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. S. PRESSES CASE
"Special Assistant Attorney
General Argues Suit to
Dissolve Alleged Film
Trust in Court Here.
With stocks of testimony taken during
the last two years, Edwin P. Orosvenor,
special assistant to Attorney deneral
Gregory, began his argument on behalf
f the .government in Its suit, Med
August 5, 1912, to dissolve the so-called
taovie ploture trust."
It' Is alleged the "trust" has gained such
control of the manufacture and distribu
tion of motion picture films and Ap
paratus of the art that Independent manu
facturers, jobbers and theatres have been
forced ul of, business. The argument.
Which, It Is believed, may last for three
4ay, la being heard by Judge Dickinson
In the Vnlted Stated District Court.
Opposed to Mr. Orosvenor are Charles
V. Kingsley, James A. Caldwell, Henry
MetvlUe, Charles K. Zug, Samuel O.
Edmonds, James J. Allen, A. K. Stock-
ton, George F. Schutl and Archibald It.
TVatson. all of New Tork: Melville
Church, of Washington. D. C.; Qeorgo
Willis and Ered It. Williams, of Balti
more: David J. Myers and ox-Congressman
R. O. Moon, of Philadelphia.
There are 13 corporation defendants and
11 Individual defendants named In tho
Government's suit. There are tho Motion
Plcturo Patents Company, principal de
fendant, of New Jersey; General Film
Company, New Xorkj Blograph Company,
Vvir York; Thomas A. Edison, Ino.,
Orange, N. J,; Essanay Film Manufactur
ing Company, Chicago: Kalem Company,
Inc. New Yok: George Kline, Chicago;
Lubln Manufacturing Company, Philadel
phia; Mollis Manufacturing Company.Chl
cago; Pathe Frcres, Now Jersey, Sells
roiytcope pompany. Chicago; Vitagraph
Company of America, New York; Armat
Moving Picture Company. Washington,
D. C; Frank L. Dyer, Orange, N, J.;
Harry N. Marvin, J. J. Kennedy, Sanrael
Long. J. A. Oerst. of New York; Sleg
mund Lubln, Philadelphia: Gaston Mellcs,
George It Speer and W. II. Sellg. of
Chicago; Albert S. Smith, Brooklyn, N.
T., and William Pulser, Orange, N. J.
f SUNDAY COMMITTEE BUSY
Sternberg Spend Day Planning for
Bevival by Evangelist.
This has been a busy day for the
"Billy" Sunday campaign workers.
Shortly after noon the Executlvo Com
mittee met In the City Club; at 2 o'clock
Alba D. Johnson, chairman of the Com
mittee: on Transportation and Safety,
and. his committee met with Director of
Public Safety Porter, Superintendent of
'Police Ttoblmon and Chief engineer
Jlurphy, -in the campaign headquarters
in the Stock Bxcharge Building, to dis
cuss means for assuring safety during
tho big meetings In the tabernacle on
The city officials have -promised they
wUJca-qperate in every way -with the
officials of the organization, and assur
ance -.was given by Mr. Porter that he
Would always be willing to listen to
'whatever the committee desires him to
At 3 o'clock the Nursery Committee,
of which Mrs. Adolph Woll is chairman,
met In' Ino headquarters to consider the
Important matter of assuring comfort
for the children whom parents take to
the meetings. It has always been the
custom at the Sunday tabernacles to
have a nursery, where the babies are
amused and protected by nurses while
the mothers attend the services.
MUST EDUCATE TO GET TRADE
Jfreas Brown Snyder Declares South
America Is Not Prepared.'
A campaign of education Jn South
America Is necessary before United
States business men will be In a posi
tion to use their equipment to establish
a credit system there according to
Freaa Brown Snyder, of the First Na
tional Bank, who addressed the "Phila
delphia Association of Credit Men today
at htelr luncheon In the St. James.
Mr. Brown declared that prior to the
enactment of the Federal Reserve act
there were no financial relations between
this country- and South America. He
said that in commercial relations Lon
don "was the clearing house and settle
ments were on a basis of pounds sterling
because exchange rates In England were
more steady than In this country.
Tho Federal reserve, permitting na
tional batiks to establish branches. In
foreign countries, obviated this, accord
ing to Mr. Brown. He said the National
City Bank of New York Immediately es
tablished: branches In Buenos Aires and
In Rio Janeiro under the new law.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 8.
Tor Eastern Pennsylvania and New
Jersey-Cloudy tonight and Wednesday;
pat much change in temperature; mod
crate north -Hinds
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,ew BngUnd this morning, and the
wind have decreased along the New
Jersey coast, although high winds and
gales prevail from Long Island to Nan
fueket Precipitation has occurred over
scattered areas covering more than one
half of the country during the last 24
hour, being generally light except
iHT 1 N-orth Atlantic coast. The
temperature changes have been slight
and Irregular! and seasonable conditions
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pa tela morning. It Is moderately
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MISS IDA TARBELL
PRESCRIBES WORK AS
REMEDY FOR WAR
Noted Writer Deprecates
Calamity Howling and
Kindred Ills in Address
Before Poor Richard Club
Miss Ida M. Tarbell, noted writer and
social philosopher, has a remedy for war.
She outlined her remedy to the Poor
Richard Club this afternoon In one short
sentence: "The best way to prevent war
Is to put al Ithe Idle gentlemen engaged
In the work of calamity howling and grave
forebodings to work."
Miss Tarbell was received with great
enthusiasm by the Poor Illchards, an
organization of advertising men. In clear,
short and Illuminating phrases she told
them how to take full advantage of the
opportunities now before them In the
way of increasing business and elevating
the Industrial Ufa of the United Slates.
Miss Tarbell branded those persons who
allowed themselves to be thrown Into
a state of fear and confusion by tho Eu
ropean war as "cowards."
"There Is nothing so contagious aa fear
and cowardice," said Miss Tarbell. "If
I everybody In the United States was com
pelled to worK eight Hours a day it
would be a great stimulant to Industrial
and business activity. There are some
gentlemen who seem to have nothing
to do but stir up scares, such as we
have before us now with tho proposal
for a complete Investigation of tho mili
tary and naval resources of the United
"These people aro engaged In the occu
pation of figuring out how a hostile fleet
would come up New York Bay, destroy
all the forts along the Hudson and cap
ture every city as far west as Chicago.
I think tho best way to get rid of this
nuisance la to put these people to work.
"We cannot get rid of war If wo are
trying to talk war. The most essential
thing now Is to talk Industry, to talk
peace and progress. The easiest way
to bring on war Is to wish It on. The
war In Europe was wished on Europe.
I have known French mothers to say,
We bear children In order that they
may grow; up and kill tho Germans.'
The same was true In the other coun
tries. We must talk peace and nothing
but peaco If we would have peace."
In discussing tho effects of tho war
upon the United States, as these effects
concern both Its present and Its future.
Miss Tarbell said: "There has been an
enormous amount of pure cowardice In
this country since the war. People
thought that they should close up their
shops and mills and factories, dismiss
their help and satisfy their conscience by
contributing something to the sufferers
on the other side. Nothing has been
more foolish, more discouraging than this
shutting off of business.
A GIRL FROM SURE DEATH
Forgets to Get Her Name, But Comes
In With tho Story.
The Boy-Hero Reporter walked Into the
Evxnino Ledger office and handed tho
city editor a red-hot "story."
BOY SAVES GIE,Ii FKOM
GETTING KTJN OVER
Boy while walking on second and
- Balnbrldge saw a girl with a basket
fall over the tracks while a car was
running. He ran Into and picked up
the girl as quick as possibly.
Charlea Schmidt, 12 years old, US Chris
tian street. Is the Boy-Hero Reporter.
"I don't know who the girl Is." he said.
"She Is a.' little bigger than me. She had
n basketful of things to eat. When I
picked her up she said 'Thank you, little
boy,' and -when she rode away on a car
she waved her handkerchief at me.
"Was she pretty? You bet she was.
She had red cheeks on her and red rib
bons In her hair."
When asked why he had rashly risked
his life to save the fair one, the hero
said, "I am a Boy Scout."
Charles explained that it Is the duty of
a Boy Scout to help others. He Is yet a
"tenderfoot," but In a few months will be
a full-fledged uniformed scout, If every
thing goes as ho wishes.
Charles may be fine timber for a scout,
but he doesn't amount to much as a re
porter. The herolo rescue happened Sat
urday, and he didn't tell the city editor
until today nor did he learn the rescued
But a Boy Hero can't be expected to
report his own story perfectly, at that.
GIRL WINS $1000 ART PRIZE
Awarded for Mural Decoration at
West Philadelphia High School.
A $1000 award for the best mural decora
tions at the West Philadelphia High
School was won by MIm Alice I. Riddle,
115 Herman street, Germantown. The
decorations, with "The Canterbury
Tales," as a theme, will adorn the walls
of the library.
The announcement of the award was
made last night at a meeting of the
Fellowship of the Academy' of the Fine
Arts, composed of former students, whlcn
conducted the competition Herbert
Welsh presided In the absence of Henry
Thouron, president- The committee on
the award consisted of Violet Oakley,
Emily Sartain and Nicola d'Ascenzo, who
judged the decorations from sketches sub
mitted by many well-known young artists.
Mtsa Riddle, who la only about 20 years
old, was bom In Philadelphia and re
ceived her education in the publlo schools
In 1S10 he won a three-year Board of
Education scholarship to the Academy
of the Fine Arts. Three years later she
gained the Cresson traveling scholar
ship awarded by the Academy and spent
three months In Europe. Violet Oakley,
Henry McCarter and Joseph T. Pearson,
Jr. were among her teachers..
SHIP CHANGES FLAGS HERE
Gargoyle First Vessel Admitted to
V. S. Registry at Philadelphia,
The flrst foreign ship to cams under
AfiMrtean registry at Philadelphia for
jHy ohsBgtd fUs at Vt&) today at
the P-elBt Breex wharf of the Atlantic
ReAalag OMvpaay, after three postpone
ments. The bt. Gargoyle, wWeU 13 one
of the feoalg company's fleet of t,n3c
steamers, was fermerly called tW Fenit
olL asd until the shipping on the At-
Mustie became tea daogeraua. had, sailed 1
umUr tfea German Hag
The AmericoA flag was hoisted by
Joseph C Gabtal. an agt of t At
Uatia Ksflnlog Cojnpsiy The 0H5yl
wtU soil tomorrow atenuMHn at o'rrlncfr
for OesaMsto. KyK, with a cargo f
l,mm jKUMW of oil OWeota S. JeMrte
is till HUtt&iSL
Ite et mu turn Alawi
adjfe. ftN MM bs uuiPfi with wire.
Hi aMKMMto Ms wkkrtam slma!
swfteiK fee to M tH kog a4 abt
EVENING LftDtflSB PHILADELPHIA, TUESDAY, DEOEMBEB
JOAN OF ARC, FIRST MILITANT,
DESERTS HER POST IN PARK
JOAN OF ARC
The main ilnc in Fairmount Park was deserted The more or less
pellucid Schuylkill flowed down below. All eood persons were asleep
and only newspapermen and burglars were at large.
Joan of Arc, high up on her horse, carrying aloft her lance, stretched
herself while her stced"put dpwtt the fore leg held up in, theatrical posture.
Joan dismounted, her, armor creaking dismally. She threw down her
lance, disjointed her, helmet and twisted her head about to get the kinks
out of her neck.
"Mon ami," she said, "zis statute business ccs.not for what you
call heem? Oh, oui, a perfec' lady? Yes? It ese verry hard to seet on
ze cheval and hold your 'and up so high, for in ze wintaire your fingairs
zey get cold and zen the lance ees in danger of falling and hitting ze
gendarme on ze nut zat ees ze right word for bean, ees it not so?
Assent was given.
"J. was ze original militant," continued Joan, scraping sonic of the
rust from her dainty nqse. "Ze Jady .what -you call Missus Pankhursr,
she ees only an imitationist what .ees a copy? Yes? Jr fight wiz ze
lit ' V "!""" - b"'-'"""'"'l J" "I've j-uii yuiADic uc llfc'H' zc
mills of ze wind. I slam lie gentlemens on the head wiz my axe; she
slams ze irentlemen's oictures on ze frame. 1 ficht for ma hrltr fonw
she fights perfidious Albion.'
Joan was interrupted long enough to be told that Britain was no
longer "perfidious" and that France and England were fighting shoulder
"What!" she exclaimed, "eet ees impossib-Stncrci on moil What
can I ztnk. about when I sit on my cheval no more ze wars I fought
no more about my King? It.e,cs a sacre shame what ze gendarme on
?is beat call a gishdonged,. jiggered outrage, Poqfl Vot I-ca're for war
now? I am a lady of ze peaces I loaf ze bird what ees in peaces ze
, doaf, you call heem, yes? An' no more will I fight."
In the distance resounded the stirring call of the bugle the call
to battle and dertng-do.
"I cornel I cornel La belle Francel" shouted Joan, and she swung
herself on her bronze horse and setting her lance to her hip, rode off
...CU.jr .MIU till. UU3IV
Gee; dis night air ain't uhat it's cracked up to be," said the tramp,
he uncurled himself from the pedestal of the statue. He looked up
I thought she wus talkm' to me all the time," he added
ARMY IN READINESS
NATION'S NEED, SAYS
6. WHARTON PEPPER
Switzerland's Force of
Trained Soldiers Puts
Ours to Shame, Lawyer
Declares in Address.
The unpreparednessf the United States')
to face a foreign array ofinvaslon -was
severely criticised by Oeorge'VhartOti
Pepper at the annual supper of the Men's
Club of Wyncote, In the parish house of
All Hallows' Protestant Episcopal Church,
Wyncote, last night. Mr. Pepper declared
that the only way to preserve peace was
to have adequate means of demanding the
respect of every nation In the world
"If a little country like Switzerland can
maintain a standing army of young men
numbering K0.000 with four times that
many trained reserves, the United States,
should be able to double that number,"
said Mr. Pepper. ''We stand today tc mod
em Oollath, and sooner or later we wil
meet our David unless we remedy this
crying need now Because the Stars and
Stripes has never bowed to a belligerent
Power does not say that we shall continue
to be the powerful, peace-loving nation we
"If we are to have peace we roust have
also the power to demand It Every day
we read In the newspapers new phases of
our unpreparedness. We onee thought w
had the most modern eoast defense servloe
In the world. It has been shown to us
bow as UtUe better than nothing at all.
"Switzerland, One of the smallest na
tions on the earth, a nation that we
could tuck away 1b Pennsylvania and
never know it was there, has a novel plan
for maintaining an army of ad.eo.uata
strength to defend her borders ftvery
youHg man betwesn the ag4 of 19 jind S3
must serve three months in the army.
When they leave there are always other
to take their places, so that the nation
has a standing assay of JW.Ocp.
"I am sot prepared to oa any s,ug
gesUon as to bow we should tecruit otir
arsay u a KifWat strength U Insure
araUMtgn, We have such able authorities
as Rental WeJMrseooa. GeaacaJ Wood
ajy! KM l d that All I say U that
wi myrefared, asd without aay bo4
MgB ftw tfM condWoo. aa fur hj I
dean of the MftJHm-
Co11m, a4drwj the MMi-
mus, mm oe raarai4 na vanKm
V Pejw'a ubct He ooti
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WOMAN BEQUEATHED THREE
Caroline J. Cammerer Bemembered
Deserving Pianists Jn Will.
A bequest for a J1000 scholarship In a
European conservatory of music, of
Known merit. Is Included In the will of
'Caroline J. Cammerer, late of 1629 North
ranklln street, admitted to probato to
day. Her estate 'is valued at JDSOO.
Two scholarships of 1300 value each In
Philadelphia conservatories of muslo are
also Included as bequests In the will.
It la set forth In the testament that
the fund for the three scholarships "Is to
be used In furthering and aiding such
person or persons who have shown
unusual ability and-talent as planlsta and
who are prevented by poverty or financial
stringency from continuing their studies,
and In selecting from among applicants
lte nBUCCeM'ul oandldate the executors
shall be guided by some known authority
In the art of piano playing,"
The will also bequeaths 'To a worthy
hospital In Philadelphia for the endow
ment of a bed for persons suffering from
cancer, J5000. The residue of the estate
Is distributed mainly among relatives.
Hans Shadd. late of Hi South Uh
street, bequeathed an estate of H500 In
Personal property of Ellen B. Foster
has been appraised at 1S691W.
11 MERCHANTS IN COURT
Promise to Observe Sunday Closing'
Charged with violating the blue law
of 1TJ1. U merchants. Ineludlng butchsrs.
grocers, dealers In (Jresa goods and no-
J!Mh.SSSa,b?fQff "a"'"-' Belehsr
m the th and Uuttonwqod strsets sta
tion today and were fined U.6Q caeh
Wwtenant Stinger said at the hfaring
that numerous coigpjaints had been re
lved at the 10th and Buttonwood streets
station aout dealers keeping open on
Sunday. Policemen Maeiatyre and Lam
bartlse declared thev famish. .-.,. ,
J tb? dealer.
..BHiray wewner said he did not be
lieve the dealers were In a position to
pay the fyjea, snd after they had proaj.
lsd to c44s skop on Uunday in the fu
ture, th, Anas were rtttd.
Tha deaisM ware Mwris glylt. SMI
Noble .trrt. IlyHB MVUtLvlrt ?hr-
Ur str. Abe ClJr &
Ueat, Wait SefckevUs 7 fvoUr streat
C4barliu Xejiiner ma NorihifMnAail
fcall street , uaul Harris, WVISw
UfM. 4(.b Oohim, at i'uBtu straet,
txd Wftrt Wets, aw W ortTlto'a
GREATLY AIDED BY
. . i
Work, in Last Year Has
Eliminated Many Possible
Causesvand Improved Conditions.
fire Marshal Elliott issued a report to
day slibfln'(J that flrernen Inspectors
working' In" atl sections of tho city In the
work of -fire proteventton Inspected S7.W?
buildings 'between February U, 1913, and
November SO, 3814.
The flremer)y conducting tho Inspections
havo made' tnanw recommendations to
prevent fire,'' and 'have relnspectcd 60,$SO
buildings to learn If the recommendations
have been fulfilled.
Under the system of flro prevention In
stituted In-'Philadelphla.ln February, 1913.
by.the Fife' "Pretention Commission ap
pointed by Mayor Blankenbiirg, a detail
of one or two-'firemen work, constantly In
specting tho buildings In the district In
which the fire housoj to. which thoy are
attached Is located. In the cntlro city
hey, havo made HS,?87 Inspections, and
They effected 108,tSO Improvements as
flro safeguards In 1913, nnd 105,769 Im
provements In 1914, n total of 214,239 pos
sible fire causes eliminated.
The'theatro patrol, a branch of tho fire
prevention work, established October 6,
1913, In which a squad of firemen In
spectors constantly supcrvlso the play
houses of tho city, has made 22,700 In
spections of theatres nnd moving pic
ture houses to November SO, 1914. The
patrol has beon responsible for tho In
stalatlon of 7093 Improvements In that
time. In 1913 there wcro 1312 fire safe
guards Installed In theatres and C'SO in
1914 to November 30.
Among the minor precautions taken In
buildings as a result of 'the Inspections
since tho establishment of the service
aro: Flro palls Installed, 71.014; sand
palls, 1P61! metal -cans, 13,351; "no smok
ing" signs, 25,009; exit signs, 829; chemi
cal extinguishers, 1449, metal stands and
flexible hose, 66S, gas stoves protected,
1189; dangerous coal Btoves repaired, 4101;
swinging gas Jets made statfbnary or
guarded, 10,211; roso repaired and re
racked, 242; Are esenpes, S33; defective
flues remedied, 4232; rubbish piles re
moved, 11,98$; exits cleared, doors un
locked, 2977; oil moved from buildings to
yards, 156. .
Nearly 1,000,000 Prudential Policy
holders Sote for Flan.
The plan for the mutuallzatlon of the
Prudential Insurance Company was ap
proved by nearly a million. pollc holders,
who voted by may or In persbn on the
plan yesterday. Only 20S votca were cast
against the scheme, while the number for
It was 9W.797. , ,
The company officials will now file with
Chancellor Walker In Newark, a pertlfi
cate of the results. The plan must bo
approved before December. 15. Tho Chan
cellor's ruling may be appealed within, 30
Philadelphia una strongly represented
In the voting. MorVthah 3,000,000 policies.
It Is estimated, were held by the voters,
many.of whom owned, two or more. ,A
polio holder, however, was allowed to"
cast but one vote, regardless of the num
ber of policies he held, ,
The mirtuallzatlon plan met with de
termined opposition. Over the protests
of minority stockholders the company
obtained legislation permitting the
scheme. The stock wan appraised by a
commission at $155 a share.
SUBMARINES BEING BUILT
FOR'BOAT COMPANY IN U.S.
Final Disposition of War Craft,
However, Not Named.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 8.-Elght sub
marines In course of construction at the
Union Iron Works here, of which Charles
M. Schwab Is a large stockholder, are
destined for the Klectric Boat Company,
according to the president of the former
concern. He oajs that the ultimate dear
tlnatlon of the vessels Is a matter of no
Interest to his company
The Electric Boat Company la the owner
of Important submarine patents,
Miss Conway's Action Again Brought
Up In Common Pleas.
The slster-agalnst-brother suit of Miss
Bridget Conway, 5 years old, 413 South
24th street, Appeared agajn today in Com
mon Pleas Court No. 5 before Judge
Miss Conway alleges that Tier brpthtr,
James V, Conway, SSOf 'Chestnut -street,
obtained several properties tonv her
through a deed 'which had been altered
by a witness affixing his signature after
she had signed It. In a former suit she
charged that the deed had been forged,
but Judge fitaake dismissed the suit.
Conway denies any intention of de
frauding his sister. Through his counsel.
Johij P. Connelly, he made an offer to
reconvey all the properties to her at once
and without demur if. even by suspicion,
she could show he beguiled her in the
transaction If e declared that the charges
against Conway were becoming Intoler
able and seriously affecting his reputa
tion Judge Staake allowed Miss Conway's at
torney to amend the bill of cqmplatnt.
argument on which will bo heard next
OEBMS CAUSE "BHEUKATISM"
Irritation Often Wrongly Diagnosed,
Dr. Judson Daland,- speaking on "In?
fecilon aa a Cause o Bo-Called .Rheuma
tism" before the Philadelphia Clinical
Association; at WH North Uth street, last
night,, said germs, , finding haven In a
crevice of a, gold-capped tooth or at tho
root, often spread a poison through the
body whlaii sets up Inflammatory eondU
tlons whfeh are frequently diagnosed aa
The association elected 11 new members
and chose these pffleers for the ensuing
President. lr J O. Arnold, flrst vise
president Pr B. F. Beyitt; second vhe
prel4Mri.Dr. O- Peter, secretary. Dr.
William Rucffi treasurer. Dr. William
MoKeage, directors far three years, 'Dr.i
a. a. eayter ana ut. j. &. Atux.
15TEAB PQB POqKKrjBOOK THIEP
Prjsojier 8eBtee4 for Bobbing Wo
man on Street.
A $w feafore Judge, B-vt to Quart
&4rm Court M4ur ooavMed Ku,rrtoo
OrUta. at North Auar treat, of aoatch
tag tku .eurse of Urn, kA UoDeeaid.
Um Mh iftb Ut H km lentssm
to 0m yw- u the senator prin-
AsaM4h&K to Mr. MDald. M) Oet
kar IL aU was m 4 y kMH, and
t Ifth and jacM aMwstf tfc i,imt- l
DBATti AND DAMAOB
TOLL NBARING END
Centbtned frem Tage One
and the fall was equally heavy through
out this and adjoining Btates.
The rain will permit the reppenlng ot
cpllerles and mills forced to close be
cause of lack of water. It iwlll mean
trilltlons of dollars saved oncrops that
would have suffered severely without
moisture. Many ot theso crops tho
planters were prepared to abandon.
STORY OF ItUlN UNFINISHED.
.Reports from the storm-battered At
lantic coast today Indicate that the full
story of ruin nnd death Is not yet com
plete. Hundreds of workmen, many of J
whom have not slept since the first fury
of the storm begun to smash concrete
bulkheads and carry oft bathhouses and
cottages, are at work today throwing
up emergency lev ees to keep out tho
The big music hall on the Steel Pier
at Atlantic City not only survived the
storm, but appears to havo suffered less
damage than was supposed. Engineers
have started a thorough Inspection of
tho battered structure, and there Is a
probability that the big hall may be
Practically all of Ventnor'a boardwalk
will have to bo rebuilt.
No accurate estimate of the loss Is yet
pbsslble, but there Is no doubt It will ex
ceed a million dollars. Coney Island
alone, according to reports, has lost
$200,000 In damage to its big piers and
amusement enterprises and cottages.
Scoros of expensive eottages along the
coast have been undermined by water that
broke through retaining walls. Many
have been smashed Into kindling wood
nnd tho wreckage litters tho coast Trol
ley and railroad lines aro out of servlco
because of tracks six Inches to three feet
under water. Wires are down not only In
the coast towns, but In the Interior, and
hundreds of towns are In darkness.
PHILADELPHIA KSCAPES FURY.
Philadelphia escaped with little damage
save In the suburbs. The Main Line
towns suffered heaviest. Many of the
main automobile roads are blocked by
fallen trees and wires. At some points all
current has been cut off by the electrla
light and power companies to prevent In
Jury to pedestrians. Miles, of territory
west of the city were without light ex
cept that provided by oil lamps last night
The woman drowned at Atlantic City
was Miss Ruth Mulllca, ES years old.
She was In her bonthousa along tho
banks of the thoroughfare nt Missouri
avenue. It stuck In tho mud and tho
rising tide swept over It. The man was
Joseph Brenner, formerly of Frankford,
who was duck hunting In a boat near
Pelican Island, off Seaside Park Heights,
wncn tho craft was capsized.'
NEAR TRAGEDY AT BREAKWATER.
Two ship-wrecked ' oystermen wero
taken off the Point Judith breakwater,
at Point Judith, R. I., and their rescuers
were saved by the United States tor
pedoboat destroyer Morris. A crew from
the Point Judith lltesavlng station went
to help the oystermen, whoso craft
was smashed against the breakwater
ana who were In momentary danger of
being swept from their perch.
By the time tho llfesavers pulled tho
oystermen Into their boat they were so
exhausted they could not get Into the
harbor of refuge. A call for help was
sent to the1 Newport naval station. The
speedy Morris responded, rlslklng de
struction on the rocks to run alongside
tho lifeboat and effect the rescue.
Wireless calls for help were flashed
from the steamer Momus, off Sandy
Hook, today according to dispatches, and
two tugs were sent to the assistance of
the vessel. The Momus wns on her way
from New Orleans to New York when
she anchored. She (s understood to have
befcn seriously" Qntnapetl by the 'storm.
Talerf of heroism In the three-day storm
come today from all along the coast.
All tho ships known to have been en
dangered yesterday are now reported
safe, but there are many others still at
sea In the worst of the subsiding gale
which may1 be In distress. The wireless
la still reaching out over the sea today
to protect 'shipping.
S.CHOONER STILL ASHORE.
Tho six-masted schooner Alice M. Law
rence, ashore on Tuckernuck Shoal since
Saturday, has withstood the shocks of the
elements, according to reports from Vine
yard Haven, Mass. A -wrecking tug from
New London Is standing by to aid If need
be. The revenue cutter AcuBhnet also
went to aid the ship, but the captain and
crew of 26 men decided to remain aboard.
Dispatches from Newport. R. I also
set forth that the Nantucket lightship,
torn from Its moorings by the storm, has
been hove to 30 miles from her position
and Is safe. The Cape Charlea lightship,
also torn loose by the storm, has been
towed to tho Norfolk Navyyard. Norfolk,
reports the safe arrival of several coast
liners for which fears had been held.
At Lewes, Delaware, the waning storm
Is finishing- the destruction today of
scores of small craft first torn loose and
then battered against the beach. The
Jetties at the foot of Cape Henlopen
lighthouse are nearly al gone, and work
at the Marine Hospital also has been
The? sad litUe ragged little forlorn little stockings
roust be filledthey MUST! THEYMUSTl
Wljo'U.nU a stocking for Santa Claus? What will you do
Tor Santa Claus and the HtUe children at h,orae?
Have you heard of the Public Ledger Santa, Claus Club?
Theclub of a thousand children to help the children? s
It was a club started by the Public Ledger boys.and girls
to help Philadelphia's poor chUdren, '
Who'll fill a stocking WHO? WHO?
FILL A STOCKING FOR SANTA CLAVS AND THE
LJTTLI? CHILDREN AT HOME. "
'4 '.CiT,.,to e SinlCP,aU3 Storehouse, 608 Chestnut street,
T Philadelphia. Corne at see. Come and help! , '
y f If you want to find the true Christmas spirit-the blithe
Utile, gay Uttje eU himself. COMEI '
' , T'"1 ?WU,?8- B8 or send therg, pr
the Ledr automobile will caU fir yoor contribution If youl
write us wa and where. ? 4
Mtkt ahfeks payable to the Public Ledger Santa Claiw '
MM V MM tta. or your ,. KtiUTS
PutJic ledger Santa Ctaus Station
"H ' '
MODERN SANTA ,
MUST WORK HARD
FOR $1.25 A DAY
Corpulent and Jovial .Old,
Gentleman of Former
Times Now Has Anything
but a "Cinch
Fourteen moro shopping days remain
before Christmas, exclusive of today.
Don't wait until the 'last frenzied
week to buy your iglits.
If you aren't altruistic enough to
think of tho shopgirl and the bundle
boy, think ot yourself and the fagged
nerves you'll haVe If you procrasti
nate. Shop now. And dress sensibly to
Don't wear a hat pin n foot long
Into a crowded elevator and wonder
why those In the rear mutter dark and
fearsomo things at you.
Don't wear Freneh-heolcd shoes and
expect not to be fatigued at tho end
of a long shopping day.
And don't neglect to break the pur-
chasing expedition with a wholesome
nourishing lunch taken at some quiet
Finally a comprehensive list of 'all
the articles to bo bought together with
tho price to be paid for them Is p. won
derful aid In facilitating' the ordeal.
Being a Santa Claus In theso days Is.
Once upon a tlmo the, Jolly, qorpuient,
gentleman known variously as Kris Kin
gle, St. Nicholas and Santa Claus, was
pictured as leading a Jovial If somewhat
Industrious life up In his sky-high work-'
shop, where tho Are always burned
brightly and the wind never penetrated.
Nowadays he stands on tho cold.streot,
corners from morning until night and
tinkles his little bell and taps his tam
bourine for the, sake of drumming up,
trado enough to provide Christmas din
ners for his fellow man, And Jack Frost
gets after his toes and his nose and Mr.
North Wind gets under his red fishnet
suit and flings It scornfully to the breeze',"
and Santa, Instead of looking the pros
perous, well-fed personage of the nur-
sery Jingles, takes on a pinched and
blue appearance, which does not match
"No, Indeed, this Santa Claus business
ain't no cinch," sold a Market street
Kris Klnglc, pulling his long white"" board
discreetly aside, so as to be the liefter "
understood. "Every day frbm the 1st
of December until Christmas we "ritand
here from 8 In the morning Until ff In
the evening, with only 20 minutes off in
the middle of tho day for our dinner.
Sometimes at night my feet Is so soro
from It that I almost cry from the pain, '
and my wife she has to bathe them
and fix me up for the next day's work.
"But times are hard and they pay us
well. A dollar arid a quarter a day they '
elve us. Yes, Indeed, a dollar and a
quarter, and where can a man who'so
been thrown out of v,ork go and get a
Job that'll pay him that much?"
TENNESSEE DETECTIVE SEES ;
SUBWAY AND PRIZE FIGHT
.Alarmed by Noise 'of One anfl N6t4
Impressed, by the Other..
Bob Corbett. beat detective of Naah-
vllle. Tenn; started homo tHls-afternoon''
much Impressed wlth Philadelphia. He
Is coming back as soon as he gets a
Joavo of ubsence and some more expense
Corbett had business In town. He came
here to escort Harry Quick, back to
Nashville, where it is said Quick failed
to pay his board bill and passed several
worthless checks. Quick waa arrested In
a Philadelphia hotel last week,
Among tho things Corbett saw yester
day for the first time was a subway and
a prize fight. He was on his way to the
prize fight with Detoctlves Lowrey and
Knox and was crossing the City Hall"
plaza as a train rumbled beneath hla
feet. He clung giddily to' a trolley pole.
Ho admitted that he'tbought there was
an earthquake!. He once 'felt an earth
quake In Tennessee he said and the sen
sation was tho same.
He made several round trips on the
subway beforo gblng to the fight De
tective Corbett was dressed for the oc
casion. He wore evening clothes and
tan shoes that he brought along with
him in the event ho was entertained. '
Of the prize fight Cor,bett had little to
say. He thought It was a futile way to
end a quarrel. In Tennessee he said
that If a gentleman had a grudge against
another they settled Jt wfh their guns.
Mr. Corbett had a good time. So did
his entertainers. It waa the first de
tective from Tennessee that they had
aark ts. 4lth WBajlttaaa.
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