Evening public ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, April 28, 1915, Night Extra, Page 2, Image 2

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Colonel Declares He Went
to "Boss" Partly for
Knowledge and Partly
Because He Wanted to
Hold Organization.
SIDRAdUSE, X. Y., April 29,-Colonel
Roosevelt spent his moat tempestuous
day on the witness stand this morning.
After his cross-examination was con
eluded shortly before 11 o'clock, the
former President explained In detail the
contributions to the loot Itepubllcan cam
paign fund nnd his relations with "Boss"
When re-dlrcct examination began. John
M. Bowers, chief counsel for Hooscvclt.
exploded a bomb when ho declared that
William M. ivlns had misled the Colonel
by reading from tho Clapp Commlttee'B
campaign contribution findings Instead of
from tho ommclat report. Ivlns hotly
denied deception. The matter dually was
passed over.
Roosevelt said he wns mistaken In testi
fying tho contributions to his fund were
Hp asserted Chairman Cortctyou told
him they were only about $1.SOO,000.
Bitter clashes between the Colonel, his
counsel and Barnes' attorneys constantly
occurred. Roosevelt was full of lire, snap
and lm. He smacked his hands In crack
ing emphasis of his explanation that he
worked with Piatt only as far as his own
conscience permitted.
"On certain points." said Hooscvclt.
"because of his wide knowledge, I found
Mr. run's advice very valuable, of real
and great value.
"I consulted with him on all matters of
great Importance during my entire Ad
ministration. My purpose was partly to
take advantage of his experience; largely
to see If I could not come to an agree
ment with him as the head of the Organi
zation which would let me nvold a break
with the Organization and nt the same
time do what the Interests of tho State
"My purpose in not breaking with the
Organization was to avoid disrupting the
Republican party ns long as I could by
honorable action prevent It and also get
affirmative right done at Albany," raid
tho colonel, smacking his flat in his palm.
Ivlns protested that Hooscvclt bo pro
hibited from such gesticulations.
"They affect the minds of the Jury,"
said Ivlns. "although we can't control his
Vocal emphasis."
The Judge paid the witness should tes
tify In the ordinary manner.
"I shall not attempt to regulate the or
dinary manner of the witness, even hi
gesticulation," said the Judge.
Roosevelt said tho Organization's con
trol of the Senate, if he .broke with It,
would have bllckcd, If not preevntcd, get
ting any affirmative action.
"I became convinced the Organization
controlled the mnjorlty of the Senate,"
he continued, "and if I want to get
action I should go where the real power
was to Mr. Piatt and I must coruiutl
with him lr I wished to get affirmative
action. I wasn't content to havo a merely
'negative Administration. There were a
number of positive results I wished to
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U& y A lie uruaa-eAuiuiimuuii ui ivuiunci nuuw
cll uo VUMipiKlcu unci uu hum uwit imi
the etand S3 hours nnd 1 minutes.
"That's all." said William M. Ivlns. nt
1.0:11, after Roosevelt had ndmltted mak
ing certain speeches throughout New
York last October attacking Barnes and
alleging his combination with Charles F,
The 45 minutes during which Roosevelt
was under cross-examination, were taken
up by the Colonel's admissions, In ringing
tones, whenever he got a chance to repeat
his words, that ho accused Barnes nnd
Murohv of taking from the neonle tho
Mr right to govern themselves.
PM- T nl,l tlinf ' nr "Voq " wr tho fTnl-
onel'a answers, with a show of big molars
and evident satisfaction.
Attorney Ivlns read several of Roose
velt's speeches and statements to the
Jury. Tho Colonel gave an exhibition of
memory. He supplied omissions In the
printed reports of his speech and made
corrections. Once he took the copy from
Ivlns' hands and read the speech himself,
putting all hl3 platform energy and em
phasis Into it.
' Gome of the anti-Barnes attacks were
excluded by Justice Andrews, including
Roosevelt's speeches made after Barnoi
filed the libel suit last July.
Roosevelt admitted that he said In
"was not prepared to admit" either
Barnes or Murphy had any character
and were princlpaU in "see-saw" mla
govemment. That Roosevelt aggravated the libel
by repeating the charges after Barnes
sued was asserted by Ivlns.
When lite counsel objected to receipt of
certain speeches, Roosevelt In vlole.it
pantonine signalled hia lawyers to let
him answer.
Sometimes he answered before his
counsel could register objections.
Immediately after Ivins ended, AttornfC
Bowers took up the re-dlrect examinaJj,
no iuuk ujj uio iimbvct ui wuiuiJaiH con'
trlbutlons. ,.-
S3HINGT0N. April !S.
For east
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warmer in southeast portion tonight; light
. variable winds.
The barometric pressure has increased
off the New England coast during the
last 24 hours, causing easterly and north
easterly winds over coast districts as fat
south ns Maryland, with a decided fall
In temperature, the drop In Philadelphia
being U degrees. Reodlnga remain un
seasonably high in all parts of Pennsyl-
iy vanla. except the extreme southeast, and
mniugiiuui mo uohb icsiuii aim centra
yalleys. Scattered showers occurred yes
terday In New York, Pennsylvania, New
Jersey, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa and
Michigan, but the amounts were generally
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,'ISfeT . SWIM CioSy ;
Men of All Walks of Life Honor Harry E Tucker Reverence
for Man Killed While Fulfilling Duty Rivals Pomp
of Famous Scenes.
No hero of Ancient or modern battle
field was over lowered Into the grave
with more feeling of devotion, perhaps,
than Detectlvo Harry 13. Tucker, who
was killed by a "Doggie" Miller, and
burled this afternoon. There havo been
few higher tributes to n ninn who died
1 ntho performance of his duty.
Mayor Blnnkenburg, the city's chief
executive, Director Porter, of the De
partment of Safety, every police lieuten
ant on the force, reprosentatlvcn from At
lantic City and Camden, from the Penn
sylvania nnd Baltimore, nml Ohio ltnll
roadft; men representing nearly every
walk of life gathered reverently nt tho
hero's home and grave In silent nnd
mournful tribute.
N'o casket probably was ever draped
with wreaths and flowers, given In n
more hcnrt-felt spirit of devotion for the
man who died In the performance of his
Store than 100 police were detailed nt the
Tucker home to keep back the huge
'rowd. Piomptly at 2 o'clock scveial hun
dred members of the department marched
form the With street and Woodland nve
nue station, where Tucker was detailed,
to tho house. Tho procession was headed
by the police band, playing a funeral
march, and Director Porter, Superintend
ent of Police Robinson nnd other olllclnls.
Captn'n Cnnieron. Lleutennnts Tate, Wood
and Eninnuel, with nil members of tho
city detective force, were nlso present.
Mayor Ulniikciiburg and Director Porter
both expressed condolences to Mrs. Tuck
er. All officials present spoko In slowing
words of Tucker's past life, tints all
along the street were doffed In tribute
to tho claln man.
Few funerals have been more dramatic.
While hundreds of members of the pollco
force gathered to escort their comrade
to the grave. "Doggie" Miller crouched,
weeping. In hla prison cell.
The Tucker home was literally packed
with flowers. Floral tributes were sent
Deathbed Wish Shown in Effort
to Oust Widower as Adminis
trator of $52,000 Estate.
Action hns been instituted before the
Register of Wills by Mrs. Ella M. C. Mc
Manus, of 017 North lfith street, to re
vckd letters of administration granted
to the husband of her daughter, Helen
J. Moycr, who died at the mother's resi
dence April 1. The estate amounts to
$52,000 of personal property. A hearing In
tho case will b held before the Register
on Friday.
Mrs. McManus offered for probato a
paper necl'ired to be a will made verbally
by Mrs. Moycr on her deathbed, which
contains the rcqucfit that the husband
should1 not "hnndle one cent of my
money, for all the suffering nnd torture
he caused me since t married him."
The husband, Wnllnce N. Moyer, who
lives nt JCK North 12th street, obtained
tho letters of administration on applica
tion made one week after his wife's
death, declaring that she died without
leaving a will.
A few days later, Mr. McManus, the
mother of Mrs. Moycr. the decedent, fllc-J
a. petition with the Register asking for
issuance of a citation against her son-in-law,
Wallace N. Moycr. to show cause
why the letters granted him should not
bo revoked. She nverred, In tho petition
that a caveat protesting against tho
granting of the letters had been flleJ
within three days after the death of Mrs.
Moycr and that the Register of Wills
under the act of June t" lfD7, had no
right or power to grant letteru to any
one, so thnt the granting of letters of
administration, nt the expiration of only
four days nftcr the filing of a caveat hy
your petitioner wns entirely Illegal and
not In accordance with the laws of tlui
Stato of Pennsylvania." The petition
Bets forth that the law aIlow 10 days
within which to file a bond nnd that tho
designated period had not elapsed.
The nuncupative will offered for pro
bate and said to Indicate tho wishes of
the dying woman made In the presence of
three witnesses. Is as follows:
"On Wednesday. March 31, 1013. at 917
North 16th street. In the front bedroom of
tho second-story front. In bed, Helen J.
Moycr said she wanted us to pay atten
tion to how she wanted her affairs fixed.
She paid this to all three, her mother, my
self and Kate:
" -A portion of the mono J if J orX.
gago I want left In trust f;r jesSei my
niece; brother Albert anj n, other. Tho
remainder of the money j wullt eft for
masses for father,,otner and myself
to the Gesu ChurcJ, j nIf0 want money
left to the Rev.ther McCndle for some
thing for hJS'tjiurch. I nlso want money
lekt for fog )e0p 0f tho cemetery lot.
I . wa"' Gertrude to havo money lett, for
, ,,.s always been kind.
" also want Kate to have money, for
Sfe has been kind to me. I also want
the rest of my money to be divided be
taween Albert and mother. I also want
him (referring to her husband) not to
handle one cent of my money, for all
the suffering nnd torture he caused me
since I married him.'
"Philadelphia, April 5, 1015.
"I'm on the Job for 24 hours; that's why
my name Is Day."
Thus spoke John Day. 62 years old and
proud of It, aa he cracked a whip about
the legs of two cops who sought to criti
cise hU methods. Day lives at 2125 Mut
ter street when he's home, which la not
much, and he spends considerable of hla
time as a walking advertisement for a
Kensington butter and ees dealer. Occa
sionally, too. he delivers orders, and aa
eves are rather ticklish things to carry
In surging crowds, John brings a whip
along, which tolls people plainer than
words that they must get out of the wayi
It aggravates Day when he seea any
one within three yards of him either way.
and to get a wider radius of exclusive
thoroughfare he turns on one heel and
w'elds the whip aa he revolves. He was
thus engaged today and the crack of the
whip brought yells from facetious young
sters. It was their tdiouts which brought
the cops, who "happened to be Policemen
Bowera and Qreentree. They braved the
withering warpa ot John Day's lash and
took him to the 4th and Yort; itreeu sta
tion. Day pointed to the fact that he "looked
like Uncle Sam." and told the police they
ought -to be nhamed of themselves for
taking him in.
"You may look lik Uncle Sam," aald
Magfstrat Glenn, "but you don't act like
aim. Uncle Bam doean't go around looking
for troybfe In fact, he remalru neutral.
Unless you promise to do the timi you
JjpfUl go up, the vr."
by the Pennsylvania and Baltimore nnd
Ohio Railroads, from every police sta
tion In the city nnd from many nearby
cities nnd towns. There were many
tributes from acting detectives.
One of the most pathetic scenes wns
the meeting of Mrs. Tucker and Mrs.
Daisy Hecker, n sister of the slain man,
who arrived from Baltlmoro In time for
the funeral.
The funeral services were held first nt
Detective Tucker's home, f"39 Woodland
novnue, nnd then nt the Olivet Methodist
Episcopal Church. Interment wns In
Mt. Zlon Cemetery, Dnrby.
The honorary pnllbcarels were Detect
ive Hnrry Owelty, Detective Thomns
Hnibrldgo, Detective George Tlinler, De
tective Edward Lynch, Special Officer
Thomas .McDowell nnd Special Olllccr
Thomas Kennedy. 1'hc pnllbcarprfl were
npoplntcd by Captain Cameron this morn
ing. More than SSfl members of the police
force In uniform cnlhcrcd shortly after
1 o'clock nt Market nnd Juniper streets
and marched to the Tucker home. Among
those who escorted the body were:
It, W. Mace, Leonnrd J. Slicrinan,
George Loughlln, of tho 10th Wnrd Re
publican Club; Wlltlnm J. Vlnckenhurg,
lieutenant of pollco of the Pennsylvania
Railroad; Harold Mitchell; mnny mem
bers of the Patriotic Order Sons of
America, of which Tucker wns a mem
ber, and members of several other or
ganizations to which he belonged; Cap
tain Robert D. Cameron, of the detcctH'i
bureau; Lieutonniits of Detectives Tnte
and Wood, nnd County Prosecutor Krnfl,
of Camden.
Atlantic City sent six representatives.
Mnny came from Cnmdcn. All the police
captains nnd lieutenants were present.
Three police representatives were eciu
from each district.
The Ilev. Dr. ttnocli Hoffman, pastor of
the Olivet Methodist Episcopal Cluuvh,
K!d rticct and Grays avenue, ofllclated.
Chicago Concerns and 18 Union
Business Agents Are Accused
of Conspiracy.
CHICAGO, April 2$. Wholesale charges
of conspiracy In restraint of Interstate
commerce, fixing of prices nnd forming of
combinations to throttle nutRlde competi
tion and monopolize building construction
in Chicago nro contained In Indictments
returned by tho Federal Grand Jury
ngnlnst 82 Chicago contracting firms and
IS business agents of labor unions, which
were made public today.
Tho Indictments are raid to be the llrst
of the kind ever returned under the Fed
eral antitrust law. They charge big local
contractors and labor leaders, many of
whose names nro known from one end of
tho nation to the other, with conspiring
to exclude completely from Chicago all
contractors and construction companies of
other cities, thus monopolizing tho Chi
cago business.
Bond3 for the Indicted men were llxcd
at ?JO0O each today by Judge Landls, who
will allow a reasonable time for tho In
dicted men to surrender themselves to
tho court. In the event of their failure
to avail themselves of this privilege the
court will Issue capiases for their arrests."
Representatives of machinery and build
ing material manufacturers from York,
Pn., Racine, Wis., St. Louis, Hartford,
Conn., and Jersey City, N, J., it was snid
today, will be Government witnesses when
the indicted men go to trial. j
Disturbs Ten Slumberers V Tent's
Shelter nnd Cops Gathe,v Tnem jn.
A bad elephant, which 'was ,aWn(r a
short walk outside one tne tent8 nt tno
circus, frightened , r?irc cops ond ten
bums today and yr3 ,he CUU50 o the lat.
ters' arrest.
Policeman :cintee saw the animal
wnnd; irf nround and learned, Incl
'' .ally, that It killed u man some time
aso. When the elephant assumed a fight
ing attitude, Maclntee shouted and ran.
Two other cop3 nearby followed suit.
Their shouts awakened the bums, who
were colled up comfortably near the tents,
Tho cops gathered In the bums as they
ran and took them to the Falls of Schuyl
nill station.
Magistrate Grelis sent them to Jail for
live days.
$6000 for Darlington "Gym"
One hundred members of the Alumnae
Association of Darlington Seminary,
West Chester, In session nt the Adelphla
Hotel, this morning voted to raise 16000 to
convert an old stone barn on the college
campus Into a gymnasium. The new
building will be known ah "Alumnae
Hall." The president of the associa
tion. Mrs. Ethel Tarkln Williams, of New
York, presided.
"I think you're right, Judge," replied
Day. "I'll be neutral henceforth."
He was discharged.
When a Germantown "cop" told James
Hillock, ot 5419 Lena street, he was un
der arrest, the latter looked at him and
smiled. Hillock was acting unsteady In
the neighborhood and did not seem to be
quite sure of his destination. In fact it's a
matter of doubt If he had any at alt. He
walked across the street and back again
and up the street and down again. That's
why the policeman told him he was
The man's apparent indifference aroused
the wrath of the bluecoat and to convince
him that he was really arrested, he
turned him over to Sergeant Smith. On
hearing of the prisoner's independent at
tltudo the sergeant demanded an ex
plantlon but Hllock looked at him and
He was taken to the Germantown po
lice station and Magistrate Pennock was
told confldentlaly that the man was
"mysterious." "Why don't you explain
your peculiar conduct?" the Judge asked.
The prisoner motioned that he wanted
a pencil and paper. On getting it he wrote.
"I was drunk, but as I cannot talk, I
could not answer any questions. I Judge
from the attitude of these around that
all concerned are angry."
"This man Is a mute," said the. Magis
trate, "but I will discharge him for
promptly admitting that he was drunk."
The prisoner's name was obtained from
papers in his pocket. When the Judge mo
tioned that he was discharged, h under
stood H without an interpreter.
Cogtlnufd from I'liRft One
declaration for tho Taylor plans made
by United States Senator Boles Penroeo
last week.
Tho first appearance of tho cards to
day wns in City Hall, where Edward J.
Blum, a Lane ndhercnt in the 20th Wnrd
nnd a deputy coroner, began passing
them out nmong his acquaintances. Ap
parently fearful of arousing the Ire of
his "boss," Ilium denied that tho cards
originated with Lntie. The city chair
man himself neccptcd full responsibility
for tho scheme, however, only declaring
that thcrwo wns no politics" back of his
action nnd thnt he was prompted only
hy "flnanclnl nnd economic" motives.
As one of the heaviest Union Traction
stockholders Lnno haB been openly
ngnlnst the Taylor high-speed system
since the plans were first made public.
On February 11. at tho time of tho hear
Ing before the Sehatc Committee on Mu
nicipal Affairs, he denounced the transit
movement as nn "organized emotional
ism." Todny he rcafnitimrmed his decla
ration thnt the whole, thing wni pre
posterous, vlslonnry nnd Impossible, of
Mr. Lnno, questioned ns to the cards,
made the following statement:
"1 assume full responsibility for these
cards. Tho whole Idea of the transit
loan Is nn outrage. It Is depreciating tho
value of tho residential sections of tho
city for the honoflt of the suburban dis
tricts. It Is nothing more thnn stcnllng.
"Why should bo people In the resi
dential sections of the flty vote for
something that will mean a loss of
money to us In tho depreciation of nur
property, land nnd stores, nnd which will
HTHE ELECTION on Thursday, April 29th, is to enable the City
to borrow $6,000,000.00 to start a subway, and it-is only the be
ginning of an expenditure of over $100,000,000.00, which means an
increase in the Land, and Property Values to adjoining counttes at the
expense of the Tax Pnycrimnd Property Owner of Philadelphia.
A vote in favor of this loan is a vole to reduce the already low value
of propcrlics in this neighborhood, and ultimately increases the tax rale,
therefore go to the polls and
not benefit us in any way, but will Rlvc
the .suburban diKtrlcts nn unfair ndvnn
tasc over us. Our propeity now has
hardly Its assessed valuation. Another
ninn in the ward and I are sending out
these cards. I will not Klvo his name,
because It Is none of your business and
because I do not wish to appear to bo
hldlnft behind him. I accept tho full
I.ylns within reach of Lane's band was
a proof sheet Hko the cards being spread
throughout tho city.
Thu !aBe of tho Republican party was
sarcastic and resentful from tho time nn
Hvi:nino Lrihjkii reported entered the
mice. At llrst Mr. I.nnc answered
guardedly and without point, but soon
i. ...... . . .
laum.hcd upon n vigorous condeiiinnti.in
or llio cutlro transit plan rm"--
"I can't seo how any one can approve
of the plan. Why cn .;i
have proven to the fntlur ic:bm a' t1(,
courts that they cannot run on r y .,'
2i,(. cents a mile, and here Is.-ylor
promising a li-imlc ude lor a i.'6ii.
preposterous." , '
Mr. Lune wns reminded f', ,.. Ntnv
York a ride of 21rCTercan bo had in
the Subway for 5 .clltH nnd thnt one mn 1
b0,r,d,il "rcylar at tho northernmost
point In ManoUnn raiand rde about 13
mues nnuue glvon a frce tran8fer ic,r
another- mlle rMc ovcr the Miinlclpnl
i'err;,t0 staten Island across the Hay.
"' Lane had no answer to this. Ho
Witched for a time into a denunciation
"of tho newspapers.
"What are you Interviewing me for,
any way? Your paper won't uso a lino
of this," he said. "It hasn't In the past.
I don't know what has got Into the papers
thnt they are completely hypnotized by
Merrltt Taylor. Yc.ir3 ago, when I
favored transit, and transit not paid for
by the city, either, they nttneked me.
Now they havo switched around and are
attacking mo again. I don't know why
they do It."
Several times during the interview tho
reporter tried to learn tho name of the
other 20th Ward man who is interested
In defeating the transit loan. Each time
Mr. Lano grew moro excited nnd flnnlly
said It was none of the reporter's busi
ness. "It's none of your business It's none
of your business!" he burst out. "How
much are you getting n week? What's
your mother's nnme? .What's your re
ligion? Aro you mnrlreh? There you are.
That's as much my business as tho other
thlntr Is yours."
"Things concerning politics and transit
aro public business and the public hits
a right to know about them," tho re
porter answered.
"There's nothing not polltlcal-cconom.c
political in this. It's economic and fi
nancial." "Which Is equally Important and of In
terest to the public."
"Well, I won't tell you, nnd that's the
end .of It. lt nw of your bv-3."
Redoubled efforts to secure a large
loan vote were started Immediately nf
ter they learned of the cards by tho
Committee of One Thousand and other
friends of real rapid transit. Until the
cards came to light they had been get
ting more confident every moment that
victory was In sight. It was thought
all organized opposition to transit had
been located definitely.
Steps had been taken effectually to
combat this opposition. The backers of
real rapid transit were almost re?dy to
relax In their efforts and leave the
question to the people to decide, cer
tain that their campaign of education
would bring abi-'t an overwhelming
vote In favor of the loan.
Then some one learned that a l.ane
man was sending the cards broadcast.
Lane's opposition had been apparent
months ago, but when United States
Senator Doles Penrose came out openly
for Transit last week, It ivas supposed
Lane would fall in line. Therefore, the
cards came as a distinct surprise.
The motive for the Lane opposition is
an open book, according to the backers
of Transit. They say It may be traced
directly to his holdings In the Union
Traction Company. He is one of t'.ie
heaviest stockholders of that company,
which has never agreed to the Taylor
plans of rapid tr&nsit.
On November 16, 1911, David H. Lane,
In declaiming the Union Tractlori Com
pany's opposition to the transit plan, said
that the Union Traction stockholders had
more than paid the $32.50 due on each
share of stock. He argued that the- re
duced income which resulted from cut
ting the fare to West Philadelphia from
ten to five cents years ago had more than
compensated for the balance due on the
It was pointed out, that toss growing
out of reduced dividends could not bo
nr0prly classed as An assessment, but
Mr. Lacs re-asserted his conviction that
the balance had been paid.
Ho attempt Is being made by those;
behind the transit loan to minimize the
Importance of this eleventh-hour stroke.
They admit that It Is the most danger
ous blow no far Btruck by the antag
onists of transit, and the cards may
havo been circulating quietly among tho
solid Organization following for weeks.
It was declared unremitting effort
will be necessary to offset the effect of
the cards.
It Is believed that the foes of transit
realized it would be unwise to subject
themselves to the fire of the Committee
of 10C0 nnd the other backers of rapid
transit by too open antagonism for the
plans that mean renl transportation for
Philadelphia, Instead of Jammed trolleys,
long rides nnd interminable strap hang
Inp. Accordingly they decided on ft
stealthy system.
The Committee of One Thousand Is
not discouraged. It realizes that It will
mean hard work.
One point that Is significant was
brought to light on the cards, Ordi
narily It would have been easy to trace
their origin by the union label, which
Is generally on political printing. The
union label always bears a shop number.
This method of tracing the cards Is Im
possible, because those who had the
cards printed took care to see there was
no label on them.
So far It has not been learned where
the printing was done.
A personal appeal to voters has been
Issued by Transit Director A. Mcrrltt
Taylor. Mnyor lllankenburg has sent
out a clty-wldo cnll for every loynl citizen
to support tho loan, nnd the Commltteo
of 1000 is mnlllnR more than 200,000 postal
cards as llnal reminders of the Importance
of tho election.
The men that have been working for
months In the trntiBlt campaign believe
that virtually nil opposition to the loan
has been swept away, nndtthnt the voters
of Philadelphia, Irrespective of party,
will align themselves in favor of Increas
ing the city's Indcbtness In tho amount
of Jfi.ono.00n to begin work on the high
speed system planned by Director Taylor.
Tho Interest In the special election Is
particularly keen in the 23th, 27th and
,1Sth Wnrds, where councllmnnlc vacan
cies aro to bo filled. Realizing that transit
Is to continue n political Issue, independ
ent nominees in tho 27th and 38th Wnrds
have made their campaign on a Taylor
transit platform.
In tho L'7tli Ward James S. Stovall, In
dependent candidate to succeed Senator
elect Edward W. Patton, In Select Coun
cil, has pledged his support to Director
Taylor. In the 3Sth Wnrd. Charles R
Wnnd. inrlo'Vnrlpnf rnnrtlrlnt- ,n nonncnH
the latry oPi T!"E "7,- "wrt ln
Prcfp"' , Scl,ect Councilman, AfGcKe
. ''I.iftlldft hnc mnrla n lllo n nilnn T.
Cw .....Ul. .V. ,,.uhu 'i
yganlzatlon nominees to fill these vacan
cies nro respectively John Dugnn and
Inmcs E. Waleh. Mark Fleming, He
publican, la tho unopposed candidate to
fill the vacancy In the 25th Ward caused
by the resignation of Common Council
man William II. Hackett.
Tho polls will bo open tho usual elec
tion hours, from 7 o'clock In tho morn
ing to 7 o'clock In the evening. All sa
loons In tho city will bo closed from mid
night tonight until midnight tomorrow
All who were entitled to voto in tho
last general election may vote tomorrow,
provided they have not moved from their
voting precincts.
Mayor Blankenburs made the following
nppenl for support of tho loan:
"While tho election is to decide tho
question of whether or not the city shall
borrow $6,000,000 for transit improvement,
it Is nn election of great Importance,
both from the standpoint of the peoplo
and the future" of the city.
"It affords them tho opportunity, really
tho first, of saying whether they favor
improved transit facilities such as aro
contemplated by the loan and the plans
of Director Taylor. They should go to
tho polls and vote, no matter whether
they vote for or against tho loan. They
should give expression to their opinion."
Director Taylor Issued the following
open letter to all voters to support tho
"I make this my personal appeal to
YOU to turn out and vote for tho Tran
sit Loan nt tho Special Election to
morrow. "High-speed lines, connecting up all
Important sections of the City for one i
cent fare, will bring added comfort, con
venience nnd time-saving, also n broader
field of opportunity for profitable em
ployment nnd recreation to every citizen,
"This Is the first opportunity YOU have
had to do YOUR part In furthering the
establishment ot adequato rapid transit
facilities In Philadelphia.
"I most earnestly pppeal to YOU IN
part as a citizen in order that tho vote
tomorrow may bo an Impressive demon
stration of the public demand for the
establishment of these much needed
"Yours very truly,
(Signed) "A. M. TAYLOR.
"Director of the Department of city
The Committee of One Thousand Is
flooding the malls wtvn a final postal
card reminder to the voters. More than
200,000 cards calling attention to the im
portance of the loan will havo been
mailed before tonight by the subcom
mittees nnd ward committees of tho or
ganization. A copy of the postal appeal
Tomorrow, April 29, a special election
for the transit loan will be held. The
citizens in voting for an incretue in the
city's Indebtedness for transit develop
ment will assure a prompt start being
made In the development of adequate
rapid-transit facilities for Philadelphia
with free transfers.
A vote for the loan is a vote for a sav
ing in time apd money with added com
fort and convenience to you and to every
j no me tioir KtaaKinTtf ttTwia ii nra
Th5 Circus 5urpriS2 of tha Cealary
110-CagflZflo 40WarE!iplianl3
Ohi sa-g8B, Tkkii Admits Is All
Reserved tiraod stand h)r at
citizen, and for a greater and better Phil
adelphia. All who wero registered nt tho last
general election aro entitled to voto at
this special election.
Do sure to voto for the loan.
Polls open from 7 a. m. to 7 p. m.
Tho $5,000,000 loan Is to bo based upon
the additional borrowing capacity of the
city afforded by the personal property tax
law of 1913. Under this law there Is ari
added borrowing capacity of $30,000,000, but
only $6,000,000 Is to be borrowed for the
first work on tho transit system.
Tho lines to be begun, In accordance
with tho ordinance of Councils, nrt, tha
North and South Droad street stibwny
nnd the Frankford elevated. This will
be the first step townrd the completion
of the comprehensive system of high
speed lines linking nil outlying sections of
Philadelphia for one B-cent fnre. nnd elim
inating the present discriminatory 8-cent
exchange tickets.
Jacob Reed's Sons
Official Headquarters
for the College Mans
Straw Hat
Opening o the Season
Straw fiat Day
Saturday, May 1st
All the new ana correct braid s ana shapes
or tne season. Qcnmts,
inaws from $2 to $3.50. Panamas m new and
fetching shapings, $5, $6, $8, $10 and $12.
We are the authorized and only official
distributors of Fraternity and Cluh Hat Bands
Price 60c each. Proof of membership exacted
from every purchaser. The long list follows:
Acacia Fraternity
Fraternity Gamma
Aero Club
fc Alpha Pi
Alpha Alpha Phi
a Alpha Chi Rho
'',: Alpha Delta Phi
'I Alpha Kappa Kappa
; Alpha Lambda Mu
Alpha Mu Pi Omega
Alpha Mu Tau
f. Alpha Omega
'A Alpha Penta
' Alpha Phi
,'j Alpha Sigma Delta
''i Alpha Sigma Phi
, Alpha Tau Omega
Alpha Zeta
"f. Argonauts
f; Amicus Club
V, B. K.
': Bachelors' Club
4 Bala Athletic Club
'4 Baring Club
M Belmont Club
f. Beta Delta
0 Beta Gamma
Beta Omega
A Beta Pi
P Beta Psi
; Beta Theta
Beta Theta Pi
v. Bowl and Spoon
Campus Club,
Cap and Gown Club,
; (Princeton)
r Cavaliers
J Charter Club,
? (Princeton)
''.- ChestnutHillAcademy
J? Chi Phi
;. Chi Psi
A Cloister Inn Club,
Jj (Princeton)
'i Clover Club
;.; Colonial Club
Community Club
; Delphi
',; Delta Beta Sigma
Delta Chi
: Delta Delta Delta
; Delta Gamma Sigma
V; Delta Kappa Epsilon
B Delta Phi
Delta Phi Delta
a Delta Phi Psi
' Delta Phi Sigma
Delta Sigma
Delta Sigma Delta
H Delta Sigma Phi .
H Delta Tau Beta
V. Delta Tau Delta
Delta Phi Omega
H Delta Theta Phi
Delta Upsilon
g Dial Lodge
, (Princeton)
U Dobbs' Athletic Asso-
k elation
n Dutch Company
y Elm Club
1 (Princeton)
H Epsilon Iota Pi
n Epsilon Kappa Phi
H Epsilon Kappa Pi
Gamma Theta Sigina
Green Bowl
U TTH. Club
Hexagon Society
Hoi Polloi
Iota Tau
Iroquois Club
Kappa Alpha
Kappa Alpha Phi
Kappa Alpha Theta
Kappa Beta Sigma
Kappa Gamma Phi
Kappa Kappa Gamma
Kappa Phi
Kappa Phi Theta
Kappa Sigma
Klique Klub
Lambda Beta Phi
Lambda Chi Alpha
Lambda Sigma
Les Beaux Esprits
Lcs Epicureans
Mummy Club
Mystyx Club
Nassau Country Club
Nu Beta Tau
Nu Sigma Nu
Omega Delta Phi
Omega Tau Sigma
Omega Upsilon Phi
Ortal Club
Phi Alpha Delta
Phi Alpha Sigma
Phi Beta
Phi Beta Pi
Phi Chi
Phi Delta
Phi Delta Chi
Phi Delta Phi
Phi Delta Pi
Phi Delta Sigma
Phi Delta Theta
Phi Epsilon
Phi Epsilon Kappa
Phi Gamma Delta
Phi Kappa Psi
Phi Kappa Epsilon
Phi. Delta Alpha
Phi Kappa Psi Club
Phi Kappa Sigma
Phila. Cricket Club
Philomathean Society
Phi Phi
Phi Phi Tau
Phi Psi
Phi Rho Sigma
Phi Sigma
Phi Sigma Chi
Phi Sigma Delta
Phi Sigma Lambda
Phi Sigma Gamma
Phi Sigma Kappa
Phi Zeta Delta
Pi Beta Phi
Pi Delta Epsilon
Pi Gamma
Pi Phi ,
PI Psi
Pi Sigma
Plumb-Bob Society
Psi Omega
Psi Upsilon
Quadrangle Club
Rho Delta Kappa
Ring Fraternity
Farmington School
First City Troop
F. X. I.
Gateway Club,
Gamma Delta Psi
Jacob Reed's Sons
Thrc Men at Navy Yard Accused of
Robbing Tailor Shop.
Three, trips from League Iind ,;
"fence" on Balnbrldge street nearV
carrying the stoleh goods In au)t "ft'j
were mndo by marines who looted tJ
tailor shop of Joseph Simon, In the ?S
yard, the night ot April 22, of MolhS
valued nt $230, according to DetecthWV
Lowry nnd Knox, who arrested Comui'sS
Nowmnn. (Jeorge U Mead and w?, !UJS
Crandell In connection with the robkiVl
Tho men are being held by n 2SI
authorities for court-martial. w"
Newman confessed the robberv t'J
pllcatlns Mead, the detectives say ftiffiS
of the stolen goods wero found In iw'
possession of Crandell, tho police .?.
though they hnvo been unable to con.Jv,i
him directly with tho robbery. conM
opnt otraws ana JxiacK-
Phi Sigma
Second City Troop
Sigma Alpha
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Sigma Alpha Phi
Sigma Beta Phi
Sigma Chi
Sigma Delta
Sigma Delta Psi
Sigma Gamma
Sigma Gamma Delta
Sigma Iota Xi
Sigma Kappa
Sigma Kappa Phi
Sigma Lambda
Sigma Nu
Sigma Phi
Sigma Phi Epsilon
Sigma Phi Sigma
Sigma Phi Upsilon
Sigma Pi
Sigma Tau
Sigma Tau Delta
Sigma Alpha Tau
Sigma Chi Sigma
Sigma Sigma Kappa
St. George School
St. Luke's School
St. Paul's School
Styx and Tud
Tau Alpha Omicron
Tau Beta Phi
Tau Beta Sigma
Tau Delta Sigma
Tau Delta Tau
Tau Gamma Delta
Tau Lambda
Tau Omega Delta
Tau Rho Delta
Tau Theta Sigma
Target Fraternity
Terrace Club
Thespian Club
Theta Alpha Theta
Theta Beta Sigma
Theta Chi
Theta Delta Chi
Theta Gamma
Theta Kappa Psi
Theta Nu Epsilon
Theta Omega Kappa
Theta Phi
Theta Psi
Theta Tau
Theta Xi
Thirteen Bachelors
Terrace Club,
Thirteen Club
Tome School
Troop G., N. G. P.
Twelve Club
Trident Senior Society
Tuxedo Club
Upsilon Gamma Sigma
Upsilon Omega
Wheeling Club
Weno Club
West Overbrook
Tennis Club
Xi Lambda
Xi Psi Phi
Ye Barons
Ye Idlers
Ye Nomads
Ye Owls
Ye Ramblers
Zeta Beta Tau
Zeta Delta Chi
Zeta Psi
Phi Upsilon