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BVSHIHGf- IiBDaBR PHILADELPHIA. MONDAY, FEBRTTABY 22 191S.
m USE TOMORROW FOR
' FIRST TIME IN STATE
Execution Will Take Place
in New Death House at
t Rockview Reformers In-
" terested From Humane
John Talap, who murdered his wife At
? their Montgomery County homo, Is spend
ing hat will he the Inst day of his life
xu today In the new tleathhoUse at "ck
i vlevW near Bellefonte. l'ft. , Talap will
t 01s In tho electric chair early tomorrow
l inornlhfj unless there should ho an tin
' expected commutation from the Gdvcrnor.
al ire Wilt be tho first man to meet death
5tt fll the hands of the State of Pennsylvania
other than by the Rftllows. Expononts
i of prison reform throughout tho country,
hut especially In thto State, are Inter--
csted In tho cnae because the electric
cs chair Was adopted on a more humane
14 method of execution than hnhslnff..
ft Tho old Hallow at Movahiftislng prison,
10th and lloed strecU. on which 35 mur
derers since 1833 have been huns, Is no
more. Veteran keepers thoro arc ln--.
tHncd to bellevo that hnnnlni? Is the more
' morciful of these two wnva of ending
i ... ii. Kt, ttijtv nwi Immensely re-
lleved that the gruesome biuines of
hanslng men has been taken off their
nftU!...,iAH. .,, vntiirlnir." unlil Personal
m Deputy Myers today, "doesn't take up so
1r much time as an electrocution. I have
n heird that by the time a man leaves his
cell, marches Into the denth chamber.
" takes his seat and the button Is prcsel
following a signal by the warden, fmlv
f cljrht minutes or more Is consumed. I
havo seen cases In Moyamenslnff Prison
where only about two minutes or less
passed from the time the condemned man
left his cell and was pronounced dead,
M03t of the executions which t have wlt-
&, nessed resulted In Instant death, becauso
the neck was broken."
The act creating a law ordering that
capital punishment be effected by the
electrto chair aa passed by tho Leglsla-
3u turo on June 13, 1913. Since that law was
Y enacted several murderers have died on
D t-. .. . l....t .aa..a .Via not wnq
arc crimes -were comniuwu un.u.u .. --- -Y
slrmed by former Governor Tencr.
Tucked away In the record room or the
2 aherlK's office lies a packane hlch con-
5 tains a. list of the murderers who have
r died by hanging since 1839 In Moydmcn-
' sins PrlBon. Only one woman was hannod
' In Moyamcnalng. She wbb Mrs. Jane
Whltellnfr, who poisoned her children.
Testimony produced at her trial showed
? that she killed her children because she
$ wan anxious to obtain several hundred
dollars Insurance. ,,.
Llvlns within a stone's throw of the old
THE TEMPTING OX TAVERNAKL
By E. PHILLIPS OFPENHEIM
Ltanard Tavernakt. EnfllUhman to the bone,
mvtnu Btatric Burnau. -Jmerlcan nrl,
Itarvinp in London from ttealtna. an l
fumed out of htr lioartfini; houte ornl '
Kr' pmUtlno. cuwlnat her 'ln'r'r:
Inn her. At a re.laurant he telle her about
imI, out the a)iroud her oum taet in
""At dinner thev o to the w"'
and here BeaMce attempts J'c.i,ie:h.iava'Zd
nake hurries her Into a " B.'atriee
htr fi'- U toved. irjill rating tlureBeatrtce
oVfrt-r. a richly eownedrcoman aeMna for
a drun. She crows, tuddenlv Jri'''"tca
jt (hat Tavernakt tako her amav.
To eavo the BlrV Wo. Taierake Pp
to ,nke her hie housekeeper. IJ' ''?' ,
htr that the has nothing to ear from """jJJ
A. is ot attracted 6jf KB!!
to teork he finds himself fan to face nun tne
woman who frightened Beatrice the nlont j",
fore. She Is Mrs. Wenham Oard ner. fr
fc.l'td States, and she wishes to"n'a nose.
She implores Tavenidketo ten Mr
Beatrice Is A terrible thltg has n w
which Beatrice nut know to v0SJ.0ffJ ,,
danger. Tavernake refuses and ffiS
ottered a large sum of money. BWl he t
her it he may tell ilrs. Gardner.
Beatrice flnallv confesses to ?,"- ,:,,.
Ursr Gardner it her ouM,ier. " -" ,,
Tert, that ilrs. Oardntr has no C,Stha
something of an adventure,!. Bhe Insists ino.
her om uhertaboutt be kept secret. At a re
dial tohcr. flatrlc Is 'Z.ard. and Is
tilted 01 an American, ilr. itcnara.
offered a place m a musical comfdw W
Orfer. he famous producer, one
know whether to accept or not.
Jfn. aardner tries by all her powers of
faclna(lott to mako Tavernake Bile up the
Jecrif 0 Beatrice'. rtden. but Tavernake
r"lt'rs' Gardner's father comes to her and re
port that her husband is being !.
iraUre, In a deered moorlond house. Her
(. nd U fast becoming a """o"'" ''.. nZ
tent ipon her murder. At the same time It U
dU v'icd that Jerrv aardner, brother of
Veni -m Gardner, has come lo Bnolana.
THE JOY OF BATTLE.
They sat on the trunk of a fallen tree.
In the -topmost corner of the field. In
the hedge, close at hand, waB a commo
tion of birds. In tho elm tree, a little
further away, a. thrush was singing. A
eor wtst wind blew In their faces; the
rir 'mmedlately around them was filled
rHi sunlight. Yet almost to their feet
r tretched one of those great arms of tne
city a suburb, with its miles of villas.
Ita clanglnc of electric cars, its waste
plots, Jts rows of struggling shops. And
only a little further away still, the body
Itself tho bugo city, throbbing beneath
Its pall of smoke and cloud. The girl, who
had been gazing steadily downward for
several moments, turned at last to her
"Da you know," she said, "that this
makes me think of the nrst night you
spoTte to root You remember It up oa
the roof at Blenheim House?"
Taverna.ee did not answer for a mo
ment Ho was looking- through a queerly
shaped Instrument that he had brought
with, him at half a dozen stakes that he
had laboriously driven Into the ground
some distance away. He was absolutely
absorbed In his task.
"Tho main avenue," he muttered softly
to himself. "Yes, It must bo a trifle
mere to the left Then we get all the
oftahoota parallel and the better houses
have their southern aspect. I beg your
pardon. Beatrice, did you say anything"
Jib broke off suddenly.
"Nothing1 worth mentioning. I was Just
thinking that It reminded me a little up
hers of the first time you and -I ever
He glanced down at the panorama be
low, with its odd Jumble of hideous build
ingp, softened here and there with
wreaths of sun-stained smoke. Its great
VKita o ugliness irredeemable. Insistent.
"it's different, of course," she went on.
't remember, even now, the view from
the Housetop taat night In a sense. It
vas flat; than tbls everything was more
kri4 ax4 yet more chaotic: opeslmply
U that underneath all those mysterious
ateimir was same great being, tolling and
Jiv.g&iuili:o lt-iclf. groaning through
Aes with human cogwheels. Up here
4pM et tav lou a- Oh. my dear Leo
Mta" eoiiiljiued, "to thujk that you,
tin, 4tMM(ldi fcn orb. of tJMi devastators!"
Mb HKfd tiU lnotrummt lt Ita ease
mm" m . " maB:t sail me
fait MW I sbaii rewind yw of the
't$i WfMMt rs ttm are aaktey je
ilM a know wbat he say The
9sat i. after all. eply a tiallUr llw
wi.t-,4 ins.; q&u proarwsei by raan, of
prison at 16th and Reed streets are still
ft" few m (dents whr Wcall tho day when
Hemxiri Webster Mudaett, alias H. II.
Holme, '"The ?.fan of Mystery," was
hangod. Holmes was hanged on tho
raonilntf of May 7, 18W. None of the old
tlmo residents witnessed tho hnnglnir.
Many of therrt today, howeven recalled
the last words of the murderer which they
heard from keepers who wero present
when lie mounted the scaffold
"I am ready for you, gentlemen."
tlolrnm said to have answered when
he was asked to leave his cell.
Hangings years ago always attracted
a cfond outMtlo the prison. Four pollce
mon were always stationed at the main
entrance. When the policemen walked
away It was a. signal that tho execution
Among the murderers who Were hanged
In Jtojomenslng prison was "Red" Mc
Manus, a thug who operated with a gang
In the southern part of the city. Kecp-i
rs at the Jail said today that before
McMantis walked up the steps of tho
scaffold he Insisted on removing his boots.
When Arretted he wore boots. Ho con
tinued to wear them throughout his trial.
As the rope wns being fastened about
his neck he kicked oft his boots.
Most of tho hangings In Moyamcnelng
prison took ptaco on Thursdays.
Beforo .Mrs. Jane WhUellng was hanged
en Juno 28, 18S9, she kissed the picture
of her children whom she poisoned.
When the picture w taken away from
her she Bald, "Poor kids."
TOOK POISON, CHEATING GALLOWS.
Slnco 1839 many double hangings havo
taken placo there. On March 10, 1008, two
Chinamen who were Implicated In a Tone
murder wofro executed. Two mothor-ln-law
murdeiers occupied cells In Moya
menslng. Ono of them committed suicide
by taking poison on the day for which
his execution wns set.
IS FOE'S TRICK
Continued from rage On
indignation and the promise from all sec
tions that Councils would be compelled
to amend the transit ordlnanco by the
weight of public opinion and to put
through tho Tnylor plan as nn amendment
to the Finance Commltteo ordinance.
MAYOR'S CADI-fcT PI,ANS FIGHT.
Every member of Mayor Blankonburg's
Cabinet met In executive conference In
Director Tailor's office In tho Bourse at
U o'clock this morning to mako plans for
tho fight. Directors Porter and Cooko
were forced to lcavo shortly before noon
to keep Washington's Birthday celebra
tion engagements. Both returned beforo
1 o'clock, and tho conference was con
tinued. Major Blankenburg was repre
sented by his secretary, Cyrus D. Foes,
Jr Working in their shirt Bleeves every
member of the Cabinet evidenced a grim
determination to make It a fight to a
Director Taylor and Director Porter Is
sued formal statements Just beforo the
" m -ww. & - k V IK TT" tt
A TALE OF LOVE, MYSTERY AND INTRIGUE
me most of tho things that are worth
having In life."
She laughed shortly.
"You will cut down those hedges and
drlvo away tho birds to find a fresh home;
j-ou will plough up tho green graFs, cut
out a Btreet and lny down granite stones.
Then I see your ugly little houses coming
up like mushrooms all over tho place.
You aro a vandal, my dear Leonard
"I am simply obeying the law. ho an
swered. "After all, even from your own
point of view, I do not think that It is so
bad. Look closer, and you will find that
tho hedges are blackened hero and there
with smuts. The birds will find a better
dwelling place further away. Shee how
tho smoko from those factory chimneys
Is sending Its smuts across these fields.
They are no longer country; they aro
better gathered In."
"There Is something about life," she
said, sadly, "which terrifies rde. Every
force that counts seems to be destructive-"
Up tho steep hill behind them came tho
puffing and groaning of a small motor
car. They both turned their heads to
watch It como Into view. It was an
Insignificant affair of an almost extinct
pattern, a single cylinder machine with
a round tonneau back. The engine was
knocking badly as the driver brought It
to a standstill a few yards away from
them. Involuntarily Tavernake stiffened
as he saw tho two men who descended
from It, and who were already passing
through the gate close to where they
were. One was Mr. Dowling, the other
the manager of the bank where they kept
their account. Mr. Dowling recognized
his manager with surprise but much
"Dear me!" he exclaimed. "Dear me.
this Is most fortunate! You know Mr.
Tavernake, of course, Belton? My man
ager, Mr. Tavernake Mr. JJelton, of the
London and Westminster Bank. I have
brought Mr. Belton up here. Tavernake,
to have a look round, so that he may
know what we mean to do with all the
money wa shall havo to come nnd bor
The bank manager smiled.
"It Is a very fine situation," he re
marked, The eyes of tho two men fell upon
Beatrice, who had drawn a little to one
"May wo have the pleasure, Taver
nake!" Mr. Dowling said, graciously.
"You are not married. I believe?"
"No, this Is my sister," Tavernake an
swered, slowly "Mr. Belton and Mr.
The two men acknowledged the salute
with some slight surprise. Beatrice, al
though her clrtheB were simple, had al
ways the air of belonging to a different
"Your brother, my dear Miss Taver
nake," Mr. Dowling declared, "la a perfect
genius at discovering these desirable sites.
This one I honestly consider to be the
find of our lifetime. We have now," he
proceeded, turning to Mr, Belton, "certain
Information that the cars will run to
whatever point we desire in this vicinity,
and the Metropolitan Railway has also
arranged for an extension of Its sys
tem. Tomorrow I propose," Mr. Dowl
ing continued, holding the sides of his
coat and assuming a somewhat pompous
manner, "to make an offer for the whole
of this site. It will Involve a very large
sum of money Indeed, but J am convinced
that it will be a remunerative specula
tion." Tavernake remained grimly silent. This
was scarcely the time or the place which
he would have selected for an explanation
with his employer. There were signs,
however, that the thing was to be forced
"I am very pleased Indeed to meet you
here, Tavernake," Mr. Dowling went on,
"pleased both for personal reasons and
because it shows, if I may be allowed, to
say so, the interest which you take in
the Arm's business, that you should de
vote your holiday to coming and er sur
vojlng the scene of our exploits, so to
speak Perhaps now that you are here
you would be able to explain to Mr.
Belton better than I should, Just what
it is that we propose."
Tavernake hesitated tor a moment
IHoally, however, he proceeded to make
leir very elaborate and carefully
thought cut building seheme, to whlcn
both see Listened with tau$o attanttofl.
KImaM'SSA PtMfcedt Jwwwrt & Hira4
conference adjourned for lunch. Director
Tarlor declared that the people of Phila
delphia were going! to force the hand of
Councils, Drawing n. comparison with
the "gas steal" of 1905, Director Porter
declared that the present "Iniquitous
plan" offered by Councils' Finance Com
mittee placed tho "gas steal" In the
background. Both statements sounded a
ball to nrms.
DIRECTOR PORTER'S STATEMENT.
Director Porter said In his statement!
"On to Council's Is now the slogan. Lot
overy citizen bo a watchdog of tho treas
ury. "Councils at the prcsont day Is still In
fested with some of those who voted for
tho "Gas Steal" In 1905. It Is qulto evi
dent from their prosdnt altitude that
they failed to profit by tho uprising
which their action at that tlmo precipi
tated." "The men who were tho leading factors
in lite porpeirnuon ql mo unmo ui Jew
are tho samo men who todny aro parading
before the peoplo In sheeps' clothing.
Phlladetphlans are not so gulllblo In this
present situation as to havo forgotten In
so short a time tho dcllberato attempt
of theso men to betray the people's In
terest, The 'gas steal' pales In tho shade
as compared with the Iniquitous plan
which a small group of mon In the
Flnanco Commltteo and tholr hidden al
lies now are attempting to foist on the
"Mr. John P. Connelly, chairman of tho
Flnanco Committee, Is the ring leader In
this present attempt. Ho was a followcr
on In the 'Gas Steal.' His Interest at tho
present time, however, Is more manifest
becauso ho has been tho paid attorney of
tho Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company
while serving ns chairman of tho Flnanco
Commltteo of Councils. An examination
of the court dockets, showing Mr Con
nolly's Interest on behalf of tho Philadel
phia Rapid Transit Company, will speak
for Itsolf." , , A. , ,
"If there ever was a tlmo In tho his
tory of Philadelphia when an aroused
citizenship should demand and Insist upon
rocelvlng that which they are entitled to
It Id now."
"Mr Connelly'B Inspiring Intcruow, as
reported In a nowspnper a day or so ago,
Indicates how solicitous this gentleman
Is to preserve tho people's money and
to see to It that they aro not fooled by
tho Blankenburg Administration.
"All wo heed to ask tho publlo Is to
compare John P. Connolly and Rudolph
Blankenburg In tholr standard of citizen
ship. Major Blankenburg never voted
for a transit steal or a "gas steal," never
folBted on tho peoplo the necessity for
buying exchange tickets, nor was ho over
a champion of anything but the people's
"Can Mr. Connolly and thoso of his kind
convince tho public In tho faco of his
record and In tho faco of Mayor Blank
enburs's record that ho (Mr. Connelly)
Is ontltlcd to the peoplo's confidence?"
DIRECTOR TAYLOR'S STATEMENT.
Director Taylor's stateroom follows
"The people of Philadelphia aro going
round to Mr. Dowling, facing him
"You will understand, sir," ho con
cluded, "that n scheme such as I havo
pointed out could only be carried through
if the wholo of the property woro In ono
person's hands I may say that tho In
formation to which you referred a few
days ago was perfectly correct. A con
siderable portion of the south side of tho
hill has already been purchased, besides
certain other plots which would interfere
considerably with any comprehensive
scheme of building."
Mr. Dowllng's faco fell nt once: his tone
was one of nnnoyanco mingled with Irri
tation. "Come, come," he declared, "this sounds
very bad, Mr. Tavernake. very neglectful,
very careless as to the Interests of the
firm. Why did we not keep our ej-o upon
It? Why did wo not foretall this other
purchaser, eh? It appears to mo that
we have been Black, very slack Indocd."
Tavernake took a small book from his
"You will remember, sir." ho said,
"that It was on tho eleventh of May last
year when I first spoke to you of this
"Well, well," Mr. Dowling exclaimed,
sharply, "what of It?"
"You were starting out for a fortnight's
golf somewhere," Tavornake continued,
"and you promised to look Into the affair
when you returned. I spoke to you
again, but you declared that you were far
too busy to go Into the matter at all
for the present, j-ou didn't care about this
side of London, you considered that wo
hart enough on hand In fact, j-ou threw
cold water upon the Idea."
"I may not havo been very enthusiastic
at flrflt," Mr. Dowling admitted, grudg
ingly. "Latterljs however, I have como
round to your views."
"Thero have been several articles In
various newspapers, and a good deal of
talk," Tavernake remarked, "which havo
been more effectual, I think. In bring
ing you round, than my advice. How
ever, what I wish to say to you Is this,
olr, that when I found myself unable to
Interest you In this scheme, I went into It
myself to some extent."
"Went Into It yourself?" Mr. Dowling
repeated. Incredulously. "What do you
mean, Tavernake? What do you mean,
"I mean that I have Invested my sav
ings In the purchase of several plots of
land upon this hillside," Tavernake ex
plained. "On your own account?" Mr. Dowling
demanded. "Your savings. Indeed!"
"Certainly." Tavernake answered.
"But It'a the firm's business, sir the
Arm's, not yours!"
"The firm had the opportunity," Taver
nake pointed out, "and were not Inclined
to avail themselves of It. If I had not
bought the land when I did, some one
else would havo bought the whole of it
Mr Dowling was obviously In a furious
"Do you mean to tell me, sir," he ex
claimed, "that you dared to enter into
private speculations while still an em
ploye of the firm? It is a most unheard
of thinff, unwarranted, ridiculous. I shall
require you, sir, to at once make over
the plots of land to us to the firm, you
understand. We shall give you your
price, of course, although I expect you
paid much more for It thari we should
have done. Still, we must give you what
you paid, and four per cent Interest for
"I am sorry," Tavernake replied, "but
I am afraid that I should require better
terms than that. In fact." ha continued,
"I do not wish to sell. J hayo given a
great deal of thought and time to this
matter, and I Intend to carry it out as
a personal speculation."
"Then you will carry it out, sir, from
Egg $7, Stove $7.25, Chestnut $7.50
Large Round Pea Coal. $5.50
tarn est Coal Yard In PhUadelphLi
OWEN LETTER'S SONS
Trenton Av. MtMttmrthad St
to 'scotch' the bfdlnanco Which has been
reported by the Finance Committee, pur
porting to call it special election to
authorize on increase In Indebtedness In
tho city to tho amount of $6,000,000 for
certain transit facilities, as specified
therein, In n manner which will mako
them utterly Impracticable. The passage
of that ordinance nnd tho holding of such
an election would bo equivalent to the
passage of no ordlnanco and tho holding
of no election, Tho people do not propose
td be footod,
"They are going to Insist upon the
pasago of ordinances calling for tho
holding of a spetyol election to aUthorlfo
an Increaso In the Indebtedness of the
rlty In tho amount of KOOO.000 for the
establishment of transit facilities.
"Thoy aro going lb Insist that theso
ordinances bo drawn In tho usual, cus
tomary nnd legal manner, and that they
shall be absolutely frco from novel and
uncertain provisions calculated to render
tho election Illegal or to make tho uso of
the money for any practlcablo purpose
"Ordinances wero drafted In the usual
customary and legal form at tho request
of the Department of City Transit and
wero Introduced In Councils and referred
to tho Flnanco Commltteo: the people aro
going to Insist that theso ordinances be
reported out, nmcndod, ns agreed. In
amount, and that they bo passed prompt
lj', nnd that tho 'fake' ordinances reported
out by the Flnanco Commltteo shall bo
TOWN MEETING PLANNED.
Philadelphia today began to arm for tho
fight against the Flnanco Commltteo's
"Joker" transit ordlnanco.
From every section responses came to
tho call for tho town meeting In tho
Academy of Muslo Wednesday lnstt.
To pave tho way for tho Academy
meeting district maes-mectlngs havo been
arranged In West Philadelphia nnd In
Olney tonight. In West Philadelphia tho
Woodland Avcnuo Improvement Associa
tion has called n protest meeting to bo
held In tho hall at 71sl street and Wood
land avenue. Alt Councllmcn from that
section havo been Invited to bo present
and declaro their position on tho two
divergent transit plans.
The Olney meeting will bo held In t'no
Olney Presbyterian Church, under tho
direction of the Olney Improvement Asso
ciation. Tomorrow night tho citizens of Ger
mantown nnd Chestnut Hill will plunge
Into tho fray with a meeting In tho town
hall. Tho following persons will speak:
Director Porter, Director Cooke, the Rev,
Charles L. Seasholcs, tho Rev. II. W.
Hatliaway, Samuel B. Scott and Robert
Tho following call for tho meeting has
been spread broadcast through German
town: A CALL TO ARMS!
Mara Meeting In Town Hall, German
town, Tuesday, February J3d, 8
p. m., to domnnd
REAL RAPID TRANSIT.
You aro called upon to protect your
Interests from tho greatest betrayal
somo other placo than from within the
walls of my office," Mr. Dowling declared,
furiously. "You understand that, Taver
nake?" "Perfectly," Tavernake answered. "You
wish me to leavo you. It Is very unwlso
of you to suggest It. but I am qulto pre
pared to go."
"You will either resell mo thoso lots at
cost price, or j-ou shall not set foot
within tho offlco again," Mr. Dowling In
sisted. "It Is a gross breach of faith,
this. I novcr heard of such a thing In
all my life. Most unprofessional. Impos
sible behavior!" i
Tavernako showed no signs of anger ho
simply turned a little away.
"I shall not sell you my land, Mr. Dowl
ing," ho said, "and U will suit me very
well to leave J'our employ. You appear,"
he continued, "to expect somo ono elso to
do tho wholo of tho work for vou whllo
you reap the entire profits. Those days
havo gone by. My business In tho world
Is to mako a fortune for mj'self, and not
"How dnro j-ou, sir!" Mr. Dowling cried.
"I never heard such Impertinence In my
"You haven't done a Btroke of work for
flvo yenrs," Tavernako went on, un
moved, "and my efforts havo supplied you
with a fairly good Income. In future,
those cftcrts will ho directed toward my
Mr. Dowling turned back toward the
"Young man," he said, "you can brazen
It out ns much ns j'ou llko, but you
havo been guilty of a gross breach of
faith I shall take caro that tho exact
altuatton Is made known In all responslblo
quarters. You'll get no situation with any
firm with whom I am acquainted I can
promise j-ou that. If j-ou have anything
moro to say to Dowling, Spence & Co.,
let It bo In writing "
They parted company there and then.
Tavernake and Bcatrlco went down tho
hill In silence.
"Does this bother you at all?" she In
"Nothing to speak of." Tavernako an
swered. "It had to come. I wasn't quite
ready but that doesn't matter."
"What shall you do now?" she asked.
"Borrow onoush to buy the wholo of the
hill." he replied.
She looked back.
"Won't that mean a great deal of
"It will be a big thing, of course," he
admitted. "Never mind, I dare say I shall
be able to Interest some one In It In any
case, I never meant Mr. Dowling to make
i fortune out of this."
They walked on In silence a little
further. Then she spoke again, with some
"I suppose that what you have done Is
quite fair. Leonard?"
Ha answered her promptly, without any
sign of offence at her question.
"As a matter of fact," he confessed,
"it is an unusual thing for any one in the
employ o a firm of estate agents to make
speculations on their own account in land.
In tills case, however, I consider that I'
was Justified, I have opened up three
building speculations for the Arm, on
each ope of, which they have made a
great deal of money, and r have not even
had my salary Increased, or any recog
nition whatever offered me. There Is a,
debt, of course, which an employe owes
to his employer. There Is also a debt,
however, which the employer owes to Jiljj
employe. In my case, I have never been
treated with the slightest consideration
of any sort What I have done I shall
f How many people when
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really tell when the danger
signal is displayed? With
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132 South 15 th Street
i" "i 'llll I llll IH
that has been threatened since tho Gas
Lease bf 190(1. Councils' propose to
brush aside the Transit Department's
plan, framed Intelligently In tho In
terests of long-Buffering strap-hangem
and to substitute an emasculated plan
framed solely In tho Interest of tho
Wilt you submit to this trlckcry7 In
1003 you killed tho gas Bnake. Will you
kill this one? You can do Itl Get
William If. Emhardt,
Thomas E. Clemens.
Presidents of Business nnd Improve
ment Associations of 23d Ward.
Senator Pcnrosd, when told of tho town
meeting, declared ho was heartily In favor
of rapid transit for this City nnd that ho
felt It should bo worked out (n good faith
and ft co-operatlvo spirit. Privately, ha
told friends ho fovored the Taylor plans
and would continue In this position until
some one could glvo htm a good reason to
chance his views.
Under the direction of Mayor Blanken
burg and the Committee of One Thousand
appointed by Director Taylor tho linos of
tho battle or being drawn. Business or
ganizations, trado bodies, patriotic asso
ctatlonn and Independent citizens loynlly
havo answered tho call to tho strong, tho
free and the progressive.
Tomorrow night tho United Business
Men'H Association, tho contral body of
nil tho business organizations In Phila
delphia, will meet and plan n series of
publlo demonstrations throughout the
iltj'. Representatives from tho various
trado organizations In the city will meet
tomorrow In tho rooms of tho Board of
Trado and place tnomBoivcs on rocoru
against Councils' trickery. Tho directors
of the Chamber of Commerce will take
similar uctlon at a meeting Wednesday
Another protest meeting, to be held to
night nt tho Olnej Presbyterian Church,
was announced this afternoon by E. J.
Lafforty, of tho Olney Improvement
League League members who have been
Informed of tho conference with Laffcrty
and Director Taylor this afternoon nro
expected to attend tho meeting in force
Employes of tho navy yard havo en
tered tho tight A committee of 100 has
been appointed and the worklngmen at
tho yard havo promised to go Into every
ward In Philadelphia and fight for real
rapid transit. Tho commlttoo will meet
tomr new nnd arrange to have TOO) LcaUo
Island workers attend tho mass-meeting
In tho Acndcmv of Music.
Telegrams, tolephono messages nnd per
Bonal calls today gavo Director Taylor as
surance that support from all classes of
citizens would bo accorded him In tho de
mand that Councils chango tho "Joker
ordinance so that tho people may get real
rapid transit. Instead of a Philadelphia
Rapid Transit Company substitute.
Whllo tho full list of spenkera for tho
public meeting In tho Academy of Music
has not been announced, it Is known that
Mayor Blankenburg and Director Taylor
will mako addresses.
Tho doors of tho Academy will bo
opened at 7:30 o'clock for thoso having
tickets, and at 8 o'clock tho general pub-
stick to. After nil, I am moro Interested
In making money for mj"self than for
They had reached tho corner of tho
field now, nnd turning Into the lnno com
menced thq steop descent. It was Sunday
evening, and from all tho llttlo con
venticles nnd tin churches below, tho
bells began their unmusical summons.
From further nwny In tho dlstnnco camo
tho more melodious chiming from the
Cathedral and the city churches. Tho
shriller and nearer note, however, pro
vailed. Tho whole medley of sound was
a discord. As they descended, they could
see tho black-coated throngs slowly mov
ing toward tho different plncos of wor
ship. There was something uninspiring
about It all She shuddered.
"Leonard," .she Bald, "I wonder why you
are so anxious to get on In tho world.
Why do you want to bo rich?"
Ho was glancing back toward tho hill,
the light of calculations In his eyes.
Once moro ho was measuring out thoso
plots of land, calculating rent, deducting
"We all seek different things," ho re
plied tolernntlj' "somo fame, some pleas
ure. Mr. Dowling, for Instance, has no
other ambition than to muddle round tho
golf links a few strokes better than hla
"And you?" she asked.
"It Is success I seek," he answered.
"Women, as a rule, do not understand.
You, for Instance, Beatrice, aro too
sentimental. I nm very practical, It Is
money that I want. I want money be
causo money means success."
"And afterwnrds?" she whispered.
He was attending to her no longer.
They wero turning now Into tho broad
thoroughfare at the bottom of tho lane,
at tho end of which a tramcar was wait
ing. He Bcilbbled a few final notes Ipto
"Tomorrow," ho exclaimed, with the
Joy of battle In his tone, "tomorrow tho
fight begins In earnest!"
Beatrice passed her hand through his
"Not only for you, dear filend, but for
me," she said.
"For you? What do j-ou mean?" he
"I have been trying to tell you all
day," she continued, "but you have been
too engrossed. Yesterday afternoon I
went to see Jlr. Orler nt tho Atlas
Theatre. I had my voice tried, and to
morrow night I am going to take n small
part In the new musical comedy."
Tavernake stared nt her In something
like consternation. His Ideas as to tho
stager and all that belonged to It were
of a primitive order. Mrs, Fitzgerald was
perhaps as near as possible to his Idea
of the type. He glanced Incredulously at
Beatrice slim, quietly dressed, yet with
the unmistakable, to him mysterious, dis
tinction of breeding,
"You an 'actress!" he exclaimed.
She laughed softly.
"Dear Leonard." she said, "this Is going
to be a part of your education. Tomorrow
night you shall come to the theatre and
wait for me at the stage door."
The amount carne4 after
paying all charges and ex
penses is applicable to divi
dends. When a property is en
cumbered with various obli.
cations and its "good will,'1
"future earnings" and "econ
omies" are included in the
capitalization, the share in its
earnings available for divi
dends is necessarily small,
Our offerings, capitalized
on actual replacement value
free of entanglements and
already earning satisfactorily,
give assurance of steady and
You should have our book
Jet. The subject of dividends
is thoughtfully discussed.
The. White Investing Company
Morris JUuildW PMUdaJplL
lie will e admitted Tickets admission
can bo obtained at the various "'
omces Anticlpdtlng even a throng
than attended the meeting of January 14,
overflow meetings for those i who cannot
be accommodated In tho Academy are
This nfternobn the Committee of One
Thousand will address appeals to employ
ers of labor in Philadelphia requesting
that they nnnoitnce tho mass-meeting to
their workers and permit the men to "lop
work ono hour earlier Wednesday 111 or
der that they may get to tho Academy
of Muslo In tlmo for tho meeting.
James J. Mullen, nn emploj-o of the
Lenguo Island Navy Ynrd, has Issued tho
following statement, which lays down the
position of the League Island men In the
"Wo Intend to fight to n finish for the
enforcement of the Tnylor plan. The
working men and women of tho city aro
not going to bo deceived by any trick or
subtcrfugo such as tho Flnanco Com
mltteo of Councils Is attempting to Jam
"The publlo must bo warnod that tho
assuranco of a B-cent faro with free
transfors-as arranged for under tho Tay
lor plan receives no consideration what
ever In tho plan which City Councils are
now pursuing. ,
"It Is tho fight of tho pooplo ngalnst
a handful of men who aro bold enough
to attempt to put across a deal moro In
iquitous than tho gas steal.
"Now Is tho tlmo to act. Don't wait
until tho damage Is dono nnd then com
plain, every woming man mm wuiuiuu
every citizen, overy Individual who be
lieves In Just and right must get on tho
firing lino and defeat this grab.
"Tho working men of tho Philadelphia
Navy Yard at Loaguo Island have
pledged their support to tho Taylor plan
and will go Into every ward In tho city
and fight for It."
Members of tho committee who signed
the cnll for tho town meeting met in tho
ofTIco of Director Taylor, together with
members of tho Mayor's Cabinet At tho
conclusion of tho meeting, a brief state
ment declaring that tho "'fight Is on" was
Issued. Tomorrow afternoon another
meeting, this tlmo with tho members of
the commltteo of 1000 attending, will bo
held In tho Adclphla Hotel td perfect
nrrangemonts for tho Academy meeting.
Chairman Connolly, of tho Finance Com
mittee, which reported into Councils tho
"joker" ordlnanco against which nil Phil
adelphia Is now arrayed In opposition, de
clared that tho action of tho Mayor In
calling tho town mooting probably Is only
a political move mado In view of tho ap
proaching Mayoralty election.
1000 GERMANS CAPTURED
IN FIGHT NEAR TARNOW
Petrograd Claims Repulso of Offen
sive in Gallcia.
PETROGRAD, Feb. 22.
During tho last two days tho Russian
forces nt Zakllczyn, In Gallcia In tho re
gion southwest of Tarnow, captured 1000
The Teutonic Allies attempted an offen
svo against tho Russian column In north
central Gallcia. Despite Its aggrosslvo
character, tho stubborn reslstanco devel
oping into a countor-offcnslvo checked the
enemy with heavy losses In slain and tho
captuio of 1000 prisoners.
Dr. "William O. Griggs
Dr. William O. Griggs, a practicing
physician for many years and long asso
ciated with the Hahnemann Medical Col
lege, died yesterday nt tho home of his
son. Dr. William B Griggs, 1320 North
12th street, from an attack of heart dis
ease. Doctor Griggs, who was 70 jears
old, was graduated from tho Jefferson
Medical College In lKftl. For 20 years he
was chairman of tho Arts ahd Science
Commltteo nt tho Franklin" Institute,
whero he held a Ufa membership. Ab a
student of nntlqulty, ho possessed a valu
able collection of Washington relics and
firearms used In the Revolutionary War.
Doctor Grlggo leaves a widow and three
sjns. Dr. William B. Griggs, Albert E.
and Fred C Griggs.
Michael W. Montgomery
Mlohacl W. Montgomery, a Civil War
veteran, who for 28 j-ears was superin
tendent of tho Falrmount market, 22d and
Spring Garden streets, Is dead at his
home, 772 North 23th street. Ho was 7J
years old. and his death was duo to a
complication of diseases. Mr. Montgom
ery was a member of tho Anthony J.
Drcxcl Lodge, 1096, I. O. O. F., and tho
Anna M. Ross Post, 91, G A. R. Ho
served throughout tho Civil Wnr as an
Infnntrymnn with tho 93th Regiment,
Pennsylvania Volunteers. Tho funeral
services will bo held at his lato homo
Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Lloyd E. Johnson
Word of the death of Lloyd V. John
son, formerly, professor of commercial
law nt the University of Pennsylvania,
was received hero todaj' from Albany,
Ga, He had been a sufferer from tuber
culosis for the last three years, and re
signed from the University fnculty In
tho hope of regaining health In tho West
Recently ho moved to Georgia. Mr.
Johnson lived formerly In fills city at
4703 Hazel avenue npd was n member of
the firm of Moorehead & Johnson. His
body will be sent to Milwaukee, Wis.,
his natl e city, for burial.
HAMl'RON. In lovlne memory of WILLIAM
IIAMPSO.V, died February 51, 1S0S1. Also
HUGH HAMI'SON, illert February 7, ISaT.
Win: AND MOTIIEIt.
ItEAIi ESTATE EOB SALE
TWENTY of my all-stone houses were
x sold lust season, notwithstanding un
usual business conditions.
This was because of my exceptional
offering of location, price and terms.
Send me your address and- lefc me tell
you about my various tracts and terms,
prices $5000 to $20,000, all-stpnq residences.
, Fifteen minutes from Broad street by
train or 5-cent fare by trolley.
ssed 83 m: Fnt fmnt wlwtartM "sH
IlAlinEn.-.On rebruary2l in .
Urn. N. J,
nr.KUKr.I, On Fbrunrr m ,.
MAN J nnnmtr ..If...10' lots. tt,- .
nlo members of milo Loom !?. '"tWiJ
A. M., rhllaflelphla CMfat?'.Vi',p-Mi
Temple, are Invlt-i 7 ..."i7 Ma 1m i'
ervfcM, nt hla late rslaB 1 .'."ttlia
ave., on Tuesday, Fehruary jh1 7.8, "tonl
Interment at West Laurel liln4 nil
AufninAh I. ..J-. rcl. Hill Pa....rt,i
PWts Wease'coM. ll6ch. W 7'
nnSttlCK. At Bemera Pntnt J
'.. On Februarv 51 . . 'Jfl
.the ilelatlv'e"'.nSP,r? aA"M Kj
1,. mii... -'.. r,,u u vu - :m
rjldenc. Ill Mckinley ave .LJtamtfi
Wodnesday, at S:jo t. ff A.5?ft,"i. X
mem private. --wraj, sutM
HfST0" February si mi w. I
OAIIET A., wife of U. M AiJJL1'' J'AIM
,v ah w.-.zJt? "V cannon. fcs..L::
a orvlces on Wednesday, ai AsiWi. "mi
iam rcsrarnep, 1434 North rtiJ. i? ' ' bsi
ment ut Seaforil. Del. " 07U' " Inier.
"ALTON. On Februarr 21. lam v......
uvnm, , widow of Patrick DaiKn i!' ai
on Thursday, man .!.' "i """"P.. rn,TiJ
Solemn h.uuicm M" Vlm- "MuMmg
Church, at 0 30 a.
) aon of James M. and Elliab(h'i?A"E
Dowds. Funcml nn v,.ffE," Dmialie.
JOHNSON. On February
"h 1MB. ID.3
from her late residence, Oermant0i. "
and Hroadjxe road, Plymouth TownS?!,'1.
Tuesday afternoon, 20d (net., at " 2'fV S
Trolley leaves Main nnd DeKalb it," NaVS1
town, at 1120 p. m. Interment pr"t,I?0m
JUflisa. on February 21, 1015 Bit,-.
U. husband of Annie Jones Wj.Pw'
Wednesday, at 2 11. m.. from 21W 7Si.
ssir InUrment at Wc" Twfca
nieo employes of Charlea J, Klenlinr iZrr Sa
vltcd to attend tho luneral aorvlc.J'ln M
day, nt 2 p. m.. nt tha reeldinci 3 ? Si
mother, spirt Kat York at! fSffiLS!.1 'i
icjar nut cometory. M
KINSELL On February 20. lain vi.'
daughter of Joaopl, A. and 'nhoSi jukiM
Funeral, to which tha relatives u,a itrth-S
are Imlted. on Tuesday ;fi7iJfniA?
r1atl o'clock, from her. lit. lis'SSff,
i".v viicainui si. interment private, iiit.
minster Cemotery. Remains may " YI.S&
on Monday evonlnir. from 7 to 10 lmi
KOLLKIl. On Fehrunrv 21. mil! un ,...'
S. KOLLEIt, It. hla 83th year. ririatKi iJ 1
friends ara Invited to attemi iha ,...., " 3
Ices, on Thursday, at 2 p. m. preclielr, a"5i,
late residence, C18 North 4th at,
KltAUSZ. On February 21, 1015, at aerials
leildenco, 2411 North Carlisle at" Sobak
widow of William Krauaz. Duo nolle. miK
hi will uo riven from her late niUno?
lAItltY. On February 21, 1013. iwj
Iilinw. husbtnd of Airnea Jjiiturn i
Funeral on Wednesday. February SVl3S(i
(I ,m.. from, 13JJ Palmer st. To smcivatat
Falmcr Vault Interment private, it Maost'
T..tTATt fn y.hma.w nAim, T-n ...... ...
husband of Elizabeth A. Lamar, itti if :
jmto iiiiini-n uiju inonas are InYUefl IS
attend the funeral services, on Wedneidti
Afternoon, at t o'clock, at his late residence.
0018 Ludlow Terrace Interment at Frnl
Cemetery. Remains may bo viewed Tueidu
evening, from 7:30 to 0 o'clocW.
MAKTINDALE On tha 20th Inat, EUZA- -'
Ili:TH J. MAim.NDALn, In her fjlh mr. ',
TnlntttAa linH frlnnrfa urn Invtin, (a .,.,-i "'
tho services, at her lato residence. SSBO
North 12th at., on Tuesday afternooa, the
23d Inst., at 2 p. m. precisely. IMermeat
McCLKNNAN On February 10,1015, ELIZA
Iinitll McCI.ENNAN. mother of the Ills
Kutlierinn Hnrblson wife of Thomas B, liar
bison Hclntlvea nnd friends are milted l)
attend the funeral servUca. on Tuetdsr.nl
V. i,i. precisely, nt her lata home JJ1 W.
lsiunlnnna o Interment private,
MKGAItGEK On February 20,1013,GConOE
M MEUAnoni;, ItclcUlveu and friends are
Invited to attend the funeral icrvlcet on
'lucHdo, tho ?3d lnvt Rt 2 p. m. Drcllitlr. at
hla late residence, 0S07 Qulncy St., German
to n. Intciment private. Kindly omit
MKYKK. On February 21. 1013, ELSIE ,
Mr.VEIt. wife of Otto Mover. Funeral lew
irt-s tin Wednesday, at 1 d. m . at her 1st
rosldcnce. IIU72 Reno at. Interment KorUH-.
rA.-. fAms taivf nJL 1
MONTOOMniiV.' On February 10, IDllM'Sl
UMAUl, vv., nusoanu ' .Marina v. uou..,.
Romery. In the 7.ld ." of hla age. Rilitlrui
ana menus, niso a. v. uroxei iaoso, iwa. :
y r rt r.. .. , n... n.i, ni fl A. J
Jt.. and MerehintH of Falrmount Market, tnjm
invttcu to attend xno lunerai semen
Welnetday nftenmon t 2 o'clottc sreclMbvH
at his lato residence. lis B.am .,'"
ment Drlvatu. Remains run be M'M Taaji
dnv cvenlnc between tho hours ol 7 snj f
MYi:i;s. Passed nway. at 7 a. m. Runlsr,
1 eoruary i, ivio, Airs. ;u.tiij ww.
wMnu nf T.nllla Vtv.r, ftf PentrS POlDL
Montgomery County, Pa. Services will H
held at tha Gorman Baptist Heme. 21 at.
lillto. above Church lono (70.12 2d K. PtJeJ.
Philadelphia. Tuesday. Tobruary 23, at if
p m Services will also do nem si &, I
Wednesday, February 24. at entaa ChurcJ, J!
Montgomery County. Church can be. reackua,
by trolley from Norrlstown to Biupaaex.
mains will bo interred in ctrteter it S
OLSON. On February 31, 1911 JOHN
OLSON, husband of tha late, Carolina OUen.
runc.ru! services on vvcnnesaav, i "iv-p."!
nt his lato residence, 2140 South Hancock L d
intrmpm pprnwoou uei;,rj. .... gj
RniNKincit. . On February -21, l'Vf
TltANKLIN II. U.. husband or Anna b. j
Schneider, runernl "services on Thursday.,; t-.
7j n m.. at th residence oi us ""? ,
law. Josipfi Ol Lebo 68T.0 Willows aye. 1
torment Friday, at Orvvln ra. , h, ,..
STUVENS. On February 21. 1010. st W U
WiRTnyT 0h5.brtL So Sg1
invited to attend the funeril JiervWfc 1
ment private.; at Arlington Cemetery, fl
!SI?ns may bi viewed Monday evening, frCS
7:30 to 0 o'clock. ,-., MiK.i
-iV kivrov On February 20. 1915. Mi ,
"NIB. B, WILKINSON. Relative. sin-M
are invited to atie m u "-; n.'ndr,S
at 2 p. in., from tnj reaiosneo . -. ;StitL
EEAIi EiTATE EOR SAI1T J
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