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EVENING LEnQEB-PHILADELPIIIA, WEDNESDAY, JITNE 23, 1915,
BRIEF CITY-WIDE NEWS
ROBBED EMPLOYER WATCHMAN IMPRISONED
Pleading guilty to stealing stamps and money valued nt $4(0 from the Curtis
Publishing: Company, by whom he was employed ns nleht watchman, John
Brlttdn, 6562 Walton avenue, was sentenced by Judge Johnson, In Quarter
Fesslons Court, to six months In the county prison. Brltton had been em
ployed by the publishing concern for nearly 18 months. A plea was made for
a suspended sentence to give the defendant an opportunity to make restitu
tion, but JuJge Johnson considered his offense too serious.
MISS CREAMER'S BODY RECOVERED ON BEACH
The body of Miss Marian fihoades Creamer, of Jenklntown, the only
Woman among the seven persons drowned at Chelsea on Sunday, was recov
ered today on the beach at Savannah aVenue, Margate City, more than a
nine irom wnore tne young woman lost her life. Miss Creamer was 18 years
old and a student of Ueechwood School, 'Jenklntown. It was In an endeavor
to save her life that two other Philadelphia, John Llslo anil Charles Mat
Jack, lost theirs, The body was Identified by Roger Creamer, the young girl's
PENDING ' JITNEF LAW
ILLEGAL, FOW AVERS
Tells Councils That City as
Ultimate Owner of P. R.
T. Business Cannot Leg
islate Against Compete
NEW VARE COMMISSION
TO INVESTIGATE PAVING
Work on South Brond Street by
Boston Company Subject of
PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCILS
WAR AUTOS ON BRITISH STEAMSHIP
Twenty big war nutomobllea lashed to tho decks of tho British Bteamshlp
Feliciana attracted considerable attention today when tho vessel steamed
down the Delaware River, bound for London. Tho nutos were stored on decks
becauso It was Impossible to get them In tho holds, which were overcrowded
with other similar machines and war supplies. Captain Collin, master of
tho Fellclnnn, declared he did not fear an attack of a German submarine. Somo
members of the crew, however, smiled" weakly when torpedoes were mentioned.
HUGE OIL SHIPMENT TO JAPAN
One of tho largest shipments of refined oil ever sent from this port to
Japan left today on tho Japanese steamship Tsushima Maru. It consists of
247,762 10-galton cases and is consigned to Yokohama and Chemulpo.
TRIES TO PUT OUT FIRE WITH LIQUID CHOCOLATE
Kauffman Brodsky, 2128 South 8th street, learned by experiment today that
liquid chocolate had no flre-extlngulshlng properties. Brodsky Is tho head of
n enridy manufacturing company, the members of his families being his
employes. Louis, his son, 3 years old, became tired of work today and went
Into tho store, which Is tho front room of tho factory. Louis found n box of
matches, and while playing with them set the store on fire. Urodsky throw
a bucket of hot chocolate on tho flames, and the resulting flaBh caused neigh
bors to call tho nearest flro company. Including tho chocolate, the loss was
MAN FALLS DEAD AT WORK
Mathew Curran, 60 years old. of Atco, N J., fell dead early today while
working on a building at 19th street and Olncy avenue. Ho was rushed to
tho Jewish Hospital, whero death was said to bo duo to apoplexy. The body
wan later removed to the morgue. The deceased lived at Somerset and Van
MAN'S BODY FOUND FLOATING IN DELAWARE
A body, thought to bo that of Perth S. Leach, 33 years old, who dis
appeared last Monday from his homo nt 3129 Hurley street, was found floating
In tho Delnwaro River off tho Allegheny nvenuo wharf early today. Leach's
mother and a brother declare he suffered from n serious oyo trouble, and
believe he fell Into tho river accidentally. The bodies of two unidentified men
were found yesterday afternoon, one in Bow Creek and the other In tho
Delaware River off the Pino street wharf.
Councils have no legal right to Impose
a restrictive fare regulation upon "jit
neys," compelling them to carry pas
sengers six miles for 6 cents, according
to John M. Fow, attorney for tho Phila
delphia "Jitney" Association.
He points out that the city of Phila
delphia Is In Dartnershln with the Phila
delphia Hapld Transit Company under the
agreement of 1907. nnd Hint the property
of the Transit Companv under tho agree
ment ultimately will revert to tho city.
Consequents, according to Mr. F"ow,
Councils have no right to restrict tho
rates of virtual romnetltnrs lth tlir rllv.
He cites In a letter to President Itnnsley, i nR0 for
or select Council, nnd President Mcf'urdy,
of Common Council, a Supreme Court
decision In a pnrallel case In West Vir
ginia sustaining his contention.
F. IV. Whltesldo, of tho Individual Jlt
nry Ownors' and Operators' Association,
appeared In the crowd of "Jitney" men,
ho thronged the corridor, with petitions
hlch ho said were signed by 100,000 per
sons, many of them voters, protesting
against the pasago of the ordinance. He
was propnrod to present tho petitions If
action on the ordinance was Imminent.
ino onllnnnce was formally reported
to Select Council by Select Councilman
Hutt, clinlrman of tho Law Committee,
this afternoon. It will have to lie over
until It Is printed In tho Journal, so It
was said that no action would bo pos
"JITNEY" MEN PROTEST.
Tho "Jitney" ordinance Is declared to
effect "practically a confiscation of prop
erty ulthout duo compensation," In an
open letter to all Councllmen, signed by
the officers of tho "Jitney" Association.
They o'k that tho pending ordlnanco be
amended to eliminate tho "zone" feature.
MOTORCYCLE VICTIM FOUND UNCONSCIOUS
Samuel McMullen, 48 years old, of 4411 Wayno avenue. Is in a serious
condition In St. Luke's Hospital ns n result of a motorcycle accident which
occurred early today nt Mnschcr street nnd tho Northeast boulevard, Found
unconscious near his wrecked mnchlno by passengers in a passing automo
bile, ho wns rushed to the hospital. The police nro Investigating tho case In
an effort to determine whether McMullen was struck by a vehicle or was In
jured by losing control of his motorcycle.
PULMOTOR SAVES THE LIFE OF MAN WHO INHALES GAS
George W. Dclssc, 61 years old, a German, employed ns a gravo digger
ct the Cedar Hill Cemetery, was saved from death today by tho prompt uso
of a pulmotor at the Frankford Hospital, whero ho was rushed after attempt
ing to commit suicide by inhaling illuminating gas nt his boarding house, 1661
BOY PROBABLY FATALLY INJURED WHEN HIT BY TRAIN
Pdward Roscnberger, 14 years old, 2929 North Mascher Rrt nm),nhi,.
van fatally Injured today when he was struck by a northbound fiht tr.-L-
Vi tho Philadelphia and Reading Railway nt American street nbovo Dauphin.
r io in imu episcopal ospuai, suffering from a fractured skull nnrl inrni
EIGHT PHILADELPHIA COUPLES MARRIED AT ELKTON
Eight Philadelphia couples wcro married at Elkton, Md today. They
nro John R. Rcddlngton and Clara C. Wood, Charles L. Weatenberger niid Ellen
J. Knox, William J. Peoples and Anna Sepp, George F. Cnn nnd Anna K
TCahn. Robert R. Eckroth and Helen L. Eckert. Fred J. Andrews and Eleanor
J. Remoly, Albert D. Turner nnd Harriet E. Fleming, nnd Horaco L. Esham
und Theresa E. Anderson. John Fuukncr and Viola Smith, of Norristown
also were wed there today. '
BOY HIT BY MOTORCYCLE
A motorcycle struck Joseph Stutz, 4 years old, of 4513 North 16th street,
while the child was at play nt 15th and Courtland streets this nfternoon. Ho
was. sent to tho St. Luke's Hospital, suffering from severo bruises.
WOMAN FATALLY STRICKEN ON STREET CAR.
Mrs. Sophia Binder, 55 yenrs old. of 4502 Brown street, became 111 In a
Chestnut etreet car at 46th street this afternoon. She was hurried to tho
Presbyterian Hospital whero she was pronounced dead. Death was duo to heart
disease, according to the report made to tho coroner.
DROWNED BATHER'S BODY RECOVERED
The body of Max Gallk, of 79th street and Bartram avenue, was recovered
from Sandy Creek this nfternoon. .Gnllk was drowned Sunday while bathing.
The body wns brought to this city In the police launch Margaret.
GIBBONEY'S OAK LANE RESIDENCE SOLD
The 16-room stone residence of D. Clarence Glbboney, nt 69th avenuo nnd
10th street. Oak Lane, has been sold to A. Paul do Sanno for an unknown
consideration. It became known today. The lot measures 96 by 170 feet. Mr.
Glbboney Intends remaining a resident of Oak Lnne.
VICTORIA CROSS FOR THREE CANADIANS
LONDON, June 23, Three awards of Victoria Crosses were made to
Canadians today. Those who received the coveted decoration were Captain
Francis Scrlmger, of the 14th Battalion of the Canadian Royal Army Medical
Corps of the Royal Montreal Regulars; Color Sergeant Frederick William Hall,
of the 8th Canadian Battalion, nnd Laftce Corporal' Frederick Fisher, of the
13th Canadian Battalion.
GERMAN" WARSHIPS SEIZE FIVE SWEDISH VESSELS
COPENHAGEN, Juno 23. German warships operating In the Baltic hava
relzed five Swedish ships carrying lumber cargoes and bound for England,
according to advices received here today.
CABINET MEMBERS HOLD NEUTRALITY CONFERENCE
WASHINGTON, June 23. A "neutrality" conference today was held In the
office of Secretary of State Lansing between the premier, Secretary of the
Navy Daniels, Secretary of Commerce taedfteld and Commissioner of Naviga
Secretary Daniels said after tho conference that It "had something to do
with neutrality," but tha,t it would not in any way affect the movement of
' SUPREME JUSTICES CALL ON PRESIDENT '
WASHINGTON, June 23. Chief Justlpe White arid associate Justices
Pitney and Lamar, of the United States Supreme Coiirt, called 'at the White
House to day to pay their respects to President Wilson. The court has re
ressed for the summer.
PEACE MEN FAIL TO SEE PRESIDENT
WASHINGTON, June S-Preeident Wilson was too busy today preparing
for his trip to Cornish to see labor union opponents of greater military
preparedness, headed by Congressman Buchanan. They calld to lay before
iitm their proteat against any increase in the army and navy appropriations by
the next congrtwe. Secretary Tumulty stated that the President wouW be
g!d to see them (Hi his retain. '
150 SCRUB WOMEN GO ON STRIKE IN CLEVELAND
CLSVSSLAND. O.. June W, What i declared to be the WOt novel strike
la the bUrtflfir of labor trouble wm declared la Cievela4 today wha lft)
t, rub women walked out. aft befog refused a wage raise. One woman who
r-tajttA to Join U strikers wjui chased and beaten by a mob of women and
,. i were pursued though the street until the police reserve were called
. i j iulet these The strikers hae declared war on about 20 men who
Abvii their places
MR, FOW'S LETTER.
Mr Fow'a letter to Councils is as fol
lows: To tho President and Members of
tho Select nnd Common Councils,
Gentlemen I deslro to call your at
tention to that provision In tho auto
mobile ordinance which you hnvc be
fore you for consideration relating
to tho fares to be charged within cer
tain zones for tho transportation of
passengers In what aro commonly
known ns "Jitneys."
I desire to call your attention to
what I consider a legal obstacle as to
your right to fix a restrictive faro that
would practically take away from the
owners of such cars nny reasonable
return for tho transportation afforded.
Tho City of Philadelphia has acquired,
by ngrooment which It has entered Into
with tho Philadelphia Rapid Transit
Company, certain revenue nnd certain
other privileges which makes tho City
of Philadelphia a partner in the enter
prise cventunlly resulting In the City's
The purpose of the Philadelphia
Rapid Transit Company and the pur
pose of the business of tho Jitneys, Is
tho same, to wit, the transportation of
passengers, nnd therefore thoy nro
competitors In the same lino of busi
ness. Tho Supreme Court of West Vlr-
bmiiu, in mo enso or tho Natural Gas
Company of West Virginia against tho
City Of iVhccllnC. rierlrliwl thu, l,.
city of Wheeling, which was also en
gaged In the sale of gas, could not
by ordinance so discriminate against
tho Natural Gas Company as to
( Place them In a position where they
coulil not compete with tho City Gas
Company, and decided that nil such
restrictive ordinances were Illegal nnd
beyond tho powers of Councils to
make, becauso It resulted practically
in tho confiscation of the property of
the Natural Gas Company without
duo process afforded by law.
This a very serious question, and
I sincerely hope that your honorable
body vUll take up the question nnd
hnve It pnsiod upon by the City So
licitor. In another pnmphlot, which wo
have sent to your honorable body, wo
liavo given our reasons why It Is Im
possible to comply with the ilvc-cent
fare between zones mentioned In the
JOHN H. FOV,
Attorney for Jitney Association.
The nppeal from the Jitney Association
To the Members of Select and Com
mon Councils. Oentlemen: Wo desire
to call your attention to a clause In
the ordlnnnce you have prepared re
lating to automobiles kept for hire,
commonly called "Jitneys," that re
lates to fares.
If this feature of the ordinance is
passed, as contemplated, It will prac
tically end this character of trans
portation In Philadelphia.
v.1'...1 a well-known fact that cannot
be disputed that the least possible cost
for running an automobile Is SV4 cents
a mile, Increasing as to size
It Is six miles from Erie, avenue to
Shunk street, the zono mentioned, So.
therefore, It would cost 1 cent more to
carry four passengers that distance
than could be collected under the ordi
nance, practically a confiscation of
property without due cotmniii,n
We therefore respectfully ask that
this part of the ordinance be amended
so as to allow us a reasonable return
for our business.
Attorney for Association.
JOHN II. FOW. Esq..
RICHARD C08TELLO. President.
GEOROE YOUNG, Secretary.
H. UAIiiaElt. Treasurer.
The Law Committee of Councils re
ported out the ordinance to Impose a
license fee of J50 on "Jitneys" and a bond
of IM00. Next Wednesday It will be
called up for passage In Select Council,
and nt that time It Is expected strong ob.
Jectlon will be made to the rone previa.
Ions under which tho "Jitneys" would
have to carry a passenger sir miles for
Two committees of "Jitney" owners
waited on the Councllmen this afternoon
and a demonstration held nnt.irt ,.
Council chamber by "Jltneymen" who
Were unable to get Inside. One commit
tee. representing the Philadelphia "Jit
ney" Association, with John H. Fow as
counsel, waited on the Law Committee
previous to the meeting of Councils for
the purpose of trying to have the pro
posed ordinance amended so that the "Jit
neys" may be permitted to charge the
same rate as at present The Pnlladel-
jmiB. jiui Asetwwiion is more opposed
to the proposed requirement than to any
of the others.
The other eommlttee that waited on the
Counellmen represented independent
drivers, members of the Individuals' As
sociation. Some members of the indi
viduals' organization are opposed to a
bond and a registration charge by the
city. Representatives of all the organ
isations will fight against the proposal
to copl the "Jitneymea" to charge a
nickel fare for the same 'Mvnnnn for
which the taxi cotapanUa obaige mere
A Vare "Lexow.'' Jr., commission wan
created by Councils today to Investigate!
the paving on South Broad street, laid,
by the llassam Paving Companl, of Boa
tort, the concern which underbid Scnntop
Edwin II. Vare bn tho work he had' con
sidered all his onn.
The commission has virtually the same
powers as the political "Lexow" cre
ated by the last Legislature to give the
Vnrcs a iclub to hold over the heads ol
their opponents In tho approaching
The resolution for tho creation of the
commission was Introduced by Common
Councilman George II. Kelley, of tho 26th
Ward, Senator Varo's homo ward. It
provides for tho appointment of five mem
bers of each branch to Investigate and
Inspect the paving on the South Broad
The tlnssnm I'uvlng Company obtained
the contract a llttto more than a year
J2I0,(TO, underbidding Senator
Vnrc. Last week Councilman Kelly In
troduced a resolution forbidding the City
Controller to sign a warrant to pay the
llassam company "until tho work Is
shown to be satisfactory." A balance of
tl2,000 la still duo the company.
Tho "Lexow," Jr., resolution author
izes tho commission "to Inspect tho pav
ing and see If the specifications are car
ried out," and It futthcr empowers It to
summon witnesses and demand tho pro
duction of any books or papers during
tho ' Investigation."
Councllmen Kelley. of thn 26th Wnrd.
W W. Trinkle, 20th Ward, Morris E.
Conn, 8th Ward, John Balzley, 39th
Ward, and Frank Schwnrz, Jr., 45th
Ward, were nppolntcd from Common
Council as members of tho commission.
Councllmon Kelley, Conn nnd Balzloy are
Vara men. Trinklo Is a follower of
IDavId II. Lane Schwnrz Is Just an
PASS COURT BILL
OVER MAYOR'S VETO
Select nnd Common Councils
Override Opposition to Muni
cipal Court Grab.
Councils this afternoon passed the.
Municipal Court "grnb" bill, condemning
tho St Vincent's omo property for thel
Juvenile nnd Domestic Relations Branch
of tho Municipal Court, over the Mayor'rt
veto. The voto In Common Council wan
S3 to 11, and In Belect, 36 to 7.
The ordinance condemns the St. Vln
COUNCILS REBUKED FOR
OVERRIDING THE MAYOh
Executive in Message Scores
"Steam Roller" Methods in
Passing Bills Over Veto.
Councils' "steam roller" methods In
passing bills over his veto wera scored by
Mayor Blonkenburg in a message to
Councils today. He rebuked Councils for
not giving his communications greater
"It will bo really a gratification to mo
If you will not treat my messages nnd
xH "'"" "" . . . votoes In the cavalier fashion which has
cents iiomo sue. ..,K. u.- ---- ,00 of,en btM your cu.tom,.. the Mayor
said In the courso of his veto of the am-
Wealthy Wool Man's Pleasure
Craft Attached at Atlantic
City by Creditors.
The palatial pleasure yncht Quaker and
tho express cruiser J. D. S., both the
property of Joseph D. Swoyer, millionaire
wool manufacturer, of this city, and for
mer commodore of tho Chelsea Yacht
Club, were attached at Atlantic City to
day to satisfy claims registered In tho
District Court by tho Bergdoll Taxlcab
Company and Dr. Cdward J. Porteous.
The Quaker was tho craft on which
Thomns il. Carroll, proprietor of tho
Hotel Hermitage, Now York city, said
his wife, formerly Miss Elizabeth Poult
ncy, of Hudson, N. Y., had held frequent
irj-ms wiui swoyer. upon thlH claim
Carroll brought a suit for J200.000 damages
against the Philadelphia merchant for
alienation of his wjm's affections. ,A re
cent development in tho affair was a
second suit agnlnst Swoyer early this,
month by Jamei M Hayes, the lawyer
who defended Swoyer In tho $200,000 suit,,
nnd who claimed a fee of J3000 for keep
ing the case out of court and inducing?
tho Now York hotel owner" to abandon
The second suit broueht tn lluhf thn
fact that Swoyer left San FrnncUco on
January 35, J01C. with Mrs. Carroll, em
barking on the steamship Maneliuila for
the Orient, and registering. It is said, as
man nnd wife. Later tho defendant re
turned to this country, supposedly leav
ing Mrs. Carroll somewhere in Asia or
Europe, whero she still Is, according to
It is understood that Swoycr's auto
mobile was to have been attached in
the present ease, as well as the Quaker
and the J D. S but that Swoyer's
chauffeur Is said to have spirited the
machine to this city before tho papers
could bo sered. Tho Swoyer home in
Chelsea Is closed.
two-thirds of the block. Tho remain
ing portion of the blocK wns oc
cupied by the Magdalene Home, and was
condemned last fall. The Magdalene
property has already been acquired.
"This Is an extravagant and unneces
sary provision for a new Court whoso
needs could bo provided for with com
paratively llttlo cost In other ways," said
tho Mayor In his veto message.
"I havo already pointed this out to you
and am surprised that you should take
no heed of my urgent request to nusoanu
tho taxpayers' money nnd not to waste
untold sums for tho gratification of a
now Judicial tribunal that runs far ahead
In its extravagances over all actual
"At about tho tlmo tho frat condemna
tion ordinance was passed last fall a
plan was given out by the court and
published In tho newspapers showing that
tho real broiect was to take a much
larger area than was condemned then or
than Is even now to be taken. To Judgo
from this plan, the ultimate purpose la to
take the property to either Winter or
Vine street, rather than to take the
northern lino of tho present ordinance,
which Is Summer street Though I have
requested It, I havo been able to securo
no authoritative statement from the court
upon this subject."
nlclnal Court ordinance. "In all my mes,
sages I am earnest and sincere In my
statements of fact and In tho position I
finally nssllme. and they deserve at least
somo consideration at your hands. If,
after discussion, my position Is deemed
untenable, tho overcoming of my vetoes
by a vote of Councils would havo real
merit; but when you merely use tho
Bteam-roller it places your Tionoraoio
bodies In the unpleasant light of having
no facts nor arguments, but simply using
bruto forco to overcome my objections."
YARD BILL PASSED
CHILD HYGIENE DIVISION
ASSURED BY TRANSFER BILL
Finance Committco Roports Appro
Tho Division of Child Hygiene will be
established In the Bureau of Health.
Councils, today took the first stops to
establish the division for which the
Bureau of Health and tho Child Federa
tion havo been fighting for years.
In a. transfer bill of J125.000 reported out
by tho Finance Committco today there
was an Horn providing for tho establish
ment of the division after September 1.
It provldos for the appointment of a
chief of the division, at a salary of J3C00
a year; 10 nurses, nt $D00 a your; one
stenographer, at $900 a year, and one
woman medical Inspector, at $1000 a year.
This will bring tho total number of
nurses to fight Infant mortality up to 23
after September 1. During the summer
months, however, there will bo 33 nurse3
engaged In this work. Tbero were 18 at
the beginning of tho summer. Director
Zleglcr a short tlmo ago added 15 more
by diverting funds from an item for
Objections of Citizens of That
Section Ignored by Select
ASK CITY TO REMOVE TRACKS
Frankford, Tncony nnd Holmesburg
Railway Replies to Councils. ,
Select Council this afternoon received a
communication from Patrick Grant, sec-"
rctary ana treasurer of tho Frankford,
Tacony nnd Ilolmesburg Street nailwny
Company, declaring that the corporation
was unwilling to remove a part of Its
tracks, In accordance with a proposition
advanced by the city's lawmakers, excopt
at the expense of the municipality.
HAILSTORMS RUIN CROPS
VVrVMO EXPKBB I1MA.M.
BmIojOm Jim 71 PuiatrWftsl R. R
la Dey ? ' wui be rka4 t
Btod atsee etetioa e A-
COMING FOR THE "4TH"
Henry Ford, Winstone Church
ill and Jacob Schiff Among
Those Who Will Be Here.
Several representative Americans, who
have distinguished themselves In their
speclnl lines, havo accepted Invltntlons to
tho national Fourth of July celebration
which will be held In this city from July
3 until July 5, Inclusive. Among the ac
ceptancea so far received are those of
Henry Ford, the automobile manufact
urer; Winston Churchill, tho novelist, and
Jacob Schiff, the financier.
It Is expected that many men of prom
inence from all parts of the country will
be present to cooperate In the Evening
Ledo.br b suggestion for a National
I' ourth celebration at Liberty's Shrine
The invitation to Mr. Ford was taken
to him personally by Representative
James A. Dunn, secretary of the Joint
Committee in charge of the celebration,
who went all the way to Qetrolt to see
that it was received.
Speaker Charles A. Ambler, of the
House of Representatives, who i h.i--
man of the committee, said this after
noon that many more representative
Americans would be present and voiced
the prediction, that the celebration would
be a memorable event.
EXCESSIVE, MAYOR SAYS
Asks Councils to Correct Ordinance
Reimbursing Suspended Men.
Councils' attention was called this aft
ernoon In a message from the Mayor to
the excessive amounts appropriated In
the ordinance of May 38 to pay the hack
salaries of lleuteants and policemen who
"ws fccwiiuy rcinsiaiea.
Accompanying the Mayor's message was
one from Director Porter calling attention
to the fact that a large number of those
reinstated had earned considerable money
in other employment The Director said
that those who had been out of the elty's
service could Justly claim only the amount
of their salaries during that period as
lieutenants or patrolmen less the amount
they had been able to earn in other em
ployment. He cJted several instances of excessive
amounts claimed by the reinstated men.
Lieutenant McCarvey asked for 1326. al
though be received iUW from the Polls
Pension Furul. Policeman Jacob Uarboc
sought to obtain MH sltbougb be earned
MOO during the period of suspension. Po
liceman Uoaroe Ridge asked for HO, de
spite th fast that he earned ZU while
out of eervlee.
The Mayor asked Councils to pose sn
ordinance correcting the figure before
Tobacco, Corn and Fruit Suffer
LANCASTER, Pa., June 23. Five ter
rific hailstorms that swept over this
section yesterday afternoon nnd evening
vlrtunlly ruined many orchards, did un
told damage to corn and tobacco fields
and the accompanying lightning caused
Hopes for a bumper cherry crop were
shattered and many of. the finest peach
trees In the county were stripped by the
hall. The atones were reported, In some
places, as large as dollars.
Tho Overbrook freight yard ordinance
was passed In Its original form by Se
loct Council this nfternoon by a vote of
33 to 12. Select Councilman Herbert I
Marls, of the SUh Ward, sustained by
Select Councilman Ira D. Gorman, of tho
46th Wnrd, attempted to shelve tho
measure and then to amend It.
When the measure was reported out by
the Railroad Committco, Councilman
Marls, In a long speech, asserted that tho
ordlnanco was unpopular In Overbrook.
He moved that It bo sent back to com
mittco. This was voted down, Motions
made by him, and seconded by Council
man Carman, to postpone action until Oc
tober 7, and then to postpone action In
definitely, were also voted down.
Marls then Introduced seven amend
ments, embodying all of tho objections
which the citizens of Overbrook havo
made to tho ordinance. Each one was
voted down in turn.
Overbrook residents have been vigor
ously opposing the bill. Every Council
man hns received a letter from the Over
brook Association, signed toy William E.
Lampe, secretary, urging opposition to
The objection wan raised that the ordi
nance does not provide for the extension
of the tunnels nB requested by tho Ovor
brook Association, nor for tho elimination
of car repair shops or turntables. It wob
pointed out further that tho city will
havo to expend approximately $100,000 in
Improvements for the construction of the
private railroad yard.
BILLS PROPOSE SPENDING
$267,000 ON PORT HERE
Ordinances Authorizing "Work ort
Channel and Bulkhead Introduced.
Ordinances making available ?267,000 for
tho development of tho port of Phila
delphia were Introduced In Select Coun
cil today by James E. Lcnnon, of the
One measure authorizes tho Depart
ment of Wharves. Docks and Ferries to
expend a part of the J2D0.000 appropriated
by tho last Legislature, for deepening and
widening the chnnnel of the Delaware
river between Susquehanna avenue and
A second measure appropriated 150,000
of this year'B State appropriation and a
balance of 117,000 left from tho State
appropriation of 1913 for continuing tho
construction of the wooden bulkhead on
the Schuylkill PJver. The measures w.r
referred to tho Committee on Commerce
Jitneys Hit Camden Trolley Trade
Ten trolley cars wilt bo taken out of
service In Camden by the New Jersey
Public Service Corporation because of the
competition of Jitneys, it was announced
today. The cars ordinarily ran during
rush hours of the afternoon from the
ferries to various suburbs.
HOUSING BEL KEPT
IN PIGEON HOLE
Councils Fail to Act on Meas.'
ure Promised by Chairman.
Councils today failed to take action to
establish the Division of Housln ...j
Sanitation created by the compromise
housing law passed by the last LegisU.
ture nnd signed by Governor Brumbaugh
after ho had received tho promise of
Councils' leaders that tho measure would
be put Into effect by July L
The failure of Councils to act today
taken by advocates of adequate houlng
laws to mean tho division will not be es.
tabllshcd until fall. This Is absolutely
contrary to an agreement made with Oov.
ernor Brumbaugh by John P. Connll
chairman of tho Finance Committee.'
When the measure camo before the aov'.
ernor for his signature, .he asked Con
nelly for a pledge that the division wouH
u .u , um;e, so mat mo law would
go Into effeot on July 1. This ConnS ,
gave, and furthor. He pledged that Covin,
ells would make tho necessary appronrli.
tlons before summer adjournment Is taken
on Thursday of next week.
An tho result of tho falluro of Conn.
ells to report out tho ordlnanco today th
measure would have to be rushed throujh
at tho two meetings noxt week, and if
tho division Is established at all before
Councils adjourns for tho summer It will
be through last-minute legislation
Tho Subcommittee on Appropriations of ,
tho Finance Committco, which was to
have reported out today the schedule of
u". "" Biwuiea ior tne proposed new
division, met nnd at onco adopted dila
tory tactics. Tho schedulo was referred
to a committco of Select Council ap
pointed last week to supervise the or. '
ganlzatlon of tho division. Also the
(Finance Committee failed to report out '
the ordlnanco establishing the division. '
Mombors of tho Subcommittee on Ap
propriations, after tho meeting, said the
committee has not recolvod a certified
copy of tho new law from Harrlsburg,
nnd asserted no action could be taken
until such a copy Is received.
Tho Solcct Council Commltteo to which
tha schedule was referred can report back
to tho subcommlttco at tho special meet
ing of Councils on Wednesday of next
week. Tho measure could then bo re- '
ported out by tho Flnanco Commltteo and
finally passed at tho last regular meet
ing of Councils on Thursday of next
weok. This rapid-fire action, however, '
would give tho Councils' leaders a ehanc
to eliminate provision for many of the
Inspectors and other employes of the
division nsked for by Director Zlegter,
of tho Department of Health and Chari
ties. Tho ordinance which the Finance Com- ,
mlttco was expected to report out today, 11
but failed to do. won to nntalillnh tha rtlvl. .,
sion by providing for tho appointment of 4
a chief of tho division at a salary of J350Q I
a year ana ror the transfer of employes
in the present division of sanitation and
tenement house Inspection, and by fur
ther providing for a small number of ad
dltlonal Inspectors and clerks. Members
of tho Finance Committee said, after the
meeting of that body today, that tho or
dinance is not in shape yot.
Tho Wator Commltteo of Councils to- Jji
aay granted tne applications of three
charitable institutions In the city which
desired to tako advantage of tho reduced
water rates allowed such Institutions.
They are tho Old Men's Home, 323 North
Thirty-ninth street; tho Prosser Home for
Retired Teachers, Johnson and Jefferson
streets, and the George Institute and
Library, Fifty-second and Media street
Several other applications wero received
nnd referred to Chief Davis, of tho Water
Bureau, for Investigation.
Tho Finance Committee of Councils to
day reported out an ordinance appropriat
ing $5000 for the purchase of a site at
Orthodox street and Torresdalo avenue,
for the erection of a fire house.
MALBORGHETTO TUTTA CIRCONDATA
DALLE TRUPPE DEL GEN. CADORNA
Duelli di Artiglieria Impcgnati su Tutto il Fronte di Battanlia
dell'Isonzo-Una Sguadra Navale Jtaliana a
Tenedos e ai Dardanelli?
e stata quasi completamente clrcondata dallo truppe luuane ?
gettata ad un viojento bombardamento. nane ed
Un teleirramirm tin T?,n .ii -u- i ..-i-
,-.- -..". "".":" rr " m JO""a austrlaca dl MalboWh.,.,,
Notlzie da noma dlcono che suite montagna dovo operano la tr,,. ..
.! sono avute fortissimo nev.cate che hanno fatto S" "SS T
mente le operaxloni. Rlesce infattl quasi impossible operare neI,aT a'
'.agna con abbondante neve, l tempo dl guerra, quando doe' ":
portare seco lunghe colonne dl salmerle ed 1 soldati devono nortV VOn
tuttque llo dl cui hanno bloogno. qualche volta .
Sui fronte dell'Isonzo continuano 1 duelli dl artiglieria. Oil h.ii . ..
innanzl tutto demollre le opera di fortlflcazlone ch 1 MtStan? la ' deVOno
e pol potranno rlprendere la loro marcla, in avanti. TievanJJT avonzat.
che dtmlnulsca l'lnondazlone ad est di MnnV,"' . !!no anche Pettare
Vavanzata su Trieste. por p0ler riprende
Un telegrnmma da Lonora dice che una equadra ltniiBnn .
da Taranto alia volta dell'lsola di Tenedos. che aHWtWl J ,? partlta
Dardane.il. per parteclpare con la squad anglo francese a l! Btntto
contro i Dardanelli. L'lnformazlone e giunta a nX !n n , 0per",on'
Copenhagen dove era stata trostnessa. da Berllno dlspaccio da
(Leggere in 6a paglna le ultimo e plu' deUa'gllate nniin- .,
In itnllano.1 v uenugliate notlzie nulla jrua,,.,,
Mayor Blankenburg, In n message to
Councils today, said he vetoed the Item
of $1898.40 In tho deficiency bill to pay
tne Diu at tno ueuevue-Strattord Hotel
for the State Fenclbles dinner. May 2J,
1913, because the appropriation "Is la
tended to relieve the State Fenclbles and
their oommlttee of tho deficit they In
curred. He said the State Fenclbles and
the members of their committees should
pay the bill.
Councils today took action to establish
a playground and public park In the
25th Ward when the Finance Committee
reported out an ordinance calling for an
appropriation or 175,000 for the purchase
of a plot of ground bounded by Bucklus,
Ash, Richmond and Bath streets.
Select Council this afternoon finally
passed the ordinance permitting the Vol
unteer Firemen's Association of Phila
delphia to construct a replica of an eld
time flrehouse at 23d and Callowhlll ,
streets, on the line of the Parkway,
An ordinance for repaying 7th street
botween Walnut and Locust streets and
from South Washington Square to Spruce
street was Introduced in Common Coun
ell today by Morris E, Conn, of the Sth
Ward. The measure carries an appro
priation of 6700 for the work. It was re
ferred to the Finance Committee.
Common Council this afternoon passed
the ordinance opening the only unopened
portion of Passyunk avenue, between 3d 1
and 25th streets. The ordinance provides
for a. 100-foot street.
.From Market Street Wharf
id. curVXllxllr0" ww ... "
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31.3 rieataat. JUnasquan
Sunday until October it, luo T SO a. m
Thuitdaj-s. July to Bept. , tae..T.00 i. S
$1 50 ntbani K'P' 0w,n a'. Ion
pi.3U Braocb. Btlmar. 6a fllri "
gajMlaj win 0Ur M, (no ....T.a.
tburtdays. July H la 8pl. J, tael.tSr
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From Broad Street Station
$1.50 .& M5K w
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$2 00 Brftlmore
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VM8y.Vdnia railroad SPORTS MAGAZINE
"A Fight With the
'King' " is the latest war
story for fishermen on the
prowess of the mighty
kingfish. Incidentally, S.-j
H, Lipschutz tells of a
Florida trip that cost but
$75, . In - the Sunday