORTH.
Some Willing to Pay More
Than- $50 a Year for
Freedom, But All Will
Fight Taxation. ?
Camden bachelors nre up In arm
against tho proposed bill which Charles
V. Oslroh, member of the Slate Assert
bly. Is going to Introduce Into the Leg
islature, taxing all single, marriageable)
men KK annually. One and all they have
banded together for mutual protection,
and at this very moment are putting their
more or less sparsely covered heads to
gether in a final concerted endeavor to
prevent auch e. bill from becoming
"We'll call a meeting of all the bach
clors of the city, nay, oven of the State,
If necessary, end proceed to Trenton en
masse to lobby against this bill," said
Albert Matthews, chairman of the Town
ship Committee and clerk of the sheriff'
ofllce, who, It Is rumored, has for nigh
onto 40 years cherished his single blessed
ness as a miser guards his hoard.
"I consider this bill as nothing let
than a direct and Impudent nttack on
the liberty of man," he continued Indig
nantly, "and personally I want to say
right here and now that If It becomes a
law I, for one, shall fefUae to pay tho
tax, I'll take my case to the highest
court of the law, but I'll never pay that
A man, according to Camden standards,
becomes a. ba'chelor when ho Is success
ful In closing his cars to the .marriage)
bells for 35. years. After such a pro
tracted display of resistance to .feminine)
wiles he Is considered eligible to the tltla
of confirmed and hardened bachelor, and
any legislation which tends to Jeopardii
his supposedly happy state, or to cast as
persions upon It In any way, will not be
tolerated for an Instant.
In the opinion of William Alva Stew
art, nn architect ot Camden and secret '
tary of tho Rotary Club, the Joys and
bliss of untrammeled bachelorhood are)
such that even a tax of 1000 would be
worth paying for the privilege. If th
unwedded state may be so termed.
"If they make the tax more than $500,"
said he emphatically In his ofllce or 3d
street, "I'll be tempted to -write ardent
letters to matrimonial agents in an en
deavor to get me a w(fe hurriedly, but
I'm willing to pay for my liberty; up to
that amount. Though, as a matter of
fact," he continued Judiciously, "accord
ing to the example set by Adam, a wom
an is only worth 1. He gave one 'bone'
for Eve, you know.
"One thing Is certain, howover: if this
bill should by any chance become a law
I shall Institute a movement to 'boycott
the women, and the boycott shall be kept
up until they. In turn, force the Legis
lature to revoke it"
Mark D. Bullfant, a prosperous real
estate broker of 21 Broadway, considers
that 130 a year would "let him off cheap '
"Certainly, my present peace of mini
Is u-nrth that trivial num." He said irrand-
ly, and smiled the happy smile ot one
whose cares are nil, "a dollar a week; a
man couldn't think of keeping a wife on
that, and I wouldn't change with my
married friends If the tax were double
In the opinion ot "Bob" Cain, a mm.w
nf the Camden Board of Freeholders and
a bachelor of long and honored standing,
the Ostron bill deserves to be placed In
the same category with the measure In
troduced last year by Bennett Fishier, of
Montclalr, N. J., to tax cats, but what
"Bob" is trying to figure out is why "they
pick on bachelors and cats and let the
old maids go scott free."
Other well-known bachelors who are,
expected to enter the "Down with the
tax" campaign are T. B. McClaln, man
ager of the Bell Telephone Company;
Malcolm B. 'Webster, lawyer, and William
Strandwttz, business man. These, to
gether with all of the bachelor member
of the notary Club, wl'.l fight Mr. Ostron
and his bill tooth and pall In order to de
feat his proposed measure.
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