Evening public ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, February 02, 1915, Sports Final, Page 3, Image 3

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Mayor .Cannot Otherwise
Explain State Senator's
j Bill to Keep the Police
1 Out of Politics.
'A visit to the "Billy Sunrtayjtabernncle
resulting In new Ideas on clvla rclghtcous
lien rhny be one of the reasons that has
earned Senator McNIchol to Introduce the
bill forbidding police participation In poll'
tics," said Mayor Blankcnburg, In i sar
casllo comment on the proposed bill to
The bill which was Introduced In the
ESennte last night astont'hed McNIchOl's
colleagues and political observers. It pro
vides severe, punishment for any police
t man who attempts to Influcnco voters or
who takes part In any political meeting.
The measure la looked upon as a slap
nt the Vara forces, following on the
report that they would run George D.
Porter, Director of tho Department of
Public Safety, for Mayor next fall.
Mayor Blankenburg was shown the re
port of tho bill's Introduction today. lie
speculated on tho Influence that could
have caused Sonator McNIchol to Intro
duce It. Ho wished "alt success' to the
Senator In his unselfish and patriotic ef
forts to conserve tho pu.ity of the ballot."
Tho Mayor recalled conditions as they
existed under Organization rule In the
Police Department nnd challenged Sena
tor McNIchol to Impugn the honesty of
the police .force In Its conduct In elec
tions during tho last three years.
Mayor Blankenburg said:
"It In a genuine surprise, but a real
ploasuro to me to note Senator McNIchol
la making an effort to disinfect himself
politically. It is rather late In the day,
to bo suro, for under the present ad
ministration there has1 been no Interfer
ence on the part of the police with
politics, (.specially at election ttmc, In any
way, shape or form.
"It Is well known that since tho present
Administration came Into power we have
had the quietest and most honest elec
tions ever known In the "history of Phila
delphia: no Intimidation, clubbing of
voters, assistance to repeaters on the part
of the police; no assault and battery with
Intent to kill, as In the case of 'Smltty
the Push': no spiriting away of those on
tltledio vote, like tho case of Doctor
James; In fact, we have had elections
over which no American citizen need
hang his head In shame.
"I suppose, of course, that Senator Mc
NIchol has on eye to the future In Intro
ducing this bill. He knows full well that
under the Blnnkenburg Administration
the samp policy will bo pursued this year
that hah been pursued during the last
three years.
"I have no doubt, however, tho Senator
fears that If an Administration a little
more favorable to the old Organization
should follow the present one, pollco In
terference and assessment of officehold
ers, debauchery of the ballot nnd all that
goes in thrlr wake might again be ram
pant as of old. This tho Senator evi
dently des)res to forestall by the pro
posed new legislation.
"This, probably. Is tho reason why the
legislation was Introduced, at Harrlsburg.
Perhaps the Senator has attended tho
"Billy" Sunday meetings and has derived
hitherto unsuspected Inspiration on be
half of civic righteousness.
"All success to tho Senator In his un
selfish and patriotic efforts to conserve
the purity of the ballot and to protect
the most sacred rights of the American
citizen that of the elective franchiser
"I should worry," said Director of Pub
lic Safety Porter today, when asked
what he thought of a bill Introduced by
Senator McNIchol to keep the police out
of politics.
Pressed for a further statement. Di
rector Porter said:
"If Mr. McNIchol will Include State
and county employes lie will have ren
dered a great service. To pick out one
class only Is but one step In the right
The bill "prohibits any member or em
ploye of any bureau or department hav
ing charge of police or flro protection of
any county, city, borough, township,
school district or poor district from tak
ing any active part In politics, political
movements or elections or from Inter
fering with elections, and from using his
office to Influence politics, political move
ments or elections and providing penalties
for violation thereof."
Under Its provisions, the bill prohibits
all policemen and firemen, and the heads
of these departments, from serving as
members or attending any meetings of
any political parties or taking part In the
management of nny campaign or 'to use
their ofllce to Influence their associates or
The bill makes any political activity on
the part of policemen or firemen a mis
demeanor and calls for a fine of not less
than $100 nor more than M0CO and for tm-
Iprlsonment In the county Jail for not less
than three months nor more than a year.
it also provides that any one convicted
under Its provisions shall forfeit his of-
H nee or position nnd shall, for a period of
ivo years inereauer, oe aisquaunea irom
holding any publlo office.
Three Measures Framed by Legisla
tive Committee Submitted.
rou jl iTirr ootitsroNPENT,
UAIUUBBUno, Feb. 2. Three of the
Philadelphia Councilmanlo Legislative
Committee's bills were Introduced In the
House last night. The measure provid
ing for a tax on real estate within the
city owned by publlo service corporations
was (he principal one. This measure ap
pears to bo doomed to defeat, as vigorous
apposition already Is manifesting Itself.
Under existing law such real estate Is
exempt from taxation by the city, be-
vus me corporations pay a tax on tneir
capital stock. Representative Honey in
troduced tho bill.
Representative Graham Introduced th
WH to give the Department of Publlo
Safety complete control of trafflo on
Philadelphia streets. It provides a fine
of 10 for each violation of the regulations
the Department drafts.
Vacancies In Councils will be filled here
after at special elections. If there U no
general or municipal election near the
date the vacancy occurs, under the pro
Visions of a, bill introduced by Represen
tative dans.
May Ba TJaed on Jacobs' Appointment
hf to State Education Board.
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ftrnAMt-j . ,-- . '.. ' . . . - ....
" hr ii. nwa lat appointment or wm
faoi?! J600 Superintendent of Schools
f ? wSelph, who was named ft menu
fgWlKir Brumbaugh last night, as
wm snrr the Utter head. Pr. Jacob
was named tor the vacancy ort the board
which resulted when Doctor Brumbaugh
wns elected Governor. As Governor, Doe
tor Brumbaugh Is a member of the board.
James it. Caughlln, of Wllkes-Barro, was
reappointed to thel bohrd.
The Governor- also appointed W U
Kennel, former Attorney General, his suc
cessor' on the Valley Forgo Park Com
mission Samuel Hamilton, of 11 ruddock,
nnd William H. Crawford, of Mendvllle,
were appointed members of the College
and University Council. All five of the
appointments were held up by the Senate.
Sensenlch, of Westmoreland, Seeks to
Amend Campaign Expense Act.
(roM A etirr corroiBssi.l
HAniUSBUnO, Feb. 2.-A bill aimed at
liquor '"slush" funds nnd against such
organizations as the Pennsylvania Pro
tcctlve Union nnd Pennsylvania Manu
facturers' Association participating In
political campaigns without filing state
ments of tho motley they spoilt was In
troduced In tho Senate today by Senntor
Chester D. Sensenlch, of Westmoreland
The bill amends Section 1, of the pres
cut law, regulating' nomination and elec
tion expenses nnd the filing of state
ments of expenses, so that tho term "po
litical committee" shall Include "every
person, co-partnership, association, fed
eration, league, society or corporation
who br which raises or collects or dis
burses money or permits or controls or
assists In tho rnlstug or collecting or
using or disbursing of money to elect or
defeat any candidate Or candidates."
During the Inst cnmpnlgn the liquor In
terests raised and spent n large fund,
principally to re-elect Senator Penrose.
They taxed tho dealers1, brewers nnd dis
tillers. Various estimates have been
plnced on the "slush" fund, some of them
more than 11,000,000, but tho exact amount
has never become known, as under tho
present law, tho liquor Interests assert,
they nre not political associations and,
therefore, nre not required to file state
ments of their campaign expenses.
Tho Pennsylvania Protective Union took
the samo stand nnd did not file any cam
paign expense account, although under
the direction of Chester Hill, former Col
lector of tho Port of Philadelphia, this
organization conducted a vigorous cam
paign on behalf of Senator Penrose.
Senator Sensenlch, who Introduced the
amendment, Is ono of the few Independ
ents In the Senate. He is pledged to
locaL option.
Estate of $51,000 Divided Between
Niece and Nephew.
Action to prevent the probating of tho
will of' Mary G. Thomas, who died at
1K8 Green street, January 3, leaving an
estato of (31,000, has been taken by Eliza
beth C. Jarrett, a sister, who Is Ignored
in tho distribution of the property. The
caveat filed with the Register of Wills
does not stipulate the causes of the con
test. A hearing of the case will bo held
The will In dispute was executed Sep
tember 10, 1914. and divides the entire
estate In equal shares' betweon Anna
Lculse McDowell, a niece, and Nathan L.
Koyser, a nephew. The two legatees are
also named executors.
Jano McCann, lato of 1HG North 11th
street. In disposing of her $1000 estate,
leave sums of (100 each to St. John's
Orphan Asylum, to St. Joseph's Orphan
Asylum nnd to the Hov. F. J. Fttzpatrtck,
of St. Malachy's Church, for a new con
vent. The will also devises (SO to the
Little Sisters of tho Poor. 18th and Jef
ferson streets; (25 to tho1 Seminary of St.
Charles Borromeo, (10 to the Propagation
Boclety of fit. Peter's Jtoman Catholic
Church. The residue Is left to tho hus
band, Arthur McCann.
Other wills probated Include those of
Wells Tomllnson, 7413 Germantown ave
nue, disposing of an estate of (9000;
Sophia K. Flnmme, 2210 North Hownrd
street. 12CS7; Jane Clark, 1957 Stiles street,
(2C3S Personnl property of Jennlo Jacqby
has been appraised at (3333:83; Augusta
Bohlkc, (23K).
Senator Salus 'Would Pay County
Commissioners $8000, a Year.
ritoit ji RTirr coiazsrosDENT.
HAIUUSUUttG, Feb. 2. The pay of'the
County Commissioners of Philadelphia Is
increased from (S000 to (S000 under tho
provisions of u bill Introduced by Senator
Salus last night. The Commissioners at
present are the lowest paid executives In
City Hall. Agitation for the Increase has
been carried on since tho establishment
of the Municipal Court and since tho
Bureau of Weights and Measures was
placed under them.
Claim of Fee In Accident Case Leads
to Charge.
Benjamin F. Goodman, a lawyer, with
offices In the Heal Estate Trust Build
ing, was held under (500 hall on his own
recognizance by Magistrate Benshaw, nt
the Central police station, today, on u
Oharge of assault and bnttery.
The complainant against Goodman was
Boy Norrls, of 600 Locust avenue, Ger
mantown. Norrls testified he had obtained
a case, an automobile accident, for Good
man and that the latter agreed to pay
him half the fee. This, Norrls said, Good
man refused to do and when he ap
proached the lawyer on tho matter yes
terday, Goodman knocked him down.
Injured Man Forced to Oo to a Hos
pital. ' Special Policeman Waters, of the 10th
and Buttonwood streets station, was so
severely Injured In a fight with a man
he had found attempting to enter a
store early this morning that he had to
be treated at Hahnemann Hospital.
Charles Strait, 1014 Mt. Vernon street,
who, It Is said, was arrested while at
tempting to open the door of a butcher
shop qt 15th and Ogden streets, put up
a strong battle and kicked, Policeman
Waters before he was subdued. He was
held without ball by Magistrate Belcher
in his office for a further hearing.
Teaching "Billy" Sunday Methods
Under the leadership of Miss Hose Set
terholf, one of the "Billy" Sunday Bible
teachers, 75 students from the Girls' High
Bchdol and the Normal Bchool this after
noon were Introduced to Sunday's meth
ods of Bible teaching. The meeting of
the class took place at the Fifth Baptist
Church, at ISth and Spring Garden streets.
for custom made
Serge Suitings
with silk sleeve-lining, Regularly
$40 here, ?45 elsewhere.
Order in February. Fit, finish and
delivery any time up to June 1st,
Call 'and' see the 191B Serges
.samples gladly giviru
Custom faUafiHp Only
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The Schuylkill River overflowed its banks asjain 'o4ay. virtually bringing freight traffic to a standstill
in the Pennsylvania Railroad yards. This picture was taken at 29th and Chestnut streets.
Republican Leaders to Give
Amendment Right of Way
After Committee Reports
It Tonight. '
(most a STirr conmaro.vDSNT.
HAP-BISBUnG, Feb. 2. The woman
euffrngo amendment will bo reported
favorably by the Judiciary General Com
mltteo of tho House tonight and then
will be rushed through the Legislature, In
accordance with the plans of the Be
publkan leaders. William H. TV'llson, who
Introduced tho amendment In tho House,
Is chairman of the committee which has
It In charge.
The legislative leaders, although they
oppose woman suffrago In Pennsylvania,
will dlsposo of the question at tho polls
next November, according to their plans.
They aro willing to permit tho voters of
tho State to dccldo It, and will have the
Legislature approve the amendment for
tho second tlmo within a few days.
Tho first employers' liability bill of the
session mado its appcarnnce In the Sen
ato last night, when Senator Samuel W.
Salus, of Philadelphia, Introduced a bill
in tho upper branch, to regulate all
liability companies In Pennsylvania. The
measure requires all liability concerns to
file their schedules of risks with the State
Insurance Commissioner.
Apprdprlatlon bills continue to pour Into
both branches. The report of tho State
Board" of Charities, recommending appro
priations of U7.BSi,631 for State and charit
able institutions, was mado to tho House
last night. In addition to this, appropri
ation measures were Introduced In the
House for the following Philadelphia
hospitals and homes: American Onco
logic Hospltnl, Jij.000: Berean Manuel nnd
Industrial School, 115,000; St. Joseph's
Hospital, (20,000; Children's Aid Society
of Pennsylvania, $75,000; Pennsylvania In
stitution for Instruction of the Blind,
M05.000; St. Timothy's Memorial Hospital
and House of Mercy, $65,000; Pennsylvania
Seamen's Friend Society, HOOO; Kensing
ton Hospital for Women, $40,000.
In the Senate tho following appropria
tions were asked for Philadelphia hospi
tals and homes: West Philadelphia
Homeopathic Hospital, $59,000; Philadel
phia Orthopedic Hospital and Infirmary
for Nervous Diseases, $47,000.
Under the provisions of a bill Intro
duced by Senator McConnell, the State
Is required to purchase all toll bridges
more than 1000 feet In length, with the
exception of railroad bridges and those
owned by trolley companies.
A second controversy over the transfer
of automobile license funds from the State
Treasury to the State Highway Depart
ment was ended last night, when Sen
ator Clarence J. Buckman, of Bucks,
chairman of the Senate Appropriations
Committee, Introduced a bill officially to
appropriate these funds to the Stato
Highway Department. A year ago
Auditor General Powell and State Treas
urer Young refused to transfer the fund.
Senator Schantz also Introduced a bill
to repeal the hunters' license law.
Bepresentatlve James H. Maurer, of
Beading. Introduced a bill asking for an
appropriation of $3,000,000 for a mothers'
pension fund for the next two years. Tho
fund would be administered as the present
Every employe In Pennsylvania will
get one day of rest out of every seven,
If a bill Introduced by Representative
Maurer last night, requiring employers
to grapt the day of rest. Is passed. Only
Janitors, watchmen, firemen, caretakers
for live animals and persons doing llgftt
work (n bakeries are excepted.
Dealers In tobacco coupons and trad
ing stamps would be licensed under a
bllt Introduced by Bepresentatlve W. D.
Walton, of Lawrence. A fine of $5000 Is
provided as a penalty.
Two Years for "Coke" Fiend
William P. Marvel, known to the police
as the "Cocaine King." who has spent
14 years in prison, was sentenced today
to two years In the Eastern Penitentiary,
llfirvel was convicted on the chaige of
tliopllftlns and Bejljng cocaine.
Kuehnla gives you the kind of
painting you would give yourself if
you knew ,how. Satisfaction la cer
tain if you leave ft to
Painting and Decorating.
Oct Oitr Sttimatt riru
Both Phones. 2$ S. 18th St,
Plan Resembling Michigan's
and New Jersey's Offered
by Gans, of Philadelphia.
Deficiency Bill Passed.
mom a STirr connisroNniNT.
HAnitlSBUBG, Feb. 2. Bepresentatlve
Slgmund J. Gans, of Philadelphia, today
Introduced In the House a bill which
would give Pennsylvania a workmen's
compensation nnd employers' liability law,
based on the Michigan plan, with com
pensation based on the schedulo that Is
now In force In New Jersey.
The bill provides for the creation of nn
Industrial Accidents Board to supervise
tho administration of the act Every em
ployer Is presumed to have accepted the
act. If It Is rejected by any employer,
the employe can retnln tho common law
defense on contributory negligence.
The rate of compensation Is fixed at
50 per cent., the same as In New Jersey.
For ordinary disabilities, the limit Is 300
weeks or nearly 6 years. Tho limit for
permanent disabilities Is 500 weeks, with
tho minimum cost $4000. For death, $10 a
week Is to be paid to the heirs for a
period of 300 weeks. The employer Is re
quired to furnish medical and surgical
State Insurance Is an Important feature
of tho measure. Under tho provisions of
this feature of the bill the State guar
antees to, protect the workmen from the
Insolvency of their employers.
Tho Gans bill does not have the support
of Governor Brumbaugh, nnd will proa
ably dlo a natural death In committee.
Tho Administration bill Is still In the
process of drafting, nnd will not be Intro
duced for probably two weeks It will
not be In definite shapo until nfter At
torney General Brown confers with John
Mitchell and other labor leaders and
members of the New York nnd Ohio In
dustrial Accidents Commission next Mon
day. Tho deficiency bill was passed by the
House this morning by a vote of 173 to 2,
and sent to the Senate for concurrence.
It Is the first bill to pass the lower branch
of the Legislature nt the present session.
It will be rushed through tho Senate to
make way for the consideration of ap
propriations. AUTO HITS CAHH.IAGE
Horse Killed, Vehicle Damaged, But
No Person Hurt in Collision.
The horso was killed, the carriage bad
ly damaged and Its occupants thrown out
when an automobile driven" by L. P.
Tresh, 2 years old, of 312 West Chelten
avenue, Germantown, Btruck the vehicle
In front of the Crusaders' Homo, C655 Ger
mantown avenue, shortly after midnight
this morning. According to Tresh ho
was trying to get out of the way bf a
trolley car and did not notice the carrlago
coming up from the other side of the
car. In the carriage, which Is owned by
Frank M. Ward, of 28 Nippon street, were
II. E. Baltzell, of Creshelm Arms, 51
Allen's lane; A. Boumonvllle, of the same
address, and two ladles whose names
were not divulged, None of the occu
pants of the carriage was Injured.
Tresh was held under $400 ball for court
by Magistrate Pennock In the Oerman
town police station.
President Selects Minister to Slam
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2. President Wil
son today selected William H. Horne
brook, of Albany, Ore., as Minister to
Reduction Sale
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Beautiful Articles .
of Imported Merchandise
from our own stock
Enameled Articles
Hand Bags
Ink Stands
Jewel Boxes
Photograph Frame?
Impressive Ceremonies Held
at Episcopal Church; Edi
fice Beautified by Erection
of Costly Additions.
Impressive ceremonies marked the
blessing of tho handsome new Lady
Chnpcl of St. Clement's Episcopal
Church, 20th and Cherry streets. ,nt 8
o'clock this morning. Many church dig
nitaries and a large number of laymen at
tended the service, which was conducted
by Bishop Philip M. Bhlnclnnder, of tho
dloccso of Pennoylvanla.
The Bev. Dr. Charles S. Hutchinson,
rector, nnd tho Hcvs. C. C. Quin and 8.
A. Cnlnc, assistants, wore In the sanc
tuary with Bishop Bhlnclnnder. A mass
followed the blessing of the new chapel.
Tho Lady Chapel and Improvements to
tho choir loft nt St. Clement's have made
tho church one of tho most beautiful In
the city. They have beon erected under
tho will of the lato Elizabeth Coleman
Boudlnot as a memorial to her husband,
tho lato Ellas Louis Boudlnot. Tho Im
provements were designed by Horace
Wells Sellers, architect, and they nre In
full harmony with the new apse, altar
nnd reredos erected several yeais ago.
Philadelphlan's Bill Provides for
Appropriation of $188,150.
rnosi a STArr coimrsroNDENT.l
HAItRISBURG, Feb. -Representative
Samuel A. Whitaker, of Philadel
phia, Introduced a bill In tho House to
day for an appropriation of $188,130 to
the Commissioners of Valley Forge Tark.
$103,000 of which Is for the purchase of nd.
dltlonal land for tho extension of the
park. The long-discussed appropriation
of $1000 for tho dedication of the memorial
arch erected by tho United States Is in
eluded In tho bill.
Tho sum of $10,000 Is asked for the main
tenance of the park for tho next two
veurs, $2500 for replacing trees killed by
tho chestnut blight. $4500 for tho erection
of two shelter houses away from the
railroad, and $1000 for the restoration of
tho forts nnd redoubts as nearly as pos
sible to their original condition.
Pensions for War Victims
HARRISBURG, Feb. 2.The Pennsyl-
X?ni.a-r,yolUntea.wh0 8orved rlng the
Civil War would be pensioned $8 n month
by the State, under the provisions of a
bill Introduced by Representative Theo
dore Campbell, of Philadelphia. The
measure provides for the appointment of
a Civil War veteran as state Pension
Beautiful Period Furniture
at Wholesale Prices
These are not pieces made up for February Sales,
but are the regular output from several of the largest
furniture manufacturers in the country. Selling to you
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Our Guarantee ,
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existence has covered a longer period than any furniture
selling establishment doing business today.
Jacobean, Louis XVI, Hepplcwhlte, Sheraton,
William and Mary, etc
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Don't Buy Unless the Price la Right.
Illustration is one of our Adam Buffets. Complete
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suites in mahogany from $85.00 to $2375 for an Imported
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Refuses Comment on Alleged Attack
Upon Church Official.
The Rev. Dr, 3. Beverldgo Lee, pastor
of St Foul's Presbyterian Church, 60th
street and Baltimore avenue, today re
fused to comment upon the request of
George Wenlworth Carr, attorney for
Charles V Wllklns, former treasurer of
tho church, that he retract charges he Is
said to have made against the former
oillclnl In his sermon last Sunday,
Doctor Leo left his Apartment In the
Stonelelgh last night nnd remained away
today. He left word that he would not
discuss the subject until ho has had n
conference with his lawyers, the firm of
Porter, Foulkrod and McCullngh.
A member of the firm representing Doc
tor Leo said ho had refuted to permit
his client to Bpeak until nfter tho con
ference. Mr, Carr reiterated today hli
announcement that Unless Doctor Lee's
statement of Inst Sunday Is retracted In
next Sundny's sermon, he will proceed
to chnrgo him with slander.
Doctor Leo has been asked to resign
by the elders of tho church. In his ser
mon he declared It was his attacks upon
Mr. Wllklns thnt had caused the elders
to take this action.
"Most Beneficent in World's
History," Says Cleveland
Banker "Failed Utter
ly," Opinion of Lawyer.
NBW YORK, Feb. :. "The most benef
icent gift In the history of tho world"
was tho description applied to tho Rock
efeller Foundation todny by Frederick H.
Goff, president of tho Cleveland (O.) Trust
Company, who testified before the Fed
eral Commission on Industrial Relations.
After vainly trying to obtain construc
tive criticism from J. P. Morgan on the'
present-day condition of the working
man, tho commission today wont back to
Its Investigation of .philanthropic aggrega
tions Mr. Golf was asked about tho Cleveland
Foundation, which he described as an In
stitution "for tomorrow rather than for
todny." Its founders were looking for
ward to help future generations, ho said.
Edward P. Costlgan, counsel for the
United Mine Workers of America and
Progressive candidate for Govornor of
Colorado at tho last election, delivered a
blttor attack against the Rockefeller
Foundation. Rome of the points In Mr.
Costlgan'B testimony were:
"Tho Rockefeller Foundation has failed
utterly In tho work Its founder and pro
moter said It would do.
"Practically within a year of Its Incep
tion, the foundation has been heedless
nnd powerless In a great crisis."
"Tho conclusion must bo that Rocke
feller, the business man, has cold
heartedly nnd without hesitation brushed
asldo Rockefeller, the philanthropist.
"Mr. Rockefeller does not recognize the
supremnncy of social rights or tho Im
partiality of great government Investiga
tions. He claims to be the driver all the
"It Is pertinent to jemember that eVen
feudalism and slavery boasted of occa
sional generosity."
Determination of Tltness left to
Masters of Ships,
Power to determine the physlcnl fitness
of Delaware River pilots was delegated
to tho master!, of vessels by a rule adopt
ed this afternoon at the monthly meet
ing of the Commissioners of Navigation.
Heretofore a pilot suspected of being un
der the Influence of liquor has been out
Bldo the jurisdiction of tho ship's captain
once ho hns taken the wheel for the trip.
In the future the captain will be In con
trol. Dr. William J. Crowley to Wed
A marriage license was Issued today to
Dr. William James Crowley, 31 yenrs old,
a dentist of 202 South 37th street, to
marry Fleda Robertson Brockwny, )
yeurs old, a music teacher, who lives nt
2031 Locust street. They will bo mar
ried on February 16.
Han Dies After Operation
James Fulton, 32 years old, a laborer
of 62O0 Woodland avenue, died this after
noon In tho University Hospital follow
ing nn operntlon for peritonitis.
Scranton Postmaster Chosen
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2. President Wil
son this afternoon choso John G. Durkln
for tho Scranton, Pa., postmastershlp.
Contest for Free Trips to Ex
positions Has Enlisted the
Interest of City and Sub
urbs. Four more months remain of the period
to which the contest of the EvtCnIno
Lcoosn and Punuo LBoasn Is limited,
nnd thereforo no one can say yet who
Mill be nmong the CO men nnd women
leaders In subscription gathering who will
enjoy free trips to the twin expositions at
San Francisco and the Panama-California
at Ban Diego.
12 very contestant entered In the big race
Is hard at work getting subscriptions, and
the Contest Editor Is being kept busy,
with his corps of assistants, recording the
points to their credit. From the way tha
subscriptions are commg In It Is evident
tho contest will be hard fought until the
end, nnd It mny not be until the last
week In Slay that It will be possible to
pick out the winners.
Virtually evory section of Philadelphia
and all the suburbs now are represented
by -contestants. Participants living in th
outlying dlstrlots, who must get paid-in-advance
subscriptions, because they ara
outside tho city, are finding this more of
an ndvantage than anything else, because
pald-tn-advance subscriptions mean addi
tional credits.
Many of tho city contestants, realis
ing this, aro doing their best to get
subscriptions paid In advance. As has
been explained before, subscriptions run
ning for a longer period than six months
must bo paid In advnnce. It la not
much harder to gat a subscription for a J
year than for six months and contes-
tants 'therefore nre now working hard T
for longer subscriptions. r
Entry In this great contest may be
made by sending your name to the Con
test Editor, second floor of the Public
Ledoeh Building. Full Information as
to the details of the contest will be
supplied to all who apply. Now Is the
time to join tho contest. Get Into It and
got a froe trip to the twin expositions
of California.
Only Thin Partition Separates -Bob
bers Prom. Engineer.
Cracksmen, working with only a thin
partition separating them from a night '
engineer, pried the door from a Bafe In i
the Keystone Laundiy, 2124 Wallace
street, just before daylight this morning
and escaped with $100.90 In cash.
Frank Williams, tho engineer, knew f
nothing of tho robbery until he saw a '
man climbing over a fence opposite a
window opening Into the laundry office.
He followed as fast as he could, but the
man escaped.
Until he returned and saw a broken
window In the office, Williams thought the
mnn a tramp who had come to sleep In "
the laundry. But Inside the olUce furnl- t
turo was upset and tho safe lay on Its r
side the door hanging open. The cash '
box was missing and Important papers
had been taken from tho safe and scat
tered On the floor. Williams notified the n
police. h
Tho cracksmen had pried open the door
of the safe. A heavy crowbar used for
this purpose lay beside it. Horace G.
Craven, proprietor of the laundry, was"
called to the offl.e when tho robbery was
Irvin Cobb on the "War
This afternoon and tonight Irvin Cobb
will entertain the Academy of Music and
Its contents with his experiences as a war
correspondent. Mr. Cobb will not bo con
tent with standing his audience up und
lecturing to !t. After ho has discoursed
and tho movies have flickered through a
number of the scenes that he witnessed,
Mr. Cobb will answer nny questions not of
nni unneutrnllty character that may be
put to him.
Youe Ideas
' Fit
meet with nothing: but disap
pointment in the stacks of
stuff that, by dictionary-permission
only, go under the
name of clothing, then
(and pardon the phrase)
That We
Told You So!
High-class workmen and
workmanship cost money, and
deserve it! GOOD Clothes,
can't be produced without
If ere' 8 Our First
Big Clearance
of this Season's
Winter Suits!
When you buy one of them,,
you secure the dIstiacUa
back of the Perry Label!