Evening public ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, April 26, 1915, Night Extra, Page 6, Image 6
TCVTCfflNG LEDGERPHILADELPHIA, MONDAY. APRIL 26. 191S; 6 m Concert tonight '; at mei10p0litan tStttnvbrictee & Clothier Chorus Fof More Than 150 Voices in fji- MtiQ Program. ,-fcj. -Ane anjiuai concert 01 mo Dirawununo Hg-Jk Clothier ChorjiF, for which preparation fimvo been utmcr-jtyay ior two mumnr, Will bo Riven lonlRht.)n the Metropolitan Opera House The program comprises tho chnrmlntt and tuneful cantatas, "Tho Swan and the Skylark" and "The Hoso Mftlil." TJie affair promises to he an hrtlslldUliifnph In every respect, i Tho chorus now numbers moro than 160 Voices. The Soloists, nil of whom enjoy .distinction In their line, will be Mrs. May Ebfey Hols, Mrs Clnru Yoruin Joyre, Nicholas DoiiRhty nml Louis James How ell, The Philadelphia Orchestra will fur Mlsh the Instrumental music Herhort J. XUcy, the general tnmmRor of the Straw rjdRo & Clothier store, will direct tho entire, production. 7 In accordance with past custom, the firm will pay all the expenses of the con cert, and the entire gross receipts will be turned over to the Strnwbrldge & Clothier pension fund Holding the concert In tho Metropolitan Opera House Is u departure, since the affair has always been staged In the Academy of Music In previous years. About ISO concerts have been given by tho Strawbrldgo & Clothier Chorus since U was first orgnnlzed. Twelve of tho moro notable productions were given In tho Academy of Music nml 11 at Willow Grovo. More than 100 concerts have been Slvert In the store during the Haster and Christmas seasons COURT CLEItKS LORK FKES Money Collected in Naturalization Cases Will Go to Counties. Justice Stewart, In the Supremo Court lcla rendered a decision, declaring that counties of the State, and not their court clerks'' or Prothonotarles, arc entitled to a prpportlon of all the fees collected In naturalization proceedings. Today's de- I clslpn reverses an opinion handed down Court of Schuylkill County. '- Tho decision Is the result of n test case instituted by Join. W. Reese, Prothono tary of the Common Pleas Court of Schuylkill County. Tho nmount of fees Involved In this particular case was ISM. J representing half of the total foes col- lectcd by Peesc. The other half he turned over, as provided by the act of Congress, to the Iturenu of Immigration and Naturalization. ypunfr Woman Saves liuming Home The bravery of Bmma Mltchener, a guest' nt the home of Tharles H KUIott, of 3211 Montgomery avenue, saved the house from piohable destruction by (Ire today. On being awakned by smoke, the young woman saw a Ince curtain ablaze and tore It from the wlmlnw. Ihlle attempting to extinguish the flames, sho was painfully burned on tho arms and body. Her injuries we nt. 'tended by a physician. The lire caused a loss of SSO. Turk Sent on Peace Mission BUCHAP.EST. April M.-Osmnn Nlzonl. 'former Turkish Ambassador at London Is on his way to Berlin, having been en trusted with n secret mission In connec tion with Turkey's desire to conclude n separata peace. He also will visit Rome VILLA PORTRAYS FEROCIOUS PlOHTllffl AT CELAYA Its Sanguinary Character Horrified "Even Those Familiar With War fare." WASHINGTON. April 2i.-righllng so bloody ns to horrify oven those familiar with warfare marked his forces' recent struggle with General Obregon's ar Mnftlstan at Cclayn, declared a report from General Villa received nt his Junta here today. He bombarded Celnya continuously for 21 hums, Villa rnys, Obregon losing cnormmirlv. especially among his Yaqul Indian trbnps. On tho other hand Villa, admitted that his own "battalion of death," n picked body which Hies n black flag, and prides Itself on the emblem of tho skull and cross-bonca on each mon's Jacket, was nearlj annihilated In a desperate charge against tlit Cnrranzlstas. Tho charge was led by Villa himself Ills horse ni killed under him. Oriinnil Unnda, one of his lieutenants, was described as having charged with his staff In an armored train against Obre gon's artillery, planted on buildings In Celaya's outskirts. In tho face of a ter rific llro Honda and his men rnn their train within W) feet of the enemj's rnnnon, then made n dosh on foot, suc ceeded In mining tho buildings and blow ing them Into tro nlr with dynamite. Villa owned that Us losses were very heavy. BJPECtlVl JEW JBiV.UC.OX BLUE MONDAY STRIKES AGAIN Deprives Sam Smaller of Clothes, Breakfast and Good, Cold Water. The changed tompcraturo of tho day has not obliterated Its hlueness. How would you llkn to discover that your wife had carefully collected nil your spring and summer suits and fiolri them to the old clothes man? And then had Just ns enrefully packed all your other npparel away In a trunk? That la what happened to Sam Smaller. Mrs. Smaller was amazed when he ap peared for breakfast this morning In his pajamas. "Don't stand there and gap." he crowled. "They'ro tho only things J'ou'vo left mo. I can't find a pair of trousers or a coat and vest to wave my neck. If you think I'm going to pry open any trunks early Monday morning, you're mistaken." "You'll have to wait a while for your breakfast," said Mrs. Smaller "The plumber came here this morning and turned the water off, and. In turning It off, he lincl to turn the gns off first " "Jt'H the first time I've ever heard of gas and water running through tho Fame pipe," said Smaller. "I suppose we can't have nny butter because Its the Sfith of tho month. If the plumber doesn't ob ject, I'll phone to the restaurant In tho next block and tell them to bring up my breakfast " Ho tiled the phone, but thero was no answer, for the restaurant whs closed on account of a death In the family. Gossip May Prevent AVeddiiiR Mrs. Lena Strup, of 3214 Miller street, tho R3- ear-old fiancee of Wllllnm SHcox, 111 years old, of 3465 Edgmont street, threat ens to call off the ceremony unless gossip about the weddlnff ceases. Mrs. Strup, Indignant nt tho publicity given her en gagement, said: "If thlng3 don't change mighty sudden I'll back out. I was mar ried twice before and I never had all this fuss and gossip about It. I don't have to get married. I'm nble to support myself." Sllcox had nothing to say about his np proachlng nuptlal. PROPOSED LOAN BILL Toward the Conduction of n Subway Railway In Broad Street, from League Island to OIncy Avenue, with the ncceuary branch line northeast and north west from Broad Street, and the Construction of an Elevated Railway, from Front and Arch Streets to Rhawn Street. A Cross (X) markbdin tho square at tho righj; of tho wprd YES indicates! a voto FOR tho Loan. A Cross (X) marked in tho square at tho right of tho word NO indicates a voto AGAINST tho Loan. LOAN OF SIX MILLION (0,000,000) DOLLARS. Shall tho Corporate Authorities of tho City of Philadelphia 1j authorized to Increase the Indebtedness of tho said City, In the further sum of Six Million (0,000,000) Dollar? YES NO IDENTIFY WOMAN SUICIDE Wifo of Pennsylvania R. R. Employe Kills Herself in Park. Tho young woman who leaped to her death from tho Strawberry Mansion trol ley bridge In Iritlrmount Park on Saturday afternoon has been Identified ns Mrs, Mabel Bowers, 1324 Lycoming street, wife of nn employe In tho paymaster's depart ment of tho Pennsylvania Hallroad. Mrs. Mowers fractured her skull when sho struck one of the piers of the bridge. According to the husband of the woman, who was 23 years of age, eho had been suffering from a nervous breakdown. When her parents, who mado their homo with her, became alarmed over her nb senee Saturday night, they naked frank P. Haucry, 1328 Lycoming street, to go to tho Morgue and look nt tho body of tho voting woman who committed suicide by leaping from tho bridge. Ho Identified the remains. ;EAU RATS IN BOMB-LIKE BOX TRANSIT LOAN VOTE BALLOTS SENT OUT Half Million Distributed Among 1264 Polling Places for 250,000 Electors. FtArT More than half a million ballots fcr use In the special election Thursday, when the people will vote on the proposed JC.OO.Ooo transit loan, are being dlstiibuted today among the 12C-1 polling places In the city. The work Is being done under tho direc tion of Harry Kuenzel, su perintendent of elections In tho County Commissioner's department. Tho ballots are uniform In sire, with the exception of thoso for uso In tho 23th, 27th and 3Sth Wards, where cnuncllmnnlc vacancies are to bo tilled. In theso ensco the ballots are six Inches longer and tho names of the councllmnnlc nominees ap pear above tho transit loan proposal. Approximately 250,000 citizens are qualified to voto at tho special election, nccordlng to the estimates of tho Board of Keglstratlon Commissioners. At the general cloctlon last November 272,000 citizens wcro registered and duly quali fied to voto. This number has been de creased by at least 20,000 by deaths, changes of rcsldenco and other causes. Friends of tho Taylor trant.lt plan wore surprised to leacn today that City Solicitor Kyan has prepared a proposed amendment to tho constitution which would Increase Philadelphia's borrowing capacity to 10 per cent., us designed by tho pending Vnro amendment, but which would make tho money nvallable for all purposes, Instead of for port and transit Improvements, as provided by the Vare amendment. In substanco this amendment Is the same as that advocated by Senator Mc Nlchol some weeks ago, which was at tacked by all supporters of the Taylor plan ns fatal to the comprehensive pro gram of tiaii'lt development about to bo begun lure Following the publle bear ing February 11 before the State Pcnatn Committee nn Municipal Affairs It was supposed that Senator McNIchol would abandon his proposition to amend the pending amendment. Former Director Norrls, of tho Depart ment of Wharves, Docks nnd Ferries, nnd other financiers havo said that It would bo had business policy for tho city to In creaso tho borrowing capacity for any other than revenue-producing Improve ments. The adoption of tho suggestion of tho City Solicitor would only not di vert tn other purposes a considerable part of the money Intended for uso for transit development, but would delay for two yearn the llnnl paenge of the constitu tional amendment, thereby obstructing the entire transit program except the expen diture of the proposed $5,000,000. Police Think It Explosive nnd Pass It on to Fire Mnrshnl. Tiro Marshal Ocorgo W. Elliott today nflleluted at tho opening of suspicious packages found by a patrolman on a dnorstep In South Philadelphia and sup posed to lie a bomb. Homoval of tho outer wrappings dis closed a cigar bov. Tho cigar box was then allowed to rest In a bucket of water for tho regulation length of lime, and nttor wet blankets had been wrapped tightly around tho mysterious bundle tho lid was pried oft by tho flro marshal. Tho Investigation disclosed two sowor rats, which, tho marshal says, had been dead for nt least two weeks, Tho de ceased rata completely filled tho box. Patrolman Louis Mlntz found the box on tho doorstep nt P32 South Sth street. It was addressed to "Mlchete Homano, Montrose street, city." The parcel was i-enled with red wax. Lieutenant Samuel Mills, of tho 7th and Curpenter streets police station, sent the package to tho fire marshal to bo opened. Of course you will take advantage of the opportunity offered by "Gas Range Week" to examine GAS RANGES i ) m &jit a They aic made in "Philadel phia, The World's Greatest Work Shop," in sizes and styles to suit any need. Sold by Gas Companies, De partment Stores and Dealers Everywhere. Roberts & Mander Stove Co. Philadelphia WMBbsTOaiit " BlU ' - W l-""-A lllA J ! ! I I ?- ja mix TOAD LEADS TO ARREST OP 3 Youths Attempted to Placo It In Hair of Several Girls. An Innocent toad which hopped about Hunting Park enjoying the summer Bun slna yesterday afternoon proved tho un doing of three young men and caused them to spend lost night In the 39th street and Lancaster avenue pollco sta tlon. Tho direct charge agnlnst tho three youths wos that they attempted to placo tho load In the hair of .several young girls In tho park. ' The trio, who gave their names ns John Utile, 20 years, 2735 North Front street; William McOrath, 18 years, 155 Park avenue, and Wilton Well, 19 years, 2741 North 21th street, wcro arrested hy Park Guard Hartllno and Sergeant Itogers. Thoy wero released by Magistrate Boylo this morning after a sevcro reprimand. Samuel Gold, 10 years, G31 Mifflin street, who was accused of making Improper remarks to girls In Falrmount Park yes terday, was sentenced to 10 days In prison by Mnglstrato Doyle. LINER BRINGS 186 Som.& Dominion Delayed by Dock fitriw .. t ,argo. Tho American Line steamship ton,,, docked at the Washington ...7!?,n,0 day after a delay of moro than lWo w ' at Liverpool caused y the doetn. . strike In that port. Tho Dominion . only American Line steamsMr "n?.1!"1 mhndeered by the British Admliii .0m others, notably the Merlon IWV . Prance nW """ M trPW. to Tho finer carried S8 cabin and 1(4 t ago passengers on tho trip lult "lr" pleted. tho greatest number brmL? m this port by any vessel In the l&,8t t0 iMuimin, .milling mo cab n r... ur 1 wero Mrs. Nora R. Smith and hVins4r,i tan. Miss E. A. Smith and M?sr.d?ru1I Smith, all of 8118 nideo "n2,M M- aI After discharging a small cargo of .. eral merchandise, the Dominion i will F.J" a capacity cargo of foodstuffs . " supplies, Tho return vovnn i. ."?? to begin on Saturdav. "PectH "Di iana 99 In a season of wonderful variety, no model excels this in refined and exqui site fashion. Patent leather. Inlaid with white, fawn or grey. Whlto buck, Inlaid with black. Stei5eru?al , V 1 420 Chestnut St "Whero Only tho Best la Good Enough", BiMiiiPiiiiiillillliillilllllill!' WIW i m m DREICER&C0 FIFTH AVENUE AT FORTY-SIXTH NEW YORK DREICER JEWELS on exhibition in Phila delphia this week at the RITZ-CARLTON HOTEL (South West Salon) .fllniiillll "" h" tiltolliliJMiiliiili'i'lill'ililill lillliilliiiliiiiiiil WW & In f Jur i "B 1 1 9fllllili T - -:! can iHrjIbd Kim -spjm I Gas b-Jral Infhct 1 l -lr Ttr.TW-mlfraW'jjJ II APRlLijfl ; 1 30rf 0raaf' f"f UjlMM I ' EThinT fB jSA tat w I ma igiHLHfii in Honor ation al elebratio This is a country-wide movement to testify to the merits of this greatest of labor-saving, economical, household devices. Your Gas Company Is a Leader in This Movement We shall celebrate this week in Philadelphia in many unusual and interesting ways. Attractive and instructive window displays. Complete exhibitions of latest models. Baking and cooking Window Demonstration at our 11th and Market Streets Store. Every Cabinet Gas Range on Our Floors Reduced $2.00 During Gas Range Week This includes the Special Cabinet Range offered this year at the Unusually Low Price of $21.75. - . ' For this week only, $X9' There was never such a value. All ranges sold on easy terms. Our Special Invitation We want you as our guest during Gas Range Week At Our Market Street Store Tea and a Light Repast Will Be Served every day from 11 A. M. to 4 P. M., in a Japanese Tea Room specially arranged. Music. This Invitation Is Addressed To You, Whether You Have a Gas Range or Not It is safe to say you know all about a Gas Range. If you do not, by all means avail yourself of this opportunity to ask questions, look and learn. See the water heater in operation the little side partner of the gas range. Make up your Gas Range Week party now come, be our guests this week. EVERYBODY WELCOME. Reductions apply to sales made by salesmen who will call at your home, and at all our stores, as follows: llth & Market Streets Broad and Arch Streets 2209-1 1 N, Front Street Broad and Tasker Streets Germantown and Maplewood Avenues 1706 N. Broad Street 135-137 S. 52d Street 4419 Frankford Avenue 4236 Main Street, Manayunk and Northern Liberties Gas Co,, 3rd & Brown Streets THE UNITED GAS IMPROVEMENT COMPANY i WWWWtfWWWsrWW nl u i iM XTtm t.