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PR. BRUMBAUGH AT
SCHOOLS' HEAD PUT
POLITICIANS TO ROUT
Won Notable Victories Over
" Faction That Throttled the
Progress of Education.
Dr Martin 3. BrumbaURh's record ns
Bupe'rlntcndent of Schools In tills city lias
teen Investigated. It shows ho linn nl
ways resisted bosslsm In public nffaliR.
Throughout his enreor as an educator ho
has opposed the efforts of powerful poli
ticians to arbitrarily rule the affairs of
he school system. l
After the new school code becamo
effective Doctor Drumbntish was con
fronted by a faction In the Uontd of Edu
cation known ns tho "pullbncUs," whoso
purpose It was to throttle every nttempt
nt the modernization of educational ad
ministration Another element In tho
ehool hoaid, called the "proBrosilves,"
supported Doctor Urumbaugh nnd his as
L The reactionary members were led by
t Blmon Orntz, who enjoys tmpainltcled
1 cower In the Board of Revision of Taxes,
c well ns tho Board of Education,
through his Influence with tho Judges.
Jlr. Oratz Is automatical) teappolnted by
the Judiciary whenovcr his term explie1,
so that he feels less responsibility to tho
i public than offlreliotders whose positions
' pro obtained by liopular election.
Grati's autocratic rulo was most felt In
the high schools. Almoit every teacher
In that branch of tho educational system
oncd his success cither wholy or partially
Ho tho favor of the "pullbacks."
Doctor Brumbaugh was determined that
tills condition should end and that pol
itics should bo eliminated entirely from
' the appointment of Instructors ns well ni
from the actual novernment of the
' schools. Ills friends In the school board
nupported lilm to such an extent that n.
provision requiring that no mnn or woman
be appointed to any faculty unless recom
mended by tho Hupcilntcndcnt was in
cluded In the rules.
This was arcampllxhcd only after many
months of controversy, In which Doctor
Brumbaugh waB supported by many thou
sands of parents ns well as powerful edu
cational organization. But Grsitz nnd Ills
nllles were still unwlllliic to surrender
their tradltlonnl power to the llldc-
ixndent forces In the school board.
'TULMIACKS" XnV CHAN'CK.
, Their opportunity to assert their power
tirrlvcd when Dr. J. Monrce AVlllard died,
ttle had been president of the Philadel
phia Normal School for manv years, and
hls doath left vacant a $IjC0 position. It
was tlmost Immediately filled by Dr. .1.
Eugcno Bak-r, then pilnclpal of tho
"High School for Girls. Doctor Baker was
one of Gratz's favorites.
I The Xoimal School prlnclpalshlp was
tnoro sought after than that of tho Girls'
High School, nnd the latter onice .is left
Vacant for several months. Tho salary of
both offlces was the same.
At the beginning of tho last school
ienr the "pijllbaclts" decided upon Dr.
Fred Gowlng, a favoied book nfipnt. Ho
vns slated for the Job In spite of the
fact that he had not been teaching for
nany years and that he had never held
bny school office In Philadelphia.
When the time arrived to "rush him
hrouh" Doctor Brumbaugh was pre
pared for the "steam roller" tactlcR. Kx
plalnlns he had no personnl objection to
Doctor Gowlng as a man. lie fought Ills
appointment vigorously In oIip of the
most heated controversies In the history
of the Board of Education.
John Wannmaker, then the "bnby mem
tier" of tho board, supported tho superin
tendent throughout. Turning to Henry
Edmunds, president of the board and a
friend of Gowlng. Mr. Wnnamakor said:
"I would not bo Superintendent of School
In this city at any price under theso con
ditions." Subienuently, parents' associations
hdopted resolutions upholding the stand
tot Doctor Brumbaugh: thousands of let
ters pound into the Supeiliitendent's of
fice commending him for his courageous
defiance of the school politlcians.and cor
respondence was published showing how
Gratz's men had attempted to force the
Independent schoolmaster Into submission.
Universities had previously offered their
presidencies to Doctor Brumbaugh nt a
higher salary than he was then receiving,
fcut he cast them aside, determined to
win his fight against the domination of
the book ngent system.
bOOTOn BItUMBAUGH'S KTiIGinLKS.
Meanwhile, in accordance with the rules
ef the Board of Education, the Superin
tendent was asked to name three persons
vho possessed. In his Judgment, the neccs
fcary qualifications for the High School
prlnclpalshlp. He nomlnntcd Dr. Theo
dore I. MacDowell, district superintend
ent of schools; Miss Katherlne E. Punch
eon, then acting head of the Girls' High
School, and William H. Menrns. professor
of English In tho School of Pedagogy and
b well-known magazine writer.
Miss Puncheon generally was regarded
Ss the logical candidate, because she had
filled the offlce temporarily with com
plete success. Opponents of the rights of
women, however, exerted their Influence
In every possible way, but she was flnnl
Jv electi il.
But OrnU still had a trick to play. It
was discoveted throupli a survey of the
complex rules of the board that although
Miss Puncheon's lesponsihlllties would be
if'iu.il to those of her male preilecessor.sho
Vould o paM $2Mfl a year. ?2W less than
the salary of the man who had held the
Bflivn before her.
Champions of th principle of "equal
rt for equal work" succeeded nfter a
few months' additional battle In raisins
Mho Puncheon's pay to ?;500 A new
ra ary schedule was drafted, giving all
Irincipals, including Miss Puncheon, the
rame compensation as is granted to men.
'"0 o, woctor UrumhaiiKh's lust acts us
superintendent of Schools was to an,
1'rove the new salary schedule, which was
triumph for the women of the pedagogi
"i profession, undreamed of five years
PENROSE POLITICIANS FREED
EU Men Wearing- Campaign Buttons
Held for Intoxication.
i-,,?.1. lerso,ls wearing Penrose campaign
puttons and charged with intempcrence
JjieP,8 ?"fd foUay before MaKltrato
MacFarlaiid in tho Second and Christian
cnriedP 8'atln- They Were Uls"
Wy.i!fd ,becn Trest'& at various
taken "",.?-- durlns the night and
Un ?.i -h9 pollce station along with
!mii.ller-men and women charged with
from o.if., ".r05e a,lh"ent "Hood aloof
.;h r Pinners at the early morn
Sfi ea.l,ng"' Questioned by the Magls-
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BBTJMM STILL ON TICKET
fcay Bring Suit to Have His Name
3u.n "'SBuna. Oct. 2I.The efforts of
.-l8 Charles N. Brum t lr. o.
la.. l ,MooM candidate for Governor
wrM..0 ,r, ben fruitless. He tiled his
itMrawahlat Monday, but the affidavit
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.' t utile at. dmj n . t i i ,.
hi k.. v "" "uorney ueneral Bell
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liW .!S "uue-u '"oge urumm may
cSSL! to compgl the Secretary of the
Judge Brumm may
SCHOOLGIRLS ON THREE-DAY
VISIT TO NATION'S CAPITAL
Seniors of West Philadelphia School
Ieave for Washing-ton Tomorrow.
All thoughts of class books will be tem
porarily put aside when ITS seniors of the
West Philadelphia School for Girls leave
tomorrow morning for a three days' trip
to Washington. Accompanied by Princi
pal Parke Schoch nnd Mrs. Schoch, the
girls will leave Broad Street Station by
special train nt 8.S6 n. m,
They will slop at the Hotel Gordon, nnd
htnldos visits to the White Home, Mount
Vernon, the Congressional Library nnd
many other points of Interest, the seniors
me anticipating several afternoons nnd
evenings on which they will be free to
"take In" tho theatres and other places
Saturday morning the seniors will visit
the Vnhlngton Monument, tho Bureau
of Printing nnd Engraving nnd the Smith
sonian Institute. At noon the girls wilt
visit the White House nnd they all hope
to have at least a peep at President
A special train will leave Union Sta
tion In Washington for West Philadel
phia nt 4 35 o'clock In the afternoon.
The teachers who will assist Mr. and
Mrs, Schoch In looking after the students
are Miss Jane Allen, Miss Gertrude
Brlckor, Miss Mabel Chenney. Miss Dor
othy Colby, Miss Florence Evans, Miss
Mnrgnrct Kolleck, Miss Marguerite Me
tlvier and Miss Esther M. Itclnhardt.
Tho trip will take tho place of tho
cla3s day exercises
DEMENTED MAN CAUSES
PANIC IN CROWDED CAR
Attacks Conductor nnd Is Subdued
by Blow From Iron.
A passenger whoso mind Is believed to
be unbalanced caused a panic on a
crowded trolley car at 3.1 street and
Fnlrmount avenue this morning when
ho attacked tho conductor nnd then
fought two policemen until he wni
knocked to the floor with a switch Iron.
Tho man, who said he waa Charles
Pugh, of Baltimore, was arraigned be
fore Magistrate Hogg and committed to
the Philadelphia Hospital for treatment.
Pugh, who snys he Is 3S years old,
hoarded the trolley at 3d and South
When the car npproached Falrmount
avenue, Pugh suddenly Jumped over the
railing bohlnd which stood the conductor,
Clinrlcs Fabcr. of 1038 Schiller street,
and grasped him by the throat, throw
ing him to tho floor.
Tho motorman stopped the car nnd
rushed to tho assistance of Tnbcr, beat
ing off the man with a switch Iron.
Ono of the passengers threw open a
window nnd called for asslBtnnoe. Po
licemen Davis and Colyn ran from the
station house to the car and placed tho
man under arrest.
The police will nttempt to get In touch
with Pugh's relatives In Baltlirloro and
notify them of his condition nnd that he
Is In the hospital hero.
LECTURE ON MAGNETISM
Dr. Bauer Will Give Newest Facts
Pertninlnp to Earth's Power.
What -will prove one of tho m,oat In
teresting lectures of the winter season
will be delivered at the Franklin Insti
tute tonight by L. A. Bauer, Ph. D. D.
Sc on "The Earth, a Grent Magnet."
Doctor Bnuer Is the director of tho De
partment of Terrestlnl Magnetism of the
Carnegie Institution at Wnshlngton. Doc
tor Bauer will give tho chief facts and
IntPst results pertaining to the earth's
magnetism, as based largely on the gen
eral magnetic survey of the earth.
The work of ascertaining these facts
was begun by Doctor Bauer's depart
mint In 1901 and Jn now two-thirds com
pleted. Tho -work and cruises of the
magnetic ship "Carnegie" and the Instru
mental appliances and methods used In
tho observational work will be described.
An nccount will bo given also of the
various expeditions sent out under Doc
tor Bauer's direction to distant and more
or less unexplored countries. The lec
turer will aim to relnto the chief re
sults and will endeavor to show the pos
sible bearing of researches In terrestrial
magnetism on other mooted questions In
terrestrial nnd cosmlcal physics. The
lecture will be Illustrated by lantern
POLICE VOTE ON INSURANCE
Deciding Whether The$ Shall Con
tinue Association or Join Company.
The Police Beneficial Association Is vot
ing today on the question of whether a
life Insurance company shall Insure mem
bers of the force for $2000 on n basis
of regular 3 B0 monthly payments, or the
association continue the present system
of collecting 50 cents from each member
upon the death of another, to be turned
over to tho family of the deceased. Tho
association plan has resulted In a month
ly tax of about 15 upon each member of
Although ten districts are yet to be
heard from, it Is almost assured that
the row system will be adopted, as the
vote this afternoon shows 1732 for and
6S7 against the change.
CAMPAIGN IN WILMINGTON
Republicans to Hold Rally Tomorrow,
Democrats and Progressives
WILMINGTON, Del.. Oct. Jl.-Wll-mlngton
Republicans will open their
speaking campaign tomorrow night.
Speakers at the first meeting will be
Secretary of State Thomas W. Miller,
Republican candidate for Congress; State
Senator David J. Relnhardt and City So
licitor Daniel O. Hastings. The rally
will be held in the hall on Connell street
Democrats are pleased with the attend
ance at the meeting held laBt night In
tho Playhouse. The theatre was filled
nnd there was plenty of enthusiasm. The
speeches were devoted to a defense of
the Democratic administration.
There was also a good attendance at
the two meetings of the Progressives.
SINGS AS SURGEONS OPERATE
Hymn Tunes on Negro Patient's Lips
During Ordeal in Hospital,
"Therms a Land that Is Fairer than
Day" sang Samuel Coates, a Negro, while
surgeons In the Presbyterian Hospital
today performed a serious surgical opera
tion on him. He refuied to submit to an
Coates who lives at 4133 Warren street,
fell in a concrete mixer yesterday while
at work on the new Bhodes Public School,
39th and Parrlsh streets. He was badly
During the operation today he tang
hjnuis Surgeons at the hospital say
they have noer before witnessed greater
courage on the part of a patient. They
say Coates will recover.
We Hunilt Only the Vry
Our auto truck dtllvr north of M&rktt
treat and east of loth etrcet
OWEN LETTER'S SONS
Larcest Coal Yard 1 Phil.
Trenton Ato. and U'eetmoreland St.
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MAYOR SIGNS ORDINANCE
GIVING LABOR MEN $25,000
Sum Set Aside for American Federa
tion's Convention Here.
In the presence of a committee from
the American Federation of Labor, Mayor
Blnnkenburg today signed the transfer
ordinance of Councils that will provide
125,000 for defraying expenses of the 31th
annual convention of the American Fed
eration of Labor to bo held In Horticul
tural Hall beginning November 1,
The Den with which the Mayor signed
tho document was presented to Leonard
Kraft, secretary-treasurer of the Build
ing Trades Council. -
Other representatives In the commit
tee were: Assistant Director Andrew S.
Murphy, of the Department of Supplies,
representing the Painters' Union; Joseph
Bltchle, president of the Building Trades
Council: Harry W. Somple, of the News
paper Writers' Union: Louis Fischer, of
tho Ceramic, Mosaic and Encaustlo Tllo
Layers and Helpers' Union: Arthur G.
Hnwes, business representative of the
Building Trades Council, and William
Morgan, of the Wood Workers and Metal
COOKE PLANS TO BREAK
SYSTEM OF CONTRACTS
Alters Street Cleaning Specifications,
Giving Small Firms Opportunity.
Bndlcnl changes In the specifications for
cleaning streets nnd collecting ashes and
waste in 1915 have been made by Director
Cooke, of the Department of Public
Works, In an effort to give small con
tractors an opportunity to break the dom
inant Influence of the Vares over those
contracts. Bids for the contracts will be
received November 6.
Collection of ashes and household waste
will be let under contracts separate from
the street cleaning work. Ashes and
waste will be collected on different days
In the various districts in vehicles spe
cially ausignen ror mo purpose.
Contracts for cleaning of country roads
will be let In 1915 for the first time.
In commenting on the new arrangement
Director Cooke said: "An important
feature of the new scheme of bidding will
bo to reduce the size of the contracts and
to make It possible for contractors of
limited means to bid,
"We look forward to much keener
competition. By separating the collection
of ashes from street oleanlng, contractors
who do not own street-cleaning equipment
can bid for tho collection of ashes and
waste, because all It requires is teams."
BABY BORN ON ARCH ST. CAR
Sympathetic Passengers Make Futile
Attempt to Find Physician.
"While a number of sympathizing pas
sengers rang doorbells nnd tried every
means to find a physician, a baby was
born today on an Arch street car.
The mother was carried Into a laundry
at 15th and Arch streets nfter the babe
was born. Two or three women pas
sengers remained with her until an am
bulance from the Medlco-Chlrurglcal
ST. JOHN'S 100 YEARS.OLD
Episcopal Church on Brown Street,
Below Third, Will Celebrate
Old Ft. John's Episcopal Church, Brown
street, below 3d. will celebrate Its 100th
anniversary next month. It is the fifth
oldest parish In tho diocese of Pennsyl
vanln, having been founded In 18H as the
outgrowth of a Sunday school established
by the Rev. Dr. William White, the first
Bishop of Pennsylvania.
The Rev. George Chalmers Richmond,
rector of the church, Is making plans for
the celebration. It Is to Btart on Novem
ber 1 with Holy Communion and an annl
veisary sermon by the rector. The larg
est celebration will be "Civic Night." No
vember 13. when Mayor Blankenburg- and
prominent church and civic leaders will
THIEF GIVES HIMSELF UP
Conscience Troubles Youth Who Stole
Watch and Money,
Because his conscience troubled htm
after lie had stolen a watch and ft In
rash from Stephen Balne, Front and
Tialnbrldge streets, with whom he made
his home. Adam Fisher. 19 years old.
gave himself up to the pollce of tho
Third and De Lancey streets station this
Fisher told Magistrate MeFarland he
had stolen the watch and the money be.
cause he had been out of work for a,
long time and had no money with which
to buy food He said he pawned tha
watch. He was held under $800 ball for
a further hearing.
Ice Tub I'M
The Crystal Shop
102 North Tenth Street. Ahou. al.
- PBLPHIA - . WEDNESDAT, OOTOBEB
GIFTS FOR THE CHRISTMAS
BEHRENS OPERA CLUB
REVIVES FLOTOW'S MARTHA
Cheerful and Amusing Opera Cheer
Frledrlch von Flotow's light opera
"Martha," almost as precious as a Gilbert
and Sullivan operetta, was produced at
the Academy of Music last night by the
Behrens Opera Club, so named to per
petuate the memory and the Ideals of
Siegfried Behrens. Tho audience was
large and Interrupted the performance at
almost too frequent Intervals with their
FIotow'H "Mn-rtha" In nf tliAt unusunl
calibre which makes it popular while It Is J
practically unknown. It Is tho music,
which, when heard, is an unalloyed de- i
light, but once heard Is never remember
ed. It Is light nnd graceful, a pleasure
to the ear long strained with modern
operatic complexities, nnd Is eminently
suited to nmateur performance. To be
successful, tho music must bo sung with
gusto rather than finesse, the singers
must act with humorous vigor, the direc
tor must lead with spirit.
These were the qualities which mnde
last night's performance so successful.
Dr. Thaddeus Rich conducted with a
sensible appreciation of the score's de
flclences, making the opera frivolous and
frothy, nnd orchestra, chorus and prin
cipals responded precisely to his Inter
pretation. Professional operu singers
could not have thrown themselves
so completely Into the thing; they must
"save up." The members of tho Opera
Club did not save. They sang and played
each number ns If It wero the only one
In the piece. Each number, therefore,
brought Its own applause.
Mrs. Jennie Kneedler Johnson sang
Martha pertly nnd cheerfully, and being
called on to sing 'The Last Rose of Sum
mer" brought to that weary song a fresh
ness of voice If not of Interpretation
Mnry Josephine Comerford, as the mnld,
was a special delight, becauie she was
able to Inject humor Into her voice as
well as Into her acting, a feat In which
tho scheduled humorists, Sir Tristan and
tho Sheriff, did not surpass her. Messrs.
Goodwin and Cuzner, In these parts, were
vigorous and content to appear ridiculous
as necessity demanded. Mr. McGlynn
was lovesick and heroic In accordance
with the best traditions of grand opera,
and Mr. Wood played Plunkett with more
emotion than usually falls to that part.
The chorus, 100 strong, was costumed
with remarkable taste nnd rivaled tho
famous Hnmmcrsteln choruses for beauty
nnd activity Edward German's "Nell
Gwynn" supplied the music for the May
pole dance, done by a ballet of 32, under I
the direction of c. Elwood Carpenter.
TOURISTS RECEIVING LUGGAGE
Custom Examiners Rushed Handling
Great Influx From Europe.
Customs examiners are busy looklnr
over the baggage of American tourist
who fled from Europe at the outbreak
of hostilities. Much of the luggage la
arriving through the port of New York
and Is being expressed here to the ap
praiser stores. As most of the tourists
made their custom declarations on trunks
and bags which had not arrived, It has
been found necessary In nearly all cases
to summon owners of the baggage to as
slst the examiners.
One bill of lading frequently will cover
the baggage of several persons, and the
employes of the appraiser's stores are
confronted by numerous perplexing prob
lems In sorting It. Despite thts, tho
baggage Is being handled with amazing
rapidity and Is passed on so quickly that
there has been no delay In sending It to
Its final destination. This prevents over
crowding at the appraiser's stores.
The Holland-American Line steamshin
Veendyk. which arrived at New York '
yesterday, brought 25,000 pieces of bag
gage free of all charges to the owners. !
It la expected several thousand pieces
of this luggage will bo received here
within a ten days.
WOMAN ATTEMPTS SUICIDE
In Serious Condition at Hospital, But
Has Chance of Recovery,
Mrs. Rose Ruraii, ffi ears old, of XXX)
South 12th street, attempted to commit
suicide by taking poison early this morn
ing. Accusing tu neighbors, the woman
had an argument with her hubband. fol
lowing which she attempted to take her
Mrs. Buran was taken to the Methodist
Hospital, where the physicians said that,
although ehe was In a serious condition,
there were hopes of recovery
Sunday, October 25
SPECIAL TRAIN LEAVES
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Hundreds of Philadelphians are uniting to play Santa Claus to Europe's war
stricken and orphaned millions.
WRITES FROM BMV FFIELD
Noted Opera Singer Sends Cheerful
Message to Philadelphia Friend.
A post card sent from tho Allies' front
by Charles Dalmores, tho opera singer,
and now a soldier In the ranks has been
received In Philadelphia by William J.
Balrd, of 812 Pine street, a personal
friend of the tenor.
The singer's message Is written In
French. On the address side In1 addition
to Mr. Balrd's name Is a designation
that reads "carte pastale mllitalre."
Below In very small letters In parnnthesls
Is "Ordered on the5tl of August." Diag
onally In one corner, as required by the
censor, Dalmorns has written his full
name and address, "Charles Dalmores,
soldier In the 47th Regiment of Terri
torial Infantry, the 13th Company at
On the reverse side Is this message:
"My dear friend It Is now two months
since I went to war and I would like to
give you some news. We are advancing
every day and will be victorious. When
I return to America I will tell you all
about It and many other things. As
soon as the war is over, 1 I como out
of It, I will write you at length A
thousand remembrances to your family
and my other friends In dear Philadel
phia. How I regret not visiting there
"Very affectionately yours.
(Signed) "CHARLES DALMORES."
NURSE HELD FOR BABY'S DEATH
Annie Smith Must Face Coroner to
Annie Smith, a nurse, 40 years old. of
1633 South 9th street, was held without
ball by Magistrate Morris today In the
police court at 26th and York streets, to
await the Coroner's verdict In connection
with the death of the 3-day-otd baby of
Mrr. Fannie Medhoff. of SMI Napa street.
The child was given poison accidentally
instead of a rhubarb soothing syrup, yes
terday afternoon, and died last night in
the Woman's Homeopathic Hospital.
Th? arrest was made by Special Pollce
meu Wlltlams and Clett. who Investi
gated the case.
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A NEW IMPORTATION
OF ETCHINGS AND MEZZOTINTS
The work of tha world's greatest
masters. These pictures have just been
received. No advance in prices on account
of the war.
$10.00 to $36.00
1320 Walnut Street
ATTACKS SISTER WITH KNIFE
Woman Says Aged Man Wanted Her
to Drink Poison.
Oliver Scott, 60 yar old, 19 Anpn
utreet, wa arrested after 15-mlnut
strUfrBle with n policeman, after he 1
allcBed to have attacked his sister -with
a. knife. He was held In $G00 hall for
court today by Magistrate Boyle, at tho
S3th street and Lancaster avenue sta
tion. According to the testimony of Mrs.
Mary Reynolds, the prisoner's sister, he
came to the Aspen street house with a
bottle of polsor and told her a doctor
hod given It to him for stomach trouble.
He then tried to get her to drink the
stuff, she declared.
When she rofused Scott drew a knife,
according to Mrs. Reynolds, and chased
her Into the street. She declared his mo
tive was the belief that If she died he
would Inherit property worth WOW. left
to her by their father, who disinherited
Scott , . ,.,
Tollcomnn O'Donnell grappled wltli
Scott In the street In spite of his age,
Scott put up a hard fight.
POLICE ACCUSE MEN OF
PLOT TO ROB PASSER-BY
i Shot Fired to Frighten Near Victims
I Hits Two Accomplices.
A bold attempt to lure passers-by into
th!r house for the purpose of robbing
them resulted early today In the shoot
ing of two of the alleged robbers and
the arrest of the entire band concerned
In the cheme. Those under arrest, ac
cused of attempting to rob and carrying
concealed weapons, are Andra Framlo,
36 years old. Frank Cavargo, 26 years
old, and Larla Parnuzzi, 22 joars old. 225
Fltzwater street, tho third accomplice,
who accidentally pulled tho trigger of a
revolver used to scare two near victims
of the band
The men are accused of luring two other
men, who made their escap and whom
the police are seeking to Identify, into
the house nt 223 Fltzwater street and
attempting to rob them. Parnuzzi was
to have fired a shot from a revolver
after tho victims wre lured Into the
house. The shot was fired, but by mts
tako It hit two of the accomplices. All
three men were held in 5W ball for a
further hearing b. Mnglstrato MeFarland
in the 2d and Christian streets station.
Joseph Puchlo. 27 vears old, and Frank
Bottele. 26 years old. also residents at
225 Fltzwater street, were held as wit
nesses. BABY FRACTURES SKUIi
Condition Serious After Falling
Down Flight of Stairs.
Left alone on the second floor of his
home this morning. 11-months-old Jacob
Greenhoff 15H South Sth street, fell
down a flight of stairs and fractured his
skull. He Is in a serious condition In
Mt Slnal Hospital.
The baby's cries were heard by the
mother, who carried him to the hospital,
three squares away.
On the European Crisis
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An Important Document
THE CASE OF BELGIUM IN
THE PRESENT WAR
1210 WALNUT ST.
WILL CARRY CARGO
OF RELIEF ABROAD
Contributions of Clothing for
War Orphans Pouring In.
Urchin and Old "Soger"
Resembling a well-stocked dry good
store with Its best wares out for holi
day display, the Christmas ship pavilion
In City Hall courtyard this morning at
tracted the attention of hundreds of per
sons to the glfta for orphaned children
of the warring nations. Every known
article, from a Teddy bear to a warm
overcoat, was represented.
Gay decorations, consisting of American
flags alternated with the city's bine and
geld, gave the place a festive nlr and
the piles upon piles of variegated wear
ing apparel distributed around tha
counters added to the color.
No sooner were tho doors opened at 8
o'clock than a stream of Inquirers flowed
"Is October 2S the last day? My sew
ing circle can get so much more done
if you give us a little more time."
"What do you need the most, under l
wear or outer garments?"
"Can you use clothing thnt Isn't abso
lutely new, but which Is In first-class)
These wero but a few of the questions.
And the answers were that October 21
must necessarily be the last day upon
which contributions will be accepted; that
anything In the nature of warm apparel
will be welcome, and that only new cloth
ing Is wanted.
Tworlsltors from Cape May dropped In
to saythat the women of that town
had organized and wcro sewing madly
for the orphans.
We are going to send at least 100
pieces," said they, "and we want them
to be distributed Impartially."
t'RCHIN A CASH CONTRIBUTOR
Bowls for money contributions wera
placed outside of both doors at quarter
after 8, and scarcely had the explanatory
signs been tacked up along side of them
before a little boy, with an enormous
hole In his stocking and no collar on,
stepped up and shamefacedly dropped
three pennies in.
Later on two men coming from Broad
Street Station rested their suitcases on
the steps, and, going down Into their
pockets, produced 60 cents between them.
Hundreds of letters come In with each
mail, most of them containing promises
of contributions to be delivered later or
queries concerning the beat methods of
packing. In a grimy epistle dellrered at
the pavilion this morning a Jl bill was
wrapped In an old piece of paper, which
had written on It, "From an old 'soger.'
Thu-s far J3SS have been received In
FROM STAGE TO BATTLEFIELD
English Dancer, Now in Philadelphia,
to be Red Cross Nurse.
Verna Vanonl. an English girl who !
dancing with Gonee at Keith's this week,
will go to France as a Red Cross nurse
at the conclusion of her five weeks' the
atrical engagement in America.
Miss Vanonl has two brothers In the
British army and two sisters who have
enrolled with the Red Cross and are now
on duty In the war hospitals. She was
persuaded to enter upon her theatrical
engagement by her father, who hoped
thus to divert her from her original pur
pose of going Into tho Red Cross service,
but the young woman is firm In her de
termination to .'oln the other members
of her family on tho battlefield.
Different stores make and
sell clothes that are differ
$15, $18, $20
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Cut Glass Exclusively J