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AT. POLLS OYER
dependents Conducting a
I Vigorous, Well Organ-
izea v igut
Itli COMPLETE TICKET
tlonal Breaks In Organiza
tion Ranks Aid Reformers
in Some Wards
TIM. most bitter nglit at the primary
tcn today I over the nominations for
Cesnctls In 47 wards. Tha Independent
conducting a, vigorous, well-organized
ht to elect n Independent Councils.
hlle the- Republican Organization la
trWtng' hard to maintain control of the
y legtstallvn bodies.
The Independents have a complete
nellmanl ticket in me new.
ry,ward they am disregarding the
m.tMM.im tn- ik iniiftnondcnt nominations
r mvor Sheriff. City Solicitor and
sgltrtes. and are maklns n united
ort to. bring out a neavy vuj ii "
Pactional fights between the Vary and
Nlchol followers in tno ua, 0-u .u
w.1 , tnntrinllv helnlnK the In
......,.. in ih.ir flirht In these wards.
he fact that the Organization also Is
...in ih.- n.itv nf selecting a new
leader In Councils In the event of the In
.,ii.' A.tmmt alio Is contributing
!o the Independent vote for candidates
' Candidates from every ward except the
hmr, recently creaiea. nro "" "";
Wted today, end for Select Council from
bie 3d. 5th, 7th. 18th. 20th. Kd. 21th. J7th,
lth. 34th, S6th. 37th. th, 40th. 42d. 4th
pun! 47th" wards.
Tl.i.rrf or, man than 350 candidates for
Wh branches of Councils, and many of
nm have their names on more than one
ttlcket. The Republican Organization can
slklatcs In the downtown and central
Kvarql. ana ill some or mo uuujins na.uo,
have flled on the Washington party and
Democratic tlckots In addition to tne c-
publlcan. and are seeking to capture the
Independent nominations today by this
., No matter which way today's council-
ijsnanl'p fight goes, however, the next.Cqun
'lls will be notlceablo for the absence of
iformer leaders, Nearly all of the Orjnnl
tsiatlon men who have been considered the
tftlrect representatives of the Organization
.Kude, In Jhc errorts to harass tne won
ifcenburg1 administration during the last
Ifo.ur yeoVa' are not seeking re-election.
waving been rewarded with higher honors
y the Organization bosses.
p John 1'. Connelly, who Is chairman of
me powerful Finance Committee, is tne
.Organization candidate for City Solicitor.
MbWaX MLVUIUfi IIWIUCIU Ul UllllIIUil
fCbuiicll, la a candidate for Judge of the
HOrphana' Court, to succeed Judge Morris
Dallrtt. Harry C. Ronsley, president of
aaAB,& t.k..lhl.l nut.l .S.... . ..M r........
(elect Council. Is the Organization can
didate for Sheriff. Peter E. Costello, an
fether stronir Organization man In Com
mon Council, was elected to Congress last
1 The Independent leader In Councils,
RnhArt Tl Tli-lnna if tha V"A Wiiivl nlan
lll be replaced, lie Is not seeking re-
.e.ecuon. unpps nas oecn tne noor leader
in Comm'on Council and has fought every
attbsgipl of the Organization to- hamper
e lankenburg administration.
(0S1ERY PRICES MAY
RISE, MAKERS SAY
'Manufacturers Assert Situation
Js Becoming Serious Be-
cause of "the War
The American 'people will, In all prob-
lWllty, have to pay more for their stock
tags .In the near future. This is but an
tether outcome of the warfare which has
Teltirupted. Europe. It Is a result of the
fiVorcuy or aycsiuns aue 10 me stop-
j.ugei of manufacture and Importation
caused by the war.
Not only will Americans have to pay
more for their stockings, but if things
keep up. they- may have to be satisfied
lthjWftlte socks. Never In tne entire
of the country, the manufacturers
, lias there been any such condl-
There la no hope for a solution of the
Lllua.tionV in the opinion of the manufac
turer, even with the help of the Gov-
L arnnunt, Speakers at the meeting this
Mftemoen aald it was hopeless to think
(of winding plants for the manufacture
'.of dyestuffa In this country, as an ex-
bjx'ndlture of millions of dollars would be
necessary and a long time would be
American hosiery manufacturers And
tbenwelves up against it. So serious has
i situation become that a special meet-
far the National Association of Hosiery
Underwear Manufacturers Was held
.Afternoon In the Manufacturers' Club,
1 although mr definite action was taken
i conacensus of opinion among the mer-
Mis present was that the price should
everywhere advanced. A committee
aa appointed to work out a new schedule
rates, which may be acted upon to
Iht. rmous prices have been paid for
"fs by manufacturers, It was point-
jt the meeting. One manufacturer
was 4lcV to have paid as high as 17 a
poui4 and tt it not unusual to pay (1 a
-No matter wnai tne price, mile
lye is to be obtained.
In addition to. tne nome aemana, orders
i being received from Europe, one firm
acelved an order last week for 60,000
'. Uteme for the present condition was
ed upon the American manufacturers
the American Government, which,
' aald, had not taken a proper Interest
Mm altuation. J. V. Thleme. of the
f?t Wayne Hosiery Company, said that
'ft was a comparatively large quantity
Uyeatuffs on hand, in France and Kng--d
t cause they had made proper
Wt understand the American man-
: jStwesa," said Frederick V. Simons,
'mUHmt. "They knew a year ago
-t wuM be a shortage In dye, iiut
- Wve ald lower than ever, thereby
'tea. Jm hjuaiaess,"
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ballot at Haines street and Gerriiantown avenue, while George D.
PORTER, POTTER, SMITH
CONFIDENT OF VICTORY
Candidates Cheerful and Ex
press Belief That They
Will Win at Polls
Each of the candidates for the mayor
ty today Indicated that he was conlldent
of victory when voting at the polls.
Optimism was stamped clearly on the
face of Director Porter when he gave a
cheery "good morning'' to the men at the
polling place In the 47th division of the
22d Ward, at 3SS East Haines street. He
got ballot No. 4T and marked It In a few
minutes. When ho .noticed that Police
man Oroughman was standing In the rain
on the opposite side of the street he told
him to come over on a covered porch
near the polling place. "I know the law
requires you to keep your distance," said
tho Director, "but there's nothing wrong
in staying here till the rain stops.
Gloomy day. Isn't It?"
"Yes," said the cop.
"It will be very gloomy," added Mr.
Porter, "for some folks." The Director
said he felt sanguine of victory and pre
dicted that he would poll a big vote on
the Hepubllean ticket He went immedi
ately to City Hall. This afternoon he
will make a tour of the wards.
Equally confident was Colonel Sheldon
Potter, who voted at the 33d Division of
the Kd'Ward, at Haines street and Oer
mantown avenue. He shook hands with
the workers around the polls, and while
he didn't say anything about victor", It
was evident from his broad smile that he
was very confident. Mr. Potter received
ballot No. 41, and It took him about five
minutes to mark It. He was accom
panied by his son, ltaymond. After vot
ing, the candidate went to his office in
the Chelten Trust Company building. He
will stick at his desk all day and en
deavor to forget all about the election.
"Good morning, boys. If you don't mind
I think I'll take a Republican ballot to
day," said Thomas B, Sntlth. Organiza
tion candidate for Mayor, when he en
tered the polling place jit the' southwest
corner of Broad and Cumberland streets
to Indicate his preference In the primary
election. After shaking hands with polit
ical workers, he spent Ave minutes In a
booth and deposited his ballot, the 3tth
placed In the box.
Mr. Smith said he felt supremely con
fident a great sweep was In store for the
Republican cause because of the way
members of the party have returned to
the ranks. Asked for his opinion on the
significance of today's election he proph
esied that "to a certain extent" the re
sults would foreshadow the November re
sults. "If three-fourths of the voting today
is on the Republican ballot," he said, "I
do not think any great effort will have
to be made between now and November
to insure success,
"Although I do not know much about
affairs In the Washington early. I un.
derstand Mr. Porter Is supported well by
Mr. Smith motored to the polling place,
that of the 16th division, 28th Ward, from
his Olenslda home. After leaving In his
machine he stopped at his house at 2411
North Broad street before going to his
offices In the Lincoln Building, where,
he aald, he would be busy all day and
would put political matters out of mind.
I'KTERSON WRITES FOR AID
Sends Several Letters to Friends Ask
ing Them to Obtain His Release
From Camden Jail
Olaf Peterson, partner of Samuel B.
Cord," murdered rsal estate broker, of
Laurel SffHnrs, N. ., Xrm his cell In
tho Camden courthouse t4ay seat sev
eral Utters to frtHt tH-jri- thm to
come to his aide FaUMen baa Wr fesld
u a "material witness" far days.
Prosecutor WIIHanijJ, Kiaf frankly
admitted today that his dtc4tv feayra't
been ab,le to unearth the Motive far th
murder nf Cord, Asked whether Ptee
would b released sooti, he j'enlWdi
Mrs. Petarauv will laaVe hr . inr
Shibe Park Uwtay ar Ujoorrow. at his
announces! ttuU kiJk wU mm tt a.'trM.
The. diamond twtmt la a Philadelphia
pawnshop wbkjh was biUaaeal ta Maw
U ?r4 I wtMMJ sr n WlUI4.l7tt
Sylnf.Mi today.' ' '
LBl)QJBlJHlLADELPfllA, TUESDAY, SflMlUlBKB
DUMBA'S SUCCESSOR SAID TO BE PICKED
LONDON, Sept. 21. A dispatch from liudapext says that Vienna advices
report Ambassador Dumba's successor has been selected and his appointment
will be announced Immediately. This telegram conflicts with previous tele
grams from Vienna that no announcement would be made. The dispatch adds
that Katjetan von Marczynskl, former Austro-Hungarlan Ambassador to
Italy, la the man chosen to succeed Doctor Dumbn.
BRITISH WARPLANE SHOT TO EARTH AT ST. QUENTIN
BERLIN, Sept. 21. A British aeroplane was shot to earth 'west of St.
Quentln by a German aviator, it was officially announced today. The English
pilot was killed and the observer made a prisoner. St. Quentln Is a railway
Junction 35 miles southeast of Arras. In French territory held by the Germans.
225 MINERS ENTOMBED IN ENGLAND; 10 KILLED
NUNEATON, Eng., Sept. 21. Four hundred miners were entombed by an
explosion early today In the pit head of the Exhall colliery. About 175 or
thetri were rescued early this afternoon. The explosion destroyed the cage
apparatus and Instantly killed 10 men. Fire followed the explosion making
rescue work difficult.
BRAZIL THANKS U. S.; FAVORS WILSON POLICY
WASHINGTON, Sept, 21. President Gomci of Brazil has sent a lengthy
cablegram of appreciation to President Wilson expressing tho thanks of tho
Brlzlllan people for the honors paid the Brazilian Minister to Mexico, Senor
Cardoza. and declaring that Brazil stands with the United States for a policy
of "continental pacification."
PENNSYLVANIA AND ERIE RAILROADS DRAWN INTO STRIKE
JERSEY CITY, N. J., Sept. 21. The Pennsylvania and Erie Railroads
were drawn Into the freight handlers' strike today. Seven hundred more men
walked out, bringing the total number of strikers to 2000.
CZAR'S GENERALSHIP CRITICISED BY LONDON TIMES
LONDON, Sept. 21. The Russian Czar has not been so successful In his
army leadership as the deposed Grand Duke, the military critic of tho Times
hints today in discussing the possibility that the Russians In the Vitnu region
may be unable to escaped from Von Hlndcnburgs trap. The Times critic
declares that It was poor strategy for the Slavs to permit German cavalry
to sweep around their flank and seize the railways east of Vilna.
TURKS RUSH REINFORCEMENTS TO DARDANELLES
ATHENS, Sept. 21. The Turks are rushing more reinforcements to the
Dardanelles, expecting a renewal of the Anglo-French offensive. The Thrace
railway Is being used exclusively for their transportation.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 21. President Wilson will see W. J. Bryan at noon
Wednesday it was announced at the White House today.
A. F. OF L. WILL URGE CARRANZA RECOGNITION
WASHINGTON, Sept. 21.The Executive Council of the American Federa
tion of Labor today authorized President Gompers to draft a statement on
behalf of the federation urging the recognition, of the Carranza Government
as ino Kuwiuriiuuve expression oi mo oesi laeais or tne Mexican people for
ZEPPELIN RAIDER'S BODY FOUND IN ENGLAND
LONDON, Sept. 21. One of the crew of one of the Zeppelins that recently
raided London fell or was blown from the airship by shrapnel, according to
the Dally Express, which reported today that the German's body had been
found on English spIL The Express said it has1 also learned, that Doctor
Sticker, commander of one of the largest of the Zeppelins, was missing when
the dirigibles returned to their base.
MUNITIONS-MAKING FIRM GRANTS 8-IIOUR DAY
BALTIMORE, Md., Sept. 21. The demand of the machinist and pattern
makers at the Poole Manufacturing Company for an eighf-hour workaday has
been granted. Until today the men have been working ten hours. The 'plant
started working thre shifts today, running 2 hours a day. The Poole Manu
facturlng Company has a. contract from the Russian army to furnish B0O.O0Q
shells, at a cost of f IS each, x total of $7,500,000. The men threatened to strike,
and to avoid a 1m of, time In the delivery of tUe shells the company oMctels
granted the aherter day.
POP.B INTBHCBDKi pqR INVADKD POLAND
ROMK, Kept, 21,As the occupation of Russian Poland by the Austro-Oer-mans,
bcemt (feme, the actlen of the Pope te attain from the Invaders raeonl'
Uan V te rlf His of the Polas becomes mora lnltent. It U assarted, that much
ajr4y him M4n granted, aaaactally concernln th Cfttheikelergy ami eptoea,
pMT, wfcUe much h jreaala4 iarmr reap fa tfcn JniM. rUn
ana; usaaa at b Nw JSraona Mar to tfca ftj my asta of his graataat tmbi.
m to to hatp Ui ik raaurrckn o Pofcuvd, wkjiatt ha baitevaa WU W ws uf
U mM0 sojertMaas tar tha future af later, kteoa it wi m
puanst sasntaiH aatwaea ana uerntn ana
BALLOTS IN PRIMARY ELECTION
and'strects. Bolow, at left, Colonel Sheldon Potter appears dropping his
Porter is Bhown at the right voting at Haines street and Wayne avenue.
WILL SEE W. J. BRYAN
RUSSIAN ARMY ESCAPES
TEUTON TRAP AT VILNA
Continued from 1'nce One
that the situation at Dvlnsk Is critical.
This fortress forms part of the third line
of Russian defense, tho first nnd second
being, respectively, the Vistula and Bug
forts, nil of which are now In German
Von Hlndenburg has before Iilm three
essential' 'stumbling blocks. The Russian
army, still Intact and orderly, its spirit,
according to all advices, unbroken. Is
yet to be counted with. Then, as the
Austro-Germans advance westward, to
gain full control of the Vllna-Petrograd
road and later of th Brest-Mlnsk-Or-scha
line, they will have to overcome
natural difficulties In tho form of marshes
and forests such na they have not had
to contend with thus far, excepting at
tho Masurian Lakes and conditions at
the Iake3 are simple ns compared with
those along the ground of the future ad
vance. Tho third great hampering ob
ject Is the approach of the cold season.
GERMANS DASH ON MINSK
TO CUT OFF SLAV VILNA ARMY
BERLIN, Sept. 21.
German troops are now moving rapidly
eastward toward 'Minsk, to cut off the
Vllna army of Russia from Its only
means of escape. The General Staff re
ported today that the right wing of
General von Elchhorn's forces had
reached the region east of Llda and
northeast of Novogrudok. These troops
have apparently cut the Llda-Petrograd
railway and are headed for the Vilna
Mlnsk line, over which the Russians are
retreating from Vllna.
The official report also states that
the Dvorzec. and to the south of that
point the Bavarian troops are movlnir
forward with those of General von Elch
horn. iieIVy PRIMARY VOTE
SETTING NEW RECORD
Continued from I'are'One
other years were gained by comparison
of the up-to-the-hour vote with the total
registration and the usual percentage of
the total registration cast in primary
The surprise or the day Is the.vote that
l btX"K S.st aant Thomas ,-Smlth.
the Republican Organization "hSfony".
candidate, on the Republican ballot. Both
Porter and Potter are receiving an un
expectedly large Republican vote esne.
daily in the large Independent wards.
Nearly half of the vote had been cast
before the middle of the afternoon This
was chiefly in the downtown and real!
Sf'te1 Ti"at- ln ,he m OUtricti of
the Northeast and along the Schuylkill
evening. ' """ ' oc,oc
inVnVh-lnt of lec"n fauds poured
Into the officea of the police and the
Committee of Seventy all day Dlrecto?
Porter thla afternoon "aid that h hfd
received Information tha? Organization
workers were marking ballots for voters
ln the lJth division of the 20th Ward or
which Louis J. Hutt irthe' leaded ?'
tatfw11? JT.ph 5,n'" division In the
The Committee of Seventy Is Investlcat.
Ing a complaint that at the po lln"pf,
at d and Arch streets. In tha tth Ward
Organization workers had marked official
ballota outside of the polling place and
were distributing them to voters.
In the 1st division of the nth w.h
of which Edward WPatfon 1. 1 ,, iXdr.
nonresidents were being voted this morn.
., ccdrdl.lIt to a complaint rec?v.nd
by the committee, v ii.iytu
l Oerxnuntdvin and other Independent
warda the Vote came out well .irimr,. t
citizens mM Into the bioThi ta'ft'Trlln
In Director Porter-,, dlv,on, "u. 47th of
the Kd Ward, with a voting placa at
tX West Halne(( street, 40 voif. wj re!
cordad at .: o'clock out of a tptat lll
l.tratlon of 232. Porter's opponent for
?ihnM0Lt.,:'.UvMJB h'ame war
In the IH ylakMi, the poll I r ataoa It
VrhMi la at OermantowiT aTua 3
uZmk? m. t1 !
yraane ltKthOu struts, itjVotS
PORTER BRANDS AS LIE
REPORT HE EJECTED MAN
"Lnnlii N. Ken.fl, of eiermantewn, Is
liar If he made any such statement, ws
Dlrertor rerfer's romment on the story
puhtlxhed In The Tre. thin" morning that
he had J-teil Kenel from m'n
held laot nUht In the WrWld ".thl;
terlsn t'hurrh, tVlnnna street and rlaai
I lime knonn .Mr. Kenofl for yearn
and am nurprlwd that he should make
mien statement," rontlrtned the DlrretoT.
"There In not a word of truth In It. I
.11(1 not attend the meeting. lr. Kenel
topped me on the street yeterdy and
akel me If 1 eonld get him Into the
meetlna. 1 then Went to the Fall of
Orhtiylklll Isat night, nhera I pke at i
renntlns In Krnael's alory, aa puh
INhrit In The l'reaa, the lllreetor ejected
him from a meeting of the "tided llo
emment Insane." Kenael Is qooled as
lng that he got far aa the hslly
o' the rhnrch, hleh l the ehureh that
the lllreetor attend, when the nlreetor
turned him awsy. He then ot In by way
of another entrance l the buildings It
were cast by 10 o'clock out of a total of
HEAVT IN THIRTY-SECOND.
In tho Northeast the voto Is averagn
with the exception of the 32d Ward, where
II Is heavy, owing to a bitter contest be
tween Jerry H. Shaw and William Mlnl
zer. both candidates for Councils'. The
Independent voto was not appreciably af-
mm!mA h. 4ti tntiimnl jathr. t)lnDT In
proportion to the registration.
BIO DOWNTOWN VOTE.
In tho 10th division of the 3Sth Ward
there wore 63 votes cast by 11:30 o'clock
out or 292. In the Uth division of the
same ward the figures were S3 out of 222.
Judging by general Indications and by
the figures given out In 11 divisions of tho
38th, 2tth and 4Sth wards, political ob
servers In South Philadelphia early In
the afternoon predicted the heaviest vote
In six years. In the 10th division of the
36th Ward there were 19 votes up to 11
o'clock. In the last six years this figure
has not been reached until 3 o'clock, and
the bulk of the vote Is cast ln the last
hours, ln the 13th division 40 votes had
been cast at 11 o'clock out of 281 qual
ified and In the lith, 41 out of a possible
ln the 21st Ward the figures ln the 11th
division at 11 o'clock were 46 out of 210.
In tho Tth division there were 29 ballots
recorded out of a tqtal of 197.
LIGHT IN 1ST.
Voting was light In tho 1st Ward dur
ing the early hours. "Watchers In the
13th, 14th, 15th nnd 30th divisions reported
that the Republican candidates were the
favorites. Magistrate George K. Hogg,
tho Organization leader for the word, Is
a candidate for re-election as magistrate.
Voting In the Northeast was com
paratively light. Tho division leaders say
that tho count was not ns heavy as they
expected. They expect the rush tonight,
however, and nrc making every pre
paration for It. Although the majority
of tho voters are voting for Smith nnd
tho Organization, they openly express
their approval of Porter, saying that,
next to Smith, they would Ilka to see
him Mayor. They say he would make a
better opponent than Potter. The II. C.
Stone Men's Club Is also the topic of
general discussion for Its reported move
Voting was very light during the early
hours today ln the 6th. 11th. 13th, 14th
and 20th Wards. Republican division
workers declared that this was due tc
the rain this morning, but eay that they
expect nearly all of fhose registered to
vote before nightfall. In the first division
of thu 14th Ward S3 ballots wero cast up
to noon out of about 200 registered. In
the 7th division of the 10th Ward the
rate was a little better and about 60 votes
were cast, as against 190 registered.
In the, ;39thWrd. One pf thjs. original
Vare wards, ln the southeast, the Organi
sation division leaders said they were net
ting out a "good, medium vote." Though
It was "medium" in size, "they Intimated
that It was "well done" ln quality from
an Orgahlzatlon viewpoint.' "It's all for
Smith," the leaders s.ald.
IN WEST PHILADELPHIA.
In West Philadelphia there were some
record-breaking figures. The 19th division
of the 24th Ward (39th street and Havcr-
rora avenue) put out the largest division
voto of the. city up to 11 o'clock. There
were no less than 225 votes cast at that
time out of a total of 323. In the 20th
division of this ward (39th street and
Lancaster avenue) 81 votes had been
cast at 11:10 o'clock out of 301 registered.
In the 8th division the figures were 63
out of 231, at about that time.
There was a discouraging Indication
for the Independents in the 30th division
of tho 4Cth Ward, 47th and Locust streets.
At 11:45 o'clock 95 votes had been cast
out of 334. Of these about 90 per cent,
were Republican, although In the last
election the Independents cast about 70
per cent, of the total vote there. Great
efforts were made to get the Independ
ents to the polls.
In the 4th division of the 27th Ward.
38th and Market atreets, 63 votes had
been cast, at 11:30 o'clock out of 1S1 reg
istered. In the 11th division, 42d nnd
Market atreets, the figures were S3 out
of 290, and ln the 14th division, 43d and
Locust streets, 83 out of 282.,
today to prevent fraud and intlmldatldn.
The police were notified early this morn
ing that Information had come to Direc
tor Porter of the intention of Organlza
tlon workers ln several downtown wards
to Intimidate naturalized cltlzena at the
polls by offering to mark their ballots
The Director Issued orders to, the police to
see to it that every voter gets a squaro
Nearly 100 warrants for alleged false
registration have been placed In the hands
of detectives, who are watching the polls
today, nnd should the men attempt to
vote they will be arrested. The Commit
tee of Seventy swore out the warrants
after a careful Investigation of the regis
rnmV?V.f ww, Common Councilman
from the. S2d Ward, apparently Is having
an easy time winning the nomination for
re-electlon from William Mlntzer the
McNlchol candidate. In a factional fight
that Is stirring up that ward today.
Bhaw has the support, of tne Vares, who
are seeking to overthrow Walter Steven
son. the ward leader, who Is a McNlchol
follower. The other candidate for the
?HPwnC.f n noTmlnB10" fr Common Coun
bothYaS. LeW'''' h" ,h Upport
In the 25th "Ward, where the greatest
amount of polling 'was reported eariv
Smith was a favorite, if, the th and
33d Wards Porter and Potter led In $
4lt Ward, which- Include. Fox Chase
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MOTHER JONES DEFENDS
J. D. ItOCKBFELlER. JR.
Veteran Leader Sy8 Magnate'
Viewpoint Is at Fault
AKRON, O., Sept. L-"Mother" Jon
on whose suggestion John D. Hockef.n.:
Is In Co orado, today frownea.Ji "the' m
poaes plan of the United Mine Tw.EI
"Mother" Jonas .steeaad In Akron l&
i day on , htr( way tiH Cleve&ad t&
"Warren, where she conducts , . Vatatt
mr.M-mMtlnt; aaMt the cwvlctlenrS
John, R. Uwson., CtrtateVlabrii?
on a murder: cbre, ' ' ''
" don't held Rockefeller rBo.ihU
aa a personality for the terrifcffS7
ttoas," oala "Mother" jla"n tThu
llewpolnt that Is at fault U '
cnUoa, J IsJtWva, ha it tt hi
can riaa abara tha bJaa-ffl J9 &JL f
and aoonowla leachea gut wrJaund ftiC
ha Is st i on ebous to do tb"'
VARE AND M'MCHOL
MEN IN FIERCE FIGHT
OVER COURT PLACE!
Factions at Ench Other'!
Throats in Judiciary Contest
RYAN LEADS BATTLE
City Solicitor nnd Judge Dougherty
uiicr oiruiiKcsi uiiiosiuon 10 yl
The Vare and McNlchol factions of the
Republican Organization are at each
other's throats today. In a. bitter fight to
nominate the candidates for Judge of the
The Vare forces, assisted by several In
dividual ward leaders, are backing George
McCurdy, president of Common Council,
while the McNlchol followers are all vot
ing for Judge Morris Pallett, the Incum
bent. Orders went out to the two camps late
last night. In their fight to nominate
McCurdy, the Vares have lined up with
them David II. Lane, David Martin and
Edward W. Patton, besides all of their
own ward leaders, except Henry J.
Trainer, of the 3d Ward, who Is support
Ing Dallett. With this strength behind
him, McCurdy should carry South Phila
delphia, "West Philadelphia and the north
east, and Is expected to have a decided
plurality over Dallett.
The Vares and other leaders who are
supporting McCurdy are doing so be
cause they had pledged lilm their sup
port when tho Organization lenders de
cided to back McCurdy and, at "Dave"
line's request, threw down Judge Dal
lett. Strong pressure has been brought
to hear on Judge Dallett'a "behalf, how
ever, and caused McNlchol finally to sup
The names of all the Judiciary candi
dates for the Superior Court, the Com
mon Pleas Courts, the Orphans' Court
and tho Municipal Court are printed upon
a separate primary election ballot, known
as the "nonpartisan" ballot, for today's
election. The election law provides that
any Judicial candidate who nt the primary
receives more than 60 per cent, of the
total vote cast for the office he seeks
shall be declared elected and will not need
to appear on the ballot nt the regular
Interest In the Judicial fight today cen
tres chiefly about the contest for the two
places ln the Common Pleas Court No. 2,
and that for judge of the Orphans' Court
In spltn of the nonpartisan law, designed
to take the judiciary election out of
party politics, the Republican Organiza
tion has "slated" Joseph P. Rogers and '
Henry N. Wessel for the two vacancies ln
Common Pleas Court No. 2.
FOURTEEN SEEK TWO rLACER
There are 14 candidates In nil running
for these two places. Of these, however.
It Is excepted that City Solicitor Mlchal
J. Ryan and present Associate Judge D
Webster Dougherty will offer the strong
est opposition to the slated candidates.
It Is also expected that Frederick S.
Drake and Joseph W. Gross will poll a
largo vote. The other candidates for
theso places are Edwin M. Abbott, Rob
ert F. Bonner, Francis S. Clark, Emanuel
Kline, Evan B. Lewis, Joshua Rogers
Serfnss, Horace Stern nnd Harry A.
In Common Pleas Court No. 1 the nom
ination of present Judge William IJ. Shoe
maker, who was recently appointed by
Governor nrumbaugh. Is virtually nS
surcd. Other candidates for this place Are
A. J. Margolin and Edward D. Mitchell
EASY FOR FINLETTER.
Judge Thomas D. Klnletter Is expected
to be elected to succeed himself In Com
mon Plens Court No. 4. Ii "-ilv
one candidate opposing Judge FInletter
Iouls Wittenberg It Is believed that
Judge FInletter will receive more ih'w M
per cent, of the votes cast at today's
While there are eight candidates fomne
vncancy In the Municipal Court, It IS be
lieved that Judge Raymond MaeNellle
will lead by n large majority. The other
candidates are Patrick P. Conway. S.
Walter Foulkrod, Lawrence C. Hickman,
Harvey McCourt, Herman T. Mattman,
Henry John Nelson and William C
The three candidates who are ftv.-ed
to lead for the Superior Court are pres
ent J.ud;ce Benedict Head, of Wet,tnore
land County: present Judge Georst' B.
Orlndy, of Huntingdon County, and J.
Henry Williams, of this city, The other
cnndldates are Stephen Howard Huselfon,
Charks Palmer nnd William D. Wallace,
who Is making a vigorous contest against
J. Henry "Williams.
COURT HALTS DECISION
Final Opinion in Street Paving Case
Decision was reserved today by Judges 4
"""l", -urr ana 1'inieiier in a sun
Instituted to determine the liability of the
Rapid Transit Company for the paving
The legal action, begun by the trolley
COmiUnV nnrl thu mnnti.tnnllli. ..fara
w bwv.i piivma as were puveu uy con
tractors, under an ngrccment that they
would be kept In proper condition for
nvo years after the completion of the
work. The court was asked for a verdict
for 119X72. to be awarded to the city. This
amount represents part of the cost of re
pairing 10th street from Pike to Luzerne
and Luzerne street from 10th to Old York
tn a.triH .Im.I. n .
Burglar Alarm Rang in Time
The sudden and mysterious ringing of a
burglar alarm in a jewelry store at 331
South street resulted early today In the
capture of William Mason, a negro, whd
had broken Into a house at 331 Lombard
street, nearby. Policeman Hacan, of the
ilth and Delancey streets station, run
ning to answer the burglar alarm, heard
crlos from the house on Lombard street
and found Mason wrestling on the door
step with Joseph Rush, of 6th and Lorn
bcrd streets, who had been attracted by
cries. Mason was held without ball today
by Magistrate Harrlgan at the 3d an
Delancey atreeta police station.
Mother Fears for Son
The police were asked today to search
for George T. Selb, 17 years old, of 1S04
Tioga street. His mother said the boy
has been rntaeing since Se.ptepiber !, She
said that three other boys disappeared
with him. They were George Qrungell. 1$.
years old. SD5S North Falrhlll street;
Louis Stevens, 16, uth and Alrdrie
streets, and Ernest Wallace. 18, of Oer
mantown avenue and York, street. "
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