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EVENING LEDGER-PHILADEDPHIA, FRIDAY, 'AUGUST 11, 19i0-
A DECISIVE "NO"
Will Not Declare in Favor
City News in Brief
ISSUE FOR THE STATES
By JOHN EDWIN NEVIN
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1!. President Wll
on will "stand pat" on Ills declaration that
the States, and not the tuition, should de
cide the question of suffrage. He will not
declare In favor of the proposed constltu
tlonnl amendment, the White House said
today, even though the womens party na
tlonal conference, now In session In Colo,
rado Springs, adopts resolutions condemn
Ins his candidacy.
On behalf of the President the statement
was made at the White House today that
he espoused equal suffrage an a .State Issue
tone before he had even decided to become
a candidate for re-election and that he can.
not chance his position now to suit the
leaders of the suffrage movement In the
States where the women have tho vote.
The President's political managers will
hot be surprised should the Colorado
.Springs conference Indorse the candidacy
of Justice Hughes, but they Insisted today
that this would aid the President In many
of the big eastern States, while he will by
no means abandon the hope that when he
again publicly explains his position he will
get a goodly percentage of tho suffrage
Votes In the Pacific slope States,
Meanwhile, as Justice Hughes continues
his western trip directly charging tho Ad
ministration with political "logrolling,"
"violations of tho civil servce," "extrava
gance In office" and "Incapacity In adminis
tering tho affairs of the country," tho bit
terness In Administration circles continues,
It has been decided that all of tho Cabinet
officers will take the stump so soon as tho
oomocratto campaign la opened,
Tho President again talked politics with
his Cabinet members today, Tho general
Issues of the campaign were discussed nnd
each department has been directed to fur
nish material for carrying on-an aggressive
fight right up to election day. Great stress
Is to bo put on the claim that the present
prosperity of the country Is not due to
war orders. In this connection the orators
of the Administration will dwell on the great
Increase In the trade to South and Centrnl
America and to Canada, and nlso will call
attention to the fact that a serious car
shortage confronts the business Interests
of the country due to the great Increase
In general business everywhere.
The White House statement on the Presl
dent's attitude toward women suffrage Is
regarded as a dellnlto and final reply to
the woman's party In sesilon at Colorado
Springs, which decided yesterday to givo
tho President until tonight to mako an an
nouncement of where he stands on the pro
posed amendment to the Constitution.
ALLIES LAUNCH DRIVE
ON BALKAN, FRONT
Cenllnoed from Pass One
been .withdrawn because of the pressure or
Allied troops on other fronts. The Hulgnrs,
It was reported, had taken over the defense
of Serbia from an Allied invasion. It waiv
reported from Berlin two weeks ago that
Field Marshal von Uackensen, who di
rected the Austro-Qerman Halkan cam
paign, had returned to the RiiHiInn front.
The exact number of Anglo-French and
Serbian troops concentrated on the Balkan
front In not known here.
(Mail advices reaching the United States
said the Allies have 800,000 soldiers In
It has been rumored for some time that
the Allies would strike In the Balkans be
Jacob Feltman, a builder, was arraigned
today before Magistrate Harris, charged
with defying the police and the Bureau of
Building Inspection when they ordered htm
to romply with ordinances of Councils rel
ative to building operations. He was held
under 400 ball for a further hearing. Ac-
cording to James McCabe, a municipal .
building Inspector, the defendant mixed ma I
terlals on the pavement and violated tho
law In other respect. McCabe testified that
lie disregarded several warnings. A war
rant was subsequently sworn out for him
before Magistrate Harris. Peltman lives
at 1017 Jackson street nnd Is well known
nmong contractors. He is constructing
houses on Pine street between Fifty-ninth
nnd Sixtieth streets and It was this opera
tion that caused the arrest.
ARCHBISHOP TO PASS
UPON RESIGNATION OF
George Russell, of 3290 Cedar street, ap
peared today before Magistrate Wrlgley, at
the Belgrade and Clearfield streets station
house, nnd accused his brother' John, of
2674 Hast Onuphtn street, of stealing a
hoise. valued at $150. George Ilusscll tes
tified that he Interrupted a dicker between
his brother and Mrs. Helen Brown, of 2201
East Venango street, by which John was
striving to trado the stolen animal for an
other horse, a rarrlage and harnesi nnd 3
to boot. Magistrate Wrlgley held John
under JS00 ball for a further hearing
Only 28 men havo been recruited Into the
Philadelphia I raiments since the recrultltut
otllces at the thiee armories were opened
July .11. Tiiu regiments must obtain 3000
men before they nre at full war strength.
Many physically unfit hao been turned
away. Major Hess, stationed at tho First
Regiment armory, oxplnlni that high wages
paid by Philadelphia manufacturers Is do
laylng recru.tmg. Tho fact that there has
been no fighting on the border, he says, Is
also against li.
.tyilonlo Martlno, nlso known ai Antonio
v imams, or Tenth street below Ellsworth,
Is under arrest nt tho Jefferson Hospital,
charged with being the fourth member of it
gang of store burglars accused of plunder
Ing central business establishments within
the list two years of merchandise valued
nt 110,000. Martlno was Idontlfled as he
was about to undergo nn operation for
abdominal trouble, The identification was
made by Jacob Glmbel, of Elovenlh and Pino
streets, who In under arrest, charged with
botng a member of the band. Martlno will
be given a hearing In the City Hall police
court upon his recovery from tho operation.
The police of the Flfty-flfth and Pin
streets station searched today for a work
man who Was on duty yesterday at the
homo of T. G. Lewis, 6324 Catharine street,
about the same tlmo that Jewelry valued at
$1000 disappeared. The Lewis family was
not home between 10' o'clock and noon, and
during thnt tlmo their house was ran
sacked, entrance being gained through n
rear summer window. The workman Is be
lieved to have known that the family would
be away between tho hours.
For the first time In the history of thli
port a vessel has been chartered to load
coal In this port for Greece Many ship
ping men were much Interested yesterday
when they learned that the Greek steamship
Lily, which arrived here, had been fixed to
load a cargo of 4000 tons of bituminous
coal In Philadelphia for Piraeus.
Ttobert Emmet Coll. 22 years old, of 2511
South Elghtennth street, who escaped from
tho asylum f.r the Insane at Norrlstown
about three wi.elcs ago, was returned to the
Institution under the card of an attendant
today, after having been committed to tho
Philadelphia Hospital for creating a dis
turbance at his home lunt night. Coll has
been living quietly with his parents for
several days. Last evening he became vio
lent and the police were called In.
While working on the steamship Georgia
at the fot of Pier 36, South Wharves, today.
Max Levy, 38 years old, a carpenter, living
at 338 Carpentar street, fell down the hold
of the vrRfjel and was probably fatally In
jured. He was sent to the ML Slnal Hospital.
St. Mary's Catholic Priest Con
tinues Attack on Hibernian
Order, Replying to De
fense by Secretary
SEES HARMFUL ACTIVITY
CMJBMAN KILLED IN FALL
TO WALk, DETECTIVE SAYS
The expected return to the city today nf
Archbishop Prendergnst adds to the Inter
est In the controversy nrtshig from tho
resignation of the Itev. Daniel I. McDer
mott as pastor of St. Mary's Catholic
Church, Fourth and Spruce streets.
Pending the( action of his ecclesiastical
BUpcrlor, Father McDermott has not aban
doned his attacks upon the Ancient Order
of Hibernians. His latest statement, Issued
In reply to n public stntement made by
John O'Den, State secretary of the Order
In Pennsylvania. Is In part:
"I have been reading the articles pub
lished In tho National Hibernian by Its eru
dite and resourceful editor, and find that
Mr. O'Dea Is almost entirely given to what
the Irish call 'romancing' when discussing
the A. O. II. nnd Its official organ.
A. O. II. CONDEMNED.
"Archbishop Wood, who ruled this
dloceHe for 27 years, and alt of his priests,
with two exceptions, as far back as 1874
condemned the A. O. II. ns responsible for
the crimes charged against the so-called
Molly Magulres In tho coal regions. Thoy
made this charge against the A. O. H. years
before there were trlnls of members of
the A. O. II. In the coal legions. Tho Arch
bishop and those priests came Into court
with clean hands, they had accepted neither
gifts nor congratulations nor endowments
from the A. O. II.
"The Archbishop was not only a com
petent witness himself against the A. O.
II. because of his full and accurate Informa
tion concerning the Influence and deeds of
the order, but he also made mo a oredlt
ablo witness by vouching for my testimony
against the A. O. H., and therefore made
my testimony In Itself superior to that of
tho three cardinals, who had not tho op
portunities that the Archbishop and the
priest had for acquiring Incontrovertible
testimony concerning the character and
deeds of the A. O, II.
WOIIK OF "MOLLIKS."
"The fact that two Cardinals received
honorary appointments as national chap
lains of Itself adds no weight to their ap
proval of the A, O. H If tho ofllce were a
sinecure and If they were never called upon
to decide A. O. II. cases of conscience, etc.
After considerable acquaintance with A-. O.
H. chaplains and the way their duties are
discharged, I may assert that the title of
chaplain is as purely ornamental as a pea
cock's tall, which Is the only thing on earth
that Is beautiful and not useful. The pea
cock's tall Is often quoted In questioning
that rule of architecture which says that
nothing Is beautiful unless It Is also useful.
"In the Interview with tho late Arch
bishop Ryan relative to printing and circu
lating a memorial among the bishops of
the Third Plenary Council, the Archbishop
told of an A. O. H. chapel In New Or
leans who meant to be spiritual director In
fact as well as In name. When the A. O.,
H. meeting had reachod a certain stngo in
Its proceedings the chaplain was requested
to retire, hh some secret business was to be
transacted. When ho refused to retire and
told them they had no right to withhold
their secrets from him, he was forcibly
"Mr. O'Dea's effort to prove that the Mol
lies were not Ancient Order of Hibernians
shows that he has an little personal knowl
edge of events In tfce coal regions In tho
seventies as ho has of the A. O. II. that
existed In Ireland In embryo 900 ycats be
fore Christ, as he contends In, the National
would be required to Inflict them. I do not
know anything about the theory of the
police, nor thnt the second-story window
of the house wns open. I do not deny that
the man could havo been killed by a fall
down the steps. He did receive some un
usually severe Injuries If that was how It
RELIVES MAN WAS SOBER
Doctor Shallow said his opinion at the
tlmo he reached Frankcnftetd wa,s that the
man had not been drinking, ns other persons
asserted he had been. This opinion was
confirmed by J. Harold Shirley, a yarn
manufacturer of 242 Chestnut street, who
was with Frnnkenfleld nt tho roof garden
on a south Jiroacl street notei until me
Insurance broker met tho women from Mrs.
Stclgcrwnld's home. Shlrloy nald thnt nt
tho time Frankonflcld left him the broker
One of tho women, Evelyn Young, the
detectives say, gave her opinion to the police
that Frankenflcld wns not Intoxicated. She
told them, they say, that Frnnkonfleld wns
following them n block within Mrs, Stelger
wald's home. She looked around nt the llmr,
she told them, they said, nnd snw him walk
ing near tho curb of tho sidewalk. They
left him. sho said, on the roof gatden at the
South Broad street hotel.
Kd ward V. M. Brcnnan, real estate agent,
33 S'outh Sixteenth street, residing In
Overbrook Heights, who wns with the wo
men at the roof gardens nnd accompanied
them to Mrs. Stelgarwald's home, went to
Cnptnln of Detectives Tate today and totd
his storv. It substantiated tho accounts of
the affair given the police by the women,
and Captain Tnte allowed Brennnn to go
back to ills business, Baying lie wns fully
satisfied with Brcnnan's account.
Bretinan sold ho was downtown with
friends visiting a roof garden when It wns
suggested that they "enliven the party";
so he telephoned the two women to come
downtown nnd join them. They did, go
ing to the roof garden of the South Broad
"Brennnn told Cnptaln Tnte that he had
not seen Frankenflcld at nny of the roof
gardens his party vlelted. Ho cald ho went
home with tho young women, arriving nt
Mrs. Stelgerwald'fl at about 1 o'clock.
Soon after their nrrlval and while he was
silting In tho dining room of tho house, ho
said, tho doorbell rang. Ono of tho young
women, who were there In tho kitchen, went
to the door. Ho said he heard her call to
Mrs. Stelgerwnld, npstalrs: 'Harry Franken
flcld Is nt tho door drunk." and Mrs.
Mtnlirerunld called back. ""Don't let hiin In."
The young woman went back to the kitchen.
The boll kept ringing for another half mln
ttto, then stopped. Fifteen minutes Inter, he
mild, tho young woman returned to tho door
to seo If It wns locked and he heard her
cry out. She had seen Frankenflcld lying nt
tho foot of the front steps.
Brennuu told Captain Tato that he went
out to seo what was the matter with tho
man. When he raw that ho had been
hurt, he said, he thought there, might bo
troublo and some notoriety. Ho ho got his
hat nnd went away to a street car for Ills
Neither Frankenflold'H mother, sister nor
brother would express their thoughts on tho
death. The mother Is prostrated. Tho
brother and sister would not nay whether
or not they held nny theories on tho man
ner In which their brother camo to his
Mrs. Frnnkenfleld, tho widow. Is expected
to return to Philadelphia from Wlldwood
Detectives O'Connor, Ayers, Callahan
and Maloney, of the "murdor squad," to
day questioned residents In houses nil
along the block where Frankenficld's body
was found. They said that none of tho
people In tho block know of the death until
after tho detectives and doctors camo to the
place. Then the commotion awakehed them.
There was no noise that they heard at tho
time the police bollcve there may have been
some struggle or attack, residents told the
Photographs of the Stelgerwald home are
being taken today. Lieutenant of Detec
tives Theodora Wood Inspected the house
from the outside. He said It was still his
opinion that the death was due to ace dent.
Although the five steps extended only 42
Inches above the sidewalk, he said,
believed a fall of that distance and strllkng
against the sharp foot scraper at the hot
torn would have given Frankenfleld all his
Policeman Winkle found ft tuft of hair
In the hall of Mrs. Stelgerwald's home. It
contained n hair pin. He took the evi
dence to Central station, believing It might
substantiate the theory that there was a
strugglo In the Stelgerwald house.
tin KtMcrtrwald. who was arrested on
a charge of suspicion of homicide, has been
released on $ 1000 ball. William J. Van
t.onn. 2141 North Sixth street, a furniture
dealer, furnished the ball, She was re
leased on petition of her attorney, Everett
A. Schofleld, who obtained the consent or
the District Attorney.
THIXmi OF FIGHT TN HOL'SE.
The police are working on a theory thot
Frnnkenfleld, when he wns refused admis
sion to Mrs. Stelgerwald's house, broko
through tho door and a fight followed In tho
hall of the house. Hero Is where the tuft
of hair and hair pin nro significant.
At the house where Frankenfield wan
picked up the police found beside, Mrs. Stel-o-prw-nlil.
4 2 years old: Evelyn Young, 30
vcars old, and Anna S. Pardee, 23 years
iild. They denied nny acquaintance with
Frankenflcld, but their stories varied 'to
such nn extent ns to nrouse the suspicions
of the police, and they were taken to tne
City Hall to be Interrogated by Captain
Tnte Later they had a hearing before
Now Mrs. Stolgprwald says she denied
having known Frnnkenfleld to protect his
reputt-tlon and his widow from tho notoriety
of It. She said that Frnnkenfleld always
rami' to her house when he had been drink
ing, and that on such occasions sho paw
that lite was put to bed nnd nllowed "to
sober up." ,
BLOODSTAINS IN HOUSE.
When the body of Frankenfield was found
In front of the house the police nlso found
that efforts had been made to wash away
bloodstains nn mo siucwan;. vny mere
was so much haste In washing away the
blood Is another question the police are
Later she said she had realized that sho
might be brought Into court because of tho
death nnd telephoned to her attorney. She
said her regular ottorney seldom practices
In Central Station court nnd advised her to
call Attorney Schofleld to protect her from
WIGGINTOX "CASK jIAY reach
SETTLEMENTCUT OF COURT
Friends of Man Charged With Mur
derous Assault Interveno
SIX MORE DEATHS
Continued frera r One
".' A..,- fi. :,,K'a;
"Trenton has no rignt 10 rv "." ,ha
that way. I shall call u ""V.rf.LrU
ndvsory board to the Sta o Health Depart
ment to consider what nct.on wo may take
against Trenton, which has not ""J1" "?
In nny other fashion that out health certifi
cates will not be honored." Biiinn
Thirty gypsies at the Broad Street Station
were stopped by quarantine officers nn
sent back to New York, whence they. had
CTo' guard against Infantile paralysis
affecting Its "wards, the board of managers
of Glrard College has esiaDiisiicu ""':
nntlne, none of the students being allowed
n. furlough and no visitor under I years
old being admitted to me grounun. -..-present
health of tho boys is reported as
normal, and there have been no cases of
The deaths since 4 o'clock yesterday are:
DOROTHY EMIIARDT. 12 rests, 0218 Bsynton
street. Twenty-second Wrd.
Oltfsni'Pt LUPINMBM, . 8 .er, 0825 Lens
street. Twenty-second Ward,
r MlVEft FBNTON. Jr., 4 yeir old, son or
C,E. Inner Kenton., president , of tne Kenton
Laliel Company, 311 Upel street.
Sri.VIA LEVIA. 2 jeare. 1851 South Fifteenth
OWKN OOLDBERO, 4 jests old, 4102 North
Ahnatt CONSTANTINE, 8 months, 1106 reter
Thf new cases reported since 4 c clock
IltENH rFLAEOErt, B yesrs old, of 37 North
CLEMENT CORDIN, s years old, of 018 llav-
SAMUEL WINETSKT. 4 years old, of 15 Wolf
BEATRICE OERBEn. B years old, of 720 South
THOMAS PASQUALLA. 1 year old. ,of 170T
South Eleventh street.
QEORHE MASI. B years old, of 1318 South
aiOSEri'E Ll'PINNACCl, 3 years old, of B825
QKOROE rL. ' DRISCOM, 2004 East Madison
IN RAILROAD DISPUTE
IF MEWAHON FAi
President nnd His Adviser.!
formal Iv niartia tu. ,. is!
" .., lftrt
tiicu crisis m git. a
ATLANTIC CITY. Aug. 11. Strong
pressure Is being brought tp bear by power
ful friends of Elijah Wlgglnton, of Phila
delphia, outsldo of court to settle the charges
of assault nnd battery with Intent to kill
preferred against him by his wife as the
result of a sensational encounter In their
Chelsea homo early yesterdny morning.
Wlgglnton, who was released under $1000
cash ball after a preliminary hearing yes
terday, was to have been arraigned before
Itecorder Gasklll this morning. The Inter
vention of friends procured a postponement
of the formal hearing until August 18,
Wlgglnton appeared at the City Hall with
several friends, but did not enter the court
room, permitting his shore lawyer to mako
the arrangement with his companions. His
wlfo was not present. Neither will dlBcuss
the caso, declnrlng It Is In the hands of
their respective lawyers.
RUSSIANS NEAR HALICZ
IN DASH WEST OF LIPA
Continued from Tare One
he began n swift advance ngalnst Hallcz
on the north bank of tho Dniester, The
official statement Issued yesterday placed
his advance guards 30 miles from Hallcz.
Today's official statement reported the
Dniester renched south of Marlampol, which
Is directly north of Stanlslau, nnd only 10
miles from Hallcz.
This unexpected maneuver not only Is
expected to force the Immediate evacuation
of Stanlslau ; It also endangers the position
of a largo Austro-Gcrman force south of
On tho Sercth Illver front, despite desp'er
nto Austra-German counter-attacks, Gencrnl
Sakharoff continued his advance yesterday
Besides capturing several villages nnd
woods, the Russians i cached a. commanding
ridge on the right bank.
Avvixna iiUAKD'S EFFORTS
WASHINGTON, Aug. Il.-Pr.,,, A
son and his Cabinet today Infol"'!
cussed the threatened strike of ml 'r
way employes. It was "nnoSncVd" v
President Is In close touch wit it
tlon through the Federal Board mS
tion and Conciliation, it ... .'
that If the board failed In lu ' &
have the railroads and employ., .i
arbitration the President would iM
Announcement was made, how...i
the President would await thi
come of the bonrd'a efforts bef0ri ,5
part In the proceedings. "!
iMEN GIVE MEDIATION BOARdI
24 HOURS TO Mrf
Compnnies Insist on Opon Athii
. of Points Involved 1
NEW YORK. Aug. 11. The crlilh J
threatened national strike of 400,o ra
iuiui UIU1MU.VCO win oa reached wltW ."
hours. The railway brotherhoodi u"
gave tho Federal Board of Medlati,.;
Conciliation until 10 o'clock temerrn
morr.lng to prcsont Its r.nat Pronoun,,?!!
!.. ! Hlllll.A '
Tho men's lenders set this llmli .'
receiving ft request from the borl
It bo granted mora time. The medliS
stated that they had not yet reiXi?
ueuioiun no m lllu V'UJJOSaiS tn(y j..'
Buuuiii jLuu scijucoi. or ueiay wi-y
sldered In executive session for moreii
nn hour by the brotherhood chiefs nJiil1
flnnllv Granted. "TB
1385 Paralysis Cases In New Jersey
TRENTON', X. J., Aug. 11. Fourteen
new communities reported cases of Infantile
paralysis to tho State Department of Health
this morning. The total for tho day was 85,
Including 34 roported from Newark. The
total for tho State Is now 1385.
News at a Glance
WASHINGTON, Aug. U. a reorganiza
tion of the United States Coast Guard Is to
be undertaken by Assltant Secretary of the
Treasury Newton. Newton says coast
guard cutters should average at least 18
knots, whereas those In use average but 12
knots an hour, Jlr. Newton suya the pri
mary need for Lister cutters Is to enable
them to reach sinking ships in the quickest
possible time. Lives and property have been
lost because the cutters were unable to turn
up enough speed, he said today.
DETROIT, Aug. 11, Marie Oraessle, 20
years old. was killed, and her mother fatally
burned In an explosion believed to have
been caused by leaky gas pipes in their
"TRY ROBINSON, INDICT CALL AND RESTORE COPS"
CHICAGO, Aug. 11 Western Democratic
campaign managers believe in luck. An
nouncement was made today that the west
ern headquarters will be in the Karpen
Building. The 1912 headquarters were in
the same building and Wilson was elected.
NEW YORK. .Aug. 11. First steps In a
natlon-wlde protest against the proposal of
the bakers of the country to raise the price
of bread were taken here today by the Na
tlonal Housewives' League, when instruc
tions were sent to league officers In every
State in the Union to Investigate conditions
and arouse public sentiment against the
CLEVELAND. Aug. It. Three hundred
thousand citizens were denied their regular
portions of milk and cream today because
of the strike of more than two hundred
mlllt wagon drivers. The men demand more
wages, one day off out of every 15 and
recognition of the union,
LONDON, Aug, 11 Laurens Olnnell, an
Irish Nationalist member of the House of
Commons, who was recently convicted of
attempting to gain entrance to a prison
camp by false pretenses and was sentenced
to pay a S800 fine or go to Jail for six weeks,
filed an appeal today. The appeal Is being
supported by the Gaelic League, a home rule
MEMPHIS. Tenn.. Auir. 11 tv, t t.
Andrews, president of the local board of
health, today Issued an order abolishing
tho church communlorf cups. He said so
many persons sipping from the same cup
Bread disease, especially typhoid fever,
DETROIT. Mich., Aug 11. George A.
Owen, Detroit's oldest alderman, either fell
or Jumped to his death from the eighth
tory of the J. Henry Smith Building In the
heart of the downtown district today,
DES MOINES. la,. Aug. 1 Iowa's corn
crop la estimated at 86S.009.000 bushels this
year, at against 303.000.006 Mt year.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 11. Major General
Taaker JJ. Bliss, wststant chief of staff of
the army, today reported to the War De
partment that b had completed bis Inspec
tion of militia and regular array troops on
the border and in Mexico and has found
WASHWaTON. Aug. Jl areat Britain
baa seized 1,J0 Dutch fishing Vessel and Is
holding them at Kirkwall and other British
porta until each commander pledges to sell
a portion of hia catch to Great Britain. A
comrotMlon has been sent from Holland to
London to negotiate for the. release of the
WASHIXGTdK. Aug. 11 Plans a to
the expenditure of JlJ.itl.OOO aDDroBriattd
fee arostttifa la the army appropriation
1U! war diaauased at u. isariea of coufer
M today betwtse the Executive
mmmi&m t MM Aero Ctub of Aanirka
Continued from I'ere One
transmitted the report to District Attorney
DIRECTOR WILSON SILENT.
Tho courtroom was crowded when the
Jury made Its presentment. As the several
recommendations became known there were
ninny manifestations of surprise among the
spectators and In the corridors of City Hall.
Director Wilson refused to comment upon
the presentment, whllo Superintendent Rob
inson also declined to discuss the recom
mendation for his trial by a police board.
State Senator Edwin II. Vnro wos In
Director Wilson's ofllce when the latter re
ceived word of tho Jury's recommendations.
His only comment was that he was glad an
Increase In pay for policemen had been sug
gested. "Some of my nshcart men get more
money than policemen," he said.
D. Clarence Glbboney, president of the
Law and Order Society, said: "I will not
make a statement nt the present time, I
will wait a whllo before expressing my
opinion." Ho refused to talk on the sug
gested maintenance of the vice quarantine.
General reticence was the rule with other
political and municipal leaders.
PRESENTMENT OF JURY.
The presentment follows:
"The Grand Jury during Its term begin
ning July 10, 1916, acted upon 491 bills of
Indictment, 463 of which were returned true
nnd 28 Ignored. On July 18 we visited the
County Prison, the Home for the Indigent
and tho House of Correction, all In the
upper part of the county. On July 19 we
visited the Reed street prison and the East
em Penitentiary. Little can be said with
regard to the above Institutions save that
the management is excellent and the gen
eral condition of the buildings themselves
good. The moral and physical welfare of
the Inmates Is so well cared for that these
places should have a lasting Influence for
good with those confined therein.
"In pursuance of your Honor's Instruc
tions on July 30, last, this Grand Jury has
delved Into the conditions of vice and
gambling In our city. We appreciate that
your Honor has given us the maximum
legal Orand Jury life, but must report that
at that time was much too short for an ex
''In the short time at our disposal we
examined upward of 130 witnesses In
public, official and private life. We sought
information from every possible source. We
called an the pulpit and press and social
organizations for light and evidence-, but
legal, evidence In many directions was not
forthcoming. We were also handicapped by
the fact that many witnesses from whom
we undoubtedly could have learned much
evaded legal process by absenting them
selves from the Jurisdiction, despite the zeal
of his Honor the Mayor and the assistant
of the District Attorney In this Inquiry. We
could find no expedient to extract the truth
from men who. In our Judgment, 'deliber
ately perjured themselves to shield one another-
"In our Investigation we found that
bawdy houses, hbueea of assignation, speak
easies and gambling houses existed not only
in the so-called Tenderloin, but In sub or
extra Tenderloins In other parts of the city.
We found thai these places existed and
were known to the Police Bureau as a
matter of report and record. We found
that these places existed because of the
nature of the people engaged in these
trade,, because the houses brought profita
ble rentals to their owpers, becauao of
dereliction (-f duty on the part of Individual
members ef the police fores, because of the
ltts.dto.uacy cf the Police Bureau, because
of (he interfet-ence of politicians.
We urge that the Svltt act be Invoked
In dealing with owner of nouses uaeb) as
bawdy bouses and house of assignation.
W Uxjm3 that Ps JPpjUsa .B&sk gja
city, comprising 2700 men. in divided Into
three shifts of 900 men each, only 700 of
whom nro available for police duty ut one
time. Wo are convinced that this number
Is entirely Inadequate to pollcq our city of
approximately 1.600,000 people. We, there
fore, recommend that the police force ba
recruited to numbers commensurate with the
needs of our city and that these men be
selected with a view to moral na well as
"Wo urge upon those In whose power It
be that Director Wilson's request for an
additional E00 men for the Police Bureau be
granted and that that be done as soon as
possible so that the good effects of this raid
may prove lasting. We recommend that the
wages of patrolmen bo Incrensed and graded
so as to provide an Increased wage for
efficiency and experience which may prove
attracting to a higher grade of men for that
duty. We .recommend that the expense of
detectives and policemen detailed to do
special work be paid by the city.
"We made every effort to locate any pos
sible graft that might exist In the Bureau
of Police. We found that patrulmen taken
from the ordinary walks of life had been
placed In positions of great temptation,
We are glad to have found that the Bureau
of Police Is comparatively free from this
pernicious evil, it Is true, however, that
oven should there bo more corruption of
this nature than was found to exist by us,
conviction in such cases la difficult to ob
tain, for the reason that the persons offering
the bribe are loath to come forward and
give testimony against the officers accept
ing the bribe.
WOULD PROBE GRAFT.
"We recommend that the Director of Pub
lic Safety make a thorough Investigation in
the cases of officers William Tyson, John
E. Barratt, Jacob Markert and Michael
Kearse, charged with accepting protection
money; and that he also review carefully
the conduct of Officers Charles J. O'Brien
and Thomas Nllson, particularly as to their
connection with the so-called Haverford
Club at 613 Arch street. We recommend a
thorough Investigation of the case where,
In our opinion, two slot machines were
wrongfully returned to Beuregard, ish
"We recommend an Investigation of the
discharge without a hearing of William
Reed and the four men, whose -names the
Orand Jury has been unable to obtain, who
were arrested at Sophia Desuse's, In the
neighborhood of Thirteenth and Melon
streets, on the night of July IS last.
"We found that Intolerable condition ex
isted In the HUth and Eighth Police DIs.
trlcts. Upon further Inquiry we lesrned
from Captain Kenny that he was given a
free hand by the superintendent to manage
the police lit his own division as he saw
fit without any interference on the part of
the superintendent. We doubt very much
whether we have learned the whole truth
of the matter, but with the testimony at
hand we are convinced that either Captain
Kenny or Superintendent Robinson, or hotti,
are responsible for these conditions : and we
recommend that Superintendent Robinson,
too, go beforo the Police Board,
"We have learned that Lieutenants Stin
ger and Van Horn and Detective Lee are
what In police parlance Is known as "order
mn" that Is, men who carry out explicitly
the orders of their superiors. We could
find no dereliction of duty on their part,
nor any disobedience. We suggest general
ly that lieutenants be allowed greater lati
tude In the use of their discretion and that
they ba held to stricter accountability for
the condition of their districts,
"While little has been adduced to prove
that the police have any connection with
politics, the testimony Is such as Justifies
the Grand Jury In believing- such to be the
case. We recommend that all the testimony
taken her In the cases of men suggested
by us for further investigation be turned
over to the official or ofHciaU malting that
U Sfc Jury bell fet ihar ahsia '
be legislation enacted which would Pre
clude the possibility of police activity In
politics. Wo commend very highly the pro
posal of his Honor the Mayor to draft a
bill to be presented to the next Legislature
with the view to divorce completely the po
lice from politics. We urge him on In this
endeavor with all the moral support at our
"Wo havo learned that Inmates of the
underworld readily subscribe to fines, re
garding theso fines as the price of license.
The Grand Jury looks with nverslon at the
practice of fining these people. We regard
the fines as "blood" money whether that
money bo paid to the State as a line, to the
corrupt offlco or poll t lean as protection
money, or to the unbvrupulous lawyer as a
fee for defending them and their trade
We, therefore, urge that the system of post
poned and continued hearings be done away
with as far as possible and that prison
terms supplant lines In dealing with these
"When properly carried out by reliable
and trustworthy officers, the quarantine has
been found to be the most effective remedy
for dealing with vice conditions where It has
been found Impossible to obtain the neces
sary Information to convict of crime. Un
fortunately, quite frequently tho most in
efficient officers are used for the purpose,
sent from the outlying districts.
"In many Instances It was shown that the
officers supposed to be doing quarantine
duiy were on the most friendly and Inti
mate terms with the Inmates and propri
etors of the houses they were supposed to
Another weakness of this system Is In
the fact that the quarantine Is only In force
for a certain period of the day. Where this
course is the only one that can be adopted
to effectively curb or prevent existing evils.
we would recommend a better class of of
ficers detailed for this purpose, to be
changed frequently nnd that the quarantine
cover the full 24 hours of the day.
ABOLISH VICE SQUAD.
"We find that where officers were used to
testify In tenderloin cases they were
marked thereafter, and useless In the work
so far as that part of the service Is con
cerned. We recommend that the vice squad
be abolished and that its chores be amal
gamated with .the detective bureau. We
further urge tnat women's consorts and
habitues of the tenderloin, well known to
court officers, be excluded from the hear
ings n the Magistrate's courts and in other
courts, so that as far as possible that In
tegrity of he police bureau may remain
"In addition to the more elaborate and
generally patronized places of gambling, we
find a growing evil In the use of the corner
cigar store and pool room as gambling cen
ters and bawdy houses. Here where there
Is supposed to be nothing but an Innocent
cigar store or pool room open to the eyes of
the world, there Is behind a wooden parti
tion in the back part of such doors, or more
adroitly concealed, regular gambling dens
consisting of slot machines, poker games,
crap games and bawdy houses, all run for
the advantage of the proprietor who benefits
financially thereby. No evidence was subr
mined that policy was being played in the
city of Philadelphia.
NO ACCOUNTING SYSTEM.
"We find that at the Central Station, and.
no doubt, the system exists generally, that
the magistrates have no-system of account.
Ing for warrants Issued by them.
'This Is a matter which involves the
depriving of a man of his liberty the prin
ciple I older than- the Magna Charts. War
rant were Issued In large numbers by
Magistrates, and the Magistrates Issuing
them Jkept no record whatexv, leaving the
outcome to the police officer charged with
scrvuiK me warrant tius u a dangerous I
practice, and we protest vehemently against I
. in. cviis u4 uut ft BYsieni can iu i
Jjcaitned when it U recitmbtrd that, th
officers holding the warrants have It In their
power to serve or fall to serve such war
rants, as the expediency of the case might
inter appear to them. Wo recommend that
a Btrlct account be kept by the Magistrates
of all warrants Issued, and that receipts be
given to persons fined for all fines or other
MONET WAS DEMANDED.
"We find that Constable E. H. Beumont
demanded 3150 and accepted J125 from
Mrs. Elizabeth Zoldl, under tnreat of hav
ing her sent to Jail If tho money was not
paid, and that upon the payment of the
S125 Mrs. Zoldl was taken from Magistrate
Call's private chamber Into his court, and
"We find that Magistrate Joseph Call
took ono irresponsible citizen for ball in 19
separata cases, aggregating 38400. the citi
zen not owning one dollar's worth of real
property and having a very uncertain and
limited .personal qualification, consisting of
household furniture. This bondsman's own
qualification was his alleged Intimate ac
qualntance with prostitutes, gained, accord
Ing to his own testimony, from Hnotni in..
course with them In their haunts In the
"We consure this most strongly and If a
Magistrate has power to take such ball
there should be an amendment of the exist
ing law on the subject. If the present law
reposes that confidence In his Judicial dis
cretion, then it should be exercised most
"We view the action of Magistrate
Joseph Call In this respect as Inconsistent
with the actions of an honest and upright
Magistrate and subversive of public Jus
tice. As he had a full knowledge of the
facts Involved, we believe that he was In
fiuenced by some Improper motive We
recommend that the District Attorney be
Instructed to submit bills of Indictment
ngalnst Magistrate Joseph Call and Con.
stable E. H. Beumont before the August
"Wo recommend that professional ball-
,?,r?: !de,plvfd of tn PPrtunlty to go
ball by the Magistrates. ?or we have learned
that these ballgoers nre In sympathy with
these people and their trade, and profit
CLUBS ARE ATTACKED.
"Wo find that one of the mnt r,-iifl
causes of the Illicit sale of liquors Is the
so-called dub, In many Instances operating
under a charter of our Commonwealth.
Many of these so-called clubs have no
legitimate object, are merely one-man clubs
nnd are nothing more or less than chartered
speakeasies. Oftentimes they are patron
ized by persons high in political authority
and members of the police force are among
.v.'?V "commen that upon conviction
their charters be revoked, and even In cases
of acquittal, where there Is good reason to
bel eye that the criminal .statutes havtbeen
violated and the charter used as a cloak
for Illicit liquor traffic, that the necessary
thecharter. Uk'n r "" "voctl(m ot
"We regard this as a memorable and
worthy precedent and recommend that
ftmSS" lmlIarIr charged Jn the
"HENRY S. BERNARD.
"CHARLES E. PRIDE.
"JOSEPH T. MANNING.
"ALBERT O, BRADFORD.
"CORN E. 8PBNCELET
"JOHN B, WIDMAYER
"GEORGE A. KNABE.
-wvm j. BSIITH.
"Jossj?jB f4 wjsL-Liy,
BRITISH EXTEND GltOUND
ON SP$ME; BEAT BACK
LONDON, Aug, 11.
Advances were made by the British at
two points on tho Somme front last night,
the War Office reported today.
North of Bazontln-Ie-Petlt a short length
of German trenches was captured.
In the district north of Pozlcres the Brit
ish renewed tholr attack against the Ger
mans, forcing them back still further.
A determined counter-attack was deliv
ered by the Germans east of Pozleres, but
It was repulsed.
FRENCH TROOPS ADVANCE
NEAR HARDECOURT AND ON
THE MEUSE RIVER FRONT
PARIS, Aug. 11.
French attacks wero made on both the
Somme and Verdun fronts last night and
at both places more ground was gained.
Tho War Ofllce, In Its official communique,
states that on the Somme front the French
attacked northeast of Hardecourt, where
progress was made. In the Verdun sector
a sudden surprise attack ,was launched
against the German position at Hill No.
304, west of the Meuse. It was entirely
successful, North of the Somme the French
guns were In action all night bombarding
the German positions, This cannonade was
carried out despite bad weather.
70,000 DEAD AND WOUNDED,
35,000 PRISONERS.'IS TEUTONS'
TOLL IN BATTLE FOR GORIZIA
ROSIE, Aug. 11 The mighty four days
battle which resulted In the capture of
Gorlzla by the Italians cost the Austro
Hungarlans 70,000 men In killed nnd
wounded, not counting the prisoners, It Is
estimated In dispatches from the front.
The Austrlans have begun to bombard
the city and the defensive works erected
by the Italians east of Gorlzla.
The Austro-Hungarlan army, which fell
back from the Isonzo, has already retired
behind some of the second. Una nmiH.n.
nlln( th.li. t.... .... .. '0
i-iB bBu ucMvy suns wun tnem.
The advance ot the Italians continues
with good success. The number of pris
oners In the hands of the Italians is being
Increased all the time. It Is believed that
the total may reach 35,000.
areat numbers of Austro-Hungarlan
dead were found in their shell-wrecked
trenches and dugouts, it Is estimated that
the aggregate number of dead on tlie Teu.
ton side Is at least 20,000, while the wound
ed are estimated at 60,000.
The first direct news from nnut.
received today, and It says that the city
was less seriously damanged than was
at first reported. At the time of the cap
ture of .the fortress on Wednesday it wi,
believed that Gorlzla had been completety
wrecked by the Italian artillery Y
The number of dead and wounded among
the civilian population was not large At
the last moment the military authorities
refused to allow the Itallan-speaking part
of the population to leave, but every assist
ance was given to wealthy Austr"ans
"The fall of Gorlzla was chlefb du. to
the terrlflo efforts of a new weanL 11 5
the bombard." writes the m?i? CalIed
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eembles a larsre howl,., .- mC?.ra re"
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projectile thrown by he bomb J ?, ?'
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