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EVENING LEDGER PHILADELPHIA,
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ESDAY, SBPTEM3EB 29, 10 lit.
DIRECTOR COOKE SEES
WAY OPEN FOR UNITY
IN PUBLIC SERVICE
TRENTON STATE FAIR IN FULL SWING
to lie I
an I i
Believes Coming Conference
of Mayors Will Be Effec
tive Means for Devising
Regulation of Utilities.
Dlrestor Cooke, of the Department of
Public Works, pointed out today that co
operation of .American cities Is essential
in the effort to regulate public service
He referred to the conference of Mars
to be held In Philadelphia In Noembu
as the first step In the Intercity action
toward regulation of public utilities' cm
panles. 'The Importance of tho great confer
ence of Mayors of American cities, to
be held In this city, November 12 to II,
la attested by our correspondence both
with city olllclals and with the repre
Kentatlves of 'Mb business," " ho said
"Acceptances have been received from
the Mnors of SO of tho leading cities.
The utility corpoiatlons, on the other
hanJ, appreciating the Importance of
having their side of the questions dis
cussed adequately presented, are securing-
for us speakers of national reputa
tion. "It la both curious and gratifying to
ce Philadelphia taking the lend In the
discussion of these fundamental civic
problems, because as a city we have not
had any settled policy as to our own
public utilities Our water works are
both municipally owned and operated: the
gns work' are municipally owned and
privately operated; tne electric plant Is
both privately owned and privately op
erated, while the existing arrangements
with the street car company calls for a
sharing of profits.
"The drift In recent years has been
toward Stato regulation. Especially In
the East the public, service corporations
have, within the last few years worked
In favor of State regulation. In so doing
they apparently havo been largely In
fluenced bv a desire to avoid the Incon
sistencies Inherent in local regulation. In
the far West there ore reasons to be
Hevo that In many States they are
emerging from a period of unqualified
State regulation. In some Western lo
calities there Is a disposition toward
State regulation, tempered by home
rule, and In others to a type of home
ruto that leads ultimately to municipal
ownership. Even the Wrongest advocates
of State regulation uee in the principle
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LADIES' DAY ATTRACTS BIG
CROWD TO TRENTON FAIR
LEFT HUSBAND A CENT
"Account of His Worthlesness," Says
"Wife in Her Will.
NEW YOP.K, Sept. -John B Hcn
drickson. 11GS Bushwick avenue. Brooklyn,
who Is "in account of his worihlos.sles3"
mut on with one cent by the will of his
wife, who died August G last at tho New
York State Hospital. King's, Park, has
filed with Surrogate Ketcham of Brooklyn
a. petition for its probate.
Hendrlckson sas he has waited ever
since his wife's death for hr eecutrl.,
Mrs. Martha Winter, IT St. Mark's place,
Brooklyn, to file the will. He says he
believes Mrs. Winter will refuse to act
as executrix of the will and will refuse
to apply for It' probate. I'nder the
terms of the instrument an estate of
3100 is dl'tribut-d among Mrs Hendrick
uon's four children.
DOMINION'S HOLD CROWDED
Steamship Brought Biggest Cargo of
General Merchandise During War.
Eve-y In-'h of t.ie holds of the Ameiican
L, ne "Uair-1 IP I'omlnlon v.eie Jamnu-d
with caio Tl.i W'tk of dlscnarsmg It
bt-gaii tufl.iv. it w is iu of th" luggrst
cargoes of genei il 1,1 -i "handidi brought
her since t'.c nJtbirak of hostilities in
Europe. Chiwf among the goods Imported
nrc large quanitls of mte. wool, fjoat
klns. yarn and cotton products.
Longshoremen ir.gii.svd in unloading the
cuign w -re cxtiemel i.ari-tul in handllne
one lira- uie. lt lai-'l was nmik'-l
"reptile- " U nt.iniiil -ev.-rol tine p. i.
nn'- uf tii'l.-.. ''Ut vh.it will ! jiu
of t'lerii is ' "l IviioA'i. ,i. neltliei tli
name of tlV cin.-igu- nor ih- consignor
U on the p.u kii ;e
Innovation Proves Popular Suffra
gists Present in Force.
TRENTON. Sopt .'9. "Ladles U.iy" at
the Interstate Kalr proved a great at
traction today, and the fair grounds were
ctowded before 9 o'clock. This was the
first time that the management has set
aside a special day for women, and the
Innovation proed popular. By chang
ing Children's Day from Tuesday to
Monday, as was done this year, the side
show men and fakirs genernlly got thm
seHes established early so as to gain
the patronage of the young visitors, and,
as a consequence, all the shows and
ehlblt!ons had an eail stait and were
under way today. Those who know fair
work leullze that tho ihlldren's money
vlrtualU pays the expenses of the wliolo
week for the sideshow folks, and helps
out the expenses of the refreshment and
other stands to u considerable extent.
A larg- delegation of suffragists came
here to watch the meetings of the thrc
State political conentionl which are
being held In Trenton tod.ty. und to urge
that the women's suffrage resolution
plank "f the Inst conventions ho re-
adopted; but before tho politicians were
through with their work many of th
suffragists had found their way to the
fair grounds. That New Jersey was ready
to give the alcctorate of the State the
privilege of at least voting on the mat
ter was the talk on tho grounds The
resolution giving women the ballot was
I assed by the last Legislature. It must
be passed again next winter and then
It will go to a vote of the electorate be
fore the proposition can be adopted
As a recognition to the large number
of women pret-ent. Secretary Margerum
Improvised several horse races with
women riders, and this proved popular.
Everything was don- for the comfort
and convenience of tho women and the
had a thoroughly enjoyable day
Tomorrow will be "farmers' da" at
the fair and laige crowds from the rur-it
sections aie expected
VETERANS OF BOER WAR
RALLY TO AID ENGLAND
BUTTER STAMP OF 0JK RIPSS
CROWDED AND BIG WHEEL PATRONIZED BY
GOVERNORS WILL WORK MURDER OF YOUNG WOMAN
FOR SMALL COTTON CROP ' PUZZLES POLICE OFFICIALS
London1:: ::ew lord mayor
LONDuN. Srpt ? -Sir Charles John
ston was elected Lord Maor of London
TODAY'S MARRIAGE LICENSE
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Patriotism Stirred by Appointment of
I-ATHTOWN. South Africa. Sept. 20.
Voterana of the Ho-r War are rally
ing to the t.upi,ort of Ensland. Piitrlotlc
demonsit rations were held today. The
action of General Hotha In acceptin
the jo3t of commender of the defense
forces of the Vnion of South Africa has,
euused much enthusiasm. A mtetii. of
tli otllcers of the cefense forcf was held
toda: . when a number of Reneral- spoke.
and "ul agreed to detend the fJovernment
in an; mr.isure It should adopt.
Thf iiuiuvat into the death of general
Jneob.13 I'e La Hey. who was shot and
killed b a force of police on September
lu near JonannesDur, was ima nmuj.
Eid'Pe tended to show that the shoot
ing wan accidental.
General Beyers, who was with General
le La Key at the time, declared that
tl.ev did not hear the police thalleiiRe.
'"General De La Hey knew that tho
Government was suppresslm; his letter
of resignation." said General Hirers.
' i,ut he did imt anticipate an nnest "
ii liernl pe La Hi had J 't resiRntd
,i .omniander-ln-.-l-'ef of thr defmse
fute of Hie I'nloii nf S ,uth Africa
Geneial lleiers -iid h- and his com
panion wre on their wa homo In an
nutomoalli- and that they wert travelilnsr
NORI JAILED FOR NON-SUPPORT
Carlisle Man Also Charged With Em
bezzlement at Indian School.
rAHLISLE, Pa. Sept 29 -Slcenl J Norl
eterday was comnutt,-,! to the umber
land I'nunty Jail In default of furnlihliiK
lj..n"1 to comply with an order nf court
dlrt!ns htm to vm his wife the hum
,f $ a week.
Mr Ida V Norl eharuel her husband,
w'ho la ain'j reatinB under the iIiutkh of
namir cmbuxzl- d nioii- from students
at the t'ailial Indian Kr-hnul with nnn
aupporr Norl a trial on thf ttmteizle
irtmt i barges haa be-n twice defurred at
th rp'iuet of th Federal Indian fllllce
TOWNSHIPS ASKED TO PAY FEE
Expenss Incurred When Cltizene
Srought Action Against Authorities,
NOMnHTOVVN. fa, Sept ! Fle tnk
pa j in .binetnn township citizens, who
rmriiliv brought the township authori
ties Into fourt to restra'n them from
nxeeedlns the expfliditm rs of tho town
ahlp ImdR'-t, han- tiled it petition dfcklnK
h toiirt to ordn their i'SJi counsel fee
paid out of the township tieaaury.
The polni out that IKM was paid out
nf the township treasury for defense and
di-cl.ir that tiiidr ai'tton vvai brought
to calm the public mind-
Also Will Prevail on Government to
Aid Farmers Financially.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 3. The cotton
conference of Governors reached an
MKreemer.t this afternoon and adopted
resolutions as follows:
"The Governors of the States aBrcc to
do all in their power to curtail the acreago
planted next tar In cotton; Southern
Senators and membeis of the Houne agree
to urge curtailment and to prevail upon
the ndeial Government to extend llnun
clal ild to the cotton farmers."
The resolutions do not commit the Gov
ernors to calling extra sessions of their
Legislature to enact laws curtailing the
cotton production, nor do they commit
th? members of Congress to urge Fedeial
LecrMntion for such t purpone.
Tho resolutions provide that members
of Congress shall urge the enactment Into
l,iw nf the Hoke. Smith amendment to
the Aldrlch-Vrtelaml emergency currency
law, extending the benctits of the law
to State banks.
A committee, consls-tlng of Senator Hob
Inhon, of Aikunsas, and Hcpresentathch
Lecr and Ilnruwlik. was named to In
form the Pieairlent of the conference and
to solicit his aid
JEWELRY THIEF GOES TO JAIL
BISHOP TRIED FOR ARSON
Gharged That He and Others Burned
Church for Insurance,
ASHBVILLB. N. ' , Sept 29-Hlshon
I It HarriK, a Ntgro presidlni; oer th
largest dlstikt in the Southern African
llrthodlit Kplscopal Church: V J.
Trent, secretary of tho Negro Young
Men's ChrlaiUn Association, In Atlanta,
und aovin Negro doctors and lawyers
are on ttial here in the Superior Court,
charg'-d with arson
It Is alleged they causul the, burning
Of a locul Negro Mt-thodlst Church two
eais ago to ki Insurance.
HARBORS BILL VOTE TODAY
House Will Act on Measure Carrying
WASHINGTON, Sept 39 -The JJO.uuo.iM
rUcis and harbors bill -a III be voted on
U the House late today.
The Senate-amended bill to appropriate
a lump i ..ii under the direction of the
War Department brought forth many
vlgorouf protests On the ofier band,
dneti ff speeches were mud" urging the
passage f the j i nr tb g-i.ij,M tnat u
Conshohocken 3Ian Says Liking
Babies Was His Downfall.
NOHHISTUWN. I 'a . Sept. 'JO. Georgo
Ie!laen of Conshonocken, who plead
ed guilty In court today to stealing jew
rlry valued at $IW from the home of
Mrs. Hattie McKernan. In I'ottstown,
while on a visit, wan eentonced by Judge
Swnrtz to two eurs In jail. Ills excuse '
lor tlie theft wae tl'at In liked huhiei
i.i. I hud gone to Mrs. I)iH!ien bid- .
room to see liei hab, then saw the ,
Jewels and the tempt.itlon was too great
Sentence was deferred on Soldi u I', i
Hilriiltsl. ot Jamestown. Va , who ad- ,
tnltted that ho forged a check for I3.'i i
while stopping in I'ottstown to get
money to marry a girl In J'otthtown. The
two eloned to Klkton, Md.. and wro
married. Hilqulst was arrested at Nor
SHIP PURCHASE BILL
Cabinet Discusses Project and Signs
Point to Compromise.
WASHINGTON. St.pt. '. Whether the
Imin'atratlon -shall Insist upon passage
of tho Govertunnt JSfi.C0o,0fO t-hlp pur
i haae bill, bitterly opposed by many
I'omorrats In Congress, was one of the
Important subjects today before the Pres
ident and his Cabinet.
Si,jns pointed to a compromise by
whlfh the bill may be sent through the
House and postponed In the Senate un
til the December session of Congress
penocrats opposing the legislation
pointed out that the Federal Insurance
lilll. appropriating JS.VO'O'i, the ship pur
chase rni-asure of J0,Cuu,0j. and the rivers
und humor 'pork oatrel" bill of JiO.fO,
W1 all aggregating more than half of
the additional "war tax" proposed
tnisht tie used by Itepublleans as un
atgtiment In the Congressional cam
IMlgns. PLOT TO BLACKMAIL HILL
Duluth Police Charge Man With
Scheme to Get $50,000.
DL'U'TH. Minn. Sept, ;. Chaileo
Howell of Glen Flora, Wis. is held her
for the Kederal authorities and, accord
ing to the police, has confessed that he
prep'tred, through a series of letters, to
blackmail Jumcs J. Hill and the latter a
son. Louis V Hill, out of JM.ffA
The police say Ho.vtll also confessed
that ho had i-ent similar letters to per
sons In Duluth and towns In Wisconsin
Akron Mission Worker Found With
Hatchet Buried in Skull.
AKRON', O., Sept. . A small scrap of
paper on which a few challenging words
were scribbled is the only clue police hero
have to the murder of Miss Vlnnle Bec
ker, a young mission worker, who was
found dying late yesterday afternoon In
the rear of her brother's tea shop at 1(1
Hattgcs street. A hatchet was hurled in
her skull and she died a few minutes after
reaching a hospital.
The theory of the police has led them
to search foi it religious fanatic. They
believe that the girl's work among for-clgn-born
membeis of her mission classes
made her the unfortunate object of a
vonpeful love. On the note found on the
counter In the tea shop were written
"Why didn't ydu iccognlze me last
It Indicates to police this fragmentary
theoiy: The muidcret visited the storo
while Miss Hecker was out for a moment.
Afn r ho left the noto she came In. Ho
challenged her orally, and, becoming en
raged, killed her.
The hatchet was sunk Into Miss Bec
ker's skull as far as the handle would
permit, and still was In the wound when
tho girl was found dying. Sho wns unable
to tulk. despite thu tibo of stimulants
given In hepe sli would it-vlxo sufllclently
to give the police some clue to her murderer.
RELIEF FUND GROWING
PROTEST AGAINST RATES
Postoffice Department Complains of
Railroad Shipping Charges,
WASHINGTON. Sept 29 -Filing a de
mand for rtpuratlon on past shipments
Second Assistant I'otindSter Gencial
Steuuit today complained to the Inter
state Commerce Commission against the
rate on stamped envelopes und news
paper wrappers fioin Datgn. Ohio, to
nearly every point In the I'nlted States.
A good part of the postoltlc,e supplies
is manufactured In Dai ton, and Mr
Stewart bcVeves the existing rates are
in rasonn tie The Atchlon Topaku and
Hni'ti V ml el r rollf""! .
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Will Be Used to Aid the Belgium
The Belgium relief fund for noncom
batanU Is growing rapidly, $:500 having
been donated duiing tho several dayti of
Its Pklstrmr. This fund Is to lie m.ed
In the old of Belgians rendered destitute
by th Gciman occupation of Belgium
Only thoso who aro iiouiumbatntuh will
be aided as the wounded and nlrk will
he taken care of by the Hod Crots Sn
eietv. The funds raised here will oe tout
to Belgium at convenient times
Donations should he sent to Paul Hage
mans. Consul General of Belgium, ISO
AValnut street: Kdward Bok, Curtis Pub
lishing Company, and C. C. Harrison, Jr.,
Lifaetto Building. Fifth and Chestnut
MAIL BAGS ARE RETURNED
Two Reported Stolen in Camden
Found by Roadside.
Two mall bags reported stolen from tho
Public Service Corporation nf Camden
jesienlav were returned today by the
tinder, who said he had enmo across them
In the husnes by the side of the road
near tho plucu where they were first
The messengers had been dispatched with
the bags to a special trolley at Twelfth
and Federal streets, which was to carry
them to Newark Thev stopped to talk
to a friend on the road and during the
conversation the bags disappeared. It Is
mippohhI some Joker hid them In the
CLASS OFFICERS CHOSEN
Students at West Chester Normal
School Pick Leaders.
WHST CHE.YIKU. Sept. 3 The
classes at the Wnt Chester State Nor
mal School have chosen their ortlcera for
the current term The seniors have
chosen Norman Stevens, president:
James Ulsh, vice president: Katharine
Hartmun, tecretary, and Anna Butler,
The Junior class has also organized,
selecting Clarence Stltter, president;
Harry Schoenly. vlca president; Irene
Handall, secretary, and Beatrice Ball,
ENTERS SETTLEMENT WORK
NEW HAVUN, Sept 2.-llobcrt A
Crosby, executive secretary of the Civic
Federation In this city, lias resigned to
become head worker of the Unlverslty
Hettlcment, Hldrldge street, New Vork
He succeeds Dr. Hobblns Oilman, and
begins his new duties November J. HU
wife will be associated with him.
Mills Close; 800 Out of Work
PROVIDENCE, Sept 53 -The milUi of
the liuldnlck-Windhum Manufacturing
Company, at Wllllmantlc. Conn , aud
Quldmck, H. I., were closed jeaterday by
a temporary receiver, Charles Ii Newell,
of Paw tucket, R. I- Between WO and WO
operatives were thrown out of work ,
hearln will be held October U in Provi
dence, on a petition for a permanent ic
c-'ver The. petition avers that the ,,,
p, ra'li n, Is nnlveit I'M t'- ' a i
GET THE SAFETY HABIT,
SLOGAN AT THE CARNIVAL
Crowds Hear the Advice Oft Re
peated at tho Closing Sessions.
Get the sufcty habit; practice It and
help others acquire tho some habit. This
I.s what the Carnival of Safety at the
Convention Hall, Broad street and Alle
gheny avenue, this nfternoon emphaslred
as one of tho golden rules of safety to
ton thousand persons who crowded the
While tho carnival Is scheduled to close
today. Director Porter and a number
of city olllclals are considering the ad
visability of prolonging the "safety first"
performances by the police and fire dc--lartments
for the remainder of the week,
thus giving opportunity to many people
who arc unable to lcavo their places of
business. Tickets to the number of 417,000
hae been distributed.
TRADE WITH LATIN AMERICA
John Barrett Tells Richmond Con
ference of Rapid Growth.
RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 20. A gener
ous credit to Latin-American Importers
by United States exporters and tho Im
provement of steamship facilities are
among the Important fncts In tho present
Pan-American trade situation, Director
John Barrett, of the Pan-American
Union, today said In an address before
the foreign trade exposition conference
In session here.
He asserted that tho United States
Latin-American trade has grown in the
last seven years from 6o0,0f0,000 to JS50.
ttJO.WO and that, today, the United States
transacts a larger business with all
Latin-America thnn docs nny individual
country of Europe. Latin-America's
great need, he said, was a ready and
reasonable market for audi portion of
Its numerous and nccumulatlag raw
products as genernlly go to Europe.
TRAPPED IN ELEVATOR
Car Caught Between Floors, and 8
Firemen Have Narrow Escape.
NEW YORK. Sept. 29.-night firemen
nearly lost their lives early today when
they were trapped In an elevator while
lighting a Hie In the Union Trust Build
ing. Tho lire loss was JIo.OOO.
The llremcn, Including Battalion Chief
Kuss, Captain O'Donohue and Deputy
Chief Blnns, rushed an elevator up to
ward the 12th floor. Near the Uth the
car became Jammed. Tho flames shot Into
the shaft and threatened to burn tho fire
men alive Finally, by superhuman effort,
Kuss forced the shaft door open and the
men crawled out. Thon. on their bauds
and knees, the eight men crawled along a
nanow foplng on the 12th floor and
reached the roof in safety.
NIGHT SCHOOL ENROLMENT
2000 MORE THAN LAST YEAR
81.000 Children Attended Opening
Session Last Night.
It was announced today that more than
21.001 children attended the sessions of
night school which began last night.
This Is nearly 2000 greater than the open
ing enrolment Inst car. In the even
ing high schools several new courses
were inaugurated, Including book selling,
a course to train llbratlans and another
In machine work and woodworking
The following schools have been added
o thoso which conduct evening classes
Wayne School, 2Sth and Morris streets;
Furness School. Third and Mifllln streets,
Wilson School. Twelfth and Federal
streets, nnd the Geoige School, 63d street
and Girard avenue.
The night schools are under the direc
tion of Dr. Oliver II Cornman, asso
ciate superintendent of schools,
CASTLES CANCEL DATES
Court Proceedings Stayed When
Dancers' Plans Are Set Forth,
Final disposition of the motion of coun
sel foi the Vernon Castles to dissolve
the Injunction obtained against theni by
the Shubert Theatrical Conipany and tho
asserted Intention of the lawyer for the
theatrical managers to Issue an attach
ment against Vernon Castle, for contempt
of court was. deferred by Judge Klnsey
In Common Pleas Court No. I today. The
holding of tne matter in abeyance was
due to the cancellation of the engage
ment of the dancers to appear at Keith's
the current week.
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advantage to buy your coal
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Our auto trucks deliver north of
Market street east of 30th street.
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TRAINS CRASH IN
NEW YORK SUBWAY
Panic und Flro Follow When Pas
sengers Fight Guards.
NEW YORK, 8ept, 29. One of tho most
serious accidents In the history of the
New York subway system, which has
been remarkably free of nny mishaps,
occurred early today when two trains
collided underneath H2& street, the
The Injured men nro Isaac Schwartz,
motorman of empty passenger train:
William Horton, motorman of work
train, nnd Frank Colombostck, o, track
Tho men are all subway employes.
They were taken to the Fordham Hos
pital, from which nmbulances and sur
geons had boon summoned. There It was
stated they had a email cnanco oi re
covery. After the collision the tralna took fire
and In righting the blaie 20 firemen were
overcorhe by tho dense emoko which
choked tho tunnel. Ono hundred pas
sengers on a train following those which
collded were thrown Into a panic and
fought the guards until ffln doors wcro
opened. Thy then walked sevon blocks
back through tho amokc-nilcd tunnel.
Frank Williams, ono passenger, was
badly bruised when tho rear train camo
to a sudden stop after the collision of
the trains ahead. Ho was thrown heavily
against a door, but after being treated
was able to go to his home.
The trains which collided were a work
train and two passenger cars, carrying
newspapers only. The cause of tho ac
cident hod not been determined several
hours after It had occurred. Wlroi were
short circuited by the crash, however,
and the cars Immediately took fire. The
current was cut off, and this auto
matically stopped tho train carrying pas
sengers which was following. Servlco
on the Bronx system was completely tied
up, and the tunnel was filled with thick,
Three (Ire alarms wero turned In. nnd
the flrumen fought the blazo by pouring
great streams of water from hose thrust
through vault holes In the street. All
of the three trains Involved In tho acci
dent wcro northbound.
SUIT PENDING TO ANNUL
Grand Nephew ot Xeland Stanford
Eloped With Vaudeville Actress.
NEW YOniC, Sept. 29.-Sult Ii pending
here to annul tho marriage contracted In
Philadelphia. November B, 1912, between
"Waller Lathrop Hanson and his young
wife. Ho Is a grandncphew of the Into
California millionaire, Leland Rtnnfoid.
und she Is known on tho vaudeville stuge
as Henrietta Rcuttl. The annulment pro
ceedings were brought by Mrs. Almee
Lathrop Hansen, the young man's moth
er. She names as defendants her son, his
wife and Edward T. IXmpsey, who vns
legally appointed a committee ot young
Hansen's person and property.
Before the mnrrlage Mrs. Hansen enter
tained Ml, r.cuttl, giving the Impression
that sho was fond of the actress. Tho
sun was then a contingent heir to $.150,000
which the mother now controls. After
tho pair eloped to Philadelphia to be mar
ried, the mother cut off her son's allow
ance. He sued her to obtain the ')0.000
legacy left him by his father In 1912. Mrs.
Hansen then hid young Hansen examined
as to his sanity. He wn found sane, but
incompetent. Hansen then quit his wife
nnd she sued tho elder Mrs. Hansen for
530,(00 for alienating ills affections.
COTTON BALE ON VIEW
Lester Piano Company Has First Con
signment as an Exhibit.
The first bale of cotton In the "Buy a
Bale of Cotton" campaign to be purchas
ed by a Philadelphia firm arrived here
today. The cotton was purchased by th3
Lester Piano Company, 1301 Chestnut
street through the Atlanta Chamber of
Hundreds of women, men nnd children
viewed the bnle of cotton this morning.
It Is on exhibition In the show window
of the Lester Piano Company.
ACCUSED OF BEATING CRIPPLE
Officer in New Jersey Home for Boys
Charged With Cruelty.
TRENTON, Sept. 29. Charges have been
brought against James Bennett, nn of
ficer In the Griggs Cottage at the Stato
Home for Boys here. In which he Is
accused of having beaten a cripple In
mate of the institution. The boy was
Charles Nicholson. 10 years old, who has
Bennett, It Is said, attacked the boy
because lie refused to hand him ono of
his crutches when Bennett was about to
strlko another Inmate, Henry M.ildman
The charges havo been preferred to the
boaid of trustees, nnd Bennett likely will
be tried at the October meeting of tho
DR. HARTE REQUESTS
$79,000 TO FURTHER
Plans Being Prepared for
Extension of Hygiene Di
vision to Benefit Children
in Congested Sections.
Plans for tho extension ot the child
hygienic division of the Bureau of
Health to benefit poor children in con
gested sections ore being; prepared by
Doctor Hnrtc, Director of the Depart
ment of Health nnd Charities.
"If Councils con see Its way clear to
cpproprlatc ?9 000 for tho child hygienic
division, tho scopo of that work will be
greatly Increased next year," Doctor
Harta stated today.
"Thcro should bo at least $7009 for the
relief of children In the congested sec
tions during the hot summer season.
Supplies of food and medicine could bo
bought with that nmount.
"Tho eight nurses aro now employed
In the child hygiene division, and should
be Incrcasod to 40. They are paid $300 a
year, and earn all of it.
"A nlary of J3CO0 should be paid the
chief of the division and a supervising
nurse should rccelvo J1800. There should
be four assistant supervising nurses at
(1000 each, nn ophthalmologist at 12000, an
nssltant at $900, a chief of the dental dis
pensary at iilMO and IS assistant dentists
at 1700 each.
"Two women medical Inspectors are
needed In the division. They could be
obtained for )100 a year and could do
CUSTOM SERVICE EXPERTS
SCRUTINIZE METHODS HERE
Collector Berry nnd Assistants
Praised for Efficient System.
Methods of conducting business at the
local Custom House were scrutinized
closely yesterday by a special commit
tee, iccently appointed by Sccrctar of
the Tiensury McAdoo, with a view to
standardizing nnd Increasing the effi
deny of the customs service of the coun
try. The committee consists of Speclsl
Agent Connechlc, Deputy Collector Grant,
of New York, nnd Deputy Collector Far
ley, of San Francisco. All are recognized
experts In custom service.
"Deputy Colector Durrell, of the local
Custom House, acted as a guide to the
committee. They congratulated Collector
Berry and his helpers on the smooth,
easy-running svstcm which makes the
cost of collecting customs for the Gov
ernment second lowest In the United
States. New York ranks first, due prin
cipally to tho heavy Import and export
trade of that port. The committee leaves
tonight for Baltimore and will then go
to Jfcw Orleans and San Frnnctsco. Prior
to tl:eir arrive! here the methods of do
Ing business at Boston and New York
PURCHASES OF COTTON URGED
Carriage Builders' Association In
dorse Buy-a-bale Movement.
ATLANTIC CITY. Sept. 2). In a reso
lution by C. O. Bannister, of Muncle,
Bid., declaring that the European war has
created an unexampled condition In Amer
ica by closing the customnry channels
for the disposal of n very large part of
the cotton crop, the Carriage Builders'
National Association today called on nil
Its members to buy at least one bale of
ten cent cotton.
"Application of tho Golden rtule to
business will help the consumer and help
the producer by creating n higher stand
ard nf conlldonce, thereby helping every
legitimate business enterprise In the coun
try," declared Adllan D. Joyce, of Cleve
land, discussing "modern business ten
dencies." A man might well forego a
few points in his dividends, he stated,
to bo able to look back at the close of
his actlx e days and feel assured he had
given IiIh fellow man a square deal. C.
O. W'renn, Norfolk, Va., was nominated
Bales ot cotton bearing tho Inscription,
"We have bought ours. Have you?" are
n striking feature of the carriage builders'
big ehlblt. Ono St. Louis firm bought
20n0 bales just to "help business."
Garrison Will See Army Maneuvers
WASHINGTON. Sept 23. -Secretary of
War Garrison will leave Washington to
night to witness the maneuvers of tht
Di'Piii tiiient uf the East, to be held at
P.ouse Point, N. Y commencing tomorrow.
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