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EVENING rEDOBB-PHIEAPBEPHia1, THtlESDAY, T)Ti!f!BMBEB 2i, I9l.
. IN GREAT PAGEANT
W It. ,.,.iMM..
j, Guard Plans for Floats, But
a Few Timely Events to
Be Humorously Depicted
i 0eerecy U be I nit maintained by tho
New Year 'hooters" concerning their
tufprltea for January 1. Unbind locked
doors, In (hops and triable downtown
many peculiar contrivance are being
made Trusted carpenters and scene
painters are working night and day, nnd
outposts are stationed nearby to ace
that no one "except those on tho Inside"
can get a peep at tho creatlonn.
These precM.it ons are taken because In
fast year many of tho clubs sent spies
14 the camps ot their rivals to learn the
nature of their Intended surprises. As a
result soma ot tho novel Ideas leaked out
Some of tho "shooter,11 however, are
not SJ particular, for they believe they
have the prises In their special class al
ready clinched. It was learned that
'many fallowed the news of tho day In
preparing their scenla offects,
JOIIN&ON IN MNI3.
' And so those, who view the big pageant
Way expect to seo Walter Johnson, the
- star twlrler of the Washington Amer
icans, jumping back and forth between
tho American and K.ederat Leagues.
When Johnson la not Jumping ho will be
Jllgnlng contracts with magnates In a
little oftlce, all of which will bo shown
dt n big float.
Uaeebnll will nlsn be dealt with In
numerous other devices. Krtdle Collins,
With a big bat on his shoulder, will bo
seen shaking hands 'with Connie Mack,
rid accompanying him will bo n boy car
rying a trunk containing his monthly
A number nf clubs Intend to ileal can
didly With "The High Cost of Living"
q'iestlon. Olio will show a butcher shop
fitted out like a Jewelry store, where ad
mission Is charged to see nn assortment
Of steaks and chops "Which used to bo
eaten by the people. "
The "watchful waiting" policy at
Washington will not be spared, nnd Colo
nel Itoosevelt's attempt to wedge Into
Pennsylvania politics will have n touch
pf realism In. which a live goat will share.
1 "BTItAP irANPEItS," TOO.
There will also bo a "Strap Hangers'
jBrlgade." tho aceno of action taking
place In a trolley car. Things of every
day life will have a largo sharo In the
proceedings. There will bo no end of air
hips, Zeppelins and vlclous-looklng
TO QLADDBN HEARTS
Continued from race One
as soon as It Is certain that the storm
will be ot some duration.
The central business district, from
which the city removes the snow first.
Is divided Into 19 districts. Approximately
800 teams ami 200 laborers will be re
hired. .Tnlin llnldftd. ft) venm nlit. IK TJnMh
lyith street, slipped on the sidewalk at
M and Market streets this afternoon ntd
buffered a fractured leg. He was re
moved to the Jefferion Hospital.
Mrs, John Wllllas, 4S years old, mi
Tulip slreot, tVUMtiOmfng, felt On ft
snow-covered paVemenl at I3th and Mar
ket streets while shopping this afternoon
and. rce?e,d a fractured left arm. She
was removed to tho; Jefferson Hospital
-1'alrlek McMahrt, 47 years old, Media,'
Pa., (411 on the pavement at Cth nnd
nrown streets. He Is In the Itoosevelt
Hospital with lacerations of the left eye.
Mrs. Tt. It. Wlrilarns, 4938 Locust street,
fell nt 13th and tMarket' streets and re
oelved ft fractured right1 wrist Bhe wA
taken to the Hahnemann Hospital,
John Adams, 41 years old, 2IS Iluclld
avenue Colllngswood, N. J received a
fractured skull wheri he felt from a snow
covered ladder At 9 North 8th stieet. Ha
Is 111 tho Hahnemann Hospital.
JOHN B. STETSON COMPANY DISTRIBUTES 3254 TURKEYS
PRAISE FOR CITY" FIREMEN
Director Porter Commends Tholr
Work nt Kitten Blaze.
Tho responso and action of the lire
companies, who fought the tiro which
Wept tho paper factory of Charles M.
N. Klllen, 1331-33 Filbert street, on Tues
day, was highly creditable, according to
a statement made this afternoon by Di
rector Porter, of the Department of Pub-
An Investigation made by Director Por
ter showed that two minutes after tha
Dto alarm wns given Engine Company
No 20 was upon tho scene, and flvo min
utes later wnter was playing upon the
blaze, while within a. period of J2 min
utes from the arrival of the first com
pany, five others had urrlved' -awl HHd
streams on tho building.
Ho further declared that criticism mado
by tho assistant manager of the Arm,
John H. Myers, was unwarranted. Tho
hlgh-pressurO lines were available from
the first, but wero not used because the
magnitude of the lire was not such as
tor Justify the usa of these extremely
powerful and destructive streams until
CHARGE OF COLLUSION
SUPPORTED BY LETTER
Railroad's Tariff Schedule nnd Com
mission's Order Identical.
Tho last link In Hie Cable of coinci
dence .between the schedule of passen
ger tariffs submitted to the Interstate
Commofoo Commission on December 4
by the Pennsylvania Hjillrond Company
and the order of the Pennsylvania Pub
lic; Service Commission on December 12,
was established thU morning by a letter
from the secretary Of tha, Interstate Com
merce Commission to Edwin M. Abbott,
nltorney for the commuters.
T,he letter, establishes tho fact that the
suggested changes mnde 1y tho Peiinsyl
anla Railroad December 4 were Identical
In orery particular with the order
of the Pennsylvania Commission on De
cember 12. In a letter to Mr. Abbott
early this .weok, tho secretary ot the
Commission. Indicated that the two sched
ules wero Identical except In tho fact
that the Pennsylvania was willing tp re
establish the 100-trln tickets to be good
for a full year, while the Commission
ordered they should bo good for only six
The letter today, however, explains this
Interpretation was Incorrect. The inter
state Commission also brought to light
the remarkable fact that the Pennsyl
vania Railroad In submitting the proposed
Increase in tariffs did so with the ex
planatory statement that 11 was taking
the action "In deference to tho wishes of
a number of its patrons." The com
muters today aro looking for the patrons
who thought tho railroads were In need
Mr. Abbott declarod upon receiving the
letter that the last link In the chain of
evidence Is now at hand. The explana
tion of William N. Trlnklo. attornoy for
the Commission, that the railroads sim
ply took a chance In tiling their tariffs
eight days In advance of the Commis
sion's order, he scored as ridiculous.
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Rumored Dealers Also Are
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CONVICT'S MERRY CHRISTMAS
Man, 18 Years in Jail for Wife Mur
der, Hope3 for Freedom.
Prospect of hla release from prison is
the Christmas present of Albert S. von
?.elda, who in ISM was convicted of mur
dering his wife, and who has been In
tho Eastern Penitentiary for 18 years.
Tho State Hoard of Pardons, sitting at
Harrlsburg, yesterday recommended that
von Nelda, who has become almost blind
Blhco his Incarceration, be pardoned.
johit arum, natuiiaIiIst, dead
Member of Many Scientific Bodies.
1 Noted us Teacher and Author.
I.OS ANGELES, Cal., Deo. 24.John
Mulr, tho famous naturalist, died today
of pneumonia at California Hospital,
neighborhood Christmas Tree
Through the generosity of cltUens, a
neighborhood Christmas tree will be on
View at tha Protestant Episcopal Churoh
nt St. Andrew. Kth and Baring streets.
t midnight tonight. It will also bo on
exhibition on Sunday, Monday and Tues
flay evenings. The tree waa erected for
tha children without regard to race, creed
WASHINGTON. Dec 31
For eastern Pennsylvania and New Jer-
Hi.fin5.w.Jotraln tnIs a"moon and to
pBhti Friday, partly eloudy and much
Ber, probably preeeded by now la the
menlng; fresh southeast to northeast
'Ught snow has been general Jn tha
Laka region and the Ohio basin, with
light rains from thenee southward to the
ciqlf during the last M hours, under tha
Influence of a trough-Ilka barometric de
pression that cavers that entire area. The
temperature have risen at most place
under the Influence of this disturbance
V7htle jt H rear a much colder area
ovarii! the Missouri basin and tha ad
3ttiSK Canadian provinces. Bnow win
, iWflJwbljr spread over the. north Atlantia
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Friday afternoon and night.
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"LAST MOMENT" FOLK KEEP
POST OFFICE CLERKS BUSY
Corridors of Federal Building Pnoked
With the Bundle-laden.
Thousands thronged the Postofllco
Aulldlng today to get those "last mo
mont" packages and cards off for Christ
mas. The corridors were packed with
bundle-laden folk, and before tho parcel
post desk there was one continuous line
ot gift senders, elbowing and shoving one
another to get better places. At the
stamp windows weary clerks passed out
long strings ot greon, red, blue and yel
low postage stamps.
Those whose Job It Is to weigh the mall
to ascertain the amount of postage re
quired were fagged out with their wres
tles with heavy parcels, dragging them
on and off the scales. Tha guards In the
corridors were kept busy holding tha
mailers In line, directing them to this,
that or tho other window or department
Pedlers with sandwiches and fruit
stopped before the various windows and
desks to Bell light lunohes to the hungry
and busy cierlta or uncle Bam, who haa
not a chance to snatch a bite to eat
It is not necessary on "the last day"
to separate mall for various destinations
before mailing To save time senders
were allowed tq rush Up to the mailing
windows and push In all their bundles
and letters, nnd these are separated by
the clerks Inside, Extra receiving, stamp
and parcel post windows were opened.
Forty-four thousand pounds of turkey was presented by the company
today to its army of workers. Governor'-elect Brumbaugh attended as
a guest. He la shown giving a present to Miss Marie Cummlngs.
The group of three consists of J. Howell Cummlngs, president, wearing
classes; John Gribbel, in centre, and W. L. Fray, first vice president.
The mart with the watch is William WJnstanley, who got it as a
present from the company 34 years ago.
GREATEST FEAST DAY FINDS
WHOLE CITY IN HAPPY MOOD
Rich and Poor Alike Share in Joy Made Possible by
TURKEY MAY COST A LIFE
Police Say Schmidt Was Shot Carry
ing Off Another Man's Powl.
TheMure of a turkey dinner on Christ
mas Day will probably cause the death of
a man who, tha physicians at the liryn
Mawr Hospital say, Is Joseph Schmidt, of
St, David's street, Manayunk. Schmidt
Is a laborer, and It Is said that his desire
to reduce tho cost of his Christmas dinner
led him to the turkey coop on Jonathan
Jones' State road farm early today,
According to the police, Schmidt was
leaving the Jones farm with his dinner
under his arm, when ha was shot In the
foot. .Sehmldt was taken to tha liryn
atawr Hospital, where It was found neces
sary to amputate the toot. Physicians
say they doubt that Schmidt will live
until Christmas Day,
I-BANK'S LATEST APPEAL
Justice Lamar Hears Plea and' Bo
WASHINGTON, Dee. H.-Justlce Joseph
Tt. Lamar, ot the United States Supreme
Court, today heard the application of
Louis Marshall, an attorney, of New
York, for an appeal from the order of
Judge Newman, of the Federal District
Court at Atlanta, da., denying tho peti
tion of Xeo M. Frank, convlgted of the
murder of Mary Phagan, toy writ of
ilr Marshall spent nsarjy two hours at
the home of the Justice presenting his
Marshall said this afternoon he asked
the Justice for a writ to certify the case
to the Supreme Court and also a cirttft
ate of doubt, which he said was neces
sary in oj an appeal Is granted.
Justice Lamar notified Mr. Marshall
at 4 p'alftak that he would make no
daiiwi on the appeal teday, and would.
Mobably make none until" Saturday
Marshall returned to New York tb.1
SWALLOWED 9500 DIAMOKD
Negro Woman Placed King1 is Mouth
After Her Arrest.
XrUii dtaHad ring-, whteh Sums Oar
nelu a atiiro woman. It ysais eW.
soaoguwnR. r wofijaji u to tho
m U attogsa to hve tda the rtwj
fr bar Nliyr. Urs. FwJ Haser,
ixi Mnlt uth strt. Mm wh trmtei
iu a Baltlnsui pawnshop wh a t
taiuatad to UkWU tb Jrtsur. Bafua it.
lUv cetild restraJa Mr K4 wl
lod it itMaaft Imsrtati a tube lA
to wuas iart to suM t
Philadelphia Is ready for Christmas.
For weeks and weoka tho town lias al
most turned Itself topsy turvy In Its many
preparations for this the biggest day of tho
year. The war In Europe, the action, or
lack of action, of Councils, In fact, every
thing held In ordinary times to bo of grave
Importance went the way of tho forgot
ton when tho holiday season catno up on
Prom League Island to Chestnut Hill,
from the Delaware to tho Schuylkill no
one has escaped Its Influence. Beginning
as early as December 1 a whirl of 'shop
pers have thronged the streets, making
our busy thoroughfares resemble the ave
nues of Nice nnd New Orleans at carnival
and Mardl a run times.
But the masks have been down In tho
City of Brotherly Love and tho counten
ances revealed have been happy opes Pes
simists havo sung their odes to "Hard
Times" and "financial depression," 'tis
true, but no ono has stopped to give them
heed. Every one has been tar too busy
making ready for the greatest feast ot all.
Such an avalanche of charity and
philanthropy has descended upon tho
city that It la doubtful If ono of the
1,(00,000 Inhabitants will remain unvlslted
by Santa Claus.
Men, women, children, corporations,
churohes, charity organizations, social
settlements every one who had a spare
oenny to glvo, nnd many who didn't
have put tholr shoulder to the wheel to
btlng Christmas Into the homes of Phila
With good practical common sense, the
first consideration of all the associations
has bten the provision ot meals. Thou
sands and thousands ot free dinners will
be given out, and the number of family
baskets btlng filled defies accurate count
ing. It Is estimated, however, that no loss
than 15,004 baskets will bo distributed
throughout tho city. The ayerago basket
Is flHed with food sumclent for a family
of live, which means that 78,000 persons
will be ted
The Salvation Army haa made plans
to take euro of more guests this year
than ever before Moro than 1200 will
get In line for their baskets. They were
distributed today by Colonel Mrs. Pilch
ard K. Itolz and a corp of assistants at
Musical FurM Hall, Each basket con
tained ono chlck'on, one loaf ot bread,
one-halt peck of potatoes, one package
of cereal, one-half peck of turnips, one
halt pound of sugar, one-halt pound of
coffee, ono can of condensed milk, one
bunch of celery, onions. Jelly and fruit.
The American Rescue "Workers will feed
more thuu 1Q0O families. For weeks the
jolly Kris Knngles of this association
havo been tapping their tambourines In
dustriously on the street corners coaxing
contribution from the pockets of pedes
trians. And the proceeds ot their Indus
try will go toward filling the baskets,
each of which are to contain enough for
a family of five. Not just an ordinary
dinner, either, but chicken and cranber
ries and all manner of seasonable goodies.
Under tha command of Ocneral James
William Duffln, tho baakets were given
out today from the headquarters, toil
Frankford avenue, and also at the
branch ofltce, 831 Itnce street. In addi
tion, a children's celebration will take
place at the 147 North tth street branch.
CONVICT SENDS JOYOUS
MESSAGE TO FRIEND HERE
Notifies Manufacturer Death Sen
tence Has Been Commuted.
If a letter from a convict, whom he
was Instrumental In saving from death
on the gallows In Arliona, can brighten
the Christmas of a man blessed with
a successful business, then Howard M.
Durant, president of the Triple-Wear
Hosiery Mills, u: South 13th street, will
enjoy a happy holiday. The convict la
Charles Sehaffer, now one of the most
trusted men In the Arliona State
Sehaffer was condemned to die on tha
gallows on December 19, charged with
murder. During the time Sehaffer was
In prison awaiting his "turn" he sold
hosiery for Mo Durant's firm. "When he
lost In an attempt tor commutation of
sentence, he wrote Mr. Durant a business
like, letter explaining why he could no
longer conduct business for him. Mr,
Durant lost no time In sending a letter
from Philadelphia tp Oovtrnor Hunt, the
''convict's friend," asking him to proceed
slowly In the execgtlon A short time
later commutation papers were granttd
and the convict haa written Mr. Durant It
was he who saved him.
The man 1 now head of tha prison
laundry and conducts a small grocery
store thsrs, too. He U one of the bu
llked convicts In the Institution. In the
letter of gratitude to Mr. Durant, Sehaffer
said he was mailing under separat cover
a carved hickory cans, which had been
cut by one of the Ufa term prisoners.
ETORK XSAKS WHITE HOUSE
President' Ps,U(jhtr Arrives Xhr
foe Holiday Visit.
WApiNOTOK, Pe. ,The flatter of
the jtork'e wings was the harbinger of
Christmas at the White Hausa today,
Mr,, fraheji Srr. tse President1
4WEhtr. arriving- for the "Wilson faHy
Bepert are that the prospective) "White
House-baby will be. Of the iM5 jeaodeL
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WOMAN BOBBED OS 3BO
'x rolstruit of banks; 0st lira. Marie
FruaeUlo. 00 year tM. of W Carpitr
street, tj sum or situ, sae kept tbe
moftsfr earafully folded la ber coat pocket
a4 had Ud U w Mr ahMref
JUlto Cfcmti4 rsUsjrsUpi), Ki wttfe
tjir we Ut Uv tut Itaiy. Lest utgbt
WSiU mJU pure!)? H tkfiit MTitet
toe (Mtwlui was ut aad Ue mooay
MtaUo. kkt siiajMots) tw VMats fcfcwt
ft yawrg uW Titttr M ., fe mjf
aeserifl&a )m euuid g.
PROPHET DIDN'T PREDICT
A FIRE IN HIS OWN HOME
"Parson" Andrew Jones Loses Much
of His Prestige.
"Parson"' Andrew Jones, a well-known
negro prophet of West Philadelphia, lost
much ot his prestige this morning when
fire swept the third floor of his home at
It South 19th street without his having
predloted the disaster,
The "Parson" predicted a near tidal
wavp at Atlantlo City correctly, and In
18SI saw tha coming of the present con
flict In Europe, which will continue un
til 1938, according to "de splrUs." Ha
says he Is not to be blamed for not
knowing of tha fire because It was acci
dental, being started by his little daugh
ter, Elliabtth. when she dropped a
lighted match when hunting for a dress
In a closet.
The fire was quickly put out. The loss
PORTEB ISSUES (SHEETING
Director Thanks Employes in His
Charge for faithful Work,
Director aeorge D. Porter, of tho De
partment of Public Safety, today issued
a Christmas grsstlng to every employs of
the numerous bureaus unjierhis charge,
thanking tbfm for their faithful work In
tha year lust drawing to a close,
Even ths bluecoats who have to work
tomorrow while others ate at their
Christmas dinner, will appreciate the
statement of the director that be conl
pared the results they had aahUvid with
conditions In other cities, and found that
Philadelphia Is setting the pae in every
way. The Olreotor declares the persomul
Ot Wi department Is belter now than,' ft
any time since he assumed offlce.
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OS1 SCO AE'SXAND TQ WED
ELKTOr, Md.. Dec. Jt-The following
marring licenses were Issued in aikton
today to Pennsylvania couples:
ttuisel . Smith and Estella. B- Millar,
Philadelphia Horace ?. Thompson and
BmjU P, Dupnmaa, Honeybrooly Huvld
K Kendrleks and Anna a Slows, Her
jlstowni Orant B. Harrington and LHMan.
H. MoKelvey, Chester, and Marshall
MoCaleb and Agnas a. Hu, Coateavltie,
Preedaia Their CferistnAS ft)f t
MOmuitQWU. sx. .- Morgan
aad Hbert Kelly war ndaasea ttaa,
tlw hoj ltt twtay by Judge Solly m
pouf. t.iu$r mm toiuuutiea a ymr age
lor U omaUmi few biowiu4 gw Mi vt
m Wyae4 pswau JMt ktet
fflrintwin tar ej ,
GET $350,000 AND
PROMISE OF WORK
President of Big-Firm Dis
pels Calamity Rumors
After Distribution of Gifts
Oovernbr-oleet Martin O. BrumbaiiEh
helped Santa Claus In Ills hnnlest task of
tho season today by attending the annual
Christmas exercises of tho John U. Stet
son Compnny, In the Stetson auditorium,
When 31O,000 In Christmas glfta was dis
tributed among oiriployes.
Doctor Brumbaugh fairly bubbled over
with the Yuletlde spirit, and spread his
good humor nmong the crowd so that the
auditorium rafters rang with the appre
ciative cheers of tho assembled workers,
who Insisted upon hailing the honor guest
as "our noxt President," and refused to
allow him to depart from the building
until the biggest box of candy In Santa's
bag had been bestowed upon him.
"A few persons are trying to spoil our
Chrlstmns by predicting hard times,"
said the Governor-elect "If any of you
find a pessimist, capture him and bury
him alive, face down, so that If he tries
to dig himself out he'll only get In
J. Howell Cummlncs. resident nf ills
Stetson Company, who preceded Doctor
Brumbaugh in his Chrlstmns speech, had
brought every worker cheering to his
or her feet by saying that no matter
what happened In the way of business
depression In the coming year not one
employe would bo discharged.
A WELCOME anEETINd.
"What finer Christmas messago could
you got" asked Doctor Brumbaugh, re
ferring to this promise. "In these times
when men who think cannot help looking
Into tho joar to come with apprehension
ou are told that, come what may, your
Jobs aro secure. Is this not a wonderful
tribute to you. to this great organisation
and to the city of Philadelphia!"
Mr. Cummlngs' statement relative to
the retention of nil workers In the com
ing year Was due to rumors which, he
said, had recently been circulated In tho
Plant to the effect that on January 1
1600 or 2000 workers wero to be discharged
"Thsso rumors are entirely baseless,"
he said. "No employe will be discharged
except for cause. In case the company
falls to secure enough orders to keep all
of you on full time we shall arrange a
plan which will Inconvenience you to the
smallest possible degree."
Mr. Cummlngs said that despite the
general hard times, employes of the com
pany had not Buffered, Deposits In the
company bank were larger than at any
previous time, he declared.
John Crlbbel, president of tho Union
League was another honor ciinit.
Addresses were made bv the cnnii nri
after the speechmaklng there wns sing
ing of popular songs and a general
entertainment. Tha final act was the
distribution of gifts, the largest number
of gifts given out by any firm In or near
this city, perhaps larger than any other
concern In the country,
Z11.'arB?st tlnBl ,,era ln the list Is
I180.C00 In bonuses to faithful employes.
In addition to this there will be HUM
In gold to apprentices and heads ot de
partments, 105 shares of stock In the
John B. Stetson Building and Loan As
soolatlon. each share worth J200, and
it shares of tha John B. stetson Com
pany's common stock, tha present mar
ket value ot which Is IJ50 per share.
Wore than 41.000 pounds of turkey
also were distributed, virtually every
married man In the employ of the com
pany thus being provided with the piece
de reststanca of his Christmas dinner.
There were J!5 birds. To the girls
TSJ? elve." ti0 p,r ' B'oyes and
8000 pounds of candy. Other gifts total
118 hats, 8! watches and 89 chains.
FREEZING CREW RESCUED
Terrifying Experience of PJve Men
Adrift Hear Breakwater,
rive men Who were drifting out tp
sea Jn a small motorboat when they were
rescued by tho pllotboat Philadelphia,
Captain J. H. H. Kelly, are recuperating
today at the pilot headquarters. Lewes,
Del. All were badly froien! while adrift
and are in a serious condition,
The mtn left tho Fenwlok Shoal Light
ship, near the breakwater, at e -,.il-
yesterday morning In a small open metor.
l42 TV ,hot ? tt to their homes
v. 1... ,.,. uvr wiey nao gone
far tho engine stopped, and. although
nnotyTart if. m " f'r hW' h,y could
Spray drenched the five men, freejlng
to their slothing. They huddled i" the
bottom of the boat to keep warm, finally
besoming W stilt that they gave Tub
efforts tp ball out the water that earn?
over the sides. When ths pllotboat
.v-w... ,mv... iu., nt nearly
Officials of the Philadelphia nnd Read
Inr Coal nnd Iron Company are said to
be under subpoena to appear before the
Pedoral Grand Jury, which he examined
' seernl cmplojo of tho Philadelphia nnd
Heading Railway Company. No Inkling
of the nAluro of tho Investigation tinder
way has been given out by officials of
Tho Grand Jury has adjourned for the
Christmas holidays, but will reconvena
January 4. About 60 cmplojes or me
railway having access to records of the
company are under euupoona, mm crnjo
Is said to have been made on 20 officials
ot tho coal and Iron company.
Tho consensus of opinion Is that tho
present Investigation has nothing to do
with the Government eult against tho
neadlng stnrtcd In September. 1913,
charging It and other companies with be
ing ft combination In restraint of trade.
Decision in this suit Is expected nt any
time. , , ,
A well-defined rumor Is being heard In
coal circles that denlcrs also liavo been
called to appear before the Grand Jury.
Dispatches from Washington Inllmath llift
probo Is Into a case of nllcged Impersona
tion, and. that publication of details at
this lime would Injure the caso of the
High officials of tho Bending refuse
to dlsouss the case. They Intimate they
oro In tho dark as to Its object. The
United States District Attorney, Francis
Vlsher Kane, Is said to bo the only official
who knows what Is under way and he
will glvo no Information.
Certain facts have boen suppllod to the
lnterstato Commerce commission by
Ward W. Plorsan, who with Harold H.
Shertr, fought the nnthrnclte coal rato
case. It has been suggested tho Investi
gation has to do with these faots. It Is
pointed out, however, that tho two local
nttorneys havo assisted tho lnterstato
Commerce Commission ln various) ways
at different times nnd the general opin
ion Is that the Information recently pro
vided by them was for uso In tho general
Investigations Into tho Heading system.
Tho order calling on the railroads to
reduco by 40 cents n ton the hard coal
rate from the Pennsylvania fields to this
city Is to be served before the end of this
week, according to a statement by e
Governor Samuel W. Pennypacker. Tho
order has been drawn and Is analting the
signature ot the chairman ot tha commission.
mm. as sioti'
READY FOR WHIRL
TO YOUNG FRIE1
President Has Auto Stocky
With Gifts for Chilrte
and Caddies -Capiisjlj
BOY SCOUTS HELF POOR
Each Lad a Snnto, Claus in Taking
Pood to Needy.
Many a needy family will be made
glad tonight when two or three figures,
clad In khnkl, bring a basket of food to
The Boy Scouts, following their custom,
will distribute baskets of Christinas din
ners to dcstltuto homes. Their work
will be under cover of darkness, so that
no ono need know the plight of the re
cipients. The distribution of the baskets
la on the Initiative of tho Individual troops
and Is not directed from headquarters.
Headquarters will close this evening and
will not open until Saturday morning.
In addition to distributing baskets,
many of the Boy Scouts will assist nt
Christmas entertainments, especially
those which aro for charltablo purposes.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 24,..
dent Wilson, within tho next (
Is to piey Santa Claus. The dli
was made when It wns foumi ih.
ot the White House automobiles
laden with toys nnd Christmas ri
hum nm i,Tn,u KMiny ma worn
Chief Executive to start oMt. The
the ono that the President Inverli
iibcb m i;hiijt iiiiii iu null irotn tpl
links, and It Is welt known to the yv
Inr nlnntr tlin rnutn. ' '
It Is the President's plan to surpflii
nine irionus wuu unrisimas gl
the caddies who, through hmny
have carried tho presidential bb1
will not be forgotten. Thn PrMkhnl
us many trips uvcr me Virginia tl
has mado friends with n'enrlv tw ,
Juveniles nnd nil will be remembtftAi'
Tile President personally pr(tsU
nun ins compumcniB, io every (tmlS'
of tho Whlto House nnd grounaisjl
pound turkeys, tho clerical force ito,i
excepted. To thoso In tho WhlU Hsu
with whom ho Is Intimately anocliW
thero wero moro personal rem6mbrAh(
With tho war responsible for ehiufci
In tho diplomatic set, tho gifts that S
tho past havo been oxchnhgtd 'btufft
ipo vanuun uipiuinaiiG rcpresenulm
wero things of tho past. Itepresenutftj,
ot the warring nations had all dtttu
that thoy would devoto the money &
nlly cxponded In thli way and In My.
talnmont to aiding tho war sulftriri 1j
in nearly an or tno Departments &
Government special Christmas ttertlm
were noio. in accordance with eiiita'
mi or tno aepattments closed d6nin
o'clock In order Hint thoso clerks tir
no uesireu couiu compieio uciaieo n
Tho municipality will have a Sa
munlty celobrntlon tnnlcht On Ihi lil
ploxa ot tho Capitol thcro has M
erected a 60-foot Virginia plnf'irtit
which nns neon nnnasomniy aetortUt!
adoui it, commencing nt & o ciockcra
bo exercises appropriate to the OMujgtt
Tho Marine Band will play rind a tW
of 100O trained voices will sing Ohr"t'
TO OUR FRIENDS
We take this opportunity to ex-
Ke our sincere thanks for the
SRtS0? Pafonage aooordsd vs
iiUrvp Cfjcistma anb
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SI iUtaki rd Stir
CUSTOMER ACCUSES JEWELER
Declares He Was Defrauded in Ex
H. E. Kerstcln, proprietor of the Pal
ace Jewelry Shoo. 001 Market street, wns
held In $400 ball for court this morning
by Magistrate Emely In tho Front and
Susquehanna streets police station, on a
charge of obtaining money under false
Kerstcln was arrested on n warrant
sworn out by William Oohl, 2524 Memphis
street, who recently purchased a rihg
from the Jeweler. Not satisfied with the
ring, Gobi exchanged It for another. Yes
terdny, suspecting the second ring to be
of less value, he consulted nn expert,
vho, It was testified, pronounced the
ring oi teas vaiue tnnn qolil y-.d for IL
Smoking Ruins Deluged With Wnter
Tho ruins of the lira ut the wall paner
store of Charles M. N. Klllen, 1231-33 Fit
bert street, which was burned out on
Tuesday night, began smoking today and
an engine company was called out to
prevent the blaze starting again.
WOMAN 101 TODAY WANTS!!
TO RIDE IN AEROPLk 1
Ambition of Mrs. Miller, WhfEaf
Seon Development Prom SUftM
Conch to Auto. ' Up
Mrs. Abigail F. Miller, of iGernnntsrtJ
today Is celebrating tho 101st annlvtnfl,
of her birth In tho homo of! lief 6W
daughter, Augusta McFadden, In
Delmar-Morrls apartment house", llorfi,
and Price streets. Gcrmantown.
Although the nged woman has otillMlj
all of her children and many 01 In
grandchildren, sho takes it keen Intif
est In history, politics nnd war. COfe
paring present conditions with those 6ty
jtuvuiuiiuiiuiy nines us iuiu uy iicriaiuu,
Ichnbod Sutton CoOk, who figured pfMai j
ncntly In tho alTalrs of State In Beloy
MnnN. AflAi tliA (tenth nt hAr flrgt hUiV
bund, Jcsso Cook Farmules slie WarrifciSl
Andrew Miner, a prominent pouuciUa
and lawyer of this city, who died ihottlfS
alter mo close or tha civil war.
Mrs Miller has ono ambition to
before lior death to ride ln an asrepleiltj
"I havo seen the development of IW
singe conch to the railroad, the horti
car to the trolleys, and tha trolleys
the automobile, and I Tmve traveled I
steamships," she said today, "but ti
fore I die I want to fly through the Mt)
and realize the last step In the worm i
Wntch nnd Chain for Police Sergtint
A gold watch and chain valued at
were Diesented to Sergeant John
Kerns, of the 7th nnd Carpenter streeti,
station, after roiicaii this morning py '
pollco of Platoon No. 3. Expressions
loyalty and affection and a tribute
good fellowship were engraved on '
LOCAL FJRE RECORD
W:4&-JWI N. Hally
T-SO-10 8. 00th si,,
druw Jones ,
,t .Iwtlllntf Of J
"Thsc. "J. Svelte
M20 Walnut St.
The Master Car
Simultaneous with our rtmpval to the new FIAT Show.
, -rooms at
1827 CHESTNUT STREET
we gnriounce tho arrival o! the
FIAT LIGHT "30," $3750
"Th Popular Motor Car of Contlnmlal Europu"
FIAT MOTOR COMPANY OF PA.
JAMES POTTER, President
A. J, OIC8INQER, Vice President
INTAGLIO PICTURE OF
MARTIN G. BRUMBAUGH
' A fine photograph of Pennsylvaijia'B Governor-i
elect, enlarged an4 beautifully reproduced on a
wparate sheet of heavy paper, 10x15 Inches In
size, printed by the Intaglio procew. Thl will
bSil ceVe,nt Pl'u'e for framing. Given
iU& a a special supplement to next
aneuwbnuiiauTIE SO I