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EVENING LEDGER-PniLADELPniA, WEDNESDAY, JANTJABY 13, 1915.
f SOHWAB TO BUILD
f W CASTLE PLANT
sR WAR ORDNANCE
jnlracts Let for Delaware
factory to lurn uut
rHcavy Orders Received
IIKTIILHIIKM. Pa., Jnti. 1.1.
Ihnrlcs M. Schwab, picsldent ot the
f. llCI)1 steel Company, has awarded
contract for me ciuvnun u. .. ..
',...) nninnnco iiitiuij ,n ..!
flf Pel., It wns 'earned today. So
fMiidoua nro me u. .... v,.....,iU
Mr Keliwab Hint tills step becamo
rtesf'' nml llic l'm,trncl vns Icl ycs"
ILa '.ii of the Delaware fnrtory was
S, .,.., in feet nnd Indies. Tho only
II? B. ,. ... .. i- H...1 ii ...hi i,
ling lu nuoul ,l '
l& h it nii.anni nil m millets of the
KiHdiem Steel for tho nllled nrinles nre
Hifror.1 here to C'nnndn. Gel many hns
K flt KO .. lnnl,i,,-, nf
tp tror:z r,-wn b nnS x
IS Owe to the DuPont powder fnc
sS.ttncl at a spot where It can lie
K the Delaware Itlvcr nnd IJny Into
&.i.. Atlantic Ocean.
B-' inspectors for nkw plant.
Fnsllsh army onlcerB. who nrrlvcd hero
S...-.I.1- and Monday to Inspect tho con-
riel work, will probably go to New
irsst e fl euun ,. ."- -.... .... ......
'Mtfrillon. They arc here for Inspection
!S5ir eager to talk about anything but
the war ami men i..,.,.. .... -...... .y--..
v',i- ..k.i Kriiiirlit them hero nnd what
their duties will be they are opptebslvely
illmt A heavy pall of seciecy also
linn over the notlilchem Steel olllccs
fad plan,t. 4
W It 18 a'0 l'lnl itL I'l't't- ! " t-aaii
V correspondents to Ret Into the CJer-
uun trendies man imu mu liunutnciu
I It Is understood that the older from
ft xJngllSIl UUWI lliiiTtiL iu in.: ii.-iini;-
Jtm Company are so extensive mac a
, ininaHnin nn lni'trn ns thin, nnil
tanlbly larger, will bo employed for at
- . ... .....I , Iw.lr r.,.1 nnti.tMll
pit CaSfc & JCill imu n nmi mm iiuooiuij
' tTO years. Most of the men will bo en
l giged in the ordnance department In
ipecting the manufacture of Held pieces
J, The Bethlehem plant has been very
j'lasy for eight or 10 weeks turning out
f'n'.i niLinlltlea of shrannel. Tliese shells
few three, four nnd six Inches in diameter,
j&indtbe largest of them contain DC4 bullets,
.irhTch fain down when the projectile cx
..plodcs, They are finished leady for firing,
lla hi.a. l.nlnfi. m rl a r. I n f'inirft
ftcently built by the Bethlehem Company
' nt Its proving grounds nt Itcdlngton.
- The manufacture ot field artillery is itist
itmut beginning, nltliougli forglngs have
hen made the last few weeks. The long-
tt nrnHAM In tho ,nn nt, fn nt lire nf o Mnl.l
i' piece Is the boring of a bat rel, low work
i hlnj required on account of tho extreme
loagnness oi me steci. i ire mnuutacmre
i tt shrapnel, on the other hand, is rapid,
since me suciis nre ui casi iron unu
, STRUCTURAL STKEL OrtDKHS.
. In addition to projectiles and cannon.
gthre are also large orders for structural
I itulti and tho Inference is that tills Is
jfcfor bridges to tepluce atructuics de
. toyed In the war. It is quite possible
ktkat a part of Hie orders for the oid
tpce placed by England with tho Both
pkbtm Company is for tho Japanese nrmy,
jfihee Eome of the shipments, uhlle made
gii(eci to Canada, are consigned to Van
gronver, and, It is believed, shipped across
Plot Pacific Ocean.
5" The English army olilccrs decline to
JJluxird a guess as to length of the war,
lut re emphatic In their declarations
jjt the Allies will win.
i The hiring of men at the Bethlehem
Sflant continues steadllv. It often hap-
Kfena that as many as 100 a day are put
S'en. The. number now at work is, In
ftund numbers, 11.000. More will bo put
j,enajsooh as buildings are finished and
T.michmery installed for them to work.
u -was said today that It was expected
...o pijiuu uy eaiiy upring wouiu con
Ula 15,000 names.
fiJUCE UNEARTH SCHOOL
OF BOY THIEVES IN CITY
IjSaspected Instructors of "Institu
tion" "Under Arrest.
IA SChOOl Of ITitllf. whit.A oTillrlar. ora
' ;-- ' ...... i.tiiiv Vllliuitll Ulb
rVj , , ow to steal from cash reglsteis
M4 pick pockets lit the shopping dlstilct,
K.f ""earthed today by the police of
1,'ti Bncl FeJeral streets Btation.
SU police say they have In their pos
SStw a conresslon made by, a 15-year-W
Negro, who, within Hid, past few
hiir' ""oroing to his statement, under
rujeareful tutelage of "experts" has rob
P a number of Soutli Philadelphia
ltotfBtratft Tlrh'r In tIiA Vi. .i Trtj
jtii',t,,.,: : ;':?: "" ".-"V .""""
aw;.. V. "" luuay neia jcssib
HOT. 3 years old, of 1935 Certlt street,
?KA Imi Whit- ,, , , - ..-
.ln . th treet- botl1 Negroes, in ,1000
n a court' on tl,e charge of larceny
lE,.5e.wv,nB tha morals of children.
Emit ' t0 the Police, Mitchell and
KrrT-i w'ri the ringleaders ot tho "Fagln"
'JSS? . . Pf'soners today. The com
?n '"'''""led that Mitchell and White
gworked fr the mon various occa-
RhHW1U,am"- J5 ye o'ld, a Negro,
IWk.' 8outh William street, who three
flrtJvfi f "Ped from the Qlenn Mills
iLifr '"'lied that he found It easy
lw ! f'h rlBters In stores which had
Eh. , a out t0 h,m by thB prisoners,
KU "use say they expect to connect
tt2LiHWers with robberies which would
0Y SCOUTS INVITE SUNDAY
8Hst Asked to Give Blessing at
TrOOn QI'k "Hnriniior
Aulflnr k. . i .. ...
Win. sT,-J" ""eresiine letters received
-wjsupday headquarters, at 13U Bprlne
faa ti. . "' ,nla morning, was one)
Wttm iJift Scout Commissioner J. W.
t S?DlnvulnS the evangelist to attend
Cttir.1 51' Banquet to be given In the
Wm. T" M' c- a. by Troop 21, on
UTdM .eVenne January 23d, The let-'-
5euest Mr, Sunday to address
SsttSJ'"' but ' OBke,l nn elve
K?ir..bl,sIne at that time.
mait i wn waa ftUo received by Mr,
m,t., irv l0 attend the banquet to
Wit f i;."ia.nuary "th by the Depart-
muli fr.,710 Works w Wanamaker's
W Uu?"J?J! 'or a reservation of 1200 seats
&acbdi "' for employes of the
ftwlvedi h D ComPany, of Camden, was
i,, J s'r Sunday this morning,
Ke:. a request for t,n ... . v, r
IQjh v Ty meeting- was received from
yLrd if n ?. President of the State
9- ta Public Utilities of New Jersey.
'BKBllET.T.Aia TTmmr, ,m.m
mgu "" J.Axijo, ax -ana.
Jjao .umbrellas In nil stages of col-
P VnVT" ?. 8.tr.t between
Unr. ""'""l directs uue mprn
y more were dhwovered behind
' in othei plKe Mher tber
. - onus, uiun suuui tn
ONE KILLED, ONE HURT
IN PERRYVILLE WRECK
Engineer, rt Phlladelphinn, Crushed
to Death AVhen Locomotive Overturns
nh0tnt.mnn' a "'""dolphlan, was killed
llt? ? h.or w.ns 'nJufe(, w,le" I'ennsyU
f"lil ,tn " o- 61, from Wasliltigton,
uue at uron, strccl station nt 10:20
?,m c . "l 1,lght' wns dcrnllcd nt Perry
Vlllc, Mil., near Havre da Grace.
rho dead man wns Jnmea Murphy, 371(1
Brown street, engineer of the train. Tho
njurcd man Is C. C. Knyer, of Wilming
ton, the fireman. Ho is In n Wilmington
Villi details of tho accident had not
been received today by the Pennsylvania
llallronri, nnd the causo has not yet been
determined. Tho orntlno and two coaches
lert tlie rnlli and the locomotive wns
overturned. Murphy was caught In tho
engine cab nnd Instantly killed. Foyer Is
thought to have Jumped Juit In limo to
oscnpo a similar rate.
Nono of tho passengers wns Injured,
nrrordlnir to oniclals of tho Pennsylvania
Itnllroad Company. Trnlns to nnd from
Washington were hrlil up for hours, as
tlie urccUngo wns ftrewn across two
NOT CAST DOWN BY
ACTION OF HOUSE
Leaders of the Cause Elated
by the Fact That Con
gress Considered "Votes
Suffragists In tills city today saw vic
tory Instead of defeat in tho failure of
the Urlstow-Mondcll resolution to pas3
tho House yesterday. Tlie losolutlon pro
vided for an amendment to the Federal
Constitution granting women tho vote.
Advocates of thla change are unanimous
In the view that tho fact that the ques
tion wis voted on In tho House after
neatly 50 yon is ot tiylng to get that body
to vote on It shows conclusively that
equal sulfiage is a nat'onal question and
not one nieioly for the States .
Miss Caroline Kiitzenstcln, secretary of
the Kqttal . Franchfte Society, said this
morning. In discussing tlie vote ot yes
"The defeat was not a defeat. It waa
rather n vlctoiy, because thu House voted
on the mcasuic, nnd this Is tho first tlmo
that it has done so In nearly a halt
ccntuiy of endeavor to get tho question
befoio them for a vote. We did not ex
pect to wlnjuhat is, to procure tlie neces
sary two-lhlids requisite for a national
amendment. Wc aie not disappointed,
but, intlici. elated over It, because to us
it is a vlctoiy. Kqunl suffrage Is light,
and tho only thin? necessary for us to do
to set It N to, work and advertise moro
Mis Mniv H. Ingham, who is pi em
inent In suffrage circles in this city, wus
equally as optimistic. "What is most
interesting and oncouiaging to me," she
ald, "Is the fact that tho Representa
tives from this State, Pennsylvania, re
ceived the io.olutlon so well. The vote
by those was 10 for nnd onlv t against.
It sdions us that wo shall bo well ic
cclveil In our wurk in this State. The du
feat is not a setback. We expected it
and will work so much harder from now
on. Kqu.il franchise is bound to come."
"It'r only n Knock for a moment." was
the position taken by MIsb Mary A. Burn
liam, n prominent suffi agist. "A national
amendment granting equal suffrage must
and will come. And this will be befoie
It "onics thioughout the country State by
Mute. o are going to work nil tho bald
er for our ends fiom now on. I tee a.
victory 1:i the action yesteiday. We
llnn!lv get tho liouso to vole on it."
Mrs. S. CI. Stewait. secietary of the
Woman Suffrage paity In this city, was
equally pleased. She said: "I urn par
ticularly pleased at the voto of tue Penn
silvanlars. Their vote strengthens us in
our woii; In this State. The failure In
the House yesterday wns not a defeat
when looked ut from all the surround
ing circuinbtances. I am content nnd
satislled and not in the least disheart
ened. We will continue our campaign
ing in the same manner only with In
ci eased vigor."
ROME IN PANIC
Continued from roue One
caught In Die ruins and crushed to
The Oovernmcnt has taken energetic
steps to aid tlie miffereis and troops
have been rushed to tlie arfllcted pio
vlnces to aid In the tescue work.
The convicts at Froslnone Prison
mutinied when nn attempt was made to
keep them in the prison nfter It had been
partly destroyed by the earthquake.
Ofllclala eald the earthquake was one
arthe most severe ever felt In Italy and
they feared a large death list would be
reported when all of the details were
THOUSANDS LEAVE ItOME.
The shock was very severe outside of
the city, and has Interrupted telegraph
communication with many of the outly
ing cities and towns.
The police and Are departments of Rome
were ordered out to ascertain the damage.
It Is not believed that any one was hurt
here but the earthquake caused much
alarm to residents of the suburbs. Thou
sands of persons rushed from the city.
The Church of St. Charles Gattlnari was
badly damaged. Its cupola being shaken
oft. The main building of the Church of
St Agata Ootl. which Is the seat of the
Irish College, was aUo badly cracked. A
section ot the left end of St. Peter's
colonnade was also cracked slightly.
St Paul's statue was shifted on Its
base by the shock and was moved slight
ly to the left, , ..
"Among the buildings damaged were the
Chamber of Deputies building, the Far
nese Palace, the railroad station and the
rtoval Tobacco Factory. The Aurellan
column, In the heart of the city, was
BlTtwTo8t1t. Andrea Frattl Church
was partly demolished and will have to be
torn down. Nearly every church and pub
Ho building In Ilome was more or less
damaged by (he shook.
The Vatican seismograph recorded two
distinct shocks, the tirst at 5 o'clock.
The shocks were undulatory, the first
lasting five seconds and the second 30
8 The shocks were felt as far as Flor
ence, Naples and the Adriatic,
EARTHQUAKE MOST VIOXENT v
IN ATJSTBIA, IT IS BEUEVED
NBWPOrtT. Isle of Wight, Jan. .
The earthquake which is reported to have
shaken Boroe early today was recorded
on the great seismograph here, ana It is
believed that Its extreme violence was
probably la Austria.
WEEK-OLD BABY FOUND ABANDONED
This baby girl was found lying in the rain on the doorstep of the
Lutheran Orphan Home, at 6950 Germantown avenue, yesterday,
after the mother, a well-dressed woman, had tried in vain to induce
Mrs. G. C. Eisenhardt, the superintendent, to accept her. It was
explained to the mother that it was against the rules of the home
to take such young children.
THIEVES AGAIN STIR
LOGAN AS VICTIMS
Another Robbery Is Reply i
of Culprits to Incensed ;
Storm has no tenors for the thieves of
I.ogan. llesldents, lulled Into fancied sc
cuilt by the battering rnckct of the co
llide wind through tlie night, weie aroused
toda by another robboi In the section.
This tlmt the victim Is Mrs. H, 15. An
deiMin, of 1JI1 Louden street. While she
was out nt tlie house less than an hour
a thief pried open a cellar window and
got away with $S0 worth of silverware
and Jewelry nnd ?3j in cash.
The suggestion 13 now being made In
I.ognn tha tho many lobberlcs offer n
method oMielplng tho unemployed. It has
been pointed out that If each householder
hired a private watchman It would mean
work for hundieds of men. The actions
side of tills proposition already has been
taken up nnd fome of tho residents ot
Logan arc banding together to hire watch
men for their' homes.
The ninn hunt is on in full swing In
the district. Novel burglar alarms, on
which no patents are being sought, are
being invented every day by household
ers, who c.vpect visits from burglars, and
some industrious thief is In for a tortu
ous session in the near future.
Burglary is the sole topic of conver
sation In stores and homes In Logan.
Those unfortunate enough to h.ivo been
visited hy the thieves nio giving advice
to their ninio lucky neighbor:!.
A (talesman nt 4917 North 12th street
hn installed a svstem of bottle burglar
alnnns Kach night) before letlilng, lie
arranges L'O oirlO bottles around each win
dow nnd door in his house. Tim Idea Is
that a thief enteilug will stumble over
the bottles and tlm crash of glass will
awake the occupants of the house.
Other mt'ii uie raid to bo installing big
steel hear traps with shni'p teeth. Iluid-w-iro
merchants nio doing n Inige busi
ness in the sale of revolvers and ball
cartridges. Vacant lots and basements
am being turned into revolver ranges,
"Where the men of Logan practice. The
sharp staccato snap of automatics may
tie heard in .ilniiift eveiy street In the
A . lie nail Innglar alarm has been in
vented by another man. who will not
give Ills name or nddiess. because, ha
says, if tlie thieves read about it they
"would not come around." The attitude
of many residents toward the burglais
Is one of expertanw. They want to be
visited. Householders sleep with le
volvers under their pillows or shotguns
standing up beside their beds. Bulldogs,
guaranteed not to let go once they grab
something, are being Imported by the
dozen, and are being fed on raw meat.
Plans for the Vigilance Committee to
be formed by residents of the section
nre rapidly nearlng completion. Tho mat
ter will bo discussed tomorrow night at
the meeting of the Logan Improvement
Association. Rome members are said to
object to the plan, saying It Is up to the
city to provlde protection for Its citizens.
TWO-BATTLESHIP PLAN WINS
House Committee Also Votes for 17
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13. The House
Naval Affairs Committee this afternoon
voted -to recommend construction next
year of two new battleships, 18 coast de
fense submarines, one seagoing sub
marine, six destroyers, one hospital ship,
one transport and one oiler.
Eight of the coast submarines are for
the Pacific coast.
Corliss Laced Slocking
l'ur limb Trouble
The ideal support for rl
cute Vein. Weak Ankle., or
any Llrob TroutiUi. HANI
T.UIY. a th.y "''
u allied or boiled. LOJl
KOUTAIII.B,raad to um
ure. No latlc!ttdJiuUble
laeei like a Imging. COOI.,
and made ol Huh! matt-rial,
Cot It 60 ea.b or two for
tenia ilinb. t. po.tpald
Call or wine 'or lt
miuurtmint bunk No B
Venn roiiuss uuu
SH La'ajette ISldf
Cor. Cbtttnut h SU.
W.IIIJIIII I I I
STORM KEEPS AID
FROM 11 FIREMEN
INJURED AT BLAZE
Men Hurt in Manayunk
Marooned Five Hours by
Illeven firemen, overcome by smoke or
Injured In a fire that destrosed r,000
tons ot paper In a flieproof storehouse ot
the Philadelphia Paper Mnnufactming
Company, in Nixon street, -Manayunk,
weie mniooncd for more than live hours
this morning because of flood conditions
blocking tho road to St. Timothy's
Tho blaze started at 3:15 o'clock, and
at 11 o'clock still was burning. Ncnily
a dozen Hie companies Wcro pouiing tons
of water Into tho building within an
hour after the blaze was discovered. For
n time other bullijlngs In tho plant were
tliicalcned, but firemen managed to pre
vent tho llanics from spreading.
Tho llrcmcn overcome or InJuied are:
ATM'llli: nt.IKX.Amj, rnglne (oinpany No. 12,
taken io St. Timothy's llosnlt.il
THANK II. J1I.ATA Inu-k 11, St. Timothy's
C'llAlll.KS CANTItlll.L. engine -company CO.
M. Tlmothv'H Hospital.
I Illt'TKNANT GCOIKli: SPCNCI1R, truck H.
.lAlin.S SMITH, irucli II.
JOHN MACKAl.unit. etiKlno company 12.
I HANK .Mfl.CAIiy. tlULlt 14.
I'lIANK KIHKI'ATltll IC. enclne comrany 12.
t.lIU-Ti:NANT bTU'IIKN HOWARD, eriKtno
l.lKUTl-VANT LniAItI.CS Fl'l.TON. rnelne
MICHAUJj 1JITPV, cngino company 12.
Those not taken to tlie hospital had
been overcome by smoko and wcro re
vived on tho scene. Some of them re
turned to the work of lighting tho Ilro.
The building In which the blnzo htartcd
Is of steel and concieto construction and
was not damaged by the llaiuus except for
HUlnws of Miioko fiom the burning
paper ponied out nf ever dixu and win
dow of the big htructoie. I'liemen seck
Ine; to get near tins building weie over
come and dropped like tiles us this Htnoke
was driven low by the tain during lulls
In the wind.
Automobile putrpi wagons and private
motor cais tried to make tlie passage
to tlie hoHpltal with the first of tho men
overcome and those Injured. They found
Itlver load under three feet ot wnter. In
somo spots It was deeper and travel
through this was Impossible.
Finally an attempt was made to get up
Nixon stieot, hut owlnrf to llto slippery
condition of the hticet nnd the unusually
steep grade, this also was found Im
possible. Until 7 o'clock this morning
tiia Injured firemen weie Kept In other
buildings ot the paper firm. Then they
were carried up Nixon street m stretch
eta by bluecoats, several to a stretcher,
and put Into an ambulance of St.
Physicians say that Illlzzard, Blatz and
Cantrcll will recover. Kach was cut by
flying glass when the Intense heat in the
building smashed windows ana the wind
carried the broken glass in nil directions.
At times the wind blew so hard that
firemen trying to hold hose nozzles were
blown In all directions.
Members of the firm believe the fire
was started by spontaneous combustion.
They are unable to estimate the loss as
yet. The entire stock of paper either
has been destroyed by fire. It Is be
lieved, or will be ruined by the smoke
r v -
A Blizzard-Bound House
Warm and Comfortable
YOUR lioitbe, if you lay in a supply of
famous Reading Anthracite NOW.
This coal gives intense heat without
smoke. A ton in your coal bin is sure
prevention against the coldest blasts of
Winter, Sold by all dealer. Slow burn
ing high grade most heat for the
The Philadelphia & Reading
Coal & Iron Co.
DEFEATED IN HOUSE,
BATTLE IN SENATE
Women Declare Vote for
Amendment Was Larger
Than They Had Ex
j pected to Receive.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 13,-The House of
Iteprcsentnllves Inst night defeated thf
resolution for n (oiwtltutlotml amend
ment providing for woman suffrage bj
tlie voto of 11 to 01.
The surrraBlslH fell TS short of Un
necessary iw catbirds olr, with K7 mem
bers not voting. This vote coming so
soon after picsident Wilson's firm state
ment that tho women should cnirj their
fight to thr States, instead of In Con
gloss, marks ti crushing defeat.
The vote of the l'cnnsjlvnnln delega
tion favored puffrage, 19 of the memhein
present voting for It mid nine ngnlnat It.
The I'ennsvlvnnlans otcd ns follows:
For the lesolutlon: Itepubllcans Hut-
ler, Milmonils, 1,'nrr, Graham, Gilrst,
Kclstor, Kless, Potion, Porter nnd Vnre.
Democrats Palmer, Logue, Dershcm,
Cart and Cnsoy. Progressives Kelly,
Walters, Temple and llullngs.
Against the resolution! Ilopttbllcans
Burke, Moore, Langhnm nnd Dlfondcrfcr.
Democrats Ilnlley, Barchfeld, Donohoc,
Tho vote, the second In the history of
Congiess on tho woman suffrage Issue,
came nt tlie close of a day of long-prc-pared-for
oratory, during which the many
speakers wcro listened to with frequent
evidences of approval or disapproval
from tho packed galleries. Tho question
was before tho House on tho Mondcll
resolution to submit n constitutional
amendment providing that the right ot
suffrage should not be abridged "because
Party lines were not strictly drawn In
the fight, though the Democratic lender,
Representative Underwood, dicing the
attitude of his party that sulTrago was
a State Issue, strongly opposed tho reso
lution, while Republican Leader Mann
was cne of the chief spcakcis of tho
Enthusiasm nlingled with dejection
when Speaker Clark announced the re
sult, nnd into tlie corridors from op
posite galleries filed the hundreds of
suffragists, with their purple and yellow
sashes nnd the red-rosc-bedecked nntl
suffragists. This was tho second defeat for the
suffrage cause In the National Legisla
ture within a yenr. March 10 last, an
equal suffrage constitutional amendment
proposed by Senator Chanibeilaln, of
Oregon, received a vote of 33 to :)l in
tho Senate, obtnlnlng a bare majority,
but falling o" tho ncccs-aiy two-thirds
-Mr. Brlstow's resolution, having the
Fame object as the Mondell measute, al
ready Is on the calendar In tho upper
House and tho "votes for women" tinny
is confident the contest there "will tell u
The suffragists found some comfort,
they said, in the fact that the vote In
the House exceeded by four their highest
estimate. Tho line-up of political patties
on the question wns:
For suffrage Demoi-i at. SU: Republi
cans, 72: Progressives, 12: Prugicsslve
Republicans, 3. Independent, 1.
Against suffi age Democrats, 171; Re
HOSPITALS GET BEQUESTS
Woman in Will Remembers Home
nntl Foreign Institutions.
The will of Mis. Helen Louise Meiilck,
who died at Per Germantown home, Roso
neacli, on School House lane, January .',
admitted to probnto today, bequeaths
sums of $1000 each to the new children's
ward of the Geimantown Dispensary and
Hospital, to St. Timothy's Hospital, of
Roxborough: to the Cosmopolitan Hos
pital of Gludccca, Venice, Italy, and to
the Seaman's Institute of Gibraltar Mis
sion Venice, Italy.
The will was executed May 2, 1909. in
Venire, w-hero Mrs. Merrick leslded for 11
vciis. returning to Philadelphia in 191'-'.
The amount nf the estate is designated
ns "?.".0,WO and upwards." Tlie ictldue
of the estate Is distributed among rcla
tlven Mrs. Meirick wns tho wife it
William Henrv Merrick, who died two
yonis nuo The Fidelity Trust Company
is named executor of the estate.
'Phe t!W.MW estate or Alphonse Feld
bpauche, civil engineer und secietary of
the Association of the Transportation Of
flceis of tlie Pennsylvania Railroad Lines
East of Pittsburgh, is left in ttust to his
daughter, Marguerite Fcldspaucbe Carlss,
wife of Dr. AValter L. Carls, at whoso
home, S01 North 41st stiect, the tcrtnlc-r
died. January 5. At tin- death or the
dattghlef the estate goes to tier children,
or Is to be distributed aiming other rela
tives , ., ,
Other wills probated today are thoso or
Julia Ann Dodd, lite of 1129 North lSUi
street, who died ut Ogontz, January ..
leaving an estate of 72, devised to a
niece, Clara R. Ft lend; Jemima Mellon.
620!) Whitby avenue. $10,000; Chalklcy Hat
ton. 2018 North 29th street, $2700; Juliana
Hart. 9I-3 McCIellan street, J2300, Tiiuiuas
A. Murtaeh, 2031 Arrh street, J2000.
SHOOTING VICTIM DIES
Bernard dl Egldlo, who was shot on
New Year's Eve at his home, 726 South
HutchlnBon street, died this morning at
the Pennsylvania Hospital. Patonetta
Guldo, of the same address, whp sur
rendered to the police as the man who
shot Kffldio. was held to await the action
of the coroner by Magistrate Coward, at
the 2d and Christian streets station.
Guldo Is said to have pleaded guilty to
m m' m&f,f 4,t "Tmsii I
MISS MAUD SHARPLESS
Secretary to Director Cooke, of
the Department of Public Works.
She stands at the head of a list
of women who took an examina
tion for appointment to a clerical
position in the city service.
HOG BRISTLES FOR BRUSHES
SCARCE, SAY PAINTERS
Pica Mntlo In Convention for Arbi
tration In Labor Disputes.
Members of the Master House Painters
nnd Decotntors' Association, In conven
tion ut the Adclphla Hotel, discussed to
day tho possibility ot inducing tlie Rus
sians and tho Prussians to stop killing
all the hogs they can lay their hands on
so that a. few bristles may have a chnnco
to grow and tho paint-brush Industry be
Tho prosperity ot the painting trade, It
was said, was menaced bocnuso good
brushes ore ns essential ns good paint.
Tho convention opened yesterday. Frank
Stiilcn, of Pittsburgh, nnd several other
speakers pleaded Tor tho organization of
emplovers and tho arbitration of labor
disputes. Labor unions, Mr. Stulcn said,
had come Into Industrial life to stay. Ho
urged employers to organize and meet
their employes Jh leasonablo grounds. K.
.1 Cattcll. city statistician, mode the ad
dress of welcome.
NEW PEACE MOVE REPORTED
TJ. S. President leads in Plans,
COPENHAGEN, Jan. 13. Tho Neue
Frele Prcsse ot Vienna publishes a state
ment that Queen Wllhelmlna of Holland,
the Grand Duchess ot Luxemburg and the
President of Switzerland, under the guid
ance ot President Wilson, are working for
All mount chi of neutral countries, says
the paper, have been Invited to Join a
MAGISTRATES MAKE PROTEST
Oppose Legislation 'Intended to
Abolish Their Office.
Proposed legislation to abolish the office
of maglstrata was attacked bj- magis
trates of Philadelphia, Delaware, Mont
gomery nnd Chester Counties at the an
nual meeting of their association nt City
Hall last night They will make an effort
to obtain legislation which will aid them
to dispense Justice better and mnko them
and their courts more popular with tho
A committee of two, C. Scott RIckards.
of Prospect Park, and William F. Camp
bell, of this city, was named to appeal to
the Leglslatutn for the repeal of the act
specifying that they shall hold ex parte
hearings only and for other changes In
the laws affecting magistrates.
Tho following ofllcers were elected:
Charles K. Melville, of Chester, president;
William II. Buckland, of Bryn Mawr, vice
president; C. Scott Rickards. secretary;
Joseph B. Glover, treasurer; John J.
Grellls, Maxwell Stevenson, Jr., both of
Philadelphia; 51. O. Harrigan, A. W.
Brockmaycr, of Paoll, and Thomas Bon
ner, of Springfield, trustees.
Workman Injured by Train
William S. Campbell, 38 years old, ot
3720 AVallace street, was struck by n
shifting engine of tho Pennsylvania Rail
road today while working in the yards of
U10111I Stieet .Station. Ho was lemovcd
to the Hahnemann Hospital, suffering
from bruises on the bend and body.
A Word to
The terrific wind storm last
night which in places amounted
to a hurricane working serious
damage to our lines, resulted in
extensive interruption of service
in many localities surrounding
We were fortunate in the fair
weather following the storm and
have concentrated our efforts
upon immediate restoration of
service, bringing men in from all
directions for that purpose.
This work is progressing very
rapidly and our subscribers may
count upon our continued best
The Bell Telephone Company
RETIREMENT OF VETERAN
P0ST0FFICE MAN RUMORED
Head of Registry Division to Quit
After 20 Years' Service. t
After 29 years' eniclcnt service In th
Philadelphia postofflte, James O'Sulllvah
present head of the Registry Division, It
Is rumored, will retire Friday, The rea
sons for Mr. O'Sulllvati's retirement
ccultl not bo learned today, either from -hint
or from Postmaster Thornton.
Mr. Thornton said that the Inform-,
tlou on which the tumor wns based had
como from Washington and that until ho
received orders from the Poslofflce De
partment there, lie could not cither deny,
or confirm the etor Mr. O'Sulllvan said
that ho wns forbidden by the postoflW
rules to give out nny Information what
over. in connection with the reported rejig
nation, It wns rumored Mr. O'Sulllvan
wns about to lose his ofllclnl head because
ninny Hears ago he, ns a Democrat, took
the Rlump against William Jennings
Itrynti in one of ills presidential rncen.
Postmaster Thornton snld lie had heard
that story many times, but he knew It to
be '"moonshine." Mr. Ofculllven said It
wns a fake nnd added that he had "never
stumped for or against nnvobdy" In his
Mr. O'Sulllvnii nntered tho postofflee
service hero In 1SSG ns n letter carrier. He
was nt ono tlmo superintendent ot deliv
ery nt tlie 9th nnd Chestnut station. Last
year, when tho postal servlco hero was re-"
organized, the position of superintendent
of delivery was abolished, and Mr. O'Sul
llvnn vvn- made chief ot the registry divi
sion, n new department of tho service,
which wns created out ot fragments of
several of tho old departments,
The departing chief of the registry
division Is mi ofllc-nr of the Ancient Order
of Hibernians und wns nctlvc Inst sum
mer In the cause of Irish Home Rulo, II
Is CI yents ot ago.
PROBEnS NAMED IN DELAWARE
DOVnn, Del., Jan. 13,-Prcsldcnt Walker
and Speaker nrnntlantPtoday announced
the legislative committee to investigate t
tha Child Labor Commission. The
probers will be Senators Hoffeclter and
Hart and Representatives Elliott,, Bend
Icr and Rash. The committee is vested
with power to subpoena witnesses and
will meet In Wilmington to nrrange for
the Investigation. 3
Long delays have marked the sessions
of the Legislature. Although both
branches have been organized more than
n week, only sK bills and a similar num
ber of resolutions have been Introduced.
Many aman has waited;
too long before coming to a'
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among them all there may
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