Evening public ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, August 04, 1915, Night Extra, Page 3, Image 3

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Contractors Learn Compensa
tion Act Makes It Expensive
to Hire Them.
1200 Finest
this one week onlyl
Ihouncement of More
Voluntary- Pay Ad-
Ivances oy u a r S e
ffrirms Is Expected.
ftflux o Great Munition Orders
From Auie vjuud. wiiB
aponding Rise in Employes'
Pay Two Companies Act.
V More to Follow.
working the manuftclur,n ,ndUB
" . fcj".inut Philadelphia arc booii
ioil the bencntB ot' the ProsPer,tr
14 thU eewntry by the Immense
.Li i European war orders. The gen-
Z tndncy toward an advance In
' whlch has been apparent for some
" , . u.l..n1lA Inln Ann
tlm.filslnnlng lo """"""" ";-
m( action. Already two local urms
Iutj gran'd an advance of 10 per con1,
to their employes, and it Ib expected that
hr larg plants will follow.
-rh ureett Philadelphia firm to ad-
'twite the wage scale Is the machinery
'nliflt of William Sellers & Co. Several
thousand men wm do aucurcu j " ...
create, which went into effeef at the be
glnnlr of this week. The other Arm Is
tfc Autocar Company, of Ardmore. which
"htt also granted an Increase of 10 per
I'cent About 600 men will be Dencntea Dy
fthla action. .
if-It la pointed out that workmen In many
plants will be benefited by the war orders
without a formal advance In the pre
'TilUEg wage rate. In Bhopa like that of
ftb Baldwin Locomotive Works, where
:ach workman Is engaged In an unchang
ing operation, and where specialization Is
carried to the highest possible level, work
ara will be able to produce much more
(than under normal pressure. Since most
'-'of these operations are paid for on a.
jjlece-work basis, the men engaged In
fthem will earn a substantial Increase over
the normal wages.
The Increase in wages," said a repre
sentative of several large plants in this
city today, "Is In line with the settled
policy of local business men. Phila
delphia has ben noted as a non-union
city and also has been noted as a city
where ability In workmen has been ap
preciated. This Is not spoken of so
often as It deserves, but it is, neverthe
less, a fact, and the small influence of
labor agitators in the city Is the best
proof that It Is true. The manufacturers
Who are granting.the present increase
are giving It as avar bonus, and their
object Seems to give the worker a share
In the general prosperity which he Is
helplns to create.
"There was much ado some time ago
at the prospects of a general strike of
workmen for fl share in the profits aris
ing from war Orders. This alleged spirit
o'f agitation, which was said to have
reached this city, existed only in the
fertile Imaginations of- those who' made,
the statements. There has been no spirit
of dissatisfaction amoncr the workers In
Philadelphia, and they have shown a
willingness to co-operate with the man
ufacturers in getting n maximum pro
duction." The largest plant In which an Increase
of wages has been awarded to' tho work
ers' ts?i that of the Bethlehem Steel
Works. Beginning this week, the'workers
at the steel plant will receive Increases
In ail departments amounting to about 10
per cent. This advance will Increase the
payroll of the company about U.600.00O
, annually. In a statement explaining the
reason for the company s action President
S. G. Grace said the advance has been
i.granted "In recognition of the loyal and
.minim service tne company has received
irom its employes, and It Is made pos
sible by the general Improvement In busl-
s ness conditions."
s Officials of the labor unions profess to
ee In the Increased wages a scheme to
Fprevent trouble. They assert that a strike
'for higher wages was certain unless i the
f companies took some such action a'B that
which has been done by the three con
cerns mentioned. If the plants In Phila
delphia grant their emnlovpH hatter .
i and better working conditions,, they say.
they Will feel that thn throat nf i.hn.
t trouble was justified.
Endorsement of Interference With
Neutral Rights Unsatisfactory.
t WASHINGTON. Aug. 4. ,
j The United States will decline to accept
. Hie British indorsement of Us armed in
terference with the freedom of the seas.
F Afnitnlstration officials made this very
piam today, in discussing the text of tha
i wree notes from England given to the
., thU m""nn& Although it Tas
aanmted that the documents were couched
. w jnost adroit language, and .seemed to
; try to be conciliatory, officials pointed
, OUt that th.r ..,,- . i ta : -ii
I i..,, 7 .T "o u. pisumvaiu mini-
L J"'' & the British reply and tho con-
uuUn set up by Germany in defense
w her submarine warfare.
"We are sorry that neutral rights are
jM violated, but war is war," Is the
r"'grents In their communications with
wiiolted states. As a result, officials
1 tfil nlnm.ll. A..U. ... ..... J-J I.W
. ,Mf"",MMt UJUUO ) BIUUUCU Willi
m rocks that will require the
rtful navigation if disaster is not
B ftd conditions pi warfare, the
rv5frSB?u.dclare require a newappli
W'on of thK principles of International
Germany must be overcome, the British
rf?r- "ln v'ew of her shocking vlolatlon
W the recognUed rules and principles of
JfKtaed warfare." and therefore tho
,uoas Drought into use are Justltied.
rt f!'nd flatly rejects the American con
MfiUon that where a belligerent la M
riuuieit that his commerce can pass
jviufn adjacent neutral ports as easily
wouh hts own territory his opponent
M no rijjht to Interfere.
?h t'nited Stataa. officials declare.
not aicpt any such statement It
msiated in all of its dealings with
'many that the belligerents cannot
Wge the lules of the game B far as
itralg are concerned.
British btisKeation that where the
rernment thinka Its rights have been 1
" Dy tht. BritUh Prie courts tne
r hs retvrrvji tn nrhltratlnn will llid
nje6d. at teit for the present.
v nuea state will dlre mat unm
great general prtjaaipl is settled all
MMues miK d sKwnxua.
6vWal Hurt in trata Collision "
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low levels, due to tho great size
and other cheap products are not
Executive Committee of
"One Hundred" to Out
line Plans for Fight To
day Organization Split
Appears Imminent.
The first Important moves to be made
by Independent forces In the mayoralty
campaign will be plnnned today. Tho
Executive Committee of the Public Serv
ice Committee of One Hundred will out
line plans bf campaign at a meeting this
afternoon in the Bulletin Building, and
tonight the Washington Party City Com
mittee will meet to devise ways and
means of battle
With every prospect of a break in the
Organization similar to that of four year's
ago, the independent leaders are prepar
ing to launch a vigorous campaign to glvo
Philadelphia at least four more years
of good, clean government, such as has
been seen under Mayor Blankenburg.
The Executive Committee of the Com
mittee of One Hundred, which was named
last week, follows:
Alba B. Johnson, George V. Norrls,
William It. Nicholson, Franklin Spencer
Edmonds, Richard L. Austin, Cyrus H.
K. Curtis, John C. Winston, Arthur H.
Lea. James Mapes Dodge, Joseph M.
Steele, John D. Mcllhenny. Samuel S.
Fels, Percy H. Clark, Calvin M. Smyth,
Walter F. Balllnger, Herbert D. Allman
and Charles Z. Tryon.
It Is not 'thought that any one candi
date will be definitely agreed upon ' to
day, although It Is believed that the
name of Director Porter will be submitted
to the committee. The presenr political
situation will be carefully reviewed and
plans will be discussed for getting out
the full strength of the Independent vote
at the primary election next month.
T.nni. nrtA rtri?nni2ntlnn leaders
.allko are anxiously -awaiting the next
move of congressman vure. uratnij "
action of the labor men's committee ln in
viting Vavo to become their candidate and
the reply of the South Philadelphia leader
that he would consider their, request, Sen
ator McNichol reiterated his belief of har
mony when he returned to the city late
In one quarter it was rumored that the
Vares were willing to support W. Free
land Kendrick. Receiver of Taxes, pro
vided he would be acceptable as the har
mony candidate, but it is considered very
doubtful whether Senator McNichol could
be prevailed upon to accept Kendrick as
the harmony choice. In other quarters
it is said that a clear-cut contest between
Congressman J. Hampton Moore and Con
gressman William S. Vare is Inevitable.
Assaults on Monte Sei Bust and in
Carnic Alps Fail.
VIENNA. Aug. 4.-The following offi
cial statement was issued from general
headquarters today: t
"The coastal district from Krn to the
bridgehead at GorUIa is almost com
pletely quiet. The border plateau of
Pplazzo has been attacked by strong
Italian forces five times.. The enemy
attacked our Infantry who held posl.
tlona east of the village and at Monte
Bel Busl. On each occasion, after
heavy lighting, the attack was repulsed.
The Italians suffered great losses. Re
inforcements brought up by the Italians
were surprised by our artillery and dis
persed. "While this battle was raging other
sections of the plateau were kept under
strong Are by the artillery of th.e enemy.
"On the Carinthian frontier the enemy,
under cover of a thick fog, attempted an
attack against Gelion Kofel. east of
Tloeken. which completely falledt other
wise there is nothing newon this front.
"In the district of Monte Crlstallo one
of our patrols met a strong enemy de
tachment, and In a short skirmish the
enemy lost 39 men."
Motion Pictures
linf i --- ii Minimi milium
Produce Results
In Commercial usage. They
will create a new Interest in
your business, your product
or your process of manu
facturing and enable you to
demonstrate to prospective
wlw Citbarwis oouW not b
For the maalfold ue at
this profitable andnowerful
"Agent of Modern Bunlneea"
communicate with
fitimew Exchange if Pfeila.
S )1 C-r Bids:- Falls., Fa. 13
meal for n, dozen vegetarians, and it nil can bo had for 26 cents. Wholesale prices have sunk to remnrkably
of the crops, but most retail dealorR are keeping their prices up, declaring that tho 5-cents-a-bnsket tomatoes
edible. The above portrayed examples of the bargains which arc provided by a few retailers seem to be in
first-class shnpo and by no means Impaired by their small cost.
This May Be Done, How
ever, Only by a Close
Study of the Prices Asked
by Merchants in Each
peck .tomatoes OJ
ii peck potatoes 03
2 squashes t
3 ears of corn "5
3 head cabbage 02
peck onions 03
3 cucumbers n3
Total 2S
Tho oversupply of vegetables has
brought' wholesale prices down so low
that housewives, by purchasing carefully,
can buy tomatoes, potatoes, onions, cab
buge and' a few other vegetables at rates
very much cheaper than isual.
This can bo done, however, only by
close study of the prices being asked by
tho various merchants ln each locality,
fnr tlr still are many sellers of vege
tables who are taking ndvantage of 'the
conspmer by asking prices out of all pro
portion to the low wholesale rates.
There Is no relief ln sight for the
farmer and the commission merchants
from the hardships Imposed by. the vego
tublo glut. It is the general opinion that
the rain of yesterday and today will
make conditions even worse by stimulat
ing the growth of tho crops, which are
already too large, the farmers say.
A representative of tho Evbnino
Ledger bought as large a quantity of
vegetables as he could for 23 cents. This
Is what he purchased:
A quarter peck of potatoes.
A quarter peck of tomatoes.
A quarter peck of onions.
Three ears of corn.
Three cucumbers.'
, Two heads of cabbage.
Two squashes.
Before obtaining so much for his money
he had to canvass many stores, however.
He found that only about one store ln a
dozen asked prices as low as seemed
warranted by comparison with the prices
being asked ln Dock street. Even In the
sections of the city where the poorer
classes live and where one would expect
prices to be lower than elsewhere, bar
gains could be obtained only with diffi
culty. Prices were found to vary greatly often
between stores but a block apart. One
produce man was selling potatoes for 8
cents a quarter peck, while a competitor
a short distance away was asking only 3
cents and making a profit at that.
"The rain will make the farmers worse
oft than before." said Samuel Daniels,
secretary of th'e Produce Exchange, to
day. "Ordinarily, . crops need rain In
order to flourish, and dry spells waste
the cropa. But now the farmers would
be better off If the crops didn't flourish,
"Wky We Have a Sale
No commissions, "P M's" or premiums are paid our salesmen to push
or sell anything. In consequence OUR PATRONS GET THE
CHOICE OF OUR BEST. This method makes it imperative to
dispose of our stocks. Many lines suffer for no other reason than
from this established rule.
; Vfc Price
Bath Gowns and Robes Less Than XA Price
Silk Shirts 2.50
Golf Jackets and Vests Less Than Vi Price
4.00 Bathing Suits 2.00
1.00, 1,50 Neckwear 50c
50g, 75g Bow Ties 25c
1.50 SUjc Hosiery 75c
2,00 Bathing Pants 1.00
60 White Flannel Pants, 3.75
WhUe Jap Silk Shirts; 0
Overcoats, Knee Drawers, Norfolk Coats, Tennis Shirts, etc., etc.
for the larger tho supply, tho lower
prices will become.
"We aro having good crops and tho
farmer Is getting no benefit. There are
moro poor farmers this year than ever.
Prices aro bo ridiculously low that the
farmer cannot afford to gather his vege
tables, but will be Just as well off If he
leaves them to rot ln the fields or turns
them over for fertilizer."
Mr. Daniels said he was of the opin
ion that llttlo could be done by tho In
vestigators from tho Department of Com
merce who reached here this morning to
look Into the situation. Ho saw no re
lief through Government Interference.
Tho Inspectors working in this city aro
under tho direction of tho division of
city marketing and rural organization,
under tho direction of Q. P. Branch.
One of the plans of Mr. Branch Is xto
e'tabllsh a co-operative housewives' buy
ing agency In West ' Philadelphia. He
believes that tho co-operation of tho city
Is necessary, and to this end consulted
with Charles W. Baldwin, of the Bureaul
or Uliy rropeny. rie earn inui. u uio
housewives would buy as a unit rather
than from the hucksters and vegetable
stands they could get prices much more
reasonable. He announced that one of
the plans of tho United States GovcrrP
ment calls for a canning week, during
which all housewives In the EaBt will be
urged to can quantities of peaches and
other fruits and vegetables.
Meadvillc Also Flooded
MEADVILLE, Pa.. Aug. 4. Northwest
ern Pennsylvania suffered heavily by
heavy rains last night. Nearly every street
In Meadvllle was swept by Hoods, and (
business houses In the centre of the city
were Inundated. A 50-foot concrete wall
around Allegheny College, high up on a
hill, was torn away by the water.
Cambridge Springs reports the heaviest
rainfall ln Its history. All streets were
flooded, and the business section suffered
serious loss. All business was forced to
suspend when the electric light plant was
put out of commission,
Tilusvllle reports heavy rains, and
Cochranton 'Whs' 'flooded by Sugar Creek
and suffered heavily. The damage
throughout Crawford County was heavy.
If it's up to you to de
cide the heating question
for any sort of building
(home, apartment, fac
tory, office or mill)
Put it up to us before
you decide finally!
We know what's best for
any particular purpose and,
as we install all kinds,
we'll give you fair advice.
Our estimates will be as
low as possible for high
grade work.
you'll flndv us prompt,
careful, conscientious and
alnraya lit your eervlce.
Bothrhone 125 S. 6th St.
The Dependable Tailor
When we please men so well that
they'll coma a hundred milts and mora
(or Ulxon-Tallorlng, it's pretty convincing-
evidence ot our ability.
Attractive prlcea. 35, 110 and $15.
1111 Walnut St.
or Lesg
15.00 Raincoats .,,. 4,.,f75p
4.50 Office Coats .2.25
6.00 Mohair Dusters 3.00
1.50, 2i00 Shirts 1.00
Hopes for Discussion Lending to End
of War.
ROME, Aug. 4.
Discussing the messages and statements
Issued ln various countries on the first
anniversary of the war, the Osservatore
Romano, official organ of the Vatican,
"Rcadlns these foreign messages we
are pleased to note that the language
adopted has been modified ln tone, so that
ln a sense It Is moro pacific or more
humane. In place of Inexorable war cries
and proposals to annihilate the enemy,
there begins to be substituted a moro
humane accent.
"Although circumscribed, wo see in this
the possibility of 'a discussion leading to
poace. It t& a most comforting sign, al
though very weak bb yet."
Delivery Trucki
When buying any article
that you want to last and
give service, , the best is
none too good and invari
abl costs a little more.
This is true when you buy
a delivery truck. The
STEWART costs a little
more but it is the best, as
shown by actual results in
the hands of many users;
furthermore, the STEW
ART is being considered
and bought by those who
have grown motor-wise
with other delivery trucks.
Why not allow us to make
a study of your delivery
Our booklet "HOW
PAYS" is very interesting
and instructive.
1500 lbs. 2SOO lbs.
A Long Liver
Winsor Eveland
Motor Car Co.
Broad Street and Ridge
, Distributors of
The Distinctive STEWART SIX
Stevens-Duryea Service.
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'".f. (r ' -. egU-Zi-J.:Y-.
The Kensington Carpet Co. say they
don't stop at anything when it comes
to delivery with the Autocar Atlantic
City, Reading and frequently New Yorlr,
Chassis $1650.
Married men of this city, employed by
companies belonging lo the Contractors'
Association of Philadelphia, were alarmed
today by the prospect of being thrown
out of employment thlis winter, follow
Ins n meeting of tho association, In the
Commercial Trust Building, when Horace
M. Schett, an attorney, made it clear that
under the new workmen's compensation
act it wilt be to the ndvantage of all
companies to employ only single men.
The act. which goes Into fttact January
1, 1M6, requires, among other things, thftt
If a workman la killed tho employer must
pay 25 per cent, of the deceased's wages
to the widow until her children are It
years old. For each child In excess of
two the payment to the widow la In
creased by 10 per cent, until 60 per cent,
of the workman's wage is reached. It
wag pointed out that companies would bo
liable to the payment of such compensa
tion for periods as high as 15 years.
Mr. Shell asserted that the only pro
tection offered the contractors was to
Insure with tho State Workmen's Com
pensation Fund, In a mutual Insurance
company or In a stock Insurance com
pany. Such protection, It was said, would
he an exceedingly heavy expense, par
ticularly If the men Insured were married.
Low cost?
high value
in these
food pmducts
"A word to the wise."
Glance through this list of
good things at little cost,
at Martindale's. Then think
how convenient they would
be on the home reserve
shelf how greatly they
will simplify the daily re
curring problem of summer
Shad Roe in tins the new
pack. A simply delicious break
fast dish seem like Delaware
roe in early Spring. 25c tin.
Tuna Fish. Haven't learned
about them yet? Flake like
breast of chicken, similar in ap
pearance. Recipes on request.
12c & 22c tin.
Minced Clams. The true clam
flavor splendid for chowder or
other clam dishes. 15c tin.
Shrimp, delicious for the salad.
While this lot lasts, 10c tin.
Swan's Down Flour a won-der-wQrkinp;
cake flour that vou
should know by use- 33c pkg.
Potato Flour very useful in
scores of ways, for instance,
soup making. 15c pkff.
Airline Strained " Honey, 15c,
25c & 50c jar.
Fancy Spanish Olives, Giant
size, 25c bottle.
Crown Brand Butter, a saving
of 4 cents on the pound. 36c lb.
Longfellow Pretzels wonder
ful how they are going.' Full v,
size, but very delicate, 18c lb.;
3 lbs., 50c.
Premier Salad Dressing, 10c
& 25cbottle.
Green Ginger for preserving,
15c lb.
Pickling Spice properly blend
ed and assorted in the package,
ground or whole. 10c pkg.
Bay Leaves, 5c pkg.
Saludo Coffee, 29c lb.; 4 lbs.
Stanhope Blend Coffee, 22c
lb.; 5 lbs., $1. "
Caricol Tea, 34c lb.; 5 lbs.,
Viv Grape Juice, full bodied
and delicious in flavor. 25c &
45c hot.; $2.75 & $5 doz.
Ross's Raspberry Vinegar, 75c
Our Family Kit of mackerel
a very convenient size for the
ordinary family. $1 the kit.
Thos. Martindale 8c Co.
t Oth 8c Market
Gatabllahed In 1S00
Dell Phones Filbert 2S70, Filbert 2871
Keystone Race BOO. Hnce BOl
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;msjh t y ''r:"mmmm
$40, $35, $30 Sulk, $23
$30, $28, $25 Suits, $17
$20 and $18 Suits, $12
CT, This is the one week of
the entire season when our
finest Suits strike rock
bottom in price-reductiorts.
C Better hurry, if you
want to get in on it to best
advantage! It will be nip
and tuck who'll get here in
time for some of these
choicest Suits in certain
sizes !
T,Let no man beat you to it!
Vacation Specials !
Palm Beach Suits, $7.50.
$5 White flannel Trous
ers, $3.75. Striped flannel
and serge Trousers, $3.50.
Bargains in Mohair Suits!
"N. B. T."
16th & Chestnut Sts.
Try Resinol Soap for a week.
You will be surprised to sea how
1 It clears and freshens your com
g plexion, even In that short time.
Used for the Bhampoo.itremoves
dandruff, and keeps the hair live,
rich and lustrous. The soothing,
healing Influenco that makes
this possible la the Resinol which
Resinol Soap contains and which
physicians jtavo prescribed for
years In the csre of skin and
Bcalp troubles.
Sold by all ilrunltta, For lamDla (m,
write to Healnol Chem. Co., Baltimore,
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Orthopaedic Uracra for dttormltlta.
Elaatlc Stocking!. Abdominal Bupporttr, ta.
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