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CHILD LABOR BILL
Big Victory for Brum
baugh When Efforts
to Amend It Are De
VOTE IS 44 FOR
AND 6 AGAINST
Senator Snyder Argues in V&ln for
Two Hours la as Endeavor to Have
* Changes Made in the Measure as.
Urged by Manufacturing Interests
By a vote of 44 yeas to 6 nays the
child labor bill passed the Senate
finally last night, and Governor Brum
baugh gained the greatest victory he
has thus far scored in the Legislature.
Previous to the taking of the vote on
final passage a vote was taken on a
motion that the Senate go into commit
tee of the whole for the purpose of
amending the bill. This was defeated
by 37 nays to 13 yeas, and the pas
sage of the bill was thus forecasted.
When the bill was reached on third
reading Senator Snyder, of Schuylkill,
arose and moved that the Senate go
into executive session for the purpose
of special amendment. Asked to indi
cate his amendment, Senator Snyder
sent to the clerk's desk and had "read
liis substitute for some of the salient
points of the Brumbaugh bill. These
were a ten-hour day for children be
tween 14 and 16; a 54-hour week; boys
may deliver newspaper when 10 years
old, and messenger boys of 18 years
may be employed at night.
Iu support of his motion to take up
these amendments, Mr. Snyder made a
long speech in which he pleaded for
child labor, and that it be given a
chance. He said that it developed the
boy, made liim self-reliant and was of
the greatest help to families when the
father was out of work or dead.
For two hours Mr. Snyder made his
pica, and toward the close he held that
the manufacturers of the State, in de
manding the changes he proposed, were
actuated by the highest motives. If
the ibill passed as proposed by the Gov
ernor, he said, one Senator would be
obliged to discharge 100 boys now in
his employ, and another Senator 50.
Senator Snyder closed with a denunci
ation of what he called "the attempt
of the executive to drive the Senate."
Vare Argues for the Bill
Senator Vare, in a brief speech, said
that the manufacturers invariably fight
child labor legislation. This legislation
has been working successfully in other
states, he said, and it is time for Penn
sylvania to take it up. Senator Warner
opposed the bill because, he said, it
does not give the boy a fair chance.
Senators Jenkins, Hilton, McNichol and
Graff favored it.
The Snyder motion to go into com
mittee of the whole was then defeated
toy 37 nays to 13 years, and immedi
ately Senator Hoke repeated the motion
to go into committee of the whole for
special amendment and offered an
amendment exempting children between
14 and 16 from the provisions of the
law when they work in canneries. This
was rejected, and then the roll was
called on the final passage o fthe un
amended bill, resulting in its passage
by 44 yeas to 6 nays as follows :
Way the Votes Were Cast
Yeas—Beidleman, Burke, Clark,
Croft, Crow, D&ix, DeWitt, Bndsley,
I Farley, Gerberich, Graff, Gyger, Hack-
ett, Ilerbst, Hilton, Hindman, Hoke,
f Homsher, Jenkins, Kline, Kurtz,
Lynch, Magee, Martin, McOonnell, Mc-
Kee, McNiehol, Miller, Mills, Moore,
Patton, Phipps, Salus, Schantz, Sem
mens, Sensenich, R. E. Smith, P. W.
Snvder, Sproul, Stewart, Thompson,
Tompkins, Vare and Wasbers.
Navs—Buckman, Catlin, W. W.
Smith, Snyder, Sones and Warner.
For the first time during the present
session every Senator was present and
voted. Immediately following the an
nouncement of the passage of the bill,
the great crowd that had gathered to
hear the remarks left the hall, and until
midnight the Senate occupied the re
maining time ii* clearing its calendar
of bills on first and second reading.
Bills Passed Finally.
Anionig the bills passed finally by
the Senate last night were the fol
The Thompson bill to prevent de
ception in the sale of paint, putty,
■turpentine and linseed oil or any sub
stitutes therefore, a measure that lias
been asked for by painters throughout
the State for several sessions, but gen
erally lost in the shuffle during the
The 'Buckman new cold storage law
which prevents the storage of food of
any kind, whether from the State or
brought into the State for a longer
period than twelve months.
The Wildnian House ibill making an
» appropriation to the Harrisburg fire
The McNichol House bill to reor
ganize the Attorney General's Depart
ment and fixing the salaries of the of-
I ficers and employes. This bill will pre
vent the retaining of special attorneys
by the several State departments, and
the legal work will all be performed
by the salaried officers.
The Senate confirmed the appoint
ment of William N. Keller, of Lancas
ter, to be First Deputy Attorney Gen
HOUSE PASSES MEASURE
. REPEALING STORAGE LAW
• The House of Representatives last
night reversed itself on the cold stor
age repealer, reconsidering the vote by
which the bill previously was defeated,
after two hours debate. Advocates of
the repealer could muster but 86 votes
last week but the vote to reconsider
the defeat last night was 109 to 4,
and a minute later the measure was
passed by a vote of 114 to 74.
As the ibill already has passed the
! Senate it now (goes to the Governor
and unless he vetoes it the cold stor
age law. passed in the last session aft
er a bitter fight, will be wiped off tho
The. Buckman Senate bill known as
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the "uniform cold storage bill," was
passed in the Senate while the House
was debating the repealer. It amends
the present law but does not repeal it.
There was some bitterness in the
House debate and not a few charges
of unfairness and of lobbying. Mr.
Baldwin, of Delaware, defended the re
pealer in a speech that lasted almost
an hour. William H. Wilson, of Phila
delphia, favored the law which this
bill seeks to repeal.
So much time was consumed in this
debate that the Stern moving picture
bill, which places the cost of censoring
a moving picture at fifty cents regard
less of the number of reels, which was
on special order for 9.30 o'clock, was
postponed for the present.
Efforts to reconsider the vote by
which the bill requiring fenders on
automobiles was defeated last week,
failed. The Senate bill calling for the
annual observance of "bird day" in
the schools, was placed on the calen
dar notwithstanding the negative rec
ommendation of the committee.
Ask for Fink 'a draught Pilsener.
Low alcoholic percentage.—Adv.
BILL PROVIDING CASH FOR
BOUNTIES BECOMES A LAW
Governor Brumbaugh Inst night an
nounced he had approved the Foster
bill amending the State Dental act of
1907, to provide that the course for
dental study after 1921 shall be four
years. When this clause shall have be
come operative the board may examine
prospective candidates in the funda
mental branches at the end of the sec
The Governor also signed the Wal
ton House bill appropriating $240,-
320.47 to reimburse the counties of the
State for the payment of bounties,for
scalps and heads of noxious animals
and birds. This money is half of the
proceeds of the hunters' license during
1913 and to November 30, 1914.
Among House bills signed were the
Amending the act of May 4, 18«B,
to provide that no wife who shall have
for a year or upwards prior to the
death of her husband deserted him
shall liave the right to claim any part
of his property under intestate, laws.
Prohibiting any municipality from
imposing.,- a license fee or tax on any
insurance companies or their agents
paying a State license.
Amending school code to make it a
misdemeanor to hinder an attendant
officers in the performance of his duty.
The Governor also signed the follow
ing Senate (bills:
Regulating publication of advertise
ments in Italjan, German and Yiddish
Regulating holding of magistrates'
courts in Philadelphia and establish
ing powers of night court.
Permitting any court to impose costs
in lunacy proceedings upon the proper
The Governor vetoed the Diefender
fer House bill to amend the school
code provision relative to permanent
certificates, statin# that when the
school code was framed all precautions
were taken to safeguard teachers.
TO OUST "POLITICAL HEELERS'
FROM THE HIGHWAY FORCES
State Highway Commissioner Cun-_
ningham summoned his assistant en-
gineers from all parts of the State to
a conference yesterday in which he
told them that efficiency and merit are
to bo the sole factors to he taken into
consideration in employing men in the
department. This was understood to
mean that there will be more changes
in the department personnel such as
was made last week.
"I want you to understand," said ;
the Commissioner, "that politics docs ,
not- cut any figure in the administra
tion of this department. If you have
an inefficient worker and pressure is
brought to bear on you to retain him,
I want you to report the circumstances
to Chief Kngineer Uhler and he will
take it up with me. I will assume the
responsibility for laying off any poli
tical heelers; we don 't want them, we '
want men who can and will do their
work." . ,
Revenue Receipts Grow
Lancaster, Mny 4, —The report of
the headquarters office of the Ninth In
ternal Revenue District for April shows
a healthy improvement in business over
March. In the latter month tho receipts
were $485,343.09, and for April $567,-
069.29. The revenue from cigars |
alone were $167,150.35 in April, as |
against $151,984.77 in March.
They Are 70 Years Old
"For some time past mv wife nnd [
myself were troubled with Hidnev trou- |
ble," writes T. B. Carpenter, Harris- j
burg, Pa. "We suffered rheumatic pains I 1
all through the body. The first few [
doses of Foley Kidney Pills relieved us.
After taking five bottles between us
we are entirely eured. Although we are
both in the seventies we are as vig
orous as we were thirty years ago."
Foley Kidney Pills stop sleep disturb
ing bladder weakness, backache, rheu
matism, dizziness, swollen joints and
sore nmscles. Geo. A. Gorgas, 16 N.
Third St. and P. R. R. Station.—Adv. '
Appointed Orchard Inspector
Lebanon, Pa., May 4.—■ William
Matthews, of Independent (District, has
been appointed to the office of local
orchard inspector to fill the vacancy
caused by the death of the late i'Ved
Fertig, of West Lebanon street, la the
Department of State Agriculture under
the direction of Prof. H. A. Surface. 1
! FAMILY JARS THAT CRACKED
Some Allegations in Divorce. From
Poison to Shotgun
Bloomsburg, Pa., 'May 4. —Allega-
tions that his wife poisoned him and
then refused to ('all a physician; that
Uio awoke to Hud her standiug over bis
bed, shotgun in hand; that she declared
she would "get him .yet;" that she be
came enraged because he loaned a
buggy to a neighbor, and remained up
stairs, refusing to help in 'the house
work for four months, and that she
got after him with a butcher knife on
Wie streets of Millville, were a few of
the sensations sprung yesterday in the
Columbia county court by Uowmuu
IMordan, in his divorce proceedings
against his wife.
Aged Woman Dies at Eplirata
tophrata, I May 4.— Mrs. William /Cell,
74 yeaTs old, 'died yestordav from a
complication of diseases. 81 he was a
descendant of t'he first inhabitants of
this section. Her husband, four chil
dren, four sisters and a number of
grandchildren survive. Sho was a mem
-1 'ber of the Brethren church.