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. PENSION MUTUAL
; :$ tm m i a s 1 o n e r Promises
'Scandal in Insurance
PREPARES FOR FIGHT
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i Insurance Commissioner J. Denny O'Kell
arrived here today from Harrlsburg, Pa.,
and held A. conferenco with Chief Kxnm-
InVr William J. Honey, of tlio Insurance
XJepartment, discussing tho nrfnlrs of the
I'onalon Mutual Llfo Insurnnco Company,
of Pittsburgh, and the Union Casualty In
turaflco Company, ot Philadelphia. An
. application for receiver has been made
; idr' both companies, both of which are con
troSvutty tho Consolidated Investment Com
pany, -.villi offices In the Kinanco BulldliiK.
Tlio vftill of Commissioner O'Nell to this
City followed reports ho had received that
the two companies would mako a legal
fight against tho application for receiver,
which will bo nrgued In the Dauphin County
courts nt Harrlsburg, November 27 and 29.
"I wilt call on several officials of banks,"
enld Commissioner O'Nell, "who nau ucai
JhbS with the companies controlled by Lyn
don D. Wood. I want to equip myself
,wllh all tho Information posslblo because
fX ha,ve heard that Wood Is planning to
Oppose tho nppllcntlon for receivership In
tho caso of tho Union Casualty and tho
Pension Mutual. Wo nro getting more In
formation every day. Before this Investi
gation Is ended I predict there will be iv
scandal and I don't care whom It hits."
Commissioner O'Nell brought with him
many records nml documents doallug with
tho two companies.
I0SSES OF PENSION MUTUAL
ESTIMATED AT ABOUT MILLION;
PROTEST OF POLICYHOLDERS
Bu a Staff Corrfpondtnt
k ilAmUSBUna. Nov. 17. Insurance
Commissioner O'Nell and Attorney General
OBrovyn probably will get together today nnd
decide on tho best steps to take In regard
to tho tangled affairs of the Pension Mutual
Llfo Inauranco Company.
Tho State officials now estimate tho loss
to policyholders at almost a million dollars.
They want to do their bent by tho policy
holders In way of making a return to them ;
they also want to make any of tho com
pany's ofllclala who -violated the law pay
their ponnlty, and finally they want to de
termine tho best way to prevent In the
future nny Insurance company's being al
lowed to bring IU affairs to such a pass.
However tho positions of tho stockhold
ers and the omdals whom Commissioner
O'Nell believes wronged them nro finally
determined, the Stuto probers are deter
mined (o see that the future Insuranco com
panies will bo held to a moro atrlct accounting-
all along the line, so that a Pension
Mutual Llfo Insurance Company story can't
bo written under another name.
Nearly every train reaching Hnrrlnburq
brings one or moro policyholders of the
Pension Mutual Life Insurnnco Compiny.
Bomo of them come from, na far as Kon
tucKafv Among the arrivals are women.
some or mem are in mo iwciuies; omcrs
are In tho fifties. As they walk out of the
railroad station, they mnko their way to
ward Capitol IIIII. They are hero to find
out whether they have lost the money
Which they havo Invested In policies of the
company. Insuranco Commissioner O'Nell'a
' latest estlmato of loss to policyholders Is
From Chambersburg, Pa., came two men
representing a group of Investors who ex
changed their stock In a solvent company
for stock In tho Insolvent Pension Mutual
Life Insurance Company. They held a. con
ference with Commissioner O'Nell, who as
sured them that he was trying to untangle
the affairs of their company.
A former stable boy nt a western race
track, and now In tho sixties, walked up the
steps of the Capitol this morning. Ho held
a policy Issued by the Pension Mutual Life
Insurance Company, For years he has
ben paying premiums to that company
"I'm a game loser," said the former sta
ble boy, whose home la Lexington, Ky.,
"and many a day passed by In my llfo that
I never cashed In on ft ticket, but I never
kicked, because I had a run for my money.
Hut this Is, the rawest deal that I ever got
In my batting experience. I guess I'll leave
tho Insurance game for a while."
The next visitor to the Capitol was a girl
Btudent In the Wadlelgh High School. In
New York. She represented her mother,
Who Is a policy holder lit tho Pension Mu
tual Life Insurance Company.
"Mother loot her eyesight recently nnd
the policy which she has was to become duo
shortly. We were planning to send mother
t? Vienna to havo her eyes examined by a
specialist. I guess our plans will not ma
terialize now," said she.
"t guess not, girlie," said the former
table boy from Kentucky,
Tho occupations of some of tho policy
holders who are seeking to be enlightened
on the affairs of tho Pension Mutual Life
Insurance Company range from laborer to
salesmen. There are physicians, merchants
and also a few lawyers who frankly admit
that they now realize that they don't know
si) much about insurance law as they
thought they did.
'. TOERENT TO RULE
BerJin Dispatch Says King Will
Be Chosen Later Jews
to Be Factor
."AMSTERDAM, Nov- IV. A vicegerent
fsrill ba appointed for Poland until a king
JSjyKwen, eayB a dispatch from Berlin to-
i Jewish churchmen will play an Impor
tant part In the new government of Po
land.. The administrative councils of cuun.
try communities will be composed of eleven
lumbers, three of them rabbis, based on
, "tie, principle of proportional represmta-
yVfh Supreme Jewish Council will he
faampoMO. Qi twenty-one members, of whom
' TSim will be rabbis.
fiFTeat communities wtll have their affairs
Blustered by subboard chosen by 'the
4 ueUl organization la provided for tho
igggtr Jwlh communities. It will be
(iivmK64 of .parlsliea delegates having1 par-
ftygifl jftfy powers.
Tttfe ysrush delegate will form a part of
- 4iUnltUivtratlve council
Dim After Breaking Hif Lg
rJUft HoJiq, fifty year old, died at the
pgtat-CMnn-gleal Hospital today from
cBju.-t ot Drtaiunis am Jeff when he
f, saioon at im Harlwt Ktreet No
t i Holm Who lived at ttil North
' JigwiiroHt ttmt, dclar4 that ha hid
'lc from behind but nut arrests
Th bartsndw, Ttwwa
gM( at the FUtMBU! a&a
J. HARTLEY MANNERS
PlnywrlRht, who indorses tho work
of tho Evknino Ledger in expos
ing the drujr trnffic. Ho is tho'
author of n drama dealing with tho
effects of narcotics.
WAGE BOOST REFUSED,
THREE POLICE RESIGN
Patrolmen Suy Net Income of
$1000 a Yeur Can't Pay Cost
' of Living
Threo policemen nttnchcil to the Sixty
first nnd Thompson strcctn ntutloti have
resigned during tho last week because of
failure of tho city to Increaso their pay
nnd make It commensurate with the In
creased cost of living.
Tho threo, tho last of whom handed In
his badgo anil keys to Lieutenant Ilwiug
this morning, have served nn nggreg.ilo of
These resignations ate taken to Indicate
that many policemen throughout the city,
disgusted by the stand taken by Mayor
Smith and Councils' Kinanco Committee In
refusing to Incrcasa tho wages of pollccmun
from their present rato of $3 a day, will
quit the forco to work In munitions fac
tories. Considerable feeling has been
aroused among tho policemen over their
Tho policemen who leslgued and time
DAVID JACOI1S. 1)080 Cailowhlll street, four
yrnra on furcn
JOHN MHII1.MAN. 212S South Lambert Btreet.
thrt-o oum nn fori c
Ol;ollOC T1IOMAH. 1321 Westminster avenue.
elslil years on force.
The patrolman receives on nn nvcrngo of
1100 u year. Out of this ho must pay a
political assessment of $1, about j.tS a
year for the pension fund and other Items,
nnd this year the Increased cost of uniforms
over tho amount alloted htm by the city
forces him to pay $22 from his own pocket.
This brings his net Income, down to $1000
a year nn amount that tho police say In
Inadequate to support a family.
STEWART AND RADNOR
HUNTS CHASE THE FOX
Forty Riders Follow English
' Pack in Exciting Day's
WI3ST CHESTB.K, Pa., Nov. IT. Fol
lowing tho English pack of tho 'lladnor
Hunt, nbout forty riders representing the
W, Plunkett Stownrt Hnut, of Unlon
vllle, and tho lladnor Hunt slatted from
Unlouvlllo early today for the second clay
ot Joint hunting by the members of the two
organizations, being joined by Victor Ma
ther nnd vvlfu and Gilbert Mather, of tho
Charles K. Mather llrandyulno Hunt.
A fox which promised some good uport
way stnrted soon nfter leaving for tho
open country, and the English pack went
away In lino form, the ground being In
much better condition than It was yester
day, when tho chases were slow and drag
ging, although three foxes were chased to
cover after runs of about an hour each.
The first one was found at the Webb uoods,
circled about and-took to cover near tho
Street toad. Tho second one was foun'd
In it fle'd at the Logan farm, but popped
Into a. nolo before giving the hounch) any
sport. Tho third started at tho I'lerco
farm, ran for an hour nnd gavn a splendid
chase, the condition of tho ground having
much Improved by the afternoon.
The Uadnor hunters were entertained
over night nt the Stewart place and mndn
nn early start for the meeting point today.
Tomorrow the lladnor Stewart. Pickering;
and Mather hunts will meet for the stait at
Marshallton, as they have done for several
seasons, and tho l'tcKerlng and Mather
hounds will probably be tho only ones used
In tho chase.
Among the members of the two hunts fol
lowng tho hounds today aro Victor Mather
and wife, ailbort Mather, of Philadelphia;
Thomas Cotesuortli, Walter Strawbrldge,
William Miles, Miss Collins, David II.
Sharpe, Orvlllo Roberta, Jerry King, James
It, Warren, Ilenjamln Chow, Mr. and Sirs.
Howard Henry, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Munu,
Mrs, Montgomery, William Cotter, Antelo
pevcreaux, Mrs. Antelo Devereaux, Wil
liam Kerr nnd William Woyd,
City News in Brief
K.U.I.lMi DOWN a (light uf klepa U.t
night at the Southern Hlgli School. Broad
.street and Snyder avenue. Joseph Hutchin
son, sixty-tour years old, of U00 Kouth
TPth street, suffered a broken loft leg and
poaslblo Injuries, ltutohinson was making
his rounds uf the building when he slipped
and fell fifteen steps tu the first floor. lie
crawled to the front door, where he was
found by a policeman, who eint 'him to St.
A CONTHAOT roll TUP ItUII.DINfl of
sixteen branch sewers, to cost 1250,000, was
given out today by Director Dat.sman, of
tha Department ot Publlo Works. The work
la to ba done In different sections of the
city. Most of the work was awarded to
Kmlllo Fascuzxl, a city contractor.
CITY AIU'OIN'TMKNTS today Included
Oustav Weiss. SJ 15 North Falrhlll street,
engineer, Bureau of Fire, salary fl00;
James A- Alexander. 1)30 Kait Brie ave
nue, apprentice in the Electrical Bureau,
salary I7J0; Itaymond McOee. i:u Tlca
street, clerk. Bureau of Health, salary, 730.
FIKH DESTROYED a lurgo billboard
which stood on a vacant lot at Wyoming
and Bellneld avenues. According to the
pone, coys, woo paa maa a oonQre
UVIiMtfG LEDGlillt-PHlLAUE'LPHIA, FIUDAY, NOVISMBBK 17,
PRESIDENT WILSON'S THANKSGIVING '
PROCLAMATION ISSUED TODAY
IT HAS lone; been tho custom of our pcoplo to turn in the fruttful nutumn
of tho year in prniso nnd thanksdving to Almighty God for Hl3 blessings
nnd mercies to us as n nation. The yonr that hns clnpscd since wo last
observed our tiny of thnnksjrivlnp; has been rich In blessings to us ns a
people, but tho whole face of tho world has been dnrkened by war. In tho
midst of our peace nnd happiness, our thoughts dwell with painful disquiet
upon tho Btrugglcs nnd sufferings of the nntions nt war, and of tho peoples
Upon whom wnr has brought dlsnster without choice or possibility of escapo on
their part. Wo cannot think of our own happiness without thinking also of
their pitiful distress.
Now, therefore, I, Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States of
Amcricn, do npnoint Thursday, the thirtieth of November, as a day o
national thanksgiving nnd prayer nnd 'urge and advise tho peoplo to resort to
their Bevcrnl places of wurship on that day to render thanks to Almighty
God for tho blessings of peace and unbroken prosperity which Ho has
bestowed upon our beloved country in such unstinted measure. And I also
urge nnd suggest our duty in this, our day of peace and abundance, to think
in deep sympathy of tho peoples of tho world upon whom tho curse and
terror of war has so pitilessly fallen, nnd to contribute out of our nbundant
means to tho relief of their sufferings. Our pcoplo could, in no better wny,
show their real ntlitudo toward tho present struggle of tho nations than by
contributing out of their nbundnncc to tho relief 01 tho Bufferings which war
has brought in Its train.
In witness whereof I havo hereunto set my hand and caused tho seal of
tho United States to be nfflxcd.
Done nt the city of Washington, this seventeenth dny of November, in
tho year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred nnd sixteen, nnd of tho
independence of the United States tho one hundred und forty-first.
(Signed.) WOODItOW WILSON.
RAILROADS AND MEN PREPARED
FOR HEARING ON EIGHT-HOUR LAW
Contlntirtl from Thro Or.e.
clllo or tho Santa Fe Itallroad. It has be
come known here. TIicbo petitions to hold
up tho law's effectiveness on January 1
urn set for argument next Thursday. They
aro tho llrst of tho contemplated B000 no
tions, ami an tlmo Is tho Important ele
ment In tho prefent litigation the choice
probably will fall on them.
Tho Department of Justice attorneys con
tinue working nut their course of action.
It Iihh been fairly definitely decided now
to take a slnglo case, tho decision on which
will bind every other court of lower Juris
diction 011 tho immo HiiltM. Whether Attor
ney Ueneral flregory will walvo tho neces
sity of tiling suits by every road In overy
Judlclnl district has not been announced
yet. Tho railroad men have sent word to
nlm they will agree to nny proposition ho
STATE KAIIi C'OMMISSIONBKS
RES1IMK DEBATE ON QUESTION
OF SUKKENDKIUNti AUTHORITY
WASHINGTON, Nov 17. The Nntional
Association of Klato Itallroad Commission
ers resumed tho light started yesterday over
the iiucRtlou whether Federal or Stato com
mlniilotvi shall rcgufate Issues ot stocks and
liond-i of Interstate public scrvleo corpora
tions A resolution Indorsing Kcdernl con
trol has been temporarily rejected.
Former United States Senator Brlstow,
of tho ICnnsas commission: Commissioner
Thompson, of Illinois; Commissioner
Tliorne, of Iowa, nnd others nro contending
hotly for Stato sovereignty, while Commls
Hloncrfl Cnrr, of Now York; Kdgnrton, of
California, and Duncan, of Indiana, arc
fighting for Federnl control, declaring that
chnon will continue unless the Federal Gov
ernment la given absolute control of secu
A special commute" w.in appointed to
co-operate with the Interstate Commerce
CommlhHloii In Its probo of the nation-wide
car shortage Frank II. Funk, commissioner
of tho Public Utilities Commission, of
Illinois, was named chairman of tho com
mittee A resolution urging Congress to confer
upon tho Interstate Commerce commission
authority to establish rules and regulations
with rc&pect to exchnnge. Interchange and
return of equipment between tho railroads
TRAINMEN EXPECT NEW ACT
FOR EIQHT-IIOUR-DAY IF ROADS
WIN FIGHT IN ADAMSON LAW
CliKvnijAND, Nov. 17. Confident that
should tho Adamson eight-hour law fall
President WJlson will provide another
measure which will Insure trainmen of an
olght-hour day, heads of the railroad
brotherhoods hero today scouted the pos
sibility of a general strike In January.
Warron S. Stone, head of the Urother
hood of Locomotive Engineers, Bald thnt
If tho Adamson eight-hour law was knocked
out trainmen looked to President Wilson
for an effective substitute.
Possibilities that the strike vote taken
last summer would pot hold good for a
strike In January loomed today, nnd broth
erhood ndlclalH said this question would
have to be determined at a meeting In
News of n possible further conference
between railroad heads and employes com-,
ing from Washington preceded tho state
ments from tho brotherhood heads. This
Is believed to Indicate tho willingness of
the brotherhoods for. further consideration
of tho eight-hour law und amendments
which might mako It moro satisfactory to
W. S Carter, president of tho Brother
hood ot Locomotive Firemen, and George
II Sines, vice president of the Brother
hood of Itallroad Trainmen, both doubt the
possibility at a strike.
"A railroad strike la a remoto possibility,"
William Q. Lee. president of the Broth
erhood of Itallroad Trainmen, alone refused
to comment on the situation.
SIX HUNDRED CORPORATIONS
VOTE TO SUPPORT RAILROADS
IN FIGHT ON EIGHT-HOUR LAW
NF.W YOItK. Nov. 17 The National
Founders' Association, lepresentlng more
than 600 uf the leading manufacturing cor
porations of the country, has voted In
session. here to put "the entire power and
Influence of the organization behind the
railroads In their fight to prevent the en
forcement of the Adamson olght-hour law,"
It was said that this resolution would ba
followed by similar resolutions to ba
adopted soon by other great Industrial or
ganizations In various parts ot the country,
all of which are Included In the newly or
ganized National Industrial Conference
Board, which came Into existence at Wed
nesday's session pf the Founders' Associa
tion. One of the main purposes of the
board la to resist demands by labor organi
zations, which Its members consider unjust
The convention of tha American Federa
tion of Ijibor In Baltimore is marking time
as Its leaders prepare for the eight-hour
fight. The trainmen's brotherhoods' leaders
will ask and get the federation's support
next week. The convention may launch a
greater fight for an eight-hour law for all
COMMERCE CHAMBER COUNCIL
WOULD HAVE NATION ENFORCE
WASHINGTON. Nov. IT Itegulatlon of
railroads and prevention of railroad strikes
were questions subjected to critical analysis
by some of the country's biggest commer
cial figures today, at a special meeting of
the national council of tho Chamber ot
Commerce of the United States.
When the national council convened
Henry It. Towne, of, New York, urged en
forcement of contractural relations between
employers and employes on publlo utilities
as a meana of preventing strikes. JJr.
Tqwbh tssejtta that bis ojan had the full
the delegates for tho purpose of framing
definitely tho views which tho national
council will lay before tho Joint Congres
Warning that railroad men "may hold up
Congress at tho next nosslon If they are
successful In tho present Adamson eight
hour law controversy" wan given by Presi
dent Charles It. Van Hlse, of Wisconsin
"Whether tho IbbI election had anything
to do with the passago of tho Adamson law,"
Van Hlso said, "you can Judge ns well an
I Four hundred thousand men hold up
tin governing power of tho United .States.
The Ignominious situation may bo ropmted
Indefinitely unless courage In exhibited in
future matters of the sort which won not
exhibited In thin enso."
Congress has the undoubted right under
the Constitution to prcucrlbn both hours of
labor and nmounl of wages, not only for
railroad employes, but for others In Inter
state commerce, Iteprcentntlvo Adamson,
vli-p chairman of tho Joint Congressional
Committee on Interstate Commerce, told tho
Judge Adamson said he was unalterably
opposed to (lav eminent ownership ns n
solution of thn public ulilltlen problem.
Prominent speakers debated such phnsei
as the Canadian Disputes Act; necessity for
a public Investigation without award for
the purpose of permitting publlo sentiment
to be formed upon facts publlrly brought
out before a strike can take place; and tho
fixing of a minimum wngo by tho Interstate
Commerce Commission or some other com
mission, permitting labor to appeal to this
commission Just ns a shipper can appeal In
the caso of rates nnd permitting hlui to
ceaBe work within thirty days after the
decision of the commission, but making
conspiracy to Injuro the public nervlco a
TWO MORE ROADS BEGIN SUITS
TO SET ASIDE ADAMSON LAW;
ACTION ORDERED BY ANOTHER
UTICA, N. Y., Nov. 17 Tho Delaware,
Lackawanna and Western Itallroad Com
pany today brought suit in the United
Stntcs Court hero to test the constitution
ality of the Adamson law. Tho bill of com
plaint nsts an Injunction to restrain tha
employes from tnklng nny legal proceed
ings under tho new Inw to collect nddlf
tlonal wages until tho court shall havo
passed upon tho validity of tho act. Tho
case will bo submitted to Judge George W
NEW YOniC, Nov. 17. Directors of ths
Chesapeako and Ohio Itallroad today au
thorized an Injunction suit ngnlnst tho
operation of the Adamson net. This action
was taken after tho first dividend since
November, 1911, had been declared. To
day's payment wnn two per cent.
BOSTON, Nov. 17. Suit was nicd In tho
United States District Court today by the
New York, New Haven and Hartford Itall
road Company for an Injunction against
tho enforcement of tho Adamson law. Judge
Morton announced a hearing for December
FEDERATION OF LABOR READY
TO RACK TRAINMEN AND FIGHT
FOR UNIVERSAL EIGHT HOURS
BALTIMOItK, Nov. 17. Labor Is en
trenching Itself here for ono of the greatest
fights of Its career for an olght-hour day
for all workers
The crisis, which leaders freely admit Is
Impending, may coma during tho present
convention of the American Federation of
Labor, hut in all likelihood It will be de
ferred until January 1, when I.ibor'H llrst
great victory, tho railroad eight-hour rtnj,
will be put to test through the operation of
the Adamson law. Tho preparation for tho
battle, however, Is being made hern.
Tho convention proper Is marking time.
It probably will continue to do so until the
first ot tho week, when tho 'big four" of
tho railroad labor world Stone, of the
engineers; Oarretson, of the conductors;
Carter, of the firemen, nnd Lee, of the train
men will come here to nddresa the hun
dreds of delegates. It Is expected they wjll
ask the Indorsement of the federation for
the measures they will take to prevent the
railroads from having tho Adamson bill
declared unconstitutional, and they wilt be
backed to the limit.. Furthermore, they aro
confident of winning. They believe that
they have the support of the Administration
and they "point with pride" to the result
of the election as proof positive that they
have the 'Indorsement of society."
As to the whether the railroad men will
strike In the event the railroads succeed In
holding up operation of tho Adamson law
past January 1, leaders hero profess to
have no knowledge.
President Gompers turned It off this ways
"Tho Adamson law will go Into effect
on January 1, regardless of Injunctions,
corneals or wnai ine rauroaiia no."
He declined to amplify the statement.
Of discussing the possibility of a nation-wide
sympathetic sttike In caso the
railroad men do go out, everjbody. high
and low, fought shy. They left It alone as
though it were hot.
The convention today took Its usual po
sition as opposing the compulsory arbitra
tion of labor disputes. Some delegates,
however, said that action at this time as
sumes slightly more than Its customary
significance, as It will servo as additional
warning that labor will not tolerate the
taking away of Its cherished right to strike.
A recommendation that tho convention
go on record as favoring the appointment
of a national commission to Investigate the
high cost of living was carried only after a
long una leuious aeDaie.
The convention was thrown Into n up
roar of merriment when, by direction of
President Qompers, the reading clerk read
a newspaper clipping saying that Senator
Sherman of Illinois had been sued for 110.
000 by Springfield, HI., woman, who al
leges the Senator owes her that much
"We'll get that man yet." cried Gompers
above the turmoil, and his statement was
President Oompers and Senator Sherman
hays given out some sarcastic interviews
concerning each other sines Sherman
WM " lapor chl ppubltc nulsanat.''
OF PROSPERITY PERILS
Discussion of Its Grave Dangers
Attends Vote to Increase Sal
ary of Mission Board's
CHURCH DUTIES IGNORED
Reports Say Material Success
Often Involves Spiritual
After a half-hour controversy on the coit
of living ahd ministers' salaries, tho Board
of Home Missions and Church Kxtenslon ot
tho Methodist Episcopal Church In Its an
nual meeting at the Wesley Building, Seven
teenth nnd Itaco Blreols, this morning ap
proved of nddlng J1000 house rent to the
JC000 annual salary of Its corresponding
secretary, the Itcv. Dr. David D. Forsyth,
The leaders of tho opposition to tho In
crease were A. J. Wallace, cx-Oovernor ot
California, nnd tho Itev. John Stephens,
district representative of the board In Cali
fornia. The Ilov. Mr. Stephens saldi "A mission
ary board Is not an Institution In which
handsomo salnrlcs should be thought of.
Wo nro not dealing with a business prop
osition. Tho missionary field Is ono for tho
spirit of sncrlfico, nnd thin increase In
salary for our secretary la not nn cxnmplo
of sacrifice. This $1000 Increase wilt cost
us much moro than Its fnco value when wo
go homo nnd tell It to the people who nro
stinting themselves to glvo to tho mission
Bishop Luther II. Wlleon, of New York,
upheld the Increase nnd said that many
railroads In the United Stntcs would gladly
pay a man with tho nblllty of Secretary
Forsth 110,000 or 1B,00j a year. lie de
clared that the secretary should bo paid n
salary that would free him from all per
son.it worry and allow him to devote all his
energies to the work of tho board.
U. O Moore, n lay member of the board,
of this city, snld that In tho lust two years
men In his employ have had Hilary In
creases of forty per cent, nnd he could see
no reason why tho cost of living did not
demand that men In ministerial work bo
paid In tho B.tmo ratio. Other speakers
Bald thai JflOOO was not nt all nut of har
mony wllh tho salaries of many large
PItOSPIJIUTY AND WOIILDINKSH
Itcports vvero read this morning 011 the
five fields of work for which the bonrd will
provldn Individual superintendents nnd ex
ecutive committees nt UiIh session. They
arc rurnl, city, frontier, church extension
nnd evangelistic work.
A warning ngalnst rural conditions Is
contained In the report on rurnl work. It
drihircH that prosperity has been so uni
versal ns to cause tho farmer to become in
cieaslngly Intelligent, Influential and
wealthy, and "It la feared that in mnny
cases ho Is also Increasingly worldly and
sinful." The report spoke of the great work
to bo dono In this direction, nnd of tho
"startling moral conditions" prevalent.
"Congregations arc dwindling, churches nro
being closed, nnd tho pcoplo are left with
out tho restraint nnd Inspiration of re
ligion," tho report adds Hundreds of
thousands that have strayed away from tho
church In tho rural districts must bo
brought back to tho fold, along with many
Dealing with the work to be dono In the
Department of City Work, tho report added
thnt much wan to bo dono owing to tho
tldo of Immigration that was changing llfo
and replacing old American blood. "Pover
ty and wealth alike," tho report rend, "im
peril us in our attempt to comiuer tho cities'
irganlzed selfishness, heartless Inanities
and Chrlstless commercialism," It waa
emphasized that unless tho cities wore won
tho redemption ot the country Is Impossible.
CHUTtCH ITS OWN r.VANGULIST
"L'vcry church. Its own evangelist" Is the
sloganIJJistlUiib,ti!l'i(tdopted' as a guldo
for tho work In tho department dovotcd to
"Without reflecting to the slightest dogrco
on the work of tho approved ovangellst,"
the report continued," the chlof evangelistic
task of Methodism Is. to create evangelists
In tho regular ministry nnd laity."
In speaking of the department for
frontier work, the report observes that
"America will surely determine tho future
of thfc world Prom her will go out the de
ciding factors In tho realm of politics, In
dustries, social llfo and religion. The
Methodist Church, with her great numbers,
should be chief among the determining
forces of Amorlca." Then added wero the
details of the planned work.
Tho report on tho work for the church
extension division was more of a review of
what had been done In past years. In fifty
years tho Methodist Church has established
17,800 church.es and donnted $5,343,000 and
loaned (3,710,000 for the building of new
ones, surpassing "any record of church
building ontorprlscs known In tho Protestant
Bishop Joseph Berry Is presiding over
tho meeting of tho board, which terminates
tomorrow This meeting of the board is
regarded as ono of the most important held
In tho church for j ears.
15 FINED FOR LOAFING
Judge Barratt's Cousin, Arrested on
Similar Charge, Will Be Arraigned
Tonight "Blunder," Jurist Says
Fifteen men were fined (10 and costs
each by Magistrate Mecleary when ar
raigned before him this morning on charges
of corner lounging and disorderly conduct.
A sixteenth, Clarence Hickman, 1032 Spruce
street, cousin of Judge Norrls S. Barrntt,
of Common Pleas Court No. 2. will be ar
raigned on a similar charge tonight before
Magistrate Pennock. A seventeenth, George
A. Brennan, 1718 Wallace Btreet, was dis
charged by Magistrate Mecleary.
Detectives Lee,' Christine and Burns, of
the vice squad, who made the arrests,
testified that they had been watching the
men during the last month, appearing
nightly about the corner of Twelfth and
Market streets and annoying pedestrians.
Judge Barratt resents tho arrest ot his
cousin, who, he explained, was talking with
an old acquaintance from tho Navy Yard
while standing at Twelfth and Market
streets, when two detectives arrested them.
"It's simply another police blunder," said
the Judge. "The policemen were In plain
clothe'! they refused to show their creden
tials, they did not havo a warrant and they
said that Mr. Hickman had been arrested
before for a similar offense, and I know
that to be absolutely false. The charge Is
"It was entirely a case of mistaken Iden
tity." bald Hickman, "Tho matter Is now
In Judge Barratt's hands."
CALL'S SON SEEKS DIVORCE
Wife Left Him Thirteen Years Ago
Without Warning, Joseph, Jr.,
Divorce proceedings were brought today
In Common Pleas Court No. 1 by Joseph
Call, Jr., of 1917 North Eighth street, son
of Magistrate "Joe" Call, against Daisy
According to the Ilbellant ho has not seen
his wife for more than thirteen years.
When questioned today regarding the suit
"Thirteen years ago my wife, who was
Daisy Hawkins, of 20(8 Marshall Btreet,
left me without warning. W had only
been married a short time and I never knew
why she left me. All I can say la that I
haven't seen or heard from her slnco then,
so I figured that It was about time to start
to get a legal separation "
"Chief Singer" In Army ,
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RICHARD J. BALDWIN
Indications nro that Senator Pen
rose will mako nn initial teat of his
strength in tho next legislature in
n contest backing Baldwin for tho
Speakership of tho Houso of Rep
resentatives. News at a Glance
Tlti:TOV, Nov. 17. Colonel Ansten
Colgnto today declined tho prollcr of tho
ofllco of Adjutnnt General to succeed tho
late Wilbur F. Sadler, Jr.
t'HICAOO, Nov, 17, The flpit ocean
going vessel built In Chicago In mnnye.irn
cleared today for tho Atlantic to ply be
tween New York nnd Santo Domingo. Tho
vessel Is tho Mnnta, unci was built nt n
cost of 1500,000 for tho Atlantic, Gulf and
West Indies Steamship Compnny, owners
of tho Clyde Line. Tho trip will bo mudo
through tho Wcllnnd Cnnal.
HAItltl.HIIUIUJ, .Nov. 17. The Nteelton
and Hlghilro llullronil Company, to Join
the Stcclton nnd Illghsplro phmtK of tho
Bethlehem Steel Company, was chartered
today. Qtilncy Uent. general manager of
the Bethlehem Sled plant here. Is president.
Tho lino will be little moro than threo miles
LONDON. Not. 17. Hiiccfxllnli that the
government take over operation of British
mines producing coat, for the navy was
inailo today by Lord llhonddn, ono of Eng
land's principal coal mlno owners,
WASHINGTON, Nov. 17. President
Wilson will tako no further vacation cforc
CongrcH.s reconvenes Tho President met
with his Cabinet today for tho first tlmo
In two months. He la hard at work on his
messago to CungrcsH. Ho expects to an
nounce tho members of the tariff commis
sion and shipping board within a week
CHICAdO, Nov. 17. The anhrs of thn
body of Joseph Hlllstrom, shot to death
for murder by tho Stato of Utah a year
ago, today wero being mndo up Into 600
packages for distribution to tho delegates
who will be hero Sunday for tho annual
convention of the Industrial Workers of tho
World, of which Hlllstrom was ian organ
izer. TWIN FALLS, Idaho. Nor. 17. Horol.l
and Lynn Lovelace, brothers of twelve nnd
oleven ycara respectively, nro free) today.
The Jury that tried them on charges of
murdering Prof. F. T. Hnmmlll, to which
thoy confessed, ncqulttcd them on tho
ground that their mentality was such that
they could not bo held responsible. Hnm
mlll was slain when ho ,caught tho boys
robbing his ranch house Steps will be
taken to place them in an industrial school.
NEW YOItK. Nov. 17. Mr. and Mrs.
Charles 13 Hughes, accompanied by Wil
liam It. WIIlcox. tho nntional Republican
chairman, nnd Mrs. WIIlcox, will go to
Lakewood, N, J., tomoriavv for a rest.
ItAIIRISIIUItn, Nor. 17. The Board ot
Pardons today refused to grnnt George F.
Hofmelstcr, convicted of Inrceny nnd mls
demennor ns a bank official In Allegheny
County, n rehearing. Last night tha board
held tho case under advisement and today
refused tho rehearing.
TItlLVTON", Nor.17. In statement filed
with Secretary of Stato Martin today, Con
gressman John 11. capstlclc ucclareil ho
spent $1458.80 for re-election from the Fifth
I.ON'IION, Nor, 17. The Ilutrh pannen
gcr steamship Konlngen, Hegentes, which
was seised ny the Germans on November
11 and taken to Zoebruggo, has been re
leased, says a news ugency dispatch from
Amsterdam today. Three Americans on
boaid had previously been liberated.
State Printer Makes Appointments
HAIUUSBUJtO, Nov. 17 A. Ncvln Pomc
roy. Superintendent of rubllo Printing and
Binding, has announced the appointment
of the following; Proofreaders George W,
Wagner nnd John W. Parks, Philadelphia,
and John T WIlBon, Belleville; copyholders
George McArthur, Ilobertsdule; Lester J.
First, Harrlsburg, and Fred W. Taylor, Leb
anon. BANDITS AGAIN CLOSE
IN ON CHIHUAHUA CITY
Viflistns Prepared to Attack
Trovino Garrison of 2000,
Kl. PASO, Nov. 17 Vllllsta troopa ore
again closing in upon Chihuahua City from
all sides and Curranza's stronghold In the
nortl) is again Isolated.
Oeneral Trevfno now has fewer than
20Q0 men In Chihuahua City 'and la pre
paring to evacuate, according to -advices
received by Federal agents hero." Ho will
try to move southward and Join the forces
of General Murguina, vyhg Is mqvlng north
Colonel Mariano Tame, ono of the Villa
leaders operating alopg the railway north
of Chihuahua City, wrote his brother, who
lives here, that he, with the notorious
Quevedo brothers and Manuel Chao, all
Villa leaders, were planning an early at
tack on Juarez. ,
It Is believed here that the bandits who
held up a train yesterday at Terrasas were
part ot the Quevedo. force, Victims reach
ing the border reported that mora than 500
men, women nnd children were forced to
strip In the cold beside the tracks while
tha bandits searched- the?r clothing for
valuables. Much of the clothing was stolen.
Worries Over CUsh? ShooU Himself
CAHBUNDALK, Pa,, Nov, 17 BroodUs
oyer quar"!, 3ouoa Wnwhet. twoBtv-
AUTO WAR ON NEIGHBOR
Retaliates oh Delaware for Law
aiuiiuiiiiik xjivunse ior Motor.
trucks Doing Business
in That Stato
MAKES SIMILAR RULE
Called Foolish- Rule Which Dlscrlm!-
nates in Favor of
Result of Tariff War
on State Auto TralQt
PENNSYLVANIA nnd Delaware
declare tnriff war, knocking otil
nutomobijo license reciprocity privi
Pcnnsylynnin Stnto Highway Com.
missionor issues onlcnt to pollco au
thorities to stop Delaware motor
trucks lacking Pennsylvania licenses
when they cross Stato line.
Action is result of Delaware's
"foolish law." "aware s
HfRhwny Commissioner wns urged
2J? ,.bY , Motortruck Association of.
Delaware concorns wlP suffer
most, since their own Slate Mcenscs
cost $5, while Pennsylvania's cost
from $15 to $35 each.
Motortrucks must havo licenses
whether engaged In continuous inter
state trnffic or cross lino only oc
casionally. Pennsylvania nnd Delaware entered Into
n tariff wnr today when the Pennsylvania
Stnto Highway Commissioner answered, the
Delaware law which Tctpilrei rommerclal
motor truchH of this Stato to obtain J)ela.
ware licenses before crossing the Stale line,
Heretofore Dclawnre commercial motor
trucks havo been privileged to deliver Del,
ware goods In Pennsylvania without having
Pennsylvania automobile licenses, while
Pennsylvania concerns delivering goods. In
Dclawnre were required to pay for Dela.
waro licenses or be fined $5 every time
a truck crossed the Stnto line.
After endeavoring for moro than a yesr .
and a half to bring about the repeat of the
Dataware law or a nullifying amendment,
action was taken by Pennsylvania today.
Notices wore sont out by tho automobile
division of tha State Highway Department
to tho authorities in nil towns along the .
State boundary line thnt all Delaware com-.
mercl.il vehicles found In Pennsylvania
must bo stopped nnd their drivers notified,
that Pennsylvania registration must be ob
tained. Tho police of Philadelphia also re
ceived tho notice.
CAI.M3D "FOOLISH LAW
The action taken today by State High
way Commissioner Hlack wnn a move which
tho Motor Truck Association of Philadel
phia had about persuaded tho late State
Highway Commissioner Cunningham to
"Thus to fight back." said W H. Met'
calf, secretary of tho Motor Truck Aeso
elation, "Is tho best way to bring about
reciprocity between tho two states, because
Delaware licenses co3t only S5 while from
Jin to JHf, a license, according to the weight
of tho truck, will have to bo paid by Dela
ware concerns that want to operate their
delivery trucks In Pennsylvania, ,,. ;
"Delaware has a foolish law. It sari v
that a truck belonging to an Individual " ,
can come Into Delaware without a. Deli.
waro license, but a truck belonging to a '
corporation or partnership cannot. It.workJ ft
out In such a way, for instance that Jcra
Wnnamakcr delivers goods In Wilmington
in unlicensed trucks while Strnwbrldga $t
Clothier must havo Delaware licenses oh"
nil theirs. It regards John Wnnamaker ai"'
nn Individual. That was brought out rcticn
on ono sldo of Pennsylvania avenue In
Wilmington not long ago a Wanamaker
truck had backed up on ono sldo of the
nvcnuo to deliver goods while Strawbrldge
& Clothier's truck wns on tho other side. A '
policeman arrested the driver of the Straw
bridge & Clothier truck because there was
no llccnso on the truck and tho firm wai
fined S2G, whllo John Wanamaker still de
livers goods there without Delaware li
censes." FAILED TO ACT
The Motortruck Association of Philadel
phia has been In tho controversy through
out, said Secretary Mctcalf. A tacit agreo
ment was In effect between Phlladelph'a
and Wilmington for n while, by which D
law was disregarded, ho said, but the agree
ment was brokon when a Wilmington po
liceman Insisted on making tho lnw stick,
"Tho association was assured by former
Clovcrnor Miller, of Delaware, nnd by the
president of the Delaware Automobile M
soclatlon, many months ago," said Mr Mct
calf, "thnt the Delaware law would bq
straightened out, but for some reason noth''
Ing has been done. I suppose the action
of the State Highway Commissioner Istth
Tho effect of the
will be far reach-
Ing, because It
Tiot only to those
ced In continuous
41 Iso to commercial
vehicles making only occasional trips.
BEQUESTS TO CHARITY
Women's S. P. C. A. and Doylestown
s Deaf, Dumb and Blind Asylum
Beneficiaries in Will
The Women's nranch ot the Pcnnsslva
nla Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to
Animals and tho Doylestown Deaf, Dumb
and Ullnd Asylum benefit to tha extent of
J8000 each through tho provisions In the
.will nt Unntilo II 1l.Pn.nnn -tit Nflfth
Klghteenth street, which was probated to- -.
day. Three thousand dollars, of the 18J
estate left by the testatrix goes In private
bequests to friends.
Other wills probated wero those of Alice
P Garle, Stenton avenue north of Chew
street, which, In private bequests, dispose
of J 128,000) Lemuel V. Stansbury, who died
In St. Mary's Hospital. IU.O0Q, and Chris
tian II. Fauser, 1733 Columbia avenue,
The personalty of the estate of flfe
Bettel has been appraised at J98JS,V
Henry J, Arbyckle. $2878.69, and Margaret
W, Whltenack, I3801.38,
Geta $220,000 Sewer Contract
The Keystone State Construction Com
pany, which Is building the central section
of the Broad street subway, has jrecelved
an additional contract from the Department
of City Transit, wth the approval of Mayor
Smith, to reconstruct the main sewer W
Thompson street, between Seventh ana
Broad streets. The work wilt cost ftii.099-
TOO T.ATB FOB Ct-AHSIKICATKH11'
I.OST AND VOUNI
WATCH Lost, lady's oitn-facd oM ft
with Initials K. P. It.solDS from SOth iM
Buwiuehanna. to Morris. downTNorrU toJWj
tlwac to Tempi. ColTs Olft of tfiitS
itber. Literal reward If returned to 4"
N. 2uth st.
SHIRTWAIST Loat TlwmPMO'i "','";a?i:
lS'J 8. Broad, 3 a in today Kwar4 U jgj
turned to lli Carrlaoo, Strsthmor. !S
HELP WANTED MALB.
CLERKSHIP Youns man for eUrkablp W"'0
ti automobile, repair mb pfflce, capable
irWus a J nana ana uios " ,'vz
leadij Doaitlon. fr UUl maa- M S Led''
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