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EVENING LEDGER-PHILADELPHIA, THTmSPAT, JANUARY 7, 1918.
21,000 EGGS, ALL
ADVANCED IN AGE,
MOST QUIT STATE
Big Consignment From Iowa
Has Been in Cold Stor
age Longer Than Eight
Twentyfour -thousand eggs, that have
keen tn cold itorngo mora ihah the limit
tight oionths set by the Pennsylvania
Imp, orflj toeing reloaded on freight cars
at tho Heading Hallway yards, 3a and
Btrka streets, today Tor shipment out of
Tho eggs; probably will bo sent to Now
Torkond thence t6 Europe, In tho opinion
of Robert M. Blmmor, special agent of
tho Btftto Dairy and Food Commission,
Who discovered that tho eggs had been
fri cold storage beyond tho limit Ho Ib
responsible for thelrbelng shipped away.
Simmers learned that two carloads of
eggs .from Dunlap, la., has arrived In
this city last Thursday. When ho nr
H,vcd et tho freight -yards, most of tho
eggs had boen unloaded. Ono hundred
and forty-flvo crates had been sont to
tho Aetna. Butter Company, In Callow-
fctll street? M to Frank Hclerlok, also
Collowhllt street, and other quantities to
Tho eggs wcro consigned to Nlco &
8chrelbor, 3 South Water Btrcet. Sim
mers wont to tho firm mid pointed out
that tho eggs had boen put In cold storage
Aptfl 18. 19H. Ho Insisted that thoso al
ready delivered for sato bo collected and
ahtppe dout of the State.
Members of tho Nlco & Schrclber firm
promised to do this and to glvo Mr. Sim
mers tho shipping receipt. Ho said today
tho eggs aro being reloaded In tho freight
ears. Owing to frequent nnd large ship
ments to Europe this yoan whero fancy
prfces have been obtained. for eggs, ac
cording to Simmers, thero is now a. short
age of TCOCt crates of eggs In this country.
Because of this; cold storage people are
taftjng all kinds' of chances, he says, to
get eggs Into'thlB city that have been
In cold storage .longer than tho limit
allowed by tho law.
Twenty dealers accused or soiling rot
ten eggs were arraigned before Magis
trate Itooney today nnd fined or held In
ball for court. The dealers are given the
choice of paying tho fine or facing trial.
Most of them paid fines.
Thero aro hundreds of cans of eggs
unfit for food. In cold storage houses
In this city", according to a statement
mado In an address last night, at Lan
caster, by Harry P. Cossldy, former spe
cial agent for tho Stnto Food and Dairy
Commission. Mr. CaBsldy's statement Is
generally taken as an arraignment of tho
administration of Special Agent Foust,
tho present Incumbent of the office. Cns
sldy made the additional statement that
he would welcome an opportunity to
prove his charge beforo the proper au-thorltlos.-
Cassldy has recently mado several ad
dresses fn different parts of th6 State on
dure food subjects, and hns taken oc
custom to Insinuate that the "Pure Food
Department might be run better than
It Is. . -
WORKMEN INJURED IN FALL
Sullder Escapes Serious Hurts by
A fitadferemoAt fall of moro than to
feet to the ground today resulted In no
more serlotls an Injuty than a slightly
fractured wrist and a bruised tnco for
Archie Mills, n. structural Iron worker, 81
years olll. of 1116 Spring Garden street.
Mills vs? on the fourth floor of tho
building being erected nt 27th and Chris
tian streets for the Phllndelohla Ulectrlo
Company, ' Ho was catching whlto'hot
rivets In a keg from a comrade's pinchers
and leaned too for to stop a "wild pitch."
Although he Is apparently not seriously
hurt, physicians at tho Polyclinic IIos
pltnl aro keeping htm under close obser
TO .A CONFERENCE
PLAN TO RESTORE POST OF
Republican Senators Will Mnko a
treost a srtrr cossiiroNDENt)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 7. A determined
fight will be made by tho Itopubltcans In
the Senate to restore tho Assistant Post
masters of first nnd second class post
offices abolished by the House post
ofTlco bill. Tho Democrats nttempted to
get thesa offices out of civil service In
order to get tho places, all of which
aro held by Republicans.
ThM proccduro mot with failure, and
the final resort of abolishing them and
reducing the salaries and making thorn
mere clerks succeeded In tho postofilco
bill. The plea was then mado that It
was dono for economy.
Senator Oliver today offered nn amend.
tnent to the postofilco bill, proposing an
appropriation of $3,200,000 for tho com
pensation of tho Assistant Postmasters.
In this fight he will be Joined by Senator
Penrose and most of tho Republican
Believed Desirous of Induc
ing Them to Hurry Along
Legislation and Pass Ship
SEEK FOR LOST HEIR
Monoy Awnlts Man Who Disappeared
Xiko His Fathor.
Attornoys are endeavoring to discover
tho whereabouts of Anthony Haller, Jr.,
heir to a trust fund left by his fathor,
Anthony Holler, who died six months ago
According to Information which reached
the ofTlco of Congressman J. Washington
Loguo, who Is acting for the estate, Hal
ler disappeared seven years ngo, but rela
tives who havo put In claims for tho
estate say he never existed Tho trust
Is a small ono, not exceeding (600.
Michael Hnller. grandfather of tho mis
sing man, left trust funds to two daugh
ters and three sonB with tho nrovlslon
that tho mdney should pass on to their
emiarcn. Antnony Hnller, Sr., dropped
out of tho family clrdo and little was
heard of him by his brothers and sisters.
At his death, it was said, he had a son,
Anthony Hnller, Jr. Relatives denied the
elder Haller was ever married. Informa
tion reached tho attorneys that Anthony
Hnller frequented tho Walnut Street Tho
atro five years ago, but there aro no
other clues to locate him.
SMOTHERS BABY IN SLEEP
Woman Accidentally Suffocates
Child Four Days Old.
A 4-year-old baby, who lay In bed by
tho sjdo of her mother, Mrs. Rose Pearl
man, 1213 South 5th street, was acci
dentally suffocnted this morning.
The father found the child lying be
neath the mother and ran with It to
Mount Slnal Hospltnl, but tho physicians
pronounced It dead.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 7.-Prcsldont Wil
son has summoned Republican nnd Demo
cratic leaders In both Houses of Congress
for a conferenco tonight at tho White
House, presumably to seek some means
by which to expedite legislation In order
to stave off the threatened extra session
on account of tho filibuster in the Senate
against tho Government ship purchase
Senator Galtlnger, Republican leader In
tho Senate, who Is leading tno filibuster
against the ship purchase bill by which
tho Government Is expected to go Into
tho shipping business. Is among those who
will confer with the President tonight.
Senators Overman and Hoko Smith,
Democrats; Representative underwood,
Democratic leader In tho House; Repub
lican leader Mann and otherB also will
bo at tho White House.
'I have not been Informed by the Presi
dent what he wishes to see mo ubout,"
Senator Gallln'xer Bald today, "but I
presume It Is In reference to the shipping
Asked If tho Republicans Intended to
keep up their flllbUBtor against the bill
In tho Senate, Senator Galllngor asserted
that tho Republicans could hold out as
long os the Democrats could.
This Is taken to Indicate that If tho
President Insists upon forcing through
the shipping bill nt this sosslon, Republi
can Senators will resort to every par
llmentary manouver at their command to
prolong dobato. Already prolonged dis
cussion of tho urgent deficiency bill,
which was passed by tho Senato yester
day, points to the fact that tho minority
Is contriving every means to hold up leg
islation In order to sidetrack tho ship
ping bill, which tho President Insists
must bo enacted Into law as speedily as
Senntor Burton, of Ohio, when tho ship
ping bill was taken Up today, announced
that ho would make a "few remarks" on
the substitute amendment to the ship
ping bill offered by Senator netchor,
acting chairman of tho Commerco Com
mittee. Tho Fletcher nmondment embod
ies the principal amendments offered to
tho bill. Senator Burton said today his
"few remarks" may prolong the debato
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&wd tmdt?l thi (w miHfvfat f
Charges Include "Unbecoming Con
duct" and Assault.
Edward Corliss, pilot of tho pollco boat
Ashhrjdgc. and Lieutenant 12. J. Walsh,
of tho pollco boat King, each nppeared
beforo tho Pollco Board of Inquiry today
to answer charges of "conduct unbecom
ing nn offloer and assault and battery,"
Each preferred the charges against the
Tho troublo grew out of a light on De
cember 1?, at tho Race street wharf, when
Corliss was prevented frqm Rotting on
thtf'boat King by Lieutenant Walsh. The
case was referred to Director Porter.
The Board of Inquiry heard also tho
casq of colored Policeman Mnssey, of the
21th and Fltzwater streets station, who
was charged with "cowardlco" In con
nection with his conduct at n race riot
on South street, between 17th and lSth
atreots, on Christmas Day.
Policeman Harding, of the 12th and Pino
streets station, who was In plain clothes
nt the time of tho riot, attempted to ns
Blst Mnssey, and In his efforts he was so
badly beaten that he had to be treated
at the Polyclinic Hospital. It was
charged that Massey deserted Hording
whonthe odds became too 'great, but the
testimony of several wltnosses showed
that Massoy was pursuing soveral of
His case was also referred to Director
Philip H. Johnson's contract with
the Department of Health is held
to be responsible for the quarrel
which resulted in the resignation
of Dr. Harte and Assistant Di
TAKES UP DDTIE5
OF HIS NEW POST
Meets Heads of Department
Bureaus and Says He Will
Decide All Official
WOMAN HELD FOR THEFT
OF MONEY FOR EXPENSES
Housekeeper Charged With Telling
Milkman Employer Was Abroad.
Tho milkman watted for moro thnn a
year for J53 while Charles S. Perley, 46
dowen avcifue, Chestnut Hill, was sup
posedly detained In Europo by the war
and making (lying trips to Boston to see
his "dying son." And all the time Mr.
Perley was either at his office or at homo.
Mr. Perley's housekeeper. Mrs. Rose
Davis, who had charge of the household,
was today held under $500 ball by Magis
trate Pennock for representing her em
ployer to be whore he was not, or, moro
explicitly, for embezzling 1, the milk
bill being a part of that sum. She Is
alleged to have appropriated money for
household expenses, telling the creditors
that Mr. Perley was away, and Is charged
with presenting bogus grocery bills to
her employer. Mr. Perley and the milk
man, A. R, Haensel. 6753 Keyser street,
caused tho arrest of the housekeeper.
MUST REPLACE BHOHE TRAINS
TRENTON, Jan. 7. Tnp Publlo Utili
ties Commission has ordered the Penn
sylvania Railroad o restore to service
passenger trains on the shore dlvlsjon
which were taken off last September.
TODAY'S MAHRIAaE LICENSES'
William P. Noble, 310 S. Frixer at, n4
AsnS Campbell. 310 S. Fraier at.
Harold J Mk, S8i8 Watlaca at., and Anna
V Farrell, SUO Mantua ava.
U, and Rof
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Loula Kurnlk. 30 Jackaon at., and Frieda
Budak, 114 Falnnount av.
Thomas A Dean. Colllniawood. N. J., and
Kathertne Btarrltt. S46d Chiatnut at.
John nynn, stud N. 7th ., and Mary T.
nftlma". 8925 N, Fairbill at. .. ,
fluatav En'rel. SOS Nactarlna at., and Unit
Numa. 602 Qr at. ... . . .
Patar Kicks. l30 B. 234 at., an4 Babacea
Hunter. 1M0 B. 2Sd at. .. ....
lUrbVrt 6, nurtla Brtokljn, N. J., ana Helen
O Dahl, JUU 8. Jthan at. , M . ,
EJwIn C Prlealer, tiu laland.and Anna.
183 Ulfnin street. ...
tela, KU2J uamaa 'eircci. ana
"-. W "' r- I a -.
Marie V McLaughlin. 2421 H. Alder f.
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IS Jasner at
Jamea Mabry, N 18th at., and Anna
ClaMiSJ" 'plut!' JUltlnwr.. M4-, and Badle
B. Btalllnga Ualtfowre, Md
Edwin Kllneburger,, 2344 JBbert St., and
JMa. V. Sm ih. 282S .Oakdalu at.
faille Backs, Vli 8. 2d ti and U! Teltel
CabTlUBmIt1?.84l 'oUklnaon at, and K1.
Bolomon. S0 Snyder ava. -Antonl
Yaalnekl. 4215 Crescent street, and
nnl.laa Daiicka. -215 Crescent street .
iMlnor O Brlnckle. 807 . Belmont a.e., and
Chroni. S03T BlavU it.
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Helen R Yecker. Md atreat and Oalnqr road.
Manuel Ferrerro. 204 Cayuga at., ana CeJutl
iwa JaaikowlaJc.W2C.Bath at.
rein Puchalaki, 2918 Battt st . and BUnle
12 jiSriwliv. 22f Bath at, ...
Ocar f Ulra. 2.818. Wilder. St.. and Mary
J Boland. alo wiiaer eireer
EJwart Ptalrjirv IIS
Marta C aW,.M24
r. us E airard avenue, and
QUI, U24 Otigt avenue
orovlch. pn 5. Front at,
It. 1621 8. Front at.
Dr. Samuel Lewis 'Zlcgler, tho newly
appointed Director of Public Health nnd
Charities, was formally Introduced to
tho various bureau chiefs of his depart
ment todny by Mayor Blankenburg. The
new Director appcarod nt the Mayor's
ohlco this .morning, and with tho Mayor
and his secretary, Cyrus D. Fors, went
to the offices of tho department.
Dr. Frank Woodbury and Bromley
Wharton. Of tho State Board of Chari
ties, with other officials of that and other
health organizations and many of his
medical friends, called at the office today
to congratulate Doctor Zlcgler on his
appointment ond to wish him success.
The now director said he would follow
tho plans o flits predocessor, Dr. Richard
H. Harte, In the distribution of tho $50,000
appropriated by Councils for emergency
relief. He would not go Into details until
ho had had time to study tho ordinance,
ho declared, and to become familiar with
tho technicalities of tho matter.
Director Zlcgler also declined to be
drawn Into dlscusplon of any other phase
of his new position. When asked If he
would run tho department himself or
would accept suggestions, he countered by
saying ho always would bo willing tq
listen to suggestions, but that he alone
would make final decision upon them.
By request of Mayor Blankenburg, As
sistant Director Alexander M. Wilson,
who resigned' yesterday when the Mayor
asked him to. Is remaining In his office.
He will stn at his desk until Director
Zlegler appoints a successor to help tho
new Director to become familiar with
tho routine of tho department
Director Zlcgler said the future would
have to take care, of Itself when asked
If ho contemplatod the reappointment of
Mr. Wilson as Assistant Director. Wil
son also declined to talk. Tho Director
said ho would not enter Into any con
troversy when asked his opinion of tho
difference between former Director Harto
and Director Coqko over Architect John
son. He declared In favor of a peace
ful administration of his office.
"The tender of the directorship of tho
Department of Health came to me as a
surprise. Mayor Blankenburg sat here
In my study chair yesterday afternoon
and urged me to take tho place. He said
to me, smiling, 'Now, Doctor, don't bo
like the young girl when Tom proposed,
and say, "Oh, this Is so sudden!" ' I told
htm that I would not, and accepted Ills
"Every one may rest assured that
shall do nothing to retard the good work
of my predecessors and that, It changes
ore mado In any of thes.e departments,
they will be made for the sole purpose, of
rendering the departments more efficient.
"I have been especially Interested In
the matter of housing for many years,
and tho creation of that commission met
my heartiest approval. I Shall direct
much of my personal attention to that
matter. But for the present and for
some time to come, doubtless, it will be
my task to search and learn before I
shall be able to take a sure step forward.
"The caro of tho Insane and Indigent
will receive my constant attention, and
I r shall strive to make all needed im
provements as speedily as conditions
At this time I am without deflnlta
policies, except the general policy of mak
Ins my department aa eftlclent as It oan
"As to my politics, In national affairs
I have always been a regular Republican,
but In city affairs I have voted as I
wished, for the man who appealed to mo
as being the best of the Jot So, you see,1
I bq into office free-handed and unprej
udiced." VM INTERESTS IN
Continued from Pace On
Democrats and Republicans, apposed to
local option?" he was asked.
"I think the great bulk went to elect
Penrose. The; liquor men luiew no matter
what Brumbaugh said about (pea option,
the only safey to their" causa rested with
tho election of Penrose, They knew tbat
be would control Brumbaugh and the
Irfglslatuta. It Penrqi had been, de
feated there would have beii a local
option measure enacted by tho prevent
tjaghifttyre. Aa p. e4Muqunce of their
ka4liM of tkt situAtWn tb liquor
uet w pr ntvnvi iv n
ti.cUr4W tfcAt U !$ is
pM wiwaji t in iawiry.
ARCHITECTS Tf ILL
PROBE CAREER OF
PHILIP H. JOHNSON
Brother Craftsmen Appoint
Committee to Investigate
Contract With City and
A searching Inquiry Into the architec
tural career of Philip H. Johnson, Phila
delphia's political architect hi perpetuity,
has been Inslltuted.by the Philadelphia
Chapter of the American Institute of
Architects. Moled architects are members
nt thin oreatllzotlon.
It Is expected that the Investigators-
will delve Into the contract, unaer '-"
Johnson operates and which was granted
during tho Ashbrldgo administration. The
Johnson contract was the Important fac
tor In tho controversy which Is said to
have resulted In Mayor Blankenburgs re
quest for the resignation of former Direc
tor Harto, of tho Department of Health
and Charities. ,
Johnson's official position Is thst or
"consulting city nrchltoot." He was a
brother-in-law of the lato Israel Durham,
who was n political boss In Pennsylvania.
For 12 years Johnson has enjoyed nn
exclusive monopoly of till the architec
tural work of tho Department or Health
and Chnrjtles. .
Slnco IW3, whcnlthe amailng contract
was cnttred Into between Johnson and
the city, ho lias been receiving 5 per cent,
on the cost of buildings nnd llxturcs he
designed. Ills share of tho new "Philadel
phia Oonernl Hospital, which will cost
C,O0O,i0, wilt bo nt least $300,000.
Thp present Investigation Is being con
ducted to determine why Johnson has
been able to obtain Important contracts
to make drawings nnd supervise tho con
struction of publlo Institutions, Efforts
will nlso bo mado to get Information
rolatlng to Johnson's architectural edu
cation and ability.
COMMITTEE IN CHAHOE.
It became known today that tho Inves
tigation Is In chnrgo of n commlttco of
three, of which Professor William P.
Laird, of the University of Pennsylva
nia, Is chnlrman. Tho other members of
the commlttco are composed of Horace
Wells Sellers, of tho firm of Sellers a
Itlppey, with offices In tho Stephen
Glrard Building, and John Slnklcr, of the
firm of Blsell, Slnkler and Tlldcn, archi
tects, In tho Bailey Building.
The meeting at which It was decided to
appoint a commltteo to Investigate John
son's career, who Is nn ex-rodmnn In tho
Bureau of Surveys, and who was drop
ped 15 i ears ago for Incompetency, was
held recently In tho rooms of the Busi
ness Men's nnd Professional League, nnd
was held under tho auspices of the Phila
delphia Chapter of tho American Insti
tute of Architects. Milton B. Medary,
president of tho local branch of tho archi
tects' association, presided.
Action to Investigate Johnson's archi
tectural ability was decided upon after
the publication of tho editorial, "A New
Architect and a New Blocklcy," In tho
Evbnino Ledoer on December 15, 1514.
The editorial called attention to( tho fact
that a lot of bricks piled together did
not mean a modern hospital building.
This editorial was read at tho meeting
and resulted In tho appointment of the
Investigation, Committee. ,
Many of tho members manifested sur
prise when statements wore mado that
Johnson, who Is known among politicians
as "Phil," had obtained contracts with
the city to make drawings and supervise
the construction as architect without com
petition. Leading architects who attended the
meeting nnd frankly voiced th'elr l(sentl
ments pointed out that many of tho Im
portant contracts have been In existence
for nearly 13 years, being perpetual In
their nature. It was argued by some of
the members that tho oxpeditures of these
contracts amounted to many millions.
POmTS OP INQUIRY.
The committee was requested to learn
Just what qualifications Johnson pos
sessed, whero he had received his archi
tectural education, training and also from
which college, university or academy he
had been graduated'. Several members
frankly said that they had never heard
whether Johnson had taken a courso In
The committee was Instructed to report
-what action should bo taken by tho Insti
tute, it any, following Its Investigation.
Among the projects for which Johnson
has designed plans and which were men
tioned at tho meeting were:
Tho Hospital for tho Indigent, the Phil
adelphia Hospital for the Insane, the
Philadelphia General Hospital for Sur
gical and Other Cases, tho Municipal Hos
pital for Contagious Diseases, the Home
for Feeble-minded, recreation buildings,
playgrounds and improvements on ground
nt Wth. Mth, Chrlstlqh and Webster
streets, railroad viaduct 9th street below
Jefferson, Athletic Square, Westmoreland
Square and Watorvlew Park, 22d street
and Scdgcly avenue.
Edward Crane, a prominent architect,
with offices at 1013 Walnut street, who la
a member of the American Institute of
Architects, today said:
"The city should determine whether
Johnson'B contract, made 12 years ago, is
legal. I believe that architects should be
selected by tho city after an open compe
tition. This will mean the elimination of
politics and favoritism."
RUSH TO BECOME CITIZENS
BOO Eorelgners Appty for Naturall
An unprecedented number of foreigners
besieged the naturalization officials In the
Federal Bulldtngetoday to make applica
tion for citizenship. Several policemen
Were detailed to keep the M0 men In
order, Men of all nationalities were pres
ent, but by far the greatest number was
made up of those from countries now at
Some of these said they had been liv
ing In this country for many years, but
had never become citizens, and fearing
they would now be called to arms tn
Europe, wera hastening to take out cit
izenship papers here.
Some, time ago It became necessary to
turn over the Civil Service rooms to Jian
die the largo number of foreigners that
applied, and shortly after 10 additional
clerks were sent from Washington to aid
the naturalization work In this city.
riBEMfEN OUABD TABERNACLE
Chemical Engine Ho. 1 and Crew
Hove to Twentieth and Vine.
Chemical Engine No. t, of 19th and
South Streets, with a. full day and night
crew of eight men. Including Captain
Daniel Laird, moved intp new quarters
in a small butldlnK at Mth and Vine
streets today, adjoining the "Billy" Bun
day tabrru.cle Tho engine and Us crew
will remain there night and day through
out tho campaign.
Phis move was mde to give instant
-protection to the tabernacle j4 Che
Crowd that throng it is ea of Bra.
Within haXi a. minute after tka attMt
IH soanjfcd. If rtns tan4 ij fct Ip i
tat us whsu. no. i a Oil na cr
TO PROBE CLERK'S DEATH
Deteclive Will Investlffftto Injury to
Coroner Knight todny instructed De
Wive Frank Paul to Investigate tho
death of Jason Mortimer, years old, a
former clerk at tho Inasmuch Mission,
10th and Locust streets, who was found
In his room nt the mission during the
latter part of November In an uncon
scious condition, nnd with a cut in his
head. Mortimer died in tho Jefferson
Hospital today. .,.,'.
When Mortimer was found, It was be
lieved that ho had been a victim of rob
bers, but upon furlhor Investigation, It
Was decided ho had rocelvcd the lacera
tion when ho fell to the floor following
an attack of vertigo.
POOR MOTHER GIVES
CHILD TO WEALTHY'
WOMAN FROM SOUTH
Camden Parent Surrenders
Girl in Hope' That She
May Have Better Home
"I, Mrs. Amelia Sauts, of my own freo
will and accord, hereby agree to surren
der all fujuro mother rights to my daugh
ter Amelia, 10 years old. I also agree to
permit Mrs. Halph Shcddon to adopt my
A poor mother, making her living as a
wash.voman, and a cultured nnd wealthy
Indy met In tho pnrlor of a cottago In
West Colllngswood, N. J., today, and
signed their nnmes to this agreement.
Boforo tho Ink on tho legal document
had dried, a mother suddoply mado child
less, nnd a childless wife who becamo a
fostcr-mothor, wcro on their wny to their
Somo day Amelia Sauet, who until this
morning was an inmate of tho Mary J.
Ball Day Nursery, In Camden, will be
come the heiress of a largo estate. Sho
will be aboard a Pullman car tonight,
bound for San Antonio Tonus.
Tho adoption of Amelia Snust, who
nour know what It meant to havo a good
home, nlco dresics, spending money, auto
mobllo rides and attending prlvato schools,
Is tho lesult of a wealthy woman's search
for n homeless girl.
Four years ngo Mrs. rfalph Sneddon,
who Is the wife of a prqmlnonf phyelcaln
In Sin Antonio, Tex., made up her mind
to find a homeless girl and make her
hnppy. The Sheddens havo never had
children. They own farms, ranchcB nnd
automobiles. Often they discussed who
their futuro heirs would bo.
HAD LONG SEARCH.
Mrs. Shcddon left her homo with one
purpose In mind, to find a girl she nnd her
husband could adopt. Her Journey led
hor to many lnrgo cities. She visited
aslums nnd nurseries. A week ago Bhe
Whllo visiting hor sister, Mrs. Christ
man, who Uvea at 710 Nagtll uvenue.
West Colllngswood, sho heard of the
Mnry J. Ball Nursery. Patrons of the
nursery told Mrs. Sheddcn of the many
orphan nnd homeless children who woro
living In thnt Institution, '
It did not take long for tho news to
spread tn West Colllngswood that from
tho South a society woman had como to
Camden to adopt a poor child. Letters
began to roach Mrs. Shedden. Mothers
from many parts of South Jersey wroto
that thoy woro willing to have Mrs. Shed
den adopt their child,
"I want a little girl who will call mo
mamma and my husband papa," said Mrs.
Shedden, when sho cnlled at tho Mary J.
Matron McEwen led the visitor to one
of the dormitories Among tho children
on tho floor, -was dark eyes and black
"MAMMA A POOR LADY."
"Havo you a mother?" asked Mrs.
'Yes, and my mamma. Is a poor lady,"
replied Amelia In a gentle and half
Mrs. Shedden then made up her mind
to adopt Amelia.
Mrs, Samst wns Informed of Mrs. Shed
den's desire to ndopt her child. A meet
ing was m ranged. When Mrs. Saust
heard Mrs. Shedden's proposition, she
"My daughter never knew what it -was
to have- n good home. Often sho has
gone without food for days. My hus
band doesn't work and when ho does
ho earns small wages. I lovo Amelia,
but I oin willing to part with her If I
can be assured that she will have a bet
County Prosecutor William Kraft
agreed to help In arranging tho adoption
proceedings, which was officially agreed
Mrs, Saust went to West Colllngswood
today to say good-bye to her cjilld. It Is
probably the last tlmo that she will se
Fivo mothers wefe present at the tlmo
when the (wo women signed tha adoption
papers. Some of them wept. Mrs. Saust
walked out of tho parlor and, as sho
reached tho street, slie waved her hand
to her, daughter, who stood at tho window.
TRANSIT FIGHT WON,
FOBS PROVIDE LOAN
Continued from Pace One
be no string to them. Philadelphia's new
transit system Is not to be hampered by
such things as city lines.
Where real estate developments result
In heavy population of sections outside
tho city lines, that are physically part
of the city, the now surface, subway and
elevated lines aro to provide for such
VICTORY PLEASES TAYLOR.
Director Taylor was naturally pleased
With the victory. He knew It would
como eventually, but not even the most
confident worker for real rapid transit
had expected It so aulckly and so thor
"Drafts of two ordlnsnces have been
prepared, with relation to the Increase of
the city's indebtedness for transit de
velopment," ha said. "Mr. Connelly very
kindly agreed to Introduce them in Coim
ells at today's .session."
The Director will reserve other comment
until the mass meeting. Immediately
after news of Mr. Connelly's action spread
about the city tho Director was besieged
at his office with telephone and personal
culls from friends wishing to congratulate
PATAI. QUABBEL OVER OABDS
One Han Dead, Another Dyings as
Result of Argument.
NEWARK, N. J , Jan. T -As a result
of n altercation over a gamo of cards,
AntQiuo Deptlseo. 38 er old, ws hot
apd blUd early toda, and 'hom
mtMil 1 dying in St. JHW Hospital
AeM4itMf W lb Mat? old ly tit
wttMWMs at iHe luVjurti. tfce
ttliUKttiU tjofc. tUt-fc hfj ibii iguuiBi
iittiJi ut.,t tfae XIBS ot tt.
SUCCESS OF LOAI
IN SELECT "COlIl
Many Big Projects, IncL
ing High-speed Tt;
" '""ay, W-A,
Select Council will today ,,,,
Ordinance authorizing tho tit 3oS M !
nlclpal loan for preliminary wofVeTv
tl'nrl nt r.M.vln. mIIm.j i .. ."!
Ings In South Philadelphia. mmb.iJ
of Blockley, Improvement of iw
wnter supply nnd other clvle Ia
Tho action In Select Council IMJ
Bary to mako the millions of thtt
subject to appropriation for If.. ?
or contracts on tho projects InclnS
tlia mraailrii Tf la Awn....., ..
vertlslng for tho floating of abam i
000 of tho loan will bo begtih iB
Mayor Blankenburg will reMlh,
loan ordinance at his office as ooA
It, nnie.il tn l,n fl.1..f ..t.t -
will Immediately nffix his slsniC,
uiu uiu. Alumni uvuuii is xo DS a,
by tho Mayor, as he and Mrs. Bu!3
uurgr cuii"ipiiuo leaving tohltM i
AShevlIlo, N. C whero a period
will follow his reccht strenuous Jm?.!
Incident to tho controversy In tu
pnrtment of Health and' Charlllel n
terminated csterday In the ruin
of Director Harto and Assistant Bbi
Wilson, nnd tho appointment it J.
Lewis Zleglor to tho Dlrectorshlft'ij
Mayor will also recuperate from tij
NO OPPOSITION EXPECTED;
Select Council wilt also receive '
from tho Mayor, notice of oppolol
of Doctor Zleglor as Director of U
partment of Health and Charities,
Is expected to be no pronounced
tlon to tho confirmation at
Zlcgler's appointment In the
branch unless It arises from tho n
zatlon adherents anxious to oppost
.Major in any action.
Tile loan bill wns Introduced lit
mon Council on December 22 -alter
preliminary 30 days ol advertising
other legal requlrcmento Involving ft
sary delays had been concluded.
proprlntlon hills distributing bortloti
the loan to tho Transit Department,
ino water uureau, ourvcy jjurcia
other branches of municipal goven
have already boon Introduced In Co
PROGRAM FOR APPROPRIATES
Tho Finance Committee, to which,
appropriation bills were referred, win
port faornbly on tho measures toi
and they will be placed on the c&li
for passage at tho next meeting of
Mayor Blankenburg hns already
rerrod with City Controller Wnlton-rBt lr
uity solicitor nynn regnrmrg tne, ram f
ing or about J2,6W,wu or the low JoM
vide funds for the early start of U
projorted public Improvements, and
pay off mandamus writs aggrepkBb
$H),wu, on wmen tne city is now pre
Interest at the rnto of 6 per cent
PLOTS FOB PLAY CENTBES
Councils' Commltteo Beports jEVtTfK
ably on Use of Tracts;.
Councils' Committee on City I'JODi'
met today and reported favorably on US
tn nlann urwlpl nnnprvfalnn of the liolri'sW
Recreation tho following plots of grraV1!!
as play centres: Tract bounded by to
water, 17th, Catharlno and I6tn W:
tract bounded by 20th, 27th, Morrli l:
Mooro streets; trnct bounded by KlrtEje
wnnrt. Hprlnp. fTroKsnn nnil fTolton itffi!;aBRt
The committee nlso referred W W"1
Finance Commlttco bills making urn
prlatlons for Improvement of RiyK
Park, In tho 28th Ward, and the purcii
for twou or a firehouse at the noruvi
corner of Kensington avenue and
Btreet, In the 33d Ward. H
HOUSE FILLS WITH STEAMf
Explosion in Boiler Drives Metnb
ui X iwjiuy bu uuccki .i
The explosion of a boiler In the cAi
of the home or William T. Tiwen,Jt9
Kcan avenue and Mauhelm street, Cc
mnntown, caused considerable
ment In that neighborhood this res."
Inc. No dnmace was done to the bc9
., , ,. 41
or utuao i u. . l
The explosion blew off one of the qtf-1
Jackets of the boiler, and In a few !
utes tho entire house was filled ,
steam, driving members of the U
to the street. Plumbers shut ott'
Fof Eastern Pennsylvania and !l
Jersey: Fair and colder tonight PaiSfl
day, strong west winds.
Thh wpntflpnRtnrm hn rtvtpndfd
trough-like depression over the Ml
slppl yalley yesterday morning v
ranldlv assumed a more circular fOT
tlon and Is central north of Lake WA)
this morning. It has caused genersi r
from the Mississippi River enstwsrt
the Atlantic ' coast during the Uit,J
hours, hut cljar skies prevail over
middle Atlantic and the southern 8U
this morning. The temperatures M
rlann rnnMlv nlnncr ih nrtrth Atl&fiv
slope and are unseasonably mild t!M
morning, wiiiie a moderate rail ns rei
general tnrougnout tne "-.one i"1.?
great central valleys and the souy7
U, S. Weather Bureau Bulletin, f
Obsanatlon made at 8 a m K""? ,"?,S
inn m n m i-r. ran. uinn siv n"r
8 a.ro, n't, fall. Wind Ity VS
i&ai 4tan- vviw
Low . ,
Abilene. Tr,,., 82 SO ., H B Clesi
Atlantic City.,., U ,63 6W 3 gls
.luanuLrcic. I, u. lis u . . r v m
iio.ton. Mass.... 58 41 .63 BW
Buffalo. N. V... 83 83 X.M W
Chloaso, in ... s a w
Cleveland, o... "- as
Denver, CoL..., 10 8
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(Detroit. Mich.... V8 '-
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Kansas City, Us,
lAuUvllle. Ky .
New Orleans, La. 4 1 41
Sew TJork. . W 4
N Platte. Neb . 8 .8
Oklahoma. Okla. u
VorllanJ, Me . . .
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St Paul, Minn
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