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29 HORSES PERISH IN FIRE
IN UNION ICE CO. STABLES
Third Blaze at Belmont Avenue Plant
in Year Causes $10,000 Loss.
Twenty-nine horses were burned to
ONE KILLED, THREE HURT
IN A BOILER EXPLOSION
Defective Safety Valve Causes Ter
rible Accident in Mine.
HUNTINGDON. Pa., Oct. S.-Ono man
was killed and three woro seriously In
jured while several thousands of dollars'
worth of propyl ty was destroyed tod'iy
when a 100-horsepowor boiler exploded
at the nock Hill Iron and Coal Com
pany's mmes at Itob-rtsdfile, this county.
The casualties were:
OSCAU BROWN, 2T. of ItobertsclBle. ekull
BERT FRAKER. 30. of Robrtidle.
HOWARD WILLIAMS, 22. of Rocls Kill.
FRED MARCOCI. 31. of Robertsdale.
The terrific explosion, due to a defec
tlve safety valve, wrecked the coal com
pany's boiler house, tipple and several
residences Windows were shnttered
throughout nobertsdalo, A worktraln
with 160 workmen aboard was about to
pull alongside of the bollerhouse and had
the explosion occurred Ave minutes later,
at least BO men would have been kllltd.
ACCUSED OF THROWING BRICK
Man Declares Negro's Missile Hit
Him in Eye.
Joseph Farrell, a Negro, 2115 Warnock
street, was held In JSOO ball for a further
hearing today by Magistrate Eniely, at
the Park and Lehigh avenues station, on
a charge of assault and battery, pre
ferred by John Kreps, 2330 Falrhlll stieet
Kreps has just been discharged from a
hospital as the result, he says, of being
struck In the eye with a bilck thrown
by Farrell at Cumberland and Warnock
streets three weeks ago when he refused
to give the man a mttch. Farrel left
the oJty at that time and did not return
until yesterday, when he was arrested.
MELLEN BACK ON STAND
Rumored Federal Grand Jury Will
Follow Up Billard Suit,
NKW VOKK, Oct. 8. The Federal
Gland Jury this afternoon continued the
examination of Charles B. Mellen, former
president of the New Vork, Now Haven
and Hartford Hallrood Company, In the
iniuir of the Government as to any
criminal acts which might have occurred
In the negotiations for the purchase of
the Ho3ton and Malno and other compet
It as rumored m the Federal Building
that th" Grind Jury Intended to follow
up the lines in the ult of the New Haven
road, against Mellen, ( harles L. BlUard
fe&d other directors as to the BlUard case,
"MOONSHINE" STILL SEIZED BY FEDERAL
death and $10,000 loss was caused early
today when a blaze, believed to bo ot
incendiary oilgln, swept through the
pinnies of the t'nlon Ice arid Coal Com
pany, at 1321 Uclmont avenue.
The horses were burned while James
Muller. a night watchman, living at 23d
and Spring Garden streets, was trying
DIRECTORS OF THE NEW FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF PHILA.
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS GUEST
Walter B, Ritchie, Past Supreme
Chancellor, who is visiting the Phila
WALTER B. RICHIE GUEST HERE
Knights of Pythias Will Give Him
Walter B. JUehle, of lama. Ohio, Past
Supreme Chancellor of the Fraternity,
will be the guest of the local lodges of
the Knights of Pythias at a reception
In I,u I,u Temple tonljrht.
Past Chancellor Richie Is prominent In
publlo life In the West. He won dis
tinction as a speaker In the congressional
and gubernatorial campaigns in Ohio,
where he was at one time a candidate
for Governor In opposition to the late
Samuel M. Pyfer, of the Falnnount
Lodge, Is chairman of the Entertainment
Street Sweepers Find Body of Infant
Street sweepers working at Twelfth
and Clover streets today, found the body
of a dead infant in a jar of alcohol,
lying behind a box. They took It to the
Eleventh and Winter streets police sta
tion and from there it was sent to the
morgue. Police bellev
from a museum
It was stolen
to lead them out of the smoke-filled
Owing to the dense smoke outside of
the stables tho firemen nad difficulty In
lighting the fire. It soon spread to the
Hnncock Coal Company plant next door,
a shed there being slightly damaged b
water and flying sparks.
HELD FOR A HEARING
Raid on Farm Near Doylestown
Yieldslllicltly Distilled Whisky.
John Mlrcl, who conducts n elder sa
loon on Falnnount avenue, nnd John
Almler, of Stoope's Corner, near Doyles
town, were arrested In a midnight raid
on a moonshine still find charged with
selling liquor without a license and to
minors. They will have a hearing at
Doylestown next week.
A. It. Atkinson, a Secret Service oper
ator, made tho raid on the 90-acre farm
owned by Mlrcl and Almler. A still and
three gallons of whisky were seized.
The men said that they made tho
whisky for their own use. Atkinson says
that the whisky was sold at the Fair
mount avenue elder saloon and that the
moonshine Mill has been In operation
nearly two years.
A Philadelphia saloon keeper may be
arrested charged with knowingly buying
Illicitly distilled liquor.
It la said that ho bought whisky from
Mlrcl and Almler and retailed It over
Ills bar In the central part of Philadel
phia. M'EVOY PLEADS ACCIDENT
Quarry Boss Declares McCarron Was
Shot Trying to Get Revolver.
NOIUUSTQWN, Pa Oct. 8 -Accident
was the defense made by William Mc
Bvoy, a Conshohockcn quarry boss, to the
charge or murdering Robert McCarron In
the home of Warren Clintoff, In Consho
hocken, July 4. McKvoy, on the witness
stand at noon today, said McCarron was
shot through the head when he attempted
to take a revolver from McKvoy to keep
him fiom doing himself bodily harm.
The defendant had refused to drink with
McCarron In the Cllntlff kitchen, where
the shooting occurred.
Mrs. Cllnlff, who was in the front room
of her home at the time of the shooting,
testified that sho saw McFIvoy shoot Mc
Carron. and Warren Cllnlff. tho husband,
testified that when his wife awoke him
from a sleep on the floor, ho Maw Mc
Kvoy standing near McCarron with a
smoking revolver in his hand. The trial
is still on.
BOMB ROUTS FLAT DWELLERS
New York Black Hand Men Blow
Open Barber's Shop.
NEW YORK. Oct. .-Scores of faml.
lies in a tenement house at 614 First ave
nue were routed from bleep early today
when a dynamite bomb exploded in front
of a barber shop owned by Joseph Cor
rlnttone at that address. The explosion
blew off the door and shattered the win
dows. He had received several Black
Xlmii Utters demanding flWQ.
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PRAISES COMMISSION RULE
Prof. Althouse Says Best City Gov
ernment Is by a General Manager.
"The marked featuro which causes tho
commission Idea to appeal to men In
terested In better government for cities
or smaller communities," said Professor
Calvin O. Althouse, of the Cential High
School, at tho meeting of tho Ridley
Park Civic Association. last night, "is
that all tho members of the commission
are elected by all of the voters of the
community, and not by wards or pre
cincts; further, that thero is one or more
direct means of popular control, viz.: the
referendum, initiative or recall.
"The recent tendency of the movement
Is toward greater centralization, toward
control- and responsibility in one person
rather than even In so few as five men,
the usual complement of a commission;
for example, the general manager of
Staunton, Va., or Dayton, O. It is a
noteworthy fact that In practically every
city where the plan has been adopted
the change has come about by reason of
a public catastrophe, either by an act of
Providence or by reason of political
"Tho commission form tends to greater
responsiveness to public opinion, as well
as greater civic Interest und cllo pride,
and results In a general cleaning up of
cities morally, politically and physically.
In 1311 about 100 communities have en
tered into the experiment of this form of
ARREST GIRLS IN CHINATOWN
Police Batter Down Door to Capture
The police battered down the door of
a third-story room In a Ninth and Race
streets house this morning and placed
under arrest i.ong tons, a I'mnese wio
had rented the room, and two white girls
Marie Harmon, IS years old, who gavo
an address on Sliver street as her home,
and Marie Kltne. 22 years old, of Carlisle
street, near Porter.
Th Chinese faced Magistrate Tracy
In the Eleventh and Winter streets stu
tlon house and was held under JlOflO bail
for ft further hearing a week from to
day charged with enticing minors The
girls were held under ?300 ball each as
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W arc honing many unique and beau
tiful dwIjDj la our new stock of thaa
popular neck ornaments. HrUhl, anappy
diamond, la various combination at
C. R. SMITH & SON
Market at 18th St.
- LOADING SYSTEM BREAKS RECORD
CHARLES J- RHOADS
OF RESERVE BAM
New Institution Organized
Under Provision of Act of
Congress Passed Last
Charles J. Rhoffds, vice president and
treasurer of the Glrard Trust Company
and a Class A director of tho Fedeial
Reserve Hnnk of Philadelphia, today was
elected governor of the Institution nt the
organization meeting of the board of
directors of the bank, which was held
In the directors' room of the Glrard Trust
All of the nine members of tho board,
, three from each class, were present at
the meeting, nnd Richard L. Austin,
i chairman of tho boaid and Federal re
' servo agent, presided over the meeting,
which lasted from 12 o'clock noono until
1 a few mlnutPS of 2 o'clock.
The directors did not. take any action
on the election of a member to the Ad
visory Council, a representative of which
Is to be elected from each of the 12
Federal Reserve Banks.
Location of the bank was brought up
for discussion, but aside from the ap-
! nolntment of committees to consider a
suitable site for tho Institution nothing
was done, v ,
As prescribed in tho Federal Reserve
act, that action should be taken at the
first meeting of tho full board for or
ganl?atlon on the terms which tho re
spective directors of the three classes,
A B and C, shall serve, the directors de
cided as follows:
Class A Charles J. Rhoads, three
years; W. H. Peck, of Scranton, one
year, and M. J. Murphy, of Scranton,
Class B-Georg AV. F. Gnunt, of Mul
Ilca Hill, N. J-, one year; ex-Governor
Edwin S. Stuart, three years, and Alba
B. Johnson, president of the Baldwin
Locomotive Works, two years.
Class C George M. La Monte, of Bound
Brook, N. J., deputy Federal reserve
agent and vice chairman of the board of
directors, one year; George W. Norris,
Director of Wharves, Docks and Ferries,
two years, and Richard I Austlb, chair
man of the board and Federal reserve
aeent, three years.
50,000 SEE BALLOONS RISE
Four Contestants Seek Bishop Trophy
for Distnnce Flight.
PITTSFIHLD, Mass., Oct. 8.-Four bal
loons got away shortly after noon today
In the contest for the Bishop trophy for
distance flight. It was the biggest bal
loon event In' America this year and 50.000
persons saw the getaway.
The first balloon off was the Dancing
Doll, piloted by l.eo Stevens, and with
Gordon Bruce, of New York, a pas
senger. The French balloon, IEcureul. was
pllotde by Robert Golden, ot Philadel
phia. His passenger was Samuel Welsh
The next to start was hte 1 See You.
Dr. Jerome Kingsbury, of New York,
pilot. His passenger was W. H Rich
ardson, of Bruttleboro, Vt.
The fourth balloon was the North
Adams No 1, piloted b Allen Hawley
His pnfcsenger was Usorge von XJpassy.
I Franklin Miller
lu llraaa or Iron
HEARING TODAY ON OPENING
OF TULIP AND EMERALD STS.
City's Law Department to Impress
Need of Early Decision.
A hearing on tho opening of Tulip and
Emerald streets under 27 tracks of the
Richmond branch of the Philadelphia and
Reading Railway Is being held today at
Harrlsburg before the Public Utilities
Tho streets are to bo opened from Le
high avenue to Somerest street, giving
ntw facilities for street traillc In nn In
dustrial section of the city. Need of an
early decision on the matter will be Im
pressed on tho commission today by the
representatives of the city's law depart
ment. As sonn as the approval of the commis
sion Is obtained, the work, which will cost
11.000,000 will be put under contract, giving
employment to many idle men in the
The authorization of the opening of the
ftreote was finally given by Councils In
an ordinance passed last spring and
signed by Mayor Blankenburg In July.
The negotiations Itading to the agreement
with the Rending for opening the blocked
streets were brought to a successful term
ination principally thiough the efforts of
Director Cooke, of the Department of
Public Works. The city's share of e
pensa In the $1,100.1.00 project will bo
TO ESTABLISH NEW CAR, LINE
Improved Facilities for Workers in
Spring Garden Section.
A new ear line operating on 29th. loth
and 10th streets and Arch street to Front
and Arch stiects will be established next
Sunday by tho Philadelphia Rapid Tran
The new trolley routes will be Installed
to afford Improved facilities to and from
schools and Industrial plants in the
Spring Garden section. -
Fasten fix rivet this in
your mind Pebeco defeats
Use Pebeco daily and you'll
have little worrying to do
about your teeth becoming
disfigured with cavities.
prevents tooth-ills by stop
ping ''Acid Mouth" the
95co cause of tooth decay.
Use Pebeco and you defeat
the "tearing-down" tactics of
"When Pebeco ac
tually dul what ordi
nary dentifrices failed
to do for me, I had
froojoi its virtue and
value. Saving teeth
is what counts. 'Safe
ty first' for me every
time. I'm strong for
htjirst the taste of Pebeco
may surprise you. But its
undisguised flavor is infinite
ly preferable to a ' 'confection
Pebeco costs more; comes
in extra-large tubes. Use one
third of a brushful only.
LEHN & FINK. New York
1 and 3 St. Helen Street
PLANT HERE BREAKS
ALL PORT RECORDS
FOR COAL HANDLING
Fifty-five Hundred Tons
Dumped Into Steamship's
Hold in Four Hours and a
Half by New Method.
Alt records for coal hanflllns at Ihli
port were broken when 6600 ton at carfro
nnd bunker conl were dumped Into the hold
ot the steamship Castle Bruco In four
hours and thirty minutes.
The vessel pulled up alongside the
Pennsylvania Italtroad coal docks at
Greenwich piers at 3 o'clock one morning
recently and the workof loading waa Im
mediately begun. At precisely 3 o'clock
in the afternoon tho Castlo Bruce was
ready for sea. Under ordinary conditions
she would have been ready an hour and
a half earlier, but this time was taken
In shifting the vessel about tho dock,
ami In It was Included also tho lunch
hour of the men on the Job.
Some years ago 4100 tons of coal were
loaded Into a vesel at this port In 14
Hours. This was considered a remark
able record throughout tho country. With
tho construction here Just one year ago
of the Eastern Coal Dock Company's coal
handllng plant there came a complet
revolution In the methods of handling
coal, and this port now Is the only one
on tho Atlantic coart capable of handling
a cargo of any size for transatlantlo
shipment by scientific handling methods.
Some Idea of the snvlng In time ef
fected by the coal dumper at Green
wich Point may be formed from the fact
that 30 ships of various tonnages can
be handled at the plant In one day and
tht a carload ot coal can be dumped
Into a vessel In about a minute and a
hnlf, as against an hour under tho old
method of loading. In handling the plant,
123 men now do the work It took 600
workmen to handle under the old system.
Tho first day the plant was put Into
operation six cars of coal were dumped.
Tho average now Is from 400 to 450 cars
a day, or more than 1300 tons an hour.
Greenwich yards have been for many
years tho point at which the Pennsylvania
Railroad has loaded Into ocean-going ves
sels the coal consigned fiom tho mines
along Its lines to foreign or coastwlso
ports. Until the new coal dumped was
Installed, ships were loaded entirely from
plors of the usual wooden trestle variety.
Into bins In these piers the coal la
dumped from hopper cars, thence being
discharged, by gravity, through wooden
chutes which direct the streams of coal
through tbe hatches of the vessel.
VhIlo this, under modern conditions,
is not the most economic and efficient
method of transferrins coal from tho
car3 to tho vessels, the additional ob
jection frequently is urged that by reaarn
of the sheer drop from the end of th
chute to the bottom of the hold a con
siderable amount of breakage necessarily
occurs, which brlugs about an appreciable
degree of deterioration In the quality ana
consequently In the value of the coal.
Tho new mechanical dumper is especially
designed to eliminate the possibility of
such breakage, being provided with a
chute of telescopic construction.
By means of cables which control Its
three members the length of this chute
may be adjusted to conform to tho depth
of any vessel, and, as a result the coal
pas.sea through the bottom of the hola
In a compact mass. As the hold becomes
filled the length of the chute Is shortened
and thus the coal, during the entire load
ing operation, flows, rather than drops.
Into the hold. The wooden piers, which
formerly constituted tho entire loading
facilities, now are employed only when
business Is so brisk that tho machine Is
unable to do all of the work. Tho plcra
are four In numbers; they have an aggre
gate capacity for loading 1S,00 gross
tons In 10 hours, while, by adding s.
night shift the capacity may be stretched
out to 25,000 tons.
The fellow that says he's
giving you something for
nothing is trying to put one
over on you! Value for
It's the recognition of
that truth which distin
guishes the practical, the
experienced man from the
Here are Pali and Winter
Suits, Fall and Winter
Overcoats that we look upon
as investments in good will!
They are $12, $15, $18, $20
Perry & Co., "n.b.t.
16th & Chestnut Sts.