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vol. i no. a
rniLiUJELPnLv, Wednesday, September ig, 9i.
I'ltTCE ONE CENT
J. EADS HOI PLANS
TO GIVE AID TO
THE HAPLESS HOBO
Comes as a Full-Fledged
Doctor With Scheme to
Revive Brotherhood of the
Learning that hds International Urotlin
hood Association mid CVmmlttee for the
Unemployed wus languishing, J- Eods
How, whose heart gav birth to the ti
fanlzitlon Is back In Philadelphia
lie has opened p fie9 eniplo merit
fgencv In Lewuts' llnll. Ninth ami Spiins
Garden streets, nnd Ik ha '"t thr
brotherhood on Us leg. He expects to
have It striving out Ju-t like t recover
ing Invalid when he nimnr' Hie Urothers
ft little by means of a plnv called "Hitting
the P.oad or Ttldlmi the Break Uc-nm. tt
fjs 8 little dium.i dedicatee) to the iVum
tv Miss Cora r Hniv. y. iii(T-aRtte ai d
national treasurer of tho brotheiliood.
It vvlll be presented nt tho headciu.it lots
September .. dml"lou will bt 10 nti.
Dr. How, ioi lit- l.a become n jh tHan
Jjlnce he organized fie biotherhood ho
ttiodestly ndmltH. liei-,1 while !c whs I"
t. I.oul.x that his P'l.lKdelphio bfth'in
Here scattorlnu to tlv four winds. Ed.
Koe.v. the president, ,?ot tiled of his 'ol
Slid went up State ns a f.irm hand, .roseph
filler, vice.nri-lili,nt, ont da lienid thui
there waa .t 1ob as a waiter in New
Tori; just einliig to b flllel Tin -Jneals
a da went with the "r n el.d
Tlco President .Miliar.
Then the lent of th.' clubrooms atSKtli
tnd Callowhlll street came due. Th
tnembers dlse-roetlv drifted away.
DOCTOR HOW OX THE JOH.
Now tho brotherhood can tcastrmblp.
)Dr. How Is on the Job. If any of the
Member w.mt a job Dr How Is there
to help them
Dr. How wa. on the job this moininfr,
hut no one else follow eel his xnmplo.
1".o labor bureau sot nway to n bad
ttart although Dr. How su.vs that ti',0i
men are cinmorlnc; foi work and he
"Mints to be th" agent to supplv the Job
Dr. How leached Nirth and Vln-
treets la-st k, lie started .e -enicli t
for his follow er.s. None was found, bu' j
the doctor sent out hi" niessase and fast
nnd mysteriously it iraveled. Within .in '
hour the dot toi was shaking hands u'.l
Over Franklin Sriu.iro with fellows in
jnlserj , some ot v hom he had met be
fore. Dr. How ftit of nil engaged a b-d in
the Berkley lodgine house. Sixth nnd
Callowhill bircts. Dr How's follower
yay that a "flop" at tho Berkley costs
""TV-cents n. night. Ur. How, in more es
thetic" lingua St- etatrd that hf had a nice
--r'' 'i bed eiy nicht for 13 cents.
It wa- at the Dewoy -estaurant. Ninth
street neat Vino, that Doctor How was
tfound t"dav taking a late hrealtfujt. He
nti- 3' i mf' worth. Thi breakfast was
.ntni.ll .in.l -liilk, two fott-boil.'d egg,
J'lriHn frid potatoei- coffee and lull".
"Verv nourishinc and aulte eheap If
on tikes In on-ddintion. however, thnt
n. 'n.in can iifTorU tn rents for a brealt
nst," i.ild Dortor How. a he wiped hit
Iip3 with a liundkei chief Th waiter
lad forgotten to furnish a napkin.
MR IilODLE CHIU.Y.
"Tw- bos havt tort of ilrlf t-d away
trom the Hrotherhood, tiut they will
reas emMe," f,ald the president of tho
ora' hopefully. "I started my work
bunUay by 'siting the Bible class of
. An'honv Drpel Biodlt The reception I
ot Alien I started to talk was ' and
JJoeiir How hesitated "one might a
"However, I talked cm. I maintained
thnt u th. Lord should cume to earth
Jit- would not b net-ived In moat of the
Phllndi lph'a churches.
"I wanted to interest Mr BUMIf in my
T.ork. but h also seemed u little distant,
He did nut ptoinU tu visit the new club,
room, of the Brotiierliood."
A f I lend of Doctor Hu, who was
listening to the conversation, .idlsl ldni
not to be difeoiu jrmI Hi- w-as ! ti.i
opinion that "Ton" Biddle had onh two
Inter, stn in Phil.uUdphln, .lack O'Brien
And his Bib!, i 'h, hut if hi, weie i ulu
lated in the tiplit way he might h. in
duced to take a glance or two at Donor
J low r. hoboes. ,,...,
'I want the newspapers to help finding
Jobs for mj frlen U." sul'l Poctoi How.
"No.k you jw a in.iu offer.t .1 rcltio.n to
r man through the p.ipers. Hr is he
rflircd bv ni.iilieants. Sm-h oecurn iicim
discournert memben of the Tirotberhoocl
GIRLS KEEPS 'POISON
PEN' NOTES SECRET
FROM THEIR FATHER
When He Receives One
Himself Postal Authorities
Are Called In and Dress
maker Is Arrested.
J. EADS HOW
He is called the "millionaire hobo." He has returned to Philadelphia and is
conducting an employment agency, charging a fee of one cent.
CHILD'S CRIES SAVE , BOLD THIEVES
FATHER FROM GRASP ! STEAL BIG BELL FROM
OF STREET THUGS EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Runs for Help When Five Half a Ton of Loot Carted
Off by West Philadelphia
Robbers Includes Organ
Motor and 1 4 Chandeliers.
Men Spring From Shadow
of Buildins and Fell'
Terrified del from Thomas Dooner, 3
jcar old, ot -T.ll iJnrnu tr-'t, when five
hlghnamn jumped from tho shadow
of a bulldlnc at d stiet .inJ Lettish
ave.iue nnd attacked hi fatnc". Patrol
man John Dooner, of th 2Sth and Otford
streets poliie station, brouqht assistance
and prevented the thuus from Inflicting
further injuries to Ills par-nt. The eldrr
Doonei is in the Woman s Homeopathic
The father, who Is on his vacation, was ' dclpliHn remained off the streets, sev-
... . ., .hu wom.. .hen PraI nlen boldly carted th .trtlcles nwaj
wnlklns with hi son to their home when , ,n a nagon Sq sa he y Mn
he ws attaelteu. i nn m-n ieap-u clnyi rPCtor of the church
Half a ton of bulky articles, Including
an immense church bell welchins iM
pounds, which wero stolen from the
Jhtip h ot tile n-demption, C6th and Mir
k.'t streets, last Thursday night, have
disappeared somewhere within the citv.
The police, after flv dajo of constant
snruh, said tc5ay they had been un
able to iecoer them
Last Thursdav nlcht. one of the first
cor.l niRht.s of the fall, when most Phlla-
th; patrolman without warning. He tfled i
to crapple with trem. but was unaole to
cope with the five mhersaries. Dooner
was stiuck from behind with a blackjack
ana knocked to his knees.
Wbl'e In this position he continued to
fight, but another blow- stretched him on
the cround. Tho five mon Jumped on t.i
viihoush terror-Hi leko.i at t"e phl"
of ni fJtl er. : o'ins Dooner bv no means
,..st hU wlto. 11'- run to tho eoim-i call-n-.
"lli'lp! Aiurdu"' and shouted 101
At the suiiK moment, despite his eondi
li. si patrolman Dooivm succeeded In u-et-tm
a whittle Hum ' pockit. Ho bl.-w
a. number of rnilek b'asts.
The rles of 'I. boj .itid nlje of ii
fni l.roueht Patrolman ispanjler nnd .t
mimher of lfcinsn. Thj hv. mshuaj.
men eeli er lll aiUHoae'i. H d.
Pitrolinan hnansun swvt iiww, nv mo
!.... ..,rr .1 nn hIIcv nluded (U,lur
..,-. n....im i' ".-- -
The thieves first removed a nectlon of
an ornamental Iron fence on the Market
str et fide of the church property, and
then drove the wason through the open
uiB and Into the ( hurch yard They
hi ok" into the ehuich and carried away
the henv bell, the motor for tho -organ
and 11 brass chandeliers
1 icetnt Clay, upon dls-coverinc the loss
in I'ridav mornine, iinmedlatcily noti
t'cd the potlcf. "But I haven't heaid
uu thins vet," ho said toda.
He Kplaltied that the bell formily
hiiiiit In the belfry of the old fiama
c'mrrli that atood in th. e.iin spot as
the prcECiu new bulloliit;, which was
Place.) under root tarlj thU summer The
i.cu church, he said, is soon to have a
l.lfM, md the bell wns to have pealed
foilll Its mellow tones fioni there
Three sliters who had besti recetvlne
"polton pen" letters for nearly two yeat-
kept thtm a necrtt until the mysterious
writer sent one to their father. This
was the story told today by the Mltsos
Mary, Helen nnd Ames Tlmmons, dauch
ters of E. P. Tlmmons, ID Chester pike,
I Stmt on Hill. Miss Anna Stahl, a dress
maker, who lives within six blocks f
the Tlmmons family. Is aliened to be
the writer of the letters. Sh iras hld
under J0 ball after a hearing before
I'nited States Commissioner Charles W.
When Mr. Ilmmons, a flih and oyster
commission merchant at Water and
Dock etreelr, recetred the letter, he had
It put In the hands of the postal authori
ties. Three months' work by Inspector
Mathcw MeVlcar resulted In the arrest
of Miss Stahl. fill denies havlnt written
the letters, though her handwritlnz, ac
cording to expetts, conforms closely
with that In the poison pen letters which
have been atreamlnK into the Tlmmons
homo for the last two years.
It Is doubtful If th mystery would ever
have been cleared up had tho writer con
fined her attentions to the three Tlm
mons clrls. For nearly two years they
recolvcd the letters every few days, but
the letters nlwajs were torn up and de
stroyed without ever belrnr discussed.
The feur letters, two of thern written
by Miss Stahl, were submitted to T. H.
McCool, a handwriting expert, who de
clared they were all the work of the same
person. The writer of tho poison pen
letters had tried to dlsculse her wrltlnc,
but after the first few lines assumed
characteristics disappeared and tho script
100 LETTERS RECEIVED.
All the letters rent to the Tlmmons
girls were unprintable. There have been
more than a hundred In all, MeVlcar be
lieves, and they came at Intervals of a
few days. Most of them wero mailed In
Philadelphia, but two which will be of
fered as evidence, came from Darby.
Of all the letters only four remain. The
Tlmmons clrls tore them up as soon as
they arrived and said nothing about them.
Finally, irrltatod, It is believed, by the
failure to arouse the girls to showing
they had received the letters, tho mysteri
ous writer addressed Mr. Tlmmons. The
first note reached him In December and
the second In January. Both warned him
that his daughters should be watched and
contained vicious accusations.
For some time Tlmmons tried unsuc
cessfully to find who was writing tho
letters, and then offered the leward of
I'M. That failed, and he turned to tho
At llrnt It was believed that tho letters
wore Inspired by Jealousy, and on that
assumption several Sharon Hill young
women 'were closely wntched. When sus
picion fell on Miss Stahl, however, that
theory was discarded.
There ha never been "a man In the
case." according to the Investigators. A
youth who was boarding with the Btahls
was sent away the day after MeVlcar
fiuestloned their daughter, In order that
suspicion could not be attached to her
through hla presence It Is said he called
twice at the Tlmmons home. "I am old
enough to be hlB mother, anyway," Miss
Stahl declared when his name w-aa
h, it-lit into' the Questioning.
' The caric Is a mystery to Mr Tim
mona. the father of the girls, who re
ceived the letters.
I OPKERKD REWARD FOR AUTHORS.
) Mr. Tlmmons offered a irwurd of iUiO
whnii he first learned tho ictteis weri
j coming Into his house, but efforts of
l private detectives to find who was writ
u them were futile.
In May he appealed to the portal in-
v .spectors, and Mathew MeVlcar set out
to lurn the Identity of the witter.
' "It was a proceAs of elimination that
The lnj nf tlm ,.rifkn mni. ...Ill nn.
h.iiidteap the services, at- a new elcctuc i I'd us to suspect Miss Shaw," aald Mc-
notoi has just be. n installed Tre .iar- i Vicar today. -A list of persons who might
deliers, said Doctor Clny. were usfd it. have written the letters wai prepared,
the Imatment nt iIih new rh.ir,h t.. but It was tut down until only Miss
Thro I-h thn"w.ape. ofllcirwe' mi'Cl t sSwUer .etu.ned f .ls .tneken Irnth-r
learn of the-e nds before thej are ,mb. ..Ulcer, and Um3 for tho pairol s
lished and then our brothei s would fcn
an early stnrt They would then auul
the pieat competition foi work, jou sea"
. .I.... v.,,.n ill il llm tnc ITaw la Vvi.
Vll'lillll imi. " ,----. ..-. .- ...- j ,. .- - ,
terrsted In is . municipal locUlns house nnntooU me Mr somu i''
whl h erviceiN were conducted from the
tun,- it was built beveral jears ago until
t. complete structure was finished
The police do not believe that the artl
i lea have been taken out of the city, as
Ik t ulky and heavy bell would haie
u. ... l.n.i tr. the hoSDItal.
Dooner v.14 ho was at a ! ta rsw ,
why he wss a'tacHOfi. ,'''",' ' attracted too much attention
mies. he Miu ami i wik'"
i i .it. i
lie bus petitioned Council to appropriate said hf ihp iB-nised everai i a a" "
ir..ty- of the propped IU.50J 6u0 loan bill , ants Poll-e 'f the ili and "xr-rl
for the purpose A frev lodging house , it is W' - art- today si.r li' fu.
is ns important as a City Hall, according 1 them
to Doctor How ( " "
Doctor How was first heard ot In Phil.i- i ,.., -nwi-r -rn nriTU
ttclphU three eoi hso when h called UnlLU blAnVtU IU UUH I n,
r. hobo ujnvmtlon, He openoa ttl- eon- I
mention with t-n wean mn This lei
tent out with i.ieieq tin jijc KOtfc. whli li. i -
when used in tie tranr n tathm cf lee-. Accused Man Commnutlert to Support
WOMAN TELLS MAGISTRATE
are called niuus ii nif iiur'Ho
Doctor How ''ad a crowded hall The
buckets canie la k ,ild wit'i coffee Th.
udien. f t'i" i i re.n Mirt sijh. d it
a back onto the Hti--t
OOt lor IU"'. ...Wte mil nliiiJ . . v.v,- a.,rii,A
Thjslelun. look- ui.ir.. like hl in athra I -n she .pied be'oi Magistrate
today than he .lid aevorul ears ago Thn i CampHeU at tin Uelgiade and Cleartleld
ho was Juki i on ioo aapiar Today .treets station tin morning lo isi
His Suffeiljig Family.
V v i .,f s'llf. i ni end privation. In
rli-ilma tin d'ath of a chUt tio n taia-
tto 1. Wil to '
Mis Sophh Klowace
hH wears .i straw ht. inurh hatteicd, on
Ida head, .md the shoe? on nis ret could
tie !mroeli -i ' ob'd'ng
His onibition t i.iljjfli i" the -A'tie riiat
Js, t orK.uiu- the hu'io .nal.e l.lni a
power Th( mi t J Pei l-e or
uues. when the suigl sink along th
rlght-of-w av of railroads c'onfederaud,
ie holds, tliev would becoina a !oer In
CHINESE FIRMS CANCEL ORDERS
CHAMHERSBrKll. Pa . Sept 16 -Tlw
Wolf Companj. large tlomtng mill maim,
(acturers, today got a cablegram annul
ling two orders for big llouring mills be
ing made for firm in China The war
In Europe is given as. the cause for coun
termanding the orders, rau.lns dull buoi
tiess and high exchange tales
Offer Movie Proceeds to Red Croi9 j
An offer to lalte lunds tur the 1U.I
Cross Society tor its lui'iane work abroad
lias ben made to Mayui ftUnken,bur by
tne Stanley Theati I'uuiimnv, wblch bas
agreed to gla njuiatioiul morlug ).lc
tare eNbibltioti i u plaln.ue i.,iii t, !j
Ittrkct !tr et ri.-aiidn. atttin .us a"
tompaivUd be 1 'mis prourtv i Hie
( jmpT offv'S lO pnVe .ner.i . st,i it, ,t,
t if con" crle Minilai i o ij ,h
euure nrocted to the aocierj.
Large Additions to
Schools Will Extend Their Scope,
'IV nple I'nHersitv is to have the ban
ne ir of us hUtor.v if the large num
bi of reaistr.itloii!, i, to he legaidrd us
a 'iltrioi. Tue increase of btudents foi
tne varlom louues eitendn In all de
Pttitmtit including the two hoapitaU
The 'lBE.es will f the departments to
their utnvjtt cup iclty
Tm TcacheiV Collcga has been devtl
opwl materially Dr. Isabel Gras, w.o
rec-eifd tlu- doctor's degree trom Pej,n
iiUvania and iier bachelor's degree frcim
l.-an. will asslbt I'rofeor Kineinan
in th' Envilsli department 8he is re
turning i', teach .ifter a ar of adanced
btudy at i oluiiibia
Mh.s .Margaret S Duncan has hor.
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tiolniai tiln, f IP' uaigtacjf nu iesi- n'i-ci m in siaix oi tue department of
ttdd atret statloii, arrested tho man Ho.nMnco languages, and Doctor Steele to
When bruugbt Utfoie tne Magiatrata that of the department of pedagogy, .Miss
Molt an had 41-15 ait'i him. He was Woodbum, director of the nurees at the
to.U to b' thlB ""e to his wife, wlu, j Samaritan Hospital, will lecture In the
a-cordlng tu the lestlraouy. together with i houehotd science department and on
Stahl remained, Thlb was last May.
The evidence on which Miss Stahl was
held yesterday was secured by MeVlcar
on June 1. That da he went to aee
Miss Stahl at her home Miss Stahl Is
a woman of 47. She and her mother and
a vounger brother have lived In a small
double house nt Sharon Hill for ten
5 ears The accused woman Is u dress
maker, often employed by wealthy Phlla
tlelphlans and residents of the suburbs.
MeVlcar found Miss Btahl at home and
told her ihe una susDected of havlnir
TO INCREASE ACTIVITY ' written the letters to the Tlmmons girls.
"""" I ' She denied tt.
! "Why, Just to prove that thoe letters
Classes and were not mine I'll write you a specimen,"
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY PLANS
oS.iUmt 'iei hustiaittl. oibo r.io-. ,
l!n. she said. dserl lei three inontli3
I'.lona came home vieida in an
liii.-.ii' at.'d iwidilloi. ohc aid. and en
t. .! into a iiuarrol With her To d-
f. ml unse.c .lie hit lilm over Ihe head
ii,i a liainmei and a'led for help Pa-
hrr children has been subsidtlnf? nn
brad and water toi the last two weeks,
when iheli nuall supph of money hiul
iuii out. Kloeacs was discharged with
th- lommaud that he go back to hU
f-mllv and work for Its support
home nursing and emergencies
Tliw Inttruttor In dietetics will be Mibs
Day 1'iactlcal woik In hospital dietetics
j will bo done hi the diet kitchens of the
I Samaritan Hospital under the direction
ot Mid. Ruth Day.
' 1 . tti r ff t lie 'A-1 . t. .. -
- - j - v-m v '- ""ill ui HlB flOUJI)g.q
,, - , i i ti-iiCs ctepartmeii will 1.e exMrimerU
City Gt Title xq Conclemned Land In fcchool lujichci. Faciutie, -ddVa to th.
.Ml ,1... lino ti! . .. tl.ln tt tnt fIIMaril ' .nirlinnl lIunulMll nl ItirlllHr. n.. n..
g inn .y ws .-, ...- '.... ....,.... iiivi.iv-. ... ... ... ...v.-.i.v i,r iiu ricrs
R Ktne It the ropcrt at the iidth
v. est eomc-r of Sixteenth and Arch
streets for Dt.'A. tho amount awarded
aom tim ago b tl.e HoaiU of Road
Viewt-rs The lot is 13 feet S inches bv
t- m-t Title i- a.u ta' en 'j the cit
i . ilu li jp. in " s, nn siieenth sireei
f i titiv The nn! jt is it -es.sed at
fi. ir a' d tue otl e at JlO.cjeO The pr-p-
for tne treatment of crippled children by
There has bten established a social
s t lee settlement work in connection
with the department uf sociology, at
Bmad and Drown stitets There will be
an open fuium Sjnda evenings, with
special music and bos and girls and
Tiothers clibs auring tne wee- Anotnrr
she told MeVlcar. Ku had her copy two
of the notes sent to Miss Helen Tlmmons
I Miss Stahl was very nervous while Mc
, Vicar questioned her. he says anil denied
I tepejtedly that she had had any hand In
I the poison pen lettcfs.
1 ' I never hae seen Miss Stahl, or if (
have I did not know her,' he said to
, day. ' l am told tint she made some
dresses for inv daughter Helen, but that
was .several ears ago No on could
have any cauo to write letters of that
I kind l ant glad an arrest has len
made but I am ch!:fi anxious to liae
the letters stopped."
Helen Tlmmons, who leceived most of
I tne tetters, is not jet 1$ ears old She
was a student at the. 8nrtlimore Pre-
1 paratoiv School alt last winter and will
be graduated next June if she returns to
bcliool. ' Ms daughter Is not strong,"
! said Mr. Tlmmont, "and I doubt whether
! I shall send her back to school for a
j month or two The letteis have worried
Miss Stahl may be tried early next
I week. The arrest was not made until
1 yesterday because the courts were In
recess during the summer and the postal
authorities weie ceitaln she could be
found when they wanted her.
Miss Stahl's attorney, G. Piantou
Mlddleton, is not In Philadelphia today,
but his partner, John Blaleley, said he
was conttdent the charges against Miss
etahl would be found without basis when
all the evidence was heaid
ah ii il- runlt rsd i featjre v ill be a baby savin show,
teen coudenmea lot "atway rurpo.et. le JfU in rovmon,
Arrested Because He Fell
A fall from a lialn at Wayne Junction,
winch lacerated his head, caused the ar
rest today of Thomas Lyons. Lions, who
lives at K2 WarnocU street, was taken
to St. uke' Hospital, where he was
. --...I bv Policeman Tlmh... ir.i.
I trttta Oxella diachueai w
TRADE AGENTS FROM
SOUTH AMERICA TO
Will Study Details of Phila
delphia Commercial Mu
seum for Plan to Aid In
A great new era of trade expansion
and Industrial development for Philadel
phia, is presaged by two movements now
under way to restore and v. In for tlio
United States the ttado of South America,
which was vlrtuatly brought to a standstill
by the European war. One of these move
ments Is In the nature of a high tribute
to n Philadelphia. Institution. It will
btlng to this city native reptescntatlvcs
of South American countries to study
what Phlladelphlans have learned of their
The visitors will be representatives of
the Latin-America Consular Union of
New 'York, and their Idea Is to organize
without delay an International trade In
stitution In Js'ew York to promote trade
reciprocity with United States manufac
turers able lo supply commodities that
have been cut off by the European war.
The other plan now under way Is one
of co-operation between the National
Foreign Trade Council and a national
committee, membera of which weie
named yesterday by Secretary Redflold,
of the Department of Commerce and
Labor. Ten of the foremost trade and
commercial lenders In the country were
named aa members of the committee,
among them Alba. B. Johnson, president
of the Baldwin Locomotive Works.
TO VISIT COMMERCIAL MUSEUM.
The South Americans who will come to
this city will visit the Philadelphia Com
mercial Museum, according to advices re
ceived by Dudley Bartlett, chief of the
Torelgn Affairs Bureau of the Museum.
They will study every detail of the? Insti
tution's organlratlon and will pick out
dcslrablo features to Incorporate In the
International trade body to be formed
In New York.
The Consular Union's membership In
cludes n majority of the consular repre
sentatives of South American countries
stationed In New York. They have been
laying plans for reciprocity In a series
of conferences at Washington with Gov
ernment officials. It Is expected that the
plan will be made public next week after
It has been approved by Secretaries Red
Hold and Bryan before whom, It Is said,
it has been laid.
A permanent exhibit of the products of
about twonty Latin-American countries
will form one of the features of Uvi plan.
The Institution will show South Americans
how to sell their crops for cosh, and how
to eNchange them for manufactured ar
ticles. Information ns to demand in
South America will be supplied to Unltod
States manufacturers Prior to the war
tho South American tiade was valued at
NATIONAL COMMITTEE MEMBERS.
Tho other members of the National
Committee, appointed hy Secretary Red
field jesterday, in addition to Mr. John
son, aie William A. Gaston, banker, Bos
ton; Harry A. Wheeler, banker Chicago;
Robert Dollar, president of Robert Dollar
Steamship Company, San Francisco: John
Barrett, director general of Pan-American
Union; W. D. Simmons, president Sim
mons Hardware Company, St. Louis, Mo.;
Lewis W. Parker, Greenville, S. C.;" W.
II. Campbell Cincinnati, and Dr. Clarence
W. Owens, Southern Commercial Con
gress. Of these men. Messrs Dollar, Johnson,
Harrison and Simmons ate members of
the National Foreign Trade Council. That
body will meet In New York today to
muke plans for extending the commerce
of this country Into Rnith America The
chairman of the Foreign Trade Council
Is James A. rnrrell. ptldmt of the
United States Steel Corporation.
.iir. Jonnson declared esterdav that
the new committee will repteBnt tne
Government In co-operating with the
National Tiadf Council. The chairman of
the committee had not Deen picked, he
Kild, nor did ho know when It would
meet to organize.
PROSPECTS IN STEEL TRA.DE.
Coincident with the news of the fore
going plans quite a stir was created
snionc Eastern steol men by Inquiries for
steel for export and the realization that
the Pacific coast Is buying the domestic
production. Heretofore structural ma
terial for San Francisco waa brought
across the Pacific, but the war has halted
this and the supply la now being taken
from I'nited States mills
So far the foreign In'iulrles have not
developed into anythtnr. sufficiently tan
gible to be called a demand, but never
theless they aro looked upon by steel men
as highly encouraging. A decrease is
shown In sales for Bopternbet ho fai as
compered to the last half of August, but
It Is beliuved there will be a gain In tho
rcmalndci of the month that will put the
output ahead of August.
Interest also has been awakened In
pig Iron by the foreign inquiries, but It
Is believed theie will be no aotivltl in
this line untl oteel shows liiipiiivement
A furnace man gave it as his opinion that
elthei prospects of peace ni of a long
war would stimulate the steel trade.
ORANTS HUNGRY MAN'S PLEA
Ragged, friendless and without a home,
John Dettra, TO sears old. appealed be
fore Magistrate Wriglej at the Branch,
town police station this morning and
pleaded with the Magistrate to send him
to the House of correction. Dettra was
arrested while loitering at York road and
Champlost street When taken to the
police station the old roan said that he
had not eaten for more than 21 hours
Magistrate Wrlgley complied with his re
quest and sent him to the House of Cor
rection for thiee months.
MANITOU AS TROOP SHIP
Biltlsh Government Takea Over At
lantic Transport Vessel.
The British Government has torn
mandeeted the Atlantic Transport steam
ship Manltou, which up until the out
break of tho wai piled between this poit
At the office of fie International Mer
cantile Marine I oinpii. . , it was said tu
day that another boat would tep'aco tle
Manltou as son as the eastward freignt
movement warranted it The Manltou is
now on he- im to Halifax to transnort
Ctti4.u uooos to tie ecwe of eo,
in mi -miin i( I I
MISS CATHERINE CRUCIO
Miss Cruclo fell three stories from
the roof of her home, 1932 South
Eighth street. Her only injury, to
the amazement of physicians, was a
FALLS THREETTORIES AND
SUFFERS BROKEN LEG
Beauty of Italian Colony Was Hanging-
Clothes on Roof.
A fall of three stories from the roof
of her home today resulted only in a
bioken left to Mlsa Catherine Cruclo, 18
years old, IMJ South Eighth etrett, a
beauty of tho Italian colony. 6h was
hanging clothing; to dry when a railing
at tho edge of tho roof gave way.
Miss Cruclo'a brother. John, heard htr
cry as she fell to the ground. He rushed
from tho house and found his sister un
conscious nnd bleeding In the yard. With
a friend he carried her to tho Seventh
and 'Carpenter ntteots police station.
From here sho was taken to the Pennsyl
Physicians regarded It as miraculous
that Miss Cruclo was not killed by her
fall and that her only Injury was a
broken leg. She was leaning against the
rail, with her hands stretched to a
clothesline above her head, when the
The itlrl had volunteered to hang tho
clothing for her mother.
WORRIED OVER WAR
IN EUROPE, TAILOR
ENDS LIFE WITH GAS
Letter Telling of Distress of
His Relatives in Hamburg
Found Beside Body of
Brooding over the fate of telatlvca on
the firing line In both Russian and Ger
man armies. Max Klnos, proprietor ot a
tailor shop In the Florence Hotel, Elev
enth and Glrard streetfl, committed sui
cide by Inhaling illuminating gas this
mornng. James Lustr, night clerk at tho
hotel, whllo making his round of the
building at about sir. o'clock this morn
ing, noticed a heavy smell of gas cma
natng from the tailoring establishment,
which Is on the first floor of the building.
He notified Policeman Jackson, of
the Eleventh and Winter streets station.
The two, unablo to break through tho
heavily barred door, got Into the shop
through a window and found the pro
prietor on the floor with the gaa tube,
of hit woiklug iron In his mouth. He
side him wus a loiter. In Get man, which
he had lecently lecuved from relatives
In Hamhiitg, telling of the privutlon and
hopelesniesa of inaio in hlfc immediate
family, the general distress and devasta
tion wrought by the wa: throughout Eu
rope and the pan of darkness that has
settled ovei all the people of the Conti
nent iter icelpt of this letter, tho
nlht clerk said, Klnos rad constantly re
feried to Its contents In convei nation with
emplojes of tho hotel For long hours ho
had sat motionless at his woilc table,
meditating and melancholy.
U. OF P. EXPECTS RECORD
ENROLMENT THIS YEAR
Authorities Say War Wont Effect
Registration Next Tuesday.
The- European wat will havo no effect
upon the teglstratlon 0f students at tho
Untveism of PeniislvaiiU In the opinion
of the university authorities. While ac
tual legUttHtlo.i does not begin until next
Tuesday a recoid enrolment is expected.
Last jeui theie wc-io tAL' btudents en
loiled. Including those In the Wharton
School Extension Blanches at Wilkes
Birre and Scranton This was an In
crease of moie than 100 students over
the teim of isjj, rfa w,ls the jare,st
enrolment In the history of the unher-
Within the last few days theie has been
a. steady incomo of returning students
back eail to work off conditions, to fix
up the Maternity houses and begin tin.
dergraduate activities From the num.
bers returning and the number of aub
freshmen taking entrance examinations,
the Indications are that this vear's en
rolment will exceed last year's
i.T,? J'"10"";' '? Ji e-itablHiid rot
itsolf the reputation of being the most
cosmopolitan unlverslt There was a
total foreign student body of w. repre
renting 37 different foreign countries Tho
itudents from European countries, how
ever, vcro it, llio. mlnoiltj, although all
of tho warring nations were represented
The bulk of the fuielgn registration is
It was rumored that owing to the ab
sence of Profcsiors Paul Cret and Leon
Arnal. both of whom are serving in the
trench aimy. there would be a decided
falling off In the entolnient of the Aichl
tectuial School I'iofc33cr Cret due to
his undiputcd position as ono of
America's foremost designs! s and tils
eminence s a teacher, has attracted
nianv younr r.uitecu to the I nlveinlty
LOCATE ANEW THE
GARDEN OF EDEN
Man's First Home Was on
Island in Persian Gulf,
According to Translation
by Doctor Langdon.
The Gaiden of Eden, homo of Adan
and Eve, was situated on the Island of
DUum In tho Gulf of Porsla hii.cad of
Mesopotamia, In the valley of tho ligrts
ami the Euphrates, according; to tho revs
latlons In Nippur tnblets mado bj Dr.
Stephen Langdon, of Jesus College, Ok.
ford. Ilia translation has Just been i.
eclved by the University of Pcnnjylva
nla nnd Is published below for the flit
The discovery will pi me of gicat In
terest to theologians, biblical schotan
and Assyrlologlsts and probably will ic.
suit In a world-wldo rontrovnisy wlilcit
may causes a complete revision or thu
Book of Genesis.
Accotdlns to Dr. Langdon's ttanslatlon,
Tha Creation, tho Flood and the Full ot
Man are found' In his nowly discovered
tablota 1S00 years before the time of
Moses and 1900 years before tho davs ot
Earn, who Is bollovcd to he the complice
of most of the Old Testament 03 vve now
WOMAN DIDN'T AID MAN'S FALL
Tho part played by woman In the fall
of man Is missing entirely from the nai
ratlvo of tho tablets. Tho tablets alsn
contradict tho story of the creation and
dolugo as told In the Book of Genesis.
The facts disclosed In the translation
of Dr. Langdon antedate In their results
all Hebraic llternturo by mores than low
ears. The original text of tha tablets,
according to Dr. Langdon, was written
by a priest of the town of Nippur, In
the valley of the Euphrates, more than
400 years before Abraham and more than
1300 years previous to tho departure of
the children of Israel from Egjpt.
Dr. Langdon makes tho following com
ment on tho translation:
"The tablet which contains this re
markable account of the enily Sumerlan
theology, concerning tho origins of human
culture, has been almost completely le
storcd by tha skilful museum authori
ties. We have hero a finely written six
column tablet of about 240 lines, most ot
which are entirely Intact. Written In
liturgical stjle tho composition dcEervci
tho rank of an epic, for it handles tho
most profound problems which concern
humanity. It begins by describing tho
land of primeval bliss, which It locntes at
Dllmun, an Island in the Persian Gulf,
and probably connected with the main
land In prehistoric times. In this paiadlsa
dwelt mankind, whom Nlntud, tho crea
tress, with the help of Until, had created.
lit what way Is not said, but the vcr j em
ployed In one passage suggests a fashion
ing with tho hands of some sort. From
other passages wo might Infer that men
were born as the natural offspring of
Nlntud and Entll, the earth god. but
Semitic tradition no wo have It In Baby
lonian legends and great historians lep
rcsents man as fashioned by the sods.
ANGRY WATER GOD SENDS FLOOD.
"In Paradise Enltl, tho water god and
lord of all wisdom, ruled over mankind
with his wlfo. After a long period Enkl
became dissatisfied with mankind be
cause he did not como unto him, which
I take It to mean that man did not lender
unto the gods the homage due. Foi this
reason Enkl sends the flood, and frail
men dissolve like tallow In the deluge,
but the King of Dllmun and certain
pious ones are summoned to the shoiei
of the tlver hy Nlntud. They embark on
a ship. Aftor the deluge tho Kins H
called Tagtug, the divine, it name which
Is most piobahly rendeied into Semltio
by Nuhu (God's wrath Is nppeascdi. and
this Tagtug lives In a garden. Is himself
a BUidencr. and the wise Enkl reveall
unto him wisdom. The Greek historian,
too, preserved this stoi In the- legend of
Oannes, who roso fiom the Peislan Gulf
to teach men wisdom in primeval tinier
nnd so Tagtug, an In the Holncw sic ry of
Noah, plants a gaiden, names the tro -j
and plants and is permitted to cut of JU
but the Cassia (apple) tree.
"The Cassia In Sumcrian iloc iimenM I
the herb of healing, as well ns In S. inille
and Greek meoiclne. The legend in u
gard to It probably told of Its belli? tho
plant which beotowed absolute Immoitoi
Itv. Of this plant T.igtug nut not to eat,
for theifby he would attain eternal life.
Mankind until this time possessed ex
treme longevity, but not lmmortiItv.
Tagtug, however, on his own Initiative
takes and eats. Ho la cursed by Mntun
and becomes a prey to illsease and ordi
nary mortality. Then In the rljlnJ
Sumerlun story Noah, the survivor of trie
flood, is the one who eats from the tree
of life. No woman l concerned l" tBIS
disobedience, which resulted In our lois
of perfect health and countless years.
TRADITION OF THE SERPENT.
"From ceitaln sources which c0!in,')''
tho CassK with the serpent and m
curse. I Infet. howevei. that tho Sumo
lans had a tiadltlon lesaidin the ser
pent tempter, which Induced man to eat
fiom tho tree of lire. It is pns-sible. ti
that fiom some other .source we ma
obtain evidence that In Sumciian traa'
tlon a wonmii also flgmed l" l"" """,,
sin. Out document, hov.evet. mentions i'
w Ifo of Tagtug. After the loss of e t- rnai
blh-E the estate of man evidently be'-""
pal.ltul and toitured, thctefoie. the gon
sent them eight divine patrons to c. j
for the fields, to heal disease, ond piea
over the various arts."
It Is maintained hy what .ire I nowu
followers of the hlghei oi.tn -i '-
Genesis Is a coinpaiativo book m ri
three or four nnrratlvea have been r une
crudely combined. Tints theie ur- t
accounts In the earlier ilwpteis h1, " ",
not agree, and two accounts of tho not"'
which aie qulto different, but easily fP
ara ted. Nenily -10 jeais ago eoii.s
Smith, the English rdiolai. found Bao
Ionian cyclundus. with nn eaily a U"J
of the Creition und the Flood ih-se
the University museum aie ut leaM w
vears old 'fno higher clitics moist '"
this early chaptci. of Uenesls were iiiajw
up of document' containing the ii y"
theology nnd fdkloie of the L ''
which Uayblonl.ui and Suimiun u euv"
Child Severely Hurt; Autoist Held
Benjamin Phillips, ol bol faout
street, was held In ftOi bud b M '
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unutu uv ..w Mni.ii.'i ... ,
streets atutlon toda to await tm r
of ii.juii.-s suffcted In Joe 'li P" ,.
ears old of Hi Miniii sue t ' t
II u tan htm dow i with an c uio ' (
IVdeial and Maisll trtB II" .
I now nt the Per isy ai ' i H r
hi cuulou la said lo be atrlsw.
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