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VOL. I-NO. 133
PHILADELPHIA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1914.
COPtRtaHT, 1014, St TJtE Ftcmo Lbdoeb COVPAJir.
MEN TO DEVELOP
Discuss Plans for Future at
Closing Session of Annual
With Mayor's Suggestion.
The development of the electric motor
and Its future possibilities was tho prin
cipal topic of discussion nt the closing
eesslon of the tlf tit .innunl convention of
the Klectrlc Vehicle Association of Amer
ica In the Bellavue-Strntfonl today.
"The invention of the Iron-nickel bat
tery by IMIsorr In 1901." snld II. S Bnld
ln, In an address, "nilded a new and
Valuable fuctor to the electric vehicle In
dustry through the use of entirely oppo
i'te elements and material" from those
previously employed, an alkaline solution
Instead of an acid: stei Instead of rub
ber, and steel In the place of lead
"These elements gnve gt enter strength
nnd lightness, nnrt paved the way for
a period of development that lnsted until
lDuS, when the present type of battery
wus perfected and given to the public'
Mr. Baldwin snld that Philadelphia
may well he considered the cradle of
the electilc vehicle In Its modern form
Morris and Kalonie. of this city, built a
fltorawe battery automobile in 1S3I. that
won the geld medal In the Times-Hcr.tld
automobile race In Chicago In 1M'5 for
the best shutting niacin for safety, .iso
of control. aWnce of noise, vibration,
heat or odor, cleanliness and general ex
cellence of design and workmanship.
DISCUSS MAYOR'S PUC1GK.STIO.V.
Since Mavor Hlankenburg, In his ad
dress at the opening of the convention.
eald that he wished some bright mind
would Invent a machine to recharge the
batterj of an electric automobile while
it was going, the members have been
discussing th future possibilities of such
Today T It. Pchoepf. In his tall: on the
"Effects from the Utilization of the
Kinetic Energy of an Ekctrlc Vehicle,"
raid that by actual experiments In Pitts
burgh he had succeeded In recharging the
battery of an electric motorcar while the
car was In motion to such an extent that
the mileage of the batury was Increased
about 20 per cent.
In Its present state of development
Schoepf said that the extent of the re
charge Is dependent on the hills over
which th car travels. The recharging de
vice is attached to the brnlc and does
Its recharging while the car Is on a down
PHILADni.PHIAN' AN OFFICER.
PhtUidelphians weie pleased with the
nomination of Walter H Jackson, of this
city, for vice president of the associa
tion. Other officers nominated were:
John F. Gilchrist, of Chicago, president:
H. H. Edwards, of Xew York, treasurer;
Frank W. Smith, of New Yoik, the re
tiring president, Charles Bllzard, of
Philadelphia, E. P. Chalfont, of Chicago,
and J. H. McGraw, of Xew York, were
nominated for directors. The nominees
were unopposed and they will be elected
at the cloo of today's session.
E. R. Wr'.tney, f) C Fenner nnd Rob
ert B, Grove delivered addresses on the
work of the association at the morning
Women attending the convention vis
ited the navy ard this morning. Their
program for this afternoon included a
visit to tho points of historical Interest
In the city. Electric automobiles were
furnished by the Philadelphia members
to take them on their sightseeing tours.
The delegates sent the following tele
gram to Thomas A Edison, who Is mak
ing nn automobile trip with his family
to Detroit to visit Henrv Ford, president
of the Foid Motor Company:
"The Blectrb- Vehb So Association of
America defies to tongratulnto you upon I
the fact that vour services to mankind
have been recngntjod In the slectlon ot ,
October 21 as 'Kdibon Dav.' Your con- ,
tributlon to tho arts nnd sciences are i
too innumerable to be catalogued. This
association desires on behalf of tho in
dustry which It represents to thank you ,
for all that ou have done to make the ,
electric vehicle possible and economical,
with the hope that vour efforts will not '
be relaxed until tho electric vehicle reigns j
A. A. N'lms and r r Lincoln addressed I
the afternoon session and the convention '
adjourned after the leading of a paper
on "The Industrial Truck" by J. C. I
Bartl'tt, of PhKad-'.phla
MORE GERMANTOWN THEFTS
Kobbtrs Entered Throe Places Xast
JHght, But Ohtained Little.
Despite the vigilance of the German
town police and the efforts of detectives
tfrcrn the Central Station, robberies con
tinue In Oermatitovvn. Three homes In
tlie neighborhood of Morton street and
Church lane were entered last night and,
although the thieves obtained little, they
left no clew to their IditiHty.
The tlrat house entered was that of Pat
Tick Morris, Sl t'hurch lane, but after
cutting their wav through a screen door
and opening a sround-tiour window, the
thieves gave up the attempt upon finding
the house guarded by a dog, and went
next door to the home of Hugh Edwards.
Here the burglars obtained 12 from a
child's bank. Not satisfied with this, they
went to the pharmacv of Paynter Snyder.
Church lane and Morton street, where
they obtained $20 from a cash register
sad a bicycle.
BABY SCALDED BY TEA
Condition Serious After Child "Upset
Cup at Table, I
Abraham Dranefbo, 1 year old, 3911
Is'orth Hrt street, became impatient at '
)il breakfast thU morning when he ,
couldn't reach a cup of tea on, the oppo-
cite side of the table. He pulled the table
cloth until the tea arrived in. front of '
him, while the other die he clattered to
the floor. Put the baby miscalculated,
and the tea upset, scalding his body and i
legs. . I
I1U mother carried the baby to the
plVomari Homeopathic H capital. Ills con
Allien Is serious
"young Republicans in Rally Tonight
The Young Republicans of tse 4lh
Ward will have a banner raising and
rally at their headquarters, 54d street
and Haxel avenue, tonight at a o cluck i
The candldetee In the district George P ,
iJerrcw. for Congres Kdward II Pat- .
ton tor the State Senate, and William j
"Walsh and John McCllncock. for Jhe
1 ,, stature will address the meeting
Several prominent speaker from the cen
U4 headquarter ! hjive )n .cir1
Top row, left to right Jackson Marshall, executive secretary; Fred M. Kimball, General Electric Company, Boston; Frank W. Smith, president,
and Day Baker, of Boston, treasurer. Bottom row Alvah W. Young, Public Service Corporation, Camden, N. J.; Frank J. Stone, Boston, Mass.; A. Mans
field, Boston, and Harvey R. Robinson, New York.
STRIPES OF HONOR
RIPPED OFF JACKET
OF ACCUSED SAILOR
Charge of Robbery Ends
Years of Distinguished
Service for Member of the
A former snilor In the United States
navy, once lauded by his superiors and
admired and respected by his fellows, but
now bowed with disgrace and stripped of
his honors, stood In the prisoner's dock in
Central Station today, accused ot assault
and battery and robbery of a citizen.
IIs is Joseph Barsottl. 1108 Wrlghuwood
avenue. Chicago, late of the battleship
Missouri, now lvlng at anchor nt the
PhlladmphU Navy Yard. Th victim of
Barsotti's alleged assault, D Lynn Mn
gruder. lift, seriously ill nt his home in
Uryn Mavvr. He was represented In court
todav by a brother and on attorney.
Rureottl and Alvin P. Mack, of Ches
tr, were held without ball by Magis
trate. Renshaw on the charge of assault
arid battery and highway robbery. Both
men, together with William Ummertz, a
chauffeur, of 650 North 12th street, were
ntrcstfd in connection with the Magru
Tho detectives say the sailor confessed
his guilt to them In a moment of confi
dence several days ago. Mr. Magruder
was robbed in Falrmount Park on the
morning of October 13 while riding In a
taxlcab Barsottl. Alvin Mack, of Chea
ter, and lllinm Emmetz. a chauffeur.
are under arrest. Another man is being
Yesterday Detectives Walters and Mcr
Glnn went to Leagwi Island. They say
a watch valued at 1500, tallying with a
description of one said to have been
stolen from Mr Magruder, was found In
Later In tho day the. sailor was sum
moned before his superiors. Still later
he was ordered on deck. Ills fellow
sailors of the Missouri stood about at
attention and gazed nueerly at Barsottl
Captain Walleraon read the charge
against the once honored member of his
crew. Barsottl hung his head.
There was a silence as the master at
arms was ordered to rip the service stripes
from Barsotti's sleeve and remove from
his coat other decorations of honor. The
sound of the knife as it ripped threads
which held down stripes representing
joars of honorable furvlce could be plain
ly heard b each member of the crew
When th last derorntion had ben re
moved and the sleeves hung bare save
for the little threads blown about by
the wind, Barsottl heard his dishonorable
dismissal from the navy read to the men
assembled. Then a large mark was made
with r4 Ink on hU discharge papers and
the man ordered to march from the ship
Det active Walters and McGinn witnessed
With never t glance to the right or left
liariutti was escorted down the gang
plank, over the gravel road to the Kates
of the nav ard. and pushed out Then
the detective arrekted him
The capture of Barsottl was due to work
oa the part of Sergeant James Martin, an
aid In Captain Cameron's oHlce, and Spe
cial Policeman O'Neill, of the Jith and
Winter streets station
After the robbery O'Neill ferreted out
the chauffeur and sot from him a pocket
book belonging to Mr Magruder The
chauffeur said he found It on the door of
hi taxlcab and that he had no band in
Several dvs ago Alvln Mack telephoned
from I'hestir to the ofHre of Captain
Cameron caving ho ..nil tell w uj had
Mr Magruder wat. h S-r-ceant Martin
atrsnerFil and ndmrr) J8 k tr. r .me t,
Philadelphia It wii 'n tins n-i thtt It"
1dntiM of the sailor w-i established
HEADS AND BRAINS OF
FIREMEN QUICKLY CHECK
FLAMES IN CENTRAL ZONE
Prompt Discovery of Early Morning
Fires Prevent Serious Damage,
i Two fires during the early morning
hours summoned firemen in the central
part of tho city, but In each case tho
I prompt discovery prevented serious
The tirst fire occurred shortly after mid
night in the shop of William Miller, a
manufacturing jeweler, 7JL Sansom street.
1 While the origin of the blaze Is unknown,
It btarted beneath nrr asbestos work
i bench In ihe rear of the stoic, and the
prompt work of tiromen of Unglnc Com
pany No. 2 prevented the (lames from
i s,pr"aillng to a safe nearby In -which $15,000
worth of diamonds and Jewelry vvcro
Hundreds of peanuts got an unexpected
roasting when (Ire stnrted In tho flvc
story building of Lummls & Co., 118 North
I Delaware avenue. Lieutenant McBrlde,
of the Fourth nnd Itace streets station,
who was making a round of his district
I iltscovered the fire as he was passing tho
I place and sent in an nlarm. The flames
were confined to the first floor, and tho
i members of the firm say the loss Is trlflng.
WIFE'S LOVE VALUED AT $10
Jury Awards Sum to Husband For
Loss of Affections.
Ten dollars was considered a fair val
uation for the loss of a wife's love In
Judge Henry's court today, when a Jury
awarded this sum to Wlrrfleld S. Weck
erly, a former policeman, against Will
iam Coyne, a motorcycle policeman, who
was charged with having alienated the
affection of Weckerly's j.lte.
Mrs. Weckerly recently obtained a
divorce from her husband, but she In
sisted her friendship for Coyne was
purely platonlc. During the trial Inter
esting sidelights were cast on nlleged
drinking and love-making by policemen
while on duty. Weckerly claimed Coyne
induced his wife to leave him. He said
Coyne while on a vlBlt to his house,
asked him to go to the door to see If
tho "coast was clear," and on his re
turn he had found Coyne kissing his
Coyne denied having alienated the af
fections of Mrs. Weckerly. He said
Mrs. Weckerly left her husband because
of cruel treatment.
GIRL SEEKS HEART BALM
Sues for $1500 Damages, Charging
Breach of Promise.
AEsertlng that Nathan f?onlmsky broks
his promise to marry her, Stella Wein
helbanni. H years old. entered suit
against hire In the Municipal Court to
day for IW damages. Being a minor.
Miss Welnshelbaum'a suit was brought
bv her mother.
According to the plaintiff, Slonlmsky
began calling on her In January last, and,
being Imprebsed by his ardent protesta
tions of love, she accepted his proposal
of marriage. No definite date was set
for the wedding On September 20 last
Slonlmskv repudiated his promise, giv
ing as his reason. It Is declared, that ho
already had a wife having been mar
ried to Ruth Panzer on August . 1S1J.
in New York. Judge Cassldy Issued a
capias, with bail fixed at J3&0, for Slonlm
STILL GOING HOME
A suburban train was slowly work
ing Its way throuuh. the blizzard.
Finally it came to a dead Btop nnd all
efforts to start it again were futile.
In the wee small hours of the morn
ing a weary commuter, numb from the
cold and the cramped position In which
ha had trrcd to sleep, crawled out of
the train and floundered through tho
heavy snowdrift to the nearest tele
graph station. This is the message he
handed to the operator
'Will not re at ofhe today. Not
hnm veterdiy yet "New York Sun.
ELECTRIC VEHICLE TRADE
YEAR-OLD GIRL EARNS $18
A WEEK ACTING FOR MOVIES
LUtle Marie Palmer Lives a Life of
One-year-old Mario Palmer has proln
lily had more thrilling experiences than
any other llltlo girl of her ago; In fact,
there nro mnny full-grown women who
have not hnd ns many narrow escapes 'i
Irr one week she was rcscrrcd from a
burning house, pulled from the tallro.id
trucks Just as u train was about to crus'r
her and detached from a dynamlto bomb
which was inncle to blow her to pieces.
This was not In Russia or Germany, but
right here In Philadelphia.
Marie was compelled to endure these
experiences to support her mother, aril
according to her, made a bigger hit In
moving pictures than her father, John
Palmer, a boxer, did In the prlzo ring.
The Incidents In the life of Marie were
brought out today at the Central Police
Court, whither her father was summoned
on the charge of assault and battery.
His wife, Jnsnphine Palmer, of 2119 To
ronto street, said that her husband, whs
Is six feet tnll and weighs v pound'
had not supported her for more than a
year. She also snld that he had revolvers
lying around the house and In view of
his past actions she was afraid to live
"Only for rrjy little baby, I don't know
what I would have done," she said.
Magistrate Renshaw wan surprised.
Then tho woman told tho foregoing Inci
dents of Marie's career. She snld that tho
llttlo girl often earned $13 a week as a
moving picture actress. But this support
has been cut off now because the child
Is suffering from whooping cough.
Magistrate Renshaw held Palmer In $100
bail to keep the peace and advised his
wife to swear out a warrant charging him
WOULD CHAIN HUSBAND
Court's Indignant Comment in Or
dering Bridegroom to Support Wife.
Wedded less than three weeks ago,
Mrs. Harriet Rapelya, of 1S33 South Ca
mac street, has found the matrimonial
path strewn with many difficulties, and
today was In the Domestic Relations
Court for the second time, complaining
to Judge Brown against her young hus
band, Prancls Rapelya. 136 Wolf street,
a stenographer for the vice president of
a local electric company.
The young couple were married by
Judge Gilpin, of the Municipal Court, on
October 6, and four days luter Kapelya
left his wife with the remark: "I might
see you In a year or two If I feel like It."
The young man earns $15 a week, but
by his own method of calculation found
that he could not contribute any of his
wages towards the support of his wife.
He was so uncompromising In his atti
tude, refusing to accept any of Judge
Brown's suggestions, that the court
finally lost patience with him.
"You decline to live with your wife
and you do not want to support her."
said tho court. "Men like you ought to
be placed somewhere with a chain about
Judge Brown ordered Rapelya to pay a
support order of $3 a week and warned
the tiusband of the consequences that
would befall him If he disobeyed the
THAT RISKY SCOTCH WHISKY
A Scotch minister and his servant
who were coming home from a wed
ding began to consider the state into
which their potations at the wedding
feast had left them.
"Sandy," eald the minister, "Just stop
a minute here till I go ahead. Maybo
I don't walk very steady and the good
wife might remark something not just
He walked ahead of the servant for
a short distance and then asked.
"How Is it? Am I walking
straight?" M ,,,,,
"Oh, ay," answered Sandy, thickly,
"ye're a' recht - but who's that who a
wltn you' Mew xortt utouo.
TO OBTAIN YOTE
Man Has Five Addresses
and Registration Board
Decides Against Him.
700 Witnesses From Nine
A three-day argument between Wash
ington and Republican party attorneys
before the Board of Registration Commis
sioners was ended today when the board
struck tho name of George Stcllrnan from
the registration lists. Stcllrnan attempted
to register from 108 West Glrnrd avenue,
where he sold he had a room.
Four other addresses hnd been given
as the home of Stcllrnan. They were
1111 Hancock street, 142 West Glrard ave
nue, Lehigh avenue and Mutter street
and Limekiln pike and Haines street. The
man said he moved recently to the lat
ter address because of his wife's health,
but contended that ns he still retained a
room at 103 Glrard avenue, he had a right
to register in the 6th Division of the 16th
Kllwood Moyer, one of the registrars
there, declined to permit Stellman to reg
ister and the case was brought before the
commissioners last Monday. Horace
Dawson, attorney for the Washington
party, represented Stellman. Joseph Mc
Laughlin, the Republican party's attor
ney, demanded that the man's name be
stricken from thu lists. This finally was
done when Commissioner John Green
looked up similar cases for a precedent
The name of William M. I.loyd, of Ji:i
De Lancey street, also was stricken from
the list. He owns the furniture at the
De Lancey street address, hut sublets It,
with the house, and does not live there.
More than 700 witnesses, called bo
fore the commissioners today to
testify In "strike-out" cases from the
21st to 29th Wards. Inclusive, complained
In no uncertain manner when the com
mission sprang a surprise and heard
a postponed 7th Ward case before al'
The witnesses demanded to know why
they had been brought from their places
of employment to testify, when cases In
which they were concerned were not
called. Many demanded wltneia fees,
and an etra detail of City Hall guards,
which had been called Into service, had
considerable trouble In quieting rebellious
The contested votes before the com
mission today were mainly from the
lodging houso district, where "phantom"
voters have In the past been no uncom
$100 for Best Essay on Revenue
The Council of the National Municipal
League has offered a prize of $lW for the
best essay on "A Critical Study of tho
Sources of Municipal Revenue" to any
student In an American university giving
courses in municipal government. Clinton
Rogers Woodruff has charge of the con
test. BOY ACCUSED OF $103 THEFT
Edward O'Donnell, 18 jears old M2T
Iloyer street, Germantown, was arraigned
before Magistrate Pennock, in the Ger
mantown police station, today, and held
under bail for a further hearing on the
charge of stealing $193 from the home of
Francis p, Foley, a saloonkeeper.' SSJj
Bojrer ttrmt ,
MAN WHO SHOT HIS WIFE
CHASED BY 30 POLICEMEN
Opened Fire on Woman and Child
After Climbing to Boom.
Facing charges ot aggravated assault
and battery, attempting to kill hU wife
and with carrying concealed deadly
deapons, Wilson Gllmore, 21 years old,
1916 East Olenwoott avenue, wna held
under $2000 ball for court today by Mag
istrate Scott in the Sharswood and Front
streets police station.
Gllmore was arrested last night after
climbing to a second story window ot
his mothcr-ln-law's home, 1433 Hopo street,
and firing three shots In nn alleged nt
tempt to kill his wife, who was slcoplng
with her 2-year-old baby In her arms.
One of the shots took effect In tho wo
man's right elbow nnd another would
have hit tho child hnd not William Me
ulllc, Mrs. Gllmore's brother, rushed Into
the room and thrown tho child to the
floor under a pllo ot blankets. Thirty
policemen, of me Front and Sharswood
streets station, were nttrnctcd to the
scene by tho shooting, nnd, after nn ex
citing chase, In which a number ot shots
were fired, captured the man at Front and
Gllmore wns arrested two weeks ago on
a chargo of nssnult and battery preferred
by hla wife nnd was to have been tried
today In the Quarter Sessions Court.
Pondlnr; his release under ball, the man
wns confined in tho Moyamcnslng Prison.
While her husband was Imprisoned, Mrs.
Gllmoro loft her homo nt 1916 East Glen
wood avenue and went to live with her
mother nt the Hope streot address.
Tho Injured woman appeared at tho
hearing this morning, despite hor Injuries,
and testified thnt her husband hnd not
only assaulted her on previous occasions,
but had refused to work, nnd that sho
hnd been obliged to support the family
by working In n mill. Gllmore denied
this, saying ho hnd worked faithfully
until n few woeks no, when he wns
thrown out of employment. Ho claimed
further that his wife merely went to tho
mill that sho might escape unpleasant
household duties. He said her conduct
wns such ns to warrant shooting, nnd that
no man would put up with tho Indignities
she had heaped on him.
GERMANTOWN AVE. CARNIVAL
TO HAVE MANY FEATURES
North Phlla. Business Hen Complete
Plans for Week's Celebration.
Final plnns for the annual carnival of
tho North Philadelphia Business Men's
Association were completed today by tho
committee In charge. Tho festivities will
begin net Mondny night and will con
tinue until Saturday, who nthcy will end
with the crowning of tho king and queen
by Mnj or Blnnkenburg.
A parailo of cadets from St. Stephen's
Parochial School on Monday night, a
baby parade on Wednesday afternoon
with 100 prizes for the preetlest, fattest,
thtnnoet and other kinds of babies, nnd
n Mardl Grns on Snturadny are a few
of the headllners on the program
Many surprises, however, Hre promised
for all who come. The carnival will bo
on Grrmnntown avenue, from Wnjno
Junction to Erie avenue. There will lm
a nightly electrical display along both
slds of the street, nnd prizes hnvo beon
offered to tho merchants whose stores
present the most nttinctlve appearance.
CAPTURE BOYS, MEN ESCAPE,
AFTER RAID ON BOX CAR
Thieves Retain Booty nnd Elude
Heading Hallway Police.
In a sklrrrlsh with thieves this morn
ing detectives of tho Philadelphia nnd
Reading Railway were oirtmaneuvered.
Two boys were arrested, while two men
escaped with four bngs of (lour and a
Special Offlcer ICobert and three of his
men wcro stntlorrcd early this morning
In the freight yards of the Reading at
19th street and Allegheny avenue.
Shortly after they hnd taken their
stand two boys, two men and n wheel
harrow appeared. A car was broken open
by the men four bngs of flour were
placed on Ihe wheelbarrow and the
mauraders started off.
Kobert nnd his men surrounded them.
The men took (light with the barrow, nnd
while ICobert held the boys his foiccs
pursued them. They escaped.
Mlllnm Wiley, 16 years old, of Indiana
averrue nenr 21st street, one of the pris
oners, was held under JlOflO ball for a
further hearing at the Park and Lehigh
avenues police station. The other boy
wns sent to the House of Detention.
MONKEY LURES TO BAD FALL
Boy Drops From Window Trying to
Pay Organ-grinder's Friend.
The strains of a ragtime air were wafted
Into the bedroom of 2-yeur-old George Gol
den, of 2222 North Bancroft street, this
morning. In a flasli he was out of bed
and at the second-story window.
Down on tho sidewalk a gaily dressed
monkey did the tango, but when little
George told him to climb up to the second
story tho monk did tho hesitation.
Being of a financial turn of mind, how
ever, the monkey was affected by the
eight of a shining coin In the hand of the
youngster nnd started to climb. He got
to tho top of tho second-story window and
reached for the coin. George leaned as
far down as posslblo and his playmates
In the street laughed as the monkey tried
to get the money.
But the little fellow lost his balance and
fell. The frightened monkey and his mas.
ter hastened away as the boy was sent
to the Woman's Homeopathic Hospital.
He was badly cut and bruised.
FIGHT FUSION PROGRAM ON
WALNUT AND ROBINSON
Dauphin County Court Hears "Old
Guard" Democrats' Complaint,
The legislative fusion program of the
Democratic State Executive Committee,
which put the names of T. Henry Walnut
and C. W. T Robinson on the Democratic
ticket In the 17th Philadelphia Legislative
District when the regularly nominated
candidates withdrew, has been held up
In the Dauphin County Court. Objections
to the substitution of the names of Wal
nut and Robin.son were riled tsterday by
James M Dohan. art attorney of this city.
Judgo McCarrell (ixed 10 o'clock Friday
morning for the hearing. Mr. Dohan is
representing Francis E Sculllrt and
Charks R Lymh, "Old Guard" Demo
cratic City Committeemen from the 41th
Ward. The "Old Guard" leaders contend
that the vacancies should have been (Hied
by the ward committees from the wurds
comprising tho 17th Legislative District
instead of by the Democratic State Exec
utive Committee, only one member of
which lives in Philadelphia.
Boiler Trouble Delays Vessel
Boiler trouble developed on the British
steamship Hardanger jesterday shortly
after the vessel left the Delaware Capes,
and It was necessary to return here to
day for repairs. The vessel is scheduled
to load cargo cf cotton for Liverpool
DD PONT PLANT BDSY
IN MANUFACTURE OF
Men Working Day and
Night and, Despite Denials
of Owners, Rumor Hints oi
Possible Shipments to Eu
rope. PEWNsanovE, n. j.. Oct. ai -Thinn
are booming down at Carney Point. PoW.
dor makers who have not been pnrtlo.
ularly busy lately ara busy now. p0w.
tier of the smokeless variety Is bcln
made In Immense quantities; sonictlmei
the men work at night. The plant at
Carney Point Is the biggest In the world.
It Is a part of the big du Pont concern.
It has only been recently that thin
plants has been so buay. Why It s to
busy now no one will say. Workmen art
Jnst us mum about such things as an
the men In charge. They .know that
they are busy, they know that there li
a day force and n nlBht forco at tlnui;
but thnt Is all they do know and all thj
care to know.
Rumor has it that tho other smokeleti
powder plants of tho company arc equally
busy. Tcrhaps tho United States Is lay.
Ing In n supply so as to be well provided
In caso it shquld get Into a. war with
some other nation, but there Is a vagus
suspicion thnt this powder may find Its
way Into somo foreign gun. Just how
Is another question. Tho Du Pont Com
pany will not ship powder to a foreign
nation nt war, for powder Is contraband
and to ship It would bo filibustering.
Rumors that the Du Ponts were preparing
for big orders were dented by the (Urn
somo tlmo ngo. Since thom It was de
clared when tho foreign shipments were
mentioned thnt It would bo Imposslbls
to furnish smokeless powder, even If a
way was found, for It took six months
to manufacture smokeless powder P'li
have It In condition for use. Not f
now. There has been a wonderful ehnn-j
mode In the manufacture of smokeli- i
powder. It Is known that no longer l i
It take six months to have smokeli i
powder In condition for trsc. According
to tho reports tho "wet" process now be
ing used nt Cnrnoy Point has revolu
tionized the powder business. In ce e
this Government should bo compelled n
go to war the Inventors can furnish It
In a few weeks, Instead of months, nn4
no one except the Inventors can tell luw
quickly It could be furnished.
Why this sudden boom In the powdtr
liulmss should occur nt this tlmt no
one about hero knows. Nobody cares.
It Is making work nnd good times ny ut
hero, for n large number of men ira
ernplojed in the powder plant when It
Is busy. The works nro running nj
lively ns they can bo run with due re
gard to safety.
Of course, thcro arc all kinds of rumors
as to where this powder Is going. Soma
say Germnny, some say France and
others say both, but no one knows, How
It would he shipped Is n question. Ther
are no big ships (.topping at the wharves
about here to receive It. There Is more
talk among the workers" about the new
process than thero Is about tho ship
ments. Tn view of the fact that a re
cent fatal accident In tho laboratory of
Francis I. duPont vvas due to the ponder
supposed to be made by this new process,
Francis I. duPont, tho chemist of th
company nnd one of tho greatest chemist!
in the world, Is given tho credit for the
Invention among the men.
Whether the process is being used In
other smokeless powder plants Is not
known, but It Is probable that It Is and
that those plants are generally as busy
as tho one near this plnce In fact,
those engaged In the powder buslneps
admit that the powder business Is brisk
nt the present time. They do not admit,
however, that any of the powder may
bo used by the European nations now
CAMDEN COAL MAN STItlCKEN
Heart Disease Is Fntnl to George E.
George E. Wilson, Jr., a welt-known
coal and Ico dealer of Camden, was
stricken with heart failure this morning
nnd died on the way to Cooper Hospital,
Mr. AVIIson was on the wn from
his home, 1113 Pennwood avenue, to his
place of business at 2d and Chestnut
streets when he collapsed
Mr. Wllbon succeeded his father In
business about 10 years afto. Ho Is sur
vived by a widow and two children. H
vvas IS years old.
WASHINGTON. Oct. It
For eastern Pennsylvania and New Jer
sey: Fair tonight and Thursday. gentl
Clear skies are reported over most of
the Atlantic States this morning and fair
weather prevails east of tho Rotk Moun
tains, except a few localities In the Souta
ern Plains States and along the western
Gulf coast. Showers are reported fru:n
the far Northwest. No marked tempera
ture changes occurred anywhere, there
being a slight rise over mott of the north
eastorn portion ot the country and in th
far Southwest, with a corresponding de
crease in the Eastern Gulf States and In
the far Northwest. Irr general, there n
a moderate excets In tho central valleys,
and seasonable conditions elsewheie.
U. S. Weather Bureau Bulletin
Otaervstlons maje at t a. m Eastern tun
latt luln- Veiou
Station. 8a.m. n't (all. Wind itjei"
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Atlantic L'll .. M 51 . . W t louiir
HUuurck. N. I). -' 5S .. K B Clear
Uoatun, Uih .. M ."J .. SU S (itar
Iluffalo. N Y.. .Vi fJl .. KVV Jb 'Itar
Chlcano. Ill ... 6U IS .. W i lear
I'levilaml. O.... 52 OJ .. S 12 U ar
Denver. L'ol. .. it 41 ..KVV 4 I' HjkI
I)e Mulnea. la. Bl SI SK 4 Clouiy
Detroit, MKh ., .".I il .. SVV W v ear
Dululh. Minn .. R8 M .. N Hi ilear
Hatteraa. N. C. W 11 . NK II I''u'
Iteleim. Mont .. W 42 .02 SVV i ,1udy
Huron. S. Ink.. BO SO .. at, JO Clear
Jacksonville .. i N 1", Pel""
Kau. lity. Mo. SS M ,01 NB nln
l.oulvllle. K.. .V Sil N 8 yTr
Mwiiphla. Tana. ! Ca .62 g c a,
New Orleans.... W fts .. NH 8 P cloud
New York .. .. m W .. NW C Clear
N. Flatte. Nab. SO IS .. SK louJr
Oklahoma. Okla. HI 08 .. SK fi4',
Philadelphia .. IW M .. SW 4 ,.c1.?.
I'hoenlx. ArU .. 2 ti2 .. K ? (V,l
I'lUMburtsa. fa. 4S 4S . N 4 i0?.'
1'urilanJ. M . 4S 4 . NW 4 '
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bl Loula. Ml 62 82 K St u
bt Paul. Minn t2 52 BB 4 t
bait iJik. I tah II r.l S 8 Jle
Sao iran.-ia.-o 51 M NW 4 J '"
S. raot in, t'a 4 II NK 4 t I'tr
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