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M RAINS KEEPS
TAB ON CITY'S GREAT
FOR A CONSIDERATION
Schedule of Rates for
.Write-ups Ranges From
, $100 Down to a Modest
C'V," According to
. Client's Purse.
His Publicity Methods Spnro
- "3ig" Men Annoyance and
Sometimes Expand Their
. Importance as Pillars' of the
Introducing J. Lewis llnlns, of the Ad
vance Press Service Association.
Possibly Mr. Itnlns doon't require in
trcduKlon Into the homes of prominent
f&mlllcs. lie confessed modestly today
that Ills name wns known to many Phil
ndelphlans who represent wealth and so
Atr. Ilalns' specialty Is to make "blc
men" mor famous than they actuatly
iVe, ire frankly admitted that Was his
business. As for prices, Mr. Ttalns said
he would take anything from a $100 bill
down to 15.
In canvassing prospective clients Mr.
Ttalns dldcueses his ability, power and
Journalistic Influence to keep merchant
prlncws. statesmen and brokers In the
limelight. He insists thai lie Is not a
followed of Colonel D. Alton Mann, of
New York, who years ago Inaugurated
".Fads and rancles."
pesldes being Instrumental In obtaining
favorable publicity, Mr, Rains, accord
ing to a client who recently paid him 110,
promises to keep disagreeable Rosslp out
of the newspapers. Soma of the stories
referred to by Mr. Rains which he thinks
he can keep from being set' into type are
automobile collisions of the "Joy ride"
The headquarter of tll Advanco Press
Service Association Is on the third floor
of the Plasa Building, 150. 7-9 Atch
street. They contain two chair a square
table, a roll top desk, a telephone, boxes
of writing paper and four volumes con
taining a history of Philadelphia.
RAINS' PUBLICITY METHODS
Invitations td purchase publicity have
been extended by Mr. Rains recently to
directors of trust companies! and rail
roads. From Samuel Rea, president of
the Pennsylvania Railroad, down, every
director has been circularized. J. A.
.McCarthy. A ship broker, with offices In
the Lafayette1 Building, at 6th and Chest
nut streets, was recently canvassed by
Mr. Rains, who called on him after a
letter had been received by Mr. Mc
Carthy. According to Mr. McCarthy, Mr. Rains
Informed him that he represented an
organization which had the support of
very reputable newspaper publlahor and
importer in Philadelphia.
"1 have been referred to see you by
certain people In Washington," said Mr.
VARIATION IN RATES.
In a few words Mr. Rains told Mr.
McCarthy that he was In a position to
publish favorable stories about him in
the newspapers. He also said he would
have Mr. McCarthy's ' photograph taken
and keep It on file in his ofllce until some
newspaper or magazine sent for It to
."Suppose you were Injured In an auto
mobile accident. Mr. McCarthy," Mr.
Haines said, "you naturally wouldn't
want the story published In the news
pape.ni. Of course not. I can keep un
favorable stories out of the newspapers."
Mr. Rains, according to Mr. McCarthy,
told him that only recently the Pennsyl
vania Railroad had paid him '1000 for
favorable publicity. Later he gave the
name of Charles C. Harrison, Jr., & Co.,
the bankers, with ofllces in the Lafayette
Building, who he said paid him J250.
"I was so busy when Mr. Rains called,"
aid Mr. McCarthy today, "that I gave
hbn J10, which he took and left. He loft
behind a receipt. As yet no photographer
has called to take my picture. I gave
him the money because ho Impressed me
that the money was for some good pur
pose. I Intend to ask for the return of
The Pennsylvania Railroad Issued a do
nlal that J10CO had ever been paid to Mr.
Rains. The same denial was made by
the Harrison firm. A
- RAINS NEEDS NO WRITE-UP.
Rains, who Is a brother of Sol Rains, a
clerk In the Prothonotary'a office, was
found today In his office. He Is a middle-aged
'What's the Idea of writing me up?"
asked Rains. ...
"If I am due for a knock, please be
easy, because on Thursday I always go
out hunting for new "clients.
"Every city In the country has pub
licity agents. I am a great help to the
newspapers aa well as to certain busy
eentlemen In this city. No busy man who
works his brain all day wishes to bo an
noyed by newspaper reporters at night
' far sketch at his life career. I go to
the prominent business man or states
man and make a proposition to write
him. Usually the price la 60. Some times
the price Is lower. And then often the
price Is 1100. I have taken many cases
for a. 5 bill. This Is how my plan works:
"I visit the busy prominent, man. I
tell him that I will write him up on a
circular bearing his picture. I never
promise to keep certain news relating to
htm put of print. I merely agree to have
circulars bearing his life history made
up, I keep these circulars on my desk
until a newspaper requests for one.
"Mr McCarthy's picture will be taken
In a few days. My work Isn't easy. My
only reporter left me suddenly today."
Rain denied that he ever had stated
that ha received money from the Penn
sylvania Railroad or from the Arm of
Chart C. Harrison. Jr.. & Co.
J, D. EBY'S FUNERAL
3. Daniel Eby. M years old, ope of ths
oldent members of the Philadelphia bar,
wo 4id Tuesday, will be burled Satur
day from his home. 15J3 West Norrls
trt Ha waa born In Wooster, O., and
tniHie W home In this city years ago,
He wa graduated from the Law School
nt ths University of Pennsylvania, a trua
nt of Grace Baptist Temple and a mem
fcr at the Ohio Society.
BA11CLAY C, BINGIUM DEAD
Barclay C Bingham, whose activities
la lin:h work identified him with the
latins religious circles pf New Jersey.
in4 today at Wa home, $35 North th
MiMf, Cttuwea Jie naej Been hi emce
Kr. Wlngnam organised the uunaay
i at ice eiaia ptrect axetAooisc
bI Churuh and waa Ita president
br yearn. He laavM a widow. The fu-
ami wilt be held Saturday afternoon
:;-ifi Ata restaanae.
i tmaue' VUUye Arrest petto
A U Bwmt., Ma North Jilt street.
tau lurMtfMi today by C4roatra -
tf. i"iak Paut. toliewtng tfc death
- Vta- kw Hysaao, a ream W. of 6e
,..u(i' iii is sttiMi It 1 alleged by the
fwBr atsa sua. IIMMI operation
-. iBt.if.j-ri.ea uja III WSQA. DOter
trick in ordinance
Continued from Tage One
upon, the Taylor and the Costello plans.
Only three members of Councils, In
cluding Mr. Costello himself, were will
ing lo give their approval to the Costello
The tftok ordinance Is as folldws.
Signifying the desire of the corporate
authorities of the city of Philadelphia
to increase the Indebtedness of the said
city In the sum of slit million 6,000,000)
dollars, based on the assessed valuation'
ot tatable personal properly In said
city, toward tho construction of a sub
way railroad In Broad street, from
League Island to Olnoy avenue, with
the necessary branch lines northeast
and northwest from Broad street, and
tho construction of an elevated rail
way, from Front and Arch streets lo
Rhtiwn street! and to nuthorlzo and
provldo for submitting to tho vote of the
electors the question of Increasing the
said Indebtedness in the sum ot six
million (6,000,000) dollars, fixing a day
for holding an election for the purpose
of obtaining the assent of the electors
to ald Increase, and authorizing tho
Mayor to glvo notice of such election,
andto make an appropriation to pay
tho expenses for holding said election.
Section 1. The Select and Common
Councils of the city of Philadelphia
do ordain: That It la the desire of tho
corporate authorities of the city of
Philadelphia, which desire Is hereby
signified, that the Indebtedness of the
said city ahall be Increased In the sum
of six million (tf,C0O,000) dollars, based
on the assessed valuation of taxable
personal property In said city, toward
tho construction of a subway railway
In Broad street from League Island to
Olncy avenue, with tho necessary
branch lines northeast and northwest
from Broad street, and the construc
tion of an elevated railway from
Front and Arch streeta to Rhnwn
street, via Front street, Kensington
avenue and Frankford avenuo to
Section 2. That for the purpose of ob
talnlng the aasent of the electors to
the said Increaso of indebtedness In
the sum of six million (6,000,000) dol
lnrs for the purposes designated In
section 1 an election shall bo held on
Thursday, the Bth day of April, 1915,
between tho hours of 7 a. m. and 7 p.
m., at the usual places for holding
elections; that notice ot said elec
tion ahall be given by trio Mayor of
the municipality by weekly advertlse
mentB In not exceeding three news
papers of tho city during nt least 30
days prior to tho said election, which
notice shall contain a statement
of the amount of tho last assessed
valuation of tho taxable property of
said city, tho amounjt of the existing
debt, tho amount and percentage of the
proposed Increase, and tho purposes
for which the Indebtedness Is to bo
increased, and the City Commissioners
are hereby authorized and directed
to prepare and distribute the neces
sary ballots, ballot boxes and other
articles, and to take ouch other ac
tion as may bo required for the hold
ing of sucfn election, as provided for
In the laws of the State or Pennsyl
vania governing the increase of In
debtedness ot the municipalities nnd
tho holding of elections thereof.
Section 3. That the sum of one hun
dred thousand (S100 000) dollars be. and
tho same is hereby appropriated to
Item 34 In tho nnnual appropriations
to the City Commissioners, for tho
year 1015, to pay the expenses of hold
ing tho election authorized In Sec
The Subcommittee on Finance went Into
executlva session at noon today and de
cided that Instead of Introducing two
separate ordinances, one providing for the
J1.WO.000 loan and the other setting April
S3 as the date for the election. It would
merge the two Into one ordinance. The
ordinance further provided for an oppro
priatlbn of JIOO.OOO to cover the expenses
of the special election. Tho change was
only a formal matter and will make no
difference in the consideration or tho
subsequent passage ot the ordinance.
Immediately upon tjie adjournment of
the subcommittee, John P. Connelly,
chairman or the Flnanco Committee,
called that committco to order and a
motion to report the ordinance favorably
was passed without discussion. Mr. Con
nelly then Issued tho following statement
reviewing the history ot tho transit legis
lation. Tho statement Is as follows:
"To the President and Members of Select
and Common Councils of the City of
"The Committee on Finance, to which
was referred ordinances authorizing tho
creation of a loan or 30,000,000 ror tho con
struction of subway and elevates rail--ways,
begs leave to report that very care
ful consideration has been given the sub
ject. Owing to the fact that no money
was available for appropriation to pay for
tho necessary expenses of holding a spe
cial election. Immediate consideration of
the bill waa not possible.
"At a meeting or the State Senato Com
mute on Municipal Affairs tho Director
of the Department of City Transit re
quested the Committee on Finance to re
duce the amount originally urged from
130,000.000 to $6,000,000, baaed on tho as
sessed valuation of taxable personal prop
erty In the city, which request he again
urged In a communication to Councils
dated February 11, 181B. The amount of
$6,600,000, thererore, has now been changed
In deference to his request A bill pro
viding for a councllmanlc loan of $4,000,000
for general permanent Improvements has
been Introduced today, which amount. In
addition to the funds already available,
it la thought will be sufficient to provide
for all work that reasonably can be done
during the year 1915, leaving the question
of other permanent Improvements to bo
submitted to the voters at the election
"During the consideration by the Legis
lature of 1913 ot the passage ot tho act
making personal property assessable for
city purposes, it waa distinctly under
stood that the purpose of the act was to
provide money for transit facilities. Tho
Director of the Department of City Tran
sit In all his reports has tUuroU the In
creased revenue to the city from the
passage of this act as an offset to the ex
tent of carrying transit loans.
"Your committee, therefore, deems It In
advisable at this time to authorise any
loan except the ?5,OW.0O0 based on peiaonal
property tax for any purpose other than
city transit, thus keeping faith with the
Intention expressed to the Legislature by
the city ot Philadelphia.
"We return the annexed ordinance with
a favorable recommendation and ask Ita
"JOHN P. CONNBLLY.
No provision will be made at this time
for the subway delivery loop which will
cost Jl!,W).(O0 or for the Darby elevated
line. Despite the determination of Coun
cils to oppose the subway delivery loop
at the present time. It Is believed Direr tar
Taylor will conduct a publicity campaign
to show the need for Incerituratiug thU
part ot hla plans la the llrst -work to be
Director Taylor has pointed out that
until the central delivery loop la a cer
tainty, the central city terminus for the
frankford elevated cannot ba built. The
fact that the upper Broad street aubway
will have four tracks at the start, and
the lower Broad strett subway two track?,
the Director has deelared. Is another
reason for eoaatrwatlBg the delivery loop
early. Trains from four tracks oannot
be run Into two tracks, It is pointed out,
without either a terminal or a delivery
No cflu.-.eilinanie action will be taken on
the etUf until th xt regular meet
ing Oft Mareh 4L, lae the measure. -coidn4
10 th ftxi comnUiuij w-
liEDQ BttrHlLADlCLPHIA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY
cedure, must lis over for ptmtlng until
that dale. On March 4 both branches of
Council can pes ths ordinance.
BILL FOR rUIUMASE
01? SITE VOR AMtOIlY
Expenditure of $7G,000 in West Phlln
Tho Flnanco Committee of Councils re.
ported favorably n bill providing for the
purchase rrom the Pennsylvania nallroad
Companyt nt a cost ot $75,000, a tract of
land hounded by 32d, 33d, Cuthbcrt streets
and Lancaster avenue as a site for nn
armory for National Guardsmen. The
land would bo deeded to the State, which
'Would erect an armory on the site nt a
onnt nf 1100.000. Tho armdry would havo
,room for throe troops of cavalry and ono
company or engineers.
Tho Flnanco Committco also reported
favorably a bill to condemn for park pur
poses n tract of land at Front and Allen
Bills wero also reported favorably au
thorizing the letting ot contracts for Im
provement of tho water supply system In
South Philadelphia nt a cost of $300,000
nnd tho Bystr-m In ".Vest Philadelphia nt
h. cost of 150,000, both expenditures being
Included In tho $11,300,000 lban. The plan
to Improve tho system In South Philadel
phia Includes the lading of a 48-Inch main
virtually encircling tho entire southern
section of tho city.
9-1,000,000 ASSIGNED FOR
Voted by Subcommittee Apart From
Transit nnd Other Grants.
Tho Subcommittee on Finance nt the
meeting today decided upon n councll
manlo loan of $4,000,000 for permanent mu
nicipal Improvements aside from transit.
This loan will bo floated upon tho 2 por
cent, borrowing capacity of tho city and
will requlro no popular voto for approval.
By tho last report of tho City Controller
more than $4,E00,000 Is avallablo for loans
on this basis.
The money will be used for main sew
ers, branch Bowers, paving, grading nnd
Bcnornl highway work. This loan added
to tho $6,000,000 transit loan reported from
the Finance Committee and tho $11,300,000
loan recently Introduced makes a total of
more than $21.C00,CO0 about to be put under
contract by the city for permanent pub
MAYOR URGES GRADUAL
OVERHEAD VVIRE REMOVAL
Ordinanco Proposed to Make Chango
in 20 Miles of Streets Annually.
An ordinanco requiring tho gradual re
moval from tho stroets ot overhead wires
and poles used ror electrical purposes was
transmitted to Councils by Mayor Blank
cnburg today, with nn urgent mcBsago
requesting definite and speedy nctlon
" Alotter from Director of Publlo 8afety
porter, accompanying the ordinance, sets
forth that fnero are now nearly 19,000
miles of overhead wires over the stroets
alono, and nearly 23,000 miles when wires
running over homes are Included.
Tho letter also declares that thoro are
87,000 polos In the streets now and that
they are Increasing at nn average rate
of more than 2300 a year. The Director
points out than In 1SS2 an ordinanco wns
passed requiring all wires to bo put
underground boforo January 1. 1883, but
as this was virtually Impossible, a less
drastic resolution was passed and eventu
ally a third was adopted by Councils In
structing the Chief of the Electrical Bu
reau not to enforce It.
Tho ordinance requires that overhead
wires be removed from not more than 20
miles of streets each year Section 1
provides for removal or all overhead wires
between Vine and South streets and the
Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers beforo
January 1, 1917 Tho second section pro
vides for removals elsewhere as dlrectod
by the Chief of the Electrical Bureau. A
penalty of $C0 a day for violation of the
law Is provided.
MAYOR ASKS POLICE FUNDS
Tells Councils City's Safety Is at
Stake for Lack of Appropriation.
The Pollco Department and the Detec
tive Bureau cannot be blamed If they nro
unable to mako arrests and properly In
vestigate vice and crime. Mayor Blanken
burg made tills plain In a messago to
Councils todny, In which, he urged nn ap
propriation of $10,000 tos. cover Incidental
expenses entailed by the police and de
tectlves In securing evidence ngalnBt
gambling houses and cilmlnnla generally.
He told Councils emphatically that un
less the appropriation Is ma do the Police
nnd Detective Bureaus would be unable
to cope adequately with vice and crime.
He also declared that the public should
understand where, tho blame lies lo caso
Councils stand In' the way.
The Mayor attained a letter rrom Di
rector Porter, who said that tho men were
compelled to go Into their own pockets
ror funds In making Investigations.
CITY SHORT 600 ARC LIGHTS
Mayor Tells Councils Provision Should
Bo Made for Population Increase,
Tor six woeks the city has been un
necessarily deprived or COO new arc lights.
Major Blankenburg pointed this out In
a message to Councils today, and re
minded them that provision must be made
each year ror an additional number or
arc lights to keep pace with now building
operations and tho Increasing population.
The Mayor called nttentlon to the ract
that no appropriation whatever was mada
ror additional lights In 1914, while In 1913
only four nddltlonal lights were pro
In preceding years, he said, thero had
been an average or 600 new lights pro
vided ror annually.
Regarding the appropriation or $00,000
ror the present year, Mr. Blankenburg
said that It was seriously affected by the
following unfortunate clause:
"Provided, that no lights shall he lo
cated or relocated without authority or
BLOCKLEY PLANS IGNORED
Finance Committee Takes No Action
on Ziegler's Request for Funds.
The Finance Committee or Councils to.
day Ignored tho plans or Dr. B. Lewis
Klegler, Director of the Department of
Publlo Health and Charities, for tho re
habituation of Blockley, No action was
taktn by the committee on Doctor Zieg
ler's request for $1,000,000 of the $11.300.0U)
loan for the reconstruction of the West
Philadelphia Institution. In spite of the
fact tha; the plans were submitted to
ths Subcommittee on Plnance t
First explanation pf the rehabilitation
plan waa mada by Director iUegler be
roie the phjullaruj of the Philadelphia
County Medical Society This organiza
tion haa pawed resolutions urging that
the money be made available for the re
construction work Every phase of the
work ot remodeling the hospital la in
eluded In Doctor Ziegler's plans, even to
$he transferral of a number of the In
mates to the Home for the Ipdlgent, at
Holmeeburg, while parts of the work are
MAYOR URGES ACTION
Tells Councils to Decide Questions In
stead of Referring Them,
A vigorous demand for action cut tha
plan t eubattiuit. gag far sawUfte lights J
on ths city streets, or at least for open
discussion of the project, Wna made to
Select and Common Councils today by
Mayor BlAnkenbUrtf. The Mayor declares
It seems almost cruel to him further to
postpone action when so niany men ara
out of work.
"Let me urge you not lo continue re.
ferrlng my communications on Ihla nub
Jeot to the Finance Committee,'! wrote
tho Maydr In his communication, "hut to
discuss their merits or demerits from tho
floor. It Beems to. tno that you Bhould
either pass tho ordinance or let your con
stituents, nnd mine, know ymlr reason for
$50,000 FOR THE JOBLESS
Ordinanco Favorably Roported to City
An ordinance nrovfdlhg for the appro
priation of $G0,000 to the Department of
Publlo Health and Cimrltlfts, which was
Introduced n month ago, was favorably
recommended for passage today at tho
meeting of Cllv Councils.
Tho monoy Is to pro'Mdo relief for the
Through a misunderstanding, $15,000 of
the last appropriation to nld the unem
ployed reverted to tho city. An ordinance
reapproprlatlng this nmoUnt wns Intro
duced, but no nctlon la anticipated rela
tive to thin sum If today's recommenda
tion for $30,000 passes,
KIRKBRIDE. VALUATION MADE
The Board of Experts appointed under
resolution of Select and Common Councils
to fix n fair nnd oqultablo valuation upon
the proporty owned by the Pennsylvania
Hospital, and known nn Klrkbrlde. situ
ated between Market street nnd Haver
ford avenue, 44th street nnd 49th street,
today submitted Its report to Mayor
Btankcnburg. Certain Improvements al
ready erected to the cast, north and west,
according tn tho experts, are not Of a
character to enhnnco tho value of the
ground. Tho vnluo of t'no tract and Im
provements, according to tho experts, Is
$1,350,000. Tho board of experts was
composed of Edward It. Bonsall, V'. H.
W. Quick nnd J. Wlllson Smith
EX-CONVICT MAY GET
THE 'FORD TREATMENT'
Warden McKenty Recommonds
Former Penitentiary Inmate
to Auto Magnate.
Henry Ford will employ an ex-Inmate
of the EaBtorn Penitentiary In his Do
trolt shops If Warden nobert McKenty's
recommendation amounts to anything. A
burglar who left tho penitentiary last
Christmas, after having served his third
term, has stood the trials and buffeting
of the world since that tlmo so well that
the warden last week wrote Mr. Ford
asking for a position for the man. Word
was received today that Mr. Ford is con
sidering tho qualifications or Warden Mc
"If Mr, Ford takes this man," the
warden said, "It will bo a good thing
for the man nnd for Mr. Ford, pie was a
pretty bad man, being sent up the last
time for robbery and nssault and bat
tery. Ho lost out several times since
he waa discharged because he told the
truth. Tho things he has gone through,
and tho wa ho has stuck to the strait
and narrow path when he had all Induce
ments to go bad again havo convinced me
he's on the level now. He U Just tho
ago now where It will be easy for him
to go right, nyid ho can handle tools."
STUDY LATE AT NIGHT
MAY COST GIRL'S LIFE
Terribly Burned When She
Tries to Light Gas Stove to
Her sense or duty In preparing her les
sons ror today may cost tho lire or Grace
Blsblng, 11 years old, C32 North 43d street,
who Is In the Presbyterian Hospital with
terrible burns about the body.
She sat up late last night studying her
lessons after tho other members of tho
family had gono to bed. When the sit
ting room downstairs became cold, she
went upstairs to the bathroom to study
beside the gus Htcne used ror heating
water. With her books under one arm
aho lighted tho stove. The flame Oared
out and Ignited her dress.
She attempted to put out the flames
with her hands but they had made too
much headway. Screaming, tho girl ran
Into tho room of her 18-year-old brother,
Wlllard, who put out tho flames. The am
bulance of the 39th street and Lancaster
avenue station was summoned and she
was taken to tho hospital.
KAISER BACK IN BERLIN
COPENHAGEN, Feb. 18.-Emperor Will
lam held a long conference with hu
ministers nt Berlin today, according to
a dispatch lecelved by the Polltlken, He
la expected to go to Cuxhaven soon.
Every morning Charles Helm went In
business and every night he had a closing
He begged beef, bread, potatoes and
pickles; In fact anything eatable. When
his pockets were filled ha emptied the food
Into a box and started out ror a fresh
supply rrom door to door.
It was always an easy matter to get a
couple ot boxes rrom a corner grocery.
Sandwiches were made or the rood thus
collected and the potatoes gathered In
were boiled over a bonfire. About 11
o'clock every, morning Helm opened for
business usually at a place where there
were a lot of street laborers or boys.
Sandwiches for 2 cents and potatoes for
a cent apiece were soon disposed of. Oc
casionally he aold coffee and carried tin
cups In his pookets.
He started In business every day on
nothing and often cleaned up mora than
$2 a day. At night he threw his boxes
away and entered business again next
morning l another neighborhood.
But while Helm waa begging supplies
today Jn Manayunk he -was arreated by
Policeman Soholes. When aearched at
the station house raw beef, pork chops,
Plekles. craflkera. bread, soap, candles and
matches wero found in hla pockets. Mag.
lstrate Oralis reprimanded the prisoner
for keeping hla restaurant supplies in
auch an Insanitary condition and tent
him to tha House of Correction.
It's bad enough to ateal a chicken from
the front of a store In broad daylight,
but when the thief walks Inside and asks
for a bag to carry it In that Is at
least impertinence. However, that'a Jut
what Percy Wtlmore did. He saw the
Wokn ready tor the oven In front at
the store ot Salua & Son. at 13th and
South airetts, dliaanneoted U from a
bee'4 SbtalBJ a bas with no troubla
wfetS X w butt block away
Wfjaf'y fm tf T'll"1, dicover4 th thtft.
STUDENT STABBED IN
South American Thrusts Knife
Into BreaBt of Mcdico-Chf-rurgical
John Dickinson, a. senior student In tho
dental school of tho Medlco-Chlrurgieat
College, lJth and Cherry streets, was
stabbed near tho heart this afternoon by
a fellow-student. Ho In In, the Medlco
Chlrurglcal Hospital. Thyslclans nay ho
has llttlo chance ot recovery.
Tho slabbing took place In a crowded
lecture room while Dean I. Norman
Broomell waa lecturing on dental histol
ogy, Jacques A. Vasquez, of JUcuapa,
El Salvador, Is accused of wloldlng the
knlfo because Dickinson, recently elected
editor of th6 Class Reoord, for which of
flco Vasquez also ran, waa taunting him.
Vasquez Is now locked up at tile ISth
and Vine elreels police station. A riot
threatened for a tlmo In the lecture room
after Dickinson waa stabbed. Policeman
Lanahan, summoned by Dean Brootncll,
found the class In an uproar.
Vaequcz, who had been knocked down.
was lying on tho floor. Twenty-five or SO
Cuban and South American students had
surrounded him and wore trying to pro
tect him from the American students. Tho
bluccoat plunged Into the crowd, and with
tho help of the dean managed to restore
order and arrest Vasques.
Dickinson Is ono of the most prominent
membors of the senior clasB. Ho Is a
member of the I. Norman Broomell So
ciety, of the R. Walter Starr Society and
other class and college organizations, Ho
Is aasoclato maagor and editor of the
Class Record, now going to print.
Dickinson's home Is In Trenton, N.
J. His father Is a widely known phy
elclrfn of that city. Word of the stab
bing has been sent to tho young man's
parents and they are expected to reach
his bedside within a few hours.
Dickinson was seated In the rear or the
lecture room hls afternoon and Vasquez
wns directly in front of him. The full
details of the argument preceding the
stabbing havo not been learned by tho
police, but some of the students say that
IMcklnson taunted Vasquez on losing the
eloctlon for editor of the Class Record.
GOVERNOR CUTS $08,800
FROM .DEFICIENCY BILL
Signs Measuro After Using Pruning
Knife on Appropriations, i
HARRISBURG, Feb 18. Governor
Brumbaugh wielded the axe on the gen
eral doflcloncy bill today. He cut $93,800
from the measure before he affixed his
signature to It,
Tho Senato and House appropriations
wore out the most. Ho vetoed Items
calling for $25,000 for extra clerks nnd
extra help for each branch Ho cut tho
Senato appropriation nn additional $1000
nnd the House an nddltlonal $1500.
Tho Governor cut tho deflclencv In tho
executive department. He cut $1000 from
the appropriation of $5000 ror the main
tenance or an automobile. Ho also cut
to $6000 the $10,000 Item In tho Attorney
General's Department ror tho payment
or costB, rees and expenses In the col
lection or nmountB duo tho Stato ror
tho support and maintenance or tho ln
sano confined In the various asylums.
Tho deficiency In the Flro Marshal's
department ror traveling expenses and
payment or reporting fires, etc., was cut
rrom $10,000 to $5000.
The $23,000 Items which the Governor
cut rrom the deficiency appropriations to
Che Senate and House were ror the em
ployes or last session who were held oer
for tho first week of the present ses
sion. The Governor cut the Item of $2000 for
contingent clerical and stcnogiaphlc ex
penses In the House to $1000. Tho Depart,
ment of Health was cut $20,000. This de
partment asked for $135,521.45 ror general
The Stato Highway Department appro
priation wns cut rrom $35,000 to $23,000,
Other cutB wero: Department of Labor
and Industry, from $10,000 to $7000; Water
Supply Commission, rrom $18,000 to $15,500;
Department of Internal Affairs, from
$5000 to $1200.
The General Deficiency Bill carried ap
propriations totaling $838,000. The Gov
ernor gave no reasons for cutting $93,000
from the Items, except his veto of t'na
Senate and Houso Items of $25,000. He
paid that ho sees no necessity for this
The Governor also vetoed a concurrent
resolution providing for the appointment
of additional employes In the Senate and
House. These employes were to have
been paid out of the $25,000 Items which
the Governor cut from the deficiency
SURE! SPRING IS NEAR
An nlr or happiness pervaded the squat
ters' colony at 81 Bt and Enstwlck avenuo
todny. An ambitious and determined little
song sparrow appeared In the meadow
and piped a lay or spring amid the some
what frigid breezes which blew westward
rrom the Schuylkill
The harmonious trill was first heard by
tiny Shermy Bowles, who was hunting In
the neighborhood. Ho told the surprised
Inhabitants the song or the sparrow her
alded the approach or better times ror
the community. They agreed, ror any
thing Is possible when the sparrow beats
the bluebirds north rrom the Southland
and gets here five or six weeks ahead ot
Policeman Kalosky took Wllmore to the
Sd and Christian streets station.
While he was being searched ho started
to cry about his wife and rour children.
The police pitied hm until they discov
ered two bottles or whisky hanging
around hla neck under hla shirt.
One of the bottles waa hair empty,
the former contents being In the In
terior of Wllmore, He couldn't remem
br Just how the whisky got In such a
peculiar place. As the labels on the boN
ties looked now, the police decided that
they were recently stolen. MaglstratO
McFarland sent Wllmore to Jail for 10
The crashing of glass is muslo to the
eara of William Joyce, 17 yeara old. Bulk
wlndowa crumbling Into plocea are a
aymphony. His pleasure Is greatly In
creased ir the windows are broken with
milk bottlM filled with milk. It nppeira
that tho weight of the milk helpV to
overcome resistance and tho bottlo can
then go through a window and still have
enough momentum to hit something else.
If the something else happens to be man
or woman Inside a house, that doesn't
The last to days many resident of
tha Falls of Schuylkill have been re
ceiving milk bottles on their plates at
breakfast v(a the window. Their arrival
In all casea was accompanied by a crash
ing of glass. One or two resident had
the morning coffee knocked out of their
handa by these milk bomb, and they told
Investigation was made, and, accord
ing to tha cop of the KalU o Bchgyl
ktli station, Joyce wa caught tn tha act
Ha adrnlteU this peculiar form ot pleas
ure, u waa aaid. and declared he didn't
know why ha did It Ha will have tlm
to think, oj; a itwii. howvr, a Mag.
utrat Grlla held Un in tm bail for
HONOLULU WANTS "BILL"
Urgent Invitation Repealed Evan
gelist Probably Will Accept.
Honolulu may be th6 aeeno ot a "Billy"
Sunday revival this spring. The evange
list lato this afternoon received a cable
gram from several missionaries In that
oily, begging him to come at 'nls own
terms. Jtr. Sunday said ho probably
would accept the Invitation, chiefly be
cause the trip appeals lo him. Last year,
vhen he was preaching In Denver, a dele
gallon came froin H wall to ask Mr.
Sunday lo preach In Honolulu. Ho s
uhable to go theti. The news of Jb
revlvat In this city has spread lo Me
Paclfia Island and tho cablegram Is the
result. It reads!
"Invitation to visit Honolulu urgently
repeated an favorable reply will be
greatly appreciated. When may e ex
pect your wire? Reply collect."
Mr, Sunday feels that he will have suffi
cient time after his Patereon revival to
go U Honolulu, conduct a four-Weeks'
campaign there and return by the end of
July. This will hot conflict With hla
6500 WOMEN IN WILD
SCRAMBLE FOR SEATS
AT BIG TABERNACLE
Confusion Reigns When
Large Crowds Holding
Tickets Are Denied Ad
mission 26 Faint Only
105 "Hit Trail."
Confusion reigned at tho "Billy" Sun
day tabernaclo today whon conflicting
orders were Issued and 6500 women, hold
ing tickets to reserved sections, wero
denied admission to their sections at tho
hour appointed for tho opening of tho
doors. Twenty persons were Injured, none
eerlously, nnd had to bo cared for at tho
tabernacle hospital. Many or these
fainted. They wore all revived nnd later
attended the service.
Tho entrances to five public sections
In the rear of the building wore opened,
however, and many of the women holding
tickets entered, thinking that they might
reach their scats through these doors.
Their tickets wero taken and they found
themselves forced to enter tho sections
Intended for the general public.
Many excited arguments ensued, and
finally upon each of the ticket holders
identifying themselves, the pasteboards
were returned and tho women allowed to
take their proper places.
SUFFRAQE BANNERS GALORE.
Prominent among tho delegations pres
ent thlB afternoon was the W. C. T. U.
with 1600 women; tho suffragists, 1200
strong, and 63 other organisations coming
fron. this city and tho suburbs within a
radius or 25 miles and represented by
rrom fle to a hundred women each.
Nearly all carried suffrage banners.
Among those who appeared on the plat
form ns champions of the suffrage causo
wero Mrs. Rudolph Blankenburg, Mrs. B.
C. Urlce. Miss M. A. Burnham, Misa
Caroline Katzensteln, Mrs. S. M, Shopard,
Mrs. J. A. Rulon, Mrs. M. C. Morgan,
Mrs. R. T. Flnley, Miss Mary II. Ingham,
Mrs. L. W. Martin and Mrs Wilfred
Lowls, president of the Equal Franchise
Although the troublo which occurred be
fore the women reached their proper
places had rather dampened the cheerful
atmosphere, this was offset by tho many
gay suffrage Hags and banners hanging
from tho rafters or the building, which
added a decidedly cheerful touch to the
Before starting his sermon Mr. Sunday
welcomed tho women's organization and
paid special tribute to the woman suffrage
Among the "trail hitters" this after
noon were half a dozen women suffragists
and almoKt a pcore of Women wealing the
uhlto ribbon of the W. C. T. U.
Although the majority of the audience
whloh overcrowded the building today was
composed of women, at least hair or the
converts wore men. There wore only 103
persons In tho glory rows when "Billy"
had stopped shaking hands, which was
rather disappointing, since the evangelist
preached one of his strongest sermons.
Beforo and during the services many
women fainted. The emergency hospital
revhed them. Once when tho audience
became excited when nn usher uas seen
carrjlng a woman '-"Billy" stopped In his
sermon, and otter telling them that there
was no need ror worry ho became uneusy
as the audience continued to gaze in the
direction or the fainting woman and
"If you'd get as excited about this old
town going to hell as jou are about some
"body fainting you'd have saved it long
"I am not standing up for woman suf
fiago because It has become popular," he
said. "I stood for It before It became
popular, I've never been able to, under
stand why a bleary-eyed, good-for-nothing
old lobster should have a right to
vote and a bright, intelligent and ener
getic woman should be kept from It be
causo she happens to wear skirts.
"There's nothing right about It. And
ir I wasn't for It for any other reason
I'd be in back or the njovement because
all the opposition to votes for women has
wriggled out of dirty rotten old saloons
and breweries. That gqod-for-nothlng
crowd knows very well that they're
doomed If ever the women get a chance
at the ballot box.
"Never mind the women will get there.
They have always been on the firing line,
and If It wasn't for the women ITdon't
ltnow what the Lord would do. Th
women have always figured In history,
both the good and the bad."
"Billy" Sunday 400k the Main Line by
storm this mornlnrwhen he delivered One
of hla characteristic sermons to nearly
1000 residents ot the faihlopable towns In
the home of tlr. and Mrs. William P,
Simpson, Jr., Lancaster Pike, near Over
crook. Mr Sunday' sermon of this after,
noon on "I Beseech Ye" was printed In
the EVENINQ LEDGER on Thursday,
January 21, 1(14.
TWO MEN ROB WOMAN
AT POINT OF PISTOL
Enter Store in Broad Daylight
and Steal $20 From the Cash
A daring daylight robbery waa perpe
trated this morning when two shabbily
dressed men entered tha etore of Mr.
Amelia Coan, Fallon atreet and Gry'
Ferry road, and compelled her to stand In
a comer whlla they rifled the cah regis
ter. The men efcape4 and no trace ha
bean found of them.
Tha hold-Up took place Just at a time
when many persona were on the street
going to work. A apor ef persona pud
outside, but did not realiie that behind
the store door m a woman at tha merey
ot two desperate man.
Commanded to Uud in a comer, Mrs
Coan obeyed with alacrity Then the
Other man rifled the entire place Only
cull wa takatt, Ir, the eb retUter wa
ftf. rfci vh Hit evr trow U KtfM
and weaev Mr the dy bu!at4 knul
io been driw from tb b4k.
COUNCILS GAINS TIME
BY COURT DECISION IN
WAR ON HOUSING CODEi
.Tiirirrn Mnrfin nonviU n.
tension Until April 5 fori
Coinnlianrp. WJf.Vi nj.i
to Appropriate Funds in J
Appnir1atinn "A7ifU T -... 'A
vw... iiiwi UttWi
Philadelphia's housing coue, embodltd
In a law enacted by the Legislature of !
ii, wnicn wouia nrmg light and nlr Into i
dingy, lll-ventllated tenement houl- j,"
deadlooked again. Judge Martin, In Court
ot common 1'ica xso. o, today cranio
John If. FoW, representing both branched
of Councils, an extension of time until
April 5 on the mandamus writ Issued by
Judgo RaUton a month ago ordering
Councils to appropriate funds for the ntw
Division of Housing: nnd Rnnltitflnn '
Judgo Ralston gave Councils a) days in
wimuii to upiiruprmie ma money under the
order of tho Legislature ror better n.i
Ing conditions or face the possibility ets
tiiisun aeiiiGiitcH ur iiucs lur contempt Ot
court. The time limit expired today. !-'
proceedings wre Instituted by Mr. p0V
IVr HU fJAlCUBlUll ui U111Q.
Besides representing both branches of
Councils he alio Appeared tor the Ten
ment Owners' Association.
Tho Philadelphia Housing CommUslon'
was represented by Frank E. Prllchird
and Arthur T. HUtchlnaon: Bernarit ). '
Newman, secretary, was also present.!
"I represent the Philadelphia Housing
Commission, an organization formed .te
bring about reforms In housing condt.
tlons, and also to eliminate housing evils.
This organization assisted In having
the bill passed by the Legislature In 1313;
which, If enforced by Councils, would
mean great benefit to Philadelphia. The
Supreme Court, one year ago, declared fn
a decision that the provisions were It
eal." Mr. Prltchard said he understood Mr,
Fow had filed nn appeal In the Supreme
Court against tho decision ot Judge Ril-'
ston ordering the appropriation of th '
money by Councils. When Judge Mtrtln :
remarked that It such were the cu
Jurisdiction lay only In the higher court.
Mr. Fow excitedly explained that he h4
placed tho appeal with the deputy pfo
thonotnry, but had Instructed him nt lo
file it until after today. Mr. Prltchsjrd'
then demanded that It be a fight for one
thing or the other an appeal or an ex
tension of time.
It was definitely brought out today hit
Select Councilman Charles Scger, Or
ganization leader of tho 7th Ward, was
opposed to the housing code of 1911 In.
answer to a question by Mr. Prltchard sj
to who he represented, Mr. Fow replied:
"I represent Select Councilman Charles
Seger and other Councltmen.
In granting the extension of time until ,
April 6, Judgo Martin cautioned Mr,
Fow not to make nn nppeat to the 8u '
preme Court, to which Mr. Fow agreedl
Behind Mr. Fow's move those -who
favor housing refoim declared waa an
Organization trick. There Is pendlng'be
fore the "Legislature a repcalen of the
housing code of 1913. It Is Intended to
pass this bill, thus killing the old meas
ure by April E, at which tlmo, If the trick:
works, thero will be no more need of
fighting the case. If tho repealer' Is
passed by tho Legislature, Governor.
Brumbaugh will be asked to veto It by
every clvlo Organization In Philadelphia
On the other hnnd, political pressure will
bo brought to bear upop the Qavjrnof la
sign tho repealer. t
Prisoner Was Osborne's Protega
Dennis S. Murph. who It In the County
Jail awaiting trlat for "shooting up"
Chinatown. Is a protege of Thomas Mott
Osborne, the new warden of Sing Shlf,
who hopes to reform criminal! as a result
Ot COIIUIUHIUUM 11U ICtttllCU unui tuiu- m
tary term In the Jail of which he Is now !M
In cnargc. rno ponce icainea mis wci
from letters found In the room of Ihe
ptlsoner, who tried lo escape punishment
far minor his revolver by handing It to a
woman companion before he was 'orer
nrriotnl 17ritOfnBl Vl
wAQHTvriTftv n r Eh. 11
For eastern Ponnslvanla and New Jer-'
sev: Fair tonight and Friday; stroi'.j;
ml.. nAM ......a rt lilr.li h.rnntM.r nftl j
lilt; viw.c-ii, t.im v.. "i. ...... --vi
l..nvnArl It. .nAriri diirtnr- tilt. lHat 21v
hours, while Its movement of translation's
has been very slow. The crest Is nortM
of Lake Ontario this morning. Clear wej
prevnll throughout the eastern half et
the country, and the temperatures hv
continued to fall slowly In the At!nUi
States, there being a moderato tempera-
....... JflAlanMI, nlnni. ttlA .nHtA AtlflmlO
lUtn UCIVIu,t.j U.W..C1 -. - ' "
slope this morning. A alight temperature
excess Is reported from most places In tM
great central valleys and the upper !
region. Light scattered rains and snout
flurries have covered about one-third 01
the area west of the Mlsslislppt River.
The following table shows the existing at"
fll Ions tliromhoui tr country. receive , w
reports to h United States feather BurtW
at 8 a in. today;
last Italn- Veloc
Station. 8 a.m' n't. fall. Wind. "?
8 a i-timer
Aiiuint, i(,m, v "?
Atlantlo City : :A
Bismarck. K. D, jW at
N in i ouuy
NV '1 l
N 10 Cear
Buffalo. N. Y
rn i "? ...
8E 10 i" uieuw ,
$;...:: s s .6 u a c,
uairoii. Mien,,. - -
Duluth. Minn... 2
Galveston, ..Tax., M
llatteras. N. C V JO
Helena, Mont... SJ 4
Huron. 8 D 2t 21
JacklonvllU.FIa, 38 38
Kansas City. Mo. 0
Uoutsvllle, Ky. . S3
Memphis. Tann.. -to -40
SB U Clofar
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fi i totidf
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S.ie a u riAUtff i
N. PUU. Nab- 2f ;?
Oklahoma. Ok... H i
8 M flJiey
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NE 10 cier
vlftiVinrah. Pa. i
Portland, Ora .
t. Ixmls, Mo..
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to a i tttt
Salt 'iTaWUtah, M Hi
e... Vr.nM,i!o... no nf)
0 R PCMtfj
K JO near
SB S fJWlr
spming out Into perfect f,
significance. It ! " Harmon
bringing of man h will ' "VCSYf
with the will of God WithaoodWIh
so that henceforth all discords cMM
anc I the Individual lire makes
VbeWn- true nat-M-
p'reclS I J JUa Vtt. uln
tuallv rneana, vntll he has exP",
Inced religion, until he- h Wvw
the living Qod tor hlmseir ...
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