Evening public ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, January 26, 1915, Night Extra, Page 2, Image 2
-3 2l NEW CONSTITUTION BMTFORKLEMES If ELD IN ABEYANCE INVENTOR OF TELEPHONE TALKING ACROSS THE CONTINENT FROM OCEAN TO OCEAN VITAL TO STATE, SAYS BY LEGISLATURE AUTHOR oniLL i Lawmaker Adopt "Watch ful Waiting" Policy Pend ing Appointments by Governor. IWpOU A SMIT COllXirONDtNT. HAMllSBUnO, Jan. 28. The; Legislature has adopted a "watch tut waning" policy In retaliation to Gov ernor Brumbaugh- (or holding the club of patronage over Its head. None ot the Republican platform measures ot" admin istration measure was Introduced lat nishttho first meeting of the Legislature for the Introduction of bllls-except the constitutional amendment for tho transit loan and the bill catling for a constitu tional convention, neither of which meas ures were, In the Republican Stnto plat form or Dootor Brumbaugh' personal platform. Both havu tho support of the Governor and tho Republican leaders, however, and appear to be assured of passage, In former sessions, a flood of bills for on eh of the administration pledges has been Introduced as soon as the Legisla ture settled down to tho routine business of the session. This samo proceeding was expected to be repeated last night Not a single local option, workmen's compensation or employers' liability bill was introduced In either branch. One Child labor bill was Introduced In tho House, by Chris Becker, of Schuylkill County, but It has." not the backing of the Governor or of Republican leaders The leaders In both the Senate and House apparently are waiting to sec what Governor Brilmbaugh does In the way of appointments before they rush matters on administration measures. This does not mean they, (will tie up the- bills which tho Governor 'la personally supervising tho drafting ofi but It does mean they are not giving him "a lino on" what their nt tltu'de Is regarding his measures by In troducing similar, bills of their own. Tho fact that the Governor submitted only one major appointment that of Ad jutant General Thomas J. Stewart to the fienato last night has caused the belief trAbecomo ,goneral here that he will con tinue to hold up his appointments until ho sees his way clear In regard to tho legislation he wants enacted. Highway Commissioner Edward M. Blgelow epent last night in the House and Senate talk ing with members. Abdut 100 bills were Introduced In tho twO .branches last night, mostly for ap propriations. There was a noticeable lack of "freak" bills. In tho only one that wa; Introduced the question of an oltlclat State flower was again raised. Frederick B. Gelser, of Northampton, presented a bill specifying tho mountain laurel. $1,082,500 ASKED FOR TEjyiPLE UNIVERSITY Sill in House' Includes State Aid for Maintenance and New Buildings. rsox a Tirr cobjiespokdent. HARRISBURG, Jan. 28. An appropria tion of 11,082,500 for Temple University, Philadelphia, for the next two years, was asked for In a .bill Introduced In the" House today Hy" Alexander D. Laucr, of Philadelphia. Tho bill was referred to tho House Appropriation Committee. Xho sum of 5250,000 is asked for mainte nance; J(0O,00Q for the erection and equip ment of new buildings for the College ot Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Teach ers' College and an administration build ing; JI00.CO0 for the erection of, an annex to the university In South Philadelphia; 160.000 for Btate scholarships; (230,000 for the maintenance And extension of the Samaritan Hospital, and I2,500 for the maintenance and Improvement of the Gar retson Hospital. An additional appropriation of 825,000 to the trustees of Temple University to pay for the erection of a building for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Teachers' College was asked rot In a. deflelenoy bill Introduced by Repre sentative TVUIIam H. Wilson, of Phila delphia, This sum was appropriated by an act approved July 25, 1913, but It re verted to the State Treasury through In advertence on tho part of the trustees of the university. Representative Lauer Introduced a bill calling for an appropriation of 45,O0O to the Northwestern General Hospital, 2019 North 21d street, Philadelphia. SIXTEEN DIVOBCES OEANTED Court of Common Tleas No. 4 has announced the followlnK divorces granted : Annie L. Scott, from Henry Scott. Emily Xalley. from John Kelley. irattl Wilkinson, from decree Wilkinson. Teresa N. Le. from Joseph Lea. Julia K. "Wlvel, from William II. Wlel. Martha ST. Furbrow. from William Furbrow. Charles B. Octti. from Usite M. CJt(i. Mary E- Grill, from Albert J. Orlll. Elisabeth Kilbride, from Prank Kilbride. Elate B. Jfelll. from John R. Neni. decree T. Haines, from Margaret M. Haines. James H. 6utherland. from Kate Sutherland. Annie Hltles. from Charles Utiles. Virginia M. Mahn, from Walter B. Mahn. Daniel C. Trefs. from Florence p. Trafs. Herman B. Chambers, from Martha J. Cham bers, THE WEATHER Official Forecast WASHINGTON. Jan. 28. Tot eastern Pennsylvania: Fair and somewhat colder tonight; Wednesday partly cloudy; gentle to moderate north and northeast winds. , For New Jersey; Fair tonight, colder In the Interior: Wednesday fair. Tho eastern half of the country Is cov ered by an area of high barometer, with the crest over Ohio, and fair weather pre vails under Its influence. The tempera tures have fallen In the Lake region and the Ohio basin and the cold area l spreading eastward across the mountains and over the north Atlantic slope this morning It Is warmer In the great plains from Canada to the Gulf, and although the temperatures have risen about 20 de grees In the Missouri basin they are still below the normal. Snow flurries have covered much of the Far Northwest during- the last 24 hours, and are renoi-ted j from scattered areas this morning. V, 3, Westher Sureau Bulletin Observations md at 8 a. jn. Eastern time. Low , .. last Rain- Veloc- Btatlon. lun.nl, fall. Wine. ltyWeathr AWlene, !- i? j3 ,, nw 4 Cloudy AUantte City ... SO SO ,. N g Cleas Bismarck. 3 P,18 16 " NW cieaj Uoston. Msju,,, SO SO .21 NW VI Clear CWcato. lit ... 10 jj, 8W 4 Clear aevsuadj Q.... 10 10 ,o 8 0 Clear 1 m Moines. I. 10 10 M a 0 Snow E Detroit, Mich. . U to .01 W 4 Clear umuin, bud, ..-a-ii ,oi w i Bnow Oalvceton, Itx, 48 4 ..KB 8 Cloudy HatUras. . K. 0;H 3 . 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A iilllwiestirn 'mWriira Bit iJ S U sieaSHaal SHeaSWasHiBlakBm rJ (HaDHeaBtsesaiassiWklwPM j WSSMsLM JWM J&. ifSwffiSaffl8SiEHs ' XL iimSSmWmffSSmBBmiim BsesHffiniy fflTOFFilifl ii:mUnWlmnKKKIr 1nffW8'WiylWffllWf, I THWIiffgBwIsffllle -rerlCTHrBiSWllfBit MBBiaa&ii& This was the scene in New York Prcndergast, Controller of New Bethel, senior vice president of PORTER IRONICAL IK REJOINDER TO JUDGE SULZBERGER Suggests Notice by Crim inals as to Intentions in Order That Witnesses May Be Provided. A sarcastic report embodying tho sug gestion that It might be a good Idea to ask all criminals for notice of when and where they aro to commit a crime was Issued today by Director Porter to amplify his previous statements concern ing tho leniency of tho courts to crimi nals. Tho Director calls attention In this re port to tho arrest of Arthur Darratt, De cember 31, 1911, and declares tho man con fessed to Btartlng eight flres In FrankforJ The report In part follows: "For the commission of these eight crimes the Grand Jury brought out four Indictments. Judge Sulzberger tried him on the laBt Indictment for tho burning of the haystack, and refused to admit the sworn statement of the prisoner as to tho commission of the other crimes because 'thero had been no eye witnesses present at the time of the commission of these crimes. As a result, the District Attor ney's ofllce submitted the three remaining bills. For the commission of the later crime the prisoner was sentenced to the Houso of Correction! for the term of one year, It 1b probably not amiss to note at this time that when premises 4S48 Cloud street were set on fire by this man three persons, a woman and two children were bo badly burned that It was neces sary to send them to the hOBpltul, where they were confined several days. "In view of tho attitude of the Judge that there must be eye-witnesses to the commission of these crimes I presume I should Issue a notice to the public about as follows: " 'Notice tn all those who desire to commit the crime of arson: You will center a favor on the Bureau of Police If you will notify us In advance of your deslro to commit tho crime of arson ahd furnish us ample notice as to tho time and place In order that a grandstand (be erected In which to lodge police offi cers, detectives and other witnesses who might bo used against you as witnesses In the commission of the above-mentioned crime,' "Apparently for the commission of the crime of arson the sentence provided by law Is severe, ranging from a tine of from $3)0 to S4000 and the undergoing of Imprisonment by separate or solitary confinement from 12 to 20 years. This man was sentenced to the House of Cor rection, where It Is not possible to give him separate or solitary confinement, be cause It Is a correctional Institution and not a prison." "I "will give you Just this one state ment and I will not discuss the matter further. Sty statement yesterday was not a discussion; It was a denunciation. If I cannot discuss that question, surely my years prevent mo from discussing any other." Judsro Sulzberger tatd this was his final word today when asked what he thought ot Director Porter's statement to the ef feet that "babbling babes and the Inco herent mutterlngs ot old men fast ap proaching their dotage" described the Court's vitriolic assault upon him from the bench. "I have no discussion with anybody," said Judge Sulzberger, signi fying that the Interview had come to the end. "All my Judgments are subject to review by the Superior Court and the Su preme Court." A challenge to debate "on open ground' was made to Judge Sulzberger by Mayor Blankenburg as his part In the latest exchange of verbal fusillades started by the Jurist's caustlo arraign ment of Director Porter, SCHOONER AND STEAMSHIP CRASH IN DARK; BOTH SINK Man Ist When the WasninBtonJan And the Elisabeth Palmer Collide, NORFOLK, Va., Jan, 28. The steam ship Washlngtonlan, of, the American Hawaiian Line, was rammed by the schooner Elizabeth Palmer just before dawn today and sank within a few min utes, carrying down with her one mem ber of the crew, The schooner also sank shortly afterward. Thirty-nine members of the Washing tonlan'a crew and the eight men of the crew of the Elizabeth Palmer, clinging to wreckage In the darkness, were rescued by the Old Dominion liner Hamilton and lifeboats from Lightship No. 72. which Is stationed at Fenwlck Island, south of Cape Henlopen. The collision occurred pear Fenwlck Island. The man who was lost was a water tender named Meyer. The Washing tonlan'a cargo, 10,000 tons of raw sugar, was worth nearly 11,000.009. The schooner, driven by a, 0-mt!a wind, was speeding like a racing motorboat when she hit the WssbJogtonlan amld Sblps, She cut deep Into the steamer's side and then sheered off, leaving e. gap JUus hole tkrousb wfelAii the water poured. yesterday when Professor Bell and New York city officials conversed with San Francisco over 3400 miles of wire. York city; C. E. Yost, president of the Nebraska Telephone Company; Mayor Mitchcl, of New York; Professor the American Telephono and Telegraph Company; George McAneny, president of the Board of Aldermen; J. American Telephone and Telegraph Company. BILL AIMED AT HEROIN Provides Drug Can Bo Furnished Only on Prescription. HAimiBDUna, Pa Jan. a!.-A bill aimed at tho trafflc In heroin, which dur ing the Inst two years has become tho most extensively used drug In tho "Ten derloin" of Philadelphia, was Introduced In tho House this morning by A. C. Stein, of Pittsburgh. Stein's bill provides that tho drug enn be sold only on prescription from a duly authorized and practicing physician, den tist or veterinary surgeon. It provides a pennlty for a prescription being given any person known to bo addicted to the uso of tho drug. OIL MAGNATE'S SON AND 'MOTHER' JONES Continued from I'nse One This had been done, he said, by tho Colorado Fuel and Iron Company. Chairman" Frank P. Walsh then read a letter Into the record from an Investi gator in the Colorado mine strike which Indicated that one clergyman had fallen Into 111 grace because ho attacked tho killing of strikers at Ludlow, Col. Mr. Rockefeller listened to tho letter, and then declared vigorously that he Blood for free speech and waa opposed to vio lence. DEFENDS PROPETRTY PROTECTION. He defended the action of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company In taking steps to protect Its property. "I believe the Government Is strong enough to protect Its citizens," he said, "but there aro specific lnstanceB where1 it lo iriablo to meet conditions. In tho. case of Colo rado, thero was a time ivlieu tho Stnto was unable to cope with the situation." It was brought out that there have been 27 separate Investigations Into tho Col orado labor troubles. The witness said the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company wai not making money enough to establish a sociological department. It should re trench, he thought, If It did anything. In reply to one question, Rockefeller said. "I (Irmly believe employes should have a voice In making the laws that aro to protect their lives." APPOINTMENT POR OULLEN Edward E. CuIIen, a real estate mnn of the 40th Ward, an ex-Councllmon and former deputy tax collector, was today nppolnted to tho clerkship of the miscel laneous division of Quarter Sessions Court. Tho appointment was mndo by Clerk of Quarter Sessions Court Cunning ham. The salary Is 13000 a year. WALL PALLS ON WORKMAN A wall collapsed at tho northeast corner of Sydenham and Master streets today, crushing Joseph Porehaus, a workman, 62 years old, of 8th street and Washing ton avenue. He has a fractured collar bone, two fractured rlbB and Internal Injuries. Ho was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital. An Italian boy timidly entered tho 11th and Winter streets station and asked whether he. could stay there and get warm. Tears trickled down his cheeks as he leaned against tho warm radiators. O...I.I Tniirtian uIcFarland saw him 'and noticed he was pale and poorly clad. "Had any breakfast?" he askeu. "I don't have nuthln' since a yester day," said tho boy, McFarland gave him some change and the boy was out like a flash. In a few minutes he returned with buns and frankfurters. They were not long disappearing. When the last crumb had gone, the boy asked "Where Is the work you want me to dot ' It took hlra some time to realize that people gave money away, The voice of William' Miller has been the cause of many sleepless nights among the residents of Howard Terrace, Oer mantown. They declared at the Oerman town police station that all-night parties held at Miller's home, 7213 Howard Ter race, combined with the continuous vocal selections of Miller, were too much for human endurance. Some said that MlUer could be heard a. block away battling with grand opera and ragtime alternately, De tails along this line were given by Mrs. Nobel Hadersteln, Aaron Steeckert, Mrs. Lucy Gibson and, others. Magistrate Pen nock held Miller In 1100 ball for a further hearing. Mrs. Miller was held to appear In her own recognizance. Carl Bllva started out to be a detective on hi own hook; He approached several groups of youngsters tn the neighborhood of 4th street end. Falrmount avenue and flashed a "detective's"' badge bearing the city coat of arms. Policeman Fagln saw the boys running' from Sllva and de manded an explanation. The latter glared at Fagln in, contempt. "You're merely a pillceroan," said Bllva, "whits I am a. detective." And the lapel of his coat went back as hU chest expandsd. "We Xees sH detectives at City HalV poi ict &mm couitfe ARMY IS FIGHTING; TOWN IS BESIEGED; ALL FOR JOHNSON In Order That Heavyweight Champion May Enter Mexico, Strenuous Cam paign Is Begun by Villa. EL PASO, Tox., Jan. 26. An army Ib fighting for Jack Johnson. A town Is being besieged that the big black may enter Mexico unmolested for his fight with Jess Willard at Juarez. Tho only routo through Mexico which Johnson can tako without fear of being arrested by the troops of General Carranza Is by way of Tamplco, tho famous oil port. Gen eral Villa's army Is now besieging that port. Villa Is to get a slice of tho light money and Is expected to rii'ake every effort to take Tamplco. Johnson's Jour ney through tho port depends entirely on the success of the army besieging the town. Tho Immigration officials In El Paso were today notified to watch for Johnson, as It Is believed ho may attempt to reach Juarez through the United States. John son is due to reach tho Barbados, West Indies, on Friday. Tho promoters of the light hero stilt observe the strictest se crecy as to Just how Johnson will reach Juarez, A brUk flvo-rnlle hike along tho Ysleta road, followed by a little gymnasium work, and Jess Willard had started his training today for his flght with Johnson at Juarez on March 6. This will be the extent of Wlllard's work for the next few days. He wbb out on the road bright and early this morning and declared that as toon as ho becomes acclimated he In tends to begin heavy work. Willard weighed 243 today. He Intends to get down to 230 before stepping into tho ring with Johnson. Jim Jeffries will arrive hero next week to assist In putting Willard in shape for the championship tight, according to tho challenger's manager. Jeff's offer to Join the corps of trainers has been accepted, and Willard believes the advice from the former champion will clinch his chances ot whipping Johnson. THAW'S MOTHER VISITS TOMBS Meets Son in Prison on Eve of His Arraignment. NEW YORK, Jan. 26. Mrs. Mary Cop ley Thaw, of Pittsburgh, was a visitor to the Tombs prison this morning, where sho Bpont some time with her son Harry. Thaw will be brought before Justice Ver non M. Davis tomorrow, when the time of his trial on the charge of conspiring to escape from Matteawan will be settled and also the place of his confinement iRDNIQES said Fagln. Then he arrested tho "sleuth" and sent him there. Sllva could not con vluoo Magistrate RenBhaw that he had cer been appointed, and as a bunch of Btuge money and a check book were found In his pockets, he waa held In $500 tall for a further hearing, "Paddy" Boyle la so lazy he can't get the police to arrest him for It. Three times last week his name was on the blotter and on each occasion he got his bed and board through the kindness of the Germantown police. "Paddy" can cry even when he feela happy and he worked the tear-sheddlng plan so much he always obtained his breakfast each morning after being arrested. He declared all he wanted was a chance to make a living and made a speech one morning which was the means of landing him a Job In a lumber yard. He held It about two jiours when he returned to his favorite pastime of bracing one of the corners of a nearby saloon. That's why he was chased off the steps of the police station this morning where he was thinking out some scheme to have himself arrested, lie won't fcreak a window with a brick for that means 39 days and the stone pile. Qatchlng milk thieves by electricity Is a new plan and proved valuable In the coso of Joseph Matto, who saw a milk bottle on the porch of the home of Frank Rodgeri, of Tacony, Ha lifted the bottle, put It under his coatv and proceeded leisurely down tne street, tie was hair a block away when Rodgers tapped him pn the shoulder and rescued the milk, Then he turned Matto oyer to a policeman. At the police station, Rodgers explained the bottle "Was placed directly over button pn the porch. The button was connected with a bell directly over Rodgers' bed. The milkman filled th bottle without moving it, so there was no false alarm. But -when Matto ticked the bottle up, the bell rang and Ilodgersl looked out the window and ss,w hlra tsks the milk, Matto said It was his flrst offense, and at the suggestion of Rodgers, was discharged. FIRE IN SOUTH BETHLEHEM EInzo Causes 925,000 Damage to Hotol Property. SOUTH BETHLEHEM, Pa., Jan. 20.-A small flro, which started shortly after 2 o'clock this morning, In Caffrey's Cafe, 3d and Now streetB, and the Immediate dan ger of which was underestimated by tho Dromon, developed Into a largo blazo, and fanned by a high wind caused 125,000 dam ago to the hotel property, valued at noo.coo. After tho flames had been gaining head way for about two hours tho entlro flro de partments of Bothlehom and South Beth lehem wcro rushed to the sceno and soon prevented the spread of tho flames. COUNCILS NOW SOLE BARRIER Continued (ram l'aec Ono conferenco with Senator McNIchol before tho latter went to Horrlsburg, and It Is understood the Senator declared he would support the Taylor amendment. Concerning the Increaso for port and transit facilities, Senator Varc said: "Based upon the City Controller's fig ures of October 1, 19H, ot assessed valua tion of taxable property for 1815, this In crease In borrowing capacity will bo up ward of ifti,S85,G!3. This amount would bo available for rapid transit and tho port. Tho resolution provides that when transit and port developments have been ac quired or constructed and when they have been-placed on an Incomo-produc-Ing basis, such portion of tha bonds as have been lrsued therefor which aro then supported (ns to annual Interest and sink ing fund paymentB) by annual net lncomo produced thereby may bo excludod from tho indebtedness of the city In calculating Its borrowing capacity. "This provUlon will onable the city to recover from time to time such portion of tho borrow tng capacltj so utilized for transit nn'd port development as may thon bo represented by tho par value of bonds outstanding which are sustained as to In terest and Blnklng fund out of tho not earnings of the facilities. "In order that the torms of this pro vision may apply It will not bo neces sary, riB It li undor tho now existing terms of the Constitution, for each facil ity to earn tho annual Interest and sink ing fund paymants on bonds represent ing the total cost. But Buch portion of the bonds Issued therefore as are sus tained as to tho Interest and sinking fund requirements out of tho net earnings may be excluded from tho city's debt In calculating Its borrowing capacity. SAVING TO THE CITY. "The resolution also enables the city to Issued 50-year bonds Instead of SO-year bonds, thereby reducing tho annual sink ing fund requirements from 2V4 per cent. upon the par value of bonds Issued to 1 per cent. On a J5O,00O,000 Issue of bonds this will reduce the annual payments re quired, In addition to Interest for sinking fund purposes, by H4 per cent., a saving In such an Issue of J7W,000 a year. "It permits graded sinking fund Instal ments to be established. Thus In tho early years the sinking fund payments may be made nominal, Increasing an nually as the producing capacity of the facilities increases, so that In the early years of operation the sinking fund charge, In addition to Interest, will be kept down to a minimum, "It authorizes Interest and sinking fund payments on bonds issued aocrulng dur ing the period of construction and during the first year of operation to be capital ized. "Thus the city will be enabled to finance and construct rapid transit facilities and port Improvements and have them In complete operation for one year before the Interest or sinking fund payments become a charge against current reve nues. "It will give the city adequate borrow ing capacity for both transit and port developments; will relieve current Income from taxation of the Interest and sinking fund oharges on bonds Issued for such developments until they are In actual op eration and producing Income, and will also enable the city to finance these Im provements in an economical manner by reducing the annual sinking fund pay ments. It. will enable the city to enlarge Its borrowing capacity from time to time automatically as the facilities become partly or entirely self-supporting." ROBBER GETS BUT 7 CENTS Overlooks Woman's Jewelry and $310 in Cash. . Tho police have a good description of a young man who held up Mrs. Fannie Casslday, 1850 North 17th street, near 16th and Berks streets, and got about 7 cents and a cheap pocketbook for his trouble, although he overlooked a small fortune In jewelry and 1310 In cash, Mrs. Casslday was stopped by the highwayman last night while on her way home from a meeting. The rings and diamond earrings she wore were worth mora than J1O0O. "Could you tell me where Master street 1st" the stranger said. Mrs. Casslday saya she turned to point in the direction of the locality. The next moment she was looking into the barrel of a large revolver, "Throw up your hands;' the man or dered, and she compiled. He then snatched her pocketbook and without waiting to fores ier to take her gloves off made off in the darkness, Mrs. Casslday says she was so frightened she was on the verge of giving the robber everything she bad, but Pe ran of so Quickly that this was not noceasary. From left to right are William A. Alexander p-ham Bell, U. N. J. Carty, chief engineer ot the BELL TALKS 3400 MILES TO HIS FIRST TELEPHONE PUPIL Inventor, in New York, "Calls Up" T. A. Watson in San Francisco in Long est "Long Distance." NEW YORK, Jan. 26.-For tho first tlmo In tho history of telephone develop ment tho voice of man was made to span tho Continent when Professor Alex, ander Graham Boll, In this city, "callod up" and saluted Thomas A. Watson In San Frdnclsco, 3100 miles away. Tho test thus made was entirely sue, cessful, the spoken words being as clear and lntelllglblo as thoy would have been had only a mile separated tho great in ventor and his first pupil. These two, Professor Boll and Mr, Wat son, wero tho first In tho history of the world to convorso by telephone. That was back In 1875, when thoy proved the discovery of the professor over a two mile line stretching from Boston to Cam bridge. In their respective cities, with tho Con tinent between, representatives of tele phone oompanles assembled yesterday ta seo the test made, and the conversation ran as follows, New York opening tho Professor Bell (In New York)-Hoyi Heyl Mr. Watson, are you there? Do you hear me? . Mr. Watson (In San FranclBCo) Yes, Doctor Bell, I hear you perfectly. Do you hear me well? Bell Yes, your voice Is perfectly distinct. It is as clear as If you wero here In New York Instead of being more than 3000 miles away. Do you remember, Mr. Wation, tha: evening 3S years ago when wo conversed through tho telephone on a real line for the first time? Watson Yes, Indeed. That line wns two miles long, running from Boston to Cambridge. You were ovtrjojed at the success of the experiment. Bell We are talking over 3100 miles as easily and clearly as we talked over two miles 8$ years ago. Watson Tho telephone men have certainly dono wonderful things with your Invention since that first outdoor test. We mustn't forget that the cir cuit we are talking over Is really iSOn miles long, as, of course, the earth cannot be used for tho return now as we used It then. Boll AH honor to the men Who have rendered this great achievement pos sible. They havo brought all the people of the United States within sound of ono another's voices and united them Into one great brother hood. 24 PRAYER MEETINGS PLANNED FOR TOMORROW Sunday Campaign Committee An nounces Schedule. Twenty-four 'prayer meetings have been arranged by the "Billy" Sunday Campaign Committee to be held in various sections of tho city tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock. The schedule Is as follows: Fiftieth naptlit, 7th street and flmouehanna aenue, Itov, a, W. Hnion. Twenty-ninth Street M, E., 20th and York, Rev, A. Fohlman. Christ, United Evangelical, 12th and Oxford, JIlu Alice Umlln. ' , Qethnian ttaptlat, 18th street and Colurn bla, Rev. aiaditone Holm. Flrat lUforrned, -lOth and Wallace, Rev. If. Spring Oartlen Methodist Eplicopal, 20th and Spring darden, Itev. It. H. Crawford. Chambera.Wylle Presbyterian, Broad and Spruce, Rev. J. O. Newman. Holy Trinity Episcopal, Rev. Dr. Tomklns. Ht. Xuke'i SI. II., broad and Jackson, Rev, D. S. Welfla, Presbyterian Church of Evangel. 18th and Tasker. Itev. nob.rt stover. ' ' Blloam M. E., Susquehanna and Thompson, Rev, 1. J. Wrisht. 8t, Paul's njformjd Episcopal, Broad and Venunjo. Miss J. E. LaMonte. Brio AvsnuaU.H., 7th street and Erls aye nue. nev, W. II, Well. Central M. IS., BoxborouKh, "Jack" Cardiff. NQrth yranktord Baptist, Harrison and Frankford, It. A. Hodeheaver, Trinity Lutheran, Clermantown and Queen lane. Mrs. Sunday. Losan Baptist, Tork road and Rockland, Miss Rose Fetterolf. Ebeneier M. B-, Md and Parrlsh, Rtv, lit Frnr Emmanuel Reformed, SStb and Bartnx, Rev, R, Radclirre. , Tabernacle Presbyterian, 81th and Chestnut. IMS as, iVV) UIHSl4 Wayland Baptist, B2d and Baltimore, Miss race Sax. Fourth Presbyterian, 7th and Klngsesslof, Rov O. 8. Adams. ' Second United Brethren, COth and Catharine. Rev J Vf. Welch. Woodland United Presbyterian, oath street and Woodland, Mrs. Aehor. ENOS BUSSEM, HARRlSBUna, Jan. S.-Enos Russell, for 0 years custodian of the Flag Boom at the Capitol, who gained fame by re enlisting as a dispatch bearer after he had lost a Its at Lookout Uountalq, died today, aged 71, at his home in New Cumberland, Representative Roney Says Present Instrument Is Out worn and Defines Needs That Must Be Met. trxott a stirr conasaroHDiNT, , HAnmSBUHG, Pn., Jan. M.-ltepreMri. tatlvo Charles J, Honey, Jr., ot Philadel phia, author of tho bill providing for the calling of a constitutional convention on January G, 1916, -which was Introduced In tho Houso last night, today outlined the program which ho believes the convention Bhould follow. Ills measure Is reported to haV tho backing of the administration, so that his views reflect a part of th plan of tho leaders. Tho plan provides for: Tho establishment of a Btate-wlde Com mon Ploas Court, with an Appellate Dl. vision. A graded system of taxation. Removal of restrictions that now ham. per labor legislation. Horrje rule for cities and Incorporated boroughs. Standardized olectlon laws. Regulation of State charitable bequests Reorganization of the Attorney aen eral's department, abolishing special at torneys for commissions and special cases Tho dednlto establishment of the dovl crnmentnl departments of the State. "Tho Constitution under which we are now working Is more than 40 years old " said Mr. Roney, "and this In itself would be an all-sufllclent roason for a revision of a change of the same, because the last 0 years havo marked for the people of this Commonwealth n tremendous change In Industrial and commercial matters and nn enormous increase In population, 'and tho social problems that como with great Increases tn population. But this of Itself Is not tho only reason why tho Constitu tion should bo rovlsed. Thero are definite, specific and far-reaching reasons for a now order of things. COURT CIIAHOES NEEDED. "The organization of tho courts Is sadly tn noed of radical changes. Under a new system, embracing a State-wide Common Pleas Court, divided Into convenient dis tricts, with an appellate division of the same, thero would undoubtedly be a greater dispatch of business and a more prompt and satisfactory conclusion of all litigated matters. "Tho bugaboo ot uniform taxation In the same grades or classes of subjects, should bo promptly and unceremoniously kicked out of tha fundamental law. Graded taxation Is tho only equitable method of taxation." "Various Inhibitions In tho present con stitution tn regard to certain kinds ot legislation, particularly as to labor, Bhould be wiped out, and the Legislature from tlmo to tlmo empowered by the con stitution to make such changes In the legislation regarding labor as the times mako necessary and proper. HOME RULE ESSENTIAL. "Constitutional regulation of cities and Incorporated boroughs and districts Is all wrong. Cities should have the widest mensure of home rule, and while the con stitutional limitation of borrowing ca pacity would be a good thing, yet it should bo so high that developing cities and boroughs, with confidence In them selves and their financial progress, would find no restrictions placed on their growth. "I think there should be some funda mental prlnclplo written In the constitu tion to standardize, so to speak, election laws, so that there would be some great general principle controlling the elections written In tho constitution, with Just enough power left In the Legislature to enable it from time to time to enact such laws as the mobility of the matter en tails. CHARITIES AND LAW. "Moreover, tho grave and Increasingly important question of bcqueBts to State, private and semlprivate Institutions should be taken up and have serious thought by a constitutional convention represent ing the people, As the matter stands now it is almost a disgraceful thing to have tho Legislature, so heedless of their obli gation and so Improvident with the State's money, passing charitable appro priations far In excess of the revenues of tho State, This question must be met squarely and courageously and with the constitutional convention considering the matter Wholly as a social and political matter as affecting the welfare of the State, with an absolute disregard of any other question, such as simply pleasing a locality or a sect or class of people. "There should also be a reorganization of tho legal department of the StateThe Attorney General's office should be charged In the Constitution with the du ties and responsibilities of the legal de- TJartment connected with administration of the Government, and should exclu sively attend to the legal business of tn State. The retaining of lawyers here and there and everywhere In small and HUM matters Involving the State's rights-bu been very expensive matter for the Com monwealth and should without hesitation be wiped out. The State's legal bustneii should be carefully and skilfully handled by tho State's own paid men, and would result In a much cheaper and much rat ter representation oCtho State's Interett. "I think the next Constitution should estnbllsh, by constitutional provision;, an of tho departments of the State, and question of new ones, tf necessary, wen as a commission or department to f after the publlo service matters, DW ment of Health and all other departmjpif that we now have, and which the con stltutlonal convention might deem pecs sary to add to those we already haw-' SIMPLICITY A CARDINAL POINT. "I do not think In any sense that constitution should attempt to be an haustlve treatise on the organisation er government of the various departments under It. but should at least be compre hensive, a plainly written and unae",t0(?. Instrument for tho government of Wi people, and thero should be no reason in this day or ot this time ths constitution could not be written of vast bW"; tho people and also written ""!$ so that the student of civil Bovernmen Ahe '??? l . STh. 5S5H be little necessity, or t 'east s oe slon tnan formerly. v " hVtbM have the Supreme Court tell us hat t ,, constitution means,- $300,000 FOR'COUNTY ROADS Btato Appropriation Asked Cono tioned oa Equal Sum tfrom City. HARRISBURO, Jan. J-- B ," asked to appropriate 300,WO for the ? "roviment of Philadelphia .County M in a bill introduced in the House today i James A. Dunn, of Ph'ladelphis. vw the provisions of the bill the city of a.delohla Is to approprlats the s" amount. nd ths entire lew. w ty m expended under the supervision of w Derjortmeni of PubllO 3YOMS3, . , tjhTjBjL lffSM e?:?&5SCs" jjjjaj wmmm.