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Director Purges Lists Which
Always Contained Names
of 400 Organization Sup
porters as "Employed" In
mates. Dr. R. H. Harte, Director of ths De
partment of Health and Charities, has
notified Mayor Blankenburg that the
registration lists of Blockley have been
The notoriously large number of votes
mustered In the old days for the Pen-rose-McNIchol
Organization by marching
"employed" Inmates and attendants from
the Philadelphia General Hospital to the
polls on election day will not bo enrolled
Doctor Harte does not refer to the past
eondltlons in his statement to the Mayor,
but says that In the 2d Division of tho
JJd Ward. wher. Blockley Is located, the
lists of registration are devoid of ln
llglbles. One hundred and fifty men are eligible
to vote at Blocklev. In the effort to
purge the lists a stretcher-bearer in tho
hospital was dlfcharged from his $3 a
month Job and his name taken from the
"Employed" persons at Blockley may
Tote. In tho old days the number of
"employes" nt Blockley sometimes rench
ed 350 or ICO jut prior to an election.
Borne of those employes received from
to J1.B0 a month. 17
Mayor Blankenburg some time ago re
quested Doctor Harte to make a rigid
examination of the lists at Blockley.
STUDENTS CHASE A THIEF
FOUND IN APARTMENTS
fugitive, After Plve-Block Pursuit,
Buns Into Bluecoat's Anns.
After leading three students a chase of
five blocks, Samuel smith, a Negro, S
years old. 1526 BRlnbridge street, who was
wanted to explain what he was doing In
an apartment house at S".i Spruce street,
ran Into the arms of Policeman Adams.
He was arraigned before Magistrate
Hagerty this morning and held under JVW
ball for larceny.
Smith was found wandering about cor
ridors yesterday afternoon by Mrs. Sarah
Ashbrook. who has apartments nt i-i
Spruce street. When he failed to give a
satisfactory reason for his presence, Mri.
Ashbrook called three students of the
Jefferson Medical College, who were in
on adjoining room. By the time they
arrived the Negro was running down the
steps with an armful of clothes. The
chase followed, and when he ran into
the arms of the policeman he still held
the clothes in his arms.
IMPERSONATED A POLICEMAN
Man "Arrested" Pedestrian and Is
Sentenced to Pive Days.
As all policemen are appointed by Di
rector Porter following a civil sen-Ice
examination the department naujrally ob
jects to having unsolicited volunteers.
This was impressed upon the mind of
John Grlpple. 631 Venango street, todav
when he was arraigned before Magistrate
Emely, accused of Impersonating an of
ficer. , , ,
Grlpple "arrested" George Haushick.
JOin North 11th street, as tho latter was
walking along Erie avenue. Hauhlck
explained that he had not done anything,
but nevrthl'ss Grlpple told him mys
teriouslv that he vtas wanted at the Park
and Lehigh avenues station. On the way
there they encountered Policeman Sick
inser. Hauhlck complained to him and
Blckinger arrested the other "policeman."
Magistrate Emely sent Grlpple to Jail.
AIGRETTE SELLER FINED $20
.Walnut Street Milliner Penalized for
Violating State law.
Miss Rachel Samuels, proprietor of n
military shop at 15th and Walnut streets,
today was fined 53) and costs for selling
aigrettes. The charge against her wat
brought by Harry Slmms, deputy com
rolsslonT of the Pennsylvania State
Slmms. who ts making a tour of the
entire city for the purpose of detecting
violations of the law against the filing
of aigrettes, found a hat, trimmed with
aigrette feathers in Mls3 Samuels win
dow and reported the case to the com
mission. Slmms declared that he Is on
the trail of about a score of other vio
lators of the law whom, he said, the
commission will prosecute to the utmost
ASSAULTED BY POLICEMEU
Gardener Charges He "Was Struck by
Two Having "Warrant.
Special Policemen Lawson and Kennedy,
of the 61st and Thompson streets sta
tion, were arraigned before Magistrate
Renshaw in City Hall today charged with
assault and battery on Shephard Con
stable, a landscape gardener, Wissahkkon
avenue and Carpenter street, German,
town, Lawson was held In IMO bail for
court and Kennedy discharged.
Constable testified he was beaten by
Lawson for refusing to submit to arrest.
He had purchased a horse and wagon
from a man. Later It was discovered the
team had been stolen before it was sold
to Constable. The latter was summoned
to appear before a magistrate, but ignored
the summons. Constable said Lawson and
Kennedy were sent to arrest him for
receiving stolen goods, and when he re
fused to accompany them Lawson struek
him, dragged him Into a motorcar and
then struck him again.
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the new printer, "you know this is a
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Three clays later the dignified clergyman-editor
received the first copy
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u.nd crumpled to the floor. This is
what he had read
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evangelist, will c mint a series ol
meetings la this town next month."
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TEST LUNGS DURING
Sedate Ministers and Staid
Alike in Applause Ex
Governor Stuart Principal
"Hello, Bill! Lo, Sam!" "HI. Brad!"
shouted the members of the Bala-Cyn-wyd
Neighborhood Club, who assembled
more than 3X) strong for their seventh
nnnual dinner at Kugler's last night. It
was a get-together gathering such as
Is seldom seen. After invocation by the
Hev. Henry A. F. Hoyt and the singing
of "Tho Star-Spangled Banner," staid
merchants and sedate ministers pulled
their carnival and Halloween hats
roguishly down over their eyes and yelled
and sang and twirled their rattles with
deaf-ntng dln-untll the soup, roast
tenderloin hearts, fried scallops and other
viands luieted them.
Ex-Governor Edwin S. Stuart, the prin
cipal speaker, received an ovation from
the tables, the diners rising and Blng
lng "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow." The
ex-Governor decried tho modern tendency
to discredit the successful business man.
"All our schools, churches and other In
stitutions are maintained by th success
ful business man," he said. "I mention
the name of tha founder of Gtrard Col
lege." , . .
Prof. John Dennis Mahoney, head of
the literature department at the "West
Philadelphia High School for Boys, spoke
on the necessity of athletic departments
In schools "They make dull boys bright,
for we must have a good, sound physical
animal," he said. "Clean, healthy bodies
back up clean, healthy minds."
In a laush-provoklng talk, Gwynn T.
Sheppord, secretary of the Jamestown
Exposition Company, apologized for the
absence of John Temple Graves, whom he
had agreed to produce and who sent a
letter of regret to the meeting Obey
ing the sentence of the president and
toastmaster. J. V. E Titus, Mr. Sh'pperd
proved an able substitute as a speaker.
"The hero is not the man who charges
the cannon's mouth, but the man who
to pnml ntiffhlmi. RrCClYAVLVi tO the dlC-
tatea of his conscience," he said. "That's
Just the kind of a man I warn in oe a
rwnA Mnan nf Tnns vlvania. even If I
did come from Virginia." The singing of
"Dixie followed so voceruua- iv n
In fact, everything was vociferous. Tha
n Ka .m,r1v4Mt nrtfRtH. the Wild
dashlngs of Chairman W. B. Kraft, the
rourt tall acots, wno stamen in wn urns'
pipe and kilt, were all applauded that
As it waxed late ra.3 p. m ). the
neighbors became reckless.
If vour wlfq wants to go to the
countrv." sang "Billy" Davis. "Let fer
go! Lt 'er go! Let her go"' thundered
tha chorqs. over and over again. Be
fore the clock struck 11, the place was
deserted by the happy clubbers, who
sang as they departed:
"For it's always fair whether
When good fellows get together,
With the stein on the table
And the good song ringing clear."
But there was not a stein present, not
a thimbleful of sweet water. However,
many a resident of Bala and Cynwyd
slept late this morning.
HELD FOR THEFT OF LEAD
Four Accused of Taking 15,000
Pounds of Metal.
Accused of having stolen 16,000 pounds
of lead from the Atlantic Heflning Coin
pan), VA street and Paswyunk avenue,
four men were held today in the 30th
and Federal streets police station under
$M0 bail each for a further hearing on
November 6. They are William or
"Dixie" Gray. Manton street. John or
"Crow" Gray, Latona street: Neal Mallon.
Manton street, and William Sirrjpkins,
Oxford fctreet near 31st.
The men were arreted last night on a
warrant sworn out by Spi-ial Polueman
Cope who declares that they hie been
visiting the Atlantic Refining I'ompany a
plant nightly for a number of weeks a'id
removing the lead in a wagon Abo t
$W pounds of the metal were recuverev'.
THE ELY AT BALA
BLUECOAT'S HEAD CUSHION
FOR HIGH-DIVING FELINE
Policeman Unconsciously Saves Cat
That Leaps From Fifth Floor.
Cat that nould Jump to esctpo from Rloft
"When tho landing below Is of asphalt or lock.
Should pick out a blucco.it Tilth cranium soft,
Although it may give the policeman a shock
Policeman John Hilton, of the Park and
Lehigh avenues station, Is being con
gratulated today for saving a pussy cat
from injury in a Slve-ttory jump at Ki:
North Broad ptreet. His protestations
that he didn't do it Intentionally mako no
difference to other policemen.
Hilton was strolling on Broad street this
morning. When he got In front of the
Miller storago house something that frit
llko a ton of bricks, but turned out to
be only a cat, struck hi in on the head
and rolled oft to the sidewalk. Hilton's
foot shot out In attempted reprisul, but
by that time the cat was hiding under
the steps of a houso nearly a block away.
Investigation In the storage hou-o
brought to light the fact that the cat
hnd been in the place since Inst Friday,
and all efforts to oust or capture it had
been futile. Today emploves called up
reinforcements, and by executing flanking
movements cornered the feline on a fifth
floor window ledge.
Pusy realized that it nai quite a drop
to the' sidewalk, but promenading nearer
nnd nearer was the bluecoat. So the cat
held off he attack by a show of claws
until Hilton was Jurt underneath, and
then Jumped, landing unhurt.
PARK HABITUE ENTERTAINED
FRIENDS ON WOMAN'S MONEY
Appropriated Woman's Handbag to
Buy Food and Now Repents.
The sudden transformation of a man
who gives his name as John McCullough
from a homeless habitue of Fairmount
Park to a philanthropist who bought
food, liquid refreshments and clothing
for his destitute companions, resulted to
day in his being held under SC00 for court
by Magistrate Bojlo in the SDth street
and Lancaster avenue police station.
The man is accused of appropriating
a handbag containing J0, lot on Sun
day afternoon In the Park by Mlrandy
Barber. 4'iM Merlon avenue. According
to the police, tho woman was gathering
autumn leaves In the Park on Sunday
afternoon and laid the handbag down
When sh wished to go home the bns
could not be found, and although Mc
Cullough, who Is said to have been hid
ing in bushes, saw the hag, he volun
teered no Information, but waited until
the search was abandoned nnd then
picked It up. When arrested yesterday
fSSM was found In McCullough's pos
session, the pollco say.
NEWSBOYS TO PARADE
Lads Who Sell the Evening Ledger
to Have Theatre Party.
The Eveni.no Ledoeb newsboys of the
northeast section will take tonight off
to visit the Little Broadway Theatre,
Kensington avenue and Cumberland
There they wU see pictures of nine
ai. annMniu. snlnrtpfl for them. "The
Great Hindu Mystery" will head the bill.
Theie will be a nuartet to sing uunng
the performance. The boys will form at
Kensington and Lehigh avenues at S
o'clock, march to Huntingdon street, to
Front, to Susquehanna avenue and then
countermarch to the theatre John P.
Smith, the distribution manager of the
PvRojiKn i.edqei; in the district, will bo
marshal of the parade.
LOSES EYE BY FLYING NAIL
J, H, Henderson Brought Here From
Atlantic City for Operation.
Following an accident in the Liberty
Cut Glass Works. Egg Harbor, X. J ,
Joseph Harris Henderson, son of Samuel
R. Henderson, of 2S06 De Lancey street,
had his left eye removed In the Univer
sity Hospital last night.
The Injury was received when a nail
flew from a box which Mr. Henderson
was opening In the shipping room of the
gUs works. He was taken to the At
lantic City Hospital and later removed
to this city, where Dr. G E. deSchwelnlw
decided that the operation was necewary.
MEN SCALDED IN EXPLOSION
The explosion of a safety valve on a
Shifting engine on the Baltimore and
Ohio Raihoad, at 3tw itreet and Glrard
avenue, today scalded Peter J Dolan,
tne engineer, iui napit. nnn iuii,inif
ton, and U-rgc ' rniwiu s the ti inwn
616 Sansom street They were taken to
tre German Ko-yltal. Their condition u
TO BACK INQUIRY IN
R. R. YARD-DISPUTE
Director Cooke Writes to
Citizens Who Predict
Danger to Property Values
and Smoke Nuisance.
Director Cooke, of the Department of
Public Works, has written to John O.
Sheatz, chairman of the Overbrook Citi
zens' Committee who are opposing tho
proposed plans for locating n Pennsyl
vania Railroad freight yard between B2d
and Old streets, asking that the citizens
nnd Councilmcn of Overbrook support a
project for complete Investigation of the
The Overbrook citizens contend that de
preciation of property values will follow
the establishment of the freight yard,
chiefly on account of smoke from tho loco,
The Pennsylvania Railroad maintains
that tho location of the yard at any othor
place would cause heavy additional op
erating charges and delay in handling
Director Cooke points out that if tho
contentions of the railroad be well
founded, the entire public may In the
long run be burdened by additional
freight charges If the yard Is located nt
Ho suggests that Councils appropriate
$3000 for retaining nn expert In railroad
opeiatlon to Investigate thoroughly the
contention of tho railroad company and
asks that tho Overbrook citizens support
the request for the councllmantc appro
priation. Mayor Blankenburg will send a mes
sage to Councils asking that no action on
the ordinance for establishment of the
freight janl bo taken until a complete
investigation Is made in the Interests of
Select Councilman Herbert Marls, of
the 34th Ward, who Introduced the ordi
nance for establishing the freight yard,
declared at a meeting of Overbrook citi
zens that he would withdraw the meas
ure. Director Cooke's letter to the Overbrook
citizens In part roads:
"The question ralcid by your resolution
that of the entire removal of the pro
posed yt'rd from Overbrook Is a new one
and ono in the settlement of which tho
whole city Is Interested and therefore
must lie consulted. As long as the dis
cussion hinged on the manner In which
the yard in Overbrook was to be built
it was fairly a local question.
"We are Informed, however, by the
Pennsylvania Railroad that the reloca
tion of this yard at any other point than
the one suggested will Involve a heavy
additional annual operating charge, as
well as delays In the handling of a large
part of Philadelphia's freight.
"I'ndcr our new conception of a public
service company, It would be a mistake
to assume that in the long run the nddl
tlonal operating charges involved will bo
oorne sote'y by the stockholders of this
road It would be a fairer statement that
In the long run the burden of these addi
tional operating charges will be borne
by the whole Philadelphia public, through
increased freight charges. Again, the
shippers of the whole city of Philadelphia,
rather than the citizens of Overbrook.
would bo interested In delays In freight
shioments due to a relocation of this yard.
In view i'f these considerations, this
department has asked the Pennsylvania
Railroad for a detailed report on the rea
son which caused them to select this
particular site for their general clasBln
catlon yard. We have also asked for an
fstimate of the additional cost, both con
struction and operating, which would be
Involved In locating this yard either at
some other point within the city limits
or at some point entirely without the
city limits. We have also asked them
to adWse us as to what effect such re
location will have upon the whole ques
tion of the movement of freight of local
origin or destination. As soon as thin
report Is received by us It will be for
warded to you
"I'nttl we have decided this broad ques
tion as to the advisability of the relo
cating of this yard it Is almost useless
to consider questions which have to do
with the possible electrification of the
yard la Its present location."
TOYS FROM NATIONS AT WAR
HERE ON DUTCH STEAMSHIP
Many of Thorn Made by Children Now-
Orphaned and in Want.
Toys from Germany, Belgium and Hol
land, which Santa Claus feared would
not arrive here In tlmo for Christmas
because of the European war, wore
hrought In by the Dutch steamship
Noordyk, after a perilous volage. They
are now being discharged from the holds
of tho steamship at the foot of Wash
ington nvenuo, and rushed in drays and
auto trucks to their various destinations.
Before they are delivered, however.
Undo Sam's custom oxamlnora havo to
lbok them over and appraise their value,
and If necessary assess the duty on them.
This work is being expedited by Customs
Appraiser Roper and his assistants.
There Is pathos in each toy received
hem from tho warring countries. Many
of them were fashioned to bring cheer
to the hearts of the little children of
America by the hands of the little chil
dren of the Black Forest, of Germany,
who now aro mourning the loss of par
ents Children of Belgium, now orphans,
homeless and penniless, hungry and cold,
turned out the joy-brlnglng trinkets for
Santa Claus shops when their minds were
To get out of Germany the toys had a
dlfllcult time. Thoy were sent down the
Rhine in boats to Rotterdam, as the
railroads wero busily engaged In carrying
troops. To prevent molestation all caser
were marked "American property," for
they had been bought and paid for by
TEMPERANCE SONS ELECT
Charles W. Hampton Now Heads
Ofncers for the coming year wero elect
ed at the nfternoon session of the 71st
annual meeting of the Grand Division.
Sonn of Temperance of Pennsylvania, be
ing held in the Parkway Building. Thirty
sir organizations from all parts of tho
State are represented by delegates to the
convention, which will end tonight.
Addresses were made at. tho opening
session this morning by City Treasury
William McCoach, a past grand ofllcer,
and Marvin M. Eavenson, also a past
grand officer of tho organization. The
officers elected are:
Grand worthy patriarch, Charles W.
Hampton, this city; grand worthy asso
ciate. John Williams, of Elrama. Wash
ington County; grand worthy scrlbo, R. A.
Speece. of this city: grand worthy treas
urer E. R. Stelnroetz; grand worthy
chaplain. Shubal Daniels, of this city;
grand conductor. H. Shiftman, of Suters
vtlle Westmoreland County: grand sen
tinel, Henry Hughes, of Bristol, and grand
worthy patron, Lou Smith, this city.
Representatlves-at-large elected wore
Mrs. Maria Looney. Mrs. LUlle B. Cooper.
James Guy, Mrs. Laura Crooks.
ACCUSED AGENT COMMITTED
Harry Foster Sent to Jail In Default
Harry Foster, n real estate agent, for
merly of 32d and Cumberland streets, who
was brought back to this city by extra
dition from Norfolk. Va . on charges of
embezzling J35S2 from the German
American Building and Loan Association.
was committed to Moyamenslng Prison
today in default of ball
Foster was formerly treasurer of the
association and. It Is eald. has admitted
the truth of tho charges against him.
MORE WATCHFUL WAITING
Admiral Sir Percy Scott, whose
statement that the dreadnought type
of warship la dead has caused some
sensation, la a very hard worker him
self, and ho detests laziness In others.
One morning some time ago he np
proached a member of tha "unemploy.
able" class who was lying under a tree
beside a river, placidly watching the
barges drift up and down.
"What aro you here for?" Sir Percy
The man turned lazily to look at him.
"I'm here," he said, "to pile them
bales on to the wharf."
"I see," commented Sir Percy dryly,
"and now I suppose you are resting?"
"No," was the thoughtful reply; "no,
I ain't resting. I'm Just waiting."
"Waiting!" repeated Sir Percy.
"Till It's time to knock off work."
was tho bland reply. Pearson'
ACCUSED PICKPOCKET LONG
GAVE POLICE TROUBLE
"Umbrella Kid" Wanted on Several
Charges Brought From New York.
James Robinson, alias tho "Umbrella
Kid," aald to ho a well-known pickpocket
and until last August a fugitive from
Justice, was brought to Philadelphia to
day by detectives. A pal of Robinson's,
known as William Conners, also an al
leged ball Jumper, Is now In prison here.
Robinson and Conners twlco Jumped
ball In this city, and after their departure
on each occasion It was subsequently dis
covered either worthless or forced se
curities had been deposited for them, tho
They were first arrested In the Tender
loin hero for picking the pockets of Sam
uel N. Neville, of Colllngsdalc. Tho vic
tim was relieved of $150. Tho prisoners
wero admitted to ball by Maglstrato
Rooncy and later left the city. This was
In 1910. The two men camo back, nnd
on March 8L 1912, wore again taken into
oustody for picking tho pockets of
Michael Kossler, 1715 Cambrldgo street.
They lured him to Catnno and St. James
streets nnd took $70 from his pockets, it
was charged. Robinson nnd Conners
wero arrested, released under ball and
again left town.
Later Connors was rearrested, brought
back to Philadelphia and ts now In
prison. Robinson eluded capturo until
August of this year, when he was ar
rested at a fair In Solway, N. Y recog
nized, and held to await extradition by
MADE FORTUNE IN ALASKA;
ASKS FOR WARM CELL NOW
Holbrook's 8100,000 Gained in Gold
Fleldn Went to Saloons.
Peter Holbrook, who withstood the win
tors In Alaska when ho was spurred on
by tho hunt for gold, shivered for a fow
hours on a bench In Franklin Square last
night nnd then went to the 10th and But
tonwood streets Btatlon and asked for a
This morning he was turned out. Ho
met the cold, nnd, shlvorlng, returned to
the station and asked Magistrate Belcher
If It wero true that the House of Correc
tion was steam heated. He was assured
that It was. He then asked to bo sen
tenced there for six months as a vagrant.
His request was granted.
Holbrook said that he Joined the rush
for gold In the Klondike nnd camo away
from there with flOO.COO. He established
a shoe business In Chicago, and among
other things built himself up a strong
appetite for whisky, tho foundation of
which was laid In Alaska. The whisky
got tho Bhoe business, and then Holbrook
started tramping. Ho dreads tho win
ters now, and he says he searches for a
town that has a warm House of Correc
tion where he may spend tho winter.
PARROT GETS CUES MIXED
AND OWNER LOSES SALES
Bird Shouts "Hoeh der Kaiser" to
Englishmen; "Viva la Joffre" to
nilmtnnto the parrot that refuses to JlcrlTnl
nato Or there will bo a fracas when he mastlcntuj
Peruse thli talo tho dealer's blat: one reallv
must excuso his nail
Although tho arn may shako ub and may
cause our faith to aag.
A parrot, name and species undetermin
ed, has started a miniature war In Ken
sington nnd Is driving trado away from
Its owner, Joseph Barlow, a produce
dealer, Kensington avenue and Front
street. Barlow trained the bird carefully,
In the belief that ho had a scheme to
corral many a dollar, but llko most rules,
it worked both ways.
According to Barlow, the parrot either
got mixed In the blgnals or decided to
discard them nnd do its own talking.
The result Is that when a German is
passing the stand the bird squawks, "Viva
La Joffre." Naturally the Geiman buys
nothing at the produce stand.
When an Englishman or Frenchman
passed the blid mutters, "Hoch der
Kaiser" with devastating effect on sales.
For a time, Barlow says, while the sig
nals were working properly, his trade
Increased by leaps and bounds. Germans
were willing to stand around for hours
listening to "Hoch der Kaiser" and try
ing to teach the bird to sing "Die Wncht
Am Rhine." Barlow Is seriously con
sidering tho Imprisonment of the bird.
ILL, SHE TAKES POISON
Young Woman, Victim of Tubercu
losis, in Serious Condition.
Despondency, due to the knowledge that
she was a victim of tuberculosis, caused
Miss Nellie Kejcs, 22 iars old, 6017 Reno
street, to attempt suicide late last night
hy taking poison nt the home of Mrs.
Susan Croley, 1910 Jefferson street.
Miss Kcvps was taken to the Women's
Hospital, where physicians say her con
dition is critical.
SAFETY COUNCIL TO MEET
The Philadelphia branch of the National
Council for Industrial Safety will hold a
meeting tonight in Franklin Institute. Tho
principal speaker will bo Mrs. Jessica P
McCall, well known because of tho edu
cational work accomplished for the
Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company, who
will t-peak on "Safety on the Street "
James B. Douglas, prebldent of the coun
cil, will preside, apd Dliector of Public
Safety Porter will take part In a discus
sion. CABMEN AT ACADEMY TONIGHT
The Philadelphia Operatic Society will
produce "Carmen" In the Academy of
Music this evening. Tho staging of tho
opera followB weeks of diligent rehears
ing, which has developed a cast of un
usual calibre and an excellent chorus and
ballet composed of 151) members of the
society. The leading parts will be taken
by Miss Vivlenne Segal, aji Carmen;
George Rothcrmet, Don Jose; Mis Ada
Una Paul Noar, Mlcula, and Horace
Hood, Escamlllo the toreador.
Woman Accused of Selling "Coke"
A sale of eocalne, which the police
say was made by Anabel Hargraves, a
Negress, 119 Bainbridge street, led Mag
istrate Carson, in the 2d and Christian
streets police station, today to hold
her in 500 ball for a further hearing
Jerry Camp, a Negro, who lived at the
same address was sent lo prison last
ear for selling cocaine Police say
Emma Burnet, a Negro. 1209 Balnbridse
street, purchased the cocaine from the
woman on Saturday night
RUSH OF GIFTS FOR
SANTA CLADS SHIP j
FEATURES LAST DM
Child Federation Forced to
Abandon Taking Names of
Contributors in Crush Thai
Marks Closing Hours.
Tn TTinlfrt TinaeiM U.
Christmas" 'ship Jason on "sett
time, all contributions for the T chi '
drcn of warring Buropo must bo T
he Child Federation pavllUon ln CHr
Hall court nt 0 o'clock this even
This Is the last day. nV
Tho success of tho Christmas shu ..
pedltlon Is. assured. If the contrlbuUoM
irom an or tho bo cities nctlvo In ty,
movemont should by any chanco miscarry
those from Philadelphia alone would maW
tho Jason's trip worth whllo.
Starting 10 days ago on one of Hi
most energetic campaigns ever waged la
this city, the odlclals of tho Child Federal
tlon havo worked with unflagging vi'jij
for the distant youngsters who havo tcea
orphaned nnd whoso homes have been
made desolate by tho terrlblo conflict of
During the first fow days of tho can-
palgn the giving was desultory. ifoifi
, nuuuviijiiiiv imo wuij iii.iuiiiK ready .
rtM.I..-.- ..,.... ...lit. .. ....-I. I. , . '
jiiiiiKS intuitu mi u uuu later. AOday
tho Christmas ship pavilion Is filled with
tho offerings of thoso who waited until
the Inst minute s,o ns to bo ablo to aenl
a more complete contribution. It hu
been tho rule of tho Child Federation to
take the name of every contributor, tut
today that rulo Is being broken. Peopli
are simply coming in nnd depoaltlnj
their donations on the counter, when they
can break through tho ranks to get then,
and leaving quickly so ns to mako room
for other contributors. Tho climax hM
Apparently It hasn't mattered what i
man's sympathies In tho war are, thl
distressing plight of tho children hai
made all such difference disappear. Their
need has been responsible for the moit
spectacular display of generosity that thli
city has ever seen. Rich and poor alike
have Joined In tho relief work, nnd even
tho most reluctant pocketbook has been
unable to resist this appeal. Schools;
churches, Sunday schools, lumber camps,
lighthouse keepers, , hospltnls, colleges,
sewing circles, card clubs, business houses,
department stores and private Individual!
aro all represented among the contribu
tors. One of the gifts received today la an
Interesting box from girl students at ths
Unlversltv of Pennsylvania. Tha mldnlglt
oil which they havo been accustomed t
burn in study has been consumed la th
last 10 days In a less Intellectual but mote
sympathetic cause. Twenty-five of thi
girls piled their needles so Industriously
that "nighties," petticoats and warn
Jackets filled their contribution box.
To reckon accurately the actual cash
contributions received Is well nigh Impos
sible. More than $3000 has been recelred
and much more is expected before ths
pavilion closes this evening.
BICYCLE THIEVES CAUGHT
Lads, Who Preyed on Messenger,
Exposed by Companion.
Nino boys were placed under arrest to
day by special policemen of the 15th
street and Snyder avenue station and U
bicycles stolen from messenger boys wets
recovered. The prisoners range In agt
from 12 to 17.
Numerous complaints wero made to the
police of tho theft of bicycles Tor
works detectives tried to round up ths
offenders. Last night they arrested oris
boy, and this morning he gavo the names
of others in tho nlleged band which made
a practice of stealing bicycles.
The boys arrested aro Charles Mc
Clcnghan, Colorado street and Sn)dH
avenue; Georgo Butter, lfith street anJ
Passyunk avenue; Frank Johns, 3d anl
Selgel streets; Charles Lantly, ibtn "
Rhunk streets; John Bevertin, l"th anl
Wolf streets; Fred Kauffman, Colorads
aim McKean streets; Robert Trcssler,
lfth and Wolf streets; Harry McNichol
ISth street and Snyder avenuo, and How
ard Brennan, Bottvler street and Snyder
Herbert Johnson Will Lecture
A lecture on Illustration will be gives
by Herbert Johnson, art editor of th
Saturday Kvenlng Post, to the class u
book salesmanship and library work l
,U ITriltlnn. Piinn T?VflnttlI? ITIeh rfl00l
15th and Mount Vernon streets, tt
evening, at 7:30 o'clock, xne meeuns
open to tho public.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8-
For eastern Pennsylvania and
Jersey-Genernlly fair tonight and Tiutrr
day; warmer tonight; moderate vtf"
mostly Bouthwest. .
Tho cold area has drifted Into t"
Southeastern portion of the counur,
earning freezing temperatures to J
central portions of tho Gulf States, vf
frost to the western Florida coast.
reaction to warmer is reported froa
the Plains States, tho central and .Jt
per Mississippi valleys, the Lake rel
and the upper St. Lawrence yaUJ
Light rain and snow flurries occurrej
from Lake Huron and Erie eastward
the coast and continue In a few scs.1
tered localities this morning. uw
skies are reported from the Southed
States and from the Mississippi
U. S. "Weather Bureau Bulletla
Obmvatmn made at S a. m Eastern tte
lat Italn- Veloc- . ,,h
Stall .n 8 a.m. n t. sail V , Ind Ijy "f
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Atlantic lily.... ?? r, !,,. in Clear
Ulman.k. N P. 3J 3 J . NW JO Clew
lloston, Mass.... A! -S .. sv lu
Chicago. Ill . J'J $1 $ I-clo
niuna p a i 3i . b -j Uat
Denver, Col...... ss . ?,. 2 CtV
Puluth. Minn ... 2 J-; J .it,
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MempnU. Tenn . 3S 3S .. fe J- .,,
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