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EVENING LEDQEB-PHILADELPIA, BATUBPAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1015:
W.E HENSEL DEES
IN THE SOUTH WHILE
IN SEARCH OF HEALTH
Former Attorney General
of Pennsylvania Suc
cumbs to Long Illness.
Had Distinguished Ca
reer in Law and Politics.
SAVANNAH, da., Feb. 17. William
Hitler Hensel, ex-Attorney General of
Pennsylvania anil for years a prominent
Democratic leader In that State, died
here last night His body will bo taken
to lila hotno In Lancaster, Pa.
Mr. Hensel. a sufferer from an orgnnlo
disease, left his homo for the South about
three weeks ago In company with a party
of friends, among them Ex-Senator J.
Donald Cameron, and for a tlmo was the
latter' guest on his plantation In South J
Carolina. A snort tlmo inter no came 10
this city. It was his Intention to return
North several days ago, but his Illness
had talcen a turn for tho worse and ho
was removed to a private sanitarium.
Mr. Hensel was 63 years old, having
been born In Quarryvllle. Lancaster
County, December i, 1551. He was edu
cated In the public and private schools
of southern Lancaster County, and was
graduated from Franklin and Marshall
College, In tho city of Lancaster, In 1ST0.
He was admitted to the bar In 1873. His
natural ambition for politics nnd newspa
per work had developed during his col
lego career, and In 1872, during the cele
brated gubernatorial contest between
Hartranft nnd Buckalew. Mr. Hensel,
not yet a votor, canvassed Pennsylvania
for the latter. In 1S74 ho bought a one
Half Interest In tho Intelligencer at Lan
caster, which he edited during tho next
13 years. In 1S83 he was elected presi
dent of tho Pennsylvania State Editorial
Association. Two years earlier, by
editorial criticism on the action of a
Judgo he was brought Into court and
disbarred, but tho Supremo Court of
Pennsylvania restored him to practice
after a legal contest. In which tho
young lawyer-editor was represented by
Jeremiah S. Slack, James B. Qowen,
rtufua K. Shaptey and Colonel A. K. Mc
Cluro. Mr. Hensel was elected chairman of
tho Democratic Commltteo of Lancas
ter County, In 1875. and retained the posi
tion, until 1882, when ho was chosen by
the. candidates on the Democratic ticket
to conduct the State campaign, which
resulted In the election of Pnttison as
Oovernor and a majority In the Lower
House of the Legislature. He was re
elected State chairman annually until
In 1SS0 he was a delegato to tho Demo
cratic National Convention In Cincinnati
which nominated General Hancock for
President, nnd was also a dolegate to the
conventions of 1884, 1SSS and 1892, In the
tatter year being chairman of tho Penn
sylvania delegation. He retired from the
Democratic State Commltteo nnd his
newspaper In 1S50.
Mr. Hensel was the biographer of Vice
President Hendricks In 1884, and or Mr.
Cleveland and Mr. Thurman In 1S88, each
of whom ho numbered among his friends.
With tho late Judgo Black. Spoakcr
ttandall and many leaders of his party
he was for years on terms of the most
In 1SSG Mr. Hensel formed a law part
nership with J. Hay Brown, at present
Chief Justice of the Supremo Court of
Pennsylvania, the partnership proving
Mr. Hensel refused at all times to ac
cept a nomination or an office. He de
clined offices tendered him by President
Cleveland, but In 1831, following tho sec
ond election of Governor Pattlson, he ac
cepted tho post of Attorney General, dls
charging the functions of that office with
Since his retirement from office In 1895
Mr. Hensel has befit a leader of the bar
In his native county and In the State, and
for many years past has devoted himself
largely to literary composition, with es
pecial reference to historical events af
fecting Lancaster County and Pennsylva
nia. Ho was an eloquent orator and much
fought after as a speaker at public func
tions. He was deeply Interested In his
alma,- mater, Franklin and Marshall Col
lege, and at the last meeting of the board
of trustees of that Institution was elected
president to succeed the late George F.
Continued from rage One
ment. in order lo guard against the lia
bility of having to pay those rates, em
ployers would bo forced to adopt rigorous
phyMcat examinations, so that employ
ment would only be given to those certl
fled to be physically fit for their employ
ment. Under tho action of the common
law, as at present applied as well as
under the action of rt moderate and rea
sonable compensation measure, tho aver
age workman has little difficulty In secur
ing employment when thefo Is work offer
ing. Now tho employer can make large
additions to his force In tho security that
cases of accident, no matter how result
ing, will be thoroughly Investigated and
the resulting cost placed Upon tho party
"I believe, nevertheless, that tho prln
clplo of making the cost of tho produc
tion to Include compensation for tho
nocessary deaths, accidents and suffer
ing Incident tn the worlc I rorreet nnd
should bo enacted Into law: but I do not
think that tho penalties to bo Inflicted
upon the employer In caso of accidents
should be so excessive and confiscatory.
iNsonANcn as rtiisortT.
"This law will force even those employ
ers who arc now most liberal In adjust
ing tho claims of their employes Into
State Insurance, mutual Insurance asso
ciations or stock companies, and the In
jured will find thomsclvcs living upon
what Is doled out to them by these In
suranco agencies; whilst those who aro
unable to obtain work becauso of tho
rigorous requirements of tho law win
similarly rind themselves dependent upon
"Tho foregoing views are solely from
thp standpoint of t'no omployor, without
reference to his position as a citizen dud
n taxpayer. The addition of $153,000 or
ganization expenses, an annual salary
list of 1111,000 and nn estimated totnl ox-
penso of administration of 1325,000 for tho
first two years constitutes a serious addi
tional burden of taxation which must bo
borne by the taxpayer. In the final
analysis such taxation bears most hardly
upon the working classes."
REGISTERING UNDER THE NEW FEDERAL DRUG LAW
BOY SHOT IN DAKBY FEUD
Cobb's Creek Conflict Has Been
Waged for 50 Years.
A feud between two rival gangs of boys
resulted In the shooting of Paul King, 10
years old, and the arrest of Edward Sun
quest, 17 years old, of North Front street,
Darby, who was held under JSOO ball for
court by Justice of the Peaco Bchuyler on
tho charge of wounding tho lad with n
There has been a feud of 60 years' stand
ing between the Darby boys on tho west
side of Cobb's Creek and the Paschall--vlllers
on the Philadelphia side. Last
Monday the l'hlladelphlans issued a chal
lenge. It was accepted, and sticks, stones
and bricks began to fly across tho creek,
The Dnrfcy boys said a negro boy in the
Philadelphia gang fired several shots from
a snoigun, ana sunquest. It was testified,
then got a small rifle and fired back, one
of tho smMll bullets striking King below
the right eye and lodging at the base or
WASHINGTON. Feb. 27.
Fo pastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey-
Fvlr tonight: Sunday partly cloudy:
continued cold, fresh northwest winds.
The northeastern storm fcas moved
slowly during the last SI hours, but Is
gradually passing oft the coast at Nova
Scotia. It caused light snow In the St.
Lawrence Valley, New ork and New
England, with a further moderate de
crease In temperature along the north
Atlantic slope last night. The western
m f high barometer hsa also moved
very slowly, the crest being over Lake
.Superior this morning. Tnt area spreads
southeastward to the south Atlartlc coast
and fair weather prevails In all districts
under its influence.
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On tho other hand, the sociologists nnd
labor leaders contend generally that tho
600-week period of compensation Is too
short, and that the CO per cent, basis is
too low. They hold tho compensation i
should be based on 63 per cent.
The consensus of opinion, npart from I
these two principal objections, is that
the bill, If passed even in its present
form, will bo a long step forward In i
remedial legislation for worklngmen. Tho ,
attitude of the worklngman, who is most ,
deeply Interested In the act, Is that
it win provide mm wun protection uuii
will be certain, as ngnlnst the present
method of appeal to tho courts, often
involving years of litigation with mcagro
A special meeting of the Central Labor
Union to discuss tho bills will be held
tomorrow afternoon. The result will be
sent to Governor Brumbaugh nnd At
torney General Francis Shunk Brown In
tho form of recommendations.
Most of those who mudo comment on
the act today kept In mind the state
ment of tho Attorney Genera that tho
present drafts nro iiut tentative, nnd that
when final drafts are made, perhaps some
time In the latter part of next week, sug
gestions from all Interested will bo con
sidered. Aside from the fundamental dofect that
tho compensation Is based on CO per cent.
Instead of two-thirds of the salary basis,
and on tho wage system, tho Governor's
plan In general is very good, In the opin
ion nf Miss Florenco L. Sanvlllc, until re
cently secrotary of the Consumers'
League of Eastorn Pennsylvania and now
retained by a prominent national maga
zine to write a series of articles on Penn
"Wo are all right on the minimum of
$5 which Is based on the CO per cont.
basis," Miss Sanvlllo said. "Tho total
disability for widows should be made
for life. Compensation for only 50D weeks
would open the doors to very serious
hardship. Tho death compensation to
children should continue until they are
18 years old, and not IS. while the $1.60
a week for a dependent brother or sister
Is practically nothing. Unless a com
pensation does some good, It is not worth
bothering with at all. Nor docs $12 for
a widow with four children amount to a
"Tho whole Idea of basing compensa
tion on wnges Is not fair," she said, "for
a family with a small Income has less
resources to fall back on when It is cut
in half than has a family with a larger
Income. It docs not seem fair to me not
to compensate the family of a PennByl
vanlan who Is doing work for a Penn
sylvania firm In another State. This
change should be made. Governor Brum
baugh should be congratulated on urging
the appointment of a compensation board
rather than to leave tho Jurisdiction to
the courts. Although not ideal, the plan
Is extensive and a big Improvement."
OTHEP. VIEWS EXPP.ESSED.
Views of other persons on tho Brum
baugh compensation plan follow:
HARRY V. FLYNN. president of the
Amalgamated Street and Electrlo Rail
way Employes of America, Division 477,
with nbout J70O members in Philadel
phia, and more than 13,000 in Pennsyl
vania I feel satisfied that tho program
on compensation as outlined by Gov
ernor Brumbaugh will meet with the
approval of organized labor. Personal
ly. I have no fault to find with It.
JOSEPH E. COHEN, member of the
Legislation Commltteo of Typographi
cal Union No. 2. The compensation as
outlined by Governor Brumbaugh I
believe Is very low and should he In
creased. The State insurance idea Is
tho most commendable feature of the
hill, because this measure really paves
the way for many Important bills
which, if passed, will help to change
cortuln existing social conditions. I
believe the widow and children of a
man .who dies of tuberculosis as a re
sult of working In an Insanitary shop
should be compensated by his employ
ers. Many deaths from consumption
occur yearly In this city among men
working at different trades. The fami
lies of these men often are left tn
destitute circumstances. Sometimes
wives and children are left penniless.
There la no reason at all why orphaned
children shouldn't receive some finan
cial assistance from employers in whose
Insanitary shops their fathers worked.
J, M. RICHIE, president Building Trades
Council of Philadelphia and Vlclnlty-l
am In favor of giving the family of a
man Injured 66 per cent, of his wages.
Our organization has been at work, for
some time preparing statistics on the
compensation plan, which now Is la the
hands of a committee. This plan will be
sent to the Governor as soon as the
GEORGE KEENAN, president Centre!
Labor Union Wa will hold a meeting
tomorrow, and at that time will take
up the compensation plan suggested
by Governor Brumbaugh. The matter
will bo threshed out at the meeting,
after whleh we will have a statement
ta make. Until the meeting tomorrow
I do not rare to make any comment
on the present compensation plan
CHARLES P. TOHPY, Business Agent
Mouhjers' Union Tha very first pro
vision U wrong because CO per cent- of
a man's pay as a compnsatlon after he
has been totally disabled is not enough.
As to the rest of the provisions of the,
bills, on first reading they may seem
fair enougn, put oeiora i can give, any
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TRANSIT'S FOES DEFY
Annual Report Shows Com
pany's Earnings Fell Off 91
Per Cent, in 1914.
Tho upper picture shows a lino of druggists, physicians and nurses
who sell, or who may bo required to handle drugs and narcotics,
giving their names to a Federal clerk as required by the new Har
rison law, which goes into effect Monday. The lower picturo shows
tho pile of applications alroady received by tho Collector of Internal
DISPENSERS OF DRUGS
THRONG TO REGISTER
UNDER 'ANTI-DOPE' ACT
Doctors, Druggists and
Manufacturers in . Line
at Postoffice to Prove
Their Right to Use of
Opium and Cocaine.
A long line of physicians, druggists and
drug manufacturers stood outsldo tho
Internal Revenue Department otllcos, In
tlie I'o3tofIlco Building, this morning,
waiting to register ns lawful dispensers
of drugs. This was tho first sign of the
battle of tho United States Government
against the drug trafllc.
After midnight Sunday those who use
drugs, whether for lawful or unlawful
purposes, come under tho jurisdiction of
the Federal Government, and tho trafflo
In drugs in the Tenderloins of the large
cities will no longer be subject only to
the restraint of police departments. Those
who violate any of a series of drastic
regulations will bo subject to a tine of
J2000 and imprisonment for as long a
term as five jears.
for tho first tlmo In the history of tho
country the Federal Government will tako
official cognizance of the drug traffic
when the Harrison act goes Into effect
on Monday. Collector Lederer, of tho
Internal Revenue Office In Philadelphia,
believes the new law will bo effective.
"I know there have been efforts of nil
kinds to stop the illegal distribution of
narcotic drugs," no sain ims morning,
"but the Federal Government has taken a
hand now, and the Federal Government
has ways of getting at the bottom of
conditions and the power to enforce Its
enactments that are not given to local
Governments. The Harrison act Is meant
to stop the drug traffic. I believe that It
will. Our deputy collectors will see that
the law ts enforced, and it Is possible that
tho revenue agents may bo enlisted."
United States agents will visit the drug
gists at Intervals to see that the amount
pf the drug on hand when the law became
effective corresponds with the amount at
tho time of the visit, subtracting the
amount called for In the prescriptions
filled during tho Interval.
Should the name of a patient appear
too frequently in tha druggists' records,
agents will immediately begin an In
quiry, It will be Impossible for tho
druggist to dispose of u drug without
prescription, for the amount on hand
must tally with the amount ordered in
What is regarded as one of the most
drastic provisions of the act Is the sec
tion, providing' fine and Imprisonment for
any one not authorized In the act who
has drugs In his possession.
CITY CHOSEN FOR U. S.
ARMOR PLATE PLANT
Special Commission Recom
mends Philadelphia Navy
Yard as Best Site.
Should tho United States Government
decide to manufacture armor plato tho
plant at which the work will be done will
bo located at the Philadelphia Navy Yard.
A Bpeclal commission, which made an ex
haustlvo study of tho problem, reported
its selection of this city to Congress yes
terday. It lncludos Senator Tillman, of
South Corollna, chairman of tho Senate
Nnvnl Committee; Representative Pad
gett, of Tennessee, chairman of the House
Committee, nnd Rear Admiral Joseph H.
Strauss. The commission had visited the
armor plato plants at Homestead, Mid
vale and South Bethlehem.
In lt3 report the commission admits
that the economic advantages of a Gov
ernment-owned plant could not bo def
initely determined because of tho reti
cence of thoso engaged In the business In
giving Information lcgardlng the cost of
manufacturing. Becauso of this the com
mission did not go on record as urgently
recommending that tho Government enter
the business. They left this to Congress.
It Is estimated that a plant with a ca
pacity of iO.OOO tons could be established
for $11,000,000 nnd one of 10,000 tons capac
ity for $6.COO,000. In the large plant tho
plato could be made for $230 a ton and in
tho other plant It would cost 262. A
plant for the manufacture) of all the spe
cially treated steel necessary for the navy
would not be practical, according to the
Men of this city who have studied the
armor plate plant plan wore, enthusiastic,
over tho report of tho commission. They
expect Congress to pass the appropriation
of $1,000,000 now incorporated In the naval'
appropriation bill, to be acted on In a
few days, to start tho plant.
Lower tariff rates, tho European war and
a general slowing down of business, offi
cials of the Baldwin Locomotive Works
said today, wcro directly responsible for
that concern cxpcilenclng a great cut in
profits during the year 1011.
Tho annual report for 1911, made publlo
today, shows that tho profits for that year
fell off 91 per cent. Tho gross sales of
tho year were only $13,610,163. while in
1913 the sales amounted to $37,630,960. Tho
sales for 1912 were $23,0:1,333.
Tho net profits for the year 10H, after
the deduction of fixed charges, etc., were
$.130,229, equal to 1?; per cent, earned on
$:0,000,000 preferred stock, compared with
13.1 per cent, earned on $20,000,000 common
stock In 1913, and 11.5 per cont. In 1912.
The net earnings In 1913 wcro $1,017,800,
while in 1913 they were $3,698,571.
Alba B. Johnson, president of the Bald
win Locomotive Works, In his report to
the stockholders, says:
"The stress of competition forced the
nri!nm l.trri .loan tn tl-in nji.f . ....
duction. It IS obvious that under (Iikps
conditions only oxtrome economies made
It possible to carry the overhead ex
panses nnd pay Interest on the bonded
Indebtedness. During tho last half vear
of 1914 those unfavorable conditions wore
further affected by tho paralysis o'
finances and of business which followed
the breaking out of the European war."
Although earnings wern hut a baro
fraction of the amount required for tho
dlvldoiid on its preferred stock, the com
pany last year paid the full 7 per cent,
on this Issuo nnd also maintained the
usual dividend of 2 per cent, on Its com
mon stock, paying thoso amounts out of
Tho common stock of tho company
sagged at the opening of the New York
Stock Exchange today. Tho first trans
action was 100 shares nt 28Vi. down ,4
from the final of last night, whllo a few
minutes later 200 shares changed hands at
23, off i. The preferred stook did not
open In New York, but five shares sold on
the Philadelphia exchange at 99, un
changed from the final last night.
ACCUSED OF LOTTERY FRAUD
thing Uko a fair estimate of their value
shall hava to study them and see,
Hsw tha various items are going to af
Lecture on Sicily
A Uvlure on ' Sicily, Anciant and Me
dieval." v.Hl b given at j a'clylc this
artwruuwi in in i amHtvrcuH lUauni.
Ndi ,t'?.t olow spruie by Arthur Stan
NO "BOOZE" AT FAIR
No liquor will be sold at tha Philadel
phia County Fair which la to be held
next September. Stockholders of tha as
sociation arranging for the event came
to this decision last Thursday when It
was (learned that Matthias Halst, of
Byberry. ona of the members had made
application for a license wlthoOt waiting
for the commutes to reach a decision.
The stockholders also adopted resolu
tions forbidding anybody to have liquor
in bin pffiea at the fair grounds.
Remonstrances were filed yesterday by
the Law and Order Society against new
applications and the transfer of retail
and wholesale licenses, the majority of
the latter being In West Philadelphia.
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When the Dutch steamship Waaldyk
sails from the Washington av&nu wharf
today with a Urge cargo of food supplies
she will have her name and port of
destination painted on her sides In letters
two feet high. Captain Pauw, mastsr of
the vessel, baa made arrangements to
have tha name Illuminated with eetrlo
lights at night lie believasr that this
precaution will prven,t th val from X
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New Castle Plans Potash Plant
NEW CASTLE Del., Feb. 27. Plans
have been undertaken for the estab
lishment of a largo potash plant In New
Castle. Large orders for steel armor
plates are expected by a local concern.
Man Charged With Swindling Rail
A get-rlch-qulck scheme through lot
tery tickets was. according to the police,
spoiled todny by the arreBt of Walter
Kerwood, of 3232 Locust street. For sev
eral months, according to employes of
the Pennsylvania Railroad, Kerwood has
been selling tickets bearing the nnmo of
tho Panama Investment Company for
23 cents each. All purchasers, the police
say, had an opportunity to win prizes
from $1000 up each month.
On tho back of each ticket. It is said.
an announcement was printed that a
dividend would be declared on tho 28th
of each month. Those having the lucky
numbers were assured of big returns.
Kerwood, the police say, has been
operating chiefly around tho railroad
shops In West Philadelphia, and although
ho frequently announced that an em
ploye In soma remote corner of the big
railroad yard won a prize, ho never men
tion tho winner by name. It Is said,
Kerwood was arreBted today by Detec
tives Nelss and Brendiey, of City Hall.
At a hearing before Magistrate Renshaw
several employes of the railroad testified
that they had bought the tickets for six
montns and never won a prize. Nor did
they know any one who did win anything.
Kerwood was held tn 1600 bail for court.
Continued from rage One
ward tho opinion of Iho transit ordinances
given by John G. Johnson.
"Tha Interview credited to me tn (he
newspapers Is entlroly unauthentic'," ho
paid. "I never made such statements In
the way th6y were printed. Fut'llurmoris,
I havo the profoundest respect for Mr.
Johnson ns a lawyer, and I would not at
nny time criticise him,"
COLLEAGUES MAY "WEAKEN.
Despite Chairman Connelly's defiant
position, other members of the Flnnnco
Commltteo today Indicated that they
were reluctant to face tho rising tide of
public indignation. Two members of Iho
commltteo asserted with some confidence
that tho ordinance would bo amended
Thursday to meet the requirements as
outlined by John G. Johnson.
They likewise Indicated that several
now schemes would be fepnTng at this
tlmo to thwart Director Taylor's plans.
Ono member of tho committee asserted
that if tho delivery loop were built nt
nil It should be extended down ns far
as 2d street In order that the riders from
North and South Philadelphia might bo
ennb ed to connect with the Frankford
nno in mo event tnat tho P. R. T, still
continued Its opposition to the, agreement.
Aroused by tho statement of Chairman
Connelly, tho nrmy of fighters for real
rapid transit la planning n convincing
demonstration In the rlmmh.r nt r.
mon Council noxt Thursdny afternoon.
Under tho leadership of the Citizens'
Committee of Ono Thousand every Coun
cl man In Philadelphia will bo deluged
with demands for action In favor of the
properly drawn transit ordinances and
against the "Joker."
Edward II. Martin, chairman of the
Transportation Commltteo of tho United
Business Men's Association, sont 900 post
canli) todny to delegates of business or
ganizations, calling on them to bo prosont
and (irgo their members to attend tho
meeting of Councils next Thursdny. Tho
cards bear this mcosago:
"It is vory essential that every delo
gato nnd Uiat every member pf tho as
sociations comprising tho United Business
Men s Association shall bo present at tho
Councllmanlc meeting In City Hall on
next Thursday afternoon nt 3:30 to take
part In a demonstration of publlo senti
ment which demnnds tho calling of a
spwiai ciocrion in tlie usual legal way
to volo on n $6,000,000 Incrcnse In tho city's
indobtcdncss for tho starting of construc
tion of real rapid transit with freo trans
fers. "This Is your opportunity. Will you and
members of your association bo thero in
Tho Executive Committee of tho Com
mittee of One Thousand hna sot forth
two issues nround which the fight must
be waged. They are:
First That tho ordlnanco reported out
by tho Finance Committee must bo de
feated. Second. That an ordinance or ordinances
prepared In the customary and legal form
calling for tho Bpeclal election must bo
passed without delay.
To flnnnce tho campaign a call was Is
sued yesterday for popular subscriptions.
A substantial sum will be raised in order
to place the committee In a position to
carry on nn organized nnd vigorous fight
against tho Connelly - Soger -Costcllo
fnko" ordinance. Every member of tho
commltteo bus been nuthbrlzod to collect
It's an easy matter to turn a negro
white If he uses Consolidated Caucasian
Cream. At least that's what a fakir near
10th and Brown streets said. Nearly two
score of negroes bought cans of tha
magic cream so that they could coma
out with lighter complexions in their
Sunday clothes. The fakir pointed out
that it was necessary to make four ap,
plications In 21 hours, and read testi
monials from men (In other olties) whu
had become white by using the wonder
ful preparation. It was also explained
that the more cream a negro used the
whiter he got.
This Impressed George Washington
Jones so seriously that he bought 10 boxes
of the cream at 25 cents a box. This de
pleted his treasury, but lie borrowed a
night's lodging and rubbed himself In
dustriously with tha concoction. He gat
a slippery as an eel on a rainy eight In
April but no lighter.
Another whola day. Washington stayed
Inside and rubbed himself, but ha was
still black. Then he went to the JUh
and Winter streets station, lie was
given a night's lodging and rubbed the
last can of grease while he was reitintf
In a cell.
Magistrate Traoy examined the "cream"
today and found that It was lard flavored
with talcum powder- He save the negro
tbe price of hie breakfast and told him It
war better to stick to his colors.
Bight shoes protruding from a box car
at American and Dauphin streets
sltraeked the attention of four policemen.
Investigation proved that the shot were
occupied by four hoboes, who were com
fortably Installed in the cat' with all the.
equipment essential to hobo bapplness.
They bad half a dozen pie plates, knives
and forks and each had his pockets filled
-Uh potatoes One vt the tramps waa
shaws himself hi! I n. on his back
tged .a i j give htm time
to finish his toilet before appearing in
The four cops acted as escorts to the
railroad's uninvited guests and took them
to the Fourth and York streets station.
One of the prisoners, James Oliver, a ne.
gro, said he traveled as special cook with
the nuartet. The others gave their names
as A. H. Mahan, of Jacksonville; Philip
Kronlcji. of Bangor. Me., and George Vin
cent, of Idaho. Mahan said that they
fhm?r "I6.. t0.?Diy !or admittance to
the Hated de Gink, which they heard was
to be started by Jeff Davis. King of IIo.
boes. Magistrate Glenn expressed regret
that the guests had arrived before the
h0t?l'"1J"?rUd an1 PoMlnif t erection
sent the hoboes to the House of Correc,
"I want a thousand dollars."
Oustavua Gonbronovltch stood before
his roommate. Mike Slkosky, in their
apartments on Eait Lehigh avenue, and
made the demand with an air of au.
"I ain't cot it." said Slkoabv ..... u.
startled. ' ' ""'"""
"Why didn't you save it. Instead git
drunk!" shouted Gonbronovltch.
"I den't know." murmured Slkesky
looking toward the doer. 'eegy,
Gonbronovltch saw that he was trv.
Ing to escape and. breaking- the lami) In
true Sherlock Holmes .Vie. he iSmJft
through the darknes and bore Blkosky
to tbe floor. Slkosky managtd to cry
"murder!" and "help!" ' cry
This brought Policemen. Freuna and
Davis. They pufiedth men apart, aftir
they had destroyed meat of the furniture
and took them to the Belgrade and
Clearfltld streets iaHon.
aobronovltch wants git rich every
time druaij, ' said Slkoaky
"1 sorry ' sabt Gpobronoviuh
' Go hon.e sid agietrate uieau
RAPID TRANSIT PLANS
Allege Lack of Provision for 35th
Both transit plans now before tho pub
lic were held to bo faulty in that they
mako no provision for a connection Into
tho 36th AVnrd with tho Frnnkford ele
vated, by members of tho Philadelphia
Grange No. 615, undor whose nusplces n
convention of farmers was held today in
St. Luke's Hall. Bustleton.
nTh. ,GranK8 members unanimously
adopted a resolution going on record ns
in favor of nny transit plan that will de
velop tho facilities of the 35th Wnrd.
Tho resolution points out- that neither
or the two plans now before tho public
doos this, and calls on the councllmen of
tte ward to demand such provision.
xi-iur io mo introduction of tho resolu
tion Select Councilman George Mitchell,
of the 35th Ward, told how ho had asked
Director Taylor to provide for the ex
tension in that ward and had been In-
lurnieu. u woum have to be a later
The Grnnge also went on record sir
favoring the repeal of tho full crow law.
declaring in a resolution that its members
bel eve tho law Injurious to tho railroads
nnd not productive of any benefits.
Continued from Page One
thought that tho man who could drink
the most 'booze' could get the biggest or-
ilf Ut nu l B?. today' Well r hPO you
have enough mlleago and no excess bag
gage, boys." "
J", severely attacked clergymen
n?falJ 1. preac'! on ""epentance." the
h l hIs ,rf suit"- sermon. Many of
-U ihe 8?ld' doub'esa were afraid
r,Y i Ti. , ' i Jooa " Uley nlt 'he Peo
ple in the front pews. And ho created
much amusement by saying;
J1LiB"PPt0B0 ,hfj:'ro llke "lored
5.r!!.c,5I.k0."S!.ei'"5?. '. w iwver
' IV," vulsella wnen ne preached.
because it woutd cause a chill to come
over the congregation."
"Billy" spoko plainly nnd said ho didn't
have much belief in death-bed repent
ances. At the same time he Insisted that
t requires more than simply to be sorry
to be truly repentant. .
"Repentance doesn't mean fear," he
said. "No man Is a good man In his
heart when , ho repents because he is
afraid of hell. He is not really re
pentant." MAKING WRONG RIGHT.
"Repentance Isn't being sorry you've
done wrong. It's making wrong right.
No matter What business you may be In
or how profitable It may be, If it Isn't a
good business, Rve It up. A good resolu
tlon Isn't repentance. You know that
you are doing what's wrong, I wouldn't
tell you and let the publlo know If X
knew. It's a matter between you and
"Resentence and faith In Jesua Christ Is
the only way of salvation and you'll go
io neai u you aon i repent, lie snouted.
"Vou'll remember, too, that Bll told you
so liure. Oh. yes, I don't expect to be
responsible for 'old Phlllle" when I go
to Heayen. I will have done my work
Among the participants were hun
dreds of men from the suburbs, cities
and towns of this State, New Jersey and
Delaware. Alexander Lawrence, 3f , was
the chief marshal of the parade, and
State ofilcers of the Protective Assocla.
tlon were his aides. Charles W. Emory
president of the Philadelphia Gideons,
who lives at 2034 North 13th street, anri
Alex McQulIken, secretary of the Travel
ere' Protective Association, were busy
for a number of weeks In completing the
arrangements for today's demonstration.
Mr. Sunday will preach tonight on "The
Poor Man'a Cry." Tomorrow afternoon
his subject will be "Solomon's Experi
ences," and In the evening he will give
his famous sermon on "Huts for Skeptics
to Crac." Tpmorrow afternoon and
evening the meetings will ba tor wen
only. "BIHy" ban announced "The
Twenty-third Paalm" aa his topic for
tomorrow morning's service
Mr. Sunday's sermon on "Repentance,"
wmen ne rgateu to the cemmersU I i
ifir ii murnvon, yva the qa he
preached f the night gl January if.
It wtl printed o page 14 ef the SvenlBB
Mtd?r on jn .ry Jta,
MAY PROBE THREATS
SENT MRS. STEGLgftl
Husband Eovoala Detail
.uuicuu maae lor Him a
opy on British Shi!
NEW YORK, Feb. 27.-A w.,1..., M
Jury probo Is today expected to Ml3
mi""!? 2f f n-th"te'"; 'otter to j,1&
oner hero In tho passport fraud case rM
letter, which .n..j . . . e" Jnl
" ' -" """w iurs. otcglcr thai Ul
she talked any more concerning hat ha
band's nrrest harm wnnta i,..i. . ,J
turn.,! nv.K i U- tn-j.,.. .. er' 8l
------ -- - ".. trai autnorlt c S
her husband's attorneys. J
In addition to the letter, Mrs. m,;!!
;r: :.,...,:. e,.veu bbvci urn
.-. . ,nC0 er nusbnnd's Arrrt
Different persons, she said, warned kJ
ma" :: ;:" ;,,ur "ui' m
- -..-" .nuun .uoy-Ed, (J1
as tho head of tho Gorman spy gyttM
" " ". wuay reiuaca to dllcunl
" "" """ Ul "erinan AmbassadTj
,-uu.n vun uernaiorrt to New York '
"Bi,M.... ii a. .
..v .i , nay, no declared, tliT1
... ,.o,k iu uuining to do with ti.
uiicgcu passport Bcandal."
Stcgler today revealed mom
plans which ho declares wvj nude iSt
"I first was to go tu Uelfnm: ii.
he said, "and to ltispoct the .thliiyaM?
thero. A number of merchant vemlr
"" ..' i" uc.b iiuuiieu ana rebuut'
thero to resemble British hntn.i,i.i
and were to be used in a scheme to block!
Hi vrtnllt'nB nf . 1.-1V... J Ir -.. J
In Germany. It was to bo a sort of,
jivuauii-ai-oumiui.o liunir, ana I vis
directed to find out about It. tn
"Later I was to go to LIvorooAl nil'
investigate conditions thero and see whit
cnance inero woum Be lor a submarine
raid on the ships In Liverpool hcrbor.""!
ueorgo Sylvester viereck, editor oi
jtramcriand, a pro-uerman weekly, Bald
loot night that Stoglor had come to him'
cany in January and had asked for i
slstnnco In procuring n fraudulent Amer.
can passport. "Steglcr," Mr. VlereckaaH.
"mentioned tho namo of Capt. K. Boy.Ed,'
Naval Attache of the German Embassy
'Then ho went on to say that he teai
working on very Important confidential!
matters under tho direction of high Qer;
man officials. He said it was in connec
tion with this work that he desired i
"When I asked him for credentials he
said ho had destroyed them. I told h:n;
then that I was astounded that ho should.
come to me, nn Amorlcan citizen, on sucfi
nn errand, nnd refused to havo anything
moro to do witn mm.
COATESVILLE MAY GO DItY
AGAIN, IS BELIEF OF MANY!
Groat Interest Centred on Judge?
COATESVILLE, Pa Fob. 27,-The d3
clslon of Judge William Butler on Ml
remonstrances filed against tho grahlliif
of liquor licenses" In tJils'jStice; Isflpij
by thousands of men 'and women, aijilj
filed with tho Clerk of Courts In VeJ
Chester, ts anxiously awaited,. At no timej
since tho anti-saloon forces jaunched their:
campaign, three years ago has 60 great!
an Interest been manifested. The remort
strancos which wero circulated during th
last threo weeks wero filed today. toSI
gethcr with specific charges against Hnsl
11 vq licensed hotels lierfc.
It Is possible that Coatcsvllle will bt
dry for another year, as was tna caw
In 1313, when tho court revoked vS
licenses on account of violations, lie-;
Bides the five licensed Nouses applying
for renewals, thero Is one new application,?
that of Charles Taylor, colored, (or theS
Subway House. In East Coateavlllo.
A "no-llcenso" leader said that therol
was Httlo doubt that nt least three of!
the Hconses In Coatcsvllle would be, rei"!
Sentiment ngalnst the granting of Ujj
censes In Coatesvlllo Is Btronger than ewes
before. Tho license court will sit- I"!
West Chester next Monday, March L
Chestnut St. Store Robbed
.Inaonh irnlnrorlit. IB VPnrS old. WSS IM
rolgncd before Magistrate Renshaw a tl
central stntlon today and held 111 tSOO Mill
for a further hearing next week on'as
nYinrrrn nf rm'nvntr Rtnlfill COOd. J1S1,
rirAcht snvi tils hnmp Is In NoW YorlH
Whon Philip Jason, proprietor of a sta-j
tlonery store nt 1W7 unesmui siri. "--g
fled detective headquarters yesterday tMtj
he had been robbed of four fountain penii
valued at $32.50. other stores on Chestnut!
street wero notified. Halprecht Is accuMHf
of being implicated In thetnen.
Sultan's Oldest Sister Dies
cnwnn'ni'riNnPT.R lOli 27 (via BcrS
lln n'nd Amsterdam) Djemllo Sultana.!
oldest sister of the Sultan, died tooMJf J
tho ago of 72. A
Alhnnv Shmlrlv Plant Burned
ALBANY. N. Y Feb, ST.-The hodd
plant of W. J. Barnet & Son. ra
selaer, was destroyed by lire early w
day with a loss of $30Q,0W.
OrrnnzislaB Win Flcht at Tabuwj
MI.,KTni.niiT vh t - CarranHl
forces defeated Villlstas "t Tabuca Inn
"v.uu,"..t:'.i.:.,;.;; from mj
tco City say the food situation there DfU
Bible ruined or made grander wnea
CISM. wnieri "V s m at the Pirat
U?.8tl ,..- mH.rn seholarshla
..VfflS about Jesus'. What d.d . Bt
olalin to be? What is nis reai -"-
t0Come and hear the modern view
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