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KING FOR A DAY HAPPY
IN BRIEF DOMINION
Adam Alburgcr, Back in Hum
ble Shop, Revels in Memory
of His Splendor
REGAL DRESS HIS AIM
Costumer's Experience in Mummers'
Pageant Like Tnlo From
Like a talo of the Arabian Nights wns
the experience! nf Adnm Alburger. a humble
costumcr, of 2.05 South Tweiilyfourth
Alburger was "King for a Hay" yesterday
with thousands paying him homoce, yet
today ho Is ngnln a coslumer patiently
plylhg hlii needle In Ills little workshop.
The little man Is happy. Intensely bo,
though nil of his royal splendor has van
ished an If n tabled genius of tile Orient had
risen suddenly 'from mystical vapor and
pronounced a magical sentence of command.
Alburger won the $lno prl?.e for the
best captain's uniform In the mummers'
'parade yesterday, lie Is captain nf Iho
Charles Klein nub, of South Philadelphia,
and It was the cunning of Alburgcr's needle
nnd his knowledge of color arrangement
that caused his cottiimc to stand out among
the thousands of costumes in the great New
Year's pageant like a diamond among n
lot of Imitation stones. Alburger nuid bis
own costume, nnd be also had a bund In
the designing nnd making of the costumes of
of tho fle hundred or inoro members of
the Klein Club.
For many months AlburRer had looked
forward to tho annual mummers' parndo
with Joy and expectation Tho pageant
was the vehlclo which was to lift him for
a day from tho commonplace to the
ubllmo. Those fuw hours nf glory nmply
compensated him for all of tho months
of toll with the needle To be for olio
day the most brilliant nnd spottacular
figure In a city of l.fion.000 persons was
famo cnoui;l for this humble little cos
tumcr. Jt gratified his soul, lired hla
Imagination nnd made him happv.
All of the hopes anil nil of the dreams of
this King of the Mummers were gratified
yesterday ns ho swept regally down Uroad
rtreet at the head of the Klein Club. No
king, emperor or potentate was ever at
tended by more pomp and ceremony The
rpectnclo outrivaled the barbaric splendor
which formerly attended the crowning of a
Korean rOmporor In medieval I'ome or
nncleot Kgypt then- never was a more
' Gorgeous scene.
Hnveloped In n suit of white satin which
shimmered like a mountain pool In nn
August moonlight, Alburgcr was at once a
figure to command attention Swung from
his shoulders was a marvelous cape, won
derfully embroidered with (lowers. The ends
nnd streamers of this movable (lower gar
den were carried hv seventy handsomely
costumed pages. With shoulders thrown
back Alburger walked with sparkling eyes
nnd kingly tread It wen muMc to his soul
to hear the murmuis. shouts nnd exclama
tions of admiration no ho strode majestically
down the thoroughfuro Among the spec
tators were persons of all walks or life
clerks, laborers mill hands, hunkers and
millionaires. All paid homage to this "King
for a Day."
City News in Brief
1II.OOI) fl.fiT uu the hnihi following n
fall on the Ice resulted in the death of Pat
rick J Doyce, twoitv c.ir.. old of i:ast
Mermaid lane and Stenton avenue The
youth a'so suffered a fractured nose while
fckatlng on S.iturd,t .mil had this trented,
the effects of the clot not developing until
' CITY AI,IM)INTMi:.NT today Include:
Joseph A. Smith, GS53 usage avenuo, drafts
man, Department of Transit, salary $tlrt;
, Thomas F. Karris, 0524 Locust street, nr
. chttcctural draftsman. Department of Trun
' Bit, 1000: II. I'. Martin. 2511 South Cleve
land avenue, principal, Board of Itecreation,
J5 a day; Cecil It Futer, 101 North Fifty
second street, and It. A. lliswiinger, HUB
Frankford avenue, class leaders. Board of
Recreation, $3 a day, and Charles It. Murr,
1304 North Twenty-ninth street, smoke
Inspector, Ilure.iu of Holler Inspection,
$1100 a year.
SHOOTING A 1IOV In the leg reunited In
Harry Boyd, n negro, of 207 Collom street,
being held under titiU ball for court today
by Magistrate l'ennock Ills victim. Ilornco
linger, nine years old of 32 Hast Wlster
rtreet. Is In the Oermnntown Hospital from
a. slight tlesh wound Uoyd was celebrating
the arrival of 1017 with a revolver when
the boy passed.
IIJ'.I.IKUM C.Chi;i IJV P.VCl'SIOMA
starteil Freil Holler, fifty-four years old, of
42 Kast SharpnacU street, on a wnlk
through tho cold streets early today. Tho
j exposure may retult ir his death, physi
cians at tho Ucrjmintown Hospital reporting
hla condition as critical.
JUIlflK TIIOMAH I.. l'IM.IJTTItlt'R
automobile was among eight stolen on New
Year's Day. The Judgu left his car stand
ing In front of tho Hacquet Club while he
was eating dinner. When ho csime out
It had disappeared. Tho other cars which
were stolen belonged to Milton Orag, 020
Wynnewood road ; Stanley R Ktager, 3237
West I'enn street : Dr Louis Fisher : George
W. Schmidt, 1332 Tioga street; II. U. Ferry.
1110 Lindsay avenue; Itobert Woods. 3I2C
Haverford avenue, and Jsadoro Meyers,
MASONIC lIO.Mi:. Ilrond and Oiitlirlo
streets, received Now Year donations of
110,000 at a reception, one of the l-ircest.
at the home last night W Freeland Ken
drlck. president of tho home, welcomed tho
visitors Addresses were made by Louts
M. Wagner, vice president, and II .1. Cattell.
Music was furnished by the Lu Lu Temple
mm; millions or dollaks held lu
Christmas savings clubs was released for
shoppers In the district of the Philadelphia
Federal Reserve Hank, according to Richard
L. Austin, president of the bank. The
largest amount released by one club was
(383,000 This Is said to account for the
enormous business transacted by the local
l'LUNOLNO TllltOL'OU u wlnduw to
esoape when a gasoline torch exploded, John
Pempaey, twenty-three years old, of 33
Laboratory Hill, was cut on the hands and
face. He was taken to St. Joseph's Hos
pital. He was not seriously hurt.
AN OVEltHBATIin OIL bTOVi;, which
Ignited draperies, caused a fire in the home
of William Branch, 1124 South 20th street.
The bla was extinguished before any
strioue damage was done
THOMAS CONWAY, (layer or Mary Hee
nH. thirteen years old, of Qrenloeh, N. J.,
who was murdered last Friday, la expected
to recover despite efforts to kill himself. He
(a la Cooper Hospital. Camden. The girl's
body was taken u the Camden morgue by
ordar of Prosecutor Kraft and a post nvor
tiB performed- What it disclosed has not
--. if IK ST CMUI8TM.1S ACCIDENT re
tufted KL Cooper Hospital was tbat of Rob
en Buia ix year old uf VarqfraritviUe.
wb5 i4icd a tuui tilt fur Obrlfiiia To-
Am fa - IrMl tru, nu &J.W. HJiel willltt at.
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CALWELL DEFENDS fllS
ADVICE TO "GO SLOW"
President of Corn Exchange
Bank Cautions Against Ex
cessive Stock Buying
Charles S Cnlwell, president of tho Corn
lfttcluwftP National Hank, was .isked tod.iv
why, although this country was still nt
peace, his bank advised their clients to "gn
stow." when a year nito their ndvlce was
"go nhenit ntul do business wn are not
nt war "
"As a mntter of fact." said Mr Cnluell.
"manufacturer nre loaded up with ordi-ts
for four months and more ahead Sn one
can predict whnt Is gnlhB to happen In the
next four months If events should so shape
themselves Hint there would be a sudden
slump In tho present unheard-of prices for
all kinds of rnw nnd manufactured ma
terials und foodstuffs, the men hunt or
manufacturer who Inads up nt these prices
to meet nil the orders he hns nn hnnd or
to anticipate still other orders would llml
himself forced to sustain serious losses
through the Inevitable cancellation of
orders, or through failure of certain rii
tomers to meet their obligations
"our ndvlie Is to discontinue pnreliiixlnn
wants Into the future nnd in buv mil from
hnnd to mouth In this way reducing liabil
ity for loss on contracts outstanding ill the
time tho decline In market Wilms comes, as
it Is bound to "
Mr. c.ilwi II colled attention to n ropy of a
letter from a prominent mnmifactuicr tn a
cuctonicr of the bnlik which goes Into
minute detail on this whole injection, and
which Is printed In the December 2d copy of
The Advance, a publication Issued by the
Corn Hxi'linnge National Hunk
Only a "Sizzer"
t'lintlnurri from Pane One
those speculators profiting by such
alleged leak lie has not furnMiert the
names In either case. And so then Is
at this time nothing et furnished ine
evefi approaching information that
would warrant me In calling together
(he Committee on Rules.
Itepubllcnn members of tho committee,
led by Representative Campbell, of Kan
sas, demanded of Chairman Henry nn "open
and nhovc board" Investigation of the
clung, : by Thomas W. Lawson that $.
Ofin.uno was made In Wall Street through
a "leak" on the President's peace note
"The Republican members of this com
mittee demand a showdown by Thomas W.
Lawson nnd nn open and nboe board In
vestigation of his charges." said Campbell
This slur upon the President of the United
States and Congress must be cleared up nl
"If neccsairy wo could subpoeiiu every
broln rage house In New York city and get
at tho root of this thing. Wo demand a
(omplcte and public exposition at once.
STON1! RAPS CIVIL SKRVICK
Admltlng that "secrets have found their
way out of tho State Department " Sonator
Stone, chairman nf the Corelgn Relations
Committee, today blamed "tho present
system of civil service" for such leaks.
Stono, from tho door, referred cauMlcally
to Thomas W. Lawson ns "n low ereuture"
and "a dlrgustlng ass."
I Using to a point of personal privilege,
Stone read copies of a newspaper clipping
in which It wns charged he had protlted In
Wall street by ndvnncp Information on the
I'resldeut's peace note. After denlng the
nccusatlon Senntor Stone raid:
"Things have occurred which should not
he possible. Secrets have found their way
out of tho State Department
"The tilings I refer to do not concern the
stock markets : they concern the honor of
"1 fear the bctrnynl of puhlte coufldi'tico
Is due to the present civil service system.
I would have most trusted men In those
positions, regardless of their civil service
Referring further to the Wall street af
fair. Stone said :
"I do not care what effect the President's
peuce nete had upon AS'ull street.
"I am deeply concerned, though, to know
that no public olUciiil is concerned lu It.
I hope wo huVe reached tho time when tin
Uovernmunt at Washington can way what
it pleases to foiuign Powers anil to Con
gress without considering what effect it
will have upon Wall street.
"DISai'STKD" BY LAWSON
"Thla Iavvson affair disgusts me. t de
spise these sensational falters. The remark
by Mr. lawson that In case investigation
was pushed It would be ImiioHslbiu to secure
a quorum In cither the ifcmatu oi I louse
would lead one to suppose that there wus
not an honest man In either branch of Con
ijress. "It dlsgustB mo that a creature of this
low type would make such u statement. I
nm surprised that tho press would take up
the bellowlnus of this oss."
Following Senator Stone's speech, Senator
Itorult asked to see the newspaper clip-
Tiiia u ii mistake." said liorall. "The
article leads 'I'. S. Stone.' 'I venture the
following solution. Tho article evidently
intends to state I'. S. Steel, an error in
tram-mission made It I'. H. Stone.' "
Senator Borah's solution brought forth
applause from both the lloor and galleries
of the Senate.
DEMANDING NIGHT SHIRTS
I. V. V, Leads Movement in Minnesota
Woods for Better Camp Sanita.
tjon Violence Feared
DL'IAJTII, Minn., Jan. 8. Nightshirts,
and tho cleaning of their camps twice a
week, are included in the demands of more
than 1500 lumberjacks striking In tho woods
of northern Minnesota today under tho
Industrial Workers of tho World.
Meanwhile. 500 "Industrial Workers" nro
moving on the camps of the International
Lumber Company at Virginia, Minn., to
recruit more strikers. Already they have
assimilated or dispersed TOO men employed
In camps of the International Fall Lumber
Company at Uemuull. Mini:.
Because of fear that the appearance of
the Industrial Workers of the World army
at Virginia, where 1500 men are at work,
may result In a claslj. preparations are
being made to protect the property of the
International Lumber Company, and K. W.
Backus, one of its representatives, lias
asked Governor Brunqulct to hold the Na
tional Liuard ready for an outbreak. So
far the Industrial Workers of the World
campaUjn has been carried co. without vio
lence. C. f. IWb Father Weds nt 91
LOS ANUKLES. Jan. S Chariest It
ulniy-ou. father at tiw late V W.
eeree.1 king, is the husband today of Mrs.
Nellie J Moore, nit) -five his Ore wife's
close friend Mrs Moore promised Mrs
Post liut she would cart fur the uged man
as l"it as ho lived) Post was a friend of
lJi.uUuu Lmoolu and Grant. 11U Mrkt
wife died three ears agu.
SITE OF PROPOSED STADIUM
GYPSY STIRS TROUBLE
IN TROUBLED FAMILY
Loon llntton, Nnrberth Man, and
Events followed rapidly In the family of
Leon llntton, ll Conway avenue, Nnr
berth. when u KMisv fortune teller, known
as "Kvangeline the Uciiutirul Queen," be
gan to sco things in her little glass crystal.
In fnct, ivll things occurred inpldly on,'
after nnother In the llntton home H.it
ton'B stepdaughter, Saiah Allgulll, twenty
one years old, became hopele ! mfntuated
with her mother's husband, "o much en
that she turned lur mother out or doois
The mother iippenhd to the polle- for eld.
with the result that Sarah wus aire: ted
and sentenced to thirty day.' In the .-ounty
prison by Kmilrc McCullnii. of N'arherth. on
the accusation of disorderly conduct. llnt
ton wns al''o nrrestid and hold In lima bull
on an accusation of marital Infidelity
The llattons accuse "llvangellnn tho
Tlcautlful Queen" of having placed un evil
i-pell over their home, but the foitune teller
indignantly denies the charge, She de
clares that she forewarned the llattons of
the evil events on the horizon of fate, nnd
thereby enabled them to dodge many dlrelul
According tn lintton, his marital life was
perfectly happy until his stepdaughter,
Sarah, came over from Sweden two Jears
ugo to llo in his home
"Sho fell In love with me," ho said, "and
I couldn't stop her."
Ilatton Is thirty-two years old, and Ids
wife Is forty. After the maimer of Swedish
maidens. Snrnh had pretty blonde hair, a
fresh pink and whlto complexion nnd soft
Mrs Ifntton discovered thai things weie
not quite ns they should be In her home, so
she visited "Kwingelinc the Ueaiitlful
Queen" in the tatter's tent In ii grove near
the Wynnewood station of tho I'enusvlvnnla
Ilallroad "livangeline tin- lleuutlful
Queen" Is the usual type of gypsy fortune
tellers She has coarse black hair falling
in two lightly woven braids, n swarthy skin,
nnd a red and el!ow dress decorated with
red, blue and green bends. Suspended from
her ears anj heavy gold earrings.
After gazing for several minutes lu her
crystal "Evangeline the Beautiful Queen"
very quickly suvv what wus the trouble
with the llntton family.
"Two old women living In your neighbor
hood," sho told .Mrs. Ilatton, "have cast
a curse ev r yuur house. Now, If you will
give me 40 I will tell you how you can
drive that curso away."
Now, Mrs. llntton did not possess $40 at
that time, but she had $20, and after Mime
deliberation "lOvangclluo the Beautiful
Queen" said thnt would be sulllclent.
When she had gained possession of the
two crinkly ten-dollar hills the fortune
tellor gazed Intently lu her crystal and
"You have In your house an old gray
coat and an old black coat. Vou must burn
'one of these coats when you got home ;
ulso burn u black felt hat, which Is caus
ing a lot of evil in jour home"
Mrs. Ilatton burned tie- old black coit
and the felt li.it when she arrived home, but
she s.tys that nothing good resulted. Her
marital affairs remained unsettled.
In the meantime, Sarah, suffering from
twinges of conscience, decided tn visit
"Kviyigeline the lleuutlful Queen." The
fortuno teller, after extruding J50 from
Sarah, looked Into lur crstal mid told her
that u former fwecthearl wus en route
from Sweden to Amerita to Join htr.
"lie is now on shipboard," suld the for
tune teller, "und he is coining to you with
love in his heart "
Tills Information did not bring much
comfort to Sarah, for she loved her step
father and the arrival of the former sweet
heart would oiiij complicate mutters.
"Kvaugeline. the lhautlfiil Queen,"
placed some my.-terlous figures on a slip
of paper and wrapped the paper with a
"Sleep on this handkerchief for tluee
nights," sho directed, "und your troubles
will smooth out Dh sure nnd sleep with
your head ut the foot of the bed " Surah
did as directed, but no peuce settled upon
the Ilatton household.
In fact, things came to a head Sunday
when Sarah drove her mother out of tho
house und locked tw door. The mother
appealed to Conslablo Walzer. but when the
ciiiistuble tried to enter the house Sarah
pointed a pistol at linn and Waller re
treated. He brought bulk three more
constables, however, and S.nuh was ui
rested, us ulso was her stepfather.
SIX FLEE TO STREET
FR0MPIRE IN 15AKERY
Sleepers Above Establishment Awak
ened by Policeman and
Led to Safety
Six persons were forced to flee to the
street tn their night clothes and tsuou
damage wan done by a (Ire which started
early today In the basement of the baking
establishment of Morris Sailor. g30 North
Sailor had finished baking and gone up
stairs to rest when he srnelled smoke com
ing from the basement Its run to the
corner anil turned in an alarm. M-unwhiui
Taylor, a policeman of the Twenty-slth
unil York streets station, saw the fire
engines coming, and. running to the Sailor
home, groped bis way upstairs through the
Mrs. Jennie Sailor, her four-weeks-old
daughter, and Kdward her son, two years
old, were a'wakened by Taylor and taken
down tho stairs. Mr. and Mrs. Morris
Jacobs, who live in the second-story front
room, were assured from the building by
Boy Killed by Subway Train
NEW YORK, Jan. 2. His body wedged
Letween the center puttfonn and the first
car of a local subway train, John J. CSiady,
jr. fourteen years old. of 140 Hast USth
street, died in the Niaety-sUth street sub
way station as hundreds of persons looked
oil Several women became' hysterical
Uopk and 1-J.dtler Company No. 122 uitm-
rs worked Half an luur oeiore tney could
the car aad ettrkate toe boy st body
Two Killed in Skidding Auto
CLEVELAND Jan 2 Mrs Beatrice
Adams iweuty-thxee. of New York aod
David t- Hoffman twenty-three wereJillled
today vkhnti "' machine skidded and
crashed lot an automobile bus.
A Rroup of nminoiors is helilnd the pmjoct to erect n St.OOO.OOO stadium
nn the circus grounds at Kijrhlecnlh street nnd Htintintr Pork nvenur.
The site is within four squm'p of tho ireoKrnphicnl center of the city
and is served by fourteen trolley lines nnd three vailrontli.
JUDGE BRUM NEAR
DEATH AT HIS HOME
Schuylkill County Jurist.
Stricken While Talking
POTTSVir.Lt:. I'n, Jan. 2 Judge C.
S. Dnimm. one of the three Common pleas
Judges of this eoufltj, suffered a stroke of
apoplexy yc!-tenbi afternoon while talking
to friend i nenr his le.Mie in Mlnoravlll" Ills
condition is crlticu1. with Utile hope offered
by attending phys clans that ho will sur
vive. Ills light "ile Is affected, and lie la
Up was nt the drug store of J. Keller
Hums when stricken Several physlclnns
wero railed In, Including Pr. 0 It. Hnl
herntndt, of this cily. lie was then taltcn
to his home
Judgn Iliumm. who i one of the most
.vldely known Jurists In I he State. Is
seventy-eight yeats old. lie wns elected us
a Judge In 1MI8 Although having i cached
nn advanced age, lie had good health,
walked as erect and nulckly ns a young
man and ho made no secret of tho fnct he
expected to be le-elected next year. lie
made several New Yoil. calls and was about
to make more when he suffeicd the Stroke.
An attempt was mnde to impeach Judge
lirumiii before tho LiglsHtuto four years
ngo, hut it failed.
Judgn rtrumni served a number of yonrn
I Corgrfsi as representative of this dis
trict previous to being ibetid to tho bench
lie was a bitter opponent of machine rule
In politics nnd was noted for his severity
toward elect fun Inw hienkti . In the cru
sjde against ballot frauds In 1909 in this
county, he presided at ncsrlv ull tho trials
of accused eloctlon olllclals, covering a
period of two years, nnd sentenced more
than n score of men to j II for long terms.
No appeal'! from his decisions wero sus
tained bv the Supreme Coutt In these cases,
but Mime of the men were pardoned during
flovirtior Tener's term. Ho started a n.i-tlon-wlde
contruvusy by publicly advo
cating the biaiiding of .ill ballot-box stuf
frrs on the forelu.id with the letter "T "
showing that the men thus maikud wero
traitors to tin it- country.
U. S. JUDGE RESERVES
Union Casualty Company Re
ceivership Vacation Held
Judgo Thompson today In tho I'nlted
States District Court took under advise
ment the pititlon of the Attorney Ocnernl,
who a--ked th.it the Federal Court vacate
lis appointment of a receiver for the Colon
Casually Company, made December 18.
The Court that dn named Samuel W.
Cooper us receiver for the cnmpiuy on peti
tion of its principal stockholders, but in
making the uppolntmt-iit it had no knowl
edge that ii recelvciMilu proiecdiin" was
pending In the Dntiph'n County couits.
whih these stockholders were lighting be
cause tho statu Insurance Department was
on December la tho case wus heard lu
the Dauphin County courts and liisurauie
Commissioner O'.Wil was appointed re
ceiver and a dissolution ordered. Hence
there arose a loutllct of authority.
Arguments today were mudc for the
Statu by Deputy Attorney licnrrii! Joseph
I Kun and for Mr. Cooper mid the I'nion
L-asuatiy i-umpany ly J. Howard ltebcr.
Mr. ltebcr Mmply used mutcriul from hh
own brief which wns llhd with the re
reiver's answer to the State's petition u
moment before the arguments brgini.
Mr. Coper, In bis answer, refer sig
nificantly to the need for Investigating
Payments by the company of f7!So .a.-h to
Lyndon l. Wood, It. ij. Wolch and coun
sel. Thy first two ure the dominating fac
tors of the company 0nd the counsel re
ferred to is John C Bell, ex-Attorney lien
eral of I'ennsylvunia.
While the mutter res-ts under advise
ment the iccivcruhip remajns in status
IUo. Ksueptlous to the recent Duuphln
County Court routing are to lie argued in
Harrlshurg tomorrow and Judge Thomp
son seemed to wish t.i learn tho result
there before he ruled dually.
FEDERAL TAXES TO NET
58,000,000 MORE HERE
law flcmovos Uvy From Small Cigar
Dealers and Puts It on Dig
Federal taxes that will net the (lovern
ment more than M.000.OA0 in the Phlladel.
phin district over and above the amount
received lat yeir will aocrtid duriug 1917
as a ru,ult of the abolishing of the law
taxing small cigar dealers and the enacting
of another which places the taxes on the
Cnder the law that was repealed about
ll.OOU jimall dealers in cigars and tobacco
in this district are released from the annual
tax of $1.S0 This was one of the emer
gency taxes imposed by Congress WJOn
after the war cut off much of this CJovern
In place of the tax on small dealers a
special tax has been imposed ou cigar ami
tobacco manufacturers Tobacco manufac
turers will iay a tui. of 3 on aggregate
sales of 10.000 pounds of tobacco ami $13
on aggregate sales of 100,000 pounds'. Cigar
manufacturers will pay f? on aggregate
sales of 60.000 cigars and $12 ou aggregate
sales of lou.ooo ciaers.
The only new small tax levied by the
act is imposed on pool and billiard room
proprietors and calls for a tax of J5 each
on every table of this cliaraoler. Kveu such
organizations as the Young Men's Christian
Association and similar societies will be
compelled to pay the new tax Hitherto
every pool and billlurd table was free from
tax in organlxa liotuj that were not primarily
lu existence for protlt About 1100 tables
will be taxed In tills district
Epfcralni Lederer, collector 0 Internal
revenue estimates that the revenue from
the new munitions, inheritance and the
doubled ini joic tax which was effective yea
tcida will ufujuut lu betvht'in $: 000 000
1 ud 111 oou uyI uuuuatl lu the pluudil
ubta DWUlcl Ttie tAil revenue t-oUtied
froai all avurae Ut year was JlHJuO.ooO.
I from an oure ut yer wus tis.suv.uue. I
TUESDAY, JANUARY 2, JlM7
STADIUM NOW PLANNED
FOR CIRCUS GROUNDS
North Philadelphia Rile Urged
as Most Desirable Vet
Plans for the 'erection of n great t,idmm
In this rltv nm said to be 111 the hands of
n nnitv nf cnpltiillts who tsintrmptnte w
Mt!lHtig the big pint of Ktwltltt nt the lntr
sectlon or KIKMeentb street nnd Hunting
fltrk nvenue for the purpose.
Members of Hie North Philadelphia
Business Men's A"oelntlnn Have placed
themselves on record ml favoring the ron
itluotlnii of the stndlum nt that point and
llvey nre iinnnlmous In pledRlng themselves
tn work uncf'i'slhgly for It.
It has been pointed mil thnt the prnpo-eil
file Is more accessible than any yet con
sidered sine.' the ngltntiotl for the building
of a Htndium begun, more than two ve.ifs
ngr. following the loss of the Army nnd
Nnvv football Riihie beintlsr nf the link of
i-eiitlng capacity nt Krahklln l-'leld, thO
former m:fn of the bin contests.
The plot nt Klghtrrnth street and Hunting
Pnrk nvetnie. kno-vti bs the clrcif giounds.
Is In close pioximlty to bo less than fourteen
troll, v lines, mnklng It easily ni.essll.le
fmui evetv seilion of the rtlv. while the
I'emis.vlvnnln Itailrnnd nnd Mending Itall
wiiv trnck' uieless than (he minute' wnlk,
ther-bv iis-.tirlng out-of-town ivi-suis n
chance to 11. ich It without changing iiirs.
II Ins been nsrerltltioi! thnt the' men
back of the ifiopoUllon to build 11 stadium
on this site nlrt.idy linvi' obtained 1111 op
tion on the grounds, which are owned by
the Hatfield estntc.
Those who favor tho circus ground silo
point to the fact thnt all of the big shows
have picked the place for their exhibitions,
clearly demonstrating thnt It Is the most
desirable point In tho city.
Kilwnrd K Klegler. president nf the Xorllt
Philadelphia 'iluslness Men's Association,
declared that he and other members of tho
itssoclantion, in well ns other business In
leMMts of that cllon, were working enthu
ilnsflcally in the Interest of the pioposed
"We feel that Hie circus ground site Is
by far the most favorable of any yet con
Mdcrcd for the erection of n stadium. Suf
llclenl ground In available not only fur tho
Hndtum itsi If. but for a huge g.itagc which
could be used by motorists. There Is not
n business in this cltv that would not
brnellt by the construction of the stadium
on these grounds. It would cause a busi
ness boom In this section of the city which
would be unprecedented, but It would also
benellt the big hotels nnd business house
In the central patt of the city.
KCKVHVS MAD 13
"I underslniul a survey of the ground
hns been made by the men who propose
c nstructlng the stadium The only Hung
that holds them hnck Is a satisfactory p'lee
for the plot The city cont mplntl cut
tlnr; a street through the property sonic time
ago but as yet nothing ,vis been done.
If tl.i.s thollld be done Clfl mid be l.t-
tlc chance for tho stndlum over being built
"Our nssoc l.itloo took up the mntter nt
.1 meeting lust night and we went on rec
ord ns favoring the project and glvlmj our
iiippi it to the venture
"The site Is nlmost n square plot of
ground, bounded hv Pllto street on the
11,11th, Ltixcine street 011 the north, Smcdley
stre. t on the east and ICIghteentb street on
the west It Is BOO feet by 00 feet. There
I- 11 frontnge of about twenty-live feet on
Hunting I'nik nvenuu.
"The location Is within threo squares of
the geographical center of tho city and Is
tho Ideil place for n stadium It Is planned
to construct a stadium having it seating
capacity of from 1 25.000 to 1BO.O0O persons.
Tho cost will be npproxlmutoly $1,000,000."
VILLA AGAIN MENACES
CHIHUAHUA, IS REPORT
Refugees to Border Declare
Bandits Arc Preparing An
PL PASO, Tex, Jan. 2. A Vllllstn nrmy
urmy of Bonn is within striking dlstnnce of
Chlhunhun City todny, according to reports
niacin to United States department authori
ties. .Vutlvo refugees declare losldents o' the
northern capital expect nn nttack. Tho
movements of ilcnernl M "gula's forces
pointed to an evacuation It the Govern
ment troops are outnumbered
lu Juarez persistent reports are in circu
lation that (lencrnl Jose Snlaziir, Villa'tr
chief lieutenant, is attacking Chihuahua
Cltv finni the south
in the fighting south of Chihuahua City
large numbers of Carranzlstas aro desei'l
Ing to Villa In every engagement, tho refu
gees stated. They ty that the fact that
Villa Is paying his troops In silver nnd
feeding tho men well is drawing recruits.
After Interviewing a score of native and
foreign refugee!- I'nlted States authorities
estimate that Villa now has 12.000 men.
One division of Ills army Is west of Chihua
hua City, holding the lino of tho Mexican
Ttailwuy. The main body of Villlstns is
soutli of tho city and Is reported advancing.
Another bandit column under Colonel Fer
nandez Is (.aid to be moving upon the city
of Diirango. capital of that St it! Several
other detachments of Vllllstas numbering
tiom it l"i,- hiiudiid to a thoiiiuiid cucn
aro operating In tho vicinity of T01 rcon nnd
About 4000 VllllstnB under Manuel Ocha
nre encamped hixty-ftve miles south of
Juarez waiting to cut the .railway com
munication with the border.
GEORGIA TOWN HAS THREE
MAYORS AND 2 COUNCILS
Two Claimants Tnk? Oath as Execu
tive, and Incumbent Itctains
ATLANTA. On. Jan. 2. Klrkwood. a
suburb of Atluntu, today wna worrying
along with threo Mayors and two City
L. J. Cassels, elected Maor In tho face
of the returns, and his councilmunlc ticket
went before City Clerk Hay and took tho
oath of office. W. U. Saunders, Cnssel's
opponent, who declares he was legally
elected, went before Justice titles with his
city Council und ulso vowed he would run
the town properly.
Both claimants postered Mayor H. V, Oil
Hum so much that ho refused to turn over
the keys to cither until the courts decided
who is tho real Mayor.
FKAItS HOSPITAL, ENDS LIFE
Victim of Pneumonia Shoots Himself
After Refusing Ambulance
After refusing to go to a hospital. Michael
Longon. thirty-four yearn old, of 1S10
South Ninth street, suffering from pneu
iiurnU. committed suicide by shooting in
the head, lie fired the shot as an ambu
lance which his parents had summoned to
take him to the Pennsylvania Hospital was
leaving his home. He would not enter the
ambulance and locked himself in his room.
Members of the family say longo be
came despondent after reading several
books on pneumonia. He seemed convinced,
they said, that be would not recover. He
Canadian Rangers to Visit Ireland
DCBL1X Ju 2 The visit to Ireland of
the Duelutaii of Cumuiug'at w I l-.i
'.l,s.dtn Ku!iy.l3 wh 1 ua i 1 lu
uapovledly sum lima o. U liktiy to Uks
plaee in the near future.
Mpi&i f T"
YEAIfS FIRST AUTO VICTIM
William J. McQulston, flvo years
olil, of (Mlii Glenmoro nvoiuio, wna
instantly killed in full view of his
mother last eveninrf when struck by
tt delivery truck. Street victims of
automobiles numbered MO in this
city last year.
l-'IKST AUTO VICTIM OF YEAR
Record of 1010 Is MO Donths, CO More
Thmi in 10 in
The nrst motor fatality of the new year
occurred nt r -30 o'clock yesterday after
noon, when five-year-old William J. McQuls
ton, of 0 lift Ulenmore nvenuc. wns struck
by a light delivery truck In full view of his
mother at Cemetery lane nnd Woodland
avenue. The child wns removed to tho
Cnlverslty Hospital, where It was said that
denth had been Instantaneous.
Tho boy wns walking with his motho
when tho accident occurred. Ho had
broken away nnd ran playfully In tho path
nf a truck driven by C. .1. Wllrey. of Soutli
Fifth .street, Darby, employed by V'. C.
Ulddeti. n llorlst, of (i Cemetery lane.
Coroner Knight announced yesterday thnt
110 Inquists into motor fatalities had been
hold In the year just closed, as against
eighty-one In r.iin, an Increase of flfty-ntiic
In the number of deaths by motorcars and
BREWERS' AID ALLEGED
IN CONGRESS CONTEST
Tobias, Democrat, Charges Un
accounted Expenses in Elec
tion of C. II. Rowland
CLKAUKinLD. IM.. Jnn. 2 William K.
Tobias, Democratic cnndldato for Congress
in tho Twonty-llrst Dlstrlrt nt the recent
election, nnd who was defeated by Con
gressmnn Charles II. ltowland on the face
of returns by n plurality of 20" votes, has
served notleo on Congressman ltowland of
In the uotlco of contest It Is set forth:
Thnt various brewing companies and
other corporations doing business In the
Twenty-Unit Congressional District
contributed money nnd services to pro
mote Charles II. How land's candidacy;
thnt vnrlous coiporatlons, their officers
and agents expended largo sums of
money In working for ltowland nnd
making contracts with certain citizens
to do u-oil; for liowlaud und to spend
time nt the polls for liovvland, nil of
which sums nro not nccouuted for In
nny account rendered by ltowland or
by corporations for other committees.
It Is set foith that large sums wero ex
pended by ltowland nnd by ceitain men
connected with him In business, and that
nono of the persons who were thus engaged
In traveling the district in making contracts
for work in ltowland's behalf has filed nny
Tobias furthor nllegos that ltowland en
tered Into an lib gal contiact with Thomas
Stiles and other leaders of the Socialist
party In thu Twenty-first Congressional
District. Tobias hollows thnt "an Investi
gation of the real fuels i oimected with the
deal with Stiles nnd other leaders of the
Socialist party should be made, so as to
show up the true nature or the transaction."
Tho expenso account of ltowland ns filed
shows expenditure of ?2IHa.2rt, wlieieas
Tobias says ho Is Informed nnd lap
"that n sum very much larger than that
was expended by How land '
Tobias nlso alleges that votes cast for
hint on tho Prohibition ticket weio Hnuun
RHODE ISLAND MAY DROP
STATE CHARITIES BOARD
Governor Beeckman Favors Commis
sion to Take Charge of Work.
Logislaturo Begins Session
rnOVIDHXCn, Jan. 2. Tho nbolltlon of
tho Stato Hoard of Control and Supply, the
nbolltlon of the Stato Hoard of Charities
nnd Corrections, and in their places n new
commission to handle the $855,000 voted in
a recent bond l.suo to bo expended on tho
State institutions nt Cranston, will bo tho
first question before tho Ilhodo Island Legis
lature, which convened today.
Governor Hceckman recommends a com
mbblou of nine, divided Into committees of
three, to do tho work of tho two organiza
tions, which have been wrangling In an
effort to find out "who wns boss."
A radical change lu tho system nf se
lecting jurors Is a move recommended by
tho Governor. Under the present system it
is charged petty politicians uso tho appoint
ments for sinister purposes.
T. W. PJ5TEKS, EX-CONSUL, DIES
Pneumonia Victim Represented U, S.
in Many Countries in Europe
Thomas Willing Peters, formerly Consul
General at Kingston, Jamaica, and for years
in tho consular service, dlotl early today of
pneumonia at his home, 105 West Allen's
lane, Chestnut Hill. Ho had been Mck only
u short time. .
Sir. Peters was born In Philadelphia in
1855 und was educated in private schools
of the city and later in u military academy
at New Haven, Conn., and In Switzerland
ii 1889 he entered the consular service
ufter several years as a. utock rau-r In
Wyoming In the eoauUr service he hem
pouts at I'lauen, Germany; St. Gall. Switzer
land, and many other liuropeau cltlee. Hla
last poet waa at Klngetou. In 1801 he
mairled M1m Anna llond Schobtr, of title
Mincrsville Revolts Against Booze
I'OTTSVILL-'. I'u.. Jan. ? A special ef
fort will be made when S, 'luylklll County
(4ceue Court convene litre on January
16 by the Law and .Order Society to knock
out saloon licences that are overwhelming
varlouh teitiocs i f the county the champ'on
umd urit iti at ,n Mineib. ,!! Ma
l'4u I'll, and s lanlua i wll Leliupiiu
ii,4.U iaiuio tor the Aull-Salouii fulect, at-
CITY NEED OF REVENUE
ENDS CHEAP GAS HOPE
Administration Will Need All of
$3,000,000 n Year When
TO GET 25 CENTS A 1000
Additional Return Under Lease With V,
U. G. I. Will Bo Taken ,
by Salaries M
Any reduction In tho prlco of gns or In
the Indirect tax placed upon Ens consumer
Is moro remote nl tho opening of 1917 thai
nt nny llmo during the nineteen years tiun
the United Gns Improvement Company hn
npernled the rltv-owned khr workq, under
n lease that will hot expire until Decrm
her 31, 1027. That Is ndmltted bv niunln
pal llnanclers havlnt? In chargo tho plan
for lovenuei ntul revenue sources under th
Tho clty'n share of revenue from tho sale
of Kan has Rlcndlly Increased. It has grown
to such proportions that the return for nne
0110 year would ko far toward bulldlnR nn
art pnlnre. u stadium, a convention hall a
modern pier or 11 section of transit line -provide
for Iho entire payroll of the c ly
government for moro than two out of nny
(tlven twelve month". Tho value of such an
nsset Ii fully icallzed by members of the
Councilmunlc Klnance Committee, who have
spent months In a hunt for additional rev.
emirs to provide for governmental ex.
During the first ten yearn of the life of
tho lease under which tho United Gas Im
provement company supplies tho city vi 1th
frco gas Illumination, the $1 n 1000 cubic,
feet charged tho private consumer -as
divided so thnt the company retained
olghty-flvo cents of the totnl nnd each threo
months returned to the city the lt'malning
llftcen cents on each minimum charge. Tits
returns to the city thus early, wero so im
port 11 tit as to ho looked upon as a revenue
Bource Hint It would he necessary to , 011
tlnue It permanent loans for current ex.
penses were not to becomo nn nnnual ov nt
lu 191.li when me uuys ciinrgo lu 1 i,
venues was Incrcnsed under tho lease to
twenty cents on each 1000 cubic foot of
Kns sold, nn ngltntlon for a lower gas rats
was started, It being argued that a mor
equitable l-.iu to consumers might bo had
If tho lenslng company and tho city could
ngrec upon a reduction of both their prorits
This, like previous agitations, rcsuliei' la
Dually, former Mayor BlnhkonburK pro
posed nn eighty-cent gas into nnd had v
submitted to Councils bills providing r
venue.) sulllclent to offset any loss from f
gas levenucs with tho Idea that a more
cuuitnlile system of taxation could he
evolved to icplaco tho 0110 Imposing n pen
nlty of n heavy city tax upon all useis of
ga. ills Idea was to abandon the 1 ity'
share of gas profits nnd substitute oth 1
plans that ho named in new legislation
An antagonistic Councils passed the elitlitj
cent gaa bill, but fulled to pass tho other j
measures to provide substitute revenues
Kacing a loss of hcvcral millions of dolliu"
tinmmlly In revenues, thoro was noili "S
to do but abandon tho plan to give cil
consumcis light at lower rates.
Tho financiers in churgo of the pie !
administration nio counting upon the .1 till
tlonal revenue that will bo received ' n
gns when, 0110 year from now, the or
price received by tho I'nlted Uas Imp" w
ment Company for gas supplied to ion
Humors will ho reduced to s.evcnty-flve ti j f
and tho city's Fbaro correspondingly Ir
creased to twenty-five cents 011 cart 100'
cubic feet sold. This revenue will bo greatl I ,
needed, in view of the present plan to tevli f
upward the salaries of workers in many 1 " f j
tho municipal departmental -" I
UODIXi; VOU ItnDUCTION
Less than six months ago President i-am
uel Uodlnc, of tho United Gas Improveme't
Company, was quoted ns nnxious thnt t!i
city should authorize clghty-ccnt gj o
that tlm Iciiblng company might b- In
position more easily to compete with the- ' "
Philadelphia Electric Company, the cobt of
whoso light had been reduced after a long
rato war before tho Public Service Commls.
slon. Tho suggestion was branded as a
"feeler" by city financiers, who at that time
rofused to bo led juto any controversy that
might bring forcibly to light tho Injustice
nf tho present method by which tho city
lovles an Indliect tax on a portion of 'he
city's population least nhlo to bear such a
burden. Vast quantities of gas m con
sumed In tho more than 300,000 small
homes of tho city, nnd a laige poition of
the revenues of the United Gas Improve
ment Company Is derived from such "lies
In 1915 tho city In round figure-- derived
$2,000,000 from tho balo of gas. Tin- sal"
for 1010, judging from tho return for the
nrst nine months and tho cstlmat'd 1 ib
during tho last throe, will bo at 1 1 J- -200,000.
Tho llgures for 1017, bad upon
natural urowth of business, will le-ult In
an Increnso of several hundred thou .md
dollars and tho returns for tho first teUa
months, nftcr tho city's share of ineon e 1
incicased to twenty-ilvo cents on i.nh moo
loot t-old, will, it Is estimated, run In .id-
vunco of $3,000,000.
Tlneo million dollars In revenues hwini
largo In thu cyca of Councllmen ajia
llnaiicicrs, who are counting on mat ft? j.
many salary Increases during 1917 and, in
tho oyes of the Jlayor, anxious to keep a 5
l.il go working fnrco employed 011 proj'icli J
for municipal Improvements planned lI
before his taking olllce. The nttltudo of the
administration toward any reduction In the
citv'u Incnmo from the indirect tax on tut &
snlo of gas Is best Illustrated by a stnte.
ment made today by 11 llnancier wno repre
sents tho Innermost circle of ndmlnlstran
"I don't mind saying that the city ;
never give up Its revenue from ga w
Piesident Dodlne wants to lower the p-ljl
of gas and havo the U. G. I. foot tho btt
that would bo fine, but the city Is not golij
to lote two or three millions a year or wm
it is assured under a lease entered u
0 is l!
many years ago. Wo need all tho rev
wo can tlnd anil may need moro
ilmn tlm cIIv'm fdi.iro of ciiH Income
creased by uu added flvo cents on euch 1 5l
feet of gas sold."
Confesses Defalcation in I.ctte
CHICAGO Jan. 2 Llbeit 1 lire. -for
twenty-two yearn confidential innt J
Pentecost Brothers, commission br "
and missing slnco last Moifiay, W 2
sought today us a defaulter. In r.
received from him his former ip!
were told that he was shoit bet
$35,000 and $10,000 In hla ai juntt
that lo was a fugitive from justice.
TOOIATll mil fLAinCAtlOS
nni:vi:u. Jan. 2. alivn nnKtfER .jf
1744 N. IBtti H . used fitj. Jtelatives and "
InvUed to funeral services. Thurs . '1 p. -
the Oliver 1(. iiair UW.. JWO Chestnut
Int. private. m m ,,iar
r.MiKK U(iacniy. Jan. I. i . f"iv;
71 llelatlves and frj'n11 JKB
1. No -193, V. and A.M Xg
vlcs. Frl.. 2 p. m.. 72S pi
to funvrul svrvlcus,
. i it iaiH, .
KAKJN Jan. S. A. LOUIS KAKIN. M
Funeral ervleee. Thurs.. 2 v in . '
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aillt yemptilii st lu-lalhea ond friend, jr I
Wm. C Huiiitlton I.CRle No. 1100. 1 ;
und Du llub lnvltd to tunerul fSSS
Thure . S ii. m . at liavld II Schuyler IIudMj.
Proud end Dlamon.1 's Ini prw"
PITTS Jun 3 WM. It T PITTS. bB.
of Mary Kl.unor IJUoii. IUlatlve anJ '""ff
lavlied in fuiwral. Thura . 2 P . "uiit
Stuck a, .. uie-uoldan. Pa. Int. prlvato u"
Bowera Snow II1II and Prloceaa Aaju. " t
paperra pltiaat eupy. , mm-
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liberal rvrti IU3 B. 4loymW" ' ,
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