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BVENING LEDGER-PHILADELPHIA, MONDAY SEPTEMBER, 28, 1914
THORNTON J. HAINS,
STORY WRITER, GOES
Gathers Driftwood and j Peace Program, Horse Rac
Catches Fish Magazines ing and Vaudeville
Reject His Work and He
Gets Threatening Letters.
Front of Grandstand Will
TUtlNTO.V. Pept 2S.The Intcistnto
Knlr, lookd foruurd to by New ,TeiON,
Pennsylvania nnd New York becnuso nf
Its ngrleulturnl, educational, horticultural,
entile, tnuiiufiieturlrn; nmt other great
NBV YOltK. Sept. 2.-Tliornton
Jetrkini Hairs, writer or stories of ad
Venture that save him eotwldoratJlo cele
brity before he was thrown into the lime,
light by the famous ttlal for the shoot-
liiK of William E. Annid, which dent iii dlsplnys, was opened at the Interstate ,
brother. Captain Peter tlnlna, t S. A , to ' Fnlr tirouiuls tod.ty. llosldcs vaudeville '
Jail, but resultPd In hi own acrtulttnl us I attractions before the grandstand during
Ml ncessory, s now making a llvlnu b f"lr w,pl there Is horse racliltf In 'lmtf;e
benchccmblns and flshlnir at Port Humll- j of Horace H. Murphy, the Well-known
ton, Brooklyn. It complain that he has I vnclnR man. 'Iodo Is "Chlldicn' Day"
aim numireus or Ilttlo ones went cnily to
been made the victim of persecution b
persons who wrote threatening letters to
Wm shortly after the trial ended, and
also sent protests to the tmiftailnes
against tho printing "f any morp stories
from bis pen. He tiled writing under a
nora tie plume. In- siiys. but that was
soon detected and more letters of pro
test wore sent to the maaaini's
This bus ld. he snvs. to all of them
refusing to buj nn more of his writings
and bis beliiR riduced to tlie ftntherlnK
of driftwood and tlhlnn for a llvins.
Haines shows one of the letters writ
ten to the editor of n mmfissliie In this
city. It was slirnod "Thomas Duffy,"
camo from Phllade.phln and was as fol
lows. Gentlemen t see that oii have pub
lished another story of that near-murderer,
T. Jenkins Mains. UN hrothor
committed the crime, but this man Is
surely the lnstlsator. and should have
sot W years at hard labor.
If you accept and publish any more
stories written by this dirty coward. I
will discontinue readlns your publica
tions, althoupli I have done so for sev
eral years; also, will use all my Inllu
enco to prevent others dolnp so.
He didn't have the nerve to face the
crowd without a revolve!, .urd would
not daro to ncbt.
I nm no relation to the Annis fnm
tly, and never saw them, but I urn
very sorry that I wasn't on tho Jury.
"I am not coinr? to tetreat under fire,"
Halns said to u visitor who found him
fishing from a catboat in the bay, "but
I wish they would leave me alone I am
nearly 50 years old now, and I think I
should be permitted to make a UvIiir for
myself and my children. The Bang of
beachcombers who frequent the shore
have been trying to prevent this. I am
down to hardpuu now. t caught four
dozen crabs yesterday, and that is all we
had to eat. The magazines are not tak
ing my writings, and this war has tied
up the English magazines so that I can
not sell them anything. So I have to
make what I can catihlng fish."
Halns said be had been forced to apply
to a magibtrato for permission to carry
a gun on account of attacks that had
been made upon him by other beach
combers while he was gathering drift
wood and on one occasion a gang came
to his house and assaulted him. "I
have had them In court," he added, "and
one of them was placed under suspended
sentence, but they arc waiting for a
chance to frame me :p. and if the ran
frame me up under the Sullivan law be
cause I have this rifle they will do it."
Ilalns made a dive Into the locker and
fished out an old-fashioned rllle. He
held it up.
"It Isn't much to shoot with," he aid.
"and I don't want to shoot at unybo(l,
but if they know I have It maybe they
will leave me alone. Hut If it isn't right
for mo to hae the gun. I'll get rid of it."
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the exhibition, sptclal nttruetlons being
IJx-Senntor .lonuthan Ulackwell, presi
dent of the fair association ; Hudolph V i Minister's
Kusor, treasurer ; Colonel Mnhlon 11.
Mnrgerum, secretary, and other fair oin
clnls gntbered In the grand stand this
morning when the American llag and
the fair colors wcie run up on the llag j
staff. .Mayor 1'red V. Donnelly opened
the exposition. He sold In part:
"In tho kaleidoscopic make-up of tlv
Trenton Tnlr there Is one particular fea
turo which Invariably draws from mo an
unlimited nfentlon. That Is the boom It
moans to agricultural development In this
State. On the occasion of the opening of
Inst year's fall, I asserted that the
Trenton Interstate Fair Is entitled and
should receive State aid to mnke It ,i
greater benefit to the farmers. This I de
tormin'dlv rlterate this year
"There are numerous feiituirs worthy of
especial commendation, such as tin- "Het
ter lbibies" contest. This N, Indeed, a
splendid Idea, deserving of unbounded
support. Through Its realization a better
race will be the outcome of the next gen
eration; a race mentally, physically and
"I wint to refer to the universal peace
movement tint Is to have dally recogni
tion during this cat's fair. Notwith
standing the principal countries of the
old World the nations tqi which we havo
been taught to look for excellence in art,
culture, literature, music and all tho
tlnor emotions of life notwithstanding
these nations arc now engaged In a d
vastutlng conflict a conflict thnt wilt al
ways be a blood spot nn the pages of
hlstorv th people of the United States
h.ive succersfully continued tu enjoy the
privileges f' sublime pence. And It must
ho considered u self-Imposed duty on our
part to foster peace. In accordance with
this Idea symbolic xuicles have been
arranged for this year's exposition.
The Trenton Fair is to assume its part
In America's great peace propaganda.
Doves of peace will be relented each day,
and the Woodrow Wilson dove, tho stand
ard bearer of this nation's fidelity to
"peace on earth," has bren brought to
Trenton to stimulate Interest In the move
ment. This is certainly in striking con
trast to the distressing conditions In
Hurope. Peace, happiness, tranquility
and good will on the one side, misery,
poverty, suffering and death on the other
May we not only retain this much-to-to-deslred
state, but may we b Instrumental
In lesturing peace and prosperity In Europe.
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OYWCCVTK Wr7 rV VArJtt?J,
DOORS OF M'KENTY'S
OWN HOME ALWAYS
OPEN TO SLUM GIRLS
Mission Preacher Gives Best
He Has and His Daughter
Shares Her Bed With
DIRECTORS OF POOR HOME '
HELD LIABLE FOR $37,500 '
Forced to Indorse Note Becnuse of
County's Low Finances.
CHESTER PA.. Sert 2 -That the
finances of Delaware t'uunty are at low
ebb Is shown b t w fact that the mem- i
bers of the Board o! Directors of the
County Poor Home nave been required
to Indorse a note in the sum of 37,50ti
In order to met the current expenses of
that institution. Th directors of the
board are: Clark B.ildw'n. of Concord. !
president; Arthur Mirtin of this cit. i
secretary; William H Jones, of Darby,
When the home's funds became :
hausted several week." ago the directors
appealed to the County Commissioners
for tho necessary funds, but were In
formed that nothing could be done be- ,
auso the county tax-is have not been
received. The directors then appealed to '
tho court, where it was suggested that ;
they negotiate a noto for the needed ,
The funds of the county have been de
pleted by the mafirutneent Courthouse at I
Sledla, which recently was finished ut a I
cost of several hundred thousand dollars. '
Each of t'u- Poor Directors receives a '
salary of i3o a month. Although the re- '
muneration is nominal, they lu.ve not re- i
Celved their saLv , s f jr several months
because of the stringent financial condi
tion of the cunty. The directors also
liav found it necessary to curtail ex
penses by terapoturtly cutting off outdoor
TELLS OF HARDSHIPS
AND PERILS IN ARCTIC i"
Just about every newspaper render
knows Hob McICenty, old-time detective,
former Director of Public Safety and
now tho ruling power at the Eastern
The Tenderloin knows his brother,
Thomas W. McKenty, a preacher, In
charge of thu rescue department of the
City Missionary Society of the Methodist
Episcopal Church, much better.
Ask in the Tenderloin, "Do you know
McKenty'" and the man with his trou
sers rrnyed and his pockets full of holes
because, thoy h.ie nothing to carry will
reply, "W hlch one do you mean the one
out at the Eastern 'Pen' or the one nt
21. North KUhth street?"
On Eighth street Is a rescue mission,
and many n kiddle has been rescued
through It, If rescue means taking a
child off the street and giving It a home.
The Rev. Thomas McKenty has only
a small house. Ho has a daughter of his
own. His wife formerly taught school In
Pittsburgh when her home town did not
sport that "h" as a llnale.
Just not to slight Mr. McKenty, it is
well to say that before he entered the
ministry and put frivolous things be
hind him he was a fireman. That 1h nil
don with, but he still carries the vvlde
set ejes and tho heavy Jaws of one of
those follows who doe.i not know when he'
There are no family names going to
be u?ed In this narrative, and, although
eacn of the girls attends a public school.
It Is not necessary to name the school,
dome misguided "kid" might Just try
to "kid" one of these little "kids' In
Alwe. and she ha.s a bully fine last name.
too. If her father had not drowned it in
hlsky glasr-es, Is a foster-daughter of
the McKentys. She lived with the Mc-
I Kentys for several years. Her sister
Ethel, 14 years old. Is still living with
MiKent's own daughter. Alice, by tho
, way. is 1 years old.
I Alice and Erhel. her sister, lived with
I thflr parents In a court In the Tender
loin during their Infancy. They were
"ii ' -
ON DROWNING GIRL
AS CROWDS GASP
Thrilling Scene on Riverside
Drive, N. Y., When Heroic
Attempt Is Made to Rescue
Unfortunate Girl. '
r? ?Vyp tov?j w vc r&vry ? s wrT
Year's Wanderings of Cana
dian Expedition, Until
I"7 I nil Tl Idicuatomed to see their fat lier come stag
JjXpiOrerS rxeacneu r lax- gerlng into th house They were nccus- i and A'ho were later found homes. Some
I tomed to seo their mother upbraid him i Just mentioned still board with the Mc-
man s Island, Alaska, recounted.
and get knocked down for talking just
tho Until, but too much of It. One night
the mother crumpled up under the tnblo
from a blow and lay very still. Ethel
thought she was dead. Her father knew
better; he had put over ti knockout
probably the first In tils career. He had
never tried It against men In saloons. ,
Ethel and Alice had been going to
McKentJ's Mission. To Mr. McKenty
and his wife they sped. They had loft
their mother, as they thought, lifeless.
Their father was raving. Tho Itev. Mr.
McKenty Eent the police around to tho '
ilttlo house In the court.. The mother i
wns sent to the hospital,' the father to I
the House of Correction nnd the gills I
went into Mrs. McKenty's home. '
One of these days when you, reader,
call Main or Walnut seventy-unipty-unr
and the exchange gill says, "Please re
peat," Just bet It Is Alice. She Is making
good with a telephone compnny.
She has not only left the McKenty
home, hut she has a little house of her
own. Sho has her mother. She has her
father occasionally. Sho expects that he,
too, will be a permanent boarder after he
finds out how fine three meals a day aro
compared to 5-cent 'whisky.
Now for another.
Myrtle Is 1 years old. Her stepfather
was In the habit of twisting her by the
chin and saying: "Whose brat are you?"
Myrtle did not know the meaning of all
this, but she knew tho meaning of a
knife In her stepfather's hands when
her mother wus on the floor. Just to
show that she was made of the right
stuff, whoever her father might be, sho
stepped between the blow and her moth
er. Her hand was gashed.
At tho hospital while her hand was
bplng drcsed Mr. McKentv met her. Sho
wont home .sltir him and his wife.
There arf mnnv other girls who have
sat at the McKentys" small dinner table
now making Christmas presents for their
parents or their best friends; but, of
course, the best friends include tho Itov.
Mr. nnd Mrs. MoKcnty.
Kentys nnd do nothing but study their
Thnt Is wrong, for all of them are
NBW YORK, Sept. 28,-Llke spotlights
from tiro wlhgH of a stage, powerful
searchlights plnyed from two steamboats
last night upon a Btruggllng speck In
the Hudson River off 130th street. Thrilled
spectators on tho Riverside. Drive via
duct followed the spotlights nnd saw a
young woman fighting for her life.
The audience saw the outline of the
hero, John Condon, of 632 West 133th
street, dive Into tho swirling tide, saw
him grnsp al tho girl nnd catch a frag
ment of her dress. Then they saw thu
tide carry her nway. As she Bank Con
don went down for her llko a submarine
and searchlights swept (he river nerv
ously until they found Condon again, as
ho rose with ono hand holding to the
young woman's hair. Hut tho tide cuts
In strong about tho pierheads there, and
Condon lost his hold as tho girl was
carried out and then down, the spot
lights vividly displaying her Inst ntrug
glo while tho audience quivered.
Miss Dcsse Armstrong, of 9 West 57th
-,,,r.nd.l!lnm "' Cl8t- salesman,
of JA -Wrest lS3d street, went for a canoe
II ? ln tlle ftnoon. She and
Mr. Cist were ongaged to bo married,
lie and Archer Armstrong, her brother,
were classmates at Yale.
While trying to get Into tho slip nt 130th
street pier the canoe was overturned by
the current and their cries quickly at
tracted the crowd.
Hundreds of automobiles stopped on tho
Riverside Drive viaduct, while tho Recrea
tion and other piers soon filled. A big
river steamboat trained its searchlight
on tho water, while Its passengers lined
tho rails. Another Bteninbont nt the pier
added Its searchlight to the other.
Mr. Clnt tried to reach Miss Armstrong,
but failed becauno tho current carried her
out so swiftly. But he was still ln tho
water when she went down, nnd he and
Condon Were pulled out with ropes.
When Mr. Cist called for Miss Arm
strong yesterday, she said sho was afraid
to go canolng, an she had some Indescrib
able fear thnt something would happen.
Mrs. Armstrong, her mother, retired
early last night and she was dreaming
that she saw her daughter In the water
and struggling to reach a boat, she said,
when tho door bell rang. This nwakencd
her nnd she found a policeman to tell
her thnt her daughter was drowned.
IN ANNUAL SESSION
Representatives of Churclv
Bodies Throughout CotiiU
try in Attendance PrelMe'
BALTIMORE, Sept. M.-The thirl,.,,,'
tinual convention of the American S?'
the Cnthollti organisations throughout
oration of Catholic Societies was ownl!
tl.MttA.la II. e
juim viittiivc5 trom all
Bsnleatlons thrmi.,.. .VI
ttnlfixl Rl'nlr r In iUlom1rf "uni
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The rcllalous ceremonies w.r- .. t
yesterday with a solemn high mats t
a sermon preached by Blshoh J0'i!
Sehrcmbs, of Toled6, O., Secretary
Htftto Bryan wns donounced for his ui
leged failure to prevent or stop Dera
tion of Catholics In Mexico.
Cardinal Gibbons, In greeting the dl,.
gated, said ho was Impressed by Bliii
Solirembs' snnnon, nnd that he approw
the sentlmonts expresed by the BlehotV,
"In Mexico," Bislrdp Sehrembs sifi,
"thousands or Catholics, men nnd wdtaaj
arp being outraged In their most i&crtj
religious convictions. Churches have bij
clofed and dceecrated, priests and TlUhOp
robbed of tholr possessions and In nut
Instances murdered." '
MARTIN ' '
Player-Pianos $250 Upward
SAN DIEGO. Sept. 28. Vivrd ami fas- '
cinuting sidelights on the privations nnd
perils of Arctic .Oiplorutlon are contained
ln a diary of tho Stefaruson expedition
which has been made public here by Miss ,
Mary Alnalle, a fritnd of Burt McCon- '
nell, private secretary to nxplorer VI!- I
Jamar Stefansson and meteorologist of
the expeditions. This diary gives an nc- j
count of the wanderings of this Canadian '
Arctic exploration expedition from the I
time It left British Columbia In June.
1913, until June 16, of this year. The '
diary ends with the party at Flaxman's '
That the loss of tho KarluU occurred
subsequent to this latter date Is Indicated
by the fact that no mention Is made of
that mishap, Mention Is made of the '
fact that tho Stefansson party crossed '
the trail of Krnest ile Koven Leffingwcll,
uij j-as4uena explorer, wno jihs since
turned from the Arctic and Is now on
Head of Tobacco Company's Home J wy home.
BOW by Servant, Police Believe, i mScT and a imminT.aay Ttx ' .he
sept. z jewwiry ivuriuK Sunday. September n, 1913. while I
TAMILY JEWELS GONE
inVlNUTON. N. Y
hsa been dls.tpwurintf for weeks from
rooms tn the horn, of Perelval ti. Hill,
president of the American Tobacco Com
pany. Detectives jterdav confronted (Cath
erine Ionian tiuBtid laundress for the
family. She couf-sd so tni kb, that
the vessel was stuck In the :co sixteen
miles off shore, and because of the
breaking up of the Ice and bad weather ,
were ui.able to reach her nsaln. j
one uf the most strlKlns features of !
tlie diary is the off-hand and matter of
f.ict way in which the hardships undrr-
ehe pawned .i J.O) d amomi nut for 173, ' ione ire disposed of, as:
and a STM bituih for Hm lioth were re. j;Bltmf! fetJ us fftW frr)Zen fjsj, Wtj,
covered. Tic snl "a h. Id m (UW bul rautld wheat oil dressing, raw caribou
meat and the tallow, or fnt."
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Tins ljca.itiful home is
yot'r-! .it practically your
own price and on terms to
tut you. i ou'r? only 6 min
utes from the 69th St. Elevated Term rial by way of the Phila
ami Western Railway or the Ardmore trolley, while the
icnnslaiiii Rai'road Station if Ardmore is less than 300
yards from the property. A wonderfully equipped new school,
i-hurche-., shops and homes, yet, due to settling the Wood
estate, lots are uiie-half antMess of former prices A $10 bill
secures any one then $1 25 to ?2.00 a week. Come to Ard
more Park, get off at Ardmore Junction our office is one
block ava -ami let our representatives show you around
this I'tjutitul suburb.
Wood, Harmon & Co. MgT St '
e Matchless Valm
We Are Offering This Autumn
Will convince you that the huge Van Sciver Plant,
with its Factory, Warehouse, Shipping and Sales
Rooms Inexpensively Located under a Single Roof,
Materially Reduces the year-round Cost of Fine
Furniture to the Housekeeper.
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