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MAIES AT OPERA
WEAR M TOGS
Modest Mail Recognized at
Last as Having Taste
COX ENTERS RACE
MAY BOOST TAXES
SOME "CREATIONS" SEEN
t"or many yAnr, season After season,
th publlo has read of what milady wore to
Her ralmeht wa described from tip ot
dainty clipper to top of diamond tiara.
AtlJeclHcs Ions ago becamo helpless In
doing Justice to the form, nnd fashion
which marched majestically to the golden
horseshoe of tho gront Metropolitan.
Yes, It Is true that expert word painters
groped In vain for adequate English to In
terpret their uncontrollable enthusiasm
mer laces and gowns and Jewels. Even the
beauty spot on milady's cheek was de
scribed i atso the curi of her hair with geo
As tor the men, they -were Ignored In
these descriptions of who's who at the
opera. Thoy wero regarded as a necessary
evil. Somo one must escort mllaily. Why
not a man as well as anything else?
BUch waa tho attitude. Had ho been n
mantel or a pleco of brlc-a-brao ho could
fast have won less attention. .
ItlSWAItDED AT LAST '
, The men have quietly stood this for same
lime, and while there was muttering In
places over the fact that they wero lost In
the shuffle of silk nnd satin nnd received
less attention' than a bootblack at a royai
ball, they controlled their Indignation.
flut such patience deserves to bo re
warded, and last night as a pleasant sur
prise undivided attention wan given the
raiment they wore to hear Caruso nnd
Homer In "Samson et Dallla 'at tho Met
ropolitan Opera House.
'Tho best of male nttlro wns selected ns It
camo In vlowfl and It cart be said with
Strict regard for tho truth that most ot tho
imen present dressed with excellent taste.
As a rule thero was little attempt nt ex
travagance, and half a dozen millionaires
trudged around through the crowds In tho
plainest of plain costumes. In fact "barely
k dress suit" 'would bo nn adequate de
hcrlptlon. Tliero wero soveral others, how
liver, whoso taites ran In different direc
tions. Ono music lover woro a whlto vest
with black buttons and a blaclc bow tlo
Which hid most of his whlto Bhlrt. As far
ns novel effects are concerned, It Is prob
nblo that "W. K. Jlcrlng had the most strik
ing. In addition to a strictly up-to-tho-inlnuto
dress suit, ho sported a platinum
chain studded with sixty diamonds. When
questioned ns to tho number, Mr. Herlng
said tlio chain was a gift at his sixtieth
birthday. Ho received a diamond for every
year of his life. Very few of tho men
woro flowers. In fact, lens than eight could
bo counted In mnle buttonholes during the
WHAT THET WORE
'But to get a 'conception of mere man's
stylo It would be well to have a glance at
LIVINGSTON L, BIDDLB Coat of sweep
ing curves, white nater In buttonhole,
whlto silk tie, slnglo-brcastcd whlto vest
ornamented with pearl buttons ; the vest
was more curved than pointed ,' trousers
moderately narrow, button patent-leather
shoos; plain whlto shirt, with whlto pearl
studs: carried his white gloves In his
hands Is to bo married January 4 to
JOHN LUTHEIl LONG Coat and trousers
of ample proportions, whlto silk vest,
clasped with goldon-edged pearl buttons;
stand-up collar, bending slightly nt the
top; '-whlto lawn tie, pearl studs, edged
with gold In plaited shirt
CHARLTON YAIINALL Close-fitting suit,
- double-breasted graylsh-whlte vest, with
deep points, "whlto Hill: tie. plain dull whlto
studs, plaited shirt, pumps.
E. T. STOTESBDHY Suit of moderate
proportions, plnln white shirt, whlto vest
with plain pearl buttons, pearl studs, white
silk tie, straight collar, no Jewelry.
J. M. MITCHESON Woll-flttlng suit, finely
plaited shirt, pearl studs of conservative
design, white silk tlo, collar of moderato
lielght, white, single-breasted Bilk waist
coat, with golden-edged peurl buttons ,
WILLIAM H. R. CROMWELL Snug-flt-tlng
suit, double-breasted whlto vest, pearl
buttons, winged collar of moderate
height, white lawn tlo, plain pearl studs
In finely plaited white shirt.
W. E. HErtING Suit of ample proportions,
with coat of sweeping curves, whlto plait
ed shirt adorned with golden-edged pearl
, studs, double-breasted white Bilk waist
coat, platinum chain studded with sixty
mall diamonds which Hashed rainbow
tints In the almost constant semldark
ness, FAVOR STRAIGHT LINES
WILLIAM S, ELLIS Tight-fitting dresB
suit, with a tendency toward straight
lines; white aster In buttonhole, double
breasted pearl-whlto vest with plain white
buttons; plain pearl studs In shirt;
straight, tall collar.
BAMUEL- D. RIDDLE Roomy looking
coat and trousers which at the same time
fit well; single-breasted whlto silk vest,
collar of moderate height, with very
emphatic wings; whlto lawn tie, pearl
studs edged with gold. No Jewelry.
JOSEPH McCALL Exceptionally well
fitted suit with generous curves, plaited
shirt, from which opalescent studs flashed
Indescribable tints ; double-breasted
pearly white waistcoat, clasped with
opalescent buttons; white ribbed silk tie
with Raring ends.
HERBERT L. CLARKE Very latest Idea
In dresscoats, lapels with Inset of straps ;
trousers moderately wide ; white silk vest,
plaited shirt, white Bilk tie.
THOMAS RIDOWAY Suit along straight
lines and running to points as far as
coat and waistcoat wero concerned, the
latter of a sort of creamy white ; straight
collar slightly turned at top, whlto silk
NO JEWELS FOR HIM
W. 11. DONNER Tlght-nuW suit run
ning to curves, waistcoat of steely white,
buttons of steel-colored pearl, studs with
a flash of steely coloring, a glint of steel
radiated from his well. tied silk bow. No
Jewelry In view.
ASQUALB DELVECCIIIO, treasurer
Italian-American Alliance Raiment of
much Individuality, coat of short curves,
black-ribbed silk waistcoat of somewhat
fugitive shadowlngs, black bow tie ot
eenerous proportions, straight high, non
wing standing collar, trousers of ample
AUGUST BERLHEIMER Coat and vest
with an abundance of room, trousers
,of rather comfortable style, white shirt
with box pjalt running through center,
three; larga gold stitM? in the center ot
each, a diamond glinting, wing collar,
black bow tie, creamy-colored vest with
black buttons. Across tho vest In sus
pension bridge fashion swung a massive
gold chain. The top of a. largo gold watch
peepsd from, pocket of waistcoat.
Numerous women were also present
Dr, George Douglass Ramsay
Iir. George. Douglass Ramsay, only sur-i
ruing brother of tho Ute Major wtillaro
a. fUmsay, died Monday night at hi home
ia Newport, ll I Doctor Ramsay was a
ItfMMcijijS physician In Newport and had
always, been. Interested in military affairs.
ffm rve4 in the M4fsat Cgrpn of tho
army during- tba Spanlsh.Ainerlcaa yar.
S'tiimral utrvlcejt will b held at Arlington
Jfattooa! OtmeUry Friday afternoon,
FbU Eight Year Ago Fatal
movht OAsair e tfov uSM
1srtBe. elrir War? veteran. I dsad from
, Civil wsp vef f ran, la dead from
-Jgiprk rcetv4 aftht yearn ago, when he
pi ltto d4p mtaa hole In the mounUfq
5Ri4 WlWtu iuio irmj wijb,
"We'll Bring Eggs
Down," Women Cry
Continued from Pass One
Itself felt In the prices of other produce
Turkeys dropped n cent on the pound, and
thero were small declines In other com
modities, The housewives havo all the odds on their
side. Added to the great volumes of news
paper publicity which tho boycott Is Rot
ting, the movlng-plcture theaters havo come
to their aid. Beginning today, ovory movie
palaco In greater Now York will exhibit the
"Bring down tho prlco of eggs by smash
ing tho egg-gamblor. It's the man higher
up that'n doing It. Practice economy In
tho uso of eggs by purchasing only for tho
sick, aged and Infants, Decrease the do
maud and watch tho prlco go down. U'b
up to you, Mrs. Housewife."
PLAN CO-OPERATIVE WAR
ON HIGH PRICE OF EGGS
Housekeepers' Leagues of This City
and Boston Lead .Movement
A co-operatlvo buying plan to wago a
war on tho high prices of eggs will, in all
probability, bo Inaugurated hero follow
ing a conferenco this nftcrnoon between
Mrs. E. M. Hcebner, head of tho Good
HousekeperB' League of Boston, and Mrs.
William B Derr, president of tho House
licepcrB' Lcaguo of Philadelphia.
The details and advisability of tho plan
will bo discussed nnd decided nt the home
of Mrs. Derr. 2043 Wallace street. When
questioned rclatlvo to the proposed plan,
Mrs, Derr said: 1JL
"If tho cold-storage merchants can buy
eggs In the spring nnd hold them until
the winter months, surely we can do the
samo thing Wo can ralso funds by Inr
dividual subscription to flnanca the move
ment. Tho women hold tho purso strings
of tho country In their handH ; In other
words, they generally hold the pocketbook
that pays tho bills. The time must come
when they get down to 'brass tacks' or
"Every day we gcC letters from growers
or producers offering their supplies. They
aro all trying to sidestep the gouging
It the conference this afternoon Is buc
cessful, a meeting ot the Housekeepers'
League will bo called In tho near future
to develop the scheme. Tho members will
bo urged to "get busy" and ralso linnnces
to go Into tho egg business.
Philadelphia commission and produce
merchants havo begun buying all the fresh
and storage eggs they could obtain with
the Idea of Eelllng them to the consumer
nt higher prlce3. It is said that they are
extending their efforts to obtain eggs by
purchasing eggs from three or four near-
uy oiuitss -
They are 'offorlng from thirty-four to
thirty-five cents a dozen for cold-storage
eggs and anywhere from forty to llfty
cents for fresh supplies, to bo delivered
during December and January.
From special agents of the Department
ot Justice It Is learned that tho Federal
Investigation Into the high prlco of food
stuffs, coal and other articles of living will
reach to the egg and butter situation In
Robert M. Simmons, special agent of
the State Dairy und Food Commission, is
conducting a special investigation Into the
egg problem and Is urging the housewives
to report any unsound eggs bought from
grocers or cold-storage places.
BUSINESS WOMEN'S CONCERT
Choral Society of Lengue Gives Ex
One of the Interesting developments of
the spread of music locally hns been the or
ganization of the Choral Society of the
Business lyomen's League. The establish
ment of singing bodies within large organ
izations and corporations Is greatly to be
commended, as It means much for the spread
of good muslo and the forwarding of the
The Chora) Society of tho Business Wo.
men's League has been well drilled by May
Porter. Mus. Bac, leader of the Cantaves
and other singing societies, who directed
last night at Wltherspoan Hall. The occa
sion represented the second annual public
appearance of the business women, and they
covered themselves with credit While their
time for practice. Is limited owing to their
various occupation!, (hey havo done well In
the attainment of a good body of tone, an
agreeable quality and blending of voices,
and more than fair precision. Very wisely
no attempt Is made to present elaborate
numbers, but the program a given had
nothing trivial or commonplace, but Instead
catered to the legitimate craving pf human
ity for melody. Jt was a varied and repre
The soloist waa Mae Ebrey Iloti, whose
vibrant and luscious soprano was clear and
effective In tho florid Jfteasures of an aria
from Gounod's "Romeo and Juliet " As a
song Interpreter Mrs. Ilalx was heard to
advantage In number by Ward Stephens,
Rachmaninoff and Arenaky. Both in oper-
atlo and lyric numbers Mr. Hot is at
hom Reba. Stanger, violoncellist, was also
a solo contributor and played several pleas
ing selections with a full. Sne tone and
easy, free technique William Sllvano
Thunder waa the accomplished accompanist,
and Florence Haenle and Elizabeth Porter,
violinists, assisted In obllggatcr accompani
ments. Window Glass Prices Withdrawn
piTTSBIIHaH. Nov. S9.-Prtees of win.
dow glaw wra withdrawn today. A new
tt win ba Issued ot Meaday. It will
Child Labor Bill's Father
Has Vare-Brumbaugh Sup-
port Against Penrose
BITTER FIGIIT FORESEEN"
Announcement by Edwin R. Cox, Vnro
member of the Stato House ot Representa
tives from the Fifth Philadelphia District,
of his candidacy for speaker of tho next
Houso nnd tho persistent report that ho
will roceho the Indorsement of Governor
ttflttnltn ttf-rli n M.I At i Cm I! It 4A1-A 4 it A
'i uiuuiturjll tint! vij Ul Ulilllli ntiu niv
latest developments In the speakership con
test. Incidentally, Mellaril ,1. Baldwin, Penrose
candidnto for speaker, returned to this city
nftcr n tour of the Stale. He buttonholed
tho members of tho House In their own dis
tricts and asked for their support. After
expressing confidence that ho would be
elected, Representative Baldwin said:
"I nrrlcd this morning from a tour of
the State. I fourid the members In every
district visited favorable to my candidacy,
nnd tho sentiment In those localities was
thnt my oxpcrlento fitted mo ns well for
that position ns any member of the House "
Governor Brumbnugh Is expected hero
this nftcrnoon and a statement Indorsing
Cox Is expected momentarily. In political
circles there Is no doubt that tho Governor,
the Mnyor nnd tho Vnres will Indorse Cox.
Representative Cox's announcement Is the
nnswer of tho Vnre-Brumbnugli coalition to
me declaration or war made yesterday by
Senator Penrose, who camo out openly for
Richard .1 Baldwin, of Delaware County, for
Speaker, and it drew tho linttlo lines clearly
for a hitter factional light In tho Leg
Islnturc. The two factions of the Organization
will make their llghtH on tho strength of
their records nnd hllgnmenls. Baldwin, with
the backing of tho Penroso wing, will hnvo
tho united support of the manufacturers
who opposed tho child labor nnd work
men's compensation laws, the liquor Inter
ests, tho railroads and insurance com
panies Tho Dclawnrc County man hns faithfully
defended nnd worked for these interests
nil during his six terms nn a member of
Cox's record Is almost oxnetly opposite
to that of Baldwin. Tho South Phllndcl
phlan Is tho father of tho present child
labor law, and worked hard and led the
fight for tho enactment of tho workmen's
compensation law. Although he Is not now
openly pledged to vote for local option noxt
session, he wuh one of tho few Philadelphia
legislators who had the courage to vote for
the mcasuro last session, and the local op
tlonlsts nro counting upon him again to sup
port their measure,
Mr. Cox voted for local option nt the
last session of tho General Assembly, and
his friends nnd bnckors are counting on tho
support of Governor Brumbaugh, tho State
administration, the Smith city administra
tion and tho Vnro organization, the Magce
O'Nell faction In Pittsburgh nnd tho local
Tho Cox announcement Is regarded as
significant following tho visit ot Mayor
Smith and Congressman Varo to confer
with Governor Brumbaugh nt tho Executlvo
Mansion In Ilarrlsburg two days ago.
The showuown between tho rival factions
followed an attempted peace parley. Acting
as tho emissary between tho rival faction
nllsts, State Senator Crow, Republican
Stato chairman, who reached tho city yes
terday from his home In Unlontown, sought
Senator Vare early In tho morning. The
two were closeted some time, nnd any har
mony pians which may navo Been pre
sented by elthdV sldo apparently wero re
jected. Crow, following the conference with
Vare, hurried to Senator Penrose's office.
His report resulted in a conferenco of Sen
ator Penrose with potential leaders from
vnrlous sections of tho Stato, and at Its
conclusion Senator Penroso made the an
nouncement which leaves no further doubt
that tho warring factions Intend to fight
until ono sldo or tho other Is eliminated as
a political factor In tho city and State.
VAUES TO FILL WAR CHEST-
City Employes to Bo Coaxed Into Now
To fill tho war chest of the Vares for
their coming battle with the Ponrose-Mc-Nlchol
forces nt tho primaries next year,
another political assessment of city em
ployes has boon planned by the Vnre-con-trolled
A notice on tho stationery of tho commit
tee, and slgnod by William K. Flnley, Vnro
henchman of tho Thirty-ninth Ward, has
been sent to tho prospective victims of tho
latest gouge. The notlco reads:
"Dear Sir Call at tho abovo headquar
ters as soon as possible."
It Is said that a list ot tho delinquents
has been placed in tho hands of bureau
chiefs, and It Is reported thnt the "tax"
will soon begin to swing against those who
fall' to put their little contribution Into
the Varo war chest. '
VILUSTAS NOW HOLD
STATE OF CHIHUAHUA
Carranza Forces Split and Flee
ing: to North and South Be
EL PASO, Tex., Nov. 2D. Tho State of
Chihuahua, Mexico, today Is dominated by
Francisco Villa, bandit leader.
L'nrly today Mexican Government officials
annqunced the fall of Chihuahua city, the
key to northern Mexico, on Monday, The
Carranzlsta defenders of the besieged city
have been cut to pieces, Bpllt Into two rem
nants and routed to the north and south ot
the northern capital, Villa, with his bandit
army, Is In possession of the city.
After the admission of the Carranzlstas
the gravest anxiety was expressed by
United States department officials here
over the safety qf six Americans In Chi
huahua city, Reports that all foreigners In
the city were slaughtered were circulated,
while other reports said Villa had conveyed
all foreigners out of the ruined city and
started them for the border.
Agents of the State Department made a
demand today upon Carranza officials at
Juarez to obtain some news of the fate ot
Americans and citizens of foreign countries
known to be in Chihuahua city at the time
the attack began.
According to reports reaching United
States authorities here, on the fifth day ot
the siege, the Vllllsta hordes rushed Into
the city late Monday afternoon and In a
short hand-to-hand struggle scattered the
defenders. The artillery ammunition of the
besieged forces had been exhausted and
their rifle ammunition was falling, Travln
with about 700 cavalry, tied, escaping to
ward tha south. A they were fleeing from
the city, a column of bandits fell upon them,
killing many and throwing the Carranzlstas
Into further confusion.
Mrs. Louise S, Newton
Mrs. Louise B, Newton, a former Phlla
delphian and the wife of George II. New
ton, died suddenly on November 2 J In Lin
coln, Neb., according to word received In
this city today. Mrs. Newton was promi
nent In musical circle and waa actively
engaged In hospital work. She will bo
buried In Nebraska.
Accuse Constable of Robbery
YORK.' Pa, Nov ?9. Spurgeon. Spaugler,
a. York County constable, waa arrested by
Peteottvo Charles S. White, accused of rob
bing the 8. Morgan Smith plant, wbera ha
ha.d bean cmptod fvr 11 vo year.
URGE WIDE CITY
Simplification of Offices and
Reduction in Councils'
MAYOR IS SYMPATHETIC
Big Points in Proposed
1A reduction of tho numbor
of Councilmen to between
twenty-five nnd forty within two
2 Tho making of Philadelphia
city nnd county synonymous
legally, ns thoy are geographically;
and the placing of both under a sin
gle administrative power.
3 Appointment of tho City
Solicitor by the Mayor.
4 Abolition of tho office of
County Commissioner and of
5 Tho election of members of
the Board of Education.
6 The dismissal of 1300 di-
vision assessors, which would
save the city $100,000 annually.
Wide nnd drnstlo changes In the form of
government and of Its administration for
the city ot Philadelphia havo been recom
mended by tho legislative subcommittee of
tho Philadelphia charter committee which
ha- completed Its report after months of
careful nnd special Investigation.
Among tho most striking recommenda
tions are plans for making tho city and
county synonymous legally as well as geo
graphically, and for putting both under
the same single administrative power. The
commlttoo also urges a reduction of the
number of Councilmen ; that mnny offices,
now elective, be made, appointive, ana the
abolition of many others, Plans also were
suggested for tho redistribution of authority
and responsibility now vcBtcd In municipal
departments, nnd for rollovlng tho Judiciary
ot nil present duties which may bo regarded
A draft of tho committee's report sets
forth tho following recommondatlons:
Because of tho dual and conflicting au
thority existing through conflicting or over
lapping governmental functions of city nnd
county, It Is Imperative that Immediate ac
tion bo started In tho coming session of the
Legislature to procure tho constitutional
amendments to bring both under a single
Tlio committee believes, and will recom
mond, that Inasmuch as tho City Solicitor
is the city's law officer, and primarily ad
viser to tho Mayor In tho lattor's cxcrclso
ot administrative duties, ho Bhould be ap
pointed by tha Mayor, instead ot being
elected, ns at present, In order to secure
a maximum ot harmonious understanding
and action and cfllclcncy.
Inasmuch as tho Register of Wills al
most exclusively performs functions relat
ing to and under tho Jurisdiction of tho
Orphans Court, tho commlttoo will urgo
that this ofllco no longer bo olectlvo, but
that tho Incumbent be appointed by tho
Judges of that court.
The commltteo believes thero Is little,
If any, remaining necessity for a Coro
ner's otlleo, as' at present constituted, and
that If. tho law or circumstances require
the retention of this ofllco tho Coroner
should bo nppolnted by tho Mayor, and his
duties more closely correlated to, and prob
ably brought under tho Jurisdiction of the
Department of Publlo Safety.
The committee beltovcs the Board of
Judges should' "at onco be relieved of all
utlei'ofla.polltlcarnature.ianil to that ond
"will urge: ' '"
That tho Board of Revision of Taxes,
now appointed by the Judges and entirely
administrative In Its natural functions, bo
mado appolntlvo by and responsible to the
That the Board of Educaton, whose
members now are appointed by the Judges,
be made elective, because this body, In ad
dition to administering the educational sys
tem, levies tho school tax, and Is, therefore,
a taxing body that shpuld bo directly
responsible to the people.
PARK COMMISSION APPOINTIVE
That tho members of tho Falrmount Park
Commission be appointed by the Mayor In
stead of by the courts.
Tho committee, will recommend that the
Registration Commission bo composed and
appointed as at present, but that It be given
broad authority over the elections, which
would virtually constitute it an election
board, and would, therefore, take all elec
tion duties from tho County Commissioners
and vlrtualy eliminate their present reason
Tho consequent nbolltlon ot the office of
County Commlssoner should automatically
occur with the consolidation of the duties
In another department, tho committee be
lieves and will urge.
It Is to be proposed also that the statute
make It mandatory for the city of Phila
delphia to adopt a budget system of finance,
by which a responsible authority may be
held accountable for giving each year to the
appropriating power (Councils) a detailed
estimate ot receipts and expenditures.
Real estate assessors should bo provided
with a more modern and efficient Bystem
of assessment, and their appointment
should be by the Mayor, This also will
be covered In a separate act to be asked
ot the Legislature which will convene In
The committee sees no logical excuse for
the retention of more than 1300 division as,
sessors, except for the purpose of supply
ing names from which Jurors nro selected,
and will urge that this place be abolished,
thus saving to the city more than 100,000
A reduction of the number of Councilmen
to between twenty-five and forty also will be
recommended, but In order to prevent a pos
sible combination of opposition to tho entire
program by all of the Councilmen, who thus
would be deposed from office, the commit,
tee believes It would be wise to arinounce
Its attitude In that respect and let a year,
or perhaps two, elapse before that phase
of Its project Is put Into effect. The com
mittee will urge that Councilmen be paid
salaries proportionate to their respon
sibilities. Member of the committee are:
John C. Winston, chairman; Howard B.
French, Alba B. Johnson and Livingston
H. Jones, representing tha Chamber of
Commerce! Thomas Raeburn Whlto and
Charles L. MoKeehan, representing the
Committee of Seventy; George Burnham,
Jr., and George W, Norrls, representing tha
City Club j E. B. Martin, representing the
United Business Men's Association; Fred,
erlck P, Qruenberg, representing tha Bu
reau of Municipal Research, and Joseph P,
GaRney, chairman of Councils' Finance
Committee, representing tha Mayor and
Lawyer Weds Edltor'a Widow
CUMBERLAND, Md., Nov. 39 James
W, Thomas, a widely known attorney and
writer, and Mrs. Sarah Donnell Avlrett.
widow of Colonel John W. Avlrett, for
many year editor and owner of the Cum
berland Evening Time, were married here.
TOO LATB yog CLAS8IF1CATIOK
BELL. Nor. SO. JAMK3 BELL. a4 S3.
Relative and (rlndj, emptor" of the Ball Co.,
Program Lcd, No. 0O. 1". and A. II. s OrUnul
"ai-'f r No 183 Bt Albn' Coramandery, No.
T; lit Lb Tempi, all ernli.tloa ot which
. j w . mtaiir. Invited to fonril rvlc(j,
Tours. J p, ta Ilrjro Haw r v, , Bats.. lot.
North CtJar Hill Com, Auto entlc.
HI'XP WANTED KKMAr,K
ii) W. Somerset t,
Shows Need of $1,117,955
for City Expense
WOULD ADD EIGHT CENTS
Controller Walton In n. letter to Coun
cils this afternoon pointed out the need
for $1,117,955.91 In excess of nil moneys
counted In tho budget upon which members
of Councils' Finance Committee reported a
ll.ZO tax rate. To raise this sum woum
requlro an Increase In the tax rato of about
eight cents oVcr the proposed new rate.
Chairman GafTney, of Councils' Finance
Commltteo, conferred with Mayor Smith
over tho Controller's letter, but prior to the
session both declined to say what sugges
tion they would make to Councils toward
making up the money.
When the $1.20 rate was decided upon
by tho Finance Committee It was shown
that revenues would show ft surplus of
JS00O aside from nn unexpected surplus of
$1,410,000 that was not counted In tho geh
ernl totals. This surplus will be used to
th' extent of about $800,000 needed for
street-cleaning nnd ash-removal contracts,
while nn Item of $400,000 of expected rcv
enues from t Increased water meter ratei
Is of such an uncertain nature that It Is
not counted upon with any deflnlteness.
The surplus of $8000 was thought by
many members of Councils Flnnnco Com
mltteo to bo too small n working mar
gin, and now that nn undetermined amount
must be added to tho sinking fund nccount
to cover Interest nnd other charges on Items
paid out of the consolidated loan fund
on account of loans not yot floated, the
surplus Is quickly wiped out, leaving a
No matter what tho size of the deficit
left, It tho $1 20 rate Is adopted It will
prevent tho carrying out of the plan of
Chairman Gaftncy to placo tho city on a
pay-as-you-go basis. With this fact In
view, tho Mnyor ond Chnlrman GafTney are
going over tho latest figures submitted by
Controller Walton with a view to determin
ing whether or not to Increnso tho rate
three or five cents, so as to provldo for
tho additional funds needed.
RECORD FOR MARRIAGE
LICENSES BROKEN HERE
Number of Permits Issued in
City Shows Little Fear of
High Cost of Living
Tho high cost of living Is proving no
deterrent to young couples and old taking
out marrlngo licenses. Up to noon today
3451 licenses had been Issued slnco October
1, an Incrcaso ot 350 over tho corresponding
period Inst year.
Tho heavy rush for Thanksgiving licenses
since tho first ot this week has aided Im
mensely In tho record shattering, 324
licenses having been granted this week. Tho
rush today wob up to fifty-seven couples
obtained licenses up to noon today.
The licenses granted today were:
William r. Hownril, 4225 Olive t., and Mary
C. Macaba. 422S Olive Bt. .
Julius Flarcntln. 42D Franklin at., and Buslo
Matlock, 42U Franklin Bt.
Harry F. Clarke, Trenton, N. J., and Mary M
lllack. Ilulmevllle, l'.
Ooorgo Bennett, New York city, ond Margaret
II. llcevea. 1B33 N. Ilroud at.
Lorenzo Winters, 1412 Lombard at., and Helen
Maaon, 1412 Lombard at.
Raymond. K. Rublcan, 1100 Chelten avo., and
Renins. M. McCloakey. 148 K. I'nmona terrace.
Tranrla J. FltMlmmona. 4S44 Richmond at.,
and Anna Bchanz. 2840 Victoria st.
Roy n Delany. U17 H, BBtli at., apd Iaabel
h. Smltheman. R807 J.ocuiit st.
Vnhon M. Jaahallun, lull N. ilOth St.. nnd
ZaroMBky Yorsanjlan fi3o7 Walton at.
Colons C. Fletcher, 47in Duftlold at., and
Mamie M. Smith, 4710 Duffleld at.
Richard Uaumlllor, ' Jr.. Camden. N'. J., and
Myra, V. llahn. Wtit Colllngawood. N. J.
Frank A. llroach, Camden, N, J., and Irene
Wllaon, .1002 Lancaster ave.
David L. wilder. 403 Wilder at,, and Jennie
Fine, 831 H. 2d at.
Jamta F. Caaey, 2030 S. 10th at., and Mary
K. Rtmrkey. 1233 H. 24th at.
John I". Klggln. 4144'HaIem at., and Catharine
C. llarron, 1S2U Adamaon at.
Jeaae A. dray, Camden, N. J., and Mary Cum-
mlnga. Oak Lane. Ia.
aioannl Onoratl, Marcus Hook. I'o., and Maria
1)1 Tomasal. 2840 N. Vnn l'elt at.
Walter C. Dolly. 1009 l'ratt at., and Helen
Albertaon, 481'8 I'ann at.
William Qreen, 1D33 Catharine at., and Meavrell
K. Handley, Darby, 1'n.
Charier A. Dlttrlch, U728 Dltman St., and
Clara M. Cunningham. 3:02 llonncr at.
John II. Tuttle. Jr.. .1300 Knorr at., and
Sarah R. Thompson, 830U Knorr at.
David Kchoen, 1H31) K. Westmoreland St., and
iao wnime, oult waiieer at, ,.
Allan Hunter, Jr., Chestnut Hill, Fa., and
Arabella M. Scott. Media, Pa.
Joseph McOettlimn. 873 N. 25th at., and Mary
Miller. 1037 fl. 1th at.
Joseph A. Senry, 41!2 N. 00th at., and Jennie
II. Daly 0057 Callowhlll at.
Raymond I.angton. 2232 Moors St., and Frances
1.. McKnlnht, OSSH Croweon at.
Patrick J. Toner, 4001 Paschall ave., and Katie
ilyrnea. 'JtTM H. lleechwood at.
Samuel M. Dunlup, 1247 H. 47th at., and Ellin-
both M. Ruppert, 1824 B. SOth at,
Arthur White. 4233 Salem at , and Emily Men-
nla, 4347 Paul at.
Thomas Reed, 1230 S. Carlisle at., and Ethel
Watera. 2333 N. Fawn at
John Klllot. Jr., 713 Oray'a Ferry road, and
Stella Jackion, (1003 Angora ave,
Fred Uuu, Jr., 417 Livingston at., and Irene
Datiey. 3101) Jaiper at.
Louis Frank, 1U3U H. 12th at., and Leah
Samuel, Frankford, l'a.
Frank Phillip-. 2428 K. 16th at , and I.lla
llodgera. 2433 Aspen at
Albert Marks, 1337 Arch at., and Minna Clark,
1725 Norrla at. , ..
Joseph Jordan, 1235 N. Warnock at., and Mar
guerite Johnston, 1203 N. Jeasup at.
Clarence Krewaon. 4U13 Paul at., and Laura
Miller. 1443 Louden at.
John Salmon, 231U U at., and Elliabeth Seel,
21)10 D st.
Richard Cavliton, 2430 E. Indiana ave., and
Anna Kelly, 3171 Cedar at,
James Hicks, 4802 N. 40th at,, and Rebecca
Washington, 40211 Green st.
Andrew McClure, 2021 llrandywlne at., and
Teresa McLaughlin, 2031 DranJywIno at.
George Hubbard. BOO N. 24th St.. and Katharine
Uerlln, 800 N. 24th at.
Michael Haughey, 2837 Belgrade at., and Mary
A. ltvder. lift W. Westmoreland st,
Philip Edgar. Kaston, l'a.. and Ltllie Hots.'
SS42 N. 17th at.
Yotet Kacymarek, 2570 Orthodox at., and Helena
Sykuteraka, 2300 Lefevre st,
Fred Render. 2.".'3 N, 2tn St.. and Edith Ear
bey. 2815 N. College ae,
Thomas llurUe. iil'JO a. vuth at,, and Elizabeth
Uachman, 2030 Wilder at. ....
deorge shevlln. New Vork city, and Marlon
Raymond Uakar, 2103 8, Simpson at,, and Anna
firmlna:,, 213T S. Oould st.
Oeorge Holmes, 4010 Wajne ave,, and Ellen
Uoiden. 4U1U Wayne ae,
Isaae Kata. 1032 N. Slat at., and Lena Daw-
aker, 20211 Uerks st.
Philip Shannon, i!3ti,t vs. Cumberland at., and
Mary Murray. 2001) S. Adams at. '
Charles H- Frailer. 1317 N. Camas St., and
Wllheimwa, g.. urom. jqii fi. u&nuo at.
aeorge W. Ms honey. 1222 N Allison st, and
Matilda F, Davl. 2330 Aspen st. .
Harry Mscher, 1835 N. 24th at., and Gertrude
Llnford II. Mover. 883 N,' SSd St., and Florence
Van Name. 4018 Market st,
William Vahlj, BS28 Market st , and Cecelia
Usrrlson. 7222 Paschall avunue.
Birds Cheaper in Boston
BOSTON, Nov, 29 The price o turkey
and the faces of Boston retailers fell lower
early today than, at any time since tha
boypott on the birds by Hub housewives
began. Thirty-five centa a pound, tha lowest
figure yet touched th( year, waa quoted,
The battle will continue throughout today
with consumers urged to hold off until to
night before buying their tomorrow's din
ner, and thirty-cent turkey la predicted.
60c85c and $1.X0 ,
Real Heme Meal and mart
Economical than Home.
1321 Chestnut St.
29 Market gt, W
limum rati ) i niT'i a'lVi.i irMiiiivmrr
tisiiKfHLid&P-'fllY 4$a lfttw-
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NOW FIRST SEA LORD
Admiral Sir John Jollicoo being
promoted, his post ns commander
of tho British Brand fleet will bo.
taken by Admiral Bcatty.
NEW FIRST SEA LORD
Beatty Named Commander of
Grand Fleet Shake-Up in
LONDON, Nov, 29.
In Commons today 'First Lord ot tho Ad
miralty Balfour nnnounccd selection of Sr
John Jclllcoo as First Sea Lord of tho Ad
miralty nnd Admit nl Ucatty ns Commander
of tho Grand Fleet.
Admiral Jollicoo nssumed supremo com
mand of tho British homo fleets on August
I, mil. with tho rank of nctlng ndmlrnl Ho
has been .Second Sea Lord of tho Admiralty
Blnce 1912 nnd Is flfty-soven years of nge.
Admiral Bentty has for somo tlmo been
commanding England's hattlo cruiser squad
ron He was the voungest of rear ad
mirals nnd Is now tho youngest man who
over commanded Knglnnd's grand fleet, be
ing only forty-flvo years of ago. Hln wife
Is nn Amorlcnn woman, formerly Ethel
Field, daughter ot tho lato Marshall Field,
tho Chicago merchant.
Bentty wns the British naval commnndor
of tho crulBer squndron which encountered
tho German fleet In tho North Sea and
fought tho naval battle of tho Skagcrrnlc
which took place on May 31, 1916, .Beforo
this ho hnd commanded squadrons In tho
battles off Heligoland and In that which
resulted In tho sinking of tho German
Sir Henry Jackson, retiring First Sea
Lord of tho Admiralty, has been appointed
Admlrul nnd president of tho Itoynl Naval
Collego nt Grconwlch.
Balfour also stated that, duo to these
changes, there would bo a number of trans
fers In tho make-up of tho Admiralty board
and also a number of changes In tho higher
commands of tho fleets.
NEWSPAPER MEN TAKE
STAND IN ST0UGH SUIT
Publisher Testifies He Heard
Evangelist Assail Four Men
as "the Gang".
WlLKES-BAItrtE. Nov, 29. Newspaper
men woro called to tho witness stnnd today
for tho purpose of building up tho caso of
AV. J. Cullcn against Henry "W. Stough,
the evangelist, in the $50,000 damage suit
being heard before Judgo Terry and a. Jury
Wllllnm Evans, publisher of the Valley
Vigilant, was called to the stand today and
declared he Was present at the Stough tab.
ernacle on Juno 12, 1914, when Stough
preached his sensational sermon In which
he attacked Cullen, Max FrJedlander, Harry
Jacobs nnd John Flerro.
Evans tostlfled that Stough referred to
these men as tho gang In control, lie also
swore that tho ovangellst testified they were
responsible for gambling, houses of HI re
pute, and open Sunday saloons tn Hazle
ton. Tho witness also said he heard Doctor
Stough say that "Harry Jacobs will be In
hell within ono year."
Evans claimed that he took notes on the
sermon and also that .his memory was good
as to what was said.
John B. Kraft wob recalled to tho stand
during tho morning session nnd testified that
after hearing the sermon ho nnd two other
reporters got their heads together and com
piled a report
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color of Cordovan, the
beautuul deep cherry, ine
model is one of the newest and,
without a doubt, the most popular shade of the day.
When wanting shoes it will pay to visit ou Merrs
Department on the Main Floor. Our variety of men f foot"
Wear represents the largest you will find with, a price tor
every pursej $3.50 to $9.
IIS A SM5AT TO JUT FKET
Washington May Send w J
1 ship to Bdng Austrian 1
MAID SEIZURE RESENTED!
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2.-Cotmi . 3
of ; Austr.a".Huwary tT ho VtedOT
respondent of the Publlo Ledr' In .1
patch to that newspaper. tlsVint..!
"Tho attitude of the State DwarbS'I
toward Great Britain's refusal o? M
conduct tn h ami....ji .Jr.1. ol .f1
?rs ,t h8 "lilmato Issue of the Sasi 3
Hapsburg monarchy Ir? wKJo7V$
If necessarv. n v...i ....lVn5l0J'' ndj
navy will be sent to Hoi and or DcnnfaJ
to carry out Count Tarn-?. . "cn.nla'lta
British blockade. 'rougn th'
'The Anmvii. in i.- . '
gard to Count TarnoSlTlIl bo wordr,'1
limited r.0."",?""'"':-. b .It will b.ta.J
omclal channeiV, that tK Unlt'S'efutS'SBtl
not endure n nrnlrm.,i .':... """J Ut8
at onco send a cruise!? for h 73
n caso Great IlrHni ., J "" "aaor.tl
the necessarv r ,:".,u,,u ,0 &.'
"The notion of tho British Oo eminent i.S
rennrded ns a i..i.i, ,.,V:,.;crnm.ent ',
manners rather than a",' K- J"
tho United Stati... hm ft,. 5?I ui a,rron o
Is determined to put Vn "and I to OrSt M
aln's flout he of mi ,i.i .".." ''"'"I
likely that tho note in regard to com, i- "1
nowskl will l,n fniin.'TS.!.? Fount Tar-!
neremnlnrv I . " " "'"" ttMthrI
of thUnlted Staies ma ,olH lanre1
mark, Norway and Sweden. "ana' D8V
, "l 'Vth? BO""! opinion In Governm.nl
circles that tho action of Great rwEu?' i
tno caso of Count Tarnowli .,. u '" "'w
?i.l0,m0..a"?.co.n.c."s.1.0?'' to the UnlW ,
w. . ... v.c ul uincKiisc nnd the msii
storjnaa-es. 4 c-nlflna ti,nt , ''i.? """S
Nayy group has gained entire control oltK
British For en nm ,! .t,, ,,." V vi ?
of the United States wA. recelvS
nr.nAl.lAr.n0 U n.i..i..unia.. -. wc j ,
crulsor, ? """."""".T " mP'l"r
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SENATOR W VARE GETS
'EM COMING AND GOINGi
Paid for Filling in Park With
Debris Collected Under Big
State Senator "Ed" Varo submitted todayi
mw umjr um lor mo improvement of tn.
eastern section of Lcaguo Island Park. j
Tho lono bid ot tho contractor-politician
makes suro his retention of a convenient
dumr, for collections mado unritr hl ,vn- .
tracts for cleaning streets and removing
nsoes, uur. a row days ngo vare was
awarded tho 1917 contract for cleaning
streets In tho southern district at a price
238,000 In advance or tho cost this year.
From tho 238,000 obtained under the 1917
awnrds, ho will collect dirt, get paid for It;
and then dump It in Lcaguo Island Park
and got paldngaln at tho rato of forty-two
centa a cublo yard. Ho Is allowed to put
160,000 cublo yards on, his "collected" flirt
In tho park. Tho total will bo almost $75,
000 which, ndded to tho 238,000 price on
tho street-cleaning contract, makes a trill
more than $300,000 that Senator "Ed" will
abstract from tho pocket ot 1917 tax
payers. If tho Senator received this sum
direct from Fhlladclphlahs, It woyli mean
approximately fifteen cents from every
man, woman and child In the city.
SEEKS BIG CONVENTIONS
Sesqulccntennial Commltteo Plans ior
Flans aro being made for the lBOth an
niversary in 1928 of tho signing of tho Dec
laration of Independence. Irvln F. Paschall,
chnlrman of the committee ivhlch has the
celebration In charge, said today that efforts
aro being made to havo national comen
tlons and other big events held. In Phlladel
phla, so tho city will become accustomed
to cntcrtnlnlrig big crowds.
Ono of tho first celebrations scheduled Is
the convention of tho National Roso Orow
r' Amnrlntlnn. which will be held In
.;" i. 1
Moro than flfty prominent Philadelphia!! ,
will co-operate to make the Declaration cel
ebration a success.
William Henderson Dead
CARLISLE, Pa., Nov. 29, William Hen; .
derson. 65 years old, descendant of one ot.
the earliest uumoermnu ouniy !.- .
and ono of the wealthiest men n this eec-
i- aa ar tilH Vinmi-t hera after a.
protracted illness. Ills estate is valued at .
Dark Cherry Shade
so much in demand
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