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GOVERNOR WILL HOLD
ffWlll Ask to Havo Provisions of
Deficiency Bill .Explained
Before Signing It.
HAtmiBBUlta, Feb. 18. A conferenco
'kstween Governor DrumbnURh and tho
r?lnt Committee on Legislation Is scred
JeA tot tonight It will bo hold In
ih Executive Mansion. The Governor
will thresh out with the legislative lead
" ' !.,. t.nhincv bill, which tins been In
ills hands for Bovernl doyai the Admin-
S utrnllon s ioiir cnua laoor uius, two or
' 2iS-L rn now in the Lcalslature. and
m h (lovernor's workmen' compensation
.Thk deficiency bill will bo considered
U durlnff most of the time and the confer-
' (fltt IS OXpecwu w .am .o.u., ..uu.a.
This measure, which carries nn appropria
ble nf IC3S.0OO. was passed last week and
W sent to the Governor for his signature. It
flight to explain several of the provisions
tcfore 1110 uovernur oiRiia iu
. Th aovernor will probably discuss
with the leaders tho appointment of a
luccesaor to the lato John V. Ktnsey.
Judge of the Philadelphia Court of Com
mon Tlens. The aovernor, It Is general
, U believed, desires to appoint a personal
(friend, William H. ShocmnKer, president
Lot the Board of Viewers of Philadelphia.
IeUoenic marriage bill
INTRODUCED IN HOUSE
Representative From Butler Proposes
Moosuro Providing lor New Wcd-
fi 11 r?n,ln
trnoti K BTArr conmsnroNDEsi,
nAnittSBUnO, Feb. 16. Eugenic mar-
rlages and marriage by declaration of
Intention aro prblried for In a bill In
troduced In the Homo today by Rcpro-
tentatlve Joseph jr. Lelghner, of Ilutler.
The rnoasun provides a oomploto new
marriage codo and repeals 15 existing'
laws. It requires that all licenses must
set forth that neither pnrty Is Insane,
a drunkard, habitual criminal, epileptic or
of unsound mind. The man Is required
to bo "physlenllv able" to support a fam
ily. Before a license can be obtained,
the couple arc required to produce cer
tificates of freedom from disease.
The proposed code contains a provi
sion which permits couplos to solemnize
their own marriage In the presence of
two adult witnesses, without a religious
or Judicial official.
NEW COLD STORAGE DILL
Measure to Revise Present Law Is In
troduced in Senate.
troM a STArr connnro.NDBM,
HAItniSBURG, Feb. 1G. A complete re
Ylalon of the present cold storage law Is
tirnvided for In a measure whlph In nntv
K In the Senate, The bill was Introduced
, law nmnt ny aennior uucKman, of Bucks,
I at the request of tho Uniform Legislation
' Association, nnd Is snid to have tho back
' Ing of the leaders of both the HouBe and
. A uniform limit of 12 months for keep
ing fresh rrent and fresh meat products.
, fresh food, fish, game, poultry, eggs and
butter, in cold storage, Is established
Under the precisions of tho proposed act.
Tho mensuro prohibits the expoitatlon
of articles of food from Pennsylvania,
and then bringing them back Into the
Btate nnd ngnln pHtlng them In storage,
as Is done under the present law. which
Wk WBH pnilCtPd dtlrlni? tho InKt spimlnn nt
K the Legislature.
R Tho Buckmnn bill provides that all
articles nr rood nlmu be placed In stornge
for not more than nn nccrecato of 12
months. Including tho time they nre kept
In cold storage In this nnd all other
The limit was raised to 12 months at the
Instance of the cold storage men, who
urged this chance before the. hcnrlnuq
F, held br the Cold Stor.aira CnmmlxRlnn ,lnr-
wx Ing the last jcar. Under tho present
. , uiu iiiiiil itiiiK-ti truiu six. iu nine
months and does not All a season.
BILL TO TIE MAYOR'S HANDS
f Organization Plans to Keep Public
Printing in Contracts in City,
rnosi a STArr correspondent.
HAniUSBUItG. Feb. IS A hill fnm.H
iby Philadelphia Republican Organization
leaders and Intended to prevent a repeti
tion or their tight against Mayor Blanken
lmrg over tho awarding of city printing
Contracts to OUtstda flrnu watt IntrnHnpaH
J today by Representative Wobcnsmlth, of
The measure In thn rnnlt nt Mnvnp
Blankenburg having let tho contract for
too printing of his message last year, at
4vmg or ww. to nn out-of-town Arm.
councils tied up payment for this work,
and severely criticised the Mayor for giving-the
Job to any ono except the printers
who had been doing nil of tho city print
ing under Organization Mayors.
Ana vvooensmlth bill stipulates that all
puollg printing, whether State, county or
municipal, must be dono by printers with
in, the. State, and thnt even the type must
DO Set hv VMBtftAnf- a. T3nB.l.,n.ln
& " .WIM.H,H Ufc , VUiJt1lilM
iiimn tne boundaries of the State.
ART JURY AS DEPARTMENT
"House Bill Provides That Is Shall
Havo Executive Functions.
tfou a STArr correspondent,
IIAnniSmrnO. Vh 1RVh Thlln,IM.
PWa Art Jury wll become a regularly au
!""d department of the city goverri-
; tnent Of Phtlnrfelnliln IP n m.Aem.A Iniwi.
v'icJd.by Representative Thomas P. Mc
jtjjlchol, of Philadelphia, becomes a law.
iMPrt!?.ntaHvo McNIchol, who Introduced
".Sii L" today has provided that there
nan be no change In the appointment
:,, U.lnb.'r r members of the Art Jury.
i S-i i" " ,na11 become an executive
' E?J1mnt the city government.
thi . "ayor ,s -'ncIo o. member of
: TO Aft Jury, and h nnnnlntu .!,. nth..
R members. These, toitether. with thn heart
Vm Hy bureau- havlnir charge of work
Wn comes Under the Art Jury's dlrec-
IS v U emprise the Jury. The bureau
W&Y?ny M lon the Art Jury la en-
nr. 'i. n8"?ennB the piece of work
ISll ." hls DUreau has Jurisdiction.
&?" members of h Art I..-., .... ni,.
K ..fm?omiat,on' No change la made
ly the McNInhnl hill -.1. .V.I 1 i
Sjii, , "t..,, ,, white, man imimgiiig
r "e Jury Into an executive department,
HEARING ON LOCAL OPTION
public Will Be Given Chance to Dis-
cusa Brumbaugh Bill in Open,
TrftOU A ITlw ra.n,tinUrl
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tl T,--.,w, .' CM. .-- IJUU.IU 5f
IL .""' bB beld on the Brumbaugh, local
iT . '" Mijirt Jt la reported out of
gwramittee Announcement to this effect
FM made today by Representative
I"?" W Williams, of Tioga, chairman
5 the House Committee on Law and
r, which now ban charge of the
easure, and which has set March t
I IflA Hflt& .. 1.1.1. I. ...ll t-
''. -t -" v" "Jiiviu i win mb ton-"
fmxwX. in committee.
Bill in InrrnflA Pnv nt .'v
t?AniqSBURQ- Feb " -The salaries of
gtwuye iij tne ojflce of thq ReitUter of
" In PJllladelDhla will ba raised u ae.
fte of io.4), jf B bm introducea last
""' "y Keprcaentatlve ,aan Is pasted
' hi me 4-iepuiy AWfuier is in
Med from iiSCO ia U&&. whiU, tha
-5T tterit i& raised frwa WW to um.
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, ' -"".,fc (MVI VH in A 11 lytwil M4P4
mm U2M t jijije. TJw bjju tMm- In U
Hill In Houbo Provides for Election to
(mow a imrr eotiittsrosMKT
iiAmusnutta, reb. ie.-A bin intro-
dueed by Ucprosentfttlve Alexander D.
I.aucr, of Philadelphia, today bowls out
the sjalem of electing n board of directors
U. . ? l?tma tplio nt varying periods.
V hi? b)' rePenInK tho net 6f Juho
The present act provides that whenever
the stockholders df any corporation Rhnll
decide to elect a portion of their director
for n term or terms lottaer tlmn ono )ear,
It shall be lawful nt the next ensuing elec
tion to chooip tho directors or managers
for tirms 6f two. thrco or four years, re
spective!, and at all ensuing elections the
stockholders shall elect only the number
of directors hecessary to take tho places
or those whose term shall then expire,
nnd such directors shall bo elected for
the longest term for which any class hava
Tho repealer will have the effect of com
polling nil directors to bo elected for uni
DILL FOR RIGID SUPERVISION
OF INSTITUTIONS OFFERED
Mensuro Provides for Careful Inspec
tion of liospitnls nnd Other Places,
rnou a STArr connEsroNctNT.)
HAnniSBUna, Pn., Feb. 18.-Tho
County Commissioners of Philadelphia,
as well as of ocry other county In Penn
sylvania, nro required to visit all schools,
except public schools, nnd all colleges,
seminaries, hospitals, homes, convents,
nstlums and similar Institutions, nt loast
once In ocry six months, for tho pur
pose of Inspection, under tho provisions of
a bill Introduced In tho House today by
Representative Onks, of Cambria.
Tho commissioners aro required to In
vestigate the condition, health nnd treat
ment of the occupants of tho Instlut
tlonB, receive complaints from the In
mates, and make complcto reportsMo the
Court of Quarter Sessions. Tho bill alto
gives the grand Jury the right to mako
similar visits to tlicso Institutions nnd
report any violations of tho law to tho
LEGISLATURE ASKS REPEAL
OF PRESENT TARIFF LAW
Replacement by a Protectlvo Measure
Demanded First Gun for 101C Fired
rnosi a STArr conncsroNDENT.
HARKISBUItO, Feb. 16.-Tho Legisla
ture today requested Congress to repeal
tho Underwood tariff law and replace It
with a hlgi protectlvo tariff law. Son
ator Varo, of Philadelphia, Introduced
tho re'olutlon In tho Senate last night. It
passed that body by n. Vote of 33 to 10,
and was concuried In by tho House today
by n vote of 154 to 37.
Only the Democrats nnd the Blngle
Washington party member of each
branch voted against tho measure, which
Is considered by many members to bo
tho start of a nation-wide movement to
help in t'lo Presidential contest of 1016.
HUSBAND WILL CONTEST
Case Before Judge Bregy Resumed.
Widow Alleges Forgery.
Testimony to show thnt the loto Thomas
Husband, Jr., tho magnesia manufac
turer, nnd his vvlfo lived happily was In
troduced today at a hearing In tho con
test over tho nllcgcd second will, which
was resumed before Judgo Bregy, ln
Court of Common Pleas No., X today.
It Is 'charged by tho widow that the
second will, dated April 8, 1S9S, and wit
nessed by Harold and C. D, D. Balbtrnlc,
wus a forgery. Mrs. Husband, by a for
mer will, was mado solo beneficiary of
tha estate, -valued at 1100,000. She was
also the executrix of tho estate.
It was alleged during tho hearing that
the Balblrnles, who had possession of
tho second will, did not produce It until
after the widow had refused to agree
to surrender one-third of the estate to
them. To show that Husband did not
intend to cut his wife off, as alleged by
tho Balblrnles, a number of acquaint
ances of tho couple were called to tell of
tlm relations between Husband and his
Ms. Emma Holden, who acted as Hus
band's secretary, when shown tho will In
dispute, was emphatic In declaring that
the document could not have been writ
ten by him.
SUSPECTED GUNMEN NABBED
Housekeeper's Wit Results in Arrest
of "Human Arsenals."
A housekeeper's quick wit and courage
resulted In the arrest of Henry and Abel
Meyer, of Now York, who are charged
with carrying concealed deadly weapons.
The two Meyers rented a room of Mrs.
E. Lamson, 3337 Powelton avenue, a few
days ago. Mrs. Lamson became sus
picious of the men's actions, and notified
the 39th street nnd Lancaster avenue
station. Special Oftlcer Roscboro upon
Investigation found the men's suitcase
filled with revolver cartridges and guns.
Iloseboro waited for' the pair to return
and started to question tho men. Ho "ac
cidentally" rubbed against Abel and felt
a revolver. As he took the gun from the
suopected man. Mrs. Lamson saw the butt
of a revojver protruding from Henry's
pocket. She pinned his arms until Roae
boro could take his revolver. Pawn
tickets calling for pledges In New York
and Easton were found on the pair.
- OPPOSE PILOTS' BILLS
Maritime Interests Contend Measures
Are Detrimental to Port.
Maritime Interests are preparing pro
tests against tho passage of two bills
recently Introduced In the Legislature and
which aro said to favor the river pilots
to the disparagement of the port.
Ono bill will compel every vessel en
gaged in the Atlantic-Pacific trades via
the Panama Canal to take a pilot. They
are now exempt under the coastwise
clause In tho navigation laws.
The other bill provides for an Increase
of JO per cent. In pilotage. It is aS
mltted that the earnings of the pilots
have been curtailed by the war, but
shipping men declare that the pilots here
aro paid the aarne rates as at Baltimore
and more than the rates paid, at New
HELD'ON PERJURY CHARGE
Barrel Dealer Resents Prlspner'a Ac
cusation of Theft,
A charge of perjury resulted In Ed
ward Morgan. lWt South 10th street, be
ing held In U00 bail for court by Magis
trate Toughlll, at Proad and BalnbrldffJ
Hugh O'Ponnell, H01 South 4th street,
who Is a dealer In barrels at Water
end Morris streets, said that Morgan tes
tified before Magistrate Carson on Feb
ruary JO that be. O'Donnetl. had taken a,
horse and wagon and stolen (20 worth
of barrels. Q'Donnell declared that Mor
gan and another man made a practice
of going over his route and securing
barrels under false pretense. It was on
such an occasion, he said, that he toolc
the barrels. His testimony was cor
roborated by William O'Brien, Utl Mor
Tabor Indorses Transit Plan
Director Taylor1 trawlt plain were in
dorsed by th Taber Improvement Aso
uUtlou. whioh held a. meeting lt night
In TWr lUll, &Q 0Jiy avenue- Speak
ers sold tb ubWB,y abauW be $endd.
xa Otav .vu, FUty-Mk-eu new mn-
r joined tfa UMeJsti the raeitnK J1
I-VKaiKG LlJ)UUlDR-PHlLAtI.LPHlA, TUESDAY, flEBBUAEY
FAT BOYS VALIANT FIGHT
REDUCES HIS WEIGHT 3 POUNDS
-(MP Nti r" ? mms u tub
" S fi s?--.r3lliJ jar v'j suRRjmrieont
. A t! l--- SvU 3MAPfH,SWftT.
.At SCDi--'l BWADJslMOfl
fills' ""l- -C Hg Jl AfSAfleiJIur.
jlT J 4"WeR-TM FOR D I STABYAnert
ifaP WVr T JoHNNf 5MITH I I TJiHTMAHee
VKvS'tr J ' O TOV i I I JOHMfM FEEL
JlC OCCAVONAUW SWATS
THE POUCHING -DAG
Johnny amith, 11 Years Old, Drops From 260 to 257
by Diet and Stern Repression
It's no consolation to be fat when you'ro
hungry, nnd If you don't believe this ask
Johnny Smith about It. At tho early ago
of eleven jears ho carries with him 2C0
pounds of avoirdupois or nt least did
carry that amount when he first went to
tho University Hospital. By cheating his
appetllo and working llko a Trojan In
tho "gym" ho now weighs only 257
To get thin ho will havo t6 llvo In
opposition to his conscience or, to be
plainer, eat tho things ho doesn't llko
and reject tho food he lovea. The Htrnln
caused by such a policy nlono Is enough
to reduce a person's weight. But not
Johnny'B. Another setback to tho pro
gram Is tho boy's good nature If ho loses
threo ounces In the morning, ho reads n
funny paper nnd laughs It on again In
The plijslclans know that If they can
mako him worry It will help somo. But ho
won't think about the high cost of living,
the Uuropean war or tho scarcity of work.
It's Impressed upon his mind that he's fat
and dny In nnd day out nil ho hears Is
tho danger of eating too much albumen,
butter fat, starch, sugar and various other
things with elongated names which re
mind ono of trouble.
To make matters worse, ho can only
have milk with the strength squeezed out
of nnd yolkless eggs which are noth
ing llko he got home In Scranton. Be
fore ho gets a piece of toast there Is a
FUND IS PLANNED
Bill Provides for Contributions
by All Who Would Desire to
Benefit, by State System.
tmosi a stajt consrsroNDEM.
HArmiSBURG, Feb. 16. A pension
fund for the public school teachers of
Pennsylvania Is provided for In n bill
which Senator Tompkins, of Cambria,
will Introduce this week. Teachers who
hnvo taught In the public schools of tha
United States for 30 years, at least 20 of
which must have been In Pennsylvania,
would benefit through tho fund.
The bill calls for the establishment of it
State Board of Retirement to administer,
the fund. Teachers who benefit through
tho retirement fund must be nt least CO
j enrs of ago. The board la empowered to
retire any teacher who has reached the
nee of 70.
The fund Is to be accumulated by as
sessing tho snlarles of all teachers In
Pennsylvania. All teachers In the pub
lic schools. Including those In the nor
mal schools, would be assessed 4 per cent,
of their salaries from July I, 1915, to
June 30. l'CO: 3 per cent, from July 1,
1920, to June 30, 1923; 2 per cent, from July
1, 1925, to June 30. l'J3U, anu i per cent,
from July 1. 1930, to Juno 30, 1933.
No teacher would be required, however,
to contribute more than 6 a school month
nor mere than 60 a jear during the first
flve-ear period, more than J45 during the
second five-year period, more than 130 a
year during the third period, or more,
than J15 a year during tho fourth period.
It Is made optional with teachers whether
they avail themselves of the benefits of
the fund or not. After they have noti
fied the Stato Board of their willingness
to contribute, the assessments will be
retained from their salary warrants.
Pensions will also be granted, under
the provisions of the bill, to teachers who
have become disabled while teaching, the
allowance being fixed at one-sixth of tho
regular monthly salary, with a minimum
of 30 ner cent, of the regular annual
salary and with a maximum of J700.
Teachers who leave the schools before
the time limit which would make them
eligible for pensions expiree will have
the total amount of their contributions
refunded without Interest.
The pensions to be paid will amount
to one-sixth or me average mommy
salary received by the teacher during
the last 100 months of service as a teacher
In the public schools, provided that no
retiring allowance shall be less per annum
than 80 per cent, of the legal minimum
annual salary of a teacher In the State
for the legal minimum school year, or
more than (800.
GRADE CROSSING PROTEST
Chestnut JliU Business Men Want
A delegation from the Chestnut Hill
Business Men's Association called on
Director Cooke, of the Department of
Publlo Works, today, urging that action
be taken toward elimination of grade
crossings on the line of the Reading Rail
way la Chestnut Hill and Germantown,
The crossings it Chelten Rvenue, Willow
Grove avenue and Mermaid laue were de
clared to be particularly dangerous.
Bill to Amend "Blue Laws" ,
HARRJSBURG. Feb. Is. - Senator
Schonts. of Lehigh, Introduced a bill to
day amending; the "blue laws" of VIU,
to permit the tale of household neces.
sltles on Sunday.
dOC or custom made
tyOD CLAY & MARTIN
with silk sleeve-lining. Regularly
540 here, 945 elsewhere.
Order In February. Fiti finUh and
deliver any time up to June 1st
Call and see the 1915 Serge
tamplea gladly given,
&utmi Entering Oi
conferenco In which everybody rings In
but tho Board of Directors. It Is no
wonder that tho boy dreams of roast
lurkoy, npplo pie, Ice cream and pork
nnd benni nt night.
.Tohnny walks nvo miles every day In
tho hospital corrldorB and covers tho dls
tniKC.In within 21 ) arils.
Tho only scenery that greets him on
tho vvnllc Is a nurso carrying roast
chicken or n couple of doctors going to
dinner. Whon no ono Is looking ho
sneaks around a corner and steals n
"whirr of tho passing feasts." Then ho
sighs and continues his long walk. No
matter how lio tries ho can't break rec
ords In tho gym. He punches tho bag,
"skins tho cat" and travels on tho fbtng
rings as well as n hungry boy call be
expected to do.
Tho phjslclans find tt hnrd to convlnco
him thnt they are keeping him hungry
for his own good.
Johnny accidentally heard today that
hln trouble was due to a pituitary mem
brane, Some one told him that 'this
was regarded na a ductless gland, pro
ducing a socretlon Influencing metabolism
In certnln of the tissues nnd organs. Tho
pituitary body Is present In all craniate
vertebrates and consists of two parts
or lobes. The anterior lobo arises from
a diverticulum Tho posterior lobo arises
us a downgrovvth of tho floor of the
And after Johnny heard this he lost
MAN REVIVES OLD
CHARGE IN ODD WAY
Believes Himself Wronged in
1875, Posts Accusation on
Window of Home.
Joseph T. Thompson, a Pennsylvania
Railroad engineer adopted unique methods
toduy to revive charges mado some time
ago that President Judgo Morris Dnllett,
or the Orphans' Court; President William
R. Nicholson, of the Land Title nnd
Trust Company, nnd officers of the Penn
sylvania Company had wrongly doprlved
him of tho estate of his father. Thomp
son pasted lengthy accusations In connec
tion with the case on his front windows
nt 3iM3 Woodland avenue, Inviting the
public to take note of the troubles he
bellees he has been subjected to.
Judge Dnllett, In the statement, which
is entitled "Publlo Notice" he accuses
of "malfeasanco of office," but tho Or
phans' Court Justice does not take the
charges seriously and said this afternoon
that a perusal of tho records of the case
would convince nny one that Thompson
wni laboring upder a misapprehension.
Land Tltlo and Pennsylvania Company
officials also scoffed at Thompson's alle
gations and declared he had previously
conducted a private campaign with cir
culars along the same lines as the state
ments hundreds of passersby stopped to
peruse on his windows today,
Thompson, who lives with his wife, be
lieves the estate of his father, who died
In JS75, was wrongly adjudicated to John
Martin Thompson, 3260 Ludlow street, a
relative, and Michael Rellly, now dead,
who formerly lived at 3702 Hamilton
street. Among other charges he accuses
all the officials referred to with con
spiracy. Forgery Is also charged, col
lusion and a number of other serious ac
cusations. For the last 20 years Thompson has been
In the employ of the railroad. His claims
are alleged to be without foundation.
$05 DISAPPEARS WHEN
WOMEN EMBRACE MAN
Bills Found in Mouth of One Prisoner
Two well-dressed women embraced Jo
seph Fulton, of 807 North Ringgold street,
at 13th and Callowhlll streets, and told
him he was all right Fulton was on his
way to work, lie pushed them aside and
they ran away laughing. Fulton then
felt for his wallet, which contained US,
and found that it had disappeared.
He chased the women and was Joined
by Policeman Vanwyck. The women were
caught In an alley near 12th and Callow
hill streets and taken to the 10th and
Buttonwood streets station. They gavo
their names as Hazel Jackson and Mamie
West, and said they lived at 651 North
Several bills were found In Mamie
West's mouth and some were found In
her hair. The prisoners were each held
In (SOO ball for court by Magistrate
P AT OA
Your, home painting; finishing and
decorating should be as restful and
artistic as your furniture. Hold a
Painting aad Decorating
91 Our XiUufctM Pfr,t
oth Pfeesia. U $, !Mt St
GOVERNOR IS URGED
TO VETO "T001HLESSW
HOUSING CODE BILL
Brumbaugh Asked to Nul
lify Measure Designed to
Weaken Housing Refbrm,
Should It Become Law.
Demand Public Hearing.
Director Norris Ready to Ex
pose Trickery by Which Or
ganization Workers Would
Knife Proposed Department
of Housinp; and Sanitation.
Advocates of housing reforms. In this
city will not permit the emasculated
version of the housing bill, reported fa
vorably by the Houso Committee on
Health and Sanitation, to be Jammed
through t'ne Sennto committee.
Director George W. Norris, of the De
partment of Wharves, Docks and Fer
lics, nnd president of tho Philadelphia
Housing Commission, said todny that the
Instnnt tho "toothless" bill reaches t)io
Senato he Is going to send a commttteo
of representative citizens to Harrlsburg
and demand of Governor Brumbaugh
that a publlo hearing bo held In order
thnt people may know Just what trick
cry was employed by tho politicians In
railroading tho measure through tho
House committee. This will be done bo
foro the bill reaches the Senate.
Governor Brumbaugh was urged today
by telegrams and letters to veto the
"toothless" housing code, which has tho
support of Republican Organization lead
ers, nnd which, by a unanimous vote, was
reported out by the House Committee on
Health nnd Sanitation, should tho bill
become a law. The bill provides for the
repeal of the present housing code passed
by tho last Legislature.
Housing experts who recently exposed
tho bad and unsanitary conditions in the
congested sections of Philadelphia, and
Bernard J. Nowman, secretary of tho
(Philadelphia Housing Commission, aro In
Harrlsburg today. They have In hand
staUstlcs and Information relating to
existing conditions In the downtown
wards which they Intend to place before
The bill favored by the Organization
tenders docs not provldo for the enforce
ment of the housln? lnwa. It calls for
the establishment of lour different bu
reaus, amoiiff which Ih n Bureau of
Sanitation. The head of the Bureau of
Sanitation, should the bill bo passed, will
have the power to nppolnt a stnff of
women and men Inspectors. Tho bill nlso
gives the head of the proposed bureau
tho power to framo his own rules relat
ing to the Inspection of Insanitary dwell
ings. Tho House Committee on Health nnd
Sanitation, which reported favorably tho
"toothless" housing codo Inaugurated by
Councils' Legislative Committee, Is com
posed of Representative Evans, of Phila
delphia, who Is chairman, and Theodore
Campbell, Gransbach, Roney, Hackett,
Lauer, Dunn, Drlnkhouse and McNlchol.
Letters protesting against the reporting
out of the mensure were sent to all these
The public 'nearlng before the legisla
tive Commttteo on Health and Sanitation
on the bill repealing the new Division
of Housing and Sanitation, which, It) It
had been enforced by Councils of this
city, would havo given relief to occu
pants of unsanitary houses, wns post
poned today In Harrlsburg. Tho post
ponement was made at tho request of
Director Zlegler, of the Department of
Health and Charities. It was reported
that either he or a representative of his
office may go to HarrUburg shortly to
olco their sentiments against the
SUBWAY UNDER NORTHEAST
Real Estate Men Prefer This to "L"
Road in Taylor Plan.
A subway under the Northeast boule
ard, Instead of the elevated line planned
by Transit Director A. Merrltt Taylor,
was recommended today at the monthly
meeting of the Real Estate Board nnd
the Philadelphia Operative Builders In
the St. James Hotel by David E. Dallam
and John McClatchey, real estate men,
Thomas Shallcross, who presided, de
fended the Taylor plan, and said the
trouble with the Northeast boulevard
was that tho city had not sufTlfisnt con
trol of the buildings to be erected on It
He urged a system of rigid municipal
control for buildings on the boulevard.
Albert Kelsey, an architect, referred to
the general architecture around City Hall
as "a mess," and said William Penn
would be shocked If he came back to
life and looked over the neghborhood.
Mr. Kelsey said there should be open
squares about City Hall from 13th to
15th street and from Arch to Chestnut
street but declared It was too lato to
provide fpr them now,
$1100 GIVEN FOR AID WORK
Two checks, aggregating 11100, were
received today by Mayor Blankenburg for
the work of the Citizens' Permanent Re
lief Committee In relieving distress among
tho unemployed. A check for J1000 wan
from George W. Elklns. Another check
for 1100 was the gift of Alexander Simp
son, Jr. Additional funds are leeded for
the work of the committee. Contributions
may be sent to piayor xjiannxnuure or iu
Drexel & Co . treasurers of the committee.
Kansas City Contract for Phila. Firm
t.... than an hour after the permit was
Issued work was started on a factory,
to cost more than 1100,000 In Kansas City
by the Philadelphia Quarts Company. This
announcement contained In a dispatch
from the Missouri town waa confirmed
today by officials of the company. The
main offices are at 1 flouth Sd street.
BartolozzI, Ward, etc
1320 WaW Sfrtt
Hospital Authorities Complain Sum
Sat by Councila' Committee Too Low.
The (1,330,000 appraisal of the ground
and buildings of the Pennsylvania Hos
pital for the Insane, 44th and Market
Streets, Is declared to be too low In the
opinion of the managers of the Institu
tion. The appraisal of tho 10O-acra tract,
which blocks the street openings between
44th and 49th streets and Market street
and Hnverford avenue1, taaa mado for the
Information of n. committee of Councila
nppolnted to Inquire Into the feasibility
of obtaining the hospital property.
tt Is reported that the managers of the
Institution d6 not consider that they are
legally required to releaAe the property
nt the figure) named. They contend that
the ground nlone la worth thnt amount.
It Is further argued that Councils should
provide a. tract of 10 or 15 acres at an
other site within the city limits for the
removal of the hospital, and that the cost
or the removal of the present buildings
to the new alte should be paid by Coun
ells In nddltlon to the payment of (1,350,
000 for the present tract.
HOUSE BELL TO PAY
FOR HIGHWAY WORK
Warrenite Claim Has Been
Held Up for Years by Audi
(rnou x Biirr coaizsroMitKT.J
HARR1BBURQ, Feb. 18.-A vigorous ef
fort Is being made In tho Legislature by
tho State Highway Department to force
the Auditor General to pay the bills for
tho uso of tho patented wnrrenlte on tho
State highways. Tho Auditor General has
held up these bills for two years.
A measure opening tho way to force
him to pay tho ibllle Is now on Its way
through the Legislature. It passed by
the House on third reading today, and
requires the Auditor General to pay for
tho advertising of amendments to tho
State Constitution according to bills
rendered during the last threo years.
Tho effect of this measure, If it be
comos a law, will bo to establish pre
cedent, so thnt any other bills which the
Auditor General has held up or might
hold up, would have to be paid -toy him
In full, regardless of how exorbitant they
After contracts for the construction of
Stato highways had been awarded the
Stato Highway Department mado addi
tional contracts by which tho department
agreed to pay an additional 6',i rents far
every square foot of road laid an a
royalty for the use of Warrenite, which
was called for In the specifications of all
tho original contracts. Payment for five
completed contracts has been held up by
tho Auditor General on the ground thnt
he has no nuthority to pay for any work
dono for tho Stato at a price larger than
the orlglnnl contract called for.
The McCnlg bill, which went to the Sen
nto today, would require the Auditor Gen
eral to pay all bills according to the bills
rendered, regardless of the contract price.
Half an hour after the McCalg bill passed
the House today, representatives of the
McDonald-McNeil Company, Pennsyl
nna. agents for Wnrren Brothers, who
have made 7,000.000, It Is said, through,
their warrcnlto preparations, used
throughout the country, called upon tho
Auditor General and again demanded pay
ment of the warrcnlto bills.
SENATE PASSES M'NICIIOL
BILL ON POLICE IN POLITICS
Now Goes to House and Will Bo on
First Reading Tomorrow.
rnou i. STArr coaEEjro.NDENT.
HARR1SBURG. Teb. IS. Senator James
P. McNIchol's bill to keep the firemen
nnd policemen out of politics was passed
by the Senate on third reading today by
a vote of 43 to 0.
The measure will now go to the House,
nnd will be on the callendar of the lower
branch for first reading tomorrow. The
bill Is made to apply only to Philadelphia
by an amendment which McNlchol offered
when the measure was on second reading
in the Senate last night.
The House Is expected to pass the
measure. Should tt become a law, the
police of Philadelphia would bo prohibited
from making canvasses of registration,
and from paying campaign assessments or
belonging to political clubs.
TWO STOWAWAYS ABOARD
One Admitted, the Other to Be De
ported. Two stowaways came Into port today
on the steamship Port Antonio, laden
with bananas from Port Antonio, and one
Is to be deported. The men are Herbert
Ellengtoh, an English sailor, who has
been admitted to the United States by
Immigration Inspector Busha, under the
seaman in distress law, and Norman
Burrell. a Jamaica Negro. The latter will
be sent back.
Captain Rasmussen did not discover his
freo passengers until his vessel had
reached the Delaware Capes. By that
time the men were nearly exhausted, as
they had had nothing to drink and only
bananas to eat The Port Antonio docked
at Pier 6, North Delaware Wharves.
F$S? choice here Is practically unlimited:
12.000 yard, of Andenon's senulns lmsortul
Scotch m.dra.. In Lteit 1013 p.tterni. aSu
your npclon In my
To Your Order
You will pay M 00 elaewhera.
fit. style, material, etc.
with a -wifo and little family
that I see once a week.
Since the inauguration of the
Western Union Day Letter and
Night Letter service my wife
and I have exchanged Night
her from being lonesome. lam
assured daily that everything
Is 0. K, at home.
THWSTERH UNION TELEGWPH CO.
BAL MASQUE MWM
"Empty Pistol" of "Cowboy ':
Results in Woundfngr tt
The proverbial pistol that "wasn't
loaded" Is responsible for the wounding of
-an iv. Helntre, 20 years old. im North
Dover Htreet, who waa accidentally' itoot
last night by a masker at the bal nisitjH
ml u. o x-iinnaoipnia. Turngemelnde, la th
headqunrttrs of the organization, Bread
fitreet and Columbia avenue. 43
Tt.l.,1.- ., . .... J'!
...,ij mm urossea bb a courtier ana
the man who ahot him took tha part ot
a. cowboy. HelnUe, according to his dwn
statement, wm kidding- the "cowboy.'
who playfully pulled on old-raahienM
army revolver. Dancers stopped breath
less when a ahot rang out nnd HelnUe
crumpled to tho floor. Bendlnr over him
waa the "cowboy." murmuring "I didn't"1
know It waa loaded. He disappeared
b8iore th8 P"11" could learn Ma name.
The Injured man was hurried to th8 "
German Hospital, where It was learrie"
the bullet had penetrated his thigh.
"GIT," THIEF ORDERS DOCTOR "
And Ho Did, But Burglars Leave'
Much Loot Behind. ' ,
AL.Tuo.NA, Pa,, Feb. ls.Dr. G. H.
Baker heard men walking about In Jo
seph Stein's clothing store at 'Wllllama.'',
burg, Blair County, at 3 o'clock this
morning, and walked to tho door. v-
"You git," commanded a burglar, pushh
Ing ti revolver Into his face. He "gol,'!'
Four robbers also fled, taking with them
Jewelry, but lenvlng bohlnd n. doren
suitcases filled with goods. J. a. Metx's"
hardwaro store was entered and 10 re t
volvera were stolon.
CONCERT FOR 'QUAKE VICTIMS
Tho parish of St. Donato's ChUroh,".
which has already contributed JIM forV
the relief of the Italian earthquake sufl
ferers, will give a concert this evening,
ftt 8 o'clock. In St, Donato Hall, WSth'3
and Callowhlll streets, for the same bene
PATIENT REVEALS IDENTITY
The old man undor treatment at St.
Luke's Hospital for exposure, who told
tho physicians that he was Eugene Wolf,'
of Zurich, today admitted he was lylnff.
He Bald hlo right name was Eugene1
Feller nnd thnt he lived at lOM North
Camden Slay Build Colliers i
Contracts for the construction of three
colllersfor tho Coastwise Transportation
Company, of Boston, are expected by the"
New York Shipbuilding Company. Theser
vessels will bo small carriers of 6000 tons
capacity for the coastwise trade. They,
will cost about $730,000. Officials of the
company said they were not sure of ob!
tatnlng the contracts, but were ready to
take caro of the work should they be.
awarded. The work will enable the shlpi
yard to maintain Its normal capacity and.
will assure Its employes work for at least
another year. i
$11, $14, $17
We sold these same Suifcf
all season at $15, $18, 20,
$25, $30! j
We know several men who
buy two or three suits at
these prices, and have the
name of being the best-dressed
men in their business clr
cles and social sets! '
Come early and get best
pick! Among 2000 Perry
Suits youTre sure to find
big bargain! r
Perry & Co., "n.b.t."
16th & Chestnut Sts.
Letters regularly. My wif
aays these daily notes keep