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CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
ALUMNI URGE COURSE
IN MILITARY SCIENCE
Letter to Board of Educntion
Says Duty of Citizens Is to
Prepare Youth for De
fense of Country
OFFER TO START FUND
Military training for students of the
Central High School Is a suggestion made
In n letter to tho Nonrct of Kducatlon
from tho S21 graduating claRS anil dis
cussed at tho monthly meeting of tho
Tho letter Is the result of nctloii taken
at a meeting of alumni and brings forth
tho fact that old graduates Interested In
tho welfare of tho school bellevo that
military training would be beneficial If
Introduced at Central High.
The letter in part Is as follows:
"A systematic training of the physi
cal body goes hand In hand with the
mornl nnd mental development of our
youth, and any force whleh has to ln
with the principles of discipline, obedi
ence nnd rcspert for law and ordei
must make for the betterment of the
human race The responsibility which
the individual owes to bin State nnd
country should bo tocognlzed. A duty
which we owe to ourselves and future
generations Is that our youth should
bo trained along lines of general elll
clcncy nnd preparedness to meet the
problems In every department of
"Wo need not only Industrial, but
military efficiency If wc arc to be pre
pared to meet successfully the com
petition which awaits us In our rela
tions with the lending nations of tho
world Ono of the alumni of the Cen
tral High School, Dr. Joseph l.cldy,
Is prepared to bo ono of 100 to sub
scribe $1000 for the purpose of raising
a fund, the Interest of whleh Is to be
used to defray the expense of Intro
ducing such a course under the direc
tion of olllccrs of the United States
Tho matter was referred to tho Com
mittee on Higher Schools.
TJpon recommendation of the Commit
tees on Normal School, High School for
Olrls and Qunllllcatlon of Teachers, tho
board granted certificates of qualification
to teach In tho public schools to the fol
lowing1 graduates of tho Philadelphia
T.llllan T. Adams
IMIth M Alhrrtaon
Marguerite T. AmrhclnMlrlnm C Killv
Atrfn M Atinlrlnpn Vprnlllril l lv(llv
Ultima II I.. Apnleicale'yitrmrlrie kcmieily
lUnnabello Arnold Minnie . Mrnrlike
0. Lillian Itncsnlcr norothy n KoVe
Mtcrno N mum Ann i I:. Krcnicr
Kllen Dlllfl !sr;hTr,Kr,,"l3'J! i
Florence M. Hlnns '.-.""i'.'V ivrlobol
Myrtle Dlniilston l?j'rLAMt-T,,r',t
Ritfffin J II Tlnrntnv M. .nz
Illumcnauer Margaret II. Louuliran
Mlnrole a "firautlgam "'lni VffiffVe
ti.t.n Vc ii.iKn.ll Unrntln V Mrlanaln
riinin'. iivilS I'Tanrw n. M-Klnncy
?iV-Jti r-niffi!Sr M"rv C Mc.Vnmeo
3Iary It. I niiiweu .. .. Mucin
&& M "P?i "ina M. Mat the s
t-nirCfr.,1!1; WITJI meaner tl. Maxwell
Elizabeth It Carson titnn i.rrv
Kllcn deary liVelynK Miller
Margitprltn 11 Cornier MarleV Mooney
ITIicllIa V Connolly A ; xrev
.fiaruh i M. Cm-land iiVum, fl. ilmtrr
Annetta II rulitierley Anna T. O'llrlen
Dorothy .VI. nmlfldnn Mary A. O'Connor
Oertrudo M ltawtnn H. A. onpenhclmrr
Kdna M. Deck Helm. T. Pntleraoii
Ellen O. Diamond M.trlo .1, l'i rl
Wllln n. Doilco Marlon I., Plrkrtt
Pauline Douaiicrty AnVlaMt. u Witt
Helen Drabble I-ellila i: Potior
Anna A Duff. Florence t. Frmell
Lillian Duncan Maraiirpt M. nnrmiav
Daisy T. DunknlbfrKor Hilda Kauenbcrair
Catherine M. Durham Mnrunret T. Itc.irdon
Marjorle Hmbcry Aencs .1. Iti-eil
Anna Bnnrtt Helen II, Heirrnvilcr
Mabel O. nvilnit lEa I llementer
i:lcnnor It Fallaim J;"."nlP Itoberts
.Icannette A. Farley ';"'"" ''?, ...
fman Flrrman Mnrenr; I., ttohmehl
Florence D. FltipatrlckjV""1 K. hehnelder
Kathryn V. Forsltr J lorenrn hrhiieMer
Dorothy A (Une ,,".rlih'1 '' M!Vi.
Miriam K. Deist '" ': !lm, ', ,,,.
Ethel Cclgpr Mjrtle I.. Si Uthall
iSoro hv .' Ollmour ."" ' J""'
nna. riintNtin Alice J, street
Irene FOrrVn IIIlMbelli II Sullivan
Kith M llull?k Florence K. Tnunor
fftSf" I'krberto lVa'rl'a?,nnAVnSa?n'o'n
1. Blanche Halnos s"i,,lv U'oiR?r
u.hI., Hli ' ' Allt-' ' Waters
i.m.k il iV.u, ', Matilda C. Waters
Jiifth. J"" 'Ja"""!"" Mary J. Wntmn
Wly Hl "afk '''" S. Whellrr
Ada M. Ilazzard nild.i 11 White
lama I. Heard Marjorln T. Why
Urlt.a P.- "endirson Ij.ura It. Wilde
Nellie llepp, lloatrlo !. Wilson
WteT lllrrt Annlo i:. tvimnwr
Hlile A. llormann l'.Mni K. Winkler
flracc O. Jonea Chirlotte Winter
flam M. Jonea i:mll A. Wlnteri
Goldle E. Kcallng Ituollt I. W. Wolfe
Tho young women will bo assigned to
schools whore vacnnclcs occur.
AMATEUR LAWYER CONDUCTS
CAMDEN BANKRUPTCY CASE
Louis Ep.rIc, of Mock Trial Fame,
Handles Knit Goods Suit
Practice, gained in mock trials today
enabled I.ouls Kngle, secretary of tho
Camden Knit floods Company, scarf
manufacturers, to represent his firm as
attorney, when the company was ad
Judged bankrupt in the 1'nlted Ktntes Dis
trict Court, at Camden, an u result of a
suit brought by the Trenton Cotton Mills.
Tho puzzle n to how the company's
legal papers were consistently Iruun up
correctly without an attorney's services
was cleared when Mr. Knglo explained
that he had taken part In many mock
trials. Ho also explained tho failure of
tho company, ascribing the Impossibility
of obtaining dyestuffs from Germany as
the cause, for, ho s.tld, the company's
order books wero well tilled.
The company hail 30 days to settle with
Its creditors at U) rents on the dollar, but
failed to do so. A meeting of the cred
itors Is being arranged by ti. Conrad Ott,
referee In bankruptcy
TAX BILLS KILLED IN N. J.
House Defeats Measure Exempting
Personal Property to Extent of $1000
TRENTON. N J.. Feb. 8.-The House
rtepubllcuna toilas killed the bills intro
duced by ABsembliinan Carroll, of Hud
son County, to exempt from taxation per
sonal property to the value of 11000 and
maklnerit Illegal lo charge a greater rate
of .Interest than C per cent, a year on un
The measures were forced from com
mittee by the Introducer, and tho com
mittee thereupon reported them adverse
ly. The House concurred In the report
by a party vote.
jyLIA'S TIGHTS SOLD FOR $1
Auctioneer Hides Identity of Pur
chaser of Miss Marlowe's Apparel
NEW YORK, Feb. S. Who bought
Julia. Marlowe's pink silk tights for II
and wbat Is lie. or she, going to do with
"ithem, was the iUetion (hat perplexed
The tights were uold when the Shake
4ear4n effects of Miwi Marlowe and K.
1L Solium were auctioned off, but the
aucttimeer wouldn't give the- buyer's name,
lie aa.td that wouldn't tie full
Welsbach Company to Double Output
The output of the Wefsbach Company at
ntouueater. N X. will be more than dou
bled within the next three months when
oix. new steel and concrete daylight fac
lor bullduigg will be completed and new
uioiuatk m.uhiuery installed throughout
the i.U.it The oat of the Improvements
v. ill iinproxiiwite 11 000. 000. At present
, lit He buiiim-i of the punt coter an
uv vf atari -l acrea and liod men and
.ji.-cii aie vuip'ucd The daUy output
". . variants of vaa irutntU. lamps,
i .. uatta; curta and as Ma.
OPERATORS AND MINERS
DISCUSS WAGE SCALES
Alabnmn, Conference Meets to Estab
lish Interstate Working Basis
MOIHM), Ala.. Feb. 8. Operators from
tho rentrnl ronuietllho bituminous ronl
Melds and representative of tho organ
lied mine workers In that territory began
n Joint conference hero today, to nrrnngc
nn Interstate agreement to tnkc the place
of tho four separate scales that expire
Illinois, Indiana and western Pennsyl
vania soft coal fields are represented In
the conference, and the result reached at
this meeting will form, to a large extent,
tho basis on which scales will be made
In all other organized bituminous dis
tricts In the United Htatex. Two years
ngo the miners and operators failed to
make an Interstate agreement, and curb
of the four .States arranged separate wage
DESIRE FOR REVENGE
UPSET MIND OF LAD
WHOM FATHER SHOT
Brooded Over Tragic Death of
Brother a Year Ago and At
tacked Mother With a
"I'LL NEVER DO IT AGAIN"
An obsession to avenge the death of his
n-e.ir-otd brother who was killed In a
tragic manner a year ago, unsettled tho
mind of Arthur Wall. IS years old, and
caused him to lunge at his mother with a
lrj-lneli butcher knife, according to stories
told today by relatives of young Wall.
Tho boy, with his eyes blazing the
wrath of n person of unbalanced mind,
was chasing hH mother with the knife,
In their home, LfllO Wharton street, when
his father, Harry Wall, a cripple, drew
n revolver and fired, the bullet shat
tering tho right wrist of the man.
Voting Wall today wiih held In $500
ball for a further hearing by Magistrate
llriggs, while his father, who had been
arrested on tho accusation of aggravated
assault and battery, was discharged. The
hoy's father furnished ball for him, and
after tho hearing an affecting scene took
place between father and son.
Tears streamed down Arthur's face, and
ho threw his arms about hla father's
"Pop," he sobbed, "X don't know what
mado me do It. I'll never do It again."
CHANdi: IN DISPOSITION.
Tho story of an alleged sinlttcr change
in young Wall slnco the killing of his
brother Albert was told today by his older
brother, Harry Wall, Jr.
Last Hunter Harry fiirrnl. n mechanic,
was repairing an automobile near tho
homo of the Walls when small boys pep
pered him with snow balls
Kurageil, Carrol hurled n screwdriver
into the group. Tho tool bounded from a
wall and the blade penetrated the brain
of Albert Wall to a depth of three Inches.
Tho boy died three dajs later and Cairol
was arrested. He was acquitted bv n.
Jury of responsibility for the boy's death.
Arthur Wall saw his brother fall with
the screwdriver protruding from his sull,
and his relatives say tho horror of tho
sight affected his mind nnd filled him with
nn Intense hatred for tho man who threw
MlOOIJIiD OVHlt OKATH
Arthur, his relatives say, changed from
a blight, happy boy Into a remorseful
and Irr'tablo young man. Ho loved llttlo
Albert better than anything or any ono
in the world, anil tho death of the child
was a blow to him. Every Sunday, fair
or clear, he visited tho grave of tho child
and brooded there for long periods.
"Arthur vowed he would hang Carrol,"
said Harry Wall. "September 29 he at
tacked Carol, and tho later drew a razor
In self-defense. Arthur succeeded, how
ever, in stabbing Carrol with a penknife
Arthur was arrested and held In JGO0 ball
on a charge of aggravated assault and
"After that Aitbur's hatred for Carrol
was more Intense than ever. He was very
fond of little Albert, and tho boy's tragic
end was a terrible blow to him.
"Tho manner of Albert's death seemed
lo poison Arthur's whole nature. All his
lifo he has been frank in his dealings
with his parents, and lie respected their
wishes. Hut a great change came over
him. He kept much by himself and
seemed to bo brooding over something.
QUAItHKI, WITH A fllHI,.
"Recently ho started a friendship with
a young girl in a moving picture theatre,
and this friendship seemed to make him
more moroso than ever. Ho had a quarrel
with her last night, and ho was In nn
ugly mood when he came homo Ills
mother reprimanded him, and the boy
grasped tho knife and made for her. My
father's left leg Is an artificial one, and
this was unscrewed nnd lying m the floor
out of his reach. Ho was helpless.
"Father drew a revolver und fired when
he saw that mother's life was In danger."
WOMEN SCUAMBLE FOR (JIRI,
WHO .JUST WOULDN'T IJKIIAVE
Mcrchantvillc Runaway, Near-Suicide,
May Have Home
Several women, among the many who
had read an account of the troubles of
Matilda Stuckert, a 16-year-old Merchant
vllle, N. J- girl, and of the sympathy of
Judge Iloyle, of Camden, for her unusual
plight, have come forward to offer thu
girl a home.
"What you need Is some good, friendly
woman, with an understanding, to take
you Into her homo and bring you up and
give you the iidvice and sympathy you
need," tho Judgo had said when the girl
was brought beforo him several days ugo
on a charge of Incorrigibility, She had
been sent to various Institutions and had
ulwuys run away from them. She did
not like her home, and said her parents
did not know how to handle her. They
hud found her disobedient.
The girl had done nothing wrong, the
Judge said; her morals were good; It was
simply that she was wilful und Inclined
to follow wild notions. She Is intelligent,
and has had a good education. She is
the best of the jounger plujeru on the
links of the Merchantvllle Oolf Club.
She had failed to report to the proba
tion olllcer and when he sent for her
she ran to the bathroom of her home
and turned on the gas. Whether sho
really Intended to end her life or not she
did not know. Now she Is buffering from
nervous prostration In the Infirmary of
the Camden County Jail. When the la
well the Court will glvo her Into custody
of one of the women who came forward
after reading about Matilda In the Eve.v-
NEW .JERSEY LOCAL OPTION
UILL REPORTED IN HOUSE
Lower Chamber Will Vote on Gaunt
Measure Next Tuesday
TJIKNTON, N. J-. Feb. 8. The Gaunt
local option bill, which was pawed by
the Senate last night by a vote of 1 to
9. wan reported without recommendation
by the Assembly Mualclpal Corporations
Next Tuesday afternoon was set ua the
time when the bill ahall be taken up for
Anal coruidiraUoil U Vkc- l$tr House
EVENING LEDGER-PHILADELPHIA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY
HIGHER SCHOOL TAXES
PEND UNLESS CAUTION
Cnnmln v.f nF TTV1 llrt.l t inn T?n'llv1
Citing Large Increases Dur
ing 1915, Warns of Over
COLLECTION OF CLAIMS
t'tmost caution must be used by the
llnard of Education In framing recom
mendations Involving lnereascd overhead
charges or u higher rate of taxation will
This Im pointed out by William Mick,
secretary of the Hoard of Education, In
his repot t on the financial and business
affairs nf tho School District of liilla
dolphin for the fiscal year ending Decem
ber 'II, 101.'..
Although n considerable amount of
wink has been accomplished In the better
ment of school conditions, the report says
that much remains to bo dnno In meeting
tho needs of at Ions localities and the re
quirements of tho school code in lis com
prehensive plan of public education.
The report says that slnco January I,
l'.IU, when the school endo went Into op
eration, tho board has bormwed $7,000,.
000. which, with the assumed debt of
JT.OR.V.'M created by the city, entails an
appropriation annually of $1,10X,000 for
debt service. For every million dollars
borrowed by the bo.inl there Is a IKed
charge of anion J'iO.OOO for 10 yeiim
For elementary schools during tho pres
out ear IMfi additional classrooms arc
required. These, In addition to thu
Northeast High School ordered by tho
board, will cost about f'2. 000, 000, all of
which must bo provided for out of now
loans, at an additional fixed chaigo of
about $100,000 exceeding Hie average
yearly incicaso in reventio from taxes),
etc. which amount, says the report,
should be used to meet the annual In
crease in maintenance resulting from the
natural growth of tho school system,
rather than for debt service.
Referring to the continued Increase In
tho attendance at high schools for c
last 10 years, It la picdlcted that tjioto
will be a continual giowth In high siliool
buildings to the extent of at least ono
AS TO TAX CLAIMS.
Persistency in collecting all claims for
unpaid taxes is advocated in the lepoit.
In this connection It says:
"Tho wisdom of 'keeping alive' all
claims for unpaid taxes by filing lkiis
ugalnst each delinquent propel ty has been
Justified from thu lesults obtained, even
though in some c-nses the cost of filing
said liens was In excess of tho amount
collectible. The tnpldly accruing interest
charges, penalities and other costs have
awakened tho minds of many of tho de
linquents to the fact that the llnard of
Public Education Is 'going after' every
dollar of taxes that has been levied for
school purposes, nttd that It will bo
cheaper for them to 'pay up."
"Hy way of Illustration, we hnvo ex
pended about $6."00 for filing liens against
delinquents of 1512. Of this amount wn
have had leturned to us In the collection
of Hen fees about $2JCO, leaving a net
expenditure for tiling liens of $1000, which
enables us to legalize our claims against
said delinquents for the collection of the
$5;,O0O, with penalties and Interests still
duo. Tho amount of this delinquency on
December 31. 1912. was almost JOT.OOO.
Not only la tho delinquency In these cases
discharged, but when tho owners reallzo
that 'dodging tho school tax collector' Is
not to bo tolerated said holdings becoino
'live' tax-producing properties for tho
school district nnd very often for the mu
nicipality as well."
The total receipts for 19t! wero more
than $750,000 less than 19M. This was
partly due, according lo tho report, to
the fact that the amount of money bor
rowed lyat cnr was $1,000,000 less than
the previous year.
President to Speak at Newark
WASHINC1TON, Feb. S. President Wil
son today accepted an Invitation to speak
In Newark, N. J., May 13.
HUNTED BY DETECTIVES, MAN TRIES
IN VAIN TO SEE DYING WIFE
Mystery of Joseph Winiarski's Disappearance Becomes
Clear When Neighborhood Discovers He Is Wanted
for Alleged Misuse of Others' Funds
The appearances and disappearances of
Joseph WlnlarsM, In und out of his homo
ut 1M9 Hunting I'ark avenue, were a
source of amusement to that neighborhood
until It learned tho tragic side of the mys
terious conduct of tho I'ollsh steel worker
He Is uccuscd by his fellow countrymen
of Improper methods In handling their
funds and the fact that he has been miss
ing for a month was due to their insist
ence upon seeing him and demanding ex
planations. Bankruptcy proceedings have
been begun In tho Federal Court here.
Tho tragic side of Winiarski's dcslro to
remain unseen by those who had trubted
him was that bis wife was dying at his
home and he knew It. Ho wanted to be
at her bedside, but while he hovered about
seeking bis chance to enter, detectives
were searching for him under the very
bed on which Mrs. Wlniarskl lay dying,
according to her daughter, MUs Henrietta
WlnlarsM, who is the eldest of seven
children and Is 23 years old.
"Mother died last Saturday." she said
today. "Father has been away from us
for four weeks and he has only been back
once, two weeks ago, to see mother, who
he knew was dying. He must have been
half crazy to sea her last week, but then
only two days before she died, two men
came and searched the house and the
room In which she lay. I suppose they
-would arrest my father If he came now to
look at her body and try to go to the
funeral, as they said there vvere warrants
for hta arreat.
"These two men said they were de
tectives, ami I think they came from Oer
inaiitovu I was no excited 1 did not
think to ask If they had a right to
aearc-b the house Thursday ult'bt, aTbcy
EXPENDITURES, BOARD OF EDUCATION
i 'S 71
.. -ft . .I
8 DEGREES BELOW FREEZING
Snapshot of a citizen in a hunch-
cd-up attitude, typical of the
3I0KK URAL WINTKIt
Mercury Drops 127 Degrees Since Yes
i . IUm- jS. v. '
N i J
Real Winter Figures Today
1 a. m 20
2 a. m 20
3 n. m 10
4 a. m 19
5 a. m IS
0 u. m 1G
7 a. m 10
8 a. m II!
0 a. m 1!)
10 a. m If)
11 n. m 21
Tho temperature at midnight
yesterday was 4-1 degrees and at
noon, 13 degrees.
True winter weather swooped down
upon tho city early today and when tho
sleepers nwokc they found that tho mer
cury had dropped 27 degrees since noon
It was 16 degrees between C nnd 8
o'clock this morning, the result of a cold
wave from tho West.
Colder weather Is i ported from Phila
delphia's northern neighbors, which are
moro dlicctly In tho path of tho cold
went all over looking for my father.
They went into my mother's room and
said, roughly, "Is your husband in here?
We're looking for him." Kho was ko weak
she could only moan, und they looked
under her bed for him. Kite had been
sick for four months, flrht with malaria,
and then with tuberculosis, but it was
mostly worry that made her ronditton
hopeless. 1 think that Miock of those
men coming Into her room Thursday night
hastened her death, which followed on
Mrs. Wlniarskl was 4J ears old. Her
husband Is several years older, llo was
employed for U) years ut the Midvalo
Steel Works. He was a member of all
the more important rollsh societies of
the city. He became a foreman at Mld
vate and consequently a leader among
his countrymen. At his home he con
ducted a real estate and conveyance busi
ness, a private banking concern und a
steamship agency. A month ago he be
came involved in financial difficulties.
Trusted by I'oles for 20 years, ho lost
their confidence. Since he became a fore
man it was declared that he used his
position to compel his subordinates to
deposit with him. As a result of these
charges he lost his position at Mldvale.
"Wo could have made good whatever
ho owes," said his daughter, "as we own
this house. They say he came hero since
my mother died to look at her body, but
that is not true. The funeral will be held
at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning and she
will be burled In the Holy Redeemer Cem
On the front window of the houso Is
the inscription "Joseph Wiularskl & Co.
His daughter Henrietta took charge of
the off lie while hi was at work; at llld
alo ta the U-ituuc.
BETTER ROADS URGED
TO CURB INSANITY OF
RURAL WOMEN FOLK
Monotony of Life on Farm, Ag
gravated by Bad Highways,
Held Responsible for
Much Mental Stress
DANIEL GIMBEL SPEAKS
What Delegates to Rural
Conference Were Told:
Country schools, conducted by
provincial minds, arc "prisons."
Bad roads cause country women
to suffer most, ns is shown by the
large number of farmers' wives
and daughters in insane asylums.
Road making should be taught to
rural school children.
Country school children should
be put to work on roads so that
they may receive practical appli
cation of the value of good roads.
Hoadmaking Instructions for country
children and the actual building of good
mads by their labor to relieve the dlsticss
and frequent insanity nf their mothers,
caused by bail roads, was advocated to
day In tho hocond hcsslon of the Kour
Ktato Country Life Conference in tho
rooms of the Chamber of Commerce, In
tho Wldencr Hullding.
Several bundled delegates from rural
districts of Pennsylvania, .Maryland, Del
aware and New Jersey, who nre attend
ing tho three-day conference, beard that
many farmers' wives and daughters,
doomed lo solitary cxlstenco by bad
roads, often become Insane, nnd that
rmnl schools are nothing moro than
Tho Government of the United States
Is dependent on tho fanner, declared
Daniel Glmbcl, trusteo of tho National
Karm School, who lauded tho Americani
zation movement "to wash away tho
hvphen from the Immigrant and to mako
him n true American."
Dr. L'dtt'In Knrle Sparks, president of
tho reiinsvlvanln State College, told of
the extension work In rural and indus
trial districts dnno hy tho collcgo through
Dr. Harold W. Koght, of the I'nltod
States Iluienu of Kducatlon, Bpoko on tho
"Training of Iturnl Teachern."
llo asseited that tho successful ' rural
teacher must bo a community leader and
must bo "on the Job" seven days n week.
"In order to bring any huch favorable
condition about," said Doctor Koght, "the
country must bo made' more attractive for
the teacher, and tho teacher must bo paid
a bettor salary. Tho avcrago yearly salary
of the country teacher today Is $300; a
garbage collector gets moro than that."
Doctor Koght said that moro men teach
ers wero needed In tho rural districts.
Only 19 per cent of the Instructors now
engaged In tho country are men, be said.
Mrs. Kdlth KUIcott Smith, president of
tho Pennsylvania Tturnt Progress Asso
ciation, who presided, explained the pur
pose of the conference as an effort to
strlko down tho barrier of misunderstand
ing between tho city and the country.
"What Haa tho County tho night to
Kxpect from tho County Superintendent?"
was the subject discussed by County
Superintendents 11 M. Rapp, H. C. Krabs,
W. J. Holloway and K. L. Cross. .
Mr. Rapp declared that tho "little red
Bchoolhoubc" had outlived Its usefulness
nnd must bo supplanted by buildings
equipped to meet tho needs of modern
Tho teaching of good road making In
the rural schools was the theme of Mrs.
Augustus Henry Reeve, vice chairman of
tho country life department of tho Na
tional Mothers and Parent-Teachers' As
sociation, who said that Wisconsin Is tho
only State in which rural school children
itre taught road making in a concrete
"In Pennsylvania good road Instruction
Is looked upon as an 'extra,' " she said,
"whoreas It ought to bo an element of
education. Roads are tho mort Important
factor In country life. They connect tho
homes with tho schools, churches and
mailcets. The subject of roads, for that
reason, should be taught to country boys
and girls, and especially ts the girls, for
It la tho women of tho rural districts who
suffer most from bad roads."
Tho number of country women In Insane
asylums was cited as an example of the
distress caused by bad roads.
Mrs. Reeve advocated putting tho coun
try school children, after the age of 13
jears, to work on roads, so that they may
learn from practical experience what u
good road means and how it is secured.
Proper supervision of what he termed
tho rural school "prisons" was advocated
by Dr. Ambrose I Suhric, of the Uni
versity of Pennsylvania.
"Sad as It is, the rural and city schools
are getting farther and farther away
from ono another," he declared. "Tho
city schools are progressing rapidly, whllo
tho rural schools fall to improve. This
Is due to lack of proper supervision of
tho teachers. For the most part tho
rural schools are conducted by provincial
men, who pay more attention to the sub
ject matter than to child growth. Tho
harder a task, the better education It Is
considered. They have made of the
schools prisons instead of happy play
grounds," Named to Recreation Board
Mayor Smith today appointed Common
Councilman Robert Smith, of the 36th
Ward, a member of the Hoard of Recrea
tion, to fill the vacancy caused by the
resignation of Otto G Mallory. The
board will meet next Monday, when, It
Is understood, tho new appointee will bo
TOO LATE JOB CLASSIFICATION
HELV WANTKD JIALK
ASSISTANT BOOKKEEPEn-SaUry J3; ut0
age and uperlence. A 337. Ledger Office
CJIlINDEItS. experienced on LandU machine
12 to 8 ahlft lodsy A If. Kox Gun Cat
SM ilij Hamilton ti. ""
KILK HAM), mini tYj some Ulhe (inert
i tmf. 4 La 12 and U to 8 hlfi, today. A. It
i yon Pun Co. 23d and lUpitltoo ta,
TIIIJKAlJtUti n.rtaceJ on curuin anu
-vivl Quafcer Lac Ci . SSJ an J LtUth ave.
STOW.II PUKACIIES HEIIIJ
Evnngclist Pleads for PIrIU on Polit
A strong plea to Philadelphia votori
who nre church members to light for the
purification of Slate and local politics was
made by tho Rev. Henry W. Slough, evati
gellst, Inst night In the lictlmny Temple
Presbyterian Church. Bltlt nnd Sprue"
streets, where he preached to a thnusiiui!
members of the lliothcrltood of Andrew
It In within the power of Christian
churchmen In clean up this city nnd lo
lean tip Pennsylvania, tie declared Poli
tical corruption only continue!!, he mid.
becauio nf the Inactivity nnd Indifference
of n lot of church members
The Rev. Dr. Asn .1. Ferry, pallor of Hie
church, called upon the men In the mull
ence lo pledge Doctor Slough their prayers
for his work In Atlantic City and tor tho
conversion of Mayor Riddle The nudlcnco
agreed unanimously. This was Doctor
Slough's first visit to Philadelphia.
DU PONT SUIT LOOMS
INTO A STOCKHOLDERS'
TIFF AS TWO MORE JOIN
Philadelphia Banker and Hotel
Men Unite With Powder Com
plainants in $50,000,000
NOT MERELY FAMILY HOW
Charles Hills floodlit, "one of the pro
prlotors of the Hotel Adelplila. nnd Henry
S. Morris, a pi eminent hanker of this
city, Willi olllces in the Drexol Hullding,
today petitioned the t'nltcd States Dis
trict Court here for pel mission to be
come party plain I Iff .1 In the suit brought
by Philip F. tin Pojit, of Merlon, against
tho du Pont Securities Company, Pierre
S. du Pont and II other directors of K.
I. du Pont dc Nemours & Co.
In the Intervention petitions each of
these men aserts he Is a stockholder
In the powder company and has similar
causp for complaint ns that alleged by
Philip V. du Pont. The hitter accused
Plcite S. du Pont nnd the other defend
ant directors of the powder company
of fraudulently acquiring 'moio than J.'A
000,1)00 wortli of stock In 11 I. du Pont do
Kcnioura & Co.
Tho stock In question wits taken over
by tho defendants a vcar ago when they
bought It from T. Coleman du Pont, then
president of the company, for about ll,
000,000. Tho Intervention petitions llled todny
aie considered of especial Importance, In
that neither Mr. floodlit nor Mr. Mmrls
Is connected with tho du Pont family,
and the complexion of the litigation is
even moro ilellnltcly established as n
stockholders' battle rather than a family
squabble among the du Pouts connected
with tho powder company.
On January 21! Louis A. do Cai'cnovi',
Jr., of the do Cnzcnovo faiml.v of Vir
ginia, filed a similar petition with the
There are now nine stockholders of the
powder company who have Joined with
Philip F. du Pont In the suit to force
the tinning over of tho stoilt acqulied
from T. Coleman (lit Pont to tho powder
As other stockholders of the corpora
tion arc coming to lenllzo th vast In
terests at stake It Is predicted that many
moio Intervention petitions will follow.
A successful outcome of the litigation for
tho complainants would incicasc tho
vnluo of every share of tho powder com
pany stock by about J200
NUNS WEEP AND SING
MASS AS SISTER RITA
IS LAID TO LAST REST
Peaceful and Picturesque Scene
in Chapel and Cemetery
During the Funeral
SAD LITTLE PROCESSION
An atmosphere of peaco pervaded the
countrysldo today when Sister Rita Vin
cent una laid tn rest In the llttlo ceme
tery of Mount St. Joseph's Convent at
A service, picturesque In Its simplicity,
marked bet burial. In tho little chapel
which was silhouetted against the sky like
a silent sentinel, the faithful nuns chanted
a requiem. Tho vari-colored shadows
thrown by tho sun's rays through the
stained-glass windows seemed 'to add to
tho solemnity. .
The body of Sister Itlla, whose disap
pearance and subsequent death In Ta
cony Creek caused n country-wldo search,
lay In a plain coffin In front of tho altar
whllo tho Rev. Vincent Dover celebrated
High Mass. It was sung by n choir of
nuns, and the .soul-stlirlng music re
minded all that the story of tho cross
wus the story of mankind.
Hravlng tho fierce winds which echoed
through tho valley, the nuns, each carry
ing a flickering caudle, proceeded to tho
llttlo cemetery after the service In tho
chapel. The funeral cortcgo was led by
Immediately behind hlin was Mother
Superior Mary Jane. She curried mi im
menso golden cross which gleamed gor
geously In tho sunlight. un each sklo of
her was a nun and 18 sisters In the gaib
of mourning,' chanting the prayers of tho
The cortcgo reached the grnvc, a dis
tance of a quarter of a mile, after a tor
tuous route. The chanting grew louder
as tho grave was reached, und then, with
out delay, the body, which had been
wheeled to Its last resting place, was low
ered Into the grave after It had been
blessed by Father Dever.
$250,000 Loss in IluiTalo Fire
HUKFAI.O. Feb. S.-I seio weather
?1X,,J' anM-ml" wll" ''lowing, firemen
fought for live hours early today to sub
due a blaze In the Model Incubator Com
pany's plant. The Iluffalo Ue Clean
Cabinet Company. CJlobe Pattern Com'
ST. CYR SEEKS LEGAL
SHIELD FROM VEXATION
Consults John G. Johnson mrl
Remains Here With BridC) 1
Formerly Mrs. Smith
That tho existence of the St c"i-r i 9
not entliely unruffled by the Mioire? AM
rumors and speculations that Imi Wi "4
...,.. n., ,!!,., ii,r.. ..... rrBWn W
tilnlH tn.lnV hv Hie ,1 l,.l,,,. .. rnJW
that Mr St. Cvr linn sought tho Zn ll
nf John 1
. .Inhnion and held at.,
with the lawjer in lhJ ,'"
1'ltr nttnrnnv Is iiiirlnriilnMl i. .
paring n uise ncnllfU the source 0f t?"
New York allegations that Mr hi ,.,"'
not n descelidiint of u long line of lv !
linhlnnim. lull la wvill,. "I....I. 'nch
son, of Waco, Tomih, former ncvihIP" 1
bonis man nnd Iiiiberi1nsher.v Ralctnu 5
.hi. .iuiiiimiii was lormeriv inti,... . j
II. Smith, known as g, '?'
Smith, a former husband of Mrs. St ff'
nun ine unc iroin wnnrn sue inherit,! v
lavnmnm xinm "Kiinni" u,.,i.i..J r "'r
Mr. JnlillMnn Imu lieen t-nfl,.A.i - "ain.
snntil Inwyer of tho former Mrs iJi!"
now Mrs. SI. Cyr. ' mlWl-
,vc u ipceiu cniiieicni-o Air. St Cyr tnov
the Inwvrr n letlni frnm lii ...... TO
was closeted with Mr. Johnson for n'ovlJ
two hums. His bosom friend, Robert vol
The $ln,000 inotoicnr for which ii, .
..i ..!.....,. .!,. , t..i... t, . Iw ceil'
imu ti-M-Hiti"-i ... x .mil jM-urn arrived
Inst night and Is quartered near ik.
iiellovito.Str.itford. where Ihn n( .'
aie staying. ' in
It was thought Hint Mr and Mrs. s,
Cyr would fleo in tho car to N'ow York
but Ihcy gave no sign nf leaving the CJ
today, though they refuse to seo any cm,
or even receive telegraniM, (.pedal deliver
letters or other messages that Hood S
upon them tit the IJellevue Their equal
of servants was augmented today hy n.
nrrlvnl nf a chauffeur nnd a groom, who
arc now quartered on the fourth floor ot
tho lintel, near the looms of Mr ami Mm
St. Cyr. ' n
Tho icport that tho only reason tht
eouplo are lingering in tills city Wji th
illness of Mrs. St. Cyr was denied todar
Mrs. St. Cyr hna not been In nnd hii
mannged to talcn her walk on the roof
of tho llcllcvua with moro or Im
ARMOR PLANT FOR U. S.
GETS VOTE OF 9 TO 3
Continued frnm I'iirc One
eminent will bo Imposed to create a fund
to protect tho stockholders.
The Ciovernment Is now in the market
for upproxlmatcly UO.OOO tuns of armor'
plate to carry out Its present building
Hy Increasing the pilco $3)0, a ton, the
minor plate companies would compel thi
Government to spend $.'1,000,000 more to
complete tho prnginni.
This threat did not deter the Naval'
Affnlis Committee from voting In favor
of recommending passage of Hie Tlllnun'
bill nppiopi luting $U,C00,O0O for the pur- '
chase or constiuctlou of an nrmor plate
plant of not less than 20,000 tons nnmal
VOTi; ON THU MUASURU
Tho vote In detail was:
'llllmnii (S. ('.) Penrose (Pa.)
tvtiiiiNiin Vn.) I.oilirc (Mans.)
Ilrjnn (Fin.) iMiilth (Midi.)
.InlniMin (.lie.) i
Chilton V. Vn.)
All amendment lo tho bill ns reported1 1
fiom the committee read: vl
''Mint the Secretary of the Navy li
lierehv tilltliorlpil unit illreelpil fn nra.
vlile, either by the 4reetlon of n factory
or by the pnrcliiiNc of n fiic'tory, of
both, for the mmiiifiicturc of armor for
the vessels of the nliv.vi said fnctorf
or factories tn luivc tin mutual cniineltr
of nut Icnm th il n twenty tlioimnml font
if iirmori noil the niiiii of eleven mltllti
dollars In hereby appropriated out ot
nny money In the Treasury not otbn-vvInc-
appropriated to be liumrdlatrl;
available for the purpose of this net."
KKI55H PLANTS. SAYS TILLMAN
When tho commlttco adjourned, Sen
ator Tillman .said:
"Senator Penroso Informed us that U
the bill Is passed nil the private mano
factureis will go out of the business and
that they will add ?200 a ton to tho price
of all armor pinto used by the Govern
ment In its live-year building program
recently outlined. This additional monef
will pioviile an amortization of the fund."
"Is tliero no wav of stopping that In
crease? Could not tho armor-plato mann
facturers bo i cached by tho anti-trust
net?" ho was asked.
"It Is always posslblo for tho Govern
ment to sel7.o these plants and run them
under tho right of eminent domain," a!l
"Wo had better get busy now and stop
Senator Tillman wus asked whether
them Is nny likelihood that tho Govern
ment will buy one of tho existing plants.
"I think ono and perhaps two would
bo willing to sell," ha hold.
"Wo don't know anything about tM
Carnegie, because that company bas "f
been represented at tho hearings. Onir
tho Midvalo and IJcthlohem have tea
$51.51) inuiail. iphla
Two weeks In Florida
Tb kets gooil until Moy 31
Proportionate Rates from Other rolnu
February 21 1 March B, 231
April 6, 17, 33( May 4 & 18
$10.50 $12 $13 fioler
Proportionate Rates from Other Point
Itineraries and details from F B.
OirnlU. Division Passenger Atera,
1,33 Cliesinut Street. I'hlUdelpM.
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Pennsylvania R. R.
One note makctli not a
symphony, nor one adver
tisement a campaign for
new business. Musician,
or merchant, holdetli the
audience only by steady
playing of one piece upon