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PHILADELPHIA, JfKIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1014.
PIIIOE ONE CENT
CITIZENS UP IN
ARMS OVER DELAY
IN TRANSIT PLANS
BOYS LEAD THE WAY
IN RAISING FUNDS
FOR THE RED CROSS
PERSEVERING COLLECTORS FOR THE RED CROSS.
Large West Philadelphia
Section Protest Against
Council's Failure to Im
prove Facilities Want
Austin M. Purves, Jr., and
His Brother Dale Expect to
Raise $500 and Have
Made a Splendid Start.
Homeowners and business men in tin1
large section between Sith and 58th
treats, und Woodland and Lancaster ave
nues, In West Philadelphia, are i.p In
armi against Councils as a body for the
delay of plans foi the better transit
facilities in Philadelphia, and against the
Councllmen representing the wards In
which the teirttoty If Included, foi neg
lecting, at tor sK year" of constant de
mand fiom the testdents, to o'otuln a
crosstown surface line on Mth sti et.
A movement has boon started within
the last few days to clrculato petitions
among the t cedents of the nectlon. favm
IriK th comprehensive tianslt -program.
And demanding thi building ol the 36lh
street l.no In tho near futuie. n effoit
-will be made lo have th petitions "dgned
by every resident of that part of the city
hefore the are pi evented to Council.
The movement will ha the burking of
the 5th Street I-SU'dnes Men's Associa
tion, the Mh and Jlnrlt Sweets Busi
ness Men s As-ociatIon. the oiitli and
Spruce Street Buslnes Men's Improve
ment Association, the Larelivvood Avenue
Improvement .soclution and the Haiti
more Avenue Ilusiness Men's linpiove
All of these business men's organiza
tions have been waging: an active cam
paign to obtain the car Hue. Monthly
meetings hav been held the pat year, at
which the business men have pointed out
that the growth of that pait of Philadel
phia will be halted until transit facilities
have been obtained.
COUNCILMEN ARE DCXOfNCKD.
Select Councilman Edward W. Patton,
of tho 27th Ward, has been almost uni
versally denounced, together with overs
other Councilman trom West Philadel
phia, for having tailed to work whole
x.. heartedly in Councils In the inteieif of
did 1cst Philadelphia.
hecc The business men of the dUtnet have
cor Veen vainly tiylng to tntertsi the P. It. T.
Pi' Compani and e'ounclls in trans-It condl-
u tions in the neiirhborhood of Kth street
' 3 Tor six veais. These, conditions haw- been
so bad for the last two years especially,
that resident- of the neighborhood waste
15 minutes every time they so to work.
"" TTTe' surfac lines on Market treot.
Spruce street. Baltimore HVenue and
Woodland av enue. and the elevated on
Market street can bi i cached by moit oi
the residents of thr joth meet neigh
borhood on'.., bv a walk of leverat
square Most of them walk to the S2d,
iith and tidth street stations and take
the elevated to work in the mornings.
WILL, r.VVOR ENTIRE PROGRAM.
These conditions have been complained
Against repeatedly by the residents of the
section. With an immediate start in tho
transit program virtually assured, new
life has been Injected into th-lt tight for
the car line, and thev are preparing to
tome out In support of the comprehen
sive program, because they believe that
they can obtain th" ,"th stiect line a
part of that plan more, quickly than if
they ask to hav.i it built independently
of the entire system, as Couni Uman Pat
ton has been repoited to have auggisted.
While tnei- tight and theii Interest? are
aictlonal, manv of th. tesidents said to
day thoy realise they art mor ceitaln
of obtaining their cur line bv omblnlng
lhelr sectional fight with th tight of
even othet citizen of Philadelphia in the
demand to- a comprehensive svstem of
apld transit facilities.
I'rctent conditions ot halted development
hecause of Uek of adequate transit facili
tios In the nelghboihood of t.lh street are
Among the worst In the city. l.aig areas
Are bcinf. held vacant by the owners until
the car line i a reality. Tho seitton
above Vino ntreet Is alruoct undeveloped,
and lor a lew hundred feet. Joth street In
that neighborhood is not cut through Be
tween Market and Woodland avenue,
e.'ery street in the district is dotted with
vacant lots, and in tome places entile
blocks hiu vacant,
Ilundieds of people, including man, of
the smaller shopkeepers and meretiants on
53th, SCth rnd 67th street-, and on nm
eat and west stieeta in the i-n.aedlate
neighborhood of the piopoed 5btn btreet
line bousht their homes and Btotea in the
belief that the caillne would be placed on
Etith atteet within a short tim. Thej
ha.vo waited ix vears foi it
TIBED INTO PIGEON FXOCK
Shots Cost Blackbird Hunters Just
Two men were arrested this morning
for shooting plgeon nt the Smith Pigeon
Parms, near Cltj Line and York road.
They were William Kelley, Beech avenue
And Lamott street, and James Johnson,
108 Sellers stieet The men were gunning
for blackbird ben they leached the
pigeon farm they came acioos a flock
of pigeons and filed into then, bringing
down a. great numbei, accordtng to the
police. They wpre arrested and taken be
fore Magistrate Pennotk, in Herman
town, who fined each $1JM The men were
tmployed on the Klk'ns tatate.
JAIL OH PAY TAXI BILL?
Two boys, members of a piomlnet i
Chestnut Hill fnmll, one 12, tho othe
13 years old, liae collected S75 for the
Red Cross S'ocloty und will swell the
sum to 160 when promised checks come
In. Both have been following the strug
gle In Europe dally. They read of the
carnage, the misery and the sufteilu?
of soldiers and tlielr famllle The!
saw pictures of poor women with little
boys clutching to tholr skirts and car
lying babes. Then they decided 'c
"work on their own hook' as one of
them expressed it, to help tho soldiers,
the motlurs and the boys In Etn-ope
The persexerlng boys who got such
insults arc Austin SI. Punes, Jr , and
his brother. Dale Benson Punes The
aro tons ol Austin SI. Purves, ic
Irefddont of the Pennsylvania, Sa't
They .no businesslike In then map
tier, and one Is convinced ot their slh
cetlty when they tell In bo ish wa
how much the mone Is needed Th
mother ot the bos 1ms been protni
mntl connected with the Pennsylvania
Association Opposed to Woman Suf
frage. It is in the name of this organi
sation that the youngsters are makln
their collections. But It Is not because
ot the prominence of their parents that
they have .succeeded.
The boys got the money on their met its
One man who subscribed said. "IVln, tho
gave me an atgument In plain language
that 1 couldn't refuse. One ot the oting
sters started to write my name down
while I was talking to him. 1 simply
couldn't have asked him to erase it even
if I didn't want to contribute. The little
collectors have only been collecting since
Tuesday, and they say that they won't
stop until they get nt least 550.V
BO.V DESCRIBES METHOD.
When asked to outline tho method they
follow in the collection of iunds. Austin,
who sefms to be tho spokesman uf the
"We usually go to a house, and, after
rinsing the bell, ask lor the lady ot the
house. When .-ho comes we ak liei to
contribute to the Women's Relief Com
mittee of the Pennsylvania. Association
Opposed to Woman Suffiagc, and then we
tell Iwr tl.at tho money is for the P.ed
Cioss, and that it is to go to Eutope to
help take caie of all the men who have
been huit In the wai.'
'And do thev usuallv give ou some
thing?" "Oh yc' We have been prett Uiclty
su tar, they almost alwajs give some
thing, even if It's only a iiuattei.'
"And jou get larga sums?"
"Yes, we get as much as 110 some
times." "And aftei jou have got a contribution
from one house you so on to the next
"Oh. no we don't not until we hao
given them a receipt for the money," and
tho younger boy produced a receipt book
In which all the contributions were neatly
When asked If they had any regular
hours fot making collections the older
' We usually so out in the mornings
and set all we en, and then wait until
Ut; in the afternoon when th people
arc coming out fiom the city befoi tiy
ins it again."
Xts, that s the tiouble," Dale ex
plained, "eo many people aje not at hoin
during th diy, you know."
That this lad Is a keen olisfiver is
shown by a remaik which he mae. a
moment latet :
"The people who aio very lioh don't
give us eo much," he volunteeied: "It's
the people who haven't got veiy much
themselves that want to help mest of
PLAN EXTEN'SIVH CASIPAIGN.
When asked to outline thlr plans for
th futute, Austin jeplied:
"Wo aie Just collecting in Chestnut
Hill now. but later we aro going down
on Chestnut street and collect In all tho
bid ofhee buildings. Of course, w
couldn't do more than two of them a
day, but we could prouably get lots of
Mrs. Purves, however, seemed tri
doubtful about this phase of the joung
When asked how long they expected
to continue truir efforts, it was fa.ld that
the length of the war would determine
that point, although, aa Dale put it:
"Of cuu:s. we won't be able to do
verv much after nest Tuesday, because
our school, the flermantown Friends'
Snhool, (tarts then; but we are golnjr
to keep rlgat on and do Just as much
as wo can "
Austin maintains an attitude of attiet
neutrality on th war In Europe, but
his brother stoutly maintains that ne
is "for the Germans, buf not for the
That the children hav really done won
derful work in connection with the Red
Cross Is a fa.cl denied by none, and If
they continue to bo as successful In the
future as they hate been this week their
contributions ate certain to flgur promi
nently among the funds to be turned
over to the Red Cross Society,
i '2 : t '- i I X v'sj--
. 1 I II HI- I miIIMM
s, vyfa! ;
These boys, Austin M. Purves, Jr., and Dare Benson Purves, have collected
$75 for the Red Cross war fund since Tuesday. They expect to have twice
CHILD BITTEN BY PET RAT
Now Hospital Physicians Are Guard
ing Against Danger of Infection.
Two-year-old Louise Jton-e, of 1109
South Eighth street is at the Pennsyl
vania Hospital todav unawate of the
fact that her pet white rat has paid for
leit with it- lite lor biting hei. Physi
cians mo watching the child closely lo
gua:d against Infection and lockjaw.
I.oulsc was playing with the rat at her
liume- jesteiday when it sank Its teeth
into her lott foot. Hei cites attracted
hei mother and the child was sent to the
hospital, where the wound was cauter
ized. The lat was killed. Po far I.oulsc
lias developed no dangerous symptoms
SHIPS MAY USE WIRELESS
WHEN CLEAR OF U.S. PORTS
Government Censoring "Within Thtec
Mile Limit Is Only Restriction.
Captain Benson, commandant of thf
Philadelphia Navy Van, acting under
ordeis fiom Washington, has Informed
masters of vessels now In port that the
L'nlted States Government's muzzling of
all wireless outsits on board ceases when
the vessels leave port, whethet bound
for another American port or a foielgn
pott. Shipping masters traVf.iug from
one American port to another declitiAii
to bieak the seal on the wireless looms
jdaccd there bj repiescntatlves of Uncle
The sealing of the wireless iooti is
absolutely ntoicd dining the vessel's
stay In po.t. out sh" Is permitted the
uso of th appaiatus while at sea, al
tnoufi1! fuperMslon a-t to the neutralltv
of messages sent whllo the v easel is
within the tlirec-mlle limit will ")c con
ducted p operatots of the vailuiis Gov-
STATE TREASURY RECEIPTS
BOUND $899,228 79 IN YEAR
Comparison With 1013 Confusing
Since Property Tax Is Excluded.
HARRISBfRG, Sept. IS.-Compailson
of this year's lecelpts at the State Treas
ury with tho3c of foimer yeais nre mis
leading, unlcs It bo remembered that on
Juno 17, 1313. the Governor appiovcd an
act depilvlng the State of Its former
revenue fiom the tax on pergonal piop
Provious to Januaiy 1. 1UH, the whole
amount of this tax eollccted in each
county was lemitted to the State Trcar
urer, who later ictiuned three-fourths
of It to the County Treasurer. The
amount of this tax paid In last year
was Jj,:)LM7".71. This year the lecelpts
fiom peisonal propeity tax aio only
flu.2.17. lepiesentiug odds-and-ends bal
ances paid In this yeiu on 1911 account.
Receipts to September 13 last year
weie $21,172,CS"i.Ij7, this total Including
personal piopcrty tux amounting to
i",li3U2l.03. This hi ought the lecelpts,
exclusive of personal propeity tnx, to
Receipts lo September 13 this yi ar
were US.Grtf.OiCCO; or, exclusive of tho
lecelpts of $10217 fiom personal piopcity
tax balances, weio $is,wij,'.'!in.4". Theie
torn this ye.it 's iccelpts exceeded thobe
of last year liy SS9.2: 7!i
KLEIN & BROS. GET CONTRACT
D. Klein & Biotheis, W7 Aich .stieet.
' has been awuidcd the contract to supply
the vv Intel unlfoims for the foice of the
Philadelphia Custom House.
POLICEMAN, SHOT BY NEGRO
SUNDAY. DIES IN HOSPITAL
CITRIC ACID PRICE DROPS
Night Passenger Decides to Reim
burse Driver After a Hearing.
The alternative of paying a V7 50 taxicab
bill or taking a Ja.il sentence, was given
Kdward Turpin. SO-'- Bambrey street, this
morning by Maglstiate Grtlls at the
Turpin paid the bill. THe complainant
was Hei man Downa. of Si Rambo street,
taxi di ' cr. who said Turpin rode to every
place he could think of last night and
then detiueu noi m pay.
Widow Hang- Herself to Bedpost
BORDENTOWX. X. J., Sept. 13 -Mrs
Lottie Miller, widow of Wesley Miller.
committed suicide at her home at Cross
wicks near here last night by hanging
herself to a bedpost. She was forty years
old and leaves two daughters and two
Will Erect Apartment House.
4. lx-story apartment house wilt soon
o erected on the southwest corner of
Cherry und Nineteenth fltrfet by Jarata
p. Inchell, who rcent purchased this
.jnopwtjf Iron Emm. WtU tor a price
fcs2ilklitiJi' A 4fa
ELECTRICIANS IN MARDIGRAS
Athletic Sports and Tango Exhibi
tions Will Feature Carnival,
Electricity will ftatute grotesquely
and otherwise at a Mardt Gras enter
tainment to be given by the commercial
branch of the National Electric Eight
Association, at Kelly's lane, Observatory
Hill, near the usth street terminal to
There will be athletic sports during
the afternoon, the winners of which wilt
receive prizes This piogram will be
run oft on the grounds of the Philadel
phia Electric Company Athletic Asso
ciation. Considerable Interest attaches
to a baseball game to be played by the
teams made up of young women em
ployes of th Philadelphia Eicctrlo Com
pany and those of th Western Com
pany Tango exhibitions, with th
dancers in masquerade costumes, will
be one of the evening features. Music
wUl bp furnl4hd by the Phlladelphiu
Police Band and a special orchestra.
Fellowship is the announced keynote
of the carnival, which will be attended
by hundred of eiectn at workeis their
''""" "" fricudf
Philadelphia Company Credited With '
By obtaining a latge supply of citric
acid ingredients Horn Slctls, a laigo Phlla
dcl chemical company Is credited with
having smashed a combination and driven
tho price down fjom 11. M a pound to
The acid is one of the Important parts
ot much-used medicine. Xew York in
terests have been maintaining the high
price, it Is said. The news of the big drop
created surprise and good feeling amonrs
w holesalers throughout the East
Tho price of the acid has gone as low ns
E0 cents, one house quoting this llguie to
retail druggists for small quantities as
against 51.15 deiimuded a week ano.
One of the uses or the acid Is tor mciH
tlnal salts, while It also is used exten
sively In dying silk. Philadelphia whole
sale and retail diugglsts are xreparing to I
take steps to prevent a cornering of the
acid again by speculators.
GIRL RUNAWAY HOME AGAIN
Mamie McColskey, Found in Chester,
Sony She Went Away.
3Iamie lie 'iilskey, 10 years old, who left
her home, 129 Xew street, because she
was tired of being poor and went to the
home of her godfather at Chester, Is back
home today. She was found by Detect
lives Poyle and Benz and a friend of her
mother. She has changed her views of
what makes life worth while.
The shock aho gave her mother was
explained to her and ho is repentant.
Jtaroie disappeared last Tuesday morning
atter she had gone to the factory where
her mother works and thoro obtained
i) cents. She went to Chester by boat.
Accusing Wife Herself Held
Because her husband, from whom sho
was separated, was delinquent In pay- .
Ing her $5 a week, In accordance with a
court order, airs. Slary Ivmey went to ,
Ills poaroing piacc, juuu jiuraiun sm-tu,
last night to make him give ha the
money. As a tesult Magistrate Slorrls
held her In $100 ball to keep the peace
after a hearing at tho 2th and York
streets police station this morning. The
woman lives at IW0 Clementine street.
Bullet Could Not Be Located As
sailant Held for Ginnd Jury,
Policeman Fiank A Sankey died tills
morning at the West Philadelphia
Homeopathic Hospital as the icsult of a
bullet wound received last Sunday morn
ing, when Nevada Henty, a Xegro, flied
upon him at tho corner of 37th and Vine
streets. The surgeons at the hospital
were unable to lomove the bullet as It
could not be located. Peritonitis set In
nml the policeman's condition glow stead
11 v woi sc. It was not expected that he
could live .hrougli the day jesteiday, but
by the administration of oxygm by Dr.
A. Esposlto. of the hospital staff, he was I
Kept alive until this morning. His wife
and seven-year-old duutilitet, Hoiolhy,
weie at tho bedside at the time of death,
Kankey, who was 3.' yeais old, and lived
at E10 North Vodges Etieel, was attached
lo the filst and Thompson stieets station.
Harly last Sunday morning hi urdeicd a
Xegro woman at 57th and Vine streets to
"movo on." TTenry at the same time
came alung and got Into nu argument
with Sankey. Tho latter told him to
leave, but the Xcgtc drow a i evolve r and
tired into the policeman's abdomen. The
policeman fell, but not until ho had fired
several shots at tho Xcgro. Henry fled to
his home several blocks distant, and was
captured on the loot' only after a desper
ate hand to hand atiuggle with the police
men, and nut until ho had succeeded In
throwing one policeman from the roof to
a shed below.
Tne Xegio is held for the Grand Jury.
Puueial sei vices of the policeman will be
held Tuesday inornuis at S SO o'clock.
Three Beggars Sent to Prison
Three men aeeused of begging were sen
tenced to serve ten days each Ui the
C'ount Prison today by Magistrate tirclis.
They are Harry Alexander, of 202G In
diana avenue; Patrick O'Brien, of i06l
Howard street, and Vincent Ford, of 1919
Scalding- Coffee Bums Child
Edna Bush, seven years old. 1?19 Par
rlah street, knocked a. pot of coffee oft
the breakfast table this morping and
b'irned hersc f so seriously thffl she had
to be taken t- t Josephs Hspital fo"
POLICEMAN KILLED BY
Frank A. Sankey, of the 61st and
Thompson streets station, who died
this mornine as the result of a bullet
I wounc received last Sunday.
HOSPITAL GETS $50 BEQUEST
Germnntown Institution Left Sum by
Bridget McCul lough Wills Filed.
The Germantown Hospital will receive
a bequest of 50 fiom the ?2W0 estate of
Bridget .McCulIough, who died at Mil
lll'iyd street, Xleces, nephews and other
relatives will receive the icsldue of the
c-tntc under the terms of the will filed
Other wills piobatcd aie : 1'iedeilck
Oaeckler, SOW North Sixth street, whoso
estate amounts lo T74.0W: Anna M. White,
310J New hall stieet, $10,300; William J.
bniltli, 172 SInple avenue, $3300; William
P. King, Gtt Xoith COth street. $1(00; Vii
ginla T. Sumner, who died at Sea Isle
City, X. J., $J,000.
Persont'I propeity of Maty O. Agnovv
has been appialsed at $s033. 10; Charles
P. Stephens, 52773.03; Maty Kelly, $2733.31,
KEEN COMPETITION MARKS
BIDDING FOR CITY CONTRACTS
Improvement to Streets nnd County
Roads Will Aggregate $200,000.
Contracts nggiegating J200.000 for im
piovements to country toads and city
streets, to bo let by Director Cooke of
the Depaitment of Public Works, hi ought
rroposnls from a laige number of con
The keen competition that has inaiked
evciy letting under the Blankcnhurg ad
ministration developed in all items which
Ineliiile triading. asnhalt navliig. vitri
fied btock paving, asphalt icpaving. wood
block lepaving. tepalring and patching
bituminous fiaving and surfacing and I
rcsut facing country roads.
Among tho sttects to he paved with
asphalt are: Elmvvood, from bOth to
fc2d; JJttlus, trom Taslcer to Morris;
Front, from Rltner to Porter; Mooie,
from 10th to 11th; Warrington, from
57th to CStli; Second, from Rltner to Tor
ter; Ninth, from Cayuga to the North
Vitrified block paving will he placed
on 63d Btreet, from Lansdowne to Jef
ferson; on Boynton, from Queen to Penti.
Country roads to be surfaced are:
Blue Orass street, fiom Welsh lo Ited Won.
fharles street, from Unruh tu Magee.
Wells street, from Charles to rranhford.
Devereaux street, fmm Ultman to Walker.
(Jlenloek street, from Lanlner to Dovereaux.
IJttnmn street, from Benner to Uevereaux.
I.inlner street, from Jackson to Ultman.
lluiitetiton sfeet, from Jtojfoorouah to James-
town. , . r,
Iiit'slioi street, from Slate load to WImI-
nomine. ,, . ,,
Hector btreet, from Rldgo to Henry.
Work on resurfacing country roads in
Iff ty -clslith street, from Elmwood to Wood-
Adams' street, from Rising Run to New Second.
Athlon street, from Welsh to Grant.
Illabon ureet. from Hunting Park to Phila
delphia & Reading Hallway.
Dunks Perry roaJ, from Hyberry to roo,iies.
Green lsne.'from Seventh to COO east of New
Hagerman street, from Prlnceten to Unruh.
Tultp street, from longshore to Dltston.
Tlno road, trom Oxford to Monteomery County
Shattmont street, from Hldge to Philadelphia
& Ileadlne Hallway.
Welsh road, from Uustleton avenue to Frank.
LOCAL GRAIN EXPORTERS
Shippers Expect Better Business Be
cause of Foreigu Demand.
Shippers who have long lamented the
inactivity of local grain exporters aio
iuw anticipating better business due prln.
upally to the strong demand for the
product from foreign quarters and the
application at Harrlsbure for tho in
corporation of a new llrm of exporters.
This and the betterment of the Inter
national credit system are expected to
increase the exportation of grain from
Whil seveial cargoes of grain have
left this port recently, aBltlmore und
Montreul contlnuo to do tho bulk of tho
Atlantic coast business to the regret of
the shippers here, who claim the port
is discriminated uguluxt In various ways.
Tho French Government has chartcied
a Jleet of vessels for tho transpoitaton
of grain to its shores, most of which nre
scheduled to leave Baltimore. It was not
possible to obtain any definite explana
tion for this on the floor of the Corn
met clal Exchange today.
The new exporting Arm will be known
as the Philadelphia Kxport Company. Its
Incorporators are William M. Richard
son. Samuel p. Scattergood, William B.
Scattergood. John K- Scatetrgood end
Vi alter K- Woo'man. gill prominent mem
vr of the commercial Exchange.
WAR'S DEMANDS CAUSE
BUSINESS TO IMPROVE
Local Men Optimistic Exchange of
Professors With South America
Theio is evciy indication of an Im
provement In business generally, espe
cially In manufacturing lines, and it is
duo rargcly to the piescnt stuiggle In
Umope. The vv.ihte catiied by tho big
conflict and the .seal city of workiiigmen
have nlicady started American wheels
The Welsbaeh Company, whose plant
Is located lu Gloucester, N. J., announced
today that it had employed more than
300 additional hands: to keep paco with
the big domestic tiade resulting from
tno war. A lepicsentatlvc of tho com
pany hah! for tho fit at lime in tho his
tory of the company oidei.s were received
from all paits of the world.
Both tluropo .mil South America uio
making big dcmnmls for clothing, and,
as ii. icsult, many tetlle mills which
havo been i mining nllttlo more than
half tlmo aro now l mining full handed.
Tho local manufactutcrs aio receiving
lequests dally fiom Km ope to do their
best to meet tho demand.
Every effort also Is being made to open
it steady market with .South America.
As repiobcntntlves of seveial South
American linns me now making in
quiries In this city the buMness men
It el optimistic.
As a means of Impioviiig South Amer
ican trade lelations, DrTllosweil C. Me
dea, de tn of tho Wharton School of
tho University of Pennsylvania, has sug
gested an exchange of piolesois between
South American institutions and tho Uni
versity. Ho points out that Yale hus
succcssfull v exchanged with German uni
veisitlcs and contends that a similar
pi in with South America would ue
equally ns biiccessful
! GUYER HAT COMPANY EXPANDS
Takes Over the Concern of Henry H.
Koelofs & Co.
The Liiiycr Hat Company, Columbia
nvenuo mid Howard street, has absorbed
the hat nianulacturliig concern of Henry
H, ISoclofs .t Co., Twelfth and Brown
stiects, according to an announcement
by John II. Mneder, secictnry-tteusurer
of the Guyer "ompany.
The now corporation will be Known as
ithc Guyer-noelofa Company, with Ftanlc
T. Barnes, president; Charles S. Pot ay the,
for years chairman of the house commit
tee of tho Pnloii League Club, will bo
vice inesideiit; John H. Muedcr will act
The new cotporatlou will conduct bus
iness at the Itoelofa Company's location,
doing away with the uptown Guyer plant.
All former Guy or employes will bo re
tained, nnd ns far as pnsslblo those em
ployed by tho rtociofs concern.
TOOK 30 SWEATERS, POLICE SAY
Three Young' Men Charged With
Theft, Must Face Court.
Three young men, accused of stealing
fi sweaters, valued ut ?1S3, from the
Cholerton Mnnutactuilng Company, 4253
Main street, Mauuyuuk, weio held In JSuO
ball each for cmut today by Magistrate
Giclis at the Jlunayunk station. They
me Alexand r Ipusl.l. 17 yenrs old.
and Walter l.ipuskl, 10 yeais old. both
of iW Pcniisdalo street. Special Police
man Pcnsyl and Sergeant Morton say
they found otue of the stolen aweateis
at both addresses.
MILL EMPLOYE LOSES LEG
Bruce Hendorsoii, K years old, of
Poylestowu, Is at the Jewish Hospital to.
day with his light foot amputated us
the icsult of attempting to ims.li lumber
into a ciuular saw In a mill tit New
Britain, Pa , wiuio ho was employed.
The man was brought Into the hospital
late last night with his foot Injured to
such an extent that the physicians were
forced to amputate it. Ilia condltloti Is
BANKERS BUILDING PLANNED
Samuel I,. Brumbaugh, who recently
purchased the properties at 1IJ3-31-33 Wal
nut street, contemplates the erection or
a modem tlx-stoiy olllc-o building on
thefce sites, which will bo devoted ex
clusively to bankers and brokers. Work
on the construction of this building wilt
begin In the neai future.
Painter Falls Prom Scaffold.
While painting the hall celling at 1701
SydcnLam street jesterday, William 'Wil
son tripped on the scaffold and plunged
down tin stalls. He was taken to Hi.
Joseph's Hospital In an unconscious con
dition. It was found there hU nose waa
fractured. A cut In his head required 50
iltlches He still Is in a serious rondl.
A. -taS.. ' ' "
WALL OF BUILDING
INTO THE STREET
Grocery Store Is Destroyed
and Proprietor and Wifo
Are Injured by Jump From
Morria Simons, of 2512 ei,kl-,
Btreot. and hla wife, Jessie ZZl
wero Injured early this morning
jumping out of a aecond-story .
dow, when a gasoline tank oxpl030,
flhook tho entire building and destroys
their grocery atom on tho first floor. Th
tank, In the front part of tho store, .
plodcd with such power that tlio entire
front wall of tho butldlnc was blorn
Into tho street. '
Simons and his wifo occupied apart
menta auovo tho store, and In their at.
tempt to escapo from the smoke and
flames thoy Jumped out of the T,im!o
to a shed In the backyard and theac
Into tho yard Itself. They Buffered In.
tornal Injuries, and were taken to th
Polyclinic Hospital. Their condition li
Ocoupanto of the third floor of tu
building escaped by a back oMt. The re.
port of tho explosion was so loud tm
neaily all the residents ot the immihi.
neighborhood rushed out ot tliolr beos
into mo street.
The loss is estimated at YM.
COULD NOT PRESENT ACT
TO DIRGE ACCOMPANIMENT
Three Dancing Mars Have Grievance,
Likewise the Invisible Band.
Maurice Levy and his Invisible iiiii
and the Three Dancing Mais are goln
uuc-14. io .mow lone disgruntled. They are
cherishing hatd feelings against tin (llol?
and tho Keystono Theatles.
The Invisible Hand may .stay a week
longer here. It has n contiact to that
effect, but Insf nltrlit ?n nt n, ....,. i .. ..
asserted they weio on their wav Li.dc
to Now Yoil: to sign new contiaets
The Thrco Dancing Mum ml,r 5
trouble Him. They uio an nitlstk '
group, and took exception to the oulitv
tta at tho Globe Theatre Mondnv s ,
tho mother to the daughter, the . i
complained to the management, u m 1
mo orcnestra was spoiling then ii. , ;
act. Tho complaint went to tin on I i
leader. Conditions became .such t 1
was Impossible for the Mars to u. ,
thoy asseit. They .stumbled auoet i
syncopated time nnd "Jigged" to liu i 1
funeral match. They cast icpiuaeli.ul
glunccs at the oichestra lender, tiled to
give him Msus of distiess, thex it
ho Ignored them. Theitthey v I
Tho uitlsts of tho Invisible p.mu t,
nro a disgruntled little group. The ret
was cut from live numbei.s to two "my
have to be musicians nnd thev al-o liT
to chalk their faces nnd hands and toot
away on all kinds of bras3 InstiumcntJ
which the audience tees, while thr rati
behind them who aro doing tho null, an
obscured. Tho Invisible Hand did nut de
pend upon tho orchestia of the O'.obi
Theatte. The players told tho oiclustra,
It Is sahOthat It could take an hour of
so off when they began their act, Le
cau.se an appieclatlve nudlence would not
let the Invisible Kami leave In less time.
Then tho munager of the Kcjatune &r
lived, It Is bald, at the Cllobe, and thj
Invisibles played two numbei.s instead o!
live, not counting the cu ou-
They olalm their act was mt w'wn l!.
manager of tho Keystone was vienlnS
them. They say tho Globe wanted tliem
to .show only ut thnt thcatic while In
WASIIIXGTO.V, fce.t U,
I'm- Jlastern Pennsylvania and New Jew
say, fair tonight and Saturday , not mutfv
change In temperatute; light to inoderats
Tho Southern dlstut bancc ha move!
slowly uoiitliw estward to a. position een
tral this morning over Southern Lou!
lana. Its Intensity has changed but little,
and tho resultant rain has extended north
ward to .Southern Virginia and wcatnari
to Mississippi. Thero wero also local
showers In Texas and Kansas, with 'en
eral but moderato rains along the norH
Pacific coast. High piessuie. lontlnucl
thioughout tho I.ttko legion, but tem
peratures havo risen (.lightly In that
bcctlon. whllo there has been a decide!,
change to warmer In Minnesota and tM
Dakotas, readings throughout the plain!
States being generally above noirnal thli
U. S. Weather Uurcuu Bulletin
Observations made at f p. ni., Uji. em tin.'
la.t Iialn- Vclui
Sl.itlnn. S a.m. n't. fnll.ivin.l. In IVMIMI
ADiiene. Tex..,, in ut
Atlnntlo Cltv. .. ill Ml
HUniarek. N".I. I.I ei
lloston. Masn... M in
tluffalo. X. V.. 1-1 ,Vt
Clilcago, 111 .... IA M
Cleveland. O... M fti
Denver, Col.. .. BS 5s
Dcs Molnej. la. Ut M
lietruit, Mich... W Sli
liulutli, Minn .. M 5-J
rtalveston, Tex. IP, 74
llalteras. N. C. 78 J
Ilclei.a, Mont... 5 J TC
Huron, H. PnU. JO ftl
lacksoiiv me ... u 11
Kan. lity. Mo,, 7il (II .
U)Ul3vllle, Ky.. 70 f.S .,
Memphis. Tenn, Ii 70
Nw Orleans ,. 71 7J
Nu York 70 cVI .
N Plalto. Neb. ns ta ..
Oklahoma. OkU. 70 70 ,.
liilladtlphla. ... "'J. '-J ..
Phoenix. Arli... 7il 7 .,
Pittsburgh, Ta.. ihl U ..
t'urtlaii.t, Mo... I.s tit
I'ortland, Ore... 50 r.fl U)
Quebec. Can. . fid f.l ..
St. Louis, Mo.. W lit ..
ht. Paul. Minn.. f.d M ..
.salt I Jke. Utah M 01 . .
fcail l'Vancleco.. M M ..
biranton, Ia.... C 4 rct
Tain Da 7 70 .CS
Washington .... 12 B1
Winnipeg 2 US
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LOCAL FIRE RECOKD
et. and Snidr f'i.rfna!i
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8:00 4!tli t. and Cray's Ferry otvM
8 4S-I13-S17 Bnyder ave its Vutfu$
oreunla l,v 3.
U.03 1110 Bodlue U;
Joseph SSchulU ... : ,,
J:0B lis Queen t. dwellhi ATrUtt
JJ.15 S332 ChrUttan atreeti eneU". J(K
of Morrla Simons . - .'
1 .65 Tronton ave. and Ortbod" " SmjisJ
Pennarylvanta Baltroa t ";,
S;32 Rear of 610 Wilder et ! t'irUjUal
,. otW J Boyr.
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