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f-S. TO REFUTE
lion outlined, because the Tetitonto !
lies arc alleged te bo disregarding Inter
national Uwi Is no reason, this dovern
mnt will vigorously contend, for shut
ting oft foodstuff shipments unless des
tined fofr Iho armed forces of an enemy
B1UT1SH MESS APPBOVES
rigoit xo search snirs
FIKST TWO OF SUNDAY'S CONVERTS HERE
Reply to Shipping Protest
ill B6 Met by Data on
Trade With Neutral Couri-
tVAenmaxoN, Jan. ii.-jreeA Bri-
tain's preliminary note replying to thin
Government's shipping- protest was the
engrossing1 subject In ofltelal and con
gressional circles today. OfTlolnl Admin
titration comment was withheld until the
subsequent detailed note promised Is
General opinion hero was that the note
was extren&ly conciliatory and couched.
In evert more friendly terms than the
original protest Oillclnl.i said this Gov
ernment would now mark time until the
detailed British note Is received. No
further Arpcrlean communication, except
In cases of Individual ships or cargoes,
will bo. sent to tho British Foreign Office.
Orders wcro given today by tho Stato
Department, however, to marshal facts
hnd statistics regarding tho Volume of
United States commerco wltli neutral
nations. Assistance of tho Commerce and
Treasury Departments was asked. They
will submit complete data regarding- con
traband and non-contraband merchandise
' shipped from the United States to rofuto
tho contention made In the British reply
that extra largo shlpmont of copper and
Pthcr contraband to the neutral countries
. la prima facie evidence that such mer
chandise was Intended for re-exportation
to England's foes.
Some officials today saw evidences that
the principal neutrals, Italy, Sweden,
Denmark, Norway and tho Netherlands,
would be officially drawn Into tho ship
ping controversy. Although Great Britain
'specifically denied there was any com
plaint agntnst these neutrals because of
evident" efforts to violate neutrality by re
exportations of contraband, the active as
Well as tho moral support of these neu
trals was believed possible.
It woo thought that In some manner, by
affidavits or notes, tho Foreign Office of
the neutrals to the Stato Department,
for transmission with prospective United
States rejolndor note, the neutrals would
deny that tho mere fact of Importation
of abnormal quantities of copper and
other supplies was a basis for suspicion
that re-exportation In violation of neu
trality was contemplated.
Some officials expressed bellof that vol
untary concession? and Icbs rigorous
rules would be adopted by Great Britain
while tho controversy is pending that
would, to a largo extent, ameliorate con
ditions complained of.
Opinion was also held that the Treas
ury rule withholding publication of cargo
manifests for 30 days after sailing of
Vessels might be revoked as a result of
tho point made In the British reply that
this secrecy renders cloee examination
of vessels necessary.
Tho position of Great Britain on food
stuffs shipments caused the most com
ment here today. It was regarded as the
principal weakness of the British posl-
I.ONDON, Jan. It Tne British press
and public accept Great Britain's answer
to tho American protest against the
'right of search" as opening the way
for a speedy and amicable settlement of
the points of dispute. There was gen
eral approval today of tho fact that
England maintains Its right to prevent
needed assistance reaching her enemies.
But It was generally agreed that the
conciliatory tone adopted by the Gov
ernment would prevent any strained re
lations with the United States, some
thing England Is desirous of avoiding.
It was admitted at the Foreign Office
that tho present note was In every way
preliminary. Tho United States Is ex
pected to make definite reply contradict
ing some of tho contentions of tho Brit
ish Government, '
This Is especially so in the claim made
by tho Foreign Office that the copper
trade between the United States and neu
tral countries has Increased so enor
mously that there Is little question that
the bulk of tho Increase Is destined to
roach Germany. Tho United States, It Is
understood, will tako the position that In
the past much of this copper and In fact,
breut tiuanuues 01 gooas now ubicu uh i
conditional contraband, reached theso neu
tral cnuntHAM tlirnllEh flflrmnnv. 'Willi I
German commerce swept oft tho seas and
with Its ports closed to commerco the
countries naturally have to import direct
in tho opinion of tho United States as
already communicated to, tho Stato De
partment. The British Foreign Office al
ready has compiled definite figures deal
ing with this claim which havo been ro
Berved for uso in the coming negotiations.
Alt of tho British newspapers comment
freely on the noto and take tho position
tnnt it meets tha United States "more
than half way."
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Mrs. Anna WHfong, of 5748 Market street, wn.3 the first woman and
William W. Moon, of 5120 Irving street, was the first man to grasp
the evangelist's hand when he made his call in the tabernacle last
ELECTION IN SPRING
FOR TRANSIT LOAN
City-wide Demand for
Early Decision of Question
at Polls Echoed by Many
WHEAT DROPS BUT
WOMEN APPEAL TO WILSON
FOR PEACE COMMISSION
Declare War Is "Most Dreadful and
Barbarous, in History."
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11. The creation
of a commission for tho prevention of
war was urged upon President Wilson
this afternoon by Mrs. Frank F. William,
of Buffalo, N. Y a member of the New
York State Federation of Women's CUibs.
Mrs. William, who Is attending the
Woman's Peaco Party meeting here, pre
sented the federation's resolution calling
the European wnr "the most dreadful and
barbarous In history," and suggesting
that Congress, while appropriating mil
lions for war preparations nnd for pen
sions, had expended nothing In tho causo
The Woman's Peaco party, an organiza
tion created at the woman's conference
for peace, began work today on its plan
to call a peace convention of the neutral
Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt, of New
York, Is chairman of the women's meet
ing hore, and Miss Jane Addams, of Chi
cago, Is president of the new party.
Tho women assent that they are
endowed with "a peculiar moral passion
of revolt against both the cruelty and the
waste of war and as they are custodians
of the life of the ages," they aro par
ticularly well equipped to further peaco
They advocate limitation of armaments
and nationalization of their manufacture,
organized opposition to militarism, edu
cation of the youth In the Ideals of
peace and popular control of foreign policies.
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This photograph, autographed by Billy
Sunday and reproduced in beautiful
photogravure, 10x15 inches, will be
eent free on receipt of the attached
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intense interest in it the Public Ledger and Evening
Ledger have arranged to cover every detail of Sunday's
activities. Mr. Sunday's sermons will be printed in full
every day. All of the articles will be generously illus.
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gd ritiance,1n to form nwsf eonverun,tfor.y9U.
Continued from l'njte One
and 2 o'clock thcro was a great (lurry
at tho Bourse. There could bo obtained
no explanation of tho phenomlnal drop of
6 cents. But a few minutes lator thero
was posted an European dispatch of a
rumor that ono ot the forts at tho mouth
of tho Dardanelles had been captured
by an Italian fleet and that Russia would
soon have nn open way to the sea through
which sho would bo ablo to market her
huge wheat crop.
Within ten minutes wheat In Chicago
bogan to mount throe-fourths nnd half a
point at a tlmo until it had reached 135.
The original drop began nt 139 and stepped
Chicago showed tho flrst decline and
was Immediately followed by New York,
Boston and Baltimore Tho Influcnco was
sharply felt here and no ono knew "where
anyone was at" for nearly half an hour.
Tho big bakers were silent todav ro-
agrdlng their plans nnd the threatened in
craso in the cost of bread. Tho Invariable
reply to inquiries was that thero was
nothing to be said and that when thero
was any news it would come out ot
Itself. Jt was learned at ono of the most
Important bakeries from a seml-ofllcial
sourco that thero was a common under
standing among two groups of tho big
houses and that concerted action would
be mado If It became necessary to make
the bread prices higher.
SIZE OF LOAVES DIFFER.
There Is not entire harmony among all
of tho big houses owing largely to tho
difference In the size and weight of
loaves. There Is ose largo concern that
distributes Its products to 41000 retail
grocers. This loaf weighs 21 ounces and
sells a' Ave cents. Many of the competi
tors of this concern mnlco a 17-ounce loaf
and it sells nt tho same price.
Thero are still other bakeries that make
loaves weighing much less than a pound,
and they aro five-cent loaves also.
But then the housewife gets with each
loaf a dainty nrtistio wrapper and a
piece of tinsel string, not to mention tho
fancy name of the bread. These loaves
do not sell In the poor districts and cut
no figure In the problem of higher bread,
out tney uo ngure In maintaining a
sharp line of demarkatlon between two
classes of large bakeshops.
Grocers In many parts of the city havo
been told by Hour distributors, they say,
that nn increase in the cost of loaf bread
surely will come within ten days unless
there Is a very marked decline In tho
Jewish bakers last week advanced cer
tain kinds of bread 2 cents a largo loaf.
These prices, they say, will obtain until
the wheat stops skyscraplng and tho
market returns to normal.
LABOR APPEALS FOR EMBARGO.
Organized labor in this city has gone
on record, at .the regular meeting of the
Central Labor Union, as opposing the
continued exporting of whent and food
Btuffs, and nppealing to President "Wilson
to place a nation-wide embargo upon
further shipments of grain and Dour
The action was unanimous at tho meet
ing yesterday. Speeches were made sup
porting the resolutions by Joseph M.
Richie, of the Building Trades Council,
and by G. H. Ulrlch, president of the
Central Labor "Union, who presided.
"When the speakers explained why the
price of bread would have to go up, how
the grain supply was being depleted "by
the selfiBhneBS of exporters" and nrices
Jammed up to the top notch by specula
tors, they were greeted with cries of:
"We're on. We'll vote for It." Then
the resolution went through.
The resolution was Introduced following
an editorial In the Kvenino Ledger
pointing out the danger of continuing to
send the wheat of this country abroad.
The resolution follows:
"Whereas, Tho last wheat crop was the
largest in the history of the country,
and promised cheap broad for the work
ing people; and
"Whereas, The great war In Europe
has drawn laborers from the field and
decreased the world supply of bread
"Whereas, The decrease In the world
supply has Increased tho demand upon
the United States for wheat, and tho
demand has been followed by such a
rapid and unreasonable Increase In prlco,
an increase maqe still greater by un
scrupulous speculators, that unloss some
way can De found to stop It bread will
bo a luxury before the next wheat crop
can be harvested, Therefore, be It
"Resolved, That the Central Labor
Union of Philadelphia do most urgently
request the President of the United States
to exercise his undoubted power to stop
the export of wheat unfll normal prices
are restored and then to permit the sale
abroad of only so much as is not needed
for home consumption,"
The delegate who adopted the resolu
tion represented, directly and Indirectly,
3.000 persons. The. MS labor organiza
tions of the city represented have a
membership of 80,000. Of these 08,000 aro
heads of families. As there are, on the
average, five persons In a family, theso
63,000 represent 272,000. and the 23.000
bachelor members bring the total to ap
Advices received from Washington state
that It is within the power of the Inter
state Commerce Commission greatly to
curtail the exporting of wheat and flour
by compelling tna railroads to abolish tha
differentials in freight rates on the long
haul from the whaat belt of the West to
the Atlantic seaboard for export.
These differentials, range from 5 cents
a hundred weight to Boston, down to
Hi cents to Baltimore, as against the
raUs on wheat for domestic uses. The
schedules are as follows.
Pornenue. Export. Dirt.
To Boton.. is ntJ 13 Scent
To Uevr York Genu 13 3 cents
To Philadelphia -'l cost 12 3 cents
To Paitlwor Uwaii Utt 1H cu
At tho present rate Qf xpun, shippers
will not be able to make both ends meet,
If the freight ratM sxport what are
KP41 "? tfe 4mU rat. and tht
.greater mMr tl foreign t)Ur wjj
b vputf v jwy mwp lflt( ins? pay
FIRST TO 'HIT TRAIL'"
TELL HOW SUNDAY
WON THEM TO FAITH
Youth and Woman Describe
Experience After "Billy"
Sunday Had Inspired
Them to Act.
City's Trantit Fight
Januaru 7 (afternoon) Ordinance
introduced in Councils providing for
special election that cttu mav 06
fofn iind for development ot rapid
Januaru 7 (nlohtjEeveral thou
sand residents of northeast demand
that special election to ootatn tran
sit funds bo held In Maroh,
January 10 Central Labor Union,
representing a membership of 80,
000 ivorktngmen, indorse Director
Taylor's plans and demand special
election March 1,
January 11 Councilman in many
wards throughout the city urge spe
cial transit election in March.
Tho young man nnd the woman who
were the first to "hit the trail" In the
Sunday tabernacle yesterday were happy
when they were visited and asked to tell
of their experiences. William W. Moon,
the young man who Jumped forward to
grasp, tho evangelist's hand Immediately
upon the extension of the invitation, was
seen nt his homo at 6120 Irving street,
and ho talked freely of his doBlre and
Intent to become a worker for Qod.
"It was the happiest moment of my
This Is the way Mrs. Anna Wlllfong,
5748 Market street, described her experi
ence of yesterday afternoon, when she
loft her scat In the tabernacle and came
to clasp "Billy" Sunday's hand, the flrst
woman to "bit tho sawdust trail."
"Tuesday afternoon was tho first time
I heard Mr. Sunday," she said today.
"I liked his sermon so well I decided
to go again yesterday, although I had
no Idea when I started for the meeting
that he would call for converts.
"When Mr. Sunday mado that appeal
to his audlcnco to accept Christ as their
redeemer the spirit of God moved me
and I went to the platform and shook
hands with tho evangelist nnd declarC
my intention to give myself to God. I
leu tno can ana I simply bad to respond.
"I was alone when I walked to the
pulpit, but not for very long, for I was
soon polncd by hundreds of others who
felt as I did. I know that Mr. Sunday
will accomplish a world of good In Phil
adelphia. His success may be measured
already by the number of people who
responded to his call yesterday."
Moon did not make his Initial trip, along
tho sawdust trail when ho grasped the
hand of "Billy" Sunday and signed his
namo to a card that officially proclaimed
him n follower of the Nazarene. Moon,
In telling how It came about that he was
Mr. Sunday's first convert, said he had
been a Christian off and on for nine years,
but this time ho was going to stick be
cause of Mr. Sunday's influence over his
mind and heart. He has been unemployed
for borne months. He was willing to talk
about his conversion and said:
"When I flrst heard that "Billy" Sun
day was coming here I made up my mind
that I'd be the flrst one to hit tho trail.
In order not to miss the opportunity I at
tended every meeting at the tabernacle
except tno nrst one.
"I had fully mado up my mind to de
clare myself, yet when the call came yes
terday for converts I was reluctant and
nervous. I felt that 40,000 eyes were fixed
upon me. But suddenlv something in.
side of me said: 'William, go on!' I was
sitting on the front seat. I suddenly
got an Inspiration and Jumped up and
gave Mr. Sunday my hand.
'I vo been converted several times be
fore, but I didn't keep to the trail. For
nine years I've been a member of the Oak
Park United Presbyterian Church, of
which the Rev. Thomas C. Pollock Is
pastor, but I didn't stick to it. I'm not
what you'd call bad, but careless and
sometimes Indifferent, But when I shook
hands with Mr. Sunday I mado up my
mind that I was surely going to do bet
ter this time.
"I think Mr, Sunday Is a wonderful
man. He Is u remarkable man, and the
Influence ha has over his audiences Is
wonderful. He contiols them at all times
and can make them laugh or cry. There
is no question that he will do a wonder
ful lot of good to Philadelphia and Its
people, and I think hewlll have to stay
longer titan nine weeks so that nil t),
population of the city can come under his said:
MOSQUITOS LACK HONOR
Bo Camden Freeholders Will Let
Dexterqua Insects Flitter,
Let the advocates of the "higher In
stinct in animals" theory talk to the
members of the Camden County Board of
Freeholders, They'll be convinced a
mosquito has no sense of honor,
Tho Board is tired of trying to deal
with the pests so tired that never again
will it appropriate a dollar for the pur
pose. It says. The State Mosquito Com
mission is all ready with a request for
an appropriation of I1T.Q00 to fight the
pests, but the Hoard says "No" In ad
vance and so the sandy stretches of
Camden County will be a veritable
filyelan nelds next summer for the in
sect tliat made New Jersey famous.
"What's the user' asks President
Prentice, of the Board. "Wa spend good
money ditching, draining, oiling- and get
ting rid of the Camden, mosquitoes Just
to make room for those from Gloucester
and Burlington. They blow In. on every
wind. If we have to havo mosquitoes,
we might as well patronize tha home
product and save our money."
Councllmen from all parts of the city
today agree with tho expressed views
of business men that the special election
on tho 130,000,000 loan for transit develop
ment should be held In March.
The demand for a March election also
was made by tho Central Labor Union nt
an enthusiasts meeting yesterday in Its
headquarters, 232 North Ninth street.
Resolutions were adopted by tho 128 dele
gates, Indorsing Director Taylor's plans
and urging construction of the high-speed
system nt tho earliest possible moment
Director Taylor explained his transit
plans to the delegates In detail, showing
tho routes of the proposed lines, how
they could bo obtained and tho bene
ficial results that would follow. His ad
dress frequently wiis Interrupted by ap
plause Following adoption of the reso
lution, It wns decided that each local
present be represented nt tho transit
demonstration Thursday night, when all
cltlrcns and organizations Interested in the
movement will parade on Broad street
and attend u mass meeting at tho
Academy of Music.
This demonstration therefore will h n.
typical expression of public opinion on
the vital transit question. Business men
and mechanics, employer and employe,
landlord nnd tenant will be Bhoutder to
shoulder at tho big meeting, and the re
sult will be the same as an election of
The attitude of Councils on the subject
Is shown by the expressed opinions of
members of both chambers. Some of the
Councllmanlc v!ob follow:
RIGHT TO DEMAND ELECTION.
"The people have the right to demand
an election at the earliest possible mo
ment." This Is the view of Select Coun
cilman George P. Cox, of tho 43d Ward.
''I would like to seo the election held as
soon as possible"' he said, "and I wilt
vote along this line. It would bo foolish
to postpone notion when the people of
the entire city favor better transit fa
cilities. Furthermore, the construction
of the now system will give work to
thousands of men In many lines and
redound to the benefit of tho city. If an
election is held In March, tho money
necessary soon would be available and
the actual construction work could be
gotten under way in a short time. I
know my constituents favor nn early
rJectlon. They realize as well as, others
that the sooner the new system Is started
the better it will be for all concerned."
The same opinion was held by Select
Councilman Joseph J. Dllworth, of the
18th Ward. "The sooner the election is
held, tho better," ho said. "There is no
reason for delaying matters. Any one
readily can see tho good results which will
come from an adequate transit system,
und I think all who have the Interest of
the city at heart will favor an election
at the earliest possible moment."
DELAYS "DO NO GOOD."
Select Councilman Ira D. Garman, of
the 46th Ward, said: "I am In favor of
a special election in March, Tho money
for transit development should be made
available as soon as possible. I think
all citizens will ngree that It's best to
go right ahead with the good work al
ready started. Such a course is business
like and brings more satisfactory results.
Delays In a big undertaking of this kind
do no good. So let us tnke the proper
action to start the new system, nt an
"The high-speed transit system cannot
come too soon," said Common Councilman
George E. Dorwnrt, of the 21st Ward. "A
great part of this section of the city is
Isolated because of the poor facilities and
I heartily favor an election In March In
order to get things under way. Any
person conversant with the plans for the
proposed transit system knowns the,y ore
practicable arid the sooner they can be
carried gut the better it will bo for the
people. Those who live In Roxborough
are especially anxious to have o system
which will enable ail to reach their
homes with speed, and comfort,"
WORK ON SBWERS AND '.SUBWAYS.
Delay on the transit question also is
opposed by Robert D. Drlpps. Common
Councilman from the" 22d Ward. He
Uoa will make tttfs possible, I stand for
6tt eloction then.
WORK FOR UNEMPLOYED VITAU
JAmes M. McOurk, Common Council
man of the 19th Ward, said! "The elec
tion for the mOWOO loan In March would
solve a problem that for a long tlmo has
been before citizens of this clty-wo abso
lute need for highly developed transit
system. Again, ,lt would mean wont ror
our unemployed, a problem that has
grown so grave that nothing short of
prompt action on the part of public
spirited citizens can relieve the situation.
It would please mo greatly to have the
work of construction begin In all posilblo
haste. I am heartily in favor of the
proposed loan nnd an early election,
When Common Councilman John
Thompson, of the 21st Ward, was asked
how ho stood on the question of an
early election, he first said he had not
given the matter, all the thought It de
served and asked how tho olher members
of Councils stood. He wns told tho great
majority of them favorod an early elec
tion and getting tho work Btarted as soon
as possible. Mr. Thompson then said It
was his opinion that whatever tno
majority of Councils agreed on was about
right and therefore he would favor an
election in March, ....
"I quite agree that It Is better to get
the work started as soon as possible and
I bellevo It wilt be a bad thing to put
the beginning off for a year," ho Bald.
"Tho pcopto want tho Improvement soon
and they should havo It We council,
men havo our duties towards tho people.
Yes, March Is tho month for tho elec
tion." FAVORS ELECTION IN MAY.
Tho month of May appeals to Common
Councilman William R. Horn, of the
23d Ward. "You know wo have an
awful lot of very bad weather In the
month of March," ho said, "and I fear
that If the election Is held then wo wilt
not get a full expression of tho will of
tho people, and without an expression I
believe that It would bo wrong for ub to
go ahead with tho Improvement."
"On tho othor hand," ho said, "I think
Juno Is too lato a dato, so it strikes mo
that May Is tho month for the election.
Tho weather Is bound to bo good then
and the peoplo will not havo gono on their
"If tho election returned 15.000 In
favor of the bond Issuo and 10,000
against It," he said, "that would not be
tho will of the whole people. Wo should
,go ahead carefully. Tho peoplo will
criticise us If wo rush this thing through
without giving them tlmo to think It over
and determlno If they want It.
"I bcllovn in going ahead with the work
as soon as It can bo done properly after
a full expression of tho will of the peo
ple," he concluded.
Announcement was made today by
George II. Williams, president of the
Committee of Employes to Advocate the
Development of the Philadelphia Navy
Yard, that Congressman George S. Gra
ham would act as the chairman of the
transit meeting, which will be held in tho
Academy of Music Thursday night
Tho following will act as vice presi
dents of tho meeting:
Archbishop Frederick F. Prenaergast, rnna
delphla. . ...,...
Tho lit. Rev. Thomas James Garland, nishop
Suffragan of the DIocmo of PcnnylvaK.
ltatibl Joseph Krauskopf.
Cyrus II. K. Curtis, Public LXDOun and
ONLY THE POPE CA?
BRING PEACE, Ml
Church Stands Rcatlv i
Receive Penitent M
erents, He Declare
Sermon in New York.
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mj ,:' I
.?!"& T"K Ja"'. ".-"Peacs .
uiuuHiu iu mo worm only bv l i
of tho Pope-he is tho one V,u &.
mis service," snld
It was tho second time tho ni.... t
spoken from tho pulpit since hi. J
from the war zone last Oetni-. .!??
Tho Church, Cardinal Fnrlv ..S"?w!l
Colonel Jamts Elverson, Jr., Philadelphia In
R. A. Van Valkpnburs, North American.
Ocorea It. Ullrich, president of the Central
M. P. Hanson, Philadelphia Record.
John J. Collier, Evening Telegraph.
P. J. Whaloy, Evenino Lkdoeb.
Henry Stair Richardson. Evening Star.
'William It Comes, president Board of Trado.
J. S. W. Holton, president Maritime Ex
change. Howard B. French, first vice president Cham
ber of Commerce.
P. T. Flelsher, president Merchants and
William Hpjicock, president United Business
BUSINESS MEN ASK
FOR LAW TO MAKE
Legislature Will Be Urged
to Give Commission Full
Authority to Enforce Its
PEBANfJED YOUTH WAS BTTIOIDB
Elghtesn-ynar-old diaries LebowlU, 21(5
North Corliss ptroet, whose body was
found In Falrmount I'urk ntar the Bel
mom Driving ilub Saturday, was tem
porarily deranged when he shot ,blm,If .
according to u verdict rttrp4 by the
Coronar' Jury Ths youth's pwsnts at
first dceJar4 he pad ieii munirj, but
tlw verdjot wf rtti o. t4c tteM
rovplver wus. aa- his bs4 wjn tli
"I favor action on the transit matter
at the earliest possible date. It is
planned to institute the work of sewer
relocation in March. That work, made
possible by the MO,000 item In the 111,.
300,000 loan, will Include the lowering and
changing of lines of sewers in the cen
tral part of the city. If tlfo funds for
the 130,000,000 loan were to be available
this summer It Is probable the excavo
tlons could be made not only for the ro
location of sewers but also for tho sim
ultaneous start of the subway work."
Select Councilman William J. Crawford,
of the 30th Ward, chimed In with the
majority when asked how he stood. He
said! "I have had no thought but to vote
so that the work may be started as soon
as possible, March Is the time to hold
the election In order to attain this end.
and I will vote according!)."
"I believe it to be my 4uty as a mem
ber of Select Council to give the people
what they want at the earliest possible
minute.- said Herbert L. Marls. "I don't
believe In delaying Important Improve
ment to quarel over fine points. I be-
lleve every possible Improvement to the
city's transit system should be made at
Of a similar trend was the sentiment
expressed by Select Councilman George
B. Dvl. pf tha 3UU Ward. He said
thero was no reason apparent to him
why there should be any delay in making
such an Important Improvement as on
transit and thut as a March election
would enable the city to begin the work
this year, the election should be held
William J. Huston, Select CouncUman
from the th Ward, put himself on rec
ord m follows: "I stand for what I
think to ins the best thing for the people
ef w eity. Ja this m I bbIc the
transit UoBfovemMiti should be iuul as
"w ertW mhI si bUtty oHu-J
Legislation giving unquestionable Juris
diction to the Pennsylvania Fubllo Serv
ice Commission over the rates of the
Pennsylvania Railroad and all other rail
roads operating w'lthin the State, will be
urged by the Transportation Committee
of the United Business Men's Association
before the Legislature at Harrlsburg as a
result of the argument for a rehearing of
the passenger rate Increase case before
the commission last Friday,
Attorneys for botli the Pennsylvania
and the Beading delivered on that occa
sion ah ultimatum to the commuters and
to the commission that, should the effort
to reduce the passenger rates be contin
ued, the railroads would at once Institute
proceedings questioning the right of the
commission to puss upon the rates of the
two companies on account of their charter
rights, as fixed by the State Legislature.
Earlier in the rate controversy between
the commuters and the railroads, the'
railroad attorneys declared that the Penn
sylvania commission did not have the
right to suspond proposed rate advances
pending a formal hearing.
This question, too, will be taken be
fore the Legislature by the Business
Men's Association and an effort will be
made to havo legislation passed settling
ueyono mspuie tne powers and preroga.
tlyes of the commission in respect to
railroad passenger rates.
In a statement Issued today the asso
ciation declares that the railroads are
pot In a position legally to free them
selves from the jurisdiction ot the commission.
was filled with pent-up" EJ,I
w over the bloodshed in SJ
been persecuted from time Imin.mJrf
but now It wns tho ono InstS
which tho entire world turned 2 nJ,'
about peace. q ""I
Ho said his sentiments could not k. il
nressed hotter Minn h . ..'.
writer," whose words, the cardlnif
lieved, wero prophetio. n8 quoted. U I
If at some future day, ond the A.. J
may not be so far rilntnnt ..... ?'' ,
of men. after havinir nrJSPr'
your dlvorco from tho Church , i
Christian teachings, frightened by kI i
storms that are rumbling omlnonny
to submerge your ship of tate-u!is
ready tho sport of every wlnd-.!,. ;f
call on tho Church for aid, even n2.
0I1U DUjR KJ JVM LUUl yOU rflay k
curely count upon her assistance, im i
that, unmindful of tho fact that rm
cast her off and disowned her, ihij
will be your ally nnd support In tin j
" " H4IXI.
Cardlnnl Farley told the story 61 t;
Prodigal Son, and said the parabfo p .
kureu mu BLury ui iiio oiaies ox the orU
in wus parent, ne sniu, "you haTetM'1
Imago of tho Church. Today the itnrZ
which have been threatening for v..'
havo burst upon tlio nations that &.""
Hcrieu mo leacnmgs oi unriBlian charity
nnd gave themselves to ambition. f2'
rlotouB living. Now they find themieliuJ
in tho ngonles of a world war, th J
icrness aim ormauiy oi wmen art Us.
tco nnn DDnciT cddm
Splendid Belief Fund the Trait i(,
Horticultural Hall Show. J
Home and foreign relief work, reali??
132,000 through the brilliant Madt-W?
America Bazaar held In Horticultural
Hall last month, according to the JnlJ
complete report of tho profits. This emi
reoresonts one of tho moat rnnnnlminn. )
contributions for sufferers In Europe ulf;
in rniinueipma. -Mrs. liorciay h. iw
burton was chairman of the commute
Tho German booth, of which Mr,v
Walter S. Thomson was chairman, earnsj 1
?702.74. Tne proceeds of other bootH
conducted for certain designated chv
ltlcs, and totaling $36,205,78, are as fol--.
lows: The Belgian booth, under Mn.','
Charles B. Wright and Mrs. P. W. RtH
erts, II213.30; the French booth, mial
Mrs. Arturo de Heercn. $2031.50: til!
r. .. . .. , ,. -. ..-"! B
aoumern Kiicnen nome reueu, una4-
Huh hnnth. linilnr Mm Burrl Gruhh usil
Mrs. J. Parker Norris, 13215.65; the R4
Cross bath, under Mrs. William L. M
Lean, I1320.8S; the garden booth, unite'-,
Trn, Ohn.l... Ti Cm. tllftl fW! nml rtiT
doctor's booth, under Mrs. John a
For general relief 114,310.51 was earatii
through exhibitions and booths conauciea
in conjunction with tho bazaar, in
lnHnB Ann.vlkll.nw n,n .1.A TftiaMffll
Show, for which society women posel t J
living models at tho Bltz-Carlton. J",.
William J. Clothier was chairman off
this committee. The JU.319.61 will bs aW
vlded, 50 per cent, for home renei n,
25 per cent, each for tho Belgian ana tai
Bed Cross divisions.
ThA irrnrifl tntnl nftni- rieAUctlmt el'
nenooq In IS1.4fiR29. iwhlfh will be 1W(W,
to 153,000 when all tho items are return
CITY WARNED TO GUARD I;
Danger In Slmilnrlty of Symptons fafe
Those of Chicken Vox.
A bulletin Issued by the Departwit.
of Health warns tha public to Qbserri
great care whenever a rash breaks pul
on a child or nn adult, because ot tt,
numerous cases in which n mild form it
smallpox has been mistaken for cblcVa
pox. Chicken pox Is prevalent to a 'w!
extent in Philadelphia now, and the wrTj
ing was issued for this reason. j
The bulletin states that chicken pej
snreada verV ranldlv. especially amort
children, and causes considerable IncoaJj
venlenco and economic loss, unc vjj
operation of physicians Is sought to prfj
vent the spread of tne disease in -
WILL EXHIBIT FALSE SCALES
Chief Virdln Plans to Display Them
Jn City Hall Pavilion,
Chief John H. Vlrtlln, of the Bureau
of Weights and Measures, is arranging
an exhibit of false weights. hort meas
ures and other apparatus of trickery that
havo been confiscated by inspectors of
Oils bureau In the effort to protect Phllu
The exhibit will be held in the pavilion
In City Hall courtyard, where the "Know
Your City Better Exhibit" Is now open.
That exhibit closes next Saturday nnd
pn tht following Saturday Chief Virdln
will have on display the false scales and
HTJOB COAI) DEALS PENDING
J, V. Thompson Negotiating Trans,
fer of 20,000-Acre Tract,
UNIONTOWN, Pa.. Jan ll.-Denial ws
made this morning by J, V. Thompson of
tht consummation .of a gigantic sale of
coal lands in Greene County, but he ex
pects to close two Important deals this
It was reported that Mr, Thompson
bad transferred. 30,096 acrts of coklns
coal to a New Xork syndicate for m,-9W.0W.
Official Forecast j
WASHINGTON, Jan. It (
For eastern Pennsylvania and New Je
sey: naln tonight and Tuesday? wsnna
tonight; gentle to moderate south o
mithsnst tuins I
The eastern area of high barometer Jji
nn.ftlni. rift th. Mn.t tlila vttnrnlnlf SU:
cloudiness Is increasing over the AtlanW-j
States, A narrow trough of low parg
eter extends from tho vicinity of Huflsos
Bay southward across thr upper MJ
region and the central valleys to u
middle Oulf coast. It Is causing snow,
flliriia In Its nnrthnrn norttan and UI&
general rains Jo its central and southwJ
portions. The disturbance is dnfUBJu
slowly eastward, accompanied and pre?
ceded by a colder area that overlies t8
plains States this morning.
V, S. Weather Bureau Bulletin
Observation roads t 8 , in. Baslera tUs'
Station. 8 a.m. . fall, Wind. Ijy Wrtfttfj
Aoiieoe, --ex,... ou au
Atluntlo City..., 2U 20
BUmarck. N. D.
Burtalo. N. Y...
(TlaveLand. O. . . . .
Dnvr. Col 22
. 12 8
, 21 !
Dcs Moln. la
Detroit, men. .
MtUru, N. C.
Huron. 8 I).
Jacksonville, FU S4 SI
Kansas city,.... 2 US
LouUMlie, Ky SB SS
MiuiDhU. Tana.. 0 40
New Orliaaa. La S3 CO 1.2i
New york. N. Y 2 !M . .
North l'Utte ... 12 13 ..
Oklahoma., OkU. 30 30
rmudeipbia . .. w 29
Fhoanix. Arli . 42 40
Plttsourch. V. 38 31
Portland. He is
Portland. Or... 40
Quebec, Can .... 13
S4 Fntudaav. 4G
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w to Clear
.82 NW 14 CJ
. NE 10 Coiit
8W 4 Clear
.. a IV 4 C'laar
.10 NE i "
.14 NW 12 tlouar
ft. u 19 Rftla
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SB 4 ou4
W 4 Clear
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