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0YOR TO DECIDE
CANNOT BE TRIED
Little May Come of It, for
tiroo Thorough Probe Might
prove Boomerang, is x ear
KJUBY FOREMAN SPEAKS
Ulauor Pledge's to Clean City
of Vice and Gambling
AYOR SMITH pledges, as a re
i.tt. nf the Grand Jury revela
tions and recommendations:
To compel pohcement to resign
from political clubs, wherein "much
of the pernicious influence used to
nrotect vice is born."
P To abolish the Vice Squad. "The
sooner it is dead the better."
To eliminate "order men" from tho
nolice service and to place district
Commanders and patrolmen upon a
basis of honor and efficiency.
To war upon "decoy" cigar stores
which mask gambling houses in their
To give Superintendent of Polico
James Robinson a "square deal" by
considering the jury's referencca to
that official in conjunction with Di
rector of Public Safety Wilson.
To act promptly on tho jury's
recommendations immediately upon
his return to tho city on Monday.
m.. nmhnlilo action of Mayor Smith in
dealing with that section of tho report of
the Grand .fury which recommended tho
trial" of Superintendent of Police James
Hoblnson Is the principal topic of discus.
lion In polltloat circles today.
What the result of tha probe will bo Is
entirely In the hands of tho Mayor. Intoi
vlewed In Atlantlo City, Mr. Smith said
that ho will ask for a copy of the evidence
iralnst the polico chief and will confer
with Director of Publlo Safety Wilson on
the course to befollowed.
The Jury was In error In recommending
that he bo tried before tho Polico Board of
Inquiry becauso tho law provldos that a
man must bo tried by his superiors and
alio because the Superintendent of Police,
who holds an appointive ofTlce, Is not sub
ject to trial. Whatever action Is taken must
come directly from Mayor Smith or Director
There Is u feeling In political circles that
nothing may ever come of this section of
the Grnnd Jj'y'b presentment. Tho state
ment of a Juror, who Bald that Bevcrat of
the Jurors vintcd to censure Director of
Public Safety Wilson and Assistant Super
intendent Div's, Is regarded as significant
and as likely to have an effect on tho situa
tion. The remark of tho Juror Is taken as
an Indication that those In control of tho
affairs of the ( police will not want to look
too closely Into the doings of Robinson, for
fear such an Investigation will act as a
JURY FOREMAN COMMENTS
Henry S. Bernard, who was foreman of
the Grand Jury whichprobed tho vice con
ditions, today assumed full responsibility
for the compilation of that summary of tho
uwestteatlon. Ho also said It was he who
wrote Into the presentment the technical
error which recommends a Police Board
' trial for Superintendent of Polico Rob
inson. The young foreman declares nny legal
mistakes which crept Into the report were
due to his being a layman and not a lawyer.
"I did not request nny legal advice from
the District Attorney," ho said, "because
news of'our deliberations was 'leaking' from
the Grand Jury room to the newspapers.
I questioned the Jurors closely and they said
they did not talk to roporters. Therefore
we agreed that tho news must be coming
out from either tho District Attorney's
oraca or from that of Judgo Rogers."
In his efforts to maintain secrecy Ber
nard said ho carried the rough draft of
the presentment In his pocket after writ
The "police board" detail Bernard re
lards as trivial. "The Mavor can order
i, Robinson to be tried. Ho does not have
w arop the recommendation merely be
eauia Robinson cannot be brought before
a Police Board of Inquiry.
"I am confident the Mayor will do the
right thine. The Mavor and Director Wll-
! Jon Impressed us that they were on the
.ii. jvoDinBon sam ne alone ran tne ponce
CtPartment and wnn rfinnnlhU fnf nnnrll.
' tlons. From what he testified we gathered
i vDnn was the man and the sole
Official Who ran th rt.nn,m..nt AftHUftnnt
k Director Davis told us he held a merely
, viericai position. He made out warrants
't XOr the Various hnrnilH W fmllrin't rat
Bt 'ter him for that.
poth tha Mayor and Director Wilson
PiMged that they would clean up the police
department and see that It was run, as It
should be. Mr. Wilson Impressed us very
. to land EO others, men from whom we could
w me inside details. But they evaded
' service and we could not subpoena them,"
i According to the roreman, he wanted to
insert a recommendation that only men
learned in ttn. in k iivit.iA vi,.simA
K jMsgUftrates, but was opposed. "I under-
wtqa one or our members has aspirations
i.w become a Magistrate," ha added.
CRITICISM DRAWS BACKFITIE.
Charles Runner, clerk to the committing
, Magistrate at Central Station, takes ex
ception to the criticism of the Grand Jury,
Reveled against the alleged laxity In Magis
trates' ofllcea relative to records of war
f "i kv been clerk here for two years,"
;Mid Runner today, "and prior to that
;"e 1 had ten years' experience as assist
ant to other clerks. I feel that the state
(toent contained In the Grand Jury present-
Mfc?tnt does a grave Injustice to me and to
RiJhe men, under me. I am In a position to
IK PrOdUCa anv Xirnvrnnf loaiiAil 4mn thA (Vn
tral Station within the last 15 years. They
all Indexed and are still on We. al
qough the Magistrates who Issued them,
in many Instances, are dead or have gone
"it of office. I will gladly show any per
on, who has a proper right to look over
my records tha books in which the records
re kept, or If he desires to see them, I
wm produce the original warrants. There
i Q laxity or failure to keep records of
-wnmia issued so far as Central station
MAYOR SMITH TO RETURN.
Mayor Smith win cut his vacation short
nd be In his office Monday to consider
aCtlon On thA vovlmm ihsA tt ttlA TeDOrt.
jiTalklng t( reportera , the HoU1 chal.
gfaie, ne sal(1 he jntended to devote mm
JMIX to the mastery of the police problem
jana was resolyed he would succeed.
I ev'ry policeman and police official In the
jW of Philadelphia will be ordered and
compelled to resign from any and all
Political cluba, and it will go hard with men
fWho persist In retaining their political
.connections ia the future. "They must get
0,ut. of. these clubs," the Mayor said, "for
J in the associations formed there, I
i.outace ""d to protect vice is born."
TQ ABOLISH VICE SQUAD.
Tha Vln- 0.....a 111 U nknlUhA. "I
W ,r OHUdU Will WW V-- -
iSM it an Dutri that nnlltemen should
'atd'UV,poa the h!Bhways, flirt with women
"Jd the better for the Vic Squad."
fjnere. win be no "order men" in m.
vu?t DPrtnient under Mayor Smith from
-?- twwara, "i deplore mas were; "
have nrisen auch a condition," he-. Bald.
Every man will be placed upon a basis of
honor and efficiency. If a lieutenant Is not
nig enough or man enough to keep his dla-
i ,clean' h must be replaced by one
Th0 . A.Pd th,s "' wl aPPly down to
Policemen must have more money for
their services, he said. 'They perform use
ful work and should be dcnlt with accord
I"..1"' . U ,s a crlm8 that mcn who devote
their lives to this business should havo'
nothing better to look forward to than $3
a day. A graded system of salary and com
pensation will be a very Important part of
my efforts In the future."
The Mayor will establish a metropolitan
police system here If he thinks It can bo
done. "Throe friends of mine, who are In
a position to study the subject, are doing so
now, at my request."
Monday Is the day when tha Mayor will
actively Inaugurate his campaign for new
police conditions In this city. "I have Just
talked with Director Wilson on tho long
distance phone, and I told him I would cut
my vacation short on Monday morning and
see him In City Hall."
IS ENEMY TO VICE.
The Mayor lcvealed himself ns a sworn
enemy of vice In every form, and uttered
a dramatic excoriation of that section of
the written law by which women of tho
streets are permitted to purchase their
freedom by tho payment of fines, which
go Into tho common treasury nnd nro used
to pay tho expenses of government.
"I nm nbHolutely opposed to a jtem
that lina for lt object tlin maintenance of
this trndlo In shame, nnd one of til nrvddent
facts In Hint Its maintenance Is perpetuated
lij- a Inir which permits the ncceptnnce of
a fine as a aort of palliation of the offense.
"Owners of properties used for Immoral
purposes should bo held equally guilty with
tho lessees and Inmates thereof."
"Righto I" tald his Honor, when he read
the Grand Jury's recommendation that the
Swift antl-vUo act should be enforced. "The
Swift act ahould bo enforced every time a
disorderly house Is discovered.
"There Is no placo In decent Boclety or
In public buildings for the malo parasites
of tho underworld. Let tho Grand Jury's
recommendations on that scoro bo taken
to heart by every one In tho City Hall.
These men should bo driven from the Hall
and from tho Central polico court They
aro a disgrace."
Five hundred more policemen are ur
gently needed In this city, ho said. "I ahall
do my utmost to see that tho polico force
Is augmented by nt least COO additional
men. Tho Grand Jury'B suggestion Is a
Cigar stores where gambling Is permit
ted will be Incontinently warred against "I
have had scores of letters from mothers of
young men who gamble In back rooms of
cigar stores. I will not tolerate this."
The Mayor had JuBt arisen from bed
after a long nap, taken In nn effort to
fight off a cold, caught, he believes, whll
In the ocean two days ago. Ho said ho
was feeling fine after the nap, and was
eager to read tho presentment of tho Grand
Jury, which had been returned to Judge
Rogers In open court shortly beforo noon
yesterday. What tho Mayor said after he
read It was probably tho most portontou3
uttoranco mado by a Chief Executive of
this city In mnny years, at least bo far as
plans for Improved methods of fighting vice
and crlmo are concerned.
GIBBONEY ON QUARANTINE.
D. Clnrence Glbboney, president of tho
Law nnd Order Society, today refused to
discuss the report of tho Grnnd Jury In
general, but freely spoke on tho subject
of quarantine, making, an urgent plea for
honest application of that method to abol
ish vice, and severely condemning the man
ner In which It has been executed by tho
Ho said: "I agree with the Grand; Jury
that quarantine is Infinitely better than
segregation, but not as It has been applied
In the past Former applications havo
proved a joke.
"Tho Polico Department did not display
Intelligence, ability or honesty In pursuing
tho course of quarantine. It has In the
past been used to coerce these people (re
sort keepers and habitues) In different
"I have been before the Grand Jury nnd
expressed my opinion nbout quarantine nnd
also segregation. Their report is perfectly
satisfactory on that question. To apply
quarantine on a Bmooth nnd quietly con
ducted resort whero detectives have been
unablo to secure convicting evidence Is
good. But to have a policeman placed In
front of the door, who can be removed at
will by a division leader Is bad. It la
equally valueless to have an officer stand
ing in front of the place who nppcars to
be a 'gawk.'
"The manner of conducting the quaran
tine placed during tho last four or Ave
years is worse than a Joke. It has been
used to browbeat dlvekeepers, who should
be In Jail."
MAYOR SMITH MAY FOLLOW VICE PROBE
WITH EXPOSURE OF POLITICAL BOSSES
"When They Finish I'll Start," He Said When Jury Was
in Session Inside Story of How Big Raid Came to Be
Pulled and How He Forestalled Plan
to "Show Him Up"
"When they finish, CT1 start," eald Mayor
Smith during the vice probe by the Grand
Jury Now that the Jury has reported,
that remark atands in the way of any sat
isfaction email-fry politicians may nJoy "
a result of what they consider the failure
of the probers to cause their activities with
denizens of the underworld to cease.
Politicians of all factions familiar with
conditions In Philadelphia since the open
teg of the Smith administration know that
the Mayor has been "double crossed" by
men whom he had a right to consider his
frtendS and supporters. Just how far he
will go to letallate is a question that is
Suslng some of the guilty ones to lose
81 That the Mayor is in earnest In his de
sire to dlvorre politics from vice Is generally
believed but whether or not he will make
anyTeadway. and yet not disturb the tern
porary harmony patched up for the fall
campaign, remains to be aeen.
"Human bait" la the term applied by
poll cuTns to tho dwellers of the Thirteenth
and neighboring wards who have had the r
fllegal activities brought to light as a result
of the raid of July 15. It Is a common
Statement that these unfortunates were
made to erve the purposes of the men to
whom they looked for protection. Thfc use
of the underworld for other than voting
nurnoses Is not a novelty In this city, nor
foThe ward and dlvl.lon leaders, and the
situation la one similar In many ways to
condltlona In the past, when two Powerful
Organzatlon factions have been warring for
CLEAN AT THE START.
Mayor Smith on assuming office found a
eltv- as thoroughly quarantined against vice
was possible. He lost no time In an
nouncing in emphatic terms that the lid
would stay in place, and so Instructed Di
rector Wilson in placing him at the head of
Department of Publlo Safety. Wilson,
as a matter of course, transmitted tha
Mayor's views and orders to his subordi
nates in tho Police Bureau. A few raids
of a nonspectacular nature were made and
ih Mayor was assured that hla orders were
being obeyed. an4 that the city was "clean."
After that all was quiet
The preliminary fight for power between
the Varea and Senator McNIchoI endad with
a decisive rout of tha McNIchoI forces and
the big municipal Improvement program
involving loan of 1H."5.00 waa ap
Droved by the people and Councils. This
fhrht made bitter feallnga op both aides
and threats were made to put the Mayor
"In a hole."
It was not until hla administration was
four months old that the Mayor learned
that politicians had, behind his back, qulet
w passed the tip to the, underworld to open
un for buslne and when he did Uam It,
iMtead of caUin upon Ms. self-appointed.
head of the poWce power, b called la D.
EVENING LEDGER-PHILADELPHIA, SATURDAY, AUGUST 12, 1916;
WOULD HOLD PROPERTY OWNERS
RESPONSIBLE FOR VICE OF TENANTS
Professor Edward E3. Montgom
ery, of Jefferson College, Be
lieves This Method Would
Opposes Segregation nnd Ap
proves Grand Jury's Recom
mendation for Quarantine
of Disorderly Houses
The nctlon of the Grand Jury In recom
mending the continuance of the quarantine
on vlco resorts as tho most effective remedy
toward tho abolishing of the evil In this
city, rather than Its. segregation, wna up
held by Prof. Edward E. Montgomery, of
Jefferson Medical College,
Professor Montgomery Is of the opinion
thai pernicious vice will never ba wiped out
In Philadelphia, however, until every prop
crty owner Is held Individually responsible
for the notions of tho tenants of his houses.
Professor Montgomery, besides ldlng
tho chair of gynaecology In Jefferson Medi
cal College, Is gynaecologist to the Jefferson
Hospital. Ho la a former president of the
Philadelphia County Medical Society and
has written sovcral books dealing with so
"I think tho action of the Grand Jury
was right, in bo for as lta recommendations
for tho maintaining of a strict qunrantlno
on houses of lll-ropute are concerned," said
"As tho Jury suggested, I bellevo that,
when properly carried out by rellablo and
trustworthy policemen, tho quarantine Is
tho most effective methoa or. oenung wnn
tho problem, especially whero It has been
found Impossible to obtain the necessary
Information to convict of crlmo. Policemen
who can bo explicitly tn..tcd should be used
for this work.
"I am opposed to segregation, most em
phatically to segregation In any form. Tho
vico question has not been handled correct
ly In this city outsldo, possibly, of tho quar
antining of the houses, and this has not
been done conscientiously. Tho segregation
of vico In this city would work much harm.
It would be a black eyo to the city.
"Tho only auro method of wiping out vico
In this city, and I nm strongly In favor
of Its total abolition, Is tho holding of
property owners: responsible for tho actions
of their tenants. I am BUre thcro 1b nn
act of Legislature frnmed for this very
purpose, and I cannot comprehend why tho
law In this irgnrd Is not enforced moro
SOCIETY BANDITS' GANG
AT SEASIDE RESORTS
Government Investigates Com
plaints Coming From Atlantic
City, Cape May and Other
WOMAN LOSES $100,000
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 Society bandits,
In organized gangs, who again are plying
their trade among the wealthy patrons of
Atlantic City, Cnpe May, Bar Hnrbor and
other fashlonablo coast resorts, have ex
ncted vast sums of money from victims in
blackmailing hold-ups, according to Informa
tion reaching tho Department of Justice
Attorney General Gregory Immediately
ordered diverted tho activity of his Becret
service men from other chnnncls to "hot
trails" to npprohend nt least a dozon
suspects who have wrung thousands of
dollars from tho victimized.
Among tho numerous cases which have
been brought to the attention of tho depart
ment In the last Si hours Is that of a
prominent society woman whoso fortune
of $100,000 paid tribute to the silence of
Hundreds of other enses, tho department
suspects never will be reported. There havo
already havo been moro than 10.
Clarence Glbboney, This Is looked upon
as very significant. Director Wilson owes
his position and power to the Influence the
Vares have with the Mayor.
The tip to the Mayor carried a list of
politicians accused of collecting graft, and
has been a carefully guarded secret Much
of the information contained in it Is said
to be capable of easy proof ahould the
Mayor carry out his avowed intention of
getting the men nlgher up.
MAYOR WART OF FRIENDS.
Grafting Is secondary to political schem
ing In the present vice situation In the
opinion of Mayor Smith and the few ad
visors he-now cares to trust and take Into
his confidence. He believes he has been
made the "goat" by men he thought his
It is now an open secret that leaders of
the Penrose-McNIchol faction of the or
ganization were preparing to make a
spectacular expose of vice condltlona In
Philadelphia when foratalled by the raid
of July IS, The raid Is looked upon as
"stolen thunder" and the fact that It was
conducted largely In wards controlled by
Senator McNIchoI Is deemed significant.
That the word to open up the tenderloin
In both Vara and McNIchoI wards was
given but a abort time apart Is now ad
mitted, but la said to have resulted from
a "Xollow-your-nelghbor" action and that
the original offers of protection came first
from leaders anxious to place the Mayor In
an unpleasant light before the people and
was followed by others, who believed that
the time was ripe for a general openlng-up.
On the other hand, claims are made that
the leaders giving tha original tip that, all
waa safe believed they could wield suffi
cient Influence to save themselves as
against the Mayor.
SOME WARD LEADERS.
Congressman John R. K. Scott la the
Vara leader of the Fourteenth Ward and
only a comparatively few disreputable
houses were raided in that ward. Across
the atreet, in the Thirteenth, the destinies
of which are supposed to be presided over
by John F. Flaherty, a cleric of the courts
and Select Councilman, 'the raiding was
The Fourteenth Ward is a political fight
ing ground, the Vares being busy with
Scott Influence, and Common Councilman
William H. Jones on the ground trying to
secure a foothold in a section which la
credited to Senator McNlchoL
Politicians of both factions expect the
Mayor's activities during the late summer
and early fall to Indicate clearly Just how
far they will be able to use the vice situa
tion In future scheming and just how pow
erful some of their number will prove to
be when it comta to a ahowdown. Few
men doubt that tha Mayor la In earnest
but that he will be able to lay tha rl
culprits by tha heels U a moot question.
Drastic Police Methods
Best Treatment of Vice
Prof. Etlwnrd E. Montjromery, of
Jefferson College, expresses opinions
regarding Grand Jury recommenda
tions. Fnvors conttnunnco of quarantine
on disorderly houses.
Segregation In any form would
hurt social standing of city. Would
bo black spot on escutcheon of city.
Problem c,ould bo solved by holding
landlords responsiblo for actions of
Would stamp out vice entirely.
Believes disorderly women should
either bo given opportunity to re
form or Imprisoned If they persist in
breaking social code.
Would bo attacking root of evil
by enforcing law regarding owners
than It has teen. Surely a landlord knows
or can easily ascertain what kind of per
sons nre occupying his house or houses.
"I nm alao unalterably In favor of abol
ishing tho system of fining Inmates of
disorderly houses by muglstrntbs. Thcso
women readily subscribe to fines. They re
gard them as tha price of license, Tha
Grand Jury Is right In looking with aver
sion on this practice. Tho women regard
tho fines as "blood" money, whether thnt
money bo p.i'd to tho State as a fine, to
tho corrupt officeholder ns protection money
or to tha unscrupulous lawyer as a fco
for defending them nnd their trade. Tho
system of postponed nnd continued hcnrlnga
should be dono away with as far ns pos
sible. Prison terms should Bupplant the
JAIL FOR PERSISTENT OFFENDERS.
"Tho women who are found to bo per
sistently plying their trade without regard
for tho law snould bo sentenced to n term
of Imprisonment. I bellevo, however, thnt
thoso who "xprcss a dcslro to reform should
bo given an opportunity to do so, Thcro
aro mnny women who seo tho evil of their
way after they nio first npprehended, but
who nro given no chnnco to reform, becauso
they are put nmong their inoro unfortunate
sisters, whero the environment Is not con
ducive to thoughts of rehabilitation.
"In my opinlnn, tho root of tho evil should
bo nttacked nt first nnd. ns I havo said
before, the only way conditions can bo bet
tered hero I" the enrcful Bcrutlny of prop
erties by their owners, nnd tho reporting
of any susplc ons to the proper authorities,
under n penalty of fine r.r Imprisonment"
WHITE SLAVER TELLS
OF 3000 SCHOOLGIRLS
LURED TO THEIR RUIN
Yusso Botwin, Self-Confessed
'King' of Criminal Band, Says
Victims Were Only 16
CHILDREN OF THE POOR
NEW YORK. Aug. 12. Yusse Botwin,
solf-confcBsnd king of tho "whlto slave
trust," today added to his startling Btory
of yesterday by asserting that ho had been
instrumental l'l luring 3000 schoolgirls
from their hoMcs Into dens of vice.
Many of BotwIn'B victims wero only 16
years old nnd coma generally from families
too poor to provide good clothes nnd enter
tainment for them.
Botwln'a additional confession has as
tounded Assistant District Attorney Smith.
Botwin has pleaded guilty to ono of the
five Indictments found against him in the
Investigation of tho vico trust. Ills rovela
tons nro expected to result in the filing of
charges againxt several policemen.
Botwin, In detailing the methods pursued
to obtain the schoolgirls, said his agents
loitered around schoolhouscs and flirted.
Then came c'ftf, of candy, nutomobllo rides
to Coney Island nnd finally a trip to a
Broadway resort, winding up with a night
In a hotel. Then the girls wero Induced to
write to their mothers saying they had
eloped and were taken to a nearby city,
where they were kept for n few weeks be
foro they wero brought back to New York
and placed In disorderly houses.
"But didn't they ever try to run away
and go back to their homes?" asked the
Assistant District Attorney.
"Older girls might havo done that, but
the ones wo handled never went back homo
after we gave them their start," said Bot
win. 'That's why we picked schoolgirls."
PENROSE RAPS DEMOCRATS
Accuses Flnnnco Committee of Secret
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12. Employment
of another clerk for the Senate Finance
Committee was blocked today by Senator
Penrose of Pennsylvania, who prodded tho
Democrats for secret consideration of the
revenue measure. When unanimous oon
sent was requested for consideration of a
measure, authorizing the employment of
another clerk for tho Finance Committee,
Senator Penrose, who la the ranking Re.
publican member of the committee, said:
"I don't see why nny clerk snould be
employed. The committee Is holding no
meetings. Tha Democratlo members of It
are meeting, but the committee is not"
As a result of the Senator's objection. It
was impossible to get It up for consideration.
POLICEMAN MOORE DIES
Succumba to Injuries-Sustained on Duty
Two Months Ago
Vincent Moore, a policeman, 40 years old,
0780 Osage avenue, la dead on account of
Injuries received In an automobile collision
on June 16 last.
Moore was accompanying a boy, who had
been struck by an automobile, to the hos
pital, and the machine was struck by an
other car. Moore has been In St. Joseph'a
Hospital since then. He was riding on the
ateps at the time of the collision.
Peanut Causes Child's Death
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa., Aug. 12. A pea
nut that lodged in the windpipe of the 2.
year-old son of 'Edward Snider, of Hepburn
Vllle caused Its death at the local hospital,
In an effort to save the life of the
child an Incision was made In hla windpipe
and a tube Inserted, through which the
child breathed for nearly 48 hours before
Don't iunr irom vmnwi
VU. Ler Ulcers. Ucak Ankle.
Snellen ! r f
trouble! wbtcit sed constant, cr.
UCOBl5 'LACED STOCKINO
will mak 70U bappy and caar.
Tbrovr away torturing claatlca or
troublcaoma tandasra. and fprcat
It troubles. Corllaa Stocking
mad to ineaaura, -without alaatlo.
wear for many months. Waaa.
bio and sanitary- Kabt and dur
able, v-oas oiuj ., wwvuf wr
two for tb earn Umb. fS.OO. and
you'd sladiy pay much mora for
upport aou cua. , uu
meaaured frea. or write tu
n.amiiremiit bl&nlr ria. B.
tTA,ira D to B daily. Sat. 9 to i.
IV. alao make abdominal belte
fcon elaatlsl to order.
TO BE MOBILIZED BY
Government Inspectors to Bo
Stationed at Every Plant With
View to Making Service
Best in World
SCHOOLS FOR AVIATORS
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12.--Plan8 were
completed today by tho War Department
for tho complete mobilization of the air
craft Industry of the country to make tho
army nero servlco the superior If possible
of nny In tho world.
In brief the plan Is this:
Government Inspectors will bo stationed
at each plant In tho country nnd tho Gov.
ernment stamp will bo on every part of
each machlno turned out
Schooli for flyers will bo founded by tho
mnchlno makers backed by tho Government,
tho prospective flyers will bo passed on
by tho Government beforo entering tho
schools, nnd after tho course wilt bo en
rolled ni army llycrs.
Advliory oxperts and army nvlatlon
corps experts will speclallzo In perfecting
nn neroplano motor superior to nny In
Tho National Guard wilt be completely
equipped with nero squadrons. Ono squad
ron will be created for each mllltla division
of thp country, of which there are 10. A
squadron will consist of 20 officers and 140
mcn. Each squadron will have 13 "f.rst
lino" flying machines, 12 to replace thesa
In caeo of loss or nccldent in action nnd a
further reserve of 12 machines.
Tho lessons of the European wnr have
profited tho War Department po much, It
wns admitted today, that tho aviation corps
has perfected an nrmy neroplano which
will fly fnstcr nnd climb faster and higher
than tho formidable Germnn "Fokkcr" ma
chine'. Tho heads of tho corps nro not
sntlsf cd, though, and wilt contlnuo to ex
periment with every type.
In addition to the flying schools to be
CBtnliilshed nt points whoro machines nre
madn, tho army will maintain scparato fly
ing BChools nt San Diego, Chicago nnd
Mlnoola, Long Island, New York.
NOW BLAMES ANOTHER
Man Whose Admission of Double
Slaying Frees Convict Ac
cuses Third Man
NKW YORK. Aug. 12. Irving 'King, n
horso trader nnd peddler, who confessed
Thursday that ho murdered Chariest I'helps.
an aged West Shelby, Orlenns County, N.
Y., farmer nnd his housekeeper, Miss Mar
garet Wolcott, on March 21, 1915, mado a
second confession yesterday, Implicating
his friend, Clarcnco O'Connell, now In Au
burn prison. In tho double crime. Ho de
clared that whereas ho wielded only a club
In tho attack at tho farmhouse, O'Connell
used a pistol with deadly effect.
If tho confession Is confirmed Charles
V. Stlelow, tho stolid Germnn farmhand
"with a mentality of n child of seven," the
dato of whoso execution for the crime, had
been set nt Sing Sing for four dlfftcnt
days, will becomo a free man, nnd Neyon
Green, Sticlow's nephew, now undergoing
n 20 yenrs' sentence at Klmlra becauso he
pleaded guilty to participation In the dou
ble murder, also will get his liberty.
King's second confession was made at
Jamestown, N. Y., whero ho was arraigned
following his arrest nt Pavilion, N. Y on
Thursday for shooting Lewis Drown, a
Jnmestown storekeeper. In November, 1914.
"Who says I shot Brown?" asked King.
"Clarence O'Connell, who Is now serving
tlmo In Auburn," he was told. "Ho has
made a deposition chnrglng you with tho
"Tho dirty llttlo skunlt 1" exclaimed -King.
Then he added: "I'll tell you what I know
He said ho was In Medina, N. Y., on tho
day of the murder and met O'Connell.
O'Connell asked him If he wanted to make
some money, ho said, and ho replied. "Go
ahead, I'll be with you." Lnto in the day
they got a horse and buggy and drove out
into tho country.
King said they stopped In front of "old
man I'holps' house" and through the win
dow they saw I'helps reading.
"Wo got out nnd I got n hnrdwood broom
handle," King said. "Whon Phelps came
to tho door I knocked him down with It.
O'Connell and I went Inside. A bedroom
door opened and a woman in her night
clothes camo out. She saw Phelps on the
floor and O'Connell and mo as sho ran out
of the door. O'Connell shot her through the
"O'Connell ransacked the bureaus and
got a roll of money. He gave me $100. That
Is all I got. The old man began to atlr
around on the floor and he was shot three
times. O'Connell had the gun. I had the
King pleaded not guilty In the Brown
case and was sent to the Little Valley jail
to await the aotlon of the Qrand Jury.
CARRANZA RUMOR DENIED
Reported Imprisonment of First Chief
Untrue, Arredondo Hears
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12. Ambassador
Designate Arredondo, of Mexico, today re
ceived an official denial from Mexico City
of the report from El Paso that First Chief
Carranza had been Imprisoned In his capi
tal. "The report la entirely untrue, as we
believed from the first," the Mexican Em
bassy officials said.
CHESTER. Pa.. Aug. 12. Samuel Ander
son, 80 years old, a member of a family
prominent In Delaware County for a cen
tury, died at his home here yesterday after
an illness of a few weeks, the first Illness In
his life. In early life Mr. Anderson waa a
Philadelphia business man. Forty-flve
years ago he went with the Pennsylvania
Railroad, being connected with the auditing
department. He was retired 10 years ago.
He waa paymaster on the United States
steamer Jacob Bell during the Civil War,'
Three children survive.
Baltimore & Ohio R.R.
Baltimore and Return
"Washington and Return
SUNDAY, AUG. 13th
Special Trains Lear Ztth and Cbeatnat
St.. Blatlon 8:00 A. M. 00th St. Station
8a A. u.
Savlar waUr for U cltr
mean savin- laosey for
ASK VOllt PI 111 HER or
PbiU Meter Co.. 942 Baal
ISatata Truat lluUdnu
DIES ON STREET CAR
Prank Retlifer, Manufacturer, Had Pre
monition of Sudden End nnd
Prepared for It
Frank Redlfer, a manufacturer of shoe
lasts, was stricken on n trolley car this
morning at Sevententh and Market streets,
while en route to his place 6f business at
139 Race street, nnd died before medical
nld cculd bo summoned. Mr. Redlfer had
a premonition thnt such n thing would hap.
hen. He told one of his clerks to take his
new address last night when he left his
office, "because I might drop dead on a
trollc:' car and no one would know where to
take me," wero his words.
M Redlfer lived at 2263 North Lambert
street. He was riding on n south-bound
Sevententh street car. When - the car
car readied Mnrkct street he collapsed..
McCort, n policeman of tho Second and
Chrlrtlan streets station, wan on tho car
nt tho time. McCort halted nn automobile
and put Mr. Rcdlfer's unconscious form In
the car nnd ordered tho driver to rush
to tho Medlco-Chl Hospital. Mr. Redlfer
never regained consciousness.
Mr. Redlfer was 4E years old. He was
a member of the firm of S, S. Redlfer & Co.
His wife died only a month ago. Since her
death Mr. Redlfer has Buffered several
strokes Tho Identification was mado
through papcrB found on his body.
TAXPAYERS' LEAGUE '
FOR CIVIC UPLIFT OF
C0LLINGSW00D, N. J.
Leading Business and Profes
sional Men of Borough Organ
ize Against Municipal
NONPARTISAN IN SCOPE
COLLINGSWOOD, N. J., Aug. 12. Lead
Ing business nnd professional men of this
borough, many of whom nro veterans of
battles that have been waged n tho past
against municipal crookedness In this rapid
ly growing town, mustered Inst night under
tho nnmo of tho "Taxpayers' League of Col
llngswood" for nnothcr campaign. Clvlo
preparedness Is tho slogan of the new
league, nnd It has for Its chief aim co
operation with the munlclpnl authorities In
nil clvlo matters that stand for a square
deal for tho peoplo of Collngswood. At n
mass-meeting held nt tho residence of
Gcorgo W. Warren, of West Side, a consti
tution nnd bylaws were adopted, and tho
following wero elected officers to serve for
William II. Hay, president; George W.
Wnrrcn, first vico president; Frank 11.
Stevens, second vico president; James A.
Naves, treasurer, nnd C. II. Grlscom, sec
retary. It was decided to Incorporate the body
nnd tho newly elected president appointed
an executive committee of 25, comprising
Gcorgo J. Haven. Frank C. Goldner, H. C.
Bancroft, Sr., Frank B. Codling, F. II.
Bond, II. G. Bleakley, J. C. Doughten, J.
G. Potorson, Charles L. Guss, Joseph Lu
Mounco. W. F. Shirley, Sr., G. M. Degln
thcr, H. S. Hudson, Allen B. Ross, James
L. Greenwood, C. G. Branch, J. n. Wells,
F. C. Holmes, J. W. Dlffcnderfer, William
Lodge, Benjamin 13. Mahan, Dr. G. IS. Day,
Joseph B. Kates and II. Gllmore.
Frank H. Bond, chairmen of the Borough
Council's Flnanco Committee, wns tho prime
fnctor in tho lengue movement. Since Mayor
Jack was Inducted Into ofllco last January
Mr. Bond ha3 stood alone In the council
manic proceedings In opposition to a num
ber of propositions, not the least of which
waa a streot paving one Involving tho ex
penditure of nbout $150,000. Immcdntcly
following tho declslvo defeat of tha meas
ure by nn nroused community at n special
election last month, tho borough adminis
tration came back with another one con
cerning the financing of the sewer dlsposnl
plant, which is being operated under a
Another of tho mnny matters affecting
the welfare of Colllngswood which tho
Taxpayers' Leaguo may havo to take up
with the borough authorities concerns tho
recent erection of a large wooden factory
building within tho 11 ro zono. The ordi
nance, approved April, 1913, prohibits the
erection of a structure built of wood within
tho fire zono ; It also requires that a build
ing built In violation of the measure shall
bo torn down by order of tho city author
ities at tho expense of tho owner. The
leaguo Is nonpartisan and its acts are abso
lutely Independent of political control.
Easton Youth Must Stay at Home
BASTON. Aug. 12. Easton's Health
Board has Issued a notice barring children
under 16 years from all public gatherings.
The crusade to "clean up" the town con
tinues and persons arrested by the sanitary
squad have been fined.
Enable. Tou to Handle Offlee and Factory
1. It U apnroied br l'enn.jlranla Depart
ment of Labor and lndu.trr. ,
X. It la approved or renn.rlranla Compen
..tlnn Itntlnr nnd Inspection llurean.
It will brine tno hlfti.it rebate for each
equipment on compeniatlon Insurance.
It la cuaranteed to pa., all Inspection..
It contain, tunica! dreaelnrs IndUliluaUr
7.' it la the mo.t economical one wb.n con
tent, ore considered.
8. It baa been proTen br experience to be the
mo.t practical one for industrial u.e,
n It ran be refilled without annorance.
10. It nil! aatt.fr 70U.
With complete equipment, ready for u.e.
niack enamel cabinet, bra.a trimmed, .00.
White enamel, braae trimmed. 110.00.
Burclcal Drea.lnaa Pharmaceutical!
rraot York Street.
ainimisea m. euudc 01 luiacuua.
Phonet Bill Sen. S1I7.
Kcv.Ea 1481 B.
Today's Boy Scouts
IN Sunday's Public Ledger James E. West,
Chief Scout Executive, B. S. of A., tells about
the work the Boy, Scout organisation is accom
plishing in transforming the nation's youth into
physically fit young men and of the rapid strides
that the Boy Scout movement has made in Amer
ica. Head his article in
OF CHURCH APPROVAL
MADE BY HIBERNIANS
Father McDermott, AnnwerJnf
Secretary O'Dea, Says Prelate),
Though Chaplains, Never In
dorsed Purposes of Order
DID NOT KNOW SECRETS
The Rev. Daniel I. McDermott today la
sued a new challenge to John O'Dea, State
Secretary of the Ahclcnt Order of Hiber
nians. He questions thnt such men aa Car
illnals Farley nnd O'Connell, aa well aa
other prelates. Instanced by Mr. O'Dea na
national chaplains of the order, aarictloned
Its objects, nnd he Intimates that they had
no Inner knowledge of lta purposes and
"As to the appointment of such men aa
Cardinal Farley, of New York; Cardinal
O'Connell, of Boston; Archbishop Glcnnon,
of .St. Louis, nnd Bishop John Foley, of De
troit, ns national chaplains of the order,"
said Father McDermott, "they were no
doubt appointed without consultation, and
formally nccepted rather than offend any
one, but I believe I could safely challenge
the order to bIiow whero at any time any
chaplain was ever sought for comfort or
advice In connection with tho internal affairs
of the order,"
Replying to Mr. O'Dca's statement that
Archbishop Wood obtained his information
of the Mollle Magulro crimes in tho coal
rcglona from Francis I. Gowen, president
of tho Reading Railway Company. Father
McDermott Bald that Archbishop Wo6d Is
sued n pastor j 1 letter against the order
12 years before Mr. Gowen took Up tha
practice of tho law. "Mr. Gowen," ho
said, "was educated at a Roman Catholic
Institution, although his father was a strict
Presbyterian, and when his education waa
completed he went Into business and failed.
"Owing to tho manly wny ho met hla
failure he mado hosts of friends, nnd aftor
ward, when he studied law, ho was elected
District Attorney, subsequently becoming
attached to tho legal department of tho
Reading road and finally becoming lta pres
ident" Decision In tho case of Father McDer
mott's resignation ns rector of St. Mary'a
Church, Fourth nnd Spruce streets, Is stilt
In abeynnce, awaiting the return to tho city
of Archbishop Prendcrgast. Father McDer
mott meanwhile Is In chargo of tho parochial
O'Dea's latest statomont sets forth regret
thnt no more formidable menace could be
found by Father McDermott against which
to launch hla attacks than tha Hibernians.
"It would Kecm also," said Mr. O'Dea,
"that tho oaat holds somo lessons which
should nourish grntcful momorlcB In a
Cathollo rectory, for according to no leas
nn authority than the late Cardinal Moran,
of Australia, tho order waa accustomed to
exorcise among Its functions tho protection
of Catholic pi.octs during tho rigor of the
ponal laws In Ireland."
Mr. O'Dea, nnswcrlng Father MoDer
mott's charge that Archbishop Wood knew
mo operations or tno Molly Magulres, said
tho priest did not atato that tho Archbishop
got tho greater part of hla Information
from tho man whoso Interest It waa to
destroy their labor organization, from the
man who hlrea nn Informer to go into
their organization and later betray them.
O'Dea quoted the late Archbishop Ryan aa
having said .that It had been decided by
prominent ofllolals of the Church to rec
ognize the Ancient Order of Hibernians.
NAMING OF JONES ATTACKED
Pcnroso Seeks to Prove Geodetic Sur
vey n Horso Fraud
WASinNGTON, Aug. 12. Democratlo
appointments again wero under fire in tha
Senato today. Senator Penrose opening a
prepared attack on Dr. E. Lester Jones,
Chief of the Coast and Geodetic Survey.
Ho read a prescription which Doctor Jones
once wroto for an ailing animal to prove
him a "horso doctor."
"While I have no prejudice against this
noble profession," said Senator Penrose. "It
Is slightly beyond my comprehension how
ono of lta membera happened to be chosen
head of the Coast and Geodetic Survey,"
"Come Oat of the Kitchen-
One family dinner In- our
large, high-calling, Iced-aUr
cafe and your gaa stove will
observe Sabbath the entire
excellent muala and our
prompt, "on-the-Inatant aerr
tee" are added features.
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