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EVENING EEDGEE-PHirADELPHlA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1915;
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P . i. the second of n series "f 'n
I'fnJ1", it Tlionuu II. Smith, con
I H ,,r".'.1 nl.n, lor the ndmlntstra-
L. rlnconiplcte Inspection of mippllos,
ifi", UBe' will be the nrst targets of
T Director of tho Department nt
51iij. Joseph S Macl-aughlln. The
STLiM by Mnyor-ctect Thomas n.
!? . heal this Important branch of
Wl"1 r. far llin nnt fnlir
?dtT' gove"1""-" . - --- ----
& today outlined his plans for tho
tit of tne !" -
v- . 1.1a frtrmnr nnnnnn-
Lmir becauto ... -
!Wu"" . .il..l,r of ttm rlxnarf.
IIISSW""' u...v. -.-
F!L i- U to Klvo a progressive, ceo-
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li nd business-like administration
Bremen . - n ij r
EtfLrhlln. "In common with tho
tiTmembers of the new caoinei, 1 do
1 . Xt this admlnlstratlon.hns a golden
SrfMltJ 'to make Philadelphia, a bet
PC0"0.;' ...nnno a modern eltv that
Xt be i IsBSlm? hchlnd others In any-
rf Is a little ainicuii " uunuie pimm
tii department before actually tak-
"?. V... mm lint I know of It I
PJ&tkr that two of tho most Impor
t necessities are a meaBuro to ox
jltsthe handling of small accounts and
fetter system of Inspection.
WANTS QUANTITY AND QUALITY.
SL i-i...f in trlvn ntrlet attention to
K. inspection of supplies, to sco that
mot. Mr .....i. ......111. .....I niinnllh.
City fi"Wl PflUI UIIIJ UIIU MCH.HW
En drawn specifications may be, If sup
KtlM M not furnished In accordance
Efti thenl. tho cltV ls bound to bo lm
End on In these two respects. Nothing
jutroys open competition so quickly as
lack or rigid inspection.
. i- klMia fTiaf TiTifn n. rnntrnrtor
sJllT6S the Inspection wlU not bo thor-
i. -..A vlHlnnt. hn mnv bid below a
Ejr price In order to get tho contract
El endeavor later to make his profit by
Ejjng to deliver quality and quantity.
Kl(a the trade sees n. contract go at a
Krloe that It knows Is below tho market
E& Diner couiru;iors wiliiutuv irum
MiUInf and comnctltlon ls destroyed.
niMmiiM) of this I believe the De-
ftutment of Supplies needs a. larger
Kgrps of Inspectors. Just how large an
KcniM In tho present forco will be
Ejcesrory I would not caro to say until
KUve taken charge."
WfLIi UnOB CKANQES.
Tis matter of doing away with red
tpa In the small accounts of tho Depart
Eat li looked upon by tho now Director
cm of the mOBt Important tasks he
bdn;. This will bo a matter for
Bffblitlro action, and he probably will
Kick a bill to bring about the desired
It m pointed out by sir. AiacXAUgmm
that under tho present laws It la lm-
Hi9le for any holder of a big publlo
to run that omco In exactly tho
nay ho would run a prlvato
kftbui. Certain methods of meeting
etrtiln contingencies are prescribed by
Uw. Tho,. office holder has no
Htkirtty to do otherwise.
a w case of small accounts, this
fcetcs that It costs tbo Department of
hjtlltJ Just as much In ofllco expenses
BW PO worth of meat as It does to
Bh$l a contract for a half million dollars.
Tfcit Is more Important, It means an
aenno'us wasto of tlmo every week.
iThere are measures that can bo
wat to tho attention of tho Leglsla-
PbW said Itr. MacLaughlln, "to expe-
ssaii Dusiness matters, as tne worK
HOT crjndURtil flmnll plnlmn miiRf m
Krngh the lame procedure as the larg
tt contracts. This has. In the past,
Bright the department In for severe
elUdtm from many merchants not fa
mHUi xlth the legal conditions surround-
10 OVERCOME DELAYS.
iV the Ledslature iHvas thn rtlrfrtnr
PMer discretion In these matters many
tfthus delays can bo overcome. Tho
olt would bo beneficial not only for
i nercnanis rmt also for tho city, as
Would save monev for thft dnftrtmnr.
fed ifould enable tho expeditious han
PI cf the dty'n business In that de-
ilr, llaolaurhlln. llkn thn rnt nt lh
set, juts himself on record as "thor
"Puy la accord with tho policies set
Ptt by Mayor-elect Smith." He be-
JJJt tne now Mayor haB picked out a
fcet that should nr-rnmntlnh irrpnt
rj' la his opinion, the new directors
Ptjiwlted In every way to work to-
fSr tiro yearn lindAl trt rtrnt nA-
Wrtratlon Mr, MacLaughlln was assist.
awwr ot the Department of Sup
! H also was assistant director of
Department nt Thihiii "nrntm ti.A.
Keyburn administration, und l fnmii.
X1U elty affairs. He Is a lawyer.
vmuuiea irom tne university of
i-7muua, ana was admitted to the
H 1335. He haa been assistant Dark
and assistant city solicitor.
Manufacturer of ShlrU, Gowns, Pajamas. Etc.
Importer of Uudexncar, Hosiery, Glovcn, Cravats
JOSEPH S. MAC LAUGHLIN
UPPER WISSAHICKON MAY
NOT BE OPENED TO AUTOS
Plan to Use tho Sugar Loaf Road to
It Is expected that at a meeting of tho
Falrmount Park Commission lato this
afternoon Theodore Justice will offer a
resolution ratling for a survey and an
estimate of the cost of opening Sugar
Loaf road to obviate any necessity for
the opening of Upper Wlssahlckon drlvo
to automobile. The two roadways tra
verse practically the samo section, and It
Is said that the Sugar Loaf road would
answer the purpose of automobiles In
that Bectlon of the city.
Tho question of opening the Upper Wls
sahlckon drive, which has aroused so
much adverse comment from persons and
associations anxious to preserve tho nnt
ural beauties of tho drivoway, can only
bo raised through n discussion of tho pro
tests received during tho month.
Jesse Vodgcs, chief engineer of the
Park, and tho" official Instructed to make
a survey of tho drive, together with nn
cstlmato of tho cost of tho change, has
not completed his work, and If nny re
port on tho subject is mado It will bo a
tentative ono and not one that could be
acted upon at this time.
TILEFISH GAINS FAVOR
Dealers in Seafood Roport Increas
ing Popular Demand
Tho tllcflsh ls becoming a popular fish
In Philadelphia, according to tho testi
mony of dealers In seafood In tho Read
ing Terminal Market, who say they have
hnd qulto a largo demand for tho fish
of late. The tllellsh has been on sale
In tho Reading Terminal Market for tho
The Commissioner of Fisheries at
Washington has been boosting tho tllo
flsh of late, and has been praising Its
edible qualities. The tlleflsh ls known
scientifically as the lopholatllua chamac
leontlceps, but in order to buy some of
tho meat It Is not necessary to know
tho scientific name.
Tho tllcflsh was thought to have been
exterminated, and It ls only recently that
the Commissioner of Fisheries has de
termined that they had "come back" In
sufficiently large numbers to be of com
- The Very Thing "
$6 to $65
$1 to $12
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WANT TO KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT
PHILADELPHIA? ASK E. J. GATTEL
He Will Be Retained as City
Statistician by Mnyor-elect
This Is E. J. Cattell's birthday annl-
Nobody knows how old he Is excopt Mr.
Cattcll himself, anil ho admits that he
Isn't quite sure. In fact, nobody cares
how old ho Is In years, because Cattell
the man and the personality is so young
that his tlmo on earth ls seldom re
It may be necessary lo assume' that
there are In Philadelphia a few Individ
uals n hd have never heard or seen or
read about htm. It Is, therefore, here
explained that Edward James Cattcll Is
city statistician. But that title Is so In
adequate as to bo almost useless. Mr.
Cattcll Is a statistician nnd some people
believe ho Is ono of the best In the coun
try, but he exercises many functions of
ficially and otherwise, through which he
Is known throughout Philadelphia and
tho rest of the United States.
Not the least Important Is hli record
as ono of tho host amateur baseball
players In Philadelphia. In the summer
ho playB at loaat onco a week, and when
ever a bushiest association needs n team
that will nich a champion from another
beloved but envied association Cattell Is
elected an honornry member Tho next
step Is to make him captain of the base
ball team It has been Bald that Cattell
haa played In games In which he has not
mado n homo run, but If there wero such
real Instances they have been proverbially
few and far between.
HAS SPOKISN AT 5000 BANQUETS
The role In which he li moit widely
known Is that of after-dinner speaker.
In tho Inst 10 yeirs ho has spoken nt
tOOO banquets In all parts of tho United
States, England and Prance.
As he was cutting His birthday cake at
tho Bellovuc-Stratford Hotel today, ho
"I have been making speeches over
since I was a boy a hundred ears ago.
I have even been known to talk In my
sleep. Sometimes tho audiences have
been tolerant and sometimes Indulgent,
but In less charitable circle they have
proven tho efllcacj of carrots for other
than eating purposes by actual demon
stration." The fact Is that Edward James Cattell
ho refuses to be called Doctor Cattcll
In spite of tho fact that at least a half
do7en universities have given him tho
right Is ono of tho most enthusiastically
applauded orators In America. At moro
than one banquet ho has been carried
about on the shoulders of the diners, like
a football hero after a Thanksgiving Day
contest. To enumerate all of tho
organizations that havo elected him
honorary member after hearing 1dm
speak would bo a usurpation of space
Introducing Our Mev?
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Selected Styles for Winter are now
being displaced in our windows
varied and unusually attractive models
and many exclusive novelties.
Among those of special Interest It
this exquisite pattern rvhich may be
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Black Glace Kid, $6.50
Bronze, Blue, Pearl or
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1 Put a smile in your
I 'holiday buying!
E It isnJt alone the tiresome rush and h
H bustle of down-town: it's the saving of
H time and trouble which makes the Bell
Telephone the way to shop,
You've a gift list daily newspapers
and your telephone directory will give you
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the circle for early and easybuying!
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Use the Bell
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photo by OutcJtunst.
"HOW OLD IS E. J 7"
In tho news column that should bo do
voted to tho European War.
It may be sufficient to Bay that if you
want lo know anything about Philadel
phia that Is worth whllo knowing, you
can consult Edward James Cattcll, In
his ofllce on the second floor of City
Hall, that If ou belong to a Sunday
school, a commercial organization, havo
ever nttcndrd commencement exercises
or dedication ceremonies nnd don't know
Edward James Cattell. your education li
lacking ns much ns If ou wcro nover
enrolled In a primary school
Cattcll physically Is as much a marvel
as Cattcll mentally HI ruddy faco and
white beard would mnko him a graceful
flguro In nny .ballroom or nt nnv ofllclal
reception In Washington. Ho has nover
declined nn Invitation to mako an ad
dress lieemiso of ill health. Ho has never
denied himself n single meal becauso
of indigestion, and he has never failed
to ent at least somo part of a dinner
nt which he has been a speaker.
Unllko many men of prominence, ho
docs not attrlbuto his health to careful
self-discipline Ho refuses to hold him-
nmmat wmWmMM BginHili!
!o: I J I illfll llin I TTM U Bwfpfl bsBbsiH IbMP.9M II I I
p I Ml WBIIII
M J r M ill W --- iW fit wmt
self up as a model for youth to follow,
and admits that he Is a heavy smoker,
that he sometimes smokes more than Is
good for him, and that moro than onco
he haa eaten mince pis before retiring.
It ls so with his personality. It would
be Impossible to desverlbe him thoroughly
and definitely. Ho Is so versatile In his
talents and has a nature that ls so
variant and adaptable that to call him
ono thing or characterize him in any ono
way would be to misrepresent him. If
he Y anything moro than another he Is
Edward James Cattell, optimist extraor
dinary. He will be retained as statistician by
Mayor-elect Smith for the noxt four
years. Mr, Smith made an announcement
to that effect yeetorday, declaring that
ho had "been an asset to tho Blanken
burg administration and I want him to be
an asset of mine."
FINDS WIFE DEAD ON FLOOR
Asthma Victim's Lifeless Body Dis
covered in Gas-Fillod
Mrs. Minnie Sloan, for 15 years a suf
ferer from asthma, was found dead on
the floor of the bathroom of her home,
!U6 North 11th street, early today Tho
room was filled with gas when her hus
band, John Sloan, a plumber, broke down
tho door. They had been out walking
last night, nnd Mrs. Sloan was In good
spirits when thoy retired at 11 o'clock
Mrs Sloan had said nothing about sut
clilo, although in the psst she had often
complained that tho suffering from her
chronic Illness mado llfo Unbearable. At
.1 o'clock this morning hor husband miss
ed her and searched tho house. He no
ticed tho odor of gas nnd suspected that
It came from the bathroom Ills wlfo
had been dead sovcral hours
Six Strike Pickets Arrested
Six persons stationed at tho Roienau
Brothers' shir tw all t factory. Id street be
low Market, as pickets during tho strike
which haa been called at that plant, have
been arrested accused of raising a dis
turbance, nnd are held In ball for further
hearing. Thej aro Mary Blltzensreln.
Cecelia Rubenstcln, Elizabeth Rartoo.
Clara Golden, Isaac Cardrich and Ben
jamin Rubinstein Tho arrests wcro mado
last night nnd preliminary hearings wero
given tho prisoners at the night court.
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NOW "BILLY" IS BACK!
Bikod It to Railway, N. J. Rend
Fourteen-year-old "Billy" Framley
wanted to go to Now York. Not to eo
Broadway this he stoutly denies but to
visit friends. So, without saying anything;
to his relatives, he left his home on Tas
ker street above 7th. Ho hired a bloycle
and was ferried over to Camden. That
Today he was brought to this city from
Railway, New Jersey, which Is about IS
miles from Newark nnd 20 miles' from
New Tork. Ho faced Henry P. Richard
son, superintendent of tho Houso of De
tention, rnther shamefacedly. He de
clared that he didn't caro a hang about
seeing his friends In Ootham, and pleaded
to bo allowed to remain forever at home.
He said that ho "blked" from Camden
to tlurllngton, from there to Trenton, and
thence to Railway. When almost within
sight of his goal ho was arrested by sus
picious constables nt the last place. He
slept at farmhouses the two nights he
was on tho road He admitted that he
had attempted to reach Now Tork once
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Will Organlre Arms Workers
BCRANTON, Pit, Dec. 8. Announcing
that ho came to this city solely to or
ganize the machinists employed tn tha
plants making munitions Charles Sehl, of
Washington, arrived In town this morn
Ing. None but tho men employed In tho
six factories engaged In making war
supplies aro to bo visited according to
Sehl, who declares that he simply wants
to strengthen the union.
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