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flVENiyft LKBaaE-PglLABEtPHIA, MONDAY,1 APRIL1 12, 1015;
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PIUCS AND RELIGION
'LOCAL OPTION SUNDAY'
Scores of Churches Indulge
in Special Hymns and
Prayers Five District
Mass Meetings and Many
Special Gatherings Held.
Philadelphia mingled politic) nnil relig
ious worship yesterday when "Local Op
tion Sunday'' was observed from ono end
of the city to the other In scorci of
churches of every denomination. There
wero local option sermons, local option
hymns and local option prayers, and to
expiesg tho wave of mornl sentiment In
concrete form, numbers of petitions and
resolutions were sent to the vnrlous legls
latora from the Philadelphia districts,
urging them to support tho William's
Local Option bill.
Five district moss-meetings were held
during the day, and supplementing theso
and the church services were special local
option meetings by men's brotherhoods,
Bible classes and Y. M. C. A.'s. Ono
dominant sentiment ruled them all, prulse
for Governor Brumbaugh and an in
sistent demand that Philadelphia's Legis
lators back lum in his light for local
I00O PLEDGE TO FIGHT.
Tho greatest demonstration was In West
Philadelphia In the Nixon Theatre, KM
ami Market streets, where Magistrate
Carson presided. Here KCO supporters of
local option pledged themselves to vote
for the defeat of every Legislator from
the 17th and 21st districts who does not
support the local option measure when
It comes to a vole In Harrlsburg.
Six members of the Legislature had
been Invited to attend the demonstration.
When the meeting' wns called to order,
thero were six vacnnt chairs on tho plat
form where these men Were to have been
seated, Lnter representative William
Walsh, of the 21st District, came up from
tho audience, nnd a letter was read from
Senator Edwnrri II. Patton, explaining his I
inability to attend, nut from Repre
sentatives John McCllntork, J. J. HefTer
non, misscll T. Vogdes and Theodore
Campbell not a word was received.
GOVERNOR SENDS TELEGRAM.
Governor Brumbaugh himself sent a
telegram to Magistrate Carson which was
read at the meeting. "My congratula
tions to the loynl men of Philadelphia
and the earnest wish and prayer for tho
success of tho Williams bill," the mes
sage read. "It Is Just nnd fair and
worthy of the open support of every true
Two mass-meetings were held In the
northwest Eight hundred men packed
the gymnasium of the North Brunch
Young Men's Christian Association and
unanimously passed resolutions asking
the legislators from the 19th district to
vote for local option Dr. L. W. Munholl.
the evangelist, spoke In the Jefferson
Theatre, 23th street and Fletcher avenue,
"00 men supported a similar local option
Tho Rev. George G. Dowey, general sec
retary of the County Sunday School As
sociation, nddressed the mass-meeting of
the 21 Wlssnhlckon and Tloxborpugh Bible
classes In the Roxborough Baptist Church.
Governor Brumbaugh was supported by a
resolution unanimously adopted.
VARE TOO BUSY TO ATTEND.
Senator Edwin If. Varo, who had been
Invited to attend the meeting In tho 18th
Street Methodist Episcopal Church, ISth
and Wharton streets, was unable to at
tend bjvause of the pressure of work.
Hejsent a letter explaining his absence.
More than 20" men form the Bible class
es In Fox Chase anil Rockledge held a
local option "-ally in the For Chase Meth
odist Episcopal Church In Vlie 'afternoon.
In the Glenolclen Congregational
Church the Rev. William A. Ledlar mnde
an eloquent appet.il for all Christian
voters to support Governor Brumbaugh
In the local option fight. In the Bible
class resolutions In favor of the Wil
liams bill were unanimously adopted.
CHESTER ELATED AT
Seven Meetings nnd Demonstra
tion Included h Two Days'
CHESTER, ra April U.-Silpporlers of
the Nlcliolson-ttcmmlnger tevlvnl cam
pnlgn In this city ahd temperance work
ers who Joined force with the oiatigc
llst, are congratulating themselves to
day over the success of the seven big
meetings add temperance demonstration
singed by them on Saturday and yester
day and the failure of tho "booze gang"
to Interfere with their plans.
The most successful of the meetings
was that held at the tabernacle i ester
day afternoon, when tho Rev. Wllllnm
P. Nicholson preached his sermon, "The
Saloon, the Human Slaughter House,"
nnd moved 3000 men to pledge themselves
to fight the liquor frame "until It Is In
hell, where it belongs."
Last night tho evangelist preached on
"The Jtidae's Dilemma." w Inning 40 con
verts by his appeal and taking oppor
tunity to reply to critics who have at
tacked his methods of preaching.
"If you don't like my method nf preach
Ing." ho said, "I would refer you to tho
Hlble, and you will find that not a slnglo
word that t have lmcd Is not taken from
tho Scriptures. Christ was not a man
oi -miiy-niuy- nnnls, and IT you urro
a little more familiar with his teaching
you would not bo so ready to find fault
with whnt I havo to say."
Among tho delegations which will visit
tho tabernacle this week nto representa
tives of the Norwood Methodist Church
nnd the Immanucl Luthctan Church, also
HELEN BOWERS DEAD; HERE
IS TRAGIC STORY OF HER LIFE
Thirteen-year-old Girl Longed For Self-expression Out
side Narrow School "Walls When Denied Chance
She Takes Poison.
WKST CIIESTKR OPKXS
SIX WHISKS' I.BVIVAI.
Grant Jordan, Evangelist,
WEST CHESTEB. Pa., April 12 -Great
Interest Is manifested In this city In a
six-weeks' evangelistic revival cam
paign, which was foimally begun es
terday, when 2100 persons nsscmbled In a
newly-erected tabernacle to greet the
Rev. Charles Ornnt .Ionian nnd his co
workers. Mrs. Rao Mulrheod, A. C. Joy
and Choir Leader R. E. Mitchell.
The dedication service was opened at
10 o'clock In tho morning with a song
service, nsnlsteil by an orclirstrn of 30
pieces. Short introductory addresses
nnd prniers were offered by tho llev. Dr.
W. 1! Laird, of the Flrnt Presbyterian
Church; the Rev. .lay Dlckei-t-on, of the
First Mithodlst Episcopal Church nnd
Norrls R. Slack, chairman of the taber
Helen Bowers Is dead. Sho tiled nt tho
Frankford Hospital, today. This Is her
Last week was the happiest tho girl
had ever known. Her mother was sick
and sho was at home, cooking and wash
ing dishes and sweeping and dusting, and
nursing her mother with the sympathy
nnd tender earn of tho glrAchltd Hist
loves. It seemed to Helen that thin was
her place. She was only 13 and her
mother agreed with the neighbors that
she should be in school, even though
Helen was "big for her age." Helen was
Indeed big for her ngc. Sho w-as larger
than her mother nnd so much larger thin
her schoolmates, boys ns well ns girls,
that somehow she felt sho was different
from them. "Helen always was a sensi
Nobody could sny Ihal she was "hnck
waid," for sho was In the 7th grade
and thero weic plenty of children older
than sho there Still, there was n differ
ence. Epn when the little girls with
whom she wns most Intimuto played
Willi her nnd tried so hard to make her
feel that she was Just llko them even
then she knew there wns a difference.
It was because she could never forget
thin nnd because tho moro she tried to
forget the harder tho difference seemed,
that Helen Bowers formed the habit of
avoiding her classmates ns much ns pos
rlble Helen wns sorry for licr mother wnen
she frnw her In pain, hut she wns glad
In Iter heart Inst Mondny when Mrs
Bowers tearfully told her she could not
go to school, tint must take her place In
the kitchen. All Inst week Helen sang
nnd oven tried to whistle she wns so hap
pi She Just locd to cook and do things
nround the house. It wns such fun to
think up now ways of arranging the par
lor furnlturo nnd new wan of draping
tho laco curtains, nnd to devise new and
mora nrtlstic arrangements of tho pic
tures on tho walls. Though Helen never
had a sweetheart, as other little girls
have, for little boyB, llko men, generally
like dainty llttlo ladles to love Helen, nt
doubt. Imagined, as she shitted the furnl
turo nnd pictures around nnd stood back
to contemplate the effect, that she was
nt work In her own home and thnt her
Ideal husband would be In nt 6 o'clock
to approve the new arrnngements ns
soon as his attention had been directed
Today the end enme. Mrs. Bowers was
almost well. Sho already had mourned
greatly thnt Helen was missing school.
She snld she would get up today and
Helen could go back. Everything was
spoilt d now. All through breakfast Helen
pouted and would not ho consoled. Her
mother conxed and hrr father tried first
to cheer and then to shame her with
laughter. Then ho lost patience and
sternly ordered her to got her books nnd
a "t won't! I won't!" she cried.
"Tho Idea of a. big girl llko you acting
"That's Just It!" I'm too big to go to
school! I won't go!"
Sho stnmped her foot nnd then ran up
to her room, tenrs of rage and misery
In her eyes.
Tho parents thought she had gone for
her books. A Bcream of pain transfixed
them with horror. Tho father ran up
stairs. Helen lay on tho floor rolling
and screaming. Her lips woro burned.
Her hands wcro burned. Sho had drunk
hnlf n bottle of poison.
"My God! My God!" cried Chnrles
Bowers, and picked up his child nnd
inn with her to Fred Hucherts drug
store, nt Arnmlngo street nnd Alle
gheny nveniic. Biichert administered an
anesthetic, nt.d then they took her to
tho Northwestern Hospital, a dlspensnry
across the street, but It was only n dis
pensary nnd lucked facilities to treat such
a case, so nn nmbujnnce was called, and
she wns tnlten to Frankford Hospital. In
half an hour sho died. Sho will not havo
to go to school any moro, nnd If she
finds tho rownrd sho deserves sho will
find Bomo heaven whoro children do tho
things they want to do.
The Bowers family lives nt .1112 Agato
street. Helen went to tho Thomas Powers
Public School, Frankford nvcnuo nnd
SUNDAY WINS HEART
OF BROADWAY AFTER
QUICK "ONCE OVER"
"Billy's" Smile Dispels All
Mayor 'Some Pine Scout'
and 'Squares' Matters
With Press Boys.
two nffirrrciiOLDERS ellen
Nicholson in Collingswootl Tonight
COLLINGRWDOD, N. .1., April 12. The
Nlchnlson-llcmnilnger evuugcllstlo party
will be In Cnlllngswnod tonight nnd will
conduct u meeting in the First Methodist
Episcopal Smidii School Temple. The
temple seats 1200. nnd nrroiuiiig to pie.
ent Indications 1.-.00 persons will croud
Into the building. If ncccs.aiy an over
flow meeting will be held In tho church
STRANDED MUTISM BAKK
INVemiAV SEEMS DOOMED
SOLVED BY ARREST
Young Man Charged With
Swindle and Negligence That
Nearly Caused Girl's Death.
WITNESS IX CLAY TRIAL
TELLS OF ALTERED PLANS
Contractor's Foreman Swears Speci
fications Were Altered.
Actual evidence that specifications were
set aside at 16th and Catharine streets
for the benefit of the contractor was pro
duced today by Assistant District Attor
ney Joseph A. Taulane. at the opening of
the second week of the trial of former
Director Henry Clay, of the Department
of Public Safety, and John It. Wiggins
and "Wlllard II. Walls, tho contractors.
Thr6ugh George B. List, who was fore
man for Wiggins & Co. In the building
of the truck house nt 16th and Catharlua
streets, Taulane brought out that a 10-Inch
excavation for the foundation of concrete
work wan ordered by Walls, although the
specifications called for 14 Inches.
The usual technical legal arguments
preceded and followed this, Congressman
George' S Graham, chief counsel for the
defense, objecting repeatedly to the use
"by the witness of a diary he produced.
List, by the aid of this diary, uald Di
rector Clay had visited tho truck houna
while the work was going on, but he
had" not seen him personally. This testi
mony was ruled out by Judgo Ferguson.
WASHINGTON, April 12.
For Eastern Pennsylvania and New
Jersey: Fair and somewhat colder to
night and Tuesday; fresh wet to north
Showers and thunder storms covered the
northeastern portion of the country dur
Inc the last U hours, but the Btorm cen
tre Is moving out over the Gulf of Ht.
Lawrence this morning and the raln
have ceased at most places. The storm
lsj being followed by an area of high
barometer that Is central over Minne
sota and spreads southward across the
central vnlleye to the Gulf coast. Fair
weather and lower temperatures prevail
Within this area and the advance edge
of the coaler area Is spreading across
trie Appalachian Mountains this morning,
U. S. Weather Bureau Bulletin
Observations taken at 8 a. m, eaitern time.
last Rata- Veloc-
..t.u"1- 8 '"-"'.'s '" Wind. Uy.tVealher
eVtllene. Tax. . 62 52 .SB 4 Cloudv
Atlantic .City 4S 4S .60 SW 8 Cloudy
Hoeton, liaes. ..MM
Uuflalo, N, y... 34 &!
Chicago, III. . 38 !1S
Cleveland, O. . .40 40
Denver, Colo,... 44 44
Pea Molnn. la. si as
Detroit. Mteh.,. 30 34
Duluih. Sllno... '.'S 2
Qalvetten, Tex . J Kl
llrfiburjr. Pa.. 63 SO
Halteraa, NO. Wi tit
Helena, Mont 40 40
Huron, 8 P. 2 W
JackaoaviUe. Kla fit) SI
Kuui cur. lio. 40 io
I.oolvllt, Ky 48 4ii
Memphis. Tens, S4 SI
Nat Orlcana, Its Oi
Sow fork SI 93
N. Plane. Nab 33 38
Oklahoma. Okie 5" 30
ptmbsrib. Pa- 4a 41 .23 w
Tugs May Attempt to Pull Her Over
MANTOLOICINO HHAC1I. X. J., April
12. Tho stranded bark Inxermav, which
grounded on the bar enily yesterday
morning, will oe pioimuiy u total loss.
The southeast winds of last night lifted
the vessel up and over the bar and
washed her along the beach In n north
erly direction for 300 feet.
The llfesnvers believe her only chance
lies In th po.islbllltj of a high fc;i with
in ihe next few days or before sho Is
sanded too deeply. Wrecking tugs ar
rived today and representatives of the
Merrltt-Chnpmnn Wiecklng Company are
ranking arrnngements with Captain iiw
renco to try to float her by pulling her
over tho bar.
The arrangements nro being held up,
however, by the Inability of Captain
Lawrence to get word from her owners,
Into inver i.ine oi inerneen. Scotland.
When the bark shifted Inst nlclit her bow
swung around until now sho Is headed
toward shore In virtunlly the same posi
tion sho held when she grounded, lly
falsing her sails sioon after striking,
Captain Lnwrence managed to swing her
bow out toward sea, a position of great
advantage In nn attempt to tloat her, but
she Is now so situated that tho work of
pulling her off will be cairled on under
A rumor Is going tho rounds to tho ef
fect that the Invermay was chnrtcrcd by
the British Government to rarry food
supplies. It Is generally belloved that
she was hound for this country inder
ballast for the purpose of receiving In
New York a cargo of foodstuffs for the
SHIP AND BARGE LOST
The mysterv surrounding n supposed at
tempted suicide was cleared up nnd an nl
leged swindle wns disclosed today when
Hnrrv Ginsberg, 21 years old, 527 Green
street, wns held In JS00 bell for further
hearing Sunday by Mnglstrato Mcl-'arland,
of the 2d and Christian streets station, on
a charge of aggravated assault nnd bat
tery and crlmlnnl negligence.
It del eloped thnt Glasberg, when he
learned that charges would be preferred
ngnlnst him for passing fraudulent '-hecks,
removed nil the gas llxtuics from his
butter-nnd-egg store, nt 8.14 South 4th
street, Friday, allowing the gas to escnpo
In large volumes. Klgiiteen-yenr-old
Itosle Vtoss. who lives upstairs, wns over
come by gas, and until today it was sup
posed that sho had attempted suicide.
Mie wns taken to Mount Slnnl Hospital.
Implicated with Glasberg Is his partner.
Chnrles Ilosenbcrg, for whom the police
nro looking. The police sny that the
two men set up their business at the 4th
street address about a month ago and
ordered lnrgc quantities nf butter and
eggs, pn.wng ror me consignments witn
checks drawn on the I'eoplo's N'ntlonnl
Bank. They have no nccount nt the bank.
THIEVES DON FULL
DRESS AND GET AWAY
South Street Merchant Asks
Police to Find Two Expensive
MAY INDICT CHAUFFEUR
Schooner Lizzie B. Willey, on Fire,
WASHINGTON, April 11-Two vessels
were lost off the Atlnntle coast early to
ony, roast guard headquarters here was
advised. Tho schooner Lizzie B. Willey.
of Thomnston. Mnlne, caught flro nnd
sank, following an explosion, while being
towed by the cutter Yamacraw from Dia
mond Shoals, where she was In distress,
to Savannah. No mention was made of
The barge Kit Carson, of New York,
coal laden, jvent ashore near Narragnn
sett Pier and broke up. Her crew of five
men was rescued.
Fail to Move Stranded Schooner
BAItNEGAT, X. J., April 12. All efforts
during the last two days and nights to
float the stranded schooner Flora A. Kim
ball, which grounded on tho Barnegat
Shoals early Saturday, have failed and
reports Indicate that the attempt to pull
her out of the sand will be abandoned.
Communication Is cut off with stations to
the south and llttlo can be learned of
the boat's predicament, but It Is almost
certain, according to llfesavers, that she
will be a total loss.
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24 NW 20 Cloudy
,, NB a Clear
.64 NH H Cloudy
II W 18 Clear
TO SW a P.cioudy
6W 4 P Cloudy
nl N)V 4 Clear
M W A p Cloudy
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HV 18 P Cloudy
NW 4 Clear
03 NW 4 CAiZr
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NEW .TERSKY MAY VOTE
ON SUFFRAGE OCTOBER 19
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St Paul. Ulan 32 .12 100 NK Cln(.
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fct Fi-dMto 5iJ 64 SlV a Cloudy
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V.'uil4 . . SU el . . P Ueudy
State Leaders Set Date for Ballotinu
TRENTON, April 12. If the decision
of State leaders Is not changed, October
19 next will be the big day In New Jersey
for those who have been fighting for
"votes for women." For this Is the
day, according to the suggestion of Sen
ator William Read, of Camden, approved
by Governor Fielder and by the whips of
both majority and minority parties, that
the people of the State will vote on the
woman suffrage amendment to the consti
tution. Tha bill authorizing the election Is be
ing drawn by former Assistant Attorney
General Nelson B. Gasklll, The bill Is
being drawn on the theory that Senator
Hutchinson's home rule amendment, as
well as the amendment to elect Assembly
men by districts, will not be passed by
the Legislature. Neither the date nor
.the number of proposed amendments will
bo definitely fixed in the bill until the
Harry Carroll Accused of Causing
llnrry Carroll, n chauffeur, of Wharton
stioet near 31st street, will probably he
Indicted this week In connection with the
death of Albert Wall, of 2310 Whnrtnn
street, the 13-year-old Hoy Scout, who
died as a result nf being struck In tho
head with n screwdriver thrown by tho
man, according to tho police.
Tho lad was burled with scout honors
yesterday from his home. The body nnd
cnllln were nlmost concealed by the Moral
nfferlncs whirh nnd been sent. Tne vnung
victim of the wrath of a man he struck
with a snowball last Monday wns a mem
ber of Troop No 120. the Hoy Pi outs
of the Holy Communion Kplscopal
Church, Stunley und Wharton streets. A
bugle, which he was learning to play for
tho troop, lay beside the body in the
casket, and was used at tho giava in
Mount Morlnh Cemetery to sound "taps."
Six members of the troop acted ns pall
bearers, and the services at the house
w ere conducted by tho Rev. A. R. Berkley.
Two men In full dress suits, nnd each
badly In need of n shave, nro being
sought by the police of soverat down
town slntlons. Jacob Werner, of H3T
South street, wants tho dress sult.s, also
the shirts worn by tho men. their
pumps nnd their silk stockings. Ho Isn't
so particular nbout the collars nnd tlos,
but they ulso belong to him.
Tho men were waiting on the doorstep
when Werner opened his storo this morn
ing. They explained they wanted to go
to a ball and asked for quotations on the
hire of tho necessary togs. Werner
showed them his stock. They were
fastidious. After they had picked up the
two best suits In the store, shoes, shirts,
collars, ties and socks, they nsked when
payment wns to bo made.
When tho men lenrned they were to
pav nt nnco for the hire of the suits, also
a deposit to insure their return, they went
away to get tho money. Five minutes
later one enme buck nnd started nn argu
ment about tho price. This lasted 10
minutes. Tlien the telephone bell rang.
Werner went to answer It. Ho wns kept
busy giving prices on n big older to some
body for onother 10 minutes
Werner couldn't find anybody In the
stoic when ho got through telephoning
so he went Into n icnr loom where the
two men had left tho dress suits. They
had explained they would dress In that
room when they enme back with tho
money. Werner found they had nlrcndy
dressed. Their old clothes, cnnsidernhly
tho wnrso for wear nnd tear, weio on
One of the men lind forced n tear
window, climbed In nnd got into his suit
while the other nrgucd about tho price.
Then tho (list kept Werner busy on the
telephone while tho second went back
and got his suit. A good description of
tho men has been given to the police.
Woman Ouilly of Woman's ."Murder
DETROIT, Mich.. April 12.-A jury In
tho case of Mrs. Caroline Becker, Ki enrs
old, charged with tho murder of 'Miss
Frances Boinliolt, her friend nnd bene
factress, returned u verdict of guilty of
murder In the first degree. Tho jury dc
llbernted 21 hours, moro thnn a dozen bal
lots being taken Tills is the first case In
the Stnto of a woman being convicted of
this charge In 20 years
rsoM A sTirr coannsroNDENT.
xmv YORK, April 12,-They'ro
"Billy's" got 'cm going In little Man
hattan, lie's been rushing nbout Gotham
so fast he's been hardly vlslblo for dust.
tin's seen Mayor Mitchell and about
everything on Broadway; he's lunched nt
Wannmakcr's; looked over cubist pic
tures; spoke on tho power of the press
before too members of the New lork
I'ress Club, and he's dodged so many
crowd that New York must havo looked
all crowd to him.
Just nbout 4000 men surged nround
"Billy" as ho left City Hall after shaking
hands with the Mayor. Ho had an awful
job getting Into his nutomobllo procession
of five ears. Tho people didn't want him
to do It. ...
"Howdy do, Hilly Sunday?" "Howdy do,
Mr. Mayor?" That's how the Interview
with tho Mayor started.
"I'm glad to meet you, Mr. Mayor."
"Glad to meet you, Mr. Sunday," tho
Mayor broko tho Ice,
"Arc you coming over to help us rule
this city?" nsked tho Mnyor.
"I don't know thnt I could help you
rule tho city, Mr. Mayor."
"Oh, I think you might, Mr. Sunday."
"Well, we might try It."
"t hopo you will," "Billy" Sunday.
Just about hero "Billy" and tho Mayor
thought they'd shako hands for tho
"Llko two prize fighters," laughed
"Hlll.i." and Mr. Mitchell laughed. Tho
Mayor was holding a gavel. Ho had
romo away from a board meeting to meot
"Billy." Thoy struck another pose
"Billy's" arm on tho Mayor's shoulder.
"Billy passed Just about tho severest
test of his llfo when ho spoko nt tho
r'ress Club, Tho 400 men who pneked
tho smoke-wreathed hall rose, cheering to
him, when he finished his tnlk and every
Inst ono of them shook his hand.
Ho had to fight his way In the Press
Club. A crowd of perhaps 1000 men Jam
med Spruco street to Park Row. If It
hadn't been for Frank O'Malley, doughty
lender of tho newspaper flying wedge,
"Billy" nnd "Ma" bight have been
trampled under foot. It was the soma
when he left the club.
Ills tnlk to the newspaper men wns a
lattllng good one He told tho story
of his conversion, laughed as tho "choir"
(tho Philadelphia and New York report
ers who nre with him In Paterson) sang
"Brighten tho Corner," and handed
"plain truths" to tho press.
MAYOR "FINE SCOUT."
"Billy" and "Ma" breezed Into City
Ilnll with n large crowd admiring his
trim figure, his neat gray Fedora and
unity spring overcoat, lie met nnd shook
hands with Mrs. I. Borden Harrlmau and
her daughter, Theodore Rousseau, the
'Mayor's secretary; Dock Commissioner
II. A. C Smith and ex-Congressman Her
man A. Mctz.
There were Just about CO newspaper
men In the Mayor's reception room when
Mr. MItchel appeared and pumped
"Billy's" hand In old-time religious style.
Even though Mayor MItchel Is famous
as tho best nnd most graceful tangolst
on the little Isle of Manhattan, "Billy"
liked him "great." His face lighted up
in a regular trall-hltter's grin as ho In
troduced him to "Mn."
When "Billy" left City Hall ho said
the Mayor was "some fine Bcout" nnd
cnpnblo of going 100 miles an hour for
God rtnd chic righteousness.
"Billy" nnd five automobiles left Pater
son nt 10 o'clock this morning nnd struck
A est Hoboken nt precisely 11 o'clock.
He plowed through tho mud of the
Hnckensnck meadows at nbout 40 miles
nn hour. Four cars which followed his
onto contained members of his party
nnd newspaper men.
What fow newspaper men weio not
along with "Billy" as he bowled down
llrondwny, wnlkcd up It, saying, "Here
comes 'BUI,' " nnd tipping off tho crowds
on the street corners.
People thought they were "Joshing," nnd
even trnftlo officers who committed the
indlscietlou of holding up the evangelistic
piocesslnn, when they wcro told "Billy"
was in thnt car. murmured an Incredulous
"Oiviin there, Steve, you can't hand me
that hunk" It was funny, but "Billy"
didn't een look nt the officers. He Just
drank In little old New York, saying:
"Golly," ns ho circled Into Park row and
squinted up nt the Woolworth towers.
After his handshake and chat with
Mnor MItchel, he had luncheon nnd then
went to tho Press Club, where, beforo a
distinguished nudlence of journalists, he
dissertated on newspapers, good, bad and
OUSTED IN ASHLAND
Borough Councilmen Must Quit
by Supreme Court Decision
Two men nro ousted from offices In tho
borough of Ashland, Schuylkill County,
by n decision of tho Supremo Court,
handed down today by Justice Mostroznt.
The opinion reverses tho findings of tho
Schuylkill County Common Pleas Court.
T. W. Raudcnbush and Henry ICrnpf nro
tho men ousted. Raudcnbush, after turn
ing In his resignation as a member of tho
borough Council, voted on Its acceptance
Ho then nominated Krapf ns his succes
sor, voting for him. In each Instance tho
voto would have been n tlo without that
of Raudenbush, who was clocatcd water
superintendent of tho borough.
Tho lower court held that a provision
requiring councilmen to servo until their
successors are appointed gave Hauuon
bush tho right to voto for his resignation
and for tho election of Krapf. This rea
soning Is upset by tho Supremo Court by
tho argument that If Raudcnbush had re
signed he no longer had tho right to voto.
Tho Court contends thnt his resignation
never was made effective, bocauso ho lind
no llgbt to vote on It. Also, ns ho wns
and Is a member of Councils, ho had no
legal right to obtain another offlco
through tho voto of that body.
MAYOR TURNS EARTH
FOR PARKWAY WORK
Ceremony Marks Start of Pro
ject to Clear Last Section of
Right of Way.
Mayor Blankonburg turned tho first
spadoful of earth on the contrnct that
will complcto tho Parkway botweon
Logan Square nnd 23d street this after
noon, while, hundreds of persons, among
them city officials nnd many persons who
havo boon Interested In tho Parkway
project from Its Inception, cheered lustily,
Stnto Senator James P, McNIchol,
whoso company' has the contract for this
section of tho Parkway, was n partici
pant In the ceremony. The Mnyor spoko
briefly of tho Parkway, of tho long strug
gle to rcaiizo It, and of tho Inestimable,
bcncllts, both material and cultured. It
Ho noted tho growing tendency of per
sons to recognize the Importnnco of beau
tiful things In tho lives of others, not
only that they may bo mado better In
heart, but that they may bo mado moro
vnluablo In the ordinary business of life.
Others Interested In tho Parkway move
ment spoke in praise of tho work so fnr
done, complimenting tho Mayor nnd
others for their determined struggling to
realize tho project.
The contract tn wreck 11 buildings In
tho lino of tho Parkway near loth and
Arch streets nnd to remove pnrts of four
others In tho path of tho Parkway wns
nwnrded today to Michael McCullough.
Ho will receive 1100 nnd tho snlvnge.
Tho buildings to bo razed arc: Numbeis
1B01, 1C03, 1C03, lt;o;. H:09. loir, and 1017 Arch
street, 10s nnd 110 North lCtli stioet, 2331
Uuttonwood street nnd 233.", Ralston street.
The buildings of which onlv a part must
be removed arc Numbers 1G25. 1027 and 1629
Arch street nnd 112 North 10th street.
Tho contrnct for laying 11,000 squnro feet
of curbing nlong the Northenst boulevard
was awarded to tho Baiber Asphalt Com
pany at $7230.
Finds "Amateurs1' in M
ion Demonstration id
Interesting Tim t..Sie
t. i tutZa "ThSJ
Didn't Armour ' wl
By ELLEN ADA in
ATLANTIC CITY, Afirll A
spring sunshine shone bu 's'
llght-honrted men and maiden, Vx?
popular eeasldo resort yesterday C
all tho world and his wife coyly -jAjjS
themselves and their spring ralm JtS
tho Boardwulk "for t i.. ' ."Si
""".lie ana fflffc
sec," nnd, doubtless, Incidentally iC
fipfm fltirl nrlmli.A.4 U--.. "H
-' - ......... ,-u iiiciiiseiveg,
Viewed with tho Impartial eye of eS
novcr beforo has wltnesed th, ttb
mg Bpoctacio of a spring "fMhlojFff
rado" at this gayest of gSy atieO
would appear that tho lilies of th 5
wero all out In full force-md wt,.Sf-
fhnv tnll np nnl i,kIhh , - . . J-
talnly Solomon in nil his glory y,
arrayed as nno of theso. 5
Speaking of n celebrity such u W
mon, rcminoa ono that another Ml (J
tho nonce greater celebrity was trtife
tho celebrated Boardwalk yesterday S
person of Wlllnrd, the "hero of Vi,J
cirea ngiits rolled into one " Hli mmS
nnrn eerlnlnlv -trM.,l ,(,. ,L -. W.
tho Sunday ploasuro-seokers. MJ
But to return to spring fahloaw2
poot qulto understates the cue 'iSI
ho assures us that In the sprint r! tew,
man's fancy lightly turns to thomS
of lovo. For, far moro often dot 2
young man's fancy turn to thouihtitJ
spats nnd canes and headgear of tuS
CITY'S BUSINESS WAYS
Director of Municipal Research
Bureau Addresses Monday
KAN OX "CUTTING" PUT
AT CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
f.r WrVCT 7fiL.-
Governor Fielder Signs Garnishee Act
TRENTON. N. J., April U.-Oovjrnor
Fielder has signed the garnishee bill.
It allows a levy for debt of 10 per cent,
on th wmai of pcrjn reviving 18
u wck or more- .
"Mlstah p'llceman, please kum heah an
'rest ma husban'." Margaret Bailey made
the request politely, while she held her
husband tightly on the corner of 20th nnd
Oxford streets. One hand clutched some
thing in Mlstah Bailey's pocket and Mls
tah Bailey waa frowning deeply. Such
was the scene when Policeman Wlnne
"DIs man's got 120 b'longln' to me,"
tald Margaret, "an' he won't gib It up."
"How about this?" asked the cop. ad
"I alnt sayln' nuthln' fall," he replied.
Wlnnemore didn't like the man's atti
tude and arrested him. But as he placed
his hand on the husband Margaret ran
out toward Oxford street. The "cop"
started after her and made Bailey run
with him. She was caught after a short
"There's too much mystery here," said
the policeman, and he took Mr. and Mrs.
Bailey to the 19th and Oxford streets sta
tion. When the couple were brought before
Magistrate Morris, Bailey atarted the pro
ceedings himself with the announcement,
"I ain't sayln' nuthln fall."
"May be you will say something In a
minute," the Magistrate ventured. Mar
garet was more communicative, "Mlstah
Bailey's got $20 belongin' to me," she de
clared, "and he won't give It up."
"I ain't sayln' nuthln fall," said Bailey,
"Keep quletl" said the cop,
"Shut up!" added the Magistrate.
"lie's got some letlahs of reckmlnda
shin ob mine," added Margaret, "an 11
keeps me from makln' progress,"
"You're both guilty of disorderly con.
duct," the Magistrate declared.
"Five dollars fine each!"
Mlstah Bailey paid the fine, threw out
his chest and walked proudly from the
Margaret followed dubiously.
K Mike Sink could Just set enough
money to float along, he said, ha would
be happy. Hard luok pursued him so
fa.t, Mlk declared, that he couldn't keep
ahead of It. yfhta Mike, needed col he.
didn't have tho price, so he took soma
from coal cars along the Reading Rail
way, the police say. lie had a bag of it
on his back when he waa arrested. Sink
said that when a man Is down no one will
give him a chance to get up, but Magis
trate Tracy, who heard his troubles at
tho 15th and Raco streets station, dis
agreed with him.
"You can never Improve your condition
by stealing," said the Judge.
"But I'm married," said the prisoner.
"That don't glvo you license to steal,"
the Judge asserted, "and I think ft few
days In Jail would impress this upon your
Relatives of the prisoner and a number
of friends showed that It was his first
offense. Mike said that he didn't think
It was stealing Just to "take" coal. He
didn't seem to realize - that coal was
worth money. He thought "coal was Just
coal" and that It happened to be found
He was discharged.
A continuous thirst has caused William
Mulgrew, of 30th and Poplar streets, to
distrust himself, He told the police or
Qermantown that he found It hard to pass
a saloon, especially since tha wanner
weather arrived. Mulgrew was found
walking In several directions at once by
Policeman Davis. He went willingly to
the Qermantown station and was glad of
the opportunity to rest In a cell.
But when Mulgrew faced Magistrate
Pennock, he asked for another chanco to
keep straight. The Judge gave him the
opportunity. Mulgrew controlled his
thirst for a few hours, but It finally got
the better of him.
So he was back again In less than 21
hours tn the same cell In the station
"What have you to say for yourself
now?" the Magistrate asked.
"I am afraid I haven't a word this
time," said Mulgrew sadly. After a pause,
he added: "I can't keep sober; po uo
talkin. I wish you'd give me ftye days,"
"I think that would be a good plan."
aald the Judge, "and we'll make it Juat
Fnculty Deprives Students of Self
Government in Matter.
The growth of the practice of neglect
ing classes, called "cutting" In the Btu
dent vernacular, among the pupils of tho
Hoys' Central High School, has been
severely checked by nn order of the
Attendance Committee removing the
business of keeping attendance records
from tho hands of the students. Tho
student record keepers were found fre
quently to have overlooked absences.
Now tho professors and Instructors keep
the attendance records and report hourly.
Today -10 students were summoned be
fore tho Attendance Committee, found
guilty of absenting themselves from
classes and sentenced to punishment of
from three to five hours' detention.
After years of operation of the old sys
tem, the Attendance Committee Is satis
fled that It Is a failure, One student
In each class was assigned the duty of
keeping the attendance record and was
supposed to report at the end of each
day. Frequently, It has been learned,
these recorders were prevailed upon to
credit absentees with attendance. Some
times the leniency was Inspired by per
sonal friendship; sometimes It was ob
tulned by a plea,
Now the roll Is called at the beginning
of each hour. All absences are reported
Immediately to the office, which notifies
parents of the absent students. If the
parents fall to Justify the absence, the
student Is summoned before the Attend
ance, Committee and duly punished.
Clearing House for Greater Chamber
The movement to obtain a greater
Chamber of Commerce in this city found
the hearty indorsement of the Philadel
phia Clearing House Association at a
meeting or the association held today, A
resolution drawn up by the members
reads In part: "Tha members of this
association will co-operate In the develop
ment of the commercial, financial and in.
duatrlal actlvlttea of this city, and create
a trade body which shall be commenaurata
with the Importance pf Philadelphia."
Young Woman Attempts Suicide
Failure to find employment was the
reason, given by May Leonard, a years,
old, for attempting suicide after she took
poison In Baltimore last night. She told
the police her home waa Jn Philadelphia,
The girl took poison In front or a fire
house, and was (hen taken to a hoeDl.
taL She recovered sufficiently to be
placed under arreal Her name doom ,
! appear lu the Philadelphia directory.
Extensivo administrative control of
municipal expendltuics nnd standardized
salaries, service, materials nnd supplies
nre vital to Philadelphia, according to'
Ralph Bowman, director of the Bureau of
Municipal Research, who delivered nn
address nt 3 o'clock this nfternoon in the
Curtis Building on "Municipal House-
cleaning" beforo tho Monday I.oglslutlvo
Mr. Bowman said thero was a general
lack of uniformity lu tho fiscal policy of
tho city, nnd that appropriations should
bo simplified. Ho suggosted tho adoption
by tho city of n public Improvement pro
grnm, and ciitlciscil present budgets an
ticipating supplementary appropriations
as unsound business practice.
"Public ownership of public utilities."
said M,r. Bowman, "today undoslrable be
cause of publlo Inefllclency, are surely
coming In tho next generation." The
speaker said It wns tho exception 60 years
ago for a city to own Its own water
works. "Today It Is the exception for
any city not to control its water supplpy
and own Its water works."
Franklin Spencer Edmonds, tho first
speaker, look for his subject "Municipal
Homo Rule." The basis for such a de
mand, he said, was in the fact thnt tn,iu
tt 3-10 per cent, of tho total population
of the United States live In cities or In
MODELS DIDN'T APPEAR.
'ino xashion parade was delltWJB
enougn, nunougn mckaon's expeeud
modols with tholr Btunnlng New tori
creations did not turn up ns antldptftj
And, although various exciting ruson
had been circulated as to the promiS?
ndlng of models from various atom, uj
promenading wns confined chiefly to tat
pleasure-seekers who crowded oa ai
Boardwalk. Tho fashion parade, Dm,'
was moro amateur than profesilonll it
eharncter, hut nono tho less very uj.'
cessful nnd entertaining. The bmu.',
clal always; carries intcroat with lD
.-u...w..w.., ..u ,,,,, j u. viiu tuaiuiaeiKM
yesterday had tho individuality Ihl
nannoqulns' attlro often lacka. .
Tho hoso of two spring maldeni la tit?
tlcular really called for appreclmeii
Tho skirts wcro decidedly abbrevlittf,
and left very little of cither fMiF.
or hoso to the Imagination. Ons prelty'
girl hnd zebra-striped stockinet, (it
black-and-white lings nltornathur ate
hnlf nn Inch wide. The other had HtM
suede boots lacing up the side and Vn
pronounced in style. ji
..iiuiuvr juuiiti wuinnn wasaeenoaui
Boardwalk with stockings of a tartaajf
sign usually employed for the lesr.nUrtl
tho kilted Scottish soldiers. A
Sne.llclncr nf tlilnoi un.ftBl, tl.. mfl
. o - .....su uwut.ta,,, ,,,a 14.
tlonnl clement was not alone confine! (I
ankles yesterday, but oIbo to headrlir?
Harry Lauder hats were In evIdiMC
whllo tho odd variety of "Wee Mi.-
Greegor Bonnet," known as "Tha Glu
gnrry," was perched dizzily on tht Mil
oi moro man ono fair wearer. a
AS TO SPRING TOPCOATS, M
Where spring topcoats were concert!'
one saw many corduroys of brlllltnl 3?
ora everywhere, the pink and eeranlau
shades being popular: also vivid thil
and greens. Check suits, gabardlnei ts
uiueias wero io mo lore, wnue me payu
lnr suits wero of dark blue, with touefcu
of whlto tn belts, collars, cuffs and ibod.
Tho Boardwalk on a spring Sundays
inimy is a wonaeriui piace. ana ruu
day It was fairly Intoxicating. For til
nun wns sparkling on the ocean, and tit
waves nnd the rolling chairs were rclllif
merrily at ono and the same tlrrie, tit,
tho pure ozone of the Atlantic was puj;
Ing Its odd and rejuvenating pran!iii!l
every man; woman and child there, tnfl
ino very oiuesi person leit as iruj i
kittenish ns Swcot and Twenty. For JJ:
Atlantic City on a spring Sunday, tiJJ
burden of the years rolls oft ana en
grows young ana gay ana ueuuimu ;
BANK OFFICIAL STRICKEN
Charles V. Williams Found Dead
Avnlon. N. J.
Charles Victor Williams, recelvlnr Wfi
of the Republic Trust company, i mj
city, was found dead In the ;urf,
Avalon, N. J., last night. He
nin,u.j In 1.1a .lr,.l rlnfhe. ana U4
nbsenco of water In his lungs Wlf
that death wns causea Dy nesn "-,
It Is believed that he was stricken MU
TL.ll,lr0- nn 4I.a henrh nnd that thS FUU4
tldo covered his body. S
Mr. Williams was pom in .' -
Ho was 51 years old. He was treM""
nf U'nvnA Tjrilra V nnd A. M.,
had been receiving teller of th Ira
company slnco Its organization la jk
His accounts are In perfect oraer.
HerlruHn Atherton Scrlouslf III
NEW YORK. April 13.-0 ertrujja Agi
erton, tho novelist, is seriously m w-
Luke's Hospital. It was tnougni " -j
- - Htutm tl u in Liiirs ill- in i .iiird'a tiisnirni i
urban districts, resulting In an Increase mediate operation would be neceiur.(
m me nmoum or legislation required by but Mrs. Athcrton's condition le to ms"
Improved that this may be avoided,
Choosing a School for Your
Son or Daughter
is a very difficult thing to do unless you have personally
viBiica ana investigated a large number. In order to help
you and save you a great amount of correspondence and
tiresome investigation, LEDGER CENTRAL sent out
a college graduate to visit schools and colleges, He has
spent several months visiting all the best schools in the
East, securing all sorts of information at first hand
and is qualified to help you find the school best suited to
the peculiar needs of your boy or girl, at whatever price
you can afford to pay. The service is free, and we suggest
that you, get in touch with the Bureau at once, as many
schools are registering pupils now, and will be filled to
capacity before June. Call, write or phone.
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