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PHILADELPHIA, THTTBSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1914.
PRICE ONE CENT
CHARLES L MEURER
.Wealthy Philadelphia Man
ufacturer, Retired, Found
Dead in Kitchen of Home
Charles A. Meurer, 60 vears old. of
Plainbrook and Maple avenue, Wyncote,
a wealthy retired Philadelphia manufie
turor, prominent In Masonic circles, com
mitted suicide today at his home by in
haling Illuminating gas He H believed to
have been tetnpoiarlly deranged ni a re
mit of 111 health and other worries
A two-hour battle was made by a
physician and a nurse from the Ablngton
Memorial Hospital with a puimotor to
save Mr Meurer'-j life. U'S In vain. The
body was dicoererl ' the Kitchen of
the homo shortly b'.ire T o'clock thlj
morning by servants, who notified mem
bers of the family.
Mr. Mcurer hud closed all the doors
and windows and turned on the Jet of
the gas ran,e. He then sat down in a
chair beside the ranee. When lie was
found hi" head had droppod over one of
the open Jet. The loom was filled with
For tome months Mr. Meurer hnd been
111, but. so far as can be 'earned lie had
given no indication of an Intention to
end his lite. Thu llrst Milling of the
suicide was received at tho hospital by
telephone at 7 o'clock this morning Dr
Spruse, the resident phvslolun, and .1
nurse hurried to the Meurer home In
tho ambulance with a pulmotoi. They
worked over the bod until 9:1G o'clock
and then gave up the attempt.
Mr. Meurer had been active In the com
munity life of Vncote and was one of
the most widely known residents or the
place. The family home is one of the
finest at Wyncote. Mr M-urcr retired
from business ten year ago
He leaves a widow and two daughters,
one of whom Is the wife of Frank A.
Ilarrlgan, an attornev with otllces In
the Franklin Hank Bulldim Mr Har
rlgan Is Democratic reorganization leader
In Montgomery Countv
UNDERTAKERS SCOUT TALK
OF HIGHER FUNERAL COST
Prices of Materials Not Seriously Af
fected 1)7 the War in Europe.
Te who from this Fail world would en.
But fear tho rot. hn doni with sighing:
Cheer up and liae there will bo no
High cot of dvlng
Dying in Philadelphia Is to be no more
expensive because of the Kuropean war
than it was before that conflict .tarted,
,' according to undertakers who today de-
V dd the statement made In Atlantic Cltv
at tne annual convention of the tvtato
Association of Funeral Directors, that the
'struggle abroad was going to increase the
cost of funerals.
There Is nothing used by embalmer, it
Is said, which could polbly be affected
in cost to any appiei table extent by the
European war. and as fur as the actual
burial is concerned, digging graves Is no
more expensive now than before.
Samuel H. Foster. K? Federal street,
president of the Philadelphia Funeral
Directors' Association, said an Increase
In the cost of funerals because of th
European war would be an utterly un
tenable position for any undertaker to
take '"There is only one thing " said he,
"which might be affected and that is the
handles on coffins These are silvered
by chemicals which come from ciermany
but the Increased price for this commodity
Is so small that the cost of a funeral
could not possibly be made greater be
cause of It "
"There Is nothing to It." was the state
ment of Charles W N'aultv. Third and
Pine streets Mr Naultv Is secretary of
the local association. "I do not seo how
any person cou'd have nld uch n thing."
said he, "for there Is no reason for an
Increase. AH materials ud In embalm
ing or otherwise preparing persons for
burial are made In this country and can
not be affected bv the war."
George Chandler Paul. Seventh nnd
.Poplar streets, former President of the
National Funeral Plrettrrs' Association
said It could not be possible to raise the
price of funerals and give the war abroad
as an excuse for this notion
Harry Battersbv. of the firm of William
II Battersbv. 3315 North Broad street
characterized tho rumor as rtdbulous
"Everything we need In our business Is
made In this country," he said "The onlv
things which have Increased In price nnd
might affect the cost of funerals nre
lumber and horse feed but this addi
tional cost is so slight It would be foolish
tc use it as an expedient As a matter
of fact. If it were at all posslb'e I should
lllce to decrese the cost of our services
Instead of raising it "
At the offices of Oliver II T!a1r ft Co ,
JH35 Chestnut street, and II II tlrlm?
hurst & Co, 3? Xorth lith street, little
credence was placed in the Atlantic Otv
rumor. Officials shid there waa absolutely
no need for nn Increase
GIRL OF TEN YEARS
HER HUMBLE HOME
WILL ASK COUNCILS
FOR AUTO BUS LINE
New Company Plans to
Operate 1 20 Heavy Cars.
Damage to Pavements
Feared Director Taylor
PAINTERS' COLIC DRIVES
YOUNG MAN TO SUICIDE
Victim Contracted Disease While
lTTmV4wf In AntoTTnitl ?!Vtnric i
Painters' colic, from which he had suf
fered for some vears, Is given as the
motive for tho suicide today of Howard
niffle, 13 years old. who ended his life
by drinking poison In blB room at a
boarding house at 112 Areh street, early
Riffle's mother is proprietor of the Nn,
tlonal Hotel at Mlddletown, Pa . and his
family Is fcaid to be wealthy The police
liava communicated with his relatives
The oung man was found In his room
this morning by the landlady, who de
tected the odor of carbolic add Ho was
pronounced dead at the Medico-Chlrurgt-cat
SHOT BY HER ADMIRER,
GIRL DIES IN HOSPITAL
Man Who Inflicted Fatal Wounds
Death claimed the second victim of the
double shooting on July K. nt German
town avenue and Oakdale street, when
Agnes Valsh. 29 years old, of Kis Xorth
Tenth strfet. expired at the Kplscupal
The young woman was shot by her
admirer. M. Weslev Wharton, 42 jvars
old. Tho had quarreled and separated
and another man was puing attention
to her A harton. who lived at 31ub North
Eighth street, accosted her on the street,
and when she refused to return t-j htm
that her down. He then turned tho re
volver on himself and died of his wp.unda
a few days latej r'y
AUTO WRECKED AGAINST TROLLEY POLE
View of Morton Kahn's roadster at Sixteenth and Chestnut streets after
accident caused by his swerving to avoid a taxicab.
CHAUFFEUR WRECKS AUTO
TO AVOID COLLISION
Drives Machine Against Trolley Pole
nnd Prevents Hitting Tnxicnb.
Driving his automobile Into a trolley
pole to euipa crash ng Into n tavlonb
Inst night at Sixteenth and distant
street". John Pox. a chauffeur, jiat-owlv
mlscd Injuring his ompi er. Mm ton
Knhn. and Mlsi Grace Hemlngwa, the
la Iter's compuilon.
The right front wheel was torn from
tne machine with the exception of the
hub. and the occupants were almost
hurled oer the vvlndhlcld. Knhn occa
sioned much mysterv In connection with
the accident by removing nil mn-kx of
Identification from the wrecked imehino
and lo king them In a ba on the back
of the car.
K-ihn Is connected with the flim of
Solomon Knhn & Son, furniture dealers.
311 West Olrnrd avenue. He llvet at 1230
Xorth Thliteenth stieet, and Miss Hom
ingwav at 1540 Xorth Nineteenth street.
The ' chauffeur was complimented by
r. i.-i. n inM that bad thev stiuck
the taxicab they could not have escaped
The accident occurred nt 10-30 o'clock
ntul the car was not removed until this
MANY LOCAL ODD FELLOWS
WILL GO TO ATLANTIC CITY
Annual Session of Sovereign Grand
Lodge Opens There Sept. 22.
Philadelphia will be lepre-ented by fully
SO'O members of the Independent Order of
Odd Pellows when the ISth rmunl session
ot the Sovereign Grand Lodge opens at
Atlantic City, X. J . on September K. The
convention will continue for three (lavs
Delegates from e ery State In the Union
will be present and It is estimated that
more than -0O0 members of the lodge, ac
companied by their wives and families,
will attend. ....,
George A Brunner, chairman of trans
portation, has been active for the last
fw davs arranging comfortable accom
modation for the delegates Four special
trains have been chartered to convey the
Philadelphia delegation. Wednesday Sep-t.-mb-r
1, has been designated as parade
dnv The repiescntatlves from renn'yl
vnnli. New York and Delawn.e will be
headed by A. Keller, piand -ie. Rob-e,-
T Dnnlel, deputy grand sire. M
Richard MUckle, grand treisurer. and
John B Goodwin, grand se. retary.
rm ;uturdav afternoon next a tan't
will" be uncled at the PhlMeWa
Grand I.odge Headquarters m
memo.atlon of the rwlc- of M. Rlehara
Miultle. who. for -S succ-sive ears .has
se-v.d as the grand tra-uier of the or
ganizatlon '"complete petal's of the con
vention will be made public at this time
BIG LOAN ON REAL ESTATE
Girard Trust Company Advances
S80.000 on Walnut St. Propetty.
loan of $0.fM has been made by
the Girurd Trut.t Company to Dr 3. C.
Wilson, secured by a mortgage on the
nropem at 1: Walnut street The prop
ertv adjoins an oITlco b illdlng at the
northeast corner of Tlfteenth und Wal
nut streets. . ,
Tho loan Is one of the largest made
M a trust company upon lentra' real
Piute, but wewan -.-. ;,
value of tne properiv, iv - -
Wilson. It Is reported. omc lime ago
refused an offer of $110,W for the trlp
of land Other properties of the same
sire ami in the same block have been
mortgaged for HOWO to J12tW It Is
also snid that no unlmpiove.i property
In tne block ran be purchased for less
than JP0Pi Hlght veais ago the ground
was sel ing for $SO,0"0 and In ome cases
LETS GASESCAPE, LIGHTS
MATCH, IN SUICIDE ATTEMPT
When Explosion Fails, Man la Ar
rested for Beating Wife.
An attempt to kill himself and famt'y
by tilling a room with illuminating ga
j and then striking a match, led to the
! arrest u( Henry Orth W years old, of
4fct lardn street, Hrtdehnur, last mgni.
He was held this morning by Magistrate
Campbell, of the Trankford police sta
tion, faeing a charge of assault and bat
tery preferred by his wlf
Ac-ording to Mrs. Orth, her ht-sband
was intoxicated when he came home last
night, and he had only been in the house
a. few minutes wnen a quarrei organ,
whi.h aggravated Orth Into throwing a
steel machine-gun shell at her The mis
sile struck the woman In the head. Orth,
not content with this, secured a razor
and attempted to cut her with it, ae.
rordin? to the story told the police, The
b jsNind finally chaBed his wlfo ai d two
children into one of the rooms on the
i: t loor, and, closing the door, turned
on the gas Jets. After waiting several
minues, ho struck a match, but the gas
fil'ed to explode.
itr o.th'a or on nttmrtoA Policeman
' Horman Ho broke Into the house and.
! ufter rescuing the woman nnd her chll-
.i--. fPm rim onK.flllrl room, arrested
Orth. The man. who Is a stona masn
was formerly employed In the Frank
foid arsenal, where he do ibtless secured
the shell with which. It Is l!ged, he first
attacked hU wife
NEGRO BEATEN AND ROBBED
A. J. Herring, a Negro, 36 years old of
150S South 19th street was held up. badly
J beaten and robbed by a number of Negroes
I late last night at 17th and Dickinson
I streets He was taken to St Agnes Hos
pital in an unconscious condition His
recoery U nut expected The police of
the 13th street and Snyder aVenue sta
tion are conducting a diligent search for
An effoit to obtain a city franchise for
an omnibus line on the principal s-tieets
will be mndo today at the meeting of
Common Council. Tor davs a story has
been current that part of the program
of opposition to tho subway proposition
was to be a petition for nn omnibus line,
on tho plea that It would relieve the
need for Improved traffic facilities. This,
the story ran, would be seized upon as an
eMiuse to delay action on the Mibway.
Walter C. Mclntlre, an electrical con
tractor at II North Fifth stret, Is the
man in ehnigo of the omnibus project.
Ho is' rdnted to George C. Pierle, of the
Board of Registration Commissioners. The
belief that the scheme may be urged as
a substitute for other ttnnslt plans Is
supported by a btatement Issued by Mc
lntlre for the United Traction Improve
ment Company, which will operate the
Mclntlre says: "The petition for the
franchise puts the question of immediate
relict of passenger traillc conditions in
the residential sections squaiuly up to
the rltv gocriiment."
In th dajs when the omnibus line was
nothing but a rumur those who heard It
said the plan might be used to divert
attention from the transit proposition be
tore Coum ils
"Of course, a bus line never would take
the pluce of a subway," said one man
prominently concerned In the subway
plans, "but, at the same time, those op
posed to tho subway might uo It as
a pretext for delaying action."
TATLOIl WON'T COMMHNT
Director Taylor, of tho City Transit De
partment, declined to discuss the plan
for an omnibus line He had not heard
a petition for a franchise was to bo In
troduced. Electricity geneiated by gasoline motors
carted on tht c..rs will be the m'tive
power for the new bus line. The "United
Traction Tmpiotement Company" Is the
name of the organization which seeks the
franchise. Mclntire Is the president.
According to Mclntito the organizing
oflicials have visited Ungland, Germany
nnd Trance to study modern omnibus
construction. The United Traction Im
provement Company will have 120 cars,
Mclntlie says, I'ach can carry 23 pas
sengers at a speed of 11 miles nn hour.
The cars will weigh 10,"00 pounds, but
that Is not too great a weight for the
pavement, Mclntlre asserts.
Three routes nro designated In the
petition to Common Council.
Route number ono will start at Pront
and Market streets, and will traverse
Market, Broad. Diamond. 25th streets.
Allegheny avenue, 2Tth, Diamond, 33d
and Dauphin fetieets.
Route number two will start at Front
and Market streets, and will traverse
Market, Iiroad, Porter, 21st. Wolf, 22d.
Mifflin, 24th and Christian streot3.
Route numbor three will start at Front
and Market streets, and will traverse
Maiket, 33d, Chestnut, 33d, Walnut and
PAVING DAMAGE FEARED
William D. Uhlor, assistant engineer in
the Highway Bureau, was asked today
whether he thought nn omnibus weighing
10,8fl pounds would damage paving. The
bus line project was news to Mr. Uhler.
J had not heard that anyone planned
to operato a bus line." he said, "and
until I have some details as to the nay
the trucks will be built It would be Im
possible to tell what effect they would
have on the pavement Some of the Bald
win Locomotive Works trucks are heavier
than those proposed for the bus route
and Chief Connell is investigating now to
see how much damago heavy trucks In
flict on the city streets "
When the Hughes bus line was running
on flroad street the damage to paving
was severe. '
Blueprints showing the construction of
the proposed cars were Ijsued today by
the traction company. The cars wilt re.
I sernble those used by the Fifth avenue
line in New York city, but their motive
power will be electricity Instead of gaso
line. This, according to Mclntire, will
elmlnate the shock of starting and stop
ring noticeable on the New York stages
There will be double rows of cross
teats inside the stages and on a top deck
winding stairs win lead up rrom the rear
entrance platform to the open air deck.
On the left side nre bix cross Beats.
Divided by an aisle running the length
of the car are four more and one alslo
seat Arrangement? will be the same for
Safety First and the Public be Pleased"
will be tho slogan of the new company,
according to an announcement sent today
to newspaper offices There will be a
night service spe tally designed to ac
commodate theatre crowds, it says, Belied
ules will be based on the patronage,
though It Is said the buses will run on a
three-minute headway west on Uarket
I street, for the first few days,
Police Dragnet Out for
Mamie McCloskey, Who
Often Complained of Pov
Ten year-old Mamie McCloskey, of 129
New street, has mysteriously disappeared
from her home, nnd there 1b not tho
slightest clue to her whereabouts. Detec
tive Captain Cameron, with the McCar
rlck boy mystery fresh In his mind, ds
cldcd to take no chances nnd Immediately
spread n dragnet over the city.
Plain clothes men In every district have
a description of the girl and ran down
sevcrnl clues which brought no result.
Hardships of poverty, It Is said, led tho
girl to forsake her home, playmates nnd
school, nnd go away to seek elsewhere
a life of better things. Today a grlcf
strlckcn mother, who tolls dally In a
fuctory to earn enough to keep herself
and her girl nllve, went to Chester cher
ishing n hope that her daughter might be
there with a godfather.
The gill disappeared from the public
school at Lawrence and Race streets
Tuesday morning. She slipped away from
her schoolmates during the recess hour
nnd except by a few persons, has not
been seen since.
The child went from school to tho fac
tory at Eighth and Arch streets where
her mother works, nnd obtained 20 cents
from her parent, saying she needed It to
continue sowing lessons at the school.
The mother gave it willingly for it was
her ambition to have tho little girl grow
up with a knowledge of useful occupa
tions. Leaving her mother, Mamie went to tho
home on Now stieet, packed a small
bundle of clothing and when last seen
was walking In the direction of Delaware
avenue. , , ,
Children at the public school say she
has frequently told of her dissatisfaction
nt home. She did not want to be poor,
they said, unl seemed 6ad because it was
not possible for her ' to have pretty
clothes und little trinkets like other girls
had "Shu often &nld she would have
better things some day," one little slrl
Clara Biodeiman, a child who reside;,
in one of the .ooms uf the house on New
street where the McCloskcys live, said
Mamie frequently told her of her discon
tent, and intended to leave some day to
live with a rod father In Chester who
would give her nil she wanted.
Walter McMullen, principal ot the
school, said lie could not understand why
tho child went away. He knew noth
ing of her unhappy life nt home, and
declared Mamie to be .one of his brightest
pupils. "She was getting on famously,
said the principal.
Neighbors say the little gltl has n
sister who does not live at home Her
father, they say, nevei has been In
America and lives in Poland. It H
thought' he is In the Russian army.
The police knew nothing of the child s
disappearance until her mother came Into
the Fourth street and Falrmount nvcnuo
station weeping. She said the little girl
wns the only Joy she had In life, and if
Mamie was gone there was nothing mote
to live for. Wringing her bunds and
crying, she begged them to help her find
the child. Today she went to Chester.
When last seen the missing girl wore
a red sweuter, pink dress, white stock
ings and black shoes She had no hat.
The child has lUht hall, is light com
plexioned and weighs about SO pounds.
She is four feet four Indies tall.
PATROLMAN DENIES HE
TRIED TO SELL CHANCES
Other Accused Members of Force Also
Appear Before Police Board.
Patrolman Matthew K Dutterlng. of
the Fifteenth street and Snvdor avenue
station, denied today that he had tried
to sell chances at a block party on August
27 duilng his trial before the Police Board,
made up of Captains Tempest and Davis
and Lieutenant Dinlocker Dutterlng was
accused of threatening Mr. and Mrs
Charles Stesser. of 2719 Ringgold street.,
when they declined to buy a "paddle."
Dutterlng declared that he had not hern
mar tho block party on the night of
John S. Collins, nn engineer on the
police boat King, accused of Insubordina
tion bv Lieutenant Walsh, of the King,
testified ho had refused to obey Walsh's
order to turn over his keys because ho
considered It dangerous to leave the bout
without an engineer.
William B. Adams, of the Twentieth
and Berks streets station, and Edward
Nelson, of the Twelfth and Pino streets
station, wore accused of neglect of duty
Lieutenant Tryon testified he had found
Nelson drunk when he went to the Nel
son home to see why he had failed to
report at the police station The testi
mony was submitted to Director Poitor
for final action.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT, JR.,
WILL JOIN LOCAL FIRM
Will be New York Manager for Mont
gomery, Clothier & Tyler,
Theodore Roosevelt, Jr , eldest son of
former President Roosevelt, will becujr
associated wt,th the firm of Montgomery,
Clothier & T) ler. Investment bankers, of
UMTS South Fourth street, and will be
resident manager of the New York branch
of tho firm, which will be opened In the
It was the Intention of the firm to open
offices In New York Just before the Stock
Exchanges of the country closed on July
30, but, because of this fact the plan was
deferred It Is understood, however that
the offices In New York may be opened
before the resumption of the Stock Ex-chanjes.
Robert L. Montgomery, the Jiead of tho
flim and the Stock Exchange member,
will spend a part of his time In the of
fices In this city and part of It In New
York. INMAN SHOWS FINE FORM
NEW YORK, Sept. IT -Melbourne In
man, the champion at English billiards,
showed that he Is a master at the game
In Maurice Daly's Academy last night,
when he played an exhibition match with
the Canadian star, pye The Englishman
ran out his 800 points while the Ca
nadian wa garnering 109, Jnman com-
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PROPOSED AUTO BUS LINE
A petition for a franchise to operate double-deck gaso-electric cars will, be
put before Common Council today. The project has been hailed by traction
men interested in the Taylor rapid transit plan as a scheme to give- an excuse
for delaying action on subway. The "United Traction Improvement Com
pany" fathers the plan.
LDKE DILLON'S SON
PAYS WITH LIFE FOR
Succumbs to Illness Aggra
vated by His Labor Fol
lowing Irish Patriot's Re
lease From Canadian Jail.
Robert Hmmctt Dillon gave up his life
today nt the Hahnemann Hospital, a sac
t Iflce to tho lovo und admiration he bore
for his father. Robert Emmett Dillon
was a son of L,uko Dillon, the Irish
patriot, who left his home and friends
in this city more than fourteen years
ago and went to Canada with two other
men, where ha dynamited the Welland
Canal locks to prevent the Dominion from
sending ttoops to fight against tho Boers.
I..iist July the elder Dillon was released
as the result of years of effoit by his
friends. His son had been bedridden for
weeks with nn intestinal complication.
Against tho advice of his physician and
the pleadings' of his family he got up
and went to Atlantic City to take part
In a family reunion In honor of his father.
Two weeks later Robert Etmnctt Dillon
came to his homo at 2231 South Hem
berger street and was put back to bed.
Excitement had kept him on his feet at
tho shore, but when he returned he col
lapsed. Slnco that time ho had been
growing steadily weaket. About two
weeks ago It was deckled that to save his
life It would he nccessar to peiform nn
operation and he was taken to tho
After the operation Dillon failed to
rally and this morning ho died. His
body was taken to the home of his white
haired father, at 1412 South Thirteenth
FATHER BOWED BY GRIEF,
Fourteen years in prison had failed to
break the spirit of Luke Dillon, but when
the body of his son waB brought home
today he bowed his head. The shock wbb
more terrible to him than the sentence of
life imprisonment passed on him fourteen
Four brothers, a sister, the mother, a
wife and two children survive, besides
the father. The mother Is now 00 years
old. She also Is white haired. She has
recovered her husband and lost her son.
Luke Dillon went to Atlantic City last
July following his release from the
Kingston Penitentiary for the same rea
son that prompted him when he gave n
fictitious name at the time of his nrrest
fourteen years ago to shield his family
fiom publicity. He mada arrangements
by telegram to meet his wife and chil
dun at n hotel he remembered having
visited. When he got to Atlantic City he
found the hotel was no longer there. It
hud been lemoved to make way for Im
provements. The wife and children for hours
searched the city for the husband and
father. They met by accident. Robert
Emmett Dillon then started out to do
everything in his power to make his
father forget hU long years In jail. He
took htm on his ftist automobile ride,
walked with him for hours about the
city, and listened to the old man tell
again and again of his attempted exploit
RON WEAKENED BY DEVOTION.
The result was that young Dillon weak
ened himself beyong hope of recovery.
After Luke Dillon was arrested, (n ISO),
the family knew nothing of his where
abouts for years. He wrote to his wife
from the penitentiary, told her of his
life sentence, nnd bUggeated that a. she
would never see him again it wpuld be
as well to mourn him as dead. The chll
dren never knew their father was alive
until they had grown up.
In his early manhood it was the ambi
tion of the young man who died today to
search for his father. HK of all the chil
dren and friends of the family never be
lleved the patilot was dead.
The funeral will be held next Monday
momlne with service In the Annunciation
Catholic Church, and Interment will i,
at Holy Cross Cemeterv Definite plans
have not yet been made, but It i nrob
able that a delegation of the Clan-na-Oael
will attend the services and follow thn
body to the grave This organization
has much to do with obtaining the re.
lease of Luke Dillon from the Canadian
Robert Emmet Dillon was 36 years old
Jack Dillon Draws With Brown
VINCENNES, Ind., Sept 17 -Jack Dll-
iuu, i ,iL'j,iiiap"iisl anu ucorge (K r i
Brown of Chicago, fought ten rounds to
a draw hero last plght.
NAVY YARD TO LOSE
TWO OFFICERS SOON
Paymaster Orr to Leave for Philip
pine Islands Station.
Changes soon to be made at the Phila
delphia yard Include the transfer to other
cities of two well-known officers. They
are Paymaster R. II. Oir, who Is to be
sent to Manila, P. I., and Assistant Sur
geon A. E. Man. who will go to the Navy
Yard Medical School, nt Washington.
Other officers will be sent to the navy
yard at League Island to fill vacancies
caused by tho transfer of Paymaster Orr
and Doctor Man. Tho former will bo suc
ceeded by Pay Inspector E. D. Ryan, who
is now stationed at New Orleans. As yet
no successor has been named for Doctor
The actual date of departure for the
officers has not yet been announced by
Navy Department officials at Washing
ton. It is expected, however, it will oc
Paymaster Orr baa been at tho Phila
delphia Navy Yard for three and a half
5 ears. This i considered a record, as a
paymaster seldom remains at one sta
tion moro than three years. His city
address wns 4506 Walnut street.
In 1S0S he was nppolnted paymnator on
board the gunboat Helena and remained
with the craft thret years, the best part
of which was spent in the Philippines.
In 1902 he was transferred to the supply
ship Culgoa, where he remained for threo
years. Later he was appointed navy pay
master, with headquarters at Seattle,
Two years later ho was sent to tho bat
tleship Mississippi. This boat was re
cently sold to Greece. Paymaster Orr
has been In Philadelphia since 1911,
BLAMES WINE AND WOMEN
Credit Clerk In Department Store
Admits Embezzling- Funds.
William R. Seslnger, 12 years old, of 414
South 43d street, a department stole em
ploye, wus brought before Magistrate
Tracey, at the Eleventh and Winter
Ftteets station, this morning, accused of
embezzling $120 of the firm's money.
According to tho testimony of George
Humphreys, a detective attached to tho
store, Seslngor, who was employed as
credit clerk In the accounting depart
ment, and who for three years was a
trusted employe, In collecting n number
of bills gave receipts but manipulated
the books In such a way as not to show
that he hail received the money. He ad
mitted he had spent the money In cab
inets. "Wine and women did it," he said In
speaking of the motive behind the em
bezzlement. Seslnger wns held for a further hear
ing next Wednesday, in order to give
accountan's a chance to examine his
books and to determine the exact amount
of the funds embezzled.
BOY IS'CHIEF WITNESS
His Story Leads Magistrate to Hold
Two for Shooting Girl.
Twelve-year-old Thomas Polombo today
told a story to Magistrate Renshaw that
resulted In John Bnrtelle nnd Anthony
Mnlira being hehl In $1000 ball each for
the alleged shooting of 13-year-old Yetta
Grepman. the boy's playmate, on August
23 last at Fifth and Montrose streets.
Bartelle nnd Matlra, said by the police
to bo lenders of two warring gangs In
that tcctlon, are charged with having
participated In a row In which bricks,
knives and revolvers were used At least
two shots were fired One of the bullets
struck Yetta and she Is In the Pennsyl
vanln Hospital In a serious condition.
Polombo lives nt 109 .Montrose street
and Yetta nt 118 Carpenter street. They
wero standing on the sidewalk when the
alleged gangsters rounded the corner nnd
the thots were fired The boy told Mag
istrate Renshaw he miw a revolver In
the hand of one man, but that they were
scuffling and he couhi not Identify him.
Policeman Selby also testified that the
men admitted they were fighting and that
at itaci IICCI1 UStHJ
NIGHT SESSIONS FOR SENATE
Democrats Plan Drastic Action to
Break Republican Filibuster,
WASHINGTON Sept 17 -Determined
to meet the Republkan HI bu,ter rain.t
the river and harbor bill with drasUc
I,ftL0n,1 ,Dlmf"c Senators today
Planned o begin night sessions, tonight
f possible, but within the next day or
two In any event Senator Sheppard. of
Texas, who has beep active In the tight
to pass the bill, was delegated to obtain
signatures of those Senators who would
agree to attend night sessions so as to
assure a quorum.
Senator Kenyon, of Iowa, today con
tinued lila attack on the bill. This Is the
flw! y that he haa occupied the
RACINE BANK CLOSES nnnna
nACINE. Wis. Sept 17 -The Commer
clal Saving. Bank closed Its doors here
today The wuse Is said to have been
Ku..t(heavJ w't"dravvaU and the In'
ability to realize on securities. The bank
has a capital stock of $100,000 and a sur-
BIG OIL TANKER
Launch at Yards 'of New
York Shipbuilding Com..
pany Witnessed "by Chcerv
Miss Agnea Hals, daughter of nnbj
Halg, representative of Lloyd's SliDBiJ
rinirlnfri. In .1.1. .11.. , . .. ""'
bedecked bottle of wine upon the rrJ
of n now oil tank steamship nfthe n!I
York Shipbuilding Company's CanX
Plant shortly before noon today.,!
christened It the Gulfstream for the o
OH Company. As tho wine splashed"
the a r the big vessel began her ,
ful slide down the ways for her fnliul
Plunge Into tho waters of the Deft
Cheers of the multitude of employ,
perched In perilous position about ft!
company's various shlpways, and the '
plauso- of the assembled RUests mlS.!1'
with the shrieks of the lwnof vH'
on tho rlvor nnd factories along Its S
In wclcomo to tho new addition to
American merchant marine. '
The Gulfstream Is one ot a ,aj do2.
big tank steamships constructed ir
Quit Oil Company's coastwise trau8 b,
the New York Shipbuilding Company.
TWO HELD FOR ASSAULT
Man Knockedv Down by Would-bi
Robbers, Who Are Arrested.
Another attempted highway robbe'rv I.
southwest Phlladelphlu-tho fourth 7tl. I
last two weeks-resulted this tnornlne l
the capturo by Special Policeman L
of tho Twentieth nnd Federal streets iff"
Hon. of two Uecrons. Ti, .......
arraigned at Central Station this mornfj!
Tho prisoners gave their names 11
James Lomax, IS years old, of 1310 SoulS
34th street, and Gray Bunston, 21 yean
old, of the same address. George Anpanii
&- years old, of 1S03 South 36th street tht
victim, identified Irfimax, and the poll
say he Implicated Buii3ton.
SEEKING HOSPITAL SITE '"
Committee Named to Decide Location
for West Philadelphia Homeopathic."
A bullalng committee to visit liospltuli
throughout tho city in quest of Ideas for
mo nuw tiw,vjv uuuaing or the WMt
Philadelphia Homeopathic Hospital has
been appointed, and efforts will bo maJ
to have work started by January l nut
year. The money for the new building
was raised in a 15 day campaign lail
At tho present tlmo the hospital la oc
cupying tho old Yowdell mansion In HU
street, and Is cramped for room The In
stitution Is the only one of Its kind In
that section of the city and Is said to
hnndle more accident cases than any other
West Philadelphia hospital.
Tho building committee, which wljl
draw up the plans for the new structure,!
Is composed of II. jr. Armstrong, chair. 1
man: Kmil Tneienoerg, Dr. H M. Gay,
Dr. J. D. Culln, Dr. William McKeniJt
and Wllllnm Mnrbaker, the latter presi
dent of thoTiospltal, '
WASHINGTON Pent. IT.
For eastern Pennsylvania Increaslcr I
cloudiness rolloweu by showers Frldaj I
nnd in south portion tonight, moderate
For New Jersey Italn tonight nnd prob
ably Friday; not much change In tem
The southern storm has moved Inland
over Georgia and Is losing energy AH
danger to vessels has npparentlv pasel
and warnings have been ordered dowi
along the South Atlantic coast The
storm has been nttended bv moderate!
heavy rains which have covered the en
tire Atlantic slope fiom Virginia sootk-
ward. High barometer continues overtN
northeastern portion of the country it
tended by fair weather and moderate tern-
peraturcs. Thunderstorms continue In
Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin and tht
temperature has fallen rapldlv In thou
States during tho last 21 hours
U, S. Weather Bureau Bullelin
Observations made at 8 p. m Kantern th
I.onestnaln Dire Ve.
last fall, tion lo.lt Weal
8 a,m n't
Abilene Tax.... 7-' 72 .. S S ciouqi
Atlantic City... ea !iS
lllsmarck. N.D . 60 mi
lloston, Mass.... 1,4 ''1
IH ( ll
Tl.a tint... la !t3 tilt 1 Gl tt C-
ueirnu, .uni,.. "- " .. nr. . ;-
wuiutn, anna .. ." - ..i'i r.i i t-i"'
Oahestnn, Tex. 7ct 7tl , N IS Hear
mttenis, N. C. 7H 7U .80 NW K OlouifJ
Helena, Mont .. -in 1,1 ri rt Clear
Huron, B. Iak. ft-.' V SE Clear
jHcksunvllIe W ml 170 S 2t Cloulf
Kan. City. Mo. 70 70 ,. K
I.oulsvllle, Ky.. nn M
Mt-mnhls, Tenn 2 -'
New Orlean ... 72 70
New York fl-' fill
N. Matte, Neb . BS "itl
Oklahoma. Okla. 71 74
Philadelphia .. fa) "HI
I'hoenlx. Art... 7(1 7H
Pittsburgh I'a.. m r.rt
l-ortlana. aie..., tin i,i,
fiiirraio, n y..
NC 6 Cloudy
Il S Prloudf
NW 0 Hear
B 8 Clear
Quebec, Can ..
St I.ouls. Mo
C, ?i,il Minn
Salt I.nke' Utah H GO
Kn. Knrtf-lBfn- ftlk ill
Scranton, Pa. . . 52 4S
Tainjiv .' 72 0.S .02 K
v-itr a rit
1 4 ClouJ-f
s 4 retell
W 4 Cleat
Nn in pdoulf
NW 6 Clear
SW S ClouW
N ' 8 P cbvil
4 Cloutt '
NE 6 CWU
LOCAL FIRE RECORD
7-.05-78H. Prankfort! av
8:10 Norllieait corner Blxth sad A'0?.,,. .
to.: occupied by Dr SchenU VnltM"
0.32 10th and Market sts ,,.
Jacobs , 1T1
0 A3 Main and Green sts . Penmjlv'
nia n. It. bridge . Vuta"
13 07-C20 N. Broad at ; Hegal Mom!r
i ujuirany ... - v'mj
0 30-811 -H-JB Webster st warebousi. tf
octupled b H Feliimjn & P"
3 00-1511 S. 7th st . back fence of 4Trl8W
8 00-811 Webster st . rag shop of "m
TO REPORT LIGHTING P.
Arcs May Be Erected Whole
of Frankford Avenue.
The lighting committee of the Frtj
ford Hoard of Tarde will maKe a W"j
on the lighting problem of that P",
the city at a. meeting to be held tow
at 4612 Frankford avenue pyj-
In connection with this work, the
delphla Electric Company Is soon W '
five sample arc lights on KrankM
nue, north of Orthodox street. J )
prove satisfactory similar "v ,tiit
probably be erwUd the entire "MU
the avenue. r