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EVENING LKDaBB-PHIliABBLBHIA, flATfnrnAY. JANtTABY.JgiJJll
Decree Annuls Oil Mining
and Other' Concessions
Granted Between 1 876
tVABHINOTOrr, Jan. ".-General Car
ranxa has Issued a dtoreo annulling all
ell, mining, Irrtgnlion, Umber and other
concessions In tha ontira recubllo of
Mexico, granted between December 1,
isfj, and January 7, lilt, olTlclal advices
to tha Constitutionalist agency hero to
Thla decree ousts the tremendous in
terests of too Wators-Plerco Oil Com
pany, Lord Cowdray'a Company, as- woll
as the American and other holdors of
concessions of all kinds In Mexico. The
ilecree annuls all concessions granted by
Diaz, Madero and Hucrtn. It Includes
domestic ns woll as forclpn concessions.
This means, the agency stated, that all
Industry carried on by tho holdors of
these concessions will remain at a stand
still pending1 the formulation ty new land
laws and concession regulations.
Carranza'a purpose In Issuing this de
cree. It was stnted, was to reatoro the
land to tho peons.
Inasmuch as Carranza's forces control
the. Slato of Vera Crux and the territory
surrounding Tamploo, It Is believed that
he will bo ablo to enforce his decree so
far as tho oil land concessions aro con
csrried, as the chief oil flelds'nro located
In that region.
Mexican oil concerns, with brunch of
fices In Philadelphia, announced this aft
ernoon that General Carranxa's order
would hardly affect this city. But fow
companies In Philadelphia have Mexican
concessions. Among them aro the Na
tional Oil Company and the Interoccan
Local officials of these concerns said
they wero not In a position to say how
tho order would affect their companies,
(These companies receive their oil from
Moxlco, but are controlled by American
capital. Head offices aro In New York.
MOEOAIT MONEY FOB VILLA
ton tinned from Vntt One
advertisement for women to travel with
a show For some time she accompanied
a troupe of performers through various
smalt New Jersey towns. Then they
tame back lo this city.
After a time, she declared. Hasina
threatened to kilt her unless she earned
money. He rented a room In Hodman
street for hef, she testified, and another
room In a bouse at 1523 Lombard street.
Tho purpose or the Hodman street room,
according to the Brown woman, was to
lure white men Into It to be robbed.
Ilngtns gave the woman a thorough
course of Instructions In pocket picking,
she snldi but she refused to do any of
It, and says h continually threatened to
kilt her, Finally she became so fright
ened she decided to appeal to the police
Train Carrying $3,100,000 Bound
IVotn New York to Mexico.
TORT WORTH, Tex., Jan. 0. Guarded
by eight armed men, a sum of money,
said to be $1,100,000. passed through here
today from New Tork to El Paso, con
signed to Francisco Villa. Tho money
was In charge of tho Wells-rbrgo Ex
According to waybills, tho money was
consigned by J. P. Morgan & Co., of
Abandoned Schooner Towed in
The schooner Warren Adams, aban
doned at sea two weeks ago, and later
picked up by a revenue cutter and towed
lpto Norfolk, will arrive at this port to
morrow In tow of the tug John F. Lewis.
Repairs will be made at a local shipyard.
V. 5. MAY SBB
WOLF AT DOOR
Continued from rase One
served, Is simply out of the question to
thousands of families In this city and to
millions of people tho country over.
Hero nt the mission we see Just how tho
pinch of poverty and high prices are felt.
Eight-cent bread would assume tho pro
portions of a national catastrophe.
Mr. Long wants tho patrons of the
bread line, nod maintained by Mrs.
George W. Chllds Droxcl, to know thnt
tho Increased cost of bread will not In
terfere with this charity. Mrs. Drexel
has assured him that tho loaves will be
just as largo and brown and sweet ns
now and that there will bo Just n many
of them. Mrs. Drexel called at the mis
sion this morning Just to givo this as
surance. At tho Central Labor Union tomorrow
Thomns S. Qulnti. eecretary-trcasurcr of
Local 233 of the United Garment Work
ers of America, will Introduce tho fol
lowing resolution relating lo conditions
In tho grain and (tour mnrltot:
"Whereas, Tho laBt wheat crop was tho
largest In tho history of tho country,
and promised cheap bread for tho work
ing peoplo; and
"Whorcos, The great war In Europe
has drawn laborers from the field and
decreased the world BUpply of bread
"Whereas, Tho deoreaso In the world
suppty has Increased the demand upon
tho nlted States for wheat, and tho de
mnnd has been followed by such a rapid
and unreasonable Increaso In price, nn
Incrcaso mado Btlll greater by unscrupu
lous speculators, that unless some way
can be found to stop It bread will be a
luxury before the next wheat crop can
bo harvested. Therefore, be It
"Resolved, That tho Central Labor
nton of Philadelphia do most urgently
request tho president of tho United States
to excrclso his undoubted power to stop
tho export of wheat until normal prices
aro restored and then to permit the sale
abroad of only so much as is not needed
for home consumption.
Shane Brothers & Wilson, tho largest
exporters of flour In tills city, who con
trol tho Melburn Mills In this city and
tho Gardner Mills at Hastings, Minn,,
today Issued the following analysis of
"Tho final report Issued by the Govern
ment showed that the wheat crop of 1914
exceeded that of 1913 by 128 million
bushels. Receipts of wheat at primary
points for the six months ending De
cember 31, 1914. were 320,000.000 bushels,
as against 220.000,000 bushels for the
same period In 1913. Tho exports of wheat
and flour for the same six months In
1911 were 172,000,000 bushelB, as against
92,000,000 bushels for the same six months
In 1913. Tho visible supply of wheat In
tho United States on December 31, 1914,
wao 7W.OCO.000 bushels, M against Ks0000,000
bushels a year ago.
,BHAUfeTION IN SIX MONTHS.
"Our exports tho last six months have
averaged more than 28,008,000 bushels
monthly nnd If we continue at this rate
for only another two months, we will
have exported nil of the 123,000,006 bushels
of surplus wheat that was raised In 1914.
If our exports continue for tho next six
months nt the same rate as the last
rtx months, our exports for the year will
amount to 3(6.000,000 bushels, or 200,000,000
bushels more than were exported for Uie
ii months ending June SO, 1914.
"Kven If Argentina has raised a crop
that would permit of so much as 120,000,000
bushels to be exported from that country,
this Ifi quite offset by the failure of the
crop of Australia. This year's crop Is
below 25,000,000 bushels, so that Imports
will be necessary.
"Russia Is unable to send her surplus
to Europe because her only outlet to tho
Mediterranean Is closed, Tho Canadian
crop Is 70,000,000 bushels short, so that no
relief can bo looked for In thnt quar
ter. Therefore until Europe harvests tho
IMS crop of wheat she Is dependent upon
the United States and Argentina for her
least So per conk of the 89I,Mo,0 bushels
harvested, it I estimated, will be sold
by grain speculators at prices In adranoe
of $I.M ft bushel. The speoulatof will
reap 'tho harvest caused by the rise in
Even on thts basis the farmers of the
United Btates are estimated to have re
alized $288,000,000 more on their 1914 crop
than the year before. The IMS crop was
The high cost of wheat also Is expected
to affect the price of bread. In the opinion J
oc Charles J, Brand, chief of the Dureau,
of markets of the Department of Agri
culture. Flour already Is hovering around
$7.60 a barrel, with prospects of going to
$J beford the clog of the winter.
Bakers' profits are believed to be a
small fraction of a oont per loaf. If this
fraction Is cut lower by the high cost of
flour, something must happen, says Brand,
to either flour or tho loaf. Six cents for
bread Is an unwieldy price. A smallor
nickel loaf I tho most economlo solution,
CONSIDER RESTRICTION OF
trnoit i sTiir consEaroNDssr.
WASHINGTON, Jan. B.-Tho Increase
In wheat prices, which threatons a con
sequent Increase In bread prices, has
stirred Congressmen to earnest attention
to tho movements of tho market and
concern In regard to the posslblo de
velopments, The same situation exists today as ox-
Isted last summor when the Department
of Justlco began nn Inquiry to determine
whether a monopoly existed to boost food
prices. Tho situation now Is, If any
thing, moro serious. Then Congress was
flooded with resolutions to Investigate
tho reported conspiracy and to authorize
tho Government to take such steps as
would prevent combinations being formed
to koep up prices of necessities.
Immediately the Department of Justice
started a widespread Inquiry, with tho
rosult that sevoral arrests were made In
BrooMyn. This, nnd tho tin eat that
there would be other proceedings, caused
tho prices to drop, following the outbreak
of the war abroad.
HOUSEWIVES' LEAGUE CALLS
CONFERENCE OF LEADING
BAKERS AND MILLERS IN N. Y.
NEW TORK, Jan. 8. Mrs. Julian
Heath, president of the National House
wives' League, today Issued a call for a
Conference of representatives of leading
bakers and millers to discuss tho proposed
Increase In the price of bread.
"The conference will be held Monday
afternoon. If convenient," said Mrs.
Heath. "My purpose Is to determine
whether an Increase In the prloo of bread
Is Justified by the advance In tho price
of wheat and flour. If It Is shown that
a ralso In prices Is Justifiable, I think
housewives of the country should know
Just how much of on Increase Is' necessary
In order that tho bakers may make rea
Mrs. Heath sent Invitations 'to tho con
ference this afternoon to several big New
York baking concerns, whoso business
reaches Into sevoral States. Now Tork
offices of leading flour companies ntso
were asked to send representatives.
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III.. l, U II I
BILIi TO RESTIUCT EXPORTS.
Representative P. S. Deltrlck, of Cam
bridge, Mass., Is the author ot a bill,
which In brief authorizes tho President to
limit the exportation of products of the
soil at any time when it Is deemed ad
visable to do so In order to protect this
country from Inflated prlceB.
Mr. Deltrlck, nt tho request of the Ad
ministration, did not press his bill last
summer. The necessity to do so soon
disappeared. Mr. Deltrlck said today
that he would appear before the Judi
ciary Commltteo noxt woek and request
that his bill bo reported, so that Congress
could pass upon the necessity for re
stricting tho exportation.
"My bill would protect tho consumer
of this country from the greed of the
speculator," said Mr. Deltrlck. "I do
not think that tho farmer, tho actual
producer, Is getting the ndvantago of in
creased prices. It Is the middle man, the
speculator, who, disregarding tho condi
tion of the sudorlng poor of the United
States, Is taking advantage of tho scarc
ity In the markets abroad and cornorlng
the home market.
"The result Is that, with tho greatest
wheat crop this country has ever had
In a decode, we are paying moro for
wheat and its by-products than ever be
fore. "The United States Is suffering ns much
by the war as tho countries actually en
gaged. The only way this can be stopped
Is by limiting exportation. This could bo
dono without causing any trouble or the
breaking of neutrality. We can govern
our own product and sell It to whom wo
wish. It Is the patriotic duty of tho
Administration to lend Its Influence to
aiding the poor of the United States."
TO ASIC WILSON'S ADVICE.
Mr. Deltrlck Is a Democrat, and at tho
first opportunity ho will call upon Presi
dent Wilson with the purpose of obtaining
his views In regard to tho bill.
Department of Justice officials expressed
Interest today In reports that the price of
a loaf of bread was about to Jump from
6 cents to 6 cents In New York and Chi
cago, nnd possibly In other large cities.
No complaints had reached the depart
ment, however, and no action has been
Attorney General Gregory has kept
close watch for any efforts to raise tho
cost of living through combinations, and
it Is considered certain that a rise in
bread would be looked into at once. It Is
realized at tho department that, with
wheat far above normal figures, bakers
undoubtedly lavo been forced to face tho
prospect of higher flour.
Officials are busy, however, looking for
symptoms of conspiracy among bakers to
effect a raise In prices. Concerted action
in different States would allow prosecu
tion under the anti-trust net.
SENATORS OPPOSC RESTRICTION.
Senator rietcher, of Florida, ranking
Democratic member of the Committee on
Commerce, declared today that ho would
oppose any project that would stop the
export of wheat from the United States.
."The whole country should -rejoice," he
said, "that the farmer Is at last prosper
ing by the favorable price of grain and
there Is no good reason why any one
should Interfere with the exports since It
Is the export market which maintains
tho price. I cannot believe that any
member of Congress would attempt to
start a movement to put a prohibitive
tax upon wheat exportatlons. That
would bo the only method by which ex
ports could be stopped,"
This sentiment wns echoed by Senator
Chamberlain, ot Oregon, who declared
that the country had no cause to Inter
rupt the normal conree of trade.
Senator Burton, of Ohio, scoffed at the
Idea. Ifo said he did not believe there
was ony possibility of Us being carried
It was pointed out that the constitu
tion forbids any prohibition ot exports
and In this connection It was argued that
the resolutions to prohibit the exporta
tion of munitions of war must fall.
NERVOUSNESS CAUSES DROP
IN' CHICAGO WHEAT TODAY
Heavy Selling Carries May Down to
$1.00 a Bushol.
OHTCAOO, Jan. 8. (May wheat, opening
at $1.40 and selling down to p.39, showed
a loss of ? to V,k from yesterday's close.
July was 1H under.
The decline wns In line .with tho slump
In other1 Western markets, but wont
against tho advance In the1 Liverpool
cargo market. Declines of between two
and threo cents In the May option were
recorded at the opening today in Minne
apolis, Duluth, St. Louis and Kansas
Nervousness, which developed after tho
close yesterday, was responsible for
heavy selling hero and carried values
down, not only in wheat but In all grains.
On the break there was some buying on
resting orders, but Uio early market re
mained very nervous.
Corn here opened i under yesterday's
close. July oats wero 2& cents lower.
May oats, which opened a half higher,
quickly sold down to G&, a full cent
under Friday's finish.
Provisions wore from 2 to 10 cents lower
with the 10-cent drop In hogs.
EIGHT-CENT BREAD POSSIBLE
Further Advance In Flour Feared by
Now York Bakers.
NEW YORK. Jan. 9. Eight-cent bread
is a posslblo development of tho stam
pede on the Chicago wheat pit and tho
startling advance of wheat and flour
prices, big Now York bakers declared to
day. "The present situation Is without pre
cedent In the hlBtory Of the country nnd
It is impossible to predict Just what will
hnppen," said Secretary H. M. Taylor,
of the Shults' Brcnd Company. "This
morning wo wc:e paying about $7 a bar
rel for flour In carload lots. If tho up
ward trend continues, wo shall first nd-,
vanco bread to six cents. If flour goes to
310, bakers would be forced to charge 7
or S cents to mako a profit."
BREAD THE STAFF OF LIFE
SPECULATORS WILL REAP
BIG HARVEST FROM BULGE
IN THE WHEAT MARKET
WASHINGTON. Jan. 9.-Tie greater
part of last year's wheat crop It) the
United States no longqr Is held by the
farmers, according to officials of the
Bureau of Markets of the Department of
The enormous proflU expected to ac
crue to holders of grain will go. In large
measure, to speculators. Before the winter
of 1SH-1J la ended another thrilling chap
ter In the "epic of wheat" probably will
be written, the department heads believe.
The wheat crop ot the United States
for 19H Is estimated hy the Department
of Agriculture at 891,017.000 bushels, an
Increase of approximately 137,000,000 bush
els over 1913.
On December 1 19U. tho average price
pf wheat was 93 cents a bushel. Al
though a great many thousands of bush
els will be sold between now and spring
by fanners at fiirurea ranging from fl.30
to !, and higher per bushel, the greater
part qf,tha afyP ?ii oW ijy former at
prige a f eeau, Thts fljrure is
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Doctor Wiley Says It Is More Es
sential and Less Costly Than Meat.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9.-Dr. Harvey W.
Wiley, the pure food expert, today Issued
a warning to the public against the cur
tailment of bread eating should the price
be advanced because of the rise in the
cost of wheat. He said:
"There Is a popular fallacy In favoi
of meat. Meat contains 60 per cent,
water and costs 13 cents a pound. Bread
Is only to per cent, water and costs E
cents a pound. There's more 'energy In
a pound of bread than In a pound of
meat. Hard workers need bread more
than meat. If tho cost of flour makes
bread rise cut down the meat. Bread Is
the cheapest food known."
Declare Bread Prices Must Rise
CLEVELAND, Jan. 9. Big Cleveland
bakers were unanimous today In declaring
that 5-cent and 10-cent retail bread must
rise In price with tho exorbitant wheat
and flour prices. Most bakers now have
a three weeks' flour supply. No boost
here will be attempted until this Is ex-haurtcd.
200 Bakeries Forced to Suspend
CHICAGO, Jan. O.-Qwlng to the high
price of flour, between 200 and 300 small
bakeries hnve been compelled to suspend
business within a few days. It is said
here that unless the market falls shortly,
bread will advance to 6 cents a loaf.
Five-cent Bread to Stay in Pittsburg
PITTSBURGH, Pa., Jan. 9.-Bread Is
now S cents a loaf In Pittsburgh, and.
will remain at that price, large bakers
and dealers declared today. At Union
town the bakers have decided either to
advance the price or cut the weight of
THREE IN FAMILY TO MARRY
Weddings of Two Sisters and Brother
Will Follow Closely.
Mrs. Catharine Brill, 67 Montana street,
Mount Airy, has announced the engage
ments of three of her children. Those
engaged are Mls Laura, Miss Mabel and
Ernest, and their partners-to-be In the
order named are Harry W- Dasch, 4060
North 6ti) street; Robert Kaphart, (000
AVakefleld street, and Miss Mary Schur,
pf Fox Chase.
Laura Brill Is 18 years old, her sister
is 21 ana Ernest 29, Laura expects to
bemarred In June, Mabel In February,
and Ernest as soon "as Mabel gets
On Sunday next, January
10th, there will be a full
page in the Sunday Pic
torial Supplement of Prize
Winning Poultry exhibited
at the decent Philadelphia
STORM OP PROTEST ON
TRANSIT VOTB DtiLAY
i i i i r "
The following necessary steps woum
make It posslblo to start work on the
transit plans by April li ,
Next Thursday Common Council eftn
pass the ordinance calling the "PcCla!
election and submitting the loan to the
voters, and on tho following Thursday.
January 31, the ordinances Xr,Zl
by Belect Council. Advertising of the
election can be started on Januw 2j and
Uils must be continued for SO days, ex
eluding Sundays. . .
This procedure would be completed o
February 27. On March 1 tho election
could be held, nnd three days later,
March 4, Common Council could pass the
ordinance making the loah available. Ad
vertising of the loan could begin March 8,
and In accordance with the taw ths would
continue for four weeks. This would
mako tho last day of advertising April 1,
and Common Council could pass tho ordl
nance the same afternoon.
WOULD AID UNEMPLOYED.
Incidentally, thoso favoring a March
election point out that thousands of men
,,f nt work would 'be provided with em
ployment nnd the city would bo In tho
position of helping Itself and at the same
time aiding Its army of unemployed citl-
As the preliminary work of rolocatlng
sewers In tho transit loop will bo started
In March, many nsscrted that It would bo
fnnlhurdv "to begin tho Job and then tie
up the rest of the work on account of un
necessary Councllmanlo red tape."
If the special election wero not held
until June, as suggested by Councilman
Connelly, mnny contend that It would
savor too much of a political subterfuge
to carry tho actual start of tho transit
construction work Into another admin
istration. Then, too, with the approach
of summer, many Councllmen and offi
cials will be making arrangements for
When Councils reconvene In Beptomber
preparations for the coming mayoralty
campaign will bo In the air, and obstruc
tionists would have no end ot opportu
nities for urging delays.
In view of all this, the business men
declare thnt tho time for rnptd transit Is
now. It the work upon tho relocation of
sewors was finished before tho money for
construction work was available, tho ex
cavations In tho section of the transit
loop would havo to be filled in nnd later
reopenod on account of tho legislative de
lay. As a result trafflo would bo ob
structed In tho business section, and tho
streets would bo In an Impassablo con
dition for many months.
A special olectlon In March will bo
urged at tho rapid transit demonstration
In the Academy of Music next Thursday
night. Itopresentatlves of every business
nnd Improvement organization In tho city
will present a combined resolution urging
that suoh a step bo taken.
BUSINESS MEN'S VIEWS
Tho views of prominent business men
and their organizations on the subject
THOMAS MAP.TINPALE, SR.
I bellovo that the month of March
would be a much better time to hold the
special election. If It can't bo arranged
to hold tho election in March, why not
select the month of April?
Why wait until next Juno? Every
Phllndelphlan, as well as tho person
wno nas come to rminaeipnia to live,
wants n subway. In my opinion if the
present program Is carried out It won't
attract tho attention of the man who
makes It a business to leavo for the
mountains or tho seashore during tho
month of Juno.
Lot there bo no delay. Quick action
Is required. I feel certain that by hav
ing the election next June It will result
In further delay. If tho election were
held sooner a great deal of time could
ho saved. I
F. L. DAVIS, Director Fifty-second and
Market Streets Business Men's Asso
ciation: There Is no subject dealing with muni
cipal Improvements so important as tho
question of subways for Philadelphia.
Tho sooner Philadelphia has a subway
system tho better it will bo for every
body. I enn't understand why the elec
tion to provide 30 000,000 should be held
next June. I do not bcllcvo thnt there
Is a person In West Philadelphia who
doesn't think that It would bo much
better to have the election held within
the next 30 days.
To hold the election next Juno means
nothing but further delay. Philadel
phia should havo a subwny system like
other great cosmopolitan cities. By
holding the election within the next 30
days I believe a great deal of time could
Our association has taken an active in
terest In the subway question, and I feel
ccrtuln that tho consensus of opinion
among tho members Is that the appro
priations should be granted as quickly
as possible. Tho voters of Philadelphia
cleat ly understand tho subway issue, be
cause they havo heard the subject dis
cussed for years. l
I earnestly hope that tho money will
be appropriated before the summer sea
son sets In. During the month of Juno
many voters who want a subway usually
lcayo tho city for their vacations. Have
the election held soon,
E. J. UEItLET, president Walnut Street
If the legislation necessary. In Coun
cils can bo legally enacted nnd the
Mayor's signature obtained In time,
why not have the special election on
Washington's Birthday, Monday, Feb
ruary 22? It Is a holiday for a great
many men, thus making It easy for
them to vote, and what more attrac
tive than to mako greater transit dohsI-
Ya nn ti lilrthtlnv nf "Mia T?nthpp nfV
Ills Country," Philadelphia could then,
within n few years, after better trans
portation facilities havo been provided,
have a dual birthday observance. The
nil-Important thing, I take it, is to
arrange so that work may be begun as
soon after the weather opens Up as is
ItOBBHT L. BHEPPATtD, President
Franlcford Business Men's Association;
I am In favor of anything that will
produce rapid transit quickly, and for
that reason I see no cause for delaying
the proposed work. Of course, I do not
suppose that the entire amount can be
appropriated at once, but the sooner a
start is made the better. The Frankford
Business Men's Association has gone on
record us strongly favoring Immediate
transit Improvement, and that Indorse
ment is still a matter ot record, I re
peat, the sooner the better,
OLIVUlt STOUT, Jit., president, Frank
ford Grocery Company, Inc.;
I am in favor of action on the tran
sit proposition as soon as it Is possible,
and bea no reason for delay. It strikes
me that It would be a good Idea, too,
to get the money in circulation right
THOMAS a, PARIU8, former president
East Germantown Improvement Atrso-
Csmce there seems to &'&
qulremeftt thai to J?UCV U author?
ST TL no" t&ne ffi
& be delayed until JTune, MBJ
gested by Mr. Connelly. We need rapiu
fransft and the sooner the step, ate
taken to get It, Uie better It will be for
JOHN A? MOORE, secretary Southwest
ern Business Men's Association.
Tho sooner the I30.000.000 Is put In cir
culation the better. The election should
not ho put off until Juno, as uBBf1
by Mr. conneny, dui mo iumuo Di..
bo mado available at once. It cannot bo
dono too soon. Buslneess conditions de
mand to be relieved, and the expenditure
of this money Is ono means of affording
relief. Besides supplying much-needed
work for tho unemployed, Immedlalo
action will mako a certainty of rapid
transit which would otherwise bo de
layed many months If the election Is
postponed, The association Is of one
mind on this question.
JOHN T. PEDLOW, president, AVood
land Avenue Business Men's Associa
tion: It strikes mo thnt the suggestion of
an olectlon on the question of a transit
loan on Juno 30 Indicates a desire to
hold tho project back a while longer.
I know of no reason why tho matter
should not bo put up to the voters at
an earlier date. From Uie people's
standpoint the soonor tho matter Is
settled and nctUat work on tho subway
Is begun tho hotter.
CHARLES FLUOIC, chairman Commit
tee on Transit Northwestern Business
I fall to see the ndvantago of any
action by Councils on rapid transit If
tho underlying Intention Is a special
election In June for tho ratification of,
the transit loan by Uie voters. Tho citi
zens of Philadelphia and tho Councils,
too, hnvo had amplo opportunity to pass
upon Mr. Taylor's plan slnco May 27
Inst seven months. Why put oft de
cisive action for another six months?
Tho people of tho city have gone fur
out of their way to grasp the significance
of tho plan and aro prepared to act now.
Why should Councils ask for any moro
tln)c, with tho possibility ot Its summer
recess nddlng another bIx months to the
time before actual construction Is begun?
I recall that in 1011 a special olectlon
was arranged to vote on a $11,000,000 loan
for public Improvements, and It went
through in 60 days. I fall to understand
why there should be any greator length
of time than Is legally necessary con
sumed in connection with the transit
SAMUEL T. WOODS, President North
Frnnkfotd Avenue Business Men's As
sociation: Rather than tho public should forgot
the fight for good transit It would be
better that tho olectlon tnko place next
March, This is the popular sentiment
In our section as well ha throughout tho
city. Immediate action should bo taken
by the city relating to subways. Wo
havo had all sorts of delay, The ques
tion of a subway Is on the mind of every
true Phlladelphlan. I feel certain that
every business man and working man In
North Frankford wants to havo tho
election held noxt March.
PHILIP CONWAY, president West End
Business Men's Association:
It is absolutely essential that an elec
tion for the proposed loan of J30.000.000
should take plnco before June. Tho
Btruggle for transit Improvement, as
well ns a BUbway for Philadelphia, has
been long and consistently fought.
Every public-spirited citizen of this
city, I feel certain, will bo in favor of
holding the election next March. I am
for a general election to be held this
coming March, first, last and all time.
D. S. PROTE0T01
FOR MEXICO 0)
University Lecturer M
Vexed Problem of i
crnment Would Bt(
by Such Means,
mi.- . J.--.1 a t H
jn.u Bfauuai oovciopment or.aIP
torato of the United nt.... . rWW
.vocaled by Trof. Slnwm !??
of tho University of
WATER MAIN BURSTS
Entire Block Flooded by Huge Tor
rent Every street in tho neighborhood was
flooded when a six-Inch water main burst.
st Levering and Sllverwood streets, Mana
yunk, this morning. Tho main carried
water from tho filtration plant nt Itox
borough. Tho street at tho point of the collapse
wns torn up for more than a block, and
the water poured down In a torrent over
the tracks of tho Reading Railway. Tho
police roped off tho danger nrea and no
casualties wero reported.
Street car tracks of the Reading Trans
portation Company, which run on Lever
ing street, wero pushed out of place and
traffic was held up. Most of the water
flowed down the street, which runs down,
a steep grade, and followed Cresson
street at the top of the hill. Workmen
were Immediately put to work on tho
break, and It wns said that nearby houses
would have water by tonight.
BIG SMELTER TO BE BLOWN
Plant Will Turn Out 125,000,000
Founds of Copper Annually.
IJUTTE, Mont.. Jnn. 9. An official of
tho Anaconda Copper Mining Company
says that tho smelter being constructed
nt Miami, Ariz., by the International
Smelting and Refining Company, now
owned by the Anaconda, will be blown
In this year, perhaps as early as April.
This ofllclal estimates that tho new plant
v. hen operating to capacity will earn
between $1,250,000 nnd 1,500,000 net per an
num for tho Anaconda. The plant will
turn out over 123.000,000 pounds of copper
annually, about 65,00,000 from Miami and
75,000,000 from the Inspiration.
ACCUSED WIFE FItEED
No Evidence Found to Connect Her
With Man's Death by Poison.
A woman accused of having poisoned
her husband wns dlschnrgcd today at a
hearing before Magistrate Hogg In tho
Third street and FalrmoUnt avenue sta
tion a few hours after the man died
at tho Roosevelt Hospital,
Sho Is Mrs. Anna Olaser, of 511 North
Orlanna street,. Her -husband, Erlek
Olaser, wns admitted to the hospital lata
last night, and told physicians his wife
had given him nitric acid. The man died
Mrs, Olaser was arrested by Policeman
Itoy, and after she had been locked up
Magistrate Carson went to the hospital
to get her husband's statement. The man
was delirious when the Magistrate ar
rived and the ofllclal decided It was use
less to attempt to get any Information
At her hearing today, Mis Qlasner tes
tified alio had her husband arrested n
week ago for threatening to kill her and
two weeka ago on a. non-support charge.
On the first accusation he was held In
MW ball to keep the peace He took
the acid with suicidal intent, she declared.
There was no evidence to connect Mrs.
Olaser with the cose.
lecture In Houston Hall this
rolntlng to tha fact that uj1
liiuivoa ui B1U1VUI OI ma Utltifl
hitherto has been westward, i i
now m-ought to a stop becan
limit 11,nf.,.ni. 11... .-
xuui.uj nuuiu iiuir flV to
attention to tho south, with th.
developing tho Southern fiUUi 8
as helping In the development ei b.
Although ho denied the necem
uiniL'iuuuii 01 iuexico by IK.
States, Professor Patten said tii
try would havo to develop USt
for wielding an appreciable Infloencr
the destinies of undeveloped Mji
vatod lands which lias made tW
colonial empires of England posoi
developing this genius, ProIessrl
said, tho United States will prtfiid
strvico 10 .ncxico. t.n
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Professor Patten said, In part:
"Tha vital Irhiia tnr Mia l.. .X
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pio jiua in uur iviauon 10 Aug
tho West Indies. Mexico never
come a united nation, because n
an economlo unit The virtoy
navo intercourse witn outslos
very little with one another.
lco has Its present boundaries, m1
lary uespot alter anomer will os
trol and exploit other regleus
benefit of himself and his folio
tins demoralized condition in Mi
are largely responsible, bec&UH
mauds for oil, gold, sllvcrjuid otbet
lean products havo raised the tm
valuo of Mexico to Its expliitat
given inem tne lunus on whlci
"While wo aro socially rMpem
wnat Happens mere, it dots not t
that Mexico should be Incorporate
tne united mates, wo must. Uki'
land, develop a complex system o!
litlcal institutions, so that we cind
each part tho type of govermnrat
its local conditions demand. TTt
not, as yet,, risen to the thought ef
Justing our political principles to tit i
side world, for which we are montji
sponsiDio ana over wnicn we notj
erclso control. We need adjunct li
that have all our rights, but not
sponslbllltles. When we rise to till
and givo to adjacent regions the
stability thoy need, we will Incrtui
Industrial prosperity, give freedom b
jacent regions and gain In jnottf tl
J. JUL WJliAiJUliUSl
Official Forecast M
For eastern Pennsylvania and Nrtfcl
soy: Fair tonight ana eunaafj
winds, tnoatly west. 1
9nmv flnrrlnn occurred in tint:
Lako region and the St. LawrepcW
and light rains are reported irmtm
Texas, but no precipitation of coniajta
has occurred cast of the Rocky Moiij
during tho laBt 24 hours. West Mi
Rockies liKht snow fell over most t(:
plateau icglon. while light rtwig
general along tho Pacific coast JltH
peraturo changes have been morli
local and Irregular throughout the e
rnuntrv. A sham drOD Is reporttof
northern New England and the 4iv
Canadian provinces, where tne uspm
tures were unseasonably high Jr'1'!B
but elsewhere tho changes werea
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Atlantic City .. Hi S-i
IMmnarck, N. D. 0 0
lljMon, Hi. Uu 28
lluRalo, N. Y... IH 22
Chicago. III.,.,, 18 16
Clveiand, O.... 2 21
Demer, Colo... 24 Is
Des Moines 20 18
Detroit, Mich... 22 22
Duluth. Minn... It) U
GaUfaton, Tex.. BO BO
Hat teres. N. C.
Helena, Mont... SO SH
Huron. H. D..., 10 10
Jacksonville, ... 48 Is
KanjAs City, Mq l 21
Louisvflo. Krj.. 28 28
Memphis. Tann. 3S 88
New Orleans .,13 10
New Tfork ...... 30 30
North Platte ., 10 10
Oklahoma ...... 31 32
Philadelphia ... 3.1 31
rnoenix. Arn.. ;-
Portland. Me..,. -
WuoDee van,.,, m a
Bt, Loula. Mo... 28
St. Paul, Minn., 22 -t
KiUt Uike. Utah. 30 28
San Francisco.. -IS 48
Hcranton, Pa..,, 30 30
Tampa 61 M
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