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' CLOVER COHORTS
FACE HOT FIRE AT
' NEUTRALITY BOARD
'Bombardment Fast and Furi
' ous Maintained Through
out First Engagement of
Famous Dining Club.
They left the riollevue-Slratford earlv
this morning, nbout iro strong. Imbued
with the spirit of pence nml hospltnlltj
always evident after dinners of the
Clover Club tt might have been mid
night or a little after that the driver
'Club members would have pot nwa,
'but Frederick T. Chandler and some
other singers held the elevator's to join
'those who waited outside Iti singing the
laat Verse of "The Darby Ham" and all
.10 verses of "It's a Long Wa.v to Tip-
perary." Po the departure was detavi I
"a long time
. Thev called It a "neutrallt bnniet. '
but even the rules of war buckled and
'broke when It came time for tlu
heckling. Shots from all ever the Kre.it
east garden exploded about the heads
of the speakers, and the defenders of
club tradition smashed every salU nt
Sometime Governor Bunn. former '
Idaho, who sut with the General tnfT
near the front, banged his gavel hard
enough to be heard, but an one who
came to the neutrally banquet ccpcct-
lng to tetl the Clover Club nnv thing went
'down In the elevator after It was all
over with his delre unfulfilled.
WCLL SlTfATED FOR MEliK
The Neutrnllt.v Rnmiuet was the fli.
meeting and dinner o" th jnr It w u
held In the mysterious northeast said n
of the B'dlevue-Stratford, when, tie
vaulted roof throws sou-dtt around s
that no one can tell whre the mme
from. It was Just the place for a Clove
Club banquet Besieced sptak"- win
thought to answer questions olwav-. turn-
'ed their Are the wrong way anu rtn.illv
retired In disorder
There tia a lone ertretichment known
M the head table, w'.itre Governor
Junn and A. rf L. Shields, of the Jenral
Staff, were stationed flanking It on
both sides were the rl.:ht and left win-s
running all the way down the room ti
the field music, which plaved throughout
the engagement Th battle song w.13
that used r.v British soldiers now lighting
!n Europe, "It s a Long Wa to Tlp
rierary " When the field music began
plajing the battle sonc and the tllnets
Joined in the chorus no speaker had a
Two circular tables in front of the Gen
eral Stuff's entrenchments were the turmt
forts, w hich replied through Col Lewis U.
Beltler and other heavy artillery to am
thing that looked like a determined
speech. War correspondents sat near the
General Staff and turned over their dls
'patches to James S. McCartney, the Of
ficial Censor and Chief of Staff.
FORTIFIED FOR THE FRAY.
General McCartney mobilized the
Clover Club about 7 o'clock. All day
-the battle flag, a great four-lenf clover
on a white field, had hung outside the
Bellevue as a warning to non-combatants.
Before going Into action the
Clover Club had dinner at the trenches,
,as Governor Bunn and the General Staff
Bald they agreed with Napoleon a
soldier marches on his digestion, or
something like that
It was a very good dinner and so ar
ranged that all the allies and even the
enemy were represented J. Edward
Murphy, 'William Tindlay Brown, and
David J Smyth, of the commissary de
partment, had a menu which Included
"Russian" caviar. "Austrian" ovsters,
"Servian" snapper. "English" turbot,
"Irish" potatoes, "American" chicken,
Urussels" sprouts, "French" peas,
"German" asparagus, "Italian" dressing,
"Japanese" lce and "Turkish" coffee.
Two recruits had their baptism of fire
during the battle The were Thomas J.
Meagher and President Judge Charles
L. Brown, of the Municipal Court, whoso
uniforms, large red and green "Baby
Bibs," betrajed them as rookies
HEAVY VERBAL FIRE.
The heaviest fire came from the front
where Frederick T. Chandler was sta
tioned near the field music. He had the
Clover Club's silver grill before him and
reduced most of the speakers with a few
shots. Mr. Chandler was the only
soldier who had a real weapon. His
verbal lire was effective all through the
first part of the engagement and ac
counted for Dr. Charles C Turnhull and
several others who fought to be heard,
but towards the end when the room
crashed with the heavy fire directed by
the General Staff and the pounding of
.Governor Bunn'a gavel, ha unllmbered a
revolver and put Judge Howard Carrow,
of Camden, out of the engagement. Mr.
Chandler fired twice and scared even his
"Whit's that?" cried Governor Bunn.
"A Zeppelin, sir. ' replied A. S L.
Shields, who was seated near him.
searching the vaulted roof with a pair of
lroaginnrj Held glasses Two more shots
sounded and a gray cloud which Colonel
George G Pierie said was "a pall of
smoke hanging over the battlefield"
spread ow the tables and hid the
Chandler trenches from view
When thu battle opened Governor Bunn
aid thc would hear the experiences of
those who had been In the war zone He
called on Judge John M. Patterson, as
soon as Colonel Plerie had sung the
"Darby Ram," which always precedes
the Clover Club's sessions. Judge Pat
terson said he hadn't seen very much
ef the war, and A S L. Shields replied
that he didn't know then why Patterson
should go on talking Judge I'atterson
said he would go on when A S. L.
Shields had f nished Finally he did.
VETERAN POLICEMAN DIES
John Clunn, 3D Years In Service,
Succumbs to Illness.
John Clunn. a retired policeman, died
last night In the arms of his wife at
his home, at 1342 East Eyre street Clunn
retired last November, after serving JO
years as policeman at the 3d street and
Glrard avenue police station
Since his retirement, he had been suf
fering from acute Indigestion, which
caused heart failure Clunn Is survived
b his widow. Elizabeth, and a son and a.
daughter, both married
BRING BODY FROM ENGLAND
James A. Caldwell Will Be Burled in
The body of the late Jame A Caldwell,
who died recentl In England arrival
In New York today on board the Maure
tanla and was brought to Philadelphia
J E. Caldwell, a son. made a special
trip to England and accompanied his
father's body to this countr No definite
p ins have been made as jet lor the
ASSISTAUT MR.' FRANK
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DlSTRAr.rToSMPNTOE. VHOSE INTERPOLATIONS
Joseph p Rogers " set the
NEW TRIAL FOR SHAPPELL,
WHO SHOT AND KILLED WIFE
Judge Ralston, Who Tried Cnse, Files
H.irrv. Minppill, who "ns convicted in
the Court of Qer and Termlnet hist
April of murder In the Hi-st degree for
killing his wife. Ameli.i. In their home
on North Snlfotd Ktteet, on eptembf'- 15,
l.'!3, was granted a new trial today b.v
Judges Uregv and Harr.itt. Judge Ital
ston, before whom Shappell was trleil,
filed a diistntiug opinion.
James (!aj Goidon, Jr., icprtsentlng
Shuppell. asked for a new trial princl
pallv on the ground that the Common
wealth declliud to permit the defendant
to submit himself to an examination by
two phvslcians without doctors repre
senting the District Attorneys olllce be
ing present, nnd further, that the trial
Judge refused to Instruct the Jury on
manslaughter or the question of the de
fendant's refusal to go on the witness
In discussing renons for not concurring
with Judges Uregy and Barratt, Judge
"It has been held bv the Supreme Court
again and again that Instruction on man
slaughter need not be given in the ab
sence -of testimony that would reduce the
crime from murder to manslaughter It
is clear that tho killing of a woman bj
firing four shots through her body is
mumcr, and that In the absence of testi
mony to reduce the crime of manslaugh
ter the only question to determine Is
whether It Is murder of the fir-t or sec
ond degree '
AT TWO HOSPITAL COTS
Their Children Dying, Physicians
Fear, Following- Accidents.
Two mothers sat beside cots In the
Pennsjlvanla Hospital todav watching
with tesr-stnined faces their Injured chil
dren. According to pnyslclans at the hos
pital both children will die.
Herman Gaultlere, 3 eurs old, of 1191
Clymer street, tried to take a cup of hot
coffee from 1 table in the kiachen this
morning He knocked the cup over nnd
was senlded about the eyes and face.
nilxla 'iungeni. 3 years old. of SOS South
7th street, was left In the pantry of his
home by his mother He opened a box
containing pol'on nnd swallowed some of
PLEA, WHO KILLED MAN
Accused Contends He Fired Shot Un
A ptea of -.elf-defense was made by
Fred W Murph. of 813 Xorth ISth street,
a watchman for the Standard OH Com
paly, to day. when he was arraigned be
fore Coroner Knight charged with shoot
ing and killing Charles Field, 35 years
old, of 111 Mantua avenue, on October 6,
at 13th and H.u-o streets
Murphy tettltled that Field nsked him
for a match According to Murphy, Field
pointed a revolver at him when he failed
to find nnv matches in his pokcet.
"I shot in self-dcfns,e," said Murphy,
"f thought Field was going to kill me,
so I decided to protect mself "
Murphy wab held to await the action of
the Grand Jury
CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
Positions Open for Stenographers,
Agriculturists and Ga3 nspectors.
Announcement was made today of an
open rompettt'vo examination for posi
tions as stenographers, agriculturists and
gas Inspectors, w hich will be held by the
t'nlted ritates Civil Service Commission
this month and durlnij the latter part of
November. The examinations will take
place In Room M of tho PostofTlce Build
ing. According to members of the commis
sion, male stenographers are In great de
mand 1h examination of stenographers
will take place on October 27. and the
salary Is T6 a month Successful candi
dates will be assigned to Washington
MAN ACCUSED OF ROBBERY
Studs Found In Room Correspond
With Those Stolen.
The robbery of the apartment of R B
Hamilton, 3d. vice president of the Phila
delphia Rapid Transit Company, at 400
South 15th street, and F II Benston,
steward at the Cedar Park Race Track,
resulted In the arrest of Leo Taylor
Special Policemen Macbeth and Lyford
of the 12th and Pine stieets station, ar-
rested Talor on suspicion after finding I
ihree of Benston 9 studs m Taylor's room,!
at Ml South 12th street He was hrld '
under JSOO bail for court b Magistrate .
Hagerty today, J
EVENING LEDGERPniLADELPHIA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER
AND GUESTS AT CLOVER CLUB'S "NEUTRALITY
table w a roar.
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,"Sk fntum.y' . . - vva.. yi 'v -
;S ARCH KIDDE.R.AND HIS l
i HONOLULU WIRELESS
1 IS ORDERED CLOSED
! FOR AIDING ALLIES
United States Demands Ex
planation of Marconi Com
pany for Giving Informa
tion of German Warship.
WASHINGTON", Oct. 16. Acting Secre
tory uf the Navy Hoosevelt today dliectcd
that the Marconi wireless station at Hon
olulu, Hawaiian Islands, be closed within
H hours, unlers satisfactory explanation
for an alleged breach of neuttallty Is
given bv the Marconi Company
The Navy Department today received a
dispatch from Hear Admiral Moorp, rom
mandant of the Naval Station at Hawaii,
stating that Immediately after the ar
rival at Honolulu of the German gunboat
Gelcr. and during the temporal y absence
of the naval censor, tho Marconi Whelms.
Company sent a wireless message an
nouncing the nrrlval of the Geler.
TOUCH NO RUM FUND
Ciintlnued from Page One
literature The largest item In Its
primarv campaign expenses was for pub
lishing and distributing a ,12-pngo booklet.
In which the life nnd record of the senior
Senator were told from a favorable View
point. Independent Republicans In the Union
League, among whom was William W
Porter, ex-Judge of tho Superior Court of
Pennsylvania, stnrted a movement last
March for the formation of a committer
of citizens to assist in financing Doetr.i
Brumbaugh's campaign Independently of
the tainted Penrose fund, and t j take
the htump for Doctor Ilrumbaugh this
fall The men active In this movemen'
had supported Senator Penrose in the
past, but this year had declined 10 sijn
his nomination papers or to assist him in
The movement for a citizens' committee
to assist Doctor Brumbaugh In bis enm
palgn spread rapidly, and when the Brum
baugh Citizens' Committee was an
nounced a month ago lending citizens of
all pnrtles and men prominent n ever,
section of Pennsylvania were enrolled as
This committee assumed charge of rais
trig .ind expending the funds for Imt..r
Brumbaugh's personal campaign on
tributtons to Doctor Brumbaugh's . air,
palgn fund w re made by tho most prnm
Itient members of the committee, all uf
whom are personal friends of the candl
date I.ouls J Kolb, as treasurer of th--tommlttee,
was placed In chargo of the
NO WQUOR FUND KOR BRUMBAUGH
In the meantime the activity of the
brewers and liquor dealers In the In
terest of Senator Penrose had become at
least partly known. The Democratic and
Washington party opponents of Doctor
Brumbaugh, In an effort to make him
appear as the liquor candidate, then
started to spread innuendoes broadcast,
intimating that part of the liquor fund
was being spent by Doctor Brumbuugh.
Attempts were made openly to tie Doctor
Brumbaugh up with Senator Penrose as
a beneficiary of the liquor campaign fund
Doctor Brumbaugh heard of this while
he was at Wellsboro on September 30.
He sent a close personal friend to Phila
delphia to notify the Republican State
Committee that he would not accept any
financial assistance from that body in
his personal campaign.
On the following day, when he was at
Tovvanda, Doctor Brumbaugh received
word that the State Committee would
spend no money for his personal cam
paign. The Republican State Committee, said
Mr Kolb tdflay. has given no financial
assistance to Oottor Brumbaugh In Mi
personal campaign The activity of the
State organization, which Is supposed to
direct the campaigns of all of the Repub
lican candidates, said Mr. Kolb, has been
confined to distributing some Brumbaugh
pictures through the various county com
mittees, and to printing and distributing
general State ticket literature and Doe
tor Brumbaugh s picture on a placard
with the pictures of the other Republican
Doctor Brumbaugh s traveling ex
penses, the expenses of the Brumbaugh
headquarter, the cost ot printlas and
THE DARBY BAM SEEMS
distributing the Bitimbaugh lltcrnttite and
the other publlcltj work are being paid
for bv the Brumbaugh Citizens' Com
mittee, nt whos disposal personal frMnda
of Doctor Biumbaiigh have placed con
tributions," said Mr. Kolb.
nxri:Nsi:s paid by riunNDS.
"Tho Republican State Committee Is
not paying one cent of Doctor Brum
baugh's personal campaign expenses,
The contributions to his campaign fund
have come from personal friends, so
that when elected ho will not be entan
gled In any way. The money Is spent
only for his traveling expenses, for print
ing and distributing campaign literature,
nnd for publicity work, and only In a
wtrlotlv legitimate way."
Doctor Brumbnugh's personal friends,
through the Brumbaugh Citizens' Com
mittee, he snld, arc pacing the expenses
of the Hrumbaugh headquarters In the
Lincoln Building, at Broad street and
South Penn square, nnd have pnld for
the Brumbaugh banner that Is stretched
across Hroud street in front of the head
qunrters, and for tho Brumbaugh litera
ture that has been distributed among
the voters of Pennsylvania.
The Republican candidate for Governor
has ,ilso shown his independence of the
Republican State Committee In his cam
paign tours. He kicked over the traces
eaily In the campaign, nnd Is the first
Republican cnudldate for many years to
tlliect his own itinerary.
It has been the custom of the Repub
lican State Committee for ninny cam
paigns to draw up the Itineraries for
tho leading candidates, nnd the candi
dates in the past have carefully followed
the Itineraries framed by the State Com
mittee. From the first week Doctor Brumbnugh
has refused to permit the State Commit-'
teo to dliect his campulgn In this re
hpect, as well ns financially. When the
views of tho officers of the State Com
mittee have coincided with those of Doc
tor Brumbiugh, the gubernatorial candi
date has followed the Itinerary drawn up
b them When he has thought thnt his
pn snee wns more badly needed in an
oth r p.trt of the State, he hus stumped
through tho counties he has selected.
STEPHEN W. WHITE
Railway official in the service of the
Pennsylvania Katiroaa company as
secretary for its affiliated lines for 39
years, who died today,
STEPEN W, WHITE DIES
Well-known Hallway Official Suc
cumbs Today at His Home.
Stephen W. White, well-known railway
official and former secretary of the
Northern Central Railway, died at his
residence 1323 South Broad street today.
Mr White was born in this city In
1510 and graduated from the Central
High School with the '53 class, a bachelor
arts. Not long after his alma mater gave
him the degree of Master of Arts Hav
ing become an expert stenographer, he
was appointed at, private secretary to
Jay Cooke when the famous banker was
in the height of his career
In Januar), 1 ST5, he entered the railway
service as secretary of the Northern Cen
tral Railroad, where he made an enviable
reputation. In addition to this office he
was made assistant secretary of the
Pennsylvania Company, the Pittsburgh,
Cincinnati and St. Louis Railway Com
pany, thus virtually completing his con
nection over the entire system of the
Pennsylvania lines west of Pittsburgh.
Mr White was a member of the Union
League, the Historical Society of Phila
delphia, the New England Society and
the Associated Alumni of the Central
High School and many literary and re
ligious societies He was also known as
an excellent linguist and the author of
French and German translations.
Mr. White js survived by his widow.
C III 111
J v EUROPEAN CAPITALS
IM PUBLIC UTILITIES ANO
OCAT - GETTEl PERSONAL LIBERTY"
IN ONE BIG LEAGUE,
Leaders of Tentative Asso
ciation Meet in Pittsburgh
to Discuss a Scheme of Na
PITTSBURGH, Oct. 18.-For the pur
pose of merging all the women's clubs In
the United States Into a national associa
tion, tho League of Organizations of
Women of the United States held a meet
ing at the Hotel Schcnley this morning.
The league is a tentative association,
formed a year ago at Washington. The
I temporary officers are: President, Mrs.
Percy V. Pennybncker, who is president
of the General Federation of Women's
Clubs; vice president, Mrs. Kate Waller
Barrett, who Is president of the National
Council of Women, and secretary. Mrs.
Philip N. Moore, who represents the As
sociation of Collegiate Alumnae.
Mrs, Moore, chairman of the Committee
on Membership, said that the merging of
all women's clubs In the United States
depended on tho reports made by the
various committees. Mrs. Moore said that
out of the 22 national organizations in the
United States, 15 had consented to join
the League of Organizations of Women
of tho United States.
The officers of tho 15 organizations
which have consented to merge appointed
three delegates each to nttend the meet
ing at the Hotel Sehenlcy today. Mrs
Moore said the name of the new organiza
tion may be changed to the Council of
National Organizations of Wpmen.
The purpose of the new organization Is
of national character nnd the now body
will consider vital subjects In reference to
women and children.
The executive committee chose Wilkes
Barre as the city when the next annual
meeting of the Federation will be held.
SAN GIULIAN0, ITALIAN
FOREIGN MINISTER, DEAD
Was Chief Supporter of Triple Al
liance in Cabinet.
ROME. Oct. IS.
Marquis dl San Glullano, the Italian
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Is dead.
The death of the Foreign Minister was
not unexpected, but it Is believed th,t It
will have a potent effect on the present
European war. He has steadfastly op
posed Italy taking up arms agnlnst Its
treat companions, Germany and Austria,
and has Insisted that, Inasmuch as popu
lar opinion was opposed to Italy living up
to treaty obligations because of the deep
seated enmity of the Italians to the Aus
trlans. It should maintain an attitude
of complete neutrality He has been de
scribed several times lately as the safety
valve which has prevented Italy joining
In the general bloodshed.
Antonio Paterno Castello, Marquis of
San Gulllano, was born In Catania, Italy,
December 10, 1852. In 1882 he became a
member of the Chamber of Deputies, serv
ing there until 14 He was then pro
moted to the Senate, leaving there when
he was named as Ambassador to England,
where he served from 1006 ao 1J10, at which
time he became Minister of Foreign Af
fairs, LOCAL FIRMS PLAN TO AID
SOUTH IN COTTON SITUATION
Favor IProJect of 9180,000,000 Pool
to Bellere Condition,
Letters will be sent today to promi
nent local firms asking their aid to re
lieve the cotton crop situation This
step Is the result of a meeting held a.
few days ago by local business men at
the Manufacturers' Club.
A committee appointed by the organi
zation favored a, project for a HW.CCOCOO
pool to loan mone on cotton at the
basis of cents a puond. Should such a
plan fall, however, it Is planned to Join
the "buy-a-bale" movement.
The committee Is composed of the fol
lowing: Ernest T. Trigg, of John F.
Lucas & Co., Wallace D. Simmons, presi
dent Simmons Hardware Company;
Nathan T. Folwell, of Folwell Brothers
A. Co , Frank S Evans, of Strawbridge
& Clothier; Alba B Johnson, president
of Baldwin Locomotive Works, and
William A, Law, vice president of the
First National Bank.
IJ.50 IIARPKRS lr-EimY, W. VA. AND
ItETLllN, UAI.TIMOUK OHIO K. 1U,
SUNDAY. OCTOUEK 1UTU.
11m historic spot cf America la Autumn follies-
Special trsln from 34th A Chutnut 8U.
Button 8 A. U., 60th St. 8:09 A. U.J.tJr i
CLOTHING AND CASH GIVEN
. IN AID OF BELGIAN POOR
Many Contributions Received for
War Relief Fund.
Twenty-two hundred nnd clRhty-flve
pieces of clothlnff Is the tally of dona
tlons received at the Uryn Mawr llead
Inp Itoom to date, nccordlns to the com
mittee organized by Mrs. Paul Hage
mnns, wlfo of the Belgian Consul Ocn
era!, CT.7 Woodbind fttenue. Ovefbrook.
Contributions jesterday received at VOW
North B3d stieet, a bulldliiR put at the
disposal of Mrs. tlagemnns throuBh tho
courtesy of Wendell & Smith, Included
461 mtrmeiiH nnd 200 with whlcll to buy
The committee, which Is headed by
Mrs., llagemans, Mlsi I'auletlo lt.igo
man's and Mrs. F. Sares, chairman of
ho Mnfn Line Committee, announces
that the Bid street building will be open
for contributions until October 22. Arti
cles to be donated from Overbrook nnd
vicinity ato being delivered free t
charge through tho courtesy of the Gal
lagher Moving Company.
Paul llagemans, tho Hclglnn Con'til
General, who t president of tho Helglan
Hellef Tttiid for Destitute Non-Combnt-nnts,
has been particularly successful In
Ills effort'? to obtain contributions, ns
shown by the statement of Charles f
Harrison, Jr., & Co., Lafayette llulld
Ing, treasurers of the fund, who acknowl
edged receipt of tho following contribu
tions! Previously reported ?S2fl'i.riS
MIbs Mjrn 11. Onllowny n.Dii
E, Waller, Itloomiburp, Pa.. ,, !! tm
Allen T. Dixon 1"
Cnsh 1 "I'
Mrs. H. Hums Weston 1.'
William F. Dreer, nomont. Pa Iihi.IM)
Mrs. Wllllom P. Dreer. Iloemont. Pft. IOO.IMI
Mrs. Hilen S. Hortmnn, Itndnor. Pa..
A P. Houston, fJonlesvllle
M' Afuri T.tnul
1 M. A. MrKnlcht
I Mrs lrtor C. Mather, ltaverford..,
11 H. W
Jfimes It, Denis, Chester, Pa
1 Mist, Mnr M. ttmrelt, I.nnmlowne. Pa.
Mrs. Chns. Rlnnkkson, Rosemont.
A reader of the Kenlne TelcRrnph..
A S. Fenlmore . . .
Mri. Itnnnnh Perot lllch.inlson
I C. I,. I
Kiitniieui i-. rnvior
.Mrs. John Totter Murphy
Total "n.1S!l ss
Hlnc3 the nbove list was made up. pome
further iiitiscrlptlnni hnve been received whlcll
will be duly acknowledged.
MAN WHO KILLED MOTHER
LAUGHS AT HIS ACCUSERS
Neighbor Says Assailant Was De
ranged at Times,
A desire to see blood flow seemed to be
tho principal reason, according to Edwntd
Smith, of 16G Atlantic street, when he
killed his old mother, Mary, with an nxe.
At an Inquest Into the case today
Smith laughed and talked In the
Coroner's Court, while the police and
neighbors told what they knew of tho
Policeman Wngle, of the Front and
Westmoreland streets station, who ar
rested Smith, said he found the prisoner
shaving himself with n knife while his
Injured mother lay beside him on the
floor. The woman died at tho Episcopal
According to Nngle, Smith confessed
that ho struck his mother twice. Police
man Heck said thnt the prisoner boasted
of his deed when brought to tho stntlon,
nnd wild he struck his mother because
she Insisted upon coming Into the parlor
while he was cleaning the room.
Marie Brnssey, a neighbor, of Id street
and Glenwood avenue, said Smith some
times became mentntly deranged She
nlso said that while suffering from one
of these spells two years ago Smith
tried to drown himself.
Smith was held to nwalt the action of
the Grand Jury
NEARLY LOST VOTE
WHEN HE WOULDN'T
TELL HIS WEIGHT
Flynn Thought the Registra
tion Commissioners Were
"Joshing" Him War
bound Folk Put on List.
Philip H. Flynn, of 3S09 North Gth
street, almost lost his last chance to
line up for a vote at the next election
when he beenme Indignant toda nt ques
tions of the Board of Reglstratiotf3com
mlssloners and refused to tell his
Flynn was out of town on all three
registration days and was getting nlong
famously In the formal examination until
one of the commissioners nsked him his
weight. The would-be voter thiight it
was n joke and smiled. Then the ques
tion was repeated und Fljnn smiled
When the questiun was put to him a
third time Flvnn stopped smiling and Ws
fentures assumed a mantle of digntt. He
refused to nnswer, thinking the commis
sioners were trj Ing to "Josh" him.
After he had teen told that Ills applica
tion for registration was declined, Flynn
stormed out of the olllce muttering dire
threats. A few minutes later he returned,
having sought and found Information, told
the commissioners he wis iorry, and,
after giving them his weight, the color
of his ees and other marks of Identifica
tion, he was registered.
Probably the best excuse offered to
the board was the one given by Jacob
Kramer, of Howard and Cumberland
streets. He made a trip to Germany on
pleasure. He expected to be away four
weeks. War was declared, and It was
two months before Kramer could find a
ship to carry him home. He spent most
of the time in a small German port,
where 1O.OC0 prisoners were quartered.
He will be allowed to vote. Such Is
not the case of John McCartney, of 1318
Manton street. He saw what the effect
the narrative of Kramer had on the
board, and eald he, too. wan out of town
on tho laBt registration day. He was
asked where and he said that he was
visiting In Camden. He will not vote
William Hrooke Rawle, of 230 South Hd
street, waa In England when war was
declared and said he had difficulty in
getting back as toon as he did. Even
then he waa too late to register. Mr
Rawla was registered by the board Su
was Dr. John K. Mitchell, of 1730 Spruce
street, who was on a vacation on the
days of registration.
CAN'T DO RIGHT, HE SAYS,
BECAUSE OF JAIL RECORD
Prisoner Tells Judge People Are Al
ways Hefusing to Employ Him.
Joseph Turner told Judge Little In
Quarter Sessions Court today that It was
Impossible for him to lead a good life
when people weie constantly casting up
hl prison record and refusing to employ
On the charge of passing fraudulent
chechs for about 1300 he will erve six
months In the county prison When ha
is released he will be returned to the
Eastern Penltentlar to serve five years
Of n unfinished sentence He waa out
on parole. The original sentence was
also for passing worthless checks.
NEW, WIN APPLAUSE
Parade at Wilmington To
day One of Most Spectacu
lar of Old Home Week
WILMINGTON. Del., Oct J6.-,Carrv.
Ing prized horns, the relics of former
days, and with breasts ablaze with
medals, won by heroic deeds, more than
1500 volunteer firemen marched here thU
nfternoon In the most spectacular pi.
rnde of Its kind ever seen In Wilmington
Headed by bands, the 12 Wilmington
nnd several visiting companies marched
past the reviewing stntftl. They were
greeted by enthusiastic applause. Beld
many old time hand engines, there were
more than 30 of tho latest type of motor
apparatus, representing Wilmington's
newest equipment. The contrast was Im
pressive. Tho volunteer firemen have been the
pride of this city for many years. More
than 00 per cent, of the WUlmlngtOn Fire '
Department apparatus Is motor-drive,
nnd the equipment Is considered one of
the best In the country. All the firemen
nto volunteers. "
Motor lire engines, combination hosi
carts, nnd even the huge ladder trucks,
were gaily decorated with flowers and
bunting. Cach company tried to outdo
the other In decorations and the result
was decidedly artistic. ,
All the companies carried the Stars and
Stripes and the compnny colors. Thl
bnnds, the martial music, the red motor
trucks nnd the "old timers" fired the city
with enthusiasm. ,
Many firemen appeared In line wearing
the volunteer firemen's hata and the far
famed red shltts nnd belts, whllo others
wore the regulation blue uniforms. The
i'"". silver norns were in nu cases flllri
Chief Marshal Patrick Me'glll lead the
parade. Spvcial grny-halrcd Veteran!
now too old for active service, were In
tho parnde and were greeted with iK.
plnuso Among them were!
"Bobbv" Sterner, 73 years old, a veteran
of the Ilco Hive fire of 1STT; Daniel O'Ntll
age 40, a veteran of the Fire Department
und the Civil War, Joseph Rcbman, fu,
73, and Mnthew Rogers, who Is hearlni
the SO mnik. ,
The Water Witch Company NO. 6 mai
a fine showing. The company Is tali
to hold the world's record for speed mad
at n test here Inst September. The mem
bers made every effort to make a (lni
nppeurnr.ee today nnd were entirely iat
cessful. The visiting companies also showed 19
to good advantage. The Neverslnk pit
Company, of Rending, led by Chief Mar.
shal Charles Khman, received their dot
share of applause. Among the other visit
ing companies were: The Robin Hose,
Company, Chester, which made a flat
showing; the Good Will Flro Company,
New Cartle. and the Friendship Company,
Among the Homo Week visitors who
have nrrived are A. F. Fathcrglll, Cleve
land: -Miss Ethel K. Willey, Seaford, Del.;
Mr. nnd Mrs. Jnraei C, Sands, Washing
ton, D. C ; Mr. H. M. Miller. Albany, Ga.;
Mr. and Mrs. P. Alexander, Topsham,
Me., and Mrs Bertha S. Ruthrauff, Phila
delphia. Governor Miller, Mayor Howell, Secre
tary of State Thomas W. Miller; members
of the Old Home Week Committee rind
members of the Legislature entertained
nt the Hotel Dupont this afternoon before
Tho Mardl Grns nnd street carnival,
which has been looked forward to all
week. Is scheduled for tonight. The
event will prove the crowning success of
the entire Old Home Week celebration.
The program Includes a parade of mors
than 2000 mummers. Hundreds will be,
masked and ammunition galore has been
secured for the confetti battle.
Among the prizes offered arc:
Fifty dollars for the club or society hr.
Ing the l.ircest number In line.
Twenty-five dollars for the club or lOdetr
having the net uniform In line.
Tnenty-nie dollars for the cluh or soc!tr
having the best cnmlc club In line.
Ten dollars for the largest female club la
Una rlHfni- nr tvntlflnp
Ten dollar for the largett baseball club In g
Ten dollars for the baseball club havlni tht
moit comical suits.
rive dollars for the manager of th base
ball tlub having largest number In line.
Tt-n dollars for the club, society or Indlrldml
having the best comic float In line.
Tomorrow will see the automobile pa
rade, and the week's celebration will
close nt night with a spectacular water
FOR EXTORTING MONEY
Convicted of Obtaining $00 Prom
Woman by Blackmail.
Clinton Rrugler. a former city fireman.
was convicted In Quarter Sessions Court
today of extorting money from Mri.
Katherlne Dlack. 5521 Osago avenue, ana
was sentenced by Judge Little tp a term
of three jears in tho Eastern Peniten
tiary. Rrugler, who Is married, was at
tached to a flro company house near Mr.
Hlack's home, and they became acquaint
id Last summer Mrs, Dlack said h
casually remarked to Rrugler that h
was going to spend an afternoon In Fs(r"
mount Park. Without an Invitation from
her, he met her In the Park and used th
meeting as a means to blackmail her
He obtained Jewelry and cash from her
to the amount of ICO.
Rrugler has an extensive crimln.l
record. He Is now 31 years old and for tlu
last 10 or 12 years stems to have been J
almost constant conflict with the poll"
of different cities. He was discharged
from orison In Jeffersonvllle, Missouri, It
Bis, coming to this city and getting
appointment as a fireman. He told A'
slstant District Attorney Rogers that h
resigned from the Fire Department
Eva Cohen, who was seriously Injured
In a collision between trolley oars Q'
Sentembcr 3. 100S, at 5th and Christian
streets, was awarded 5000 damage' E
against the Philadelphia Rapid Trana"
Company today by a Jury before jrw
dent Judge Rregy. Her plalm was pre
sented by Henry J Scott, while Sldnfl
Young represented the company whlefc
admitted liability. The Question deter
mined was the extent of compensation
to be awarded.
EBERLE ESTATE $103,000
Germnntown Man's Property to Go W
Widow Other Wills Probated.
The estate of Charles S Eberle. late of
6WK Greene street, Germantown, estimated
to exceed 1103,000, will go to the widow,
Mnrv A II tfhprt, a unn .Tnfleoh H'
I'beile. and grandchildren of the decedent
Thfa ulll ti'nn mlmltt.l tn nmhn.j, today
Other wills aro Margaret L. Lute, riaot
Cluster avenue, whose estate amounts-
WOflO. Maria Ward, 1237 South 4ib?
street, U6.S0O. George M Barr.- ivto-oW
at Sea Isle City. N J., tS5T5,tj Gf'
Hinder, northeast corner llttv-apd JI
son streets, 13000, Andrew JL Ceaover, IW
Pennsgrove street, $6300 Garollne
Mayers, 1W North 2ath strtJSS4r. J
6 Shoemtker. 3112 Ffanhord venu
WiO Sarah T Vendergrlft, 6300 GrBI
street, 12000. ,, .
Personal property -e ?lafla. K, Kol
ua.8 ueea appraised at Hef