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EVENING LEDGER-PHILADELPHIA FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1915:
DELAWARE CANAL BILL
J. Hampton Moore and Others
Present Arguments for Its
Acquisition by the
- . - i-ff fnrrrtnondcnl
f WASHINGTON. toc to. - Phltmlclpliln
V . ,n mo Brcntly .ltsnppolnted
ST imot unilewlniHl the nctlon of Bee-
",, Daniels in rorusuiB 10 ." "
' f ihi bntllenhlps to the Phllndel-
f . . Mr. Dnnlela hits salil prlvntc
T J uubllcly that .me of tl.c two drrml-
Lm authorize! lv tho Inst CoPBrcsa
VMia be b""1 nt l,Mlnlcl,h,n' nntl mo,,c-v
.u i. inkcri out of the ninount nppro-
vrlN for the battleships to equip the
Cd1hraJhnt the A-lmlnlMratlon
'data politics Is now freely mnile. Aiml
Sl the bUls shows philnly that .Metre
"-Daniel could cnsll) have nwnnlcil
-ShM to l'lillndclphla. The Phltndulplilii
rfM the loot bidder: Its bid uns
?l(l f the JI.OWM now estimated
Mbi n'eccmnry to equip that yard wcic
Med to the lihl. H would not exceed
1m limit Htcd by CoiiKress for build
K one of the biitlleshlps-7,M,0C0.
Secretory Daniels, naked ns to this,
'.M Ihnt the Mnro Island yard was bct-
J equipped and that Its bid of $7.m,W
' indcd the cost of equipment. Ho dc
S1 most vigorously that bo had played
Millies and asserted that Philadelphia
is In a better position nou than before.
'I will recommend to ConRiess an np
eroprlatloii of Jl.OOO.OW to etpilp the Phil
lohla yard ' lie said. 'Then Phllu
JflDhln will be In n position to build
one of Ihe battleships authorized by the
-Do you think that ConKress, tinder
iin.t flvtmiiiipq. with the Dem
tcraU already balking at proposed new
tiiw, will agree to equip three Govern
ment yards?" he was asked.
Certainly. It will bo necessary to
kolld In Government yards three of the
Battleships proposed In the piesent pio-
Ttie Inconsistency of Secretary Dan
Ids' action Is seen when It Is slated that
ill the armor plate and all the steel will
be made for these battleships In Penn
ijlvanln. The armor plate and much of
tie steel will be manufactured In Pitts
kursh, while other steel parts must be
manufactured nt Coatesvllle and Chester,
li Arms In those places are the lowest
bidders. These bids will be nwarded to
jljr or tomorrow In other words, fully
(M.000,000 will be expended In Pennsyl
Tinla for armor plate and steel that
till go Into these ships, and this must
be transported to Hiooklyn and the Pa
Representative V S. Vnrc, who an
nounced In man Interviews that Sec
retary Daniels had pi utilised to equip
League Island to build one of those bat
tleihlp. was not here today to explain
Ihe developments which left tho Phila
delphia Yard without such equipment.
Representative .1 Hampton Moore said:
"Secretary Daniels hns submitted .in
jailmate to extend the ship ways at the
Philadelphia Yard for the construction
of a battleship, and Is. I understand, ur?
bs Consiess to make the necessary ap
propriation to complete the ways, so that
I battleship enn be built In Philadelphia"
Mr. Moore declined to enter Into a dla
cqwlon of the controversy.
Clarke Wins From Drennan
SCIUNTO.V. Pa . Dec I". -Jack CLirke, of
Fill niter, dvreniril Kno knut llrrnmin. or
iurito, iIm 10 rnunilx In re List nlglit. Clark'1
m the j-acu frum the tart nail ni tho llnMi
Breniun s rlu'tl eye witi cloapU nnd his face
JCA1N THROWS DOWN
LEAGUE ISLAND YARD
L. Qnfrl Privately and Pub-
! jicly That One of Two
Be Built Here
aV HE PLAYED POLITICS I NO "PORK" IN PROJECT
flu n Staff rorrrioit(lfiit
WA8I1INOTO.V, Dec. lO.-Mombcrs of
the House Itlvers nnd Harbors Committee
today were urged to report fnvornbtv an
appropriation for Kedernl acquisition of
the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal.
I Hfprescntntlve .1. Hampton Moore, of
I Philadelphia; ttcprescntntlve Charles A.
Iitnthlcum, of Haltlmorc, nnd other olh
cers of the Atlantic- Deeper Waterways
Association, appeared nt the hearing be
fore the committee to show thnt until tho
Government takes over privately owned
waterways It never will be possible to
develop properly tht Interconstnl chnln.
"The Chesapeake and Delaware Canal,"
said Mr. Moore, "Is dolus l.ooo.ooo tons of
business annually under the most ndverso
condition. That watcrwa Is now n
relic of nutlqtilty. If the Oovcrnmcnt
should take It uvcr, widen nnd deepen It,
freight rotes would be lowered, because
the present liarRes could carry ki eater
cargoes w-lth the same crews."
'Ale you sure," nsked Representative
Charles I'. Iloohct, of Missouri, "that
there Is no 'pork' In this pioject?"
Mr. Jlooher Is vcr.i bitter because the
army ennlnrem have icp-irtcd iiKiilnst
continuing the Impiovenienti undertaken
nlonR the Missouri Itiier.
"I nm sure," rcpllctl Mr Mooip. "that
II the pork-b.it rel experts should ro over
this proposition with a llne-toothcd comb
they could not find n truce of pot!..-'
PATHIOTISM AND I'oitK.
"A distinguished member of tho House,
speaking before this committee yesterday
said any appropriation for livers and
harbors east of the Allegheny Mountains
Is patriotic, but that any for waterways
west of the mountains Is pork," said Mr,
"The papers of ur city have been
crlnn 'pork,' so I wont to know what
pork It. What Is your dcllnltlon of
poik?" Mr. Moote was asked.
"Pork," replied Mr Moore Kood-natur-edlj,
"Is not what you net, but what tho
other fellow gets. I know that JuiIko
Hoohcr feels keenly about the Missouri
Illver situation, but most of us Unci out
nfter a few ears' service In Congress
that we get alotnr better by co-opcrntion
tlinn by assault."
Ilcprosentntle Moore quoted from
statements made by Sccictary of the
Navy Daniels nnd Secretary of War Oar
rlson to show that those Cabinet olllcers
favor the development of the Intercoastnl
chnln because of the military and
strategic advantages that would be given
In time of wnr. Mr. Mooic said, how over,
that lu his opinion the House Itlvers and
Harbors Committee should not turn tho
proposed development over to the Naval
PUO.Ii:CT A COMMKIICIAL OXK.
"We ate not In favor," soltl Chairman
Kparkmnn of the Itlvers uud Harbors
Committee, "of relegatlnr the Impiove
ment of nny waterway to another com
mittee unless the chief use of It would be
by the Navy. This proposed Improve
ments Is more important from a com
mercial than a military standpoint."
Wilfred H. Schorr, or Philadelphia,
secretarv-treasurer ot tho Atlantic Deeper
Waterways Association, told the com
mltec or tho expenditures being made by
the city or Philadelphia, nnd asked Tor
co-operation liv the Kedernl Government
in ielnplni; water tiansportatlon
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Oil Lamps nt 25c to- 75c
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I'lca.e mdJ me catalogue uf Mctor
P U 10-12-13
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Assorted Mixtures. 25c lb. 5 lbs. $1.00
Clear Toys ,15c lb.
Xmas Novelties and Favors 5c to $1.00
Dress Suit Cases (filled with Choc. Nonpareils) 10c ca.
.'15c Chocolate Coated Almonds 25c box
75c Snellenburg's Parfait Chocolates 49c lb.
25c Chocolates, for today only 20c lb.
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Help You Save Money on Christmas
Gifts, Boxed, If You Say So
$:i.00 and $3.50 Neckwear $1.G5
50c and fioc Neckwear ,39c
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Silk Front Shirts $1.50
Percale Shirts 75c to $2.00
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Outing Flannel Night Shirts 50c to $1.00
Silk Mufflers $3.00 to $10.00
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Shirts 50c to $2.65
Outing Flannel Pajamas 75c to $1.25
Outing Flannel Night Shirts 50c, 75c and 85c
Cotton Pajamas 75c and $1.00
Muslin Night Shirts 50c
Silk Four-in-Hands 25c and 50c
Knitted Four-in-Hands 25c
Belts, boxed 25c and 50c
Suspenders, boxed 25c and 50c
Windsor Ties 25c and 50c
Peter Thompson Tics 50c and 75c
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75c Values at 50c
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