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VOL. I-NO. 130
PHILADELPHIA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1015.
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FALLS TO SUBMARINE
IN ENGLISH CHANNEL
fi Norse Collier, Picking Way
Through Strait, Sinks
Near Scene of Disaster
to Norwegian Vessel Bel
ridge. Kegin Goes Down in Quarter of
an Hour Crew Saved by
Nearby Ships, But Lose All
Their Possessions Taken
tONDONr Feb. 23.
-1Im lrlaB rrtvifl liprft tnnlfftit
tttjt " (he tcamhtp Cnrlli, of the Clyde
i i. fmm riiarlpainn. d. d.. to llrfmen.
i Germany, with cotton, struck it mine off the
German count In the Hortn ea nnu n sone
to the bottom
LONDON, Feb. 23.
Another neutral vessel fell Victim today
to tho German' submarine. Tho Nor
wegian steamship Begin was torpedoed
In the English Channel off Dover between
e and 7 o'clock this morning. Sho sank
In less than 15 minutes. Several Channel
' ships closed In about hor and picked up
the 52 members of her crew, who were
obliged to abandon their possessions. They
wero taken to Dover.
"The Kegln Is tho second neutral vessel
sent to tho bottom by German .subma
rines since tho Von Tlrpltz submarine.
blockade against merchantmen was
' The first victim nlso was a Norwegian
tcssel, the Delrldgc, which was torpedoed
. Off Folkestone on February 19. Tho Ilegln
was sunk today In almost tho same spot,
' indicating that tho submarlno terrors still
constitute! a menaco to trade.
The Ilegln, of 1841 tons, was en routo
from Ncwcastlc-bn-Tynp to Bordeaux,
laden with coal. She Sid not heed tho
warning of the German Admiralty to neu
tral vessels to take the route around the
north of Scotland. Instead she salted
through tho North Sea, hugging tho Brlt-
tsh coast, and was proceeding through tho
channel when attacked
' "Bie sinking of the Bclrldgo last Friday
aroused Intense Indignation In Norway.
The second attack upon a Norwegian
steamship by German submarines Is ex-
, pected to bring a protest lodged In most
. emphatic terms from tho Norwegian
'"' Government. Norway Is not likely to
accept the German viewpoint that since
the Ilegln disregarded the warning not
, ' to attempt a passage of the channel eho
did so iat her own risk. Tho Norwegian
Einbassy here, however, refused to mako
any comment this afternoon pending an
official report from the captain of the
Recln. . ,
' The first jrgport received hero from
Dover said that, the coaler had sink a
few miles off that 'port, but that It was
imt .known whether sho- had been tor-
yepocu or iiuu eirucrc a mine. j. laier
dispatch stated definitely that tho Ilegln
Ijnsd been torpedoed by one of the Ger
man submarines waiting In tho channel
, to. Attack British shipping qr British
transports: It is presumed that this Inn
'formation came from members of the
' crew after they wero landed at Dover.
BRITISH VESSEL REPORTED
VICTIM OF SUBMARINE
EASTBOUHNE. England'. Feb. 23.
, t,A sieamsnip, Denevea 10 oe a urutsn
'collier, Is In distress about 12 miles from
. -Eaitbourne. It Is believed that Bhe has
.teen attacked by a German submarine.
r -Great quantities of steam are rising
' from her. A lifeboat has aone to her as-
; ,, slatance from Eastbourne.
,. Eastbourne Is a famous watering place
in the County of Sussex. It Is on the
Concluded on Paso Four
Pretty nice weather for a holiday, wasn't
U? And, further than that, It was rather
convenient to have a day off fall on Mon
day. The best Is yet to come, Decoration
Day and the Fourth of July both arrive
on Sunday, which brings the celebration
on Monday. Not so bad, eh7 That means
two and a half consecutive days for the
holiday on thpse occasions. It would not
be a bad Idea, we have always thought,
for the powers-that-ba simply to do away
With movable feasts as far as days of
the week, are concerned, and decree that
our big holidays should all be celebrated,
on the nearest Monday to the accurate
date. It would not be as pleasant from
the sentimental point of view, but the
ban who genuinely appreciates a day off
Cares Uttln nhftllf fcnntlmAnt TTnwmv..
p- i'd better wake up. But you can't blame
I) J Whv ntinlitriri'f warm im !( tti.
ivy EVi,. w.tij.ti.s j .t-iit..
, lnstt tied, with probably rain tonight
vTind Wednesday; eUghtly warmer to-
tWW; fresh southerly winds,
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WOMEN HOLD BALANCE
OF POWER IN CHICAGO POLL
Lnrgo Vote at Primary Four Candi
dates for Mayoralty Hopeful.
CHICAGO, Feb. 23.-A heavy vote was
being cast early today In the ftldermanto
primary, long lines of men and women
being at the polls before tho opehlng de
spite a light rain.
Women vied with men for positions In
the line. Tho women were conceded to
hold tho balance of power In the elec
tion, thero being 218,712 women registered
to 417.189 men.
. State's Attorney Hoyne's men this
morning arrested 15 men on charges of In
timidation nnd alleged fraud. Special po
llco reserves to tho number of 200 wero
held In readiness to bo rushed to booths
whero Intimidation of voters was ex
Each of tho four leading candidates for
Mayor was confident of tho nomination.
Mayor Carter II. Harrison, candidate fot
n sixth term, predicted victory by 3o,000
to 45,000. Itobert M, Swcltzer, Itoger Sul
livan's candidate for tho Democratic nom
ination against Harrison, saw himself
named 'by 80,000. Judgo Harry Olson and
William Halo Thompson, rivals for the
Kepubllcan nomination, predicted victory
by 60,000 and 40,000 votes respectively.
LAUGHING BEAUTIES GAIN
RAPID TRANSIT RECRUITS
"Dancing Around" Girls Wngo Win
ning Campaign With Buttons.
Two carloads of laughing beauties,
framed In fluffy gowns, furbelows and
emltes, descended upon the shopping dis
trict this afternoon and stopped traffic
In all directions. They were tho pick of
tho "Dancing Around" company's chorus
and carried thousands of transit buttons
which' they pinned on tho coats of every
ono w'h.rV passed wherever they happened
Starting from the Lyric Theatre, where
tho show Is now playing, the girls drove
their two autos to Ledger Central at
Broad and Chestnut streets and tagged
every one who got within arm's length.
When business men and youths out for
lunch saw who was doing the tagging
thero was a general centre rush for but
tons. "You must keep It on till you havo rapid
transit," said one violet-eyed girl, as sho
pinned a button on tho. lnpel of a gray
haired business man.
"I'll do It for your sake," said tho man.
Down Chestnut' street the girls wero
whisked, and they showered everybody
with buttons enroute. Then they sped
to Mnrket street, and stopping outside
Lit Brothers' store, won many hundred
more transit supporters with a button
and n unvllfl. In a few minutes they
wore the centre of attraction, and when
Policeman Hnllenbeck went to lertfitei tho
troubfo tho beniity blockade taggedKJm
several times. The girls then daslrbd
out Market! street, and everywhere they
stopped they added hundreds to tho cause
of rapid transit.
GIRL IS PRISONER IN '
Detainer Said to Be Members
of Pasfor -Russell's Party in
Ruth Galbratth, tho 17-year-old daugh
ter of Mrs. Elizabeth Galbralth, formerly
of this city, but now residing in Atlantic
City, Is being detained against her will
In tho annex of Pastor RuusscU's taber
nacle In Brooklyn, N. Y., according to
Eugene Raymond, an attorney who has
brought habeas, corpus procedlngs for tho
possession of the girl before Judge Brown
In tho Municipal Court.
Miss Galbralth la the half sister of Mrs.
Grace M. Hollister, wife of William J.
Holllster, said to be one of the .Pastor
Russell's press agents. In the writ, which
calls for the surrender of the girl and Is
returnable In two weeks, the name of
Pastor Russell does not appear. Accord
ing to the lawyer, however, Russell de
nies all knowledge of the whereabouts of
the missing young woman.
The habeas corpus proceedings are the)
outgrowth of efforts to locate the girl in
January, 1913. At that time proceedings
were brought In the Orphans' Court In
this city, in which the Land Title and
Trust Company was made guardian of
tho girl's estate. The property was be
queathed to her by her father, James F.
Galbralth. who beforo his death was pro
prietor of a stoneyard at, 2Sdand Market
etreets. The Income frqm the estate la
now (600 per year, but will be Increased
to 1720 within the next three years.
Several years ago. It Is declared, while
on an errand to a grocery store, the girl
picked up a tract written by Pastor Rus
sell, who now Is said to be a millionaire,
and carried it home. The article found Ita
way Into the hands of her half-sister, who
subsequently, against tha wlsh.es of her
mother, became the bride of Holllster,
Last spring the Holllsters went to At
lantic City, where Ruth was. making her
home with her mother,. According to AV
torney Raymond. Pastor Russell opened
a movlng-plcture place at the shore re
sort, and the Holllsters asked Ruth to
act In the capacity of usher. When the
Holllsters left for Brooklyn. Mrs. Gal
bralth declares, Ruth could not be
located. , -.-
A demand then was made on Pastor
Jlusselt for the return of the girl, but
he denied knowledge of her whereabouts.
When the petition for the writ of
habeas corpus la called for a hearing
beforo Judge Brown on 3urJajr. an
effort' -will be made to show that tho
girl had been taken away from her homo
unlawfully, and that.. having the custody
of the girl, the HpllUtera are trying to
get. possession of her estate.
WIN SUIT AGAINST II. R.
Supreme Court Sustains Damage
Verdict for Excessive Bate Charges.
WASHINGTON, Fno, 2tHoldlng that
a reparation order of the Interstate Com
merce Commission la virtually conclu
sive, evidence of the right ol " ag
grieved shipper to recover In a ',:
law. the United States ""If -Sw
today decide against tha WlgliVW
Railroad in proceedings l"u"htwi.
Meeker & Co., coal shippers of the Wy
oming Valley- field of Pennsylvanla.
The company sued to tecoyer JWhft
In damages, tho amount awarded by the
commission In reparation for overcharges
on coal shipments from the Wyoming
Valley to New York.
Jason Arrives Safe at Bristol
WASHINGTON. Feb. H-Safev mvI
of the United States collar JaKn-JlB
Christina ihlp-t BrUtoi. Bnghtnd, y
terday, after pawing through th war
self rin tmtolnm Bwetjmf. w T
Ti. ., k. TwuLH-imcnt this antr1
21f&4l V . .te. &r ?-, -
Tho group above is tho fast Central High School basketball squad. Reading from left to right, those stand
ing are B. Jobbin, W. Ward (captain), W. White. The players in the lowor row are A. Tarr, Coach
Usalton, W. Butler, R. Fowler and E. Do Long.
STATE'S FIRST VICTIM
OF ELECTRIC CHAIR
DIES AT DAYBREAK
New Law of Common
wealth Enforced With
out the Slightest Mis-
Ljchancexat? the Peniten
tiary Near Belle.fonte.
rnoi i. STAIT COBHSSPONDKNT.
BELLEFONTE, Pa., Feb. 23.-John
Talap died at gray dawn today In the
new deathhouse of the Western Peni
tentiary, a fow miles east of horc. He
was Pennsylvania's flret victim of tho
electric chair. Talap was In the chair
exactly eight minutes before he was pro
nounced dead., Tho execution was abso
lutely devoid of any ghastliness and was
a vindication of tho law substituting elec
tricity for hanging. Talap was a Potts
town man. He murdered his wlfo.
The 23 men In the room hnd but a
fleeting glimpse of Talap's faco as he
was brought In between two guards.
Then the heavy death mask was clamped
over his face. One solemn feoture of
the execution stood out above all others
and held the attention of every witness.
It was the figure of tho Greek Cuthollo
priest, who. had spent the night In the
cell with Talap. He knelt on a mat di
rectly In front of the death chair. In
his hand was a cruclnx and the priest's
manual of prayer.
The priest's face bore a look of glorious
calm. Not the shadow of a tremor, not
the least tightening of the muscles
showed. He knelt motionless as a statue
until the young-looking physician turned
and saldi "Gentlemen: I pronounce this
PHILADELPHIA! PULLS SWITCH.
A Phlladelphlan pulled the switch that
sent Talap to eternity.
It la an unwritten law of executions
that those who do the actual killing for
Continued on race Two
WILSON DEFENDS HIS CHOICE
Considers Minority Members of Trade
In regard to the dissatisfaction of SenaV
tors with President Wilson's appoint
ments to the Interstate Trade Commission
has not reached the White House.
President Wilson said today that he
considered W, H. Parry, of Seattle, nnd
George Rublee, of New Hampshire, to be
Republicans and that he did not think
tha Republican Senators had any cause
for complaint against them on the ques
tion of party regularity.
REBELLIOUS PIUTES DISLODGED
Indians, Driven From tCow Canon,
Fortify New Stand.
SALT LAKE CITY. Utah. Feb. 23.
According to a dispatch received late to
day the rebellious Pute Indians, who are
Intrenched In C6w Canon, weer driven
from that place and, with reinforcements,
are fortifying themselves, against a set
tlement known as Butler's Wash, which
la eight miles west of Bluff-
A strong posse la organizing In Bluff to
advance on the Indian's position.
HEAVVSTQpM IN WEST
CHICAGO. "eb. 23. A severs sleet
storm raged today In Iowa, Nebraska.
Missouri and the Dakotas. following the
rnlld. weather of the past week.
Tho storm was moving eastward and
will be followed by miwh lower tempera
tures. Wlra service acros the storm
area Is seriously crippled.
Baby's Body Found in Creek
The body of a new-born baby was
found floating today lit Frankford Creek
at Pratt street by two boys, who notl.
fl4 the poU of tho Belgrade sad
ClMfiU tst station. Tha body wa
(jifctu to tt Mwgufc
WEST PHILADELPHIA FIVE TODAY
THE UPRIGHT MAN IS
ONLY GOOD CITIZEN,
SAYS BELLY SUNDAY
Evangelist Praises John
D. Rockefeller for "Not
Forgetinjgv v G p,;.(l ,a.n id
"No man Is a good citizen of Philadel
phia or Boston unless ho Is upright and
against evil. I don't give n rap how
much money he haB or where he may live.
I don't care whether ho lives In Over
brook, on Chestnut street or at 8th and
Vino streets, or on Beacon street or
That was the way "Billy" Sunday do
flncd a good citizen In the tabernacle this
afternoon when he preached one of his
most stirring sermons.
He urged all church members to live
so closo to Jesus Christ that their lives
might make the devil wince. At tho closo
of his sermon 113 men and women "hit
the sawdust trail."
Whllo Bpeaklng of the need of living
daily for Christ and of tho requisite
of sincerity whether a man be rlch'or
poor, "Billy" paid tribute to John D
Rockefeller by saying :
"God gets tho tag end of everything
from a lot of you people. Yet you want
the best. Well, you won't get it. Give
God something worth while. I've had a
lot of admiration for John D. because he's
never forgotten God Almighty nnd tho
Lord Jesus Christ, with all his business
cares. He's always good four-square on
thnt. . Don't you forget It It matters not
what else you may say against him,
;you can't charge him with forgetting
that. I don't owe him anything and don't
expect to get anything. But I'll give any
man his Just praise whenhe stands by the
church nnd Jesus Christ."
"That's tho trouble wltha lot of you
people. After you've got a little money
you lose your sense nnd your religion.
PLEA FOR "CHRISTIAN HOME"
A plea for the Christian home also was
made. Sunday urged that men prove
their Christianity so their wives' testi
mony might get them Into heaven.
"Some of you men want (o give your
wife flowers while she's alive, Instead of
Continued on Page Twr
WOMAN LEAPS FROM
Plunges 500 Feet to Death-r-Ill
Health Cause of Sensational
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23.-Mrs. W, F.
Cockrell, of Polray, Va., leaped' 00 feet
down the' shaft of Washington Monument
at 4 o'clock this , afternoon.
MM. CockreH rode to within three land
ings of the top of the monument and,
stepping from th elevator, allowed It to
pass ppward before she leaped down the
She left a riots saying ill health was the
cause of her act .
Col. W. W. Hartz. superintendent of
buildings and, grounds, who reached the
monument a few mjnutes after t o'clock,
closed the rrtaln doors at the ground and
sent for tho coroner. The suicide was the
first In the history of the Washington
Tha note found on the woman's body
was addressed to the woman'a husband
and read In part:
"Forgive roe, sweetheart This Is th
nly way out.' Always remember that I
believe you the dearest husband In the
world. Fleas? byry' my body."
VERDICT AGAINST CITY STANDS
Supreme Court Upholds Finding in
Favor of Welsbach. Company.
The Unite States Supreme Court to
day refused to review a verdict Of fOO0
obtained by the Welsbuso Street Light
ing Company of Chisago in lower Federal
court asaliwt tb etty of PhUa6lphl4 to
UUgatlo growing n ot a lighting con
tract reiraraisg wbtafc ihja wjas, a di.
JACK JOHNSON BALKS
AT JUAREZ TRIP; MAY
BECOME REAL CUBAN
Demands Carranza Protec
tion, But Will Scarcely
; Get, It years ,- U. S.
"-White Slavery' Charges
MayvLand Him in Jail.
HAVANA, Feb. 23. Jack Johnson,
heavyweight champion of tho world, de
cided definitely not to go to Mexico unless
General Carranza and tho other leaders
assured him full protection. This de
cision removes any possibility of his
fighting Jess Wlllard at Juarez.
The negro fighter Is determined to keep
out of the clutches ot American authori
ties, and he said today that he would
becomo a Cuban citizen If possible. He
will visit the ofllce of tho Secretary of
State tomorrow to learn what Bteps will
bo necessary to attain this end.
EL PASO, Texas, Feb. St. Despite the
statements of Jack Curley, promoter, and
those Interested with him, that the flght
surely will take place, there Is a growing
conviction that the championship battle
between Jack Johnwn nnd Jess Wlllard
will not be fought at Juarez.
The reason Is; Jack Johnson Is afraid
to go to Mexico. He does not want to be'
returned to the United States to answer
the white slavery and fugltlve-from-Jus-tlce
charges holding over him. He be
lieves he will be convicted again and face
a term In prison. This would eliminate
htm from the pugllisUo map whether
champion or not.
The fact that Johnson hinted that Ha
vana would be a good place for tho title
bout to be decided bears out this conten
tion. The big black knows he Is safe In
Cuba and he knows he may not be so
In Mexico, especially In Juarez with only
a bridge separating htm from that coun
try and the United States.
The announcement by Curley that the
fight may- have to be postponed Is taken
by those on the outside to mean that the
promoter Is rather dubious about pulling
off the big go. He Insists that If the
flght Is postponed It will be for only, a
week or so. El Paso wants the flght.
The people here want to see n bout for
the world's title. But how can they see
one If the champion will not be here to
step Into the ring? And between the lines
In Johnson's dispatches to Curley can be
seen the fact that the "big smoke" Is
afraid to place his liberty In Jeopardy,
PENN RELAY TO C03IPETE
IN THREE-CQItNEKED RACE
Quaker Team Will Itace New York
and Boston Runners.
University of Pennsylvania's famous
one-mile relay team haa been selected to
represent Philadelphia In a three-cornered
Intercity relay race, to be staged
at .Newark; on Saturday night. They will
compete against New York and Boston.
This Is the first time that the three
ctles have ever been brought together In
such a contest.
The Philadelphia quartet will consist
of J. E. Meredith, Intercollegiate 440
yards champion and world's record holder
(or the 800-mtjters and half-mile; Captain
Donald F. Llpplncott, joint holder of the
world's record for 220 yards; Frank Kauf
man and Joe Lock wood. These men can
average close to 60 seconds each on an in
door track, and If tha Phltadelphtans
don't win they will make the victors cre
ate a new rocord.
The Boston and New York teams will
lllewlse represent the best quarter mllers
of those two cities. The Boston team Is
the one the local men fear most. Twice
Boaon and New York have met at this
distance and both times tho New Eng
For tho most part the Boston team will
be composed pf men from the Boston A.
A-. the star of whose team U Tom Hal
pin, with a record of 43 seconds for the
quarter mile. Halpln and Mtredlth have
had. a good many thrilling races, hut
Meredith haa always been ! to. take
the measure of tho BostonlaR.
All of the Quaker runner are training
hard for thl event and. are In good
chspf. Captain Llpplncott. who ran his
jlrst mcu jMt week tins hi Injury of
nsarlyi a ytar ago who hs pulled ten
doa, wm wpleiy rseovfjeo.
TODAY'S BASKETBALL RESULTS
Central High School 17 8 25
West Philadelphia High School. . . 14 ip 24
Central High School, 2d 4 10 - 14
West Phila. High, 2d '16 5 21
Swarthmorc Preps 10 13 ' 23
Chestnut Hill Academy 9 12 , - 21
De Lanccy School 20 17 .i 37
Wilmington Friends' School. 17 io ', 27
DUAL TRACK MEET RESULT
Episcopal Academy 21
Central High School 51
'JOKER' TRANSIT ORDINANCE
IS FATALLY DEFECTIVE,
JOHN G. JOHNSON'S OPINION
IN RAPID TRANSIT FIGHT
John G. Johnson gives opinion
that Finance Committee's trick
ordinance is legally and "fatally
Two reasons arc given for this
The first is that the ordinance
improperly signifies indebtedness
of city should be increased to des
ignated sum, "based on assessed
valuation of taxable personal prop
erty." The second is that the course of
constructioii is specifically limited
and does not include delivery loop.
Citizens mobilize in all sections
of city to continue fight for Taylor
plan or none.
Seven clear-cut questions are to
be put to Councilmcn and the atti
tude of every one of the people's
representatives is to be placed on
Committee of Ono Thousand
meets to perfect arrangements for
great mass-meeting at Academy of
Music tomorrow night.
Address by Director Taylor at
the Chamber of Commerce, when
assistance of commercial bodies is
Dig mass-meeting in Town Hall,
Gcrmantown, tonight, which will
. be attended by representatives of
' every business and fraternal or
ganization in that section.
PLAN SPOILED BY
UPSETTING A CHAIR
Noise Arouses Family and
She Is Caught at Door
With Bag Containing
$700 While Chugging
Auto Waits at Corner.
A chair upset by 17-year-old Hose Sllver
Bteln as ahe Btolo through ber home. 7116
Germantown, avenue, gathering money
and Jewels, early tlila morning, arouse!
J. B. SUversteln, her father, and pre
vented an elopement.
"When SUversteln and his son, Jacob,
went out to Investigate they found a taxi
cab chugging at the corner nnd later
came upon Benjamin Leavens, of Hi
North 8th street. Leavana was arrested.
Miss SUversteln had obtained TOO In cash
and Jewelry valued at 20 when she was
Interrupted, according to tho police.
SUversteln found her at the frpflf, door
with a bag packed with money and cloth
ing In her hand.
Policeman Ballentlne appeared and
searched for the occupant of the cab. II.
B. Hughes, the chauffeur, said he had
been given J5 to meet a man at the
corner. Just then a figure appeared near
the SUversteln home and the men gave
chase. After n block they caught
Leavana, who refused to say what ho
Before Magistrate Fennock, at the Ger
m'antown station, he was still reticent.
SUversteln Identified lilm as a man who
had called at his home two weeks ago,
saying he was Robert Lee. and profess
ing admiration for Miss SUversteln. His
daughter had tried to run away three
months ago, ha said. Leavana was held
under J 100 ball and taken to City Hall for
EVELYN SUNK BY MINE,
U. S. AMBASSADOR REPORTS
Official Message Silent on Nationality
WASHINGTON. Feb. 23. Ambassador
Gerard at Berlin today cabled the State
Department that a mine caused tha de
struction of the Evelyn. This first official
word that a mine sunk the Evelyn waa
based upon a report submitted by tho
American consular agent, Joseph Buck,
The Ambassador said that his latest
advices were that the captain , and 23
members of the crow were Baved. Tha
disaster took place at a point between
Borkum Island and Norderay. Tha dis
patch made no mention of the nationality
of the mine.
Boy Overwhelmed by Sand v
Burled under two tons of sand when the
bottom dropped from the wagon on which
he was stealing a ride, near SSth and
Jackson, ifrecU. George Boiler, it year
old S33,antrell street, was internally In
jured n4 nearly suffocated before hs
could be dugr out He la In St, Agnes'
Man FalU Dead in Saloon
An unidentified rn, well drs4 a4
weighing about ISO pounds, dropped dead
thla afternoon la tho b;Uwx of V, S,
Gonatwr, Utfc and pudtoy Ktpm. '
wtira no jpe or Ur tai a &-Cii-t
sir,;;, hU IcUiiUty.
Lawyer Finds Con-nelly-Seger
Illegally Framed for
Declares the Phrase, "Baaed on
Assessed Valuation of Tax
able Personal Property," In
validates the "Fake'' Substi
tute for Taylor Taxing Plan.
Omission of Provision Jfpr Subway
Loop Under Arch, Eighth and Lo
cust 'Streets Another Legal Flaw
in Opposition's Proposal, Ho De
clares. PLAOEB TO OJST TWJtETB
FOR TRANSIT 3IA8BWEETINQ
Tickets for tomorrow nloht's
maas-mcctlnp of citizens, called to
flght tho Connelly transit ordinance,
now before Councils, can bo obtained
at the publication oglcc of tho Eve
ning Ledger, 6th and Chestnut
streets; at Ledger 'Central and also
from members of the Committee of
. John G. Johnson thjs of ternoonVgayti.
Director" "Taylor nn opinion declaring
thnt the Conneily-8eger-fcoseilti-irlc8
ranalt ordinance' which 'waa
FOR THEN reporieu out oj , vuvlu;"
Finance Commlttqfl last wceic
was legally and fatally defec
tive. ' :
Mr. Johnson's opinion. Is
based on two 'defect's In tha
obstructionists' ordinance. First,, the pro
vision for raising tho city's Indebtedness
to a certain sum "based on 'the assessed
valuation of taxable personal property in
said city" Mr. Johnson said, he was In
clined to consider "fatally defective';
second, the omission of provision fbr the
subway loop under Arch. Sth nnd Locust
streets ho declared to be Illegal.
Mr. Johnson upheld the legality ot tho
two ordinances drafted by Director Tag
lor providing for a $30,000,000 loan nnd, a
Bpeclal election which were first Intro
duced Into Councils.
The news of the Johnson opinion spread
with great rapidity and there was gen
eral rejoicing among civic, fraternal' and
labor organizations and corresponding" de
pression among the member's of that
small group of politicians and Councllmen
who have attempted to' obstruct, the-Taylor
This latter attitude waa well reflected by
John P. Connelly, chairman' of Councils'
Finance Committee, and ona of the spon
sors of the trick ordinance. Told by the
Eveninci Lcnann of the Johnson, opinion,
"I have nothing- to say. I havo no com
ment to make."
"Tho two ordinances which you havo
drafted are thoroughly well dratted to
accomplish the Intended purpose whether
the amount to be expended be ?30.0O0.OW
or 100,003,000," said Mr, Johnson In his
TAYLOIt'S VIEWS IJPHELD,
Mr. Johnson's opinion was the result
of a letter sent him on February 10 by
Director Taylor asking his opinion relft
ttve to the' legal status of two ordinances'
marked A .1 , and A S. The first refer
to the desire of the corporate authorities
of the city to Increase the Indebtedness
of Philadelphia In the sum of I30.CO0.000,
and the second authorizes and provides
for tho submitting- to the electors of the
question of Increasing the Indebtedness
to the same amount
In the letter Director Taylor pointed out
that It was agreed that the sum of ,$
000 should be reduced to 3,O0Q,CW, hut that
the Finance Committee, Instead of rejsort
lng the ordlnanco out In the. form sub
mitted, reported ono ordinance out which
signifies the desire of the 'corporate au
thorltles that the Indebtedness, of th city
shall be Increased In the sum of $I,00(U
based on the assessed valuation, of .Uur.
able personal property. Tha Director
asked it it waa not a fact that tha in
crease in the Indebtedness should bn bas4
upon the assessed valuation of taxable
lla also asaea imomiauon as to tno
effect of passing- tha ordinance providing
that the increase In the tndebtedseM
Concluded on I'aie Tfarc
'J?he Kensjngtonlan Says:
A big Kver- and onion, dinner wClf 1
given in honor of 1h ats rianJt
members of the Datsp Coutm QhA
Of Ote,mentont 2?. J. Tho iaewiwi- sr
fakpv Fitrpdtrtc. Jofcnny UIte, Wnm
tag, Eddiet fyafter ? Manah, ttf
rosy Aim yorara
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