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OF FIVE BRUSHES,
Naval Activity Brisk Dur
ing Week No Big Bat
AUSTRIANS FLEE TO BASE
Two Italian Torpedobonts At
tack Submarines With
ItOMR. Feb. 10.
Five naval engagements of varying Im
portance havo Just taken lilace In tlie
Adriatic. The following ofllclnl commu
nique was Usued today by the Italian Ad
mlralty telling ot the great activity which
Is developing In the Adriatic.
"On the afternoon of the 6th, an Italian
torpedoboat destroyer, whllo escorting nti
Allied cruiser, sighted an Austrian de
stroyer of tho Hussard type, and also
an Austrian hydroaeroplane. The Italian
cruiser opened Arc, and the Austrian ship
fled back to Its base In the Qlllf of Cat
taro under the protecting flro of tho
"On the samo day an Allied cruiser pur
sued four Austrian torpodoboats, compell
ing them to return to their baBc. Later
an Austrian submarine attacked the samo
cruiser while the latter was beforo Du
razzo. Tho torpedo missed tho cruiser.
"Another submarine attacked two Ital
ian torpodoboats beforo Capolaghl, which,
after warding off torpedoes, attacked the
submarine with bombs. Oil the afternoon
of the 8th an Austrian submarine at
tacked and missed a French cruiser and
attacked tho Italian squadron cruising
off tho Albanian coast."
Continued from 1'nne One
of former city administrations to glvo tho
people tho Improvements they desired.
"Tho people of Philadelphia for many
years have been crying for Improve
ments," he said, "but they would not
stand an Increase In the tax rate. They
then blamed tho administration for not
giving them tho Improvements. This ad
ministration will serve tho people well.
My directors ore all honest and efficient
men, but we cannot do much without the
co-operation of the people. Wo ask the
people to put tho proper weapons In our
hands and then Philadelphia will mako
more rapid progress during the next four
y'ears than ever before." ,
"I have been studying the 'needs ot
the City of Philadelphia," continued tho
Mayor. "In order to get them I need tho
support of every business man In tho
HED TAPE IN HIS WAY.
"When I was elected Mayor I thought
It would be possible for mo to show Phll
ndelphlans Immediate returns In the way
of Improvements. Unfortunately, how
over, legislative red tape has made It Im
possible, and perhaps It Is well that tills
Is sd. 'Tho public ofllclals, howovcr, will
handle the problems at once.
Ptillntlelphln needs more home rule
leslslntfon. We nrp eager nnd ivllllnc;
to complete the program of Improve
ments thnt the prople iraut, nnd wc
are Industrious. We linvr been tinnhlr.
ttovrever, to determine the liorronluc
capncltj of the city nnd, therefore, to
draft the loan hill. The tilll will lr
dratted In a short time. However, nnd
n Htart vrlll xoon lie made.
I stnnd committed to South I'hllndel
nhln Improvements, the completion of
the Pnrkivny, rnpld trnnslt line nnd,
above oil, the. building of n decent I'lill
adelpliln General Hospital.
"I recently visited tho Philadelphia Hos
pital, nnd found that, while It Is well
managed. It Is unfit as a home for the
persons who are forced to Hvo there. Tho
most miserable night I ever spent In my
llfo was the night after my visit to tho
VOTE FOR LOAN BILL.
"It Is Inconceivable that former admin
istrations should have permitted condi
tions such as have existed them. I want
you to vote for tho loan bill, regardless
of Ha sire, because It will contain 11.000,-
000 for this one project alone. It may
contain more. The buildings there should
bo torn down and new ones, greater than
any other municipal hospital buildings
In tho country, erected there.
"The Convention Hall, I believe, has
been provided for. The Councllmanlc com
mittee has approved the site along the
Parkway which I selected. Thcro Is jl.tlS,
00O available with which to build on that
site. I absolutely will not consent to thu
expenditure of any more money than that
for this project.
"Therp are many more projects con
templated. They have been publicly dis
cussed Tor six months at least. Out tho
main thing Is to start something.
"We can't start these Improvements,
though, until wo have the money. We
Can't get the money unless the people In
CITY FINANCIERS ARE LOTH
TO INCREASE DIRECT TAX
RATE; FAVOR READJUSTMENT J
Since 1901, when the Weaver adminis
tration made a complete readjustment of
the city s system of taxation by decreas
ing the tax rate from J1.85 to $1.50 and
Increasing the realty valuation, so that
In effect the property owner actually paid
In dollars and cents more than before,
Philadelphia's financiers and political
leaders have avoided the question of
taxation as they might avoid .i plague.
But the- present need for an Increase in
the clty'a annual revenue to meet the
actual deficit In operating expenses Is so
Imperative,- ofllclals at City Hall admit,
that the traditional aversion to tax re
adjustments will have to be overcome and
the solution of the municipality's financial
tangle will command an open and frank
discussion of the tax question.
The deficit for the present year u,ll
be somewhere between $1,000,000 at, J
$6,000,000, municipal financiers say.
The city's annual revenue may be In
creased in. two ways;
First, Increase the tax rate.
Second, Increase the Income from
miscellaneous and Incidental sources
by readjusting the basis upon which
the returns from these various sources
City officials, while differing as to the
comparative ratio, agree that an Increase
thould be ft combination, of the two fore
The first consideration In discussing an
Increase In the direct taxation, city
financiers say. Is to protect the -small
householder, the workman who lives In
the two-story home. Statistics gathered
by the city chow that there are 230,000
two-story homes In Philadelphia, housing
an ayrrage of i 5 persons each. From
this, Philadelphia has come to be styled
"3"tte City of Homes."
Licensed to Wed at Elkton
BUTTON. Md.. Feb. 10, Marriage Jit
nses were Issued in Elkton today to
Jinft I'. Stephens and Margaret C. Mq-
Kwever. Hlnier Simon and Ids, Qoldhahn
and Alfred p. Hoffman and Irene K.
Mclwefleber. all of Philadelphia; Frank
P. Hope, Coatesville. and Mary J. Wetter,
owiungtown, Charles W Battenfeld and
a ma. tf Grab. Baltimore: Tatttld
' MKy ud Mary Ilochsk, Camden, N.
,. WU ft, I'fWsr mmI Wliel OIKotd,
,U.tiw. u; Harjy 1. VthL Haiti-
i. . cast ti&Ht MUMhsiw. WWmlpgton,
LOUIS BRANDEFS HIRED
TO WRECK NEW HAVEN,
SENATE PROBERS HEAR
Wall Street Journal Editor's
Charges Decide Committee
to Subpena Railroad Head
in Court Nominee Inquiry
HEARING IS ADJOURNED
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10,-Charges that
Louis D. Drandcls, the President's Su
preme Court nominee, hod been hired to
wreck tho credit of the New Haven Hall
rortd were made today beforo the sub
committee nppolntcd to Investigate his fit
ness for tho post by Clarence W. ilJarron,
editor of the Wall Street Journal nnd
the Boston nnd Philadelphia news bu
Mr. I!arron declared that Ills' charges
would he substantiated by Charles F.
Choate and Moorefleld Storey, Uoston law
yers, nnd he furnished the committee with
a long list of witnesses who. he declared,
would glvo the committee nddltlonnl proof.
Thereupon tho committee decided to sub
poena Charles 8. Mellon, president of the
Clashes between Sir. Uarron and mem
bers of the committee, particularly Sen
ator Walsh, were frequent. At tho con
clusion of his testimony the committco
adjourned to meet again Tuesday.
Mr. Barron also mentioned Charles
Cnbln, M. O. Adams, .1. D. Leahy, .Inmes
T. Lennox and a Mr. Collins, of the brok
erage, firm, Collins & Co., as men who
would know of tho Lennox bankruptcy
case, whero It Is nllegcd llrandels ap
peared on both sides of a lawsuit.
"TO WIIKCK NEW HAVEN."
Ho said llrnndels' whole fight had been
to stop New Hnvcn credit, to put Mr.
Itockefcllcr in Jail nnd that tho men he
named could provo It.
Ho was asked If he would promise the
commltteo certain records, which con
tained original charges nnd proof against
"I will not," said Uarron. "I've already
spent too much In this case.
EDITOR ASSAILS HIUNDE1S.
Mr. Uarron tcstlllcd as to his paper's
criticisms In connection with tho Uoston
and Malno Railroad.
"A banker friend of mine," he said,
told me that you could havo knocked him
down with a feather when Mr. Hrandcla
camo to him and told him that ho (Hrnn
dcls, was going over to the other side and
advised tho banker to go over, too, because
the other side had the money, although
Mr. Drandels held a retainer from the
Mr. Barron named William M. Fitz
gerald, of Boston, as the banker, He nlso
named as persons who could give tho
committee 'Information William S. Young
man and Hollls It. Bailey, Uoston lawyers.
BOTH HOT AND COLD.
Tho Senate Investigators who yesterday
heard him criticised as too friendly to
capital, today heard him criticised as too
unrrlendly to capital.
Thomas C. Spelling, of New York, was
tho first witness to the latter affect and
he made tho 1910 rate case. In which
Brandels appeared for the Government,
the ground for his belief.
This rovcrsal of attack shared interest
with another Incident of the day's hear
ing. Frank Lyon, Washington nttorncy,
former Interstate Commerce Commission
examiner, testified that Brandels' conten
tion In the 1913 rate case thnt the rail
roads should charge for placing cars on
sidetracks, nnd should Increaso rates for
carrying cattle cars hit clients of Clif
ford Thome, yesterday's witness against
Preceding Spelling on tho stand. J. W.
Carmalt, Intcrstato Commerce Commis
sion examiner, who took pdt In tho 1010
nnd 1913 rate cases, flatly contradicted
Clifford Thome's statement of yesterdny.
Thorno had no reason to be surprised at
Brandels' stand that the railways ought
to have more money, ho said, nnd
Brandels had not concealed his stand until
final argument. He said ho himself hnd
Informed Thorno of Brandels' Intention.
"What wero the terms of Brandels' em
ployment?" Chairman Chilton asked.
"It was to develop all sides of tho case,"
answered Carmalt, "tho railway's sldo
as well as the public's."
In this canacltv. he testillrd thnt Mr
Brandels had made an unusually search
ing examination of the whole subject,
including questions as to capitalization,
earnings, the amount of feo services
"leech" services Mr. Brandels called
Senator Walsh announced that he would
Insist on future witnesses telling only
facts, not opinions. He said that If C.
W. Barron, Boston editor, who opposes
Brandels, had only opinions or hearsay
knowledge he would move to limit his
testimony. Senator Clarke objected that
he wanted to hear all facts and opinions,
as "this Is an Investigation not a trial."
Frank Lyon said Brandels had been
hired not to confine himself to tho ship
pers' side of the case, but to bring out all
facts pertinent to tho investigation. He
held a position in 1907 similar to that of
Brandels In 1910 nnd In 1913, he said, and
he understood his duties Just ns Brandels
"Those suggestions were adverse to the
InterestH of some of Mr. Thome's clients,
were they not?" asked Walsh.
"Certainly, answered Lyon.
Mr. Spelling said he had voluntarily sent
Brandels a brief on the rate case of 1910
and had had a hard time getting It back.
When he did receive It, he said. It was
marked with notations "absurd, untena
ble, ridiculous" and, said Spelling, "other
uncomplimentary references to my ability
to grasp great questions." Spelling was a
vigorous. If discursive, witness and gave
the committee Its first smiles. He had
discussed numerous subjects, when Sena
tor Cummins asked If It was his Inten
tion ultimately to leturn to the subject.
"Who represented the public In the 1913
rate hearing?" Chalrmun Chilton asked
"So one ever represented the public,"
answered Lyon. "I represented the ship
pers, but It was my Interest to see my
clients' rates were as favorable as com
petitors, If we're all equal we don't care
what rates are; we make the publlo pay
Clarence W. Barron, who Is the owner
and publliher of the Philadelphia News
Bureau, furnishing financial news, as well
as the Wall Street Journal and the Bos
ton News Bureau, it Is known has long
been opposed to Mr. Brandels. On many
occasions he has attacked him through
his three publications and In no mild
Mr. Barron Is not so well known In
Philadelphia as he la in Boston and New
York, more particularly the former, as
he makes his home there. The scene of
Mr, Brandels' greatest activities have
been In Boston, and he and II r, Barron
have come In contact many times on
DEATH RESULTS FROM FALL
Man Failed to Realize His Accident
ftlchard Cummins, S3 years old, ot Bit
South Water street. Is dead as the result
pf a fractured skull suffered on Tuesday
nlf ht when he fell down the steps at his
Cummins apparently did not realize the
'extent ot bis injury, for be went to bed
turnout consulting members of the family
or a. Bh)slctan. Yesterday mornlmr his
son went to see why his father did cot
imf t the usual time. He found him
uottMualoua lu bed. He was taken to the
Ppicflwte H.opta) and died there lata
last ntf ht.
EVENING LEDftBR-PHTLAbELPHiA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY
FEMINIST MOCKS AT MASCULINE
OUTCRY AGAINST WOMAN'S GOWNS
Disgusted With Assertion That Men Must Be Protected
From Low-Necked and Filmy Waists
and Short Skirts
NEW TOIIK. IVli. 10. Young meli
don't go wrong because girls wear low
necked gowns, silhouette skirts or filmy
waists. Miss Lucille I'ugh, lawyer and
femtntflt tpnrler. tvlirl 1ifrR1r tvonro nntitB.
lettcs, tsnld so today, taking Issue with
uu-an i eiui mei o, iiiuiuuihh n ueiCHtnu ui
the Virginia Legislature.
Miss Pugh expressed disgust with the
legislator's assertion that men should be
protected from women's fashions, low-cut
waists and short skirts In particular.
"If men's morals are so weak that they
can be impaired by women's dress." sho
said, "then I'm In favor of women's en
tiro Independence In choosing what they
JUDGES IN TANGLE
ON TRIALS FOR VICE
Municipal and Central Court
Clash on Proper Place to Ar
raign Disorderly Women
There's n fight on In the gloomy depths
of City Hall between Judge Brown, of
tho Municipal Court, and tho Central
Court over which Magistrate Benton pre
sides. The question Is whether all cases
of Tenderloin women who are nrrostcd
shnll bo tried In the Municipal Court, ac
cording to tho act of June 17, 1915, which
so states, or whether disorderly persons
arrested on the warrants of Mnglstrato
Beaton shall not bo tried by that Judge
in Central Stntlon.
Tho "quarrel" became acute today when
five women were nrrested nnd only one
of them was brought before Judge Drown
In tho Municipal Court.
"This Is nn outrage," said Judge Brown,
and after he discharged tho girl, he
stamped downstnlrs for n conference with
In tlie meantime Magistrate Beaton
held the other four girls In the Central
Station under 1100 ball for a further
hearing tomorrow. When told Judge
Brown's nctlon, Magistrate Beaton ad
mitted that nil eases of disorderly women
were supposed to be heard In the Muni
cipal Court, but said that ho proposed to
hear the cases of his own warrants, tho
affidavits of which were sworn out beforo
him. Then he, too, sought Director
Later on Director Wilson was "caught"
as he was coming out of the Mayor's
"There hasn't been any clash," said the
Director at tlrst. But he added that he
would havo another conference with
Judgo Urown and that the matter would
be straightened out then.
Tho elcrk of the Municipal Court pre
sented tho list of tho four women prison
ers to Judge Brown today, nnd when only
ono girl was brought forward Judgo
Brown "wanted to know." He nccusod
Charles Lee, the prosecuting head of tho
vice squad, of not treating the court fair
ly, and of going for advice to former Di
rector Drlpps. Lee denied this, and said
lie was acting under orders. Whon Direc
tor Wilson was asked about this latter
statement of Lee's, he said:
"Lee always acts under orders."
RICH MINER WILL WED
GIRL HE LOVED AS BABE
Comes East and Wins Woman
He Admired When She
Was in Crib
NEW YOItK, Feb. 10.-A romance
which began when Miss Marie B.
Brlnckerhoff, of Elmhurst, Queens, was In
her cradle, will result In her marriage
next Monday to Charles T. Carnahan. a
wealthy Western miner. Miss Brlncker
hoff Is 21, nnd Carnnhnn Is 51.
At the time of M1ss Brlnckerhoft's
birth, her parents resided In Cadiz, Ohio.
Cnrnnhan lived next door, and wns on
Intimate terms with Miss Brlnckerhoft's
parents. He plunged Into the West to
seek his fortune soon after his neighbors'
daughter was born, nnd accumulated ex
tensive mine properties In Colorado, New
Mexico nnd Alaska.
Carnahan married, nnd a daughter was
born of the union. He forgot his old
friends of Cadiz. Last April a divorce
was granted his wife In Denver, and his
daughter was plnced In her mother's
custody. Carnahan camo East on busi
ness a few months ago, and took oc
casion to renew his acquaintance with
the Brlnckerhoff family, now residing In
Elmhurst. Ho was surprised to find the
buby he had admired 20 years ago had
grown Into womanhood.
Miss Brlnckerhoff bus recently been
private secretary to Librarian Burgess
in the natlonnl headquarters of the Y,
M. C. A., Manhattan. License for the
marriage was granted yesterday by
Deputy City Clerk Zimmerman In Long
D. .1. SHBRX ILL
Father of Law Preventing City Em
ployes From Political Activity,
la a Grip Sufferer
Daniel J. Shern. father of the Shern
law prohibiting municipal employes from
Indulging In political activity, and also
former State Representative, Is 111 In
bed with the grip at his home, 250 South
Ills Illness did not become generally
known until today, when Judge Martin,
sitting In Common Pleas Court No. 5,
was Informed that the suit of William D.
Edenborn, of 2233 North Chadwick street,
against James J. Higgins. a saloonkeep
er at Dauphin and Sydenham streets,
for assault and battery, would have to be
postponed, as Mr. Shern, counsel for
Higgins, was 111.
SLEEPER SWALLOWS TEETH
Pain Sends Him to Hospital and He
Coughs 'Em Up
RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 10. Walter
Claiborne, 1512 West Carey street, forgot
to remove his upper false teeth when he
retired last night When he awoke this
morning he found himself suffering from
a evere attack ot indigestion.
Unable to determine the cause of the
trouble, the family physician summoned
the ambulance and had him sent to a
hospital. There the doctors diagnosed the
case aa too much teeth In the stomach.
They gave him a strong etnetlo and he
soon coughed up the teeth. The Indiges
tion was relieved immediately.
Free Lectures on Salesmanship
A' aeries of free lectures on salesman-,
ship will be given on Wednesday nights
throughout February, March and April,
at the Hunter Public School, Dauphin
and Mascher streets, under the auspices
of the Public Education Association. Sim
ilar lectures were delivered last year
with great success, but they were not
taken up this year umtl a petition was
circulated. Tbe speakers at the jes
ture will be salesmanagera at prominent
concerns. Edward W. Munford, of Peju
1'ublUhlns Company, was tbe inuiu
at last night's meeting.
shall wear; they ought to go to )l and
make a good Job of It.
"I believe It's nil right for women to
wear what they please," Miss Pugh went
on, "nnd they have no one to plenjc but
themselves. Men have tried for years to
limit women's alylis In one way or an
other. They make r6marks i about
women's gowns calculated to bo funny
nnd every new fashionable wrinkle Is
sure to provoke hilarious mirth from men
In general. Yet they never dream some
of their own styles might appear per
fectly ridiculous to women. Suppose
women were to keep nagging at men
about the shape of their collars, the hue
or their ties or the cut of their trousers;
how would tho men like thnt?"
ST. CYR MAY GIVE OUT
HE WASN'T CHORUS MAN
Consults Lawyer and It Is Ex
pected He Will Have Some
thing to Say About
4 HOURS' CONFERENCE
The ancestry of Jean Harald Edward
St. Cyr will be the text of a statement,
It Is thought, that will take several days
to prepare and which It was decided to
mnko following what Is believed to have
been a conference this afternoon at th
Bellevue-Stratford. Tho conference was
between the St. Cyrs nnd Louis H. Levy,
law partner of John B. Stnnchfleld,
former Lieutenant Governor of New York
and counsel In many famous cases,
notably In the trial of Harry K. Thaw
and as counsel for the four New York
gunmen In tho Becker trial.
Mr. Levy appeared at the hotel today
following a long distance telephone con
versation yesterday between Mr. St. Cyr
nnd the Stnnchfleld office. He Is thought
to have been closeted with the St. Cyra
In their rooms on the fourth floor of tlto
Ucllevuc-Strntford for four hours, When
seen later he said that a statement would
bo made In a few days. "The statement
will he made In New York If it is made,"
he said, "and will como from my ofllce."
It wns assumed that the. statement
would be a defense ngalnst the allega
tions made In New York that J. JI. E. St.
Cyr wns not the scion of a long line of
French noblemen, hut that he Is really
only "Jack" Thompson, of Waco, Texas,
a former newsboy, haberdashery expert
and chorus man.
When nsked If this assumption was
correct, Mr. Levy smiled and would not
reply. When asked whether he had been
In conference with Mr. or Mrs. St. Cyr,
or both, Mr. Levy also refused to nnswor.
Ho has taken a room at tho Bcllevue. nnd
It Is thought ho will be there several
days during the preparation of tho state
ment. Mrs. St. Cyr has her $10,000 automobile
at tho Bellevuo-Strotford garage. It was
rumored at tho hotel that they would
apply for a Pennsylvania automobile II-
'WHIRL OF MIRTH' GIRL
WEDS IN REAL WHIRL
Theatrical Folk and Merry
Friends Rush to Magistrate.
Knot Tied, Rice Thrown
Now "The AVhlrl of Mirth" is a plav
at tho People's Theatre, Kensington nvc
nue and Cumberland street, and one
should never for a moment lose sight of
tho fact while reading the following lines.
At 10:13 o'clock this morning there was
a whirl of chorus girls and men and of
mirth (do you get It?) outside of Magis
trate Deltz'B ofllce, Front street and Sus
quehanna avenue, nnd not far from the
People's Theatre, Kensington, where "The
Whirl of Mirth," that mad, musical and
merry production Is now on.
At 10:4 6, the whole crowd of chorus
girls and men, all members of "The Whirl
of Mirth company, burst lu upon the
Magistrate, and began to Interrupt him
before he could start to speak.
"We've got to get to a rehearsal at
11 o'clock you know 'Whirl of Mirth'
at the People's."
"Oh, yes, do hurry up, we've got to
get awny In a hurry."
"How long does It take, anyhow?
What's the shortest time It's ever been
The Magistrate was heard above the
"What are you asking me to do? Swear
out a warrant for a common scold or
send a bum up for 30 days?" .
"No, no, no! Stupid, stupid, stupid!"
tunefully trebled the chorus glrlB. "She
wants to get married!"
And then, at the most solemn wards in
that brief and unadorned ceremony. 'for
about 15 seconds, "The Whirl of Mirth"
and all things In this world except the
supremo fact In two young lives, were
totally forgotten and became as things
remote and trivial, and the merrr sobs
were hushed and real tears fell.
And then one of the pretty little
brunettes, Lauretta Duval, "The Whirl
of tillrth" company. People's Theatre,
Kensington, began to cry with light
hearted nervous Joy. A tall and disgrace
fully handsome young man, Bernard
Brannlgan, property man and player of
small parts In "The Whirl of Mirth,"
stepped forward. Wtt'tt 21, two years
older than the bride. The Magistrate
made haste,' amid tempting little sobs
from the 13 little bridesmaids.
At 11 o'clock sharp there was a burst
of Jovial chorus people out of the Magis
trate's office, and with shouted congratu
lations and throwing of rice and even an
old shoe, the party raced off to the Peo
ples' Theatre, Kensington, for the rehear
sal of that other performance so different
from matrimony, ".The Whirl of Mirth."
BANK TELLER LEAPS TO
DEATH FROM BRIDGE
Continued from 1'ase One
closed simply by saying "good luck,
mother, nnd good-by."
Mrs. Fleming showed the letter to her
daughter Elizabeth, 21 years old. The
latter Jumped In her automobile and flew
toward the river, hoping h,er uncle would
hesitate long and that she would be able
to prevent bis action. She raced up and
down along- the river until the news came
to her that a man had Jumped off a
bridge. The description given tallied with
her uncle's description, she said.
The man had climbed on the railing
near the western end, say witnesses, and
crouched as If to leap. Frank Freder
icks, 2133 North Stanley street, who was
driving a wagon of bottled water across
the bridge, shouted to the man tcj stop.
The men turned and then leaped almost
backward Into space. The body twisted
in. its descent and. disappeared with a
tremendous splash. Park Guard Callahan
threw ,lui tg tbe man. but It, Is thought
he was already dead from the fall and
the force with which he struck the water.
PLAN FOR PERMANENT
ORGANIZATIONS AS AD)
TO RURAL PROGRESS
Four-Stale Country Life Con
ference Adopts Resolutions
Favoring State and Na
ttcsolutlons, which the Four-State
Country Life Conference adopted tills
nfternoon at the closing session In the
Wldener Building, nre Intended to create
a permanent and national organization
to carry on the work of promoting rural
progress. The cotnmltlco to form this
national body will be mnde up of eight
members, two each rrotn New Jersey,
Pennsylvania, Delaware nnd Maryland,
nnd the president, Mrs. Edith Elllcott
Smith, who Is president of the Pennsyl
vania Iturnl Progress Association. She
wilt name the other members of the
The resolutions lecommcndod.
Recognition of the need of better rural
schoolfl, nnd advocacy of llnnnelal support
to provide better trained teachers ami
Contributions by nil tho mentis In their
power by tho various departments of
tho Stall' government for the Improve
ment of tho farm home.
A national appropriation for road con
struction to assist hi the consolidation
of tho school movement, the marketing
of form produce nnd u fuller rural social
nnd religious life.
Dissemination of literature by the State
on homo and school movement, nnd the
appointment of n State director for this
An nctlon of legislation to stnudnrdlze
tho work of "placing out" children de
pendent upon charitable organizations and
appropriation for tho education of such
children In tho elementary schools.
An appropriation by the Legislature
for public school libraries, based on n
definite Hum per child In nn amount con
ditioned upon tho Appropriation of nn
equivalent nmount by tho local school
board, tho books to be approved by the
Stato department of public Instruction
nnd the county superintendent of schools.
A Stnto appropriation to pay part ot
the cost of transportation of children to
consolidated country schools, such schools
being termed tho solution of the country
Constructive study by the State De
partment of Agriculture of tho problem
of marketing nnd distributing farm prod
ucts with a view to such n solution as
will conserve tho Interests of all persons
Attention by rural workers to the de
velopment of the country church as tho
spoclnl Institution dealing with the spirit
of Christ as tho power which can per
manently bind tho community together.
support by legislators of Shepnrd bill
appropriating JlOO.fOJ to Investigate and
promote rural education.
Appointment of n committee of nine
members, tlie president nnd two members
from each of tho four States, to plan tho
formation of a representative organiza
tion which shnll federate In n national
body nil tho organizations engaged defi
nitely lu tho promotion of rural progress.
Thnnks to tho moral and flnnncinl sup
port offered by the various associations
Interested nnd special votes of thanks to
tho speakers and nowspnpers.
Tho Committee on Itesolutlons consisted
of C. O. Bcmls, Thomas A. Bock, Jean
Knne Foulke and 13. M. Itnpp.
"The church nnd school must save the
American farmer," said the Itev. Dr.
Wnrron H. Wilson, member of the Presby
terian Board of Homo Missions.
"Wo nre losing the old-fnshloncd Amer
ican farmer," he added. "The country
church must save him, but these churches
are waning, especially In Pennsylvania.
Tho Influence of tho country church
ought to make better schools. With bet
ter schools the farmer has more oppor
tunity to develop along educational lines.
"The old-fashioned farmer Is the most
hidebound Individual J can think of. Ho
is absolutely hedged lu liy customs. Be
cause of his connervatlsm there has been
a lowering away by speclnl types of whole
rural communities. Farmers nre gradu
ally coming to the cities, This Is true of
all sections of the country. East, West,
Middle, North and South. We must rely
(on the churches and schools to hold the
farmers ana ueveiop mem."
Tho B,ev. H. M. Augustine, of Hanover,
N. J., said tho leaders in country llfo
movements wero the folks from the city.
The meeting was presided over by the
Itev. Edmund do H. Brunncr, of Easton,
GAY GAYETY THEATRE
IS CLOSED BY POLICE
Director Wilson Revokes Li
cense of Old Burlesque House,
After Frequent Warnings
Director Wilson announced UiIb after
noon that he hud revoked the license of
the Gayety Theatre, Sth street below
Vine. The shows that have been appear
ing there had many Immoral features, he
said, and although ho had warned the
proprietor two weeks ngo, there hud been
no apparent attempt to Improve matters.
Actors walked the boards of the Uuyety
portraying degenerate.. "Dope fiends"
were not the only Tenderloin habitues
who were represented. There wero sug
gestive Jokes and unnecessary vulgari
ties, according to the Director.
After a consultation with the Mayor
Mr. AVIlson said he had decided that the
theatre had had sufficient warning. For
the last two weeks agents of the Depart
ment of Public Safety had visited the
theatre every night, reporting that no
restrictions had been placed upon the
Improprieties of actors und other em
ployes. One of the objectionable features was
the circulation among the audience of
cardi inscribed with auggesilve pictures
and verses. One these carls, as on the
stage, tho vices of the tenderloin were
cheerfully taken for granted, ami. If any.
thing, encouraged, In the opinion of the
Director. The revoking of the license
goes Into effect .at once.
1500 3IINEKS QUIT WOKK
ON DYNAMITE SIGNAL
Detonations Carry Message to Em
ployes of Collieries Company
CUHTISV1LLE, Pa., Feb. W.-Explo,
slons of dynamite placed at several points
were the signal this morning for the J50O
mlnerH employed by the Ford Collieries
Company In Its three mines to quit work.
Many o'f the mn who were on their way
to the, mines to begin the day's work on
hearing the detonations turned back and
returned to their homes.
TOO ItATE I'OS OXASSmCATION
MOTHER'S IIEi.ipEKand suUc with children
JJ54-? 'kA'- dutlM- 8thtm girl pre?
t erred- SIM Wayne ave.. OermentJwq,
HUM' WASTED MAI.g
BOV. 10 to 1. wasted In stook bxvksr's ctfai-e
10, 101ft .
WHITMAN DENIES BACKtNti
HUGHES FPU PRESIDENCY
Thought New York Governor Himself
Might Bo Receptive
NEW YORK. Frt. 1.0,T9.Vr?oi'.W
man this nfternoon denied that he as
behind any "boom" looking toward Jus
tice Charles E. Hughes' nomination for
he prcildency. However, lie repented
that he believed "Jc ""e 7 ''
be by far the strongest CBncIlrtolp nnil the
choice of the VflRl majority of tho Itepub
llcnti voters of the country.
Tho general belief herd Is Hint should
Justice Hughes persist In his self-ell m -nation
from the presidential race. Whit
man more than h1f oi-enly will teko on
n "receptive mood." However, the Gov
crnor himself absolutely refuses to dls
cuss such a situation.
Senator Penrose was In New York this
afternoon, nnd It was reported other lead
ers had arrived for n conference, former
Postmaster General Hitchcock. It was
thought, would attend whatever meetings
the lenders may hold. Neither Hitchcock
nor Penroso could bo found this nfler-
CIGARETTE AND POKER
TRATS IN HIGH SCHOOL
CALLED APISHLY SILLY
Prof. J. D. Mahoney, of West
Philadelphia High, Urges
Boys to Use a Little
TELLS OF THE RIGHT KIND
High School fraternities, of the sort
that encourage clgnrctte smoking, poker
playing, though It bo of tho pcnny-nnlo
kind, and other had hnblts, were nssnllcd
by Prof. John D. Mahoney, head of tho
department of English at tho West Phil
adelphia High School for Hoys, In a kind
ly, critical tnlk this nfternoon at tho
weekly discussion of High School topics
to High School boys, nt the West Branch
Y. M. C. A.
Doctor Mnhonev ridiculed the Idea of
high school students npelng tho life of
cillego "frnts," nnd pointed out to them
tho fact that they ended In appearing
foolish nnd asinine t persons mentally
bnlunced. He then explained to the boys,
and there wore several hundred of them
nttcntlvely listening to hla talk, Juot what
n real high school frnternlty should bo
ono stripped of Its shallow pretensions
and built on a foundation of good will nnd
TWO CHIEF OBJECTIONS.
The two objections to tho high school
fraternities, that have been the subject
of Investigation by high school authorities
here for some time past, arc, according
to Professor Mahoney, the fact that tho
evil Influences of tho fraternity outweigh
tho good thnt It "may" do. nnd the fact
thnt it lessens the appreciation of the col
lege fraternity by laying tho foundation of
:i vicious nnd erroneous conception of frn
ternlty life that often ruins boys for col
"Both these objections," snld Professor
Muhoncy, "deserve consideration nt your
hands. Schools nnd oven States havo for
bidden fraternities, and, while It may bo
slightly romantic to evade the law for n
time. It Is likely to fall into tho samo
category ns frcriuentlsg speakeasies." He
brought forth to substantiate this state
ment tho fact that many of tho better
college "frats" had decided to exclude
from their membership those students
who hnd delved Into the cheap high
school "frnt" life.
Doctor Mahoney said thcro wns no plnce
on enrth for n quiet room to do "naughty"
things, a room thnt la not known and not
urged his audience to remember tho fuct
that they wero neither 21 nor self-supporting,
few fraternity members being
wnge-enrners, nnd urged this point n.s n
business reason, uslde from the question
of common sense and Justice to the folks
In two places, nnd two places only In
tlicAtigh echool building- nnd the home
should "frnt" meetings be held, was the
next assertion of tho speaker.
"For a high school frnternlty should be
an association of high school bos," said
Doctor Mahoney, "with high school
thoughts, high school nlms and high
school activities. It should not be a silly
attempt to Imitate college life when vou
ato not there. Thnt Is not only asinine,
but cheap. It Is wuutlug to be n college
student without being one in nge or
mentality. All your pecrcts and pranks
become tawdry nnd foolish to older and
more experienced people, and, Instead of
being manly nnd admirable, you make
yourself ridiculous when ou Imitate the
Doctor .Wnhoney concluded with an np
peal to tho "fellows" to realize that they
had u right to reasonable privacy from
the public of tho school, but not from
the principal or their parents. This, ho
snld, wns the only way to keep High
MAN TRIES TO KILL
HIS WIFE AND BABY
Attacks Them With a Stiletto
and Is Believed to Have
VINEl.AND. N. J., Feb. t0.-neturnliig
to his home, an the Atluntlc City State
road, east of Malaga, late lust night, Ig
natius liana attempted to murder his
wife and 12-days-old daughter by cutting
their throats with a stiletto. Mrs. Bnrra
says she was approached from behind by
her husband, who grasped her by tlie
head and drew tlie knife across her
throat. She broke away from him nnd
ran, screaming, to the home of a neigh
bor. Those who accompanied her back to
the house found fh Infant lying on the
floor In a pool of blood with its throat
Physicians hope to save the lives of
both mother and child, though tbey arc
In a critical condition.
It Is feared that Barra lias sought a
secluded spot to kill himself, he having
attempted to commit suicide upon a pre
vious occasion. He Is believed to be demented.
MAYOR VOICES HIS
WISH TO KEEP OUT,
OF FACTIONAL FIGII
In Same Breath Calls on pS
rose 10 .join urumbaugh and
vare in Support of
DOESN'T WANT TO "BOsjl
Mayor Smith this nfternoon Ma IS
wnlltri tnlin tin tin,-. In l. - -.. . SJ
. - "" " lacuonai w
between the Ilepubllcnn OrranttViiS
lenders. While ho wns making thfs'ijl
sertlon. however, he called upon SenifaSl
, . , "" ",B vnr" ana OoVa
ernor Brumbnugh behind Spenker CliMfiS
A AMl,1n. r !... t, 1.,. sil
... ....... .. , jiciiuuucan nomlhMjoi
lor iiiuuor uenorni.
The Mayor declared ho would ba tiJI
trnl, "unless some one steps on tmr t.VI
tic mined thnt it the factional war thwifil
cneil his administration he would i.l,lil
into the fight. 'm
"I do not Intend tn take part In f,Sl
tlonnl politics unless It should devclon th..l
factional matters uro Immperlnc mv .51
ministration," ho said.
"I do not Intend, however that .!
dlsngi cement or difference between uli
tlona shall iiinil m,. n.ii, '." ..n "-
have no right to set mvsnlf nn 'I
lltlcal boss. I shnll not Interfere betwShl
tho Organization lenders In nny mlsiin,iT,:5
stnnti ngs they may have, unless some.'
one steps on my toes.'' "
In calling upon Senator Penrose to un. 1
port the cnndldacy of Speaker Amblur I
insieau or supporting Stnte Senator J
C mrles A Snyder, of Schuylkill County!
who has tho backing of many of r!
usun iiii-iitiH, me .Mayor saitl:
"tfenntor Penroso should nccept Speak'-
Ambler us the cnndltlate for Auditor fl.?l
ernl, othorwlso I fear thero will be i3
serious factional fight In the State i
"It Is no answer for Senntor rnr'ni, .J
say that Spenker Ambler Is a contractor Sll
Ho served the Senator for many years nnjall
no wuuiu inuKu un numiraoio candidate 2
he has a fine record." I
BOOM FOIt CL'MMINS.
Tho nnouncetnent of the Intention of!
Senator Albert E. Cummins, of fowa, tall
tmci int; -i-eiiiia.Yivuniu. ngni ior delegates.'
wns regarded in political circles hero tS
day as a move to pnvo the wny for an
umiuunccnicni m. ;no presidential canal-,'
dacy of Govornor Urumbauch.
The Governor Is still on his honcymoon.1
uiiu umn no ruiuniH unu maKCS Known till j
Intentions, the nnti-Penroso forces are?
not Inclined to make nny further move..
The fact that Congressman Vare. In the ,
statement Issued a week ngo. after de-,';
cinnng ror urumbaugh for President,
named Justice Hughes nnd Sei.ator Cum.
mlns us the "typo" of man he nlso bt-J
nevcu couta rnny tno combined Progres-d
slvo nnd Republican strength wns thi
basis today for tho general belief amoniS
politicians ncre mat wie uummins an- j
noiinccmcnt was merely tho forerunner of
n formnl announcement of Brumbaugh's.
The Cummins announcement came from
Senator Kcnyon, his colleague from lows.
Senator Kenyon declared that nn organ
ization to work for the nomination of?
Cummins was being formed In the East,"
with hcndQunrtcrs In Wnshlngton, ,an4''
mat a tight for clclegntes would be mad
in every Eastern Stato whero there Isj
no "favorite son" movement. j
In' Pennsylvania, he pointed out, noj
"favorite son" movement hnd developed,
as yet, nnd therefore, he continued. It.
wns probnblo that a. tight for delegates
pledged to Cummins would be launched. j
Senator Cummins, ho pointed out, waiN
born near Cnrmlchacls, Greene County,,,
ana is, incrcrore, -a native 1'ciinsyiva.n.
VAHE FOIl BKLMBAl'GH,
Congressman Varo today declined to dis
cuss the Cummlna Pennsylvania bo9maCl
icngin. j in inn noi venture any preaio-j
tlon as to his own course. He said, how-"
ever: , Vl
I stand by the statement I made a few I
days ago. I am for Governor Brumbaugh
for the presidential nomination, and I
think the nominee should bo a man of the ;
type ot Justice Hughes or Senutor Cum
One result of the Cummins announce
ment was u movement among followers of
Senator Penrose to start n presidential
boom for Philander C. Knox, upon whom
nil factions have agreed for United States'"
It was pointed out in the Penrose campl
that If the Knox boom were launched?
the friends of Senator Cummins could not!
make nny effort to get Pennsylvania
delegates, slnco a camnuicn for delegates!
tiletlircd tn Kiinx ivnnltl he .1 "favorite I
con" movement, and this would c'xclude';!
cummins from the state under tne ternu1
of Senator Kenyon's announcement.
DISCUSS EXPANSION NEEDS
George L. .Mitchell Tells Yuchtsmeni
Reputation Must Be Gained
Philadelphia must come out of IMJ
woous anil convince me uuving wunu in
Ita mnrknt In ns irond ns nnv other city's.
George U Mitchell, member of the Trade
Expansion Committee or the (.-liatnDer m f
Cummerce, told members of the Ocaa
City Yncht Club nt their weekly luncheon
in tno St. James loiuiy. ,.
While this city litis no "White Way, It W
does not want one nor does tt want If'jB
buyer that wnnts one, said Mr Jlltchell.i
Philadelphia suffers loss of trade on ac- a
count of New tork city's nig repum
he declared, and what this city must do
Is to get one for Itself.
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0 Pennsylvania R. Rj
Sure-burning lamps, not
flaring rockets, stay Jit all
night. The shrewd mer
chant gaineth continued
profits through the steady
glow of persistent adver
tising, says Rich Richard,
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