Newspaper Page Text
--. im?'7nwi'v 194?!
ARMY OF 410,000
AND GREAT NAVY
URGED BY LEAGUE
'' National Defense Organi-
zation Presents Plans,
; Approved by Experts
) EQUIPMENT FOR 1,000,000
Recommend 140,000 Regulars
and 270,000 Militiamen in
Definite plans sURKcatcd for tho
Rdeqiinte rWcnse of tho United States nnd
gpproveil by military experts are brought
to tho attention of Fhllndclphlnns todny
bv members of the npccl.il committee of
the National Dcfcnoo League, recently
appointed to confer with tho War Dcpnrt
jnent on vltnl questions of nntlonnl
eccurlty Tho pinna nro announced by
m Brigadier General J. Campbell Gllmoro,
JR. for many yran a student of military
W MAllnra find llin tt nrrrnnlnr tt tl.n
National Guard after tho Spanish
The plans arc comprehensive, and cover
virtually nil tho vital needs of tho
nation. They liavo been presented to
President Wilson by tho Boards of tho
Navy and Army nnd aro tho latest sug
gestions for nntlonnl defense prepara
tions. It Is planned to Incrcnse tho regular
army and inllltln. to about 410,000. Thli
will Includo u regular army of ap
proximately 110,000 otllccrs nnd men nnil
a mllltla of 270,000 onicers and men. Tho
militia under tho now plans will be placed
entirely under tho direction of the Gen
eral Staff of tho War Department Tho
plan for tho formation of tho nucleus of
the volunteer army mentioned Includes
port-tcim enlistments and special en
couragement offered to young men of
education to tako up tho study of military
practice with a vlow to obtaining com
missions In the Ilrst volunteer army
organized In tlmo of need.
With tho plans for tho army It Is also
expected that Congress will bo asked to
provide equipment for an army of 1,000,000
men This equipment will not bo pur
chased nil at onco, but tho purchnso will
be distributed over n number of years.
Ordnance plans for tho theoretical army
expected to bo provided for nt tho next
session of Congress Include:
Flvo rllles for ovory man expected to bo
put Into nctlon.
Twelvo mnchlnd guns for ovory 1000 In
fantryman nnd cavalryman In nctlon.
Thli will nocessltato an Incrcnso of about
tOO per cent, to tho present regulations.
f?j oik nem Kiiiio anu nowuzers lor overy
it 1000 Infantrymen and cavnlrymcn. This Is
'i an Increase of nearly 100 per cent.
juwiciaus ui iitriuiy ww per leiil. in inu
amount of ammunition per gun to bo
stored and ready for use.
The plans adopted for tho Improvement
of tho coast defenses of this country In
clude.' Increasing tho elevation of 12-inch coast
defense guns by Ilvo degrees nbovo tho
horizontal, giving them a rnnge, with
slightly lighter projectile, of about M.0OO
yards and placing them on equal footing
or better with tho largest naval guns now
Hrnp'acement at New York harbor nnd
elsunhero of about three 16-Inch coast de
fense suns to mnko impossible the tiring
Mi'-v $ a. Iu,1 ruiiKus over our lorijuciuiona miu
-. - i ... ...... ..
wiy unto. j.iic,u la uuiy miu 4v-,ui;ii Duu
mounted today. It Is at Panama.
Construction of n fort at tho mouth of
the Chciapoako Bay to cover the passago
between Capo Henry nnd Cnpo Charles.
Increase of 10.000 officers and men for
the coast defenso breanch of tho army to
realto up for existing shortage.
Immediate increuso of coast defense am
munition. MITCH LARGER NAVY.
The program for tho navy Is more am
bitious, but It Is asserted that It Is highly
necessary. It Includes:
The construction of ac least four super
dreadnoughts and probably two battle
cruisers of tho typo of tho Queen Eliza
beth, of tho British navy. At tho begin
ning of this year tho navy of tho United
States was 10 first-lino ships behind tho
number required by tho policy laid down
by the Navy General Board of 1913.
The construction of a. largo number of
destroyers The navy, on the present
basis of big ships, building nnd built, was
W destrovcrs short of tho complement de
termined upon by the General Board of
four destroyers to each battleship. Tho
navy has 40 battleships of all descriptions
and only 68 destroyers.
The construction of upwards of 100 sub
marines, a complement; of 50 for each
The construction at tho aeronautical
base at Ponsacoln, Kla., of a plant for
the construction of hydroaeroplanes.
Increase of enlistment authorizations
to bring the enlisted personnel up to full
strength for all ships built and building
which might bo utilized In tlmo of war.
This would necessitate an Increase of
about 18,000 men.
Enlargement of the capacity of tho
naval Academy, at Annapolis, with a
View to overcoming the Bhortaga of 000
olllcers, on tho basis of ships built and
building, to say nothing of Increases
; needed through tho extension of ueronau
i Ileal and submersible branches.
Authorization for the expenditure of
largo lump sum, nt the direction of the
secretary of tho Navy, with n view of
taking advantage of Improvements and
de-slrable Innovations Immediately upon
Legislation giving- tho Board of Civ
ilian Inventors, which Secretary Daniels
tcently created, a status before the law.
M was said by Brigadier General Gil
isore that these needed changes, If adopt
ed, would Insure the safety of the country
"J event of foreign aggression, Ab tlma
g on, he said, there will be an expan
n of these plans, and If common-sense
Prevail, there will bo adequate protection
afforded this country against nil enemies.
BIO CONTRACT FOR VARES
State Senator to Receive $65,966 for
Bulkheading Banks of Schuyl
State Senator Edwin II. Vare will be
swarded the contract for bulkhaadlnff
ftW banks of the Schuylkill River at a
'r&i of $66,966, Var was low bidder and
rme award win ho nmrio hv Director
Slgs, of the pepartment of Wharves,
'! and Ferries.
Jn spite of Senator Vare's assertion that
; S would not attempt to obtain any munl-
pi contracts that could not u com
ted before the first of tho year. thU
i award wilt brlmj the total value oi
present municipal contractu to $1,12.-
Vare's asiurtlon followed hie failure
i submit a bill for th Brand street sub-
Piy and Frankford elevated work In
4t Department on Moaday.
Sty contracts now held by Vare In-
Improvement of League Island Park,
fatension of water raalM to South Pbu-
K'ood block uavirur on Paeeyuiik ave-
from K.u.ll. In ISth slroata. 1100.000.
Boulh Bi.id at reet Plxa, Oreaou ave
uu to bijjirr utieet, md Utb and teta
elit. $112 uoa
BUSINESS MEN CALL
TVlf FnlrmnHtit T1.tIn.. nt
j- BBSBRBn:inBlltAD,BK9e!m HMD HBB
Tho picture shows 7 dfiJff 'X'
OF SHELDON POTTER
FOR THE MAYORALTY
Friends Begin Active Work in
His Behalf nnd Nomination
Petitions Are Circulated.
Club Booms Him
MAY FORCE OUT PORTER
Colonel Sheldon Potter, Select Council
man from tho 2!d Ward and leader of
tho Independents In Select Council, Is
looming up as a possibility for tho Inde
pendent nomination for Mayor.
Frlonds of Colonel Potter have launched
nn nctlve campaign in behalf of his cui
uldncy nnd havo announced that they will
make a vigorous and well organized cam
paign to win tho nomination for him.
Nomination papers nro being circulated
for him. especially In Germantown and
West Philadelphia. Many Washington
party leaders who opposo the candidacy
of Director Gcorgo D. Porter favor his
candidacy, and many Independent Repub
licans look upon him as nn nvullablo
Colonel Potter's name wns on tho lists
of tho Public Scrvlco Committee of One
Hundred and tho commlttco of business
men who Issued tho list of 14. Tho
launching of his boom puts thrco pos
slblo candidates for tho Independent
nomination In tho Meld, friends of Di
rector Porter und Louis J. Kolb having
launched booms In their Interests several
MAY FOBCE OUT POItTBU.
Tho Potter boom Is r.egnrded ns tho
first movo of the Independents to go
right nhend with their campaign regard
less of tho dolay of tho Organization
bosses In disclosing their planB, nnd to
cnrofully organize tho independent voters
behind the strongest possible candidates.
The Potter boom is expected to result
In the formal announcement of Director
Porter's cnndldncy within a few days.
Nomination petitions aro being circulated
for the Director, and he will seek tho
nomination on all ballots, If ho decides to
run. There Is considerable opposition to
Porter In the Washington party, however.
Tho first formal action In regard to an
Independent candidate for Mayor was
taken last night by tho Washington Party
Committee of tho 40th Ward. This com
mittee Indorsed Colonel l'uttei fui Major
Resolutions Hero adopted fmorlnj; his
cnndldncy and uiglng him to run Tho
46th Wnrd Commlttco will hold n meeting
this week nnd friends of Colonel 1'uiter
aro endeavoring to havo him Indorsed by
GIVES MEMORIAL WINDOW
Will of Margaret C. Billard Makes Bo
quest to Church to Honor Daughter
A bequest of $.".00 for a memorial window
In tho Episcopal Church of the Resur
rection Hroad and Tioga streets, Is con
tained in the will of Margaret C nillard,
who died In tho German Hospital, leav
ing an estate of $0000. The window will
be In memory of Lulu S. Ilalderson, a
deceased daughter of tho testatrix. Tho
will was admitted to probate today.
Other wills probated Includo thoso of
Lydla E. Ray, who died In Sewell, N. J.,
leaving $19,200 In private bequests; Emma
C. Stlmmol, $3002.63, and Mary W. Holmes,
Letters of administration were granted
In tho estates of George W. Wilson, who
left $10,000, and Susan R. Ross, $3415.69.
Personal property of Ida V. Young has
been appraised at $26,197.70.
DISOBEYS WIFE; IS KILLED
Crushed in Machine Soon After Being
Coaxed to Report 111
A few hours after his wife had urged
him to remain at home on account of
Illness, WUllum Hunter, of JOCO East Som
erset Btreet. was crushed to death at the
mill of Sykes Brdthers & Co., Hancock
and Huntingdon streets.
Hunter was employed at the mill for
many years. Whllo cleaning a machine
, fniiprt to remove tho belt and was
.caught In the rollers and dragged Into
a piCKinp iimwumoi " . -.--..
Drag River for Suicide's Body
The flreboat Stokley Is dragging the
Delaware River at the foot of Allegheny
avenue today for the body of a supposed
suicide. A hat and coat were found on
the end of a pier by two boys, who no.
titled the police. The coat contained a
weaver's card with the name of D, Dono.
van on It, Several weaver's tools were
also found. A watchman on the pier
saw a man at the end of the dock Inst
night, whom he described as be ng about
60 years old and 5 feet S Inches In height.
The Dependable Tailor
In Vusinui Blue litt
The skilful cuttisi
TuUotlnr U a "Woedleee opiriu.
nut cur'1 a ,0' of m n
"High-Grade" Clothes, $30-$40
"High-Class" Clothes, $30-$40
Clothes "de Luxe". . . . $40-$50
1111 Walnut St.
Yar a Umlwd number to bcoa UUiwUd
JlTtn. nroSucilo.1 ' LOOiiuoOlty wholly
dLT,t?i l tWi country by our Uevwo-
wlta iw a iMmm QS&SM.
LEDGER-PHILADELPHIA, WKPXKSTiav ATTGrST
ON SENATOR PENROSE REGARDING CONVENTION HALlTsiTE
Wlllbm Dunhlde Samuel McQuadc, Jnm'cs G. ,78. K E3
STREET SUBWAY MAY
START TAYLOR WORK
Swaab Will Direct Excavation
tfnder City Hall if McNichol
Firm, Low Bidder, Gets
AWAIT COURT DECISION
S. M. Swiuib, tho engineer who had
chnrgti of building tho Market street sub
way for the Keystone Stnto Construction
Company, will bo placed In chnrge of the
ilrst contract on the Broad street subway,
provided Director Taylor nwnrds tho con
tract for the tunnel under City Hall to
tho Keystone concern, which was the
owest bidder for tho work. Tho fact
thnl this company built the SInrkct street
high-speed lino will bo considered by Di
rector Taylor In nwnrdlng tho contract, ns
well ns the fnct thnt their bid of $1,700,000
was considerably lower thnn that of any
The contract for the work will not bo
awarded until Judge Ferguson tataS ncJ
on upon ho petition of City Solicitor
ii , ,. lho DaIl!"n Injunction suit bo
dismissed by the court. AVhlle Judgo For
guson today said that ho had not reached
any decision upon Mr. Ityan's petition,
the supporters of Director Taylor aro con
lldent thnt tho decision of tho court will
bo favornblo nnd that tho wny will bo
elenred for real transit construction,
Tho Koystono Stato Construction Com
pany, in anticipation of being awarded the
contract. Is rushing plans to begin digging
on Monday, September 13. Mr. Swaab
said today that tho woik of tunneling
under City Hall for tho Drond street
tubo will bo tho most dlfllcult piece of
engineering work ever undertnken In
Philadelphia. In spite of tho dlfllcultlcs.
Mr. Swnnb Is confident that the work will
be completed as successfully oj wr.s that
on tho Market street lino.
To Insure first class work a clnuso was
placed in tho specifications, which will
require that tho entlro work. Including
tho paving on the street above, shall bo
nuj'i. in guod oruor and repair for threo
years from tho tlmo tho contract for tho
work is accepted by tho building firm.
As a further safeguard for tho city tho
specifications requlro that tho contractor
shall agrco to Indemnify nnd sao tho city
from nil suits and actions of every kind
brought on account of tho uso of patented
nppllnncss or for any Injuries received by
any person In tho course of tho perfor
mance of work on the contract.
The contractor will bo permitted to
employ only American citizens on tho
work. Director Taylor has estimated
that tho construction work on the entlro
high-speed program will give employ
ment to 11.000 men, whllo tho manufuc
turo of materials will provide employ
ment for 7000 more. It Is estimated that
at least COO skilled workmen will bo
needed at once when tho subway work
begins on September 13.
Judgeship Petitions Filed
IIARIUSUURG. Aug. 18. - Nomination
petitions were (lied today by the follow
ing Judicial candidates: T. v. I)alle,
Huntlngdon-MlfiHn-Dedford; II C. Quig
ley. Centre: AVIIllam H. Young, Mont
gomery; S P. Channel, Tioga; Judge
John W. Itccd, Tioga, for re-election, all
for Common Pleas Court; George Zun
dell. Forest, for Associate Judge.
Policemen Would Be Detectives
CIghty-threo policemen took examina
tions today beforo the Civil Service Com
mission for appointment as detectives at
$1700 a year salary. Tomorrow 235 Da-
trolmen, at $3 a day, will take examina
tions for promotion to tho rank of ser
geant at salaries irom )uw to iitoo a
M. J. MARGULIES & CO.
125 So. 5th
Summer apparel is hardest
to wash, but strenuous laun
dering method are still un
necessary. Even perspiration
stains and "ingrown" spots
yield to clean, hot suds. Let
us save as well as cleanse
1501 Columbia Ave,
you way 8&i Suhtltvta
" " """" "
,.rr v n v """'',,"',,V.,:,loxnmor "tcnnni uurns,
JITNEYS CANNOT RUN
AS 'SIGHTSEEING CARS'
Bonding Company to Sell As
sociation Members Bonds for
$150, It Is Said
Jitney ouners nnd operators ho havo
been planning to operato their cars as
"sight seeing cars" aftor Friday, when
Director Porter plani to enforco tho now
Jitney ordinance, wcro given olllclal no
tlco today that they would bo arrested If
they did so.
In nn opinion glvon to Director Porter
by City Solicitor Hynn, tho head of the
Department of Public Safety Is ndvlscd
that men who operato their cars ns Jit
neys, but carry signs roadlng "Sight see
ing car," would bo evading tho law nnd
could bo arrested.
Homo of tho owners nnd operators who
had planned to uso such a sign and con
tinues to operate declare their Intention
to do so regardless of the opinion of Mr
ssnv XvWWX ' iX VfrNs;;
has an Interesting and prof
itable "M o t 1 o n Plcturo
Story" to toll any business
executive who believes thnt
Modern Huslness demands
Modern Methods and can
and will uso thorn ho may
hear It nt any tlmo by com
municating with their olll
ccs In tho
1420 Chestnut Street
v X s NXXs
Orthopardlo nraces far deformities.
Clastic Blocking, Abdominal Supporters, ate
Turchaa direct from factory.
FLAVELL'S si'iuko oahdkn st.
The season's prettiest style model, the dainty Paris
Pump exquisitely bench-made products, hand-inseamed
imported patent leather, plain and with buck quar
ters. Splendid for Fall wear with ovcrgaiter combina
tion. All sizes.
$6 and $6.50 Shoes
Beautiful stylo shoes of this season'3 fashion in
white, white and black combinations, frrcy buck
quarter modols, etc., etc
400 Pairs Queen Quality $4 and
$4.50 Shoes at
The remainder of 20 of tho best selling lines this
season go on a table for a quick clean-up at
Boys', Misses' & Children's
BOYS' $3, $4 & $4.50 Oxfords at d? 1 QQ
These nre the famous Geutine double-wear V i c V
kind with splendid soles. Stout models for service up to
Nov. 1st. :
Misses' & Children's
4o ana o.ou
Oxfords, Sure Treads and Ankle Ties in a big: clearaway,
Clean-up of Odds and
Of children's Oxfords, Ties,
kind. Final Rummage.
, . q 20 dozen pinx, mue ana wmie,
btOCKing DpeCial jong Btocldngs in missw shea,
Bilk and silk lisle regular 50c value at . . Qq
Bathing Sandals, 39c Bathing Stockings, 29c
-9 m A
TK Stor of
m jmi kju
Every Foot Proftsaionally Fitted Thret Gtutmff Brother
tt '? "-.! rty.
Hrtn. They sny that, slnco tho ordl
nnnco spoilllcully gtntcs thnt "sight,
seeing cnrV nro to be exempt from com
piling with tho provisions of tho ordi
nance, thoy could win In a caso should
the police arrest them and tho City So
licitor bo pulled Into court to uphold his
Tho reorganized Philadelphia Jitney As
sociation. It Is said, will rccclvo advlco
from n bonding company to tho effect
thnt It will furnish members bonds for
$U for each car The organization will
discuss tho proposition nt a meeting today
A Scries of
ye i aiks
Our Next Tnlk Wed., Au. IS
By Joseph C. Fctruboii, Jr.
FX JSAnY parents who
Mj 1 reilllKn lhn vnlnn
of proper enro
of their chil
dren's tooth do
not seem to see
tho necessity of
,, . as cnrciui atten
tion to their eyes.
Many a school child's ap
parent stupidity Is cnused
by Inability to see comfort
ably. This sometimes loads
to punishment, which. In
turn, brings discourage
ment a n d resontmont,
until ho Is finally classed
among the worthless.
Don't lot our child rlslc
Hnvo his eyes cxnmlncd
nt tho boglnnlng of school
llfo nnd. nt loast, nt tho
beginning of each follow
ing school yenr.
Tnlto him to any well
known Oculist, nnd thon
follow his instructions to
If glnsses nre at any
tlmo nccossnry, , talto his
p.-escrlptlon to nn Optl
clu xklllcd In filling pro
Wo Do NOT Examine Eyes
from n copy
all rights re-
$8.00 Pumps Now
$J g & $ J J
etc., of every good
( AONOCKCtD omwc
HAITIANS RESIST U. S.;
MORE MARINES LAND
American Forces Prepare for
Active Service Equip Ar
mored Motorcars .
CArn HA1T1KN. Haiti. Aupist 18.
rlvo hundred moro American marines
wcro landed liere today from the United
Stntoa cruiser Tcnnotwee because of the
refusal of Haitian rebels to Uy down
their arms. Tlio marines are fully
equipped for active service, and It Is ex
pected they will eo to the Interior.
Armored nutnmoblle nro being titled up
for the Americans' use.
Tlio Haitian are preparing; to resist
and are terrorizing tho northern section.
"Kiddles" Romp In Park
Nearly 3000 children are enjoying an
outing In Central l'ark today aH (tuostB
of tho l'ort Klchmond nustnena and Im-
provemont Association. An ample supplj J
oi provisions wan taken along. Tlio "kid
dles" aro enjoying all kinds of sports
in 2 to 4
20c a pound
Ever tried a Cottage Ham,
when you have wanted
something new to vary the
weekly round of menus?
Economical in size, without
bone and doliciously differ
ent from ham in their taste
These are especially
tender Cottage Hams, from
young stock. Indeed, in
these as in our other deli
catessen, Martindale selec
tion moans value. Cured in
the way that makes them
Scores of Rood luncheons and
dinner aids in this department.
For a hot day, thero aro Bliccd .
meats, all deliriously tender and
tasty with the potato salad or
the mayonnaise relish to go with
thc-m. 20c a lb.
And if it is to be a hnm for
boiling what so good as a Viv
Hnm ono of thoso creamy ten
dor "Little Hams from Littlo
Pigs," a wonderful nid for tho
week-end outing, nnd mighty
handy to- havo in tho houso
through tho week.
20 ccntfl the pound
Potato Salad. 115c lb.
Mayonnaise Relish, 15c lb.
Cold Slaw, 15c lb.
Sliced Dolled Ham, 45c lb.
Sliced Corned Hecf. 40c lb.
Sliced Tongue, G0c lb.
Frankfurters, 21c lb.
Meat Loaf ready cooked for
slicing seasoned to mnko it a
real delicacy, 32c lb.
Wnfcr Sliced Dried Beef, 48c
Stuffed mangoes, pickles, olives
in bottles or in bulk. Scores of
cheeses everything that n re
plete delicatessen department
should havo, and each the best
Butter 33c lb.
That means a saving of four
cents a pound from prices that
you usually pay for butter of
this merit, strnignt irom tno
most famous creamerios in tho
country fragrant as Clover in
Juno with tho middleman's
profit saved and deducted from
the prico to make it
33c the pound
Thos. Martindale & Co.
t Oth & Market
established III 1BOO
Dell Phonrn Fllhrrt 2S70, Filbert S371
ICeyatone Itaeo BOO, Ilnce B01
Stop the waste in
your supply room!
Library Bu r eau
Ifauufacturfsc distributor ol
Card and filing system. Unit cabinets in wood and teel,
M. W. MONTGOMERY. Manager
910 Chestnut St., Philadelphia
Rest of 2 his
CU300 Suits going out
as follows: $12 and
$15 Suits at $8; $18
and $20 Suits at $11;
$22.50 and $25 Suits at
Alterations charged for.
C; Have you looked
through them yet? It's a
good big Sale and plenty
of fine pickings. The Suits
were all good sellers this
season, so that you run a
fair chance of finding your
size in a pattern to your
C But, priority of time is
THE big factor 1 Your
size may be NOW the one
and only pattern you care
for, and in an hour it may
begone! There are many
men with an eye single to
the same Suit!
Thin Silk and
Mohair Coats in
a 3-Day Special!
Fine for office, or for
any Summer wear! Were
$8, $7, $6, $5, $4, all
Our $5 outing Trous
ers, $3.25 and $3.75
Big values! Our $10
Palm Beach Suits,
$7.50 Best made!
"N. B. T."
16th & Chestnut Sts.
Victrola IV, $15
Other tyli, J85 to J300
Boating has an added charm
wnen tnero's a, Victrola on board,
ou hftva & canoA. a varht np
motorboat, you oucht to hav a Victrola.
tmi in ana near me new Auiuat
Penn Phonograph Co.
17 C M:tl. C Onno.lle
Investigate your reserve stocks of station
ery and supplies today. If you find them
piled haphazard, covered with dust and
dog-eared with tossing about, you are
losing money needlessly.
It is easily possible for you to keep these
stocks tfim, instantly get-at-able and in
good order. Library Bureau has made it so.
Steel storage shelving exactly suited to your
needs, in quantities however small or large
you may require, are here at your call.
Staunchly built, easy to set up, econom
ical of space and 6anltary. Its saving
in wasto and inconvenience will many
times offset the cost.
Phone us to call, or visit our salesroom.
Catalogue on request.