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rv 2 be e f :xmm BILLET FATAL TO WOMAN Victim of Orchestra Leader Jealously Dies After He Confesses Shooting Paut W. Fuersten to Be Ar ralgned In Camden Today as Mrs, Vicker's Slayer Mri. Harriet Vlckers, 25 years old died at the Cooper Hospital, Camden at 2.15 o clock tins morning from but let wounds Inflicted, according to hia own confession, by Paul V, Fuersten leader ot tbe Camden Philharmonic Orchestra. With Mrs. Vlckers when she died were her mother and her husband, Paul Viekers, yesterday afternoon. Fuerstein, who yesterday afternoon made a sobbing confession ot the shoot-init to Camden detectives, will be nr rsigned on a charge ot murder this morning. In hia confession Fueratetn admitted that after calling- the woman to his apartment and snooting her through the right lunir ha refused her sobbing entreaties to procure a physician and instead kept drinking from a bottle of whisky until he was intoxicated. Mrs. Vlckers. the mother of two chll dren. had enraged him, he declared, by insisting that their friendship was nt an end. lie first planned to kill Her, lie told Captain of Detectives King, on June 12, when she suid she had effected reconciliation with her brusband and ' 4?oing back to live with him. "We went to a party on Monday mgnt or una week,' lie said, "and . told her to meet me the next day be for she went to the Camden Club, where she was employed. She mot me and we went to my apartment, 1 had gun in my pocket. "I pleaded with her to give up her husband and aha lunghed at me. Jt was then I became frantic and in my liysteria I shot her. 1 was sober at the time, but when sho fell to the floor screaming l started to drink, hue pleaded with me to get a physician but I couldn't leave the apartment Finally, I full over drunk and Hint's all I remember. ' 1 . Mrs. Vickers, shortly before she died, 4-evivea sutneientiy to corrooorate t lie story in part. The woman, after dragging herself from Fuerstcn's apartment, bad driven in her own cur to the police station, where she collapsed. . "After he hud shot me 1 managed to stagger to the bed, where Paul was sitting una lie still nnd the pistol in bis hand," she said. "I thought he was going to fire another shot at my head and with what little strength was left in my body 1 lunged at him and succeeded in knocking the gun from his nana. According to the woman's husband, Fuerstein had been befriended bv himself and his wife four years ago wnen tney were botti workers in the Salvation Army. At that time uersten was a "down-and-outer." lie declared. lie said his wife had pleaded with the mnn to "go right" and had later given liim hia start in music, aiding him until he finally became the neau ol a small orchestra. P. s. c, CM PENNSY BUS LINE Company Will Soon Apply for Specific Routes in Several Counties ' Special to The fnffiiirer. HARRISBUItG, June 30 Steps were taken today at the Public Service Commission offices to get the Incorporation papera for the- Pennsylvania General , Transit Company, the Pennsylvania Railroad bua line, to Governor Plnchot for early action following approval by tha commission. It is understood the company will make application during the summer for rights on specific routes and the commission will then hold hearings upon them. The commission has adjourned executive sessions until July 12. The Hnndt Brothers Taxi Company is ordered to cease transportation of workmen between the Kastou Coil Works and the city of Easton under an order of the commission. Complaint was filed 'by the Northampton Transit Company and the Lehigh Valley Transit Company. The taxi company claimed its transportation was not common carriage and questioned the commission's jurisdiction to intervene, aa it operated under contract. ' TWO QUAKES REPORTED Light Tremors Felt in California Towns; No Known Damage BAKGKSFIKLD, Calif., June 30 (A. I'.). Two light enrthriuakea Jarred the lower Han Joaquin Valley of California today, the firHt in the early morning hours, arousing a number of sleepers. The second, centred in the Kern River canyon, was heavier. Neither, however, did any damage as far as is known. There la a distinct and somewhat active earthquake fault in the Kern River canyon, geologists of the University of California, say, but earthquakes on the east side of the San Joaquin Valley, : where the first disturbance was felt, are considered so rare ns to attract especial notice. The towns of Por-terville, Visalia, and Tulare reported feeling the first shake which lusted about twenty seconds. Events of Yesterday in Senate and House Senate WASHINGTON, June 30. Reached unanimous consent agreement to make ltiver and Harbor bill a special order for December 14, debate to be. limited beginning December 20 and measure not to be laid aside except by uuaui- moiie consent. Leaders of both parties declared this agreement assured final adjournment of this session by next Suturdny. Addressing the Senate in favor of , bis radio regulation measure, Senator Dill, Democrat, Washington, said that unless legislation was enacted this session to keep wave lengths Intact from "pirates," the government will almost entirely lose control of broadcasting. A constitutional amendment for repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment was introduced by Senator Kdwards, . Primary fund investigating committee turned from the Anti-Saloon League to Association Against the Prohibition Amendment and heard Captain William IL Stnyton of Maryland, its founder, and others. In debate Mrs. Mary T. Norton, Democrat, of New Jersey, charged President Coolidge with exercising undue influence on legislation and urged Congress to "defy the White House" and pass the retirement bill fori Federal employees. Tbe Ways and Means Committee directed Chairman Green to report s resolution for adjournment of the session at 3 o'clock next Saturday, Mr. lireen announcing he would call it up alter nclinn by the Senate on the do-fSeleriey hill. LINER CLOUDED IN FOG, BARELY ESCAPES CRASH Death at Sea and Successful Operation Mark Homeric' Trip ' BpeeUtt 10 The Inquirer. NEW yOKK, June 30. A narrow escape from a collision, a death at aea and a successful operation for appendicitis performed on shipboard were the outstanding facts on the log of the White Star liner Homeric, which docked here today. The big ship was within 100 feet of an unidentified steamer in a thick fog off Nantucket last night; William Henry Gregory, sixty-nine-yenr-old printer, of Sun Francisco, died of apoplexy last Saturday, and John N'earing, son of Scott N'earing, prominent Socialist, was operated on. The denseness of the fog was respon sible for the close scrape off the light ship, according to Captain Holme, com mander of the liner. IS Prediction Made After Sen ate Postpones Action on River and Harbor Bill To Rush Through Indispen sable Legislation and Sidetrack All Others Spetial to The Inquirer. WASHINGTON, June 30. The Sen ate this afternoon readied on agree nient to postpone the ltiver and Har bor outhnrlzation bill until next De cember. The result of this agreement will probably lie adjournment of the session rmturriay. IJIsnosal of the farm relief ques tion yesterday removed one of the obstacles to adjournment at an early date. There still remained, however, a difference of opinion over the ltiver and Harbor bill which threatened to delay adjournment and perhaps prolong the sesshm far Into July. Friends of the ltiver and Harbor measure were un willing to allow the bill to go over until next session and especially were un willing to do so without an agreement which would insure a vote early in the session next winter. Some of the op ponents of the bill were unwilling to put the bill over until next Uecemlier without being assured of full opportunity of debate then. Special Order December 14 After much neeotinting an agree ment was finally patched up late this afternoon. It wus proposed by Senator Jones, of Washington, chairman of the Commerce Committee, and after some discussion formally adopted by the Senate. Under this agreement the ltiver and Harbor bill is made a special order for December 14, Beginning December 20, the debate will he limited to one hour on the bill and thirty minutes on amendments and the day following to fifteen minutes on the bill and fifteen minutes on amendments, the bill not to be laid aside except by unanimous consent. Senators Robinson. Simmons. Hon in and Trnmmell, nil supporters of the Klver and Harbor bill, nnuuunced they would not object. Senator Jones, of Washington, suid the agreement assured ne passage of the bill In time ao that appropriations to carry It out would be made next session, Difficulties Met The difficulty In icttlne the bill act ed on this session arose from the presence In the measure of the lakes to the gulf waterways item, the Cape Cod Canal Item and the nil-American Canal item. Involved with the lakes to the gulf proposition is diversion of water from Lake Michigan. in the effort to adiourn Haturrtsv Congress will rush through indispensable legislative matters and side track the rest. The deficiency appropriation I bill pending in the House will be passed, r.tforts will be made to dis pose of the radio bill. Little else will lie disposed of otlier than nnnronr at on una odds uuu enua ueiore tbe session closes. "Co-Op" Bill Goes to Coolldgs WASHINGTON. .Tune at) I A V Final action was taken today by Con gress on the Administration Co-opera tive Marketing Hill, the only farm re let measure to run the House and Senate gauntlet at this session. Alter rejecting, lotl to 7. a motion to send the measure to conference, the House without a record vote approved two Senate amendments, and t lie bill ow iroes to the President for his an- proval. E OPENING GUESTS Mr, and Mrs. George Mi Hatzold Married July 4 of Centennial Year A Sesciui-Ceutennliii couple who will observe their golden wedding anniver sary July 4 will be among the guests f honor at the formal oneninir of the Delaware ltiver bridge today. J hey are Mr. nnd Mrs. George M. Hutxold, of 1845 North Leithgnw street, who were married in this city uly 4, JMIi, the Centennial year. Klaliorate preparations nre helm made for the observance of the fiftieth anniversary of tite wedding, not the least fenture of which will be their presence in the reserved sentR at the ceremonies, which will officially ODen the bridge. They are Invited to attend the bridge ceremony at the special request of Mayor Kendrick, who learned of their wedding anniversary through friends. , The formal observance of the golden wedding will be held July 5 in Pfiielier Casino, 1217 North Seventh street, when nearly 300 guests, ninny of them members of various Germnn societies to which Mr. Hatzold belongs, will n'.crrj'. v..., uu pimcuvu o a church observance in -the afternoon at St. Teter's Church, Fifth street and Girard nvnnne. Mr. Hatzold is 71 years old, nnd a retired insurance broker. He wos born in Bamberg, Bavaria, and came to this country when It! years old. He arrived in Baltimore first, but came to this city at the age of 20. Here he met Miss Amelia von Freucn. who had been brought to this city by her parents from Munich, and the wedding was solemnized on the birthdny of American independence during the Centennial Exposition. The couple have two daughters, one son nnd nine grandchildren. The dnughters nre Mrs. Murguret Becker, of 4215 North Beese street, and .Mrs. Marie Snyder, of 1S45 North Leithgnw street, nnd the son is Charles A. Natsold, of 1S41 North Leithgow street. Filer Killed Doing Stunts WICHITA, Kan., June 30 (A. IM. John Ludick, 20, was instantly killed here late today when an airplane with which he was doing stunt flying crashed forty feet to the ground. He vs an instructor in a (lying school n( I' ford, Cnn, LIKELY SATURDAY ryrwr TWO WATER PLAfiTS Distribution Loop Relieving Shawmoont Pumping Station Put In Operation Pipes In Oak Lane District Now Served by Municipal System Two of the most Important steps ror tne extension or city water supply under this administration were taken by the Water Bureau yesterday, as follows: 1. The "distribution loon" that will relieve the Shawmont I'umplng Station of sixty per cent, of its daily load by supplying lower Ucrmantown witn Delaware ltiver water was nut Into operation with the completion of the 132,000 Ouk Lane booster plant, nt f irth street and Chelten avenue. 2. City water wag turned into the Oak Lane district at 4 I. M . following payment of S.'i.'D.iKK) to the Philadelphia Suburban Water Company for ita plant in that territory. The district which will now receive I lie rifv water la hounded bv the county line, Old York rood, Second street and Green lane. Acquisition of the private water company which had been serving this community for muny years was authorized by Council last March, after householders had complained that their supply was inadequate and the rate charged by the company was far m excess of city charges. The private company's rate was forty cents a thousand gallons, Chief of the Water Bureau Alexander Murdock said yesterday, whereas the city charges forty cents per thousand cubic feet. There are seven and one-half gallons in a cubic foot. Oak Lane Water Turned On With the payment of ttie $oTiO,000 purchase price. Chief Murdock immediately ordered the city wuter turned into the Oak Lane pipes. He said the daily supply there would approximate 2,fMlU,uM) gallons. With the placing into operation yesterday of the booster station, the bureau completed the last uuit in the linkup between Itoxborongh, German-town and Oak Lane. This is expected to make that section proof against all shortages such ns the serious one which affected the northwest district earlier this year. Besides the booster. Included in the project are the Queen Lane filter, which cost $4011,408, and the Queen Lane pumping station, .$11(1,1100. Those two plants were completed some time ago. When the Shawmont pumping station broke down in February, resulting in a serious three-day drough, it was explained by the Water Bureau head that he had lieon awaiting the completion of the Oak Lane link-up in stead of rehabilitating the outworn Box- borough system. Economy Measure Falls Following tlie break, however, the disastrous attempt lit "economizing" was overruled and the Shawmont plants were electrified and rehabilitated. The distribution loon put into effect yesterduy will provide lower German- town, now served with Schuylkill ltiver water, with water taken from the Dclu-wnre Kiver nt Torreadale. Tbe loon effects a complete chain In the north, northwest and northeast sections of the city, and water may be transferred from one point to the other in ense of emergencies or shutdowns in either area. The same system In to be followed out in West Phila delphia by linking the Belmont plant witn yueen jane. ISO BABIES ENTERED IN HEALTH CONTEST Six Loving Cups Awarded at Annual Event at Children's Homeopathic-Hospital One hundred and fifty mothers, each proudly hokling her baby, lined up on the lawn of the dispensary department or tne umiuren a Homeopathic Hos pital, Ihoinpson and franklin streets. yesterday nfteriioon, hoping that her infant would be one of the six to receive silver loving cups for being the most perfect babies among the group. The contest was held under the supervision of the social service department of the hospital. The nrir.es were awarded to the babies according to tneir normal growth and development, which comprised weight, strength, physical attributes, mentality and dentition. No baby more than two years of age was permitted to take part. Dr. William Griggs, chief of staff of the department of pediatrics, and Dr. Alexander Arthur, his assistant, Save the entrants, most of whom were orn In the hospital maternity department, a thorough examination. Dr. Griggs said he was surprised to find nenriy every one in perfect health. The babies were divided into three groups, babies between the ages of one month nnd six months; six to twelve months, and twelve months to two years. The two winners in each group received silver loving cups. The winners in the first group were Sylvia Sofia, three months, and Matilda Hoffman, four months. In the second group prizes were won by Bernard Spector, eight months, and Ed-mond Itoseuthnl, nine months. The third group winners were Phyllis Moss and Mudeline Hare, each fourteen months. With the exception of the Spector nnd Kosenthnl babies, who received a percentage of ninety-live, all the rest received a rating of 100 ner cent. BELIEVES WIFE ABDUCTED Motorman Says Missing Woman Told mi m oi ner hears Belief that his ninetecn-j ear-old wife had been abducted by a nian, who had been annoying her for the Inst two months was relayed to police yesterday by Harry Maekey, a motorman, of CIS North Sixteenth street. She was last seen entering a store near their home Tuesday night, he said. Mackey did not know the man's name, ho said, but had been told by his wife of the annoyances to which she had been subjected. The man, his wife told him, had threatened to take her away forcibly. FIRE RECORD OF THE DAY 12.19 A. M. Lumber pit at Almond sad Tings streele: lots trifling. , 8.19 A. M. Two-nnd-abalf-Btory brick mors and dwelling. 6214 Diamond street, occupied by 4. H. Bonner; lorn trifling. 8 01 A. M. Thrce-and-a-balf-atory brick store end dwelling. 072 Sarah street, occupied by M. L. Held; lnes unknown. 10.84 A. M. Automobile, st Fiftieth etreet end Wynlnslug avenue, owned by Charles Cut-leu: loea trifling. 1.80 P. U. Three-ind-B-hnlf-itorr brtek tore and dwelling. yiH5 Went LeliUh svenue, occupied by Atlantic ec Pacific i'ca Company; Iohr trifling. B IB P. M. Ttiree-ttonr brick I'weltltie. 1105 South Klglitb afreet, occupied ir W, Bar; lose trifling. 8.08 P. M. Two-atorr brick dwelling, BBSS Cutliarlna etreet, occupied kr Earl Metsnerl lone trifling. f.S7 I1. M. Three-story atone ponrent. RSST Sprlun t.'nnlcii iiwk a ailed by St. Agullia'I t THIS fnlLAIK LVH&x aNQUIRER, TflURSDAU MORNING, JULY Memphis Forgets the "Blues and Tries to Adopt "Charleston" , NEW YORK, June 30 (A. P.).It will be the Memphis and not the Charleston, if the city of Memphis hag ita way. Hopeful that the American Society of Dancing Teachers will change the name of the dance, the Memphii Chamber of Commerce today wires the society, in its forty-eighth annual convention here, asking that the official title of the dance be awarded to that Southern city, "This being the original home of the Blues and non-acrobatic dancing, suggest the name of Memphis for the Charleston dance," read the wire. Action was deferred. ... UPHOLDS WET POLLS Draws Up Repeal Plan Calling for Test Vote in Both Houses . Would Then Submit Measure to States for Referendum Ballot Next Fall from The Inquirer Bureau. lilt a Street. Jt. W WASHINGTON, June 80. Senator Edward I. Edwards, of New Jersey, a Democrat, today Introduced a pro posal for direct referendum on the repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment. The action came as a consequence of criticism recently mnde by Senators Wadsworth and Borah of the referendum plan aa a method of determining the public attitude. iiv his resolution. Senator Kdwarns declares the Constitution can be fully complied with nnd the referendum held. Text of Resolution The Senator stated that he would not press for action in this session hut would In the next session of Congress. His resolution follows: 'Resolved by the Senate and House of representatives of the United States of America In Congress assembled (two-thirds of each house concurring therein), that the Eighteenth Amend ment, known as Article XVIII, to the Constitution of the United States of America he renea ed. the said repeal to become valid to nil intents nnd purposes when ratified by conventions in throe-fourths of the States In accor dance with the provisions of Article V of said Constitution; and it is further. "Kesolved, That such conventions shal be 1ield prior to the day in the year 1S28 designated for the choosing of electors for the purpose of electing the President of the United States, and such conventions shall be composed of delegates elected thereto by a ma jority of the duly qualified voters in each of the several States. The number of delcgntes to be so elected, and I the time and place of holding sucn conventions, shall be determined by the legislatures of the several States, and the vote of a majority of such dele-gates to each such convention shall be the decision ot the convention on ine nrononnl to amend said Constitutiou as herein provided. Hits Borah and Walsh "If Senators Borah and Walsh will take the trouble of reading the Constitution," said Mr. Edwards, "especially Article V, they will find that all ot this political talk about the helplessness of tbe American people to arrange and perfect their own Constitutional affairs, is sheer nonsense," Edwards stated. "There has been so much condemnation of efforts made by such States as New York, Montana. Nevada and other Commonwealths to determine for themselves a way out ot the iniquitous results of prohibition as administered today that 1 resolved to satisfy my own mind as to the constitutionality of prohibition referenda. ' I have no intention of pressing for action on my resolution at this session of the Congress, but I do wish it to He on the table and be given to the people so that they, themselves, and their State and notional representatives may have time to study and digest Its provisions before the seventieth Congress convenes, at which time I shall insist that Congressional action be taken," he added, NAMED FOR PROMOTION Capt. J. R. Y. Blakely Nominated for Rank of Rear Admiral Captain John Russell Young Blakely, son of John Blakely. publisher of the old Philadelphia Evening Star, has been nominated for the rank of rear admiral by l'resident Coolidge. Upon confirmation of this rank. Captain Iilakely, who Is 54 years old, will be one of the youngest rear admirals in the navy. During his naval career Captain Blakely has had many difficult, assignment that took him to all parts of the globe. He saw active service in Mexico end the Mediterranean, prior to the entrance of this country into the World War, following which he was placed in command of the Seattle, which was in convoy service. Later he was placed in command of all naval districts slong tne Atlantic coast. Two brothers served With distinction in the army during the World War. Colonel George Blukely was a brigadier f enetal In France and Major Charles 8. Ilakely, who was graduated from the Army Avar College two weeks ago, also held the rank of brigadier general. Another brother, Walter C. Blakely, of wynnewood, is a well-Known attorney in this city, while a fourth brother. James Rankin Young Blakely, is con nected with a printing firm here. BRIDEGROOM "JAILED" Newly Wsds Victims of Rids in "Hack" That Ends at Police Station Practical jokers among the friends of Geonre Gardner, of 4811 Dufficld street, and his bride, formerly Miss Margaret M. tfranley, ois l'aul street. arranged things nicely yesterday so that the bridegroom spent the first lap of his honeymoon iu a cell at tbe Frn 11k ford station. Thev stnrted thinss by replacing: s nice shinv limousine and liveried chauf feur with a dilapidated coupe, adorned with cownells, ana driven oy a time-worn chauffer. Then they tipped the driver to disregard police traffic signals. He obeyed, and it was only a few minutes ulitil flitl CC.l Viia btuuLitu UliLl Uitl Ut cupants taken- to the station-house where the jokers were already gathered. After Gardner and the driver had been In a cell for two hours, despite the woeful pleadings of the bride, the honeymoon was allowed to continue-in the same machine which had been decoruted with more cowbells. PONZI WILL FIGHT Financlsr Plans Legal Battle Against Extradition to Boston nOl'STON, Texas, June SO (A. P.). Charles Ponzl from his cell in the county jail here today began to plan his tight against extradition to Boston, where he faces a sentence of from seven to nine years for fraud. The financier expressed the view that he is illegally held prisoner in Texas after being arrested in Louisiana and indicated he would seek his release on a writ of habeas corpus. Ponzl insisted that friends In the South would furnish bond for him if the courts would name the amount. Meanwhile Boston officials are en route to Austin, where Governor Miriam Ferguson will be n!ted to authorise 1'o''.'k evlenil'l 'on. SESDU Merchants'.. Association Ex pects Rejuvenation by July 4j General Clean-Up Suggestion Made to Change Name to "High Street" of Revolutionary Days ' - A rejuvenation of Market street by July 4 was planned yesterday at 1 luncheon of the Market Street Mer chants' Association, held in the Ben jamin Franklin Hotel. 1'inns for decorating the street in Sesoiil-Centennial garb and for clean ing the street of mendicants, peddlers and panhandlers, were nnnroved by the association. Among the features of the luncheon meeting was a sug gestion from A. H. Geuting, president of the association, that the nnme of the street be changed iroin- Market street to High street, the name it bore In revolutionary dnva and when 1'hila delphia was the capital of the United States. The suggestion was not press ed, however, and no plan ot action to effect such a change of names was deemed upon. As a preliminary move to clothing Market street in sale raiment, the association decided to petition Director of Public Safety George Elliott to make a special clean-up. It is our plan to ask for aid not only from the members of this asso ciation, but also from the Director of Public Safety, to clean up the street. Mr. Geuting declared. 'First of all, we want undesirable persons, beggars nnd fakirs removed. We want the members of the association to draw tin a co-onerntive nian by which even the smallest merchant will have the same amount of decoration in front of hia place as the large companies will have. In this way we think we will be able to make Market street the most' brilliantly decorated street in the city." . . Jt is boned bv the association that decorations of light poles, which were approved yesterday, will be in place for the Fourth of July. According to the plans, poles at every corner win oe decorated with banners, so as to be representative of the thirteen original btntes. At the top, over a spread eagle which will surmount a shield, will lie a bouquet ot five American nags, while on the shield will be depicted on Indian in full regalia. Red, white and blue draperies will fall from the shield. Between corners four poles will be decorated to symbolize the city of Phil adelphia and the Sesaui-Centennial In ternationnl Exposition. In design these will much resemble the corner poles, save that a blue globe covered with stars will take the place of the eagle; two 01 the nags in the bouquet will be those of the city of Philadelphia, and the shield will bear n portrait of the I.iherty Hell and the dates, "1770 1020." SENATE TAKES IIP DILL RADIO SILL Measure Would Provide Commission to Govern Op eration and Control Special to The Inquirer. WASHINGTON. .Time .IflPon. slderation of the Dill radio bill,, providing for a radio commission, was begun in the Senate today with a lengthy speech in support of the measure by Senator Dill and discussion by other senators. The bill has been put on the programme for the session by the Republican Bteering committee, and it is expected it will nass the Senate In srttte of the fact the administration is opposed to the commission idea, and also despite the fact Congress is trying to adjourn the session Saturday. In view of the differences between the House bill, which has no commission fenture, and the Senate bill. It is regarded as improbable the enactment of a radio measure can be completed before adjournment. It is probable the bill will go to the conference and remain in conference until next session, when differences will be adjusted and a measure put through. Senator Watson, chairman of tbe Interstate Commerce Committee, which passed on the Dill measure and reported it by unanimous vote,' denied on the floor today that the commission plans were aimed at Secretary of Commerce Hoover or at any one else. He said there seemed to be no way out of creating another independent commis sion objectionable as this was. TWO FIGHT OVER SPOUSE Four Policemen Separata Women In Battle on Crowded Street . Two women staged such . bitter hand-to-hand fight in the thick of pe destrian traffic. Thirteenth and Market streets, yesterday, that after they were separated by four policemen they had to be taken to Hahnemaan Hospital for repairs. xu eutuoumiits. Mrs. Becker Kon- ofsky. Thirteenth and Norris streets, and Miss Mary Gittelmascher, Second and Louden streets, were fighting over the affections of Mrs. Konofsky's husband, a fight which had its first active round about aeven months ago when Miss Gittelmascher mi fimt nwmsaH of having been too friendly with the orner woman s spouse. At that time Miss Gittelmascher was placed under a $500 bond to keep the peoce. The two will be arraigned before Magistrate Fitzgerald today. Two Reading Veterans Retire James E. Turk. General Snnarliitin. dent, Delaware Klver Ferry Company, and for 37 years associated with the Reading Company, retires from active service today. At the same time. H. s. nunter. Master Mechanic in the Motive Power Department and henrl of the Erie Avenue Shoos. Tetires with a service record of 53 years. Mr. Turk entered tne employment or the company aa a supervisor in lSSfl. He lives in Hnddon Heights. Mr. Hunter started with the iteading Company in 1S70 as messenger. Yesterday his employees at the Erie Avenue Shop presented aim witn a click for If 11 (XI, a t':en cf iro-iti 114, , 1, 1926 COUuCiL WILL SHIFT FILBERT ST. RIGHTS Underlies' '.999-Year Franchises to Be Saddled ' on .Market Street . . ' Leaders Plan ta, Rush Pact Clearing Wayfor, Proposed ' Pennsy Subway," '('. Perpetual franchises held by .Philadelphia Rapid. Transit Company'nnder-Hera on Filbert, stree't are '.to be shackled to some other, street, probably the surface of; Market "street, v under aq agreement now being negottittcd by city' and transit company attorneys,' .it was? learned yesterday... 1 , ''.' ' The city is under contract with- the Pennsylvania Itailiond, to remove 'tbe trolley tracks from Filbert-strotfroia Fifteenth' to Twentieth,- to annjBl' the franchises, and to allow tbergllroad to build a subway beneath the street for suburban trains. ' City Solicitor Gaffney conferred yesterday with Coleman J. Joyce, counsel for the Pr Jl. T., and with City Transit Director H. rJ. timers ana Assistant uity solicitor Krnest Lowencrund and at the conclu sion of the meeting it was learned that an agreement on transfer of the Fil bert street righta practically bad been reached. -. . r -.' May Block Public Hearing It is understood the agreement will be sent to Council next Thursday. As only one other session intervenes after next 'lliursday prior to adjournment, the ordinance .will have to be reported back to Council by the Committee -on Transportation and Public Utilities at a recess bearing it the pact vis to be passed before the summer recess. .. ' Such action, it is believed, .would meet the approval of Councllmanic leaders,, as it would preclude' public hearing on the measure or any comprehensive study of the question on the part of Council. . - . Mayor Kendrick has stated tie wants the agreement with the. transit comna- nies for removal of the Filbert etreet tracks passed before adjournment, if at nil possible, so that a start mnv ha made on construction of Pennsylvania. tiouievaril, the new thoroughfare to be built on line of Filliert street 'and on the railroad a suhway. ' When the citv hep.in - neirntfiitini with the P. It. T. for removal ot tne tracks some weeks aao. ic ran Into a dead neb with iu underlying companies as result of their tinwillingnes to surrender their . fran chise rights. The Continental Passenger Railway Company is the original underlier. and it in turn its lessee io tin Union Passenger Railways Company, the Philadelphia Traction Company,' the Union Traction Company, and finally 1110 x uuuueipnia uapia jirnnsit uom pauy. . . . . .. - ..... ' . . Market Street Reported Choice xne solution arrived at. it wna learned from official sonrces. is trans far of the franchise' to some other street,, and Jt -is held that Market street will be selected for the latest saddling of the ii!)!)-vear transit riehts, The West Philadelphia Passenger Railways Company, it was learned at tne otnees ot the f. it. T., now has the underlying rights on Market street, but it is hoped to obtain that company's consent for transfer of another underlying brother to that street. . As the agreement with the Pennsylvania Railroad Company provided for annulment of the Filbert street franchise, an amendment may .be necessary, to that contract! allowing. the transfer. City Solicitor Gaffney was extremely reticent after his conference with Joyce nnd refused to discuss the track relocation bill until'it shall have been agreed upon in entirety, but it was -teamed that the administration is Interposing "no serious objection to the proposed transfer," ' ELLIOTT ADMITS BARRING Promoter Says .He. Closed Doors Wherf She Bared Di vorce Plan ' w ; -' ST. PETERSBURG. Fla.. Jun RO tA. F.). ii. M. Elliott, real estate nrn. moter,, frea today in JiO.OOO bail to await action of the grand jury, claims that he was trying to dose all the doors of their home and keen hia wife out just before she met death here last Saturday. , - - , In his story at a preliminary hearing last night. Elliott, formerly of Phila delphia, said they had talked of a divorce but he thought this idea had passed from his wife's mind, but that she returned home and'' told Than ' she had been to a lawyer to start legal action. He met her as she left her automobile in front of the house, he said, and continued: - "Is it true that you have gone ahead ith the divorce, dearest? - I asked ber. She replied that she had and I then told her she must not come in locking the front door. - Then. I hurried to the side door and fastened it. "I fastened the dining room doors and was hurrying to fasten the kitchen door when I saw ber just- inside the door. 1 caugnt. tne glass door and was shout to shut it when I saw; Mrs. Elliott sway, fall back on the screen door, and crash to the walk. ' - 'T knew that she muRt be serlouslv hurt and rushed her into the bouse nnd later to a hospital. She died. That was all." LOGAN SENJ TO JAIL Bail for Court Stenographer Accused of Fraud Withdrawn Otto M. Logan. Munidoal Court atennrrnnher. accused of defrauding- the city of from JUOOO to $12,000 -by use of false pay vouchers for the collection of fees, was committed to Moyamensing l'nson yesterday wnen nis Donnsmnn not only refused to meet hie enlarged hail of S6000 but also' withdrew the original bond of JSOOO. Although the 'stenographer,, has been nennrnted from his wife and two chil dren for nearly -two years, Mrs. Logan was the first to come to bis assistance in his trouble. She offered reconciliation at a 'meeting between the two in tbe sheriff's cellroom, City Hall,, declaring she would do all in her power to aid him. Logan may be indicted next week and perhapa tried, the following week, -a " ' "': 2 P0LICEMENACQU1TTED Farmer Who Charged Extortion Falls to. Appear Against Man " Policemen John Roule end -Maurice Laub, both of the East Girard, .and Montgomery avenue stntirrh, accused of extorting uioney from i farmer, were acquitted yesterday when their accuser, Charles S. Ilnyman. living near Jlocks-wnllnn, Md.. failed td, appear in court. Roule and' Laut were 'suspended by Superintendent of Police Mills when llnymau came to City Hall and said the policemen had made him give them $13.50 on vain of being arrested for minor infraction of the traffic regulations. The . two had stopped him nt Fifth, and 'Market tr- i-v Alieve. they "' sot Anty, I'; ''. , .... SOLDIERS DIE IN HAED GRENADE BLAST Thirty QtLt injured When Wartime V- iti la Dreppad fKOWEll Polamt June 80 (A. P.) T6 "office s n3 early two-acore aot dltftai-were? killed today when a war tlnte ' frenaki, found ta field, ei ploded. Abort thirty otbera were in jured, some: of them severely. A compaejof Infantry was return' ing to Kowel from field maneuvers While crosstr an uncultivated Beltl the soldiers Vtmo upon what appeared to be a dui band grenade. One of 'tbe. men picH it up, and the whole company gatperett round to examine the relic. -. W" ;discusslng methods for its disposal tpa soldier accidental ly, dropped tl frennde. It hit hia 'shoe , and exploded, witn territic lores. Bodies were tof pieces and hurled in all direction!. A hole ten feet In 'diameter an'dUve ,feet deep waa' left -in the ground. ' "' il ID WIFE Accused of. Extorting $20,-" 000 From Heir to N, Y. Es- ' tate of $4,000,000 Complainant Hires Private Detective; Threatened Sev era! Years, He Says From Tie Inquirer Bumri, f .-NEW IORK. June 30 Ernest Fosnaugh, who said he was a stunt aviator and a world war veteran, was arraigned in the west Side Court to day with his wife, tiertrude, and each Was held in $10,000 bail on a abort affidavit accusing them of trying to extort $5,000 from-Frederick How-bind Hazard, who has an allowance of $50,000 a year from the $4,000,000 estate of his father. Accordln to the police, Mrs. Fosnaugh and her husband Lave been blackmailing Ilniard for Several years and hare obtained about 20,000 from him by threatening to expose his alleged tormer relations with Mrs. Fosnaugh. 3 . Hazard was not In court today, and would not comment on ' the case, but Harry Connor, of a. detective agency to which Hazard turned the case over some time ago, gave Hazard'a view point. He said that the basis of the blackmail clot, was a few sifts of $50 ana $iuu winch naznra, out ot good' ness of his heart, made .to Mrs. Fos naugh when she was Mis Hogan. - Tbe woman was then employed by the Allied Chemical Company, aa was Hazard, and thev became friends. Miss Hogan left her job, and sometime later linear a gave her $100 with which to go to the Auironuacks. . - Tells of -Gift He save her S50 some time after that, and she then married Arthur JJnvis and asked Hazard for $500, which the detectives said he rave her. Last August she went to California ana met i oanaugh. She wrote to Has. ard, demanding monev. and threaten. ing to tell his wife and children, and Hazard sent her $10,000. He gave the Fosnauglia another $5000 shortly afterward, the detective said, and on May 29 of this year the then Mrs. Davis got $2500. Meanwhile she had divorced Davis and married Fosnaugh, and enrly in June asked for $5000 with which to go to Europe. - , Hazard js 34 snd is a son of the late Frederick Rowland Hazard, whn riiul in ivu. ne was graduated from Brown University in 1014 and served in the armv dtirina- the World Vr II. ha a wire ana two children nnd a country touue at -Narraganeett i'ler. - PLAN WEATHER BUREAU U. S. to Put In Fully Equipped Station . at Sesqul Those who are prone to find fault with the weather man will have an opportunity to learn aomething about his activities and his problems after Friday, when a 1 fully equipped United Btatea Weather Bureau station will be opened in. the Transportation Building at the Sesqui-Centennial. r i Experta from Washington are now installing the weather-forecasting equipment in. the building. Telegraphic weather reports, temperature, humidity and serological charts and all other methods of informing those whose live- iinooa oepenas upon the weather will ue snown lhe government exhibit will be in cnarge ot rroiessor L,ing, formerly in charge of the government serological station at Drexel, Neb., and R. H. Smith, of the Boston station, and an aasisiBDl. STjEAMER MOVEMENTS ' ' ARRIVED ' Steamer . frnte From " "' freOArtixl ftennblic . I'arla .... Homeric . , PreMdenta ..Jane aa.npmn ..June 3I.Here New Tors ..June SO.SoutliaaVe. Maw York W llaon lime 0.Trleata. ... Mew York JJoelibo m ....June 2fl.New Vors. Gothenburg Sierra Ventami.Juna 2U.New York, i'ljioouth Mnrthn waab- . lnaton .....June SO.New York. IJaboa rnleilonla ....Jane 30.Clanw....Kw York BAILED Rteonier Date Vrim To Cnrlnlhla ,. President ' ..June 80. New York. BjkJaTlk Hardin -., . .Jiine 80. New York. Brenea riante Allshleri.June 2B.Onna New York Reliance June 2II.Hamburs.. X" Jrk Torek June SO.Hremen.... New York reewlam jana 20. Rotterdam. New York President - -Hooeelt ..June AO. Bremen.... New York Oljmnlc Jane SO.ftontham'a. N" York I.lherlj T.and..Jnne SO.New York, ttariellle Maiiretanla ...June SO.New York. Southern1! Andania .......June SO.New York. Hambura T.nnrnntrla ...Jnne SO.New York. Mahon t'raater Hall .June SO.New York. Bnenoi Alrea PnE AT HEW YORK ateamer From galled TODAY ....... Rremen MaraelllM '. Cotumbna. Prealdant Polk. ..Jam 2fl .Juu 16 ' ,- ' - TOMORROW 4 Aqnltairla , Southnmotoe .Jnne irfl rieyt-land Hamburg ....June 22 George waahl ngton Bremen. ......June 2a TO SAIL FROM MEW YORK 5 Steamer TODAY "ta '' . . London Hambura Berlin American Trader Tliurlrmla Savole California. ...... I.uetzow ., Inlted States... Homeric. ' Havre ' ti . glbraltat I , . , remen ....... Copenharen Southampton TOMORROW ........Cap Tawn Clan Marker.. W'mIbss Renort EXPECT1D TO POCK AT KBW YORK TODAY COLDVBpg, German, fireman, Fler 84. North Klver. 10 A. M. PRESIDENT POt, from world tour via Aooton. Pier S. Atlantic Terminal, Brooklyn, about noon. . TOMORROW - AOUITANIA. Drltlali- Southampton, Flu M, Mrtn River, forenooo. CLEVELAND. Panama. Hamburg. Ker 88, North River, D A. M. . GKOHUK WASHINGTON. Bremen. Pier a. Robokcn. A. M. SATtJBDAY' onto. Brltlih. Southampton. Fler 4Z North Blver. forenoon. i . CONTK BONHO, Italian. Gtnoa. ' Her Bo, North River, forenoon. RYN1MM. Dutch. Rotterdam, fifth street, Boboken, forenoon. 8I7NDAT CAHMJI VTA. Mrltlih Rim Vf SA Morfti River, afternoon. ADRIATIC. Rfltl. Liverpool. Pier' On. North River, afternoon. , LAPLAND. Ilritlali. Antwarn. Plr St. North Rive- forenoon. im tni.tsK. ' r.-ivnjmnre: ner o7, norm HELD BLACKMAIL L'ICjIEL FUTE IZ' pifiiiEii , . , -..v':'; I Changes Made to Meet 0 jections of I. C. fr to Ori inal Plan' f ; Proposal Will Be Presents to Erie Directors at Sped Meeting Today Special to Tne Inquirer. ' ' i : NEW YORK, June SO.A ened meeting of the board of directors .' the Krie Railroad has been . called fi tomorrow afternoon, and it wsa repor ed yesterday that ita purpose was t consider a new proposal from the Vs Sweringens regarding merger tent before the departure tomorrow George F Raker, member of the boar for a vacation abroad. Mr.. Tinker - cuples an important position in tl counsels of the V.ria aa tha Mmn... . largest individual stockholder. f Cn word could be obtained tndav to the nature of the terms which ha been offered tbe Krie in the revivt t of the Van Bweringen plans for a great er Nickel l'late system. It Is undei stood, however, that they will be mot tnvornnie than those offered in th original proposal. It has been sugger ed that the ratio of exchange provide for will be the same as in the n plan, but that the stock of the ne company will be placed on a higher di: idend busis than at first- planned. Believed C. 4. 0.' Agreement Reached Although no confirmation of the fnet is available, it is reported that agreement has already been renched between the Van Sweringens and the directors of the Chesapeake nnd Ohio regarding, new terms. The I'ere Marnuette buam' has thus far taken no action, and up to within the past few days bad not been approached with terms. The board of too -ere iimrqneue noius its regular' meeting next Wednesday, and no special action is expected before that time. The Impression had gone abroad In the financial district that the Cleveland railroad magnates hope to get their revised nian . in sbune for oresenta tlon to the Interstate Commerce Commission before that body disperses for il niiuuiieir viicmnm uu aupn j. it . would be impossible to get authorization from the stockholders of the constituent ronds in time for such presen totion, even though the directors might have all given their acqiii escence. However, it is not inconeeiv nhlA that nuthnrizntinn bv the Inler state Commerce Commission might ha sought subject to approval by the stockholders quite ns well as authorization of the stockholders subject ts the approval of the commission. Undei the bv-lnws ot tlie several companies, it is provided that intervals ranging from 80 to'tiO davs must elapse between notification of the stockholders ana their actual meeting. When the first man was hems worked out by the Nickel Plate owner recourse was had to n svstem ot sue- C1UI column tecs, mum imoBni uu im proposals for terms ot exchange one made recommendations to the directors. ' ' .. : . . I. f ,.. .. n ...... AH -L, HUMAN FLrOISAPPOINTS Crowd of 5000 Walt In Vain to Set ' Him Scale Local Hotel '. ' ffnrrv 8. Gardiner, known in many cities of tlie United States as the "hu man flv" for his ability to scale the walls of skyscrapers, fuiled to appear at the Majestic Hotel, where be was scheduled to climb. Inst night. A throng estimated nt five thousand crowded around the hotel"nt Broad street snd Girsrd avenue at 7.30 o'clock and waited nntil darkness. " ' ' ' Charles Duffy, Jr., manager or tns hotel, said a Mr. McCormick had, spoken to him last week regarding the "human-flv" climbing the hotel, but ne definite agreement was reached. Members of the welfare committee of the veterans' organization, under whose au spices the feat was to be held, were also absent from the gathering. WEATHERCONDITIONS WAfmiNOTON. June 80 (A. P.). The els. tnrbanre tbat waa over the month of tbe Saiat Lawrenee Tueadar nlaht la north of the falul at Saint Lawrence, Harrington 29.58, with S trougll extending aouia ana wuiuwr,i..u North Carolina, preaaure ia relatively low ovee the lower Ohio Valley, Cairo 28.00. over the Plain Statea, Concordia ana avnm 29.80e and tb platean region. Kallrpall iw.ii. Ulili preaanre prevails in. the restor of fli muda. 80.28, and tbenee northeastward, an preaanre la relatively high In th Lake nfnh, White Blver 80.0S. ', The nntlaok 1 'for mnat.1v fair weatnar . Thuradav and Friday In the Statea eaat of the Mlaalaalppl Blver. except for thunder ihowerg on Frldar In the Weat of Lower Lake regioa. It will be allgtitly cooler on Thnreaay aion ; the Middle Atlantic malt, Elsewhere cMnges will be unimportant. , . ; r - WIKDS OFF ATLANTIC . OOAST Eaat Gulf, aentle to moderate eaat who and weather fair Thorday. ' .t Weat Oulf. moderate eaat' and aootheaat Caribbean Sea and Windward Pa'aaeg. s" erate to freah east wlnda nnd Weather partly overraat Tlmradflv. North of Sana Hook, .ffeen weal aim non- weat wind and fair weather Thursday. t -A Runny Hook to Hntteraa. Ireali oina winna over aotith' nortion.. and moderate aa rrean norm winna over norm pornun. . weather partly overeaat Thnredny. , Hatteraa to Florida atralta, meditate t freah aoutheaat' over aontb portion, and eontn-weit wlnda over north' portion, nnd weather partly overeaat Ttniraday,' .' . , . Yesterday's; Local Weather Resort ' - ' Jfwial to .The . Inquirer . . U. g. Weather Bureali. tBtandard Tlmsl , ,rj -s a Weather i a A u j & fit c an w a nrt Moon..'. 2!)'SB H3.J 45 HW 10 ' F.CIlr SI'. M. 21). SB S3.ll 47 BW 4 .Ml . Uoa'U Hlehrat wind in milea ner hour from the 6W- Hunahlne 13.S boure tper cent.) Hixheet temperature (Midnight to 8 f. u M.I at 2.80 P. M JS Hlaheat temperetnre thla date laat 6S yrai Loweat temperature midnight to- 8 P. ' M l t 8 A. M..;: Loweat temperature tbts date laat SS yra. jtvernva ,c.mniM. . " ...... IS Averaae temperature thla date laat year. ; Normal temperature r.. .'" " heflrlenry alnee June 1...:. "1 i'eiirirnry eince J an nary i....,,., - Total precipitation aLiiee June l.,....,.-;-.! liefieleney atnee January 1 ...... ... y. 'f U. 8. Weather Bureau Bulletla ' ' Special to The Inoutrer f " . T flenrral n.mlhM mnrllHnnt, n, n V. !. Mm ' Jnne 80,- repotted or I' a 1 ted ttata Weattee ourean. riilln.. June so, 8 P. w. . (Eastern Time.iL.. . 9 :3. I a.--?,' Atlanta, (!.., K2 tsd Atlantic City.. 78 DO Baltimore. Md.Wl Biamarck......S4 112 Boaton. laje..7H 88 Buffalo. N, Y. 2 at! Chlcnao, 111... BS B8 Cincinnati. O..K8 (12 Cleveland. 0., 72 .. 7(1 Denver.' Cot... 78 H r NW NS NW sw NR NE JiW Lt, .00 Clear ' Lt. .OB Clowlr . Lt. .00 FXIoikW 4 14 .00 Clou.lt ' Lt .00 Clear Lt, .00 P t:iouair ... I.t. Aft Craar ' M-M Clear I.E. .! I'J.'Br .t, .00 Clel Cloudy Clear TWrnlr. UlK. . flit . R'J Nil, Vi.rnnrr. Me .70 T 71 W 12 . Oft !ar . Oalveaton. Tex 84 80 .SB M2 .66 Clear i HarrlMburg. J w Jjt. .no t leur t Hatteraa. N O. 7 82 BW 19 .UU F.CIW'ar Helena. Mont, in vs as Huron. 8. D... Wl Si g Indianapolla.v. 84 SO MB Jackaonville. ,. 70 Nl K I.t T rinii.iy Lt. .00 Cloudy -, Lt .00 Clear , 12 T. Bain ' Lt. .OS Clear : Lt.- .00 p.cuiuoy Lt. .00 Uar , Lt. T. P.CIesnSf. 12 JS'Bam 12 .00 leaf ., Lt. .00 Cler ' 1 .f g.i.wtf 1 Knnna City, ..112 int.. H Knoxvllle.. ,,4 88 Loa Anaelea... 72 78 tonlavllle. Ky. S'l SO Miami. Fla,... 8 Nantucket. .. ,4 78 New Orfeane?. H8 04 New Vork,C'7S 84 Norfolk. Vs., . 84 t!4 NW BW KW SB . W S KB H Oklahoma...... 8 4 V; . X.t .08 Clear W l.t. .00 bandy , , M . .00 Clear W f Lt. .00 Clear , Phoenix. Aria. .ins II Philadelphia... 84 8 Plttaburah. . . 7rt 84 Portland. Me.. 74 80 Portland. Ore..7N 80 St. Loala. Mo. 82 2 Salt Lake Cr.. 8 88 Han Franclaco . CO 82 Scranton. Pa..tO 82 Seattle. Waab. 78 7 Tampa. ria...7 fj fi NW NW NW W N : BW 8 ' H - I. J.t. .UU tieitr f Lt. ,00 F Cloil'r ir 12 TV p aoiiy IS .00 Clear, , " Lt. .00 Clear'' Jet. .00 Cleaf it. ,i? ciouitr Lt, .00 C'lffialy, Wnatilncron.. . so Wl Wlwnlpptf. Man74" H2 .00 r.UitJnor tm-'V'at temporatara duriiie- ( A i

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