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EVENING TyEDGEB-FHIIiAnEIrHIA, MOBTJlAX SEPTEMBEE 28, 19K.
THORNTON J. HAINS,
STORY WRITER, GOES
Gathers Driftwood and
Catches Fish Magazines
Reject His Work and He
Gets Threatening Letters.
NEW YOtlK. ."-'opt. IS.-TliOlntou
Jenkins Halts, writer of, storlrs of ml
Venture that Rave him conslderntilfl cele
brity before he was thrown Into tho lime
light by the famous trial Tor the phoot
Infr of William n. Annie, which sent Ms
brother, Captain Peter Ilnliis. V. H. A., to
Peace Program, Horse Rac
ing and Vaudeville in
Front of Grandstand Will
TIIKNTP.W Kept H. The Interstate
Knlr, looked forward to b New Jersey.
Pennsylvania and New Vorlt because of
lt!i .iirrli-uHtlriit. educational, horticultural,
cnttlc, nianutacturliiff nntl other Ricat
displays, was opened at the Interstate
Knlr" (Irotilltlfl today.' Mi sides vaudeville
Jnll, but icstiltcd In his t i irtU ttnl n flttrnoilors before the ,-rai,diitnnd dui Iiitf
nn acesioi,. ..- nor, nlul.'-.'S n IIviiib b. , t&lr VoL theic Ib Iiomo rm tnp In ilmiRC
beachcombing and ttniirt r. foil tlainil- ",r Unropf U. Muip'i. tl well-l.nown
tdti, BrooM: n He enmiilrtlni : , t t'p has , ''neitiS ma TntJflt is "I'Mldrtn's Da.v"
been nladr Hie vie tin of piwiutUn b.v j n"'1 hnmlici!. or llttlr onus vent eaily to
peraons who wrote thrcJtrn'nK letters to I ll,p c-thlbi!on. spcelal attractions belnK
him shortly after the trial eiu!.-.l. ami I "fr.J litem.
also sent protests to tin- m. Snl.wi I T-N.Kem'.or .Jonathan HlncKwoll. nrcsl
ncalnst flln nrl.,ll,r nf n, .von- nt.vrle., M1'"1 of hc talr nMOtlntton i Hurli.lph V.
, .I,, r. 1 1 i. .. . i i mi "',1iijrri'' ' Mwnww m i i i "7.;v'j;''''''"''.'-'.?-?-'"?'
&l - V J. 'i9 Wife. ? XvnvWii
r . f.l ,r -ff "
w r4 . ,t J tWlw - w "IP
from hi? pen. lie tiled wrltlntr unitoi ft
Horn de plume, he says, but that a?
oon detected and more letters of pio
teat were sent to the mntfazities.
This has led. ho suys, to all o" tli"m
refuslnc to buy nns mole of his rltlnici
ICtiser. treasurer; Colonel Mnlilon It.
MarRcruin. secretary, and other fair ofll
rials gathered In the Riand stand this
morning when the Ames lean tins and
the fair colors were run up on the flag
staff. Mayor l'red V Donnelly opened
and his bolus reduced to the RatheiiilK j the exposition. He said In part:
or driftwood una tisniim tor u nv ii. , lH ,e uap,iolCnple make-up of the
Haines shows one of the letters writ- Trcnton rulr ihcrr u on(, particular fca-
tcn to the ooltor of a magazine I t I? tm.0 wh;cl ,nvnrIabI. tllaws from me
city It wa slKiml Thomas Duffv. u,lIImUci ,lt:ontlon. That Is the boom It
came from Philadelphia and .t as fol- ,() n5,.,cu,tura, development In this
'ows- State. On the occasion of th opening of
Gentlemen I see that ou have pub- i ast year's fair, T atscrtcd that the
llshed another story of that iiar-mur- ; Trenton Intert-i.ite Talr Is entitled and
dcier. T. .Jenkins tlnlns. Ills oi other , snould reclve State aid to make It a
committed the crime, out tr.H men 11 Kreatcr benent to the farmer'". This 1 de-
surely tlie instigator, ami ciMirti nave , termiii'dly reiterate this year.
Minister's Home Open to RescuedC
DOORS OF M'RENTY'S
OWN HOME ALWAYS
OPEN TO SLUM GIRLS
.: ft ;
cot :0 years at hard labur.
If you nccept and publish any more
Ktorles written by this dirt: coward, t
will discontinue rendlnR your publica
tions, nlthoURh I have done io fo.- :e.'
cral years, also, will u.o all my lullu
tnee to prevent others dolus so.
He didn't have the nivc to face the
crowd without a revolvei. and would
not dare to tlsht.
I am no relation to the Ann!? fiun-
lly, and never &aw them, but I am
very sorry that 1 wasn't on the Jury.
"I am not roIiir to retreat under fire,"
Halns said to a visitor who found him
flslllne from a catboat In the b-iv. "b::t
I wish they would leave me alone I am
nearly 30 vcais old now. and I think I
should be permltt
myself and m
I Tnere are ntimcrouo features wormy or
j espeelat commendation, such as the "Bet
ter I Jo olcs contest Tu.s K indeed, a
splendid idea, defervinp of unbounded
support. Through in realization a better
race will be the outcome of th next pen
er.itlon: a race mentally, physically and
"I wint to refer to the universal pence
movement that is to have dally recoRnl
tlon durlnt: thl year's fair. Notwlth
standlri; the principal count.ies of the
O'rl World the nations to whkh vvp have
beni te.URht to look for excellence In art,
culune, literature, musle ami all the
t-ner emottcs of life notwithstanding
thfse nations nr now cijacd In a de-
Mission Preacher Gives Best
He Has and His Daughter
Shares Her Bed With
Just about every newspaper reader
knows Bob McKonty, old-time detective,
former Dhector of Public Safety and
now the ruling power nt the Kastein
The Tenderloin knows Ills brother,
Thomas W. McKenty, a preacher. In I and cet knocked down for talklnc iust
t " ... " - .
ON DROWNING GIRL
AS CROWDS GASP
Thrilling Scene on Riverside
Drive, N.Y., When Heroic
Attempt Is Made to Rescue
nrs rfrisap roA?j w s?c c&vrY md j wrc
,Vm h t ,,;. n m.V, " ,t I '"tutlnp rontUct-a corll n that will al
v chllhe The I e oil - " Wool spot on tl paw of,
V,nani.nnvhLrii wImi tVntmnf flin aViiir-n '"' "" ' t-1'- VJV "T1 " ."'' . ""'" "
have been trying to prevent this I am j vVTyZ A.S" t must I
'W" r:,;, ,,t I b" considered a self-lmposed duty on our I
had to eat. The magazines are not tak- I f'Y' " fost '"' '". ,a,""r', "'. ?"J
Ing my writings, and tliU war hus tied j this Idea symvUc exercises have been
up the lCngl.sh nutpizlnes so that I can- n'"an" '' ftnr J". , - - ,m
not sell them anything. So I have to The Tr.-nton fair Is to asrumn Its part
make what I can catching fish" I "' Americas prrai pence nvi''i"" '
Halns said he had been foicel to onply i u"v? -ij.i-.iie - if-..,
a,-magistrate for pcrmil.m to tarry . and th- oodrnw llson dove, tne stand-
RSfun on account or attacKs tnnt iial i ""' "'" " l'"-, """- ... "
beeh made upon him by oth.-r b.tch- , "nence on fi-'n ' ha ben brought to
combers while he was gathering drift- ! Trenton to stlrui!af Interest In the move-
wood rind on one occasion a can.? came ! num. l nis is cerininiv ir, suikihb con
to his house and assaulted him "I
have had them in court," he added, "and
one of them was placed under susp-nded
sentence, but they are waiting tor a
chance to frame me up. and if they can
frame me up under the Sullivan law he
cause I have this rifle the will do St."
Halns made a dive into the locker and
fished out an old-fashioned rlilr- He I
held it up.
"It Isn't much to shoot with " lie -ild.
"and I don't want to shoot a' injbodv,
but If they know I have it marli" the
will leave me alone. But if it isn i right
for me to have the Run, I'll get rid of It."
trast to the distressing conditions in
Europe. Peace, happiness, tranquility ,
and good will on the one side: misery,
poverty, -ufferlng and death on the othr. I
Mny we not only retain this much. to-be-
desired state, but may we b; Instrumental j
In restoring peace and prosperity In Eu- '
DIRECTORS OF POOR HOME
HELD LIABLE FOR S37.500
TELLS OF HARDSHIPS
AND PERILS IN ARCTIC
Forced to Indorse Note Because of
County's Low Finances.
CHESTER PA . i-pt. Z- -That the
finances of Delaware rounty are ut low
ebb is shown bv the fact thnt the mem
bers of the Board of Directors of the
Coun5 Poor Home nave bem reyilre.l
to Indorse a note In the sum of 5.17..W
1 In order to meet the current expenses of
t that Institution. The directors of the
oo.-ml are: Clark Baldwin, of Concord,
President; Aithur Martin, of this city,
Lecretaiy; 'William H. Jones, of Darby,
"When the home's funds becnm ex
hausted several weks ago the iMrectora
nppealed to the County t'ommlrionerj.
for the necessary funds, but wore In
formed that nothing could be -ion" be
cause the county taxes have not been
icceived. The directors then appealed to
the court, where It was suggested that
they negotiate a note for the needed
The funds of the county have been de
pleted by the magnificent Courthouse at
Media, which recently was finished at a
cost of several hundred thousand del'ii?
Each of the Poor Directors receives a
snlary or yl a month. Although the re
muneration Is nominal, they have not u-
celved their saliries for several months
because of thu sfrlngent flmiruiul condi
tion of the county The directors alo
have found It necessary t curtail ex
penses by temporarily cuttirg off outdoor
Year's Wanderings of Cana
dian Expedition, Until
Explorers Reached Flax
man's Island, Alaska, Recounted.
charge of the rescue department of the
City Missionary Society of the Methodist I
Episcopal Church, much better. I
Ask in the Tenderloin. "Do you know i
McKenty?" and the man with his trou- ,
sers irayed and his pockets full of holes
because they have nothing to cnny will '
reply. "Which one do you mean the one '
out at the Eastern 'Pen' or the one at
21.' North Eighth street?" j
On Eighth street Is a rescue mission,
and many a kiddle has been rescued I
through It, if rescue means taking a i
child off the street and giving It a home. I
The Rev. Thomas McKenty has onlv
a small house. He has a daughter of his
Pittsburgh when h"r home town did not
sport that "h" as a finale.
Just not to slight Mr. McKenty. It Is
well to say that bofoie he entered the
ministry and put fitvolous things be
hind him he was a fireman. That Is all
done with, but he still carries the wide-
set eyes and the heavy Jaws of one of
those fellows who do. nut know when he
I There are no family names going to
j ne used In this narrative, and, although
each of the girls attends n public school,
it Is not necessary to name the school.
ionif misguided "kid" might Just try
! tf. ' kid" one of these little "kids" in
All'e, und she has a bully fine last name,
too. if her father had not drowned It In
whisky glasses. Is a foster-daughter of
il - MeKentys. She lived with the Mc-iN-nn-s
for tovernl years. Her sister
Ethel. 11 yeais old, is still living with
McKonty's own daughter. Alice, by the,
way, Is IG j cars old.
Alice and Ethel, her sister, lived with
their p.irerts in a court In the Tender
loin during theli inrum.y Thev were
u jstnir.ed tu see t eir fat'ier come stag
gering into the hew They were accus
tomed to see their mother upbraid him
the truth, but too much of It. One night
the mother crumpled up under the tablo .
from n blow- and lay very still. Kthel
thought she was dead. Her father knew
better; lie had put over a knockout
probably the llrst in his career. He had
never tried it against men in saloons.
Ethel and Alice had been going to
McKenty's Mission. To Mr. McKonty
and his wife they sped. They had left ,
their mother, as thev thought. llfeles.
Their tather was raving. The Rev. Mr.
McKenty sent the police around to the
little house In the court. Tho mother
was ent to the hospital, the father to
the House of Correction and the girls I
His wife formerly taught school In I 'ent mt0 JIrp- McKonty's home.
Une oi tnesc aays wnen you, icauur, :
call Main or Walnut seventy-unipty-um j
anil the exchange girl bays, "Please re
peat," Just bet It Is Alice. She Is making '
good with a telephone company. I
She has not only left the McKenty
home, but she has a little houe of her !
own. She hns her mother. She has her I
father occasionally. She expects thnt he,
too. will bo a permanent boarder nftor he
finds out how fine three meals a day are ,
coiiipured to D-cent whisky. ,
Now for another. j
Myrtle Is 1" years old. Her stepfather ,
was In the habit of twisting hrr by the
chin and saying: "Whose brat ore you?"
Myitlo did not know tht meaning of all
this, but she know the meaning of a ,
knife In her stepfather's hands when '
her mother was on the floor. Just to
show that she was made of the tight i
stuff, whoever her father might be, she .
stepped between the blow nntl her moth
er. Her hand was gashed.
At the hospital while her hand was
being dressed Mr. McKenty met her. She
went home a ah him and his wife. ,
There arr m.inv other girls who have
sat at the McKentj."' small dinner table
and A'ho were latei found homes. Some I
Just mentioned still board with the Mc
Kenty s and do nothing but study their
Thnt is Arono, for nit of them are
now making Chrlstman presents for their
parents or their best friends; but, of
course, the best friends Include tho Kev.
Mr. and Mrs. McKenty.
NEW YORK, Sept. tt.-LIko spotlights
from the wings of a stage, powerful
aearchllshts played from two steamboats
Inst night upon a struggllnsf spock In
the Hudson River off 130th street. Thrilled
spectators on the Rlvcrsldo Drive via
duct followed the spotlights and saw a
young woman fighting for her life.
The audience saw the outline of th
hero, John Condon, of 632 Wtst 133tli
street, dive Into the swirling tide, saw
him grasp at the girl and catch a frag
ment of her dress. Then they saw the
tide carry her away. An she sank Con
don went down for her like a submarine
end searchlights swept tho river nerv
ously until they found Condon again, as
ho rose with one hand holding to the
young woman's hair. But the tide cuts
In strong about the pierheads there, and
Condon lost his hold as tho girl was
carried out and then down, the spot
lights vividly displaying her last strug
gle while the audience quivered.
Miss Dcsse Armstrong, of 469 West 67th
street, and William B, Cist, a salesman,
of 105 West 183d street, went for a canoo
ride late In the afternoon. She and
Mr. Cist were engaged to be married.
He and Archer Armstrong, her brother,
were classmates at Tale.
While trying to get Into the slip at 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 the Recrea
tion and other piers soon filled. A big
river steamboat trained Its searchlight
on the water, while Its passengers lined
the rails. Another steamboat at the pier
ndded Its searchlight to the other.
Mr. Cist tried to reach Miss Armstrong,
but failed because tho current carried her
out so swiftly. But he waa still In the
water when she went down, and he and
Condon were pulled out with ropes.
Whtn Mr. Cist called for Miss Arm
strong yesterday, she said she was afraid
to go canolng, as she had some Indescrib
able fear that something would happen.
Mrs. Armstrong, her mother, retired
early last night and she was dreaming
that sho saw her daughter In the water
and struggling to reach a boat, she said,
when the door bell rang, This awakened
her and she found a policeman to tell
her that her daughter was drowned.
AMERICAN CATHOLIC x
IN ANNDAL SESSION
Representatives of ChurcK
Bodies Throughout Coun
try in Attendance Prelate
BALTIMORE, Sept. M.-The thirteenth
annual convention of the American Fed
eration of Cathollo Soclotlcs was opened
here today. Representatives from all
the Catholic organizations throughout the
United States arc In attendance.
Tho religious ceremonies were begun
yestctday with a solemn high moss. In
a sermon preached by Bishop Joseph
Schrcmbs, of Toledo, O., Secretary ot
State Bryan wat denounced for his al
leged failure to prevent or stop persecu
tion ot Catholics In Mexico.
Cardinal Gibbons, In greeting the dele,
gate!, said he was Impressed by Bishop
Sohrembs sermon, and that he approved
the sentiments cxpresed by tho Bishop.
"In Mexico," Bishop fichrembs said,
"thousands of Catholics, men and women,
are being outraged In their most sacred
religious convictions. Churches have been
closed and desecrated, priests and Bishops
robbed of their possessions and in many
Player-Pianos $250 Upwards
FAMILY JEWELS GONE
Head of Tobacco Company's Home
Robbed by Servant, Police Belfeve.
IRVINQTOX. N. T. Sept IS-Jewelry
has been disappearing for weeks from
rooms In the home of Perclvol S Hill,
president of the American Tobacco Com
pany. Detectives esterday confronted ICath
erine Hogan. trustod laundress for the
family She confessed, so they sn . that
she pawned a JJM diamond ring for 515,
and n 1750 brooch for J100 Both were re
covered. The girl was held in $1000 ball
SAX DIGfiO, Sept. 2S. Vivid and fas
cinstinjr stdellrhis en the privations and
perils of Arctic exploration nie contained
In a diary of th Stofatisson expedition
which has been made public hPte by Miss
Mary Ainslle, a friend of Burt McCon
nell, private secretary to Explorer Vil
jainar Stetanmon and m teoroloslst of
the expeditions. TJiU diary rIvch an ac
count of the wanderings of this Canadian
Arctic exploration expedition from the
time It left British Columbia In June,
1913, until Juno 13, of this year. The
diary ends with the party at Flaxman's
That the loss of the Karluk occurred
subsfluent to this latier date is indicated
by the fact that no mention is made ut
that mishap llentton is made ot the
tact that tho Stefar.sson party crossed
the trail of Krnest de Koven LelRngwell,
the Pasadena explorer, who has since
returned from the Ari-tic and is now on
his way home.
The dlarj indicates that Stefannson,
McConnell and a hunting party left the
Karluk Sunday, September 51, W13 while
the vessel was stuck In the lc-i sixteen
miles off shore, and beciuse of the
breaking up of the ice ai.d bad weather
were unable to reach her again.
Our of th most striking features of
the diary Is the oft-hand and matter of
fait vay in which the hardships under-rionr-
are disposed of, as C
"Eskimos fed us raw frozen flsh with
raict'l wheat oil dressing, raw caribou
meat and the tallow, or fat."
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